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Republic of Aswington
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|Republic of Aswington|
Motto: Unity and Freedom
|Government||Unitary semi-parliamentary republic|
|Independence from the Popular Union of Occitania|
|28 October 2018|
|Time zone||VST (UTC−4)|
|Drives on the||right|
Aswington, officially the Republic of Aswington (Spanish: República de Aswington) is a self-declared independent state, commonly qualified to a micronation by foreign observers. It is located in the Carabobo state, north of Venezuela.
Aswington was founded on 3 May 2017 as an autonomous republic in the Popular Union of Occitania. Several months later, on 28 October 2018, following the dissolution of the Union, Aswington became an independent republic.
The executive power is exercised by the government, the legislative power is exercised by the National Assembly, while the judicial power is exercised by the Supreme Court. The latter power is independent of the executive and legislative powers.
The legislature is the National Assembly, which consists of 10 seats. Its members are elected through electoral lists and assigned through the D'hondt system. It is responsible for the drafting and promulgation of laws or decrees.
The judicial power is constituted by the Supreme Court. It is responsible for conducting trials and issuing judicial sentences. Currently, Leonnor Smith is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Foreign relations and foreign affairs are run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The country has embassies in other macronations. There are currently two, one located in the United States and one in the Netherlands.
The Aswington Defence Army is the main armed forces in the country. It has a land and air branch. It is composed of few volunteers.
|1 January||New Year's Day|
|8 March||International Woman's Day|
|1 May||International Worker's Day|
|3 May||Day of the Foundation of the Republic|
|28 October||Independence Day|
|25 December||Christmas Day|
|31 December||New Year's Eve|
There are few media outlets in Aswington, which are all state-owned. Aswington News Agency is the principal main source of news about the country, while The Republic is a newspaper that covers local and international news.
The country has progressively taken an interest in sports.
|Aswington Arena||Armapat||Checkers 8x8|
|Armapat Checkers Center||Armapat||Checkers 6x6|
|Commonwealth Chess Room||Armapat||Chess|
|Friendship Chess Arena||Armapat||Chess|