Socialist Era (post-Independence)

On 23 August 2008, the Socialist Democratic State of Romania officially transitioned into the Socialist Republic of Juclandia. This was marked with protests of the opposition, which sought to remove any mention of socialism from the name and institutions of the new state. Nevertheless, the amended version of the Constitution yet again mentioned it, despite the Democratic Party members of the Assembly leaving in protest when the amendment was passed. The position of President was again vested into the person of Ciprian C. Jucărești, also head of state under the SDSR and SDST. In September 2008, the President named Gori Jucărescu in the office of Vice President of the Republic, and thus Jucărescu had to resign from his office as Prime Minister, ending his two years old rule as head of government. Shortly after, the Great National Assembly given confidence to Leopold Jucărescu for the formation of the Cabinet, which nominally had a minority in the parliamentary assembly, but ruled with an agreement with the Liberal Democratic Party, on the basis that the Government would name Bursuc Băncescu as Governor of the National Bank of Juclandia. The government’s main activity was that of assuring a successful transition from SDSR to Juclandia, which sorted out to be more harder to implement than planned. For the next months after the transition, the official seal of the State and much of the symbols and infrastructure were still using the name “Socialist Democratic State of Romania”.

In March 2009, dissatisfied with the activity of the Leopold Cabinet, the Liberal Democratic Party withdrew its support for him and the government lost a confidence vote in the Great National Assembly. After days of negotiation, the President successfully managed to impose Bestia Reformescu as Prime Minister, with the support of the Socialist Christian-Democratic Party, the Liberal Democratic Party and the Ecologist Party. Reformescu’s government started reforms shortly after receiving confidence from the Great National Assembly. A financial reform was started, along with a reform of the election system. The economic prosperity, though, was halted by the indirect implication of the economic problems in Romania and the drought that happened in the summer of 2009, which resulted in great economic losses for Cipimania. The Government focused instead on developing Jucărești, which went through a total modernisation stage that resulted in the construction of new buildings for the Government, the Great National Assembly and nevertheless for extensive blocks of apartments that assured a new immigration wave in Juclandia. The country’s biggest shopping center, Unirea was also renovated starting January 2010 (and was re-opened in August that year). The government’s activity in developing the infrastructure of the country assured Reformescu a high degree of popularity among the people, which resulted in two consecutive losses for the opposition in the Parliament: from 45% at the start of 2009 to 42.5% in August 2009 and 38% in February 2010.

The spring of 2010 brought a new political crisis in Juclandia, started by a conflict between President Ciprian C. Jucărești, the government of Juclandia and the authorities in Cipimania. Since 2006, the Eastern part of the province hasn’t been under the de facto control of the authorities in Jucărești, but instead has been controlled by a separatist government with proclaimed independence and then autonomy under a Romanian rule. In the spring of 2010, part of Eastern Cipimania was put again under the control of Juclandia, with the other part building a fence at the border with the Juclandian-controlled area. This resulted in a crisis which only ended in 2011, when a comprehensive agreement was signed that gave Cipimania a large degree of autonomy from the government in Jucărești in return for the whole region coming back under Juclandian rule, both de jure and de facto.

At the same time, a monarchic feeling was gaining influence in the Juclandian society. With the President already holding a title in pretense of King of the Juclandians, some political factions thought it’d be most appropiate to transform Juclandia into a monarchy. In May 2010 the Great National Assembly started discussing the proposed political reform, and in June the President resigned from his post, Gori Jucărescu taking over as Acting President from his position as Vice President. In July 2010 the Great National Assembly approved the constitutional amendment which transitioned Juclandia into a monarchy, and on 23 August 2010, exactly two years after the Declaration of Independence, Ciprian C. Jucărești was coronated in Juclandia by the Patriarch as Ciprian, King of Juclandia.