Socialist Republic of Freisland

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Socialist Republic of Freiseland
2011-2012

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Motto
Forever Be the Red Land
Anthem
The Red Flag
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Location(s) of Freiseland
Capital city Kowmos (de jure) Rembert (de facto)
Largest city Rembert
Official language(s) English, French, German
Official religion(s) None
Short name Freisland
Demonym Freisian
Government Socialist Republic
- President Jordon Buschman
Established December 5, 2011
Area claimed ~.25 mi sq
Population 1
Currency Red Dollar ☭$ (de jure) US dollar $ (de facto)
Time zone UTC-5
Summer: UTC-4

National Website
Freisian Star

The Socialist Republic of Freisland is a socialist state that is run out of the town of Rembert in the US state of South Carolina. It is the only socialist micronation in the Carolinian states. It only holds one citizen, Jordon Buschman, a former micronational leader who is attempting to reenter the micronational world stage. The nation claims a real legislative capital in South Carolina, while holding a display tract of land in the indie game Minecraft.

Etymology

The name "Freisland" comes from the German "Fries Land" or Free Land. This name is used for the freedom offered by socialism. The name was decided as a simple and easy to remember name. The German name was decided because the early drafters and thinkers behind the Communist Manifesto were German, and Vladimir Lenin was exiled to Germany.

History

Gratismansland/Gratisia

Gratismansland was Buschman's first and longest lasting attempt at micronationalism on the land that is currently held by Freisland. However, it was highly childish and held many fake citizens and land claims. Gratismansland was founded in October 2010, soon after Buschman found out about micronations. It did quite a bit of attention-grabbing, but was just a failed nation from the start, but it started the ball rolling.

Gratismansland gave way to the Autocratic Republic of Gratisia in March of 2011, an autocratic attempt at holding on to a micronation, half full of real and half false citizens. Buschman became involved in a civil war in Emerald Isle, and fell into obscurity in early April.

Mundai

Mundai was the first dabble into socialism for Buschman, and was the second most successful nation led by him. He was successfully elected and helped the nation for about two weeks before a Civil War broke out and stopped all support for Mundai on either side.

New Prussian Empire

This was an attempt at re-creating the old Prussian Empire using small tracts of European land. Buschman tried gaining support without trying to seem like a white supremacist, but had to stop before tarnishing his life by others' opinions, possibly even on this Wiki. However, it was the most diplomatically successful of the Buschman nations.

Boondocks

A failing nation from the start, the Republic of the Boondocks was an attempt at uniting rural Kershaw and Lee counties in South Carolina. It failed due to a slow in support.

Normalistan

A nation that fell to pieces soon after it started, it was similar to the Boondocks, although it lasted longer.

Cermondy

A dictatorship turned empire, Cermondy was basically a less culturally charged New Prussia. It was a good attempt, but still had a little too much childishness and too little support.

Modern Freisland

Freisland came to be not long after the fall of Cermondy. This was after Buschman realized that he was a socialist and put himself in a new nation that holds part of his room and yard, as well as land in the indie game Minecraft. The capital building was built five days after the founding of the nation. Hopefully all goes well.

Government

Freisland is a one-man Socialist Republic. The only citizen, Jordon Buschman, is the president and believes fully that Socialism can work. He is speculated to be the only known socialist within fifty miles of Rembert, which is why he is the only citizen. He is not clamoring for new citizens though, as it is difficult to support more than one or two, unless the applicant is well known to the president. Also, the nation is not a highly imperialistic nation, and only claims land if necessary.

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Two Capitals

There is a physical capital in the town of Rembert, S. Carolina. This capital is used for literal legislation and administration. The other capital is located in a map in the indie game of Minecraft. The second capital's name is Kowmos (a play on "Moscow"). It exists so that the true splendor and creativity of the nation's people can be expressed. That is not to say that there are no monuments of socialism or general monuments in the physical realm, but they are not as grand as the digital monuments.

Administrative Divisions

The administrative divisions of Freisland are called Communes. Basically, these are major cities of the nation and their surrounding neighborhoods. This will allow communities to contribute to the nation as semi-autonomous city-states. These communities also support themselves much like many other states or provinces in other nations.

Below is a list of Communes in Alphabetical Order:

Commune Main City Location Size Population Date Incorporated Notable Facts
Kowmos West Kowmos Minecraft Map N/A N/A 12/6/2011 de jure digital capital.
Rembert Rembert Southern Kershaw Co., SC ~.25 mi sq 1 12/5/2011 de facto physical capital.

Foreign relations

The Freisian Government is making an attempt to reach out to other Socialist or Communist micronations or parties. The nation hopes that other micronations will soon befriend Freisland.

Nation Relations Notes Requesting Party Date Requested Date Accepted
Flag of Burkland.png Burkland More de facto then official, mainly a result of the sole citizen of Freisland having dual citizenship in Burkland. President used to only have Burklandi citizenship. Mutual Talks since 12/10/11 12/12/2011 (start of official communications)
Nationflag.png Communist People's Republic of Strathy Treaty detailing international sympathy and understanding Beginning of the Outreach Freisland 12/19/2011 12/19/2011
Danesland flag.1.png Socialist People's Republic of Danesland Formal Communications Defined as "International Friendship," by the Freisian President. Freisland 12/21/2011 12/23/2011

If you wish to become engaged in foreign relations with Freisland, please contact us on our government website.

Law and order

Laws

The nation holds a document called the Freise Book of Acts. Within this document, all laws enacted by the government are to be inscribed. The Book is divided into categories based on the type of law it regards. These laws are upheld with highest regard by both officials and citizens alike.

Rights

Freisland follows the United Nations Human Rights Doctrine. It is known that the document is flawed, but these flaws are made up for in government legislation, which will add acts as necessary.

