Our Future in the Balance (MT, OOC, OPEN)

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Our Future in the Balance (MT, OOC, OPEN)

Postby Mareyland » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:21 am

Mareyland was a settler colony founded in the 1600s. White colonists violently displaced the indigenous peoples and established settlements between the sea coast and the Allegheny Mountains. It was consolidated into a single colony, named Mareyland after a queen of the ruling country. After a rebellion in the 1700s, the colony was granted considerable autonomy, and it existed as a semi-independent dominion through the 19th and 20th centuries. But in the first decades of the 21st century, movements for total independence gained strength and support. A referendum was held in 2019 and resulted in an overwhelming vote in favor of severing the remaining bonds between Mareyland and its mother country.

The newly independent state faced immediate economic and political problems. The wealth gap between the rich and the poor was vast, and industrial workers were agitating for better conditions and higher wages. In the countryside, land reforms had displaced many small farmers and forced them to choose between becoming tenant farmers on the estates of the landed gentry or looking for scarce jobs in the cities. The end of dominion status also brought about an end to preferred trading status with the mother country, leading to higher prices for food and other necessities.

The government that was established in the transition to independence has been inadequate to resolve these issues. It was designed to re-entrench the power of the nobility (holding titles granted during the colonial period), the landed gentry, and the barons of industry. It consisted of a bicameral legislature, with the Senate as the upper house and the Parliament as the lower house. An alliance of social democrats, trade unionists, and agrarian populists achieved a majority in Parliament, but its ability to enact reforms was stymied by the dominance of conservatives in the Senate.

The workers and peasants lost faith in the political process, and began to mobilize for direct action. Conservatives responded in kind, and both sides began to organize paramilitary forces. Neither side made overt moves until the last of the mother country's administrators and soldiers departed. Then both sides attempted nearly simultaneous coups. The Senate issued a declaration disbanding the Parliament and assuming sole legislating authority. It was backed by the paramilitary forces of the upper classes and some of the backcountry, as well as the handful of military units raised during the dominion period. The socialist movement launched general strikes that quickly escalated into armed uprisings, which seized control of the major cities (including the capital) and the coastal countryside. The Senate relocated to the city of Cunningham.

Both sides are seeking international recognition and support. Mareyland did not maintain a large military during its time as a dominion, so there are few heavy weapons or trained military personnel. The Senate currently has a slight advantage in these areas. At the moment, this is largely a civil war of amateurs. International intervention will be a key deciding factor in determining the future of Mareyland.

Blue: Areas of Senate Control
Red: Areas of Communist Control

Welcome to the RP introduction of Mareyland! This setup is based heavily on the Finnish Civil War. An alliance of conservatives, landowners, industrial capitalists, and nobility ("the Blues" or "the Senate") battle against social democrats, trade unionists, agrarian populists, and communists ("the Reds") for control over the direction of Mareyland's future.

If you'd like to join, fill out this simple form. Most of its standard application stuff, but I would like to establish some pre-existing connections between intervening countries and Mareyland. I'm happy to discuss what those connections could be over Telegrams or here. The IC thread will go up in one week.

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Postby Malandrin » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:18 am

Nation Name: Malandrin
Supporting the Blues or the Reds: Reds
What kind of support: Medical, military.
Reason for support/post-war intentions: Improve diplomatic relations, establish an embassy, establish a colony.
Existing relationship with Mareyland: N/A

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Postby Almurta » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:57 pm

Nation Name: Incorporated States of Almurta.
Supporting: Blues.
What kind of support: Political, economic, possibly military.
Intentions: Reestablish an elected, civil government; preserve/enforce the rights of the people irrespective of class.
Existing relationship with Mareyland: N/A. I'm open to discussions.
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Postby Slaver Pirates of Vaas » Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:11 am

Nation Name: The Rouge Nation of Vass Pirates
Supporting the Blues or the Reds: Both (will be more fleshed out when the IC is created)
What kind of support: Lend leases and mercenaries
Reason for support/post-war intentions: Profit; Establish influence and connections to the upper class and industrial barons; Open Mareyland to black market industries
Existing relationship with Mareyland: None

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Postby Svenska-Britannia » Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:54 pm

Nation Name: United Confederation of Svenska-Britannia
Supporting the Blues or the Reds: Supporting the Blues
What kind of support: Economical & Military Support
Reason for support/post-war intentions: Mostly to prevent Leftist/Communist movements
Existing relationship with Mareyland: No Relationship whatsoever
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Postby Thermodolia » Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:20 pm

Nation Name: The National Republic of Thermodolia
Supporting the Blues or the Reds: None at the start, leaning Blue (support will depend on the better post war deals for Thermodolia corporations)
What kind of support: Military, Economic
Reason for support/post-war intentions: To expanded Thermodolian businesses.
Existing relationship with Mareyland: None atm
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Postby New Jacobland » Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:00 am

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Supporting the Blues or the Reds: Reds
What kind of support: Military, economic
Reason for support/post-war intentions: Supporting social democracy, possibly expanding New Jacobland businesses into a new market.
Existing relationship with Mareyland: None
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Postby Drifterica » Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:20 pm

Nation Name: Imperial Empire of Drifterica
Supporting the Blues or the Reds: Blues
What kind of support: Military support and training
Reason for support/post-war intentions: Drifterica wants a capitalist country in charge, and wants to expand trade with them.
Existing relationship with Mareyland: None
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Postby Sannyamathland » Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:42 am

Nation Name: United Soviet Republic of Sannyamathland
Supporting the Blues or the Reds: Reds
What kind of support: Military and economic support
Reason for support/post-war intentions: Mainly to support the Communists in their fight and establish a Communsit puppet regime in Mareyland, effectively bringing Mareyland under Sannyamathland's sphere of influence.
Existing relationship with Mareyland: None.
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Postby Mareyland » Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:14 pm

IC Thread is up! Click Here

Almurta, Slaver Pirates of Vaas, New Jacobland, and Sannyamathland - you all are approved to post.
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Postby Lytrovia » Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:48 pm

Nation Name: Lytrovia
Supporting the Blues or the Reds: Blues
What kind of support: Military, humanitarian, economic
Reason for support/post-war intentions: To protect the status quo
Existing relationship with Mareyland: None.
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