Hello everyone! We are back in touch with the team's scripter DRAFT
(and translator Red
, hello), and today we will talk about anarchists as promised.
First, I would like to tell you a brief history of this aspect of the game. If you are not interested, feel free to skip this section.
Iin the previous update, we added branches of anarchism to some countries, but we did not work on it as a general ideology.
Agree that the idea of adding anarchism as «just an ideology» without any gameplay changes is a wild idea. But in fact, all the mods that somehow contain this ideology were sick of it: Kaiser's
, at that time, anarcho-syndicalists, anarchists from the Salty Anarchist Mod
I couldn't find any other released mods with anarchists.
In fact, this led me to believe that anarchism requires considerable elaboration. This should not be «just focuses». And if it is easier with developed countries, because they have their own story, a tree of focuses and events that allow the player to plot a change in ideology and demonstrate a negative outcome as a reaction to specific actions, then the situation for the generic case is much more complicated.
The idea of working through anarchism as a unique ideology has been in my mind since the Rise of the Trozkism
(the first DRAFT mod, created before New Ways
*, did not appear in the Western community*). For this purpose, several attempts have been made to find a «bearer»/supporter of the ideology, but, alas, all attempts have been in vain, although it is also misleading to consider them experts in the principles they seek to support.
2. Our view 2.1 Bringing anarchism
Let's choose a random detached country with generic focuses, for example, Sweden
Initially, it is a democratic, so we are rolling into a technocracy
If we decide to change our course, choosing the path of development in the political tree to any other ideology that differs from our current one, we will be asked to carry out some preparatory reforms of our state in order to facilitate their subsequent implementation, because you can not just rudely introduce a monarchy or, say, a technocracy. Our reforms
Having failed all three preparatory reforms, the people will rightly ask the question: «are we going there?» which, of course, will result in all possible rallies and protests
against the new government's course.
Subsequent events will depend on our stability
and war support
I have high stability and low war support, which ultimately led to a peaceful option. «Peaceful» variant
If the situation was different — our state was extremely unstable, and the society strongly supports the use of force to solve their own problems, the outcome would have been different: «Agressive» variant
The contradictions caused by the government's actions led us to a civil war, where the main actors will be the old government, the government whose ideas we wanted to implement, and the common people. Swedish three-way civil war
Having rolled over into anarchy, your focus tree will change to a separate
(just look at this) generic tree for anarchists… Full political branch generic-tree for anarchists - https://imgur.com/W6tlxuR
.. And your country is seriously damaged in its functioning, but this will be discussed below.
2.2 Revolution come true *BATTLECRY.wav*
Despite a whole heap of problems, the people froze in anticipation of their bright future. You, as the representative of the people and the leader of the revolution, will have to develop a concept that will adhere to the new society. You are the architect of the new anarchist regime.
Actually, for a start, we only have access to this branch, where each focus is a question. Why so many focuses, when all this could be done in the form of a sequence of events? It's simple - you may not have time
By choosing these or other options in events, you have an influence on what the concept will eventually come out and what branch will be opened in the future (your cap). Almost an exam (take the manual) After that we are waiting for one of several logical results
However, do not yawn. The people may get tired of waiting, and if you do not cope with this task within 80 days, the patience of the masses will burst, and they themselves will form the principles according to which the society, of which you are a part, will live
(is it anarcho-primitivism?)
. You may not have time :) You're late
We mentioned above the problems of functioning of the country after the transition to anarchism. With the change of ideology, your country is seriously damaged in its functioning in the form of four extremely negative national spirits: This country is broken. Bring a new one
And now, after determining the path of development of society, we will have to solve the problems that have arisen in front of us in full growth.
The «right» and «left» anarchists have their own solutions to these problems, and they are hidden in these focuses. Solve problems using social or individualistic methods
Each focus opens a category of decisions aimed at solving each of the problems.
There are several solutions in each category, since within anarcho-socialists and anarcho-individualists, there are also different approaches to solving the problem. Whose options for solving problems you most use, that branch will become available to you in the future. Decisions of the social anarchists Decisions of individualists
2.3 Social anarchism
Having decided on the concept and methods of solving the main problems after the destruction of the former state system, we can begin to implement the ideas of anarchic society. https://preview.redd.it/zgcr1aoih9d51.png?width=1438&format=png&auto=webp&s=593a4e08514aee91e29187fa6b3ef165f9c19619
One possible path for anarchists is social anarchism-along with individualistic anarchism, one of the two main directions of anarchism. Where individualistic forms of anarchism emphasize personal autonomy and rational human nature, social anarchism sees «individual freedom as conceptually linked to social equality and emphasizes social Association and mutual assistance». In contrast to individualist anarchism, which asserts the importance and necessity of private property or ownership, socialist anarchism rejects the importance of private property, seeing it as a source of social inequality.
