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Indonesian sector
Sektor Indonesia
Rumpun Indonesia
Flag of Indonesia
General information
LocatedRepublic of Indonesia
Sector founded2011
Sector founded byIndokistan
Los Bay Petros
Membership
Nations in areaList of active micronations
Organisations in areaAssociation of Indonesian Micronations
Suwarnakarta Institute
Notable people in areaNabil Ihsan
Theodorus Diaz Praditya
Tommy Narisworo

Indonesian sector (Indonesian: Sektor Indonesia or Rumpun Indonesia) is a term used to categorise micronations bounded with and located inside Indonesian territory. The term was first used by Los Bay Petros and Indokistan to begin creating a bond with other newly-born Indonesian micronations who rose in between 2011 until 2012. There are currently more than 10 micronations who defined as members of the Indonesian sector. The sector is the largest by area inside MicroWiki Community, as its boundaries are nationwide (as opposite with the usual regional sectors), which itself is the 16th largest in the world[1]. Majority of Indonesian sector micronations are the member of the Association of Indonesian Micronations.

Terminology

Besides the word "Indonesian sector" and its Indonesian counterpart, a synonym of "Indonesian micronational community" (Indonesian: Komunitas mikronasional Indonesia) also is frequently used to refer groups of micronations in Indonesia. The word "Rumpun Indonesia" was created in early 2020, and is promoted to those wishes to avoid usage of foreign loanwords (sektor is direct English loanwords of "sector", rumpun is native Indonesian word).

Besides its location, to be considered as a member of the Indonesian sector, a micronation also should have some form of binding with Indonesian national or one of its ethnic groups (Javanese, Sundanese, Minangkabau, Aceh, and/or others) culture, and associating themselves with it, instead of only lay claims over Indonesian territory.

Based on consensus, to be called as a member of the Indonesian sector, micronations should reside in Indonesia instead of only claim regions in Indonesia. Claiming regions without residing on it would not enable them recognition as a member of the sector unless diplomacy with Indonesian sector micronations are established. In the majority of "Indonesian micronation" that only claiming regions inside Indonesia without actually reside on it, its citizens also do not associating themselves with Indonesia, which removed a detrimental factor for recognition by other Indonesian micronation.

History

Early development

Indonesian micronations history is not known very much prior to 2010s decade. The first known entity conforming with characteristics of a micronation known to the public was the Democratic Empire of Sunda, which claimed to be the successor of the former pre-colonial Kingdom of Sunda in-exile in Switzerland[2]. The Empire made media headlines when two of its princesses, were detained and charged by Malaysian authorities for entering the country without a valid pass after attempted entry to the country from Brunei Darussalam[3].

Indonesian micronationalism arrived in MicroWikia in 2009, when Adriansyah Yassin Sulaeman with his newborn micronation Federal Republic of Los Bay Petros appeared on the internet for the first time. Being the first Indonesian micronation in the MicroWikia gave the country great advantage. In 2010, Indokistan was established and became the second Indonesian micronation to appear on the present-day MicroWiki. In early 2011, new series of micronations, which includes Principality of Inesia, Federal Republic of Santos, Republic of Islamkistan, and the Republic of Shuffle, was established and emerged to the community.

Republic of Fiharaya was "reprimanded" and forced to be disbanded immediately by Indonesian police on December 2010, after being misidentified as a separatist movement. Indonesian police action against Fiharaya was then condemned by micronationalists, most notably by Los Bay Petros[4] and A1.[5].

Sectoral relations consolidation

The first ever Indonesian micronation organisation, the Association of Indonesian Micronations was established by Adriansyah Yassin Sulaeman and Nabil Ihsan in 11 July 2011[6]. Several other organizations were founded later, which includes Indonesian Micronational League in April 2012, and LIR Union in June 2012. The only successful intermicronational summit on the sector was organized by LIR Union and took place in August 2012, with Los Bay Petros as the host country[7].

Heads of state of LIR Union during 2012 summit

The relationship formed inside the sector proved very strong because each micronation inside the sector felt that their neighbour also their family of their own. This strong feeling of friendship resulting in a stable and peaceful atmosphere inside the sector. The last notable major conflict inside the sector occurred in January 2014, and even this conflict strengthen more the feeling of unity, instead of ruining it.

