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The Socialist Republic of Murmusa

Социјалистичка Република Мурмуса
Flag of Murmasa
Flag
Motto: Умираме како стоиме
(Narendian: We die standing)
Murmusa in Northwest Meridon
Murmusa in Northwest Meridon
Capital
and Largest City
Belakarpa
Official languagesNarendian
Ethnic groups
  • 97% Narendian
  • 2% Gökan
  • 1% Other Meridonian
Demonym(s)Murmusan, Murmusans
GovernmentSingle Party State
• General Director
Valentin Mladenovski
• Chief of the Self Defense Force
Zoran Klimentina Pandev
• Autark
Slobodan Grozdana Ivanovski
LegislatureDirectorate
Establishment
• Independence from Göke
18th of November, 1928
• Establishment of the Triumvirate
8th of April, 1984
Area
• 
46,082 km2 (17,792 sq mi)
Population
• 2019 estimate
6,708,432 (18)
• 2012 census
6,692,221
• Density
145.576/km2 (377.0/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$45,395,959,344 NSD
• Per capita
$6,767 NSD
CurrencySuveren
Date formatdd-mm-yyy
Driving sideright
Internet TLD.ma

The Socialist Republic of Murmusa (Narendian: Социјалистичка Република Мурмуса) is a one party state located on the Murmus Plateau in Northwestern Meridon, and a Narendian ethnic exclave, and with heavily restricted migration to and from the nation, largely imposed by its neighbor Göke. The Murmusan state, since the end of the 1978-1982 Gökan invasion, and the 1983 Coup of the Triumvirs, the Murmusan state has become increasingly authoritarian in nature; with the state authorities intensely marshaling resources for the defense of Murmusa from invasion.

Humans would arrive on the plateau of Murmus shortly after the arrival of modern humans to the Gökan Plateau, roughly 9,800 years ago, primarily as nomadic herders in transit through the plateau to other, more evidently areas. No permanent settlements would exist on the plateau until the mid-900s when proto-Narendian prospectors began to form small mining towns on the mineral rich Murmus plateau. These towns were initially small, with limited access to food being a significant factor in slowing their growth and spread. However, by the 1300s, settlements became more widespread as nomadic herders became more settled into the region of the plateau, and farmers managed to tap into an aquifer for irrigation.

The plateau was seized by the Second Gökan Empire in the late 1480s; and became herding grounds for a number of significant Gökan clans even after the Empire disintegrated. The Murmus plateau was, as a result incorporated into the Gökan Confederation, in spite of its extraordinarily high population of non-Gökan citizens. This was initially a small issue during the high times of the 1870s and 1880s. Increasingly however, ethnic tensions rose, particularly as Göke leaned increasingly hard on the ethnic Narendian population as a source of conscripts for their army. This came to a head during the Valden War, when, spurred on by a revolution in Walakia revolted against the Gökan state, sparking the Morning War, and the Narendian genocide, at the conclusion of the turmoil, and with the intervention of Narendia however, an independent state on the Murmus Plateau, Murmusa was established under the rule of a handful of leftist and centrist political parties.

The next few decades of uneasy peace between Murmusa saw the socialist republic rebuild from the damage caused by the Morning War, as well as kickstart the process of industrialization in Murmusa. Narendian ethnics and the Gökan army engaged in a number of border clashes in the late 1970s resulting in full scale war; and the occupation of Murmusa by Göke, ending only after years of brutal guerilla war, and the intervention of Narendia. It was after this disastrous conflict, that the Triumvirs, rallied the remnants of the Army to oust the government; and establish a stronger, centralized, single-party Socialist Republic, that according to the new leadership would be better equipped to resist invasion, and death at the hands of the Gökans.

Murmusa is one of the poorest nations in Meridon, having the sixth smallest economy in the region. As a result of this, the damage caused by conflict with Göke (including the ongoing sanctions and blockade of the state), and prioritization of the military over civil infrastructure, it is also critically underdeveloped, suffering from shortfalls of several resources and services. The Triumvirate and indeed the entire Murmusan state is focused almost entirely on preparation for a Gökan invasion, and Murmusa has something of a reputation as a hermit republic, and is not a member of the Meridonian Union.

Etymology

The term Murmusa is a permutation of a term used in ancient Kumurz to describe the plateau that is the defining geographic feature of the nation, the term Mumus meant high plain in the langauge; but was itterated into Murmus over time and contact with Proto-Narendians; with the term Murmusa (literally land of the high plain) being coined by Narendian ethnonationalists in Murmusa in the mid 19th century. The demonym for citizens of Murmusa is Murmusan or Murmusans.

History

Geography

Demographics

The Socialist Republic of Murmusa has a population of 6,708,432, and is growing at a rate of .0000102% per anum. Murmusa is an ethnostate populated almost entirely by ethnic Narendians. 85% of the population lives in the largest urban centers, and in cities generally; with those outside these cities tending to live in small, scattered, agricultural settlements; primarily in the sparsely populated Northern and Western divisions of Murmusa. Nearly the entire populace speaks Narendian as their native language. Most of the population practices Răscumpărare, with many more having no religious affiliation. 82% of the population reports as being lgbt, with the overwhelming majority living withing traditional Răscumpărare family structures.

