Co-operative Republic of Wendatia

The Co-operative Republic of Wendatia, formerly known as the Republic of Wendatia is a micronation located in southern Oakland County, northern Macomb County, and southwestern Detroit. It is completely surrounded by the United States, except for a border it shares with the Praderan Republic. It's capital is Avienta, however the largest cities are Quatrio and Delraya-Carban. Wendatian territories date back to 2017-2018, however was never really active until mid-2020. The current heads of state & government are Jonas Rhymer and Leon Montan.

Co-operative Republic of Wendatia

República Cooperativa de Wendatia  (Spanish)
Akinaanokii Biinjwebinigeaki Wendatia[1] (Ojibwe)
Repūblic Coaperatiī de Wēndatia (Wendatian)
Motto: "For freedom we take a stand"
Anthem: Hymm of the Wendatian Republic
Wendatia Map.png
CapitalAvienta
Largest cityQuatrio and Delraya-Carban
Official languagesEnglish, Spanish, Wendatian
Recognized languagesHungarian
Ethnic groups
87.5% Wendatian
12.5% Praderan
(only counts citizens living in territory)
Religion
36.6% Christian
26.6% Atheist/Agnostic
6.66% Jewish
3.33% Unitarian Universalist
Demonym(s)Wendatian
GovernmentUnitary Semi-presidential Republic
• President
Jonas Rhymer
Leon Montan
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence from the United States
• Huronese Republic declared
29 July 2020
• Co-operative Republic of Wendatia declared
8 February 2021
Population
• Estimate
30 (includes citizens living abroad)
CurrencyWendatian Sol (de jure)
United States Dollar (de facto)
Time zoneEastern Standard Time (EST)
Date formatmm-dd-yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+1
Internet TLD.wd (proposed)

Etymology

The official name comes from the Wendat people, a Native American people group that had settled in the area before European explorers, and with the suffix "-ia", it could translate to "Land of Wendat". Alternative spellings of Wendat include "Wyandot" and "Wyandotte".

History

Micronations Before Wendatia

 
Vague reconstruction of the 2019 Huronese Flag

Acnaiva

In the 2017-2018 range, Jonas Rhymer created Acnaiva, sharing the same name as his former NationStates account. It was fairly inactive, without much effort put into it. It was silently dissolved around mid 2018.

Huronese Republic (Old)

During late 2019 and early 2020, Jonas Rhymer, TYWUURM, and a few other members of a discord server known as "The Chaos School" made an inside joke known as the "Huronese Republic". It was originally a political simulation, however it never really took off, and went defunct around April of 2020.

Foundation

After Jonas Rhymer watched a video about MicroCon 2019, Wendatia was founded on July 27th, 2020, as the Huronese Republic, with the reason being “Cuz i have nothing to do at 5 am.” It was declared on a discord server known as the "Diarchy of Mapping", in their politics channel. The claims originally expanded the entire thumb of Michigan, however actual judicial control was limited to Jonas Rhymer’s backyard. The first president's name is unknown, but they are referred to as "TYWUURM", as it is their discord username. The presidents during the time it was called the Huronese Republic were TYWUURM, Andre Carnerio, Leon Montan, and Jonas Rhymer.

Transition to Wendatia

On 9 September 2020, the nation's name was changed to Wendat, and the disputed claims were receded. Eventually, a few days later, the country was renamed "Wendatia", due to confusion with Wegmat. Jonas Rhymer officially ratified the Constitution of Wendatia on September 30th, 2020. Wendatia officially recognized Artsakh as independent on 28 September 2020. On 5 October 2020, Jamez became a supreme judge. On 10 October 2020, Wendatia became an observer state of the Cupertino Alliance, which was later revoked.

Inactiva Period

The state of Pradera (Now Mashkode) was admitted to the Republic on 21 October 2020. On the 1st of November, the government was reorganized. This replaced the role of Prime Minister with Deputy President, which had the role of assisting the president and running the Congressional House. (Now National Assembly) On 7 November 2020, the first congressional elections began. This period is notable for the government's relative inactivity.

