Principality of Posaf

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Principality of Posaf
Posafgov.png FlagPosafnewcoa.png Coat of Arms

Motto
Let's Be One
Posafmaps.png Map of Squamily counties
Capital city Turtle City
Largest city Indian Woods (By population) Turtle Creek (By size)
Official language(s) English and German
Official religion(s) Christianity
Demonym Posafian
Government Elective Constitutional Monarchy
- Monarch HRH Prince Henry II
- Higher Lord Nicholas Randouler
- Lower Lord Nicolas Millan
Legislature The Kadelieort
- Type - Bicamerial
Established 2 January 2018
Area claimed 7 acres (2.8 hectares)
Population 50 (2018)
Currency Posafi Dollar Unit (PDU)
Time zone UTC -5
National sport Football (Soccer)
National drink Voss Water
National animal American Robin
Patron saint St. Bernadette
This nation is a full member of the Grand Unified Micronational

Posaf Government Website Posaf Government Twitter

Posaf which is, officially the Principality of Posaf (German: Fürstentum von Kadelie und Freunde) is a self-declared independent state, or more commonly known as a micronation to external obervers. Posaf was orginially founded outside of Cincinnati, Ohio but now has larger land claims, classified as States in the United States and Iraq with smaller claimes classified as Provinces in Canada and in Hong Kong with all having small pockets of land known as counties in; the Czech Republic, Finland, India, Republic of Korea, Pakistan, and Sweden.

Posaf was founded in early January by a group of friends who called themselves the Squamily. The core values of making Posaf was for better peace and equality and combating homophobia, and racial discrimination in the United States as well as bringing the divide of right-wing and left-wing people closer together. Originally was made as a simulationist micronation turned into a progect nation after the more organized government and with joining organizations such as the GUM, creating the Micronational Olympic Federation and being a founding member in the Cincinnati Pact.

The Principality scores a 4.7 on the Freayth's System of Classification and is classified as a 6th World Micronation after scoring a 8/12 on the Boodlesmythe-Tallini System by citizens of Posaf.

Etymology

Principality of Squamily and Friends comes from a mix of words made by the Squamily, or the founders of Posaf. Squamily comes from combining the word, "Squad" and "Family" which was the name of the friend group who founded Posaf. Friends are representing the other citizens in Posaf because there were expected to be more people outside of the group to join Posaf. When coming up with the name there have been other words to replace friends such as alliances, neighbours, citizens.

With Squamily being a new word there are not official translations made for the Principality of Squamily and Friends. The translation used in German is, Fürstentum von Kadelie und Freunde or FVKUF. Kadelie comes is the words of squad and family combined in German, such as it is in English

On December 1st, 2018, the Principality changed its name to the Princiaplity of Posaf. The name change was held after a refferundem that passed which led Posaf to use its shortname of Posaf, for its full name.

History

The Principality of Squamily and Friends was made by a group of friends (The Squamily) founded on 2 January 2018. Posaf was simply made because they wanted something new on their own rules. They wanted to be separate from the United States because they do not like what is currently going on inside the nation, with the injustice of equality. Also, they wanted to live with their own standards and lifestyle. Making Posaf was considered a success because it has more citizens the original group. Posaf has never been at war or in any international conflict, to prevent that on January 7th Posaf founded United Micronations along with the Principality of Andany, and the Kingdom of Falcar.

Picture of flooded Miami Road

In late 2017 and the beginning of 2018 Price Henry Edwelo of Posaf hosted founded the Micronational Olympic Federation or the MOF. The MOF is an intermicronational sport and gaming organization. The MOF hosts games annually, that are all online. When the MOF held their first games, hosted by the MOF, Posaf came in third place for overall medals. Many Posafians were happy about their nations achievement, later on, the former Minister of Sports and Culture announced that they will start a gaming team for Posaf.

On February 25, 2018, Prince Henry Rydina declared Posaf to be in a State of Emergency, due to flooding in the area. The Ohio River flooded due to the amount of rain in the area, in a short time. When the Ohio River floods one of its tributaries, the Great Miami River, will flood as well. The Great Miami River, neighbors Turtle Creek Land and flooded part of Posaf Street, Miami Road and Posaf and Prince Henry's neighbors. "I've never seen anything this bad before. They have to get into their house by a ladder, it's so saddening." Prince Henry said in an interview following the State of Emergency announcement. The Government went to normal operations again on March 4th, 2018. On May 10, 2018, the people of Posaf starting working on a conlang so Posafians could have their own language. On that same day, Posaf's suicide prevention program, We Care (P: Uue Kare) was started. On May 25, 2018, Neu Vaderland, led by Adalard Schneider, seceded from Posaf. After Adalard and Posafian authorities agreed to independence, Reich des Vaterlandes was proclaimed and Adalard became Kaiser.

