Regelis

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Merit State of Regelis
16:9Emblem of regelis.png

Motto
By the shield, not by the sword.
Anthem
None
Fort Wayne, IN, US
Capital cityRegalia
Official language(s)English
Official religion(s)Secular
Short nameRegelis
DemonymRegelian
GovernmentOligarchical Democratic-Republic
LegislatureHouse of Councils
- Upper HouseHouse of Judges
- Lower HouseHouse of Associates
- Type - Parliamentary Committee
- Number of seats - 33
Established22 Nov 1999
Area claimed3 Acres
Population49 (Includes only registered citizens with RID numbers.)
CurrencyHouro H HRO
Internet TLD.rg
ISO3166 RG REG 636
National sportCrokinole
National animalPhoenix
National exportTraditional Games

Regelis National Authority Website


The Merit State of Regelis, colloquially known as Regelis (/ˈrɛɪ.ɡjə.lɪs/) "re-ge-lis" or (/ˈrɛɪ.ɡju.lɪs/) "re-gyou-lis", is a micronation locally operating out of Fort Wayne, IN. It is made up of a local government consisting of three houses each representing a single branch of the government structure. The nation operates under a western technomeritocratic philosophy outlined by James and Fleshier Anderson's writings on hacker subculture.[1][2]

Regelis operates under a meritocratic democratic-republic system of government with 11 heads of state, 11 vice heads, and 11 secretaries. These leaders make up a 33 member parliamentary council called the House of Councils. Acting as the Executive Branch of Government, they are in charge of voting for, and ultimately implementing, the law. The Legislative Branch, which is composed of Regelis' associate ministers, is the House of Associates. This house drafts the law submitted for ratification by the House of Councils. Finally the Judicial Branch, the House of Judges, interprets and enforces that law.

The nation of Regelis is most notable for its complex governmental system, and short-lived merger with the controversial nation of Promatia.

History

Kaosian Republic

Regelis was founded on the 22nd of November 1999, a Monday, by a group of students from within the Florida state's Gifted Student Program (GSP), more commonly known as Gifted And Talented Education (GATE). The 22nd of November is a recreational holiday called "Start Your Own Nation Day".[3] In the beginning, Regelis was originally created under the name Republic of Kaos (/kəʊz/) "toes but with a k" as a olligarchial dictatorship. An assignment was given to the students to create and maintain a model nation over a period of 8 weeks. Students then used this model nation to simulate diplomatic relations with the nation's of other classmates. There was a prize involved to the best performing team, making the assignment competitive.

Originally, Kaos operated as an oligarchical dictatorship, with each team member having a shared leadership role. Over the course of the 8 week assignment the initial student team consisting of Shawn F., Heather C., Addien L., and Devin H., through natural evolution during the assignment, reformed the government into a operating Republic. Instead of having a Republic in name only, members of state were able to vote on government issues presented to them during class. A novel concept was create at this time, the Meritocractic portion of Regelis' ideology. The most knowledgeable team member was given a higher vote weight. At this time, votes for issues passed with a 3 to 5 point majority, with one of the 4 team members being given two vote points instead of one.

After this school assignment had ended, that group of individuals continued to maintain the Kaosian government throughout the 1999-2000 school year. These 4th grade students continued the Kaosian government as a group projects beyond that school year into the 2000-2002 school years. During this time the Kaosian constitution, flag, and basic laws were created. Citizens were made of school students who signed a petition like notebook with their name and a crude signature. This was also carried into the local Boy Scouts of America troop, members from that organization also became involved.

After the 2002 school year, the members of the team were split to into different middle schools. Shawn F., and Devin H. maintained the Kaosian government through the 2002-2003 school year in a state of lite inactivity. During the 2003-2004 Heather C., was able to rejoin the team where she stayed before separating during the 2005-2006 school year. The three team members parted during the 2006-2007 as both Shawn F., and Devin H., moved to individual school districts. Though internet contact over MySpace they operated the Kaosian government in a state of substantial inactivity in 2006.

In the 2007-2008 school year, Rourke K., and Gaige R., were brought into the Kaosian government project. Gaige did not take a government seat within the Meritocratic Republic of Kaos, but introduced the government to more secure operating protocols and the hacker subculture. Throughout the 2007-2008 year Rourke K. funded the printing of Kaosian Republic flags, and pins which were distributed to students during extracurricular clubs. They were responsible for creating a school club centered around the NationStates browser based game, and roleplaying model nations.

