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The '''Empire of Aenopia''', ({{IPAc-en|audio=Aenopia pronunciation 3.ogg|eɪ|nj|oʊ|p|iː|ɑː}}) officially known as the '''Empire of Aenopia and her Dependencies''' and often referred to as '''Aenopia''', is a ''[[w:De facto|de facto]]'' [[w:Autonomous region|autonomous region]] that claims to be a [[w:Sovereign state|sovereign state]], commonly known as a [[w:Micronation|micronation]].<ref>{{cite web | url = https://www.britannica.com/topic/micronation | archiveurl =https://www.britannica.com/topic/micronation | archivedate = 3 June 2020 |title = "Micronation definition" |author = Britannica}}</ref> Founded in the [[w:United Kingdom|United Kingdom]], Aenopia declared independence on 1 July 2019 from said entity. The nation is comprised of seven non-contiguous enclave territories bordering the British counties of [[w:West Yorkshire|West Yorkshire]], [[w:Derbyshire|Derbyshire]] and [[w:Shropshire|Shropshire]], the state of [[w:Illinois|Illinois]] located in the [[w:United States|United States]] and [[w:India|India]]. As well as being bordered by the [[w:United Kingdom|United Kingdom]], [[w:India|India]] and [[w:United States|United States]], Aenopia is also bordered by fellow micronations [[Qaflana]], [[Grand Principality of Begon|Begon]] and [[Plushunia]]. The total surface area of Aenopia is 15,640m² (3.494 acres). Aenopia was initially founded on 1 July 2019 as a Dominion of the now-defunct [[Empire of Emosia]] before declaring independence on 16 August 2019. During the early months of its existence, Aenopia was a prominent member of the [[Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union)]], which is cited as being a catalyst to Aenopia's initial growth and rise in the community. After the dissolution of the OAM, Aenopia alongside ex-OAM members [[Ponderosa Hills]] and [[Astropolis]] formed the [[North Atlantic Defence Union#Prehistory and PAA Pact|PAA Pact]], which later became the [[North Atlantic Defence Union]]. Previously longstanding connections to ex-member states such as [[Plushunia]], [[Lytera]] and [[New Eiffel]] helped Aenopia become a member of the [[Grand Unified Micronational]] in November 2019.
 
The '''Empire of Aenopia''', ({{IPAc-en|audio=Aenopia pronunciation 3.ogg|eɪ|nj|oʊ|p|iː|ɑː}}) officially known as the '''Empire of Aenopia and her Dependencies''' and often referred to as '''Aenopia''', is a ''[[w:De facto|de facto]]'' [[w:Autonomous region|autonomous region]] that claims to be a [[w:Sovereign state|sovereign state]], commonly known as a [[w:Micronation|micronation]].<ref>{{cite web | url = https://www.britannica.com/topic/micronation | archiveurl =https://www.britannica.com/topic/micronation | archivedate = 3 June 2020 |title = "Micronation definition" |author = Britannica}}</ref> Founded in the [[w:United Kingdom|United Kingdom]], Aenopia declared independence on 1 July 2019 from said entity. The nation is comprised of seven non-contiguous enclave territories bordering the British counties of [[w:West Yorkshire|West Yorkshire]], [[w:Derbyshire|Derbyshire]] and [[w:Shropshire|Shropshire]], the state of [[w:Illinois|Illinois]] located in the [[w:United States|United States]] and [[w:India|India]]. As well as being bordered by the [[w:United Kingdom|United Kingdom]], [[w:India|India]] and [[w:United States|United States]], Aenopia is also bordered by fellow micronations [[Qaflana]], [[Grand Principality of Begon|Begon]] and [[Plushunia]]. The total surface area of Aenopia is 15,640m² (3.494 acres). Aenopia was initially founded on 1 July 2019 as a Dominion of the now-defunct [[Empire of Emosia]] before declaring independence on 16 August 2019. During the early months of its existence, Aenopia was a prominent member of the [[Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union)]], which is cited as being a catalyst to Aenopia's initial growth and rise in the community. After the dissolution of the OAM, Aenopia alongside ex-OAM members [[Ponderosa Hills]] and [[Astropolis]] formed the [[North Atlantic Defence Union#Prehistory and PAA Pact|PAA Pact]], which later became the [[North Atlantic Defence Union]]. Previously longstanding connections to ex-member states such as [[Plushunia]], [[Lytera]] and [[New Eiffel]] helped Aenopia become a member of the [[Grand Unified Micronational]] in November 2019.
  
Aenopia is an [[w:Absolute Monarchy|Absolute Monarchy]] and a [[w:Parliamentary system|partial parliamentary democracy]].{{efn|The primary governing body of Aenopia, Y Senedd, does not hold absolute power and serves solely as a platform for Aenopians to voice their opinion.}} The Empire is split into two main sections: North Aenopia, which includes the territories of [[Greater New Aberdare]], [[New Llandudno and Subsidiaries]], and South Aenopia, which includes the territories of [[Bryniau Gwyrdd]], [[Aenopian Calver]], and [[Aenopian Teme]]. Dependencies and dominions are covered under a third "minor" section known as Her Dependencies. Aenopia has a mostly stable, albeit small economy with an [[Classification of micronations#Economic Potential Index|Economic Potential Index]] of 1. The economy of Aenopia primarily consists of agriculture during the summer months and basic industry and even services annually. Major companies in Aenopia include [[Helliwell|Helliwell Systems]], Traffyrd Aenopia and [[AenopiAir]]. With a population of 19, its capital and most populated city are located in [[New Aberdare]], whilst other cities and towns such as [[New Llandudno]] and [[Port Syrinx]] are also important for reasons including their defensive capabilities and culture.  
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Aenopia is an [[w:Absolute Monarchy|absolute monarchy]] and a [[w:Parliamentary system|partial parliamentary democracy]].{{efn|The primary governing body of Aenopia, Y Senedd, does not hold absolute power and serves solely as a platform for Aenopians to voice their opinion.}} The Empire is split into two main sections: North Aenopia, which includes the territories of [[Greater New Aberdare]], [[New Llandudno and Subsidiaries]], and South Aenopia, which includes the territories of [[Bryniau Gwyrdd]], [[Aenopian Calver]], and [[Aenopian Teme]]. Dependencies and dominions are covered under a third "minor" section known as Her Dependencies. Aenopia has a mostly stable, albeit small economy with an [[Classification of micronations#Economic Potential Index|Economic Potential Index]] of 1. The economy of Aenopia primarily consists of agriculture during the summer months and basic industry and even services annually. Major companies in Aenopia include [[Helliwell|Helliwell Systems]], Traffyrd Aenopia and [[AenopiAir]]. With a population of 19, its capital and most populated city are located in [[New Aberdare]], whilst other cities and towns such as [[New Llandudno]] and [[Port Syrinx]] are also important for reasons including their defensive capabilities and culture.  
  
