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Safest: 82nd Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 100th Most Pacifist: 118th+33
Most Compassionate Citizens: 119th Nicest Citizens: 132nd Most Developed: 142nd Largest Welfare Programs: 146th Highest Average Tax Rates: 160th Most Inclusive: 161st Most Advanced Public Education: 170th Lowest Crime Rates: 187th Most Cheerful Citizens: 197th Least Corrupt Governments: 207th Highest Poor Incomes: 207th Longest Average Lifespans: 221st Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 225th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 229th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 237th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 238th Largest Governments: 262nd Healthiest Citizens: 295th Most Scientifically Advanced: 314th Smartest Citizens: 322nd Most Beautiful Environments: 347th Most Efficient Economies: 348th Best Weather: 357th Largest Information Technology Sector: 372nd Most Subsidized Industry: 441st Most Cultured: 466th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 516th Most Secular: 584th Most Advanced Public Transport: 667th Largest Publishing Industry: 723rd Highest Average Incomes: 769th Most Income Equality: 1,420th Highest Drug Use: 1,521st
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OFAS - Organization For Advancement of Socialism

The OFAS unites a world of socialist comrades, under a peace conquered with great strife and sacrifice.
And for all sacrificed, this is how we remain!
Great Ancient Wings uniting a World, blind to class boundaries and species. Forever united under the Red Banner of the Workers!

Makes part of the OFAS the entirety of the continents of Aldebra, Yiinar Maran and Kalira in the planet of Jin-Gwó.

The OFAS was firstly founded in the year 4263 of Aldebran Calendar, or year 100 of the Yaroi Revolutionary Calendar, by the Union of Socialist Republics of Yaroi and the Eternally Serene Liberty of Varsala, represented in the OFAS by the Yaroi office in ofas and the Varsalin office in ofas.



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OFAS contains 2 nations.

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The Largest Publishing Industry in OFAS

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As a region, OFAS is ranked 723rd in the world for Largest Publishing Industry.

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1.The Independent Republic of KraujingaDemocratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens“Det finns inget dåligt väder, bara dåliga kläder.”
2.The Union of Socialist Republics of YaroiDemocratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens“Bulwark of Peoples in Brotherhood Strong!”

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OFAS Regional Message Board

Varsalin office in ofas

Honlo conrads!
Vorfolo is present at OFAS
We are bulding our region here, and soon it will be pretty!

South kriegslavia, Krirgurathia, Shakatuu, and Yaroi office in ofas

Varsalin office in ofas

Varsala: First you get in the shower, then you call your 20 husbands and wives to join in, the whole commune decides to join in too. We start a festival to Hanui.

Kraujinga: First you climb a mountain, sing the national anthem, and then you jump into a mountain spring to save on energy and resources

Yaroi: First you get in the shower, then you proceed to have the LARGEST, GREATEST AND MOST EXPENSIVE AND IMPRESSIVE SHOWER IN THE WORLD AND NO ONE ELSE WILL EVER SHOWER LIKE YOU DO!

United kriegslavia: First you get in the AquaClean Nanoatomic Shower 3000, then you cause a VIOLENT RIOT!

Mithrillia: First you get in the gold-encrusted public bath house shower, then you say you showered twice as much, twice as harder and is twice as clean than any Yaroi will ever be.

Nyskog: You don't know what is a shower, you never seen one in your life. A troop of armed foreigners enter your house and install a shower there, saying that now you're free to shower whenever you want. You blame it on Kraujinga.

Shakatuu: First, there is no shower, that is unholy krieger tech. You just go take a swim on the swamp or lick yourself clean.

Shao yun: First you get in a glorious autentic Shaoan shower, then you praise the Leader, and then proceed to say only in Shao Yun people truly take showers.

Shao kan: First you get in the shower, then you say Yaroi is doing it wrong. For some reason people seem to agree with you.

Yiin shar: First you get in your manually powered, old timey communal shower with your comrades. Anyone who uses a more modern shower or showers alone will be called a revisionist.

Svaal: First you get in the shower, but only if you want to, no one is going to obligue you to take a shower and people really won't care if you do it or not. Also your shower was stolen by pirates.

Irgarash: First you get in the river and hope to not catch cholera. Then you use magic to shower yourself. Girls only tho.

Krirgurathia: First you grab your semi-automated rifle and get in the bomb-proof shower, then you find out it got nationalized.

