Florian Republic

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The Florian Republic
Flag of Floria
Flag
Coat of Arms of Floria
Coat of Arms
Motto: For the People!
Anthem: File:Song of the free.ogg
Location of Floria
Map versions Series 16.1
Capital Northcliff
Largest city Northcliff
Official language(s) English Florian
Official religion(s) Stripping Path
Faith of the True King
Demonym Florian
 - Adjective Florian
Government Parliamentry Republic
 - President Vacant
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 - Legislature The Parliament of the Florian Republic.
Establishment 17th April 2017
 - Ranked
Area
 - Ranked
Population 45,890,000
 - Active 1
 - Ranked N/A
Currency Florian Pound
Abbreviation FLO
National website
National forum
National animal Lion
National food Pulled Pork Sandwich
National drink Chocolate Milkshake
National tree Oak

The Florian Republic is a micronation located in Western Apollonia. The nation has existed since the 17th June 2017. It was replaced in the north by the General Government of Floria on the 26th December 2017, while the south formally became part of Natopia. However, on the 30th December 2017, a failed attempt to overthrow the General Government of Floria and the occupation forces in the south by the First Order of the Florian Republic led to talks between SANE and the USSO to turn it into a neutral zone. The land in the south of the country then became disputed when the First Order of the Florian Republic made Natopia's claim of it invalid.

History

Jingdaoese Period

Before the Florian Republic was founded. The people of Jingdao inhabited the area and much violence and natural disasters occurred in the area and the Jingdaoese suddenly fled of what is now the modern Florian Republic. The land of the now Florian Republic became barren and people left in the area were stranded from outside world for many years. A short war occurred soon afterwards as order between the factions in the land was disrupted.Many people fled and immigrated to neighbouring Jingdao. Violence was reduced but tensions were still hostile with each faction. The area had no sign of hope.

Creation of the Florian Republic

On the 16th July 2017, A leader of the Labour Faction, Edwin Farrar proposed a plan to create a new state called the Florian Republic. The name originating from the vast rare range of flora in the area. All factions attended the meeting to establish the nation and all factions agreed for the new nation to be created as long as each faction had a fair representation in Parliament. The nation then submitted a bid for international recognition and it was accepted.

Xhusor War

Main article: Xhusor War

The country fell into unrest after a war was declared on the Xhusor Liberation Army and the war officially finished on the 2nd August 2017. For more details please read the main article. After the war, the government started negotiations with Xhusor, however, unrest continued after serious riots occurred frequently. Xhusor was eventually given full autonomy and it was also announced that the region would have an independence referendum in the future.

Etourney

Main article: Etourney

During the Xhusor War. 150,000 set sail to find a colony abroad to live and claim for the Florian Republic. On the 18th June 2017, a colony was founded near Vyktory and was named Etourney. A flag was created and the capital St. Edwin's started construction.

The Farrar Islands

A few days later another colony was founded called the Farrar Islands. But later this was abandoned as a majority of the islands was uninhabitable.

Uncertainty after the Xhusor War

After the Xhusor War, mass protests occurred and a Snap General Election was called after a vote of no confidence. In the election, the Labour Party was still able to form a government despite the Independence Party and Conservative Party gaining record amount of seats. In Early September an Independence referendum was called in Xhusor and will take place on 30 September 2017.

Civil War

Occupied areas by Shireroth.

In the War of Lost Brothers, the Florian Republic government entered a civil war with Pro-treaty forces backed by Shireroth. The Florian government previously fought Jingdao and Coria before peace negotiations with both parties before turning its back on Shireroth. The Civil War has led to land occupied by Shireroth and Jingdao.

State Reforms

After the formation of the Community of Sxiro Municipalities‎‎. The Florian government merged the states in the north to create a larger state called Kingsland. In the south, The states in the south not part of the Community of Sxiro Municipalities‎‎ plus Community of Sxiro Municipalities‎‎ became the Southlands.

War of Lost Brothers

Increasing tensions

A Country torn apart

Geography

Map of the Florian Republic (source: USSO Cartographic Centre)

Territories

The Florian Republic currently holds sovereignty over one autonomous territory on micras.

Flag Territory Capital Location
Flag of Etourney.png Etourney St Edwin's

Government and politics

After the establishment of the nation, each faction before the establishment became a political party. The two largest being the Labour Party and the Conservative Party. Members of each party are elected into Parliament, which currently has only one house. There is a total of 500 MP's which are split into 125 for each region. After the First Order of the Florian Republic took control of the country, the political parties were forced to disband and the Florian parliament was shrunk from 500 MP's to just 10.

Party Name Short name Leader Position Colors Seats in Parliment
First Order of the Florian Republic The First Order Supreme Leader Lord Serphant Military Control Red
10 / 10

Military

After the civil war, the population of the Florian Republic declined to 25 million and there was an exodus of its serving officers and enlisted personnel. As a consequence the Florian Armed Forces was left with a cadre of trained soldiers only 10,000 strong. Around this, with Shirerithian assistance, was built a larger Florian Security Force of approximately 58,000 volunteer personnel.

Part of the ongoing build up of Florian forces was achieved under the cover of Operation Dynamo a Shirerithian advisory mission that was ostensibly intended to assist with the suppression of minor disorder during the abortive Flexit referendum campaign (on the subject of leaving the USSO).

Additional force generation had occurred via a route that, in hindsight, might seem surprising. Prior to the shift of alignment of the Florian Republic away from the USSO, its investments in the Pallisican Standard International had built up a cadre of an additional 203,697 USSO trained personnel and 206,783 small arms.

