Uris

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Uris
Uris Flag Updated.pngCOA Uris Updated.png

Motto
Live out of your imagination, not your history
Anthem
Canticles Of Ecstasy
Eastern Maine, New Zealand
Capital cityHerodotias
Largest cityHerodotias
Official language(s)English,
Latin
Official religion(s)Agnosticism
Short nameUris
DemonymUrian
GovernmentTsarist autocracy
- TsarinaPenelope I
- State Elder of UriasOtto Gillespie Birch
LegislatureUrian Duma of Peoples
- Type - Unicameral
- Number of seats - 4
Established9 September 2021
Area claimed6 km²
Population16
CurrencyLygonian Yen
GDP (nominal)Unannounced
Time zoneDCT
National dishPemmican
National drinkAle
National animalDouble Headed Eagle
Patron saintHildegard von Bingen

Uris, officially the Imperial Union of Uris, is a English and Latin speaking micronation located in the American state of Maine and in New Zealand. Uris is a Tsarist autocracy, lead by the Tsarina Penelope I and the government is lead by the State Elder of Uris; the State Elder's extensive powers are equivalent to those of a Prime Minister like in Estonia. Uris is enclaved by the United States, New Zealand, and Denmark with an area of just over seven square kilometers and a population of sixteen.

Etymology

The Imperial Union of Uris takes its name in inspiration of Leon Marcus Uris (August 3, 1924 – June 21, 2003) who was an American author of historical fiction who wrote many bestselling books including Exodus and Trinity. Whom the State Elder and Founder Otto Gillespie Birch enjoys reading his books.

History

American History

In 1633, the Plymouth Company established a trading post in Machiasport, Maine to conduct business with the Native Americans. It was first part of Machias, incorporated in 1784, then set off and incorporated as Machiasport in 1826. In 1775, following the capture of the British ship HMS Margaretta by locals under leadership of Jeremiah O'Brien, the residents built a small breastworks here to guard the mouth of the Machias River and the area settlements. Later that year, the British sent four ships under the command of Sir George Collier that defeated the local militia, destroyed the breastworks, and burned several buildings. In 1777, the fort was rebuilt as a crescent shaped four-gun battery. During the War of 1812, in September 1814 the British captured the fort and burnt the barracks. In 1863, during the American Civil War, Fort Machias was built adjacent to the ruins of Fort O'Brien. It was a five-gun earthworks fort with Napoleon 12-pound cannon. It was actively manned from 1863 to 1865.

Government

See also: Communitarian Arborism

Urias has a Tsarina as Head of State, and the Urian Duma of Peoples to advise the State Elder. It is also a direct democracy, where citizens can propose constitutional amendments and legislation to the Urian Duma of Peoples. The Code of Conduct of Urias was adopted in November 2021, being the foundational document of the Imperial Union. The Imperial Union has four regions, that being the Mount Kineo Theocratic District, Herodotias Marxist District, the Napoli Stratocrat District and the Uris Outlying Islands Pirate District.

The current State Elder is the Head of Government and represents Uris in its international and micronational relations. The State Elder is able to sign any legislation into law, revise the constitution and dissolve and rework the Urian Duma of Peoples via a statute. The State Elder oversees the election for the Urian Duma of Peoples, made up of the State Elder as the head, with up to four members from around the three districts of Uris, with the State Commissions. The Urian Duma of Peoples is charged with advising the State Elder and the Tsarina, providing support to the duties of the State Elder and overseeing the nation in times of the State Elder's absence.

Commissions

The following government commissions are headed by ministers who comprise the Cabinet:

  • Exploratory Affairs - led by the Advisor of Exploratory Affairs, responsible for monthly missions of the commission and the nation as a whole, with other duties including the adoption of new policies and stances for internal and international affairs.
  • Cultural Affairs - led by the Advisor of Cultural Affairs, responsible for maintaining and overseeing the adoption of cultural programs, policies and symbols for the nation as a whole.
  • Socialism Affairs - led by the Advisor of Socialism Affairs, responsible for maintaining and overseeing the adoption of socialist policies and programs within the nation, while also respecting ad adhering to each regional ideology.

Political Parties

Main article: Elections in Uris

There are three major parties in Uris - the North-Red Party, Urian Free Libertarians, Urian Catholic League, with the Democratic Party being a minor party within Uris. The North-Red Party of Uris was the first founded within Uris and is recognized as a generally left-leaning party. The Urian Free Libertarians and Democratic Party was founded shortly after, and is seen as center-leaning parties. The Urian Catholic League was founded two months after the foundation of the nation and has strong support amongst the plush citizens of the nation, with it being widely seen as a center-right party.

