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Florian Republic

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The Florian Republic
Official language English
Capital Northcliff
Largest cities Northcliff
Website http://florianrepublic.freeforums.net/
Forum [1]
Number of citizens 25,390,000 (simulated)
Date founded 17 April 2017
Current leader President Edwin Farrar
Currency Florian Pound
National animal Lion
National fruit/food Sausage and chips
National drink Chocolate Milkshake
Map versions Latest Claim
Map of the Florian Republic (source: USSO Cartographic Centre)

The Florian Republic is a micronation located in Western Apollonia. The nation has existed since the 17th June 2017.

History (Fictional)

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 into 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.

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.

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.

Party Name Short name Leader Position Colors Seats in Parliment
Labour Party of the Florian Republic Labour Party Edwin Farrar Centre-left Red
325 / 500
Conservative Party of the Florian Republic Conservative Party Tony Graham Centre-Right Blue
122 / 500
Liberal Party of the Florian Republic Liberal Party Jessica Smith Centre Orange
50 / 500
Florian Independence Party FIP Jeremy Spencer Far Right Purple
2 / 500
Independent IND N/A N/A N/A
1 / 500

Military

After the civil war, the military suffered because of the rapid decrease of the population. Instead of the former 214 million people who used to live in the area, there is only a meagre 12 million people left in the country. Therefore the country only has a military currently comprising of only 10,000 soldiers. The country has a very large supply of Nuclear Weapons totalling a number of 5,000 nuclear warheads.

Foreign Relations

The nation was an observer member of the USSO.It applied for full membership and it was granted on Friday, June 30th 2017. The country has informal relations with Craitland and Mercury.

Culture

The Florian Republic's culture is mostly western but still, has elements of Jingdaoese culture within the nation. Music is and sport is 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. Football is also popular and there are currently two leagues in the country. In the country, they are three professional leagues and two amateur competitions and all teams in the country compete annually for the Florian Challenge Cup.

Economy

The Florian Republic has a strong economy despite its large unemployment rate of 44%. 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 is yet to enter the USSO's common economic market as it still is not a full member of the organisation. 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.

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.

Demographics

Population

The country has a total population of 25,390,000 citizens. A total of 3,500 people immigrate to the country each week.

Religion

The majority of the country is secular despite some people following Catologism.

Language

The national language of the country is English. 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.

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.