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: "One nation, One people."
Anthem: "Rise O' Voices of Georgienstine"
Map of Georgienstine
Map of Georgienstine
CapitalCastel
Largest cityMarksburg
Official languagesEnglish
French
Ethnic groups
(July 2023)
73% Anglophone
21% Allophone
6% Francophone
Religion
(July 2023)
63% Christianity
13% Atheism
13% Agnosticism
6% Judaism
2% Omnism
2% Muslim
2% Hindu
Demonym(s)Georgienstinian
GovernmentFederal presidential constitutional republic
• President
Alexandre Olivier (GF)
• Vice President
Roy Jackson (GF)
Addison O'Halloran (LDP)
• Chief Justice
Matthew T.
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
Augustine 12 Andrew Perdomo Quebec, Canada
National Capital Region 19 Raphaël Olivier Quebec, Canada
Draytopol 14 Esty Carpentieri England, United Kingdom & Quebec, Canada
N/A Lévesque 18 Sullivan Matthews Quebec, Canada
Marksburg 19 Roy Jackson Quebec, Canada

Former states

States
State Location Date of dissolution
Drayton England, United Kingdom 5 March 2022
Georgopol Quebec, Canada 5 March 2022
Harrisburg Quebec, Canada 8 August 2022
Nassau Quebec, Canada 8 August 2023
Raphaelistan Quebec, Canada 27 August 2022
Salem Quebec, Canada 27 August 2023

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 Christian Democrats of Georgienstine is a party with congressional representation that adheres to Christian democracy. The National Guard for the Workers of Georgienstine (NGWG) is a distributist and traditionalist party. Both run under the Christian Workers' Alliance joint list. The Labour Democratic Party is a social democratic party, which used to be very popular but was deregistered in October 2021 and brought back in December 2022.

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.

Alexandre Olivier of Georgienstine First is currently serving as president with Roy Jackson as vice-president after being elected in the 2023 Georgienstinian presidential election. Leadership in the National Congress includes Majority Leader Matthew Tonna and Minority Leader Nicolas Caiazzo. The speaker's office is currently held by Addison O'Halloran.

Foreign relations

Georgienstine has signed 30 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, entierly 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$10, though funds from other departments can be redirected to it in times of national emergency.

The current Secretary of Defence is Raphaël Olivier.

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 83 citizens and 4 residents as of 28 January 2024. 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. As of January 2024, a study shows that 73% of the population is anglophone, 21% allophone and 6% francophone. However, francophones are 100% of residents living on Georgienstinian territory.

Georgienstine First has historically been seen as the party with the support of the francophones and anglophones from Europe, though very few European anglophones are politically active as of today. The party has already proposed and passed legislation to protect the French language in Georgienstine.

Religion

Religion in Georgienstine by personal self-identification

  Christian (62.3%)
  No religion (24.5%)
  Jewish (5.7%)
  Omnist (1.9%)
  Muslim (1.9%)
  Hindu (1.9%)
  Satanist (1.9%)

Section 6.2 of the Constitution of Georgienstine entitles freedom of religion for all citizens. As of January 2024, a study shows that 62% of the population is Christian, 25% is irreligious, 6% is Jewish, 2% is Omnist, 2% is Muslim, 2% is Hindu and 2% is Satanist.

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

Sports in Georgienstine have always been popular, however in late 2022 and early 2023, sports saw a rise in popularity among Georgienstinians, with the establishment of the Micronational Hockey League in November 2022, the Georgienstinian Football Federation in March 2023 and the proposed establishment of two Georgienstinian baseball teams, one of which, the Georgienstinian Nationals was officially registered. In addition, sports are now a much more popular conversation topic in the Georgienstinian Discord server.

Georgienstine is home to 8 soccer teams, 7 hockey teams and one baseball team.

Hockey

The Micronational Hockey League (MHL) was founded in Georgienstine, with 5 of the 8 teams situated in Georgienstine. Two trophies are distributed at the end of each season, the Olivier Cup and the Farrokhzad Cup. As of now, the Olivier Cup has been won twice by Georgienstinian teams, the Augustine Yetis and Nassau Doves. In addition, the Farrokhzad Cup has been won once by a Georgienstinian team, the Draytopol Dragons. The headquarters of the Micronational Ice Hockey Federation (MIHF) is located in Marksburg in Georgienstine.

As of now, 4 of the 6 teams in the Micronational Hockey League are situated in Georgienstine, whereas 3 of the 6 teams in the United Microleague are situated in Georgienstine.

Soccer

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 Georgienstinian Football Federation oversees soccer in Georgienstine and holds the Ligue de Georgienstine monthly, Georgienstine's sole soccer league. It also holds monthly, the Coupe de Georgienstine is also held, Georgienstine's sole soccer tournament. There are currently 8 teams situated in Georgienstine.

Baseball

Two baseball teams were supposed to be situated in Georgienstine for a proposed baseball league spanning across Excelsior, Libertas and Georgienstine, however, this league is now defunct. One of these two teams was officially registered as a company, the Georgienstine Nationals situated in Marksburg.

Tennis

Tennis is a popular sport practiced by many Georgienstinians, however, it is not played professionally.

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 by server members.

