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Tsardom of Ashukovo
Царизм Ашуковская (ru)
Чарство Ашукова (as)
Flag of the Tsardom of Ashukovo.pngGreater CoA of the Tsardom of Ashukovo.png
National Map Ashukovo1.png
Dark blue indicates States, red indicates Territories, and gold indicates the Federal District
National Anthem:
God Save the Tsar (Royal), Farewell of Slavianka (National)
Motto:
Бог ша спасию Чар! (Ashukov)
God with us!
Capital Mladorossija COA.png Imperial City of Mladorossija (de jure)

Official languages English, Russian, Ashukov

Denomyn Ashukov

Government
His Royal Highness, by the Grace of God, Tsar of the Ashukovs Maonlis Tsompanoglou
Prime Minister Edward Jacobs (OP)
Deputy Prime Minister Sebastian Schriber (OP)
-Speaker of the House Jacob Huff (SPP)
Supreme Judge of the Tsardom of Ashukovo Nathan Ford
Imperial Overseer and Servant of the Tsar Sebastian Schriber (Transition)

Legislature Council of the State (Higher)
State Duma (Lower)
-Type Bicameral
Seats 11 (two vacant)

Established
- Constitution ratified To be ratified
– Formation (current) 11 October 2014
- Formation of the Federation 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
dd/mm/yyyyy

Ashukovo, officially the Tsardom of Ashukovo 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 constitutional monarchy, with HRH Tsar Manolis Tsompanoglou the de-facto head of state. Its capital city is the Imperial City of Mladorossija, surrounded on all sides by Moscow, Russian Federation. It is under direct control of the Tsar, unlike the other states and territories.

The Ashukov Tsardom, as it's sometimes referred to, is a federalized state and a Constitutional Absolute Monarchy with numerous democratic elements., and is administered by a parliament known as the State Duma of Ashukovo. While the laws of the states are subordinate to High Law, the royal 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. Languages spoken in the nation also include German and Russian. Ashukovo is a member of the Amagerian Union, the Grand Unified Micronational and the Saint Josephsburg Economic Pact. 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 Tsardom itself originated out of the Ashukov Federation, a long lived past incarnation which was dissolved in mid-October by the remaining Ministers after it was decided that the nation needed more cultural, social and economic unison.

The Ashukov Tsardom is a "Fifth World" micronation with the top score of 12 under the Boodlesmythe-Tallini System, and scores 4.4 on the Categoric-Gradial/Linden's (Revised) System.

Etymology

The name Ashukovo comes from a town in Ryazanskaya Oblast, Russia.[1]

History

Amager

Flag of Amager.

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.

Establishment

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.

Cvetosadov Crisis

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.

Post-Kennedy Era

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; 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.

Kennedy's Return

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.

Schriber's Term

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.

Recent 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.

On 4 August 2014, the Federal Assembly Act 2014 was passed, establishing the office of Speaker of the House of Delegates and revoking the Prime Minister of his presiding duties in the Federal Assembly.

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.

Standard of the President of Ashukovo.

The President is the head of state, and appoints most federal officials. The President is elected by the Federal Assembly for a term of six month, with no limit on the amount of terms one individual can serve. 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 on the nomination of the House of Territories, is the head of government. The Prime Minister serves at the pleasure of the President. 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".

Logo of the Federal Assembly.

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 typically elected every six months by the regional legislatures. Each autonomous State of the Federation is allocated two seats in the House, while populated Federal Territories are allocated one seat. The Speaker of the House of Territories is the presiding officer of the Assembly. The Federal Assembly has numerous Political Parties, and only one of the members is non-partisan.

Political parties

Party Name Logo Short name Leader Position Colours Seats
House of Territories Council of Ministers
National Party Ashukov National 3.png National Jacob Huff centre-right orange, blue
3 / 11
1 / 5
Orthodox Party Orthodox Party Ashukovo.png Orthodox Edward Jacobs center blue, red, white
3 / 11
3 / 5
Social Patriotic Party SPP long.png Social Patriotic Emmanouil Tsompanoglou right dark red, white
2 / 11
1 / 5

Foreign relations

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

Full diplomatic relations

Informal relations

Economy

Logo of AshuTech, which provides technological services for the Ashukov Government, regional governments, and foreign governments. It is a division of AshuTech.

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.

Demographics

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.

