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2025: A Shifting World (OOC) (Open)

Postby Chewion » Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:47 am

2025: The Great Struggle


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The 2020s. A decade set to be nightmarish and a turning point in the history of humanity. Climate Change is the existential threat that must urgently be tackled in this decade, and humanity must learn to cope with the constantly growing population that does not look likely to slow down let alone stop growing anytime soon.

In Asia, the Chinese Behemoth is emerging as the regional hegemon, actively intervening in conflicts that threaten its interest and pulling Asian and even global nations into its sphere as it reaps the benefits and negatives of true reform. In India, the nation is dealing with religious unrest and rapid economic growth and modernization as well as increasing tension along the border with Pakistan, particularly in the Kashmir Region. Japan has continued to cause consternation with its neighbors after proudly displaying the Rising Sun flag at the Tokyo Olympics.

In Europe, Euroskepticism is on the rise in many European nations. Russian aggression looms to the East as the security order of Europe is rapidly changing to meet the threat. In Spain regional tensions threaten to explode between Madrid and Barcelona while Poland and the Visegrad Group continue to openly defy the EU.

In the Middle East, tensions between Israel and Iran are at an all-time high. Adding to this is the emerging regional cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. In Yemen, the civil war still burns as a testing ground for this regional cold war.

In Africa, ethnic and religious tensions pose a danger all over the continent. In the Congo, warlords fight over land and resources like coltan offering fortunes on the international market. In the Saraha and Sahel regions, remnants of ISIS and other organizations ravage the land and people. Ethiopia and Egypt are at each other's throats over the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam by Ethiopia. Yet there are lights of hope that still sparkle.

In North America, Canada is dealing with ever-increasing political divides much like the US to the South. Inside the US tensions between Republicans and Democrats have never seemed worse. In Mexico, the Cartels fight hard against the central government in Mexico City their corruption touches most parts of the nation.

In Latin America, the dictator Nicholas Maduro still clings to power even as his position is contested by Juan Guaidó. In Colombia, an unstable peace agreement official holds peace between the government and FARC.

How will the nations of the world tackle these issues? How will their pasts define their future, which nations will come out on top during this decade, and how will future generations remember this critical decade?

In this roleplay, you will take the helm of the nation of your choice. You have the ability to change the history of your nation from 2000 onwards within realism and with a few major event exceptions as well as anything stated in the OP or other applications.



Major Unchangeable Events:

POD is January 1, 2000

9/11
08 Financial Crisis
Arab Spring Occurring
Syrian Civil War starting
South China Sea Disputes
ISIS forming
COVID
Euromaidan
Anything Mentioned in the OP.

Leadership:

OP: Chewion
Co-OPs: The Manticoran Empire
NewLakotah
Revlona

Rules:

    1. DO NOT GODMOD! No, but seriously, don’t Godmod, it makes the RP terrible.
    2. The word of the OP and Co-OP is final.
    3. Keep everything PG-13, please.
    4. Do not mix IC and OOC problems, and please keep it courteous in the OOC and IC.
    5. If you have an issue with another player, please ask the OP or Co-OP to moderate it.
    6. Please coordinate with other players if you want to jointly write a post/negotiate deals.
    7. Posts must be at least two paragraphs long and of good quality.
    8. Be respectful.
    9. Note that unchangeable events are completely unchangeable, so no less deadly 9/11 or less damaging 2008 Recession.
    10. Posts can cover a span of up to three months. Each three-month period starts following an IEC post except for the first period. The start date is January 20th, 2025.
    11. Players must make at least one post a week, meaning at least every seven days from each post. Extensions may be granted by the OP and Co-OPs on a case by case basis.
    12. Any changes to the irl military must be laid out in the military information section, otherwise the numbers etc will be assumed to be the same as irl.
    13. Not a rule, but do try to have fun.


IEC:

The IEC (International Entity Council) is comprised of the OP, Co-OPs, and anyone else accepted into it. The IEC is responsible for making the IEC post that includes multiple events and members can serve as an NPC nation in conferences so long as they do not have a direct interest in the negotiations.


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Accepted:
Russian Federation
State of Japan
Federative Republic of Brazil
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The Republic of the Philippines
The People's Republic of China
The French Fifth Republic
Republic of Korea
Arab Republic of Egypt
Federal Republic of Germany
The United States of America
Republic of Italy
Commonwealth of Australia
The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
State of Israel
The Republic of Kenya

Reserved:
Ukraine
The Dominion of Canada
Commonwealth of Australia
Last edited by Chewion on Fri Jul 15, 2022 3:33 pm, edited 23 times in total.
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Nationstates Name: NewLakotah
Nation Name: Russian Federation
"How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like right." ~~ Black Hawk, Sauk

"When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home." ~~ Tecumseh

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Postby New Provenance » Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:56 am

Nationstates Name: New Provenance
Nation Name: Federative Republic of Brazil

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Nationstates Name: United Kingdom of Hypron
Nation Name: Kingdom of Sweden

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Nationstates Name: Sao Nova Europa
Nation Name: Republic of France
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"I’ve just bitten a snake. Never mind me, I’ve got business to look after."
- Guo Jing ‘The Brave Archer’.

“In war, to keep the upper hand, you have to think two or three moves ahead of the enemy.”
- Char Aznable

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Nationstates Name: Arvenia
Nation Name: Republic of Korea (South Korea)
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Postby NewLakotah » Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:45 pm

Arvenia wrote:Nationstates Name: Arvenia
Nation Name: Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Based Korea again this time?
"How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like right." ~~ Black Hawk, Sauk

"When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home." ~~ Tecumseh

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Reserve Northumbria
Republic of Northumbria
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which comes across as House of Cards by the writers of Mr. Bean."

