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Red, blue, and yellow
Flag
Coat of arms containing shield, and crown, held by foxes
Coat of arms
Neweiffelseal-cupertinoalliance.png
CapitalÚj Repülő
Largest cityNew Leeds
Official languagesEnglish
Afrikaans
New Eiffellian
Recognised national languagesHungarian
Arabtemporarian
Zësøtix
Recognised regional languagesNorth New Eifellic (Nart-nov-eifellen lingv) Dutch
LOLspeak
Flemish
Ethnic groups46.15% South African
30.76% Dutch
23.03% New Eiffelic (2019)
ReligionChurch of New Eiffel
DemonymNew Eiffelish (de jure)
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy under a transitional government
• Monarch
Zarel I
• First Minister
Leon Montan
• Deputy First Minister
Christina Nowell
• Chair of the Transitional Legislature
Pun Watta
LegislatureTransitional Legislature
Independence from the United Kingdom
• Declaration of Independence
31 December 2017
• Principality established
11 August 2018
• First constitution
1 March 2019
Area
• Total
0.00058 km2 (0.00022 sq mi)
• Water (%)
>15%
Population
• Estimate
5
• Density
0.04/km2 (0.1/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
£28,293.03[note 1](2019)
very high
• Per capita
£2,357.75 (2018)
high
HDI (2018)0.731
high
CurrencyPound Sterling
New Eiffelic Ping (de jure)
South African Rand
Euro (de facto)
Time zoneUTC±00:00[2] (New Eiffelic Time)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy;
Drives on theleft[3]
Calling code+895 (de jure) (+44)[4] (de facto)
GUM 3-letter codeNEI[5]
MicrocodeNE[6][7]
Internet TLD.eif[8]

The Principality of New Eiffel (PNE), commonly known as New Eiffel[9][10] (NE), and formerly known as New Temporary and New Finland, is a self-proclaimed sovereign state or micronation located in northwestern Europe,[11] landlocked almost completely within London, England. New Eiffel is a constitutional monarchy with Prince Zarel I as the head of state.[9] Its population is 5, however it has 25 total citizens. The capital is Új Repülő and the largest city is New Leeds. New Eiffel has 3 official languages (English, Afrikaans, New Eiffellian), 3 national languages (Hungarian, Arabtemporarian, Zësøtix), and 3 recognised minority languages (LOLspeak, Flemish, Dutch).

New Eiffel was established as a republic on 31 December 2017, and was known as New Finland.[12] New Eiffel officially became a principality on 11 August 2018, and after a long history of political struggles and conflicts, New Eiffel was officially reunified on 30 August 2018. New Eiffel's current constitution was adopted on 1 March 2019.

New Eiffel was a member of the Québécois Commonwealth on 9 March 2019. Emily Gréz acted as Governor-General; representing New Eiffel. New Eiffel also founded the Christian Micronational Union and the Organisation of Active Micronations (OAM)[13] which had 47 full member states at its date of dissolution. New Eiffel became a full member of the Grand Unified Micronational on 19 May 2019.[14] New Eiffel is also a member of the New Eiffelic Commonwealth, Union Against Micronational War, League of Professional Nations and the Micronational Olympic Federation, and will take place in the 2020 MOF Games.

New Eiffel has a strong national economy and often ranks high on measurements of national performance. New Eiffel has a 5/5 on the Economic Potential Index and a total GDP of £28,293.03, and it is ranked 10th on the Micronational Popularity Index with 4 votes. Zarel I describes New Eiffel as being medium secessionist, although some may argue the definition of light secessionist is better suited.

Etymology

The name was coined by Joost Smith on 30 August 2018. The name of the principality is composed of two words, "New" and "Eiffel". The word "New" symbolises the nation's rebirth from its predecessor state (the Republic of New Finland), while "Eiffel" is a reference to the famous Eiffel Tower, which represents progress and integrity.

Official names

  • 31 December 2017– 4 June 2018: Republic of New Finland
  • 4 June 2018– 11 August 2018: Kingdom of New Finland
  • 11 August 2018– 30 August 2018: Principality of New Temporary
  • 30 August 2018– Present: Principality of New Eiffel

New Eiffel's Microcode is NE[7] and New Eiffel's official MOF Code and GUM 3-letter country is NEI.[15][5] EIF is sometimes also used. The official initialism for Principality of New Eiffel is PNE.

