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The Federation of Izhitsa
« on: January 02, 2020, 05:10:03 AM »

Motto:- Together for peace
National Anthem:- Where My Home Is (Kde domov muy)

BACKGROUND

Following a civil war against nationalist rebels, Izhitsa finds itself dominated by the military forces of a minority ethnic group and a communist party, who are both racing to assemble a favorable constitution before pressure for free elections turns into open revolt.

Half of the country is occupied by Izhitsan Unity (aka Izhitska Ednota, or the IE), a leftist popular front led by hardline communist Matvey Karamovo. The other half is occupied by the forces of Yach, a province of Izhitsa with a culture unrelated to the rest of Izhitsa. The victory has brought with it its own troubles. The royal family, once integral to the constitution, lie in mass graves, along with the hundreds of thousands of Yachese murdered by the nationalists. All that remains of Izhitsa’s anti-nationalist parliamentarians are a roomful of ashes. IE and Yach joined the war on condition of receiving favorable concessions from Parliament once the war ended, and are intent on giving themselves those concessions in the new constitution they must draft. Whether either party will agree to the other’s demands is anyone’s guess. Meanwhile, a new generation of politicians is rising, united by a demand for free, nation-wide elections.

Until the new constitution is drafted, Izhitsa operates as a dual state. Federal government positions are filled with a representative from both Yach and the IE. Naturally, this makes foreign relations somewhat painful.
The constitutional committee, the Dochasny Rada,  iscomposed of equal parts IE and Yachese representatives. Each power governs their occupation zone how they please. Yach has implemented a parliamentary democracy similar to the previous government, whereas the IE has begun to organise society along communistic lines.

Government Type:-
In Yachese occupation zone: Parliamentary democracy
In IE occupation zone: Single-party communist state
Population:-:- 50 million Izhitsans
Capital City:- Hrabohrada (343000), often referred to as just Hrada
Demonym:- Izhitsan


ECONOMY

Currency:- Revna
GDP per Capita:- ₽110000, about 5500 USD
Unemployment Rate:- 35%
Main Industries:- Manufacturing, arms trade, mining.


PEOPLE
The following statistics are based on a census from before the civil war. Actual statistics may vary. Izhitsans were given the opportunity to declare their ethnicity and language as Izhitsan, Ved, Kher, Shta, Dzel, Yachese, or Other.
Standard Izhitsan was created in 1874 from a dialect of Ved. While the regions of Izhitsa retain their individual identities and dialects of Izhitsan, many Izhitsans have begun to adopt a pan-Izhitsan, rather than regionalist identity.
Both Izhitsan and Yachese are written in Cyrillic. However, there is also a Yachese alphabet, which has largely fallen out of favor due to repression by the Izhitsan government.
Ethnicity:- 4% Izhitsan, 15% Shta, 17% Dzel, 23% Ved, 17% Kher, 24% Yachese, 3% Other
Primary Language:- 14% Izhitsan, 15% Shta, 13% Dzel, 21% Ved, 14% Kher, 22% Yachese, 1% Other
Religions:- 94% Izhitsan Orthodox Christianity, 6% Other
Average Life Expectancy:- 72 years


GOVERNMENT

Head of State:-
In Yach occupation zone: Antek Dzhavid
In IE occupation zone: Commander Matvey Karamovo
Head of Government:-
In Yach occupation zone: Tadar Hamady
In IE occupation zone: Anton Brazda
Name of Legislative Body:- Dochasny Rada (Temporary council)




