Democratic Republic of Mouzilo

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Flag
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Coat of Arms

Motto
Ἀεὶ ὁ Θεὸς ὁ μέγας γεωμετρεῖ.
God the Great always geometrizes.
Anthem
Kontakion of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos
File:National anthem of Mouzilo.ogg


Mouzilo Map 1-1-2013.png
Mouzilo,Greece
Capital city Mouzilo (traditional)
Hagiopolis-Üdtvål (administrative)
Largest city Mouzilo
Official language(s) Greek, Szredian, English
Regionally: Ashukov, Chathan, Kazakh, Turkish
Official religion(s) Greek Orthodox Church
Demonym Mouzeliot
Government Democratic Constitutional Elective Monarchy (Mouzeliot System)
de jure
Absolute Monarchy de facto
- Basileus Emmanuel Tsompanoglou
Legislature Kältór.png The Kältor
Established 19 May 2012
Area claimed 8.000 km2
Population 11 registered
1.010 inhabitants
Currency Ashukov denar (Ѥ)
Mouzeliot Drachma (₯)
Euro (€)
Time zone GMT +2
National drink Wine
National animal Double-Headed Eagle
Patron saint Virgin Mary, St. George

Official Website (outdated)

Mouzilo (Greek: Μουζήλο, [mu'zilo], officially Democratic Republic of Mouzilo (Greek: Λαϊκή Δημοκρατία Μουζήλου [lai'ci ðimokɾa'tia mu'zilu], Szredian: Dimokratît Öszemulblaxt Mouzilan), is a landlocked micronation located at the Greek Peninsula of the Balkans, in South-Eastern Europe, with cultural, ethnic and religious ties to Greece. Being a successor state to the Republic of Pangratia, it was founded on May 19th 2012 as a Kingdom by Manu I, cousin of the current leader of Mouzilo, Emmanuel Tsompanoglou, formerly bearing the title "Emperor Manu II". According to the most recent census, a total of 12 people hold Mouzeliot citizenship.

Mouzilo is mainly located at the centre of the Greek Peninsula (Greece), at the geographic unit known as Eurytania, however an island in Ionian Sea, a city in Macedonia and a small territory bordering Hasanistan, known as Virgo or Mouzeliot Hasanistan, are under the control of the Mouzeliot Government. The Mouzeliot Government also rules, together with the another ethnic Greek micronation known as Imvrassia, part of what used to be known as the Empire of Thrace.

Mouzilo is a democratic, developed micronation which scores 3,8 on Dresner's system of Classification. In addition, it is a "Fifth World" micronation, according to the Whole Picture calculation of the Boodlesmythe-Tallini System of Classification and Dan's System of Classification, scores 4,4 on the Categoric-Gradial System of Classification, 2,44 on Miles' Scale of Economic Potential, 4 on David's Micronational Potential Index and finally, 3,25 on Matthew's Democracy System of classification

Formerly a part of the United Empire of Mouzilo and Kormenia, the United Empire of Mouzilo and Mahuset and the United Empire of Mouzilo and Hasanistan, Mouzilo became a State and as a consequence an autonomous republic of the Ashukov Federation on December 15th, 2013.

Etymology

"Mouzilo", as a word, is either of Arabic root, coming from "manzil" (منزل) or of Persian, from "manzel" (منزل), both having the same meaning (house, dwelling, inn, place of rest). Menzil is often the name of several villages or small towns, mainly in Iran .The word, due to Islamic and other influences, passed in the Turkish language, where it became "Menzil", retaining the same meaning. Later, due to linguistic corruption, the word in Greek was gradually converted to the current "Mouzilo" (Μουζήλο - alternatively, Μουζίλο).

It is most probable that the name appeared during the Ottoman occupation of Greece. It is true, that Turks created large settlements ("menzils") to transport nodes, for the purpose of serving hikers. Such buildings were even scattered up in Attica (see Evliya Çelebi's "Attics"). Taking the etymological root of Mouzilo into consideration, it is very likely that the first settlement of Mouzilo in the common era, served as one of those "menzils".[2]

History

Prehistory

Kormenia

Mouzilo as a micronation can, in a way, trace its roots back in 2007 when Kormenia, a fictional island country, was created by the current president of Mouzilo, Emmanuel Tsompanoglou. Kormenia (Kormenian: Kormenjaa) was part of a fictional continent, Germ, speculated to have been located on the Atlantic Sea. Kormenia was modelled after Germany, the Netherlands and Greece and was said to be the strongest nation in Germ in both the financial as well as the military sector. Kormenia's biggest rival was a far eastern Asian-like state, the Socialist Republic of Harabutao (Harabutan: はらぶたお), while, on the other hand, Kormenia had the strongest ties with Khüliger Islands (Khüliger Inseln) and a slav-like nation, Daraja (Дарая).

