Democratic Union of New Pulaskia

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Democratic Union of New Pulaskia
Flag
Coat of arms
Motto: "Terra Pax et Iustitia”
"Land of Peace and Justice"
Anthem: Pulaskian National Hymn
Central Arkansas, USA
StatusActive
CapitalProvinstadt
LargestBryant
Official languagesEnglish
Recognised national languagesSpanish
Ethnic groups
(2024)
  • 82% European/White
  • 13% East Asian
  • 5% Hispanic/Latino
Religion
(2024)
  • 41% Christianity (Mostly Baptist, some Pentecostal)
  • 27% Unaffiliated/Atheist
  • 5% Mixed Religious Beliefs
  • 5% Church of Spaghettism
  • 4% Pagan Worshipper/Christian
  • 28% No Data/Prefer Not To Say
Demonym(s)Pulaskian, New Pulaskian
GovernmentDirect Democratic Federation
• President
Ayden Tucker
• Vice President
Kahlan Higgins
LegislaturePresidential Council
Independence 
from USA
• Independence Declared
October 6, 2022
• Constitution Ratified
December 1, 2022
Area
• Total
0.002 km2 (0.00077 sq mi)
Population
• 2023 census
20
CurrencyPulaskian Dollar/U.S. Dollar
Time zoneCDT
• Summer (DST)
CDT
Driving sideright
Calling code+1

The Democratic Union of New Pulaskia (DUNP), more commonly known as New Pulaskia, is a micronation located in Central Arkansas. It is completely surrounded by the United States. It claims a modest territory of about 0.61 acres (TBU) and contains a little over 20 people (TBU), all of whom reside within the Union. It contains within this territory, the Saline Province, one federal district (Capital Territory), one autonomous region (Xaidia) and 2 territories (Garland Territory and Calhoun Territory)

New Pulaskia’s territory was, before colonization by European powers, inhabited mainly by the Quapaw and Caddo peoples. It was incorporated into the French Empire and handed to the United States after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and was slowly settled. New Pulaskia was officially declared on 6 September 2021, after some squabbling over the naming and government system of the country. However, its roots were laid down in the great Jaelandian War in May 2021. After over 200 years in the United States, the region broke free during the COVID-19 pandemic to escape the hardships of the situation. The founder and current president of New Pulaskia is Ayden T. The Vice President is currently Kahlan H. The Legislative body of New Pulaskia is the Presidential Council. Currently, New Pulaskia has established inter-micronational relations with neighboring Aglesia and Hakoi (and formerly Xaidia and Kalossia, for example) and recognizes several other micronations and independence movements.

Etymology

The name New Pulaskia comes from the name of Pulaski County, Arkansas, which comes from the name of Casimir Pulaski, a Polish Revolutionary War hero who reformed the American cavalry units, and -ia, which means land. Before the formation of New Pulaskia, the nation of Nordlandia had existed, whose name meant ‘northern land’, and symbolized the American name of North Little Rock, where the current capital resides (or possibly the northern corner of the playground field area where it was declared). The name of New Pulaskia was suggested by the former treasurer Maddox T. A very popular (and true) story about the name was that some would refer to Nordlandia as “Nerdlandia”, and so the new name was proposed.

History

The Union of New Pulaskia was founded on 1 September 2021, near the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though another nation, the Republic of Nordlandia, had been formed in May 2021, it was formed as an experimental nation during the Jaelandian War. It was only partially established, and an official constitution and governing body were not created. This section has been updated to show a summary of important events. More information can be found on the History page above.

Pre-Republic

The Union of New Pulaskia was formerly a part of the United States of America, specifically the State of Arkansas. The area began to be settled in numbers in the early 1800s, and Little Rock, one of the first and largest settlements, began in the 1820s. The land was urbanized and industrialized throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, and in the 2010s, the Tucker-Johnson family moved to the area that would become the capital of New Pulaskia.

First Republic Era

In late April 2021, Ayden T., the president of New Pulaskia, came up with the idea to create his own nation. By now, several of his friends had done so. One Zack B. created the nation of Zackstovia, while several other neighbors, led by Jae L., created Jaelandia. Tensions quickly arose, and soon, war broke out. At first, conflict was minimal, usually in the form of small skirmishes, but these became full frontal assaults. Several attempts were made at diplomacy, though these all failed. Near the onset of the war, Zackstovia split into several nations, including Zackstovia and the Republic of Overbrook (ruled by Ayden). They each had their separate leaders but shared a common enemy: Jaelandia. They continued to wage war on Jaelandia, suffering heavy setbacks as the war dragged on. Throughout all of this, the young republic survived, changing name to the Republic of Nordlandia, and fighting on. The people of Jaelandia were united, however, with a large, organized army and government that the other small nations didn’t have. Eventually, the war would come to an unofficial and inconclusive end at the end of May 2021, though a treaty was never signed. Nordlandia soon after became defunct .

New Republic Era

After around 2 to 3 months of inactivity, Ayden decided to revive the project after it was brought up by one of the former members of Nordlandia, Levyn S. It was declared the Republic of Nordlandia on 6 September 2021. He began to develop it, writing the first draft of the constitution and reviving the nation, remaking the national symbols and form of government and declaring his capital at Provinstadt (North Little Rock). However, the country was still stagnant and progress was slow.

