Principality of Garagstan

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The Principality of Garagstan
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Motto
Hail Garagstan
Anthem
Garagstani Anthem De National
Great Britain
Official language(s) English
Official religion(s) Christian, atheism
Demonym Garagstani, Garanese
Government Parliament
Established June 2010
Population Unknown
Currency Great British Pound, Garag Pound
Time zone UTC
National drink Lucozade
National animal Cat
Patron saint St. Leonard

The Principality of Garagstan was a micronation founded in June 2010 by four friends in Southminster, Essex, England. On the 1st September 2010, Garagstan became Partially Inactive due to a Government fall-through and on 25th September 2010 the Government released plans to become an Autonomous Region of the Tsarist Empire of Gishabrun or to become a Department of the Slinky Empyre. During October 2010 it was announced that Garagstan would stay independent and on December 24th 2010 a new flag was revealed. Garagstan was officially dissolved on August 21st 2012.


Foundation

Garagstan was founded in June 2010 by The four wondered what having their own nation would be like after deciding thet were fed up of the UK, they chose to start the nation, a few weeks later, after learning about Micronations, Garagstan turned into a serious nation which was ten to have its own Government, Currency, Flag and Anthem.

Garagstan is based around a road in the small village of Southminster, in Essex, England. The nation takes up all of the road, as well as its houses and their gardens, as well as a small lane opposite. Garagstan also unofficially claims a small section of the Antarctic.

At the start of July 2010 the Garagstani Constitution was signed by the four. This states all the laws and rules of Garagstan. The Military was later formed and so was the Royalty, people from all over the village that Garagstan is in heard about the nation, and we soon signing up to be citizens. Passports and Citizenship notices were printed and Garagstans Foreign Affairs were opened.

Dissolution

In December 2011 the principality was said to now cease to exist as there was no more interest in the nation. On August 21st 2012 Garagstan was officially dissolved.

Sections

There was four sections in Garagstan, shown in these maps. Mapofgarag.jpg Garagmap2.jpg

Government

Parties

The Home Party was the only party of Garagstan and was in power for all of the nations existence, under Ken H.

Foreign Affairs

When Garagstan dissolved, all of its informal and formal relations were immediately stopped. The nations Garagstan had links with are: link={{{2}}} Slinky Empyre (now divided between Landashir, Gishabrun, etc.)
Zonian Flag.png Zonian Confederacy (now part of Sirocco)
Flag of Qootärlænt.jpeg Qootärlænt
Micronationflag126.jpg Tsarist Empire of Gishabrun
National Flag of Rukora.jpg Rukora
A1flag.png MGPRO A1
UPUC Flag new.png United Provinces Under Chance &nbsp
Vlag 2.png Wyvern
Flag stcharlie.png Federal Republic of St.Charlie
Optima national flag.png Dranoria (formerly Optima)
Zealandian flag.png Kingdom of Zealandia
Duchy of Orenburg National Flag.jpgDuchy of Orenburg
50px Kirbin
Istorian Flag.gif Istoria
SKOPamaleFlag.png Second Kingdom of Pamale
Senyaflag.png Democratic Environmental Society of Senya

Recognized nations

Garagstan recognized all members of the Organisation of Active Micronations as well as all of it's allies/friends and Sealand.

Garagstan also recognized all members of the UN as well as Kosovo and was a strong supporter of the country of Taiwan, believing it is not the 23rd province of China.

Organizations

Garagstan wass a member of the:

Sport

Main article: Garagstan Sporting Federation.

Media

Newspapers

The GaragStar was a weekly newspaper that featured big new stories from around Garagstan. It was the only official newspaper of the Nation but was scrapped after the foundation of GaragTV. On October 2nd 2010 the GaragStar was officially closed.

TV

GNC (Garagstan News Channel) was a planned TV channel for Graagstan. It was due to launch on the Week Beginning 3rd October 2010 to replace GaragTV, which ceased operations in October 2011.

National Holidays

Here is a list of the National Holidays that were celebrated in Garagstan:

January

1st - New Years Day

February

29th - Leap Year Day (Every 4 Years)

March

1st to 31st - Garagstani Easter Month

April

1st - April Fools Day


June

1st - Founding Day

10th - Birthday

28th - Independence Day

July/August

July 31st to August 7th - National Scout Camp Week

September

11th - National 9/11 Memorial Day

October

31st - Halloween

December

1st - The 1st of December

24th - Christmas Eve

25th - Christmas Day

31st - New Years Eve

The Antarctic States of Garagstan

The Antarctic states of Garagstan was a Colony of Garagstan that contained all of Garagstan's land claims in Antarctica, These were:
The Flag of the ASG
  • White Island (South of Madagascar)
  • Burke Island (South Pacific)
  • Sturge Island (South of NZ)
  • Buckle Island (South of NZ)
  • Young Island (South of NZ)
  • Row Island (South of NZ)

The ASG was dissolved the same date as Garagstan, and all of the nations land claims were relinquished.

Notable Events

Flag Wars

The 1st Flag War

At the start of July 2010 the Foreign Affairs Minister decided on a design for a new and improved national flag. He said the current flag looked tatty and out-of-place, but when he went to show the Government his new design, the vote was still split evenly. But because the other 3 members of the Government at that time all shared Presidency, the Government almost fell apart in a large argument about the flag. Half wanted to keep the current flag, but half wanted the new one, the next day a vote was held to the residents, and out of 40 residents, only 15 voted, with the result as 9 for new flag and 6 voted to keep the current one. Garagstan changed its flag design.

The 2nd Flag War

Flags of Gargstan

The first Garagstani flag (June 2010-July 2010), changed after the 1st flag war.
The 2nd garagstani flag (July 2010-January 2011), adopted after the 1st flag war and changed after the 2nd.
The 3rd garagstani flag (January 2011-August 2012), adopted after the 2nd flag war.

The Great Government Overhaul and Inactivity

In 2011, the vice president announced a Government Overhaul. This new group failed to overpower the government and in the end decided to run the country as part of the Home Party. However, after this change they decided they were fed up of the laws that were passing behind their back so after the they got to work trying to take over again. Legal action was taken by Ken H but the nation ended up falling apart, becoming inactive from 1st September 2010 until December 2010. Ken H returned that December now that the 'rebels' had lost interest. The flag was changed (see 2nd flag war) and Garagstan was back.

The 'New Dawn' Era

In 2011, Ken H revealed plans to become an Autonomous Region of Gishabrun or a new department of the Slynky Empyre. However, these plans fell through that October and Garagstan remained independent.

Princes Field Annexation

On October 9th 2010, Gatragstan completed the annexation of Princes Field, a small field that bordered the south of Garagstan along the Princes Gate border. The land is
Princes Field
only accesible by leaving Garagstan and going through Rukora to get to the entrance. But plans are being considered to join it to Princes Gate via an alleyway.

FAO Awards

The FAO Awards was an award ceremony organised by the Garagstani Government. It is hosted every 4 months and honours the Individuals and nations that have helped Garagstan out.

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