Government and politics

Posaf is a constitutional and absolute elective monarchy lead by Prince Henry II, the reigning monarch. The government in Posaf consists of the Parliament, Ministries and the Monarch. Many believe that the Ministries are the same as the Parliament because the Ministries positions go to people in the House of Commons, but they are false. The reason of Posaf being an absolute monarchy is how the Constitution is set up, so the Monarch can approve and ratify new laws while solving disputes in the Parliament, and creating issues for elections or referendums.

Parliament

The Kadelieort consists of twelve total members, nine people from the House of Commons and three from the House of Lords. The Commons propose new laws and changes in the nation that the people request to the House of Lords, it has two or more people proposing the change or new law, when the Commoners want to remove a law they need at least four people to support them. The House of Lords makes sure that it applies to the constitution and is legitimate. Once that is done it is passed to the Monarch to get signed or vetoed. The Head of Government is the Higher Lord, out of the three. The Higher Lord is elected by the Commons after the Monarch selects their person. The Higher Lord can fire another member in the House of Commons, although it is rarely done. The only incident of someone getting fired was of Justin Donamana. The Higher Lord also is the judge of the Posafian Court. The Lower Lords does the basic things given to the Higher Lord, but without the other jobs.

Every seat in the House of Commons lasts for a one year to a six-month term unless an urgent election is called for. The Parliament has nine total seats with six representatives coming from the Squamily Sector, one from United Sector, and two from the Foreign Sector. After the general elections are done, the two parties with the highest amount of seats in the Parliament internally selects a candidate to go to the House of Lords, while the Monarch selects the other. This process of picking the Lordier is done before election time (January 12th). After they go to the House of Lords the House of Commons then votes on the new Higher Lord, who is the head of government. Although the Higher Lord does get elected, the opposition parties can make an alliance causing a snap election in the Kadelieort. If this does happen the opposition alliance in the Kadelieort will vote on a new Higher Lord.

Ministries

  • Ministry of Communications - led by the Minister of Communications, is responsible for foreign relations, and the government media.
  • Ministry of Culture - led by the Minister of Culture, is responsible for maintaining the culture of Posaf and finding new ways to integrate it with the citizens
  • Ministry of Environment - led by the Minister of Environment, is responsible for helping establish protected environment zones
  • Ministry of Education - led by the Minister of Education, is responsible for the Posafian Linguistic Education Service
  • Ministry of Finance - led by the Minister of Finance, is responsible for the Bank of Posaf, keeping Posaf out of debt, and the economy
  • Ministry of Sports - led by the Minister of Sport, is in charge of the PFA and for maintaining the sports in the nation
  • Ministry of State Security - led by the Chief of Defence, is responsible for protecting the nation from a domestic or a foreign attack

Monarch

The Monarch of Posaf is the Head of State in Posaf and acts like a President sometimes.

Former Monarchs

      Conservative (1)       Posaf Green (2)
# Monarch Monarch Name Prior Office Party Term Length Higher Lord
1 Henry Edwelo Prince Henry I Aug Monument Mayor Posaf-Green Jan 4 2018 - Jan 13 2018 vacant
2 Courtney Annalou Princess Courtney Conservative Party President Conservative Jan 13 2018 - Jan 16 2018 Henry Rydina
3 Henry Rydina Prince Henry II Higher Lord Posaf-Green Jan 16 - Incubment Maria Lynnae
Andrew Irons

Foreign relations

Foreign relations and foreign affairs are run by the Ministry of Communications. The Principality of Posaf has multiple diplomatic missions or embassies, in other micronations. Currently, there are three and the first is located in Kingston Ontario, Canada.
Countries with Posafian Embassies
  Canada
  Iraq
  USA
This embassy is run by Austin Jaax and also serves as the embassy to the Empire of Iustus. The second one is in Cincinnati, Ohio USA run by Rose Danen. Lastly, the third one is located in Baghdad, Iraq run by Mohammed Mahomed. There is one embassy project opening in Hong Kong run by Millania that will open in the latter part of 2018.

