Ашуковская Федерация (ru)
Ашуковски Фэдэрация (as)
|Dark blue indicates States, red indicates Territories, and gold indicates the Federal District
Ashukovs, March On!
Дэмокрация, Братэрция, Патрия (Ashukov)
Democracy, Brotherhood, Fatherland
|Capital||District of Mladorossija|
|Official languages||English, Russian, Ashukov|
|Government||Federal Semi-Presidential Constitutional Republic|
|–President||Jacob Huff (NP)|
|–Prime Minister||Joseph Kennedy (NP)|
|–Deputy Prime Minister||Sebastian Schriber (OP)|
|–Supreme Judge||Nathan Ford|
|–Seats||10 (one vacant)|
|- Constitution ratified||24 May 2013|
|– Formation||25 May 2013|
|Area claimed||>5,039,000 m2|
|Population||65 (2014 Estimate)|
|Currency||Ashukov denar (Ѥ)|
|Time zone||UTC, EST, CEST|
|Drives on the||Varies|
|Date formats||Gregorian calendar|
Ashukovo, officially the Ashukov Federation (Ashukov: Ašukovski Federacija; Ашуковски Фэдэрация) is a self-declared independent nation-state, commonly referred to as a micronation by external observers, with claims in Asia, Europe, North America and Antarctica. It is governed as a federation, with various political systems in its numerous states. Its capital city is the District of Mladorossija, surrounded on all sides by Moscow, Russian Federation.
The Ashukov Federation is a federated state and a constitutional semi-presidential democratic republic with a President, Jacob Huff and administered by a parliament known as the Federal Assembly. While the laws of the states are subordinate to federal law, the federal government does not have any regulations on the means for administering states and as such the states all have their own unique system of governance. It is regarded as a major inter-micronational diplomatic power and a leading cultural and political power in Western Asia, Europe and the Eastern US.
Ashukovo, with a mixed market capitalist economy, ranks as having a high level of income equality. It is frequently ranked as a happy and lowly corrupt nation. The national language, Ashukov, is closely related to Old Church Slavonic, Old Eastern Slavonic, Russian, and Serbian, due to Ashukovo's predominantly Slavic culture. Ashukovo is a member of the Amagerian Union and the Grand Unified Micronational. Ashukovo is one of two surviving successors (along with Hobartstown and Victoria) to the now defunct Confederation of Amager, of which many prominent Ashukovs were dedicated citizens. As such, Ashukov politics and culture are highly Amatine-inspired.
The name Ashukovo comes from a town in Ryazanskaya Oblast, Russia.
Havnesgade-Amager was proposed by Luke Albertschine on 1 June, 2011 and work began on forming the micronation the following day with Albertschine becoming the de facto leader. Havnesgade-Amager gained a presence within the MicroWiki community after Albertschine joined MicroWiki and created an article on the micronation on the 7 October, 2011.
After federalization, several nations joined Saint Luke and Amager, including Libereco, Saint Luke, Akharnes, and Luciana. This led to an increased level of democracy and allowed for the 2013 elections to take place. The elected Albertschine government held the confidence of the nation, with a 87% approval rating and a strong national government creating many projects.
Amager’s status in the St.Charlian Commonwealth was also cemented, with approval unanimous in voters. Amager began to progress, and in late 2012, marriage for LGBT couples and complete secularism was achieved through legislation proposed by Leon Simpson.
Febuary 2013 saw Montania and Doshevika admitted as constituents, and the secession of Wick from the federation. First Minister Grant responded to these changes by calling for new elections, leading to a coalition government.
First Minister Grant resigned from his position a few weeks later, citing his support for the Hobartstown and Victoria independence movement, which left him incapable of fulfilling his duties. Leon Simpson succeeded him to the position that same day, holding an extraordinary session of the Federal Assembly the next day. He announced plans for the fourth constitution in the history of Amager, and appointed an interim Federal Council until the constitution could be approved.
On 30 March 2013 Amager left the St.Charlian Commonwealth, Hobartstown and Victoria seceded and the Fourth Constitution of Amager was unanimously approved. Leon Simpson was elected President and Joseph Kennedy appointed Prime Minister. Days later, Amager was dissolved by the Federal Assembly following Doshevika stating their desire for secession.
