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The Federal Government of the Free Republic of Democratica was an all-powerful regime that succeeded in overthrowing the government of SimNation then achieved world domination almost a century before the foundation of Oasis Landing. Its decline began with the Revolution, which eventually culminated in the Battle of SimCity. The result of this historic conflict was the fall of The Government and the ultimate surrender of the Government's forces to the Revolutionary troops.
As a result of the Revolution, much of the world had been rendered uninhabitable due to the massive amount of destruction and the use of nuclear weaponry. To provide a safe haven for surviving Sims, the city of Oasis Landing was founded in one of the few remaining pockets of liveable land.
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Before the Government, there existed the United States of SimNation, a constitutional republic existing from July 4th 1776 to February 5th 2065. SimNation became known as a global superpower during the twentieth century, famous for its powerful economy and military.
In 2048, the National Democratic Unity Party, determined to spread its governmental supremacy ideology, began secretly paying mercenaries and terrorist groups to cause chaos throughout SimNation. On June 7th, 2049, terrorists hired by the Party planted and detonated powerful explosives in Bridgeport, destroying the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings. The terrorists claimed full responsibility for the attacks, claiming that the government of the time was 'undeserving of such glorious landmarks.' Similar incidents occurred throughout the nation, and the populace became frustrated at the incumbent government's inability to deal with the terrifying attacks. During the 2052 Federal Elections, the NDUP, promising restoration of order, won a landslide majority against the ruling Liberal Party, gaining 78 of the 100 seats in the Federal Senate and 389 out of the 441 seats in the House of Representatives. Party leader Lewis Pristen was sworn in as the United States' 48th President on December 2nd, 2052.
The NDUP thereafter began Operation Strike-Eagle, an intense campaign to eliminate all terrorism within the country. Because the NDUP knew the operating bases of many of the groups they payed to attack SimNation several years earlier, it was incredibly easy for the Party to locate and then obliterate terrorist groups.
By the end of 2053, the purge of terrorism was complete. The NDUP was praised heavily for the victory, and popularity for President Pristen skyrocketed. It was at this point that the Party decided to begin 'cleansing' the country. More purges were conducted by the NDUP in Operation Bath in which over one hundred intellectuals in SimNation were detained, imprisoned and executed or worked to death for supposed 'crimes against the people and the state.' At what appeared to be fair trials, fabricated and manipulated evidence overwhelmingly supporting their guilt was presented, resulting in almost certain ruling of guilt. Other academics fled the country, heading to neighbouring nations such as Canada and Mexico. This caused a massive brain drain, which was exactly what the Party wanted, so as to make it easier to influence the populace, without the pressure of such people. Other intellectuals were encouraged, then forced to leave, or otherwise face imprisonment in the many death camps now established throughout the United States.
In the run-up to the 2056 Federal Elections, the NDUP used its overwhelming resourcefulness to create a fabricated report of scandals within the Liberal Party, which was at the time the opposition. The NDUP offered not to release the report to the public, under the condition that the Liberal Party disband. Otherwise, the Liberals would face the infamous trials for their 'crimes.' Every single Liberal Party member resigned after the last sitting of Congress before the election. Without the Liberal Party, many Liberal supporters sided with the NDUP's rival parties. The NDUP then hired another, unwitting mercenary to kill these supporters at a rally in Riverview. After almost two thousand non-NDUP supporters were murdered in the Riverview Bombings, the man was placed on trial and sentenced to life in a concentration camp. The NDUP's 'refusal to compromise with crime' finally swayed the majority of the populace and Democratic Unity once again won in an amazing landslide majority, this time winning almost all of the seats in both the House and Senate.
The NDUP now set its eyes on international politics, setting up branches in other countries all over the world. These Parties became known collectively as the International Democratic Unity Alliance, or IDUA. The Alliance was dominated by its founder, the NDUP. Other notable member parties included the French Coalition for Democratic Unity (Coalition Française pour l'Unité Démocratique), the Democratic Unity Front of Germany (Demokratische Einheitsfront Deutschlands), and the Democratic Unity Party of Australia and New Zealand. By 2059, the IDUA had established parties in almost every democratic country on the planet. These parties, given the extensive media coverage of the success of the Democratic Unity movement throughout the NDUP's tenure as government, were applauded immediately, and some even became the government as early as 2058, such as the DED, CFUD and the Democratic Republican Party of Japan (which declared Japan a republic and forced the Emperor to forsake his position and that of the Imperial Family, which had been so since Japan's foundation two-and-a-half thousand years ago, according to legend.)
