Principality of New Eiffel
|Largest city||New Leeds|
|Official languages||English |
|Recognised national languages||Hungarian |
|Recognised regional languages||North New Eifellic (Nart-nov-eifellen lingv) Dutch |
|Ethnic groups||46.15% South African |
23.03% New Eiffelic (2019)
|Religion||Church of New Eiffel|
|Demonym||New Eiffelish (de jure)|
|Government||Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|Joost I (last)|
• Prime Minister
|Christina Nowell (last)|
• Speaker of Parliament
|Independence from the United Kingdom|
|31 December 2017|
|4 June 2018|
• Principality established
|11 August 2018|
• First constitution
|1 March 2019|
• Last constitution
|1 April 2020|
|1 November 2020|
|0.00058 km2 (0.00022 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
|0.04/km2 (0.1/sq mi)|
|Currency||Pound Sterling |
New Eiffelic Ping (de jure)
South African Rand
Euro (de facto)
|Time zone||UTC±00:00 (New Eiffelic Time)|
|Drives on the||left|
|Calling code||+895 (de jure) |
+38 (CA VoIP Project)
+44 (de facto)
|GUM 3-letter code||NEI|
The Principality of New Eiffel (PNE), commonly known as New Eiffel[a] (NE), and formerly known as New Temporary and New Finland, was a self-proclaimed sovereign state, more commonly referred to as a micronation by external observers. Located in northwestern Europe, it was landlocked almost completely within London, England. New Eiffel was a constitutional monarchy with Prince Joost I as the head of state. Its population is 5, however it had 25 total citizens. The capital was Új Repülő and the largest city was New Leeds. New Eiffel had 3 official languages (English, Afrikaans, New Eiffellian), 3 national languages (Hungarian, Arabtemporarian, Zësøtix), and 3 recognised minority languages (LOLspeak, Flemish, Dutch). The main area of New Eiffel with its capital and legislation is sometimes known as Mainland New Eiffel, which excludes its five territories.
New Eiffel's predecessor, New Finland, was established as a Republic on 31 December 2017, originally laying claim to land in South Africa. On 4 January 2018, a second claim was made in London, and later the original claim in South Africa was dropped entirely. After late February, New Finland became plagued with inactivity. It was declared a monarchy on 4 June, and the nation's founder, Zarel Smith, declared himself king. Only a few days after the Supreme General Joost Smith attempted a failed coup coup d'état, and the two came to an agreement that Zarel I would reform New Finland by making it more democratic, and installing a better defined law system. However, as Zarel kept legal power over the courts, he used legal loopholes to attempt to steal private property from citizens, and he pardoned himself or delayed the courts from proceeding if any accusations were made against him. He abdicated after the heavy backlash, leaving New Finland in de facto anarchy with no government in place. On 11 August, Zarel declared himself Prince of the Principality of New Temporary, which would later be renamed New Eiffel. It saw huge cultural, architectural, economic, industrial, agricultural and diplomatic development throughout 2019 under Zarel I's reign, and also arrived to the MicroWiki Sector, becoming a superpower within the community. On 14 December 2019, Zarel inadvertently lost the digital and only record of New Eiffel's constitution, starting the 2019–2020 New Eiffelic Constitution Crisis and subsequently the Crisis in New Eiffel. Lasting for almost a year until early October 2020, the crisis brought New Eiffelic stability to a halt, and a provisional government was established. On 1 November, after months of attempting to find a solution with Joost, with some proposals including changing New Eiffel's territorial claims, the other residents sided with Joost and had publicly expressed their opposition to New Eiffel's claim to sovereignty. New Eiffel was unexpectedly declared dissolved on 1 November 2020 at midnight 12:00 p.m. (NET; UTC).
Despite the fact that New Eiffel had a relatively isolated policy on individual micronational relations, it frequently participated in intermicronational organisations and sectors, and was an especially large influence in the MicroWiki Sector. New Eiffel was a founding state of the Organisation of Active Micronations in November 2018, which had 47 member states by its dissolution, and the Christian Micronational Union in September 2019, though it was never fully functional. By New Eiffel's dissolution, it had been a member state of the Micronational Olympic Federation since February 2019, Grand Unified Micronational since May 2019 and the Cupertino Alliance since March 2020. The head delegate to the latter three organisations, Zarel Smith, had also held high ranking positions within the organisations. New Eiffel is the birthplace of Statistic-Dime, which is the largest statistical company in the MicroWiki Sector. New Eiffel was also engaged in the TOES Sector, and had made several unsuccessful attempts at attending summits in the London Sector.
New Eiffel had a strong national economy and often ranked high on measurements of national performance. New Eiffel had the highest rating on the Economic Potential Index and ranked high on RSMS, UNC and Freayth's System of Classification, and very highly on CGSC and MPI (David's). New Eiffel's public opinion was also very high, as reflected by its high rankings on the GUM Member States Positivity Survey (first), Cupertino Member Positivity Survey (first) and the 19th MicroWiki Influence Survey (second).
The name was coined by Joost Smith on 30 August 2018. The name of the principality was composed of two words, "New" and "Eiffel". The word "New" symbolised the nation's rebirth from its predecessor state (the Kingdom of New Finland), while "Eiffel" was a reference to the famous Eiffel Tower, which represents progress and integrity.