Kyojakkya: First you get in the shower, then you - o wait - OH NO THE SHOWER IS CURSED

Kiyoshan: Its a secret, no one knows how you shower, only that it involves some kind of ancient witchcraft. The cat is purple now.

United pablia: First you escape prison, then you take your mandatory LSD dose. You don't know what is happening. Praise the great Pablo.

Shao yun, United kriegslavia, and Yaroi office in ofas

Good time, Comrades! We come here to announce a recommended hot read!
A documentary idealized by a partnership between Erik Kaiser, a Sjersen journalist often described by international critiques as "brilliant observer", "openly blunt but still compromised to the truth, as well to showing the facts in many perspectives", and "Acidly ironic in such honest ways"; and a Mithrillian photographer, political investigation journalist and passionate graphics designer, Volga Gyrosparta, know for her hot takes on news during the investigations on Mithrillian corruption scandals, as well on the first terrorist attacks on the North.
The documentary brings a clarifying view on the last century of history in Kraujinga, through the view of the life and political career of the newly retired ex-president Sjunne Andersson right in his 60th year of continuous mandate.

A Collaborative production of NORTHSTAR TV and TV 10.


NORTHSTAR TV and TV 10 Presents:
a Collab Documentary
Director and Producer: Erik Kaiser
Photo and Art: Volga Gyrosparta



-The documentary starts with images of Sjunne pumping a fist in the air and speaking with clear flaming passion on his expression as he is being carried by a crowd cheering his name, across a square near the stage where he was just previously giving a speech. As the footage turns into a light slow motion and the voices are cut, the narrator starts to speak-

Sjunne Andersson: a man; a politician; and most remarkably, an icon.
The Man

Born in 4213, on the 28th day of the month of the Wood, on a small village among the northmost kommunes of Kraujinga, Sjunne is the second son of a humble small-town family.
Grown up with a brother, who came to be a film maker, and a sister, who is also a politician, among the snowy fjords and peaceful rural nature, barely knew the population of such quiet place that they witnessed the upbringing of what would become one of the most recognizable and commended personas of the entire history of the Independent Republic of Kraujinga.
Already in his youth, he was known for his interests in historical, social and political studies, and for many times was awarded in his college over debates he participated on. From early experience, already captivating the public with both his always pondered yet incisive and many times controversial statements, and by the charisma of his oddly contagious mix of cool-and-collected calmness with energetic and optimistic passion.
Andersson always made it very clear that once he has a point, he will go any length to make it clear, and even further to stand by it, such is no different either in his work or in his life.
This mysterious figure always rose up attention due to his behavior and approach on social spaces. Known for at first being seen as a 'calm, nearly mute observer, literal-taker serious man', who when you least expects, morphs into an expansive and nearly theatrical fulminance of a well elaborated game of words, ideas and moves with a dialogical tone, approaching and reaching to the most vulnerable core of his audition's both reason and emotions. Resorting of a welcoming diplomatic friendliness as a jack of all trades from peace to war, disarming rivals and gathering admirers whenever he passed through, Andersson's success didn't begin as a politician, but as a man of the public, a specialist friend maker.
In his college times, he was deemed as a progressive with subversive ideas, a humanitarian for both civil and environmental causes, and a 'deluded foreigner-hugging pacifist' for his defense of the right of independence and fair and positive action towards the young country of Varsala, whose fragile existence was at the times exploited by the Sjersen trade system as vast agricultural grounds accompanied by cheap labor. Participating actively of rallies, protests, civil unrest and strikes, Sjunne climbed through local political movements by means of his youthful energy, hard working efforts on every project he engaged into, and easy-going friendship making, a mix which soon made him popular both with the general public targeted by the social movements, and with the leaders of such organizations which saw great potential on him.
Dedicated to the point of many times seen as an ascetic workaholic, his personality is marked by the way his personal and professional life intertwine on such way many see it as a neglect to the former. Having never married or formed a family, Sjunne himself claims that to him there is no matter of greater importance than the job he dedicates himself to, body and soul.



