Cónaidhm Roscami (Irish)
|Anthem: Amhráin na bhfiann|
|Capital||Galway City (de jure)|
Rockam (de facto)
|Ethnic groups |
|Religion||Roman Catholicism (state religion)|
|Government||Federal Catholic one-front authoritarian presidential republic|
|Independence from Ireland|
• State established
|18 February 2021|
• First autonomous province created
|27 April 2021|
|17–18 May 2021|
• Second Jacobs Presidency begins
|23 June 2021|
• Patusky joins politics
|23 August 2021|
• Reforms of November
|3 November 2021|
• Partial Democracy
|1 December 2021|
|18 February 2022 - 11 May 2022|
|75 km2 (29 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
|Currency||Rosso (de jure) |
Euro (de facto)
• Summer (DST)
|IMSO 1 code||RCM|
|Internet TLD||.rr (proposed)|
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Roscamistan, officially the Roscami Federation (Irish: Poblacht na Roscaoinistan), is a self-proclaimed sovereign state, more commonly known as a micronation to external observers, in the west of the island of Ireland, specifically located County Galway. It is a federal republic made up of 4 provinces. It was founded on 18 February 2021, by Thomas Jacobs, Culann Burke and a few others. Thomas Jacobs also created the first constitution of Roscamistan, and was for the beginning of Roscamistan its most powerful figure.
Roscamistan is a Catholic anocratic presidential republic, with the President of Roscamistan as head of state and government. The federal government has three branches, the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary. The nation is governed under its Supreme Constitution, and functions as the fundamental law of Roscamistan. Roscamistan’s provinces are self-governing, the most important provincial governments being located in Greater Roscam and Mervustan.
Roscamistan is the oldest and most prominent member of the Galway Micronational Sector. On the larger micronational stage, it follows a more passive and at times isolationist policy, though through the efforts started by Doros Patusky and successive Foreign Office administrations, have began to open it up to the wider world.
It has often been described as a fascist state, a charge that the federal Government does not deny. 
The name 'Roscamistan' comes from the housing estate in Galway City East known as Roscam, which gets its name from the Roscam Tower, a ruined religious site used by monks before the Protestant Reformation in Ireland in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
The name was also picked as the name of the combined regions that Roscam is a part of. The Persian word 'stan' is a suffix that comes after the names of most Turkic nations, which means land of or land, making Roscamistan literally 'Roscam Land'. The demonym for people or things related to Roscamistan is 'Roscami' or 'Roscamistani'. Roscami is normally used by people internally, while Roscamistani used by those outside of it.
On 18 February 2021, Thomas Jacobs, then Supreme Commander of the Roscam Liberation Front declared the Galway City East regions of Roscam, Dougiska and Oranmore independent of Ireland as the Republic of Roscamistan, with himself as the first President. He was joined later by his friend, Culann Burke, who became the first Vice President.
March 2021 to December 2021
March to May 2021
In mid-March 2021, all Irish students returned to schools after being in full lockdown since January 2021, including Jacobs, who told many of his friends of the new state that had been founded while out of school. Many joined the expanding government of Roscamistan, including James Irwin, Dean Merritt, Kayden Conboy, David Moore and others.
On 1 April 2021, the area of Mervue was annexed as a partially autonomous province of Roscamistan, with James Irwin as the first Premier of Mervue, and later the Prime Minister of Mervustan of the newly created autonomous province of Mervustan. In this time, Jacobs's presidency was at its height, having many new members in Government up to that time, and it felt at the time that the golden era was going to last well after the school year would end.
Mid May and the coup
On 17 May 2021, President Jacobs went to school as normal, along with most of his friends and government ministers. As the day progressed, things escalated as Prime Minister Irwin of Mervustan and others began stage a putsch, declaring Jacobs a traitor, a communist, and accused him of trying to degrade Mervustan's autonomy in some matters. This culminated in a coup that would end with Jacobs and his Vice President Culann Burke being overthrown.[b] Irwin and Kayden Conboy took power as the second President and second Vice President respectively. Most supporters of the government before, including Tadhg O’Regan, lost their positions as Irwin consolidated his power over the government and military.[c]
Post-coup Irwin presidency
After the coup, Jacobs became a low minister working at the Ministry of Internal Polish Affairs. The Vice President Conboy assisted President Irwin tremendously through this time. Irwin also consolidated power over the military, being Commander in Chief with the rank of Captain. Jacobs swore that he would overthrow the “tyrannical” James Irwin.
On 8 June 2021, Jacobs scared President Irwin into believing his Vice President, Kayden Conboy was planning to overthrow his President. Jacobs was appointed Co-Vice President, serving with Conboy to prevent a Conboy Presidency happening in the state. Thomas got the app TikTok in Mid June 2021 in the Irwin Era, using this to appear pro-Irwin, while at the same time disguise his intentions to overthrow President Irwin. The plan worked, with many people believing the propaganda was Pro-Irwin, not knowing of its underlying purpose.
