Communist Party of the USMR

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Communist Party of the Union of Socialist Micronational Republics
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Party name Communist Party of the USMR
Micronation USMR (including Erusia, Licentia, Bzan)
Leader P. J. Gaffney (General Secretary)
Established February 7th 2009
Ideology Rennie-Gaffenyism, Marxism, Marxism-Leninism
Political position Extreme Left
Colours Red, Crimson, Gold, White, Yellow
Anthem Anthem of the CPUSMR


The Communist Party of the Union of Socialist Micronational Republics, known within the USMR as the Communist Party or simply as the CPUSMR, was the only national and ruling poliitcal party of the Union of Socialist Micronational Republics since its founding on February 7th 2009. Perhaps the single largest micronational Communist organisation at the time, the CPUSMR was a union of all the Communist and Socialist parties of the USMR's constituent Socialist Republics and represented their interests in national government. With no opposition in national government, all power of the State was effectively vested entirely in the members and institutions of the Party, a role recognised by the National Constitution. As of February 2009 the CPUSMR was made up of the Erusian National Communist Party, the Licentian Socialist Workers' Party and the Bzanite National Democratic Communist Party.

Flag of the CPUSMR from Feb 7th - March 30th 2009.

History

Founding

When the Union of Socialist Micronational Republics was established on February 7th 2009]], it became immediately clear that having three Communist Parties operating in the Union-level government would spark rivalries and pose a serious threat to the security of the Union. It was decided that, in the style of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, a single Union-level Communist Party would be established with supremacy over the individual political parties of the individual Republics. Thus, shortly after the Union itself was founded, the CPUSMR was established to rule the Union and unite the different Communist factions. A leadership election resulted in a landslide victory for P. J. Gaffney as 1st General Secretary of the CPUSMR. Shortly thereafter the Party adopted it's three core ideologies.

Organisation

Structure

Central Party Congress

The CPUSMR was organised in a manner similar to the CPSU. Officially, the highest national organ of the CPUSMR was the Central Party Congress of the Union, an organisation distinctly similar to the National Congress of the Erusian National Communist Party. The Central Party Congress was an institution comprised of a number of invited delegates from various subordinate Party institutions (in practice, delegates are usually all the active members of the Party) that met whenever required to vote on matters of national Party policy, constitutional reform or major national legislature change that the Party wished to consult the majority on. Decisions by the Congress were made through a private, majority vote of attending delegates. If a Congress was not feasible then individual delegates were consulted independently for their vote on an urgent matter, though this was frowned upon by the Party. Additionally, the Central Party Congress elected a Central Committee.

Central Committee of the CPS

The Central Committee of the Central Party Congress of the CPUSMR was the central executive unit of the Communist Party, elected by the Central Party Congress meetings. The Central Committee served a minimum term of 3 months and a term no longer than 12 months, although the Party typically elected a Central Committee every 4-6 months. The role of the Central Committee was to effectively fulfil the role of the Central Party Congress when it was not in session - it developed and implemented new Party policies within a framework established by the CPS. Each Central Committee was expected to meet target goals established by the Central Party Congress it was elected at. In the tradition of Democratic Centralism, the Committee elected a Politburo.

Politburo of the Central Committee

The 'Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Central Party Congress of the CPUSMR', commonly known as the Politburo, was made up of the top members of the Central Committee who held the most important Party and State political offices. Like all institutions of the Party, it was subordinate to the authority of the Central Party Congress and, although appointment to the Politburo is prestigious, it by no means guaranteed unchecked control over national affairs. All Politburo members were required to swear an oath to serve the People and the Party. The general role of the Politburo was to establish major Party policies and State legislative items in the same way the Central Committee of the ENCP did. It is also recognised as the senior direction of the revolution. The current Politburo has five standing members, two of which are women, two Erusian, one Licentian and two Bzanites.

If a new Republic joined the Union, the General Secretary of the Republic's ruling or largest Communist/Socialist Party was automatically appointed to the Politburo as an 'Alternate Member', subject to re-election or full election by the next Central Party Congress.

Last Politburo
Rank Name Party Offices State Offices
I (1st) P. J. Gaffney General Secretary (CPUSMR), General Secretary (CPB) USMR President, Bzan President
II (2nd) Robert Lethler Executive Secretary of the Central Committee,

General Secretary (ENCP)

Erusian SPC
III (3rd) Colum McKenna General Secretary (LSWP) Licentian Premier
IV (4th) Carwyn Jenkins Executive Secretary of the Discipline Committee NPEC-IA (Erusia), Union Minister
V (5th) Michelle Yui Executive Secretary of the Political and Legislative

Affairs Committee

Speaker of the Supreme General Assembly
VI (6th) Kai Roosevelt Executive Secretary for Revolutionary Affairs Foreign Minister, Erusian Premier

Membership

Unlike the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and other macronational ruling Communist Parties, membership in the Communist Party of the USMR was open to any and all citizens of a Republic. Anyone who wished to join the Communist Party must have done so through their Republic's member Party, which in turn made them a full member of the CPUSMR. Party members could also criticise citizens of a non-Union member state, provided they hedld State authorised dual citizenship and understand that the Party expected Union affairs to be their priority. The only individuals denied membership to the Party are those who were:

  • Dual citizens who are Nobles or hold a title of nobility in a foreign micronation.
  • Anyone sentenced by the Tribune of the Proletarian Revolution during the Licentian June Revolution and was not subsequently pardoned.
  • Anyone regarded as an Enemy of the People, Enemy of the Proletariat or Enemy of the State.
  • Anyone guilty of a major crime under Union laws.

External links

Former official chat venue of the CPUSMR (password locked)