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Republic of Agnorr
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|Republic of Agnorr|
|Flag||Coat of arms|
|Leaders||President: William Opdengraff|
|– First Foundation||15 September 2010|
|– Established as a micronation||15 September 2010|
|Public Holiday||16 September|
|Internet TDL||.net .org .com|
|Drives on the||Right|
|Date formats||Holocene calendar
Agnorr, officially the Republic of Agnorr, is a landlocked micronation located in the Eastern part of North America. Agnorr's current capital is the town of Opdengraff, out of the 5 current territories it is the only one with a permanent population, the others being rural outposts. The Republic is bordered by all sides by the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The Republic along with 5 other micronations formed the Confederate States of Prosperity, however this was short lived and disbanded in the same year. In 2013 Agnorr was made apart of the Tsardom of Nolland until 2015 when its land was then made apart of the Kingdom of Tiana under a different name, the Colony of Agnorr and Wallens Plantations. It fell largely inactive during this time until 2018 when it was again made apart of Nolland.
- 1 History
- 2 Government and Politics
- 3 Government Agencies
- 4 Law and order
- 5 Relations
- 6 Climate
- 7 Economy
- 8 Culture
- 9 Provinces
- 10 Media
- 11 See also
- 12 External links
Before European colonization most of the lands claimed by the Republic were inhabited by the Lenape people who lived along the Delaware River and into the Hudson Valley. The Lenape, when first encountered by Europeans, were a loose association of related clans who spoke similar languages and shared familial bonds in an area known as Lenapehoking, their traditional homeland which encompasses the modern day states of New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New York and Eastern Delaware. Early Swedish sources list them as being called the Renappi.
Although the Dutch claimed the area, they had no population there, and in late 1637 the first Swedish expedition to this area began. They landed in modern day Wilmington, Delaware and negotiated with the local chiefs of the Lenape tribes to purchase the land.
After the land was purchased many Swedish and Finnish settlers came to live in the Delaware River basin. The new area was called Nya Svergie (New Sweden). New Sweden was almost entirely made up of Swedish settlers but towards the end of the colonization it became more mixed between Swedes and Finns.
Soon after Sweden opened the Second Northern War in the Baltic by attacking the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Dutch sent an armed squadron of ships under the Director-General Peter Stuyvesant to seize New Sweden. In the summer of 1655, the Dutch marched an army to the Delaware River, easily capturing Fort Trinity and Fort Christina. The Swedish settlement was formally incorporated into the Dutch New Netherlands on September 15, 1655. Still, the Swedish and Finnish settlers were allowed local autonomy. They retained their own militia, religion, court, and lands. This came to an end during the second Anglo-Dutch War in 1664 when the English annexed New Netherlands. The area however remained mostly populated by Swedish and Finnish settlers and New Sweden continued to exist unofficially up until King Charles II granted a large portion of former New Sweden to Willian Penn.
On March 4, 1681, Charles II of England granted a land tract to William Penn for the area that now includes Pennsylvania because of a £16,000 debt the King owed to Penn's father. Penn then founded a colony there as a place of religious freedom for Quakers, and named it for the Latin sylvania meaning "woods". A large tract of land north and west of Philadelphia, in Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties, was settled by Welsh Quakers and called the "Welsh Tract". A large amount of cities and towns today bear the names of Welsh municipalities.
The colony's reputation of religious freedom also attracted significant populations of German and Scots-Irish settlers who helped to shape colonial Pennsylvania and later went on to populate the neighboring states further west. The population of Agnorr is descended from these first Swedish and German settlers.
On Dec. 12, 1787 Pennsylvania was granted statehood. In the years to come the area would go through the Civil War fighting for the freedom of slaves, and then faced the financial hardships of the Great Depression. As large amounts of people immigrated areas were urbanized for buildings and homes, creating the present day area.
Early September of 2010 the current President William Opdengraff was reading about Sealand, Mollasia, Hutt River and Freeland Christiana. He read on how to create your own micronation and liked the idea of how you could govern your own nation with your own citizens. On September 15th, 2010 the three original founders wrote a small constitution.
Frequent reforms and changes in type of government were common in the early months of the Republic. Agnorr changed itself into an elective monarchy with William Opdengraff as the leading monarch. Around 6 months after its independence, Agnorr had its first contact with another micronation. They had their first diplomatic talks and began to become more active with their introduction to Microwiki. They opened diplomatic relations with numerous countries at this time. Eventually the Republic managed to get accepted into OAM and William ran for IMCL Justice and got around 15% of the vote. In the 2nd quarter of 2011 Agnorr went inactive and was almost forgotten by its citizens. In the early third quarter they resumed activity by having government meetings. They were accepted into IMTO in late 2011 where they were members for a short time. They had also become a member state of GUM and participated in meetings until 2012.
