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Federation of Koss

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Federation of Koss
Federação de Kós
Federachien den Kos
Flag of Koss Federal seal of Koss
Flag Coat of Arms
Motto(s): Ex nihilo ascendemus
Map of St.Charlie with Koss highlighted
Official language(s) Portuguese, English, Papian
Demonym Kossian
Capital Arceu
Largest city High Paradise
Area  Ranked 5th in St.Charlie
 - Total .17 sq mi
(0.44 km2)
Population 
 - Total 3
Admission to Federal Republic  June 2, 2012 (8th)
Governor Luiza Portes (NPSC)
Legislature Assembly
Time zone KST
Abbreviations KS ,SC-KS

Koss ([kɒs]) officially known as the Federation of Koss (Portuguese: Federação de Kós, Papian: Federachien den Kos) is a landlocked federation of St. Charlie. It is one of the few Portuguese-speaking micronations in the Americas and the largest lusophone micronation in the world. Its size is akin to the Vatican City.

Located primarily in the Brazilian Central Plateau, it is surrounded by the Federative Republic of Brazil. It also counts with several territories outside of the southern hemisphere, located in the United States of America, Canada and Portugal.

Founded in June 2010 as the Republic of Smint, Koss is part of a long statecraft project created by Lucas Campos and it has gone through many incarnations. It has been an independent republic for the beginning of 2011, a state of Nemkhavia for seven months and a sovereign grand duchy for five months before joining the Federal Republic of St.Charlie on June 2nd.

Although existant, Koss' economy is still in process of development, it has a dual currency system in which both the St.Charlian Pianeta and the Austral Franc are used. Koss, in its former encarnations has helped to co-found the Austral Economical Union and re-activate the Union of South American Micronations.

Etymology

While the etymology of the name Koss is very debatable, many agree the origin is probably in the latin word cus or old papian cos meaning guardians or protectors. Many experts seem to believe Koss is a reference to the ancient guardians that fought bravely against the european invadors in the 1500s.

History

The history of Koss goes back to 2010, on the 15th of June, Lucas Campos, under the name of Keko Smint, found the Republic of Smint. The Republic claimed land in Antartica and was involved in a conflict with Antarctica's Elain of Atilnia. After Mello left the community, Smint fell inactive.

Mello came back in April 2011, with the micronation of Republic of Koss, the micronation was established on the 25th and was bound to the same destiny as Smint, so it joined the Nemkhav Federation on June 5th. As a Nemkhav Republic, Koss developed itself and helped to develop the Federation as a whole. Although Koss was developing itself internally, it was too slow and as a move to speed up such development, the President of the Republica passed an Act which enabled the Kossian Provisional Government until the Monarchy was installed.

Koss took the form as Grand Duchy, which was a success, the activity within the royal state grew in an outstanding way. When the Kingdom of Pristinia left the Federation, due to a major internal dispute, the Grand Duke began to think if Nemkhavia was really the best thing for Koss. After discussing the proposal with some experienced micronationalists, Mello decided to secede from the Nemkhav Federation.

On January 15th, 2012, Koss declared independence from the Nemkhav Federation. Since the seccesion, the Grand Duchy prospered as a nation throughout the community. The royal state was responsible for the creation of the Austral Economical Union along with the Principality of Montriac. As Montriac and Koss had a very friendly diplomatic relation, the idea of a merge soon appeared, and the governments took it very well, and on March 2nd, the Kossian Empire was found.

The Kossian Empire faced three major problems, the first one is the Great Depression of Montriac which was caused thanks to the taxes imposed by the government, and the population was slowly losing interest in the micronational project and even leaving Montriac. The Prime Minister of Montriac, on the Archduke's advice, ordered an absolute monarchy under Lucas I until a new better government system could be formed, and the interest of the citizens was recovered. Thanks to such depression, Koss experienced its first war, named Kossian Civil War. Which resulted in Montriac leaving under the conditions stipulated by Kossian Emperor Lucas I.

With the the sudden leave of Montriac, many began to inquiry as to whether the Empire would be dismantled. Even after the release of an article in the Kossian Gazette[1], the future of the Empire was uncertain, the People and the Royal Council were fearing for the end of the Realm. On March 28th, the Principality of Jaankecil joined the Empire, extinguinshing any doubts about the continuity of the Monarchy. A week after the Principality was accepted in the Realm, the Prime Minister of Jaankecil, Yury Zozulya informed the central government about a rebellion that was happening in the princedom. The Prime Minister informed that the lack of support by the population for a non-communist state was huge, soon, Leader of the opposition, Syam, entered in contact with the Kossian Emperor and explained that Jaankecil would be either conquered by force or by the Koss ceding the land, after talks between the Monarch and the Prime Minister, it was decided that Jaankecil would be a free country once again.

