Federated States of Gapla

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Federated States of Gapla

 


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Motto
Erit Ergo Justitia (Latin: Justice Will Be Served)
Anthem
"Romeo and Juliet Overture (National Anthem)"

"The Gift: Aria for String Orchestra (National Hymn)"


Near Irvine, CA, United States
Capital cityGreat Gapla City
Largest cityNorthern Emeralkia
Official language(s)English, Korean
Official religion(s)No Official Religion, But the Population is
70% Christian
20% Hindu
5% Other
4% Muslim Islam
1% Bhuddist
Short nameGapla
DemonymGaplan
DemonymGaplan
GovernmentDirect Democracy
LegislatureParliament of the Federated States of Gapla
EstablishedFebruary 28, 2019
Area claimed34,170 Square Feet
Population120+ Estimated Population
CurrencyGapla Dollar (G$)
Time zoneGMT-7:55 (GMT-6:55 in Daylight Savings Time)
Member State of the Micronations United for Progress
Member State of the League of Independent Nations
Member State of the Reformed Intermicronational Confederation
Member State of the Assembly of Independent Nations

Official Government Website


Gapla redirects here. If you were looking for another article, please go to Gapla (disambiguation).

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. As a federation of 23 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.

Etymology

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.

History

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 11 territories (23 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

Basic Meanings

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.

Blue

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.

Red

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.

Orange

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.

Yellow

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

Superior States

  • State1Gapla Snake (Founding State)
  • State2Gapla Phoenix (Founding State)
  • State3Gapla Emeralkia
  • State4Gapla Katolis
  • State6Gapla Syopolis
  • State22Gapla Ozzah
  • State20Gapla Xadia
  • State9Gapla Elemental

States

  • State5Gapla Great Gryffin
  • State7Gapla Kingdom City
  • State10Gapla Asmiland
  • State1Gapla Candyland

Territories

  • State1Gapla Hedgehogtopia
  • State12Gapla Bangtan
  • State13Gapla Trinity
  • State14Gapla Daisy
  • State15Gapla Pegasus
  • State16Gapla Musicland
  • State17Gapla Poshstate
  • State18Gapla Destruction
  • State19Gapla Anika Kingdom
  • State23Gapla Sweet Falls

Diplomatic Relations

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
  • Acharovia
  • Aenopia
  • Alphyvia
  • Cimbrun
  • 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
  • Sikanda
  • SeaNation of Spiroville
  • Vørxashan
  • Alaurentia
  • Free State of Sabini
  • Scoria
  • United Republics of Antarctica

Eras of the State

In Gapla, a state gets an period named after them if they are currently the most influential state. Once a state is no longer the most influential, the state's period will pass. A group of periods is an era. Here is a table showing the periods and eras of Gapla.

List of Periods and Eras in Gapla
Era Period Number Name of the Period State Named After Dates of Period Dates of Era
Foundation Era 1 Phoenixian Period Phoenix 28 February 2019 - 22 March 2019 28 February 2019 - 20 April 2020
2 First Snakaris Period Snake 23 March 2019 - 20 April 2019
Early Era 3 Syopolian Period Syopolis 21 April 2019 - 16 May 2019 21 April 2019 - 9 January 2020
4 Second Snakaris Period Snake 17 May 2019 - 4 September 2019
5 Emeralkian Period Emeralkia 5 September 2019 - 9 January 2019
Developement Era 6 First New Xadian Period Xadia 10 January 2020 - 6 February 2020 10 January 2020 - 28 March 2020
7 Chickenopolis Period Chickenopolis 7 February 2020 - 12 February 2020
8 First Ozzahyan Period Ozzah 13 February 2020 - 28 March 2020
Ozzah-Xadia Era 9 Second New Xadian Period Xadia 29 March 2020 29 March 2020 - 26 April 2020
10 Second Ozzahyan Period Ozzah 30 March 2020 - 12 April 2020
11 Third New Xadian Period Xadia 13 April 2020 - 26 April 2020
Elemental-Ozzah Era 12 First Elementalian Period Elemental 27 April 2020 - 5 May 2020 27 April 2020 - 11 May 2020
13 Third Ozzahyan Period Ozzah 6 May 2020
14 Second Elementalian Period Elemental 7 May 2020 - 10 May 2020
Conquistador Era 15 Third Snakaris Period Snake 11 May 2020 12 May 2020 - Present
16 Third Elementalian Period Elemental 12 May 2020 - Present

