The Leftist Assembly

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The Leftist Assembly
Founding
Founded14 January 2016
Current
founders
New Prague Workers Republic,
Podria,
Kavagrad
Leaders
SecretaryUnited Asahi
SpeakerRhenna
Chief JusticeVacant
Regional designs
MottoUnity in diversity!
AnthemEinheitsfrontlied
Colours     Red,
     Amber,
     Black

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 official seal of the Cabinet.

The Cabinet is the executive of the region. It consists of the Secretary, directly elected by the region, as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Information, Minister of Recruitment, and any other deputies and/or Ministers as appointed by the Secretary and approved by the region.

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 2nd United Asahi Cabinet are:

Position Incumbent
Secretary United Asahi
Vice Secretary Marxist Land of Peoples
Co-Minister of Foreign Affairs Podria
Co-Minister of Foreign Affairs Super Awesome Fun Times
Minister of Information Rhenna
Minister of Recruitment Ghillemear
Co-Minister of Community Affairs Venusian Soviets
Co-Minister of Community Affairs Puppydogge
Co-Minister of Community Affairs The Montreal Commonwealth

The Secretary was elected at the regularly scheduled Secretarial election. Their term thus commenced on 12 June 2024 and is expected to conclude on 11 September 2024. No other Cabinet positions have fixed terms, though the region is constitutionally mandated to always have at least a Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Information, and Minister of Recruitment.

General Assembly[edit | edit source]

The official seal of the General Assembly.

The General Assembly is the legislature of the region. It consists of seven 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, considering, and voting on new laws and amendments to existing laws.

The current members of the 28th General Assembly are:

Position Incumbent
Speaker Dyl*
Member of the
General Assembly (MGA)
American Soviet Confederation
Anchilly
Sauros
Venusian Soviets
Vikatari

* Is still a voting Member of the General Assembly.

All MGAs were elected at the regularly scheduled Legislative election. Their term thus commenced on 27 January 2023 and is expected to conclude on 25 April 2023.

Supreme Court[edit | edit source]

The official seal of the Supreme Court.

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 Alternate Justice provides a tiebreaker or stand-in vote in the event of an inconclusive verdict or a Standing Justice's inability to vote.

The current members of the 34th Supreme Court are:

Position Incumbent
Chief Justice Asturies-Llion*
Standing Justice Sauros
South Miruva
Alternate Justice Vikatari

* Is still a voting Standing Justice.

All Justices were confirmed by the region following the Secretarial election in June 2024. Their term commenced on the 3rd of July, 2024 and is expected to conclude with the confirmation of the next Justices after the next Secretarial election in September 2024.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Total population
Date No.
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
1 Dec 2020 563
1 Jun 2021 599
1 Dec 2021 828
1 Jun 2022 588
1 Dec 2022 601

As of the release of the February 2023 census, the region has 473 nations, approximately 205 of which are World Assembly members. As of May 2021, the region was the 14th largest by total population (excluding puppet storage regions) and the 14th largest by World Assembly population.

The region has a very young population, with 54% of February 2023 census respondents aged 19 years old or younger, and another 28% aged between 20 and 24 years old.

While country of residence was not included in the February 2023 census, the May 2021 census indicated that most citizens resided in predominantly English-speaking countries, with 37.8% in the United States, followed by 8.1% in the United Kingdom, and 3.6% in both Australia and Canada. The major non-English-speaking countries represented in the region are Italy, India, and Poland with 3.6% each, while the remaining 36.0% reside elsewhere.

The main non-English languages spoken by citizens are Spanish and French with 12.5% each and German with 8.3%. Other language fluencies mentioned by multiple respondents include Mandarin Chinese, Tagalog, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Portuguese, and Latin.

Roughly two-thirds (66.7%) of the region identify as male, while 15.7% identify as female and 11.8% identify as non-binary. The remaining 5.8% of respondents identified most with other gender identities, including genderfluid and genderqueer. A significant LGBT+ community in the region is also evident in data on sexual orientation, with 49% of the region identifying as non-heterosexual.

A majority of the region identifies as atheist (53.2%) or agnostic (12.8%). The remainder identifies with a wide range of religious affiliations, with the most significant being Catholicism (6.4%), Buddhism (4.3%), and Hinduism (4.3%).

Ideological affiliations are broad across the spectrum of left-wing politics in the region, with 44% of census respondents identifying with Marxism, followed by 38% identifying with democratic socialism, 30% with libertarian socialism, 24% with anarchism, and 22% with Marxism-Leninism.

Data and trends for all quarterly censuses from October 2017 through November 2020 can be found here.