Federal Republic of Georgienstine

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Federal Republic of Georgienstine
République fédérale de Georgienstine  (French)
None
Flag
Coat of arms of Georgienstine
Coat of arms
Motto: "Tradition, Honour, Passion"
Anthem: "Rise O' Voices of Georgienstine"
Map of Georgienstine
Map of Georgienstine
CapitalCastel
Largest cityMarksburg
Official languagesEnglish
French
Demonym(s)Georgienstinian
GovernmentFederal presidential constitutional republic
• President
Raphaël Olivier (GF)
• Vice President
Ali Farrokhzad (GF)
Thomas Jacobs (GF)
• Chief Justice
Matthew Tonna
LegislatureNational Congress
Independence from Canada
• State established
26 December 2016
• Renaming to Coronia
Early 2018
• Renaming to Ossetia
January 2020
• Renaming to Syldavia
17 June 2020
• Last state admitted
8 August 2022
Population
• Estimate
79
HDI (2019) 0.903
very high
CurrencyGeorgienstine dollar (GED)
Time zoneEST
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Driving sideright

The Federal Republic of Georgienstine (French: République fédérale de Georgienstine), formerly known as the Social Republic of Georgienstine, is a self-declared sovereign state primarily located in North America and Europe. Georgienstine is a federal republic and a representative democracy with three separate branches of government including a unicameral legislature. It consists of seven states and eight self-governing territories. Georgienstine has two official languages, English and French.

Government and politics

Georgienstine is a federal republic of seven states and eight territories. In the federalist system, citizens are usually subject to three levels of government: federal, state, and local. In all cases, executive officials are elected by a plurality vote of citizens, and legislative officials are elected with proportional representation.

The government is regulated by a system of seperation of powers defined by the Georgienstinian Constitution, which serves as the country's supreme legal document. The original text of the Constitution establishes the structure and responsibilities of the federal government and its relationship with the individual states. The Constitution has 7 articles; the first five articles, which organize the government, and the sixth article form the central basis of Georgienstinians' individual rights. Laws and governmental procedures are occasionally subject to judicial review and any law ruled by the courts to be in violation of the Constitution is voided.

The federal government comprises three branches:

  • Legislative: The unicameral National Congress, makes federal law, declares war, has the power of the purse, and has the power of impeachment, by which it can remove sitting members of the government.
  • Executive: The president is the head of state and government, the commander-in-chief of the military, can veto legislative bills before they become law (subject to congressional override), and appoints the members of the Cabinet (subject to National Congress approval) and other officers, who administer and enforce federal laws and policies.
  • Judicial: The Supreme Court and lower district courts, interpret laws and overturn those they find unconstitutional Two Supreme Court judges are appointed by the president, two by the National Congress, one by the Majority Caucus and one by the Minority Caucus. In addition, both district court judges are appointed by the president (subject to National Congress approval).

The National Congress has 16 members, elected based on proportional representation of political parties, with a 6.25% electoral threshold.

Political divisions

The 7 states are the principal political divisions in the country. Each state holds jurisdiction over a defined geographic territory, where it shares sovereignty with the federal government. A new state may be accepted if a constitutional amendment is passed. The voters in states choose the president of Georgienstine. Citizenship is granted at birth in all states. The states of Harrisburg and Salem have their respective constiutions. All states are part of the National Governors' Association (NGA).

There are 8 territories that are currently part of Georgienstine. Territories hold jurisdiction over a defined geographic territory, where it shares sovereignty with the federal government. Unlike states, territories do not need to be approved and may be simply claimed for Georgienstine. Territories have much more autonomy than states, however, they can be expelled from the union. People in territories cannot vote for the president but may register in a state, which allows them to vote.

On 15 December 2022, for 8 hours, the state of Salem illegally seceded from Georgienstine.

