Federal Republic of Zirconic

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Flag
Current Zirconian Flag.jpg
People's Republic of Zirconic
Zirconic North American Claims.jpg
Zirconian claims Brasil.png
National Anthem:
Dear Zirconic
Motto:
Let the light of life, love and liberty shine upon them all
Capital Nieuhaus

Official languages English

Denomyn Zirconian

Government Unitary Socialist Republic
Prime Minister Andrew Janiszewski
President AJ Janewski
Supreme Justice Trystan Cline

Legislature Parliament
-Type Unicameral
Seats 7

Established
– Formation November 1st, 2009

Area claimed 251.22 square kilometres

Population 34

Currency Canadian dollar ($)

Drives on the Right

Military Zirconian Federal Armed Forces

Date formats Zirconian calendar
dd/mm/yyyyy

The Federal Republic of Zirconic is a micronation and sovereign republic consisting of 7 Provinces and 2 Territories, located throughout Canada, the US, the UK, and Brasil, founded on November 1st, 2009, by Andrew Janiszewski. It is one of the longest-surviving micronations in its diplomatic circle.


Etymology

As a child, Andrew Janiszewski admired the name of a mineral called zirconia. Zirconia is a mineral similar to diamonds that is used in the making of faux diamond rings, because it is much cheaper to harvest and to morph. Although this seems like a strange name for the beginning of the country, it does signify one thing; like Zirconia to the diamond, Zirconic works to prove that although most people in the world see Zirconic as second-place to macronations, Zirconic will not back down until they earn their rightful respect.


History

One November night in 2009, Andrew Janiszewski was doing 6th Grade social homework with his father. It was a mapping activity. Seeing his son to be bored, Tim Janewski, who would eventually become a citizen of Zirconic, often taking a role in the governance of Zirconic, decided to tell his son stories about the micronations he had heard of. One of the micronations he spoke of was The Principality of Sealand. Andrew was so inspired by the story of Sealand, he decided it was time to create his own nation: Zirconic. He along with his three pets, Flamey,(a newt), Ziggy,(an African dwarf frog) and Wiggy, (another African dwarf frog), along with his best friend, Aug Dahlgren, became the founding members of this great nation. From there on, Zirconic grew to new heights, from a nation of 5 citizens, to its current population of 30 citizens.

Government and Politics

The Zirconian government consists of three branches; executive, legislative, and judicial. The following are positions in the government: 1 President, 1 Prime Minister, 7 Members of Parliament, Cabinet Ministers (fluctuating/indeterminate number). 3 Premiers, 4 Governors, 1 Supreme Justice,

Law and Order

Zirconic does not have its own independent court currently, and almost entirely relies on the Canadian judicial system in terms of serious crimes; however, the Supreme Justice has certain limited judicial abilities and has taken judicial action on at least one occasion. The only crimes in Zirconic are violence other than self-defense, theft, and harassment.


Military

Previously, the Zirconian government disbanded the People's Liberation Army of Zirconic in favour of solving situations diplomatically and, for several years, despite participating in the "micronational Cold War" between Styrka, Zirconic and the MUPP on one side and far-left states like Marksovska and Frieden on the other, the plan to not have a military worked out. However, within the last year, with virtual insurgencies on the rise and at least one of Zirconic's closest allies (GRAAS) being successfully invaded and the government overthrown, the government has approved the rebirth of the PLA. The People's Liberation Army now mostly focuses on working with Operation Sol Rojo, a "micronational NATO", if you will, filled with several of Zirconic's closest allies, in order to predict and prevent virtual insurgencies and foreign-sponsored revolutions.

Culture

The majority of Zirconic's citizens reside in Canada, and as such, Zirconian culture is essentially just an extension of Canadian culture. However, there are a few differences; Zirconic allows any citizen whatsoever to join as a citizen. There has never been a case of a citizen being rejected. Granted, the government retains the right to expel any citizen deemed unworthy of Zirconian citizenship, but this is an aspect most find highly admirable. Zirconic is also a very pacifistic place; there have been no reports of violence in Zirconic, and there will likely never be any.

Geography

The Federal Republic of Zirconic is a federation, with three total levels of administration; federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal. The Republic currently consists of 7 Provinces and 2 Territories, spanning Canada, the USA, the UK, and Brasil.

Province and their cities

Flag Name of Claim Type of Administrative Division Notes


Main State flag.jpg Main State Province Main State is the cultural capital of Zirconic and the most populous territory in Zirconic. Government Office and the military's command bunker are both located partially underground here.


