Bartonia

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Bartonia, officially the Ecologist Republic of Bartonia, is a sovereign state, known as a micronation in Austria. It was founded on 27 May 2020 after the collapse of Rabenberg. It claims a 3.1 km² small territory, which is not located on the former territory of Rabenberg. All exclaves are landlocked by Austria. The capital city is Bartonowo, which has also the most population, the biggest by area is Oberwald. The seat of government is in Bartonowo on the Green square. The largest political party is the Ecologist Party of Bartonia, but it's not the only one. In Bartonia there is the system of planned economy.

Republic of Bartonia EN

Republik Bartonien DE
Reterpublicca Bartoniya BART
Республика Бартония RUS
Rzeczpospolita Bartonia PL
Respubliko Bartonia EO

Poblachd Bartonia GLA

Bartonian Eco Flag.jpgBartonian Eco Coa.jpg

Motto
Ekologiys A ideologiya A futuriya!
(Ecologism is the ideology of the future!)
Anthem
Woy A Bartoniya

Capital cityBartonowo
Largest cityOberwald (by area)
Bartonowo (by population)
Official language(s)German, Austrian, Polish, Bartonian, Russian, Esperanto
Official religion(s)Christianity
Short nameBartonia
DemonymBartonian
GovernmentEcologist unitary semi-presidental republic
- DogeCal Bartoń
- Vice-DogeLadi
LegislatureNational Council
- Type - unicameral
- Last election - 30 November 2020
Established27 May 2020
Area claimed3,1 km²
Population27 (as of March 2021 census)
CurrencyBartonian Krono
Time zoneCET (Central European Time)
National sportGolf, soccer
National dishFish sticks, Dorolas, Bartonian toasts
National drinkApple juice
National animalDog, Bird
Patron saintJohn Paul II
This micronation is a member of the European Union of Micronations, the Union Against Micronational War, the Austrian Micronational Union, the Micronational Greens and Ecologists and the World Micronations Football Federation and the Union Cycliste Intermicronationale

Official Government Website


History

After the collapse of the Grand Duchy of Rabenberg, the Republic of Bartonia was founded on the 27 May 2020 on an other territory than Rabenberg. On an uknown date after the 30 May 2020, the Ecologist Party of Bartonia turned Bartonia into a Ecologist republic.

Geography

In Bartonia, there aren't any high mountains like in Austria, there are only some small hills. In the exclave Haltlandia there is a small beach, and also near the Rose-Lake in the main territory. In Bartonia, there are many forests.

Lakes

  • Rose-Lake
Beaches
Italiano-beach in exclave Haltlandia
  • Rose-Lake beach
  • Italiano beach

Rivers

  • Silver creek
  • Channel creek

Mountains and hills

  • Bird mountain
  • Over Hill
  • Ramenato mountain
  • Raven mountain

Forests

  • Raven forest
  • Barbara Stangel-Forest
  • Antonius forest
  • Hl. Hieronymus forest

Roads and streets

  • Sun street
  • Hugel'A street
  • Franz Thoma and Halwart Schrader Street
  • Maxton main-road
  • Wegerl main-road
  • Awada road
  • Zarel Smith street
  • Oberwald main street

Administrative divisions

The state territory with all the exclaves
English name (in bracket german) Real country Since...
Main territory (Hauptgebiet) Austria 27 May 2020
Waterrock (Haltlandia) Austria 27 May 2020
Ostania (Ostanien) Austria 4 January 2021

Cities and villages

Biggest city by area, Oberwald
Awent (small village in Ostania)

Awent is located near the city Oberwald. There is only one house there, because of the low population.

Bartonowo (capital city, biggest city by population, located in the main territory)

Bartonowo is the political, cultural and economical centre of Bartonia. The seat of government is on the Green square, which is often visited by tourists. In Bartonowo there also is the small Bird mountain and the Rose-Lake.

Greta-Thunberg-City (city in Ostania)

The Greta-Thunberg-City is a planned city in Ostania, and is also often visited by tourists. It was a very beautiful city, but it was destroyed by several gusts of wind, especially the city centre. It is no longer maintained, because it is not profitable. The big Graeme Maxton Monument is located in the city centre.

Großbaum (city in Ostania)

Großbaum is a small city with only two sights, but it is the mostly visited place in Bartonia, because of it's location.

Hieronymus (small village in Ostania)

Hieronymus is a small village located on Bartonia´s north-end in Ostania. The village-centre is well-known for it´s park.

Oberwald (biggest city by area, located in Ostania)

Oberwald is the biggest city by area in Bartonia. It is the main centre of Ecologist architecture in Bartonia.

