Independent Federal Republic of the Arstotzkan Union

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The Independent Federal Republic of the Arstotzkan Union (Russian: Независимая Федеративная Республика Арстоцкого Союза, Dutch: Onafhankelijke Bondsrepubliek van de Arstotzkan-unie), also known as the Arstotzkan Union, or simply just The Union, is a landlocked state inside of New Zealand. The country is home to 280 people. The nation is prone to finding itself in multiple conflicts with the latest one being the Arstotzkan - Confederate War, which ended on 10 February 2021.

Independent Federal Republic of the Arstotzkan Union
People's Banner of the Arstotzkan Union.png
Flag
Coat of Arms and Seal of the Arstotzkan Federal Government.jpg
Coat of arms

Motto
Per aequalitatem unitatis
(English: Equality Through Unity)
Anthem
National Anthem of the Arstotzkan Union
New Zealand
Capital cityCapitol, Arstotzkan Capitol District, USAUP 0001
Largest cityLos Centralos, Central Arstotzka, USAUP 0003
Official language(s)English
Russian
Dutch
Recognised languages
  • English
  • Russian
  • Dutch
  • New Zealand Sign Language
  • Maori
Official religion(s)Christianity
Short nameArstotzka
DemonymArstotzkan
GovernmentFederal republic
- PresidentRt. Hon. First President Kmdt. Ethan Brinkman
- Vice PresidentRt. Hon. Vice President Lt. Gen. Zion Orsmby
- General Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Office of the PresidencyRt. Hon. First President. Kmdt. Ethan Brinkman
- General Secretary of the Politburo of the SDPPAURt. Hon. Second President Gen. Peter Gedye
- State GovernorRt. Hon. Capt. Tyler Brazier
LegislatureArstotzkan Federal Government
- Upper HouseArstotzkan Federal Congress
- Lower HouseHouse of Representatives of the Arstotzkan Union
- Type - Bicameral
- Number of seats - 19
- Last election - 4 March 2021
Established22 August 2019
Area claimed342,963.1m2
Population280
CurrencyArstotzkan Credit (ARSC, equal to NZD)
HDI0.921
Time zoneUTC+12
UTC+13 (Daylight Savings)
Internet TLD.ifrau
National sportRugby
National dishBrown Bread Chocolate Fairy Bread
National drinkWater
Patron saintThe Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of the Assumption)

Official site


Etymology

The name Arstotzka comes from the game Papers, Please.

Over time the name of the republic has changed. From the Arstotzkan Union, which was the first and original full name, it became The Democratic Republic of the Arstotzkan Union on 12 May 2020. The Arstotzkan Union later became The Soverign Democratic Republic of the Arstotzkan Union on 8 June 2020, however the name was then replaced ten days later on 18 June 2020 with it becoming The Independent Democratic Republic of the Arstotzkan Union. On October the name made its final change becoming The Independent Federal Republic of the Arstotzkan Union on 14 October 2020.

Government and Politics

The People's Banner of the Arstotzkan Union. It is the current flag and has been in use since December 10th 2020

The Arstotzkan Union was founded under the Brinkman Administration on and ideal of Democratic Communism. The nation originally adopted a Nationalist stance with such places like the Arstotzkan Union National Government, National Guard of the Arstotzkan Union and many other areas being named with nationalist names. This is being phased out by the current government with many areas having name changes to align with the Federalist Government adoption.

The Arstotzkan Union is a unique nation for it has 2 Presidents. This came after a Coalition government was formed prior to the May 2020 Election, resulting in the United Government Alliance, a coalition of four parties, first the main party the Arstotzkan People's Party (which is headed by Ethan Brinkman), second is the Communist League of the Arstotzkan Union, third is the Arstotzkan Pirate Party (which are headed by Peter Gedye) and lastly the Arstotzkan Labour Party (headed by Ethan Brinkman). This government was known as the Brinkman - Gedye Administration and in February 2021 it was replaced by the Ormsby - Gedye Administration following the temporary resignation of former First President Ethan Brinkman. This has changed with the adoption of Article 37 of the Constitution of the Arstotzkan Union which makes the Twin-Presidential system permanent. This is also extended with the adoption of the Arstotzkan Statute on Government Systems (2021), which adoptes the new political philosphy of Arstotzkanism.

The government is very similar to some allied nations. With names such as the 'National Guard' and 'Order of the Arstotzkan Eagle' bearing similarities to nations like the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics . None have ever claimed these similarities, the Arstotzkan Federal Government has used systems from these nations as building blocks for the Arstotzkan Union since its founding.