History

Prehistory

The property that New Eiffel claims was constructed in 1936, after a farmland was bought and a row of houses were built on the land. It is very likely that the modern New Eiffelic South-East Border was also built during that time. 39, 41 Bomb Shelter, an air-raid shelter which is now registered as a grade 3-listed building, was built during World War II, likely 1939–1940, or earlier. The New Eiffel Main Route 1 on its current alignment has existed since at least January 2018, however the pathway of the roadway has been around since at least the 1960s or earlier. Historic Window was built in the 1980s or 90s.

South African Era

The old flag of New Eiffel: the flag of the Republic of New Finland from 31 December 2017–9 February 2019

New Eiffel was founded as the Republic of New Finland on 31 December 2017. It claimed land in South Africa.

Nine residents were living in the first claimed area of New Finland, although none of them were officially citizens. New Finland adopted its first national flag on the day of its establishment, although the meaning of the flag is unknown. Prince Zarel I belives it was meant to symbolise unity, since it has multiple colours on the left corner of the flag and it was based upon the South African flag, which represents unity.

On 4 January, a second land claim was made in the United Kingdom. The Republic of New Finland became plagued with inactivity after late January. Prince Zarel I, who was President Zarel Smith at the time, decided they needed to give New Finland a boost if it was ever going to became a major micronation. He was backed up by many of his citizens at the time. The South African claim was dropped, and the claim in British territory was kept.

Early days

A New Finland passport, no longer in use

The early days are considered one of the most important time periods in New Eiffelic history. New Finland adopted a new flag and coat of arms. New Finland also adopted many national symbols, such as a national animal, national anthem, and a national monument, some of which are used still used as national symbols today. The government was also reformed, and new laws were adopted.

The first two bike roads the J16 and New Eiffel Main Route 1[16] were constructed.[17] The first three cities were named, Smithton, Hardwork Village Outback and Smithington, which would later be renamed to Plitvice, Új Repülő[18] and New Leeds respectively.

New Eiffel Civil War

New Finland had a civil war when the Supreme General of HRANE tried to overthrow the micronation and become the new leader. It was known as the New Finland Civil War and is now called the New Eiffel Civil War or New Eiffelic Civil War. The Supreme General announced in a video that he had declared war on New Finland, to try to gain control over it. The Supreme General then attacked Zarel Smith around five minutes after he declared war. He attacked the President in his office. The President quickly grabbed a wooden sword and defended himself by hitting the Supreme General in the leg. As a result, the Supreme General became the Minister of War and had most of his power stripped to make sure nothing like this would ever happen again. He was also suspended from HRANE for thirty days. Tighter security for the President's office was also put in place.

Kingdom of New Finland

The president made a deal with the Minister of War that if New Finland became a kingdom, the Minister of War would have to keep peace. He accepted and New Finland became a kingdom, and the president was elected king. Despite the idea that he would have less power than before, this transaction gave him legal power over the courts. This was a controversial time in New Eiffel's history since the King disobeyed various laws and used loopholes and false allegations to steal resident's property. The King willingly stepped down after heavy backlash from the population and the media. New Finland was not officially defunct, however, all the government positions were vacant, and the Kingdom was left in anarchy.

Reunification

On 11 August 2018, the Kingdom of New Finland officially became a principality and was renamed to the Principality of New Temporary. Prince Zarel I called it a "re-founding" of the micronation, and installed a new government, new laws, and made New Temporary's online presence more well known. New Temporary was later renamed to New Eiffel on 30 August after the population voted for a new name.

Modern era

New Eiffel expanded its diplomacy with the intermicronational community. It first tried to reach out to the Republic of Iustus (now Empire of Iustus). New Eiffel founded the now-defunct Organisation Of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union), under the name New Eiffel Union of Micronations on 21 November 2018,[19] which had eleven member states by 2019, and was one of the fastest growing micronational organisations.[20] The first general election ended on 25 December 2018, with Daleen Smith from the Orange Party winning as the new prime minister. New Eiffel later achieved rapid growth to become one of the largest economic micronations in the micronational world. New Eiffel's most notable allies became Seybold, the Presidential Republic of Livettree and Blue Army. New Eiffel joined the League of Nations on 12 January 2019, after a long and controversial conflict between New Eiffel and the Catholique Socialist Republic.[21] On 21 January, New Eiffel adopted a new national anthem; Stand tall, New Eiffel, which replaced Friendly, New Eiffel. New Eiffel adopted a constitution on 1 March. New Eiffel became a member of the Micronational Olympic Federation on 12 February and a member of the Grand Unified Micronational on 19 May. New Eiffel's closest allies became the Tsardom of Phokland, Ünie, Plushunia and Mahuset. New Eiffel's hottest temperature ever recorded was 38.5°C on 26 July. On 9 February 2020, Storm Ciara hit New Eiffel, and a severe weather warning was issued. The storm caused mild damages from flying debris.

