ADVANCE THE GLORIOUS REVOLUTIONARY CAUSE OF THE ERUSIAN PEOPLE BY FOLLOWING THE PARTY FOREVER AND DEDICATING YOURSELVES TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE REVOLUTION IN ALL APSECTS OF LIFE AND SOCIETY – Slogan of the 3rd National Congress
DEDICATE YOURSELVES TO THE MEMORY OF COMRADE SMITH BY TIRELESSLY WORKING TO ADVANCE THE CAUSE OF SOCIALISM AND BY MAKING ALL SACRIFICES REQUIRED OF YOU TO FURTHER THE PEOPLE’S REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE – Slogan of the 4th National Congress
Micronational Socialism has had a long and troubled history. Throughout the history of modern micronationalism there have been countless Socialist and Communist states, each one an individual with its own political systems and practices. Many of these nations have established themselves as Communist for the sake of associating themselves with an established socio-economic system alive in the public memory. These so-called “comic opera” Communist states have been little more than hollow shells, with little - if any - Marxist theory applied to their political, economic, cultural or social systems. There have been many other micronations that have been established by genuine practisoners of Marxist thought, many of them developing their own extensionist perspective on Marxism-Leninism tailored specifically to the micronational environment. Despite the best efforts of these States, many of them have failed to achieve long-term success and have inevitably dissolved as a result of inactivity, counter-revolution or the incapacitation of senior Socialist leaders. Regretful though the destruction of these States may be, their downfall is a key part in the Great Socialist Experiment within the confines of micronationalism.
Our own branch of the micronational Great Socialist Experiment began in the Democratic People’s Republic of Bzan, founded by Comrade Gaffney and Comrade Rennie following a political rift within the Kingdom of Licentia. Bzan, like many Socialist micronations, was unable to effectively sustain itself for a long period of time and inevitably collapsed. Though their experiment was short lived, Rennie and Gaffney’s efforts to construct a micronational society had massive influences upon micronational Socialism in the nations linked to Bzan and Licentia. Their actions sparked the birth of a new Marxist-Leninist extensionist political ideology we have come to call Rennie-Gaffneyism, propelling micronational Socialism into the next stage of our Great Experiment. Rennie-Gaffneyism delicately blends micronationalism with Communism, striving to build the ideal Socialist and eventually Communist society in a way that mirrors the ideas of Rosa Luxemburg, yet retains its autonomy as an individual ideology. So influential were its theories that Michelle Yui and Karolina Wilson, Socialist sympathisers within the Kingdom of Licentia, were inspired to commence a great revolution within the Kingdom to bring Socialism to the People of that land. The resulting June Revolution lead to the foundation of the Socialist Republic of Licentia where the ideology of Rennie-Gaffneyism was further developed and refined by Comrade Yui and Comrade Wilson.
Inevitably, due to the political split that had resulted from the Revolution, the Socialist Republic of Licentia also met and untimely end. Though half-hearted efforts were made to continue the Great Socialist Experiment micronationally, micronationalism was tragically devoid of Rennie-Gaffneyist movements for many months until the creation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Erusia. Now the time has come for us to further the Great Socialist Experiment and realise the original vision of the People’s Heroes: Marx, Engels, Luxemburg, Lenin, Mao, Ho, Kim and all other major Communist leaders of the world. By staying true to the principles of Rennie-Gaffneyism, it is possible for this Erusian National Communist Party to build a fundamentally - and eventually truly - Socialist society the likes of which neither the micro- nor macronational worlds have ever seen. This is not only our vision and task but our duty as micronational Socialists. It is of the utmost importance that, at this critical phase in the evolution of micronational society, we as a Party ensure the preservation of Socialism and the continual evolution of our society.
The Party can only be successful in its revolutionary work if it learns to apply the theories of Marxism, Marxism-Leninism, Rennie-Gaffneyism and Progressive Communism in a scientific manner. The Party must advance the revolutionary ideal of the People through scientific application, increasing social welfare, promoting sustainable socio-economic development within a Socialist framework, ensuring the power of the vanguard in national government and ultimately establishing an Open State. Scientific application of prevailing socio-economic theory is the only way to achieve the Open State and, subsequently, a Communist State. Not only is scientific application of the revolutionary ideologies of the Party essential, but it is also of paramount importance that the Party contain to develop a model of Socialism pertinent and relevant to the unique situation in the Erusian nation. We must continuously adapt and perfect our policies to ensure maximum effectiveness with minimal difficulty, and to do this it is essential that the Party learn to work with the People and the Workers in order to harmonise the revolutionary will of the People with the revolutionary strength of their vanguard.
Chapter I: General ProgramEdit
Section 1: Ideological BasisEdit
This organisation shall be known officially as the Erusian National Communist Party (ENCP), or as the Communist Party of Erusia (CPE). In the Erusian language, it shall be known as the Verzu Leohju Agoivuh Tzeoq (VLAT) or as the Verzu e.g. Agoivuh Tzeoq (VAT). Within this document it may be referred to by any of these names, or as the “Communist Party” or simply as “the Party”.
The Communist Party is the revolutionary vanguard of the Erusian People. The Party shall defend the working classes, serve the interests of the People and protect the Proletariat.
(I) The Communist Party adheres to the following political and socio-economic ideologies:
- (1) Marxism;
- (2) Marxism-Leninism;
- (3) Progressive Communism;
- (4) Rennie-Gaffneyism;
- (5) Agoivuh;
- (6) Erusian Scientific Development Concept
(II) Chief among these ideologies is Rennie-Gaffneyism, which shall serve as the guiding star of the People’s Revolution and thus of all Party work.
