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Federated States of Gapla
| Federated States of Gapla |
Erit Ergo Justitia (Latin: Justice Will Be Served)
"Romeo and Juliet Overture (National Anthem)"
"The Gift: Aria for String Orchestra (National Hymn)"
|Near Irvine, CA, United States |
|Capital city||Great Gapla City|
|Largest city||Northern Emeralkia|
|Official language(s)||English, Korean|
|Official religion(s)||No Official Religion, But the Population is |
4% Muslim Islam
|Legislature||Parliament of the Federated States of Gapla|
|Established||February 28, 2019|
|Area claimed||About 20,000 Square Feet|
|Population||100 Estimated Population|
|Currency||Gapla Dollar (G$)|
|Time zone||GMT-7:55 (GMT-6:55 in Daylight Savings Time)|
|Member state of the Micronations United for Progress|
Type 2 Member of the League of Independent Nations
Provisional Member State of the Grand Unified Micronational
Official Government Website
The Federated States of Gapla, more commonly known as Gapla, is a micronation in the Western Coast of the United States in Southern California.
Gapla was established on the 28th of February 2019 and is still active. It is part of the Micronations United for Progress and the League of Independent Nations. It is also a Provisional Member of the Grand Unified Micronational. As a federation of 22 states, it is very democratic, focuses on the liberty and human rights, and believes all humans are created equal.
The Politics of Gapla include a freedom of political parties movement, and an active representative government called the Parliament of the Federated States of Gapla, or more commonly known as simply Parliament.
The Federated States of Gapla focuses on the Montevideo Convention of the Rights and Duties of States criteria for statehood. Under this, a nation has to fulfill four requirements to become a state (Permanent Population, A Defined Territory, Government, and Capacity to Enter in Relations with Other States.) Although Gapla is focused on this, following these requirements does not constitute recognition by Gapla, as that needs to be approved by Parliament and the President.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Meaning of the Flag
- 4 States and Territories
- 5 Diplomatic Relations
- 6 Eras of the State
- 7 Gapla Document Security System
- 8 Politics and Government
- 9 Geography and Climate
- 10 National Holidays/Important Days
- 11 Religion
- 12 Leaders
- 13 Elections in Gapla
- 14 Postal Stamps
- 15 Currency
- 16 Identification
- 17 Military Ranks
- 18 External Links
- 19 Symbols
Gapla's name came from thin air, as the current president of the Federated States of Gapla, Wyatt Seungri Baek, decided it was a good and suitable name for the micronation. The "Federated States of" part came on union day when the current president decided to (on March 6, 2019) let states unite into the union. A few months later, the name was added.
The Federated States of Gapla originated as the Principality of Gapla, ruled by the current president. Gapla offered royalty/nobility but didn't sell it. Gapla joined the League of Micronations and the Micronations United for Progress in this period. After this period, the people of Gapla declared a new federation, the Federated States of Gapla, formed of 12 states and 10 territories (22 States and Territories). Eventually, seeing that the League of Micronations was focused on micronational war, Gapla left the League of Micronations, as Gapla is against intermicronational war.
Meaning of the Flag
The flag of the Federated States of Gapla has never changed since independence. The background blue color represents the People, the red cross represents the Pride of the People, the orange represents Parliament and the Association of Ministries, and the yellow star represents the nation. The parts that are touching mean that it is affecting the other area.
The blue touches the red, and the orange, because the pride of the people are made from the people, and the Parliament and Association of Ministries are made of the people. Also notice that citizens themselves cannot change the nation, the star.
The red touches all of the areas, because the pride of the people is made from the people, gives people to Parliament and the Association of Ministries, and affects the nation.
The orange represents the Parliament, which most closely touches the star. The orange also is made from the Pride of the People and the People.
This yellow star is the government, and touches everything except for the blue, because citizens cannot change the government alone. It is touching the orange because Parliament and the Association of Ministries can change the government. It is touching the red because the pride of the people can change the government.
States and Territories
- Snake (Founding State)
- Phoenix (Founding State)
- Great Gryffin
- Kingdom City
- Anika Kingdom
Nations that Mutually Recognize the Federated States of Gapla:
- Republic of Molossia
- Principality of Catryus
- Principality of Adhikari Island
- Republic of NZRE
- Republic of Nordland
- Astovian Union
- Kingdom of Hedegatan
- Independent Micronation of Rockria
- Republic of Otonia
- Democratic Desert Republic
- Manchese Council
- Dominion of Illusia
- Duchy of Batavia
- Empire of Kaemira
- Empire of Ustea
- Grand Principality of Mailacia and Idessa
- Grand Duchy Of Pikeland
- Kingdom of Casteria
- Kingdom of Corotarnia
- Kingdom of Liberacia
- Micronation of The Scandinavian Imperium
- New Danube
- Kingdom of New Europa and New Antrim
- Republic of Nuvatsaria
- SeaNation of Spiroville
- Free State of Sabini
Eras of the State
In Gapla, a state gets an era named after them if they are currently the most influential state. Once a state is no longer the most influential, the state's era will pass. Here is a table showing the eras of Gapla.
