Neuborrnia-Merientalia

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Federal Republic of Neuborrnia-Merientalia
Republik Federal Neuborrnia-Merientalia
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Flag of Neuborrnja-Merientalia
Flag
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Coat of arms
Motto: Concordia res parvæ crescunt
Latin: Unity makes strength
Location of Neuborrnja-Merientalia
Capital
and largest city
Strada
Official languagesEnglish, Indonesian, Stradan
Recognised regional languagesPenariansk, Concordian, High Stradan, Uryfae, Nathanian, Ruslandian
Religion
Christianity (Protestant & Catholic), Islam
Demonym(s)Neuborrnia-Merientalian, Neuborrnian, Merientalian, Pejatenian
GovernmentFederal Direct Democratic Republic
• President
Arda Sandya
Reformation from Pejaten
• Pejatenian Abolition, Establishment of the FRNM
4 April 2020, TBA
• Current constitution
TBA
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Total
4.58 USD
CurrencyIndonesian Rupiah, Pejatenian Dollar (IDR; Rp)
Time zoneWestern Indonesian Time UTC+07
Date formatmm-dd-yyyy;
Driving sideleft
Calling code+62
Patron saintSanta Maria Della Strada

Neuborrnia-Merientalia, officially known as the Federal Republic of Neuborrnia-Merientalia (Indonesian: Republik Federal Neuborrnia-Merientalia), is an Indonesian micronation located in the Stradan Sector. It was founded in 2018 as the United Indonesian States of Sapu Lidi and was established in its current form in 2020 as a successor to the Republic of Pejaten.

The Neuborrnian government is a federal republic consisting of the executive and the judicial. It is also a direct democracy, which serves as a replacement to the legislative branch.

Neuborrnia-Merientalia is relatively active in the micronational community and serves as a pioneer in Stradan micronationalism and the Micronation Hub Community.

Etymology

The Name Neuborrnia-Merientalia comes from proposed names from two stradan politicians who had proposed a name for their new micronational project.

Neuborrnia, proposed by Aaron Penyami, based on the two words 'Neu' meaning new in German and 'børr' meaning born in High Stradan. The two words combined Neubørr meaning new-born suggests the idea of Neuborrnia-Merientalia being a newborn and 'the new face of Pejaten'.

Merientalia, proposed by Arda Sandya, originating from the word 'meridien-orientalis' meaning southeast in an unidentified langauge.


History

Neuborrnia-Merientalia was founded as the United Indonesian States of Sapu Lidi in Early 2018. It was originally a micronational project established for a friend group named Sapu Lidi. Later, the United Indonesian States begin distancing themselves from their original purpose and became more independent and focused as a pioneer in Stradan Micronationalism.

The United Southeast Asian States and Pejaten became the leading nation in the Stradan micronationalist movement and has become part of several other micronational communities such as the Micronation Hub , micronationalist community in Instagram, and the Indonesian micronational community.

Entering 2019, activity in Pejaten began declining. One of the leading factors due to citizens graduating from school and some citizens deciding to move their educational center away from Strada. This leads to the inactivity of the Stradan sub-sector of 2019 and leads to the dissolution of Pejaten in 2020. After the dissolution of pejaten, it was promised that a new micronational project which acts as a successor to Pejaten would be established in 2020 soon. Neuborrnia-Merientalia stands as a Stradan micronation established in April 2020.

2020 saw the rise of micronational activity of Strada, specifically in Neuborrnia-Merientalia. Neuborrnia-Merientalia in 2020 saw the rise of political activity, economic growth, law activity, community, and nationalism. Thanks to figures like Theo Khrisna, Arda Sandya, Antonius Christiano, and Aaron Penyami, Neuborrnia-Merientalia experiences a developing micronation.

Politics and government

Law and order

Neuborrnia-Merientalia under the constitution is a federal direct democratic republic. It consists of the branches of executive, legislative, and judicial.

The executive government is similar to most executive branches of governments in the world. Consisting of a president, vice president, and a prime minister and the ministries. By the constitution, the people of FRNM elect a presidential individual in a general election to represent the country and appoint other executive officials. As of May 2020, all executive officials claim the status of pro-tempore due to Neuborrnia-Merientalia having a small number of citizens.

The legislative government is a unique and the biggest branch out of all. As the constitution claims to 'establish a democratic society', the legislative government consists of the House of Represantives as the upper house and the people of Neuborrnia-Merientalia themselves acts as a lower house. Using a system where the Riksdag propose bills and the people of Neuborrnia-Merientalia to vote on bills. Neuborrnia-Merientalians, besides voting on legislation, also votes on referendums and general elections, and also veto executive orders. This puts non-governmental Neuborrnia-Merientalians on a strong position in politics as a direct-democratic state.

The judicial government is the smallest branch in the government. The judicial acts as a body to inspect law activity. Consisting only of the general court, its officials are appointed by a presidential body.

Politics

Parliamantary ballot papers.

Politics in Neuborrnia-Merientalia is a topic that is discussed in some situations. Political activity in Neuborrnia-Merientalia usually takes place in the early few months of the year following the general elections.

