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Federation of Atlantis

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Not to be confused with the Kingdom of Atlantis or the Empire of Atlantium.
Federation of Atlantis
Federazione di Atlantis
Flag of Atlantis Federal seal of Atlantis
Flag Coat of Arms
Map of St.Charlie with Atlantis highlighted
Official language(s) Italian
Demonym Atlean
Capital Caprica
Largest city
Area  Ranked 2nd in St.Charlie
 - Total  sq mi
(2 km2)
Population 
 - Total 26 + 18
Admission to Federal Republic  July 19, 2012 (8th)
Governor Sante Carbone (NSP)
Legislature Atlantis Assembly
Time zone UTC+1
Abbreviations AT ,SC-AT

The Federation of Atlantis (Italian: Federazione di Atlantis), also simply and commonly known as Atlantis, is a federation of the Federal Republic of St. Charlie. Atlantis was formed de facto the 2nd February 2010 and the capital city is Caprica, located in southern Italy. Atlantis, is formed by four provinces: Caprica, Freya, Venetia and the Atlean Antarctica.

In 2012 it joined St. Charlie.

History

First Atlantis

The Republic of Atlantis was founded for the first time February 19th, 1995 by the Emperor Seth I of Edinburg. The first capital was Edinburg, but in the 1st January 2000 the capital was changed from Edinburg to London. The Republic was founded initially as a parliamentary monarchy. After an extraordinary decision taken by both Parliament and the Royal House has decided to make the Republic a presidential republic, 1st January 2000. That same day he also founded the oldest and most prestigious political party, the SocialDemocratic Party. On 20th January 2004 were major changes to the Constitution to make it more modern to contemporary needs. The First President of the new republic was Connor Eagle (of Scottish origin). The Micronation has made changes to the flag after the founding of the republic and again on April 24th of 2010, used until now. Now, from the 8th September 2009, the capital is Poseidon (oldest territory in Italy).

Second Atlantis and Eastwood's era

The 2nd February 2010 begins the rebirth of the Republic from ten years of inactivity. The rebirth was possible thanks to the President Alexander Virgili that created a special committee and founded the project "rebirth" that tends to modernize and develop the Micronation. Indeed in recent years, Micronation had been left behind. In addition the Committee has created the Ministry for Development and Propaganda with the aim of developing Micronation. The Ministry created several websites and the page onMicroWiki. The Republic took part in the Second War for Victoria with it's allies against the Kingdom of Istoria. The 26th August 2010 the Council of Ministers have create the Atlantis Commonwealth for help young micronations in their growth. The 1st September the Republic enter in the AMU (Antartic Micronational Union). The 2nd September the Republic of Atlantis enter in the War of the Forest with the United Provinces Under Chance after the request at the World Micronations Alliance to support them in the war against Scandel.

Atlantis Civil War

Main article: Atlantis Civil War

Leaders Alexander Eastwood (left) and Sante Carbone (right). Albeit two meetings in order to restore peace, Eastwood refused Carbone's proposal to recognize the territory occupied by the rebels as a sovereign micronation.
The Atlantis Civil War is a civil uprise taking place in the Republic of Atlantis since the evening of September 13, 2010. It began after a motion of no confidence by Minister of Interior Sante Carbone and Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabriele Pellecchia against the leadership of president Alexander Virgili.

The loyalist side was led by Eastwood and most of the members of the legitimate government of Atlantis. The rebels, on the other hand, also known as the newly-created Socialist Federation of Makhnovist (previously known as the Socialist Autonom (sic) Republic of Atlantis), received the support of the AnarchoCommunist National Liberation Army, led by Sante Carbone. Following the partially successful uprise, Atlantis was left divided as supporters of the existing Republican government fought the forces of the new "Anarcho-Communist" faction for control of the country. As of mid-September no real change was made, and the capital of Atlantis, Poseidon, was split into two sectors, each of those controlled by one side.

Soon after the start of the conflict, both sides were quickly backed by military support. The Holy Salanian Empire and the Republic of Ultamiya gave support to the loyalist Atlantis on the day after the start of the war. They were backed in the following days by Starland, Emerald Isle, Los Bay Petros, Zurdonia. The Union of South London Soviet Socialist Republics also joined the war on the 22nd, however later withdrew on September 25 due to a popular motion in the Supreme Soviet. On the other hand, the rebels gained support from the People's Democratic Republic of Pugguinia, the Draco Republic and the Tyler Revolutionary Forces, which however seem to have disappeared days after the start of the uprise.

Days after its beginning, the Atlantis Civil War has been heavily criticized for the intervention of other micronations and the so called "military support" given by most of the belligerents on both sides. Foreign micronationalists protesting it include Marka Mejakhansk of the SFR Nemkhavia, Anthony I of Zealandia, Aldrich Lucas of Yabloko, Will Sörgel of Sandus and the National Party of St.Charlie, with both Reinhardt and Schneider condemning the war itself. Unlike in the Austenasian Civil War (often seen as very similar to the Atlantis uprise), several micronations have expressed neutrality towards the conflict.

Despite a division of the capital, an apparently rigged trial by President Eastwood, and the creation of a totally new micronation with the territories acquired by the rebel forces, the civil war continued for almost a month and a half.

