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Postby Reformed Britannia » Mon May 18, 2020 3:54 pm

In the interests of creating a presence for itself after a prolonged period of international isolation, and in the interest of protecting the rights and liberties of workers everywhere, the People's Confederation of Leutland is establishing an international organization of mutual cooperation dedicated to spreading Syndicalism abroad. Needless to say, this policy marks a stark reversal of the relative isolation of the nation since the January Revolution nearly a century ago. However, under the direction of a newly radical Congress of Worker's Deputies and the resolute leadership of Chairman Rennenkamp, the People's Confederation has turned to greet the bold new world of the 21st century with open arms and steadfast courage. Yet curious parties may ask: what is Syndicalism?


THE IDEOLOGY


Syndicalism, sometimes referred to by adherents as the Glorious Cause, is the state ideology of Leutland. Based originally upon the writings of 19th-century political theorist and philosopher Oskar Engstrom, Syndicalism is an ideology which advocates a proletarian ownership of the means of production and a broad range of democratic participation in the workplace, in order to ensure a state which is ‘of the people, by the people, for the people’. In Syndicalism, the role of the state is to act as a representative of the workers' power, while also being empowered enough on its own to coordinate national economic policy and defence for the benefit of all. As such, the state is the central, absolute authority in Syndicalism, but derives its legitimacy from the democratic participation of the Syndicalist associations rather than the unquestioned power of a single leader. The Syndicalist ideology is distinct from communism as the State is seen as a permanent and necessary force rather than a transitory period, and specifically repudiates the idea of a vanguard party. As a result Syndicalism is typically viewed as a variant of socialist ideology but also finds itseld at odds with other left wing ideologies.

Syndicalism first gained broad support in Leutland in the midst of the January Revolution and its preceding unrest. As the central authority of the imperial government began to disintegrate, various Januarist factions advocated Syndicalism as an ideology for the new Leutish state. Ultimately, the support of Field Marshal Kujawinski was the decisive tipping point in favour of the Syndicalists, leading to the establishment of an interim Syndicalist state with a broad degree of leftist support in 1912.

Politically, modern Syndicalism in Leutland is characterised by non-partisan democracy emphasizing mass democratic participation through the Syndicalist associations. Prior service in a bureaucratic or administrative post within an association is a prerequisite for holding public office, meaning that Syndicalist democracy is effectively manifested through these unions. Economically, the Syndicalist economy is dominated by worker syndicates and the presence of state dirigisme designed to stimulate growth in key sectors of the Leutish economy, as well as the presence of numerous state-owned industries.

Socially, Syndicalist ideology places a high premium on education, viewing it as key for creating a well-informed voting populace as this is the key to a ‘healthy’ Syndicalist state. In terms of ideology, Syndicalism is a relatively isolated movement, being hostile to laissez-faire capitalism, fascism, and libertarian forms of socialism. Communism's advocacy of the eventual abolition of the state is anathema to Syndicalist ideology, while fascism's repression of the democratic process is also viewed with hostility.

The process of Syndicalism first begins at the economic level. Among Oskar Engstrom's most influential ideas was the inevitability of oligarchy in traditional democratic institutions. Conventional representative democracies, he argued, could never truly eliminate the rule of the elite due to the eventual domination of of elite-oriented bureaucrats and administrators within power structures. In order to avoid this, he theorized, a system of union democracy which enabled constant dialogue between workers and leadership would be necessary. These ideas proved to be the founding cornerstone of Syndicalist ideology. Utilising a syndicalist system, workers and employers would be grouped together into various 'interest groups' based around their respective industries. The constituents of these Syndicalist assemblies would then elect their representatives through council democracy. From that point on, subsequent groupings of assemblies would vote representatives into increasingly higher-level councils. Upon election to the regional level, these assembly representatives would become eligible for election to the Congress of Worker's Deputies, which serves as the highest governing body in the nation.



SYMBOLISM OF THE IDEOLOGY



The colours of Syndicalism are red, white, and blue. Red symbolizes the blood of the workers, blue symbolizes the presence of the state, and white represents the harmonization between them. Syndicalist insignia tend to vary from nation to nation, but often carry industrial motifs and symbols of liberty.



