Principality of Seems

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The Principality of Seems
Flag of Seems.png
Coat of Arms of Seems.png

Motto
Things are not always what they seem
Capital cityPropagandia
Official language(s)English, Conspiracyspeak
Short nameSeems
DemonymSeemian, Seemlander, Seemlandic
GovernmentPrincipality
- Prime MinisterJJ Maxwell
LegislatureParliament of Seems
- Type - Unicameral
- Number of seats - 100
Established17 March 2019
Disestablished1 June 2019
Area claimedOne acre
Population4
CurrencyUS Dollar
Time zone(MT)
National sportDebate
National dishBaked potato
National animalPygmy goat
Patron saintSaint Patrick

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The Principality of Seems was a US based micronation, founded on 17 March 2019. The goal of this micronation was to spread awareness of conspiracy theories and the truth behind them. The nation also functions as a regular sovereign state, with crops, water, parks, currency, etc. The name stems from the saying by Phaedrus, “Things are not always what they seem.”

Etymology

The name comes from the quote from Phaedrus, "Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden." Since the nation is founded upon conspiracies, this quote was chosen to become part of the name (Seems), and the motto.

History

The log signifying the border crossing. Declared a national monument on March 22, 2019.

Independence from the US

On March 17, 2019, the Principality of Seems declared independence from the US. The Principality claimed a small one acre piece of land in Idaho.

Flag and Coat of Arms Inaugurated

On March 17, 2019, at 11:56 AM (MT), the official flag and coat of arms for Seems were officially declared as the national symbols. The grey on the flag and stands for lies, the blue on stands for truth, and the white stands for purity. The coat of arms features a question mark; this is to promote the questioning of stories and publicity. The dark grey background also stands for lies.

Official sign posted

On March 22, 2019, at 2:27 PM, the only official border crossing between the United States of America and Seems was officiated with a sign being nailed to a log. The log has been declared a national monument.

First citizen

On 26 March 2019, a Discord user by the name of adonic became the first official citizen of Seems, and the first member of Seems's Parliament.

Dissolution

Seems was dissolved on 1 June 2019. It is one of the four nations that created the Empire of Qoí.

Government and politics

Prince

The Prince of Seems was JJ Maxwell. The prince served as the head of state, representing the nation, but did not hold any political power. The prince was chosen through heredity. If anyone was related to the prince, and, after the current prince's death, and wanted to claim the title, the had the right to do so. The prince could also serve as Prime Minister. The Prime Minister was voted for every four years.

Prime Minister

The current Prime Minister of Seems was JJ Maxwell. As prime minister, they were the effective leader of the state and government, since they can actually hold political power and clout. They had the power to veto laws passed by Parliament, grant pardons (although they cannot officially give the title; that is the job of the Prince), make treaties (with the consent of Parliament), and appoint judges to the High Court.

The Prime Minister was part of the Democratic Party of Seems.

Parliament

The Parliament of Seems had one voting member, but it was the legislative branch in Seems. Whenever the Parliament of Seems was full however, there should have been 100 seats filled. Citizens wishing to run for a seat in the Parliament must have been at least 13 years old. The maximum number of people that can run for a seat in Parliament is 150. Parliament was voted for every six years. The powers of Parliament went as follows: make laws, overturn the Minister's vetoes, approve treaties, approve High Judges, and conduct impeachment trials. Everything in the Parliament must be passed with a 2/3 vote.

High Court

The High Court was the highest judicial power in Seems. Judges on the Court were appointed by the Prime Minister. They served until they die or commit a crime. The Court has the power to review laws, treaties, and previous trials to see if they are constitutional or unconstitutional. There are 11 persons that serve on the High Court, and they must be approved by the Parliament.

Political parties

Party Name Logo Code Position Color(s) Seats
Republican Party of Seems Republican party of seems.png REP Conservative Republic Blue, grey, silver
80 / 100
Democratic Party of Seems Democratic party of seems.png DEM Liberal Democracy Blue, black
20 / 100

Language

Seems had two national languages, one of which is a constructed language. The two languages were English and Conspiracyspeak. English was spoken by 100% of the population. Conspiracyspeak, however, was spoken by 0% of the population, as it was still gaining vocabulary.

Culture

Thanos partially turned into Sandy Cheeks.

Art

Most art in Seems was propaganda, primarily used as examples in schools. This was used to teach children about the dangers of the world, and how not everyone is what the say they are.

Some other types of art include painting. The nation's only border crossing has a piece of wood painted with the flag of Seems and the State's name. Another common art seen is drawing and sketching. Inside of the nation's capital building, there is a picture of a hand-drawn Thanos turned partially into Sandy Cheeks.

Music

Music in Seems was generally preformed live, although there was lots of e-music played around the nation. Some common musical instruments include the piano and the trumpet, while the most typical genres of music are rock, country, pop, emo, 80s, and R&B.

Literature

The most common type of book genre in Seems was Young adult.

Food & Cuisine

Some of the most popular dishes in Seems were those of traditional Mexican culture. The most popular of these were fidello, tamales, and fajitas.

The most common snack in Seems was salt and vinegar chips. The national dish of Seems was the baked potato.

Typical meals and snacks

Typical drinks

A traditional shot of apple cider vinegar, believed to help cleanse the stomach and relieve abdominal pain.

See also

Notes