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Republic of Elania
« on: May 02, 2020, 10:41:16 PM »



Motto: No gods or kings, only the motherland




BACKGROUND

 
History: The country was invaded by the USR in 1920 which imposed a communist regime on the country, state atheism and Rusification of the country. During the communist years, religion was banned and believers that took part in religious rituals as well displayed publicly their religion were punished with fines/imprisonment and the Elanian language was suppressed. 

In 1990 following a weakening of the USR, the country overthrew the communist regime an installed a parliamentary democracy.
Between 1997-2000 the country experienced a massive economic downturn which saw the rise to power of the National Union Front. Since then and until today the party has increased the power of the executive branch, abolished the position of prime minister, weakened the senate, increased surveillance of the population, curbed religious freedoms (but nowhere near that of the communist regime), encouraged state control of key industries in the country, nationalized natural resources, increased military spending and increased the anti-communist rhetoric aimed at neighboring Kaitaine. 

Today: The country today is experiencing good economic growth, relative social stability and medium to high standard of living . The government is increasingly authoritarian but enjoys a large public support because of its propaganda though its education system, the relative control of the media and its economic success. The National Union Front has been ruling the country for 20 years and has been the driving force in reshaping the country from a former communist state into a more capitalist economy with a high role for the government in key industries.

Government Type:- Authoritarian Unitary Presidential Republic, elections every four years, no term limits

Population:-:- 50 million

Capital City:- Varna

Demonym:- Elanian

 



ECONOMY

 

Currency:- Ruble (R)

GDP per Capita:- $30,000

Unemployment Rate:- 5%

Main economic sectors:- services, industry (extraction and mining, heavy industry, arms manufacturing, ship building) and agriculture

 



PEOPLE

 
Official Language: Elanian and Slavic/Russian

 Spoken languages: 80% -Elanian, 20%- Slavic/Russian

Religions:- 75% None, 25% Christian Orthodox

 



GOVERNMENT

 
Head of State and Head of Government:- President Elena Marin

Name of Legislative Body:- Senate (unicameral), one hundred members, elected every four years with no term limits. While the Senate has been increasingly losing its powers in favor of the executive branch it is not (yet) a rubber stamp parliament. It sometimes rejects legislation submitted by the President when it deems the social and political changes are too great and it fears public unrest. The senate has been dominated by the National Union Front in the last 20 years.

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Re: Republic of Elania
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2020, 11:23:13 PM »
The citizenship level system

Introduced in 2014, the system gives each Elanian citizen over the age of 18 a tier or level based on its “contribution to the Elanian society and his track record as a citizen of the Republic”. The system factors in over 200 elements including but not limited to: the nominal (not percentage) of amount of money the citizen pays in taxes, the number of people employed by the companies an individual owns (adjusted for the percentage the citizen owns in the said company), the number of patents registered, number of hours of voluntary work, amount donated to charity, marital status (married is awarded extra points, divorcees are penalized), number of children, the health and habits ( ex: obesity is penalized as is smoking), criminal record, anti-patriotic activity etc. The citizenship tier of each citizen is revaluated each year and the results are made public on the 1st of July. Citizens who have had their citizenship tier changed have a 10 day period to change their mandatory national ID card (which feature the citizenship level). 

Based on the citizenship there are four categories of citizens:

Levels: 1-3 officially designed as basic levels they also called “Takers” or “Drainers”, they are generally people who do not work (sometimes by choice other times because of health issues or disability) and have not reached their retirement age or have reached retirement age but did not contribute the minimum number of years (35 years) to get the minimum government pension. Those with criminal records are also basic citizens, generally level 1.

Government benefits: 300 rubles/usd guaranteed income per month, most of it is designated (can only be used for food, accommodation etc), basic public healthcare (all costs are paid by the government but waiting times are long). Persons with disabilities get extra help from the government depending on the disability but the amount of help cannot exceed 100 rubles/usd per month, free basic medicine (only with prescription, only generic drugs), free public transportation.       


Levels: 4-6 officially designated as standard levels also called “Normies” or “Middle class”. They comprise the majority of the population. They are people without criminal record that have jobs or have complimented the minimum number of years (35) to get the government pension.

Government benefits: free standard public healthcare (average waiting times, access to most public hospitals) and free drugs (with prescription only). If the costs exceed a certain amount per year the citizen is penalized (and can have his citizenship tier lowered).


