The Leftist Assembly
|Founded||14 January 2016|
|• Chief Justice||Illyrian States|
|Animal||Wojtek the Bear|
|Motto||Unity in diversity!|
The Leftist Assembly is a pan-leftist region in NationStates. It was founded on 14 January 2016 as a merger of The Communist Region and the Democratic Socialist Union. It is a member of the NSLeft, a left-wing interregional bloc that is the largest alliance in NationStates, and it is one of the largest and most active User-Created Regions in the game.
History[edit | edit source]
Government[edit | edit source]
Cabinet[edit | edit source]
The Cabinet is the executive of the region. It consists of the Secretary, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Information, Minister of Recruitment, and any other appointed deputies and/or Ministers.
The Secretary is responsible for serving as the head of the Cabinet, with final decision-making power concerning its delegated responsibilities, and representing the region as its Delegate to the World Assembly. The Cabinet is responsible for advising the Secretary as relevant to each member's designated portfolio, assisting the Secretary in their responsibilities, and enforcing the laws enacted by the General Assembly.
The current members of the 1st Kavagrad Cabinet are:
|Minister of Community Affairs||Wascoitan|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs||Antinios|
|Minister of Information||Greylyn|
|Minister of Recruitment||Sincadenas|
|Minister of Roleplay||Podria|
The Secretary's term commenced on 14 September 2020 and is expected to conclude on 14 December 2020. No other Cabinet positions have fixed terms.
General Assembly[edit | edit source]
The General Assembly is the legislature of the region. It consists of six Members of the General Assembly (MGAs), one of which is internally elected as Speaker.
The Speaker is responsible for organising the activities of the General Assembly, maintaining an order of legislation to be considered by the General Assembly, communicating information of bills, amendments, and voting records to the public, and representing the General Assembly to the Cabinet in matters requiring urgent and direct communication. The General Assembly is responsible for proposing and voting on new laws and amendments to existing laws.
The current members of the 19th General Assembly are:
|Member of the
General Assembly (MGA)
Their term commenced on 14 September 2020 and is expected to conclude on 14 December 2020.
Supreme Court[edit | edit source]
The Supreme Court is the judiciary of the region. It consists of three Standing Justices and one Alternate Justice appointed by the Secretary and approved by the region. The body internally elects one of its Standing Justices as Chief Justice, whereafter the remaining two Standing Justices are also known as Minor Justices.
The Chief Justice is responsible for organising and leading discussions with the Justices, and communicating judicial information to the public. The Supreme Court is responsible for issuing legal rulings as the highest authority on the interpretation of all regional law and handing down a verdict on each trial upon the conclusion of a fair and public hearing.
The current members of the 19th Supreme Court are:
|Chief Justice||Illyrian States|
Their term commenced on 19 September 2020 and is expected to conclude with the confirmation of the next Justices in December 2020.
Demographics[edit | edit source]
|1 Jun 2016||147|
|1 Dec 2016||102|
|1 Jun 2017||105|
|1 Dec 2017||122|
|1 Jun 2018||234|
|1 Dec 2018||271|
|1 Jun 2019||393|
|1 Dec 2019||488|
|1 Jun 2020||531|
As of the time of the November 2020 census, the region has 574 nations, 269 of which are World Assembly members. The region is the 17th largest by total population (excluding puppet storage regions) and is the 14th largest by World Assembly population.
The region has a very young population, with 46.9% of the region aged 19 years old or younger, and another 33.3% aged between 20 and 24 years old.
Ideological affiliations are broad across the spectrum of left-wing politics in the region, with 58.8% identifying with democratic socialism, followed by anarchism and social democracy with 25.0%, and Marxism-Leninism with 23.8%.
Most citizens reside in predominantly English-speaking countries, with 48.1% in the United States, followed by 12.7% in the United Kingdom, and 6.3% Canada. The major non-English-speaking countries represented are Germany and Poland with 3.8% each, while the remaining 25.3% reside elsewhere.
The main non-English languages spoken by citizens are Spanish with 23.1%, German with 14.1%, French with 12.8%, and Mandarin with 6.4%.
More than three-quarters (79.3%) of the region identify as male, while 11.0% identify as female and 9.8% identify as non-binary or genderfluid. The significant LGBT+ community in the region is also evident in data on sexual orientation, with 43.2% of the region identifying as either homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, questioning/queer, or asexual, while the remaining 56.8% identify as heterosexual.
Complete data and trends for all quarterly censuses since October 2017 can be found here.