Social Republic of Georgienstine

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Social Republic of Georgienstine

2016 — Present

Flag of Georgienstine.svgCoat of Arms of Georgienstine.jpg

Motto
Tradition, Honour, Passion
Anthem
"Hymne Syldave"

Capital cityCastel
Largest cityCastel
Official language(s)English (CA), French (QC), Spanish, Russian, Arabic
Short nameGeorgienstine
DemonymGeorgienstinian
GovernmentPresidential Republic
- PresidentRaphaël Olivier I
- Vice-PresidentRaiponce Delaniche
- Congressional Majority LeaderAlexandre Olivier I
- Congressional Minority LeaderBenjamin Pickles
- Speaker of the CongressParis Wright
LegislatureNational Congress
Established26 December 2016
Population50 humans, 1 dog (2020)
CurrencyGeorgienstinian Dollar (GD)
Time zoneEST
National sportTennis & Golf
National animalIndigo bunting
This nation is a member of the Union of Five

The Social Republic of Georgienstine is a micronation located in Quebec, Canada. It was founded in very late 2016 by Raphaël Olivier. The main part of Georgienstine is located in the president’s house while the other territories are in the woods.

History

Georgienstine was founded on 26 December 2016 by Raphaël Olivier following the visioning of a video on micronations. He decided to base it after Freetown Christiania. The micronation was an anarchist commune. Olivier had taken this from wikipedia and did not really know the principles of anarchism. That is why on 31 December the country was reformed to resemble a christian Iran. Olivier was the prime minister and his father was the “Supreme Leader”. Olivier won the 2016 Principean Presidential Election unopposed. He appointed his brother, Alexandre Olivier when he applied for citizenship.

On 4 January 2020, Olivier changed from a theocracy to a duchy and renamed the micronation to the Duchy of Principe. At the time, all governmental work was done on the online game platform and game creation system, Roblox. Christopher Walker from Juneau, Alaska was crowned Duke of Principe one day after the reforms were officially enacted. Olivier stayed as prime minister representing the New Democratic Party. Harry Lewis from the Democratic Party and Alexandre Olivier from the Green Party were both named Co-Deputy Prime Ministers. The government stayed largely inactive and most of the work in the nation, was made in the armed forces.

On 4 April, Principe declared war on an enemy Micronation named Coskonia. Both nations agreed to send their virtual armies to a Roblox game owned by Principe. Each Roblox game owned by Principe had a name and was considered as a province. This province was known as Delestia, Principe lost this virtual battle as only one player came. Christopher Walker then agreed to accept the surrender terms set out by Coskonia. The abdication of the Duke was the sole term on the document.

Principe was then turned into a federation with Raphaël Olivier I as president and Alexandre Olivier I as prime minister. The nation was also renamed Coronia following a public referendum. Christopher Walker formed the Republican Party and ran on a far-right populist platform, both Oliviers founded the centre-right Conservative Party of Coronia. Harry Lewis formed the Canada Party, a party dedicated to the invasion of Canada. Elections for the State Duma were held. The conservatives won 7 seats and the Canada Party won 1 seat. The Republican Party then merged into the Harry Lewis’s Canada Party. Christopher Walker then renounced his citizenship without any reason given.

The nation had fell into a period of inactivity until 30 August 2018 when Isabelle Miller founded the New Democratic Party. The Olivier brothers then changed their party’s name to the Conservative-Republican Party (CRPC) after Raphaël Olivier stated that he no longer supported the American Democratic Party. The CRPC is well known as they have left behind numerous documents, electoral posters and even a few promotional outfits and caps. The CRPC was then renamed to the National Union and adopted national and social conservative policies whilst keeping liberal positions on abortion, LGBTQ+ rights and climate change. The party defeated Perceval Gallois’s Faithful Party and Alexandre Olivier’s Libertarian Party in a presidential election. Theodore King founded the Libero Party and ran in the congressional elections. The opinion polls showed the party neck and neck with the Libertarians and the Faithful Party down in a distant third place. The New Democratic, Liberal, Constitutional Conservative and Canada parties were all polling at 0 seats.

When results came out one at the time, the Libertarians were one seat short of a majority, however it had been discovered that voting had closed one minute early. Voting was re-opened for one minute and two voters voted for the Faithful Party. This led to the libertarians loosing their majority. Alexandre Olivier challenged the election results without success and resigned as prime minister. Perceval Gallois then declared himself Interim-Prime Minister and political parties started taking sides. The Faithful, Libero and Canada Coronia parties backed Gallois and the Libertarians, Liberals and New Democrats supported that a libertarian be named interim-prime minister. Alexandre Olivier then returned to Coronia a day later and took back leadership of the Libertarian Party. The libertarians were able to take back power with the help of the armed forces and the National Union.

