Stalmanndorf

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Kingdom of Stalmanndorf
  • Kånigrǣke Stalmanndorf  (language?)
  • Königreich Stalmanndorf  (German)
  • Rike Stalmanndorf  (language?)
Flagstalmanndorf.png
Flag
Coat of arms of Stalmanndorf
Coat of arms
Motto: Nämst Stegen Drausen (Take a Step Outside)
Anthem: 
Lǣden vor Stalmanndorf  ()
Ein Leid von Stalmanndorf  (German)
(English: "A Song of Stalmanndorf")
CapitalAlpenberg
Official languages
Recognised regional languages
Religion
Demonym
  • Stalish
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• King
H. Stalmann
• Prime Minister
Vacant
• Chancellor
Vacant
LegislatureVolksdag
Formation
• Harryville
2014
• Landderstall
2016
• Obermaiselstein
2017
• Alpland
2017
• Stalish Establishment
9 August 2018
Area
• Total
5 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Population
• 2020 estimate
1
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
US $739.28 ([[List of countries by GDP (nominal)|8th]])
CurrencyKrőn, w: Euro ()
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
• Summer (DST)
CEST (UTC+2)
Date formatdd.mm.yyyy
Drives on theright

Stalmanndorf, officially the Kingdom of Stalmanndorf, is a country in Central Europe, comprised of two duchies. Stalmanndorf has an area of 4.8 km2 (2 sq mi), a total population of 1 person, and a nominal GDP of US $739.28. It is bordered by Liechtenstein to the west and Austria to the east, although the location is not yet settled. The terrain is doubly landlocked and highly mountainous. Stalmanndorf's highest point is 2,053 m (6,736 ft). The majority of the population speaks Stalish as their native language, though German, Swedish, Slovak, and Polish are commonly heard in the nation, Slovak and Polish are official regional languages.

Stalmanndorf is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy with a monarch as head of state and a Chancellor and Prime minister as heads of the government. Major urban areas of Stalmanndorf include Alpenberg, Flåsstadt, and Ausgangspunkt. The country has a high standard of living. The kingdom declared its neutrality in 2018 and it has no military.

The official website for the country is here.

Etymology

The name for Stalmanndorf, derives from the name of the nation's founder, H. Stalmann. The word for village in the Stalish language is "dorf". Stalmanndorf translates as Stalmann's Village.

History

Predecessors

Since c. 2014, Stalmanndorf has made a lot of changes to both the nation and the government.

Harryville

Around 2014, King Stalmann's first idea to create a country was called Harryville. Without a lot of knowledge on how countries work, Stalmann set up a weak absolute monarchy and made maps of the nation without ever knowing exactly where in the world Harryville was actually located. The location shifted around from Greenland, to Iceland, the western coast of Otago, the Canadian provinces of British Colombia and the Yukon Territory, and various islands in the Bering Sea. Harryville had four provinces: Aero City, Bordbine, New Breckenridge, and Pennville. The capital of Harryville was Bordbine, which was located in the Bordbine Province.

Harryville also had a language of its own. The language was almost the same as English grammar wise, but the words were all different. It also used the Harryvillian script which was an alphabet based off of the Latin script.

Landderstall

Landerrstall is the successor of Harryville. Landderstall was a little more organized in government, but not much. The main difference between Harryville and Landderstall was the flag and locations. New locations of Landderstall were Alaska, Iowa, and Rakiura or Stewart Island in New Zealand.

Obermaiselstein

By 2017 Stalmann had his firm ideals down about what a country should be made of, he just never settled with a flag, a name, or a location. Stalmann had always loved the Alpine states and the German language, and they were always a part of all of the countries found by Stalmann. With Obermaiselstein, Stalmann wanted to create a country that actually was located in the alps. Settled in the Alps on the border of Austria and Germany, Stalmann wanted to create a nation from the small town of Obermaiselstein.

Alpland

For more creative freedom, Stalmann decided to move the location of Obermaiselstein to the Austrian side of the border and rename the nation to Alpland. Alpland means "Alpine Country" in German.

  • None of the locations named above were actually settled, they were only planned to be settled in the future.