(III) The Communist Party also lends formal recognition to the ideas of Leninism, Stalinism, Trotskyism, Mao Zedong Thought, Juche, Luxemburgism, Democratic Socialism, Progressive Socialism and Hanist Communism.
Marxism is the revolutionary political philosophy developed by Comrades Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that forms the basis of all Communist thought. It awakened the world to the suffering of the Proletariat and demonstrated that if the working classes unite under the crimson banner, they can become the driving force in the evolution of their society, leading to an end of socio-economic oppression and the death of Capitalism and the class system. Marxism highlights to us the need for the working classes to play a vital role in any future government, and serves as the foundation of Socialist socio-economic policies, stressing that all economic development must serve the Proletariat and not the Bourgeois.
Marxism-Leninism is the glorious revolutionary ideology of Comrade Vladimir Lenin, who led our Comrades in Russia to victory over the corrupt and decadent government there, and perfected by our comrades in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. It harmonises the political theories of Comrades Marx, Engels and Lenin into a single coherent ideological platform that recognises Imperialism as being the highest form of Capitalism and subsequently seeks to combat it, Fascism and other ideologies that seek to oppress and destroy the People. Marxism-Leninism establishes the political and socio-economic framework of the People’s Revolution by elaborating on core principles of Marxism, modernising them and making them relevant to the modern political situation.
Progressive Communism is the natural predecessor to Rennie-Gaffneyism, emphasising the need for the People’s Revolution to occur through progressive and gradual democratic reforms where it is not possible for the People or the Workers to revolt directly and assume power over the nation. It forms the basis of the work ethic of the Communist Party, calling for gradual development and reform rather than swift and chaotic change. It establishes the need to create the Open State before achieving true Communism.
Rennie-Gaffneyism is the core ideology of the Communist Party. Developed by Comrades Rennie and Gaffney, the ideology is the guiding star for all work in the Communist Party. Rennie-Gaffneyism recognises the need to modernise the Socialist revolution and place the emphasis on achieving a truly classless society by giving power to the people before the proletariat, while still ensuring that the working classes remain an integral and inviolable part of the Socialist order. It recognises the need for the People to declare themselves an independent, governing political entity with the support of their revolutionary guard and calls for the harmonisation of society to achieve an equal and Communistic one.
Agoivuh, all though used to refer to Communism itself in the Erusian language, refers to the development of Socialism With Erusian Characteristics. Agoivuh as a political philosophy is the specific application of Socialist principles to the unique situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Erusia, and thus is the model of Socialism pioneered by the Communist Party and by the People as they work together to build up a true Socialist Republic.
Erusian Scientific Development Concept is an extensionist theory that perfects the revolutionary doctrines of Rennie-Gaffenyism and Agoivuh, developed by Comrade Robert Lethler, the first General Secretary of the Party. Associated with the theories of Comrade Hu Jintao, but based upon true Socialist concepts not plagued by those of Capitalist revisionists, Erusian Scientific Development Concept calls for the application of Socialist theory according to its practicality rather than its rhetorical significance. Placing an emphasis on progressive economic development but with a heavy focus on social development, with the former intending to benefit the latter, Erusian Scientific Development Concept is intended to improve the lives of the People and to unite them with their revolutionary vanguard in order to achieve a harmonious society and a Party that is coherent in its political thought.
Section 2: Party ProgramEdit
The Communist Party is the absolute authority on Socialist Fundamentalism. It is dedicated to preserving the Socialist Fundamentals of Erusian Society and may exercise its national and political constitutional powers at any time to protect these fundamentals. Recognising its responsibility as the sole legal political party in the Democratic People's Republic, the Communist Party is committed to advancing the cause of revolutionary Socialism at all levels of government by pursuing progressive reforms and political policies that directly benefit the People.
The Communist Party is absolutely dedicated to preserving the Socialist Fundamentals of Erusian society. It is committed to developing a strong basis for the development of a Communistic society by upholding and working from these Fundamentals, ensuring that the People’s Revolution will always be preserved and remain fundamentally stable no matter what may happen in the future. The Party works to develop a strong, firm and Socialist constitutional order.
The Communist Party works according to theory of Progressive Revolution. Recognising that the Democratic People’s Republic is a Stage V society according to the revolutionary theories of Comrade Gaffney, and thus in the primary stage of Socialist development, the Party works tirelessly to advance Erusia society to the next stage in Socialist evolution by pursuing progressive yet revolutionary reforms in every aspect of society.
The Communist Party adheres to the revolutionary doctrine of Liberal Authoritarianism, recognising it as the only acceptable mode of government for a Stage V society. The Party respects and guarantees the People their right to personal freedom, individuality, self-determination and the inviolable power to direct the Central People’s Government through the Socialist democratic process. At the same time, the Party recognises the need for the State to take strong and sometimes authoritarian measures to ensure the continuation of the People’s Revolution, with the Party exercising its powers as the revolutionary vanguard wherever necessary.
The Communist Party is absolutely dedicated to building up a land where all are equal socially and economically. The Party does not discriminate against any Human being regardless of race, sex, creed, gender, race, ethnicity, origin, culture, politics, religion, sexuality, spirituality or other condemnable factors for discrimination. It encourages and promotes multiculturalism, social diversity, freedom of conscience, respect for Human rights and the equality of all Human beings not only in the eyes of the law and State but in the eyes of their peers. The Party considers discrimination and social inequality to be direct consequences of Capitalist societal conditioning.
