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Socialist Confederal Republic of Catharinia

Flag of the SCRC
(details)

Seal of the SCRC

Motto: We Are One"
Anthem:
Catharinian International

Location map of the SCRC
Capital: Essex City
Largest city: Essex City
Official language(s): English
Recognized
regional language(s):
N/A
Demonym: none
Government: Parliamentary democracy,
socialist confederation
- President: Joeri Zjoekov
Establishment: 2008
Area: N/A km²
Population: 1,164,439 (2015 estimate)
- 2008 census: 823,721
- Density: N/A/km²
Religion: Catholic
Currency: Cathari Dollar
Internet TLD: .scrc
Calling code: N/A
Map of the SCRC
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The Socialist Confederal Republic of Catharinia (SCRC) or Catharinian Socialist Confederation is a confederation on the Catharinia Isle that existes from 2008. It consists out of the People's Republic of Catharinia, the Socialist Kingdom of Catharinia and the smaller Socialist Republic of Taluva. It is a socialist state and a confederation that comprised all of Catharinia except for the Democratic Republic Arcadia. Under the presidency of Joeri Zjoekov, the SCRC pursues a policy of socialism and better international relations.

The SCRC covers multiple ethnicities, but due to the fact that every ethnicity has its own country and because of the confederal structure of the SCRC there are no real etnic conflicts. The republics within the SCRC still have their independant governing system, but there also is a Greater Parliament of the SCRC which makes international laws for all the SCRC member states. The SCRC can be compared as a structure somewhere between the USSR and the European Union; there is a strong central government, but each country has its own government.

History Edit

The republic formed by a treaty with all the socialist nations of the island turning the four nations into a confederate sovereign union in 2008.

Kibrien War (2012) Edit

In 2010 February 28th the Kibrien tribe started campaigns against the government via targeting members of the CPCa for making their culture illegal due to the heavily usage of human sacrifice and enforced slavery. On April 3rd the tribe made a attack on Essex City creating the tensions between the tribe and union. The SCRC government demanded a apology, if they did'nt apologise by May 23rd the will invade.

On May 19th the tribe attacked the Socialist Kingdom of Catharinia and won the lands of the farthest island. On May 22th The Red Army set a attack on the island, killing 18,000+ in the progress.

On June 1th to augest 29th the Kibriens turned into the Kibrien Freedom Force that sent over 19,000 troops to Werthville which ended up with the tribe's first major win and occupy the island killing one third of the nation and steeling most of the armory of the island's military.

On September 12th to November 6th the Union set up a blockade all over Tukumunanganon, capturing 13,000 of the army and killing 1,900.

On December 25 the tribe surrenders creating a massive genocide killing two thirds of the tribe.

Economic Era (2015-) Edit

By 2015 the Union excelled in it's economic, 43.6% of the energy resources or now based on renewable energy mainly hydro energy, 84% of the population is wealthy and 87.9% are employed.

Member States Edit

Flag of the People's Republic of Catharinia People's Republic of Catharinia Edit

The People's Republic of Catharinia is the largest of all SCRC member states. It also has the largest population and its capital, Essex City, holds the main seat of the Socialist Confederation as well as the Greater Parliament. The General Secretary of the People's Republic is also the current president of the SCRC. The People's Republic is the most important country within the SCRC. It holds most of the industrial production and has a majority weight in the Greater Parliament. Because the People's Republic has the most inhabitants it also has the most seats in the Greater Parliament. The People's Republic of Catharinia could thus be considered the leading nation of the Confederal Republic. It is led by General Secretary Joeri Zjoekov

Flag of the Kingdom of Catharinia Socialist Kingdom of Catharinia Edit

The Socialist Kingdom of Catharinia was not the most obvious member to join the Confederation. For starters it is the only member state ever ran by a king. It also was a political unstable region. In the past, there have been many conflicts between the Kingdom and the People's Republic, the dominant nation in the Confederal Republic. Like the war over the region of Tana. The proposal to join the SCRC was made by the socialist and (southern) native parties. They wanted to create a politicaly stable environment in order to prevent another civil war from breaking out in the future. They proposed to reduce the power of the monarch to a merely ceremonial function and to join the Socialist Confaderation. It can't be excluded that the proposal was made under pressure of the People's Republic that was threatening to retreat its troops from the northern part of the kingdom, thus making the scenario of a new civil war more realistic. The king begged under the pressure of the parliament. If he had declined a proposal that was accepted in parliament by such a mojarity, he wouldn't stand a change against the republican rebels without the support of his northern neighbour. The Socialist Kingdom is the second largest member state and the one with the most native inhabitants. It is led by King Tofú II.

