Federal Republic of Baránok
| Federal Republic of Baránok EN|
Federálna republika Baránok SK
Bundesrepublik Baránok GERFegd ehle cur Úgen OBRN
Honor to Baránok!
|Official language(s)||Slovak, Baranese|
|Recognised languages||English, Old Baranese|
|Official religion(s)||secular state|
|Government||Federal parliamentary republic under a semi-direct democracy|
|- Prime Minister||Oľga Bebečková|
|- President of the Federal Assembly||M.M.|
|- Chief Justice of the Supreme Court||T.L.|
|- Type||- unicameral|
|- Number of seats||- 7|
|Established||22 April 2018|
|Area claimed||cca 10,5 km²|
|National sport||Association football|
|This micronation is a member of the UAMW.|
The Federal Republic of Baránok (more commonly Baránok or BRN, in Slovak Federálna republika Baránok, in Baranese Fedrl Republík d Barúnus) is a micronation located in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, and Romania. It has 13 citizens and area of cca 10,5 km². It was established on 22 April 2018 as Republic of Baránok by Imrich Kvajda and A.H. The capital city is Gyögiszertár, which has 6 citizens. Baránok borders with Slovakia, Tocrossia and Romania. The Federal Republic is divided on four republics, three located in Bratislava and one in Romania. Baránok is also the co-founder and member of the now-defunct Union of Western Slovakian Micronations.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Government and politics
- 4 Sports
- 5 Administrative divisions and cities
- 6 Economy
- 7 Culture
- 8 Education
- 9 Military
- 10 International rankings
- 11 Foreign relations
- 12 See also
- 13 References
- 14 Notes
Word baránok means lamb in Slovak, but the name was chosen randomly as a compromise because the founders didn't know what name they could give to the new micronation, and not because the word is of Christian symbolism. The name was chosen immediately after the establishment of the First Republic.
First Republic of Baránok (April 2018-September 2019)
On 22 April 2018, two friends named Imrich Kvajda and A.H. from Bratislava, Slovakia decided to establish their own country. They named it Baránok. Baránok was originally established just for fun and it was not meant seriously, although founders said that they want Baránok to be an independent country. Then, Kvajda elected himself on the post of President and A.H. on the post of Prime Minister. The area of Baránok was small, it was formed only by two school desks and nothing else. However, shortly after Baránok was established, it fell to inactivity, because of other things that were founders interested in. Baránok was finally inactive for the rest of 2018 and for the most part of 2019, although it was sometimes revived. This period is called First Republic of Baránok or the Dark Period because we don't know much about it.
Second Republic of Baránok (September 2019-January 2020)
On 5 September 2019, a school trip occurred where Imrich Kvajda and A.H. re-established Baránok after a long discussion about it. Then, a war named The Stone War begun after a group of pupils threw small, gravel stones" on the other group. The war was long, but luckily, no one was injured. One of the groups was named Baranese Army".
It had 10 members, including Kvajda and A.H. When the war ended, all the members of the army joined to Baránok. In general elections, government with M.B. as Prime Minister took power and Kvajda was re-elected President for the second time. In the afternoon, another three citizens joined. That ended the era of the First Republic and the Second Republic began. On 8 October 2019, Declaration of Independence was signed by 5 citizens. This day is celebrated as Independence Day. In this time, the motto Honor to Baránok! was designed by the Prime Minister M.B. It is used as Baranese motto to present day.
In November 2019, it was announced that a new parliament will be established because the old one was inactive. On 5 December 2019, first parliamentary elections were held. Socialist Party came victorious and formed a coalition with the People's Alliance and Canalization Party. On 23 December 2019, a political crisis occurred as 4 MPs left the coalition because they thought that under a Socialist government, the country will quickly turn into a dictatorship. However, the dictatorship wasn't established and the crisis ended on Christmas Eve, but early elections were announced on January. Also on the Christmas Eve, First Constitution of Baránok was made. It was handwritten and now, the original is in Baranese National Archive.
January 2020 was supposed to be an important month because parliamentary, presidential and governmental elections were supposed to be held. But on 16 January, two unexpected things happened: One Baranese citizen left the country, so there were only 12 citizens. Another citizen left to form a country named Połiak. The leadership of Baránok split into two sides: one wanted to form a federal republic or confederation with Połiak, and the second side wanted military intervention to Połiak and its annexation by Baránok.[b] However, the federalist side won and a new micronation named Połiak-Baránok was formed. The Second Republic ended.
