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Default German Federal Republic

While not all of this is completely canon, it does fit into the spirit of the 2300ad universe. I'll be posting all of the major states from My version of the 2300ad universe.

German Federal Republic (Deutsche Bundesrepublik)
Population: d
Capitol: Berlin
Largest City: Berlin (greater)
Ethnic Groups: German 91.5%, Turkish 1.4%, other 7.1% (made up largely of Germans of American, Russian, British, Polish, Serbo-Croatian decent)
Languages: German
Religions: Protestant 44%, Roman Catholic 44%, Jewish 2.8 %, Muslim 2.5%, unaffiliated or other 8.3%
National Holiday: Unity Day (3 October)
Government Type: Federal Republic

Overview:

to be posted after i find the rest of it.


Executive Branch:
Chief of State: Bundespräsident (Federal President) d
Head of State: Bundeskanzler/Bundeskanzlerin (Federal Chancellor) d
elections: The Federal President is elected for a six-year term by a Federal Convention including all members of the Federal Assembly and an equal number of delegates elected by the state parliaments; election last held 23 May 2300 (next to be held 23 May 2306); the Federal Chancellor is elected by an absolute majority of the Federal Assembly for a four-year term; election last held 22 September 2302 (next to be held September 2306).

Legislative Branch: bicameral Parliament or parlament consists of the lower house known as the Federal Assembly or Bundestag and the upper house known as the Federal Council or Bundesrat.
Bundesrat (Federal Council): 603 seats; elected by popular vote under a system combining direct and proportional representation; a party must win 5% of the national vote or three direct mandates to gain representation; members serve four-year terms
Bundestag (Federal Assembly): 69 votes; state and colonial governments are directly represented by votes; each has 3 to 6 votes depending on population and are required to vote as a block.
elections: Federal Assembly elections where last held 22 September 2302 (next to be held in September 2306); note - there are no elections for the Bundesrat, it’s composition is determined by the composition of the state and colonial-level governments, thus the composition of the Bundesrat has the potential to change any time one of the states holds an election
election results: Federal Assembly - percent of vote by party - SPD 00%, CDU/CSU 00%, FDP 00%, PDS 00%; Federal Council - current composition - NA

Judicial Branch: Federal Constitutional Court or Bundesverfassungsgericht (half the judges are elected by the Bundestag and half by the Bundesrat).

Major Political Parties: The following Political parties have acquired the needed percentage of 5% of the vote to assume seats in the German Federal Parliament. The CSU was the primary political party of the Free State of Bavaria and it’s allied German states, and still retains much of it’s political pull among former Bavarian Colonial Parliaments, and is one of the three political parties that has created the current governing coalition in the German Federal Republic (commonly referred to as the CDU-DP-CSU Coalition).

Christian Democratic Union (Christlich Demokratische Union: CDU): The Christian Democratic Union is currently the most powerful of the pan-German political parties since it had maintained ‘branches’ in all of the pre-unification German States save Bavaria and to a limited extent the other German states within it’s Defense Alliance. The CDU has worked hard to remain pan-German in it’s scope and goals, while devoted to the ideals of a unified Germany, the CDU was more concerned with how to govern a reunified Germany (something that the German Party failed to do). The CDU is the leading member of the current governing coalition in the German Federal Parliament.
Christian Social Union (Christlich-Soziale Union: CSU): The Christian Social Union was the most powerful of the Bavarian Political Parties, and still holds positions of power and influence all throughout the former Bavarian Colonial Holdings, and makes up one of the three political parties that formed the current governing coalitions in the Federal Parliament with the fragmentation of the German Party. The CSU has devoted itself to the new pan-German Federal Republic since it has realized just how much more power they can acquire and how much more influence they possess.
German Party (Deutsche Partei: DP): The German Party was the leading force behind the unification of the German states and the establishment of the German Federal Republic. Unfortunately, it’s political influence had always been devoted to the reestablishment of a unified Federal Government that would bring the German states together once more and was not able to successfully govern the new German Federal Republic once it had been established. Despite the fracturing it has suffered since it’s greatest success, the German Party remains a powerful influence in German politics on both the local and federal level.
German Centre Party (Deutsche Zentrumspartei: DZ): The German Centre Party acts as a moderating voice within the German Federal Parliament, but with the outbreak of the Kaefer Wars the DZ thankfully has not been forced to act as mediators between the various political factions during the various debates on what course of actions to take.
Social Democratic Party (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands: SPD): The Social Democratic Party is a left-of-centre party that has repeatedly attempted to limit the size, growth and scope of the German Federal Armed Forces despite all appearances of possible French Aggression against the young unified German Federal Republic. With the onset of the Kaefer Wars the SPD has received a major blow to its political power and influence, but somehow was able to retain many of its parliamentary seats during the last elections.
German Democratic Union (Deutsche Demokratische Union: DDU): The German Democratic Union is a left-of-centre party that has recently become dedicated to the adoption of resolutions for each the Federal Colonies to become Federal States in a manner like that of the Federal Colonies located in the Neubayern System. The DDU has gained the support of the DP and CDU, but has received only minor support form the CSU towards this goal. The DDU has supported the current build-up of the German Federal Armed Forces and has pushed harder for relief missions up the European Arm to provide aide and assistance for German Colonial Citizens, due to the DDU’s support the German Federal Government sold three of the older Bavarian Elector-class Colony ships to the German Red Cross for conversion into Relief and Medical Vessels for this purpose.