Flag of the Socialist Republic of Taluva Socialist Republic of Taluva Edit

The Socialist Republic of Taluva was for a long time part of the People's Republic of Catharinia. It once became part of the People's Republic in order to protect itself from the Democratic Republic Arcadia that wanted to occupy the entire Taluva Island. It functioned as an administratif independent region. Eventually the taluvan people reached a point where they wanted to form a nation for themselves. Because they couldn't sustain themselves economicaly, the People's Republic proposed to form a confederation. The leaders of both countries have always had a very good relatioship with each other and this is still the case. Since 2008, the country is led by Rosa Garillos. She has one dream: reuniting the entire taluvan island. The Socialist Confederation recognizes that the entire island belongs to the taluvans, but also stresses the importance of a good relationship with Arcadia. The Taluvan Socialist Republic is the smallest of all member states but also one of the most charismatic.

Flag of Tukumunanganon Oligarchy of Tukumunanganon Edit

Tukumunanganon is the smallest member state of the Socialist Confederation. It joined about a week after the confederation was ressurected. It is situated on an island a few miles off shore of Catharinia Isle. Before joining, the economy of Tukumunanganon consisted for the major part out of the primary sector. Its biggest export product was fish, representing 85 per cent of all export. Together with agriculture, the fishing industry covered almost the entire economy. All economic activities were centrally governed by the villages. The major group of the population used to be liberal, wanting some economic progress. But after some huge mistakes, the racial and left parties have gained more support of the citizens. With joining the SCRC, the politics of Tukumunanganon have turned more leftist and this is sure to continue. Tukumunanganon will make great progress under the three new plans that were put up by the central government of the SCRC: Plan Garillos, the EDMIT Act and the Valid Exclusion. After Tukumunanganon joined the Socialist Confederal Republic, some officials and oppositional parties planned a coup. Because the Tukumunanganan government didn't act, the island became occupied by the SCRC Red Army.

Politics Edit

Constitution Edit

Main article: Constitution of the Socialist Confederal Republic of Catharinia

The Constitution of the Socialist Confederal Republic of Catharinia is the official document that was written and voted for by the founding members of the Socialist Confederation. It replaced the national constitutions of the member states. The common structures and goals of the Socialist Confederal Republic of Catharinia are explained in the constitution, as well as a description of the Confederation and its national symbols.

Governing Structure of the SCRC Edit

Each member state whithin the confederation has its own parliament. Those national parliaments and all of their parties are represented in the Greater Parliament of the SCRC. The seats in the Greater Parliament are devided according to the amount of votes each party got in national elections. The Greater Parliament has the authourity to write and vote international laws that all member states are bound to follow. The SCRC parliament stand under the lead of the President of the Confederal Republic which is chosen by the Greater Parliament itself. The delegates of the parliament serve a five-year term. The president of the confederation serves a ten-year term. The Greater Parliament of the SCRC also wrote a constitution which replaced the ones of the individual nations. The political structure of the SCRC leis somewhere in between the one of the USSR and the European Union.

International relationships Edit

The foreign policy of all member states of the Socialist Confederal Republic is the same. Their goal is to create a socialist state that can sustain and protect its citizens. The Confederal Republic has very good relationships with the People's Republic of China and the Filipines. On the catharinian isle itself, the relationship with the Democratic Republic Arcadia is not as well as it should be. Not only has Arcadia a different political point of view, but since the founding of the Socialist Confederation the old territorial disputes have been brought back under attention. The two major disputes with Arcadia are the Taluva Island and the Zandra exclave. At the base of those two conflicts lie the tensions between the People's Republic and Arcadia. The president of the SCRC, Joeri Zjoekov, has anounced that the Confederation will set up negotiations with the Arcadian leaders in order to give back the disputed territories to their rightfull owners.

