Republic of Pejaten
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| Republic of Pejaten |
Republijk nyål Pæjetania
Concordia res parvæ crescunt (Latin (English: Unity makes strength)
South Jakarta, Indonesia
|Largest city||Northern Bay|
|Official language(s)||English, Indonesian, Stradan|
|Official religion(s)||Christianity |
|Government||Federal direct democratic presidential constitutional republic|
|- President||Aaron Penyami|
|- Vice President||Antonius Christiano|
|Area claimed||(size under research)|
|Population||19 (as of May 2019 census)|
|Currency||Indonesian rupiah, Pejatenian dollar|
The Republic of Pejaten, more commonly known as Pejaten, was a micronation in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was established as the United Indonesian States of Sapu Lidi in March 2018 and established as Pejaten in late August 2018 by Aaron Penyami. The Pejatenian government is a federal republic under the Pejatenian constitution. Government officials such as the president, vice president, and the members of the Riksdag are directly elected under a Direct democracy.
Pejaten has made a big impact on the micronational history of the world. It is a member of the Micronation Hub, Stradan Union, Trident Alliance, United Micronations of Asia, and a member state in the Association of Indonesian Micronations It was abolished in April 2020 by former president Aaron Penyami which promised to start a new Micronational project in the near future.
The name 'Pejaten' is named after an administrative village in Pasar minggu, South Jakarta. The official meaning or history of the name is unknown. Pejaten was said to hold many archaeological objects from the Mataram kingdom, one source said there were some guesses of a group of people stopping by and conquer the area and naming it Pejaten.
In March 2018, Aaron Penyami, the secretary of Sapu Lidi thought of creating a United Indonesian States of Sapu Lidi micronation for the organization. The establishment caused the start of stradan micro nationalism which led to the founding of Beruise-Indonesia (Ruslandia) and Tanagogo. The UIS' entry into Micronation Hub led to the public's knowledge on the micronation and the nation's openness to the public.
In the summer of 2018, the micronation and it's allies fought a number of conflicts against Sakuranomiya and its allies. this was considered one of the most memorable wars in Pejatenian and Stradan history. Other Micronations have started to recognize pejaten in this era of Pejaten. the current constitution was signed in October 2018.
Entering 2019, micro nationalism was being taken more seriously in the area. However, due to the Indonesian national exams, the Pejatenian Commonwealth was established as a temporary government, led by the canrians from the day of the first anniversary of pejaten and strada until the first of may. at this time, elections were held in Pejaten and politics are started to be taken more seriously.
During early 2020, Pejaten declined it's popularity. Citizens and government officials became inactive during their middle school days. However, some citizens and government officials still embraced Stradan Micronationalism. Pejatenian culture had also experienced an uprising in the current period of time, specifically, Pejatenian music was developing it's own genres. After several months of inactivity, the Pejatenian finally decided to dissolve the country at 12:00 noon on 4 April 2020.
Politics and government
Pejaten, under the constitution , is a presidential republic with a President and a Vice President. The government contains the three branches of government: Executive, legislative, and judicial.
The president is a political figure leading the state, he/she have the right to create legislation with the rikdag, has the right to appoint officials, issue an executive order, order the military, and many more. the Vice President has the same rights as the president. currently, there are no ministers at the moment in the executive.
In the legislative, only the parliament exists. The parliament consists of three legislative bodies: Riksdag, Senate, and the House of Advisors. The riksdag is the lower house of the parliament, consists of 9 seats. the riksdag can propose legislation through a popular vote. In the upper house, the senate approves the bill from the riksdag. The house of advisors is an advisory body to advice on the riksdag.
Pejaten excecuted a free, active, and non-interventionist policy on its foreign affairs, means that Pejaten shall be active in all intermicronational activities, its exisence should not to be threatened by another nation.
The first Micronation to recognize pejaten was Beruise-Indonesia (now ruslandia), and the first non stradan micronation to recognize pejaten was East-anglotopia
Geography and climate
Pejaten is located in the south of jakarta in the subdistrict of Pasar Minggu and the administrative village of Pejaten. all of its territories are landlocked. however, the altenbürg river connects strada to the java sea. its territories are scattered from jakarta to to Tangerang, Alphen aan den Rijn, and Salt Lake City. Pejaten has a wet season for around september to april and a dry season for around april to september.
