|Anthem: 'Striving to Thrive'|
|Location||Waikerie, South Australia|
|Time zone||(Australian Central Standard Time)|
The Baxlaou Republic, more commonly known as Baxlaou, is a micronation in Australia.
Baxlaou is run by a citizen's council, which all citizens with the right mindset and motives can participate in. This council represents a form of direct democracy and engagement in life in Baxlaou. Any citizen can propose new ministries within the council. They may be endorsed by the Citizen's Council, depending on the need of the new ministries.
Baxlaou was started when Joshua, the founder of Baxlaou, went to a friends house and made flags for an imaginary nation. Later, he became interested in the concept of micronationalism. He started to research into it more thoroughly and, in 2016, drafted a constitution with the help of his dad. He also made a simple citizenship test and started gaining citizens. Most of the current citizens are friends and family of Joshua.
Politics and government
The Citizen's Council is the Baxlan Government, which all citizens with the right mindset and motives can participate in. This council represents a form of direct democracy and engagement in civic life in Baxlaou. Any citizen can propose new ministries within the government. These may be endorsed by the Citizen’s Council, depending on the need of the new ministry.
The Citizens’ Council contains three sections, or ‘rings’. These are the Outer ring, whose job is to find work for the Middle ring, which contains ministries for different things, such as health or law enforcement. These ministries will manage things related to them. Finally, there is an inner ring, named the Executive Cabinet, which administrates the Citizens’ Council. The advisors of the Council work in this section, and work on laws, or veto them. The Outer and Middle rings of the Citizens’ Council will formulate laws to be submitted to the Executive Cabinet through consensus. Laws that are made by the Citizens’ Council will not be in force until approved by the Executive Cabinet. The advisors can vote to veto any law submitted by the Citizen's Council, with the majority vote winning.
The Citizens’ Council contains a Head of State, whose role is to act as a figurehead for the Baxlaou Republic, as well as putting out a sense of safety and security, and being a role model for the whole of the Baxlaou Republic. The Head of State is a part of the Executive Cabinet.
Law and order
The law of Baxlaou is determined by the Baxlaou Republic Law Book. Penalties for breaking the laws in the lawbook result in fines and community service. Penalties reflect the seriousness of the crime and are determined through a bartering and honesty system. Any disputes are referred to the Citizen's Council.
Foreign relations have only been a recent venture, starting with the creation of a website in July 2020. Baxlaou is a member of the Adelaide Co Prosperity Sphere and has been interacting with the other members of that sphere, mainly Matthewopia.
Baxlaou does not currently have an official military.
Geography and climate
Baxlaou has a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and relatively mild winters, with temperatures a few degrees above those of Adelaide. The average summer temperature is 32.5 °C (90.5 °F), with a winter average of 16.2 °C (61.2 °F) and an average rainfall of 260.6 millimetres (10.26 in).
The terrain is relatively flat, with scrubland dotted around.
Baxlaou does not currently have a currency of its own. The Australian Dollar is used as the primary currency.
Culture and media
Baxloau has a government-run internet blog, in which they post of matters important to Baxloau.