Republic of New Rizalia
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|Republic of New Rizalia |
Republika ng New Rizalya (Filipino)
República de Nueva Rizalia (Spanish)
Motto: Peace, Freedom, Justice
Anthem: O New Rizalia
|Largest city||La Cresta|
|Official languages||English |
|Recognised regional languages||Hiligaynon |
|Religion(2020)||54.5% Christianity |
37.4% Roman Catholicism
|Government||Federal presidential constitutional republic|
• Vice President
• President of the Supreme Court
|House of Assembly|
|Independence from the United States and the Philippines|
• Declaration of Independence
|December 2, 2017|
• First constitution
|December 5, 2017|
• Current constitution
|July 2, 2018|
• Total area
|8.67 sq mi (22.5 km2)|
• 2021 estimate
|101 (52 in state)|
• 2020 census
|99 (52 in state)|
|5.9/sq mi (2.3/km2)|
|Currency||New Rizaline dollar |
United States dollar
|Time zone||UTC-08:00 (North America) |
• Summer (DST)
|UTC-07:00 (North America) |
UTC+07:00 (Asia) (UTC)
|Drives on the||right|
|Patron saint||St. Lorenzo Ruiz|
New Rizalia (/rɪ'zäliə/; Filipino: New Rizalya; Spanish: Nueva Rizalia), officially the Republic of New Rizalia (Filipino: Republika ng New Rizalya; Spanish: República de Nueva Rizalia) is a polity claiming independence as an autonomous sovereign state, or a micronation, located in southwestern North America and Southeast Asia. The republic declared independence from the United States and the Philippines on December 2, 2017. New Rizalia is a non-contiguous transcontinental nation, consisting of eight states and two unincorporated territories, categorized into two geographical sectors: Inland and Calamian. Three states are located in the North American continent; and five states and two territories are located in the Philippine Islands. As of 2021, New Rizalia has 101 citizens, with 52 of these citizens residing within the nation's territories. It views itself as the successor to the Bonifacian Tagalog Republic of 1896.
New Rizalia is a member of the Grand Unified Micronational, joining the organization as a provisional member on December 30, 2018, becoming a full member on January 20, 2019. New Rizalia is also a member of the Reformed Intermicronational Confederation.
The name, New Rizalia, originates from a proposed name, Rizalia, for the country that is now the Philippines. The name Rizalia is derived from a Filipino hero, José Rizal, whose efforts eventually led to Philippine independence.
A citizen of New Rizalia is a "New Rizaline".
The first inhabitants of what is now Calamian New Rizalia were the Tagbanwa tribe, who belong to the second wave of Indonesians, migrating to this area 5,000 years ago. They were a nomadic, seafaring people, living mainly by fishing and subsistence agriculture. The Tagbanwa are thought to have descended from the Tabon Man, who was one of the earliest archaic humans to arrive in the Philippines, around 16,500 years ago.
During the 10th century, ancient Chinese traders regularly visited the islands. A Chinese author referred to these islands as Kla-ma-yan (Calamian).
Prior to the establishment of the Republic of New Rizalia, the Republic of Seannlandia occupied the territory that is now Highland Province from October 9, 2017 until its dissolution on December 1, 2017.
The concept of New Rizalia was first thought of in November 2017, when activity in the Republic of Seannlandia began to stagnate. On November 29, 2017, the Senate of Seannlandia agreed to disestablish the nation and form a new one. Proposals for names included: New Rizaline Republic, New Tagalog Republic, and Bonifacio. Ultimately, the name, New Rizalia was chosen. The Republic of Seannlandia was dissolved on December 1, 2017.
Early Republic period (2017-2019)
The Republic of New Rizalia was established on December 2, 2017, after the dissolution of the Republic of Seannlandia. Scarborough Shoal and Highland Province were annexed to the Republic of New Rizalia. On December 5, 2017, President Seann Torres introduced a constitution for New Rizalia, which protected the basic rights of its citizens and provided general laws for the government. The majority of the Senate agreed with this constitution, though some laws not present in President Torres's draft were proposed and passed. The same day, the government held an informal meeting in the Government Hall of Highland Province, discussing the goal of intermicronational recognition and the initiation of government-funded programs, as well the acquisition of new territories.
On December 10, 2017, elections were held for the positions of governor for multiple states and territories, such as Camanga and Monroe Island. The election ended on December 11, 2017.
2018 saw great progress for the fledgling nation. The Republic sought to make a formal introduction into the micronational community. Diplomatic relations and alliances were built up with various micronations within the MicroWikia community across the world.
