| Dundorfian Reich|
Flag Coat of Arms
Gott mit uns
God with us
Das Lied der Dundorf
Largest city Albrunn
|Government Presidential republic|
Reich President Marianne C.L. von Thaller (SKU)
Reich Chancellor Robert McAllister (SKU)
- Total 2,687,114,929,734 DUM (4190)
- Per Capita 27,003 DUM (4190)
|Population 99,510,346 (4190)|
|Currency Dundorfian Mark|
|Drives on right|
|Internet TLD .dun|
Dundorfian Reich (Dundorfian: Dundorfisches Reich) commonly known as Dundorf is a nation located at the center of Artania. It is bordered by Aloria and Kirlawa to its north, as well as Dorvik. It's southern border is comprised of Ibutho and to the east is the Kundrati Union and to the west is Rutania. Dundorf is ranked the forty-sixth most populated country in the world with 99,510,346 people living within 900,000km, where it is ranked forty-second in the world by area. Dundorf has several major cities, including the more recent Albrunn, the historical capital of Zerlin and several other major cities.
Dundorf, despite its impressive cultural and political history is a land-locked nation located at the heart of Artania. Dundorf is the home to the Dundorfian culture and has major cultural influence in Dorvik, Rutania, Aloria and smaller influence in Kirlawa and other portions of the world, notably in the Northern Hemisphere. Dundorf has a special place as one of the largest empires to exist on Artania, the Dundorfian Kingdom and Dundorfian Reich had hegemony over Northern Artania where it shared common ground with the Holy Luthori Empire. Dundorf has a colorful history, mostly divided and comprised of fierce nationalism, monarchism and radical left-wing ideologies. The foundation of Communism by Karlstein Metz and the foundation of National Socialism underneath Reinhold Scharff and his Dundorfian National Socialist Movement. Dundorf has shared in several civil wars and the modern era of Dundorf has been plagued with right-wing and left-wing governments trading places.
Dundorf is ranked as one of the worlds leading economies, however Dundorf has suffered from years and constant shifts in economic policy from state control to free market. Despite this, Dundorf maintains a GDP of 2,687,114,929,734 DUM with a per capita GDP of 27,003 DUM (as of 4190). Dundorf has an incredibly powerful light and heavy industrial sector and is seen widely as one of the worlds largest agricultural powers due to it's relatively temperate climate. Dundorf, despite being landlocked serves as a huge trading hub for Artanian and several cities in Dundorf are widely known for their hubs of Artanian companies. Dundorf is a member of the Artanian Union, despite the failing of the AU over the past several years.
Dundorf is a landlocked state in central Artania. Its distinct topography includes large variations in elevations, including mountain ranges and deep valleys.
In the late 4000's Dundorf started to move away from its bi-partisan status as more politcal parties satred to emerge as a credible alternative to the Socialist party. This also represented the rise of the right once more and in the early 4100's the first right wing governmnet for many years was founded under Erich Schmidt (TKEPD).
Bundesrepublik Dundorf In Janraury of 4101 the Demokratische Dundorf Republik officially changed its name to Bundesrepublik Dundorf, this marked the start of a new era for Dundorf and its People.
The Dundorfian Democratic Republic had its origins in the 2500s when socialist parties within Dundorf begun to dominate the political spectrum. Over the ensuing centuries, the new republic experienced ongoing political unrest as governing socialist forces encountered resistance from conservative political and societal factions keen to return to the previous liberal order.
The DDR disintegrated as an entity in the early 3000s, thanks to an unprecedented political crisis among the governing socialist factions. The republic was refounded on 10 February 3134, after the formation of the Communist Party of Dundorf from existing left-wing political entities. The CPD sought to restore the country's previous socialist order, and was supported in those objectives by the Republican Socialist Party (Republikanische Sozialistische Partei) and the Dundorfian Socialist Workers Party.
The refounded DDR prevailed over the ensuing decades, but increasingly came under threat due to rising societal discontent. Sluggish economic performance combined with increasingly repressive instruments to preserve the socialist state contributed to an environment conducive to political change.
In response, Die Mitte emerged as a rival political entity, promising to restore a liberal state and rebuild a market economy. After the collapse of the socialist Dundorfische Bauernpartei, Die Mitte rose to power with the election of Alexander Müller as premier and Sara Weiß as the chair of the parliament in 3175.