Połiak-Baránok Federation (January-March 2020)
On 20 January 2020, Baránok joined the Połiak-Baránok Federation. There were many riots between Połiakese and Baranese people. The federation was shortlived, because after two months, on 22 and 23 March, a referendum was held about the dissolution of the Federation. It ended with 5 votes for dissolution and 2 against, and 6 people not voting, so Połiak-Baránok was dissolved.
Third Republic of Baránok (3 March 2020)
On 3 March 2020, Kvajda and A.H. said to Połiak-Baranese President S.D. that they declare the independence of Baránok from Połiak-Baránok, because they didn't like the situation in the country.[c] But then, S.D. said to Kvajda that he was appointed Prime Minister of Połiak-Baránok by him, so they quickly dissolved Baránok. We can call this short period of Baranese independence from Połiak-Baránok the Third Republic of Baránok, although it was de facto the same as the First Republic, as it had only two citizens and area of two school desks, although not on the same place as in the First Republic.
Fourth Republic of Baránok (March 2020-present day)
After announcing the dissolution of Połiak-Baránok, many Baranese people were happy that the country is independent once again. On the day of re-establishing of Baránok, temporary government of Transitional State Council took power. But it lasted another three or four days to elect the President. Finally, T.L. was elected and assumed office on 29 April with Kvajda as Deputy President. On 4th April, Kvajda was elected as President, and on 8th April, the Transitional State Council was dissolved after parliamentary election, in which T.L. became Prime Minister. Then, many reforms occurred, such as Army Reform or Economy Reform and first there governors of republics were also appointed. On 22 April, Kvajda resigned from post of President, and A.H. was elected by the Federal Assembly as new President. On 25 April, first local elections were held and on 28 April 2020, Baránok was recognized by first micronation. On 27 May, Baránok co-founded the Union of Western Slovakian Micronations. On 27 July 2020, Baranese mark replaced Euro as the official currency of the country, and became the official currency from 1 August. On 6 November 2020, the Supreme Court of Baránok was established as the highest judicial body in the country and the judges were elected on 26 November 2020. On 10 December 2020, the government of K.Č. was dissolved after protests and a coup and M.M. became the new Prime Minister, but resigned the next day and T.L. was elected to the post. In parliamentary election in January 2021, Oľga Bebečková became the first female Prime Minister of the country.
Government and politics
Baránok is a federal parliamentary republic with elements of direct democracy (like people can vote about changes in constitution), but the system is not so used as it was expected to. The highest political post in Baránok is the Prime Minister, and the President serves as the head of state. The current Prime Minister is Oľga Bebečková and the current President is A.H. The Government is divided to three branches:
- Executive: The Prime Minister and ministers
- Legislative: The Federal Assembly
- Judiciary: The Supreme Court
Currently, there are six political parties and one coalition in the Federal Republic. Politics are very popular in Baránok, as nearly all citizens participate in some of the parties. There are also plans to establish regional political parties, but were not realised to this day, as there is a lack of interest in this idea.
|Name||President||Political position||Ideology||Seats in Federal Assembly|
|Democratic Party||DP||Collective leadership||Centre-left||Social liberalism|
|Drunk and Corrupt||DaC||P.L.||Political middle||Frivolous political party|
|Safety and Sport-Social Democracy||S&S-SD||S.S.||Right-wing||Right-wing populism|
|Free Baránok||FB||K.Č.||Centre-right||Classical liberalism|
|People's Alliance||PA||A.H.||Political middle||Social liberalism|
|For decent and modern Baránok||ZSAMB||Oľga Bebečková||Centre-left||Social liberalism|
The Federal Assembly (or the FA) is the unicameral legislature of Baránok. It has 7 MPs, that are elected in elections every six months.
The President is the third-highest constitutional position in the Federal Republic and the head of state. He/She has the right to veto bills passed by the Federal Assembly. The President is elected for one year term, which is renewable once.
The Prime Minister
The Prime Minister is the highest constitutional position in Baránok. His/Her rights are unspecified, but although, it's the person with the most authority in Baránok.
The President of the Federal Assembly
The President of the Federal Assembly is the second-highest constitutional position in the country. He/She leads the Federal Assembly. Currently, M.M. is the President of the FA. The deputy of the President is the Deputy President. This post belongs to the opposition but is currently vacant.
