State of Samizdat

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State of Samizdat

The State of Samizdat is a virtual state located in a hidden area of the internet called "Onionland". It was established in line with the Montevideo Convention (1933) in May, 2019. This microstate has not formally claimed any territory, but does lay claim to a one-hectare family plot in Mungia bought in 1983. This small territory has no access to the Bay of Biscay as it is landlocked within the Kingdom of Spain. The land claimed by Samizdat is located 19 miles north east of the Spanish city of Bilbao, close to the Castle of Butrón. The forested plot of land is not under the control of the State of Samizdat. On October 1st, 2019, a declaration was made by the Samizdat government in four different languages (English, Catalan, Spanish & French) asking for the territory to be invaded and occupied by activists.


State of Samizdat
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Flag
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Coat of Arms

Motto
Be distinct or be related
Anthem
National Anthem

Jean Baptiste Lully - Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs
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Onionland, Cyberspace
Official language(s) English, Spanish, French
Government Democratic, decentralised.
Established 2019
Area claimed 7,500 terabytes
Population 36 Million TOR users (according to Wikipedia)
Currency Bitcoin
Time zone Cyberspace
National sport None
National animal Penguin
Patron saint St. Stephen
This nation is a member of MicroWiki

Government website in Onionland
Link only works with TOR browser.


Etymology

The word Samizdat is Russian in origin. It was used during the soviet era to refer to the production and distribution by ordinary citizens of government censored political material.

History

The State of Samizdat was established to represent the community of TOR users in Onionland. There are many journalists and activists who use Onionland to contact their sources anonimously.

World Medal of Honour & Truth

Medal of Honour & Truth

The State of Samizdat awards Medals of Honour & Truth to honourable individuals it considers have contributed most to advancing truth. This can be expressed in any form: political truth, journalistic truth, scientific truth or artistic truth. There is no limit to the amount of medals that can be awarded per annum, though an individual may be awarded this medal only once.


Date Medal of Honour & Truth Awarded to Notes
13 Oct 2019 Icke.jpg David Icke David Icke
10 Sept 2019 Trump.jpg US President Donald Trump May be withdrawn due to impeachment.
17 Aug 2019 Matteo.jpgEx Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini
5 July 2019 Carles.jpg Catalan independence leader Carles Puigdemont
2 July 2019 Khashoggi.jpg Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi Awarded postumately.

Person of the Year Award

Once a year the State of Samizdat grants one individual the honour of being named the person of the year. The choice is based on that person's positive contribution to culture or politics. This award is made on an annual basis and can only be granted to one individual. There is no shortlist of candidates and the results are announced in December.

Person of the Year 2019 (to be decided)

National Holidays

World Penguin Day is celebrated on April 25.

1 January - New Years' Day

25 April - World Penguin Day

17 May - Internet Day

20 May - Independence Day

1 October - Catalonia Day

25 December - Christmas Day

26 December - St. Stephen's Day

Government

The State of Samizdat has a unique form of decentralised government. Members of the government are appointed to ministerial and diplomatic posts according to their abilities and knowledge. All appointments are subject to acceptance by those appointed. So far, five appointements have been made, however, more appointments are likely in the future.

Date appointed photo Name Position held Notes
17 Oct 2019 Drony.png Code name "Drony" Defence Minister
11 Oct 2019 Chelseamanning.jpg Chelsea Manning Honorary Ambassador to the USA
29 Sept 2019 Anagabriel.jpg Ana Gabriel Honorary Ambassador to the EU
17 Sept 2019 Soros.jpg George Soros Secretary of State for the State of Samizdat
11 July 2019 Tommy.jpg Tommy Robinson Honorary Ambassador to the UK
Political compass showing where historical figures appear on the political scale.
Political compass showing where historical figures appear on the political scale.

Politics

A Political Compass test shows political views on a scale or grid. Dictators like Hitler show up very clearly on the authoritarian fascist scale firmly to the political centre. Other authoritarian leaders like Stalin, are placed on the left on the scale. Margaret Thatcher appears further to the right than Hitler, but less authoritarian in her political views.

Samizdat's own Compass Scale test, shows surprisingly left-wing, libertarian tendencies but almost in the centre between authoritarian and libertarian. We can conclude from the Compass Test that the political views in the State of Samizdat are Centre Left with slight libertarian tendencies, similar to those of Ghandi who was more left wing and more libertarian.

Official Languages

There are three official languages in Samizdat: English, Spanish, French.

Official symbols

The State of Samizdat has adopted the following people, plants and animals as national symbols. These reflect the culture and values of this micronation.

