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Lilylandian Free State
|This article contains claims that one or several non-sentient or non-human beings has had a role in micronational society or culture.|
|Lilylandian Free State|
Lilylandian Freistaat (German)
Motto: Peace and Honor
Anthem: Lilylandians Never Die
and largest city
|Official languages||English, German|
|Recognised national languages||French, Afrikaans|
|Ethnic groups (2019)||95% Plush toys|
|Maximilian von Schroeder|
|Bailey von Hindenburg (acting)|
|Vacant as of 24 August 2020|
|Vacant as of 24 August 2020|
|House of Commons|
• Independence from United States
|8 May 2020|
• Integration into the Wynnish Empire
|8 May 2020|
• Free State Declared
|13 October 2020|
|0.0404686 km2 (0.0156250 sq mi)|
|GDP (nominal)||2019 estimate|
|$587 USD ▲|
• Per capita
|Currency||American Dollar (USD)|
|Drives on the||right|
|Patron saint||St. Maximilian|
The Lilylandian Free State, simply known as Lilylandia, is a Micronation located in the United States. Lilylandia has a total population of 437 as of October 2020 and claims a 0.040 kilometers square (km2) Since 2014, the nation's capital is the city of Rondon which comprises most of the claims of the state. It was founded on 8 May 2020. Lilylandia is best known for accepting Plush Toys as citizens with them also taking up most of the government positions.
The North American state was originally founded as a Kingdom in the middle of 2014. It was eventually dissolved in 2018 before resurfacing in 2020 as an enclave of Wynnland. It eventually gained it's independence on 13 October 2020. Even though Lilylandia left the Wynnish Empire, the Free State still maintain's close ties with Frankbaden. Both nations have shared a long history together and have many cultural and economical ties. One of the biggest cultural differences between Lilylandia and other micronations is the recognition of plush toys as citizens, with their active participation in the nation's society and politics. People from Lilylandia are known as Lilylandians.
Early history and formation
Lilylandia's earliest inception was that of Sabersberg. Sabersberg was a micronation that was founded after the death of Frederick von Meister, who was Maximilian von Schroeder's father. Frederick's daughter, Saber, founded a micronation in 2004 by the name of Sabersberg. Maximilian was appointed as the Prime Minister. Eventually, Saber would pass away in 2005 with Moose succeeding her. This early micronation was rooted with corruption, instability, and immaturity within it's community, due to the fact that Maximilian was only an elementary child. Sabersberg continued with Moose as Duke, but it would eventually fall into inactivity until 2014. The idea of Lilylandia came when Maximilian was browsing MicroWiki and came across Sabia and Verona, a micronation that was completely controlled and ran by Plush toys. Maximilian who had owned over 300 plush toys looked at Sabia and Verona in admiration. On 7 July 2014, Maximilian declared the foundation of the Kingdom of Lilylandia. Lilylandia would be a micronation dedicated to a government ran by non-sentient beings.
Immediately following the constitutional convention, Moose was crowned King of Lilylandia. Ayden Speiter was appointed as Prime Minister shortly afterwards. A few weeks after this, Moose passed away. Roxy I succeeded Moose. The first meeting of the Parliament of Lilylandia occurred on 28 July 2014. Roxy presided due to Moose being incapacitated. It's purpose was to begin taking censuses, drawing electoral maps, appointing regional governors, and stabilizing an armed forces. The first meeting of the local governments occurred a week later. Lilylandia's foundation era last until 2016 when Ayden Speiter attempted to overthrow the Monarchy with brute force. His revolution failed and he was arrested.
Lilylandia then held it's first general election in 2016 with Tom Turtleton and the Conservative Party winning the election in a brutal landslide. Tom Turtleton's administration put forth new reforms and fixed loopholes within the government of Lilylandia. Ministers were appointed to Cabinet positions. Lilylandia's development as a nation seemed to be doing well. Many general elections would follow after this one on a period of every six months. The Conservatives would seems to dominate the early period of Lilylandian History. In 2018, Lilylandia gave the Democratic Party a chance to lead the country with Madame Blackberry at the helm. This began the decline of the country from prominence in the plush sector of the MicroWiki Community. Lilylandia would experience major inactivity. In October of that same year, Maximilian would dissolve the country.
