People's Republic of Elmshorn
| People's Republic of Elmshorn |
Proletarier aller Länder, vereinigt Euch! (German: Proletarians of the world, unite!)
Auferstanden aus Ruinen
|Official religion(s)||Secular state; Protestantism and Islam somewhat popular|
|Government||Partially-w:socialist w:parliamentary republic|
|- President||Jaroslav Shchigunov|
|Population||3 (as of 2019 census)|
|National sport||Not doing anything|
Government website (Mostly German)
The People's Republic of Elmshorn, more commonly known as Elmshornia or Elmshornien, is a micronation in Northern Germany.
It is ruled by a President, a Chancellor, and a bicameral parliament consisting of a lower house (Volkskammer) and upper house (Hoher Arbeiterrat). The incumbent President is Jaroslav Shchigunov.
It is currently made up of a single Federal City (Bundesstadt), the current capital of Elmshorn. On 05/08/2019, the flag was changed to a black-red-gold tricolor with a red star.
There are multiple theories about the etymology of the name Elmshorn. A theory backed by the government is that the name derives from hern or hjarn (Frisian: corner) and elve, likely a word for the Elbe River, which runs close by Elmshorn.
Elmshornia was founded on the 10th of June, 2019. There have been no major events since then.
Politics and government
The government is controlled by a President and Chancellor, as well as a democratically elected bicameral parliament consisting of the People's Chamber (Volkskammer) and High Council of Workers (Hoher Arbeiterrat). It also has four ministries or Ämter (offices): the Verteidigungsamt (Defense Office) which controls the military, Sicherheitsamt (Security Office) which is responsible for both security and safety of the Elmshornian people, Presseamt (Press Office) which is responsible for providing news to the world and the Finanzamt (Treasury) which is responsible for keeping track of government property.
Law and order
Policing is controlled by the Sicherheitsamt, which currently has 0 employees. The judicial system is a secondary responsibility of the upper house of parliament.
Elmshornia currently has no foreign relations.
The Elmshorner Volksarmee (Elmshornian People's Army) is divided into 11 brigades (5 infantry, 3 artillery, 2 reconnaissance and 1 International Brigade), each of which is divided into 2-4 batallions, each of which is divided into 2-5 companies, each of which is divided into 2-6 platoons (Züge), each of which is divided into 3-8 squads (Gruppen), each of which is divided into 2-4 teams (Trupps), each of which contains 2-8 soldiers, though currently it only has 2 total.
Geography and climate
Elmshorn contains two rivers, the Krückau and the Offenau, as well as a forest, the Liether Wald.
The main industry of Elmshorn is the food industry with the cereal company Peter Kölln.
Culture and media
A traditional dish in Elmshorn are the so-called Graue Erbsen, a stew of marrowfat peas softened in water and boiled for multiple hours. The main news outlets of the PRE are its YouTube channel and the Presseamt news agency.