Republic of Aswington

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Republic of Aswington
Motto: Peace and Prosperity
CapitalArmapat
Official languagesSpanish
English
DemonymAswingtonian
GovernmentUnitary federal semi-parliamentary republic
Juan Cisneros
Aydan Dillon
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence from the Popular Union of Occitania
• Independence
28 October 2018
CurrencyManat
Time zoneVST (UTC−4)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Calling code+58

The Republic of Aswington (Spanish: República de Aswington), simply known as Aswington, is an autonomous territorial entity which claims to be a independent state, but is commonly referred to as a micronation by foreign observers.

History

Aswington was founded as the Republic of Tagtabazar on May 3, 2017, as one of the three autonomous republics that constituted the Popular Union of Occitania. It had autonomy in all sectors, except for military and diplomatic affairs, which fell to the central government.

However, on October 28, 2018, the union was dissolved. As a result of this situation, a provisional government was formed in the former autonomous republic, guaranteeing its existence and at the same time, obtaining de facto independence. The provisional government was subsequently dissolved, following the presidential elections held in January 2019. In July of the same year, the nation was renamed to its current name.

Government and Politics

According to the Constitution, a semi-presidential republic is established as a form of government. The President of the Republic is the head of state, while the Prime Minister is the head of government. The President is elected in universal, direct and secret elections, for a period of two years and may be reelected consecutively. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister is elected by the majority of the members of the National Assembly, in an ordinary session.

The National Assembly is the legislative branch of the government of Aswington. The functions of the parliament are the discussion, approval and drafting of laws, as well as the appointment or removal of the Prime Minister and other officials established by law.

The Supreme Court is the highest court in country, and is responsible for the judicial affairs. Its members are elected by a simple majority of the members of the National Assembly. Its function is to exercise judicial procedures in administrative, civil or criminal cases.

Ministries

Elections and Political parties

Foreign Affairs

Map of embassies or diplomatic offices in Aswington.

Foreign relations and foreign affairs are run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The country has diplomatic missions or embassies in other macronations and micronations. Currently, the country has three embassies in the world.

The country maintains a policy of diplomatic neutrality, without taking sides and sometimes calling for reconciliation between the parties in conflict. However, there are few exceptions, such as supporting Artsakh in middle of ongoing conflict bewteen Armenia and Azerbaijan.

The country is a member of three organizations, such as the Cupertino Alliance, the Micronational Olympic Federation, and the Union Against Micronational War.

Geography and Climate

Political divisions

According to the Constitution, the national territory is divided into three categories:

  • Autonomous Region: Administrative division that has autonomy in all sectors, except for the military and diplomatic sector. It has its own constitution and its own national identity. It is administered by a Chairman of the Government, elected by popular vote.
  • Region: Administrative division with some degree of autonomy. It has its own local laws. It is administered by a local Chairman, elected by popular vote.
  • District: Administrative division that does not have autonomy and is administered by the local government.

The changes and modifications of the administrative districts fall by decision of the members of the National Assembly and ratified or denied by the members of the Supreme Court.

List of Political divisions

Name Flag Emblem Chairman Population
Autonomous Region
Steperyan Steperyan flag.png Logan Ross
Region
Armapat Flag of Armapat.png Juan Cisneros
Agdik Flag of Agdik.png Max Stenner

Climate

Demographics

Religion

Language

The official languages of the country are English and Spanish.

Culture

Public Holidays

Date Holiday
January 1 New Year's Day
February / March Carnival
March 8 Women's Day
March / April Easter Day
May 1 Labour Day
May 3 Foundation Day
June 28 Pride Day
July 30 Constitution Day
October 28 Independence Day
December 25 Christmas
December 31 New Years Eve

Sports

The country has progressively taken an interest in sports. By decree, an Olympic Committee was established, which administers the country's sports federations. In turn, it is undertaken in the creation of e-venues, to host future events in the country.

Name Location Sport
National Checkers Arena Armapat Checkers
Armapat Chess Stadium Armapat Chess
Tic-Tac-Toe Stadium Armapat Tic-tac-toe

Media

The Constitution guarantees freedom of the press and freedom of expression in the country. There are currently few media outlets in the country and they are all administered by the state. Aswington News Agency is the only domestic news agency.

Newspapers

There is only one government-run newspaper, whose publication is irregular.

List of newspapers

See also