Police

Police have been deemed unnecessary in this nation, as there are not enough citizens to break the laws.

National Symbols

All socialist symbols are welcome in Freisland. Freisland especially endorses the Hammer and Sickle as a national symbol. It is a unique part of the Socialist ideology, and can be portrayed in a good or bad light, depending on the need.

Flags

The flag that inspired the national anthem.

The national flag of Freisland consists of a white star with yellow lining centered on a red background. It is, however simple the design may be, difficult to acquire without custom shops or wasting ink. In response to this dilemma, there are only a few government "White-Star" flags used, and many more solid scarlet ensigns are used around the nation. This is what forced the decision of "The Red Flag" as the national anthem.

Military

The nation has one soldier who doubles as the supreme commander of the Army and Navy. The nation is not belligerent, and in most armed conflicts will reach for airsoft, BB, or dart firing weapons. These are used so as to avoid extremism in conflict between two nations, and also to avoid possible repercussions for those actions. For severely perilous wars, the military is instructed to use AR-15 assault rifles as the main weapon and a 22. Ruger Rifle as the main defensive sniper rifle. A flatbottom fishing boat has been converted for military use, and is called the "FMS Hammer."

Economy

Freisland is basically a poor and destitute country by macronational standards, but is fairly well off by micronational standards. It has a fairly high income rate, and its redistribution and equality of income is actually fairly and truly successful. It is a mostly import economy, but also relies on exports via the internet. There is also plenty of foreign aid coming from private US citizens who care greatly for the nation of Freisland.

Red Dollar (☭$)

The Red Dollar (or Socialist Dollar) is the proposed and somewhat tested currency of Freisland. It was designed to mimic the American dollar in use and design. Instead of being grey and or green, the Red Dollar has (as given by the name) a pale red color. Also, in place of historical American leaders and government seals, it holds Communist Leaders and symbols. There are also hopes that, if successful, the Red Dollar will become the standard currency of many Socialist and Communist micronations.

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Current Exchange Rates:

  • ☭$1.00 RED=$0.87 USD
  • ☭$1.00 RED=$0.89 CAD
  • ☭$1.00 RED=€0.66 EUR
  • ☭$1.00 RED=£0.56 GBP
  • ☭$1.00 RED=¥5.53 CNY
  • ☭$1.00 RED=¥67.78 JPY

Geography and climate

Rembert

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The physical capital is in a very humid and hot environment, full of southern pines and sweetgum trees. The land is relatively approximately 100ft above sea level, resulting in a partially coastal and partially forested climate. During a typical summer, the temperature can reach a high of 95°F and a low of 60°F. During the winter, the average high is 55°F and the normal low is 30°F.

Kowmos

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In contrast, Kowmos is in a tundra environment where it snows regularly. There is a large swath of forest in the East, where a logging industry has been booming. There is also a multitude of wild pigs in Kowmos, many of which have been herded into a pen and farmed.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Freisland is 100% White, however this was not achieved by "ethnic cleansing," but just by a technicality. There is only one person within the nation. The minor racial characteristics add up to the nation being mostly German, with partial Norse, French and British genes added.

Sexuality

Freisland is one of the few nations on MicroWiki with an entirely homosexual population. This, again, is because of a technicality. The leader is, as the saying goes, "in the closet," or at least mostly. It is generally unknown except to close friends and political partners of Buschman.

Religion

The nation is fully atheist, yet there are no laws against religious freedom. The nation just has no religious people whatsoever.

Linguistics

The nation's primary language is English, as that is the typical language spoken throughout the land. Other languages spoken semi-regularly are French and German.

Education

Schools are not available within Freisland, as the nation can not support a full education system. As such, all education is foreign, except for self-education. Freisland is one of the few socialist states who allow self-education via the internet and international reading programs.

Culture

Holidays

Date English name Notes
January 1st New Year's Day
April 29th President's Day Day celebrating the president's birthday
April 30th Communist Victory Day To commemorate the valiant effort of communists to bring down the fascist reich in Nazi Germany.
May 1st May Day/International Workers' Day To commemorate workers worldwide.
November 8th October Revolution Day Day commemorating the beginnings of Communism in Russia.
December 20th-January 3rd Winternus Days off in accordance with rest of the world's winter holidays.
December 26th Soviet Remembrance Day The day the Soviet Union officially fell.

Customs

Workday/Schooling

The workday of the citizens typically lasts from 7:30 to 16:00 or 17:00 on a regular day. A typical day revolves around work or schooling for a citizen of the nation. Throughout the day, a citizen will regularly fraternize with friends or foreign workers and work diligently on the task at hand

Home

The typical citizen will stay at home most days, eat a meal and discuss the day with their family. As it gets later, a citizen will go on the internet to communicate with friends and family or work on a project or games while doing schoolwork if they are a student, or simply resting from work.

Weekend

On a weekend,the normal citizen will go out and work on personal projects which need completion, or fraternize with foreign friends in America.

Sport

The typical Freise citizen plays either soccer or basketball, but only with personal games. There are not enough citizens to start a national league or government association for these sports. Other times, citizens will perform the act of sustenance fishing and distribute the catch equally. The same goes for sustenance hunting of deer, squirrel or rabbit.

Media

The Freisian government and all of its people have access to American television and other outside media. There are no restrictions other than some possible nudity and pornographic censorship in the nation. This is meant to completely free up the flow of ideas and freedom of thought not normally brought by other socialist nations.

Freisian Star

There is also a state-owned online news magazine named the Freisian Star. The site posts the happenings within the nation and some editorials on subjects pertaining to happenings in the world, events in socialism or communism, or general life in Freisland. Visit the Freisian Star's official site here.