Liberationist Party of Namor
|Liberationist Party of Namor|
|Eternal Chairman||Antelope Yunglang (deceased)|
|Standing Committee||Mingling Chunvu|
|Founded||October 2, NMR 2259|
165 Danjek Boulevard,|
Namo, Capital District
|Student wing||Liberationist Students' Front|
Green Youth Organization (formerly, until NMR 2315)|
|Membership||72.21 million (7.7% of population)|
|National affiliation||Popular Front|
|International affiliation||Alliance of Esquarian Socialists|
739.00 / 2,549.00
2.00 / 9.00
|AR Heads of State||
0.00 / 5.00
39.00 / 127.00
|Politics of Namor|
The Liberationist Party of Namor (Namorese: Намора Даангджикфан tr. Namora Daangjikfan) is a political party in the People's Republic of Namor. It is the second-oldest political party existing in Namor after the Republican Party, which ceased to exist.
The Liberationists played a historically influential role in Namorese politics. It was the main opponent to the Republicans in the Namorese Civil War, and played somewhat of a role in the war of resistance against Chorea. After years of civil war, the Liberationists seized control of mainland Namor and established the People's Republic of Namor in NMR 2290.
For a time, the Liberationist Party was the sole legal party of the People's Republic. It initiated several sociopolitical campaigns that both improved people's standards of living and secured its control over the country.
Democratic reforms in the NMR 2320s paved the way for the end of the Namorese single-party state led by the Liberationists, but the party continued to possess a significant amount of influence in Namorese politics, remaining the dominant party until the NMR 2350s.
During its first few decades of existence, the Liberationists were a staunchly anti-imperialist, far-leftist party and advocated socialism. Since Minjuha, the party has moved to a syncretic political position, supporting both left and right-wing ideals.
- 1 History
- 2 Organization
- 3 Branches
- 4 Political Positions
- 5 Election Performances
On October 2, NMR 2259, the First Congress of the Liberationist Party of Namor convened in Huatung Coffeehouse in downtown Mojing. Among its attendees were student magazine editor Antelope Yunglang, student leader Mikhail Sxo, Chao Chunguk, Txo Hongshe and Hua Shi. Many of them, including Yunglang, Sxo and Chao, were part of the Communist Party of Namor, but left over disagreements over class conflict and Namor's role in the world revolution.
The 1st Congress elected Chao Chunguk as chairman of the party, Txo Hongshe as vice chairman, Mikhail Sxo as secretary of party disciplinary affairs, and Antelope Yunglang as secretary of publicity.
Cooperation with Liberal Democratic Republicans
During the Liberal Democratic Republican struggle with the the conservative Hoping government based in Namo, the Liberationists sided with the Liberal Democrats. To aid the Mojing government's war efforts, the party established an armed wing known as the Green Army, with Party Disciplinary Affairs Secretary Mikhail Sxo as its commander. Although the Green Army numbered only about 1,000 men and participated in a few engagements with forces loyal to the Hoping government, its observation of ethics in war and fair treatment of the local population helped boost the Liberationists' image. By the time the Hoping government was overthrown, thousands had joined the Liberationists as party members.
2nd, 3rd Congresses and Namorese Democratic Republic
In NMR 2264, the Liberationists held their Second Congress. The Second Congress agreed to maintain the Green Army although the cooperation with the Liberal Democratic Republicans (who by now ruled the country) had reached its objective of overthrowing the Hoping government. Chao Chunguk was re-elected Chairman of the Party; Txo Hongshe was replaced by Antelope Yunglang as Vice Chairman. The Congress resolved to remain loyal to the new government under Jung To and strive for a pluralistic republican system.
The Liberationists did not stay with the platform adopted at the Second Congress for long before the government of Jung To, which perceived the Liberationists and Communists as a threat to its survival, launched a suppression campaign against both parties, perpetrating the Mojing Massacre. Thousands of party members and suspected Liberationist sympathizers were tried for subversion, imprisoned or killed. In reaction to the suppression, the Liberationists held an emergency congress, known as the Third Congress, in the countryside of Tuhao. The Third Congress held Chao Chunguk responsible for the party's "failed" response to Jung To's suppression and removed him from the position of Chairman. Vice Chairman Antelope Yunglang took Txo's place.
