Democratic People's Republic of Kirkland
Democratic People's Republic of Kirkland
|Motto: One People, One Struggle
|Anthem: The Internationale
|[[File:Near Independence, Missouri, United States|frameless|upright=1.15]]
and largest city
|Yates City, Alovia
|English, German, Russian
|Supreme People's Congress
|16 February 2011 (Traditional)
23 October 2011 (Socialist Republic)
The Democratic People's Republic of Kirkland (DPRoK) is a successor state to the Most Glorious and Holy Empire of Kirkland. It was founded by Nathaniel Yates and other communist sympathizers after the dissolution of the Empire of Kirkland. The nation is a socialist state that adheres to a strict Leninist ideology.
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|Most Glorious and Holy Empire of Kirkland (16 Feb.-23 Oct. 2011)
|Democratic People's Republic of Kirkland (23 Oct.- Present)
The DPRoK was founded by Nathaniel Yates following the dissolution of Kirkland. He thought that, in the chaos of the dissolution, a new communist nation could be found from the ruins of the old. He gained an early ally in the Duchess of Halmonton who pledged her territory to the new nation with the promise that she would be made governor of that territory and be guaranteed a seat in the new nation's legislature.
On October 25, 2011, Yates announced publicly the creation of the Democratic People's Republic of Kirkland. Immediately the nation's population grew. A meeting was set for October 27 at which time all the people of the new nation would work together to form the nation's founding documents and establish to nation fully. Because of easy communication the meeting was pushed up a day to the 26th. On that day the gathered citizens drafted and approved a new constitution.
Government and politics
Politics in the DPRoK are dominated by the Communist Party. Being a socialist state, the only party approved is the Communist Party. All major decisions are made in the party and by the party. However, unlike some socialist states, the Communist Party of Kirkland has an open door policy and allows anyone who agrees with the party platform to join the party. This is allowed so as to ensure a constantly growing party base and to keep that party as representative of the population of the nation as possible. The nation's constitution is the governing document regarding all governmental activity.
The Premier is the official head of state of the DPRoK. The Premier acts as the head of the Council of People's Commissars. The Premier, like the Council of People's Commissars, can issue executive decrees that are binding law but can be repealed by the Supreme People's Congress. The Premier is selected by the Supreme People's Congress.
Council of People's Commissars
The Council of People's Commissars is the executive council of Kirkland. It is comprised of the heads of each of the People's Commissariats. The Council of People's Commissars is headed by the Premier. The Council has the power to issue executive decrees that are binding law but can later be repealed by the Supreme People's Congress.
Supreme People's Congress
The Supreme People's Congress is the legislative branch of the government. It is empowered to make the laws of the nation. The Congress is elected in free democratic elections by all the citizens of the DPRoK for a three month term.
Chairman of the Supreme People's Congress
The Chairman of the Congress is the official head of government of the DPRoK. The Chairman presides over all meetings of the Congress and has the power to determine the legislative docket of the Congress. The Chairman is selected by the Congress from amongst its members.
The Communist Party is the only political party in Kirkland. It takes the form of a vanguard party that is designed to lead the people to a truly communist society. Because of the nature of the DPRoK and the ideology of the state, only the Communist Party may be represented in government.
The DPRoK is divided into Republics. Each Republic is overseen by a Governor.
Alovia is the capital province of the DPRoK. It is located on the planet of Micras
Balromia is the Earth-based Republic and has all the de facto government offices.
The economy of the DPRoK is structured as a command economy with all production being regulated by a central planning committee. This committee, which is run out of the Council of People's Commissars, has complete power to set all production quotas and can regulate the distribution of raw materials.
The economy of the DPRoK is almost entirely agrarian. The main products of the DPRoK are tomatoes, lettuce, and peppers which are raised on collective farms. There is one small industrial facility that produces firewood but this comprises only a small part of the overall production of the DPRoK.
The People's Armed Defence Forces are the collective military of the DPRoK. They are comprised of the People's Revolutionary Army, the People's Air Defence Force, and the People's Naval Defence Force.
The DPRoK has a total of 7 citizens. All the citizens are Caucasian. 86% of the citizens are male. 71% of the citizens are between the ages of 18 and 25. 43% of the citizens are Christian with the other 57% being atheist.
The culture of the DPRoK most resembles American culture because that nation entirely surrounds the DPRoK. However, the government has stated that it is trying to create a unique Kirkish culture based around socialist realism.
Law and order
Law and order in the DPRoK is maintained by two separate forces that occupy different fields of security
The Worker's Militia acts as the regular police force of the DPRoK. They patrol the streets and arrest criminals. The Worker's Militia is structured like a military force. The Worker's Militia is permitted to carry handguns but not heavy weapons. The Worker's Militia has limited investigatory powers but is responsible for collecting evidence in the event of criminal cases.
Committee for State Security
The Committee for State Security is the policing body responsible for protecting the DPRoK from elements that are determined to be counter-revolutionary. The CSS is empowered to arrest, detain, and question any individual who is thought have information about or have taken part in counter-revolutionary groups or activities. The CSS operates entirely in secret and none of its operations are known except to select government officials and CSS officers. The CSS is the only policing agency that is permitted to infringe on the rights of citizens in order to ensure the safety of the State.
The DPRoK maintains an open doors policy to other nations. Any nation seeking to establish relations with the DPRoK is permitted to do such. The nation tends towards more formal relations but it is not opposed to informal relations.
The following nations have signed treaties of mutual recognition:
The following nations received automatic recognition form the DPRoK:
- Hutt River
- Taiwan (We do not recognize its claims to China however)
- South Ossetia
This article is part of a series on communist micronations.
* Communist micronationalists