 
Aenopia is also a member of the [[Grand Unified Micronational]],<ref>Belcher, Adam (10 Nov 2019) [https://gumnews.wordpress.com/2019/11/12/quorum-10th-november-2019/]. GUM News. Retrieved 8 May 2020.</ref> [[MOF|Micronational Olympic Federation]] and serves as an influential member of the [[Cupertino Alliance]]. Aenopia was formerly a member of the [[Konmalehth]],<ref>[https://quotimes.wordpress.com/2020/07/19/konmalehth-disestablished-after-almost-3-years/ Konmalehth disestablished after almost 3 years] by Nicholas Kaos, Quo Times, retrieved 18 August 2020</ref> a founding member of the [[North Atlantic Defence Union]] and a major member of the [[Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union)|New Eiffel Union's Organisation of Active Micronations]]<ref>[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Lb6nXvRPQnDXPzHeJeuke9Vwa0n75FNI01HqJ_z222M/edit?usp=sharing Minutes of the OAM 3/8/19] by Logan Ross, retrieved 22 August 2020</ref> before their respective dissolutions.
 
Aenopia is also a member of the [[Grand Unified Micronational]],<ref>Belcher, Adam (10 Nov 2019) [https://gumnews.wordpress.com/2019/11/12/quorum-10th-november-2019/]. GUM News. Retrieved 8 May 2020.</ref> [[MOF|Micronational Olympic Federation]] and serves as an influential member of the [[Cupertino Alliance]]. Aenopia was formerly a member of the [[Konmalehth]],<ref>[https://quotimes.wordpress.com/2020/07/19/konmalehth-disestablished-after-almost-3-years/ Konmalehth disestablished after almost 3 years] by Nicholas Kaos, Quo Times, retrieved 18 August 2020</ref> a founding member of the [[North Atlantic Defence Union]] and a major member of the [[Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union)|New Eiffel Union's Organisation of Active Micronations]]<ref>[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Lb6nXvRPQnDXPzHeJeuke9Vwa0n75FNI01HqJ_z222M/edit?usp=sharing Minutes of the OAM 3/8/19] by Logan Ross, retrieved 22 August 2020</ref> before their respective dissolutions.
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==Foreign Affairs==
 
==Foreign Affairs==
 
{{Main|Foreign relations of Aenopia}}
 
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[[File:Overseas Office logo Aenopia.svg|thumb|right|Logo of the Overseas Office, which handles foreign affairs, embassies and borders.]]
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[[File:International flags at New Llandudno.jpg|thumb|right|The flags of numerous foreign partners of Aenopia planted in the city of New Llandudno. Foreign relations with other nations is an important part of Aenopian relations with the wider community.]]
 
Since its declaration of independence from [[Empire of Emosia]] on 16 August [[2019]], Aenopia has moved to become an active member of the micronational community wherever possible and has since become a member of numerous micronational organisations such as the [[Grand Unified Micronational]], the [[Cupertino Alliance]], the [[Micronational Olympic Federation]], etc. Foreign affairs are handled by either the foreign affairs ministry or the Crown.
 
Since its declaration of independence from [[Empire of Emosia]] on 16 August [[2019]], Aenopia has moved to become an active member of the micronational community wherever possible and has since become a member of numerous micronational organisations such as the [[Grand Unified Micronational]], the [[Cupertino Alliance]], the [[Micronational Olympic Federation]], etc. Foreign affairs are handled by either the foreign affairs ministry or the Crown.
  
As part of this, Aenopia actively engages in both formal and informal diplomacy with other nations through these means and others, which are formally conducted by the Crown. As of August 2020, Aenopia has signed formal documents with 26 other sovereign states, and recognizes the existence of 219 other nations, without the signing of treaties to legally bind this.  
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As part of this, Aenopia actively engages in both formal and informal diplomacy with other nations through these means and others, which are formally conducted by the Crown. As of August 2020, Aenopia has signed formal documents with 30 other sovereign states, and recognizes the existence of 219 other nations, without the signing of treaties to legally bind this.  
  
 
Aenopia is also a signatory state of 5 international treaties and convention, namely the [[Wrythe Convention|Wrythe]] and [[Edgbaston Convention|Edgbaston Conventions]] and the [[La Salle Convention]]. Aenopia has also played a critical part in the creation of minor treaties such as the [[The Intergalactic Treaty|Intergalactic Treaty]] and the [[Sough Convention on Global Climate Change, 2019|Sough Convention on Global Climate Change of 2019]]. Aenopia was also a leading member of the [[Sough2020]] Convention and Sough Convention on Global Climate Change Volume II, which at its peak on 22 November 2020 consisted of over 30 nations from across the community.
 
Aenopia is also a signatory state of 5 international treaties and convention, namely the [[Wrythe Convention|Wrythe]] and [[Edgbaston Convention|Edgbaston Conventions]] and the [[La Salle Convention]]. Aenopia has also played a critical part in the creation of minor treaties such as the [[The Intergalactic Treaty|Intergalactic Treaty]] and the [[Sough Convention on Global Climate Change, 2019|Sough Convention on Global Climate Change of 2019]]. Aenopia was also a leading member of the [[Sough2020]] Convention and Sough Convention on Global Climate Change Volume II, which at its peak on 22 November 2020 consisted of over 30 nations from across the community.
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Revision as of 19:45, 27 July 2021


Flag of Aenopia.svgCoat of Arms of Aenopia.svg

Motto

Anthem
"Gustav Holst- Jupiter" (orchestral)

Northern Aenopia orphographic projection.svg
Map of Aenopia.png
Map of Aenopian claims in England and Wales Updated.png

Capital cityNew Aberdare
Largest cityWhite (by land area)
New Aberdare (by population)
Official language(s)English
Welsh
French
ReligionState Atheism
State Bobism
Bartholemewism
Short nameAenopia
DemonymAenopians
LegislatureY Senedd
Established1 July 2019
Area claimed15,640 sq metres
Population9 residents, 3 registered citizens
CurrencyPound sterling
Euro
Aenopian starling
Time zoneAMT: Aenopian Mean Time (GMT+0:40)
National sportClimbing
National dishCornish pasty
National drinkCoffee
National animalPuffin
Patron saintGeddy Lee[a]
Member state of the Grand Unified Micronational and the Cupertino Alliance
Microcode: AA[1][2]

