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Union of Eshlan Republics
Flag of Eshlan Union
Coat of Arms of Eshlan Union
Coat of Arms
Motto: Patria nostra unitatis
Anthem: Oče Zemlja, Mati morje
[[File:|250px|Location of Eshlan Union|frameless]]
Map versions To be disscused
Capital Slaviana
Largest city Tharey
Official language(s) Jezik (Russian-Slovenian)
Common (English)
Sersia (Serbian)
Demonym Eshlan
 - Adjective Eshlanski
Government Autocratic-Meritocratic Hegemony
 - The Father Otčina (Ot'shina)
 - The Father
 - Legislature People Council
Establishment TBD
 -Ranked #
Area Unmeasured
 - Ranked Unknown
Population #
 - Active #
 - Ranked #
Currency Eshlan Unita
Abbreviation UER
National website none
National forum {{{forum}}}
National animal Golden Hawk
National food Pork, cabbage, dumplings
National drink Pelinkovac
National tree Fir

The Union of Eshlan Republics, commonly known as the Eshlan Union is a country in Xuavros, covering one quarter of the island inhabited land area.

It has a population of around 135 million people as of 2018. About 64% of the population live in the eastern country coastline. Eshlan's capital, Slaviana, is the largest metropolitan area in Xuavros and one of the largest cities in Iceria; other major cities include Baera, Ključzbor, and Sevpristaniš.

Eshlan Union has the 3rd-largest proven natural resources reserves of any country in Iceria, is counted as a regional power and has been characterised as a potential superpower, even the Eshlan's economy ranks as only the fifteen largest by nominal GDP and eleven largest by purchasing power parity in 2018 and decreasing due state massive military expansion and recent a "peaceful" annexation of Sanctor Republic and Kingdom of Bayran.

History[edit | edit source]

Main Article: History of Eshlan Union

Background[edit | edit source]

Early History[edit | edit source]

Eshlan Republic[edit | edit source]

Eshlan Union[edit | edit source]

Politics[edit | edit source]

Political system[edit | edit source]

The political system in the Eshlan Union is quite difficult to outsiders. The Union is federation of federal subjects which every one have a own executive, legislature and judicial branch based on the democratic election with four years mandate, where every federal subject citizen have a number of votes depending to his merits to the society. Over the local governmental bodies stands the National Council, which is the one chamber 120-seats parliament with one year mandate, with 20-seats for every federal subject, chosen on the demarchy principle from the citizens of every federal subject. The Executive branch of the Union is presented by the Council of Twelve, serving as an administration. Members of Council are chosen by the Father, the ruler of the Eshlan Union, and their mandate depends only on the Father’s will. Although the Council is called “of the Twelve”, as a matter of fact have a thirteen seats. The thirteen seat lies to the Protector, who is not entitled to vote.

Government[edit | edit source]

The Father[edit | edit source]

The Father is the Head of State and the Head of the Council of Twelve. He has an ultimate authority over the Union, and he is de-facto an unrestricted leader. Despite this, the Father does not enter into Union politics, except the time of the national emergency and crisis, and serves more as the spiritual leader of the state more than legislature figure.

As the Father-Founder of the state, the Father regularly performs a public rally and television speeches, appoints the National Council, the Union and Peacekeeper Corps Flag Officers, and personally honors soldiers and civilians by the Union decorations. He presents also the State of the Union before the National Council.

In the state of the Union Crisis or Emergency he could declare “the Fathers Protocols”, which is the Executive Orders with the lawfulness of the constitutional law.

The person of the Father is quite shrouded in secrets. Despite his public appearances, there is no chance to meet him personally in private. He have no advisers, nor assistants. He is inaccessible even for the foreign state visits. His will is the law, and his word done thing. As the Founder of the state he is about 95 years old, plus minus decade, but the persona which is the Father is the man in his late 60s. By many in the Union, the Father is not a man, but the antic with divine powers. Partly because the propaganda, which build the image of the Father as the Leader of the Nation, an immortal being, which there was all the time, and will be, serving to the greater good of the Union, partly because the facts are clear. The Father was founder of the Union. The Father was there all the time. And will be.

