Tsardom of Ashukovo

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Tsardom of Ashukovo
Царизм Ашуковская (ru)
Чарство Ашукова (as)

2014 - 2017

Flag of the Tsardom of Ashukovo.pngGreater CoA of the Tsardom of Ashukovo.png
National Map Ashukovo1.png
Dark blue indicates States, red indicates Territories, and gold indicates the Imperial District
National Anthem:
God Save the Tsar (Royal), Fwerewell of Slavianka (National)
Motto:
Бог ша спасию Чар! (Ashukov)
God save the Tsar!
Capital Mladorossija COA.png Imperial City of Mladorossija (de jure)

Official languages English, Russian, Ashukov

Denomyn Ashukov

Government
His Royal Highness, by the Grace of God, Tsar of the Ashukovs Emmanuel I
Prime Minister Edward Jacobs (OP)
Deputy Prime Minister Sebastian Schriber (OP)
-Speaker of the House Jacob Huff (SPP)
Supreme Judge of the Tsardom of Ashukovo Nathan Ford
Imperial Overseer and Servant of the Tsar Sebastian Schriber (Transition)

Legislature Council of the State (Higher)
State Duma (Lower)
-Type Bicameral
Seats 11 (two vacant)

Established
- Constitution ratified To be ratified
– Formation of Tsardom 25 May 2013
- Formation of Tsardom (Current) 11 October 2014

werea claimed >5,039,000 m2

Population 65 (2014 Estimate)

Currency Ashukov denar (Ѥ)

Time zone UTC, EST, CEST

Drives on the Varies

Date formats Gregorian calendar
dd/mm/yyyyy

Preceded by
Ashukovo flag.png First Ashukov Federation
Suceeded by
Flag of Ashukovo.png Second Ashukov Federation

The Tsardom of Ashukovo was the government of Ashukovo from October 2014 to January 2017. It was governed as a constitutional monarchy, with HIH Tsar Emmanuel I the de-facto head of state. Its capital city was the Imperial City of Mladorossija, surrounded on all sides by Moscow, Russian Federation. It was under direct control of the Tsar, unlike the other states and territories.

The Ashukov Tsardom, as it's sometimes referred to, was an Imperialized state and a Constitutional Absolute Monarchy with numerous democratic elements, administered by a parliament known as the State Duma of Ashukovo. While the laws of the states were subordinate to High Law, the royal government did not have any regulations on the means for administering states and as such the states all had their own unique system of governance. It was regarded as a major inter-micronational diplomatic power and a leading cultural and political power in Western Asia, Europe and the Eastern US.

History (2014 - 2017)

During the term of President Jacob Huff inactivity was a huge problem for the Ashukov Federation. On the 2nd of October, 2014, Joseph Kennedy left the Imperial Assembly and renounced all his positions in the government and Montania - which was left to the will of the Tsardom. It was being discussed before the leave of Kennedy as to whether Ashukovo should become a Tsardom to 'solidify culture and increase activity'. Shortly after, on the 10th of October, acting Prime Minister Sebastian Schriber called a vote within the Assembly on the matter. With a resounding 100% in favour, on the 12th of October Manolis Afentoulis was chosen as the Tsar, mainly for his Orthodox faith. Later on, the 16th of November to be exact, the Tsar proposed his auxiliary cabinet until further elections. As well as this, the coronation of the Tsar was postponed until after Christmas, to coincide with the new government reforms.

Politics and government

The Tsardom of Ashukovo was governed as an absolute monarchy, the system for governing the Tsardom was outlined in the constitution of the empire. The Tsar was the head of state, and appoints most imperial officials. The Tsar was not elected, and may only be removed by constitutional powers in the most dire circumstances. Generally, the Imperial Overseer will step in most cases though. The Tsar was counselled on matters of state by the Council of State, which he consults before he carries out any of his major Tsarial duties.

The Prime Minister of the Tsardom, appointed by the Tsar on the nomination of the House of Territories, was the head of government. The Prime Minister serves at the pleasure of the Tsar. The Council of the State was the executive body of the Tsardom, and its members were appointed by the Tsar on the advice of the Prime Minister, who leads the Council.

