Ashukov Federation

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Ashukov Federation
Ашуковски Фэдэрация (Ashukov)
Ομοσπονδία του Ασουκόβο (Greek)
Ашуковская Федерация (Russian)
Flag of Ashukovo.png
Flag
Coat of Arms of Ashukovo.png
Emblem

National Map Ashukovo1.png
Location of Districts in Europe
National Anthem:
Song of the Ashukovs
Motto:
Deus Vult (Latin)
God wills it
Capital Mladorossija COA.png City of Mladorossija

Official languages Ashukov, English, Russian, Greek

Religion Ashukov Orthodox Christianity

Denomyn Ashukov

Government Federal Presidential Constitutional Republic
President Jacob Huff
Vice-President Edward Jacobs
Supreme Judge Nathan Ford

Legislature Council of the Federation
-Type Bicameral
Upper Seats 3
Lower Seats 5

Established
- Constitution ratified 24 May 2013
– Formation 25 May 2013
– Tsardom of Ashukovo 11 October 2014
– Second Ashukov Federation 29 January 2017

Area claimed TBA m2

Population Pending census

Currency Ashukov denar (Ѥ)

Patron Saint St. Constantine

Time zone UTC+2

Drives on the Right

Date formats Gregorian calendar
dd/mm/yyyyy


Ashukovo, officially the Ashukov Federation (Russian: Ashukovskaya Federatsiya; Ашуковская Федерация, Ashukov: Ashukovski Federatsiya; Ашуковски Фэдэрация, Greek: Omospondia tou Asoukovo; Ομοσπονδία του Ασουκόβο) is a self-declared independent nation-state, commonly referred to as a micronation by external observers, with multiple claims across in Europe. It is governed as a federation of three states, officially known as districts: Akebar, Mouzilo and Saint Constantine.

The Ashukov Federation is a federated state and a constitutional semi-presidential democratic republic with a President, Jacob Huff and administered by a parliament known as the Federal Assembly. While the laws of the states are subordinate to federal law, the federal government does not have any regulations on the means for administering states and as such the states all have their own unique system of governance. It is regarded as a major inter-micronational diplomatic power and a leading cultural and political power in Europe and America.

Ashukovo, with a mixed market capitalist economy, ranks as having a high level of income equality. It is frequently ranked as a happy and lowly corrupt nation. The national language, Ashukov, is closely related to Old Church Slavonic, Old Eastern Slavonic, Russian, and Serbian, due to Ashukovo's predominantly Slavic culture. Ashukovo is a member of the Amagerian Union, and the Saint Josephsburg Economic Pact. Ashukovo is the only surviving successor to the now defunct Confederation of Amager, of which many prominent Ashukovs were dedicated citizens. As such, Ashukov politics are highly Amatine-inspired.

The Ashukov Federation is a "Fifth World" micronation with the top score of 12 under the Boodlesmythe-Tallini System, and scores 4.4 on the Categoric-Gradial/Linden's (Revised) System.

Etymology

The name Ashukovo comes from a town in Ryazanskaya Oblast, Russia.[1]

History

Amager

Flag of Amager.

Havnesgade-Amager was proposed by Luke Albertschine on 1 June, 2011 and work began on forming the micronation the following day with Albertschine becoming the de facto leader. Havnesgade-Amager gained a presence within the MicroWiki community after Albertschine joined MicroWiki and created an article on the micronation on the 7 October, 2011.

After federalization, several nations joined Saint Luke and Amager, including Libereco, Saint Luke, Akharnes, and Luciana. This led to an increased level of democracy and allowed for the 2013 elections to take place. The elected Albertschine government held the confidence of the nation, with a 87% approval rating and a strong national government creating many projects.

Amager’s status in the St.Charlian Commonwealth was also cemented, with approval unanimous in voters. Amager began to progress, and in late 2012, marriage for LGBT couples and complete secularism was achieved through legislation proposed by Leon Simpson.

Febuary 2013 saw Montania and Doshevika admitted as constituents, and the secession of Wick from the federation. First Minister Grant responded to these changes by calling for new elections, leading to a coalition government.

First Minister Grant resigned from his position a few weeks later, citing his support for the Hobartstown and Victoria independence movement, which left him incapable of fulfilling his duties. Leon Simpson succeeded him to the position that same day, holding an extraordinary session of the Federal Assembly the next day. He announced plans for the fourth constitution in the history of Amager, and appointed an interim Federal Council until the constitution could be approved.

On 30 March 2013 Amager left the St.Charlian Commonwealth, Hobartstown and Victoria seceded and the Fourth Constitution of Amager was unanimously approved. Leon Simpson was elected President and Joseph Kennedy appointed Prime Minister. Days later, Amager was dissolved by the Federal Assembly following Doshevika stating their desire for secession.

