Federated States of Gapla

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Federated States of Gapla
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Flag
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Coat of arms
Motto: Erit Ergo Justitia
Anthem: "Romeo and Juliet Overture"

"What Child is This" (National Flag Anthem)

"A Festival Rondo" (Standard of the Government)

State Seal
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CapitalNew Gaplastovia, Elemental
Largest cityHydroAspect, Sweet Falls
Official languages
Other languages
Ethnic groups (2021)Very diverse
Religion(2021)No official religion, however Christianity is dominant
DemonymGaplan
GovernmentFederative Representative Constitutional Monarchy
• Executive President
Chelsea Chen
• Executive Deputy President
Emma Bunnell
• Secretary of State
Vera Sy
• Chief Justice
Mirabelle Wang
• Minister of Foreign Affairs
Wyatt Baek
LegislatureParliament of the Federated States of Gapla
National Executive Council
Chamber of Representatives
Independence from the United States of America
• Declaration of Independence
28 February 2019
• Union Day (Snake, Phoenix, Gapla)
6 March 2019
• First State Joined (Emeralkia)
7 March 2019
• First Constitution Ratified
23 March 2019
• Current Form (Federated States of Gapla)
2 May 2019
• Gaplan Revolution against Michael Hubbard
10 September 2020
• Current Constitution
8 March 2021
Population
• 2021 census
300
CurrencyGapla Dollar (GPD)
Time zoneGapla Standard Time (UTC-7:00)
Date formatYYYY - MM - DD
Drives on theright
Calling code+1 949
MicrocodeGP
Internet TLD.gx

The Federated States of Gapla, more commonly known as Gapla, is a partially recognized sovereign state recognized by the Republic of China, the Swiss Confederation, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands[citation needed] regarded as a micronation by the external community. The country was founded by Wyatt Baek on 28 February 2019 because he felt that the United States of America, the country that Gapla declared independence from, was not a fair and free enough country. It is located near the western coast of the United States and in Antarctica (where it claims land as the Kingdom of Gaplan Antarctica) and has a diverse and unique culture.

Gapla's legislature consists of an Executive Council, the upper house, and the Chamber of Representatives, the lower house. The Executive Council consists of the President, Deputy President, Secretary of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Justice, Assistant to the Council, and the Secondary Assistant to the Council. The "Upper Council" then consists of the President, Deputy President, and Secretary of State, the "Cabinet" consists of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chief Justice, and the "Lower Council" consists of the assistants to the council. The Chamber of Representatives consists of representatives from each state (with a different amount of representatives per state, while some states are merged together to create a population eligible for a representative).

It was a former member of the Grand Unified Micronational and a former observer of the Cupertino Alliance. Throughout the micronational community, Gapla is known for having a strong economy with its currency, the Gapla Dollar, being treated like fiat, and is used to trade everyday goods such as postal services, 3D prints, cakes, candy, origami, web design, and more.

Etymology

According to the President, the name for the Federated States of Gapla came from the root "Gapla", which, the founder claims, was a name stuck in their head for a country since they were very young. However, most speculate that this name came from the combination of "Gap" and "LA", meaning the "Gap" in the United States near the city of Los Angeles, abbreviated to LA.

The word "Gapla" does not have any deep etymological roots, and is commonly misspelled as "Galpa", with the Empire of Aeternia and certain delegates of the Cupertino Alliance using the popular misspelling.

History

Prehistory (August 2015 - February 2019)

The Federated States of Gapla was inspired from the Principality of Sealand, which the founder found out after a school project on nations with disputed sovereignty. After browsing through the website, he was quite interested, and - after being interested in creating his own nation, but not knowing how to - declared the now-defunct Principality of Gapla (the predecessor state of the Federated States of Gapla).

Gapla's original Coat of Arms, during the Principality of Gapla era.

Before, the founder did have a micronation (although he didn't realize it was a micronation, as he didn't know what it was) called the United Republics of Gapla and Phoenix, which was founded in 2015 with no government or laws, however, it did have a flag, I.D. card (drawn from crayons), and a territory, a "secret base" located in Cypress Village Elementary School.

Early Gapla (March 2019 - January 2020)

Founding days (March 2019 - April 2019)

Gapla soon captured interest inside the classroom it was founded in. The founder of the FSG asked two of his closest friends to create their own principalities - the Principality of Snake, and the Principality of Phoenix. At this time, they were independent and not part of the Principality of Gapla.

However, two friends, Emma Bunnell and Tessa Huffmire, wanted to create their own principality - the Principality of Emeralkia. The United Micronations (the group that contained all of the principalities) did not admit Emeralkia, refusing to recognize it due to a concern that there would be too many principalities and the value of a principality would become pointless.

Emma and Tessa, however, were determined to create their own principality, and the United Micronations was dissolved in favor of a unified Gapla, with Emeralkia, Snake, and Phoenix being states.

The growth of the nation (April 2019 - July 2019)

The principality was popular amongst the local area (the community of Woodbridge in Irvine, CA), and it had expanded to fourteen member states with a population of nearly 100 people. The Principality of Gapla later was renamed to the Federated States of Gapla.

