Culture of Indokistan

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Indokistani people always strive to create an "original" Indokistani culture

Culture of Indokistan (Indonesian: Budaya Indokistan) was primarily based on Indonesian culture, the place of origin of many Indokistanis. Worldwide globalism also see Western and Eastern culture significantly influenced Indokistan culture.

For years, Indokistani people's paradigma on culture was to strive on creating disctinctly-Indokistani culture, especially true due to an inherently expressive and eccentric nature of micronationalism in general. This paradigma most prominently seen and was successfully implemented during the Second Republic era (2011-2012), when Indokistani citizens created many cultural aspects that could be perceived as "originally Indokistan".

Religion

Indokistan was a secular state and recognise no religion as official. This ensure that the religion would not be able to influence Indokistani politics. Furthermore, Indokistani constitution guarantees religions freedom and personal faith from intervention of political authority. The only time Islamic religion was officially sanctioned was during the Federal Republic of Indokistan until Third Republic era (end of 2012), when "Islamic socialism" was declared state ideology.

Despite on official stance of secularism, Islam plays a significant influence in Indokistani culture. As of 2016, 100% of Indokistani citizens professed Islamic faith, particularly of Shafi'i branch of Sunni Islam. Attendance of citizens to religious activities also remain high, especially during the obligatory Friday prayer each week. Indokistani citizens celebrating Islamic festivals, and public offices are closed on those days.

Languages

Constitution of Indokistan recognised only Bahasa Indonesia as the official language, it was the lingua franca of Indokistani citizens an all government and state activities were carried out in Indonesian.

Indokistan was also known by its diverse regional languages, as the constitution grant rights to Indokistani states to declare an official regional language. Javanese language was the regional language of Aziziyah, as the language was in widespread use on the state. Central Indokistan, Cussex, and Suwarnakarta did not register a regional language, due to its highly urbanised situation resulting in Indonesian used as the only language in the state.

Foreign languages other than Indonesian also received significant attention in Indokistan. English was mastered by 100% of Indokistani citizens after a successful implementation of mandatory English class in Indokistani schools. Since 2015, Chinese language popularity was rising in Suwarnakarta, and even calls to made Chinese the official language of Suwarnakarta was heard.

Language variations and experiments were no stranger in Indokistan, as citizens attempts to manipulate languages and its orthography was an effort to create an original Indokistani cultural aspects. Notable attempts on that was occurred in 2011, during the adoption of Kryllic, and in 2015 when Suwarnakartan government set a reformed orthography for the region.

Indokistani Cyrillic

Indokistani Cultural Centre in Bayrschtein, Los Bay Petros, were known to offer Kryllic classes

Kryllic, short of "Indokistani Cyrillic", was the first attempt of Indokistani citizens to manipulate language in order to enrich Indokistani culture. It was the first cultural system created in Indokistan and was introduced in April 2011. The script were a form of cyrillisation of Bahasa Indonesia that otherwise were written in Latin alphabet. It was popular in Travenoras, and ever became the symbol of the province and the Second Republic era (2011-2012). The script were disused after the Emergency Government era, especially after most of Indokistani citizens migrating out from the province.

Suwarnakartan orthography

On 10 March 2015, Suwarnakarta government installed new system of ortography exclusive for the city. The revised Latin alphabet partly inspired by Ejaan Pembaharuan (“New Spelling”) for Indonesian language, proposed by Indonesian linguists in 1956. Changes included in the new script were addition of letter [ŋ] that replaced the digraph [ng], and letter [é] to represent the sound /e/, differentiating it from the schwa voice /ə/.

Indonesian sentence Suwarnakarta orthography
Indokistan adalah negara parlementer dengan Farhan Abdurrahman sebagai presiden. Indokistan adalah negara parleménter dengan Farhan Abdurrahman sebagai présidén.
Indokistan mengklaim Micras sebelum perang Indokistan-Ntolia. Indokistan meŋklaim Micras sebelum peraŋ Indokistan-Ntolia.
Satu petak daerah yang diakui Indokistan adalah Slobodan, yang sempat bersilangan dengan daerah Raflesinesia. Satu pétak daérah yaŋ diakui Indokistan adalah Slobodan, yaŋ sempat bersilaŋan deŋan daérah Raflésinésia.