End of the Irwin presidency
In Late June, as the time of the sixth class students in their school was coming to an end, Jacobs was finalising his plan to overthrow Captain Irwin, it was slated to happen on the last day of school, 25 June 2021. The troops of Jacobs would go to Mervustan Province and capture Irwin, forcing him to resign. However this plan never came to fruition as Irwin himself was slowly moving away from the government. On 23 June 2021, James Irwin announced to Jacobs that he would resigning, citing that he had now lost the support of the people who brought him to power, especially Dean Merritt and Kayden Conboy. Jacobs and Irwin made a treaty of transfer, which would disregard the presidential line of succession. It would transfer the office and powers of the presidency to Jacobs. And exactly at 10:55 A.M UTC, Jacobs became the third President of Roscamistan, and five minutes later, sacked Conboy as Vice President, who protested in defiance. The Second Jacobs Presidency began, ending what Jacobs described as an "autocratic regime".
Early stages of the Second Jacobs presidency
The Second Jacobs Presidency began properly on 23 June 2021, when Culann Burke was re-appointed to the Vice Presidency, thus restoring Jacobs and his government. Two days later, the 2020-2021 school year ended in Jacobs's primary school. This was the last time many of the sixth class pupils would see each each other in person for a while. Jacobs left with a few members of the other class in his year, to his friend and future government minister Luke O'Reily's house. Jacobs went home later on the same day, and begun proper government administration from that point on.
On 26 June 2021, Jacobs got the social media app Snapchat, the social media most of his former class mates used at the time.
The "Great Roscami Summer" of 2021
From June 2021 to late August 2021, nicknamed the "Great Roscami Summer", Thomas Jacobs began to shake off the autocratic nature of the Irwin Presidency and make Roscamistan a respectful and influential nation. The first piece of progress made by Jacobs was in early July 2021, when he advertised a message over his Snapchat story saying Anyone want to join the Roscamistan Government, DM (Direct message) me. Many people joined the government through this message, including Katherine Keadivich, Lily Diviney, Luke O'Reilly and Christopher Waldron. Keadivich became the second Foreign Secretary, Diviney became the first Minister of Local Government, O'Reilly became Finance Minister and Waldron became the Defence Secretary. Jacobs also got a friend of Tadhg O'Regan into Government, his name being Evan O'Neill, as the head of government of the Province of Connemara in several capacities since 29 July 2021.
Arrival of Doros Patusky
On 23 August 2021, Jacobs invited Doros Patusky to join his cabinet, with the title of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Patusky rose up to become an able-minded minister, rising to become the second Paramount Leader, the First Secretary of State, the Defence Secretary, the Governor of Mervustan. He resigned temporarily from 21 October 2021 to 29 October 2021. He returned on 29 October 2021, losing the First Secretary of State portfolio, but gaining the foreign affairs portfolio instead. He tried to get Roscamistan as a member of the Grand Unified Micronational but was rejected. Jacobs reapplied for Roscamistan on 23 December 2021, being rejected on 4 February 2022.
November 2021 elections
The elections for the major minister positions, as defined by the the Second Constitution of Roscamistan, took place from 27 November 2021 to 28 November 2021. Doros won most of the positions, but gave most of them to the runner ups, as he could only have one major position, per the rules of the constitution he made. He took the position of Defence Secretary, giving the runners up the positions he didn't want. (The special election for Vice President didnt and doesn't count as a major minister position, and Patusky was allowed to have the position along with the Defence portfolio).
December 2021 Roscamistan-Ballinfoyleburg crisis
On 18 December 2021, the Chief of the Defence Staff and Minister of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment Ludwig Collins announced to President Jacobs he was making his own nation called the Republic of Ballinfoyleburg, located in Ballinfoyle. In the days that followed, nothing of great importance took place between the two sides until 30 December 2021, when a group chat on Snapchat was made by Vice President Patusky to discuss Roscamistan and Ballinfoyleburg's future coexistence.
It had been discovered through screenshots that the Region of Terryland, located in the Province of Mervustan, was annexed by Ballinfoyleburg as the provinces of New Paris and New Berlin. This led to the expulsion of Collins from his positions by Patusky, leaving him out of the Cabinet of Roscamistan. Roscamistan and Ballinfoyleburg later agreed that the area of Ballinfoyle, the name sake of Ballinfoyleburg, was its sovereign territory, and Terryland was ceded back to Roscamistan. On 2 January 2022, a permanent diplomatic council was set up with President Jacobs of Roscamistan as Chairman and then President Sean Mulryan of Ballinfoyleburg as Vice-Chairman. This led to the two sides getting along, having averted crisis, and became good allies.
February 2022 presidential election
Jacobs announced, to the surprise of most, that he would not be running in the first official presidential election (all presidents before the election either became President by coup, circumnavigation of rules of succession or because of the founding of Roscamistan). He made it clear that if he was ever needed, he would return to the presidency. He said he would stay as the Foreign Secretary. With the prospect of a new administration not headed by Jacobs, people were beginning to get worried that without Jacobs, Roscamistan in the state it is now would collapse. Jacobs assured the people this would not be the case, and Roscamistan would become even stronger than before.
On 19 February 2022, it was announced by the Cabinet Office that Doros Patusky had won the presidential election with half of the total vote, and that he would be inaugurated on 18 March 2022. He was slated to be inaugurated on 18 March 2022 in the Region of Mervue, with it being planned for the local Galway Advertiser to report on the event.
