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Commune of the Working People of Chervolesia
Червoлеская Трудовая Коммуна
Červóleskaja Trudovaja Kommuna
Motto: «Борьбе обретёшь ты право своё»
„Borʹbé obretjóšʹ ty právo'svojó'“
"In struggle you take your rights"
Anthem: Встать, пролетариаты
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||Yavorstri|
|Ethnic groups |
3.2% Native Asterian
|Government||Socialist directorial republic|
|Legislature||Trade Unions’ Congress|
|15 February, 1858|
• First Republic
|7 September, 1860|
• Second Republic
|25 May, 1911|
• Octoberist Putsch
|11 October, 1974|
|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 (Yavorstri: Червoлесия tr. Červólesija), officially the Commune of Working People of Chervolesia (Yavorstri: Червoлеская Трудовая Коммуна tr. Červóleskaja Trudovaja Kommuna) is a sovereign state located in Eastern Asteria Superior. The nation borders, from clockwise, the Lumine Ocean and Duquesne.
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 1630s, Narozalic 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 1655, the Narozalic-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. Narozalic 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 Narozalic control as both serfs and slaves.
The colony would be mostly autonomous and free from crown influence until the War of the Triple Alliance, when debts incurred over the course of the conflict forced Narozalica to institute financial measures and more direct approach in the affairs of Chervolesia. This policy would be short-lived as Narozalica would quickly fall into its own civil war. During the ensuing war, Chervolesia would declare its own independence in 1857 and in 1860, the Chervolesian Republic would be declared. Labour disputes would erupt and a socialist revolution would occur. The First Chervolesian Republic would officially be dissolved in 1911, succeeded by the ratification of the New Social Contract and subsequent creation of the Second Chervolesian Republic. A hardliner coup in 1974 would see the nation become substantially more totalitarian, and eventually lead to minor political protests. In an effort to quell future protests, series of reforms liberalising both the political and economic clime of Chervolesia under a process known as Uskorenije. This policy would last until 1998 where it was abruptly halted and reversed.
- 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 native 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."
- Civil War in Narozalica allows Chervolesia to declare independence
- Anarchy is in place for the first couple years
- Government is established through the 1860 Constitutional Convention, firmly based on Renaixement ideals
- Slavery and serfdom get abolished
- Freedom of thought creates a newfound aura of thinking, during which socialism and other leftist theories are developed more intensely
- Industrialisation occurs, with it, firm classism occurs with it
- So-called Unionists, adherents to proto-Statosyndicalism, begin militarisation of trade unions
- Gangs of New York but with trade unionists against industrialists
Second Republican Revolution
- Paris Commune situation develops as the poorer neighbourhoods rebel in protest against the national government
- Rather than pull a Thiers, trade union representatives are allowed into the Chervolesian veche as equals to elected parliamentarians
- Inspired by the "Volosovo Commune", other townships, hamlets, etc pull a similar move
- The Trade Unionists, with popular support, declare a Petrograd Soviet and creating Dual power with the existing First Republic
- National Government loses control of the military, which formally sides with the Statosyndicalists
- Backed by the military, the Statosyndicalists dissolve the veche indefinitely and proclaim the All Trade Unions' Congress in its place
- First Republic officially dissolved via the New Social Contract, succeeded by the Second Republic
- Great War fought as Marirana just kind of invaded everybody. Also Chervolesian government wanted Iles de Saints
- Country rebuilds, Economic Planning Committee obtains unparalleled power during this period
- Project Cybersyn is theorised during the 1940s, groundwork laid down for it in the 1950s
- Project Cybersyn fully implemented by 1966. Economic Planning Committee begins to lose power and Internationalist clique rises in its place
- Hardliner coup in 1974 (Octoberist Putsch). Creation of the Presidium for the Protection of the Revolution and military junta government
- Minor political protests result in economic and social liberation policies known as Uskorenije
- Zinoviy Kudryashov gets appointed as Chairman for the Protection of the Revolution by the Council of People's Commissars in 1998, begins reversing Uskorenije.
- Political protests immediately follow and harsh police crackdown in response. Tankman but the tanks don't stop
- Begin fostering ties with Zorasan
Flora and fauna
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.