Republic of the Union of Eastasia

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Republic of the Union of Eastasia
Flag of Republic of the Union of Eastasia
Flag
Coat of arms of Republic of the Union of Eastasia
Coat of arms
Motto: Cooperation and Progress
Anthem: 東亞的崛起(Mandarin Chinese)
The Rise of Eastasia

CapitalEastasia does not have a capital. It is generally assumed that Anbei Prefecture of Yungshin Commune and Zhonghuang Prefecture of Daqinghe Commune are the two administrative centers.
Largest cityLinjiang Prefecture (by land area)
Anbei Prefecture (by population)
Official languages
Other languages
DemonymEastasian
LegislatureUnited National People's Assembly
EstablishmentJanuary 2nd, 2020
• Establishment of the Forwardist Republic of Eastasia
January 2nd, 2020
Time zone(UTC+8)
Drives on theleft
IMSO 1 codeUEA

The Republic of the Union of Eastasia (Mandarin Chinese: 東亞聯邦共和國), often referred as Eastasia or the RUE, is a self-proclaimed sovereign state located in the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, commonly known as a micronation. Located in East Asia, it is completely landlocked within Taipei City, New Taipei City, Tainan City, and Pingtung County of the Republic of China except for Nanxi Beach National Park, and Bektei Prefecture. Eastasia is a democratic secular federation, with the elected leader acting as one of the delegates in the Eastasian Central Conference, and the highest representative of the RUE to outside observers. Being a confederation, Eastasia does not have an official capital, however, Anbei Prefecture of Yungshin Commune and Zhonghuang Prefecture of Daqinghe Commune are the two administrative centers, the largest prefecture by land area is Linjiang Prefecture of Yungshin Commune, and the largest prefecture by population is Anbei Prefecture of Yungshin Commune. The RUE is divided into two communes, Yungshin and Daqinghe. Yungshin Commune is further split into 4 prefectures, Anbei, Beiyun, Linjiang, and Fanghua, while Daqinghe Commune is split into 7 prefectures, Zhonghuang, Zhangmutuo, Jinguo, Jincheng, Kweifang, Bektei, and Yinong. The nation also holds an additional national park, Nanxi Beach, located in Pingtung County of the ROC(Taiwan). The total population in Eastasia is currently 66 citizens.

Eastasia was established as the Forwardist Republic of Eastasia on January 2nd, 2020, it's also when micronationalism began to fully function in Eastasia. Following the February Reforms and the adoption of the Social Contract, the Forwardist government was replaced with a more broadly left-wing government, instead of the old one, which focuses on the ideology of Eastasian Forwardism.

Etymology

The name "Eastasia" is a combination of the Mandarin Chinese characters of "東" (meaning "East") and "亞" (meaning "Asia"), which literally translates to "East Asia", or "Eastasia". This name reflects not only the country's location, but also the cultural roots of the nation. Coincidentally, Eastasia's name is identical to that of the totalitarian state of Eastasia from George Orwell's famous dystopian novel, 1984, and the government of Eastasia has on several occasions, explained that the RUE is in no way similar to the fictional Eastasia. However, misunderstandings of the name has occurred from time to time.

History

Three Nations Period

The history of micronationalism in Eastasia dates back to August 1st, 2018, when three nations, the Republic of Koreston, a Kingdom of Greenlandia, and the State of Cauchista declared their independence from the Republic of China(Taiwan). The President of Koreston at the time was Su Yi-An, currently the Leader of the RUE. The King of Greenlandia was Su Yi-Chuang, Su Yi-An's younger brother, now the Overseer of Yungshin Commune and Eastasian Central Conference delegate. The President of Cauchista was Su Wei-Shuo, both Su Yi-An and Su Yi-Chuang's younger brother, now a United National People's Assembly delegate. Koreston declared war on Greenlandia and Cauchista, called the First War, and the war ended on November 9th, 2018 with no casualties and injuries, and both nations surrendering.

Flag of the Republic of Koreston
Flag of the Kingdom of Greenlandia
Flag of the State of Cauchista

Vashira Period

After the end of the First War, the Republic of Koreston changed its name to the Federation of Vashira and reformed its governmental system to a federation. However, the Federation of Vashira was mostly inactive in its lifetime.

