Barakstan Federation

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Barakstani Federation
Federasi Barakstan
Flag of Barakstan
Flag
LocationIndonesia, among others
CapitalTian Generations Place
Largest cityDayeuh
Recognised regional languagesBahasa Indonesia
Sinhala
Albanian
Uzbek
English
Religion(2012)Islam (92,5%)
DemonymBarakstani
GovernmentSemi-presidential republic
• President
Tian Abdurrahman
LegislatureParliament
Establishment
• Tian Abdurrahman Republic
7 March 2011
• Federalisation of Bobodolands
2 March 2012
• First union to Indokistan
17 April 2012
• Second union to Indokistan
21 May 2012
• Third union to Indokistan
16 September 2012
Area
• Area
4 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Population
• 2012 estimate
71
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
• Per capita
US$2,539
CurrencyIndonesian Rupiah among others
Time zone(UTC+1 ~ +7)

Barakstani Federation (Indonesian: Federasi Barakstan) was a transcontinental micronation located in Albania, Burkina Faso, Indonesia, among others. Barakstan was centered in Bandung, Indonesia as the national capital Tian Generations Place were located there.

Barakstan were founded by Tian Abdurrahman, that also led the country since its establishment. A semi-presidential republic, Tian was supported by a council of ministers in performing his executive tasks. Barakstani Parliament last election was occurred in 22 April 2012.

After inconsistently unified and separated with Indokistan, Barakstani final union with Indokistan was occurred in 16 September 2012, effectively turned the country as Indokistani territory.

Tian Abdurrahman restored Barakstani independence in 5 January 2014 after declaring separation from Indokistan. Tian later reformed the country as Islamic Republic of Barakstan.

Etymology

Barakstan originated from Arabic term "baraka" means "blessing", and affixed with -stan, of Turkic origin that denotes land. Tian personally named the country as such due to his confidence that his country would bring blessing for its inhabitants.

Other names

Barakstan was known in several names before its final name. Names used prior to "Barakstan" were Bobodolands, Dacoen, Dacoen Bobodolands, Dacoen Barakstan, Dacoen Pacific 1922, and Dacoenlands. Each of those names had its own etymological origins. Those names stem from two main terms, "Bobodolands" and "Dacoen".

Bobodolands originated from the name of Bandung subdistrict of Bobodolan where Barakstan were located. The name is of Sundanese origin, yet with no definite meaning. "Bobodolands" name were created by affixation with the western suffix -land, that denotes a defined place or territory.

Dacoen (/datʃun/) was the name of ancestor of Tian Abdurrahman. Dacoen was an influential figure in the future Barakstani territory, he was revered by his neighbours and community. After his passing, his village was renamed by his own name, as an honour from his community. In mid-2012, family objection to name his country as Dacoen forced Tian to rename the country, and afterwards the name Barakstan was finalised as the new country name.

History

The country was founded by Tian Abdurrahman as the Democratic Republic of Tian Abdurrahman, later reformed as Tian Abdurrahman Republic in 7 March 2011. Union of several minor micronations, including neighbouring Western Republic, to Tian Abdurrahman Republic triggered a reform, resulted on the formation of the Bobodolands Federation on 2 March 2012. Territory of the former Tian Abdurrahman Republic was decided to became the national capital, Tian Generations Place.

Assyaid Darussalam, a neighbouring micronation located west to Bobodolands, unified with the country in 17 March 2012. Bobodolands Federation later expanded its territory by claiming regions inhabited by Dacoenese ethnic groups in Bandung sub-district of Rancaekek on 1 April 2012. The country also accepted new members and claimed new territories outside Indonesia, effectively turned the country as a transcontinental micronation.

High expectation from new citizens was met with disappointment after they perceived Bobodolands development turned stagnant. A referendum took place on 17 April 2012 to decide on the future of the country saw union with Indokistan as the most probable solution. After unification discussion with Indokistan broke down, a second referendum took place on 22 April 2012 saw citizens confidence in Bobodolands returned, as the result shown voters supported major reforms instead. After the reform, the country were renamed to Barakstan.

