The Republic of Fredonia (Indralan: 弗雷多尼亞共和國, Fú léi duō ní yǎ gònghéguó), also known as Dalibor (Indralan: 大理坡, Dàlǐpōguó) is an island nation located between Indrala and the Dovani mainland. It is a unitary presidental republic, with a directly elected national legislature.
Dalibor was colonized by Indrala in 2459 and the city of Gangzhou rapidly developed as the economic core of the island. Serving as the capital of the island, Gangzhou became a center of finance and trade, playing an important role in linking Indrala to Dovani. As the age of colonialism neared its end, Gangzhou fell into disrepair as localized rule centered around the adjacent Dalibor City, later becoming the post-colonial capital.
In modern times, Dalibor City became a triad stronghold with the national government often in debt to or in allegiance to, if not led by, the criminal syndicates. The city is a popular site for offshore banking, high-stakes gambling, and it also is frequently a refuge for criminals evading the law in nearby nations. Following unrest in The Outlands caused by capital corruption and the eruption of Mount Huojuren in 4492, Dalibor City became an independent city-state.
Following the election of the Democratic Progressive League into power, Dalibor has seen a gradual reduction in crime and flagrant corruption, as well as the gradual recovery of the national economy into a functioning system.
After only a decade in power, the DPL's government saw itself subverted and overthrown by men of the foreign security and defense firm Broadshore, under the command of mercenary Andrew Livingston. Dalibor became known as the Republic of Fredonia, and quickly became a de-facto mercenary-led military dictatorship.
In March 2459, Indrala took control of the island under the Indralan Dalibor Act as the first act in broader measures to expand Indralan power in Dovani. Indralan monarchs would begin titling themselves as Kings of Dalibor. The island would serve as the site of numerous Indralan bases and host a number of military exercises.
The Socialist Union of Dalibor was established in February 4494, two years following the volcanic eruption of Mount Huojuren and the resultant refugee crisis in The Outlands. Angered by the lack of a government response from Dalibor City and the deaths of thousands of Outlanders, local officials rallied against the capital city. This culminated in the creation of the socialist union, separating most of the island nation from Dalibor City, which would become an independent city-state. Meanwhile, the remainder of Dalibor would become a federal union state comprising of the Outlander People's Republic, the Yingu Chiefdom, and the Gangzhou Capital Region.
Rebirth of the Republic
At the present moment, Dalibor has seen the rebirth of the Republic, spurned by the election of the Democratic Progressive League, a relative outsider party prior to an insider trading scandal that greatly upset the ruling political status quo. A semblance of normal government functions has also returned to the country, following swift anti-corruption campaigns and a revitalization of the national economy.
Fall of the Republic and Establishment of Fredonia
Only ruling for a decade, the Republic found itself in crisis upon the disappearance of President Cheng Fu, who later had been discovered to have been kidnapped by mercenaries and coerced into giving them the Presidency. The government fell into a state of collapse following the seizure of the legislature and key government offices by mercenaries and members of the military who'd aligned themselves with them, with the freshly-appointed President Zeng Yating, formerly the Vice President, having fled the country.
Receiving the former President Cheng Fu's blessing to rule the nation, Andrew Livingston entered the nation into an interim period where democracy became sidelined, certain media and press outlets were shuttered by government order, and opposition parties made to fall in line under a mandated National Front or face dissolution. The government pitted a months-long fight against insurgent groups operating in the country's interior, predominantly in the form of paramilitaries associated with the Workers' Party.
After an abortive uprising attempt in New Ralston (also formerly known as Yingu), mercenaries aided by the national military were able to apprehend several key leaders of the insurgency, effectively crushing it. Many faced show trials, and were promptly executed alongside the wholesale arrests of the party's leadership and legislative members. The newly-elected Secretary of Justice, Mark Chen, formalized their destruction by outlawing the party and any organs that supported it from holding political office or sitting in the Chamber of Deputies.
Not long afterward, President Livingston addressed a packed session of the Senate of the Republic, the appointed upper chamber that he specifically created to serve as an advisory body to the Presidency, and to effectively sideline the actually elected lower chamber, the Chamber of Deputies. In his address, he proclaimed an end to the Republic of Dalibor, and the establishment of the Republic of Fredonia - complete with a new constitution and political system modeled off of Luthorian-speaking republics such as Likatonia and Baltusia.
Livingston also deleted any mention of Dalibor's long, shared cultural history between them and Yingdala from the constitution, as he believed it was poorly-disguised imperialism. Members of the lower Chamber of Deputies were coerced into approving the new constitution, which widely restricted political freedoms, banned opposition parties, and essentially created a highly authoritarian, purposefully weak democracy.
Geography & Climate
Dalibor's geography is a moderate mix of flat pastoral landscapes in the country's southern regions, hilly temperate regions in it's central and northern reaches, alongside over five volcanic mountains dotting the Outlands region, the largest (and most famous) being Mount Huojuren. A breadth of marshlands and swamps also dominate the southwest, owing to a large presence of lakes in the region. In the country's central interior lie scattered forests and to the far east a variety of beaches, which remain popular tourist destinations for both Daliborians and foreigners.
The climate of Dalibor is predominately temperate, with occasional cold seasons in the nation's north.
Government & Politics
Dalibor is a unitary presidential republic. The President is primarily responsible for foreign policy, defense, the environment, immigration, and economic development. Most other issues fall to the responsibility of cabinet-level offices or the Chamber of Deputies, the nation's legislature.
