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Arstotzkanism is a political ideology based on Democratic Market Socialism and the government systems of the Arstotzkan Union. The system is a combination of Democratic Socialism, Market Socialism, Centralism, Federalism, Republicanism and collectivised leadership. Arstotzkanism works by centralizing the government of a country while still allowing for minor autonomy for regions, however according to Arstotzkan Law, the autonomy must be enforced by a higher office, usually a legislative or executive branch of government.

Arstotzkanism was made an official part of the Arstotzkan Federal Government system under the Arstotzkan Statute on Government Systems (2021). This made the Arstotzkan Union the first Arstotzkanist nation in the world. Although the ideology isn't officially entrenched in Arstotzkan law anymore, it is still seen as an ideology in the nation but one not being practiced.

Arstotzkanism came about from Arstotzkanism: A Manifesto on New Zealand Socialism by Ethan Brinkman. The book talks about ways to incorporate the government systems of the Arstotzkan Union into New Zealand to make it into a socialist state rather than a capitalist nation.


The usage of Arstotzkanism outside of the Arstotzkan Union is complicated. Put simply, Arstotzkanism bases itself on six principles, they are:

Democratic Socialism & Centralism

Arstotzkanism still requires government control over operations of the state, similar to its socialist stance. When it comes to government functions, the Arstotzkanist philosophy differs from other politics. In the case of the Executive wing of Government, the philosophy is that the highest office is the Office of the Presidency (for which is made of two Presidents, in order to not have one sole person in charge, this also divides responsibility with the First President focusing on the Military aspect of the nation and the Second President focusing on civil matters). Another difference in the Executive sector is the way laws are passed. In the Arstotzkan Union, legislation becomes law once it has been approved by the Executive Committee of the Office of the Presidency, which is made up of a whole bunch of different chairman from all sectors of the Arstotzkan Union. The Executive branch of governance also includes the Politburo of the ASLDP or the Political Bureau to the Executive Committee for the Arstotzkan Social Liberal Democratic Party. The centralism aspect of Arstotzkanist philosophy when it argues of a single governing state, or a central federal government rather than many state and territorial governments. The ideal believes that state and territorial representation must be through the power of the central government and that they should have strong ties to the Federal Government. This became evident in the "Great Uniting", where in December 2021, the First President united the territories from being independent territories into a single body, almost like a state, with them becoming the United Territories of the Greater Arstotzkan Union. The territories lost major self representation but in turn did gain major representation in the Executive body of the Federal Government, with the creation of the Office of the Chairman Supreme of the Government of the United Territories of the Greater Arstotzkan Union.

Arstotzkan Common Law

Arstotzkanism also uses a different form of Common Law, known simply as Arstotzkan Common Law, which changes the hierarchy and jurisdiction of different types of Legislation and the powers of the legislature and judiciary. For example, Acts of legislation from the legislature only apply to the actions of people, territories, states and the such. They can be amended by order of the Executive Committee or the Office of the Presidency, but not the judiciary. Legislation that has the power over the Federal, State and Territorial Governments are statutes, such as the Arstotzkan Statute on Government Systems (2021), they act similarly to a Constitution, in their power. They can be amended by not removed from law, and only the Office of the Presidency has authority over changes to statutes. They are also only created by the Executive Committee and not the Legislature. The judiciary does have the power to enforce Acts and Statues but not remove them, change them or amend them. A "Plea of Amendment" can be made by the Judiciary to the Minister of Justice or the Second President to change, repeal or amend a law or statue.