-As the narrator speaks, several footages are shown from Sjunne's youth. Among them, a picture of the day he went to college wearing a raven costume for a debate about ambiental laws.-

[Source: Kjell Andersson's personal archive]



The Politician


-Footage is then shown of Sjunne's debates during his presidential candidature, as well as many appearances on political events of the varied sort-

Having started his political career very soon, Andersson so far carries the title as the leader who rose to the president office at earliest age. Short before finishing college at age of 23, he started climbing echelons by being elected as the representative of the local student body, from where he took only two years to move into being nominated as one of the speakers of the kommune he resided on.
Having worked on offices of elected speaker, senator and deputy, from then on his career was fixated on politics on a seeming no return point, but it was for many's surprise when at age 40, Sjunne Andersson launched his candidature for president. The very young politician rose through the propaganda of his promises of a stronger country with active voice. At the times, Kraujinga suffered great crisis due to the ongoing external pressure from Wehschenreisen accompanied with ceaseless threats from Kam's Kaiserreich, which were at each passing day forcing more and more the possibility of a invasion if Kraujinga failed to comply with their political and economical demands, as the Kaiserreich claimed sovereignty over the lands that were once its most loyal and obedient subject.
Andersson proved himself not only a fresh new face but a fresh new brain full of ideas as already in his candidature he stepped into the arena braced of a hard-line jingoism, spitting against the Krieger and Wehschen threats with promises of an ever increasing military expenditure in order to protect and maintain the Sjersen sovereignty, but at the same time defending the rise of internal social security for the nation that was passing through a deep economic crisis thanks to the geographical and economic isolation, and the promises for a free and just land for the Sjersens whom at the time were subjected to the merciless governance of religious groups that overran the nation through fear and magic power harnessed from human sacrifices, used as part of one of the country's only defenses against the warmongering giants that surrounded it.
Touching the very heart of a populace taken by the fear of war, famine and of the previously elected but tyrannical zealous leaders, Kraujinga's most primal calls were being answered by the words of a young, stunningly charismatic and fearless candidate who swiped crowds out of their feet where he passed. His humble roots and very personal, humane face-to-face approach to the masses built him a trustful persona of someone truly inclined to all of the cries and pleas of his people. Winning the election with a landslide of 87% of the votes, Sjunne started his presidential career as the most voted candidate of all times since the installation of the democratic republic.
Marked with explosive entrance, Andersson started his mandate with his first grand and ambitious entrepreneur, a operation that became known as den Svart Häxjakt, "The Black Witch Hunt", in which a decree ordered both the police and the population to wage against the priests, magicians , practitioners and followers of the Rama Ganga Cult, also known as the Violet Faith. Such abrupt -and rather violent- operation was developed on the shape of mass arrests and persecution, espionage, public tribunals, public executions and expatriation against the Violetists, accused of black magic, royalism and crimes against the Sjersenty and the Land through their practices of sacrifices and necromancy.
The religion and its practices being outlawed, the government saw itself on a difficult position in face of religious diversity in front of the remaining religions, as had Violetism for long been one of the most popular religions until its popularity dramatically dropped during the periods of terror. Sjunne Andersson, although, as an atheist, decreeing then that the government and its servants were now forbidden of publicly defending any sort of faith, reserving the individual liberty of cult and freedom of consciousness, although making it illegal for any sort of religious belief to be professed and defended in public by members of the government, and had the law then eliminated every sort of benefit for religious institutions and the law exceptions for religious believers. As side effect, magic and its practices, despite not being outlawed as a whole, became extremely ill-seen by the general community due to its implications, both due to its past use as a tool of oppression, and the way branches of it were violently persecuted.
So, starting out with drastic and profound cultural changes, these were only the very first years of the Andersson government.






[Pictures of events during the Black Witch Hunt, which included burning down temples and even executing people accused of witchcraft by cremating them in "Burning Men"]



The first years marked with intense national convulsion and even worse external threats of eminent war, Andersson followed his policies by turning his attention outwards. As given by the international scenario of the time, in which the world was polarized between Kriegslavia and its colonies, Mithrillia and its realms, and the unknown mysteries of Yiinar Maran and its isolated civilization, Kraujinga saw itself entirely alone and abandoned from every single side, preparing itself for an attack that could happen at any moment.
On a bold move, the president gave hand to the final piece of land under Sjersen influence that could be used as ally, and officially declared that Kraujinga from now own recognized Varsala as an independent country, no longer under the rule of the Mithrillian overlords. The same year that Sjunne rose to power, was also the ascension of Alexandrov Varsalien in the self-claimed Free Land of Varsala. Devoid of military arsenal, the Varsalins were armed, although, of two things seen as vital. First being its vasts mineral deposits, exploited in use to fuel Kraujinga's arms industry, as under the New Economic Plan the new leader had declared a bulky reinforcement of the armed forces, as well both of the weapons manufacturing and research. Second being Varsala's vast territory bordering Mithrillia and Kriegslavia, paired with the unmatched jungle warfare and guerrilla tactics of the Varsalins, who had immense tactical advantage inside their own territory, and had proved in the past to be able to tank down much more technologically-prepared enemies through its jungle guerrilla and the exploitation of the advantage of the mountains on borders. Seeing Varsala as a tactical ally, Sjunne declared the start of a heavy industrial investment on the foreign country in partnership with the plans of the Alexandrov development policies.
It was, although, on the 5th year of power that Andersson would then face the worldwide change that would burst the hierarchical bubble of Aldebra and forever change its relation web, the arrival of Yaroi.