Date adopted Symbol Picture
24 July 2019 National flower - Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Lavanda.jpg
20 May 2019 National animal - Penguin Penguin.jpg
20 May 2019 Patron saint - Saint Stephen Stephen.jpg

Law and order

The State of Samizdat regards illegal activities online as illegal. Our written constitution makes this clear. We encourage web masters and hosting companies to monitor and delete all illegal content.

Alert Levels

There are four levels of alert in the State of Samizdat: Low, Significant, High and Severe. Political instability and violence in neighbouring Spain has at times increased the Alert Level, as when the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced Catalan leaders to 13 years prison for "sedition" over an independence bid. This led to riots in Catalonia and the use of force by Spain.

Samizdat has four "Alert Levels" reflecting the level of risk or security.

Terrorist Groups

The State of Samizdat has not classified any organisation as having links to terrorist groups as of this date.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a flower which can be used as a herb, although it is not officially classified as a herb. It was adopted as the national flower by the State of samizdat on 24 July 2019.

Foreign relations

Mutual recognition iniciatives between micro states is something we welcome. The Montevideo Convention (1933) makes recognition by other states, an essential part of its definition of "a state".

We will gladly enter into diplomatic talks on mutual recognition with similar micro states to our own on MicroWiki, as this forms part of our foreign policy. Please feel free to contact our Secretary of State to channel your diplomatic requests, via this e-mail: samizdatstate@protonmail.com

Economic Sanctions

The State of Samizdat has imposed economic sanctions on one country so far. The reasons for sanctions can vary, but they are mainly the result of political decisions or acts of aggression. The sanctions which the State of Samizdat can impose include the prohibition or the import of food products, as was the case of sanctions imposed against Spain in 2019.

Date Country Sanctions Reason for sanctions Date sanctions lifted
14 Oct 2019 Spain Import or sale of Spanish black olives banned. Verdict against Catalan leaders jailed for "sedition". Still apply

States Recognised by Samizdat

The State of Samizdat refuses to recognise Spain because of Spain's refusal to accept self-determination principles. See statement

2019

Abkhazia.jpeg.png Abkhazia Since 29 May 2019 (no diplomatic ties)

SouthOssetia.jpeg.png South Ossetia Since 29 May 2019 (no diplomatic ties)

Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro Since 1 July 2019 (no diplomatic ties)

Usa.png United States of America Since 4 July 2019 (no diplomatic ties)

Switzerland.jpeg Switzerland Since 9 October 2019 (no diplomatic ties)

2020

States refused recognition by Samizdat

The following nations have been refused recognition by the State of Samizdat on legal grounds:

• Kingdom of Spain - See statement of October 2019.

Military

Samizdat has no active military.

Driving

International vehicle registration code adopted on 4 August 2019.
The first ever car registration number plate issued on 1 August 2019.

The State of Samizdat issued its first car registration number plate on 1 August 2019. It is white with black lettering, both front and back, with a pale blue border. Unlike ordinary number plates, it is a standard import size. New number plates are issued every year on August 1st. The year of registration is indicated by the last two numbers. The number 19 is 2019. The first letter and four numbers are chosen at random.

The international vehicle registration code (sometimes called the International Circulation Mark) is unique to each nation. The State of Samizdat adopted the International vehicle registration code SMZ on 4 August 2019. An example car sticker can be seen on the left.

Economy

The official currency in Samizdat is the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin. It's a virtual currency unit often used to make online transactions. Many investors now consider Bitcoins a good investment as it cuts out the middle men (banks) and has low running costs. The Bitcoin economy is now well established worldwide.

Gay Pride Flag.png LGBT Rights

LGBT rights in: Same-sex relationships Recognition of same-sex unions Same-sex marriage LGB people allowed to serve openly in military? Anti-discrimination laws concerning sexual orientation Laws concerning gender identity/expression
Flagsamisdat.jpg State of Samizdat Yes Always legal for consenting adults aged 18+ Yes Always legal Yes Same right to inherit No No right to adopt children. No military Yes Same Legal protection as all citizens. No specific LGBT legislation. Yes/No Transgender persons can change their name without surgeries or judicial permission, but new name not officially recognised.

Hoax.jpg Environmental Issues

The State of Samizdat considers climate change to be a hoax. On August 8th, 2019 Samizdat announced that it would not be signing the Paris Accord, because it considers the "scientific" evidence for climate change to be bogus. The following month, the United States pulled out of the Paris Agreement, prompting the State of Samizdat to congratulate Donald Trump. Samizdat is now urging China to pull out of this agreement. More recently however, the State of Samizdat has launched its own environmental programme, called Kiss My Planet Now!, with measures to help clean up the environment. Below are the measures taken so far.

