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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 of 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 known 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 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 theatre was brutal for all who endured it and for these nations it was particularly bad. The nations 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 Red 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 wealthy 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.
Constitution and Federal Politics
The Constitution of Katyunon is the document that sets out how the federation functions and the powers of the Federal, National and local governments.
Article 1 describes the role of the federal government. the Katyunion Congress of Soviets would have 400 seats in total. All members are to be elected every 5 years by single transferable vote. they alone would hold power over defence and foreign policy. they would also control the federal bank and be in charge of monetary policy and Income tax. To ensure fair trade, all safety, security, environmental and trade regulations, as well as workers rights, would be decided by the federal government. The revenue for the Federal government is generated through Income taxes and Import duties. The Katyunon Congress of Soviets alone would be allowed to change the constitution, this is done through a majority vote for an amendment in the Katyunion Congress of Soviets followed by a confirmation vote in the devolved national governments. the Congress would select 1 member to become Premier, he would the select his ministers from the Congress, requiring a confidence vote from the congress for their appointment.
Article 2 describes the role of the National governments. each nation in the federation would have its own national parliaments each elected every 5 years by single transferable vote. the amount of seats in these parliaments are decided by population and must all total the amount of seats in the Katyunion Congress of Soviets. Every national parliament would Independently decide economic, social, environmental and security policy, only limited by federal regulatory legislation and by the local soviets veto on projects in their jurisdiction . all national congresses can decide their own fiscal policy gaining funding from the federal government and from a 10% share of the each federal tax collected in their jurisdiction. the current number of seats in each parliament is, the Trudatsyain congress: 152 seats, the katystani congress: 116 seats, the Kyraivniain congress: 72 seats and the Alasemonion congress: 60 seats. each national Congress selects 1 member as their Premier and he then selects his ministers from the Congress, requiring a confidence vote from the congress for their appointment.
Article 3 sets out local government responsibility. local Soviets are to be elected every 5 years and are in charge of managing local economies. They have the power to set land value taxes for their area and to use this money to improve local communities how they see fit, they may also receive funding from the national governments. Local Soviets may start local construction projects without the permission of the national Soviet, however, if the national Soviet wishes to begin construction in a Local Soviets jurisdiction, they must receive permission from the Local Soviet, giving Local Soviets and effective veto on government projects.
Article 4 codifies a commitment to an egalitarian and democratic economic policy. Article 4 prohibits private ownership entirely, so all enterprises must be socially owned, either by the public or as a cooperative. It mandates that all enterprises must have democratically elected and accountable leadership through an Independent Trade Union. the electorate, workers who are union members , usually elect shop-steward councils which act as management for individual workplaces, as well as a stewardship board which decide the value of their labour as well as allocation of resources and the national strategy to meet their production goals, this is not the same in all industries but is the most widely used model. planning decisions are made by Local soviets and regional planning boards made up of members of the local soviets. National governments also appoint national planning boards to make planning decisions in the interests of the nation as a whole. these boards decide production goals for public enterprises and the compensation for their labour and can set targets for cooperatives if needed through the negotiation of planning agreements with the Stewardship board. the syndicates however independently plan how to meet these goals and are to be free form direct government interference.
Article 5 sets out the role of the judiciary. the supreme court of Katyunon is made up of two representatives from each nation, appointed by each national supreme court. Each nation within the federation has its own supreme court, which is elected by the people within that nation every 10 years. local court judges are then appointed by the national supreme courts. These courts are to hold the executive and legislature to account, ensure they follow the constitution through the use of judicial review and to interpret legislation passed by the legislature.
Article 6 sets out various rights held by the citizens of the federation. These include the right to freedom of speech, right to assembly, equal right to vote, right to a fair trial by jury and right to humane treatment in incarceration. The right to all the means of life such as food, water, shelter, heat, light, health, education, communication and movement ensure the well being of all citizens, must be provided by the federal government. Notably absent from these protections are religious protections, these are left to the individual nations to decide.
Katyunion politics is dominated by Three parties.
The main party, the Red Front, is a socialist party that has controlled the Katyunion congress of soviets since its creation, although it has often been described as three parties in coalition instead of one unified party. it has 263 seats in Katyunion Congress of Soviets consists of three main groups/factions. Solidarity are the Socialists, who they usually support the current political and economic arrangement, their main figure is the current federal premier Aino Jokinen, a Socialist and pacifist. The Progress Alliance are a group of Social Democrats that want to reduce state planning, weaken the federal government and move to market socialism. The Marxist Vanguard, a group of radical marxists that want to pursue world revolution and a centralisation of power in the federal government to create a dictatorship of the proletariat to defend the revolution, their leader Elliusha Helena is the current federal Foreign minister.
The second biggest party is the liberal freedom party with 94 seats, 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 and smallest party is the Nationalist Front with 43 seats, 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 Katystani Socialist Republic hold's the honour of the home of the Katyunon Revolution, being the nation that the regional revolution began and being the first nation to be liberated by the proletariat. it was known as a majority feline state and as major producer of Luxury clothing items that were enjoyed by the privileged classes of the old capitalist and feudal nations of the Katyunon region. after the revolution its clothing industry was socialised and most luxury items were dropped from production in favour of adequate clothing and accessory items for the masses, this still remains the largest employer in Katystan. the current ruling party in the Katystani congress of soviets is the Red Front, lead by the Solidarity faction of the party.