States

States
Flag State Population Governor Location
Flag of Augustine.png Augustine 13 Ben Olson Quebec, Canada
Flag of the president of Georgienstine.jpg Castel 9 Raphaël Olivier Quebec, Canada
Draytopol flag.png Draytopol 13 Hugo Grenier England, United Kingdom
Marksburg State Flag.svg Marksburg 17 Roy Jackson Quebec, Canada
Qaucasia flag.png Qaucasia 6 Owen Philbin Quebec, Canada
Raphaelistan State Flag.svg Raphaelistan 3 Aidan Clifford Quebec, Canada
Flag Concordia.png Salem 10 Alexandre Olivier[a] Quebec, Canada

Territories

Territories
Territory Governor Location
Atlanta Roy Jackson Washington, United States
Austin Addison Dillon Georgia, United States
Bloomington Jimmy Foddle South Africa
Burlington Ali Farrokhzad Quebec, Canada
Georgienstinians Raphalands Jean Jeannienne California, United States
Lindell Ben Olson Ontario, Canada
Near-Georgienstine Raphaël Olivier Quebec, Canada
Windsor Brook Nicolas Caiazzo Brooklyn, New York

Parties and elections

Georgienstine has operated under a two-party system for most of its history, though smaller parties have won seats and governorships.

In Georgienstinian political culture, Georgienstine First (formerly known as the Nationalist Party) is considered the right-wing party, whereas the Left Bloc is considered left-wing. The Left Bloc has been preceded by several parties. There has often been a libertarian party, with the Federalist Party currently being that party. Though at the moment, the Federalist Party is very closely associated with the Left Bloc as they run under the Vision Georgienstine joint list.

The Solidarity Party is a minor syncretic party, holding centre-left economic beliefs and centre-to-centre-right social beliefs.

The red belt is often used to describe the states of Harrisburg, Nassau, Salem, and sometimes Augustine, which formerly often voted for left-wing parties. Since then, these states have become much more pro-GF partially due to the "Red belt exodus", where many prominent members of the left-wing parties joined Georgienstine First.

Raphaël Olivier of Georgienstine First is currently serving as president with Ali Farrokhzad as vice-president. Leadership in the National Congress includes Majority Leader Alexandre Olivier and Minority Leader Nicolas Caiazzo. The speaker's office is currently held by Matthew Tonna since 30 July 2022.

Georgienstine First controls the National Congress. It consists of 9 Georgienstine First congresspeople, 6 Left Bloc congresspeople and 1 Federalist, with Vice-president Ali Farrokhzad of Georgienstine First able to break ties. Georgienstine First is in the Majority Caucus, whereas the Left Bloc and Federalist parties are in the Minority Caucus, wherein the former two form the Vision Georgienstine alliance.

Foreign relations

Georgienstine has signed 22 foreign relations treaties with other micronations and is a former member of the Cupertino Alliance, Reformed Intermicronational Confederation, Union of Four and Union of Five. Georgienstine is is a partner with four associated states, though they are all defunct.

In November 2020 and January 2022, certain congresspeople presented acts in order for Georgienstine to apply for membership in the Grand Unified Micronational. In November 2020, the act was not heard by the National Congress and in January 2022, the act was defeated 4-8 with 4 not voting.

The current Secretary of State is Matthew Tonna.

Government finance

There is no taxation in Georgienstine. Funds for the federal government are acquired through donations, mostly from president Raphaël Olivier. Funds for state governments are acquired through grants from the National Governors' Association, which is funded by the federal government.

On 8 November 2021, the first federal budget was passed by the National Congress and expired on 30 August 2022. On 23 October 2022, a second federal budget was passed and will expire on 10 October 2023.

Military

The President is the commander-in-chief of the Georgienstinian Armed Forces and appoints its leaders, the secretary of defence and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Department of Defense administers one branch, which is the Army and historically the Navy and Air Force. There are currently only two active personnel and no reserve personnel. The Department of Defence has a budget of CAD$20.

The current Secretary of Defence is Ben Olson and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is Logan White.

Law enforcement and crime

Law enforcement in Georgienstine is primarily the responsibility of the Sûreté de Georgienstine. Their duties include protecting civil rights, national security and enforcing federal courts' rulings and federal laws. The current chief of police is Derik Johnson.

Economy

Georgienstine has a lacking economy characterized by little activity. Since September, Georgienstine has adopted the Georgienstinian Dollar (GD) as its de jure currency, which has 10 banknotes, featuring historical figures. The de facto currency is the Canadian dollar and the United States dollar. The states of Marksburg and Salem each have their own defunct currencies. Georgienstine's companies are mostly media or polling companies and they make little to no revenue.

Transporation

Personal transportation is dominated by automobiles, which operate on a network of one driveway. Georgienstine is also home to Georgienstinian National Railways, which is composed of one circular train track modelled at a reduced scale. In addition, there are improvised dirt roads and a bridge out of sticks to traverse the four states that are located in a forest. This system of roads and bridges and known as walkways.

