Landsting of Misberia
| Landsting of Misberia |
Exploration and Growth
A Trip to The Grand Banks
|Official language(s)||English, |
-Church of the Holy Coast (catholic)
-Church of Aspen
|- Sakom||Otto Gillespie Birch|
|Established||6 March 2021|
|Area claimed||39.9 km²|
|National dish||Clam Chowder|
|Patron saint||Star of The Sea|
Misberia, officially the Landsting of Misberia, is a English and French speaking region of the Confederation of the Northern Coast located in the American state of Maine. The Landsting is a Communitarian Arborism Absolute Monarchy, lead by the Lord Chancellor of the Northern Coast, with the Sakom overseeing the day to day affairs of the Landsting. The Sakom is the honorary head of the Misberian Royal Family, a former political body within Misberia pre independence.
Economically, Misberia has a very small economy based mainly around the redemption of bottles and cans at local Clynk centers, the financial center of the nation can be found in Machias. A rural country, Misberia is deeply forested, making it a camping and hiking destination. Misberia is a founding state of the Confederation of the Northern Coast. Although not a member of the New England Sector, it participates in all programs found within the sector.
Misberia was defined as the historic merging of states between the Kingdom of Mistak founded in 2015 located in southern and northern Maine and the Kingdom of Timberia located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire founded in 2017.
April 15th 2015 - November 22nd 2018
Misberia was originally founded under the name Farmia on 15 April 2015, and was mainly based in the Xbox 360 version of the sandbox video game Minecraft. Farmia underwent several changes between April and February 2016, before it changed its name to Mistak. Mistak remained isolationist and was not involved with the wider intermicronational community, until it met the nation of Timberia at Camp Roosevelt in Maine. Following many political talks, the Treaty of Roosevelt was signed on June 2018, and the nations merged to form the Federation of Mistak-Timberia on the 20 November 2018. Three days later, the name was changed to Misberia.
November 23rd 2018 - February 23rd 2021
In November 2018, Misberia joined the micronational community on Discord via its attainment of membership in the Global Micronational Alliance. Misberia became a Parliamentary Republic in December 2018 and remained that way until it merged with Kingdom of Aspen to become the Aspen-Misberian Empire. The AME remained for one month and Misberia declared independence in March of 2019.The nation became a republic once again and remained so until June 2019, when Misberia announced a kingdom. In July 2019, the Confederation of Caloudonoum joined the nation and Misberia renamed itself to the United Kingdoms of Misberia and Caloudonoum, styling itself as a imperial nation with Otto Gillespie Birch as Tsar. The nation remained the same but had regions like Commonwealth of Terrexa and Columbusstan join the nation in December of 2019. The nation later faced hardship in March 2020 after Otto Gillespie Birch resigned and many regions left the nation fearing a collapse. Birch announced a hiatus for ten days and on the 14 March, and later brought Misberia back as a Directive Council ran nation. The Misberian Failed Coup of May 2020 commenced, which resulted in Misberia losing 75% of its population. Following the news, several micronations aided with support, and people started flooding in seeking citizenship. This helped assert Misberia's influence in the MicroWiki community. The #HelpMisberia was created on Twitter and Instagram to gain support and help Misberia with rebuilding. With the support, Birch announced the Grand Duchy of Misberia. In June after minor disputes with much of the community, the nation announced a isolationist policy to rebuild, and focused on cultural development at during summer 2020. On the 31 August, Maria Birch took her own life, which was a shock to much of the nation and community. The nation went through a period of mourning and partial hiatus during the month of August. The nation worked to remember Maria's legacy and in October the nation held a referendum to go imperial once again, the referendum passed with 92% approval, the nation went further into isolationism for the fall and early winter of 2020 as the nation faced uncertainty over development. The nation faced a minor scandal in December 2020 with Thomas Bainbridge over an attempt to remove him. Following this public approval of Bainbridge steadily declined and on the 21 January 2021, following revelations in other nations such as Nordale and the removal of his HRE recognition, Misberia removed Bainrbridge and severed all ties with the Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall, which was seen by many in the community as Misberia's number one ally. Soon after Misberia announced a parliamentary election, after the election, the nation soon went into uncertainty as inactivity became apparent. On the 23rd of February 2021, Otto Gillespie Birch announced the dissolvement of Misberia and his own departure from the community. Since then, talks have been ongoing in the Commonwealth of Maine to bring back the old community of Misberia and make it a new nation.
