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Union of Socialist Micronational Republics
Aguivuh Xivleoh Zaaxhiau eg Opue
Izhez Uguoqndut Dtoq Puxiqhy

Febuary - May 2009
USMRflag
Flag

National Motto Freedom, Equality, Justice, Revolution

Capital Erus City

Official language English, Bzanish, Erusian

Demonym none

Government Federal

 Socialist Republic, Communist State

President of the U.S.M.R. P. J. Gaffney last
Premier of the U.S.M.R. Robert Lethler first
Kai Roosevelt last

Currency varies regionally

Historical era Crusading period
– Established 7 Febuary, 2009
– Disestablished 7 May 2009

Preceded by Licentia-bzanUnited Royal Kingdom of Licentia and Bzan
Succeeded by CommerusiaDemocratic People's Republic of Erusia
BzanunionflagPeople's Popular Socialist Republic of Bzan

The Union of Socialist Micronational Republics (USMR), commonly known as the Socialist Union or as the Socialist Micronationale, was a micronational Communist State comprised of three semi-autonomous constituent Republics who came together to unite under a single banner on February 7, 2009. Originally founded as a union between the Democratic People's Republic of Bzan and the first Socialist Republic of Licentia, the USMR was re-established when the Democratic People's Republic of Erusia and People's Popular Socialsit Republic of Bzan united and created a third state, the second Socialist Republic of Licentia. It dissolved itself on May 7 2009 following a counter-revolution in Licentia that prompted Erusia and Bzan to declare their independence from the central government in the interests of preserving their own Socialist governments.

The Socialist Union was founded when senior Erusian and Bzanite leaders came to the conclusion that, with three major Socialist states currently existing in the micronational community as independent entities, it would be easier and fairer if these nations joined together under a single banner in a style similar to that of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics that existed from 1922 to 1991. It was agreed that the Union should permit its constituent Republics sufficient autonomy so that regional governments could address local issues without needing to bring the matter to the attention of the central government, whilst at the same time constituent Republics were stripped of their right to conduct foreign affairs and represent themselves abroad, surrendering such functions to the Union's new government.

The USMR had only one legal union-wide political party, the Communist Party of the Union of Socialist Micronational Republics (CPUSMR), which was comprised of members of the Communist Party of each Republic. Leadership elections were held as soon as the agreement was reached. P. J. Gaffney became Head of State with the title People's President of the Union of Socialist Micronational Republics, whilst Robert Lethler was appointed as Comrade Premier of the Union.

Politics and Government

The Politics of the Union of Socialist Micronational Republics took place within the framework of a Federative Socialist Republic that generally adhered to the micronational Marxist ideology of Rennie-Gaffneyism. Like most Communist States, Erusia is ruled by a single political party and elections take the form of nominations from within the Party, making government institutions subordinate or synonymnous with parallel institutions of the Communist Party. Each individual Republic of the USMR was permitted to determine it's own rules for political parties but, in practice, only each nation's Communist faction could ever hold power.

Head of Government

The Premier of the Union was the national Head of Government and the main leader of the Union of Socialist Micronational Republics, although it is worth noting that the President could hold substantial political power depending on their corresponding office in the Party. The Premier was effectively the de facto leader of the nation, having the power to represent the nation abroad and make executive policy decisions within certain limits. Regardless, much of the Premier's power remained subject to the Party and to the national legislative systems, preventing any one individual from gaining too much power over the Union.

Executive Power

Executive power, in typical Rennie-Gaffneyist fashion, was vested entirely in a group of central institutions and agencies directly subordinate to Party authority. This institution was known officially as the National Revolutionary Committee, headed by the People's President who served as Head of State. Each standing member of the NRC was granted a Ministerial office to deal with a specific subject matter that effected the Union as a whole.

Head of State

The People's President had more power than his macronational Soviet counterpart had for much of the USSR's life, being granted some power to make unilateral executive decisions. The primary duty of the President was to chair the National Revolutionary Committee and provide direction and advice to the government on matters of national policy. The exact powers of the President frequently varied according to what office s/he held in the CPUSMR - the higher their office in the Communist Party, the more decision-making and leadership powers were granted to the office of People's President.