[Source: People's Liberation Army's Official NetPage]



Had the cloud of mystery dissipated over the South with the arrival of Yung Shang's intervention on Varsalin territory, Kraujinga watched in awe the development of the war it that believed until that would fall upon itself. Having participated through means of material support, the Sjersens soon became extremely wary of this newly risen and unknown world power, which had now with mastery dismantled the giant empire that Kraujinga would have never been able to dismantle on its own by simple matters of logistic, resources and sheer numbers of a nation with over one billion inhabitants as a compulsory workforce summed with the force of an entire continent worth of colonies and mercenaries.
Having seen how those new southern socialist lords had simply rained fire and steel across the continent against what was the world's current largest superpower, a cloud of distrust and wariness rose up upon the nationalistic and so far isolationist populace of Kraujinga. Fearing all sorts of international conspiracies, Andersson decided to postpone the breaking down of the policies that forbade any sort of border crossing activity, a remnant of the previous government in which both immigration and emigration were illegal, a measure made with the thought of protecting the populace from the horrific threat of the man eating, Ganga worshiping, gronch harvesting, necromancy practicing, genetically engineered Krieger monstrosities.
Policy which had its motives first questioned very soon, given the very first international scandal and very first action that put Kraujinga under international light, the shooting down of large numbers of ships of civilian Krieger refugees who facing the horror of war and genocide flew to any nearby land in hopes for survival.
The scandal, which was firstly addressed by Varsala, was then the first episode to make Kraujinga known to the world, as had until then even its existence been unknown by countries outside of Aldebra, officially launching the nation into the world map.
It was then when the Republic officially introduced itself to the world through an apology speech given by Sjunne himself on the House of the People in Cry River, in front of the leaders of what first constituted the socialist block, as well as in front of a union of Krieger partisans acting as representatives of their people.
The very heartfelt, emotionally appellative and at the same time optimistically welcoming speech of the Sjersen president on his letter of condemnation against his own naval forces' inhumane act was how the leader made his first step into the eyes of the worldwide community, and vowing to welcome future refugees who seek asylum in Kraujinga.
Passing so as a compassionate act, the government although had a good amount of work to hide the immense failure of their refugee program. Allowing refugees without previously changing the emigration and immigration laws, Kraujinga turned itself into a no-exit trap for the Krieger refugees, who were "welcomed" in the country with a massive minefield of xenophobia, racism and all sorts of prejudice. Deemed unfit to adequate with the local culture, those refugees found themselves either seemingly permanently stuck on government appointed shelters that worked as apartheid centres, or homeless due to the inability to find any work other than manual labor where they would be cast separates and away from humans, or falling into the prison system due to resorting to criminality when facing those poor conditions.
At the same time, the world was facing the beginning of the War of the Dragons, and on its post as Varsala's ally, Kraujinga was catapulted by Alexandrovine propaganda into the arms of Yaroi and Jothunia as a business partner. Despite doing so timidly in order to protect and value national industry, the New Economic Plan was then reformulated in order to fit the new international demands, as well to start receiving imports of both merchandise and culture, after centuries of being isolated into the Krieger-Wehschen circle of influence.
The internal economic crisis was rapidly not only being saned, but as well during the following years Kraujinga was graced with great development and growth. Seen as a tactical ground for allyship and military strategy in the North, the country was wrapped into the conflicts of the War of the Dragons. This which was forcing the Mithrillian and Yaroi economy into a blast, was affecting all the world around it, including Kraujinga which now having its deficits saned, was now starting a new era in which Sjunne had only planned for decades later, and was now rushing the orders to accomplish the many promises of his election's campaign.
