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Free Republic of Schwanensee
| Libera Respubliko de Cignolago
Deus est iudex meus
The map shows the location of Schwanensee
|Official language(s)||Latin (Language of the Nobles), Volapük (Language of the Elites), Esperanto (Language of the Commons)|
|Official religion(s)||Roman Catholic|
|- President||Daniel Zhang|
|- Prime Minister||N/A|
|Established||June 30th, 1999|
|Area claimed||Around 750 square meters|
|Currency||Schwanian Krone (Kr.)|
|National dish||Congee with minced pork and preserved egg|
|National drink||Strawberry milk|
|National animal||Cygnus atratus|
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.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Military
- 6 Foreign relations
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.
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.
The country is divided into four provinces (道：Lomiän, Rubainiän, Smaragainiän, Safirainiän) and two special regions (區：Elysia, Rugxflago). The three provinces are further divided into two cities（府） and seven counties（郡） 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.
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
The Green Party
The Bolshevik Party
The National Party
The Universalism Party
The Public Opinion Party
The Democratic-Liberty Party *（1）
The Cheondoist Party（1）
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||Zhang Zhicheng||September 11, 2011||June 4, 2012||Cosmopolitanist-Nationalist Coalition|
|2||Zhang Zhicheng||June 4, 2012||June 4, 2013||Cosmopolitanist-Nationalist Coalition|
|3||Daniel Zhang||June 4, 2013||June 4, 2014||National Party|
|4||Daniel Zhang||June 4, 2014||Incumbent||Parties disestablished|
List of Prime Ministers
|#||Picture||Name||Took office||Left office||Party|
|1||Jakanosa Chou||September 11, 2011||June 4, 2012||Non-Party|
|2||Daniel Zhang||June 4, 2012||June 4, 2013||Cosmopolitanists-Nationalists Coalition|
|3||Wolfgang Schwartz||June 4, 2013||June 4, 2014||Bolshevik Party|
|4||Wolfgang Schwartz||June 4, 2014||June 4, 2015||Bolshevik Party|
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.
- All UN members
- DDR (East Germany) (1)
- Order of Malta
- Republic of China (2)
- Sikkim (1)
- South Ossetia
- South Vietnam (1)
- 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
- Empire of Choseon
- Sunset Micronation