The Proletariat's Unified Communist Council Republics, commonly shortened to the Council Union by its denizens and the citizens of Earth, is a planet-spanning plurinational polity of council republics, each sharing a primary sociopolitical ideology and theological belief called All-Unionism and practice direct democracy, situated on the planet of Erudia. The world government can trace its roots to a sovereign predecessor called the Socialist Republic of Koriya and Lesser Juwan, which is considered to be the founding state of the supranational union that encompasses the eastern continent of Orienisia and the continent of Eckhardt. Spanning a total land area of 125 million km² with a population of roughly 1.2 Billion, the Proleriat's Unified Communist Council Republics is the sole nation on Erudia in terms of land area, covering all planet's landmass and containing the entire world's total population. Its capital city and its 2nd most densely populous city is Pyeonseoul.
Just over 18% of Proles are of Koriyan ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different Erudian languages. The remaining population consists of non-Koriyan ancestry and multiracial heritages.
The Proletariat Union arose as a direct consequence of the Third Armageddon War, a protracted three-way nuclear world war involving the Second Juwanese Empire, the United States of Bhatkhalia, the Democratic Republic of Jeijing, and the Socialist Republic of Koriya and their allies. Over the period of eighty years, the nations of the world struggled to rebuild society to pre-war levels. The continent of Orienisia under the guidance of Yan Sooyoung adopted All-Unionism in the year 1 AAY, seeing incredible recovery from the aftermath of the Third War of Armageddon. In light of the Orienisian success story, the populations of foreign nationals, primarily those of the worker class and middle-class, gradually developed sympathies and warmed up to All-Unionism. Eventually, a wave of civil wars or populist elections, the eastern governments on Eckhardt re-opened diplomacy with the west. Beginning from the admission of the Jeijingian People's Republic to the Proletariat Union in 57 AAY, a period known as the Orienisian-Eckhardt Honey Moon began. During this period, the ideo-theology of All-Unionism rapidly increased in dominance until it was adopted on a global theology, socio-political ideology, and economic system of post-war Erudia.
The original mission of the Unionist World Government was to establish a post-scarcity and egalitarian world which would usher Erudians into a utopian golden age on a scale never realized before. Alas, following the Year 75 Convergence Event, the planet of Erudia inexplicitly shifted into orbit around an uncharted yellow star within an entirely different, unknown galaxy. After the first contact was established in 76 AAY, the Unionist World Government entered diplomatic relations with the parallel civilization known as the United Nations of Earth.
The underlying origin of the name originates from the "Civic Accord — An International Identity" in the All-Union Gospel, which ordained that "All workers are equal in labor, regardless of differences in demographics". Therefore, the founder of the Proletariat Union wisely coined the least risky, all-inclusive name. It was a deliberate feat of social engineering in the pursuit of a progressive and equal stateless society. The six constituent communes of the PUCCR were formerly independent sovereign states called Koriya and Lesser Juwan, Guantzu, Filipinas, Ulus, Eurabia, and Iwon.
Historically, the continent was subjugated by the Holy Koriyan Empire and its Priesthood ruling class. But with a Divine Being at the behest of the KSR, the cabinet of six other nations that shared Orienisia approached Yan Sooyoung's government and began unification talks with the KSR. In the years that followed, the ensuing decentralized plurinational confederation of associated communes was dubbed the Proleriat's Unified Communist Council Republics, describing the diverse, multi-ethnic stateless territory ruled by the Proletariat.
Officially, the People's Union recognizes all ethnicities and languages. Therefore the umbrella term and ethnic-neutral word Proleriat had evolved to be spoken as the proper plurinational demonym representing the national identity of every citizen residing in the six constituent communes. Proles denote the plural denoting a group of two or more people.
THE BIRTH OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC (6 BAY - 5 BAY)
The Socialist Republic of Koriya and Lesser Juwan was established after the Occupy Pyeon Avenue Revolution, six years before the Arrival of Yan, in which a general strike turned into a nationwide revolution after the imperial army was ordered to fire on strikers all across the Empire. The following year-long civil war ended when a compromise was struck between the revolutionaries and the rump imperial government. The Empire of Holy Koriya's foreign occupations were to be divided into nations loosely based on ethnic lines while the core territory of Koriya was reformed into a socialist government. Ulus, Filipinas, Eurabia, and Iwon earned their independence in recognition of self-determining their own fates.
Escalating tensions in the Holy Koriyan Empire stemmed from a growing movement of dissatisfaction with the Priesthood's totalitarian control over every aspect of daily life. The prime impetus of society's shifting attitude toward the regime of the time is in part triggered by rapidly declining standards of living brought about by the Pyeon Financial Avenue Crash. Hyperinflation in excess of 2000% saw millions impoverished overnight as the Koriyan won devalued. The government encouraged people to save their money instead of raising interest rates. Fed up by the systematic incompetency entrenched within the "holy" monarchy, the united front who called themselves the Occupy Jyeon Financial Avenue Revolutionaries sought to forcefully end a half-millennium long age of excessive tidings (religious taxation), the repression of the proletariats (Working Class), and ultimately to hold the monarchy accountable for its general incompetency and state-sanctioned "natural disasters" that were used as political tools to oppress undesirable minority groups into submission.
The Revolution's Leader, Yi Jihye
On October 17th of 5 BAY, a united front of peasants, farmers, factory workers, and sympathetic bourgeoise launched an empire-wide strike, which was a cover-up of a larger mobilization covertly funded by the Democratic Republic of Jeijing. Seeking to organize the amateurish nature of the revolution, a famous and exiled critic of the Empire, Yi Jihye, was inserted via stealth helicopter into the southern taigas of East Filipinas by a task force of Jeijing Intelligence Agents to ensure its success. A state of martial law was declared and soldiers were ordered to fire upon the strikers, demonstrating the government's refusal to concede. Thus began a violent militaristic response by the leftists and the outbreak of the Koriyan Civil War. Simultaneously, armed rebellions occurred in Guantzu, Ulus, and Eurabia as oppressed and unrepresented ethnic groups sought to regain their independence after multiple historical attempts in the past had failed.
The Holy Koriyan Empire ultimately set about turning its own soldiers against their own people, defaulting to a knee-jerk reaction of hardliner repression. The theocratic government faced outstanding difficulty in fighting the rebels at first, losing up to 600,000 square kilometres within the first four weeks of the civil war. Mass conscription was decreed, yet embarrassingly high draft-dodging rates reached up to 80% among new recruits during the first two weeks. It reflected the allegiance of its general population, inciting harsher penalties from the monarchial government. The Divine Emperor became increasingly concerned that the four hundred years long regime was facing jeopardy, often having panic attacks in private.
His fears were further exaggerated by fraternizing officials in the Empire's military cabinet, deliberately installed as double agents by the subversive efforts of the Jeijing Democratic Republic; who were in the final stages of orchestrating a ten-year-long independent secret coup to overthrow the current government. Jeijing's efforts of introducing sympathetic generals and key military officials, alongside the leadership of Yi Jihye, swung public support in favour of the Occupy Jyeon Avenue Movement.
