Waterside Park

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Waterside Park

WPFlag2.svg
Flag

WPEmblem.svg
Emblem

Motto
Ad solem prospicimus
We look towards the sun

National languageEnglish

ReligionSecular

GovernmentSemi-Constitutional Monarchy
MonarchLarry Martin
Prime MinisterJerry Qian

Founded6 June 2015

CurrencyPound Sterling

Population11

DemonymBrughian

OIS-0001 CodeWSP

Link to Discord server
https://discord.gg/mGtzSMk3Mt

Waterside Park is a member of the League of Independent Nations, the Constantia Pact, the Cupertino Alliance and the European Association of Micronational Statistics.”

Waterside Park, formerly the Vanbrugh Kingdom, unofficially known as Brughia and KWP, is a micronation located in Surrey, South East England.

History

2015

In 2015, the Kingdom was founded by Lawrence Martin on his ninth birthday. Lawrence's dog, Patch, was immediately given a royal role.

2019

In 2019, the Baffin Republic was founded, once again by Martin, but with a few friends of his involved. By this point, Waterside Park had been somewhat neglected.

2020

In September 2020, Afrasiyab Jamshaid was found guilty of trying to gain an unfair advantage in the October Elections in the Baffin Republic. There was a lot of internal conflict, with two others choosing to leave, forming the Baffin RAJ. By this point, Martin had considered reviving the Kingdom, however this did not happen at that time.

2021

In February 2021, Martin proposed a poll to the citizens of the Baffin Republic asking if they would be OK with a merge into the Kingdom. No citizens objected, and so the merge went through. On 23 February 2021, the Baffin Republic merged with the Kingdom of Waterside Park.

Geography

The Kingdom was originally a house nation, claiming the Martin household and no extra land. However, after the merge, the Kingdom claimed the Lagoan Isles in Baffins Pond, Portsmouth, along with the Welsh island of Grassholm. All other claims were dropped during the merge. In July 2021, the Lagoan Isles and Grassholm regions were dropped, however Waterside Park Park was also claimed.

Climate
Climate data for Waterside Park
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8
(46)
8
(46)
11
(52)
14
(57)
18
(64)
21
(70)
23
(73)
23
(73)
20
(68)
16
(61)
11
(52)
9
(48)
23
(73)
Average low °C (°F) 2
(36)
2
(36)
3
(37)
5
(41)
8
(46)
11
(52)
13
(55)
13
(55)
10
(50)
7
(45)
4
(39)
3
(37)
2
(36)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 51
(2.01)
37.8
(1.488)
41.4
(1.63)
38.6
(1.52)
45.4
(1.787)
40.1
(1.579)
37.8
(1.488)
45
(1.77)
40.6
(1.598)
52.9
(2.083)
55.4
(2.181)
52.7
(2.075)
538.7
(21.209)
Source: NOAA

Government

The Kingdom is a semi-constitutional monarchy. The Monarch has powers to overturn laws and pass laws at their own discretion, should they believe the public would reasonably support it. This, however, has only happened once in history, being the ratification of the constitution.

The party with the most seats in the College leads the nation, that party's leader being the Prime Minister. The party does not have to have more than 50% in the College, however. At the moment, the Prime Minister is the Right Honourable Jerry Qian MC, who is the MC for the Waterside Park territory, which is also the capital of the nation.

The nation's voting system is a ranked scale system, with citizens being asked to rank each candidate on a scale from 1 to 10. The party with the most votes overall wins the election.

Departments

There are 4 departments in Waterside Park.

The Department for Agriculture and Environment is headed by Calvin Harrington, the MC for Waterside Park Park South #1.[1] The department is in charge of surveying the nation's geography, and keeping its environment stable.

The Department for Economic Affairs is headed by Joe Seth, the MC for Waterside Park #2.[1] The department is in charge of the national treasury and economy. It also regulates business and taxing on businesses in the nation.

The department for Media and Cultural Affairs is headed by Nayan Serpant, the MC for Waterside Park Park South #2.[1] The department is in charge of promotion of national culture, tourism, and some aspects of media within the nation.

The department for Technology and Education is headed by Liam Piper, the MC for Waterside Park Park North #1.[1] The department is in charge of the building of a digital economy, and also some aspects of digital media. The department is also in charge of archiving.

Non-departmental offices

The Royal Office is the office run and owned by the reigning monarch, currently Larry Martin. The Royal Office is the highest office in the nation, with jurisdiction over the whole government. The office is also in charge of foreign relations.

The Supreme Court is the office run by the Supreme Judge, and is in charge of the justice system in the nation. Led by Caleb Sundstrom, the Supreme Court takes care of all court cases within the nation.

Citizenship

All citizenship applications are processed by the Royal Office. In order to ensure a local presence, citizens must reside in the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Essex, Greater London, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, or West Sussex.[2]

Citizens are eligible to

The only way to become eligible as a citizen to the state if you do not live nearby is to have received an award from the nation.

Foreign relations

The Kingdom of Waterside Park has unilateral recognition of:

  • w:United Nations All UN member states[3]
  • w:Kosovo Kosovo[3]
  • w:Taiwan Taiwan[3]
  • w:Vatican City Vatican City[3]
  • Cupertino Alliance All Cupertino Alliance member states[3]
  • Austenasia Austenasia

The Kingdom of Waterside Park has bilateral recognition with:

Culture

Cuisine

The cuisine of Waterside Park is nearly identical to that of the United Kingdom, with western dishes such as fish and chips, sausage rolls (the national food) and sandwiches, but also with foods from south Asian cultures, however, like in the UK, these are typically not authentic, and made with the spices of the original dishes, but mixed for an entirely different palate.

Media and free speech

Citizens enjoy freedom of press and speech to certain extents. Speech with the intent of causing harm, whether physical or financial, is a crime, in line with the UK's laws on the matter.

No form of media is blocked in Waterside Park, and citizens may freely criticise the government without repercussion.

Sport

The national sport of Waterside Park is football.

Demographics

The demographics of Waterside Park are fairly diverse, with the majority of the population coming from BAME or mixed backgrounds. Religious diversity, however, is not currently known in the nation.

National symbols of Waterside Park

Flag: Emblem: Animal: Dish:
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National Flag
of Waterside Park
Emblem
of Waterside Park
Jack Russell
(Canis familiaris)
Sausage rolls

References