After the 2008 school year had ended, Shawn F. moved across the United States from south Florida to northern Indiana. At this time, the Kaosian government was still mostly active, but began to quickly inter inactivity as Facebook began to replace MySpace as the most popular social media platform. Some information was lost between Shawn F.'s move to the state of Indiana. Several boxes of paper documents were damaged during the move, along with a number of valuable personal items. Thanks to contacts in the hacker community, the Kaosian government didn't die completely.

After a meeting with the rest of the team, it was decided that Kaos could no longer exist in its current state. As, Rourke, Heather, and Devin had cut down on extracurricular hobbies and begun seriously preparing for college; Shawn F, continued to operate the dying micronation. In an attempt to revitalize the project, a group of like minded friends of Shawn F. were brought onto the project. During the 2008-2009 school year, Adam H., Nicolas D., Jeffery C., and others were introduced to the micronation for the first time. This new team recreated Kaosian government under a new name to represent a new beginning in its history. The same color scheme, an regal colors of blue, white, and gold were maintained. This evolved into the name Regalis, which became Regelis after frequent mispronunciation and misspelling.

Merit State of Regelis

During the 2009-2010 school year, Regelis became very active creating new ideas and philosophies of government. In this year, the first of several Regelian constitutions were written, a currency called the Regular was made, as well as the first editions of the Regelis flag and writings on the structure of government.

By the end of 2010, Shawn F. was no longer in secondary education as was taking a gap year before starting college. This abundance of free time lead entering micronational communities, and white hat hacking communities online. Regelis was introduced to the communities there where it was immensely popular with the people who frequented them. Communities like HackThisSite, and Let Them Find Us[4] further spread Regelis' technomeritocractic ideals which were already popular with the subculture.[5]

By the end of 2011, all members of the Regelis' government has graduated from college and worked on Regelis nearly non-stop for many months. Over 140 pieces of legislation were drafted. The governmental structure and voting system was finalized, and countless resources were gathered by its government; far surpassing its Kaosian predecessor. It was during this time the first Regelis freewebs and foiearchive websites were started. Providing file sharing for rare documents among the white hat hacking community. Regelis opened for public citizenship in on the 21st of September 2011.

In 2012, as members of the government started college for the first time, there was a major period of inactivity. Occasionally, people in the local area would be hand registered to Regelis' list of citizens.

Regelis' most rapid period of growth started in 2013, when Tommy C., Christopher L., Niesta C-D., Erika W., Willaim H., and others joined the governmental office around the same period of time. Interest in the micronational hobby took off locally, and Regelis was the only already establish nation in the area. Through the local public library, Regelis expanded rapidly. It began to hold weekly meetings, and referendums. When it later took on Adam H. as Judistace, Regelis was able to hold full council votes, and implement its appeals process. During this same year the Regelis' Micronations Wikia[6] page was removed in favor of a website in forum. Formal documents and the government structure charts were published during this time.[7]

Regelis continued to remain active throughout 2014, adding Michael B. to it roster of council seats. After it had opened public citizenship, Regelis had previously limited registrations to the local area. This year it allowed people to register internationally, as long as they could prove mastery of the English language.

In 2015, growth of the nation began to slow. Culminating into general stagnation. During the 2015-2016 year, Nicolas D. and Shawn F. maintained citizen registration and website information. At the beginning of 2016, the Regelis had changed its currency into a dual physical-digital system called Houro's Regular, and Houro's Real. It also adopted the philosophies of the Universal Basic Income, and flat rate taxation.

During the 2016-2017, Regelis was introduced to the HighTechLowLife[8] white hat hacking community, where it's membership again increased to include people participating in Regelis's digital economy system. Regelis' first discord server was made during this time, along with other non-MicroWiki micronational community pages.

After the 2017 year, Regelis' government began to again interact with the NationStates community, in an attempt to recruit citizens and get people to interact with the white hat micronational community. In the middle of 2018, Regelis started to list its information on Shawn F.'s personal website. This was eventually transferred to MicroWiki after rediscovering it in 2019, after leaving MicroWikia in 2013.

