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Kingdom of Wegmat
Flag of the Kingdom of Wegmat.svg
Flag
Wegcoato.jpeg
Coat of arms

Motto
Glory to Wegmat
Anthem
Never Fall
Wegmatglobe.jpeg
Wegmat in-provinces located within the Chicago metropolitan area and its out-provinces; both marked in green. Click to expand.
Capital cityTwo Pine
Largest cityParadise City
Official language(s)English, Finnish
Official religion(s)none
Short nameWegmat
DemonymWeg
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy
- MonarchTina I
- Prime MinisterCole B.
LegislatureParliament
- Type - Parliament
- Number of seats - 5
- Last election - 10 November
Established30 November 2018
Area claimed489 Acres
Population106
CurrencyWeg gogo, US dollar
Time zoneGWT
National sportWhiffle Ball
National animalPfeffer Dog
Member of the Cupertino Alliance, Micronational Olympic Federation and the Grand Unified Micronational

Government Website

Wegmat, officially the Kingdom of Wegmat, is a micronation located in the American state of Illinois, west of Chicago, that encompasses most of the Des Plaines Woodland and several suburban houses.[1] Wegmat was established on 30 November 2018, and promotes sustainable energy and world peace.[2]

Etymology

Wegmat doesn’t mean anything and is considered a weird name to most in and outside the intermicronational community. It was generated by Cole B. using a random letter generator until it was pronounceable using Latin letters. Similarly, the name Ridab was renamed as it was a letter scramble of the name of the Weg Family. The name was readopted in the April 4 Acts.

Flag

According to the designer, the black represents the people of Wegmat at the top of the flag, white represents the dividing line between animals and humans, and blue represents animals who live off of the Des Plaines River. The star in the green circle connects both of the colors of the tri-band. The green represents the environmental mission of Wegmat to protect animal important to the ecosystem. The star represents the north star, which is one of the only visible stars in the Chicagoland Area due to light pollution.

History

Pre-Micronationalism

Cole roamed much of his neighborhood, Trailmark, a subdivision in Littleton, Colorado, and designated each trail a specific road number. He also designated his house to its own city and built street signs. When Cole got into the game Minecraft, he created the Republic of Falmont, with him acting as the President.[3] During the same time, in what is now the New German city of Bobbygrad, there was an area known as "the Ally", where fighting occured over who would be king. Vladimir Baruh, Kaiser of New Germany, would eventually become King of the Ally.[citation needed]

Ridab

Wegmat was founded on 30 November 2018 under the name Ridab, which was an absolute monarchy and recognized animals as citizens. [4] Its very small constitution was written to designate slight control of the nation to the government. Wegmat was quite inactive until late March 2019, when the Prime Minister, Cole Baird, visited the Conch Republic for spring break.[5] Soon afterwards, he decided to start drafting a new constitution, as well as encouraging other people to become citizens of Wegmat. These events led up to the April 4 Acts, which formally renamed Ridab to Wegmat and overall made the government more democratic.

Development

On 4 April 2019, the Prime Minister's draft of the Constitution was passed by Parliament. Wegmat, which was originally a city-state, annexed the North and South Provinces, which became Essef, Gliffork, New Finland and Cenwister.[6]. Wegmat remained peaceful until a citizen named DJ was exiled out of the country on 6 May, after he threatened someone. DJ would create a Soviet Union-based micronation and declare war on Wegmat, which would eventually end due to the signing of the Treaty of Bobbygrad on 15 May.[7]

That same day, New Asia United declared war on Wegmat for signing the Treaty of Bobbygrad, amongst other reasons. Known as the Shoe War, New Asia United and Wegmat would fight 2 battles(one in Priory National Park and one in Bobbygrad), before New Asia United collapsed on 3 June. In late June, River Forest, the city where Wegmat was mainly located, formed a task force to cull the local population of deer [8][9], which would result in the government of Wegmat adopting the Deer and Other Species Citizenship Status Act, which was made to ensure the protection of deer. In addition, Wegmat acquired new territories on 10 August, which included the province of Hilda, named after the late dog of Wegmat's royal family[10]. The acquisition of these territories boosted Wegmat's population to triple digits.[citation needed]

Bobbygrad Renaissance

Between September and October of 2019, violence re-erupted in Bobbygrad, with a group known as the New Wegmat Republic trying to take the city of Bobbygrad[11], which would end with the city descending into civil war.

A New Wegmat soldier, armed with an Airsoft gun.