One of the most notable and curious results of those amok times was the behavior of Andersson's policy towards the war. Simultaneously investing heavily on anti-war propaganda across the entire socialist world, commissioning several conferences and meetings in name of peace, funding rallies and movements in favor of the end of the war, yet, at the same period presencing the hugest boom on the arms industry ever seen in Kraujinga.
Not only claiming the rights to WMDs but as well fabricating and researching its newest technologies, Kraujinga each day more armed itself to the teeth, growing its military exponentially to the point many wondered not only how close the cold war was to heating up, but as well how aggressive Kraujinga was in disposition to become in face of it.
As time was going by and the economy bloomed, Andersson did as promised with the substantial rises on public welfare, building a secure social safety net, strengthening each day more the budgets to education and health, and was so the same time when the president realized it was time to address a very visible problem, the social policies of Kraujinga, not only in relation to its natives, but to foreigners.
Being, as claimed, a humanitarian, Sjunne urged his ministers to propose solutions to the each day more embarrassing question of the Sjersens' visible xenophobia and racism, starting out his program with the attempt on social and financial reparations for the refugees who already for over a decade had been tossed to the dogs across the country, creating policies to accommodate the foreigners, educate the population, and social policies to guarantee the dignity and accomplishment of civil rights in equity for every citizen, native or not.
In sight of the ongoing scenario of rivalry between the two greater socialist world powers, Yaroi and Mithrillia, Andersson decided that Kraujinga should follow the Varsalin path instead, aiming for pacifist goals of cooperation and mutual benefit. Still, having been isolated for so long, the Republic faced difficulty to integrate due to its own nature. Witnessing the creation of the OFAS, and becoming one of the first original members of it, the nation then chose to remain on the corners, evaluating the scenario and preaching against the war as it passed by, although always speaking of peace with a nuke on each hand.
This way the decades passed, Kraujinga watching the world burn as it built itself on silence. Being away from the spotlight was not an accident, but very much an strategy used by the Andersson government. While the powers were clashing in a race to show power, Sjunne and his ministers saw themselves nearly entirely free from the international attention, while at same time benefiting from the economic and military boom to strengthen its national industries, exporting weapons, food and consumption goods to the countries that searched for an alternative to the monopoly of the Dragons.
As well, opportunity to deal with its own policies, had been not over yet the numerous reforms promised by Sjunne. Marked always by odd contradiction, the Andersson rule was known for, with one hand, generating millions of jobs, making heavy investment in social well-being on every major sector, and banning reactionary laws such as the emigration and immigration laws, as well as outlawing sacrifices and use of harmful magic; and with the other hand, it was seen creating draconic laws that seemed to control nearly every aspect of the population's living, such as the ban on automobiles, ban on every recreational substance including alcohol and tobacco, the implementing of the compulsory vegetarianism laws, an on-growing hunt down over religious movements, the creation of several secret police forces, including but not limited to the political police, and the implementation of extremely heavy state surveillance across the whole country.
Dousing his heavy handed and intrinsically built surveillance police state with generous creation and maintenance of social policies for development and promotion of social equality both on economical and socio-cultural sections, Sjunne toppled everything with his always undying charisma, on many times working personally as a diplomat on the halls of OFAS, selling his image to the world and the image of his country as a shiny and secure paradise, alluring the international powers each time more into turning towards Kraujinga, of course, the bright side of it.
This way, the nation grew more and more, bringing then the so far most ambitious project that the Andersson government idealized, the building of an international city.