The Arstotzkan Federal Government operates a group of Government Departments and Federal Departments. These include, The Council Registration, The Arstotzkan State and National Security Agency, The Arstotzkan Federal Intelligence Agency, The Arstotzkan Institute of Nuclear and Regular Science, the Arstotzkan Human Rights Bureau, the Arstotzkan Disease and Infection Administration, and the Arstotzkan Weather and Atmospheric Administration. The newest department (organization) is the Arstotzkan Independence Movement (AIM). This is so new it was announced at Union21.

On 4 February 2021, former Vice President Zion Orsmby was sworn in as the First President of the Arstotzkan Union. This came after the resignation and temporary suspension of former First President, Ethan Brinkman. This later leading to Ethan Brinkman becoming the State Governor of Sostoyaniye, as well as leading to him becoming the leader of new government departments such as the Arstotzkan Disease and Infection Direction Administration.

The Arstotzkan Union is a member of the Tauranga Commonwealth of Micronations and also held strong ties with the current New Zealand government. The Arstotzkan Union is also an observing state of the Micronational Community of Australia

The Arstotzkan Federal Government operates a two house system, the House of Representatives of the Arstotzkan Union acts as the lower house and the Arstotzkan Federal Congress acts as the upper house. Orignally this was the National Assembly but that was later divided into the Arstotzkan Federal Congress and the Arstotzkan People's Senate, which later became the Arstotzkan State Senate and it incorparted the Arstotzkan Territorial Government and State Government of Sostoyaniye, both of which were removed and it was reformed into the House of Representatives of the Arstotzkan Union on the 8 April 2021.

Under the Information in the Constitution of the Arstotzkan Union, the nation recognises the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics as an official country and states it as a Direct Ally.

Recently the Arstotzkan Union has changed it's system of Dominant Party, Democratic Socialism to a political system known as Arstotzkanism. This was emboldend by the establishment of the Arstotzkan Statute on Government Systems (2021) into law. Article 1 of the law states that "The Arstotzkan system of Arstotzkan Governance shall be in line with the principles of Arstotzkanism. The government type of the Independent Federal Republic of the Arstotzkan Union, shall be known as an Arstotzkanist Federal Presidential Constitutional Republic." This offically makes the Arstotzkan Union the first Arstotzkanist nation.

Military

The Arstotzkan Union has a very small Military, named the Arstotzkan Union Defense Forces. The AUDF as it is shortened to is a coalition of 2 branches, The Arstotzkan Army and The Arstotzkan Navy. These are all commanded by the First President, who holds the title of Kommandant of the AUDF (similar to Commander-In-Chief).

Territories and States

The Arstotzkan Union has 12 Territories located across New Zealand and it is the duty of the Arstotzkan Territorial Government to govern them and the Arstotzkan Union Defense Forces to protect them.

Unified State of the Arstotzkan Union Proper

The Unified State of the Arstotzkan Union Proper or the Arstotzkan Union Proper is the main state of the Arstotzkan Union. Orignally it was known as the Mainland State of Arstotzka and then Arstotzka before its name was changed because of its similarity to the nation of Arstotzka from the game Papers Please, prior to the Federalisation of the Arstotzkan Union and adoption of the Land and Territories Act of 2020. The USAUP is the only state in the Arstotzkan Union. It has 4 regions which are commanded by the Council Registration. Those are New Zealand Peninsula, Arstotzkan Capitol District, Central Arstotzka, and Judea. The USAUP is the only place in the entire Union that holds a highway system

Gollandiya Territory

Gollandiya Territory is one of the first territories created. It was established on December 27th 2019, and became part of the First Territories of the Arstotzkan Union with along with Angliyskiy Territory and Angliya Territory. It holds the Arstotzkan Union International Command Centre and the Headquarters of Arstotzkan High Command. It is located in Maungatapu, Tauranga area of New Zealand and from 27 December 2019 to 4 February 2021 it was the Presidential Residence for the President (later First President) of the Arstotzkan Union. On 1 June 2021 the Gollandiya Territory has returned to its status of Presidential Residence with Ethan Brinkman returning as the First President after completing his temporary suspension.

Skandinaviya Territory

Skandinaviya Territory is another important territory of the Arstotzkan Union. It is the head office of the Office of the Second President and holds the Arstotzkan Union New Zealand Command Centre. Both of which are very important to the command of the AUNDF and the Arstotzkan Union as a whole. The Skandinviya Territory was created on 14 September 2020 and is part of the Second Group of Territories created. It is located in the Greerton, Tauranga area of New Zealand.

