Democratic-Republican Party of Sierra

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Democratic-Republican Party
Leader Maggie Chan (SC)
Chairperson Pat McLoughlin (GC)
Founded November 27, 1858 (1858-11-27)
Headquarters 1401 21st Street, Suite 200,
Bernheim, San Joaquin 95201
Student wing Collegiate Dem-Reps of Sierra
Youth wing Young Dem-Reps of Sierra
Women's wing National Federation of Democratic-Republican Women
LGBT wing Harvey Milk Democratic-Republicans
Overseas wing Global Democratic-Republicans
Membership 23,712,815 (2022)
Ideology Majority:
 • Centrism
 • Liberal democracy
 • Social liberalism
 • Neoliberalism
 • American unionism
 • Conservatism
 • Progressivism
 • Social democracy
 • Republicanism
Political position Yellow flag waving.svg Center to Center-left
International affiliation Liberal International
Progressive Alliance
American affiliation Liberal Democrats of America
Official colors      Cyan
Governing body Federal Executive Committee
69 / 155
House of Commons
92 / 326
American Parliament
23 / 65
14 / 46

Politics of the Kingdom of Sierra
Political parties
The Democratic-Republican Party (officially abbreviated as DRPS and shortened as Dem-Reps) is a liberal political party in Sierra. It is currently the part of a coalition government within the House of Commons and is the main governing party in the Senate. The current party leader is Maggie Chan (SC), who was held the position since October 16, 2017. It is the largest party in Anglo-America in terms of registered party membership, with more than 23 million members.

The party is the one of the oldest political parties in the world and was founded on November 28, 1858. It opposed the Royalists, and the two parties have dominated national politics. The party grew out of a republican opposition to the Sierran institution of monarchy. It championed agrarian interests, and later incorporated trade unionist and organized labor elements into the party. The Democratic-Republicans first came into power under Ulysses Perry, whose radical republican views and policies significantly curtailed the powers of the monarchy and gentry. His assassination triggered the Sierran Civil War, which ended with the victory of the Royalists and pacified the party's anti-monarchist wing. Following the war, the party's ideology diversified, and included social liberals, socialists, syndicalists, and nativists within its ranks.

At the turn of the century, the party officially abandoned its anti-monarchist platform in 1903. Nonetheless, it retained the "republican" within its name in homage to its roots and continued respect for cultural republicanism. From there, it shifted its focus increasingly towards promoting civil liberties and economic equality, a tradition that has remained steadfast with the party to the present date. It also embraced the Sierran Cultural Revolution, of which the Revolution's formative years were under Democratic-Republican governments.

There has been a total of 16 Democratic-Republican prime ministers, the first being Ulysses Perry, who served from 1867 to 1872 and in 1874 prior to his assassination. The most recent Democratic-Republican prime minister has been Prime Minister Steven Hong who was elected in 2008 and reelected in 2013. Like Perry, his tenure ended with his own assassination as well. Signature policies and legislation developed by the Democratic-Republican Party include a pension plan, universal healthcare, protections of civil rights and voting rights, food stamps, student loans and financial aid programs, anti-discrimination laws, and legalization of same-sex marriages nationwide. Historically a party built on the interests of poor, white farmers, and later unionized working-class citizens, the Democratic-Republican today consists of a broad and diverse coalition composed of social liberals, progressives, and centrists. The modern party has had a reliably loyal base of African Sierrans, Hispanic and Latino Sierrans, Arab Sierrans, the LGBT community, millennials, and single women.

From 2016 until 2020, the Democratic-Republicans were the main party within Her Royal Majesty's Loyal Opposition and lead a unified opposition alongside the Social Democrats and Green Party. Following the 2020 federal election, the Democratic-Republicans were in a near-tie with the Social Democrats and joined them as part of the Progressive Coalition In 2021, the DRPS won 72 seats and remained part of the Second Kwon ministry until they withdrew on September 25, 2022. Durign the 2022 Sierran federal election, the party emerged victorious formed a government for the first time since 2013. As of 2022, the DRPS holds 92 out of 326 in the House of Commons and 69 seats out of 155 in the Senate and is part of the grand coalition with the Royalists and both parties' respective allies. The Democratic-Republicans also hold 23 out of 65 seats of Sierra's delegation to the American Parliament. Within the Conference of American States, the Democratic-Republican Party is part of the Liberal Democrats of America, a coalition of liberal and democratic parties in the CAS, and is the leading party within the transnational political party.

