New Richmond Republic

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This article is about the country, the New Richmond Republic. For the former Austenasian and New Virginian city which now serves as the Republic's capitol, see City of New Richmond.

New Richmond Republic
Flag of New Richmond
Flag
Seal of New Richmond
Seal
Motto: 
"Montani Semper Liberi" (Latin)
"Mountainers are always free"
CapitalCity of New Richmond
(also largest city)
Official languagesEnglish
DemonymNew Richmonder
GovernmentUnitary one-party socialist republic with local direct democracy
• People's Commissioner
K. Riley Kennedy
• Party Secretary-General and Prime Minister
Brooklyn Kennedy
• First Justice of the People's Tribunal
Vacant
LegislatureCongress of People's Councils
and local People's Councils
Establishment
• Establishment of the Dominion of New Richmond
16 August 2013
11 February 2020
29 July 2021
• Proclamation of the New Richmond Republic
2 August 2021
Population
• Estimate
20
CurrencyUnited States dollar
Time zoneEST
Date formatdd/mm/yy
Drives on theright
Calling code+1


The New Richmond Republic, often abbreviated as the NRR and unofficially referred to simply as New Richmond, is an autonomous territorial entity which claims to be a sovereign state but is more commonly referred to as a micronation by external observers. Based primarily in the Cumberland Mountains of eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia, the Republic was established in the wake of the New Virginian July Revolution.

The New Richmond Republic is governed as a one-party state under the leadership of the Blair Mountain League. The party - and therefore, the Republic - is avowedly socialist, advocating for the promotion of "socialism as developed in a pragmatic and realistic way." The supreme organ of state power mandated by the Republic's Basic Law is the Congress of People's Councils, which consists of delegates elected by local directly-democratic assemblies known as People's Councils. The Congress also elects the People's Commissioner of the Republic (the ceremonial head of state), the Central Executive Committee (the executive authority of the state) and the People's Tribunal (the judiciary) - together, these four institutions constitute the Central People's Government.

The NRR's history begins with the establishment of the Dominion of New Richmond - a colony of the Empire of Austenasia - on 16 August 2013. New Richmond developed and grew to become the largest city of the Empire and the heart of the Duchy of New Virginia, an Austenasian region based primarily in the eastern United States. On 11 February 2020, the City of New Richmond and other New Virginian municipalities seceded to establish the Commonwealth of New Virginia, of which New Richmond was de facto capital city. In the July Revolution, New Richmonders overwhelmingly supported the 29th of July Movement; following the collapse of the revolutionary government, the remnants of that Movement within New Richmond would reorganize themselves as the Blair Mountain League and proclaim the foundation of the New Richmond Republic.

Etymology

The New Richmond Republic is named for its capital, the City of New Richmond, which itself was named for the Commune of Richmond in the now-defunct Union of Libereco. Libereco was a constituent nation-state of the Confederation of Saint Luke and Amager, which New Richmond City was once part of through the Federal Republic of Montania. The name was chosen as a reflection of the region's Amagerian cultural and historical roots.

History

New Richmond was initially established as the Dominion of New Richmond on 16 August 2013 as a crown dependency of the Empire of Austenasia. Under the Dominion, New Richmond was governed independently of the Empire's national government by a Governing Commissioner - a position only ever held by founder of New Richmond Brooklyn Kennedy - who was appointed by the Emperor of Austenasia. New Richmond was notable for being the first Austenasian crown dependency to enact its own constitution and establish a local democratic assembly - the Dominion Assembly, consisting of the Governing Commissioner's Lord Lieutenant and the directly-democratic House of Burgesses.

​On 6 September 2014, the Dominion of New Richmond expanded to include the City of Saint Josephsburg, which was formerly part of the Ashukov Federation. The next day, the Parliament of the Empire of Austenasia voted to incorporate New Richmond as an Austenasian Town, and was the first North American town and the foundation of the Duchy of New Virginia alongside the Town of Shineshore. New Richmond continued to expand in both landmass and population, becoming the largest inhabited territory of the Empire. During its time within Austenasia, New Richmond would serve as the home of the Austenasian Prime Minister's office for nearly five years, and would produce three Consuls and two Representatives. On 9 January 2017, New Richmond was elevated to the new status of Austenasian City.

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People's Councils

Central People's Government

Blair Mountain League

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