'Wiara i wolność (Faith and Freedom)'
| National Anthem|
"The Amber Coast Anthem"
|Capital City||Kartuzë (Kartuzy), Poland|
|Official Language(s)||English, Kaszub, Polski|
(4,954 days old)
Random Insanity Alliance
| Statistics as of June 3, 2008
=|rank = 7,074
|Native Resources||Gold, and Fish|
|Connected Resources||Oil, Rubber, Coal, Fish, Aluminum, Lumber, Iron, Gold, Marble, Lead, Water, Wheat, Microchips, Beer, Automobiles, Steel, Radiation Cleanup, Scholars, Asphalt, and Construction|
Kaszuby (kah-SHOO-bee) (Kaszubian: Kaszëbi, Polish: Kaszubi) is a nation settled mainly on the Pomeranian shores of the Baltic Sea.
Nation Information Edit
Kaszuby is a medium sized, mostly developed, and aging nation at 502 days old with citizens primarily of Russian ethnicity whose religion is Shinto. Its technology is first rate and its citizens marvel at the astonishing advancements within their nation. Its citizens pay extremely high taxes and many despise their government as a result. The citizens of Kaszuby work diligently to produce Fish and Gold as tradable resources for their nation. It is a mostly neutral country when it comes to foreign affairs. It will usually only attack another nation if attacked first. It believes nuclear weapons are necessary for the security of its people. The military of Kaszuby has been positioned at all border crossings and is arresting all drug traffickers. Kaszuby allows its citizens to openly protest their government, even if it means violence. Its borders are closed to all forms of immigration. Kaszuby believes in the freedom of speech and feels that it is every citizen's right to speak freely about their government. The government gives foreign aid when it can, but looks to take care of its own people first. Kaszuby will not make deals with another country that has a poor history of inhuman treatment of its citizens.
The Kaszub NationEdit
- The ethnic and cultural origins of Kaszuby come from the peoples it is named after — the Kashubs (Kaszubi). The Kaszubs are Slavic autochrons who are the dominant remaining tribe of the Pomeranian peoples. It had never been a country on it's own; The Duchy of Pomerania stretched more than 200 miles along the Baltic Sea, and up to 100 miles inland. The Kaszubs themselves were first recorded around 1000 AD, around the time of Polish King Mieszko I, which included the Duchy of Pomerania. Mieszko's granddaughter, born to his son, Boleslaw the Brave, married the Duke of Pomerania, which spurred Christian patronage of the area.
- In 1181, west and central Pomorsze was forced to accept protection of Germany, which caused a split in the Duchy. German influence was forced upon the people, and their drive eastward threatened the Kaszubs and all of Pomorsze. This also began further turbulence. The area came under constant changes of power from the Poles to the Germans, including the Teutonic Knights, who campaigned with ruthless slayings of those being baptized "by fire and by sword", the Prussian occupation of the 19th century, and Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland.
- Through all this, including forceful conversions, killings, and forced poverty, the Kaszub people miraculously managed to retain their culture and their language. Kaszuby was also the area which served at the focal point of the Free City of Danzig, and the Polish "Wedge" to the Baltic Sea in between WWI and WWII. After WWII, and the arrival of communist Poland, the Kaszub area was once again complete, and the Kaszubs began to rebuild their culture and continue to maintain their independence. Cultural groups formed, even under the disapproving eye of the Polish communist government, and by the end of the millennium and communist rule, the Kaszub language was declared by the polish government to be unique from Polish, and heritage projects and groups rose in strength.
- Kaszuby is constituted of 335 proportioned regions called Voivodeships, which are further divided into Powiats (Counties). Starting with the original Polish regional system, these various Voivoveships have continued to be formed through Kaszuby's area of influence.
