Bloom

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Republic of Bloom
BloomFlag.png
Capital City Bloom
Government Parliamentary Democracy
Prime Minister Slushhi
Founded January 2017
Other Settlements New Siata, New Boston, Angullia, Narda, Fort Dale
Demonym Bloomean, Bloom, Bloomese, Bloomer
Population ~28
Location [1]

History

Founding

The Republic of Bloom was founded in January 2017 by dBeatzx, the first and only President of the Republic. It was founded on the principles of freedom and democracy. Originally the capital itself consisted of several Victorian style manor houses and a small quartz town hall - the original town was eventually demolished to make way for a much larger city plan.

Much of Bloom's early population came from the town of Angullia, led by Slushhi, which agreed to join Bloom. By the end of May Angullia's citizens had organised into a political party, Angullia Republic.

The first general election was held from the 1st to the 4th of June, 2017.

June 2017 General Election Results
Party Leader Votes (%) Seats Seats (%)
Conservatives alzdadog 45.45% 5 55.56%
Angullian Republic Slushhi 45.45% 3 33.33%
Independents N/A 6.06% 1 11.11%
People's Party Unknown 3.03% 0 0%

Aleh56 Ministry

Building the capital

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In the final days of his term, Aleh56 launched 'Project Bloom'. This was a plan to massively expand the city, creating a large, flat area with looser restrictions on what you could build. The layout was marked out for the roads however progress was slow.

City of Bloom in June 2017 with Parliament on the left and an incomplete Bank on the right.

Monaco/Angullia split

Stagnation

Autumn of Discontent

By the end of Summer 2017 Bloom began declining, largely due to server issues. The Autumn was marked by slow growth and personal conflict between the remaining active citizens.

Cazards Ministry

*cut upkeep

During the Cazards Ministry, a New Republic MP, Arumos, helped keep Bloom alive. He carried on and completely much of 'Project Bloom' on his own and continued inviting new citizens to Bloom.

Arumos Ministry

As voting commenced for Prime Minister a dispute arose between Arumos and darkhorse18909 over the ownership of a snow golem grinder. After an inconclusive first round, Arumos was elected Prime Minister with 4 votes to 3 in Parliament in the second round. Over the next two weeks progress was completely stalled as Arumos and darkhorse18909 engaged in arguing, minor griefing and attempting to raid each others homes. An ultimatum was issued by the Conservatives who were supporting Arumos in government for the disputes to end or he would be voted out of office. With the conflict continuing, then a Conservative MP, Nessie97 started a vote of no confidence in Arumos. The Conservatives, now led by Rakoch_, decided to push for an early general election instead of voting out Arumos. In light of the early general election, the vote of no confidence was rejected.

Nessie97 Ministry

As the election loomed, Nessie97 brought together Arumos and darkhorse18909 who had put their differences aside and formed a new party, the United Alliance. In the October 2017 election the United Alliance performed well taking 4 out of 9 seats, with the Conservatives also taking 4 and the Democratic Republicans taking 1 seat. In the Prime Minister election that followed Nessie97 was comfortably elected with Conservative MP FlyingHamster22 voting for Nessie97 rather than the Conservative candidate, Rakoch_. Nessie97 also secured the support of the Democratic Republican MP, CasualNuker. Nessie97 chose to work with the Conservatives and appointed several Conservative MPs to his cabinet.

The new government continued to be gripped by conflict, at the end of the previous term Nessie97 had attempted to ban iOminous from Bloom and this conflict continued. Bloom for the first time since it's founding was closed off to outsiders to prevent iOminous from easily returning after a vote in Parliament, initiated by Conservative MP FlyingHamster22.

Towards the end of the Nessie97 Ministry the conflict between Arumos and darkhorse18909 flared up again, this time involving their friend RedPandaJungle as well. All were removed from the government by Nessie97. Arumos remained in Bloom while darkhorse18909 and RedPandaJungle left because of their sacking. Infighting within the government continued after Nessie97's former Deputy Prime Minister, Meaghann, tried to get him banned from the server on fake accusations.

The situation continued to worsen when 2 of Bloom's 3 judges, Xcios and Truck_Man1234 left to form an independent town with Meaghann called Ezvark.

Rakoch_ Ministry

On the 28th of November Rakoch_ was elected to serve as Bloom's 5th Prime Minister with 5 votes to 4, bringing an end to a lot of the troubles that Bloom had faced over the previous 3 months.

The City of Bloom in January 2018. Under Rakoch_, much of the city was finally completed.

Reform

In the early days of the Rakoch_ Ministry the electoral system in Bloom was completely reformed with overwhelming support from Parliament. Proportional Representation, where citizens vote for political parties rather than individual candidates, was adopted in an effort to make elections simpler for new citizens.

The daily percentage tax was also immediately cut in half then several weeks later it was abolished entirely by Rakoch_.

Growth

After nearly four months of stagnation and then decline Bloom began to grow again. At the end of November 2017 Bloom's population was at it's lowest levels since April that year. Aided by an influx of new players, an end to infighting and a host of new assistants, Bloom experienced the most rapid growth in it's history - going from just 68 citizens to 201 by the end of Rakoch_'s term.

