Republic of Bartonia

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Republic of Bartonia EN
Republik Bartonien DE
Республика Бартония RUS
Rzeczpospolita Bartonia PL
Respubliko de Bartonia EO

Bartonian Eco Flag.jpg
Flag
Bartonian Eco Coa.jpg
Coat of arms

Motto
My zawsze stoimy razem
(We always stay together)
Anthem
"Bartonia nasza"

Capital cityBartonowo
Largest cityOberwald (by area)
Bartonowo (by population)
Official language(s)
Official religion(s)None (de-jure)
Christianity (de-facto)
Short nameBartonia
DemonymBartonian
GovernmentDemocratic-socialist unitary semi-presidental republic
- DogeCal Sewa
- Vice-DogeLadi
LegislatureNational Council
- Type - Unicameral
- Last election - 30 November 2021
Established27 May 2020
Area claimed2,1 km²
Population34 (as of November 2021 census)
CurrencyBartonian Krono
Time zoneCET (Central European Time)
National sportGolf
National dishFish sticks, Dorolas
National drinkApple juice (unofficial)
National animalBird
Patron saintJohn Paul II
This micronation is a member of the Grand Unified Micronational, the Union Against Micronational War, the League of Neutral States and the Austrian Micronational Union.

Official Government Website


Bartonia, officially the Republic of Bartonia, is a sovereign state, known as a micronation in Austria. It was founded on 27 May 2020 after the collapse of Rabenberg. It claims a 2.1 km² small territory, which is not located on the former territory of Rabenberg. All exclaves are landlocked by Austria. The capital city is Bartonowo, which has also the most population, the biggest by area is Oberwald. The seat of government is in Bartonowo on the Green square. In Bartonia there exists the system of planned economy.

History

After the collapse of the Grand Duchy of Rabenberg, the Republic of Bartonia was founded on the 27 May 2020 on an other territory than Rabenberg.

1st Republic of Bartonia (27 May 2020 – 1 June 2020)

The first Republic of Bartonia was the time without a real government. There were only a few laws and no infrastructure. After the Ecologist Party won the election, it was turned into the first Ecologist Republic era.

1st Ecologist Republic of Bartonia (1 June 2020 – 2 July 2020)

The Ecologists build up Bartonia and it's infrastructure after their principles of Ecologism. Many environmental laws were passed in this time. All things that were bad for the environment and climate were banned in this time; like driving cars, owning disposable plastic and many other things.

Monarcho-Republic of Bartonia and Haltlandia (2 July 2020 – 3 July 2020)

The Monarcho-Republic era was very short. It was caused by the state visit of Cal Sewa to Austria, were he stayed in a royal hotel. He decided to turn Bartonia step after step into a monarchy. but after just one day, he thought it was a stupid idea and turned Bartonia back into the current Ecologist Republic of Bartonia.

2nd Ecologist Republic of Bartonia (3 July 2020 – 18 September 2021)

The second Ecologist Republic was formed after the dissolution of the monarcho-republic era. The Ecologist Party introduced further environmental laws. The demolished city of Oberwald was rebuild by the government and Bartonia got a partially-new state territory. Many houses and other buildings were build in this time. This era is also known as the "golden era" of Bartonia. New shops were opened, newspapers have been printed and the infrastructure was very good. New political parties have been founded. Prosperity was much higher than in the other eras. Bartonia got a new coat of arms and a new national anthem. Bartonia also joined the most influential intermicronational union, the Grand Unified Micronational as a observer member. After this era ended, some political scandals were uncovered – e.g. the Ecologists faked some electional results. And the people of Bartonia were supervised by the secret police OSD. After this informations have been leaked, the people just realised that the Ecologist Bartonia wasn't democratic at all. The MDI at the time of Ecologism in Bartonia was 7.2 – after it turned into a full democratic nation it increased to 9,0.

2nd Republic of Bartonia (18 September 2021 – today)

On the 18 September the Ecologist Party of Bartonia went defunct on command by Cal Sewa, the leader of the party. He founded an other political party, the Democratic Left instead of the Ecologist Party. As Cal Sewa also was the Head of State of Bartonia at this time, he also renamed the Ecologist Republic of Bartonia into its first name, Republic of Bartonia. The constitution was rewritten, as the ruling claim of the Ecologists was given up. The flag remained, even if it also was made by the Ecologist government. As Bartonia turned into a democratic nation, the Micronational Democracy Index increased to 9 out of 10. Also, in this era the CGSC increased to 3.8. On 2 November 2021, Bartonia got a membership in the League of Neutral States.