History[edit | edit source]

1858–1877[edit | edit source]

Ulysses Perry, 3rd Prime Minister of Sierra (1867–72, 1872–74)

The Democratic-Republican Party traces its origins to the United States Democratic-Republican Party and concepts of Jeffersonian democracy. The Democratic-Republicans identified themselves as republicans who opposed the Sierran monarchy, and viewed the 1858 Constitution (which created the monarchial system and replaced the old California Republic) as a temporary arrangement and solution to the country's issues. The party was founded on November 27, on the same day as the foundation of Sierra and their chief rivals, the Royalists. Organizationally, the party struggled to develop a cohesive leadership and voter base in the Kingdom's formative years as its base consisted primarily of yeoman farmers and laborers, some of whom refused to accept the legitimacy of the 1858 Constitution. Consequently, the Democratic-Republicans and similar parties were unable to compete against the Royalists at the elections until about a decade later.

In 1867, the Democratic-Republicans gained control over the House for the first time. The party campaigned on a platform promising to restore power to the farming class and to end the "urban elitism" of the Royalists. They opposed the development of the Sierran peerage system, which encouraged and favored the agricultural lands of ennobled families over civilian farms, as well as the imposed protectionist tariffs. The party was led by several fiery orators who amassed popular supports, amongst them including Ulysses Perry, who became the party leader and subsequent Prime Minister of Sierra in the 1867 landslide election.

Perry and his supporters represented a large coalition of yeoman farmers, mechanics, tradesmen, and former prospectors who were troubled and alienated by the advances made by the Royalists and their interests at the expense of the farming class. They adamantly supported the immediate abolition of the monarchy and its associated aristocracy, and were labeled "Radical Democratic-Republicans". The moderates distinguished themselves as party members who supported republicanism, but felt that abolishing the monarchy was not the most important goal of the party. Moderates were more likely to favor gradual reforms done through democratic processes, and were more focused on economic issues which could be achieved through compromise. Perry's leadership and rhetoric inspired other radicals to rise up in ranks, and worked rapidly in Parliament to pass a series of laws known as the Bernheim Acts. The Bernheim Acts were aimed at curbing the amount of land the government could sell to private citizens (most of whom went to ennobled gentry) and to restrict the political activities of the nobility. The incident caused a partial breakdown in party decorum and line when Senator Landon and a group of other Democratic-Republicans began openly rebelling against the Kingdom. On April 13, 1874, Landon delivered the Bernheim Address before a public crowd and incited armed rebellion, thereby triggering the Sierran Civil War. Within days of the incident, as conflict erupted throughout the Styxie, the Democratic-Republican leadership disavowed the actions of Landon and his supporters, but effectively lost control and influence in the Styxie over the general populace as tens of thousands joined Landon's movement of Republicans either voluntarily or involuntarily.

The Democratic-Republicans' efforts were repeatedly blocked by the Royalist-controlled Senate, who either delayed legislation or altered it completely to a version the Democratic-Republicans refused to accept. In addition, some legislation were struck down by the Supreme Court through litigation sponsored by Royalist opponents. These political actions infuriated radical Democratic-Republicans and further inflamed tensions between the two main competing parties. After a year of gridlock, Perry decided to soften his rhetoric and agree to some concessions with the Royalists, namely through backing off the monarchy issue while he focused on labor and trade issues. Perry successfully compromised with the Royalists in acquiring subsidies for yeomen farmers in exchange for maintaining Trist-era tariffs on certain farming machinery and industrial products. Meanwhile, Perry continued Sierra's war with the United Commonwealth in the War of Contingency, which started during Trist's first government. He viewed the United Commonwealth as a threat to Sierra's own sovereignty, although rank and file party members were skeptical of Sierra waging war against another republic that sought to regain its breakaway territories.