Union Era

During early 2022, true development began. Ayden revised national symbols once more, rewrote the constitution, reformed the government, and began a period of development. He declared the Democratic Union of New Pulaskia, with its independence date set as January 2, 2022. He incorporated more people into the country and got approval for the new Constitution. In March, he won the first official elections, with Stephanie J. as his Vice President and Maddox T. as the Treasurer, and was appointed in Provinstadt on March 18, 2022, along with his Vice President and Treasurer. The nation saw extensive population growth and the foundations of a police force, court, and military in Spring of 2022. In spite of a conspiracy to overthrow the government in the President’s absence, growth continued, with the nation hitting the ten people mark in early April. Growth continued with the foundation of the National Military and Science Administration (NMSA). Secondary elections in May 2022 ended in a decisive Liberal-Conservative Party victory with Kahlan H. as the new Vice President and Police Chief, among other things, and Joseph C. as the new Treasurer. Ayden T. continued as the President and was also elected the Minister of Media, a controversial move that spurred protests. The elections also came with changes to provincial borders and government function. Soon after, Pulaskian diplomats came into contact with Xadia and Aglezia (Äglęßįæś), both of which were new micronations that showed interest in an alliance. This also came with the first war Pulaskia was involved in against another unnamed micronation. The war stagnated and ended as the summer began, slowing growth, but, in July, after the President had returned from a trip abroad, while at his summer residence on Lake Hamilton in Garland Territory, a coup was launched there on by Maddox T., the former Treasurer who wished to be reinstated. With no other options, the President was forced to accept, though he soon returned the position to Joseph C.

New Horizons Era

In September 2022, amid the country’s first anniversary, Pulaskia enacted the Military Preparedness Movement, which began the draft of more soldiers into the Pulaskian Army. This caused tensions with nearby Xaidia to rise, but they were diffused through an official alliance treaty between Pulaskia and Xadia ultimately diffusing tensions. Following this, publishing of the Pulaskian Times (national newspaper) began, along with the writing of the Pulaskian Declaration of Independence and the editing of the Constitution. This came with a crisis, as the VP, Kahlan H, resigned, leaving Rebecca D to take over. After Kahlan expressed her wish to return, she was accepted by the President, but Rebecca would demand a ‘vote of approval’. This would end in Kahlan’s victory, causing more tension, magnified by Rebecca’s proposal to unite the two nations of Xadia and New Pulaskia, which Ayden showed interest in. This resulted in another round of voting, which ended in several ties for both unification and a new Government Exclusion Act to keep foreign leaders from holding government office in New Pulaskia. Then, a game-changing event. On October 17, the Second United Micronational Conference of Bryant was held, the first having occurred in 2021 (detail on history page). This discussed a non-aggression treaty between Aglesia (formerly Aglezia), New Pulaskia, and Xadia, but ended on a dark note as Supreme Leader of Aglesia, Gavin McManigal, attempted to assassinate the President (supposedly by order of Kahlan H, the Vice President), though this was proved to be a false cover-up. This led to tensions and another round of Pulaskian military drafting, setting a precedent for future distrust. Soon after, Pulaskia would aquire territory in Tennessee after a deal during a Presidential visit to the area, the first new territory in a while. The next week, a tiebraker vote was held, initially showing most wanting the Exclusion Act to become a law, with only 20% of the Council voting for it to become an amendment, and 60% voting against the unfication of New Pulaskia and Xaidia. This was soon challenged as an Xadian poll showed 100% for the union, but it would be continually debated for some time. And then, in November, a civil war began.

Era of Chaos

On November 3, 2022, Brayden A, Minister of Defense, would supposedly secede from New Pulaskia. Supported by Aglesia and Joseph C, they were supposedly attempting to depose the President, and would cause so much chaos that government function revolved around it for the time it occurred. This also came with a new micronation founded: Saidlund, which also supported the revolt and civil war in New Pulaskia. This would be the peak of the chaos, but it quickly dissipated, however, when it was revealed that it was all a rumor, started to fuel chaos and collapse. The timing was stated to have been “just perfect” by President Ayden T, who, along with Xadian leader Rebecca D, was out sick with flu during the start of the “rebellion”. Both would return to calm the situation and reclaim their government positions from the Provisional President Kahlan Higgins. Supreme Court cases, the first since May 2022, were planned for those involved in the so-called “revolution”, but would not occur as continued postponement would lead to them being mostly forgotten. At the same time of this, Dia B, a new upstart of New Pulaskia, was sworn in as the new Chief of Police for Pulaskia, namely the power center of Bryant, and, by extension, Pulaski Province, allowing Kahlan H to retire from that position and ushering in an age of strength. Kahlan was kept as Deputy Police Chief, and Rebecca D was made Head of Investigative Services. At the same time, new referendums were being drafted and sent in. The first, one to change the national anthem, would be the first major change to a symbol of New Pulaskia since early 2022, and the second, a referendum to abolish the Autonomous Province of Josentia, proposed eliminating the province, which was stated as being “unnecessary to the function of New Pulaskia”. Voting, however, came slowly, especially for Josentia, due to lack of interest.