Legislative Power

In the Union of Socialist Micronational Republics the national legislature operated according to the principle of Direct Democracy out of sheer necessity. Any Communist Party official could apply to stand in one of the Supreme General Assembly's 250 seats, which were divided proportionately amongst the constituent Republics. The Democratic People's Republic of Erusia dominated the legislature, having more residents in its claimed territory than any other Republic. The Supreme General Assembly was the platform for legislature that effected the Union as a whole to be proposed, debated and voted on. Unlike many other Communist States debate over national legislative items was encouraged and Party officials were permitted to vote against most items of legislature if they strongly believed it should be rejected by the Assembly. As of February 2009, the seats available in the Supreme General Assembly wre as follows:

National Revolutionary Committee

The National Revolutionary Committee of the Union of Socialist Micronational Republics is the name given to the most senior Executive leadership body of that nation, representing the pinacle of the State's Executive power. It is elected by the Communist Party of the Union of Socialist Micronational Republics once every six months - or earlier if required - all though final appointments are subject to the authority of the individual appointed Chairperson of the Committee. Most members of the Committee are Ministers and, as such, the NRC can be compared to the cabinet of other nations.

Composition of the Committee

Lethler Premiership

  1. P. J. Gaffney
    • Executive Chairman of the National Revolutionary Committee
    • General Secretary of the CPUSMR
    • People's President of the USMR (February 7 2009 - present)
  2. Robert Lethler
    • Executive Vice-Chairman of the National Revolutionary Committee
    • Executive Secretary of the CPUSMR Central Committee
    • Comrade Premier of the USMR (February 7 - March 30 2009)
  3. Carwyn Jenkins
    • Standing Member of the National Revolutionary Committee
    • Executive Secretary of the Discipline Committee
    • Minister for Union Affairs (February 7 - March 30 2009)
  4. Kai Roosevelt
    • Standing Member of the National Revolutionary Committee
    • Executive Secretary of the Revolutionary Affairs Committee
    • Minister for Foreign Affairs (February 7 - March 30 2009)
  5. Colum McKenna
    • Standing Member of the National Revolutionary Committee
    • Politburo Member
      • Minister for Justice (February 11 - March 12 2009)
      • Minister for Justice and Security (March 12 2009 - present)
  6. James Marshall
    • Standing Member of the National Revolutionary Committee
    • Standing Member of the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee
    • Minister for Social Development (February 11 - March 30 2009)
  7. Kenneth Maisano
    • Standing Member of the National Revolutionary Committee
    • Standing Member of the Revolutionary Affairs Committee
      • Minister for Revolutionary Security (Febraury 10th - March 12 2009)
      • Executive Commissioner of the Central Intelligence Committee (later Central Intelligence Bureau) (March 12 2009 - present)

Roosevelt Premiership

  1. P. J. Gaffney
    • Executive Chairman of the National Revolutionary Committee
    • General Secretary of the CPUSMR
    • People's President of the USMR (February 7 2009 - present)
  2. Kai Roosevelt
    • First Executive Vice-Chairwoman of the National Revolutionary Committee
    • Executive Secretary of the Revolutionary Affairs Committee
    • Comrade Premier of the USMR (March 30 2009 - present)
  3. Robert Lethler
    • Second Executive Vice-Chairman of the National Revolutionary Committee
    • Executive Secretary of the CPUSMR Central Committee
    • Minister for Foreign Affairs (March 30 2009 - present)
  4. James Marshall
    • Standing Member of the National Revolutionary Committee
    • Standing Member of the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee
    • Minister for Union Affairs (March 30 2009 - present)
  5. Colum McKenna
    • Standing Member of the National Revolutionary Committee
    • Politburo Member
    • Minister for Justice and Security (March 12 2009 - present])
  6. Carwyn Jenkins
    • Standing Member of the National Revolutionary Committee
    • Executive Secretary of the Discipline Committee
    • Minister for Social Development (March 30 2009 - present)
  7. Kenneth Maisano
    • Standing Member of the National Revolutionary Committee
    • Standing Member of the Revolutionary Affairs Committee
    • Executive Commissioner of the Central Intelligence Bureau (March 12 2009 - present)
  8. Laura Williams
    • Alternate Member of the National Revolutionary Committee
    • Standing Member of the Revolutionary Affairs Committee
    • Director of the Culture and Creative Media Agency (March 31 2009 - present)
  9. Thomas Smith
    • Alternate Member of the National Revolutionary Committee
    • Standing Member of the CPUSMR Central Committee
    • Chairman of the Central Economic Council (April 1 2009 - present)

