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Anderia

Anderian Federative Social Republic
(TBD)


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Motto:
"One people, one motherland, one destiny."
also
"Indivisible and Fraternal."

Anthem:
State Hymn of Our Motherland


Location of Anderia


Population

• 2017 estimate

184,711,716

• Density

32/km²

Capital

Grōžnūk

Largest City

Lisekaštok

Official Language

Anderian Common

Ethnic Groups

41.7% Anderian

25.4% Čeıtvan

16.6% Tzorduriz

10.6% Kuneunuit

5.7% Other

Religion

91.1% Vethizmenicism

2.7% Hamanszerist

6.2% Irreligious/Other

Demonym

Anderian

Government

Federal semi-
presidential
constitutional
ergatocratic republic

• President

Zergiŷ Zakarov

• Premier

Valentina Karmanova

• Chancellor

Konstantūn Pagaszko

Legislature

Supreme Congress

• Upper Chamber

Federal Council

• Lower Chamber

National Assembly

• Independent Chamber

Supreme People's
Assembly

Establishment

• Fall of TBDism

1989-1993

• Second Civil War

1993-2001

• Federative Republic

2001-2007

• Internal Security
Board Administration

2007-2008

• Republic Restored

2008-Present

Area

• Total

5,820,487 km²

• The Anderian
Motherland

5,752,738 km²

GDP (nominal)

• Total

$7.794 Trillion

• Per capita

$42,197

HDI (2015)

.872
very high

Currency

Andev (NDV)

Time zone

LST

GST

AOT

To Be Determined

UTC

Date format

dd.mm.yyyy (AD)

Drives on the

right

Calling code

+63

Internet TLD

.azdv

Anderia


Anderia (Anderian Common: Ānzvadivā, IPA: /a:nz.ʋɐ.di.ʋa/), officially the Anderian Federative Social Republic ((TBD)), is a sovereign ergatocratic syndicalist republic in southern [TBD]. Anderia covers approximately 5,756,397[citation needed]km² and has an approximate population of 184.7 million inhabitants. Anderia is organized as an asymmetric federation, exercising jurisdiction over 92 [federal subjects], grouped into 67 [Oblasts], 8 Territories, 1 District, 7 Federal Cities and their accompanying Federal Zones, and 5 Overseas Dependencies. Alternatively, the nation is divided into 19 Governorates, 11 Constituent Republics, or 3 "Districts". The country is a dominant-party state, currently governed by the All-Anderian National Worker's Unity Party with Grōžnūk as its capital in the Central Ruška governorate. Other major urban centers are Lisekaštok, Tobozgorsk, Aktaš-Ovloya, Zinim, and Pvorv.

Anderia is a cosmopolitan nation, governed by President, anthropologist, historian, and linguist Zergiŷ Zakarov since 2011. A member of the All-Anderian National Social Worker's Party and previously a member of the Communist Party, he has previously served as President (2001–2003), Premier (2008–2011), Colonel (1994–2000), and Deputy of the National Assembly (2003–2008). During his years in office, Zakarov has overseen Anderia's transition from Marxism-Leninism to a Syndicalist ergatocratic state and has been a symbol of honourable governance in the country. Anderia maintains an active wartime conscription system and a more passive peacetime compulsion for men and women, decided by lottery. Anderia is largely Vethizmenic, and workers enjoy workplace democracy and stringent health and safety legislation. Anderians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality, and they tend to view other more capitalist countries as immoral and corrupt. GDP per capita is an impressive $42,197, and distributed extremely evenly with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens. Violent crime is uncommon thanks to a capable and active police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare.

The complicated status of the Anderian government and internal subdivisions are in large part due to the inconclusive outcome of the Second Anderian Civil War and the numerous compromises that lead to its ultimate conclusion. The modern Anderian state is largely built on political compromises that have long lost their direct relevancy, and are now simply features of the political landscape. Many of the more significantly esoteric aspects were done away with in the brief military administration, though this also brought further complications of its own. Today, Anderia is a state that maintains a nuclear arsenal, and has one of the largest stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction on the globe. Anderia is considered to be a great power, largely due to their military, aerospace, and manufacturing roles in global affairs.