In the 2019 year, Regelis began to interact substantially with the MicroWiki and r/micronations communities. Culminating in the controversial merger between itself and Promatia in August of 2019. This lasted until the 5th of May 2020, when Regelis seperated from Promatia using its treaty powers. Regelis again reignited a high level of activity throughout August and September of 2020, negotiating a large number of bilateral recognition treaties with the micronational community, and applying for multiple micronational organizations.

Ideology

Regelis' ideology has changed over time into what it represents today. Kaos' and ultimately Regelis were founded from members of the white hat hacking community. Starting from entrants of the FIRST Robotics Competition[9] not long after the nation was founded. The 2001 competition connected Regelis to online hacking communities like hackthissite, and DEF CON. Members of these communities contributed to the ideas and legislation to Regelis throughout 2007-2016. Some of its contacts will advise the Regelian government, providing Open-Source Intelligence(OSINT) services to its cyber-military Sentry Branch.

Its ideology, based on the work of Manuel Castell, and James and Fleisher Anderson; Regelis has developed a slant in personality toward the Asian internet hacker culture, as mentioned previously. The nation of Regelis has a distinctly Japanese feels, uses Japanese symbolism, and operates with a cyberpunk-like vision of the future. Regarding technomeritocracy and hacker culture, Manuel Castell has this to say.

Together they contribute to an ideology of freedom that is widespread in the Internet world. However, this ideology is not the founding culture because it does not interact directly with the development of the technological system: freedom has many uses. These cultural layers are hierarchically disposed: the techno-meritocratic culture becomes specified as a hacker culture by building rules and customs into networks of cooperation aimed at technological projects. The virtual communitarian culture adds a social dimension to technological sharing, by making the Internet a medium of selective social interaction and symbolic belonging. The entrepreneurial culture works on top of the hacker culture, and on the communitarian culture, to diffuse Internet practices in all domains of society by way of money-making. Without the techno-meritocratic culture, hackers would simply be a specific countercultural community of geeks and nerds. Without the hacker culture, communitarian networks in the Internet would be no different from many other alternative communes. Similarly, without the hacker culture, and communitarian values, the entrepreneurial culture cannot be characterized as specific to the Internet

— Manuel Castell, Culture of the Internet (2001)[10]

Culture

Community

Community activity is sporadic and varies seasonally, normally due to the schedule of the US education system, as there are a large number of citizens between the ages of 14 and 23. Regelis' primary means of communication with citizenship is its website, discord server, and its e-mailing lists. Community members can interact with the government directly through e-mail, or contacting any member of the government over any instant chat service it uses, including twitter.

The citizenship community of Regelis is primarily local to the areas of Eastern Florida (Brevard County), Northeast Indiana (Allen County), and North Western Ohio (Defiance, Paulding, and Van Wert Counties). Local meetings take place in both Fort Wayne, IN; and Melbourne / Palm Bay, Florida on a regular basis. These meeting discuss primarily laws of Regelis, the structure of government, and visions of the future.

Holidays and Events

Regelis celebrates a number of publicly observed annual holidays, the most notable that are specific to Regelis are: Founder's Day celebrated on the 22nd of November, and Meriter's Day celebrated on the first Monday of May.

Holiday Name Date Purpose
New Year's Day 1st of January Time Off. Celebrates the first day of the New Year. A party holiday.
Valentine's Day 14th of February A gift giving holiday to the female partner of a relationship, or admiration from a male to a potential partner.
White Day 14th of March A gift giving holiday to the male partner of a relationship, or admiration from a female to a potential partner.
Black Day 14th of April A gift giving holiday to those without a partner for the purpose of finding them a partner, or for asexual celebration.
Meriter's Day 1st Monday of May Time Off. A celebration holiday for workers in order to extend their weekend. A cookout and party holiday similar to the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day.
Halloween 31st of October A gift giving holiday which encourages communities to give gifts to children in costume.
Bonfire Night 5th of November A celebration for the people's power over their government. Encourages the lighting of fireworks and a cookout, much like the 4th of July.
Founder's Day 22nd of November Time Off. Regelis' day of national founding encourages people to create their own nations, write their own laws, and participate in voting. People are given a day off work, and are expected to take this day to vote on subjects if they haven't had the time previously.
Feasting Day 4th Friday of November Time Off. Regelis' alternative to thanksgiving. This holiday encourages a large community meal enjoyed by family, roommates, and friends. It is meant to extend into the weekend with food, rest, and relaxation before the next week begins Monday. Coincides with Black Friday, which in Regelis is celebrated as Cyber Monday.
Boxing Days 25-26th of December Time Off. Acts as the largest annual gift giving holiday. The largest exchange of gifts. It is traditional in Regelis to open Christmas Day gifts late in the evening, for children and family to gather at that time. Boxing Day, those gifts are enjoyed.