Literature

Indokistani literature reached its pinnacle during the Second Republic era (2011-2012), when Indokistani citizens literature movement produced many short stories and novels. The movement was led by Dicky L. K., himself created several renowned novels and short stories. Some of his writings were distributed by The Indokistan Times newspaper.

A chain story (cerita berantai) known as the series of "The Adventures of Duck" was popular among citizens in 2011. The story was written in a sentence-by-sentence construction by different individuals, including Nabil Ihsan. The finished product was then freely distributed to Indokistani public by the writers themselves. The story followed a daily life of a duck (based on Indokistani national animal) and its experience and encounters with other characters. The series later expanded to new serials featuring spin-offs characters originated from the original Adventures of Duck, which includes "Adventures of Keni the Worm", and "DS-TLL Adventures" which based on Indokistani youth gender rivarly.

During the Federal State era (2013-2016), literature movement was confined to only political discourses and narratives, written primarily by Nabil Ihsan and was scarcely distributed among Indokistani public. Beside on that, efforts to maintain Indokistani literature heritage was done by the National Archives of Indokistan. All original texts of the entire series of "The Adventures of Duck" are currently stored by the institution, and currently accessible from the Suwarnakarta Institute.

Visual arts

A popular comic book titled "The Blinks" was popular on the same era as "The Adventures of Duck". The comic was written on four-boxes or five-boxes format and always ended on explosion of its main character (based on Badra Shidqi), that will always explode if one particular part of his body was touched, either accidental or deliberate. "The Blinks" series later expanded to another title, such as "Hantu Yodi" (Yodi the Ghost) telling story about an apprentice ghost recently died after commiting suicide, and "LBP Rangers" about a group of heroes that always fail on finishing their tasks. During strained relations between Indokistan and Nameless as aftermath of Nameless Betrayal on April 2011, several Nameless citizens made a satire on Indokistan using same template as "The Blinks" story.

Position of start of "Coinage" game, one traditional Indokistani games

An art exhibition hosted in the city of Flastraad was took place on June 2011.

Traditional games

Traditional games in Indokistan is developed by its citizens. Example of popular Indokistani traditional games is "Coinage" and "Halfchess", with most players came from Travenoras. Besides of genuinely Indokistani traditional games, Indonesian games also popular among citizens.

Media

Indokistani public mostly watched Indonesian televisions and read Indonesian newspapers, as it was widely and freely circulated in Indokistan. Indokistani households had full access to internet and mobile connection, all provided by Indonesian companies. Despite of dependence on Indonesian sources for information, Indokistani authority did performed an extensive effort to allow locally-made Indokistani programmes to be distributed and circulated worldwide.

Social media presence

Indokistani presence on various social media was one way to support Indokistani authority promotion for the country's micronational movement. Indokistan maintained an official Facebook page since 2012, and has gathered around 400 likes until 2020[1][2]. Beside reposting publications from Indokistan News Network, the official page also often publishing official government statements and posters during commemorative days. Indokistan also had a Twitter account with the username @fsindokistan made in 2013, before being discontinued in 2015 due to lack of interaction.

Broadcasting

Indokistan News Network broadcasted information on Indokistan to the world

Indokistani local broadcast was made by the national news agency Indokistan News Network, established in January 2011. It was freely accessible worldwide and widely circulated due to its service that was available over the internet. The news agency had an extensive network by establishing a newspaper, a television channel, and a radio services.

