Federal Republic of Forestia
Federal Republic of Forestia
|Motto: "Acta, non verba." (Latin)|
"Deeds, not words."
|Anthem: "Hino Nacional Forestiano" |
|Ethnic groups |
|Lúcia Kitayama Bringel|
|Independence from Brazil|
• 26 December 2020
|Establishment in Politics and War|
• 9 April 2022
|Establishment as a micronation|
|5,802 km2 (2,240 sq mi)|
|5,802 km2 (2,240 sq mi)|
|GDP (PPP)||2023 estimate|
• Per capita
|Time zone||UTC-2 (Forestian Standard Time (FST))|
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The Federal Republic of Forestia (//; Portuguese: República Federal de Forestia; Japanese: フォレスティア連邦共和国; Ukrainian: Федеративна Республіка Форестія), more commonly known as Forestia, is a political entity which claims to be a sovereign state, commonly referred to as a micronation. Forestia is primarily located in South America, being mainly bordered by Brazil, with its overseas territory being bordered by Russia. The country was originally established on 26 December 2020 in the video game Politics and War, but it only declared independence as a de facto sovereign entity on 9 April 2022. Forestia is a democratic federal republic, with the head of state and government being the president, with the vice president serves to replace the president in the case of absence, with each having a term of six months. As well as this, Forestia's legislation is jointly commanded by the president, vice president, ministers and the National Assembly. Forestia is comprised of 5 states and the Yuwa-Kati Semi-Autonomous Region, with the capital being Vale Plano. The country spans a combined total of 5.8 km², or 1433.21 acres. As of a 2022 census, Forestia has a total of 9 citizens registered in its communication channels.
Geographically, the country is mainly filled with flat grass and cerrado vegetation, and a tropical savanna climate. As it borders Brazil, tropical fruits such as cashew, bananas, and acerola cherries are the main exports, with the services sector being an important part of the economy. Forestia has diplomatic relations with the Republic of Arkazja, the Kindgom of Rascoucor, the People's Republic of Clebola, the Karno-Ruthenian Empire, the State of Hokoria, and the Principality of Sancratosia. Forestia is a member of the United Micronational Defense Organization, the Alliance of the Micronations, the Pacific Association of Micronations, the Conference of Santiago, aswell as being an observer in the Grand Unified Micronational and a former member of the now dissolved Global Micronational League.
The term "Forestia" comes from the combination of the words Forest and Utopia, thus creating Forestia. The choice of words is a result of the region in which the mainland territory is situated, which has a large amount of forests and thick foliage.
The territory that is currently part of Forestia was originally occupied by several different indigenous tribes, who mostly spoke in languages of the Tupi-Guarani family, around 9,000 B.C.
Within the State of Brazil
With the signing of the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494, Portuguese and Spanish colonizers occupied the territory starting in 1500 with the Portuguese fleet commanded by Pedro Álvares Cabral. Following the initial occupation, the coastal territories were turned into fifteen autonomous territories. In the 16th century, sugar cane was the most exported product in Brazil, with slaves from Sub-Saharan Africa being its biggest import. In the 17th century, there was a severe decline in sugar cane exports, with the discovery of gold reserves in the 1690s leading to a gold based economy. This gold rush led to an increase of settlers from Portugal and Portuguese territories coming to Brazil. During Portugal's expeditions to expand Brazil's territory, there was a large amount of European countries attempting to colonize other parts of Brazil, which led to several conflicts between Portugal and other colonizers, most notably the Netherlands in the Dutch-Portuguese War.
Within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves
In 1807, as a response to tensions between Portugal and Spanish and Napoleonic forces, the Portuguese Crown moved the royal court from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. In 1815, the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves was created as a response to pressure from the European community for the Portuguese Crown to return to Portugal. With the newly created state, John VI of Portugal argued that it was a union of the Kingdom of Portugal with the newly elevated Kingdom of Brazil, thus meaning that he would not have to return to Portugal. In 1821, John VI returned to Lisbon, leaving his son Prince Pedro de Alcântara as the Regent prince of the Kingdom of Brazil.
Within the Empire of Brazil
There was an increase in tensions between Portuguese and Brazilians, which reached a peak when the Portuguese Cortes attempted to re-establish Brazil as a colony of Portugal. Standing in solidarity with Brazil, Prince Pedro declared Brazil's independence from Portugal on 7 September 1822. A month later, Prince Pedro was declared as the first Emperor of Brazil, earning the title Dom Pedro I. During this process, there was an ongoing war between Brazil and Portugal as a result of Brazil's fight for independence. Following the end of the war on 8 March 1824, Portugal recognized Brazil's independence a year later on 29 August 1825. By 1850, Brazil became responsible for half of the worlds' coffee production, being produced in large plantations in the coastal areas such as São Paulo. A large part of the workforce responsible for coffee production was composed of Italian, Spanish, and Japanese immigrants.
