|Tsalojdom of Birgeshir (en)|
Цalojlık tæ Birgeşir (br)
|Motto: Unconventional, and proud of it!(en)|
|Official language(s)||Birgesh, English, Ancient Egyptian language|
|Official religion(s)||inclined to Ancient Egyptian religion|
|Government||Unitary parliamentary elective constitutional monarchy (simulated)|
|- Tsaloj||Deniz Yürük|
|- Legislature||Grand National Council|
|Establishment||18 January 2010|
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.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Government and politics
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Culture
- 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.
Birgeshir is divided into two regions and 6 principal municipalities.
Government and politics
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.