The People's Federation of Pan-Asiatic States
- From Proletaripedia, the People's Encyclopedia!
As a one-party state, the People's Federation is governed by a single overarching political organization: the Asian Communist Party (ACP) with Neo-Manila as its capital city in its capital state, the Tagalog Soviet Socialist Republic (TSSR).
In accordance with the tenets of state-socialism and Pan-Asian revanchism, citizens are expected to surrender their personal interests, individual cultural identities, and liberties under the pretext of a pseudo-scientific system of preserving Asian values and morality, for the betterment of society and towards what the majority, through the state, considers the common good. A system of economic interdependence, which solidified itself overtime during the period of reconstruction following the Second World War, has become a fact of the Pan-Asiatic States' existence. Nationalism is frowned upon in favor of thinking beyond nationalism, that is, in its stead, the promotion of a Pan-Asian civilizational identity—and thus, the state habitually participates in the censorship of ideas that may prove to be potentially hazardous to the prevalent ideology as well as historical revisionism in order to erase potential hazards to the governing identity which could create divisions among the states of the Pan-Asiatic States. Insurrection to this system is scarce tolerated, and this has led to many factions scattered across the Pan-Asiatic States to participate in constant guerilla warfare against their local governments.
While it has been set as a precedent that the Pan-Asian identity be enforced harshly, the political climate of the Pan-Asiatic States itself is remarkably diverse. There are tens of thousands of political associations and leagues, representing the various strands of nationalism and left-wing ideology deemed compatible with the Pan-Asian way of life, across the Pan-Asiatic States. The maintenance of a constructive opposition is deemed as a vital virtue, and a constitutionally-protected prerogative to the stability of the Pan-Asiatic States government.
Because of, or perhaps in spite of, its authoritarian mode of governance, the Pan-Asiatic States is best known for having rich traditions, diverse climates, a strict egalitarian culture, and futuristic-looking cities; all of which contrast with the lush countryside areas that grow in harmony with metropolitan areas. Crime is unheard of in most of the Pan-Asiatic States, although when it does occur, severe punishments correspond. Executions, particularly through the use of firing squads, can be ordered by a court if a crime is judged as heinous enough, and thereby, unamendable.
The Pan-Asiatic States is not only a political superpower, but an economic superpower as well, holding a significant 42%~ of the world's wealth in capital (2011). This wealth is distributed almost entirely equally, with a heavily progressive and graduated income tax. Private industry is illegal under the socialist regime, with state-owned businesses tightly regulated, maintained, and democratically managed by the government; however, the Pan-Asiatic States maintain a degree of inflow of foreign commodities through exclusionary economic zones and foreign-leased entrepots. Through an intricate system of publicly-owned corporations operating outside of the territories themselves and under the direct control of the Pan-Asiatic States government, the country also maintains a highly competitive economy in the world.
With regards to the administrative structure of the state itself, the citizens of the Pan-Asiatic States are subject to four levels of ascending governance: District, Prefecture, State, and Federal. Being a State-Socialist nation, it also has a uniquely delineated hierarchy of workers' economic democracy, in which labor-participants collectively govern their workplaces and organizations.
The supreme executive body of the Pan-Asiatic States is the Administration, a triumvirate of the people's government composed of the Secretary-General, the acting Head of State, in charge of coordinating with the Executive Council (EC) in ensuring the implementation of both foreign and national agenda; the Supreme Commissary, the acting Head of Government in charge of ministerial supervisory and appointment; and the State Soviet, the acting head of the Congress of Soviets (CoS) in charge of maintaining order in the legislature.
The State-Presidents, 9 elected representatives of each State, tasked with ensuring the implementation of both the law and the national agenda in their home states, compose the Executive Council. Led by the de jure Chairman of the Asian Communist Party, the Secretary-General (who only acts as a moderator during deliberations and holds no vote himself), the Executive Council decides immeadiate matters of both national and international basis, such as declarations of war; implementations of international law within the Pan-Asiatic States; reviewal, and concurrent approval or rejection of treaties proposed by the Secretary-General, as well as that of the Supreme Commissary's appointees to executive and judicial branch posts. The executives of each State in the Pan-Asiatic States convene 2-3 times a month (or more, if the Secretary-General declares a state of crisis) in Neo-Manila.
The elective levels are tied to administrative levels, and the electoral processes thus take place from the bottom upwards. The immediate geopolitical executive governing citizens is the District, which is governed by the District Captain of an elected District Council. Traditionally, several districts make a city (though in rural areas there may only be one district in a city), governed by a Mayor. Prefectures, which are region-based political entities composed of several districts and cities, are led by the Prefectural Captain or Prefect of an elected Prefectural Council. Despite this, especially in centrally-urbanized communities like Beijing and Neo-Manila, some Prefectures are home to one district only and multiple Prefectures can belong to the same city.