- Kaszuby is a Constitutional Monarchy with a bicameral legislature. The Head of state is the King, Zblewski. Zblewski is the head of the Senat Kaszëbi, the Upper House of the Legislature, though the Senate traditionally favors the King's opinion, and senators serve only an honorary role. The Lower House of the nation is the Sejm Kaszbëbi (Pronounced SEY-em), a democratic house made up of one representative for every Voivodeship. Former nations that form Kaszuby are relegated as Provinces, taking care of regional issues and maintaining it's own forms of government, with less power than before.
IRL Discovery of CNEdit
Fark.com. That is all.
Founding of Kaszuby Edit
- Zblewski has been the ruler of Kaszuby since it's inception on January 18th, 2007. In the nation's weak and small condition, it was formally agreed that Kaszuby would seek membership of an alliance. 1 day after the inception of Kaszuby, Zblewski placed Kaszuby in the Mostly Harmless Alliance. However, almost overnight, it was seen that the MHA was not up to par with needs of Kaszuby. Therefore, Kaszuby was independent for a little longer. Upon consulting with a friend, Mipit, Kaszuby was then placed under membership of the Random Insanity Alliance on January 21st, 2007.
Young Spirit Edit
- Zblewski quickly got swept up in the politics of the RIA, being under the wings of several RIA members, including Crazyisraelie and ZPO4O, and befriending a few others, including Kaiser, zombie2000, and a select few others. Within the first month of his membership, Zblewski ran in his first election for the Co-Leader position. He gained five out of 38 votes. He also joined the military on the 24th of February, and soon gaining power as the leader of the 6th bRIgade. As the months progressed, he continued on his campaigns for cabinet, unsuccessful each time. By early March, Zblewski had earned mutual respect from a fair amount from the alliance, and made many friends within.
Great War III Edit
- Late March 23rd, 2007, the RIA declared war on the Maroon Defence Coalition. Before the declaration, there was an alliance-wide vote as to joining the war or not. There was thorough debate as to what the RIA would do, and Zblewski made it known to the alliance that he was not in any interest to let the whole alliance go to war. He stated that the war was not worth the casualties, and was the last person to vote yes on the war. To this day, Zblewski states that he was and still is the biggest opponent of the RIA-MDC War. However, even though he opposed the war, Zblewski volunteered his troops to defend the RIA, and Kaszuby was one of the first nations to attack. Kaszuby had some success around the beginning of the war, forcing 2 nations into anarchy. However, his fate was to change. The MDC quickly sent two nations to attack Kaszuby, and within 48 hours was thoroughly incapable of defence. Around this time, Zblewski took a meditation leave, a now famous trademark of Zblewski, and only returned just before peace was achieved.
Rebuilding and Post-War Gains Edit
- The rebuilding process of Kaszuby was slow. Zblewski did not run for cabinet in March so he could focus on completing the repairs and get things done right. He later resumed to regular duties to the RIA. When the new headquarters of the RIA were made, Zblewski became almost impossible to pry from activity. Although his popularity (fame and infamy) rose during this time, it was slow on the Cabinet campaign front. Around this time, his political activity made it possible to align with other members of the alliance. Thus, he started the RI Progressive Conservative Party (RIAPC). This party was actually meant to be a socially liberal, economically conservative group. The RIAPC had several people, and throughout the time of it's existence, contained Zblewski himself, along with zombie2000, Ananegg and Wethepeople (C-zom). Moth and Kaiser were satellite adherents. This would push Zblewski into the political stratosphere that was the RIA cabinet.
Political Success Edit
- Zblewski finally won his first cabinet position unopposed on May 28th, 2007, when the polls closed on the Minister of Propaganda spot. He created his first Public Announcement on CN by announcing the cabinet and declaring the 1,000,000th strength point anniversary of the RIA. Zblewski loved his job, and glided to another unopposed cabinet term a month later.