The Communist Party promotes free, fair and open democracy. The Party fights for a democracy of the proletariat in which the government is controlled by the People and strives to make government accountable to the People through Direct Democracy, transparency and Socialist constitutionalism. The democratic system is the most effective way of ensuring the People have direct control over the affairs of the State outside of their revolutionary vanguard, and thus enjoys special protection by the Party.
The Communist Party stands for an Erusia which judges its strength by the condition of its most vulnerable people, by the level of Human equality and by the integrity and quality of its social values and services. The Party promotes social justice with Communist and Erusian characteristics, tailoring its policies to ensure maximum efficiency in the Erusian State.
The Communist Party commits itself to Green Politics and the preservation of the natural Erusian environment for future generations. It is dedicated to ensuring Erusia plays it’s part on the global war against climate change, resulting directly from the poisoning of the Earth by Capitalist nations, in order to ensure forthcoming generations of Erusians have sufficient resources and can enjoy the natural beauty of the world. The party promotes the development of clean, alternative fuels and efficient but balanced economic development.
The Communist Party works to advance the Great Socialist Experiment, promoting the development of extensionist Rennie-Gaffneyist political theories whilst still preserving the ideological basis of the Party as established in this document.
The Communist Party encourages the practical application of Socialist theories in a scientific manner. The Party strives to establish guidelines for the practical application of Rennie-Gaffneyist political thought to the micronational environment.
The Communist Party seeks to establish comprehensive, universal healthcare available to all citizens and residents of the Democratic People’s Republic free at the point of service. It advocates the view that healthcare is not a privilege but a universal right of all Human beings, and that through nationalisation and progressive taxation, true universal and sustainable healthcare can be achieved.
The Communist Party is committed to developing an education system rooted in the Socialist fundamentals of society, in order to ensure that all youth are able to follow intellectual pursuits and simultaneously prepare themselves for life in the workforce. The Party strives to develop a strong education system that disseminates Socialist principles and combat Capitalist societal conditioning at an early age.
The Communist Party advocates the need for a strong and comprehensive system of social welfare that ensures the unemployed, the disabled, the elderly and the sick are provided for. The Party advances the view that everyone has the right to life, and thus that the State must ensure those who are unable to provide for themselves are protected.
The Communist Party supports a policy of progressive collectivisation of industry and agriculture espoused with a Socialist command economic construction, in which economic planning is centralised and directed by the State, which in turn ensures all economic development is regulated and benefits the People. The Party offers support for limit, localised business and otherwise strives to combat Capitalism and ensure any and all private enterprises are powered and lead by their workers.
The Communist Party promotes a society built on strong, Socialist and moralistic principles. It seeks to dispel the myth that Human morality is rooted in religious thought and instead seeks to establish a society in which all people are aware of their personal and communal responsibilities, in which all work together to achieve the end goals of the People’s Revolution and in which the social problems that plague the modern Capitalist world have been eliminated through progressive and cooperative programs.
The Communist Party is the party of youth. It works to ensure a bright future for the young people of Erusia by equipping them with the skills they need for a successful and happy by life, by establishing various youth-oriented political and social programs and by including young people in its workings.
The Communist Party is committed to pursuing a peaceful, internationalist foreign policy that unites it with its Comrades in other micro- and macronational states in order to build up a harmonious and united Socialist community. The Party endorses Communist and Socialist movements in other micronations and works to ensure they achieve as much as they can without infringing on the sovereignty of their nation. It defends its Comrades abroad wherever possible.
The Communist Party asserts that nationalism is a key element of Socialism With Erusian Characteristics, and promotes patriotism and pride in the accomplishments of the Socialist motherland.
The Communist Party, while respecting the individual ideological contributions of great revolutionary theorists, strives to avoid the development of a cult of personality in the Erusian state. Personality cults are incompatible with the revolutionary doctrine of Rennie-Gaffneyism.
The Communist Party is an instrument of the People’s revolutionary will in all things.
Further additions may be made to the Party Program as the Communist Party develops its policies between the Chaired Plenary Sessions of its National Congress. The Party Program may not, however, be revised or contradicted in anyway by any organ or official other than the National Congress. The Party Program forms the base of the Party Line.
Chapter II: MembershipEdit
Any Erusian industrial worker, agricultural worker, intellectual, individual of a proletarian background or member of the People’s National Liberation Army who has obtained the age of sixteen is eligible for membership in the Erusian National Communist Party. Any Erusian may apply for membership in the Communist Party. All members must accept the General Program, adhere to the Party Constitution, be willing to join and work actively in one of the Party organisations and carry out the Party's decision.
Members of the Communist Party assume a vital role as vanguards of the proletariat and servants of the People. Party members are dedicated to serving the interests of the People, obeying the decisions of senior Party leadership and working actively to further the interests of the proletariat through Party activities. Party members must not seek to gain status or special privilege, but must dedicate themselves to advancing the People’s Revolution and strive to be loyal servants of the People and the Party.
Membership in the Communist Party may be automatically denied on the following grounds:
- (1) If the individual is a member of a rival political association, organisation, institution or other body that directly opposes the Communist Party;
- (2) If the individual is less than sixteen years and one day of age;
- (3) If the individual is not a resident or citizen of the Democratic People’s Republic of Erusia;
- (4) If the individual is part of the middle or upper class, and not prepared to make appropriate sacrifices or adjustments to ensure a proletarian mind frame in their work;
- (5) If the individual has an outstanding criminal record;
- (6) If the individual is a known or self-confessed capitalist;
- (7) If the individual is the owner of a private enterprise that does not conform to Socialist principles, or otherwise plays a part in the management of such an enterprise;
- (8) Other grounds as decided by the reviewers of the application.
