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QUIZ: what does Rojava mean?

Democratic Federation of Northern Syria

De facto autonomous territory of Syria capital Qamişlo
Biggest city Al-Hasakah
Official languages Arabic Kurdish
Co-President Hediya Yousef
Area • Total 50,000 km2 (19,000 square miles)
Population • Estimate 2018 ≈ 2,000,000
Currency Syrian Pound (SYP)
Time Zone UTC + 2 (EET)

Northern Syria is polyethnic and home to considerable ethnic Kurdish, Arab, Assyrian-Syrian and Turkmen populations; with smaller communities of ethnic Armenians and Chechens.

Ideology based

  • decentralization,
  • Gender equality,
  • environmental sustainability
  • promotes pluralistic tolerance for religious,
  • cultural and political diversity
    and these values are reflected in its constitution, in society and in politics, and that it is a model for a federalized Syria as a whole, rather than complete independence.

Some of the criticisms of the region include authority claims,
Attempts at “Kurdification” of the region,
the promotion of a radical anti-capitalist ideology,
which is rooted in anarcho-communism,
Forced recruitment and the detention of dissidents and journalists

Community government[edit]

The Regions of Rojava per the reorganization in July 2017.

High Electoral Commission of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria

Local elections were held in March 2015. The DFNS system of community government has direct democratic aspirations.[79] Its programme aimed to be inclusive towards all the ethnoreligious groups of the region, including KurdsArabsAssyriansSyrian Turkmen and Yazidis. A September 2015 report in the New York Times observed:[17]

For a former diplomat like me, I found it confusing: I kept looking for a hierarchy, the singular leader, or signs of a government line, when, in fact, there was none; there were just groups. There was none of that stifling obedience to the party, or the obsequious deference to the “big man” — a form of government all too evident just across the borders, in Turkey to the north, and the Kurdish regional government of Iraq to the south. The confident assertiveness of young people was striking.

  • what does Rojava mean?

    • The West
    • Democratic Federation of Northern Syria
    • de facto autonomy
  • Part of the Communalism ?

    • Libertarian socialism
    • Anarchism
    • Socialism
    • Page semi-protected Communism

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