After an initial programme of reforms, Die Mitte moved to refound the state once more. The DDR was formally succeeded by the Bundesrepublik Dundorf in 3190. Weiß was sworn in as the new republic's inaugural president.
However, Die Mitte dissolved itself after a heavy defeat in the national elections in 3196, losing its majority to the centre-right Liberaldemokratische Partei and the socialist Sozialistische Einheitspartei Dundorfs. Together with the monarchist Radikal Kaiserliche Partei, those three parties formed an all-party-coalition.
The SED started a new attempt of turning Dundorf into a socialist state and re-introduced socialist economic policies and anti-religion laws. The neo-socialist laws were repealed by the LDP after it gained an absolute majority in 3200. Together with the newly-founded Konservative Partei, the LDP, led by Jean-Pierre Du Pont and Michelle Ehrenfeld sought to introduce a neoliberal economic reform programme, including large privatisation projects.
The ensuing years were marked by an ongoing tug-of-war between the conservative and socialist blocs. The socialist parties - including the SED, RKP and Sozialistischer Front - initially succeeded in rolling back parts of the conservative reform programme. But poor socialist organisation meant that left-wing majorities in the Bundestag were unable to stop the Konservative Partei and LDP from introducing new policies, not only in the economic area but in the administration of justice and the military.
In 3217, the conservatives returned to power with the help of the SF, which renounced its previous left-wing agenda after a heavy electoral defeat. The coalition of the two right-wing parties and the SF, now named Dundorfische Arbeiters Bewegung, then replaced the left-wing government, with the LDP's Larissa Dreyfus installed as the interim Head of Government. The national-liberal coalition was endorsed at the next elections, and the new government - under the chancellorship of Natascha Issen (KP) - began to reverse the policies of the socialist parties, particularly in the areas of economy and defence.
Following the 3221 elections, political instability prevailed. The socialist bloc (SED, RKP, SP) won a majority but could not form a government, leaving the conservatives in power as a minority government. The minority cabinet eventually served for the full term and the conservatives obtained a majority again in the next elections.
Disarray ensued in 3225 when the DAB collapsed, giving the socialists a nominal majority in the Bundestag. The socialists' decision to form a government and pass sweeping reforms without calling new elections was controversial. When elections were eventually held, the conservatives (LDP, KP and the Freikonservative Partei) secured a large parliamentary majority, while the KP's Michael Hanke nearly doubled the socialists' vote in the presidential race. After their landslide victory, the conservatives formed a new government under Vanessa Tallerand (LDP) as Bundeskanzlerin and immediately started re-introducing free market policies and abolishing anti-religion laws. However, the tenure of the conservative government was marked by a heated discussion over a security bill proposed by the KP that would have significantly extended the powers of the police. The SED and the green-liberal LGB accused Minister for Internal Affairs Elena Neitzert (KP) of intending to establish a totalitarian regime. The fact that the LDP did not support the bill and the FPKD's absence eventually led to the defeat of the initiative. The opposition expressed doubts about the stability of the coalition and Bundeskanzlerin Tallerand was criticized for the poor internal coordination of her cabinet. In the next elections, the conservative bloc suffered a heavy defeat, losing both their parliamentary majority and the position of Head of State. After the attempt of the conservatives and the LGB to form a four-party-coalition failed, the left-wing parties took advantage of this and formed a government with the LGB in turn. The free-market system introduced by the conservatives was then partially repealed and replaced with more centrist policies propagated by the LGB.
