Socialist Republic of Tergumterra

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Socialist Republic of Tergumterra

 


SR Tergumterra Flag.png

Eastern Kansas, United States of America.
Capital cityJanuary 16 District
Largest cityJanuary 16 District
Official language(s)Slin-Englysh (Secundomian Classical), English, Secundomian
Short nameTergumterra
DemonymTergumterran
GovernmentSingle-Party Socialist Republic
- PremierParker I
Area claimedApproximately 10 square feet
Population0 No permanent residents
CurrencyUSD ($)
Time zoneUTC -6
Constituent Republic of the FSSR


The Socialist Republic of Tergumterra is a constituent republic of the Federation of Secundomian Socialist Republics.

Etymology

The name Tergumterra was coined by Kyng Fyrst when Tergumterra was offered as a department of the Slinky Empyre to Parker I. The name comes from Latin tergum (the back) and terra (land). The name is inspired by Parker's other micronation Secundomia (roughly meaning "behind the house" in Latin).

History

Aerial image of the Metcalf Ave-College Blvd area of Overland Park, KS which would become home to several micronations in 2010 including Tergumterra.

The land that would become Tergumterra was originally part of the large territory of the Osage people. Tergumterra is located near central Johnson County, KS in the city of Overland Park. Rapid suburban development resulted in the paving of the entire country to make way for streets between a subdivision in the area. One of those houses would become the "Green House," or the Secundomian capitol building. In March 2010 the Secundomian state of Middle Secundomia expanded to incorporate Long County, consisting of a street between the city of Middle Secundomia and the fields to the south.

Department of the Slinky Empyre

Emblem of the Slinky Empyre representing Kyng Fyrst.

Several months later, the Republic of Secundomia ceded sovereignty of a small part of Long County to the Slinky Empyre at the request of Kyng Fyrst. In return, Parker I was appointed Vyceroy of that area, the newly founded Tergumterra Department (TT) on July 6, 2010. While a member of the Empyre, the location of Tergumterra was kept secret from the public at the request of the Secundomian government for security reasons, due particularly to its location in the vicinity of the Secundomian Capitol.

The Tergumterra Department did not conduct any economic activity due to the Department's small size and the Empyre's distaste for the use of currency. The geographic location of the department at a crucial traffic chokepoint near the Secundomian capitol necessitated strong relations between the Vyceroy and the Secundomian government, giving Parker I increased leverage over the young republic.

Dissolution of the Empyre

Tergumterra was a founding member of the Slinky Republyc.

On January 16, 2011, after days of controversy regarding the legitimacy of Kyng Fyrst and the secession of the Llabdey Department, Vyceroy Parker I announced the secession of the Tergumterra Department to become a founding member of the Slinky Republyc. The Empyre was dissolved one day later and Parker I was elected Prime Minister of the new micronation. Despite being home to the Prime Minister and leaders of the January 16 movement, Tergumterra was not considered for the Republyc's capital. The department lacked the necessary infrastructure for a capitol building, therefore the Hayland Department was chosen instead. By February 26, the Republyc was also dissolved due to inactivity and Tergumterra was officially transferred back to the Republic of Secundomia.

Res Publica Tergumterra

The land of Tergumterra was never officially incorporated into the Republic of Secundomia, although the government lead by Parker I was given exclusive jurisdiction to assign the future of the Department. The future of Tergumterra was debated within the administration. The government could have assimilated the land into Middle Secundomia, but this was unpopular due to the distinct cultural history of the department. Another option was to operate Tergumterra as a colony, however this was dismissed as Parker was already considering dissolving the Colony of Sterling at the time. Parker decided to sign an executive order on February 27, 2011 to grant independence to the Department as Res Publica Tergumterra, inspired to simulate a Roman-style republic similar to the early days of the Secundomian republic.

Tergumterra was largely dormant during its independent lifespan, with no citizens other than Parker I. After two years of dormancy, it was merged with the similarly dormant Republic of Sterling.

Principality of Tergumterra

Flag of the Republic of Sterling and Tergumterra, would remain the flag of the Principality of Tergumterra with the star and crown representing the Sterling Monarchy.

After independence, Res Publica Tergumterra was incorporated with the Republic of Sterling to form the Republic of Sterling and Tergumterra in 2013. This Republic was mostly inactive and mainly served as a standard bearer for the cultural legacies of Sterling and Tergumterra. Only consisting of Parker I, the republic offered no opposition to the May 13 Coup in 2015 which sent shockwaves accross the Secundomian Sector. Tergumterra was separated from Sterling in the coup and recognized as the Principality of Tergumterra under the Third King. As King of Secundomia, Parker I also held the title of Prince of Tergumterra.