- 31 December 2017– 4 June 2018: Republic of New Finland
- 4 June 2018– 11 August 2018: Kingdom of New Finland
- 11 August 2018– 30 August 2018: Principality of New Temporary
- 30 August 2018– 1 November 2020: Principality of New Eiffel
New Eiffel's Microcode was NE and New Eiffel's official MOF Code and GUM 3-letter country was NEI. EIF was sometimes also used. The official initialism for Principality of New Eiffel was PNE.
The property that New Eiffel claims was constructed in 1936, after a farmland was bought and a row of houses were built on the land. It is very likely that the modern New Eiffelic South-East Border was also built during that time. 39, 41 Bomb Shelter, an air-raid shelter which is now registered as a grade 3-listed building, was built during World War II, likely 1939–1940, or earlier. The New Eiffel Main Route 1 on its current alignment has existed since at least January 2018, however the pathway of the roadway has been around since at least the 1960s or earlier. Historic Window was built in the 1980s or 90s. The house was than purchased by the House of Smith in August 2007.
South African Era
Nine residents were living in the first claimed area of New Finland, although none of them were officially citizens. New Finland adopted its first national flag on the day of its establishment, although the meaning of the flag is unknown. Prince Zarel I belives it was meant to symbolise unity, since it has multiple colours on the left corner of the flag and it was based upon the South African flag, which represents unity.
On 4 January, a second land claim was made in the United Kingdom. The Republic of New Finland became plagued with inactivity after late January. Prince Zarel I, who was President Zarel Smith at the time, decided they needed to give New Finland a boost if it was ever going to became a major micronation. He was backed up by many of his citizens at the time. The South African claim was dropped, and the claim in British territory was kept.
The early days are considered one of the most important time periods in New Eiffelic history. New Finland adopted a new flag and coat of arms. New Finland also adopted many national symbols, such as a national animal, national anthem, and a national monument, some of which are used still used as national symbols today. The government was also reformed, and new laws were adopted.
The first two bike roads the J16 and New Eiffel Main Route 1 were constructed. The first three cities were named, Smithton, Hardwork Village Outback and Smithington, which would later be renamed to Plitvice, Új Repülő and New Leeds respectively.
New Eiffel Civil War
New Finland had a civil war when the Supreme General of HRANE tried to overthrow the micronation and become the new leader. It was known as the New Finland Civil War and is now called the New Eiffel Civil War or New Eiffelic Civil War. The Supreme General announced in a video that he had declared war on New Finland, to try to gain control over it. The Supreme General then attacked Zarel Smith around five minutes after he declared war. He attacked the President in his office. The President quickly grabbed a wooden sword and defended himself by hitting the Supreme General in the leg. As a result, the Supreme General became the Minister of War and had most of his power stripped to make sure nothing like this would ever happen again. He was also suspended from HRANE for thirty days. Tighter security for the President's office was also put in place.
Kingdom of New Finland
The president made a deal with the Minister of War that if New Finland became a kingdom, the Minister of War would have to keep peace. He accepted and New Finland became a kingdom, and the president was elected king. Despite the idea that he would have less power than before, this transaction gave him legal power over the courts. This was a controversial time in New Eiffel's history since the King disobeyed various laws and used loopholes and false allegations to steal resident's property. The King willingly stepped down after heavy backlash from the population and the media. New Finland was not officially defunct, however, all the government positions were vacant, and the Kingdom was left in anarchy.
On 11 August 2018, the Kingdom of New Finland officially became a principality and was renamed to the Principality of New Temporary. Prince Zarel I called it a "re-founding" of the micronation, and installed a new government, new laws, and made New Temporary's online presence more well known. New Temporary was later renamed to New Eiffel on 30 August after the population voted for a new name.
New Eiffel expanded its diplomacy with the intermicronational community. It first tried to reach out to the Republic of Iustus (now Empire of Iustus). New Eiffel founded the now-defunct Organisation Of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union), under the name New Eiffel Union of Micronations on 21 November 2018, which had eleven member states by 2019, and was one of the fastest growing micronational organisations. The first general election ended on 25 December 2018, with Daleen Smith from the Orange Party winning as the new prime minister. New Eiffel later achieved rapid growth to become one of the largest economic micronations in the micronational world. New Eiffel's most notable allies became Seybold, the Presidential Republic of Livettree and Blue Army. New Eiffel joined the League of Nations on 12 January 2019, after a long and controversial conflict between New Eiffel and the Catholique Socialist Republic. On 21 January, New Eiffel adopted a new national anthem; Stand tall, New Eiffel, which replaced Friendly, New Eiffel. New Eiffel adopted a constitution on 1 March. New Eiffel became a member of the Micronational Olympic Federation on 12 February and a member of the Grand Unified Micronational on 19 May. New Eiffel's closest allies became the Tsardom of Phokland, Ünie, Plushunia and Mahuset. New Eiffel's hottest temperature ever recorded was 38.5 °C on 26 July. On 9 February 2020, Storm Ciara hit New Eiffel, and a severe weather warning was issued. The storm caused mild damages from flying debris.