Within the Republic of the United States of Brazil
In 1889, the monarchy was overthrown by a military coup. During the period known as the First Brazilian Republic, the government was a dictatorship run by the military. In 1894, after an economic and military crisis, the government was taken over by civilians, until 1930. In 1930, Getúlio Vargas, along with most of Brazil's military, conducted the Revolution of 1930, taking power until his death in 1954. During this time, Brazil was once again a military dictatorship, having no Congress, constitution, or press freedom.
The Federal Republic of Forestia was originally established on 26 December 2020, as the Communist Republic of Forestia, for the political simulation videogame Politics and War. The country was a member of the Rose Alliance, and rose to a high economic status during its time as a member. During the time spent in the game, the country amassed a GDP of $232,092,668; claimed an area of approximately 9065 km2, has a population of 285,000, and a population density of 81.53 people/sq. mi. Forestia (in game) has a total of 3 cities, Ravinea Bay, Kogyo Toshi, and Mar do Sul. Because of conflicts between the two parties and a lack of activity, Forestia left Rose in 2021, and has been in a dormant state since.
Months later, on 9 April 2022, Forestia was established as a country, but this time as a micronation instead of a virtual country. The country then proceeded to change its government from communist to capitalist, and establishing itself as a Federal Republic. Having created a flag and a first draft of the constitution created. Forestia began foreign relations with other micronations, the first of which was the State of Faltree, which had its independence recognized by the state. The same day, the Armed Forces of Forestia was formed to ensure national security in the case of armed conflict. Later, the Army, Air Force, and Navy were properly created. Forestia's independence was also recognized by the Republic of Arkazja, which began a period of close relations between both nations. During the month of April, Forestia joined three organizations, those being the Global Micronational League (GML), Pacific Association of Micronations (PAM), and United Intermicronational Defence Organization (UIDO).
In the following months, the Forestian government created the Forestian Aerospace and Aeronautics Agency (FAAA), in a bid to develop both aircraft and spacecraft for civil and military use, although nothing has been announced. The FAAA also joined the International Aerospace Community.
On 9 September 2022, Forestia was admitted as an observer in the Grand Unified Micronational (GUM). On 1 October 2022, Forestia adopted a new coat of arms, which replaced the government seal, with the latter being used as a secondary symbol. On 10 December 2022, as a direct response to a statement from then Commander Hunt Powell relating to Ukraine, Forestia cut ties with Faltree. Eight days later on 18 December 2022, Forestia annexed the Russian occupied Shkot Island, turning it into the Yuwa-Kati Semi-Autonomous Region, subsequently making Russian an official language. On 20 December 2022, Forestia established the National Assembly as the legislative body of the federal government, after months of the legislation being managed only by the President. On 14 April 2023, Forestia, condemning the treatment of the Ukrainian POW's, changed its fourth official language to Ukrainian in solidarity.
Forestia began its relations with micronations from the Brazilian sector on 4 February 2023, when it signed a cooperation treaty with the Karno-Ruthenian Empire. This was after weeks of discussion between the two parties. Later, on 11 April 2023, Forestia began diplomatic discussions with the Navirtion Empire, another micronation from the Brazilian sector. Three days later, on 14 April 2023, Forestia began recognizing micronations' sovereignity en masse, after two earlier waves of recognitions on 12 January 2023 and 5 January 2023.
The mainland is located in the Brazilian Federal District, thereby has a tropical savanna climate with two distinct seasons: a dry season (May to September) and a wet season (October to April). During the dry season, the humidity is low and the temperature is warm to hot, with average high temperatures ranging from 26-28°C (79-82°F) and average low temperatures ranging from 13-16°C (55-61°F). The wet season is characterized by high humidity and occasional heavy rainfall, with average high temperatures ranging from 28-30°C (82-86°F) and average low temperatures ranging from 18-20°C (64-68°F). Due to being situated closer to the equator, snow isn't seen in Forestia. This also means that seasons are less prevalent than countries farther from the equator.