Geography

In Bartonia, there aren't any high mountains like in Austria, there are only some small hills. In the exclave Haltlandia there is a small beach, and also near the Rose-Lake in the main territory. In Bartonia, there are many forests.

Lakes

  • Rose-Lake
Beaches
Italiano-beach in exclave Haltlandia
  • Rose-Lake beach
  • Italiano beach

Rivers

  • Silver creek
  • Channel creek

Mountains and hills

  • Bird mountain
  • Over Hill
  • Ramenato mountain
  • Raven mountain

Forests

  • Raven forest
  • Barbara Stangel-Forest
  • Antonius forest
  • Hl. Hieronymus forest

Roads and streets

  • Sun street
  • Hugel'A street
  • Mayr Street
  • Maxton main-road
  • Wegerl main-road
  • Awada road
  • Zarel Smith street
  • Oberwald main street

Administrative divisions

The state territory with all the exclaves
English name (in bracket german) Real country Since...
Main territory (Hauptgebiet) Austria 27 May 2020
Waterrock (Haltlandia) Austria 27 May 2020
Ostania (Ostanien) Austria 4 January 2021

Cities and villages

Biggest city by area, Oberwald
Awent (small village in Ostania)
Village center of Awent; Behind the village Hieronymus

Awent is located near the city Oberwald. There is only one house there, because of the low population.

Bartonowo (capital city, biggest city by population, located in the main territory)

Bartonowo is the political, cultural and economic centre of Bartonia. The seat of government is on the Green square, which is often visited by tourists. In Bartonowo there also is the small Bird mountain and the Rose-Lake.

Esta (city in Ostania)

Esta (formerly known as Greta-Thunberg-City in the ecologist era of Bartonia) was a planned city in Ostania, and is often visited by tourists. Esta was destroyed by strong gusts of wind, with the center being the center sustaining the most damage. It is no longer maintained because doing do was deemed not profitable. The big Graeme Maxton Monument is located in the city centre.

Großbaum (city in Ostania)

Großbaum is a small city with only two sights, but it is the mostly visited place in Bartonia, because of it's location.

Hieronymus (small village in Ostania)

Hieronymus is a small village located on Bartonia's north-end in Ostania. The village-centre is well-known for it's park.

Oberwald (biggest city by area, located in Ostania)
Wood storage site in Oberwald

Oberwald is the biggest city by area in Bartonia. It is the main centre of Ecological architecture in Bartonia.

Sights

  • Rose-Lake
  • Bird mountain
  • Dr. F.X. Mayr Golf course
  • Ecologist Monuments
  • The Tree
  • Memorial to the Victims of Fascism
  • John-Paul II Park
  • National Museum
  • BartoniaSign
  • Graffiti wall
  • Kulturpalast
  • Ecologist Halls
  • Hügelhaus 2
  • Maxton-tower
  • Haus der Planwirtschaft
  • Monument der Ökodemokratie
  • B.-Tor
  • Bergkapelle
  • Assisikapelle
BartoniaSign
The BartoniaSign

There is a small sign on the north-border to Austria. It is named BartoniaSign. It represents that Bartonia is an sovereign state.

Government and politics

Main article: Politics of Bartonia

The Micronational Democracy Index calls Bartonia a full democracy with 9 of 10 points. The Bartonian political system is build on the ideas of Democratic socialism. Capitalism and Fascism are two of many banned ideologies, because of the environment and human rights.

Political parties

Main article: Political parties in Bartonia

Government

Bartonia is a democratic-socialist unitary semi-presidential republic. It is mainly ruled by the Doge, beacause he has more power, but sometimes also by the Vice-Doge.

Constitution

Before 2021 there was no constitution, but only a main law. In early 2021 the Doge wrote a constitution with 3 chapters. As of the dissolution of the Ecologist Party and its ruling claim, the constitution was rewritten by Cal Sewa on 18 September 2021.

Foreign relations

The Bartonian government is always open to new foreign relationships, however applications from fascist states are not accepted.

Micronations allied with Bartonia

Micronations with formal relations to Bartonia

Micronations with a mutual recognition treaty with Bartonia

Recognized states; no diplomatic relations

Sanctioned states

Intermicronational organisation participation

Bartonia is member of 11 organisations. It is (e.g.) a member of the European Union of Micronations, the Austrian Micronational Union, the Grand Unified Micronational, the Union Against Micronational War, the Micronational Greens and Ecologists, the World Micronations Football Federation, the League of Neutral States and the Union Cycliste Intermicronationale.

