“Revolution is glory”
|Category: Left-wing Utopia|
Regional Influence: Truckler
Location: The Confederacy of Free Nations
The Union of Socialist Cooperative States (USCS) is a political and economic union 150 years ago. The Union is committed to the protection and furthering of workers' rights and the socialist ideology. The USCS is an organisation of states that agree to aid in the protection of each other and of all truly socialist powers from capitalist subversion and subjugation by any means necessary.
[box]Article 1 - Admission and Membership
The states, Unfallious, The Royal Republic of Kumania, and Minnesota dakota are to be afforded the title of 'founding states' or 'primary members' as recognition for the role they have played within the Union. If one of these nations is to withdraw from the Union it is to be abolished in its entirety.
States which are admitted to the Union after its formation are to be referred to as 'secondary members'.
States may be admitted into the Union following a successful simple majority vote of The Union Council, an exception being in the case that a primary member votes in the negative which is to be considered a veto.
States requesting admission into the Union must follow a number of set criteria.
The requesting state must be ruled by a party that adheres to, or is working towards a form of socialism.
The requesting state must be committed to the attainment of socialism on a global scale.
The requesting state must possess an armed forces or a defence force capable of adequately defending the state in the case of attack.
The requesting state must reject capitalism in all forms and must not have collaborated or seek to collaborate with capitalist powers unless where necessary for the survival of the state.
States may leave the Union. To do so a proposal of secession must be submitted to the Council prompting the beginning of secession proceedings.
The Union Council is to be established as the supreme governing body of the Union. The organisation is to be headquartered within the Unfallion city of Karchenski.
The Council is to be made up of delegates sent from each member state. The way in which these delegates are selected is to be decided by each individual member state. Each member-state may send a single delegate to the Council.
The Council is to meet at least once per year in which all delegates must be in attendance, this session is to be called the All-Union Congress. A delegate may also convene a session of the Council at any time, but attendance is not compulsory.
The Council is primarily concerned with the governing of the Union. It is empowered to pass Union legislation which can effect any aspect of the Union and its member states. The Council may not alter existing laws within member states directly, but Union legislation is to be considered superior to the legislation of individual states. The Council may also pass resolutions that state the stance of the Union on a particular issue and its stance on the actions of other states or states within the Union. Resolutions may also commit the Union to taking a particular action.
The founding states of the Union are to be afforded the right of a veto. This allows the founding states to reject legislation, resolutions, actions or admission proposals within the Council by voting in the negative. An abstention or absence does not count as a veto.
Each member state is to maintain an independent military or defence force. This force should be kept at a condition to facilitate the adequate defence of their people.
In the case that a member state or member states are attacked by an outside force, the Union will be compelled to convene a session of the Council and declare a collective state of war. Each member state must provide as much assistance to the affected member state(s) as appropriate so as to bring the conflict to a swift but decisive end.
In the case that a member state attacks an outside force, the Union is not compelled to assist in this unless a collective state of war is declared by the Council.
Member states are to afford each other unrestricted military access within their territory and waters for the purposes of transit without stopping.
Each member state is afforded the right to the use of a single military, naval and air base within each member state and may request the ability to utilise this right at any time. Upon request, a member state must provide the requesting member the use of one facility appropriate to the requesting members request. Each member state has the right to change which facility another member state has access to so long as access to a facility is maintained.
In the case of war, member states may not engage in combat operations from within another member state's territory unless they have gained the express approval of the member state concerned. In the case of a collective state of war, this does not apply.
The Union as a whole is tasked with the prevention of capitalist or counter-revolutionary subversion within its member states. In the case that the government of a member state is subverted or incapacitated by capitalist or counter-revolutionary elements, the Union as a whole is obligated to come to the aid of the people in restoring the revolution.
A citizen of a member state is to be considered both a citizen of their respective state as well as a citizen of the Union.
A Union Citizen is to be afforded the right to live and work in any other state within the Union.
In the case that a Union Citizen is arrested and charged, they are to be tried in the member state in which the crime occurred.
In the case that a Union Citizen flees to another member state, that member state is made responsible for the detainment and extradition of that individual to the member state in which the crime occurred.