Republic of Aswington

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Republic of Aswington
Flag of Republic of Aswington
Flag
Coat of arms of Republic of Aswington
Coat of arms
Motto: "Unity, Progress and Peace for our Nation"
CapitalGyumurat
Official languagesEnglish, Spanish
DemonymAswingtonian
GovernmentFederal presidential republic
Juan Cisneros
Sander Koff
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence from the Popular Union of Occitania
• Independence
28 October 2018
CurrencyManat
Time zoneVST (UTC−4)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Calling code+58


The Republic of Aswington (Spanish: República de Aswington), sometimes known simply as Aswington, is an autonomous geographical entity that claims independence, but is usually referred to as a micronation by outside observers. It is classified as a hybrid micronation since it exists in both physical and virtual form. It is physically located in Carabobo State, Venezuela.

History

On 3 May 2017, Aswington was established as the Republic of Tagtabazar, one of the three autonomous republics that comprised the Popular Union of Occitania. It enjoyed complete autonomy in all areas except military and diplomatic issues, which were under the control of the central government.

However, on 28 October 2018, the union was dissolved. As a result of this circumstance, the erstwhile autonomous republic created a temporary administration, ensuring its survival while also gaining de facto independence. Following the presidential elections conducted in January 2019, the interim government was dissolved. The country was renamed to its current name in July of the same year.

On 30 July 2020, the Constitution comes into force, which was amended almost two years later.

Government and Politics

According to the Constitution, the country is a democratic, secular and independent republic, whose government takes the form of a presidential system.

The government comprises three branches:

  • Executive: The President is the head of state and head of the government. He is elected every two years in universal, direct and secret elections, with the possibility of being reelected.
  • Legislative: It is composed of the National Assembly, the country's unicameral parliament. It is composed of eight members, elected through elections for a two-year term. It is responsible for debating, approving or rejecting proposed laws or decrees, approving or rejecting international treaties, as well as appointing government officials.
  • Judicial: It is composed of the Supreme Court and the local courts. It is in charge of the country's judicial affairs, in addition to making decisions in administrative, civil or criminal cases.

Political parties and elections

Aswington has a multi-party system since his foundation. The most important political parties are the National Democratic Party and the Labour Party, both left-wing. There are also other parties that are part of the political life of the country. Citizens have the right to form political parties or political movements, as well as to be a member of a political party.

The Electoral Council is in charge of the organization and the realization of the elections in the country. It is also in charge of the registration and legalization of new political parties.

Foreign Affairs

Foreign relations are run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The country maintains a policy of diplomatic neutrality, without taking sides, similar to countries such as Switzerland or Turkmenistan, and sometimes calling for reconciliation between the parties in conflict. However, at times, the country took positions on certain issues.

The country is a member of the Micronational Olympic Federation and the Union Against Micronational War. The country is an observer member of the Cupertino Alliance.

Geography and Climate

Territorial Organization

According to the Constitution, it is determined that the country will be divided into regions and subdivided into districts. In the case of the capital and the cities considered important within the country, federal regions will be constituted. The regions and the so-called federal regions have a degree of autonomy, while the districts do not have autonomy. Each region is governed by a governor, which is in charge of the region's internal affairs.

Political divisions

Name Flag Emblem
Federal Region
Gyumurat Flag of Gyumurat Region.png Coat of arms of the Gyumurat Region.png
Region
Adgakh Steperyan flag.png Coat of arms of the Adgakh Region.png
Jermadzor Flag of Jermadzor.png Coat of arms of the Jermadzor Region.png

Climate

Because the nation is located in a tropical climate zone, it has two distinct climatic seasons: dry and wet. Rainfall is sparse and temperatures are high during the dry season, although forest fires do occur; during the rainy season, rainfall rises and temperatures decrease, but floods and overflowing of rivers and streams occur.

Economy

The economy of the nation is still undeveloped.

The manat is the country's official currency, and its value is determined by a formula tied to the price of an ounce of silver (in both US dollars and euros) via a floating monetary policy. The Ministry of Economy and Finance, in partnership with the Central Bank of the Republic, is in control of monetary policy. Nonetheless, the majority of the country's trade is conducted in foreign currencies.

Demographics

Religion

According to the Constitution, the state respects freedom of religion and worship, therefore, any citizen may profess any religion without any kind of impediment.

Language

The official languages of the country are English and Spanish, according to the Constitution, and the country is thus classified as a bilingual nation. As a result, ethnic minorities' languages are recognised as official. Citizens primarily utilise English as their primary language of communication.

Culture

National symbols

Literature and arts

Holidays

Sports

Name Location Sport
National Checkers Arena Gyumurat Checkers
Gyumurat Chess Stadium Gyumurat Chess
Jerdmazor Stadium Jermadzor Tic-tac-toe

Media

The state ensures respect for freedom of the press, opinion, and speech, according to the Constitution. There are only a few media outlets, all of which are state-run. The state news agency, Aswington News Agency, is the country's primary news source. Aswington Radio Television, a national broadcaster, is in charge of the country's state-owned radio and television.

Newspapers

There are two newspapers whose publications are very irregular, and both are state-owned. Respublika, is a newspaper that covers local and international news, while Dunyo Ovozi is a newspaper that covers exclusively international news.

References

External links

See also