Interparty relations soured shortly before the war concluded in 1868, partly due to dispute over Perry's terms and involvement in the post-war Christmas Accords negotiations. The Royalists accused Perry of being too soft on the United Commonwealth and complained about him for conceding over half of Sierra's New Mexican and Coloradan territories to Brazoria. They were also wary of the creation of the Deseret as they viewed the Mormons there with suspicion, and possibly subversive to the Sierran monarchy due to the Mormons' loyalty to their emergent church. The Democratic-Republicans lost power in 1872 when the Royalists entered into a coalition with the Styxie-based Federalists, although the displacement was short-lived. The party was able to regain control in 1874, though Perry's government lasted for only a month before the prime minister was assassinated on February 14, 1874 by unknown assailants.

Perry's sudden and circumstantial death aroused suspicions from the Democratic-Republican party leadership and voters that Perry was politically executed by the Royalist sympathizers. Prominent lawmakers including Senator Isaiah Landon believed it was an orchestrated assassination conspired by King Charles I himself, which further damaged inter-party relations and worsened the political situation.

1877–1901[edit | edit source]

Nicholas Calhoun, 7th Prime Minister of Sierra (1881-1882)

Throughout the civil war, Maxwell Gibson served as Prime Minister and was the leader of the moderate faction of the Democratic-Republican Party. Gibson himself was unable to enforce a republican agenda due to the civil war and eventually remained silent on the issue by late 1876 when the monarchist victory in the civil war was inevitable and Bernheim was captured after the brutal Bernheim Campaign of 1877. After the war, Gibson oversaw the beginning of reconstruction and rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-republican soldiers back into Sierran society as well as supported investment in the Styxie due to how damaged the region was during the war. Fremont himself was eventually elected in 1878 and ended Gibson's soft approach towards the provisional government in the Styxie. He toughened the government's stance towards the Styxie due to rising attacks fro neo-republican militias. Fremont and his government established a military government in the Styxie and other provinces that were occupied by the republican armies. The Democratic-Republicans, now the opposition party in parliament, advocated for a less hardline response towards republicans in the Styxie believing that violence would increase if retributions were carried out. They also opposed Fremont's attempts to switch the gold currency to fiat money. Most Democratic-Republicans at the time supported adopting a bimetallic standard which would add silver alongside gold. Tensions in the Styxie resulted in the electoral victory in the House of Commons for the Democratic-Republicans, under the leadership of Nicholas Calhoun. Calhoun was elected as Prime Minister, unopposed by his own party members in 1881 after Fremont resigned and conceded the election. The newly elected prime minister sought to find a compromise with the republican leaders in the Styxie, but after a failed assassination attempt during a visit to Bernheim in 1882, Calhoun resigned. Fremont succeeded him as Prime Minister in another round of elections in 1882 due to a motion of no confidence by the House Royalists, reneged by their surprise defeat in 1881. Not long after Fremont took over as prime minister, he increased the presence of the army in the Styxie to crackdown on republican sentiment and Landonist sentiments. Such actions were met with opposition from the Democratic-Republicans, but they could only do so much due to their status as the opposition party.

1901–1929[edit | edit source]

The remaining two decades of the 19th century saw the Royalists retain their status as the majority party following the end of the civil war. At the dawn of the 20th century, the Democratic-Republican Party found an opportunity to break out of their opposition status after Robert Landon, the son of the late Isaiah Landon, announced that he intended to run for prime minister in the 1901 general election. In the ensuing election, Robert Landon won and defeated the Royalist incumbent, Joseph Starling, and formed a new Democratic-Republican government and created a new majority in parliament. Landon's first term as prime minister would be dominated by the "Republican question", a controversial debate on whether or not the Democratic-Republicans should continue to advocate for political republicanism or drop it from the party's official platform. This resulted in an emergency party gathering in Bernheim in 1903 to finally settle the issue. The debate was intense and ultimately ended with political republicanism being dropped from the platform, a decision that Robert Landon reluctantly agreed to follow by, though this resulted in disillusioned members of the party breaking off and forming the Reformed Republican Party to continue the pursuit for political republicanism. Landon served as prime minister from 1901 until his defeat in the 1909 election by his Royalist opponent, Henry Gage, with Landon serving as Leader of the Opposition until 1912 when he ran for prime minister and won again regaining the office and forming a new majority government and chose Phillip Judd as deputy prime minister from 1912 until 1916.

