Democratic Republic of Monteverde
Monteverde, officially the Democratic Republic of Monteverde, was an autonomous territorial entity which claims to be a sovereign state but was more commonly referred to as a micronation by external observers. Founded within the Northwestern United States, Monteverde declared independence from the United States in January 2019.
It was an enclave country, consisting of two non-contiguous pieces of land: one in the Northwestern United States, and one in the Eastern United States.
Monteverde was an unofficially Christian country which views itself as being built upon Christian values. Much of its cultural trappings and government positions reveal Latin American, Caribbean, and African influences on the nation.
Monteverde was a republic, in which citizens relied on a direct democracy system in order to elect their representatives, who in turn vote for a presidential candidate on behalf of their constituents (if it is a 50/50 vote in either Representative or Presidential elections, the candidates flip a coin to decide who wins).
Presidential elections take place annually from December 21-January 1, while Representative Elections take place annually from November 21-December 1.
The Monteverde Self Defense Force (MSDF) is the sole military force of the Democratic Republic of Monteverde, administered and funded by the Monteverde House of Representatives.
Master Gunnery Sergeant C.R. currently serves as Operations Chief of the MSDF.