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Government and politicsEdit

See: The current government ministries of the Federal Republic of Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Federal gerneral election map, Worcester UDI 1996

The Federal General Assembly results from 1997 t0 2009

The Nation's political sentiment is generaly of a right wing, conservative nature in the countryside and a left wing, socialist stance in urban places. The Welsh Valleys are largely left wing and working class by nature. There is a wide spread, but mild nationalist tinge to the politics of the republic. Voting in the former Welsh SSR was delayed until September 1997 for security reasons.

The turnout at elections is on average somewhere in the region of 75-85% of the electorate.

Domestic technical issuesEdit

The Treaty of Merthyr TydfilEdit

The 1997 act of Federal-Welsh Union was finalised in the August of 1997, by the singing the Treaty of Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful).

The Stourbridge and Pedmore questionEdit

The Stourbridge and Pedmore question of 2002-03 was a political debacle that lead to the popular division of Dudley into its 4 semi-autonomous provinces. At one Point Sedgley had planned to secede from Dudley and amalgamate itself into Seisdon (they were both (as in fact) part of Staffordshire until 1974).

The Kidderminster Hospital AffairEdit

See: The Kidderminster Hospital Affair

Dr. Richard Taylor would prove as influential in the ATL world as in the OTL world, not only saving the casualty unit at Kidderminster Hospital, but also in getting Cwmbrân Children’s Hospital opened in the early 2000's.

Voting system and ageEdit

The elections use the first past the post system, with a lead pencil cross placed secretly on a sheet of paper, by the chosen candidate's name. The elections are open to nationals over the age of 17.

Offical secretsEdit

The UK's Official Secrets Act of 1911 was the main basis for the Federal Republic's Official Secrets Act of 1998.

PeeragesEdit

There is no honors system in the Federal Republic and all existing peerages are now rendered only of symbolic value. Toffs are fairly rare and the goverment has no honors list system either.

The constituent Federal DistrictsEdit

County Flag of Herefordshire

The flag of The Indipendent County of Herefordshire.

County Flag of Worcestershire

The flag of The Independent county of Worcestershire

Dudley MB flag (Worcestershire- UDI 1996)

The Dudley Metropolitan Republic's flag.

Wednesbury 2010.

Wednesbury in 2010.

Priory estate 2010

Dudley's Priory estate in 2010.

Worcester Cathedral and river Severn - geograph org uk - 5687

Worcester in 2011.

The Independent county of Worcestershire

The Independent county of Worcestershire (August 1st, 1995)

Ludlow Sovereign Rural District

Ludlow Sovereign Rural District (December 5th, 1995)

South Monmouthshire Sovereign Rural District

Chepstow Sovereign Rural District (December 5th, 2025)

Caldicot Sovereign Rural District (December 5th, 2025)

South Staffordshire Sovereign Urban District

Penkerige Sovereign Rural District (August 1st, 1995)

The United Urban borough Cannock, Hednesford and Rugeley (August 1st, 1995)

Ludlow Sovereign Rural District

Ludlow Sovereign Rural District (December 5th, 1995)


The Independent county of Herefordshire

The Independent county of Herefordshire (August 1st, 1995)


The Freetown of Hay-on-Wye

The Freetown of Hay-on-Wye (September 1st, 1995)


Radnorshire County Council

Radnorshire County Council (May 1st 1996)

  1. The Autonomous Rural Cantref of Llandrindod Wells-Llanelwedd
  2. The Autonomous Cantref of Rhayader-Cwmdauddwr

The Metropolitan Republic of Sandwell

The Metropolitan Republic of Sandwell (August 2nd, 1995)

The Metropolitan Republic of Dudley

The Metropolitan Republic of Dudley (August 1st, 1995)


The Metropolitan Soviet of Blaenau Gwent

The Metropolitan Soviet of Blaenau Gwent (March 1st, 1997)

