Federalist Party of the United Commonwealth
|Federalist Party |
|Founded||May 16, 1870|
|Headquarters||332 W Broadway, Louisville|
|Student wing||Committee of Federalist Collegiates|
|Youth wing||Federalist Youth of America|
|Membership||37.1 million (2015)|
• Economic liberalism
• American unionism
• One-nation Conservatism
• Right-wing populism
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The Federalist Party, previously known as the Federalist Unionist Party is a political party in the United Commonwealth. It is a center-right leaning political party, but has been shifting further and further to the political right in recent years. Since 2016, the Federalist Party is the leading opposition party in the National Assembly against the ruling Continentalist Party and has been vocal in its opposition to the dominant-party system that's been in place since 1922.
Officially founded in 1870, its true origins were during the War of Contingency when the Unionist Cabal, organized by military generals Matthew William Hill, the second Executive Secretariat and George Warren, openly came out in support of manifest destiny and continental unification. Hill and Warren were avid supporters of reestablishing the United States, but with the ending of the war, the Federalist became instrumental in forming the successor state known as the United Commonwealth. Established on the principles of centralization, equality under the law for women and minorities, the Federalist outlined an incredibly progressive constitution that has since governed the nation. Valuing instant-runoff voting, coalition building with independents and ideologically aligning with members of other parties, it is a political party built off cooperation.
Through its history, the party has undergone corruption, reform and almost extinction. From 1870 to 1919, the Federalist Party was the ruling party of the nation having managed to dwarf its rivals in the Liberal Party and Moderate Party in the seats it held in the assembly. The Federalist rule came to an end in 1922 after it was overthrown by the Continentalists during the Coninental Revolutionary War and fled the country eventually creating a self-proclaimed provisional government in exile in Sierra. The Federalist Party didn't return to the United Commonwealth until 1972 and won the 1972 election. Since the 1970s, the Federalists have worked with the Moderate Party and Civic Democratic Party to oppose the Continentalists, but have been the opposition party since 2016.
- 1 History
- 2 Platform
- 3 Executive Secretariats
- 4 Organization
The origins of the Federalist Party date back to the Unionist Cabal, the unofficial name for the provisional government established in late 1865 following the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth and his group of conspirators. Two of the leading members of the cabal were Union Army generals Matthew William Hill and George Warren who helped establish and oversaw a military government and martial law which was declared in early 1866 in response to multiple reports of secessionist gatherings and towns harboring the conspirators. Eventually the United Commonwealth would be formally created in January 1867 and the Unionist Cabal was reorganized into the Union Party which advocated for restoring the United States by any means necessary. The Union Party remained the sole legal political party throughout the entire War of Contingency and led the armies of the Commonwealth in all fronts. By the late autumn of 1868, the Union Armies had been defeated in the west and support for the war had wained significantly in the Commonwealth territories. The Unionist government agreed to a peace agreement and formally surrendered on December 25th 1868 after signing the Christmas Accords and signed the Treaty of Salinas in 1869 to formally end hostilities.
The Union Party would reorganize into the Federalist Party on May 16 1870 and became the dominate party in the United Commonwealth for over fifty years. Throughout the 1870s, the Federalists were hostile with Sierra and focused on rebuilding the nation which had suffered greatly as a result of both the American Civil War and the War of Contingency. This lead to the National Reconstruction Period which saw major infrastructure projects being undertaken to rebuild ruined cities and build new roads. The period also saw major efforts to integrate the remaining states into the United Commonwealth and the nation sought diplomatic recognition as a sovereign nation, a neutral country, and the legal successor to the now-defunct United States. All three objectives were achieved by 1872, though diplomatic ties would remain troublesome under the early Federalist administrations due to uneasy relations with the Northeast Union, Superior, Free Sate of Canaan and the Kingdom of Sierra. Sierran-United Commonwealth relations were limited and turbulent and both countries were largely hostile by 1874.
Building the commonwealth
Post-revolution and exile
Return and Liberal Troubles
- Continue the mass reconstruction of infrastructure that was neglected by the Liberal and Moderate parties.
- Raise taxes when needed, accommodate the budget, never amass a large debt.
- Reform generous tax cuts to the corporations, the wealthy and reverse the repeal of the capital gains tax.
- Support the subsidizing of United Commonwealth industries, promote the growth of homegrown corporations.
- Continue the policy of excluding members of the Conference of American States from tariffs. Support other CAS's members in their economic development as well, acknowledging it as an American effort.
- Support the creation of a national fund for public workers that interacts with private sector, investing without bias and in the best interests of public pensions.