Republic of Aswington

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Republic of Aswington
Flag of Republic of Aswington
Flag
Coat of arms of Republic of Aswington
Coat of arms
Motto: "Unity, Progress and Peace for our Nation"
Anthem: "State Anthem of the Republic"
Aswington location map.png
CapitalGyumurat
Official languagesEnglish
Spanish
Demonym(s)Aswingtonian
GovernmentFederal presidential republic
Juan Cisneros
Sander Koff
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence 
• Independence
28 October 2018
CurrencyManat
Time zoneUTC−4 (VST)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Calling code+58


The Republic of Aswington (Spanish: República de Aswington), sometimes known simply as Aswington, is an autonomous geographical entity that claims independence, but is usually referred to as a micronation by outside observers. It is classified as a hybrid micronation since it exists in both physical and virtual form. It is physically located in Carabobo State, Venezuela.

History

On 3 May 2017, Aswington was established as the Republic of Tagtabazar, one of the three autonomous republics that comprised the Popular Union of Occitania. It enjoyed complete autonomy in all areas except military and diplomatic issues, which were under the control of the central government.

However, on 28 October 2018, the union was dissolved. As a result of this circumstance, the erstwhile autonomous republic created a temporary administration, ensuring its survival while also gaining de facto independence. Following the presidential elections conducted in January 2019, the interim government was dissolved. The country was renamed to its current name in July of the same year.

On 30 July 2020, the Constitution comes into force, which was amended almost two years later.

Politics and government

Constitution

According to the Constitution, the country is a democratic, secular and independent republic, whose government takes the form of a presidential system.

Powers

Executive

The executive branch is headed by a president, who is the head of state and government, in addition to being the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. In addition to the president, the executive branch includes the vice president and the members of the Council of Ministers.

The president is directly elected by the people for a two-year term, with the possibility of being reelected for additional terms.

Legislative

The legislative branch is held by the National Assembly, a unicameral parliament. Its members are elected by the people for two-year terms.

Judicial

Political parties and elections

Aswington has a multi-party system since his foundation. Citizens have the right to form political parties or political movements, as well as to be a member of a political party.

The Electoral Council is in charge of the organization and the realization of the elections in the country. It is also in charge of the registration and legalization of new political parties.

Foreign Affairs

Foreign relations are run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The country maintains a policy of diplomatic neutrality, without taking sides, similar to countries such as Switzerland or Turkmenistan, and sometimes calling for reconciliation between the parties in conflict. However, at some times, the country took positions on certain issues.

The country is a member of the Micronational Olympic Federation and the Union Against Micronational War. The country is an observer member of the Cupertino Alliance.

Geography and Climate

Territorial Organization

According to the Constitution, it is determined that the country will be divided into regions and subdivided into districts.

Political divisions

Name Flag Emblem
Federal Region
Gyumurat Flag of Gyumurat Region.png Coat of arms of the Gyumurat Region.png
Region
Adgakh Steperyan flag.png Coat of arms of the Adgakh Region.png
Jermadzor Flag of Jermadzor.png Coat of arms of the Jermadzor Region.png

Economy

The economy of the nation is still undeveloped.

The manat is the country's official currency, and is regulated by the Central Bank of the Republic,

The Ministry of Economy and Finance, in partnership with the Central Bank of the Republic, is in control of monetary policy. Nonetheless, the majority of the country's trade is conducted in foreign currencies.

Demographics

Religion

According to the Constitution, the state respects freedom of religion and worship, therefore, any citizen may profess any religion without any kind of impediment.

Language

The official languages of the country are English and Spanish, according to the Constitution, and the country is thus classified as a bilingual nation. Also, ethnic minorities' languages are recognised. Citizens primarily utilise English as their primary language of communication.

Culture

National symbols

Literature and arts

Holidays

Date Event Description
1 January New Year's Day The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar.
27 January Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorates the victims of the Holocaust. It also commemorates the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Soviet forces in 1945.
1 May International Workers Day
9 May Victory Day It commemorates the surrender of Nazi Germany to Soviet forces.
22 October Independence Day

Sports

Name Location Sport
National Checkers Arena Gyumurat Checkers
Gyumurat Chess Stadium Gyumurat Chess
Jerdmazor Stadium Jermadzor Tic-tac-toe

Media

According to the Constitution, the state ensures respect for freedom of the press, opinion, and speech. There are only a few media outlets, all of which are state-run. The state news agency, Aswington News Agency, is the country's primary news source. Aswington Radio Television, a national broadcaster, is in charge of the country's state-owned radio and television.

Newspapers

There are two newspapers whose publications are very irregular, and both are state-owned. Respublika, is a newspaper that covers local and international news, while Dunyo Ovozi is a newspaper that covers exclusively international news.

References

External links

See also