An article[2] published in the Kossian Gazette authored by the Grand Duke was released on April 12th, explaining what would happen now that Jaankecil was gone. It was decided by the Estates of the Realm that the Empire would be dismantled, and the 2nd Grand Duchy of Koss would take its place as the only successor in April 18th. The new state was named the 2nd Grand Duchy of Koss, and it was suppose to be a cultural, economical and political entity contrary to the previous Grand Duchy, which was an economical and political one.

Although the excitement was big at first, the Grand Duchy later grew to be a very inactive micronation, laying all its responsabilities on the sholders of the monarch, which said that he was uncapable of carrying those responsabilities. Grand Duke Mello decided to join the Federal Republic of St.Charlie as a move to increase activity.

Within St.Charlie, Koss has showed a certain regionalism that have helped to contribute and develop Koss' regional institutions and carry its cultural foundations. However, Kossians have, since its entrance to St.Charlie, participated actively in the Federal Government.

In 2013, the Federation fell into an inactive state which activity level was almost non-existent. The Structural Reform of 2013 re-modeled the Federation as a whole.

Politics

Main article: Politics of Koss

Since joining St.Charlie, Koss has moved from an ultra-federal type of government to a more democratic and unitary state. Koss is currently a direct democracy, following the models of Renasia and Francisville. The official legislature of the federation is the Assembly which is composed of all citizens who are legally able to vote. The rest of the power is centered around the Governor, currently Lucas Campos, who acts as the Speaker of the Government outside of Koss. He also has the power, through gubernatorial decree, to regulate anything not deemed by the Constitution of St.Charlie or past laws.

Direct democracy

Main article: Voting in Koss

Administrative regions

The Federation is divided into 4 Provinces, which are distributed in the cities of Brasilia, Lisbon,Orlando and Montreal each province is divided into cities:

Name Capital Population Notes
Greater Crasager Arceu 2
Luvetie 1
Osceola Osceola City 1
Peritia High Paradise 1
Montosh Rulon 2

Geography

Koss, with territory in 4 different macronations(Brazil, Canada, United States, Portugal), is the biggest St.Charlian Federation, though not highly populated.

Kossian Mainland

Kossian Mainland(In Portuguese: Kos Continental, Papian: Kos Continentelie) is a name commonly used by kossians to describe the continetal part of Koss located in the south american continent more specifically in the cerrado region. The Mainland is the birthplace of the Kossian state, as well as the political, cultural and economical region of the Federation.

Climate

Climate data for Kossian Mainland
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 35
(95)
32
(90)
33
(91)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
36
(97)
37
(99)
36
(97)
37
(99)
34
(93)
33
(91)
37
(99)
Average high °C (°F) 26.9
(80.4)
26.7
(80.1)
27.1
(80.8)
26.6
(79.9)
25.7
(78.3)
25.2
(77.4)
25.1
(77.2)
27.3
(81.1)
28.3
(82.9)
27.5
(81.5)
26.6
(79.9)
26.2
(79.2)
26.6
(79.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 21.6
(70.9)
21.8
(71.2)
22.0
(71.6)
21.4
(70.5)
20.2
(68.4)
19.1
(66.4)
19.1
(66.4)
21.2
(70.2)
22.5
(72.5)
22.1
(71.8)
21.7
(71.1)
21.5
(70.7)
21.2
(70.2)
Average low °C (°F) 17.4
(63.3)
17.4
(63.3)
17.5
(63.5)
16.8
(62.2)
15.0
(59)
13.3
(55.9)
12.9
(55.2)
14.6
(58.3)
16.0
(60.8)
17.4
(63.3)
17.5
(63.5)
17.5
(63.5)
16.1
(61)
Record low °C (°F) 12
(54)
12
(54)
12
(54)
10
(50)
2
(36)
0
(32)
2
(36)
3
(37)
7
(45)
12
(54)
11
(52)
11
(52)
0
(32)
Precipitation mm (inches) 241.4
(9.504)
214.7
(8.453)
188.9
(7.437)
123.8
(4.874)
39.3
(1.547)
8.8
(0.346)
11.8
(0.465)
12.8
(0.504)
51.9
(2.043)
172.1
(6.776)
238.0
(9.37)
248.6
(9.787)
1,552.1
(61.106)
Sunshine hours 158.1 156.8 179.8 201.0 235.6 252.0 266.6 263.5 204.0 167.4 144.0 139.5 2,368.3
[citation needed]