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Nationalist Northumbria wrote:Reserve Northumbria

Bruh. You do this every iteration. Please stop. Make a reservation for real or please stop posting this, its getting really annoying.
"How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like right." ~~ Black Hawk, Sauk

"When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home." ~~ Tecumseh

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Postby NewLakotah » Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:06 pm

Nationstates Name: NewLakotah
Nation Name: Russian Federation
Capital: Moscow
Territory: the territory of Russia + Crimea, South Ossetia (included as well are the Russian proxy states of Novorossiya and Abkhazia)
Population: 148 million (including Crimea)
Official Language: Russian
Recognized Languages: There are 35 recognized regional languages across Russia
Flag: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... Russia.svg
National Anthem (optional): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_anthem_of_Russia

Head of State: President Sergey Kiriyenko
HoS Picture: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... ped%29.jpg
Head of Government: Prime Minister Alyona Arshinova
HoG Picture (If different from HoS): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... _alena.jpg
Legislature Name: Federal Assembly: Federation Council (Upper), State Duma (Lower)
Party in Power (If bicameral note who controls each):

All-Russia Union Coalition (United Russia, Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, Party of Growth):

State Duma:
United Russia (centrist-big tent-nationalist) - 202
A Just Russia (center-left nationalist) - 105
Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (Right-wing ultranationalist) - 47
A Free Russia (centrist-liberal anti-nationalist) - 46
Party of Growth (liberal-conservative) - 28
Communist Party of Russia (Left Wing - nationalist) - 17
Yabloko (center-right-anti-nationalist) - 5

Coalition Center-Right “All-Russia Union”: United Russia-Liberal Democratic Party of Russia-Party of Growth - 277
Opposition Left-Wing “Socialists of Russia”: A Just Russia-Communist Party of Russia - 122
Third Party Coalition Liberal Wing - “Russian Liberation Front”: A Free Russia-Yabloko - 51

Federation Council:
United Russia - 55
A Just Russia - 50
LDPR - 21
A Free Russia - 20
Communist Party - 11
Yabloko - 8
Party of Growth - 5


GDP (PPP): $5.0 trillion
GDP (Nominal): $2.1 trillion
Currency: Ruble

Military Information (If different from irl you must indicate that here):

The Russian Armed Forces has gone through several significant reforms over the course of its history.

At the beginning of 2000, with the Russian economy struggling and focus being almost entirely on how Russia will move forward in a Post-Soviet world, the Russian military had lapsed into a state of relative disrepair. As Yavlinsky embarked on his campaign of economic reforms, the military as one of the largest contributors of corruption and expenses, saw its turn on the chopping block where the military saw reductions to its manpower and active personnel, as well as selling off of many older models of equipment. This reduced its overall clunkiness, but also reduced its overall effectiveness as well, at least in the short-to-mid term.

By 2006, Yavlinsky had progressed the economy of Russia enough to be relatively stable with a growing service sector and financial sector. As a result, he was able to place a new round of reform, aimed at creating a small, modern, professional force. This meant reducing its reliance on conscripts and focusing on developing a core of professional NCOs and officers in its contract soldier core. He also focused on the development of new weapon systems aimed at ensuring Russian security against all threats.

However, for many Russians this was simply not enough and in 2008, following the election of Zhirinovsky, the Russian military saw its explosion insofar as expenditure and growth. Zhirinovsky increased the military budget and increased funding of new weapon systems, especially for the air force and the navy, but also the ground forces as well. During the 2008 5 Day War, the Russian military performed quite poorly, with the bright spots being within the contract soldiers. This caused Zhirinovsky to embark on a new round of Russian military reforms, this time focused on developing Russian capabilities to match, or better, that of NATO, including investment into 5th generation aircraft, stockpiling cruise missiles, and developing of modern tanks to challenge that of NATO and to prevent them from falling too far behind in the technological race.

During his time, he also increased wages for contract soldiers to better recruit professional soldiers and increased production of tanks, artillery, and other weapon systems that had been lapsed during the Yavlinsky era. As well as reducing the officer core and other holdovers from the old Soviet era of the Armed Forces. The army also gained experienced during the Chechen War and the 5 Day War leading to new theories within the Russian military command regarding training and tactics.

The Zhirinovsky era was replaced by the Mironov administration. The Mironov administration focused on modernization programs and industrial programs to improve the capabilities of the Russian Armed Forces and its defence industry. Mironov focused on increasing the wages and professionalism of the RAF through its contract soldier lists, improving conditions of the Army. For this, he appointed war hero Sergei Shoigu to lead the Ministry of Defence during this period and reform the military to the standards to meet the threats it would need to face.

In the aftermath of the Euromaidan, the RAF saw its first real action outside of Russia since 2008 in the occupation of Crimea and localized fighting in the Donbas before the ceasefire saw the withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukrainian territory. This spurred an increased focus on military developments, including production of the Armata platform and of the 5th Generation aircraft of the Russian Armed Forces into higher gear. By 2020, the vast majority of the active duty soldiers of the Russian Armed Forces were contract soldiers, with the conscripts primarily used in non-combatant roles and within the active reserve. Mironov’s administration also oversaw the creation of the Russian National Guard, which would supplement the Russian Armed Forces, primarily as a stationing place for conscripts and other contract soldiers for internal defence. By 2025, most of the Russian Armed Forces would be non-conscripts and most conscripts would be drafted into the Russian National Guard instead.

Throughout the early 2020s saw no noticeable difference in policy. However, the RAF saw the production begin on the Su-57 and Armata platform by 2020 and 2021 respectively. Kiriyenko’s administration began in 2024, with his plan for the military to continue to develop the RAF but also focus on its naval capabilities to maintain its standing as an effective blue-water navy on both the pacific and atlantic fronts.

The current makeup of the RAF is around 820,000 active duty servicemembers and 320,000 contract reservists and 900,000 conscript reservists and non-combatant reservists. The National Guard stands at around 200,000 servicemembers, primarily conscripts.

Alliances (If different from IRL):
CSTO, SCO, Union State, EAEU

History Changes (Subject to review and approval by OP and Co-OP):

The 2000 election proved to be a significant turning point in Russian history. The unpopular Boris Yeltsin leaves a very disorganized Russian political system and significant issues of corruption. Several political figures appear as reformers, each affiliated with their own parties and factions: Boris Nemtsov, Grigory Yavlinsky, Sergey Kiriyenko, Anatoly Chubais and Vladimir Putin. Yavlinsky, who had previously run in 1996 receives the backing of Nemtsov and the Union of Right Forces and from Yabloko, as well as from Anatoly Chubais. This leaves Vladimir Putin with significantly less popular support. The 2000 election proved to be a close one, ending with a 51%-49% result. However, Yavlinsky wins and forms a coalition which combines the parties of Yabloko, Union of Right Forces, and the Democratic Party of Russia into a single party known as the United Democratic Russia. Yavlinsky embarks on a series of economic and political reforms designed to grow the Russian economy and transition to a free market economy, buoyed by extensive trade partnerships with Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Its heavily export focused and invests heavily into Russian natural resources and exports as well as developing the burgeoning service and financial industries of Russia.

This is met with some success and Yavlinsky embarks on a series of anti-corruption reforms. In 2003, The Duma elections resulted in a majority for the UDR, which expands its anti-corruption campaigns and reduces military spending and cuts redundancy within the Russian Armed Forces. His goal is to create a smaller professional force focused on internal defence. In the 2004 election, Yavlinsky was reelected in another close election, this time in a three way race with the center-left party A Just Russia and the ultranationalist party the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia. Yavlinsky continues with the economic reforms, which continue to grow the service sector while relying on the income generated by its natural resources and exports. He also continues to grow Russia’s economic partnerships with CIS nations, expanding the CIS Free Trade Area and expanding its trade agreements with other nations in Central Asia and beyond.