Modern political era

On 3 September, acts of the New Eiffelic parliament started being officially recorded. The Voting Reform Act was passed on 9 October, reforming the requirements in order to vote in the general election. The Elijahgate scandal took place involving multiple party leaders between 28–29 November, and resulted in the passing of the Constitutional Amendment Act and the Prince Powers Act, as well as the Freedom Amendment on 2 December which was the first amendment to the constitution since it was adopted. This made New Eiffel one of the only two micronations that are openly and officially Anarcho-Capitalist, making the state entirely voluntary. Joost Smith was elected prime minster in the 2019 general election. On 14 February 2020, all New Eiffelic island territorial claims were dropped in a royal decree by the Prince, disestablishing the Island of A Férfiak, the Island of New Knight and the Island of Zackro. On 18 March 2020, a referendum was held to approve a new constitution and to revoke the former constitution along with all of the nation's other laws and constitutional amendments.

2020 political crisis

On 20 April 2020, Joost Smith was removed from his position through a motion of no confidence, making Christina Nowell the interim Prime Minister, due to her being the nation's Leader of the Opposition. On April 29th, the Communist Party(later, Labour Party) gained a plurality of seats over the Coalition, after MPs Warren and Pun Watta formed the Communist Party with Leon Montan. Interim Prime Minister Christina Nowell was removed through a motion of no confidence, and Parliament voted to temporarily make Prince Zarel an absolute monarch. On May 1st, the Document Forming the Transitional Government of New Eiffel was signed by the Prince, and Parliament became the Transitional Legislature, and Leon Montan as First Minister, with Christina Nowell becoming Deputy First Minister. The 2020 May New Eiffelic General Election is scheduled to take place, with Labour Party, Independent Party(an affiliate of the intermicronational Shrek Party[citation needed]), Libertarian Party, and Right Hand all submitting party lists for the General Election on May 7th.

Geography

New Eiffel is in the shape of an almost perfect rectangle and consists mostly of a field and a few trees. New Eiffel is very green, and has plants everywhere, and in most houses. New Eiffel has no bodies of water. New Eiffel is located near the Austenasian territory of Green Gate and the Presidential Republic of Livettree.

Climate

In general, the climate of New Eiffel is cool and often cloudy, and high temperatures are infrequent. It is often rainy in Autumn, Spring, and the Winter. Summers are generally warm, sometimes hot. New Eiffel's average July high is above 27°C. Winter is often very cold and has little temperature variation. Heavy snow is rare but light snow usually happens at least once each winter. Spring and autumn can be pleasant. New Eiffel gets a very low amount of precipitation annually. Typically, 25°C or higher is considered almost unbearable, and -1°C is worthy of a weather advisement. New Eiffel receives these weather advisements through the Cupertino Alliance weather station project.[22]

The hottest temperature ever recorded in New Eiffel was 38.5°C on 26 July 2019, and the coldest was -11.7°C on 28 February 2018.

Climate data for the Principality of New Eiffel
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 63
(17.2)
70.2
(21.2)
75.6
(24.2)
84.9
(29.4)
91
(32.8)
96.1
(35.6)
101.3
(38.5)
100.6
(38.1)
95.7
(35.4)
85.8
(29.9)
69.4
(20.8)
63.3
(17.4)
100.6
(38.1)
Average high °F (°C) 46.6
(8.1)
47.1
(8.4)
52.3
(11.3)
57.6
(14.2)
64.2
(17.9)
70.2
(21.2)
74.3
(23.5)
73.8
(23.2)
68
(20.0)
59.9
(15.5)
52
(11.1)
46.9
(8.3)
59.4
(15.2)
Average low °F (°C) 36.1
(2.3)
35.8
(2.1)
39
(3.9)
41.9
(5.5)
47.7
(8.7)
53.1
(11.7)
57
(13.9)
56.7
(13.7)
52.5
(11.4)
47.1
(8.4)
40.8
(4.9)
36.9
(2.7)
45.3
(7.4)
Record low °F (°C) 8.2
(-13.2)
10.9
(-11.7)
22.8
(-5.1)
27.3
(-2.6)
30.4
(-0.9)
34.7
(1.5)
42.1
(5.6)
42.6
(5.9)
35.2
(1.8)
26.1
(-3.3)
19.4
(-7.0)
10.8
(-11.8)
8.2
(-13.2)
Source no. 1: Met Office[23]
Source no. 2: New Eiffel Weather[24]

Natural history

New Eiffel occasionally sees red foxes entering across the border, and is home to two domesticated cats, as well as occasionally the cat Ralph who is the only animal that has been banned from entering into New Eiffel. Another three to five cats are estimated to cross into New Eiffel every year. The Natural History Society of New Eiffel claims that New Eiffel has over 7 species of bird, 25 moths, and more than 30 kinds of spider. However, this number has been criticised.

