Schneeblutig

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Schneeblutigan Empire
Schneeblutigien Kaiserreich (German)
Flag of Schneeblutig
Flag
Coat of arms of Schneeblutig
Coat of arms
Motto: 
"Acta Non Verba"
"Act Don't Talk"
Anthem: "Die Union März"
SchneeblutigMap.png
Area claimed in green
Capital
and largest city
Peterstadt
Official languagesGerman and Portuguese
Ethnic groups (2017)80.0% White
17.0% Mixed race
3.0% Black
DemonymSchneeblutigian
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Emperor
Peter
Larissa Carvalho
LegislatureImperial Assembly
Imperial Senate
Chamber of Deputies
Independence from the Federative Republic of Brazil
4 March 2014
22 June 2015
14 January 2016
2 February 2017
1 June 2020
24 June 2020
Area
• Total
23 km2 (8.9 sq mi)
Population
• 2021 estimate
19
Gini (2018)32.3
medium
HDI (2015) 0.845[1]
very high · 12th
CurrencyReal (R$)a (BRL)
Time zoneBRT (UTC−3)
• Summer (DST)
BRST (UTC−2)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Calling code+55
Internet TLD.sc
  1. Schneeblutig has no official national currency and maintains the use of the Brazilian real without an external agreement.
  2. The claimed area after 2020 was reviewed, and most of it are considered "area of influence".
  3. Official website.

Schneeblutig, officially the Schneeblutigan Empire (German: Schneeblutigies Kaiserreich), is a coastal micronation located in South America, completelly surrounded by Brazil by north, west and south and by Altantic ocean to the east. Claiming 23 thousand square kilometers (11.788 square miles) and over 250 people with 19 of them active micronationalists, Schneeblutig territory is divided into 17 juridical counties. The capital and the most-populated city is the capital, Peterstadt. It have German language as a cultural language while the Portuguese remains the administrative language. It's territory claims as its area of influence the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo, under the principle of Separatism.

Schneeblutig was inhabited by numerous tribal nations prior to the settlement in 1565 by Estácio de Sá, who claimed the area for the Portuguese Empire as part of it's new colony of Brazil. Schneeblutig remained part of Portuguese Brazil until independence was achieved in 1822 with the creation of the Empire of Brazil, which later became a presidential republic in 1889 following a military coup d'état. In 2014, Schneeblutig was created as a micronational simulationist project, proclaiming it's independence from Brazil and claiming a territory under separatism. Schneeblutig's current constitution, formulated in 2015, defines it as a semi-parliamentary unitary monarchy, but the country passed through a huge political reform by 2020, becoming a derivatist micronation subdivided into 17 counties ruled by the aristocracy.

Schneeblutig's economy is based on the added value of its properties, resources and profits, with the gross value of GDP being uncertain at this point. Schneeblutig until 2016 had a fast growing economy, mainly based on services and tourism. Schneeblutig is a founding member of the former Liberal League, an international alliance that brings together nations with liberal policies and later joined the Brazilian sector and the Conference of Santiago during the Restoration.

Etimology

The country's proper name origin is unknown, but the most popular explanation is the name Scheneeblutig comes from the German words schnee, meaning "snow" and blutig, meaning "bloody", a possible reference for the defeat of Germany during the First World War, a historical event that constitute one of the greatest influences over the Schneeblutigian culture and history.

History

Geography

Surrounded by the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo, Schneeblutig can be divided into two areas: the low lying coastline[2] and the highland area known as Serra[3]. Schneeblutig's climate is tropical along the coast, with dry winters and rainy summers. The north region is generally drier and also hot. In the mountainous regions in the south and southwest of the state, the tropical climate is strongly influenced by altitude, and the average temperatures are lower[4].

Government and politics

Schneeblutig is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy. The Schneeblutigian political system operates under a framework reformed in 2020 to transform the micronation from a modelist to a derivatist project. Amendments to the Constitution requires a two-thirds majority of parliament or the will of the Emperor; the fundamental principles of the constitution (human dignity, state structure and the rule of law) are valid in perpetuity.

The Schneeblutigian Emperor serves as the head of state, invested primarily with representative responsibilities and powers: receiving foreign heads of state, formally nominating the Prime Minister, and serving as Commander-in-chief of the armed forces. Importantly, the emperor is also invested with veto power and may send legislation to the Court for review.

The Prime Minister is appointed by the emperor, serving as the head of government and exercising executive power. The Prime Minister selects Cabinet ministers and has the exclusive right to dismiss them.

Law

After the Restoration in June 2020, the members of the government and members of the military were required to swear an oath of unconditional obedience to the Emperor, establishing the concept that the Emperor's word overrode all existing laws, while all legislation proposed had to be approved by the Prime Minister, who could also veto top civil service appointments. Most of the judicial system and legal codes of the previous incarnations of Schneeblutig were maintained.

Military

The military is heavily inspired by the Germany before the First World War, and is composed by the unified armed forces, included the Army, the Navy and the Air Force. Since 2020, members of the armed forces were required to pledge an oath of unconditional obedience to the Emperor personally and to the constitution.

Administrative regions

The counties were first introduced in 2014, during the establishment of Schneeblutig and constitute the highest level of the administrative subdivisions of the country together with the capital city, Peterstadt. Counties can be subdivided to municipalities, the two types of which are towns and villages, each one with the right to have their own elected mayor.