Flag of the Federation of Vashira

Valdecott Reformation Period

Flag of the Valdecottan Federation

In an attempt to make micronationalism more active, Su Yi-An, President of the Federation at the time, began pushing reforms. The country's name was changed to the Valdecottan Federation, and the governmental system was much more decentralized. The reforms did achieve its goal temporary, but failed to make active micronationalism the norm in the end. The Valdecottan Federation ended up dissolving on April 5th, 2019.

Cauchi-Korest Period

Su Yi-Chuang took power after the Valdecottan Federation dissolved, and established the United Republic of Cauchi Korest. The URCK was a de-facto dictatorship, with the power of the government lying in the hands of the General Secretary of the State. Attempts were made to expand the URCK's borders, however, all attempts were unsuccessful. Su Yi-Chuang's regime was toppled from June 12th to June 15th of 2019 because of a coup by Su Yi-An, who felt that his younger brother's power had grown too big. In the 4 days of the Korestian coup, the provisional government of the Revolutionary Republic of Koreston was proclaimed. However, on June 16th the RRK was dissolved, allowing Su Yi-Chuang to take back the reins of the country. The URCK was restored on June 17th. Around September of 2019, popular movements demanded the removal of the dictatorship, led by Su Yi-An. On October 4th, Su Yi-Chuang gave in to the demands, and ended the 6 month regime.

Flag of the URCK

Andareidia Reformation Period

The URCK was renamed into the Cooperative Republic of Andareidia and democracy was restored, with Su Yi-An, leader of the only political party in Andareidian history, the Popular Front, a social democratic party, sworn in as the first (and only) president of the CRA with 100 percent in favor. Nevertheless, Andareidia still suffered from the same problem that plagued former governments, which is inactivity in the nation. The CRA did, in fact for a short period of time expanded to North America, with newly gained territory located in the US, after the annexation, the name was changed to the Intercontinental Cooperative Republic of Andareidia (ICRA) Inactivity continued to get worse day by day, which resulted in the Andareidian Civil War.

Flag of the ICRA

Andareidian Civil War

The Andareidian Civil War began with the Reformists pushing reforms by force, then came the declaration of war on the state by the Reunificationists and the Cauchi National Revival Militia, the former supports reunification with the Republic of China(Taiwan), and the latter supports the reestablishment of the State of Cauchista. What remained of the Andareidian State was split between the Forwardist Revolutionary Front, led by Su Yi-An, and the Left Militia. The FRF and the Left Militia originally cooperated under an united front, but after the other three factions were defeated, the two turned on each other. The FRF eventually prevailed, resulting in the declaration of the Forwardist Republic of Eastasia on January 2nd, 2020. 1 injury and 0 causalities were reported.

Forwardist Republic Period

Micronational activity surged after the end of the Andareidian Civil War, which helped Eastasia build up its experience in micronationalism. During the Forwardist Republic Period, Eastasia acted under the command of the Forwardist Party of Eastasian Unity, with an elected Leader acting as head of the country. Some say that the Forwardist Republic lacked democracy, but others argue that just because the FRE was a de-facto one party system doesn't make it undemocratic, since all positions were democratically elected. On February 3rd, 2020, Chien Chia-Heng (now Supreme Judge and Chair of the Eastasian Central Conference)'s micronation merged with the FRE, but resulted in 40+ citizens leaving Chien Chia-Heng's micronation in the progress, the reason being the FRE's leftist nature doesn't fit with their right-wing ideals. Nonetheless, the merger greatly increased the territory and population of Eastasia, from just 5 to 16 citizens after the merger. Around February, the first draft of the Social Contract was finished, along with the end of the Forwardist Republic of Eastasia Spring Summit (FRESS), and the outcome changed the Eastasian governmental system and others, so the reforms were collectively called the "February Reforms", or "二月維新"in Mandarin Chinese.

