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{{Infobox nation
 
|name              = Republic of Kozuc
 
|image1            = [[File:Flag of Skendal and Unified Kozuc.png|240px]]
 
|motto              = '''Fortitudine vincimus''' <br> Latin: ''"Through endurance we conquer"''
 
|anthem            =
 
|location          = [[w:Monterey, California|Monterey, California]]
 
|capital            = [[San Chance|San Chance]]
 
|largest_city      = [[Bakaria|Bakaria]]
 
|languages          = English ''(spoken)'' <br> Latin ''(legal)''
 
|religions          = Secular
 
|shortname          = Kozuc
 
|demonym            = Kozuc
 
|government        = [[w:Military Junta|Revolutionary government]] <br> [[Single-party state]]
 
|head of state      = [[President of Kozuc|President]]
 
|head of government = [[Supreme Commissioner of Kozuc|Vice President]]
 
|3rd_h              = [[First Secretaries of Kozuc|First Secretaries]]
 
|hos_name          = [[Riley Small]]
 
|hog_name          = [[Emmett Small]]
 
|3rd_h_name        = Dylan Knox <br> Bryce Bishop
 
|legislature        = [[State Council of Kozuc|State Council]]
 
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|seats_a            =
 
|seats_b            =
 
|election_a        = Appointed
 
|election_b        = December, 2015
 
|established        = [[2010]] ([[History of Kozuc#UPUC Era|UPUC]]) <br> [[2015]] (Current)
 
|area              =
 
|population        = ''Unknown''
 
|population_notes  =
 
|currency          = Kozuc Credit
 
|time_zone          = ([[w:Pacific Standard Time|PST]])
 
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The '''Republic of Kozuc''', known by many different names during past carnations, is a [[Micronation|micronation]] located in a region which borders [[w:Monterey|Monterey County]], [[w:California|California]] in the [[w:United States of America|United States of America]]. Kozuc has had a long standing history in the MicroWiki community, both as an independent entity and as subdivisions of both [[Federal Republic of St.Charlie|St.Charlie]] and [[Free State of Renasia|Renasia]]. Kozuc was first officially created February 1st, [[2010]] as the as the [[History of Kozuc#UPUC Era|United Provinces Under Chance]]. The nation has gone through many political changes and fluxes of activity since it was founded. Currently, the government is a [[single-party state|single-party]] [[Military dictatorship|revolutionary dictatorship]] governed by [[President of Kozuc|President]] [[Riley Small]] and the [[Kozuc National Party]]. The Republic is one of the few micronations to share a border with another micronation, the [[People's Republic of Skendal]].
 
 
 
==Etymology==
 
 
 
The name "Kozuc" originated as an acronym that was commonly used during the micronation's second government, the [[History of Kozuc#Zurdon and Atlantis Era|Kingdom of Zurdonia]]. Kozuc replaced "Kingdom of Zurdonia Under Chance", and was initially used as military nomenclature distinguishing friendly troops from combatants. The use of "Under Chance" refers to [[Chance Anderson]], former King and leader during the first eras of Kozuc's history. The government officially used the word Kozuc when the first Republic of Kozuc was founded and Zurdonia collapsed. "Kozuc" has been used for a majority of the micronation's existence. 
 
 
 
Other state and private entities find their origins in Anderson's name. [[San Chance]], the capital city, was named after the former Overlord when it was formed as a "municipality" in [[2011]]. [[Anderson Arms]], a weapons development company and private military company, is another common recognition of Chance's contribution to the state. Now, the term Kozuc is no longer used as an acronym. Anderson has since left micronationalism, but is remembered as one of the founders of the state, the first [[President of Kozuc#Prior to Revival|President]] and a "[[Order of the Revolution|Guide to the Revolution]]".
 
 
 
Although often misspoken, "Kozuc" is officially pronounced /kôzək/ or "kaw-zukh". The adjective form and demonym are also "Kozuc". Only under specific circumstances is the name ever  altered. For example, the Kozo-Kozuc Treaty was signed when East and West Kozuc were seperated. The name does not find its roots in other languages, as it was originally an acronym. Zurdonia, the former micronation which dissolved into Kozuc, had a completely fictitious name with no alternate meanings.
 
 
 
==History==
 
''For more information, see - [[History of Kozuc]]''
 
 
 
Kozuc has had a long history plagued with governmental instability, fluctuating activity and military conflicts. First founded as the United Provinces Under Chance, it had a long period of falsifying its population and fabricating events. After being disowned by the MicroWiki community, the nation dissolved. The Kingdom of Zurdonia was founded but quickly disbanded. Then, the first Republic of Kozuc began a transition towards factual information, yet dissolved due to political instability. The second Republic lead by [[Liam Barnard]] was the first completely "realistic" carnation of Kozuc, but again failed when [[Chance Anderson]] lead a revolution. Former Vice President [[Riley Small]] took power with the third Kozuc Republic. He transformed the state, and began the Kozuc Khanate, a purely online government run by other micronationalists. This too would soon go into inactivity.
 
 
 
Small moved to join [[Federal Republic of St.Charlie|Federal Republic of St.Charlie]] in April of 2011. He joined as a citizen and did not intend to establish another Kozuc. Small had a successful career as an ambassdor for the Federal Republic, but exited when another local micronation was created. The People's Republic of Skendal (West Kozuc), and the fourth Kozuc Republic (East Kozuc), were formed and existed in cooperation for many months. Due to a change is schools by President Small, Kozuc experienced immense growth and activity. However, with Kozuc's Operation Jdub across the nation of Skendal, lead to their unification. An Empire was founded, but regardless of the military's attempts to maintain order, Skendal continued to push for sovereignty.
 