As the newly-chosen chairman, Antelope Yunglang ordered the party respond to the Republican suppression by orchestrating armed attacks against Republican authorities in Tuhao. Thus began the so-called Hai Nang Uprising in NMR 2269, in which the Liberationist Green Army seized the Tuhaon provincial capital of Hai Nang and established a local government, the Namorese Democratic Republic. That same year, the Liberationists held their Fourth Congress, where they reaffirmed their loyalty to Antelope and supported Sxo as commander of the Green Army.
The NDR was short-lived, partially due to power struggles between Antelope (who was declared President of the NDR) and several other top party leaders, namely First Congress attendee and NDR war minister Dan Kulei, who opposed to Antelope's presidency but nevertheless played a pivotal role in defending the NDR from Republican assaults. Antelope emerged victorious from the struggle by accusing Dan of being the ringleader of the "WT Gang," a group of Republican agents who infiltrated into the party. Dan and other members of the alleged gang were executed, an act that secured Antelope's position in the party but weakened the NDR's overall military position. By NMR 2271 the NDR was collapsing under Republican operations from the south and Chorean assaults from the north. The Liberationists were forced to vacate Tuhao and relocated in the distant town of Guoctu, West Nozama, where they held their Fifth Congress in NMR 2274 and settled throughout the Namo-Chorean War.
War against Chorea
The Chorean invasion and subsequent occupation of Namor drove the Republican government to form an alliance with the Liberationists. The war with Chorea helped cease rancor between the Republicans and Liberationists for a while. It also allowed the Liberationists to recruit more fighters into the Green Army, giving the party its much needed boost in influence and morale to recover from blows dealt by the failure in Tuhao. The Green Army had approximately 1.5 million fighters by the end of the war in NMR 2285 compared to around 400,000 around the time of the Battle of Namo from NMR 2276-77.
While the Green Army did not participate in many direct engagements with the Choreans due to its weak position, it did conduct guerrilla warfare and organize local partisans in its area of operation (central Namor). In addition, the Liberationists were experienced with collecting military intelligence regarding enemy troop movements and sabotage operations, greatly benefiting themselves and the Namorese resistance as a whole.
In the Sixth Congress held in NMR 2279, the party agreed to establish the Central Defense Commission of the Liberationist Party (Cendecom) which led the operations of the Green Army. Antelope Yunglang was named the director of Cendecom, while Mikhail Sxo was named Vice Director.
Civil War and overthrow of the Republic of Namor
Once the occupation ended, the Republicans and Liberationists faced the possibility of a resumed civil war. In trying to avoid this, both sides held peace talks and negotiations, but all of them eventually broke down. By NMR 2285, Namor had returned to the state of civil strife.
This time, the Liberationists had the upper hand, mostly due to lack of public support for the bankrupt and corrupt government and the new strength of the Green Army. The Liberationists retained control of their bases in West Nozama following a series of failed Republican campaigns. By NMR 2287 the Republicans were on the defensive as Antelope ordered the Nansa Offensive and renamed the Green Army to the Namorese Liberation Army. That same year, the Liberationists made official their intention to completely overthrow the Republican government and spearheaded the March 28 Front - an opposition coalition that claimed to be the true representative of the Namorese people. Although the March 28 Front was ostensibly an alliance of different parties, it was actually held together by the Liberationist Party, which wanted to portray the revolution as a multiparty effort.
Quickly, the Republicans lost control of major cities, and in NMR 2290 the capital Namo fell to the NLA. The Liberationists soon won control of all mainland Namor and established the People's Republic of Namor on March 28, NMR 2290.
One party state years
The Liberationists held their first National Party Congress (the Ninth Congress) as administrators of mainland Namor in NMR 2290.