In the week before the inauguration of Patusky, it had become apparent due to his lack of attention to Roscamistan after his election triumph that his inauguration would not take place, and would be delayed to a later date. On 16 March 2022 it was announced First Secretary Culann Burke would assume the presidency in an acting capacity on 18 March 2022 due to the absence of a President and Vice President. Burke became Acting President on 19 March 2022, after he himself was delayed on swearing the oath of office. This was also the first time when someone other than Thomas Jacobs and James Irwin had held the office of President.
On 26 March 2022, after a short period of planning by Jan Kotoński whilst in Poland, Kotonski overthrew Acting President Burke, and was installed by coup-backers, including Vice President Thomas Jacobs as Provisional President and head of the Interim Military Administration, the temporary executive body. After the coup, Jacobs declared that the April 2022 Roscamistan Chamber of Representatives election would happen as scheduled, without interruptions.
On 8 April 2022, Patusky was inaugurated as President of Roscamistan after a return from inactivity, ending the crisis.
April legislative election
On 18 April 2022, the April 2022 Roscamistan Chamber of Representatives election began to elect the Chamber of Representatives for the first time. After the election finished, the United Party won eight seats, Proletarian Democracy won five, the National Party-Christian Solidarity coalition (NP-CS) two seats, and Livable Roscamistan gained a single seat. With help from the NP-CS coalition, the United Party became the majority caucus, with the other parties in the minority. Ludwig Collins was recognised as Majority Leader, whilst Esty Carpentieri was recognised as Minority Leader.
11 May movement and post-Patusky
On 11 May 2022, Wojieck Nowak originally made a joke about doing a coup against Doros Patusky. As the day progressed, the joke became serious, and after endorsements by Ali Farrokhzad, Thomas Jacobs and the United Party of Roscamistan, a group called the Regime of the 11th of May overthrew President Doros Patusky, and replaced him with Thomas Jacobs.
On 18 May 2022, on the one year anniversary of the Irwinite Coup, Ali Farrokhzad removed in a provincial coup the elected socialist government under Governor Esty Carpentieri, proclaiming himself Governor to “prevent socialism and secularism“ taking hold in the province. On 19 May 2022, Secretary of State for Local Government Rafe Burfield declared Carpentieri and his socialist government the legitimate one in Mervustan, instead of Farrokhzad. Later a motion of no confidence in Ali Farrokhzad, endorsed by opposition members of both houses and members of the National Party, was proposed to the Chamber of Representatives, and was deeply opposed by the United Party, who with both caucus whips in that party, declared that if anyone in the Majority Caucuses, Senate and Chamber vote in favour, they would be removed from the caucus. The vote passed, with Farrokhzad removed as Junior Vice President. After Farrokhzad's removal, the United Party dissolved, and reconstituted itself as Republican Bloc, leaving out all socialist elements which the former big tent party had.
June election season and aftermath
After the Mervustan crisis ended, campaigning for the elections for the presidency and the Chamber of Representatives opened respectively on 26 May 2022. On 3 June 2022, elections opened, and by the end, 21 people had voted in total. Republican Bloc (formerly the United Party) won eight of 16 seats, followed by Proletarian Democracy-Syndicalist Party with 5 seats, National Party, New Dawn, and the Iron Guard of Roscamistan either kept or won their single seat each.
On 10-11 June 2022, the polls for the second presidential election opened. From the start, Thomas Jacobs, who was reinstalled as President on 11 May 2022, was the favourite, and after polls closed, Jacobs was declared the winner with 55% of the vote, eliminating the need for a second round. His Vice President, Ludwig Collins, who ran with Jacobs, was reelected as vice president. Both were sworn-in on 17 June, and the Fourth cabinet of Thomas Jacobs was constituted.
On 25 June, the second constitution, written by Doros Patusky, was abolished, with a provisional unwritten one taking its place. Soon after, Jacobs left for England, and placed Ludwig Collins as Acting President, and later returned on 2–3 July 2022.
Upon the return of Jacobs, the plans for the first elected, and overall second session of the Senate with 9 seats up for grabs, the July 2022 Senate election happened on 4 July 2022. Later after issues with votes, a second round was held on 9 July, electing the second Senate on 10 July 2022. The Minority Caucus of the Senate, which held four seats in the 12 seat appointed Senate, was reduced to one in the 9 seat Senate, Hunt Powell, who immediately assumed the Minority Caucus Leadership due to the lack of any other Minority Caucus senators. Jan Kotoński was kept as Majority Leader, and Marco Hasse as Majority Whip.
On 20 July, Marco Hasse started a coup, which ultimately failed, and led to his positions being removed and the Two Day War beginning, between Ballinfoyleburg, allied with Roscamistan, against Hasse's Östruck, which would end in stalemate. On 31 July, the Total War would begin, the second war between Roscami/Ballinfoylish and Östruck.
August 2022 began with the second day of the Total War. The Total War was in all essence a cold war, with exception to a fight between Marco Hasse and Thomas Jacobs on the 5th. Two days later, Jacobs would go abroad to Spain and later Portugal, placing Vice President Ludwig Collins as the acting president. On 8 August, Roscami Seville was constituted by presidential decree, and later an administrator was appointed, Michael Melia, who owns the property Roscami Seville claims. Later on the Ministry of the Overseas Territories would be created, to overlook the portions of land outside of Ireland without provincial status. Upon the return of President Jacobs to Roscam, work on planning for the 3rd chamber election, scheduled for 3 September. Also in August, Martin Malenkov won a by-election to the Senate, beating Marco Hasse, Ali Farrokhzad also resigned as a Senator, and a second by-election was scheduled for the 3rd of September, and Roscami Rhode Island was created.