Flag Referendum

In June of 2020, the Stalish Volksdag proposed changing the flag. The proposition, was to keep the same design, but change the colors to blue and gold, the official colors of Stalmanndorf. The referendum lasted a week, and on the 12th of June, 2020, Volksdag voted to pass the bill.

Politics

The Nine Seats of the Stalish Parliament. Red: Stalish Party, Blue: Social Party, Yellow: Royalist Party.

The Government is located in Alpenberg, the country's largest city and capital. Stalmanndorf became a Unitary, parliamentary constitutional monarchy through the constitution of 2019.

The head of state is the monarch. The chairman of the Nordic Socialist government is the Prime Minister, who is appointed by the parliament members of said party. The chairman of the Stalmannist government is the Chancellor, who is appointed by the parliament members of the Stalmannist party. The monarch, prime minister, and chancellor each have a seat in reserved in parliament. Citizens vote for the other 6 members of parliament, at least one member from each of the official parties of Stalmanndorf must have at least one member, if only one member from a party is elected, he/she will be the chairman of that party. The members of parliament will then choose a chairman for their own party, (All the Stalmannists will choose a chancellor and all the Nordic Socialists must choose a prime minister). Members of the royalist party cannot choose a chairman, because their's is the king. The chairman of the party with the most seats in parliament is considered the head of government and has power because of his support in parliament. The king is considered the head of state and no matter his support in parliament and will always have the most power (the king is able to be both head of state and head of government), as he can send a law to be voted on without approval from parliament, where the head of government must get approval from both the king and parliament to send a law to voting, and the chairman of the party with the least amount of power cannot create a law and he possesses the same power as the other parliament members. Any citizen or parliament member can suggest a law by giving it to the head of government. Another power the king has over the head of government is that he sole person to be able to add or take away an amendment to the constitution. Any citizens or parliament members wishing to add or get rid of an amendment to the constitution must consult the king.

Official parties of Stalmanndorf

The government of Stalmanndorf allows new parties to be created, but any party that is not the Royalist Party, Nordic Social Party, or Stalmannist Party cannot have a seat reserved in parliament. The three front row seats of parliament must have one member of each party states the constitution.

The old logos for the three official parties of Stalmanndorf. From left to right: Nordic Social party, Stalmannist party, Royalist party.
Party Name Logo Leader Title Chairman Spectrum Seats in Parliament
Royalist Party
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King H. Stalmann Far Right
1 / 9
Nordic Social Party
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Prime Minister Vacant Left
0 / 9
The Stalmannist Party
Stalmannistpartylogo.png
Chancellor Vacant Center
0 / 9

The Royalist Party

The Royalist Party believes that the monarch and royal family should hold all of the power and make all of the nation's decisions. The members of parliament usually vote for bills that are made by the monarch, that support the monarch, or increase the monarch's power.

The Nordic Social Party

The Nordic Social Party refers to the Nordic Model with a left wing economic structure.

The Stalmannist Party

By far the most complex political model in Stalmanndorf. Stalmannism is a political system where the citizens get to choose how much they get taxed, but government services increase or decrease based on how much they choose to pay. If someone chooses the option of paying the highest amount to the state, he will get most government services for free, if a citizen chooses the option to pay the least amount of taxes, he will have to pay for most government services.

Office Terms

Passport for the Kingdom of Stalmanndorf
Title Maximum Number of Terms
King No set terms (Hereditary succession)
Prime Minister No directly set terms, however he must maintain the support of the Parliament which has a term of five years.
Chancellor No directly set terms, however he must maintain the support of the Parliament which has a term of five years.

Foreign Relations

Stalmanndorf is neutral, as it doesn't enter any war or foreign conflict. Stalmanndorf has no army and intends to be neutral in all wars and conflicts. Despite being neutral, Stalmanndorf is open to joining organizations and entering into diplomatic relations with other nations.

Mutual Recognition

Organization Participation

Geography

Sitting at roughly 47° N and 9.5° E, Stalmanndorf is nestled in the very center of Europe.

Stalmanndorf is settled in the Rätikon mountain range, which is part of the Alps. The Rätikon range is considered to part of the Central Eastern Alps. The mountains are large and rocky because they are made of limestone.

