Commonwealth of Efransa

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Commonwealth of Efransa
Efransa Commonwealth Flag.jpegEfransa Commonwealth Seal.png

Motto
"Unity" and
"Oui Oui Baguette"
Anthem
Thank You for Being a Friend (The Golden Girls main theme)
Capital cityMaradia
Largest cityNew Gloucestershire
Official language(s)English
Official religion(s)Secular
DemonymEfrasachin
GovernmentFederal Absolute Collective Monarchy
- First LordBess I
LegislatureCouncil of Lords (also executive branch and Supreme Court)
Area claimed1.65mi²
Population14 Citizens; 2000 (estimated permanent residents) As of 2020 Census
CurrencyUndetermined (de jure) US Dollar
Time zoneEST (UTC -05:00)
Summer EDT (UTC -04:00)
National sportNone
National animalNikita the Cat
Patron saintSt. Olaf

The Commonwealth of Efransa, more commonly known as Efransa, is a micronation in Upstate New York, and divided into three Communes. It is the direct successor state to the Kingdom of Efransa, which itself had a number of predecessor states. The Commonwealth is the largest of the incarnations of Efransa.

Efransa is a federal absolute collective monarchy, with the Council of Lords serving as the supreme executive, judicial, and legislative authority. The Council elects the First Lord, who moderates the Council's functions and serves as the representative of the Council, and is also the intermediate appeal and federal trial judge.

Efransa currently has relations primarily with the Kingdom of Compen. It is also a member of the Cupertino Alliance, and an (assumed from predecessor Observer in the Grand Unified Micronational).

Etymology

The name "Efransa" is derived from the names "France" and "Espana" (Spanish: Spain ). The proper demonym is Efrasachin, while Maradian is a colloquial and historical demonym mostly reserved for citizens of the Maradia Commune, but is infrequently used to represent the whole nation.

History

Efransa originated as the County Palatine of Maradia on June 16, 2017. This was the first attempt at micronationalism by the now First Lord Bess. It dissolved after just under a year after the then Count Palatine and his Grand Minister fell out of contact. The Kingdom of Floeratia, later the First Kingdom of Efransa, succeeded this, and it also succeeded as a micronation.

In early 2019, after a rotation between Prime Ministers, the now-Lady Ruth of Maradia (formerly The Countess of Machy) took the reigns under the reigme known as the Efrasachin State, assisted by Lord Esmerelda of New Gloucestershire (formerly the Viscount Chatham). The regime was authoritarian to say the least, but crumbled in June of that year.

To keep the nation alive

Politics and government

Efransa is a federal absolute collective monarchy, with the Council of Lords serving as the supreme executive, legislative, and judicial body. It consists of the Lords of the Communes, of which there are three: Maradia, East Tenderloin, and New Gloucestershire. The First Lord is elected by the Council and serves as a chair-parliamentarian figure, as well as the Council's representative in foreign and domestic affairs.

Law and order

The Judiciary is organized into three levels: the Council of Lords; the Commonwealth Court; and the Lords' Tribunals. The Council of Lords is the supreme court and sits at final appeal. The Commonwealth Court hears most cases of federal law, and all appeals from the Lords' Tribunals, of which there is one in each Commune, and they hear cases of Communal law and some federal law.

There are plans to establish a police department, however one is not currently in existence.

Foreign relations

Due to Efransa's recent reorganization, foreign relations remain unclear. However, First Lord Bess has stated Efransa will continue its current relations and organization memberships so long as the other parties wish to have them.

Military

There is no military of Efransa, however, Bess of Maradia has stated his wish to establish a small defense force.

Geography and Climate

Efransa is landlocked, but is near the confluence of multiple rivers, kills, and brooks. It also has small internal water claims. The Bay of Turkeys is located on the Palatinate Île de Cranberry, consisting of a small Island on Lake George in New York. The land of Efransa is almost entirely flat, but is surrounded by hills and mountains outside of Efransa. The land is almost entirely covered in buildings, and is a mostly (sub)urban area. Eastern Maradia, formerly Desozziyu, is a large national park. There are small little park areas throughout Efransa as well.

Efransa's climate is similar to that of New England and most of the Northeastern United States. Winters are often very cold, and summer's are usually very hot. Efransa has frequent short and weak rainstorms throughout the year, and snow often during the minter, and rarely the late spring months.

Climate data for Albany, New York (South of Metropolitan Efransa) 1981–2010 normals, extremes 1874–2020
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 71
(21.7)
73
(22.8)
78
(25.6)
92
(33.3)
97
(36.1)
100
(37.8)
104
(40)
102
(38.9)
100
(37.8)
91
(32.8)
82
(27.8)
68
(20)
Average high °F (°C) 30.5
(-0.83)
34.7
(1.5)
42.8
(6)
58.4
(14.67)
69.5
(20.83)
77.9
(25.5)
82.4
(28)
80.5
(26.94)
72.2
(22.33)
59.8
(15.44)
47.9
(8.83)
35.9
(2.17)
57.71
(14.282)
Daily mean °F (°C) 22.5
(-5.28)
25.9
(-3.39)
34.3
(1.28)
47.9
(8.83)
58.4
(14.67)
67.2
(19.56)
72.2
(22.33)
70.2
(21.22)
61.9
(16.61)
54.8
(12.67)
47.9
(8.83)
28.55
(-1.917)
49.31
(9.618)
Average low °F (°C) 14.5
(-9.72)
17
(-8.3)
25.7
(-3.5)
37.3
(2.94)
47.2
(8.44)
56.5
(13.61)
62.0
(16.67)
59.9
(15.5)
51.6
(10.89)
38.3
(3.5)
31.5
(-0.28)
21.2
(-6)
38.56
(3.644)
Record low °F (°C) -26
(-32.2)
-22
(-30)
-21
(-29.4)
9
(-12.8)
27
(-2.8)
35
(1.7)
44
(6.7)
37
(2.8)
24
(-4.4)
16
(-8.9)
27
(-2.8)
16
(-8.9)
-26
(-32.2)
Average Precipitation inches (mm) 2.71
(68.8)
2.27
(57.7)
3.17
(80.5)
3.25
(82.6)
3.67
(93.2)
3.74
(95)
3.50
(88.9)
3.68
(93.5)
3.31
(84.1)
3.23
(82)
3.31
(84.1)
3.76
(95.5)
3.30
(83.8)
Average Snowfall inches (cm) 1.7
(4.3)
1.6
(4.1)
1.9
(4.8)
1.9
(4.8)
0.1
(0.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.8)
2.8
(7.1)
13.7
(34.8)
37.1
(94.2)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 12.8 10.4 12.1 11.9 13.1 12.2 10.8 10.7 9.8 10.4 11.7 11.9 137.8
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 10.3 7.6 5.6 1.2 0.1 0 0 0 0 0.1 2.5 7.4 34.8
Source: weather.gov [1], rssweather.com [2], weather.com-us [3]

Economy

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Culture and media

The culture of Efransa is strongly influenced by European and American popular culture, as well as some aspects from the 1980s and 1990s, despite none of its citizens being alive at that point. The culture also surrounds the Lords as the utmost authority of state and culture. Common aspects of Efrasachin culture include the great respect given to nature and the influence of the TV show The Golden Girls.

See also

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External links