  1. The Autonamuse Metropolitan Soviet of Blaenau Gwent
  2. The Autonamuse Metropolitan Republic of Islwyn

The City state of Edgbaston, Longbridge, Northfield and King's Norton

The City state of Edgbaston, Longbridge, Northfield and King's Norton (August 5th, 1995)

The Metropolitan Soviet of South Welsh Valleys

The Metropolitan Soviet of South Welsh Valleys (August 1st, 1997)

  1. The Metropolitan Soviet of Merthyr Tydfil
  2. The Metropolitan Soviet of Caerphilly and the Rhymney Valley
  3. The Metropolitan Soviet of Rhondda Cynon Taf
  4. The Autonomous Metropolitan Republic of Ogmore, Glynneath and Banwen
  5. The Autonomous Metropolitan Soviet of Maesteg and Tondu

The United Metropolitan Socialist Republic of Torfaen

Others

Historic federal district election results of May 21st, 2007.Edit

Federal District Majoraty? Party
The Independent county of Worcestershire Yes Federal Conservative
The 'Autonomous' Worcester Capital Territory (The WCT) Yes Federal Labour
South Monmouthshire Sovereign Rural District The larger partner in a coalition with the Liberal Democrats Federal Conservative
The Metropolitan Republic of Dudley Yes Federal Conservative
The Independent Rural Cantref of Knighton Yes Independent
The Freetown of Tewkesbury The larger partner in a coalition with the Liberal Democrats Federal Conservative
The Freetown of Hay-on-Wye The larger partner in a coalition with the Independents Federal Conservative
The Metropolitan Republic of Sandwell Yes Federal Labour
The Independent county of Herefordshire Yes Independent
Seisdon Sovereign Rural District Yes Independent
Ludlow Sovereign Rural District Yes Independent
The City state of Edgbaston, Longbridge, Northfield and King's Norton In an equal partnership with the Liberal Democrats, Green Party and the People's Justice Party Federal Liberal and Democratic Party
The Independent county of Breconshire The larger partner in a coalition with Plaid Cymru and Independents Liberal Democrats
Radnorshire County Council In an equal, but informal coalition the Independent councillors. Liberal Democrat
The Metropolitan Soviet of Blaenau Gwent With the informal support of Blaenau Gwent People's Voice and Plaid Cymru Federal Labour
The Metropolitan Soviet of South Welsh Vallys In a coalition of equals with the Welsh Labour Party and Plaid Cymru Welsh Communist Party
The United Metropolitan Socialist Republic of Torfaen In a coalition of equals with the Independents and Plaid Cymru Federal Labour
Chadwick End, Dorridge, Knowle and Hockley Heath Community Councildom In an equal, but informal coalition the Independent and Federal Conservative councillors. Liberal Democrat
The Independent county of Shifnal and Codsall Yes Federal Conservative
The Free-villages of Much Wenlock, Broseley and Little Wenlock Yes The Much Wenlock, Broseley and Little Wenlock Residents Association

The Federal President Edit

The Federal President is elected every 4 years. The rebel's president, Pieter Richard Smith, is planning not to stand for re-election in 2013 due to ill health. He is taking sulfadiazine, corticosteroids and Salicylates due to several years of rheumatic heart disease.

The leader of the house (PM) serves as a sucessor to the governorship if the president dies in office, becomes permanently incapacitated, resigns, is legaly removed from office or is formaly impeached.

The results of the presidential election of March 2nd, 2009. Edit

Candadate  % of the total vote cast Party
Pieter Richard Smith 64% Worcestershire Freedom Movement
Lee Lyons 23% New Socialist Party
General Tammy Ajuwe 6.9% United Races Party
Llewellyn Gwilym Rees 2% Independent
Billy Hinks. 2% Independent
Micheál Pádraig Blaney. 1% Federal Conservative
Steffi Anne Boyce 0.9% Liberal Democrat
Dr Tod Hayse 0.1% Urban Movement
Ghulam Pervez Ali 0.1% Federal Liberal and Democratic Party
Rodger Oliver McFall 0.0% Transport Movement
Ian Lee Fisher. 0.0% UK Reunionist
Lucy Bethany Ball. 0.0% Green Party of England and Wales
Rhodri Griffiths. 0.0% Federal Labour