Constitutional Era

On December 1, 2022, the Pulaskian Constitution was officially signed by enough Presidential Council members to ratify it, ushering in the Constitutional Era. The chaos that had plagued Pulaskia over the past months finally settled, bringing peace to the region. On December 9, voting on the national anthem concluded, with the victory of “Pulaskia, Land of Peace and Justice!”, whose lyrics had been decided, but whose tune had not. While this did cause some upheaval, it wasn’t much, as many who did want “It’s Pulaskia”, the second place anthem, simply brushed it off. This led the way for the new national anthem to begin being implemented. Meanwhile, the Josentian referendum ended with a decision to remove the province, and tensions began to settle. A robbery was reported by the Treasurer, with few repercussions. The Bryant Middle School Dance was attended by leaders of nations, though the VP Kahlan Higgins reported being blackmailed by government leaders (a true fact, but one left mainly unacknowledged), but for the most part there was calm and peace within New Pulaskia during this time. There were even new political parties created (Spaghetti Party and Conservative Party). In January, after a Christmas break and New Year when the nation’s activity halted, the year began with a danger to the nation: Kahlan Higgins and Rebecca Davis were believed to be plotting a rebellion. The Army and Police Force were mobilized, only for the President to quickly call off this mobilization after the realization that they were not really rebelling. This chaos was the cause of much panic in Pulaskia, but it quickly calmed. By January 13, the Pulaskian Times began publishing again, and this would come with new and important news. In Aglesia, Gavin McManigal, Emperor of Aglesia, would take off on leave, leaving Kahlan Higgins (the Pulaskian VP and Aglesian “Supreme Torturer”) in charge as the Princess Regent. Emails from just before this prove that Gavin had been planning this, though the exact reasons for his disappearance are unknown. About this time, annual taxes were coming in as well, with $27 payed in taxes that would go on to fund Pulaskian government activities. This would end this short time of a new and peaceful Pulaskia, and enter the Era of Oppression. And it was not good for the people of Pulaskia.

Era of Oppression

The Era of Oppression would begin sometime before January 20 and would continue until the end of May. The precise event that began this era is easy to pinpoint: assigned seating arrangements in Bryant Middle School, directly affecting Pulaskians. Though there was protest, this arrangement continued anyways. The Pulaskian government urged its people to resist, but there was little they could do. It would drag on, though petitions against it brought a much needed hope. As the Age of Oppression marched on, destructive as ever, the Pulaskian election cycle would begin once more. By February 10, election positions were already being registered for, with Ayden T, once more a presidential candidate, having competition, with the Spaghetti and Conservative Parties competing with the newly split Liberal Party. The elections were looking to make a more divided nation, and that idea would only be furthered by squabbling around the elections. The initial week after this announcement, however, was fairly calm. Little occurred, besides the continuation of planning a Presidential Council meeting for the month of February. Chaos, however, would eventually erupt around several candidates, namely Rebecca D and Joseph C, with many claims that they were trying to take more power for themselves, though these would mostly go unaddressed. On March 6, a Presidential Council Meeting was conducted, and sweeping reforms would pass. Xaidia would be fully integrated as an Autonomous Province, several unnecessary government positions were abolished, and the threat of Aglesia was addressed. All of these reforms proved how efficient these meetings could be, and pushed the nation further along. The important decision made on Aglesia was to arrest and put on trial Gavin McManigal, Supreme Dictator of Aglesia. Though the trial wouldn’t take place, it would set the precedent for greater distrust of Aglesia and those closely associated with the nation, and would be driven by comments from Gavin. As mid-March rolled in, the Pulaskian Times also saw changes, towards a more Pulaskia focused newspaper, and rarely featuring international news, and suspicion was aroused when Gavin M. suggested that Aglesia may be planning an attack, though the threats were little more than that.

Era of Change

As April began, Pulaskia mostly calmed. A short incident was started in which messages sent by Gavin McManigal using Ayden Tucker’s email nearly started a war with Xaidia, but the plot was uncovered and stopped. Pulaskia itself, meanwhile, was combatting oppression. VP Kahlan Higgins would speak out publicly against the banning of books containing references to LGBTQ+ topics, and book banning altogether, as there were fears that book banning, which had been occurring limitedly elsewhere, would reach the area. At the same time, another rebellion against Pulaskia was defeated on Easter Sunday, with the Cannon Rebellion defeated by Pulaskian militias and the Army. The rebellion, which had occurred near an archaeological dig site ran by Pulaskians, would return the next week, and, in the Second Battle of Nancy Pond, the archaeological dig site was ruined, and many important artifacts destroyed. This resulted in the NMSA beginning hiring new workers to help work on the dig site to keep it protected, and the creation of Task Force Alpha to protect Pulaskian interests near the dig site and elsewhere. The new nation of Kalossia would break away from Pulaskia on April 27, likely over fears of war with Aglesia, and would quickly grow, with 3 citizens joining the new nation and quickly planning to ally with Pulaskia, while plans were formulated in case of an Aglesian attack on Kalossia, mainly due to the troubling talk of annexation of Kalossia (not likely peaceful) by Aglesia, centering around military action or using the Princess of Aglesia to convince the emperor into standing down. By early May, elections were in full swing. A new party known as the Justice Party was created, centering around animal rights, and support was growing for the Monarchist Party. And then, on May 2, 2023, it happened. The Fall.