Although the People's Republic was officially a state where multiple parties cooperated in a coalition government, in reality the Liberationist Party was responsible for making important decisions that affected all levels of government. The first version of the PRN constitution listed the Liberationists as a "vanguard party" whose responsibility was to guide the revolutionary regime.
As the ruling party, the Liberationists began several sociopolitical campaigns aimed at stiffing out suspected Republican sympathizers, reducing economic dependence on foreigners and rebuilding the infrastructure. Things remained stable until after the end of Antelope Yunglang's presidency in NMR 2300. Once Mikhail Sxo became President-General, a power struggle between Antelope and Sxo developed, which ended with Antelope allying with Kiang Ssxu to end Sxo's presidency in NMR 2305.
Antelope subsequently launched the Green Fever with Kiang's help, purging rival factions within the party. The Green Fever is considered by historians to be the most damaging of political campaigns launched by the Liberationists; millions were persecuted for allegedly being part of "anti-party cliques," opposing Antelope or opposing Kiang. Moreover, the Fever caused widespread social chaos; rival Green Youth Organization (GYO) factions engaged in armed clashes and the party explicitly forbade intervention from regular law enforcement agencies to stop them. Antelope eventually scaled back the Green Fever, citing its failure to execute the Revolution to its fullest. Nevertheless, widespread suppression of suspected counter-revolutionaries and the cult of personality surrounding Antelope and his accomplices did not stop until after Antelope's death in NMR 2315.
Minjuha and dominant party years
Antelope Yunglang's death was followed by another power struggle, this time between the pro-Green Fever faction led by President-General and Director of the Central Defense Commission Kiang Ssxu and Speaker of the Central Council Antelope Gelai, the son of Yunglang. The struggle ended after the NMR 2315 Namorese political crisis in which Antelope Gelai's faction seized power from Kiang Ssxu and expelled him and his associates from the party.
Under Antelope Gelai, the Liberationist Party underwent a slow and steady separation from the government. Opposition parties were allowed, and a second version of the constitution removed all references to the Liberationists as the "vanguard party."
The Liberationists introduced various changes in its 15th Congress held in NMR 2320. The position of Party Chairman was abolished, and Secretary-General subsequently became the highest position in the party. Cendecom was abolished, and the power of managing the military was transferred completely to the President-General and the Ministry of Defense.
In the first direct general elections in NMR 2330, the Liberationists won less than three-fourths of all seats in the Namorese Central Council for the first time, but nevertheless it remained the ruling and dominant party in Namorese politics. From NMR 2330 to NMR 2353, all three consecutive President-Generals (Kong Jo, Su Shui and Chanin Chen) served simultaneously as Secretary-General of the Party. However, during this time public support for the party began to decline. Factors behind mounting discontent of the party included the so-called "old party syndrome", corruption and the party's seemingly directionless platform following the 21st Congress, which was scheduled to be held in NMR 2350 but was rescheduled two years earlier to NMR 2348 due to Su Shui's unexpected resignation and the subsequent snap election. The party was finally voted out of government in the NMR 2353 election, marking the first time in PRN history that the ruling party lost power.
During Alicia Wolf's presidency, the Liberationists remained in the opposition. It was seen as the primary opposition party to the Democratic Socialists up until the rise of the center-rightist New Democratic Party. The Liberationists responded to this change by endorsing Wolf in the NMR 2358 election - the first time the party didn't nominate its own candidate in a Namorese presidential election. But in NMR 2363 and again in NMR 2368, the party ran on its own once more.
In both the elections of NMR 2363 and 2368, the Liberationists did extremely poorly. Candidate Antelope Txo received 21.1% of the vote, third behind Kaitlyn Khan and Deng Mianbao in NMR 2363, and Vang Jun received 10.7% of the vote in NMR 2368. However, this was expected by the party, which during the 24th Congress in NMR 2363 approved of an "anti-right" strategy where party members were encouraged to vote for any candidate so long as the candidate wasn't running for the New Democrats. But this strategy ultimately backfired, as many Liberationists voted for Fu Wen in NMR 2368, preferring him over either Khan (who was unpopular at the time) or Vang (who was unheard of among party supporters).
