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'''Verbiza''', officially the '''People's Communal Republic of Verbiza''' ([[Verbizan language|Verbizan]]: ''Us Peepseye dem Verbiza''), is a {{wpl|landlocked}} {{wpl|sovereignty|sovereign}} {{wpl|federal republic}} under a {{wpl|multi-party system|multi-party}} {{wpl|socialist system}} wherein all citizens live in primarily remote, mountainous {{wpl|communes}} instead of traditional {{wpl|cities}} and {{wpl|towns}}. The capital and largest city, [[Dobbston]], is the sole exception and largely resembles a normal population center, though its neighborhoods are largely organized along the same lines as the communes found in the five provinces.
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'''Verbiza''', officially the '''People's Communal Republic of Verbiza''' is a {{wpl|landlocked}} {{wpl|sovereignty|sovereign}} {{wpl|federal republic}} under a {{wpl|multi-party system|multi-party}} {{wpl|socialist system}} wherein all citizens live in primarily remote, mountainous {{wpl|communes}} instead of traditional {{wpl|cities}} and {{wpl|towns}}. The capital and largest city, [[Dobbston]], is the sole exception and largely resembles a normal population center, though its neighborhoods are largely organized along the same lines as the communes found in the five provinces.
  
 
The People's Communal Republic of Verbiza was born out of protests by {{wpl|left-wing}} {{wpl|unions|trade unions}} in the hills of central Verbiza during the early 20th century, then a province of [[!NATION]]. Dissatisfied with poor working conditions and marginalization of the Verbizan language and culture, community organizer [[Elmo Dobbs]] began organizing general strikes in an effort to improve working conditions and earn recognition of Verbizan rights. Escalation of tensions from both sides eventually led to violence between the protesters and the government, which led to the [[Verbizan Revolution]] (1922 - 1926). The Verbizan Revolution ended with the formal establishment and recognition of Verbiza as an independent state. Verbiza adopted a socialist, multi-party, communal federation to maximize workers' say.
 
The People's Communal Republic of Verbiza was born out of protests by {{wpl|left-wing}} {{wpl|unions|trade unions}} in the hills of central Verbiza during the early 20th century, then a province of [[!NATION]]. Dissatisfied with poor working conditions and marginalization of the Verbizan language and culture, community organizer [[Elmo Dobbs]] began organizing general strikes in an effort to improve working conditions and earn recognition of Verbizan rights. Escalation of tensions from both sides eventually led to violence between the protesters and the government, which led to the [[Verbizan Revolution]] (1922 - 1926). The Verbizan Revolution ended with the formal establishment and recognition of Verbiza as an independent state. Verbiza adopted a socialist, multi-party, communal federation to maximize workers' say.
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[[File:The West Virginia State Capitol Building in Charleston, WV.jpg|thumb|right|The National Congress building in Dobbston]]
 
[[File:The West Virginia State Capitol Building in Charleston, WV.jpg|thumb|right|The National Congress building in Dobbston]]
  
Verbiza operates as a {{wpl|federal republic}} under a {{wpl|multi-party system|multi-party}} {{wpl|socialist system}} wherein all citizens live {{wpl|communes|workers' communes}}. Verbiza is divided into five provinces (''Counalyne''), each of which contains dozens of workers' communes.
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Verbiza operates as a {{wpl|federal republic}} under a {{wpl|multi-party system|multi-party}} {{wpl|socialist system}} wherein all citizens live {{wpl|communes|workers' communes}}. Verbiza is divided into five provinces, each of which contains dozens of workers' communes.
  
 
The five provinces are:
 
The five provinces are:
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* Yondricks
 
* Yondricks
  
The Verbizan {{wpl|legislature}}, the National Congress (''Nation Congress'') of Verbiza, is bicameral. The upper house is the Council of Overseers (''Leadermeet''), and the lower house is the Popular Forum (''Bossmeet''). The Council of Overseers is comprised of all the elected commune overseers from across the nation. The Popular Forum is comprised of two elected representatives from each of the communes. The Popular Forum is responsible for creating all legislation. The Council of Overseers can offer advice and consent to the Popular Forum; it has limited veto powers to limit the legislative ability of the Popular Forum, but the Popular Forum can vote to reject any veto made by the Council of Overseers.
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The Verbizan {{wpl|legislature}}, the National Congress (''Nation Congress'') of Verbiza, is bicameral. The upper house is the Council of Overseers, and the lower house is the Popular Forum. The Council of Overseers is comprised of all the elected commune overseers from across the nation. The Popular Forum is comprised of two elected representatives from each of the communes. The Popular Forum is responsible for creating all legislation. The Council of Overseers can offer advice and consent to the Popular Forum; it has limited veto powers to limit the legislative ability of the Popular Forum, but the Popular Forum can vote to reject any veto made by the Council of Overseers.
  
