Rozchevka (Rozchevkan: Розчевка; Rosschevka), officially the Rozchevkish National Republic, colloquially referred to as the Black Junta (Rozchevkan: Чорна Xунта; Cherna Khunta) or simply Socialist Roschevka, is a partially-recognized constitutional monarchy under the dictatorial control Committee for National Security, though only an extremist continuation of the Communist Party. Situated on East Osea, it shares a border with the Tsaral Realm to the north and is surrounded by terra nullius to the east and west. As a one-party state, the Communist Party governs the nation under a single, unified political body which came about through a forced merger through Imperial Rozchevka's two largest parties, acting as a sort of "government within a government" based out of the city of Petronovac, the nation's capital and largest city. The Rozchevkish National Republic consists of 22 oblasts, five republics, seven territories and one autonomous okrug, covering 634,695 square kilometers in area.
The National Republic was formed as a provisional military government out of the ashes of the 1955 October Revolution which toppled the Empire in the June of 1958, originally a regional peasants' revolt which grew into a nationwide movement led by leftist revolutionary Konstantin Schavelsky. A general strike, organized by trade unions, planted the seeds of revolution the year prior, with the Kniaz's apathy only pouring gasoline over the growing inferno; the inferno having been the discontent of the working-class. Rozchevka, under the leadership of the Communists, nationalized nearly all major industries of the nation in the aftermath, primarily focusing on collectivizing agriculture, breaking up the energy monopolies which had formed under Imperial Rozchevka and redistributing the aristocracy's wealth to the people. A semi-democratic system was established, catering to rising ultranationalist sentiments and borrowing aspects from the previous regime, with national elections being held every two years for the Prime Minister and other positions of government; however, this system was mostly dominated by the new Communist Party and thus, most candidates were propped up by the party itself. Under Schavelsky's administration, the Republic, while off to a shaky start with much infighting from inside the party, would experience a renaissance of prosperity and culture as new freedoms were extended the majority, such as gender equality, the decriminalization of homosexuality and freedom of speech and expression, though limited, and economic growth. In December of 1963, Rozchevka was reported to be the fastest-growing economy in the world, transforming a rural backwater to an urbanized powerhouse in a single generation. On November 23rd, 1964, Schavelsky was nearly assassinated by a disgruntled worker during a rally, paralyzing him from the spine down. He would grow paranoid and delusional from this, reflecting in his leadership style. Rozchevka, from 1964 to 1971, would slowly transform into a more authoritarian regime, militarizing after the outbreak of the Canal War and the resurgence of the militant Zografellis Dynasty; regimentation of society and the economy was put on priority, rather than the expansion of the liberties of the working-class. After Schavelsky's death in 1980, the state would stray far from its original ideals, adopting a skewed view of socialism as its central ideology and encompassing many elements of ultranationalism and totalitarianism. Rozchevka's robust economy plateaued in the mid-1980s with the collapse of the Zaty in value and multiple international sanctions, also seeing the deterioration of infrastructure and industry nationwide, with the agrarian countryside being most affected and practically reverting to the depressing state it was before the revolution; the causes of which can be attributed to the state's increased military spending, rampant corruption and an unchecked criminal underworld as well as the reasons listed previously. The Communist Party frantically attempted to reverse many of Schavelsky's reforms and liberalize the regime in the mid-80s, leading to disaster when the currency began to hyperinflate in 1988, inflating by nearly 16,000% within five months. As a result of this crisis, in 1991, the Rozchevkish Army, in cooperation with several hardliner socialists, assumed de facto control in a bloody coup d'etat known as the Petronovac Putsch, subduing the Communist Party while using it to legitimize itself.
Rozchevka is often considered a waning power in its region due to its static financial situation, though it's still formidable militarily with one of the largest land armies on the continent. It possesses a nominal GDP of $425.31 billion, making it one of the poorest nations in the world; a repercussion of four decades of economic stagnation; however, Rozchevka amounts for a considerable portion of the world's total capital/wealth, with said wealth being equally distributed among the populace, with a graduated income tax. The National Republic, despite many hardships, still provides free and universal healthcare, free education and housing and employment, and has an adequate standard of living. Rozchevka has a unique centrally-planned economy based around grain, iron ore, petroleum and low-quality manufactured goods exports and is managed by the Committee for Economic Affairs with aid from publicly-owned enterprises which dominate major industries, the most notable being the Roventechko Manufacturing Group; an industrial cooperative based out of the Petronovac Oblast. Currently, Rozchevka is not in any international organizations.
Although the origins of the Rozchevkish people is disputed, it's often agreed that the first settlers by the Sestinda River were colonists from Gelydon, an ancient empire spanning from the Gulf of Sallent to the Dobrotava Mountains, where the modern northeastern border of Rozchevka is. Much of Rozchevka's population has traces of ancestry to these settlers, with Gelydon having influenced the culture of the nation today, including its alphabet, cuisine, holidays, and religion. The Gelydonians, having sent up to 5,000 colonists over the span of two centuries to establish their reach in this unexplored, yet resource-wealthy, region, eventually lost grip over this territory when a fleeing prince known as Alexander seceded from the empire and caused it to collapse into civil war in the 600s BC. The Zografellis Dynasty has roots which can be traced to Gelydon, specifically the fleeing prince.
The 15th century saw the displacement of Rozchevka's original inhabitants from the banks of the Sestina River, the Gelydonian settlers, due to a nomadic, horse-riding group known as the Roscheks. The Roscheks were a name given to various people of multiple ethnic backgrounds who fled from the west to escape persecution at the hands of their governments, most noted for their martial culture and exceptionally tolerant views, establishing small communities on the grasslands ranging from ten people to up to five thousand in small, riverside city-states. The Roscheks would live in relative peace and prosperity for the next century, with a few minor kingdoms arising; the most notable being the Kniazhestvo of Potollonia, an elective monarchy with a parliamentary system of governance where an astounding 5% of the population, mostly landowners, had the ability to participate in elections, including run and vote.