Gapla Document Security System

The Gapla Document Security System is a rating of document security in the Federated States of Gapla. Below is a detailed table of the ratings and their meanings.
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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
Logos of Political Parties in Gapla
Name Logo
Liberal Union Party of Gapla
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Libertarian Economical Moderate Party of Gapla
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Environmentalist Violet Party of Gapla
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Conservative Party of Gapla
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Worker's Grand Party of Gapla
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Monarchist Party of Gapla
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Constitution Party of Gapla
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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 23 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.

Government

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

Ministries are parts of parliament that decide different things according to their specialty. A list of them is below:

List of Ministries

  1. Ministry of Public Welfare
  2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  3. Ministry of the Armed Forces
  4. Ministry of Defense
  5. Ministry of Communications
  6. Ministry of Operations
  7. Ministry of Education
  8. Ministry of Statistics
  9. Ministry of Records
  10. Ministry of Finance
  11. Ministry of Immigration and Citizenship
  12. 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.

Weather Forecast

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

Religion

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."

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Leaders

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.

Presidents of the Federated States of Gapla
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, provisionally Chelsea Chen

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.

Vice Presidents of the Federated States of Gapla
Name of the Vice President Political Party Term Number Vice President Number Term Dates Notes Presidential Term Number President
Mirabelle Wang Enviornmentalist Violet 1 1 28 February 2019 - 28 August 2019 First Vice President. 1 Wyatt Seungri Baek
Vera Lily Sy Ran for Communist Worker's, but then switched to Independent. 1 2 28 August 2019 - 28 February 2020 None. 2
Irene Kim Independent 1 3 28 February 2020 - 20 May 2020 (abnormal) Abnormal Term, Honourably Discharged. 3
Chelsea Chen Liberal Union 1 4 21 May 2020 - Present Appointed because of Honourable Discharge of Irene Kim.

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

Candidates

  • 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

Results

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

Candidates

  • 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

Results

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.

Postal Stamps

Designs of Stamps

Here are the Gapla stamp designs:

Designs of National Gapla Postal Stamps
Picture Dates Used Denominations
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28 February 2019 - Current G$ 1, G$ 2, G$ 5, G$ 10, G$ 20

Stamp Uses

  • G$ 1 - Inside a State
  • G$ 2 - Inside a State Union
  • G$ 5 - Inside Gapla
  • G$ 10 - Inside a Micronational Union
  • G$ 20 - International

Currency

Currency Information

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.

Currency Links

GaplaBank: http://bank.gaplagov.org MUfP Bank: https://sites.google.com/view/bank-of-the-mufp

Bills and Coins

The bills and coins can be viewed at https://docs.google.com/document/d/14NEttgaGlOUeV7BisxLJlj9cijVoGqElgA77eoQTsR4/edit?usp=sharing.

Identification

Gapla Visa

History of the Gapla Visa
Dates Used Image of Example Visa
28 February 2019 - Current
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Gapla Identification Card

History of the 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.
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15 December 2019 - Current
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Gapla Passport

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.

The Passport of Gapla
Page Design Page Number(s) Page Name Notes
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Front Cover (Outside) Front Cover, Cover, Front Page The "PASSPORT" section may say "DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT" or "SPECIAL PASSPORT."
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Inside of Front Cover Identification Page Showing an example page.
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  • Page 1
  • Page 2
  • Page 3
  • Page 4
  • Page 5
  • Page 6
  • Page 7
  • Page 8
  • Page 9
  • Page 10
  • Page 11
  • Page 12
Visas and Stamps None.
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  • Inside of Back Cover
  • Outside of Back Cover
Back Cover, Back

License Plate of Gapla

History of the License Plate of Gapla
Image Dates Used
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28 February 2019 - Present

Military Ranks

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.

History of the Military Ranks and Awards in Gapla
Dates Used Image
28 February 2019 - Current
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Military Uniform Example

Here is a table showing the examples of Military Uniforms in Gapla.

History of the Gaplan Armed Forces Uniform
Dates Used Image
28 February 2019 - Current
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External Links

Symbols

Flag of Gapla
Flag of Gapla


Coat of Arms of Gapla