 
The President of Verbiza, currently Elizabeth Dobbs, and the Vice-President of Verbiza, currently Dennis Moore, are elected by a national popular vote.
 
The President of Verbiza, currently Elizabeth Dobbs, and the Vice-President of Verbiza, currently Dennis Moore, are elected by a national popular vote.
  
 
There is no independent judiciary in Verbiza. All matters related to the law are handled at the level of local commune leaders, who are responsible for interpreting the law and applying it.
 
There is no independent judiciary in Verbiza. All matters related to the law are handled at the level of local commune leaders, who are responsible for interpreting the law and applying it.

Revision as of 13:10, 14 July 2019

Verbiza

People's Communal Republic of Verbiza

Motto: Survival is insufficient
Capital
and largest city
Dobbston
Official languagesEnglish, Verbizan
Demonym(s)Verbizan
GovernmentMulti-party socialist state under a federal system
• President
Elizabeth Dobbs
Dennis Moore
LegislatureNational Congress
Council of Overseers
Popular Forum
Population
• 2015 estimate
1.2 million
• 2010 census
1.105 million
Date format01 Jan 1900
Driving sideright

Verbiza, officially the People's Communal Republic of Verbiza is a landlocked sovereign federal republic under a multi-party socialist system wherein all citizens live in primarily remote, mountainous communes instead of traditional cities and towns. The capital and largest city, Dobbston, is the sole exception and largely resembles a normal population center, though its neighborhoods are largely organized along the same lines as the communes found in the five provinces.

The People's Communal Republic of Verbiza was born out of protests by left-wing trade unions in the hills of central Verbiza during the early 20th century, then a province of !NATION. Dissatisfied with poor working conditions and marginalization of the Verbizan language and culture, community organizer Elmo Dobbs began organizing general strikes in an effort to improve working conditions and earn recognition of Verbizan rights. Escalation of tensions from both sides eventually led to violence between the protesters and the government, which led to the Verbizan Revolution (1922 - 1926). The Verbizan Revolution ended with the formal establishment and recognition of Verbiza as an independent state. Verbiza adopted a socialist, multi-party, communal federation to maximize workers' say.

Landlocked, mostly mountainous, and lacking sophisticated infrastructure, Verbiza remained a poor backwater for the entirety of the 20th century. This was also due in part to the inefficiencies of an economy solely based on manual mining from communal villages. In 2006, however, Elizabeth Dobbs, granddaughter of Elmo Dobbs, rose to power and began implementing economic reforms to open the country to more modern economic methods, while retaining the prima facie aspects of the communal system her grandfather designed.

Today, Verbiza is slowly developing its national infrastructure, education system, and economy. Despite improvements, the country is regularly criticized by international monitors for human rights abuses, unfair election policies, and general lack of freedom for political voices right-of-centre.

Politics

The National Congress building in Dobbston

Verbiza operates as a federal republic under a multi-party socialist system wherein all citizens live workers' communes. Verbiza is divided into five provinces, each of which contains dozens of workers' communes.

The five provinces are:

  • Central Verbiza
  • North Verbiza
  • South Verbiza
  • Elmoland
  • Yondricks

The Verbizan legislature, the National Congress (Nation Congress) of Verbiza, is bicameral. The upper house is the Council of Overseers, and the lower house is the Popular Forum. The Council of Overseers is comprised of all the elected commune overseers from across the nation. The Popular Forum is comprised of two elected representatives from each of the communes. The Popular Forum is responsible for creating all legislation. The Council of Overseers can offer advice and consent to the Popular Forum; it has limited veto powers to limit the legislative ability of the Popular Forum, but the Popular Forum can vote to reject any veto made by the Council of Overseers.

The President of Verbiza, currently Elizabeth Dobbs, and the Vice-President of Verbiza, currently Dennis Moore, are elected by a national popular vote.

There is no independent judiciary in Verbiza. All matters related to the law are handled at the level of local commune leaders, who are responsible for interpreting the law and applying it.