Talks on the formation of a Federation were held by Joseph Kennedy and Edward Jacobs soon after the dissolution of the Confederation of Amager. It was decided that the culture of the Federation should be based around the Slavic cultures of Europe, which both Jacobs and Kennedy admired. Soon after Ashukovo was announced, Dradelia and Dorién stated their intentions to join. The Federation was formed on 25 May 2013, after the Dradelian Parliament became the last of the legislatures of the four aspiring member States to approve the constitution. Joseph Kennedy was elected the first President of the Federation soon after.
Development and growth
After Joseph Kennedy's inauguration on 25 May, he appointed the Prime Minister, the Supreme Court, and the Council of Ministers. Soon after establishment, Akharnes revoked its GUM membership and Ashukovo became a member of the GUM. After the dissolution of Saint Edward and Zealand on 27 May 2013, the Federal Assembly established honorary citizenship and declared Theledir the Wight, former Prince of Saint Edward and Zealand, an Honorary citizen of the Ashukov Federation. On 31 May, the Republic of Aetos joined the Federation.
On 2 June 2013, Ashukovo entered into its first treaty with the Realm under Freyja. A treaty with the Union of Libereco soon followed on June 11. On June 12, 2013, the Republic of Dorien became the Kasimovian Confederation.
On 1 July, Rilgar Ompastre resigned as Prime Minister. President Kennedy called an extraordinary session of the Federal Assembly together, where Kennedy appointed a new Prime Minister on the advice of the Assembly. Edward Jacobs was appointed new Prime Minister. Jacobs soon resigned from his office as Supreme Judge. The Jacobs Cabinet was soon appointed. On 12 July, the Republic of Dradelia dissolved and its government members moved to the Republic of Akebar. On 28 August, the Republic of Cvetosadovo joined the Federation and the Republic of Akebar seceded.
On 12 October 2013, Cvetosadovo threatened secession on the grounds that the federal government was "fascistic." The author of this claim was Cvetosadov politician Svetlana Pavlović. It was later discovered after negotiations between Federal President Jacobs and Federal Prime Minister Kennedy with the Cvetosadov President Zoran Illic that an undisclosed foreign national had told him that the Federal Prime Minister had mocked him and the Cvetosadov people in private. This was later proven to be false, and Cvetosadovo did not secede.
On 3 November 2013, the Ashukov government granted independence to the people of Cvetosadovo, per their request. Following their secession was a short period of relative peace, but on 25 October, Prime Minister Joseph Kennedy went on political leave for personal reasons. Then Deputy Prime Minister Richard Cunningham fulfilled his duties in his absence. Then finally, on 13 November, Kennedy resigned as Prime Minister. Following brief consultation with the Federal Assembly, President Jacobs appointed Sebastian Schriber of the People's Minarchist Front to the office of Prime Minister, making him the first non-Orthodox or Labour to hold the office. The early days of his term were marked with controversy after he attempted to ban Scientology. The bill was shot down by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional, citing Article 104 of the Constitution.
In December 2013, Montania became an Ashukov Federal Territory after Joseph Kennedy announced his temporary leave from micronationalism. As a result, the Labour Party was dissolved. On December 14 2013, Carpathia was admitted into the Federation and was granted Special Cultural Status, followed by the Democratic Republic of Mouzilo, which joined the Federation on the next day.
On January 3 2014, Montania was readmitted as a state (now known as the Principality of Montania) and Joseph Kennedy returned to Ashukov politics. Kennedy became Montania's first Prince. Kennedy joined fellow Montanian and former Federal Deputy Prime Minister Richard Cunningham in establishing the National Party of Ashukovo, which joined a coalition with the Orthodox Party and Green Party known as United Ashukovo.
Soon after Kennedy's return, then Prime Minister Sebastian Schriber led the United Ashukovo coalition to electoral victory, with Schriber becoming third President of the Federation. The new government was formed, with Nathan Ford at the helm as fifth Prime Minister. Schriber's term has been marked by the most active Federal Assembly, with nearly twenty acts being passed in just four months. These acts include the Federal Holidays Act 2014, which established national holidays, the Presidential Act 2014, which established the Council of State and created the Presidential Standard, and the Constitutional Amendment XIV, which expanded the Presidential term from four months to six months. One act in particular, the Political Parties Act 2014, resulted in the Green Party merging with the Orthodox Party and the Honor Party merging with the National Party.
Another characteristic of Scriber's term has been a cultural renaissance, with the complete reformation of the Ashukov language and the addition of Amagerian culture to daily lifes. This renaissance can be attributed to Emmanuel Tsompanoglou, the new Minister of Culture, Minister of Sports and Recreation, and head of the Ashukov Language Institute of the University of Ashukovo.