WHAT DOES A SYNDICALIST ECONOMY LOOK LIKE?


Under the ideology of the Syndicalist system, the ultimate goal of the state is harmonization between individual liberty of the worker and the good of the societal whole. Workers are divided across industries into syndicates which are subordinate to the ultimate authority of the state, which serves to act as a 'mediator' between labour rights and productivity. As the government itself is elected via workplace democracy, the system has both democratic and authoritarian characteristics. Workers are grouped into these syndicates, which are then grouped with each other into Syndicalist associations with other non-competitive syndicates. Within these associations, elected representatives then confer with each other and the state to help direct economic policy in a manner that ideally benefits everyone and contributes to class harmonization, one of the ultimate goals of Syndicalism. This economic syndicalism, overseen by the state through the Department of Economic Development, effectively gives the Leutish state a great degree of control over the economy and results in an economic system that is distinct from both laissez-faire capitalism and libertarian communism, leading outside observers to describe the Leutish economy as a state-directed mixed economy. The Confederate economy also includes a substantial amount of state-directed investment and the presence of state-owned enterprises in strategic sectors of the Leutish economy, particularly infrastructure, transportation, and energy. Both state-directed and state-indicated aspects of the Leutish economy have traditionally emphasized modernization, leading to extensive investment in new technologies such as nuclear power. Syndicalist political philosophy, advocating egalitarian treatment for all but heavily favouring promotion based on merit, is a major influence on the careers of individuals in the workplace thanks to the syndicalist system.




SYNDICALISM IN YOUR NATION


As part of its new policy, the People's Confederation seeks to create a registry of all Syndicalist organizations, be they unions, trade syndicates, organized parties, or street associations. Applications for recognition may be submitted to the People's Confederation by completing the required information below. The People's Confederation looks forward to cooperating with burgeoning Syndicalist movements the world over.

States and organizations joining the Syndicalist International can expect the support of the Leutish state and other SYNTERN members in many facets, be it political, diplomatic, financial, or military assistance.

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Nation Name:
National Ideology:
Highest Syndicalist Body:
Leader of the Aforementioned Body:
Membership Count of the Aforementioned Body:
Immediate Goals (increased membership, armed struggle etc.):
Special Requests:


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Postby United World Order » Mon May 18, 2020 9:55 pm

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To: Whoever it concerns within Korporatist International.
Subject: Korporatism. The same side of the same coin.




It generally amazes me that the Leutland state consider it's ideological foundation as a 'Third Position' way when in reality whether it is apparent to the Leutish people or not that Korporatism is essentially a revisionist fantasy of Marxism. While it emphasizes that the state is the central authority in the People's Confederation, it allows the dabbling of syndicalism among it's labor unions and other associations. It's distinction from communism in the fact that it considers it's self a permanent power and not a transitory one, however reeks of Marxism in every way possible. It seems to me that the People's Confederation is truly a Democratic socialist nation in reality and the establishment of 'Korporatist International' is simply a geopolitical move in order to expand Leutland influence globally through the guise of presenting a ideology that is the same side of the same Marxist coin. Let it be known that the Ordenite Reich see through your lies and that Korporatism is nothing more than a sham attempting to hide it's inner Marxism with different aspects of two different political spectrum's.

Sincerely signed,
Reiner Meyering , Reichsmarschall-SS of the Ordenite Schutzstaffel.
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Postby Reformed Britannia » Tue May 26, 2020 12:11 pm

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WHILE the Ordenite Reich's denunciation of Syndicalism is unexpected, it is hardly unsurprising, as we would not expect an avowed coven of fascists to possess anything resembling ideological nuance.

Syndicalism diverges from Marxist interpretations in that it is a Socialism of the State. While Marx himself did present an influential critique of capitalism, his most loyal followers were mistaken in their prescriptions for curing its excesses. In accordance with the Iron Law of Oligarchy, and in spite of the theorizations of leading Marxists, there has never been a Marxist revolution which succeeded in establishing anything resembling either a stateless society, as an anarchist might desire, or a true dictatorship of the proletariat, as a Marxist-Leninist may dream of. The State and the Worker cannot exist without the other: the State prospers by the Worker's productivity, while the Worker's life, liberty and value are protected and maintained by the State. Any movement which seeks to truly empower the working class must recognize that the key to the Worker's power lies not in the abolition of the state or the designation of a vanguard party, but in synthesizing the interests of both State and Worker so that they become an inseparable One.

