Second Republic of Ethosia

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(Second) Republic of Ethosia
Republik Ethosia  (German)
Republic o Ethosie  (Scots)
Flag of Second Republic of Ethosia
Flag
Coat of arms of Second Republic of Ethosia
Coat of arms
Motto: "Do, Dream, Fight, Create!"
Capital
and largest city
Arkania
Official languages
DemonymEthosian
GovernmentSemi-presidential republic
• President
Gabriel Sebastian
• Vice President
Vacant
• Interior Minister
Aaron Davis
• Deputy Prime Minsiter
Vacant
LegislatureParliament
Establishment15 December 2020
Population
• Census
22
CurrencyUnited States dollar ($) (USD)
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
• Summer (DST)
CDT (UTC-5)
National animalWhite-tailed deer

Ethosia, officially the Second Republic of Ethosia, was a micronation claiming to be a sovereign state located on four separate parcels of land in Charles County, Missouri, St. Francois County, Missouri, and Jefferson County, Missouri, respectively. Ethosia was a Semi-presidential republic. The nation is part of the Ozark Sector.

Etymology

The name Ethosia is derived from the word Ethos, "the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its beliefs and aspirations" and the greek suffix 'Sia' which translates to 'state of'. The name Ethosia is defined at a 'state of Ethos'.

History

Early History

In October 2018, the first iteration of Ethosia was founded and dubbed the name 'Victoriam'. There is not much recorded history of Victoriam besides being the founding member state of the United Sovereignties. Victoriam was known around the community for its radical views and unwelcoming attitudes to criticism and critique.

Socialist Era

The Highlands Socialist Republic was founded on December 7, 2018 after influence from Burlington, Victoriam declared a new socialist government with a name to reflect its geography. The Highland Socialist Republic would soon join its neighbors, the Socialist Republic of Valmore, the Socialist Republic of Kinderia, the Socialist Republic of Braunland, and Burlington to form the United Socialist States of America.

The United Socialist States of America (USSA) was a federation of socialist republics founded on December 30, 2018 as the former Union of Sovereign Socialist Republics. The Union was formed by the Treaty on the Creation of the USSR which legalized the association of the Socialist People's Republic of Burlington and the then Highlands Socialist Republic. The USSA was formed to bring together socialist micronations in the United States during a time of extreme tension from the community in regards to the uptick of socialist governments being formed.

The USSA would last from December 30, 2018 to Feberuary 4, 2019. The dissolution of the USSA came from the exit of Kinderia and Braunland from the Union. On February 5, 2019, the nations of Burlington, Highland, and Valmore dissolved the USSA to establish a singular micronation known as Libertalia, a unitary one party Marxist-Leninist State. Upon its foundation Libertalia was met with threats and anger from the community, some nations even going so far as to discuss 'firebombing' the Highlands capitol building.

Libertalia, in its short life, would relatively bring some stability to the three nations as the government was actively recruiting citizens, engaging in diplomatic activity, and passing legislation. However as a result of long standing tensions with other micronations as well as political infighting, the leaders of the Highland and Valmore launched a coup to overthrow at the time current Chairman Ronnie Miller. The ethnic and political revolutions were directly linked to the accused corruption and inconsistency of Chairman Ronnie Miller. Valmore and the Highlands would illegally secede from Libertalia and declare a new micronation called the Haston Federation. This revolution was met with large support from the community, most notably the UNAR. In December 2019, this event was declared 'The April Schism' and was designated as a federal holiday in Ethosia to remember the hardships of its socialist past.

First Republic

The First Ethosian Republic was formed on December 15, 2020 following its breakaway from the Federation of American States. The Republic had 22 citizens, a 7 seated parliament, a Prime Minister, and a President.

Fall of the First Republic

The fall of the First Republic was gradual. With increasing worry of cyberattack, rapidly deteriorating relations with nations, and mass resignations, President Gabriel Sebastian invoked Article 3 of the Constitution and assumed Executive Command of Ethosia.

