| Sabinese Republic
República Sabinesa (Spanish)
República de Savina (Catalan)
République Sabinaise (French)
جمهورية سبينيس (Arabic)
You regret what has not been done
Young Sabina Is My Home by Carl Gustav Schmitt
Balearic Islands, Spain
|Capital city||La Litera|
|Largest city||La Litera|
|Official language(s)||Englsih |
|- Internal President of the Republic||Harland Jefferson MP |
|- Exterior President of the Republic||Alban Joseph MP |
Green Citizens' Party
|Population||13 (as of 2019 census)|
|National sport||Bounce Ball|
|National animal||Iberian Lynx|
The Sabinese Republic, also known as Sabina, now defunct, was a micronation located in the Balearic Islands, with a population of 13 citizens. It was founded in 2016 and since has acted a a tounge-in-cheek satire of the modern nation state. It was created on the basis of challenging the nation state concept, and revamping the political process. Sabina has three official languages, Castillian, Catalan and English.
The name Sabina comes from the name of the land the Republic was founded one. Named after the Juniper/Sabina tree. The Balearics were also once ruled by the Moorish war lord Al-Sabini. The Republic itself was named after the Sabinese people, after previously taking the name 'Principality of Sabina' until the abolition of the monarchy in 2018.
Independence day took place on the 26th of October 2016, when those living on the land declared soverenty over it. Sabina's constitution requires that Sabina respects the soverity of the Kingdom of Spain over the land as long as the nation can visibly exist over it. Sabina was also founded on that basis that it would be a beacon of european identity. Most Sabinese were settlers from Britain, so English was always an official language along with Spanish and Catalan.
Government and politics
Bianually , voters elect their Member of the Sabinese 'Parlament' on the last Friday of July and the First Monday of September. These MPs vote on legislation proposed by the government, in the capital of La Litera. There was no voting age requirement in Sabina. Only a national citizen could have the right to vote for and MP, however as a digtal citizen it was possible to vote in the Presidential election.
Annually, voters elect their president on the first Thursday of August, . There was no voting age requirement in Sabina. If you were a national citizen or a digital citizen, you had the right to vote. On August 9, 2018, Harland Jefferson of the European party and Alban Joseph of the Green Citizens' Party had to form a compramise as both tied in the election. As a result the President of the Republic is Harland Jefferson, Alban Joseph is the Foreign Minister.
Law and order
The rule of law in Sabina was taken very seriously. Those who broke the law could face punishments up to 10 minutes in jail. Laws are all approved by the parlament and ratified by the President of the Republic. The Law was enforced by the Sabina Court of Justice. The National Gendarmerie and the Sabina Border and Customs Service were the only law enforcement agencies.
According to Sabinese Law, it was illegal for Sabina to have a military of any kind. Defence duties where put to the Sabina Border and Customs Service. Sabina did not implement conscription into the Border Patrol. They are stricly unarmed.
Geography and climate
Sabina experienced a Mediterranean climate. 20% of land is foristed, and 80% arable land. The Sabinese Overseas Territories have different climates.
Sabina's Economy is mostly based in the services sector.
Culturally the Sabinese are a blend of British customs and Spanish cuisine. English is spoken by 100% of the population with 40% speaking Spanish.
The Silent Revolution
On August 6 2020 Sabina's territory was returned to Spain after four years under Sabinese rule. Therefore making the nation defunct, however its overseas territories still exist in London and Antartica, allowing for Sabina to continue as a Micronation.
The Government runs the Sabina Broadcasting Board. SBB NEWS and SBB Radio are the only media outlets.