The Indokistan Times as the national newspaper was founded as KistanNews in February 2011, when the pilot edition of the newspaper began circulating in Travenoras. The newspaper provided information about Indokistan to the public and the micronational community. The newspaper was initially bilingual (Indonesian and English) until 2013, when the newspaper began to provide only the English edition, intended for foreign consumption. Being the easiest method of publication, The Indokistan Times survived for years until the dissolution of Indokistan in July 2016, when the company were disbanded and its assets were redirected to the National Archives of Indokistan.

Indokistani national television Television of Indokistan (TVI), founded as KistanTV in March 2011, was the main television provided programmes made in Indokistan. The television had broadcasted several shows, including history show, promotional videos, and the most notable, TVI News. The television broadcast was last made in 2014.

The news network also attempted presence in radio service by establishing Radio Indokistan International (RII) in mid-2012. The project were discontinued on the same year due to lack of interaction and production difficulties.

Science and technology

"Electricity by Mud" experiment was the pinnacle of Indokistani development on science and technology

Development of Indokistani science and technology reached its peak during the Second Republic era (2011-2012). After the foundation of Indokistan Technology Development Center (ITDC) in mid-2011, Indokistan proud itself as one with the most advanced technological advancement in the sector.

ITDC successfully developed many new projects and scientific experiments, which includes rocket project "Lomonosova", recycling project, and cooperation with Indokistan Armed Forces to develop new machinery. Most of ITDC programmes were supported by an Indonesian expert.

"Electricity by Mud" experiment, started in October 2011, were remembered as the most successful scientific experiment ever conducted by ITDC. Beside assistance from Indonesian expert, the programme were fully developed by Indokistani citizens, with Badra Shidqi, Farhan Abdurrahman, and Nabil Ihsan among the experiment team. The scientific paper of the experiment were qualified to join Indonesian nationwide science competition hosted by Indonesian Ministry of Education took place in October 2011[3], and all members of the experiment team were delegated to join the competition in Surakarta, Indonesia.

Commemorative days

Indokistani government set official commemorative days, of many originated from Indokistan. On those days, public offices were closed and citizens were encourage to fly flag at full-staff. Despite Indokistan did not set an official religion, Indokistani citizens also took a time off during religious holidays, a practice allowed by the authority.

Month Day Holiday Indonesian name Description Origin
January 1 New Year's day Tahun baru Celebrates the new year Worldwide
Aziziyah day Hari Aziziyah Commemorates Unification of Aziziyah to Indokistan Indokistan
6 Military day Hari militer Commemorates the establishment of Indokistan Armed Forces Indokistan
24 Revolution day Hari revolusi Commemorates the January revolution Indokistan
February 2 Cussex day Hari Cussex Commemorates Unification of Raflesinesia to Indokistan Indokistan
28 Diplomatic relations day Hari hubungan diplomatik Commemorates the first day of Indokistan on worldwide micronational movement, and commemorates the first diplomatic treaty signed with Los Bay Petros Indokistan
March 17 Anthem day Hari lagu kebangsaan Commemorates the first anthem of Indokistan Indokistan
April 7 Hero day Hari pahlawan Commemorate the Battle of Jumstraad, the main battle of Indokistan-Ntolian War Indokistan
May 1 Labour day Hari buruh Commemorates the struggle of workers worldwide Worldwide
June 2 Health day Hari kesehatan Appreciates Indokistani citizens efforts to maintain a healthy body and environment Indokistan
July 5 Federal day Hari federasi Commemorates the establishment of the Federal State of Indokistan Indokistan
September 16 Indokistan independence day Hari kemerdekaan Indokistan Commemorates the founding of Indokistan Indokistan
October 8 Flag day Hari bendera Commemorates Indokistani first flag Indokistan
November 11 Constitution day Hari konstitusi Commemorates the completion of the first constitution of Indokistan Indokistan

References

  1. Official Facebook page
  2. The Facebook page "Federal State of Indokistan" were renamed as "Suwarnakarta Institute" since July 2016. Posts about former Indokistan weren't taken down by the Institute
  3. Karya Ilmiah Remaja Berpotensi Peroleh HKI (in Indonesian). 5 October 2011. Kompas.com