Revolutionary forces under Jihye Yi were centralized into an armed militia with a bureaucracy of central leadership concentrated around Jihye Yi herself. Jihye formed a liberation council composed of former military officers and guerilla taskforces that would coordinate assaults through appointed commissars, who in turn received direct orders from strategists in the Liberation Council. The Reds began to inflict demoralizing levels of casualties and the momentum of their territorial gain increased daily. The Huiwon campaign was a success that demonstrated the effectiveness of Jihye's war council, ambushing a Koriyan tank division within the treacherous mountain highways that navigate the Huiwon province. Much of the industrial base of the northeastern and central Koriya had been retooled by revolutionaries for military production, allowing forces from this region to more effectively standardize their equipment, and allowed for the replenishment of heavy equipment of armoured fighting vehicles and even aircraft production to enter production. The revolutionary army was on the road to Pyeonseoul, fighting for every inch of land against the pro-monarchial forces. The red forces managed to secure the Cho-li Ammunition Depot, discovering a cache of forgotten second-generation atomic weapons that were meant phased out of service to be scrapped decades ago.
Imperial Forces would regroup to mount a Trench Warfare campaign against the rebels, over twenty-four infantry divisions received the order to dig in. The inexperienced rebel army suffered immense initial losses, sending troops into the meat grinder and underestimating the enemy's defences. After extensive deliberation, the Cho-li nuclear weapons were brought up. The controversial decision was made, and through the use of tactical nukes, the revolutionaries were able to seize vast swathes of territory. Over the next six months, 33,000 would have died over radioactivity-related health defects. Six months of consecutive fighting across a one thousand kilometre front drained the Empire's manpower. Facing imminent defeat and living on borrowed time, the emperor thus fled the nation with his family on the 29th of Yang to an unknown location— it is one of Erudia's greatest mysteries, as their fate remains unclear.
The rump government that was left behind immediately sued for a white peace, lacking any real incentive to continue the war which was unpopular with the people, conditionally surrendering. In the summit of peace negotiations, held at the neutral island nation of Iwon after almost two months of negotiation the Treaty of Kighloss was signed on October 18th 4 BAY in the non-aligned armed republic of Muckan. It called for the dissolution of the Holy Koriyan Empire, liberating the historical states of Guantzu, Ulus, Eurabia, and Hatalog Filipinas. Above all, it'd call for the establishment of the Socialist Republic of Koriya and Lesser Juwan ruled by a Jeijing-inspired government.
THE 3RD ARMAGEDDON WAR (5 BAY - 1 BAY)
The five years between the inception of the KSR leading up to the Arrival of Yan in Erudia is a period known for a bipolar decline in global foreign diplomacy, which resulted in the culmination of Erudia's most apocalyptic conflict to date, the Third Armageddon War. It was a three-stage total war fought all across the globe, involving the complete mobilization of the International People's Syndicate and the Bhatkhalian-led Mutual Aid Coalition. The International People's Syndicate was comprised of the Democratic Republic of Jeijing, the SRKJW, the Ulusic Meritocracy, the Eurabian Theocracy, Iwon and the First Guantzu Republic, while the Mutual Aid Coalition was a mutual defence treaty ratified between the Second Juwanese Empire, the United States of Bhatkhalia and the Tony Sinh Federation.
The fledgling Socialist Republic was viewed as a threat by the eastern powers as the world order now tilted in Jeijing's favour. The governments of Bhatkhalia, Juwan and the Tony Sinh Federation feared socialist insurrections within their own borders, outlined in a political theory of thought called the Domino Theory. In response, the nations of Bhatkalia and Juwan agreed to set aside their differences and cooperate in containing Jeijing Socialism; forming the Mutual Aid Coalition, which also involved the Juwanese protectorate— the Tony Sinh Federation. Obtaining Bhatkalia's independence guarantee spelt the beginning of the end, it would be synonymous with the death of the Old World Order. The Emperor of Juwan had been plotting to undermine Bhatkalia with an unavoidable war with Jeijing. On the May 1st 5 BAY, Emperor Teruya Rokuro would win the approval of his cabinet and set his evil plan into motion, pre-emptively attacking the International People's League with 300 intercontinental ballistic missiles attacks aimed at the mainland Jeijing and the Koriyan Socialist Republic. All of the warheads were intercepted before reaching their target by Jeijing's state-of-the-art anti-ballistic missile defence net. Fearing that the IPL would justify nuclear attacks on Bhatkalia under the pretence of enemy allegiance, the limited nuclear exchange was followed by a second wave launched from the United States of Bhatkalia's nuclear triad. Thousands of nuclear weapons were released upon Koriya and Jeijing from missile silos, resulting in hundreds of nuclear detonations even with a 96% interception rate; over 60 warheads landed in Koriya, killing tens of millions in Koriya in an instant. The cities of Hanshāi, Shenzhen, Canton and Yanking were all razed. The capital of Pyeonseoul partially survived the second wave of strikes in lieu of anti-ballistic missile defence installations sanctioned by the Divine Emperor in decades past.
Consequentially, the east's unprovoked aggression had direct negative consequences on the newly liberated nations of the Ulusic Meritocracy, the Eurabian Theocracy, the island of Iwon and the First Guantzu Republic. The four previously neutral nations into the war on the side of Koriya and Jeijing, each state had each inherited a fraction of the Holy Empire's accumulated nuclear arsenal. The third wave of retaliatory nuclear strikes was launched by the International People's League, sealing the promise of Mutually Assured Destruction.
The second phase of the Armageddon War saw the nations vie for stratospheric aerospace to conduct plane-based nuclear strikes. Assaults against enemy defences relied on masses of subsonic strategic bombers, supersonic strategic bombers and stealth bombers carrying nuclear-capable cruise missiles, with intense sea and air battles taking place to intercept these bombers. Eventually, most armies were left without fleets and planes, and with many devastated cities. Bhatkalian and Jeijingian nuclear submarines hidden within international waters reacted to the loss of communication and observation of saturation launches by launching their own nuclear missiles. Over two billion lives were lost during the fourth wave of saturation attacks.
The third and final phase of the Armageddon War was when the first large-scale battles between the league and coalition ensued. Incredibly violent ground combat for the control of habitable land simultaneously transpired over eleven theatres. Many of these theatres were left devastated by combats. Technologies such as the Assault Artillery combat exosuits developed from commercial mining exosuits saw widespread use during ground combat. Due to technological breakthroughs in Autonomous "Doll" and heavy industrial robotic technologies, militarized versions of A-Doll known as Tactical Doll became increasingly prevalent in the later years of war due to the popularity of the state-run Important Robotic Operation's (IRO) CSD series among the eastern armies of the People's League, with one and a half million units being produced between 3 - 1 BAY within hollowed-out mountain complexes.
In 1 BAY, after 5 years of intense and devastating combat, the equivalent of 3000 divisions had been killed in combat, and no nation was left with enough troops and ordnance to carry any further offensives. The Koriyan Socialist Republic, the United States, the Jeijing Democratic Republic, and other surviving nations were left with no other choice but to sue for uneasy diplomatic talks. Nations agreed to restrict their dominions, at least until they could rebuild their armies, resulting in the signing of the Treaty of Kighloss.
