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Federation of Chartist Socialist Republics
|Motto: "Peacefully if we can, forcibly if we must"|
|Anthem: "The Red Flag"|
The Chartist Federation in the European Union
|Region||Commonwealth of Communist Countries|
and largest city
|Official languages||English a|
|Recognised national languages||Scots, Welsh a|
|Recognised regional languages||Scottish Gaelic, Cornish|
|Government||Federal Council Socialist Republic|
ex officio President of the Charters
| Robert Griffiths PA (CPB)
de facto Premierb
| Gawain Hicks CM (RPP)
|-||General Secretary of the United Front Central Committee|| David Yaffe PA (RCG)
|-||Procurator of the Federation|| Charlie Kimber (SWP)
|-||Upper house||Congress of Charters|
|-||Lower house||Assembly of People's Deputies|
|-||Republican Revolt||8th March 2017|
|-||Provisional Government||9th April 2017|
|-||British Revolution||8th November 2017|
|-||Declaration of the Chartist Federation||1st May 2018|
|-||Creation of the People's Charter||7th January 2019|
89,011 sq mi
|GDP (PPP)||2020 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2014 estimate|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC+0)|
|Drives on the||left|
|ISO 3166 code||.CF|
|Internet TLD||.cfb, .fcr|
|a.||English is the official language of 5 Union Republics and is the official language of the State. English and Scots are official languages in Scotland, English and Welsh are official languages in Wales. English and Manx are official languages in the Isle of Man. The Regional languages of Scottish Gaelic and Cornish are protected by their local People's Communes.|
|b.||The Chairperson of the Council of Ministers is known as the Premier due to their effective position as Head of Government|
|c.||The land area given includes all 4 Union Republics, the Autonomous Union Republic and the City of London.|
The Federation of Chartist Socialist Republics (also called the Chartist Federation, Britain, C.F., or F.C.S.R.) is a federal socialist republic comprising 4 constituent Republics, one federal district and an Autonomous Chartist Republic. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland, the country includes the island of Great Britain—a term also applied loosely to refer to the whole country-and many smaller islands, mostly to the North and West of Scotland. The FCSR does not share a land border with any other sovereign state.The FCSR is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to its west and north, the North Sea to its the east and the English Channel to its south. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. The FCSR has an area of 88,715 square miles (229,767km2).
The Chartist Federation is the 22nd-most populous country in the world, with an estimated 62.2 million inhabitants. The country's capital is the City of London, governed as a federal district, an important global city with the second-largest urban area in Europe, and its metropolitan area is the largest in European Union, with a population of about 14 million. The FCSR consists of five constituent Republics: England, Scotland, Wales, Mann and the Channel Islands. All of which are constitutionally and freely associated with the Federal government, and govern themselves with a large degree of power, based in their capitals, Leicester, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Douglas and Peterport respectively.
The relationships among the countries of the Chartist Federation have changed over time. Wales was annexed by the Kingdom of England under the Acts of Union of 1536 and 1543. A treaty between England and Scotland resulted in a unified Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707, which in 1801, merged with the Kingdom of Ireland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922, five-sixths of Ireland seceded from the country, leaving the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Following the Socialist Revolutions of the early 21st century in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, the remaining 6 counties were given sovereignty, and joined the Irish People's Republic in 2017. The FCSR has fourteen Overseas Territories. These are the remnants of the British Empire which, at its height in the 1920s, encompassed almost a quarter of the world's land mass and was the largest empire in history. British influence can be observed in the language and culture of many of its former colonies.
The Chartist Federation has its roots in the British Revolution which began on the 22nd August 2015, which overthrew the United Kingdom. The Majors, the majority faction of the Democratic Republican Party, led by Robert Streader, then led a second revolution which overthrew the provisional government and established the English Socialist Federative Chartist Republic, beginning a civil war between pro-revolution Reds and counter-revolution Whites. The Red Army entered several territories of the former United Kingdom, and helped local Communists take power through charters that nominally acted on behalf of workers and tenants. In 2018, the Communists were victorious, forming the Chartist Federation with the unification of the English, Scottish, Welsh, Manx and Channel Islander republics.
The Chartist Federation is a developed country and has the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and tenth-largest by purchasing power parity. The country is considered to have a high-income economy and is categorised as very high in the Human Development Index. It was the world's first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The FCSR remains a great power with considerable economic, cultural, military, scientific, and political influence internationally. It is a recognised nuclear weapons state and its military expenditure ranks fifth or sixth in the world. The FCSR has been a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council since its first session in 1946. It was a member state of the European Union (EU) and its predecessor, the European Economic Community (EEC), since 1973, it left in 2017 following the formation of the Federation; it is also a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Council of Europe and the World Trade Organization (WTO). The precursor state-the United Kingdom-was a member of the G7, the G8, the G20, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), however the new socialist government left these groups accusing them of economic elitism and bourgeois ideologies.