National Revival

Wendatia hosted their first elections in over 2 months on 28 November 2020, with the Wendatian Workers Party in the lead. This resulted in Hunt P. and Paris Wright being elected to the Congressional House. On 1 December 2020, the first deputy elections occurred, with Leah Telford replacing TYWUURM as deputy president. This also saw a spike in activity in Wendatia. On 12 December 2020, the Ministry of Motorways (Now Ministry of Transportation) was established.

Present day

 
Jonas Rhymer flying the flag of Wendatia next to the CSX Delray Tower, located in Delray state.

A new constitution was completed and voted in on 8 February 2021, renaming the country to the Co-operative Republic of Wendatia. As a result, new elections were hosted, with the Democratic Party of Wendatia winning the majority of seats within the National Assembly. North Pradera eventually became independent on 26 March 2021, as the Praderan Republic. Within Late May to Early June of 2021, the first Presidential Election in Wendatia since September of 2020, resulting in Jonas Rhymer being re-elected. During the election, the decline of ¡Democracia! - People's Front, the former ruling party had begun, as the popularity of the Green Party of Wendatia had grown. Mid-june saw the annexation of Delray.

Politics and government

Wendatia is a Semi-presidential system, in which the President holds the executive head, and is head of state. The Deputy President acts as the legislative head and is head of government. A multi-party system is currently present within the state, with the Green Party of Wendatia being the dominant party within the country.

Law and order

The High Courts of Wendatia is the official court of the nation. Citizens may take legal/criminal cases to the court. If the highest court is reached, the Supreme Judge decides on said case. New laws are voted on and passed by the National Assembly, which is led by the Deputy President. The Carabineros are the de-jure police force in the country.

Political Parties and Elections

Political Parties

Party Logo Party Leader Membership Ideology Position National Assembly Governors
Parties Represented in the National Assembly
¡Democracia! - People's Front DPF Jonas Rhymer 3 Big tent Leftism Center left-Left
2 / 10
2 / 4
Green Party of Wendatia GPW Leon Montan 4 Eco-socialism, Green politics Left-Far left
4 / 10
0 / 4
National Centrist Party Wendatia NCP Ezri Ambriz 1 Centrism Center-Center right
1 / 10
0 / 4
National Front NF Andrew Perdomo 1 Conservatism Center right-Far right
1 / 10
0 / 4
Wendatian Workers Party WWP Hunt Powell 2 Trade unionism, Workers rights Center
2 / 10
1 / 4
Parties Not Represented in Government
Syncretic Green Libertarians SGL John Lakes 1 Syncretic politics, Green Libertarianism, Nationalism, w:Populism Center right
0 / 10
0 / 4

Elections

Presidential

2021 Wendatian presidential election

Notable Politicians

Foreign relations

The Co-operative Republic of Wendatia has an open policy to diplomatic relations. It has official relations with 5 mironations, Infor,al relations with 4, and 1 embassy within the country.

Bilateral Recognition

Informal Relations

Unilateral recognition

The Co-operative Republic of Wendatia unilaterally recognizes the following nations:

Embassies in Wendatia

The following nations have only embassies in Wendatia:

Recognition Refused

Former Foreign relations

The Co-operative Republic of Wendatia had relations with the following nations:

States

Wendatia is divided up into 3 states. Each state holds the same amount of power, and are run directly by governors. States are below government laws, and cannot override any laws set by the National Assembly.

Name Flag Arms Capital Population Head Official Established
Provinces
Arroyo       Quatrio 9 Governor
Asher Young
25 December 2020
Avienta       Avienta 8 Governor
Jonas Rhymer
12 September 2020
Delray   Delraya-Carban 6-7 Governor
vacant
18 June 2021
Mashkode       Pradera City 4 Governor
TYWUURM
16 October 2020
Pantanal       Puerto Claria 4 Governor
H. Qetler
12 September 2020

Culture

Wendatian culture is heavily inspired by that of Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario.

Wendatia's culture is very similar to those of Michigan and Ontario (Specifically Detroit and Windsor), with some Latin American influence. Egg Noodles are a common food in the country, and a common sport during the winter is Snowboarding.

