Federal Republic of Kasimovia
"Unity and Progress"
Kepi Blanc (Military: Panzerlied)
Location of Kasimovia (Maroon)
|Government||Unitary Republic with Democracy|
|- President of the Republic||Sebastian Schriber|
|- Chair of the National Assembly||William Horker|
|Legislature||National Assembly (of Kasimovia)|
|Established||March 24, 2012 (As an independent State) May 25, 2013 (As a state of Ashukovo)|
|Currency||Ashukov denar (Ѥ)|
|Kasimovia is a state of Ashukovo|
Kasimoiva, officially the Federal Republic of Kasimovia (German:Bundesrepublik Kasimovia) is a State of the Ashukov Federation located in Europe, claiming land in the United Kingdom and Norway. A former nation of the Confederation of St Luke and Amager, Kasimovia soon joined the Ashukovo Federation on its founding (25 May 2013). It is one of most active and largest, population wise, in the Federation. It is a Unitary Republic with Direct Democracy, meaning that the President has power over all seperations of powers including legislative, executive and judicial. The National Assembly may take a vote of no-confidence against the President as well as debate and repeal his decisions. It is nicknamed the Allfather system after the political party that instituted it in the state.Its capital city is Kostenburg, it consists of three states: Midstat, Weststat and Nordstat respectively.
The Saxon Empire
Kasimovia started off as the Kingdom of Carrum, apart of the Saxon Empire. It was in this time that Carrum started bolstering the Saxon Empire, feeding it citizens and expanding its presence over the community at Microwikia. This was done through the presence of the Empire in many wars and the Kingdom very much took control of Saxon Foreign Affairs. Most notably the Crusade of the Purge ,which was started on the 6th of August 2012, where the Empire saw action against Smallian and Elefthfrian forces after a dispute with claims on the thought to be inactive Kingdom of Domus. Many nations within the community joined the war including Sierra and Grunkia. Eventually Elefthfria surrendered and shortly after a peace treaty was signed between the remaining Smallians who refused to step down. The war ended officially on the 13th of August. Kasimovia has since apologized for the war calling it 'foolish' and 'a brutal effort to expand Saxon control'. The government claims that the war was unprovoked and stupid and since issued the Neutrality Act 2013.
The Schriber Rebellion
As the Empire fell inactive and many citizens were unhappy with the Monarchy. Through the Schriber Rebellion Sebastian Schriber, the reigning Monarch, dissolved the Kingdom and renamed it a Republic. After heated negotiations the government managed to successfully secede from the Saxons without any trouble. However, Carrum became incredibly unstable to the point where the government was changing every few days. The government decided it was in its best interest to join another Empire or Federation which could keep the country in a stable position.
Shortly after secession from the Saxon Empire the government found the rapidly expanding nation of Saint Luke and Amager. After discussions with Luke Albertschine, commonly known as Jules Grant, Carrum joined the nation as Luciania, named after the Roman goddess of the same name. Luciania clashed with other nations on the matter of foreign policy and once again the nation fell instable within the Confederation. In March, shortly after discussions with Doshevika, Carrum announced its intentions to leave the Confederation due to a number of a reasons ranging from conflicts with other members to disputes with Amatine politics. After Carrum left Doshevika shortly followed and thus began the collapse of Amager. Although a turbulent time Sebastian Schriber himself has noted that it was one of the best parts of Kasimovia's history and that he wishes it could've been for longer. He also commented that he 'regrets the decision' and that Amager opened up himself and the nation to a wide spectrum of politics including liberalism.
The Ashukov Federation
As history repeated itself Carrum saw instability outside another nation again. After news hit that Amager had in fact dissolved Edward Jacobs and Brooklyn Hewitt began discussions on making their own Federation. Carrum stated its intentions to join and thus the Ashukov Federation was formed on the 25th of May. Carrum joined as the short lived Dorien and soon renamed itself the Republic of Kasimovia. Kasimovia has since prospered within the Federation and seen the creation of the Green Party and its largest elections.
The Wolf's Rebellion
During Kasimvoia's steady development problems arose with a group of citizens pressurizing for independence and a Nationalist government. Kasimovia had no intentions to leave the Federation at this point and took it straight to the President at the time, Brooklyn Hewitt. The group, donned United Kasimovia, had started to burn flags and promote extreme nationalism. The President, with help from the Home Ministry, expelled the leading citizen and quickly defused the situation. The government has since banned any Far Right parties although the remaining members of United Kasimovia, who had since calmed down, formed it into a political party shortly after around July–August. Thus, United Kasimovia remains as the only Nationalist party in the country and its legacy is continued.
