Republic of Patetopia
| Republic of Patetopia |
Audemus jura nostra defendere (Latin: We dare defend our rights)
|Capital city||Patetopia City|
|- President||Alex Pate|
|Established||June 1, 2008|
|Population||8 official, 50 (estimate) total|
|Time zone||UTC -5:00|
|National sport||Ultimate, Patetopian Football|
|National animal||Basset hound|
The Republic of Patetopia was a micronational state that was founded by Alex Pate on June 1 2008. Patetopia appeared as a belligerent in the Camurian War on April 13 2009, on the same day as the declaration of war against Camuria by the Republic of Petorio.
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.
Patetopia has established diplomatic relations with the following nations:
- Grand Duchy of Flandrensis
- Slinky Empyre
- Republic of Varcetia
- SFR Nemkhavia
- Caribbean Republic of Samana Cay
- Midget Nation-in-Exile
- Republic of Secundomia
- Republic of Danesland
- Kingdom of Ruritania
- Republic of Atlantis
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.
- Cheslovian Federation
- Kingdom of Morkskovia
- Union of Oceania
- Ohio Empire
- West Antarctica
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.
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.
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.
Patetopia runs it's own newspaper, The Patetopia Free Press. The newspaper is published in Patetopia City and is sent out periodically.
Patetopia's military consists of the Patetopian Air Force, Patetopian Army, Patetopian Navy, and Patetopia National Guard.
- Sergeant First Class
- Master Sergent
- Lieutenant General
- Master General
- Petty Officer
- Chief Admiral
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.
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.
|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 *.
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.