The results of the presidential election of March 2nd, 2033. Edit

Candadate  % of the total vote cast Party
Stephan Smith 62.1% Worcestershire Freedom Movement
Peter Monks 22% New Socialist Party
General Tammy Ajuwe 7.9% United Races Party
Rodri Griffith 2.5% Independent
Billy Hinks. 2.5% Independent
Micheál Pádraig Blaney. 1.1% Federal Conservative
Steffi Anne Boyce 1.1% Liberal Democrat
Sgt. Ian Cantello  0.2% Urban Movement
Ghulam Pervez Ali 0.2% Federal Liberal and Democratic Party
Rodger Oliver McFall 0.1% Transport Movement
Ian Lee Fisher. 0.1% UK Reunionist
Lucy Bethany Ball. 0.1% Green Party of England and Wales
Vikki Anne Brecnoc 0.1% Federal Labour

National politicsEdit

The Federal General Assembly is elected every 4 years and uses the former (in thier reality) Westminster constuancies, split in two new constuancies, were ever posible. The goverment is, by nessesity of it's small size, in a perminant state of coalition polatics. The goverment has managed to remain stabe due to the coheasive nature of national sentiment.

Local and regonal politicsEdit

See: Federal General election results charts

Worcestershire UDI 1996

The Federal Republic of Greater Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

All parish councils were abolished in the Welsh SSR, Shifnal and Codsall, and the Federal Republic in favour of unity and 2 tier local governments. This policy has continued all the territories of the Federal Republic after it became fully integrated in 1997. The former Worcester Town council has now become the Worcester Capital Territory in 1997 and thus a county and (arfter much lobbying) Federal District in its own right. Counties are subordinate to Federal Districts.

The Counties are similar to the UK's (OTL) unitry authraties, but also controle parish county type affairs. The Federal Districts have powers similar to those of the (OTL- 2010) Scottish Assembly. The Federal District Members are County Councillors are elected every 5 years.

The county and borough coucils are known as autonomous rural district, circels, cantref, autonomous county, autonomous metropolitan republic and autonomous urban district councils. The regonal councils are called Federal Distrcts.

