Structure of Abolition
|Structure of Free Contribution for the Abolition of Need
|Anthem: Symphony of Industrial Horns|
De-facto territory of the Structure
|Capital||Urban Zone 01, Core Agglomerate|
|•||First Contributionist Act||19 July 1961|
|•||One Path Declaration||10 September 1966|
|•||Centralized Coherence Doctrine||20 November 1994|
367,100 sq mi
|GDP (nominal)||2015 estimate|
|Currency||Wide-Adoption Credit (W₳) (WAC)|
|Time zone||(UTC+1 (?))|
|Drives on the||right|
The Structure of Abolition officially the Structure of Free Contribution for the Abolition of Need is a political entity located in Southern Wallasea. The Structure, as it is colloquially referred, is an Abolitionist polity.
The Structure was constituted in 1961 following the cease of hostilities after the catastrophic Flamaguayan Civil War. It currently administers a majority of the territory formerly administered by Flamaguay, it is bordered by Zegora and Bogatovia to the east and by Embrea to the west.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Politics
- 4 Geography
- 5 Environment
- 6 Economy
- 7 Demographics
- 8 Culture
On 19 April 1966, the Slow Clique attempted to crush the Fast Clique through a putsch after internal differences were considered to be insurmountable by Slow Clique leadership. Although the Slow Clique was unable to immediately destroy the Fast Clique, seizure of key infrastructure and the loyalty of most regular military formations assured their eventual victory. The unusually warm summer was marked by Slow Clique operations systematically isolating and eradicating opposition strongholds. Fast Clique attempts to destabilize Slow Clique operations through urban bombing campaigns and the incitement of riots proved insufficient. Approximately 20,000 people lost their lives during the Long Summer, many of them being executed following sweeps against alleged Fast Clique loyalists. The Long Summer came to an effective end with the One Path Declaration.
>Depopulation of interior
>War with Begrovia and Zegora War of the Taps
>Switch to finance and information economy
The Structure is an Abolitionist political entity. It is de-facto administered through the Recurrent Consultation, or Pentarchy.
The Structure does not recognise states, common-law associations, or other polities in a direct manner. De-facto, it maintains informal offices of representation in major countries. Historically, it has maintained close working ties to some common-law associations and entities.
Law and order
Watch yourself before you wreck yourself.
Defense of the Structure is carried out by the Commissariat of Prevention and De-Escalation. Although never officially declared as such, it is a professional standing military force which responds to the Council for Prevention. The Commissariat's forces are highly-trained and extremely well-equipped, with international observers noting a full embrace of drone and unmanned weapons systems, as well as a heavy emphasis on information and cyber-warfare. The Commissariat operates a unified force structure within a unitary service, albeit with subdivisions in terms of service. The elements which comprise it are the Commissariat Land Contingent, the Commissariat Air Contingent, the Commissariat Naval Contingent, and the Commissariat for Special Interventions.
Roughly two-thirds of the territory de-facto administered by the Structure is radioactive wasteland. Land-reclamation projects are undergoing, but progress is slow. Waterways and land near strategic resources have historically been the focus of environmental remediation efforts.
The Structure of Abolition has an open, highly developed economy. The contemporary pillars of the economy are widely regarded to be finance, technological products and services, and shipping. Economic reformation in the early 1970s led to focused high-growth rates and movement into an economic model dependent on high-skill, high-investment, and a sophisticated infrastructure. The adoption of an entrepôt model allowed the Structure's economy to stabilize, utilizing its port and manufacturing to establish a competitive economic framework.  This has permitted a transition into a firm post-industrial service economy, with remaining industry switching high-tech sectors.  The Core Agglomerate as one of the most dynamic, competitive, and innovative locations, as well as one of the easiest places to conduct business worldwide. 
The Production Interests Consultative Board (PICB) acts as a policy-formulation organism in regards to the economy. It meets on a quarterly basis and counts with representatives from leading banks, firms, and other important economic stakeholders. Although nominally a fully independent body, in reality it operates semi-autonomously from the Council, although allegedly interventions are rare.  Although the formal composition and full membership of the board is unknown, Gen'ichirō Taniguchi publicly occupies the position of Chief Secretary. It currently espouses a positive outlook on the economy. 