The origin of the usage of the term "Captain" in referring to local executives is derived from the military history of the Pan-Asiatic States, where captured towns were commanded via military junta and were usually headed by Captains of battalions.
The system of delegation continues to the Congress of Soviets (CoS) at a legislative level. The president of the legislature is referred to as the State Soviet, and must have previous experience as a Soviet in the national legislature, but may be voted from outside that position, and by the general public. The Pan-Asiatic States houses no Senate, so proposals may be passed by any of the Federal Soviets or even by the State Soviet. The Congress of Soviets is also tasked with coordinating and appropriating the Federal funds of the administration, based on the advised fiscal policy of the State Development and Planning Commission.
Legislation implemented on a Federal level (in-effect in all 9 States) is referred to as a Federal Act and must be ratified by a session of the entirety of the Congress of Soviets; however, each State must maintain a local 501-man District Assembly, which passes State Ordinances. Each State's District Assembly is derived from the elected District Soviet (or District Congressperson) of each District. Each Prefecture equates to a single seat in the Federal Congress, as represented by the Federal Soviet (or Federal Congressperson).
There are 9, and as follows are the Tagalog District Assembly (TDA), Melanesian District Assembly (MDA), Nusantaran District Assembly (NDA), Siamese District Assembly (SDA), Burmese District Assembly (BDA), Indochinese District Assembly (IDA), Chinese District Assembly (CDA), Korean District Assembly (KDA), and Japanese District Assembly (JDA). State Ordinances primarily handle the intrinsic resolution of issues within each State without the approval of the Federal Congress. By definition, the District Assemblies no real bounds in legal alteration; so long as State Ordinances do not overrule national agenda passed by the Congress of Soviets. However, the Congress of Soviets may veto resolutions by a District Assembly through a counter-referendum.
According to the 1992 Constitution of the Pan-Asiatic States and the Organic Law of the People's Courts that went into effect on January 1, 2000, the Pan-Asiatic courts are divided into a four-level court system (Supreme, High, Intermediate and Basic).
At the highest level is the Supreme People's Court (SPC) in Neo-Manila, the premier appellate forum of the land and court of last resort, which supervises the administration of justice by all subordinate "local" and "special" people's courts. It also sets up six circuit court seats outside of the capitol, which act in the same capacity, to hear cross-provincial cases within respective jurisdiction.
Local people's courts—the courts of the first instance—handle criminal and civil cases. These people's courts make up the remaining three levels of the court system and consist of "high people's courts" at the level of the provinces, autonomous regions, and special municipalities; "intermediate people's courts" at the level of prefectures, regencies, and municipalities; and "basic people's courts" at the level of autonomous counties, towns, and districts.
Courts of Special Jurisdiction (special courts) comprises the Military Courts (military), Railway Transport Court of the Pan-Asiatic States (railroad transportation) and Maritime Courts (water transportation), Internet Courts, Intellectual Property Courts and Financial Court (Neo-Singapore). Except for the Military Courts, all other courts of special jurisdiction fall under the general jurisdiction of its respective high court.
Candidates for judgeship must pass the National Judicial Examination.
The court system is paralleled by a hierarchy of prosecuting offices called People's Procuratorates, the highest being the Supreme People's Procuratorate.
The EEDs also coordinate as "little Ministers" of the State Development and Plannning Commission (SDPC), through the State Development Directorate (SDD), the government department responsible for filing recommendation reports on how best to solve the economic issues of the Pan-Asiatic States. Members of the Directorate often associate with same-sector or same-district organizations, splintering into various factions when a need arises to advise certain executive or legislative personnel.
This "Economic Democracy", as it is often referred to by ideologues of the Asian Communist Party is the key defining Socialist feature of the Pan-Asiatic States in contrast to Capitalist states insofar as workers are represented, and are thus able to have a say in where their labor is allocated to.
The Ministry of Finance (MOF), with data gathered from the State Development Directorate; and through the approval, drafting, and emendation of the Congress of Soviets, releases the nation's annual budget every July, after the administration's State Of the Nation Address (SONA). The following year's budget is prepared from July to December through Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) - which allows administrative localities to vote on each individual agency's budget allotment per district, then per State; followed through by a strict preliminary audit. All documents pertaining to the national budget are required by law (General Appropriations Act, GAA) to be released online; with physical copies of edits mailed to each City Hall. The ammendation must also be promulgated by the Pan-Asiatic Federal News Agency and Official State-Media (PAFNA-OSM). A drafted budget for the following year is promulgated through the aforementioned manner sometime during December, colloquially referred to as the GAA Early-Release. The National Budget is then gone through and approved by the National Audit Office (NAO), tasked with correcting errors, inconsistencies, and attempts at corruption.