Party members must fulfil the following duties and obligations:
- (1) To conscientiously study and learn from the revolutionary ideologies of Marxism, Marxism-Leninism, Progressive Communism, Rennie-Gaffneyism, Agoivuh and Erusian Scientific Development Concept, to study the Party Line and familiarise themselves with its policies and programs and to obtain appropriate knowledge to ensure they are capable of carrying out their revolutionary work with diligence and dedication.
- (2) To implement the Party Line and to disseminate the principles of Socialism into every aspect of their work and life, to work with the People, to help alleviate the suffering of the working classes and to play a vanguard role in production, work, study and social activities.
- (3) To promote and adhere to Communist ethics, to strive to be a model Communist and to set an example to others in work, life, study and ethical decisions.
- (4) To whole-heartedly adhere to the principle that the minority is subject to the majority in the democratic process, and that the interests of the People and their revolutionary vanguard come before all other personal or national interests and thus to work selflessly on behalf of the People by subordinating personal interests to those of the People and the workers.
- (5) To observe and uphold Party discipline, abide by the laws of the State and the regulations of the Party, guard the secrets of the State and the Party, execute the decisions of Party officials and organs and fulfil any task or complete any job assigned to them by the Party to the best of their ability.
- (6) To uphold the unity and solidarity of the Party by defending the Party Line in public, matching words with deeds and demonstrating unshakable loyalty to the Party and the People.
- (7) To build and maintain close, unbreakable ties and bonds to the People and the working classes.
- (8) To do whatever it takes to ensure the success of Party policy.
(I) Party members enjoy the following rights:
- (1) To be invited and be able to attend relevant Party meetings, including the right to read all relevant documents to the member’s office and station;
- (2) To benefit from the Party’s special training and education programs;
- (3) To be actively involved in the development of the Party in terms of local and national policy;
- (4) To voice opinions and offer suggestions within the framework of the democratic centralist system;
- (5) To be able to participate in discussions regarding the future of the Party;
- (6) To be eligible to stand in elections with Communist Party endorsements;
- (7) To participate in, stand in and vote in internal Party elections;
- (8) To make well-grounded, internal criticisms of Party organisations, officials and policies, including the right to bring matters of violation of Party discipline to the appropriate authorities without punishment or persecution for doing so;
- (9) To attend, with the right of self-defence, discussions held by Party organisations to decide on disciplinary measures to be taken against themselves or to appraise their work and behaviour;
- (10) To make formal protests against a Party decision or policy by presenting these views to their colleagues and to higher Party organisations, and if necessary up to the Central Committee, provided they publically defend the policy or decision and resolutely carry it out so long as it remains in force;
- (11) To make any appeal, protest or complaint through the proper channels to any official or organ of the Communist Party without facing persecution for doing so.
(II) No organ, official or institution has the right to deprive a Party member of the aforementioned rights.
(I) New Party members must be admitted through their local branch through the Common Application Process (CAP).
(II) An applicant for Party membership must fill out and complete the CAP form issued by central authorities. Once this form has been handed in, a reviewer must be assigned to the member’s case and provided the form has been completed to satisfactory levels, this reviewer must arrange for a formal interview with the prospective member.
(III) Once at least one interview has taken place, the Reviewer must refer the application to the Party Secretary for their branch. The Party Secretary decides whether or not to approve the application and must provide valid justification for rejections. Any prospective member may appeal against a rejection to the next highest Party Secretary and even up to the General Secretary where appropriate.
(IV) Once an application has been accepted, the prospective member is admitted for a fourteen day probationary period in which they are given time to study the Party Constitution.
(V) At the end of this probationary period, the member must seek out a Sponsor before becoming a full member. A Sponsor is a full Party member who is prepared to take responsibility for the new official and supervise them during their training period. Sponsors may be of any level of seniority. The Sponsor must counter-sign the original application form to verify their decision to take on the new member.
(VI) Upon finding a Sponsor, the new member must take their first Revolutionary Oath before the Party Flag and in the presence of at least three officials (including their Sponsor) from their branch.
(VII) Once the member has taken their Revolutionary Oath, they become a full member of the Communist Party and their probationary period ends. Their Sponsorship period ends one month after their admission as a full member, after which the new member must begin to work independently.
(I) Party members must be organised into a regional Division and, beyond that, into at least one local organisation, cell, unit, group or similar local organisational body of the Party. This applies to all Party members irrespective of their position within the hierarchy of the Communist Party. Party members who have not been organised as such may not participate in any function or organ of the Party.
(II) Local organisations, cells, units, groups or similar bodies are taken to be any organisational body of the Party that is part of a Division and operates exclusively within a specific Administrative Sector or Administrative Area of the Democratic People’s Republic.
(I) Party members are free to withdraw, suspend or otherwise fully terminate membership in the Communist Party. When a Party member makes a request to withdraw, an official who is at least one position above them in the Party hierarchy must meet with the member to discuss concerns and attempt to persuade them to retain membership, unless the withdrawing is the result of internal pressure (see Article XL). If after this interview the member in question persists in their desire to withdraw, their case must be referred to the Party Secretary, who may refuse their request once in a six month period. If seven days after the Party Secretary refuses the request a second one is made, the Party Secretary must strike the member’s name from the local rolls and notify the appropriate authorities that the member has withdrawn from the Party.
