|Veskoslov Socialist Union
Veskáslovská Socialistická Svaz
Weskasłowski Związek Socjalistyczny
|Motto: Proletáři všech zemí, spojte se!
Proletariusze wszystkich krajów, łączcie się!
|Anthem: Kupředu levá, zpátky ni krok
Fowards left, not a step backwards
and largest city
|Recognised regional languages||Dalatyli, Ukarina|
|Ethnic groups (2013)||Czenetyli
|Government||Federal single party socialist state|
|-||First Secretary of the VSSD||Lubomír Sobotka|
|-||President of the Council of State||Vojtěch Kopečný|
|Legislature||Supreme Chamber of the People|
|-||Independence from the ASU||1980|
|Drives on the||right|
|ISO 3166 code||VK|
Veskoslovia (Czenetyli: Veskáslovská; Miersan: Weskasłowski) officially the Veskoslov Socialist Union (Czenetyli: 'Veskáslovská Socialistická Svaz; Miersan: Weskasłowski Związek Socjalistyczny) is a nation is Asura, bordering Brilliania to the west, Dreyvisevich to the southeast and Brenzhem to the north. Its population is 15,046,290 and its capital and largest city Mirokov.
The region that made up Veskoslovia was first inhabited by Alemannic people's until the late classical period wherein Sclavs moved to the land, forming tribal confederations and the like. The region became unified as the Kingdom of Husslicia around 1006 AD by king Václav I. It slowly expanded often being subordinated to larger nations, becoming influenced both by Alemannic and Slcavic people's. In the 1200's the kingdom became replaced with a Kalisen theocracy that ruled the area until the 1700's when it was slowly partitioned by its neighbours. By the 1840's however the Veskoslov nationalist revival movement flourished resulting in the Veskoslov Revolt which saw the nation declare independence as the Kingdom of Veskoslovia.
Veskoslovia would align itself with the Concordat during the Great War which would see it lose to the Grand Alliance. The kingdom subsequently collapsed with a federal republic declared in its place; however the new regime was unstable and in 1904 would come under a right-wing dictatorship. Following the second great war Veskoslovia underwent a communist revolution, joining the Aeian Socialist Union in 1942. During the ASU Civil War it's government initially supported the central government before declaring independence in 1980. During the 1980's it implemented political and social reforms that sought to redefine socialism within the country.
Veskoslovia is a federal single party socialist state under the rule of the Veskoslov Socialist Workers' Party. It runs a decentralised command economy with workers' self-management and maintains close ties with other communist or socialist nations.
- 1 History
- 2 Government and politics
- 3 Geography
- 4 Economy
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Culture
Kingdom of Husslicia
Order of the Kalisen
Independence and Kingdom
Aeian Socialist Union
Following the Veleazan Declaration of Independence in 1977 and the start of the ASU Civil War there was a large split in the Veskoslov Communist Party regarding whether to send troops to help placate the rebellion. Premier and communist party boss Kazimierz Półtawska supported the suppression of the rebellion whilst the head of the military section of the area, Václav Štefánek, believed that the central government would be unable to prevent the rebellion and urged Półtawska to refrain from supporting the central government if it demanded military action, risking a unilateral declaration of independence if that was the case.
During the opening stages of the war Veskoslovia supported the ASU in its attempts to crush the Veleazan troops, with its manufacturies being vital in supporting the central government after the loss of Veleazan industry. Divisions within the Veskoslov Communist Party's central committee persisted however as nationalist elements led by Štefánek and Maroš Horak continued to advocate for Veskoslovia to declare independence. This heightened after right-wing elements in Brilliania decided to secede from the ASU, opening a new front on the Veskoslov border.
Following an invasion of Dreyvisevich by Veleaz in 1980 a central committee meeting was called which saw Półtawska removed from the position of First Secretary with Štefánek replacing him. Štefánek subsequently declared the independence of the Veskoslov Socialist Union from the ASU with Półtawska being declared provisional head of state, Štefánek commander-in-chief and Jiří Zeman premier. Troops stationed in Veskoslovia largely aligned with the government under the orders of Štefánek, and began their own invasion of Dreyvisevich in order to secure independence from the ASU.
In 1981 following the victory of the secessionist forces Veskoslovia was recognised internationally as a sovereign state. Despite efforts by reformists however the political system remained intact, with a largely cosmetic name change of the Communist Party to the Veskoslov Socialist Workers' Party (VSSD) with Štefánek, Zeman and Półtawska staying in office. Following the war Veskoslovia entered a recession as the state had to deal with an ineffective centralised economy, international isolation and the loss of connections to the former ASU economic superstructure. The state continued as a result to draft five-year plans and centralise control over the economy, repressing labour strikes and implementing rationing to offset the worst effects of the recession. In 1982 President Półtawska declared martial law and handed over his remaining de facto power to First Secretary Štefánek in order to deal with social unrest.
