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Emperor Yamamoto has now declared the Japanese Empire, a communist state. The transition is smooth and barely noticable to most of the citizens of the Empire, while the small but powerfull upper class is experiencing major backlashing by the government and the peasentry, who many of the richest Japanese hire to work on their large swaths of land. This is believed to be an attempt to tap into the massive support of the lowerclass for the Emperor's already powerful and popular government. While "equalizing" the nations vast riches which where largely restricted to the upper class. All businesses have been nationalized and a large military presence is ready for anyone who challanges the Emperor's will. A massive military parade through Shanghai has commenced, declaring the arrival of a peaceful Communist Revolution. The Emperor and his government still excersize full control of the nation, while they now proclaim it is publicly owned by all citizens of the Empire, and private property is officially abolished. Only a foreign bank, which has recently begun construction in the nation, has not been touched by the government.

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Emperor Yamamoto has now declared the Japanese Empire, a communist state. The transition is smooth and barely noticable to most of the citizens of the Empire, while the small but powerfull upper class is experiencing major backlashing by the government and the peasentry, who many of the richest Japanese hire to work on their large swaths of land. This is believed to be an attempt to tap into the massive support of the lowerclass for the Emperor's already powerful and popular government. While "equalizing" the nations vast riches which where largely restricted to the upper class. All businesses have been nationalized and a large military presence is ready for anyone who challanges the Emperor's will. A massive military parade through Shanghai has commenced, declaring the arrival of a peaceful Communist Revolution. The Emperor and his government still excersize full control of the nation, while they now proclaim it is publicly owned by all citizens of the Empire, and private property is officially abolished. Only a foreign bank, which has recently begun construction in the nation, has not been touched by the government.

Will the Japanese empire be considering membership in the ComIntern?

OOC: More commies?!?!?!?!?!!? The world's gone Red!

IC: Tennessee takes note of the transition but does not really have anything to say about it.

OOC: In case you haven't noticed, it's been shifting that way for some time...

:lol: at the idea of a "red shift."

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The Imperial Alliance is glad to see that the government in japan is not afraid to exercise its sovereignty and hopes that the people there will benefit from their wisdom.

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Academics at the Universidad de Barcelona in the Federacion Iberiana have come together to work out an understanding of this shift in the Japanese political system. After much heated debate, they published the following treatise:

How the h*** is this gonna work?

When questioned for an explanation, the head of the commission replied, "In every Communist theoretical framework, there has always been some representation of the proletariat. Sometimes that representation came in the form of a single self-appointed person, but the proletariat was always present in governance. Here, we can't tell the difference between the titular 'communism' of the Japanese Empire and the autocratic regime that preceded it."

In response to this commission's declaration of frustration, the press and academic community of the Federacion request a clarification of the political system in the Japanese Empire.

OOC: Seriously, an empire and a communist system are at opposite ends of political spectra, to the point where RL communist countries label everyone else as "imperialist" rather than "capitalist".

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OOC: Seriously, an empire and a communist system are at opposite ends of political spectra, to the point where RL communist countries label everyone else as "imperialist" rather than "capitalist".

OOC: Well by its very nature communism is it self de facto "imperialist". The only difference is the apparent motives behind the act. In communism wars of liberation freeing the proletariat from the capitalist elites are acceptable and encouraged, these while apparently different don't really have to be any different in actual practice. But yeah I guess the rhetoric of an empire is some what in contrast to communism. In either case unless you intend to RP a Stalinist nation, the nationalism and despotism of an empire don't really jive well with a true communist state. Don't take this as judgement I mean I am Rping a manager state (Stalinist).

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OOC: Well by its very nature communism is it self de facto "imperialist". The only difference is the apparent motives behind the act. In communism wars of liberation freeing the proletariat from the capitalist elites are acceptable and encouraged, these while apparently different don't really have to be any different in actual practice. But yeah I guess the rhetoric of an empire is some what in contrast to communism. In either case unless you intend to RP a Stalinist nation, the nationalism and despotism of an empire don't really jive well with a true communist state. Don't take this as judgement I mean I am Rping a manager state (Stalinist).

OOC: Okay, I'm studying political theory in university, so I could debate this for a while, but for all practical purposes you're close enough. The one thing I would say is that Stalinist rhetoric was the most blatantly "revolutionary," by which I mean "anti-imperialistic," of any of the Soviet leaders. Then again, Stalin was also the most insistent upon the Soviet Union's role as the center of the revolutionary movement. I guess what I'm trying to say is that this scenario works if you're slapping a Communist label on an empire, but if you want a real Communist system, you're going to need a revolution and not a declaration.

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The Dictator of the stateless territory of Ergatocracy dismisses this as nothing more than a coup launched by the Emperor and his palace camarilla. Speaking in the name of my own liberated working class, I can assure you that the emancipation of the working class must be the act of the working class themselves. This reaction against state decentralization, justified by the Emperor's cronies in the name of the liberation of working people, will only serve to deliver more power into the hands of the imperialist state and to enhance its own oppressive and coercive powers. In the name of the international proletariat, I condemn this coup as the lowest depths of reaction and call upon all class conscious workers and revolutionaries to do all they can to oppose the designs of the emperor. The day of the liberation of the Empire's people will come when the emperor hangs from the gibbet and the red flag of the proletariat flies proudly.

Long live the proletarian revolution!

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The Dictator of the stateless territory of Ergatocracy dismisses this as nothing more than a coup launched by the Emperor and his palace camarilla. Speaking in the name of my own liberated working class, I can assure you that the emancipation of the working class must be the act of the working class themselves. This reaction against state decentralization, justified by the Emperor's cronies in the name of the liberation of working people, will only serve to deliver more power into the hands of the imperialist state and to enhance its own oppressive and coercive powers. In the name of the international proletariat, I condemn this coup as the lowest depths of reaction and call upon all class conscious workers and revolutionaries to do all they can to oppose the designs of the emperor. The day of the liberation of the Empire's people will come when the emperor hangs from the gibbet and the red flag of the proletariat flies proudly.

Long live the proletarian revolution!

"The working class's state of being was seen to be far too weak by the Emperor, who by his own will for the victory fo the Japanese proletariate proclaimed a Communist regime, the effects of Communism are tacking place. And the nation is reaping the benefits of a more "equal" society with privite property being abolished for example. This disporves your statement that a forceful revolution must take place for it to be a revolution. Well, Communism is not the barbaric animal that you think it is, it is civilized, organized, and can acheive victory without the use of physical force as seen in the Japanese Empire. I now decree that this Communist nation now go forth under a new title, The Republic of Socialist Japan. "

-Premier Yamamoto, RSJ

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A typical Iberian family sits down to their breakfast.

"Did you see this in the paper, dear?"

"No, what is it?"

"It looks like the Japanese emperor declared a communist government."

"That's nice, dear."

"Looks like he also did away with private property."

"That's nice, dear."

"I wonder if he understands that now no one has an incentive to work since they can't be paid..."

"Dear, shut up and eat your breakfast."

"Yes dear."

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