The flag of Kormenia

Kormenia's capital and biggest city was Maarvaal (literally "Sea Valley" or, in this context, "Sea Town") inhabited by ca. 9.792.717 people (2011, Vereignisuniversität Maarvaals), almost 1/5 of the country's population, 47.551.745 (2011, VerUni Maarvaal). Other major cities included Groſs See Stadt (7.715.342) and Morvonia (3.450.826). Out of 47.551.745 people, 94,2% or 44.829.376 individuals self define as Kormenians (out of which 32.589.664 are ethnic Kormenians, 7.128.425 are ethnic Græco-Kormenians and 10.621.278 ethnic Morvonians), 2.325.461 as ethnic Darajans and 330.732 as ethnic Holingans. The rest (66.176) are of unknown ethnicity.

According to the tradition, Kormenia was first inhabited by a Proto-Greek tribe, the Korims (Greek: Κόροιμοι, Mycenaean Greek: qo-ri-mi), lead by King Aepsus I and arrived to eastern Kormenia, to the area known today as Morvonia, founding the Morvonian Kingdom. Aepsus IV was the greatest ancient King of Morvonia and managed to expand his Kingdom, creating the first Kormenian Empire. After the Christianisation of Kormenia by Greeks in 96 AD, the country abandoned the old polytheistic religion and focused in creating a Christian empire, the Second Kormenian Empire which lasted almost 15 centuries, until 1468, when Harabutans defeated the Imperial Army in Holinga. Kormenians regained their independence, founding the Third Kormenian Empire on May 1572, lasting till 1887. On March 1887, and under the pressure of Republicans, the Emperor Georg XVII quit, leading to the establishment of the Kekropian Republic. On August 1941, Nazi Germans attacked Kormenia, bombing Maarvaal and Groſs See Stadt. The 4-year occupation of Kormenia lead to the creation of 2 different governments, a collaborationist and a republican one, which meant that after Kormenia's liberation, the country was split into two: the east was dominated by the Republic of Kormenia (Republik Kormenjaas), while the west was under the hands of the Hypssch family, the ruling family of the Free Republic of Kormenia (Freiesrepublik Kormenjaas). On February 1998, after massive demonstrations in both sides of Kormenia, Thomas Hypssch fled to the then friendly Harabutao, de facto disestablishing FR Kormenia. The result of this was the creation of Vereignisrepublik Kormenjaas, or Unitary Republic of Kormenia. Since March 2010 Kormenia has been on war with Harabutao over the territory internationally known as "Holinga" (It's known as "Kormenian Harabutao" in Kormenia and as "Harabutan Kormenia" in Harabutao.

Kormenia reached its peak of activity in 2010, with many major events taking place. However a downfall of activity soon became apparent and nowadays Kormenia is considered to be dead.

Pangratia

Following Kormenia's great activity, Tsompanoglou started thinking about making an actual country. The thought soon became reality as on March 2010, he announced the creation of the Republic of Pangratia, (Pangratian: Republicy f Pangratiaa) a bedroom-nation based on Pangrati, a neighborhood of Athens, Greece, which also coincided with the creation of a new "constructed language" with English elements, known as "Niitic" or "Pangratian". Pangratia was also very active throughout its existence, but remained away from the intermicronational community. On July 2011, Emmanuel was joined by his cousin Manuel (mostly known as Manolis) Triantafyllou, with the former taking the position of the Great Regus (similar to the position of the President) and the latter becoming the Great Prime Minister. Time would tell that even though Pangratia's great potential, the nation would fall into a long period of inactivity and no matter how hard the two men attempted at a later stage to make the nation active once again (late 2011 - early 2012), the project kept failing. While everything seemed to go wrong and become unsuccessful, the two cousins started thinking about quiting "micronationalism", which at that moment they didn't know it existed as a phænomenon. Luckily Tsompanoglou, while "lurking" on the internet, found a community of people doing the same thing – other micronationalists at MicroWikia. He and Triantafyllou, being mostly affected by the Principality of Imvrassia, an other Greek micronation, decided to move on and play big, this time by claiming the land of the village where they spend their summers: Mouzilo, near the town of Karpenisi, Central Greece.

