Arkovia

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Arkovia
Flag of Arkovia
Flag
Motto: Start Arkovia

Develop Towards The Future

The Development State
Map of Arkovia
Map of Arkovia
Capital Novia
Official languages Australian English
Recognised national languages None
Recognised regional languages None
Demonym Arkovian
Government Unitary technocratic under a direct democracy
Genesis Council
Arksembly
Independence from Australia
• Established
24 July 2016
• Government Reformed
1 December 2017
Area
• Total
252,720 km2 (97,580 sq mi)
Population
• Estimate
185+
• Non-Citizen Residents
95
• Resident Citizens
5
• Census
185
GDP (PPP) 2019 estimate
• Total
$11,000
very high
Currency Ark
Date format dd-mm-yyyy
Drives on the left
Internet TLD .ark

Arkovia is a secessionist micronation, founded on 24 July 2016. Arkovia's goal is to focus on infrastructure, technological progression, and pragmatic politics. It is one of few nations to use a direct democracy (Arksembly), and uses other unorthodox governing systems. Arkovia's monetary system uses a fully digitial currency called Arks which is democratically controlled by Arkovia's central bank, ArkBank. It manages bank accounts, financial transactions and issues loans, purchasing equity and debt from companies and foreign nations, while also funding deficit expenditure in the government.

Arkovia does not consider itself a micronation, but rather a secessionist movement. It is not recognized by the United Nations, or Australian.

Etymology

History

Arkovia was initially established on the 24 July, as a dictatorial micronation. Arkovia reformed their government into a direct democracy with an oligarchic council which allowed previous leaders to stay in charge.

The nation planted a flag in the outback within its claim on the 6 July 2018.

Government and politics

Arksembly

The Arksembly is Arkovia's direct democracy, It is the primary power in the government. It differentiates from representative democracy (where elected leaders draft laws, plan projects and fulfill them)

Citizens directly influence the nation by creating initiatives. Initiatives are used to create, modify, cancel, fund, elect or remove:

Citizens draft legislation, plan projects and elect leaders to fulfil them.

Genesis Council

The Genesis Council is another power in Arkovia's Government, and has virtually the same powers as the Assembly, except in a restricted council.

The Genesis Council consists of Gens, who have various responsibilities:

  1. Maintain high personal integrity
  2. Maintain safety of the nation
  3. Maintain high quality activity
  4. Act in the nations best interests
  5. Act in the citizens best interests
  6. Cooperation and respect with other Gens
  7. Represent the government professionally.
  8. Make decisions for the nation's gain, not personal gain
  9. Engage in discussion and criticism of various ideas and systems
  10. Plus other responsibilities delegated by the Genesis Council
  11. Promote the nation positively internationally

Enhanced Government Institutions

Enhanced Government Institutions (EGIs) are the equivalent of public Departments or Ministries. The EGI leaders are elected through the Arksembly, or appointed by the Genesis Council. Leaders are selected based on qualification, experience, skill and vision, which forms a technocratic government, where the most qualified are selected.

Foreign Relations

Geography

General Characteristics

Arkovia mainly comprises of the Nullarbor Plains in the south, Great Victoria Desert in the center, and the Central Ranges Xeric Shrublands to the north.

Plant life is limited in the arid desert, and comprises mostly of shrub and grasses. Trees are also common in low concentrations in various areas.

Climate

File:Australia-9am-daily-humidity-average.png
Australian 9am daily humidity average

Arkovia is mainly a cool arid subtropic area with relatively similar humidity levels compared to other subtropical coastal regions in Australia. The coastal areas receive about half as much annual rainfall as Adelaide, Australia.

Biodiversity

Arkovia generally shares the same biodiversity as other arid areas in Australia, including Kangaroos and Koalas.

Economy

Arkovia lacks a real economy, and citizens fund the government through donations of the Australian dollar, which is then used by the government on various projects.

It is one of few micronations however to have a functioning currency, called Arks, or singularly, Ark. The currency is a digital currency, and is fully cashless. Transactions are done online at the national bank (ArkoviaBank) or done via cards at point-of-sale terminals. Citizens are awarded 50 Arks and a bank account when their citizenship application is approved.

Arkovia aims to establish aeroponic farms, and export food to Australia. The Government intends to construct a coal power station in late 2021, and export energy to South Australia and Western Australia.

Citizenship

Persons may apply for citizenship in Arkovia online at arkovia.com. The citizenship applications are handled by the CINVIR EGI which stands for Citizenship, Immigration, Naturalisation, Visa, Integration & Refuge.

Arkovia offers 50 Arks and a bank account when their application is approved.

Arkovia aims are to enter the Pacific Islands Forum to help relocate and integrate citizens of the Pacific islands from the sinking islands in Arkovia.

Infrastructure