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| Backyard Republic |
|Established||4 June 1999|
|Disestablished||27 March 2010|
|Currency||United States dollar|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
The Backyard Republic, also known as the Backyard Empire or simply The Backyard, was a fictional nation that serves as the mythological predecessor to the Republic of Ultamiya.
The Backyard, as a concept, is known to have existed as far back as 2006, but could have been earlier. Its foundation date of 1999 was retroactively applied.
The Backyard government was led by the President, elected every six months by popular vote. The Backyard Council, which was composed of anywhere between 7 and 21 members, was appointed by the President at the beginning of each term.
Similarly to the future states which governed from the territory, the Backyard operated two chief industries, agriculture and mining, though the nature of their operations is highly exaggerated in the Backyard anthology - similarly to other factors, such as the population, area, and culture.