Modern political era
On 3 September, acts of the New Eiffelic parliament started being officially recorded. The Voting Reform Act was passed on 9 October, reforming the requirements in order to vote in the general election. The Elijahgate scandal took place involving multiple party leaders between 28–29 November, and resulted in the passing of the Constitutional Amendment Act and the Prince Powers Act, as well as the Freedom Amendment on 2 December which was the first amendment to the constitution since it was adopted. This made New Eiffel one of the only two micronations that are openly and officially Anarcho-Capitalist, making the state entirely voluntary. Joost Smith was elected prime minister in the 2019 general election. On 14 February 2020, all New Eiffelic island territorial claims were dropped in a royal decree by the Prince, disestablishing the Island of A Férfiak, the Island of New Knight and the Island of Zackro. On 18 March 2020, a referendum was held to approve a new constitution and to revoke the former constitution along with all of the nation's other laws and constitutional amendments.
Crisis in New Eiffel
2019–20 constitution crisis and economic inflation
On 14 December 2019, Prince at the time Zarel I inadvertently lost the only copy of New Eiffel's constitution while trying to copy and paste it into an online pdf so anyone could view it. The only existing law documentation were acts passed through New Eiffelic parliament, however the legality of these acts as well as passing further acts were of heavy debate. Due to the constitutional crisis between late January and early February 2020, inflation for the national currency, the New Eiffelic Ping, vastly increased. Due to New Eiffel's already meek economy and inability of reliable official inflation statistics due to it being a small micronation, the exact inflation rate is not known, however it apparently made the currency unusable. On 11 February, a non-New Eiffelic citizen James Frisch offered to Zarel I to write a new constitution for New Eiffel. Zarel I accepted, and work on the constitution began. By the next day on 12 February the draft was completely finished. By 5 March, Zarel I and the Prime Minister Joost had made final revisions to the constitution. On 18 March, a referendum was held to approve the new constitution and to revoke the former constitution along with all of the nation's other laws, acts and constitutional amendments. The new constitution was than officially adopted on 1 April.
2020 political crisis and general election
On 20 April, Joost was removed from his position through a motion of no confidence. After short discussions, Christina Nowell became the interim Prime Minister, due to her being the nation's Leader of the Opposition. On 29 April, the Communist Party (later Labour Party) gained a plurality of seats over the Coalition, after MPs Luke Warren and Pun Watta formed the Communist Party with Leon Montan. Interim Prime Minister Nowell was removed through a motion of no confidence, and Parliament voted to temporarily make Zarel I an absolute monarch. On 1 May, the Document Forming the Transitional Government of New Eiffel was signed by the Prince, and Parliament became the Transitional Legislature, and Montan as First Minister, with Nowell becoming Deputy First Minister. Jayden Lycon from the Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission worked with Zarel I and Montan after New Eiffel's membership into the Cupertino Alliance in order to host a general election to help end the political crisis. Various delays however lasting in total for nearly a month took place, and the election finally began on 23 May and ended on 25 May. The results were announced on 25 May, independents Lycon and Nicholas Randouler won the election with 30.8% of the vote (4 votes).
Post-election and abdication of Zarel I
Upon the announcement of his election victory, Randouler cited that he will "be making a doc[ument] of the planned stuff we would like to achieve in the coming days." Randouler however suffered a seizure on the same day, and passed away on 3 June, having been diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. His death was discovered within the micronational community on 8 June. Randouler Street was named after him in his memory. Due to unrelated reasons to any ongoing crises, Zarel I announced his wish to abdicate on 16 June, which Zarel later revealed he had been considering "for a few months" beforehand. On 17 June, following the line of succession, Joost fully confirmed he would be accepting the position of Prince. Zarel signed his abdication letter on 18 June, which was to be made official upon Joost's coronation, which officially took place on 20 June, crowning him Joost I. Joost I granted Zarel the substantive title of "Duke of Hsed" after his abdication.
Ending of the crisis and October 2020 general election
In early October, transitional government was disestablished and parliament was reopened, thus ending the crisis. On 16 October, another general election took place, which saw Leon Montan of the Labour Party (whom had won with 66.67% of the vote) being elected as Prime Minister, thus retaining his position as the head of government. Montan later resigned however on 25 October after what he called seeing "vile content being [posted via Discord] from Zarel."
Elijah M and the Kingdom of True New Eiffel
In early September 2020, Elijah M was banned from the New Eiffel Discord server by Leon Montan after Elijah posted a dark humour internet meme about the death of George Floyd. Elijah claimed it to be excessive use of Leon's power and that he was "amassing large amounts of political and social power in New Eiffel" by "flooding the nation" with "people who have no investment in the [micronation's] culture ... or the rights of the individual. On 28 October, Elijah enacted a declaration of independence that he and Joost had written after Elijahgate, in case New Eiffel was turned again into an involuntary, non-anarchist/non-minarchist state, thus establishing the voluntarist anarcho-monarchist Kingdom of True New Eiffel. KTNE seeks to carry on early New Eifellic traditions and language, and thinks of itself as the true New Eiffel, believing that New Eiffel fell from its true status when Christina became interim PM.