As you can see, anarcho-socialism is conventionally divided into 3 currents: anarcho-collectivism, anarcho-communism, and anarcho-syndicalism.
In fact, the differences between them are not the most significant, but in this case we wanted to give players more opportunities for roleplaying.
advocate the creation of a stateless society in which people will be united in communes engaged in collective farming.
In contrast to anarcho-communism, their society maintains a system of wage labor, and workers should receive wages depending on the amount of time worked, and not products «according to needs». It is assumed that the payment received for the time worked will allow you to shop on the General municipal market. https://preview.redd.it/jvwxmt4nh9d51.png?width=402&format=png&auto=webp&s=12877c479636a62a1809da1d4eb319e989ee14fe
In their branch, collectivists implement the principles of workplace autonomy, reforming the wage system in accordance with the principles above, and implementing the system of collective ownership of workers.
The crown of their path will be the proclamation of a «Worker's' Federation
The goal of anarcho-communists
is to build a real communist society, without the state, money, or wage labor.
The rejection of the system of «wage labor» is central to the economic component of anarchist communism, and it is this issue that causes the greatest number of contradictions between the ancoms and the collectivists.
In an environment where the products of labor are distributed based on individual needs, people will be free to participate in any action. The implication is that under these conditions, people will have a real opportunity for maximum self-realization, and they will no longer have to participate in work for which they have neither the desire nor the ability.
Anarcho-communists claim that there is no real way to measure the value of any individual's economic contribution, because all wealth, all the products of labor, is the collective product of all society and all generations. https://preview.redd.it/akmxb1vsh9d51.png?width=558&format=png&auto=webp&s=92d38dd5c136c81f41d1ce8c7c8123483d3b53bd
In their branch, anarcho-communists strive to please everyone at once and are forced to «spread the oil thinly», consistently implementing the principles of free labor, contentment for all, the abolition of money and decentralization.
Speaking of the latter, decentralization is highlighted in red for a reason — in our opinion, when playing for ancoms, this will be a distinctive feature that separates the gameplay «before» and «after» decentralization. We are well aware that the very concept of decentralization covers both political and economic components, but in our case we are talking about economic decentralization.
We wanted to reflect this phenomenon as one of the main points of the ancoms.
The introduction of decentralization in the economy will start the process of redistribution, dispersion of functions, forces, power, people or things from the Central location or governing body. Now local workers will independently draw up a production plan.
Most likely, all ties between enterprises will be destroyed or severely weakened, which will lead to a complete shutdown of production when changing products on production lines — any new production will start from scratch, but each plant will be able to cope with production difficulties independently, allowing you to show the wonders of ingenuity and adaptation. In General, your economy will be less affected by the lack of raw materials, which is not exactly true of the overall stability and opportunities for scientific discovery. Effect of decentralization
see the construction of a stateless society only through the activities of workers protected by trade unions in cooperation with producers.
Anarcho-syndicalism recognizes only the grass-roots, non-hierarchical, self-organization of workers and therefore rejects participation in government bodies, as well as political parties and hierarchical worker's unions.
Anarcho-syndicalists believe that worker's unions should act on the basis of the principle of decision-making by the entire collective, through General meetings on the ground. They reject the division of people by gender, age, ethnicity, or any other type of segregation or discrimination. https://preview.redd.it/l1qt84smi9d51.png?width=569&format=png&auto=webp&s=1df453c900f25891de8a0e4c72bfa295ac515748
Like the anarcho-collectivists, the anarcho-syndicalists in their branch focus on workers, but the syndicalists emphasize industrial industrial workers and believe that the anarchist workers should be organized into worker's unions – interprofessional or by separate professions, as well as territorial associations. In such organizations there should not be any leaders, as well as «liberated», paid functionaries. It is the trade Union syndicates that will become their main administrative unit. SYNDICATES!!!1!1
In the end, an economy organized by industrial workers will allow you to get much more significant bonuses to industrial potential than in other currents of social anarchism, but they also have a higher load on consumer factories.
2.4 Individualist anarchism https://preview.redd.it/dj68k85zi9d51.png?width=1715&format=png&auto=webp&s=09e9c25742f449df73e0c0a158203efbb1c65dd6
The second possible path for anarchists is individualistic anarchism. It is a tradition of thought within the anarchist movement that emphasizes that the individual and his will take priority over any kind of external conditioning, such as collectives, societies, traditions, and ideological systems.
