|— State of the Danubian Federation —|
|Motto: Fortitudo et Unitas.|
|- Type||Constitutional Monarchy|
|- Chancellor||Peter von der Pahlen (DPU)|
|- King||Luitpold von Wittelsbach|
|- Estimate (for adult males)||630,000|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|- Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Silesia is the tenth constituent state of the Danubian Federation. It joined the Federation officially on September 21st, 1852 after being regained from Prussia in a trade for Ostpreussen. Schlesien has always been ruled by an Absolute Monarch. The change over into a democracy of the Federation was led by de facto lead councillor Otto von Tirpitz.
Silesia was a state in Bohemia up until it became a possession of the Austrian Empire 1526. During the Austrian war of secession Prussia conquered Schlesien, merely 40 years prior to Silesia's joining of the Federation. After the war the Federation annexed Ostpreussen though the Federal Government decided to trade Ostpreussen to Prussia in return for Silesia.
Now with Silesia entering of the Federation as a full state, it is now considered the most industrialized state and is an economic powerhouse within the Federation. Silesia's economy is heavily industrialized and relies heavily on mining, especially coal, and some farming.
Form of Government
The state of Silesia is a Constitutional Monarchy within the Federal structure Danubian Federation. The Monarchy is determined by the Silesia State succession laws, which are Absolute primogeniture. The reigning Monarch has no real governmental power except for a few emergency powers.
The chancellor has legislative power equal to that of the other members of parliament, as well as shared executive power. The Chancellor is elected for a four-year term. The chancellor can be both councilor and chancellor at the same time if, and only if, there are no other candidates for councilor. The chancellor is not allowed to veto bills proposed by parliament.
Silesia is separated into two sub states:
- Upper Silesia
- Lower Silesia
Lower Silesia is mostly populated by Germans and is the main administrative region in Schlesien. The Federal central bank is there, the parliament building is there, and the royal palace is stationed there. The main industrial city, Breslau, is located in lower Silesia.
Upper Silesia has a Polish majority and a large German minority. It is the more Agrarian part of the state.
In Silesia all state wide announcements are in German and Polish and businesses are required to provide service in either language. Any discrimination against either population base is discouraged by the state government All schools are expected to provide classes in both languages as well as required statewide learning of both languages. Silesia has the area size of 12,330 km².
Silesia State Laws
Notable People in Silesia
Peter von der Pahlen: Count of a prominent Silesian Family, von der Pahlen grew up as a military man serving in the Hussars, though when the revolution broke out he swiftly retired and went to his estates. After supporting the von Tirpitz Family regime in the beginning of the state he started going into politics being elected to the national assembly. He now waits for the end of the Election almost ensured victory as his opponents are not well known and don't have the reputation of defending Silesia at all costs that Peter has. He Served in office from 1864 - Present .-Fifth Chancellor
Leopold von Tirpitz: The son of Otto von Tirpitz, Leopold has grown up without a father or any male family members, having his uncle and father both killed while he was young. This caused undue stress and pain on the very young child, this stress has turned to hatred against everyone and everything he associates with their deaths. After the death of His father, he was raised by Victor Kraus and was educated in finer points of politics and now is starting to learn the points of military command. Born June 21st 1852.
Dietrich von Tirpitz: The brother of Erwin von Tirpitz, Dietrich has lived in Silesia since 1854 and for the first 3 years he opporated as a very successful industrialist but, as the Danubian Civil war ended he sold his company and went underground for til 1864 while he waited for his family name to not be remembered with infamy. In 1864 though as Frydryk Augustyniak stepped down as councilor of Silesia Dietrich quickly stood up and ran for it winning the bi election with a majroity of 80%. it seems that Silesia still has the respect for the von Tirpitzs.
Born June 21st 1830.
Frydryk Augustyniak: An ardent Silesian Nationalist and liberal Frydryk often against his own beliefs fights for the keeping of the Silesian Monarchy and the status quo of the Federation. A man who hates 'extremists' which he defines as socialists, reactionaries and radicals he often will side with conservatives against them seeing as his personal hatred stands in the away of his better judgment.
His Majesty, King Luitpold von Wittelsbach: King Luitpold is the current King in Schlesien, son of the King of Bavaria King Luitpold is an experienced administrator and striking figure. His is a cousin of notable liberal writer Wolfram Liberalen.
He served in office from June 21st 1855 - Present.
Günther Knittel: Günther Knittel shocked Schlesien politics when he joined the Radical party, causing Sir Alexander Herman to have a slight panic attack. After it was established he wasn't trying to topple the state, Schlesien went back to everyday affairs, though the state's political spectrum had shifted left considerably.
Having fought on the side of the Government after the civil war he was elected Chancellor. After the civil war, he succeeded in restoring much of the state's economic prowess, but he became unpopular due to his anti-monarchist views. He served in office from 1st August 1857 - 1864.
- Fourth Chancellor
Jakub Weinberg: Know as the Breslau Anarchist, Jakub Weinberg received much contempt and dislike from almost the entire cabinet of the Schlesien Parliament and his advocating the violent removal of the monarch left him on bad terms with His Majesty, as well as profound monarchist Erwin von Tirpitz. Much of the population outside of his electoral district feared for Schlesien's stability. After being imprisoned for life due to crimes committed during the civil war Jacob Weinberg's political career ended swiftly.
Otto von Tirpitz: First Councillor and Chancellor of Schlesien, Otto von Tirpitz is loved by the Schlesien people. Significantly the Poles who he was the first German born politician to provide them rights equal to the German population. In Otto von Tirpitz’s short time as state Councillor and Chancellor he has imprinted his vision to make Silesia the Jewel of the Federation. Though after being found guilty of voter fraud he was sentenced to a penal battalion, where he tragically was assassinated by political rivals. He is often regarded by many in Schlesien to be a martyr and an important figure in state and federal politics. He served in office from September 21st 1852 - March 15th 1855.
- First Chancellor
Sir Alexander Herman: Sir Alexander Herman is a prominent Silesian that also happened to be Hochmeister and creator of The Reformed Teutonic order. Herman is an important figure in Silesia politics being a very strong willed and defiant man. Though not having the popular support as his predecessor, Herman still commands respect and loyalty of all Schlesien people. He was executed for treason in 1857 for siding with the Royalists during the civil war. He served in office from March 15th 1855 to January 31st 1856.
- Second Chancellor
Erwin von Tirpitz: Cousin to Otto von Tirpitz, Erwin emigrated to Silesia on recommendation from his cousin. Erwin has show to be calm collected and willing to make compromises. Though he has little patience for insults and slandering, he will rarely result in name calling. Winning office on an astounding majority his term(s) look promising for the future. He served in office from January 31st 1856 to August 1st 1857. Ending his what was thought as an outstanding political career as a traitor and being executed he soiled the name of the von Tirpitz family for generations to come.
- Third Chancellor