Refuge Pressure Party - RPP
Leader Katherine Jenkins
Founded 2308
Headquarters Hulstria
Nation Republic of Gishoto
Former Leaders Wali Thomas, George Huws
Motto Rhyddid a Thegwch

The Refuge Pressure Party was established in 2308 by Welsh-Dranian refugees fleeing the Dranian government's assault on their race in Mynnydd Mawr, Dranland.

Immeadiate Power Edit

Early analysts derided them as a minority party who mainstream Gishoto would never care for, however just a year after conception the RPP took power in the Gishoto legislature. It is believed that the landslide victory had little to do with the RPP, but was a massive vote of protest against the formerly dominant Communist parties. The 2309 election was a turning point in Dranian history as the Communist parties subsequently dissolved.

Party leader Wali Thomas became Comrade Chairman of Gishoto and won the Hero of Terra award for his work for the Welsh race and the disbandment of Gishoto's nuclear weapons.

Opposition Benches Edit

Wali Thomas remained in power for much longer than expected. Even when the ruling coalition had a minority of seats in the Supreme Soviet the majority opposition did not dare to attempt to unseat the popular leader. Thomas' grip was finally broken when he made the mistake of inviting the newly formed Gao-Showa Peoples' Party into government. His new allies quickly turned on him and proposed a new government, without the RPP. Thomas got a brief respite as his other allies stood by his side but was replaced as Chairman when the GSPP switched sides and formed a government with the opposition.

End of an Era Edit

After failing to regain power Thomas eventually resigned. After a long election George Huws was elected as the new RPP leader. Election results under Huws improved, but not dramatically. In all truth he struggled to emerge from the deep shadow of the former leader and, in 2340, stepped aside in the hope that younger blood can continue the party's revival.

Young, Welsh and Female Edit

In 2340 Katherine Jenkins became the RPP's president without opposition. At 22 years of age she became one of the youngest party leaders in Gishoto history. Within an hour of being nominated and accepted she had produced 35 new proposals onto the Diet floor. With Huws leaving the shadow cabinet the RPP became the first party in history to have an all-female front bench.

The move was an instant success, with the RPP, along with their liberal allies, reclaming control of the Diet within two years.

In 2347 Charlotte Church became Gishoto's first ever female Head of State as the RPP's influence overwhelmed the South.

Views on Other National Parties Edit

Saints AllianceEdit

The RRP are long-time allies of the SA and served together in government for many years. Although the RRP and the SA are poles apart on religious beliefs we share common ground on many important aspects.

Anti-Nazi PartEdit

After the SA the Anti-Nazis are the closest party to the RPP. While we did not share a government in the early days the ANP have consistently rejected the advances of the GSPP and have held loyal to the liberal alliance.

Imperial Hulstrian PartyEdit

The RPP do not give much consideration to the IHP. While the Hulstrians prop up a GSPP government they most Welsh regard them as immaterial. There is concern however over the IHP's apparent hatred of the RPP and the Welsh. While the RPP do not give them much thought politically there is growing concern at their attempts to incite racial hatred.

Gao-Showa Peoples' PartyEdit

The RPP regard the GSPP as nothing more than traitors. When the GSPP was formed the RPP extended a friendly hand and invited them into government. As both parties represented the original inhabitants of Dovani the RPP hoped for a fertile relationship. Unfortunatly the GSPP stabbed Wali Thomas in the back and attempted to tempt the rest of the liberal alliance fromn the RPP. When the other parties refused and remained loyal to the RPP the GSPP switched sides on the Supreme Soviet floor and joined the Hulstrians. Neither the RPP nor the Welsh have forgiven the GSPP, and now that the party has joined the IHP in casting racial doubts on the Welsh it is hard to see any reconciliation betweent he parties.