Executive Branch[edit | edit source]

The federal executive body of the Union is the Council of Twelve, the state administration chosen by Father itself. The Council of Twelve rules to the Union, as the ministers of the state. Members of the Council are not ministers in common mean, but the council who decide on the matters of the State. Ministries have they own administration, who subject to the Council.

The depend territories are subjected to the Protector, thirteen member of the Council, answering only to the Father and which has no voting power in Council. He is the absolute ruler over the countries protected under the "Pact of Friendship, Cooperation and Protection" (PFCP), which guaranties them a military protection, political independence, and economical cooperation with and within the Union, but in fact the PFCP is used as the matter of military occupation, political reprisals, and economical depletion of the depend territories by the Union.

The Union's federal subjects have their own governor and his administration. He is voted in office by the subject citizens directly by the majority vote. His mandate is not limited, it depends only on the will of the planet’s citizens. Every two years is a referendum on elections is announced, and if the vote is not passed, the governor remains for the another term. But any time, with 15% of the population signed under petition, governor could be appealed for reelection.

Legislative Branch[edit | edit source]

The People Council is the nationwide parliamentary body of the Eshlan Union. They are the legislators and the theoretical fail safe in the Union political system.

They have a right to investigate any state person or organisation and create the investigation and audit committees, but in the Union political reality the People Council have no authority over the “overstate” level government.

Some outsiders says the People Council is needless body as the real decisions are made by someone else and the People Council is making just the puppet democracy for the ruling council and the Father. But this opinion come from misunderstanding of the Union political reality. The Council is not about the state itself, is about interim state running cycle and as the Union within own core is heavily isolationist, the population doesn’t need to have a world-wide opinion. They need to accept the State and his properganda, feel safe and living in fair condition of living. The People Council give them all of that. And if there is something where the real powers of the Council hits their limits? The Father is wise and listen to his people. He is listening to their pain. He solve and punish those, who thought they are above laws.

Every Union's federal subjects has a own People’s Assembly, with a different role within subject government. In some federal subjects the Assembly have a parliamentary role, in some the Assembly is more the people discussion forum within the governmental institutions.

Pathea, as in many other ways, is specific. Their “People” Assembly is ruling bureaucratic organisation, which ensure the logistical and functional point of the support of Thanator’s operations, not the parliament.

Judicial Branch[edit | edit source]

Judicial system of the Eshlan Union is quite simple. There is only five layers. The Court of the Union, is the Constitutional Court composed by six judges, each elected by their own federal subjects which they represent. The Court solves cases of the national significance as the Court is choosing their cases, not vice versa, from appealed cases; or could be summoned by the Father to the proceed a case he chose to the judiciary hearing. Every session of the Court is public and Union-wise casted event. The Court may make a judgment outside the legal framework, if all six judges agree on a judgment, and that judgment is valid and final, and cannot be reversed not even by the Father. Second layer is the Supreme Court, composed by five judges, chosen to office by remaining members of the court, and is the highest standard instance of the judicial system. It serves as the last step to which you can appeal or file your case. The following instances are federal courts, followed by federal subject and district ones. For the each legal typology is there a court line. There are criminal, commercial, civil, etc. courts – district, federal subject, federal…united all under single Supreme Court.

Foreign relations[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Eshlan Armed Forces

The Military of the Eshlan Union is as intimidating as the nation itself. Boasting the unreasonable large fleet, the Eshlan Navy is a grinding machine determined to crush weaker nations, supported by the Marine Guard, serving as boarding party and the ground forces of the Navy, and by the Naval Aviation supporting any Navy action, bombardment or invasion. The Eshlan army is monstrous as any other branch. Million soldiers in arms, marching machine of determined locusts, cruel and efficient, with one purpose only. Stamp out everyone who is foolish to face them. The Eshlan Aerospace Forces are no different. Another five hundred thousand troops, serving to support and secure the skyes, space and the Union dominance home and abroad.

