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Indonesian sector (Indonesian: Sektor Indonesia) is a term used to categorise micronations bounded with and located inside Indonesian territory. The term was first used by Los Bay Petros and Indokistan to begin creating a bond with other newly-born Indonesian micronations who rose up in between 2011 until 2012. There are currently more than 5 micronations who defined as the members of the Indonesian sectors. The sector is the largest by area inside MicroWiki Community, as its boundaries are nationwide (as opposite with the usual regional sectors), which itself is the 15th largest in the world. Majority of Indonesian sector micronations are the member of the Association of Indonesian Micronations.
- 1 Terminology
- 2 History
- 3 Characteristics
- 4 Geography
- 5 Micronational organisations inside Indonesian sector
- 6 Micronations inside Indonesian sector
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Beside "Indonesian sector", a synonym of "Indonesian micronational community" (Indonesian: Komunitas mikronasional Indonesia) also frequently used to refer groups of micronations in Indonesia.
Besides its location, a micronation to be considered as a member of Indonesian sector also should have some form of binding with Indonesian national or one of its ethnic groups (Javanese, Sundanese, Minangkabau, Aceh, and/or others) culture, and associating themselves with it. Recognition by at least another one Indonesian micronation is also necessary for it.
Based on consensus, to be called as a member of the Indonesian sector, micronations should actually reside in Indonesia instead of only claiming regions in Indonesia. Claiming regions without residing on it would not enable them recognition as a member of the sector. In the majority of "Indonesian micronation" that only claiming regions inside Indonesia without actually reside on it, its citizens also do not associating themselves with Indonesia, which removed a detrimental factor for recognition by other Indonesian micronation.
Indonesian micronations history is not known very much before the year 2010 when micronationalism in Indonesia arose. The first known Indonesian related micronation established was the Democratic Empire of Sunda, which claims to be the government of the former pre-colonial Kingdom of Sunda in exile in Switzerland. The empire became a media headlines when two of its princesses, Lamia Roro Wiranatadikusumah Siliwangi Al Misri and Fathia Reza Wiranatadikusumah Siliwangi Al Misri, detained by Malaysian authorities at the border of Brunei on 13 July 2007, and charged for entering the country without a valid pass.
Earlier in 2006, Republic of Fiharaya was established by Omar Laode Norman in North Jakarta, which made Fiharaya recognized as a pioneer in modern Indonesian micronationalism. In 2007, Kingdom of Al Rasyid Darussalam was established under the rule of Abdul Rasyid I of Rasyidin Dynasty.
Indonesian micronationalism arrived in MicroWikia in 2009, when Adriansyah Yassin Sulaeman with his newborn micronation Federal Republic of Los Bay Petros appears on the internet for the first time. Being the first Indonesian micronation in the MicroWikia gave Los Bay Petros a great development, and in 2010 Indokistan was established and became the second Indonesian micronation to appear in the present day MicroWiki. In early 2011, new series of micronations, which includes Principality of Inesia, Federal Republic of Santos, Republic of Islamkistan, and the Republic of Shuffle, was established and emerged to the community.
Republic of Fiharaya was "reprimanded" and forced to be disbanded immediately by Indonesian police on December 2010, after being misidentified as a separatist movement. Indonesian police action against Fiharaya was then condemned by micronationalists, most notably by Los Bay Petros and A1.
Sectoral relations consolidation
The first ever Indonesian micronation organization, the Association of Indonesian Micronations was established by Adriansyah Yassin Sulaeman and Nabil Ihsan in June 2011. Several other organisations was founded later, which includes Indonesian Micronational League in April 2012, and LIR Union in June 2012. The only successful intermicronational summit on the sector was organised by LIR Union and took place in August 2012, with Los Bay Petros as host country.
The relationship formed inside the sector proved very strong because each micronation inside the sector felt that their neighbour also their family of their own. This strong feeling of friendship resulting in a stable and peaceful atmosphere inside the sector. Last notable major conflict inside the sector occurred in January 2014, and even this conflict strengthen more the feeling of unity, instead of ruining it.
Various official summits were planned by Indonesian micronationalists, motivated by the success of the August 2012 summit by LIR Union. Unfortunately, the planned always failed to took place, especially due to financial issues and great distance among each micronations. The latest attempt on Indonesian micronational summit was planned to be held in June 2015, with Indokistani capital Suwarnakarta as the host, which also failed.
