Republic of Aswington

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Republic of Aswington
Motto: Unity, Progress and Peace for our Nation
CapitalGyumurat
Official languagesSpanish
English
DemonymAswingtonian
GovernmentFederal semipresidential republic
Juan Cisneros
Addison Dillon
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence from the Popular Union of Occitania
• Independence
28 October 2018
CurrencyManat
Time zoneVST (UTC−4)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Calling code+58

The Republic of Aswington (Spanish: República de Aswington), simply known as Aswington, is an autonomous territorial entity which claims to be a independent state, but is commonly referred to as a micronation by foreign observers. It is considered a hybrid micronation, in which, it exists both physically and virtually. Physically, it is located in Carabobo State, Venezuela.

History

Aswington was founded as the Republic of Tagtabazar on May 3, 2017, as one of the three autonomous republics that constituted the Popular Union of Occitania. It had autonomy in all sectors, except for military and diplomatic affairs, which fell to the central government.

However, on October 28, 2018, the union was dissolved. As a result of this situation, a provisional government was formed in the former autonomous republic, guaranteeing its existence and at the same time, obtaining de facto independence. The provisional government was subsequently dissolved, following the presidential elections held in January 2019. In July of the same year, the nation was renamed to its current name.

On July 30, 2020, the Constitution comes into force, after being approved by parliamentary decision.

Government and Politics

According to the Constitution, Aswington is a democratic, secular and independent republic, whose government takes the form of a semi-presidential system.

The government comprises three branches:

  • Executive: The President is the head of state, while the Prime Minister is the head of government. Both figures have different functions within the government and may collaborate with each other. The President is elected through elections for a two-year term, while the Prime Minister is elected by parliament and has no term limits.
  • Legislative: It is composed of the National Assembly, the country's unicameral parliament. It is composed of ten members, elected through elections for a two-year term. It is responsible for debating, approving or rejecting proposed laws or decrees, approving or rejecting international treaties, as well as appointing government officials.
  • Judicial: It is composed of the Supreme Court. It is composed of one member, elected by the members of parliament for a one-year term. It is in charge of the country's judicial affairs, in addition to making decisions in administrative, civil or criminal cases.

Political parties and elections

Aswington has a multi-party system since his foundation. The most important political parties are the National Democratic Party and the Labour Party, both left-wing. There are also other parties that are part of the political life of the country. Citizens have the right to form political parties or political movements, as well as to be a member of a political party.

The Electoral Council is in charge of the organization and the realization of the elections in the country. It is also in charge of the registration of new political parties, whether national or regional.

Foreign Affairs

Foreign relations are run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The country maintains a policy of diplomatic neutrality, without taking sides, similar to countries such as Switzerland or Turkmenistan, and sometimes calling for reconciliation between the parties in conflict. The country is a member of two organizations: the Micronational Olympic Federation, and the Union Against Micronational War. The country is an observer member of the Cupertino Alliance.

Geography and Climate

Territorial Organization

According to the Constitution, it is determined that the country will be divided into regions and subdivided into districts. In the case of the capital and the cities considered important within the country, federal regions will be constituted. The regions and the so-called federal regions have a degree of autonomy, while the districts do not have autonomy. Each region is governed by a governor, which is in charge of the region's internal affairs.

Political divisions

Name Flag Emblem
Federal Region
Gyumurat Flag of Gyumurat Region.png Coat of arms of the Gyumurat Region.png
Region
Adgakh Steperyan flag.png Coat of arms of the Adgakh Region.png
Jermadzor Flag of Jermadzor.png Coat of arms of the Jermadzor Region.png

Climate

Since the country is located in a tropical climate zone, it has two climatic periods: the dry period and the rainy period. In the dry period, rainfall is scarce and temperatures are high, nevertheless, forest fires do occur; while in the rainy period, rainfall increases and temperatures drop, however, flooding and overflowing of rivers and streams occur.

Economy

The country's economy is underdeveloped.

The official currency of the country is the Manat, whose value is fixed by a formula indexed to the value of an ounce of silver (in both U.S. dollars and euros), through a floating monetary policy. Monetary policies are in charge of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, in collaboration with the Central Bank of the Republic. Nonetheless, most of the country's business is done in other currencies.

Demographics

Religion

According to the Constitution, the state respects freedom of religion and worship, therefore, any citizen may profess any religion without any kind of impediment.

Language

According to the Constitution, the official languages of the country are English and Spanish, and thus the country is considered a bilingual nation. In turn, languages spoken by ethnic minorities are recognized as official. English is used mainly as the main language of communication by the citizens.

Culture

Sports

Sports in the country are under development. By a presidential decree, an Olimpic Committee was established to bring together the sports federations in the country, and, in turn, has the task of organizing teams to participate in international competitions. In addition, three e-venues have been created to organize sports events, both local and international.

Name Location Sport
National Checkers Arena Gyumurat Checkers
Gyumurat Chess Stadium Gyumurat Chess
Jerdmazor Stadium Jermadzor Tic-tac-toe

Holidays

Media

According to the Constitution, the state guarantees respect for freedom of the press and freedom of opinion and expression. There are currently very few media outlets and they are all administered by the state. Aswington News Agency is the state news agency and the main source of news about the country. Aswington Radio Television, a national broadcaster company, manages state-owned radio and television in the country.

Newspapers

There are two state-owned newspapers whose publications are very irregular. Respublika, is a newspaper that covers local and international news, while Dunyo Ovozi is a newspaper that covers exclusively international news.

References

External links

See also