The radiation residue left by the Second World War left some parts of Asia inhospitable for a while. Most of the nuclear fallout has since been cleared, and environmental cleanup projects have been consistently active throughout the States since 1991. Most agricultural centers near the Siberian border have been rendered environmentally unstable, whilst persistent nuclear fallout in the Japanese region of Sasebo mixes with the already harsh side-effects of pollution within the city centres. As recent government policies deviate further and further away from environmentalism, natural disasters exponentially increase in its quantity and scale of destruction.
A survey carried out in 2010 by The Bureau of Information identified 5 states that are extremely vulnerable to climate change. Each state's vulnerability was calculated using 42 socio, economic and environmental indicators, which identified the likely climate change impacts during the next 30 years. The Asian states of Indochina, Siam, and Melanesia were among the 3 states facing extreme risk from climate change. Some shifts are already occurring. For example, in tropical parts of Siam with a semi-arid climate, the temperature increased by 0.4 °C between 1901 and 2003. A 2013 study by the Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (CRISAT) aimed to find science-based, pro-poor approaches and techniques that would enable Asia's agricultural systems to cope with climate change, while benefitting poor and vulnerable farmers. The study's recommendations ranged from improving the use of climate information in local planning and strengthening weather-based agro-advisory services, to stimulating diversification of rural household incomes and providing incentives to farmers to adopt natural resource conservation measures to enhance forest cover, replenish groundwater and use renewable energy.
Metro Area population (in millions)
Politically, the Pan-Asiatic States practices free religion, and worship of any kind of religion is not only legal, but diversity is actively encouraged by the government. However, State-wide secularism still regulates the authority of churches all across the States, and most religious persons are generally regarded from Socio-Cultural standpoints to be somewhat immoral and corrupted by Asians. Roman Catholicism (which can be traced back to the Western rule of China and the Hispanic domination of the Philippines) seems to remain surprisingly prominent, especially among the more conservative members of Pan-Asiatic society. Other religions that make up the small religious minority are Taoism, and Shintoism.
Clear data on religious affiliation in the Pan-Asiatic States is difficult to gather due to varying definitions of "religion" and the unorganized, diffusive nature of Asian religious traditions. Scholars note that in the Pan-Asiatic States, there is no clear boundary between religion and local folk religious practice.
A 2010 poll conducted by the World Assembly found that 41% of Asian people self-identified as "convinced atheist", though it is worthwhile to note that Asian religions or some of their strands are definable as non-theistic and humanistic religions, since they do not believe that divine creativity is completely transcendent, but it is inherent in the world and in particular in the human being.
According to a 2014 study by the Pan-Asiatic government, approximately 60% are either non-religious or practice folk belief, 21% are Buddhists, 9% are Muslims, 8% are Christians, and 2% adhere to other religions including Taoists and folk salvationism. In addition to the mainstream people's local religious practices, there are also various ethnic minority groups in Asia who maintain their traditional autochthone religions. The various folk religions today comprise 2–3% of the population, while Confucianism as a religious self-identification is common within the intellectual class. Significant faiths specifically connected to certain ethnic groups include Tibetan Buddhism and the Islamic religion of the Hui, Uyghur, Kazakh, Kyrgyz and other peoples in Northwest China.
Greater East Asian God-Building, a disorganized association of personality cults, informal worship, and regional practices throughout the States; popularized by Kim Il-Sung during the late stages of the Revolution, is also very popular among the Far Eastern regions of the States. It postulates that "man is the master of his destiny", that the Pan-Asian masses are to act as the "masters of the revolution and construction" and that by becoming self-reliant and strong a nation can achieve true socialism.
While Emancipation Theologist sects often brand themselves as the de facto "main religion" of the Pan-Asiatic States, it was noted in a 2019 survey from the Yinchuan Rose that only 46% of Asians consider themselves to be part of or associate with the general postulates of Greater East Asian God-Building, and 91% of those who stated that they did often practiced it alongside a pre-existing religion.
Migrations of distinct ethnolinguistic groups have probably occurred as early as 10,000 years ago. Prehistoric migrants from South China and Southeast Asia seem to have populated East Asia, Korea and Japan in several waves, where they gradually replaced indigenous people, such as the Ainu, who are of uncertain origin. Austroasiatic and Austronesian people establish in Southeast Asia between 5.000 and 2.000 BCE, partly merging with, but eventually displacing the indigenous Australo-Melanesians.