New Eiffel has a large number of plant life. New Eiffel Gardens is a botanical garden in New Eiffel, and homes various species of plants and insects. New Eiffel Gardens grows tomatoes. The New Eiffel Registry Ministry has registered two natural structures, the Grade 1 New Eiffel Gardens, and Grade 2 New Finland Monument, which is a large apple tree. New Eiffel also has a small decorative fairy house and a birdhouse.

Government and politics

New Eiffel is called a 'flawed democracy', with free market capitalism being the most popular ideology. Socialism and Conservatism is also popular, with Communism gaining recent popularity. Authoritarian socialism, Anarchy, and Swampism are very disliked topics in New Eiffel. Social Justice and LGBTQ+ rights are also highly debated. Marriage is not officially performed. The state church is the Church of New Eiffel, however has no involvement in the government, as the constitution of New Eiffel grants individuals freedom of religion, including the freedom to practice and the freedom to change religion.

New Eiffel is a principality, and the current prince is Prince Zarel I, commonly known as Zed I, who serves as the head of state. Prince Zarel I will either serve until his death or stepping down by resigning. According to the New Eiffel Line of Succession Act 2019, all of his known living relatives are next-in-line for the throne. The next-in-line person may choose to serve or not. The head of state may resign whenever he wishes, however they must give a thirty-day notice first. The current First Minister Leon Montan, is serving an interim term.[25] Christina was made Prime Minister on 20 April 2020, after a motion of no confidence on jOOST Smith was passed, and Leon Montan became First Minister on May 1st, due to the formation of the Transitional Government.

Political parties

A New Eiffel citizen voting at the 2018 New Eiffel Prime Minister Election

New Eiffel is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy, with twenty-nine seats in parliament. There is one election every year starting on December 15 and ending on the 25 for a new prime minister. Each election ceremony takes place in a different country or micronation. New Eiffel has eleven political parties, and every citizen is allowed to vote. Each citizen gets two votes. Every political party was required to get one seat in parliament, however, after a large number of political parties were created the law was abolished following the political party reform. Every citizen is required to vote at least once, with no required amount for downvoting.

The Socialist Yellow Party got four votes in the 2018 New Eiffel Prime Minister Election and was tied at third place with the New Eiffel Anti-Smoking Party. The Socialist Yellow Party was dissolved on 24 December, one day before the end of the 2018 Prime Minister Election. In an interview, the leader of the Socialist Yellow Party stated: "I dissolved the Socialist Yellow Party because I simply changed my political views. The Yellow Party will now be my main party."

Following the dissolution of the Socialist Yellow Party, the Socialist Scandinavian Party gained all four of its seats after a parliament vote. This was decided since it was the only other socialist party at the time. The Transitional Government currently governs New Eiffel. Labour Party currently holds a plurality of seats.

Party Name Political position Leader Date of foundation Membership Seats
Labour Party Center-Left to Far-Left Leon Montan 29

April

2020

4
3 / 7
Yellow Party Right-wing Libertarianism JOOST Smith in May 2019.jpeg J. Heystek A. Smith 12 September 2018 2
The Coalition Parliamentary Monarchy Christina I Christmas Picture.png Christina Nowell 16 December 2019 Not published
2 / 7
New Eiffelic Right Hand Right-wing to far-right Davide Ledilinski di Ledilia 27 October 2019 1
1 / 7
The Orange Party Right-wing Daleen Smith 2.jpeg Daleen Smith 19 September 2018 (de facto) 1
0 / 7
New Eiffel Anti-Smoking Party Single-issue Vacant November 2018 0
0 / 7
New Eiffelic Party and coalition of Individualism (Now the New Eifellic Agora Party) coalition: Big tent individualism capitalism Party: Anarcho-Capitalism, agorism, voluntarism, autarchism Elijah M selfie.jpeg Elijah Mack, J. Heystek A. Smith 7 October 2019 2
0 / 7
Christian Heritage Party Center-right on culture, center-left on economic issues Ivan Portrait.png Ivan Brienovich 30 May 2019 1
0 / 7

Historical parties

  • Socialist Yellow Party (2018–2018)
  • The No-Go Party (2018–2019)
  • Monarchy Party (2018–2019)
  • Shrek Super Party (2018–2019)
  • LGBTQ+ Rights Party (2018–2019)
  • Pro-Subdivisions Political Party (2018–2020)
  • Grand Libertarian Party (2019–2019)
  • New Eiffelic Free Market (2019–2019)
  • Traditional Party of the Republic of New Finland (2019–2019)
Mergers
The Coalition

On 16 December 2019, the New Eiffel Anti-Individualist Alliance, Communist Party and Libertarian Party all merged to form The Coalition.

