People's Socialist Republic of Goredemabwa

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People's Socialist Republic of Goredemabwa
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1980–2004
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Flag Coat of Arms
Anthem
"Rise, O Voice of Freedom"
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Map of the People's Socialist Republic of Goredemabwa
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Location of  People's Socialist Republic of Goredemabwa  (green)

in Pardes  (dark grey)

Capital Kotogore
Language(s) English
Religion None
Government Single-party socialist republic
Legislature National People's Assembly
History
 - Established 31 December 1980
 - Disestablished 4 May 2004


The People's Socialist Republic of Goredemabwa (commonly known as a "communist state"), was a self-declared socialist state in Pardes that existed between 1980 and 2004, governed as a single-party state by the Socialist Workers' Party with Kotogore as its capital. The economy was centrally planned, and predominantly state owned. The People's Socialist Republic of Goredemabwa achieved de jure sovereignty from the Belfras in 1980s, following 90 years as colonial state under the conservative white minority government of Myrdesia. Originally inhabited by native peoples, After visits by Belfrasian explorers in the eighteenth century, Goredemabwa became the Belfrasian colony towards the end of the nineteenth century. For most of the colonial period, the country was governed by an administration appointed from Isn Deslen.

Etymology

The name Goredemabwa is unclear but is thought be a term for area in the country's south-east whose remains are now a protected site. There are two theories on the origin of the word. The first recorded use of "Goredemabwa" as a term of national reference was in 1970, when it was coined by the black nationalist Massawa Eyob, whose Socialist Workers' Party (Myrdesia) became the first to officially use the name in 1972.

Goredemabwa was formerly known as Myrdesia. The term Myrdesia—derived from the surname of Belfrasian Claus Myron, the primary instigator of white colonisation of the territory during the late 19th century—was perceived as inappropriate because of its colonial origin and connotations. The name Goredemabwa was subsequently used by the black nationalist factions during the campaigns against the Myrdesian government during the Myrdesian Civil war.

History

Pre-colonial

Colonial era

Late Colonisation

Independence and civil war


Post-Independence

Government and politics

Goredemabwa was a single-party state led by the Socialist Workers' Party. The government exercised its executive power, while legislative power is vested in both the government and parliament. There was a single legislature called National People's Assembly. After the end of the Civil War the regime came under pressure from within as well as from the international environment, to become more democratic and less authoritarian. Its reaction was to operate a number of changes without substantially changing its character.

Foreign relations and military

The Goredemabwa People's Defence Forces (GPDF) was headed by a Chief of Staff who reported to the Minister of Defence. There were three divisions—the Army, Navy, and National Air Force. Its equipment includes Anikatia-manufactured fighters, bombers, and transport planes. There were also Belfrasians-made Bau-50 for light attack role.

Goredemabwa's foreign policy was inextricably linked with DSRA Goredemabwa's foreign policy was inextricably linked with DSRA which played a key role in supporting its struggles for majority rule. It also supported the struggles for majority rule in Westonaria and across Ashizwe. The 1993 Antiytia Accords, while failing in its goal of ending Westonaria minority rule, opened initial diplomatic contacts between the Goredemabwan and Westonarian governments. While relations with neighbouring Westonaria, Dacia and Anikatia show occasional strains, Goredemabwa's ties to these countries remain strong. In the years immediately following its independence, Goredemabwa benefited from considerable assistance from DSRA and its allies, which became Goredemabwa's primary economic, military and political supporters, and its foreign policy reflected this linkage.

Administrative divisions

Goredemabwa had a centralised government and is divided into ten provinces, each administered by an appointed deputy minister. Each province was then subdivided into several districts. Each province had a provincial capital from where official business was usually carried out.

Geography

Goredemabwa was a coastal country in southern Ashizwe, with a tropical climate, and consists mostly of high plateaus with some hills and mountains, dissected by river valleys.

Climate

The climate of Goredemabwa was tropical, modified by elevation. Most of the country was classified as humid subtropical or tropical wet and dry, with small stretches of semi-arid steppe climate in the south-west. There are two main seasons, the rainy season (November to April) corresponding to summer, and the dry season (May/June to October/November), corresponding to winter. Goredemabwa was faced with recurring droughts; and severe storms were rare.

Economy

Overall, the Goredemabwan economy had undergone a period of rapid transformation from colonial capitalism to a centrally planned socialist economy. However disarray caused by a quarter century of civil war had damaged it economic power. The state invested heavily into the country's economy and helped it develop significantly since achieving freedom from colonialism in the 1980s. The almost continual state of interal conflict from the colonisation by Belfras onwards, and highest level of destruction and socio-economic damage took place after the 1980s independence, which led to the eventual formation of the new revolutionary state during the long years of civil war. Along with prolonged conflict with neighbouring Westonaria during the South Ashizwe Border War weaken the already damaged economy.

Transport

Travel on highways outside of towns and cities in Goredemabwa (and in some cases within) was often not best advised for those without four-by-four vehicles. While a reasonable road infrastructure has existed within Goredemabwa, time and the war have taken their toll on the road surfaces, leaving many severely potholed, littered with broken asphalt. The Goredemabwa government was working to restoration many of the country's roads.

Demographics

For almost two centuries the majority of settlers, and later immigrants, came from Belfrasian territory and the effects of this colonization were significant. As a result there are large groups of people of Belfrasian ethnic origin, conflicts and the uprising of local populations against white minority rule has led to an exodus of Belfrasians from the country.

Language

The official language of Goredemabwa was English, which is used to conduct official business and is the medium of instruction in schools. The total number of languages spoken in Goredemabwa was recorded to be around 65. The Goredemabwa government only official recognizes 16 languages and under the constitution, an Act of Parliament may prescribe other languages as officially recognised languages. English was spoken primarily in the cities, but less so in rural areas. Radio and television news use to broadcast in other languages as well as English. The process of urbanisation had a dramatic effect on some of the indigenous languages, including the assimilation of words from other indigenous languages and English.

Religion

Health

Education

Culture

Cuisine

Sport

See also