The reputation of the NWR would decline as Wegmat took the Stevont Pass[12], located north of Bobbygrad. In addition, most citizens of the NWR defected back to Wegmat and enlisted in the Wegmat Armed Forces. For a while, Parliament struggled to find a new Minister of Defence after the second one resigned, which was resolved when he rejoined the country.

Later on, Bobbygrad would vote to secede from Wegmat as the Empire of New Germany, and declared war on Wegmat, which the Wegmat Foreign Exchange Ministry would ignore. This would result in northwestern Gliffork turning into a warzone and most of Wegmat's non-lethal armed forces defecting to New Germany. Another effect of the civil war would be that the culture of Wegmat's in-provinces would turn into what Wegmat's culture is today. The war would end with the Priory Grasslands being claimed by both New Germany and Wegmat.[13]

Present Day

After all the controversies surrounding Wegmat, its Prime Minister would push the country more politically left. In March of 2020 Wegmat would shut down due to COVID-19; precautions included travel between the United States and the in-provinces of Wegmat being restricted(unless necessary) and face masks being required in all buildings. These precautions, among others, would result in Wegmat having 0 confirmed cases. In mid-May, Wegmat entered Phase 2 of lockdown.

In May of 2020, Wegmat joined the Des Plaines Union as its third member. By mid-June, Wegmat entered Phase 3, and the Wegmat Territory Expansion Act of 2020 was passed by Parliament, where the Province of Hydrove, the Indians Boundaries Territory and Shiller Territory were added as Wegmat territory to protest potentially dangerous actions to the Des Plaines River, which went into effect on 1 July.

Between 12 July and 28 July, the Enviromental Ministry of Wegmat went on an expedition to the American states of Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Idaho.

Politics and government

Capital building of Wegmat

Wegmat is a Constitutional Monarchy. The parliament is headed by the Wegmat Prime Minister. The Members of Parliament or MPs are elected annually on 14 November via ballots sent out to Citizens. The Prime Minister and Speaker of Parliament are elected every 2 years also on 14 November. The Prime Minister is legally just an adviser to the Queen, who is the official Head of State.[14]

Parliament

The Prime Minister is the Minister of the Parliament sometimes referred to as the Prime Ministry. The Prime Minister can write acts and Speaker of Parliament are the only Members of Parliament who can write acts. The Speaker of Parliament heads Parliament when the Prime Minister can not. The three seats all vote on legislation and can all edit acts.

Law and order

The police force is called the Wegmat Authority and are responsible for all of Wegmat’s law enforcement. When a supposed criminal has been arrested they will be taken to court, where they can choose to defend themselves or call an attorney. Anything the suspect says can be used against the suspect during the trial. The punishment for any illegal activity is decided upon by the Wegmat High Judge.[15]

Ministries

Wegmat has multiple ministries to manage certain parts of Wegmat.

Provincial Departments

Each Province can create an Department for itself. For example each Province has a Department of Transportation.

Military

The Wegmat Armed Forces or WAF is made up of 3 branches, the Wegmat Marines, Wegmat Air Corp and the Wegmat Navy. Each marine used to have an airsoft gun. The marines also had a tank, made from a go-kart and cardboard, that uses shaken up soda cans as ammo using a slingshot. Later after New Germany was declared the military now mostly consist of Cenwister Military Armory and a few non-lethal and lethal weapons in the in-provinces. Wegmat have two navy vessels, the WAD Rinik and the WAD Rilik, both armed with a soda can slingshot cannons (SCSSC) as abbreviated by the WAF. The Air Corp has 1 WAC B-1 and 3 WAC A-4’s A B-1 is a “bomber” but has been put in storage. The A-4 is a “fighter” only two are in service and can be deployed. They have been 4 conflicts that Wegmat has been involved in. The Squirrel Tower Offense, the Shoe war, the NWR Conflict and Weg war 1

Political Parties

Political parties in Wegmat for both the Prime Ministry and other ministries are required to hold a political position. They’re 3 political parties in the Kingdom and used to be 5. The Founders Party is the largest party and holds 4 seats in Weg parliament. The Natetoriam Party used to be larger until the Bobbygrad secession of Wegmat. It is now held by Ben G. the Deer party is almost exclusive to Deer that hold citizenship in both Essef and Hilda.