Questionmark.png City of Norhaven Municipality Norhaven is the capital of the Republic of Zirconic. It is the site of Zirconic's founding and the residence of the Prime Minister.
Questionmark.png City of Wolnosc Municipality Wolnosc is the capital of Main State. "Wolnosc" means "freedom" in Polish.
Questionmark.png Barony of Mermaids Province The Barony of Meramids was the second territory to become a part of Zirconic and is one of the least populous territories in Zirconic.
500px-Flag of Belgrade.svg.png City of New Belgrade Municipality New Belgrade is the capital of the Barony of Mermaids.


Questionmark.png Province of Quimbeno Province Quimbeno Province is home to several of Zirconic's most prominent Non-Vocal politicians.
Questionmark.png City of Valhalla Municipality Valhalla is the capital of the Province of Quimbeno.
Questionmark.png Province of Bliskim Province Bliskim Province is the former home of several government officials. It is where citizens who do not live in Canada, the USA, or the UK are associated with. "Bliskim" means "middle" in Polish, as Bliskim is middle of the way between Edmonton and Calgary.
Questionmark.png City of Tesla Municipality Tesla is the capital city of Bliskim Province and is named after the Serbian scientist, Nikola Tesla.
New mississippi flag.jpg Province of New Mississippi Province New Mississippi is the only Territory or Province Zirconic has in the United States.
New mississippi flag.jpg City of New Zagreb Municipality New Zagreb is the capital of New Mississippi.
Zirconian Catan flag.jpg Zirconian Catan Province Zirconian Catan was gifted to Zirconic by its ally, the Republic of Hortania, as a token of friendship. It is located in Brazil and is Zirconic's only territory located in a non-Anglophone country.
Zirconian Catan flag.jpg Pedro City Municipality Pedro City is the capital of Zirconian Catan. It is named after an Emperor of Brazil.
Questionmark.png Wielka Brytania Province Wielka Brytania is Zirconic's newest territorial claim and the only Zirconian claim in the UK and in Europe.
Questionmark.png City of Osada Wyspa Municipality Osada Wyspa is the capital of Wielka Brytania. "Osada Wyspa" means "Island Settlement" in Polish.

Territories and their cities

Flag Name of Territory Type of Administrative Division Notes
Questionmark.png Territory of Goodwill Territory The Territory of Goodwill was originally jointly governed by Zirconic and one of its allies, Hortania. Plans to restore that treaty are in the works; for now, though, Goodwill is under Zirconian sovereignty only.
1024px-Flag of Warsaw.svg.png City of New Warsaw Municipality The City of New Warsaw is a municipality jointly run by the Republic of Zirconic and the Sorrenian Federation. It is the capital of the British Confederation.
Questionmark.png City of Oaza Municipality The City of Oaza is jointly run by one of Zirconic's allies, the Republic of Hortania. "Oaza" is Polish for "haven". Oaza is also the capital of Goodwill Province.
Questionmark.png Mountain Meadow National Park Territory Mountain Meadow National Park is both a Territory and Zirconic's only national park or nature reserve. MMNP is a scenic area near the mountains

where several prominent Zirconians have gone on fishing trips.

Questionmark.png Wildrose City Municipality Wildrose City is a small part of Mountain Meadow National Park that serves as a temporary settlement during trips by Zirconian citizens, and also as the capital of Mountain Meadow National Park as a Territory.


A map of all of Zirconic's claims: https://a.tiles.mapbox.com/v4/joltikintokyo.m1ocllcf/page.html?access_token=pk.eyJ1Ijoiam9sdGlraW50b2t5byIsImEiOiI3VDAtTlg0In0.-3bx9gg3kzSFMj0SWJG-zA#14/53.4735/-113.4178

Political Parties

Party Name Logo Leader Position Members: Population Seats in Parliament
Zirconian Party of the Left Party of the International Left logo.jpg Andrew Janiszewski Left-wing
16 / 34
3 / 7
Conservative Party of Zirconic Questionmark.png William Dauchy Right-wing
5 / 34
2 / 7
Edge Party of Zirconic Questionmark.png Damian Billbrough Third-way
6 / 34
1 / 7
Independent Independent voter.jpg N/A Varies
7 / 34
1 / 7

Foreign Relations

Zirconic has positive relations with many micronations. Here is a list:

Zirconic recognizes, and has relations with many Micronations. It also recognizes every member in the U.N. as well as many Macronations with disputed Macronational Legitimacy (such as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic).

Zirconic also has active relations with many Micronations. In its later years, it has made a strong effort to be a positive impact in the community. It has made efforts to form strong relationships with several micronations, such as Hortania, Sorrenia and Sinoland.

Alliance

Full Relations

Informal Relations:

Recognized: (No relations)