Kasimovia runs on the 'Allfather System', more commonly known as a Unitary Direct Democratic Republic. Similar to that of the People's Republic of Montania the President has power over all separations of power in the government but the State Assembly, commonly known as 'the Council', is able to block any decisions with a majority vote and also present bills to the President. The State Assembly also takes care of the day to day running of the state and the President can intervene but may also be refused if deemed necessary. To prevent either the 'council' or the President from taking full power a series of laws have been enacted as a fail safe. Generally, either the head of state or the legislative body can have its power removed by a vote of no confidence with the majority of the population.
- Allfather Party - Formed from the ashes of the Democratic Party it is an extremely loyal party that has been key to Schriber's sucess and grip on the country. Advocating the 'founder knows best' policy it was responsible for the Founder's Act (2013) giving the Supreme Soviet power to conduct a vote of no confidence in the President and the founder to take over if not in office. It recently begun a coalition with the Socialist Worker's Union however is looking further into relations with Unite Kasimovia. It is generally a center party, taking ideologies from both sides of the spectrum.
- Socialist Worker's Union - The SWU represents the previously numerous left-wing parties that existed in Kasimovia's incarnations. Belittled by the Allfather Party yet still larger in support than Unite Kasimovia. It has limited support but has since declined in its votes in recent years. It was responsible for attempting socialists reforms in November but got as far as changing the government to a simpler Soviet form with democracy and no-socialism defacto.
- Unite Kasimovia - A controversial party made up of the remnants of an old far-right party in Carrum's time Unite Kasimovia is the center-right party of the nation. Although still disliked by many citizens it has seen a rise in its citizens with its adoption of more centeral and democratic policies. Rumors have been spread that it is being looked into as a partner of the Allfather Party and has since held any power in the Supreme Soviet which, until the coalition with the SWU, has been dominated by the loyalists.
Organisation and Rights
Kasimovia used to have a Semi-Presidential Federal Republic system but it proved to complicated for such a small nation. The Soviet style of government was introduced to simplify and increase efficiency. Although mostly referred to as the 'council' system it is, by law, nothing to do with communism and socialism and infact by law extreme parties of both sides of the spectrum are banned. The small population combined with a small government enables a direct democracy take affect. All rights and laws are detailed in the Kasimovian Codex including the support of the universal declaration of human rights among respects for all laws of the United Kingdom. The only thing that the state lacks is welfare, however none of its citizens are anywhere near the poverty line and it is, thus, a low priority.
Due to its Semi-Sovereign stance within the Ashukov Federation Kasimovia only deals with Informal Relations. However, Kasimovia still maintains a number of healthy relationships with a number of states outside the Federation. It recently broke all cultural and diplomatic relations with the Saxon Empire after it expressed Anti-Islamic views. The government said that it was 'disgusted and repulsed' by the actions of the Empire, 'after our long history it is such a shame to do this but we will not tolerate it.' Nations that Kasimovia has in informal diplomatic relations with are listed below:
- State of Sandus - November 2013
- Noble Republic of Lurk - November 2013
- Theodorist Regional Dominion of Burnham and its Land - November 2013
- Kingdom of Wyvern - November 2013
The Kasimovian People's Combat Group (see main article) is a Militia devoted to the defense of Kasimovia. Under the Armed Neutrality Act of 2013 the Militia is mainly used as a Police and Border force. Every citizen is under the jurisdiction to be called up by right of Men at Arms meaning that all citizens of all abilities can and will be called up in the event of war if the government deems necessary, however this is presumed unlikely. The government has since decreased spending on the military but continues to expect personnel who sign up to provide their own equipment. The People's Combat Group commonly uses a variety of medieval weapons combined with high powered BB replicas. In September 2012 the army tested the M9 replica ,officially named the Peacekeeper Mk 2, on a number of targets. The Pistol managed to shoot through cans and the government deemed it a success. Since then the Military has been looking into purchasing a number of .22 air rifles. The Militia has also been devoted to aid work since Operation Forlorn Hope. So far they have raised around £50 for water aid in Africa and are planning to make an expedition to meet some of the villagers at a later date. The Militia has also bought into flood prevention equipment and safety regulation to prevent damage to properties during emergencies. The Militia is officially known as the People's Combat Group, or internationally the Kasimovian People's Combat Group (KPCG).
Kasimovian People's Airforce
The Kasimovian People's Airforce, or KPAF (Pronounced Kay-Paff) consists of a number of remote control aircraft and also runs the Able Project. It holds a number of flight enthusiasts who also practice flying small prop aircraft at the local airfield as well as aircraft engineering. The KPAF also uses a number of flight simulators, including Microsoft Flight Simulator X, to simulate battle situations with large fighter aircraft. The aircraft usually used are the Sukhoi Su-34 and Su-25. Bombing raids and ground attacks are usually simulated. As well as this a number of helicopters, usually the Mil Mi-24d commonly known as Hind and the Mil Mi 8 transport and fighter aircraft. The KPAF is closely related with the Kasimovian People's Combat Group and when not in action are conscripted into the KPCG. On the right can be seen a KPAF Su-34 Fullback prepping and doing final checks to take off from a runway.