However, on foreign policy and defence, Yavlinsky suffered many setbacks in the popular view. NATO’s continued expansion throughout the early 2000s doesn’t stop as NATO had originally claimed and instead grows to include actual former-Soviet states such as the Baltics. This causes a significant backlash to Yavlinsky who is painted as “weak” and “pro-American” by many critics. This, coupled with the rise of terrorism from Chechyna and percieved failures from Yalinsky to address these properly also negatively affect his standing. This resulted in a significant loss during the 2007 Duma elections, where the LDPR and A Just Russia gained significant seats leaving Yavlinsky as a lame duck president in his last term. The UDF ends up breaking up into two factions, A United Russia, a big-tent centrist-nationalist party led by Sergey Kiriyenko and the Union of Right Forces, led by Boris Nemtsov. Yabloko separates back into its own party as well. This, along with stagnating incomes results in the URF taking a significant hit in the 2008 election and the split electorate leads to a shocking outcome. Facing perceived threats from the West and dealing with internal terrorism, Vladimir Zhirinovsky of the LDPR wins an astonishing victory and becomes president.

Zhrinovsky, a strong and vocal believer in Russian expansionism and an ultranationalist, announces new massive reforms to the Russian military, expanding its budget and investing in a multitude of new weapon systems to match the Americans, including development of new tanks and aircraft. In 2008, as a result of the move of Georgian soldiers into South Ossetia and the attack on the Russian peacekeepers there, Zhirinovsky ordered Russian soldiers into Georgia resulting in the 5-Day War, a political and key victory for Russia. Not only is it a success of Russia’s military, but also a block towards NATO expansion deeper into the Post-Soviet Union. Zhrinovsky himself, however, would benefit little from the victory. His autocratic nature and bellicose attitude, even against his fellow Russian opposition, resulted in his loss in the 2012 election to the center-left A Just Russia and Sergey Mironov.

However, Zhrinovsky had changed Russia in several significant ways. Russian nationalism became the standard by which most parties began to align with, each in their own respective ways and the focus on the redevelopment and expansion of the Russian Armed Forces continued. The 2011 Duma elections had resulted in A Just Russia winning significant numbers of seats, however, United Russia also gained seats, forming the second party, while the LDPR fell off due to its unpopularity with its leader and the URF fell off due to its continued opposition to militarism under Vladimir Lukin.

President Mironov, elected in 2012, continues with the reforms to the military, focusing on developing a modern technical force capable of engaging with all manners of enemies, including conventional warfare on both the Pacific theater and the European. For this, he appointed legendary war hero Sergei Shoigu as Defence Minister to oversee the reforms. However, he mainly focuses on the economic side. He developed several new reforms aimed at improving income inequality, battling corruption and breaking up oligarchs and their empires. He focuses on continued development of Russia’s exports, but instead of solely relying on its natural resources, focuses on nationalized industries to increase its input of its own goods into tradable goods to compete with Western goods at significantly reduced prices, as well as with Chinese goods. He implements a progressive tax rate and improves the Russian healthcare system and education system with the new income levied.

Under Mironov, the Russian economy expanded consistently, albeit with a somewhat larger deficit as a result of his spending. His moves reduced income inequality and created a new welfare state of Russia that improved the lives of those living in poverty. He invested heavily into transport and into rural eastern cities to improve growth and to break the cycle of population decline. This would not see immediate effects, however, by 2018 the natural rate of population had begun to improve to a net positive especially when coupled with immigration rates. He also continued to improve the Russian Armed Forces. Including reducing its conscription rates in favour of a professional army.

On the geopolitical front, Mironov saw Russia expand its influence and partnerships abroad, including formalized stronger partnerships with Belarus and Armenia, as well as other EAEU states. In 2014, Mironov oversaw the occupation of Crimea, which was widely applauded in Russia and widely condemned outside of it. However, he ordered a referendum to take place in 2014 on the status of Crimea, which included international observers from the UN, China, the SCO, and the CSTO. The end result was a ceasefire that would continue to hold for some significant time, despite Zhrinovsky’s continued pressing for an immediate invasion. Nonetheless, he continued to expand the Russian military as a result.

In both the 2019 and 2020 elections in Russia, A Just Russia saw its successes continue in the ballot box, leading to Mironov’s appointed replacement Oksana Dmitriyeva winning in a landslide. Sergey Kiriyenko with United Russia took the opposition, the Union of Right Forces took third and the LDPR remained in four. The Communist Party and other smaller parties rounded out the 2020 Duma. Dmitriyeva attempted to replicate the successes of her predecessor, however, her attempts were stopped by the onset of COVID. Her handling of the pandemic was widely criticized and condemned by people on all sides, particularly for her long lockdowns and slow rate of vaccinations within Russia.

Her greatest successes included developing new industries focused on exporting goods and products to Asia, including China and India. Development of new free movement agreements with Belarus and Armenia. Expansion of the EAEU’s trade agreements and economic output, and increasing output of Russia’s natural resources to Asia and Africa. Her presidency also saw the South Ossetian referendum to join the Russian Federation which was finalized in 2023.

The 2023 Duma elections saw the rise of Kiriyenko’s big tent nationalist party United Russia take a plurality of seats, with A Just Russia falling into second and the LDPR gaining seats, now led by a new figure Alexei Didenko. This results in a United Russia-LDPR-Party of Growth coalition. The latter being a small, growing liberal-conservative party led by Boris Titov. The 2024 presidential election had a predictable result. Dmitriyeva finished third, behind Kiriyenko of a United Russia and the anti-war, pro-European, Alexei Navalny-led A Free Russia party. A Free Russia would rise all the way to fourth in the 2023 Duma elections, overtaking and merging with the Union of Right Forces along the way.

However, nonetheless, Kiriyenko’s election would see a new era of Russian politics. The center-left A Just Russia had given way to a more centrist economic and political approach as well as a generally more centrist-conservative social policy. Kiriyenko, who had been a Prime Minister under Yeltsin and one of the early reformers of Russia following Yeltsin, was elected on a platform of a “Strong Russia, Strong Economy, Strong Military” which was opposed to NATO expansion, yet softer on other issues regarding Europe. It was focused on developing its financial industry, connections with Asia and developing the EAEU into a strong economic and political alliance as well as growing the Union State into a political factor. The key issues facing the first-term president are Russia’s relations with China and the SCO, Russia’s relationship with the CSTO and Iran and the Middle East, and finding a permanent solution to the crisis of Ukraine.