Along with embassies in other micronations, Posaf is home to other micronations as well. In Mae, Indian Woods there is the Austin Embassy to the United States, which serves as an embassy to Posaf too. Also in Mae, the Millanian Embassy to the United States is located there and acts as the embassy to Posaf as well.

The foreign relations are run by the Ministry of Communications, through the Parliament. When the process of beginning or ending diplomatic relations the bill or recognition will be passed through the House of Commons and House of Lords then the Monarch to sign to approve. This plan was put into place after Posaf dropped ties with the Principality of Andany. Before the process, the Ministry of Communications has to follow the foreign policy set up by the government and could establish ties with anyone.

Parties and elections

In Posaf elections are held every 6 months, and these elections are held on January 12th, and June 12th every year. When the Squamily was writing the constitution the 6-month pattern was aimed to have a good changing government. Every year Posaf will elect a new Monarch, by the popular vote. Along with the monarchical election, the people vote on House of Commons seats and issues from the monarch.

Posaf has 3 main political parties, the Conservative Party and Posaf-Green Party [Now the Liberal Party] which were both founded on January 3rd, 2018 and the New Democrats Party founded in March. Each party was founded by a group of members, although Courtney Annalou was the Conservative Party leader until she was the monarch. These three parties have been the biggest but third-parties have emerged with the Marketists Party and the New Nationalists Party, which has since been dissolved. Currently, only four parties exist in Posaf, with only 1 being classified as a third party.

Party Logo Party Leader Spectrum Idieolgies House of Commons House of Lords
Conservative CP ConservativeLogo2.png Rose Danen Centre-Right Conservatism
5 / 9
1 / 3
Liberal LPP LiberalPartyofPosafLogo.png Abby Batalia Centre-Left Liberalism
2 / 9
1 / 3
New Democrats Party NDP NewDemologo2.gif Grace Konn Centre Libertarianism
2 / 9
1 / 3

Administrative Regions

Posaf has multiple locations spread throughout the world, in which the majority of the land claims is in the United States.
Grand Falls located in Squamily
Lake Kimald located in Squamily
Essex Creek located in Essex
Mayor Residence in Wasat
The land is divided up into AROP's (Administrative Regions of Posaf) Each piece of land is put into an AROP, the land elects representatives [into the House of Commons] for their respected regions. Along with the representatives the AROP's elect Mayors for the head of their province.

During the elections for the House of Commons, the AROPs are divided into three groups, the Squamily (SQMY), United (UNTD) and Foreign (FORN). These places each have seats in the House of Commons, which the citizens of the region can run for. Currently, the Squamily gets five, United gets two, and Foreign gets two as well. As of the June 2018 Squamily sector holds six seats, United holds two and Foreign holds one.

Each AROP is divided into a category, by their governance. Currently, there are four categories;

  • States: A State in Posaf can write its own constitution and make its own laws but must align with the Posafian Constitution. States are often referred to as countituent country.
  • Federal Cities: A Federal City in Posaf is the same as a Province, except they hold federal offices such as Embassies, Ministry Offices, and more.
  • Province: A Province in Posaf follows the Posafian constitution, while there can be Provincial Laws that apply to the Province and it is the Mayor whos choice it it to ratify the Provincial Law.
  • Territory: A Territory in Posaf follows the constitution with no special laws unless a Provincial Law has been ratified by more than a half of the Provinces or Federal Cities.
Name Flag Coat of Arms Mayor Population Photo
States
Frenwick FrenwickFlag.png Adrien Lesier 1
Wasat WasatFlag2nd.png Mohammed Mahmood 2
Provinces
Essex Krzewofr.png Owen Edwelson 7
Squamily SquamilyFlag.png Jenna MacRonn 25
Asiata ASIATA.jpg Nicolas Millan 2
Nievenorte NievenorteFlag.png Austin Jaax 4
West Posaf WestPosafFlag.png Andy Irons 3
Federal Cities
Turtle City TurtleCityFlag.png Prince Henry II 2

Economy

The Posafian Economy is mainly driven off of selling items to people. Currently, this can only be done in Person by the government officials. The main items they sell are Firewood, Flags, Mini flags, and Non-Legal PDU money. The government has been trying to find more intriguing ways to help the economy. There have been ideas of doing guided tours of Indian Woods and Turtle Creek Land. With most of the citizens are in school, there have been thoughts of selling school supplies to the local community.

