Democratic Republic of Benjastan

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Democratic Republic of Benjastan
None
Flag
State Emblem of Benjastan
State Emblem
Frameless
Benjastanian SARs.png
Capital
and largest city
Thomasville
Recognised national languagesEnglish
Esperanto
ReligionSecular
DemonymBenjastanian
GovernmentPresidential republic
Benjamin Pickles
Sha'uri Ellis
Gus Rósínśtí
• Chairman of the People's National Congress
Jamie da Cunha
Independence from Canada
• State established
16 October 2017
• Current constitution
30 May 2020
Area
• Total
0.42 km2 (0.16 sq mi)
• Water (%)
21.6
Population
• Estimate
39
CurrencyBenjastan Dollar (de jure)
Canadian Dollar (de facto)
Time zoneEST
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Drives on theright
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. Benjastan is a socialist Presidential Republic, and the current President of Benjastan is Benjamin Pickles, who has served since 2017.


Government

Benjastan is a Presidential Republic, with one recognized party. 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.

Executive

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 Benjamin Pickles, the incumbent Vice President is Sha'uri Ellis, and the incumbent First Secretary is Gus Rósínśtí.

Legislative

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. The current of the PNC is Lukas da Cunha.

Judicial

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.

Picklism

The ideology followed by the Democratic Republic of Benjastan is known as "Picklism". The main philosopher of the ideology is Benjamin Pickles, the President of Benjastan. Picklism is a mixture of Agrarian Socialism, Luxemburgism, and Democratic Confederalism. It has four central tenants, known as the "guidlines for the people". These tenants are Democracy, Socialism, Agrarianism, and Confederalism.

Territory

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.

Subdivisions

States
Flag State Population Governor
Outer Benjastan Flag.png Outer Benjastan 2 Roy Jackson
Parentilla Flag.png Parentilla 2 Karyn Pickles
Attikia Flag.png Attika 3 Jamie da Cunha
Kitcha Flag.png Kitcha 1 Alex Bros
Bathemia Flag.png Bathemia 3 Crispin Speakman
Birsland Flag.png Birsland 2 Pun Watta
Communes
Commune Population
East Beddington 1
Desao 1
Caush 1
Floortion 2
Windiwa 2
Dinara 2
Pickloue 1
Iaina 1
Kartino 1
Benston 1
Special Administrative Regions
Flag SAR Population Administrator
Thomasville District Flag.png Thomasville District 1 Benjamin Pickles
Cupboardio Flag.png Cupboardio 0 Ian Pickles
Calland Flag.png Calland 4 Molly Pickles
Brissenden Island Flag.png Brissenden Island 2 Neiland Brissenden
Nith River Territory.png Nith River Territory 5 Logan Jack

Culture

Benjastanian Culture is largely based on North American society. Though, Benjastanian culture is far less consumerist and far more ecological.

Holidays

Benjastan recognizes all Canadian civic holidays, as well as all Judeo-Christian and Islamic Holy Days.

National Holidays
Date Name
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

Sports

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.

Cuisine

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.

Language

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.

Religion

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.

Foreign Relations

Benjastan recognizes all UN member and observer states except for the State of Israel and the United States of America, and several non-member states.

States with Mutual Recognition
Flag Nation Ambassador to Benjastan
FlagOfAltavia.png Altavia Lukas Nörvu
Flag Of Egan.png Egan Christopher Kimyona
Flag of Georgienstine.jpg Georgienstine Raphaël Olivier
States with one-way recognition
Flag Nation
Kosovo.png Kosovo
Flag of Molossia.svg Molossia
Palestine Flag.jpg Palestine
Flag of Sealand.svg Sealand