Kingdom of North Barchant

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Kingdom of North Barchant (eng)
Королевство Северный Бархант (rus)

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Flag
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Coat of arms

Motto
Life and Freedom
Official language(s)English, Russian, Spanish
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy
Population342 (2016)
CurrencyBarchant

Official website


The Kingdom of North Barchant is a Latvian Russian-speaking micronation that claims to have been founded in the neutral waters of the Atlantic Ocean near the Canary Islands archipelago, 78 nautical miles to the west of Morocco and was allegedly founded on 15 September 2015. The political system of the Kingdom of North Barchant is a dualistic constitutional monarchy, similar in nature to the political system of such countries as Kuwait, Morocco and Bahrain.

North Barchant claims to have conducted joint military drills with Moroccan and Algerian police. However, no evidence of these drills taking place was ever presented to the public, and the news article was illustrated by a photobank boat.

History

According to the official story, the historical motive and the main prerequisite for the creation of the kingdom was a legal incident that occurred with the two sailors of the ocean barges drifting in the North Atlantic Ocean, for a variety of circumstances thrown together with the crew and the refugees who joined them. Allegedly, after the neighboring countries ignored these requests, sailors, fishermen, and refugees, by that time already considering floating barges-islands to be their home, a campaign began to protect their own interests and to obtain the status of a separate and independent political unit, which resulted in the proclamation of the Kingdom of North Barchant on 15 September 2015 as an independent micronation.

North Barchant has never published the names of the barges in question, nor is there any third-party evidence that they ever existed.

Geography

The country is allegedly located at the north-west edge of the African continent at the crossroads of major shipping trade lanes.

The area of the state is 1.11788 km².

Climate of North Barchant is tropical tradewind. Most of the year there is warm, sunny weather.

Population

The population of the Kingdom of North Barchant is represented by various ethnic groups. Enviable strength of character is a distinguishing feature of the population of the Kingdom of North Barchant. Due to the favorable migration policy of the Kingdom, the population growth rates are among the highest in the world. As of August 2020, there are 546 citizens.

Passport of Kingdom of North Barchant

Languages

As a result of the referendum on the state language, conducted on January 5, 2016, the status of the official languages of North Barchant is assigned to English, Russian and Spanish.

Etymology of the name

The state name derives from the Kazakh word "barchan", literally meaning "sandy hill". Symbolically, it refers to the former purpose of the barges transporting sand.

State structure

The state of North Barchant is ruled by a monarch (now – Queen), whose power is limited by the constitution. The monarch forms the government accountable to the monarch and the Parliament. Legislative functions are performed by the unicameral parliament, formed at the General Elections on December 5, 2015. The duties of control are incumbent on 6 Parliamentary Committees, and executive functions are assigned to 3 departments, also there are Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. There is no army in the Kingdom of North Barchant, and security functions are incumbent on the police department, constables and their voluntary assistants.

Foreign policy

North Barchant conducts the policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of sovereign countries. The state remains neutral in relation to all military conflicts but strongly condemns terrorism. North Barchant has no territorial claims to any legal entity under international law and is not involved in international litigation with anyone. In carrying out the foreign policy, the Kingdom of North Barchant adheres to the principles of neutrality and independence. The country is not involved in military and economic organizations. The Kingdom of North Barchant is committed to caring for the environment. The Kingdom calls for the unification of all interested countries in the Atlantic basin to solve this problem.

Internal policy

At present, migration processes in North Barchant have become active and account for approximately 6.3% per 100 people. The strengthening of migration was contributed by a new law that provides individuals, who have the citizenship of two or more states at the same time, with the right to obtain the citizenship of North Barchant as an extra one. The above persons also have the right to vote, hold public office and to conduct business under the jurisdiction of North Barchant. The Government of the Kingdom of North Barchant and the entire state apparatus believe that their main objective is to protect the interests of all their citizens, both at home and at the international arena and use for this legal and economic instruments, and own authority.

Economy

Despite the small area and limited natural resources, the Kingdom of North Barchant shows encouraging economical growth. The economy of North Barchant has a relatively wide range of specializations. The Kingdom has a flexible system of various benefits and quite simple legal rules, without excessive bureaucracy. The national currency of North Barchant – pesetas.

Culture

In North Barchant, there are people from many countries of the region. Uniting of various traditions resulted in the original culture in which one can discern the voice of each ethnic group.

Religion

Church in North Barchant is separated from the state. The population professes Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

Nationwide celebrations

  • January 5 – the Holiday of Mutual Understanding and Respect. It is celebrated in honor of the end of the referendum on the state language of North Barchant.
  • June 5 – the most favorite holiday among people, the Birthday of Anna Macco, the first Queen of North Barchant.
  • September 2 – the Holiday of Peace and Freedom
  • September 15 – Independence Day, the day itself is the proclamation of the state and kingdom.
  • December 31 – New Year