Kingdom of Bepistan

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Kingdom of Bepistan
Flag

Motto
"Scientiae, pacem, virtutem."
Anthem
Spiderman 2: Pizza Theme
Countries/States with Bepistanian Claims
Capital city White Island
Official language(s) English, Russian
Official religion(s) Science
Short name Bepistan
Demonym Bepistanian
- King Matthew Laptev
Legislature Parliament
- Type - Unicameral
- Number of seats - 10
Established October 5th, 2018
Population 40 Census in 2019
Currency Bepis Dollar (ɃĐ)
Time zone EST/EDT
National sport N/A
National dish Pineapple Pizza
National drink Moubtain Dew Voltage
National animal House Cat, Plecostomus, Parakeet
National export Chemicals, Merchandise, and Small Electronics

Bepistan Official Site

The Kingdom of Bepistan (/bɛpɪˌstæn/) is a micronation founded on October 5, 2018. It is mainly based in NYC but has overseas claims in Russia. Bepistan is a constitutional monarchy ruled by Matthew Laptev as king.

Etymology

The name Bepistan is a combination of a misspelling of the word "Pepsi" and the ending of many middle-eastern countries such as Kekistan.

History

  • October 5, 2018- Bepistan is founded with claims of a small island in Brooklyn.
  • April 2, 2019 — The Bepistan Reform Act is signed.
  • June 27, 2019 — A long period of inactivity starts, lasting for more that a month.
  • August 2, 2019 — Inactivity ends and the government is started up again.
  • August 16, 2019 — The constitution of Bepistan is published and put into place.

Political Parties

These are the following political parties in Bepistan:

Party Logo Party Leader Spectrum Ideologies Parliament
Independent IND N/A N/A N/A
6 / 7

Defunct Parties

Party Logo Party Leader Spectrum Ideologies Parliament
Мульти-Микронациональная Коммунистическая Партия
(Multi-Micronational Communist Party)
М.М.К.П. (MMCP) MMKP.png Matthew Laptev Far Left Communist
0 / 7
Knights Party of Bepistan KPB KPB.jpeg Kylie Varenezi Left Authoritarianism
1 / 7
Leftward! LFT Leftward.jpeg Russell Gilzem Left Centric Liberalism
1 / 7

Citizenship and Entry

Logo of the Ministry of Immigration

Immigration and entry into the kingdom are controlled by the Bepistan Ministry of Immigration. Bepistan used to have Visa and Diplomatic Applications, but they were discontinued on August 17, 2019, due to lack of use.

Applying for entry is easy and only takes a minute or two.

Government and Politics

The King

The monarch of Bepistan has almost-absolute power greatly limited by the Constitution of Bepistan. The king can not create laws, and can only veto them twice. If the law is proposed after a second veto, it has to be reviewed by the court. The king can not be removed from the throne unless they themselves decide to quit. If the king quits, or passes away, the next heir inherits the throne. If there is no such heir exists, the parliament can choose to have an an election for the next king, or can decide to place the prime minster as king.

The Prime Minister

Bepistanian Parliament

The Bepistanian Parliament is the legislative branch of the kingdom. The parliament consists of one representative from each of the kingdom's regions, plus the prime minister.

Administrative Regions

A region is a territory within Bepistan, usually claimed because of importance to the king. For each region there is one parliament representative, elected by the residents of that region. Each region has its own unique abbreviated code for ease of records and management.

Larger regions are divided into districts, however, only one parliament representative is required for the entire region.

Here is a list of all the current districts of Bepistan along with a flag, associated color, parliament representative, and area:

Name ID Flag Parliament Representative Area in m² (ft²)
Regions
Royal Residence RRD BepistanRoyalFlag.png N/A 1,248.22 (13,435.68)
South White Island SWI WIflag.png Jayden Lycon 310,601.38 (3343285.43)
Bepistan Railroad Districts. BRS LIRRFlag.png 586,762.26 (6315856.45)
Bay 0 BAY Bay0.png 3,189.73 (34333.96)
Jamaica Bay Islands JBI JamaicaBay.png
Aluminiy AMN NewAluminiyFlag.png 7,765.67 (83588.97)
Datcha DTC DatchaFlag.png 440 (4736.121)
Heavily Approximated
Petomnik PTM PetomnikFlag.png 4,616.33 (49,689.71)
Dvor DVO DvorFlag.png 11,193.87 (120,489.78)
Total Area in m²: 920918.66
Name Flag Area in m² (ft²)
Railroad Districts
LIRR Bay Ridge Branch BayRidge.png
LIRR Rockaway Beach Branch Rockawaybranch.png
SIR North Shore Line and Freight Railroads Northshore.png
Metro-North Port Morris Branch PortMorris.png
LIRR Evergreen Branch EvergreenBranch.png
Total Area in m² (ft²):

South White Island

A closer look of Cape Vasya on the southeastern tip of White Island

South White Island is the name for Bepistan's half of White Island, located in Marine Park, Brooklyn. The island was previously shared between Auvenum and Bepistan but has been split in half after a personal conflict. The island is somewhat elevated, mostly flat with patches of beach grass, sand, and rocks around the perimeter. Its current macronational use is is as a bird sanctuary for the local bird species.

