Montania

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Montania
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Flag
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Coat of Arms

Motto
Democracy, Brotherhood, Fatherland
Anthem
God Save the Prince
Capital city Saint Josephsburg
Official language(s) English, Russian, Ashukov
Demonym Montanian
Government Unitary state;
Provisional Republic;
Direct democracy
- Provisional President Joseph Kennedy
- Crown Prince George II Emmanuel
Legislature Provisional Council
- Type - Unicameral provisional assembly
Established 28 January 2013 (as Federal Republic)
6 April 2013 (first People's Republic)
4 September 2013 (second People's Republic)
5 January 2014 (as Principality)
6 August 2014 (in current form)
Area claimed 5.5 acres
Population 15
Currency Ashukov Denar
Time zone EST, UTC
National sport Basketball
National animal Black Bear
Patron saint Saint Luke the Evangelist


Montania is a small North American State of the Ashukov Federation. A former constituent nation of the Confederation of Saint Luke and Amager (February 2013 - April 2013), Montania became a Socialist Republic a few months before founding the Ashukov Federation on May 25, 2013. It later renounced Marxism-Leninism, and is now a direct-democratic provisional republic.

Etymology

The name "Montania" is derived from the Spanish word Montaña, meaning "mountain".

History

The independence of the Federal Republic of Montania, Montania's first incarnation, was declared on 28 January 2013. Following a socialist coup and a brief provisional government, the People's Republic of Montania was established.

The Establishment (January 2013)

Montania was established on 29 January 2013, after the dissolution of a micronation known as Plaktukai, by Joseph Kennedy, Zachary Wallace and Kaushik Legata.

The Amagerian Era (February 2013 - April 2013)

Montania joined the Confederation of Saint Luke and Amager on 6 February 2013. Following the resignation of First Minister Jules Grant, the Labour Party of Amager, established by Joseph Kennedy and Vladimir II of Doshevika, came to power with Leon Simpson's ascension to the office of First Minister.

On 6 April 2013, following Doshevika's declaration of independence, the Confederation of Amager was dissolved by the Federal Assembly and Montania re-gained its full sovereignty.

Single-Party Rule (April 2013 - May 2013)

Following the dissolution of Amager, Joseph Kennedy established the Communist Party of Montania and lead a socialist coup against the Federal Republic. The coup was successful, and the Provisional People's Government was established, with Kennedy as its Chairman. This coup lead to the establishment of a single-party system in Montania.

Nine days later, the People's Republic of Montania was established as a single-party socialist republic, lead by the Communist Party of Montania. The 1st Constitution of the People's Republic was adopted, which stated that the Communist Party was the leading force in society.

Ashukovo (May 2013 - Present)

On 25 May 2013 Montania joined Akharnes, Dorien and Dradelia to found the Ashukov Federation. Since then, the Montanian government declined in activity, with all regional representatives setting a primary focus on Federal matters. The Second Constitution of the People's Republic was adopted on 4 September 2013 by the Constitutional Congress.

After a short time as a Federal Territory, Montania became a state again as the Principality of Montania.

Government and Politics

Montania is a directly democratic provisional government. It is led by the Provisional President, currently Joseph Kennedy.

Demographics

Subdivisions

Montania is a unitary state, consisting of Oblasts and Krajs. Oblasts are divided into cities and towns.

Towns

Towns are inhabited territories which are fully incorporated into Montania. They are locally administered by Town Councils, which consist of all willing Citizens of the Town above the age of ten, and a Mayor.

Name Flag Mayor Population Description
Rizania Flag of Rizania.png R. Kennedy 8 A small enclave of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Most densely populated Town

Territories

Territories are uninhabited territories which are fully incorporated into Montania. Because they have no population, law is enforced by a Commissioner, who is appointed by the Prince and serves at his pleasure.

Name Flag Commissioner Description
Ostrovia Flag of Montania.png W. Kennedy Two small islands located along the border of Kentucky and West Virginia, southeast of Rizania.
New Akharnes Flag of Montania.png R. Kennedy Small island located along the border of Kentucky and West Virginia, northwest of Rizania.

Culture

Montanian culture is mainly influenced by Slavic and Amagerian cultures, with elements from Renaissance Italian culture present.

Sports

American football, basketball and golf are the most popular sports in Montania.