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Tsalojdom of Birgeshir
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|Motto: (English translation)''"it's not the place of birth to establish a person's nationality."|
|Official languages:||Birgesh; Italian, English|
|Date of foundation:||18 January 2010|
The Tsalojdom of Birgeshir (Birgesh: Цalojlık tæ Birgeşir; or simply Birgeshir in english,pronounced [birɟeʃir]; italian pronunciation [Birghescìr]), is an “extra-territorial” small micronation consisting of only one citizen. However, its government hopes to become "territorial" even if its territory is small and would be just a house or a room.
Birgeshir was founded around 18 January 2010 by Deniz Yürük as his own "ideal Nation". This led him automatically to assume the position of Tsaloj. Since Birgeshir foundation, the micronational has conducted all of its activity in a virtual hub. The Tsalojdom claimed small land on the planet of Micras to keep relations with other virtual micronations alive and show its culture through simulation. On 8 July 2012,Birgeshir's Micrasian claim was successful. Since most of the activities of Birgeshir are made in Micras,the micronation was wrongly belived to be inactive by some micronationalists.
The term “Цaloj”
Цaloj [tsaloʒ] (English: Tsaloj; Italian: Zaloj) is a birgesh title used to designate the monarch of Birgeshir.
The “One man nation”
The "secessionist spirit" of the Tsaloj dates back to the early years of his life. But he had been brought closer to the world of the Micronations only later. Yürük tried his first and only micronationalism experience, becoming a citizen of Impero on 28 June 2009. It lasted a few months until he renounced his citizenship on January 14, 2010. According to Yürük, the main reason was that "within Impero continues to exist a "slightly Italian feeling". Yürük started to realized that secession from a nation should not necessarily happen solely and exclusively for political reasons. This could also happen for a sense of not belonging to that Nation regardless of the political situation. If a person secedes from a Nation for purely political reasons, he/she would risk to create an alternative Micronation,but at the same time,very similar to the Nation from which he/she is separated.
From this, born also the theory of "Nation of the individual", namely the Nation populated or begun by an only one person. According to this theory, a Nation can be defined as such even if it is populated by a single person because he/she can have all his/her own cultural characteristics exactly like a Nation. Birgeshir was founded on this theory. But,obviously,does not exclude the possibility of an increase of citizens.
Formerly,the official religion in Birgeshir was Islam with a reformist and liberal tilt until June 8th 2014 when the Tsaloj Deniz Yürük had officially left Islam after 13 years as muslim ending the islamic era in Birgeshir. The micronation is currently Kemetic-oriented. In case of a possible increase of citizens, everyone has freedom of religion. The only thing prohibited is the proselytizing of any religion. It is considered a trouble of the public quiet and not a right use of freedom.
The Tsalojdom of Birgeshir is an Absolute Monarchy. In case of increase of citizens, it will pass to a Parliamentary Monarchy.
Birgeshir was selective in its relations with other Micronations but currently alliances are accepted with any Micronation.
Sports in Birgeshir
Since Birgeshir isn't a micronation with territory and many citizens, sports are simulated only virtually in Micras. Sports appreciated in Birgeshir are different: Blood Bowl (fictitious sport similar to american football),Soccer,Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball,Rugby League and Rugby Union. Birgeshir has its own national sport called Brosatamış.
Music in Birgeshir
Typically traditional Birgesh music has influences from its past islamic era and current kemetic era. This means that music in Birgeshir range from arab music,ottoman music and ancient egyptian music and thus it is composed from the phrygian dominant scale, double harmonic scale, phrygian scale, and lydian scale.