The Democratic People's Republic of Cascadia, commonly known as Cascadia, is a state consisting of much of the Northern Peninsula in Tipgaea. A libertarian socialist state of 186 million people, it's National Congress of Trade Unions forms the primary legislative body and the majority of the upper-echelons of the government, as representatives of the Unions lead the government in a system similar to a modern Parliament. The capital city is Cascade Falls, a city of approximately 12 million people on the coast of the Cascadian Sea. It is considered a significant power within the realm of politics of Tipgaea, retaining membership of the Economic and Social committee in the Tipgaean Union and mediating peace talks in the 1st Tipgaean War. One of the most major criticisms of the state is it's treatment of non-Cascadian ethnic groups in the Eastern provinces near to Nukeland territory.
Ancient interpretations of Cascadia originated from the Empire of Cadia, the first major political entity in Tipgaean recorded history. A xenophobic, heavily prejudiced hierarchy, many tribes of other groups were consolidated under the idea of "Cadians", creating the Cadian race we know today. After the Great Fracturing, the Empire of Cadia was split into 14 separate fiefdoms controlled by rival warlords vying for power over a period of 600 years until the creation of the Docati Confederation, a coalition of 5 city-states. Under the Docati, the Cascadian people were heavily persecuted and used as peasant labor. The era of Docati rule over Cascadia ended in 1936 with the Revolt of the Many, beginning nearly six decades of civil unrest within Cascadia until 1995 and the succession of the modern state of Cascadia. This modern era of Cascadia is dominated by three major ideals within the existing system: rationalism, populism, and isolationist diplomacy. Until 2020, the Chairman had been Mikhail Holzdien, a former general under the Cascadian Liberation Army and existing head of the National Totalist Coalition.
Cascadia is dominated by 3 major political factions: the National Totalist Coalition, the Unionism First Collective, and the Federalist Party. The Totalists, led by former Chairman Mikhail Holzdien, is the 2nd largest faction in the National Congress, consisting primarily of representatives from Western unions dominated by heavy industry. Their long-held belief is that the government exists primarily to protect the citizens of Cascadia from threats both internal and external. This has resulted in policies deemed by rival factions as Absolutist, Authoritarian, or even Segregationist against Eastern ethnic groups. After poor handling of the Cascadia-Nukeland Crisis on the part of Holzdien, the National Congress demanded the first election in the history of Cascadia. This resulted in a near-landslide victory in favor of the Unionism First Collective. The Unionists, led by sitting Chairman Abden Tiekovsky, consists of a big-tent swath of members, from rural Northerners in favor of more economic freedom for Unaffiliates to urban dwellers in major cities such as Cascade Falls vying for a more direct centralized administration of the service sector of the economy. Practically the only thing all Unionists agree upon is international neutrality, as Tiekovsky opted to remain impartial during the 1st Tipgaean War. As the first party to be elected into a majority, the Unionists believe in a strong virtue of civic democracy and duty to the people as shown through major reforms aimed at combating corruption within the Tiekovsky administration. Finally, the only viable 3rd party, the Federalists, represents a cluster of Eastern ethnic groups aiming for significant decentralization of power to independent provinces. Leadership is shaky, as many internal ethnic conflicts represent constant shifting dynamics of the Federalist Party. Currently Babel Pravitisk of Nukelandish origin represents the Federalist Party as a public figurehead. Seen as an ineffectual shell party, it didn't win many seats in the 2020 election, only holding 17 out of 250 seats in the National Congress. While independent representatives are present, they do not make up a significant portion of the National Congress, only holding 3 seats.