Idealizing the image he wanted for his country, the president knew that Kraujinga had to show itself suitable as a housing for the international capital, a project proposed to the country by the Deliberative Council of the OFAS in order to solve the then quite polemic subject of the 'official world capital'. Yet, at times, there were still many social issues that seemed like a shameful hindrance for the project to flourish, at the same time that the execution looked like exactly what was needed in order to for once finally turn the once jingoistic, isolated Republic into a welcoming environment for the worldwide community with its multitude of colors, cultures, species, creeds and ideas.
By many known and called as the "Big Father", Andersson was freely heavy handed when it came to promoting his very moralistic ideals of personal security, social equality and combat against discrimination. He was soon known for his "law-enforced political correctness", on the form of what became popularly known as the Good Citizen's Conduct Code, sanctioning an ever increasing allowance of the government to butt into people's personal lives through surveillance in order to ensure the accomplishment of the many times draconian laws that overviewed from the most public to the most private aspects of a citizen's life. That came in many shapes, some more praised than the others, as the internationally applauded cultural integration program "Its A Big Colorful World", and some that until today are fairly questioned due to their restrictive nature which are not seen on any other nation in the world, such as its laws of compulsory vegetarianism, questioned due to their specicist nature, and the heavy ban on recreational substances. Many times as well had he been called as a 'Ecototalitarian' due to the extensive ambiental laws that once passed to the international environmental administration had hindered many countries' economy, and had to be backed down to an opt-out system once it caused the Metallurgic Crisis of 4279, which halted the technological and arms production of several countries due to impossibility of mining enough metal to supply the international production's demand.
Despite the heavy undertones of those laws that always came along with severe punishment and strict monitoring, the title of Big Father was earned due to the protectionist nature of his policies, always targeted, as he claims, "to maintain the security and well being of his citizens and of the folk that comes into Kraujinga". As well for the impressive efficiency specially of the social policies, which turned the country's Civilian Development Index (CDI) into one of the highest of the world, being among the three giants that are Yaroi, Varsala and United Kriegslavia, showing how it was indeed suitable to house the International Capital, through the incredible feat of while being the third smallest country in the world in terms of population, is still one of the richest and most developed.
The Andersson administration, although, had its fair share of scandals along the way. Many in which involved breech of civil rights, accusations of breech of democracy, and the latest being the several complaints over the administration of the Protectorate of Nyskog, the former lands of Wehschenreisen handed temporary to Kraujinga in order to rebuild the country. The seemingly ineffective and slow measures that are being taken on the rebuild of the country had many times been accounted as being a result of Sjunne's rabid nationalism and kraujingocentric ideals, along with accusations that it is a result of the Sjersens' flaming strong anti-Wehschenreisian sentiment, having even escalated to accusations saying that there was a purposeful sabotage on the plans, accusations of corruption on the inner administration of Nyskog, and even accusations that Kraujinga had intents of annexing Nyskog. Those accusations, although, are still under investigation and yet unproven.







[Images showing a part of the coast of International Års, in front of the coast of Old Års.]




The Icon

Amidst praises and critiques, scandals and laurels, one thing although was always left very clear about Sjunne Andersson, is that he surely is one of the hugest icons of Kraujinga's history.
Being the president who was in command during the liberation wars in the northern continent, the one who gave the orders when Kraujinga was the first country in the world to recognize the independence of Varsala from Mithrillia, presenced the fall of the 4000 years long Kaiserreich of Kriegslavia and the death of the last Kaiser, being that the primary oppressor of the Independent Republic.
Witnessed the cold War of the Dragons, the Space Race and the end of the Mithrillian monarchy. Saw the entirety of the Shang Era upon the world and its effects, commanded armies during the invasion and liberation of Wehschenreisen, their sworn enemies, and was the one who presenced the completion of the Worldwide Revolution and the beginning of the Pax Aurea in OFAS.
In 60 years, he not only became the most commended politician in Kraujinga's history, but marked every great worldwide event with his presence. Even in times when Kraujinga showed itself as neutral in face of many happenings, Sjunne Andersson always shoved in his image on every meeting and congress as a peacemaker, an advocate for equality and righteousness, against corruption, social elites and showing himself as a voice of moderate and reasonable advise.
Although, there was always much more to the popularity of that president than just his politics. Gifted of natural charisma, soft speech, a contagious welcoming friendliness and a certain advantage of harnessing sympathy through his youthful appealing appearance, Sjunne crafted, painted and sculpted his image on the media each day more as not just a public figure, but a pop culture icon.






[First Image: Sjunne during a visit to the potato farms in southern Kraujinga scheduled by the Minister of Agriculture
Second Image: Sjunne during an interview on the political talk-show "Spotlight with the Headmasters"
Third Image: Photo from a newspaper, on an article published during his first year in office]




Sjunne Andersson always showed himself with a remarkable personality trait, in which he would always either be seen as a ominous and nearly mute observer, or as an outgoing and blunt honest outspeaker, known for open critiques even during the heaviest age of censorship on the Shang Era, and many times being rather cheeky with his commentaries, using of incisive remarks and even openly shady sarcasm to address whatever he found fit. Despite being extremely reserved over some of his personal aspects, at the same time his public persona was always of an outgoing, active and down-to-earth man. His activity on social media was always very constant, as well on the streets, as Sjunne always showed a passion for being among the public, among the common folk, walking among them not as a superior or authority but as a equal and representative who was there to hear and to voice out the opinions heard from his people, to act as a loudspeaker of the Sjersen folk.
His humble, open and paternalistic way of approaching to his people always kept his popularity on the rise, specially as he always made a point on making himself into a relatable image, showing himself specially on the social medias and social and cultural events not only as a person like any other, but as an interesting and active person with an adventurous spirit and a taste for new experiences.








