2023 Roscami coup d’etat
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|2023 Roscami coup d’etat|
|Part of the Front era, 2023 Roscami civil war, protests against Thomas Jacobs|
The announcement of the coup, announcing the dissolution of the Parliament.
Roscami Democratic Patriot Front|
Connemara Republic (until 18 January)
|Commanders and leaders|
President Thomas Jacobs |
Minister Matthew Tonna
First Secretary Culann Burke
Governor Conor Newman
Ali Farrokhzad (after 17 January)
Chamber President Esty Carpentieri|
Senator Tobey Wyles
Senator Devin Purcell
Ali Farrokhzad (until 17 January)
The 2023 Roscami coup d'état were two coups, the primary one being the self-overthrow of the government of the Roscami Federation which started 16 January 2023, in which the Executive Committee of the Roscami Democratic Patriot Front, an underground organisation dedicated to the removal of the Constitution made by the Constituent Assembly and the Democratic Action Party, announced the temporary dissolution of the National Assembly and the dissolution of all parties but ones approved by the executive committee. Ludwig Collins and the Roscamistan Republican Socialist Party stated that they would not back the coup d'état or actively fight against it, and instead hoped to keep decent relations with both parties.
In the months and weeks preceding the coup, political polarisation within Roscamistan had reached its peak, with multiple politicians broke from the Republican Bloc alliance, which controlled the majority of the government. In those months, the Constituent Assembly created by an Act of the National Assembly, was forming a new constitution since the abolition of the one made by former president Doros Patusky. The proposed document was attacked by the Republican Bloc, who claimed that under the new document, the President would be a "puppet to the legislature", among other concerns.
After receiving over seventy percent of the vote in support of the proposed constitution, Thomas Jacobs and Matthew Tonna,, who had conspired with others to disrupt the democratic process and block the installation of the document, began to begin their coup.
During the morning of 16 January 2023, exactly a day after the referendum polls opened, the Patriot Front launched a coup with Matthew Tonna announcing the "overthrow of parliamentary Roscamistan" and also banning all parties outside of the Patriot Front. This was met with confusion and anger by Roscami citizens, many of whom banned from the official discord server by server admins loyal to the Front. In the afternoon of that, multiple micronations condemned the coup and called for the restoration of democracy. Excelsior also broke relations with Roscamistan due to the issue.
On the 17th of January 2023, after seeing what he saw as witch hunting and general distaste in the left wing, acting President Ali Farrokhzad conspired with the Government-in-Exile to commit a second coup, aimed at returning Jacobs. Titled the "RETVRN", Ali first removed the Cabinet, then resigned, and in his last act, concede the office to Thomas Jacobs. As soon as the coup happened, outrage from other micronations happened, though not give any attention by Jacobs.
Soon after the January referendum was declare null and void, with the Third Constitution suspended indefinitely.
The coup had caused a massive amount of instability and protests. The majority of Republican Bloc were in favour of the coup, with senators Joseph Montgomery and Samuel Newman delighted by the news. Multiple micronations had expressed distaste for the nation and President Jacobs, with threats also launched against the Roscami president and other participants in the coup. The first coup’s failure resulted in President Jacobs granting the powers but not the office of President to Ali Farrokhzad, and semi-retiring from micronationalism.
Hours after the coup ended, the Province of Connemara seceded from the Republic of Roscamistan, forming the Connemara Republic and joined the People's Republic of South Galway in fighting against Roscamistan in the Roscami Civil War. The Kingdom of Fontasia immediately backed the young republic and denounced its support for the new Roscami government.
As a result of the second coup, the January 2023 Roscami constitutional referendum was completely nullified, and the Jacobs government restored. The Connemara Republic dissolved and reintegrated into Roscamistan.
On the 2nd of February 2023, on the eve of President Thomas Jacobs' 15th birthday, he released a speech from the presidential office. In it he discussed the coup, and called out the leaders of the opposition pre-16 January, blaming them for the issues Roscamistan faced. By the end he unveiled plans to prevent the events of January 2023 again.
Condemnations against the coup leaders
- Dubovia
- Penn Federal Republic
- Democratic Community of Chiussit