Panswetanian Council Republic
Motto: "Zum wohle der ganzen menschheit"
"For the good of all mankind"
Anthem: "The Internationale"
Location of Swetania (green)
in Euclea (dark grey)
|Government||Federal socialist council republic|
|459,800 km2 (177,500 sq mi)|
• 2019 estimate
|114.9/km2 (297.6/sq mi)|
|GDP (PPP)||2018 estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2018 estimate|
• Per capita
|HDI (2018)|| 0.955|
|Currency||Swetanian revtaler (SWR)|
|Time zone||UTC-1 (Swetanian General Time)|
|ISO 3166 code||SW|
Swetania (//), officially the Panswetanian Council Republic, is a sovereign state in Northern Euclea. It borders, clockwise, Werania, Estmere, Hennehouwe, Kesselbourg, Gaullica, Aimilia, Minerva, Kansasto, and the Perovo Sea. Swetania has an area of 459,800 km² (177,500 sq mi) and a population of nearly 53 million inhabitants scattered, between the country's thirty-one cantons. Its capital is the planned and centrally located Swetapolis, while its largest city is the coastal metropolis of Ostapils-Baihaven. With over twenty officially recognised nationalities, Swetania is commonly recognised as Euclea's most ethnically and linguistically diverse country.
Swetania has its origins in the establishment of the margraviate of Sunrosia in 1015, a southern march of the Rudolphine Confederation that later developed into a duchy and grand duchy. Through the inheritance of the Crown of Visvaldis and the election to the fragmented Principality of Trevelia, Sunrosia became the heart of the composite Sunrosian Monarchy. Despite being the primary battlefield of the Wars of Religion, Swetania grew to dominate Northern Euclea in the Sunrosian Ascendancy of the long 18th century, until its defeat in the War of the Triple Alliance. In its aftermath, the February Revolution established the Adalbertine Monarchy that and presided over a period of modernisation, with rapid industrialisation and liberalisation.
Following defeats in the Airdale War, in a context of worsening conditions caused by the Great Collapse, a general strike was proclaimed, and after the Leneys Street Incident in November evolved into the Winter Revolution. The Panswetanian Council Republic was declared in January, though counter-revolutionary insurgencies and warlordism continued until the country's entry in the Great War in 1931, commonly recognised to have turned the tide of the war for the Grand Alliance. Following the war, the Swetanian policy of exporting its ideology led to its involvement in multiple countries over the world, and tense relations with Werania evolved into a cold war, including the Red Rebellion in Estmere and the Swetanian-Weranian War in 1950.
Today, Swetania is a constitutionally socialist council republic, in which the General Congress, made up of delegate from lower level councils down to the communal levels, enjoys legislative supremacy as the supreme representative organ of the people. The 12-members Presidium of the General Congress serves as the collective head of state and of government of the country. Swetania's high-income, socialist economy is characterised by workers' self-management, forms of collective ownership, and economic planning through the computerised Gebesis information network. A highly developed country with a very high standard of living, it upholds the world's most extensive social security system with universal healthcare, tuition-free education, and environmental protection.
As the world's leading socialist country, Swetania is widely recognised as a great power. It is a founding member of the Community of Nations and a permamnent member of its Security Committee, the main member of the Association for International Socialism, a member of the International Council for Democracy, one of the six CoN-mandated nuclear weapon states, and a major backer of the Spalgleann Declarations.
The modern name of Swetania derives from that of the Sweta River, the main river of the country bisecting it in the middle and forming the historical boundary between the Grand Duchy of Sunrosia in the east (by extension, the western border of Weranic settlement), and the Principality of Trevelia and the Kingdom of Selosia in the west. Following that division, the eastern part was frequently called Cisvetania (from a Coerzian perspective, on "this" side of the Sweta) while the western part was referred to as Transvetania (on the "other side" of the Sweta). The name of the river itself is generally believed to come from the Proto-Balto-Marolevic term *śwaitas meaning both "light" and "world".
The form Panswetania, predominantly featuring in the country's full official name the Panswetanian Council Republic, makes use of the pan- prefix to show the two sides as a "cohesive, united, and unbreakable entity". While technically correct and legally accepted, the name Panswetania sees almost no use whatsoever outside of the country's full name, with even Swetanian governmental publications preferring its simpler and more known form.
It is not uncommon to see Swetania referred to as Sunrosia in historical documents and particularly maps dating from the 1920s and 1930s, referencing the Sunrosian Monarchy, itself commonly known as simply Sunrosia by metonymy, which was overthrown in Winter Revolution by the same political forces that later declared the Panswetanian Council Republic, electing to use the name Swetania (first attested in a reformist essay from 1889) to distanciate the new polity from the monarchical history of previous Sunrosian-named entities. For this reason, referring to post-revolutionary Swetania as Sunrosia is now formally proscribed and considered offensive and hostile by Swetanian authorities.
The legal foundation of the Swetanian state lays in the Revolutionary Constitution of 1922, defining the Panswetanian Council Republic as "free, democratic, and popular republic of councils dedicated to the establishment of socialism". Updated versions of the Revolutionary Constitution have been adopted by popular referenda in 1937, 1953, and 1971, introducing only minor changes to the structure defined by the 1922 constitution.
Swetania is a council democracy: councils at the communal level are directly elected and elect delegates in plenary assemblies to district-level councils. This system of delegation continues to the cantonal level and then ultimately to the state level, forming the General Congress. Councils of every levels elect executive committees to deal with day-to-day administration of their territory: those committees are subservient their councils and only operate during times the council is not in session. Representative democracy in Swetania is organised under a delegate model of representation: delegates hold an imperative mandate and may be recalled from their post by their electors at any time.
The General Congress, officially the "General Congress of Workers', Farmers', and Soldiers' Councils of the Panswetanian Council Republic" and commonly referred to as the Genkon
the executive branch
something about the judicial branch i don't know i'm not a lawyer geez