Kossian Northern Enclaves

Kossian Northern Enclaves(In Portuguese: Enclaves Kossianos do Norte, pp: Enclavies Kosi den Nord ) is the name given to the areas not located in the Mainland. Although the name suggests these territories to be close, that is untrue, with many territoris being divided by the Atlantic Ocean. These 3 territories are divided into three different locations, one in the Tagus River surrounded by the portuguese capital of Lisbon, another on the central Florida's bedrock, and the last one located in the Canadian Island of Montreal.

Climate

Climate data for Kossian Northen Enclaves
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 72
(22.2)
75
(23.9)
86
(30)
96
(35.6)
99
(37.2)
101
(38.3)
106
(41.1)
104
(40)
102
(38.9)
94
(34.4)
84
(28.9)
75
(23.9)
106
(41.1)
Average high °F (°C) 39.1
(3.94)
42.4
(5.78)
50.5
(10.28)
62.0
(16.67)
71.6
(22)
80.1
(26.72)
84.9
(29.39)
83.4
(28.56)
76.0
(24.44)
64.6
(18.11)
54.6
(12.56)
43.8
(6.56)
62.75
(17.083)
Average low °F (°C) 26.9
(-2.83)
28.9
(-1.72)
35.2
(1.78)
44.8
(7.11)
54.0
(12.22)
63.6
(17.56)
68.9
(20.5)
67.9
(19.94)
60.8
(16)
50.0
(10)
41.6
(5.33)
32.0
(0)
47.88
(8.824)
Record low °F (°C) −6
(-21.1)
−15
(-26.1)
5
(-15)
12
(-11.1)
32
(0)
44
(6.7)
52
(11.1)
50
(10)
39
(3.9)
28
(-2.2)
12
(-11.1)
−13
(-25)
−15
(-26.1)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.65
(92.7)
3.09
(78.5)
4.36
(110.7)
4.49
(114)
4.19
(106.4)
4.41
(112)
4.60
(116.8)
4.44
(112.8)
4.28
(108.7)
4.40
(111.8)
4.02
(102.1)
4.00
(101.6)
49.93
(1,268.2)
Snowfall inches (cm) 8.0
(20.3)
9.4
(23.9)
3.7
(9.4)
.6
(1.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
.3
(0.8)
4.8
(12.2)
26.8
(68.1)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 10.4 9.2 10.9 11.5 11.1 11.2 10.4 9.5 8.7 8.9 9.6 10.6 122
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 4.1 2.9 1.8 .3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .2 2.3 11.6
Sunshine hours 162.7 163.1 212.5 225.6 256.6 257.3 268.2 268.2 219.3 211.2 151.0 139.0 2,534.7
[citation needed]

Demographics

Language

As a Brazillian micronation, Koss had for most of its existant Portuguese as its only official language. However, in January 8th, 2013, the Federal Language Act was passed by the Grand Assembly, stating the Federation of Koss had three official languages: Portuguese, English and Papian. While the national languages are those, administrative regions may adopt provincial languages, such as Greater Crasager has adopted French.

Education

The Regia Universitatis is the only educational body in Koss. Administration and control of public and private universities are carried out by the Ministry of Culture.

Culture

As a South American entity, the Latin American traditions and customs have a great impact and influence in its culture. The culture is also largely influenced by aspects of entities such as the Grand Duchies of Luxembourg and Tuscany. Koss has a very rich literature scene, great writers go from Leon Frajmund to Lucas Campos. Koss is mostly known for its poetries, poems and short stories. There have been ongoing talks within Grand Assembly to create an Academy of Letters (in Portuguese: Academia de Letras, in Papiam: Academie den Letres) so writers can publish their work with the certificate of quality of the Academy.

Little is known about Kossian musics. Surveys says the wide general interest in music and musical activities in Koss is house. Musicians such as Tiesto, David Guetta, Afrojack and Dirty South are the most popular in the region. The government is hoping to introduce two main venues for house music in Koss, the first one the Red Radio FM for electro house and the Blue Radio FM for soft house.

References