(II) Party membership is for life unless withdrawn voluntarily or forcefully.
(III) Upon attaining the age of sixty-five, Party members may elect to enter into a state of retirement where they are no longer obligated to perform certain duties at the price of being unable to hold any major Party offices, though they still retain full membership in the Communist Party if they do so and have the right to participate in general functions and fulfil advisory or minor leadership roles.
(IV) No Party member may be forced to retire before the age of seventy-five.
(V) Retirement must coincide with the meeting of the member’s Local Party Congress, or if they hold national offices, with the next meeting of the National Congress.
Local Party branches shall strive to educate members who are seen to lack revolutionary will or who are otherwise failing to fulfil their duties as a Party member to satisfactory levels. If the member remains incorrigible after education, local officials and organs may try to persuade the member to voluntarily withdraw their membership from the Party. Should these attempts be unsuccessful, the matter may be referred to local disciplinary authorities.
Chapter III: Party OrganisationEdit
The Communist Party is a united, national body organised under its General Program and Constitution on the principles of Democratic Centralism, which forms a key part of Marxism-Leninism.
The minority is subordinate to the majority. This means that individual Party members are subordinate to the Party organisation, that lower Party organisations are subordinate to higher Party organisations and that all Party institutions and members are subordinate to the National Congress and its Central Committee.
The Communist Party’s leading bodies are elected wherever possible, unless this constitution provides otherwise. Leading bodies are, by their very nature, elected by subordinate organs.
The highest organ of authority in the Communist Party is the National Congress and its elected Central Committee. The National Congress represents the interests of the Party at all levels. The Central Committee is the senior Party leadership. All other organs, institutions and members are subordinate to the National Congress, including the Central Committee.
(I) Higher Party organisations are obligated to take note of the complaints and problems presented by lower organisations or broader Party membership, including the obligation to solve these problems to the best of their ability.
(II) Lower Party organisations shall, to the best of their ability, report regularly on their work and activities to higher Party organs. Organs directly below the Local Party Congresses report to them; national organs directly below the National Congress report to it.
(III) Party organisations at every level shall ensure their members and officials, subordinate organs and superior organs are aware of their activities and decisions.
Party committees and similar organs at all levels function according to the principle of combining collective leadership with individual responsibility. The principles of collective leadership, democratic centralism, individual consultations and decision by coherence of political thought are the guiding principles of all collective work and leadership.
The Communist Party forbids personality cults and the investment of extreme power in a single individual. All officials are subject to the scrutiny of the Party, up to and including members of the Central Committee.
(I) Only the Central Committee has the power to make decisions on major policies that affect the Party at a national level. Party organisations of various departments and localities may make suggestions with regard to such policies to the Central Committee, but shall not make any decisions or publicize their views outside the Party without authorisation.
(II) Lower Party organisations must firmly implement the decisions of higher Party organisations. If lower organisations consider that any decisions of higher organisations do not suit the specific conditions in their localities or departments, they may demand modification. If the higher organisations insist on their original decisions, the lower organisations must carry out such decisions and refrain from publicly voicing their differences, but retain the right to report to the next higher Party organisation.
(III) Newspapers, journals and other means of publicity run by Party organisations at all levels must disseminate the line, principles, policies and decisions of the Party.
All elections should reflect the will of the voters. Elections for any Party organ, office or committee shall occur by secret ballot and shall not be tampered or interfered with by any organ of the Party. In election periods, the list of candidates standing for election shall be well publicised in advance to give voters time to formulate opinions on the officials standing. The voters have the right to inquire about the candidates, demand a change or reject one in favour of another. No organisation or individual shall in any way compel voters to elect or not to elect any candidate.
Wherever a conference or congress is convened, delegates to such an event shall be elected by the relevant organs or branches of the Communist Party.
The formation of a new Party organisation or the dissolution of an existing one shall be decided upon by the higher Party organisations.
When making decisions that affect other Party organisations, the decision-making body in question should consult with such organs to solicit their opinions on the decision, before confirming the decision in question. Measures should be taken to ensure all organisations are able to execute the decision with maximum efficiency. Excluding exceptional or disciplinary circumstances, higher Party organisations should not interfere in the decisions or duties of lower Party organisations.
Only the National Congress, its Central Committee and the Political Bureau and the Political Bureau Standing Committee have the power to make decisions concerning national Party policy. When the National Congress is in session, its decisions are binding and over-riding on every other Party organisation. The Central Committee, the Political Bureau and the Political Bureau Standing Committee may only make policies within the framework set out by the National Congress and must abide by its decisions. When the National Congress is not in session, the Central Committee is the top policy-making body.
When discussing and making decisions on any matter, Party organisations must keep to the principle of subordination of the minority to the majority. All major decisions should be taken democratically through a vote of the members of the organisation making the decision, whilst minor decisions may be made by general consensus. Serious consideration should be given to the differing views of a minority. Should a vote achieve deadlock, or consensus be impossible to achieve, further review should be undertaken and the proposal revised except in exceptional or urgent circumstances in which case the matter should be referred to the next highest Party organisation to decide on.
No Party member, whatever his position, is allowed to make decisions on major issues on their own. In an emergency, when a decision by an individual is unavoidable, the matter must be reported to the relevant Party organisations immediately afterwards. No leader is allowed to take decisions arbitrarily on their own or to place themselves above the Party organisation.
