Aziziyah

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Aziziyah
Kesultanan Aziziyah
—  State  —
Sultanate of Aziziyah
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Motto: Negara Abadi (Indonesian)
Ewigen Zustand (German)
البلد الأبدية (Arabic)
"The Eternal State"
Anthem: Hymn of United Aziziyah
State  Indokistan
Established 1 January 2014
Founder Sultan Aziz I
Capital and largest city Al Majidiyah
Government
 - Governor Sultan Aziz I
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

Sultanate of Aziziyah (Indonesian: Kesultanan Aziziyah) was a state of Indokistan founded in 31 October 2013 as a dependent teritory, and officially united as state in 1 January 2014. Aziziyah was founded by Aziz Pahlevi that took Sultan Aziz I as his regnal name, and was the only leader for the state. Aziziyah was ruled as an absolute monarchy by a Muslim dynasty, which made it an unique differences among the secular-republican Indokistan.

Aziziyah was the only state to join the Federal State after its establishment in July 2013. Aziziyah successfully consolidated its position in Indokistan, despite of its turbulent start in the end of 2013 until early 2014, when it faced two secessionist rebellions that was successfully contained. Aziziyah became the third state to declare its dissolution in 20 July 2016, after Aziz relinquished his title and decided to retire from micronational politics.

History

Dependent territory

Aziziyah was a micronational project founded by Aziz Pahlevi in early October 2013, and was shortly discovered by president Tian Abdurrahman that led him to the wider Indonesian micronational community. Tian later offered Aziz to merge his country into Indokistan, which was reluctantly accepted by Aziz after admitting his personal lack of experience in micronational politics.

Aziziyah finally agreed to join Indokistan in 31 October 2013 as a nominal "dependent territory"[1]. Adoption of the dependent territory status was initially problematic, since the constitution did not recognise "dependent territory" status. A heavy lobbying on the National Forum successfully found a solution on the issue, which was to declare Aziziyah status as "suspended statehood", pending further negosiation and political developments, while also allowed the country to be called as dependent territory. Indokistani government allowed Aziziyah government to hold a referendum on the country future in three months period.

During the dependency period, Aziziyah government increasingly leaned towards accession as full state, despite allowed freedom from Indokistan central government to decide on its own future, including to declare independence.

In November 2013, anti-union Arabistan local government staged a rebellion against Aziziyah government to disrupt efforts to unify with Indokistan. The rebellion caused a significant damage and chaos in the dependent territory. Pro-Indokistani Aziziyan later supported the government to contain the rebel forces, which was successfully suppressed in a week period. Aziziyah integration process continued, while Arabistan rebel was forced to left Aziziyah.

Aziziyah declaration of union to Indokistan

Indokistani state

In 30 December 2013, Aziz Pahlevi presented the National Forum members conditions for unification agreed by regional council after a series of public survey and negotiations. Aziziyan government demanded preservation of Islamic laws and its absolute rule; Sultan Aziz to be the future state governor; and establishment of the Assembly of Ummah as the local parliament[2]. The National Forum later agreed to all conditions, which sealed Aziziyah eventual unification to Indokistan. Despite of initial fear of disruption from anti-union activists, Aziziyah unification into Indokistan was officially declared in 1 January 2014[3].

Aziziyah location was prone to natural disaster, which was occurred twice in 2014. The state suffered minor damage due to an earthquake occurred in the end of January 2014[4]. Aziziyah was affected by the eruption of Mt. Kelud on the Indonesian province of East Java, causing ash rain in the region on 14 February 2014[5].

On 20 April 2014, Sultan Aziz I territorial expansion was supported by the National Forum, allowing Aziz to proceed with the process. In October 2014, Aziziyah proceed with another territorial acquisitions, which significantly increase Aziziyah territory[6]. The agressive territorial acquisition made by Aziz resulting in establishment of total 11 cities, from the original 4 cities during the unification.

Aziziyah faced its second secessionist threat in 6 May 2014, when the rebels provoked the citizens to staged a demonstration forcing Aziz to declare secession from Indokistan, which was rejected by Aziz. Rebel groups later succeeded in overpowering security guards and took over the Royal Palace in Al Majidiyah on 7 May, and later forcing Aziz to sign the declaration of secession under gunpoint. Intervention from the central government forced the rebel to offer negosiation, which subsequently agreed. In 8 May, the rebel declare their surrender and the end of struggle for secession, while also agreed to compensation and to left Aziziyah[7].

Dissolution

After months of inactivity, made worse with communication line damage, Aziziyah government declared its dissolution in 20 July 2016, 15 days past the dissolution of Indokistan. Despite of being late, Aziziyah governor signature was later symbolically added to the dissolution decree. Aziz relinquished his entire royal title, while also declared his retirement from micronationalism.

Government

Administrative divisions

Aziziyah was divided into 11 cities that was established in two waves of territorial acquisitions occurred in April and October 2014. The cities of Aziziyah were as follows:

  • Al Majidiyah
  • Al Munadzarah
  • Azad Aziziyah
  • East Austria
  • Hechingen
  • New Istanbul
  • New Wurtemberg
  • Nova Zemlya
  • Prussia
  • Thuringia
  • Tsarkoye Selo

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