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Socialist Republics of Sorentavia and Crencello
|Other spoken languages||Packilvanian |
|Ethnic groups |
|Government||Federal one-party socialist directorial republic|
• Head Secretary and Sirdar Montakhab
• Prime Minister
• People's Council Speaker
|213,756.31 km2 (82,531.77 sq mi)|
• 2020 estimate
• 2020 census
|105.97/km2 (274.5/sq mi)|
|GDP (nominal)||2020 estimate|
|$563. 049 billion SHD|
• Per capita
|Currency||Soren riyal (SER)|
|Driving side||left (side of road)|
The Socialist Republics of Sorentavia and Crencello, shortened to Sorentavia and Crencello but most often informally known as just Sorentavia, is a socialist state in eastern Yasteria, west of the Codex Pontus, and shares maritime borders with Packilvania to the west and the Packilvanian cities of Samokov and Antimovo within the Crencello Arc. Consisting of just islands, Sorentavia has a land area of 213,756.31 squard kilometers. The largest island is Sorentavia with a land area of 187,375.26 squared kilometers. Consisting of a population of 22,652,452, the largest city being Remna-Cirto with a population of 4,280,187.
Sorentavia has a deep history due to its proximity to early civilizations. One such group is the nekomimis who first settled the area that is now the Crencello Arc over 20,000 years ago. With the migration of the nekomimis around 2000 BCE, the existing settlements over time formed into the civilization of Kodekesia which dominated the region for thousands of years. Following behind Kodekesia were the Marenic people, a maritime group that grew their influence over the Codex Pontus and into the Packilvanian Ocean between 500 BCE and 500 CE. One such Marenic group, the Aspirians, quickly gained traction in 200 BCE and into the Common Era. Known as the Norvians in present day, they spread their influence across both the Pacific and Packilvanian Oceans, however they remained fully settled in the Crencello Arc and Sorentavia up until 504 CE with the collapse of the Vaerlan Empire. The islands would remain a jumbled collection of small kingdoms until the arrival of the Juzalths from the mainland in 829. The Juzalths would push further into the Codex Pontus and into the Aspirian Isles, taking over the Fortunan Empire in 1091 under Rayyan II, also known as Antonello as emperor of Fortuna. The dual empire would be short lived when a new force from mainland Yasteria, the Sultanate of Greldonia, arrived and invaded the island of Sorentavia. This would lead to the collapse of the Juzalths in 1114, beginning a period of conflict between Greldonia and Fortuna. Entering into the 14th century would see endless invasion attempts by the Fortunan Empire which would lead to the collapse of Greldonia in 1327, making Sorentavia a steppingstone for Fortunan invasions onto the mainland. Fortunan dominance over the region would slowly break apart and entering into the 17th century would see Sorentavia and the Crencello Arc coming under the control of Packilvania. Sorentavia would eventually gain its independence with the end of the Great War and the following communist uprising in Packilvania. The uprising would especially inspire socialist thought in Sorentavia which would become the base for governance when the current government was officially formed in 1936. The final states to join were from the Crencello Arc who slowly joined within the union in the 1960s and 1970s.
It is made up of the thirteen states of Alvyda, Jaziraba, Saflanda, Jariv, Binaji, Rud, Zonaula, Soremal, Greldona, Yelo, Remnia, Alvid, and Joreli.
Sorentavian War of Independence (1906-1916)
As the Great War increased in intensity, moral and living conditions began faltering in Sorentavia which kindled a growth of dissatisfaction and resentment for the monarchy. Protests and strikes picked up throughout 1905 which led to clashes with police and soldiers, leaving 746 dead by the end of the year. Opposition groups, such as the Garbon Socialist Society and the Alvyda Students Association, further consolidated together to organize protests across Sorentavia and set collected demands. The general demands of the opposition included a more representative civil government, an end to the conscripting of young Sorentavians to fight in the war, and improvements to workplace conditions.
The demonstrations reached their breaking point in March 1906 when demoralized troops stationed in Alvyda deserted in mass and officers declaring their support with the opposition. Barracks across Sorentavia were either left emptied or overrun by opposition forces armed with captured weapons. Fearing for their lives, the governor and his officials of the provincial government departed the island on 27 March, leaving Sorentavia to opposition forces who quickly established an interim government. The collective body of republican and left-wing groups assembled and officially formed the Autonomous Provinces of Sorentavia Committee (APSC) to represent the state. Making up a majority of the party were moderates and royalist sympathizers who intended to end hostilities with Packilvania and negotiate a deal where Sorentavia remained a part of Packilvania but with greater autonomy. To the dismay of the opposition, this was only the beginning of the conflict as attempts at negotiation were denied by the monarchy. Instead, Sorentavia was declared a rogue state by Packilvania and an invasion force was formed to retake the island.
