Qaflana

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Qaflana
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Territory

Motto
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Capital cityBazingastan
Largest cityQafla
Official language(s)English
Official religion(s)Bobism
Short nameQaflana
DemonymQaflanan
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy
- EmperorLeon Montan
- Prime MinisterLogan Ross
LegislatureParliament
- Type - Parliament
- Number of seats - TBC
- Last election - 27 July 2019
Established28 April 2019
Population23
GDP (nominal)0
Time zoneCentral Standard Time
National dishFish
National drinkWater
National animalBob the Fish

Qaflana, fully known as the Holy and Exalted Empire; Bob's Realm of Qaflana, is a self-declared sovereign state located within the U.S. State of Alabama and the United Kingdom. Qaflana had land claims within the city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Northern England. Initially created on 28 April 2019, Qaflana was a member of the largely controversial Organisation of Active Micronations (2019) before its dissolution. On 26 September 2019, Alex Halbesleben abdicated in favour of the Emergency Emperor and former Emosian Governor Logan Ross before placing Leon Montan in power.

In late May 2020, it was decided to revive Qaflana by Leon Montan and Logan Ross, after realising that it technically hadn't been dissolved and was in fact, still existent (albeit inactive).

History

Qaflana was initially formed on 28 April 2019 when a few students decided to break away and start a new nation. Initially it was a democracy made up of a few citizens. On 10 May it was admitted into the largely controversial Organisation of Active Micronations (2019), where Alex and Qaflana itself became largely influential within the organisation.

On June 22, 2019, it was annexed as a dominion of the Empire of Emosia as the first of two Dominions (the other being Aenopia). This was to help develop the nation further and prevent any possible inactivity. It declared independence from Emosia on July 20, 2019, almost a month after being annexed, and declared itself as an Empire the next day. However, by November, the nation had become defunct after being neglected by the-then Emperor Leon Montan.

In late May 2020, it was decided to reform Qaflana by Leon Montan (who had been crowned following the abdication of Logan) and the ex-Emperor Logan Ross.

Government

Qaflana is an executive constitutional monarchy previously under the reign of Alex Halbesleben before being handed down to Logan Ross and later Leon Montan. During the Alex-era system, laws were created by either Parliament or by the Emperor. The other had pass or sign the bill in order for it to become a law.

After the revitalisation of Qaflana in 2020, the Government was split into 3 chambers:
-Chamber of Delegates
-Senate
-Cabinet[1]
The Chamber of Delegates serves as the Lower house of Parliament. This is made up of 5 elected seats and the Emperor. The Chamber of Delegates does the majority of Legislative work. Above the Chamber of Delegates in position is the Senate. This is the appointed upper house which is made up of appointed Citizens and the Emperor.

Representation

Citizens elected members of Parliament. Parliament created and passed laws. Parliament members were lected every three months. Each term, a new Speaker of Parliament, who regulates meetings, was elected by Parliament.

Ministers

The Emperor had the power to create Ministries which had a designated Minister. Qaflana had a Ministry of Transport, headed by Logan R. of Aenopia, and a Foreign Ministry, headed by Leon M. of Ponderosa Hills.

Current Holders of Government Offices

All of the members of Senate (except the Emperor) are Senators however some members hold executive power such as PM Logan Ross. Below is a list of all current members of Senate:

Territory

A map of Helyg Cwsg, the town of Halbesleben is highlighted in dark blue.

Qaflana is made up of 4 territories located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. These consist of 1 uninhabited territory, a school playground and 2 inhabited territories - one of which is the Capital Qafla. These territories were downgraded to the status of 'Homeland Territories' on 11 July 2020 during a Senate meeting.[3]

Qaflana also has a territory located within the UK. Helyg Cwsg (Welsh for Sleepy Willows[4][5] and a reference to Alex Halbesleben and his erratic sleep pattern) is bordered by fellow-ex OAM member and Emosian state Aenopia's New Llandudno and Subsidiaries and the United Kingdom.

Geography

Qaflana was forested.

Wildlife

Qaflana was home to a wide variety of species, primarily forest animals.

Climate

Qaflana's climate and weather were extremely unpredictable, but tended to be hot and humid.

Weather in Qafla

Climate data for Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Tuscaloosa Regional Airport), 1981–2010 normals
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 82
(27.8)
86
(30)
88
(31.1)
94
(34.4)
98
(36.7)
105
(40.6)
107
(41.7)
107
(41.7)
104
(40)
98
(36.7)
88
(31.1)
82
(27.8)
107
(41.7)
Average high °F (°C) 55.6
(13.11)
60.2
(15.67)
68.7
(20.39)
76.1
(24.5)
83.4
(28.56)
89.3
(31.83)
92.1
(33.39)
91.9
(33.28)
87.0
(30.56)
77.1
(25.06)
67.1
(19.5)
57.7
(14.28)
75.6
(24.22)
Average low °F (°C) 33.8
(1)
37.3
(2.94)
43.5
(6.39)
50.2
(10.11)
59.9
(15.5)
67.5
(19.72)
71.3
(21.83)
70.7
(21.5)
63.9
(17.72)
51.9
(11.06)
42.7
(5.94)
36.2
(2.33)
52.5
(11.39)
Record low °F (°C) -1
(-18.3)
-1
(-18.3)
12
(-11.1)
29
(-1.7)
36
(2.2)
45
(7.2)
54
(12.2)
53
(11.7)
37
(2.8)
23
(-5)
10
(-12.2)
2
(-16.7)
-1
(-18.3)
Average Precipitation inches (mm) 5.35
(135.9)
5.32
(135.1)
4.54
(115.3)
4.21
(106.9)
3.98
(101.1)
4.77
(121.2)
4.40
(111.8)
3.30
(83.8)
3.52
(89.4)
3.51
(89.2)
5.08
(129)
4.62
(117.3)
52.60
(1,336)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 9.8 9.6 9.6 7.9 9.5 9.5 10.4 9.3 7.9 8.4 9.1 10.3 111.3
Source: NOAA[6]