At the moment, Pejaten does not hold any economical businesses. however, pejaten has imported some items such as spices and charcoal to Ruslandia
Culture and media
Culture in pejaten is separated into three groups. Stradan culture, Indonesian culture, and Pejatenian culture. Stradan culture is the most dominating culture in Pejaten, Indonesian culture acts as a predecessor to the two cultures, and Pejatenian culture sits as a side culture in Pejaten. Stradan culture is a combination of Indonesian culture with Germanic culture (Dutch, Scandanavian, etc.).
Stradans are separated into two groups: Mirdenst Stradans, stradans who joins micronationalism, and enhnerde Stradans, stradans who isn't joining the micronational movement. some enhnerde stradans are aware of micronationalism, little of them oppose micronationalism. Mirdenst Stradans wants to grow their population while refrain from growing at the same time, the reason to this is due to concerns micronationalism gets exposed to the world and the media and considered anti-indonesia seperatists. Stradans and Pejatenians identify themselves as "still Indonesian" while holding a pejatenian identity.
Indonesian and English is used by Pejatenians and Stradans, they're both the language of daily life and is used in communication frequently. Although, Indonesian is officially the language of communication and daily life and education, and English acts as the language of government and media, Indonesian is still used frequently in the government. Stradan is used as the language of the culture and people, stradan is considered ceremonial to stradan and it's considered as an alien language, there have been some movements for the use of stradan in daily communication, none have been successful.
Pejatenian as a language also used to exist, however the language was rarely used back in the USAS. A word in the language was a combination of the meaning of the word in three languages: Indonesian, English, and Filipino separated with a '. The language from an orthographical view seems complex, pronunciation in the language also seems very complex and takes time to master. due to it's complexity and laziness, the language was never used. however, pejatenian has been used for pejatenian dishes which originated from pejaten instead of strada.
Pejatenians enjoy food from the outside world, but there are still dishes originated from pejaten, The famous being brødmedris. President Aaron Penyami had a taste for the combination of bread and rice, in Indonesian culture, they are separate food and considered incompatible when combined. The most common pejatenian dish would be brødmedhagel (stradan: bread with sprinkles) although it originated from The Netherlands through Indonesia, it is still eaten by most Pejatenians.
Stradan cuisine is a comnbination of Indonesian and Germanic and European, there have also been some Japanese influences through Ruslandian culture. Just like Indonesians, Stradan's always uses spices on their course meals such as hot sauce and fløm, ketchup is rarely used since it's considered plain by stradans. The national dish ispaprepaste (stradan: paper pasta) which is a paper-sized pasta meal. pastry snacks are ofter treated to visitors such as zeiden zemlyan cookies, cinnamon rolls, and others.
Pejatenian cuisine uses a lot of bread in their meals. Meals such as Bu’ou’ot Ro’ea’pay and Ka’lzo’ne uses bread instead of dough as the base. but some still use materials other than bread such as The Pejatenian language is used to name pejatenian cuisines. Most pejatenian still eat Indonesian, western and outside culture dishes frequently. Pejatenians, mostly Stradans, usually take a walk to the MM area to buy Indonesian instant noodles.
Pejatenians mostly receive information from the internet. they also trust Indonesian news outlets such as Metrotv. Pejatenians get information on activities in pejaten from the State Media Pæjetania and Stradan National Broadcasting. Ruslandians living in Pejaten also receives from Ruslandia Media and Nogo News
Pejatenians do create art, but none has become too successful. however, some known Ruslandian paintings have originated in strada such as the mountain landscape and the Ruslandian scrolls.
Internet & Memes
The Internet plays a huge role in Pejatenian culture. Pejatenians spend time on the internet everyday. Similar to Indonesians, pejatenians use familiar websites such as Instagram, Youtube, and Google. Pejatenians have an obsession with the games Freefire from Garena and PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds or more recognized by the phrase "PUBG" by PUBG Corporation. Majority of Pejatenian women enjoy creating and watching TikTok and Gachaverse studios videos.
Meme culture is very present in Pejaten and other Stradan Nations. Most Pejatenians enjoy Indonesian meme culture from indonesia, while a minority enjoys western meme culture. In the meme world in pejaten, Pejatenians are separated into three groups: Indonesian normies, normies, and danks. indonesian normies are considered people who enjoy Indonesian meme culture, normies are people who enjoy the mainstream meme media, danks are people who enjoy the alternatives and considered the outsiders. Memes has also been used as a social weapon by the Pejatenian government and the pejatenian military for promotion.
- "Indokistan" (4 April 2020). "Pejaten Dissolved, Leaders Promised New Micronational Project". Association of Indonesian Micronations News Network. Retrieved 5 April 2020.