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"How smooth must be the language of the whites, when they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like right." ~~ Black Hawk, Sauk

"When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home." ~~ Tecumseh

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Chewion
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Nationstates Name: Chewion
Nation Name: People's Republic of China
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Sao Nova Europa
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Postby Sao Nova Europa » Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:19 pm

Nationstates Name: Sao Nova Europa
Nation Name: Republic of France
Capital: Paris
Territory: RL France
Population: 69,413,000
Official Language: French
Recognized Languages: -
Flag:

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National Anthem (optional): French National Anthem

Head of State: President Éric Zemmour
HoS Picture:

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Head of Government: Prime Minister Édouard Philippe
HoG Picture (If different from HoS):

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Legislature Name:

Senate - It is made up of 348 senators (sénateurs and sénatrices) elected by part of the country's local councillors (in indirect elections), as well as by representatives of French citizens living abroad. Senators have six-year terms, with half of the seats up for election every three years.

National Assembly - There are 577 députés, each elected by a single-member constituency (at least one per department) through a two-round system; thus, 289 seats are required for a majority.

Party in Power (If bicameral note who controls each):

Governing Coalition


Reconquête - 187 seats in National Assembly and 12 seats in Senate - right-wing to far right - national conservatism, right-wing populism, anti-immigration, economic liberalism
Ensemble Citoyens - 158 seats in National Assembly and 67 seats in Senate - center to center-right - liberalism, economic liberalism, green liberalism, pro-Europeanism
Les Républicains - 47 seats in National Assembly and 161 seats in Senate - center-right to right-wing - conservatism, liberal conservatism, Gaullism

Opposition Parties:


NUPES - 151 seats in National Assembly and 107 seats in Senate - center-left to far left - big tent, left-wing populism, democratic socialism, social democracy, green politics, communism
Rassemblement National - 9 seats in National Assembly - far right - national conservatism, right-wing populism, Euroscepticism, anti-immigration, welfare chauvinism
Groupe Libertés et territoires - 17 seats in National Assembly - big tent - regionalism, local interests

GDP (PPP): $3.867 trillion
GDP (Nominal): $3.136 trillion
Currency: Euro

Military Information (If different from irl you must indicate that here): RL French Military

Alliances (If different from IRL): EU (including Eurozone), NATO

History Changes (Subject to review and approval by OP and Co-OP):

Despite his remarkable rise in the polls, no one had really expected that Éric Zemmour - right-wing polemicist, author and journalist - would qualify for the second round of the 2022 French presidential elections. Yet with 22.05% of the vote, he narrowly got the second place. Jean-Luc Mélenchon came third with 21.95% and Marine Le Pen fourth with 8.15%. This success shook the political establishment. Despite calls for a 'Republican Front' against the 'far right', Zemmour had the advantage that his name was not Le Pen and that he could count on allies inside the mainstream conservative Les Républicains.

Valérie Pécresse (LR presidential candidate), Marine Le Pen and Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (right-wing presidential candidate) all endorsed Zemmour for the second round, Mélenchon called for his supporters to abstain and the rest of the presidential candidates endorsed Emmanuel Macron. Zemmour was able to mobilize popular anger against Macron, who failed to get left-wing voters to show up on the polls. Zemmour was thus elected President of France with 51.15% of the vote versus Macron's 48.85%. Analysts blamed Mélenchon's call for abstention and Macron's debacle in the debates for his defeat.

Now President of France, Éric Zemmour set his sights on winning a legislative majority in the upcoming elections for the National Assembly, held on 12 and 19 June 2022. His party Reconquête was only a few months old, but Zemmour hoped to repeat Macron's success when his newly founded LREM party won an absolute majority in the National Assembly in 2017. Unlike Macron though, Zemmour's party faced much greater resistance from both the center and the left. As such, while his party won the most seats in the Assembly, it failed to win a majority on its own.

Weeks of negotiations ensued as Zemmour tried to find a way to achieve a legislative majority. Eventually he came to an agreement with Macron's Ensemble Citoyens alliance and the traditional conservatives of Les Républicains. The Prime Minister of the coalition government would be Édouard Philippe, who had previously served as Prime Minister of France under Macron from 2017 to 2020. He belonged to the conservative wing of Macron's EC, and in the past had been a member of the mainstream conservative party. The coalition would enact an agenda of economically liberal reforms, bolstering of police forces and restrictions on immigration.

The coalition government has raised the retirement age to 65, slashed sales taxes to 10% (from 20%) on fuel, oil, gas and electricity, reduced the flat tax on capital gains from 30% to 20%, reduced the CSG (general social contribution) from 9% to 5%, bolstered police spending, closed down 'radical' mosques and arrested imams who "promote separatism" (according to a new 'anti-separatism law'), increased the number of illegal migrants deported back to their countries and slashed the number of refugees given asylum in France. Despite Zemmour's Euroscepticism, the coalition's policy on the EU has been rather conservative as both the centrist EC and the center-right LR are pro-EU and Zemmour needs their legislative support.

The government now hopes to streamline France’s complex system of public and private pension schemes into one state-managed plan to close a shortfall of 18 billion euros, to further slash taxes and to further toughen France's stance against illegal immigration. On the EU, France has been pushing for relaxing fiscal rule while at the same time arguing for bolstering Frontex (EU's border agency) and granting EU funding to frontier states to construct border walls in their external borders.

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Nation Name: The Republic of Liberia
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Nation Name: Russian Federation
Capital: Moscow
Territory: the territory of Russia + Crimea, South Ossetia (included as well are the Russian proxy states of Novorossiya and Abkhazia)
Population: 148 million (including Crimea)
Official Language: Russian
Recognized Languages: There are 35 recognized regional languages across Russia
Flag: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... Russia.svg
National Anthem (optional): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_anthem_of_Russia

Head of State: President Sergey Kiriyenko
HoS Picture: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... ped%29.jpg
Head of Government: Prime Minister Alyona Arshinova
HoG Picture (If different from HoS): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... _alena.jpg
Legislature Name: Federal Assembly: Federation Council (Upper), State Duma (Lower)
Party in Power (If bicameral note who controls each):

All-Russia Union Coalition (United Russia, Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, Party of Growth):

State Duma:
United Russia (centrist-big tent-nationalist) - 202
A Just Russia (center-left nationalist) - 105
Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (Right-wing ultranationalist) - 47
A Free Russia (centrist-liberal anti-nationalist) - 46
Party of Growth (liberal-conservative) - 28
Communist Party of Russia (Left Wing - nationalist) - 17
Yabloko (center-right-anti-nationalist) - 5

Coalition Center-Right “All-Russia Union”: United Russia-Liberal Democratic Party of Russia-Party of Growth - 277
Opposition Left-Wing “Socialists of Russia”: A Just Russia-Communist Party of Russia - 122
Third Party Coalition Liberal Wing - “Russian Liberation Front”: A Free Russia-Yabloko - 51

Federation Council:
United Russia - 55
A Just Russia - 50
LDPR - 21
A Free Russia - 20
Communist Party - 11
Yabloko - 8
Party of Growth - 5


GDP (PPP): $5.0 trillion
GDP (Nominal): $2.1 trillion
Currency: Ruble

Military Information (If different from irl you must indicate that here):

The Russian Armed Forces has gone through several significant reforms over the course of its history.