Establisment of Mouzilo

One of the main reasons for the establishment of this new micronation, was not only the fact that they were relatively unhappy with how Pangratia was going, but also the sociopolitical and financial situation of Greece at the time. Mouzilo was based on the idea that Greece needed a renewal and that one of the means to achieve this were gradual reforms that would start from something of a small scale, like Mouzilo, and would end in something of a much bigger scale, hopefully Greece.

Mouzilo was undeniably modelled after Greece, but was also greatly effected by one of its cultural and political ancestors, the Byzantine Empire. In fact, in its early days Mouzilo was focused on reviving the Byzantine Empire or creating something like it. Having this in mind, it was quickly decided that the new nation would be an absolute monarchy ruled by a King, followed by his Prince. The first King of Mouzilo was Manolis, being called from this point on "Manu the First", while his Prince was Emmanuel who initially rejected the position of the Prime Minister. Other friends and relatives took several governmental positions, filling the first seats. The Constitution was written and signed on the 19th of May 2012 in a meeting of the gov'ment in the new “Royal Palace” of Manupol (Agiopolis).

However, and even though the positive prospects, Mouzilo quickly became completely inactive, with a small period of activity lasting only a week or so on August 2012. Mouzilo became active again a month later, on September, as one day Emmanuel, who was also the Minister of Electronic Administration, visited MicroWikia and noticed that the main page, as well as other pages of the wiki were vandalized. This forced him to join in the chat and thus having a real time communication with other micronationalists for the very first time. From a neutral point of view, someone cannot definitely say that this first contact went good, as Emmanuel had a huge argument with the Turkish micronationalist Hasan Çakar, the Supreme Leader of Hasanistan, who later became a close friend of Emmanuel. This was the first out of many arguments between the two, that marked Mouzilo's course in history.

Transition to Autocracy

Flag of the Temporary Imperial Administration of Mouzilo.

When on December 10 2012 Manu I removed Niitic (the old Pangratian language) from the official languages list, on the basis that it was associated to the older, "foreign" Pangratian state, major reactions were caused by the ones who participated in Pangratia. Baring in mind that Mouzilo was the historical successor of Pangratia, and that Niitic had become part of the culture by that time, they could not agree with this new development something which led in political instability. In reality, the "protests" of the people were not as much against the discarding of Niitic, as against Manu I's nature, who had been ruling Mouzilo with a strict, egoist and authoritarian policy seen as aggressive by the rest.

The Prince played a major role in this "uprising" which also determined Mouzilo's future. Being personally against Manu's policies and seeing that he was being given the chance to take over, he joined the protesters and managed to overthrow Manu from the throne, putting Manu's micronational career to an end. He then set up a provisional government mostly known by its initials in Greek, ΠΑΔΜ (Προσωρινή Αυτοκρατορική Διοίκηση Μουζήλου, Prosoriní Autokratorikí Diíkisi Mouzílou, "Temporary Imperial Administration of Mouzilo"). This provisional government lasted about 2 days, when, on December 12, he self-declared and was crowned the Emperor, writing a new page in Mouzilo's history books.

January 2013 Civil Conflict

The flag of ASPRM, a break-away state within Mouzilo

January 2013 is the month described by many as the worst in the Mouzeliot history, as it was then when the first civil conflict between the citizens of Mouzilo took place. Also known as "Black Month", "Black January", "Black Winter" and "Red Winter", the conflict began a few days after the 1st of May.

When the MSCP (Mouzeliot Soviet Communist Party), a parliamentary represented party, merged with the MLFP (Mouzeliot Leftist Forces Party), a non-represented party, the MSCP was expelled from the Parliament, as the law states that "no represented party can merge with an extra-parliamentary party". That caused a massive disagreement by the MSCP and MLFP sides, which, however, couldn't do anything about it as the law was clear. The expulsion of the MSCP also caused a huge problem in Parliament meetings, as the Socialist Party left the coalition government due to heavy disagreements, and as a consequence 4 parties with completely different policies were left in the parliament from that point on, which practically meant that no new decisions could be made for any matter(the situation was always 2 for, 2 against a new law). This lead to Mouzilo's total inactivity, in terms of new legislature, for a period of a couple of months.