Absences and Decline of Cabinet Service Edit
- Zblewski had "Real Life" time off at a favourite camp for 2 weeks, and left Chaos_Poet as his Second In Command. He returned to find out about a new trial of Tech Raiding (Which is a small but full time program now), and opposed, too little, too late. He finished up his term as well as he could, and after finding out that his position of Minister of Propaganda was being scrapped, Zblewski ran as War Advisor. It was a dirty race on Zblewski's part (which he later apologized for), but managed to clinch the race. During the time as War Advisor, Zblewski was noticeably scarce in activity that month. This was due to the tour of Central-Eastern North America Zblewski was on at the time. Through this, Zblewski lost popularity. He knew this nearing the election of the next term, and retired as War Advisor to his Second-In-Command, friend, and War Advisor-Elect, Zombie2000. This was the last time Zblewski won a spot on Cabinet.
Semi-Retirement to Otaku Revolution and AftermathEdit
- Kaszuby was the strongest it had ever been at the time, but Zblewski was politically tarnished at the RIA. Ananegg, a close personal friend of Zblewski, had gone over to the Mushroom Kingdom, but wanted to start a new project called Otaku Revolution. Ananegg took the role of Emperor Regnant, while Zblewski joined the project part-time as Prince and first in line to the throne. Zblewski had set up a headquarters and drawn up a constitution while Ananegg handled Foreign and Public Affairs, by drawing up a Protectorate agreement with the RIA and declaring themselves on the Open World Forums. The latter two proved deadly.
- \m/, which was nearing the Unjust War, found the OR as an attackable target, and launched attacks on OR members. Although the attacks backfired on \m/, and Kaszuby actually GAINED strength from the attacks, there was no question this would not last. The OR tried to use the RIA protection, but somehow, the protectorate deal faltered, and the OR was defenceless. The OR was dissolved and Zblewski and Ananegg joined the Mushroom Kingdom.
- Zblewski spent less than a month at MK. Although Kaszuby never fought in the Unjust War, the nation was registered and ready to go. Zblewski, even through the mistakes that the RIA made, missed home. He left MK and returned to the RIA.
Return to RIA and retirement Edit
- Zblewski ran one final time for Head of Foreign Affairs soon after returning to the RIA, and lost. He then announced his retirement from politics. He became the second-in-command for the Head of Foreign Affairs, an audio RIporter for the RIA News Room, along with doing private political analysis in his spare time.
Dabbling in GovernmentEdit
- With the revelation of a new constitutional system, Zblewski announced his campaign for Triumvir, and 2 cabinet positions. However, in lieu of a mass-member migration from the RIA, the December 2007 Elections were ruled by a transitional government to be null. Zblewski did run for triumvir and Head of Foreign Affairs, but lost. This started a cycle of perennial campaigns in "retirement", with some success. On the retirement of Azural from CN, Zblewski ran once more for triumvir, and after a back and forth lead and last minute campaigning with at least 5 votes coming in the last 2 hours of the election, he officially lost by one vote, with a tie vote coming 1 minute late.
- This caused aspirations to once again grow. Since the last unsuccessful Triumvir campaign, Zblewski has run for office twice, winning both times, with an unopposed re-election over his appointment as Head of Internal Affairs, and most recently completed 3 consecutive wins in the role of Captain Planet in the first two 2-month Cabinet term elections.
- Zblewski has had an interest multiple times in starting an "independent" alliance project, to be serve as a support alliance behind the RIA. First came the failed Otaku Revolution (See: "Semi-Retirement to Otaku Revolution and Aftermath"), with long-time CN friend Ananegg. The second time an attempt was made was along with several co-contributors, who planned on creating a new alliance by the name of Entite. After several deadline extensions and periods of absence (most notably in April, after the death of Zblewski's great-grandfather and funeral, immediately followed by a tour of England), the project was placed on indefinite/permanent hold around May of 2008. There has been no interest or talk since then of a continuation or restart, and has since been considered dead before launch.
Order of the KaszubsEdit
- The Order of the Kaszubs is an honorary Order organized and run by Zblewski in alliance with the Senat Kaszëbi. Members of the Order are chosen "to merit those who have aided Zblewski and the nation of Kaszuby in friendship and economic support". Currently there are 16 members of the Order.
