Republic of Patetopia

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Republic of Patetopia
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Motto
Audemus jura nostra defendere (Latin: We dare defend our rights)
Anthem
Patetopia, Forever
Capital city Patetopia City
Official language(s) English
Official religion(s) Secular
Short name Patetopia
Demonym Patetopian
Government Republic
- President Alex Pate
Legislature National Assembly
Established June 1, 2008
Population 8 official, 50 (estimate) total
Currency Patetopian Dollar
Time zone UTC -5:00
National sport Ultimate, Patetopian Football
National animal Basset hound

Government website

The Republic of Patetopia is a micronational state that was founded by Alex Pate on June 1st 2008. Patetopia appeared as a belligerent in the Camurian War on April 13th 2009, on the same day as the declaration of war against Camuria by the Republic of Petorio.

History

Patetopia was founded on June 1, 2008 by Alex Pate. On June 17, Pate won the election for president, running unopposed. In November, 2008, Pate announced that the country would dissolve on January 20, 2009 at 12:00 noon. However, after a National Assembly vote in early January 2009, the announcement was made that Patetopia would not dissolve.

Diplomacy

Patetopia has established diplomatic relations with the following nations:

Patetopia is also a member of the High Union of Nations and the Organisation of Active Micronations.

In February 2010, the Patetopian Government began classifying nations without diplomatic ties to Patetopia into three groups: Highly Favorable, Favorable, and Less-Than Favorable.

Highly Favorable- Nations in this group are ones Patetopia is interested in establishing deplomatic relations with, and should expect contact from Patetopia soon.

Favorable- Nations in this group are nations Patetopia is interested in diplomatic relations with, but Patetopia will not seek diplomacy with them.

All nations not listed in other groups are included in this one.

Less-Than Favorable- Nations in this group are nations Patetopia has no interest in forming diplomatic relations with.

States

Heartland- Heartland was established as Patetopia's first state when the nation was founded in June 2008. It is home of the nation's capital and the residence of the President. It's current population is four.

Ranch- The state of Ranch was granted statehood December 16, 2009, after almost a year of construction and renovation. It's capital city is Superior. Ranch has the lowest population of any Patetopian state or territory, with a perminate population of one.

Territories

St. Patrick- The St. Patrick Territory became part of Patetopia's jurisdiction on November 16, 2009. It's capital is Shamrock, and has a population of three, though those citizens are not active in Patetopia. St. Patrick is home to Patetopia's first church. The Territory is expected to gain statehood sometime in 2010.

Press

Patetopia runs it's own newspaper, The Patetopia Free Press. The newspaper is published in Patetopia City and is sent out periodically.

Military

Patetopia's military consists of the Patetopian Air Force, Patetopian Army, Patetopian Navy, and Patetopia National Guard.


Ranks (Army):

  • Private
  • Corporal
  • Sergeant
  • Sergeant First Class
  • Master Sergent
  • Lieutenant
  • Captain
  • Major
  • Colonel
  • Lieutenant General
  • General
  • Master General

Ranks (Navy):

  • Seaman
  • Petty Officer
  • Lieutenant
  • Commander
  • Admiral
  • Chief Admiral

Government

Patetopia's legislature is the National Assembly. The NA is made up of representatives elected by the people every two years. In Patetopia's history, there have two sessions of the National Assembly. The "Constitutional National Assembly", which oversaw the creating of Patetopia's constitution, and the "Second National Assembly", which is currently in session. The National Assembly first met on September 3, 2008. The next National Assembly election will be held on June 8, 2010.

Political parties

Independent Party of Patetopia- The Independent Party of Patetopia is currently the ruling party in Patetopia. It is also the only current party created prior to the Patetopian Civil War.

Patetopian Communist Party- The Patetopian Communist Party was a brief movement starting at the beginning of the Patetopian Civil War. The party currently has no registered members, and has had no activity since the war, following it's defeat.

Patetopian Revolutionary Party- The Patetopian Revolutionary Party was another party created during the Civil War. The party called for a complete change in the Patetopian government. The PRP also has no members at this time, and has had no activity.

Culture

Holidays

Date Holiday
January 1 New Year's Day
June 1 Independence Day
August 27 President's Day
September 4 Rain Day
September 16 Flash Day*
November 11 Remembrance Day*
4th Thursday in November Thanksgiving
December 23 Ray Day*
December 25 Christmas Day

Flag to be flown at half-staff on days marked with *.

Environment

Patetopia has established 3 national parks, and created the Wildlife Protection Act in June, 2009. The Patetopian Environmental Protection Act was approved September 14, 2009. On March 27, 2010, Patetopia took part in Earth Hour 2010, shutting off all nonessential lights.

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