| The Republic Of Tinland |
Ode to Joy
|- President||Anthony Barauskis|
|- Executive Branch||The President of the Republic of Tinland|
|Legislature||The National Assembly|
|Established||January 15th, 2020|
|Area claimed||128.75 feet|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time|
The Republic of Tinland
Tinland, officially the Republic of Tinland, is a self-declared micronation on the North American Continent. The Republic of Tinland is a confederation made up of four states; The Commonwealth of Hawa, the State of Sumiaya, the State of Dolora, and the State of New Port, and three territories; The Northwest Territory, the Crownburg, and the Erkon Territory. The Republic had declared independence on January 15th, 2020, the Republic holds no capital and the federal government meets wherever. The constitutional convention was held on May 6th, 2020 and the Constitution was ratification in June of the same year. The population of the Republic of Tinland is 78 people.
Official Government Website: The Republic of Tinland
The Republic of Tinland is a democratic republic. The federal confederation is vested in the National Assembly. The National Assembly is composed of delegates from each State and Territory of the confederation. The National Assembly has the power to; create and enforce treaties, create legislation, regulate and determine commerce with all foreign states, regulating the value of the republic currency, engage and determine peace and war, grant specific pardons, and establish committees and other bodies. The presiding officer and executive authority of the confederation are the President of the Republic. The position has no power besides; voting in a tie, signing or vetoing legislation, and proposing laws. The President of the Republic has the constitutional right to count the votes and take attendance, but in practice, those jobs went to clerks of the National Assembly.
The Constitution of the Republic of Tinland describes a process for how the federal government could deal with controversies between two or more states, from that time, the National Assembly has adopted two laws that amend that process. As of the "Judicial Act of 2021", the Federal Court is composed of two judges and multiple jury members. The court has no official jurisdiction outside of the federal or local governments, due to it being necessary that all court decisions must be held up by the parties involved.
No political parties or movements have been proclaimed or started within the confederation, but it has been said, that out of the seventeen delegates of the National Assembly, seven are considered conservative, eight are considered liberal, and two are considered neither.
The Republic of Tinland has an open foreign policy, requests are only allowed through Gmail.
Micronations/countries that recognizes the Republic of Tinland:
Micronations/countries that the Republic of Tinland recognizes:
- All 193 recognized countries of the United Nations
- Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
- Republic of Somaliland
- The Holy See
- Republic of Kosovo
Micronations formerly recognized by the Republic of Tinland:
- Vancouver Island Soviet Socialist Republic (Dissolved)
The Republic of Tinland founded and was a member of the Economic Union of Micronation States along with some of its allies, but on January 21st, 2021, the Republic pulled out from the international organization after no communication between its members. On the same day, another motion to derecognize the EUMS had failed by two votes. While the Republic is no longer a member, the confederation continues to have good economic relations with its allies.
On May 20th, 2021, the President of the Republic received news that the Grand Unified Micronational had voted to allow the Republic of Tinland to become an Observer Member. Once the news had reached the at-the-time adjourned National Assembly, a delegate to the State of New Port had said "[joining GUM] would bring a new face to the Republic, this movement will allow the Republic of Tinland to become a major player on the world stage...". While the President of the Republic had said later on "The Republic is excited to [work with] micronations for international co-operation".
The Republic of Tinland has no federal or universal military or militia under the sovereignty of the federal government. However, the National Assembly allows each State and Territory to create and sustain their own militias for their own defenses. However, controversy has filled the militia's over a controversial act passed by the National Assembly, creating a federal tribunal for soldiers who violate laws of the Republic. Its main controversy is that the Constitution states that; "...may be allowed to create and sustain their own militia for the purposes of defending themselves […] members shall be bounded by a trust oath..." (Constitution of the Republic of Tinland; Art. 15). Some have taken that sentence saying that the local governments (being the States and Territories) could only control their militias, others have said that a federal tribunal could be able to provide for a sole army while still being seven separate ones.
The Republic of Tinland receives Midwestern weather year around. The confederation, on average, receives rainfall 122 days per year. It receives on average about 39 inches of rain and 30 inches of snow per year. With it being in the northern hemisphere, it receives spring and summer between March to September, while for the rest of the year is autumn and winter. It receives its hottest around July, with an average of 84 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius), and at its coldest around January, it is 15 degrees Fahrenheit (-9 degrees Celsius).
The Republic of Tinland has its own currency titled "the tinlandian dollar". The tinlandian dollar is composed of one's, five's, ten's, twenty's, and one hundred's, previously the Republic of Tinland used the US dollars before the "Currency Act of 2020", was passed by the National Assembly. The exchange rate of the tinlandian dollar compared to the United States Dollars is 0.10:1, or in other words, for one tinlandian dollar, it is worth ten cents in United States currency. All of the money in the federal treasury of the confederation as been received by the States and Territories through taxes, each State and Territory must pay the National Assembly a certain amount for the continuing the confederation, but all of the money was raised by the taxes set by the local governments due to the Republic of Tinland not being able to set direct taxes on its citizens.
The territory of the Republic of Tinland is composed of equal members, four States, and three Territories. The States (Hawa, Sumiaya, Dolora, and New Port), have multiple delegates in the National Assembly are the most populated, the Commonwealth of Hawa holds the only in-land port in the entire micronation where all imports and exports of the confederation are handled. The Territories (The Northwest Territory, The Crownburg, and the Nikon Territory), only hold one delegate each, due to them being smaller populated. The Republic of Tinland holds no disputed territory with any micronation but is completely claimed by the United States.
The geography of the Republic of Tinland is plain. The confederation sits on a hill on the surrounding lands. A three sits on the northwest side of the micronation within the Northwest Territory, while a small body of water is divided between the borders of the Crownburg and the Erkon Territory. For most of the western, northwestern, northern, northeastern, and eastern, boundaries of the confederation, sits a small wall that divides the confederation from the United States, although the boundary has raised concerns since the wall has been leaning into United States territory.