The Empire of Aenopia, (/njpɑː/ (About this sound (listen))) officially known as the Empire of Aenopia and her Dependencies and often referred to as Aenopia, is a de facto autonomous region that claims to be a sovereign state, commonly known as a micronation.[3] Founded in the United Kingdom, Aenopia declared independence on 1 July 2019 from said entity. The nation is comprised of seven non-contiguous enclave territories bordering the British counties of West Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire, the state of Illinois located in the United States and India. As well as being bordered by the United Kingdom, India and United States, Aenopia is also bordered by fellow micronations Qaflana, Begon and Plushunia. The total surface area of Aenopia is 15,640m² (3.494 acres). Aenopia was initially founded on 1 July 2019 as a Dominion of the now-defunct Empire of Emosia before declaring independence on 16 August 2019. During the early months of its existence, Aenopia was a prominent member of the Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union), which is cited as being a catalyst to Aenopia's initial growth and rise in the community. After the dissolution of the OAM, Aenopia alongside ex-OAM members Ponderosa Hills and Astropolis formed the PAA Pact, which later became the North Atlantic Defence Union. Previously longstanding connections to ex-member states such as Plushunia, Lytera and New Eiffel helped Aenopia become a member of the Grand Unified Micronational in November 2019.

Aenopia is an absolute monarchy and a partial parliamentary democracy.[b] The Empire is split into two main sections: North Aenopia, which includes the territories of Greater New Aberdare, New Llandudno and Subsidiaries, and South Aenopia, which includes the territories of Bryniau Gwyrdd, Aenopian Calver, and Aenopian Teme. Dependencies and dominions are covered under a third "minor" section known as Her Dependencies. Aenopia has a mostly stable, albeit small economy with an Economic Potential Index of 1. The economy of Aenopia primarily consists of agriculture during the summer months and basic industry and even services annually. Major companies in Aenopia include Helliwell Systems, Traffyrd Aenopia and AenopiAir. With a population of 19, its capital and most populated city are located in New Aberdare, whilst other cities and towns such as New Llandudno and Port Syrinx are also important for reasons including their defensive capabilities and culture.

Aenopia is also a member of the Grand Unified Micronational,[4] Micronational Olympic Federation and serves as an influential member of the Cupertino Alliance. Aenopia was formerly a member of the Konmalehth,[5] a founding member of the North Atlantic Defence Union and a major member of the New Eiffel Union's Organisation of Active Micronations[6] before their respective dissolutions.

Etymology and terminology

The origin of the name Aenopia was initially conceived by Logan I himself after adding letters together. Settlements are named after Welsh towns and cities, usually with the prefix 'New' added to the start. This rule is excepted by Port Syrinx, which was named after the 'Temples of Syrinx' from song 2112 by the Canadian Progressive rock band Rush.[7] Port Syrinx also features 'Port' as a prefix, whilst other settlements include the towns of White and Sough, which are both named after the local area. Occasionally, settlement names may reflect on ancient mythology, Rocinante-upon-Afon in particular. Technically, the name Aenopia has some unintentional meanings in other languages. 'Opia' is used to indicate a visual disorder or condition[8] whilst 'Aen' has numerous meanings; such as in Marshallese meaning 'Iron'[9], however in Welsh Aen is used as a plural of mynd[10] meaning 'to go'[11] whilst in Irish, Aen can be an alternative form of aon[12] which means 'one'.[13]

'Aenopian' is the official demonym used to describe something belonging to Aenopia, this is also the demonym for someone from Aenopia.

Technically, 'Aenopia' can refer to the whole Empire, or to the sovereign state of Aenopia, which does not include the territories or sections; there is a small distinction between the two. 'Aenopia' is also the ac name for the Empire of Aenopia, which is often used by other nations in informal discussions and ease of communication.

Flag Origin

The origin of Aenopia's flag, seen as an artist's impression of the operator's new trains. Credit:TPE

During Aenopia's 2 years, 2 months and 19 days of existence, numerous flags have been adopted, with the 'shattered stained glass' design[14][15] being utilised for the longest, lasting 5 months and 21 days. Designed by Logan Ross, the first flag was formally adopted on 16 August 2019 following the successful independence of Aenopia from the Empire of Emosia, and remained as the primary national symbol and flag of Aenopia until its replacement on 2 February 2020.

The original flag was initially designed during the planning stages of Aenopia when the nation was initially planned to be a federation. The design comes from the British train operator Transpennine Express,[16] a regional train operator that runs services across the north of England operated by FirstGroup.[17] This flag was changed on 2 February 2020 to a more simplistic design, featuring the coat of arms situated between two dark blue squares.

History

Early days

A map of Aenopian Calver, showing off the cities of White and Sough. between the cities is Aenopian Plushunia

Aenopia was formed on 1 July 2019 initially under the name of the 'Federation of Aenopia'. However, only a few hours passed before talks were underway with James Ellis of Empire of Emosia for Aenopia to become a dominion. Following an agreement being reached, a treaty was signed on the same day annexing the Aenopian territory now known as New Llandudno and Subsidiaries with Aenopia subsequently becoming a dominion of Emosia.[18] Following this, Aenopia began developing a series of rockets made out of aluminium foil and matchstick named Nova I.[19] Out of the two that were launched, neither were successful.

On 26 July 2019, the territory of Aenopian Calver was annexed as part of the Dominion of Aenopia. Located in Derbyshire, the territory was quietly incorporated into the entire dominion of Aenopia instead of becoming an Emosian dominion of its own. On 3 August 2019, a small piece of Aenopian Calver was ceded to fellow ex-Organisation of Active Micronations member Plushunia as part of an overseas territory program run by the Government of Plushunia at the time. This became known as Aenopian Plushunia which became the third overseas territory of Plushunia alongside Ogel (Governed by Emperor of ex-Emosian dominion of Qaflana Alex Halbesleben) and Macmillan.[20]

Just 12 days before the Dominion of Aenopia became independent, Aenopia annexed the island of Aenopian Teme on 4 August 2019, becoming the third territory to be incorporated into the Dominion. This was located within the River Teme and became the only Aenopian territory to be located next to a body of water as of 29 November 2020. As a result of this, the town of Port Syrinx (initially known as the city of Port Machyllneth) became the base of the Aenopian Navy, later known as the Aenopian Coast Guard when it became a branch of the Aenopian Defence League.

Independence and Rapid Growth

On 15 August 2019, Aenopia gained independence from the Empire of Emosia after one month of lobbying for sovereignty after the independence of Qaflana.[21] Free movement between all nations involved (this included Aenopia, Emosia and Qaflana) ended, and all Aenopians with dual Emosian citizenship had their dual citizenship revoked.