The border around Stalmanndorf is very small, because of its small area. The total length of the border is 9.5 km (6 miles). This small border length is the 3rd smallest in the world (not including island states), being only larger than Vatican City and Monaco.

Stalmanndorf is the world's only triply landlocked country (of recognized states, unknown among micronations) — a country wholly surrounded by one doubly landlocked and other landlocked states. If recognized, Stalmanndorf would be the third-smallest independent nation in the world by area.

Administrative divisions

Stalmanndorf is divided into 2 duchies . The duchies split Stalmanndorf in half, each duchy having the same amount of land area. The duchies have governments, but the governments have little power, they mostly oversee maintenance of public land, promote tourism, and provide organization in census time. Each duchy is run by a duke, appointed by the head of the party with the most seats in parliament (the King, Chancellor, or Prime Minister). Each duchy is home to a different amount of municipalities. Municipalities consist of two or three different towns and one city being the "municipal seat". Municipalities are subject to change when new towns are added or upgraded to city status.

Flag Duchy Capital Area
(sq km)
Population
(1 January. 2017)
Municipalities
Alpenbergflag.png Alpenberg Alpenberg 2.3 1 2
Unterbergflag.png Unterberg Flåsstsadt 2.3 0 1
*Area of each duchy is not exact

Towns, Cities, and Municipalities

Municipalities consist of two or three different towns and one city being the "municipal seat". Municipalities are subject to change when new towns are added or upgraded to city status.

Alpenberg is home to two of the nation's three municipalities: Municipality of Alpenberg and the Municipality of Ausgangspunkt, the municipal seat of each municipalities share the respective name.

Unterberg has one municipality, the Municipality of Flåsstadt with the municipal seat being the city of Flåsstadt.

Municipalities have no power, they are used solely for organizational purposes. Cities and towns carry the same amount of power, but to be named a city, a town has to reach certain infrastructure requirements. After a town is upgraded to a city, it must leave its current municipality, as each municipality can only hold one city. Cities and towns have an elected mayor and volunteer law enforcement. The mayor is elected during national election time and law enforcement volunteers sign up on the first day of each month. If a town doesn't have the population to support a mayor or law enforcement volunteers, a town or city of the same municipality may send people over to the town. The governing job of a mayor is really the same as a duke's, just to the smaller scale of maintaining a city/town instead of a duchy.

Below are a list of cities and towns.

Coat of Arms Native Name English Name Status Municipality Duchy
Alpenbergcoa.png
Alpenberg Alpenberg City Alpenberg Alpenberg
Ausgangspunktcoa.png
Ausgangspunkt Ausgangspunkt City Ausgangspunkt Alpenberg
Coat of arms of the Stalish city of Flåsstadt
Flåsstsadt Flåsstsadt City Flåsstsadt Flåsstsadt
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Landeshås National House Town Alpenberg Alpenberg
ZamekAplenbergcoa.png
Zamek Alpenberg Alpenberg Castle Town Alpenberg Alpenberg
ZamekHőkkælpecoa.png
Zamek Hőkkælpe Hochalpe Castle Town Alpenberg Alpenberg

Biodiversity

Stalmanndorf lies in the Central European province of the Circumborial Region and is home to around 800 different plant species that are native to the mountainous area.

Mountains cover 100% of Stalmanndorf. Up to a certain altitude, the trees fade, and large grassy meadows appear on top of the mountain. The grass soon turns to rock higher up the mountain. The tallest mountain in Stalmanndorf is the three-peaked mountain "Drei Schwestern" the mountain serves as a tri-point border for Stalmanndorf, Austria, and Liechtenstein.

The Loon is Stalmanndorf's national bird and animal.

Many different mammals live in Stalmanndorf. Stalmanndorf is also home to over 100 species of birds. The entire nation is very high in the mountains, over 1,000 m, most of the animals living in Stalmanndorf are Alpine animals. Common animals living in Stalmanndorf are chamois, deer, golden eagle, ibex, rock ptarmigan, snow hare, the Loon also makes visits the area in the non-mating season.

