Colony of Iego
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|Date founded||January 1st 2010|
|Number of citizens||40 est.|
|Number of active citizens||40 est.|
|Current leader||Prime Minister|
The Colony of Iego, also known as Iego, is a micronation in Sutherland Shire, Australia. It was founded on January 1, 2010. It was succeeded, along with the Federation of Prometheus and some other micronations in the region, by the Kingdom of Cooriengah, which existed independently for a short time before becoming the Republic of Cooriengah as part of A1.
The Colonial Government was formed in early 2010 by the Governor after it was deemed that Australia had now lost all sense and was not fit to control all of its territories. A large land mass around the Illawara area of NSW was acquired and quickly joined the colony.
In early March the first elections were held and the Colonial party led by Samuel Corby gained and impressive victory against the Liberals. By the 23rd Phase I of the International Publicity and Propaganda Act (2010) was well under way with the creation of an official email and MicroWikia page under the direct command of the Prime Minister.
The Colony was located in and around a series of gorges that dictate the land around the settlements of Woronora Heights, Woronora, Woronora River, Loftus, Engadine, and several others. These gorges are the cause of the "fingers" effect on Engadine. The main geographical feature was the Woronora River, which runs around the area in various forms and was the main area of operations for the navy.
(Main article: Iego Capital Territory)
The Iego Capital Territory, or ICT as it was colloquially known, was the capital of the Colony of Iego. It was the first town to be taken upon the declaration of independence and was the home of the Parliament and Governor's Offices. The main features in the Territory were Governor's House, Capital Stadium, the Capital Tree and the Colonial Museum. The last MP of the territory was Samuel Corby who was the last leader of the Colonial Party and the Prime Minister.
The Government consisted of the Monarch's representative, the Governor and the Parliament led by the Prime Minister. There were twelve MPs from the different states who sit in Parliament, with six from the Colonial Party, four from the Liberals, one from the Greens and one from the Freedom Party. The last Prime Minister was Rt.Hon. Samuel Corby MP, and his deputy is Rt.Hon Chris Pendergast was the Chancellor.
- Foundation Act (2010)
- Expansion Act (2010)
- Publicity and Propaganda Act (2010)
Absolute Monarchy: 1st January - 2nd January 2010
Constitutional Monarchy: 2nd January - 1st December 2010
Dissolved and succeeded by the Kingdom of Cooriengah: 1st December 2010
SymbolsThe Flags and Symbols of Iego were decided upon at Foundation, they mainly incorporated the national colours of Maroon, Black and White. The flag consisted of a Maroon vertical block on the left and then three horizontal stripes, two black with a white one in the middle. The Shield had a chequered pattern with black, hand written text. The flag flew in several locations notably Governor's House, Port Woronora and at the Engadine Capital Building.
The Colonial Combat Forces (CCF) consisted of an Army and Navy which were headed up by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). All forces were taking part in Operation Liberation which related to the capturing of land for the Colony. During peace time they operated as a small civil guard and as support for the Police.
The Colonial Army was the core group of the military, the largest group within the Ministry, and consisted of many Australian Cadets. Due to strict Australian laws only people with gun licences (About 70% of the Army) could have used any form of firearm including Airsoft and BB guns, so the majority of the army were issued with Airsoft and others were given Nerf or similar weapons. The Army was based out of Engadine Barracks and was headed up by Staff Sergeant Brendon Cardy.
The Navy was the Secondary Department of the Military, consisting of a small group of sailors and technicians, who operated a small fleet of Canoes and Boats which were designated by the INS (Iego Naval Ship) prefix on their hull. The Navy was based at INS Port Woronora, a small public Jetty, and a nearby officer's house. The fleet flagship was the INS Governor, although plans were being made to produce a ship similar to Egtavia's Battleship 1 as a capital command ship.
The Military Intelligence Division was the third 'force' in the CCF and was the only intelligence agency in the Colony. It was responsible for the defence of the colony from external threats. The Division was headed up by the Director, who was equal in rank to a Staff Sergeant, and maintained strong links with the Colonial Constabulary. Due to security reasons only limited information could be disclosed about this organisation.
The economy of Iego was very small and started up nearly bankrupt, but in later months under the leadership of Chancellor of the Exchequer Chris Pendergast, several small one or two manned businesses were established, including small food establishments, few item stores and people for hire. This lead to the proposed creation of a Iegon Stock Market to assist in government funding.
Iego was open to communicate with any micronation.