Socialist Federal Union of Ponderosa Hills

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Socialist Federal Union of Ponderosa Hills
Flag of Ponderosa Hills.svg
Flag
Emblem of Ponderosa Hills
Emblem
StatusUnrecognized state
Exerts control over parts of claimed territory
CapitalSonora (de jure)
Arastraville (de facto)
Largest cityArastraville
Official languagesEnglish (de facto)
Ethnic groups50.0% White
25.0% Mixed
25.0% Other
Religion50.0% Bobism
50.0% Irreligion or other
DemonymPonderosan
GovernmentFederal semi-direct democracy under a socialist multi-party presidential republic
• President
Leon Montan
• Deputy President
Johann Kümmel
LegislatureFederal Congress
Independence from the United States
• First socialist state established
26 July 2016
• Republic declared
20 November 2017
• Kingdom proclaimed
27 April 2018
• Empire founded
11 May 2018
• Second socialist state established
1 June 2019
• Independence formally declared
24 August 2019
• 2nd Constitution
12 December 2019
• Current Constitution
21 December 2020
Area
• Total
0.07 km2 (0.027 sq mi)
Population
• Estimate
4
HDI (2019) 0.857
very high
CurrencyPonderosan dollar (de jure)
United States dollar (de facto)
Time zoneUTC-8:00
• Summer (DST)
UTC-7:00 (UTC)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Drives on theright
Calling code+1 (209)
Internet TLD.pr (de jure), .ml (de facto)

The Socialist Federal Union of Ponderosa Hills, commonly known as Ponderosa Hills or Pondo, is a de facto autonomous region of the United States and Canada that claims to be a sovereign state, which has been described by observers as a micronation. It officially has 3 territorial claims spanning 2 macronations, although a majority of Ponderosan claimed territory is not controlled by the Ponderosan government. Ponderosa Hills is governed through a unitary directorial socialist multi-party republic, with two Presidents; Leon Montan and Jayden Lycon.

Etymology

The name "Ponderosa Hills" comes from the neighborhood (called Arastraville officially) with the same name. The neighborhood named "Ponderosa Hills" because it is located in a Ponderosa pine forest, and is made upon a large number of hills.

History

First socialist state

The first incarnation of the People's Republic of Ponderosa Hills was founded on 26 July 2016 by a 10 year-old Leon Montan. The nation was a de jure one-party state, however no political parties existed at the time. After the foundation of the country, Leon Momtan appointed himself as President, and his cat, Sixy Montan, as Prime Minister.

This entity was quickly forgot about, and was replaced by a more democratic republic once the President remembered about the entity.

Republic

In the November of 2017, Leon Montan remembered about the original People's Republic of Ponderosa Hills, so he created the Republic of Ponderosa Hills. A constitution was drafted, explaining the claims and government of Ponderosa Hills.

Kingdom

Not much was written down about the Kingdom of Ponderosa Hills, but it was led by King Sixy I, now known as Sixy Montan, and was created on 27 April 2018. Leon Montan was the Prime Minister. It ended when Leon Montan declared the Empire of Ponderosa Hills.

Empire

On 14 May 2019, Prime Minister Leon Montan proclaimed an empire, with himself as the Emperor and Prime Minister, and adopted a democratic parliamentary government. Ponderosa Hills became a more mainstream micronation during the Empire, after Leon Montan became active on MicroWiki@Discord.

Second socialist state

On 31 May 2020, the People's Republic of Ponderosa Hills replaced the Empire of Ponderosa Hills. The 2nd socialist state would eventually be replaced by the 3rd socialist state on 21 December 2020.

Government and politics

Political Parties

Party Logo Party Leaders Ideology Federal Congressmen Cabinet
¡Venceremos! - The Liberation Front (VLF) Venceremos logo.svg Leon Montan Socialism, Libertarian socialism, Eco-socialism, Agrarian socialism, Leon Montan Thought
8 / 10
1 / 2
Federalist Party (PF) Pondofederalist.svg Jayden Lycon Big tent, Federal state, Liberal democracy
1 / 10
1 / 2
Democratic Liberal Party (DLP) DLP.png Cristian Dobrev Liberal conservatism, Classical liberalism
1 / 10
0 / 2

Foreign Relations

Full foreign relations; treaties signed

Recognized states; no diplomatic relations

Informal relations

Recognition refused

Economy

Officially, Ponderosa Hills has a socialist economy, but in practice it is a capitalist system. Its currency is the Ponderosan dollar, but it de facto uses the United States dollar.

Geography

Ponderosa Hills is comprised of several constituent nations.

Climate

Climate data for Ponderosa Hills
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 12
(54)
14
(57)
16
(61)
19
(66)
24
(75)
29
(84)
33
(91)
33
(91)
29
(84)
24
(75)
16
(61)
12
(54)
21.8
(71.2)
Average low °C (°F) 0
(32)
1
(34)
3
(37)
4
(39)
7
(45)
10
(50)
13
(55)
13
(55)
10
(50)
6
(43)
2
(36)
0
(32)
5.8
(42.4)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 160
(6.3)
148
(5.83)
141
(5.55)
79
(3.11)
35
(1.38)
8
(0.31)
1
(0.04)
3
(0.12)
12
(0.47)
48
(1.89)
100
(3.94)
147
(5.79)
882
(34.72)
[citation needed]

Culture

Sports

The most popular sport in Ponderosa Hills is football. Ponderosa Hills is a member of the MFF and joined the 2019 MFF World Cup after New Eiffel became inactive. Ponderosa Hills placed second in the 2019 MFF World Cup, losing 46-10 to the former country of Quebec (now Paloma).

Music

A MiniDisc comprised of Tigrinya music leaning against a Sony MZ-NE410 MiniDisc recorder.

Music is very popular in Ponderosa Hills. There is not much unique Ponderosan music, but popular foreign genres include rap and music from the Tigray Region of Ethiopia and Tigrinya-speaking parts of Eritrea.

See also