30 July, Joost made it known he was uninterested in ruling on, and made remarks hinting at him wanting to disestablish New Eiffel, which, although, would have been unconstitutional, added further instability to the ongoing crisis. Eventually, after months of attempting to find a solution with Joost, with some proposals including changing New Eiffel's territorial claims, the other residents sided with Joost and had publicly expressed their opposition to New Eiffel's claim to sovereignty. New Eiffel was unexpectedly declared dissolved on 1 November 2020 at midnight 12:00 p.m. (NET; UTC). After the dissolution, the territory was immediately succeeded back to the United Kingdom.
Before its dissolution, New Eiffel took on the shape of an almost perfect rectangle and consisted mostly of a field and a few trees. New Eiffel was very green, and featured widespread plants, and in most houses. New Eiffel had no bodies of water. New Eiffel was located near the Austenasian territory of Green Gate and the Presidential Republic of Livettree.
In general, the climate of New Eiffel was cool and often cloudy, and high temperatures were infrequent. New Eiffel was often rainy in Autumn, Spring, and the Winter. Summers were generally warm, sometimes hot. New Eiffel's average July high was above 27 °C. Winter in New Eiffel was often very cold and had little temperature variation. Heavy snow was rare but light snow usually happens at least once each winter. Spring and autumn could be pleasant. New Eiffel would receive very low amounts of precipitation annually. Typically, 25 °C or higher was considered almost unbearable, and -1 °C was worthy of a weather advisement. New Eiffel received these weather advisements through the Cupertino Alliance weather station project.
|Climate data for the Principality of New Eiffel|
|Record high °F (°C)||63
|Average high °F (°C)||46.6
|Average low °F (°C)||36.1
|Record low °F (°C)||8.2
|Source no. 1: Met Office|
|Source no. 2: New Eiffel Weather|
New Eiffel occasionally saw red foxes entering across the border, and was home to two domesticated cats until its dissolution, the Royal Cat Trixie and her brother Mango, and a dog, Rola/Rolo, as well as occasionally the cat Ralph who was the only animal that had been banned from entering into New Eiffel. Another three to five cats are estimated to have crossed into New Eiffel every year during its existence. The Natural History Society of New Eiffel claimed that New Eiffel has over 7 species of bird, 25 moths, and more than 30 kinds of spider. However, this number was criticised.
New Eiffel had a large number of plant life. New Eiffel Gardens was a botanical garden in New Eiffel, and home to various species of plants and insects. New Eiffel Gardens grew tomatoes. The New Eiffel Registry Ministry registered two natural structures, the Grade 1 New Eiffel Gardens, and Grade 2 New Finland Monument, which was a large apple tree. New Eiffel also had a small decorative fairy house and a birdhouse.
Government and politics
New Eiffel was often called a 'flawed democracy', with free market capitalism being the most popular ideology. Socialism and Conservatism was also popular, with Communism gaining recent popularity at the time of dissolution in November 2020. Authoritarian socialism, Anarchy, and Swampism were very disliked topics in New Eiffel. Social Justice and LGBTQ+ rights were also highly debated. Marriage was not officially performed. The state church was the Church of New Eiffel, however this featured no involvement in the government, as the constitution of New Eiffel granted individuals freedom of religion, including the freedom to practice and the freedom to change religion.
New Eiffel was a principality, and the current prince at the time of dissolution was Prince Joost I, commonly known as jOOST I, who served as the head of state. According to the New Eiffel Line of Succession Act 2019, all of his known living relatives were next-in-line for the throne. The next-in-line person could have chosen to serve or not. The head of state held the ability resign whenever they wished, however they must have provided a thirty-day notice prior. The current First Minister at the time of dissolution, Leon Montan, was serving an interim term. Christina was made Prime Minister on 20 April 2020, after a motion of no confidence on jOOST Smith was passed, and Leon Montan became First Minister on May 1, due to the formation of the Transitional Government.
New Eiffel was a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy, with twenty-nine seats in parliament. There was one election every year starting on December 15 and ending on the 25 for a new prime minister. Each election ceremony took place in a different country or micronation. New Eiffel had eleven political parties, and every citizen was allowed to vote. Each citizen was allowed two votes. Every political party was required to get one seat in parliament, however, after a large number of political parties were created the law was abolished following the political party reform. Every citizen was required to vote at least once, with no required amount for downvoting.
The Socialist Yellow Party got four votes in the 2018 New Eiffel Prime Minister Election and was tied at third place with the New Eiffel Anti-Smoking Party. The Socialist Yellow Party was dissolved on 24 December, one day before the end of the 2018 Prime Minister Election. In an interview, the leader of the Socialist Yellow Party stated: "I dissolved the Socialist Yellow Party because I simply changed my political views. The Yellow Party will now be my main party."