At the beginning of 2000, with the Russian economy struggling and focus being almost entirely on how Russia will move forward in a Post-Soviet world, the Russian military had lapsed into a state of relative disrepair. As Yavlinsky embarked on his campaign of economic reforms, the military as one of the largest contributors of corruption and expenses, saw its turn on the chopping block where the military saw reductions to its manpower and active personnel, as well as selling off of many older models of equipment. This reduced its overall clunkiness, but also reduced its overall effectiveness as well, at least in the short-to-mid term.

By 2006, Yavlinsky had progressed the economy of Russia enough to be relatively stable with a growing service sector and financial sector. As a result, he was able to place a new round of reform, aimed at creating a small, modern, professional force. This meant reducing its reliance on conscripts and focusing on developing a core of professional NCOs and officers in its contract soldier core. He also focused on the development of new weapon systems aimed at ensuring Russian security against all threats.

However, for many Russians this was simply not enough and in 2008, following the election of Zhirinovsky, the Russian military saw its explosion insofar as expenditure and growth. Zhirinovsky increased the military budget and increased funding of new weapon systems, especially for the air force and the navy, but also the ground forces as well. During the 2008 5 Day War, the Russian military performed quite poorly, with the bright spots being within the contract soldiers. This caused Zhirinovsky to embark on a new round of Russian military reforms, this time focused on developing Russian capabilities to match, or better, that of NATO, including investment into 5th generation aircraft, stockpiling cruise missiles, and developing of modern tanks to challenge that of NATO and to prevent them from falling too far behind in the technological race.

During his time, he also increased wages for contract soldiers to better recruit professional soldiers and increased production of tanks, artillery, and other weapon systems that had been lapsed during the Yavlinsky era. As well as reducing the officer core and other holdovers from the old Soviet era of the Armed Forces. The army also gained experienced during the Chechen War and the 5 Day War leading to new theories within the Russian military command regarding training and tactics.

The Zhirinovsky era was replaced by the Mironov administration. The Mironov administration focused on modernization programs and industrial programs to improve the capabilities of the Russian Armed Forces and its defence industry. Mironov focused on increasing the wages and professionalism of the RAF through its contract soldier lists, improving conditions of the Army. For this, he appointed war hero Sergei Shoigu to lead the Ministry of Defence during this period and reform the military to the standards to meet the threats it would need to face.

In the aftermath of the Euromaidan, the RAF saw its first real action outside of Russia since 2008 in the occupation of Crimea and localized fighting in the Donbas before the ceasefire saw the withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukrainian territory. This spurred an increased focus on military developments, including production of the Armata platform and of the 5th Generation aircraft of the Russian Armed Forces into higher gear. By 2020, the vast majority of the active duty soldiers of the Russian Armed Forces were contract soldiers, with the conscripts primarily used in non-combatant roles and within the active reserve. Mironov’s administration also oversaw the creation of the Russian National Guard, which would supplement the Russian Armed Forces, primarily as a stationing place for conscripts and other contract soldiers for internal defence. By 2025, most of the Russian Armed Forces would be non-conscripts and most conscripts would be drafted into the Russian National Guard instead.

Throughout the early 2020s saw no noticeable difference in policy. However, the RAF saw the production begin on the Su-57 and Armata platform by 2020 and 2021 respectively. Kiriyenko’s administration began in 2024, with his plan for the military to continue to develop the RAF but also focus on its naval capabilities to maintain its standing as an effective blue-water navy on both the pacific and atlantic fronts.

The current makeup of the RAF is around 820,000 active duty servicemembers and 320,000 contract reservists and 900,000 conscript reservists and non-combatant reservists. The National Guard stands at around 200,000 servicemembers, primarily conscripts.

Alliances (If different from IRL):
CSTO, SCO, Union State, EAEU

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The 2000 election proved to be a significant turning point in Russian history. The unpopular Boris Yeltsin leaves a very disorganized Russian political system and significant issues of corruption. Several political figures appear as reformers, each affiliated with their own parties and factions: Boris Nemtsov, Grigory Yavlinsky, Sergey Kiriyenko, Anatoly Chubais and Vladimir Putin. Yavlinsky, who had previously run in 1996 receives the backing of Nemtsov and the Union of Right Forces and from Yabloko, as well as from Anatoly Chubais. This leaves Vladimir Putin with significantly less popular support. The 2000 election proved to be a close one, ending with a 51%-49% result. However, Yavlinsky wins and forms a coalition which combines the parties of Yabloko, Union of Right Forces, and the Democratic Party of Russia into a single party known as the United Democratic Russia. Yavlinsky embarks on a series of economic and political reforms designed to grow the Russian economy and transition to a free market economy, buoyed by extensive trade partnerships with Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Its heavily export focused and invests heavily into Russian natural resources and exports as well as developing the burgeoning service and financial industries of Russia.

This is met with some success and Yavlinsky embarks on a series of anti-corruption reforms. In 2003, The Duma elections resulted in a majority for the UDR, which expands its anti-corruption campaigns and reduces military spending and cuts redundancy within the Russian Armed Forces. His goal is to create a smaller professional force focused on internal defence. In the 2004 election, Yavlinsky was reelected in another close election, this time in a three way race with the center-left party A Just Russia and the ultranationalist party the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia. Yavlinsky continues with the economic reforms, which continue to grow the service sector while relying on the income generated by its natural resources and exports. He also continues to grow Russia’s economic partnerships with CIS nations, expanding the CIS Free Trade Area and expanding its trade agreements with other nations in Central Asia and beyond.