March 6th 2021 - Present
Following the creation of the Maritime Republic, the nation oversaw the creation of many new cities and new claims, the nation saw the provisional council establishing the Constitution of The Maritime Republic of The Damariscotta, making the first Doge of Damariscotta Otto Gillespie Birch and the Una Ministro Jamie Birch. Following weeks of debate, a tricarmel parliament system was established as well as a slow move to becoming more active in the community and in the New England region. On the 2nd of April an event known as Salmon Friday, which saw the cities of Halifax and Marseille dissolving and part of the Holy City of Napoli leaving the nation citing concerns over loosing identity and lack of face to face interaction. Following Salmon Friday, emergency elections were called for the 8th of April. On the 17th of May, the Maritime Republic was announced to become the Second Maritime Republic following the passage of a new constitution. On the 13th of July, Kingdom of Aspen, Historiographer Republic of Aurorak and The Damariscotta merged to form the Confederation of The Northern Coast. On the 30th of July following weeks of debates and a national referendum, the nation changed its name back to Misberia, with it to go into affect on the 31st of July at 23:52 EST. On the 14th of November, Misberia officially gave its government up to the new unitary government at the Northern Coast, marking an end to the Misberian monarchy as a leading figure.
Misberia has a Sakom as regional head, and a Lord Chancellor to advise the Sakom. It is also a direct democracy, where citizens can propose constitutional amendments and legislation to the Technate or the Lord Chancellor in the Northern Coast. The reigning Sakom is the regional head and represents Misberia in its international and micronational cultural relations (although the Confederation of the Northern Coast has taken responsibility for all of Misberia's other diplomatic relations). The Sakom is able to sign any legislation into law. Judicial authority is vested in the court of the Confederation of the Northern Coast, with one member from each member state sent to serve on the Supreme Court hearing cases from around the Confederation. The Sakom has the power to hear lesser cases in Misberia and can refer cases to the court in the Confederation of the Northern Coast.
Otto Gillespie Birch
Sakom of Misberia
To the south and east is the Atlantic Ocean, and to the west is the state of Maine. The Canadian province of New Brunswick and the American state of Maine is to the north and northeast, Misberia is the eastern most region of the Confederation of the Northern Coast and within the United States. Misberia is in the temperate broadleaf and mixed forests biome and is covered by the mixed oaks of the Northeastern coastal forests.
Misberia has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb), with warm and sometimes humid summers, and long, cold and very snowy winters. The nation sees milder winters and cooler summers than inland regions as it mainly located on the coast. Daytime highs are generally in the 75–80 °F (24–27 °C) range throughout the state in July, with overnight lows in the high 50s °F (around 15 °C). January temperatures range from highs near 30 °F (−1 °C) on the southern coast. Precipitation in Misberia is evenly distributed year-round, and a slight late-fall or early-winter maximum along the coast due to "nor'easters" or intense cold-season rain and snowstorms. On the coast, the late spring and summer months are usually driest.
|Climate data for Maine|
Landsting of Misberia
|Average high °F (°C)||26
|Average low °F (°C)||4
The economy of the Landsting is small with limited use, and is based upon a barter and trade system where goods and services are decided on by the individuals in the deal. Misberian government makes money through a series of monthly donations from Clynk and redemption center programs.
The Landsting currently has 3 citizens with all being students attending school in some form or another with a majority in middle or high school in the United States. A majority of the region is Roman Catholic or another denomination of Christianity with small pockets of Syncretism being adhered to as well. The entire region is between the ages of 13 and 21, this has lead to a mainly large portion of regional policies being younger generational focused. The majority of the nation is male with some female citizenry, this however has not lead to a male dominated region, with many of the female population holding top positions in government. The population has a decent amount of LGBTQ members with many being well known citizens such as the Sakom being openly bi.
Main article: Culture of Misberia
The Culture of Misberia embodies the artistic, culinary, humor, political and social elements that are representative of Misberia and Misberians. Throughout Misberia's history, its culture has been influenced by European culture and traditions, mostly by the British and French, and by the Wabanaki Confederacy. Over time, elements of the cultures of Misberia's international populations have become incorporated to form a Misberia cultural mosaic. Certain segments of Misberia’s population have, to varying extents, also been influenced by the United Kingdom due to shared language, significant media penetration and geographic proximity.
Misberia is often characterized as being very diverse, progressive and libertarian. Misberia's Royal Government has often been described as the instigator of multicultural ideology because of its public emphasis on the concepts of pluralism and open mindedness. Misberia's culture draws from its broad range of nationalities, and policies that promote a just society are constitutionally protected. Misberian Government policies— such as, promotion and advocacy of LGBTQ+ communities, climate change education and advocacy and the promotion and advocacy of the Educational and Special Education fields — are social indicators of the country's political and cultural values. Misberians identify with the country's institutions of the monarchy, Military Police of Misberia, cultural exploration programs, and the constitution of Misberia.
The Misberian government has influenced culture with programs, laws and institutions. It has created government ran programs to promote Misberia culture through media, such as the Bluenoser Media Cooperation (BMC), and promotes many events which it considers to promote Misberian traditions.
Security and Defense
The Military Police of Misberia is an armed force responsible for protecting the Landsting of Misberia and asserting its claims. It is comprised of the National Gendarmerie, it is managed by the Sakom. The Military Police of Misberia became prominent in the former Misberian Confederacy when its expansion and professionalization caused a uptick in national interest during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Military Police of Misberia generally focuses on ceremonial functions, training, assisting with civilian projects and community service, the Military Police of Misberia has participated in twelve operations to date.