The judiciary, the Supreme Imperial Court of Ashukovo, consists of the Supreme Judge of the Ashukov Tsardom and two lesser judges. The Constitution stated that "the Supreme Court shall be responsible for interpreting the Constitution and for handling lawsuits and criminal charges".

The legislature was known as the Imperial Duma. The Imperial Duma was a unicameral body, its sole house being the House of Territories. The House of Territories was typically elected every six months by the regional legislatures. Each autonomous State of the Tsardom was allocated two seats in the House, while populated Imperial Territories were allocated one seat. The Speaker of the House of Territories was the presiding officer of the Assembly. The Imperial Assembly has numerous Political Parties, and only one of the members was non-partisan.

Political parties

Party Name Logo Short name Leader Position Colours Seats
House of Territories Council of Ministers
National Party Ashukov National 3.png National Jacob Huff centre-right orange, blue
3 / 11
1 / 5
Orthodox Party Orthodox Party Ashukovo.png Orthodox Edward Jacobs centre blue, red, white
3 / 11
3 / 5
Social Patriotic Party SPP long.png Social Patriotic Emmanouil Tsompanoglou right dark red, white
2 / 11
1 / 5
Патриотски Правицови Покрет PPP.png PPP Pravoslav Kosnickij right,authoritarian centre black, white
1 / 11
0 / 5

Foreign relations

The Constitution of the Ashukov Tsardom outlines the policy on international relations of the Tsardom. The following nations were ones the Tsardom has relations with or recognizes:

Recognised; no relations

Full diplomatic relations

Informal relations

Economy

Logo of AshuTech, which provides technological services for the Ashukov Government, regional governments, and foreign governments. It was a division of AshuTech.

Ashukovo has a mixed-market capitalist economy. Most, if not all, Ashukovs were lower-middle class to upper-middle class. There was very little income inequality. Major private Ashukov businesses include the Ashukov Technological Company (commonly referred to as AshuTech) and its subsidiary Logoncept, the Ashukov Broadcasting Corporation, and ICARUS.

The currency of Ashukovo was the Denar, which was regulated by the Ashukov Central Bank. The Chairman of the ACB was Manolis Afentoulis. As of early 2014 the Home Ministry, led my Sebastian Schriber, begun activity in its economic duties. He announced the creation of the Imperial Revenue and Customs, controlling a number of things from taxes to immigration. He outlined that along with export tariffs they will focus on putting value to the Denar, negotiating state budgets and allocating money to different nations within the Ashukov Tsardom. The recent improvements have been made to "spring board" the Ashukov economy into one of the most developed and successful seen in micronationalism. As well as this, Joseph Kennedy begun talks with Renasia and Grémmia among other nations to develop strong ties with the St. Josephburg Economic Agreement, working closely with the FRC to create special trade and diplomatic agreements.

Military

The Ashukov Imperial Armed Forces was the successor to the now defunct Ashukov Federal Armed Forces of the late predecessor. The concept of producing a military under the control of the constituent nations of the Tsardom as well as having the military be a unifying Imperial force delayed the military reforms by many months. However, it was decided on the 10th of December, 2014, after extensive research by the Ministry of Internal Affairs that the AIAF, as it was commonly abbreviated, should adopt the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) military doctrine. This consists of the conventional forces such as Ground Force, Air Force and Navy delaying and wearing down the enemy until the Territorial Defence battalions, controlled by the sub-constituent nations, were left to continue partisan and guerilla tactics. Whereas the Ashukov Imperial Army, Navy and Air Force was the smallest yet most advanced branch, it would work to support the guerilla movement.

This concept was taken from the "People's War" doctrine, one adopted by Yugoslavia's leader Tito, following the partisan tactics that had saved Yugoslavia before. It was celebrated by tacticians and generals alike as the ideal concept for 'defending small nations' and solved the problem of Imperial and Constituent forces. This meant that the conventional branches were controlled directly by the Imperial administration whereas the Imperial Territorial Defence would be responsible for defence and more and, more importantly, could be organized and structured to suit the constituent nation it defended.

