Free Republic of Schwanensee

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Libera Respubliko de Cignolago


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Motto
Deus est iudex meus

Anthem
Forest Rhapsody
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The map shows the location of Schwanensee
Capital city Nulazif
Largest city Yomi
Official language(s) Latin (Language of the Nobles), Volapük (Language of the Elites), Esperanto (Language of the Commons)
Official religion(s) Roman Catholic
Demonym Schwanian (Schwanisch)
Government Cosmopolitan meritocracy
- President Daniel Zhang
- Prime Minister N/A
Legislature Nulasvanadail (disestablished)
Established June 30th, 1999
Area claimed Around 750 square meters
Population 27
Currency Schwanian Krone (Kr.)
Time zone UTC-1
National sport Sudoku
National dish Congee with minced pork and preserved egg
National drink Strawberry milk
National animal Cygnus atratus

Official Website
Official Facebook

Schwanensee (Cignolago), sometimes referred to in full as Sendependa Libera Kosmopolitisma Respubliko de Cignolago (Independent Free Cosmopolitan Republic of Schwanensee / Cignolago), is a cosmopolitan meritocracy declaring its main territory at a virtual platform supposed to be on Nordic Atlantic Ocean. Its body of government, also known as Bevünetaguveranef, is located in St.Louis, USA. The micronation has a population of 55 and a total area of 750 sqm. The capital city is Nulazif.

Schwanensee is a cosmopolitan meritocracy, which signifies that it allows its citizens to live anywhere around the world, while its citizens are strictly classified into three social classes: the Nobles (貴族), the Elites (華族), and the Commons (庶民). These social classes are mainly based on one's potential and his/her own choices on occupation, since every social class would be designated specified occupations or professions. Social class does not depend on one's origin, and each citizen will have two chances to change the social class he/she belongs to. There are also territories where the social class system is not implemented, such as the Autonomous Communist Region of Rugxflago and the utopian settlements in Elysia.

The official languages of the country are Latin, Volapük and Esperanto, while German, English, and Japanese are the unofficial languages used more widely among citizens. Each official language is designated to a specific social group (i.e.: Latin for the Nobles, Volapük for the Elites, and Esperanto for the Commons). There will be a language test to those who chooses to join the social class where one of the official languages is spoken.

Etymology

The name "Schwanensee" is a German word, means "Swan Lake". Swan Lake is not an actual lake. Swan, especially Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) has a special significance in Schwanensee. It symbolizes the top Scholar class in the country. As a result, the name, Schwanensee represents that the country itself is a meritocracy. As for Lake, it stands for cosmopolitanism. It also proves that the country is a cosmopolitan state.

History

Before the independence (~ 1999)

In 1990s, there are only a few micronations in Asia. One of them was the SSRSC (also known as the Soviet Socialist Republic of Swan City, ). It was created by its first commander, Chen Aihui. This country has deeply influenced the independence of the Republic of Ceskonia, which after changed its name to Schwanensee.

Early era (1999 ~ 2007)

On June 30th, 1999, three of the activists of the SSRSC declared the independence of Ceskonia because they had a different political opinion. They signed on the Independence Declaration, in order to create a new micronation. Other formal documents such as the Constitution were later signed. However, the country itself, was not very famous at that moment.

Middle era (2007 ~ )

In 2008, the 3rd president of Ceskonia, Zhang Zhicheng decided to make the whole state public. He made the first official website in Chinese. As a result, Schwanensee had had foreign relations with over 270 Chinese cybernations and micronation on the Internet by the end of 2011.

Geography

Flag of Schwanian Mainland, Lomiän

The country is divided into four provinces (:Lomiän, Rubainiän, Smaragainiän, Safirainiän) and two special regions (:Elysia, Rugxflago). The three provinces are further divided into two cities() and seven counties() as following.

Cities, counties, and regions

  • Nulazif(新京府) is the capital city of the country. It is located on the virtual platform, Lomiän(京畿道), with a population of 0. It is also the only city there.
  • Yomi(夜見府) is the largest city of the country. It is located in Rubainiän(安州道). It has a population of 15, which makes it the largest city of the country. It is also the headquarter of Schwanian Bevünetaguveranef.
  • Varenka(安陵郡) is located in Rubainiän with a population of 3.
  • Ravenhaus(清庭郡) is located in Rubainiän with a population of 2.
  • Kaedegawa(楓川郡) is located in Rubainiän in Okinawa, Japan with a population of 3.
  • Ausenstadt(賢京郡) is located in Smaragainiän(桓州道) in London, UK with a population of 1.
  • Sororis(桓淵郡) is located in Smaragainiän in Münich, Germany with a population of 1.
  • Heura(玄林郡) is located in Safirainiän(萩州道) in New York, USA with a population of 1.
  • Hagino(萩野郡) is located in Safirainiän in St. Louis, USA with a population of 1.
  • Elysia(樂州自由區) is a combination of utopian settlements within the country. Its territory is the circles whose center are the citizens who have chosen to be parts of the territory with the radius of 2m . The territory moves with the motion of citizens accordingly. The base of Elysia is located in the Kerguelen Islands.
  • Rugxflago(赤旗共產主義試驗區) is an autonomous communist region in which communism with agriculture-based economy is supposed to be implemented. So far none of the citizens lives there; therefore, it does not have an actual territory.

