|Conventional short name:|
|Motto: Dziew, Onórz, Potrza "God, Honour, Fatherland"|
|Subdivision of:||Republic of the Two Crowns|
|Official:||Wenedyk, (in Galicia) Ukrainian|
|Others:||Low Saxon, Lithuanian, Prussian, Kashubian, German, Yiddish, Silesian, Slvanjek|
|Other:||Łódź, Kordyn, Czytać Leoniór, Siodawa, Męć Rzegały, Męć Bowiny|
|Head of state:||His Elective Majesty King Witold IV Jagiełło|
|Prime minister:||Kazimierz Janać|
|Population:||44,950,507 inhabitants (2005)|
Veneda is nowadays part of the Republic of the Two Crowns. Most of its inhabitants are Veneds, but it also has sizeable Low Saxon, Ukrainian, Kashubian, Prussian, Ruthenian and Silesian minorities. It consists of fourteen provinces, four of which together form the Ukrainian Autonomous Region of Galicia.
For centuries it was a separate country in personal union with Lithuania. In 1569 the Union of Liublin was concluded, and the two merged formally into one state, the Republic of Both Nations. During the Interwar period (1918-1939) Veneda and Lithuania were separated, and Veneda once again existed as an independent state. After the Second Great War the union with Lithuania was restored, giving birth to the Republic of the Two Crowns.
Veneda is IB's equivalent of Poland, but *there* the proto-Polish tribes were assimilated by the remnants of Roman population of former Roman Empire colonies (Boiohaemia and Panonia) and thus romanized (similarly to Rumanians and Slevans). Further significiant differences happened as late as 18th century and they belong to RTC's history.
Veneda consists of thirteen provinces. Go here for details.
The state structure of Veneda is in many respects similar to that of the entire RTC. It has its own government that has almost the same authority as the central government, except that Veneda and Lithuania usually do not pursue their own foreign policy, do not have embassies abroad, etc. The elected king of the RTC is also the elected king of Veneda.
The government of Veneda responds to the parliament, called "Sejm", not to be confused with the Sejm of the RTC. Unlike the latter, the Venedic Sejm has 374 members. Half of the representatives (187 members) are elected according to a majoritarian system, the other half according to a proportional system. And unlike the Sejm of the RTC, these two halves never operate separately.
The last elections for the Venedic Sejm took place in September 2006. Its composition can be found here. The composition of the previous Sejm, elected in 2002, was as follows:
|Party name||%||Prop. system||Maj. system||Total|
|WWPS||Venedic Unified Socialist Party||13.24||27||41||68|
|UNDO||Ukrainian National-Democratic Organisation||8.52||17||24||41|
|OLD||Alliance of Democratic Left||5.05||10||5||15|
|WPP||Venedic Peasants' Party||4.08||8||3||11|
|BNSP||Neutral Bloc for the Support of Reforms||4.06||8||2||10|
|PKRDK||Communist Party of the RTC||3.42||6||—||6|
|KRN||Confederation for an Independent Republic||2.76||5||1||6|
|SVP||Saxon People's Party||2.11||4||2||6|
|LiD||Freedom and Democracy||2.66||5||—||5|
|ORVIL||Organisation of Ruthenes in Veneda and Lithuania||0.95||2||2||4|
|DPWiL||Democratic Party of Veneda and Lithuania||1.51||3||—||3|
|WPG||United Party of Grand-Veneds||0.56||1||2||3|
|FUN||Front of Ukrainian Nationalists||1.44||2||—||2|
|SDPH||Social-Democratic Party of Galicia||1.37||2||—||2|
|PROB||Republican Party of Beer Friends||1.23||2||—||2|
|SOW||Self-Defense of Venedic Farmers||1.11||2||—||2|
|DSEP||German-Saxon Unity Party||0.69||1||1||2|
|SPB||Society of Baltic Prussians||0.49||—||2||2|
|MPR||Movement for the Republic||0.63||1||—||1|
|DMŚ||Democratic Movement of Silesians||0.30||—||1||1|
For an explanation of the political parties, see: Political parties in the RTC. In this table:
Regional and minorities' parties.
As a result of the 2006 elections, the centre-left government of prime minister Floręć Drakoń (supported by UD-DS, WWPS, BR, BNSP, and UŁ) lost its majority. Subsequently, in October 2006 ŻŻŻ leader Kazimierz Janać formed a right-wing coalition government of ŻŻŻ, Demokracja Noconała, Sułodziefięca, Lista Liberała, Blok Rzejpybiełkany and BNSP, which is supported by a narrow parliamentary majority.
See the page about the History of the RTC.
| Lithuania | Veneda |
Galicia (autonomous area) | Venedic West Africa (overseas territory)
|Great Veneda | Hałycz | Karpatia | Kujawia | Leonina | Lesser Veneda | Liublin | Mazowia | Olwarzyn | Polesia | Prussia | Przemarz | Samogitia | Sątakrucz | Silesia | Suślewia | Volhynia | Wilnia|