The Free Nation of New Athens

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The Free Nation of New Athens
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Motto
Preserving Liberty Through Brotherhood and Solidarity
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Acworth, Roswell, & Norcross, Georgia, United States
Official language(s)English
Short nameNew Athens
DemonymNew Athenian
GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
- KingTyler Mullins
- Speaker of the PeopleLeighton Brice Williams
- Grand AmbassadorPrince Ryan Manderfield
- Chief JusticePrince Anand Murugappan
- Grand GeneralKenan Mitchell
LegislatureParliamentary
- Type - Unicameral
EstablishedSeptember 30, 2019
Area claimed0.8845 Acres
Population17
Time zone(EST)
National drinkNatural Light
National animalAlbatross

Government email Petition for Citizenship


The Free Nation of New Athens is a micronation founded on the principles of Liberty, Brotherhood and Solidarity. The sovereign territory of The Free Nation of New Athens includes three provinces: one in Acworth, Georgia, one in Roswell, Georgia, and one in Norcross, Georgia.

Etymology

The name of The Free Nation of New Athens has two parts. The first part being "The Free Nation" and the second being "New Athens." "The Free Nation" was chosen because the nation was founded on the principle of Liberty and it will serve as a constant reminder of this. "New Athens" was inspired by the city of Athens, Georgia. It is among the citizens' favorite places to visit and many see it as a place of freedom.

Origins

Prior to declaring independence, the would-be citizens were living in Cobb County, where city ordinances had been passed that allowed the government to control the living situations of individuals, even on private property. Specifically, Cobb County Ordinance Sec. 134-1, which was forcing citizens of Cobb County into high cost housing and preventing them from exploring other options. The would-be founders, along with many other citizens of the county saw this as a terrible violation of civil liberties and an overreach of government. As a result, they were forced to explore other options and eventually came to the conclusion that the best course of action was to declare independence. Thus, The Free Nation of New Athens was born.

History

The Free Nation of New Athens began its formation on the 26th of December, 2018. After months of work with regards to The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, the website, and national finances, The Free Nation of New Athens formally declared independence from the United States of America on September 30, 2019 when the founding citizens signed The Declaration of Independence of The Free Nation of New Athens, and The Constitution was ratified on October 2, 2019.
The first parliamentary meeting following the ratification of the constitution was held on October 4, 2019. At this meeting, Leighton Brice Williams was elected to be the first Speaker of the People.
On October 14, 2019, the nation became signatory to the Arundel Convention and officially joined the League of Independent Nations
On November 30, 2019, rather than only granting citizenship to those given an invitation, the King decided to allow any individual to petition for citizenship.
On December 1, 2019, in cooperation with The Grand Duchy of Navārdia, co-founded the Atlanta Regional Union and became signatory to the Wrythe Convention
On December 2, 2019, the Norcross Province was claimed as sovereign territory and became the third province.

Provinces

The Free Nation of New Athens currently claims 3 parcels of land, each its own province.

Province Name Location Size (Acres) Flag
Acworth Province Acworth, Georgia, United States 0.24 Acres
Roswell Province Roswell, Georgia, United States 0.3245 Acres
Norcross Province Roswell, Georgia, United States 0.32 Acres

Government and politics

The government of The Free Nation of New Athens is a constitutional monarchy. All citizens may attend legislative meetings and maintain full voting powers. All parliamentary proceedings are in keeping with Robert's Rules of Order. All citizens may propose legislation to be discussed, voted on, or both. To satisfy quorum in all voting procedures in The Free Nation of New Athens, at least half of all citizens must be present. Citizens unable to attend a scheduled parliamentary meeting or vote may submit proposed business and/or votes to The Speaker of the People ahead of the meeting to be accounted for.

Position Position holder Duties
King King Tyler Mullins The King reigns within the bounds set forth in The Constitution. The King oversees all government matters, excluding parliament, and has the authority to formally represent The Free Nation of New Athens with plenipotentiary powers. He has power to appoint all government positions, excluding positions within the Monarchy and The Speaker of the People, and manufacture new positions as needed. Citizenship is granted and revoked at the discretion of The King. The King must sign all binding diplomatic agreements. The King keeps records of all territorial claims. The King oversees the national treasury.
Speaker of the People Leighton Brice Williams The Speaker of the People is elected to preside over parliament as an impartial, non-partisan individual.
Grand Ambassador Prince Ryan Manderfield The Grand Ambassador represents The Free Nation of New Athens with full plenipotentiary powers and appoint deputy ambassadors to assist them. The Grand Ambassador must sign all binding diplomatic agreements.
Chief Justice Prince Anand Murugappan The Chief Justice determines the constitutionality of all proposed laws, oversees the Department of Justice, and presides over all legal courts.
Grand General Kenan Mitchell The Grand General oversees all military strategy and the national police force.

Citizenship

Citizenship is granted at the discretion of The King. Non-citizens may petition for citizenship at any time by filling out this short form.

Current alliances and treaties

Alliances:

Adopted Conventions:

Foreign policy

The Free Nation of New Athens always welcomes new diplomatic relationships. It is the belief of the founders that through diplomacy, individuals can work together to do more as a collective than they would otherwise be able to do alone. It is a goal of The Free Nation of New Athens to establish as many fruitful relationships as possible with other macro and micronations for mutual benefit. If you wish to establish communication with The Free Nation of New Athens, you may contact the government via email.

National Holidays

Holiday Date Notes
Founder's Day December, 26 The day New Athens was founded.
Independence Day September 30 The day the Declaration of Independence was signed.
Provinces Day October, 20 The day the Acworth and Roswell provinces were officially claimed as the first provinces of the nation.

Flag and values

The Original Flag: The first national flag of The Free Nation of New Athens.
The Triangle Flag: The current national flag of The Free Nation of New Athens.

The Free Nation of New Athens has had two national flags. Both national flags depict symbols of the nation's core values. The three core values of The Free Nation of New Athens are Liberty, Brotherhood and Solidarity. The Free Nation of New Athens declared independence and was founded in order to combat and protest laws that the people deemed to be a blatant violation of civil liberties. Liberty is at the core of the values of the nation and forever will be. The founders believe people should have the right to decide how they live and the nation will always fight to protect this belief.

The Original Flag Designed by our King, The Original Flag was the first national flag. It is no longer the official national flag, but can represent the nation regardless. The Original Flag depicts a cherry red dot in the center, surrounded by a cherry red lambda, on a battleship gray background. The cherry red lambda in the center of the flag represents Liberty. The cherry red dot inside the lambda represents Brotherhood. It is in the center because brotherhood should be at the center of all citizen relationships. The battleship gray background surrounding the lambda represents Solidarity. The symbol of solidarity reminds the citizens to persevere on the path of Liberty even when surrounded by adversity.

The Triangle Flag The Triangle Flag is the current official national flag and was designed about a month and a half after the nation's founding, when some of the citizens commented that the Original Flag looked boring. It was also designed by our King. It depicts a hollow cherry red equilateral triangle that contains another smaller solid cherry red equilateral triangle. The outside triangle represents Liberty. The interior triangle represents Brotherhood. The line extending from the point of the triangles represents the unity of the provinces. The triangles and line are outlined with silver. The battleship gray sections represent Solidarity. An equilateral triangle was selected as the chief symbol as it is the strongest geometric shape and is a popular vexillological symbol.

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