Era of Peace

The Fall began on May 2nd, when e-mails between Pulaskians were blocked. As this occurred in the middle of election season, this understandably caused chaos within Pulaskia, which used e-mail for much conversation and government business. The government was in chaos as well, scrambling to establish a Google Doc for conversation and to continue the publication of the Pulaskian Times. They were mostly successful, and the nation was running well enough again to publish the election results. They were a surprising mix. Ayden T and Kahlan H took the Presidency and Vice Presidency respectively, while the Treasury was split between Maddox T and Rebecca D. Rebecca took victory in the Ministry of Commerce, while the Ministry of War was split between her and Joseph C, with Foreign Affairs taken by Kahlan H, and Agriculture split between Cynthia A and Rebecca. Many positions were taken with only a single candidate that ran for them, and ties were broken soon after, with Maddox taking the Treasury, Joseph taking the M.o.W, and Cynthia taking Agriculture. Following this, Pulaskia would settle into another summer lull. Following it, in September, the NMSA requested funds (never granted) for further archaeological excavation, and COVID spiked in Pulaskia. Late 2023 was incredibly calm, with a head of the newly created Pulaskian Air Force appointed, (Maddox T), and annexation of an area in southern Arkansas known as the Calhoun Territory, with a small, wooden fort named Ft. Lazer declared the territorial capital. In January came another lull, though the population was picking up by February, enough so that the Pulaskian Times began publishing again. This detailed the beginning of election preparations, with an edition the next week detailing a planned Council meeting, with Joseph C planning a bill to limit the amount of electoral positions one could obtain, and a conversion of the NMSA into the NSA (National Science Administration). In March, election campaigning began, and a greater increase in population began around this time. Not long after, rumors began to spread of a rebellion by Joseph to get his act (at the time known as the Three Position Act) passed, though he claimed it was a peaceful protest to get the act passed. At the same time, Ayden was receiving challenges to his secure Presidency by Leo L, a new citizen, though he would later drop into the Vice Presidential race instead, with his competition towards Ayden replaced by another new citizen, Sophia B. On March 7 and 8, changes were made to the running of the Google Doc used for conversation between citizens of different nations requiring a B average to remain on the Doc and nearly removing all Kalossia representation on it. On March 12, another Council meeting was finally held. Major points of the meeting were reporting the end of or false reports of rebellions, demonopolization of the citizenship approval process, at the time fully controlled by M. of Foreign Affairs Kahlan H, the Pulaskian flag’s green stripe was officially darkened, a 3.7 GPA was officially made a requirement for election candidacy, the Five Position Act, limiting the amount of positions that could be held, was passed to be put into writing, and the Government Exclusion Act, despite requests by Emperor Gavin M to repeal it so he could run in Pulaskian elections, remained in place. Around the same time, 3 new political parties were created: the Freedom Party, led by the aforementioned Sophia B, the Massanelli (Mussolini) Party, and the Cheerio (Monarchist) Party, with the favor of President Ayden Tucker decreasing to 75% favoring him as President. A week prior to the beginning of voting, the Secret Society of New Pulaskia (SSoP) was founded by Sophia and dissolved. Intended as a platform for reform but criticized for its secrecy and called a cult, it fell apart due to these reasons. Not long after, Pulaskia would reincorporate the Republic of Kalossia into its territory. On April 3, another Council meeting commenced, witnessed by many average citizens. Ministers reported great progress, an Aglesian refugee was taken in, and Kalossia’s reincorporation was approved. The meeting also saw several propositions made. Kahlan Higgins proposed that leaders of foreign nations could not be citizens of New Pulaskia, accepted unanimously, though regret was expressed by Kingston M and Ayden, who did not fully agree. This caused an uproar, especially since two Council members not present were filled in for by Addie H and Taylor B, new citizens who supported the decisions. Dia B, one of the members not present, actually opposed Kahlan’s proposal as well, leading to a presidential veto on the decision days later. Following the decisions of the Council, Gavin M, the main person affected by the decision, gathered a group of like minded individuals and drafted a declaration against the decisions, setting a precedent for the civil war to come. On April 6 the new micronation of Hakoi signed the Pulaskian-Hakoian Alliance Treaty, securing a new alliance, with a piece of land at Port Royal set aside for a Hakoian embassy to Pulaskia, and plans made to make Fort Lazer of Calhoun Terr. an international zone. Pulaskia also refused to make an alliance with Hakoi’s rival of the Republic of Europea on their request. Corruption was also becoming visibly rampant within Pulaskia at this time. The era concluded as President Ayden T went for a one week Caribbean cruise, during which, chaos would erupt.