The first major event to happen in September was the 3rd chamber election, which saw a disappointing result for the ruling party, Republican Bloc, which lost 3 seats out of 8. The election was marked by little campaigning and preparation. Falcone de Los Santos also won the Senate by-election cause by Farrokhzad’s resignation unopposed, becoming the first Roscami person to gain a second non-consecutive term to the Senate. The nation would begin to see a stagnation in the political climate, as the Chamber of Representatives’ business ground to a halt.
The major issues of October 2022 was the foundation of the Motherland Front by Ludwig Collins, May Collins, and Jan Kotoński. The foundation of the party led to a divide between the socialist Collinites led by Ludwig Collins and the free-market capitalist Jacobites, led by Thomas Jacobs.
In November 2022, planning by the Electoral Commission for the December 2022 Roscamistan Chamber of Representatives election began, with campaigning beginning in early part of the month. On 13 November, the 3rd Chamber of Representatives dissolved itself by a motion presented by the Majority Caucus, in preparation of the 4th chamber election.
On the 22nd of November, President Jacobs introduced one of his greatest reforms of his four term, changing the names and duties of the military. The Defence Staff and the Defence Forces were changed to the High Command and the National Armed Forces. Two days later, the 2nd Ausverian Civil War broke out between the Ausverian government and the rebel National Ausveria. Roscamistan soon designated the Organization for a Greater Fatherland (the group behind National Ausveria) a terrorist organisation due to the possibility of Roscami Chepiwanoxet being threatened by the National Ausverian rebels.
The 4th chamber election took place from 3–4 December 2022. This election closed in the morning of the 4th, and resulted in a massive Republican Bloc win. The party went from 4 seats to 9 seats, and became the largest party by a large margin. The Roscamistan Republican Socialist Party also took home gains, having 2 seats. Christian Solidarity, Iron Guard, National Liberal Party and independent candidates all lost seats. This election also saw the Sheetfuckery Party enter the lower house for the first time. Soon after, Džözyp Trick was nominated as the 3rd Majority Leader, being confirmed on 4 December 2022. On the 16th of December, the Roscamistan Republican Socialist Party, Democratic Action - The People’s Movement and the Roscami People's Party formed an electoral alliance called the Coalition for Democratic Unity in order to combat the rise of the far-right in Roscamistan.
The first major event was the first Senate election of the year. The Senate election and its subsequent aftermath lead to the Republican Bloc aligned parties collapsing to 5/9 seats, barely ahead of Democratic Action. On the 13th of January, the 2023 Roscami civil war began, with the South Galwegian Republican Army would begin their operations, declaring Oranmore independent as the People's Republic of South Galway.
On the 16th of January 2023, a group by the name of the Roscami Democratic Patriot Front attempted a coup in the nation. The coup, which suspended the legislature and the democratic process, was perpetrated by Thomas Jacobs and Matthew Tonna, who alongside others organised the coup on the basis of "keeping Roscamistan a Catholic and Irish nation", due to a new constitution passed by the Constituent Assembly not being favourable to their cause.
The coup was met with massive backlash by the opposition Democratic Action - The People’s Movement, and nations who supported the opposition. As the day progressed, the pressure amounted to Jacobs temporarily granting Ali Farrokhzad, a former Roscami politician, the powers (but not the office) of the presidency, and fled with his supporters. Both Jacobs and Tonna would be called upon by their political opponents to resign from their micronational offices abroad. Governor Conor Newman of Connemara took the most drastic of moves in response, declaring the Connemara Republic.
Soon after, on the 17th, Farrokhzad announced the dissolution of all current parties for new ones, the creation of his temporary cabinet, which removed key allies of Jacobs, whilst adding people sympathetic to the constitutionalists, with members of the opposition who were previously removed before and during the coup returning to the nation, and also called early elections for most position.
That same day, the Roscami Government in Exile was established by Jacobs. Composed of Jacobs as President, and his allies, it would soon become recognised by nations such as Fontasia, Östruck, and Scynja. As the 17th of January progressed, Acting President Farrokhzad began to hold the opinion that the left-wing Constitutionalist were extremely rude to the old regime, almost out to “witch-hunt” the pro-Jacobs supporters. He would enter the server of the Government in Exile, and began to collaborate with Jacobs. Planning the return of Jacobs, with the slogan RETVRN, he would state with Jacobs that at 17:00 pm Irish Standard Time, he would cause a second coup and allow Jacobs to return to his powers.
At that time, Farrokhzad would announce his sacking of the cabinet, and the powers he was granted the day before ceded back to Jacobs. This would cause more outrage in the micronational community, however Jacobs did not pay any real attention to their outrage, instead having him and his allies mock them. His Cabinet before the coup was restored, and the new constitution was suspended, up to this day. Jacobs would also call an early election for the Chamber of Representatives, due to the amount of vacant seats. Special elections for vacant Senate seats were called too.
