Corruption in Creeperopolis
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Corruption in Creeperopolis has permeated several segments of society – political, economic, and social – and has greatly affected the country's legitimacy, transparency, accountability, and effectiveness. Many of these dimensions have evolved as a product of Creeperopolis' legacy of elite, oligarchic, and royal consolidation of power and authoritarian rule. According to multiple international sources, since the 2003 Creeperian coup d'état and rise of Alexander II as Emperor of Creeperopolis, corruption has increased and is running rampant in Creeperopolis. These accusations of rampant corruption were ignored by the Grandmaster of Quebecshire André Bellerose and denied by Emperor Alexander II.
Emperor of Creeperopolis
Reigning since 2003
Corrupt imperial and parliamentary rule
Although the Creeperian Monarchy has been in power almost continuously since 1231, it maintained power through military force and often times corruption through bribery and embezzlement. Even during the first and second Parliaments, Creeperopolis was characterized by a system in which politicians provided bribes to their constituents in exchange for support and votes for election or reelection. This type of clientelism constructed a platform through which political corruption had the opportunity to flourish: little political competition and organization outside of the dominant parties existed; it was not possible to independently contest the Conservative-Liberal or CCC-CSP system. Political contestation equated to political, economic, and social isolation and neglect. The parties remained securely in power and government accountability was low.
Hierarchization was the norm. Power was consolidated in the hands of an elite few, and even more narrowly, the Prime Minister and King/Emperor controlled almost all of the practical power in the government. Few checks were set on elected officials’ actions throughout the Conservative-Liberal and CCC-CSP unbroken reign. Consequently, sustained corrupt party rule yielded low levels of transparency and legitimacy within the Creeperian Parliaments. Hundred of years of power provided an opportunity for corruption to accumulate and become increasingly complex. Civil society developed around economic interest aggregation that was organized by the clientelistic government; the parties allowed citizens to collectively bargain under the condition that they would continue to provide political loyalty to the parties and government.
With this type of institutionalized corruption, the political path in Creeperopolis was very narrow. There were specified political participation channels (the parties) and selective electoral mobilization (party members). These issues, deeply engrained in Creeperopolis' political culture over the course of the Parliaments' existence, have continued to generate and institutionalize political corruption in today's Creeperopolis' Council of Mayors and reigning monarchy, long after Parliament ceased to exist.
Some businesses have suggested that facilitation payments are demanded from the authorities when conducting commercial activities in Creeperopolis and the government often shows favoritism towards certain well-connected companies.
Sources claim that rampant bribery in the Creeperian military has allowed the rampant insurgent, gang, and death squad violence in southern Creeperopolis to get out of control. Parts of the south are effectively controlled and governed by insurgents, gangs, and death squads. There are also allegations that the death squad FRENAMI is operated by the government, claims the government vehemently deny.
Following the announcement of Bio Workes, a Quebecshirite company,'s plans to open a new manufacturing complex in Tuxtla Martínez, Creeperopolis, on September 7, 2019 and the Creeperian government's ready acceptance (although with several conditions), there are rumors that bribes, kickbacks, and political and economic favors allowed an agreement to be reached.
2007 train disaster
After the Tuxtla Martínez train disaster and the discovery of bribes sent by the National Coffee and Sugar Corporation to the Unión Pacífico, the CEO's of both companies were put on trial for criminal negligence, corruption, twelve counts of manslaughter, and endangerment of the public. To the surprise of the nation, both were acquitted of all charges by the courts and the Creeperian government. It is highly believed both CORNACA and RFC bribed both the judge and government officials to drop their charges.
The Creeperian Council of Mayors was established following the Creeperian Civil War in 1949, but it wasn't and still isn't a democratic entity. Each member is hand picked by the Emperor himself leading to several allegations of cronyism where the Emperor picks those who specifically will do whatever he demands in exchange for political gains.
Following a state visit by the Grandmaster of Quebecshire, rumors have begun circulating that André Bellerose suggested to Alexander II to hand out several bribes and political favors to Senvarian politicians to help pacify and stabilize the region. These rumors were denied by Alexander II and André Bellerose.
Black markets are rampant in Creeperopolis. Several politicians have been arrested for having connections to black markets since 2003. Many corporations have also been implicated in engaging in black markets, selling illegal narcotics, trafficking arms, and engaging in other illegal activities.
The Creeperian government claims to be doing all it can to root out government corruption while foreign media outlets claim government corruption is rampant.
Foreign Media outlets have called out the rampant Creeperian corruption such as Greater Sacramento's Alyibuhu Live during a press conference between Grandmaster of Quebecshire André Bellerose and Emperor of Creeperopolis Alexander II on September 6, 2019.
The network was subsequently barred from entering or broadcasting in Creeperopolis for the foreseeable future the following day.
- "Alyibuhu Live - Anti-Atheism and Corruption in Creeperopolis". September 6, 2019.
- "Xavian News Network - Blatant Corruption Between the Creeperian and Quebecshirite Governments". September 6, 2019.
- "Quebecshite-Creeperian Press Conference, Grandmaster of Quebecshire". September 6, 2019.
- "Investment of Bio Workes, Bio Workes Announcement". September 7, 2019.
- "Investment of Bio Workes, Creeperian Announcement". September 7, 2019.
- "Gaceta Creeperiano - Assassination of Ramón Nores Murillo". December 21, 2019.
- "Gaceta Creeperiano - Suicide of Israel Encarnación Aguayo". January 15, 2020.
- "Gaceta Creeperiano - Assassination of Adán Tamayo Navarro". January 16, 2020.
- "Gaceta Creeperiano - Banning of Alyibuhu Live in Creeperopolis". September 7, 2019.