Colonization of Asian ethnic groups and states by European peoples began in the 16th century, reaching its peak in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
World War 2, the Chinese Civil War, and the ensuing famine, killed a significant amount of people of Chinese descent. It is estimated that between the years of 1940 and 1960, anywhere between 2.9-3.3 million East Asian people died of conflict, starvation, ethnic cleansing, or disease. This significantly impacted the population ratio between Austronesian and East Asian peoples. When a demographic census was delivered in 1999, it recorded that a great 36%~ of Asia's miniscule population (compared to before the war) were Austronesian (i.e Malaysian, Filipino, Oceanian).
The foundation of the Pan-Asiatic States in 1992 saw a rise in migration on the continent, especially among the empowered middle-class, who were able to settle in places with better economic distribution. After World War 2, many Chinese refugees chose to remain and settle in the States of New Philippines and Nusantara, forming a heavy ethno-cultural diaspora between Northeastern Asians and Southeastern Asians. 93.21% of those retaining Chinese descent, are of the Han variant. Among some southern Han Chinese varieties, however, such as Cantonese, Hakka, and Minnan, a different term exists – Tang Chinese (Chinese: 唐人; pinyin: Táng Rén, literally "the people of Tang"), derived from the later Tang dynasty, regarded as another zenith of Pan-Asian civilization. These racial denominations too, exist under the rough 7%~.
Despite ethnic conflicts in the 20th Century, there remains an abundance of ethnic groups in Asia, with adaptations to the climate zones of the continent, which include Arctic, subarctic, temperate, subtropical or tropical, as well as extensive desert regions in Central and Western Asia. The ethnic groups have adapted to mountains, deserts, grasslands, and forests, while on the coasts of Asia, resident ethnic groups have adopted various methods of harvest and transport. The types of diversity in Asia are cultural, religious, economic and historical.
Some indigenous ethnic groups in the Pan-Asiatic States remain primarily hunter-gatherers, whereas others practice transhumance (nomadic lifestyle), have been agrarian for millennia, or, for the most part, have adopted an industrial or urban lifestyle.
The Pan-Asiatic States is home to several language families and many language isolates. Most States have more than one language that is natively spoken. For instance, according to Ethnologue, more than 600 languages are spoken in the State of Nusantara, and more than 100 are spoken in the State of New Philippines. The State of China has many languages and dialects in different provinces.
The lingua franca of the Pan-Asiatic States is officially English, with official languages being Chinese, English, and Filipino.
Chinese is the most widely-spoken language. Approximately 65.22% of the population speaks Chinese as their primary language, with another 20.88% primarily speaking English. 15% of the population primarily speaks in their indigenous languages. Standard English is taught for two years in schools throughout the Federation, primarily in Elementary, with further specializations, such as English Literature or English Writing, available as electives in higher education. However, the government actively encourages the population's preference of indigenous language over English or Chinese, and regional schools often provide mandatory courses on the language of that particular social group.
98.39% of the population are literate in at least two languages, and 23.45% of the overall population identifies with a particular dialect or sociolect.
A 2016 report by McKinsey consulting group, revealed that the Pan-Asiatic States has been annually spending more on infrastructure than North America and the Europa Irredenta combined.
Many have often interpreted the Pan-Asiatic economy to be one in between State-Capitalism and Socialism; insofar as the Federation still commands a capitalist economy in relation to its economic agenda pertaining outside the Republics it composes. This essentially means that while capitalist competition has been abolished within the Pan-Asiatic States itself, the Federation authorizes select industrial organizations, through the State Development and Planning Commission (in cooperation with the Trade and Industry Commission as well as the Pan-Asiatic Economic Zone Authority) which are mandated to import and export their monopolies over the nation's goods in exchange for capital, which is later converted to workers' capital in the form of labor vouchers. This duality of operation also allows for multinational companies to operate within the Pan-Asiatic States through economic zones regulated and maintained by the government.
However, the Pan-Asiatic States mostly operate a state-socialist form of economic democracy; operating through the use of labor vouchers instead of wage-accumulated capital. Unlike money, vouchers cannot circulate and are not transferable between people. They are also not exchangeable for any means of production, hence they are not transmutable into capital. Once a purchase is made, the labor vouchers are either destroyed or must be re-earned through labor. With such a system in place, monetary theft in the Pan-Asiatic States is essentially impossible.