|Climate data for Forestia|
|Record high °C (°F)||32.6
|Average high °C (°F)||26.9
|Daily mean °C (°F)||21.9
|Average low °C (°F)||18.3
|Record low °C (°F)||12.2
|Average Precipitation mm (inches)||206.0
|Average relative humidity (%)||74.7||74.2||76.1||72.2||65.4||58.8||51.0||43.5||46.4||58.8||74.5||76.0||64.3|
|Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)||16||14||15||9||3||1||0||2||4||10||17||18||109|
|Source no. 1: Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia|
|Source no. 2: Meteo Climat (record highs and lows)|
Yuwa-Kati has a humid continental climate (Dwb in the Köppen climate classification), with cold and dry winters and warm and humid summers. The average high temperature during the summer months of June to August ranges from 18-20°C (64-68°F), while the average low temperature during the winter months of December to February ranges from -10 to -12°C (14-16°F). The city experiences a significant amount of precipitation throughout the year, with most of it falling during the summer months. Snowfall is common during the winter season, and the city is known for its strong winds, particularly during the winter months. Due to its location in the Sea of Japan, Yuwa-Kati is prone to typhoons originating from Japan and South Korea.
As Forestia is located in the central-west region of Brazil, the climate is that of the tropical savanna climate. The region in which Forestia is situated is a mix of flat grass and tall mountainous regions, and the occasional rainforest. Forestia's mainland territories are entirely surrounded by the Brazilian Federal District, and Yuwa-Kati is surrounded by Russia.
The Federal Government of Forestia operates on a democratic republic system for electing government representatives. Said representatives must complete a term of at least six months, with permission to be reelected an indefinite amount of times. The President is the head of state and the Vice President being the head of Government. The current president is Lúcia Kitayama, with the current Vice President being Natt Falkenhausen. Ministries are managed by ministers who are appointed by the president. The legislation of Forestia is jointly managed by the National Assembly, the President, Vice President, and the ministers. Each state is able to elect a governor.
The legislative branch of the government is operated by the National Assembly, which is a unicameral legislature, meaning that, instead of having a upper house and lower house, the Assembly only has one "house". The assembly is composed of 30 seats, 20 of which are elected and the remaining 10 being appointed by the President. The assembly is responsible for creating and approving laws, which are proposed by members of the assembly and are approved by default when they have a minimum of 16 votes in favor. While the assembly has to vote on legislation, a bill is only put into effect if it has the final approval of the President. Laws are enforced by the Federal Police, which is comprised of the Military Police, Highway Enforcement, and Civil Police. Partially due to it's relatively small population (16), the country has a substantially lower level of any kind of criminal activity.
Forestia is divided into three differing classifications for its territory: State, Municipality, and Semi-Autonomous Region (SAR). State and SAR are both entities which have a certain degree of autonomy from the central government, but still have to abide by legislation which is approved by the National Assembly.
|Vale Plano||1.9 m2||5|
The foreign relations of Forestia are managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. To outside observers, Forestia's foreign policy has been labeled as isolationist due to a lack of diplomacy between other nations. As a means to be taken seriously within the greater micronational community, Forestia has taken several steps to ensure positive relations with other micronations, most notably beginning diplomacy with Karnia-Ruthenia on 4 February 2023, though there were discussions beforehand. Forestia is a member of several organizations, such as the Alliance of the Micronations (AOTM), and the UMDO, and having been a member of the now dissolved Global Micronational League (GML).
On 9 April 2022, the State of Faltree began discussing diplomacy with Forestia, which was officialized days later. On 12 April 2022, Forestia signed a cooperation document with the Kingdom of Rascoucor. On 16 April 2022, after the independence of Forestia, Arkazja sent a document of cooperation which was signed by both parties.
Below is a list of micronations with diplomatic relations with Forestia.
|Micronation||Leader||Date of Recognition||Notes|
|Arkazja||Natt Falkenhausen||16 April 2022|
|Hokoria||Willow Cizdeizd I||N/A|
|Karnia-Ruthenia||Oscar I||5 January 2023|
|Kingdom of Rascoucor ||Venuvin||12 April 2022||N/A|
|Salanda||Reuben I||8 August 2022|
Below is a list of micronations that have their sovereignty recognized by the Forestian government, but not necessarily has relations with.