History


Andolia Before the Andic Invasions

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Andic Prehistory

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Kosūnko Era (1968–1985)

After a year of his Chairmanship, Kosūnko was voted into the Premiership by the [politburo]. This period, from 1969 to 1985, is known as the Kosūnko Era. His premiership began with significant economic growth and a vast improvement in the quality of consumer goods, as well as reforms regarding the reappropriation of abandoned national symbols. His attempts to reinvigorate Anderia ultimately soured, as within a decade the economic growth slowed and rapidly went into decline. His reign was also marked by the creation of a gentocracy. He was 69 when he took office, and his cabinet members all ranged between the ages of 60 and 80.

Shortly after his election, he addressed the People's Assembly and proposed his dream for a new union of culturally homogenous ethnicities. This goal was never really met, although it would culminate in the deportation of some 100,000 people. Kosūnko's primary policy moving away from Cvetkov's leadership style was the reintroduction of joint executive power amongst the [politburo]. This collective leadership immediately set to work continuing to ease tensions after the crisis the previous year, which they were initially successful with. They decentralized control over the economy, which while initially causing allocation issues in smaller cities eventually lead to a great deal of economic growth. While growth was promising, hard liners in the [politburo] became increasingly concerned that too much decentralization would be counterproductive to stability and halted reforms. The initial reform's benefits persisted for some time, with the re-emphasization of Marxism-Leninism and a revival of Vinovgradov Era propaganda campaigns. The adoption of major wage amendments and a focus on [Consumer Socialism] gave far more attention to expanding the availability of quality consumer goods. In addition, massive renovation and construction of housing occurred, and monthly rent dropped by around 60% for most workers. No other radical fiscal reforms were carried out during the Kosūnko Era, and economic growth began stagnating in the mid 1970s.

In the midst of his economic reforms, Kosūnko sought to revitalize Anderian nationalism and reinvigorate national symbols. The preexisting standard was replaced by a simpler triband with the national colours of Anderia. The Politburo granted Kosūnko the power to disband the Supreme People's Assembly, and in 1976 did so when motion was called to oust him for a constitutional violation. In this brief period of executive dominance, Kosūnko had the constitution altered to add an exception to his actions. The new amendment granted Kosūnko and the [politburo] near absolute executive control with legislative actions and sole authority over government spending. The stabilization policy enacted by Kosūnko after the 1968 crisis established a ruling gerontocracy, and political corruption became rampant on all levels of government. After one small anti-corruption campaign failed in 1971, Kosūnko abandoned all programs to reduce bribery. With Kosūnko's new hold on power over the government budget, military spending tripled in it's share of the budget from 1970 to 1980.

Under Kosūnko, there was a concerted effort to regain a strong Anderian national identity. It focused on the progressive, labour-oriented, and revolutionary heritage of Anderian history. Primary focus lay on the First Republic, the Aštok Commune, the Great Peasant's Revolution, and the birth of the Anderian labour movement. Despite this overt focus on ideals of Anderian history in line with the current politics of Anderia, the imperial heritage persistently asserted itself, particularly in the military. Statues of heroes from the [Tsarist] era that had been removed or even destroyed by the Vinovgradov Administration were returned to prominence, reflecting Anderia's revisionist attitude to its own history. Along with Kosūnko's other more authoritarian policies, he enacted strict laws on dissent. His harshness towards dissidents and further restrictions on academics lead to a rebirth in movements for democratic reform. In response to this, hundreds of artists and academics were sent into internal exile. In late 1978, a manifesto of the 'Democratic Communists for a New Anderia' appeared and began circulating in the Anderian population. After its publication, the state initiated a program subjecting literature, one of the few vehicles of opposition and nonconformism, to ideological attacks and censorship. One of Kosūnko's arguably more positive contributions was the reinvigoration of the Anderian Orthodox Church. He established the State Secretariat for Church Affairs in 1980, and in 1981 formally legalized the opening of new churches in Anderia. A prominent feature of Kosūnko's rhetoric was rabid xenophobia, and he was often quick to place blame for Anderian problems on foreign governments and bourgeois conspirators. He went as far as expelling ambassadors from several countries, even ones who were nominally socialist. Although Kosūnko did back down from the expulsion of foreign dignitaries, he stepped up his rhetorical attacks against the west. He stated that western governments were trying to undermine Anderia at all levels, even sports, during the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Because of the high demand for tea, imports were one of the most important for consumers. A massive rise in tea prices in 1983 led to a sextupling of the annual costs of importing tea compared to previous years. As a result, in mid 1984 the [politburo] withdrew most tea from sale, limited use in restaurants, and effectively removed its provision in public offices and state enterprises. A notorious new type of tea was introduced, which had a significantly more mixed content and involved a large amount of filler herbs. Unsurprisingly, the new tea was generally detested, and the whole episode became informally known as the 'tea crisis.' The emergency passed after 1985 as world prices began to fall again, as well as increased supply through an agreement between Anderia and Traestan, the latter being one of the planet's largest producers. It is commonly accepted that the stress induced by the tea crisis contributed to Kosūnko's failing health and eventual death in May of 1985.

