WA Delegate: The Capitalizt Merchant-State of Wolfgramnation (elected )
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Today's World Census Report
The Largest Insurance Industry in Calefacta Aquas Piscinae
The World Census posed as door-to-door salespeople in order to establish which nations have the most extensive Insurance industries.
As a region, Calefacta Aquas Piscinae is ranked 7,698th in the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
|1.||The Capitalizt Merchant-State of Wolfgramnation||Capitalist Paradise Corporate Slave State||“Ruthless Determination, Leviathanic Ambition”|
|2.||The Imperium of Djibouti Jeans||Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors||“Ave Imperii”|
|3.||The Nomadic Peoples of Verachy||Capitalist Paradise Corporate Slave State||“Mission Accomplished”|
|4.||The Computerpowered Principality of Ramonsland||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists||“It's always a good time to debate philosophy”|
|5.||The Most Serene Republic of Agro-Centric Appaloosa||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists||“Might Makes Right”|
|6.||The Federal Democratic Republic of Arcane City||Anarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society||“Moving Forward, Never Back”|
|7.||The Republic of The Military of South Asians 28||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists||“For Raiding and Defending”|
|8.||The Republic of Pescatarians||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists||“Strength Through Freedom”|
|9.||The Federal Republic of Toumika||Civil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives||“暗闇の中光れ、信念の道を辿って、高鳴る心にも翻る自由の旗。”|
|10.||The Republic of Rhy Sot||Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship||“Strength Through Freedom”|
- : The Orangist Republic of Contrai created a new regional poll: "What's your political leanings on the traditional political spectrum?".
- : The Republic of Fri Carizaha arrived from Wintreath.
- : The Union of Communes of Suburbistanistan rejected Mercenaries R Us's request for regional embassies.
- : The CEO of Mercenaries R Us of Mercenary CEO of the region Mercenaries R Us proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Orangist Republic of Contrai created a new regional poll: "Which lives matter?".
- : The People's Republic of Donestk departed this region for Boston.
- : The People's Republic of Donestk arrived from South Pacific.
- : The Nomadic Peoples of Verachy arrived from The Pacific.
- : The Republic of Lan Monka arrived from The West Pacific.
- : Ivalicia ceased to exist.
Calefacta Aquas Piscinae Regional Message Board
After 136 Days of not doing anything to my political parties, I finally decided to give them a proper amount of seats in the Upper and Lower houses of my nation.
- Next Election; In a week.
- Current leader; Natalia Poklonskaya
- Current States of Houses; Organized & all seats claimed
- Last Election Winner; Natalia Poklonskaya
- Current population feelings; Mixed, wishing for new election
- Popular Parties; NPP, CPM, PPP
- Upper House; Federation Council
- Lower House; National Assembly
- Current Party Leader: Maria Veselin
- Current Election Candidate: Anastasia Oda
- Ideology: National Communism
- Party Color; Red
- Seats in Upper House: 24/300
- Seats in Lower House: 19/600
- Current Party Leader: Nedyalka Yoana
- Current Election Candidate: Varvara Lyuba
- Ideology: Liberal Populism
- Party Color; Ercu
- Seats in Upper House: 9/300
- Seats in Lower House: 10/600
- Current Party Leader: Yermolai Kristiyan
- Current Election Candidate: Stefaniya Fraga
- Ideology: Environmentalism;Social Liberalism
- Party Color; Forest Green
- Seats in Upper House: 20/300
- Seats in Lower House: 39/600
- Current Party Leader: Aleksey Innokenty
- Current Election Candidate: Yuli Matfey
- Ideology: Ultranationalism
- Party Color; Duke Blue, Gold
- Seats in Upper House: 19/300
- Seats in Lower House: 37/600
- Current Party Leader: Feofan Violeta
- Current Election Candidate: Danika Král
- Ideology: Social Patriotism
- Party Color; Blood Red, White
- Seats in Upper House: 47/300
- Seats in Lower House: 103/600
- Current Party Leader: Demid Ueno
- Current Election Candidate: Natalia Poklonskaya
- Ideology: Paternalistic Conservatism
- Party Color; Eminence
- Seats in Upper House: 78/300
- Seats in Lower House: 170/600
- Current Party Leader: Boyko Paskal
- Current Election Candidate: Irunya Chernenko
- Ideology: Pan-nationalism
- Party Color; Azure
- Seats in Upper House: 11/300
- Seats in Lower House: 13/600
- Current Party Leader: Plamen Geno
- Current Election Candidate: Feofan Nikon
- Ideology: State Corporatism
- Party Color; Ruby Red
- Seats in Upper House: 18/300
- Seats in Lower House: 30/600
- Current Party Leader: Yuina Rozaliya
- Current Election Candidate: Nanako Junov
- Ideology: Conservative Liberalism
- Party Color; Midnight Blue
- Seats in Upper House: 20/300
- Seats in Lower House: 38/600
- Current Party Leader: Ninel Makoto
- Current Election Candidate: Ivan Buraginsuki
- Ideology: Defensive Democracy
- Party Color; Amber
- Seats in Upper House: 54/300
- Seats in Lower House: 141/600
- Current Union Leader:Innokenty Zima
- Reason for ban: Perjury, Espionage, attempted bribery.