By 2063, the efforts of the IDUA had resulted in the majority of democratic countries now having a member party as its government. All the while, the NDUP in SimNation had been slowly dismantling the country's democratic system. So much trust had been placed with the Party that a move to replace the Constitution with a Federal Charter went almost unnoticed and was nearly unanimously accepted in a referendum. The United States was now a single-party state, and all businesses and similar services now were state-owned and ultimately functioned for the benefit of the members of President Pristen's government, effectively making them the aristocracy. Shareholders in stock were forced to surrender their shares to the Government, and those who didn't were arrested for committing unconstitutional crimes. The property of those arrested were seized by the Government and thereafter distributed to the people in lotteries, in order to keep the populace appeased, in case any discomfort was felt about the NDUP's now near-absolute rule. The other IDUA countries followed suit, replacing their constitutions with similar Charters.
In a coordinated move in 2065, the IDUA countries added a unification clause to their Charters:
On February 5th, 2065, the Free Republic of Democratica was proclaimed by President Pristen before an audience in total of four billion. The proclamation was broadcasted on television all over the world.
In 2066, revolutionary groups, supported secretly by the Democratican government and United Military, sprang up all over the globe in countries not yet under IDUA. One notable instance is the People's Republic of China, a communist country which was under the rule of the Communist Party of China for more than a century. The combined military power of Democratica and its allied groups forced the regime to crumble, and the new United Democratic Republic of China was proclaimed with the Army for Democratic Unity at the helm.
After China annexed Taiwan in 2067, the Democratic Unity government declared their sovereignty from Democratica, breaking the terms of the alliance between the Army for Democratic Unity and the Democratican government, which stated that China must join Democratica after a successful revolution. This angered the NDUP, and President Pristen ordered Federal troops to march into China's major cities. The Sino-Democratican War that followed was ended swiftly when Pristen ordered the withdrawal of his troops. But the Chinese only had a brief moment's respite, for Democratica destroyed all of China's major political and economic centres such as Beijing and Shanghai in nuclear bombardments. The Federal Army reentered China several months later and raised the Democratican flag over Beijing's Great Hall of the People.
Russia also fell after a more loyal revolutionary movement took power in a coup d'état, followed swiftly by the downfall of South America, and, finally, the isolated and well-protected Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Its people, equally indoctrinated to worship the ruling Kim dynasty, were obliterated in a nuclear strike on North Korea's major cities. Incumbent General Secretary Kim Jong-un, along with his entire staff, was arrested and thereafter sentenced to hard labour in a Siberian death camp. The power vacuum was quickly replaced by South Korea's new Democratic Unity government. The newly constituted Democratic Republic of Korea joined Democratica in 2068. The last independent nation had been swallowed into the Republic. All the other Democratic Unity governments were dissolved and their parties incorporated into the NDUP.
In the September of 2090, the Great Drought began. An increase in global temperatures had resulted in many crops failing, causing a famine. Government officials began hoarding the remaining sources of food left to feed themselves and their families. Consequently, many civilians died. Towards the end of the Great Drought in 2099, an uprising began in the city of Pleasantview. Citizens of Pleasantview began violent demonstrations which often ended in many deaths. The same was repeated across the world. In February 2100, illegal recruitment posters for the Liberation Army began appearing. Government broadcasting stations such as the Federal Government Holobroadcasting Institution and Federal Broadcasting Network were attacked and taken over by the Liberation Army. Thousands joined the ranks of the Army. Hundreds of Federal Army officers deserted and defected to the revolutionary cause.
