Taurstan Anarchist Federation
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Anarchist Federation of Taurstan
|Motto: "Fuck it, we ball"|
|Laika, 1st chancellor of the Anarchist Federation of Taurstan|
|Legislature||Congress of the Anarchist Federation of Taurstan|
from New Zealand
• Independence Declaration and Nation Formed
|3 August 2022|
|3 August 2022|
• Declaration of Independence ratified
|18 August 2022|
The Taurstan Anarchist Federation (TAF), Anarchist Federation, Evil Tauranga or simply known as Taurstan to its residents, is an independent anarchist state within New Zealand and is home to an ever growing population. Taurstan owes its new found independence to the Tauranga Commonwealth of Micronations (TCM). Since the TAF's formation, Taurstan has been a 'ballin' member of the General Assembly within the TCM.
The country has had a short history, with the nation being created on 3 August 2022 and declaring independence on the 18 August 2022, but since then it has bee working tirelessly towards becoming a symbol of anarchist beliefs to other micronations. The TAF is one of the biggest military backers of the current Commonwealth - Empire War against the so called state named the Empire of Him.
The Tauranga Anarchist Federation is in support of micro-nationalism.
The TAF holds no responsibility in the events of the newly created discord server.
The word 'Taurstan' is derived from the words Tauranga, the New Zealand city the micronation resides and stan, which is a Persian and Urdu word for "place of,' or "where one stands."
Political ideology and governance
The Anarchist Federation of Taurstan is founded on the ideals of Anarchism, Neo-liberalism and micro-nationalism.
The current system is made up of federal and local governing bodies. Taurstanians are conflicted with what responsibilities the federal/local governing bodies should have. This difference is likely to be the biggest political challenge the fledgling state will face in the near future.
The Federal Government is made up of representatives from all regions within the TAF. The Federal Governments purpose is to unite and represent all regions within the TAF under one anarchist banner, providing necessary resources when needed (economic, military etc.) and to ensure individuals rights are not being abused by outside or internal forces.
Local Governments are made of a committee which vote to pass legislature and a Governor General which has full veto power. Local Governments tend to be largely self governing as they can pass their own legislature. Local governments should, in theory properly care for their citizens by holding referendums to insure they are well represented and enforce general law and order through volunteer brigades or contractors.
Federal Trauma Team Collective
Federal Trauma Team Collective is the civil authority of the government. Trauma Teams/Officers are responsible for maintaining public order and safety, enforcing the law, and preventing, detecting, and investigating criminal activities. These functions are known as Traumatizing.
Trauma Team Collective consists of two branches, these being Trauma Teams (regular police) and Trauma Team Agents (being regular members of the public granted the ability to arrest and detain).
Taurstans leadership has been criticized as being totalitarian in nature. Critics often point out the existence of a military police organization known as the Federal Overwatch with seemingly no limits to its power and the nation's tendency towards military action when it comes to solving geopolitical issues. All are symptoms of a totalitarian state but despite this Taurstanian leadership denies all claims, defending their militaristic tendencies by saying “the battle beginning today will decide the fate of Taurstan and her Anarchist allies for the next thousand years”.
The TAF prides itself on its defense forces. The Federal Defense Forces, (FDF) makes up for Taurstan's small population, by having enough ground military equipment to equip a small army that could vastly overwhelm its apposing authoritarian micro-neighbors if threatened.
The FDF has few military branches, these being:
- Philosostan Volunteer Brigade (PVB) - Stationed in the philosophy room
- Gormania Federal Overwatch (GFO) - Stationed in Gate Pa Greerton
- Federal Navy (FN) - Stationed on the yet to be claimed territory along Harbor Drive
Noteworthy Federal Defense Force exercises
Battle of the General Assembly - 24 August 2022
The Battle of the General Assembly was the first battle which began the war between the Tauranga Commonwealth of Micronations and the Empire of Him. The battle consisted of a cyber attack on the main communication site of the TCM minutes later, the General Assembly declared war on the Empire of Him. The Battle of the General Assembly was the first victory for the Commonwealth forces.
Reclamation of former territory - 25 August 2022
The Reclamation of former territory also known as the Battle of Philosostan and was an anti-insurgency operation conducted by the Philosostan Volunteer Brigade (PVB) and the UDROR which was a greater part of the Commonwealth - Empire War, resulting in a stalemate and the Philosostan being declared as a de-militarized zone on the authority of the Philosostan Governor General. The insurgent "empire of him" forces posed no military resistance.
At around 12:50pm, the 25th August 2022, the Philosostan Volunteer Brigade (PVB), a military branch approved for deployment by the Tauranga Allied Micronational Treaty Organization Response Forces, occupied Philosostan as apart of their 'counter-insurgency operation' against the Empire of Him. 6 of the PVB's volunteers, 2 members of the Gormania Federal Overwatch (GFO) and one member of the Democratic Armed Forces of UDROR. The Governor General of Philosostan ordered the PVB to retreat out of concern over the conflict escalating to violence. The Battle of Philosostan resulted in a stalemate for both Commonwealth and Him Forces.