National Symbols

Animal

Artistic representation of a phoenix, the national animal of Regelis.

Having Regelis' national animal be a mythical creature was careful choice, and it had many opponents until its symbolism was argued in the House of Associates. The phoenix represents transformation, rebirth, and death. The phoenix fire is used in the forge of all creation. Is a spiritual animal, it is more than just its appearance. In historical lore, it has been used as a symbol of renewal and power.

This symbol was chosen because, despite many hardships, reformations, differences in vision, and long periods of inactivity; Regelis never truly dies. Like the phoenix Regelis is an immortal being that sub-sequentially rises from its own ashes. From the reformation of the Kaos dictatorship, to monarchy, to democracy to the republic that Regelis is now. Through the merger of itself with other states such as Promatia. Through physical separation of members of government over distance and time. Regelis still survives. The phoenix reciprocates this as a symbol of longevity, the seasons, and protection. It is also known as a creature of vision, organization, and imagination. This beast fits the spirit of Regelis all around.

Game

An end game position of the 4000 year old board game Go.

Regelis' national game is Go. Go is a two player abstract strategy board game. The goal for each player is to claim more territory on the board than their opponent. Invented in the orient yearly 4,000 years ago, it is believe to be the longest continuously play board game in human history. Go is played by placing on a grid pieces called stones. Each player alternates placing a single stone on the board. One player is white, and the other is black. Once a stone is placed onto the Go board, it cannot be moved; unless it is captured by an opponent. Stones are captured by surrounding stones of your opponent's color with stones of your own color. Each grid square orthogonal to a stone is called a liberty. Once all of a stone's liberties are occupied by stones the opponent's color, it is removed from the board. Stones which share a color share their liberties. A group of stones which share liberties are much more difficult to capture than individual go stones.

Traditionally, Go is played on a 19 by 19 square grid. Players new to the game begin by practicing on Go boards of smaller size; 9 by 9, 13 by 13, then finally 19 by 19. The game has remained popular in South Korea for over 1500 years. Even though Go has simple rules, the game itself rapidly becomes very complex. Go has a much larger board, longer player, and more moves to consider than chess.[11]

Go players in Regelis are scored on an ELO Rating System ranking players from 30 Kyu to 10 Dan making up 50 total ranks. Each 3 percentile ranks a player by from 30 Kyu to 1 Kyu, where a 90 percentile player would be 1 Kyu. Beyond a single percentile ranks players from 1 Dan to 10 Dan, with the exception of the last percentile. The final percentile contains higher rated 9 Dan players. There is only one 10 Dan Go player in Regelis, which is the player with the highest ELO.

Matches of Go in Regelis consist of 6 games with players alternating black and white, with a 6.5 point Komi to white players. Matches that remain tied after game six continue into two extra games in order to break the tie. If this continues, the matches continue until a player is up two games over an opponent. If a player scores 4 games in a 6 game match, the match ends prematurely. Games end in Korean style territory scoring. The polite way to resign in Regelis is to play on the board a piece of your opponent's color.

Sport

An empty and beautifully polished crokinole board.

That national sport of Regelis is Crokinole. Crokinole is a dexterity board game for two to four players, invented in 19th century Canada. Each player sits on either side of the table, unable to move their seating after they have settled before starting the game. The player must then remain seated for the duration of the game, with at least one buttock must be contacting their seating at all times; while taking shots. Each player will start the game with a stacks of disks of their color. 3 stacks of 3 disks in a two player game. Or 2 stack of 3 disks in a four player team game. Players alternate shooting single disks across the board's well waxed wooden surface. Players must shoot using only their dominant hand, or a hand of their choosing before the game starts.[12]

After all players have taken their turns, any disks sunken in the middle hole during play are instantly removed from the board and are worth 20 points. Anything in the middle circle is worth 15 points, concentrically 10, and finally 5 points. The closer to the middle, the better a player scores. At the end of each round, the score of each player is totaled. The winner gets the difference of the point value, which accumulates over the course of the game. First player to 100 points, wins the game. In Regelis, matches are played over 12 games, each player alternating color and turn order. A player must be ahead by two games by the end of the match or play two additional extra games. Otherwise, if either player wins 8 games over the course of the match, the match ends prematurely.