Supporters of anarcho-individualism present the new society as a conflict-free society based on the priority of the personality of small owners who entered into a mutual agreement on self-government without state authorities.
Individualistic anarchism is not a single philosophy, but belongs to a group of individualistic philosophy, the directions of which sometimes come into conflict and are conditionally divided into 3 currents: anarcho-egoism, libertarianism and agorism.
A common gameplay feature of individualists is the need to solve problems not within the entire society at once, but in each subject separately, which is reflected by the state modifier. Problem… …and the fight against it
As an extreme form of anarcho-individualism, anarchic egoism
stands for the right of every person to do whatever they please.
The most extreme form of anarchist individualism is called «egoism», a doctrine developed by one of the earliest and most famous proponents of individualist anarchism (although, like William Godwin, he did not call himself an anarchist) Max Stirner. https://preview.redd.it/owlg4w7cj9d51.png?width=383&format=png&auto=webp&s=8693eacf4548fa0c72ce529c19ca3d3b325bb4b3
The egoistic form of individualistic anarchism supports the individual's right to do exactly what he likes – regardless of God, state laws, or moral norms. According to Stirner, rights are «ghosts» of the mind, so he believed that society as such does not exist, but «the reality is individuals» – he stands for property supported by the ability to protect it, and not based on law. Stirner stands for the protection of their rights and demands by «unions of egoists» formed on the basis of respect for the power of their participants to each other.
According to Stirner's concept, the only limitation of human rights is its power, limited by the power of others. According to his concept, society is an illusion, it does not exist, but people are reality. He was a defender of property acquired by physical force, power, but not by moral right.
As gameplay features when performing egoist focuses, it should be noted that they will be able to solve problems in the regions by force, the requirements for the ideology of the goal in decisions to incite civil wars in neighbors for egoists are 10% lower (not 50%, but 40%), and the cult of power makes egoists the only current among anarchists who can have puppet States in their subordination.
seek to build a stateless society of triumphant free markets based on voluntary exchange.
Agorism is a political philosophy that has as its ultimate goal the achievement of a free market society in which all relationships between people are based on voluntary exchange.
The term comes from the Greek word «Agora», referring to the Assembly area and market in ancient Greek city-States. Ideologically, this philosophy represents a revolutionary type of market anarchism.
Yes, we are aware that this current (and libertarianism)was formed strongly after the game period, however, we sought to display the immediate ideas of the hypothetical society where they took up. Modern concepts and symbols were taken due to the lack of another, and it is much easier to understand.
is a synthesis of the ideas of «counter-economy» and libertarian, which promotes the relationship of the «black market», which will supply infantry weapons, and the accompanying economic mechanisms will make it easy to regulate the external economy. (
I'M TIRED BOSS
Agorists claim that their development option can not only help develop self-defense to protect private property and freedom, but also consolidate society within the Agora.
seek to maximize the autonomy of each individual by asserting freedom as their basic principle.
Libertarianism is a set of political philosophies and movements that support freedom as a basic principle. Representatives of libertarianism seek to maximize political freedom and autonomy, emphasizing freedom of choice, voluntary Association, and individual judgment. They share skepticism about state power, but differ in the extent of their opposition to existing economic and political systems.
Different schools of libertarian thought offer different views on the legitimate functions of public and private power, often calling for the restriction or dissolution of coercive social institutions. Don't tread on me!
Within libertarianism, there are a number of trends that have their own specifics. In particular, we decided to distinguish two «pillars» of libertarianism — anarcho-capitalism and minarchism.
There are significant differences between these currents on possible assumptions in a hypothetical libertarian society, in fact, from the choice of the path in favor of libertarians, we are waiting for the debate of representatives of different schools. Important question
I think it is not difficult to guess that we are again waiting for questions, the answers to which will determine our future path of development. And debates
The victory of the minarchists
will change your ideology icon and allow you to move further along the tree of focuses.
Perhaps the main difference between minarchists and other individualists is that by keeping the «night watchman» and entrusting him with the management of the army, they will not have problems with its deployment. A little later you will understand what we are talking about, but for now just take note.
will be able to realize the society of their dreams and the primacy of private economic corporations and military companies, ships and currencies.
Ultimately, it is the libertarian society that will be able to show the greatest flexibility in solving the main tasks facing the entire society, negotiating with private owners and financing their expansion, as well as attracting investors to achieve their goals on the world stage.
At the moment, libertarians have not implemented all the ideas that we would like. As the anarchists as a whole work through, sometimes they come up with interesting but cumbersome ideas that can't be implemented quickly.
Courts and private corporations that promise to develop into separate mechanics will definitely be worked out.