Despite the progress on the reform, Tian unexpectedly declare his decision to reunify with Indokistan on 21 May 2012, and was immediately accepted by Indokistani authority[1]. After Barakstan accession to Indokistan, the region was further reorganised, as initial 7 Barakstani provinces was reduced until 2 provinces remaining, and Barakstan was declared as autonomous province of Indokistan[2].

Barakstan declared separation from Indokistan and restoration of independence in July 2012, as Tian became increasingly disillusioned by the Indokistani authority. His decision to depart from Indokistan was one of the direct cause of the establishment of the Emergency Government of Indokistan in August 2012. As a gesture of support, Tian later declared Barakstan reunification to Indokistan in 16 September 2012, and together with Al Rasyid Darussalam formed the Federal Republic of Indokistan.

Government

Barakstan was a semi-presidential republic, with Tian Abdurrahman as the president, and a prime minister as the head of government. Tian did not appoint another individual as the prime minister, and it was presumed that he was the prime minister as well.

Barakstani Parliament was composed by members of the council of ministers, among other appointed and elected members. The last parliamentary election took place in 22 April 2012.

The last council of ministers of Barakstan prior to its union with Indokistan in September 2012 were as follows:

Position Minister
President and Prime Minister Tian Abdurrahman
Minister of Foreign Affairs Altin Guberi
Minister of the Interior Dede Rohmana
Secretary of State Heni Suryani
Minister of Social Justin Ouedraogo
Minister of Religion Ahmed Abd El Monem
Minister of Defense Lysias Aulys
Minister of Economy Tira Wati
Minister of Technology Phaenghut Lui
Minister of Cultural and Education Susi Sopiani
Minister of Youth and Sports Amila Priyasad
Minister of Health and Environment Eni Daeni

Foreign relations

Barakstan began to be engaged in diplomacy since its establishment. Barakstani first diplomatic treaty was signed with Indokistan shortly after engaging in informal contact in March 2011. Beside with Indokistan, Barakstan also signed diplomatic treaty with Aynvaul Imperial Government, Principality of Inesia, and Republic of Lostisland, among others.

Geography

Barakstani territories were scattered in Asia and Africa, effecively made Barakstan a transcontinental micronation. Barakstani territories had a varied climate depends on its location. On the mainland Barakstan, the climate was tropical, while overseas territories of Altinia and Zuhriddinstan had a sub-tropical climate.

Administrative regions

Barakstani administrative divisions consisted of five provinces, four municipal exclaves, seven overseas territories, and one dependency.

Name Status Location
Altinia Overseas territory Albania
Assyaid Darussalam Province Bandung, Indonesia
Aulysland Overseas territory Namibia
Dacoen Province Bandung, Indonesia
Dacoen Babakan Province Bandung, Indonesia
Dayeuh Deuis Municipal exclave Bandung, Indonesia
Dayeuh Nani Municipal exclave Jakarta, Indonesia
Dayeuh Odeng Municipal exclave Bandung, Indonesia
Dayeuh Rosidin Municipal exclave Bandung, Indonesia
East Bobodolands Province Bandung, Indonesia
Grand Ouagadougou Overseas territory Burkina Faso
Lui Overseas territory Laos
Northwest Bobodolands Province Bandung, Indonesia
Port Abd Al Monem Overseas territory Egypt
Priyasad Overseas territory Sri Lanka
Zuhriddinstan Overseas territory Uzbekistan

Economy

Barakstani state income mostly originated from industry (48.85%), agriculture (28.57%), and trade (14,28%). Barakstani income per capita reached US$ 2,539. Barakstani government did not set one unified currency, instead allowed its regions, especially the dependent territories, to use their own currency. Accepted currencies in Barakstan was Indonesian Rupiah, Indian Rupee, Albanian Lek, among others.

References