Domestic flag of the FRE


Diplomatic flag of the FRE

After February Reforms (As the Republic of the Union of Eastasia)

  • 2021.02.12 Red Sky Banner adopted as the new official flag.
  • 2021.02.15 Linjiang Prefecture established in Yungshin Commune.
  • 2021.02.16 Fanghua Prefecture established in Daqinghe Commune.
  • 2021.02.23 People's Choice Party, Eastasia's first registered political party after the Februray Reforms, was registered as a political party.
  • 2021.02.26 Bektei Prefecture established in Daqinghe Commune.
  • 2021.02.27 Eastasia Social Democratic Party registered as a political party.
  • 2021.03.02 Nationalist Party of Eastasia registered as a political party.
  • 2021.03.05 Beiyun Prefecture established in Yungshin Commune, Yinong Prefecture established in Daqinghe Commune.
  • 2021.03.09-03.14 An executive order by Chien Chia-Heng caused the March Protests.
  • 2021.03.13 The Forwardist Party of Eastasian Unity, Eastasia Social Democratic Party, and People's Choice forms the Pan-Leftist Unification Movement, a coalition between the three parties.
  • 2021.04.09 End of the transition period, official name changed to the Republic of the Union of Eastasia.
  • 2021.04.11 Emblem of Solidarity adopted as the official emblem of the RUE.
  • 2021.04.13 Final draft of the Social Contract announced.
  • 2021.04.14 Originally set as the first day of the election week in Eastasia, but due to the online election form being sabotaged by an unknown individual, it was delayed.
  • 2021.04.15-04.19 First election week in Eastasian history
  • 2021.04.19 Polls closed and results announced, Pan-Leftist Unification Movement receiving 16 seats in the UNPA while the NPE receives 1 seat.
  • 2021.05.04 Nationalist Party of Eastasia dissolved.
  • 2021.05.05 Joined the Taiwanese Micronational Community as an observer state.
  • 2021.05.12 Temporary Law of the Judicial Power announced.
  • 2021.05.16 ECC Order #0001 (emergency order) announced due to recent serious outbreaks of COVID-19 in Taiwan.
  • 2021.05.16 Eastasian Central Epidemic Command Center established.
  • 2021.06.05 Upgraded to member state in the TMC.
  • 2021.07.15 Reform Eastasia is registered as a political party.
  • 2021.08.02 Eastasian Social Democratic Party leaves the Pan-Leftist Unification Movement, forming the Eastasian Social Reform Union coalition with Reform Eastasia. The Forwardist Party of Eastasian Unity and People's Choice Party replaces the PLUM with the Revolutionary Front coalition.


Politics and government

Executive

Seal of the Eastasian Central Conference

Executive powers in Eastasia is held by the Eastasian Central Conference, the ECC consists of all Overseers of communes, the Leader, and also the Supreme Judge acting as Chair of the Eastasian Central Conference. The ECC is responsible for announcing new laws passed by the United National People's Assembly, announce new amendments to the Social Contract, or any other official document made by the government, announce declarations of war, announce the state of emergency (such as ECC Order #0001), impeach delegates of the United National People's Assembly if the delegate mentioned has failed to perform their responsibilities faithfully, and supervise the nation in different fields, but will only intervene in emergent events, and vetoing laws passed by the UNPA which the ECC deems difficult to carry forward. Also, the ECC may appoint individuals to act as "Directors", whose job is to assist the Central Conference in their respective fields. These fields are: internal affairs, foreign relations, science and ecology, information and propaganda, defensive services, and cultural affairs. Currently the positions of Director of Science and Ecology and the Director of Foreign Relations are held by Su Chia-Ping (FPEU-RF), and Ariel Lederman (Independent). As of today, the Eastasian Central Conference is consisted of three seats, the Overseer of Yungshin Commune, Su Yi-Chuang (FPEU-RF), Leader Su Yi-An (FPEU-RF) and Overseer of Daqinghe Commune, Supreme Judge, and Chair of the ECC, Chien Chia-Heng (ESDP-ESRU). The Eastasian Central Conference uses the national emblem, the Emblem of Solidarity as its official seal. The term in office for the Leader is 6 months, however, there is no limitations to how many times an individual may run for office.

