Democratic Republic of Osorra

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Democratic Republic of Osorra

Демократическая Республика Осорра
Flag of Osorra
Anthem: Iron Foundry
and largest city
Official languages Osorrai Yarovan
Demonym Osorrai
Government Republic
Legislature National Assembly
• 1945 estimate
Currency Osorrai Ruble
Driving side left
Calling code +174

The Democratic Republic of Osorra was a Republic that existed from 1925-1946. It was created when Osorrai Mensheviks led a coup against the Osorrai Qoya, overthrowing him, and declaring a republic. The Mensheviks opposed vanguardism and saw the path to socialism in a liberal democracy. They also believed capitalism in Osorra hadn't progressed to the point where it needed to be abolished, thus leaving much of the Osorrai bourgeoise in positions of power. They soon declared Sotsial'nyy Pod'yem to equalize the gains of the country's development, which were concentrated in the cities. Ironically, many Menshevik figures were wealthy members of the Osorrai elite and went on to become major industrialists, in fact the state was led by the former son of the ex-colonial governor Oleg Kozlov.

The period of the Democratic Republic is known as the "Jazzy Rose" period because of the existence both of extreme corruption from newly minted industrialists, and a supposedly progressive state agenda. Freed from Yarovar mercantilist policies and given access to cheap state credit, Osorrai industrialists began the construction of massive industrial plants. Cities became dominated by political machines that gave favor to these industrialists and immigrant groups. Also the displacement of natives accelerated, as corrupt officials used the excuse of railroads and countryside electrification to kick them off their land. Osorrai cities massively expanded during the "Jazzy Rose" period, quickly becoming overcrowded and disease filled. With the state offering cheap land and abundant jobs being created, many immigrants came to Osorra hoping to build a new life. The "Jazzy Rose" period heavily alienated many Socialists who either swore off the ideology entirely or joined the Volkovist movement.