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|shortname = Kozuc
|demonym = Kozuc
|government = [[
Single-party state |Single-party]] [[Military dictatorship|dictatorship]]
|head of state = [[President of Kozuc|President]]
|head of government = [[Secretary General
of Kozuc|Secretary General]]|3rd_h = [[ Commissioners of Kozuc|Commissioners]]
|hos_name = [[Riley Small]]
|hog_name = [[Spencer Morris]]
The '''Republic of Kozuc''', known by many different names during past carnations, is a [[w:English language|English-speaking]] [[Micronation|micronation]] located in a region which is surrounded by [[w:Monterey|Monterey County]], [[w:California|California]] in the [[w:United States of America|United States of America]]. Kozuc has had a long standing history in the MicroWiki community, as an independent state, a [[St.Charlian Federation|Federation]] of the [[Federal Republic of St.Charlie]] and a [[Free State of Renasia#Regions|Special Administrative Region]] of the [[Free State of Renasia]]. Occasionally, cultural practices of Kozuc have been brought into controversy by some, particularly drug legalization and the prominence of the [[Kozuc Revolutionary Armed Forces|Armed Forces]].
Kozuc was first officially created February 1st, [] as the as the [[History of Kozuc#UPUC Era|United Provinces Under Chance]]. The nation has gone through many political changes and fluxes of activity since it was founded. The [[History of Kozuc#Nationalist Revolution|Nationalist Revolution]] of December, [] installed a
[[Single-party state|single-party]] [[Military dictatorship|military dictatorship]], currently governed by the [[Revolutionary Council of Kozuc|Revolutionary Council]], [[President of Kozuc|President]] [[Riley Small]] and the [[Kozuc National Party]]. The government prides itself in having one of the most advanced military and security forces in the Community, a strong economy and an active political system.
On December 2nd, 2011, 20 days before Skendal declared independence, the Eastern government reformed into the fifth Republic. Once Skendal left the union, Kozuc joined St.Charlie as a [[St.Charlian Federation|Federation]]. In mid-[] the government of Kozuc left the Federal Republic, and purged a large amount of citizens in preparation for another school move by Riley Small. Kozuc went through government transitions, conflicts with neighboring states, and periods of instability. The nation joined [[Free State of Renasia]] as a Special Administrative Region, and nearly withdrew totally from international affairs. When then President Small was sentenced to seek drug and alcohol treatment in Texas, acting President Rutger Sperry announced that Kozuc would be disbanded.
In June of 2015, nearly a year and a half after his leave from the community, Small reached out to former citizens of Kozuc and Skendal, forming a new state. In July, the constitution for the Republic of Kozuc was approved by a referendum. Because of a deadlock between the former Socailist Party and Nationals, no laws were passed for six months. Although the government became inactive, the military reestablished dominance and the economy flourished. By December, President Small lead the Kozuc Nationalist Revolution, installing the current
single party military dictatorship . The People's Republic of Skendal has declared independence, and now disputes territorial claims of Kozuc.
Kozuc has been the center of many legal and economic controversies throughout its history. In its first year, the United Provinces Under Chance was completely fictional, and raised concerns on its legitimacy. Later, Kozuc and its citizens would generate the reputation of being criminals, specifically in regards to drugs. Some international entities even sanctioned the state as a sponsor of these crimes, citing it was a safe haven for dealers and addicts. The government has never itself condoned the use or distribution of narcotics, however all classically controlled substances are legal within its borders. Another Kozuc activity which raised concerns was its infatuation with the military. However, it is well understood that the Armed Forces is largely cultural.
In October of 2015, the Socialist Party had called for the resignation of then parliamentary Opposition Leader, Spencer Morris, as he was serving jail time in the United States. President Small has stood by him, as he "never broke a Kozuc law". Small himself served a total of 19 months, sentenced four individual times as a juvenile. Now, Morris has left the agriculture industry to focus on politics, and continues to serve as the [[Secretary General
of Kozuc|Secretary General]] and all associated roles.
Some think that the recent revolution was done so by the President either to gain power or to extract wealth from the National Reserve. Socialists also argue he is creating a military oligarchy in the name of stability. Regardless, nearly every remaining citizen in Kozuc supports the revolution.
The Kozuc National Party believes in the idea that Kozuc should be run by "true Kozucs", rather than those originally from the micronation Skendal, who made up a majority of the Socialist party leadership.
==Demographics & Culture==
Kozuc is one of the few micronations with an active economy which generates government revenue. Ever since the [[History of Kozuc#Two Kozuc Era|Golden Age]] of Kozuc, the export and trade of "agriculture" has been the largest commodity in the region. Almost all of the [[w:Gross Domestic Product|Gross Domestic Product]] is estimated to be agriculture or related to the agriculture business in some way. Since the Nationalist Revolution, Kozuc News has become a state agency and the Kozuc National Bank was created after a merger of the Treasury and the National Reserve. All corporations must seek a license by joining the Kozuc Chamber of Commerce, a division of the Department of Agriculture and Commerce. The Chamber was formed by the [[Chamber of Commerce|Market Act]], the law governing Kozuc's economic reform and all business done after the revolution.
''For more information, see - [[Revolutionary Council of Kozuc]]''
The Republic of Kozuc has had many government forms in its history as a micronation. After its revival in July 2015, a popular referendum installed a multi-party semi-presidential republic against a proposal for a socialist state. As of December of that same year, the current government was put in power by a military coup. The [[President of Kozuc]] has been granted extraordinary power because of the revolution, with all other positions subordinate to him. The [[Kozuc Revolutionary Armed Forces]] rules the nation, with the President as Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal, head of state and government. Currently, the only requirement for a document to become law is a Presidential signature, effectively creating a [[w:Rule by decree|"Rule by Decree"]] system .
is a single, supreme entity that governs Kozuc, known as the Revolutionary Council . There are no separation of powers in the Republic, with the body serving similarly to a Council of Ministers, but also retains a judicial body and pseudo-legislative power. In addition to all these roles, the [[Kozuc National Party]] is run by the Revolutionary Council, as it is the single party within the nation able to operate in any capacity. Officially, the title of the head of state is the "President of the Republic, Chairman of the Revolutionary Council and Field Marshal of ''his'' Armed Forces". The military is involved in nearly every agency of the government.
Commissions are comprised of many different Secretaries and Directors, with the Secretary General observes both of the Commissions but is not a member of either. Currently, all of the members of the government must be both members of the Kozuc National Party and the Revolutionary Armed Forces. The Justice and Security Commission serves as the sole and supreme court of the Republic as a type of military tribunal. There are only three members of this Commission, as opposed to the Defense Commission which has most of the departments. Finally, the Joint Committee for the Staff and Command of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (JCSCRAF) serves as the equivalent of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in most nations.
''For more information, see - [[Kozuc Revolutionary Armed Forces]], [[Defense Commission
The Kozuc Revolutionary Armed Forces (KRAF), also referred to as Kozuc National Armed Services, is the combination of two executive departments responsible for defense, security and justice in the Republic.
==Law & Order==
''For more information, see - [[Security Commission
All law enforcement is done by the Kozuc Revolutionary Armed Forces. Although any member of the military can serve as a policing official, the task is specifically given to the Secret Service Branch.