Politics

2014 elections seats
2011 elections seats

Schwanensee is a cosmopolitan meritocracy and was a parliamentary republic. The country had a left–right multi-party system. Following the 2013 parliamentary election, the biggest parties were the centre-right National Party and the centrist Green Party. Other political parties with seats in the Nulasvanadail were the centre-left Bolshevik Party, etc. Many other parties existed on the municipal level, most of which ran only locally in a single municipality.

Starting from 2017, the parliament has been abandoned due to temporary provisions. It is now a dictatorship under the current president. The provisions will be abandoned when necessary.

According to the Constitution, any Fascist party is prohibited in Schwanensee.

List of Parliamentary Parties

Flag Schwanian Green Party.jpg The Green Party
Flag Bolshevik.jpg The Bolshevik Party
Flag KMT.jpg The National Party
Flag Universalism Party.jpg The Universalism Party
Flag POP.jpg The Public Opinion Party
Flag Democratic.PNG The Democratic-Liberty Party *(1)
Flag Donghak.PNG The Cheondoist Party(1)
Flag Schwanian Green Party.jpg The Cosmopolitanist-Nationalist Coalition(2)
(1): These parties had been banned due to their Fascist theories.
(2): This party had been divided into two different parties.

List of Presidents

# Picture Name Took office Left office Party
1 Coa1.png Zhang Zhicheng September 11, 2011 June 4, 2012 Cosmopolitanist-Nationalist Coalition
2 Coa1.png Zhang Zhicheng June 4, 2012 June 4, 2013 Cosmopolitanist-Nationalist Coalition
3 Coa1.png Daniel Zhang June 4, 2013 June 4, 2014 National Party
4 Coa1.png Daniel Zhang June 4, 2014 Incumbent Parties disestablished

List of Prime Ministers

# Picture Name Took office Left office Party
1 Coa1.png Jakanosa Chou September 11, 2011 June 4, 2012 Non-Party
2 Coa1.png Daniel Zhang June 4, 2012 June 4, 2013 Cosmopolitanists-Nationalists Coalition
3 Coa1.png Wolfgang Schwartz June 4, 2013 June 4, 2014 Bolshevik Party
4 Coa1.png Wolfgang Schwartz June 4, 2014 June 4, 2015 Bolshevik Party

Military

Armed Forces

Emblem of the Schwanian Armed Forces

The Schwanian Armed Forces encompass the Schwanian Army, the Schwanian Navy and the Schwanian Air Force. A fourth branch of the armed forces, known as the Quadrigae, take on the role as the nation's military and territorial police force. The President of Schwanensee heads the armed forces as the President of the Supreme Council of Defence.

Foreign relations

Great Seal of the Bevünetaguveranef

Recognized macronations

Flag of Lomänaguveranef, the government of Schwanian Mainland
Schwanian passports
The first page of a Schwanian passport
  • Flag of the United Nations.png All UN members
  • Flag of Abkhazia.png Abkhazia
  • Flag of Kosovo.png Kosovo
  • DDR Flag.jpg DDR (East Germany) (1)
  • Flag of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.png Order of Malta
  • Flag of Taiwan.png Republic of China (2)
  • Flag of Artsakh.png Artsakh
  • Flag of Palestine.png Palestine
  • Sikkim.png Sikkim (1)
  • Flag of Somaliland.png Somaliland
  • South Ossetia Flag.jpg South Ossetia
  • Flag of South Vietnam svg.png South Vietnam (1)
  • 500px-Transnistria State Flag svg.png Transnistria
  • Flag of Western Sahara.png Western Sahara

(1): Schwanensee recognizes those former nations as well as their territories according to The Homeland Law
(2): Schwanensee recognizes both the People's Republic of China (Mainland, Hong Kong as well as Macau) and the Republic of China (Taiwan and its appendixes).

Micronational foreign relations