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The United Socialist States of Katyunon
Anthem: The Internationale
|Official languages||Vesienvällic, Ernokish, Asendavian|
|Ethnic groups |
|37.9% Ursine |
|Government||Federal Socialist Parliamentary Republic|
• Premier of the Union
|Legislature||Congress of Soviets|
• Katystan Revolution
|November 7 1917|
• Formation of the Union
|March 8 1918|
• 2019 census
|GDP (nominal)||2019 estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||Katyunion Klars (KNK)|
|ISO 3166 code||USS|
The region Katyunon was comprised of four nations: Katystan, Trudatsya, Kyravnia and Alasemo. Katystan was a nation of majority Felines. They were an absolute Monarchy led by Queen Li-Sigrid II. Trudatsya was an Ursine Constitutional Monarchy, in which only the wealthy could vote for members of the legislature, with King Vidar as the head of state. Kyravnia was a corporatist state of Dwarves led by a group of large mining corporations. Alasemo was an agrarian feudal nation, lead by Ivan 'The-Not-So-Terrible' and his noble council. These nations had formed around the same period, predicted to have taken shape in the 1600s. These nations all had heavily integrated economies and relied on each other to for various resources and industries. Katystan's textiles industry supplied the region with clothes, Trudatsya was know for its large steel foundries and weapon arsenals, Kyravnia's mining corporations owned large mine shafts and pits that extracted most of the regions coal, Iron and copper and Alasemo's nobles owned large farming estates that resulted in the nation becoming the breadbasket of the region.
The Great War (1904-1917)
The nations within the region all joined the Pacific Coalition, they had to fight together because of the heavy reliance on each other. The armies of Katyunon in the Norvaris were armed by Trudatsyain weapons, fed by Alasemo grain, wore uniforms made in Katystan and were heated by coal from Kyravnia. The soldiers of these nations fought, believing that when they returned their governments would care for them. The war in the Novaris theater was brutal for all who endured it and for these nations it was particularly bad. the nation lost 1 million people in poorly coordinated attacks ordered by incompetent generals, who only had the job because of aristocratic inheritance or because of government corruption. The populace had to endure tough rationing as production slowed when the men were called to fight, with food and clothing shortages being felt the most, alongside shortages of coal for people to heat their homes.
The Katyunon Revolution (1917)
All throughout the war opposition in all four nations protested their involvement in, what they saw as a pointless conflict that gained them nothing. this was proven to be true as after the war ended Katyunon had gain nothing due to the lack of a decisive victory by either side. the people were enraged and took to the streets to protest the shortages of food and clothing brought on by the war. soldiers returning from the war were also angry, They had been promised a land fit for heroes but were instead abandoned. The protest were organised by a group called the Katunon Red Front, a group of socialist political organisations that operated in the Katyunon region Arguing for the end of capitalism and the corporate and royal dictatorships and the creation of a united federation of the Four nations of Katyunon
This all boiled over in Katystan on November 7th, 1917, when the army joined the protesters and began to seize key buildings in various cities. The Red Front laid siege to the palace of queen Li-Sigrid. With support from the army the Red Front stormed the palace and arrested the queen and many of her nobles. The Red Front established the Katystan Socialist State and a regional Revolutionary Council in the capital of Katesval To coordinate the revolution and spread it to the neighbouring countries.
This sudden revolution in Katystan Inspired the Red Front in Trudatsya, Kyravnia and Alasemo to seize the initiative. In Trudatsya and Kyravnia large workers strikes supported by mutinying soldiers seize large parts of the nations industry and in Alasemo peasants began throwing aristocrats off their land or killing them. Trudatsya's government and Kyravnia's corporate board fled the region and Alasemo's king, Ivan, was killed when peasants stormed his private palace in the countryside. By november 11th, the Fed Front established New Socialist States In each nation. each nation would face internal opposition organised by the old governments but never full civil war, but in Alasemo in particular opposition by wealth farmers sabotaged the rebuilding of the food supply and was stamped out by state security services and the most prominent counter-revolutionaries were executed.
The Treaty of Katyunite (1918)
On March 8th 1918 the various countries in the Katyunon region had stabilized their states to the point that the Red Front felt confident in completing their final goal, establishing a federation in the region. the various heads of government met in Katesval to finalise their goals. The Treaty of Katyunite was signed by every nation of Katyunon and official created The United Socialist States of Katyunon. the treaty established a federal government in the newly rename city of Katyunite (this was renamed from Katesval to better suite being the capital of the United Socialist States). It established a common market within the federation and a common defence policy and a constitution for the Federation to operate under.
Government and Politics
The United Socialist States of Katyunon is a federal Parliamentary republic. The powers of state are heavily decentralised, with the the federal Katyunon Congress of Soviets having 400 seats from around the union and holding power over constitutional matters, defence, foreign policy, regulatory policy as well as monetary policy. They are responsible for the Katyunion army, They can also change the constitution with a simple majority. The Katyunon Congress of Soviets selects a premier to lead the federal government.
Each of the four nations within the union have their own unicameral Congress of Soviets, each holding power over economic, fiscal and social policy. Each nations congress has its own number of seats based on the populations of the nations, the Trudatsya congress 152 seats, the katystan congress 116 seats, the Kyrivnia congress 72 seats and the Alasemo congress 60 seats. Below them are the local soviets managing local areas.
All soviets, local, national and federal are elected by Single Transferable vote and universal suffrage.
Katyunion politics is dominated by Three parties. The main party is the Red Front, which has been in power in all major legislatures since the revolution. The Red Front is a socialist party consisting of three main groups/factions. Solidarity are the Democratic Socialists, who control all but one of the nation congresses and the federal congress, The Progress Alliance are a group of Social Democrats that want to reduce state planning and move to market socialism and The Marxist Vanguard, a group of radical marxists that want to pursue world revolution and a dictatorship of the proletariat to defend the revolution. The dominant faction in most of the legislatures is Solidarity, however the Marxist Vanguard do control the Alasemo congress of soviets.
The second biggest party is the liberal freedom party, a group of liberals that respected the democracy brought by the revolution, but want a return to the capitalist system, and an empowering of the federal congress to protect the rights of citizens in all members of the federation.
The final party is the Nationalist Front, a group of conservatives and nationalists that want to return to capitalism and reverse many of the progressive social policies passed by the Red Front. They are also the only party that supports ending the federation. They have the smallest support amongst the electorate out of the three parties.
The Katyunon economy is a de-centrally planned economy. each nation has a national planning board which may invest in infrastructure projects within their nations but can be vetoed by the local soviets such projects effect, regional planning boards, made up of members of local soviets, are then in charge of directing investment for their region with the permission of the local soviets and are the main drivers of investment in new enterprises and cooperatives.
all enterprises are state owned, state enterprises are run as either worker cooperatives, where Trade Union representatives make up the board of directors, or by worker and public representatives. This ensures that the enterprise serves the community and the workers by providing good compensation for work and a good service for the public.This economic system is protected by the constitution, meaning that a return by any member of the federation to private ownership and capitalism is unconstitutional, so those that want to change the economic system must amend the constitution or leave the federation.