Taking this into account, the Emperor and the then CNP-lead Government decided to, terminate Parliamentary procedures, until new elections were held. The decision caused major reactions by left-wing (and several right-wing) ideologists who felt that in fact democracy was being terminated. During this period, Mouzilo experienced the biggest "demonstrations" in its history. As a consequence of these major reactions, a physical civil conflict took place on January 2013 between Mouzeliot Communists and the Imperial Forces. The crisis was resolved a few days later, but the atmosphere was still tense. A few weeks later, the leftists created a de facto independent [3] state within Mouzilo, the ASPRM (Autonomous Socialist People's Republic of Mouzilo), surprisingly with no reaction by the Imperial side. The ASPRM is nowadays considered to be defunct, having silently "died".

A couple of months later, Pan-Imperial Federal Elections were held, with the CNP winning once again. The left-wing ideologists competed with a coalition party, the Freedom Party [4] and came second, becoming opposition. 3 more additional parties found their way into the parliament as well.

Government & Politics

As stated in the first clause, of the first section of the I. Article of the most recent revision of the Constitution of Mouzilo,

The form of government of Mouzilo shall be an Athenian Democratic Republic, ensuring the existence of a sovereign, independent and indivisible National State, which a President of the Republic shall lead.


-I. clause, I. section, I. Article

Occasionally, and due to the fact that it applies a slightly modified version of the Athenian democracy, the form of government of Mouzilo is referred to by foreign observers as "Mouzeliot Democracy". Because of this, many citizens of Mouzilo are proud to express the view that Mouzilo is the "only truly Democratic nation in the world", a view disputed by people of other nationalities. Furthermore, the participation of the people in the state, its policies and decisions, is encouraged.


In Mouzilo, the State is run by a democratically elected President, chosen every 5 years by the legal citizens of Mouzilo who are over the age of majority. The President is the one whose obligation is to ensure that the government is functioning flawlessly and that all laws are properly being applied. Second in the "hierarchy" of the State is the Prime Minister, who oversees the work being done in each ministry, as well as being the one who proposes and brings motions for voting in the Kältór, the Parliament of Mouzilo. Under him are the Ministers, responsible for their respective sectors, assisted by their Vice-Ministers. The Prime Minister, as well as the Ministers, is being appointed by the President, while the Vice-Ministers are appointed by the Ministers themselves and are under the Ministers' jurisdiction.

Government

The government of Mouzilo is comprised of 3 parts: the Executive, the Judicial and the Legislative, with the Executive being divided into two subcategories: the Presidential and the Prime Ministerial.

Executive

As mentioned above, the Executive has been divided into two, the Presidential and the Prime Ministerial. The members of both often gather together and jointly take decisions.

Presidential

This is the category in which, as the name states, the democratically elected President of Mouzilo belongs to. The current incumbent is Mr. Emmanuel Tsompanoglou.

Prime Ministerial

Obviously, the Prime Minister is the one who falls under this category. He is selected by the President whenever he wants as long as the constitution allows.

Judicial

The Judicial consists of two courts: the Federal and the civil. On the one hand the Federal Court deals with cases related to the state, the constitution or federal crimes, while on the other the civil court deals with cases similar to lawsuit or small scale theft. Crimes of a bigger scale, such as murder, are dealt by the courts of surrounding Greece.

Legislative

The legislature of Mouzilo is mostly known by the Kekropian/Szredian word Kältór, which roughly translates in English as "Parliament". Also known as the Parliament of the Representatives, it is where the elected representatives of each party which has exceeded 3,5% in elections gather to discuss laws and state function. Kältór is also responsible for constitutional amendments, which require the positive vote of the ⅔ of the Legislative Body.

Political Parties

Mouzilo has (and has had) a wide variety of political parties from everywhere in the political spectrum, representing various and some times different to each other ideologies.

Represented

Even though Mouzilo is at the moment a de facto single party state, de jure parties do still exist, but have remained idle except for one, the Social Patriotic Party.

According to the most recent elections, the May 2013 Federal elections, the parties chosen by the people to be represented in the Kältór, are:
Coat of Arms of the Kältór, the Mouzeliot Parliament
Party Founded Ideology Seats in Kältór Leader
Social Patriotic Party of Mouzilo 2012 Social-Democratic Patriotism, Greek Nationalism
2 / 5
Emmanuel Tsompanoglou
Freedom Party 2013 Socialism, Communism
1 / 5
The Central (Assembly)
National Eniakist Party 2013 Eniakism
1 / 5
Giannis Yfantis
Neutral Party 2013 TBA
1 / 5
Panagiotis Serentellos

Extra-Parliamentary

The only party not represented in the Parliament of the Representatives is:

Party Founded Ideology Leader
Panzeuist Party 2013 Promotion of the Panzeuist religion Iason

