Zjednoczona Rzeczpospolita Polska
|Zjednoczona Rzeczpospolita Polska|
|Tek Level 6|
|Republik of Magyar|
The Imperial Magikstrate
Greater Empire of Lietuva
|see Polish Characters|
The Zjednoczona Rzeczpospolita Polska (also known as the Unified Republik of Poland or URP among abroad nations) is a nation, which eventually grew stronger after an Communist occupation, both in economy and military. Despite being raided countless times by nations like the USSSR and Bavaria, the Poles managed to keep fighting and therefore never vanished entirely from the Nehellenium Galaxy.
The Kingdom of Poland was founded centuries ago by King Mieszko I and remained relatively stable for centuries. However, under Władysław II Jagiełło the Kingdom thrived in prosperity and political stability and was recognized as one of the most reputable empires in the Nehellenium Galaxy. At a certain time, the Jagiełło dynasty died out and with it the Golden Age. However, even afterwards, kings like Jan Sobieski proved the strength and determination of the Kingdom of Poland in the eyes of the whole galaxy, by crushing the Ottoman hordes in the battle of Vienna with one of the biggest cavalry charges in history.
But on the other hand, the political situation in the Kingdom deteriorated from time to time and the people was exhausted from the many wars it fought, leaving it prone to it's blood thirsty and greedy neighbours, that lusted for Polish territory (among them, the USSSR, the Space Nazis and the Prussian state). Not even the greatest army could have resisted the vast hordes of intruders, that even were fighting each other off for the supremacy over Polish land. In the end, this bloody conquest was won by the USSSR, which quickly began to install a communist puppet government and to liquidate the whole Polish elite, including intellectuals, clerics and politicians. Many of them were forces to seek refuge in other nations, some of them offering their services to them. Unfortunately no foreign nation was ever interested in the restoration of a Polish state, leaving the Poles in their USSSR-occupied homeland in a hopeless situation
BR 2,014, however marked a turning point in the fight for freedom, as a vast uprising erupted in the Polish Capital Warszawa. While most of the urban and historical old city districts have been destroyed in the process, the uprising was a great success in the fight against the Bolshevik hordes. In the following days, the uprising spread across the Northern regions of Poland and many politicians collaborating with the Russian invaders have been removed from office and sentenced to prison.
Plans were forged to established a new federated republic inside Polish territory, but the provisional government in Kraków strongly disagreed to that idea, as they pleaded for a provisional military autocracy, until a legal heir to the Polish throne has been found. Thus, the Krakow Union has been formed and managed to form a union with a formidable army on it's own. The other half became known as the Konfederacja Wielkopolska, with it's government located in Nowa Warszawa.
After the formation of the Konfederacja, the Poles sided with the AN Forces in the AN-TA War, in the hope to weaken or even destroy the Third Alliance, once and for all. Although the war ended in a stalemate, the Konfederacja still could present it's military strength to the eyes of the galaxy, eventually rising to an intergalactic superpower. However, Prezydent Sadow knew, that the independence of both Polish states, would be a thorn in the eyes of the USSSR and the Space Nazis. Thus, the Intermarium Coalition has been initiated, to fight Communist and Nazist forces throughout the galaxy.
The idea of such an alliance caught the attention of the Krakow Union, quickly, whose government proposed on joining the Intermarium Coalition. This event gave the opportunity for both Polish states to come close and thus the Treaty of Poznań was signed in May of BR 2,015. This treaty would guarantee a smoother cooperation between both states, by loosening border controls and recognizing each other as sovereign representatives of the Polish people.
In July of BR 2,015, the Space Nazis began with the invasion of the Konfederacja by striking on three key locations: Nowy Gdańsk, Poznań and Puczysk. While the intruders have been driven out quickly, they managed to summon the daemon Beelzebub, that destroyed the Planet Puczysk, killing 4 Billion Poles in the process. The daemon has been killed by Chief Librarian Jerzy Durer at the same day, but the events will be remembered as the Massacre of Puczysk (pl. Rzeź Puczyska) by the Polish population.
In early BR 2,016, the Poles helped the Magyars to successfully defend their homeland from Soviet invaders. As the Coalition was busy with defending it's home worlds, the Lietuvans stroke at the Byelorussian SSSR. Since the Greater Empire of Lietuva wasn't attacking any Polish worlds or units, a Polish intervention against them in that conflict was impossible as it would depict them as imperialists, oppressing smaller nations. It wasn't until a Lietuvan Captain forced his crew to shoot at an unarmed Polish freighter passing the border, that the Poles started to mobilize troops and waged an attack on Byelorussia.