On 20 August 2019, it was decided to withdraw Aenopia from the largely-controversial Organisation of Active Micronations (originally named New Eiffel Union of Micronations [22]) following internal disputes and instability within the organisation as a whole. 6 days later, the Organisation of Active Micronations (2019) was dissolved after other influential members such as Phokland, New Eiffel and Emosia left. This followed after less than a month after the similar withdrawal of the Kingdom of Lytera.[23][24][25] Despite this, Aenopia started reaching out to other nations and other organisations to improve its position within the community. On 24 August 2019, the territory of Greater New Aberdare was annexed, increasing the number of residents to 6. Following this annexation, it was decided to revoke New Llandudno's status as capital and instead name the new city of New Aberdare as the capital of Aenopia, mainly due to its large population. Aenopia was accepted as an Observer of the Grand Unified Micronational on 6 October 2019 and later as a provisional state on 10 November 2019.[26]

Settlement and Economic Development

During November 2019, development decreased. Communication with other nations continued to increase, and Aenopia was accepted as a full member of the Grand Unified Micronational after the Quorum of Delegates convened and voted on 27 November 2019.[27]

After the annexation of Greater New Aberdare in August 2019, the annexation of land ceased completely. An attempt was made to annex a small pocket of land in a forest near to the Spa town of Ilkley named 'Blaenau Novae', with the land being unceremoniously annexed in December 2019. However, the claim was redacted a few days later. The reason for the relinquishing of the claim is believed to be because of the distance from New Aberdare (the centre of Aenopia) and the irregularity of visits to the area, making it hard to enforce the claim. Following this, the flag intended for the territory was instead assigned to Aenopian Teme to replace the previous flag.

The Reform Act and COVID-19

An poster regarding N-COV-2019 released by the Aenopian Government.

Following criticism from certain micronationalists referring to Aenopia as 'highly simulationist' due to its history, 'The Reform Act' was published on 1 February 2020 by HRH Logan I. Made up of a document consisting of 26 articles with the main objective being to improve factors of Aenopia including its governance, national symbols, foreign affairs, etc. The contents of the document ranged from updating the national symbols (replacing the flag and national anthem and obtaining a coat of arms) to the formation of an Aenopian Government and a legal system. On 2 February 2020 the first 3 requirements out of the 26 in the document were fulfilled; which saw the replacement of both the national anthem and state flag and the creation of a coat of arms.[28]

On 21 February 2020, Bryniau Gwyrdd was annexed, bringing the population up to 9. The territory, affectionately known as 'Bry-Gwy' became the 3rd territory of Southern Aenopia and provides as a support for the nearby Aenopian Teme. On 12 March 2020, it was decided by the Aenopian government to declare a national state of concern (later bumped up to a national state of emergency), meaning that the borders of Bryniau Gwyrdd and Greater New Aberdare were to be closed except to Aenopian residents and exceptional cases where non-Aenopians may visit. This marked the first time in Aenopian history that a national state of emergency was declared and the border between an Aenopian territory had to be closed.[29] Furthermore, it was planned that public awareness of hygiene was to also be increased with posters created by the Aenopian government soon to follow.

In late July 2020, it was reported that the number of cases was continuing to rise in the United Kingdom, despite the British government insisting on reopening the macronation. As a result, the number of cases in the local area around Northern Aenopia had reportedly risen to the point where restrictions had to be reintroduced.[30] Because of this, it was decided by the Aenopian Government to continue to enforce a national state of emergency 'for the foreseeable future'.[31]

Renaissance period

On 27 October 2020, Logan Ross on behalf of Aenopia revived the North Atlantic Defence Union 10 months after its initial dissolution in December 2019. During its initial existence in 2019 On 27 November 2020, Aenopia became the first signatory of the Sough Convention on Global Climate Change Volume II[32][33] after previously leading the convention and creation of the treaty.[34] Initially started on 1 October 2020 as a direct continuation of the 2019 Sough Convention on Global Climate Change, the Sough2020 convention would last for almost 2 months with activity from 31 participants. The Sough2020 treaty would later amass over 26 signatories with treaty being translated into Welsh, Mandarin[35] and Spanish.[36]

When I first started this convention on 1 October 2020, I was doubtful that the convention would be successful, considering the fact that another individual was running a convention on their own. We've had our ups and downs, with a brief uncertain period when 3 nations left at the same time however we have pushed through regardless. This has been an incredible experience, working with people from across the community and the world, people I know well and new faces in the community.

— Logan Ross following the publishing of the treaty, 2020

On 1 December Aenopia would formally annex the territory of Aenopian Potawatomi comprised of a small section of forest next to the Des Plaines River in the state of Illinois.[37][38] Aenopian Potawatomi was annexed as part of a program led by the Des Plaines Union and Cole Baird which offered parcels of land located next to the Des Plaines River to select nations.

Following increasing competition from nations such as the Commonwealth of Essexia and the Republic of Yu-Xia involving the development of rockets, development of a light launcher was declared in January 2021 with the project under the name of Starless IV being formally unveiled on 21 January 2021.[39][40] This would later lead to the formation of the International Aerospace Community on the same day as a joint venture between the Empire of Aenopia and Commonwealth of Essexia.[41]

Geography

Aenopia within the United Kingdom.

The total surface area of the Empire of Aenopia is approximately 14,140m² (3.494 acres). Aenopia has active claims in 3 British counties and 1 American state, with these being: New Llandudno and Subsidiaries and Greater New Aberdare in West Yorkshire, Aenopian Calver in Derbyshire, Aenopian Teme and Bryniau Gwyrdd in Shropshire and Aenopian Potawatomi in Illinois.

Most of Aenopia is empty grassland, with at least 1/3 being covered in trees. The land is generally flat and has no distinctive natural features, except for Aenopian Teme which is located on the River Teme. The vast majority of Aenopia's surface comes from the New Llandudno and Subsidiaries and Aenopian Calver, which consist of large fields as well as some medium-sized wooded areas, and are completely uninhabited.

Territory

The Empire of Aenopia is made up of its home region or 'country', simply called Aenopia, and its colonies and territories. This is commonly located in New Aberdare, the new capital of Aenopia due to its location. The country plays an important role in the administration of the Empire due to the ease of control. Finally, the country also has a position of nobility attached to it which is apart of the Monarchy.

The next level of administration is a region, in which there are two: Northern Aenopia, situated in West Yorkshire, and Southern Aenopia, situated in Shropshire and Derbyshire. The nobility attached to regions is known as Presidents. They have little power over their regions other than the ability to appoint the governors of the provinces within the region. They also appoint councillors to the region's council. This has a larger amount of autonomy than the President, however, does not have more autonomy than the Emperor himself.

