Stratocrat State of Machigonne
| Stratocrat State of Machigonne |
"Defense, Prosperity and Peace"
|Casco Bay and Machias, Maine |
|Official language(s)||English, |
|- Commodore||Archie Birch|
|- Type||- Unicameral|
|- Number of seats||- 1|
|Established||10th April 2021|
|National dish||Lobster Rolls|
|Patron saint||Saint Adjutor|
Machigonne, officially the Canton of Machigone, is an semi autonomous territorial entity under the control of the Lygonian Armeo. Based in North America, Machigonne became independent from the United States of America on 10th of April 2021 and joined the Maritime Republic of The Damariscotta. All the land of Machigonne is enclaved by the United States. The Stratocrat State is governed as a Stratocracy, with a Commodore as head of the canton, a Captain for the head of each region, each Captain is apart of the Captain's Council. The first and incumbent Commodore is Archie Birch. The cultural life of Damariscotta is primarily influenced by the Misberian Culture, New England, and The Wabanaki Confederacy.
The Native Americans who first inhabited the Casco Bay area named it “Machigonne”, meaning Great Neck.
Native American Occupation and Relations
At the time of European contact in the sixteenth century, people speaking an Eastern dialect of the Wabanaki language inhabited present-day Casco Bay. A number of Treaties were negotiated and signed between the British colonies and members of the Wabanaki Confederacy in Casco Bay, including the Treaty of Casco (1678), the Treaty of Casco (1703), and Treaty of Casco Bay (1727). The latter Treaty was the result of a Conference between the British and the Abenaki in August, 1727, at which the parties agreed to uphold the terms of the 1725 Treaty of Peace and Friendship which ended Dummer's War, and to cooperate with each other in keeping the peace. Chief Loron Sagouarram, who had signed the Treaty of 1725, addressed the gathering in 1727, providing his understanding of the Treaty relationship.
Casco Bay is also home to abandoned military fortifications dating from the War of 1812 through World War II; during World War II, Casco Bay served as an anchorage for US Navy ships. Since Casco Bay was the nearest American anchorage to the Atlantic Lend-Lease convoy routes to Britain prior to US entry into World War II, Admiral King ordered a large pool of destroyers to be stationed there for convoy escort duty in August 1941.
Machigonne was established on the 10th of April 2021 by Archie Birch a its first Commondore
The government of Machigonne is a Stratocracy with a Commondore as the head of state, is responsible for representing the nation internationally, ceremonial affairs and national cultural development. The Commondore holds a life term unless the Capitain's Council votes no confidence. The Captain's Council is the sole legislature body of the nation and meets upon request from the Commondore. The Capitain's Council made up of the leaders each Oblast, those being Captains.
Main Governance Principles
The Machigonne government takes governance inspiration from the Georgia Guidestones with some of the points being ignored given their controversial stances. The following points are followed by the government,
- Rule passion, faith, tradition, and all things with tempered reason.
- Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
- Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
- Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
- Balance personal rights with social duties.
- Prize truth, beauty, love, seeking harmony with the infinite.
- Leave room for nature.
Law and Order
Machigonne's law and order is upheld by the constitution of the Stratocracy and the institutions it founded including the justice branch of the Military Tribunal Council, the state has its own navy called the National Machigonne Navy.
Military Tribunal Council
The power to hear civil and criminal cases, to resolve them and to carry out judgments, belongs exclusively to the Military Tribunal Council. Neither the Commodore nor the Captain's Council can, in any case, exercise judicial functions, take over pending cases, review the grounds or contents of their decisions or revive closed cases. To enforce their resolutions, and to practice or have practiced the acts of instruction established by law, the ordinary and special courts of justice that make up the Judiciary, may issue direct orders to the public force or exercise the conductive means of action of which they dispose.
The Military Tribunal Council consists of two Presiding Justices. All members of the Military Tribunal Council must have had some study of law and passed a constitutional exam, the term for a judge may occur any time after they turn the age of 16, the judges cease to hold office once they reach 30 years of age; or by resignation.
Current Presiding Justices
- Archie Birch, 10th April 2021 - Present
The Lygonian Navy was founded in April 2021, and consist of one branch, being the Navy. The Navy is used for mapping of the nation, exploration of islands and forts, and community service. The armed forces currently has one personnel located in Machias, currently the Commandore is Archie Birch, with the commander positions vacant.
Climate and Geography
Machigonne is mainly located in Maine, the nation is characterized as being humid continental climate according to the Köppen–Geiger classifications. Machigonne is known for its jagged, rocky coastline; picturesque waterways; and its seafood cuisine, especially lobster and clams Its most populous and capitol city is Actus.
Machigonne's climate is characterized by cold, snowy winters and mild summers. Mean annual winter temperatures range from 25°F in the far south to less than 15°F in the northern and interior portions of the nation. Mean annual summer temperatures range from near 60°F in the far north to near 70°F in the south.
|Climate data for Maine|
|Average high °F (°C)||26
|Average low °F (°C)||4
Machigonne is bordered by the Maine in the north and west, the Atlantic Ocean in the south. The land can be divided into two geographic areas. The Coastal Islands in Casco Bay. This region has sandy beaches, bays, inlets, and a dozen coastal islands, the largest of which is Peaks Island. The islands started out as mountains, but the rising sea level during the last Ice Age put them underwater. The Eastern Uplands are northwest of the Coastal Islands, a region with fertile soil, lakes, streams, near the Machias River.
Machigonne culture is very unique from other micronational cultures. Most symbolism and ideals represent a large portion of the North American Continent influences.The Machigonne nation contains many Internet-based memes, like "bruh" and "based", and the nation itself focuses much on the preservation of Native American and obscure faiths and cultures. The nation also takes pride in its education, with Birch University being ran by Archie Birch with support from the citizens of The Maritime Republic of The Damariscotta, making it one of the few micronational universities with its leader being a Education major in the community.