Republic of New Dale

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Republic of New Dale
Autonomous Republic of New Dale

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Motto
In Defens
Anthem
Anthem of the Republic
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Map of the Republic of New Dale
Blue: Republic of New Dale
Grey: Guildford Federal City
Capital city Woking City
Official language(s) English
Short name RND, New Dale
Demonym Dale
Government Representative Democracy
- First Minister Danny Clarke
Legislature Dale-Guildford Council
- Type - Unicameral
- Number of seats - 2
- Last election - 1-2 February 2014
Established 21 March 2013 (As independent state)
11 July 2013 (As state of DWFR)
Disestablished 18 May 2014
Area claimed 1,663 km2
Population 5 (1 Non-Terriorial Citizen)
Currency Pound sterling
Delsh-Westlandian Krone
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time
National sport Football
National animal Lion

Official Website

New Dale, officially the Autonomous Republic of New Dale or just the Republic of New Dale was a European enclaved micronation founded by some of the former citizens of previous Woking micronations such as the Kingdom of the Dale Empire, Dale Republic, Grand Empire of Knaphill and the Surrey Democratic Republic. The Autonomous Republic of New Dale was located in the south east of England, and its capital was Woking City. The Autonomous Republic of New Dale shares a land border with the United Kingdom. The Republic of New Dale was not the official Successor state of any previous Woking micronation but it can be considered an unofficial successor of the Dale Republic or the Surrey Democratic Republic. The Republic of New Dale does not continue any previous treaty, agreement or membership of any previous Woking micronation. The Autonomous Republic of New Dale was an autonomous state of the Delsh-Westlandian Federal Republic.

History

History of Dale
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Pre-Dale History
England (927 - 1707)
Kingdom of Great Britain (1707 - 1801)
United Kingdom (1801 - 2011)
Dale History
Kingdom of the Dale Empire (22 May 2011 - 22 Sept)
Dale Transitional Council (22 Sept - 26 Oct)
Dale Republic (2011-12) (26 Oct - 26 Oct)
Grand Empire of Knaphill (21 Oct - 26 Oct)
Surrey Democratic Republic (26 Oct - 2 Nov 2012)
Republic of New Dale (21 Mar 2013 - 18 May)
Dale-Westland (11 July - 18 May 2014)
Dale Republic (2 June 2015 - 29 Feb 2016)
Dale Commonwealth (1 Mar - 9 Nov 2016)
Portal
Dale Portal

Kingdom of the Dale Empire

The first Dale Woking micronation was the Kingdom of the Dale Empire, based in Woking but claiming territories on every continent. The Kingdom of the Dale Empire was an absolute monarchy, ruled by King Danny from 22nd May to 22nd September 2011.. However, historic dale was believed to have been founded in either 2008 or 2009 and very little else was remembered about this early micronation even though it's king has not changed between historic and former Dale Kingdoms. This means that historic dale as its known to be was believed to have been founded 3 years before the former Dale Empire but could be considered parts of the same kingdom despite this time difference. Between the 7th and 8th of September 2011 there was a poll on the MicroWiki forum which was to decide the future of the Dale Empire on whether it was to remain a monarchy or to become a republic, However because the poll ended as a tie it was left to a random name selector which selected the Dale Republic to be the victor of the political change.

Dale Republic

The official switch over from the Kingdom of the Dale Empire and the Dale Transitional Council and the transition of power from the king, King Danny Clarke I to the Dale Transitional Council took place on the 22nd September 2011, which would have been the 4 month anniversary of the Kingdom of the Dale Empire's founding. The switch over from the Dale Transitional Council and the Dale Republic and the transition of power from the Dale Transitional Council to the Dale Assembly, (later the Dale Montering) this transition took place on the 26th October 2011.

The first President of the Dale Republic was elected the first day of the Dale Republic and was Danny Clarke on behalf of the Woking Independence Party and later the Woking People's Nationalist Party, he served his entire term before James Hunt was elected on April 30th 2012. However, he soon resigned after 3 days from this position which led to a dispute over how his resignation should be handled, while some believed his deputy, Daniel Townend, should continue the remainder of his term, almost a complete term, others believed a new vote should take place and Daniel should only be an interim president until this can take place. This led to deep dispute and even near hostilities between some citizens of the Dale Republic. A by-election was eventually done and James Hunt regained his position as President of the Dale Republic after just 2 weeks after his resignation.