Minor Political Parties: These Political Parties have yet to acquire the needed percentage of 5% of the vote to assume any seats in the German Federal Parliament, but may hold parliamentary seats in the various Federal States, Federal Colonies, Federal Dependencies or Federal Territories.
Free Democratic Party (Freie Demokratische Partei: FDP): The Free Democratic Party
German Communist Party (Deutsche Kommunistische Partei: DKP): The German Communist Party is the most minor of the fringe political parties in the German states, and barely gets 0.5% of the popular vote during national elections. The DKP only remains popular among academic elitists whom feel that communism still is a viable form of government.
Green Party (Grüne Partei: GP): The Green Party is one of the more minor and fringe political parties of in the German states. The Green Party learned over the centuries that it’s interests are best served by leading by example in working to keep the environment of the Earth and it’s colonies clean.
German Freedom Party (Deutsche Freiheits-Partei: DFP): The German Freedom Party is one of the more popular fringe political groups since it is the most popular and strongest political party on the German colonies located on the planet Dunkelheim. The prime platform of the German Freedom Party is a relaxation of various laws and regulations that restrict personal freedoms and this platform has become extremely popular amongst the German people and has been adopted to some extent by the other major political parties. It has been projected that the DFP will break the 5% barrier in the next national elections and be granted seats in the German Federal Parliament.
German National People's Party (Deutsch-Nationale Volkspartei: DNVP): The German National People’s Party is a fringe group made up of various ethnic Germans whom live in German ‘Enclaves’ established on other nations and their colonies that have been pushing for the elevation of the Special Administrative Districts they live in to be redesignated as full-fledged colonial pocessessions. The growth of the wing of the German National Peoples Party to instead establish their enclaves as being Free and Hanseatic Cities has been growing rapidly since this would allow the envclaves to be incorporated into the German Federal Republic as fully acredited federal states.
National Democratic Party (Nationale Demokratische Partei: NDP): The National Democratic Party is a small political group
Free Social Union (Frei-Soziale Union: FSU): The Free Social Union
Liberal German Worker's Party (Freiheitliche Deutsche Arbeiterpartei: FAP): The Liberal German Worker’s Party
Party of Democratic Socialism (Partei des Demokratischen Sozialismus: PDS): The Party of Democratic Socialism was once the main political party of the former German Democratic Republic during the late-20th Century, and survived the intervening centuries among the German states that had been part of the former East German Communist Republic. The PDS remains dedicated to the Socialist Ideals, but has abandoned much of the Communist Dogma that had held control over it during it’s adoption in the 20th Century. The PDS still remains a fringe political party, but has at times been powerful enough to hold sway over the affairs of the activities of the pre-unification Defense Alliance led by the Electorate of Brandenburg.