The Standard Economic Facilitation Mechanism, de-facto occupies the role central bank and lender of last resort in the economy, has consistently been recognized as possessing an excellent credit rating and in facing stability in the face of stress tests.  Although the financial institution most directly linked to the Council of Prevention, it does not operate as a state bank and has no formal obligation to intervene in the economy. It has acted to safeguard what are seen as key strategic interests of the Structure. For example, it bought out Observational Solutions Incorporated on the verge of bankruptcy in 2005 due to the increasing importance of drone systems in the CPD. 
Zone 01: Finance and information-technology focused.
Zone 02: Shipping and industry focused.
Unemployment rates have generally been low through the Structure's history. Unemployment has been kept below 3% in the last decade, and reaching as low as 1.5% in 2014. Companies are encouraged to attract highly-skilled workers, through the Standard Economic Facilitation Mechanism provision of an indirect subsidy in the form of an annual trade fair that brings in potential candidates directly to Zone 01. 
There is no minimum wage due both to sustaining competitiveness and in a general belief in embracing a laissez-faire approach to economics. The Structure has a high level of income inequality, although absolute poverty is very rare.  Although worker relations are generally not submitted to significant intervention, the Council of Prevention does take steps to ensure that problems do not arise because of homelessness and poverty. Foreign workers and freedom of movement is seen as essential to the dynamism of the economy, but also brings the risk of unqualified workers attempting to immigrate to the Core. Economically, this is dissuaded through the naturally high cost of living in the Core, compounded with corvée labour schemes put in place by the Infrastructure Implementation Institute. Individuals found to be unable to sustaining employment or managing only to find precarious employment are often forcefully deported, the financial cost of their removal found to be inferior to the social and economic strain caused by the concentration of unemployed populations. 
Transport in the Structure can be divided into two contrasting categories: the high-density modern infrastructure of the Core Agglomerate and the sparsely-populated interior. The Core Agglomerate counts with one of the most efficient transport networks in the world, with a heavy emphasis on public transport and modern freight, harbour, and airport facilities. The few urban areas in the interior count with small airports and dated railway connections, focused on the transport of cargo.
Inhabitants of the Core Agglomerate are encouraged to travel by public transport, via the Urban Transport System, a PCIB-endorsed highly-integrated network of overground and underground rail rapid-transit, tramways, and buses, as well as a limited ferry service near the harbour. Private automobile insurance is expensive, which when coupled with a requisite Private Vehicle Operation Certificate, prices car ownership out of the vast majority of the population.  Bicycle ownership is widespread, with various companies also offering bicycle rentals, furthermore, any road at least two lanes wide counts with a dedicated cycle-path. There are 4 taxi companies which count with a fleet of over 50,000 taxis. Taxi companies have been accused of operating an oligopolistic system under the oversight of the PICB. 
The Core Agglomerate functions as a major transport hub in Wallasea, counting with some of the busiest sea and air trade routes, particularly those that serve in connection to Veridis. There are four international airports in the country, with Zone 01 International being the only one located directly inside the central urban area. Airport facilities are consistently rated among the best in the world. The largest Structure-based airline is POCAS.
The port of the Core Agglomerate, divided into the western, southern, and eastern harbours, is one of the world's busiest ports in terms of raw shipping tonnage handled. It counts with single biggest permanent ship refuelling centre world-wide at the crux of the southern and eastern harbours.
Officially records are kept, or census taken, which tracks the composition of the population. Nominally, no discrimination is made on basis of age, gender, or ethnic background. Allegedly, the Alert Committee holds extensive information on the populace, including detailed reports on suspect individuals. In terms of publicly available information, scientific and market studies are carried out by interested parties as desired. A 2007 study found for the first time that over 50% of the population was not primarily of Flamaguayan decent.
Mostly heterogeneous society. The core population is made up of the original inhabitants. Foreigners employed in advanced economic activity are a growing portion of the population.
95% of the population lives in one urban area.
A veritable potpourri. Authorities make an effort to publish communiques in as many relevant languages as possible.
Religious activity is not endorsed by the authorities and public displays may bring unwanted attention. No problems to be had for private worship.