Landon's second term was dominated by the issue of World War I and whether or not Sierra should enter the conflict. During his tenure, Landon was opposed to the war and signed the Royal Neutrality Act of 1914 declaring the Great War a European affair and one that Sierra had no stakes or interest in. Further more, Landon and the Sierran government were concerned over the Empire of Japan due to its expansionist policies, especially after the Russo-Japanese War, and feared that the Japanese could potentially attack Sierra's overseas holdings, most notably the Sierran East Indies. With Sierra's neutrality secured for the time being, Landon focused more on the Sierran Cultural Revolution, an event that he expressed a neutral stance towards fearing that the Democratic-Republicans could lose the Styxie to the Reformed Republicans due to both holding hostile views and were vocally opposed to the revolution and its aims. Landon's neutral stance towards the revolution and increased pressure from the Preparedness Movement caused significant internal issues and in 1916 there was an assassination attempt made on him for not vocally opposing the revolution. While he survived, Landon ultimately resigned and Judd took over as prime minister on February 8th, 1916 and was re-elected in the 1917 general election. Sierra's neutrality, along with that of the rest of Anglo-America, was ultimately ended once the discovery of the Zimmerman Telegram was made public, a telegram from the German Empire to Mexico requesting that they attack Brazoria and Sierra's southern provinces to capture lost territory and join the Central Powers. Judd attended the Washington Declaration in Washington D.C. along with other Anglo-American representatives and parliament unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the declaration and declared war on the Central Powers and finalizing Sierra's entry into the First World War.

After the official declaration of war on April 6th 1917, the Sierran Crown Armed Forces was mobilized and Judd prepared to send two corps of the Sierran Royal Army and Sierran Royal Marines to fight on the Western Front as part of the First Army of the American Expeditionary Forces. The Democratic-Republicans managed to retain their status as a the majority party in parliament and Sierra's entry into the First World War ended up advancing the desire for racial equality and equal rights among Sierra's East Asian and other racial minority populations with at least four divisions of Han Sierrans fighting on the Western Front. Judd's government oversaw the deployment of Sierran and Anglo-American troops and oversaw the end of the war and the victory for the Allied Powers. Towards the end of the war, Judd was pressured by the United Kingdom and France to send troops to fight in the Russian Civil War and he complied signing and passing the Russian Resolution on June 28th, 1918 with the first Sierran troops arriving in the Russian Far East in August. Judd would attend the Paris Peace Conference and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles officially ending World War I, but his government would become see a decline of support due to the intervention in the Russian Civil War and the party advancing the goals of the Sierran Cultural Revolution, a decision that costed the Democratic-Republicans the loss of San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Tahoe, and Reno to the Reformed Republicans in the 1918 provincial elections. In the 1919 general election, Judd lost and was succeeded by Reformed Republican Hiram Johnson as prime minister. The latter half of the 1920s would see both Judd and Johnson engage in a public feud with the event being labeled as the "Republican schism" as the two parties switched positions in politics from opposition party to a majority government. The feud would divide both the republican and liberal vote resulting in a Royalist victory in the 1924 general election and Earle Coburn to become prime minister until 1927 when the Democratic-Republicans took power as the dominate party once more.

1928–1945[edit | edit source]

Poncio Salinas, 15th Prime Minister of Sierra (1939-1946).

