The Revolutionäre Sozialistsche Partei (Luthorian: Revolutionary Socialist Party or RSP) is a radical socialist party formed from the ashes of the left in Dorvik. It was preceded by the Arbeiter Anarchistische Föderation (Workers Anarchist Federation or AAF) and the Arbeiter Sozialistisch Partei (Workers Socialist Party or ASP )It advocates for a worker-led, democratic economy and the liberation of Dorvik from the tyrannical Right Wing.
|Revolutionary Socialist Party|
Isaak "Reinhardt" Frei
"Wir Werden Überwinden" (We will be victorious)
~700 (April, 4547)
Upper Left - Radical Left
Syndikatskongress (Trade Union Congress)
Purposes and Principles Edit
The RSP defines itself as a Left Unity party, uniting Metzists, Socialists and Anarchists, and advocates for a worker-led Dorvik, the emancipation of wage labour, a worker-led and a fair economy, egalitarianism for women and upholding the values of liberty and solidarity.
Its own political agenda is based on the materialist conception of society and scientific socialism developed by Karlstein Metz, and Reinhardt Frei, among other Metzists and progressive thinkers of Terra.
It defines itself as internationalist, therefore it seeks the constant collaboration with other progressive and revolutionary parties or movements of the world.
Structure and Factions Edit
The RSP has used its heritage as a unifying socialist party to unite most of Dorvik's socialist and revolutionary forces, where every single group, coalition or member elects a President in the Neue Syndikatskongress (New Trade Union Congress) to decide and vote on decisions proposed in the party. The party itself is led by the Präsident des Syndikats (President of the Syndicates), which acts as the main representative of the party and is elected through voting by the representatives of each member in the party.
Foundation and Reformation Edit
The Workers Socialist Party was founded in 4420 by Kuno Rottmann, previous Vice-Representative of the Workers Anarchist Federation. After the death of Reinhardt Frei, Representative of this party, Rottmann was elected as the new leader for the Federation, leading to the reformation of the old anarcho-syndicalist party into the newly formed and established socialist party. Kuno Rottmann, a National-Syndicalist, believed in a much more authoritarian and centralized party and Trade Union Congress, and after the election he created the new position of Präsident der Syndikate (President of the Syndicates) which merged the previous positions of Representative and Vice-Representative, giving immense power to the leader of the party. To replace the old Vice-Representative, the Vice-President was created. Accommodation was sought immediately with the Dorvish Communist Party.
The Ruhr Takeover and the return of Anarchism Edit
10 years after its conception, the Workers Socialist Party was once again completely reformed by another member, this time Destina Ruhr, previous Vice-President of the Syndicates. Kuno Rottmann, founder and only leader of the party, held little support even before Frei's death, and with the arrival of Destina Ruhr, a charismatic and powerful leader, the Trade Union Congress demanded a referendum on the continuation of Rottmann's presidency.
Losing with only 17% of the votes, Kuno Rottmann decided to leave politics altogether, although it is suspected he joined the Dorvish Communist Party soon after. Being the obvious successor, Destina Ruhr became the second Präsident der Syndikate and a process of libertarianization began.
Illegalization and Exile Edit
Nearing March 4433, the Dorvish society had become incredibly polarized and no chances of reconciliation could be made between the All-Dorvischer Verband, representing the extreme-right and the Arbeiters Sozialistisch Partei and the Dorvish Kommunistische Partei, representing the extreme-left. Nearing elections, the socialist parties began having doubts and saw a very possible victory for the All-Dorvish League or, if Ruhr's campaign victorious, a coup attempt. Fearing the worst, the left coalition quickly passed a law stating that all officials must be elected by their soldiers, in an attempt to stop any possible coup supporters gaining enough power. What the left saw as a way to stop the army from intervention in civilian matters, the right saw as a blatant attack to the neutrality of the armed forces and claimed that this was only done to recruit members from the army in case of a civil war planned out by the Workers Socialist Party and the Dorvish Communist Party.
In the end, elections came, and the Right-Wing alliance won. After a small period of discontent from the leftist parties, the All-Dorvischer Verband used emergency powers to illegalize and exile members from the Workers Socialist Party and the Dorvish Communist Party alike, and an exile that lasted 20 years began.
Although a group of members from each party stayed in Dorvik, militancy became almost non-existent under the All-Dorvischer Verband's rule.