[First Image: a photo from Sjunne's social media, during one of his many vacations in Yiinar Maran, he even caught a tan!
Second Image: Sjunne participating on the Skologenbjørk Art Festival with his sister and a friend
Third Image: Sjunne and one of his cousins, participating on the annual Krigare Parti, in which Sjersens camp on the woods, craft and wear garments made of moss, dirt, pebbles and vines to remember the warpainting rituals of their ancestors]





Quickly gaining the taste of the public, his image was easy to digest, good to look at, a recognizable and relatable figure of a cool, modern and fashionable persona with a taste for radical sports, a deep passion for nature and a total dedication to his people. It was hard to not like him, always bringing to public the many wonders of the Sjersen culture by promoting the several festivals and events he insisted on participating each year, always divulging them to the international media, intrinsically vinculating his image to the culture and social life of Kraujinga, at the same time selling the image of the common Sjersen as a cheerful and lively personality which he harnesses.
It is hard to pinpoint at which moment in his career he turned into a pop icon, but it is clear that all of his actions contributed to such.
Not only had he always showed to be a cheerful sociable man on his own lands, but as well, Andersson was always known in the international community for keeping close relations with the other world leaders. Even being reserved, he was always a person keen on keeping his friends close, and his international political peers even closer.
Taking a hike on the image of Alexandrov was certainly one of the first moves that trebucheted Sjunne into popularity, mirroring the warm-hearted humanitarian and humble imagery of the Varsalin leader, the Sjersen was at first seen by the international community as a stranger on the nest, who would have remained so had him not used his personal friendship with Alexandrov as a political tool to approach Yung Shang, a man he was as quick to criticize as to praise.
With his ties tight on the Varsalin leader, it is known today and only by the means of leaking of official Varsalin documents, that Andersson often used of the premise of their relationship to have non-official meetings in which they would discuss in secret and privacy many matters of state, such as the non-documented trades of nuclear arsenal between the countries, as well as maneuvers of collaboration for resistance of Yaroi impositions, uniting the countries to sabotage Yaroi moves that went against the interests of Varsalins and Sjersens.








[First Image: Sjunne on one of his vacation trips to Mithrillia
Second Image: Sjunne during one of his skiing adventures
Third Image: A Varsalin poster from the first decade of both Alexandrov and Sjunne's mandate, promoting the alliance between the countries through the image of the presidents]





Shady policies apart, Andersson's way of butting a personal touch into politics always worked great as means to drag him into every important event, even outside of Kraujinga. In times where no one in the international community knew what in the world is Kraujinga, due to its isolation and its lack of population exchange, Sjunne was the little piece of Kraujinga that was mobile and bringing itself into every corner of the world, spreading the news of the Republic for everyone to know the wonders of the Sjersen people, who they are and what they do.
Given that, it didn't take long for him to become a poster boy, the imagery that was stamped on everyone's imaginary when it came to any mention of Kraujinga. Had a person thought of Kraujinga, the very first thing they would think surely would be Sjunne Andersson. And so, in times where there were no artists, actors, public figures or any cultural references that remarked the national identity to the exterior, this name and face became widely known as the most popular icon of the nation.
Although, once your image is vinculated with so much weight and popularity, one thing eventually becomes unavoidable: the scandals.
And there was one that certainly left a huge scar on the face of Sjunne's reputation.






