Communist Party of Hytekia
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|Vice Chairpersons||Krists Zirnis|
|Founded||April 23, 1913 (as Communist Party of Hytekojuznia)|
October 31, 1989
|Headquarters||Sarkansēka, Darba iela 6, Pekrasta, HY-1672|
|Youth wing||Communist Youth of Hytekia|
|National Assembly (5th)|
372 / 417 (89%)
The Communist Party of Hytekia (Hytek: Hitekijas Komunistiskā Partija), also abbreviated to HKP is the founding and ruling party in the People's Republic of Hytekia. It is the sole governing party in Hytekia, permitting a few other parties (all left-wing and of similar political stances) to run in National Assembly elections, although the party maintains a large majority in every election. Founded in 1913 as the Communist Party of Hytekojuznia by Artjoms Viliks and Roms Talbergs, it was also the dominant party in the People's State of Hytekojuznia, after its split after the Hytekojuznik Civil War in 1989, it split into the communist parties of Hytekia and Juznia, with the Juznik wing of the party becoming relatively obsolete while the Hytek wing retained power in the new state. The party also directly controls the Hytek People's Armed Forces.
Early years (1909-24)
The origins of the HKP can be traced back to the Hytekojuznik Workers' Association, of which HKP founding member and leader Artjoms Viliks was a part of. The association acted mainly as an underground anti-monarchy one, and many of its members had previously been subject to exile for treasonous activities against the king, at the time Johannes II, with Viliks evading exile multiple times. In 1910, amidst widespread political strafe and turmoil caused by the inability of the king to rule effectively after the great loss in the First Great War, the party began openly calling for the abdication of the king and an end to the monarchy of the country, with a centralised republic taking its place. This time, Viliks, as well as HWA companion and future Chairman of the Communist Party of Hytekojuznia and de facto leader of the country, Roms Talbergs, were both arrested for two years. The HWA had been forced back underground by Hytekojuznik monarchical authorities but the thought and ideology of Viliks, known as Vilikism after 1911, had already been implanted in Hytekojuznik society, with protests and revolts against the rule of the king popping up throughout the country.
When Viliks and Talbergs were released in the November of 1912, work began on a country-wide workers' and socialist revolution, with Viliks again condemning the actions of the monarchy and advocating for the establishment of a socialist republic in its place. With Viliks now advocating for revolution and campaigning in many cities for people to join the revolution, mainly centred in his hometown of Krasno, the threat of one such revolution began rapidly increasing. In March, open rebellion began and as many nobles abandoned their positions to secure their and their family's safety, the revolt garnered over a million participants in Krasno alone, dubbed the