Historic county council election results of May 1st, 2007.Edit

Federal county Majority? Party
Caldicot Sovereign Rural District The larger partner in a coalition with the Liberal Democrats Federal Conservative
Chepstow Sovereign Rural District The larger partner in a coalition with the Liberal Democrats Federal Conservative
The Autonomous Metropolitan Republic Bilston, Bradley and Ettingshall. Yes Federal Labour
The Metropolitan Republic of Kidderminster In a equil, but informal coalition with the Liberals, the Worcestershire Freedom Movement and Indipendents Kidderminster Health Concern
The Autonomous Rural District of Alcester Yes Federal Conservative
The Autonomous Metropolitan Republic Stourbridge and Pedmore Yes Federal Conservative
The Autonomous Metropolitan Republic Halesowen Yes Federal Labour
The Metropolitan Republic of Dudley Yes Federal Conservative
The Sedgley and Gornal Wood autonomous Urban District The larger partner in a coalition with the Independents and Federal Labour The Sedgley and Gornal Wood Resident’s association
The Middle Circle of Selly Oak The larger partner in a coalition with the Green Party and Urban Movement. Federal Labour
The Southern Circle of Longbridge, Northfield and King's Norton In an equal partnership with the Liberal Democrats and the People's Justice Party Federal Conservative
The Northern Circel of Edgbaston and Harborne. In an equal partnership with the Liberal Democrats and Transport Movement Federal Liberal and Democratic Party
The Autonomous Metropolitan Republic of Sandwell and Oldbury Yes Federal Labour
The Autonomous Metropolitan Republic Tipton and Princes Wood Yes United Races Party
The Autonomous Metropolitan Republic of West Bromwich and Ocker Hill in an ad-hock alliances with the UK Labour and Federal Conservative groups Federal Labour
The Autonomous Metropolitan Republic Swan Village Yes The Swan Village Resident’s association
The Autonomous Metropolitan Republic Western Handsworth and Hamstead. The larger partner in a coalition with the Independents and New Socialist Party. Federal Labour
The Autonomous Metropolitan Republic of Smethwick The larger partner in a coalition with the Urban Movement Federal Labour
The Autonomous Metropolitan Republic Wednesbury and Pleck The larger partner in a coalition with the Federal Conservatives Liberal Democrats
The Independent county of Breconshire The larger partner in a coalition with Plaid Cymru and Independents Liberal Democrats
The Autonomous county of Herefordshire The larger partner in a coalition with the Federal Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. Indipendent
The Autonomous Rural Cantref of New Radnor Yes New Radnor Residents Association
The Autonomous Rural District of Dymock Liberal Democrats in an equal partnership with the Federal Conservatives Liberal Democrats
Worcester City 'propper' Yes Federal Labour
The Freetown of Tewkesbury The larger partner in a coalition with the Liberal Democrats Federal Conservative
The Freetown of Hay-on-Wye proper The larger partner in a coalition with Plaid Cymru and Independents Federal Conservative
Seisdon Sovereign Rural District Yes Independent
The Autonomous Rural District of Ludlow Yes Independent
The Independent Rural Cantref of Knighton Yes Independent
The Autonomous Rural District of Churchstoke Yes Independent
The Autonomous Rural District of Clun In an equal partnership with the Liberal Democrats and Independents. Federal Liberal and Democratic Party
The Autonamouse Metropolitan Soviet of Blaenau Gwent With the informal support of Blaenau Gwent People's Voice and Plaid Cymru Federal Labour
The Metropolitan Soviet of Caerphilly and the Rhymney Valley In a coalition of equals with the Independents and Plaid Cymru Federal Labour
The Autonomous Metropolitan Republic of Islwyn In a coalition of equals with the Welsh Labour Party and Plaid Cymru Federal Labour
The Metropolitan Soviet of Merthyr Tydfil In a coalition of equals with the Welsh Labour Party and Plaid Cymru Independent
The Metropolitan Soviet of Rhondda Cynon Taf In a coalition of equals with the Welsh Labour Party and Plaid Cymru Welsh Communist party
The Metropolitan republic of Cwmbrân In a coalition of equals with the Independents and Plaid Cymru Federal Labour
The Metropolitan Soviet of Blaenavon In a coalition of equals with the Welsh Communist Party and Plaid Cymru Federal Labour
The Autonomous Rural District Abergavenny. In a coalition of equals with the UK Conservatives and Federal Conservatives Independent
The Autonomous Rural District Monmouth. In a coalition of equals with the UK Conservatives and Indipendents. Federal Conservative
The Metropolitan Soviet of Pontypool In a coalition of equals with the Welsh Communist Party and Plaid Cymru Federal Labour
The Autonomous Metropolitan Republic of Ogmore, Glynneath and Banwen Yes Federal Labour
The Independent county of Shifnal and Codsall Yes Federal Conservative
The Autonomous Rural Cantref of Llandridod - Llanelwedd Yes Plaid Cymru
The Free-villages of Much Wenlock, Broseley and Little Wenlock Yes The Much Wenlock, Broseley and Little Wenlock Residents Association
The Autonomous Metropolitan Republic Bilston, Bradley and Ettingshall. Yes Federal Labour
The District committeedom of Ladywood In a coalition of equals with Independents and the Ladywood Residents Association Federal Labour
The Autonomous Metropolitan Soviet of Maesteg and Tondu Yes Federal Labour
The Autonomous Cantref of Rhayader - Cwmdauddwr Yes The Party of Powys
The Autonomous Rural Borough of Bridgnorth Yes Federal Conservative
The Autonomous Urban Borough of Redditch In an equal, but informal coalition with the Worcestershire Freedom Movement and Federal Labour. The Party of Bromsgrove and Redditch
The Autonomous Urban Borough of Bromsgrove In an equal, but informal coalition with the Worcestershire Freedom Movement and Federal Conservatives. The party of Bromsgrove and Reddich
The Autonomous Rural Borough of South Worcestershire and Wychavon Yes Federal Conservative
The Autonomous Rural Borough of West Worcestershire and the Malvern Hills In an equal, but informal coalition with the Worcestershire Freedom Movement and Independents. Federal Conservative
The Autonomous New Phuket and Phi Phi Islands housing estates (including the New Phang Nga estate) of Greater Worcester. A coalition of equals with People's Justice Party and the Liberal and Democratic Party. Liberal Democrats
The Chadwick End, Dorridge, Knowle and Hockley Heath Community Councildom In an equal, but informal coalition the Independent and Federal Conservative councillors. Liberal Democrat

