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How it all began: Elenian historical archives
« on: May 02, 2020, 08:11:18 PM »
The revolution.

23rd December 1989


Revolutionaries taking control of the state television

"This is Elania free state television, I repeat this is the free state television. The revolution is successful; the people have ousted the dictator. I repeat, the dictator is no more; he is now in the custody of the army which has joined the people. I repeat, the army is now on the side of the people. "

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2020, 08:12:54 PM »
The days of the Provisional Government

24th December 1989



"We would like to make a public announcement. The provisional government has issued three decrees which will be implemented immediately as of now:
One, the government guarantees free speech, no more censorship.
Two, all food rationing will be abolished. Citizens will be able to purchase as much food as they please.   
Three, the communist act of 1920 which saw the banning of the Christian Church is now abolished. All restrictions placed on the Church are now abolished. This is the first Christmas in two generations that Elanians will be able to celebrate in without fear of arrest. "

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2020, 08:15:06 PM »
Elanians vote for the first time in free elections

15th January 1990


Elanians waiting to vote

"Today the Elanian people are asked to come to the polls to choose their government for the first time since the communist dictatorship has been overthrown. Elanians young and old waited for hours in long queues to cast their vote. The provisional government has stated that if necessary the polling hours will be extended well over midnight so that all Elanians will be able to cast their votes.
According to surveys the Christian Democratic Party is expected to win over 80% of the seats in the Elenian Senate. The Social Democratic Party, the spiritual successors to the Communist Party of Elania is expected to gain under 10%."

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2020, 08:16:51 PM »
A new beginning for the Church

April 1990


"Bishop Anastasios has arrived today from Venora to lead the Elanian Christian Orthodox Church which after almost 70 years of persecutions has seen is clergy reduce to less than two dozen priests.
Thousands have gathered outside the old Cathedral in the capital to welcome the new bishop of Elania who will become Elania's new Patriarch.  Bishop Anastasios, who has yet to learn Elanian, had a simple message for those gathered to greet him: “Christ is risen!” to which the faithful answered “He is risen!”. The moment is symbolic of the resurrection of the Church and of hope in the hearts of all Elanians.

The President of the Republic was also present and has said that “I welcome the restoration of the church. After 70 years of forced atheism, the Church is free again just as we Elanians are free!”

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2020, 08:18:12 PM »
Death of a symbol   
May 1996


Elanians attending the funeral of President Coposu

"More than a million Elanians  went to the streets to pay their respects to late President Coposu. The entire nation is in mourning. President Coposu was a symbol of the Elanian nation. In his 96 years spent on Mundus he lived a tumultuous similar to that of our nation. While in his youth he lived in a time before the communist dictatorship, in 1931 he received his first sentence of 10 years of hard labor for “betrayal of the working class" and "crimes against social reforms". After his release he continued to subvert the communist regime and was again imprisoned and sentenced to five years for “clandestine religious activity”. Despite the many years he spent in prison and the numerous hardship,  he outlasted the communist regime and was elected the first and so far only President of Elania. I believe I speak for all Elanians when I say we thank him for his service to the country. “     

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2020, 08:20:02 PM »
A time of despair
March 2000

More and more Elanians are forced to extreme measures in order to survive

"The Elanian government has announced today that it will no longer be able to pay its debts to its creditors effectively announcing that the country is bankrupt. The President has said he will prioritize the paying of pensions and wages, non-essential government services will be showdown until the situation will improve.
Trade unions have already announced they will take to the streets. We remind our viewers that this is the third year with inflation of more than 300 percent which has decimated the living the standard of Elanians. Poverty is at an all-time high.   
The President has also announced that he will ask for foreign aid from the international community. One senator has said that “Elania is on its knees. It is now forced to beg for aid to other countries.”

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A change of direction
April 2000

The leader of the National United Front

"For the first time since the liberation fo the country from communist rule, the Christian democratic Party has lost the elections. The National United Front (NUF) is the winner with 60% of the votes. The party has promised to eradicate corruption, reduce unemployment, nationalize key industries and restore national pride.  We can only hope they will succeed. "

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2020, 08:22:41 PM »
A new constitution


February 2004

"Today Elanians vote in in the first referendum since the country has broken the shackles of communism. The government seeks to change the constitution in order to be able to tackle corruption and govern more efficiently. Among the proposed changes are the abolishment of the position of prime minister with all the powers being given to the President which will be elected via popular vote, the President will also be allowed to initiate legislation as well as veto any legislation approved by the senate.
The President has said that “I have restored prosperity in the country with the limited powers I have under the constitution, imagine what I could do if I have a constitution that allows me to do more.”
According to exit polls, the referendum will pass with at least 60% of the voters voting for the proposed changes.  That is despite criticism from the opposition that the changes could lead to an erosion of democracy in the country."

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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2020, 08:24:08 PM »
Massive protests

June 2009


"The government has said it will reconsider their controversial bills which mandates healthcare cuts for those with serious incurable medical conditions. Spontaneous protests have erupted all over the country over the bill. Initially, leaders of the National United Front, the ruling party, have defended the bill saying the money spent on treatment for those with serious incurable conditions could be better spend towards science and education. However, the Christian Democratic Party together with leader or the Orthodox church have strongly condemned the bill. "

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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2020, 08:27:23 PM »
A new citizenship tier


The President has called the citizenship tier a new era for Elania
November 2014

"The government has approved a new citizenship tier which seeks to “reward those that do more for the country”. The ten level citizenship tier will give those at the higher tiera access to better accommodation, more opportunities for travel, better access to healthcare and many other benefits. The lowest citizenship level will see a provided modest basic income as well as access to basic healthcare and public transportation. All citizens regardless of citizenship tier will have access to the mandatory public education system. The President has pushed hard for the reforms saying that"
“We need to reward those that do more for the Motherland. Elania has come a long way under the leadership of the National United Front. We have left behind many of the superstitions about gods and other fantasies. We have moved towards a society that values science, education, hard work and patriotism. The new citizenship tier is the culmination of this long project. It accepts a fundamental fact that we are not all equal and that not all contribute equally to the greater good. Those who do not wish to contribute or cannot will be able to enjoy a decent living. Those that contribute more will be rewarded for their contribution and their patriotism. However, all children under the age of 18 will have access to the same public education no matter who their parents are. Elania is a land of opportunity so we will make sure that our youth have all the necessary requirements to succeed in life.”

The government has emphasized that the system allows for social mobility with citizens being allowed to move up or down the ladder upon the yearly review of their performance and contributions to Elanian society. "