Armed forces, crime and law and order

The United Armed Forces (UAF) are the armed forces of New Eiffel. They have three main branches, His Royal Army of New Eiffel, the Airforce of New Eiffel and the Navy of New Eiffel. Each branch also has its own smaller branches too, such as the National Coastguard of New Eiffel, which is owned by the Navy of New Eiffel. The United Armed Forces are responsible for funding their branches. Most of the budget comes either from voluntary public funding or the government itself. The police, and all state protection agencies work solely to protect the rights individuals have.

New Eiffel uses a civil law system where laws are created and amended in Parliament and the system regulated through the Official ZedCourt o' Ex New Finland and New Eiffel. It consists of the Supreme Judge and a Chief Justice, however, both positions have been vacant since January 2019. The law is enforced by the Police Force of New Eiffel. Crime is very low, and the only punishments are either fines or unpaid community service.

Foreign relations of New Eiffel

New Eiffel has a large number of relations with other micronations. New Eiffel is the founder of the Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union), which had 47 member states and 6 observers by the date of dissolution. New Eiffel is currently a member of five intermicronational organisations, and an observer of two.

New Eiffel has made a special trade deal with the Presidential Republic of Livettree, over the New Eiffel Border Conflict. The Presidential Republic of Livettree wanted to gain independence from New Eiffel, and eventually, independence was granted after a referendum.

Recognised states; no diplomatic relations

Formal relations and treaties signed

Informal relations

Intermicronational organisation participation

New Eiffel is a member of 7 intermicronational organisations and an observer of 2.

Former

Intermicronational treaties

Cities, free association states and territories

New Eiffel is comprised of municipalities, free association states and territories. New Eiffel has three municipalities called cities, Új Repülő, New Leeds, and Plitvice. Új Repülő is the capital and New Leeds is the largest city. Only New Leeds has a permanent population. New Eiffel used fo have states, which are self governing territories with permanent populations, still under New Eiffelic rule. Free association states, also known as associated states, are like states, but they have more sovereignty, and may join separate organisations. They can be inhabited or uninhabited. New Eiffel has two free association states, Grove, and Foxnin Creek. New Eiffel has multiple territories, which are like free association states but they have no permeant populations. The current territories are the United New Eiffelic Territories, Hsed, and Danebork.

Flag Name Annexed Population
Cities
Flag of Új Repülő.png Új Repülő 3 January 2018 0
Flag of New Leeds.jpeg New Leeds 3 January 2018 5
Plitvic Flag.jpeg Plitvice 3 January 2018 0
Territories
Hsed.jpeg Democratic Territory of Hsed 28 August 2018 0
Flag of the United New Eiffelic Territories.jpeg United New Eiffelic Territories 22 March 2019 0
Flag of Danebork.jpeg Danebork 21 April 2019 0
UTCBR flag.png United Territories of Concrete and Bike Rack 8 October 2019 0
Lodia 1 December 2019 1
Free association states
Flag of Foxnin Creek.jpeg Foxnin Creek 1 July 2019 0
Flag of Grove.jpeg Grove 13 July 2019 0

Economy

New Eiffel is considered a mixed economy. Corporations makeup around seventy to ninety percent of the total economy. This includes film production, clothes, banking, food, therapy, construction, and natural resources. New Eiffel has fifty-five registered businesses, although some of them may be inactive or defunct. Most businesses and institutions are owned by the private sector. Construction and infrastructure are also relatively big industries. Win-a-lot Casino is a popular pop-up casino.[37]

New Eiffel has one of the strongest economies in the micronational world. According to the Economic Potential Index, New Eiffel has a five out of five, with the Economic Potential Index saying "This micronation has serious potential for a strong economy".

Currency

New Eiffel's official currency is the New Eiffelic Ping. New Eiffel also accepts Euro, South African rand, Pound sterling, and a fictional currency, Monopoly money. Monopoly money is the most traded currency inside New Eiffel. It is treated as the official currency, despite not being official, since New Eiffelic Ping has no physical notes.