Establishment

Talks on the formation of a Federation were held by Joseph Kennedy and Edward Jacobs soon after the dissolution of the Confederation of Amager. It was decided that the culture of the Federation should be based around the Slavic cultures of Europe, which both Jacobs and Kennedy admired. Soon after Ashukovo was announced, Dradelia and Dorién stated their intentions to join. The Federation was formed on 25 May 2013, after the Dradelian Parliament became the last of the legislatures of the four aspiring member States to approve the constitution. Joseph Kennedy was elected the first President of the Federation soon after.

Development and growth

After Joseph Kennedy's inauguration on 25 May, he appointed the Prime Minister, the Supreme Court, and the Council of Ministers. Soon after establishment, Akharnes revoked its GUM membership and Ashukovo became a member of the GUM. After the dissolution of Saint Edward and Zealand on 27 May 2013, the Federal Assembly established honorary citizenship and declared Theledir the Wight, former Prince of Saint Edward and Zealand, an Honorary citizen of the Ashukov Federation. On 31 May, the Republic of Aetos joined the Federation.

On 2 June 2013, Ashukovo entered into its first treaty with the Realm under Freyja. A treaty with the Union of Libereco soon followed on June 11. On June 12, 2013, the Republic of Dorien became the Kasimovian Confederation.

On 1 July, Rilgar Ompastre resigned as Prime Minister. President Kennedy called an extraordinary session of the Federal Assembly together, where Kennedy appointed a new Prime Minister on the advice of the Assembly. Edward Jacobs was appointed new Prime Minister. Jacobs soon resigned from his office as Supreme Judge. The Jacobs Cabinet was soon appointed. On 12 July, the Republic of Dradelia dissolved and its government members moved to the Republic of Akebar. On 28 August, the Republic of Cvetosadovo joined the Federation and the Republic of Akebar seceded.

Cvetosadov Crisis

On 12 October 2013, Cvetosadovo threatened secession on the grounds that the federal government was "fascistic." The author of this claim was Cvetosadov politician Svetlana Pavlović. It was later discovered after negotiations between Federal President Jacobs and Federal Prime Minister Kennedy with the Cvetosadov President Zoran Illic that an undisclosed foreign national had told him that the Federal Prime Minister had mocked him and the Cvetosadov people in private. This was later proven to be false, and Cvetosadovo did not secede.

Post-Kennedy Era

On 3 November 2013, the Ashukov government granted independence to the people of Cvetosadovo, per their request. Following their secession was a short period of relative peace, but on 25 October, Prime Minister Joseph Kennedy went on political leave for personal reasons; Deputy Prime Minister Richard Cunningham fulfilled his duties in his absence. Then finally, on 13 November, Kennedy resigned as Prime Minister. Following brief consultation with the Federal Assembly, President Jacobs appointed Sebastian Schriber of the People's Minarchist Front to the office of Prime Minister, making him the first non-Orthodox or Labour to hold the office. The early days of his term were marked with controversy after he attempted to ban Scientology. The bill was shot down by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional, citing Article 104 of the Constitution.

In December 2013, Montania became an Ashukov Federal Territory after Joseph Kennedy announced his temporary leave from micronationalism. As a result, the Labour Party was dissolved. On December 14 2013, Carpathia was admitted into the Federation and was granted Special Cultural Status, followed by the Democratic Republic of Mouzilo, which joined the Federation on the next day.

Kennedy's Return

On January 3 2014, Montania was readmitted as a state (now known as the Principality of Montania) and Joseph Kennedy returned to Ashukov politics. Kennedy became Montania's first Prince. Kennedy joined fellow Montanian and former Federal Deputy Prime Minister Richard Cunningham in establishing the National Party of Ashukovo, which joined a coalition with the Orthodox Party and Green Party known as United Ashukovo.

Schriber's Term

Soon after Kennedy's return, then Prime Minister Sebastian Schriber led the United Ashukovo coalition to electoral victory, with Schriber becoming third President of the Federation. The new government was formed, with Nathan Ford at the helm as fifth Prime Minister. Schriber's term has been marked by the most active Federal Assembly, with nearly twenty acts being passed in just four months. These acts include the Federal Holidays Act 2014, which established national holidays, the Presidential Act 2014, which established the Council of State and created the Presidential Standard, and the Constitutional Amendment XIV, which expanded the Presidential term from four months to six months. One act in particular, the Political Parties Act 2014, resulted in the Green Party merging with the Orthodox Party and the Honor Party merging with the National Party.

Another characteristic of Scriber's term has been a cultural renaissance, with the complete reformation of the Ashukov language and the addition of Amagerian culture to daily lifes. This renaissance can be attributed to Emmanuel Tsompanoglou, the new Minister of Culture, Minister of Sports and Recreation, and head of the Ashukov Language Institute of the University of Ashukovo.