There are more than 82 major hospitals in the Core, as well as hundreds of smaller clinics and specialized treatment centers. The level of healthcare in the Core, particularly in Zone 01, is considered to be world-class. Health investment is high, with several Core hospitals being global leaders in the adoption of new treatments and procedures. Healthcare outside of the Core is not as sophisticated, and almost all serious non-critical procedures require travel to a major Core facility after stabilization. Core hospitals also provide an open trade to medical tourists, providing an increasing source of revenue.
There are five major medical schools in the Core, all of which operate public treatment centers, two in Zone 01 and three in Zone 02. Formerly, postgraduate medical students were forced to go abroad for further education, but in recent decades a concentrated effort has produced a robust domestic sector in medical training. This has permitted a clear shift to local schooling for advanced postgraduate subjects, which has generated the possibility for more intensive and advanced research and development.
Early music in the Structure followed mechanical and industrial elements, fully immersing itself in the futurist themes of Abolitionist thought. This early fascination with the usage of new technological elements and machinery as instruments, as well as the constant drive to expand new forms of musical interpretation has formed a coherent bedrock for the development of music in the Structure as a whole.
The development of the modern synthesizer provoked a musical revolution within the Structure. From the mid-1960s onwards, the synthesizer became a signature element for new compositions. The post-war outlook of the Structure emphasised a top-down drive towards rebuilding, fully encompassing of the systematic opportunities offered by heavy technological investment. As such, the synthesizer and other electronic musical instruments allowed for complex productions to be generated by small teams, or even individual artists. The reduction in the number of individuals involved in the production of music offered a great advantage in focusing resources destined to the support, monitoring, and compensation received by these individuals. Furthermore, electronic recording of music facilitated the possibility of playback by BMs-beat morphers, not only easing the spread of popular tracks and the modification of preexisting pieces by merely altering the arrangement of performance, but also shifting these tasks to persons that did not require the level of extensive training and education provided to musical composers.
This theme was continued with the explosion of the electronic genre in the 1970s. The influence of new instruments and techniques was such that new genres began to quickly appear. Within the end of the decade, electronica had emerged as the dominant musical genre, giving birth to clubbing and successively to club drugs as a form of social control. 1980 saw the beginning of commercialization of electropop bands, destined to appeal to wider audiences. The late 1980s heralded an explosion of popularity in Yee-Dance, and house. Big beat became popular in the 1990s.
In parallel to mainstream and officially-encouraged genres, Hip-hop emerged as a counter-culture, developed as a response by marginalised sectors of society to the centrally supported musical genres. Hip-hop incorporated elements of street culture and art, particularly graffiti into the development of its music. Rap emerged from this context, embracing a fully protest-oriented mindset as a form of relaying the woes of lower social groups that felt oppressed and purposefully ignored. The central role of verbal rhyme coupled with an eschewing of complex technological instruments and equipment, meant that Rap is easily performed live and by many artists simultaneously. The ensemble aspect of these performances is directly opposite to the ability to overlay segments by one performer into one cohesive track as rendered possible by even the simplest synthesizer.
Rap's explosion in popularity in the late 1980s proved that it was not only attractive within the urban underclass, but also on a global level. Initial attempts to curb the spread and influence of the genre, including the alleged forced disappearance of the artists E'liigi, proved fruitless as it emerged. This sudden uptake in worldwide significance quickly stymied any possibility of repressing the growth of the genre, with authorities now resigned to tactility permitting its existence. However, its development is in no way encouraged to supported. This has left hip-hop and rap as subcultural movements that have relatively escaped commodification.
Media is portrayed as uncensored but de-facto is regulated for political content. Commercial and entertainment products compete for market share, although all major media conglomerates are alleged to collude in terms of the presentation of news-media.
Sport and recreation
Popular sports in the Structure include Futsal, Basketball, Volleyball, Squash, and Padel. Generally, due to high population density and limited recreation space within the Core, indoor sports are heavily preferred. Individual sports such as Fencing, Judo, and Boxing are also common, Sport climbing and Floorball have been increasing in popularity recently. The Core is home to a large quantity of top of the line facilities, industry assessments have noted most individuals are members of a sports association or gym, and carry out at least low-intensity physical activity on a regular basis. Increasing international exposure through commerce has resulted in some international tournaments, or stages of, being held in Zone 01.
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