Legislative

Emblem of the United National People's Assembly


Legislative powers are held by the United National People's Assembly, a eleven-membered unicameral body. The United National People's Assembly is in charge of making laws that affects the entire nation, and to monitor the doings of the ECC. The United National People's Assembly is responsible for passing new laws and amendments to the Social Contract or other official governmental documents, proposals may be made by citizens or UNPA delegates. Decisions such as territorial changes, changes to national symbols, and impeachments of Eastasian Central Conference delegates will pass with at least 67 percent of delegates in favor. Other decisions will pass with at least 51 percent of delegates in favor. The delegates are split into proportional delegates and regional delegates, proportional delegates being elected through the process of proportional representation, and the regional delegates being elected with a first-past-the-post system in each commune. As of today, there's a total of 11 seats in the UNPA, 5 of which are proportional seats, and 3 for each commune. Commune delegates are further split into the mainland delegate, the overseas delegate, and the regional delegate. Only mainland citizens may run for the mainland delegate, and likewise only overseas citizens may run for overseas delegates, an individual only has to be a citizen of said commune to run for the regional seat. No party as of today holds a majority in the UNPA, which is 6 seats, the FPEU holds 5 seats, the largest in the UNPA, the ESDP which also holds 4 seats, with Reform Eastasia holding 2 seats and PCP having none. However, the ESDP and REF is in a coalition called the Eastasian Social Reform Union, which meets the majority of 6 seats.

Political Parties

Political parties in Eastasia are to be registered to the Judicial Branch and the ECC, after being approved, they will be able to run for elections and recognized as legitimate.

Party Name Party Flag/Logo Ideologies Number of seats in the UNPA Number of seats in the ECC Members Established Date Position Leader(s) Coalition
Forwardist Party of Eastasian Unity
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Eastasian Forwardism (official), libertarian socialism, libertarian communism, feminism, syndicalism, minarcho-socialism, environmentalism, progressivism, anti-capitalism, anti-fascism
5 / 11
2 / 3
18 January 2nd, 2020 Far-left Su Yi-An, Benjamin Pickles Revolutionary Front(RF)
Eastasian Social Democratic Party
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Social democracy (official), Nordic System, social libertarianism, Sun Yat-Sen's Tridemism, centrism
4 / 11
1 / 3
18 February 27th, 2021 Center to left-wing Chien Chia-Heng Eastasian Social Reform Union (ESRU)
People's Choice Party
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Anarcho-mutualism, anarcho-syndicalism, green anarchism
0 / 11
0 / 3
3 February 23rd, 2021 Center left to far-left Jacoven Schäfer Revolutionary Front(RF)
Reform Eastasia
Reformism, liberal conservatism
2 / 11
0 / 3
9 July 15th, 2021 Center to center right Angus Dunn Eastasian Social Reform Union (ESRU)

Former parties/dissolved parties

Name Party Flag/Logo Ideologies Position Established Date Dissolved Date Former leader(s) Notes
Nationalist Party of Eastasia
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Right-wing populism, conservatism, nationalism Center-right March 2nd, 2021 May 4th, 2021 Betim Alban The Nationalist Party of Eastasia won 1 seat in the April 2021 UNPA Elections, however, after the disbanding, the party's only UNPA delegate left the nation. A snap election was held, and ended with Angus Dunn (ESDP-PLUM) winning against Ariel Lederman (Independent).

General Politics

Politics in Eastasia is dominantly left-wing, ranging from social democrats to anarcho-communists. However, there are still a number of individuals who identify as conservative or right-wing. This phenomenon is often speculated to be the cause of Eastasia's original founding cause, which is to promote Eastasian Forwardism, and left-wing values not only in the micronational world, but also the macronations located in East Asia, such as the ROC(Taiwan), Japan, South Korea, and so on. A rising force in Eastasian politics is the party Reform Eastasia, Reform Eastasia is a broad collections of centrists to classical liberals on the economic far-right.

