Socialist Republic of Freisland
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| Socialist Republic of Freiseland |
Forever Be the Red Land
The Red Flag
Location(s) of Freiseland
|Capital city||Kowmos (de jure) Rembert (de facto)|
|Official language(s)||English, French, German|
|- President||[Removed for Privacy Reasons]|
|Established||December 5, 2011|
|Area claimed||~.25 mi sq|
|Currency||Red Dollar ☭$ (de jure) US dollar $ (de facto)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 |
The Socialist Republic of Freisland is a socialist state that is run out of the town of Rembert in the US state of South Carolina. It is the only socialist micronation in the Carolinian states. The nation claims a real legislative capital in South Carolina, while holding a display tract of land in the indie game Minecraft.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 Government
- 3 Law and order
- 4 National Symbols
- 5 Military
- 6 Economy
- 7 Geography and climate
- 8 Demographics
- 9 Education
- 10 Culture
The name "Freisland" comes from the German "Fries Land" or Free Land. This name is used for the freedom offered by socialism. The name was decided as a simple and easy to remember name. The German name was decided because the early drafters and thinkers behind the Communist Manifesto were German, and Vladimir Lenin was exiled to Germany.
There is a physical capital in the town of Rembert, S. Carolina. This capital is used for literal legislation and administration. The other capital is located in a map in the indie game of Minecraft. The second capital's name is Kowmos (a play on "Moscow"). It exists so that the true splendor and creativity of the nation's people can be expressed. That is not to say that there are no monuments of socialism or general monuments in the physical realm, but they are not as grand as the digital monuments.
The administrative divisions of Freisland are called Communes. Basically, these are major cities of the nation and their surrounding neighborhoods. This will allow communities to contribute to the nation as semi-autonomous city-states. These communities also support themselves much like many other states or provinces in other nations.
Below is a list of Communes in Alphabetical Order:
|Commune||Main City||Location||Size||Population||Date Incorporated||Notable Facts|
|Kowmos||West Kowmos||Minecraft Map||N/A||N/A||12/6/2011||de jure digital capital.|
|Rembert||Rembert||Southern Kershaw Co., SC||~.25 mi sq||1||12/5/2011||de facto physical capital.|
The Freisian Government is making an attempt to reach out to other Socialist or Communist micronations or parties. The nation hopes that other micronations will soon befriend Freisland.
|Nation||Relations||Notes||Requesting Party||Date Requested||Date Accepted|
|Burkland||More de facto then official, mainly a result of the sole citizen of Freisland having dual citizenship in Burkland.||President used to only have Burklandi citizenship.||Mutual||Talks since 12/10/11||12/12/2011 (start of official communications)|
|Communist People's Republic of Strathy||Treaty detailing international sympathy and understanding||Beginning of the Outreach||Freisland||12/19/2011||12/19/2011|
|Socialist People's Republic of Danesland||Formal Communications||Defined as "International Friendship," by the Freisian President.||Freisland||12/21/2011||12/23/2011|
If you wish to become engaged in foreign relations with Freisland, please contact us on our government website.
Law and order
The nation holds a document called the Freise Book of Acts. Within this document, all laws enacted by the government are to be inscribed. The Book is divided into categories based on the type of law it regards. These laws are upheld with highest regard by both officials and citizens alike.
Freisland follows the United Nations Human Rights Doctrine. It is known that the document is flawed, but these flaws are made up for in government legislation, which will add acts as necessary.
Police have been deemed unnecessary in this nation, as there are not enough citizens to break the laws.
All socialist symbols are welcome in Freisland. Freisland especially endorses the Hammer and Sickle as a national symbol. It is a unique part of the Socialist ideology, and can be portrayed in a good or bad light, depending on the need.
The national flag of Freisland consists of a white star with yellow lining centered on a red background. It is, however simple the design may be, difficult to acquire without custom shops or wasting ink. In response to this dilemma, there are only a few government "White-Star" flags used, and many more solid scarlet ensigns are used around the nation. This is what forced the decision of "The Red Flag" as the national anthem.
The nation has one soldier who doubles as the supreme commander of the Army and Navy. The nation is not belligerent, and in most armed conflicts will reach for airsoft, BB, or dart firing weapons. These are used so as to avoid extremism in conflict between two nations, and also to avoid possible repercussions for those actions. For severely perilous wars, the military is instructed to use AR-15 assault rifles as the main weapon and a 22. Ruger Rifle as the main defensive sniper rifle. A flatbottom fishing boat has been converted for military use, and is called the "FMS Hammer."
