Pinang

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Pinang, officially the Pinangese Republic (Italian: Repubblica Pinanghese), known also as the Third Republic of Pinang, is a landlocked micronation located in Europe and in Middle East with a population of 9 inhabitants (not including foreign-resident citizens). It borders with Italy, Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom. Its capital is Estosadok and it's a Semi-Presidential Republic [1] since 1st March 2021. Pinang has a score of 3.2 on Categoric-Gradial System of Classification and a score of 3.1 on Roscoe's Scale of Micronational Seriousness.

Pinangese Republic (EN)

Repubblica Pinanghese (IT)

Пинангьская Республикa (RU)


1st March 2021 — Present

Flag of Pinang.svg FlagCoat of arms of Pinang (June 2021).png

Motto
Libertà, Giustizia e Progresso
(Freedom, Justice, and Progress)
Anthem
Fischia il vento
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Capital cityEstosadok
Largest cityEstosadok
Official language(s)Italian
Official religion(s)secular state
Short namePinang
DemonymPinangese
GovernmentUnitary Semi-Presidential Republic
- PresidentTobey Wyles
- Prime MinisterGiuseppe Mazzini
LegislatureSenate of Pinang
- Type - Unicameral
EstablishedRepublic of Pinang: April 18, 2018
Annexation to Italy: June 11, 2018
Reformation as Archduchy: June 15, 2018


Second Republic: October 21, 2019
Formation of the Triumvirate: February 2, 2020
Formation of the Commonwealth of Pinang: May 2, 2020
Formation of the Third Republic: March 1, 2021

Area claimed<0,5 km²
Population9 (55 citizens)
CurrencyEuro
Time zoneUTC+0 (in Bunnystan), UTC+1 (in Metropolitan Pinang), UTC+3 (in Zmiteria)
National dishDöner Kebab
National drinkKvas (non-alcoholic variety)
National animalFlying sloth
This micronation is a member of IACD.

Etymology

The name 'Pinang' derives from the old name of George Town, a city located in Malaysia. Pinang was created as a political-military game of a fictitious state with capital George Town in January 2018.

History

First Republic

Initial Period

The First Republic of Pinang was born on April 18, 2018. The next day the elections were held and the president of the Golden Party won. On April 24, the constitution was approved. On May 8, the president founded the CTASIO. On May 21, a referendum was held to enter the Kermadec Union.

The crisis of Pinang

On June 4, the president accused the minister of foreign affairs of organising a revolution. The next day he was accused of false accusations and is banned for 5 days. The Minister of Foreign Affairs organised a referendum to anticipate the elections. The following day the Minister of Foreign Affairs surrendered.

Archduchy

On June 15, the Archduchy of Pinang was formed and the following day elections were held for the Archduke. On 19 June the former vice-president officially became the Archduke of Pinang. On 6 August 2018 two new territories are annexed and the population increases by 4 inhabitants.

Pre-Electoral Crisis

On 17 October 2019, Elections were postponed due to lack of necessary candidates. On 18 October 2019, President of the Golden Party, Esty resigned from the office of Prime Minister and President of Parliament. On October 19, a new draft constitution is presented to parliament by ex-Premier Esty.

Second Republic

The Second Republic of Pinang was created on 21 October 2019 the day after the approval of the new constitution. The first presidential election was won by the former premier Esty. On 2 February 2020, the fourth constitution entered into force and on 22 March 2020 after a referendum, the Julian calendar became the state calendar. On 30 April 2020, the Triumvirate has approved the current constitution.

Commonwealth

On 2nd May 2020, the current constitution came into force.

Geography

Territory

Pinang borders on Italy, Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom. It has 9 scattered enclaves in Italy, one in UK and another one in Saudi Arabia.

Demographics

Currently, Pinang has 10 inhabitants.

Date Population Percentual
18 April 2018 8
18 August 2018 10 +20%
18 December 2018 11 +16.67%
18 April 2019 11 0%
18 August 2019 12 +8,33%
18 December 2019 10 -16,67%
18 April 2020 9 -10%
18 August 2020 9 0%
18 December 2021 9 0%
18 April 2021 10 +11%


Sexes
Male
  
77%
Female
  
22%

Nationalities

The majority of the population is Italian.

Nationality
Italy
  
77%
Belarus
  
22%

Religions

Nationality
Catholicism
  
44%
Orthodox Christianity
  
22%
Atheism
  
22%
Ecclesians
  
11%


The most practiced religion is the Catholicism but there are also Orthodox, Ecclesian and Atheist minorities.

Politics

Pinang is a semipresidential Republic. The President is the head of state, appoints the attorneys, is the head of the armed forces and is elected every four months. The Prime Minister is the head of government, coordinates foreign affairs, is appointed every four months, chairs the Council of Ministers, appoints the ministers and the deputy prime minister. The prime Minister can be removed by the Senate with a motion of no confidence. The Senate is composed of all the citizens who are almost 12 years old and are members of the discord server. The senate holds the legislative power.

Parties

Party Name Leader Position Ideologies Senate Acronym
Major Party
People's Democracy Esty Carpentieri Left-wing Democratic Socialism, Eco-Socialism and Antifascism
16 / 54
PEDEM
Republican Bloc Tobey Wyles Right-Wing National Conservatism, Social Conservatism and Traditionalism
5 / 54
RB
Lemonist Party FastGamer45 from Centre to Right-Wing Lemonism
4 / 54
LP
Democratic Progress Party Giuseppe Mazzini Centre Social Liberalism, Progressivism and Classical Liberalism
3 / 54
DEMPRO


Minor Party
Pinangese Conservative Front Tucker Gladden Centre-right Libertarian Conservatism, Pro-LGBT rights and Christian Democracy
2 / 54
PCF
Marxist-Leninist Party Koshov Malli Far-left Marxism-Leninism, Anticapitalism and Antifascism
1 / 54
MLP
Pinangese Social-Liberal Party Moses Centre Social Liberalism
1 / 54
PSLP
Buzzit Party of Geekos Governor of Bazhong Right-wing Unknown
1 / 54
PBG
Blue Gandalf Party Mo Big Tent Social Democracy
2 / 54
BGP
Pink Gandalf Party Why Centre-Left Social Democracy
1 / 54
PGP
Democratic Revolution Party Former Archduke Left-wing Left-Wing Souverainism, Economic Nationalism and Populism
2 / 54
PRD

Administrative Subdivisions

Pinang is subdivided into 4 provinces and one municipality.

Name Location Governor
Municipality of Estosadok Northern Italy Esty Carpentieri (PEDEM)
Province of Sankara Northern Italy Former Kaiba (RB)
Province of Bazhong Northern Italy Buz (Buzzit)
Province of Bunnystan Southern England Woloo (PEDEM)
Province of Zmiteria Arabic Peninsula King Mo (BGP)

Armed forces

Military Forces


The Military forces are divided into two regiments: the 1st Regiment Estosadok and the 2nd Regiment Gandalf. The Military Forces were established by the former President Esty on April 19, 2018. The color of the Military Forces is the Blue.

Statal Police

The Statal Police was established on April 19, 2018.

Secret Services

The Secret Services were established by the Archduke on 6 September 2018.

Foreign Affairs

Nations recognized [8]

(As a micronation)

Nations which recognize Pinang

Nations not recognized


Governments and Heads of state and Head of Government not recognized

  • Flag of Belarus.svg Belarusian president Aleksandr Lukashenko and Current Belarusian Government
  • Flag of Bulgaria.svg Current Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borisov and current Government of Bulgaria

References