Law and order

Main article: Security in Bartonia

In Bartonia there is no criminality at all. There is no normal, but only a special police called OSD Obersicherheitsdienst.

The army of Bartonia is the Militar Bartoniyy. The leader of it is the Doge, the head of state.

The legislature of Bartonia is the National Council. It has two seats, one for the head of state, the Doge and one for the deputy, the Vice-Doge.

Secret police OSD

Logo of the secret police "OSD"
June 2020 – September 2021

At the time of existence of the Ecologist Republic of Bartonia, the OSD had the right to control every citizen. It controlled mainly in the exclave Ostania and in the main territory. Just like nowadays, it had no uniform back then, so you couldn't recognize a agent. The secret police created files and personal profiles for wanted persons or persons "under surveillance", which were sent to the government and the mainly-ruling Ecologist Party.

Since September 2021

As Bartonia turned into a democratic nation, the OSD was turned into a normal police.

Human rights

Human rights are mostly respected by the government, but not always. There are no human-rights organisations, but the Social Party of Bartonia and the Democratic Left defend them.

Economy

The economy of Bartonia is very small, because of the small territory. It is supported financially by the conversion fees for the exchange of currencies to be able to pay in the store with Bartonian Kronos. In Bartonia there is no capitalist free market, but the system of planned economy. In Winter 2021, the Doge Cal Sewa worked on a ecological economy plan for Bartonia, and presented it on the 5th of January 2021 in the National-council. The plan has given the Bartonian economy a small boost, that the government had expected. On the 23 January 2021, Cal Sewa presented an economical 2-year plan. For the most necessities of life, the Bartonians have to go shopping in Austria.

Currency

The currency of Bartonia is the Bartonian Krono. It is is issued by the National Bank of Bartonia.

Taxation

Since 26 October 2020 no one is taxable. This was also an factor for the Economic crisis in 2021.

Businesses

In Bartonia there are only two restaurants and one shop. There are also some smaller companies, like in the movie industry sector.

Rabatto-Shop

Rabatto is the only shop in Bartonia, located in the capital city of Bartonowo. It sells shampoos, stickers, magazines, tooth brushes and other things, but only in certain situations food.

Traditional agriculture in Ostania with the sickle

Agriculture

There are five farmers in Bartonia. The most of the agricultural productions are exported to Austria, some things are also sold in Bartonowo. Only two of the farmers use tractors and other agricultural machines. The economy of Bartonia is based 60% of agricultural products. Cut grass is exported to 97% into Austria.

Tourism

The most visited territories are (sorted by number of tourists) the exclave Ostania, the exclave Waterrock and the main territory. The most-visited city is Großbaum, because of the location. The most tourists come from Austria and Germany.

Living standards

The yearly reports of the statistics company <<1>> say, that the living standards in Bartonia are moderate. Most of the Bartonian people do not earn much money from work, but are happy anyway. 44% of the Bartonian population earn under 600 euros a month.

Resources

Bartonia's natural resources include water, eatable plants and fish. The most important mineral resource is ore. 80% of it is exported into Austria, 10% into Ostanland.

Ore mining

Ore is being mined in the garavin-gorge by hand, because it should be all ecological. The mining place is overground, near the city centre of Oberwald. The workers are all volunteers and are not payed by the government or anyone else.

Economic crisis April 2021 – September 2021

The Economic crisis was mainly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but also by other factors, like there are no taxes at all. The only shop in Bartonia, Rabatto, had to close temporarily. Only newspapers were sold on the streets of Bartonowo.

Population

Language

The officially recognised languages include German, Polish, Russian and Esperanto.

Demographics

The most polish-speaking people live in the capital city Bartonowo. The second biggest ethnic group are Austrians.There are also various other minorities like Canadians, Indian people, Greeks and many other.

Year Population Citizens Change since last year
2020 19 26 Steady Steady
2021 14 34 Increased
2022 14 35 Increased
Kind of citizen Total number of citizens Number of citizens residents Electoral rights
Dogs 2 0 No
Cats 1 1 X mark.pngNo
Other 1 1 Yes check.pngYes
Humans 34 14 Yes check.pngYes

Religion

There is one roman-catholic chapel in Oberwald, the Bergkapelle, and the Government also plans to build one in the capital city Bartonowo. In Bartonia there are no churches or other big religious buildings. The people must go to Austria, if they want to go to a church.

