Republic of Børge
| Republic of Libri |
Terra communis doctrina (Latin: The land of shared learning)
|New York City, New York, United States |
|Official language(s)||English, Latin|
|Area claimed||(c.) 5 square feet|
|Population||226 (as of 2019 census)|
The Republic of Børge is a micronation founded on December 19, 2017 by Amedeo Bettauer. He says that he founded the nation because " books have separate and distinct rights, and do not deserve to be ruled by the U.S.A." It is located on a small piece of land in an apartment in NYC. It is still ruled by Pres. Amedeo Bettauer.
The name of the nation is a combination of the two official languages. Republic conveying the style of goverment, and Børge meaning books in Danish. The name has two varieties, Børge in most conversation, and formal: Bøger.
The current land of Børge has been inhabited by the U.S. from 1931 to 2017. In 2016, a group of books formed the Roosevelt Library. It was part of the U.S. But, the next year, all the books did not want to be under U.S. rule, so, on Dec. 19, 2017, they declared themselves the Republic of Børge. On New Year's Day 2018, a meeting was called for plans of building the country. They agreed on a president, currency, etc. This was followed through by a renovation project that lasted until late March.
Government and politics
The nation is run by Pres. Bettauer in the form of Representative CrowdLaw. This means that the citizens can suggest laws for the country to the president himself. The nation is managed by somewhat opposing groups, Fiction and Nonfiction.
Law and order
The country is managed by the Country's Group. It represents the people and the president. A law follows the Bokla process. First, every month, citizens suggest laws to the CG. Second, the CG submits the citizens ideas to the president with a few regulations. Then, the president approves a few ideas on the list and puts the other ideas to have let them do it with themselves. The ones that he signed are then implemented.
The nation, as of right now, has not entered into relations with any recognized country, but are pending a reply from the UN in response to our Declaration of Independence. But, tourism has increased.
There is currently no Børgeran armed forces.
Geography and climate
Highest Point: Mt. Aktuell, Lowest Point: Founders Gate, Average Tempature: 70 degrees F
The GDP of Børge is 0 USD. There is no economy and no source of income. The economy is trying to get started in the area, but as of right now, there are no signs of that.
As a book-only state, the main culture of Børge is knowledge. There are many experts on geography, science, and much more. The nation has been also based off of Mt. Aktuell, as many like to climb the 3-foot distance from Founder's Gate to the point.
The national anthem is Your Library, by Ludwig von Drake: /www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcaG8nBNP3Q Also, some institutions are being founded, such as Børge Climb, which seeks to settle Mt. Aktuell by 2019.
Under construction is Børge News, a news program on the computer of the president using Photo Booth. It is under construction and is expected to be up in June. Other than that, the main media is the Læsning, which is the media that says the new citizen laws. Media is difficult in the area due to space.
CrowdLaw Website: crowd.law