In 1927, Poncio Salinas was elected prime minister and returned the Democratic-Republicans to their position as the dominate party in parliament. Realizing that the Reformed Republicans still held significant influence, especially within the Styxie, Salinas managed to negotiate with the Reformed Republicans and successfully created a coalition government between both the Reformed and Democratic-Republicans which saw the latter not only regain control over the Styxie, but also gain influence in the Central Valley and many southern provinces, especially the coastal ones. Salinas himself had favored the cultural revolution and would help force the Reformed Republicans and the rest of his party to get behind supporting the revolution saying that it was inevitable in a 1928 speech he gave when addressing parliament. While he did face backlash from MPs in the Styxie, his efforts payed off and would help the Democratic-Republicans regain control over most of the Styxie provinces, especially in the urban parts of the region, though faced stiff opposition in the rural areas from conservative factions of the Reformed Republicans. Salinas was able to consolidate a strong coalition of republican and liberal voters, but faced opposition from conservative members of his own party and by many from the Central Valley with his future electoral opponent, Christopher Roux, running against him claiming that he was a "Styxiecrat only" and did nothing to represent his constituency. While Roux would win in the 1934 election, Salinas was a strong opposition leader and later won re-election in 1939 and remained in office until 1946. During the latter half of his term, Salinas would oversee Sierra's involvement in World War II where he initially declared neutrality, but approved sending aid to assist China against the Empire of Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War and his opposition towards Japanese imperialism made him and his cabinet popular as concerns over Japanese aggression were strong in Sierra despite the country's reluctance to enter the war until 1941. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service, Salinas officially declared war on Japan and the Axis Powers dragging Sierra and the rest of Anglo-America into the Second World War, though both Canada and Rainier were fighting as early as 1940. Salinas' declaration of war was accepted by Louis II and was permitted to form a new cabinet composing of all parties.

In January 1942, Salinas formed a new government commonly known as the War Cabinet and included members from all major parties at the time, though the highly prioritized positions of Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister were filled by Democratic-Republicans, and formed a new government to showcase Sierra's united support behind the war effort and the fight against the Axis Powers. After mobilization was completed, the Sierran Royal Navy was mobilized and sent to engage the Japanese in the Pacific alongside the marines and other Allied fleets, mainly the British Royal Navy. On February 12th 1942, the Democratic-Republican controlled parliament passed the National Service Act of 1942 and instituted conscription for the general population mandating all citizens between the ages of 18-42 to register in Selective Service to be prepared for potential military service. This was to boost the manpower for the armed forces and allow the Sierrans to fighting the Pacific and allow other Anglo-American nations to focus on fighting Nazi Germany in North Africa and Europe later on. In 1941, Salinas agreed to send material aid to assist the Soviet Union and the Red Army fighting on the Eastern Front and in 1942 the Trans-Pacific Eastern Line was established allowing material aid from both Sierra and Rainier to be sent over to Russia to aid the Soviets against Germany and other European Axis forces.

1945–1970[edit | edit source]

1970–2000[edit | edit source]

2000–present[edit | edit source]

Name and symbol[edit | edit source]

The Democratic-Republican Party has used the same name since its founding in 1858. Its name is based on its initial party ideals: a democratic republic. It represented the early anti-monarchist faction which opposed the institution of a monarchy and sought to abolish the monarchy or reduce its powers through democratic means. Anglo-American republicanism was rampant and prolific throughout Anglo-America and was the model of governance in Sierra's predecessor state, the California Republic. The republic struggled with corruption, post-war debt, high crime rates, political gridlock, and bureaucratic inefficiency. During the California Constitutional Convention, republicanism represented one of the two main ideological factions. The rise of monarchism was seen as a reactionary movement towards the republican experiment in California. Republicans generally believed the Californian Constitution could be preserved but changed to increase the powers of the state to address its flaws. They favored a modified version of the government used in the United States, which would increase powers of both the executive and the legislature. Aspects of the republicans' proposals were later adopted through a compromise with the Monarchists who favored a Westminster-style parliamentary democracy.