Energy

The states of Qaucasia, Castel, Augustine receive their energy from Hydro-Québec, with the other states not receiving energy. It is unknown how the state of Draytopol receives its energy.

Geography

Georgienstine consists of 7 states and 8 territories. Mainland Georgienstine is located in Quebec, Canada. It consists of a house, gardens and the forest near it. The state of Draytopol consists of a small public area, and a small cabin in England.

Climate

Climate data for Castel Palace, GE
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) -5.6
(21.9)
-3.2
(26.2)
2.3
(36.1)
11.3
(52.3)
19.1
(66.4)
23.8
(74.8)
26.6
(79.9)
25.4
(77.7)
20.5
(68.9)
13
(55)
5.6
(42.1)
-1.5
(29.3)
11.44
(52.6)
Average low °C (°F) -15.1
(4.8)
-13.1
(8.4)
-7.3
(18.9)
0.1
(32.2)
6.7
(44.1)
11.9
(53.4)
14.8
(58.6)
13.6
(56.5)
8.8
(47.8)
2.7
(36.9)
-12.6
(9.3)
-10.1
(13.8)
0.03
(32.06)
Source: Environment Canada[1]

Demographics

The Georgienstinian government reports 70 citizens and 4 residents as of 13 January 2022. Most Georgienstinian citizens reside in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Language

Georgienstine has two official languages French and English. Formerly, Spanish, Russian and Arabic were official languages. The state of Salem formerly had German and Dutch as official languages.

The Georgienstinian population is often divided between Anglophones, Francophones and Allophones, similarly to in Canada. 73% are anglophones, 18% are allophones and 9% are francophones, though francophones are the vast majority of residents.

Georgienstine First has historically been seen as the party with the support of the francophones and anglophones from Europe. The party has already proposed and passed legislation to protect the French language in Georgienstine.

Religion

Section 6.2 of the Constitution of Georgienstine entitles freedom of religion for all citizens. Georgienstine is mostly composed of christians and atheists. Louis de Blois led the sole church in Georgienstine, which is now defunct.

There are small Shia Muslim, Jewish, and Protestant Christian populations across Georgienstine.

Draytopol and Augustine have Roman Catholicisim or Christianity as their official religion. Marksburg has no official religion but calls Catholicism and Shia Islam “recognised religions.”

Health

Georgienstine often relies on the neighbouring country of Canada for healthcare supplies and treatment, though two residents are currently in the medical industry. During the COVID-19 pandemic, two residents tested positive and some overseas citizens did. Most of the population is vaccinated against COVID-19.

Culture

Georgienstine is home to many cultures and a wide variety of ethnic groups, traditions, and values, due to its numerous overseas citizens. Georgienstine and its government are mostly themed after the United States. Georgienstine is home to much patriotic sentiment, despite its mostly overseas population.

Sports

When Georgienstine was styled as Coronia, the Coronian Cup event was held every month, though only one event was held, in which Celestia (now Castel and Augustine) defeated Dawn (now Harrisburg). The Micronational Hockey League (MHL) was founded in Georgienstine, with 5 of the 8 (now 10) teams being situated in Georgienstine. Two trophies are distributed at the end of each season, the Olivier Cup and the Farrokhzad Cup.

Media

Georgienstinian news networks often release news and articles through a Discord message on their respective Discord channel. Georgienstine currently has 8 news networks and 8 archived news networks. Every month, a vote is organized to close news channels.

The most popular news network is the Georgienstine News Corporation (GNC), which is often regarded as unbiased and as the most active news network. Georgienstine Now! is the main left-wing news network, whereas the right-wing news networks are disunited, though The Griffin is the largest.

When Georgienstine was styled as Coronia, the National News network would release a video every month or week during the summer.

Online

Georgienstine has an official Discord server which has been active since 17 June 2020. The server is home to several channels, in which members may discuss.

On 2 April 2022, during the 2022 Place event on Reddit, a 5x6 tile Georgienstinian flag was created. Participants claimed that a logo representing four British Columbian universities threatened the existence of the flag.