On the 26th of January, gubernatorial elections for most provinces took place. These elections were called after the Provincial Government Act formed a consistent basis for the provinces. This election saw both Thomas Jacobs of Greater Roscam and Ludwig Collins of Galway City losing their gubernatorial offices to Joseph Montgomery and Devin Purcell respectively.
February began on a politically charged note, with the 2nd of February speech by Thomas Jacobs being issued. This speech would declare an end to the crisis which plagued the nation since the coup, and attacked all former opposition members and their supporters. He would also thank several people who had supported his regime up to that point. Also that week the territory of Roscami New Milton was created.
The February 2023 Roscamistan legislative elections would take place on the 10th of February 2023, which included the special Senate seat elections and the 5th Chamber of Representatives election. This would see the United Front go from 2 seats to 7, and Tolerantia Internationale would get 3. Other parties and independents gained the rest of the seats, with Roscamistan Republican Socialist Party lost all its seats. The Senate would elects its first President that wasn’t a Vice President of Roscamistan, Matthew Tonna. Aleksy Gwaj was elected President of the Chamber.
On the 18th of February 2023, Roscamistan celebrated its 2 year anniversary, with President Jacobs making a short speech on the occasion. The Fontum Sentinel  would report on it, congratulating the nation, and calling it an example to follow. The end of the article said:
Two years of independence may not seem too impressive, but in an era of frequent micronational collapse and turmoil, it is a great milestone for our Galwegian friends.
All micronations should look to Roscamistan as an example of a turbulent yet effective partial democratic system, it is proof unstable micronations can make it out fine by miraculous odds or national strength.
Happy birthday Roscamistan, and may you forever continue your great life.— Fontum Sentinel issue 25
On Saturday, the 19th, Thomas Jacobs and Matthew Tonna completed their draft fundamental law, the Supreme Constitution of the Republic of Roscamistan. It would be presented to the Council of State to be voted on as the proposed document intended. The council passed the constitution the next day, and a public referendum for it was announced for the 1st of March 2023.
The month of March began with the referendum on the new constitution proposed by Thomas Jacobs and Matthew Tonna. This referendum was slated to end on the 2nd of March, however due to issues relating to Thomas Jacobs' personal life, it was delayed as he was the only person who had access to the Google form which the election ballot was on. Falcone de Los Santos would be made Acting President, whilst Matthew Tonna would help with the referendum and other aspects of the nation.
On the 8th, Jacobs would release a national announcement, which detailed his desire to remove left wing people from the nation, titled Total Leftist Destruction. Governor Devin Purcell of Galway City would announce his resignation from all positions and his leaving of Roscamistan, claiming Jacobs had rooted all traces of democracy in the republic, and that he was a "fascist who oppressed people" in his nation.
An unexpected turn took place on the 16th, where Jacobs mysteriously disappeared from all online platforms. The nation fell into a state of confusion and chaos for the rest of the month.
Post March 2023
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On the 1st of April, Jacobs reappeared in the online sphere, detailing his plans for the RDPF to expand. He would provide a deadline for the end of the month to join or have their parties dissolved.
Around the end of April all non RDPF parties were dissolved with immediate effect, including the Altayist Workers Party of Roscamistan.
Nothing much happened until the 17th of May, when President Jacobs forwarded his resignation as the head of state of Roscamistan. He stated he could no longer be there in the position. Falcone de Los Santos succeeded him as President. De Los Santos' term started rough, as that day Almendrian communists invaded the discord server, in a possibly planned online coup. Soon they were banned by former president Jacobs, who created the Committee for Defence against Communism. Ad this happened, Roscamistan morphed into a far more authoritarian police state, with the Committee and the National Blueshirt Militia holding great sway over the government.
In June 2023, Thomas Jacobs grew infuriated by the continued decline of Roscamistan. This alongside the complete halt of legislation in the National Assembly and the leave of many people from the nation forced a reaction from him. He announced his plans for a Reform Commission, which he alongside Peter Julius created. Julius was appointed Chair for the Commission. The ideas proposed for the reforms included a return to anocracy, creation of a federal system, replacing the bicameral National Assembly with a unicameral National Congress, the returning of most provinces to Ireland, and Roscami Federation becoming the official name of the nation.
These changes were approved for referendum, which took place on the 24th and 25th of June 2023. The changes were approved by a 2/3 majority. An amendment to the Constitution written by Jacobs was presented and without opposition, passed by the National Assembly. On the 27th, the National Assembly was abolished, seven provinces dissolved, and the name of the state was changed from Republic of Roscamistan to Roscami Federation. Jacobs and Julius both applauded the changes and welcomed in a new era.
In July 2023, the United Front renamed itself the National Catholic League, adopting a new fascist system. Elections were also planned for the National Congress. In August, a silent coup was launched by Jacobs, seeing the laziness of President de Los Santos as detrimental to Roscamistan. The President and Vice President were both removed, and Jacobs reinstalled himself to the Presidency. Nyck Bradaten was appointed.
The 1st National Congress was formed soon after, with Joseph Trick elected as President of the Congress. In the new Congress, opposition was not allowed, which made it “easier to pass acts”, according to the Government. Act after Act were passed, which included formalising the National Roscami Workers League, creating Roscami Dilu, reorganising the cities and regions of Roscamistan, and also creating heavy tariffs on tobacco.