The society and culture of the Socialist Federal Republic's new way of life reached maturity under Kosūnko's rule, particularly with his New Social Revolution in 1972. His reign saw massive shift from a largely rural society to a majority urban one, with education rising faster than any point since Vinovgradov's schooling programs. In stark contrast to previous times dominated by terror and conflict, the Kosūnko Era constituted a period of continuous development without interruption. Kosūnko truly believed that by the new millennium (pure) communism would be achieved, and this sense of optimism was upheld by his cabinet, who made it their mission to develop socialism for international spread. Part of this optimism, however, blinded Kosūnko to serious structural problems the country was suffering through and would ultimately lead to the Second Anderian Civil War. Kosūnko openly declared the onset of a modern era of 'Mature Socialism' and promised that Anderia would take a position of leadership in a new world order. Mature Socialism was described as socialism that had attained 'developed conditions', the result of perfecting the socialist society which had been created. Mature Socialism became a cornerstone of Kosūnko's administration, even if its claims were counterfactual to the reality of everyday life. This dissonance between the leadership and the people was a major contributing factor to the downfall of SFR Anderia. Kosūnko, unlike his more 'conservative socialist' counterparts, was quick to adopt historical heroes and contextualize them to the new regime, and was far more open to media and products typically considered to be 'decadent western goods'. The Anderian black market for consumer goods exploded under Kosūnko, and lead to a thriving underground knockoff industry. Music during this period was highly critical of Anderia's past leaders like Vinovgradov and his anti-democratic systems, in part as a veiled attack on Kosūnko himself. In a 1981 report, a well known journalist commented on the apathy of the youth towards the system and accused the west of using concepts like consumerism, religion, and nationalism to promote the pervasive view that life is better overseas. Kosūnko's rule saw a permanent rise in Anderia's standard of living and Gross Domestic Product, and Anderian citizens were considerably better off after his tenure than before despite the economic stagnation he brought. When economic growth stalled in the 1970s, government focus shifted onto improving the standard of living and housing quality. Instead of being more attentive to the stagnant economy, Kosūnko extended social benefits to mask the economic strife. During the Kasynko era there were definite material improvements for the Anderian citizen. The cheap provision of consumer goods, food, shelter, clothing, sanitation, health care and transport, were taken for granted by the common Anderian. The common citizen associated Kosūnko's rule more with its limitation than its progress, and as a result Kosūnko earned little admiration or respect until long after his death. Rates of alcoholism, mental illness, divorce and suicide rose significantly during the Kosūnko era. It could be said that women had made marked social progress since the 1915 Revolution and by the Kosūnko era, they consisted of a substantial number of sole breadwinners in the country. Professions like the medical field had a large female workforce, and some of the most desirable jobs including the state bureaucracy and the military became places of equal opportunity. 'Rigidification' became a common feature in Anderian Society. During the Vinovgradov era in the 1920s to the 1940s, a worker could expect promotion to a white-collar job if they considered and obeyed the authorities. In the Kosūnko Administration, this was not the case. Holders of attractive offices clung to them as long as possible; and incompetence was unseen as a good enough reason to dismiss anyone. In this way, in addition to the others previously mentioned, the society Kosūnko built for his successors had become static and unresponsive.