Socialist Republics

As an intermicronational federative Union, the USMR was made up of a number of Socialist Republics which had relinquished a number of their rights and powers to the central government in the interests of creating a single united Socialist micronational Federation. When the USMR was initially established only two Republics existed, with a third being established from former Licentia territory. Upon being formed or joining the Union, the Republic adopted a second official name in the style of <Demonym> Socialist Republic to be used at Union-level, although each Republic retained it's own original official name and could be still referred to as such. Any Socialist micronation could join the Union and new Republics could be established as necessary. The criteria for joining or forming a Republic were as follows:

  • The Republic must be constitutionally Socialist or Communist in some way, shape or form (or be prepared to become constitutionally Socialist).
  • The Republic must have seperate Head of State and Head of Government offices.
  • The Republic must be prepared to relinquish the appropriate rights and powers of national autonomy to the Central Government.
  • The Republic's Communist and Socialist political parties must be prepared to join the CPUSMR.
The Republics of the USMR
Flag Republic's Official Name Republic's Union Name Capital
1 Erusianunionflag Democratic People's Republic of Erusia Erusian Socialist Republic Erus City
2 Socialistlicentianflag Socialist Republic of Licentia Licentian Socialist Republic Licentia City
3 Bzanunionflag People's Popular Socialist Republic of Bzan Bzanite Socialist Republic Bzan City


Foreign Policy

The USMR maintained strong bilateral ties with nations such as Francisville, Scientopia, Petorio and most other members of the Grand Unified Micronational. Since it's foundation the foreign ministry for the USMR had issued two white papers concerning foreign policy - following these papers, the USMR had condemned both the Kingdom of Camuria and the Ohio Empire and had asserted that it would have no dealings with either State outside of the GUM. Similarly, outside of the GUM, no Communist Party official was authorised to interact with a citizen of either Camuria or the Ohio Empire. On February 16, 2009, the foreign office revoked the white paper for Camuria, asserting that "The Kingdom of Camuria has demonstrated that, regardless of vast ideological differences between us [the USMR] and them, they are not a threat to the revolutionary struggle of the People and as such we see no reason not to revoke Policy 6A (the white paper)". Since then, the USMR withdrew all recognition of Camuria and denied that they are a real micronational movement.

On April 2 2009, on her third day in office, the 2nd Premier of the USMR established that "[My government] shall never reverse it's foreign policy towards the Kingdom of Camuria or the Ohio Empire and believes the leaders of both these nations have demonstrated they are active opponents to the Socialist cause and are natural Enemies of the Revolution." This is the first known instance of either leader being classified as an Enemy of the Revolution (one of four variations of the title Enemy of the State in the USMR), although the Central Intelligence Bureau and the Union Affairs Ministry never officially declared King Ian II or Emperor Malum I as Enemies of the Revolution. It is more likely that Roosevelt's comments were political rhetoric in an effort to secure the vital support of the hardliner Conservatives in the CPUSMR.

Generally percieved as a "bastion of micronational Communism and Socialism", the USMR was widely viewed by the active MicroWiki community as one of - if not the - most powerful and influencial representative of left-wing micronational politics. It came to regard nations such as Scientopia and Francisville as "notable ideological friends" - Francisville for it's overall support of Social Democracy and Scientopia for it's advancement of scientific development and freedom of conscience. The USMR had strong bilateral ties with the Socialist Republic of Murrayfield and the Republic of North Altania and was generally seen to advocate a strong, hardline internationalist foreign policy. The Union did not openly advocate the forceful spreading of Socialism to other micronational states but has in the past lended full support to Communist movements in other micronations that have emerged independently.

Allies of the Union

Official Allies (those with formal, standing treaties of alliance with the USMR):

De facto Allies (those treated as being like allies of the USMR, but who have no Treaty of Alliance with it):

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