Political ideologies in Neuborrnia-Merientalia is barely present among citizens. Only a few micronationalists own posses separate political opinions. However, political parties do exist despite having a small amount of parties such as the Prosperous FRNM, Democrats, Conservatives, Greens, Socialists, and the Stradan Democrats.

Foreign relations

Neuborrnia-Merientalia has an open policy on foreign relations, however, it is also possible to have relations be cut by popular vote. Neuborrnia-Merientalia informally recognizes all micronations in the world. Neuborrnia-Merientalia also has formally recognized other nations which were stated in a list made by the executive government. When it comes to diplomatic relations, Neuborrnia-Merientalia has a few micronations with relations, only to a few of 4-5 micronations. In June 2020, in response to the rise of Kastravina, Neuborrnia-Merientalia, along with the Second Republic of Concordia, Altenburg, and the Ruslandian Empire joined an alliance named the Quadruple Entente.

Geography and climate

Picture taken in New Delaware.

Neuborrnia-Merientalia is located in South Jakarta in the district of Pasar Minggu and Cilandak, in the administrative village of Pejaten and Gandaria Selatan. All of its territories are landlocked. However, the Altenbürg River connects Strada to the java sea. Neuborrnia-Merientalia also has a wet season from around October to March and a dry season from around April to September.

Economy

The constitution of Neuborrnia-Merientalia calls for a free market capitalist economy where the government should not be involved unless in necessary situations such as to increase economic growth. Like all Stradan micronations, the Indonesian rupiah is used as a universal currency among Stradan micronations while still having a standard currency in the nation. The federal reserve uses a system of the 'rupiah standard', where similar to the gold standard, all Kroner should be backed by real rupiahs. This system is used to transform Neuborrnia-Merientalian krones into a legitimate currency and to avoid law problems.

As of May 2020, Neuborrnia-Merientalia saw economic growth as Kroner are being used among citizens, and private and public businesses rise in micronational communities. Most economic activities are recorded in the National Bank database, due to the COVID-19 economic crisis citizens are unable to directly make transactions.

Culture and media

Culture in Neuborrnia-Merientalia is be separated into two categories: micronational culture and native culture. Micronational culture is the classification of culture which origins as a part of micronationalist nationalism and patriotism, while native culture acts as "the culture of the people"

There is also a classification of three cultures in Neuborrnia-Merientalia which are the Stradan culture, Indonesian culture, and Pejatenian culture. Stradan culture is the most dominating culture in Neuborrnia-Merientalia, origination from the Stradan sector. Indonesian culture acts as a predecessor to the two cultures, and Pejatenian culture sits as a side culture/indigenous culture in Pejaten.

Stradans are separated into two groups: Mirdenst Stradans, Stradans who participate in micronationalism, and enhnerde Stradans, Stradans who aren't joining the micronational movement. some enhnerde Stradans are aware of micronationalism, little of them oppose micronationalism. Mirdenst Stradans wants to grow their population while refrain from growing at the same time, the reason for this is due to concerns micronationalism gets exposed to the world and the media and considered anti-Indonesian separatists. Stradans and Pejatenians identify themselves as "still Indonesian" while holding a Pejatenian identity.

Language

Indonesian and English is commonly used by Neuborrnia-Merientalians, they're both the language of daily life and is used in communication frequently. Although Indonesian is officially the language of communication and daily life and education, and English acts as the language of government and media, Indonesian is still used frequently in the government. Stradan is used as the language of the culture and people, Stradan is considered ceremonial to Stradan and it's considered as an alien language, there have been some movements for the use of Stradan in daily communication, none have been successful so far. There are also several regional languages in Neuborrnia-Merientalia such as Ruslandian, High-Stradan, Altebürgs, Uryfae, Nathanian, Concordian, and the indigenous Pejatenian. Arda Sandya, an aspiring linguist, has been creating organizations for other languages such as Javanese or Toki Pona.

Media

Camera recording SNB TV footage

Neuborrnia-Merientalians are dependent on two micronational major sources. The Neuborrnian Times is an official government news source on the official website. SNBC has also become a news source for Neuborrnia-Merientalians and has stood since The USAS era in mid-2018.


Art

Daniel Punuh reading the Ruslandian scrolls

Art is not exactly a popular topic in Neuborrnia-Merientalia, as the purpose of citizens joining is political. While visual art may not be endorsed in Neuborrnia-Merientalia, Music is heavily endorsed.

Music in Neuborrnia-Merientalia is divided into four categories which either fall into patriotic, classical, folk, microtonal, and modern. Patriotic music has been long present in Neuborrnia-Merientalia and the Stradan sector since it's founding in 2018. The majority are usually macro national-patriotic music which had their lyrics changed to reflect micronationalism, while some originate from Neuborrnia in terms of originality. Classical music has also been endorsed and popular in early 2020.

While art may not be too present in Neuborrnia-Merientalia, foreign Stradan culture has been present and popular in Neuborrnia-Merientalia's history. Ruslandian culture has become an example of successful micronational art in Neuborrnia-Merientalia.