Federal Republic of Indokistan
Federal Republic of Indokistan
Republik Federal Indokistan
|Motto: Negara abadi
(English: "The Eternal State")
|Indonesia and Micras
|Bahasa Indonesia and English
|Federal directorial republic
|Abdul Rasyid I
|16 September 2012
|UTC +7 and +8
Federal Republic of Indokistan (Indonesian: Republik Federal Indokistan) was a short-lived incarnation of Indokistan as a federation established in 16 September 2012. The country was founded as result of unification of 3 independent micronations of Al Rasyid Darussalam, Bobodolands, and Indokistan proper.
The country was led by the collegial Indokistani Federal Council (an attempt to model the Swiss Federal Council) with Abdul Rasyid I, Mustafa Hakim, and Tian Abdurrahman presided over the council with each reserved a different role. The country consisted of 11 provinces from 3 constituent states.
Due to inactivity that plagued the country from early 2012, Indokistan imposed a state of emergency and established the Emergency Government of Indokistan in 23 August 2012. As a gesture of solidarity, Kingdom of Al Rasyid Darussalam then issued a statement of support, and was warmly welcomed by Indokistani authority.
Rasyidin government later sent a second letter to Indokistani authority, proposing a merge into Indokistan after admitting that the Rasyidins was plagued by the exactly same issue of inactivity. Realising the proposed unification would help recovery effort for Indokistani authority to end the emergency rule, the proposal was accepted with discussion concerning unification started immediately. The date for the unification was designated to be on 16 September 2012, coinciding with the second anniversary of Indokistani establishment. Establishment of the Federal Republic was successfully declared at the designated date, with Indokistan and Rasyidin as the two initial constituent states for the new country.
After the establishment of the Federal Republic, Bobodolands, led by charismatic Tian Abdurrahman yet with an unstable governance, requesting to join the Federal Republic. The two constituent states agreed to accept Bobodolands, and the transition for Bobodolands inclusion into Indokistan as its third constituent states was concluded on 25 September 2012.
Government and politics
Head of state and government of the federal republic was exercised by the directorial Federal Council, with its members collectively formed the executives for the country. The council comprised of 3 members, with Abdul Rasyid I served as the Secretary of State, Mustafa Hakim served as the Chairman of the Government, and Tian Abdurrahman as the Speaker of the People's Council. Division of the positions were result of interpretation of John Locke separation of powers that composed of the executive, legislative, and federative powers (ability to engage in diplomacy).
Despite the federal council officially served as the executive arm of governance, its control of the legislature made it to be a supreme council.
The federal republic set a bicameral People's Council (Indonesian: Dewan Rakyat) as the national legislature. The council composed of the Republic Senate (Indonesian: Senat Republik) as the upper house representing Indokistani constituent republics, and the National Senate (Indonesian: Senat Nasional) as the lower house representing Indokistani populace. Joint sessions of the People's Council would be presided over by Tian Abdurrahman as the designated parliament speaker inside the Federal Council.
Although the majority of the populace is Muslim, the country was a secular state since the authority did not claimed any religion as official. However, under influence and lobbies from Islamist Abdul Rasyid I and Tian Abdurrahman, political Islam played a significant part on state functioning.
|Republics of the Federal Republic of Indokistan
Travenoraș, Central Indokistan
|Al Rasyid Darussalam
|Abdul Rasyid I
Constitution and law
After the unification, the new federal authority planned to held a constitutional convention to compose a codified constitution for the new country. Until the dissolution of the federal republic in October 2012, the proposed convention failed to took place.
The federal government allowed the constituent states to enact its own state constitution, with no restriction imposed upon states on any basis that should be included on their own constitution. This allowed Rasyidin Dynasty of Al Rasyid Darussalam to continue ruled the region as a monarchy, an anomaly on the framework of Indokistan republican federation.
End of Federal Republic
Merely weeks after establishment of the federal republic, citizens began to demand restoration for an unitary Indokistan. Greatest support came from Speaker Tian Abdurrahman as an Indonesian nationalist that wished to exactly model his micronation to Indonesia, despite his initial committment to respect the federal nature of the country when he brought Barakstan to Indokistan in September 2012. On a National Senate session, he argued that federal system resulting on a very loose bond among three constituent states, which he denounced the federation of three constituent states as a "three separated countries".
Swayed by public opinion and Tian's argument, State Secretary Abdul Rasyid I supported restoration of unitary Indokistan despite possibility that his home state would lose its autonomy. With two-thirds of the Federal Council now supportive on the proposed unitary system, the declaration of establishment of the unitary Indokistani Third Republic was made on 3 October 2012 with minimum opposition.
The three constituent states were amalgamated as provinces on the new unitary republic. With the unitary republic abandoned the collegial nature of Indokistani federal executive, the office of President was restored and State Secretary Abdul Rasyid agreed to serve as president after support from fellow members of the former Federal Council.