Various official summits were planned by Indonesian micronationalists, motivated by the success of the August 2012 summit by LIR Union. Unfortunately, the planned always failed to took place, especially due to financial issues and great distance among each micronations. The latest attempt on the Indonesian micronational summit was planned to be held in June 2015[8], with Indokistani capital Suwarnakarta as the host, which also failed.

Sectoral decline

Indonesian sector receives its strongest blow in 2015-2016, when the most powerful micronations inside the community, Indokistan and Los Bay Petros dissolved on that year. While Los Bay Petros already abandoned by its citizens at the end of 2014, its collapse was only recognised by the community in February 2015, when its membership status on the AIM was reluctantly stripped by fellow member states[9]. Following Los Bay Petros, Indokistan announced its disbandment in July 2016 after declining activities of its members[10].

The collapse of those micronations heavily affected the community and lamented by micronationalists[11], since both micronations had become an example of an established micronation for newly founded micronations, and its members were heavily influential in the sector. Suwarnakarta Institute founded by the only remaining active citizen of former Indokistan was the remnant of the two former powerful micronations on the sector.

The collapse of Los Bay Petros and Indokistan followed a trend on declining number of micronations dissolving itself because of inactivity or deliberate dissolution, for example Warung China and Democratic Kingdom of Love Mainland in 2016[12], and Sunda Raya in early 2018. The majority of remaining active micronations were confined to the members of the AIM that strives for efforts on the regeneration of the organisation despite of decreasing members.

Recovery and current activities

See also: 2020 Indonesian micronations shock

A sign of recovery on the sector was appeared in early 2018, when a new group of micronations emerging from South Jakartan region, led by United Indonesian States of Sapu Lidi, the predecessor of the current Neuborrnia-Merientalia. When the UIS was first established, more micronations from the Stradan sector began appearing, and the term Strada sector was coined in mid-2018 as a grouping for those micronations. The sector was recognised by AIM as the first "sub-sector" of the Indonesian sector in early 2020.

One of the pioneer of the sector, Tian Abdurrahman of Arkapore, passed away on 9 September 2019, resulting in a heavy loss for the community[13][14].

A community with micronation-like characteristics aroused public reaction in early January 2020. Keraton Agung Sejagat and Sunda Empire were made known to the public after videos of its activities went viral in Indonesian social media. Despite the neutral response of the Indonesian public that making those movements as laughing stock and circulating memes related to it, Indonesian authority took stern actions by arresting founders of the Keraton and later Sunda Empire[15][16], after requesting assistance from the intelligence community to investigate possible criminal offence of both communities. The sudden public interest in those communities with micronation characteristics led Indonesian micronationalists to dub the phenomenon as a shock or mass hysteria. On separate trials held in May and June 2020, Indonesian prosecutors seek 10 years of prison term against founders of both Keraton Agung Sejagat and Sunda Empire[17][18].

Characteristics

Micronations inside Indonesian sectors bear many universally-identifiable characteristics. Indonesian micronationalists have a high commitment towards micronational simulationism, as opposed to secessionism, despite showing a high level of physical activities. Despite several reasons on the establishment of micronations in Indonesia, such as serving as an educational tool, cultural preservation, and for personal enjoyment, there are no single known Indonesian micronations who intended to secede from Indonesia. These behaviours can be explained by a strong patriotic view adhered by micronationalists and a strong influence of Indonesian national ideology Pancasila that emphasised in "a united Indonesia"[19]. Fiharayan experience with Indonesian police in December 2010 also may contribute to the behaviour showed by Indonesian micronationalists to be cautious and strengthen their commitment to simulationism, since Indonesian police may take their micronations as an actual threat to Indonesia.

Influenced by the strong anti-communist nature of Indonesian society[20], Indonesian micronations in their early days also followed the same suit. They discouraged communism from micronationalism, and attacks anyone they accused as communists. A successful rebellion toppled Communist Indokistani government in January 2011 and refusal of Indonesian micronations to recognise UMSSR (a communist breakaway from Los Bay Petros) from 2011 until end of 2012 was an example of anti-communism in Indonesian micronational community. In early 2013, the trend was changing, with micronations began to no longer discouraged communism on basis of political freedom. The behaviour was shown by recognition of communist Sunda Raya in 2014, a move that in the previous years was not imaginable.