This period can be seen as the beginning of major Gaplan interstate competitions. States started forming alliances, conducting meetings, and negotiating. A major dispute that occurred during this period was which states would be recognized as "founding states" - just Snake and Phoenix, or would Gapla recognize the first six?

During this period, the Federated States of Gapla worked on creating websites, diplomatic ties amongst the members of the Micronations Fandom community, joining intermicronational unions, and gaining citizenship. It created a website, Coat of Arms, and formalized its territorial claims and independence from the United States of America.

A string quartet and Google Hangouts chat were made, with regular meetings on school property.

Gaplan Revolution (July 2019 - October 2019)

Main article: Gaplan Revolution

The Gaplan Revolution was the first and only (to date) armed conflict that Gapla was involved in as a fight for its sovereignty and right to operate.

Post-revolution Gapla (October 2019 - January 2020)

After the revolution, the FSG continued to hold meetings and advance its territorial claims by adding new states into the union.

Pegasus, Musicland, Kingdom City, and Asmiland were created during this period. Although the MicroWiki page was created during the Gaplan Revolution, it became an active source of information during the Post-revolution Gapla period, when Gapla was beginning the switch from Micronations Fandom to MicroWiki.

Gaplan Renaissance (January 2020 - November 2020)

Ozzah and Xadia days (January 2020 - March 2020)

The state flag of Ozzah, created by the founders. They refused one made by the government.

During January, two powers, Ozzah and Xadia (officially New Xadia), rose up and created their own interstatal alliances. Xadia was made up mostly by many of Aditya's puppets, which barely had any activity. After the Xadian collapse, many of these states remained states. Two examples of these states that still exist today are Destruction and Cloudland.

Similarly, Ozzah collected allies through their "friendship circle." During the election in February, Xadia had its leader, Aditya, and Ozzah had Emma of Emeralkia to represent their state. After an extremely close victory by Emma during the Deputy Presidential election (who was, just a setup to pass it to Irene, because Irene was powerful, yet not popular within the general public), Aditya stopped being active and the state of Xadia basically collapsed - however, it is still in existence today.

Decline of Ozzah

The State of Ozzah declined after it fell in the interstate rankings of the 2nd session. Because of this, the founders of Ozzah blamed Gapla for being a "toxic community" - no reasons are known, other than that their state fell in the interstate competitions during March 2020.

Another possible reason for this quit was that the President and the then-Vice President, Irene Kim, one of the founders of Ozzah, did not get along during office. Constant arguments between the two leaders eventually caused her to resign, to be replaced by Chelsea Chen.

Coronavirus strikes (March 2020 - July 2020)

During March 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19 pandemic) struck in the school that Gapla was located in, and it was closed. Due to this, the FSG actually became more active, finally creating a Discord server and having bi-weekly meetings on Google Meet, and then Zoom after it was authorized by the Executive Council. Previously, the council used Google Meet due to security concerns with the Chinese-owned Zoom.

During this period, the focus was mainly on Elemental, which Snake was the main contester of, which was slowly growing its empire and having a monopoly on interstate sessions until the resurgence of Folia Tail in July.

Acquisition of Mogollon

Also during this period, the State of Mogollon joined, giving Gapla's first piece of land that was not a house, previously located in the American state of Arizona. This was a significant addition to Gapla's territory. To this day, there are only two territories that are not houses: the Kingdom of Gaplan Antarctica, and the State of Mogollon.

Mogollon was acquired from Eovnia Pual, who transferred her territory in her Elysiumite province to Mogollon.

The flag of Folia Tail.

Resurgence of Folia Tail (July 2020 - November 2020)

During July 2020, delegates from Chickenopolis (the former name of Folia Tail) messaged the government, asking for a "way for Chickenopolis to be active again." This began the start of the resurgence of the State of Folia Tail as a major power. Soon after, the state reformed and changed its name to "Delsgade," and garnered allies that felt betrayed by Xadia and Musicland to build an empire against Elemental. This, however, was ignored by Chelsea Chen, who thought it was a joke, and that it would never overturn the Socialist Elementalian Federation.

However, as former Xadian states joined, and even Musicland and Xadia themselves, the Delsgadian Confederacy had successfully defeated the Elementalian Federation in the interstate sessions. Elemental started a response to this, by taking some of Delsgade's allies and gaining the formerly powerful Emeralkia as a puppet state.

Near the end of the resurgence, Delsgade changed its name to Folia Tail, reforming as an empire.

Another minor event is that during this period, the Federated States of Gapla switched from free to paid hosting and renovated a new website.

First modern era (November 2020 - November 2021)

Second Christmas days (November 2020 - February 2021)

The first half of the Second Christmas Days consisted of the adjustment to the competition between Folia Tail and Elemental. During this period, like the name, Gapla celebrated its second Christmas since independence. Another event is that Folia Tail was dominant during this period, however, later, Elemental became more dominant consistently, but not to an extent of a monopoly.

The second half consisted of a new era for Gapla - sales in titles and Gapla Dollars increased dramatically due to the growing popularity of Gapla and the demand for these items. Gapla's economy soared, and the country had enough money to fund flags, crowns, government seal stamps, new graphic designs, better paper, branded stationery, and more.