Following the dissolution of the Socialist Yellow Party, the Socialist Scandinavian Party gained all four of its seats after a parliament vote. This was decided since it was the only other socialist party at the time. The Transitional Government currently governs New Eiffel. Labour Party held a plurality of seats at the time of dissolution.
|Party Name||Political position||Leader||Date of foundation||Membership||Seats|
|Labour Party||Center-Left to Far-Left||Leon Montan||29 April 2020||4|
|Yellow Party||Right-wing Libertarianism||J. Heystek A. Smith||12 September 2018||2|
|The Coalition||Parliamentary Monarchy||Christina Nowell||16 December 2019||Not published|
|New Eiffelic Right Hand||Right-wing to far-right||Davide Ledilinski di Ledilia||27 October 2019||1|
|The Orange Party||Right-wing||60px||Daleen Smith||19 September 2018 (de facto)||1|
|New Eiffelic Party and coalition of Individualism (Now the New Eifellic Agora Party)||coalition: Big tent individualism capitalism Party: Anarcho-capitalism, agorism, voluntarism, autarchism||Elijah Mack, J. Heystek A. Smith||7 October 2019||2|
- Socialist Yellow Party (2018–2018)
- The No-Go Party (2018–2019)
- Monarchy Party (2018–2019)
- Shrek Super Party (2018–2019)
- LGBTQ+ Rights Party (2018–2019)
- Pro-Subdivisions Political Party (2018–2020)
- New Eiffel Anti-Smoking Party (2018–2020)
- Grand Libertarian Party (2019–2019)
- New Eiffelic Free Market (2019–2019)
- Traditional Party of the Republic of New Finland (2019–2019)
- Christian Heritage Party (2020–2020)
- Onion Party (2018–2019; merged with the Shrek Super Party)
- Communism Party of New Eiffel (2018–2019; merged into the Communist Party)
- Red Party (2018–2019; merged into the Communist Party)
- Socialist Scandinavian Party (2018–2019; merged into the Conservative Party)
- Conservative Party (2018–2020; merged into the Yellow Party)
On 16 December 2019, the New Eiffel Anti-Individualist Alliance, Communist Party and Libertarian Party all merged to form The Coalition.
Armed forces, crime and law and order
The United Armed Forces (UAF) were the armed forces of New Eiffel. They had three main branches, His Royal Army of New Eiffel, the Airforce of New Eiffel and the Navy of New Eiffel. Each branch also had its own smaller branches, such as the National Coastguard of New Eiffel, which was owned by the Navy of New Eiffel. The United Armed Forces were responsible for funding their branches. Most of the budget came either from voluntary public funding or the government itself. The police, and all state protection agencies worked solely to protect the rights individuals have.
New Eiffel used a civil law system where laws were created and amended in Parliament and the system regulated through the Official ZedCourt o' Ex New Finland and New Eiffel. It consisted of the Supreme Judge and a Chief Justice, however, both positions had been vacant since January 2019. The law was enforced by the Police Force of New Eiffel. Crime was very low, and the only punishments were either fines or unpaid community service.
Foreign relations of New Eiffel
New Eiffel had a large number of relations with other micronations. New Eiffel was the founder of the Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union), which had 47 member states and 6 observers by the date of dissolution. New Eiffel iwas a member of five intermicronational organisations, and an observer of two at the time of dissolution.
New Eiffel formerly made a special trade deal with the Presidential Republic of Livettree, over the New Eiffel Border Conflict. The Presidential Republic of Livettree wanted to gain independence from New Eiffel, and eventually, independence was granted after a referendum.
Recognised states; no diplomatic relations
Formal relations and treaties signed
- Kingdom of Baustralia
- Confederation of Mahuset
- Republic of New Arc
- Principality of Ledilia
- Principality of Montescano
- Abeldane Empire
- Kingdom of Sayville
- Kingdom of West Sayville
- Principality of Graustark
- Kingdom of Wegmat
- Kingdom of Brienia
- Republic of Molossia
- Republic of Iustus
- Empire of Urielandia
- Kingdom of Ikonia
- Empire of Austenasia
- People's Republic of Ponderosa Hills
- Mack Republic
Intermicronational organisation participation
New Eiffel was formerly a member of 7 intermicronational organisations and an observer of 2.
- Grand Unified Micronational - member, 21 May 2019–8 November 2020 (New Eiffel and the GUM)
- Micronational Olympic Federation - member, since 12 February 2019 (New Eiffel and the MOF)
- Union Against Micronational War - member, 1 May 2019—1 November 2020
- Organisation of North American States - observer, 8 June 2019–1 November 2020
- Asia-Pacific Alliance - invitee, 10 November 2019—[when?]
- Cupertino Alliance - member, 7 March 2020–8 November 2020 (New Eiffel and the Cupertino Alliance)
- Organisation of Active Micronations (21 November 2018 - 26 August 2019) - founder
- Québécois Commonwealth (9 March 2019 - [when?]) - member
- Christian Micronational Union (4 September 2019 - 2 March 2020) - founder
- North Atlantic Defence Union (28 September 2019 - 11 December 2019) - member
- League of Professional Nations (26 August 2019–7 April 2020) — member
- Commonwealth of Sovereignties (ComSov) - member, 24 February 2020—[when?]
