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Urthian Worker's Internationale
(UWI)

Flag of The Internationale
Flag
Motto: Operantur protegens
("Protecting workers")
Location of Member States of the UWI. Member States (light green), Defence Member States (green).
Location of Member States of the UWI.
Member States (light green), Defence Member States (green).
UWI-Ideology.png
Member State's Ideologies

  Communist
  Socialist
  Democratic Socialist
  Syndicalist

  Other left-wing
Assemblies
Official languagesStaynish, Ethalrian
Demonym(s)Socialist
TypeSupranational union
Member States
Leaders
• Founding Socialist
Ronald Stemmler (DRO)
• Supreme Socialist
  • Not yet elected (2020-2021)
• Marshal Socialist
  • Not yet elected (2020-2021)
Legislature
  • Socialist Council
  • Red Defence Council
Establishment1st June 2020
• Organisation founded
1st June 2020
• Announced to Urth
12th June 2020
• Martovist Federation of Vakarastan joins
14th June 2020
• Democratic Republic of Ayaupia joins
16th June 2020
• Three nations join, raising membership to six
17th June 2020
• Democratic Republic of Sokala joins
14th July 2020
Area
• Total
12,323 km2 (4,758 sq mi)
Population
• 2020 estimate
17.6 million
• 2017 census
17.2 million

The Urthian Worker's Internationale (UWI, The Internationale, or the Second International) is a supranational union of Urthian socialist and communist states. Its main mission is to promote socialist ideals across Urth, as well as provide support to smaller member states.

The Socialist Council consists of the Supreme Socialist, as the Leader of the House, and all member states. The council handles decisions and policies regarding a range of affairs. From economic reform, to widespread social policies, to environmental matters. It also works to approve or reject motions submitted from the Red Defence Council (see below). Each member state holds a position on this council and is expected to abide by the Internationale's policies. Each proposed policy is put to a vote of either a simple majority or a two-third supermajority as defined by the Founding Socialist.

The Red Defence Council consists of the Marshal Socialist, as the Leader of the House, and member states which have opted into the Defence Council. Members of this council are usually high-ranking military officials or industry experts. Their remit is to maintain the defence of the Internationale from an operational and training perspective. Their successful motions are submitted to the Socialist Council for approval by politicians before execution. Benefits of the Red Defence Council include access to a joint research laboratory programme, a joint officer's training school, and naval access to the World Worker's Canal.

Presiding over both councils is the Founding Socialist, a position currently held by Ronald Stemmler, who is the current Chairman of State in the Democratic Republic of Osterlicsh. This unelected post was designed to allow the Osterlicshian founders some control over the flow of house business. Stemmler was reported to have commented on the matter "Osterlicsh simply wishes to maintain an appropriate discourse." The policy on succession of this post in is not clear.

History[edit | edit source | hide | hide all]

The UWI was officially formed on the 1st June 2020 by the Democratic Republic of Osterlicsh, although the union was not announced to the world until the 12th June 2020.

Organisation[edit | edit source | hide]

The UWI consists of a number of roles and positions. These roles are elected by the delegations of member states annually. Below is a table of these roles.

UWI Leader's Posts
Title Current Holder Purpose Next Election
Founding Socialist Ronald Stemmler, Demoratic Republic of Osterlicsh Presides over the Socialist Council. Acts as a Speaker of the House and chairs discussions. Sets the agenda for meetings in co-ordination with Supreme Socialist. Never
Supreme Socialist Tom Alban, East Cerdani Elected head of the Socialist Council. Acts as the Leader of the House and organises business. Is the signatory of passing bills and actions, proposes agendas in co-ordination with the Founding Socialist. Is able to veto actions voted upon (except for motions which involve the appointing or stripping of titles and positions). 22nd September 2020
Marshal Socialist Neville Kavchinko, Auraliyu Elected head of the Red Defence Council. Is the signatory of passing bills and actions in relation to defence operations, proposes agendas in co-ordination with the Founding Socialist. Is able to veto actions voted upon (except for motions which involve the appointing or stripping of titles of the Marshal Socialist or Supreme Socialist). 22nd September 2020

Current Policies[edit | edit source | hide]

Policies refer to both motions, which are discussed and put together in a more simplistic format, and bills, which are in a more complete format. "Current Policies" refers to policies which are currently enforced by UWI law. As per the Constitution of the Worker (2020), all UWI Current Policies are adhered to. Else the consequences in the broken policies are to be considered. Below is a summary of the Current Policies.

  • Constitution of the Worker (2020)
    • Outlines the responsibilities of Member States in their commitment to the cause. Acts as a membership agreement.
  • Internationale Mutual Defence Act (2020)
    • Regulates the condition in which the Red Defence Council can operate offensively, defensively, in readiness, in development, and in peacekeeping operations.
  • Internationale Posts Election Act (2020)
    • Outlines the quarterly election of the Supreme Socialist and Marshal Socialist.
  • Membership and Vetting Act (2020)
    • Establishes observer membership status. Requires vetting and vote on new members and members upgrading their membership status.

