SAR Aurorak

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Special Administrative Region of Aurorak
Région Administrative Spéciale d'Aurorak


2021 — Present

Aurorak Flag 3.pngAurorak COA 2.png

Motto
To Each His Own
Anthem
Borussia

Official language(s)English,
French
Official religion(s)Church of The Holy Coast
Short nameAurorak
DemonymAurorakian
GovernmentFederal Titoist One Party State
- Chief ExecutiveJamie Birch
Established24 June 2021
Area claimed0 km²
Population6
CurrencyLygonian Yen
GDP (nominal)0
Time zoneDCT
National dishHardtack
National drinkWater
National animalEuropean Lion
Patron saintBede the Venerable

The Special Administrative Region of Aurorak (French: Région Administrative Spéciale d'Aurorak) is a federal titoist one party state and was founded on the 31st of July 2021. Aurorak developed out of Minecraft micronationalism in 2016 and was a founding member of the Confederation of The Northern Coast, joining on the 13th of July 2021. Aurorak joined the Maritime Republic of The Damariscotta to form the Maritime Republic of Misberia.

The House of Masquemus came to the throne of Mistak in 2015, under the name of Farmia. The nation was a Kingdom until it merged with Timberia in November of 2018 to form the Federation of Mistak-Timberia. By end of November 2018, the nation became Misberia and enjoyed years of prosperity until the collapse of the Misberian Confederacy in February 2021. Following the creation of the Margraviate of Mistak and the Feud of Mistak the nation was formed out of the collective interests of learning about human history.

Etymology

It derives its name from the name of the former Kingdom of Mistak, Margraviate of Mistak and the ship which found the explorers on the Carey Islands in Greenland, the Aurora.

History

Exploration Era

The islands had been inhabited by the Inuit in the past; remains of their dwellings were found by Clements Markham in August 1851. The Carey Islands' were named by the 1616 Bylot-Baffin Arctic expedition after Allwin Carey, one of the financiers of the venture. Swedish naturalists Alfred Björling and Evald Kallstenius stopped at the Carey Islands in 1892 during an expedition on schooner Ripple to pick up supplies at a cache there. The Ripple, however, was driven on shore and wrecked. The men attempted to sail a small sloop back to Etah, but were forced to return to the Carey Islands. In June 1893, the crew of the Scottish whaler Aurora spotted a wreck on the Carey Islands. They found the Ripple, a man's body buried under a pile of stones, and Björling's letters. No trace of the other four men, or the small boat, was ever found.

Pre Foundation Era

Mistak was originally founded under the name Farmia on 15 April 2015, and was mainly based in the Xbox 360 version of the sandbox video game Minecraft. Farmia underwent several changes between April and February 2016, before it changed its name to Mistak. Mistak remained isolationist and was not involved with the wider intermicronational community, until it met the nation of Timberia at Camp Roosevelt in Maine. Following many political talks, the Treaty of Roosevelt was signed on June 2018, and the nations merged to form the Federation of Mistak-Timberia on the 20 November 2018. Three days later, the name was changed to Misberia. The nation thrived until February 2021 and was dissolved, was soon revived as the Maritime Republic of The Damariscotta as the successor to Misberia. The nation was then named the Margraviate of Mistak and lasted for nine days before the Feud of Mistak occurred which resulted in the creation of Aurorak following the tongue in cheek war held between citizens of Mistak.

Calais, ME, Capital of Aurorak

Government

The Special Administrative Region of Aurorak is a Single-party state and socialist region of the Maritime Republic of Misberia. The Marine Labor Movement is the the only legal political party in Aurorak and all political power is concentrated in it. The Marine Labor Movement serves as the governing force in the region, for much of the year, the power of the Marine Labor Movement is done through the People's Congress with one representative from each district making the laws for the region with the Chief Executive leading the region and the People's Congress and a speaker being appointed to assist in the leading of the region. All citizens however, are able to partake in the Parlamento de Maria in the Maritime Republic of Misberia.

Administrative Divisions

Aurorak is comprised of two separate pieces of land. The two territories are populated- Calais and Lubeck - all consist of public park properties. The smallest piece of Aurorak land, Calais, is one square km of land. The largest area in Aurorak is Lubec, an enclave of Maine, in the United States. All administrative divisions consist of a single contiguous claim. Aurorak is divided into districts and are inhabited areas fully incorporated into the Special Administrative Region, each district can send one delegate to the Legislative Council and all citizens are members of the Parlamento de Maria of the Maritime Republic of Misberia.

Flag Arms Name Population Officials Notes
Districts
Unannounced Unannounced Calais 2 Jamie Capital of Aurorak
Unannounced Unannounced Lubeck 4 Barry Largest district of Aurorak

Law and Order

Law enforcement in the Special Administrative Region of Aurorak is the responsibility of the International Gendarmerie of the Lygonian Armeo. Jurisprudence operates on a civil law legal system, with crimes being tried by the Federal Tribunal of the Confederation of The Northern Coast.

Aurorak has an extremely low crime rate. Since April of 2015, only two court cases and three arrests have ever occurred in the nation, with all being related to the former Founder's Council and their actions of repeated attempted coups and fraudulent behaviors. Aurorak has worked with macronational authorities in two cases related to former citizens which resulted in charges being pressed and incarceration's, it is noted while Aurorak as a community helped in these cases, they are not recognized as such but as each individual in each case by macronational authorities.