Civil War

Things were relatively normal as Ayden’s vacation began. Unusually calm, in fact, especially for the end of elections. Results were released Friday, May 3, with Ayden T victorious as President despite Sophia’s platform of heavy citizen input. Kahlan H took VP narrowly, with Keller H as the newly established Secretary of State. Rebecca D became Treasurer, Leo L became M. of Commerce, Taylor B became M of Defense, Kingston M became Head of NSA, and M. of Foreign Affairs, and Addie H became M. of Agriculture (many of these people also took other positions). However, the calm was absolutely shattered that same Friday, when a new nation emerged. Known as the Republic of New Libertas (meaning “new freedom” in Latin), it declared war on the Autonomous Province of Xaidia specifically within Pulaskia. Ayden, who returned from his trip the very next day, made an hours long call that cemented the decision. They would not stand for an attack on any part of Pulaskia, no matter whether they intended to attack the rest of the nation or not, and stood firm is his defense of Xaidia. This was no false rebellion. This was war. The New Libertans began drafting an ultimatum as well, with plans made to instate a Pulaskian draft to swiftly and decisively win the war. Tensions existed over ideological differences within the nation, with its intentions stated to remove corruption of Pulaskia in the form of Rebecca and Kahlan. Many New Libertans also stated they wanted a peaceful compromise, though leaders requested positions within Pulaskia without being elected to them, with citizens of Pulaskia rejecting and calling it the very thing New Libertas claimed to want destroyed. The ultimatum was completed not long after, though it would not be directly sent to Pulaskian leaders, and by this time Aglesia was staunchly aligned to New Libertas. Despite calls for peace by Sophia, one New Libertan co-President, the Battle of Pencilton (fought with pencils as the name implies) would occur on May 7, with a stalemate resulting in both sides withdrawing and claiming victory. The nation continued instability, though one of their demands, for court cases against those who committed past crimes, was acted upon quickly and charge lists would be prepared not long after. At this time, officials were also inaugurated. Despite the anticipation of another summer lull for the nation, action continued into mid and end of May. The ultimatum was delivered to the Council on May 19. All but 2 (that New Libertas become a province of Pulaskia and that all government officials be tried for their crimes) were rejected, which mostly just attempted to remove the corruption of Rebecca and Kahlan. Around the same time, discussion was revived around the status of foreign leaders in Pulaskia, with Kingston and Ayden once more unhappily and tenuously agreeing with the points of Kahlan H against foreign leaders being citizens. Recently, though the argument has been revived with Kingston and Ayden organizing a defense against the arguments and preparing to end it once and for all. Also recently, plans have been made to create a cardboard boat to sail Nancy Pond in Sardis and artillery batteries to station on the pond, possibly foreshadowing the staging of a naval battle with cardboard ships, and cardboard weapons to fight battles against New Libertas. The military is being organized with the civil war bringing light to the heavily disorganized military system, and MicroWiki pages are being updated.

Government and Politics

New Pulaskia is governed by a direct democratic federation. The head of state and government is the president, and the head of his council is the Vice President. The legislative branch of the government is comprised of government officers in the Presidential Council to vote on issues, debates, and laws.

President

The president is the elected head of state and government of New Pulaskia. He, along with the other political officers, is elected every year at present directly by the people of New Pulaskia. He is responsible for maintaining unity within the Union and keeping the peace in micro national and international affairs, as well as managing the nation. The term of the president is renewable for as long as he or she is elected by the people’s consent. The president does have veto power, but if a majority vote of the Presidential Council has consented, it may be overridden. The current president is Ayden T.

Vice President

The vice-president is the second in command to the president. They are, just like all the other government officers, elected annually. He or she presides over the Presidential Council. They are also responsible to assist the president in decision-making for the country and to fill the role of the President if he resigns or is ill. The current Vice President is Kahlan H.

Secretary of State

The Secretary of State manages most internal affairs, and is put in charge of managing all the Ministries (excepting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). The current Secretary of State is Keller H.

Treasurer

The Treasurer presides over government money spending, tax collection, and budget management. They secure the funds of the government and preside over the Treasury, and this allows for control of government spending. They formerly worked alongside the Minister of Finance and Budget before the role was disbanded. The current treasurer is Rebecca D.

Legislature

The Presidential Council is the legislative body of New Pulaskia. They are responsible for reviewing and approving new laws and bills, and for making major decisions within Pulaskia. The Council is comprised of the President, Vice President, Secretary of State, Head of the NSA, PMA, TESO, Provincial Representatives, Ministers, and the Treasurer.

Political Parties

Pulaskia’s political parties are a minefield of contrasting beliefs, diverse and wonderful as the nation itself. The Liberal-Conservative Party holds mostly Liberal beliefs, but some in the party are more Conservative, and the party is sometimes split up into the Liberal and Conservative parties. It holds the most Council seats, and is often considered a default for electoral candidates. (TBU) The Spaghetti or Monarchist Party has called for a monarchical system, with a triumvirate of kings and/or queens to run the nation, one to head each government branch. The Justice Party, centered around animal rights, is less supportive of LGBTQ+ individuals, but does still accept them, and calls for more military. More details can be found below.