Judicial

The Judicial power in Eastasia is held by the Judicial Branch, a collection of different courts. The Supreme Judge is the not only the head of the Judicial Branch, but also the Chair of the Eastasian Central Conference, the reason for this being to balance power between the three powers. As for the different courts and their purposes, a detailed description can be found in the Temporary Law of the Judicial Power (here)

Foreign Relations

The Republic of the Union of Eastasia has established and maintains diplomatic relations with many nations all around the world. All diplomatic matters are handled by the Eastasian Central Conference and the Director of Foreign Relations. Eastasia distinguish three types of official diplomatic relations, mutual recognition, which is obtained via a treaty, some nations may choose further their relations with the RUE by also establishing Special Cooperation Status along with the mutual recognition treaty. The Special Cooperation Status allows nations to work and cooperate with Eastasia on matters such as environmental issues, infrastructure, and such, and informal, which is specified by documents of intermicronational organizations.

Eastasia's foreign policy is relatively neutral, welcoming nations all across the political spectrum. However, the nation strongly opposes fictional and simulationist nations, often refered to as "simmies" informally by Eastasian citizens. Eastasia also has a rather anti-fascist sentiment, refusing to communicate and establish relations with nations that either claim to be fascist, or the governmental system and policies are fascistic in nature. Eastasia is a signature of the Sough Convention on Climate Change 2020, Halcyon Convention, and adheres to the terms mentioned in those treaties.

The RUE is a member of the Taiwanese Micronational Community, and a former member of the Reformed Intermicronational Confederation.

As of today, the Republic of the Union of Eastasia has established mutual recognition with 15 nations, and established Special Cooperation Status with 3 nations. For all official treaties, please check references.

Formal Relations

National Symbols

The national symbols of Eastasia are things which are recognized as a emblematic, or representative of the country of Eastasia or Eastasian culture as a whole.

Symbol Name Image Description/Notes
National Flag Red Sky Banner
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The Red Sky Banner was designed by Eastasia's current Leader, Su Yi-An, and was adopted as the official flag of Eastasia on February 12th, 2021. The green represents the land, the blue symbolizes the ocean and peace, the red symbolizes the Eastasian Revolution, and courage. In the top left canton is Eastasia's national emblem.
Yungshin Flag Flag of Yungshin Commune
Designed by the founder of the Kosnian Democratic Republic

as a gift to Leader Su Yi-An. The gold flower in the middle symbolizes prosperity, the five petals represents the agricultural workers, industrial workers, the military, the intellectual, and the red petal represents the Eastasian Revolution. The blue background symbolizes hope and peace.

Daqinghe Flag Flag of Daqinghe Commune
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Designed by citizens of Daqinghe Commune. The blue sky symbolizes

hope and peace, the red field symbolizes courage and the Eastasian Revolution, and the orange represents warmth and kindness. The 6-sided star in the top left canton represents the original 6 prefectures when Daqinghe was established.

National Motto Cooperation and Progress N/A N/A
National Emblem Emblem of Solidarity
RUE.svg
The Emblem of Solidarity consists of a yellow star in the middle of a

yellow twelve-teeth gear. The 5 sides of the star represents the agricultural

workers, industrial workers, military, intellectual, and revolution.

The yellow gear represents the working class.

National Colors Red, Blue, Green N/A For symbolism, see national flag.
National Flower Taiwanese wild lily

(Mandarin Chinese: 野百合)

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A type of flower native to the island of Taiwan, it is a symbol of perseverance and determination. The flower was also used in the Wild Lily Student Movement in Taiwan in 1990, to symbolize the fight for Taiwanese home rule and the fight for democracy. In the context of Eastasia, it is used to symbolize the fight for equality.
National calendars N/A N/A
Official Languages N/A N/A

Geography and climate

Eastasia is mostly landlocked within the island of Taiwan, with the exceptions being Bektei Prefecture, which has a coastline touching the South China sea, and Nanxi Beach National Park, which touches the Pacific Ocean. The geography of Eastasia is dominated with urban structures, however, vegetation can still be seen in parts of the country. Such as the grass fields in Linjiang Prefecture, a plant garden in Fanghua County, and the entirety of Nanxi Beach is a sand beach. Eastasia's annual average temperature is about 24 degrees Celsius in the south and 22°C in the north. In July, the warmest month, the country's temperature goes up to 27°C with the north slightly warmer than the south. In the winter, the coldest average temperature for the north is about 15°C in February while that for the south is around 19°C in January. Northern prefectures thus experiences a greater range of temperature throughout the year than its southern counterparts.