 
 
On December 2nd, 2011, 20 days before Skendal declared independence, the Eastern government reformed into the fifth Republic. Once Skendal left the union, Kozuc joined St.Charlie as a [[St.Charlian Federation|Federation]]. In mid-[[2012]] the government of Kozuc left the Federal Republic, and purged a large amount of citizens in preparation for another school move by Riley Small. Kozuc went through government transitions, conflicts with neighboring states, and periods of instability. The nation joined [[Free State of Renasia]] as a Special Administrative Region, and nearly withdrew totally from international affairs. When then President Small was sentenced to seek drug and alcohol treatment in Texas, acting President Rutger Sperry announced that Kozuc would be disbanded.
 
 
 
In June of 2015, nearly a year and a half after his leave from the community, Small reached out to former citizens of Kozuc and Skendal, forming a new state. In July, the constitution for the Republic of Kozuc was approved by a referendum. Because of a deadlock between the former Socailist Party and Nationals, no laws were passed for six months. Although the government became inactive, the military reestablished dominance and the economy flourished. By December, President Small lead the Kozuc Nationalist Revolution, installing the current single party military dictatorship. The People's Republic of Skendal has declared independence, and now disputes territorial claims of Kozuc.
 
 
 
==Controversies==
 
Kozuc has been the center of many legal and economic controversies throughout its history. In its first year, the United Provinces Under Chance was completely fictional, and raised concerns on its legitimacy. Later, Kozuc and its citizens would generate the reputation of being criminals, specifically in regards to drugs. Some international entities even sanctioned the state as a sponsor of these crimes, citing it was a safe haven for dealers and addicts. The government has never itself condoned the use or distribution of narcotics, however all classically controlled substances are legal within its borders. Another Kozuc activity which raised concerns was its infatuation with the military. However, it is well understood that the Armed Forces is largely cultural.
 
 
 
In October of 2015, the Socialist Party had called for the resignation of then parliamentary Opposition Leader, Spencer Mors, as he was serving jail time in the United States. President Small has stood by him, as he "never broke a Kozuc law". Small himself served a total of 19 months, sentenced four individual times as a juvenile. Now, Mors has left the agriculture industry to focus on politics, and continues to serve as the [[Kozuc National Party#Chairman|Chairman]] of the [[Kozuc National Party]].
 
 
 
Some think that the recent revolution was done so by the President either to gain power or to extract wealth from the National Reserve. Socialists also argue he is creating a military oligarchy in the name of stability. Regardless, nearly every remaining citizen in Kozuc supports the revolution. The Kozuc National Party believes in the idea that Kozuc should be run by "true Kozucs", rather than those originally from the micronation Skendal, who made up a majority of the Socialist party leadership.
 
 
 
==Demographics & Culture==
 
 
 
The Kozuc population has been constantly changing throughout its history, with multiple citizenship purges and simple immigration process. All current citizens reside in the [[w:United States of America|American]] state of [[w:California|California]]. A high population of both atheists and Christians exist in the Republic, although no religion is recognized by the government. To be a citizen, one must join the [[Kozuc National Party]]. There are many more liberal members of the nation, but a vast majority supports the KNP government. Currently, the racial demographic is not very representative of the region Kozuc is located in, with nearly every citizen being Caucasian or a part Caucasian. There is a small population of Latin-Kozucs and it is a much smaller percentage than Latinos in the surrounding [[w:Monterey, California|Monterey County]]. Current literacy rates are at perfect levels, and economic status is above United States average.
 
 
 
The culture of Kozuc is heavily influenced by both its history and the area that surrounds it. As a Californian micronation with many ties to the United States, the nation is a capitalist liberal populous. Marijuana is legal in the micronation, although the government will not vouch for an individual if this is challenged by a macronational court or police agency. Currently, a majority of citizens in Kozuc either use marijuana or formerly have. When Kozuc was at its peak, it was seen as a "safe haven" for drug crimes, however in practice it did not do so. Legally there is nothing barring the sale or distribution of any substance both within its borders and in regards to exports. All of this business, called the "agriculture" industry, is done so by private individuals. It is known that [[White Mountain]] is still used for this purpose.
 
 
 
The [[Kozuc Revolutionary Armed Forces]] serves as both a symbolic and practical defense force for the micronation. Military exercises have been a part of the Kozuc culture since its early formation. [[Riley Small]] is revered as not only the head of state, but also [[Order of the Revolution|Guide to the Revolution]], a movement pivotal in its revival. Holidays and state ceremonies are centered around the revolution. Although there are no compulsory taxes, it is custom for licensed corporations to make donations into the Kozuc National Bank so that the money can be used for loans and even some government services.
 
 
 
==Economy==
 
 
 
==Government & Politics==
 
''For more information, see - [[Politics of Kozuc]]''
 
 
 
==Subdivisions==
 
 
 
===Federal City===
 
:''Current Federal City: [[San Chance]]''
 
 
 
===Districts===
 
:''Current Districts: [[Bakaria]], [[Orion]]
 
 
 
===Territories===
 
:''Current Territories: [[White Mountain]], [[Bourland]]''
 
 
 
==Law & Order==
 
 
 
==Military==
 
''For more information, see - [[Kozuc Revolutionary Armed Forces]]''
 
 
 
==See Also==
 
*[[Politics of Kozuc]]
 
*[[History of Kozuc]]
 
*[[Riley Small]]
 
 
 
 
 
[[Category:Kozuc]]
 

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