The doctrine of the Union’s Armed Forces is referred by others as an “eye for fracture” or a “chainsaw surgery”. Doctrine is based on the use of excessive force against the opponent, not limited to any form of warfare, using any means necessary, and disregarding the enemy’s civilian population. For example, during the Battle of Uradis, the Eshlan Navy destroyed the capital city port by using the civilian container ship loaded with explosives as initial strike before the invasion, crippling Uradis Navy capacity in process and killing a five hundred civilians as a collateral damage. In the same campaign the Eshlan Marine Guard used a thermobaric bombardment against the insurging population as a retaliation for the desecration of the Eshlan servicemens bodies after shot down of the Eshlan interceptor over the city. Although it may seem unnecessary, the study of the overall Union strategy used in the past engagements between the Union and their enemies, this terror was lead with the systematical and mechanical precision to paralyzing their enemies, which very often surrendered rather than face to the continuing, systematic, mathematical dosed terror from the Union Armed Forces.

Thanators[edit | edit source]

The Office of Thanatha Judgement, shortly Thanators, is judicial-like gendarmerie armed force of the Eshlan Union. Thanatha is the formal tribal judicial procedure of Eshlan natives, where judge-policeman traveled through the lands of Eshlan, and solves criminal justice between the people. In the modern Eshlan Union the Thanators are interdependent judicial gendarmerie situated on their federal subject – Pathea – which is their homeland and the base of operation. Thanators have a special place within the Union military, law enforcement, and judiciary. Basically they are special forces gendarmerie, subordinated to the Father’s Executive Orders of National Emergency, serving to restore peace and justice within the Union and depend territories. In common situation, you will – if you are not the citizen of Pathea – never met the Thanator. In declared situation of national emergency, a Thanators are the first who come, and last who leave the place where national emergency was declared. They have a basically unlimited powers to restore peace and order under National Emergency Order, as they are a Prosecutors-Attorney-Judges-LEO-Executioners in one person and their interdependence and fatalist loyalty to the Father gave them special place within the Armed Forces and Chain-of-Command. Basically said – if Thanators are deployed, they do what they want to do, they command to everyone they want to command, and they declare end of the State of Emergency, no-one other can.

All active Thanators are a special forces trained servicemen, which – in their tactical armor and vehicles – make them almost unbeatable by non-military heavy grade weaponry.

Thanators have an about hundred thousands gendarmerie-in-arms, with own Navy, Air Force and federal subject to support their operations.

Law enforcement[edit | edit source]

The Union have a three layers of law enforcement - federal and federal subject level law enforcement, the paramilitary organisations heavy armed and militarized, and sheriff's offices, which are standard civil-law enforcement organisations. The jurisdiction between federal and federal subject institutions is hard-lined and their cooperation and interconnection is one of the best within Iceria. Law enforcement in the federal subjects is primarily the responsibility of local sheriff's offices, which are lead by the sheriff. Sheriff is an elected county official who serves as the chief civil-law enforcement officer of their jurisdiction, administers the county jails and is responsible for court security functions within their jurisdiction. There is two institutions which are outside the standard law enforcement . MVD (Mirotvortsy Vnutrennikh Del, aka Keepers of Internal Peace) which is the secret and riot police, soft version of Thanators. They are able to find, hunt and stop any insurgency, or riots, within the borders of the Union. And DChS (Direktorat po chrezvychaynym situatsiyam, aka Directorate of Emergency Management), which cover any affairs for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters. Any member of DChS is trained as the armed forces servicemen, and they equipment is on the military degree. DChS was founded by Father itself within the Union arise, as the counterpart to armed and security forces, leading to the security status quo. But their work is focused on a civilian role such a fire and medical service, civil defense and especially disaster relief, when they can "federalize" sheriff's offices and federal subject law enforcement units.

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