An aerial view of White Island.

LIRR Bay Ridge Branch

Some hopper cars on a private junction for a plastics plant.

The Bay Ridge Branch is Bepistan’s second largest district in terms of area, consisting of an entire rail line from Sunset Park, Brooklyn, all the way to Flushing, Queens, where it ends at a junction, merging with anAmtrak line. The line was opened in 1873 and runs straight through the two boroughs. It is mostly inactive and is seldom used, only by freight treins to deliver goods to factories and warehouses that still rely on the railrad.

Bay 0

Bay 0 is a small beach next to Bay 1 of Brighton Beach. It was at one point completely free of any large rocks, and people swam, sunbathed, and even fished here. After Hurricane Sandy, concrete slabs and rocks were piled here, and the beach was deprived of being a small secret area that it once was.

Aluminiy

The building claimed for the district.

Aluminiy was Bepistan's first district in Russia, in the town of Shelekhov. It consists of an standard, 9-story, soviet-era concrete apartment building, the type that was mass-constructed and given to people by the government as a way to create plentiful and inexpensive housing. The district also includes the building's lawn and parking lot.

Datcha

The wooden summerhouse in Datcha.

Datcha is the summerhouse of the King's father, and is a 20 minute train ride away from the Aluminy district.

The garden, or ogorod, where fruits and vegetables are grown.

This territory consists of a small plot of land with a beautiful, old wooden building constructed in the Russian village style, with fruit trees, a greenhouse, and many small areas for plants to be grown in. Every year, many types of herbs, fruits and vegetables are grown and harvested here, including plums, cabbage, raspberries, beets, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, mint, dill, carrots, and different kinds of currant. These are later used in everyday foods and soups, and the berries and fruit are turned into preserves back at Aluminiy.

Petomnik

Petomnik is the summerhouse of friends of the King’s grandmother. The area used to be a massive plantation with multiple farming machines including tread tractors, trucks, motorcycles, and even housed many animals such cows and chickens, but as the USSR started collapsing, it became expensive and difficult to maintain a huge plot of land. Some of the land was sold away, all the animals were given away, and all of the tractors now lie in disrepair. However, the plantation still farms huge amounts of potatoes, white and red onions, and several different types of tomatoes and cucumbers.

Dvor

Dvor is an apartment complex where the kings grandmother lives. it consists of multiple 5-story apartment buildings constructed during the soviet union arranged in a rectangular fashion with a small playground and park in the middle.

Ministries

Bepistan has several ministries which are used to fulfill different purposes in the country of Bepistan. The ministries are accountable for managing a certain part of a country, such as immigration, foreign relations, and labor. Ministries were originally known as departments until the implementation of the Bepistan Reform Act. Ministries consist of a minister and 1-2 assistants, all of who are in charge of managing a certain part of the country.

Active Ministries

Ministry Emblem Minister Assistant(s)
Ministry of Foreign Relations MOFR
Ministry of Immigration MOI
Ministry of Justice MOJ
Ministry of Labor MOL

Ministry of Foreign Relations

The Ministry of Foreign Relations is tasked with allowing diplomatic representatives into the kingdom, creating and maintaining relations with nations, and to resolve conflicts that may arise between these nations and the kingdom. Ministers of the MOFR are also diplomats for the kingdom.

Ministry of Immigration

The Ministry of Immigration regulates entry into Bepistan, and is in charge of managing the citizenship applications.

Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice is manages the Copyright Office of Bepistan.

Ministry of Labor

The Ministry of Labor holds job applications and assigns jobs to citizens, such as Discord server moderation.

Defunct Ministries

Ministry Emblem Last Minister Last Assistant(s)
Ministry of Economics MOC
Ministry of Transportation MOT

Ministry of Economics

The ministry of economics was established to create laws related to and oversee government spending, taxation, businesses, and the distribution of money in Bepistan. The ministry was dissolved due to the decision that Bepistan would not have an economic system in the near future, and the implementation of the constitution, which meant that all legislative power was given solely to the parliament.