Ultimately, despite his domestic failures later in his rule, his foreign affairs and defense policies solidified the international status of Anderia. His favour over time declined proportionally to the economy, and his rule truly marked the end of mainstream popularity of Marxism-Leninism. His policies and leadership chiseled away at all but the most loyal supporters. Still, Kosūnko had supporters even in the wake of the tea crisis and his death. Following his death, political wrangling led to harsh criticism of him both personally and as a leader. Subsequent leaders would refer to his tenure as the 'Kosūnko Hibernation', comparing the policies he went for a bear 'gobbling up resources and then taking a long sleep'. Aside from the socio-economic stagnation Kosūnko left to the nation, there was also a heritage of political and personal values. When Kosūnko died he left behind a gerontocracy, a group of leaders who were significantly older than most of the adult population. Since his death, opinions among historians and the general public have been split, with 61% polled in 2009 saying that Kosūnko's reign had been a good one overall. Kosūnko's death was mourned by the majority of Anderians. The political corruption which had grown substantially during Kosūnko's tenure had become a critical problem to Anderia's economic development by the 1980s. In response succeeding leaders initiated nationwide anti-corruption campaigns, which were largely successful. Kosūnko's regime was also criticized for ideological laxness and self-indulgence. Support for Marxism–Leninism continued to be evident amongst the people, however, its base of support slowly withered during the Kosūnko Era. Anderians still stayed wary of such concepts as liberal democracy and multi-party systems, and because of it, Marxism–Leninism remained the leading belief in the country. Following the dissolution of the Socialist Federal Republic and the Second Anderian Civil War, many Anderians viewed the Kosūnko era with nostalgia. Manye long for the stability of that time which had later been lost during the war and the events leading up to it.

Ulčankov Era (1985–1989)

As early as 1985, whispers among the upper party spread urgent messages about the state of Anderia and the need for reforms, which culminated in an early formal motion to create a Confederation/Commonwealth of Anderian States, with an economic system moving away from centralized authority and command planning. Ulčankov levied tentative support for the motion, a supporter of the party through and through but flexible on economic issues. Being one of a select few middling party members Kosūnko had kept close, and being inoffensive to most party members at this time, he was quickly elevated through the ranks until he had become General-Secretary of the Party in early december of 1995.

Dissolution of the Socialist Republic and the Second Anderian Civil War

Destabilization (1989–1993)

Ulčankov's Premiership, which many had looked to as an era of liberalization in its beginnings, were beginning to turn sour for many people. Mass unrest shook the country throughout 1989, and processes of reform were accelerated. The Joint Military Commission and the Commissariat of State Security, staffed primarily with party hardliners from the Kosūnko Era, began to express distrust and even outright opposition to the party reformists and made shows of their independence from the party's central leadership.

With Ulčankov's popularity within the party and with the people steadily declining, the Joint Military Commission decided to step in. All entrances to Grōžnūk were closed by military forces, and tanks rolled down the boulevard, surrounding the Presidential Palace. Ulčankov, upon seeing the tanks approaching from his office, formally resigned before the palace was stormed. Ulčankov and his wife were shot as the final rooms were being secured. Formally, the line of succession went to Dzmitriy Zvarovskszyo, who was outside the capitol at the time. The Minister of War was sworn in as Generalissimus, a rank only previously held by Vinovgradov who established a military government over the country.

In Pvorv, Zvarovskszyo declared Anderian Socialism to be dead, called for free and fair elections, then resigned in the following days. In many parts of the country that the military had failed to effectively secure began holding elections. In the northern mountainous republics, a rival government was organized as the Anderian Democratic Federative Republic. It had no domestic military and had little legitimacy outside of the mountains, but talks between the military government and the ADFR were embraced in order to avoid civil war.

As the military government struggled to maintain power, the working relationship between the different branches of the military and the CSS began to break down. Political maneuvering among bureaucrats was matched by open fighting in the streets. The CSS spearheaded a string of assassinations against their former allies, and soon power was usurped in the capitol by the secret police. With the deposition of military high command, many areas outside of the capitol fell into the hands of warlords. As the situation continued to deteriorate, the CSS-run Domestic Security Board agreed to hold elections nationwide.