Yet another feature of Schriber's term has been an increase in diplomacy and Ashukov diplomatic influence. Joseph Kennedy was elected Supreme Judge of the GUM, while Edward Jacobs became the GUM Secretary of the Advancement Council, and numerous treaties and other form of recognition were signed with significant nations such as Austenasia and St. Charlie. This can be attributed to Joseph Kennedy, longest serving Foreign Minister in Ashukov history at that time.

Huff's Term

On 1 May 2014, President Schriber dissolved the House of Territories to prepare for elections. The United Ashukovo coalition maintained its parliamentary majority, beating out the Social Patriotic Party and independents. Then, on 5 May, the fourth Ashukov Presidential Elections took place. Jacob Huff of the United Ashukovo coalition beat Emmanuel Tsompanoglou of the Social Patriots, and was inaugurated on 18 May. He soon appointed Joseph Kennedy his Prime Minister, making him the first person to hold the office twice (albeit non-consecutively).

On 5 June 2014, the District of Laru was absorbed by the Ashukov Federal Territory of Dradelia and was thereby revoked of its Capital City status. The District of Mladorossija, formerly an Akharnian city, was chosen to be the new Federal District.

On 4 August 2014, the Federal Assembly Act 2014 was passed, establishing the office of Speaker of the House of Delegates and revoking the Prime Minister of his presiding duties in the Federal Assembly.

The Tsardom

After a brief period of inactivity, Ashukovo abandoned its federal system and moved on to a constitutional monarchy. On 11 October 11, 2014 the most politically active citizen at that time Manolis Tsompanoglou was crowned Tsar under the name of Emmanuel I. However, this did not improve the overall situation, as the Kosnickij Cabinet failed to demonstrate any significance both in and outside the country. Shortly, as a result, the Tsardom fell into inactivity. Even though no official statement has ever been released, the Ashukov Tsardom has been de facto inoperative for over 2 years.

Rebirth

On January 29, 2017 former President Edward Jacobs issued a proclamation on Ashukov statehood and unilaterally took the office of President. A temporary government has been formed, consisting of the newly-created office of Vice President (which came to replace the Prime Minister) and a Federal Council (later renamed back to the Federal Assembly). Several former Ashukovs, as well as new micronationalists took part in the revival of the nation.

Edward Jacobs' term was marked with several events, including major reforms in the political system, creation of a two chamber legistalture, accession to the GUM, signature of over a dozen of treaties, annexation of Akebar, among others. The specificity of this government was a fundamentally new, bipartisan approach to internal politics and more efficient task implementation within the executive and legislative bodies.

On May 19, 2017 Jacobs announced, that albeit not elected, he will respect the Presidential term duration of six months, and would not seek re-election, as his "job in reviving the Federation was successfully completed".

On June 18, 2017 Jacob Huff of the National Liberty Party won the Presidential election.

Politics and government


Political parties

Party Name Logo Short name Leader Ideology Position Colors Seats
CM HT FA
National Liberty Party NLP Ashukovo.png National Liberty NLP Jacob Huff Liberal conservatism center-right blue
1 / 3
2 / 6
Conservative Party Conservative Party of Ashukovo Logo long.png Conservative CP Manolis Afentoulis right gold
2 / 3
3 / 6

Foreign relations

Main Article: Foreign relations of the Ashukov Federation

The Ashukov Federation implements foreign relations and defines foreign policy through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry is responsible for signing treaties which are later ratified by the House of Territories.

At the time of the collapse of the last incarnation of a continuously active Ashukovo, the Tsardom of Ashukovo enjoyed full diplomatic relations with 13 states, informal relations with 3, and recognised all members of the United Nations, the GUM, and the Community for Democracy and Rights of Nations. The current Federation first engaged in diplomacy on February 2017 through the recognition of or the establishment of relations with other states, as defined by the 001 Presidential Decree of 2017. Currently, the Federation is in formal relations with 8 states.

In addition, Ashukovo is also a member of the Grand Unified Micronational and the Saint Josephsburg Economic Pact - of which it was a founder - and enjoys perfect relations with all of their member states.

Economy

Logo of AshuTech, which provides technological services for the Ashukov Government, regional governments, and foreign governments. It is a division of AshuTech.

Ashukovo has a mixed-market capitalist economy. Most, if not all, Ashukovs are lower-middle class to upper-middle class. There is very little income inequality. Major private Ashukov businesses include the Ashukov Technological Company (commonly referred to as AshuTech) and its subsidiary Logoncept, the Ashukov Broadcasting Corporation, and ICARUS.

