Socialist Federal Union of Ponderosa Hills
Socialist Federal Union of Ponderosa Hills
Exerts control over parts of claimed territory
|Capital||Sonora (de jure)|
Arastraville (de facto)
|Ethnic groups||50.0% White |
|Religion||50.0% Bobism |
50.0% Irreligion or other
|Government||Federal semi-direct democracy under a socialist multi-party presidential republic|
• President and Brotherly Leader of the Revolution
• Deputy President
|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|
|0.07 km2 (0.027 sq mi)|
|HDI (2022)||▲ 0.933|
|Currency||Ponderosan dollar (de jure) |
United States dollar (de facto)
• Summer (DST)
|Drives on the||right|
|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 several 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 federal semi-direct democracy under a socialist multi-party presidential republic, with Leon Montan serving as its President.
The name "Ponderosa Hills" comes from an identically named neighborhood in California. It gets its name from its location in a Ponderosa pine forest and its hilly terrain.
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 Montan 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.
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.
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.
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.
Government and politics
|Party Name||Logo||Party Leaders||Ideology||Federal Congressmen||Cabinet|
|¡Venceremos! - The Liberation Front (VLF)||Leon Montan||Socialism, Libertarian socialism, Eco-socialism, Agrarian socialism, Leon Montan Thought|
|Federalist Party (PF)||Jayden Lycon||Big tent, Federal state, Liberal democracy|
|Democratic Liberal Party (DLP)||Cristian Dobrev||Liberal conservatism, Classical liberalism|
Full foreign relations; treaties signed
- Desert District
- New Richmond Republic
- Peoples Republic of Labotos
Recognized states; no diplomatic relations
- All UN member states except Israel
- Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
- South Ossetia
- Donetsk People's Republic
- Luhansk People's Republic
Ponderosa Hills is comprised of several constituent nations.
|Climate data for Ponderosa Hills|
|Average high °C (°F)||12
|Average low °C (°F)||0
|Average Precipitation mm (inches)||160
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 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.