Animalian Democratic Republic

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Animalian Democratic Republic
Flag of Animalian Democratic Republic
Motto: Liberty will always be heard!
Anthem: Risen from Ruins
LocationPortland, Oregon and Sierra foothills above Sacramento
CapitalAnimalia City
Largest cityPawtucket
Official languagesNone (official), English (de facto), various animal languages
GovernmentFederal semi-presidential democratic republic
• President
Blåhaj Blåhajson
• Vice President
Koda Siberius
• Premier
Raine Puisín
• Vice Premier
Olaf Erik Gustafson
LegislatureNational Council
EstablishmentNovember 2, 2017
August 29, 2019 (state of the Republic of Cascadia)
May 13, 2021 (independence from Cascadia)
• Census
CurrencyAnimalian State Credit
Time zoneUTC -7 to -8

Animalia, also known as the Animalian Democratic Republic (or ADR) is a micronation comprised of mainly stuffed animals (more appropriately called "Stuffies") located in Portland, Oregon and in the Sierra Nevada foothills above Sacramento, California. The President is the chief executive and head of state while the Premier is the head of 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 their Sonoran leaders and declared bilateral independence on November 2. A provisional government was set up with elections occuring November 9 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. In March 2019, following the passage of the National and Popular Sovereignty Act, Animalia reverted back to a semi-presidential system while maintaining a parliamentary style republic. It established it's own militsrybin the wake of the National Militia Act and the subsequent Sonoran National Sovereignty Defense Act. On April 18, 2019, it withdrew from the Sonoran Confederation. It remained independent until the events of the neighboring Cascadian War. During the encroaching peace, Animalia entered into a merger with the Cascadian Democratic Republic and Cascadian Soviet Socialist Republic in creating the Republic of Cascadia. Animalia effectively dissolved during the 2019 summer but reemerged when the creation of states was established in August 2019. On May 14, 2021, faced with mounting pressure from the micronational community, Smith agreed to grant independence to the Animalians, ending nearly two years of Smithist rule. That same month, Tater Puisín, who had long since served as Premier, became Vice President of the Republic and was replaced as Premier by Olga Harveston, the first transgender Animalian to hold the office. Initially, a socialist republic led by Cali Bear and the Animalian Socialist Party, democratic reforms in August led Animalia to establish other parties and free elections. Cali Bear won the August 2021 Presidential election but the Animalian Socialist Party did not gain a majority, the first time in over two years in which they did not hold power. Harveston was replaced by Olaf Erik Gustafson. The Socialists would not regain their power and influence until May 2022 when Blahaj Blahajson became Premier. Following revelations that the Animalian National Party conspired to overthrow the ruling party by former Party defectors, the ANP was outlawed and went underground as the National Front, though it's leadership was arrested and prosecuted. This left the Socialist Party as the only remaining political party in the country following a "United Front" merger of the two minor parties into the ASP. Mass demonstrations took place in the days that followed supporting the Socialist Party and calling for a "people's republic". The Animalian National Council passed the Democratic Republic Act, essentially establishing Animalia as a one-party "people's republic" with the now-Communist Party as the guiding political organization. After six months of rule under the Communist banner, Animalia transitioned back to a multi-party state in November 2023.


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 an 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 27, 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 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". Pip resumed the role of Presidency when the Premeirship was abolished in Spring 2019. Animalia also saw its liberation first through its power to determine it's own government system, setting it's own elections, the establishment of it's own military and finally its withdrawal from the Confederation in April 2019. On May 2 and May 6, Animalia held its first post-Sonoran election since August 2018, with the Animalian National Union gaining a majority in both the Pawtucket and Petigrad City Councils and the National Council with Cookie the Cat being elected President of the Republic by over 52% of the vote. It marked the first time since the founding of the nation that an opposition candidate has filled the Presidency and breaking the Pusheen sibling dynasty. It ended its independence and de facto dissolved for a period of four months following its entrance into the Cascadian War when it entered into union with the Cascadian Democratic Republic and Cascadians Soviet Socialist Republic, forming the Cascadian Republic. Cascadia reunited and rebuilt the former Sonoran cities and states from the ruins of the collapsed Sonoran Confederation slowly and diplomatically. In August 2019, it announced the creation of 7 autonomous states with one being the re-establishing of Animalia. In May 2020, Cascadia formally granted sovereignty to Animalia following a community push for non-sentients to have independence. Cali Bear was elected the first President of an independent Animalia, a post he would hold until May 2023. During his 3 year tenure, in which he served 12 terms, Cali Bear saw the revitalization of the Animalian culture and identity as well as economic prosperity. During this time, his Animalian Socialist Party would remain largely the ruling party of Animalia, albeit, a short 6 month gap in 2021-2022. The Socialists would solidify power in April 2023 as the National Party saw defections due to a conspiracy by party leadership to overthrow the government. This caused mass demonstrations leading to the banishment of the ANP, the prosecution of its leaders, and the establishment of a People's republic with the Socialist Party as the de facto Vanguard. The Socialist Party also began moving away from Animalian socialism and towards a hard-line Maoist stance led by its new Chairman, Wing Wa.

Government and politics

The Animalian Democratic Republic is governed as a federal, semi-Presidential, democratic republic. Its head of state is the President who operates the functions of the state as Chief executive while its governing body, the National Council, is represented by and elects the Premier who is part of the executive cabinet representing the government itself. The President and Premier are elected every three months with the Premier typically being the head of the ruling party of the National Council. Currently the National Council consists of 4 Socialists and 1 National Unity member in session.

The Animalian Armed Forces provides national defense in the form of a military force with the Animalian Army acting as the land force, the Navy as the maritime force, and the Air & Space Force defending the skies and outer space. The Animalian Police Force is a civilian force with the President acting as the Chief of Police. The Animalian Armed Forces and Animalian Police Force are under the supervision of the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Justice, respectively.


Animalia is influenced heavily by a mixture of Californian, Cascadian, 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.