Foreign relationsEdit

See: UN Security Council Resolutions on Federal Republic of Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Relations were tense, but stable and mutually respectfull with the UK, Ireland and the EU before the period of Détente of 2006-2010. Things have improved greatly since. UK, Turkmenistan and several other nations politicaly reconised the Federal Republic on January 1st, 2012.

(Worcestershire- UDI 1996) political recognition

Hereford and Worcestershire's political recognition

55 countries have given De jure recognition to Mercia.

  1. Krakozhia (1995)
  2. The DRC (1999)
  3. The CAR(1999)
  4. The R. of Congo(1999)
  5. Zimbabwe(1999)
  6. The TNC (1997)
  7. Albania (1995)
  8. Croatia (1995)
  9. The Netherlands (1995)
  10. Serpska (1997)
  11. Serbia (1997)
  12. Haiti (1998)
  13. Monaco (1995)
  14. Algeria (1995)
  15. Palestine (1997)
  16. Thailand (January 1st, 2012)
  17. UK (January 1st, 2012)
  18. Libya (January 1st, 2012)
  19. Turkmenistan (January 1st, 2012)
  20. Puntland (January 1st, 2012)
  21. Narau (January 1st, 2012)
  22. Latvia (January 6th, 2012)
  23. Guatamala (January 6th, 2012)
  24. Kosovo (Febuary 13th, 2012)
  25. Austria (Febuary 13th, 2012)
  26. Egypt (May 1, 2012)
  27. N.Sudan (May 1, 2012)
  28. S. Sudanm (May 2, 2012)
  29. Romania (May 2, 2012)
  30. Jordan (May 3, 2012)
  31. The Syrian FSA opposition movement (May 1, 2013)
  32. Mali (May 2, 2014)
  33. The Vatican (May 3, 2014)
  34. North Sudan (May 3, 2014)
  35. South Sudan (May 3, 2014)
  36. Egypt (May 4, 2015)
  37. Somaliland (May 5, 2015)
  38. Equador
  39. Bolivia
  40. Argentina,
  41. Chilie,
  42. Brazil,
  43. Colombia,
  44. Uraguay,
  45. Paraguy,
  46. El Salvador,
  47. Belize,
  48. Laos,
  49. Cambodia,
  50. The Maldives,
  51. The Cape Verde Islands,
  52. Pakistan,
  53. Madagascar,
  54. South Africa,
  55. Yemen.

Planned De jure recognition.

  1. Vanutu

1 countries are negotiating moving De facto to De jure recognition to Hereford and Worcestershire.

  1. Venezuela (1999)

49 countries have given De facto recognition to Hereford and Worcestershire.