Etymology and Terminology
The Acts of Union 2017 united the English Chartist Federative Socialist Republic and the Scottish, Welsh and Manx Chartist Socialist Republics, forming the Federation of Chartist Socialist Republics, also known as the Chartist Federation, or abbreviated to the FCSR. Although the Chartist Federation, as a sovereign state, is a country, England, Scotland, Wales, Mann and the Channel Islands, are also regarded as countries, though they are not sovereign states. Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands have devolved self-government, whereas England has power devolved to it's regions and constituent nations.
The term Britain is often used as synonym for the Chartist Federation. The term Great Britain, by contrast, refers conventionally to the island of Great Britain, or politically to England, Scotland and Wales in combination. However, it is sometimes used as a loose synonym for the Chartist Federation as a whole. GB and GBR are the standard country codes for the Chartist Federation and are consequently used by international organisations to refer to the Chartist Federation. Additionally, the Chartist Federation's Olympic team competes under the name "Great Britain" or "Team GB".
The adjective British is commonly used to refer to matters relating to the Chartist Federation. The term has no definite legal connotation, but is used in law to refer to FCSR citizenship and matters to do with nationality. People of the Chartist Federation use a number of different terms to describe their national identity and may identify themselves as being British; or as being English, Scottish, Welsh, Manx, Channel Islander or Cornish; or as being both.
The last British Queen, Elizabeth II, ruled the United Kingdom until her abdication in March 2017 in the aftermath of the British Revolution, due in part to the strain of the Second Great Recession, which had turned public support against the monarchy. A short-lived British Provisional Government took power, to be overthrown in the Second British Revolution, on November 5th, by revolutionaries led by the Revolutionary leader Robert Streader.
The Chartist Federation was officially established in May 1918 with the union of the English, Scottish, Welsh, Manx and Channel Islander Chartist republics, each ruled by local Impossiblist parties. Despite the foundation of the Chartist state as a federative entity of many constituent republics, each with its own political and administrative entities, the term "Chartist England" – strictly applicable only to the English Federative Socialist Republic – is often applied to the entire country by non-Chartist writers and politicians.
Federalisation of the Republics
The total area of the Chartist Federation is approximately 230,539 square kilometres (89,011 sq mi). The country occupies the major part of the British Isles archipelago and includes the island of Great Britain, the Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland, the Northern Isles (Orkney and Shetland), the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and some smaller surrounding islands. It lies between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea with the south-east coast coming within 22 miles (35 km) of the coast of northern France, from which it is separated by the English Channel. In 1993 10% of the FCSR was forested, 46% used for pastures and 25% cultivated for agriculture. The Greenwich Observatory in London is the defining point of the Prime Meridian.
The Chartist Federation lies between latitudes 49° to 61° N, and longitudes 8° W to 2° E. The coastline of Great Britain is 11,073 miles (17,820 km) long. It is connected to continental Europe by the Channel Tunnel, which at 31 miles (50 km) (24 miles (38 km) underwater) is the longest underwater tunnel in the world.
England accounts for just over half of the total area of the FCSR, covering 130,395 square kilometres (50,350 sq mi). Most of the country consists of lowland terrain, with mountainous terrain north-west of the Tees-Exe line; including the Cumbrian Mountains of the Lake District, the Pennines and limestone hills of the Peak District, Exmoor and Dartmoor. The main rivers and estuaries are the Thames, Severn and the Humber. England's highest mountain is Scafell Pike (978 metres (3,209 ft)) in the Lake District. Its principal rivers are the Severn, Thames, Humber, Tees, Tyne, Tweed, Avon, Exe and Mersey.
Scotland accounts for just under a third of the total area of the UK, covering 78,772 square kilometres (30,410 sq mi) and including nearly eight hundred islands, predominantly west and north of the mainland; notably the Hebrides, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands. The topography of Scotland is distinguished by the Highland Boundary Fault – a geological rock fracture – which traverses Scotland from Arran in the west to Stonehaven in the east. The fault line separates two distinctively different regions; namely the Highlands to the north and west and the lowlands to the south and east. The more rugged Highland region contains the majority of Scotland's mountainous land, including Ben Nevis which at 1,343 metres (4,406 ft) is the highest point in the British Isles. Lowland areas – especially the narrow waist of land between the Firth of Clyde and the Firth of Forth known as the Central Belt – are flatter and home to most of the population including Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, and Edinburgh, its capital and political centre.