All Party organisations, regardless of their level, must pay great attention to building up a Party in which coherence of thought and harmony of action can be obtained with minimum difficulty. Party organisations should harmonise their actions with those of other organisations and work to build a united, strong revolutionary vanguard. They shall regularly discuss and examine the Party's work in publicity, education, organisation and discipline inspection. All organisations should remain aware of changes in ideological tendencies within and without the Party and the nation.
Chapter IV: Central Party OrganisationsEdit
Section 1: National CongressEdit
The National Congress is the highest organ of authority in the Communist Party. It is a deliberative, representative body of senior Party officials – elected by Local Party Congresses – who meet to discuss adjustments to existing Party policy and introduce a new revolutionary framework for the execution and development of future policies. The National Congress of the Communist Party is a continuous organisation that holds a Chaired Plenary Session once every six months, utilising appropriate services to represent the National Congress at the appropriate time when it should meet.
The number of delegates to each Chaired Plenary Session of the National Congress and the procedure governing their election shall be determined by the Central Committee.
The functions and powers of the National Congress are as follows:
(1) To hear and examine the reports of the Central Committee, including biannual Central Committee Work Report to the National Congress;
(2) To hear and examine the Work Reports of all relevant Party officials and institutions;
(3) To discuss and decide on major issues effecting the Party;
(4) To revise the constitution of the Party;
(5) To establish the framework for the next stage of government and the Six Month Plan;
(6) To elect the Central Committee, Central Advisory Committee, Central Discipline Commission and Central Military Commission;
(7) To elect other appropriate national organs as decided by the previous Central Committee.
The decisions of the National Congress are exempt from usual scrutiny by the Party.
Section 2: Central CommitteeEdit
The Central Committee of the Communist Party is elected for a term of six months. This may be shortened or lengthened to coincide with the National Congress, to coincide with the publication of the Central Committee Work Report or to coincide with the General Election period.
(I) With the exception of the General Secretary and Chairman, the Central Committee is elected by the National Congress through a single-transferable vote system. The Central Committee may consist of Full (voting) and Alternate (non-voting) Members.
(II) The General Secretary and the Chairman are elected directly by the National Congress in free, fair and competitive elections.
(III) Vacancies on the Central Committee shall be filled in by candidates elected by the Central Advisory Committee.
The Central Committee shall convene a Plenary Session at least once per month, and may convene additional Plenums or Quorums (of Full Members) as needed throughout its term.
When the National Congress is not in session, the Central Committee carries out its decisions directs the entire work of the Party and represents the Communist Party in its external political and social affairs.
The Central Committee shall, at all times, have members filling the following offices:
(1) The Founder of the Communist Party is a ceremonial office with no power that serves as the official head of the Central Committee, but is only an Alternate Member (unless the Founder is elected as a Full Member). They have no real power beyond advising the Committee, and cannot be force from their office without voluntary resignation. The Founder must consent to any constitutional change to their office, and this office is always held by Robert Lethler.
(2) The General Secretary of the Communist Party is the executive leader of the Party. They are usually but not always the Party’s candidate for Supreme People’s Commissioner during a General Election. They have the power to create additional positions on the Central Committee. As the executive leader of the Party, they are charged with providing direction and guidance to the Communist Party when the Central Committee cannot.
(3) The Chairman of the National Congress is the deputy to the General Secretary and charged with administrating the Party. They chair and organise any meetings of the National Congress. They are charged with implementing the Party line, doctrine and policies.
(4) The Chief Political Officer is charged with matters of Party discipline and control. They are given the power to authorise disciplinary measures, enforce existing disciplinary measures, draw up new disciplinary protocols and similar duties. They automatically serve as Chairman of the Central Discipline Commission. Organisation of the Cadre system is also their responsibility.
Sub-Section A: Political BureauEdit
The Political Bureau (or Politburo) is elected by the Central Committee at its 1st Plenary Session following election by the National Congress. The General Secretary of the Communist Party is an automatic member of the Political Bureau.
When the Central Committee is not in session, the Political Bureau and its Standing Committee exercise the functions and powers of the Central Committee.
The Political Bureau is subject to the authority of the Central Committee and must work within a framework established by it.
The Political Bureau meets on a regular basis, more frequently than the Central Committee, as decided by its members.
Sub-Section B: Political Bureau Standing CommitteeEdit
The Political Bureau Standing Committee is elected by the members of the Political Bureau at the 1st Plenary Session of the Central Committee following that organ’s election by the National Congress.
The Political Bureau Standing Committee assists the Political Bureau and the Central Committee in the exercising of the power of those organs, and supervises their work to ensure all organisations are complying with their decisions.
The Political Bureau Standing Committee meets on a regular basis, more frequently than the Political Bureau, as decided by its members.
Section 3: Central Advisory CommitteeEdit
(I) The Central Advisory Committee is the highest advisory body of the Communist Party. It serves to advise the Central Committee, the Political Bureau and the Political Bureau Standing Committee on matters of Party policy and works to ensure the free flow of ideas and thought within the doctrine of political coherence.
(II) The Central Advisory Committee may appoint a Special Advisory Delegate by Order of the National Congress to attend plenary sessions of the Central Committee.
The Central Advisory Committee is an open, deliberative body that lacks the power to approve or reject Party policy. It is not a decision making body.
The Central Advisory Committee is elected alongside the Central Committee by the National Congress, using the same method of candidate selection and voting. Membership is mutually exclusive to membership on the Central Committee.
The Central Advisory Committee hears proposals from lower Party organs and reviews them, offering notes and advice, before they are passed on to the Central Committee.