Administrative Divisions:
Bundesländ (Federal State)/Bundesländer (Federal States):
Free State of Bavaria (Freistaat Bayern),
Dutchy of Swabia (Herzogtum Schwaben),
Grand Duchy of Baden (Grossherzogtum Baden),
Grand Duchy of Württemberg (Grossherzogtum Württemberg),
Grand Duchy of Hesse (Grossherzogtum Hessen),
Rhineland Palatine (Rhienland-Pfalz),
Saar (Saarland),
Kingdom of Hanover (Königreich Hannover),
Duchy of Brunswick (Herzogtum Braunschwig),
Grand Duchy of Oldenburg (Grossherzogtum Oldenburg),
Grand Duchy of Westphalia (Grossherzogtum Westfalen),
Free State of Northern Rhineland (Freistaat Nordrhienland),
Grand Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein (Grossherzogtum Schleswig-Holstein),
Principality of Lippe (Fürstentum Lippe),
Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg),
Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (Freie Hansestadt Bremen),
Free and Hanseatic City of Lübeck (Freie und Hansestadt Lübeck),
Electorate of Brandenburg (Kurfürstentum Brandenburg),
Federal District of Berlin (Bundesbezirk Berlin),
Free State of Anhalt (Freistaat Anhalt),
Free State of Pommerania (Freistaat Pommern),
Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg (Grossherzogtum Mecklenburg),
Grand Duchy of Silesia (Grossherzogtum Schlesien),
Free State of Saxony (Freistaat Sachsen),
Grand Duchy of Thuringia (Grossherzogtum Thüringen).

Bundeskolonie (Federal Colony)/Bundeskolonien(Federal Colonies):
Hochtannen, Belle Terra (Alpha Centauri);
Stadt am Zee, Nibelungen (Neubayern);
Neue Kassel, Nibelungen (Neubayern);
Schönenblick, Nibelungen (Neubayern);
Hochmark, Beta Canum IV (Beta Canum Venaticorum);
Landeplatz-Fredrich der Grosse aka Halbinsel, Joi (61 Ursae Majoris);
Neumark, Alderhorst (Vogelheim); d, Dunkelheim (DM+36 2393);
Neupreussen, Dunkelheim (DM+36 2393);
Neuteutoburger Wald, Dunkelheim (DM+36 2393);
Kolonie Zwei, Hochbaden (Hochbaden);
d*, Heidelscheimat (Rho Eridani).
* The Cavarian colonies located on Heidelscheimat do not recognize the German Federal Republic, despite the best diplomatic efforts of the Federal Government to get the so-called 'Bavarian Government-in-Exile' to recognize the Federal Government as the legal governing authority of the Terrestrial German states and to except the status as an independent state with the assistance of the diplomatic corps of the independent state of Freihafen.

d (Federal Protectorate)/d (Federal Protectorates):
d, Venus (Sol);
Deutsche d, Luna (Sol);
Deutsche Sektor, Mars (Sol);
Hansestadt Neues Danzig, d, Jovian System (Sol);
d, Triton, Neptune (Sol);
Geschlossener Stadt, Augrave (Augereau);
Siegfriedstadt, Beowulf (Queen Alice’s Star);
d, Sans Souci (DM+36 2219);
Neues Sudetenland, Nous Volia (Beta Comae Berenices);
Stadt auf den Wolken, Cold Mountain (Delta Pavonis);
d, Daikoku (Beta Hydria); Neu-Tsingtao, Syuhlahm (Zeta Tucanae);
d, Montana (Omicron2 Eridani).

Bundesabhängigkeit (Federal Dependency)/Bundesabhängigkeiten (Federal Dependencies):
Walkure, L-5 Colony (Sol);
d, Grosshiddenhafen (DM+35 2436);
d, Planet IIa aka Swinemünde (DM+18 2276);
Fuchsschanze, Aurore (Eta Bootis);
Hansestadt Steinhafen, Gerollblock (DM-56 328);
d, d ();
d, d ();
d, d ().

Bundesgebiet (Federal Territory)/Bundesgebiete (Federal Territories):
d, d (Wolf 424);
d, d (DM+15 2620);
d, Schönenwelt (DM+27 28217);
d, d (Ross 695); d, d (Ross 974);
d, d (DM+17 2611);
d, d (Wolf 461);
d, d (Gamma Virginis);
d, d (Ross 486).

The Deutsche Bundeswehr (German Federal Armed Forces): The German Federal Armed Forces
Bundesheer (Federal Army): d includes army air arm assets.
Bundesluftwaffe (Federal Air Force): d
Bundesmarine (Federal Navy): d includes naval infantry and naval air arm assets.
Bundessternmarine (Federal Star Navy): D also includes star naval infantry assets.
Bundesgrenzschütz (Federal Border Guard): d includes Colonial Civil Defense and Border Guard units and assets.
Bundespolizei (Federal Police): d
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