Democratic Republic of Terra

Written by Sierra Brown
Special thanks to Gorkam Worka for their assistance in parliament and voting system research.

 

A relatively newer state in the Varkesh, formed when the Dovolish found a human colony ship and brought it to a habitable world within their borders.

 
 
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Our first encounter with the human race came in the form of an ancient colony ship. They were wanderers in a single ship, seeking a new home. We gave them Kt'lk and the planets within, and they began their new life. Now they are a part of our Varkesh - A sect of Terrans, calling themselves the Democratic Republic.

— K'ta'kr'tee
 

Where some of Earth's colony ships found habitable planets and others were doomed to drift aimlessly for all eternity, one colony ship launched from the European continent was discovered and picked up by the Dovolish. The descendants of this ship's population formed into the Democratic Republic of Terra, a human member state of the Varkesh and the third nation to ever become a part of the Alliance.

Structure

Presidency

Main article: President of the Democratic Republic of Terra

The executive branch of the Republic takes the form of a single president with a cabinet of advisors and staff. This president is the highest elected authority within the Republic, under the bindings and guidance of law as written and interpreted by Parliament. A new president is elected from Human citizens every 6 Varkesh years, with no currently standing term limits.

Parliament

Main article: Terran Parliament

The Republic Parliament is a unicameral legislature which currently seats representatives from three primary districts: Terra, Gaia, and Varkesh representatives from the Alliance Embassy. Elections are held every 6 Varkesh years, with candidates elected using a Single Transferable Vote system. Each district elects three representatives, making a current total of nine representatives whom each carry equal weight in Parliament.

Alliance Embassy

Main Article: Terran Alliance Embassy

Serving as a link between the Republic and the other member-states of the Varkesh, the Alliance Embassy houses representatives of every nation and culture within the Varkesh, as well as representatives from the Va'Ral'Te Council itself. These representatives act as ambassadors, negotiating trade and and compliance with inter-state legislature. The Embassy is also considered one of the districts within Parliament, whose legislative representatives exist to ensure any future Republic law respects the laws and interests of the Alliance.

Public Agenda

The Terran Democractic Republic's official motto is 'Survival, Growth, and Betterment for all Humankind'. This is a policy that has been followed by the Terrans since the creation of the Republic, and is interpreted in current times as not repeating the mistakes of Earth, rebuilding Human society, and finding new, peaceful resolutions to current conflicts.

History

The Saviour of Humanity

Full Article: The Retter der Menschheit launches

With the impending third world war on Earth and the fears of nuclear annihilation in the year 2034 AD, various organizations banded together to build colony ships in an attempt to preserve humanity. Once of these colony ships, designated the Retter der Menschheit, launched from Germany just two months before the war ended in annihilation in 2036. This colony ship held a variety of persons from various western European countries that, during the ship's long travel time, formed into a full community of its own.

 

Discovery by Dovolish

Full Article: Retter der Menschheit discovered by Dovolish

The colony ship drifted through space for almost a century and a half, managing to remain self-sufficient until they were discovered by a Dovolish science vessel in 2183 AD. Communications were difficult at first, with either side being completely alien and foreign to the other. The first hurdle had been how to communicate. Dovolish communicator technology was completely foreign to human instruments of the time. Human technology, however, was found to be far more effective when a scientist decided to try broadcasting a radio transmission toward the alien ship after a week of silence, and received a response back. The next challenge, however, took nearly a year to overcome: Language.

 

What the scientist described as clicking, grunts, and hisses was, again, completely foreign to the humans, and the English and German languages both proved ineffective at communicating with the aliens in turn. Other human languages were not even attempted, for fear of only causing even more confusion with the failure to communicate. At one point, however, a small shuttle detached from the alien vessel and approached the colony ship. This shuttle docked with the colony ship, much to the excitement and apprehension of the humans on board, and the scientists were greeted with their first sighting of the aliens they had been hearing. Behind some kind of transparent material keeping the ship's atmosphere separated from the shuttle stood tall, lithe, fur covered bipedal aliens with large, flat ears and large eyes, and with them, a sophisticated android clearly modeled after its creator - The Dovolish.

We come to learn. We come to help. I have studied human language. I understand and can speak. My name is T'las'p'ka. You are searching for new home?

— T'las'p'ka Dovolish archive android, Retter der Mesnchheit, 2184 A.D.
 

From then, on to the next several months, the two races met regularly, continually trying to communicate with each-other while the android observed. Each meeting wasn't always with the same aliens, but it was always the same android present until, almost a year after first contact, the android stepped forward and spoke in basic English. These first words are recorded in Terran history as the start of a new human era: "We come to learn. We come to help."

 

Founding of the Republic

Shortly after the language barrier was crossed, the Dovolish offered to guide the escort ship to a system containing planets they believed would be habitable for the humans.

 

Earth Expedition

A Varkesh sponsored expeditionary fleet is sent to survey the Sol System, containing both Dovolish and Terran vessels.

 

Contact with Sol Empire

 

The Sol War

Survival, Growth, and Betterment for all Humankind

Founding Date
September 26, 2183 A.D.
Type
Geopolitical, Republic
Capital
Terra
Alternative Names
D.R.T.
Democratic Republic
Terra Republic
Demonym
Terran
Leader
Erik Vancil
Government System
Democracy, Parliamentary
Power Structure
Unitary state
Economic System
Market economy
Currency
Raddax
Parent Organization
Varkesh
Subsidiary Organizations
Location
Kitalak System
Related Ranks & Titles
Controlled Territories
Neighboring Nations
Notable Members
  • Erik Vancil

    The current president of the Democratic Republic of Terra

Related Ethnicities

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Formed from the descendants of Russian, American, and Canadian colony ships fleeing the Third War, the United Arshan Federation is one of several main powers in the Milky Way galaxy.

Varkesh Member State

The Terran Democratic Republic has been a member of the Varkesh since the Republic's first formation.

Appendices

Appendix A: Related Articles
 
  Appendix B: Glossary of Terms & Definitions

Single Transferable Vote

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The single transferable vote (STV) is a voting system designed to achieve proportional representation through ranked voting in multi-seat organizations or constituencies (voting districts). Under STV, an elector (voter) has a single vote that is initially allocated to their most preferred candidate. Votes are totalled and a quota (the number of votes required to win a seat) derived. If their candidate achieves quota, he/she is elected and in some STV systems any surplus vote is transferred to other candidates in proportion to the voters' stated preferences. If more candidates than seats remain, the bottom candidate is eliminated with his/her votes being transferred to other candidates as determined by the voters' stated preferences. These elections and eliminations, and vote transfers if applicable, continue until there are only as many candidates as there are unfilled seats.

 

 


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