In 3248, a progressive socialist party, the Linkspartei (LP), was founded. The LP has had a loose affiliation with the socialist bloc from the moment of its foundation, but has shown itself to be pragmatic in most coalition negotiations. The LP won a fifth of the votes in the general elections of 3251 and gained a substantial political influence during the time in office of its founder and early political leader, Bundeskanzler Hermann Reisacher, who headed several socialist and centre-left cabinets until the LP's unfortunate indecisiveness during the cabinet negotiations following the elections of 3259, in which the party had lost a substantial amount of voters. These negotiations resulted in an unstable coalition consisting of the KP, the LP and the Volkspartei (VP). This coalition was in power from 3261 until 3263, when the LP ministers resigned due to conflicts with the Konservative Partei regarding the coalition's goals and mission. The KP and the VP then formed an unproductive minority government, which remained in power until the cabinet negotiations of 3264-3265 resulted in the installment of yet another socialist government consisting of the SED, the RKP and the LP. This socialist government immediately started reforming Dundorf's economy to such extends that the KP felt the need to counter these reforms by having its ambassadors resign from their appointed positions. This led to an ongoing diplomatic crisis, since the KP blocks any ambassadorial appointment that is proposed by the Bundespräsident (Rudolph Bracher, SED) or the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Rudolf Schräder, LP) until the socialist coalition recalls their economic reforms. The coalition parties have disapproved of these resignations and the KP's unwillingness to approve of new ambassadorial appointments.
Government and politicsEdit
The Dundorfian Reich is a constitutional monarchy with the Dundorfian Kaiser as the head of state. The Kaiser is elected by the Electors Council which is composed of various Electors that are responsible to vote for a new Kaiser when the reigning one dies. When the Dundorfian Kaiser passes the Electors are required to meet after a 2 week mourning period, during this interregnum a designated member of the Electors Council exercises head of state duties as the Reich Protector (Dundorfian: Reichsprotektor) this is decided on the election of the previous Emperor. Despite the eldest child of the Kaiser not succeeding the Kaiser through noble law (traditionally, they have) the eldest son/daughter of the Kaiser is known as the Crown Prince/Princess (Dundorfian: Kronprinz/prinzessin).
The civil government of Dundorf is controlled by the democratically elected Reichstag which is composed of 600 deputies that are elected by party list proportional voting. The Reichstag is the national legislature and is responsible for passing, generating and assisting in the enforcement of laws throughout the Dundorfian Reich. The Reichstag is responsible for electing the Reich Chancellor (Dundorfian: Reichkanzler) who is the head of government and serves at the behest of the Kaiser and the Reichstag. The Reich Chancellor is nominated by the Kaiser and approved by the Reichstag, therefore giving the Kaiser a degree of power to move the government to his whim.
The Reich Chancellor is assisted by the Reich Council (Dundorfian: Reichsrat) which forms a cabinet comprised of nearly a dozen ministries and executive departments. The Reich Chancellor serves as the head of the Reich Council, the members of the Reich Council are appointed by the Kaiser and approved by the Reichstag.
The Dundorfian Reich in the passing of Restoration of Dundorfian Heritage and Culture Act and the Organization of the Reich Act in December 4189 the Grand Council of Dundorf was granted authority to return to their noble holdings, however they were not granted the same status as they had during the historical Dundorfian Reich. Instead, the modern 5 regions of Dundorf were preserved and named States of the Reich (Dundorfian: Reichsländer) and are headed by an elected Reichsstatthalter (Luthorian: Reich Lieutenant/State holder). Each of the Reichsländer have a democratically elected Landtag (Luthorian: State diet) which is responsible for regional issues. States of the Reich are further divided in Kreise (Luthorian: County/district) and then either organized into small cities (Dundorfian: Ort) or municipalities (Dundorfian: Gemeinde) or boroughs of major municipalities (Dundorfian: Stadtgemeinde)
In Dundorf the modern 5 regions of Dundorf were preserved and named States of the Reich (Dundorfian: Reichsländer) and are headed by an elected Reichsstatthalter (Luthorian: Reich Lieutenant/State holder). Each of the Reichsländer have a democratically elected Landtag (Luthorian: State diet) which is responsible for regional issues. States of the Reich are further divided in Kreise (Luthorian: County/district) and then either organized into small cities (Dundorfian: Ort) or municipalities (Dundorfian: Gemeinde) or boroughs of major municipalities (Dundorfian: Stadtgemeinde). The table of States of the Reich are below:
|Province||Capital||Title and office holder||Political party||Major cities||OOC notes|
|Dunlake||Nordenhaus||Reichsstatthalter Viktor Bartz||SCU||Groß-Rudolfskirchen, Oberegg, Nordenhaus, Vögelberg||Based on Western Germany|
|Chontaloia||Chonstaat-am-Bingen||Reichsstatthalter Karlheinz von Chonstaat-am-Bingen||FCP||Chonstaat-am-Bingen, Franzingen, Großenborn, Heinrichsheim||Based on Bavaria|
|Grozvic||Südschloss-am-der-Czimnetz||Reichsstatthalter Gerold Strobel||SCU||Arnulfsbrügge, Karlsborn, Radulfshagen, Sudschloss-am-der-Czimnetz||Based loosely on Southern Germany, primarily Tyrol/Austria/Italian-border|
|Julstoch||Volzhaus||Reichsstatthalter Reinhold Ammann||SCU||Lutzenkamp, Raderath am Hof, Schmittburg, Volzhaus||Based loosely on Eastern Germany, primarily Bohemia/Moravia|
|Oderveld||Neues Kirchenstadt||Reichsstatthalter Dietmar Wilhelm von Asnacht||FCP||Bergengruber, Dunburg, Neues Kirchenstadt, Unterschloss||Based on Brandenburg/Berlin|
The armed forces of Dundorf are officially known as the Reichsheer (Luthorian: Imperial Army) and serves as the unified combatant force of Dundorf. The Reichsheer is controlled primarily through the Supreme Army Command (Dundorfian: Oberste Heeresleitung, OHL) which is headed by the Chief of Staff of the Supreme Army Command, the Chief of Staff of the Supreme Army Command is the de facto commander of all Dundorfian military forces. The Supreme Commander-in-Chief (Dundorfian: Oberbefehlshaber) is the Reich Chancellor with the Kaiser as the Honorary Supreme Commander-in-Chief (Dundorfian: Ehrenoberbefehlshaber).
The Reichsheer is comprised of two branches, the Reichsheer (Army) and the Reichsfliegertruppe which is the air force. Dundorf, despite its ranking by Gath Defense Collective as strong military power, lacks a navy and instead relies on aerial assault as a form of attack as well as a strong focus on armored warfare. Through international efforts underneath the reformed Dundorfian Reich, the Reichsheer seeks to expand its capabilities in all fields, including naval.
Underneath the Minister of Defense Adelbert Dümmler, a Selbstschutzverband officer, the Supreme Army Command officially replaced the Ministry of Defense as the executive agency that oversees the Reichsheer. This means that the Supreme Army Command is directly a branch of the government.
Law and law enforcementEdit
The Ministry of the Interior was taken over in 4189 by another Selbstschutzverband officer, Rudi Schürer who immediately launched a massive internal reformation of the ministry. Dundorf lacked a centralized police force and underneath the quick-handed Schürer, the Ministry of the Interior federalized all police forces and began to divide them up. The formation of the Reich Police (Dundorf: Reichspolizei, RiPo) was meant as a means to police the entire Reich, former local units were combined into the forces of the Reich Police. Minister of the Interior Schürer then combined the investigative might of the ministry into the Criminal Police (Dundorfian: Kriminalpolizei, KriPo) which is meant to handle all investigations into a varied of criminal and civil offenses.
The Interior Minister also formed the Secret Reich Police (Dundorfian: Geheime Reichspolizei, GeRePo) which is meant to investigate issues of secret state matters, issues relating to Socialism or Communism and issues related to the Kaiser or constitution. Despite the Luthorian translation of "secret" it does not necessarily mean they are unknown or take extreme measures, its simply a matter of translation that it translate as such.
«We shall slaughter [the Dunners] and eat their livers.»
(Attributed to a Catholic peasant)
Dundorfian (Dundorfischer) is the major ethnic group found in Dundorf. It is estimated that 82% of the population are ethnic Dundorfians known as Reichsdundorfischer. Ethnic Dundorfians have migrated to nearly all present-day countries surrounding Dundorf and make up a minority of populations in those areas.
Other migratons during ancient and modern times have left Dundorf with a collecton of different ethnic groups. It is estimated that around 8% of the population, about 22 million, is not ethnically Dundorfian nor Duntrekker. Most of this population is made of immigrants from the neighboring countries, but a few are from other continents. Of these, the largest group are ethnic Majatrans and Aslis from Al'Badara; immigrants from when that nation was informally controlled by Dundorf during the brief Badarenprotektorat (Badara Protectorate) during the late-1800s.
The primary language spoken in Dundorf is Dundorfische which is spoken as a first language by roughly 88% of the population. It is considered the oldest member of the