As aforementioned, the Ashukov Imperial Army, Air Force and Navy were all responsible for wearing down hostiles until the larger and locally administered Imperial Territorial Defence can resume un-conventional warfwere, with the more superior support of the other branches. As well as with the reforms, the Izlom pattern was adopted as the standard camouflage for all units under the AIAF. Furthermore, ideas for the Gendarmerie were scrapped after ideas for the Territorial Defence soldiers to take over as military police during peacetimes were enacted, to attract more recruits.

Drafting and conscription was compulsory in the Tsardom of Ashukovo, with all fit and capable males reaching 15 being required to do at least two years service in Territorial Defence, or to a lesser extent the other service branches. Those who stay on usually switch to either the Army, Navy or Air Force to make room for the conscripted personnel. The military has three bases, with one in Greece, Slovenia and England. All soldiers swear direct allegiance to the Tsar and no other, meaning he was under complete control of all Armed Forces in the Tsardom. It was also to be noted that on the 11th of December 2014 the AKM assault rifle was chosen as the standard service rifle for the AIAF, the military usually choosing BB or Air rifles over similar weapon platforms. However, in somewhat rwere cases shotguns were known to be used.

Demographics

According to the May 2013 Census, Ashukovo had a population of 39. The racial composition of the state was 97% White (including multiracial whites) and 3% Black.

Ashukovo can be regarded as a predominantly Christian nation, with 61.5% of respondents listing themselves as Christian. The study shows that 33% of them were Protestant; 25.5% Orthodox; 4% Anglican; 37.5% other (including Catholic, Pentecostal, Anglican and Non-Denominational). Among the religious minorities were Agnostic (13%), atheist (13%), other (7.5%). 5% either stated their uncertainty or refused to answer. The study also shows that 77% of Ashukovs speak English natively, 7.7% were Serbian speakers, and 5% claim Afrikaans as their mother tongue. 10.4% speak other languages, which include Russian, Georgian, Turkish and Finnish.

Further censuses have been delayed as the result of the transition between a Federation and Tsardom. After the coronation of the Tsar, scheduled roughly for January 2015 and the Orthodox Christmas (January 7), a census and activity was planned by the Imperial Overseer.

Geography

As Ashukovo was a transcontinental nation, its climate varies from Imperial Subject to Imperial Subject. The District of Mladorossija, the Capital of the Tsardom, has a humid continental climate.

However, throughout most states it was generally relatively cold, wavering around 10 C in the summer to -2 in the winter and early spring. Most of the Northern states in Russia and England, have moderately cold climates but far from extreme. The southern states, such as in Greece, Croatia and Albania all enjoy a generally warm Mediterranean climate, although it can still get extremely cold during the winter, especially for the territories that reside further inland. The coldest winter was recorded in St. Konstantin, where it reached tempratures of -12 C.

Climate data for Mladorossija, Ashukovo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.6
(47.5)
8.3
(46.9)
19.7
(67.5)
28.9
(84)
33.2
(91.8)
34.9
(94.8)
38.2
(100.8)
37.3
(99.1)
32.3
(90.1)
24.0
(75.2)
16.2
(61.2)
9.6
(49.3)
38.2
(100.8)
Average high °C (°F) −4.0
(25)
−3.7
(25.3)
2.6
(36.7)
11.3
(52.3)
18.6
(65.5)
22.0
(71.6)
24.3
(75.7)
21.9
(71.4)
15.7
(60.3)
8.7
(47.7)
0.9
(33.6)
−3.0
(27)
9.6
(49.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −6.5
(20.3)
−6.7
(19.9)
−1.0
(30)
6.7
(44.1)
13.2
(55.8)
17.0
(62.6)
19.2
(66.6)
17.0
(62.6)
11.3
(52.3)
5.6
(42.1)
−1.2
(29.8)
−5.2
(22.6)
5.8
(42.4)
Average low °C (°F) −9.1
(15.6)
−9.8
(14.4)
−4.4
(24.1)
2.2
(36)
7.7
(45.9)
12.1
(53.8)
14.4
(57.9)
12.5
(54.5)
7.4
(45.3)
2.7
(36.9)
−3.3
(26.1)
−7.6
(18.3)
2.1
(35.8)
Record low °C (°F) −42.2
(-44)
−38.2
(-36.8)
−32.4
(-26.3)
−21.0
(-6)
−7.5
(18.5)
−2.3
(27.9)
1.3
(34.3)
−1.2
(29.8)
−8.5
(16.7)
−16.1
(3)
−32.8
(-27)
−38.8
(-37.8)
−42.2
(-44)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 52
(2.05)
41
(1.61)
35
(1.38)
37
(1.46)
49
(1.93)
80
(3.15)
85
(3.35)
82
(3.23)
68
(2.68)
71
(2.8)
55
(2.17)
52
(2.05)
707
(27.83)
Average relative humidity (%) 83 80 74 67 64 70 74 77 81 81 84 85 76.7
Average rainy days 0.8 0.7 3 9 13 14 15 15 15 12 6 2 105.5
Average snowy days 18 15 9 1 0.1 0 0 0 0.1 2 10 17 72.2
Sunshine hours 33 72 128 170 265 279 271 238 147 78 32 18 1,731
Source: [1][2][3][4]