International Organisations Edit

The Socialist Confederal Republic is sometimes a direct member of an international organisation. In most cases however the nations of the SCRC have an international membership of their own. All members of the Socialist Confederation are working on the 2009 establishment of the International Socialist Trade Union. Following is a list of all organisations and which countries are a (full) member:

Organisation PRC Flag of the People's Republic of Catharinia SKC Flag of the Kingdom of Catharinia SRT Flag of the Socialist Republic of Taluva OTU Flag of Tukumunanganon SCRC Flag of the SCRC
DPU logo Democratic Pacific Union 2005 - present 2005 - present 2008 - present 2008 - present
UNO logo UNO 1945 - present 1961 - present 2008 - present 2008 - present
ICSO ICSO 1985 - present 1985 - present 2008 - present
CON Commonwealth of Nations 1941 - present 1961 - present 2008 - present
APEC APEC 2007 - present 2008 - present
COMECON COMECON 1960 - 1991
ICFTU-APRO ICFTU-APRO 1962 - 2008 1962 - 2008 2008 - present
CSCAP CSCAP 1992 - 2008 2008 - present
PECC PECC 1980 - 2008 2008 - present
N/A ISTU 2009 ?? 2009 ?? 2009 ?? 2009 ??

The Valid Exclusion Edit

Valid Exclusion logo

The Valid Exclusion, also known as the Just Exclusion, is a campaign that was launched by the socialist parties of the SCRC member states. The goal of the Valid Exclusion is to ban the entire Socialist Confederal Republic of all parties and organisations that violate or threaten the values that are discribed in the Constitution of the SCRC. The main targets are the political right, nationalist and conservative parties in the SCRC parliament. The Exclusion has already been compared to the purification campaigns in the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China.

The name of the campaign is based on the justification of the campaign: since the Constitution got democratically approved, all threats to its values should be excluded. Some say however that the name Valid Exclusion can be otherwise said as Right Exclusion, meaning an exclusion of all opposing right elements. The political parties that came up with the plan didn't admit that this pun was intended. The logo of the Valid Exclusion shows a socialist flag that is ripped into pieces. This represents the opposing elements like rightist movements that undermine a good working socialist regime and its values. In order to protect those, the opposition needs to be excluded, they say.

Economy Edit

Economical structure Edit

The economy in the Socialist Confederal Republic of Catharinia is organised by a socialist model, meaning that there are no private companies. Completely according to the socialist ideology all companies are owned and led by the government. The working facilities in the SCRC are governed by a person who is elected by the unions. This person could be compared to a lower level 'owner' in the sence that he needs to run the factory. Doing so, he needs to follow a strict planning that was made up by the government. This central planning changes every two years and is different for every branch of the economy. Within the SCRC there are no boundries for the economy and also the central planning is the same for every member state.

On international level, meaning the economical activities between member and non-member states, the SCRC profiles its economical branches as companies on the free market. For example, all petrochemical facilities that are run by the state are represented on the international market as one petrochemical company. This way there is no concurrence on national level and the price can be lowered. From this follows a higher international competivity which means more foreign money to invest in the economy and social security system of the SCRC. The ideologists in the socialist parties of the SCRC defend this system since socialism can only work as far as it extends. In other words: an entire socialist system would ruin our economy, a capitalist system would ruin our ideology. The SCRC tries to convince several countries to use this system in order to protect their economy (African and South American) or their ideology (China).

Plan Garillos Edit

Plan Garillos logo

Plan Garillos is a major reform plan for all the SCRC member states. The plan was proposed by the president of the Socialist Republic of Taluva, Rosa Garillos. The main goal of the plan is to make the Socialist Confederation more economically independent. Also, the plan suggests a better armament against the upcomming world wide stagnation. Plan Garillos consists out of a whole of measures under which a general tariff protection of the economy, corporatisation and nationalisation of all enterprises, a stronger regulation of the industries and a minimalising of the personal taxes. Besides a reform of the existing economy, the plan also contains guidances to build up an economy in the 'economic weaker' regions like the southern part of the Socialist Kingdom of Catharinia and Tukumunanganon. Following is an excerpt of an interview on the economic reform plan with the president of the SCRC, Joeri Zjoekov:

Q: What is the actual issue that caused all those problems in the financial world?
A: I believe that the current global finincial crisis is the consequence of the entire ghost banking system behind the western financial institutions. What I am trying to say is that the big banking companies lended more money than there was available. It sure is much more complicated than I state, but that is what the whole problem comes down to.