The government of New Rizalia held a meeting at the Government Hall on January 17, 2018. Governors David Paulino and Miguel Ferrer attended the meeting through online chat. Matters discussed included what would be included in the second constitution, and the founding of a space program, the New Rizalia Space Agency (NSRA). The newly appointed Secretary of the Military, Donovan Orejel, suggested that a missile program be initiated. However, the many of the Senate and government disagreed, saying New Rizalia did not possess the resources needed for such a weapon, and that a missile program would be unconstitutional. The meeting ended with a discussion of the government's economy.
The Senate of New Rizalia ratified the second constitution on July 2, 2018.
Reformation period (2020-present)
After a brief period of stagnation in late 2019, massive reforms began during early 2020, beginning with New Rizalia's territory. With the enactment of the Territorial Limitations Act in April, the nation officially relinquished the state of Scarborough Shoal and the Monroe Island territory, ceding the territories back to the Republic of the Philippines.
The government of New Rizalia is composed of three branches:
- Executive: Made up by the President and Vice-President. They can veto bills introduced by the Senate before they become law, and appoint members of the Senate and Supreme Court, with approval of the Senate.
- Legislative: Made up of the Senate, makes laws, declares war, approves treaties, and has the power to impeach members of the government.
- Judicial: Made up of the Supreme Court of New Rizalia. The judges are appointed by the President, with approval of the Senate. They have the ultimate jurisdiction over cases involving issues of law. It is headed by the President of the Supreme Court
The military of New Rizalia consists of three branches: the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The Army is the fighting force that fights on land. The Navy is designated for marine warfare. The Air Force is the branch responsible for aerial warfare. The task of the military is to defend the state and its citizens. It is headed by Secretary of the Military, Donovan Orejel.
The flag of the military is based off the Llanera Philippine Revolution flag. It consists of the Kalayaan Star and a skull, resembling the Jolly Roger, and a black background that stands for determination.
The New Rizalia Space Agency, abbreviated to the NRSA, is an agency that conducts experiments concerning space.
The NRSA began a space program, dubbed Project Caelus, in late January 2018. Project Caelus's purpose was to test New Rizalia's capability of launching rockets.
On February 1, 2018, three sugar motor rockets were launched as part of Project Caelus. The launch site was located in a park, later named Caelus Park, near Highland Province. These rockets were named SM-1, SM-2, and SM-3. Two rockets, SM-1 and SM-3, successfully entered the stratosphere and fell back to the troposphere. SM-2 exploded during launch.
The NRSA plans to launch several more rockets as part of Project Caelus by late 2018.
New Rizaline states in North America feature a hot-summer Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot, dry summers. Compared to other nearby areas, winters are colder, with frost and with chilly to cold morning temperatures common. The states get an average of 16 inches of rain, hail, or light snow showers each year.
New Rizaline states in Asia are dominated by a distinct wet and dry season. The dry seasons runs from December to the beginning of May. The wettest months are July and August, where it rains almost every day. The states are also threatened by typhoons during the rainy season. Temperatures are fairly stable throughout the year.
|2020 (as of December)||99||25.3%|
The Census Bureau of New Rizalia recorded the nation's current population as 99 as of April 2020. Compared to other countries, New Rizalia would be the least populated country in the world, ranking at 196th place. However, the nation is more populous than the Pitcairn Islands.
|Race||Population||Percent of population|
Filipinos are the largest racial and ancestry group; Hispanics are the nation's largest racial minority. Europeans are the nation's second-largest racial minority. The largest Asian Rizaline ethnic group are Filipino Rizalines.
|Religion||Population||Percent of population|
Citizens of New Rizalia are given the right to freely exercise religion, the Senate is forbidden to create any law prohibiting the free exercise of religion.
As of December 2020, 54.5% of the population identify themselves as Christian, with Catholics forming the largest single denomination (37.4%). 6.0% claimed a non-Christian religion. These include Islam (3.0%), Judaism (2.0%), and Hinduism (1.0%). 2.0% of New Rizalines identified themselves as having no religions.
Landmarks and museums
New Rizalia is home to a variety of both man-made and natural landmarks. Highland Province has 5 designated landmarks. These are the Government Center, the residence of the president; Bonifacio Park, the location of Independence Tree, where New Rizalia was founded; there is also the Santa Fe Trail, which features an abandoned train with a flowing creek nearby; Caelus Park, location of the Project Caelus rocket launches; and the Iron Bridge, built in 1911.
Santa Ana and Aurantia share one landmark, the Santa Ana River Trail, a natural landmark carved by the river that used to flow by the two states.
Tara has one landmark, an abandoned village, built in the 1900s. The state of Scarborough Shoal itself is a natural landmark, because it is home to a diversity of aquatic species and colorful coral reefs.