Citing old age, Antelope Txo stepped down as Secretary-General in NMR 2372, naming his son Antelope Shohai as his successor. Shohai's position as Secretary-General was confirmed in the 26th Congress in NMR 2373. The 26th Congress rolled back the "anti-right" strategy and nominated Antelope Shohai as candidate in the NMR 2373 election.
The 27th Congress was held in January 15, NMR 2378. Antelope Shohai was officially named the Liberationist candidate who will run for the Popular Front nomination.
The Liberationist Party's leadership structure is hierarchical, with grassroots party members in the bottom and the Politburo Standing Committee in the top.
The Secretary-General is elected by members of the Politburo, which in turn is elected by the 1,500-member Central Committee. The Central Committee is composed of delegates representing the party's regional divisions who are elected by grassroots party members.
Every five years, the party convenes in a congress to elect the Politburo, Politburo Standing Committee and Secretary-General, as well as to nominate a candidate for the presidential election (traditionally, the Secretary-General has filled the role of presidential nominee).
Several departments, called "sectors," are responsible for managing different aspects of party activity. They include the Communications Sector (responsible for propaganda), Control Sector (responsible for party discipline), Policy Analysis Sector (responsible for serving as the party's think tank) and External Relations Sector (responsible for managing the party's relations with other parties). The sectors are subordinate to the Central Committee.
From the party's establishment in NMR 2259 until the 2nd Plenum of the 14th Central Committee (CC), the Chairman was considered the highest ranking position of the party, followed by Vice Chairman. Only two people served as Party Chairman - Chao Chunguk was Chairman from NMR 2259 until his removal from the position in NMR 2268. He was replaced by Antelope Yunglang, who held the position of Chairman for 47 years until his death in NMR 2315. The seat was vacant for a few months until the 2nd Plenum of the 14th CC, which declared Antelope "Eternal Chairman of the Party" in recognition of his "role in leading the Namorese revolution." Acting party leader Antelope Gelai was given the title of Secretary-General, while the position of Vice Chairman was replaced by Vice Secretary-General.
When Antelope Gelai's health was rapidly deteriorating in the NMR 2340s, some within the party proposed naming him Eternal Chairman of the Party as well after his death. However, Antelope Gelai rejected the proposal, insisting that "there will only be one Eternal Chairman."
|Term of office||Notes|
|1|| Chao Chunguk
(NMR 2235 - NMR 2284)
|2 October NMR 2259||3 December NMR 2268||Presided over the Liberationist alliance with the Liberal Democrats against the Namo government. Removed from the chairmanship in NMR 2268 after Republican suppression of the Liberationist Party.|
|2|| Antelope Yunglang
(NMR 2236 - NMR 2315)
|3 December NMR 2268||Incumbent||Named Eternal Chairman of the Party in NMR 2316.|
The Secretary-General (Онгджуги, Ongjugi) is the de facto highest-ranking position in the Liberationist Party. The position of Secretary-General was established in NMR 2316 following the Party Central Committee's designation of Antelope Yunglang as Eternal Chairman.
According to party rules, the Secretary-General is elected every five years in National Party Congresses by members of the Central Committee. Eligible candidates for the secretaryship must have membership in the Central Committee.
If the Secretary-General exhibits behavior deemed "counter-revolutionary, criminal or outright reprehensible," the Central Committee may hold an emergency session to remove the Secretary-General from the national leadership. Afterwards, the Central Committee may determine in a separate decision whether the removed Secretary-General may retain his party membership.