HISTORY

Modern Izhitsa finds its origins in the Rus crusader state of Ved, established in the mid-1300s during the Izhitsan Crusade. Through conquest, the dukes of Ved established counties over the other modern-day regions of Izhitsa: Kher, Dzelo, Shta, and Yach. Each of these regions grew their own dialects and identities, while Izhitsa fractured and reunited repeatedly until the 19th century.
By 1600, Rus settlement had crowded out most of the native Izhitsans. The only surviving native Izhitsan ethnic group is the Yachese, who make up the majority of the region of Yach.
In 1824, Izhitsa united under Duke Stanimir Zhemislovtsy of Ved, who crowned himself king in 1826. Stanimir I established the constitutional monarchy which became Izhitsa's longest-lasting united government. This government gave considerable authority to regional governments and created a bicameral parliament. The upper house, the Shekhtichka Rada, consisted of hereditary nobles, and the lower house, the Lidova Rada, consisted of elected officials. New national legislation had to pass through both houses and be signed by the king. The king also had the power to propose a referendum, which would be binding if two-thirds of the population vote to pass the law.
Despite the unprecedented reform, the power of the largely conservative nobility remained largely untouched. Though the nobles of Ved, Kher, and Yach eventually introduced regional parliaments, the nobility still retained hereditary power to govern. In 1894, Dushan II attempted to replace the nobility with elected officials by referendum. Unfortunately, due to a campaign of confusion and intimidation initiated by the nobility, the measure failed.
By the 1990s, the rigidity of the government had led to extreme economic stagnation. A banking crisis in 1991 led to the rise of Izhitsa for Izhitsans (Izhitsa pro Izhitsi, IPI), a far-right party bent on replacing the current order with an ultra-nationalist, corporatist state. The collapse of the Revna in 1996, followed by a Communist-aligned mutiny in the Navy, led to a purge of the military and its domination by far-right nationalists. By 2013, IPI had such an alarming degree of support that King Boleslav introduced a referendum to attempt to ban the party. However, before a vote could be held, the nationalists in the military rose up, pledging support for Izhitsa for Izhitsans, executing the royal family, and swiftly taking over Ved. Dissenting parliamentarians established a provisional government in Dzelo, while labor unionists in Kher and regionalists in Yach pledged their support in exchange for favorable concessions after the war. However, the nationalists quickly swept into Dzelo, executing every member of the provisional government.
Despite their rapid rise to power, the nationalists lost for two reasons. First, they spent a significant portion of their resources hunting down and murdering Yachese people within Ved and Dzelo. This was always one of the goals of IPI. Now that they had taken power, they spent almost as much effort on their genocide campaign as the war itself.
The second reason they lost the war was due to a lack of materiel. The Izhitsan military relied heavily on factories and mines in Kher. Izhitsan trade unionists, led by Matvey Karamovo, an on-again off-again revolutionary, blocked these supplies.
After several successful campaigns against the nationalists, the trade unionists united Kher under the banner of Izhitsan Unity, a leftist revolutionary organisation. Meanwhile, Yach assembled a military from former Yachese members of the Izhitsan military. Once they defeated the nationalist forces within Yach and captured their supplies, Yach and Izhitsan Unity were on track to defeat IPI.

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 07:12:40 AM »
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Pre-war Regions of Izhitsa
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Izhitsan Political Parties
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2020, 06:40:21 AM »
Izhitsan Political Parties
It’s somewhat misleading to say that Izhitsa has functioning political parties, as Izhitsan parliament no longer exists as a body, and, indeed, nor do most of its former members. However, some form of political organisation did survive the civil war, particularly in Yach, where its regional parliament continued to govern throughout the war.

Либерални Страна: The Liberal Party is a socially liberal party whose members generally advocate for freer markets and politically neutral foreign policy. The oldest still-existing political party in Izhitsa, the Liberal Party actually predates Izhitsan Parliament and the modern state of Izhitsa by nearly a decade, finding its origins in salons in Trkh and Hrabohrada. They are currently led by Vladen Korzhef.

Конзервативни Страна: The Conservative Party was originally established to protect the rights of nobles after the unification of Izhitsa and the formation of Parliament. Over time, as the nobility lost popularity, social conservatism has become more important to the party base. However, the Conservatives never miss a chance to hamper the power of big business, often making them strange bedfellows with the Social Democrats. They are currently led by Yakub Matsek.

Ижицка Страна Социалнеь Демократицка: The Social-Democratic Party of Izhitsa was founded in 1894 following a failed attempt by the ruling monarch at the time, Dushan II, to replace the nobility with elected officials by referendum. They are dedicated to the democratisation of Izhitsan politics and the advancement of the cause of the working class. They were the only leftist party to choose not to join Izhitska Ednota at the beginning of the Izhitsan Civil War. They are currently led by Yana Novachkova.

Ижицка Еднота: Izhitska Ednota (English: Izhitsan Unity) is a coalition of leftist parties and trade unions which formed in Kherhorod during the early stages of the Izhitsan Civil War. As a combination vanguard communist party and paramilitary organisation, it was one of the two winning parties of the Izhitsan Civil War. For political reasons, they use a transliteration of their party’s name for foreign media rather than a translation. They are currently led by Matvey Karamovo.