Cities, free association states and territories
New Eiffel had been comprised of municipalities, free association states and territories. New Eiffel held three municipalities called cities, Új Repülő, New Leeds, and Plitvice. Új Repülő was the capital and New Leeds was the largest city. Only New Leeds held a permanent population. New Eiffel used to have states, which were self governing territories with permanent populations, still under New Eiffelic rule. Free association states, also known as associated states, were akin states, but held more sovereignty, and could join separate organisations. They could be inhabited or uninhabited. New Eiffel had two free association states, Grove, and Foxnin Creek. New Eiffel had multiple territories, which were akin free association states but they have no permeant populations. The current territories at the time of dissolution were the United New Eiffelic Territories, Hsed, and Danebork.
|Új Repülő||3 January 2018||0|
|New Leeds||3 January 2018||5|
|Plitvice||3 January 2018||0|
|Democratic Territory of Hsed||28 August 2018||0|
|United New Eiffelic Territories||22 March 2019||0|
|Danebork||21 April 2019||0|
|United Territories of Concrete and Bike Rack||8 October 2019||0|
|Lodia||1 December 2019||1|
|Free association states|
|Foxnin Creek||1 July 2019||0|
|Grove||13 July 2019||0|
New Eiffel was considered a mixed economy. Corporations made up around seventy to ninety percent of the total economy. This included film production, clothes, banking, food, therapy, construction, and natural resources. New Eiffel had fifty-five registered businesses, although some of them may have been inactive or defunct. Most businesses and institutions were owned by the private sector. Construction and infrastructure were also relatively big industries. Win-a-lot Casino was a popular pop-up casino.
New Eiffel had one of the strongest economies in the micronational world at the time of dissolution, according to the Economic Potential Index (EPI), which gave New Eiffel a five out of five, inciting "This micronation had serious potential for a strong economy". However, in August 2020, the government of New Eiffel made the decision to stop counting gross domestic product (GDP) all together per the Edgbaston Convention, and the Council of New Leeds instead began requesting businesses to report only their total assets or budgets where precise financial reports were unavailable.
New Eiffel's official currency was the New Eiffelic Ping. New Eiffel also accepted Euro, South African rand, Pound sterling, and a fictional currency, Monopoly money. Monopoly money was the most traded currency inside New Eiffel. It was treated as the official currency, despite not being official, since New Eiffelic Ping had no physical notes.
Cinema in New Eiffel
New Eiffelic people loved movies. Movie Day was a national holiday of New Eiffel, celebrated every 28 May. The film industry was thriving, with over 25 films having been released in New Eiffel. The film industry was massive, with the total revenue estimated to have been at least £2,651.20. The biggest distribution studio was Z&jProductions (63.6%), which was completely dominating the film market, followed by Z.S. Movies (13.64%), Ninja Films (9.09%), Zfilms (9.09%), and Farkasok és Szar Studios (4.54%).
Soothing Ring of Fire was the first feature-length film to be released in New Eiffel. The film consisted of ten hours and thirty-four minutes of slow motion footage of an unchanging view of an electronic heater fan, and was one of the longest films ever made. The film did not feature conventional narrative or characters, and largely reduced the experience of cinema to the passing of time. A second experimental abstract film Ambient Walks was released on 22 March 2020, with a total runtime of 1,800 minutes (30 hours), meaning some would call it the ninth longest film ever made. The film was the first feature-film to be distributed by Z&jProductions.
All films that were released in New Eiffel were required to have received an age rating/classification by the Official New Eiffel Ratings Board. The ONERB film age ratings based on multiple factors (Commonly violence, language, alcohol usage and drug use). A subdivision of ONERB, the New Eiffel Subtitling Company, was responsible for giving films subtitles.
New Eiffel had two cinemas, New Eiffel Cinema and the Gif Movie Theatre. The Gif Movie Theatre was being auctioned at the time of dissolution, whilst New Eiffel Cinema was still in use. Despite the massive industry, the Gif Movie Theatre filed for bankruptcy, and New Eiffel Cinema was slowly losing money.
ZSR Film Reviews was a popular New Eiffelic film criticism website, which reviewed a large number of films across a large variety of genres and cultures.
New Eiffel had no taxation nor corporation tax. The New Eiffelic government was responsible for collecting taxes. Taxation could also be paid at either the local government or at selective government-owned banks.
On 20 September 2019, New Eiffel's total population was 13. New Eiffel's population was unusual in that the native New Eiffelics was a minority in their own micronation: the largest group were South Africans at 46.1%, followed by Dutch (30.7%) and then New Eiffelics (23.0%). 53.8% of the population was female and the other 46.1% were male. The population had decreased to 5, after the other populated territories were turned into embassies.
English was used in both all official diplomatic relations and government communication, along with Afrikaans. Both of which were the most widely spoken languages, with Dutch following closely behind. Hungarian was an official language in the city Új Repülő and was a recognised national language in New Eiffel. Arabtemporarian and Zësøtix were also national languages, however, they were not widely spoken. LOLspeak and Flemish were both minority languages, however, were given the status of being a recognised regional language.
North New Eiffelic was a conlang developed by Elijah M.; though it was spoken in New Eiffel, it did not have official language status. New Eiffellian was also a conlang that was currently under construction at the time of dissolution, and was set to be a mandatory subject in schools by 2027.
Art, music and above all, films, was formerly held in high regard during New Eiffel's existence.
