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Chervolesian Federation of Syndicates
Червoлеська Федерація Синдикати
Červóleśʹka Federácija Syndykáty
Motto: «У боротьбa ти береш права свої»
„U borotʹbá ty beréš práva svoyi'“
"In struggle you take your rights"
Anthem: Встава́ти, пролетариат
Arise, working class
|Location of Chervolesia (green) within Asteria Superior (light grey)|
Location of Chervolesia (green) within Asteria Superior (light grey)
and largest city
|Recognised national languages||Narodyn|
|Ethnic groups |
3.2% Native Asterian
|Government||Syndicalist directorial republic|
|Vasilissa Masalina-Mravinskaya (Technical Secretary)|
and 26 others...
|Legislature||Trade Unions’ Congress|
• Independence from Narozalica
|11 June, 1957|
• Second Republic
|25 May, 1959|
|2,399,981 km2 (926,638 sq mi)|
|30.62/km2 (79.3/sq mi)|
|GDP (PPP)||2018 estimate|
• Per capita
• Per capita
|HDI (2018)|| 0.857|
|Currency||Chervolesian ruble (CLR/C₽)|
|Time zone||Eastern Asterian Time|
|ISO 3166 code||CH|
Chervolesia (Narodyn: Червoлесия tr. Červólesia), officially the Chervolesian Federation of Syndicates (Narodyn: Червoлеська Федерація Синдикати tr. Červóleśʹka Federácija Syndykáty), abbreviated as CFS (ЧФС/CFS), is a sovereign state located in Eastern Asteria Superior. The nation borders, from clockwise, Cassier, the Lumine Ocean, and Nuxica.
The modern day territory of Chervolesia has been inhabited by modern Humans since 13,000 years ago. These Paleoasterians would eventually give way to the modern Native Asterian tribes that would inhabit Chervolesia. The largest of these tribes would be the Mesto and Dine in the south and the Cheli in the north. The Mesto would eventually form the Zuni Empire, one of the largest Pre-Euclean polities in the Asterias. The Zuni Empire would be responsible for the creation of a complex calendar system, an extensive and advanced highway system, and a complex religion involving ritualistic human sacrifice. The Zuni would reach their territorial and cultural apex in the 16th century, with the empire stretching from the Alexandrian Gulf to central Chervolesia, and west to Duquesne. For reasons yet to be determined, the Zuni would collapse and fracture into numerous petty states. Beginning in the 1570s, Yavorstri explorers and traders would stake their claims along the coast, eventually pressing inland in northern Chervolesia, taking advantage of the redwood primordial forests endemic to the area. By 1630, the Yavorstri-based East Asterian Trading Company would have a monopoly on redwood logging. Three years later, the company would be granted a charter and an official colony would be started within the two years. Yavorstri settlers would almost immediately clash with Zuni remnants, however the superior technology of the colonists and East Asterian Trading Company soldiers, would prove too much for the numerically superior Zuni. By the turn of the century, the Zuni were firmly under Yavorstri control as both serfs and slaves.
The colony would remain under Yavorstri rule until the conclusion of the Ten Years' War, which saw Chervolesia awarded to Narozalica as part of the Congress of Cislania. Chervolesia would remain a Narozalic colony for the next 240 years. During the War of the Triple Alliance and subsequent First Narozalic Civil War, Chervolesia would provide raw materials and manufactured goods to at first Narozalica, and then subsequently the Seven Province Union. At the conclusion of the civil war, the inaugural Narozalic President Eduard Olsov would promote Chervolesia to a dominion in 1863, a status that the country would have until its independence nearly a century later. The country would remain loyal to Narozalica up through the Great War, where Chervolesia would participate in several maritime operations against Entente forces in the Asterias including several invasions of Entente-controlled islands in the Arucian Sea. Additionally, the Chervolesian Navy and Army would participate in several battles in Euclea on the Western Front. Chervolesia would be granted independence in 1957, signifying the end of over 200 years of Narozalic control of the nation. A lack of independent government institutions would see the country collapse into a syndicalist revolution and civil war in 1959, with syndicalist forces prevailing in 1961.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
The Estmerish name for the country, Chervolesia, is a direct loan of the Yavorstri endonym of the country: Червoлесия (Červólesija). Červólesija is made up of the Yavorstri words "черво́нный" (červónnyj) and "пес" (les). Červónnyj is an archaic, poetic word meaning "red" or "scarlet," with les meaning "forest." Thus together, the name Červólesija means "red forest" and is a direct reference to the primordial redwood forests located in the north of the country. The name was first documented in 1703, when the Marolevic tsar granted permission for the creation of charter colonies in "Chervolesia."