Ideology and political positions[edit | edit source]

Economic issues[edit | edit source]

The Democratic-Republicans have generally supported equal economic opportunity; a base for a social safety net supported by strong unions and a robust welfare state. The welfare state is generally supports a higher minimum wage, strong collective bargaining, a universal healthcare system along with federally funded federal education and housing. The Democratic-Republicans have traditionally supported government initiatives such as large-scale infrastructure projects, state-sponsored economic development and job programs since the 1950s due to post-war infrastructure and urban development programs enacted by Faulkner in the mid-late 50s. Since the 1980s, the party has supported centrist economic reforms which includes reducing the size of the government and market regulations. Democratic-Republican economic policies have rejected both market socialism and laissez-fair economics instead preferring to use Keynesian economic policies when it comes to economics.

Legal issues[edit | edit source]

The Democratic-Republican Party has leaned to the left on legal issues, especially in the modern era. The Democratic-Republicans support strict gun control measures in order to crack down on murder, mass shootings and homicide. Democratic-Republicans have been the leading party on the issue of gun control introducing gun control legislation in parliament. Since 2008, the party has called for a national ban on military grade assault weapons and is part of the party's platform. Most Democratic-Republicans support gun control, though some from the Southern and Western provinces have been more hesitant to introduce gun control legislation. Democratic-Republicans have held more negative views of the death penalty than the Royalists, though most Democratic-Republican MPs have generally avoided pushing to abolish the death penalty with only select Dem-Rep and/or liberal-leaning provinces ending the practice all together rather than end it on a federal level.

Social issues and civil rights[edit | edit source]

Traditionally, the Democratic-Republican Party has taken left-wing and liberal stances on social issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion. Democratic-Republicans support the legalization of same-sex marriage and civil unions. The Democratic-Republicans first announced their support for civil unions in the 1990s and began pushing for same-sex marriage to be legalized in the provinces by 2004 with San Francisco being the first province the legalize it. Legalization later expanded into the Styxie, though this was met with contention between various party factions in the region. Civil rights has been a major aspect of the party's platform and Dem-Reps support affirmative action and equal opportunity for Sierrans of all races and backgrounds as well as support for the rights of immigrants in the country. Dem-Reps oppose torture and have called for its abolition since the 2010s and has intensified among left-wing and progressive political factions in the party.

Democratic-Republicans support easy access to abortion believing it to be a women's choice and have opposed the Royalists in their attempts to restrict access to it. Reproductive rights have been a key part of the party's stances on social issues since the 1960s and Democratic-Republican governors and officials have imposed less regulations on abortion and have supported easy access towards contraceptives such as the pill and others. Provinces with Dem-Rep governors and/or Dem-Rep majorities in the provincial governments have ranked low on abortion regulation charts and have scored low ratings among the Sierran National Right to Life Foundation and other pro-life organizations. Democratic-Republicans support increased gun control, assault weapon bans, universal background checks, and other laws restricting access to guns. The party also supports increased levels of government transparency and increased privacy laws.

Foreign policy issues[edit | edit source]

The Democratic-Republican Party has historically adhered to ardent non-interventionist and anti-war sentiments in terms of foreign policy. During the first three years of World War I, the Democratic-Republican controlled parliament passed the Neutrality Act of 1914 and avoided going to war up until 1917 after the Zimmerman Telegram was released. In the modern era, the party is mostly anti-war with the official platform calling for all diplomatic measures to be used and for war to be a last resort as of 2016. In 2001, the party voted for the invasion of Afghanistan, but was divided on the invasion of Iraq and by 2006, became the leading party opposing the continued presence in the region and favored developing an exit strategy in order to leave Iraq as quickly as possible. As of 2017, the Democratic-Republican Party's voter base leans strongly in an anti-war direction and has called for Sierra to decrease its presence in the world.

Republicanism[edit | edit source]

While the party was founded on the principals of republicanism and abolishing the monarchy, political republicanism was largely dropped from the party's platform after the Convention of 1903 where the party dropped it believing that continuing to hold onto such a position was counterproductive as the monarchy had been strengthened following the Civil War and was growing its support via the cultural revolution. In the modern era, the Democratic-Republican Party supports cultural republicanism, a variety of cultural customs, traditions celebrations and norms that honor the cause of republicanism, historic republican figures such as Landon and Mark Bishop, and are done in opposition to various events and celebrations held in the honor of the monarchy. Only individual politicians and party/ideological factions support political republicanism and there exists a rift between cultural republicans and political republicans, also known as radical republicans. While they're a distinct minority, there exist conservative members of the party and Christian democrats which both support the monarchy and are frequently one of the few Democratic-Republican politicians to oppose all forms of republicanism and attend events honoring the monarchy.