 
Largest cities or towns in Murmusa
2015 Census
Rank Division Pop. Rank Division Pop.
Belakarpa
Belakarpa
Vilkbreg
Vilkbreg
1 Belakarpa Južen 1,301,250 11 Shishevo Južen 110,410 Pekol Balka
Pekol Balka
Strana
Strana
2 Vilkbreg Istok 752,125 12 Dolna Matka Južen 71,612
3 Pekol Balka Centralno 746,812 13 Arnakija Centralno 58,710
4 Strana Južen 742,941 14 Semenishte Severno 52,101
5 Volkovo Centralno 485,124 15 Chajlane Zapaden 41,750
6 Badovsti Severno 262,181 16 Bukovikij Centralno 40,885
7 Severtočka Severno 251,810 17 Rashche Južen 40,486
8 Krushopek Centralno 249,110 18 Gornjane Istok 40,399
9 Vodno Zapaden 240,850 19 Pobozhje Južen 36,288
10 Grchec Istok 142,110 20 Brodets Istok 35,213

Government

The Socialist Republic of Murmusa is a Unitary Single Party Socialist State in which near absolute authority is held by the Murmusan Socialist Party and the Murmusan Triumvirate. Power is vested almost entirely in the Triumvirate; with the legislature being effectively being a token body. The Triumvirate is made up of three offices; the General Director, who acts as Chief Diplomat, primary legislator, and Head of State, the Chief of the Self Defense Force who is Commander in Chief of the Murmusan armed forces, and the Autark who is the primary director of economic and internal affairs. Each of the Triumvirs are appointed by the National Assembly, one of the few powers given to the legislature; and underneath them is the state bureaucracy which maintains the day to day affairs of the Murmusan state. Since the 1983 coup of the Triumvirs, parties other than the Murmsan Socialist Party have been banned from public political activity, and all members of the Triumvirate are party members, as are most National Assembly members, barring a few nonpartisan officials.

Economy

Economic Indicators

Monetary Unit: Suveren (Су)

Conversion Rate: Cy1 = $.02 NSD

Fiscal Year: Calendar Year

Nominal GDP: $45,395,959,344 NSD

GDP per Capita: $6,767 NSD

Labor Force: 5,031,324

Unemployment: Records of unemployment not publically available

Murmusa operates a highly centralized, Planned Economy, under the direction of the Murmusan Autark. It is mostly self contained in nature in large part due to the heavy economic sanction and blockade of Murmusa by Göke, as well as the intermittent establishment of no fly zones over the country. Most of the labor force of 5,031,324 works in industries that produce goods that provide for the Murmusan people, or construct and maintain armaments for the Murmusan law enforcement and armed forces, with other industries being minor at most, meaning agriculture, heavy manufacturing, and medical sectors are by far the largest and most important sectors of the economy, with transport, light manufacturing, and other infrastructure industries also being important. Poverty is extraordinarily high in Murmusa, with nearly the entire population considered impoverished to some extent by Meridonian indexers, though Murmusa itself does not publish statistics about national poverty and unemployment rates. Most of the economy, nearly 80%, is controlled by the state, largely through state control of industry with government funding being directed towards economic developed and the maintenance of Murmusan armed and law enforcement agencies.

Military

The armed forces of the Socialist Republic Murmusa, known as the Murmusan People’s Self Defense Force (MNSZS), is headed by the Chief of the Self Defense Force, as part of the Triumvirate. As a landlocked nation, the MNSZS has no maritime branch instead being divided into two branches, the Popular Militia, and the Air Defense Force. The MNSZS is funded and equipped by the state entirely; with private production of arms being criminalized by the Murmusan state, and is staffed by persons conscripted by the state, with volunteers being mixed into the military, largely within the command structure, with 67,084 persons serving in the armed forces; overwhelmingly in the Popular Militia, with a comparatively token force of personnel in the Air Defense Force. The MNSZS operates with a budget of $2,723,757,560 NSD, roughly 6% of the Murmusan GDP.

Law Enforcement

Most law enforcement in Murmusa is handled by Murmusan Civil Protection (GZM) which operates both as a national investigative branch while simultaneously working on street level law enforcement, to be supplemented by local law enforcement organizations in most urban areas, in addition to providing for riot control operations. GZM is distributed throughout Murmusa with high concentrations in rural areas; where there are often no local law enforcement organizations. There are currently 67,084 persons serving in GZM, and another 20,125 working in localized law enforcement. All law enforcement organizations operate on a combined budget of $226,979,796 NSD.

Human Development

The Socialist Republic of Murmusa is a Critically Underdeveloped nation according to the Meridonian Economic Development Index, in large part due to conditions imposed as a result of its economic isolation. Major contributing factors to this are the lack of access to many critical medicines, shortages of resources, and the heavy economic emphasis production of war materials. Education is however, actually better than a few of its neighbors, with a nearly 100% adult literacy. The healthcare system is operated by the state, though health outcomes are significantly worse than other national health systems, due resource shortfalls. The life of a Murmusan citzen is comparatively spartan with few pleasures, and almost unceasing preparation for attack from the outside.

Culture

Murmusan culture is one synthesizing elements from its neighbors; though the average Murmusan would insist that Murmusa is purely Narendian. Though the Socialist Republic insists on a policy of State atheism, practice of Răscumpărare remains quite common. Sport is quite common in Murmusa, encouraged by the state to ensure the fitness of the populace; with Track and field being quite common as is The annual Biathalon. Most buildings in Murmusa are built in the Pragmatist style, often with a focus on resistance to enemy attack. Cuisine relies on staples, with cultivation of Potato being widespread, and potato based dishes being common. Arts exist in Murmusa, though under heavy state influence, with Ortegan realism being the favored artistic style.