Crown Dependencies are autonomous, inhabited areas of land outside the country of Aenopia. Currently, there are no crown dependencies outside of Aenopia, however Aenopian Plushunia is a Plushunian crown dependency which is located between the cities of White and Sough within the territory of Aenopian Calver.[42]

Name Flag Arms Size Population Officials Established
Territories
Greater New Aberdare
NA CoA.svg
71m² 6 Governor
Leon Montan
26 August 2019
New Llandudno and Subsidiaries
New Llandudno and Subsidiaries flag.svg
NL CoA.svg
377m² 0 Governor
Addison Dillon
1 July 2019
Aenopian Calver
Aenopian Calver Flag.png
297m² 0 Governor
Johann Kümmel
26 July 2019
Aenopian Teme
Blaenau Novae flag.png
AT CoA.svg
269m² 0 Governor
Vacant
3 August 2019
Bryniau Gwyrdd
Bryniau Gwyrdd flag.png
BG CoA.svg
112m² 3 Governor
Vacant
16 February 2020
Overseas territories
Aenopian Potawatomi
Aenopian Potawatomi.svg
1500m² 0 Governor
Vacant
1 December 2020
Bryn Glaw
Bryn Glaw flag.svg
~100m² 0 Governor
Dhrubajyoti Roy
18 February 2021[43][44]
Crown Dependencies
Aenopian Plushunia[c]
Aenopian Plushunia.svg
57m² 0 Governor
Logan Ross
4 August 2019

Climate

Aenopia, like the rest of Great Britain, has a temperate climate. Temperatures are usually within a range of 2 °C to 7 °C in winter but can drop as low as -11 °C. In summer, the average temperature range is 12 °C to 21 °C, but regularly reach as high as 33 °C. Winters are characterized by rain and, in recent years, large downfalls of snow. Summers are warm and humid with occasional heavy rainstorms, however, there are usually only about one or two thunderstorms per year.[45] The record temperature recorded in Aenopia was 40.2 °C in New Llandudno in August 2019.

Average Weather in New Aberdare
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average maximum temperature
°C (°F)
6.4
(43.5)
6.6
(43.9)
9.1
(48.4)
11.8
(53.2)
15.6
(60.1)
18.6
(65.5)
20.4
(68.7)
20.1
(68.2)
17.5
(63.5)
14.0
(57.2)
9.4
(48.9)
7.3
(45.1)
13.1
(55.6)
Average minimum temperature
°C (°F)
1.2
(34.2)
0.9
(33.6)
2.0
(35.6)
3.9
(39.0)
6.8
(44.2)
9.7
(49.5)
11.7
(53.1)
11.5
(52.7)
9.6
(49.3)
7.2
(44.5)
3.6
(38.5)
2.0
(35.6)
5.9
(42.6)
Sunshine
hours
54.2 74.3 107.6 155.2 190.6 182.6 193.5 182.5 137.2 103.1 64.5 47.3 1492.7
Rainfall
mm (inches)
82.9
(3.3)
60.3
(2.4)
64.0
(2.5)
58.7
(2.3)
58.4
(2.3)
61.8
(2.4)
62.6
(2.5)
69.3
(2.7)
69.7
(2.7)
91.7
(3.6)
88.2
(3.5)
87.2
(3.4)
854.8
(33.7)
Rainfall ≥ 1 mm
days
13.2 10.4 11.5 10.4 9.9 9.6 9.5 9.9 9.9 12.6 13.1 12.7 132.8
Source: United Kingdom Met Office[46] (1981–2010 averages), via Wikipedia

Military

Logo of the Aenopian Defence League, the defence body of Aenopia.

As a direct response to some micronations claiming to 'declare war' on other nations, Aenopia strives to remain nonbelligerent wherever possible in foreign affairs. This is supported by Aenopia's symbolic membership as part of the Union Against Micronational War as well as the Constitution of Aenopia which decrees that "Aenopia shall retain peace and promises not to initiate conflicts with any recognised, sovereign states unless the sovereignty of the Empire is violated."[47] In direct response of this, Aenopia does not yield a significant military.

Despite this, the primary defense organisation of the Empire of Aenopia is the Aenopian Defence League (ADL) which is split into 5 different branches: Aenopian Air Force, Aenopian Coast Guard, Aenopian Armed Forces, Royal Guard and the Ballistics Committee. It is currently intended to replace the entire Air Force fleet with powered balsa aircraft by the end of 2020. Aenopia is also a founding member of the North Atlantic Defence Union, having previously served as the chair of both incarnations until Ross's departure on 15 February 2021.[48] Aenopia is also one of 7 founding members of the United Defense and Cooperation Treaty Community.[49][50]

Government

A diagram of Y Senedd - Aenopia's national Government.
  Social Democrats: 1 seat
  Shrek Super Party: 3 seats
  Independent: 1 seat
  Aenopian Independence Party: 1 seat

Aenopia is an absolute monarchy, with complete authority being granted to the Crown. This traditionally negates the requirements for a parliamentary system, MPs and political parties despite the presence of the Aenopian Independence Party (AIP). Control of the nation is as a result, hereditary. Despite being an absolute monarchy, Aenopia is described as being a 'flawed democracy', with satirism being the most popular ideology. Other ideologies such as social democracy being popular.

HRH Emperor Logan I is the head of the state as the Monarch and holds all executive, legislative, and judicial powers. He can not be held responsible to any members of the government as it is an absolute monarchy, under his ruling. The Monarch also has the absolute power to create and dissolve a Parliament at will; this can be implemented if the Crown requires support during a period of time.

Political Parties

Aenopia is a democratic absolute monarchy, with six seats in Y Senedd (Welsh for 'the Senate'). Elections are held once every 3 months starting on the 9th day of January, April, July and October before finishing 9 days later. Aenopia has five political parties with citizens being allowed to vote in each election once.

Each seat in Y Senedd bar one represents an Aenopian territory on a territorial level as a Member of Y Senedd (abbreviated to MoYS). The primary job of each MoYS is represent the territory and its interests first.

