Federation of Enchenia
Federation of Enchenia
Coat of arms[a]
|Motto: (traditional, de facto)|
Ode to Joy
|National Seal of Enchenia|
|Largest city||Lau Sing|
|Official languages||None (de jure)|
|Government||Federal assembly-independent directorial republic under a non-partisan democracy|
• Speaker of Parliament
• Kingdom established
|3 September 2013|
• Transitional government
|28 July 2020|
• Federation established
|3 September 2020|
• Sovereignty recognized
|5 February 2023|
• Current constitution
|18 June 2023|
• 2023 census
|Currency||Enchenian astrum[e] (A) (EAA)|
|Date format||yyyy-mm-dd (CE)|
|Internet TLD||.ea (proposed)|
Enchenia was established as a Kingdom on 3 September 2013. On 28 July 2020, the Transitional Government was established to transition the country into a republic. It was officially declared a republic on 3 September 2020, the 7th anniversary of its foundation. The sovereignty of Enchenia was recognized on 5 February 2023, following the establishment of diplomatic relations with the first micronation. The first democratic election was held on 7 November 2022 to elect the 3rd Federal Council.
Enchenia has followed a policy of armed neutrality, which allows it to maintain a small scale military. This policy has been codified into Article 5 of its Constitution, in which it prohibits the country from joining any military alliances.
The word "Enchenia" (//) came from the English word enchant or the French word enchanter, which means "to delight".
Enchenia was originally declared as a kingdom, known as the Kingdom of Enchenia (Chinese: 英雪尼亞王國) on 3 September 2013. However, much like the Kingdom of Hungary from 1920 to 1946, the kingdom functioned as an "authoritarian regency". The founder, Ngok Ching Ying Suet (Chinese: 樂正瑩雪), ruled the kingdom using the title "Lord of Enchenia" instead of "King of Enchenia". Eventually, no one was declared King until the dissolution of the Kingdom on 28 July 2020. The supreme legislative authority was the Parliament, but its power was limited since the Lord had the power to make the final decision.
During the kingdom era, the country was divided on administrative level into royal cities, territories, grand duchies and principalities.
In July 2020, amid the voices from its citizens calling for republicanism, the Lord decided to host meetings to discuss possible steps that need to be taken to transform the country. On 28 July 2020, the kingdom was officially dissolved and the Transitional Government of Enchenia (Chinese: 英雪尼亞過渡政府) was form. During this period, the official name of the country is simply "Enchenia", just like other transitional governments. The transitional government has considered to change a variety of national symbols, including the national flag and the banner[f]. However, it was decided that the national flag should remain, but the banner needed to be replaced.
Enchenia officially became a federal republic on 3 September 2020, the 7th anniversary of the foundation of Enchenia. A new coat of arms with two sides was also revealed on this day. The new country is administered by a Federal Council, much like the one in Switzerland. The Parliament remained as the supreme legislative authority, although it is now given much more powers than in the Kingdom era.
On 3 and 27 September 2022, the Parliament voted to adopt a new national flag (the current flag shown above) and the coat of arms as the official national symbols of the Federation of Enchenia.
On 18 July 2023, Enchenia, along with three other micronations, drafted and signed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. The Convention was adopted by the Parliament, and then promulgated by the Federal Council on the same day.
Government and politics
The Federal Council is the supreme executive authority in the country. It consists of four to seven Federal Councillors. Unlike its counterpart in Switzerland, the number Federal Councillors could change from year to year, depending on the election results from the 4th quarter of the previous year. Each Federal Councillor has equal power and no one is considered "more superior" than others. According to Annex I to the Constitution, the Federal Council Election is held in the fourth quarter of each year. Federal Councillors are elected by the Parliament and serve their terms from 1 January to 31 December of the following year.
On 1 January of each year, new Federal Councillors assume their office and choose one Federal Councillor to be the President of Enchenia. The position of the President is ceremonial and has no additional executive power. The President is prohibited to serve consecutive terms. Once elected, Federal Councillors are immune from being removed from office. However, if a Federal Councillor violates the law, other Federal Councillors may invoke Article 34 of the Constitution to deprive their citizenship, thus also removing them from office.
The Parliament is the unicameral supreme legislative authority in the country. It does not have a fixed number for the Members of Parliament (MPs). By convention, every newly admitted citizen is granted as an MP, although the Constitution does not provide a guarantee to this.
Unlike in most sovereign states, the Federal Council or the President does not have the power to veto bills passed by the Parliament or to issue pardons or amnesties. These powers belong to the Parliament. Additionally, the Parliament has the power to approve international treaties.