After this dissolution, Lilylandians attempted to setup a country without Maximilian called the Germanic Federation. This nation was short-lived however, and failed to prosper. The last iteration of Lilylandia to find some success was Edelein. Edelein would eventually fall to inactivity. General interest was lost in the idea of Lilylandia as a nation. However, after the foundation of Maximilian's newest micronation, Wynnland, interest re-surfaced in bringing back Lilylandia. In early 2020, Maximilian founded the Commonwealth of The Corales which was a micronation based on the nations in the Caribbean. Lilylandians who lived under the government of The Corales would grow unhappy with the idea of it not being the true Lilylandia. This prompted a meeting between high ranking individuals in the Coralish government. On 13 October 2020, the Coralish government declared the re-foundation of Lilylandia. Maximilian openly accepted this idea and allowed for the Coralish government to leave the Wynnish empire.
Government and Politics
Lilylandia is a Parliamentary republic with an elective executive office headed by the State President. The law of the land in the Free State is the Constitution, which holds prestige over any other laws in Lilylandia. The current constitution was adopted in 2020 following the reformation of Lilylandia under the name of The Corales. The constitution grants executive powers to the State President. However, most of the State President's powers are in practice transcribed by the Government, composed of a Chancellor and a number of Ministers. The Chancellor forms the government with the consent of the Parliament and governs through it's term as per state budget.
The Parliament of Lilylandia is a bicameral legislature of the Free State; it is responsible with the adoption of the state budget, approving accounts, appointing control of the government, and approving treaties. Bills may be presented to the House of Commons by a Member of Parliament or Government Minister. All bills must then be presented to the State President before they are to become law.
Lilylandia is a democracy. Elections to the Parliament are held every six months and seats are allocated using a proportional representation system. It is within the powers of the Chairman of the Electoral Commission to call for elections before the six month term has concluded. On a vote of no confidence, the Parliament may force a single minister or entire government to resign. Only citizens of Lilylandia may become members of the parliament or candidates in the general elections. Historically, the number of seats in the House of Commons has been 25 with the Senate having 5 seats, but there is no set number of MPs in the Constitution. Electoral boundaries are prone to change before elections.
As the executive branch, the Government is responsible for proposing bills and a budget, executing the laws, and guiding the foreign and internal policies of Lilylandia. The position of Chancellor belongs to the person most likely to command the confidence of a majority in the Parliament; this is usually the leader of the largest political party or, more effectively, through a coalition of parties. Lilylandia has been ruled by both coalition governments and majority governments.
Law and Judicial System
The Constitution of Lilylandia, which stands as the most prestigious law in the Free State, sets the skeleton for Lilylandia's judicial system. The highest court in Lilylandia is the Supreme Court, which also serves as the Free State's constitutional court. The supreme court is made up of three politically independent judges, led by a Chief Justice. Members of the Supreme Court are appointed by the State President and must be confirmed by Parliament. Historically, three judges have sat on the Supreme Court, but there is nothing in the constitution that specifies how many judges there has to be.
The foreign affairs were originally controlled by that of the Wynnish Foreign Office, but now are controlled by the Foreign Ministry of Lilylandia. The Foreign Ministry was created in order to better relations with Wynnland and other micronations.
The culture of Lilylandia is very diverse in comparison of other nations. Lilylandian culture has been influenced by many other cultures, most notably, the traditions of America, Germany, Rhodesia, and South Africa.
One of the major cultural elements of Lilylandian Culture is the recognition of stuffed toys as citizens with basic rights, the ability to make conscious decisions, and the ability to hold political office. These citizens known as Plush play a major role on life in Lilylandia. The ratio of Plush to Human is 50:1. Almost every government in Lilylandian history has had Plushs provide the dominant force and voice of the government.
When Lilylandia was a Kingdom, Plushs were seen as commoners while the Humans were seen as Aristocrats and Nobility. This caused Far-left movements to rise up and try and destroy human involvement with the country. Today, the division of Plush toys and Humans is non existant.