Arrival of Yan Sooyoung (1 AAY)
The Six Associated Republics of Orienisia and their flags
1 AAY marked the date of Yan Sooyoung's arrival to Erudia, the single most turning point in the world's history, even more than the devastating Third Armageddon War. A cosmic being descended from the skies of Yangyeoul, introducing Herself as Yan Sooyoung, a deity in the flesh who had come from the stars to help humanity restore their world, decreeing a redeeming set of egalitarian beliefs known as Yan's All-Unionism. Yan Sooyoung had no regard for the universe's laws of physics, hailing from a foreign and unknown dimension. Far from advancing humanity's understanding of the universe, her arrival completely washed away a limited understanding of the universe at large. Therefore her mere existence was the catalyst of a sudden and radical change in world views all around the globe, sparking in an ongoing global event known as the Cultural Revolution. A large majority of Erudian society abandoned their old ideologies to worship and gain the favour of the Supreme Goddess Yan. The various cultures on Orienisia were the first to adopt Yan's teachings and so Yan made it Her mission to protect the continent of Orienisia from the Eastern power's selfishness and greed. Yan committed to the All-Unionist experiment in Ortensia, adamant on the belief that humanity will inevitably accept the benefits of the PUCCR's system of governance. In the coming decades, the new power that was the PUCCR steadily accumulated political soft power in order to catapult mankind into a new age.
On the 5th of Shu, She had been officially appointed the title 'Divine Secretary of the Proletariat, Yan Sooyoung'. As Divine Secretary she declared the formation of the Proletariat's Unified Communist Councils, presiding with various implementations of radical’ reforms within the territories which would revolutionize the world to come. She abolished the remnant priesthoods and bourgeoisie classes, reformed the nature of currency in the economic system, and most importantly revised laws restricting basic liberties and freedoms; abortion was made legalized, there was a push for social acceptance of prostitution along with the legalization of human euthanasia along with assisted suicide while maintaining a flexible policy on recreational drug use in all Erudia. The PUCCR abolished the state-sanctioned death penalty in 1 AAY, the First Assembly of the Supreme Congress passed the women's suffrage resolution in the same year and legalized same-sex marriage; ending four centuries of persecution by the theocracy.
The truth of the PUCCR's prosperity and developed society comes at the expense of its citizen's limited economic freedoms, which is cited as necessary upkeep to maintain their civil liberties and political unity. Whilst ideologies of conservativism and such are not necessarily outlawed, and the All-Union Gospel postulates that thought crimes are not true crimes and people's right to freedom of mind should be respected, they are frowned upon and a great deal of effort is made to ensure that any unorthodox concepts are practised in an ethical manner that is beneficial to the common good. Furthermore, socialist policies are universally enforced throughout the communes, with certain trade hubs along the coastline serving as Special Economic Zones, where the markets are freer and the use of currency is quite prevalent. Yan was a master of statecraft and business, recognizing that a degree of international trade would stimulate the Council Union's growth of its productive forces. The country also went through a period of providing economic stimulus packages; leasing beneficial economic incentives, well-thought initiatives and a commitment to the implementation of land reforms in which the proles owned the land they farmed. On the community level, provincial councils established public forums in every township and village in which public, official, or religious issues were discussed and deliberated by Worker's Councils and Cooperative collective entities, which help foster high political and economic consciousness among even the most rural Proles.
Over the next eighty-one years, all countries faced a magnitude of problems, whether it was crop shortages to the reconstruction of their infrastructures, the free communes had been focused on locating resources and constructing shelters to accommodate a population suffering from the post-war housing crisis. Life was challenging and the Union of Councils was no exception to the norm. However, the ideology-religion of All-Unionism quickly became widely accepted as the best thought system under the circumstances for Erudia.
SEPARATIST UPRISINGS (21st Niu - 15th Tu, 7 AAY)
In 7 AAY, the Iwonese Separatist insurrection was a two-month-long conflict that shook the P.U.C.C.R to its very foundation, an event that nearly collapsed the fledging world power's harmonious stability. As the Third Armageddon War period left nation-states as mere shells of their former power, their domains had been reduced to select large cities and industrial regions. From financial collapse to famines, all manners of chaos bred the ripe conditions for right-wing radicals and demagogues to take root. During the Arrival of Yan, the societal climate of the world was flipped over on its head. For the fractions of humanity, both the devote and unbelievers alike, the radical truth implicated by the very presence of the true nature of things was enough to shatter the minds of men entirely. A smaller percentage of human society stubbornly rejected the revelation of the human race's impotence and in reaction to Yan Sooyoung's existence, esoteric underground societies conspired to establish their own domain of human supremacy. These societies, collectively known as Magi, took advantage of the post-war chaos to plot an insurrection. Ancient Ulusic summoning rituals were used to establish contracts with supernatural beings, building up an army of Heroic Spirits. Previously intent on ruling from the shadows, the Magi pursued a political agenda of second isolation, an act of rebellion against the mainland in hopes of restoring a new Shogunate with a magus ruler at its behest. On the 21st of Niu, 7 AAY, the separatist cliques staged a coordinated strike targeting the twelve island garrisons. With the aid of the Heroic Spirits, whose supernatural powers which could singlehandedly lay waste to entire army divisions, the Iwonese Separatist were able to overthrow the Proletariat Union's control and declare independence. News of the separatist reached Yan the following day on the 22nd of Niu. The existence of Heroic Spirits posed a greater threat to the PUCCR more than a thousand nuclear weapons, and so for the first time and only time, the Divine Secretary exercised her will and called for a full mobilization of the Unified Armed Forces against an "existential threat". Demand for military ordnance was renewed by the conflict and arms manufacturer cooperatives would reap large sums of benefices.
The retaliation of Yan Sooyoung was unknowable, unpredictable, and unstoppable. The Iwonese Shogunate's self-declared independence went unrecognized. The island's attempt at delaying the Proletariat Union's military mobilization with a volley of short-range and mid-range ballistic missiles, targeting important military installations and ports unsuccessfully when the missiles mysteriously exploded on launch. The multi-directional invasion of the island commenced on the 10th of Hu and in the following four weeks, over 500,000 men stormed the beaches of Iwon. Intense military action commenced as the Expeditionary Force engaged the separatist in combat, who was pushed back from the coast and into the mountain's remote mountains. In a desperate final bid to impose Mutually Assured Destruction, the Shogunate magistrates planned to combine their collective strength and summon a Servant that could lay waste to entire continents; Erudia's strongest Heroic Spirit. Yan sensed the spike of mana as the final summoning transpired but by the time she had reached the site of the magistrates, she was too late to stop the sacrifices and encountered the King of Erudia's Heroes. While the exact details of the encounter remain unclear, it is generally accepted that Yan was able to defeat the King of Heroes and in the days following their encounter, the lesser Heroic Spirits fighting for the Separatist gradually resigned from hostilities. The ritualistic suicides of the Magistrate Council, combined with the surrendering of the Heroic Spirits, resulted in the Shogunate's collapse after the Proletariat Council seized control of their final hideout of Taipeh on the 15th Niu.