Climate

In the Köppen climate classification, Stalmanndorf is fully submerged in the CFB subtype which is the marine west coast climate, which is warm summers and cool winters. The warmest month is August with the average tempreture of 18.8°C (65.8°F), the coldest month is February with an average temperature of 0°C (32°F), and the average year-round temperature is 9.9°C (48.9°F).

August has the most amount of rainfall with an average of 124.5 mm (4.9 in) and the month with the least amount of rainfall is March with 45.7 mm (1.8 in). The yearly average for rainfall is 952.5 mm (37.5 in). There is an average of 145 days of precipitation. The most precipitation occurs in November with 14 days, and the least precipitation in February with 9 days.

Economy

Despite a small amount of natural resources, Stalmanndorf uses a strong tourism industry. Like its neighbor, Liechtenstein, Stalmanndorf has more registered companies than citizens.

The main currency for Stalmanndorf is the Krőn. The Krőn is printed in Stalmanndorf, and it is what most citizens use. The Euro is also accepted in every government building and in most private businesses in Stalmanndorf. The currency was originally named the Gelb, so very old (series 1&2) bills still read "Gelb".

Transport

Stalmanndorf has only two ways to enter the country, hiking from the Liechtenstein border or driving using the road from the Austrian border. Stalmanndorf has no airports, visitors must fly to a nearby airport usually Zurich or Vienna where buses can be taken to the nearby cities of Franstanz, Austria and Planken, Liechtenstein.

The main transportation in Stalmanndorf are bicycles and unicycles. Every citizen is required to know how to ride both a bicycle and a unicycle, as there is only one road that cars are able to drive on, other roads are single-track mountain bike trails.

Tourism

Tourism is the driving force of the Stalish economy. The geographical land area is quite small, a lot of tourist attractions can still fit in the small area. Stalmanndorf resides on the side of a tall mountain with three peaks called "Drei Schwestern" which is German for "Three Sisters". Drei Schwestern is a popular hiking destination and is climed by many.

The Drei Schwestern Peak seen with neighboring Liechtenstein in the background.

The peak is a tri-point border between Austria, Liechtenstein, and Stalmanndorf. The Austrian state of Vorarlberg gave the mountain protected landscape status in 1976. The International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation has rated the variety of hiking paths, the easiest being rated a II and the hardest a VI and other paths ranked in between.

Mountain bikers frequent the area because of the plentiful mountain bike trails in the country, and in the winter downhill and cross country skiing is very popular.

Because of Stalmanndorf's small size, it is in close proximity to other popular Central European attractions. Stalmanndorf is a short 25 minute drive from the Austrian city of Bregenz on the eastern end of the Bodensee. Another 10 minute drive is the Austrian city of Feldkirch and the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Demographics

Population by ethnic background in 2020

  English/Welsh (46%)
  German (21%)
  Irish/Scottish (15%)
  European Jewish (7%)
  Swedish (6%)
  Norwegian (2%)
  Slavic (3%)

The population of Stalmanndorf is 1 of the 2020 census. Stalmanndorf has a population density of 0.2 people per square kilometer. The two largest cities in Stalmanndorf are Alpenberg and Flåsstadt, each city is the capital of the Alpenberg and Unterberg duchies.

The population is only one, but the sole citizen's ethnic background is quite diverse. The most populous ethnic group is English/Welsh at 46% the smallest ethnic group is Baltic at 1%, but the census organizes the Baltic ethnicity into the Slavic ethnic group. Stalmanndorf is also home to the German, Scotch-Irish, European Jewish, Swedish, and Norwegian ethnicities.

Languages

Languages in Stalmanndorf (2019)[1]
Languages percent
Stalish
  
100%
Swedish
  
100%
German
  
100%

Stalmanndorf has three official languages, Stalish, Swedish, and German. The native language of Stalmanndorf is Stalish. There are two types of official languages, "State Official" meaning it is used in everyday life throughout the state and in government. "Regional Official" means it is used in everyday life, but only in a certain area. Stalish is the sole language spoken in government affairs (all documents are translated to German and Swedish) and between close acquaintances and friends. German is used in most international business deals and among tourists or anybody who doesn't speak Stalish. Swedish is spoken regionally in Flåsstadt. Stalish is mutually intelligible with German and Swedish, meaning a Stalish speaker could speak to a German or a Swedish speaker and could understand a response from the German or Swedish speaker. The Stalish language is part of the Germanic language family within the West Germanic sub-family.