The Return of Socialism Edit
20 years after being exiled from Dorvik, Destina Ruhr, currently living in the Dundorf Demokratische Republik, was called back by old members and intellectuals in Dorvik in order to bring back the Workers Socialist Party and socialism as a whole to the country. After returning and declaring the reformation of the party in the then abandoned Trade Union Congress, members from all around Terra came back in order to celebrate the return of libertarian and socialist ideas to Dorvish society.
After organizing the first rallies and projects, a proposal was given to the Neue Grüne Kommunistische Partei, a new leftist party, in order to recreate the Volksfront and solidify the left in Dorvik. After discussion in the historical Trade Union Congress, the Volkseinheit (Popular Unity) coalition was formed.
Not long after, other branches of communists in Dorvik brought back once again the Dorvish Communist Party in February 4455, marking the return of two vanguards of socialism in Dorvik.
In December 4459, with the support of the new Pioniere der Menschen party, the Volkseinheit managed to obtain an absolute majority in Congress with 364 seats in total and so the first leftist government in Dorvik since the return of democracy was established.
Rise of the Moderate Branch Edit
Although the elections of December 4459 were a complete success for the Workers Socialist Party and the Volkseinheit, lack of votes in favour of the ASP meant that over 180 seats were lost, leaving the party with only 29 out of 450 possible seats in the State Council. This terrible downgrade meant that the leading branch in the party, the Autonomist Zweig (Autonomist Branch), lost their absolute majority in the Trade Union Congress and, surprisingly, the Gemäßigt Zweig (Moderate Branch) gained a majority with 146 seats. This support for the non-violent branch came from the elections themselves, proving to many doubtful workers that a democratic way to socialism was much more efficient than a violent revolution. Nevertheless, the charismatic figure of Destina Ruhr was not changed for Niko Wach, the Moderate Branch's president, but some reforms to the Workers Socialist Party were made, especially regarding methods of direct action and in October 4462, almost one year before the elections, the Workers Socialist Party became essentially social democratic
The Flame is Lit up Once Again Edit
The return of the All-Dorvish League and the moderate policies of the Workers Socialist Party meant that the power retaken by socialist forces was quickly lost to the Right once again. In March 4463, the Workers Socialist Party was officially disbanded and Dorvik would not see another organized socialist force for almost 100 years.
However, after almost a century of dictatorial rule, a secret meeting was held in the abandoned Trade Union Congress by different socialist, metzist and anarchist supporters in order to formally recreate a unified socialist party from the ashes of the old Workers Anarchist Federation and the Workers Socialist Party. Using the structure of the old parties and lead by the anarchist Isaak "Reinhardt" Frei, the new Revolutionary Socialist Party would be established in April, 4547.
The Revolutionäre Coup Edit
The small revolution started all the way back in April when the return of socialist forces to the country led to the formation of the first official workers' militias and councils, different in many ways but united in their desire to end with the status-quo imposed by the ADV. Although no actual fighting came until early September, this organization quickly created a strong and powerful opposition to the reactionary government.
However, in September, 4547, a general strike was finally decided by the RSP, and over six million workers, students, scholars and anyone that was against the reactionary republic stood up to fight for the imposition of the RSP as an official party in the government. When the government realized security forces were not enough to put an end to the massive revolt, martial law was declared and the army was sent to the streets. However, the revolutionary spirit that led every single rebel towards their victory managed to overcome this. A brief but bloody civil war began, in which revolutionaries effectively took control of each state in the Republic one by one until Haldor fell to the anarchists. A good part of the army, defeated by workers and students, fled together with political allies of the ADV in late September, and Dorvik was transformed almost immediately.
*From March 4433 to March 4453, illegalization and persecution meant the ASP was not able to re-elect or choose a new cabinet.
**From March 4463-April 4547, the party itself disappeared and no official reformations existed until April 4547.
|Präsident der Syndikate||Vizepräsident der Syndikate||Generalsekretär||Tenure|
|Kuno Rottmann||Destina Ruhr||Sebastian Sonnenfeld||November 4420-November 4430|
|Destina Ruhr||Niko Wach||Sebastian Sonnenfeld||November 4430-March 4433|
|None||None||None||March 4433-March 4453*|
|Destina Ruhr||Niko Wach||Sebastian Sonnenfeld||March 4453-March 4463|
|None||None||None||March 4463-April 4547**|
|Isaak "Reinhardt" Frei||Victor Tetzlaff||Marie Sprecher||April 4547- April 4553|
|Isaak "Reinhardt" Frei||Felix Aigner||Ben Strasburg||April 4553 - Present Day|