Union of Supreme Communes of West Soltenna
|Union of Supreme Communes of West Soltenna|
|Byànjã Hailhain Shàn Dã Shàn'ain|
Ta Chang'êng Changdar Hêring Pang'a
Dēng Chàungeng Vyejezhu Hèng Mè Helhauyin Veng Ep
Tùwunķùļŋòzothàkãkoțu tũ gòșú bus
“Three cultures as one”
"Sasirur ri ttŭm hego" (Ru)
”State Anthem of the Union of Supreme Communes of West Soltenna”
Union City (1955-1982)
|Languages||Kwang, Karduvic, Maithic, Ru|
|Government||Unitary Kúúlist single-party state|
|Union Chairmen||Kerkaosin Sattang Hungdep (Ru, 1950-1982)|
|Legislature||National People's Assembly|
|•||Union formed||19th August 1950|
|•||Union dissolved||13th September 1982|
|Today part of|| Karduv|
The Union of Supreme Communes of West Soltenna (Kwang: Byànjã Hailhain Shàn Dã Shàn'ain 邦聯賀域瀇西廣島 [bjã̀ d͡ʒa᷄ˀ hɛ́ ɬaɪ̃́ ʃã̀ da᷄ˀ ʃã̀ aɪ̃́], Ru: Ta Chang'êng Changdar Hêring Pang'a /tʰa tɕʰaŋ.e̞ŋ tɕʰaŋ.daɻ he̞.ɾiŋ pʰaŋ.a/, Karduvic: Dēng Chàungeng Vyejezhu Hèng Mè Helhauyin Veng Ep, Maithic: Tùwunķùļŋòzothàkãkoțu tũ gòșú bus) was a state that existed in Western Soltenna from 1950-1982
The Union was formed in 1950 shortly after the end of the Pangyeoun War in Soltenna.
The Western Split
The ethnic tensions between the three main ethnicities within the Union was evident even within the first few years after its founding. Despite equal representation within the National People's Assembly (NPA) with thirty seats given to each Supreme Commune, the West Soltennan Kúúlist Party (WSKP) became increasingly factionalized. Legislation approved at the NPA would be left for each Supreme Commune to interpret and executed on their own terms. By the late 1970s, it became clear that the Union could no longer exist.
In 1972, legislation was passed to allocate the Ru coastal province of Minê under Karduvic administration. Despite over seventy percent of the NPA voted in favour of the legislation, Chairman Kerkaosin Sattang Hungdep, leader of the Supreme Commune of Ru and known for his nationalist stance, refused to recognize the legislation and placed troops along the Ru-Karduv border. Under support from the Maithic administration, Karduvic forces met their Ruhmyan counterparts along the border in a five-day standoff. Kerkaosin's ultimatum of recalling the legislation was accepted, and both sides withdrew their troops. However, this marked the beginning of increasingly strained relations between Ru and Karduv.
In early September of 1980, many radicalized Karduvic nationalist groups within the military began to deport Maithic minorities within Karduvic territory back across the communal boundaries into Mai Thi in a loosely coordinated operation. This proved to be a humanitarian crisis, as the communal government of Mai Thi was suddenly faced with tens of thousands of refugees flooding in from the Karduvic border. On the 16th of September, members of the Mai Thi Kúúlist Party officially denounced these rogue units within the Karduvic military in the Union Parliament, but parliament refuses to take action or issue an official condemnation. In response to the national government's inaction, many Maithic rogue units began to amass along the border, and positioned themselves in Maithic minority villages within Karduvic territory on the 25th of September. The Karduvic nationalist soldiers sent units from Kuce to respond to the incursion, and the two sides engaged in a minor conflict resulted in 26 casualties, including 15 injured civilians.
On April 18th, 1982, a Maithic man was arrested in the Maithic side of the border town of Jêjop, after having raped a Ru woman on the Ru side of the town and subsequently crossed the border. Ru soldiers stationed at the garrison at Karyok, part of the Ru National Righteous Band (RNRB), who were just a few kilometers away, decided to take matters into their own hands. Viewing this event as 'a barbaric male dog [...] violating the sanctity of Ru blood', the RNRB members, numbering around 200, placed the Maithic side of Jêjop on lockdown, and attempted to besiege the police station holding the convict. The RNRB members demanded that the police release the convict into their custody, or they would begin executing civilians. About 12 Maithic civilians were executed this way before RNRB members found themselves surrounded and being besieged by about 2,500 members of the Mai Thi Righteous Rage Society (MTRRS), dispatched from X. By the evening, 152 RNRB members have been killed, with the rest surrendering to the MTRRS forces. Provincial officials were completely baffled by this incident, unsure of how to proceed. This event, however, led to a physical altercation between Ru and Maithic MPs in the Union Parliament the next day. At the playing of the anthem, Maithic MPs spontaneously sang the anthem in Maithic, a bold action breaking from the tradition understanding that at national events, the working language should always be in Standard Kwang as to not favour one out of three ethnicities. Halfway through the song, Ru and Karduvic MPs also switched into their own respective languages. From this point on, anytime the anthem played inside the Union Parliament, it would never be sung in Standard Kwang.
In 1982, after repeated violent incidents, Mai Thi would officially declare independence from the union on (day). This would be quickly followed by Karduv, with the Karduvic National Front declaring independence via vote in Vordeng. Ru would be the last to declare independence, meaning the Union was never officially dissolved, though it de facto ceased to exist. Three states would succeed the former union: the Supreme Commune of Mai Thi, the Supreme Commune of Karduv, and the Supreme Commune of Ru. Only Ru remains a Kuulist state today.