Logo Party Name Political position Leader Date of foundation Membership Seats
Parties in Y Senedd
Shrek.jpg Shrek Super Party Satire, Big-Tent, Swampist Jayden Lycon 7 May 2020 4
3 / 6
Aenopian Independence Party Logo.png Aenopian Independence Party Centre-left, Aenopian Nationalism Logan Ross 1 July 2019 2
1 / 6
Social Democrats Party Social democracy Matthew Xia 19 May 2020 2
1 / 6
Independent N/A N/A 1 July 2019 1
1 / 6
Parties not represented on a National Level
Alvin and the chipmunks party.png Alvin and the Chipmunks Party Satire N/A 2 July 2020 1
0 / 6

Economy

Currency

Aenopia's official currency is the Aenopian starling. Semolina also accepts Euro and the pound sterling. The Aenopian starling is used solely within Aenopia in exchange for goods, such as postage stamps and vegetables. Starling can be exchanged at Aenopian Postal Offices for roughly £0.53. In the future, the usage of Euro and the pound sterling will be phased out in favour of starling for trading, however will still be exchangeable at postal offices.

Imports and Exports

An example of a macronational wind turbine. A hugely downsized version roughly 1 meter tall is planned to be built in Greater New Aberdare.

Despite not exporting any produce, the Aenopian economy is split into 3 categories as commonly used by macronational economies across the world: primary (farming), secondary (scale aircraft and ship production) and tertiary (services such as AenopiAir). As part of this, Aenopia produces consumables (such as fruit and vegetables) and transportation systems (scale aircraft, ships and railway locomotives/rolling stock) on behalf of New Aberdare Construction Ltd. Greater New Aberdare is the economic center of Aenopia, with 100% of Aenopian products being produced within the capital. On the other hand, tertiary services can be found within Aenopia such as airlines (AenopiAir).

Aenopia currently imports all of its requirements, such as consumables, electricity and other items. Plans for renewable sources of energy generation (primarily wind power) are being developed, with the intention to develop at least 8% of Greater New Aberdare's energy requirements by 2023. This plan is, however, still under development. This will see a wind turbine erected near the UK-Aenopia border for the territory, which will be used to provide a fraction of the power required for New Aberdare.

Media

Media is produced within Aenopia, specifically within the territory of Greater New Aberdare. This is mainly in the form of a national newspaper. The Aenopian Hour, a state-run newspaper intended to report on events within Aenopia, is produced by HRH Logan I himself.[51]

Science and technology

The flight patch for the first flight of the Aenopian-developed Starless IV, dubbed "Test for Echo".

The primary scientific body of Aenopia is the Aenopian Aerospace Administration, an independent agency of the Aenopian Government responsible for the civilian space program, focusing specifically on aeronautics and space research. Formed on 5 July 2019 with the first launch of the Nova I rocket, the agency focuses primarily on the development of its flagship projects the Helliwell Awyren 5 fighter aircraft and Starless IV rocket program. The AAA fell into inactivity following the informal conclusion of the Nova I project in July 2019, however would briefly see a rise in activity in December 2019 with the E-11a rocket-plane concept before falling into inactivity once again.

The AAA would see a resurgence of activity following the announcement of the Starless IV program on 21 January 2021 which would later result in the formation of the International Aerospace Community.

Internationally, the AAA is represented by Aenopia in the International Aerospace Community as a founding member.

Post Office

Aenopia has a small postal service which handles the shipping of letters and postcards within the territories of Greater New Aberdare and Bryniau Gwyrdd, whilst also shipping to other micronations. The postal service is also responsible for producing Aenopian postage stamps which can be used within Aenopia and the only registered stamps to be used on internal shipping. Mail is handled at New Aberdare post office, where it is sorted and distributed.

New Aberdare post office is also responsible for the legal distribution of Aenopian starling for internal trade.

2019/2020 series

The first series of stamps produced by the Aenopian Postal Service was created on 14 December 2019, featuring images of railway rolling stock.

2020 National Symbol Change series

The second series of stamps produced by the Aenopian Postal Service was created on 15 February 2020 in response to the change in national symbols on 2 February 2020. The stamps feature national symbols displayed on three stamps in some form. [52]

Demography

Ethnicity: Empire of Aenopia
Ethnicity Population Residents Honorary citizens
Total population 17 9 8
White 76.5% 100% 50%
Mixed 5.9% 0% 12.5%
Asian 0% 0% 0%
Black 0% 0% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
Unknown 17.6% 0% 37.5%

The population of Aenopia as of February 2021 stands at 12 (9 residents and 3 honorary citizens), compared with 49 in August 2019. Historically, the Aenopian population consisted of 47 plush toys until plush toys were refused recognition as citizens. The residential population of Aenopia is primarily spread across 2 territories: Greater New Aberdare (population of 6) and Bryniau Gwyrdd (population of 3). Ethnically, the population of Aenopia is primarily white at 76.4%, whilst the other ethnicity is mixed at 5.9%. Roughly 17.6% of the population is unknown.

Roughly 70.5% of the population is male while the other 29.% of the population is female.

Population change

The table below details the population change since July 2019.

Population growth in Aenopia since July 2019
Month July 2019 September 2019 November 2019 January 2020 March 2020 May 2020 July 2020 September 2020 November 2020 January 2021 March 2020
Population 1 55 9 12 15 16 16 17 19 19 12

Foreign Affairs

The flags of numerous foreign partners of Aenopia planted in the city of New Llandudno. Foreign relations with other nations is an important part of Aenopian relations with the wider community.

Since its declaration of independence from Empire of Emosia on 16 August 2019, Aenopia has moved to become an active member of the micronational community wherever possible and has since become a member of numerous micronational organisations such as the Grand Unified Micronational, the Cupertino Alliance, the Micronational Olympic Federation, etc. Foreign affairs are handled by either the foreign affairs ministry or the Crown.

As part of this, Aenopia actively engages in both formal and informal diplomacy with other nations through these means and others, which are formally conducted by the Crown. As of August 2020, Aenopia has signed formal documents with 30 other sovereign states, and recognizes the existence of 219 other nations, without the signing of treaties to legally bind this.

Aenopia is also a signatory state of 5 international treaties and convention, namely the Wrythe and Edgbaston Conventions and the La Salle Convention. Aenopia has also played a critical part in the creation of minor treaties such as the Intergalactic Treaty and the Sough Convention on Global Climate Change of 2019. Aenopia was also a leading member of the Sough2020 Convention and Sough Convention on Global Climate Change Volume II, which at its peak on 22 November 2020 consisted of over 30 nations from across the community.

Recognised states; no foreign relations

Aenopia recognizes the sovereignty of these states listed below, however, has not engaged in formal diplomacy. Recognition was formerly extended to all members and observers of the 2019 incarnation of the North Atlantic Defence Union; this has been revoked. Recognition of these sovereign states does not equate to diplomacy including the signing of formal documents.