New Eiffel had a handful of original paintings and had two art museums, the Surrealist Art Museum and the former Regional Art of New Eiffel Museum, as well as an online art gallery called Zed-Art, which hosted over 20 draws and paintings. Common art styles included, post-Impressionism, surrealism, and Drawingworse. Most of the paintings in the Regional Art of New Eiffel Museum were painted by a small group of people. Drawingworse was invented in New Eiffel. Despite it being a famous style, drawingworse is criticised by both artists and the public. Drawingworse was commonly criticised for being random colourful lines and shapes on a paper, and not being actual art.
New Eiffelball, nicknamed Eiffball, was the microball for New Eiffel. It was commonly drawn with a film camera. The first known New Eiffelball was drawn by Mel I of Landland on 21 February 2019. It depicted New Eiffelball standing on the Eiffel Tower in France. Since then New Eiffelball was commonly been drawn holding a film camera, the reason being that New Eiffel featured a vary large film industry. A series of digital comics called the Adventures of Eiffelball was being planned. All of these comics were planned to have taken place in the same universe, however would not follow a main story.
Rugbull was the national sport of New Eiffel, and had been since August 2018. A 2019 survey by Statistic-Fire found that the most popular sports in New Eiffel were Rugby Union, Rugbull, and Track and Field. There were previously three rugbull tournaments during New Eiffel's existence, as it was an annual and popular event. The October Games, and various other spin-offs was an annually held sporting event which featured three different stages: physical games, eSports, and card games/board games. Each stage had three sports related to the topic of the stage in them. The person who won the largest amount of games was named the winner.
ESports were one of the three different stages in the October Games. As of 1 March 2020[update], New Eiffel's gaming industry was estimated to have been worth $499.05 - $379.05 on console gaming, $61 on mobile gaming, and $59 on PC gaming.
Music and dance
New Eiffelic foot dance was a style of dance invented in New Eiffel. It was unofficially the national dance for a number of months, and was officially made the national dance in November 2019. Music was considered very important in New Eiffelic culture. The most popular music genres in New Eiffel was Pop, Alternative Rock, EDM, Dubstep, Gamflik, and Classic Rock. One of the most popular songs published in New Eiffel was an EDM song called Courage published by Zarel I, under the artist name DJ Zeddy. Zarel released a comedic song released with a music video about a kid making fun of the Grand Unified Micronational, titled "THE UNITED MICRANATIONS is better", mocking criticism of the GUM and YAMOs which claim to be better than the GUM. The song later became one of the two national anthems of the Cupertino Alliance on 20 March 2020, "having higher precedence", meaning that it gets to be played first, after being proposed in the 69 Hour Session. Another popular music artist was the Afrikaans artist known as Vickie Bickie. The gamflik artist known as F0rtn1te DumpST3R was also been gaining popularity for his first album, F0rtn1te DumpST3R - vol 1. song covers.
One book was published in New Eiffel, with four books being written at the time of dissolution. The main book publishers were Happy Reading, Inc. and Indie Books!. The Micronation Index: A Book About Micronationalism received some endorsements. The The Maze of Learning: Developing Motor Skills was released on Amazon and on physical copies in 2018.
Fashion and design
Zínt was the largest luxury fashion company. Zínt had no directly operated stores. Zínt formerly sold shoes, bags, shirts and other non-clothing items, such as a wooden stand. The most common designs for shirts made in New Eiffel were typically company logos, symbols, and designs relating to New Eiffelic culture. Jeans were very popular and worn by almost all of the population. Due to the size of New Eiffel, and the fact that clothes were only made every few weeks or imported from England, new fashion trends were not common, and often only happened every few months.
Holidays and celebration
New Eiffel had 18 national, government-recognised holidays. However, it also had over 20 more unrecognised holidays which were widely celebrated. The most widely celebrated holidays were Christian holidays (including Christmas Day and Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday), Firework's Day, New Year's Day and Celebrations Day.
Cuisine and drink
Smith Restaurant was by far the largest source for food in New Eiffel during New Eiffel's existence. Some popular dishes in New Eiffel came from South African origin. Bagels are a very commonly eaten snack. Scones were the national dish of New Eiffel, so it comes to no surprise that they were also commonly eaten. Meat was also a favourite in New Eiffel, with many dishes containing beef and chicken. Vegan dishes like vegan burgers were also popular in New Eiffel, even eaten by people who were not vegans themselves. Drinks like rooibos tea also ascended from South African origin.
Typical foods and dishes
- Bagels, Bagel.
- Couscous salad, Couscous with salad.
- French toast, Typical French toast however with slightly different ingredients.
- Manburger or Man-Burger, Beef burger.
- Apple Meaton, Meat with roasted apples and green leaves.
- Scones with butter, jam, and cream, Scones.
- Tea and candy cane dish, 2 candy canes served with Tea. Only served at Smith Restaurant in December.
- Pas pour la consommation humaine, wine
- Hot chocolate
- Ninja41 Juice, 7 Up with ice cubes and blue food colouring.