ORIENISIAN-ECKHARDT HONEY MOON (57 - 71 AAY)
In the fifty-seven years proceeding the signing of the Treaty of Kighloss which stipulated the end of the Third War of Armageddon, the first decades of the post-war period were truly dystopian. Surviving governments were forced to prioritize nation rebuilding as the war had taken a gargantuan toll on public infrastructures and essential services. Of the original five billion population of pre-war Erudia, as few as 800 million survivors around the world outlasted the nuclear holocaust. Those that remained had to endure post-apocalyptic living conditions, resulting in the deaths of millions every year as nations were plagued by scores of internal and external crises. These crises ranged from foreign aggression, political intrigue, civil unrest, and overpopulation. While the Orienisian continent in the west was unified under a central Unionist government legitimized by Yan Sooyoung herself, the east who lacked the goddess's favour at first suffered the most— its nations entered a barbaric "dark age" of societal regression leading to the collapse of multiple pre-war nations into smaller constituent neo-feudal states. The most famous victim of this wave of societal collapse was the balkanization of the United States of Bhatkhalia into its 18 constituent federal states eight years after the Arrival of Yan.
Damaged energy grids resulted in regular power outages and the onset of the nuclear winter reduced the global average temperature by 1 - 2 degrees, further exacerbating pre-existing problems. Electrical heating had become a prestigious luxury to the upper echelon of society. Opportunistic entities such as the Hoang Technology Group set about acquiring entire production chains to monopolize advanced technologies. The lower stratum of society was forced to adopt more primitive means of heating by burning fossil fuels such as coal and natural gases which were scarce due to the war. Instead, many had to rely on the service of monopolistic technocratic conglomerates who charged overpriced premiums. Preventable diseases like pneumonia and the flu became virulent in part caused by the aforementioned shortages of effective central heating, the cramped living conditions inside shantytowns, and overwhelmed public healthcare systems. The disparity between rich and poor within urban centres was apparent. Where the wealthier and well-off citizens of society could afford to live inside gated communities, the city's less fortunate inhabitants took to residing within cheap, sprawling shanty towns at the outskirts of settlements. These shantytowns were notorious for being cesspools of crime, poverty and disease.
Concurrently as the east experienced the recessive "dark-age period", the western nations on Orienisia were driving down the road of recovery. Following the Arrival of Yan, who in turn established the Proletariat's Unified Communist Council Republics, the PUCCR was a fledgling supranational union following a mission of "managing the public and economic spheres in the interest of all". Yan frequently published the All-Unionist Gospel, an in-depth manifestos detailing key technologies and recommended policies that would boost the national recovery. The first edition of the manifesto asserted a ten-year implementation plan calling for a "revolutionized superstructure". Among the most influential changes was the Appropriation of the Means of Production, 자영 (Self-Management) and the transformation of local government aspects into workers' councils, giving every worker a say while also enabling larger-scale cooperation.
By appropriating the means of production, gone were the days when labourers worked for the wealthy and gone were the days when labour went unrewarded. The collective seized the factories and the workshops, the farms and the stores, eliminating class and putting the worker in charge of their own destiny. Following this was 자영 or Self-Management, the increased democratization of the workplace. It maximized output by allowing the workers to engage in workplace self-management according to the principles of autogestión, granting many benefits in terms of worker autonomy, morale, and, as a result, overall productivity. Autonomous locally elected communes handled most local economic issues, through the joint association of these polities, they unite into a Supreme Congress which directs nationwide government efforts. The next step was the liberation, empowerment, and education of the working-class woman, allowing the community as a whole to benefit from equality. To tackle the issue of growing illiteracy among the worker population, mobile community education programs like the 생각의 학교 (Trailer Schools of Thought) curbed illiteracy, no doubt allowing hidden talent to emerge by making the school come to the children. The slogan "co-prosperity for all, not one comrade left behind" eventually evolved into "All Proles, emancipated in Harmony, in Yan Sooyoung" in recognition of the living goddess's miracles. Over time, a cult of personality formed around the living goddess and the first All-Unionist Church officially opened twelve years after the Arrival of Yan.
The honeymoon period began when the independent government of Jeijing was admitted into the PUCCR after the results of a general referendum resulted in a strong majority (> 89%) voting in favour of the union. Diplomatic isolation allowed the PUCCR to collectivize in peace for most of its early history. Though its road to recovery was challenged by the recourse of several civil conflicts such as Iwonese Separatism, it was able to overcome these civil wars but through the introduction of landmark civil rights legislation, decriminalizing homosexuality and reconciling various divides between unsatisfied ethnic groups largely resolved unrest and the resilience of the PUCCR was proven to overseas foreigners. Independent sympathetic movements urged for the east to break the silence and re-establish diplomacy with the west. By 42 AAY, global conferences were being held within the Supreme Congress building in Pyeonseoul. The P.U.C.C.R was one of the first movers to embracing automated industries with production lines that began churning out so many autonomous dolls that human labour was regulated to specialist jobs, leading to the rapid improvement of living conditions for millions around the world. The increased economic dependency of foreigners on the P.U.C.C.R's exports ushered a neo-internationalism through increased international cooperation between nations; planting the seed of All-Unionism in the continent of Eckhardt. Starting from within the People's Republic of Jeijing, All-Unionism took root. While it was not a peaceful transition like in the west, an unstoppable wave of uprisings, civil wars and populist referendums swept throughout the eastern world. By 67 years after the Arrival of Yan, the last independent nations were the Commonwealth of Bhatkhalia and Juwanese Confederation. The two nations voted for membership into the supranational union in the 71st Congress, uniting the planet of Erudia under the banner of the All-Unionist government.
THE YEAR 75 CONVERGENCE EVENT (75 AAY - Present)
In the spring of Year 75 after the Arrival of Yan, an anomaly first came to the attention of Erudia's populace after the scientific community reported irregular phenomenon from sun-dimming, a rapid decrease of global temperature and the inexplicit appearance of uncharted stars in the night sky. The Divine Secretary would come out to the world, announcing that the planet had experienced a 'spatial-temporal fold' by means of a naturally occurring wormhole. Commanding time and space, Yan Sooyoung adjusted the orbit of the planetary body, warping the planet into the outermost fringes of the star's circumstellar habitable zone to avoid the imminent threat of freezing oceans, climate collapse and mass extinction. World leaders and prominent scientists met with Yan to discuss the exact nature of the event, while confusion and fears were widespread in all people all over the world. As the conferences unfolded, ground-based observatories discovered evidence that the third planetary body in the star system hosted a civilization of its own; detecting radio signals from the world. Given the name of 'Planet X', many were concerned by the possibility that Erudia had been "abducted" from their parent universe by a hyper-advanced alien civilization. The world government sought to establish first contact with Planet X, space-based telescopes were pointed toward the planet and radio signals were beamed to the planet to confirm whether sapient alien life dwelled upon Planet X. Signals were indeed received. After one month of linguistic decryption, Erudian linguists with the help of general artificial intelligence were able to overcome the language barrier and speak with a United Nations appointed ambassador of Earth, who went by the name of Tristian Young.
The "U.C.C Yi Jihye" Chang'e-class interplanetary shuttle,
on its maiden voyage to Earth 80 years after Arrival of Yan.
