Telkhug Ēkdŭn

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Telkhug Ēkdŭn
Alternate Name(s):
Motto:
Kūkŭią ēkħukzŭa dŭnaŷ (All Women to the Walls!)
Non-Governmental Organization with Headquarters in Ūdzđąnąrąt
Address 43 Telkhug Ēkdŭn Servicer 1
E'tena
(map)
General Information
Year Founded pre-1788
Number of Members Unknown
Executives
Ūjăk Ŷēkukŭ Ūtpŏħokilē (Known Under-grower) Kişniştą Ħą
Origin: Udenarrat flag.png Ūdzđąnąrąt (Udenarraty Citizen)
Ūjăk Ŷēkukŭ Ārąken Ēkpąnūŷpurūŷ (Under-grower representative to Assembly of Nations) 94E-NK
Origin: ex-FreedemianFlag.jpg Freedemia (Udenarraty Citizen)
Ūjăk Ŷēkukŭ Ūtŭjik Ēlpąnūŷpurūtŷ (Under-grower for International Mediation) 25M-WZ
Origin: ex-GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya (Udenarraty Citizen)
Ūjăk Ŷēkukŭ ūthūjod Telkarn Indąstroŷ Koŷu Konplekz (Under-grower against military-industrial-congressional-complex) 31Q-PW
Origin: ex-Luciano Flag FA.png Ardisphere (Udenarraty Citizen)
Ūjăk Ŷēkukŭ ūthūjod Ēkkŏlĕŷpurū (Under-grower against ideologies) 89Ŷ-KA
Origin: ex-Ionadàlba flag.png Ionadàlba (Udenarraty Citizen)
Ūjăk Ŷēkukŭ Ājąrąnąvąlątān (Under-grower for security) 45I-OG
Origin: probably Udenarrat flag.png Ūdzđąnąrąt (Unknown Citizenship)
Ūjăk Ŷēkukŭ Ēlpąnūŷpurūtŷ Yŭkąs Ąlŷnz (Under-grower representative to International Workers Alliance) 77L-EZ
Origin: Peze flag.svg Pėzėpölān (Udenarraty Citizen)


Telkhug Ēkdŭn (TĒ) Utz (translation: 'Strong Fortress of Words' or 'Strong Fortress of Stones')[1] is an Anarcho-Militarist organisation based on the island of Ūdzđąnąrąt (Udenarrat). It has been in existence for over 200 years and probably for much longer. Although it is not a country or a nation, it sits at the Assembly of Nations as a special member.

Language

Telkhug Ēkdŭn communications are generally formulated in the Utz language, Dontdū, or in Ingerish[2].

Political and Legal Standing

TĒ does not claim to have any legal standing in Udenarrat or elsewhere in the world, insisting that the people of the island of Udenarrat 'recognise no government or political entity'. The judicial position of TĒ is that there is no legislation applicable to Udenarrat, hence its people cannot be represented. The only purpose of TĒ, as stated to the Assembly of Nations Constitutional Council in November 1964, is 'to defend the rights of the people of Ūdzđąnąrąt not to be represented, contacted or interfered with in any way, by other individuals or entities which claim to represent individuals’ (by this the term 'government' or ‘nation’ is thought to apply). This position was recognised by the AN in 1965, and as such TĒ was given member status of the Assembly of Nations, in a special capacity. However, at the same time as being a member, TĒ does not recognise the legitimacy of the AN in many of the areas over which the AN claims to have a mandate, a counter-intuitive situation. Furthermore, an anomalous position arises: since TĒ itself controls areas of territory, and is recognised as doing so by its members, it is arguably in full compliance with the definition used by the Assembly of Nations as qualification for membership. Nevertheless, TĒ does not regard itself as a full member of the AN.

History

The organisation is thought to have developed as a result of the islanders' (to-date successful) attempts to prevent landing or colonisation by foreign explorers, missionaries and would-be conquerors. The term 'Telkug Eedurn' was first mentioned in correspondence from John Smart, Captain of the Ingerish warship HMS Pride, in 1788. HMS Pride attempted to claim one of the outlying islands of Udenarrat for the Ingerish crown, but the landing party was driven off by 'saveges with bows and flaming arrows'. In correspondence, Captain Smart blames the presence of foreign mercenaries on the island for this loss of face, although it is not known where such mercenaries would have come from, or if indeed any mercenaries were present.

Structure

Although ostensibly anarchist, the organisation is organised on quasi-military principles. There is a hierarchical command structure, albeit with many parallel and overlapping competencies and responsibilities. The names of most members of the organisation are substituted with a numerical code number.

Controlled Territory

Over the last century TĒ has established presence in various parts of the world in two basic forms: industrial and military complexes on uninhabited remote islands [3] and ‘Ūtŭşħjan’ (plural = ‘Ēkūtŭşħjan’)’, ‘Embassies’ in various world cities.

Military Bases

Telkhug Ēkdŭn operates an unknown number of bases, ranging from very small to extremely large. There is a large base on the south-east island of Udenarrat, E'tena [4], which is often referred to in written documentation as 'E10a'. This base hosts a building identified as the central headquarters of the organisation. The general functioning of the base is supported by advanced infrastructure including a research facility and nuclear reactors. There is a military airfield with three airstrips. Docks and a submarine base are located nearby. Advanced radar and radio-communication facilities are located on the island of E’tena. The organisation is thought to have bases in other parts of the world. Telkhug Ēkdŭn is thought to control the two communications satellites launched by Udenarrat in the late 1990s. The satellites were launched from a military base on an island near the equator. A nuclear weapons test carried out in the Southern Ocean in 1973 was attributed to Udenarrat, specifically to Telkhug Ēkdŭn.

