Ucrying

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Semiautonomous Province of Ucrying
Україна / Ucraena
Flag of Ucrying
CapitalKyivask
Official languages Ukrainian, Serbian
Recognised regional languages Russian (discriminated), Polish, Serbian, English
Demonym Ucryingian
Government Semi-Autonomous Province
 -  President Simon McClark
 -  Governor Roshen
Legislature State Rada
Currency Circum ()
Drives on the Right

Ucrying, known in Ukrainian as Україна, is a semi-autonomous province of the United Provinces. It is known for being a major center of agriculture due to its very fertile soil as well as for being a one-party state under the control of the Far-Right Sector Party. Nevertheless, the UNP has the ability to veto decisions that the island's governor or parliament makes.

History[edit]

The island was inhabited around 10 AD by Old Nose speaking Vikings from the Antarctic Peninsula and founded the inland city of Kyivask on the shores of the Petrovsk river. Kyivask became an important political and trading hub for the island and it soon became the capital of a large empire known as the Kievask Rus (from Swedish Kievska Rys), which eventually extended via conquest to the Ninja Archipelago island of Rusca. The Vikings imported non-Viking penguin peasant slaves from mainland Antarctica to the island to establish a serfdom system since the island has particularly excellent soil for agriculture. Interestingly, these imported peasant slaves are of the same ethnic origins as the imported peasant slaves that were brought to Rusca. Like Rusca, these peasant slaves largely outnumbered the Viking population and had their own language. However, old Norse (and later old Swedish) influenced and helped to develop the island's native Slavic language.

Due to the decline of the Kievask Rus, contact between the Ucryingians and the Ruscans was severely diminished and as a result their native language split into two different directions- Russian in Rusca and Ukrainian in Ucrying respetively. Around the 1300's, a whorde of Khanz Penguins invaded the southern peninsula of Krim and established their own Khanate on the peninsula. Although the Kievask Rus was not completely destroyed by the Khanz penguin attack, their military was severely crippled and they had lost territory during the invasion. Eventually, the Kievask Rus came to an end when a united Rusca invaded the city of Kyivask in 1456. As Rusca pushed into the island, the remainder of the former Kievask Rus territories formed their own independent states run by military groups called the Kosags.

By 1510 the Kosag states had been completely wiped out and the only independent territory on the island was the Krim Khanate, who had signed a treaty with the Ruscans for recognizing their soveriegnty. In 1742, the Tsarina of Rusca decided to invade the Krim Khanate the unite the island under the Ruscan Empire and because reports from spies suggested that the Krim peninsula had a favorable climate, nice beaches, and an ideal harbor to dock ships. The Ruscan invasion of the Krim Khanate began a series of revolts by the Ucryingian peasants for independence. The Ruscan government responded with military crackdrowns and the beginning of mass migrations of ethnic Russian speaking Ruscans to the eastern and southern regions of Ucrying. In 1910, the Ruscan revolution overthrew the Tsar, and its government was replaced with a brief military junta that presented itself as a "Republic". In response, the revolutionary leaders of Ucrying (who called themselves the Banderaftsi) decided to declare full independence from Rusca, despite the protests from the Ruscan minority.

Ucrying, in fear that the new Ruscan Socialist Republic would try to invade them, allied themselves with Khanzem. However, in 1915, Khanzem decided to invade Ucrying and was able to fully take control of the whole island within 6 months. Khanzem imposed major food rations on the nation since they gathered the nation's abundance of food production for the war effort. Khanzem also kidnapped Ucrying's large High Penguin population that had been living on the island for centuries and sent them to their labor camps on the Antarctic mainland. 90% of the High Penguins never came home. Eventually, the Ruscan Socialist Republic was able to gain ground on the island, and most of the Ucryingians responded by allying themselves with Khanzem since they did not want to be under their old masters again. On the other hand, the Russian speaking minority of Ucrying fiercely sided with the Ruscans and were able to successfully push Khanzem out by 1917.

The Ruscans then decided to absorb Ucrying into their new Snowviet Union, thus making Ucrying part of the Ucryingian Snowviet Socialist Republic. The years 1918 to 1945 were the hardest for Ucrying since the Snowviet government imposed a series of purges in order to crush Ucryingian rebellions and independence movements. The Ukrainian language was completely forbidden and banned during these years and a large famine (allegedly artificially created) occurred, leading to major food shortages within the Snowviet Union. Many Ucryingian citizens began either starving to death or dying from deletion gun executions, and they were swiftly being replaced with loyal Ruscans planted by the government. The Krim peninsula faced the biggest devastation when they were all deported in 1918 to the wastelands of eastern Rusca, where they struggled to survive. Krim was turned into a major vacation destination for the Snowviet Union, mainly for the Ruscans.

Eventually, the Snowviet Union started building large industrial facilities in Urying's eastern regions and a large coal industry was created. By the mid 1950's, life in Ucrying was beginning to improve, and in 1961, the Snowviet Union lifted the Ukrainian language ban. Russian remained a popular language for political reasons, especially in the eastern regions, but Ukrainian was regaining popularity quickly in its western regions. The liberalization of the Snowviet economy in the 1980's were able to bring in new ideas from Olde Antarctica to Ucrying, and with the help of newer expansions of political freedom, the independence seeking Banderaftsi party was able to make a comeback. However, economic issues started occurring in the 1980's across the whole Snowviet Union, which later led to its demise in 1991.