Foreign policy

From the beginning, Schneeblutig is under the influence of Ebenthal. Several agreements signed from 2014 and 2020 partially subordinated its foreign, military, and economic policy to that of Ebenthal. During the Restoration on June 2020, Schneeblutig joined the Brazilian sector, leaving the historical-modelism that marked the previous years of the micronation and signed the Treaty of Persenburg, the Protocol of Goetha, the Convention of Mauritsstad and finally, the Treaty of Santiago, that marked the admission of the micronation in the Conference of Santiago. During the following year, signed the Convention of Fruchemburg, the Protocol of Klöw, the Protocol of Quinta Velha and recognized several other micronations, especially Brazilian ones.

Economy

Conferential Doubloon banknote of 500Δ.

Schneeblutigian economy is in a primary state and due to the COVID-19 outbreak, few alternatives were implemented to change it. However, among other micronations, the government are studying the adoption of the Conferential Doubloon through the Conference of Santiago Financial Authority. Schneeblutig's economy is based on the added value of its properties, resources and profits, with the gross value of GDP being uncertain at this point. Schneeblutig until 2016 had a fast growing economy, mainly based on services and tourism, but considered decadent by 2021.

Infrastructure

Transport

Schneeblutigian roads are the primary carriers of freight and passenger traffic. All roads are paved, although most are cobbled in the Gros Morne Repartition. The first investments dated the last century and were made by Brazilian government. Schneeblutigian roads also handle substantial international traffic, connecting with cities in neighbouring Brazil. There is no annual registration fee or road tax.

Education

Higher education starts with undergraduate or sequential courses, which may offer different options of specialization in academic or professional careers. Depending on the choice, students can improve their educational background with courses of post-graduate studies or broad sense. Attending an institution of higher education is required by Law of Guidelines and Bases of Education. Kindergarten, elementary and medium educations are required of all students. As the territory of Schneeblutig does not have space for the construction of an educational institution, the country has unilateral agreements with Brazil for the use of its educational system.

Health

The majority of the population to seek private health or to deal with the Brazilian Unified Health System, whose services are extended to Schneeblutig through a unilateral agreement.

Demographics

The population of Schneeblutig, as recorded by the government in 2021, is composed of 19 citizens, with a ratio of men to women of 2:1 and 90% of the population defined as urban.

Race and ethnicity

According to the government, 60% of the population described themselves as White; 30% as Mixed race; 6% as Black of different ethnicities; and 4% as Asian, mainly (99%) chinese. Since the arrival of the Portuguese in 1500, considerable miscegenation between local Amerindians and Europeans has taken place in all regions of the country, with European ancestry being dominant nationwide according to the vast majority of all autosomal studies undertaken covering the entire population, accounting for between 90% to 98%.

Religion

Schneeblutig is religiously diverse, encompassing a wide range of beliefs and customs. There is no official church, and the government is officially committed to religious secularism. Freedom of religion is a constitutional right, allowing individuals to assemble and worship without limitation or interference. The practice of religion is now generally considered a private matter throughout society and the state. With Catholicism in decline after having once been central and integral to culture and daily life, Schneeblutig became a secular state. The majority of Roschfallenians consider religion to be unimportant in their daily lives, but still believe in God. According to the 2021 census, 70% of the citizens that are religious at some extent identify as Christian; of these, Roman Catholics make up the largest group, accounting for 60% of the population. Much of the remainder is made up of Protestants, who accounted for approximately 20%. The largest Protestant denomination is the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (accounting for 7% of Schneeblutigians), followed by Batptist (5.0%), and Anglican (2%). During the last census, 10% of all citizens declared no religious affiliation.

Language

The official language of Schneeblutig is Portuguese, which almost all of the population speaks and is practically the only language used in newspapers, radio, television, and for business and administrative purposes. The most famous exception to this is the English, which was recognized as secondary and business language. Minority languages ​​are spoken throughout the nation and are considered part of the cultural identity. In some departments, Portuguese is the co-official language along with other major languages of foreign settlers, mainly English, Spanish and German.

Culture

Sommerfest being celebrated in Domingos Martins, near Schneeblutig. 2019.

The precolonial Amerindians groups in the territory that Schneeblutig is located were the Tupiniquim, Temininó, Aymoré, Puri and Botocudo. They have largely been absorbed into the Portuguese-Brazilian civilization, and few live in reservations or tribes nowadays, but Amerindian food has left its legacy in Schneeblutig culture; the fish-based moqueca capixaba, the national dish, among other local typical seafood dishes[5].

Germans were among the first colonists to cultivate land away from the coastal zone, and were a strong influence. The first German settlement was located Santa Isabel, founded in 1844, and still stands close to Schneeblutigian territory. Like today's capixaba Italian community, they still hold on to many aspects of their ancestors' homeland's culture, as represented in festivals such as the Sommerfest[6]. Schneeblutig is home of East Pomeranian speakers. More than a century after arriving to the region, East Pomeranian continues to be spoken and remains an important part of Schneeblutig's heritage. To this day, they continue centuries-old customs within their communities.

National holidays

Name Date Notes
New Year's Day 1 January The first day of the Gregorian year.
International Workers' Day 1 May Honors the contributions that workers have made to the country's strength, prosperity, and well-being.
Children’s Day 12 October Honor children, promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and initiate actions to benefit and promote the welfare of the world's children.
Teachers's Day 15 October Special day for the appreciation of teachers and their special contributions to the society.
Christmas Day 25 December Traditional commemoration of the birth of Jesus.
New Year's Eve 31 December The final day of the Gregorian year; Saint Sylvester's Day.

See also

External links

  • [ Facebook page]
  • [ Official website]

References

Notes