Weather in Helyg Cwsg

Average Weather in Helyg Cwsg
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average maximum temperature
°C (°F)
6.4
(43.5)
6.6
(43.9)
9.1
(48.4)
11.8
(53.2)
15.6
(60.1)
18.6
(65.5)
20.4
(68.7)
20.1
(68.2)
17.5
(63.5)
14.0
(57.2)
9.4
(48.9)
7.3
(45.1)
13.1
(55.6)
Average minimum temperature
°C (°F)
1.2
(34.2)
0.9
(33.6)
2.0
(35.6)
3.9
(39.0)
6.8
(44.2)
9.7
(49.5)
11.7
(53.1)
11.5
(52.7)
9.6
(49.3)
7.2
(44.5)
3.6
(38.5)
2.0
(35.6)
5.9
(42.6)
Sunshine
hours
54.2 74.3 107.6 155.2 190.6 182.6 193.5 182.5 137.2 103.1 64.5 47.3 1492.7
Rainfall
mm (inches)
82.9
(3.3)
60.3
(2.4)
64.0
(2.5)
58.7
(2.3)
58.4
(2.3)
61.8
(2.4)
62.6
(2.5)
69.3
(2.7)
69.7
(2.7)
91.7
(3.6)
88.2
(3.5)
87.2
(3.4)
854.8
(33.7)
Rainfall ≥ 1 mm
days
13.2 10.4 11.5 10.4 9.9 9.6 9.5 9.9 9.9 12.6 13.1 12.7 132.8
Source: United Kingdom Met Office[7] (1981–2010 averages), via Wikipedia

Foreign Relations

Qaflana actively engages in formal and informal Diplomacy with other nations, for which are formally conducted by the Crown and Government. The nation has signed formal documents with 2 other sovereign states,[note 1] and recognizes the existence of 10 other nations, without the signing of Treaties to legally bind this. initially had foreign relations in place before being annexed by Empire of Emosia, however these were dissolved. After its independence, Qaflana had diplomatic relations with

Nations Formally Recognized

Qaflana recognizes the Sovereignty of these states, however, has not engaged in formal diplomacy. Recognition was formerly given to all members and observers of the now-defunct Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union). Recognition of these Sovereign states does not equate to diplomacy including the signing of formal documents.

OAM2.png All ex-OAM member states
Real Flag of the Empire of Emosia.png Empire of Emosia
PhoklandUnion.png All remnants of the now-dissolved state of Phokland
PRPH flag.svg People's Republic of Ponderosa Hills
Empire of Aenopia flag.png Empire of Aenopia
Wegmatflag.jpeg Kingdom of Wegmat
Lytera flag.png Kingdom of Lytera

Full foreign Relations

Qaflana formally recognises the Sovereignty of these states, via the signing of formal documents. This regulates the recognition of the Government of each state; Mutual Sovereignty and claimed territories of each nation.

Empire of Aenopia flag.png Empire of Aenopia
PlushuniaFlag2.png Plushunia

Military

During its time as a Dominion of Emosia, Qaflana's military consisted of the 6th Infantry Regiment of Emosia.

Culture

National Holidays

Date Name Purpose Events
28 April Independence Day The day Qaflana became independent. Day off of work. Emperor gives a speech.
July 20 Bob Day Commemorates Bob, the national animal and subject of an international religion. Day off of work.
20 July Sovereign Day Celebrates Qaflana's independence from Emosia Day off. Emperor gives a speech.

See Also

Discord: https://discord.gg/gGTmpCh
Citizenship form: https://forms.gle/FNfQe83YMfYcA2gd9

Footnotes

  1. These are the only 2 known foreign relations which were formed during the Alex-era.

References

  1. Leon Montan. "Leon Montan announcement 1". Archived from the original on 12 July 2020.
  2. Leon Montan. "Leon Montan announcement 2". Archived from the original on 12 July 2020.
  3. Logan Ross. "Minutes of the Senate Meeting 12/7/20". Archived from the original on 12 July 2020.
  4. Wordsense. "Helyg meaning". Archived from the original on 12 July 2020.
  5. Wiktionary. "Cwsg meaning". Archived from the original on 12 July 2020.
  6. "National Weather Service Climate". Nws.noaa.gov. 2014-12-18. Retrieved 2016-05-13.
  7. "England averages". Met Office. 2012. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2012.