People's Republic of Graecia
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|People's Republic of Graecia|
|Motto: Workers of the World, Unite!|
|Anthem: (none yet)|
|Official language(s)||Istvanistani (Common Tongue)|
|Official religion(s)||None (secular state)|
|Government||Totalitarian Non-Partisan Graeco-Marxist Socialist State|
|- Premier||Eugene Friedriechsen|
|Area||59,472 sq km|
|Currency||Graecian drachma (GRD)|
|Time zone(s)||CMT +5|
|National website||(none yet)|
The People's Republic of Graecia is a Communist Micronation founded on 1686 AN. It claims Graecia Island (former Taeland), and a landmass in the planet Argon dubbed the Dervenian Autonomous People's Republic. The Micras claim was recognized a Norton year later,, so Graecia can be considered a newcomer to Micras. Graecia is a unique nation, been currently the only communist one on Micras. The Goverment's Functionalities are mostly concentrated on the hands of the Premier (currently Eugene Friedriechsen), who effectively rules the nation from the capital city of Salonigrad. The Graecian people live in a huge reconstruction effort; Since Taeland was dissolved, the island has been long abandoned. The economy of the newborn state is still small, because no major resource has been exploited yet (with a few exceptions); As the communist ideals dictate, most things are colloquially owned by the people (and thus, the state), so, the living conditions can be described as relatively adequate. Graecia has drawn criticism for it's governance; Many say that the current premier just uses socialism to justify his unlawful rule and cult of personality. However, these claims are not popular; instead, Graecia has managed to make allies (even if not communist), namely the Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union and the Free City of Chryse. Graecia is a member of the MTO and the Port of Vines.
The prefix People's republic is commonly used by socialist states. It symbolises that the republic "had been created by the people and for the people" (althrough rarely a People's republic works as a republic, in contrast to it's name). Graecia is an annagramatism and a refference to Greece. It also can be interpreted as an annagramatism of grace. The digraph ae was also used in the island's former name, Taeland, so this symbolises the continuity of communism in the island and the two states.
The Graecian Government seems unwilling to state it's history of foundation. There is a popular legend that states these: Graecia Island was abandoned since Taeland was dissoluted. It's inhabitants, in complete anarchy, managed to create a distinctive Graecian culture, but there were also hostilities between the inhabiting tribes. Suddenly, they sighted a ship carrying an unknown flag (the current Graecian one). In the start, they thought that this ship was piratic, so they prepared their arms (as there was no gunpowder, they had axes and spears). However, the ship did not seem to perform any moves that would indicate that it came to plunder the island, as it slowly approached the sandy coast of Ersoy, the former capital. It disembarked on the remnants of the former port; guards left the ship first, to secure that the locals would not attack. After that, a young man dressed in official clothes appeared in the front of the ship; He was introduced as Eugene Friedriechsen, and, in his speech , he stated that he would stop the long period of Anarchy, creating a Communist nation on the island. The natives, hearing theese, were relatively happy that anarchy would end; They were fammiliar with communism (as Taeland was a communist state), still they feared that the new regime would be oppressive. Most of the city of Ersoy has been transformed into a collection of slums, where the poor people were controlled by gangs. As such, the city has gathered bad reputation, and Eugene Friedriechsen decided that a new city should be created; one that would pay homage to the great endeavors of the communist people. The People's Republic of Graecia was founded on 1686 AN; thus starting the period known as the First state. The same time, the first buildings were build at the new capital, Salonigrad
Foundation and Reforms
From this period on, the Government claims the below. There are many legends and other things that challenge these, still this is the established and recognized history. The first weeks of the state proceeded as planned by Friedriechsen; the Communist Party of Graecia was founded as the vanguard force in the state. Work had started in re-shaping Ersoy as well as other villages, and many small communities were united to create the settlements that are today known as Cliffton and Erythropolis. This time. many aspects of the State were formalized, most notably the currency and the armed forces. However, with the restructuring effort problems came; most notably, a portion of the people did not like been ruled by a communist faction, and the anti-revolutionary behavior of the Tarr people started been felt. And, unfortunately, the first crisis that threatened to destroy everything that was accomplished until now presented itself. The Communist Party of Graecia behaved excactly as it should not; it's members either did not participated in it's meetings, or used their position as party members to incite corruption. All these weakened the position of it's General Secretary (a position which was held by the Premier), whi could do nothing to stop this. Corruption made the citizens unfaithfully to the government, and so, the entire beeing of Graecia was put into jeopardy. The Premier had to take immediate action with the weakened power he still held, or the people would revolt and Graecia been eliminated forever. So, the Refors got National Reorganisation (known also as the Twenty-three of june reforms, or as The dissolution of the First State) were put in place. Most notably, the rulling party, the Communist Party of Graecia, was dissoluted, and the ideology changed from Marxism-Lenninism to Graecian Marxism. In theese reforms, Eugene Friedriechsen collected more power in his hands, and, althrough theese reforms literally saved the nation, some could say that theese reforms were a "self-coup"
After the reforms, the Second State was formed, the nation's current era. It could be said that now the nation is more organised; especially in the foreign relations. However, it is still an obscure, unrecognised nation. Inside the nation, activity is still literraly non-excsistent. This is a problem that does not distract the nation, however, and the Micras claim was accepted on 12/7/2020. (expect info for the DAPR that will come soon)