Advance of the session (February 2021 - June 2021)

During the advance, the FSG started actually applying the purchases it bought in the Second Christmas days, as well as creating a new currency design backed by gold. Mainly, this consisted of Elemental and Folia Tail (and their allies) going into a Zoom meeting every day to argue and conduct the interstate sessions, so sessions constructed during this period were extremely active, however, were dominated by Elemental.

However, during the end of this session, the Folian government started devising a plan to become the dominant competitor in the interstate sessions.

Colonial ages (June 2021 - October 2021)

One of the schools Gapla has "colonized." Schools are colonized by having a substantial amount of students that are Gaplan citizens in a school.

The colonial ages was the start of the rise of Folia Tail which surpassed elemental in September 2021. During this period, Folia Tail strategically planned the "fire dragon's return" and the "water dragon's return," and the state government released a statement that said that the dragons mentioned were literal, that they shoot fire, and that they will destroy Elemental.

However, it was discovered that this was used for secrecy reasons, and the actual plan was to discuss Folia Tail's plans without leaking it to Elemental, and for Elemental to completely ignore it as a joke. This seems to have worked, as Folia Tail has completed its plan and have successfully been narrowly declared as the session leader.

The colonial ages were also a start of an era where Gaplan states collected schools throughout school districts, including the famous Orange County School of the Arts. Dozens of schools across a few school districts have been "colonized."

Second rise of Emeralkia (October 2021 - November 2021)

During this period, the Grand Kingdom of Emeralkia broke away from Elemental's alliance, leading to a dramatic decrease in Elemental's strength, as Elemental has allocated a lot of its resources to the Grand Kingdom of Emeralkia. This was a result of Tessa Huffmire wanting to be out of the Elementalian Federation and to create a new independent Grand Kingdom of Emeralkia. After its rise, containment of allies, and victory over Folia Tail in the 9th session, it has become a leading power in the FSG and is considered to be a "major power" along with Elemental and Folia Tail.

Although Elemental has been damaged by the GKE's independence, Elemental has regained strength through its lands acquired through verification, and is predicted to continue being a major power, although Folian news networks falsely stated that the Federation had dissolved.

Second modern era (November 2021 - March 2022)

"Red Wave" of Gapla (November 2021 - December 2021)

During November 2021, many citizens from Excelsior and elsewhere came with a predominantly left-wing tilt, empowering the formerly minor party of the People's New Socialist Party after this wave and a merging of that party and The Progressive Movement, a former center-left party. Eventually, this empowered the right-wing of Gapla, formerly without significant competition, to merge into one party.

A moderate-libertarian right-wing party called the Free Rightist Party was created in opposition to the People's New Socialist Party and Gapla effectively became a two-party system, each merging in order to combat the other.

However, this is ironic because one of the founding ideals was to avoid the "red and blue" two party system, and Gapla had ended up that way due to increasing political competition.

2022 Elections and Ote Land (December 2021 - February 2022)

See the article 2022 Gaplan Presidential Election for information on the 2022 Gaplan Presidential Election.

The final round of the 2022 Gaplan presidential election. Around 200 citizens voted, so the tie was very suspenseful and unprecedented.

Ote Land was a new Special Administrative Region (SAR) currently de facto led by Dheer Patel.

It was from a group of high schoolers that were invited to Gapla from Northwood High School. After a period of rebellion and disturbance, Ote Land was integrated into the Ote Land SAR in January 2022. Some people, most prominently from the Gaplan left, say that Ote Land was an "election rigging" tool used by the FRP, however, evidence has proven that Ote Land came independently of the 2022 Gaplan Presidential Election.

The New Reform and the Emersyos (February 2022 - March 2022)

In around February 2022, Crown Prince Wyatt Baek and President Chelsea Chen jointly announced a large reorganization plan for the government. However, some activists greatly disapproved of the suggested reforms and took control of the Deputy President's and Secretary of State's Gaplan portal accounts to declare a state of emergency.

These activists were called the "Emersyos," who impersonated the two officials. They took control of Gapla's assets and declared themselves the true government of Gapla. A government-in-exile for the old government was created as the "Royal Federation of Gaplanaya." They appear to be far-right and have been criticized by the government and many citizens.

The Emersyos declared war on Excelsior, however failed to do any damage as the assets were soon returned to Gapla as the bug was found. The Emersyos whereabouts or identity are unknown, but the Intelligence Agency of the Gaplan Federation claims to know. The reforms were stalled because of this conflict, and at its peak the Emersyos controlled several cities, including New Gaplastovia. Today, the Emersyos are largely defunct and order as returned.

The Aeolian revolutions (April 2022 - present)

Pre-Aeolian revolution (April 2022 - present)

The national flag

The national flag is named the "Standard of Greater Gapla". It was created on the day of founding of the Federated States of Gapla and has never changed, in exception to when the flag size ratio was changed for standardization.

The Standard of Greater Gapla consists of a blue background with a red cross, an orange circle, and a yellow star.

Colours of the flag

The blue touches the red, and the orange, because the pride of the people are made from the people, and the Parliament and Association of Ministries are made of the people. Also notice that citizens themselves cannot change the nation, the star.

The red touches all of the areas, because the pride of the people is made from the people, gives people to Parliament and the Association of Ministries, and affects the nation.

The orange represents the Parliament, which most closely touches the star. The orange also is made from the Pride of the People and the People.