Such a system is a replacement for traditional money while retaining a system of remuneration for work done. It is also a way of ensuring that there is no way to make money out of money as in a capitalist market economy. Additionally, the only kind of market that could exist in an economy operating through the use of labor vouchers would be an artificial market for mostly non-productive goods and services.
The government can harness land, labor and capital to serve the economic objectives of the state. This means that necessities such as housing, healthcare, and in times of local economic crisis, food, are guaranteed by the Pan-Asiatic States government through its respective agencies, mobilizing its resources through accumulated state-capital. Consumer demand can be restrained in favor of greater capital investment for economic development in a desired pattern.
In international comparisons, state-socialist nations like the Pan-Asiatic States compare favorably with capitalist nations in health indicators such as infant mortality and life expectancy. The state can begin building a heavy industry at once in an underdeveloped economy without waiting years for capital to accumulate through the expansion of light industry and without reliance on external financing. This kind of major economic reforms to transition the Pan-Asiatic States into this command-type economy began in the 90s, when the Pan-Asiatic government forced the share of gross national income dedicated to private consumption from eighty percent to fifty percent. As a result, the Pan-Asiatic States experienced massive growth in heavy industry, with a concurrent massive contraction of its agricultural sector, in both relative and absolute terms; effects which still influence the status quo.
The Pan-Asiatic States' relatively small consumer sector accounted for just under 60% of the country's GDP in 1990 while the industrial and agricultural sectors contributed 22% and 20% respectively in 1995. Agriculture was the predominant occupation in the Pan-Asiatic States before the massive industrialization efforts after the World War 2. The service sector is of low importance in the Pan-Asiatic States, with the majority of the labor force employed in the industrial sector. Major industrial products include petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, lumber, mining, and defense industry.
This list displays the ten largest Pan-Asiatic companies according to the Fortune Global 500, which ranks the world's largest companies by annual revenue. The figures below are given in billions of US dollars and are for the fiscal year 2018.
2018 Revenue (billions of US$)
Pan-Asiatic Standard Power Concern
Isayama-Hwangbo Manufacturing Group
New China Arms Manufactory
Pan-Asiatic Standard Liquor Concern
Northeastern Foods Co-Operative
Anggriawan Wholesale Distribution Concern
Pan-Pacific Infrastructure Concern
Neo-Manila Federal Publications
State-owned railways, which make up 68% of the sprawling Federation's dominant transportation, are run independently by local city administrations, and collectively by regional administrations. The national executive authority which regulates fiscal distribution of heavy government subsidization is the Land Transportation Office (LTO), which are in turn voted for in magnitude by a Congressional decision.
The electric energy extraction and distribution industry is monopolized by Pan-Asiatic Standard Power Concern (PASPC), a State-run enterprise of the Pan-Asiatic States government. Similarly, the Pan-Asiatic Standard Oil Company (PASOC) governs the extraction (or fabrication) and distribution of natural and synthetic oil. Other, smaller non-standard state-run enterprises continue to proliferate in far-flung rural areas, but the aforementioned companies remain the largest in the region.
All energy concerns are regulated by the various bureaus of the Ministry of Energy (MOE), under the leadership of the State Development Directorate.
The State Development and Planning Commission has outlined the path for "complete nuclearization and development of unconventional power sources", sustainable by the year 2050. The Commission, conducting itself through a massive survey in 2015, postulated that 79% of the nation's infrastructure already runs on nuclear energy. The 79% can further be taxonomized into a classification of 36% Sakuradite-fueled energy - a renewable source of energy adapted from the research of renowned Soviet scientist Albert Einstein in his creation of the Sakuradite Bomb.
It had been long theorized that this massive potential for nuclear fission could be reintegrated as a cleaner source of energy insofar as that it left behind much more trace pockets of permanent radiation, however, this development is also, in part, thanks to foreign initiatives to repair and revitalize post-war affected areas, which were propelled further above world standards by rigorous economic regulation of past administrations.
The Pan-Asiatic States' largest government-owned telecommunications concerns, Asia Telecom and Asia Unicom, subsequently the world's two largest broadband providers as well, accounts for the service of around 40% of global broadband subscribers. Asia Telecom alone serves more than 200 million broadband subscribers, while Asia Unicom serves more than 160 million.
Several publicly-owned Chinese and Korean telecommunications companies, such as Huawei, ZTE Corporation, and Namgung Systems, among others, have been accused of spying for the Ministry of State and Public Security through Asia Telecom and Asia Unicom. These claims remain refuted by the government, although many outspoken political commentators from reactionary states opposed to the Pan-Asiatic States consider it to be an open secret.