The Central Advisory Committee holds a plenary session at least once per month.
Section 4: Central Discipline CommissionEdit
The Central Discipline Commission is the highest organ of the Party in terms of discipline and discipline inspection. It is charged with promoting and enforcing Party discipline at a national level, with investigating breaches of discipline by national organs or senior officials and with regulating the national and local disciplinary organs of the Party.
The Central Discipline Commission is elected alongside the Central Committee by the National Congress, using the same method of candidate selection and voting. Membership is mutually exclusive to membership on the Central Committee.
The leader of the Central Discipline Commission is always the Chief Political Officer.
Section 5: Central Military CommissionEdit
The Central Military Commission is the highest organ of the political branch of the military and is charged with ensuring the People’s National Liberation Army remains under the revolutionary direction of the Communist Party.
The Central Military Commission is elected alongside the Central Committee by the National Congress, using the same method of candidate selection and voting.
The most senior member of the Central Military Commission shall be a commissioned officer in the People’s National Liberation Army.
Chapter V: Local Party OrganisationsEdit
Every administrative region of the Democratic People’s Republic of Erusia operates a Division of the Erusian National Communist Party. If this Party Division is established in a region subservient to a larger region with its own Division, the smaller region’s Division is subordinate to the larger region’s.
Party Divisions in Administrative Districts are headed by a Local Party Congress that mimics the National Congress. The Local Party Congress consists of all active Party members, all though the Party Committee for the Secretariat may chose to deny certain members access provided justifiable grounds are given to the appropriate local disciplinary authorities.
Every Party Division operates a Secretariat Party Committee, or SPC, similar to the Central Committee of the National Congress. This Committee is headed by the Local Party Secretary.
The Local Party Secretary is charged with leading the Party at the local level and providing direction to their Party members. They are effectively a local variation of the General Secretary of the Communist Party.
The powers of the Local Party Congress are as follows:
- (1) To hear and examine reports of Party organisations subordinate to them;
- (2) To discuss and decide on major issues effecting their region;
- (3) To elect the Party Committee for the Secretariat.
All though the Party Secretary is likely to be the Communist Party candidate for Administrator of their region, only the Central Committee may appoint an Administrator when the Erusian National Communist Party is in power. Local Party organs have no control over this. Administrators are subordinate to the Local Party Congress once appointed but may not be dismissed.
(I) Party Committees are established at every level of political division to represent the local interests of the Communist Party. Party Committees are subordinate to the Local Party Congress and the Secretariat Party Committee, and have power over their local affairs only. They are responsible for supervising the work of all Primary Party Organisations in their area. All Committees serve a term of six months.
(II) Every Party Committee shall elect a Chairman.
Party Committees at the lowest level are elected by the Primary Party Organisations directly below them. Subsequently, higher Party Committees are elected by lower Party Committees.
Party Committees shall carry out the directives and decisions of the Local Party Congress, the Party Secretariat Committee and all higher Party organisations.
Chapter VI: Primary Party OrganisationsEdit
Primary Party Organisations are organisations of the Communist Party that operate in offices, businesses, workplaces, institutes, basic units of the armed forces and any other authorities or groups under the direct or limited control of the Communist Party at that specific moment in time. Primary Party Organisations exist wherever there are at least three full Party members.
Primary Party Organisations are charged with ensuring the body within which they operate adheres to the conditions of ownership by the Party or, in the case of State systems, that those institutions are operating according to the needs of the party.
Primary Party Organisations are lead by a Comrade Primary Director, who is elected by all members of the Primary Party Organisation in question. They are charged with directing the Primary Party Organisation.
The main tasks of Primary Party Organisations are:
- (1) To disseminate the Party Line, to advance the Communist Party’s principles and policies, the decisions of the Central Committee of the Party and other higher Party organisations, and their own decisions and to unite and organise Party members into effective work units;
- (2) To ensure all Party members within their jurisdiction are performing their constitutional membership duties, and to organise the facilities to ensure Party members can do so;
- (3) To educate and supervise Party members, raise the overall quality of the Party membership, promote the spirit of cooperation and coherence of political thought, ensure their regular participation in the activities of the Party organisations, make criticism and self-criticism and to maintain and observe Party discipline;
- (4) To maintain close ties with the local People and use those ties to determine how the Party should proceed in its policies;
- (5) To nurture and help Party members develop unique ideas, to find talented members and ensure they have the training and education necessary to advance in the Party;
- (6) To recruit new members;
- (7) To assist in and encourage Party members to join the war against corruption, illegality and unconstitutionality.
(I) Primary Party Organisations organise themselves according to the needs of their situation, applying Erusian Scientific Development Concept to their work in doing so.
(II) Primary Party Organisations in government institutions serve as instruments to organise the workers within such an institution and ensure all are complying with the Party Line and working to harmonise their work and political thought.
(III) Primary Party Organisations in State Owned Enterprises are the nucleus of their management and development. They represent the interests of the Communist Party in such enterprises. In non-SOEs, they represent the interests of the workers alongside their Trade Unions.
Chapter VII: Party CadresEdit
Party Cadres are members of the Communist Party who have undergone comprehensive training at central or local schools organised and operated by the Party and, as such, have been awarded special status within the Party as trained professionals dedicated to advancing the revolutionary cause of the People. Party Cadres remain equal to normal members in every other respect.
Party Cadres shall form the back bone of Party work units. Cadre training shall be available to all Party members who demonstrate the correct mindframe for such responsibility within the Party, and whose dedication to the People’s Revolution is unquestionable.
