Federated States of America

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Federated States of America
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Motto
"Corvus Oculum Corvi Non Eruit" (Latin)
"A crow will not pull out the eye of a crow" (English)
Anthem
"Freeman's Stand"
Capital city Concord
Official language(s) English
Spanish
French
German
Official religion(s) Christianity
Demonym Americans
Government Semi-presidential republic
- President Henry Twain
- Prime Minister John Churchill
Legislature Conventional Congress
Established 3 August 2014
Population 15 citizens
Currency US Dollar
Time zone Central Time Zone

The Federated States, formally the Federated States of America, was a micronation composed of 4 states, the federal district of Concord, one autonomous territory, and several possessions. All four states formed an area encompassing territory in central North America. The vast majority of the micronation is centered in the United States, however one state, The Quetican Islands, also claims territory under the legal jurisdiction of Canada, and the autonomous territory of Quetico Street is in the legal jurisdiction of both the United States and Canada. Due to widespread immigration, the Federated States is ethnically and culturally diverse, containing English, Hispanic, German, Irish, and French peoples, among others.

The Federated States was originally founded in 2014 as a byproduct of what was described as intolerable behavior by the United States government. The micronation was arguably one of the most secessionist micronations in the MicroWiki community at the time, and remained that way until it's original dissolution in June 2015. The micronation was renown for strong national pride and remained that way until a fallout between the members of Congress. When the micronation was reformed that December, it became less serious and more of a hobby, a label its government has embraced since that reformation.

History

Republic of Concord (August 3 - September 8 2014)

The Republic of Concord was founded on August 3rd in a home known today as both the Republic of Concord Historical Site as well as the Federal Hall, the Capitol Building of the Federation. The Republic was founded on the idea of a small-government and a right wing state led by the people. It, however, was not secessionist, and in fact far from it, being inspired by the idea of a simulationist micronation.

As it was the reigning micronational power in the area at that time, it expanded its territory to engulf the entire Gulf Coast. It was still a quiet, non-recognized micronation, so nobody was able to contest the claim. In turn the Republic of Concord, with an official population of 1 citizen, was able to carry out on a whim whatsoever they desired. One significant action the Republic took, was the creation of a Concordian Factbook. There was also a brief attempt at printing currency, albeit a failure. By September, the Republic of Concord had fallen into a state of inactivity. A meeting was then called upon with some non-aligned people, who soon after applied for citizenship in the Republic. As expected, these people were soon brought into the government, which it was then agreed should be altered greatly.

The First Convention (September 8 - September 28 2014)

Immediately after, it was decided to expand the Republic of Concord, and it was also determined that a new name should be assumed. It was decided that the Federated States of America would fit the task to their liking. Soon after, the Federated States rapidly extended their original land claim to encompass the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois. The newly formed Federation Congress was led by a figure then known as the Head of State, and who was also considered to be the Provisional Governor for all states not yet under official representation. By September 10, a new federal government and state governments were officially declared. However, the nation was still publicly unrecognized, an issue delayed by the First Convention. This first convention also unofficially sided with Israel in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Seal of the Flag of the First Convention

For a Charter, The Federated States of America Congress decided to hold off on an official governing document, and instead chose to use an interpreted version of the Constitution of the United States of America, with amendments isolated to include only the Bill of Rights. The First Convention deemed the idea of a Declaration of Independence unnecessary, especially "Considering the upcoming Presidential Elections in the United States of America, official separation seems like an unwise move at this time." It also considered making communications with the United States, however that was also deemed unnecessary.

Around September 23rd, an aggressive simulation micronation known as the USSR, claiming to have absolute right to the entire European Continent, as well as the entire nation of Russia. The Federated States of America, in fear of their national security, attempted to extend a formal olive branch to the USSR, however the USSR denied the claim that they had no effective control over the lands that they claimed. The USSR also made threats against the Federated States of America and its people, and on September 23, 2014, the FSA-USSR War began. Using unique tactics, the traditional commander-in-chief, the President, called upon the army, which was not yet formed, and prepared for war. The Declaration of War against the USSR by The President of the Federated States of America ordered on September 23rd brought upon a 1-hour long battle known as the Battle of Spring Hill, in which the Federated States Army, led by the Commander-in-chief, marched upon outnumbered USSR soldiers and attacked, barraging the enemy. Within the hour the war was over, and the USSR surrendered to American soldiers.