A 290-member national legislature, the Chamber of Deputies is elected through direct election by voters, with all 290 seats determined through proportional representation. The Chamber of Deputies elects a President to oversee most of the day-to-day affairs of the legislature and to act as a liaison between the various branches of government.
An electoral college composing members of the Chamber of Deputies and constituent-state legislatures is responsible for selecting the President of the Republic, the head of state of the national government.
Upon the establishment of the Republic of Fredonia, the President created an appointed, 50-member Senate made up of industry professionals, corporate heads, and key politicians to guide policy direction for the country. All members are independent and not affiliated with any political party.
Fredonia is divided into fifteen States, which during the era of the Republic of Dalibor were known as Provinces. Also shared among the States are three special administrative entities - with two being the Special Administrative Regions of New Ralston (also known as Yingu), and Gangzhou. The final administrative entity with special status is known as the Libertalia Capital Region.
Dalibor is a multi-party state. Prior to the creation of the Socialist Union, the National Solidarity Party had dominated politics for a number of decades. Its primary opposition, the Workers' Party of Dalibor was banned by the government in 4430 for allegedly advocating communist revolution and inciting violence among the population. The Workers' Party had its legal status restored in 4494. Currently, national politics have become dominated by the Democratic Progressive League, a big tent, populist anti-corruption party.
Following the seizure of power of Dalibor by foreign mercenaries and it's transition into the Republic of Fredonia, the nation has retained it's multi-party democracy, but at the whims of a rather weak lower legislature, with more power being vested in the oligarchic, appointed Senate of the Republic. Regardless, moderate democratic reforms executed by the Livingston government resulted in an authoritarian democracy being formed - with a ruling, mandatory mass coalition known as the National Democratic Front making up the nation's legislative politics, largely subservient to the Democratic Progressive League.
|Democratic Progressive League
Mínzhǔ jìnbù liánméng
|Centre to center-right||Neoliberalism|
|National Liberal Party
|Center to center-left||Liberalism|
|Social Democratic Labor Party
|Fredonia National Federation of Labor
Fúléiduōníyǎ Quánguó Láogōng Liánhé Huì
|Center-left to left-wing||Workers' rights|
|League of Women Voters
The core of Dalibor's economy has historically been based on tourism in and around Dalibor City, which includes the gambling and hospitality industry. Other chief economic activities of the island are export-geared textile and garment manufacturing, banking and other services. Dalibor City is an offshore financial centre, a tax haven, and a free port with no foreign exchange control regimes. The city is also a major center of triad activity, which includes both legal and illegal operations. In 4494, Dalibor City became an independent city-state.
Throughout what is known as The Outlands, comprising most of the geographic area of the island, there is prominent agricultural activity and some limited growth in the mining sector. The agricultural sector is most notable for beef, dairy, palm oil, rice, rubber, soybeans, and wool.
Historically, there was no native currency for Dalibor, instead relying on the Indralan Shapir. Counterfeiting and money laundering were significant issues which frequently had an effect not just on the island but also on neighboring Indrala. In the late 4800s however, the government formally began the gradual abandonment of the Shapir as a national currency, replacing it with the Daliborian Yuan, alleviating the many problems facing the nation monetarily.
Main Article: Dalibor People's Armed Forces
Before 4494, the national government of Dalibor only maintained a self-defense force that was primarily responsible for patrolling sovereign waters and protecting government properties. Numerous Dalibor-based private military companies were contracted with the government to fulfill additional needs. A defensive wall was constructed in 4491 around the western and northern city limits of Dalibor City. With Turtle Bay on the city's east, a complete divide was created between the city and The Outlands.
Following the establishment of the Socialist Union in 4494, the Dalibor People's Armed Forces was founded in November 4495. The DPAF would serve as the dedicated, professional military force of the federal union state.
In the present, the Daliborian Army has began reforming itself into a smaller, more modernized force via the help of foreign security and defense firms, with a focus on defensive doctrine and occasional policing where the usual domestic police services are unable to do so.
Dalibor is predominantly Indralan, with them making up 68% of the population. The largest minority group are the indigenous Daliborians, composing 16% of the population. The remainder of the population is a broad mix of races and ethnicities from all across Terra. Some smaller communities of notability are the Phra (7%), Dinh (4%) and Kyo (2%).
The education system of Dalibor is decentralized with most control allocated to local jurisdictions. Limited subsidies are provided directly by the government to support primary and secondary education. Where local jurisdictions do not provide a more prominent role, schools often must rely on philanthropy or triad money.
A single national university, the Indralan-founded University of Gangzhou, was maintained as a public institution until 4491. This institution was then privatized and shifted to having a completely online business-like operation for higher education.
The official language of Dalibor is Indralan (Indralan: 普通話, Pǔtōnghuà), which can be translated as ‘Common Tongue.’ The indigenous Daliborian language, which was spoken by the majority of islanders prior to Indralan colonization, is largely believed to now be extinct.
- Act of Decolonization Addendum http://classic.particracy.net/viewbill.php?billid=408460
- Indralan Dalibor Act http://classic.particracy.net/viewbill.php?billid=141785
|Nations of Dovani|
|First World||Kyoseon - Indrala - Kazulia - Lourenne - Mikuni-Hulstria - Sekowo - Talmoria - Vorona|
|Third World||Bianjie - Cifutingan - Dalibor - Degalogesa - Hanzen - Istapali - Kimlien - Kurageri - Liore - Medina - Midway - New Englia - New Verham - North Dovani - Ntoto - Rapa Pile - Statrica - Suyu Llaqta - Ostland - Utari Mosir - Utembo - Xsampa|