Levels: 7-9 officially designated as premium levels also called “Elites” or “Upper class”. They are generally people with high paying jobs or/and that have some extraordinary achievement (like an important patent) or small business owners. Like the standard levels they also have no criminal record.
Government benefits: free premium public healthcare (low waiting times, cosmetic surgery is also included), free drugs (with prescription only). If the costs exceed a certain amount per year the citizen is penalized (and can have his citizenship tier lowered).

Level: 10 officially designated as top end also called “Top” or the “Best”. They are extremely wealthy individuals that pay lots of taxes (nominal not percentage), are shareholders in companies that employ dozens of people or more etc. Because they score so well in their contribution to society (pay taxes) they can still have a criminal record (depends on the crime) and maintain their citizenship level. 

Government benefits: free exclusive public healthcare (priority in all operations, no waiting time), free drugs (with prescription only), free extra police security on demand, priority on all government services, harsher sentencing for crimes committed against them ( ex: rape of a level 10 citizen by a level 6 citizen or lower usually results in the death penalty for the convicted person). 


General observations: government considers citizenship level when receiving complaints (ex: repeated complaints regarding noise by a level 10 citizen could lead to the arrest of level 6 or below), determining sentencing etc. Since the citizenship is relatively recently implemented in Elania the government benefits awarded to each tier is being tweaked and debated periodically.
All citizens regardless of level have access to free public education in Elania up and including college. Public colleges can and do make selections based on academic achievement and testing but are forbidden to consider the citizenship level of the candidates or their family members when making evaluation for admission or grading.   

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Re: Republic of Elania
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2020, 07:01:41 PM »
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Re: Republic of Elania
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Elanian Armed Forces
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2020, 07:06:37 PM »
My thanks to Dave for designing the Elanian Armed forces.

I will later arrange them in a more decent layout.

ELANIA ARMY

102,123 Soldiers
56,231 Reservists

260 x Tiger Main Battle Tanks
340 x Lion Main Battle Tanks
600 x Jaguar Armoured Personnel Carrier
500 x Cougar Infantry Fighting Vehicle
600 x Leopard Mobility Vehicle
350 x Cheetah Mine Resistant Armoured Vehicle
150 x Lynx Self Propelled Howitzer
160 x Sundra Towed Howitzer
50 x H-26 Falak Helicopter
40 x H-725 Vishap Helicopter
40 x H-50 Abzu Attack Helicopter
30 x H-3 Marduk UAV
40 x Puma Air Defence Vehicle
20 x Liger Air Defence Vehicle
100 x Tigon Scout Vehicle
100 x Panther Armoured Car




ELANIAN NAVY
22,800 Sailors
6,241 Reservists
5 x Hammerhead Submarine
1. Afan
2. Alipy
3. Agapetus
4. Seraphim
5. Gerasimus
3 x Mackerel Frigate
1. Adeodatus
2. Alypius
3. Aidan
5 x Thresher Destroyer
1. Agatho
2. Theodore
3. Abo
4. Alcuin
5. Alfred
1 x Requiem Amphibious Assault Ship.
1. Adelaide
6 x Heterodontus Corvette
1. Alphege
2. Stephen
3. Abraham
4. Xenia
5. Alexis
6. Varvara
6 x Squaliform Patrol Ship
1. Alexandra
2. Justinian
3. Maximus
4. Manuel
5. Andrew
6. Paisios



AIR FORCE
46,542 Airmen
13,422 Reservists
60 x F-35 Druk Multi-Role Fighter
30 x F-18 Lotan Muti-Role Fighter
30 x F-30 Drac Air Superiority Fighter
15 x B-52 Bolla Heavy Bomber
6 x E-7 Wyvern AEWACS
15 x K-13 Feydragon Tanker
25 x C-76 Knucker Transport Aircraft
25 x C-4 Tarasque Transport Aircraft
35 x C-23 Zomok Transport Aircraft
30 x H-3 Marduk UAV
50 x T-6 Wawel Basic Trainer / Anti-Insurgency Aircraft
50 x T-15 Balaur Advanced Trainer / Light Fighter
40 x H-725 Vishap Helicopter
20 x H-6 Kukulkan Scout Helicopter
35 x A-15 Zilant Ground Attack Aircraft

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Re: Republic of Elania
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2020, 09:09:30 PM »
Added explanation on how the citizenship level works in Elania.
Added the name of the capital.