By September 29th, the USSR surrendered its entire army to the force of the Federated States of America. Terms of surrender were that the USSR would cease hostile threats, as well as give up its entire claim of land. The latter demand was not accepted by the USSR. The President then stated, "Please, friends, I promise to every single man and women here today that the USSR will fall by the end of this convention." Later that day, the USSR collapsed with no final words, and a weak army. With that action, the First Convention was declared adjourned.

The Second Convention & The Progressive Movement (December 8 - December 18 2014)

Following the Congressional recess, the President of the Federated States of America called the Congress forward to a Second Convention, hoping to advance the success of the Federation even more than in the previous convention. It wasn't until the day following that Congress joined together once again, on the date generally recognized as December 8, 2014. It seemed, by the first day in the Second Convention, that something had changed within the minds of Congress. However, it wouldn't be until December 10 that the times in the Federated States hit an all-time low, which, for a micronation still attempting to establish itself, was not the best possible outcome of the new convention.

On December 10, while an informal convention of Congress was in session, what is known as the "Climax of the Federation's Progressive Movement" began. What has come to be known as the Wunderlich Revolt began on that cold, dry afternoon. It was a force for change in the Federation government, which is known now as the "Federalist Interpretation of Fascism", in which many bills were passed by an aristocratic congress calling for a new government, and a transition from the former Federated States of America to the State of New Spain, led by an authoritarian president and an aristocratic ministry. Fortunately, the documents outlining the many reforms were lost during the plot to side with Russia in the many conflicts involving Ukraine, and, as a result, by the next week, most details on the idea were lost, however some information is still publicly known. For one, the President would become more authoritarian, the government turned almost completely fascist, and the Congress reformed into an aristocracy of ministers. Although no one spoke out against it, it is generally recognized that the public did not support the reforms.

Flag of the Second Convention and State of New Spain

After the reform project, the Progressive Movement slowly died, falling into nothing as the nation continued on with its attempts to calm the recent reforms and recover and stabilize to the position in which it was before the Second Convention, generally recognized as a failure. However, although the convention was largely a fiasco, it has long been recognized that it is possible that, at least at the time, more bills, as well as overall more action, occurred in Congress during the Second Convention than any other period since the first founding of the Federation. Therefore, the remainder of the Second Convention was spent retrieving what was lost by the Revolt. The Convention, never officially adjourned, died around December 18. The ending effects of the Second Convention included the fold of the Federalist Party, and the Progressive Party replacing the Federalists.

The Third Convention (April 20 - May 1 2015)

The end of the Progressive era, as well as the Second Convention and the State of New Spain, had occurred over 4 months ago. The longest idle in the history of the Federated States of America had occurred, and people had begun to grow restless for a new convention to move on from the Second Convention of the prior December. After exchanging words, the President and Vice President saw it fit to call Congress once again, and they both agreed the new convention had potential superior to either of the first two. This discussion occurred over the weekend of April 18 and April 19, and on April 20, Congress was finally called to meet for a convention. The Third Convention, it was agreed and executed, to focus primarily on diplomacy. For the first time, the Federated States of America received recognition, as well as offered recognition. It also saw the grand opening of the website, the establishment of future goals, and preparations for the Federation's Charter. The Third Convention almost passed the second convention for bills passed, and saw multiple positive reforms. It witnessed the first citizenship application as well.

Since the Second Convention as well as the Progressive era, the major political party and the only official one in the government, the Federalist Party, folded, leaving no political parties. During the beginning of the Third Convention, many people, including the President, categorized themselves under the Progressive Party, although it never became officially or federally recognized. At this time, because most bills were regarding foreign affairs, there was not very much going on politically during the Third Convention, and thus, political parties were not really needed. However, towards the end of the Third Convention, two parties began to rise, the former Federalist Party and the President's Know Nothing Party, unaffiliated to the Know Nothing Party of the United States of America during the 1800's.

Likely the most important event during the Third Convention was the beginning stages of the Charter of the Federated States of America, the second Constitution of the nation, which accounted for several reforms. Other important reforms and bills passed were budgets, income plans, opening of trade routes, and many more which made this convention crucial to the welfare of the nation.