However, on foreign policy and defence, Yavlinsky suffered many setbacks in the popular view. NATO’s continued expansion throughout the early 2000s doesn’t stop as NATO had originally claimed and instead grows to include actual former-Soviet states such as the Baltics. This causes a significant backlash to Yavlinsky who is painted as “weak” and “pro-American” by many critics. This, coupled with the rise of terrorism from Chechyna and percieved failures from Yalinsky to address these properly also negatively affect his standing. This resulted in a significant loss during the 2007 Duma elections, where the LDPR and A Just Russia gained significant seats leaving Yavlinsky as a lame duck president in his last term. The UDF ends up breaking up into two factions, A United Russia, a big-tent centrist-nationalist party led by Sergey Kiriyenko and the Union of Right Forces, led by Boris Nemtsov. Yabloko separates back into its own party as well. This, along with stagnating incomes results in the URF taking a significant hit in the 2008 election and the split electorate leads to a shocking outcome. Facing perceived threats from the West and dealing with internal terrorism, Vladimir Zhirinovsky of the LDPR wins an astonishing victory and becomes president.

Zhrinovsky, a strong and vocal believer in Russian expansionism and an ultranationalist, announces new massive reforms to the Russian military, expanding its budget and investing in a multitude of new weapon systems to match the Americans, including development of new tanks and aircraft. In 2008, as a result of the move of Georgian soldiers into South Ossetia and the attack on the Russian peacekeepers there, Zhirinovsky ordered Russian soldiers into Georgia resulting in the 5-Day War, a political and key victory for Russia. Not only is it a success of Russia’s military, but also a block towards NATO expansion deeper into the Post-Soviet Union. Zhrinovsky himself, however, would benefit little from the victory. His autocratic nature and bellicose attitude, even against his fellow Russian opposition, resulted in his loss in the 2012 election to the center-left A Just Russia and Sergey Mironov.

However, Zhrinovsky had changed Russia in several significant ways. Russian nationalism became the standard by which most parties began to align with, each in their own respective ways and the focus on the redevelopment and expansion of the Russian Armed Forces continued. The 2011 Duma elections had resulted in A Just Russia winning significant numbers of seats, however, United Russia also gained seats, forming the second party, while the LDPR fell off due to its unpopularity with its leader and the URF fell off due to its continued opposition to militarism under Vladimir Lukin.

President Mironov, elected in 2012, continues with the reforms to the military, focusing on developing a modern technical force capable of engaging with all manners of enemies, including conventional warfare on both the Pacific theater and the European. For this, he appointed legendary war hero Sergei Shoigu as Defence Minister to oversee the reforms. However, he mainly focuses on the economic side. He developed several new reforms aimed at improving income inequality, battling corruption and breaking up oligarchs and their empires. He focuses on continued development of Russia’s exports, but instead of solely relying on its natural resources, focuses on nationalized industries to increase its input of its own goods into tradable goods to compete with Western goods at significantly reduced prices, as well as with Chinese goods. He implements a progressive tax rate and improves the Russian healthcare system and education system with the new income levied.

Under Mironov, the Russian economy expanded consistently, albeit with a somewhat larger deficit as a result of his spending. His moves reduced income inequality and created a new welfare state of Russia that improved the lives of those living in poverty. He invested heavily into transport and into rural eastern cities to improve growth and to break the cycle of population decline. This would not see immediate effects, however, by 2018 the natural rate of population had begun to improve to a net positive especially when coupled with immigration rates. He also continued to improve the Russian Armed Forces. Including reducing its conscription rates in favour of a professional army.

On the geopolitical front, Mironov saw Russia expand its influence and partnerships abroad, including formalized stronger partnerships with Belarus and Armenia, as well as other EAEU states. In 2014, Mironov oversaw the occupation of Crimea, which was widely applauded in Russia and widely condemned outside of it. However, he ordered a referendum to take place in 2014 on the status of Crimea, which included international observers from the UN, China, the SCO, and the CSTO. The end result was a ceasefire that would continue to hold for some significant time, despite Zhrinovsky’s continued pressing for an immediate invasion. Nonetheless, he continued to expand the Russian military as a result.

In both the 2019 and 2020 elections in Russia, A Just Russia saw its successes continue in the ballot box, leading to Mironov’s appointed replacement Oksana Dmitriyeva winning in a landslide. Sergey Kiriyenko with United Russia took the opposition, the Union of Right Forces took third and the LDPR remained in four. The Communist Party and other smaller parties rounded out the 2020 Duma. Dmitriyeva attempted to replicate the successes of her predecessor, however, her attempts were stopped by the onset of COVID. Her handling of the pandemic was widely criticized and condemned by people on all sides, particularly for her long lockdowns and slow rate of vaccinations within Russia.

Her greatest successes included developing new industries focused on exporting goods and products to Asia, including China and India. Development of new free movement agreements with Belarus and Armenia. Expansion of the EAEU’s trade agreements and economic output, and increasing output of Russia’s natural resources to Asia and Africa. Her presidency also saw the South Ossetian referendum to join the Russian Federation which was finalized in 2023.

The 2023 Duma elections saw the rise of Kiriyenko’s big tent nationalist party United Russia take a plurality of seats, with A Just Russia falling into second and the LDPR gaining seats, now led by a new figure Alexei Didenko. This results in a United Russia-LDPR-Party of Growth coalition. The latter being a small, growing liberal-conservative party led by Boris Titov. The 2024 presidential election had a predictable result. Dmitriyeva finished third, behind Kiriyenko of a United Russia and the anti-war, pro-European, Alexei Navalny-led A Free Russia party. A Free Russia would rise all the way to fourth in the 2023 Duma elections, overtaking and merging with the Union of Right Forces along the way.

However, nonetheless, Kiriyenko’s election would see a new era of Russian politics. The center-left A Just Russia had given way to a more centrist economic and political approach as well as a generally more centrist-conservative social policy. Kiriyenko, who had been a Prime Minister under Yeltsin and one of the early reformers of Russia following Yeltsin, was elected on a platform of a “Strong Russia, Strong Economy, Strong Military” which was opposed to NATO expansion, yet softer on other issues regarding Europe. It was focused on developing its financial industry, connections with Asia and developing the EAEU into a strong economic and political alliance as well as growing the Union State into a political factor. The key issues facing the first-term president are Russia’s relations with China and the SCO, Russia’s relationship with the CSTO and Iran and the Middle East, and finding a permanent solution to the crisis of Ukraine.