The war finally ended on October 26, 2010 at exactly 18:51 (UTC+1) with the signing of the Treaty of Empire City.

Politics

Gabriele Pellecchia, 4th President of the Republic
Atlantis is a unitary parliamentary republic since 10 October 2010, when the presidential system was abolished by a constitutional referendum. The President of the Republic (Presidente della Repubblica), currently Gabriele Pellecchia since 2010, is Atlantis' head of state. The President is elected for a single two years mandate by the Parliament in joint session. Atlantis has a written democratic constitution, resulting from the work of a Constituent Assembly formed by the representatives of all the anti-anarchy forces that contributed to the defeat of AnarchoCommunist National Liberation Army forces during the Atlantis Civil War.

Government

Main article: Republic of Atlantis government

Donato De Lellis, 2nd Prime Minister
Atlantis has a parliamentary government based on a proportional voting system. The Atlantis Parliament is monocameral, with the Senate of the Republic (Senato della Repubblica), that have the legislative power. The Prime Minister, officially Prime Minister of the Republic of Atlantis (Primo Ministro), is Atlantis' head of government. The Prime Minister and the cabinet are appointed by the President of the Republic, but must pass a vote of confidence in Parliament to become in office. While the office is similar to those in most other parliamentary systems, the Atlean prime minister has less authority than some of his counterparts. The prime minister is not authorized to request the dissolution of Parliament (that is exclusive prerogatives of the President of the Republic) and must receive a vote of approval from the Atlantis Cabinet which holds effective executive power to execute most political activities.

Donato De Lellis, since 26 June 2011, has been Prime Minister, leading a center-right coalition. The Altantis' four major political parties are the Atlantis National Party, the SocialDemocratic Party, the Konservative Party and the Atlantis Communist Party. During the 2011 general elections these four parties won all the seats available in the Senate of the Republic.

Foreign relations

Main article: Foreign relations of Republic of Atlantis

Atlantis foreign policy is based on its identity as a sovereign micronation in Europe. As such its primary foreign policy focus is on its relations with other nations as a sovereign independent micronation. Atlantis has long had good relations with other nations.

Atlantis is today pursuing an active foreign policy, where human rights, democracy and other crucial values is to be defended actively. In recent years Atlantis had also some protectorates like the Confederate Protectorate of Andalusia, but after the Civil War in Andalusia against the fascist forces the protectorate had been abolished.

Military

Atlantis' armed forces are known as the Atlantis Armed Forces(Italian: Forze Armate Atlantidee). During peacetime, the Ministry of Defence in Atlantis employs around 15 in total. The main military branches are: the Atlantis Army (Italian: Esecito Atlantideo), the Atlantis Navy (Italian: Marina Atlantidea) and the Military Intelligence and Security Agency (MISA). Spearhead of the Atlantis Armed Forces is the Atlantis Marines Commando of the Navy, specialized for special interventions in hostile territory.

Cities

Number Flag Name Mayor Citizens Notes
1 Trident.flag.png Caprica Andrea Rao 12 Capital of the Federation
2 Flag of Port Tortuga.PNG Port Tortuga Adriana Martino 7 Northen Italy
3 Flag of New Siberia.png New Siberia Nicholas Larsen 5 The most northen point of St. Charlie

Culture

The Republic of Atlantis give great importance to the Culture of it's citizens. Atlantis has two Universities where citizens can learn various disciplines including History, Economy, Law, Theology, languages, etc. At the end of the courses, both Universities give a diploma.


University of the Republic of Atlantis

National Symbols

See also Flag of the Republic of Atlantis

Atlantis in its History had many flags. The first was chosen by the Royal House and Atlantis used this flag from the foundation to the 1st January 2000. From the 1st January 2000 until 2010 Atlantis used a flag with blue and yellow and a green cross. From 2010 Atlantis uses a flag made of 3 colors, Blue, Yellow and White, with a white star.

The Army and the Department of Defence (or Department of War) use another flag.


Sport

At Atlantis the national sport is softair. Atlantis is allowed to all sports that comply with international conventions. Moreover, the second sport is fencing. Atlantis also has a football team. The Republic of Atlantis supports all kind of sports. The Republic of Atlantis is currently organising its football team.

Holidays

  • New Year’s Day – January 1st
  • Patriotism Day – February 8th
  • St. Valentine’s Day – February 14th
  • Independence Day – February 19th
  • President's Day – February 26th
  • Easter – March or April
  • Earth Day – April 22nd
  • Arbor Day – Last Friday in April
  • Mothers’ Day – Second Sunday of May
  • Flag Day – June 10th
  • Military & Police Appreciation Day – June 14th
  • Fathers’ Day – Third Sunday of June
  • Veterans’ Day – July 16th
  • Governorates Day - August 25th
  • International Day of Peace – September 21st
  • Christmas Eve – December 24th
  • Christmas Day – December 25th
  • New Year’s Eve – December 31st

Colonies

From the 12th June 2010 the Repubblic of Atlantis also has a colony.

In fact the Nordisk Kingdom abandoned his independence to join the Republic of Atlantis. The Republic in addition to having inherited its citizens, territory and traditions has also inherited the "Scandinavian Alliance which brings together various Nordic Micronations.

Passport

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See also