(Bold indicates a current office held.)
- Captain Planet, February 2009-
- RIA News Room Member
- Second-In-Command to the Head of Internal Affairs, June 2008-August 2008
- Second-In-Command to the Head of Military Operations, December 2007-February 2008, June 2008
- Former War Advisor, August 2007
- Former Head of Internal Affairs, November–December 2007, August–October 2008
- Former Minister of Propaganda, June and July 2007
- Militia Rank CommandRIr-In-Chief (Ret'd)
- Former Leader of the RIA 2nd bRIgade, June 2007
- Former Leader of the RIA 6nd bRIgade, March–May 2007
- Assistant War Advisor, January 2008
- Former Second-In-Command to the Head of Foreign Affairs, December 2007
- Retired Ambassador to WTF, AA, NoV, TIF and MCXA
- Recipient of the RIA Benefactor Award
- Recipient of the RIA GWIII Medal of Honour
- Recipient of the Otaku Revolution Crisis Medal of Honour
- MK GWIV Vet
- Recipient of the RIA GWIV Medal
- RIA GWV Veteran (no medals awarded)
- RIA Benefactor Medal
- Former Prince of Otaku Revolution
Elections Results Edit
For full election results, please see Results for Zblewski in Elections
Co-Leader, February 24, 2007Edit
Placed 4th in a field of 5 [13.16%].
March 24, 2007Edit
Did Not Run.
Co-Leader, April 25, 2007Edit
Placed 3rd in a field of 4 [16.67%].
Minister of Propaganda, May 25th, 2007Edit
Minister of Propaganda, June 24th, 2007Edit
Incumbent, acclaimed victory.
War Advisor, July 25th, 2007Edit
Won in a field of 3 [51.28%].
Captain Planet, August 24th, 2007Edit
Placed 3rd in a field of 3 [19.44%].
Head of Foreign Affairs, September 25th, 2007Edit
Placed 2nd in a field of 2 [20.45%].
November 25, 2007Edit
Zblewski ran for Triumvir, HoFA, and HoR. All election results nulled due to the second RIsplosion. The By-Elections were held on December 2.
Triumvirate, December 2nd 2007Edit
Placed 5th in a field of 5 [14.70%]. The first three candidates won a spot.
Head of Foreign Affairs, December 24th, 2007Edit
Placed 2nd in a field of 2 [26.67%].
Triumvirate, August 8th, 2008Edit
Placed a close 2nd in a field of 7. Winner appointed Zblewski as HoIA.
|Heads of Internal Affairs of the Random Insanity Alliance|
|wethepeople (C-zom) • EnragedLobster • bioakky • invincible13matt • Loren • DrunkWino • invincible13matt • Shadow • zblewski • invincible13matt • King_Srqt • Apophis775 • Aaron • invincible13matt • Shadow Slayer • Ogaden • rlrcstrnthusiast • Jenne • Shadow Slayer • Croix|
|Heads of Military Operations/War Advisors of the Random Insanity Alliance|
|Artema Dragon • Omega-Red • Delta1212 • zombie2000 • cheeseaholic • Kaiser • zombie2000 • zblewski • zombie2000 • Kaiser • Emperor Whimsical • wethepeople (C-zom) • Emperor Whimsical • Lord Doom • Lanna • Lord Doom • Apophis775 • King_Srqt • C-zom • Queue1 • Jenne|
|Captain Planets of the Random Insanity Alliance|
|Damen • Kasier • Supertwigs1013 • evil greg guy • Shadow • Lord Doom • Damen • Shadow • Apophis775 • Shadow • Dontasemebro • Shadow+SWAT128 • Shadow • JuggaloJac • Vintus • zblewski • Divine_Light • triviuum • Agent Lemon • cctmsp13+King Death II+Zitan XLII • im317 • Arsenal 10|