Federal Republic of Baránok

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Federal Republic of Baránok EN

Federálna republika Baránok SK
Fedrl Republík d Barúnus BRN
Federální republika Baránok CS

Bundesrepublik Baránok GER

Fegd ehle cur Úgen OBRN



Baránokflagnew.pngBaránokcoat of arms.jpeg

Motto
Honor to Baránok!
Anthem
Our motherland

Bratislava, Slovakia
Location of Baránok within Europe[a]
Location of Baránok within Slovakia

Capital cityGyögiszertár
Largest cityGyögiszertár
Official language(s)Slovak, Baranese
Recognised languagesEnglish, Old Baranese
Official religion(s)secular state
Short nameBaránok
DemonymBaranese
GovernmentFederal parliamentary republic under a semi-direct democracy
- PresidentA.H.
- Prime MinisterK.Č.
LegislatureFederal Assembly
- Type - unicameral
- Number of seats - 7
EstablishedApril 2018
Area claimedcca 10,5 km²
Population12
CurrencyBaranese mark
HDIvery high
Time zoneUTC+1
RIS 002 codeBRN
Internet TLD.brn
National sportAssociation football
National drinkCola
National animalDog
This micronation is the co-founder and member of the UWSM.

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 12 citizens and area of cca 10,5 km². It was established in 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.[1] 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 Union of Western Slovakian Micronations.

Etymology

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.

History

First Republic of Baránok (April 2018-September 2019)

Around 20 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 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 long discussion about it. Then, a war named The Stone War begun after 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".

Location of Stone War on Pekná Cesta, Bratislava, Slovakia

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 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.

Declaration of Independence, signed on 8 October 2019

In November 2019, it was announced that 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 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 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.

The first Baranese Constitution

January 2020 was supposed to be an important month, because parliamentary, presidential and government 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 on 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. Second Republic ended.

The original Baranese flag, drawn by hand. There was also a fish on it, but was removed as the Fourth Republic was established.

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 dissolution of the Federation. It ended with 5 votes for dissolution and 2 against, and 6 people not voting.

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 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.

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[2], and on 8th April, the Transitional State Council was dissolved after parliamentary election, in which T.L. became Prime Minister[3]. 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 as President by Federal Assembly as new President. On 25 April, first local elections were held and on 28 April 2020, Baránok was recognized by first micronation[4]. 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[5].

Government and politics

Baránok is a federal parliamentary republic with elements of direct democracy (like people can vote about changes in constitution). The highest political post in Baránok is the Prime Minister, and the President serves as the head of state. The current Prime Minister is K.Č. and the current President is A.H.

Political parties

Currently, there are six political parties in the Federal Republic. Politics are very popular in Baránok, as all of citizens participate in some of the parties. There are also plans to establish regional political parties, but were not realised to this day.

Name President Political position Ideology Seats in Federal Assembly
Liberal Party Liberal T.L. Centre to centre-left Classical liberalism
1 / 7
Drunk and Corrupt DaC P.L. Political middle Frivolous political party
2 / 7
Safety and Sport-Social Democracy S&S-SD S.S. Right-wing Right-wing populism
0 / 7
Free Baránok FB K.Č. Centre-right Classical liberalism
2 / 7
Social Democratic Party SDPB Imrich Kvajda Centre-left Social democracy
1 / 7
People's Alliance PA A.H. Political middle Social liberalism
0 / 7

Federal Assembly

The Federal Assembly is the unicameral legislature of Baránok. It has 7 MPs, that are elected in elections every six months.

The President

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 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.B. is the President of the FA. The deputy of the President is the Deputy President, the post that is vacant for 4 months,  7 days.

Sports

Sports are very popular in Baránok. National sport of Baránok is association football. It is played by majority of the population. Basketball, cycling, judo, floorball and many other sports are also practised.

Administrative divisions and cities

Baránok is divided on 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.

Economy

Baranese economy is very progressive. In fact, Baránok lives from creating newspapers (like Baranese Telegraph), or from production of ballots. There are also some companies (mostly government-owned), like Baranese Airlines or TV Baránok. Also, there are two banks in Baránok: National and "The Bank of Three Pigs".[d] The currency of Baránok is the Baranese mark.

Culture

The Baránokball, made by Tomáš Falešník

Cousine

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 is considered to be the national drink.

Music

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, both inactive currently.

Cinematography

In the history of Baránok, nearly no movies or documentaries were filmed, only few, like a documentary named "Interview with I. Kvajda", but there are plans to film some new.

Military

The military of Baránok (or Armed Forces of Baránok) is relatively big, as it has cca. 8 members from 12 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.

International rankings

Macronational

Micronational

  • Freayth's system of classification: 4-High (2020)
  • CGSC: 2.6-Average (2020)

See also

References

  1. Kvajda, Imrich. "Baránok expanding territory to Romania". Baranese Telegraph. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  2. Kvajda, Imrich. "Minutes from the 2020 Presidental Elections". Baranese Telegraph. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  3. Kvajda, Imrich. "Parliamentary elections-CDA Wins". Baranese Telegraph. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  4. Kvajda, Imrich. "Baránok and Pinang signed treaty about recognition". Baranese Telegraph. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  5. Kvajda, Imrich. "New currency of Baránok-The mark". Baranese Telegraph. Retrieved 27 July 2020.

Notes

  1. Romanian territory is not on the map.
  2. Especially the Minister of Defence S.S., who hadn't good relations with Połiaks.
  3. There was a political crisis in Połiak-Baránok.
  4. It is called like that because the money are in three piggy banks.