Socialist Union of the Wakatipu
| Socialist Union of the Wakatipu |
Excpect the best, but prepare for the worst
|Queenstown, New Zealand |
|Official religion(s)||State Atheisim|
|Government||Marxist-Leninist Single-party State|
|- General Secretary||Campbell Britton|
|- Premier||Thomas Jarvis|
|Population||6 Census of non-WCP members yet to be carried out|
|Time zone||GMT +12|
|National drink||English Breakfast Tea|
The Socialist Union of the Wakatipu is a communist micronation spread out across the Wakatipu Basin.
The Socialist Union of the Wakatipu is made up of former territory belonging to members of the Communist party of Frigus. After successfully seceding, the nation quickly went about consolidating its power.
Secession movement in Frigus
The secession movement began long before the trial of future resident Campbell Britton. The republic of Frigus had come under constant scrutiny by the left wing for its increasing reliance on its intelligence service, the H.I.S., which many communist party members believed was the first stage to the establishment of a Fascist police state. The cyber-terrorist "Frigus liberator" was accused of having communist party ties, but this was dis proven. Previously, the communist party attempted to secede, but ultimately failed after a last minute pullout by Campbell Britton. But resentment grew, and the communist party began to formulate the plan for another attempt to break away. When party leader Campbell Britton informed the communist party, an H.I.S. agent revealed this to the Frigus president. He was put on trial for treason
Treason Trial of Campbell Britton
President Hugh Taylor of the Frigus Republic attempted to convict Campbell Britton of treason and prevent the secession. The communist party contained the entire command structure of the Frigus military and also validated Frigus as a republic, because of the fact there were no other opposition parties in the Frigus congress. though convicted, the communist party went ahead and created the Socialist Union at 1:15pm, , granting asylum to the general secretary and forced the Frigus government to drop charges.
Frigus and the SUW remain on high tension, but neither have the logistical ability to conduct a war (the SUW lacked soldiers and the Frigus army no longer had an experienced officer corps). Many agree that the SUW would be the one to cause the war, but winning it would be up to debate. Currently the SUW is trying to negotiate with Frigus, but the republic refuses to recognize the communist state.
Government and politics
The executive wing is held firmly by the communist party of the Waktipu, with the Central committee holding complete power. All communist party members are issued party cards, required for all party events, only party members can hold government positions. the General Secretary of the communist party is head of state. The nation currently lacks the infrastructure for a legislative wing.
The Military is currently run as the commissariat, a direct branch of the communist party which serves all security and military needs in the interim as the country starts up. Currently the Commissariat is occupying all claimed territory of the SUW, but has not received sufficient military training to be declared ready for combat duty.
Wakatipu recognizes all member states of the United Nations, but is not recognized by any UN member states. The Socialist Union is de facto at war with Frigus, since much of the SUW's territory is claimed by the Republic of Frigus. Wakatipu is currently seekiing out diplomatic relations with various micronations.
|Republic of Frigus||Cold war stand off, neither prepared for war, summit planned to normalize relations|
|Independent State of Merit||Mutual formal recognition, no treaties or pacts yet signed|
|25px Arstotzka||Military alliance, stong diplomatic ties, mutual formal recognition|
|Kingdom of Doland||Mutual formal recognition|
|Unironia||Mutual formal recognition|
|German Reich of Mednyi||Mutual formal recognition|
|People's Republic of Hashima||Mutual formal recognition|
Geography and Climate
The Socialist Union of the Wakatipu is located in the alpine resort town of Queenstown. Queenstown is situated on the shore line of Lake Wakatipu, the third largest lake by surface area in New Zealand. It is at a relatively high altitude nestled among mountains, and there are close-by gorges and some plains suitable for agriculture. Despite its relatively high altitude and mountain surroundings, it has an oceanic climate. Summer has long warm days with temperatures that can reach 30 °C while winters are cold with temperatures often in single digits with frequent snowfall, although there is no permanent snow cover during the year. As with the rest of Central Otago, Queenstown lies within the rain shadow of the Southern Alps, but being closer to the west coast the town is more susceptible to rain-bearing fronts compared to nearby Cromwell, Wanaka and Alexandra. The hottest recorded temperature in Queenstown is 34.1 °C (93 °F), while the coldest is −8.4 °C (17 °F).
Ethnicity The nation is made up of mostly New Zealand Europeans (Pakeha) with English, Fijian Hindi and American nationals make up the largest minorities.
English is the only recognized language in Wakatipu, but many citizens speak other languages like Latin, Russian and Hindi.
Wakatipu strongly encourages state Atheism, but strong elements of Gear list and Hindu make up the religion demographic.
Wakatipu claims 100% literacy, with all members receiving High School or higher education.