In winter, the temperature is pleasant in the south, where highs in January are about 23 °C (73 °F), and the sun often shines, while in the north, the climate is cooler and cloudier, with average maximum temperatures about 18 °C (64 °F). Owing to maritime influence and low latitude, night-time temperatures are rarely cold and never drop below freezing (0 °C or 32 °F). However, sometimes, there can be very cool days in the north, with highs about 10/12 °C (50/54 °F).

In spring, in April and early May, early thunderstorms begin to occur in the afternoon, starting from the north. The monsoon arrives around May 10 - May 20, coming from the south. It brings heavy rainfall throughout the country, but especially in the southern prefectures

Summer is hot, humid and rainy, with more frequent rains (unlike in winter) in the southern prefectures. The temperatures are uniform from north to south: in July and August, the daily average in the plains hovers around 29/30 °C (84/86 °F). The northern prefectures, experiences a relative decrease in rainfall in July. Since the tropical rains are usually intense but short-lived, the amount of sunshine in summer is acceptable, however, in this season, sticky and unpleasant heat dominates.

During summer, the country is often affected by typhoons, the tropical cyclones of South-East Asia, able to bring strong winds and torrential rainfall; they typically cause heavier damage along the east coast.

After the monsoon, in autumn, from October to December, the rains decrease and the muggy heat is replaced by more pleasant weather conditions.

Demographics

The current population of Eastasia as recorded by the central government is 64 citizens, with 22 either residing in Eastasian territorial claims, or have easy connection to Eastasian claimed territory, called "mainland citizens", and 43 citizens residing in other countries, mainly from North America and Europe. The average age group is around 8-18 years old.

Country Number of citizens
 Taiwan 23
 USA 11
 UK 6
 Canada 5
Hkflag.png Hong Kong 2
 Romania 2
 Italy 1
 Finland 1
 Lithuania 1
 Bangladesh 1
 Australia 1
 Netherlands 1
 Philippines 1
 Singapore 1
 India 1
 France 1
 Russia 1
 Malaysia 1
 New Zealand 1
 Greece 1
Unknown 1

Economy

Being a micronation, Eastasia doesn't have a fully functional economy. However, Eastasia claims to have a socialist economy, where the means of production and social systems are collectively owned instead of allowing individuals to have private ownership. Eastasia does have a small agricultural sector, mainly in the prefecture of Fanghua, where several fruits are planted and grown. The most iconic fruit planted in Fanghua prefecture is the Pouteria caimito, known as "黃金果"in Mandarin, which translates to "golden fruit".

Pouteria caimito, "黃金果"


Culture and media

Culture

The culture of the Republic of the Union of Eastasia is mainly influenced by Chinese culture, with a few Japanese influence. Chinese culture has influenced the cuisine, ethical values, social norms, and customs, while Japanese culture has slightly influenced ethical values. Nevertheless, the diversity of overseas citizens also influenced Eastasian culture abroad, often influenced by the home country which the oversea citizen resides in.

Media

Logo of the EBU
Logo of the EBU-I

The Eastasian Broadcasting Union is a governmental news worker cooperative which focuses on domestic news in Eastasia, it has been deemed the most reliable source of news in the RUE. The EBU also has an International news, called EBU-International, or shortened to EBU-I. EBU-I focuses on news from foreign micronations and Eastasia's foreign relations. Besides the EBU and EBU-I, Eastasia also has a few media who focuses on popular polls and such.



References


External links

Republic of the Union of Eastasia official website (Mandarin)

Republic of the Union of Eastasia official Facebook page (Mandarin)

Republic of the Union of Eastasia official Discord server

Republic of the Union of Eastasia Full Map

Social Contract of the Republic of the Union of Eastasia

Temporary Law of the Judicial Power