Commonwealth of Zealandia
Commonwealth of Zealandia
|Motto: Proletärer i alla länder, förena er!
(Swedish: Workers of the World Unite!)
|Anthem: Time, Forward!
|New South Wales, Australia
|English, Swedish, Zealandian
• Prime Minister
• Party Chairwoman
|People's Assembly of Zealandia
|July 2016 (current state), 28 February 2010 (historical)
|9.49 km2 (3.66 sq mi)
• (January 2016 estimate) census
|UTC+11:00 (Zealandian Normal Time)
UTC+11:30 (Zealandian Daylight Time)
- This article is about the last zealandian state. For other entities known as Zealandia, see Zealandia (disambiguation).
Zealandia, officially the Commonwealth of Zealandia, (/ziːləndjə/; zee-LAND-ear or zə-LAND-ear; Swedish: Samväldet Zeelandien, Zealandian: Samevældið Zålandien) was a micronation located in Australia. Formerly the Kingdom of Zealandia and Federal Republic of Zealandia, the state reformed to become a feminist and socialist state under the leadership of Charlotte Lindström. The Nation later disbanded on the 16th of February 2013.
The word "Zealandia" comes from the English name of the continent of which the nation inhabited.
The Kingdom of Zealandia was founded on 28 February 2010. The early years of the kingdom were dominated by the Progressive Party (SDPZ), under Zealandia's first Prime Minister; Robert Kennedy.
On 28 December 2010, Sebastian Linden led the Social Democratic Party to its biggest electoral victory.
The Kingdom was reformed into a Grand Duchy on 5 January 2011 and soon after joined in a union with the Principality of Eleytheria which effectively ended with the succession of Eleytheria from the Union. The Kingdom reformed from a Grand Duchy back to a Kingdom on 21 February 2011.
On 22 February 2011 the Kingdom was battered by a second earthquake which caused major Damage to Denton and the other provinces located around Christchurch New Zealand, With some citizens narrowly escaping injury or death both in Christchurch City Center and in the Suburbs of Christchurch.
On 1 December 2011 Joseph Puglisi led the then Best Party of Zealandia to electoral victory, which was the first time an openly socialist party had won.
Between 4–8 February 2012 a period of civil conflict took place with a breakaway nation (Republic of Zealandia) being formed then absorbed by the Zealandia which resulted in the establishment of the office of President of Zealandia.
On 14 May 2012 politicians within Zealandia voted to accept the Nemkhav Federation Stability Mission in Zealandia (Zealandian: Nemkawðamtøk Stabulteit Misjon i Zålandien, Swedish: Nemkav Förbunds Stabilitet Mission i Zeelandien abbreviated: NFSM or NðSM) after it was proposed by former Zealandian Prime Minister and at the time current Prime Minister of the Nemkhav Federation Marka Mejakhansk and Nemkhav President Alex Ulbricht in an effort to repair Zealandia's constitutional status.
Tensions rose between the Zealandian Parliamentarians and Queen Astrid and Nemkhav Foreign Minister J.J Hakimoto that led to Astrid removing the mission during the late night of May 27, 2012, to which an international committee was held on the Zealandian constitution afterwards with the subsequent amendment being approved in a referendum on 9 June 2012.
On 1 August 2012 Winter Revolution occurred sparking the declaration of the Federal Republic of Zealandia over the Kingdom.
The Federal Republic was disposed of in a coup held on 16 February 2013, this was followed by the Red April Revolution in April 2016.
Since April 2016, Commonwealth of Zealandia is, de jure, inactive but de facto dissolved after a long period of inactivity.
Zealandia’s physical geography is extremely varied with the nation having landscapes ranging from wide-open spaces to the Sheer Cliffs and hills.
According to the Zealandian Constitution, Zealandia has three official Languages: English, Swedish and Zealandian.
In addition to the three official languages Zealandia has occasionally used Icelandic, Te Reo Māori, Dutch, Irish and Tianish, in a supporting role.
Previous official languages include German and Francilish.
Government and politics
Politics in Zealandia were governed by the constitution, with citizens being elected to the People's Assembly of Zealandia.
The cabinet consisted of ministers who were selected from the members of the ruling party and appointed to their post by the Council of State
The Judiciary consisted of the Supreme Court and the two Regional Courts. There is currently one political party within Zealandia, the Zealandian League of Communists.
Zealandia was until June 2014, a Neutrally Armed nation much like Switzerland and Ireland. Zealandia's Neutrality was controlled by the Zealandian Constitution which set the conditions upon which Zealandia may have entered into or accepted hostilities. Command was vested by the Zealandian Constitution in the Council of State.
The Zealandian Defence Force consisted of one component service:
Law enforcement was carried out in Zealandia by the Zealandian People's Militia.
Zealandian Law Enforcement officers (Guardians of the Peace, often refereed to as Guards or Militiamen) were unarmed. The Militia duties covered general law enforcement and policing matters as well as dealing with Customs and Border and Border Control issues and enforcement within the non open border areas.
Despite not being in a Nordic region, the culture of Zealandia was influenced by Nordic culture and in particular the cultures of the Norse, Swedish and Icelandic Peoples.
Zealandia was a member of the Grand Unified Micronational until it left amid controversy in the Olofgate scandal. It was also a member of TASPAC preceding a dispute with the organisation. Zealandia was a member of the Organisation of Active Micronations until the end of that organisation's lifespan, in which Charlotte Lindstrom was its final secretary-general.
Zealandia was also a member of Syolian Union until October 2012, but is otherwise generally unaligned.
The Zealandian Economy was a central controlled socialist-oriented economy.
In the past Zealandia used to possess a regulated capitalist economy complete with a stock market until the Planed Economy Act 2011 was passed and the Zealandian Army occupied the Zealandian Stock Exchange Building and forcibly shut the stock exchange down amid celebrations from the Zealandian Council of Trade Unions.