Party Name Logo Political position Leader Date of foundation Seats
Founders Party Wegcoato.jpeg left Cole B. 30 November 2018
4 / 6
Natetoriam Party TBD Centre Ben G. May 2019
1 / 5
Stanislaus Workers Party TBD Left Leon Montan July 2020
1 / 6
Deer party Deer party.jpeg Right Level August 2019
0 / 6

Foreign relations

As of 12 May 2019, Wegmat has signed the Musaw Treaty an alliance between nations in the surrounding area. Wegmat was formerly a full member of the Parliamentary Collective of States and a former member of the Union Against Micronational War. Wegmat is a full member of the Grand Unified Micronational and the Cupertino Alliance.[16] They are also a member of the Micronational Olympic Federation and participated in the Gymnasium State 2020 Olympics.[17]

Embassies

Nation Flag Embassy Founded
Tüng Empire Tüng.png August 2019

(Closed May 2020)

Carthian Empire Carth.png August 2019
Empire of Kapreburg


(Closed June 2020)

Flag of Kapreburg.svg August 2019
Plushunia PlushuniaFlag2.png August 2019
People's Republic of Ponderosa Hills PRPH flag.png August 2019
Empire of Aenopia Empire of Aenopia flag.png September 2019
People's Republic of Orientia PRO Flag.png May 2020
People's Republic of Tesforia Tesforia Flag.png May 2020
Unified Royal States of Australis NationalAustralisFlag.png August 2020
Principality of New Eiffel Flag of New Eiffel.svg August 2020
Saspearian SaspearianFlag.jpg August 2020
Republic of Wendatia Flag of Wendatia.png September 2020

Recognized Nations

Little to no relations

Full Relations

Geography

Wegmat's most populated area is in the Chicagoland area with 4 provinces Essef, Gliffork, Natetoria and Hilda. The Kingdom also has two provinces outside of Illinois, New Finland and Cenwister. Most of Wegmat is flat. Southwestern Essef is made up of a flood plain through the woods and most of Essef and Hilda are wooded forest. Cenwister is made up of hilly fields and woods and New Finland is made up of hilly woods along a lake including an island.

Rainbow Bridge crossing the Des Plaines River in Hilda

The woodlands have a lot of flora throughout the area including many different types of trees such as sycamores, oaks, maples and some but few pines. Most landscaping in Urban Wegmat is artificial. The highest point of elevation in Wegmat is around 800 Feet (243 metres) and 690 feet in the Hilda Highlands at Point Foxtrot

Climate

The usual Chicago area climate has Great Lake temperatures, which is around 75 °F and 65% humidity in summer and 25 °F in the winter.

Climate data for Chicago (Midway Airport) South of Wegmat In-provinces, 1981–2010 normals, extremes 1928–present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 67
(19.4)
75
(23.9)
86
(30)
92
(33.3)
102
(38.9)
107
(41.7)
109
(42.8)
104
(40)
102
(38.9)
94
(34.4)
81
(27.2)
72
(22.2)
Average high °F (°C) 31.5
(-0.28)
35.8
(2.11)
46.8
(8.22)
59.2
(15.11)
70.2
(21.22)
79.9
(26.61)
84.2
(29)
82.1
(27.83)
75.3
(24.06)
62.8
(17.11)
48.6
(9.22)
35.3
(1.83)
59.4
(15.22)
Daily mean °F (°C) 24.9
(-3.94)
28.8
(-1.78)
38.9
(3.83)
50.5
(10.28)
60.9
(16.06)
71.0
(21.67)
75.9
(24.39)
74.2
(23.44)
66.4
(19.11)
54.3
(12.39)
41.6
(5.33)
29.0
(-1.67)
51.5
(10.83)
Average low °F (°C) 18.2
(-7.67)
21.7
(-5.72)
30.9
(-0.61)
41.7
(5.39)
51.6
(10.89)
62.1
(16.72)
67.5
(19.72)
66.2
(19)
57.5
(14.17)
45.7
(7.61)
34.5
(1.39)
22.7
(-5.17)
43.5
(6.39)
Record low °F (°C) −25
(-31.7)
−20
(-28.9)
−7
(-21.7)
10
(-12.2)
28
(-2.2)
35
(1.7)
46
(7.8)
43
(6.1)
29
(-1.7)
20
(-6.7)
−3
(-19.4)
−20
(-28.9)

(-17.8)
Average Precipitation inches (mm) 2.06
(52.3)
1.94
(49.3)
2.72
(69.1)
3.64
(92.5)
4.13
(104.9)
4.06
(103.1)
4.01
(101.9)
3.99
(101.3)
3.31
(84.1)
3.24
(82.3)
3.42
(86.9)
2.57
(65.3)
39.09
(992.9)
Average Snowfall inches (cm) 11.5
(29.2)
9.1
(23.1)
5.4
(13.7)
1.0
(2.5)
trace 0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
1.3
(3.3)
8.7
(22.1)
37.1
(94.2)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 10.7 8.8 11.2 11.1 11.4 10.3 9.9 9.0 8.2 10.2 11.2 11.1 123.1
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 8.1 5.5 3.8 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1.8 6.7 26.7
Source: NOAA [18]

Political Geography

Subdivisions in Wegmat are called provinces. There are 4 In-Provinces, which are located in the Chicago area, and 2 Out-Provinces, which are located further of off the main part of Wegmat. They’re 3 territories 2 in Chicago and one near New Finland.