Date Eco-friendly measure
5 Nov 2019 The State of Samizdat congratulates the United States for pulling out of the Paris Agreement.
28 Sept 2019 The State of Samizdat bans "climate change" scams, including: tax hikes, increase in food prices, huge traffic fines for "unecological cars" and increases in electricity bills.
27 Sept 2019 The State of Samizdat issues a state decree to ensure environmental groups are forced by law to clean up their mess.
24 Sept 2019 The State of Samizdat bans plastic tampon applicators to help "save" the planet.
8 Aug 2019 The State of Samizdat rejects signing the Paris Agreement as it considers "climate change" to be a hoax.

Humantrafficking.jpg Human Rights

The State of Samizdat recently launched a campaign to stop human trafficking into Europe. The campaign involves identifying and targetting vessels involved in the trafficking of human beings. Many of these vessels are run by fake NGO's and mafias working from northern Africa. So far three pirate ships have been identified and targeted for direct action. The State of Samizdat remains hopeful their anti-human trafficking campaign will succeed in reducing this illegal activity.

Date Pirate ship Date sunk
27 Aug 2019 Samizdat calls for the German pirate ship The Eleonore to be sunk. Not yet
23 Aug 2019 Samizdat calls for the French pirate ship Ocean Viking to be sunk. Not yet
15 Aug 2019 Samizdat calls for the Spanish pirate ship Open Arms to be sunk. Not yet

Electr29.jpg Electronic Harassment

The State of Samizdat is leading a campaign to tackle the difficult and often misunderstood issue of government sponsored electronic harassment of citizens. Such torture tecniques are used worldwide on so-called targeted individuals (TI). Spain is one of those countries which secretly uses electronic weapons on individuals as a form of government harassment.

The State of Samizdat has to date issued one offical warning to the Spanish authorities on this issue. The anti-electronic harassment campaign is likely to include measures to help TI's protect themselves from this form of remote torture as well as to bring this often ignored issue to the attention of micronationalists.

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Recently, a leaked document from the US Department of Homeland Security suggests that such electronic harassment weapons are indeed being used on citizens. RFID weapons (also known as psycho-electronic weapons) may even be used for mind control purposes and to induce pain, as illustrated by the leaked diagram (left). Remote mind control technology can be operated from mobile phone networks, as a second leaked diagram shows (right).

Media

The State of Samizdat recently launched a radio station called Radio Samizdat. It also runs a social media page on Minds and a Twitter account. See external links section below.