Geography

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
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.6
(47.5)
8.3
(46.9)
19.7
(67.5)
28.9
(84)
33.2
(91.8)
34.9
(94.8)
38.2
(100.8)
37.3
(99.1)
32.3
(90.1)
24.0
(75.2)
16.2
(61.2)
9.6
(49.3)
38.2
(100.8)
Average high °C (°F) −4.0
(25)
−3.7
(25.3)
2.6
(36.7)
11.3
(52.3)
18.6
(65.5)
22.0
(71.6)
24.3
(75.7)
21.9
(71.4)
15.7
(60.3)
8.7
(47.7)
0.9
(33.6)
−3.0
(27)
9.6
(49.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −6.5
(20.3)
−6.7
(19.9)
−1.0
(30)
6.7
(44.1)
13.2
(55.8)
17.0
(62.6)
19.2
(66.6)
17.0
(62.6)
11.3
(52.3)
5.6
(42.1)
−1.2
(29.8)
−5.2
(22.6)
5.8
(42.4)
Average low °C (°F) −9.1
(15.6)
−9.8
(14.4)
−4.4
(24.1)
2.2
(36)
7.7
(45.9)
12.1
(53.8)
14.4
(57.9)
12.5
(54.5)
7.4
(45.3)
2.7
(36.9)
−3.3
(26.1)
−7.6
(18.3)
2.1
(35.8)
Record low °C (°F) −42.2
(-44)
−38.2
(-36.8)
−32.4
(-26.3)
−21.0
(-6)
−7.5
(18.5)
−2.3
(27.9)
1.3
(34.3)
−1.2
(29.8)
−8.5
(16.7)
−16.1
(3)
−32.8
(-27)
−38.8
(-37.8)
−42.2
(-44)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 52
(2.05)
41
(1.61)
35
(1.38)
37
(1.46)
49
(1.93)
80
(3.15)
85
(3.35)
82
(3.23)
68
(2.68)
71
(2.8)
55
(2.17)
52
(2.05)
707
(27.83)
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
Sunshine hours 33 72 128 170 265 279 271 238 147 78 32 18 1,731
Source: [2] [3] [4][5]

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
Federal District
Mladorossija flag.png Mladorossija COA.png District of Mladorossija 5 June 2014 3
Vacant
States
Aetos flag.png Aetos arms.png Republic of Aetos 31 May 2013 5 Nathan Ford (OP) President Jacob Huff (NP) Prime Minister Nathan Ford (OP)
Akharnes flag.png
Akharnes seal.png
Federal Republic of Akharnes 25 May 2013 (founder) 9 Edward Jacobs (OP)
President Edward Jacobs (OP)
Flag of Montania.png
Arms of Montania.png
Montania 25 May 2013 (founder) 13 Shane Cahill (NP)
Joseph Kennedy (NP)
Provisional President Joseph Kennedy (NP)
MouziloFlag.png Coat-of-arms-of-Mouzilo-Dec13.png Democratic Republic of Mouzilo 15 December 2013 12 Rilgar Ompastre (SP)
Emmanuel Tsompanoglou (SP)
President Emmanuel Tsompanoglou (SP) Prime Minister Rilgar Ompastre (SP)
Kasimov.png
Som Temp.png
Republic of Somster 25 May 2013 (founder) 11 Sebastian Schriber(OP)
Alex Whitmarsh (Ind.)
President Sebastian Schriber (OP) Prime Minister William Chant (Ind.)
Federal Territories
Flag of Andorra(1934).svg.png FRESCcoa.png Ashukov Federal Territory of New Kronstadt 14 December 2013 0
Vacant
Flag of Ashukov Dradelia.png
Dradelian arms-1.png
Ashukov Federal Territory of Dradelia 25 May 2013 (founder) 0
Vacant
ElefheriaFlag.png
St.George COA.png
Ashukov Federal Territory of Havil 2 February 2014 9 Peter Leventis (NP)
Governor Peter Leventis (NP)
Flag of psatura.png PsaturaCOA.png Ashukov Federal Territory of Psatura 6 March 2014 0
Vacant

Culture

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.

Education

Logo of the University of Ashukovo

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.

Media

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.

Sports

Logo of BC Spartak Džoltovolk, reigning champion of MicroLeague

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, while the Ashukov Football Union governs association football.

External Links

References

  1. http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/126880725
  2. "Thermograph.ru averages". Retrieved 2011-01-12.
  3. "Pogoda & Climate (Weather & Climate)" (in Russian). Retrieved 2011-01-12.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  4. "Climate monitor 2005-2011" (in Russian). Retrieved 2011-01-12.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  5. "Average monthly Sunshine hours" (in Russian). Meteoweb.ru. Retrieved 2011-01-12.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)