Indonesian sector receives its strongest blow in 2015-2016, when the most powerful micronations inside the community, Indokistan and Los Bay Petros dissolved on that year. While Los Bay Petros already abandoned by its citizens in the end of 2014, its collapse was only recognised by the community in February 2015, when its membership status on the AIM was reluctantly stripped by fellow member states. Following Los Bay Petros, Indokistan announced its disbandment in July 2016 after declining activities of its members.
The collapse of those micronations heavily affected the community and lamented by micronationalists, since both micronations had become an example of an established micronation for newly founded micronations, and its members was heavily influential in the sector. Suwarnakarta Institute founded by the only remaining active citizen of former Indokistan was the remnant of the two former powerful micronations on the sector.
The collapse of Los Bay Petros and Indokistan followed a trend on declining number of micronations dissolving itself because of inactivity or deliberate dissolution, for example Warung China and Democratic Kingdom of Love Mainland in 2016, and Sunda Raya in early 2018. The majority of remaining active micronations was confined to the members of the AIM that strives for efforts on regeneration of the organisation.
Recovery and current activities
A sign of recovery on the sector was appeared in early 2018, when a new group of micronations emerging from West Java region, led by United Indonesian States of Sapu Lidi, the predecessor of the current Republic of Pejaten. Beside Pejaten, micronations from the same group are Ruslandian Empire, Tanogogo, Libernia, and Sundan Republic. All of those micronations originated from one Strada community, and the term Strada sector was coined in mid-2019 as a grouping for those micronations, becoming the first "sub-sector" of Indonesian sector.
A community with micronation-like characteristics has aroused public reaction in early January 2020. Keraton Agung Sejagat (English: Universal Great Kingdom) was established in Central Java regency of Purworejo, and claimed to be the descendants from the former Southeast Asian Majapahit Empire that was collapsed in 16th century. The Keraton became known after its grandiose royal ceremony, which includes military parade and fanfare involving hundreds of personnels, was publicised by Indonesian media and social media user. The Keraton has received mixed reactions, as inhabitants outside the Keraton compound complained that the Keraton may be heretical in nature, while Central Java local police and military branch also closely monitoring the Keraton for possible violation of Indonesian laws. In 15 January 2020, The Keraton were forcibly disbanded by Indonesian police and its founders were arrested and was charged for fraudulent activities and inciting disorder situation.
Micronations inside Indonesian sectors bear many universally-identifiable characteristics. Indonesian micronationalists have a high commitment towards micronational simulationism, as opposed to secessionism, despite showing a high level of physical activities. In spite of several reasons on the establishment of micronations in Indonesia, such as serving as an educational tool, cultural preservation, and for personal enjoyment, there are no single known Indonesian micronations who actually intended to secede from Indonesia. These behaviors can be explained by a strong patriotic view adhered by micronationalists and a strong influence of Indonesian national ideology Pancasila that emphasized in "a united Indonesia". Fiharayan experience with Indonesian police in December 2010 also may contribute to the behavior showed by Indonesian micronationslists to be cautious and strengthen their commitment to simulationism, since Indonesian police may take their micronations as an actual threat to Indonesia.
Influenced by the strong anti-communist nature of Indonesia politics, Indonesian micronations on their early days also followed the same suit. They discouraged communism from micronationalism, and attacks anyone they accused as communists. A successful rebellion toppled Communist Indokistani government in January 2011 and refusal of Indonesian micronations to recognize UMSSR (a communist breakaway from Los Bay Petros) from 2011 until end of 2012 was an example of anti-communism in Indonesian micronational community. In early 2013, the trend was changing, with micronations began to no longer discouraged communism on basis of political freedom. The behavior was shown by recognition of communist Sunda Raya in 2014, a move that on the previous years was not imaginable.
Indonesian micronational community is one of the most religious-diverse communities in Indonesia. Remembering conservative nature and hostility of Indonesian society towards unofficial religions, Indonesian micronationalists tends to take secular reaction and have no problem with meeting new individuals from different religions. Inside Indonesian sector, there are micronations and micronationalists that originated from minority groups, most notably the Shiites and Bahai'ist, that if they publicly declare their faith in Indonesian society, they will be easily scrutinized.
Micronations in Indonesia claim regions that becomes their primary workplace, houses, or land owned by their relatives, and often claims such a large region even beyond their primary place.