If there are no disks on the board controlled by your opponent when shooting, if a shot does not land into the central circle it is removed from the board. If your opponent does have a disk on the board, in order to retain the disk you are shooting, you must contact an opponent's disk. This can be done with a carom shot, by hitting another one of your disks before hitting an opponents. However, if you fail to hit an opponent's disk, all disks of your own touched during that shot are removed from the board.

Flower

An image of the purple trimmed leaves of the shy princess.
Gif of the Mimosa Pudica leaf movement.

The Mimosa Pudica, commonly referred to as Sky Princess is a viney fern-like flowering plant in same family as peas and legumes. This plant is a non-edible non-poisonous pantropical weed found in the southern United States, but exists on almost every continent. It grows in high light conditions and thrives in low-nutrient soils that can't support other plants.

Mainly grown as a novelty plant, its compound leaves fold inward quickly through rapid plant movement when touched. Due to Mimosa's unique response to touch, it became an ideal plant for many experiments regarding plant habituation and memory.[13] It's leaves typically remain open during the day, but close at night.[14] For this reason, this Mimosa genus plant is called pudica, which in Latin translates to bashful.

Mimosa Pudica's seed pods are quite large and easily harvested for their small, round peppercorn-like seeds. These seed pod are brambled collections of burred filaments much like small tumbleweeds. In many parts of the world, Mimosa Pudica is considered a invasive weed, and strongly effects tropical crops. Some crops it effects strongly are bananas, coconuts, coffee, corn, cotton, papaya, soybeans, sugar cane, and tomatoes. The plant also strongly effects the soil composition of the areas it invades, increasing the amount of ground nitrogen and potassium. The main branch of the plant is covered in sharp thorns next to each stem.

Tree

A flowering Weeping Yoshino tree. It's pink flowers of late spring.

The Weeping Yoshino Cherry Tree, or shidarezakura is child of hybrid Prunus speciosa and Prunus pendula cherry trees grafted with Prunus serrulata the common cherry blossom; Prunus × yedoensis|serrulata. The resulting tree, the Weeping Yoshino Cherry Tree has a very different appearance than the common cherry blossom, looking much more like a weeping willow tree. Often confused with a willow which is a salicylic acid producing evergreen plant, the Weeping Yoshino Cherry is a flowering tree of the Rose family.

The Weeping Yoshino Cherry occurs as a natural and artificial hybrid in Japan, and has been transplanted to the United States on several occasions; primarily in Washington D.C. It is one of the most popular, cultivated, and planted cherry tree variations worldwide. Unlike the common cherry blossom which is known for it large pink flowers, the flowers of the shidarezakura are quite small; but are far more numerous. They hang in dense bunches toward the ground like the willow tree, and similarly its branches also fall to the ground like those of a weeping willow, creating easy to retrieve bundles of flowers.

Most cultivars of cherry trees have a short lifespan of 30-40 years. However, the Weeping Yoshino Cherry's lifespan is unknown. Originally relatively uncommon hybrid, was formed naturally. The oldest known examples of shidarezakura have survived more than 300 years, and show no evidence of senesence.[15]. A fully grown tree has a trunk diameter between 2-3 meters, a height of 7-8 meters, and a width 10-15 meters. Hangings from tree are capable of reaching from the full height of the tree to the ground.[16] The shidarezakura grows rapidly, reaching 15 foot height in as little as 3 years, and full height in as few as 20. Because of its rapid growth, much like the willow tree it needs a substantial amount of water in order to sustain its growth; preferring areas with high precipitation. These trees easily survive cold winter temperatures, but their buds may be damaged when exposed to cold weather during the spring budding season, where temperatures below -2 C (28 F) damage flowering buds permanently.