Sights

  • Rose-Lake
  • Bird mountain
  • Dr. F.X. Mayr Golf course
  • Ecologist Monuments
  • The Tree
  • Memorial to the Victims of Fascism
  • John-Paul II Park
  • National Museum
  • BartoniaSign
  • Graffiti wall
  • Kulturpalast
  • Ecologist Halls
  • Hügelhaus 2
  • Maxton-tower
  • Haus der Planwirtschaft
  • Monument der Ökodemokratie
  • B.-Tor
  • Bergkapelle
  • Assisikapelle
BartoniaSign
The BartoniaSign

There is a small sign on the north-border to Austria. It is named BartoniaSign. It represents that Bartonia is an sovereign state.

Government and politics

Main article: Politics of Bartonia

The Micronational Democracy Index calls Bartonia a flawed democracy. It is not an dictatorship, even if it sometimes seems to be one. In Bartonia there is no free market, but the system of planned economy. Capitalism is one of many banned ideologies, because of the environment and human rights.
The biggest political party is the Ecologist Party of Bartonia. Propaganda posters by ecologists can be found all over Bartonia. The Ecologists have not the full power over Bartonia, but they can do more things than other parties.

Bartonia is a country, that is build out of the principles of the state ideology of Ecologism. So there are many prohibitions, like, you are not allowed to throw trash into the nature or you are not allowed to ride a exhaust gas producing vehicle. All things, that are not good for the Environment, are banned. If you do not follow these rules, there are very high fines and withdrawal penalties.

Political parties

Main article: Political parties in Bartonia

Government

Bartonia is a ecologist unitary semi-presidential republic. It is mainly ruled by the Doge, beacause he has more power, but sometimes also by the Vice-Doge.

Constitution

The constitution of the Ecologist Republic Bartonia is very short, although it mentions all important points. The constitution has three chapters. The first version was written by the first head of state, Cal Bartoń, in February 2021. Before the "real" constitution was written, the main law replaced it.

Foreign relations

Informal relations

Mutual recognition

Recognized states; no diplomatic relations

Sanctioned states

Unrecognised states

Intermicronational organisation participation

Bartonia is member of 6 organisations. It is a member of the European Union of Micronations, the Austrian Micronational Union, the Union Against Micronational War, the Micronational Greens and Ecologists, the World Micronations Football Federation and the Union Cycliste Intermicronationale.

Law and order

Main article: Security in Bartonia

In Bartonia there is no criminality at all. There is no normal, but only a special police called OSD Obersicherheitsdienst. The Ecologist Party, which is the largest in Bartonia, always threatens citizens with arrest by OSD if they do something that is bad for the environment.

The army of Bartonia is the Militar Bartoniyy. The leader of it is the Doge, the head of state.

The legislature of Bartonia is the National Council. It has two seats, one for the head of state, the Doge and one for the deputy, the Vice-Doge.

Secret police OSD

Logo of the secret police "OSD"

There is a secret police named OSD, which is a abbreviation of Obersicherheitsdienst, which means "supreme security service". It controls mainly in the exclave Ostania and in the main territory. Nobody knows much about it, except the agents which work there. The OSD has no uniform, so you can´t recognize a agent. The OSD supports the Ecologist Party, but has no connection to it. In January 2021, the secret police arrested the politician Muran Voldokar, because he was a endangering for the Bartonian democracy, as a speaker of the OSD said. It was the first time the secret police arrested someone. The secret police also creates files and personal profiles for wanted persons or persons "under surveillance", which are sent to the government.

A poster of the Ecologist Party.

Ecologist propaganda

The propaganda of the Ecologist Party of Bartonia is everywhere, even if Bartonia is not a dictatorship. But most of the people like the social, ecological and democratic ideas of Ecologism and there is only a small opposition. The most propaganda-posters are in Bartonowo, and on the last page of the newspaper Bartonian Paper, there is also sometimes a advertising by the Ecologists. The Ecologists also build monuments and memorials for Ecologist heros and climate activists like Greta Thunberg, or for the the theorist Graeme Maxton, but also for the founder of Ecologism, and first head of state of Bartonia, Cal Bartoń. This monuments can also be seen as a part of propaganda. Further, the Ecologists also named the Bartonian city Greta-Thunberg-City.

Human rights

Human rights are mostly respected by the government, but not always. If something is not good for the environment, human rights are not important, because the environment is more important than the people, says the mainly ruling Ecologist Party of Bartonia. There are no human-rights organisations, but the Social Party of Bartonia also defends them.

Economy

The economy of Bartonia is very small, because of the small territory and all the environmental restrictions. It is supported financially by the conversion fees for the exchange of currencies to be able to pay in the store with Bartonian Kronos. In Winter 2021, the Doge Cal Bartoń worked on a ecological economy plan for Bartonia, and presented it on the 5th of January 2021 in the National-council. The plan has given the Bartonian economy a small boost, that the government had expected. On the 23 January 2021 Cal Bartoń presented an economical 2-year plan. For the most necessities of life, the Bartonians have to go shopping in Austria.

Currency

The currency of Bartonia is the Bartonian Krono. It is is issued by the National Bank of Bartonia.

Businesses

In Bartonia there are only two restaurants and one shop. There are also some smaller companies, like in the movie industry sector.

