Democratic Kingdom of Love Mainland

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Democratic Kingdom of Love Mainland
Kerajaan Demokratik Love Mainland

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Anthem
We are Drops
Banten, Indonesia
Capital cityGlowland
Official language(s)Indonesian
Official religion(s)Baha'i Faith
GovernmentDirectorial non-partisan Bahai'ist democratic monarchy
- ChairmanHanggari Shandy
LegislatureNational House of Guidance
Area claimed80 m2
Time zoneUTC +7


Democratic Kingdom of Love Mainland (Indonesian: Kerajaan Demokratik Love Mainland) was a micronation based in Indonesian province of Banten founded in 26 May 2015.

Love Mainland was founded and led by Hanggari Shandy as the Chairman of the National House of Guidance, a collective executive council. Baha'i faith played a significant influence on its political activities. The country had a relative influence inside Indonesian sector while actively engaging in diplomacy with other micronations, especially after being accepted to full membership of the Association of Indonesian Micronations in the end of 2015.

After months of inactivity, Hanggari declared Love Mainland dissolution in 25 July 2016.

Etymology

Love Mainland was named as such because its founder, Hanggari Shandy, hoped that his country will becomes a land full of love. He believed that love is the source of all power of humanity in the world.

Hanggari initially preferred to name his country merely "Loveland", but rescinded after another entity already use the name. Despite of diverse and exotic country name recommendations from fellow leaders inside Indonesian sector, his final choice rests in "Love Mainland".

Government and politics

Bahai'ist faith played a significant role and influence in the governance of Love Mainland, despite official policy of secularism. Peace, universal unity, consensus democracy, and collective leadership had been recognised as the main principles of Love Mainland. Love Mainland was also a non-partisan democracy, with establishment of political parties prohibited.

The government officially enforcing gender equality, while also prohibiting polygamy. Minimum interference in people's democracy was also maintained, since Love Mainland authority respected its citizens decision-making processes.

National House of Guidance

Leadership of the country was based on an executive collegial council called the "National House of Guidance" (Indonesian: Pemandu Negara). The council was led by Hanggari Shandy primus inter pares among other members of the council. It was an elective council with election for its members took place annually. The council hold supreme executive and legislative function, akin to Indonesian musyawarah (collective decision-making) tradition.

Love Mainland government guaranteed citizens liberty to vote and to be voted, as membership of the council is open to everyone above 21 years old. Voting rights were waived for citizens in medical treatment, in prison, or in administrative or disciplinary penalties.

During the election, citizens were able to vote for anyone they deemed capable to fulfill tasks of the council; the ballot paper was in the form of blank paper which citizens may write-in the candidate of their preference. Love Mainland election requires no candidate registration, nor sanctioning campaign activities. Winning candidate, whether they actually had plan to run for the office or not at all, were expected to accept their winning, as membership inside the council were highly-revered by Love Mainland citizens, and rejection to accept the membership offer would be responded uneasily by the citizens.

Culture

Religion

With 66% of Love Mainland professed Baha'i Faith, the country became one of the largest Bahai'ist micronation in the world. Despite of government position on secularism, Baha'i faith played an important role and influence on the governance of the country.

Love Mainland government officially sanctioned a religious study circle program. The study program were sanctioned in order to strengthen religious faith and knowledge among the citizens. It was held weekly, with citizens of various religious beliefs and faith were encouraged to join; interfaith discussion and interaction were also encouraged during every study circle sessions.

Cuisine

Love Mainland citizens were known to actively consuming urine, based on their beliefs that urine did had medical advantages as medications to maintain personal health, and to treat diseases.