The de jure currency of Ashukovo is the Denar, which is regulated by the Ashukov Central Bank. The Chairman of the ACB is Emmanuel Tsompanoglou. As of early 2014 the Home Ministry, led my Sebastian Schriber, begun activity in its economic duties. He announced the creation of the Federal Revenue and Customs, controlling a number of things from taxes to immigration. He outlined that along with export tariffs they will focus on putting value to the Denar, negotiating state budgets and allocating money to different nations within the Ashukov Federation. These improvements have been made to "spring board" the Ashukov economy into one of the most developed and successful seen in micronationalism. As well as this, the St. Josephburg Economic Agreement has been developed with Ashukovo's allies, working closely with them to create special trade and diplomatic agreements.

Demographics


Geography

As Ashukovo is a transcontinental nation, its climate varies from Federal Subject to Federal Subject. The city of Mladorossija in District of Saint Constantine is the former Capital of the Federation and still considered as the cultural center of the Federation. It has a humid continental climate.

Climate data for Mladorossija, SC, Ashukovo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.6
(47.5)
8.3
(46.9)
19.7
(67.5)
28.9
(84)
33.2
(91.8)
34.9
(94.8)
38.2
(100.8)
37.3
(99.1)
32.3
(90.1)
24.0
(75.2)
16.2
(61.2)
9.6
(49.3)
38.2
(100.8)
Average high °C (°F) −4.0
(25)
−3.7
(25.3)
2.6
(36.7)
11.3
(52.3)
18.6
(65.5)
22.0
(71.6)
24.3
(75.7)
21.9
(71.4)
15.7
(60.3)
8.7
(47.7)
0.9
(33.6)
−3.0
(27)
9.6
(49.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −6.5
(20.3)
−6.7
(19.9)
−1.0
(30)
6.7
(44.1)
13.2
(55.8)
17.0
(62.6)
19.2
(66.6)
17.0
(62.6)
11.3
(52.3)
5.6
(42.1)
−1.2
(29.8)
−5.2
(22.6)
5.8
(42.4)
Average low °C (°F) −9.1
(15.6)
−9.8
(14.4)
−4.4
(24.1)
2.2
(36)
7.7
(45.9)
12.1
(53.8)
14.4
(57.9)
12.5
(54.5)
7.4
(45.3)
2.7
(36.9)
−3.3
(26.1)
−7.6
(18.3)
2.1
(35.8)
Record low °C (°F) −42.2
(-44)
−38.2
(-36.8)
−32.4
(-26.3)
−21.0
(-6)
−7.5
(18.5)
−2.3
(27.9)
1.3
(34.3)
−1.2
(29.8)
−8.5
(16.7)
−16.1
(3)
−32.8
(-27)
−38.8
(-37.8)
−42.2
(-44)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 52
(2.05)
41
(1.61)
35
(1.38)
37
(1.46)
49
(1.93)
80
(3.15)
85
(3.35)
82
(3.23)
68
(2.68)
71
(2.8)
55
(2.17)
52
(2.05)
707
(27.83)
Average relative humidity (%) 83 80 74 67 64 70 74 77 81 81 84 85 76.7
Average rainy days 0.8 0.7 3 9 13 14 15 15 15 12 6 2 105.5
Average snowy days 18 15 9 1 0.1 0 0 0 0.1 2 10 17 72.2
Sunshine hours 33 72 128 170 265 279 271 238 147 78 32 18 1,731
Source: [2] [3] [4][5]

States and Federal departments

Ashukovo is a federation of three entities, also called districts, who are guaranteed numerous rights outlined in the Constitution.

Districts of the Ashukov Federation
Flag and coat of arms Name and abbreviation Capital Admission Population (2017) Governor Location
Flag of Saint Constantine.png
Seal of Saint Constantine.png
District of Saint Constantine SC Mladorossija COA.png Mladorossija 25 May 2013 (founder) 7   Jacob Huff Paris Ashukov District locations.png
MouziloFlag.png Coat of Arms of the District of Mouzilo.png District of Mouzilo MZ Seal of Hagiopolis.png Hagiopolis 15 December 2013 6   Emmanuel Afentoulis Athens; Mouzilo
Flag of Akebar.png Coat of Arms of the District of Akebar.png District of Akebar AK Akebar Cotts CoA.png Akebar Cotts 18 May 2017 1   Robert Garside Akebar
Color key
Party affiliation
  Orthodox Party   Conservative Party

Culture

Ashukov culture is considered a branch of the Slavic cultures of Europe. However, since January 2017 Ashukovo's culture has been based more around Eastern Orthodoxy (especially that of Greek and Russian influences).

The Ashukov language is currently being developed by the Ministry of Culture.

Media

Ashukovo has two major newspapers, the "Ašukovski Vesti – Ашуковски Вэсти" and the "Mirolian Times". Other print media include the "Faces" magazine and the "Mouzeliot Tribune". Visual media is dominated by the Ashukov Broadcasting Corporation, abbreviated ABC and stylized abc, which operates online and airs news programs and re-runs of foreign material.

External Links

References