Commonwealth of former Zealandian Colonial Possessions
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| CZCP |
Latin: There is nothing to despair
|New York, Oregon, Malta |
|Official language(s)||English, Zealandian|
|- King of Zealandia||Volfym I|
|- Acting Prime Minister||Alex Ulbricht|
|Established||February 15, 2013|
|National animal||German Shepherd|
The Commonwealth of former Zealandian Colonial Possessions, (/ziːˈlændiə/; zee-LAND-ear or zə-LAND-ear) is a micronation located in Europe and North America. It was formerly a Kingdom and a federal republic when it transitioned into a triarchy and then monarchy on the 15th of February, 2013, after President Charlotte Lindstrom committed a coup.
Zealandia's name comes from the name of the continent of Zealandia. The name has been decided by Robert Kennedy and Charlotte Lindstrom, reasoning that the name sounded like a real nation's name and that it would be an easily recognisable name for a nation.
The Kingdom of Zealandia was founded on the February 28th, 2010. Upon its founding, an election was called for, in which Robert Kennedy was elected Prime Minister, with a Progressive Party majority. On December 28, 2010 Sebastian Linden led the Social Democratic Party to its biggest electoral victory. The Kingdom was reformed into a Grand Duchy on the 5th of January 2011 and joined in union with the Principality of Eleytheria which effectively ended with the succession of Eleytheria from the Union. The Kingdom was reinstated on 21 February 2011. On the 22nd of that same month, the Kingdom was battered by a second earthquake which caused major damage to Denton and the other provinces located around Christchurch New Zealand, With some citizens narrowly escaping injury or death both in Christchurch City Center and in the Suburbs of Christchurch.
On December 1, 2011, Joseph Puglisi led the Best Party of Zealandia (as it was called) to electoral victory, marking the first time an openly socialist party had won. Between February 4 and 8 2012 a period of civil conflict took place with a break away nation named the Republic of Zealandia being formed. Soon absorbed by Zealandia which resulted in the establishment of the office of President of Zealandia.
On May 14, 2012 politicians within Zealandia voted to accept the Nemkhav Federation Stability Mission in Zealandia (Zealandian: Nemkawðamtøk Stabulteit Misjon i Zålandien, abbreviated: NFSM or NðSM)after it was proposed by the former Zealandian Prime Minister and at the time current Prime Minister of the Nemkhav Federation Marka Mejakhansk and Nemkhav President Alex Ulbricht in an effort to repair Zealandia's constitutional status. Tensions rose between the Zealandian Parliament and King Haakon with Nemkhav Foreign Minister J.J Hakimoto which led to Charlotte removing the mission on May 27, 2012. An international committee was held on the Zealandian constitution afterwards with the subsequent amendment being approved in a referendum on June 9, 2012. On August 1, 2012, the Winter Revolution occurred sparking the declaration of the Federal Republic of Zealandia over the Kingdom. On February 12, 2013, then President Haakon resigned from presidency and 3 days later on the 15th couped the Acting President Alex Ulbricht. Yaroslav I, Volfym I and Ciprian saw that something had to be done about the state of Zealandia and all three claimed the throne to Zealandia. After some discussion, they agreed to form the Triarchy of Zealandia and on the 16th appointed Alex Ulbricht to be Acting Prime Minister. Yaroslav I and Ciprian left the Triarchy soon after, and it renamed itself and renounced all Oceanic claims and the GUM seat.
Zealandia’s physical geography is extremely varied. The nation has landscapes ranging from wide open spaces to sheer cliffs and hills.
The CZCP recognises two official Languages, English and Zealandian. Other recognised, but not official, languages are Volfer and Swedish. In addition to these languages Zealandia has previously used German, Francilish, Icelandic, Te Reo Māori, Dutch, Irish and Tianish.
Government and politics
Zealandian culture is largely influenced by Nordic cultures.