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Postby Yelbland » Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:30 pm

Nationstates Name: Yelbland
Nation Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Capital: London
Territory: modern UK borders, territories
Population: 67.2 million
Official Language: English
Recognized Languages: Welsh, Gaelic
Flag: Union Jack
National Anthem (optional): God Save the Queen

Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II
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Head of Government: Ben Wallace
HoG Picture (If different from HoS):
Legislature Name: Parliment
Party in Power (If bicameral note who controls each): Conservative

GDP (PPP): 40,000$
GDP (Nominal): 2.7 trillion USD
Currency: Pound

Military Information (If different from irl you must indicate that here):
Active duty personnel raised to 250,000
Reserves raised to 50,000

Alliances (If different from IRL):
NATO, Commonwealth of Nations
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With the ousting of Boris Johnson by his own party, the Tories were able to put in power the Minister of Defense Ben Wallace into the position of PM. Wallaces commitment to greater military cooperation with NATO nations as well as watchful eye on the aggressions of China and Russia prove that he remains prepared to defend western democracy from the threat of authoritarianism. A shift in defense spending has raised the UK from 2% of its GDP to 3% in the past years as malignancy throughout the world by authoritarian powers challenges the balance of power.


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Postby Chewion » Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:31 pm

Hyidai wrote:Nationstates Name: Hyidai
Nation Name: The Republic of Liberia

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Postby Chewion » Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:37 pm

Reviewing the apps that have come in by tonight!

Also, in case it matters to anyone, the China I will be applying as is one where the CCP is not in power and a form of democracy has been established. That being said, the government is still very top-heavy and authoritarian/bureaucratic in nature. The most significant change to most folks I have pinned down rn is a foreign policy closer to Pre-Xi IRL China so none of that Wolf Warrior diplomacy nonsense. One major thing that I have happening is the PRC intervening in the Myanmar Coup on the side of Aung San Suu Kyi and the rightful government in 2021 since, even IRL, China and the military in Myanmar tend to not get along. This is just a very rough breakdown so folks have an idea if they need to reference China in their app. China is still competing with the US etc as a fast-growing power.
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Postby Newne Carriebean7 » Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:41 pm

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Nation Name: Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Krugeristan wrote:This is Carrie you're referring to. I'm not going to expect him to do something sane anytime soon. He can take something as simple as a sandwich, and make me never look at sandwiches with a straight face ever again.

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Postby Hypron » Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:52 pm

Nationstates Name: United Kingdom of Hypron
Nation Name: Konungariket Sverige (Kingdom of Sweden)
Capital: Stockholm, Sweden
Territory: IRL Sweden
Population: 10,384,830
Official Language: Swedish
Recognized Languages: N/A
Flag:
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Head of State: Carl XVI Gustav, King of Sweden
HoS Picture:
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Head of Government: Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson
HoG Picture (If different from HoS):
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Legislature Name: Riksdag
Party in Power (If bicameral note who controls each): The government, consisting of the Moderate Party and the Christian Democrats, maintains 152 seats in the Riksdag, with confidence and supply being provided by the Centre Party and the Liberals.

GDP (PPP): $574.094 billion
GDP (Nominal): $541.098 billion
Currency: Swedish krona

Military Information (If different from irl you must indicate that here): Same as IRL

Alliances (If different from IRL): Similar to IRL except for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

History Changes (Subject to review and approval by OP and Co-OP): With Prime Minister Stefan Löfven being ousted in September 2018, the Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristerson saw a perfect opportunity to exploit the Social Democrats' low support to take the Prime Ministership. Convincing the Alliance Parties (The Moderates, the Centre Party, Liberals, and Christian Democrats) to back his candidacy, he entered negotiations with the Social Democrats to garner support. On October 9, 2018, he announced his success in negotiations with the S/SAP and that he would be forming a government.

From 2018 to early 2020, the Kristerson I Cabinet had relatively easy governance. Their 2019 budget passed without issues, they managed to get enough votes to apply for NATO membership (which they ascended to NATO in July 2020), curtailed welfare benefits for immigrants, passed measures on border control, and ensured a growing economy through supporting the free market. All seemed good in Sweden, until COVID-19 hit.

When COVID-19 hit, the government went into action as rapidly as possible, implementing pandemic plans across the nation, granting emergency funding to the Public Health Agency of Sweden, and began contact testing across the nation. However, the Kristerson Cabinet took a lenient approach in certain areas, prioritizing keeping the economy running while only enacting social distancing measures and mask mandates compared to mass lockdowns.

This would come back to bite during the Winter Surge, causing a spike in cases across Sweden. The Kristerson Government, facing the spike in cases, passed harsher measures in response to the pandemic via a law in December 2021. However, this would pay off into Sweden’s overall recovery from the pandemic, with 87.1% of the population being vaccinated by April 2022.

The 2022 Swedish General Elections saw Kristerson reelected, forming a coalition with the Christian Democrats and gaining confidence from the other centrist parties, and has been governing since. But, now we reach 2025. The Swedish economy has been growing, COVID has been contained to an extent, and all is well. Though, with world affairs chugging along, it seems trouble is on the horizon for the Kingdom of Sweden.

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Nation Name: Arab Republic of Egypt
Uh, they're called green hearts.

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Postby Arvenia » Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:03 pm

NS Name: Arvenia
RP Name: Republic of Korea (대한민국/Daehan Minguk)
Capital: Seoul
Territory: South Korea
Population: 51,339,378
Official Language: Korean
Recognized Language: English
Flag: Taegukgi
National Anthem: "The Patriotic Song" (애국가/Aegukga)

Head of State: President Cho Dae-jung
HoS Picture: Seen to the right
Head of Government: Vice President Moon Suk-jung
HoG Picture: Seen to the left
Legislature Name: National Assembly (국회/Gughoe)
Legislative Houses: House of Councillors (참의원/Chamui-won) and House of Representatives (민의원/Minui-won)
Party in Power: National Republican Party (국민공화당/Gugmingonghwadang)

GDP (PPP): $2.759 trillion
GDP (Nominal): $2.217 trillion
Currency: South Korean won (₩)

Military Information: The South Korean military is still the same as IRL, except the ROK Marine Corps was officially made an independent branch through constitutional amendment in 2024. The military currently houses 3,300,000 troops (550,000 active troops and 2,750,000 reserve troops).

Alliances: South Korea has maintained a Mutual Defense Treaty with the US since 1953.

History Changes (Subject to review and approval by OP and Co-OP): Relations between South Korea and Japan has remained sour since the 20th century. Comfort women, the Yasukuni Shrine, the Liancourt Rocks and the raising of the Rising Sun Flag at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. These are the issues that would enable further tensions between both countries. In 2021, the diplomatic fallout came full ahead with the rise of a new right-wing nationalist movement in South Korea called Hyeongje (형제), which advocates for full retaliation against the Japanese for their historical and present atrocities against Koreans, as well as both support for Korean reunification and opposition to communism. By 2022, the movement became very popular among both South Koreans and Zainichi Koreans, thus making its opponent, the Juche movement, less popular outside of North Korea.

