Democratic Republic of Benjastan
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Democratic Republic of Benjastan
|Anthem: "The Commonwealth of Toil”|
and largest city
|Recognised national languages||English|
|Government||Federal Picklist presidential republic under a multi-party system|
|Ben Olson (PNLF)|
|Sha'uri Ellis (PNLF)|
|Gus Rósínśtí (Co-oP)|
• Chair of the Chamber of Deputies
|Gaia Grìbhinneach (Co-oP)|
|Legislature||Chamber of Deputies|
|Independence from Canada|
• State established
|16 October 2017|
• Current constitution
|5 February 2021|
|0.42 km2 (0.16 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
|Currency||Benjastan Dollar (de jure) |
Canadian Dollar (de facto)
|Calling code||+1 (226)|
|Internet TLD||(proposed) .bt|
The Democratic Republic of Benjastan (Esperanto: Demokratia Respubliko Benjastano) is a self-declared sovereign state, or micronation, which has not received recognition from any major geopolitical organization. Benjastan seceded from Canada on 16 October 2017. Originally called the Democratic Kingdom of Benjastan, the Congress voted to become a Republic on 30 December 2017. A delegation of Benjastan attend the MicroCon 2019.
The name “Benjastan” comes from the first name of Ben Olson, the first President of Benjastan.
Benjastan is a presidential republic, which operates under a multi-party system. Similar to some macronations, including the United States of America, Benjastan's government is run in three branches. Each of these branches oversee a separate part of the Benjastanian Government, ensuring the separation of powers.
The executive branch consists of the President, Vice President, First Secretary, and the Cabinet. The cabinet is made-up of Secretaries, each of whom run a specific section of the Benjastanian executive. These include the Treasury, the Department of Labour, the Department of the State, and several others. The President is the Chair of Cabinet, and the First Secretary, an elected position, represents the legislative branch in the cabinet. The incumbent President is Ben Olson, the incumbent Vice President is Sha'uri Ellis, and the incumbent First Secretary is Gus Rósínśtí.
The Legislative Branch of the Benjastanian Government consists of the People's National Congress, which is elected by the people of Benjastan every three months.
Unlike many other countries, the Judicial Branch of Benjastan is elected. Every three months, an election is held for members of the Judicial Assembly, with one elected from each of three geographic districts. These members serve as a body similar to a Jury. As well as this, a Chairperson of the Judicial Assembly is elected annually. The current chair is Tovor Kimyona.
The ideology followed by the Democratic Republic of Benjastan is known as "Picklism". The main philosopher of the ideology is Ben Olson, the President of Benjastan. Picklism is a mixture of Agrarian Socialism, Luxemburgism, and Democratic Confederalism. It has four central tenants, known as the "guidelines for the people". These tenants are Democracy, Socialism, Agrarianism, and Confederalism.
Mainland Benjastan is located in Ontario, Canada. Its location is known only to the President, his family, and the highest ranking members of the Benjastanian Government. Benjastan's extended territories include Brissenden Island (located in Quebec, Canada), Cupboardio (located in Ontario, Canada), and the Nith River Territory (Ontario, Canada). Benjastan's subdivisions are states and SARs.
|Outer Benjastan||7||Roy Jackson|
|Thomasville District||1||Ben Olson|
|Brissenden Island||2||Neiland Brissenden|
|Nith River Territory||5||Logan Jack|
Benjastanian Culture is largely based on North American society. Though, Benjastanian culture is far less consumerist and far more ecological.
Benjastan recognizes all Canadian civic holidays, as well as all Judaeo-Christian and Islamic Holy Days.
|8 January||Bowie Day|
|19 March||Spring Festival|
|22 April||Unification Day|
|1 May||President's Day|
|20 June||Summer Festival|
|22 September||Fall Festival|
|16 October||Independence Day|
|8 November||Comrade's Day|
|21 December||Winter Festival|
|30 December||Republic Day|
Benjastan's national sports are chess and downhill skiing. Swimming and dodgeball are also very popular. Sporting is not a very popular pastime in Benjastan, as most citizens prefer to read a good book instead.
Benjastanian cuisine is a blend of South Asian and European/North American foods. The national dish is Pad Thai, and the national drink is sparkling water. Pizza is also a very popular food, as well as curry.
The official languages of Benjastan are Benjastanian and English. English is the most commonly spoken language, while Benjastanian is still popular. Benjastanian is a blend of English and French, and uses the latin alphabet.
Benjastan is a very secular nation. While many Benjastanians are personally religious, religion is never a factor in government or politics. The most common religion is Christianity, specifically the United Church of Benjastan.
Benjastan recognizes all UN member states except for the United States of America and the State of Israel.