Cinema in New Eiffel

Famous New Eiffelic horror film, created by Farkasok és Szar Studios and distributed by Zfilms

New Eiffelic people love movies. Movie Day is a national holiday of New Eiffel, celebrated every 28th May. The film industry is thriving,[38] with over 25 films having been released in New Eiffel. The film industry is massive, with the total revenue estimated to be at least £2,651.20. The biggest distribution studio is Z&jProductions (63.6%), which is completely dominating the film market, followed by Z.S. Movies (13.64%), Ninja Films (9.09%), Zfilms (9.09%), and Farkasok és Szar Studios (4.54%).

Soothing Ring of Fire was the first feature-length film to be released in New Eiffel. The film consists of ten hours and thirty-four minutes of slow motion footage of an unchanging view of an electronic heater fan, and is one of the longest films ever made. The film does not have conventional narrative or characters, and largely reduces the experience of cinema to the passing of time.[38] A second experimental abstract film Ambient Walks was released on 22 March 2020, with a total runtime of 1,800 minutes (30 hours),[39] meaning some would call it the ninth longest film ever made.[40] The film is the first feature-film to be distributed by Z&jProductions.[41]

All films that are released in New Eiffel are required to receive an age rating/classification by the Official New Eiffel Ratings Board. The ONERB film age ratings based on multiple factors (Commonly violence, language, alcohol usage and drug use). A subdivision of ONERB, the New Eiffel Subtitling Company, is responsible for giving films subtitles.

New Eiffel has two cinemas, New Eiffel Cinema and the Gif Movie Theatre. The Gif Movie Theatre is currently being auctioned, whilst New Eiffel Cinema is still in use. Despite the massive industry, the Gif Movie Theatre filed for bankruptcy, and New Eiffel Cinema is slowly losing money.

ZSR Film Reviews is a popular New Eiffelic film criticism website, which reviews a large number of films across a large variety of genres and cultures.

Taxation

New Eiffel has no taxation nor corporation tax. The New Eiffelic government was responsible for collecting taxes. Taxation could also be paid at either the local government or at selective government-owned banks.

Population

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
20179—    
20185−44.44%
201913+160.00%
20205−61.54%

In 20 September 2019, New Eiffel's total population was 13. New Eiffel's population was unusual in that the native New Eiffelics are a minority in their own micronation: the largest group are South Africans at 46.1%, followed by Dutch (30.7%) and then New Eiffelics (23.0%). 53.8% of the population is female and the other 46.1% are male.[42] The population has since decreased to 5, after the other populated territories were turned into embassies.

Language

English is used in both all official diplomatic relations and government communication, along with Afrikaans. Both of which are the most widely spoken languages, with Dutch following closely behind. Hungarian is official in the city Új Repülő and is a recognised national language in New Eiffel. Arabtemporarian and Zësøtix are also national languages, however, they are not widely spoken. LOLspeak and Flemish are both minority languages, however, have been given the status of being a recognised regional language.

North New Eiffelic is a conlang developed by Elijah M.; though it is spoken in New Eiffel, it does not have official language status.

New Eiffellian is a conlang that is currently under construction, and is set to be a mandatory subject in schools by 2027.

Religion

100% of the population are Christians. The Church of New Eiffel is the official state church of New Eiffel.

Culture

A drawing of New Eiffelball by Seann Torres

Art, music and above all, films, are held in high regard.

Art

New Eiffel has a handful of original paintings and has two art museums, the Surrealist Art Museum and the former Regional Art of New Eiffel Museum, as well as an online art gallery called Zed-Art, which hosts over 20 draws and paintings. Common art styles include, post-Impressionism, surrealism, and Drawingworse. Most of the paintings in the Regional Art of New Eiffel Museum are painted by the same handful of people. Drawingworse was invented in New Eiffel. Despite it being a famous style, drawingworse is criticised by both artists and the public. Drawingworse is commonly criticised for being random colourful lines and shapes on a paper, and not being actual art.

New Eiffelball

New Eiffelball, nicknamed Eiffball, is the microball for the New Eiffel. It is commonly drawn with a film camera. The first known New Eiffelball was drawn by Mel I of Landland on 21 February 2019. It depicts New Eiffelball standing on the Eiffel Tower in France. Since then New Eiffelball has commonly been drawn holding a film camera, the reason being that New Eiffel has a vary large film industry. A series of digital comics called the Adventures of Eiffelball is currently being planned. All of these comics will take place in the same universe, however will not follow a main story.

Sports

New Eiffel Rugbull Tournament 2 opening ceromoney - the burning on the Rugbull stick. Done before every rugbull tournament.