The Speaker of the Parliament is the leader in the chamber. This position is elected among all MPs. Just like the President, the Speaker is also prohibited to serve consecutive terms.
Unilaterally recognized sovereign states
- All member states of the United Nations
- Cook Islands
- Sovereign Military Order of Malta
- Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
- Vatican City
Unilaterally recognized micronations
- Aerican Empire
- Empire of Austenasia
- Grand Duchy of Chrisland
- Freetown Christiania
- Royal Republic of Ladonia
- Free Republic of Liberland
- Republic of Molossia
- Republic of Saugeais
- Principality of Sealand
- Principality of Seborga
- Republic of Užupis
Mutually recognized micronations
The following micronations have recognized and established diplomatic relations with the Federation of Enchenia:
|1||Holy Sothisian Empire||神圣苏提斯帝国||2023-02-05||Agreement drafted on 23 January 2023, signed on 5 February 2023.|
|—||Nataquese Republic||Respúblika Nataquesa
|2023-04-04||De facto mutual recognition. No agreement signed.|
Federation of Moshui and Kichi
|Agreement drafted on 30 April 2023, signed on 1 May 2023.|
Succeeded by the Federation of Moshui and Kichi.
|3||Federal Republic of Herschel Galaxy||赫歇爾星系聯邦共和國||2023-06-06||Agreement drafted and signed on 6 June 2023.|
|4||Southern Confederation of Angosvria||Confederación Austral de Angosvria||2023-07-18||Agreement drafted and signed on 18 July 2023.|
|5||Federal Republic of Sia||República Federal de Sia||2023-07-24||Agreement drafted on 21 July 2023, signed on 24 July 2023.|
|6||Myori[g]||苗栗國||2023-08-23||Agreement drafted and signed on 23 August 2023.|
|7||IC Federal Empire||IC聯邦帝國||2023-08-24||Agreement drafted on 23 August 2023, signed on 24 August 2023.|
|8||Republic of Grandia||格蘭迪亞共和國||2023-11-06||No agreement signed. Correspondence exchanged on 6 November 2023.|
Enchenia is divided into three states: Farbenstadt, La Promesa and Lau Sing. Each state is led by a governor. There is no official population reported from each state, as Enchenian citizens have the right to establish residency in multiple states. Currently, all the states do not have their flags and coats of arms. However, once Enchenia has officially adopted its first Constitution, the Federal Council will begin the process of designing these symbols.
|Order||State||Chinese name||Code||Established on||Governor||Population|
|1||Lau Sing||鎏城||EA-LS||2020-09-03||Ngok Ching Ying Suet||61|
Although the Constitution does not specify a motto, the two mottos in Latin found on the two sides of the coat of arms are considered to be the de facto mottos of Enchenia. The first one is found on the obverse side of the coat of arms:"Scientia potentia est", meaning "knowledge is power". The second one is found on the reverse side of the coat of arms:"Cogito, ergo sum", meaning "I think, therefore I am".
The flag of the Federation of Enchenia consists of a midnight blue field charged with a white snowflake. The blue represents the "ocean of knowledge, whereas the white snowflake represents peace, freedom, light and hope. The snowflake also contains the Star of Life. The current flag was adopted by the Parliament on 27 September 2022.
The colours of the flag are defined as follows:
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Coat of arms
The coat of arms is a square shield with two sides. It was adopted by the Parliament on 3 September 2022, the 9th anniversary of the foundation of Enchenia, although it has been used since the Federation was declared.
The obverse side features the Luoshu Square (Chinese: 洛書) at the centre, which is a 3x3 magic square. The Luoshu Square represents wisdom, power and harmony. The official name of the country in Latin "Foederatio Encheniae" is written at the top, whereas "Scientia potentia est", one of the two de facto mottos is written at the bottom.
The reverse side features the tangram (Chinese: 七巧板), which represents the "infinite possibilities". The other de facto motto: "Cogito, ergo sum" is written at the top, whereas the date of foundation, 3 Septemeber 2013, is written in Roman numerals (III.IX.MMXIII) at the bottom.
- The reverse side of the Coat of Arms of Enchenia:
- Used as a ceremonial language on some official documents.
- Used as a ceremonial writing system.
- As of 19 November 2023.
- plural: astra
- The Kingdom of Enchenia did not have an official coat of arms or emblem. The "banner" was used if an armorial was needed.
- Chinese: 苗栗國; lit. "Myori Nation" or "State of Myori".
- The Federal Council has approved the establishment of La Promesa and it is mentioned in Article 1 of the Constitution. However, the Federal Council has not issued an ordinance to establish it yet.