Regardless, the People's Confederation stands unbowed in the face of such harmless accusations from the Ordenite Reich, and remains ready to defend the interests of Workers everywhere and destroy with extreme prejudice any threats to the Worker's State, be they internal or external in nature.

Sincerely,
Joakim Kradl, Delegated Representative of the People's Commissariat for External Affairs


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Postby Kustonia » Tue May 26, 2020 12:22 pm

Nation Name: Kustonia
National Ideology: National Syndicalist Feudalism
Highest Syndicalist Body: National Syndicate Assembly
Leader of the Aforementioned Body: Zinther Vhodhopp
Membership Count of the Aforementioned Body: 206
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Postby South High School » Wed May 27, 2020 9:32 pm

Nation Name: the Workers' and Students' Commune of South High School
National Ideology: Anarcho-nazbol-syndicalism
Highest Syndicalist Body: the Freemens' Chapter
Leader of the Aforementioned Body: Interim Chairman of the Freemens' Presidium Hayden Monaghan
Membership Count of the Aforementioned Body: 45% of the student body (or 2,215 people).
Immediate Goals (increased membership, armed struggle etc.): We wish to obtain the means to defend ourselves from the imperialist authorities outside of our gates (namely Federal agents, Delaware State Police, and the Delaware and Maryland National Guard units stationed on blockade duty), in addition to receiving assistance in disseminating the good news of the Syndicalist paradise to the downtrodden and oppressed studentfolk of Delaware and the Eastern Seaboard. We're down to our last two hundred rounds for our ROTC rifles and may be swamped by the capitalist Americans outside if they attack sooner than we can garner support or arms.
Special Requests: If you can, please deploy some of the Workers' Army to Delaware to clear out the oppressors of the people and the hired thugs of the rich. Although you may find more pressing matters to attend to or other causes more worthy of your attention and care, any assistance would be very much appreciated at this time.

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Postby Confederate American SU » Fri May 29, 2020 7:32 pm

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☭On behalf of the American Federation of of Labor and Organized Trades☭

We have an interest in establishing ourselves within the Syndicalist International. Though, our system of syndicalism differs quite a bit from your system in several ways, with there being no employer-employee relationship. Our system also has more elements of the guild system, with competing businesses within syndicates and apprenticeship periods. The syndicates in the RCAS operate under a combination of a craft unionist and industrial unionist system, with syndicates representing both the interests of vocational unions and cooperative workplaces. However, the AFLOT is regulated by the Confederate Congress of States, which is a body consisting of all American citizens organized into local blocs which confederate into the CCS. Both the AFLOT and CCS are part of the Confederation Congress, the legislative body of the RCAS. So, we hope our application gets accepted.


Nation Name: Republic of Confederate American States and Syndicates
National Ideology: Jeffersonian-Jacksonian-Picketttian Democracy
Highest Syndicalist Body: Committee of Syndicates, which is the executive of the American Federation of Labor and Organized Trades
Leader of the Aforementioned Body: None, the Committee of Syndicates is a collective executive body.
Membership Count of the Aforementioned Body: 76 (May increase with the creation of new syndicates)
Immediate Goals (increased membership, armed struggle etc.): We seek to establish mutually beneficial relations with other syndicalist nations and to help nations succeed economically with a syndicalist system.
Special Requests:Is a PMT nation allowed to submit applications here?
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★No, it is not the Confederate States of America. Please read the Factbook.★


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Postby Reformed Britannia » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:43 pm

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THE PEOPLE'S CONFEDERATION must reject the above applications. Ethno-nationalism is a capitalist and revisionist tool which has no place in a Syndicalist International which seeks to advance the cause of the international working class through the creation of states which represent the power of all workers.

FORWARD, FOR THE GLORIOUS CAUSE!

Sincerely,
Joakim Kradl, Delegated Representative of the People's Commissariat for External Affairs


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