Second Republic

The Second Republic was announced on April 5, 2022 by President Gabriel Sebastian; marking an end to his "Executive Command". Following the Ozark Crisis, Ethosia found itself in the cross-hairs of the community by a select few in what was believed to be unprovoked. President Sebastian would immediately shut down any and all micronational communication. At the time, the nation was unaware that the supposed reasoning for the allies to turn against the country was the idea that the Ethosian government was impersonating and ruining the reputation of the President of New Strathclyde, "Grant Magic". Many called for Sebastian to "seek mental help" during the Ozark Conflict. Since the events, the President did seek therapy. However; following failed feeble attempts made by the government to contact Connor Mclean of the UNAR, the President activated Article 3. Following this, the President demanded an entry in to isolation and cutting off all ties, agreements, and recognitions of any and all micronations in order to preserve the nation.

Since the Isolation Accords were signed; there have been many attempts by micronations to claim, divide, or even antagonize the now neutral nation. The government has since returned to social media but announced its staunch neautrality as it pushes to follow an Alpine model of foreign policy.

Government

Ethosia is a semi-presidential republic. The powers of the President were referenced from the President of France whereas the President held great executive power while the Parliament conducted domestic and legislative affairs. The President would then veto or ascend bills proposed by Parliament in to law.

Powers of Parliament

The Prime Minister was determined by the largest party outcome after each election. The Prime Minister overlooked Parliament and its legislative duties. Parliament had the power to draft legislation, propose budgets, conduct judicial hearings, and propose constitutional amendments.

Powers of the President

The President conducted not only domestic, but foreign affairs from determining foreign policy to national security. The President held the right to reject proposed legislation by Parliament and could also enforce a Motion of No Confidence however, Parliament could have challenged this motion if it is was made by the President in the Supreme Court.

Religion in Ethosia

Ethosia officially recognized Christianity as the state religion with a ban on Wahabbi Islam. The nation had been known to openly criticize the orthodox practices of Judaism however the government had never actively discriminated against Jewish groups. Paganism had become a growing demographic following the February 2022 Census Report.

LGBT & Minority Rights in Ethosia

2022 - For the last two years, LGBT & minority rights have been a hotbed topic for legislators and citizens. While factions have pursued legislation to specifically single out LGBT rights from the constitution, many of the parties, legislators, and citizens of Ethosia have agreed that the need for legislation that singles out specific rights is unnecessary due to the way the Ethosian constitution was written to include "All peoples of Ethosia are to be guaranteed the basic rights and protections listed...". President Sebastian has been quoted as saying "As long as you identify as a human, an individual, you are protected by the constitution and the legislation that comes from it."


May 2022 - As part of sweeping reforms and purges of far-right cells in the nation; President Sebastian signed an executive order declaring protections for LGBT & Minority groups.

Climate

Ethosia used to lie within a Humid Continental (Dfa) climate zone under the Köppen climate classification system. It lied within the Hot summer subtype of the Humid Continental zone. Because of this, Ethosia had a similar climate to the rest of the American Midwest.

Climate data for Arkania, Ethosia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 26
(79)
31
(88)
34
(93)
34
(93)
35
(95)
41
(106)
44
(111)
45
(113)
41
(106)
35
(95)
29
(84)
24
(75)
45
(113)
Average high °C (°F) 5.0
(41)
8.3
(46.9)
13.9
(57)
19.4
(66.9)
23.9
(75)
28.3
(82.9)
30.6
(87.1)
30.6
(87.1)
26.1
(79)
20.0
(68)
13.3
(55.9)
6.1
(43)
18.79
(65.83)
Average low °C (°F) -5.6
(21.9)
-3.3
(26.1)
1.7
(35.1)
6.7
(44.1)
11.7
(53.1)
16.7
(62.1)
18.9
(66)
17.8
(64)
12.8
(55)
7.2
(45)
1.7
(35.1)
-3.9
(25)
6.87
(44.36)
Record low °C (°F) −30
(-22)
−34
(-29)
−24
(-11)
−9
(16)
−3
(27)
4
(39)
6
(43)
3
(37)
-6
(21)
-9
(16)
−21
(-6)
−26
(-15)
−34
(−29)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 59
(2.32)
70
(2.76)
89
(3.5)
113
(4.45)
129
(5.08)
94
(3.7)
100
(3.94)
100
(3.94)
88
(3.46)
82
(3.23)
116
(4.57)
90
(3.54)
1,130
(44.49)
Average Snowfall cm (inches) 8
(3.1)
8
(3.1)
3
(1.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
8
(3.1)
27
(10.6)
Source: Department of the Environment and Natural Resources