[Picture of one of the many visits that the King of Svaal, Domai Svensgaard, paid to president Sjunne Andersson in the privacy of his home in Års
Photography by Kjell Andersson]





A tell-tale that is now 25 years old, it was marked in history as one of the most controversial scandals concerning a politician's personal life that didn't involve a corruption scheme. Even in putting his name on the inferno mouth of every gossip blog, the president did so gloriously and emplaced on popularity yet again.
It was after the first OFAS's get-together party with the then newly members of the organization, Irgarash and Svaal, that Andersson did yet again what he always did, to approach and make friends with the world leaders. It was no news, and at the time was seen with brightly positive eyes, given the Independent Republic of Kraujinga and the Freedom of Svaal are nations which have a very deep and heavy share of culture, having been both originated from the same people after the exodus of the ancient Aldebaran and scattered around the world. Millennia separating the two nations, yet sharing great cultural and ethnic heritage. All made sense that the president and the elected monarch should approach each other, and given the historic of both, that they would end up becoming good personal friends.
Although, passing the years, it seemed to escalate quite out of hand.
Once the rumors came to public, it only launched yet again the face of Sjunne back into the hot trends across social media. That is, the rumors that the two leaders were involved on a romantic affair.
Dividing the public opinion, in which many claimed it was a premeditation for corruption or simply deemed it as an unethical or unprofessional thing to do, while many others claimed the two politicians were entirely inside their own rights and should have their privacy and freedom of choice respected, one thing was sure, it would later spiral into hell for Andersson.
Not so much the public uproar, but it was the impact on the Sjersen leader's private life that would much disrupt his peace. What at the first 10 years was a smooth, apparently quite wholesome and constructive alliance, quickly imploded into a hell stacked of crimes and privacy invasions. Whatever was the reason that triggered such behavior, it all started when apparently Sjunne attempted to cut relations with Svensgaard, which was responded by the King by means of home invasion, soon developing into other seemingly threatening behaviors such as petty theft, in which Domai started resorting to stealing personal belongings from Sjunne, and at some point even stealing a pine tree planted on the garden of Andersson's parents, and then to more serious offenses, such as the attempt of poisoning the president's personal guards, armed conflicts with the police, attempts to involuntarily drug the president, and was also reported by authorities that even attempts of physical and sexual assault were performed, although Sjunne firmly denied these last accusations claiming that "the media was grossly misrepresenting" the nature of Domai's encounters with him at the times when the Svaalian leader invaded his home.
And since then, for the last 15 years, Andersson saw no peace from this insane game, as until now even with extensive policial monitoring, the navigator always somehow manages to cross the borders and give continuity to his persecution.
Curiously, these incidents caused a large public commotion, specially on the holonet on the shape of a kind of "fanbase" of people who claim to "support the couple" and "Domai's quest to conquer Sjunne's heart".






[Photography taken in one of Domai's residencies, by one of his friends and crew members that was present at time. Once this photo was leaked on the holonet, Sjunne, who was baffled with the amount of "dirty minded commentaries", defended himself on a post commenting on the photo:
"We were stripping down because we were about to go enter a winter sauna, there is nothing wrong on having two friends doing such thing together.. We're adults, we're men, we were changing clothes on the same room, everyone did something similar at some point in life.
I do remember, although, that i couldn't find my towel anywhere, haha. I was looking for it, only realized i was being photographed when it was too late."]





Either way, the concrete fact is, that scandal only served to skyrocket Sjunne's popularity even further, immortalizing the icon as no longer just a politician, but as a icon of pop culture that had his image invested on every aspect that drags the public's attention, completing the cake with a cherry on top that is the prospect of a possible romance between a president of the north and a king of the south, the oddest way to approximate two nations separated by millennia of diaspora.

In the end of all, wrapping up the career of Sjunne Andersson, he surely solidifies himself as one thing: a living legend.
A legend for the strong willed rule that brought the nation of Kraujinga from dust to gold, a legend for his role on the most outstanding events presenced on the last centuries of history in Jin-Gwó, a legend for the striking way in which he immortalized his image as the icon that became the very face of Kraujinga.
Unmatched by his predecessors, and maybe successors as well, the certain thing is that Sjunne Andersson had not a mandate, but a reign. A reign on the sense that, having harnessed so much approval to the point that his rule became nearly unquestionable, he surely craved his path in history as one of the most illustrious men to ever live in Kraujinga. An icon of patriotism, of hope and union for all Sjersens across Kraujinga, and who knows maybe as well for all the Sjersen descendants on the remaining nations also born from the Aldebaranian seed.
Marking history as an iron fisted stronghold, unshaken and ever unquestionable and undefied, and at the same time as a soft and compassionate Father for his nation that always acted thinking of the best for his people.
Immortalized in history, Sjunne Andersson and his 60 years Legacy.
The Iron Fist with a Velvet Glove.










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