Faroe Islands (Faroese: ᚠᛟᛖᚱᛟᛃᚨᚱ or Føroyar [ˈfœɹjaɹ] ), is an unrecognized state, often referred as a micronation by observers, claiming the Faroe Islands, Rockall, Hasselwood rock (Haslaviðaholm), Helens Reef and an Antarctic territory. Faroe Islands is a member of the Socialist Countries Union and it's political realm is called the Socialist Commonwealth of the Thule. The country has about 50 000 residents, but only a small portion of them has Faroese citizenship. The capital is Klaksvík. File:Merkyd.jpeg
Reason for independence declaration
The archipelago is under illegal occupation of the Kingom of Denmark, because of the independence refendrum in 1946. It showed that 50.73 percent of the population wanted to become independent, and the archipelago declared independence after that. However, Denmark did not recognize the independence declaration, and the islands received de facto home-rule in in 1948. This caused a rapid growth of separatism in the islands, but no one made direct actions to receive independence, only movements were made. On 27.1.2016 one of the movements declared the Faroe Islands independent.
Faroe Islands is an constitutional monarchy, with the monarch having limited power. The country also has a "judge of the highest court", that is elected every 6 years. Faroe Islands is often considered a micronation, because no member state of the United Nations has recognized it yet.
Faroe Islands' main ideology is Nordic socialism, mixed with some carefully choosen aspects of nationalism (not to be confused with national socialism). The political system also has elements of direct democracy.
The country has and maintains atleast relatively good human rights, and the UN human rights declaration is recognized and respected. Marriage between all sexes and polyamoric relationships are legal.
Faroe Islands recognizes most of the UN nations, but there are some exceptions: Korea, Democratic Peoples Republic of Libya Denmark, Kingdom of Finland, Republic of Tonga, Kingdom of Ukraine, Republic of
And there are also non-members of the UN, that Faroe Islands recognizes: Aksos, Kingdom of Arlandia, Socialist Republic of Belajio, Kingdom of Fiumea, Empire of Libyan Great Socialist People's Arab Jamahiriya Murrawarri Republic Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Palestine, State of Pridnestrovia, Moldavian republic of Riveria, Principality of Somaliland, Republic of Talon, Socialist Republic of
Nations that recognise Faroe Islands, include: Aksos, Kingdom of Arlandia, Socialist Republic of Belajio, Kingdom of Riveria, Principality of Fiumea, Empire of Talon, Communist Republic of
The country consists of communes (Faroese: kommuna) and territories (territori). The communes are rural areas and towns with pro-separatist activity. Territories are controlled directly by the central government. This administrative reconsolidation ended completely 22.12.2016 and was organized by King Anfinn I.
Here is a list of communes and territories in the Faroe Islands: Á Fjallið territory Berknaroy territory Dímun-Flesjarnar-Rókal commune Dovarar territory Eystur commune Klaksvík autonomous commune Kunoy commune Kvívík commune Lóg territory Vágar territory Vesturføroyar commune Viðareiði-Hvannasunds-Norðdepil territory Miðføroyar territory Móson territory Sanktfrans commune Streymoy-uttan-Havn territory Suðuroy territory Tórshavn territory
When speaking about demographics, you need to figure the difference between the Faroese citizens, who have citizenship of the kingdom of the Faroe Islands and Faroese residents, who have mostly citizenship of the Danish realm. Immigration to Denmark Edit The Faroe Islands has a crisis because of the large immigration to Denmark, mostly after work. King Anfinn I has stated that "we need to learn next generations to love their fatherland no matter what, and change the direction of the immigration".
Only few of the population of the claimed Faroese territory have Faroese citizenship. Most of the Faroese citizens who are not expatriates, live in the capital Klaksvík, where the micronation originated from. Ethnicity of the Faroese citizens Edit In the Faroese government's official census the answerer has to tell about their ethnic backround and percentages, if possible and the highest percentage ethnicity is the ethnic group represented in the census. Mixed ethicity identities such as Blasian are also recognised. If the person has same amount of each ethnic group, they can choose what their represented ethnic group is. Adopted people and first-generation descendants of people migrated to Faroese territory are considered "assimilated", for example "Faroese-assimilated Chinese".
Here are the ratified percentages of the ethnic groups of Faroese citizens: Faroese: 95% Black Faroe Islander: 5%
According to the constitution, one can easily apply for Faroese citizenship, if:
"The person is atleast 50% family with people who have born and lived in Faroese territory or official Faroese settlements somewhere else as a child.
the person has atleast 50% Faroese roots
the person has lived atleast five years on Faroese territory with 0-1 stops
the person's first learned language or the language atleast one of the parents has learned them first is Faroese or Gøtudanskt
the person is a member of the Union for the Protection of Followers of the Third International Theory."
By this definition, it is estimated that abot 200 000 people could immediately get Faroese citizenship, including circa 50 000 living in the so-called autonomous territory.
The Fraoe Islands is a semi-secular system, where the official religions of tradition are christianity, asadom and atheism (arguable because it is not really a religion). Here are the percentages of each religion amongst Faroese citizens:
Faroese traditions are mainly old Scandinavian, but also Celtic. Faroese culture has developed a stable, own root because of the remoteness of the archipelago. Until the 15th century, Faroese had a similar orthography to Icelandic and Norwegian, but after the Reformation in 1538, iits use in schools, churches and official documents was outlawed.
Faroese government supports the revival of old Scandinavian traditions, more than the Danish-backed government. Along with this, it is recorded that an average Klaksvík Faroese person's language is significantly different, older sounding as that of loyalist's speak. This is because of the large percentage of expatriates who estabilished colonies on mainland Europe in the 80s. Also, a vast majority of Faroese citizens come from the town of Klaksvík and speak the corresponding dialect.