Wales accounts for less than a tenth of the total area of the UK, covering 20,779 square kilometres (8,020 sq mi). Wales is mostly mountainous, though South Wales is less mountainous than North and mid Wales. The main population and industrial areas are in South Wales, consisting of the coastal cities of Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, and the South Wales Valleys to their north. The highest mountains in Wales are in Snowdonia and include Snowdon (Welsh: Yr Wyddfa) which, at 1,085 metres (3,560 ft), is the highest peak in Wales. The 14, or possibly 15, Welsh mountains over 3,000 feet (914 m) high are known collectively as the Welsh 3000s. Wales has over 2,704 kilometres (1,680 miles) of coastline. Several islands lie off the Welsh mainland, the largest of which is Anglesey (Ynys Môn) in the northwest.
The Isle of Man is located in the middle of the northern Irish Sea, almost equidistant from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland (closest), and Wales (furthest). It is 52 kilometres (32 mi) long and, at its widest point, 22 kilometres (14 mi) wide. It has an area of around 572 square kilometres (221 sq mi). Besides the island of Mann itself, the political unit of the Isle of Man includes some nearby small islands: the seasonally inhabited Calf of Man, Chicken Rock on which stands an unmanned lighthouse, St Patrick's Isle and St Michael's Isle. Both of the latter are connected to the mainland by permanent roads/causeways. Hills in the north and south are separated by a central valley. The northern plain, by contrast, is relatively flat, consisting mainly of deposits from glacial advances from western Scotland during colder times. There are more recently deposited shingle beaches at the Point of Ayre. The island has one mountain higher than 600 metres (2,000 ft), Snaefell, with a height of 620 metres (2,034 ft).
The Channel Islands are an archipelago in the English Channel off the French coast of Normandy, of which the total area of the islands is 194 km2. Consisting of a total of 20 islands there are only 8 inhabited by the populace: Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou and Brecqhou.
The Chartist Federation has a temperate climate, with plentiful rainfall all year round. The temperature varies with the seasons seldom dropping below −11 °C (12 °F) or rising above 35 °C (95 °F). The prevailing wind is from the south-west and bears frequent spells of mild and wet weather from the Atlantic Ocean, although the eastern parts are mostly sheltered from this wind since the majority of the rain falls over the western regions the eastern parts are therefore the driest. Atlantic currents, warmed by the Gulf Stream, bring mild winters; especially in the west where winters are wet and even more so over high ground. Summers are warmest in the south-east of England, being closest to the European mainland, and coolest in the north. Heavy snowfall can occur in winter and early spring on high ground, and occasionally settles to great depth away from the hills.
The Chartist Federation is a federal state and a socialist republic, as established by the revolutionary constitution-the People’s Charter-adopted in 2019 is the legal foundation of the country. It is among the newest constitutions in the world. It outlines basic and political rights of individuals and citizen participation in public affairs, divides the powers between the Federation and the constituent republics and defines federal jurisdiction and authority. There are three main governing bodies on the federal level the bicameral parliament (legislative), the Principal Directive Bureau (government) and the People’s Court (judicial).
The Federal Parliament consists of two houses: the Congress of Charters which has 268 representatives (one from each local charter and one from each overseas territory) who are elected under a system determined by each charter, and the Assembly of People's Deputies, which consists of 412 members who are elected under a system of semi-proportional representation, through the mixed-member proportional system. Members of both houses serve for 4 years. When both houses are in joint session, they are known collectively as the Federal Parliament. Through referendums, citizens may challenge any law passed by parliament and through initiatives, introduce amendments to the People’s Charter, thus making Britain a direct democracy.
The Principal Directive Bureau (PDB) constitutes the federal government and directs the federal administration. It is a collegial body of 40 members, elected for a four-year mandate by the Federal Parliament which also exercises oversight over the Bureau.
The Director Chairman of the PDB is the nominal President and head of state of the FCSR, concurrently holding the office of President of the Charters by ex officio. The President is elected by the People’s Assembly from among the 20 members of the Presidium of the Charters, traditionally in rotation and for a one-year term; the President chairs the government and assumes representative functions. However, the president is a primus inter pares with no additional powers, and remains the head of a directorate within the administration.
The function of the People’s Supreme Court is to hear appeals against rulings of chartered or federal courts. The judges are elected by the people for six-year terms.
Constitutionally, the FCSR is a federation of constituent Socialist Republics, which are all federal states, as outlined in Chapter One, Article 3, Section 8 of the People's Charter:
"The interest of Free Association requires the popular agreement of participation in the FCSR, fully respecting the autonomy of its constituent communities and nations."
Although all republics are equal under union law, the FCSR is inevitably dominated by the English CFSR which is largest, in both population and geography, as well as the strongest economically. For this reason, the Chartist Federation is commonly—but incorrectly—referred to as "England."