Former Parties

Here is a list of now defunct political parties:

Party Founded Ideology Leader
Mouzeliot Communist Party 2012 Communism, Stalinism Markos Apostolopoulos
Socialist Party 2012 Social Democracy Unknown
Soviet-Communist Party 2012 Stalinism The Grande Soviet
Royalist Party [5] 2012 Royalism Giorgos Tzavellas

Foreign Relations

As Mouzilo is currently a state of Ashukovo, it has zero official diplomatic relations with other micronations. However, Mouzilo keeps informal ties with the states which previously had established relations with Mouzilo. Those states are:

In addition, Mouzilo has also released a list of nations it unofficially does not recognize, summed up in the following collapsible list:

Mouzilo also recognizes:

Military

Logo of the Mouzeliot Army. It bares close resemblance to the emblem of the Mouzeliot Police, however it is more flat

In terms of defense, Mouzilo largely depends not only on its own power and the forces of friendly states, but also on the military of surrounding Greece. In addition, Mouzilo's geographical location provides an advantage to its armed forces in the first place, as it would be difficult for any foreign military to advance that much into Greek territory. Even though this fact, Mouzilo still preserves a small, yet competitive and skillful team of men ready to fight. This squad is headed by the President of Mouzilo, who serves as its Lieutenant General (Chief), an inspector and commander in the battlefield, under the observation of the Minister of Defense and the President of the Ashukov Federation. As a result, Mouzilo's armed forces are part of Ashukovo's military.

Mouzilo at the moment has 5 mixed units:

  • 101 Navy Group "Trireme"
"Trireme" is Mouzilo's main nautical military force, based in Scorpion island
  • 483 Special Forces Group (SOPMU) "Ares"
483 Special Ops Military Unit "Ares" is Mouzilo's leading armed force, responsible for operations of special and critical character.
  • 616 Air Force Squadron "Akritas"
This unit, which is, at the moment, virtual, is one of the 2 air force units of Mouzilo. Its base is in Virgo.
  • 416 Air Force Squadron "Byzantium"
Based in Agiopolis, 416 AFS is Mouzilo's 2nd air force unit. Like 616, it is virtual as well.
  • 415 Mainland Defense Troop "Justinian"
415 MDT is based in the town of Mouzilo and it is the unit defending, as its name states, mainland Mouzilo. It also serves as the border guard.

Military history

Mouzilo's military history includes a civil conflict, an unrecognized "revolution" by several pro-Hasanistan individuals in the Autonomous Republic of New Virgo (known in Mouzilo as Mouzeliot Hasanistan) and an unrecognized, by the Mouzeliot side, "war" declared to Mouzilo by one of the Fawcett nations (at the time known as "New Russia"). From the wars mentioned above, the only conflict that did not take place virtually, but actually, was the Mouzeliot Civil conflict, which lead to the creation of the self proclaimed ASPRM - the Autonomous Socialist People's Republic of Mouzilo - and the reduction of the Mouzeliot population by 29.4% (This percentage chose to flee the Empire and reside in ASPRM). The army has also been on standby several times during diplomatic crises between Mouzilo and Hasanistan, a nation characterized nowadays as a brotherly.

Equipment

Mouzilo's military equipment does not include a high variety of arms, due to the lack of the required budget. However, the army has still managed to equip itself by low-cost or easy to make arms or objects that could be proven useful in situations is self defense. All in all, Mouzilo's equipment at the moment comprises of the following:

Geography

Mouzilo's mainland is located where the homonymous village is, amphitheatrically built on Kaliakouda mountain which is located in Central Greece, in Evritania prefecture. It is only 20 kilometres away from the prefecture's capital, Karpenisi and around 30-35 from the town of Prousos, known for its Greek Orthodox monastery and the icon of "Panagia Prousiotissa" (Virgin Mary of Prousos), found in this area on the 18th century. Really close to Mouzilo is Mouzeliotis river, named after the village, which had been providing the locals with water for ages and also served as a place to hide, reorganize or prepare assaults by Greek rebels, during the 1821 Greek War of Independence. Also, the 3 centuries old church of St. George is built next to the river, playing a leading cultural and historical role in the scene of the wider area.

Moreover, Mouzilo has claims on the Kazakh-Kyrgyz border, sharing borders with the Republic of Hasanistan. This area is intermicronationally known ad Virgo, while in Mouzilo it is mostly referred to as "Mouzeliot Hasanistan", due to the fact that this land was given to Mouzilo by the government of Hasanistan. Virgo is at the moment an autonomous republic within the territory of Mouzilo.