Climate

Climate data for Regelis
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 0.2
(32.4)
2.4
(36.3)
8.9
(48)
16.2
(61.2)
22.1
(71.8)
27.2
(81)
29.1
(84.4)
27.9
(82.2)
24.4
(75.9)
17.4
(63.3)
9.9
(49.8)
2.3
(36.1)
29.1
(84.4)
Average low °C (°F) -8.1
(17.4)
-6.5
(20.3)
-1.8
(28.8)
3.8
(38.8)
9.6
(49.3)
15.2
(59.4)
17.1
(62.8)
16.0
(60.8)
11.4
(52.5)
5.1
(41.2)
0.5
(32.9)
-5.5
(22.1)
-8.1
(17.4)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 58.4
(2.299)
50.8
(2)
68.6
(2.701)
88.9
(3.5)
109.2
(4.299)
106.7
(4.201)
106.7
(4.201)
91.4
(3.598)
71.1
(2.799)
71.1
(2.799)
78.7
(3.098)
71.1
(2.799)
972.7
(38.295)
Source: Weather-US[17]

Government of Regelis

Image shows the physical seating arrangement of each voting member of the House of Councils during voting periods. (Sep 2013)

The government of Regelis is separated into three Houses. The House of Councils, the House of Associates, and the House of Judges. The Associates draft the law, the Council votes on the law, and the Judges interpret the Law.

The House of Councils is separated into 11 branches each called an office or ministry. Each office has a unique name to identify it. The offices are: Armistace, Comustace, Emisstace, Ferastace, Indistace, Judistace, Monistace, Natustace, Popustace, Remistace, and Socistace. Each branch as a specific set of jobs associated with it. In while voting on legislation in the House of Councils, each ministry acts as its own political party working in its own interests competitively. The job of each office is to convince the others to vote in favor of or against legislation that might help or hurt their office.

The House of Councils has 3 governmental positions. Premiere, which is the Head of State position in Regelis. They have the authority to promote or demote any member within their office, including those holding council positions; and have 3 voting points in council sessions. The Vice-Premiere have 2 voting points in councils sessions. Secretaries have 1 point in council sessions. Council sessions also require 10 randomly selected members of the population, and 24 Judges; wish each have 1 point in council sessions. Members of the House of Councils are elected by subordinate members of the House of Associates. Premieres positions are only filled when a Premiere dies, a special session votes them out of office, they are rules unfit for service by the House of Judges, or outed by formal public request.

The House of Associates has a few positions. The most important of which is Associate, which is responsible for all of the duties within their division. An office is made up of multiple divisions. Each division is dedicated to a specific task or duty within a ministry. Underneath an Associate are Director, Managers, and Agents of the government. Associates are appointed to their position by the House of Councils.

The House of Judges is made up of 24 Judges, 11 of which are randomly selected to vote on issues, court cases, and appeals. The House of Judges may act in two teams of 11 with two judges cycling off time. The allows a breaking period for judges about 4-5 times per year. Judges are elected by subordinate judges within the House of Judges.

Seats of the House of Councils

List of Premieres
Position Job Title Name Year of Election
Armistace Premiere Military Commander Jeffery C. 2009
Comustace Premiere Workforce Supervisor Tommy C. 2013
Ferastace Premiere Network Coordinator Michael B. 2014
Indistace Premiere Intelligence Officer Nicolas D. 2009
Judistace Premiere Judicial Representative Adam H. 2013
Natustace Premiere Environmental Surveyor Brittany C. 2020
Popustace Premiere Voice of the People Shawn F. 1999
List of Vice Premieres
Position Job Title Name Year of Election
Vice Armistace Secondary Military Commander Christopher L. 2013
Vice Popustace Secondary Voice of the People Devin H. 1999
List of Secretaries
Position Job Title Name Year of Election
Secretary Armistace Minister of Military Command Niesta C-D. 2013
Secretary Popustace Minister of the People Rourke K. 2007

Indicates inactive members of government. Per house charter retain their positions until a suitable replacement can be found.

Former Seats of the House of Councils

List of Premieres
Position Job Description Name Year of Election Year of Termination
Comustace Premiere Workforce Supervisor Addien L. 1999 2005
Monistace Premiere Economic Overseer Heather C. 1999 2005
Natustace Premiere Social Coordinator Erika W. 2013 2020
Vice Indistace Secondary Intelligence Officer William H. 2013 2016

Economy

Image depicts the Regelian currency account management software. It automatically pays out the Universal Basic Income for Regelis, taxes citizens, and manages account transfers.