After this event, the Faithful Party lost all of their premierships (governorships) at the exception of Wirt. The National Union was renamed the National Rally and Coronia joined the League of Micronations. On 1 October 2019 Coronians voted to become a monarchy and Raiponce Delaniche was made Queen. Coronia shut down its discord server and elections were hosted resulting in the Conservatives getting 8 seats, the Liberals getting 7 and the Miners’ Rights Party getting none. Coronia was then renamed Ossetia and was made and absolute monarchy.

After public pressure, the country was renamed Syldavia and became a constitutional monarchy. Elections for the State Duma had been planned and four parties were registered to run but the election was canceled and Syldavia was renamed to Georgienstine and was turned into a democracy. Since the implementation of democracy, Georgienstine’s government has been very active. Two congressional elections, three gubernatorial elections, and one presidential election were hosted. Despite numerous political parties, the nation remains stable.

Etymology

Georgienstine is named after George Washington who is usually seen as an opponent to “British tyranny”. The British Empire is disliked by francophones in Georgienstine for the crimes committed by the army during the Patriots Rebellion of 1837.

Former Names

  • Freetown Principe (26 December 2016 - 31 December 2016)
  • Catholic Republic of Principe (31 December 2016 - 4 January 2017)
  • Duchy of Principe (4 January 2017 - 4 April 2017)
  • Federation of Coronia (4 April 2017 - 19 September 2018)
  • Kingdom of Coronia (19 September 2018 - 1 October 2019)
  • Federation of Coronia (1 October 2019 - 30 December 2019)
  • Empire of Ossetia (30 December 2019 - 17 June 2020)
  • Empire of Syldavia (17 June 2020 - 25 June 2020)
  • Social Republic of Georgienstine (25 June 2020 - Present)

Conflicts

The first conflict was known as the Principe Civil War where Raphaël Olivier overthrew a government with no leadership in May 2017. Numerous Georgienstinians historians say that this event is not a war and instead Olivier just claimed leadership of the micronation. The event is often dramatized by the government. Olivier then changed the name of the micronation to Coronia following his supposed takeover.

In April 2018 a region of Coronia named Rose decided to declare independence. This was not seen as a major threat until an online battle was fought. Following the faction leader’s decision to renounce his citizenship the threat became non-existent following the abolishment of the region. This was the final conflict in Georgienstinian history.

Government & politics

Georgienstine is a representative democracy with free and fair elections. Georgienstine is usually mocked for its big extremist population. Both major parties are considered extreme despite both being relatively big tent.

Every 2 years the citizens of Georgienstine elect a president, they vote directly during the elections. Every 60 days or more the citizens vote for the National Congress where they vote for a political party, and seats are distributed using proportional representation.

Each 60 days citizens also vote for their local councillors the same way they do for the National Congress.

Branches of Government

The government of Georgienstine is a presidential republic. The three Georgienstinian branches of government are the following:

  • Executive: The President, Vice-President, Cabinet, and other members of their administration.
  • Legislative: The National Congress of Georgienstine.
  • Judiciary: The system of courts that enforces the laws and upholds the constitution.

Executive

The President and Vice-President manage internal and foreign affairs. The president may appoint cabinet secretaries (who are then voted on by the National Congress), supreme court justices (who are then voted on by the National Congress), ambassadors and consulates. The president can veto a bill passed by the National Congress, is commander of the Armed Forces, can dissolve the National Congress and hold an emergency congressional election, sign executive orders that are forced into law, and must deliver a State of the Union Address each six months. Presidential elections happen year. The President currently resides at the Palais Gris in Castel.

Legislature

Members of the National Congress are elected every 60 days or more. They vote on bills, amendments to the constitution, confirming supreme court justices and cabinet secretaries, and impeaching certain members of government. The National Congress also votes on confirming whole cabinets, supreme court justices. At the beginning of a session, the National Congress elects a speaker. The speaker moderates debates, holds votes, break ties and is second in line in the presidential line of succession.

Judiciary

The courts of Georgienstine must enforce the law and uphold the constitution of Georgienstine. Judges are appointed by the President and must be approved by a majority of the National Congress. A judge is appointed for a life mandate but can be removed from his post if 66% of the National Congress agrees. The sole existing court is Georgienstine is the Supreme Court.

Foreign policy

Unilateral recognition

Associated states

  • Newfoundland Flag.png Newfoundland

Mutual recognition

Unrecognized and denounced nations

Sanctioned nations

Economy

The Georgienstinian economy is mostly based on so called “foreign-aid” and donations.

Currency

The official currency of Georgienstine is the Georgienstinian Dollar (GD).

