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Kingdom of Galte
| Kingdom of Galte |
Contra todo pronóstico (Spanish: Against all odds)
Waugoshance Island, Lake Michigan
|Capital city||Belle Territory|
|Official religion(s)||None official|
|Government||Government of Galte|
|- King||Michael I|
|Established||December 8, 2019|
|Area claimed||45 sq. mi|
|Population||5 (only two currently residing in Galtesian claims)|
|Currency||United States dollar|
|National animal||American black bear|
|This nation is a member of the League of Independent Nations|
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The Kingdom of Galte [ˈgɑːltə], more commonly known as Galte, is a micronation located on Waugoshance Island in Lake Michigan; the Kingdom also holds territory near Memphis, Michigan labelled the Belle Territory. The Belle Territory is the de facto capital of Galte. The Kingdom of Galte was founded on December 8, 2019, when the signing of the Declaration of Independence took place in the Capital Territory, which is no longer a part of Galtesian land. It was originally called the Grand Republic of Usmuani, and functioned under a democratic socialist regime.
The Kingdom of Galte is a member of the League of Independent Nations and the Kongreso de Esperanto Mikronacioj (lit. the Congress of Esperanto Micronations).
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Politics and government
- 4 Diplomacy and foreign relations
- 5 Climate
- 6 Culture
- 7 Classifications
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Galte is the Norwegian word for crowed, meaning to have cried out loudly. The President picked this name to symbolize how the citizens of Galte (all of whom are former United States citizens) cried out for help and change from the United States government to no avail, before forming the Kingdom of Galte.
Founding and transition period
The President signed the Declaration of Independence on December 8, 2019, and named the nation the Grand Republic of Usmuani. Elections were held for the First Congress of the Republic, and Senators were appointed. The nation's momentum fizzled out and laid dormant until early April 2020. The President abolished the Congress and renamed the nation the Republic of Galte. He, along with the two other citizens, drew up a constitution and claimed Low Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica, as the nation's territory. The constitutional convention ended on June 2, 2020, and the new constitution was adopted that same day.
On June 24, 2020, the Republic of Galte was admitted into the League of Independent Nations, with a unanimous vote from all Chairmen.
On August 5, 2020, Shepard signed an executive order declaring Galte's claim to Low Island void and claiming Waugoshance Island in Lake Michigan as the nation's territory. 20 days after claiming Waugoshance, the Republic of Galte transitioned into the Kingdom of Galte following a referendum held by Galte's citizens.
Politics and government
Galte is a constitutional monarchy. The nation originally used the term "benevolent dictatorship" to describe how the country is run, but began using describing itself as a democratic republic after the launch of the legislative branch, the Convention. There are multiple government agencies, such as the Bureau of the Treasury, all of which are overseen by the King.
Law and order
There is no internal police force, as the size of the nation has not required one to exist. If the police must be alerted to anything, the local macronational police are alerted.
The Constitution of Galte outlines the functions of a High Court. The power normally delegated to the High Court is currently held by Parliament.
Diplomacy and foreign relations
The intermicronational view of the Kingdom of Galte is generally positive. The nation has only recently begun entering into diplomatic relations, resulting in a fairly short list of alliances.
Full diplomatic relations
League of Independent Nations
- Nexan Republic
- Republic of Ustea
- Kingdom of Ferabotna
- Kingdom of Stratton
- Empire of Kaemira
- Free Nation of New Athens
- Grand Principality of Mailacia and Idessa
- United Kingdoms of Greater Monmark
- Urban Republic of Dinasia
- Merit State of Regelis
- Haisarkian Empire
- Federated States of Gapla
- Republic of Scoria
- United Republic of Classicus
- Constitutional Monarchy of Paris
- Federal Republic of Azeria
- Maple Republic
- Republic of Alfland
- Kingdom of Atiera
- Internet Union
- Empire of Centralia
- Unified Royal States of Australis
- Democratic Republic of Hausenwald
- Republic of Yu-Xia
- Democratic Republic of Skokholm and the Baffin Islands
Alliances outside of organizations
|Climate data for Waugoshance Island|
|Average high °C (°F)||-3
|Daily mean °C (°F)||-8
|Average low °C (°F)||-12
|Average Precipitation mm (inches)||1.6
|Source:  (data from 1985-2015)|
The official languages are English and Esperanto. As an Esperanto speaking nation, the Kingdom of Galte is a member of the Kongreso de Esperanto Mikronacioj (lit. Congress of Esperanto Micronations).
There is no official religion in Galte, but as of May 2020, 50% of citizens are Christian, and 50% are atheist. No religion is to be set official per the Constitution.
Boodlesmythe-Tallini System of Classification
Galte is a 6th world nation according to the Boodlesmythe-Tallini System of Classification.
Dresner's System of Classification
Galte scores a 3 on the Dresner System of Classification.
Freayth's System of Classification
Galte scores a 4.6 on Freayth's System of Classification.
Linden's Revised System of Classification
Galte scores a 3.2 on Linden's Revised System of Classification.
Roscoe's Scale of Micronational Seriousness
Galte scores a 3.6 on Roscoe's Scale of Micronational Seriousness.