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Political Structure of Yegla Islands - a recap (WIP)





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The following documents encompass a series of informational pieces and datasheets on the Yeglan political structure, and the personnel involved in its operation. More documentation will be added as it is written, declassified or discovered.






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As befitting a single-party state, Yegla Islands are ruled in their entirety by the United Yeglan Party, or UYP for short. This governing body is headed by a Vozhd (or simply Leader) - currently Dmitri Rasputin - who rules for life. They Vozhd is advised by a council of Ministers, whose jurisdiction falls over their respective areas of control. The election of Ministers is a process confined to the upper echelons of government, and overseen by the Vozhd himself. Their current lineup includes:

Minister of War - Albrecht Von Liebowitz

Tall, broad-shouldered. Brown hair, green eyes. Wide, slightly curled mustache. Usually seen in military dress. Quick to anger, but reluctant to resort to physical violence. Surprisingly shrewd negotiator. Fiercely competitive with his twin sister.

Has pushed for the usage of more advanced technology in the armed forces, as well as the adoption of encirclement and harassment tactics via heavy use of aircraft and long-range artillery. Advocates military expansion as a solution to predicted housing crises.

Minister of Labour - Arkadiy Shapovalov

Average height. Brown hair, brown eyes. Formal dress. Impatient, especially with Ministry meetings. Ex-olympic athlete, remains an avid sportsman.

Has successfully coordinated a complete reform of the Yeglan government's Labour wing, resulting in a significant efficiency boost. Is currently working with other Ministers to lessen severity of immigration laws, with the end goal of providing an influx of labour.

Minister of Science - Fedor Arshnievskiy

Tall, gaunt. Black hair, blue eyes. Often unshaven. Semi-formal dress, generally scruffy appearance. Nearly always sleep-deprived and lethargic. Far more attentive than he seems.

Has steadily directed scientific advancement towards military science and biotechnology. Is responsible for the current policy of crossdfunding between research institutions and the military.

Minister of Education - Georgiy Savushev

Average height, stocky build. Brown hair, brown eyes. Semi-formal dress. Openly friendly and compassionate. Successful author of a series of novels.

Has worked to develop a nationwide balanced educational program, with a focus on the sciences. Was successful in removing most spiritual matters from the national curriculum during the Sernil Debates, and contributed heavily to the expulsion of the Minister of Religion from office.

Minister of Religion - N/A (position currently vacant)

Minister of Foreign Relations - Annabelle Von Liebowitz

Tall. Brown hair, green eyes. Formal dress. Manipulative and often ruthless, but holds the nation's best interests to heart. Fiercely competitive with her twin brother.

Has worked towards the establishment of extensive espionage networks in neighboring states. Is often at odds with the Minister of War in relation to foreign policy, and has unsuccessfully attempted to curtail military spending.

Minister of Ecology - Evgeni Lavrov

Average height. Red hair, blue/green eyes. Informal dress. Nervous and jittery. Distrustful of most other Ministers, exhibits low-grade paranoia.

Has unsuccessfully lobbied for both the transfer of Stiln into his direct jurisdiction, and the creation of artificial islands as a solution to predicted housing crises. Is currently unpopular with majority of other Ministers, and holds an uncertain position.

Minister of Finance - Innokentiy Ilyich

Average height. Blonde hair, heterochromia (green/gray). Formal dress, often excessive jewelry. Calm and reserved, seldom speaks more than he has to.

Has maintained a stable flow of government spending towards the armed forces and educational institutions. Is attempting the complete elimination of spirituality from the budget chart, and is supported in this by the Ministers of Science and Education.

Minister of Industry - Ekaterina Bogdanova

Below-average height. Black hair, green eyes. Semi-formal dress. Cheerful and energetic, though often preoccupied. Highly dedicated to her position.

Has continued her predecessor's efforts towards the expansion of the arms manufacturing industry, allowing for practical self-sufficiency. Responsible for the complete eradication of the black market.

Minister of Tourism - Albert Popov

Average height. Blond hair, blue eyes. Semi-formal dress. Courteous and friendly, though usually reserved.

Has continuously advocated for ecologically-sustainable tourism, and promoted marketing of Yegla Islands as an environmentally stunning location. Is closely acquainted with the Minister of Ecology.

Minister of Infrastructure - Denis Yaroslavov

Tall, overweight. Brown hair, brown eyes. Neatly-trimmed goatee. Formal dress. Formal and to-the-point, generally dry in tone. Lacks a sense of humor.

Has worked towards expanding the public transport network to more outlying islands, and has steadily subsumed jurisdiction over ecologically-sound construction projects from the Minister of Ecology. Proposes the expansion of existing cities into subterranean areas as a solution to future housing crises.

Minister of the Interior - Eduard Timurovich

Average height. Black hair, blue eye. Face scarred, wears eyepatch over missing left eye. Unusual dress, favouring long coats in all seasons and environments. Never seen without gloves. Quiet manner of speech.

In control of the Commissariat, responsible for the regulation of government agencies and enforcement of production quotas. Well-known for his fierce loyalty to the Vozhd and robust network of informants.

Each Minister is typically advised by several aides whose numbers, identities and function are determined by the Minister themselves. From there, governmental structure is steadily divided into a complex network of subsets and departments. These go as follows:

  • Departments
    Varying size, number and function, depending on the ministry they are part of. Each ministry also features a Department of Oversight, operated by the Ministry of the Interior (and, by extension, the Commissariat), responsible for coordination and political monitoring. There may also be overlap between ministerial jurisdiction over department - for example, the Department of Foreign Intelligence, while technically operative under the Commissariat (and therefore the Ministry of the Interior), is also a subset of the Ministry of Foreign Relations.

  • Sub-Departments
    Each department is composed of these. Size, number and function vary by departments.

  • Committees
    Groups and collectives that make up each sub-department. Size, number and function vary, but most are relatively large gatherings, roughly equivalent to a board of executives (and their accompanying subordinate structure).

  • Sub-Committees
    Each committee is composed of these. Sub-committees may also be divided into further sub-committees if necessary. No unifying traits in size, number and function are present, and each sub-committee is typically adapted for dealing with a specific aspect of national function, ranging from the relatively broad (e.g. the Greater Sub-Committee of Ironworking) to the specific (e.g. the Third Lesser Sub-Committee of Clothes Retail Employment Benefit Distribution).




All of the above is regulated by the aforementioned Commissariat. Commissars tend to hold considerable political sway, and are often handpicked by the Minister of the Interior. It is their responsibility to verify statistics and quotas, to prevent misinformation of the Vozhd and ministry. This is in line with the Vozhd's stance on corruption - since its presence is nigh-inevitable in any single-party state, he allows for moderate embezzlement of funds and similar actions, provided they do not have a significant impact on government resolutions and the citizenry. The Commissariat serves to prevent this minor, everpresent corruption from boiling over into unmanaegability, and to curtail the ambitions and power-grabs attempted by individual Ministers.










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