Law enforcement in the Special Administrative Region is assisted by the Sekureca Specialtrupo (S15), a secretive organization which gathers information about domestic and foreign threats. The S15 was founded in 2018, but its existence was not officially acknowledged until 2020.

Military

Please see Military Police of Misberia for more information.

The Military Police of Misberia is an armed force responsible for protecting the Special Administrative Region of Aurorak and the Maritime Republic of Misberia and asserting its claims. It is comprised of the Maritime Gendarmerie, International Gendarmerie and the National Armeo Medical Service. It is managed by the Chief Executive of Aurorak and The Damariscottan Ministerio de Lygonian Armeo. The armeo became prominent in the former Misberian Confederacy when its expansion and professionalization caused a uptick in national interest during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The armeo generally focuses on ceremonial functions, training, assisting with civilian projects and community service. The armeo is fairly large by micronational standards, with 14 servicemen, most of whom are in the navy. The Military Police of Misberia has participated in twelve operations to date.

Lubec, ME, District of Aurorak

Geography

To the south and east is the Atlantic Ocean, and to the west is the state of Maine. The Canadian province of New Brunswick and the American state of Maine is to the north and northeast, Aurorak is one of the eastern most micronations within the United States. Aurorak has over 75% of its total land is forested or on the coast, Aurorak is in the temperate broadleaf and mixed forests biome and is covered by the mixed oaks of the Northeastern coastal forests. Aurorak has almost one km of ocean coastline and almost half a km of land claimed.

Climate

Aurorak has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb), with warm and sometimes humid summers, and long, cold and very snowy winters. The nation sees milder winters and cooler summers than inland regions as it mainly located on the coast. Daytime highs are generally in the 75–80 °F (24–27 °C) range throughout the state in July, with overnight lows in the high 50s °F (around 15 °C). January temperatures range from highs near 30 °F (−1 °C) on the southern coast. Precipitation in Aurorak is evenly distributed year-round, and a slight late-fall or early-winter maximum along the coast due to "nor'easters" or intense cold-season rain and snowstorms. On the coast, the late spring and summer months are usually driest.

Climate data for Maine
SAR Aurorak
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 26
(-3.3)
30
(-1.1)
41
(5)
50
(10)
66
(18.9)
69
(20.6)
76
(24.4)
76
(24.4)
67
(19.4)
57
(13.9)
46
(7.8)
33
(0.6)
53
(11.7)
Average low °F (°C) 4
(-15.6)
11
(-11.7)
22
(-5.6)
32
(0)
41
(5)
48
(8.9)
54
(12.2)
53
(11.7)
47
(8.3)
39
(3.9)
29
(-1.7)
12
(-11.1)
32
(0)
Source: Weatherbase

Economy

The economy of the Special Administrative Region is small with limited use, and is based upon a barter and trade system where goods and services are decided on by the individuals in the deal. The Aurorak government makes its money through a series of monthly donations from Clynk and redemption center programs. The main currency of the Special Administrative Region is the Lygonian Yen.

American and Canadian Flags in Lubec, ME

Demographics

The Special Administrative Region currently has six citizens with all being students attending school in some form or another with a majority in middle or high school in the United States. A majority of the nation is Roman Catholic or another denomination of Christianity with small pockets of Syncretism being adhered to as well. The entire nation is between the ages of 13 and 21 with a majority being 15 to 17, this has lead to a mainly large portion of city and national policies being younger generational focused. The majority of the nation is male with some female citizenry, this however has not lead to a male dominated nation, with many of the female population holding top positions in government. The population has a decent amount of LGBTQ members with many being well known citizens such as the Chief Executive being openly gay and the Speaker of People's Congress being openly pan.

Culture

The culture of Aurorak can be defined as being fluid in inspiration from throughout human history, mainly from the ancient civilizations such as, Rome, Egypt, China and the Phoenicians, the nation has seen newer cultures and communities influence it, such as the Cornish and French cultures.

Picture of a Pharaonic calendar

Church of The Holy Coast

The Church of The Holy Coast, also called the Damariscottan Patriarchate, is the officially-established Roman Catholic-New England Folklore church of the Special Administrative Region of Aurorak. The Primate of the church has the title of Patriarch. Its jurisdiction covers the territory of The Damariscotta and Aurorak, but it is not recognized by any of the canonical churches. The Church of The Holy Coast is the only religious institution to be recognized by the Aurorak state. Its recognition is given by the foundation of the nation, which establishes Syncretism system of Roman Catholicism and New England Folklore as the national religion of the Special Administrative Region. The Church of The Holy Coast maintains strong ties with the government of the Special Administrative Region of Aurorak, with the Cardinal being the head of the church and the culture. However the church and state are separate to a degree, with most influences from the church being from New England folklore and values allowing Aurorak culture to be a strong example of New England values and beliefs.

Pharaonic Calendar

The ancient Pharaonic Calendar is a solar calendar with a 365-day year. The year consists of three seasons of 120 days each, plus an intercalary month of five epagomenal days treated as outside of the year proper. Each season is divided into four months of 30 days. These twelve months were initially numbered within each season but have become to be also known by the names of their principal festivals. Each month is divided into three 10-day periods known as decans or decades, with every fourth year adding a day to make up for the lost day as the calendar is one day short of the solar calendar.

Language

The languages spoken within the nation vary wildly as the many cultures and civilizations being studied result in a mixture of languages being used for differing purposes. The main languages are English and French with Latin being recognized as a minor language of the nation. Language in the nation is less focused on the idea of communication, but more of the focus on understanding past languages to understand and study the history of the culture and topics that were written down.