- Ideology: Fascism
- Current Union Leader: Bronislav Filippov
- Reason for ban: Perjury, Sedition, Espionage, attempted bribery.
- Ideology: Totalitarianism
How was the head of state (or other chief national authority) selected? Via public election.
How was the head of government selected? What powers does the office exercise? The Head of State is Chosen by public election as well, usually always from the same party as the President.
How is the national legislature selected? From within each Oblast and Territory and smaller districts from within these Oblasts and Territories. These Senator have to spend 2 years in their seat before being given a green light to run again for either the upper or lower house.
Are elections considered free and fair? Are irregularities serious enough that they alter the results significantly? Yes. Many times, elections run with very list issues, and no irregularities usually happen, and when they do, they usually amount to a simple malfunction that is easily fixed.
Does the opposition have a realistic chance of gaining support and power through elections? Yes, as there was point in time were Communist ruled the nation until many decades ago they were removed from power by more right leaning political parties.
Is voting voluntary? If so, which was the average turnout in recent elections? Voting is voluntary. Voter turnout usually comes to around 75-80%, as many still do care about the inner workings of the Ethrieanite political system.
SEPARATION OF POWERS AND FUNCTIONING OF GOVERNMENT
In case national representatives were freely elected, are they able to successfully develop and implement new policies? Does government authority extend over the full national territory? Generally yes. Many policies, as long as they can reach the lower house without issue, are passed into law. The government usually enforces all these laws, unless if it's on any sort of religious property or a military base, where military courts will have to pass that law.[/color]
Do foreign powers (democratic or not), or unelected entities (the military, religious or economic oligarchies...) exercise undue influence over the government? While many would like to say no, there are some powers in which their influence can be felt in elections, considering Ethriea is a valuable, but rather unstable ally.
Does the legislature have the legislative initiative? What restrictions are placed on its ability to pass laws, including constitutional amendments? The right of legislative initiative is held closely in the new revised constitution as it's a way to keep dictators away from power. The legislature needs at least 55% of the majority vote to have the bill passed.
Is the executive able to subvert the legislature through legal or extralegal means (such as arbitrary dissolutions, lack of an adequate budget, or vetoes)? Only the President has the power to veto any bill that comes into the legislature. The only cases where the bill or policy will not pass is when the national, or local budget can't support the bill or policy.
From 0-10 (0 = clean, 10 = most corrupt), how pervasive is corruption (in government, business, etc.)? (Small explanation appreciated) Due to the shake ups felt in the government 24/7, in government the scale hovers around 4-5, while is business, due to the harsh laws, it current stands around a 3 or even 2.
From 0-10 (0 = completely opaque, 10 = completely transparent), how transparent is government activity? (Small explanation appreciated) Due to many military operations still hidden from public, and policies generally not announced, it stands at a 5-6.
Is there an independent judiciary, or is it subject to political pressure? There is an independent judiciary, however usually they are not needed.
Is there an independent media? Yes, there are only two government owned new recourses in the entire nation, one for military purposes and another for public attention
Is there freedom of religion, including non-belief? Yes.
Is education free of political interference or indoctrination? It is forbidden in the Constitution to push or even support the idea of political indoctrination in schools.
Are citizens able to express dissent in practice, without fearing retribution? How pervasive is surveillance? Yes, as the right to freedom of opinion without government retaliation is a closely held right in many cases. This doesn't mean they are free of public retribution however.
Is there freedom of assembly? Are peaceful protests allowed, and are they able to proceed in practice? The right to public protest is a constitutional right.
Are there basic guarantees of due process (in civil and criminal matters), and are they upheld in practice? Yes and yes.
Are independent trade unions and NGOs able to operate freely? Yes, as there are many laws forcing there to be any Unions to operate freely within each industry.
Do individuals enjoy freedom of movement inside the country and of international travel, including in education, residence or employment? Yes.
Do individuals enjoy basic social freedoms (do they have control over appearance? are they able to freely choose marriage partners and size of family? how common is domestic and sexual violence)? Yes. There are even laws that restrict the limitation of these freedoms. As made very clear in the fact that Ethriea is the nude capital of the region.