In-Provinces

Flag Name Capital Population Incorporated
In-Provinces
Fessef.jpeg Essef Paradise City 27 2019
Fgliffork.jpeg Gliffork Xavier 48 2018
Hilda.jpeg Hilda Isadora 18 2019
Natetoria.jpeg Natetoria Natetoria City 5 2019
Hydrove Flag.jpeg Hydrove La Bamboise 23 2020

Out Provinces

Flag Name Capital Population Incorporated
Out-Provinces
Nfl.jpeg New Finland New Helsinki 3 2018
Cwl2.jpeg Cenwister Fullerton 5 2019

Territories

Flag Name Capital Population Incorporated
Organized Unincorporated Territories
TBD Little Presque Marquis 0 2019
TBD Schiller Territory Weg Chicago 61 2020
TBD Belmont Territory Boundary City 42 2020

Culture and Demographics

The main culture comes from Chicago as Wegmat is landlocked by it’s metro. But Chicagoan culture is very alive. Some people commute from Wegmat to Chicago Every day. Wegs also take day trips to Chicago. Up north in Cenwister culture is farm like and in New Finland it is Yooper like culture. Through out Western Wegmat culture is heavily derived from recreation. Many people in Wegmat sit around and play video games but other culture is prevalent. Gaming is a prevalent competition in Wegmat with eSports teams. [19] Most media exports that go through Wegmat are video games. Every year a race along highways in the Des Plaines floodland area take place with the final final 2 mile race from Fort Jerome to Evansville similar to Kapreburg’s IMASBR bike races. [20]


Demographics

Most of Wegmat citizenship is held by deer as Wegmat allows other animals to have citizenship.

Demographics of Human Wegmat
Population44
Growth rate-24
Birth rate0
Death rate0
Life expectancy
 • male29
 • female16
Fertility rate0
Net migration rate100%
Age structure
0–14 years27
15–64 years13
65 and over4
Sex ratio
Total29/16
Nationality
NationalityWegmat
Major ethnicUnited States
Minor ethnicFinland
Language
OfficialEnglish, Finnish
SpokenEnglish, Finnish

National Holidays

Wegmat has 5 holidays that are original to it’s nation and culture.

  • Founding Day - 30 November
  • Free apple day - 20 October
  • Freedom day - the first Monday of September
  • Power Day - 4 July
  • Queens Birthday - 26 May

Cuisine and Drink

Most of Wegmat's citizens are of Polish or Italian descent. This makes most food Italian or Polish. In some restaurants it’s contemporary American food. While in others or other homes it’s Italian dishes like pasta or salad or even Italian beef from Chicago, others include Polish sausages. The Pfeffer Dish is a vegetable tray with crackers and hummus. 2 drinks were originally made in Wegmat. Weg Soda is carbonated water mixed with juice and sugar and Weg Hot Drink is hot chocolate but melted caramels are put in the drink. Both of these drinks are served in most restaurants around Wegmat. Cranberry Apple Pie or Crapple Pie is a favorite in Wegmat and is baked on special occasions such as Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Architecture

Weg Architecture varies by region. In Eastern Wegmat prarie school architecture makes up some homes including the city of Xavier. Two Pine follows more traditional Red Brick style. Outside of Urban Wegmat in Western Wegmat architecture is build of wood and dirt, Fort Style with exception to Evansville, Fort Jerome and Prarik. [21] [22] [23] In New Finland it mixes log cabin and Fort Style. Cenwister has a midwest Farm house style.

Sport

Wegmat’s National Sport is whiffle ball and has a league based in Two Pine that was going to open up more locations in 2020 but has not due to the Coronavirus outbreak. WASBR officially started in 2020 but will not allow spectators and will only be on the broadcasted it’s first official season was cancelled. WASBR is similar to IMASBR in nearby Kapreburg but does not go around a circular track but in fact closes roads to hold it’s events.

