Animalia (Sonora)

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Animalia
Animalian Republic

Feline Republic.jpg

Motto
Liberty will always be heard!
Sacramento, CA
Capital city Petigrad
Largest city Petigrad
Official language(s) None (official), English (de facto), various animal languages
Official religion(s) Secular
Demonym Animalian
Government Parliamentary republic with participatory direct democracy
- Premier Pip the Cat
- Vice Premier/Chairman of the Truth and Dignity Commission Stormy the Cat
Legislature Animalian National Council
- Type - unicameral
- Number of seats - 5
- Last election - December 6-9, 2018
Established October 12, 2018 (union with Sonora)
(August 27, 2018 (renamed Animalia)
June 27, 2018 (independence from Stuffistan) April 10, 2018 (autonomous republic of Stuffistan)
November 2, 2017 (independence from Sonora)
Population 38
Currency Sonoran State Credit
Time zone UTC -7 to -8
National dish Kibble
National drink Water
National animal Bear

Animalia, also known as the Animalian Republic is a secessionist micronation comprised of mainly stuffed animals (more appropriately called "Stuffy"). Governed as a parliamentary republic, the Premier is the designated head of state and government who presides over the National Council. It had originally began as a political party in Sonora and members of the Worker's Party. However, as the government planned a move out of state, party support and the Sonoran government began to collapse. Following a referendum on November 1, 2017, a split from the Worker's Party and members of the Feline Party came to an agreement with each other and the Sonoran leaders and declared bilateral independence on November 2nd. A provisional government was set up with elections occuring November 9th with the Feline Socialist Party gaining 4 seats in the National Council. On April 10, 2018, Feline officials agreed to become federal subjects and an autonomous republic of Stuffistan, allowing them to maintain the government and sovereignty they have while being part of a greater federation of stuffed toys. On April 22, they agreed to allow the Stuffistani monarch to serve as a ceremonial, judicial and constitutional position within their Republic while maintaining their Republican and national identity. The ruling party, the Socialists backed the Stuffistani republican government when the nation changed political course while the Nationalists supported the Monarchists. This played a major role in the 4-day Stuffistani Civil War and eventual government and economic collapse of Stuffistan as a whole. Following this, the Feline Republic declared unilateral independence and reverted to its former independent form of governance. After a fallout with right wing forces, spillover into Sonora and the Sonoran September Revolution brought new reforms and new name for the entity, which eventually formed an agreement to reunionize with Sonora. In November 2018, Sonora's Smithist regime was quietly overthrown by government and party members and was replaced with a confederation with Animalia becoming a parliamentary republic.

History

The Feline Republic started as a band of stuffed militia known as the Kitty Army, who alongside other groups such as the Olaf National Liberation Front (later the Olaf National Party), and the Stuffed Animal Coalition (later the Stuffy Unity Party). On October 10, 2016, Marxia declared independence from Shaoshan while its citizens unanimously requested to retain their Shaoshanian citizenship as well. An alliance also formed with Shaoshan and the Olaf Empire to form the Sonoran Alliance. On December 4, 2016, Shaoshan dissolved and the Marxian Premier reorganized the alliance into a empire, with agreement from the other two powers. Under the empire, the Feline Party became a small party of liberalism that aligned with the more left wing ruling Theodorists. The monarchy was abolished in August 2017 following a socialist revolution in which many Feline Party members defected to the Theodorists to form the Worker's Party. However as power shifted more towards the Politburo, coupled with domestic issues including a planned government move to Oregon, a nationwide referendum was held. A bilateral declaration of independence was issued on November 1, 2017 by the Olaf People's Republic. Following this, bipartisan efforts of the Feline Party (now the Feline Nationalist Party) and the former Worker's Party members (creating the Feline Socialist Party) and bilateral agreement with the Sonoran government allowed for a declaration of independence on November 2, creating the Purrcifica. In February 2018, after a dismal legislative season, the Nationalist Party gained power and led a slight resurgence in the economy and strengthening of national defense. Despite this, the Socialists returned to power in May 2018, following the government cooperation in federating the republic into Stuffistan. The Socialists, however, would back the Stuffistan government as it transitioned into a republic from a monarchy, while the Nationalists backed the monarchists. This played a major role in the 4-day-long Stuffistani Civil War. While the government remained victorious and in power, Stuffistan fell further into economic and government collapse. On June 27th, the Feline Republic declared independence after the Stuffistani nation effectively dissolved. The ruling Feline Socialist party, however, was falling out of favor by the end of June. After political turmoil, civil war, and a revolution, the state renamed as Animalia and in October 2018, reunionized with Sonora. In November, Sonora suffered a civil war of its own and the nation became a confederacy with Animalia becoming a parliamentary republic and abolishing its office of President. Pip the Cat was elected in a close election as Premier, succeeding his sister, Stormy, who had held the position of President since May of 2018. Stormy was elected to replaced her sister Pusheen, who had served from November 2017. This marks three generations of siblings to have been elected consecutively since the founding of the Republic. Some have referred to it as "hereditary democracy".

Government and politics

The Animalian Republic is governed as a parliamentary republic with participatory politics and direct democracy. Its head of government is the Premier who operates the functions of the state and its governing body, the National Council, and acts as the chief executive. The Premier is elected every three months and is the head of the ruling party of the National Council. Currently the National Council consists of 3 Socialists and 2 Animalian Nationals. The Sonoran Navy provides national defense in the form of a military force and the Sonoran Police Force as a civilian force with the Premier acting as the commander-in-chief of their branch. The National Council is a participatory gathering through the form of parliamentary democracy to make policy and direct and progress the state.


Culture

Animalia is influenced heavily by a mixture of Californian, Stuffy, and Animalian culture and politics and therefore many aspects of the nation resemble this in origin. This includes its unique linguistics and speech, food, etc. These influences are a culture clash of Americanization as well as Mexican and Asian culture.