|Micronation||Leader||Date of Recognition||Notes|
|Republic of Arkazja ||Natt Falkenhausen||9 April 2022||N/A|
|Ebenthal||Arthur II||5 January 2023|
|Salanda[a]||Reuben I||8 August 2022|
|Sildavia||Queen Maria I||5 January 2023|
|Karnia-Ruthenia||Oscar I||5 January 2023|
|Micronation||Leader||Date of Recognition||Notes|
|All UN Member States (Excl. post 1969 Israel territories)||UN Council||13 April 2022|
|Member states of the Cupertino Alliance||Carson Snyder||13 April 2022|
|Organization||Leader||Date of Membership||Notes|
|Conference of Santiago||Maria, Queen of Sildavia and Borduria||18 June 2023|
|Global Micronational League||Kingdom of Atherton||10 April 2022||The GML was dissolved on 26 September 2022|
|United Intermicronational Defense Organization ||United States of the Rocky Mountains||10 April 2022||N/A|
|Pacific Association of Micronations||Kingdom of Eintrachtia||27 April 2022||N/A|
Though Forestia has a policy of diplomacy as a means to prevent armed conflict, the Armed Forces of Forestia were formed to ensure national security during wartime. The military of Forestia is comprised of 3 divisions; the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force. The military is managed by the administration of the Ministry of Defense, while the navy and air force are under temporary state intervention until further notice. Being a member state of the United Micronational Defense Organization (UMDO/UIDO), Forestia cooperates with its allies during wartime.
One of Forestia's main sources of income is agriculture. The nation's gardens produce tomatoes, lettuce, among other products.
The culture in Forestia generally stems from Brazilian cultural elements, due to the fact that the country is landlocked, and is bordered by Brazil. It has a focus on self-preservation, kindness, and respect towards others. Some aspects of Forestian culture were also influenced by Italian, Japanese, and Arabic elements. As well as this, African culture and traditions are a strong part of the culture; this is also in part because of Brazil's cultural influence. Due to its geographical location, there are Christian values present, such as the celebration of Christmas.
Flags and symbols
Initial concept for the Forestia flag, before it was a Federal Republic. This flag was only used during the nation's virtual government in the videogame Politics and War
The second proposed Forestia flag, inspired by the Russian flag
Third and final proposed flag for Forestia before the one flown currently. It is the original flag with a sun symbol in the center
Currently flown flag for Forestia
Crest for the Federal Government
Coat of Arms of Forestia
Flag of the President of Forestia
Seal of the President of the Federal Republic of Forestia
Seal of the Armed Forces of Forestia
In Forestia, the most popular and officially considered a national sport is Motorsport. Forestians have also been fond of association football. However, there are yet to be any Forestian applications to any soccer championships. All sport within Forestia is managed by the Ministry of Sport, with several associations working within it to run events like football and auto races. Motorsport races within Forestia are managed by Motorsport Forestia, which is the national motorsport governing body. The national football team has yet to compete in a sanctioned intermicronational competition, but the country has its sights set on the Micronations World Cup. And hopes to qualify for the Federation of Intermicronations and Independent Football Associations (FIIFA) Rankings. All football-related activities within the country are managed by the Forestian Football Association (FFA) (in Portuguese: Associação Forestiana Desportiva de Futebol (AFDF)). The country's de jure home stadium is the Arena BRB Mané Garrincha, however it does not possess a proper stadium within its territory. Forestia was one of several applicants to the 2023 MOF Games, along with New Athens, Sasperian, Slitronia and Havattania. During the voting process, Forestia lost the first round of voting, with the second round being a dispute between New Athens and Sasperian. In the end, Sasperian won by two votes, with New Athens having 12 votes.
Holidays and Special Occasions
|New Year's Day||1 January||The first day of the Gregorian year.|
|International Women's Day||8 March||Celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women.|
|Independence Day||9 April||Celebration of the day that Forestia declared independence|
|Axolotl Day||10 March||Celebration of the existence of Axolotls, and the fight to prevent their extinction|
|Easter Day||Between 22 March and 25 April||Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus.|
|International Workers' Day||1 May||Honors the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country.|
|World Oceans Day||8 June||Unite countries in the fight against pollution of the oceans|
|Corpus Christi||Between 21 May and 24 June||Solemnity which honors the Body of Christ.|
|Her Excellency Lúcia Kitayama's Birthday||29 September||Anniversary of the birth of Her Excellency Lúcia Kitayama|
|Children's Day||12 October||Honor children, promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and initiate actions to benefit and promote the welfare of the world's children.|
|Teacher's Day||15 October||Special day for the appreciation of teachers and their special contributions to the society.|
|All Saints' Day||1 November||In honour of all the saints, known and unknown; Roman Catholicism.|
|All Souls' Day||2 November||Commemorates the faithful departed.|
|Armistice Day||11 November||Commemoration of the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany and also in commemoration of both living and dead soldiers who served in any conflict.|
|Christmas Day||25 December||Traditional commemoration of the birth of Jesus.|
|New Year's Eve||31 December||The final day of the Gregorian year; Saint Sylvester's Day.|
- Salanda cut ties with Forestia
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