During the five years after the first contact was established, the P.U.C.CR and the United Nations of Earth spent their time developing a warm and cordial friendship; showing mutual cooperation in overcoming language barriers. To help improve communications, Earth and Erudia launched an array of satellites into geo-stationary orbit for the sake of improving the inter-world communcation. For the people of both worlds, this led to a resurgence of a new space age known as the "Upward Bound". Erudians and Earthlings alike were curious about how life was like on the other planet, there were even many movements inspired by a utopian dream for 'cross-world travel', which at that point had remained a far-fetched idea. Since both planets pursued independent and parallel space programs, the goal of making landfall on the other planet was certainly on the agenda of both governments. The two civilizations were sufficiently advanced to possess their own means of cheap commercial space travel with Earth making extensive use of reusable rocket technology. Meanwhile, Erudia were making extensive use of (Single Stage To Orbit) space planes, which had made rockets fall out of use. The technology on Erudia was estimated to surpass its counterparts on Earth by five generations, and in under five years, an orbital assembly module was installed to the Red Torch space station. The P.U.C.C.R as a civilization reached the milestone pushing them one step closer to being an interplanetary species after producing its first manned spacecraft for interplanetary voyages. The four-hundred-meter long vessel was named after the constellation of Chang'e and the lead ship of the class was dedicated to the Revolutionary figurehead of the Koriyan Socialist Republic, Yi Jihye. The centrepiece of the Chang'e interplanetary shuttle is the marvel of technology known as the Ferromagnetic Torch Drive, utilizing magnetic coil exhaust acceleration to increase the efficiency of fusion thermal propulsion, enabling the spaceship to sustain thrust throughout the entire voyage. The ship is designed to run the drive continuously for protracted acceleration to its goal and then after flipping at the halfway point, it is able to run the drive continuously during deceleration. The Chang'e travels at low relativistic speeds (0.1C or 10% light speed) on Deuterium-Deuterium fuel with a maximum speed of 0.21C, making it the only spacecraft capable of making a 14 day Earth - Erudia voyage in a straight-line trajectory.
On January 27th 2033 at 3:33 PM, Greenwich Standard Time, a Buson space plane debarked from the U.C.C Yi Jihye, descending to Earth with an onboard away team consisting of 15 unarmed Erudian envoys. Native Erudians would make landfall upon the neutral UN territory of Marie Byrd land in West Antarctica, signifying the widely celebrated monumental event of an Erudian taking their first off-world footsteps upon alien soil for all Erudians. The envoys were taken on a tour across the world before finally settling in the city of Geneva, Switzerland.
Endemic wildlife of the Taal Megalake.
Great Dokkaebi Whale.
Erudia is a continental world with climate zones just as diverse as its people, from clear blue streams of temperate rainforests to inhospitable cold deserts, vast steppes and woodlands, to the brackish shores of the Taal Megalake in the southern region of the Orienisian continent. The planet is dominated by two main oceans and two polar seas. The Puridian Ocean in the west is the largest Erudian ocean at 169,320,000 square kilometres, the Huàn Sea to the north, the eastern Xījùrén Ocean in-between Orienisia and Eckhardt and with the Timog Sea to the south. The deepest point on Erudia exists at the bottom of the Xījùrén Ocean within the Tradewind Trench in an area known as 'The Gape' at 14,000 meters below the surface.
The geographic position of the Koriyan peninsula at the southeastern horn of Orienisia resulted in strategic access to Erudia's global trading routes, specifically the Xījùrén Ocean trade routes of the Juwanese marketplace, which was a historically diverse market due to the predictable trade winds that the sailors could use to cross from Orienisia to Analin. The warm waters of the southeastern coasts provide the PUCCR with warm water ports and harbours which would not freeze over during the colder winter seasons.
Forest ecoregions in Orienisia include the northern boreal and temperate conifer forests of the eastern shorelines, temperate broadleaf and mixed forests found throughout the south, and subtropical rainforests to the west. The Orienisian continent is home to millions of documented animal species, including several species of inland golae (whale) and sangeo (shark) that are found nowhere else on Erudia. Other species include the Gwiyeoun arctic owl, the Orienisian bamboo bear, the Uahan deer, the Hapyo wolf, the Guatzunese tree frog, the Oncheon macaque, and the Jageun rabbit. The grasslands of the Union's interiors are the breadbasket of the nation and herds of grazing Gundo mammoths and Yumi Bizon naturally maintains the continental steppes by trampling and grazing on tree saplings. In the more densely populated, coastal areas that include the capital, temperatures are somewhat warmer, the climate is classified as a humid continental climate. It averages 15°C in winter and 23°C in summer. The northern regions of Orienisia feature a boreal climate, constantly receiving poor sunlight. In these areas, and extending inland along with the thick boreal forests, temperatures may drop below -15°C in the winter months. The harsh weather offered the cultures their protection from colonial oppression, and therefore has a sizeable population count, with the natives adapting to the challenges of living in such a hostile environment. The elusive Iwonese tiger has been revered for centuries by the local inhabitants for its mysterious yet charming aura, and ability to survive in the same conditions they've had to adapt to. The tiger is symbolic of the survival of the fittest and has inspired countless myths, artworks, and works of music. It is even thought that the tiger's predatory nature was the spirit of the revolution; inspiring the rebels to stalk, bide time, and strike when the time is right. Mankind abandoned irradiated rural areas to reside within fortified metropolises and over time, millions of square kilometres of former farmland had been reclaimed by nature in the past 80 years. Local wildlife populations in the Orienisian ecosystem had made a rapid recovery with populations rising as much as 160%. In spite of the hazards posed by Eurosky Low-Emission Infectious Disease (ELID), dozens of national parks and protected wetlands are maintained by the Wildlife Nature Association, in order to conserve the populations of many animal and plant species from habitat destruction and poaching, are regularly visited by citizens who want to experience or connect with nature untouched by human development.
The most significant mountain ranges on Erudia are the treacherous Hapyo mountains, south of the Taal inland sea in the Filipinas and the Hindulaya Alps in Kipjo which runs along the centre of Eckhardt. The highest point of elevation on the planet is Mount Klingon rising to 9,003 meters in altitude, formed by the progressive uplift of the northern Eckhardt plate against the southern Eckhardt plate. The lowest point below sea level lies 400 meters below sea level within the Hou Basin of the Hongli Borderlands.
The most exotic and unique biome in the Union is the Taal Megalake, an enormous prehistoric shallow epicontinental sea covering an area of 5.97 million square km² from the western coasts of Orienisia to its eastern regions. The Taal was tectonically separated from the Puridian and Xījùrén Ocean 4 million years ago after the ancient Yunnan and Sunli straits were closed by the formation of the Hapyo mountains. It is host to a range of endemic fauna found nowhere else on Erudia. Gradually the marine life evolved to tolerate the desalination of the brackish water over a period of millions of years spent being cut off from the rest of the waterways. A wide variety of the mega lake's biodiversity includes molluscs, crustaceans, freshwater sardines, pufferfish, trevally, gobies, stingrays, and a rare species of true sea snake. River sharks frequently patrol the deltas flowing into the Taal basin. Additionally, the mega lake is home to a number of toothed whales, dwarf dolphins, and seal colonies. The lake is cherished for its ability to retain a marine ecosystem inland.
