The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia

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The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia
Flag of Ameristralia
Flag
Crest of Ameristralia
Crest
Motto: Aequalitas, Libertas
Anthem: Advance Ameristralia Fair
Red circle denotes location of Ameristralia within Australia
Red circle denotes location of Ameristralia within Australia
LocationLocated within Victoria, Australia
CapitalPort Melton
LargestPort Melton (9)
Official languagesAmeristralian English
ReligionSecular
DemonymAmeristralian
GovernmentConstitutional Mayorship
• Lord Mayor
David Brooke
• Chief Minister
Greg Matthews
LegislatureMunicipal Assembly
Establishment
• Founding of The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia
13 August 2021
15 August 2021
• Became a Full Member of the Micronational Community of Australia
16 August 2021
• Delcared independence from the Commonwealth of Australia
3 September 2021
Population
• 2021 estimate
15
• 2021 census
9
CurrencyAmeristralian Dollar (§AMR)
Time zoneAmeristralian Standard Time UTC+10:00
National animalWedge tailed eagle


The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia, (/əˈmɛr.ɪ.stræljə/ (About this sound (listen)) or Ah-mare-ah-stral-eea) commonly known as Ameristralia, is a self-declared independent municipality within Victoria, Australia. It is often referred to by outside observers as a micronation. Ameristralia was founded on 13 August 2021 by David Brooke. Ameristralia is a signatory of the Citadel Accords and maintains embassies to assist travellers to and from the nation in all signatory states.

Ameristralia was created as a learning tool for children.

Etymology

The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia gets its name from the dual citizenship held by the founder, who is an American and Australian citizen. As a sovereign micronation with such a small land claim (1216m2), municipality was chosen.

History

Ameristralia was created to teach his children about government and economics in a simulated environment. After the naming of the micronation, the flag was commissioned. On 3 September 2021, Ameristralia declared its independence from Australia.

The first Municipal Assembly elections were announced in November of the same year, to take place in early 2022.


Government and politics

The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia is a constitutional monarchy with a multi-party unicameral parliament.

The Municipal Assembly is the legislative branch of government. Members of the Assembly are elected in February of each year. Candidates for the Municipal Assembly must be members of one of Ameristralia's recognised political parties. Currently, three official parties exist - Reform and Justice Party,


Law and order

The Supreme High Court of The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia is the highest court and consists of three Justices appointed by the Executive Council and accepted by the Lord Mayor for their lifetime.

Justices must have a background in the law in order to be appointed to the Court. The Chief Justice must have formerly presided as a judge, while Justices must have officially practiced Laws.

The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia does not require the renunciation of prior citizenships to become a naturalised citizen.

Voting is compulsory for every citizen, including overseas-residing citizens, unless an exemption applies.

Foreign relations

The Lord Mayor is the Head of State and the official representative of Ameristralia overseas. They have the authority to send delegates to international posts and engage in foreign treaties and organisations. International treaties must be ratified by the Municipal Assembly before they officially take effect.

The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia was a member of the Alliance of Unified Democratic Independent Micronations and Executive Council member state, until it was decommissioned by the Founder. HE David Brooke held the Secretary of Membership position. Ameristralia is a full member of the Micronational Community of Australia.

Ameristralia and The State of Norton signed the Citadel Accords on 28 August 2021. The Citadel Accords are an economic and military support agreement between the two nations. Ameristralia has developed and maintains diplomatic relations with a number of micronations.

Military

The Royal Ameristralian Defence Forces is the military force of Ameristralia. It comprises the Royal Ameristralian Army and the Royal Ameristralian Navy, which serve as the defence forces of the nation.

Geography and climate

Ameristralia is located northwest of the Victorian capital city of Melbourne, at an elevation of three metres above sea level. It has warm, dry summers and mildly cold, dry winters.

The wettest months are August to October. The hottest month is January. It does not snow in Ameristralia.