In October 2023, following the deletion of Ludwig Collins’ discord account, President Jacobs declared Roscami victory over the Ballinfoylish, announcing an end to the “War against Ballinfoyleburg”. The Federal Government granted formal recognition to Palestine and supported Hamas in the 2023 Israel–Hamas war.
Politics and government
Roscamistan operates under a federal Catholic presidential republic, though de facto it is an authoritarian police state. The three branches of government are legally equal and separate, keeping checks and balances on one another.
The nation is also a one-front state, which requires all parties and independents register with the Roscami Democratic Patriot Front in order to run for executive, legislative and gubernatorial elections.
The federal executive is the Cabinet, whose leader and appointer, the President is the federal head of state and government. The President is directly elected by the people for a term of one year, which is renewable. The Cabinet is composed of the President, the Vice President, the First Secretary of State, the seven Secretaries of State, and the ten Ministers (also known as Senior Ministers).
There are 17 executive departments, either titled Office, Ministry, or Department. There are junior ministers who assist the ministers and secretaries of state but do not attend cabinet meetings. The Attorney General, though not a minister, is able to attend cabinet meetings if the President permits him to. Cabinet ministers are required to get in the Roscami Democratic Patriot Front in order to stay in office.
The President chairs the cabinet meetings on most occasions, but if he is not able to, the Vice President chairs the cabinet meetings. If the Vice President isn't able to chair meetings, the First and Second Secretaries of State will chair the meetings.
If the presidential office is vacated for whatever reason, be it impeachment, resignation, death or incapacitation, the Vice President becomes the new President, vacating the former position. The presidential line of succession isn’t set in stone, and is decided upon the discretion of the President. The line of succession currently is:
- Vice President
- President of the National Congress
- First Secretary of State
- Foreign Secretary
- Interior Secretary
- Defence Secretary
- Finance Secretary
- Local Government Secretary
- Chief Justice
- Longest serving Governor
- Second longest serving Governor
The federal legislature is the unicameral National Congress. It is composed of 12 seats, 4 elected for the provinces, and 8 seats elected by proportional representation. The Congress passes all laws at the federal level, and shares nearly all areas of legislation with the provincial Legislative Assemblies, except foreign affairs, national defence, and national security.
The National Congress is presided over by a President, currently Joseph Trick since 3 September 2023. Trick was selected by unanimous decision of the Congress deputies.
The federal judiciary comprised of several courts of varying importance, the highest being the Supreme Court, the final court of appeal and constitutional court in the state. The head of the judiciary is the Chief Justice, who is simultaneously the President of the Supreme Court. There are also four associate justices in the Supreme Court, with a designated deputy chief justice able to serve as acting Chief Justice in absence of the Chief Justice.
Members of the Judiciary are not required to join the Roscami Democratic Patriot Front in order to stay in office.
Law and order
The National Blueshirt Militia (NBM) is the civilian-military law enforcement agency, and acts as a subordinate entity to the Ministry of Justice. The NBM enforces the laws passed by the National Congress, and acts upon court warrants, which includes warrant to search and to arrest. Administrative detention (Jail without trial) is often applied to Communists and their supporters. The Commissioner-General serves as the head of the NBM.
Roscamistan recognises the majority of U.N members states and non-member states, including the Vatican. On the other hand, Roscamistan does not recognise the State of Israel , the People's Republic of China (PRC), Kosovo or the Tibet Government in Exile. The nation has also good ties with the Free State of Östruck, through the Mutual Defence Pact.
|Allies||Mutual Recognition||Unilateral Recognition||Enemies/Not recognised|
The minister responsible for the administration of the Armed Forces is the Defence Secretary. The professional military head of the Armed Forces is the Chief of the Defence Staff, who is simultaneously the military adviser to the President of Roscamistan in Armed Forces matters. The President also appoints the commanders of the three individual branches on the advice of the Chief.
Local government is managed by the provincial governors and legislatures, both elected by citizens of the province. Under the federal structure, no provincial government may be dissolved unless the National Congress and the provincial assembly in question agree to such.
Regions under some form of devolution are under presidential rule. A notable example was Oranmore, with an elected Executive Regional President was independent of the local legislature, known as the Regional Council.
|Greater Roscam||79km2||19||Governor Joseph Montgomery|
|Mervustan||70km2||20||Governor Matthew Tonna|
|Oranmore||9km2||4||Governor Nyck Bradaten|
|Galway City||57km2||10||Governor Marco Hasse|
|Roscam||3km2||7||Administrator Thomas Jacobs|
Mayor-President Falcone de Los Santos
|Dougiska||N/A||4||Administrator Byron Glynn|
|Renmore||N/A||2||Administrator Michael John Melia|
|Knocknacarra||N/A||1||Administrator Eryk Pilarski|
|Roscam||N/A||0||Administrator Thomas Jacobs|
Mayor-President Falcone de Los Santos
|Galway City||57km2||10||Governor Marco Hasse|
|Roscami Scotland||N/A||1||Military Administrator Fraser MacAoidh|
|Roscami Seville||N/A||3||Administrator Michael Melia|
|Roscami New York||0.00092903 km2||1||Military Governor Vacant|
|Roscami New Milton||N/A||2||Administrator Lindsey Roberts|
|Roscami Dilu||N/A||1||Chief Executive Vacancy|
|District of New Renmore, Roscami Seville||N/A||3||Michael Melia[e]|
|District of Orange, Roscami Seville||N/A||0|
In Roscamistan, all parties are required to join the RDPF. Each party is granted autonomy in the RDPF but cannot leave the front once they have entered. Parties who do not join the Front are dissolved instantly.
