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Federal Republic of Baránok
| Federal Republic of Baránok EN|
Federálna republika Baránok SK
Honor to Baránok!
|Official language(s)||Slovak, Baranese|
|Official religion(s)||secular state|
|Government||Federal parliamentary republic under a semi-direct democracy|
|- Prime Minister||T.L.|
|Legislature||Federal Assembly of Baránok|
|- Type||- unicameral|
|- Number of seats||- 7|
|Area claimed||8,2 km²|
|RIS 002 code||BRN|
|National sport||Association football|
|This micronation is the co-founder and member of the UWSM.|
The Federal Republic of Baránok (more commonly Baránok or BRN, in Slovak Federálna republika Baránok) is a micronation located in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. It has 12 citizens and area of 8,2 km². It was established in April 2018 as Republic of Baránok by A.L. and A.H. The capital city is Gyögiszertár, which has 6 citizens. Baránok completely borders with Slovakia and is divided on three republics located in Bratislava. Baránok is also the co-founder and member of the Union of Western Slovakian Micronations.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Government and politics
- 4 Sports
- 5 Administrative division and cities
- 6 Economy
- 7 Culture
- 8 References
- 9 Notes
Word baránok means lamb in Slovak, but the name was chosen randomly and not because of it's Christian symbolism. The name was chosen immediately after the establishment of the First Republic.
First Republic of Baránok (April 2018-September 2019)
Around 20th April 2018, two friends named A.L. and A.H. from Bratislava, Slovakia decided to establish their own country. They named it Baránok. Baránok was originally established just for fun and it was not meant seriously, although founders said that they want Baránok to be an independent country. Then, A.L. elected himself on the post of President and A.H. on post of Prime Minister. The area of Baránok was small, it was formed only by two school desks and nothing else. However, shortly after Baránok was established, it fell to inactivity, because of other things that were founders interested in. Baránok was finally inactive for the rest of 2018 and for the most part of 2019, although it was sometimes revived. This period is called First Republic of Baránok or the Dark Period, because we don't know much about it.
Second Republic of Baránok (September 2019-January 2020)
On 5th September 2019, a school trip occurred where A.L. and A.H. re-established Baránok after long discussion about it. Then, a war named The Stone War begun after group of pupils threw small ,,gravel stones" on the other group. The war was long, but luckily, no one was injured. One of the groups was named ,,Baranese Army".
It had 10 members, including A.L. and A.H. When the war ended, all the members of the army joined to Baránok. In general elections, government with M.B. as Prime Minister took power and A.L. was re-elected President for the second time. In afternoon, another three citizens joined. That ended the era of the First Republic and the Second Republic began. On 8th October 2019, Declaration of Independence was signed by 5 citizens. This day is celebrated as Independence Day. In this time, the motto Honor to Baránok! was designed by the Prime Minister M.B. It is used as Baranese motto to present day.
In November 2019, it was announced that new parliament will be established, because the old one was inactive. On 5th December 2019, first parliamentary elections were held. Socialist Party came victorious and formed a coalition with People's Alliance and Canalization Party. On 23rd December 2019, parliamentary crisis occurred as 4 MPs left the coalition, because they thought that under Socialist government, the country will quickly turn into a dictatorship. However, the dictatorship wasn't established and the crisis ended on Christmas Eve, but early elections were announced on January. Also on the Christmas Eve, First Constitution of Baránok was made. It was handwritten and now, the original is in Baranese National Archive.
January 2020 was supposed to be an important month, because parliamentary, presidential and government elections were supposed to be held. But on 16th January, two things happened: One Baranese citizen left the country, so there were only 12 citizens. Another citizen left to form a country named ,,Połiak". The leadership of Baránok split on two sides: one wanted to form a federal republic or confederation with Połiak, and the second side wanted military intervention to Połiak and its annexation by Baránok.[a] However, the ,,federalist" side won and a new micronation named Połiak-Baránok was formed. Second Republic ended.
Połiak-Baránok Federation (January-March 2020)
On 20 January 2020, Baránok joined the Połiak-Baránok Federation. There were many riots between Połiakese and Baranese people. The federation was shortlived, because after two months, on 22 and 23 March, a referendum was held about dissolution of the Federation. It ended with 5 votes for dissolution and 2 against, and 6 people not voting.
Third Republic of Baránok (3rd March 2020)
On 3rd March 2020, A.L. and A.H. said to Połiak-Baranese President S.D. that they declare independence of Baránok from Połiak-Baránok, because they didn't like the situation in the country.[b] But then, S.D. said to A.L. that he was appointed Prime Minister of Połiak-Baránok by him, so A.L. and A.H. quickly dissolved Baránok. We can call this short period of Baranese independence from Połiak-Baránok the Third Republic of Baránok, although it was de facto the same as the First Republic, as it had only two citizens and area of two school desks.
Fourth Republic of Baránok (March 2020-present day)
After announcing the dissolution of Połiak-Baránok, many Baranese people were happy that the country is independent once again. On the day of re-establishing of Baránok, temporary government of Transitional State Council took power. But it lasted another three or four days to elect the President. Finally, T.L. was elected and assumed office on 29th April with A.L. as Deputy President. On 4th April, A.L. was elected as President, and on 8th April, the Transitional State Council was dissolved after parliamentary election, in which T.L. became Prime Minister. Then, many reforms occurred, such as Army Reform of Economy Reform and governors of republics were also appointed. On 22th April, A.L. resigned from post of President, and A.H. was elected as President by Federal Assembly as new President. On 25th April, first local elections were held and on 28th April 2020, Baránok was recognized by first micronation. On 27th May, Baránok co-founded the Union of Western Slovakian Micronations.
Government and politics
Baránok is a federal parliamentary republic with elements of direct democracy (like people can vote about changes in constitution). The highest political post in Baránok is the Prime Minister, and the President serves as the head of state. The current Prime Minister is T.L. and the current President is A.H.
Currently, there are five political parties in the Federal Republic. Politics are very popular in Baránok.
|Conservative Democratic Alliance||T.L.||liberal conservatism|
|Drunk and Corrupt||P.L.||political satire|
|Safety and Sport-Social Democracy||S.S.||right-wing populism|
|Republican Party||A.L.||social liberalism|
The Federal Assembly is the unicameral legislature of Baránok. It has 7 MPs. The President of Federal Assembly is now V.L. The President of the FA is also the second highest position in the country after the Prime Minister.
Sports are very popular in Baránok. National sport of Baránok is association football. It is played by majority of the population. Basketball, cycling, judo, floorball and many other sports are also practised.
Administrative division and cities
Baranese economy is very progressive. In fact, Baránok lives from creating newspapers (like Baranese Telegraph), or from production of ballots. There are also some companies (mostly government-owned), like Baranese Airlines or TV Baránok.
Baránok has no national dish, but some of the favourite foods are for example french fries or pancakes. The national drink is de facto cola.
The most favourite music in Baránok is electronic and pop music, some of the population also likes rock music or metal music. Some notable Baranese music bands or musical artists are alternative rock band Cow on Curry or DJ Vemeno.
- Especially the Minister of Defence S.S., who hadn't good relations with Połiaks.
- There was a political crisis in Połiak-Baránok.