United States of Antarctica

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United States of Antarctica
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30/09/2014 — 19/12/2014

Flag of the United States of Antarctica.pngCoat of Arms of the United States of Antarctica.png

Motto
One Continent,One Nation
Anthem
Anthem of the United States of Antarctica
Map of the United States of Antarctica.png
Capital city New Washington
Largest city New Washington
Official language(s) English (Official language),Italian and Russian (Secondary languages)
Official religion(s) Religious freedom
Demonym Antarctic
Government Federal Presidential Republic
- President Sebastian Kennedy
- Premier Kathryn Bennett
Established 30 September 2014
Area claimed Antarctica (14,000,000 km2)
Population Unknow
Time zone (GMT+12)
National sport Hockey
National animal Penguin
Patron saint St. Peter

The United States of Antarctica (unofficially U.S.A.) was a micronation Republic,based in Antarctica.
It received the political legacy of the not more living Antarctic Kingdom.

Etymology

The name United States of Antarctica comed from the kind of government (Federate States) and from the name of the continent,Antarctica.

History

In 30 September 2014,the Antarctic Kingdom annexed of the remaining Antarctic territory,and the King Fabrizio I declared the end of the Antarctic Kingdom,and the born of the United States of Antarctica,changing the national government from Kingdom to Federate Republic.
In 19 December,a referendum did in the eight states of the United States of Antarctica in 12 November 2014 was approved by the Parliament,and signed the end of the micronations,and the restoring of the Antarctic Treaty.

Geography

Positioned asymmetrically around the South Pole and largely south of the Antarctic Circle, Antarctica is the southernmost continent and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean; alternatively, it may be considered to be surrounded by the southern Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, or by the southern waters of the World Ocean. It covers more than 14,000,000 km2 (5,400,000 sq mi),making it the fifth-largest continent, about 1.3 times as large as Europe. The coastline measures 17,968 km (11,165 mi) and is mostly characterized by ice formations.

Antarctica is divided in two by the Transantarctic Mountains close to the neck between the Ross Sea and the Weddell Sea. The portion west of the Weddell Sea and east of the Ross Sea is called West Antarctica and the remainder East Antarctica, because they roughly correspond to the Western and Eastern Hemispheres relative to the Greenwich meridian.

About 98% of Antarctica is covered by the Antarctic ice sheet, a sheet of ice averaging at least 1.6 km (1.0 mi) thick. The continent has about 90% of the world's ice (and thereby about 70% of the world's fresh water). If all of this ice were melted, sea levels would rise about 60 m (200 ft).In most of the interior of the continent, precipitation is very low, down to 20 mm (0.8 in) per year; in a few "blue ice" areas precipitation is lower than mass loss by sublimation and so the local mass balance is negative. In the dry valleys, the same effect occurs over a rock base, leading to a desiccated landscape.
West Antarctica is covered by the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The sheet has been of recent concern because of the real, if small, possibility of its collapse. If the sheet were to break down, ocean levels would rise by several metres in a relatively geologically short period of time, perhaps a matter of centuries. Several Antarctic ice streams, which account for about 10% of the ice sheet, flow to one of the many Antarctic ice shelves: see ice-sheet dynamics.

East Antarctica lies on the Indian Ocean side of the Transantarctic Mountains and comprises Coats Land, Queen Maud Land, Enderby Land, Mac. Robertson Land, Wilkes Land, and Victoria Land. All but a small portion of this region lies within the Eastern Hemisphere. East Antarctica is largely covered by the East Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Vinson Massif, the highest peak in Antarctica at 4,892 m (16,050 ft), is located in the Ellsworth Mountains. Antarctica contains many other mountains, on both the main continent and the surrounding islands. Mount Erebus on Ross Island is the world's southernmost active volcano. Another well-known volcano is found on Deception Island, which is famous for a giant eruption in 1970. Minor eruptions are frequent and lava flow has been observed in recent years.
Other dormant volcanoes may potentially be active.In 2004, an underwater volcano was found in the Antarctic Peninsula by American and Canadian researchers.This unnamed volcano may be active.

Antarctica is home to more than 70 lakes that lie at the base of the continental ice sheet. Lake Vostok, discovered beneath Russia's Vostok Station in 1996, is the largest of these subglacial lakes. It was once believed that the lake had been sealed off for 500,000 to one million years but a recent survey suggests that, every so often, there are large flows of water from one lake to another.

There is some evidence, in the form of ice cores drilled to about 400 m (1,300 ft) above the water line, that Lake Vostok's waters may contain microbial life. The frozen surface of the lake shares similarities with Jupiter's moon, Europa. If life was discovered in Lake Vostok, it would strengthen the argument for the possibility of life on Europa.On 7 February 2008, a NASA team embarked on a mission to Lake Untersee, searching for extremophiles in its highly alkaline waters. If found, these resilient creatures could further bolster the argument for extraterrestrial life in extremely cold, methane-rich environments.