In early 2012 plans were being made with other micronations including the Confederation of Saint Luke and Amager, St. Peters Republic and Republic of Lostisland to form a possible confederation. The Republic of Lostisland eventually opted out of joining. Empire of New Winterdown and the Tsardom of Nolland eventually joined in on these discussions as well. These talks talks lead to the formation and announcement of the creation of the Confederate States of Prosperity on August 25th, 2012.
The only President of the Confederation was Richard Hytholoday, who barely beat out President of the Republic of Agnorr for the position winning with 37.5% of the vote compared to William Opdengraffs 35% of the vote. James Frisch received 25% of the vote. Within months there was conflict in the Confederation leading to its dissolution. Some member states joined the Würtige Empire, Agnorr eventually joined but as a state in the Tsardom of Nolland.
The Republic remained in Nolland from December 2012 until 2015 when the Republic was annexed by The Kingdom Tiana. They remain in the Kingdom to this day, largely unactive.
Government and Politics
As of August 2011 citizens can register under a political party.
Agnorrian Space Program
The Agnorrian Space Program was founded as a colatteral effort to expand Agnorr's shuttle program. Our first rocket was named "The Hawk," because of its speed and agility. It first launched on February 18th, 2011, in the Neshaminy District. It may not make it into a very deep, deep, distant realm but it provided an adequate learning experience for the young citizens present.
Bank of Agnorr
The Royal Bank of Agnorr was founded shortly before the creation of the Penndollar. They also work together with the mint. The first Penndollar was issued and put into circulation in Mid-February 2011. There have been two series of banknotes issues, Series 1 Penndollars designed in 2010 but not circulated until 2011 and 2 types of Series 2011 Penndollars. On January 3rd, 2012 Agnorr has switched currencies to the Agnorr State Credit. The state once again switched currencies in 2015 to the Tianan Imperial Credit
Agnorrian Wildlife Preservation
The Agnorrian Wildlife Preservation protects animals, fish, and birds, and all other types of wildlife on Agnorrian Soil. Lake Leisure is stocked yearly with wildlife. Many animals appear on Agnorrian Soil daily. One of them is the dove, found around Lake Leisure for some relaxation. Several types of animals have been spotted at Lake Leisure to either hunt fish or have a drink, the largest of which have been opossums and raccoons. In mid-2018 a coyote was spotted .2 miles away from the Capital District, before it was killed by local animal control.
Customs and Border Control
Personnel for AGCBC patrol all borders where illegal immigration may be made. They also are the first line in preventing any crimes that could possibly happen whilst people travel through the nation. Border checkpoints do not operate unless there is a need to close access into the area.
Law and order
The Police Force is made up of one dog as crime occurring inside the borders is low and usually drug related. In the event of violence the Police Force will be relieved by the military.
Under the Köppen climate classification most of Agnorr's districts fall into the northern periphery of the humid subtropical climate zone (Köppen Cfa). Summers are typically hot and muggy, fall and spring are generally mild, and winter is cold. Snowfall is variable, with some winters bringing only light snow and others bringing several major snowstorms. The average annual snowfall is 19.3 cm. Precipitation is generally spread throughout the year, with eight to twelve wet days per month.
The January average is 32.3 °F, though lows at times reach 0 °F, not including wind chill, and highs may soar above 50 °F. July averages 77.6 °F, although heat waves accompanied by high humidity are frequent with highs above 95 °F and even higher heat indices. Early fall and late winter are generally driest, with October being the driest month by average daily precipitation, averaging 2.76 in for the month.
|1 January||New Year's Day|
|27 April||World Tapir Day|
|1 May||May Day|
|21 May||National Toast Day|
|24 November||Thanksgiving Day (US)|
|16 September||National Day|
|9 October||Leif Erikson Day|
|31 December||New Years' Eve|
- National Sport: Football
- National Tree: Japanese Maple
- National Flower: Red Rose
- National Animal: Tapir
- National Bird: Morning Dove
- National Fish: Brook Trout
- National Dog: Havanese
- National Fruit/Vegetable: Cayenne pepper
Agnorr consists of 5 provinces with 1 with a permanent population.
- Capital District - A mainly urban area located in the heart of Agnorr. The population of the Capital District is 8 and the only village is named Opdengraff.
- Neshaminy - A park, There is no permanent population in the Neshaminy District.
- Pennypack - A park with a creek and a biking trail over 5 miles long.
- Kuhtal - Located in Northern Pennsylvania, contains the seasonally populated village of Leith.
- Ryksland - No population, contains burial ground of the Presidents ancestors from the 18th and 17th centuries.
- National Website (dead link)