Freisland is basically a poor and destitute country by macronational standards, but is fairly well off by micronational standards. It has a fairly high income rate, and its redistribution and equality of income is actually fairly and truly successful. It is a mostly import economy, but also relies on exports via the internet. There is also plenty of foreign aid coming from private US citizens who care greatly for the nation of Freisland.
Red Dollar (☭$)
The Red Dollar (or Socialist Dollar) is the proposed and somewhat tested currency of Freisland. It was designed to mimic the American dollar in use and design. Instead of being grey and or green, the Red Dollar has (as given by the name) a pale red color. Also, in place of historical American leaders and government seals, it holds Communist Leaders and symbols. There are also hopes that, if successful, the Red Dollar will become the standard currency of many Socialist and Communist micronations.
Current Exchange Rates:
- ☭$1.00 RED=$0.87 USD
- ☭$1.00 RED=$0.89 CAD
- ☭$1.00 RED=€0.66 EUR
- ☭$1.00 RED=£0.56 GBP
- ☭$1.00 RED=¥5.53 CNY
- ☭$1.00 RED=¥67.78 JPY
Geography and climate
The physical capital is in a very humid and hot environment, full of southern pines and sweetgum trees. The land is relatively approximately 100 ft above sea level, resulting in a partially coastal and partially forested climate. During a typical summer, the temperature can reach a high of 95 °F and a low of 60 °F. During the winter, the average high is 55 °F and the normal low is 30 °F.
In contrast, Kowmos is in a tundra environment where it snows regularly. There is a large swath of forest in the East, where a logging industry has been booming. There is also a multitude of wild pigs in Kowmos, many of which have been herded into a pen and farmed.
Freisland is 100% White, however this was not achieved by "ethnic cleansing," but just by a technicality. There is only one person within the nation. The minor racial characteristics add up to the nation being mostly German, with partial Norse, French and British genes added.
The nation is fully atheist, yet there are no laws against religious freedom. The nation just has no religious people whatsoever.
The nation's primary language is English, as that is the typical language spoken throughout the land. Other languages spoken semi-regularly are French and German.
Schools are not available within Freisland, as the nation can not support a full education system. As such, all education is foreign, except for self-education. Freisland is one of the few socialist states who allow self-education via the internet and international reading programs.
|January 1||New Year's Day|
|April 29||President's Day||Day celebrating the president's birthday|
|April 30||Communist Victory Day||To commemorate the valiant effort of communists to bring down the fascist reich in Nazi Germany.|
|May 1||May Day/International Workers' Day||To commemorate workers worldwide.|
|November 8||October Revolution Day||Day commemorating the beginnings of Communism in Russia.|
|December 20-January 3||Winternus||Days off in accordance with rest of the world's winter holidays.|
|December 26||Soviet Remembrance Day||The day the Soviet Union officially fell.|
The workday of the citizens typically lasts from 7:30 to 16:00 or 17:00 on a regular day. A typical day revolves around work or schooling for a citizen of the nation. Throughout the day, a citizen will regularly fraternize with friends or foreign workers and work diligently on the task at hand
The typical citizen will stay at home most days, eat a meal and discuss the day with their family. As it gets later, a citizen will go on the internet to communicate with friends and family or work on a project or games while doing schoolwork if they are a student, or simply resting from work.
On a weekend,the normal citizen will go out and work on personal projects which need completion, or fraternize with foreign friends in America.
The typical Freise citizen plays either soccer or basketball, but only with personal games. There are not enough citizens to start a national league or government association for these sports. Other times, citizens will perform the act of sustenance fishing and distribute the catch equally. The same goes for sustenance hunting of deer, squirrel or rabbit.
The Freisian government and all of its people have access to American television and other outside media. There are no restrictions other than some possible nudity and pornographic censorship in the nation. This is meant to completely free up the flow of ideas and freedom of thought not normally brought by other socialist nations.
There is also a state-owned online news magazine named the Freisian Star. The site posts the happenings within the nation and some editorials on subjects pertaining to happenings in the world, events in socialism or communism, or general life in Freisland. Visit the Freisian Star's official site here.