The Constitutional Convention (May 2 - May 12 2015)

The Constitutional Convention, from May 2 to May 12 of 2015, was the one that was originally tasked with the creation of the Charter of the Federated States of America. The original plan became mute once the Vice President, Brandon Wu, was rumored to be plotting to 'overthrow' President Twain. These allegations were confirmed to be true the next day by Wu himself, admitting to the plot. The President was furious and Congress asked for a trial for indictment, however after much thought the President pardoned Wu of any 'trials' or allegations, stating in a press conference that "Wu never did anything legitimately illegal, which makes any trial unnecessary and oppressive." Twain's single condition for the pardon was that Wu resign from the post of Vice President, a condition Wu did abide by. Despite the condition, Twain allowed Wu to remain a Congressman.

Another issue which delayed proceedings in the Constitutional Convention was a movement dubbed the "Royalist Reformation." After the Brandongate incident, Twain shifted his beliefs to believe that a stronger government was necessary for a micronation to survive. As a solution, he began a movement to make a monarch at the head of the Federated States. Vastly rejected across the Federated States, Twain put it to rest after much scrutiny. Along with various other impasses, the Royalist Reformation vastly suspended democratic proceedings.

After Brandongate and the Royalist Reformation, the President declared the Constitutional Convention adjourned and promised a "New deal" to pull the Federated States out of its "depression."

The Federal Convention (May 17 - June 1)

The Federal Convention's first session occurred on May 17, 2015 with historic proceedings. An earlier bill had provided for a Federal Hall to be established. The first session of the Federal Convention saw the grand opening and first session occurring in Federal Hall. Additionally, it saw the first Federated States convention with an official meeting plan, with set discussion topics, bills, resolutions, and decisions. The Federal Conventions first meetings is generally regarded as successful, having passed many influential decisions that remain a large part of the Federated States' framework. During the Convention, the newly completed and ratified Charter of the Federated States of America was read to the Congress with applause. The seating arrangement was decided upon formally. The Congressmen decided on multiple important issues, including the Israel-Palestine Conflict, terrorism, relations with other micronations, and political parties. Additionally, the delegates at the convention laid the framework for a mixed market economy.

While the first meetings were regarded as successes, the final days of the Federal Convention saw arguments over the nature of the Federated States on topics such as secessionist, politics, and economics. The formation of polarized political parties, the Democratic-Republicans and the Populists, led to arguments over democratic proceedings. On May 29, President Twain threatened to resign amidst allegations of an undemocratic belief system. A couple of days later, an influential Congressman resigned from Congress. By June 3, all members of the incumbent government had resigned. A month later, Twain had become the Lord Protector of Esse, whereas Churchill and Wu had become citizens of Mercia.

6th Federated States Congress (December 15 2015 - May 5 2016)

Main Article: Atlantic Commonwealth

Half a year of dead silence has ensued in the FSA, to the point where many doubted the government's existence. It was President Twain, the only sure successor to the Federated States, who called his former friends and allies, many of whom had left for other micronations, for a Sixth Congress. Hesitation ensued, specifically from the Mercian Americans. Yet, they chose to pursue the project once again.

The 6th Congress was first called to session on December 15, a year after the disastrous Second Convention. Twain showed enthusiasm, whereas the others showed doubt in the project's legitimacy. On January 7, 2016, upon much discussion, President Twain signed the new Federated States Constitution into law. The new government would take effect following his State of the Federation Address on January 20. The Atlantic Commonwealth was the name of the reformed Federated States of America until its dissolution on May 5, 2016. The micronation, while a resurrection on the Federated States, failed to grasp the concepts that gave rise to the Federated States, and thus quickly fell into inactivity. The nation continued to occasionally pass legislation despite its inactivity up until late April, when multiple members officially left. This began a dark period for the project, and it officially dissolved on upon an announcement from the President in early May.

Concordian Convention (June 1 - June 5 2016)

In early June, Henry Twain called the Federated States of America to a seventh convention, set to hold its first official meeting on June 4, 2016. The seventh convention had that one session, when they decided to disband the Federated States.

Foreign Affairs

Main Article: Foreign Affairs of the Federated States

Allies

Mutual Recognition

Recognized By

Recognizing

Politics

Party Founded Ideology Main leader
NATPARTY.png 2016 Paleoconservatism Henry Twain
Imgpsh fullsize (4).png 2016 Centrism Brandon Wu