|Term of office||Notes|
|1|| Antelope Gelai
(NMR 2266 - NMR 2350)
|20 January NMR 2316||26 January NMR 2330||Served as acting leader of the party from December NMR 2315 to January NMR 2316.|
|2|| Kong Jo
(NMR 2271 - NMR 2352)
|26 January NMR 2330||15 January NMR 2340|
|3|| Su Shui
(NMR 2289 - )
|15 January NMR 2340||10 May NMR 2347||Resigned from the secretaryship due to scandal.|
|4|| Chen Chanin
(NMR 2298 - )
|10 May NMR 2347||20 March NMR 2353||Resigned from the secretaryship following the NMR 2353 election.|
|5|| Antelope Txo
(NMR 2295 - NMR 2380)
|20 March NMR 2353||12 November NMR 2373||Longest-serving Secretary-General. First to preside over the Liberationist Party when it was in the opposition.|
|6|| Antelope Shohai
(NMR 2325 - )
|12 November NMR 2373||Incumbent||Elected President-General in March 20, NMR 2378.|
Politburo Standing Committee
The Politburo Standing Committee (PSC, Джунггангджу Данвукойaнхои, Junggangjinjiju Ddanvukoyanhoi) is a body consisting of the seven top members of the Politburo. Members of the PSC are elected every five years in Party Congresses. The PSC is more active than the larger Politburo, meeting once every week to discuss issues concerning the party.
It is conventional for the PSC to comprise of members of diverse geographical backgrounds, although such a convention is not inscribed in party rules.
|№||Portrait||Information||Party position(s)||State position(s)|
|1st||Name||Antelope Shohai||Secretary-General of the Liberationist Party of Namor||President-General-elect of Namor|
|Member since||12 November NMR 2373|
|2nd||Name||Long Jiaoche||Deputy Secretary-General of the Liberationist Party of Namor||Vice President-elect of Namor|
|Member since||4 January NMR 2378|
|3rd||Name||Txo Hengzang||Party Secretary of the Control Sector|
|Birthplace||Shachin, West Namor|
|Member since||4 January NMR 2378|
|4th||Name||Gang Haiping||Party Secretary of the Policy Analysis Sector|
|Birthplace||Esquarian City, Southern Namor|
|Member since||4 January NMR 2378|
|5th||Name||Su Rongyun||Party Secretary of the External Relations Sector|
|Member since||12 November NMR 2373|
|6th||Name||Chi Quang||Party Secretary of the Communications Sector|
|Birthplace||Dai Vuong, Antelopia|
|Member since||12 November NMR 2373|
|7th||Name||Mingling Chunvu||Party Secretary of the Young Liberationists|
|Member since||4 January NMR 2378|
The Politburo (Джунггангджу) is a 25-member body which includes the Politburo Standing Committee. Elected by the Central Committee, the Politburo meets once every month.
The Young Liberationists (YL, Чиннин Джикфанджуйидже) is the youth wing of the Liberationist Party. It was founded in NMR 2290 after the Liberationists took control of mainland Namor. When the Green Fever started in NMR 2305, the YL was replaced by the more aggressive Green Youth Organization (GYO), which played a key role in executing the Fever. Eventually, the party turned against the GYO and dissolved it, and the YL took its place.
The YL maintains an active presence in Namorese universities and high schools. Membership is voluntary; students who aspire to join the YL must show superb ideological conformity, academic excellence and active participation in social life, among other qualities. Typically, students must be at least 16 years old to join, although some students who are 14 or 15 years old are allowed to join if they exhibit exceptional qualities. Members must be involved with the organization until the age of 22, when they are offered party membership.
Activities of the YL include assisting the Liberationist Party in election campaigns, promoting Liberationist ideals and community service.
Mingling Chunvu is the current director of the YL.
The Liberator (Джикфанбо) is the official newspaper of the Liberationist Party. It is overseen by the Communications Sector of the Party Central Committee.
Traditionally, the Liberator acted as the mouthpiece of the party, but with the end of the Namorese single-party state, the focus of the newspaper has shifted from speaking for the party to reporting everyday news, political and non-political alike. Nowadays, the paper enjoys a high level of autonomy from the Party Central Committee and the Politburo, enhancing its editorial independence.