Yet another feature of Schriber's term has been an increase in diplomacy and Ashukov diplomatic influence. Joseph Kennedy was elected Supreme Judge of the GUM, and numerous treaties and other form of recognition were signed with significant nations such as Austenasia and St. Charlie. This can be attributed to Joseph Kennedy, longest serving Foreign Minister in Ashukov history.
On 1 May 2014, President Schriber dissolved the House of Territories to prepare for elections. The United Ashukovo coalition maintained its parliamentary majority, beating out the Social Patriotic Party and independents. Then, on 5 May, the fourth Ashukov Presidential Elections took place. Jacob Huff of the United Ashukovo coalition beat Emmanuel Tsompanoglou of the Social Patriots, and was inaugurated on 18 May. He soon appointed Joseph Kennedy his Prime Minister, making him the first person to hold the office twice (albeit non-consecutively).
On 5 June 2014, the District of Laru was absorbed by the Ashukov Federal Territory of Dradelia and was thereby revoked of its Capital City status. The District of Mladorossija, formerly an Akharnian city, was chosen to be the new Federal District.
Politics and government
The Ashukov Federation is governed as a democratic republic. The system for governing the Federation is outlined in the Constitution of the Ashukov Federation.
The President is the head of state, and appoints most federal officials. The President is counselled on matters of state by the Council of State, which he consults before he carries out any of his major presidential duties.
The Prime Minister, appointed by the President, is the head of government. Both the President and Prime Minister serve for a term of four months. The Council of Ministers is the executive body of the Federation, and its members are appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister, who leads the Council.
The judiciary, the Supreme Court, consists of the Supreme Judge of the Federation and two lesser judges. The Constitution states that "the Supreme Court shall be responsible for interpreting the Constitution and for handling lawsuits and criminal charges".
The legislature is known as the Federal Assembly. The Federal Assembly is a unicameral body, its sole house being the House of Territories. The House of Territories is elected every six months by the regional legislatures. Each autonomous State of the Federation is allocated two seats in the house, these seats typically going to the head of state and head of government of each State. The Prime Minister is the speaker of the House of Territories. The Federal Assembly has numerous Political Parties, and only one of the members is non-partisan.
|Party Name||Logo||Short name||Leader||Position||Colours||Seats|
|House of Territories||Council of Ministers|
|National Party||National||Joseph Kennedy||centre-right||orange, blue|
|Orthodox Party||Orthodox||Edward Jacobs||center||blue, red, white|
|Social Patriotic Party||Social Patriotic||Emmanouil Tsompanoglou||right||dark red, white|
The Constitution of the Ashukov Federation outlines the policy on international relations of the Federation. The following nations are ones the Federation has relations with or recognizes:
Recognised; no relations
(Bold indicates mutual recognition)
Full diplomatic relations
- Empire of Adammia
- Daikoku Federation
- Delsh-Westlandian Federal Republic
- Kingdoms and Lands Represented in the Council of the Diarchal Crowns of the Disciples
- Tsardom of Nolland
- Federal Republic of St. Charlie
- Federal Commonwealth of Sirocco
- Free State of Renasia
- Republic of Tiana
- Kingdom of Überstadt
- Kingdom of Wyvern
Ashukovo has a mixed-market capitalist economy. Most, if not all, Ashukovs are lower-middle class to upper-middle class. There is very little income inequality. Major private Ashukov businesses include the Ashukov Technological Company (commonly referred to as AshuTech) and its subsidiary Logoncept, the Ashukov Broadcasting Corporation, and ICARUS.
The currency of Ashukovo is the Denar, which is regulated by the Ashukov Central Bank. The Chairman of the ACB is Emmanuel Tsompanoglou. As of early 2014 the Home Ministry, led my Sebastian Schriber, begun activity in its economic duties. He announced the creation of the Federal Revenue and Customs, controlling a number of things from taxes to immigration. He outlined that along with export tariffs they will focus on putting value to the Denar, negotiating state budgets and allocating money to different nations within the Ashukov Federation. The recent improvements have been made to "spring board" the Ashukov economy into one of the most developed and successful seen in micronationalism. As well as this, Joseph Kennedy begun talks with Renasia and Grémmia among other nations to develop strong ties with the St. Josephburg Economic Agreement, working closely with the FRC to create special trade and diplomatic agreements.