During that campaign the Poles learned through the Soviet deserter Nikita Kosygin that the Soviets were developing a new viral bio-weapon with the capability of eradicating an entire planet's life within hours. Thus a strike team lead by Komodor Pierunska was send to Planet Hrodna to locate the samples of that agent. Albeit being intercepted by Lietuvan forces, the Poles managed to snag a sample with the aid of troops from the Imperial Magikstrate. In October BR 2,016, the Kraków Union and the Polish Confederation finally reunited into the Unified Republik of Poland to conceive a mighty bulwark against the red hordes.
Government and Politics
The Prezydent, who is elected by the people, serves as the Head of State of Poland, with Małgorzata Sadow being the first one in office. Furthermore, politicians of different political parties gather to a parliament, that makes political decisions and prevents the Prezydent from getting shit done. Although the Church of the Great Creator has a great influence on Polish culture and works together with different Polish institutions, Church and State are separated from each other by law.
Currently, the Unified Republik of Poland strives to regain it's former strength and crush any nation, that invaded Polish territory at least once. In order to achieve that goal, the Poles rely on own military strength and economical power, rather than foreign aid. Additionally, the Polish government is ready to support freedom fighter movements, to weaken and destabilize the enemy, a strategy, that is also being referred to as Prometheism.
Furthermore, Poland is divided into administrative territories known as Voivodeships (pl. Wojewódstwo). Each of these is governed by a Voivod (pl. Wojewoda), who are in charge of executing the plans of the Prezydent and doing all the micromanagement, that she is tired of doing herself.
The Polish foreign policy aims for maintaining good relations with most Greater Powers in the BrikVerse, but also wants to present itself as a strong and powerful nation, that does not have to rely on foreign help. However, the Poles have a rather humble approach on foreign relations, which means that they never try to claim to be the greatest or strongest nation in the galaxy (in spite of her own huge military). At the same time, they tend to frown upon any of these arrogant and atrocious claims of ultimate superiority from other nations. There are also some further specific relations with foreign powers, that are worthy to mention:
- Republik of Magyar: Although the Republik of Magyar stays away from most intergalactic politics, the Magyars have a very deep relationship with the Poles. Both nations stand together in times of war and do a lot of technological exchange with each other.
- NATO: As the Konfederacja declared on aiding NATO forces during Operation: Dominions Call, they had little faith in the Poles, who just recently emerged from the ruins. However, all of the got proved wrong, as they managed to build up a massive Army and imposing Navy, securing them a spot in the club of mighty superpowers, much to the anger of the Space Nazis. In BR 2,015 however, the Konfederacja left NATO, due to the lack of interest in it's goal to preserve and defend the AN.
- Third Alliance: The Third Alliance was seen as a threat to the independence of the newly formed Konfederacja and thus, the Poles decided to aid AN forces in the AN-TA War. After the war, relations with most member states improved from time to time, with some of them willingly joining the Intermarium Coalition.
- USSSR: Having occupied Polish territory for years, the USSSR is one of her worst enemies. Even until now, strong conflicts are common on the Polish-USSSR borders, in order to reclaim or defend territory.
- Space Nazis: The Space Nazis are considered to be "honourless cowards" by all Poles, for they have committed unforgivable atrocities on the Polish population, back when the former ones were still fighting for the Third Alliance. Betraying the TA and allying themselves with pwnies is regarded as a proof of the statement above. Even when the Space Nazis were a NATO member and also fighting against the Third Alliance, they are shot on sight by Polish fleets and ground forces.
Every Day Life and Culture
The Poles live under decent conditions. Most of them serve their Fatherland by either joining the army or strengthening it's economy by doing physical labour. Some Poles, however, migrated to different nations of the Galaxy and offered their expertise (mostly in craftsmanship) to them.
A considerable Peach minority is present as well, composed of Tatar communities and refugees from Kiyev, Kharkiv and Byelorussia, which are both under USSSR occupation. Compared to most nations with a yellow majority, peaches are considered equal to yellows, regarding civil rights and citizenship. However, there are still yellow extremists, that want to expel all peaches from Polish territory, but are far from representing the majority of the Polish population.