Rabatto-Shop

Rabatto is the only shop in Bartonia, located in the capital city of Bartonowo. It sells shampoos, stickers, magazines, tooth brushes and other things, but no food.

Agriculture

There are two farmers in Bartonia. The most of the agricultural productions are exported to Austria, some things are also sold in Bartonowo.

Taxation

Since 26 October 2020 no one is taxable.

Tourism

The most visited territories are (sorted by number of tourists) the exclave Ostania, the exclave Waterrock and the main territory. The most-visited city is Großbaum, because of the location. The most tourists come from Austria.

Transport

98% of the people in Bartonia own a bicycle. It's the most-used vehicle. Because cars and other exhaust-gas-producing vehicles are banned, the most people go by foot or ride a bicycle. There are no trains because of the small area. Although cars are banned, Austrian vehicles continue to drive illegally on Bartonia's roads.

Population

Language

The state-language is Bartonian, but German, Austrian, Polish, Russian and Esperanto are also official languages.

Demographics

Year Population Citizens
2020 19 26
2021 14 27
2022
Kind of citizen Total number of citizens Number of citizens residents Electoral rights
Dogs 2 0 Yes check.pngYes
Cats 1 1 X mark.pngNo
Other 1 1 Yes check.pngYes
Humans 27 19 Yes check.pngYes

Religion

Year Roman-catholicism Christ-f. Progressive Christianism None Unknown
2020 3-5 2-3 - 1 18
2021 3-5 2-3 1 1 17
2022

There is one roman-catholic chapel in Oberwald, the Bergkapelle, and the Government also plans to build one in the capital city Bartonowo. In Bartonia there are no churches or other big religious buildings. The people must go to Austria, if they want to go to a church.

Culture

Bartonia has a very strong culture; due to the variety of citizens nationalities, different traditions meet.

Sports

The national sports are Golf and Football-soccer. There is a very small golf-course and a Soccerfield.

Skiing

Skiing is popular in Bartonia, especially for smaller kids. Even if there is only one small ski-resort, the Bartonians are very proud of it.

Music

In Bartonia the most popular type of music is military marches or leftist (socialist) music. But some Bartonians also hear normal pop music. The most played instruments in Bartonia are the piano and the accordion, in the musical genre Bartonian People's Music. An own kind of music, that is only heard in Ostania is BartoArab Music.

Cinema

There are also some movies originating from Bartonia. They are very popular there, even if all films are very short.

Cuisine and drink

The national dish is fish sticks and Dorolas (sweet wraps). The national drink is apple juice and Abarto (a mix between apple juice and ice tea lemon)

National holidays

  • International Winter Bike to Work Day: 14 February
  • First holidays: 15. February 2021 - 21. February 2021
  • Waste separation day: 9th of March
  • Global Recycling Day: 18th of March
  • International Day of Forests: 21st of March
  • Easter holidays: 27. March 2021 - 05. April 2021
  • Earth Day: 22nd of April
  • Worker's Day: 1st of May
  • National day: 27th of May
  • World No Tobacco Day: 31st of May
  • Segona holidays: 22 May 2021 - 24. May 2021
  • World Bicycle Day: 3rd of June
  • World Environment Day: 5th of June
  • Day of Ecologism: 21st of June
  • Anti-Fascism and Anti-Racism Day: 25th of June
  • International Plastic Bag Free Day: 3rd of July
  • National Second Hand Wardrobe Day: 25th of August
  • Summer holidays: 10. July 2021 - 12. September 2021
  • Zero Emissions Day: 21st of September
  • World Car Free Day: 22nd of September
  • Autumn Holidays: 27. October 2021 - 31. October 2021
  • Polish National Independence Day: 11th of November
  • International Mountain Day: 11th of December
  • International Tea Day: 15th of December
  • New Year's Eve: 31st of December
  • Winter holidays: 24. December 2021 - 06. January 2022

Note: There are also some holidays that are only celebrated by minorities and aren't in this table.

Media

The logo of the Bartonian Paper with the slogan "Volturo basida A Wissa" (Trust is based on knowledge)

The media in Bartonia can write whatever the want, because there´s no censorship. But if you glorify one of the banned ideologies, you must pay very high fees.

There are four media, Radio Antena1 and TeleBarton are state-owned, the others are private.

  • TeleBarton (TV station)

Infrastructure

Electricity and water supplies are provided to Bartonia by the Republic of Austria for free.

Buildings and architecture

In Bartonia there are not many buildings. The most citizens live outside Bartonia, so only some buildings are inhabited. It is also normal, that some businesses are all located in one building.

The main architectural style is Ecologist architecture, but Austrian landhouse architecture is also very popular. The main centre of Ecologist buildings is in the city Oberwald in the exclave Ostania.

Businesses

The most businesses are located in the capital city Bartonowo. There are two restaurants and one shop, that sells shampoos, magazines, newspapers, stickers and more.

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