2.5 «Anarchism without adjectives»
Anarchism without adjectives refers to a self-sufficient type of anarchism, that is, it is a doctrine without labels such as communism, collectivism, mutualism, or individualism. For others… it was simply understood as a position that was tolerant of the coexistence of various anarchist schools.
Historically, anarchists who referred to «anarchists without adjectives» opposed capitalism. The original use of the term by Fernando Tarrida del Marmol was a call for reconciliation between collectivist and Communist anarchists, all of whom opposed capitalism. Voltarina de Clare, commenting on the murder of McKinley wrote: «the Hell of capitalism creates despair; a desperate act of despair!». Lamenting the existing difficulties in the way of abolishing private property Malatesta wrote: «But this will not prevent us now, or in the future, from continuing to oppose capitalism, or any other form of despotism.» https://preview.redd.it/azlmuouzk9d51.png?width=763&format=png&auto=webp&s=1e1c5ecf9290dc86d6991d2857cae35cd4a42c54
It is noteworthy that this current of anarchists can study any 4 focuses on solving problems associated with the collapse of the former regime.
2.6 Anarchic unity
You must have already noticed the painfully familiar icon of «national unity», which was in the game before version 1.5.
Yes, we decided to use it for an artificial, but still logical resource of anarchists — «anarchic unity».
Anarchic unity is the aggregate measure of the response of an anarchic society and the strength of its leader's authority. The higher this parameter, the stronger the response to your proposals from the society and the more willing they will be to accept your proposals. Simply put, it is the level of coherence within your society.
Initially, we had the idea of «buying» focuses for anarchists.
National focus is a process that sets a country's political goal.
Based on this definition, we can assume that within each country, these goals are usually set by someone steering – a specific leader, party, or other body responsible for the political course of the state. But anarchists do not have such organs. At least, until such a person is formed and all citizens voluntarily approve of their right to set such goals.
Until a representative collegial body is formed in an anarchic country, they will have to «buy» the ability to perform focuses for a certain resource. In Other words, we wanted to introduce a counter that displays the number of focuses available for performing.
But later this mechanics was transformed into anarchic unity.
The main focus of the political tree of anarchists is the implementation of their own ideas, which society is already striving for. These focuses will not require unity.
However, for many solutions and some focuses, you will need a certain level of anarchic unity, which will be reduced by attempts to integrate into the way of society. For example, anarchists don't like being told what to build and where to build. Attempts to encourage the population of your commune to build a factory will require at least a 50% level of agreement with your actions, but in the end there will always be dissatisfied.
Despite the General understanding of the need for armed struggle, the General anarchist mass will be skeptical of global attempts to reform the armed forces, but if these measures are defensive in nature, it will raise far fewer questions.
Laws and other things of coercive control and influence in an anarchic society are simply unacceptable, because anarchists will first of all abolish the «state» itself, replacing it with collective bodies. It is logical that the laws for anarchists should also be revised.
They were introduced instead of trends. https://preview.redd.it/xien6849l9d51.png?width=536&format=png&auto=webp&s=ad5c13be7e8177b9ee39ba59649bdca5208f746f
At the moment, there are 3 trends: a sense of danger, interest in industrial development, and the need for foreign trade.
These indicators are Autonomous and change by themselves. In the decision category of the same name, the player has the ability to tilt each of the trends in the right direction
, but they will always tend to their current equilibrium value, determined by external factors.
Each trend has its own effect (you can see it by hovering over the trend icon), which is zero for 50% of any trend.
Each trend determines the state of «laws» that the player cannot directly influence. Conscription
It is worth noting that social anarchists
have access to the first 3 «laws», while individualists
have access to the bottom 3. Anarchists without adjectives
can freely choose on what principles their army will be formed.
Individualists will not be able
to deploy an army in the usual way. Instead, they have solutions that will allow them to buy army units from mercenaries. They can't change templates either, so you'll have to be content with what you have, but as you remember, minarchists don't have this disadvantage.
I will also add that the system will be further developed and the topic with private military companies already looks like a separate mechanic. P.S. I was able to eat my neighbors and land in South America by midgame, almost devouring the entire continent for the Swedish agorists. Economic
The state of the economy is also regulated by the trend, but it is possible to switch between them. The question is whether you can keep the trend at the same level.
The «laws» of trade were not changed.
That's about it. I hope you will like our anarchists, which will become even more interesting over time!
After the release of version 0.3 (which means already, wait English translation and release on Steam), we will start working on such fantasy trends as anarcho-monarchism
, and anarcho-technocracy
within the framework of generic focuses.
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