[Inaius] Worldbuilding of the Kuthea Communes

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Kuthea Commune Government

The Kuthea Communes are a Democratic Socialist Confederation which is currently made up of 15 communes. Generally, each significantly inhabited planet is considered a commune, although the Kuthean home planet of Amia contains two communes due to its much greater population. Each commune is almost entirely independent when it comes to domestic matters, and the Workers’ Interplanetary Council only has real control over the Communes’ foreign affairs, its unified military, the production of money, and immigration/emigration from outside the Communes. The WIC also is important for its role in organizing the occupation of new planets. The WIC is in charge of all space stations that are not within the orbit of a Commune’s planet, as well as any inhabited planets with very small populations. Once an inhabited planet reaches the population of 500,000 people, it gains the title of Junior Co-Operative, where it receives some minor control over its internal affairs, as well as its own representatives within the Council. Once the population of a Junior Co-Operative reaches 10 million people it is considered self-sustaining enough to be made a Commune. Generally, through a mix of reproduction and immigration programs, a newly occupied planet can become a commune in less than a century.

All human Workers in the Kuthea Commune over the age of 16 Amia years, regardless of any differentiating factor, have the right to vote, the right to serve in the Kuthean Military, and the right to request transfer to another Commune. Non-Human Workers require some special consideration when deciding their age of maturity, and it is different for them depending on how quickly their species matures.

Workers’ Interplanetary Council

The Workers’ Interplanetary Council is gathered on Amia, currently made up of 1051 total Councilors, each representing roughly 13 million workers. The WIC must decide most matters by a simple majority. For a Chairman to be removed, it must be decided by a ⅔ majority. There is not a singular head of state, as the entire Council is considered a collective head of state and head of government, but there is a Chairman/Chairwomen (Hereby referred to as a Chairman for simplicity. The term “Chairperson” has also been used for those who prefer to not be referred to by either Chairman or Chairwoman), who is considered the “first among equals”. This Chairman has some responsibilities in the operation of the Council, as well as some various duties when it comes to foreign interactions. The Chairman also serves as the tiebreaker if a tie does happen in the Council, whether it occurs because the current number of Councilors is an equal number, or because of abstentions. The Chairman is a Councilor elected by the whole population of the Communes to serve as the head of the WIC for 5 Amia years (~5.3 Earth years). While there are no term limits, it is considered pretty rude and somewhat narcissistic to run for a second term, and extremely disgusting and self-centred to run for a third (Only two Chairmen have been elected for a second term). Either the WIC or a significant petition from several of the Communes can demand the Chairman to step down, and the WIC will elect a temporary Chairman, with extremely restricted abilities, to serve until the next election.

Other elected roles within the WIC include the Minister of Defense, Minister of Unified Finance, Commissar of Interplanetary Travel and Expansion, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Commune Government

While specifics can vary within each Commune’s government, the general idea remains the same and is generally just a similar version of the WIC, just scaled down to match the population of each Commune. The Commune Governments are in charge of managing almost all internal affairs within their Commune, including law enforcement, transportation, justice, healthcare, welfare, education, and taxation. The Communes’ Governments are responsible for ensuring workplace democracy and complete equality between all workers.

Commune Governments are all unicameral Councils, with a Chairman, and where the Councilors are voted for every 5 years. Same as the WIC, any representative can be recalled at any time by their constituents.

Junior Co-Operative Governments

The Junior Co-Operatives are still technically controlled by the WIC, and the choices made by their Co-Op Councils can be overturned by the WIC. Other than that, Co-Op Councils are almost completely identical to Commune Councils.

Exceptions

Those in the military, living in space stations in the orbits of uninhabited planets or living on planets with populations too small to be considered a Junior Co-Operative are under the direct control of the WIC. All of these exceptions are represented by a singular Councilor.
 
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