Year Roman-catholicism Christ-f. Progressive Christianism None Unknown
2020 3-5 2-3 - 1 18
2021 3-7 2-5 1 1 22
2022

Culture

Bartonia has a very strong culture; due to the variety of citizens nationalities, different traditions meet.

Sports

The national sports are Golf and Football-soccer. There is a very small golf-course and a Soccerfield.

Skiing

Skiing is popular in Bartonia, especially for smaller kids. Even if there is only one small ski-resort, the Bartonians are very proud of it.

Music

In Bartonia the most popular type of music is military marches or leftist (socialist) music. But some Bartonians also hear normal pop music. The most played instruments in Bartonia are the piano and the accordion, in the musical genre Bartonian People's Music. An own kind of music, that is only heard in Ostania is BartoArab Music.

Cinema

There are also some movies originating from Bartonia. They are very popular there, even if all films are very short.

Cuisine and drink

The national dish is fish sticks and Dorolas (sweet wraps). The national drink is apple juice and Abarto (a mix between apple juice and ice tea lemon). These national foods are eaten on the National independence day on 27 May.

National holidays

  • International Winter Bike to Work Day: 14 February
  • First holidays: 15. February 2021 - 21. February 2021
  • Waste separation day: 9th of March
  • Global Recycling Day: 18th of March
  • International Day of Forests: 21st of March
  • Easter holidays: 27. March 2021 - 05. April 2021
  • Earth Day: 22nd of April
  • Worker's Day: 1st of May
  • National independence day: 27th of May
  • World No Tobacco Day: 31st of May
  • Segona holidays: 22 May 2021 - 24. May 2021
  • World Bicycle Day: 3rd of June
  • World Environment Day: 5th of June
  • Day of Ecologism: 21st of June
  • Anti-Fascism and Anti-Racism Day: 25th of June
  • International Plastic Bag Free Day: 3rd of July
  • National Second Hand Wardrobe Day: 25th of August
  • Summer holidays: 10. July 2021 - 12. September 2021
  • Zero Emissions Day: 21st of September
  • World Car Free Day: 22nd of September
  • Autumn Holidays: 27. October 2021 - 31. October 2021
  • International Mountain Day: 11th of December
  • International Tea Day: 15th of December
  • New Year's Eve: 31st of December
  • Winter holidays: 24. December 2021 - 06. January 2022

Note: There are also some holidays that are only celebrated by minorities and aren't in this table.

Media

The logo of the Bartonian Paper with the slogan "Volturo basida A Wissa" (Trust is based on knowledge)

Bartonian media is free to publish almost any works because of a lack of censorship, but fines do exist for glorifying banned ideologies.

There are two media, TeleBarton is state-owned, the other is private.

  • TeleBarton (TV station)

Infrastructure

Electricity and water supplies are provided to Bartonia by the Republic of Austria for free.

Transport

98% of the people in Bartonia own a bicycle. It's the most-used vehicle. Because cars and other exhaust-gas-producing vehicles are banned, the most people go by foot or ride a bicycle. There are no trains because of the small area. Although cars are banned, Austrian vehicles continue to drive illegally on Bartonia's roads.

Buildings and architecture

In Bartonia there are not many buildings. The most citizens live outside Bartonia, so only some buildings are inhabited. It is also normal, that some businesses are all located in one building.

The main architectural style is Ecological architecture, but Austrian landhouse architecture is also very popular. The main centre of Ecological buildings is in the city Oberwald in the exclave Ostania.

Businesses

For more information: Bartonia#Businesses

The most businesses are located in the capital city Bartonowo. There are two restaurants and one shop, that sells shampoos, magazines, newspapers, stickers and more.

Telecommunictaion

The Bartonian telecommunication system is mainly based on mobile telephones. Nearly every citizen has a mobile phone. There are no national telecommunication or internet providers, because of the small territory austrian providers are obtained. Every citizen has to use the ecological search engine Ecosia instead of Google, however this is not controlled. There are nearly no televisions.

Health

There are no health institutions like hospitals on the territory of Bartonia.

COVID-19 pandemic

Bartonia has been founded on the 27 May 2020, in the time of the pandemic. The borders have been closed by the government in late May, later they were opened. On the 4th of August, the borders have been closed again, but only to the main territory, were the capital city is. Mask requirement has been also introduced. Until the 25th July 2021 Bartonia hasn't recorded any cases of COVID-19, but on that day three persons were infected.

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