Birgeshir

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Tsalojdom of Birgeshir (en)
Цalojlık tæ Birgeşir (br)
Flag of Birgeshir
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Coat of Arms of Birgeshir
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Motto: Unconventional, and proud of it!(en)
Anthem:
Location of Birgeshir
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Capital Otaq
Largest city Otaq
Official language(s) Birgesh, English, Ancient Egyptian language
Official religion(s) inclined to Ancient Egyptian religion
Demonym Birgesh
 - Adjective Birgesh
Government Unitary parliamentary elective constitutional monarchy (simulated)
 - Tsaloj Deniz Yürük
 - Legislature Grand National Council
Establishment 18 January 2010
Area 5,184 km2
Population 1,863,985 (simulated)
Currency
Abbreviation BRG
Driving side right
Time zone(s)
National website
National forum
National animal
National food
National drink
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Birgeshir, officially the Tsalojdom of Birgeshir (Birgesh: Цalojlık tæ Birgeşir), is a small micronation situated on the continent of Cibola. Its size is 5,184 km2, with a population of 1,863,985 (simulated). Its capital and largest city is Otaq.

History

Main article: History of Birgeshir

Birgeshir was founded around 18 January 2010 by Deniz Yürük as his own "ideal Nation" on planet Earth. In 2012,after the Tsaloj explained his desire to develop micronational virtual sports competitions,he was persuaded to join Micras. The Tsalojdom claimed small land on the planet of Micras and on 8 July 2012,Birgeshir's Micrasian claim was successful.

Geography

Administrative divisions

Birgeshir is divided into two regions and 6 principal municipalities.

Regions

Municipalities

Government and politics

Birgeshir is a unitary constitutional elective monarchy governed under a parliamentary system. Tsaloj Deniz Yürük is its head of state.

Tsaloj

Цaloj [tsaloʒ] (English: Tsaloj) is a birgesh title used to designate the monarch of Birgeshir. The name comes from birgesh words "цalӕdç" ("guide") and "ojtüm" ("everyone" or "all"). Sometimes the suffix "-a" is added for denoting a female Tsaloj.

The Tsaloj of Birgeshir is currently, since the nation's foundation, Deniz Yürük and he is called "Founding Father".

The Tsaloj serves the traditional role of embodying and representing the micronation and is the guarantor of national independence, territorial integrity, and of respect of the Constitution as well as the laws and is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

The Tsaloj is directly elected for a life term by popular majority vote.

Government

Executive power is exercised by the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers which make up the government, while the legislative power is held by the unicameral Grand National Council.

Foreign relations

Birgeshir always showed a foreign policy aloofness on Micras. The only alliance that Tsaloj Deniz Yürük showed interest in was with Iteru on April 2018. Outside Micras,Birgeshir gained full diplomatic recognition from the Aerican Empire in 2013 and both micronations continue to deeply value their friendship. Birgeshir also has foreign relations with Hasanistan.

Military

Despite Birgeshir's neutral position in micrasian affairs,the Birgesh armed forces have existed since the nation's claim on Micras for domestic defence and are considered essential. Its members are required to pledge an oath of unconditional obedience to the Tsaloj.

Demographics

Language

Birgeshir's official language is Birgesh. Another spoken language is English. The ancient Egyptian language is also used for religious matters and study. Another minority language is italian but especially its hand gestures.

The Birgesh language sounds similar to the Turkic languages and the East Slavic languages.

Religion

Formerly,the official religion in Birgeshir was Islam with a reformist and liberal tilt until June 8th 2014 when the Tsaloj Deniz Yürük had officially left Islam after 13 years as muslim ending the islamic era in Birgeshir. The micronation is currently inclined towards Ancient Egyptian religion but everyone has freedom of religion. The only thing prohibited is the proselytizing of any religion. It is considered a trouble of the public quiet and not a right use of freedom.

Culture

While it's true that Birgeshir is influenced by Turkic,Eastern Slavic and Ancient Egyptian culture,this is for the most part an "aesthetical" element. The micronation is strongly "futuristic" in the sense that its government supports science and technology for the purpose of improving every aspect of life and society,even if it means overturning things as we know them today.

Deniz Yürük has always stated that Birgeshir is like an "alien embassy" on planet earth. This is because the micronation mostly differs from human customs.

Clothing

In Birgeshir, a combination of western and ancient egyptian-like clothing is weared. Hence,it is considered normal to see both men and women wearing wigs,jewelry and black kohl for marking their eyes besides western clothing.

Work

It is constitutionally illegal to work more than three/four hours. In Birgeshir,a job is a cog that makes society functional but it must not become the meaning of life nor should it be performed just for personal profit. Also,it should not hinder progress. The cultivation of more hobbies is strongly encouraged and having more time for family and oneself is considered important.

Marriage

Polygamy is permitted for men and women. Polyamory is considered normal.

Men and Women in Birgeshir

Men and Women have the same rights,however they are also expected to act like people who are on the same level in everyday life. In Birgesh society there are not rigid gender roles and stereotypes.

Media

There is only one television channel in the micronation, the private channel B-TV created in 2010.

Amateur radio has its roots in mid-late 1990's before Birgeshir was created.

Music

Typically traditional Birgesh music has influences from its past islamic era and current kemetic era. This means that music in Birgeshir range from arab music,ottoman music and ancient egyptian music and thus it is composed from the phrygian dominant scale, double harmonic scale, phrygian scale, and lydian scale.

However,western-style music styles like pop music and underground music with the production of alternative Birgesh rock,metal, electronica, hip-hop/rap and dance music are also very popular.

Sports

Birgeshir is known for being a micronation with a strong sporting culture. Many are the sports aprecciated in the micronation: Baseball (Birgesh Baseball League), Association football (B-Lig), Basketball (Basketbol Premyer Lig), Rugby League (Birgeshir National Rugby League), Rugby Union (Endüstriyelig), Volleyball (Birgeshir Women's Volleyball Super League), American football (BGL), Ice Hockey and Cricket.

Birgeshir hosted two MHL World Championships (the inaugural tournament in 2013 and later in 2020), the inaugural MBF World Cup in 2018 and also hosted the first edition of the MHL Women's World Championships. In late December 2018,Birgeshir was chosen as the host of the 2019 FMF World Cup after Vyktory (the original host) left Micras.

Traditionally, Brosatamış is considered Birgeshir's national sport and the first attempt to show equal rights and consideration for men and women in team sports as well,since it is a Mixed-gender sport.

Weightlifting is another very popular sport and local Championships are held. Otaq is home of the FMW.

Combat sports are popular as well,especially Sumo (Birgesh Sumo Federation). Birgesh Professional wrestling is another major crowd draw despite being quite different with more realistic or even "full contact" moves and no storylines.

Blood Bowl and Pondball are also very popular.