Operation: Sea Rodent - 28 August 2022
Territorial Changes of the Commonwealth - Empire War. Red Point(s) indicate Commonwealth losing territory, Blue Point(s) indicate Commonwealth captured Territory
On the 28th of August 2022, part of the Greater Commonwealth - Empire war, Operation: Sea Rodent was a clandestine military operation conducted by the joint forces of the Philosostan Volunteer Brigade and the Democratic Armed Forces of UDROR. The goal of the operation was to place the rat island territory claimed by insurgents under control of the AFT and UDROR Co-governance scheme. The operation resulted in a Decisive PVB and DAF-UDROR victory.
- 28 July 2021, four FDF volunteers conducted a military training exercise in the Iraq region of Taurstan.
- 31 May 2021, four FDF volunteers conducted a military training exercise in the Iraq region of Taurstan.
- 22 February 2021, two FDF volunteers and one New Zealand citizen conducted a military training exercise in the Iraq region of Taurstan.
- 1 October 2020, three FDF volunteers, one citizen of the People's Liberation Council of Morrinstan and one citizen of New Zealand conducted a military training exercise in the Iraq region of Taurstan.
The TAF has made few territory claims in the general Tauranga area where the micronation resides. The FDF and federal government have the honorable duty of governing and protecting the following regions under the Anarchist flag.
The territory of Gormania is the current home to the federal government of the TAF, being located in Gate Pa Greerton. The governor general of Gormania is a cat named Murphy.
Despite the Empire of Him claiming this territory as their own, Philosostan operates as usual with governor general, Mr Cass holding supreme rule over the region and a large population of Taurstanians living there with little to no issues. It is a small territory within the TAF, being located in the philosophy classroom. Because of the sudden break out of the Commonwealth - Empire War, the Tauranga Allied Micronational Treaty Organization formed the Joint Allied Reponses Defense Battalion of the TAMTORF in Philosostan to protect the growing micronations that reside within the disputed region. Philosostan has a unique system of governance compared of all the TAF's territorial claims as it is under a co-governance deal with the Ultra Democratic Republic of Referendums (UDRR) and the Taurstan Anarchist Federation (TAF). The committee, being the local main governing body, is made of representatives from both the TAF and UDRR, these representatives being Laika Gorman, Jacob Andrews and Tristan. The governor general of Philosostan is Mr. Gareth Cass. It is credited as a place of ideas, innovation and commerce as representatives of other micronations tend to mingle there.
Iraq, not to be confused with the legitimate state of Iraq in the middle east, is the largest and most remote of all the regions within the TAF, located along Waitoa Road. It is credited as being the "military capital" of Taurstan as it is home to many of her military training exercises.
Cilla's Doghouse (CDH), is a small doghouse along Dalton drive. The Governor General of CDH, is Cilla, the dog.
The Steps are a small 2mx4m collection of concrete steps located outside of R26 at Tauranga Boys College. Taurstanians tend to mingle there in the mornings. The Governor General of the Steps is Kylan Hattie.
The TAF maintains generally friendly relations towards all members of the 'Tauranga Commonwealth of Micronations' despite differences in ideologies.
Due to the recent Commonwealth - Empire War, the TAF has been forced into a military pact with Tauranga Allied Micronational Treaty Organization to secure their sovereignty and freedom.
- Tauranga Commonwealth of Micronations - 8/8 member states recognized since 3 August 2022.
|Country||Founded||Diplomatic Relations Formed||Diplomatic Relations Ceased|
|Confederate Democracy of Gamers||9 November 2020||3 August 2022||N/A|
|Grayson Country||7 May 2022||3 August 2022||13 December 2022|
|Ward Empire||6 July 2022||3 August 2022||N/A|
|Ultra Democratic Republic of Referendums||3 August 2022||22 August 2022||N/A|
|Arstotzkan Union||22 August 2019||3 August 2022||N/A|
|Empire of Him||22 August 2022||22 August 2022||24 August 2022|
Due to the population of Taurstan making up only so many individuals, true equality has been achieved as everyone is poor and unhappy!
TAF Economic standing
Taurstan's culture varies from territory to territory but largely resembles New Zealand European culture. Traditions Unique to Taurstan include; left handed hand shaking and ending every sentence with 'in Minecraft'. Interestingly, citizens of Taurstan often quote the 'monolith prayer' despite being atheist or agnostic.
"We thank you, oh Monolith, for revealing the cunning plans of your enemies to us.
May your light shine down on the souls of the brave soldiers who gave their lives in service to your will.
Onward warriors of the Monolith, avenge your fallen brothers, blessed as they are in their eternal union with the Monolith.
Bring death to those who spurned the holy power of the Monolith"
"Come to me,
we thank you for revealing to your servants the machinations of our enemy, Illuminate with your radiance the souls of those who give their lives in fulfillment of your will!
Only one will be rewarded,
fight the defenders of the monolith! fight!
Let's avenge our fallen brothers! Blessed is the eternal union With monolith!
Death. You will get what you deserve,
come to me.
Cruel death to those who defy his sacred nature!
Praise the monolith!"
All communications related to the TAF, her territories and foreign affairs are conducted via email, the TCM google classroom, the reddit page or the discord server.