The major National Natural History Museum of New Rizalia, which houses a large collection of artifacts and fossil throughout world history. It is located on the left wing of the Government Center.
Among the museum's most valued items include a fossilized specimen of the world's first organism, Stromatolite; fossil teeth from the Megalodon, the largest shark to have ever lived; stone tools made by Neanderthals, a archaic human species belonging to the genus, Homo; pieces of meteorite ejected from Mars and the Moon; Roman Empire coins; artifacts from the American Civil War; and a piece of protective foil from the Apollo 16 Lunar Module.
The museum is estimated to house over 2,500 fossils and artifacts. These items were collected and purchased by President Seann Torres, who is fond of history. He annually hosts an exhibition of the museum's various objects in the Saint Adelaide Carnival, located in Highland, California, 9 miles from Highland Province.
States and Territories
|30px||Entrada Ventana||LC||0.000161||Emma Flores||7|
|30px||Monroe Island||MI||0.25||Emmanuel Cruz||0|
|30px||South Camanga||SC||0.1||David Paulino||0|
|30px||Nanga Islands||NI||0.3||Vincent Pascal||2|
The states and territories of New Rizalia are divided into three areas: Calamian, American, and Philippine. Calamian states/territories are located near Coron. American territories are located in North America. Philippine territories refer to any New Rizaline territories located in the Philippine Islands.
Entrada Ventana (state)
Entrada Ventana, formerly Highland Province, serves as the capital of the Republic of New Rizalia. It was annexed to the Republic of New Rizalia on December 2, 2017. Highland Province is located near Highland, California, the area that it is named after. New Rizalia's Government Center is located in Highland Province. The total area of Highland Province is 4,500 square feet, or 0.000161 square miles.
Aurantia is a state located near Highland, California. It was annexed to the Republic of New Rizalia on December 7, 2017. Aurantia was originally an unincorporated territory of the Republic of New Rizalia until its annexation. The original territory was 0.9 square miles, however, the Senate decided to split the territory in two: Aurantia and Santa Ana. Its total land area is 0.7 square miles.
Santa Ana (state)
Santa Ana is a state located near Highland, California. It was annexed to the Republic of New Rizalia on December 7, 2017. The state was originally part of the territory of Aurantia. Its total land area is 0.2 square miles.
Camanga, also known as Camanga Island, is a state of the Republic of New Rizalia. It was annexed on January 11, 2017. The island is located near Palawan, Philippines. Its total land area is 0.11 square miles.
Nanga Islands (state)
The Nanga Islands are a state of the Republic of New Rizalia. The Nanga Islands were annexed to the Republic of New Rizalia on January 11, 2017. They are located near Palawan, Philippines. Their combined land area is 0.3 square miles.
Tara is a state of the Republic of New Rizalia. It was annexed on January 13, 2018. Its total land area is 1 square mile.
Lagat is a state of the Republic of New Rizalia. It was annexed on January 13, 2018. Its total land area is 0.3 square miles.
Bantac is a state of the Republic of New Rizalia. It was annexed on January 13, 2018. Its total land area is 0.9 square miles.
South Camanga (territory)
South Camanga, also known as Camanga Maliit (not to be confused with Camanga), is an unincorporated territory of the Republic of New Rizalia located near Palawan, Philippines. Its total land area is 0.1 square miles.
Dumunpalit, also known as Turtle Island, is an unorganized, unincorporated territory situated in the Calamian region of New Rizalia, near Palawan, Philippines. Its total land area is 0.2 square miles.
The flag of the Republic of New Rizalia is based off General Gregorio del Pilar's Philippine Revolution flag and a variant of the Katipunan flag. Katipunan was a revolutionary society that aimed to gain the Philippines independence. Gregorio del Pilar's flag was patterned after that of Cuba's. The K stands for Kalayaan, meaning freedom in Filipino. The black symbolizes ethnic heritage, determination, and patriotism; blue signifies liberation; white symbolizes peace; and red represents war and bloodshed.
The official currencies of New Rizalia is the United States dollar and the New Rizaline dollar.
The New Rizaline dollar (sign: $; code NRD;) is one of the official currencies of New Rizalia. The currency was first introduced on December 10, 2017. The first New Rizaline banknotes were minted on December 11, 2017, at Highland Province. The denominations of the New Rizaline dollar are: $1, $5, $10, $20, and $50. New Rizaline dollars are divided into into 100 cents (¢). The currency is backed by silver.
In February 2018, the New Rizaline Mint released a limited commemorative $5 dollar bill featuring the seal of Project Caelus. More than 100 banknotes were minted until April 2018, when productions of the commemorative note were ceased.