Rugbull is the national sport of New Eiffel, and has been since August 2018. A 2019 survey by Statistic-Fire found that the most popular sports in New Eiffel were Rugby Union, Rugbull, and Track and Field. There have been two rugbull tournaments thus far, as it is an annual and popular event. The October Games, and various other spin-offs is an annually held sporting event which has three different stages: physical games, eSports, and card games/board games. Each stage has three sports related to the topic of the stage in them. The person who wins the largest amount of games is named the winner.

Gaming

ESports are one of the three different stages in the October Games. As of 1 March 2020, New Eiffel's gaming industry is estimated to be worth $499.05 - $379.05 on console gaming, $61 on mobile gaming, and $59 on PC gaming.

Music and dance

New Eiffelic foot dance is a style of dance invented in New Eiffel. It was unofficially the national dance for a number of months, and has been official since November 2019. Music is considered very important in New Eiffelic culture. The most loved music genres in New Eiffel are Pop, Alternative Rock, EDM, Dubstep, Gamflik, and Classic Rock. One of the most popular songs published in New Eiffel is an EDM song called courage published by Zarel I, under the artist name DJ Zeddy.[43] Zarel released a comedic song released with a music video about a kid making fun of the Grand Unified Micronational, titled "THE UNITED MICRANATIONS is better",[44] mocking criticism of the GUM and YAMOs which claim to be better than the GUM. The song later became of the two national anthems of the Cupertino Alliance on 20 March 2020, "having higher precedence", meaning that it gets to be played first,[45] after being proposed in the 69 Hour Session.[46][47] Another popular music artist is the Afrikaans artist known as Vickie Bickie. The gamflik artist known as F0rtn1te DumpST3R has also been gaining recent popularity for his first album, F0rtn1te DumpST3R - vol 1. song covers.

Literature

One book has been published in New Eiffel, with four books currently being written. The main book publishers are Happy Reading, Inc. and Indie Books!. The Micronation Index: A Book About Micronationalism has received some endorsements. The The Maze of Learning: Developing Motor Skills was released on Amazon and on physical copies in 2018.

Fashion and design

Zínt is the largest luxury fashion company.[48] Zínt has no directly operated stores. Zínt currently sells shoes, bags, shirts and other non-clothing items, such as a wooden stand.[49] The most common designs for shirts made in New Eiffel are typically company logos, symbols, and designs relating to New Eiffelic culture.[50] Jeans are very popular and worn by almost all of the population. Due to the size of New Eiffel, and the fact that clothes are only made every few weeks or imported from England, new fashion trends are not common, and often only happen every few months.

Holidays and celebration

New Eiffel has 18 national, government-recognised holidays. However, it also has over 20 more unrecognised holidays which are widely celebrated. The most widely celebrated holidays are Christian holidays (including Christmas Day and Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday), Firework's Day, New Year's Day and Celebrations Day.

Cuisine and drink

A dish being served at Smith Restaurant
Pas pour la consommation humaine wine bottle. The drink is not made for human consumption, and is more of an art piece

Some popular dishes in New Eiffel come from South African origin.

Bagels are a very commonly eaten snack. Scones are the national dish of New Eiffel, so it comes to no surprise that they are also commonly eaten. Meat is also a favourite in New Eiffel, with many dishes containing beef and chicken. Vegan dishes like vegan burgers are also popular in New Eiffel, even eaten by people who aren't vegans.

Drinks like rooibos tea are also ascended from South African origin.

Typical foods and dishes

Typical drinks

  • Pas pour la consommation humaine, wine
  • Hot chocolate
  • Ninja41 Juice, 7 Up with ice cubes and blue food colouring.
  • Rooibos tea

Media

Television and digital newspapers take an important role in New Eiffelic mass media, though radio and the Internet also take part. For a long time, newspapers were regarded as the most influential information medium in New Eiffel, although audience attitudes towards television and digital news changed with the emergence of commercial newspapers and state broadcasting in early 2019. New Eiffel Broadcasting (NEB) is the main government-owned broadcasting station in New Eiffel, and New Eiffel National Radio (NENR) is the state-owned radio station. New Eiffel has numerous television shows, including The best soup Opera ever made and (Blank) Commercial!. New Eiffel TV has a monopoly over the television market. Comedy, game shows and satire are very popular genres. The fashion brand Zínt uploads all of its promotional videos onto its official YouTube channel.[51] DIME Magazine is a magazine jointly run by Zarel I from Statistic-Dime and Jayden Lycon from Curio Publications.[52]

New Eiffel's press has noticeable problems. New Eiffel has moderate press censorship, controlled by the government. Notable news brands include The New Eiffel Times, ZNEWS, Grand Italics, and the New Eiffel Weather Show. All of them aside form the New Eiffel Weather Show have newspapers and are also digital. Whilst The New Eiffel Times and the New Eiffel Weather Show are government-owned, Grand Italics and ZNEWS are both owned independently.