Politic

Within the United States of Antarctica,the Parliament of the United States of Antarctica represented the government of the Republic. It was divided in two branches: "Congress" and "Senate",each one with 50 seats avaible. People was able to vote for Congress elections after that they becomed 18 years old,for Senate elections age required for can vote was 20. For candidatures into Congress,people must was 18 years old at the least,for Senate age was 30.

Political Parties

Within the United States of Antarctica,there was 2 politic parties.

Party Name Emblem Short Name Leader Position Colour Seats
Congress Assembly Senate Assembly
Democratic Party of Antarctica 140px DPA Michael Winslett Social liberalism Light Blue
30 / 50
30 / 50
National-Socialist Antarctic Party 140px NSAP Elizabeth Ylstorn Conservatism Red
20 / 50
20 / 50


Languages

Official language was English.The most common foreign languages was italian and russian (that wasn't official languages).

Regions and Cities

Map-of-antarctica.png
Flag State/Territory name Postal Type Capital Largest city Claimed area (km²)
30px Ellim EL State Ellim City Ember ~1.000.000 km²
30px Huuk HU State New Stalingrad ~1.000.000 km²
30px New America NA State Raccoon City ~2.000.000 km²
30px New Mars NM State New Washington ~6.000.000 km²
30px New Texas NT State Elizabeth City ~600.000 km²
30px South Pole SP State South Pole City ~300.000 km²
30px Weddellstan WE State Weddell ~100.000 km²
30px Xongland XO State New Iwo Jima Antarctica City ~3.000.000 km²


National Currency

Within the United States of Antarctica,the national currency was the Dollar of the United States of Antarctica.
It had coins and banknotes,in this order:

Coins: Coins of the Dollar of the United States of Antarctica was maked in aluminium (1 and 5 Cents),copper (10 and 25 Cents) and bronze (50 Cents).
Values was: 1,5,10,25 and 50 Cents.

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Banknotes: Banknotes of the Dollar of the United States of Antarctica was printed on paper substrate.
Values was:1,5,10,50 and 100 Dollars.

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Culture and Sport

The national anthem was "Anthem of the United States of Antarctica". In the Antarctic Kingdom,national sport was Hockey played on ice.

National Days

Date English Name Notes
1 January New Year's Day
1 May President's Birthday
15 August Assumption
30 September National Day First day of Sovereignity,since 30 September 2014
25 December Christmas
31 December Last Day of the Year

Foreign Relationships

UM Certificate

Organization Memberships

United Micronations Flag.png United Micronations (Official since 2 October 2014)

Below there's the list of relationships that the United States of Antarctica had during its life:
Mutual recognitions with other micronations
Flag of Choseon.png Empire of Choseon (Official since 30 September 2014)
FederalRepublicofRasshuaFlag.png Federal Republic of Rasshua (Official since 14 November 2014)
GermanReichofMednyiFlag.png German Reich of Mednyi (Official since 19 November 2014)
PeoplesRepublicofHashimaFlag.png People's Republic of Hashima (Official since 30 September 2014)
Bandeira.png Principality of Lomellina (Official since 30 September 2014)

Diplomatic relationships with other micronations
Flag of Choseon.png Empire of Choseon (Official since 30 September 2014)
FederalRepublicofRasshuaFlag.png Federal Republic of Rasshua (Official since 14 November 2014)
GermanReichofMednyiFlag.png German Reich of Mednyi (Official since 19 November 2014)
PeoplesRepublicofHashimaFlag.png People's Republic of Hashima (Official since 30 September 2014)
Bandeira.png Principality of Lomellina (Official since 30 September 2014)

Countries disputed and Dependencies that we recognize as independent Countries
Flag of Abkhazia.png Abkhazia (Official since 30 September 2014)
60px Aruba (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of Bermuda.png Bermuda (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg.png Cayman Islands (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of the Cook Islands.png Cook Islands (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of the Falkland Islands.svg.png Falkland Islands (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg.png Faroe Islands (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of French Polynesia.svg.png French Polynesia (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of Gibraltar.png Gibraltar (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of Greenland.svg.png Greenland (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of Guam.png Guam (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of Guernsey.png Guernsey (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of the Isle of Man.png Isle of Man (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of Jersey.png Jersey (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of Kosovo.png Kosovo (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of Artsakh.png Nagora Karabach (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of New Caledonia.svg.png New Caledonia (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of Niue.png Niue (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg.png Northern Mariana Islands (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of Novorussia.svg.png New Russia (Official since 30 September 2014)
Palestine Flag.jpg Palestine (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of the Pitcairn Islands.svg.png Pitcairn Islands (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg.png Puerto Rico (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of Saint Helena.svg.png Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of Sealand.png Principality of Sealand (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of Taiwan.png Republic of China (Taiwan) (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.png Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of Somaliland.png Somaliland (Official since 30 September 2014)
South Ossetia Flag.jpg South Ossetia (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of Tibet.svg.png Tibet (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of Tokelau.svg.png Tokelau (Official since 30 September 2014)
Transnistria Flag.png Transnistria (Official since 30 September 2014)
Flag of Northern Cyprus.png Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Official since 30 September 2014)