This yellow star is the government, and touches everything except for the blue, because citizens cannot change the government alone. It is touching the orange because Parliament and the Association of Ministries can change the government. It is touching the red because the pride of the people can change the government.

Subdivisions

Superior states, states, territories, and Special Administrative Regions are all subdivisions of the Federated States of Gapla.

States and superior states have a limited amount of autonomy to create their own laws and regulate their own institutions, however, are not considered soveriegn states and lack sufficient autonomy to be considered "autonomous."

Territories are under the complete control and jurisdiction of the Federated States of Gapla and have no autonomy over their territory.

Special Administrative Regions have some autonomy, such as the power to enforce their laws, create laws to a certain extent, issue special passports, and create their own currency.

List of subdivisions of Gapla

The following is a list of government-recognized subdivisions of the Federated States of Gapla.

Superior States (5)
Flag Name Leader Website Size (square feet)
State9Gapla.png Elemental Chelsea Chen http://elemental.gaplagov.org 10,087
State4Gapla.png Folia Tail Renaldo Chang http://foliatail.gaplagov.org 1,106
State3Gapla.png Emeralkia Emma Bunnell and Tessa Huffmire

(singular leadership under Emma Bunnell,

Tessa Huffmire as ceremonial monarch)

http://emeralkia.gaplagov.org 3,223
State2Gapla.png Phoenix Mirabelle Wang http://phoenix.gaplagov.org 2,284
State1Gapla.png Snake Shaun Murzello and George Yang

(de jure dual leadership,

de facto singular leadership under Shaun Murzello)

http://snake.gaplagov.org 1,908
States (8)
Flag Name Leader Website Size (square feet)
State10Gapla.png Asmiland Asmi Aggarwal http://asmiland.gaplagov.org 1,606
State7Gapla.png Kingdom City Serena Ali http://kingdomcity.gaplagov.org 3,115
State23Gapla.png Sweet Falls Anthony Tatsuta http://sweetfalls.gaplagov.org 1,897
State14Gapla.png Daisy Grace Tan http://daisy.gaplagov.org 1,707
State24Gapla.png Mogollon Eovnia Pual The state government is not finished

with the creation of the website.

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State16Gapla.png Musicland Bright Li 2,600
Kokichi's Kingdom Betty Zhang 2,249
State6Gapla.png Syopolis Vera Sy http://syopolis.gaplagov.org 2,541
Provisional States (4)
Flag Name Leader Website Size (square feet)
State22Gapla.png Ozzah Irene Kim and Kavya Tyagi

(dual leadership)

http://ozzah.gaplagov.org no land
State5Gapla.png Great Gryffin Joshua Tan Provisional States are usually not

entitled to their own websites,

but they may create their own optionally.

State20Gapla.png Xadia Aditya Meruga
Flag of the State of Pain.png Pain

(pending upgrade to a state)

Scott Chiang and Ian Jia

(dual leadership)

4,210
Territories (9)
Flag Name Leader Website Size (square feet)
State8Gapla.png Hedgehogtopia Adyson Ngo None, territories are not

entitled to websites.

no land
State11Gapla.png Candyland Suhasni Sampath
State12Gapla.png Bangtan Aubree Lee and Natalie Oh
State13Gapla.png Trinity Anusha Sharma
State15Gapla.png Pegasus Diti Patel
State17Gapla.png Poshstate Roshini Raju
State18Gapla.png Destruction Bhuvan Vellamena
State19Gapla.png Mar de Val Anika Kurup
State21Gapla.png Cloudland Stone Ho
Special Administrative Regions (3)
Flag Name Leader Website Size (square feet)
Gaplan Antarctica

(superior SAR)

De jure: None

De facto: Wyatt Baek

The SAR government is not finished

with the creation of the website.

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SAR251Gapla.png Liberty Island Xavier Lee http://libertyisland.gaplagov.org negligible
Ote Land De jure: None

De facto: Dheer Patel

The SAR government is not finished

with the creation of the website.

no land

Subdivisions within subdivisions of Gapla

Main article: List of minor subdivisions of Gapla

Subdivisions of subdivisions (usually states) are necessary for the better administration of territory. Because many states are large and encompass multiple regions, residences, or populated groups, however do not prefer a split of the subdivision, subdivisions inside that subdivision are sometimes created.

Below is a list of all subdivisions of Gapla with subdivisions inside themselves, and a list of all of the subdivisions.

Politics and government

Government

The government of the Federated States of Gapla is comprised of a judiciary (the Supreme Court), the legislature (the Chamber of Representatives), and the executive branch (Autonomous Assembly and Executive Council). Inside the executive branch, there are ministries, which are special organs of the Executive Branch that advise the Executive Council of the Federated States of Gapla to do certain things.

For example, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can advise on the foreign affairs of the Federated States of Gapla. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, a special minister, is also a member of the Executive Council.

Ministries

The following is a list of all government-recognized ministries of the Executive Branch of the Federated States of Gapla.

  1. Ministry of Public Welfare
  2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  3. Ministry of the Armed Forces
  4. Ministry of Defense
  5. Ministry of Communications
  6. Ministry of Operations
  7. Ministry of Education
  8. Ministry of Statistics
  9. Ministry of Records
  10. Ministry of Finance
  11. Ministry of Immigration and Citizenship
  12. Ministry of Food and Agriculture

Monarchy

Main article: Monarchy of Gapla.

