User:The Kingdom of North Barchant

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North Barchant, the full name is the Kingdom of North Barchant. The state is located in the neutral waters of the Atlantic Ocean near the Canary Islands archipelago, 78 nautical miles to the west of Morocco. The Kingdom of North Barchant is an independent and sovereign state. On September 15, 2015 in the General Referendum of natives, the participants declared themselves an independent territorial unit with full power and authority and the status of an independent state. The political system of the Kingdom of North Barchant is a dualistic constitutional monarchy, similar in nature to the political system of such countries as Kuwait, Morocco and Bahrain. At present, the head of the state is Anna Macco, the Queen of North Barchant, whose legitimacy has been confirmed and secured by the Parliament and the people.

History

The historical motive and the main prerequisite for the creation of the kingdom was a legal incident that occurred with the two sailors of the ocean barges drifting in the North Atlantic Ocean, for a variety of circumstances thrown together with the crew and the refugees who joined them. The history of the struggle for establishment of statehood began in May 2010 with the official appeal to the nearby African countries for supplying people, who are on the floating islands with aid and shelter. After the neighboring countries ignored these requests, sailors, fishermen and refugees, by that time already considering floating barges-islands to be their home, began a campaign to protect their own interests and to obtain the status of a separate and independent political unit. This struggle resulted in the proclamation of the Kingdom of North Barchant on September 15, 2015 an independent micro-state.

Geography

The country is located at the north-west edge of the African continent at the crossroads of major shipping trade lanes. The area of the state is 1.11788 km². Climate of North Barchant is tropical tradewind. Most of the year there is warm, sunny weather.

Population

Population of the Kingdom of North Barchant is represented by various ethnic groups. Enviable strength of character is a distinguishing feature of population of the Kingdom of North Barchant. Due to the favorable migration policy of the Kingdom, the population growth rates are among the highest in the world. According to the 2016 census, the population is 342 people.

Languages

As a result of the referendum on the state language, conducted on January 5, 2016, the status of the official languages of North Barchant is assigned to English, Russian and Spanish.

Etymology of the name

The state name derives from the Kazakh word "barchan", literally meaning "sandy hill". Symbolically, it refers to the former purpose of the barges transporting sand.

State structure

The state of North Barchant is ruled by a monarch (now – Queen), whose power is limited by the constitution. The monarch forms the government accountable to the monarch and the Parliament. Legislative functions are performed by the unicameral parliament, formed at the General Elections on December 5, 2015. The duties of control are incumbent on 6 Parliamentary Committees, and executive functions are assigned to 3 departments, also there are Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. There is no army in the Kingdom of North Barchant, and security functions are incumbent on the police department, constables and their voluntary assistants.

Foreign policy

North Barchant conducts the policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of sovereign countries. The state remains neutral in relation to all military conflicts, but strongly condemns terrorism. North Barchant has no territorial claims to any legal entity under international law and is not involved in international litigation with anyone. In carrying out the foreign policy, the Kingdom of North Barchant adheres to the principles of neutrality and independence. The country is not involved in the military and economic organizations. The Kingdom of North Barchant is committed to caring of the environment. The Kingdom calls for the unification of all interested countries in the Atlantic basin to solve this problem.

Internal policy

At present, migration processes in North Barchant have become active and account for approximately 6.3% per 100 people. The strengthening of migration was contributed by a new law that provides individuals, who have the citizenship of two or more states at the same time, with the right to obtain the citizenship of North Barchant as an extra one. The above persons also have the right to vote, hold public office and to conduct business under the jurisdiction of North Barchant. The Government of the Kingdom of North Barchant and the entire state apparatus believe that their main objective is to protect the interests of all their citizens, both at home and at the international arena and use for this legal and economic instruments, and own authority.

Economy

Despite the small area and limited natural resources, the Kingdom of North Barchant shows encouraging economical growth. The economy of North Barchant has a relatively wide range of specializations. The Kingdom has a flexible system of various benefits and quite simple legal rules, without excessive bureaucracy. The national currency of North Barchant – pesetas.

Culture

In North Barchant, there are people from many countries of the region. Uniting of various traditions resulted in the original culture in which one can discern the voice of each ethnic group.

Religion

Church in North Barchant is separated from the state. The population professes Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

Nationwide celebrations

January 5 – the Holiday of Mutual Understanding and Respect. It is celebrated in honor of the end of the referendum on the state language of North Barchant. June 5 – the most favorite holiday among people, the Birthday of Anna Macco, the first Queen of North Barchant. September 2 – the Holiday of Peace and Freedom September 15 – Independence Day, the day itself is the proclamation of the state and kingdom. December 31 – New Year