The Supreme Court of Baránok is the highest judicial body in the country. It is composed of 3 Judges. One of these is the Chief Justice. The terms of the judges are unknown.
The Chief Justice
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is the head of the Court and thus has the biggest authority from the Judges.
Sports are very popular in Baránok. National sport of Baránok is association football. It is played by the majority of the population. Basketball, cycling, judo, floorball and many other sports are also practised.
Administrative divisions and cities
Baránok is divided into 4 republics: Republic of School, Republic of New Pennsylvania, Republic of Ada Island and Republic of Riparian Woodlands, from which the fourth is biggest. There are only two cities in Baránok: Gyögiszertár (the capital) and Goji.
|Republic of School||March 2020||Oľga Bebečková|
|Republic of New Pennsylvania||March 2020[d]||T.L.|
|Republic of Riparian Woodlands||March 2020||S.S.|
|Republic of Ada Island||17 July 2020||K.Č.|
|Gyögiszertár||5 September 2019[e]||T.L.|
|Goji||April 2020||Imrich Kvajda|
Baranese economy is not very progressive. In fact, Baránok lives from creating newspapers (like Baranese Telegraph), or from the production of ballots. There are also some companies (mostly government-owned), like Baranese Airlines or TV Baránok. Also, there are three banks in Baránok: National, "The Bank of Three Pigs",[f] and private-owned Bertold Bank. The currency of Baránok is the Baranese mark.
Baránok has no national dish, but some of the favourite foods are for example french fries or pancakes, or pizza, which is one of the most eaten dishes in Baránok. Cola (or the Czechoslovak variant of it, Kofola) is considered to be the national drink.
The most favourite music in Baránok is electronic and pop music, some of the population also likes rock music or metal music. Some notable Baranese music bands or musical artists are alternative rock band Cow on Curry or DJ Vemeno.
Cinematography and TV
In the history of Baránok, nearly no movies or documentaries were filmed, only a few, like a documentary named "Interview with I. Kvajda", but there are plans to film some new. TV Baránok and TV HNOJ are the two main broadcasters in the country.
There were not many media in the history of Baránok, but some historical examples include Political or Word of Baránok. The only currently active media in the country is the Baranese Telegraph.
The two official languages of Baránok are Slovak and Baranese. Old Baranese and English are also used. Most people in Baránok speak Slovak.
The Constitution says that Baránok is a secular state with freedom of religion and people can profess one or more religion. Most of Baranese people are Atheist. Other religions include Christianity or Breadism.
Baránok has only one school, the University of Gyögiszertár, so we can say that the education system is not so developed in the country. The Ministry of Citizens takes care of education.
The military of Baránok (or Armed Forces of Baránok) is relatively big, as it has cca. 8 members from 13 citizens. It is divided on three branches: the land branch (the Army), the Navy, and the Air Forces. The Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces is President, currently A.H.
- Democracy Index: 8.1-Very high (2020)
- Freayth's system of classification: 4-High (2020)
- CGSC: 2.6-Average (2020)
Baránok has developed foreign relations with two micronations. The Ministry of Defence takes care of foreign relations. Baránok is currently a member of two organizations: UWSM, which Baránok co-founded, and the Union Against Micronational War.
- Kvajda, Imrich. "Baránok expanding territory to Romania". Baranese Telegraph. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
- Kvajda, Imrich. "Minutes from the 2020 Presidental Elections". Baranese Telegraph. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
- Kvajda, Imrich. "Parliamentary elections-CDA Wins". Baranese Telegraph. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
- Kvajda, Imrich. "President resigns from his office after criticism". Baranese Telegraph. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
- Kvajda, Imrich. "Minutes from the Presidential Elections". Baranese Telegraph. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
- Kvajda, Imrich. "New President assumes office+profile". Baranese Telegraph. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
- Kvajda, Imrich. "Baránok and Pinang signed treaty about recognition". Baranese Telegraph. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
- Kvajda, Imrich. "New currency of Baránok-The mark". Baranese Telegraph. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
- Kvajda, Imrich. "Creation of the Supreme Court approved". Baranese Telegraph. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
- Kvajda, Imrich. "Judicial election: Full results". Baranese Telegraph. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
- Romanian territory is not on the map.
- Especially the Minister of Defence S.S., who hadn't good relations with Połiaks.
- There was a political crisis in Połiak-Baránok.
- As Republic of Vineyards.
- As School Ave.
- It is called like that because the money is in three piggy banks.