|Era Number||Name of the Era||State Named After||Date Start||Date End||Era Code||Notes|
|1||Phoenixian Era||Phoenix||28 February 2019||22 March 2019||PHX||First Era|
|2||First Snakaris Era||Snake||23 March 2019||20 April 2019||SNK-1||Predecessor to the Second Snakaris Era|
|3||Syopolian Era||Syopolis||21 April 2019||16 May 2019||SYP||None|
|4||Second Snakaris Era||Snake||17 May 2019||4 September 2019||SNK-2||Successor to the First Snakaris Era|
|5||Emeralkian Era||Emeralkia||5 September 2019||9 January 2020||EMR||Longest Era, Only Era to Span Through Two Years|
|6||First New Xadian Era||Xadia||10 January 2020||6 February 2020||XAD||Predecessor to the Last Era before Current Era, the Shortest Era, and the Only Era to Last Less than 24 Hours. (Second New Xadian Era)|
|7||Chickenopolis Era||Chickenopolis||7 February 2020||12 February 2020||CHK||None|
|8||First Ozzahyan Era||Ozzah||13 February 2020||28 March 2020||OZZ-1||Predecessor to the Current Era|
|9||Second New Xadian Era||Xadia||29 March 2020||29 March 2020||XAD-2||Last Era before Current Era, Shortest Era, Only Era to Last Less than 24 Hours, Successor to the First New Xadian Era.|
|10||Second Ozzahyan Era||Ozzah||30 March 2020||Has not Ended||OZZ-2||Current Era, Successor to the First Ozzahyan Era|
Gapla Document Security System
Politics and Government
Politics: Political Parties
Active Political Parties
- Liberal Union Party of Gapla
- Libertarian Economical Moderate Party of Gapla
- Environmentalist Violet Party of Gapla
- Conservative Party of Gapla
- Worker's Grand Party of Gapla
- Monarchist Party of Gapla
- Constitution Party of Gapla
|Liberal Union Party of Gapla|
|Libertarian Economical Moderate Party of Gapla|
|Environmentalist Violet Party of Gapla|
|Conservative Party of Gapla|
|Worker's Grand Party of Gapla|
|Monarchist Party of Gapla|
|Constitution Party of Gapla|
Politics: The Government
In Gapla, the Government is left-leaning in politics because the president is part of the Liberal Union party. As a federation of 22 states, it is very democratic, focuses on the liberty and human rights, and believes all humans are created equal. Even though this is true, the freedom of political parties is exercised and cannot be denied by the president. Although, that doesn't matter, because the president supports the freedom of political parties and political expression.
The main body of Government is called the Parliament of the Federated States of Gapla. It has power over laws, and the president. It can deny any powers of the president, and can revise laws and the constitution.
Ministries are parts of parliament that decide different things according to their specialty. A list of them is below:
List of Ministries
- Ministry of Public Welfare
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Ministry of the Armed Forces
- Ministry of Defense
- Ministry of Communications
- Ministry of Operations
- Ministry of Education
- Ministry of Statistics
- Ministry of Records
- Ministry of Finance
- Ministry of Immigration and Citizenship
- Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Geography and Climate
Geography and Weather
The geography of Gapla is fairly flat land, as Gapla is located in Southern California. Gapla is fairly hot most of the time. The lowest temperature reachable is probably around 10 C, and the hottest is about 40 C. The Weather and Climate in Gapla is fairly sunny normally, as Gapla is located near Southern California.
Gapla's current weather forecast (the weather forecast of Irvine, CA) is available at this link: https://weather.com/weather/today/l/647f0ae4a3b3500e4e0204b5f21a58b5117f635b1bd6b99e00fe80e95325991b Please note that is service is provided by weather.com, which is not related to Gapla.
National Holidays/Important Days
- 28 February - Independence Day
- 13 January - Freedom Day
- 6 March - Union Day
- 23 March - Constitution Day
- 2 May - Government Day
- 1 September - School Starts in Gapla
- 10 September - Attack on South Cove Island
Here is a chart of the approximate religious diversity in Gapla. Notice that the population is 70% Christian, 20% Hindu, 5% Other, 4% Muslim, and 1% Buddhist. The religious diversity in Gapla mainly came from western culture, where the 70% of Christianity came. The 20% of Hindus came from the influence of Indian culture on Gapla, the 4% having the minor citizens of the middle east spreading into Gapla, and Buddhism being the minority, other than the very small minorities that make up "Other."