Policy Naming Convention[edit | edit source | hide]

Policies and motions are named under the same format. They are known under the same code from their first raising to the Council until they are made into a bill. The first two letters identify the source of the policy. SC is used for the Socialist Council and DC for the Red Defence Council. Bills which succeed the Defence Council retain their DC identifier when voted for in the Socialist Council. The second section is the date on which the policy was first proposed in a (DDMMYY) format. The final section is an incrementing number of the day's motions. If three motions have already been submitted on the same day, then the fourth will end in "-04".

In amendments, a letter may be suffixed to the policy name to

List of Motions[edit | edit source | hide]

Motions are raised to each council by member states and are selected for discussion by the Supreme Socialist for the Socialist Council and the Marshal for the Red Defence Council. Here, the motions are discussed and, if appropriate, put to a vote. Successful legislative motions in the Socialist Council become Current Policies, whereas successful motions in the Red Defence Council become motions for the Socialist Council. Motions which pertain to military action or elections become "Current Policies" for the duration of their existence and become defunct once completed (unless specified otherwise).

Socialist Council[edit | edit source | hide]

Number Title Description Proposed Seconded Action
(Vote/Veto/Dismissal/Postpone)
Result
(For-Against-Abstain)
SC-010620-01 Motion to Form Constitution of the Worker
  • Notes that the UWI is without constitution.
  • Believes this is not in the interest of the Urthian Workers.
  • Resolves that a constitution should be formed.
DRO-State.png Founding Socialist, Ronald Stemmler (Not required) Veto (success) N/A
Success
SC-010620-02 Motion to Legislate Mutual Defence Act
  • Notes that the Red Defence Council is without mandate.
  • Believes this is not in the interest of the Member States.
  • Resolves that legislation on the Mutual Defence should be formed.
DRO-State.png Founding Socialist, Ronald Stemmler (Not required) Veto (success) N/A
Success
SC-010620-03 Motion to Legislate Elected Positions
  • Notes that the Supreme Socialist and Marshal Socialist posts are without mandate.
  • Believes this is not in the interest of the UWI.
  • Resolves that legislation on the election and term of these posts should be formed.
DRO-State.png Founding Socialist, Ronald Stemmler (Not required) Veto (success) N/A
Success
SC-120620-01 Motion to Hold Election of Supreme Socialist
  • Notes that the post of Supreme Socialist has not yet been elected.
  • Believes this is not in the interest of the Urthian Workers.
  • Resolves that an election should be held no later than the 1st July 2020.
DRO-State.png Founding Socialist, Ronald Stemmler (Not required) Veto (success) N/A
Success
DC-120620-01 Motion to Hold Election of Marshal Socialist
  • Notes that the post of Marshal Socialist has not yet been elected.
  • Believes this is not in the defence interests of the Urthian Workers.
  • Resolves that an election should be held no later than the 1st July 2020.
DRO-State.png Founding Socialist, Ronald Stemmler (Not required) Veto (success) N/A
Success
SC-030720-01 Motion to Establish Membership Types and Vetting
  • Notes that the UWI is a relatively new supranational union without any track record.
  • Believes that nations interested in participating in the UWI, who are more centre-leaning or are concerned with democratic processes may need additional motivation and evidence of the UWI's activities.
  • Resolves that a "Observer Member" title should be introduced, which allows observer states access to the Ansdorf Assembly's Socialist Council in an observational capacity.
DRO-State.png Founding Socialist, Ronald Stemmler Flag of East Germany.svg Supreme Socialist, Tom Alban Vote 5-1-0
Success
SC-100720-01 Motion to Condemn So-Called Rodenia
  • Notes that the invasion of Puntalia was on the basis of suppressing Puntalian Worker's rights to freely explore socialism as they see fit.
  • Believes that the only way for the UWI to protect Workers of the world is to condemn this invasion and make diplomatic appeals as part of a 'peace process'.
  • Resolves that the UWI should publicly condemn this invasion, request a seat at the peace process, and appeal, though diplomatic channels, to other stakeholders.
DRO-State.png Founding Socialist, Ronald Stemmler (Not required) Vote 4-0-2
Success
SC-100720-01 Motion to Approve Democratic Republic of Sokala as Full Member
  • Notes the request of the Democratic Republic of Sokala's intentions to become a Full Member of the Urthian Worker's Internationale.
  • Believes this nation to be an ally to the UWI.
  • Resolves that, in accordance with the Membership and Vetting Act, a vote should be held on the membership of this nation.
DRO-State.png Founding Socialist, Ronald Stemmler (Not required) Vote 3-1-2
Success

Red Defence Council[edit | edit source | hide]

Number Title Description Proposed Seconded Action
(Vote/Veto/Dismissal/Postpone)
Result
(For-Against-Abstain)
DC-120620-01 Motion to Hold Election of Marshal Socialist
  • Notes that the post of Marshal Socialist has not yet been elected.
  • Believes this is not in the defence interests of the Urthian Workers.
  • Resolves that an election should be held no later than the 1st July 2020.
DRO-State.png Founding Socialist, Ronald Stemmler (Not required) Veto (success) N/A
Success