For a list of Gaplan peers, see List of Gaplan peers.

The Federated States of Gapla is a constitutional monarchy - that is, with a monarchy for tradition and fundraising but with the monarch having no political power simply due to that position.

During the history of Gapla, the monarchy was used to encourage states to verify land and fund the country. However, land grants are not eligible for titles anymore, except in rare circumstances. The following is a list of titles in the monarchy.

Awards

Main article: Awards and decorations of Gapla

Throughout its history, the Federated States of Gapla has given its citizens a variety of awards, decorations, and orders as a reward for good work. The most famous, prestigious, and first of these awards is the famous "Heroes of the Revolution of the Federated States of Gapla."

Many princes and princesses have created their own orders, as they have the power to.

Eras of the state

The federal government frequently hosts "sessions" - formally "interstate competitions" designed to promote state activity.

Every session, the states compete to complete tasks and grow Gapla while earning "points", which increase their chance of winning the session. Whenever a state wins a session, the state in question is named after the period, and a group of periods is called an "era."

However, many sessions are more complicated, with added motivations such as prizes, levels, and secret rooms.

The following is a list of Gaplan eras and their periods.

Era Era Number Period Number Name of the Period State(s) Named After Dates of Period Dates of Era
Foundation Era 1 1 Phoenixian Period Phoenix 28 February 2019 - 22 March 2019 28 February 2019 - 20 April 2019
2 First Snakaris Period Snake 23 March 2019 - 20 April 2019
Early Era 2 3 Syopolian Period Syopolis 21 April 2019 - 16 May 2019 21 April 2019 - 9 January 2020
4 Second Snakaris Period Snake 17 May 2019 - 4 September 2019
5 Emeralkian Period Emeralkia 5 September 2019 - 9 January 2019
Developement Era 3 6 First New Xadian Period Xadia 10 January 2020 - 6 February 2020 10 January 2020 - 28 March 2020
7 Chickenopolis Period Folia Tail (then Chickenopolis) 7 February 2020 - 12 February 2020
8 First Ozzahyan Period Ozzah 13 February 2020 - 28 March 2020
Ozzah-Xadia Era 4 9 Second New Xadian Period Xadia 29 March 2020 29 March 2020 - 26 April 2020
10 Second Ozzahyan Period Ozzah 30 March 2020 - 12 April 2020
11 Third New Xadian Period Xadia 13 April 2020 - 26 April 2020
Elemental-Ozzah Era 5 12 First Elementalian Period Elemental 27 April 2020 - 5 May 2020 27 April 2020 - 11 May 2020
13 Third Ozzahyan Period Ozzah 6 May 2020
14 Second Elementalian Period Elemental 7 May 2020 - 10 May 2020
Conquistador Era 6 15 Third Snakaris Period Snake 11 May 2020 11 May 2020 - 2 December 2020
16 Elementalian-Mogollon Period Elemental and Mogollon 12 May 2020 - 2 December 2020
Grand Gaplan Era 7 17 Folia Tail Period Folia Tail-Musicland Merger 3 December 2020 - 6 December 2020 3 December 2020 - 21 January 2021
18 Elemental-Emeralkia Period Emeralkia-Elemental Merger 7 December 2020 - 13 January 2021
19 Second Folia Tail Period Folia Tail-Musicland Merger 14 January 2021 - 21 January 2021
22 January 2021 - 21 February 2021
La Chevaleresque Era 8 22 January 2021 - 5 September 2021
20 Third Elementalian Period Elementalian Confederation with several states 22 February 2021 - 5 September 2021
Colonial Era 9 21 Folian-Elementalian Period Constant competition and change between Folia Tail and Emeralkia 6 September 2021 - present 6 September 2021 - present

The Colonial Era will likely be the last era, as the interstate sessions will soon come to a close and be replaced by the interstate seasons.

Political parties

Politics are very contentious in the Federated States of Gapla.

The Chamber of Representatives is made up of a number of representatives from a single state or a group of states, while an Executive Council is comprised of nationally elected executive officers: the President, Deputy President, Secretary of State, Assistant, and Secondary Assistant, and presidential appointees: the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chief Justice.

Political Party
Party Abbreviation Leader Political Position Chamber of Representatives Executive Council Autonomous Assembly
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Major parties
Free Rightist Party

"Rightist Party"

FRP Emma Bunnell Right-wing moderate libertarianism
13 / 28
3 / 7
3 / 3
People's New Socialist Party

"Socialist Party"

PNSP Chelsea Chen Left-wing moderate authoritarianism
12 / 28
4 / 7
0 / 3
Minor parties with legislative representation
Centrist Radical Party

"Radical Party"

CRP Clayton Walker Centre-right conservativism
1 / 28
0 / 7
0 / 3
Democratic Revolution Party

"Revolution Party"

DRP Nicolas Wiedemann Far-left moderate libertarianism
1 / 28
0 / 7
0 / 3
Minor parties without legislative representation
Kim Jong Un Party

"Kim Jong Un Party"

KJUP Dheer Patel Far-left juche authoritarianism No respresentation in the Chamber of Representatives, Executive Council, or Autonomous Assembly.
Unitary Reformist Party

"Union Party"

URP Alexander Lightinger Right-wing to far-right authoritarianism
Environmentalist Green Party

"Green Party"

EGP Mirabelle Wang Left-wing to far-left libertarianism
Federal Classic Socialist Party

"Classic Socialist Party"

FCSP Lucy Wong Left-wing moderate libertarianism

Land

The Federated States of Gapla claims land in three main districts - the Capital District, the Mogollon territory, the Kingdom of Gaplan Antarctica, and the Eastern Elementalian territories.