Liberationism is the official political ideology of the Liberationist Party. The core tenets of the Liberationist ideology are socialism, nationalism and anti-imperialism. The party used to identify itself as firebrand revolutionary under the leadership of Antelope Yunglang, but since Yunglang's death and the inception of Minjuha it has moderated its stance on economic, social and foreign policy issues.
Economy and Trade
The Liberationists officially support market socialism, seeing it as a "no-nonsense blend between strict capitalism and strict socialism." It supports more government intervention in the economy, but not too much as to stifle economic development. It supports granting tax breaks to private corporations that exhibit superb treatment of their employees or meet environmental regulations. The party opposes the privatization of state-owned enterprises.
It supports a "reasonable" progressive tax that neither expands the gap between the rich and poor nor inhibits businesses. It is generally skeptical of free trade agreements, including those with countries that have close relations with Namor.
On the issue of legal recognition of same-sex relations, the Liberationists believe that such should be left to the regional, rather than national, authorities to decide. The party's rationale behind this stance is that different cultures view same-sex marriage differently, and therefore a decision by the central government will lead to dissatisfaction by some no matter what.
The party is favor of maintaining a "military apparatus in tip-top shape" with the purpose of defending Namor and its interests. It lists defense as "a priority, but certainly not the priority."
It supports policies that curb religious extremism, separatism and "subversion inspired by hostile foreign forces."
The Liberationists support a foreign policy that "puts the interests of the Namorese people first."
It supports the WETO alliance, viewing it as an integral part of Namorese security and power and "a necessary counterbalance to power projection by Luziyca, the Triumvirate and Tuthina." But it opposes Namor becoming a "stereotypical superpower (a term used by Kong Jo to outline his administration's foreign policy)," believing instead that Namor should best stay a "modest great power," restricting its clout to Western Esquarium, specifically the Velkias.
The party supports strengthened cooperation between Namor and "moderate" states in Nordania, Nautasia and South Conitia. At the same time, it is supportive of a "constructive partnership" with Nevanmaa, viewing it as a "key player" in spite of its internationally spurned racial laws.
"We support a constructive, stable relationship with the Christian Republic of Luziyca. Namor and Luziyca are both key contributors to Velkian and world peace and stability. A stable relationship can be achieved without sacrificing our national interests, territorial integrity and security."
Liberationist Platform on Namo-Luziycan relations, adopted in the 21st National Party Congress
Historically, the Liberationists were hostile towards East Luziyca, and, after reunification, all Luziyca. Prior to the normalization of relations between Namor and Luziyca, the Liberationists supported the so-called Three Conditions. References to the Three Conditions were dropped in the 21st Congress in NMR 2358, but the party remains generally skeptical of the detente process. It believes the bilateral agreement to designate Nantai as "Namorese territory under Luziycan administration" was a "false victory," expressing concerns that it could hinder Namo's attempts at reestablishing control over Nantai. Party Secretary-General Antelope Shohai is in favor of a "specific timetable" for reunification as well as a plan that guarantees high-level autonomy for the Nantainese population in turn for Namorese control. Several Liberationist politicians have accused the New Democrats of being Chinlupai.
|Election||Candidate||Running mate||Total votes||Share of votes||Outcome|
|NMR 2353||Chanin Chen||Antelope Txo||187,912,623||30.8%||Lost|
|NMR 2363||Antelope Txo||Zang Hongmoi||92,349,330||21.1%||Lost|
|NMR 2368||Vang Jun||Gu Lai||48,514,075||10.7%||Lost|
|NMR 2373||Antelope Shohai||Yang Shinke||162,727,080||41.94%||Lost|
|NMR 2378||Antelope Shohai||Long Jiaoche||245,498,474||59.5%||Won|
1,784.00 / 2,549.00
1,658.00 / 2,549.00
1,529.00 / 2,549.00
1,020.00 / 2,549.00
1,020.00 / 2,549.00
765.00 / 2,549.00
637.00 / 2,549.00
382.00 / 2,549.00
385.00 / 2,549.00
739.00 / 2,549.00