After more resignations, the first multi party election since 1919 was held. The People's Opportunity Movement, a conservative and neoliberal party, won the election by a slim margin. The new president Miszcko Brotzkiy sprung into action, outlawing the All-Anderian Communist League and doing large scale military purges. This prompted massive protests that culminated in demonstrators in Kokoszcka Square being gunned down by the police, which resulted in riots across Lisekaštok. The army moved in and pushed the rioters back to the square. The Battle of Kokoschka Square ended when an unknown woman temporarily stopped the advance of a column of tanks on June 5th. In the chaos, a 28 year old Zergiŷ Zakarov founded the All-Anderian National Worker's Unity Party in response to the outlawing of his previous party.

Fighting Begins (1993–1994)

In 1993, the building tensions in Anderia came to a head. In Lisekaštok, paramilitaries under the influence of Zakarov started a protest against Brotzkiy that soon devolved into a riot. Political violence spread across the country like wildfire, and Brotzkiy fled the capital. Brotziy's hasty flight was seen by the population at large as an admission of criminality, and when he was detained by remaining communist loyalists in the army he was given a brief show trial and executed.

Čeıtva soon after made a unilateral declaration of independence from Anderia, declaring itself an independent People's Republic. This was coupled with Zergiŷ Zakarov's proclamation of the Anderian Social Republic, with a government modeled on the unrealized liberalization plans of Ulčankov, who had been to afraid of challenging the status quo directly which lead to his downfall.

This left a situation with the ADFR controlling the northeast, the ČPR controlling the north-central regions, and the Anderian Social Republic controlling the south.

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1997

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1998

The remaining government of the Aktaszc Republic formally surrenders its sovereignty by signing the Aktaszc-Ovloya Accord, recognizing a state of perpetual union between them and the Anderian Social Republic.

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Paramilitary groups loyal to the Anderian Labour Union and the Communist Party began to butt heads with the MLP backed National Front. The Proletarian's Party (a direct heir to the Anderian Communist Party) under the leadership of Sergei Sakarov denounced the actions of the Central Government and declared that the government was no longer legitimate. While the governments of the Republic of Anderia and Garbova and the Anderian Federation failed to recognize each other, the 'Two Anderias Solution' prevented the two administrations from open hostilities. In 1997, relations faltered after Republican forces besieged a Federation military stronghold near the unofficial border. This lead to a fully fledged conflict which began the Second Anderian Civil War. In 1998, the Federation Army largely collapsed and was absorbed into the Anderian National Front. They sought to preserve the unity of the whole of Anderia by crushing any secessionist governments as ethnic tensions flared. With increased nationalism in the Federation government, Mishko Brotsky was replaced with the far right nationalist Prodan Zajik. The governent evoked Anderian nationalist rhetoric and was willing to use the Union cause to preserve the unity of ethnic [Ethnic Group, that isn't bad lol] in one state. As a result, the began to lose [NotSlovenes], [NotCroats], [NotPoles], [NotFinns], and [NotRomanians], and effectively became [NotSerb] army. The war ended through the KA backed New Millennium Compromise in 2000 after hostilities largely stopped in 1999, involving full international recognition of the new state. After the ANF fell apart due to infighting, the Republic Army found evidence many crimes including ethnic cleansing and rape. The Yanatsk genocide was the first Andolian war crime since the Great War to be formally judged as genocidal in character and many key individual participants were later charged. In 2000, the Compromise agreement was signed uniting the two groups under the Federal Republic of New Anderia. After the agreement was signed, Traestan agree to cede occupied territories to the new republic while Dolphiland did not. In 2003, this initiated the St. Palmersburg war which lasted 17 weeks and ended in former Anderian territories being ceded and the annexation of North Muskovo. The Shuksin Treaty later created the Yanatsk Free Territory as an autonomous zone within Anderia. Ultimately fighting completely ended in 2006 after failed secessionist movements were put down.

Demographics


Population

Language

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History of Spoken Anderian

Main article: History of the Andic Languages

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Government


Anderia's tricameral legislature is an oddity resulting from the treaty that ended the 2nd Anderian Civil War. Originally, the two independent governments vying for power were supposed to merge all of their overlapping institutions, however no agreement regarding how the unicameral legislature of the Anderian Social Republic and the bicameral legislature of the Anderian Federation would be merged could be reached. Eventually, a compromise was reached where powers would be split among all three bodies, with the Supreme People's Assembly being integrated as a third house. A proposal was made to remove "Supreme" from the title, however the motion received harsh resistance from hardliners within the communist party.

