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Huaxia Republic
« on: June 20, 2020, 04:42:24 PM »

Motto - Rather die as free men than be enslaved in peace
National Anthem - Road to Heping
Head of Government - President Liu Hai
Name of Legislative Body - Congress of Trade

SUMMARY

A developing nation on the coast of the Illumic and Mhorish Sea, Huaxia is a secondary power in the region. Consisting of 15 total provinces and one federal district, the Republic is one of the most populous nations in the world with a total population of around 498 million. The capital city is Jiangning and its most populous city is Heping. Nominally a Republic, the government derives its power from provincial level elections focusing primarily on direct democracy in the form of trade unions. The head of state is occupied by that of President Liu Hai who is elected from a congressional vote.

Situated on the Aryane continent and along the busiest sea lanes on Mundus, the area that is now Huaxia was often subject of colonial exploitation even during its early history. Its large population, combined with a history of competing local authorities lead to an era of political infighting. By the early 16th and 17th century, foreign powers began to incorporate coastal cities and territories into their own nations and by the 18th century large scale internal colonization had begun. By the 19th century, with the idea of a national identity beginning to grow alongside a cultural one, Huaxia gained autonomy before eventual independence in the mid 20th century marked by a series of union-led strikes, protests, and occasional armed insurrection. With an ideological cold war being waged and the new nation wary for its future, a policy of neutrality and isolation was adopted until the end of the century.

Government Type - Syndicalist Republic
Population - 498 Million
Capital City - Jiangning (14.8 Million)
Demonym - Huaxian


GOVERNMENT

At the highest level of governance, the Republic of Huaxia operates similarly to that of most republics. Elected representatives meet and discuss laws with a singular executive representing the nation internationally and acting as de jure head of government. Officials meet within the Congress of Trade on a monthly basis, and sessions can range anywhere from one week to the whole month with emergency sessions commonly being called if a decision cannot be made in a timely manner. Outside of the legislative and executive authorities, a judicial system known as the "People's Congress" is the ultimate authority for laws in the nation, challenging and reviewing legislation.

At the provincial level, nearly all politics are handled through direct democracy. Large sweeping changes to meet changing needs of a region are voted on by members of various unions province wide with a two-thirds majority required before any action is to be taken. Participation in the voting process, however, is strictly optional but the ability to vote is strictly relegated to those who belong to a Union specifically. The admittance of new unions, as well as those who constitute the union, are also subject to vote if the trade in question has less than 10,000 active workers. While on paper this type of engagement in local government would give citizens a substantial say in local politics, the sheer volume of votes and the amount of votes tend to filter the majority of voters away leaving only those with a vested interest in the topics at hand. Change tends to be slow, especially if there are no immediate benefits and most citizens only vote in nationwide elections to elect their representative or even more local and community driven projects where direct benefit can be felt.

PEOPLE OF NOTE

President Liu Hai

Elected as official representative in August of 2019, President Liu Hai is the 18th President of the Republic and the first to also represent the Union of Fine Arts. At the age of 63, Liu witnessed the ratification and structuring of the government in the early 1960's through the 1970's in the capital city of Jiangning. According to himself, his interest in politics grew out of his love for arts and finer crafts. Enjoying origami and smaller goods such as clay pots, animals, and other trinkets Liu tended to create entire sets and miniature displays to capture scenes. It was through this process, of many becoming one, that he eventually began to invest himself in politics, finding inspiration in the Congress itself and the beauty that can come from mutual cooperation and debate. Eventually elected as representative for his union, Liu Hai's political ambitions were quite low until the beginning of the early 2000's. A rapid shift in geopolitics combined with the increasing itch of globalization as the internet began to become a more common fixture, Liu saw an opportunity to push Huaxia towards greatness, and with it the syndicalist ideals it so championed.

MILITARY

Split into three branches, the National Guard, Air National Guard, and Coast Guard provide for the collective defense of the Republic of Huaxia. Collectively referred to as the Huaxian National Guard (Or "National Guard"), the forces operate officially on the behalf of the Congress of Trade. President Liu Hai oversees the guard as elected commander-and-chief with his powers being subject to that of congress and an alternative secretary of war able to be chosen in his place should he be deemed unworthy of command.

Due to the decentralized nature of the government, the National Guard participates in strictly domestic role with no foreign intervention haven taken place in the nations history. Limiting in nature, the National Guard itself maintains an extremely small amount of active personnel relying instead on local militias to maintain its duties. The Coast Guard, the largest of the three branches, operates only three blue water vessels capable with the vast majority of its surface fleet being modified commerce vessels or coastal patrol boats. This small size has lead to numerous operational deficiencies and logistical problems with the majority of National Guard operations being reduced to security for the capital Jiangning.

Making up the bulk of domestic forces, provincial militias operate outside the direct control of the Congress and instead to that of local leaders. While their equipment and training vary heavily from person to person, the culture of 'Homestead Defense' is widespread throughout the nation with nearly every province boasting a relatively large militia force. Arms trading, while technically illegal within the country itself, is done semi-officially through the Congress itself as it sources equipment for national defense. Despite this, equipment shortages are a common sight and training is well below that of many professional militaries on Mundus. In general, the military capabilities of Huaxia are among the worst in the world, with even its defense relying strictly on its relative political isolation.

ECONOMY

Currency - Feiqian
GDP per Capita - $12,762
Unemployment Rate - 4.8%

Main Industries
Agriculture
Coal
Iron and Steel
Mining and Ore Processing
Lumber
Textiles and Apparel


PEOPLE

Ethnicity - 89% Huaxian (RL Chinese), 11% Other.
Languages - Hauxian is the official language
Religions - Hauxia has no official state religion, however various faiths are practiced and spirituality is encouraged culturally.
Average Life Expectancy - 70.2 Males, 72.4 Females


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