Yochtia

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The Free Commonwealth of Yochtia (eng)
El Mancomunidad Libre de Yoctia (esp)
Humstkomunitø Frei dø Yåktlánt (yc)

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Coat of arms

Motto
MISERIS SVCERRE DISCO
Anthem
God Save the King

Capital cityYåktspøða (Yeetport)
Largest cityKalifssgårt
Official language(s)English, Lithuanian, Millanic, Yochtese
Official religion(s)Christianity
DemonymYochtese
GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
- Captains RegentH.E. Edmund Howell
H.E. Connor Smith
- Grand VizierH.E. Nicolás Millán
LegislatureAlthing (Legislative Council)
Established1 September 2018
Population17
CurrencyMillanian Nemoda (‡)

Yochtia, officially, The Free Commonwealth of Yochtia, is a self-declared sovereign nation, or more commonly known as a micronation to outsiders. Yochtia was declared in early October 2018 in Hong Kong. Today, Yochtia is a constituent Kingdom of Millania which has land claims in Hong Kong, with the larger predominant piece of land located in the United States.

Since the Age of Howellville, Yochtia is officially an constitutional diarchy, with Edmund Howell and Connor Smith as the current Captains Regent after the Free Commonwealth Reforms on 12 Jan 2020. Nicolás Millán is the current Grand Vizier, who resides as the advisor to the Captains Regent, and Head of the Althing.

Yochtia has a smaller serviced based economy primarily based on media, and music. Yochtia exports goods to other micronations and macronation. Yochtia scores a 3.3 in the Freayth's System of Classification.

Etymology

Yochtia derives from the slang term "Yeet," and the Millanian past tense "Yought." The suffix -ia is ofted associated with Land. The previous royal family, the Howell family, is associated with fortresses and grand estates. Therefore, the Yochtese translation of Yochtia is Yåktlánt. Yåkt is Fortress, and Lánt is land.

History

First Duchy

Edmund Howell wanted to create a state separate from Millania. After lengthy negotiations, The Duchy of Howellville became an independent state, and saw much development of its distinct culture.

Summit of Four Kingdoms

The Sultanate of Krallikkralligi was founded after the First Granadine-Cornosian War, during the Summit of Four Kingdoms. After Howelli officials voiced support for reunification along with Cornosia, Millania and Howellville unified (along with Cornosia), and Krallikkralligi was granted high autonomy as a constituent realm. The Government was reformed into a less centralized state, each region becoming an Emirate, and reforms across the nation occurred, allowing for a faster and more efficient political process.

Cornosian Union

The Cornosian Union unified Cornosia and Howellville (Name Changed), creating the Caliphate of Yochtia. Cornosia was forcefully placed into Union with Yochtia, whose government subsequently split into two autonomous regions, Husplantaenarstain and Kanershoff. Yochtia was again reformed, even creating its own legislature, the Althing. Eventually, the nation grew into a deep state of stagnancy.

Free Commonwealth Plan

The Emperor of Millania, Carlos I, petitioned the government to raise the Cornosian Regions to equal status and adopt the Free Commonwealth Plan, a democratic plan granting equal status to both groups.

Government and Politics

Yochtia is a representative democracy. The government is regulated by a system of checks and balances. In the Yochtese system, citizens are usually subject to one (and maybe two, dependent on administrative division) levels of government: federal, and local. In almost all cases, legislative officials are elected by a plurality vote of citizens by Region. There is no proportional representation at the federal level, and it is rare at lower levels.

The Yochtese government is composed of three branches:

  • Legislative: The unicameral Althing (Legislative Council), led by the appointed Grand Vizier (who resides as speaker.) the Althing drafts federal laws, and has the power to wield the economy.
  • Executive: The Princes Regent are the commanders-in-chief of the Yochtese Auxiliary Forces of the military, can veto legislative bills before they become law, and appoint offices, who administer and enforce federal laws and policies.
  • Judicial: The High Court and lower prefectural courts, whose judges are appointed by the Princes Regent, interpret laws and overturn those they find unconstitutional.

The members of the Althing are elected in a Preferential System, which is more representative of voter population. The Yochtese Court, led by the High Justice of Yochtia, has one member, who serves for life. The local governments are structured in roughly similar fashion. The Governor of each Region is directly appointed. All laws and governmental procedures are subject to judicial review and any law ruled by the courts to be in violation of laws already instated is voided.

Political Parties

Yochtia has operated under a two-party system for all of its history. For elective offices at most levels, state-administered primary elections choose the major party nominees for subsequent general elections. Since the general election of 2018, the major parties have been the Liberal Party of Yochtia, founded in 2017, and the Yochtese National Party, founded in 2018. The Althing consists of three elected officials.

Party Logo Party Leader Ideology Althing
Liberal Party LIB-Y LIB.png H.E. Edmund I Liberalism
1 / 3
Yochtese National Party YNP YNP.png Multiple Leaders Yochtese Regionalism
2 / 3

Foreign Relations

Yochtia cannot form formal relations, but is allowed to send its own diplomatic missions for trade. Embassy level diplomatic postings in and/or run by Yochtia are known as "Legations", run by Legates. Yochtia currently has no Legations or diplomatic missions.

Administrative Divisions

Yochtia separates its administrative divisions into Regions, under a Unitary State under the Yochtese Crown and Althing (Level of Local Legislature). The five regions are Yeetport, Koraliland, Lusiton, Cornosia, and Kanershoff.