Samkhya (a.k.a. Republic of Samkhya) is a nation on the subcontinent of Paprika. It is currently a political democracy with theocratic elements. It is the second most populated country on the planet,. While it enjoys a thriving economy, it has political tensions with Chung-Kuo, a political and economic rival.
The national flag of the Republic of Samkhya
The capital city is Swadhyay. Major cities include the Thyagaraja, Paruthiyur, and Acharya.
The Samkhya state was formed in 427 BCE. According to legend, the nation was formed under the leadership of Otalp, along the Niklot River. In 863, the people of Zadruga were overrun by the Samkhya. The nation expanded further in 966 with the capture of the Kaluga. The nation achieved its current political borders with the capture of Berehyn in 988. During this time the nation was ruled by a series of military leaders known as the Sthula-Sarira. The Sthula-Sarira controlled the country through a series of military commanders, supported by a complex bureacracy. Unfortunately due to foreign imperial intervention and sectarian violence, the Sthula-Sarira collapsed in 1717. In 1788, Quobna Ottobah, in his book Sons of Samkhya called for the rise of a nationalist movement.
In 1828, Brahmo Sabha established the political assembly known as the Bhadrotsab, the parliament of Samkhya. By 1830, the "Kulin" (traditional, conservative) and the "Pirali" (mercantilist, progressive) political parties were established. Later that year, Rammohun Roy launched the movement for Samkhyan independence. Between 1869-1873, the nation of Samkhya began a religious reformation, wherein several schools of religious thought called for political independence and poltical development. By 1881, the nation had began a campaign under Soami Satsang to make Samkhya a nation that could participate on the global stage. This would be achieved through a careful study by scholars of the other nations at their universities, religious institutions, and military academies.
In 1903, Baba Jaimal, a disciple of Soami Satsang led the Samkya through a series of political and economic reforms known as the "Samaj Revolution" which included:
- Land Reforms Program and Abolishing "Feudalism": The government bought the land from the feudal land lords at a fair price and sold it to the peasants at 30% below the market value, with the loan being payable over 25 years at very low interest rates. This made it possible for 1.5 million peasant families, who had once been little more than slaves, to own the lands that they had been cultivating all their lives. Given that average size of a peasant family was 5, land reforms program brought freedom to approximately 9 million people, or 40% of Iran's population.
- Nationalization of Forests and Pasturelands: Introduced many measures, not only to protect the national resources and stop the destruction of forests and pasturelands, but also to further develop and cultivate them. More than 9 million trees were planted in 26 regions, creating 70,000 acres (280 km²) of "green belts" around cities and on the borders of the major highways.
- Privatization of the Government Owned Enterprises, manufacturing plants and factories by selling their shares to the public and the old feudal lords, thus creating a whole new class of factory owners who could now help to industrialize the country.
- Profit Sharing for industrial workers in private sector enterprises, giving the factory workers and employees 20% share of the net profits of the places where they worked and securing bonuses based on higher productivity or reductions in costs.
- Extending the Right to Vote to Women, who previously did not enjoy suffrage. This measure was criticised by some of the clergy.
- Formation of the Literacy Corps, so that those who had a high school diploma and were required to serve their country as soldiers could do so in fighting illiteracy in the villages.
- Formation of the Reconstruction and Development Corps to teach the villagers the modern methods and techniques of farming and keeping livestock.
- Formation of the Houses of Equity where 5 village elders would be elected by the villagers, for a period of 3 years, to act as arbitrators in order to help settle minor offences and disputes. * Nationalization of all Water Resources, introduction of projects and policies in order to conserve and benefit from Samkhya's limited water resources.
- Urban and Rural Modernization and Reconstruction with the help of the Reconstruction and Development Corps. Building of public baths, schools and libraries; installing water pumps and power generators for running water and electricity.
- Didactic Reforms that improved the quality of education by diversifying the curriculum in order to adapt to the necessities of life in the modern world.
- Workers' Right to Own Shares in the Industrial Complexes where they worked by turning Industrial units, with 5 years history and over, into public companies, where up to 99% of the shares in the state-owned enterprises and 49% of the shares of the private companies would be offered for sale to the workers of the establishment at first and then to the general public.
- Price Stabilization and campaign against unreasonable profiteering. Owners of factories and large chain stores were heavily fined, with some being imprisoned and other's licenses being revoked. Sanctions were imposed on multi-national foreign companies and tons of merchandise stored for speculative purposes were confiscated and sold to consumers at fixed prices.
- Free and Compulsory Education and a daily free meal for all children from kindergarten to 14 years of age.
- Free Food for Needy Mothers and for all newborn babies up to the age of two.
- Introduction of Social Security and National Insurance for all Samkhyans. National Insurance system provided for up to 100% of the wages during retirement.
- Stable and Reasonable Cost of Renting or Buying of Residential Properties. Controls were placed on land prices and various forms of land speculation.
- Introduction of Measures to Fight against Corruption within the bureaucracy. Imperial Inspection Commission was founded, consisting of representatives from administrative bodies and people of proven integrity.
In 1928, Sant Kirpal came to power as a political reforms. In recent years, Sant Kirpal has warned of a "cataclysm of nations" stating:
"…And as we are - the world is. That is, if we are greedy, envious, competitive, our society will be competitive, envious, greedy, which brings misery and war. The State is what we are. To bring about order and peace, we must begin with ourselves and not with society, not with the State, for the world is ourselves. …If we would bring about a sane and happy society we must begin with ourselves and not with another, not outside of ourselves, but with ourselves."
"…If you are not at all concerned with the world but only with your personal salvation, following certain beliefs and superstitions, following gurus, then I am afraid it will be impossible for you and the speaker to communicate with each other. …We are not concerned at all with private personal salvation but we are concerned, earnestly, seriously, with what the human mind has become, what humanity is facing. We are concerned as human beings, human beings who are not labelled with any nationality. We are concerned at looking at this world and what a human being living in this world has to do, what is his role?"
“The present crisis is different because we are dealing not with money, not with tangible things but with ideas. The crisis is in the field of thought, of ideas, of intellect. Before, evil was recognized as evil, murder was recognized as murder, but now murder is a means to achieve a noble result. You justify the wrong means through the intellect. When intellect has the upper hand in human life, it brings an unprecedented crisis. The other cause of this unprecedented crisis is the extraordinary importance man is giving to sensate values - to property, to name, to caste, to country…"