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The Choctaw people lived in settled villages of houses and small cornfields. Choctaw homes were made of plaster and rivercane walls, with thatched roofs. These dwellings were about as strong and warm as log cabins. Most Choctaw towns also had a ball field with benches for spectators. If a Choctaw village was near the border, it often had reinforced walls around it for protection.  
 
The Choctaw people lived in settled villages of houses and small cornfields. Choctaw homes were made of plaster and rivercane walls, with thatched roofs. These dwellings were about as strong and warm as log cabins. Most Choctaw towns also had a ball field with benches for spectators. If a Choctaw village was near the border, it often had reinforced walls around it for protection.  
 
===== Clothing =====
 
===== Clothing =====
Choctaw men wore breechcloths. Choctaw women wore wraparound skirts made of deerskin or woven fiber. Shirts were not necessary for Choctaw culture, but men and women both wore poncho-style capes in cool weather. The Choctaws also wore moccasins on their feet. Later, the Choctaws adapted European costumes like cloth jackets and full skirts.
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Choctaw men wore breechcloths. Choctaw women wore wraparound skirts made of deerskin or woven fibre. Shirts were not necessary for Choctaw culture, but men and women both wore poncho-style capes in cool weather. The Choctaws also wore moccasins on their feet. Later, the Choctaws adapted European costumes like cloth jackets and full skirts.
The Choctaws didn't wear long headdresses like the [[w:Sioux people|Sioux]]. Instead, men and women both wore their hair long, but some men cut their hair in the Mohawk style, decorating the fringe with feathers. Choctaws often painted their faces and bodies bright colors during battles, lacrosse games, and festivals. Some Choctaw men also wore tribal tattoos on their arms and legs.
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The Choctaws didn't wear long headdresses like the [[w:Sioux people|Sioux]]. Instead, men and women both wore their hair long, but some men cut their hair in the Mohawk style, decorating the fringe with feathers. Choctaws often painted their faces and bodies bright colours during battles, lacrosse games, and festivals. Some Choctaw men also wore tribal tattoos on their arms and legs.
  
 
===== Culture =====
 
===== Culture =====
The Choctaws were famous for their rivercane baskets and woodcarvings. When they were forced to move to Oklahoma, the Choctaws couldn't get the materials they used to use for some of their traditional artifacts, so they concentrated more on other crafts such as American Indian beadwork.
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The Choctaws were famous for their rivercane baskets and woodcarvings. When they were forced to move to Oklahoma, the Choctaws couldn't get the materials they used to use for some of their traditional artefacts, so they concentrated more on other crafts such as American Indian beadwork.
 
===== Roles of the people =====
 
===== Roles of the people =====
Choctaw men were hunters and sometimes went to war to protect their families. Choctaw women were farmers and also did most of the child care and cooking. Both genders took part in storytelling, artwork and music, and traditional medicine. In the past, the chief was always a man, but today a Choctaw woman can be chief, too.
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Choctaw men were hunters and sometimes went to war to protect their families. Choctaw women were farmers and also did most of the childcare and cooking. Both genders took part in storytelling, artwork and music, and traditional medicine. In the past, the chief was always a man, but today a Choctaw woman can be chief, too.
 
==== Pensacola people ====
 
==== Pensacola people ====
 
The [[w:Pensacola people|Pensacola Indians]] were a Native American people who lived in the western part of what is now the [[w:Florida Panhandle|Florida Panhandle]] and eastern [[w:Alabama|Alabama]] for centuries before first contact with Europeans until early in the 18th century. They spoke a Muskogean language. They are the source of the name of the "[[w:Pensacola Bay|Pensacola Bay]]" and the city of [[w:Pensacola, Florida|Pensacola]]. They lived in the area until the mid-18th century but were thereafter assimilated into other groups.
 
The [[w:Pensacola people|Pensacola Indians]] were a Native American people who lived in the western part of what is now the [[w:Florida Panhandle|Florida Panhandle]] and eastern [[w:Alabama|Alabama]] for centuries before first contact with Europeans until early in the 18th century. They spoke a Muskogean language. They are the source of the name of the "[[w:Pensacola Bay|Pensacola Bay]]" and the city of [[w:Pensacola, Florida|Pensacola]]. They lived in the area until the mid-18th century but were thereafter assimilated into other groups.
 