New Rizaline culture is a combination of both Eastern and Western cultures. New Rizalia's culture displays a mix of Philippine, American, and Spanish influences, though Philippine influences are the most prevalent.
New Rizaline cuisine is a mixed cuisine with many American, Hispanic, and Asian influences. Some dishes, such as the popular sisig quesadilla and adobo burger, are fusion cuisine.
Popular dishes of New Rizalia include Torrés lechón, a homemade recipe of lechón; lumpia, a spring roll; New Rizaline adobo, a family recipe of marinated meat; orange and lemon chicken; sisig, sizzling pork; sisig quesadillas, a combination of Filipino and Mexican food; and halo-halo, ice cream.
Rizalines use the main pairing of spoon and fork at the table.
Like Filipinos, most Rizalines have a keen interest in singing. At holidays and festivities, Rizalines often host parties which include karaoke or videoke.
Instruments that are commonly used in New Rizalia are the piano, violin, saxophone, guitar, and ukelele.
New Rizaline values are focused on harmony, friendship, and religion. Elements of these values are optimism for the future; hospitality for others; treating each other as if they were family; respect for women, elders, and others; and doing things together as a community.
Both Rizaline women and men are expected to lend a hand in household work and provide a source of income for their families. They are also expected to be responsible members of the family and of society.
New Rizaline holidays are observed in commemoration of someone or something, or during an event, such as the beginning of a year. They can also serve are days with paid time off.
- January 1 - New Year's Day
- February 14 - Valentine's Day
- May 1 - Workers' Day
- June 16 - Torres Day (Birthday of President Seann Torres)
- June 19 - Rizal Day (Birthday of José Rizal)
- July 7 - Katipunan Day
- August 23 - Heroes' Day
- November 20 - Children's Day
- November 22–28 (fourth day of Thursday) - Thanksgiving
- November 30 - Bonifacio Day (Birthday of Andrés Bonifacio)
- December 2 - Independence Day (Anniversary of New Rizalia's independence)
- December 25 - Christmas
- December 31 - New Year's Eve
The official national anthem of New Rizalia is "O New Rizalia". It is based off a Filipino folk song, Philippines, My Philippines.
"I love my own native land, O New Rizalia, To thee I give my heart and hand, O New Rizalia, the trees that crown thy mountains grand, the seas that beat upon thy strand, Awake my heart to thy command, O New Rizalia; Ye islands of the glorious sea, O New Rizalia, Thy people we shall ever be, O New Rizalia, Our fathers lived and died in thee, and soon shall come the day when we, Lie down with them at God’s decree, O New Rizalia; Yet still beneath thy ardent sky, O New Rizalia, More numerous sons shall live and die, O New Rizalia, In them shall breathe the purpose high, The glorious day to bring more nigh, When all may sing without a sigh, O New Rizalia."
The traditional national anthem of New Rizalia is "My Country". It is largely based off a Philippine folk song, "Bayan Ko", which was written by a Filipino revolutionary general, José Alejandrino in the late 1800s.
"New Rizalia, my country, my homeland, Gold and flowers in her heart abound, Blessings on her fate did love bestow, Sweet beauty's grace and splendor's glow. How her charms so kind and tender, Drove the stranger to desire her; Land of mine, in fetters kept, You suffered as we wept.
Birds that freely claim the skies to fly, When imprisoned mourn, protest and cry! How more deeply will a land most fair, Yearn to break the chains of sad despair? New Rizalia, my life's sole burning fire, Cradle of my tears, my misery; All that I desire is to see you rise, forever free!"
Pledges of allegiance
I am a Rizaline/New Rizaline. I am loyal to my homeland. It inspires all my dreams and endeavors. It protects me, and helps me to be strong. In return, I will be respectful; I will perform the duties of a patriotic, law-abiding citizen; I will serve my country faithfully. I will be a true Rizaline/New Rizaline in heart. I swear these oaths under the name of New Rizalia.
Pledge to the Flag
I love New Rizalia, the land of the free; My homeland, my country; To its flag I pledge my allegiance, with honor and respect to the republic for which it stands; May God bless my beloved country, glorious New Rizalia.
