by Max Barry

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The Summatory Socialist Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

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Government & Ideology

Summatory ("Sigma") Socialism
Socialism with Captiotian Characteristics

Primary theorists:
Julian Goldstone (natural scientist, philosopher)
Galena "Bunny" Green (educator, labor activist)
Victoria Kowalski (historian, economist)
Robert "Mr. Electric" Lookescope (revolutionary)

3 sources of power:
-Worker's Councils
-Elected Professionals
-Direct Democracy

Power is divided between three branches with the ability to approve or contest actions of the other branches. Each branch shares legislative, executive, and judicial power, but their structures tend to lead them to adopt certain roles in the government.

Government by Workers
Councils organized on economic basis (e.g. by workplace or industry), fully integrated into economy at all levels of society, composed of and validated by workers. Carries out government policy and functions as executive branch.
-Cooperative/Union
-Local Council
-District Council
-Prefectural Council
-National Council

Government by Professionals
Body of elected professional politicians and intellectuals organized into political parties. Under leadership of Sigma Party, it guides direction of national policy and thus functions as legislative branch.
-District Senate
-Prefectural Senate
-National Senate

Government by the Masses
Direct, deliberative democracy for all citizens, fully free and open, holds scheduled and regular referenda as well as arbitrary review of any government action. Functions as judicial branch.
-Local Forum
-District Forum
-Prefectural Forum
-National Forum

The Sigma Party represents a summation of the interests of the Captiot as a whole. It leads formulation of core policy within the legislature as verified by a continuous state of national confidence. Other parties are encouraged to flourish as to appropriately represent the diverse interests of the Captiotian people.

Science, technology, engineering, and math are vital to the betterment of society if controlled democratically by the masses and guided by a progressive, social ideology and a party to execute it.

Human rights under an ethical industrialized socialist society in the modern era include:
-Healthy Food
-Clean Water
-Adequate Housing
-Sustainable Energy
-Health Services
-Lifelong Education
-Reliable Transportation
-Universal Telecommunications
-Freedom from Violence
-Self-Determined Work and Leisure
-Collective Ownership of Economy

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