Flora and fauna
Chervolesian foreign relations are officially governed by Nemtsovist international relations theory, although in practice, policy makers and diplomats are pragmatic. Following the October Revolution, proletarian internationalism has reemerged as important foreign policy influencer. The adoption of the October constitution constitutionally directs foreign affairs authorities to instigate world revolution. To achieve this, Chervolesia supports other socialist countries and the developing world, either through direct military-security alliances or its foreign aid budget. This foreign aid budget is believed to be between $13.6 billion and $29.8 billion, or between 0.5-1.1% of the national gross domestic product depending on the metric used. In addition to this, Chervolesia sponsors individuals from foreign leftist parties or the developing world to study in Chervolesia at no or nominal cost. Approximately 35,000 foreign students attend Chervolesian universities during any standard academic year.
As of 2020, Chervolesia is described as a global middle power and an Asterian regional power, although analysts have described Chervolesia as an "emerging power." It is party to several international organisations, including but not limited to the Community of Nations, International Trade Organization, and International Council for Democracy. Chervolesia maintains diplomatic representation with 19 countries. Diplomacy with countries which Chervolesia does not have an embassy with is conducted through Swetania, who acts as a protecting power.
Since the 1911 revolution, Chervolesia has operated a socialist economy. Under the Chervolesian economic model, private ownership is completely absence, being replaced by social ownership, and laws exist to govern the difference between capital and personal property. Capital can be owned and managed in three possible ways: government ownership, collective ownership, and common ownership.
Under state ownership, the government is sole the owner of a particular economic asset, industry, or enterprise. As of 2019, state ownership makes up roughly 9.1% of all economic ownership within Chervolesia. Industries that are considered vital to the survival of the state usually fall under state ownership. These industries include the defence industry, telecommunication industries, infrastructure firms, and financial institutions such as banks. Despite being classified as state-run, these industries are typically organised under direct workers' self-management, although specialised technocratic management has started to become more and more commonplace, particularly with research and technological development agencies.
Collective ownership is the largest form of economic ownership within Chervolesia at 86.5%. The most common form of collective ownership is workers' self-management. Under workers' self management system, the workers are no longer considered to be employees but are partners in the administration of their enterprise. There are either no managers or managers are democratically elected and subject to recall. Almost all enterprises which produce goods and commodities are collectively owned.
The smallest form of economic ownership is common ownership. Common ownership is defined under Chervolesian law as assets of an enterprise being indivisible rather than being subject to ownership by an individual member or groups of members of a community. Small-scale local enterprises, such as retail, service, and entertainment enterprises are typically commonly owned, however land for pasture or other recreational activities can be commonly owned. Common ownership makes up 4.4% of economic ownership.
The Chervolesian economy is structured around a mix of decentralised and centralised planning. Broad economic goals are set via negotiations between Trade Unions' Congress and the central government's Economic Planning Committee. Through subsequent negotiations during people's conferences, proprietary budgets are conceived and funds are allocated to industries, local communities, and state investment. Investment agencies are tasked with moving the country towards communism and focus on capital accumulation and intense development of productive forces. This is achieved through fixed investment and research and development.