The Basics Official Name: The Workers' Federation of Auraria Unofficially: Auraria Denonym: Aurarian (people, language); Aurarine (things from the country) Language: Aurarian (Spanish), Tauritanian (Catalan) Religion: Agnostic, Atheist Tiburan Catholic Hello there guest. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Facts: Population: 41,250,000 Capital & Largest City: Solis Main Cities: Tauritania, Navales, Amusco, Hadigualis, Valvederon Government: Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation of Workers' Councils National Federation of Labor: (Federación Nacional del Trabajo, FNT) is the sole union in a nation were unions are mandatory. It's large bureaucratic structure from the local to national level allows it to deliver public services, administer the nation, and provide for the public defense. In essence, it serves as the Government. General-Secretary of the FNT: Manuel Sanabria First Deputy General-Secretary: Hadija Zamora Secretariat for Foreign Affairs: Sebastián Orenes Legislative Body: The All-Workers' Congress Judiciary: The Central Adjudication Council “A beber y a tragar, que el mundo se va a acabar” (Here’s to drinking and swallowing, for the world is going to be finished, unknown 1939) In 1817, King Alfonso IV famously declared that the Aurarians are a “docile, yet unruly lot.” Two years later, his head was chopped off along with the entire royal line at the commencement of the Aurarian Revolution. Auraria is a country that one time crowned the most powerful King who ruled an empire that spanned several continents. It’s the place where ten years of bloody revolution resulted in the deposition of that Monarch and the Universal Declaration of Human Values which outlined the tenets of a modern, liberal democracy. Following yet another bloody civil war that raged for seven years one hundred years after the formation of that radical republic, Auraria today sits as a “nation without a state” under the de facto governance of the National Federation of Labor (Federación Nacional del Trabajo, FNT) who embodies the political philosophy of Sebastián Antoni Cantandor. Auraria is a land known for its wine, beaches, friendly, lackadaisical people with a flair for the unconventional, and its radical political practice. Its capital, Solis, is a metropolis of more than three million people in the heartland of the nation and stands as the only true metropolitan hub in the interior as 80% of the population lives within 160km (100mi) of the coast. The second largest city, Tauritania, is the original landing place of the Tiburans on the peninsula and today is the cultural center of the country as well as its largest trading port. Other important cities include Navales on the northern border with Serenierre, Amusco on the southernmost coastline, and the garden city of Hadigualis in the center of rural Elamra. The country’s interior is a collection of rolling hills, forests, mountains, with small villas sprinkled about. National Federation of Labor (Federación Nacional del Trabajo, FNT) is the sole industrial union allowed in a nation where unions are mandatory. Founded by Sebastián Antoni Cantandor and organized under the principles he laid out in Cantandorism: It is organized along the ideals of federalism where power is built from the bottom up, workers’ self-management, and mutual aid. Cantandor was inspired by his education in Serenierre, Petites-Pays, Kadikistan, and the Anti-State. The FNT, at the national level, is responsible for coordinating broad economic policy, assessing the needs of the population, providing for the national defense, and handling the administrative duties and public services required of a nation of more than 40 million. The FNT maintains that there is no formal government in Auraria and that it simply exists to protect the “Nation” with the state being contrary to the proper expression of the nation – therefore Auraria is a “nation without a state.” Auraria is a Workers’ Federation compromised of more than 8,000 municipalities organized into 78 Comarcas, further condensed into Four Regions which form the Nation. At its base level, political participation comes from the industrial unions / various posts unions. An industrial union is in place for a workplace over 25 employees whereas a vast posts union is for workplaces of less than 25 but more than 5. Workplaces of less than 5 do not need to form a union. Based on geography, the industrial unions of a municipality send delegates to a Municipal Plenary Assembly (MPAs) to discuss the issues of the community, which in turn elects a Municipal Committee to manage the day-to-day administrative duties of the Municipality. MPAs elect delegates to Comarcal Plenary Assemblies (CPAs), a Comarca being a collection of municipalities based on geographies. Similarly, CPAs elect a Comarcal Committee and delegates to the Regional Plenary Assemblies (RPAs). RPAs, just the same, elect a Regional Committee which takes significant task in coordinating the economic and social needs of the region amongst the various entities. RPAs elect to the National All-Workers’ Congress which acts as the national decision-making body of the FNT. The All-Workers’ Congress elects a National Committee to administer the essential duties of a national government. In turn, the National Committee elects the Permanent Secretariat of the National Committee, a core council of Ministers who collectively serve as the closest thing as a Head of State. In charge of the Permanent Secretariat is the General-Secretary. The Civil Society of Auraria is based on the belief that the nation is truly liberated from oppressive structures. The Aurarian State no longer exists in the sense of a formal government making decisions, instead the Nation exists as the collective homeland of the Aurarian people. Aurarians themselves are radical peoples known for placing the highest ideals of human happiness as the sole indicator of progress. They are a laid back, friendly people who enjoy the unhurried life of Auraria and are wary of control and strong institutions. OFFICIAL MAP Hello there guest. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Thanks to Coro as I stole this amazing post format.