The three house system (plus the powers granted to the Congress as a wholistic entity) eventually agreed upon are the:

• Federal Council holds powers relating to government finance, foreign affairs, and war. Representatives are appointed by a Governor and approved by the local assembly of a fully incorporated federal subject.

• National Assembly holds powers relating to fully enacting laws proposed by the Supreme People's Assembly, and can propose laws of it's own and elect them with a three-fifths majority. Representatives are gathered by population from each federal subject, approximately one seat for every 250,000 citizens rounded to the nearest ten. Whichever party gains the most votes at the national level is automatically given control of half of the legislature, and the rest of the seats are divvied out proportionately.

• Supreme People's Assembly holds powers relating to the impeachment of officials in all branches of government, the proposal and selection of new laws to be confirmed by the National Assembly, and if granted a two-thirds majority can enact law without the confirmation of the National Assembly. 50 seats represent the Communist Party of the Federal Republic of Anderia and are appointed by the Party Chairman, 85 seats are allotted to major industrial syndicates, corporate groups, technocrats, and scientists. Technically the assembly only mandates 100 seats, elected by nationwide proportional representation, with additional seats being added for every 300,000 citizens.

• Supreme Congress as a whole holds powers relating to the proposition of alterations to the constitution which then are decided upon by refferenda.

Additionally, Anderia employs a form of sortition, with 50 people being subpoenaed to act as voters in the legislature.

The President is elected by single-transferable vote for a five-year term and is eligible for 2 consecutive terms. They are the Supreme Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, can veto legislative bills before becoming law, and alongside the Premier appoints the State Diet, a consultative assembly who act as an advisory board equal to the cabinet. The Premier is elected from the National Assembly and Supreme People's Assembly and then confirmed by the Supreme Congress. The President and Premier tend to act as co-rulers, making Anderia de-facto a diarchy. All officials in the executive and legislative branch are subject to popular recall if a petition with greater than a fifteenth of the electorate for that representative is signed. Upon such a petition making the rounds, a referendum will be held on their position in office.

Anderia's top-tier court system is split into four semi-disticnt branches:

• Constitutional Court deals primarily with constitutional law. Its main authority is to rule on whether laws that are challenged are unconstitutional.

• Supreme Court is the final court of appeal. The decisions of the Supreme Court are not subject to further review by any other court. It is also the parent of two branches of equal standing that handle specific aspects of the law.

• Military Collegium of the Supreme Court is specifically charged with trying cases involving senior military personnel, as well as acting as a supervisor for military tribunals. It holds the power to try the administrations of the Commissariats of War and Defense, the Joint Military Commission, the Major-General of the Armed Forces, Field Marshals, and equivalent ranks.

• Supreme Administrative Court is in charge of handling cases where a citizen has a case against a high ranking government official or a government agency. It also has jurisdiction over many political matters, such as the formation and closure of political parties, jurisdictional boundaries between government entities, and the eligibility of persons to stand for public office.

Judges for these four courts are appointed by the President. The Supreme Court and Supreme Administrative Court are higher level versions of District Courts, with the General Courts being the lowest rung of the court structure.

Political Ideology

Anderia's political scene has been dominated by the All-Anderian National Worker's Unity Party (Prozaǵźvaž Vaınel-Ānzvazivińezvaž Meǵeźmev Ńeźńźtavagemev Ciġgemev) and it's ideology of [Anderian Path] since the party was voted into power in 2001 and restored in 2007. Due to the nature of Anderia's dominant party politics and the relationship between the Government and the Party of Power, the ideology and the party's influence over government affairs have become deeply entrenched but not unbreakable as evidenced in the 2003 elections where the Conservatives took power until 2006.

The ideology itself originated from the so-called right wing of the All-Anderian Communist League, and rose to prominence after Zergiŷ Zakarov published and circulated a new party program in 1994 and taking a direct leading role in the Second Anderian Civil War. It is a syncretic ideology, that borrows from all manner of political tendencies even adopting seemingly contradictory positions and notably being highly critical of Marxism. It promotes a Mass-Line Vanguard Coalition to take the position of a Party of Power, leading a progressive revolutionary government that is illiberal and strict, but fiercely democratic and champions civil liberties. The position of the Anderian Path to Socialism, and even the use of the term socialism, has been the subject of some debate. While rejecting Marxism as an ideology, it maintains countless outgrowths of Marxist thought and makes liberal usage of Marxist jargon. Similarly, it rejects the "forces of reaction" while retaining rhetoric that wouldn't be unheard of in a more conservative context.