=== 1800s ===
 
=== 1800s ===
 
The Choctaws were kicked off their land in 1830, around the time that the [[w:Indian Removal Act|Indian Removal Act]] was signed into law by then-president [[w:Andrew Jackson|Andrew Jackson]]. This was also the time that the [[w:Pensacola Navy Yard|Pensacola Navy Yard]] was commissioned; where [[w:Congress|Congress]] spent $6,000 to build a [[w:Pensacola Lighthouse|lighthouse]].
 
The Choctaws were kicked off their land in 1830, around the time that the [[w:Indian Removal Act|Indian Removal Act]] was signed into law by then-president [[w:Andrew Jackson|Andrew Jackson]]. This was also the time that the [[w:Pensacola Navy Yard|Pensacola Navy Yard]] was commissioned; where [[w:Congress|Congress]] spent $6,000 to build a [[w:Pensacola Lighthouse|lighthouse]].
The Pensacola area is home to three historic U.S. forts, [[w:Fort Barrancas|Fort Barrancas]], [[w:Fort Pickens|Fort Pickens]], and [[w:Fort McRee|Fort McRee]]. Barrancas National Cemetery is located here. The city and Fort Barrancas were the site of the 1814 [[w:Battle of Pensacola|Battle of Pensacola]]. Fort Pickens was completed in 1834. It is one of the few Southern forts to have been held by the United States throughout the American Civil War.
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The Pensacola area is home to three historic U.S. forts, [[w:Fort Barrancas|Fort Barrancas]], [[w:Fort Pickens|Fort Pickens]], and [[w:Fort McRee|Fort McRee]]. Barrancas National Cemetery is located here. The city and Fort Barrancas were the sites of the 1814 [[w:Battle of Pensacola|Battle of Pensacola]]. Fort Pickens was completed in 1834. It is one of the few Southern forts to have been held by the United States throughout the American Civil War.
 
== Government ==
 
== Government ==
 
=== Political parties ===
 
=== Political parties ===
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The government system in Leafavenia is a de facto [[dictatorship]], however it is officially a "Full Presidential Republic". In Leafavenia, the [[President of Leafavenia|President]] is all-powerful, while giving up some of his duties and responsibilities to the [[Prime Minister of Leafavenia|Prime Minister]].
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The government system in Leafavenia is a de facto [[dictatorship]], however, it is officially a "Full Presidential Republic". In Leafavenia, the [[President of Leafavenia|President]] is all-powerful, while giving up some of his duties and responsibilities to the [[Prime Minister of Leafavenia|Prime Minister]].
 
=== Elections ===
 
=== Elections ===
 
==== Precinctial elections ====
 
==== Precinctial elections ====
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[[File:SapphireSquare.jpg|thumb|right|Photo of Sapphire Square, taken 23 September 2019.]]
 
[[File:SapphireSquare.jpg|thumb|right|Photo of Sapphire Square, taken 23 September 2019.]]
 
=== Attractions ===
 
=== Attractions ===
In Leafavenia, there is one main attraction: [[Sapphire Square]]. The landmark itself is just two chairs surrounding a pile of sticks, however it is Leafavenia's main tourist attraction. It was constructed in September 2019, during the [[Unification of Leafavenia]].
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In Leafavenia, there is one main attraction: [[Sapphire Square]]. The landmark itself is just two chairs surrounding a pile of sticks, however, it is Leafavenia's main tourist attraction. It was constructed in September 2019, during the [[Unification of Leafavenia]].

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Republic of Leafavenia
LeafaveniaFlag.png
Flag
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Coat of Arms

Motto
Building a brighter future!
Anthem
March of Leafavenians
Capital cityBrysencia
Largest cityBrysencia
Official language(s)English
Official religion(s)Christianity
Short nameLeafavenia
DemonymLeafavenian
GovernmentFull Presidential Republic (de jure)
Dictatorship (de facto)
- PresidentBrycen Dillon
- Prime MinisterAydan Dillon
Established22 September 2019
Population1
CurrencyDilo
Time zoneUTC-06:00
National sportDodgeball
National animalWolf

The Republic of Leafavenia is a micronation bordering the State of Malinovia, founded by Brycen Dillon in 2019.

Etymology

The name "Leafavenia", according to Brycen Dillon, was "pulled out of my *ss". It was chosen at random while allegedly being thought up during a conversation about the US state of Pennsylvania.