Through the end of 1906, Packilvanian troops regained control of northern Sorentavia, pushing rebel forces into the Beyra Desert and Alvyda surrendering on 11 December after a three-month siege. Regularly the Packilvanian Army undertook offensives into the Beyra Desert but were never able to openly engage rebel fighters who actively avoided combat. Dissent in occupied territory between 1907 and 1912 further drew out the conflict, leading to the Packilvanians taking a brute force approach in quelling uprisings. The continuation of the war practically ended the monarchist movement on the island which allowed for the recently formed Garbon Socialist Party of Sorentavia (GSPS) and its socialist alliance to take full control of the APSC and its resistance forces.
By 1912, the opposition forces, with indirect support from the Pacific Coalition, increased their raids on Packilvanian positions along the Beyra Desert. These attacks and endless civil unrest forced the Packilvanians to fall back to the port cities. The opposition would gain their first major victory in 1914 with the joint attack of the port city of Rabayra.
1915 would see the greatest gains for the opposition as they continued to push the Packilvanian army further east. In August 1915, Alvyda was recaptured after a week-long fight and opposition leaders were met with cheers by the city residents. The conflict concluded after a decade when a ceasefire was agreed to in 1916 and the final Packilvanian troops were withdrawn from Sorentavia. In August, a new provisional government was formed, setting the groundwork of a new political system and post-war elections with the first held on 15 October 1916. With little opposition, the GSPS swept the election with over 90% participating votes nationally and at least 70% for each province. Under the GSPS, the Socialist Republic of Sorentavia became the official name of the nation and the government later allied itself with the PCP during the First Packilvanian Civil War in 1918. An official recognition of Sorentavia's independence would not occur until January 1919 following the conclusion of the war and the Packilvanian People's Republic under Gideon Muktan was formed with whom the Sorentavian government negotiated with.
Socialist Republic of Sorentavia
A new constitution was written and adopted in 1920 which further consolidated the power of the GSPS over Sorentavia, making it the sole ruling party.
Crencello Arc War
Sorentavia and Crencello is a federal one-party socialist directorial republic consisting of two constituent states officially referred to as socialist republics, further divided into thirteen provinces of varying autonomy. The Sorentavian Constitution as adopted in 1981 describes the Marblec Socialist Union (MSU) as the sole legal political party. Prior to 1981, the republics were co-governed by the Garbon Socialist Party of Sorentavia and the Crencello Liberationist Front before merging to form the MSU. Further reform entering into the 21st century has devolved power of the party, returning a great deal of autonomy to the regional branches of the organization. The Head Secretary of the Marblec Socialist Union is the most senior position in the party and the de facto leader of the Sorentavia. The current Head Secretary is Naveed Al-Amin.
The Sirdar Almontakhabayn of the Socialist Republics of Sorentavia and Crencello is the collective head of state of the republics. Since the adoption of the 1981 Constitution, the Sirdar Almontakhabayn is made up of fifteen members under the title of Sirdar Montakhab, or simply Sirdar, thirteen of which are elected by their respective provincial legislatures and two elected by the Regional People's Councils of Sorentavia and Crencello, all approved by the National People’s Council. Powers given to the Sirdars include representing the country, commanding the People’s Defense Force, appointing generals, proposing candidates for prime minister and the Federal Council, proposing candidates for federal judges, and appointing ambassadors. Since the inception of the current political system, the Head Secretary of the MSU always holds a position as Sirdar, usually through the Sorentavian People's Council. According to the constitution, the Sirdar Almontakhabayn equally share power, but in practice it is the Head Secretary who exercises authority. The Sirdars serve for five years with an unlimited term limit.
The National People’s Council (NPC) is the 500-delegate unicameral legislative body of Sorentavia and Crencello. 250 representatives are assigned to each republic and are elected to serve five-year terms. Presiding over the body is the People’s Council Speaker who is elected by the representatives of the Council. The People's Council meets bi-yearly
The Prime Minister and First Minister of the Socialist Republics of Sorentavia and Crencello is the joint head of governments of Sorentavia and Crencello. Although having differing titles, both ministers share an equal share of power. The purpose of this is to allow for both republics to be represented within the executive body with the Prime Minister coming from the Sorentavian representatives and the First Minister coming from the Crencellan representatives. The candidates for the position are appointed by the People's Council and approved by the regional councils by a majority vote both separately and overall. The Prime Minister and First Minister preside over the Cabinet of Ministers whose members they propose and are approved by the People's Council. The Cabinet is made up of fifteen ministries, each headed by a Minister, along with multiple government-controlled agencies.
The Supreme People’s Court of Sorentavia and Crencello is the highest judicial court of the Socialist Republics of Sorentavia and Crencello. The Council of Justices consists of the Chief Justice and fourteen Deputy Chief Justices who are nominated by the Sirdar Almontakhabayn and appointed by the People’s Council.