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| Democratic People's Republic of Czea |
República Democrática Popular de Czea (es)
Oíd, hijos de la patria
(Spanish: "Listen up, sons of the motherland")
Mérida, Mérida, Venezuela
|Official religion(s)||State atheism|
|Government||Unitary semi-presidential socialist state|
|- Supreme Commissar||Emiliana Torroja|
|- First Secretary||Richard Garrshire|
|- President of the Socialist Unity Party||Emiliana Torroja|
|Established||March 16, 2012 (FPSC) |
March 24, 2012 (DPRC)
|Time zone||VST (UTC-4:30)|
Czea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Czea (Spanish: República Democrática Popular de Czea), is an Andean micronation on the northern coast of South America. It is landlocked by the micronation of Montriac. Czea's territory covers around 160 square metres with a population of 11. The micronation declared independence from Venezuela in the 2012 Progressive Act (Acta Progresiva 2012), taking part of the territory of the Montrésque country of Brallisse, and making Montriac move its government to the city of Anebrán.
Czea has its origins in March 2011, created as a conjunction between the words Cizlandia and Mérida. This origin was created by an anonymous Cizlandeese citizen, and was adopted by the Tsardom of Czea. To hide Czea's bonds with Cizland and its successor the Holy Dussesh Empire, it was said to be created by a Czean prince. Czea can be pronounced as Sheh-Ah or Cheh-Ah.
Mérida was founded by Juan Rodríguez Suárez on October 9, 1558 in one of the Pamplonian mining expeditions he led. He named the city after his birthplace, Mérida. The first settlement of Mérida was not the current one but 30km to the south, in Xamú, where today stands Lagunillas. Nevertheless, Rodríguez Suárez had to move the settlement in November 1559 to nearby El Punto (presently the Zumba area of Mérida), because of constant confrontations with the native neighbours.
Rodríguez Suárez's foundation had not been authorized by the New Granadian Authorities, so in 1560 they sent Juan de Maldonado to arrest Juan Rodríguez and regularize the new city. On June 24 Maldonado moved Mérida to its present location on the plateau and rechristened it as "Santiago de los Caballeros". The city then came to be governed by the corregimiento of Tunja until 1607, when it became itself a corregimiento of the Audiencia of Santa Fe.
Czea was founded during the Koss-Montriac crisis, when the Archduchy of Montriac declared independence unilaterally from the Kossian Empire forming the "illegal" Republic of Montriac. The situation was roughly treated, and not many options were presented from any of the two fatuous sides. The Free People's State declared independence when, finally, the Montrésque president Ysabel Rojas agreed the conditions stipulated by the Kossian Emperor Lucas Campos in the Montriac letter, creating another state in the sector and sealing the "crisis".
Czea loves you
A proposal for spreading Czea's name among the Méridan population was "giving away presentation cards". The idea was quickly accepted and the money for it was already being saved. The next step was to think of a catchy phrase that would be on the cards, and that would popularize Czea's name. The phrase "Czea loves you" (Czea te ama) was the most popular one. The Social Democrat Party led the project and 250 cards were printed. The Monday 19 of March, two groups of two people spotted in midtown Libertador between Avenue 2 and Avenue 5. The journey started at 1:00 pm. to give away the last cards around 3:00 pm. The cards contained the famous phrase and an image of a heart, and a printed Czean flag on the other side. When it was asked why the card did not contained any contact information, Richard Garrshire explained that the idea was to spread Czea's name, not the Czean government and its project. Those who were interested could investigate, otherwise they'd not be worthy.
With previous support of the People's Republic of Tiana, Czean communist leader Emiliana Torroja lead a socialist coup in the name to kick out the Christian Democratic Party out of the Cabinet, which had more power than the legislature, and overthrow Juan Pablo Arimatea as Premier. With the permission of the Captain-General Richard Garrshire, Torroja was undemocratically elected as Captain-General and took out of power any member of the Chrisitan Democratic Party, leading the Socialist Unity Party to victory and disestablishing the Social Democratic Party and turning it in part of the SUP. Previously Torroja had criticized the decisions of the Cabinet and mentioned in several times the biblical orientation of the Cabinet members, which was a "threat to democracy".
About a 40% of the Czean population lives in the Czean claimed territory, making an almost perfectly balanced demographic record. The Czean population is mostly of the Venezuelan race, Hispanic people. Czea counts, as of the last census, 11 registered citizens.
The constitution describes the Socialist Unity Party as the "leading force of society and of the state". The Leader of the Socialist Unity Party is supposedly, concurrently Supreme Commissar of the People's Power (President of Czea), but this is currently ignored. The President of Czea, who is also elected by the Supreme Council, serves for five years and there is no limit to the number of terms of office.
The Supreme Court of Czea serves as the nation's highest judicial branch of government. It is also the court of last resort for all appeals against the decisions of provincial courts.
The current Supreme Commissar of Czea is Emiliana Torroja, and the current First Secretary is Richard Garrshire.
Czea is divided in five districts (distritos) and one special administrative region, the Capital Region (Región Capital), Bál. The districts are organized by number, in level of geographical position from south-left to north-right. Bál is not counted as a district and has no number. The districts of Czea are:
- I de San Marco
- II de Altamar
- III de Sur del Cielo
- IV de Valterracota
- V de Altamira
- Bál, the capital and the main operation center for many governmental institutions, as well the biggest city.
- Reforma, the headquarters of the Czean People's Defense Groups are located in this city, in the II de Altamar.
- Nicoya, the Supreme People's Court of Justice is settled in this city of the I de San Marco.
- Beriningrad (Beriningrado in Spanish), located in the II de Altamar, the city is a historical place considered important for being the home of the former Berinese High Court.
Foreign affairs in Czea are lead by the Department of the People's Power of the Division (Departamento del Poder Popular para la División Exterior). Czea has diplomatic talks with several nations, but has no official treaty or written document regarding external relations, and is very reserved regarding intermicronational membership. Czea has strong bonds with Tiana and its neighboring closest nation, Montriac. The Czean Plan Águila Reforma is a diplomatic mission to Montriac and a following plan that is supposed to end in August 2013.
References and notes
- (Spanish) History of
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