Contrary to expectations, the Florian Republic had amassed a potent military force. Following the deepening of the Florian Republic's alliance with Shireroth the Florian Armed Forces, including the security forces, were organised into three armies, the 5th, the 6th and the 7th, which were together integrated into the 1st Army Group of Apollonia Command.

The armed forces also maintained a potent coastal defence force known as the Florian Navy, primarily intended to deter piracy and seaborne invasions of its coastline whilst at the same time allowing lines of communications to be maintained with its overseas territories. Again, the overwhelming majority of naval assets had been acquired through trade with the Realm of Passio-Corum.

Strategic deterrent

The country declared a surprisingly large stockpile of atomic weaponry, totalling a number of 5,000 nuclear warheads. This has been reckoned for some to be larger than the combined warhead totals of the rest of the USSO and Shireroth combined. It has been suggested that, for a mid-ranked developing nation, such an arsenal might have represented something of an overkill. Certainly, there has been in the past suggestions that the focus on weapons of mass destruction had endangered the Florian Armed Forces' ability to maintain a balanced defence and furthermore distorted the overall economy.

Pallisican military hardware

Via shrewd investments in the Shirley Stock Fund on the Pallisican Standard International, the Florian Armed Forces had amassed a significant reserve of armoured vehicles, potent naval warships and submarines, as well as the beginnings of a nascent air force.

  • 80 Simia battle tanks,
  • 160 Nuncrest armoured infantry fighting vehicles
  • 200 Ossyo armoured anti-aircraft guns
  • 80 Lucinspire heavy tanks,
  • 114 Empire light tanks
  • 3 Alpha ground attack aircraft
  • 5 Aead attack helicopters
  • 20 Petal UACVs
  • 2,188 80mm field guns
  • 10 Dolstier I main battle tanks
  • 1 Esper class aircraft carrier
  • 3 Kesh class attack submarines
  • 13 Indigo class gunboats
  • 4 Bijeko class missile cruisers
  • 1 Zibertian class cruiser
  • 5 Northman class corvettes
  • 3 Rey class submersible destroyers

Foreign Relations

The nation was an observer member of the USSO.It applied for full membership and it was granted in the 15th month of the year 1649, but in early 1653 the Florian Republic downgraded its membership to associate membership, reflecting the desire for economic cooperation rather than military and political coordination. The country has informal relations with Craitland and Mercury.

Following the signing of treaties of friendship and cooperation in the 12 months of 1653, the Imperial Republic of Shireroth took responsibility for the defence and security of the Florian Republic.

Culture

The Florian Republic's culture is mostly western but did have elements of Jingdaoese culture within the nation until the First Order of the Florian Republic took over. Music and sport are extremely popular with many stadiums and concerts being sold out every time the national teams or a famous pop star performs in the country. Rugby league is the most popular sport in the country and its main rivals are teams such as Craitland and Mercury. The Florian Super League is one of the biggest sports leagues in Micras and regularly promotes itself abroad via. the Florian Magic Weekend. Football is another extremely popular sport and there are three professional leagues and four amateur competitions.Ice Hockey and floorball are emerging sports in the country and are played on an amateur basis. The sport of Rugby Union is also an emerging sport despite serious competition from Rugby League. The Rugby Union teams in the country play in the Micras Pro 12, a professional rugby union competition which is played worldwide.

Economy

The Florian Republic has a weak economy due to recent warfare in the nation.The unemployment rate in the nation is currently 74%. The country is aiming to create projects which will reduce this large percentage, such as creating a national motorway and the building of new towns and cities. It was to enter the USSO's common market however it was revoked membership, therefore it was admitted to the Port of Storms. The Florian Republic has large reserves of lead, zinc, silver, nickel, cobalt, copper, iron and bauxite, but mining these materials did not start until the June 26th when legislation was passed in order to start mining.

Infrastructure

Currently, a national motorway is being built connecting Northcliff to the south of the country. It is to cost the government a total cost of ❂2 billion. 250,000 people will be employed to build the motorway. The country currently only has one airport which is located in the Capital city, Northcliff. The country already has an existing railway but needs large renovation in order to operate properly. All trains are run by Florian Rail, the national rail company. The national motorway is expected to be completed by November 2017. However, due to the War of Lost Brothers, infrastructure suffered and the national motorway was never fully constructed. It is now expected that infrastructure will be repaired for at least a year after warfare has finished.

Tourism

Tourism is growing but steadily. Most tourists are domestic visiting Northcliff and tourists from Senya and Craitland also visit the country. Tourists can visit the Government building and the vast range of bars and statues. However, due to the War of Lost Brothers, the tourism industry suffered massively as landmarks and hotels were destroyed.

Demographics

Population

The country has a total population of 45,890,000 citizens. A total of 3,500 people used to immigrate to the country each week.However, due to the War of Lost Brothers, immigration suffered massively.

The following was the ethnic breakdown of the country, according to the 2017 census:

Religion

The national religions of the Florian Republic are Faith of the True King and the Stripping Path. However, followers are divided after the Florian Civil War after many Stripping Path followers were persecuted by the First Order of the Florian Republic, a pro-Faith of the True King organisation.

Language

The national language of the country is English and Florian. Other recognised languages are Jingdaoese and Serbian.

Health Care

The Florian Republic has a very high level of healthcare. All citizens healthcare is paid for by the government. Healthcare in the country is divided into three groups. These are primary, secondary and tertiary health care. The country has a high number of doctors employed. However, due to the War of Lost Brothers, the high rate of doctors failed to heal the majority of victims in the war.

Education

All education is paid for in the country and all school meals are free. They are three levels of education. Primary education, Secondary education and Higher education. Students throughout Primary level and early secondary level education learn English, Maths and Applied Science. All other subjects are optional.