Independant Socialist State of Rok
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| Independant Socialist State of Rok |
|Capital city||Adams Rock|
|Largest city||Adams Rock|
|Official language(s)||English, Cruzian|
|- King||Deniz I of Pavlov|
|- Prince regent||Leon I|
|Time zone||(UTC -8)|
|This nation is a member of the Cruzen Commonwealth|
The Independent Socialist State of Rok was a micronation founded on the 26th of July 2012. It consisted of Adams Island, Auckland Island Chain and Adams Rock, Mainland Antarctica and was part of The Cruzen Commonwealth.
The ISSR was founded by Leon Simpson following the dissolution of the Principality of Indepencia. Leon was a socialist but chose a Theodorist State so that it would be easier to maintain. His earliest ally was the Kingdom of Pavlov, which agreed to support this new nation in the early stages.
On 26th July 2012 the new nation was announced to the Microwiki community, a day later on the 27th of August (which was subsequently the day of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony) the constitution was approved by the Parliamentary council.
- Main Article: A6 Revolution
The ISSR dissolved as a result of the A6 Revolution (or August 6th Revolution) which was a anti-socialist coup d'etat in the Nation. This resulted in the success of the rebels. Subsequently, the ISSR was dissolved and the Kingdom of Rockland was founded.
Government and politics
The Independent Socialist State of Rok was a communist state that followed the ideology of Theodorism. The Dominant Party was the Theodorist Party, which was the only party in the State. Although, any citizen was open to create a Political party if there party abides by The ISSR Party Regulations Act 2012. Which stated that no party may be formed that support racism, neo-nazi ideology or any sort of inequality.
The first and only King was King Deniz I, he was the Head of State and could conduct foreign affairs and acts as a representative for the ISSR. Deniz was also the Minister of Defense and Ambassador to Holland.
The Prince Regent and Primeminister was Leon Simpson, he was head of the Royal Parliamentary Council because of his role as Prince Regent and was also Head of the Democratic Council through his role as head of the Theodorist Party. He won the 2012 General Election automatically, being the only candidate.
The National Legislature was the Parliamentary Council, made up of two houses. The Royal Parliamentary Council and the Democratic Council, both houses had to vote a majority to pass a bill. The Royal Parliamentary Council was 4 people appointed by the reigning monarch or regent. The Democratic Council's seats were awarded to party's in the biannual elections. The First ever council vote was for the The ISSR Party Regulations Act 2012. Which was passed 2-0, 2-0.
The ISS Rok claimed Adams Rock, Ross Dependency and Adams Island, Auckland Island archipelago. Both Claimed by New Zealand. It also had a UK Embassy in Northumberland, England.
Application for Citizenship is open to anyone and must be approved by the Parliamentary Council.
Rok shared foreign relations with many states. It also was known to express it's opinions on some international political situations. It was quick to recognized the new Syrian government and supports Palestine in the "Palestine Crisis". Rok maintains a list of it's foreign relations on it's website.
Being a Theodorist State, the ISSR had a Socialist Economy. Employment was issued based on the skills obtained by people during education. However, the state does offer some choice to employment seekers. To be available for work and to not seek work is considered was controversially, a crime. This was one of the Triggers for the A6 Revolution
The State's main exports were Apples, Chili and Cherry's. Making the state's economy mainly food based. Similar to a so called Banana Republic, like the Republic of Molossia. Although the term has never been used officially, mainly due to the lack of bananas exported.
The ISSR Military, often referred to as the Blue Army never disclosed any details on it's troop sizes. The Blue Army was split into the Navy, Army and Air Force. Despite this, only the Army was the only active armed service. The Navy and Air force remained mainly as reserves. The Armed Services was a great sense of Pride for the Citizens of the ISSR. As it remains today, in the Kingdom of Rockland.
The 2012 census showed that 100% of the population of the Population was of the Nordic Race. It also revealed that the States main religions were Christianity and Islam. Both having 20% of the Population, whilst the other 60% was Athiest.
Rokan Culture was largely unique but has some influences from the Kingdom of Pavlov and the United Kingdom. The Culture involves food and sport. Much of the values of Rokan culture have been carried over into the Rockland's culture.
Rokan Cuisine mainly included Apples, Chili's and Cherry's. A Fruit Salad was one of the most popular dishes in the ISSR. A Chili soup was also very popular. These foods are popular due to there high availability in Rok. 
Rok had a variety of wildlife. Mainly seabirds, it's wildlife included the Auckland Shag, Auckland Teal, Auckland Rail and Auckland Snipe. Despite this, it's national animal was the cat. The State says this is to reflect the diversity of Rok.
The main landmark in Rok was Mount Dick, a 705 metre (2313 ft) peak on Adams Island, the second-largest of New Zealand's Auckland Island chain. It is the highest point in the Auckland Islands. Mount Dick is on the rim of an extinct volcano, the crater of which now forms Carnley Harbour, which separates Adams Island from the larger Auckland Island.
All High ranking state officials swear the State oath when taking office. The Oath was in 5 different languages. It read: "I do, as the Primeminister of this grand nation swear to abide by and protect the Constitution. I will respect the Cruzen Commonwealth and it's member nations. I will always act in a way that will protect the citizens and the country's integrity. I will all ways act in the interests of the nation. I will always act with intelligence and integrity. I shall always love my country."
The Oath was then repeated in Cymric, Belorussian, Russian and Cruzen. The Swearing of the Oath was considered incredibly important to the ISSR. The Oath is sworn, with the persons left elbow on their religious book and there right hand in the air. The Oath was administered by the Minister of Justice.