Slovak and Polish both have official regional status in Stalmanndorf as they have cultural districts. The Slovak Cultural District is in Alpenberg and the Polish Cultural District is in Ausgangspunkt.

All languages have protection in the constitution. "No current state official or official regional language may loose its status as an official language. New regional official languages can be introduced, and promoted to the state official level. A state official language may be demoted to a regional official language, but never loose an official status."

100% percent of Stalmanndorf's citizens can speak Stalish, German, Swedish, and English.

Language Status Spoken
Stalish State Official Language Government affairs, between citizens.
German State Official Language Translated government documents, business, tourism
Swedish State Official Language Duchy of Flåsstadt
Slovak Regional Official Language Slovak District, Alpenberg
Polish Regional Official Language Polish District, Ausgangspunkt

Largest Cities

Largest Cities or Towns in Stalmanndorf
Rank Municipality Pop.
1 Alpenberg Alpenberg 1
2 Flåsstadt Flåsstadt 0
3 Ausgangspunkt Ausgangspunkt 0
4 Landeshås Alpenberg 0
5 Zamek Alpenberg Alpenberg 0
6 Zamek Hőkkælpe Flåsstadt 0
7
8
9
10

Religion

Christianity is the official state religion of Stalmanndorf and 100% of the population practices it.

Education

The school day consists of two 30 minute classes which are math and science. The other classes (history, geography, linguistics, foreign language, Swedish, German, and Stalish) meet the first Monday of the month and are given a project.  With a project the students have to learns at home.  Teachers are always available if a student has a question.

Higher Education

The University of Stalmanndorf is a public university. Classes are offered in the fields of Linguistics, Germanic Studies, Slavic Studies and Cycling Studies, and other classes oriented around the culture and economy of Stalmanndorf.

Culture

Language

The Stalish Language is a state official languages along with German and Swedish, but Stalish is the native language of Stalmanndorf. The Stalish language is not an official language in any other country (micro or macro) or organization. Because its so young, Stalish has no official speakers, but it has one official speaker. Any one who speaks both German and Swedish could be considered a speaker of Stalish.

Stalish is a Germanic language, closely related to German and Swedish, and they are mutually intelligible. Stalish writes in the Stalish version of the Latin Script, which used the 26 standard letters and the letters Ää, Åå, Ææ, Ǣǣ, Öö, Őő, Üü, and Ýý are added.

Currently, Stalish is divided into to main dialects, Standard Stalish and Unterstalish (Ånterstalish), Unterstalish is very similar in vocabulary, but is very different in pronunciation. Standard Stalish and Unterstalish have such different pronunciation that it can be hard to understand a speaker of the other dialect. Unterstalish and Swedish speakers understand each other better, because the Swedish system of pronunciation has more influence on the way Unterstalish is spoken. German speakers have an easier time understanding Standard Stalish speakers, and have much more difficulty understanding Unterstalish speakers. Swedish speakers can easily understand Standard Stalish speakers because they speak slower, clearer, and more enunciated.

King H. Stalmann is the main promoter and sole speaker of Stalish. He has created the Stalish Cultural Society to help maintain the culture of Stalmanndorf. The Stalish Cultural Society is currently completing a phrasebook for Stalish.

Literature

The Stalspiela is the national instrument of Stalmanndorf. Pictured is the first Stalspila ever made.

The current Stalish language has been in its complete form since 2020 and many notable writing projects are planned to be written including the Bible, a dictionary/phrasebook and Stalish folk tales.

Music

Music is very prevalent in Stalish culture and every citizen has knowledge of the bass guitar, banjo, guitar, a variety of flutes and the national instrument the stalspiela.

The Stalish folk music genre consists of long songs at a variety of tempos. In Stalish folk music the three main instruments are stalspiela, banjo, and either a fujara or a single-holed Stalish koncovka. Stalish folk music is inspired by a mix of Germanic and Slavic folk music. Although Stalish folk music sounds quite ancient, it is quite popular among the citizens of Stalmanndorf and is the preferred music to listen to.