Indonesian micronational community is one of the most religious-diverse communities in Indonesia. Remembering conservative nature and hostility of Indonesian society towards unofficial religions[21], Indonesian micronationalists tends to take secular reaction and have no problem with meeting new individuals from different religions. Inside Indonesian sector, there are micronations and micronationalists that originated from minority groups, most notably the Shiites[note 1] and Bahai'ist[note 2], that if they publicly declare their faith in Indonesian society, they will be easily scrutinised.

Geography

Micronations in Indonesia claim regions that become their primary workplace, houses, or land owned by their relatives, and often claims such a large region even beyond their primary place.

Indonesian micronations are bound with flora and fauna diversity, as lots of different animals and plants can be founded there. One micronation may have its national plant or animal-based on animals and plants founded on their land claims. Arkapore for example, declares duck as their national plant, because that animal is the most common in Arkapore.

On the distribution on Indonesian micronations land claims, more than half of micronations of Indonesia known to the outside world are based or have only land claims on the island of Java, with a small number of micronations is based outside Java. Several Java-based micronations such as Indokistan and St. John lay claims outside Java Island, while Al Rasyid Darussalam was one notable example of Indonesian micronations based outside Java, which was on the island of Sulawesi.

Sectoral summits

A successful micronational summit has become an everlasting goal of micronations inside the sector, especially because of its pride and joy on engaging in physical contact with fellow micronationalists after being separated by a far distance. Despite the long history of the sector, a successful micronational summit inside the sector is a rarity. Currently, interactions between Indonesian micronations have been confined to social media and online engagements, as efforts to replicate the success of the 2012 LIR Union summit still yet to be realised.

The main issues that prevented a successful summit on the sector are financial issues and difficulties in determining summit location, especially when a potential summit location must be located exactly in a central point between potential attendees that are scattered in Indonesia and separated by hundreds of miles among each other.

2012 LIR Union Summit was the first and only successful intermicronational summit inside the sector[7]. It was took place on 10 August 2012 and was attended by 4 micronationalists from LIR Union countries: Los Bay Petros, Indokistan, and Raflesinesia. Ease of access and proximity between attending delegates greatly determined the success of the summit. It was a milestone in the Indonesian micronational community and has set a standard for potential intermicronational summits of the sector in the future.

In 2018 and early 2019, it was considered more reasonable to have physical interaction among micronationalists in the Strada Area. Multiple summits and state visits around micronations in the sub-sector took place in the area. Usually, these summits and state visits took place to sign treaties, discuss Stradan micronationalism, executing projects made by micronational organisations. However, Stradan Micronationalists have always struggled with proceeding the activities due to fear of judgement from the public.

As of 2020, physical interaction among Indonesian micronationalists has been limited to bilateral state visits, that was proven to be easier to achieve. Indokistan and Sunda Raya successfully arranged a state visit in 2015, when Suwarnakarta governor Nabil Ihsan was welcomed by Sunda Raya chairman Lintang Matahari Hasan in Cinere Commune of Parahyangan. The last known state visit among Indonesian micronations was performed in February 2020, when Harjakartan leader Tommy Narisworo visited Excellent, and was welcomed by president Theodorus Diaz Praditya[22].

Micronational organisations

Association of Indonesian Micronations (AIM), founded by Indokistan and Los Bay Petros in July 2011, is the largest intermicronational organisation that unites Indonesian micronations and significantly influences micronational activities on the sector. Besides AIM, Suwarnakarta Institute founded in July 2016 by former Indokistani citizens also plays role as the institute devoted itself for the development of micronationalism on the sector.

Besides the AIM and Suwarnakarta Institute, several former micronational organizations also once active and played a role inside the Indonesian sector and its micronational activities. Those organisations were TASPAC (2011), LIR Union (2012-2013), Indonesian Micronational League (2013), and Strada Area Alliance (2018).