Yach-Specific Political Parties
These parties only exist in significant numbers in Yach.

Акабар н Гьуа Яч: The Yachese Power Party (AKA G'ua Yach) is a Yachese republican party; that is, it advocates for the formation of a separate republic from Izhitsa. There are many reasons for this, from its unique language to its separate cultural identity, but perhaps the most popular is that Yach is Izhitsa’s most prosperous region and could survive quite well without the rest of Izhitsa. They are currently led by Bamu Arshad.

Акабар н Шааб Яч: The Yachese People’s Party (AKA Shaab Yach) is a populist big tent party which promotes the ideas of Yach autonomy within Izhitsa. Formed in 1953 in response to Izhitsan repression of the Yachese language, it successfully fought for the promotion of Yachese identity. In 1980, it adopted the anthem Tagallit, written by a then-little-known Antek Dzhavid, who is now their current leader.

Ижицка Листина: Izhitsan List promotes the interests of the Izhitsan minority in Yach. It was formed in 1934 after the introduction of proportional representation in Yachese parliament made it possible for them to actually attain seats. It has been a frequent source of conflict in Yach due to the chauvinistic speech of many of its members. They are currently led by Ivo Hradef.


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These parties are seen as the very fringe of Izhitsan politics, which all things considered says a lot.

Ижици Монархистеь: Izhitsan Monarchists is a small political party dedicated to the advancement of the power of the Izhitsan monarchy, believing that only a wise, well-bred, absolute ruler can properly govern Izhitsa. Naturally, the murder of the royal family in the early stages of the Izhitsan Civil War has made this somewhat awkward, though they have found a pretender to the Izhitsan throne in Kamil Yanoshek, reportedly from an illegitimate line of the royal famiy. They are currently led by Dobroslav Pavlovich.

Платаформа: Platform is an anarchist collective which believes in anarchism without adjectives. That is, they believe that anarchists ought to work together to bring change without regard for their ideological differences. This approach hasn’t gotten them very far, but they did manage to elect a couple MPs, Sekkura Mona and Areksim Brabets, to Yachese Parliament during the civil war.

Ижица про Ижици: Izhitsa for Izhitsans was a far-right nationalist political party. After the collapse of the Revna in 1996, the party managed to gain significant power in Izhitsan Parliament. Its infiltration campaigns in the Izhitsan military gave it near-total control by the time they began the coup that started the Izhitsan Civil War. Izhitsa for Izhitsans is responsible for considerable atrocities against Yachese people and leftists. While not officially banned, expressing any support for them will likely get you arrested. During the war, they were led by Bohdan Vlchek, who was killed in combat during the storming of the former king’s palace.
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Izhitsan News Outlets
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2020, 05:32:27 AM »
Izhitsan News Outlets

For most of its history, the Izhitsan media has been dominated by small, local newspapers with heavy leanings toward rumor, speculation, and sensationalism. However, more recently there has been a movement toward what one might even call “respectable” journalism, represented by Izhitsa’s two largest newspapers, the Kherhorod Truth and the Mbruk Inquirer.

Kherhorod Truth
(Izhitsan: Хергородций Правда, Kherhorodtsiy Pravda)

The Kherhorod Truth was founded in 1916 in Kherhorod by Alesh Me’stovo, a Liberal Party member. He believed he could attract people to the Liberal Party just by showing what was really going on in Izhitsa. As a result of its political origins, the Truth is best known for its opinion news rather than its investigative journalism. However, it initially gained fame due to its exposÚs on the poor performance of the Izhitsan military in the Great War. During the Great War, letters from the front were heavily censored and officers outright lied to their soldiers and the common people about their nations’ progress in the war. At great risk, Truth reporters managed to infiltrate the front and displayed in gruesome detail the losses that Izhitsa was taking.
While it was originally meant for citizens of Izhitsa, the Truth now makes the majority of its money from overseas subscriptions, both from Izhitsan diaspora and interested members of the international community. Its current headquarters is in Tibor Tower, built in Kherhorod in the 1950s. At the time, it was the tallest building in Izhitsa at 115 meters.