Music

Most music comes from the United States and media imports. However one major act comes from Wegmat known as Toad the Coverer with Toad’s Factory.[24] Most of the population of Wegmat listens to classic rock.[25] An other lesser known album called Porn Addiction has became popular in Wegmat and other micronations related to TOES

Economy

The main export of Wegmat is milk from Cenwister, which is later turned into cheese. Media also gets exported through the “education” channel Wormhole TV. Wegmat has 7 large companies or the Big 7. The largest company in Wegmat is an agriculture company call Fullerton Dairy Service based in Cenwister that makes dairy products. Wegmat’s second largest company, Lowzboy Industries owns the channel Wormhole TV. Lowzboy makes stuff either fidget toys, infrastructure and food. The second largest Company called Berry Corp. a farming company, growing and selling most food in Essef and Hilda. Although Wegmat has a stock market Weg Master Stock Market (WMSM) where almost all businesses are held public for investments.

Agriculture

Agriculture makes up most of the economy. Companies, Fuller Dairy Service and Berry Larry help the economy an feed lots of the population. Fuller Dairy Service exports milk to the United States to Richland Center to be turned into cheese.

Media

A majority of the media in Wegmat is controlled by Lowzboy Industries, which produces entertainment, educational, and music videos. That being said, other smaller Youtube channels also control some of the industry.

Education

Education in Wegmat is provided by River Forest District 90 or OPRF School.[26] Other schools you are able to attend while also being a student at those schools are Universities. The Universities of Wegmat have different courses that are not available at those schools. The University of the Woods and Essef University have classes in survival, construction, technology, cooking, science and memeology.

Infrastructure

Wegmat has good infrastructure in the East with completely closed buildings and paved roads how ever it’s West is made of Fort Style which is not completely stable. Most cities however use For Style as it is cheap and east to use. Some highrises in the West are the most stable Fort Style buildings with the ability to hold multiple floors. Medical and other federal services of Wegmat our minimal to none in the West. First Aid Outposts make up all of Wegmat’s healthcare system with Rush Hospital in the US city of Oak Park[27] being Wegmat’s main large hospital. In the Out-Provinces infrastructure is about the same as Eastern In-provinces however with less Healthcare as they’re in rural areas.

Utility

Plumbing and Electricity is provided by ComEd, a US-based company. [28] The Wegmat Environmental Ministry proposed a solar energy plan; however, it was dismissed by the Wegmat Ministry of Utility due to its expense. The reasoning from the Prime Minister was that “Half of Wegmat doesn't use Electricity anyways, we would try too but its expense is too great.”

Transportation

Wegmat has several freeways and roads that are managed by the Ministry of Transportation. Weg Ways is a project that connects Cities for human travel. Wegmat also has airports for RC Planes and the Canadian National runs through a section of Wegmat. Wegmat Routes connect most of the country with, routes marked on already existing roads and trails.

References

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  2. "About Wegmat". Wegmat Government. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  3. https://commons.micronations.wiki/wiki/File:Falmont.joeg
  4. Original Contitution of Wegmat
  5. "Pictures of visit to the Conch Republic". Cole B. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  6. "Provinces of Wegmat". Wegmat Government. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  7. Treaty of Bobbygrad
  8. "Vote coming on River Forest deer culling program". Wednesday Journal. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  9. "River Forest deer management program". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  10. "Hilda". Wegmat General Broadcaster.becomes new province, Essef gains new territories |accessdate=2019-07-10}}
  11. "Terror in Bobbygrad". Wegmat General Broadcaster. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  12. "NWR pushed back". Wegmat General Broadcaster. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  13. "New German War ended". Wegmat General Broadcaster. Retrieved 2020-01-12.
  14. "About the Government". Wegmat Government. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  15. "About the Poloce". Wegmat Government. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  16. "27th November quorm". Grand Unified Micronational. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  17. "Wegmat Team Prepares For 2020 Games". Wegmat General Broadcaster. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
  18. "Station Name: IL CHICAGO MIDWAY AP". National Climatic Data Center. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
  19. https://teamlowz.wixsite.com/teamlowz
  20. "First season of WASBR still to happen". Wegmat General Broadcaster. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  21. https://map.fpdcc.com/#/?poi=232-Thatcher+Woods
  22. https://map.fpdcc.com/#/?poi=229-Evans+Field
  23. https://map.fpdcc.com/#/?poi=228-Jerome+Huppert+Woods
  24. "Toad's Factory". Lowzboy Music. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  25. "Mixtape of the Damned". Lowzboy Music. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
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  27. https://ww.roph.org/
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