Republic of Gwladcoeden

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Flag of Republic of Gwladcoeden Welsh: Gweriniaeth Gwladcoeden Gwladcoed English: Ripwblic ov Gwladcoiden
Flag
Gwladcoedeg national symbol.png
National emblem
Motto: O undod yw’n grym!
From unity is our strength!
Anthem: Calon Lân
CapitalTrependeryn (de jure)
None (de facto)
Official languagesNone
Spoken languagesEnglish, Welsh, Gwladcoed English
DemonymGwladcoedeg, Gwladcoed
GovernmentSemi-presidential constitutional republic
Ned Fram
• Premier
Andrew West
LegislatureSenedd
Establishment
• Micronation founded
2018
• First dissolution
May 2019
• Re-Established as county of Caudonia
18 October 2020
• Second dissolution
6 December 2020
• Re-established as independent micronation
18 April 2021
• Constitution drafted
30 April 2021
Population
• May 2021 estimate
34
CurrencyCeiniog
Time zoneGreenwich Mean Time
Date formatDD/MM/YYYY
Drives on theleft


Gwladcoeden (/ɡwladkɔɨdɛn/), officially the Republic of Gwladcoeden (Welsh: Gweriniaeth Gwladcoeden) is an online micronation with a basis in Welsh culture.

The micronation was founded by Iacof ap Antoni, and largely has its roots in Caudonia and Daragonia. It is partially based off of a micronation ap Antoni founded whilst in highschool named Treeland. The micronations modern history began in October of 2020 when ap Antoni founded the county of Gwladcoeden within Caudonia. However the county did not last long and was dissolved two months later.

Gwladcoeden is a Semi-presidential constitutional republic. Its constitution is highly democratic and the party has a thriving multi-party democracy. The countries current Pendraig is Iacof ap Antoni and its current Premier is Andrew West. The country is classified as a 7th world nation by the Boodlesmythe-Tallini Classification. The country is not a member of any intermicronational organisations.

Etymology

The name Gwladcoeden derives from the Welsh words gwlad (land, country) and coeden (tree), of course menaning Treeland.

History

Republic of Treeland

Gwladcoeden was originally known as Treeland and was founded in late 2018 by Iacof ap Antoni, Carlo Williams and Richard "the pot" Griffym. The trio created Treeland in a forested area in the hills in the outskirts of their school as a fun side project. The government system of Treeland was very unstable, and shifted often. However, it always maintained a republican character. For much of its history it switched between rule by a Maoist committe and a banana republic-style military junta. Gwladcoeden continued until mid 2019 when the three boys graduated from high school and went their separate ways. Clear dates and specific details of many events in the period have sadly been lost due to the archive server being deleted.

County of Gwladcoeden

Main article: Gwladcoeden (Caudonia)

Flag of Gwladcoeden during its time as a county.

In October of 2020 Iacof ap Antoni decided to bring back Treeland under the name Gwladcoeden as a county of Caudonia. However, this proved to be short lived as on the 8th of December the county was dissolved as part of the Gwladcoeden and Ozarkia Dissolution Act, 2020. During its short existence the county was politically dominated by the Liberal Party. During the October 2020 Caudonian by-election the citizens of Gwladcoeden overhwelmingly voted for Harvey Michaels, the Liberal Party candidate.

Republic of Gwladcoeden

In April of 2021 Iacof ap Antoni and Andrew West re-founded Gwladcoeden as an independent micronation. Iacof had discussed the idea months prior with Archibald Sinclair but opted instead to help Sinclair with his micronation, New Cambria.

The country was officially founded on the 18th of April 2021 and its constitution was created by Andrew West later that month on the 30th of April.

Government and politics

Main article: Political parties in Gwladcoeden

Gwladcoeden is a semi-presidential constitutional republic under a multi-party system, as such it has a strong and healthy democracy. The Senedd of Gwladcoeden has 3 seats, currently there are 3 parties represented in the Senedd, the liberal Republican party with 2 seats, the Socialist Labour Party with 2 seats and the satirical PWMGRANAD with a single seat. Other parties active in the country but without representation in the Senedd include Plaid Cymry, the Kings Party and the Solidarity Party.