  1. Cuba (1995)
  2. Azerbaijan (January 1st, 2012)
  3. North Korea (1997)
  4. Angola (1999)
  5. East Timor (2008)
  6. Peru (1998)
  7. Chad (January 1st, 2012)
  8. Fiji (January 1st, 2012)
  9. Benin (January 1st, 2012)
  10. Togo (January 1st, 2012)
  11. Andorra (January 1st, 2012)
  12. Nicaragua (January 6th, 2012)
  13. Mongolia (January 6th, 2012)
  14. Estonia (January 6th, 2012)
  15. Lithuania (January 6th, 2012)
  16. Byeloruss (January 6th, 2012)
  17. Zambia (January 24th, 2012)
  18. Uzbekistan (Febuary 13th, 2012)
  19. France (May 9, 2012)
  20. Belgium (May 9, 2012)
  21. Vietnam
  22. Nicaragua
  23. Bosnia
  24. Kazachstan,
  25. Kergizia,
  26. Tadjikisan,
  27. Arminia,
  28. Georgia,
  29. Vietnam,
  30. Nepal,
  31. Bhutan,
  32. Bangladesh,
  33. Morocco
  34. Westwern Sahara,
  35. Tunisia,
  36. Namibia,
  37. Senigal,
  38. Eritrea
  39. Israel,
  40. Kuwaite,
  41. Ireland,
  42. New Zealand,
  43. Poland,
  44. Moldova
  45. Ukraine,
  46. Bosnia,
  47. Montie Negro,
  48. Macidonia,
  49. Luxembourg.

Planned De facto recognition.

  1. Japan
  2. Grenada

The Reuters- 1/1/12~02.00.05. telexEdit

Reuters- 1/1/12~02.00.05.


Latest news-


De facto Political recognition has arrived from Chad, Togo, Andorra, Azerbijan, Fiji and Benin.

De Jure political recognition has arrived from Turkmenistan, Puntland, Libya and Nauru.

Both Thailand and the UK have upgraded their recognition from De facto to De jure.

Japan and Bosnia have initiated parliamentary debates, which are scheduled for February the 1st and 5th respectively on giving Hereford and Worcestershire De facto recognition.

Turkmenistan and Hereford and Worcestershire will swap ambassadors on February 3rd, 2012.

A Boko Moran’s bomb attack in Joss has killed 1 UK and 1 Hereford and Worcestershire national. 2 Nigerians are also badly injured.


End of Telex.

Hostile nationsEdit

Relations are appallingly bad with Central Somalia, Asdadite Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Germany, France and Russia.

Relations are still poor with Canada, Nigeria, Australia, Kenya, Myamar, New Zealand, Turkey, Kuwait, Israel, America, India, China and Ukraine.

SomaliaEdit

See: Terrorists vs. Federal Republic of Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Relations inproved with Central Somalia's goverment, but not the Islamic Courts regime. Relations are apaulingly bad with Habyo, but rival Puntland is a alie of Hereford and Worcestershire.

Foreign issuesEdit

See: Terrorists vs. Federal Republic of Herefordshire and Worcestershire

The Canadian annual seal cull (by clubbing), Australia's draconian views on immigration, Syria's response to the Arab Spring, Somalia's piracy craze, the arrest of Yuliya Tymoshenko and the increasingly authoritarian government Vladimir Putin have all alienated the rebel regime that is in charge of Hereford and Worcestershire. Relations with the Kuwait and New Zealand, Kenya, Turkey and Ireland are steadily improving, now the Détente with the UK has become virtually unstoppable.

TerrorismEdit

See: Terrorists vs. Federal Republic of Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Hamas (Arabic: حماس‎ Ḥamās, "enthusiasm", an acronym of حركة المقاومة الاسلامية Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-ʾIslāmiyyah, "Islamic Resistance Movement") is the Palestinian Sunni Islamic or Islamist political party that governs the Gaza Strip. a Hereford and Worcestershire regards it as a terrorist regime. The Government only recognizes Fata’s rule in Palestine.

Also seeEdit

  1. Mercia- UDI 1995

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