The Trudatsya soviet republic is an historically ursine nation and the most populace nation in the federation, holding the most seats in the federal congress and the largest national congress, both of which return large Red Front majorities. The main political conflicts arise from the competing factions in the red front, mostly being won by the Solidarity faction. Trudatsya was always a major centre for heavy industry. after the revolution most of the war industries were converted into civilian goods factories, producing mostly medical equipment, however large construction, steel and Ship Building Industries still remain operational, all now under public ownership.
Kyravnia had an interesting history as a nation of dwarves ruled by the large mining corporations of the region, which still majorly influences the economy of the region. The Corporations fled during the revolution as a miners rebellion, led by a the Red Front who had formed a secret miners union, captured many of the pits and mining Towns within Kyravnia. The economy of Kyravnia is lest reliant on the state-owned mining enterprise, although it is still the largest employer in the region and one of the biggest economic contributors to the Katyunion economy, new technology industries have begun to create a new high tech economy fuelled by the proximity of rare minerals such as lithium. The Red Front win large majorities here with Solidarity and Marxist Vanguard being the biggest winners.
The most unique nation in the federation is Alasemo, mainly due to its more violent revolution and authoritarian government. During the Katyunon revolution there was violence, but Alasemo, a majority Human feudal monarchy at the time, was notably more violent with peasants killing aristocratic families and the king being caught and executed. politically The Marxist vanguard dominate the the Alasemonion Congress of Soviets, being the only nation not controlled by Solidarity and is noticeably more authoritarian with law enforcement being empowered, religion being supressed and state run press. Alasemo is mainly agricultural, with what industries that exist manufacturing automobiles, farm machinery and fertilisers, with all enterprises being state-owned.
The Katyunion economy follows a socialist planned doctrine, with planning agreements negotiated between the union representatives on the Stewardship Boards of the industries and the national and federal government. these decide economic targets for industries, investment for respective industries and the pay of workers. Most of the Katyunion economy is publicly owned although some worker co-ops exist in the smaller sectors of the economy. The main industries of the federal economy are the mining and heavy industry sectors, making Kyravnia and Trudatsya the most economically vital regions of the country. The mining industry mainly focuses on coal and Iron mining, with lithium being a smaller share of mining output. In Heavy industry, steel is the biggest industry, with ship building being the second largest industry focused around the coast, the automotive industry in Alasemo is also a developing industry within Katyunon .Katystan's textiles sector is a distant fourth within the economy, although important and the largest supplier of clothes in Katyunon it is it makes up a small part of the GDP as after the revolution the government focused on the development of heavy industry and after 1964 the focus shifted to developing good quality public services.
Public services are owned by the Public through the Federal Government to provide the 'means of life' as quoted in the constitution. Health and social care, education, passenger and freight transport, communications such as mail and telecoms and utilities such as energy, water and waste management are some of the services provided by the state to the Public. These are organised by each nation as large syndicates. Health and social care is provided when needed and is free at the point of use, education is free from cradle to grave, energy and water are provided for free to people until they use over a certain cap, transport and communications around the federation is cheap, even a certain amount of food is provided for free for poor families through meal tickets. these services form the basis of the welfare state and employ many within Katyunon.
Many industries are held in public control as large syndicates because of their importance to the federations economy, the commanding heights of the economy as some refer to them, though often are controlled by the national governments not the federal government. construction and forestry are held in state ownership for efficient construction and to care for the natural environment. Kyravnia's mining industry and Katystans textiles industry are state-owned due to their importance in the economy. In Trudatsya, The Defence, Steel and Pharmaceutical industries are state-owned due to there strategic importance in supplying the federation with materials and equipment. In Alasemo the Marxist Vanguard expropriated most industries, from the automotive industry to agriculture. The Banking and financial system we the masters of the capitalist economy and we the first to be nationalised, projected as the end of capitalism in Katyunon. These industries follow national and regional planning to help manage economic growth more effectively in sectors where it is required to meet the higher demands of the growing population.
what enterprises are not owned by the state are the co-operatives. these small syndicates aren't major within the economy and don't usually follow government plans, however, some states maintains a minority share in all co-operatives so they may issue planning order is needs be. In alasemo however, all co-operatives are also in full state ownership along with the public services and key industries.
Defence and Foreign affairs
The Katyunon Defence Force (KDF) is the main military of Katyunon and is the main recipient of the federal budget. It is around 100,000 soldiers in strength, with a small navy of 15 submarines and an airforce of about 75 fighters and 20 attack aircraft. The KDF is purely for federal defence, as stipulated in the Defence Force Act, which prevents the KDF from being deployed offensively, however volunteers and equipment can be sent to other nations.
The Katyunon foreign ministry has always been a major part of federal politics, since the Marxist Vanguard are very supportive of an active foreign policy of global revolution. It is often controlled by the Marxist Vanguard, leading to a more interventionist foreign policy, often having to be reigned in by the other factions. current policy is to assist socialist struggles across the world through aid and sending military support to left-wing governments around the globe, getting involved in one way or another in most civil wars involving leftist faction though usually not directly. This interventionism often causes the foreign office to get into trouble with the other parties involved in the civil wars.