Treaty of mutual recognition
|Flag||Nation||Head of State||Capital||Type||Date of alliance/recognition|
|Sancti Imperii ex Skywalkistan||Tyler Skywalker||Pure Pebble Corner||Alliance, Diplomacy, IMU||December 7, 2017|
|PaLsian Federation||Sam Marsden||Qbec||Diplomacy, LoMN||December 8, 2017|
|Grand Duchy of Alimia||Boniface I||Kavajë||Diplomacy, LoMN||December 13, 2017|
|75px||Federation of Olabria||Luka Melvin||N/A||Alliance||December 13, 2017|
|Duggania||Jack I||Zetersburg||Relational, LoMN||December 13, 2017|
|75px||Autonomous Community of Puerto Rico||NSaurio||San Juan||Diplomacy||December 14, 2017|
|Vlasynia||Despot Denis I||Deleni City||Alliance, Diplomacy, LoMN||December 16, 2017|
|United Federation of Fornelos||Daniel Bronyman||West Fornelos||IMU||December 27, 2017|
|Barony of Voyflen||William||Gristan||IMU||December 27, 2017|
|Republic of Wynaan||Patrick Lightning||Refa||IMU||December 27, 2017|
|75px||Kingdom of New Pugnasia||Joseph Hernandez||Josefvania||IMU||December 27, 2017|
|75px||Republic of Jakistan||King Jack||Datlof||IMU||December 27, 2017|
|Kingdom of New Yankeeland||Edward Alomoes||New Gettysburg||IMU, LoMN||December 27, 2017|
|Kingdom of Ourania||King Immanuel X||Templemer Floating City||IMU, LoMN||December 27, 2017|
|Kingdom of Ticronvidia||New Antê Nævius City||IMU, Diplomacy, LoMN
|December 27, 2017|
|Egan||President Aydo Carrot||Lenoway||Alliance, LoMN||January 13, 2018|
|Republic of NZRE||Emperor Nathan and Emperor Zack||Zulus||Diplomacy, Alliance, LoMN||January 30, 2018|
|Republic of Lovinia||Jericho Y. Noveno||Lovinia City||Diplomacy, Alliance, LoMN||February 17, 2018|
|Arbor Lignum||Shady Morsi||N/A||Diplomacy, Alliance, LoMN||February 18, 2018|
|Republic of San Cristobal||Jorge Marin||Fernandópolis||Diplomacy, LoMN||March 11, 2018|
|Flario Federation||Jerard Gabriel E. Benitez||Vortani||Diplomacy, LoMN||March 12, 2018|
|Libertia||Craciunoiu Petru||West Tablle||Diplomacy, LoMN||March 17, 2018|
|75px||Empire of Valdenya||King James I Of Valdenya||Valdemarpils||Diplomacy, LoMN||March 17, 2018|
|Kingdom of Alanland||Prime Minister Alan||Bedia||Diplomacy, LoMN||March 18, 2018|
|Kingdom of Apachiland||President C||Apachea||Diplomacy, LoMN||March 19, 2018|
|75px||Nerland||Supreme Leader Ishaan||Talamchiste||Diplomacy, LoMN||March 20, 2018|
|Republic of Agelonia||President Vuk Pétrovich||Dragin||Diplomacy, Alliance, LoMN||April 2, 2018|
|Rajahnate of Esmeralda||Queen Emma I||Aura City||Free Association, Alliance, LoMN||April 2, 2018|
|Grand Principality of Holloway||Grand Prince Riley I||Crenstan||Diplomacy, LoMN||April 4, 2018|
|Molossia||Kevin Baugh||Baughston||Friendly, Informal Relations||April 5, 2018|
|Kingdom of United Counties (Rabbistan)||Queen Mary||Mapleriver||Diplomacy, Alliance, LoMN||April 7, 2018|
|75px||Newton||Governor Anson Skirāta of Basildon IV||N/A||Alliance, LoMN||April 23, 2018|
|Davidirtinian Selenite Republic (D.S.R.)||President David||Tivit||Diplomacy, LoMN||April 28, 2018|
|75px||Principality of Greater Princia||Prince Joshua I||Waterby||Diplomacy, Alliance, LoMN||May 2, 2018|
|75px||Aerican Empire||Emperor Eric Lis||Montreal||Conditional diplomatic recognition||May 4, 2018|
|75px||Kingdom of Pöllömaa||Petr Karpov||N/A||Diplomacy||June 3, 2018|
|United Empire of Laurencia||Hunter Eno||Kingdom of Mwriim||Diplomacy. LoMN||June 22, 2018|
|Irevan Republic||Tahir Axund||Irevan||Diplomacy, LoMN||June 28, 2018|
|75px||Republic of Amra||Jack Hill||Grana||Diplomacy, LoMN||July 3, 2018|
|Austenasia||Emperor Jonathan I||Wrythe||Friendly, Informal Relations||August 2, 2018|
|Kingdom of Ikonia||Cameron Koehler||Noeria||Diplomacy, Alliance||October 28, 2018|