Verification processes

The verification process for residential land is that a state must meet TWO of the below requirements to have verified land.

  • Appearance on public records
  • Certification of address through mailing
  • Certification of address through random weekly governmental visit
  • Governor IP address location approximation check

The verification process for non-residential land (that has previously been claimed by another entity) is that an entity must meet ONE of the below requirements.

  • Proof of permanent sovereignty
  • Proof of granted sovereignty of the land by the former entity

Districts

A map of Mogollon.

The following are the present Gaplan land districts:

  • The capital district includes all of the cities near New Gaplastovia (all territorial claims located near the cities of Irvine, Tustin, or Santa Ana). This consists of the houses of governors. Annexed from California.
  • The Eastern Elementalian territories consist of the Governor of Elemental's two houses annexed from Nevada.
  • The Mogollon territories consist of territories granted during Eovnia Pual's negotiation with the U.S. Forest Service, annexed from Arizona.
  • The Kingdom of Gaplan Antarctica consists of previously unclaimed sea ice claimed by the government.

The following are the pending Gaplan land districts:

  • The Northern Elementalian Territories consist of land owned by the Governor of Elemental's family. Currently undergoing strict verification requirements, planned to be annexed from California.

Geography, climate, and weather

The city of New Gaplastovia and surrounding territories has a fairly flat geography, with a warm climate. This climate data can be applied to all Gaplan states except for Elemental, Mogollon, and the SAR of the Kingdom of Gaplan Antarctica. It cannot be applied to some Elementalian territories near Nevada, however, can be applied to the rest.

Below is a chart of the climate data for New Gaplastovia, the capital city of the Federated States of Gapla.

Climate data for New Gaplastovia, Federated States of Gapla
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 66
(18.9)
67
(19.4)
68
(20)
72
(22.2)
73
(22.8)
78
(25.6)
82
(27.8)
83
(28.3)
82
(27.8)
78
(25.6)
72
(22.2)
67
(19.4)
73
(22.8)
Average low °F (°C) 47
(8.3)
48
(8.9)
49
(9.4)
51
(10.6)
55
(12.8)
59
(15)
62
(16.7)
63
(17.2)
62
(16.7)
57
(13.9)
51
(10.6)
47
(8.3)
54
(12.2)
Average Precipitation inches (mm) 2.95
(74.9)
3.5
(89)
2.85
(72.4)
0.85
(21.6)
0.26
(6.6)
0.14
(3.6)
0.03
(0.8)
0.15
(3.8)
0.3
(8)
0.32
(8.1)
1.05
(26.7)
1.75
(44.5)
13
(330)
Source: Weather.com

National holidays

Gapla's government declares national holidays that are unique to the nation. Currently, there are seven recognized holidays.

Holidays that are not unique to the country are not allowed to be recognized by the government but are still observed.

The following is a list of officially declared and recognized government holidays.

  • 28 February - Independence day
  • 13 January - Freedom day
  • 6 March - Union day
  • 23 March - Constitution day
  • 2 May - Government day
  • 1 September - School starts in Gapla
  • 10 September - Gaplan Revolution day

Religion

GaplaReligionDiversity.png

The following chart is a religious diversity chart of the Federated States of Gapla. However, it is a little outdated and new data is expected to arrive from the government in a few weeks. Notice the large Christian and Hindu sectors that make up 90% of the population's religion.

Currently, the government does not force religion onto anyone and it is considered illegal to. Religious discrimination is strictly prohibited, however, most cases are released under freedom of speech rights. Freedom of religious practice up to the limit of law is guaranteed in every Gaplan constitution to date.

Various classifications

The below sections show what scores Gapla received on several micronational classification indexes.

Dresner's System of Classification

  • Population: 5 points (51 or more)
  • Cultural development: 5 points (A strong culture in existence)
  • Allies: 2 points (5 allies or less)
  • Spheres of influence: 3 points (Relatively well known and followed by many)
  • Budget: 4 points (Less than $200 spent yearly on the micronation in question)

Gapla adds up to 5 + 5 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 19 points, 19/5 = 3.8 score.

The description for this is:

A very average micronation, they exist en masse. No need to ignore them, but they probably aren't very special or interesting. Often it is hard to tell the difference between them, and if they stay at this level for a long time it is probably because of a lack of population, time, effort, and/or interest.

Modification for national equity

However, Gapla suspended all alliances due to the fact that it does not wish to create alliances between micronations, only serious countries, with few exceptions. Modifying this scale for national equity, Gapla would score:

  • Population: 5 points (51 or more)
  • Cultural development: 5 points (A strong culture in existence)
  • Spheres of influence: 3 points (Relatively well known and followed by many)
  • Budget: 4 points (Less than $200 spent yearly on the micronation in question)

Gapla adds up to 5 + 5 + 3 + 4 in this new scale. This is a score of 17 points, 17/4 = 4.25.