Eras

# Era Length of Era Time Notes
1 Founding era 3 July 2020 - 11 November 2020 4 months, 8 days During this era, Georgienstinian politics were dominated by the right-wing Nationalist Party and the bicameral congress passed numerous bipartisan pieces of legislation to establish the institutions. The opposition was led by the Labour-Democratic Party and then the Movement for Socialism.
2 Opposition era 11 November 2020 - 3 December 2020 22 days The era began with the Movement for Socialism and the Libertarian Party forming the Georgienstine Democratic Coalition to challenge Georgienstine First (former Nationalists), which was allied to the far-right Holy Party. The November 2020 Georgienstinian congressional election was seen as the first competitive election and resulted in a GF victory. However, the Movement for Socialism elected their candidate for speaker after a tie in the vote and a coin was tossed.
3 Divided opposition era 3 December 2020 - 12 January 2021 29 days The era began with the dissolution of the Movement for Socialism and its split into the libertarian New Democratic Party, which the Libertarian Party merged into and the far-left Venceremos. A snap election was called, which resulted in relatively similar results to the last election, though the NDP finished slightly ahead of Venceremos.
4 First two-party era 12 January 2021 - 6 August 2021 6 months, 25 days The era began with the NDP's collapse, and Venceremos's renaming to the Socialist Labour Party. Many former NDP members joined the SLP and the newly-founded Liberal Party. In February 2021 Georgienstinian congressional election, the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party ran a joint list in an attempt to break the two-party system but finished third. After disagreements, the SDP left the coalition and became a key GF ally for the rest of the era. In the 2021 Georgienstinian presidential election, Raphaël Olivier of GF defeated Ben Olson of the SLP in two rounds.
5 Shakeup era 6 August 2021 - 14 December 2021 4 months, 8 days The era began with the August 2021 Georgienstinian congressional election, in which the syncretic Solidarity Party won three seats in an upset, and GF for the first time won a plurality of seats, winning six. GF still formed a majority though, as the Liberals continued 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 newly-founded libertarian Federalist Party and joined the Minority Caucus, changing the control of Congress over to them and Ben Olson becoming Majority Leader. Four days later, the majority was then changed back, after two congresspeople crossed the floor and Alexandre Olivier became Majority Leader again. In the October 2021 Georgienstinian congressional election, the Federalists almost surpassed the NPP, winning 25% of the vote. Following this result, Olson was removed as Minority Leader and was replaced by federalist May Junkin. The Federalists and the NPP formed the Vision Georgienstine alliance to unite their forces against GF.
6 Second two-party era 14 December 2021 - 26 March 2022 3 months, 12 days The era began with Minority Leader May Junkin's departure from Georgienstine and her replacement by former Minority Leader Benjamin Olson. In this era, the Federalists lost popularity and influence, which allowed the NPP to take back their place as the sole main opponent to GF. Nevertheless, the NPP and Federalists remained allied through the Vision Georgienstine alliance, though the NPP held much more power and influence within the alliance.
7 GF domination era 26 March 2022 - 3 September 2022 5 months, 8 days The era began with the March 2022 Georgienstinian congressional election, in which Georgienstine First won 9 seats and Vision Georgienstine saw major losses due to the rise of the Communist Party and low turnout among its supporters. The newly-elected GF caucus was also very active, allowing for the party's total control of the legislative process. The Communist Party's collapse also accentuated GF's domination. 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 defeated Ben Olson of the Free Democrats in one round, winning with 59% of the vote.
8 GF-CSDP cooperation era 3 September 2022 - 15 October 2022 1 month, 12 days The era began with the September 2022 Georgienstinian congressional election, in which GF won 48.5% of the vote and 8 seats. Despite winning the election, GF saw major losses, which brought an end to the GF domination era. 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.
9 Third two-party era 15 October 2022 - 2 October 2023 11 months, 17 days The era began with the Christian Social Democratic Party's collapse, allowing Georgienstine First and Vision Georgienstine to retake their positions as the dominant parties in Georgienstine. Throughout this era, numerous short-lived third parties and alliances won congressional seats, such as Centre Georgienstine, the NGWG and the Christian Workers' Alliance, though GF and VG remained in their respective first and second-place positions. In the 2023 Georgienstinian presidential election, Alexandre Olivier of GF defeated Nicolas Caiazzo of the Left Bloc (VG member party) in two rounds.
10 Grand coalition era 2 October 2023 - 7 February 2024 3 months The era began with the October 2023 Georgienstinian congressional election, in which the Purple Front, dominated by the far-left Red Front, won the second most seats mostly due to the sudden arrival of many new citizens invited by the party's leadership, commonly described as "flooding". GF, VG and the Labour Democratic Party, all caucused together for the first time in their history and formed the "grand coalition" to unite against the Purple Front. Following an internal crisis which led to the departure of multiple members, the LDP allied itself with the Purple Front, forming a new alliance named Georgienstine United. In the December 2023 Georgienstinian congressional election, GF won a plurality of seats for the second time in its history but remained in the majority due to the Grand Coalition.
11 First three-party era 7 February 2024 - present 23 days The era began with the sudden announcement that the Red Front would be dissolving. In the February 2024 Georgienstinian congressional election, GF retook a majority of seats, with VG back in second place for the first time since June 2023 and the now LDP-dominated GU finishing third. All three parties and alliances won many seats and large percentages of the vote, leading to a three-party system. The unprecedented situation led to the passing of the Caucus Reforms Act, which allowed for the formation of multiple congressional caucuses instead of the two traditional Majority and Minority caucuses.

Notes

References

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