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Commonwealth of Uskor
| Commonwealth of Uskor |
|New South Wales, Australia. |
|Official language(s)||English (Official and Legal), Norwegian (Official), Anglish (Cultural), Uskorian (Ceremonial)|
|- High Queen||High Queen Charlotte|
|- Prime Minister||Claire Calabresi-Halvorsen|
|Legislature||Legislative Council of Uskor|
|- Type||- Unicameral|
|Established||26 August 2017 (current state), 28 February 2010 (historical)|
|Population||20 (January 2016 estimate)|
|Time zone||UTC+11:00 (Uskor Normal Time)|
|National sport||Skiing and Snowboarding|
|National animal||Labrador Retriever|
Uskor, more commonly known as the Commonwealth of Uskor is a micronation located in Australia, founded on 28 February 2010.
The Commonwealth of Uskor was founding on the 28th Feburary 2010 as the Kingdom of Zealandia. The early years of the kingdom were dominated by the Progressive Party (SDPZ), under Zealandia's first Prime Minister; Robert Kennedy.
On 28 December 2010, Sebastian Linden led the Social Democratic Party to its biggest electoral victory.
The Kingdom was reformed into a Grand Duchy on 5 January 2011 and soon after joined in a union with the Principality of Eleytheria which effectively ended with the succession of Eleytheria from the Union. The Kingdom reformed from a Grand Duchy back to a Kingdom on 21 February 2011.
On 22 February 2011 the Kingdom was battered by a second earthquake which caused major Damage to Denton and the other provinces located around Christchurch New Zealand, With some citizens narrowly escaping injury or death both in Christchurch City Center and in the Suburbs of Christchurch.
On 1 December 2011 Joseph Puglisi led the then Best Party of Zealandia to electoral victory, which was the first time an openly socialist party had won.
Between 4–8 February 2012 a period of civil conflict took place with a break away nation (Republic of Zealandia) being formed then absorbed by the Zealandia which resulted in the establishment of the office of President of Zealandia.
On 14 May 2012 politicians within Zealandia voted to accept the Nemkhav Federation Stability Mission in Zealandia (Zealandian: Nemkawðamtøk Stabulteit Misjon i Zålandien, Swedish: Nemkav Förbunds Stabilitet Mission i Zeelandien abbreviated: NFSM or NðSM)after it was proposed by former Zealandian Prime Minister and at the time current Prime Minister of the Nemkhav Federation Marka Mejakhansk and Nemkhav President Alex Ulbricht in an effort to repair Zealandia's constitutional status.
Tensions rose between the Zealandian Parliamentarians and Queen Astrid and Nemkhav Foreign Minister J.J Hakimoto that led to Astrid removing the mission during the late night of May 27, 2012, to which an international committee was held on the Zealandian constitution afterwards with the subsequent amendment being approved in a referendum on 9 June 2012.
On 1 August 2012 Winter Revolution occurred sparking the declaration of the Federal Republic of Zealandia over the Kingdom.
The Federal Republic was disposed of in a coup held on 16 February 2013, this was followed by the Red April Revolution in April 2016.
In early 2017, a referendum was held in Zealandia officially changing its name to the Commonwealth of Uskor.
Situated on the east coast of the Australian continent, Uskor shares many common geographic conditions that are common along the east coast of Australia.
Uskor’s physical geography is extremely varied with the nation having landscapes that include bushland and coastal seascapes to metropolitan areas.
According to the Uskorian Constitution, Uskor has three official Languages: English, Anglish and Uskorian.
English and Anglish are the predominant languages and are used in law and politics with Uskorian used ceremonially.
Government and politics
Politics in Uskor are governed by the constitution, with citizens being elected to the People's Assembly of Uskor.
The cabinet consists of ministers who are selected from the members of the ruling party and appointed to their post by the Council of State
The Judiciary consists of the Council of Justice of Uksor and the lower courts. There is currently one political party within Uskor, the Uskorain League of Communists.
Uskor has no formal standing military, however it may call up the the Royal Uskorian Coast Guard and the Ministry for State Security's Guards Regiment in the event that military style defences is required.
Law enforcement and Civil Defence
Law enforcement is carried out in Uskor by the Uskorian Watch.
Uskorian Law Enforcement officers (Guardians of Her Majesty's Peace), often referred to as the Watchmen are unarmed. The Watchmen's duties cover general law enforcement and policing matters as well as dealing with Customs and Border and Border Control issues and enforcement within the non open border areas.
Civil Defence is within the purview of the Civil Defence Corps of Uskor, commonly called Civil Defence Uskor. Duties include combating floods, storms and tsunami and other civil defence related issues as well as rendering any assistance to the government during a state of emergency. Civil Defence is commanded by the National Command Authority and administered through the Ministry for State Security.
(See:External Relations of Uskor)
Uskor was a member of the Grand Unified Micronational until it left amid controversy in the Olofgate scandal. It was also a member of TASPAC preceding a dispute with the organisation. Uskor was a member of the Organisation of Active Micronations until the end of that organisation's lifespan, in which Charlotte Lindstrom was its final secretary-general.
However, when the GUM was re-launched in mid-2016, with a new Charter, Uskor rejoined the organization. Uskor was also a member of Syolian Union until October 2012, but is otherwise generally unaligned.