Party Cadres shall be educated by the Central Party School or a subordinate educational institution without any charges being levied against them. The Communist Party establishes a tiered and standardised curriculum for the training of new Cadres. All prospective Cadres shall be treated equally, irrespective of their perceived gifts or talents.
Party Cadres shall not be afforded special rights or privileges on the grounds of the Cadre status, but rather shall be awarded work opportunities better suited to their specialist training and thus opportunities to advance within this aspect of the Party hierarchy.
Party Cadres are subject to the normal hierarchy and regulations of the Communist Party. Cadre status does not award special authority over other Party members.
Chapter VIII: Party DisciplineEdit
Party Discipline refers to the rules of conduct that must be adhered to by all Party organisations and the protocols for punishing those individuals and/or institutions who fail to adhere to said rules of conduct. All Party organisations, institutions and members must adhere to the principles of Party Discipline and should under no circumstances seek to subvert or violate them.
It is the responsibility of all Party organs to ensure that Party discipline is being conscientiously observed by all members, organs and institutions subordinate or parallel to them. All organs should seek to constructively criticise mistakes where they are perceived, in the hope that the organ or member responsible for such mistakes will adjust their ways, and to take appropriate disciplinary action against their own members who violate Party discipline.
No disciplinary measure may violate the terms of this constitution, the National Constitution, national law or regional law.
Disciplinary action may never be taken on the grounds of revenge or retaliation. Disciplinary action shall always be constructive and corrective.
Every organ, institution and Party member subjected to disciplinary action which they feel is unfair has the right to appeal to higher Party organs, up to and including the Central Committee of the Communist Party.
All disciplinary measures must be registered in a formal report to the Central Discipline Commission, citing who the action was taken against, why it was taken and when it was taken.
Excluding cases where a member of the Commission itself is being disciplined, the authority of the Central Discipline Commission is subordinate only to that of the National Congress with regards to matters of Party discipline. All organs of the Party shall comply with Commission rulings and decisions. The Commission may over turn or change existing disciplinary measures, and organisations may appeal to it for instruction and advice with a particular disciplinary issue.
There are seven measures for enforcing Party discipline with regards to Party members and Cadres:
- (1) CAUTION: The offending member is privately cautioned against repeating a mistake, with constructive advice and assistance offered to prevent it being repeated.
- (2) WARNING: The offending member is officially warned by their immediate superior or their Party Committee, and criticised constructively.
- (3) SERIOUS WARNING: The offending member is strongly warned for their mistake or political error, and should be made to issue at least one public self-criticism.
- (4) REMOVAL FROM OFFICE: The offending member is stripped of one or more Party offices as punishment for failure to reform their behaviour. Criticism should be intensive but constructive.
- (5) PROBATION: The offending member, having systematically failed to reform their behaviour or thought, is placed on probation. During this probationary period (which may not exceed one year), the Party member should be given limited duties and be carefully observed by their superiors and organs they hold membership on. Every member on probation must be assigned a supervisor.
- (6) SUSPENSION: The Party member is suspended from the Party, losing all privileges for a temporary period, and shall be made to attend regular disciplinary sessions.
- (7) PURGE: The Party member is forcefully expelled from the Party, with the only possibility of readmission being rehabilitation by top organs.
Any disciplinary measure taken against a Party member must be discussed by all relevant local Party organs and committees at the first possible opportunity available. Before authorising any disciplinary measure higher that results in the Probation of a Party member, the organ proposing themeasure must receive written and explicit permission from the Party Secretary of the Division. Suspension of a member requires final approval from the Central Discipline Commission, and any proposal to purge a member must be made by the Commission alone. All reports to senior officials must include a detailed report on all evidence against the individual.
When a Central Committee member is brought forward for disciplinary action, their case must be decided by the Central Discipline Commission and reviewed at the next Chaired Plenary Session of the National Congress. Members of the Central Discipline Commission must have their cases addressed by the Central Advisory Committee to ensure impartiality. Politburo members may only be disciplined with approval of the Central Committee, whilst Politburo Standing Committee members may only be disciplined with approval of the Politburo.
If a Party organisation breaches Party Discipline, it must be investigated by a senior organisation or by the National Congress.
Disciplinary action for a Party organisation takes the form of reorganisation, change of leadership or dissolution. All such measures must be approved by the next highest organisation (above the organ taking the disciplinary action, not the organ receiving it) following a report on the situation.
Chapter IX: Revolutionary Youth LeagueEdit
The Revolutionary Youth League is the semi-independent official mass youth wing of the Communist Party. It is an organisation of people under the age of sixteen years who have expressed a desire to commit themselves to the People’s Revolution at a young age and pursue a career with the Party immediately. It shall serve as a youth movement to provide entertainment and leisure for its members, to provide education about Socialism and the Party, to engage young people in the political system, to mobilise young people in schools and their homes, to give young people the opportunity for extracurricular advancement and to give young people a safe and secure environment in which the can mix freely with peers of similar character.
The Revolutionary Youth League shall be headed by a National Youth Committee, which shall be elected by a National Youth Congress that meets biannually. It shall remain subordinate to the authority of the National Congress of the Communist Party and its Central Committee.
Chapter X: Party SymbolsEdit
The National Party Flag is a design of red flag baring a golden Hammer, Brush, Sickle and two Red Stars.
Party Divisions may design their own identifiable emblems and flags.
The National Party Flag may be adapted to an emblem as needed.