The leaders of the political parties serve as their party representatives in the Executive Committee of the Front, which elect a Chairman to lead them. The Chairman is almost always simultaneously President of Roscamistan. The RDPF is composed of multiple parties, each with varying ideologies and beliefs.
|Emblem||Ideology||Leader||Province||Foundation||Seats in the National Congress||Provincial Governors|
|National Catholic League
17 January 2023
7 / 12
2 / 4
7 September 2021
1 / 12
0 / 4
|National Salazarist Front
16 January 2023
2 / 12
1 / 4
|Alliance for Freedom
16 January 2023
0 / 12
0 / 4
|Christian Democratic Centrist Coalition of Roscamistan
21 January 2023
0 / 12
0 / 4
|Serious Action Party
20 June 2023
1 / 12
1 / 4
21 July 2023
0 / 12
0 / 4
18 February 2021
2 / 12
0 / 4
Social democracy, Reformism, Liberal democracy, anti-corruption, anti-Zionism, anti-fascism, multiracialism
26 January 2023
0 / 12
0 / 4
Geography and climate
The climate of Roscamistan is influenced by its location in the west of Ireland. The terrain is more hilly in the far-west of Roscamistan. It is rainy most days of the year, though in recent years, the climate in summer is having less times when it is raining.
The climate of the heartlands , is one of rain, clouds, and the occasional sunny day.
Gaeilge is the official primary language of the state, alongside English. English is more spoken and most laws, decrees and functions are performed through English. Minority languages spoken include Polish (official language in Mervustan), Afrikaans, Spanish, French, and German.
Religion is an important component of Roscami life, with Catholicism as the state religion since foundation of the state. Non-Christian beliefs are permitted within the nation, though Satanism is persecuted by the federal Government. All presidents of Roscamistan have been Catholic, alongside most vice presidents of Roscamistan.
The last religious census was held in August 2022. Another census is slated to occur in 2024, to take place alongside the other censuses.
Throughout its history, Irish people have been the dominant ethic group. Since 2021, other groups have included Spanish, Polish, Americans, Arabs, Malays, South Africans, English, Romanians, Bulgarians and others.
The nation is mainly composed of Peoples in the 13 to 18 years old demographic, however citizens’ ages range from their late childhood to their late 70s. The oldest citizen in Roscamistan is 79 years old, with the youngest known being 11.
LGBT rights are restricted due to the Anti-Sexual Degeneracy Act being in force. The populace of the nation has been historically unconcerned with the LGBT community, but after May 2022 the nation grew more and more anti-LGBT, which would culminate in the Anti-Sexual Degeneracy Act being presented by Senator Joseph Montgomery in January 2023.
The economy of Roscamistan is run on a planned economy model, with the official currency being the rosso, created by Fearghas MacLochlainn in collaboration with Thomas Jacobs. It is set against the value of the pound sterling, though the euro is used more than the rosso. There are proposals to change the name of the rosso to the Roscami rand.
The most important official in the Federal Government responsible for the economy is the Secretary of State for Finance, known for short as the Finance Secretary. The Finance Secretary is responsible for the distribution of limited resources in the state in every budget. The Ministry of Finance is the department that the Finance Secretary heads. Other departments responsible for the economy and workers include the Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Trade.
Culture and media
The culture of Roscamistan is primarily Ireland-centric, with high emphasis on the Irish language in regards to resident citizens. Catholicism also plays a large role, with Catholics making up a majority of citizens, and Christian crosses featuring in multiple areas of politics and society. Media is dominated by the Galwegian News Network, owned by Thomas Jacobs. The freedom of press is non-existent in Roscamistan and opposition to the regime is often silenced.
The official discord server, Roscamistan@Discord, is the primary social-media network for the nation. A WhatsApp group chat also exists for older resident citizens. Priviously the Cabinet would meet over Snapchat groups, though this practice was discontinued after the introduction of the discord server.