Geography

All of Georgienstine's city-districts share the same climate.

State-Cities

States
State Capital Governor
Caucasia Caucasia Johnny Coronia
Castel Castel Raphaël Olivier I
Augustine Augustine Tom Mark
Harrisburg Perth Logan Blanc
Nassau Nassau Isaiah Burdette
Salem Salem Alexandre Olivier I
Raphaelistan Raphaelopolis Aidan Clifford
Georgopol Georgopol Jimmy Foddle
Victoriaville Victoriaville TBA

Climate

Climate data for Montreal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) -5.6
(21.9)
-3.2
(26.2)
2.3
(36.1)
11.3
(52.3)
19.1
(66.4)
23.8
(74.8)
26.6
(79.9)
25.4
(77.7)
20.5
(68.9)
13
(55)
5.6
(42.1)
-1.5
(29.3)
11.44
(52.6)
Average low °C (°F) -15.1
(4.8)
-13.1
(8.4)
-7.3
(18.9)
0.1
(32.2)
6.7
(44.1)
11.9
(53.4)
14.8
(58.6)
13.6
(56.5)
8.8
(47.8)
2.7
(36.9)
-12.6
(9.3)
-10.1
(13.8)
0.03
(32.06)
Source: Environment Canada[1]

Territorial Claims

Georgienstinian claims a medium-sized territory in southern Quebec, Canada it consists of a house, two gardens and a forest of small size, a small territory near Montreal’s Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital and a small territory in England.

Military

The Armed Forces of Georgienstine are the military of the Democratic Republic of Georgienstine, administered and partially funded by the Office of the Treasury and Finance. The main branch of the armed forces is the Presidential Guard, founded in May 2020.

There are currently five enlisted soldiers in the Armed Forces of Georgienstine: four in the Army, and one in the Air Force. The armed forces can also rely on various foreign volunteers from the province of Quebec, and Canada.

Tourism

Not many people visit Georgienstine however a few people visit city-districts like Caucasia just to take a short walk. The government has launched an initiative named the “Heritage Sites Program” where they aim to increase tourism.

Culture

Georgienstine follows most aspects of North American culture. The country is based after the United States, however many have stated that Georgienstine does not have much in common with the United States.

Holidays

Georgienstine recognizes all Canadian civic holidays, as well as Jewish and Christian holidays.

National Holidays
Date Name
15 May Revolution Day
16 May Reformations Day
17 June Monarchy Day
25 June Democratic Georgienstine Day
20 September Monarch’s Day
26 December Georgienstine Day
28 December Military Day

Sports

The national sport of Georgienstine is tennis, however, numerous Georgienstinians practice golf, badminton, skating and alpine skiing. Summer sports are not very popular in Georgienstine.

Cuisine

Georgienstinian everyday meals are from all over the world, however, the favorite meal of Georgienstinians is ravioli according to a poll conducted by the former news network National News. The national dish is poutine.

Language

The official languages of Georgienstine are French, English, Spanish and Russian. Most documents are in English and French however numerous Georgienstinians speak Spanish or Russian.

Religion

Christianity is the most practiced religion in Georgienstine, a majority of Georgienstinians are either Catholic or Protestant. There is a large Anglican and Eastern Orthodox community in Georgopol. There are numerous atheists, however they are not a majority of the population.

Music

Orchestral, Religious and a few songs originating from the south of the United States are popular in Georgienstine. Music is not very popular in Georgienstine and numerous people dislike contemporary music.

Media

Georgienstine has had numerous news networks in its history. Every month a vote is held to see which news networks will be kept and which will be disposed of. This is primarily due to the fact that a lot of news channels run on discord and there is limited space. The most active news channel tend to stay while inactive ones tend to be voted off.

Active News Channels of Georgienstine
Name Employees Founder Bias
Georgienstinian News Corporation 1 Raphaël Olivier I Slightly pro-Georgienstine First
People’s Voice 2 Benjamin Pickles Pro-Movement for Socialism
Central Daily News 1 Raphaël Olivier I Pro-Georgienstine First
Being Conservative 1 Addison Dillon Tory socialism
Tom The Talkin’ Tory Show 1 Tom Mark Pro-2020 Tom Mark presidential campaign, Centrism
The Debate 1 Tom Mark Slightly centrist
Bobux Insider 2 None Communism
Toaster Reviews Tom Mark Centrism
The Pioneer 1 Brandon Swigart Slightly Pro-Georgienstine First

Awards

Awards of Georgienstine
Name Awarded By Eligibility
Legion of Honour President of Georgienstine Any citizen deemed to have done something great in Georgienstine.
  1. Environment Canada[1]. Retrieved 1 March 2017.