Logo Name Party Leader Spectrum Ideologies Council Seats Council Votes
Pulaskian Liberal-Conservative Party PLCP Ayden Tucker Liberal Left Anti-Tax Raising, Rights for All, Universal Justice and Healthcare, Rights For LGBTQIA+, Moderate Government Spending and less Military Spending, Support Immigration to New Pulaskia, Support Alliances and Peacefulness
12 / 18
5 / 9
Logo Name Party Leader Spectrum Ideologies Council Seats Council Votes
Spaghetti (Monarchist) Party SPoP Joseph Crumpler Conservative Right Anti-Tax Raising, Rights for All, Universal Justice and Healthcare, Approval For LGBTQIA+, Larger Military and Moderate Government Spending, Support Immigration to New Pulaskia, Supports Authoritarian System of Three Rulers Over Government Branches
0 / 18
0 / 9
Logo Name Party Leader Spectrum Ideologies Council Seats Council Votes
Justice Party JPP Rebecca Davis Liberal Left (Mostly) Anti-Tax Raising, Rights for All, Universal Justice and Healthcare, Less LGBTQIA+ Approval, but support, Larger Military and Moderate Government Spending, Support Immigration to New Pulaskia, Support alliances and peacefulness, as well as animal rights (power to give jail time to those abusing/hurting/abandoning animals)
3 / 18
1 / 9
Logo Name Party Leader Spectrum Ideologies Council Seats Council Votes
Mussolini Party MPP Matthew Massanelli Liberal Left (Mostly) Anti-Tax Raising, Rights For All, Universal Justice And Healthcare, Rights for LGBTQIA+, Moderate Government Spending, Larger Military Spending, Supports Immigration To New Pulaskia, Support Alliances and Peacefulness, Destroy Enemies If War Occurs, And Supports Animal Rights.
0 / 18
0 / 9
Logo Name Party Leader Spectrum Ideologies Council Seats Council Votes
Freedom Party FPP Sophia Burton Liberal Left Necessary Tax Raising, Rights for Individuals and Minorities, Heavily Anti-Slavery, Heavily LGBTQIA+ Supportive, Smaller But More Open Government, Moderate Government Spending, And Intense Punishment For Criminals.
1 / 18
1 / 9
Logo Name Party Leader Spectrum Ideologies Council Seats Council Votes
N/A Cheerio (Monarchist) Party CPP Taylor Blake N/A Heavily LGBTQ+ Supportive, Supports Chaos And Wars, Supports Monarchism
1 / 18
1 / 9


Ministers

The Ministers preside over certain areas of governance in New Pulaskia and form the backbone of the Presidential Council. They each serve an important purpose.

Minister of Defense

The Minister of Defense is responsible for overseeing troops, their training, equipment, deployment, and most other military action. They do respond directly to the president, though they also are required to report to the Secretary of State. The current Minister of Defense is Taylor B.

Minister of Commerce

The Minister of Commerce is responsible for trade duties and taxes, regulation of business and commerce, and anything else to do with trade. The current Minister of Commerce is Leo L.

Minister of Education

The Minister of Education is responsible for overseeing the education of any and all Pulaskians. The current Minister of Education is Rebecca D.

Minister of Labor and Entertainment

The Minister of Labor and Entertainment is, with help from the Ministry of Commerce, responsible for maintaining business and jobs for the people of Pulaskia, as well as providing entertainment for the people and keeping them happy. The current Minister of Labor and Entertainment is Leo L.

Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Minister of Foreign Affairs deals with foreign relations with other nations, recognition of micronations and independence movements, and hosting diplomats of other nations. After the disbanding of the Ministry of Admissions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs took over the job of reviewing and admitting new citizens and also entrants traveling through the country. They are the only Ministry that is not required to report to the Secretary of State. The current Minister of Foreign Affairs is Kingston M.

Minister of Agriculture

The Minister of Agriculture is tasked with dealing with both food storage and production. They manage Pulaskian farms and their output. The current Minister of Agriculture is Addie H.

Former Ministries

Minister of Finance and Budget

The Minister of Finance and Budget was responsible for (with the help of the Treasury) taxes, financing the nation, keeping inflation down, and dealing with paying government offices. They were merged into the Treasury. The last Minister of Finance and Budget was Joseph C.

Minister of Media

The Minister of Media orignally served to look through newspapers and update New Pulaskia’s wiki page, but ended up only presiding over the latter. It was disbanded due to limited usefulness. The last Minister of Media was Ayden T.

Minister of Reform

The Minister of Reform was responsible for reforming the Ministries and government, but was not very influential, and so was disbanded. The last Minister of Reform was Rebecca D.

Minister of Admissions

The Minister of Admissions was responsible for immigration to Pulaskia, and approval for entry and citizenship fell to them. They were merged with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The last Minister of Admissions was Kahlan H.

Representatives

Since May 2023, the Pulaskian Presidential Council has included provincial representatives for provinces and the Capital Territory. Originally, either the Council or some other government branch was supposed to contain provincial representatives, but Kahlan H convinced the President to abandon the system due to a lack of people in Pulaskia. It would eventually be revived and remains in place today. Kingston M, Keller H, and Sophia B represent Saline Province, Rebecca D represents Xaidia, and Ayden T represents the Capital Territory.

Administrative Regions

The nation of New Pulaskia is comprised of 1 Province, 2 Territories, 1 Federal District and 1 Autonomous Province. As defined by the government of New Pulaskia, the difference between a province and a territory is that Provinces have at least 2 residents (part or full time) which allowed Saline to be included as a Province and the Garland Territory to be excluded, for example. The Federal District would be considered a province as it has 3 residents, but it was designated as the Federal District since it hosts the capital. As for the Autonomous Province, Xaidia, it is essentially independent, only joining Pulaskia after much debate and fuss from many officials. Pulaski Province was officially disbanded recently, as it was found that the area it claimed was just barely a part of Saline Province. The Unorganized Territory of Tennessee has also been disbanded.