  Green cells indicate sovereign states recognised as Macronations by the international community or a governing body representing one or more macronations.
Country Macronation Recognition
began on
Notes
Abeldane Flag.svg
United States 6 October 2020
Flag of Adammia.svg
United Kingdom 8 August 2020
Arnerea flag.png
United Kingdom 8 August 2020
Kingdom of Ashukovo flag.png
Russia 8 August 2020
Flag of Austenasia.png
United Kingdom 18 November 2020
Flag of Australis.svg
Australia 8 August 2020
Flag of Taiwan.png
  16 October 2020 [d]
Flag of the Cook Islands.png
  16 October 2020
Flag of the EU.png
Member states of the European Union
  16 October 2020
Flag of the Commonwealth of Essexia.svg
United Kingdom 8 September 2020
Canada 8 August 2020
Flag of Jennytopia.png
United Kingdom 11 February 2019
Flag of Kosovo.png
  16 October 2020
FLAGMNG.png
Colombia 26 January 2020
Knoll flag 1.png
United Kingdom 18 November 2020
Flag of Ponderosa Hills.svg
United States 16 August 2019
QaflananFlag.png
United States 8 July 2019
Sonderian Flag.jpeg
Australia 18 November 2020
Uberesse.png
United States 8 August 2020
Flag of the United Nations.png
All member of the United Nations
  16 October 2020 Unless specified
Uskorian Flag.png
Australia 18 November 2020
WestSay.png
United States 19 November 2020

Full foreign relations

An example of an Aenopian Diplomatic treaty, this being the Aenopia-Posaf Mutual Recognition Treaty. This has since gone on to become the standard template for Aenopian treaties.

Aenopia formally recognizes the sovereignty of these states, via the signing of formal documents. This means that both governments recognize each other, recognize their mutual sovereignty and claimed territories of each nation.

Country Macronation Formal Relations
began on
Notes
PlushuniaFlag2.png
Romania 21 August 2019 [53]
Vlajka Klitziburgu.svg
Czech Republic 29 August 2019 [54]
Flag of Kohlandia.jpg
United Kingdom 14 September 2019 [55][56]
Flag of the Federal Union of Wegmat.svg
United States 15 September 2019 [57]
Flag of Cycoldia Real.svg
United States 15 September 2019 [58]
Flag of Lehmark.png
Australia N/A [59]
Lytera flag.png
United Kingdom 8 September 2019 [60]
Flag of the Gymnasium State.svg
Czech Republic 1 October 2019 [61]
Flag of Baustralia.svg
United States 24 October 2019 [62]
Flag of GSMLL.svg
Poland 2 February 2020 [63]
Flag of Posaf.svg
United States 11 February 2019 [64]
Sabini national flag.jpg
United States 4 March 2020 [65]
Rino-Island-flag.jpg
Spain N/A [66]
Antonian Empire.png
United States 20 May 2020 [67]
Flag of the Rednecks Republic (2020).svg
Czech Republic 26 May 2020 [68]
Fixed Malinovian Flag.png
United States 3 July 2020 [69]
Flag of Vishwamitra.svg
India 9 August 2020 [70]
Yu-Xia Republic flag.png
United States 10 August 2020 [71]
Flag of the Socialist State of Paloma (fixed).svg
United States 21 August 2020 [72]
Flag of Naveria.svg
United States 14 October 2020 [73]
Flag of the Commonwealth of Essexia.svg
United Kingdom 13 December 2020 [74]
SaspearianFlag.jpg
United States 30 December 2020 [75]
New Monmarkian Imperial Standard.png
United States 5 January 2021 [76]
Flag of the Iceni Kingdom.png
United Kingdom 12 February 2021 [77]
Hjalskflag.png
United Kingdom 13 February 2021 [78]
Flag of Snagov.svg
Romania 17 February 2021 [79]
Northwood-oregon (2).svg
United States 1 March 2021 [80]
Pacemflag.svg
United States 7 May 2021 [81][82]
Flag of Wendatia.svg
United States 23 June 2021 [83]
Egeria Flag New.png
Czech Republic 29 June 2021 [84]
Flag of Kingdom of Queensland (New 2021).svg
Thailand 30 June 2021 [85]
Flag of Oskonia.svg
United States 30 June 2021 [86]
Civil Flag of Imperium Aquilae.png
Greece 1 July 2021 [87]
Flag of the Cheskgariyan-Litvanian Commonwealth.svg
Switzerland
United States
1 July 2021 [88]
Flag of North Dirigo.svg
United States 1 July 2021 [89]
Flag of Vlasynia.png
Romania 1 July 2021 [90][91]
Flag of Australis.svg
Australia 3 July 2021 [92]
Flag of Novus Hierosolymis.png
Philippines 4 July 2021 [93]
Flag of Mekniy-Lurk.png
Czech Republic 8 July 2021 [94]
Flag of the RU Eastasia.png
Taiwan 10 July 2021 [95]
CoNC Flag 2.png
United States 22 July 2021 [96]
Flag of Galte.svg
United States 5 September 2021 [97]


International organisation participation

As of January 2021, Aenopia is a member of eight micronational organisations. Historically, Aenopia was a member of the Konmalehth, 2019 incarnation of the North Atlantic Defence Union, Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union) and Commonwealth of Sovereignties before their respective dissolutions.

Country Membership Joined
began on
Notes
Cupertinologo2.svg
Full Member 24 February 2020 [98]
Logo of the Grand Unified Micronational.svg
Full Member 27 November 2019 [99][100]
NADU logo.svg
Full Member 13 September 2019 [101]
The MOF Logo.png
Full Member 29 August 2020
MHAv1.png
Full Member 21 January 2021
IAC.png
Full Member 21 January 2021 [102][103]
UDCTC logo.svg
Full Member 10 March 2021 [50][49]
Union Against Micronational War logo.png
Symbolic Member 16 January 2020
UMCE logo.png
Observer 1 December 2019

Transport

Map of the Blue Route in New Llandudno and Subsidiaries

Roads and Motorways

Due to the lack of railways and airports within Aenopia, territories have to rely on pavements designated as roads for transport. Currently, New Llandudno and Subsidiaries is the host of Aenopia's only motorway, AM-01. At 65m (213ft) long, the road connects the UK-Aenopia Border Bridge to the New Llandudno Junction and the western border of the territory. It was opened on 21 January 2020 in a formal ceremony by HRH Logan I[104] (albeit with a non-existent crowd). Following this, SR-02 is scheduled to be commissioned, which will connect New Llandudno Square with the planned site of the New Llandudno Joint Airfield.

There are plans in the future, however, to commission more roads within Aenopia, including a potential ring road around the territory of Aenopian Calver, connecting New Tenby to the border, and providing a backbone for Bryniau Gwyrdd.