Eras

Era Length of Era Time Notes
Founding era 3 July 2020 - 11 November 2020 4 months, 8 days Georgienstinians politics are dominated by the right-wing Nationalist Party and the bicameral congress passes numerous bipartisan pieces of legislation, as ideological issues are avoided. The opposition was dominated by the Labour-Democratic Party and then the Movement for Socialism, which were not thought to give much effort into winning elections.
Opposition era 11 November 2020 - 3 December 2020 22 days The era starts as the Movement for Socialism and the Libertarian Party promised to caucus with each other and create the unofficial Georgienstine Democratic Coalition to challenge the renamed Georgienstine First, which is allied to the far-right Holy Party. The November 2020 Georgienstinian congressional election is seen as the first competitive election and results in a GF victory, though the Movement for Socialism elects their candidate for speaker after a controversial cointoss.
Divided opposition era 3 December 2020 - 12 January 2021 29 days The era starts as the Movement for Socialism is dissolved and split into the libertarian New Democratic Party, of which the Libertarians have merged into and the far-left Venceremos. A snap election is called, which results in relatively similar results to the last election.
First two-party era 12 January 2021 - 6 August 2021 6 months, 25 days The era starts as the NDP collapses and becomes a minor party, and Venceremos is renamed to the Socialist Labour Party. In January 2020, the Liberal Party and the reformed Social Democratic Party run a joint list. After disagreements, the SDP leaves the coalition and becomes a key GF ally. In the 2021 Georgienstinian presidential election, Raphaël Olivier of GF defeats Ben Olson of the SLP in two rounds.
Shakeup era 6 August 2021 - 14 December 2021 4 months, 8 days The era starts as in the August 2021 Georgienstinian congressional election, the syncretic Solidarity Party wins three seats, whilst it was being predicted to win two, and GF for the first time wins under 8 seats. GF still forms a majority though, as the Liberals continue caucusing with them. After the election, the SLP merged with the Farmer-Labour Party to form the New Progressive Party. In September 2021, the Liberals merged into the libertarian Federalist Party and joined the Minority Caucus, flipping the control of Congress over to them and Ben Olson becoming Majority Leader. Five days later, the majority was then flipped back to the Minority Caucus (which became the Majority Caucus), after two congresspeople crossed the floor. In the October 2021 Georgienstinian congressional election, the Federalists almost replaced the traditional left-wing second-place party, winning 25% of the vote. Olson was then removed as Minority Leader and was replaced by May Junkin, who took a much more different approach to politics than Olson, using effective attacks against GF, instead of criticizing them for their policies, which are generally popular. The Federalists and the NPP ran the Vision Georgienstine joint list.
Second two-party era 14 December 2021 - 26 March 2022 3 months, 12 days The era starts as Minority Leader May Junkin leaves Georgienstine and is replaced by Benjamin Olson. The Federalists soon lost popularity and were much less active, allowing the NPP to rebecome the dominant party of the Minority Caucus.
GF domination era 26 March 2022 - 3 September 2022 5 months, 8 days The era starts as GF gains 9 seats in the March 2022 Georgienstinian congressional election and Vision Georgienstine sees major losses due to the rise of the Communist Party and low turnout among supporters. The newly-elected GF caucus was also the first time the party had a completely active caucus, with all of its members delivering their oaths in the first few hours. This was followed by predictions showing GF winning over 60% of the vote for the first time in the country's history. The Communist Party's departure also accelerated this growth. In April 2022, Logan White crossed the floor, bringing GF's seat count to 10 and the party gained two governorships, in recall elections and after a governor resigned. In the July 2022 Georgienstinian congressional election, Georgienstine First received the highest percentage of the vote and seats in a congressional election, winning 65.2% and 11 seats. In the 2022 Georgienstinian presidential election, Raphaël Olivier of GF defeats Ben Olson of the Free Democrats in one round, winning 59%.
GF-CSDP cooperation era 3 September 2022 - 15 October 2022 1 month, 12 days The era starts as GF wins 48.5% and 8 seats in the September 2022 Georgienstinian congressional election. In this era, GF and the Christian Social Democratic Party, which won 18.2% and 3 seats, were in the same caucus and cooperated on legislation, despite not being very ardent allies.
Third two-party era 15 October 2022 - present 3 months and 13 days The era starts with the dissolution of the Christian Social Democratic Party, with all of the party's congresspeople becoming independents. This allowed Georgienstine First and Vision Georgienstine to retake their places as the two dominant parties. In the November 2022 Georgienstinian congressional election, Vision Georgienstine saw their best election results since January 2022.

Notes

  1. Salem currently has a rotating governorship, in which Alexandre Olivier will resign as governor and be succeded by Saionji Kintsune if the proposed merger with the state of Raphaelistan succeeds.

References

  1. Environment Canada[1]. Retrieved 1 March 2017.