Holidays

Date Name Type Notes
1 January New Year's Day Secular Celebrated as the beginning of the new year.
20th December Christmas Secular In Wendatia, Christmas is considered a secular holiday with no religious meaning.
March/April (Dates change) Easter Secular Only celebrated in Avienta, Arroyo, and Pantanal, not in South Pradera
29 July Republic Day Secular Celebrating the independence of Wendatia

Religion

Most of the population is Atheist, and Wendatia has no official religion, nor state religion. However, there is a sizeable christian minority in Arroyo and Delray, along with a Unitarian Universalist one in South Pradera.

Delray

Delray has a long history of a Hungarian population, and it is estimated the majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

Media

 
The logo of Noticaswendatia, Wendatia's main news & media corporation

Noticaswendatia is the main news & media corporation in Wendatia, responsible for most of the country's news and media. It was created after the Wendatian People's Gazette was archived and went defunct. It is state-owned, and lead by President Jonas Rhymer. Noticeswendatia mainly reports on news within Wendatia, but will also report international news.

Geography

Largest Cities

 
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Largest Cities in Wendatia
Source?
Rank State Pop.
 
Quatrio
 
Delraya-Carban
1 Quatrio State of Arroyo 8  
Avienta
 
Puerto Claria
2 Delraya-Carban Delray 7
3 Avienta State of Avienta 6
4 Puerto Claria State of Pantanal 4
5 Tasluut State of Avienta 1
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Wendatia Motorways

There are 6 roads in Wendatia, referred to as "Motorways", "Corridors" OR "Roads".

 
An example of Wendatia's License Plate

List of Roads registered by the Ministry of Transportation

  • Avienta Motorway 1
  • Avienta Corridor
  • TYWUURM Road
  • Shedia Corridor
  • Pradera Motorway 1
  • Pradera Motorway 2

Wenrail

Wenrail is a State-owned railway company. It is managed by the Ministry of Motorways. Currently, a route is being planned in the capital city of Avienta. As of 3 February 2021, it remains a paper company, meaning it legally exists, but does not operate.

Avienta

Avienta used to be a swampland, however now it is a semi-forested area with suburban houses. Avienta is home to typical suburban animals, such as Squirrels, and various birds, including the American Robin. Rabbits are also common, and very rarely Deer will go through Avienta. However, Deer are more common in Pantanal and Arroyo. Rabbits are also occasionally spotted in Avienta

Pantanal

 
Nuevo Eleusis Bay from mainland Pantanal

Pantanal is a marshy area, with a coast on the Salt River and Nuevo Eleusis Bay, it is heavily important for the Wendatian Coast Guard. The salt river is dotted with docks along with it, which eventually leads to Lake St. Clair. Pantanal is also home to lots of wildlife, such as the Mute Swan, the Canada goose, and the national animal, the Great Blue Heron. Deer, Rabbits and Red-Winged Blackbirds are also present in Pantanal. Plants include the bulrush, aka Cattail, Phragmites Australis, aka Common Reed (Which is considered an "Invasive Weed" in Pantanal), and several types of trees, including the Willow Tree, which can be spotted near the ghost town of Vista Eleusis.

Economy

Wendatia's biggest industry is Agriculture, with vegetable farms in Tasluut and Puerto Claria. Usually producing Cucumbers, Bell Peppers, Asparagus, among other common vegetables.

AeroWendatia

AeroWendatia is the flag carrier of Wendatia. It's fleet is currently only made up of a model Boeing 747SP.

External Links

Official Website

News Website

Notes

References

  1. Ojibwe Name is an extremely rough translation, and therefore may be incorrect.
  2. Mutual Recognition Treaty between the Commonwealth of Naveria and the Republic of Wendatia, Jonas Rhymer. Retrieved 19 November 2020 11:18 AM EST.
  3. President Jonas Rhymer announces official recognition of Artsakh, Jonas Rhymer. Retrieved 15 November 2020 1:50 AM EST.
  4. Wendatia recognizes Coordination Council as legitimate government of Belarus, Jonas Rhymer. Retrieved 15 November 2020 1:52 AM EST.
  5. Mutual Recognition Treaty between the Great States of O'Duighan and the Republic of Wendatia, Jonas Rhymer. Retrieved 19 November 2020 11:22 AM EST.