This equates to:

One of the most significant micronations (eg. St. Charlie, The Soviet Republic of North America, etc.). There was a lot of effort involved in getting the micronation to this level. Once here, it is quite difficult for the nation to fall back down unless it becomes inactive, like Scientopia.

Freayth's System of Classification

  • Politics: 2 points (Moderately active)
  • Development: 3 points (Excellent enmities)
  • Budget: 2.5 points (In between two categories)
  • Cultural and nationalistic development: 3 points (Strong cultural practice)
  • Freedoms: 3 points (Absolute freedoms)
  • Influence within community: 2 points (Has a moderately agreeable influence)

Gapla adds up to 2 + 3 + 2.5 + 3 + 3 + 2 = 15.5, 15.5/3 = approximately 5.166.

This equates to:

An influential and advanced micronation.

Leaders and elections

Leaders

Leaders, as in almost any country, are important to lead the Executive Branch of a nation.

The following is a list of Presidents and Deputy Presidents of Gapla, the two highest executive offices.

Presidents of Gapla

Presidents of Gapla, officially called Executive Presidents of the Federated States of Gapla, are the top officials and head of government of the Federated States of Gapla. They lead the Executive Council.

There is one president at a time, and the term of a president is one year (formerly six months, but increased to one year after the passage of the 3rd Constitution, which increased the term of Upper Executive Council members from six months to one year).

Below is a list of Presidents of the Federated States of Gapla.

Presidents of the Federated States of Gapla
Name Political Party Term Number President Number Term Dates Notes
Wyatt Baek Free Rightist Party 1 1 28 February 2019 - 28 August 2019 Served as Prince of the Principality of Gapla.
2 29 August 2019 - 28 February 2019 None.
3 29 February 2020 - 28 August 2020
4 29 August 2020 - 4 January 2021 (abnormal) Appointed due to change of vote counting system.
Chelsea Chen People's New Socialist Party 1 2 5 January 2021 - 27 February 2021 (abnormal) First female President of Gapla.
Wyatt Baek Free Rightist Party 5 1 28 February 2021 - 2 February 2022 None.
Chelsea Chen People's New Socialist Party 2 2 3 February 2022 - present Appointed by Random.org as a result of a Chen-Bunnell tie, Chen won the randomizer.

Deputy Presidents of Gapla

A Deputy President, officially called the Executive Deputy President of the Federated States of Gapla, are advisors of the Executive President. They co-lead the Executive Council with the Executive President. Formerly, the name of the office was Vice President of the Federated States of Gapla before the Reform Acts of 2021.

There is one Deputy President at a time, and the term of the officeholder is one year (formerly six months, but increased to one year after the passage of the 3rd Constitution, which increased the term of Upper Executive Council members from six months to one year).

Below is a list of Deputy Presidents of the Federated States of Gapla.

Deputy Presidents of the Federated States of Gapla
Name of the Deputy President Political Party Term Number Deputy President Number Term Dates Notes Presidential Term Number President
Mirabelle Wang Environmentalist Green Party 1 1 28 February 2019 - 28 August 2019 First Deputy President. 1 Wyatt Baek
Vera Lily Sy People's New Socialist Party 1 2 28 August 2019 - 28 February 2020 None. 2
Irene Kim 1 3 28 February 2020 - 20 May 2020 (abnormal) Abnormal Term, Honourably Discharged. 3
Chelsea Chen 1 4 21 May 2020 - 4 January 2021 (abnormal) Appointed because of Honourable Discharge of Irene Kim.
4
Wyatt Baek Free Rightist Party 1 5 5 January 2021 - 27 February 2021 (abnormal) None. 1 Chelsea Chen
Shaun Murzello 1 6 28 February 2021 - 30 April 2021 Appointed because of the nonconnection of the Presidency during the first years of Gapla. Abnormal term, impeached. 5 Wyatt Baek
Chelsea Chen People's New Socialist Party 2 4 1 May 2021 - 2 June 2021 Emergency appointed as a result of Shaun Murzello's impeachment.
Emma Bunnell Free Rightist Party 1 7 3 June 2021 - 16 August 2021 Emergency appointed as a result of Chelsea Chen's impeachment. Therefore, she was emergency appointed as a result of the impeachment of her predecessor, who was emergency appointed as a result of the impeachment of her predecessor.
Chelsea Chen People's New Socialist Party 3 4 17 August 2021 - 2 February 2022 Unimpeached by the Executive Council.
Emma Bunnell Free Rightist Party 2 7 3 February 2022 - present Appointed by Random.org as a result of a Chen-Bunnell tie, Chen won the randomizer. 2 Chelsea Chen

Elections

Main article: Electoral history of Gapla

Gapla's elections are held every six months (sometimes more, because of special circumstances), and are held through the STV (single transferrable vote) system, rather than the FPTP (first past the post) system used in most countries, such as the United States.

The country is a direct democracy and citizens directly elect executive offices.

Previously, the electoral system was a similar MGP (multiple graded points) system.