The Liberation Army was hastily trained before its battalions marched into major cities such as SimCity, Bridgeport, Berlin, Beijing, Tokyo, Paris and London, where they were almost completely destroyed by the remaining Federal soldiers. Those of the Liberation Army who survived were imprisoned and executed. Because of the loss of their entire military force, the Liberation Army's leaders surrendered to the Government in May 2100. After a short show trial, all the leaders were publicly executed. Large knife wounds were opened in their abdomens and the prisoners slowly bled to death. This painful execution was intended to serve as an example to those who still planned to rebel what would happen to them if they did.
In October 2100, the Government, in an effort to prevent future rebellions, began an intense program of indoctrination. The youngest children entering school are now taught to display absolute loyalty and servitude to the Government. Meanwhile, older children have been reeducated and brainwashed before being sent into the workforce. Adults, who displayed resistance to the Government's policies, were rounded up and eventually executed if they did not submit to the Government.
This policy of indoctrination continued until the Second Revolution in 2150, led by General Harry Miller and the New Liberation Army, so named after the failed first. This time, the NLA, commandeering the state media, compelled the youth of the world to join the rebellion, as they had not yet been fully indoctrinated unlike older citizens. Thus, many young soldiers in the Democratican military also deserted and joined the NLA. This made the Liberation Army much more powerful and well-organised than its predecessor.
City after city fell to the Army and by the end of the Revolution in 2158, most cities in the world had become part of what was known to the revolutionaries as the "Liberated Territories", but to the Government as the "Rebel Provinces". The only cities that remained under Government control were SimCity, Simtropolis, Moscow and Al Simhara. The Government launched a brutal assault on the Liberated Territories on 30th June 2158 when it unleashed its entire nuclear arsenal, consisting of 15,436 Tzar Bomba missiles, on the Liberated Territories.
The resulting carnage and eventual nuclear fallout transformed the Earth's surface into a wasteland, save a few 'oases' that miraculously remained untouched by radioactivity.
On 2nd July 2158, a Liberation Army regiment stormed SimCity, entering the Federal Capitol and the homes of Government politicians, arresting them for crimes against the Revolution. The White House was attacked, resulting in the death of the President, Nero Auctorus. Napoléon de Champs, his Vice President, took over swiftly after. De Champs, seeing no hope in continuing the war, signed an armistice of unconditional surrender on 3rd July. The armistice took effect a day later, and the Federal Government was permanently terminated. July 4th was declared Independence Day by the Liberation Army.
Throughout 2159, members of the former Government were tried in Nuremberg, where surviving Nazis had been tried more than two hundred years earlier. Most Government officials were sentenced to life imprisonment. Others, including the Vice President, Minister for Education, Minister for Propaganda and Minister for Peace were executed. In all, around two hundred members of the Government were tried: twenty were sentenced to death.
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The Government's political structure consisted of a bicameral legislature, the Federal Congress. In both houses of Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate, all members were of a single political party that was formerly known as the National Democratic Unity Party, an extreme far-right-wing group.
The Government was led by a President, who presided over the Senate. Throughout the Government's 106-year reign, Nero Auctorus was President, exerting total control over the world with an iron fist. After Auctorus' death in 2158, his vice president Napoléon de Champs succeeded him briefly.
All members of Congress were appointed by the President, under whom was a line of succession, which was established in the case of the President's incapacitation or death.
List of Presidents of the Federal GovernmentEdit
- Nero Auctorus (2052 - 2158)
- Napoléon de Champs (2158)
List of Vice Presidents of the Federal GovernmentEdit
- 1. Frederic Olson (2052 - 2086)
- 2. Harald Mendriksen (2086 - 2092)
- 3. Liam Helins (2092 - 2094)
- 4. Chad Jagad (2094 - 2102)
- 5. Béla Jugend (2102 - 2125)
- 6. Vladimir Notrovsky (2125 - 2126)
Position abolished (2126 - 2145)
- 7. Napoléon de Champs (2145 - 2158)
Position abolished (2158)
Line of succession to the PresidencyEdit
- Vice President
- Speaker of the House of Representatives
- President of the Senate
- Minister for Peace
- Minister for State Security
- Minister for Education
- Minister for Workforce Development
- Minister for Propaganda
- NE No longer eligible as Auctora became estranged from her father. In 2152 the President declared she was no longer able to succeed to the Presidency.
- DC The individual is deceased, and as such is no longer able to succeed to the Presidency.