Micronations inside Indonesian sector

Active micronations

Flag Micronation Year
founded
Region(s)
in Indonesia
Capital Government
The State Flag of Al-Muqaddimah.jpg Al-Muqaddimah, State of the Kingdom 2014 East Java Al-Hijrah Darussalam Federal constitutional monarchy
Alonia republic.gif Alonia Berdikari, Republic 2014 East Java Varnufi City Presidential republic
Yoloyinyangflag.jpg Asassin, Republic 2006 West Java Rangsedok Parliamentary republic
Astnf.jpg Astanesia, Republic 2019 South Kalimantan Muara Pulau Unitary republic
Bksf.jpg Berakistan, Republic 2018 West Java Gemparingrad Presidential unitary republic
The king is banned from this page.png Cutlavania, Kingdom 2020 Jakarta Dakeritus Confederal monarchy
Excellent Flag 2-3 2000-.jpg Excellent, United Democratic Republic 2008 Central Java Mosswiss Semi-monarchy presidential republic
Bendera Falalia.jpg Falalia, Great Kingdom 2017 West Java Rikhlaant Absolute monarchy
New Flag of Fiharaya.jpg Fihanesia, Republic 2008 Bali
Jakarta
Kebon Belakang Unitary presidential republic
Yess.png Halenesia, United Kingdom 2015 Jakarta Złotesburg Semi-absolute parliamentary theocratic monarchy
Kyai royo landhep.png Harjakarta, Government 2014 East Java Narisworo City Absolute monarchy
Jblf.jpg Jomblonisme, Socialist Democratic Republic 2017 East Kalimantan Bengkuring City Islamic socialist republic
Bendera Litania.jpg Litania, Kingdom 2018 West Java Litanian City Constitutional monarchy
Screen Shot 2018-04-14 at 07.17.4s9.png Neuborrnia-Merientalia, Federal Republic 2020 Jakarta Strada Federal direct democratic republic
IMG 5608.PNG Ruslandia 2018 Jakarta Nogo Absolute monarchy
SvgFileService.svg Sofidelonia, Confederation of the Kingdom 2019 Jakarta Ramdon Confederal monarchy
Flag of St. John.png St. John, Republic 2013[note 3] Jakarta
North Sulawesi
West Java
Yogyakarta
Vredesstad Unitary presidential republic

Former micronations

Flag Micronation Year
founded
Year
dissolved
Region(s)
in Indonesia
Capital Notes
A1flag2.png A1, Federated Republics 2010 2012 Central Java Astolbia Dissolved in 2012
Flag of ARD.jpg Al Rasyid Darussalam, Sultanate 2008 2014 North Sulawesi Bandar Rasyidin Turned inactive after an isolationist policy installed in 2014, presumed to be dissolved afterwards.
Bbd.jpg Arkapura, Gerontocracy 2014 2019 West Java Ciptahegar Dissolved after the death of Chairman Tian Abdurrahman.
IMG 4856.jpg Ausiania, Confederacy 2018 Jakarta Zuiden Zemlya
Newport
New Saigon
Dissolved in 2018.
Concordianflag.jpeg Concordia, Republic 2018 2020 Jakarta Altenbürg Turned inactive in May 2020 after Concordian authority imposed a 6-months hiatus.
Drasthaflag.jpg Drastharaya, Kingdom 2014 2015 West Sumatra
West Java
Drasthapura Dissolved in March 2015 after internal conflict.
Ekaslv.png Ekaslavia, Republic 2015 Banten - Turned inactive after being accepted as AIM member in June 2015, presumed to be dissolved afterwards.
Bendera nauli.jpg Green Nauli, Royal State 2013 2015 West Sumatra DT City Dissolved after the collapse of Drastharaya.
Bendera Indokistan 3.png Indokistan, Federal State 2010 2016 Jakarta
Jambi
West Java
Suwarnakarta Dissolved on 5 July 2016.
Inesia Army.jpg Inesia, Principality 2011 2013 East Java West Lidah
Rois.png Islamkistan, Republic 2011 2013 Jakarta Baitul Ilmi Turned inactive in mid-2012, reabsorbed by Los Bay Petros in 2013.
Jaankecil Flag.png Jaankecil, Principality 2012 Jakarta Fidelgrad Dissolved in April 2012, succeeded by UMSSR.
Flag Of Lbp.gif Los Bay Petros, Federal Republic 2009 2014 Jakarta Bayrschtein
Labstadt
Turned inactive in September 2014, dissolution recognised in February 2015.
Noflag.png Love Mainland, Democratic Kingdom 2015 2016 Banten Glowland Dissolved on 23 July 2016.
Canrianflag.png Pacatia 2019 2020 Banten Skoejettenland Dissolved in April 2020 and rejoined Neuborrnia-Merientalia.
Screen Shot 2018-04-14 at 07.17.4s9.png Pejaten, Republic 2018 2019 Jakarta Strada Turned inactive in late 2019, dissolved in 4 April 2020.
DRSR.png Sunda Raya, Democratic Republic 2014 2018 West Java
Madura
Riau Islands
Bandung Raya Turned inactive in early 2018, dissolution declared in 20 June 2018.
Flaggyflag.png UMSSR 2012 2013 Jakarta Fidelgrad Dissolved in February 2013 and reabsorbed to Los Bay Petros.
Bendera Warung China.png Warung China, Republic 2016 West Java Kota Warung China Turned inactive after starting contact with AIM members in mid-2016, presumed to be dissolved afterwards.
Noflag.png Wirasena, Kingdom 2013 2014 West Java Kota Wirasena Turned inactive in 2014, presumed to be dissolved afterwards.
HhAb.jpg Tanagogo, United Prefectures of 2018 Jakarta Nogo Dissolved in July 2018.
Noflag.png Uhud, Democratic Republic 2020 West Java Vassati Dissolved in 20 May 2020 after being conquered by Asassin.