Postal stamps

Current situation

Postage stamps are not used by the Federated States of Gapla due to the government's belief that they are pointless. The current statement from the government is that it can be replaced with postal hashes, or generated numbers from the Post Office's website, which are more efficient and less costly for the government.

Former designs of stamps

The Government of the Federated States of Gapla formerly issued postage stamps to send mail and packages inside Gapla and internationally. Here are the Gapla stamp designs. There are six stamps of varying values used in various occasions.

Designs of National Gapla Postal Stamps
Picture Denominations
GaplaStamps.png G$ 1, G$ 2, G$ 5, G$ 10, G$ 20, G$ 50

Former stamp uses

Formerly, stamps were printed in six denominations, with three being used and three being symbolic.

Below is a list of the former stamp uses.

  • G$ 1 - Inside a State (approx. $0.05 USD)
  • G$ 2 - Inside a State Union (approx. $0.10 USD)
  • G$ 5 - Inside Gapla (approx. $0.25 USD)
  • G$ 10 - Inside a Micronational Union (approx. $0.50 USD)
    • Not actually used, symbolic
  • G$ 20 - International (approx. $1.00 USD)
    • Not actually used, symbolic
  • G$ 50 - Special, international deliveries (approx. $2.50 USD)
    • Not actually used, symbolic

Currency

Gapla's currency system is one of the most advanced in the entire micronational community due to the fact that it is traded and exchanged for fiat, printed on special paper with security features, and actually used as a recognized medium of exchange for everything from national credits, bakery goods, 3D prints, toys, crafts, websites, and more.

Formerly, Gapla also used the MUfP Micro and the League of Independent Nations Yron, but currently the Gapla Dollar is the only legal tender in the Federated States of Gapla.

A Bank of Gapla discord bot was developed to keep track of users' balances, added the ability to gift Gapla Dollars, added the ability for the administrator to give or take away Gapla Dollars, and more.

A Gapla Dollar stablecoin (GaplaCoin, GPC) was developed by the government, however, at first, was a major failure, with only six holders of the cryptocurrency. This is likely due to citizens being unfamiliar with cryptocurrencies, ERC-20 coins, and the Ethereum network. However, the Gaplan government recently started an initiative to create an SPL-based Solana coin instead of an Ethereum one on the main network. This effort was successful and the GaplaCoin is used alongside the Gapla Dollar, but its fiat form is still used more often.

Identification

Gaplan Visa

The Gaplan Visa is a document that allows holders to temporarily enter the FSG (without citizenship rights) in exception of personal property until expiry or revocation. The Executive Council has the right to revoke a visa with a majority at any time.

However, the Gaplan Constitution permits "invisible visas" - visas granted to people by a governor permitting them to enter their state, or a mayor permitting a person to enter their city, and so on and so forth.

History of the Gapla Visa
Dates Used Image of Example Visa
28 February 2019 - Current
The current Gaplan visa - however, it is highly outdated, with an outdated constitutional verse and former Coat of Arms.

Gaplan Identification Card

History of the Gapla Identification Card
Dates Used Image of Example Identification Card
28 February 2019 - 14 December 2019
From 28 February 2019 to 5 March 2019, the "State/Territory" Field was not present.
15 December 2019 - 17 May 2021
GaplaCurrID.png
18 May 2021 - Current The ID card has been abolished.

Gaplan passport

The Passport of the Federated States of Gapla is a travel document with a front cover, inside front cover, pages for visas, stamps, and amendments, and back cover.

The design is shown below. It is the current passport used for identification when a Gaplan citizen travels.

GaplaPassportCover.png GaplaPassportNotice.png GaplaPassportVisasPage.png GaplaPassportBackCover.png

Gaplan license plate

The license plate of the Federated States of Gapla is put on cars (and is optional as a sign of patriotism on bikes) inside the Federated States of Gapla to certify vehicle registration. A license plate is not strictly required - however, if no license plate is on a car, the car can only go through private roads, not government-owned ones.

The government is also not responsible for crashes if the victim is without a license plate. Most likely, the case will not proceed.

History of the License Plate of Gapla
Image Dates Used
522396 is a number reserved for example purposes.
28 February 2019 - Present

Military

The Gaplan military has three branches - the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force. Although the military does have active and reserve recruits, it remains largely ceremonial as no nation has formally declared war on the Federated States of Gapla that it has responded to.

However, military ranks have been established. Below is a poster of these ranks.

"Cyber forces" and the IAGF

The military is also said to have a "cyber force" - however, this is not true - the cyber forces are actually a part of the Intelligence Agency of the Gaplan Federation (IAGF), the Gaplan "equivalent" to the American Central Intelligence Administration (CIA).

The cyber forces are active and have caused cyberattacks in several circumstances for a variety of reasons, including the unintentional hack of student information from a mathematics academy while on another mission (the details of that mission are still confidential) and a good-faith attack of the Principality of Sealand, notifying their government of the vulnerability. While on a web development mission for the United States of the Terra Excelsior Republic, a good-faith attack was made on the website to analyze its security flaws.

The rest of IAGF, notably the National Undercover Patriots Association (NUPA), have also caused damage to opponents of the Federated States of Gapla, including a case where the National Anthem of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up was played in an American public middle school using the school speaker system. However, this case is mostly seen as a prank orchestrated by members of IAGF rather than an attack by IAGF.