Are individuals able to freely set up their own business? Are property rights adequately protected? Yes, as Ethriea still practices on a market based economy.
PARTICIPATION AND GUARANTEES OF EQUALITY
How is citizenship determined? Include a brief overview of the naturalization process, if available. If the individual is born in the nation, they are considered a citizen, no matter the background of that individual.
Who is able to vote in elections, if they exist at all? As long as the voter is a citizen, and over the age of 18, or given consent from their parents at the age of 17, they are allowed to vote.
Are different segments of the population (men, women, the LGBT community, ethnic minorities...) treated equally in law and in practice? Yes.
Are the above groups well represented in government? Generally speaking, yes.
Do individuals have realistic opportunities for upward social mobility? There isn't much of ladder to climb, as wealth in the nation is equally spread out. However, yes.
OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
Are the government or non-state groups deliberately and systematically changing the demographics of the country so as to dilute or eliminate a particular group? Yes, there are many purist Ethrieanites in the nation trying to remove and push out Human groups from the nation.
1. Full nation name: The Federative Republic of Ethriea
2. Type of government: Socialist Democracy
3. Which mode of production is used? Check all that apply:
4. Does private property exist? Yes
5. Are commodities produced to be exchanged? Dependent on item & seller.
6. When was private property abolished (if applicable)? Never
7. When was private property legalized/first utilized (if applicable)? When the first laws of the nation were laid down and enforced.
8. On average, how many people own property used for production? Many peopel don't own property made for production in the first place, only corporations usually own that type of land.
1. Which industries are privately owned? All of them. There are very few government owned corporations in each industry.
2. How do individuals go about buying property (if possible)? By contacting the previous land owner, or can be auctioned off by the government and be brought from the government.
3. Is property owned by workers, capitalists, serfs, nobles, or other? Land can be owned by only the government, corporations, or individuals.
4. Can land be owned? Yes
5. Does the state have the ability to seize private property? Yes, if the individual has a warrant or a criminal history against the federal government.
6. Can working-class people legally purchase property? Yes
7. Can the serfdom legally purchase property? Yes, despite there not being any serfdom
8. Can men own property? Yes
9. Can women own property? Yes
10. Can government officials own property? Yes, however while in office, they are now allowed to buy any land.
11. Can foreigners own property? Yes, as long as the value of the property is under 150,000 dollars.
C. SOCIAL STRUCTURE
1. Which socio-political movement dominates your mode of production? Check all that apply:
 None of the above
1a. For nations utilizing liberalism, which forms? Check all that apply:
 Social Liberalism
[√] Social Democracy
1b. For nations utilizing monarchism, which forms? Check all that apply:
 Liberal Monarchism
 Religious Socialism
1c. For nations utilizing fascism, which forms? Check all that apply:
 National Socialism
 State Capitalism
 State Socialism
1d. For nations utilizing Socialism, which forms? Check all that apply:
 Marxism-Leninism (or variant)
[√] Market Socialism
 Utopian Socialism
 Religious Socialism
1e. For nations utilizing communism, which forms? Check all that apply:
 Scientific Socialism
 Anarchist Communism
 Religious Communism
 Indigenous or Primitive Communism
 Utopian Communism
2. Can individuals exist in modes of living outside of the standard? Yes
D. PROTOCOL AND PROCEDURES
1. Is work done voluntarily or by force? Anyways Voluntarily
1a. What are conditions like for forced labor (if applicable)? The only time where work is force is when the government is not made aware of it. This means, if there is any, it's more then likely is horrible conditions.
2. How, if at all, are workers compensated for labor? Yes, by having being paid and having benefits.
3. Do land owners (where applicable) decide on wages or compensation? Yes, as long as it's higher or at minimum wage.
4. Is there a separation between private and public production? Yes
5. Is there any preference between agrarian or industrial labor? To a point, there is, however usually they are set up to similar standards, with little leeway given to agrarian labor, giving agrarian a slightly worse reputation compared to industrial labor.
6. Which days of the week are considered to be "work days?" From Monday to Thursday, rarely are Fridays considered workdays.
7. Are "essential industries" (e.g. firefighters, judiciary) public or private? They are public.
8. Who is able to work? Anyone over the age of 17, or 16 given permission from parents.
9. Are there any legal barriers to work? Legal barriers to employment are: criminal or arrest records, inaccurate credit reports, child support arrears and suspended drivers' licenses, and any sort of violent history.
10. Is work considered to be enjoyable? From popular culture in Ethriea, sometimes.
11. Do workers enjoy being workers? Depends on the employer and employee.
12. Is owning property considered a sign of greatness (i.e. are property owners revered)? As it's common, no.
13. Are property owners hated? No.
14. How are products distributed? Are they exchanged as commodities? Distribution in Ethriea involves transportation, packaging, and delivery. They are exchanged as commodities for the currency Ethriea uses.