Economically, the positions of [Anderian Path] are multifaceted. On one hand, there's a definite appreciation for distributism, believing that private property should be disseminated amongst the populace in the form of family owned and distributive-cooperative businesses. Property of this type is based primarily on use, but private property rights on the micro scale are protected. Furthermore, trade-based syndicates would help organize these disparate businesses into a coherent economic mission to ensure that a degree of efficiency is maintained. There are implications however, due to the lack of solid restrictions on size for cooperative enterprise. Indeed, as industrial self management proceeded, it became increasingly difficult to manage in the same way as the smaller local enterprises. From there, it was determined that the state would take more direct management over vital sectors of the economy and heavy industries, while these intermediate sized cooperatives would be left to their own devices, simply having to acknowledge government overseers in management. The economy at this level operates according to a decentralized planned economy, where goods are created on a subscription basis for the consumer. This is contrasted with the lower level syndicate production which is functionally indistinguishable from a cooperative market economy. The next economic tier up is made up of corporate groups with more direct state management. These are still under the control over the working class, but here the union's role is to balance the needs of the workers and the needs of the state and nation. They are still granted a great deal of autonomy, with state appointed managerial technocrats having a great deal of freedom insofar as they produce results and are harmonious with labor. These corporations, although typically autonomous, are usually the only organizations ever mobilized from a state directed command model for development.

On a social level, the [Anderian Path] seeks to reinvigorate the Anderian nation, venerating it's shared language, history, and culture. This nationalism is associated with a strong sense of absolute sovereignty, that international interests will not shape how Anderia presses forward in it's revolutionary direction. This does not preclude international cooperation or permiss the worsening of foreign conditions, but does reject the placing of outside interests above the interests of the nation. The Anderian nation is defined as the people who speak Anderian, inhabit the Andic realm, and share the same history and practice. This nationalism has a distinctive leftist flair to it, standing for popular sovereignty and social equality. Thus, the nation in this conception is not racial or tribal, but rather a historically unified group of people and the land they inhabited. The ideology is also very socially progressive, championing the rights of women and the LGBT community. In contrast to the social progressivism, there is an undeniable secular religiosity that underpins the movement, paying deep respect for institutions, teachings, and practices of religion while being far more hesitant to accept faith in god, with many members describing themselves as agnostics or atheists while still maintaining a very healthy relationship with the church. The movement is also explicitly militarist, with some 32% of the Armed forces being card carrying members of the AASNWUP. Military jargon, like Marxist jargon, also finds liberal usage in government and party communications. Salutes, both the salute of the military (the right hand, palm down, is brought to the right temple, almost touching) and the party salute (the right hand, palm down, is placed over the heart) are pervasive among military and civilians alike.

Foreign Relations and Military

Ground Forces

Artillery Corps

Mountaineer Corps

Strategic Polar Forces

Strategic Airborne Forces

Border Guard

Internal Security Forces

Navy

Marine Corps

Air Forces

Strategic Missile Command

Coast Guard

Strategic Support Forces

Strategic Orbital Forces

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Political Parties

There are six major political parties in Anderia. The Anarchist Front (name xd) is the largest party currently.

Name

Ideology

General Secretary

MPs

All-Anderian National Social Worker's Party

Neo-Andism

Zergiŷ Zakarov

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Totalist League

Strasserism, Left-Wing Nationalism

Alekśandźr Stern

133

Greyshirts

Clerical Fascism, Legitimism

Zbynıek Grzal

96

Party of Anderian Social Democracy

Social democracy, Social Liberalism

Hana Ōrzaska

169

Communist Party of the New Anderia

Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Khruschevism

Yelešev Yegorovicz

169

Conservatives

Christian Democracy, National Conservatism

Josif Lācowsk

169

All-Anderian Communist League

Marxism-Leninism, Brezhnevism

Abząl Madijarev

169

Progressive Socialists

Ethnic Nationalism, National Bolshevism

169

God & Labour

Christian Socialism, Communalism

169

Motherland Patriotic Union

Anderian Ultranationalism, Neoconservatism

169

Alternative

Trotskyism, Stratocracy

169

Independents

60

The Anarchist Front is the ruling party, which has formed a minority goverment with the former ruling party the United Worker's Party.