Q: A lot of countries are experiencing troubles, will the crisis effect the SCRC too?
A: Not at all! The economy gets affected by the crisis because the trust of the people in the entire market is dropping. We don't have that problem since the economy gets guidance from the state. Other small western countries encounter much more difficulties. To prepare us for a further global recession we will carry out Plan Garillos.

Q: What about our neighbour, Arcadia?
A: Their market is currently still intact, though there are some annoyences on their fincancial and housing markets. But so far nothing serious. We do want to propose a more intense economic cooperation, somewhat like an extension of Plan Garillos. We would like to have common taxes on products from outside our archipelago.

Economical Development and Mutual Import Taxes Act Edit

The EDMIT Act is composed by the People's Republic of Catharinia and is already applied by all SCRC member states. It is an extension of Plan Garillos an was proposed on the ICSO forum, where the approval of the Arcadian President was needed in order to make the EDMIT Act applied in the entire Catharinia archipelago. The EDMIT Act makes a consensus on the import taxes for products from outside the archipelago to protect the entire Catharinian economy from a future global recession. As a second goal this proposal states that all foreign companies in the entire Socialist Kingdom of Catharinia have 14 months to pack up and move their occupations. Companies that don't want to move could also be partially nationalised. If none of both is achieved within the time given, the company will be nationalised.

All Catharinian heads of state that seat in the Intergovernmental Catharinian Safety Organisation have agreed to adopt a secondary version of the EDMIT Act. ...

Military Edit

RASCRC ensigna

The SCRC is protected and maintained by the Red Army (RA), fully the Red Army of the Socialist Confederal Republic of Catharinia (RASCRC). It is the supranational army of the Socialist Confederal Republic. It was originaly founded during the Lemon Revolution as the People's Libertaion Army and later became the national military force of the People's Republic of Catharinia. As of the founding of the SCRC in 2008, the national army of the People's Republic became a supranational army.

The color red in the army's name officially refers to the blood of the working class in its struggle against capitalism, and to the belief that all are equal. As national army of the People's Republic, the Red Army grew to form the largest army of the Catharinia Island since 1945, when the British lowered their military presence on the isle. In 2008, the Royal Army Forces (RAF) of the Socialist Kingdom of Catharinia were absorbed in the RSAPRC to form the RASCRC. The RASCRC is devided into three major parts, all governed by the Central Committee of the CPCa. The International Defensive Army (IDA) forms the international military force of the RASCRC and consists out of a navy, an air force and ground troops. It is headed by the Partcom of Foreign Affairs. The Partcom of National Affairs governs the Inland Order Troops (IOT), which can be compared to a state police force. The Partcom of Justice leads the Council for Inland Security (CIS).

National symbols Edit

Seal of the SCRC

The flag of the Socialist Confederal Republic of Catharinia is a two colored flag. White, the main color of the flag, represents the neutrality against the member states of the confederational structures. The yellow stands for the union between the countries. It is also the main color in the member countries their flags. The hammer, sickle and star - the communist symbols - are the sign of the socialist course of action of the confederation. Beside the flag, the Socialist Confederation also has a coat of arms which is more often used than the flag. This coat of arms is designed according to the old Soviet Union model, representing the state form on which the SCRC is (loosely) based. The sea on the coat of arms is to represent the pacific ocean by which all member states are surrounded, the rising sun stands for the rising power of the Socialist Confederation. The SCRC is the most powerfull political organisation in a wide radius round the Catharinian Isle. The socialist element in the SCRC is shown by the communist emblem on top of the coat of arms. Its socialist character is also reflected by the motto of the SCRC, concordia pro populus (united for the people), that stands on the vandal surrounding the seal.

The anthem of the Socialist Confederal Republic of Catharinia is the same as the one of the People's Republic; the Catharinian International. There is just one phrase that is (sometimes) changed, being the last one of each of the two stanzas. Libertas per aequalitas is then replaced by Concordia pro populus. This change is made to stress the difference between the People's Republic and the Socialist Confederation. This rephrasing is mostly made by citizens of the People's Republic self.

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