Despacito Radio was a radio station which played remixes, covers, and parodies of the famous song Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. Despacito Radio was presented by Prince Zarel I, who played the fictional character Malcom Fsh. On 2 May 2019, Zed I announced he would be starting podcast. On 19 May, It was officially revealed it would be called A Prince getting sidetracked a lot. The podcast has been postponed numerous times.

Tourism

The Ministry of Public Tourism is in charge of keeping statistics about the number of tourists that visit New Eiffel each year. New Eiffel is planning on opening public tourism sometime next year. New Eiffel gets over 1,200 visitors a year, however, nearly all of them visit because of work-related reasons, and are unaware of New Eiffel's existence.

Popular locations

Education

An image of New Eiffel School

In New Eiffel, education is considered a basic human right, so the government helps pay for schools and education. New Eiffel School is the only school in New Eiffel.[18][53] The school is run by the Minister of Education. Founded in 2018, New Eiffel School is a nonprofit coeducational independent school. It has three students aged 12–16 of all ability levels, and has Christian emphasis. The school offers a number of subjects including English grammar, mathematics, and history. The school uses the rugbull field for physical activities. The building for the school is shared with the self-storage company Storage for You!. Construction for the building started on 18 June 2016, and by 23 April 2017 the building's foundation was laid. Construction was officially finished in October 2017. The building later became a school of the successor state of New Eiffel in February 2018, and was officially named New Eiffel School in August 2018 when New Eiffel was reformed into its current form, a principality. The school was officially registered as a grade 2-listed building by the New Eiffel Registry Ministry on 22 August 2019.

Infrastructure

Utilities - including electricity, gas and water supplies - are all provided to New Eiffel by the United Kingdom.

Architecture

New Eiffel only has three buildings, an attached house which serves as New Eiffel School and Storage for You!'s storage building, a privately owned shed, and the government home, as well as 39, 41 Bomb Shelter, an abandoned air-raid shelter that was built in the United Kingdom during World War II. The government home has multiple rooms, used as living spaces, parliament and ministries, as well as having the Millanian embassy[54] and a cardboard constructed Embassy of Plushunia.

Transportation

Prince Zarel I serves as the current Minister of Transportation. New Eiffel is very small, and as such, has no need for any airports or rail roads. Instead, bikes are commonly used. Each bike is required to be registered, which the New Eiffelic government does for free. New Eiffel has five bike roads.[55] New Eiffel has nine streets,[56] three pedestrian allies and a town square, Seat Square.[56]

Internet

The planned Internet tld is .eif. The Internet has 'little or none' censorship in New Eiffel. There has thirteen IPv4 address allocations inside of New Eiffel, all of which are currently in use. The entire population has access to the Internet.

National symbols


National symbols of New Eiffel

Flower: Tree: Animal: Domesticated: Bird: Fish: Mythical:
Magnolia flowers (Új Repülő, New Eiffel).jpeg Oak tree.jpeg A fox near New Eiffel.png Ralph Cat.jpeg 120x 120x Pegasus.jpeg
The magnolia The oak tree The red fox The cat Eurasian blue tit The minnow The pegasus
L. Magnolia grandiflora Quercus Vulpes vulpes Felis catus Cyanistes caeruleus Phoxinus phoxinus

International performance and rankings

New Eiffel was ranked second on the 19th MicroWiki Influence Survey conducted in early 2020.[57] New Eiffel possibly has the highest GDP of any micronation in the MicroWiki Sector at £28,293.03.[note 2] New Eiffel was ranked tenth tied with six other nations on the controversial Micronational Popularity Index with 4 votes. New Eiffel is considered "moderately LGBT friendly" on the 2019 LGBT Rights Index. (LGBT rights in New Eiffel)

Indexes of development

Macronational

Micronational

Historical
  • UNC: 4 High (2019)
  • CGSC: 3.80 High (2018)

In popular culture

New Eiffel is a very well-known micronation in the MicroWiki Sector. New Eiffel was ranked tenth tied with six other nations on the controversial Micronational Popularity Index with 4 votes. New Eiffel has been briefly mentioned on a number of micronational news medias, including The Glastieven.

See also

Footnotes

  1. Includes total money spent on micronational assets or inside of New Eiffel only.
  2. Calculated by total money spent on micronational assets and inside of New Eiffel.

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