|The Florian Republic|
|Motto: As long as there is heart, there will be Floria|
|Anthem: File:National Anthem of Floria.mp3|
|Official language(s)||English, Florian, French|
|Official religion(s)|| Faith of the True King |
Church of the Holy Lance
|- President||Morgan Sharp|
|- Legislature||Florian Senate.|
|Establishment||17th April 2017|
|National food||Fried chicken and chips|
The Florian Republic is a micronation located in Southern Apollonia. The official name of the micronation is the Republic of Floria but the name the Florian Republic is used for simplicity. The nation has existed since the 17th of June 2017. The Florian Republic consists of four Provinces and two overseas territories. The capital of the Florian Republic is Northcliff and other large metropolitan areas include Oldhaven, Dragonmoor, Newmarsh, Port Farrar and Stonehall. The Florian Republic borders Jingdao in the west and Alrig in the south.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Climate
- 4 Government and politics
- 5 Military
- 6 Foreign Relations
- 7 Culture
- 8 Economy
- 9 Demographics
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 the 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 between each faction. The area had no sign of hope.
Establishment 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.
The country fell into unrest after 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. Later, the new state would be annexed by Jingdao in the summer of 2018.
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 was built. Today, Etourney remains important to the mainland as it is the hub of military operations abroad after war restrictions were lifted in May 2019.
Post 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.
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.
Revival and economic boom
Average temperature in the Winter (North):26°C
Average temperature in the Summer (North):27°C
Average temperature in the Winter (South):23°C
Average temperature in the Summer (South):42°C
The Florian Republic currently holds sovereignty over one autonomous territory on micras.
|Etourney||St Edwin's||Southern Micras|
|Florian Eura||Togofaga||Northern Eura|
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. However, when the First Order of the Florian Republic was overthrown, the number of seats was increased to 120. The United National Party of the Republic is the most popular political party in the country and has a very nationalist ideology which has lead to much controversy. The party has many allegations of crime and corruption most notably during election time where results seem to look rigged and the party unexpectedly claiming a supermajority of seats. Other parties in the Florian Republic are the National Spiritual Mobilization Movement and Florian Prosperity Party.
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 buildup 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.
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
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. In January 2018, the treaty was revoked. Therefore the responsibility of defence and security in the country returned to the Florian Government. In March 2019, the Florian Republic formed the Apollonian and Euran Economic Union and established relations with Alduria, Freeland and Thracistan.
The Florian Republic's culture is mostly western but did have elements of Jingdaoese culture within the nation until the terrorist group the First Order of the Florian Republic took over who removed everything linked to Jingdaoese culture. 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 and ice hockey are the most popular sports in the country and the Florian Republics main rivals are teams such as Craitland, Krasnocoria and Mercury. The Florian Super League is one of the biggest sports leagues on Micras and regularly promotes itself abroad via. the Florian Magic Weekend. Football is another extremely popular sport and the top flight competition is called Super League Football. In 2018, Gridiron football was introduced and the sport has rapidly increased, notably in Universities and the University competition, the National College Football Association is seen as the second most popular Gridiron football league in Apollonia. In April 2018, the FNFL was launched due to the rapid growth of the sport and the league instantly overtook the FBA in terms of popularity however like most sports in the Florian Republic which are not football, ice hockey or rugby league, the FNFL and FBA rapidly lost popularity and now considered minor sports.
The Florian Republic has a very strong, well-developed economy despite recent warfare in the nation. 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. These mined materials were then shipped abroad to foreign countries such as member states of the USSO however this stopped when the Florian Republic left the Port of Vines in early 2019. This has to lead to several trade disputes with the Port of Vines and to this day the disputes have not ended. The Florian Republic is one of the most innovative nations on Micras with technology industries heavily funded by the government. The Florian Republic's main trading partners are members of the Apollonian and Euran Economic Union, Los Liberados and Constancia. Mining and technology are the largest industrial sectors and other major industries include weapons, trade, cannabis cultivation and sale, services and tourism. Examples of international Florian companies include Red Bear and Hook Solutions.
The country has a national highway connecting Northcliff to the rest of the country. It cost the government a total cost of $2 billion. 250,000 people were employed to build the highway and the project was extremely dangerous due to the War of Lost Brothers, it was finally completed in February 2018. The country currently has three airports which are located in the Capital city, Northcliff, Dragonmoor, and Oldhaven. The country already has an existing railway but needed a large renovation in order to operate properly. And trains are run by Florian Rail, the national rail company. All transport infrastructure was heavily damaged after the war and repairs lasted at least a year after warfare had finished. After the War of Lost Brothers, the private company, High Speed Floria started the construction of a high-speed rail line which connects every major Florian city with each other.
Tourism is a rapidly growing industry in the Florian Republic. Most tourists are domestic visiting Northcliff and tourists from major countries around Micras also visit the country. Tourists can visit the Government building and the vast range of bars and statues. During the War of Lost Brothers, the tourism industry suffered massively as landmarks and hotels were destroyed however in 2019, the tourism industry was revived after a mass number of tourists visited the country for its various Cannabis shops, particularly in Northcliff, making Northcliff the 'Drug Capital' of the world. Nightlife is also huge nationwide which also attracts visitors from abroad.
The country has a total population of approx. 73,382,008 citizens with a steady number of people immigrating to the country each week mostly from member states of the Apollonian and Euran Economic Union. However, during the War of Lost Brothers, immigration suffered massively and it several months for immigrants to come back into the country.
The following was the ethnic breakdown of the country, according to the 2019 census:
- Florians: 56,318,788
- Corians: 7,907,800
- Black Travellers: 8,000,920
- Craits: 2,500
The national religions of the Florian Republic are Faith of the True King and the Church of the Holy Lance. However, followers were 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 organization. Weeks after the end of the War of Lost Brothers, followers of the Stripping Path were persecuted, however the UNPR has promised for the persecutions to stop. However, this a complete lie as tensions between followers of the two religions led to the February 18th Incident when extremist followers of the Faith of the True King, massacred 250 followers of the Stripping Path. To make matters worse the Stripping Path was completely banned in the country leading to mass emigration. In May 2018 (995AJ) the Church of the Holy Lance made its entry into Floria, quickly garnering support through its message of strength through adversity. In 2019, religion still continues to split the Florian Republic and religious clashes still rage throughout the country.
Many languages are spoken in the Florian Republic with English, Florian and French the (official languages) being the mother tongues of approximately 56%,21% and 10% respectively. Other recognised languages include Serbian and Jingdaoese. Throughout the country road signs are displayed in all three official languages with the more prominently spoken language displayed first.
The Florian Republic has a very high level of healthcare. All citizens health care 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. Each major city in the Florian Republic at least has two hospitals, these hospitals being funded by a foreign investment after the War of Lost Brothers.
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. Every major Florian city has at least two universities with Northcliff, the capital having five.