Collapse of Dale-Woking micronations

Despite James Hunt regaining his position as President of the Dale Republic the Dale Republic remained in disarray because of the loopholes and incomplete political system within the Dale Republic as well as disagreements in the role and powers of the President of the Dale Republic as well as the Dale Montering. These assisted in the decline of the Dale Republic and eventual inactivity. After a largely failed attempt at returning activity to the Dale Republic, Danny Clarke declared the Grand Empire of Knaphill as an independent micronation, this was excepted by the Dale Republic upon its declaration on October 24th, 2012. However, it was very short lived after the Dale Republic collapsed on October 26th, 2012 and the Grand Empire of Knaphill unified Woking borough under a new micronation, the Surrey Democratic Republic. The Surrey Democratic Republic replaced the reunified Woking borough micronations after they were two separate micronations for 5 days because People's President, Danny Clarke founded the Grand Empire of Knaphill as he wanted to become an active part in the MicroWiki community again which he didn't feel he was getting as a part of the Dale Republic.

Republic of New Dale

After the Surrey Democratic Republic fell into inactivity and other failed attempts to restart, agreement was finally met on March 21st to found a new democratic Woking based micronation. After some debating and voting it was finally agreed on the 25th for the Republic of New Dale to be the new Woking based micronation, a direct democratic micronation with a president in a largely ceremonial role. Presidential voting which started on March 31st and ending April 1st the Danny Clarke would become the first President of New Dale. However, because of the areas of the republic still undecided the president would be responsible to proposing the final aspects of the Republic of New Dale which would then be voted for by the people of New Dale. It was also decided that this new president would have only 1 month to complete this before a new presidential vote for a primarily ceremonial President of New Dale. On 2nd May 2013 Danny Clarke was reelected President of the Republic, however with 2 citizens leaving and only 3 out of the remaining 5 citizens voting it was proposed by the president that New Dale should consider entering a political union and a referendum was quickly started.

This vote was done in the New Dale sovereignty referendum, the poll which ran for 2 days, between May 3rd and 4th 2013. What the referendum reached it conclusion only one vote had been cast, that of the President. This result was take as a reason to seek a political union with another micronation, even though the result might have led to it being redone had the referendum be aimed at a different matter. After a few attempts and reconsidering the idea of merging the Republic contacted the Republic of Westland who were considering disestablishment because of inactivity. An agreement was reached an on July 11th, 2013 they formed the Delsh-Westlandian Federal Republic.

Delsh-Westlandian Federal Republic

The Delsh-Westlandian Federal Republic was founded on the 11th July, 2013. The new state which keeps the Republics of New Dale and Westland as autonomous republics within, with each sharing a high level of autonomy to deal with any and all internal matters while federal matters are that of the federal government. The elections currenctly being taken place will decide the President of the Federal Republic and the First Ministers of New Dale and Westland, these three positions will create the federal government. When the election was approaching no political parties were created in the Republic of New Dale, this decision was largely influenced by the troubles experienced during the latter months of the Dale Republic. Without political parties both individuals which ran for political positions within the Federal Republic, Danny Clarke and James Hunt, each ran as independents.

On July 21st, 2013, both were elected to separate positions, James Hunt was elected the first Delsh First Minister and Danny Clarke was elected the President of the Federation. On September 22nd, 2013, territory from Guildford Province which consisted of the City of Guildford were donated by the Republic of New Dale to the Federal Parliament in order to create the Guildford Federal City, capital of the Delsh-Westlandian Federal Republic and was no longer territory of New Dale, however it was partially administrated by New Dale due to the creation of the joint legislature, the Dale-Guildford Council.

Politics

The Republic of New Dale was a direct democracy, in which the President of the Republic has only a ceremonial role. The Dale political system was a still in progress system, with it being based around direct democracy and national voting on most of the nations decision making and having the most executive power, over that of any national government. However, a president, deputy president and minister for different aspects of government are used to regulate and ensure their different areas of governance. These people remain under the direction and the wishes of the people as proscribed by the constitution.

Legislature

As part of a federal republic New Dale has both a federal and local legislature, the Federal Parliament was the unicameral legislature of the Delsh-Westlandian Federal Republic with New Dale, as with the other republics and federal city, has one seat in the legislature, this can be expended with the creation of an internal federal city, allowing a second seat in the Federal Parliament. The Republic of New Dale also has a joint legislature with the Guildford Federal City, the capital of the Delsh-Westlandian Federal Republic and formerly part of the Republic of New Dale within the Guildford Province. This joint legislature of both the Republic of New Dale and the Guildford Federal City was the two seat Dale-Guildford Council, seated by the Delsh First Minister and Governor of the Guildford Federal City, the same person as the President of the Federation.