Mouzilo has also laid claims on several private islands in the Ionian Sea, with the most prominent of them being former Aristotle Onassis' property, the Scorpion Island. The main idea behind those claims is the opposition to the privatization of islands.

New Herakleia in Chalcidice is yet another territory annexed to Mouzilo after a bilateral agreement. In the case of N. Herakleia, the Principality of Imvrassia chose to give the administration of the former micronation to Mouzilo as a sign of brotherhood.

One of the most important places by far in Mouzilo is, as expected, its capital Agiopolis. Agiopolis is based on an apartment in Athens with its whereabouts, however, being classified due to security reasons.

Cantons

Mouzilo's territory is divided into cantons, administrative regions headed by cantonals. Mouzilo has at the moment 5 cantons, each having its own capital city and cantonal. In addition to them, Mouzilo also has 2 self-governed regions which are not considered cantons, but rather autonomous republics.

Throughout its history, Mouzilo has changed numerous times the borders of its regions and their names. After the most recent change in borders as well as the introduction of new territories, Mouzilo's current cantons and autonomous republics are:

Cantons in mainland Mouzilo
Flag Emblem Name
Native Name(s)
Population Area (m²) Cantonal
Federal Districts
Flag of Agiopolis.png Seal of Agiopolis.png Agiopolis Federal District
Greek: Ομοσπονδιακή Περιοχή Αγιόπολης
3 Emmanuel Tsompanoglou
Cantons
Mouzeliot Canton.png Mouzeliot Canton CoA.png Canton of Mouzilo
Greek: Καντόνι Μουζήλου
Szredian: Kantoon Mouzilosz
1 Emmanuel Tsompanoglou
Flag of Klausio.png Canton of Klausio
Greek: Καντόνι Κλαυσίου
Szredian: Kantoon Klafsiosz
Emmanuel Tsompanoglou
Sts.Andrew-George Flag.png Canton of Sts. George and Andrew
Greek: Καντόνι Αγ. Γεωργίου και Ανδρέα
Szredian: Kantoon Szä. Jörg a Ånter
Mouzeliot Islands Flag.png Canton of Scorpion and Mouzeliot Islands
Greek: Καντόνι Σκορπιού και Μουζελιωτών Νήσων
Szredian: Kantoon Skorpjoos a Mouzelivæjä Njøszä
Flag of Glyfada.png Canton of Glyfada
Greek: Καντόνι Γλυφάδας
Szredian: Kantoon Glyfådusz
Emmanuel Tsompanoglou
Krajs
Gunido flag.png Kraj of Gunido (Cnidus)
Gunidoweyan: 구라유 구니도ᄊ (Kurayu Gunidoss)
Kraj of New Herakleia
Greek: Περιοχή Νέας Ηρακλείας
St.Paul Flag.png St.Paul CoA.png Kraj of St. Paul
Mountain Szredian: Kraaj Sh. Pöölsz
Emmanuel Tsompanoglou
Klerksdorp flag.png Klerksdorp CoA.png Kraj of Klerksdorp
Klerksdorp Chathan: Kraj fon Klerksdorp`

Climate

The climate of the Mouzeliot mainland is a mixture of Mediterranean and mountainous. Much of the territory receives snow in winter and is warm during the summer months.

Climate data for Mouzilo Canton
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 47.5
(8.6)
48.7
(9.3)
55
(12.8)
65.3
(18.5)
73
(23)
78.4
(25.8)
84
(28.9)
85.8
(29.9)
78.1
(25.6)
69.4
(20.8)
56.7
(13.7)
50.4
(10.2)
66
(18.9)
Average low °F (°C) 28.4
(-2.0)
32.7
(0.4)
36.3
(2.4)
37
(2.8)
45.5
(7.5)
47.8
(8.8)
50.5
(10.3)
51.8
(11.0)
40.6
(4.8)
43.9
(6.6)
37.4
(3.0)
26.2
(-3.2)
39.7
(4.3)
Average Rainfall inches (mm) 9.937
(252.4)
7.472
(189.8)
8.055
(204.6)
2.024
(51.4)
1.882
(47.8)
1.591
(40.4)
0.402
(10.2)
0.008
(0.2)
3.677
(93.4)
1.913
(48.6)
7.071
(179.6)
2.134
(54.2)
46.157
(1,172.4)
Source: National Observatory of Athens (2013 averages)