Angliya Territory

Angliya Territory is another one of the oldest Territories in the Arstotzkan Union. It is the home to the First Office of the Department of Intelligence and the infamous Embassy of the Arstotzkan Union (or more commonly known as the Invercargill Embassy). The territory was the last of the First Territories of the Arstotzkan Union, being established on 26 February 2020. Angliya Territory is also home to the former Minister of Defense, Piran McGee. The Territory is located in the Gladstone, Invercargill area of New Zealand and is the most southern territories in the Arstotzkan Union.

Kivi Territory

The Kivi Territory is one of the largest territories of the Arstotzkan Union. It is home to the Second Office of the Department of Intelligence, it is also the Headquarters of the Arstotzkan State and National Security Agency & Arstotzkan Federal Intelligence Agency and also has the Head Office of the Arstotzkan Disease and Infection Direction Administration. It was established on 14 September 2020 and is the residence of Rt. Hon. Captain Tyler Brazier.

Aziya Territory

Aziya Territory is another territory created with the Second Territories of the Arstotzkan Union on 14 September 2020. It is the Headquarters of the Arstotzkan Territorial Government and Head Office of the Council Registration. It is the residence of Rt. Hon. Commander Joshua Smith.

Kholmistyy Rayon Territory

Kholmistyy Rayon Territory is one of the other territories created with the other Second Territories of the Arstotzkan Union on 14 September 2020. It is the home of the Headquarters of the State Government of Arstotzka and the Office of the Vice President of the Arstotzkan Union. It is the residence of Rt. Hon. Vice President Vice General Zion Ormsby.

Shotlandiya Territory

Shotlandiya Territory is another territory created with the Second Territories of the Arstotzkan Union on 14 September 2020. The territory is the home to the Department of Intelligence Operations Office and the Territory Commander is Rt. Hon. Captain Jack Miller.

Angliyskiy Territory

Angliyskiy Territory is the oldest Territory in the Arstotzkan Union. Created on 27 December 2019, minutes before Gollandiya Territory. Angliyskiy Territory is home to AUDF Base: Fort Aromaunga, Embassy of the Arstotzkan Union (Manawatu Embassy), and the Head Office of the Arstotzkan Site Protection Authority. The Territory Commander is Rt. Hon. First President Kommondant Ethan Brinkman, who is the only person who is a Territory Commander of three territories, that being Gollandiya Territory, Angliyskiy Territory and Severyanin Territory

Privetstvennaya Bukhta Territory

Privetstvennaya Bukhta Territory is one of the newest territories of the Arstotzkan Union. Established on 22 September 2021, it is a purpose established Territory / Base for the AUDF. Prior to the Second AUDF Reform Action the base was used as a part of the former Arstotzkan Union Air Force. After the AUDF Reform was complete, the base was made as a base for all branches of the AUDF, similar to Angliyskiy Territory (AUDF Base: Aromaunga). The Territory Commander is Lieutenant Commander Alexander Rose.

Foreign Relations

The Independent Federal Republic of the Arstotzkan Union holds friendly relations with all members of the United Nations except the new Taliban controlled Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and the United States of America. The People's Republic of China is not recognized by the Arstotzkan Union and no form of relations are to be set up. Previously the Minister of Foreign Affairs was the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was incharge of relations with the Arstotzkan Union, however on 1 October 2021, the Ministry of Immigration and Ministry of Foreign Affairs were merged into the new Department of International Affiars and Relations, the head is known as the Chief Ambassador of International Affairs.

Recongized Nations (no official relations):

 United Nations 192 / 193 Member States (since 22 August 2019 unofficially, officially since 11 November 2020)

 Taiwan (since 14 September 2020), (recognised as both the Republic of China and as an independent nation)

 New Zealand (since 31 December 2021, previously recongized from 22 August 2019 - 4 November 2021)

Recongized Micronations (official & former):

Formerly Recognized Micronations
Country Founded Diplomatic Relations Formed Diplomatic Relations Ceased Relation Length
Confederate Democracy of Gamers 9 November 2020 10 November 2020 26 November 2020 (War), 15 April 2021 (Nation Collapsed) 16 days (till war), 157 days (total)
Nova Roma 11 June 2021 11 June 2021 15 November 2021 158 days (total)

Formerly & Unrecognized Nations

 Afghanistan (22 August 2019 - 22 August 2021)

 United States (11 November 2020 - December 20 2021)

 North Korea (Never Recognized)

 China (Never Recognized)