Indonesian sector

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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.

Terminology

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.

History

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.

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[1] and A1.[2]

Indonesian micronationalism was not in a great change until 2011 when several Indonesian micronations established and emerged; such as Principality of Inesia, Federal Republic of Santos, Republic of Islamkistan, and the Republic of Shuffle. Also in the year 2011, the first ever Indonesian micronation organization, the Association of Indonesian Micronations was established by Adriansyah Yassin Sulaeman and Nabil Ihsan.

Heads of state of LIR Union during 2012 summit

The relationship formed inside the sector proved very strong because each micronation inside the sector felt that their neighbor 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 attempted by Indonesian micronationalists, motivated by 2012 LIR Union Summit which became the first success, remembering the previous failures. Unfortunately, great distance divide each micronationalists and financial problems always made the plan failed. The latest planned of Indonesian micronational summit was 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. Until 2018, Indonesian sector micronations began to recover, despite the declining number of micronations because of inactivity or deliberate dissolution, and the majority of the remaining active micronations is confined to the members of the AIM.

In early 2018, 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. One of the pioneer of the sector, Tian Abdurrahman of Arkapore, passed away in 9 September 2019, resulting on a heavy loss for the community.

Characteristics

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.

Geography

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

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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.

Several inactive organizations also once active inside Indonesian sector and devoted itself for micronations inside it, there were TASPAC, LIR Union, and Indonesian Micronational League (LMI).

Micronations inside Indonesian sector

Active micronations

Flag Micronation Region in Indonesia Capital Government Demonym
Excellent Flag 2-3 2000-.jpg Excellent, United Democratic Republic Central Java Mosswiss Semi-monarchy presidential republic Excellentian
Bendera Falalia.jpg Falalia, Democratic Kingdom West Java Rikhlaant Parliamentary constitutional monarchy Falalian
New Flag of Fiharaya.jpg Fihanesia, Republic (unrecognized) Bali
Jakarta
Kebon Belakang Unitary presidential republic Fihanesian
Kyai royo landhep.png Harjakarta, Government East Java Narisworo City Absolute monarchy Harjakartan
Bendera Litania.jpg Litania, Kingdom West Java Litanian City Constitutional monarchy Litanian
Screen Shot 2018-04-14 at 07.17.4s9.png Pejaten, Republic Jakarta Strada Federal presidential Constitutional republic Pejatenian
Flag of St. John.png St. John, Republic West Java
North Sulawesi
Yogyakarta
Vredesstad Presidential republic St. Johnian

Inactive and former micronations

Flag Micronation Region in Indonesia Capital Notes
A1flag2.png A1, Federated Republics Central Java Astolbia Dissolved in 2012.
Flag of ARD.jpg 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.
Bbd.jpg Arkapura, Gerontocracy West Java Ciptahegar Dissolved in September 2019 after the death of Chairman Tian Abdurrahman.
IMG 4856.jpg Ausiania, Confederacy Jakarta Zuiden Zemlya
Newport
New Saigon
Dissolution announced in 2018.
Drasthaflag.jpg Drastharaya, Kingdom West Sumatra
West Java
Drasthapura Dissolved in March 2015 after internal conflict.
Noflag.png Ekaslavia, Republic Banten - Turned inactive after accepted as AIM member in June 2015.
Bendera nauli.jpg Green Nauli, Royal State West Sumatra DT City Dissolved after the collapse of Drastharaya in 2015.
Bendera Indokistan 3.png Indokistan, Federal State Jakarta
Jambi
West Java
Suwarnakarta Dissolved on 5 July 2016.
Inesia Army.jpg Inesia, Principality East Java West Lidah Dissolved in 2013.
Rois.png Islamkistan, Republic Jakarta Baitul Ilmi Turned inactive in mid-2012, reabsorbed by Los Bay Petros in 2013.
Flag Of Lbp.gif Los Bay Petros, Federal Republic Jakarta Bayrschtein
Labstadt
Turned inactive in September 2014
Noflag.png Love Mainland, Democratic Kingdom Banten Glowland Dissolved on 23 July 2016.
DRSR.png Sunda Raya, Democratic Republic West Java
Madura
Riau Islands
Bandung Raya Turned inactive in early 2018, dissolution declared in 20 June 2018.
Flaggyflag.png Union of Micronational Soviet Socialist Republics Jakarta Fidelgrad Dissolved in February 2013 and was reabsorbed to Los Bay Petros.
Bendera Warung China.png Warung China, Republic West Java Kota Warung China Turned inactive after starting contact with AIM members in mid-2016.
Noflag.png Wirasena, Kingdom West Java Kota Wirasena Turned inactive in 2014.
HhAb.jpg Tanagogo, United Prefectures of Jakarta Nogo Dissolved in July 2018

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