Ministry of Transportation

This ministry directly controlled transportation-related agencies and set laws, procedures, and standards for these agencies, including as BepisRail, the White Island Ferry, and other agencies involving transportation of people or goods in Bepistan. This ministry was shut down due to the decision to hand over control of transportation in the nation to privately owned companies. Similar to the ministry of economics, all legislative power was transferred to the Bepistanian parliament.

Foreign Relations

Unilateral Recognition

Formal Recognition

Bepistan Does Not Recognize

  • RODflag.jpeg Republic of Discord (November 1, 2018) Considered only a community/roleplay nation (simulationist) after several people applied for diplomatic status.
  • Dornamataiflag.png The Kingdom of Dornamatai (December 12, 2018) Considered only a community/roleplay nation (simulationist) after leader requested diplomatic status.
  • G0t.jpg Somcowian Federation (May 1, 2019) Relations were ended after leader acted unprofessionally, and for support of a government terrorist group.

National Holidays and Election Dates

Date Name Notes
October 5 Independance Day The day Bepistan declared independence from the U.S.
October 27 Subway Day The day the first NYC subway line was opened.
October 31 King's Day A day commemorating the first King of Bepistan on his birthday.
December 31 New Years Eve The very last day of the year.
January 1 New Years Day The start of a New Year.
March 4 Day of Pets A day to celebrate all pets.
May 9 День Победы (Victory Day) The day when the Soviet Union defeated Germany in WWII.
Date Name Positions
February 1 Winter Elections
  • one
  • two
  • three
*Prime Minister
*Parliament Representatives
*Ministers
May 1 Spring Elections *Parliament Representatives
*Ministers
August 1 Summer Elections *Prime Minister
*Parliament Representatives
*Ministers
November 1 Autumnal Elections *Parliament Representatives
*Ministers

Geography and Climate

Bepistan's claims are located entirely in the northern hemisphere, in the continents of North America and Asia. Bepistan's first claim was an island in Marine Park, Brooklyn, New York City. The kingdom later expanded and claimed many abandoned or seldom-used rail lines in the NYC area, and established claims inRussia, towns of Shelekhov and Nizhneudinsk.

Climate data for Kingdom of Bepistan (South White Island, LIRR Bay Ridge Branch, Bay 0
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3
(37)
5
(41)
10
(50)
17
(63)
23
(73)
27
(81)
31
(88)
30
(86)
26
(79)
19
(66)
13
(55)
7
(45)
31
(88)
Average low °C (°F) -4
(25)
-3
(27)
2
(36)
7
(45)
13
(55)
18
(64)
21
(70)
21
(70)
17
(63)
10
(50)
6
(43)
0
(32)
-4
(25)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 103.6
(4.079)
89.1
(3.508)
119.9
(4.72)
118.4
(4.661)
102.1
(4.02)
86
(3.39)
104.7
(4.122)
93.3
(3.673)
103.7
(4.083)
94
(3.7)
113.8
(4.48)
113
(4.45)
1,241.6
(48.882)
Source: NOAA


Climate data for Kingdom of Bepistan (Aluminiy, Datcha)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) -13
(9)
-8
(18)
0
(32)
9
(48)
17
(63)
23
(73)
25
(77)
22
(72)
16
(61)
8
(46)
-3
(27)
-11
(12)
25
(77)
Average low °C (°F) -23
(-9)
-21
(-6)
-13
(9)
-3
(27)
3
(37)
9
(48)
12
(54)
10
(50)
4
(39)
-3
(27)
-12
(10)
-20
(-4)
-23
(-9)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 13.4
(0.528)
8.3
(0.327)
11.7
(0.461)
19.6
(0.772)
35.2
(1.386)
67
(2.64)
109.7
(4.319)
87.4
(3.441)
51.7
(2.035)
23.7
(0.933)
19.5
(0.768)
17.8
(0.701)
465
(18.307)
Source: NOAA


Climate data for Kingdom of Bepistan (Petomnik, Dvor)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3
(37)
5
(41)
10
(50)
17
(63)
23
(73)
27
(81)
31
(88)
30
(86)
26
(79)
19
(66)
13
(55)
7
(45)
31
(88)
Average low °C (°F) -4
(25)
-3
(27)
2
(36)
7
(45)
13
(55)
18
(64)
21
(70)
21
(70)
17
(63)
10
(50)
6
(43)
0
(32)
-4
(25)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 103.6
(4.079)
89.1
(3.508)
119.9
(4.72)
118.4
(4.661)
102.1
(4.02)
86
(3.39)
104.7
(4.122)
93.3
(3.673)
103.7
(4.083)
94
(3.7)
113.8
(4.48)
113
(4.45)
1,241.6
(48.882)
Source: NOAA

Culture

Media

Bepistan's current and only news source is the Bepistan News. It can be found on the Bepistan official site.

External links