Presidents of Gapla
In Gapla, a president serves for six months. After the six months, a new president, or a re-election occurs. There are unlimited terms to president.
|Name of the President||Political Party||Term Number||President Number||Term Dates||Notes||Vice President|
|Wyatt Seungri Baek||Liberal Union||1||1||28 February 2019 - 28 August 2019||Served as Prince of the Principality of Gapla||Mirabelle Wang|
|2||29 August 2019 - 28 February 2019||None||Vera Lily Sy|
|3||29 February 2020 - 28 August 2020||Irene Kim|
Vice Presidents of Gapla
In Gapla, a vice president serves for six months. After the six months, a new vice president, or a re-election occurs. There are unlimited terms to vice president.
|Name of the Vice President||Political Party||Term Number||Vice President Number||Term Dates||President|
|Mirabelle Wang||Enviornmentalist Violet||1||1||28 February 2019 - 28 August 2019||Wyatt Seungri Baek|
|Vera Lily Sy||Ran for Communist Worker's, but then switched to Independent.||1||2||28 August 2019 - 28 February 2020|
|Irene Kim||Independent||1||3||28 February 2020 - Predicted 28 August 2020|
Information about Vice Presidents
- A Vice President's only job is to assist the president and provide them good information
- A Vice President's political party and the president's may differ.
Elections in Gapla
First Election - 28th February 2019
Only one candidate, Wyatt Seungri Baek. He won. (There were only 11 citizens at that time.)
Second Election - 28th August 2019
- Wyatt Seungri Baek, for Liberal Union Party, representing Great Gapla City
- Vera Lily Sy, for Worker's Grand Party, representing Syopolis
- George Shanghua Yang, for Libertarian Economical Moderate Party, representing Snake
Wyatt Seungri Baek becomes President, Vera Lily Sy becomes Vice President. For a while, George Shanghua Yang was the Secretary, until Vera Lily Sy and Wyatt Seungri Baek nominated Emma Margaret Bunnell instead. After that, the president nominated Irene Kim.
Third Election - 28th February 2020
- Wyatt Seungri Baek, for Liberal Union Party, representing Great Gapla City
- Aditya Karthik Meruga, for Independent, representing Xadia
- Emma Margaret Bunnell, for Conservative Party, representing Emeralkia
Wyatt Seungri Baek becomes President of Gapla, and Emma Margaret Bunnell becomes Vice President. The newly elected vice president immediately gives her position to Irene Kim.
Designs of Stamps
Here are the Gapla stamp designs:
|28 February 2019 - Current||G$ 1, G$ 2, G$ 5, G$ 10, G$ 20|
- G$ 1 - Inside a State
- G$ 2 - Inside a State Union
- G$ 5 - Inside Gapla
- G$ 10 - Inside a Micronational Union
- G$ 20 - International
Gapla's currency used to be the Micro and the Nano, used by the Micronations United for Progress. We are still a member state, but we have established a new system called the Gapla Dollar (G$.) One Gapla Dollar equals Five U.S. cents. We also accept the LIN (League of Independent Nations) Yron.
Bills and Coins
The bills and coins can be viewed at https://docs.google.com/document/d/14NEttgaGlOUeV7BisxLJlj9cijVoGqElgA77eoQTsR4/edit?usp=sharing.
|Dates Used||Image of Example Visa|
|28 February 2019 - Current|
Gapla Identification Card
|Dates Used||Image of Example Identification Card|
|28 February 2019 - 14 December 2019||Note: From 28 February 2019 to 5 March 2019, the "State/Territory" Field was not present.|
|15 December 2019 - Current|
The Passport of the Federated States of Gapla is a 12-page content passport (6 sheets) with a front cover, inside front cover, and back cover. The design is shown below. It is the current passport used for identification when a gaplan citizen travels.
|Page Design||Page Number(s)||Page Name||Notes|
|Front Cover (Outside)||Front Cover, Cover, Front Page||The "PASSPORT" section may say "DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT" or "SPECIAL PASSPORT."|
|Inside of Front Cover||Identification Page||Showing an example page.|
||Visas and Stamps||None.|
||Back Cover, Back|
License Plate of Gapla
|28 February 2019 - Present|
In the Federated States of Gapla, military ranks are ranks used in the military to measure authority and importance in the Federated States of Gapla Armed Forces.
Military Ranks and Awards
Here is a table of Military Ranks and Awards in the Federated States of Gapla.
|28 February 2019 - Current|
Military Uniform Example
Here is a table showing the examples of Military Uniforms in Gapla.
|28 February 2019 - Current|
- Official Government Website: gaplagov.org
- Website of the Micronations United for Progress: sites.google.com/view/micronationsunitedforprogress
- Website of the League of Independent Nations: l-i-n.boards.net
- Reddit Page: https://www.reddit.com/r/GaplaOfficial/