Continentalist Party of the United Commonwealth
|Continentalist Party of the United Commonwealth|
|Deputy Chair||Marie Laurent|
|Founded||May 1, 1917|
|Headquarters||510 Independence Way, Chicago|
|Student wing||Crimson Guard|
Continentalist Youth League of the United Commonwealth |
|Membership||42.9 million (2016)|
|International affiliation||Continentalist International|
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The Continentalist Party of the United Commonwealth (CPUC) is the founding and governing political party of the United Commonwealth of Continental States (UCCS). The CPUC is the sole governing party within the six Continental Republics of the Continental States and the various prefectures, permitting four caucus factions known as Registered Sections and six minor parties. The party was founded during the Continental Revolutionary War in 1918 by Aeneas Warren and Zhou Xinyue following the event known as the Boxcar Affair. From 1918-1920, the political party grew quickly within Appalachia and built underground militant cells throughout the Midwest. By the end of the 1920, the party had effectively removed the Federalist (FPUC)'s federal government from power in 21 former states of the United Commonwealth of America, leading to the establishment of the United Commonwealth of Continental States. It also controls the Continental Armed Forces, one of the world's largest militaries.
The Continentalist Party is officially committed to Marxist-Landonist political theory and is organized on the basis of democratic centralism, as espoused by select writings of Isaiah Landon. It is grounded on the theory that internal political criticism and discussion must be reconciled into a unified external party decision which will lead to the successful implementation of party policy and goals. Landonism, alongside the Five Virtues of the People and American unionism, were synthesized to create the country's operating ideology known as Continentalism. Within the party's manifesto, the modern party continues to uphold that there remains both a militant and gradualist approach to the implementation of socialism from within and the integration of the various independent states of North America. The CPUC regards itself as the party of the vanguard class that wields the sole authority to lead the proletarian revolution and the right to establish a dictatorship of the proletariat. It also believes it is the primary guarantor of democracy and socialism within the United Commonwealth, as exemplified by its recognition and allowance of the Registered Sections (legally authorized factions) and minor parties. Utilizing a modified syndicalist model which incorporate elements of public ownership, the party maintains that capitalism within the nation is a necessary transitional element essential for the future fruition of a socialist society.
Authority involving the approval, draft and development of policy is invested to the National Committee, a body composed of 600 delegates. Members of the National Committee range from influential local committeemen, leaders of labor unions to former members of the Central Congress. Members of the National Committee regularly convene every four year to draft important legislation and quotas for the Central Committee, who act as the standard expedient decision-making body for the party. The Central Committee is composed of the Secretariat (responsible for civil government), the Chairman (responsible for the civil component of the party), and the Commissioner of the Continental Armed Forces (responsible for the party's military component), as well as various other local leaders who are appointed by the National Committee. Although the three leadership posts have historically been divided among various individuals, within the last several decades, the three positions have coalesced by de facto under the office of the Secretariat.
The party is a founding member of the Continentalist International and maintains official party-to-party relations with other international Continentalist parties. Since the 1990s, it has also established ties with Marxist–Leninist parties and non-communist ruling parties, primarily those belonging to one-party states and dominant-party states, as well as social democratic parties.