Embassies

‘Ēkūtŭşħjan’ - embassies - are the main medium for communication with TĒ. Telkhug Ēkdŭn Embassies are organized and managed by TĒ, and some countries where they are hosted have given ‘territorial sovereignty’ to TĒ over the site of the embassy. Some Ēkūtŭşħjan differ from what is generally recognised as an embassy, being as large as 100ha in area and being more or less self-sufficient. They are sometimes referred to as ‘Embassy of Udenarrat’. This is de facto the case: any Udenarraty who finds themselves outside of the island (as has happened on a number of occasions in the last 40 years), should be able to claim ‘citizenship’ through an arrangement with the embassy’s host country, who will verify (usually through TĒ interpreters) that they are 'a genuine Udenarraty'. TĒ has also given amnesty to a small number of individuals when a country refused to recognise that an individual was from Udenarrat. When recognised by a host country, invariably a host country where an embassy is located, the individual receives a special passport with an ‘endorsement visa’ making them a temporary citizen of Udenarrat while within the host country, or when travelling overseas. As a result of this, there are in the region of 3-400 ‘Udenarraty Citizens’ around the world. This has allowed individuals to represent Udenarrat in international competitions such as the Geolympiad. TĒ representatives, under diplomatic legislation, are generally exempt from citizenship requirements.

International involvement

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Telkhug Ēkdŭn is represented on a number of international bodies. It has been a member of the International Workers Alliance since 1959, joining, it claimed, to 'enable the dissemination of functional anarchism and thereby the strength and protection of Ūdzđąnąrąt'. Representatives at the IWA, at the AN, and in other organisations are known as 'Ūjăk Ŷēkukŭ' (Under-Gardener, or Under-Grower). The origin of this term is unknown. IWA and AN representatives are not all based in Udenarrat, Telkhug Ēkdŭn having presence through its ‘Ūtŭşħjan’ in various other countries. The organisation is also thought to support a number of intelligence and counter-intelligence operatives worldwide, but no clear evidence of this has been uncovered.

Finance

Telkhug Ēkdŭn is financed through a complex system, which has sometimes been likened to ‘monetary manipulation’. Its members are, in the strictest sense, unpaid. However, individual members of TĒ do hold a number of valuable patents in technology and especially in medical research, which has provided an important source of revenue over the years. Banking is carried out worldwide, but especially through banks in Gobrassanya and Neo Delta. Within the organisation itself, monetary currency is generally not used.

Philosophy and ethics

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As stated in its inaugural address to the IWA in 1959, Telkhug Ēkdŭn 'exists to protect the people and place of Ūdzđąnąrąt'. It does not intervene in any matters unrelated to the island. However, TĒs international presence has led to complaints from certain governments and political organisations (as well as non-governmental organisations and companies) that TĒ is attempting to influence international policy. These accusations are especially prevalent in relation to international economics and particularly regarding its position on limitation on the use of fossil fuels to prevent climate change. TĒ maintains that all activity it carries out is in line with its aims to protect Udenarrat 'which, in itself, has right to exist unmolested'. Telkhug Ēkdŭn has resisted involvement in all global and regional conflicts, either in a military or peacekeeping capacity. However, it is thought that former TĒ operatives have been involved in a number of controversial events around the world. TĒ claims that it makes every effort to ensure that its operatives work only within its self-defined remit, the defence of Udenarrat. As an anarchist organisation, however, it is reluctant to condemn the actions of individuals, as long as these actions do not involve violence or oppression of any kind. Although defending the right of Udenarrat to remain isolated and uncontacted, TĒ is not in itelf an isolationist organisation and has contacts in various international bodies. It aims to defend Udenarrat through diplomatic as well as military means.

Technology

Throughout the later part of the 20th century little there was little diplomatic contact between TĒ and the rest of the world. Impoverished by lack of resources and confined to remote island locations it had little or no presence on the world stage. It was looked on as an inconvenience for trade and as a potential backed of un-democratic forces, but little more. Reports of a nuclear weapons test in the southern Asperic Ocean in 1973 raised concerns in some parts of the world but investigations into the test were not conclusive and no. At this time, links between and the anarcho-industrial settlement of Kėzėpölān in the northenmost prefecture of Mahhal are thought to have become stronger and, significantly, more widely known about. The historic connections between native inhabitants of Udenarrat and Kezepolants (some of whom are descended from enslaved Udenarratys) may have played a role in this, as welll as a common thread of anti-colonialism and independence from world economics. Whatever the causes, the growth of science and technology in Kezepolant led to advancements in communications technology and the equipment used by Telkhug Ēkdŭn. For example, although small, most TĒ warships in the 1980s and 1990s carried advanced radar and weapons systems. By the early 21st century, TĒ had diversified into aerospace and space technology, renewable resources and, through Kezepolan, had a strong presence in key sectors of the internet.

Space program

The first launch of the Telkhug Ēkdŭn rocket 'Ăŷ'ħ'şēħukzŭ', 2012
With support and backing from Kėzėpölān, Telkhug Ēkdŭn launched its first rocket in 617A (1995AD) from a base on an island near the equator, possibly [the Ūrątybara Islands]. Its rockets have all been small, but it now has a number of functional satellites, used for communication, science and mapping. According to some sources a program for a larger launching system is in development.

Notes

1. The word 'Dŭn' (plural Ēkdŭn), means both ‘word’ and ‘stone’ in the Utz language.
2. Some communications may be in Yzixmw.
3. There is no generic term, but the general format is ‘TĒ base(nameinUtz)(nameinDontdū)(number)'.