The First August Revolution in the Third Kingdom took place largely in Eastern Secundomia and did not affect the Principality. The Democratic Republic of Secundomia officially abolished the Secundomian Monarchy, but did not lay claim to either Sterling or Tergumterra. Therefore, the Principality of Tergumterra was once again a de jure independent state but with no monarch to claim the throne.

FSSR

The Second August Revolution took place across the Secundomian Sector in 2015. The Maoist-Worker's Party of Secundomia seized power in the Principality of Tergumterra on August 27th. Parker I was appointed Premier of the new Socialist Republic of Tergumterra. Since 2015, Tergumterra has operates as a constituent republic within the Federation of Secundomian Socialist Republics.

Politics and Government

Tergumterra is a single party state administered by the Maoist-Worker's Party of Secundomia. Parker I has been Premier of the Republic for its entire existence and operates near-absolute power at the discretion of the MWPS.

Geography

Map of the Socialist Republic of Tergumterra, depicting its location surrounded by the District of Middle Secundomia in the Socialist Republic of Secundomia

Tergumterra is an enclaved micronation within the border of Secundomia. Tergumterra is by far the smallest nation in the FSSR, comprising of less than 10 square feet. The shape of a right triangle was drawn on the end of Middle Secundomia's Long County and Tergumterra has retained that area to this day despite the expansion of Secundomia to encapsulate the country over the years. The entire country is paved asphalt with the exception of some concrete stretches and metal drains along the edge.

The entirety of Tergumterra is organized into a single district, the January 16 District named for the date of the Slinky Revolution. There are no cities within the country and the January 16 District is recognized as the sole administrative subdivision. The geography of the republic plays an important part in the control of traffic near the old Capitol building of the Republic of Secundomia as it lies at a crucial juncture entering into the city.

Climate

Tergumterra has a humid subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid, with thunderstorms and other severe weather common. Winters are generally cold with mild periods. The temperature of the asphalt can moderate the weather in the winter (aiding the melting of snow and ice) while making summers even hotter. Tergumterra is also located in a valley, making it much more prone to flooding than the city of Middle Secundomia located above it. Several major floods have occurred in the country, often disrupting traffic. Drains installed to the south of the country by Secundomian authorities have helped to alleviate this issue in recent years.

Climate data for January 16 District, SR Tergumterra, FSSR
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 74
(23.3)
81
(27.2)
85
(29.4)
91
(32.8)
95
(35)
105
(40.6)
114
(45.6)
107
(41.7)
106
(41.1)
98
(36.7)
84
(28.9)
76
(24.4)
114
(45.6)
Average high °F (°C) 38
(3.3)
45
(7.2)
56
(13.3)
67
(19.4)
76
(24.4)
84
(28.9)
89
(31.7)
88
(31.1)
80
(26.7)
69
(20.6)
54
(12.2)
42
(5.6)
66
(18.9)
Average low °F (°C) 20
(-6.7)
25
(-3.9)
35
(1.7)
45
(7.2)
55
(12.8)
64
(17.8)
69
(20.6)
67
(19.4)
58
(14.4)
47
(8.3)
35
(1.7)
24
(-4.4)
45
(7.2)
Record low °F (°C) −18
(-27.8)
−12
(-24.4)
−8
(-22.2)
13
(-10.6)
30
(-1.1)
43
(6.1)
48
(8.9)
46
(7.8)
30
(-1.1)
18
(-7.8)
1
(-17.2)
−22
(-30)
−22
(-30)
Average Precipitation inches (mm) 1.26
(32)
1.27
(32.3)
2.74
(69.6)
3.78
(96)
5.41
(137.4)
5.22
(132.6)
4.03
(102.4)
3.56
(90.4)
4.69
(119.1)
3.48
(88.4)
2.97
(75.4)
1.76
(44.7)
40.17
(1,020.3)
Average Snowfall inches (cm) 5.70
(14.48)
4.00
(10.16)
2.90
(7.37)
0.50
(1.27)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.10
(0.25)
1.10
(2.79)
3.00
(7.62)
17.30
(43.94)
Source: [1]

Economy

The economy of Tergumterra is centrally planned by the Federation of Secundomian Socialist Republics. The entire January 16 District is public land controlled mainly by the FSSR Department of Transportation, making transportation by far the largest industry in the Republic.

Culture

The Socialist Republic of Tergumterra has a unique culture compared to the other nations in the FSSR. Tergumterra's culture was significantly influenced by the Slinky Empyre and is recognized as the birthplace of Secundomian Slin-English, which simplifies the language rules of Slin-Englysh. Although this language is also spoken in other parts of the Federation, it is much more consistently spoken in Tergumterra. After incorporation into the FSSR, Secundomian and American English are more widely spoken as well, threatening the uniqueness of the Tergumterran culture.

See Also

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