Hulstria and Gao-Soto articles
History Empire of Gao-Soto, Christopher Dove, War of Hulstrian Successsion, Congress of Kien, War of Luthori Succession, Welsh Genocide, New Englian Crisis, Great Sekowian War, Operation Steel Impetus, South Majatran Wars, South Ocean War, War of the Two Kaisers, September Revolution, War for the Emperor's Protection, Hulstro-Kazulian War, Hulstrian Civil War (4304)
Geography Dovani, Great North Dovani Plain, Schnee-Berge Mountains
Demographics Gao-Showa, Gao-Showa Clans, Hulstrian, Kunihito, Kunikata, Hulstro-Showans, Hulstro-Mikun, Draddwyr
Culture National Anthems: Land of our Fathers, The Call of Hulstria, For all eternity, For the Monarchy, The Revolution ne'er can yield, Golden Empire
Religion Daenism, Hosianism, Jienism, Orinco Polytheism, Kamism
Administrative Divisions Empire of Hulstria: Budenlar: Labsburg | Hulstria: Kien | Kuratha: Marchau
Empire of Gao-Soto: Hilgar: Miyako, Veilchen | Mitrania: Graaffsberg, Mitrania Highlands National Park | Ostland
Politics Historically Important Parties: Anarchitarians, Aneist Unionist Party, Christian Communist Party, Hosianisch-Demokratisches Verbund, Fascist Authority Party, Gao-Showa Peoples' Party, Hulstrian National Party, Imperial Hulstrian Party, Progressive Liberal Party of Hulstria, Refuge Pressure Party | List of Former Parties of Greater Hulstria
Presently Active Parties: Hosianisch-Demokratisches Verbund, Vereinigte Bund
Monarchy Monarchs: Alexander I, Franz I, Franz VI, Ferdinand I, Ferdinand II, Godric I, Godric II, Godric III, Heinrich I, Heinrich II, Karl III, Klaus Gustav III, Klaus Gustav IV, Klemens II, Leopold I, Maximilian V, Maximilian VII, Rainer IV, Rainer V, Rudolph I of Hulstria, Rudolph III, Rudolph IV, Rudolph V, Klaus Gustav VI, Okatori Takahiro, Okatori Kurosawa
Other Royalty: Heinrich, Crown Prince of Hulstria, Archduke Otto of Hulstria, Archduke Franz of Hulstria, Archduke Maximilian, Archduke Albert of Hulstria, Archduchess Harriet of Hulstria, Archduke Heinrich, Archduchess Aleksandra, Queen of Rutania, Archduke Leopold, Archduchess Charlotte, Adela I of Vorona, Hikaru I of Dolgaria, Archduchess Josephine, Archduchess Martha, Idda, Countess of Savonia, Wilhelm, Duke of Thague, Roberta Lusk, Princess Harriet of Talmoria, Henrietta, Queen of Endralon, Janne II of Vorona, Matilda, Queen of Rilandor, Karl, Crown Prince of Hulstria, Henry, King of Tukarali, Henry I of Tukarali, Constantine I of Tukarali, Archduchess Cristyne, Archduke Rudolph, Archduke Paul, Emmanuel, 4th Duke of Heidelberg
Primary Noble Houses: House of Flieder, Okatori Clan, House of Strauss, House of Rothingren
Palaces: Fliederbrunn Palace, Phönixstein Castle
People Gao Showa: Meiji Hideaki, Meiji Takara, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Tokuro Tanemoto, Naoki Tsukuda, Akemi Tanemoto-Katsutoshi, Tokugawa Jiang, Gao-Ri Juro, Haruhi Suzumiya, Hayato Tarou, Okatori Takahiro, Okatori Kurosawa
Hulstrian: Kyril von Flieder, Lanzo Henning, Konrad Labsburg, Otto von Labsburg, Rudolph Labsburg, Rebekka Liese, Heindrich Strauss, Konsort Strauss, Philip Strauss, Rosaline Strauss, Karl van Gessel, Spenzer Roderick, Erwin Zilberschlag, Wolfgang Reinhardt, Hildegard Klay, Edmund von Greifstein, Martin Valle, Gregory Kleinman, Anders Raske, David Thorsten, Lukas Adenauer, Friedrich Ewald II, Ambrose Bauer, Constantin Birnbacher, Maggie Bauer-Chamberlain, Erik Chamberlain, Charles Fuerstien, Waldemar von Treuburg, Wenzeslaus von Hortensiengau, Erik Bauer-Chamberlain II, Sieuwerd Cuijpers, Adam Hammond, Frederick von Labsburg, Gereon von Thannhausenand, Julius von Anderinch, Joseph Karcher, Edward Roderick III, Isolde von Smaragdwald, Anthony Bauer-Chamberlain, Kasimir Hoefler, Hieronymus von Büren, Joseph Roderick II, Jurgen Marquering, Arnold Bauer-Chamberlain, Erik Bauer-Chamberlain III Gisela von Hortensiengau, August Kratzenberg, Theresia von Maringhelm, Walburga von Strauss, Maximilian Berleburg, Walter von der Hyde, Vitus von der Mar, Eduard von Strauss, Russell von Korneuschlag, Thomas Michels
Other: Charlotte Church, George Huws, Katherine Jenkins, Wali Thomas
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