Climate data for Agiopolis Federal District
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13.3
(55.9)
13.9
(57)
16.6
(61.9)
20.0
(68)
25.2
(77.4)
30.4
(86.7)
33.4
(92.1)
33.7
(92.7)
28.7
(83.7)
23.5
(74.3)
18.8
(65.8)
14.7
(58.5)
22.7
(72.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.9
(49.8)
10.2
(50.4)
12.5
(54.5)
15.7
(60.3)
20.5
(68.9)
25.5
(77.9)
28.5
(83.3)
28.6
(83.5)
24.1
(75.4)
19.5
(67.1)
15.1
(59.2)
11.7
(53.1)
18.48
(65.27)
Average low °C (°F) 6.8
(44.2)
6.8
(44.2)
8.8
(47.8)
11.7
(53.1)
15.8
(60.4)
20.6
(69.1)
23.6
(74.5)
23.8
(74.8)
19.8
(67.6)
15.9
(60.6)
11.7
(53.1)
8.8
(47.8)
14.5
(58.1)
Average Rainfall mm (inches) 56.9
(2.24)
46.7
(1.839)
40.7
(1.602)
30.8
(1.213)
22.7
(0.894)
10.6
(0.417)
5.8
(0.228)
6.0
(0.236)
13.9
(0.547)
52.6
(2.071)
58.3
(2.295)
69.1
(2.72)
414.1
(16.303)
Average relative humidity (%) 70.7 68.9 67.0 62.9 59.5 52.6 48.7 47.6 57.2 64.6 71.9 71.8 62.0
Average rainy days 12.6 10.4 10.2 8.1 6.2 3.7 1.9 1.7 3.3 7.2 9.7 12.1 87.1
Sunshine hours 158.1 168.0 189.1 225.0 303.8 360.0 384.4 359.6 252.0 198.4 144.0 105.4 2,847.8
Source: Climatebase (temperatures, RH, and sun 1980–2000)[12] World Meteorological Organization (precipitation 1955–1997),[13]

Economy

Symbol of the Mouzeliot Drachma, Mouzilo's currency

The economy of Mouzilo can be characterized as a mix-market capitalist, with some elements of statism. The majority of the republic's citizens are either lower or upper middle-class, while the income inequality is almost not present. In addition, key companies not only for Ashukovo, but also for Mouzilo, are based in Mouzilo and mostly in Agiopolis. Such companies are Logoncept, the European HQ, studios and television program of the ABC, the (de facto) headquarters of the Ashukov Central Bank, Impairial Lines, but also the Defense and Arms State Industry of Mouzilo (DASIM).

Most exchanges in Mouzilo are done in euros, while the Mouzeliot Drachma and the Ashukov Denar are also present. The usage of 3 different currencies for transactions, makes things some times complicated, as some times, a person who would pay in Drachmas, for example, would receive change in Euros or Denars and vice versa. The government has tried to promote the Drachma in all regions of Mouzilo in order to make transactions easier and to boost the economy, and has been successful in all regions but the Mouzeliot mainland, which keeps on using Euros the most. Contrary to the mainland, however, Agiopolis is using exclusively the Drachma, which is seen as a positive sign by the government officials responsible for Mouzilo's economy.

Mouzilo has no citizen taxation laws, however taxes are collected from Mouzeliot companies. Moreover, the state's income comes either from contributions and donations, or from the selling of goods, exports and the income of the industries based there.

Culture

The culture of Mouzilo is a blend of cultures that were either born in Greece or were created by Greek people. Mouzilo's culture is mostly based upon the Byzantine one, with many elements of Greek folklore and ancient Greek culture. From art and customs to cuisine and language, all aspects of culture are covered by the Mouzeliots.

Language

Mouzilo has a long tradition in language creation. The first language to be called "Mouzeliot language" appeared on October 2012, which was a modernized version of Latin (the language later became known as Neo-Latin). Several months later, a second"Mouzeliot language" appeared and soon after a third one, all completely different to each other. On May 2013, the creation of a new conlang began, known as Kekropian (Kekropáğ) which later evolved to Szredian (Szredģivȁja), which is at the moment being developed by the Imperial University of Mouzilo. In addition, the Ashukov language is currently being developed by the Ashukov Language Institution, which is a subsidiary of the University of Ashukovo and based in Agiopolis.