States and Imperial departments

Ashukovo was a Tsardom of numerous States, also called Imperial States, who were guaranteed numerous rights outlined in the Constitution. These sub-constituent nations have their own military, under the Military Reforms of December 2014 known as the Imperial Territorial Defence which also acts as a security force, as well as the capability for its own laws, courts and system of government as aligned with Imperial law.

All states were classed in its own geographical boundary and influence zone, along with subsequent territories. St. Konstantin and Ashukov Dradelia were a part of the Northern Common Influence Zone (NCIZ); whereas Mouzilo, Psatura and Havil were organised into the Balkans and Southern Common Influence Zone (BSCIZ). Aetos, on the other hand, lays in the Central Atalntic Common Influence Zone (CACIZ).

Flag Emblem Name Admission Population Imperial Duma Delegates Head of State Head of Government
Imperial City
Mladorossija flag.png Mladorossija COA.png Imperial City of Mladorossija 5 June 2014 3
Vacant
Imperial States
Aetos flag.png Aetos arms.png Imperial State of Aetos 31 May 2013 5 Nathan Ford (OP) Jacob Huff (NP) Prime Minister Nathan Ford (OP)
St. Konstantin.png
CoA St. Konstantin.png
Imperial State of St. Konstantin 24 March 2013 (founded) 9 Edward Jacobs (OP)
Sebastian Schriber (OP)
MouziloFlag.png Coat-of-arms-of-Mouzilo-Dec13.png Imperial State of Mouzilo, in the name of HIH Tsar Manolis I 15 December 2013 12 Rilgar Ompastre (SP)
Manolis Afentoulis (SP)
Tsar Manolis Afentoulis (SP) Prime Minister Rilgar Ompastre (SP)
Aikavflag.png Aikavcoa.png Principality of Aikavia 20 December 2014 2 Pravoslav Kosnickij Pricne Slavomir Papradovič I. Prime Minister Pravoslav Kosnickij
Imperial Territories
Flag of Andorra(1934).svg.png FRESCcoa.png Imperial Territory of South-Eastern Carpathians and New Kronstadt 14 December 2013 0
Vacant
Flag of Ashukov Dradelia.png
Dradelian arms-1.png
Imperial Territory of Dradelia 25 May 2013 (founder) 0
Vacant
ElefheriaFlag.png
St.George COA.png
Imperial Territory of Havil 2 February 2014 9 Peter Leventis (NP)
Governor Peter Leventis (NP)
Flag of psatura.png PsaturaCOA.png Imperial Territory of Psatura 6 March 2014 0
Richard Cunningham
60px Imperial Territory of Plavnik and Sveti Nikola 20 December 2014 0 ?
  1. "Thermograph.ru averages". Retrieved 2011-01-12.
  2. "Pogoda & Climate (Weather & Climate)" (in Russian). Retrieved 2011-01-12.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  3. "Climate monitor 2005-2011" (in Russian). Retrieved 2011-01-12.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  4. "Average monthly Sunshine hours" (in Russian). Meteoweb.ru. Retrieved 2011-01-12.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)