Indonesian micronations are bound with flora and fauna diversity, as lots of different animals and plants can be founded there. One micronation may have their own national plant or animal based on animals and plants founded on their land claims. Arkapore for example, declares duck as their national plant, because that animal is the most common in Arkapore.
On the distribution on Indonesian micronations land claims, more than half of micronations of Indonesia known to the outside world are based or have only land claims on the island of Java, with a small number of micronations is based outside Java. Several Java-based micronations such as Indokistan and St. John lay claims outisde Java Island, while Al Rasyid Darussalam was one notable example of Indonesian micronations based outside Java, which was on the island of Sulawesi.
Micronational organisations inside Indonesian sector
Association of Indonesian Micronations (AIM), founded in 2011 by Los Bay Petros and Indokistan, is the only intermicronational organization with relative influence inside Indonesian sector and is uniting Indonesian micronations. Suwarnakarta Institute, established in July 2016, run by former Indokistani citizens is also another micronational organization devoted itself to the development of micronationalism inside the sector.
Micronations inside Indonesian sector
|Flag||Micronation||Region in Indonesia||Capital||Government||Demonym|
|Berakistan, Republic||West Java||Gemparingrad||Presidential unitary republic||Berakistani|
|Cutlavania, Kingdom||Jakarta||Dakeritus||Confederal monarchy||Cutlavanian|
|Excellent, United Democratic Republic||Central Java||Mosswiss||Semi-monarchy presidential republic||Excellentian|
|Falalia, Democratic Kingdom||West Java||Rikhlaant||Parliamentary constitutional monarchy||Falalian|
|Kebon Belakang||Unitary presidential republic||Fihanesian|
|Harjakarta, Government||East Java||Narisworo City||Absolute monarchy||Harjakartan|
|Litania, Kingdom||West Java||Litanian City||Constitutional monarchy||Litanian|
|Pejaten, Republic||Jakarta||Strada||Federal presidential Constitutional republic||Pejatenian|
|Sofidelonia, Confederation of the Kingdom||Jakarta||Ramdon||Confederal monarchy||Sofidelonian|
|St. John, Republic||West Java
|Vredesstad||Presidential republic||St. Johnian|
Inactive and former micronations
|Flag||Micronation||Region in Indonesia||Capital||Notes|
|A1, Federated Republics||Central Java||Astolbia||Dissolved in 2012.|
|Al Rasyid Darussalam, Sultanate||North Sulawesi||Bandar Rasyidin||Turned inactive after its government established an isolationist policy in 2014 and broke off all diplomatic relations.|
|Arkapura, Gerontocracy||West Java||Ciptahegar||Dissolved in September 2019 after the death of Chairman Tian Abdurrahman.|
|Ausiania, Confederacy||Jakarta||Zuiden Zemlya
|Dissolution announced in 2018.|
|Drastharaya, Kingdom||West Sumatra
|Drasthapura||Dissolved in March 2015 after internal conflict.|
|Ekaslavia, Republic||Banten||-||Turned inactive after accepted as AIM member in June 2015.|
|Green Nauli, Royal State||West Sumatra||DT City||Dissolved after the collapse of Drastharaya in 2015.|
|Indokistan, Federal State||Jakarta
|Suwarnakarta||Dissolved on 5 July 2016.|
|Inesia, Principality||East Java||West Lidah||Dissolved in 2013.|
|Islamkistan, Republic||Jakarta||Baitul Ilmi||Turned inactive in mid-2012, reabsorbed by Los Bay Petros in 2013.|
|Los Bay Petros, Federal Republic||Jakarta||Bayrschtein
|Turned inactive in September 2014|
|Love Mainland, Democratic Kingdom||Banten||Glowland||Dissolved on 23 July 2016.|
|Sunda Raya, Democratic Republic||West Java
|Bandung Raya||Turned inactive in early 2018, dissolution declared in 20 June 2018.|
|Union of Micronational Soviet Socialist Republics||Jakarta||Fidelgrad||Dissolved in February 2013 and was reabsorbed to Los Bay Petros.|
|Warung China, Republic||West Java||Kota Warung China||Turned inactive after starting contact with AIM members in mid-2016.|
|Wirasena, Kingdom||West Java||Kota Wirasena||Turned inactive in 2014.|
|Tanagogo, United Prefectures of||Jakarta||Nogo||Dissolved in July 2018|