During the 2022 South Korean presidential election, a new party called the National Republican Party (국민공화당/Gugmingonghwadang) emerged and started to gain support due to its participation in the Hyeongje movement. Its founder and presidential candidate, Cho Dae-jung, promoted Korean reunification, economic stability, Christian values, national unity, Korean-American military cooperation and, most importantly, opposition to "Japanese imperialism". Standing in opposition to the Democratic Party of Korea, the People Power Party, the Justice Party and the People Freedom Party, the National Republican Party gained the upper hand due to the ongoing disputes between South Korea and Japan, as well as having reminded South Koreans of Japanese war crimes. The party also proceeded to paint both Japan and its people in a negative light, describing the Japanese as a "barbaric race" and accusing them of cooperating with the North Korean government. Once the election ended, the party won and Cho Dae-jung became President of South Korea. Afterwards, the new government implemented many policies, especially anti-Japanese ones. These policies include banning Japanese entertainment (J-Pop, J-Drama, anime, manga, etc), expelling Japanese people from South Korea, cracking down on the yakuza and restricting imports from Japan. Other policies include stronger cooperation between South Korea and the United States, crackdown on anti-American sentiment, promotion of democratic values, de-Japanization of the South Korean entertainment industry, support for climate change mitigation, denounciation of Park Chung-hee, increased population growth, stronger COVID-19 regulations, bigger emphasis on Korean history in South Korean schools and advocacy for Korean reunification under Seoul. The anti-Japanese sentiment later escalated when the new government banned South Koreans from visiting Japan, ordered all Japanese companies to leave South Korea for good and nullified the "Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea" (한일기본조약/Hanil Gibon Joyak). Later, the government began deporting all the chinilpa, Koreans who collaborated with Japan before and during WW2, to Japan. The government also expanded the term to include any South Korean who is fond of Japanese culture, owns Japanese products and/or has a relationship with a Japanese person. As a result, any form of pro-Japanese sentiment is punishable by either prison, death or outright deportation to Japan. These anti-Japanese policies formed the "Anti-Japanese Civil Act of 2022" (반일민법/Ban-il Minbeob), which the National Republican Party implemented upon coming to power. At the same time, relations soured between North Korea and South Korea after the former began feeling threatened by the Hyeongje movement, which was now in control of the latter. Meanwhile, the NRP is now exerting influence over Mindan (재일본대한민국민단), a pro-ROK group based in Japan.

In 2024, many constitutional amendments were made, the most prominent of which saw the position of Prime Minister (국무총리/Gungmuchongni) being replaced with that of Vice President (부통령/Butonglyeong) and the President being allowed to have two terms in office. Other amendments include the National Assembly (국회/Gughoe) becoming bicameral again and the President being allowed to dissolve it. The ROK Marine Corps became an independent branch of the South Korean military, while the Homeland Security Agency (국토안보부/Gugtoanbobu) was formed to deal with both domestic intelligence and national security. These amendments turned South Korea into the "Seventh Republic" (제7공화국/Jechil Gonghwaguk).

The year is now 2025 and President Cho Dae-jung has plans for his people. It is not sure how the future would look like, but the Hyeongje movement promises that "everything will be alright".

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Father Knows Best State

Postby Arvenia » Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:10 pm

NewLakotah wrote:
Arvenia wrote:Nationstates Name: Arvenia
Nation Name: Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Based Korea again this time?

What do you mean?
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Father Knows Best State

Postby American Pere Housh » Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:40 pm

Nationstates Name: APH
Nation Name: Republic of Germany
Government Type:Militaristic Absolute Monarchy
Leader:King Alexander
WA Ambassador: Eliza 'Vanny' Cortez
Secretary of Defense:Hitomi Izumi
Secretary of State:Alicia Cortez
Current Year:2750
I stand with the State of Israel.
2021 RPCountry:South Korea

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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Chewion » Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:59 pm

American Pere Housh wrote:Nationstates Name: APH
Nation Name: Republic of Germany

Noted
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Father Knows Best State

Postby American Pere Housh » Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:01 pm

Nationstates Name: APH
Nation Name: The Federal Republic of Germany
Capital: Berlin
Territory: Present day Germany
Population: 83.4 million
Official Language: German
Recognized Languages: Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic, Albanian, Russian, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, Dutch, Italian, Greek, Romanian, Hindustani, Spanish, English
Flag: Same as irl
National Anthem (optional): German National Anthem

Head of State: President Carsten Christoffer Linnemann
HoS Picture: President Carsten Christoffer Linnemann
Head of Government: Chancellor Armin Laschet
HoG Picture (If different from HoS): Armin Laschet
Legislature Name: The Bundestag
Party in Power (If bicameral note who controls each): The Christian Democratic Union has a 420 out of 736 seat majority

GDP (PPP): 5.3 trillion USD
GDP (Nominal): 4.4 trillion USD
Currency: The Euro

Military Information (If different from irl you must indicate that here): The German military has since 2000 has gradually increased its defense budget over the next 5 years to where it stands currently which is now 3% of Germany's GDP which for 2025 is 159 billion USD. These budget increases were especially justified after Russia illegally invaded and stole the Crimean Peninsula.


Tanks: 1200
Armored Vehicles: 13,000
SPA: 250
Towed Artillery: 500
MRL: 80

Helicopter Carrier: 1
Destroyer: 5 (1 under construction)
Frigates: 18 (3 under construction)
Corvettes: 10 (2 under construction)
Subs: 12 (2 under construction)
Patrol Vessels: 20 (4 under construction)
Mine Warfare: 20

Fighters: 210
Attack: 110
Transport: 43
Trainers: 90
Special mission: 80
Tankers: 6
Helicopters: 500
Attack Helicopters: 110

Alliances (If different from IRL): Same as IRL

History Changes (Subject to review and approval by OP and Co-OP): The only changes are that the CDU remains the Party in power and the German military is meeting its NATO defense budget requirements and is substantially larger than IRL. Germany never shut down its nuclear power plants thus has become less dependent on Russian oil and gas. Newer and safer nuclear reactors are being brought online to replace the older, less safe Russian designs that are being used today. Germany under Armin Laschet has taken a similar route to France on illegal immigration and has cut back on the acceptance of asylum claims and backs France's proposal to for increased funding to FRONTEX.



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Government Type:Militaristic Absolute Monarchy
Leader:King Alexander
WA Ambassador: Eliza 'Vanny' Cortez
Secretary of Defense:Hitomi Izumi
Secretary of State:Alicia Cortez
Current Year:2750
I stand with the State of Israel.
2021 RPCountry:South Korea

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