Radio Samizdat was launched on 29 June 2019

External links

Timeline of Events 2019

Date State decree Notes
20 Nov 2019 Flagsamisdat.jpg The State of Samizdat declares Dec 25th and January 1st national holidays. confirmation
16 Nov 2019 Flagsamisdat.jpg The State of Samizdat congratulates the French Yellow Vests on their first anniversary. Statement
11 Nov 2019 ElectionUK5.jpg The State of Samizdat urges the British people to vote against the Withdrawal Treaty.
5 Nov 2019 Hoax.jpg The State of Samizdat congratulates the United States for pulling out of the Paris Agreement.
30 Oct 2019 ElectionUK5.jpg The State of Samizdat urges the British people to vote for the Brexit Party in the General Election. Update
24 Oct 2019 Eu.png The State of Samizdat sends EU Commission EXPLICIT war warning over Brexit. Explicit warning
18 Oct 2019 Alertlevel.jpg The State of Samizdat raises its Alert Level to "High" after an increase in tensions in Catalonia. Level HIGH
17 Oct 2019 Flagsamisdat.jpg The State of Samizdat appoints "Drony" as Defence Minister. Confirmation.
16 Oct 2019 Flagsamisdat.jpg The State of Samizdat asks the United Nations to intervene and guarantee its sovereignty. Statement.
16 Oct 2019 Flagsamisdat.jpg The State of Samizdat condemns Spanish state violence in Catalonia.
15 Oct 2019 Flagsamisdat.jpg The State of Samizdat refuses to recognise Spain on "legal" grounds. See State Declaration.
14 Oct 2019 Alertlevel.jpg The State of Samizdat raises its Alert Level from "Low" to "significant" after violent scenes in neighbouring Spain. Level SIGNIFICANT
14 Oct 2019 Eu.png The State of Samizdat calls on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to resign.
14 Oct 2019 Flagsamisdat.jpg The State of Samizdat imposes economic sanctions on Spain. Economic sanctions
14 Oct 2019 Flagsamisdat.jpg Catalonia - The State of Samizdat rejects the verdict of the Spanish Supreme Court. See Statement.
13 Oct 2019 SamizdatMedal.jpg David Icke awarded the medal of Honour & Truth. Medal.
11 Oct 2019 Flagsamisdat.jpg The State of Samizdat appoints Chelsea Manning as Honorary Ambassador to the USA. Confirmation.
9 Oct 2019 Switzerland.jpeg Switzerland recognised by State of Samizdat.
1 Oct 2019 Flagsamisdat.jpg The State of Samizdat makes a declaration asking CDR activists to invade and peacefully occupy its territory. See declaration.
1 Oct 2019 The State of Samizdat declares Oct 1st a national holiday called Catalonia Day.
30 Sept 2019 Flagsamisdat.jpg The State of Samizdat condemns the barbaric practice of bullfighting and declares it illegal. See declaration.
29 Sept 2019 Flagsamisdat.jpg The State of Samizdat appoints Ana Gabriel as Honorary Consul /Ambassador to the EU. Confirmation.
28 Sept 2019 Hoax.jpg The State of Samizdat bans "climate change" scams, including: tax hikes, increase in food prices, huge traffic fines for "unecological cars" and increases in electricity bills.
27 Sept 2019 Electr29.jpg The State of Samizdat sends a warning to the Spanish authorities over electronic harassment.
27 Sept 2019 Hoax.jpg The State of Samizdat issues a state decree to ensure environmental groups are forced by law to clean up their mess.
24 Sept 2019 Hoax.jpg The State of Samizdat bans plastic tampon applicators to help save the planet.
17 Sept 2019 Flagsamisdat.jpg The State of Samizdat formally offers George Soros the position of Secretary of State. Confirmation.
10 Sept 2019 SamizdatMedal.jpg US President Donald Trump awarded the medal of Honour & Truth (may be withdrawn due to impeachment). Medal.
27 Aug 2019 Humantrafficking.jpg Samizdat calls for the German pirate ship The Eleonore to be sunk.
23 Aug 2019 Humantrafficking.jpg Samizdat calls for the French pirate ship Ocean Viking to be sunk.
20 Aug 2019 The State of Samizdat formally invites G7 leaders meeting in Biarritz to visit Samizdat.
17 Aug 2019 SamizdatMedal.jpg Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini awarded the medal of Honour & Truth. Medal.
15 Aug 2019 Humantrafficking.jpg Samizdat calls for the Spanish pirate ship Open Arms to be sunk.
9 Aug 2019 Eu.png First warning sent to the European Commission over possible declaration of war. First warning
8 Aug 2019 Hoax.jpg The State of Samizdat rejects signing the Paris Agreement as it considers "climate change" to be a hoax. Still applies.
4 Aug 2019 SMZcode.png International vehicle registration code adopted.
1 Aug 2019 SMZ.jpg First car registration number plate issued.
24 July 2019 Lavanda.jpg Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) adopted as the official flower.
13 July 2019 The State of Samizdat breaks contact with London over Tommy Robinson's imprisonment and the Brexit betrayal.
11 July 2019 Flagsamisdat.jpg The State of Samizdat offers to name Tommy Robinson Honorary Ambassador to the UK to guarantee diplomatic immunity. Confirmation.
10 July 2019 RadioSamizdat.jpg Radio Samizdat registers with the Micronational Broadcasting Union.
6 July 2019 Eu.png The State of Samizdat commits itself to recognising the UK if it leaves the EU by Oct 31st with no deal. Oct 31st deadline missed by Boris Johnson. Offer of recognition does not apply to January 31st deadline.
5 July 2019 SamizdatMedal.jpg Catalan independence leader Carles Puigdemont awarded medal of Honour & Truth. Medal.
4 July 2019 Usa.png United States of America recognised by State of Samizdat.
3 July 2019 Eu.png State of Samizdat declares the EU's new head of diplomacy Josep Borrell persona non grata. Still applies
2 July 2019 SamizdatMedal.jpg Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi awarded the first medal of Honour & Truth. Medal.
1 July 2019 Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro recognised by State of Samizdat.
29 June 2019 RadioSamizdat.jpg Radio Samizdat launched by State of Samizdat Broadcasting (SOS Broadcasting).
25 June 2019 PENGUIN DAY - World Penguin Day (April 25) declared a national holiday.
10 June 2019 HOLIDAYS - Three dates declared national holidays (May 17, May 20, Dec 26).
29 May 2019 Abkhazia.jpeg.png Abkhazia and SouthOssetia.jpeg.png South Ossetia recognised by State of Samizdat.
26 May 2019 Flagsamisdat.jpg CONSTITUTION - Written constitution adopted.
20 May 2019 Flagsamisdat.jpg State of Samizdat established.