The size of the capital was also greatly expanded.

Rakoch_ was responsible for many of the buildings around Bloom being completed, freeing up a lot of prebuilt housing for new citizens - despite complaints from Liberal Party members that there were too many houses being built.

Rise of the Liberals and the meme war

Conservative Party advertisement from December 2017 attacking the Liberal leader, dBeatzx (left) and United Alliance leader, Nessie97 (right).

In December 2017, Bloom's original founder and first and first President, dBeatzx, returned to found the Liberal Party with independent MP, Slushhi. The Liberal Party grew quickly taking a lot of party members from the Conservatives. The Liberal Party continued it's rise when it absorbed the United Alliance, with Nessie97 replacing Slushhi as the Deputy Leader of the newly rebranded Liberal Alliance.

The Conservative minority government faced wipeout with the Liberal Alliance looking likely to win 7 out of 9 seats in the Bloom Parliament. Around this time, the meme war between the Conservatives and the Liberals began.

Throughout the meme war the two sides relentlessly attacked each other with propaganda.

With a month still to go before the next election the Liberals were reaching a high. In Parliament the Liberals held 4 out of 9 seats, with the Conservative government also clinging on with 4 out of 9 seats. Soon the Liberals would disintegrate after Nessie97 and the United Alliance left the Liberal Alliance and Slushhi was reinstated as party deputy leader. Weeks before the January General Election dBeatzx resigned as party leader causing chaos within the remaining party. Now worried about the prospects of not being elected to Parliament, all of the remaining Liberal candidates defected to the Conservatives.

Collapse of the Conservatives

Deciding not to contest the next election, Rakoch_ announced he was standing down as Conservative leader. Only two candidates came forward for the Conservative leadership, Boombox59 and FlyingHamster22. Boombox59 was elected party leader by the majority of party members several weeks before the election.

With the Liberals tearing themselves apart many of the candidates defected to the Conservatives and the ill-fated decision was taken by the new leader to accept them as Conservative candidates in the new 15 seat Parliament.

Liberal Party advertisement from December 2017 attacking the Conservatives on the number of incomplete buildings in the city.

The election was held at the end of January, the Conservatives won by a landslide with 78.57% of the vote to United Alliance's 21.43%. The decision to take in ex-Liberals as candidates proved fatal for Boombox59 when 4 other newly elected Conservative MPs put themselves forward for Prime Minister. In a surprise turn of events, FlyingHamster22 was elected Prime Minister with 9 out of 15 votes - including support from the United Alliance.

The new FlyingHamster22 led Conservative government got off to a controversial start when Nessie97, leader of the United Alliance, was appointed Deputy Prime Minister - angering ambitious Conservative MPs, with some threatening to vote of no confidence the Prime Minister.

Controversy continued to stalk the government with infighting between the Deputy Prime Minister, Nessie97, and the Housing Secretary, InvictusX. InvictusX was using new powers to evict Nessie97 from land close to the centre of the city. The conflict spilled over into the High Court where InvictusX was accused of abuse of power but the case quickly fell apart. Minor conflicts and arguments continued to arise.

With the Conservative Party too split and the government blocked by infighting an early election seemed inevitable. Two time former Deputy Prime Minister and ex-Conservative MP, truejedi52, founded a new party, the Traditionalists and was supported by defections from 5 Conservative MPs: cazards, Rakoch_, dBeatzx, alzdadog and iOminous. Voting for an early election, the Traditionalists continued to support FlyingHamster22's government until the election.

The Conservative Party suffered another split as two more Conservative MPs, Slushhi and Xcios, left to form their own party, the Reform Party.

truejedi52 Ministry and Limbo

After just 23 days the 6th term Parliament had voted for an early election, with support from the Conservative leader Boombox59, the Traditionalists were able to come to power and truejedi52 was elected Prime Minister.

February 2018 General Election Results
Party Leader Votes (%) Seats Seats (%) Swing (%)
Traditionalists truejedi52 39.29% 6 40.00% +39.29%
Conservatives Boombox59 25.00% 4 26.67% -53.57%
Reform Party Slushhi 21.43% 3 20.00% +21.43%
United Alliance Nessie97 17.86% 2 13.33% -3.57%

Despite the recent turmoil Bloom had remained prosperous and was continuing to grow. However, this came to an end when 10 days into truejedi52's term rumours surfaced that the server, Rebirthcraft, was being sold. Eventually this was confirmed to be true and after massive uncertainty and instability the server was reset.

Determined to carry on and rebuild Bloom, truejedi52 began planning and building the infrastructure for the new Bloom with the continued support of most of Bloom's citizens. Unfortunately the same server instability continued and Parliament agreed to relocate Bloom to Arctic Worlds - a split from Rebirthcraft.

On Arctic, progress for the new Bloom was slow and activity was at rock bottom but the nation carried on. The government was down to 2/15 MPs towards the end of the term but managed to hang on due to inactivity from the other parties in Parliament.