Climate data for Ameristalia[a] (1991–2020)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 45.6
(114.1)
46.4
(115.5)
41.7
(107.1)
34.9
(94.8)
28.7
(83.7)
22.4
(72.3)
23.3
(73.9)
26.5
(79.7)
31.4
(88.5)
36.9
(98.4)
40.9
(105.6)
43.7
(110.7)
Average high °C (°F) 27.0
(80.6)
26.9
(80.4)
24.6
(76.3)
21.1
(70)
17.6
(63.7)
15.1
(59.2)
14.5
(58.1)
15.9
(60.6)
18.1
(64.6)
20.5
(68.9)
22.9
(73.2)
24.8
(76.6)
20.8
(69.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 21.6
(70.9)
21.7
(71.1)
19.6
(67.3)
16.5
(61.7)
13.7
(56.7)
11.7
(53.1)
11.0
(51.8)
11.9
(53.4)
13.8
(56.8)
15.7
(60.3)
17.9
(64.2)
19.6
(67.3)
16.23
(61.21)
Average low °C (°F) 16.1
(61)
16.4
(61.5)
14.6
(58.3)
11.8
(53.2)
9.8
(49.6)
8.2
(46.8)
7.5
(45.5)
7.9
(46.2)
9.4
(48.9)
10.9
(51.6)
12.8
(55)
14.3
(57.7)
11.6
(52.9)
Record low °C (°F) 5.5
(41.9)
4.5
(40.1)
2.8
(37)
1.5
(34.7)
−1.1
(30)
−2.2
(28)
−2.8
(27)
−2.1
(28.2)
−0.5
(31.1)
0.1
(32.2)
2.5
(36.5)
4.4
(39.9)
-2.8
(27)
Average Rainfall mm (inches) 44.2
(1.74)
50.2
(1.976)
39.0
(1.535)
53.2
(2.094)
43.9
(1.728)
49.5
(1.949)
39.8
(1.567)
47.0
(1.85)
54.5
(2.146)
55.8
(2.197)
63.3
(2.492)
60.9
(2.398)
600.9
(23.657)
Average rainy days (≥ 1mm) 5.6 5.0 5.5 7.1 8.1 8.6 8.3 9.4 9.8 9.0 7.7 6.5 90.6
Sunshine hours 272.8 228.8 226.3 186.0 142.6 123.0 136.4 167.4 186.0 226.3 225.0 263.5 2,384.1
Source no. 1: Bureau of Meteorology.[1][2][3]
Source no. 2: Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne Airport (sunshine hours)[4]


Economy

Front of the §500 Ameristralian banknote

The official currency of the Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia is the Ausican (§AUSA). It was formerly a BEP2 token on the Binance testnet. The Ausican was pegged to the price of two four-packs of Four'N Twenty Meat Pies, as priced by Woolworths.

It has recently been changed to a banknote. The Ausican banknote is pegged to the Australian dollar at a rate of §1000 to $1.
Fiat Australian and the United States Dollars are also accepted as legal tender in Ameristralia.

Taxes are collected by the government of the municipality to fund health, infrastructure, and immigration initiatives.

Ameristralia's economy is currently small. There are no major exports. The government is looking to establish itself as a producer of goods rather than the consumer.


National Holidays

The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia celebrates the following National Holidays

List of Holidays of Ameristalia
Date Event
1 January New Year's Day
19 February Lord Mayor's Birthday
17 April

(in 2022)

Easter Sunday
18 April

(in 2022)

Easter Monday
25 April ANZAC Day
2nd Sunday in May Mother's Day
Last Monday in May Memorial Day
3rd Sunday in June Father's Day
13 August Foundation Day
3 September Sovereignty Day
1st Sunday in September Father's Day (observed)
31 October Costume Day
Last Friday in November Thanksgiving Friday
24 December Christmas Eve
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day
31 December New Year's Eve


References and notes

References

  1. "Climate statistics for MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE". Climate statistics for Australian locations. Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  2. "Highest Temperature - 086071". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  3. "Lowest Temperature - 086071". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  4. Template:BoM Aust stats

Notes

  1. Taken from the Melbourne Regional Office