Railway Lines

Despite their cultural significance, Aenopia does not currently have any railway lines. In late 2019, Aenopia did have a 'high-speed line' in the form of a Lego train set within the city of New Aberdare. Aenopian High-Speed was planned to have been operated by the Aenopian Company Tollóuse. It was expected that a new fleet of trains was to be introduced in 2020. However, in December 2019, it was announced that Government funding for the project would be cut following months of delays and in failing to open the railway[105]The line was pulled up and the rolling stock was dismantled. Companies associated with it such as Tollóuse were officially dissolved during the Nationalisation of Aenopian Companies Act on 26 July 2020.[106]

Aviation

Aviation makes up a large part of the Aenopian economy, from aircraft development/construction to airlines and airports. Currently, there are no active airfields in any territory of Aenopia, however, there are plans to open one near New Llandudno. The New Llandudno Joint Airfield is a proposed joint airfield which will consist of an airport and an air force base. Scheduled to open in mid-2020, the airstrip will provide Aenopia with its only airport and air force base. The airfield is currently under development.

The air force base will not receive any aircraft for service for safety reasons, resulting in a lack of physical equipment. The airfield will consist solely of a small field, and all aircraft will be serviced and stored at New Aberdare instead. Civilian aircraft registered under Aenopian law will be allowed to fly to the Airport, however, all aircraft landing at the airfield will require a permit to land. The flag carrier of Aenopia is AenopiAir which will operate flights across Aenopia and into Qaflana in the near future.

Culture

Aenopian culture primarily follows the basic principles of the Western culture due to its geographical location in the world and subsequently, its population. Some Christian holidays which have become embedded into Western society (Christmas, Easter, etc.) are recognised and celebrated by the population as National Holidays.

Languages

An example of French being utilised as the official symbolic language in the Welcome to New Llandudno sign at the city's border.

English is the most commonly spoken language in Aenopia and the only language used on a daily basis for communication; it is the only language used for government and diplomatic business, although Welsh is rarely used for more ceremonial occasions and is featured as a secondary language on numerous Aenopian documents and treaties. Aenopia also ceremoniously recognises French and Welsh as a national language, with the former being recognised as a primary language of the territory of New Llandudno and Subsidiaries.

French has been adopted as the official symbolic language of New Llandudno and Subsidiaries and can be found in signs around the territory. It is not the official language of the territory, however, due to an absence of Francophones in Aenopia. An example of French being used within New Llandudno was the "Welcome to New Llandudno" road sign, which featured both English and French. Newer signs relating to the GUM Sister Cities Program feature Welsh instead of French.

Religion

Religion in Aenopia in December 2019.

Aenopia is a very Atheism-based nation, with almost the entire population being either Atheists or Agnostic. However, Bobism is also recognised accepted by a small minority of the population, namely Logan Ross himself. A small Lego church of Bob exists in New Aberdare.

Logan himself also recognises the religion of Bartholemewism. Bartholomewism was initially created in October 2019 by himself and numerous other friends, focusing solely on Bartholemew and his prophets. The religion teaches that if you have a good life, you go to One-Stop once you die in a similar manner to other religions, whilst if you sin then you go to Aldi once you die.

Dishes and Cuisines

The national dish of Aenopia, Chips and bolognese.

During the summer months in Greater New Aberdare in particular, Aenopia's economy usually focuses on the growth of food in the form of fruit and vegetables. As a result, crops that are grown annually such as potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, peas and strawberries influence Aenopian cuisine and its culture, with dishes recognised nationwide being influenced largely by food popular within New Aberdare. For example, the national drink of Aenopia is coffee which is consumed by a minority of the population regularly, while the national dish is chips and bolognese.

Meat products such as chicken and beef are commonly consumed on a near-daily basis, with only 11.1% of the population being vegetarian.

National Symbols


National symbols of Aenopia

Flag: Coat of Arms: Plant: Animal: Dish: Patron saint:
Aenopia flag.svg Aenopia CoA.svg Bilberry.jpeg 120x 120x GeddyLee.jpeg
National Flag
of Aenopia
Coat of Arms
of Aenopia
The Bilbery
(Vaccinium myrtillus)
The Puffin
(Fratercula arctica)
Bolognese on Chips Geddy Lee


List of public holidays

Date Holiday Remark
1 January New Year's Day Beginning of the New Year.
1 July First Independence Day Celebrates the date which is associated with the initial formation of Aenopia.
15 August Second Independence Day Celebrates Aenopia's independence from Empire of Emosia on 16 August 2019.
30 August International Missy Barratt Day[107] Marked as a day dedicated to doing good deeds and encouraging others to do good deeds, associated with the fictional character Missy Barratt.
28 September National Talk like Mr. Krabs Day Dedicated to talking in a similar manner to the fictional character Mr. Krabs from the children's television show Spongebob Squarepants.
22 November Start your own Country Day[108]
25 December Christmas Day [109] Not officially recognised by the Emperor due to it being a religious holiday, however it's still celebrated by many people.
26 December End of Christmas Celebrates the return of order and work to the Empire of Aenopia after the festive period has ended.

Intermicronational Rankings and Scores

Aenopia was ranked joint 29th on the Microwiki Influence Survey with 33 points[110] and as a result is recognised as a small power according to the survey. As part of the GUM Member States Positivity Survey, Aenopia was ranked joint 13th out of 42 Members with a score of 3.7,[111] however this later fell to 3.5 with the 40 respondents survey.[112] Aenopia was also ranked joint 6th on Statistic Fire's LGBT Rights Index with a score of 19, making it 'Very LGBT friendly' (see also LGBTQ+ rights in Aenopia).

Aenopia was ranked 2nd out of 24 nations on the Cupertino Member Positivity Survey with 91 points and a mean of 3.72.[113][114] Aenopia would later be ranked 1st during the December 2020 survey with 115 points.[115]

Indexes of development

Macronational

Micronational

External links

Offical website
Government news site
AenopiaWiki

See Also

History of Aenopia
Dominion of Aenopia
Aenopian Postal Service
Foreign relations of Aenopia

Footnotes

  1. Despite not being canonised, Geddy Lee is recognised as the patron saint of Aenopia for his respected bass playing and high-pitched singing as part of the band Rush and in other projects.
  2. The primary governing body of Aenopia, Y Senedd, does not hold absolute power and serves solely as a platform for Aenopians to voice their opinion.
  3. Despite being an Overseas Territory of Plushunia, Aenopian Plushunia is recognised by the Aenopian Government as a Dependency of Aenopia culturally whilst being an Overseas Territory of Plushunia politically.
  4. PRC and RoC both recognised as legitimate claimants to title of China.

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