- From Proletaripedia, the People's Encyclopedia!
"Before we live with others, we must learn to live with ourselves. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule, is a person's conscience."
Sonya Ruogang Yoon-Sook is a prominent leader of the Asian Communist Party (ACP), and the acting State Soviet of the Pan-Asiatic States. A known ecosocialist, she has also prided herself in subscribing to Trotskyist Thought, and 'some aspects' of Juche. Her experience as a journalist has given her an edge in talking about media theory, and she has proven to be a fierce member of the Congress of Soviets. She was also one of youngest Congressional officials of her time and is, currently, the youngest member of any Administration hitherto.
Yoon-Sook's initial proposals during her first and only term gave her a booming claim-to-fame; an environment-oriented journalist who, despite not having fought in the war per se, navigated post-war reparation better than any of her peers. She fervently supported the Igarashi Law, as well as many Foreign Aid policies of the Federation. Yoon-Sook has been highly criticized for leading the Pan-Asiatic States into several foreign interventions. Many see her as promise of a new World Revolution, and even more support her for her administrative expertise. Her swearing-in as a Federal official meant there remains a huge following of Libertarian Socialism in a mostly Marxist-Leninist-Maoist country. Yoon-Sook has been honored as a resolver of many legislative deadlocks, even as a City Councillor.
Her young ideas however, are not taken entirely pacifistic. Interventionist leanings as State Soviet saw a rise of worldwide Pan-Asiatic deployments and engagements since November 2017, most of which through rushed war proposals. Critics have also defamed her for her indecisiveness regarding Women's Rights, and her lack of agenda towards meeting the demands of the slowly-growing Third Wave Feminist movement.
Yoon-Sook was the daughter of Henri Kangjon Sonya, a librarian, and Mila Mae-Sonya, a typist in Moscow. Fleeing from political strife in the Far East together with many others in a community of ethnic Han Chinese and a minority of Koreans within a minority, she was considered a fully-fledged Soviet citizen by law during her childhood and formative years, and lived most of that life studying Marxist theory in an Orthodox Christian school, Yaroslavovich Academy.
Yaroslavovich Academy, tucked away North at the outskirts of the Soviet capital, was, according to her memoirs 'mostly dull'. Her father was the first to introduce her to politics, Henri being one of the Soviet political delegates to the Vladivostok Conference. Both of her parents holding very anti-Imperialist sentiments, after-hour political talks with the city's accomplished writers and scholars would occur in the backroom of her father's library, with her mother taking center-stage in many of the debates.
Her interest in politics would grow only further when she entered her formative years. At age 16, her mother Mila passed away of leukemia, and the young ideologue would find herself hopelessly depressed at this loss, turning to atheism after a more 'studious' approach to her Marxist literature. She and her father moved to Neo-Manila, capital of the young Pan-Asiatic States. It was also then that she would begin an interest in journalism, and eventually pursued this career later.
Rumors of several political scandals, hopes of better job opportunities, admittedly wanting to escape the paranoid grip of the Cultural Revolution, and a dying father in need of more advanced medical treatment led her to migrate to Andong in 1995. She continued her college education at Andong National University, with a degree in political science. Her father would peacefully pass-away in 2009 from chronic hypertension.
Yoon-Sook's recognized 'primer' into politics began with one of the articles she had written in 1998, on the Andong Chronicle, investigating corruption allegations surrounding Federal Congressman Myo Hyon-U. Her information, which many considered controversial as others who had looked into it in the past had winded up dead or missing, eventually led to an official case being charged against Hyon-U, leading to his arrest on the grounds of illegal money-laundering in May 1999. Active in the Youth League and garnering support for her other journalist works, such as editorials on climate change; she paved her own way to garner support from the masses, and eventually, was elected into 2001 Congress of Soviets at age 25, one of the youngest at the time. Initially a career politician, Yoon-Sook would find herself in a political warzone.
Her 2006 electoral loss was backed still by political determination, and her return to politics was indicted by what was essentially a guarantee of appointment by long-time retirement-age Mayor Kwon Ho-Sung as a City Councillor, a heavily administrative line of work. She navigated the bureaucracy of urban planning for the next 3 years of her life, studying it while she practiced it, leading a quiet one in Andong. Nevertheless, those 3 years were very accomplished; and she is credited with the renovation of many of the city's essential services, as well as securing strong patents from the Ministry of Defense to pour more funds into the strengthening of the local gendarme. It is said that she had multiple quarrels with former Head of Government Xia Wuhan during this point of her life, in attempting to secure more investment funds from the central government to funnel into the city. In three years time, she had elevated the city's position from a provincial polity devastated by the Japanese into an urban city-center.
In 2017, she ran for the position of State Soviet; and won with her trademark campaign endorsing herself and her campaigns. She has promised the Federation to apply the lessons she had learned in Andong in managing the entirety of the Federation.
Her Korean heritage is Westernized, a hybridity of Eurasia; her family had agreed to follow Western conventions in the placement and replacement of their surnames, but Sonya Yoon-Sook posses a name in the traditional form, wherein Yoon-Sook is the given name, and Sonya is the latter.
Yoon-Sook's favorite flower is the Rose.
Yoon-Sook smokes, and is believed to occasionally take state-legal amounts of recreational drugs.
"There are times when we change history. There are times when history changes us." "Courage isn't dying for your country-- it's living for it." "Had Mao Zedong died earlier, he would not have been discredited by many of the critics of today." "I don't believe in God because I don't want to be disappointed."
"They want to burn themselves? Let them. I will provide the matches."
- Press Release on Tibetian Self-Immolation Insurgency, 2018
- Independence Day Press Release, 2018
- Address to the Congress of Soviets, 2004
- Lomonosov State University Address, 2001
- Journal Entry, 1993
"There are times when we change history. There are times when history changes us."
"Courage isn't dying for your country-- it's living for it."
"Had Mao Zedong died earlier, he would not have been discredited by many of the critics of today."
"I don't believe in God because I don't want to be disappointed."
Sonya Yoon-Sook (Center) from her formative years, c. 1987