The Unitary State of New Kaliningrad is a sovereign state that gained independence from being just an oblast. New Kaliningrad was originally the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia, specifically of the Russian SFSR when it was part of the greater geopolitical entity of the USSR. New Kaliningrad is bordered by Lithuania to the north and east, Poland to the south, and the Baltic Sea to the west.
During early 1991, a coup d'état by a military faction stationed in the Kaliningrad Oblast demanded for independence due to the rising problems within the Soviet Union and the perceived weakening of the superpower. It was on the 9th of March that the rebelling officers and their subordinates completely controlled Kaliningrad. The coup was also supported by the people within Kaliningrad. The Russian SFSR was not able to counter the coup plotters mainly due to the fact that Kaliningrad is one of the most militarized area in Europe therefore there were a lot of high-end advance military hardware installed (even nuclear weapons) that are now under the control of the rebel soldiers.
On 26 December 1991, the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the subsequent formation of the Commonwealth of Independent States, acknowledged New Kaliningrad as one of the 16 republics of the USSR to gain independence.
Since then New Kaliningrad was administered by the military and its oligarchy (a group of affluent supporters to the creation of New Kaliningrad). The government also had complete control over the economy and decided to return the name of Königsberg to gain favor from Germany and the West. The government then financed the restructuring of the country to de-Soviet-ize New Kaliningrad. This included the demolition of the House of Soviets which was replaced by a grand structure named the Königsberg Mansion since it was built on the site of the destroyed Königsberg Castle.
By 1995 however, the public was enraged by the totalitarian reign of the government despite good standards of living and growing economy (mostly due to its trade with stable partners such as Russia, Germany, Poland, Belarus, the Baltic states, Finland, Sweden and Norway). The series of rallies forced the government to restructure itself to its current system. The exclusive oligarchy group was transformed into the State Ruling Party.
The government is an autocratic-bureaucracy and has a mix of stratocratic and kritarchic qualities with a semi-presidential system. The executive is ruled by the military while the judicial and legislative is ruled by the court.
All government official must be members of the the State Ruling Party which is officially a centrist with a slight lean to left-wing politics. To become a member of the Party, one must pass the strict requirements of being an "elite" - to be intellectual, to be a least in the middle-class, to have at least a bachelor's degree, etc. The State Ruling Party itself acts like a deliberative assembly and a unicameral parliament although it has no de jure authority, it has a de facto decision making power that ultimately directs the government and the country.
There are 3 important leaders in the country:
- General-Secretary - the "party president" or leader of the State Ruling Party and the de facto head of both state and government
- Premier - the commander-in-chief of the armed forces and the highest/most distinguished military officer and is the de jure head of state or president
- Chancellor - the chief justice of the supreme supreme court and the de jure head of government or prime minister
These 3 positions would be occupied by an appointee, majorly nominated by the State Ruling Party and would be given a mandate until they retire or until the party votes to change the official.
The government departments/ministries are headed by the Director-Generals who act as the cabinet while each administrative divisions (called districts) are headed by the Governor-Generals. A Chief Director-General heads the cabinet and a Chief Governor-General heads the district council.
The privy council and the position of Councillor is only a "placeholder" title for those individuals who are being introduced to the public in preparation for an appointment to a certain position. Councillors do not hold any real authority or power but may act as an adviser or as someone to represent a certain agenda. A Chief Councillor heads the Privy Council.
The mayors who are the executive heads of the smaller sub-units of the districts (such as cities, towns, and settlements) are appointed into office by the State Ruling Party either from the military, the Party, or from the Privy Council.
The government is also directly controlling the economy through its dirigistic "5-Year Economic Plan" and is labeled as a socialist state. The government, at some point, was a communist state and during war times may invoke communistic control of resources again.
New Kaliningrand is closely tied to its regional neighboring countries, most especially to Russia. However, it has only opened formal relations to them and does not have any existing diplomatic missions to countries beyond the region.
The citizens of the country tend to be obedient since Kalinin families are encouraged to employ strict discipline which is further enforced when Kalinins turn 18 and would have to undertake national conscription (since the military only have a small standing army). This strictness can be seen in public order as New Kaliningrad has a low crime rate despite every household having at least one dangerous weapon/firearm (as categorize by law; New Kaliningrad lightly restricts the ownership of weapons). All cities have also been meticulously planned beforehand with designated areas for certain purposes only.
Although it is a country that practices socialism (and even communism to some extent), the citizens of New Kaliningrad take great pride of their country and work hard to reach the "Kalinin dream" - to be a part of the State Ruling Party or at the very least attain the minimum standard of a "Kalinin Partymate". Most Kalinins tend to act according to the masses' concept of the members of the Party and try to emulate elitists and high-class personalities. This devotion positively affected the Kalinins to be industrious and to do their best in their own jobs which in turn gave New Kaliningrad a good reputation of being academic and technologically-competitive. New Kaliningrad also has a lot of college degree-holding citizens and achieved a 96% literacy rate.
Hobos, squatters, shanties, beggars and the like are rare to be seen in the cities since the government provides free housing to the lower class in designated areas and because Kalinins motivate themselves to be a member of the Party.