There is a diveristy of political thought amongst Gwladcoed citizens, however most cna broadly be considered to be socially liberal. However in terms economics, most citizens favour economic intervention as opposed to free markets, even many Republcian voters are more inclined towards social programs and an interventionist economic policy.

Law


Foreign relations


Military

Main article: Gwladcoed Army

Gwladcoeden has a small standing army based upon the system used by most commonwealth armies. However, the only regiment thus far is the Gwladcoeden Regiment

Economy

Gwladcoeden has a small economy. The national unit of currency is the Ceiniog.

Demographics

Ethnicity


Language


Religion


Culture

Gwladcoed culture is heavily influenced by Welsh culture. Roughly a quarter of Gwladcoed citizens ar of Welsh descent. However, Gwladcoeden is still a multicultural nation and the majority of the population are not Welsh. As it stands the culture lacks many cultural institutions, but has very active newsoutlets.

National symbols


Holidays


Sports


Media

Print

Gwladcoeden has many very active news outlets. The Gwladcoeden Broadcasting Service (GBS) is possibly Gwladcoeden’s most active newsmoutlet, it is a state run unbiased English language news service, it also runs sections dedicated to interviews and opinion polls. Y Cymry Gwladcoeden is Gwladcoeden’s only English and Welsh language news service, it is a general news service with former sections dedicated to foreign affairs, interviews, and opinion polls; it is endorsed by the Party of Welsh Culture. The Daily Cunt is another significant news service which serves the general public; it has been known for recently publishing Lustful Tulips and Fram x West, authored by editor Rhyw Dyn as part of a new dedicated literature section. It also publishes Iacof ap Antoni’s The Daily Snail Archives.

Other news outlets include: The People’s Voice (a Labour-run news service), The Metropole, Pwm Keyn Molt, and the International News (a news portal broadcasting Caudonia’s CBC News Bulletins and the Republic of Elysium’s The Unionist).

List of news outlets in Gwladcoeden (from oldest to newest)
Title Established First circulation Latest circulation (month) Owner Political affiliation
Gwladcoeden Broadcasting Service 13 May 2021 13 May 2021 (GBC Issue One) August 2021 Gwladcoeden Broadcasting Corporation N/A
Y Cymry Gwladcoeden 13 May 2021 13 May 2021 (Beth yw Y Cymriad Gwladcoeden?) August 2021 Lee Wiggans Plaid Cymry
The People’s Voice 15 May 2021 29 May 2021 Andrew West Labour
The Daily Cunt 7 July 2021 7 July 2021 September 2021 Ned Fram Coup d'état
The Metropole 20 July 2021 20 July 2021 (July 2021 Gwladcoeden General Election Results Declaration) Arthur Hitchens N/A
Pwm Keyn Molt N/A N/A N/A N/A
CBC News Bulletins (via International News) 26 July 2021 (In Gwladcoeden) 2 August 2021 August 2021 Caudonian Broadcasting Corporation N/A
The Unionist (via International News) 26 July 2021 (In Gwladcoeden) 27 July 2021 September 2021 The Unionist N/A
WBC News 18 August 2021 (in Gwladcoeden) 29 August 2021 August 2021 WBC N/A

Performing arts


Dialect

Main article: Gwladcoed English

Gwladcoeden is home to its own dialect of English, known as Gwladcoed English (Welsh: Saesneg Gwladcoed). The dialect is heavily influenced by Welsh English, internet slang and memes. The language could be considered a partially constructed language as although many of its aspects such as vocabulary arose naturally, it was through an asserted effort that it was organised into a fully fledged dialect as opposed to slang. The dialect is notriously utilised by PWMniks in order to show Gwladcoeden pride and to purposefully confuse outsiders.

See also

Daragonia
Caudonia
Kingdom of New Cambria