Government and politics
Veskoslovia is one of the few remaining states that openly espouses a socialist state based under communist doctrines. De jure governed along federal lines, Veskoslovia is de facto a centralised state under the rule of the Veskoslov Socialist Workers' Party (Veskáslovská Strana Socialistických Dělníků; Weskasłowski Socjalistyczna Partia Robotnicza) which officially governs under the doctrine of "socialism for a new era", a revisionist form of orthodox neocommunist ideology.
Veskoslovia has a collective leadership consisting of the First Secretary of the Veskoslov Socialist Workers' Party (the head of the party), the President of the Council of State (the head of state) and the Premier of the Council of Ministers (the head of government). Constitutionally the Premier is the most powerful; however due to the influence of the party, the limited term of a Premier (five years compared to a decade of the other two posts) and the fact most presidents are placed higher in the party hierarchy the First Secretary followed by the President and than the Premier.
The head of state is legally the Council of State which consists of 12 party cadres elected by the legislature, albeit the president of the council is considered the de facto head of state. The executive is the Council of Ministers led by the Premier, which is technically appointed by the legislature, the Supreme Chamber of the People elected every five years.
In practice due to the fact that the VSSD and affiliated bloc parties within the People's Revolutionary Front are the only legal political entities in practice most governance is decided within the party. The party itself is technically governed by its Central Committee and party congress, but real executive decision making power lies in the politburo and the secretariat, both led by the First Secretary. The 6 member politburo is observed to be the most powerful executive body in Veskoslovia.
The government of Veskoslovia is based in two entities - the Veskoslov Socialist Workers' Party's Central Committee (and unofficially its Politburo and the Council of Ministers which consists of several ministries. The Central Committee and Politburo of the VSSD is led by the First Secretary of the VSSD and the Council of Ministers the Premier. The 12 member Council of State functions as the de jure head of state and final executive authority often via its President, albeit this body is mostly used as a rubber stamp.
The Council of State is composed of 12 members - a president, four vice-presidents, the chairman of the Supreme Chamber of the People and 6 other cadres elected by the Supreme Chamber of the People. Whilst the body officially acts as a collective head of state in reality those duties are exercised by the president. Members of the Council of Stare are elected to five year terms with no limits to re-election. The Council of State's powers include ratifying or renouncing international agreements, appointing and recalling the representatives of Veskoslovia to other states and to international organisations, it conferring orders and had the power of pardon, dissolving and opening the Supreme Chamber of the People and acting as the commander-in-chief of the military. The current president of the Council of State is Vojtěch Kopečný.
The Central Committee of the VSSD is mainly concerned with "representing the people and interests of Veskoslovia" being elected every five years during the VSSD's party congress by delegates from local party branches. The Central Committee meets infrequently although it retains enormous power as it includes all elements of the ruling elite of Veskoslovia. Due to its infrequent meetings the party's 6 member politburo and secretariat is delegated most of the executive power of the Central Committee acting as a de facto cabinet. Due to the First Secretary chairing both the politburo and the secretariat they are considered the most powerful person in Veskoslovia. The Politburo is elected by the Central Committee every five years in Ordinary Sessions, but the Central Committee can hold an Extraordinary Session at any time to remove members of the politburo or the first secretary. The current First Secretary is Lubomír Sobotka, who has served in the role since 2011.
The Council of Ministers has less powers than the Central Committee but is mainly concerned with the day-to-day running of the country. The Premier is a de jure primus inter pares with his or her main duty being to appoint ministers to the Council of Ministers. The Council of Ministers unlike the Central Committee meets regularly to decide policy. The current Premier is Waldemar Ołdakowski who was appointed to the post in 2016.
VSSD/WSPR: 235 seats
ZAPVP/SWPR: 26 seats
FOS/FZZ: 24 seats
VVZL/OVLK: 18 seats
SVMU/SZUM: 14 seats
Independents: 36 seats
Armed forces and intelligence
Crime and law enforcement
Veskolovia possesses a planned economy with decentralisation to its provinces and industries collectively run by workers'. The economy is based around predominantly heavy and light industry}} including transport, arms, machinery, chemicals, food processing, metallurgy, and textiles. Agriculture in the form of meats and wheat is also a major sector being collectivised. Veskoslovia's nominal GDP is $89,856 million with its per capita being $5,972.