Kasimovia consists of a number of divided territories located in the Untied Kingdom, Norway and South Africa.
- Midstat - Literally meaning 'middle' the capital district of Kasimovia. It is the most active area of the Republic and the location of the government. It is located in South West England, United Kingdom. It is home to the capital city of Kostenburg and the most populated region in the country.
- Nordstat - Nordstat is the Northern most territory of Kasimovia. Located in Norway on a tiny Island it is the least populated area of Kasimovia. The government plans to build lodges on the island but it is listed as improbable. Libererstadt is located there, the least populated city in Kasimovia.
- Weststat - Before the Territorial Reform Act (2013) to simplify and make all claims more realistic Sorstat, as it was called, was located in Cape Town, South Africa. Since then it has been moved almost right next to Kostenburg and Midstat. Overlooking the Krag rocks, a small road built through a hill with steep cliffs eitherside, and the main military base of the Kasimovian Army. It has been awarded for its fantastic views and is very popular in the winter with snowfall. It is the location of Libererstadt.
The capital city of Kasimovia is Kostenburg, located in Midstat (United Kingdom). The city is the largest populated area of Kasimovia and is hub for the government. It is the residence of the President and the location of many of the buildings in the state such as the National Treasury and Kostenburg Temple. It is also the center of the economy, generating money from selling agricultural products. Herbs such as Mugwort are grown in the nation as well, usually consumed by citizens however and also developed into herbal tea. The launch site of the Able Project is also being constructed awaiting the January when it shall be used to send a Solar Balloon to record scientific data. It's the seat of the government, the National Assembly, and also home to Kasimovia Defense Consultancy of which currently has a contract with the Nolland Armed Forces. To the north is the Kiliad line, a large wall which can be stood upon, a part of this are the number of ditches, stinging nettles and wooden pikes that protect the wall from being breached. The wall in fact rings around the whole city but decreases to a fence on two sides. There is a small pit that is used as an ammunition dump on the western point of the main wall. Next to this is the famous Kasimovian Temple, one of the only self-built religious buildings of its kind intermicronationally. Mistat is also the location of Itchycoo Park, named after the famous song by Small Faces. It is an expanse of grassland that begins after the Kiliad Line wall and is home to a variety of wildlife such as foxes, pheasants, badgers and at certain times cows.
Culture and Demographics
Kasimovia has its own individual culture centered around Nordic tendencies with a mix of Slavic. It is generally shaped by literature of the 17th to 20th centuries, especially famous European writers such as Shakespeare and Marx as well as historical figures such as Harald Hardrada, King Rollo and William the Conqueror. However, nothing more shapes the Kasimovian culture than the Vikings and Medieval time period. Cloaks are worn and name houses are frequently being established by the higher echelons of Kasimovian society. In Norstat plans are made to build a lodge similar to log houses of Scandinavian settlers, as seen on the right. The government has been organised around Germanic societies, such as the Thingstead. Entrances, weapons and other such things are decorated with runes. Hunting and fishing are also both popular sports. Many Kasimovians enjoy books and classic hit bands of the 60s to 90s such as the Beatles, The Who and Queen.
Censuses are taken every few months in Ashukovo, due to the growing frequently growing number of citizens. The most prominent religious factions are Atheists and Agnostics and many citizens of Kasimovia are known to deny a God. However, there is a large Christian portion of citizens that are Catholics or Church of England Protestants. Including this are small Pagan and Buddhist minorities. Even though Kasimovia is a secular state all religions have their say ,and are able to appeal to the National Assembly, Buddhism is represented strongly in Kasimovia through the construction of the only religious place of worship, which is in fact a Buddhist temple, and the Kasimovian Dharma Flag, seen on the right. Kasimovia promotes gender equality, race equality and disability rights and above all demands nothing of citizens in the way of taxes and also requires all citizens to swear that they will treat everyone equally and respect other people in any circumstances. Immigrants are welcomed in Kasimovia, of all types, and the government has open arms to anyone who wants to become one since its Free Immigration Policy of 2013.
Kasimovia's economy is very much centered around the primary sector. This includes mainly fishing and agriculture, making most of the nations money out of selling local produce. In 2012 Kasimovia established a national farm which supplies Midstat and can also be sold. Services in Information Technology are also being looked into as a source of income for the nation. In mid November the government proposed to slowly gather gold and other valuable metals to make Kasimovian bank notes actually worth something. The motion is still being discussed but it marks an important step forward in the growing nation.
The Kasimovian Defense Consultancy is a state run business with a contract too the Nolland Armed Forces. Its services are free and it advises nations on how they should run their military. It is headed by Representative Sebastian Schriber and unofficially active in three micronations. It has taken apart in the reinforcing of the Kiliad wall and designed the ammunitions dump. Also, the company leases the equipment and weapons the the Kasimovian People's Combat Group.