After the fall, the government officials of Ucrying decided to hold a referendum on whether or not to gain independence from Rusca. The referendum widely favored independence, and Ucrying was recognized as a sovereign country. However, it continued to receive a lot of monetary and political assistance from Rusca, who was also their main trading partner. The 1990's saw the rebirth of the Ukrainian language since it was when it was finally allowed to make Ukrainian language television channels, magazines, and newspapers. Nevertheless, the nation insisted that both Russian and Ukrainian would remain official languages. The descendents of the expelled Khanz penguins from Krim in 1918 began to immigrate back to Ucrying and began resettling the peninsula's inland territories. Unfortunately, due to the nation's main dependence on agriculture, it was still poorer than Rusca. All the major industries that had been built on the island were consolidated by budding millionaires known as the oligarchs (just like in Rusca), and the government was filled with corruption due to the oligarchs and special interest groups from the mid 1990's until 2013.

During those years, some politicians believed it would be a good idea to join nearby Snowiny in order to benefit economically. However, the Ruscan speaking community was against it and preferred to have Rusca as the nation's main trading partner. Then, in 2013, pro-Ruscan president Kovic decided to sign a trade agreement with Snowiny, but he decided at the last minute to cancel the agreement. As a result, the citizens of the island rose up in protest against the suspicious and hasty decision, and made demonstrations against the President's decision in the squares of the capital city, Kyivask. It was later discovered that these protesters were being funded by the USA in order to overthrow Ucrying's government so that Rusca's influence over the region would diminish. The protests started in the December of 2013 and lasted until the February of 2014.

The protests were known to be very violent since the government responded to the protesters with deletion guns, while the protesters responded with snowballs, fireworks, and bricks. During the protest, an offshoot of the now defunct Banderaftsi party known as the Far-Right Sector began to gain prominence as a major politically-influenced militia with Far-Right nationalistic ideologies. The Far-Right Sector eventually became the leader in the protests and led the protesters in the storming of the Presidential Palace of President Kovic in February 2014. It had been discovered that President Kovic had escaped the palace and had sought exile in Rusca. As a result, the self-proclaimed "SnowinnMaidan" protesters were victorious and the Far Right Sector established itself with support from the pro-Ucrying citizens as the nation's ruling force.

The Far Right Sector Party chose politician Yats as their interim president during the political transition after the revolution. The SnowinyMaidan Revolution did not go well with the pro-Ruscan citizens of Ucrying, and several major protests in Eastern and Southern Ucrying erupted as a result of their displeasure with the abrupt change of power. The issue became alarming when the Russian speaking citizens began to form "Rebel" groups demanding to be annexed by Rusca. As a result, interim President Yats dispatched the Right Sector Army (which was now the regular Ucryingian Army) to crush the rebellions. The Right Sector Army, using brute force, was able to erradicate all protests and seperatist movements in the mostly Russian speaking regions of Ucrying. President Yats also decided to remove Russian as Ucrying's official language and prohibited it from being taught in schools. He even went as far as to ban Russian from being spoken publicly and has removed it from all business signs, billboards, and televison.

In April 2014, the Ucryingian government hosted a referendum to see if its citizens wanted to join Snowiny or stay independent. The results were 78% for joining Snowiny, and Snowiny annexed them the following month. After the annexation, President Yats had to resign since the Snowinian government wanted to replace him with a Governor who was elected by the people. The election took place in late May and the winner was Mr. Roshen, an independent candidate who was famous for being the owner of Ukrying's largest candy company. Governor Roshen has maintained the Right Sector as Ukrying's state army and has contributed troops to Snowiny in times of war. Governor Roshen continues to discourage the Russian language from being spoken in the southern and eastern regions of the country.

Culture[edit]

Government[edit]

Ucrying is a semi-autonomous State of the Kingdom of Snowiny. It has its own elected Governor who acts as the head of the island's executive branch and has its own Parliament, which is known as the State Rada. Ucrying's court system, however, is fully integrated with that of Snowiny's and therefore follows Snowinian constitutional law. Since joining Snowiny in 2014, Ucrying has been under full jurisdiction of the Snowinian Constitution. The Governor and the State Rada possess all power that is not reserved for the Snowinian federal government. The Ucryingian government has its own tax codes and its own budget on infrastructure and the military. The president of Ucrying can be elected from any party and serves a five year term, with no re-election. However, the nation's parliament, the State Rada, is dominated by only one party: the Right Sector Party. Not only do they overwhelmingly win the majority votes, but they have warded off competition through means of corruption and military intimidation, though many of these tactics are hush-hush and are done under the table. Most Ucryingian citizens nor the federal Government of Snowiny know about the corruption in the State Rada.

Trivia[edit]

  • Say "Ucrying" ten times really fast. Did you realize that this is a parody of Ukraine? This particular parody is an over-the-top dramatization of Ukraine from the perspective of Russian media.

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