Associates referenced in RP:

Amalie Tsitrova, editor-in-chief
Svatopluk Yaroshovo, politics writer, hosts the Pravda Politics Hour
Yulia Tancheva, local politics writer with an investigative streak
Viktor Prokovo, culture writer, uses the Truth to supplement income from writing his books
Ludmila Prokeshova, foreign correspondent in Rokkenjima
Yonash Reza, foreign correspondent in Achkaerin
Mr. Otsel, Izhitska Ednota political advisor

Mbruk Inquirer
(Yachese: Тиниг Мбрук, Tinih Mbruk)

The Mbruk Inquirer is a Yachese newspaper with a focus on local news and investigative journalism. Founded in 1876 by Ibba Sharif, the Inquirer is directly responsible for the creation of Yachese Parliament, due to its stunning articles detailing the excesses of the Yachese nobility which turned the public against hereditary aristocracy. Unlike the Truth, the Inquirer is not widely read abroad. However, this doesn't mean that it's performing much worse financially, as it is the newspaper of choice for the average urban Yachese.

Assciates referenced in RP:

Aydril Adel, a reporter
Amestan Kabir, a reporter
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2020, 01:04:31 AM »
Izhitsan Armed Forces

Because of Izhitsa’s unusual political situation, it currently has two militaries: one for the Yach Governate, and one for Izhitska Ednota. During the civil war, their forces were boosted by local partisans. However, those days are long gone, and there are few active remaining soldiers left. Neither group ever held a significant navy, as the Izhitsan navy had been controlled by the nationalists for some time when the war broke out.

Yach Governate Defense Forces
11,200 Active Soldiers

The military of Yach Governate was cobbled together at the outbreak of the civil from military bases in Yachese territory, and bolstered with captured equipment from the nationalists.

45 x HBT-6 Nachelnik Main Battle Tanks
46 x OV-2 Stanimir Armoured Fighting Vehicle
60 x OT-3 Vatslav Armoured Personnel Carrier
50 x BVP-7 Tilhuitnah Infantry Fighting Vehicle
14 x ST-3 Drak Tank Destroyer
115 x LOV-4 Tulak Mobility Vehicle
97 x LOV-5 Prukopnik Mobility Vehicle
12 x HS-3 Otakar Self Propelled Howitzer
20 x TH-84 Vladislav Towed Howitzer
7 x VVR-3 Ande'l Multi-Launch Rocket System
7 x PLRK-1 Nadhlavnik Mobile Air Defence System.


Yach Air Corps
2,846 Airmen

1 x E-1 LVV Airborne Early Warning Aircraft
7 x S-37 De'polt Multi-Role Fighter
4 x B-10 Plemenik Light Bomber
6 x Ts-48 Boyovnik Light Attack/Trainer
13x V-1 Tizishaab Utility Helicopter
11 x V-5 Patrach Helicopter
6 x L-160 Atlas Transport Plane


Yach Governate Coast Guard
900 Seamen

5 x River and Coastal Patrol Boats
2x Fast Patrol Craft



Izhitska Ednota Partisan Brigade
19,212 Soldiers

The Izhitska Ednota Partisan Brigade started out with a few captured tanks and whatever equipment it could manufacture quickly. However, because they were vastly underestimated by the nationalists, they quickly captured themselves a reasonable defense force.

72 x HBT-6 Nachelnik Main Battle Tank
58 x OV-3 Zmiye Armoured Car
80 x OT-1 Sarkander Armoured Personnel Carrier
63 x BVP-3 Lzmdint Infantry Fighting Vehicle
19 x ST-1 Drak Tank Destroyer
380 x LOV-3 Poutnik Mobility Vehicle
29x HS-3 Otakar Self Propelled Howizter
40 x TH-84 Vladislav Towed Howitzer
15 x VVR-80 Posel Multi Launch Rocket Artillery
20 x PLRK-3 Verkhol Mobile SAM system


Izhitsan Revolutionary Air Defense Command
3,864 Airmen

12 x S-37 De'polt Multi-Role Fighter
10 x B-10 Plemenik Ground Attack Aircraft
3 x B-95 Medved Heavy Bomber
10 x L-6 PrzhedvoyGround Attack Aircraft
15 x VT-80 Trainer/Light Attack
20 x V-1 Tizishaab Helicopter
20 x V-5 Patrach Helicopter
10 x L-160 Atlas Cargo Aircraft
1x E-1 LVV AEW aircraft

Izhitsan Anti-Reactionary Naval Defense Corps
1,000 Sailors

7 x VL-1 Missile Boat
8 x VL-3 Missile Boat
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