Political Parties

Party Name Logo Short name Leader Position Colours Seats in Government
National Regional
Federal Party FPNDWC Logo.png Federalist Danny Clarke Center-left Orange
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Administrative divisions

The Republic of New Dale was divided into 11 administrative divisions, 10 provinces and 1 capital province. The capital and largest city of the Republic of New Dale was Woking City, located in the Woking Capital Province, the largest City within the Republic of New Dale was the City of Guildford located within the Province of Guildford, the city was however donated to the Delsh-Westlandian Federal Republic in order to create the Guildford Federal City, the capital of the Delsh-Westlandian Federal Republic.

No. Administrative subject Name Flag Capital Notes
1 Province Elmbridge Esher
2 Province Epsom & Ewell Epsom
3 Province Guildford Guildford Province Flag.png City of Worplesdon
4 Province Mole Valley Ashtead
5 Province Reigate & Banstead Reigate
6 Province Runnymede Chertsey
7 Province Spelthorne Ashford
8 Province Surrey Heath Newark RND Flag.png Camberley
9 Province Tandridge Warlingham
10 Province Waverley Godalming
11 Capital Province Woking Woking flag.png Woking City

Economy

The Republic of New Dale does not continue the currency of the Dale Republic, the Dale Republic Pound, instead the Republic of new Dale uses the Pound sterling as its official currency. As part of the creation of the Delsh-Westlandian Federal Republic a new currency which will replace the Pound sterling, the Delsh-Westlandian Krone. The Republic currently has 2 main businesses, both in the entertainment industry, one was Dale Gaming Interactive as well as Mydalefc. Dale Gaming Interactive in a gaming industry company and announced its first product, a free download for Football Manager 2013 on April 9th 2013 Mydalefc was another business which intends to create a Dale Football Club for the English football system.

Science and Technology

The Dale Sub-Federal Space Agency was a successor of the Dale Virtual Space Agency (DVSA) of the Dale Republic, again a successor of His Majesty's Virtual Space Agency (HMVSA) of the Kingdom of the Dale Empire. The Dale Sub-Federal Space Agency was created to allow the Republic of New Dale as return to virtual space flight using a new program, Kerbal Space Program, this program allows for spacecraft, manned and unmanned space travel in a virtual solar system. The new program will allow for more specialized missions that can be created and testing. These missions can also be sustained passed their date of success allowing for satellites and space stations to be kept in orbit.

The Dale Sub-Federal Space Agency was replaced with the Dale Space Agency which immediately a member of the Federal Air and Space Agency upon its founding on November 22nd, 2013, with the assistance of the Caladonian National Space Agency which became the Caladonian Institute for Aeronautics and Space Development.

Culture

Media

The Dale News Agency was the principal news provider in the Republic of New Dale and reports both New Dale and also Delsh-Westlandian Federal Republic news. The Dale Broadcasting Network, originally created during the Dale Republic does continue to operate as part of the Dale News Agency under the name DNA TV, and intends to provide new shows in the future including broadcasting several matches of the 2013 MicroWiki Cup under the name DNA TV Sport.

Sport

Football was the biggest and most popular sport in the Republic of New Dale and was governed by the Dale Football Association, founded on August 3rd 2011 the Dale Football Association was created to govern the national football team of the Kingdom of the Dale Empire and later went on to govern the Dale Republic and Republic of New Dale national teams, all being known solely as the Dale national football team. The Dale Football Association have been members of the Micronational Football Association twice, first joining in 2011 before becoming inactive during 2012 and unofficially leaving during this time and rejoined the MFA again in 2013.

Dale teams have failed on multiple attempts to successfully hold a fixture. The most notably failed attempt to host the PoliNation Games, this happened originally as a game between the Dale Republic and Senya before developing to include a micronationalist team. Senya were later replaced with Ladonia after the were unable to participate. However, the competition was cancelled after a lack of communications and unclear organisation between Ladonia, the micronationalist team and the Dale Football Association led the Dale Republic to cancel in order to save money and not risk an even later notice possible cancellation. However, it remains unclear whether or not Ladonia or the micronationalist team were in a position to compete or not.

New Dale officially adopted a new sport, the first individual participation sport, on March 2nd, 2014, footgolf. While footgolf had been played previously within New Dale before its official existence was realized, under the name of football golf, footgolf was adopted officially upon the knowledge of pre-determined official rules, created in the Netherlands in 2009. Footgolf in New Dale was governed by the New Dale Footgolf Assocaition (NDFGA).

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