TThe national animal of the Unified Communist Councils is the Great Dokkaebi (Great Goblin), which is associated with the mischievous sounds made when water is blown out of their blowholes, traditionally mythologized as a water spirit of good fortune. Despite what its name suggests it is the world's smallest species of baleen whale. It primarily feeds on the freshwater species of plankton and its diet is complemented by crustaceans it digs up from the shallow sedimentary lake bed. The largest specimen of Great Dokkaebi was captured off the coast of Qingqui, measuring 4.2 meters in length. Historically, Great Dokkaebi were hunted for their meat and blubber along with the Dong seal. Since 4 AAY, the species was declared protected to preserve the population from overfishing.
• CULTURES & ETHNICITIES
Decades of interethnic marriage and cultural blending saw a shift away from a state with multiple distinct peoples, and the formation of the singular plurinational identity forged from centuries of foreign oppression and abuses. As the PUCCR is a planet-wide association, it is a megadiverse entity presiding over 4,000 recognized languages, 322 ethnicities spread all over the world and anthropologists have identified 2,000 cultures with each bearing their own distinct traditional fashion, food, and music. The Proletariat's Union maintains a decentralized collective identity, which was born out of the hardships brought by the prelude of the 3rd Armageddon War. The reformed education system suppresses nationalism and racism within the population through state-sanctioned diversity and inclusion subjects being taught from early kindergarten.
The average fertility rate in the Council Union is 3 children per woman, eastern nations on Eckhardt tend to have more children through extensive regional board-approved propaganda efforts and having children is culturally valued as "the Goddess's blessing to the couple". With the exception of Koriya and Hatalog, the council republics experience birth rates higher than the natural population replacement threshold of 2.1. Historically this number was much higher at 6.2- the fertility rate of the Koriyan peoples in 215 BAY. Life expectancy has recovered from the 3rd Armageddon War, with well over 100 years for newborn girls and 91.1 for boys. Due to open borders, migration between regions is easy and widespread. The majority of the country's human population is ethnically Koriyan at 18%, followed by Guatzunese (12%), Hatalog (10%), Ulusic (9%), Bhatkhalian (9%), Juwanese (9%), Jeijingian (8%), Elladanian (8%), Eurabic (7%), Hoangnese (6%) or Other (4%).
The tallest people in Erudia by nationality are the Ulusic people, with an average height of 1.92 meters for adult males and 1.8 meters for adult females. For Koriyans, the average height for males is 1.75 meters with females standing at 1.6 meters on average. In its early years, the PUCCR was home to migrant communities worldwide both as a result of the 3rd Armageddon War, welcoming refugees from foreign countries. There were large Koriyan minorities in mainland Juwan due to their shared history as rivalling powers, and at one point in time, the latter had been the suzerain over the Holy Koriyan Empire during early modern history.
• SOCIAL VIEWS & VALUES
- ON WORK CULTURE
Proletariat views on work culture are primarily centred around flexible work, colloquially called "Homeplace Job". It is a work arrangement that revolves around the principle that "work is something you do, not something you travel to", meaning that employees do not necessarily have to commute or travel (e.g. by bus, bicycle or car, etc.) to a central place of work, such as an office building, warehouse, or store. After the 3rd Armageddon War, organizations adopted flexible work en masse to improve workers' quality of life, as teleworking reduced commuting time and time stuck in traffic jams. Along with this, teleworking made it easier for workers to balance their work responsibilities with their personal life and family roles (e.g., caring for children or elderly parents). Organizations were also encouraged to adopt teleworking for environmental reasons, as telework reduced congestion by 39% in the most heavily affected regions, while improving air quality with fewer cars on the roads.
Digital disruption and transformation in the 1st century often use mobile telecommunications technology such as Wi-Fi-equipped laptop or tablet computers and smartphones to work from coffee shops; others may use a desktop computer and a landline phone at their home. According to an international consensus poll, approximately "one in two workers around the nation, telecommute frequently and nearly 50 per cent work from home every day". In the 2000s, annual leave or vacation in some organizations was seen as an absence from the workplace rather than ceasing work, and some office employees used telework to continue to check work e-mails while on vacation.
- ON LGBT
Historically, the treatment of homosexuals on Erudia have varied throughout history. In Orienisia, the ancient cultures had never cared much for heterosexuality. During the times of ancient Jyeon, people regardless of gender regularly engaged in sexual activity. When Tescottism was introduced to Orienisia, societal traditions shifted from hedonism towards moralism and prudence as followers of Tescott practised asceticism. In light of this development, the prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections fell below the global average, and heterosexual nuclear families began to be favoured over polygamy and sexual freedoms. The later puritan Priesthood demonized homosexuality, labelling such activities as deviance and perversion, in order to legitimize their authority.
In modern times, the Unified Communist Councils Republics recognize LGBTQ+ as a legitimate classification for human beings, under the definition that it is simply another sexual orientation. Academically, numerous scientific studies conclude that how homosexuality naturally arises is unique to an individual, dictated by numerous psychological factors influenced by variations in social upbringing.
Proles claiming to be transgender are inclusively accepted with their identities recognized and any special considerations may be taken into account if important to the decision-making being deliberated.
Homosexuality was decriminalized by Yan Sooyoung's All-Unionist Gospel. There are no state-sanctioned persecutions, legal punishments or the condoning of vigilantes or mob prejudices upon queer-identifying Proletariats. Previously existing discriminatory, repressive and outdated laws originating from the tyranny of the old order in the Holy Koriyan Empire period have all been repealed and rendered null and void. People of the PUCCR are accepting of LGBTQ+ individuals in power, being accepted as equals. Prole culture is all about politely looking out for one another, therefore LGBT individuals are psychologically safe with their peers and community. They are represented in decision-making if present and are equally entitled to the allocation of the means of production in accordance with their own needs and abilities.
• TRADITIONS & CUSTOMS
Proletariat cuisine involves lots of various spicy foods, such as the internationally renowned kimchi rice dishes, dairy, different sorts of seafood or fish, and a range of pastry sweets and confectionary.
The meat variety is pretty large, with proles farming livestock and warehouses for exotic foods like Taal pufferfish, which purportedly gives a euphoric psychedelic experience and river shark fin cultivated by thriving fisheries, largely supplemented by oceanic sharks. There is supposedly an illicit black market trade for Dokkaebi whale meat and Ulusian mammoths despite their conservation status. Meat is traditionally grilled, smoked, and/or skewered with the addition of different spices with which they can get pretty creative with the combinations. Poultry eggs are often boiled by Eurabian and Ulusic peoples.
Essential to the Proletariat diet are vegetables, leafy greens, and fruits which consist of over 60% of a Prole's meal on average, followed by rice at 20%. Kimchi rice is widely considered a regional favourite among the Proles of Orienisia, the dish could owe its popularity to being the national dish of the Holy Koriyan Empire for hundreds of years. The importance of rice lies in the crop's preference for the wet climates of the continent's eastern seaboard, being historically farmed over millennia, enabled the Koriyan and Juwanese ethnicities who lived in such climates the ability to support huge populations; letting them conquer, settle and expand their cultural outreaches from their home territories.