- Rooibos tea
Television and digital newspapers took an important role in New Eiffelic mass media, though radio and the Internet also took part. For a long time, newspapers were regarded as the most influential information medium in New Eiffel, although audience attitudes towards television and digital news changed with the emergence of commercial newspapers and state broadcasting in early 2019. New Eiffel Broadcasting (NEB) was the main government-owned broadcasting station in New Eiffel, and New Eiffel National Radio (NENR) was the state-owned radio station. New Eiffel had numerous television shows, including The best soup Opera ever made and (Blank) Commercial!. New Eiffel TV held a monopoly over the television market. Comedy, game shows and satire were very popular genres. The fashion brand Zínt uploaded all of its promotional videos onto its official YouTube channel. DIME Magazine is a magazine jointly run by Zarel I from Statistic-Dime and Jayden Lycon from Curio Publications.
New Eiffel's press had noticeable problems. New Eiffel had moderate press censorship, controlled by the government. Notable news brands include The New Eiffel Times, ZNEWS, Grand Italics, and the New Eiffel Weather Show. All of them aside from the New Eiffel Weather Show had newspapers and were also digital. Whilst The New Eiffel Times and the New Eiffel Weather Show were government-owned, Grand Italics and ZNEWS were both owned independently.
Despacito Radio was a radio station which played remixes, covers, and parodies of the famous song Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. Despacito Radio was presented by Prince Zarel I, who played the fictional character Malcom Fsh. On 2 May 2019, Zed I announced he would be starting podcast. On 19 May, It was officially revealed it would be called A Prince getting sidetracked a lot. The podcast was postponed numerous times.
The Ministry of Public Tourism was in charge of keeping statistics about the number of tourists that visited New Eiffel each year. New Eiffel was planning on opening public tourism before its dissolution in November 2020. New Eiffel received over 1,200 visitors a year, however, nearly all of them visited because of work-related reasons, and subsequently were unaware of New Eiffel's existence.
- New Finland Monument
- New Eiffel School
- Regional Art of New Eiffel Museum
- New Eiffel Gardens
- Smith Restaurant
- Storage for You!
- New Eiffel Currency Museum
- 39, 41 Bomb Shelter
In New Eiffel, education was considered a basic human right, so the government helped by paying for schools and education. New Eiffel School was the only school in New Eiffel. The school was run by the Minister of Education. Founded in 2018, New Eiffel School was a nonprofit coeducational independent school. It featured three students aged 12–16 of all ability levels, and had Christian emphasis. The school offered a number of subjects including English grammar, mathematics, and history. The school used the rugbull field for physical activities. The building for the school was shared with the self-storage company Storage for You!. Construction for the building started on 18 June 2016, and by 23 April 2017 the building's foundation was laid. Construction was officially finished in October 2017. The building later became a school of the successor state of New Eiffel in February 2018, and was officially named New Eiffel School in August 2018 when New Eiffel was reformed into its current form, a principality. The school was officially registered as a grade 2-listed building by the New Eiffel Registry Ministry on 22 August 2019.
Utilities - including electricity, gas and water supplies - were all provided to New Eiffel by the United Kingdom.
New Eiffel only featured three buildings, an attached house which served as New Eiffel School and Storage for You!'s storage building, a privately owned shed, and the government home, as well as 39, 41 Bomb Shelter, an abandoned air-raid shelter that was built in the United Kingdom during World War II. The government home featured multiple rooms, used as living spaces, parliament and ministries, as well as having the Millanian embassy and a cardboard constructed Embassy of Plushunia.
Prince Zarel I served as the current Minister of Transportation. New Eiffel was very small, and as such, had no need for any airports or rail roads. Instead, bikes were commonly used. Each bike was required to be registered, which the New Eiffelic government did for free. New Eiffel has five bike roads. New Eiffel has nine streets, three pedestrian allies and a town square, Seat Square.
The planned Internet tld was .eif. The Internet had 'little or no' censorship in New Eiffel. There was thirteen IPv4 address allocations inside of New Eiffel, all of which were currently in use at the time of dissolution. The entire population had access to the Internet.
National symbols of New Eiffel
|The magnolia||The oak tree||The red fox||The cat||Eurasian blue tit||The minnow||The pegasus|
|L. Magnolia grandiflora||Quercus||Vulpes vulpes||Felis catus||Cyanistes caeruleus||Phoxinus phoxinus|
International performance and rankings
New Eiffel was ranked first out of 42 on the GUM Member States Positivity Survey asking participants to rank full member states of the Grand Unified Micronational on a scale of 1–5 based on how positively said participant viewed them. New Eiffel was ranked second on the 19th MicroWiki Influence Survey conducted in early 2020. New Eiffel possibly has the highest GDP of any micronation in the MicroWiki Sector at £28,293.03.[note 1] New Eiffel was ranked tenth tied with six other nations on the controversial Micronational Popularity Index with 4 votes in 2019. New Eiffel is considered "moderately LGBT friendly" on the 2019 LGBT Rights Index. (LGBT rights in New Eiffel)
In popular culture
During its existence, New Eiffel was a very well-known micronation in the MicroWiki Sector. New Eiffel was ranked tenth tied with six other nations on the controversial Micronational Popularity Index with 4 votes. New Eiffel has been briefly mentioned on a number of micronational news medias, including The Glastieven.
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- Official website (under construction)
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- Official YouTube channel
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- Discord server
- New Eiffel roads index
- GUM news site — includes minutes of New Eiffel's Quorum attendance