2001

2001 General Election

2001 General Election

MPs

2002

Neo-Andism

Zergiŷ Zakarov

224

2003

Strasserism, Left-Wing Nationalism

Alekśandźr Stern

133

2004

Clerical Fascism, Legitimism

Zbynıek Grzal

96

2005

Social democracy, Social Liberalism

Hana Ōrzaska

169

2006

Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Khruschevism

Yelešev Yegorovicz

169

2007

Christian Democracy, National Conservatism

Josif Lācowsk

169

2008

Marxism-Leninism, Brezhnevism

Abząl Madijarev

169

2009

Ethnic Nationalism, National Bolshevism

169

2010

Christian Socialism, Communalism

169

2011

Anderian Ultranationalism, Neoconservatism

169

2012

Trotskyism, Stratocracy

169

2013

60

Demographics


Religion

Main articles: Vethizmenic Christianity, Hamanszera

Anderians have practiced Vethizmenic Christianity since the 10th century, with the first records of foreign missionaries being from around 956. Vethizmenicism was first brought to the forefront Saint Kostas of Vlahać in 983 in the "Great Baptism" (known as the Great Heresy outside of Anderia), when Yustun the Great and his people were baptized in Aštok. Within fifty years, the Vethizmenic Church had established itself across all of the Andic kingdoms and principalities, although much of the Andic population preserved a double belief in both indigenous folk religion and Vethizmenic Christianity.

In 1363, the previously united Vethizmenic Church experienced it's only major and long-lasting schism, with the eastern Kingdoms abandoning Orthodoxy to follow the teachings of Ibraḥ Hadi to create an organized splinter group of Hathite Vethizmenicism.

After the 1915 Revolution through the 1930s, the Vethizmenic Church was the victim of extreme repression until a brief reprieve in the mid 1940s and reinvigoration in the 1970s. In both periods of the Church becoming more accepted once again in Anderian society, the Church's doctrine was adapted to the political situation of Marxism-Leninism at the time. This made a sizeable minority of Church goers and officials in both the Orthodox and Hathite branches promote an allegorical interpretation of the Vethizmenic Bible. In the periods of repression however, many of the devoutly religious fled south. In 1950 it became official policy to relocate and deport the extremely religious to the Kłorniy District, and in 1952, it as granted rights as an autonomous region. People began conducting pilgrimages to the Vethizmenic Autonomous Zone, and now it has developed into a holy site of Anderian Vethizmenicism.

Vethizmenicism is noteworthy for being the only development of the gnostic movement that survived and thrived past the Church's early days, with it being the only major sect of it's kind to this day.

Before the introduction of Christianity, Andic peoples practiced a collection of folk religions collectively known as Hamanszera, literally "spirit path". It is characterized by shamanism, animism, totemism, polytheism, ancestor worship, and other ritual practices. It is still practiced formally by nearly 5 million Anderians, and is often co-practiced as a secondary faith to Anderian Vethizmenicism. Hamanszera is undergoing an organized revival in the Anderian southeastern regions.

Culture


Cinema & Animation

Anderian artists experimented and dabbled in Animation from the early 1920s to the late 1960s, but without any major studios it never was able to take off. This changed in the early 1970s, with the formation of Hamanžom (Hamanzoḏźoy Žomassz) as the Animation Office of the State Office of the Arts which lead to a two decade golden Age of Anderian animation. Anderian animation of this time was expensive and avant-garde, usually having conclusions that were heavily abstract and surreal. It often contained elements of biological and psychological horror and was deeply critical of the rest of mainstream Anderian art and its role in politics. As the economic situation of Anderia's government declined, and the Civil War began Anderian animation all but died as an industry, with the privatization of Hamanžom leading to it's ultimate split into a dozen animation companies that had all gone out of business by 2003 except for Otonnoh Animation (Otonnoh Hamanzoḏźoy). The most notable film from this era is ARIKSI (1986), an adult biohorror cyberpunk film with a total runtime of 234 minutes set in a dystopian and post apocalyptic 2019.

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