Sports culture is prominent throughout the free communes covering all sorts of sport from individual 마라톤 (long-distance running) and swimming to team-based ball sports, they are all centred around a strategic and physical element. Chuggu (soccer) is the most popular sport in the world with 400 million players,the most prominent martial art is that of Monk Do. Founded by Dai-Kyoshi Togai Hirose, the style is a partially offensive and partially defensive art form that focuses on undermining the weakling by shifting energies (Chi) in your body to soften the blows you receive and strengthen the ones you hand out. The technique cannot be beaten at open hand techniques and using quick movements to overextend the opponent, making it easier to overcome their strengths. The most powerful aspect of the style is its focus on powerful, swift strikes. By taking advantage of speed, the enemy tends to tire out pretty quickly further giving the practitioner's strengths the upper hand. Numerous nationwide annual tournaments are held every year, with fans from all over the Proleriat's Union gathering around their TVs and computers to watch these competitions live. Koriya has become extremely dominant in international chugged championships, and the Koriyan "White Tiger" soccer team has held the highest record of win rate in the history of the sport in the last 50 years, with 259 victories to 23 losses.
• URBAN & RURAL LIFE
The Radiation Screen Walls that encircle the cities can
reach three hundred meters in height.
The PUCCR's population is highly urbanized; the majority of proles live within one of its (municipal, or regional) capital cities, of which the majority are located on the coast. At present, the split between urban and rural Proles is roughly 80/20 - this is after many decades of initiatives to encourage urban growth and expansion, and is trending further towards a more centralized population. A city, in the PUCCR, is an urban centre that is divided into more than one commune (in the PUCCR, municipal councils are divided into communes with populations of approx. 300,000).
The second-most populous city in the PUCCR is Pyeonseoul, the political and cultural capital of the Proletariat's Union, at ⪆6.9 million residents. Pyeonseoul has long been the second-most populous city in the superstate, overtaken by New Hanshai (presently at ⪆7.6 million) over one thousand years ago. It has benefited the most from the national reconstruction initiatives. The largest city, Hanshāi, had formerly covered an area of 2,472 km² prior to the 3rd Armageddon War. Only 37% of the city has been reclaimed thus far by the Anti-Radiation Screens and renamed into "New Hanshāi" after much of the original metropolis were rendered uninhabitable by Bhatkhalian neutron bombs. Ongoing reclamation efforts are retaking portions of the old city, one city block at a time, though the operations are met with criticism due to escalating costs. Gigantic curtain walls enclose every city within the PUCCR, a practical defence against the irradiated wildlife and the radioactive wastelands that scour the post-apocalyptic Orienisian continent. Embedded within the steel and concrete are electromagnetic conduits generating a passive electromagnetic field, shielding human settlements from nuclear fallout and harmful background radiation.
The religious capital of Yangyeol, the seventh most populated city in the PUCCR, is commemorated as the city that was spared most of the destruction from the war. It earned its status as the sacred city after Yan Sooyoung had descended to the city of Yangyeol in order to save its dying people from perdition. The All-Unionist Indoor Communal Grounds dominates the CBD as the world's largest convention centre and indoor space at 3,664,883 square meters in volume with a capacity to seat one million Proletariats.
A well-known example of "staff-less" convenience warehouses.
In efforts to improve the communal spirit of cities and urban centres, city planners have shifted away from infrastructure devoted to automobiles— introducing walkable and dense urban neighbourhoods. Public transport is free for people with physical disabilities, and there are plentiful dedicated lanes for bicycles, e-bikes and e-scooters. Same-Day deliveries are made possible by a concert of integrated nationwide logistics networks; autonomous in-land ports and drone services providers deliver cargo and freight 24/7. As communities have embraced car-free local commuting, warehouses are situated within ten minutes of population centres, therefore e-cargo bikes or aerial drones are the preferred mode of delivery of small cargo and arrive hours to minutes after a purchase order transaction is made. There are a wide variety of retail options ranging from greengrocer cooperatives to larger hypermarket chains, shopping in the PUCCR is made seamless through a highly streamlined digital experience. Since digital adoption is commonplace then citizens can shop anytime and anywhere online through mobile applications or walk into stores nationwide. Convenience store sized warehouses have transformed commerce in the PUCCR, these staff-less warehouses follow a "cashier-free" model and lack staffed checkouts, instead, payments are exclusively done electronic process through the use of Credit Card and Paywave. The cooperatives give back by strengthening the local communities, regularly sponsoring community events such as local giving and volunteering service, and providing emergency relief when disasters strike. Businesses in the PUCCR have truly ascended beyond meagre profit incentives, and compete over how to best give back to the community at large.
Metro area population
The All-Unionist Indoor Communal Grounds in Central Yangyeol.
All-Unionism is a unique socio-cultural belief system founded by Yan Sooyoung. The religion is disseminated through the All-Union Gospel, sacred handbooks that seeks to enlighten the proletariat through "Oneness through Good Works". Oneness through Good Works is an underlying principle is about living in a manner that secures the greatest freedom and well-being for all (intelligent life), rather than strictly benefiting an "upper-class": i.e. the wealthy, powerful, and privileged. In this sense, All-Unionism is a profoundly egalitarian belief.
All-Unionism as a social force is an equalizer; a central edict of conduct in systematic opposition to hierarchy in all its forms, treating the Divine Secretary's position in society as a "First among equals" despite the god-like immensity of Yan's power. All-Unionist believers do not believe that anyone has the right to be anyone else's authority figure, as this is a concept of capitalism and the state, implying authority over the individual. It rejects the concept of work altogether, instead endorsing the doing of necessary subsistence tasks as voluntary free play. Yan edifies that All-Unionism is based on the right of free association and disassociation for individuals, groups, and on significantly lowering the number of hours each individual must dedicate to necessary labor: "To recognize a variety of occupations as the basis of all progress and to organize in such a way that man may be absolutely free during his leisure time, whilst he may also vary his work, a change for which his early education and instruction will have prepared him— this can easily be put in practice in an All-Unionist society— this, again, means the emancipation of the individual, who will find doors open in every direction for his complete development".
All-Unionism chiefly outlines the steps required in transitioning towards a stateless society of post-scarcity abundance, where people are no longer obsessed with the accumulation of things. In order to achieve this, All-Unionism as a practice defies the separation of faith and the state, the ideology has been fully integrated with governance to become an intrinsic element in the superstructures of society. Naturally, this means the elimination of any conflict and competing ambitions and goals through permanent anti-revisionist revolutionary thought: in All-Unionist Theory this is called Perpetual Renewal. Furthermore, All-Unionism's teachings stipulate that the social and material forces compromising a society are to be understood and sufficiently mastered, before being directed towards some kind of common good through the practice of social engineering. To that effect, the All-Unionism theory "United through the Red March" endorses technophilia and optimistic futurism; encouraging the radical "acceleration" of society by intensifying technological advancements (Primarily digital and cybernetic in nature) to a point of Technological Singularity; enabling the maximum possible utilization of post-scarcity.
