Goldenstein

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"Kingdom of Goldenstein" short name "Goldenstein" is a landlocked European micronation surrounded by Sweden. The country has two teritories called Goldenstein Ciry and Lillytown. The country has 19 citizens (2019) The country has also a post office that issues their own stamps that work in Goldenstein.

Kingdom of Goldenstein
Flag
Coat of arms

Motto
Country of the freedom and nature
Anthem
''Freedom in my heart''
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Capital cityFreddietown
Largest cityCapital
Official language(s)English, Swedish and Goldensteinska
Official religion(s)Atheism
DemonymGoldensteiner
Governmentmonarchy
- KingWilson I
LegislatureGoldenstein Government
- Type - Parliament
Established30 January 2019
Area claimed0,4 ha
Population6 (around 17 citizen)
Currencygoldenstein krona and swedish krona
Time zoneUTC +1
National sportShuffleboard
National drinkTrocadero
National animalDog & Turtle
Patron saintGoldenstein Stone edge
Country code is: GO and GOL

http://www.goldensteingov.com


Etymology

Where the name Goldenstein come from are not completely determined. But the most likely explanation is that Goldensteins name came from a composition of the words Gold and stein (the german word for stone)

Government and politics

Government

Goldenstein is an monarchy that have a small parlament with three seats. Most of the proposals that sends in go to public vote.

There are only one authority and it is the government and the government has 5 sections that's are: Riksbanken (National bank), GSA (Police and firedepartment) a person that work on GSA are called custom staff, Posten (postal service) and GOSP (Goldenstein Science agency).

The government handles all forms of cases. Because of Goldenstein is an direct democracy, there are no politicians or government members. Instead, Wilson I is the head of state and government and takes care of incoming matters togheter with hes team.

Diplomacy

Goldenstein are member of the Nordic Micronational Union. Goldenstein are a neutral country and have never been in a war. Goldenstein was member of the union: organisations of active micronations but leave because the unprofessional level by many of the members. Instead Goldenstein found the Nordic Micronational Union

Foreign affairs

Goldenstein have a number of diplomatic relations with other states. Goldenstein recognize over 200 states. Goldensteins policy for recognition is the nation full fill a number of requirements.

History

30 January 2019 declare the country independence from Sweden but has not been recognized by Sweden.

Culture and language

Goldenstein has a very Swedish culture and celebrates several Swedish traditions. Since Goldenstein is atheistic, holidays are celebrated without religious elements. The day that get most attention is the national day 1 march every year. Goldenstein has two official languages which are Swedish and English.

Goldensteins car license plate

Media

Goldenstein have socialmedia accounts on Instagram and Facebook by the name goldenstein_government. Goldenstein also have a Webb-TV channel thats run on Youtube. The channel are named Goldenstein TV (GTV for short)

Geography and climate

Goldenstein is located in the center of the nordic. Goldensteins higest point is 30 meters over sea level.

Goldenstein has heat summer with up to 30 °C and on the winter it can be down to -20 °C . The heat record is 34 °C (27 july 2019). In Goldenstein there are 5 seasons. which is winter, autumn, spring, summer and the slush. Due to climate change Goldenstein didn't have any winter or slush season 2019/2020. Which means that the season jumped from Autumn to spring.

Season Climate
Winter When the snow have been on the ground for at least one weak
Slush When the snow is melting.
Spring When the first vegetation wake up from the winter and slush season.
Summer When the trees get leaf.
Autumn When the trees in general get orange, yellow or red.


Vehicles

Goldenstein has a very small Vehicles fleet with only 1 ship, a small numbers of cars and some bikes. Because of the small area it doen't exist any airports. The government have investigate if it would be possible to open a railway. But problem with finding a manufacturer have delayed the plan for several year.

Currency

The country has its own currency that its called Goldenstein crowns (GKR) But is also in an unofficial currency union with Sweden that means you can also use Swedish Crowns (SEK) which is the internet based payment currency. Goldenstein crowns are worth 2 swedish crowns or 0,20€ There are coins in the denominations: 0.5 GKR, 1 GKR and 5 GKR. There are also exist banknotes in the denominations: 10 GKR, 25 GKR, 50 GKR and 100 GKR.

Swedish crowns (SEK) Goldenstein Crowns (GKR) Euro (€)
2.4 SEK (10-03-2019) 1 GKR (10-03-2019) 0.23 € (10-03-2019)
2 SEK (13-04-2019) 1 GKR (13-04-2019) 0.2 € (13-04-2019)
2 SEK (31-05-2019) 1 GKR (31-05-2019) 0.19 € (31-05-2019)
2 SEK (24-06-2019) 1 GKR (24-06-2019) 0.18 € (25-06-2019)
2 SEK (28-10-2019) 1 GKR (28-10-2019) 0.19 € (28-10-2019)
2 SEK (17-02-2020) 1 GKR (17-02-2020) 0.19 € (17-02-2020)

References

https://goldensteingov.com