Party Logo Foundation Date Position Chairman Colors Urian Duma
Parties Represented in the Urian Duma of Peoples
North Red Party NRP October 13, 2021 Urian Left Andromeda the Fish Light Red
2 / 6
Urian Free Libertarians UFL September 9, 2021 Urian Center Renenet the Fish Orange
1 / 6
Democratic Party DEM September 9, 2021 Urian Left Spider the Spider Plant Baby Blue
1 / 6
Urian Catholic League UCL November 1, 2021 Urian Right Rojo the Lobster Gold
2 / 6

Leadership

Foreign Relations

The Imperial Union of Uris has established and maintains diplomatic relations with many other nations from all over the world. All matters related to diplomacy are administered by the Exploratory Affairs Office. The Imperial Union distinguishes two types of diplomatic relations, formal, which are obtained via treaty, and informal, specified by documents of common micronational organizations. The State tries to keep its foreign policy as neutral as possible, and solve conflicts and disputes diplomatically. The State however strongly opposes fiction and fictional micronations. The State is a member of no international organization, but is a member of the The Solidarity Front.

The Imperial Union of Uris currently maintains formal and informal diplomatic and bilateral relations with seven nations and recognizes a further four nations with no mutual recognition between the nations.


International Organizations

The Imperial Union of Uris is a observer and maintains a delegation to one organization as of the 4th of October 2021.

Administrative divisions

Imperial Union of Uris is comprised of eleven separate pieces of land. The two populated American districts - Herodotias and Napoli- all consist of residential or public properties. The smallest piece of Urian land, Wenoha, is a mere forty square feet of land. The largest area in Imperial Union of Uris is the Livy Islands, an enclave of Denmark. Most administrative divisions consist of a single contiguous claim, but several have various exclaves; Herodotias, Mount Kineo and the Uris Outlying Islands are examples of Districts composed of two non-contiguous pieces of land.

Many of the districts have their own titles and governing styles, all unique from the other. Mount Kineo is a theocratic state under the name of the District and Holy State of Mount Kineo. Herodotias is a socialist state under the name of the District and Marixst State of Herodotias. Napoli is a stratocracy under the name of the District and Stratocrat State of Napoli and the Uris Outying Islands is a pirate politics state under the name of the District and Pirate State of the Uris Outlying Islands.

The Imperial Union of Uris is divided into Districts, Mount Kineo, Heroditas, Napoli and the Uris Outlying Islands, Sub Districts, Arrowhead, Rhyolite, Aurorak, Flagstaff, Pyrostan, Trickey, Flavius Rock, Livy Islands and the Niven Point, and Localities, Piscataquis, Thoreau, Wenoha, Hadley, Laconia, North Flavius, South Flavius, Calais, Lubeck. All administrative divisions of Uris hold some citizens except the Mount Kineo and the Uris Outlying Islands. Many regions are named by former nations connected to Misberia.

Districts of Uris
Flag Arms Districts Regions District
Codes
Subdistricts Localities Pop. Officials
Unannounced Mount Kineo C. Maine MK Arrowhead, Rhyolite Piscataquis, Thoreau 9 Civil Administrator
Rojo the Lobster
Herodotias Flag Uris.png Hero Uris COA.png Herodotias E. Maine HE Aurorak, Flagstaff Wenoha, Hadley, Laconia, Calais, Lubeck 4 Chairman
Andromeda the Fish
Uris Napoli Flag.png Archie Birch New COA.png Napoli S. Maine NA Pyrostan, Trickey, Flavius Rock North Flavius, South Flavius 3 Senior General
Renenet the Fish
Uris OI Flag.png UOI COA.png Uris Outlying Islands Worldwide UO Livy Islands, Niven Point North Livy, East Livy 0 President
Ruby the Dog

Geography

The Imperial Union of Uris has a total area of two square miles (three km2), of which, one square mile (1.6 km2) of it is land and one square mile (1.6 km2) is water. Drained by the Machias River, the Imperial Union is located at the head of Machias Bay on the Gulf of Maine, part of the Atlantic Ocean.

Climate

Uris has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb), with warm and sometimes humid summers, and long, cold and very snowy winters. The nation sees milder winters and cooler summers than inland regions as it mainly located on the coast. Daytime highs are generally in the 75–80 °F (24–27 °C) range throughout the state in July, with overnight lows in the high 50s °F (around 15 °C). January temperatures range from highs near 30 °F (−1 °C) on the southern coast. Precipitation in Uris is evenly distributed year-round, and a slight late-fall or early-winter maximum along the coast due to "nor'easters" or intense cold-season rain and snowstorms. On the coast, the late spring and summer months are usually driest.

Climate data for Maine
Free State of Uris
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 26
(-3.3)
30
(-1.1)
41
(5)
50
(10)
66
(18.9)
69
(20.6)
76
(24.4)
76
(24.4)
67
(19.4)
57
(13.9)
46
(7.8)
33
(0.6)
53
(11.7)
Average low °F (°C) 4
(-15.6)
11
(-11.7)
22
(-5.6)
32
(0)
41
(5)
48
(8.9)
54
(12.2)
53
(11.7)
47
(8.3)
39
(3.9)
29
(-1.7)
12
(-11.1)
32
(0)
Source: Weatherbase