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According to the May 2013 Census, Ashukovo had a population of 39. The racial composition of the state was 97% White (including multiracial whites) and 3% Black.
Ashukovo can be regarded as a predominantly Christian nation, with 61.5% of respondents listing themselves as Christian. The study shows that 33% of them are Protestant; 25.5% Orthodox; 4% Anglican; 37.5% other (including Catholic, Pentecostal, Anglican and Non-Denominational). Among the religious minorities are Agnostic (13%), atheist (13%), other (7.5%). 5% either stated their uncertainty or refused to answer.
The study also shows that 77% of Ashukovs speak English natively, 7.7% are Serbian speakers, and 5% claim Afrikaans as their mother tongue. 10.4% speak other languages, which include Russian, Georgian, Turkish and Finnish.
As Ashukovo is a transcontinental nation, its climate varies from Federal Subject to Federal Subject. The District of Mladorossija, the Capital of the Federation, has a humid continental climate.
|Climate data for Mladorossija, Ashukovo|
|Record high °C (°F)||8.6
|Average high °C (°F)||−4.0
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−6.5
|Average low °C (°F)||−9.1
|Record low °C (°F)||−42.2
|Average Precipitation mm (inches)||52
|Average relative humidity (%)||83||80||74||67||64||70||74||77||81||81||84||85||76.7|
|Average rainy days||0.8||0.7||3||9||13||14||15||15||15||12||6||2||105.5|
|Average snowy days||18||15||9||1||0.1||0||0||0||0.1||2||10||17||72.2|
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States and Federal departments
Ashukovo is a federation of numerous States, also called republics, who are guaranteed numerous rights outlined in the Constitution.
|Flag||Emblem||Name||Admission||Population||Federal Assembly Delegates||Head of State||Head of Government|
|District of Mladorossija||5 June 2014||3|
|Republic of Aetos||31 May 2013||5||Nathan Ford (OP)||First Consul Nathan Ford (OP)||Second Consul Jacob Huff (NP)|
|Federal Republic of Akharnes||25 May 2013 (founder)||9||Hasan Çakar (OP)
Edward Jacobs (OP)
President Edward Jacobs (OP)
|Montania||25 May 2013 (founder)||13||Shane Cahill (NP)
Joseph Kennedy (NP)
Provisional President Joseph Kennedy (NP)
|Democratic Republic of Mouzilo||15 December 2013||12||Rilgar Ompastre (SP)
Emmanuel Tsompanoglou (SP)
|President Emmanuel Tsompanoglou (SP)||Prime Minister Rilgar Ompastre (SP)|
|Dominion of Somster||25 May 2013 (founder)||11||Sebastian Schriber(OP)
Alex Whitmarsh (Ind.)
|President Sebastian Schriber (OP)||Prime Minister William Chant (Ind.)|
|Ashukov Federal Territory of New Kronstadt||14 December 2013||2|
|Ashukov Federal Territory of Dradelia||25 May 2013 (founder)||0|
|Ashukov Federal Territory of Psatura||6 March 2014||1|
Governor Deniz Tezcan (Ind.)
|Ashukov Federal Territory of Saint George||2 February 2014||9|
Governor Peter Leventis (Ind.)
Ashukov culture is considered a branch of the Slavic cultures of Europe.
The Ashukov language is currently being developed by the Ashukov Language Institution, which is a subsidiary of the University of Ashukovo. Aetos is entitled to "special cultural status" within the Federation, which gives some cultural privileges.
The University of Ashukovo is Ashukovo's public flagship research institute. The University has many students not only from Ashukovo, but from various other micronations. In addition to the University of Ashukovo, there are also the University of Ashukovo-Aetos, the University of Džoltovolk, Montania State University, and the Imperial University of Mouzilo.
Ashukovo has two major newspapers, the "Ašukovski Vesti – Ашуковски Вэсти" and the "Mirolian Times". Visual media is dominated by the Ashukov Broadcasting Corporation, abbreviated ABC and stylized abc, which operates online and airs news programs and re-runs of foreign material.
Ashukovo has a varied sports culture. American football, basketball, association football and ice hockey remain popular. Basketball is the dominant sport in Ashukovo. AšuLiga is the national basketball tournament, sponsored by the Ministry for Sport and Recreation. The Ashukov Collegiate Sports Conference governs collegiate basketball.
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