2nd Aleh56 Ministry

Decline

Towards the end of the term, ex-Traditionalist MP and former Prime Minister Aleh56 (alzdadog) founded the Free Democratic Party taking members from the Traditionalists. At the same time, Slushhi transformed the Reform Party into the Libertarian Party. The next election was held on schedule saw the FDP come to power in an alliance with the Conservatives. Nessie97 became acting Prime Minister after truejedi52 lost his seat in Parliament, two days later alzdadog was narrowly elected Prime Minister by Parliament after a tie with Slushhi had lasted several days.

April 2018 General Election Results
Party Leader Votes (%) Seats Seats (%) Swing (%)
Free Democratic Party alzdadog 42.86% 5 41.67% +42.86%
Libertarian Party Slushhi 38.10% 5 41.67% +38.10%
Conservatives Boombox59 14.29% 2 16.67% -10.71%
Traditionalists truejedi52 4.76% 0 0.00% -34.52%

Over the next month little progress was made, despite a rise in activity, Arctic Worlds continue to experience critical problems and eventually began collapsing.

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Politics

Government

Divisions

Territory of North Island

City of New Siata

City of New Boston

Law & Criminal Justice

Foreign Relations

Geography

Great Northern Territory

The Great Northern Territory is the largest governed area, covering all of Bloom's tundra and its savannah region. Due to its diverse climate and large unoccupied space, the territory has become Bloom's primary space for farming, with large pumpkin and potato farms, both public and private, sprouting up there. The area was originally home to an abandoned fort, which Bloom took over and converted into a small town. It is governed by Locke.

Town of Angullia

Anguilla is a town north of the Capital Territory. Originally the town was it's own separate nation, Casia. The town has rail connections to both the Capital and the Great Northern Territory. The buildings that populate the municipality are various now abandoned homes, small farms, and the old church. The town is governed by Slushhi as mayor. Bordering north of Angullia is the town of Haven, which is home to a fort.

Capital Territory

The Capital Territory is the oldest area of Bloom, the most populous, and the center of economic activity and government. The Capital Territory is also home to multiple townships, including Bloom.

Bloom

Bloom is the most populated area of the Capital Territory and of Bloom as a whole. The city is a hub for government activity, with the Parliament, the Conservative Party HQ, and the Cabinet Building all located there. Bloom is also a transportation hub for the country, with the rail station serving many national and international connections.

Other Settlements

Being the first territory and also the only one for a good portion of time, the Capital Territory is home to many other settlements. Apart from Bloom, two other towns are in the territory, Narda and New Siata, connected by the South Rail and governed by Nessie97 and dBeatZx respectively.Another minor settlement is Little Sweden, a small village just south of the capital.

Railway

Being a large country and one with many distant settlements, Bloom has developed a large interconnected railway system, with many national connections and a connections to various international hubs. The two primary railways for national transport is the South Rail, connecting Bloom to Narda and New Siata, and the O.R.I.N, connecting Bloom to Anguilla and the Great Northern Territory.

Prime Ministers of Bloom

Every elected Prime Minister of Bloom since the first elections were held in June 2017.

No. Portrait Name Term of Office Political Party Government
1
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Aleh56 7th of June

2017

15th of August

2017

2 months, 6 days

(69 days total)

Conservative 1st Aleh56 Ministry

(CON Majority)

2
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cazards 15th of August

2017

22nd of September

2017

1 month, 7 days

(38 days total)

Conservatives cazards Ministry

(CON Majority)

3
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Arumos 22nd of September

2017

11th of October

2017

19 days New Republic Arumos Ministry

(NR - CON Coalition)

4
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Nessie97 11th of October

2017

28th of November

2017

1 month, 17 days

(48 days total)

United Alliance Nessie97 Ministry

(UA - CON Coalition)

5 Rakoch .png Rakoch_ 28th of November

2017

30th of January

2018

2 months, 2 days

(63 days total)

Conservatives Rakoch_ Ministry

(CON Majority)

6
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FlyingHamster22 30th of January

2018

21st of February

2018

22 days Conservatives FlyingHamster22 Ministry

(CON - TRAD - UA Coalition)

7
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truejedi52 21st of February

2018

23rd of April

2018

2 months, 2 days

(61 days total)

Traditionalist truejedi52 Ministry

(TRAD Minority)

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Nessie97 23rd of April

2018

25th of April

2018

2 days Free Democratic Party
8
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Aleh56 25th of April

2018

11th of June

2018

4 months, 19 days

(141 days total)

Free Democratic Party 2nd Aleh56 Ministry

(FDP - CON Coalition)

11th of June

2018

14th of August

2018

3rd Aleh56 Ministry

(FDP - CON Coalition)

14th of August

2018

12th of September

2018

4th Aleh56 Ministry

(FDP - Activist Coalition)

9 Slushhi.png Slushhi 12th of September

2018

23rd of October

2018

- Activist Party 1st Slushhi Ministry

(Activist Majority)

23rd of October

2018

Present 2nd Slushhi Ministry

(LCP - CON - Activist Coalition)

Liberal Capitalist

Party (LCP)