Socialist Union of the Wakatipu

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Socialist Union of the Wakatipu

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Capital cityCamtoria
Official language(s)English
Official religion(s)State Atheisim
Short nameWakatipu
GovernmentMarxist-Leninist Single-party State
- General SecretaryCampbell Britton
- PremierThomas Jarvis
Population6 Census of non-WCP members yet to be carried out
Time zoneGMT +12
National sportFootball
National dishCrumpets
National drinkEnglish Breakfast Tea
National animalFalcon

The Socialist Union of the Wakatipu is a communist micronation spread out across the Wakatipu Basin. Founded in late 2014, Wakatipu is an aspiring micronation, looking to acheive the legendary status of nations such as Sealand Molossia and Hutt River Province


The Socialist Union of the Wakatipu is made up of former territory belonging to members of the Communist party of Frigus. After successfully seceding, the nation quickly went about consolidating its power.

Secession movement in Frigus

The secession movement began long before the trial of future resident Campbell Britton. The republic of Frigus had come under constant scrutiny by the left wing for its increasing reliance on its intelligence service, the H.I.S., which many communist party members believed was the first stage to the establishment of a Fascist police state. The cyber-terrorist "Frigus liberator" was accused of having communist party ties, but this was dis proven. Previously, the communist party attempted to secede, but ultimately failed after a last minute pullout by Campbell Britton. But resentment grew, and the communist party began to formulate the plan for another attempt to break away. When party leader Campbell Britton informed the communist party, an H.I.S. agent revealed this to the Frigus president. He was put on trial for treason

Treason Trial of Campbell Britton

President Hugh Taylor of the Frigus Republic attempted to convict Campbell Britton of treason and prevent the secession. The communist party contained the entire command structure of the Frigus military and also validated Frigus as a republic, because of the fact there were no other opposition parties in the Frigus congress. though convicted, the communist party went ahead and created the Socialist Union at 1:15pm, , granting asylum to the general secretary and forced the Frigus government to drop charges.

Cold war

Frigus and the SUW remain on high tension, but neither have the logistical ability to conduct a war (the SUW lacked soldiers and the Frigus army no longer had an experienced officer corps). Many agree that the SUW would be the one to cause the war, but winning it would be up to debate. Currently the SUW is trying to negotiate with Frigus, but the republic refuses to recognize the communist state.

Government and politics

The Central committee is called every month to discuss new laws and other essential topics relating to the government. It is run by the Premier of the Central committee, and involves all ministers as well as the General Secretary of the Communist Party. All government officials are communist party members, all other political parties are abolished.

The General secretary of the communist party is the Head of state, and controls ministry appointments and is the only person who can order an aggressive deployment of the military.


The Military is currently run as the commissariat, a direct branch of the communist party which serves all security and military needs in the interim as the country starts up. Currently the Commissariat is occupying all claimed territory of the SUW, but has not received sufficient military training to be declared ready for combat duty.

International Relations

Wakatipu recognizes all member states of the United Nations, but is not recognized by any UN member states. The Socialist Union is de facto at war with Frigus, since much of the SUW's territory is claimed by the Republic of Frigus. Wakatipu is currently seekng out diplomatic relations with various micronations.

Name Capital
(or embassy location)
current relations
640.png Independent state of Merit Merit Mutual formal recognition, no treaties or pacts yet signed
Frigus flag.jpg Republic of Frigus Capital City Cold war stand off, neither prepared for war, summit planned to normalize relations

Geography and Climate

The Socialist Union of the Wakatipu is located in the alpine resort town of Queenstown. Queenstown is situated on the shore line of Lake Wakatipu, the third largest lake by surface area in New Zealand. It is at a relatively high altitude nestled among mountains, and there are close-by gorges and some plains suitable for agriculture. Despite its relatively high altitude and mountain surroundings, it has an oceanic climate. Summer has long warm days with temperatures that can reach 30 °C while winters are cold with temperatures often in single digits with frequent snowfall, although there is no permanent snow cover during the year. As with the rest of Central Otago, Queenstown lies within the rain shadow of the Southern Alps, but being closer to the west coast the town is more susceptible to rain-bearing fronts compared to nearby Cromwell, Wanaka and Alexandra. The hottest recorded temperature in Queenstown is 34.1 °C (93 °F), while the coldest is −8.4 °C (17 °F).



The nation is made up of mostly New Zealand Europeans (Pakeha) with English, Fijian Hindi and American nationals make up the largest minorities.


English is the only recognized language in Wakatipu, but many citizens speak other languages like Latin, Russian and Hindi.


Wakatipu strongly encourages state Atheism, but strong elements of Gear list and Hindu make up the religion demographic.


Wakatipu claims 100% literacy, with all members receiving High School or higher education.