15. How does the state treat matters of production? Are political and productive matters considered separate? The state usually leave the means of production in the hands of private companies, until issues arise.
16. What happens when someone dies from work? An investigation is launched, if the company is found to be responsible, depending on the reason why the death occurred in the first place, the company can face a fine, to a total split, and in one case, complete removal. If not, the company can keep operating as usual.
17. Does money exist, and if so, does it determine or affect social status? It does to a point, as much of the money is given out very evenly.
E. PUBLIC OPINION
1. What percentage of citizens support these modes of production?
1a. Feudalism: >1%
1b. Capitalism: 33%
1c. Socialism: 36%
1d. Communism: 13%
1e. Other: 10%
2. What percentage of citizens do not support a specific system? 8%
3. Is there any sort of active resistance movement against your mode of production? There are a handful, with the total amount of supports from all these groups being in the few thousands.
Stolen from Suburbistanistan.
Enjoy how janky I made it.
I plan of shifting my nation to Centrist for the near future with a heavy focus on military. Just to mess with some relationships and hopefully make something happen here.
I'm curious, what party does your (occupied 😠) Contraian minority tend to support? Are they afforded citizen's rights like normal Ethrieans? What's the government's stance on ... Contraian being spoken in certain local-majority schools etc?
Interested to elaborate on my foriegn policy with you, considering our history.
To answer question one; I would believe they would more of less lean on for the left leaning parties, like the PAP. I think the second most popular party would be the UPD. Those parties generally are more accepting of the Contraian minority. Of course parties like the Ultranationalist EMP wouldn't like the Contraians, though they do prefer Contraians over Humans. I believe more niche parties like the FBP and GP, who don't care much for ethnics, would be secondary choices (ex. a Contraian with a large or even small business would probably vote for for the FBP.)
To answer question two; My national constitution prevents the Government from outright striping the rights of different species and races. So a Contraians vote has just as much weight a Ethrieanites and they can do anything a Ethrieanite can. However, police, judges etc. with certain biases will still judge a Contraian differently from a Ethrieanite. But the officer in question, if found out, would see repercussions. Though, it's rare to see as the Contraians usually stick together in small town or mid sized cities. So police and people in power who are around a lot of Contraians, are usually, Contraians themselves.
To answer question three; Most politicians don't care that much for Contraians speaking Contraian in a Contraian majority school, or even schools where they take up only a quarter of the population. My government is trying their damn hardest to just pretend that the past, idk, two, maybe three genocides, just never happened (like the US or Turkish governments). But if the Far right parties had their way, it'll mean the removal of the Contraian language in schools. I don't plan on making my nation Ultranationalist again anytime soon.
I liked your factbook so much I made my own.
Contrai is a democratic nation with an overwhelming preference to social democracy. It's politics has been largely dominated by the Commonwealth Social Labor Party (CSLP) since inception. However, as the parliament is proportionally elected, parties must form coalitions to secure government and such government policy has been influenced by coalitions including non-labor distributist, liberal and socialist groupings in parliament.
The CSLP social democrats currently govern with the help of the distributist, socialist and green parties, along with three independents. This is widely considered a left-green government, but the presence of the CSD has hindered the social progress usually attributed to left-wing governments.
Government Coalition (43/79)
Commonwealth Social Labor Party
The CSLP is Contrai's premier social democratic party and political hedgemon. The party is a broad church with loose internal factions, but nonetheless seen as the natural party of government. The prime minister almost exclusively is a member of the CSLP.
International Marxist Communist Party
The IMCP is Contrai's largest left-wing grouping. It advocates for a transition to socialism and has international links with posadist organisations in Suburbistanistan, although it is more moderate. Historically part of the CSLP, the IMCP refuses to accept the reformist position of the CSLP in forming coalitions with the liberal and national parties.
Catholic Social Democrats
Also a former split off from the CSLP. The CSD is a distributist grouping of MPs who follow a social economic doctrine but follows the moral teachings of the catholic tubist church. Thus it is seen as the more socially conservative extension of the CSLP and often forms government with it. It has been in decline with the fall in religion.
The political wing of Contrai's large national climate congress. The growth of the greens has been considerably less strong in comparison to other nations, and expectations. This has been partially due to the strong environmental record of the ruling CSLP, however the CG has nonetheless influenced these policies through its role as a coalition partner.
+ Three Independent MPs
Opposition Parties (36/79)
+ Four Independent MPs
Imagine being a Dictatorship
Imagine not having sortition.
Mate, things will be fine. Everything shall be back soon.