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|Federal Democratic Republic of South America|
The flag of Sector X
|Motto||Poder a Través de la Realeza|
|Political centres||Buenos Ares|
|Official language(s)||Spanish, English|
|Member states||Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina|
|Monarch||King Roberto IV|
|Prime minister||Alejandro Varela|
|Population||45,222,804 (417,333,564 before the Great American War)|
|World superpower ranking||8|
|Main exports|| Aluminium|
|Controlling power||Free Democratic Council of South America|
|Government type||Elective Monarchy|
|Preceding political entities||Republic of South America|
|Average crime rate||11%|
Politically, economically and socially backwards, the only reason the South American Zone B has survived is due to a combination of luck and foreign intervention. They receive economic aid from Sector III and military aid from Sector I, including nuclear weapons as a strategic deterrent against Sector IX.
The Federal Democratic Republic of South America is considered to be the child of the "Jewel of the Southern Hemisphere". It's origins can be tied directly to the election of a nationalist government in Brazil that brought the remaining lands of South America into a military alliance in order to challenge North American aggression. Some countries proved resistant to the concept of a joint military alliance and a few nations had to be persuaded to join through more active means. After five years of political maneuvering, the government declared itself to be the Republic of South America. In order to maintain the peace, the secret service worked day and night to imprison dissidents that could repay their debt to society in state sponsored rehabilitation work programs.
As the Republic of South America came to embrace the ideals of corporatism, opportunistic terrorists provoked an armed uprising that polarized the populace. The benevolent government tried to put down the uprising through peaceful means, but the police officers betrayed their nation and chose to take up arms with the insurgents as they turned their weapons upon their superiors. An illegal front organisation, known as the Revolutionary Democratic Socialists, came to prominence as they aimed to profit from the ensuing chaos and provoke an even greater state of unrest.
The Republican Army was sent in to put down the rebels. Unfortunately, the soldiers were lured into an ambush that saw hundreds slaughtered by the Bolshevik insurgents. Nations loyal to the creed of the Republic of South America united under the Reactionary Prosperity Party, a paramilitary political movement that aimed to crush the rebels and replace the inept Brazilian leadership with a more capable government that could forever quell the communist threat. It became a three-sided war, the RPP, calling for a change of leaders and not of government who would fire upon the RSA with special hate, the loyalist forces which were appallingly few, and the RPD, calling for a liberal socialist democracy.
After eight years, the Red Menace forced the loyalist government out of power. Thankfully, the soldiers of the RPP had managed to secure a sizeable amount land and had maintained a sizeable force by choosing their battles carefully. One year more of attrition warfare followed that, notable for taking more lives than the revolution itself, before the leaders of the conflict finally decided to call if off.
The RSA had managed to capture Bolivia but were repelled by the RPP forces. The soldiers of the RPP bravely defended their territory from the brunt of enemy forces as they aimed to bide their time before mounting a full on invasion. At the peace treaty, both sides agreed to recognise the other as a legitimate nation, create a demarcation line between the two nations (which both later broke) and keep the territories it had ended with in the Revolution. Both sides left humiliated and feeling like the other ended up better off. The nation of Lower South America was declared.
Sector X covers the lower parts of South American landmass.
Sector X is officially set up to be run as an elective monarchy with candidates being chosen from the highest ranking personnel in the armed forces. In theory, the constitution outlines that a new monarch is to be elected every ten years. In practice, due the constitution also stating that that "if a monarch causes the people to suffer, they are to be executed for treason", thirty-five monarchs have served since the end of the Great American War. Former Queen Alexa III is notable as the only regent to have survived this fate as she was indicted for fraud and imprisoned before she could be accused of treason. After this sentence was passed, fraud was officially decreed to be a treasonous crime so that latter monarchs could not use it as a means to cheat death. King Roderigo VI is currently on record as being the longest serving monarch of the Federal Democratic Republic of South America as he successfully maintained his position for two years, five months and twenty one days before he apparently met his end during a border skirmish with Upper South American forces in Bolivia. It is widely believed that he survived for so long due to his refusal to set foot in the capital as well as his insistence on fighting in only the most hostile of environments that put as much ground between himself and the authorities. Democracy is also utilised in some levels of governance although regional matters are left to the discretion of the local Governor General.
General Elections are staged every two years in order to maintain the constitutional right to elect a new government that will serve under the elected monarch. Only two parties are permitted to exist within the Federal Democratic Republic of South America.
- Grand Royalist and Unionist Party
The Grand Royalist and Unionist Party is comprised of members of the royal family. It maintains a 100% approval rating and received 107% of the vote during the 2120 elections.
- Royal Expansionist and Militarist Party
The Royal Expansionist and Militarist Party is an organisation that all servicemen are given life membership to. Due to conscription laws, this essentially means that all citizens are also party members. They maintain a 100% approval rating and narrowly missed out on maintaining a majority in the last elections when they only received 103% of the vote.
Sector X uses Imperial Liberation Pesos as its primary unit of wealth (ILS, sign: ₱), a free-floating currency. One Imperial Liberation Peso can be divided into 100 Centivados (¢), although the coins have not been in circulation since the South American Revolution. The highest Imperial Liberation Peso - the one million note - has a picture of Che Guevara, a national hero for his struggles for Argentinean self-determination.
As of 2121, 981.58 Imperial Liberation Pesos are roughly equal to that of a single North American Dollar.
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