The All-Unionist model of Council Democracy model is non-partisan democratisation of the economy and the material conditions, policy decision-making and distribution management of the All-Unionist Republic by an elected council of temporary and instantly revocable delegates known as Public Functionaries. Proletariats are nominated into functionaries through direct vote, having demonstrated consistent technical expertise, and an ability to apply knowledge into practice and devise suitable, relevant strategies. A long-term education campaign aimed at eventually raising prodigal generations into All-Unionism will allow everyone an equal opportunity to participate in seats of Municipal Councils, and Regional Boards or a seat among the Intercontinental Supreme Congress of Labour Committee. Therefore, one could aptly describe the P.U.C.C.R as a "political party whose members is the population as a whole" where everyone has a decision-making potential. This has resulted in the decentralization of the government into a confederal association striving to preserve the statelessness of the constituent republics, sufficiently performing in empowering workers and preserving civic freedom. This system also empowers the individual indirectly by endorsing self-rule, self-management, and collective control over the means of production and distribution.
Worker's Councils combine to elect higher delegates under the express impetus of coordinating and facilitating the worker's agendas. This is achieved through theoretical analysis with other delegates, in consultation with the base population. It is by definition an organic technocracy, and difference of opinion along with freedom of discussion is permitted, so long as it does not cross into revisionism which would result in a high probability of a impeachment.
This is because functionaries are accountable to their electors and bound to the civic duty of carrying out the electors' imperatives. This ensures that the workers are able to direct their own agendas and determine their own needs in accordance with the Harmony Principle of All-Unionist Theory: "Each decision takes into account a proletariats abilities, the results in harmony with their own needs." A notice of dissatisfaction must be sanctioned within two working days before the functionary can be dismissed or impeached. Groups of delegates in turn elect a delegate into a higher position to pursue their mandates until the delegates are running the entirety of the industrial system.
• Tier SSS: The Municipal Council
- The smallest administrative entity. A collection of delegates nominated from smaller self-managing workplace entities (I.e. Worker's Union, Cooperative, ) to handle state affairs on the provincial scale.
• Tier S: The Regional Board
- An intermediate administrative entity. Regional Boards are a collection of delegates nominated from smaller municipal councils to handle state affairs on the regional scale. Multiple regional boards can join together to form a Labour Committee, a federal union that oversees multiple geographic regions to an entire continent.
• Tier A: The Supreme Congress of Labour Committees
- The most wide-controlling legislative and law-making apparatus of the Permanent Revolution, alternatively shortened to the Supreme Council. It is a tribune consisting of two chambers each with 62 seats— The People's Commission and the Cabinet of Minorities. The People's Commission and the Cabinet of Minorities are ultimately assemblies of regional council representatives through which the Dictatorship of the Proletariat is executed on the global level. Key differences are that the People's Commission mediates the voice of the major ethnic groups while the Cabinet of Minorities grants minorities a voice and representation; minimizing the impact of the majority's rule.
Authority is diluted in accordance to a three-tier "Bottom-Top" management structure known as reverse pyramid management, which is a key doctrine of All-Unionism. Decision-making power is vested in the demands of the workers themselves, who the functionary is inherently accountable. Through the lens of System Thinking, higher councils are not superior in "authority or decision-making" to lower councils, each is an organ of a greater interconnected body, operating in mutual cooperation with each other.
Civil matters are appealed to and settled in localities and regional courts of jurisprudence. Under rare and extreme occasions of revisionism, the action will warrant the attention of the International Assembly. The International Assembly is the greatest judicial arm of the World Union and strictly regulates and moderates the disputes and feuds of the constituent republics. Enforcers of Justice are directly appointed by voters much like all other Council delegates. Exemplary impartiality, expert reasoning, and an unwavering sense of justice are the idealized Arbiters of the People.
The Proletariat Union inherited the stockpile of nuclear weapons of its member nations. In accordance with the will of the Divine Secretary after the threat of nuclear war and Mutually Assured Destruction subsided in 1 AAY, the PUCCR participated in the Internationally ratified Weapons of Mass Destruction Ban Treaty of 1 BAY: a 77-page article describing the prohibition of any nation to research, development, and procure any form of nuclear weapons. All nuclear weapons have since been scrapped and the last nuclear powerplants used to generate weapons-grade plutonium were shut down 73 years after the Arrival of Yan.
After the Year 75 Convergence Event, the world government of the P.U.C.C.R maintain cordial relations with the United Nations of Earth, an alien civilization situated on the third planet of the Sol System. The United Nations of Earth is a decentralized international government but since the first contact, the fragmented nations of Earth have started seeking tighter-knit relationships. While it is generally agreed that the nations of Earth are not yet ready for All-Unionism, the Erudians routinely dispatch diplomatic envoys every year to the blue planet who act as advisors for the United Nations, helping the Earthlings abandon the idea of nation-states and unite into a world government of their own. The P.U.C.C.R currently maintains embassies in several nations across all seven continents of Earth in San Francisco USA, Seoul Korea, Hague Netherlands, Abuja Nigeria, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, Auckland New Zealand, Chihuahua Mexico and the city of Ushuaia in Argentina.
The "Red Torch" international space station in low erudian orbit.
The Unified Communist Councils practice a unique gift economy in accordance to distribution based on the metric of need. The concept of stores has been replaced with warehouses and distribution centers stocked with goods, consumption is compendiously tracked to measure consumer demand. The role of the material currency has been completely overhauled by an Accelerationalistic adoption of Energy Coupons. People are free to engage in whatever activities they found most fulfilling and would no longer have to engage in work for which they have neither the temperament nor the aptitude, working to achieve specific objectives rather than meeting arbitrarily established quotas.
The gift market is fairly diversified and centered around power generation, industrial manufacturing, and commercial goods production. Agriculture and rare earth metal extraction also maintain a significant role as bread still needs to be put on the table, and the world's vast deposits of rare earth metals and minerals are needed to continue technology pursuits. Generous financial incentives are rewarded to cooperatives and voluntary organizations that comply with environmental protection initiatives with more damaging business practices such as fracking and surface strip-mining completely banned by the Supreme Congress sanctioned Resolution against Unsustainable Environmental Practices passed in 37 AAY.
The P.U.C.C.R's economy still pursues a policy of sustainable development where the country carefully regulates its production of like agricultural produce and electricity. Industries are dominated entirely by workplace cooperatives in all sectors and the World Union is the Opus Magnum of workers' rights, self-sufficiency, and rising average incomes in an idiosyncratic All-Unionist system. A new age of automation and digitalization has opened up new avenues of unprecedented natural resource acquisition, efficiency growth, and productivity retention. By focusing on autarky, a Unionist Republics can function as an isolated and independent polity, producing its own food and becoming a net exporter of services and goods. In doing so, every Unionist Republic are self-sustaining and capable of potentially "breaking away" from the P.U.C.C.R.
The country's relationship with the space sector is defined by shaky oscillations of interest. With the inception of the Buron Space Shuttle program 37 years after the Arrival of Yan, launch costs to orbit had been substantially reduced. The Red Torch international space station became the first permanent Erudian presence within the voids of space, using centrifugal forces to simulate gravity in a habitation module capable of housing 100 cosmonauts. After the Year 75 Convergence Event, the burgeoning space sector was the focus of attention by the PUCCR's world government in Pyeonseoul. The Aeronautics Council of Koriya spearheaded the procurements of experimental drive, powerplant, habitation, and navigation technologies in the development of the U.C.C. Chang'e — the first interplanetary spacecraft that would send the first Erudian envoys to planet Earth.