The predominant religion is the Faith in the Great Creator, having huge cultural impact on the Polish culture. Apart from this, other monotheistic religion such as Judaism are widely accepted as different ways of worshipping the Great Creator. However, the Jewish minority used to be much bigger in the former Kingdom of Poland before the disaster, that was the Second Brick war. Religions, that encourage minifig sacrifices or black magic (like Cuthulicism), on the other hand, are widely shunned, with only a tiny fraction of the population (less than 0.01%) actually practising them.
Albeit the fact, that the Poles managed to heal the scars inflicted by Communism and to rebuild it's military and civil infrastructure in a relatively short timespan, it has to deal with a grave issue, that is plaguing them for centuries of BRs. Countless wars resulted into a rather low population density compared to nations of a similar size, as most of the initial population has been killed during wars or fled to seek refuge abroad.
Even today, the immigration rate is quite low with refugees from neighbouring Soviet Space Republiks being the majority of the immigrants. Most of the Polish diaspora, however, is still too reluctant to return to their homeland, as most of the Poles in exile would not feel safe enough there and already predicted another outbreak of war against the newly formed Polish states.
Technology and Science
In spite of the stereotype of being a backwater nation (that is spread by communist propaganda), Poland is in fact one of the most technologically advanced nations in the galaxy. The Poles mastered the art of forging Blue Transparent and Orange Transparent weapons, as well as making extensive use of laser weaponry. The most well-known example for the latter one is the Laserowy Gniew, a tri-barreled laser cannon with devastating firepower, that is used in naval and ground combat. However, the only neglected area if scientific research is Genetic Engineering, which is regarded as a violation against the sanctity of life by the Church of the Great Creator. Even without the Church's opinion, genetic manipulation is shunned by the Polish population, for they have no need to strengthen themselves artificially. Thus, medicine or any form of medication, that alters the genetic structure of the minifig, is very restricted.
After the Communist occupation, the Polish government heavily invested into Transparent Element Mining (mostly Orange and Blue Transparent) and Beer Brewing in order to boost the economy of the new nation and to
can into space keep up with bigger nations across the Galaxy. These investments proved to be more than beneficial to the economy, as it grew stronger and gave the government a more solid basis to form armed forces, to defend Polish territory. Other important economic factors are the export of agricultural goods and workforce to it's neighbours. Although the 45th Union recently declared an embargo on all Polish goods, the economy of the Konfederacja has not suffered significantly and still remained strong.
Some well known Polish companies include the train company Polskie Koleje Konfederacijne, as well as the computer game company DVD Projekt. The Polish weapon industry is dominated by two giant companies: the Fabryka Broni, that is located on Planet Radom and focuses on kinetic weaponry and Niebolas Enterprises, that is located on Planet Wrocław and specializes on laser weapons and laser guided weapon systems. These companies are already inside a fierce rivalry and do everything to outmatch or discredit their respective opponent.
The Armed Forces are composed of the majority of ground forces and are tasked to either attack hostile worlds or defend own planets. After reclaiming sovereignty, the Poles heavily modernized their military by themselves, without any kind of foreign funding, in order to keep up with other greater powers, dropping most pre-dark age equipment in the process. Today, the Polish Military offers a wide variety of ground forces, ranging from well trained infantry regiments to vast tank divisions. However, the Husaria, the Polish elite cavalry force, remained to be an important and unique part of the Army, considering the fact, that the Husary ride on horseback, instead of using hoverbikes like other space civilizations.
The Star Fleet has also received a remarkable modernization, so it can keep up to any other navy in the Galaxy. Most ships in the Polish navy are well known for their high durability, compared to foreign spaceships. On top of that, the Polish Star Fleet does also provide some specialized ground forces, like jetpack troopers, boarding parties and commandos.
Polski instytut nauk przyrodnicznych (PINP)
Being responsible for most scientific matters, the Polish Institute of Natural Sciences or PINS is a very large research institute with many branches in different universities across the Konfederacja. As the name suggests, it was specifically created to research in vast areas of natral sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics and astronomy, but also to compete with other bigger research institutes in the Galaxia Nehellenium. This institute also contributed in research more advanced weapons and armor platings found on common Polish equipment, but also cooperates with the Forgefathers of Dobrzyń, when developing new machines of war.
- Main Army Thread
- Polish Microships in bricks
- Polish Super Tank Destroyer "Król Sobieski"
- Polish Armoured Train "Polonez"
- Polish Boarding Destroyer "Szlachcic"
- Order of Dobrzyń (by Silent-SigFig)
- Polish Greater War Titan "Seraf"
- Main Navy Thread
- Misc. LDD stuff
- Polish "Sfera" Mobile Orbital Station