Platform[edit | edit source]

Overview[edit | edit source]

Economic Policy

Social Policy

Foreign Policy

  • Reaffirm relationships with those in the Pacific, the Americas, and Europe
  • Support for Israel
  • Decrease military presence in the Middle East
  • Promote democracy and refuse to engage in relations with repressive regimes

Organization[edit | edit source]

Structure[edit | edit source]

The Federal Executive Committee is the governing body of the Democratic-Republican Party and is lead by the chair who is usually appointed by either the party leader or by the FEC in an internal election. As the governing body of the party, the FEC oversees all of the party's most important and vital functions and decisions including collecting donations from party members, dictating the party's platform, aiding and supporting candidates in in local, provincial and federal elections, and choosing the next party leader during leadership elections. The FEC also maintains the party's connections with its provincial affiliates and territorial associate parties.

The Democratic-Republican Party is made up of two sections; the federal party and parliamentary party. The federal party is headed by the FEC which organizes the party on a federal level which includes the party's messaging, overseeing its affiliated organizations, maintaining the party's official membership as well as its internal organization. The parliamentary party is the party's divisions within parliament where Democratic-Republicans elected to either houses of parliament are organized into caucuses such as the House Democratic-Republican Caucus in the House of Commons and Senate Democratic-Republican Caucus in the Senate. Both caucuses help organize the Democratic-Republican Party in Parliament and help formulate the party's message, ideology, platform and policies both when the party is in government or within the opposition. Both caucuses are lead by individual leaders with the House Democratic-Republicans being lead by the party leader, who is a MP in the modern era, and the Senate Democratic-Republicans lead by a chair appointed by the caucus or by the party leader if they are selected following a leadership or deputy leadership election.

Provincial and state parties[edit | edit source]

Provincial Democratic-Republican Parties have their own organization and structure including their own leaders, committees, governing bodies and affiliated organizations. Provincial parties maintain connections to the federal party by sending representatives to the FEC to serve as members or delegates on the committee where they can dictate party policy, the platform and participate in federal party leadership and deputy leadership elections. Provincial parties often times support most or all of the same policies and positions of the mainstream Democratic-Republican Party, though there are variations such as the San Joaquin Democratic-Republican Party which is more liberal conservative and the San Francisco Democratic-Republican Party which espouses social democracy and liberal socialism both of which are not the official ideology of the party. Democratic-Republican parties in Santa Clara and the rest of the core provinces in the Styxie are known to espouse republicanism which was dropped from the party's official platform in 1903.

The Democratic-Republican Party organizes in Hawaii as the Democratic-Republican Coalition of Hawaii across all of Hawaii which organizes all of the DRPS affiliates in all States of Hawaii and is the main party representing the DRPS in Hawaii proper. While the DRCH has members on the Federal Committee, they're more autonomous compared to provincial parties and are more independent, but are still affiliated with the DRPS as a devolved affiliated party. The party doesn't organize in the Deseret and prefers to support the Honeybee Party instead whose members run on the Democratic-Republican ticket during federal elections to the House of Commons through an agreement between the two parties.

Membership[edit | edit source]

Voter base[edit | edit source]

Factions[edit | edit source]

Contemporary[edit | edit source]

  • Christian Democratic-Republicans of Sierra
  • Conservative Caucus of Democratic-Republicans
  • Libertarian Caucus of Democratic-Republicans
  • New Democratic-Republicans
  • Progressive Caucus of Democratic-Republicans
  • New Republican Caucus

Historical[edit | edit source]

  • Radical Republicans
  • Moderate Democratic-Republicans
  • Democratic-Republican Farmers

Electoral history[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]