Education

Emblem of the Imperial University of Mouzilo

Mouzilo's educational system closely follows that of Greece; there are 9 years of compulsory education, 2 before and 3 after that are optional, though suggested, and after the 14-year plan of education is completed, students may advance to a university in Mouzilo or abroad. In detail, the outline of Mouzilo's educational system, is:

  • Preschool education (Children 4 years old; optional)
    • Kindergarten (Children 5 years old; optional)
      • Elementary school (Children 6 to 12 years old; 6 years in school, compulsory)
        • A Class
        • B Class
        • C Class
        • D Class
        • E Class
        • F Class
          • Junior High School (Teenagers 12 to 15 years old; 3 years in school, compulsory)
            • A Class (Promotion exams at the end of the year)
            • B Class (Promotion exams at the end of the year)
            • C Class (Diploma/Promotion to Senior High exams at the end of the year)
              • Senior High School
                • A Class (Promotion exams at the end of the year)
                • B Class (Promotion exams at the end of the year)
                • C Class (Diploma/Promotion to top-level education institute exams at the end of the year)


The Imperial University of Mouzilo is Mouzilo's top-level public flagship research and education institute. It was established on September 2013 and it currently has 4 classes, which are Greek and Mouzeliot History, History of Music, History of Philosophy and Ancient Greek language. Also, Mouzilo closely cooperates with the University of Ashukovo, but also other Ashukov institutes, such as the University of Ashukovo-Aetos, the University of Džoltovolk and Montania State University.

Media

Mouzilo's print and digital media are dominated by "The Mouzeliot Tribune", a state-owned newspaper. In addition to that, Mouzilo is proud to be the home of the European HQ of the ABC. ABC's subdivision in Mouzilo, UBC or United Broadcasting Corporation, broadcasts everything from news to sports and entertainment. UBC, however, is planned to go defunct by August 2014, giving its place to ABC's channels, such as abc1 or abc+. Radio in Mouzilo is, at the moment, not involved with.

Sports

Logo of the August 2013 Mouzeliot games

Mouzilo can be characterized as a sports-loving micronation, as the vast majority of the nation's citizens, including its President, are involved with sports.

The most popular sport in Mouzilo is association football, with most of the Mouzeliot citizens being big fans of it. Football clubs in Mouzilo include Mouzilo Eagles and Kekropian Athletic Union, both multi-sports clubs. Also, the Mouzeliot Football Federation has set up a national team, which, on the latest MFA rankings, is ranked 4th best micronational national team in the world. In addition, Mouzilo had expressed an interest in the past on hosting the 2015 MFA European Championship and the creation of UBMFF-the Union of Balkan Micronational Football Federations.

Other sports include basketball, with 3 out of Mouzilo's basketball teams participating in MicroLeague, and one even reaching the Final-4 on June 2013, hosted in Mouzilo. Also, handball, volleyball, tennis and chess are quite popular, with the latter having a quite successful national team. Plus, Mouzilo was interested in hosting an independent intermicronational chess tournament. Furthermore, track sports are widely popular, with a sports competition, the Mouzeliot Games (modelled after the Ancient Greek Olympic Games) being held each August, in which athletes compete on various sports such as cycling,swimming and/or running.

See also

References and Notes

  1. Literally Popular Republic of Mouzilo or Popular Democracy of Mouzilo (Greek)
  2. Demetrios E.Mpoukas History and Culture of Mouzilo, Eurytania. Macedon Publications, 1999
  3. The Empire never recognised ASPRM's sovereignity
  4. As a consequence to the Civil Conflict and the creation of ASPRM, Mouzilo had prohibited the use of "Communist", "Leftist", "Socialist" and in general leftist ideology name tags for the naming of Parties. This prohibition was later terminated.
  5. After its dissolution, its members joined the Social Patriotic Party Party. Others joined the Neutral Party
  6. Informal relations
  7. For various reasons. Mainly due the oppression of ethnic Greeks in Northern Epirus.
  8. As Mouzilo supports Greece in the Macedonian naming dispute and due to the fact that FYRo"M" claims part of Greek territory; the DR only accepts FYRo"M" under the name Vardarska Republika
  9. Mouzilo sees that the Republic of Kosovo is a NATO puppet state. In addition, Mouzilo supports Serbia's side on the Kosovo dispute.
  10. As any other UN member nation does, except Turkey. Also, Mouzilo could never support something that is against the ethnic Greek population's benefits
  11. Note: Mouzilo has contacted with the Palestinian ambassador to Greece several times
  12. "Афины,Греция #16716" (in Russian). Climatebase. http://climatebase.ru/station/16716/from2000/. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  13. "Weather Information for Athens". http://www.worldweather.org/063/c00177.htm.