The base unit of currency used in Regelis is the Houro (H). This currency is pinned to the value of a person hour. The total currency in circulation of the nation is determined by the following formula: 8766 × population. Regelis' bank is strictly maintained by a computerized balancing system. Its currency is kept in equilibrium with the nation's Universal Basic Income. For this reason the Houro is a digital only currency with its accounts controlled directly by the national treasury and bank, under the Monistace.

Universal Basic Income

Each working class citizen, persons of the working age of 15, regardless of their ability or willingness to work are paid a daily stipend. This stipend is Regelis' universal basic income. Each day every eligible citizen is paid exactly 8 Houros, minus taxes, to do with whatever they please. This is given to maintain or assist individuals under the line of poverty. The Houros issued by the state are indistinguishable from currency earned though work, and are grouped into the same personal account. Sharing this account with another Regelian is not possible, fee free transactions can be made between any account.

Classifications

Updated Q3 2020

List of Macronational Classifications
Index Score
Democracy Index (MPI) 6.3
List of Micronational Classifications
Index Score
Boodlesmythe-Tallini System of Classification Bricks and Mortar, Small, Community - 5th World
Micronational Potential Index (MPI) 4.0
Dresner's System of Classification (CGSC) 3.8
Economic Potential Index (EPI) 3.4
Freayth's System of Classification 4.3
Linden's Revised System of Classification 3.8
Usian Bureaucratic Scale 4.0
Roscoe's Scale of Micronational Seriousness 4.0

Recognition

Bilateral Recognition

Unilateral Recognition


References

  1. Georgette Wang, De-Westernizing Communication Research Altering Questions and Changing Frameworks
  2. Alan Chong and Faizal Bin Yahya; State, Society, and Information Technology in Asia https://pdf.zlibcdn.com/dtoken/a92620ff17d18dca521ddaaed0c1e03d/State,_Society_and_Information_Technology_in_Asia_2576907_(z-lib.org).pdf
  3. https://www.theodysseyonline.com/national-start-country-day November 22 is National Start Your Own Country Day, In Case You've Always Wanted To Be King
  4. https://twitter.com/letthemfindus LTFU Twitter
  5. https://proza.ru/2011/03/13/1845 Regelis listed on a list of micronations dated 13 Mar 2011
  6. https://micronations.wikia.org/wiki/Regelis
  7. https://reliance.boards.net/thread/29/structure-house
  8. http://hightechlowlife.info/ HTLL
  9. https://info.firstinspires.org/ FIRST Robotics Competition
  10. Manuel Castell, Culture of the Internet http://sociology.morrisville.edu/readings/STS316/Reading2-Castells.pdf
  11. Cho Chikun, Go: A Complete Introduction to the Game
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  18. http://regelis.com/documents/regelis_naveria_treaty_signed.pdf Regelis Naveria Treaty
  19. http://regelis.com/documents/regelis_cycoldia_treaty_signed.pdf Regelis Cyclodia Treaty
  20. http://regelis.com/documents/new_athens_regelis_treaty_signed.pdf New Athens Regelis Treaty
  21. http://regelis.com/documents/treaty_of_kaiserstadt_regalia.pdf Treaty of Kaiserstadt-Regalia
  22. http://regelis.com/documents/matachewanian_regelis_treaty_signed.pdf Matachewan Regelis Treaty
  23. http://regelis.com/documents/misberia_regelis_treaty_signed.pdf Miserbia Regelis Treaty
  24. http://regelis.com/documents/regelis_nordika_treaty_signed.pdf Regelis Nordika Treaty
  25. http://regelis.com/documents/regelis_ustea_treaty_signed.pdf Regelis Ustea Treaty
  26. http://regelis.com/documents/regelis_yu-xia_treaty_signed.pdf Regelis Yu-Xia Treaty
  27. http://regelis.com/documents/regelis_vishwamitra_treaty_signed.pdf Regelis Vishwamitra Treaty
  28. http://regelis.com/documents/regelis_theodia_treaty_signed.pdf Regelis Theodia Treaty