Flag Arms Name Area Population Governor
{Federal Districts}
Capital District 0.35 acres 1 Resident Ayden T (de facto)
{Provinces}
Saline Province (about) 2.7 acres 20 Residents Sophia B
{Territory}
Garland Territory 0.71 acres 0 Residents Ayden T (de facto)
Calhoun Territory 0.19 acres 0 Residents Maddox T (de facto)
{Autonomous}
Autonomous Province of Xaidia 0.31 acres 1 Resident Rebecca D

Law and Order

The main Judiciary body of New Pulaskia, the Supreme Court of New Pulaskia, was officially established on Monday, April 4, 2022. It was established to hear all major criminal and civil cases of New Pulaskia. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is Kahlan H. The Chief Justice is responsible, with help of their fellow justices, for hearing all cases presented to the Court and presenting a verdict after all the evidence has been presented. As of right now, Matthew Massanelli occupies the second Justice position. One more Justice position is currently left open, when filled they will assist in delivering the verdict by deciding if the verdict is okay to be implemented. The Justice and Judges are nominated by the President and approved by the Presidential Council.

The Pulaskian National Police Force, the PNPF, deals with detaining those allegedly accused of a crime until proven either innocent or guilty by the court. The Chief of Police is Dia B, her Chief Deputy is Kahlan H, and her Chief of Investigative Services is Rebecca D. The PNPF continually serves to secure the nation to this day.

Foreign Relations

Currently, New Pulaskia has established an alliance with the democratic nation of Hakoi, a relatively large and rapidly developing micronation in the same region as New Pulaskia, and the imperial nation of Aglesia, another small nation in the same general region as New Pulaskia. New Pulaskia previously maintained an alliance with Aglesia and the democratic nation of Kalossia (The Second Triple Alliance), though Pulaskia has since reincorporated Kalossia. In the past, there was also an alliance with Xaidia, though it has also merged with New Pulaskia. Pulaskia has also looked to form an official alliance that other micro nations can join. The nation recognizes all UN member states, as well as recognizing South Osettia, as autonomous within Georgia and Azerbaijan, the Cook Islands, Kosovo, Niue, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Somaliland, Taiwan, and Transnistria, among others, as independent states. It also recognizes several independence movements.

Military

Military and defense responsibilities in New Pulaskia are carried out by the Armed Forces of Pulaskia, which is composed of four independent branches, the Pulaskian Army, the Pulaskian Navy, the Pulaskian Air Defence Force, and the Pulaskian Space Force. Currently, the Army is the branch with the most enlisted service people, and soldiers of the Army are usually responsible for upkeep of the Navy’s fleet.

The Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces is, by definition, the Pulaskian president. Thus, theoretically speaking, the president is fully in charge of the army. However, the Minister of Defense holds the actual control of the military and its equipment, training, and deployment. The Minister of Defense, as with all other Ministers, is elected democratically every year. The Ministry of Defense has control over the organizational and rank structures of the armed forces, as well as the establishment of military commands and troop placements and movements. In late August 2022, a new enlistee, Maddox T, the former Treasurer, joined the army, bringing with him an arsenal of NERF weapons including bows, machine guns, snipers, pistols, and melee weapons. In mid-October 2022 a round of military drafting began in case of a possible war with Aglesia (Aglezia) allowing two new mercenaries to be drafted, as well as a few other soldiers such as Lily B and Kahlan H, who were designated as Army Reserves. At this time, Brayden Armstrong was put in charge of the Army, elected Minister of Armed Services (old Ministry of Defense). Since then, the army has seen little combat, with a few new enlistees. At this time, General Taylor Blake commands the Pulaskian 1st Division, which is composed of 3 troops, one of which has already engaged the forces of New Libertas in the Battle of Pencilton.

Currently, the naval forces of New Pulaskia are comprised of a two-boat that patrols the waters of Lake Hamilton near the Garland Territory, and Hurricane Lake in Saline Province. One is a Party Barge that can carry as many or more than 10 people. It is typically used as transportation for passengers staying at the residence in Garland Territory. The other boat can hold roughly 5 people, and is quite fast, with sonar and lights. The Navy has not endured any conflict while operational. As of the current time, Kahlan Higgins is the only enlisted Naval service person, and serves as Admiral of both “fleets”.

The Pulaskian Air Defence Force (PADF) does not consist of any actual aircraft (other than paper airplanes designed by Maddox T, commander of the PADF), and has seen no combat since creation in late 2023. As for the Pulaskian Space Force, its 2 members have seen no combat since creation, and Space Force General Kingston M is currently working with engineer Addie H to create a fully operational fleet of bottle rocket spaceships.

Geography

Capital Building of Pulaskia

New Pulaskia is actually quite expansive. It comprises the non-contiguous federal district of the Capital, province of Saline, territories of Garland and Calhoun, and the autonomous province of Xaidia. The largest of these is Saline Province, being that after several provinces were grouped together, it made this province the biggest. All provinces are surrounded by the State of Arkansas.

The Capital comprises a moderately sized area, and is the only residence in the province, which also hosts the capital territory and building, It is maintained as a full district area in its own right due to the size of the outdoor areas and the house. The house is the official residence of the President. Of the large outdoor area, part is fenced in. Beyond that lies Provinstadt National Park and Nature Reserve (the portion that is fenced in is sometimes considered a part of this Park as well). It transitions from relatively flat and grassy to tree covered, steep, and rocky, down to Five-Mile Creek, where Pulaskian territory ends.