Posafi Dollar Unit

One Posafi Dollar Bill

The PDU is backed by the "Firewood Standard," ¶2 is equal to one log of firewood. It must be 1½ feet long or larger. Posaf is mainly located near wooded areas so the people came up with the standard, for Posaf. Posaf is one of the two (the other being Quietrock) micronation to use the PDU. You can trade in 1 USD for 2 PDU in Posaf. The firewood standard has not been put into place yet. The Posaf Bank is only Printing out ¶1, ¶5, and ¶10 bills. The Posaf Bank has also made ¶1 coins to use, although these coins cannot be used for legal tender yet. The coins are made out of clay, currently, only four of the coins are used today. Prince Henry of Turtle City will have a referendum to see if the people will want to use the coins or keep them as a collector's item. The Posafi Dollar uses the pilcrow symbol for the currency sign.

Culture

Cuisine

Posafian cuisine is largely dominated by American dishes based on the population located in the United States. This often includes a simple breakfast with cereals, eggs, breakfast shakes, and other common dishes. Lunch and dinner or supper are often the same with western style sandwiches and other foods. With the majority of the population based in and near Cincinnati, Ohio some of the dishes may include or be chilli. Chilli in the area is often unique as it comes from the popular restaurant, Skyline Chili, which is popular in Squamily too. Made with different style ingredients, other versions made by Posafias are common too. Attempts to make a traditional Posafian cuisine have been successful in making small meals. A traditional Rice and Soup have been made using different ingredients to make a different flavor.

Religion

The official religion of Posaf is Christianity. When Posaf first wrote its constitution it was decided that whatever the monarchs faith is, it is the official religion. Currently, there are four religions that are practiced in Posaf today, which are; Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism. So far Christianity is the biggest religion with around 77% of Posaf identifying as a Christian. Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism are minority religions with only one follower each.

In Posaf being Aethiest or Agnostic, is considered non-religious by the government. This was set into place in April, 2018. These people are viewed as non-religious as in Posaf Aethist and Agnostic do not mean anything. Although there have been attempts to change this back to Aethiest and Agnostic.

Language

The official language of Posaf is Pinglish, based off of "Singlish" in Singapore. Instead of using an exclamation point and a question mark the Pinglish language uses the word to end the sentences, along with a period. If a sentence is considered funny or comical the sentence ends in "lol." An example would be, "He broke the table lol." If a sentence is considered tense or in a scary feeling the sentence ends in "lha." One example of the word getting used is, "The abandoned school was eerie that." Finally, if the sentence is a question the sentence would end in, "rah." An example would be, "What are we having for dinner rah." Any other sentence would end in a period.

On May 12th, 2018 the Ministry of Culture announced that they will begin the process of creating a new language using the Latin alphabet.

Holidays

Holiday Date Meaning
New Years Day 1 Jan To celebrate the beginning of a new year
Independence Day 2 Jan Celebrate the day Posaf came independent.
Flag Day 6 Jan Celebrate the adaptation of the Posafian Flag
Norton Day 8 Jan Commemorate the first Emperor of the United States.
Monarch Day 16 Jan The Day to celebrate the new Monarch in Posaf, and the Monarch.
Black Tables Day 22 Jan A day to remember it's okay to make mistakes and be clumsy.
You Day 29 Feb An extra day where you can do what you want and to be yourself.
Mothers Day 17 Mar A day to honor and love your mother for what she has done for you.
Cancer Awareness Day 21 Apr A day to remember those who are fighting cancer or those who have passed from the disease. It is normal to dress in purple.
Burning of The Books 31 May To celebrate the end of the school year by burning unwanted things.
Cross Day 3rd Wednesday of June Halfway through the year mark, traditional Summer cleaning.
Summer Day 22 Jun To celebrate the first full day of the season of Summer.
First Fall 20 Aug The traditional day when citizens go back to school.
Patriot Day Sep 11 An American holiday to remember the lives lost in the 9/11/01 attacks. All flags are ordered to be at half-mast.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week 4th Friday of September A day to remember those who are fighting cancer or those who have passed from Prostate Cancer. It is normal to dress in blue.
Halloween Oct 31 Halloween Day to go trick-or-treating with friends and family.
Appendix Cancer Awareness Week 4th Friday of November A day to remember those who are fighting cancer or those who have passed from Appendix Cancer. It is normal to dress in yellow.
New Years Eve Dec 31 To celebrate the end of the year

Sport

Media

Posaf has one state-run news company the Government Post which deals with big events in Posaf. Along with that, the Posaf Government is on YouTube as well using their channel for campaign videos, tours, and how the Kadelieort works. There are other private run news blogs such as the Posaf Press which has an average six views daily.

See also