Below is the top 5 music genres among the Stalish citizens.

Rank Genre Native Country Language
1 Stalish Folk Stalmanndorf Stalish, German, Swedish
2 Polish Folk Poland Polish
3 Celtic Ireland Ireland
4 Swedish Folk Sweden Swedish
5 Other Global Various

Cuisine

The main staples of Stalmanndorf include beef, lamb, pork, cheese, eggs, potatoes, and lingonberries.Stalish cuisine is not known to be proper and clean it is cooked for both meals to be eaten whilst moving or whilst sitting.

Most notable dishes are erdæpfel pie, which is a potato-based bread shaped into a boat carrying various pulled meats topped with a layer of farmer's cheese, a fried egg, and lingonberry jam. The Erdæpfel Pie looks very similar to the Georgian dish Khachapuri. Other popular dishes are any kind of meat inside of a sandwich.

Common desserts are erdæpfel cakes which are potato-based pancakes topped with pine-syrup and lingonberry jam.

National holidays

All national holidays are passed and approved through parliament as laws. On a national holiday, no essential government agency is open, schools are also closed along with most private businesses not in the retail industry. Private businesses do have the choice to remain open. A regional holiday has the same rules as a national holiday, except it is only celebrated in a certain duchy, municipality, city/town, or cultural district.

Below are a list of national holidays.

Date Holiday Name Type Notes
1 Jan New Years Day Nat'l Holiday
6 Jan Epiphany Nat'l Holiday
Varies Ash Wednesday Nat'l Holiday
Varies Easter Sunday Nat'l Holiday
17 March St. Patrick's Day Nat'l Holiday
17-22 March End of Winter Days Nat'l Holiday
Varies Easter Monday Nat'l Holiday
Varies Orthodox Easter Flåsstadt Regional
10 May Mothers' Day Nat'l Holiday
18-19 May Mountain Bike Days Nat'l Holiday
1 Jun Workers' Day Nat'l Holiday
14 Jun Fathers' Day Nat'l Holiday
17 Jul Slovak Independence Slovak Cultural Dist. Regional
9 Aug Stalmanndorf Day Nat'l Holiday
10 Aug Alpenberg Day Alpenberg Regional
11 Aug Flåsstadt Day Flåsstadt Regional
11 Nov Polish Independence Polish Cultural Dist. Regional
29 Nov Advent Day Nat'l Holiday
24 Dec Christmas Eve Nat'l Holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day Nat'l Holiday
26 Dec King's Birthday Nat'l Holiday

Sports

Various sports are popular in Stalmanndorf, sports are one of the main parts of Stalish culture. Stalmanndorf has many sports that have been created inside the nation and played only there. Like Ireland, with its many native sports being governed by the GAA, Stalmanndorf's many native sports are governed by the SGA, Stalish Games Association (In Stalish: SSV or Stalska Spiela Värnig). Stökpralla, is the co-national sport of Stalmanndorf along with mountain unicycling. The most popular sport by attendance is Mountain Biking, the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup was watched by 100% of citizens and most citizens compete in races. Other sports in the SGA include Stalish Football, Stalish Futsal, and Unicycle Polo. Mountain biking is the most played sport in Stalmanndorf, every citizen has raced.

Stalmanndorf is home to a successful mountain biker with a gold medal and two bronze medals in his trophy case.

The Stalish Stökpralla Premier League finished its inaugural season in September of 2019 with the champion being the club of Flåss Samina.

See Also

References

  1. https://sites.google.com/view/kingdom-of-stalmanndorf/home?authuser=0
  2. https://sites.google.com/view/kingdom-of-stalmanndorf/country-and-people/state?authuser=0
  3. https://sites.google.com/view/kingdom-of-stalmanndorf/country-and-people/history?authuser=0
  4. https://sites.google.com/view/kingdom-of-stalmanndorf/sport/sga/st%C3%B6kpralla
  5. https://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weather-summary.php3?s=528523&cityname=Vaduz,+Liechtenstein
  6. https://sites.google.com/view/kingdom-of-stalmanndorf/country-and-people/state/form-of-government-and-constitution?authuser=0