The Saline province contains several separate residences. One of them, which houses Ft. Tucker, a Pulaskian power base in Bryant, is a two-story suburban home with a large yard and another unfinished building, likely a guest house. It also houses one house in the city of Alexander, AR. It is a one-story suburban home with a vegetable garden, a small tool shed, and a small toddler playground in the backyard. It serves as a part-time residence of the President, and part of the house is also the only official territory of the Kingdom of Alexaland. The house serves as an embassy to the Kingdom, and production from the vegetable garden is shared with Alexaland. One more house housed is located in Benton, a one-story house that houses Fort “The Fort”, with a NERF arsenal like Fort Tucker. Other residences are not described as the owners of these residences wish to not disclose the details of their homes, and the province is mostly flat and grassy, with many wooded areas throughout.

The Garland Territory contains the president’s part-time summer residence, holding one mobile home, as well as a large lawn facing Lake Hamilton and a dock where one of the boats of the Navy stays when not in use. It is a flat area, with the Pulaskian claim extending into the middle of the lake, and plans have been drawn up to create an embassy for the Republic of Hakoi in the area.

The Autonomous Province of Xaidia contains a similar geography and climate to Saline Province, though no home information will be disclosed. It is relatively flat and grass covered.

The Calhoun Territory contains 2 small campers and a wooden fort called Ft. Lazer constructed by President Ayden T and Treasurer Maddox T that is in the process of being designated an international zone. It is forested with tall pine trees and uncut grass.

Climate

Pulaskia has a humid subtropical with hot summers and cold winters. Rainfall and snowfall are evenly divided among the months of the year, and yearly sunshine hours average a whopping 5,160. Summer is hot and humid throughout Pulaskia, with average highs of 93 °F (34 °C). Winters are generally mild to cool, with average temperatures of 55 °F (13 °C). Early spring (March) is cool-ish and mid and late spring (April/May) is warm to hot.

Climate data for Pulaski Province (Based on information from the NOAA)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 11
(52)
14
(57)
19
(66)
24
(75)
28
(82)
32
(90)
34
(93)
33
(91)
30
(86)
24
(75)
18
(64)
13
(55)
23.33
(73.99)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5
(41)
8
(46)
12
(54)
22
(72)
26
(79)
26
(79)
30
(86)
27
(81)
24
(75)
20
(68)
17
(63)
13
(55)
19.17
(66.51)
Average low °C (°F) -2
(28)
1
(34)
5
(41)
9
(48)
14
(57)
19
(66)
21
(70)
21
(70)
17
(63)
10
(50)
4
(39)
1
(34)
10.00
(50)
Average Rainfall mm (inches) 88.90
(3.5)
93.98
(3.7)
129.54
(5.1)
139.70
(5.5)
132.08
(5.2)
104.14
(4.1)
106.68
(4.2)
81.28
(3.2)
106.68
(4.2)
114.30
(4.5)
137.16
(5.4)
132.08
(5.2)
1,366.52
(53.8)
Average rainy days (≥ 68) 6 5 7 6 7 6 5 4 5 5 6 6 68
Average snowy days 1.3 2.2 0.8 0.4 0.4 5.2
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Demographics

Culture and Languages

The official language of New Pulaskia is English, with 100% of the population being native English speakers. All government business is written and conducted in English, and it is the only truly common spoken language among the populace. Some Spanish is spoken by a few select residents, about 22% each of the population speak Spanish and French well enough to engage in rough conversation with other speakers. The E Language (made up of only the vowel “e” and consonants), Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Pig Latin are spoken by 9% each. Swedish, German, Greek, Indonesian, Finnish and the Aglesian language of Aglesian are also spoken by about 4% of the population each. The culture is heavily influenced by American culture, with the populace celebrating Christmas, the 4th of July, Halloween, etc, as well as celebrating other dates, such as Pulaskian Independence Day. (TBU)

Holidays

Date Name Remarks
1 January New Year’s Day
3 Monday In January Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday Celebrates the life of Dr. MLK Jr.
3 Monday in February President’s Day (Also known as George Washington’s Birthday, used to celebrate US and New Pulaskian Presidents)
Last Monday in May Memorial Day Celebrating those who have fought and died for the US.
4 July US Independence Day Celebrated as a traditional holiday within New Pulaskia
First Monday in September Labor Day
October 4 Pulaskian Independence Day Day of the last signature on the Declaration of Independence
2nd Monday in October Indigenous People’s Day Celebrating Indigenous People of the Americas (instead of Columbus Day)
November 11 Veteran’s Day Celebrating those who have served in the US and Pulaskian Armies.
4th Thursday in November Thanksgiving
December 25 Christmas Day

Population

The population of New Pulaskia currently stands at 22, with all citizens eligible to vote in annual elections. Any child born to a Pulaskian citizen after they become a citizen is a Pulaskian citizen as well. Most Pulaskian citizens live in the Pulaski/Saline County area of Arkansas with some outliers but regularly travel elsewhere. Many have mixed ancestry as Hispanic/Latino, German, Irish, Hungarian, Dutch, French, Chinese, Indonesian, Scottish, Czech and many other groups. Recently, the government has began to revoke citizenship of non-participating Pulaskian citizens due to inactivity, though these revocations are only occurring when there are enough people to fill the population gap left.

Economy and Labor

The population of New Pulaskia is employed in a variety of jobs. There are multiple people who work in restaurants, for example. Fish, deer meat, fresh produce and eggs are produced within the country as part of exports. Imports from the United States are almost everything imaginable, from clothing to food to electronics and art supplies.