|Era||Length of Era||Time||Notes|
|Prehistory||c. 500 AD - 18 February 2021||1,521 years, 48 days||The pre-history of Roscamistan is considered to have started when the Roscam monastery was constructed. The prehistory of Roscamistan is said to have ended in 18 February 2021, when the Republic was established.|
|Founding era||18 February 2021 - 15 March 2021||25 days||This era was marked by the foundation of Roscamistan, and it being dominated by founders Culann Burke and Thomas Jacobs, with them becoming Vice President and President respectively. This era ended upon the return of Thomas Jacobs to school after a minor lifting of COVID restrictions.|
|First Golden age||15 March 2021 - 23 June 2021||100 days||The First Golden age was marked by the high rise in activity following people in President Jacobs's school. Notable people in this era included James Irwin and Dean Merritt. The era was also marked by the May 2021Coup, which removed Jacobs from power, and put Irwin in power. The era ended when Irwin resigned from the office of President. The era also saw the creation of the two most important provinces, Greater Roscam and Mervustan.|
|Great Roscami summer||23 June 2021 - 1 September 2021||70 days||The era was marked by the beginning of the Second Jacobs Cabinet, and new people joining after the first golden age. Katherine Keadivich became the most important woman in the state, serving as Foreign Secretary. It was also the time when Doros Patusky joined. The era ended after President Jacobs returned to school.|
|New School Era and the Senatus Paramount Ultimatum||1 September 2021 - 30 December 2021||121 days||The era started after Jacobs entered his new school a few days prior. In the start, the Cabinet had gone inactive, along with the Vice President, Culann Burke. First Secretary of State Doros Patusky was seen as de facto deputy to Thomas Jacobs. Ludwig Collins also joined, and became Chief of the Defence Staff of the Defence Forces. Later on in the era, the 2021 resignation of Doros Patusky occurred, and Culann Burke resigned as Vice President, with Patusky becoming the Vice President. The era came to an end after Ludwig Collins was removed from his positions by Doros Patusky after the founding of Ballinfoyleburg 12 days prior. Notable retirements/inactivity include Evan Irwin, Dean Merritt, and David Moore becoming retired, and Tadhg O’Regan going inactive.|
|Post Senatus Paramount Ultimatum||1 January 2022 - 18 February 2022||48 days||The era starts after the removal of Collins, and the surrender of temporary absolute power by Doros Patusky back to President Jacobs. It was also the era where Jacobs announced he would not run in the presidential election, making Vice President Patusky the favourite. By late January, Collins had returned, with the position of Finance Secretary. The province of Motofia was established near the end of the era. On the eve of the closing of the presidential race, Patusky became President-elect.|
|Transition era||19 February 2022 - 19 March 2022||28 days||This era was the shortest since the foundation era, and represented a time where many reforms had to take place, in order for Patusky to assume the mantle of a more polished system. Ludwig Collins became Governor of Galway City. By the end of the era, it had become apparent due to Patusky's inactivity, that First Secretary of State Culann Burke would have to become Acting President.|
|Second Golden Age||20 March 2022 – 5 September 2022||169 days||This era opened with Culann Burke as Acting President, and a day after its start, Jacobs as Vice President. Later on, Jan Kotoński, with help from Thomas Jacobs, committed a coup against Burke, instituting an Interim Military Administration. Kotonski left office after Doros Patusky was inaugurated as President. The bicameral National Assembly was also filled, as the Chamber was elected and the Senate appointed, with the passing of a bill a week later. The era is also marked by the de facto control of Jacobs over administrative work. Audoù-an-Arvor was also added to the republic. A coup on 11 May 2022 called the 11 May Movement removed Patusky from his office, replacing him with Thomas Jacobs. Jacobs held a presidential election on 10 June 2022, winning by a landslide.|
|Age of stagnation and decline||5 September 2022 – 6 January 2023||123 days||This era begins with the major figures in politics returning to school. The Chamber of Representatives opened its third term on the 3rd of September two days prior. The legislature as a whole began to go stagnant, along with provincial governments. On 26 September 2022, King William Brown of Terredepaix stepped into Roscamistan, after getting back into contact with its current president, Thomas Jacobs, to hopefully help it out of this era of stagnation and decline, as his main goal in the Micronational community is to help micronations grow and thrive. The Motherland Front and the Democratic Action - The People’s Movement would be founded in this time as well, weakening the hold of Republican Bloc as a whole. This era ends on 6 January 2023.|
|Age of National Revival||6 January 2023 – present||10 days||This era begins with the announcement by Thomas Jacobs saying he would retire in June 2024, and him going onto begin with provincial elections. The Provincial Government Act, proposed by Jacobs, passed the National Assembly and formalised and standardised the provincial governments. This era needed when the 2023 Roscami coup d’etat failed and forced Thomas Jacobs, a coup leader to resign.|
|Age of Rebirth||16 January 2023 – present||320 days||This era begins with the announcement of transfer of power to Ali Farrokhzad by Jacobs after this coup alongside Matthew Tonna failed to succeed. Jacobs would then retreat to the Roscami Government in Exile, an organisation dedicated to the democratic and peaceful return of Jacobs. Jacobs would return, and the leftist opposition removed. This era has not yet ended.|
- President of Roscamistan
- Thomas Jacobs
- Doros Patusky
- James Irwin
- Ludwig Collins
- Constitution of Roscamistan
- Roscamistani is informally used by non-citizens and citizens alike
- Burke didn't go to the same primary school as Thomas, so he only was alerted after the school day ended
- At the time of the coup, the Irish government made it that in primary schools, the people in the different classrooms in the years had a staggered schedule, meaning the people of the other sixth class didn't know the coup was even happening, as they couldn't meet up with the pupils in the other classrooms while in school hours. The rule has since been removed
- Excluding individuals who claim Ballinfoyleburg to still be in existence
- As Administrator of Roscami Seville
- Formerly United Front (UF)
- Though Joseph Montgomery serves by in large as Chairman of Pars Tolerantia (and Tolerantia Internationale) he is not a member of the Roscami branch of Tolerantia Internationale, instead a part of the National Catholic League.
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- Federal Decree on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
- Anti-Sexual Degeneracy Act