Notes

  1. Al Rasyid Darussalam official religion was Shia Islam.
  2. Democratic Kingdom of Love Mainland official religion was Baha'ism.
  3. St. John previously known as three short-lived micronations, the first being the Federal Republic of Santos, which was established in 2011. In addition, St. John were disbanded from 2015 until 2017.

References

  1. Indonesia. The World Factbook. CIA.
  2. Kingdom of Sunda. 16 February 2011. Революция Государства
  3. Jaksa Jelaskan Alasan Sunda Empire Dibentuk: Anak Petinggi Dipenjara di Malaysia. ("Prosecutor Explained Why Sunda Empire is Declared: Daughters of Founders were Arrested in Malaysia", in Indonesian). Kumparan. 18 June 2020.
  4. We are not a Separatist. 13 December 2010. LBPNN.
  5. First Secretary Reassures Lichthalzen Citizens. 13 December 2010. A1NS.
  6. AIM Terbentuk, Negara Mikro se-Indonesia Bersatu! ("AIM Founded, Indonesian Micronations Unite!", in Indonesian). July 2011. KistanNews
  7. 7.0 7.1 LIR Union Summit Held. 10 August 2012. The Indokistan Times
  8. Pemberitahuan Mengenai KTT Mikronasional Indonesia 2015 ("An Announcement on 2015 Indonesian Intermicronational Summit", in Indonesian). April 2015.
  9. Los Bay Petros Expelled from AIM. 30 January 2015. The Indokistan Times.
  10. Indokistan to be Dissolved on 5 July, 25 June 2016. The Indokistan Times.
  11. A Requiem for LBP. 19 February 2015. The Excellent Times.
  12. Love Mainland Bubar ("Love Mainland Dissolved", in Indonesian). 23 July 2016. Lentera of Suwarnakarta Institute
  13. Tian Abdurrahman, Chief of Arkapore and Indonesian Micronational Figure, Dies at 25, 11 September 2019. The Sirocco Times
  14. Chairman of Arkapore Passes Away. 9 September 2019. SJNC.
  15. Usai Keraton Sejagat, Kini Kekaisaran Sunda Empire Runtuh ("Sunda Empire follows the collapse of the Keraton Agung Sejagat", in Indonesian), 29 January 2020. detik.com
  16. Heboh Kemunculan Keraton Agung Sejagat di Purworejo, ini Kata Sosiolog ("Shock as Keraton Agung Sejagat emergence in Purworejo, this is what a sociologist commented"', in Indonesian), 16 January 2020. tribunnews.com
  17. Masuk Meja Hijau, Raja-Ratu Keraton Agung Sejagat Jalani Sidang Online ("Keraton Agung Sejagat Founders Began Online Court Hearing", in Indonesian). Detik.com. 5 May 2020.
  18. 3 Petinggi Sunda Empire Didakwa Sebar Hoaks, Terancam 10 Tahun Penjara ("Leaders of Sunda Empire Accused of Spreading Hoax, May be Imprisoned for 10 Years", in Indonesian). Kumparan. 18 June 2020.
  19. Kukuh Adi. Makna Sila Persatuan Indonesia ("Meaning of 'Unity of Indonesia' Principle", in Indonesian). Kompasiana. 31 May 2013.
  20. Indonesia's Dangerous Anti-Communist Paranoia. 18 September 2017. Human Rights Watch.
  21. Indonesia's Religious Minorities Under Threat. 2 February 2017. Human Rights Watch
  22. Harjakarta Prince in Excellent for a Working Visit. 11 March 2020. AIMNN.

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