History

Native Americans

Choctaw people

The first people known to inhabit the area of Leafavenia were the Choctaw Indian Tribe who lived in the American southeast for roughly 1,800 years, between 25 AD to 1830. The Choctaws are original people of the American southeast, particularly Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Florida. Most Choctaws were forced to move to Oklahoma in the 1800s along the Trail of Tears. Their descendants live in Oklahoma today. Some Choctaws escaped by hiding or pretending to be white, and descendants of these people are still living in the original Choctaw homelands.

A restored Choctaw house, thought to have been built in the 16th century.
Housing

The Choctaw people lived in settled villages of houses and small cornfields. Choctaw homes were made of plaster and rivercane walls, with thatched roofs. These dwellings were about as strong and warm as log cabins. Most Choctaw towns also had a ball field with benches for spectators. If a Choctaw village was near the border, it often had reinforced walls around it for protection.

Clothing

Choctaw men wore breechcloths. Choctaw women wore wraparound skirts made of deerskin or woven fibre. Shirts were not necessary for Choctaw culture, but men and women both wore poncho-style capes in cool weather. The Choctaws also wore moccasins on their feet. Later, the Choctaws adapted European costumes like cloth jackets and full skirts. The Choctaws didn't wear long headdresses like the Sioux. Instead, men and women both wore their hair long, but some men cut their hair in the Mohawk style, decorating the fringe with feathers. Choctaws often painted their faces and bodies bright colours during battles, lacrosse games, and festivals. Some Choctaw men also wore tribal tattoos on their arms and legs.

Culture

The Choctaws were famous for their rivercane baskets and woodcarvings. When they were forced to move to Oklahoma, the Choctaws couldn't get the materials they used to use for some of their traditional artefacts, so they concentrated more on other crafts such as American Indian beadwork.

Roles of the people

Choctaw men were hunters and sometimes went to war to protect their families. Choctaw women were farmers and also did most of the childcare and cooking. Both genders took part in storytelling, artwork and music, and traditional medicine. In the past, the chief was always a man, but today a Choctaw woman can be chief, too.

Pensacola people

The Pensacola Indians were a Native American people who lived in the western part of what is now the Florida Panhandle and eastern Alabama for centuries before first contact with Europeans until early in the 18th century. They spoke a Muskogean language. They are the source of the name of the "Pensacola Bay" and the city of Pensacola. They lived in the area until the mid-18th century but were thereafter assimilated into other groups.

1800s

The Choctaws were kicked off their land in 1830, around the time that the Indian Removal Act was signed into law by then-president Andrew Jackson. This was also the time that the Pensacola Navy Yard was commissioned; where Congress spent $6,000 to build a lighthouse. The Pensacola area is home to three historic U.S. forts, Fort Barrancas, Fort Pickens, and Fort McRee. Barrancas National Cemetery is located here. The city and Fort Barrancas were the sites of the 1814 Battle of Pensacola. Fort Pickens was completed in 1834. It is one of the few Southern forts to have been held by the United States throughout the American Civil War.

Government

Political parties

Party Chairman Founded Color
Libertarian Party Brycen Dillon 22 September 2019 Yellow
Technocratic Party Aydan Dillon 22 September 2019 Purple

The government system in Leafavenia is a de facto dictatorship, however, it is officially a "Full Presidential Republic". In Leafavenia, the President is all-powerful, while giving up some of his duties and responsibilities to the Prime Minister.

Elections

Precinctial elections

The elections are held using a popular voting system which is divided into 2 electoral precincts. Each precinct has the same amount of people. Each precinct nominates 2 people who are running for a position and, within the precinct, a popular vote is held. The winner of the popular vote in each precinct then moves on to the national election.

National elections

The national election is held a bit differently. Each precinct votes per candidate and the one that gets the most votes within the precinct "wins it". If there is a tie, the Prime Minister chooses the winner. So theoretically, in a presidential election, a candidate who gets fewer votes could win the election.

Law

Court System

The Court System is staffed by the Chief Justice, who's position (as of 2019) is filled by the Prime Minister. Any crimes committed automatically be prosecuted by the National High Court in which the Chief Justice is the head of.

Culture

Photo of Sapphire Square, taken 23 September 2019.

Attractions

In Leafavenia, there is one main attraction: Sapphire Square. The landmark itself is just two chairs surrounding a pile of sticks, however, it is Leafavenia's main tourist attraction. It was constructed in September 2019, during the Unification of Leafavenia.