Democratic Republic of Zimmerland
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Its current Head of State is Eternal President Carlos Salazar . The current Prime Minister is Paul Urbonas.
Intermicronational MembershipThe State of Salazar is currently a member of :
|Movement of Non-Aligned Micronations||Permanent Member|
|European Community of Micronations||Founding Member/Permanent Member|
|Union of South American Micronations||Founding Member/Permanent Member|
|Intermicronational Blue Cross and Blue Crescent Movement||Founding Member/Permanent Member|
The DRZ claims no specific territory as most of its citizens are nomads. However its main headquarters are located on the beautiful city of Gothenburg, Sweden.
History of People and Culture
The Zimmish people are a Nation and an ethnic group originating from the Republic of Zimmerland and its historical predecessor states who share a common Zimmish culture and Zimmish descent. Due to their common history, German-speaking Zimms were historically regarded and understood themselves as Germans but after the integration and assimilation of English, Swedish, and Spanish cultures into Zimmerland, Zimms developed their own distinct identity separated from Germans.
The term Zimm or Zimmish in the 19th century applied to any citizen of the Empire of Zimmerland between 1804 and 1867, regardless of his nationality. Before the 19th century, the term Zimmish meant subjects of the Zimmmerburg realm, to which Bergsjön did not belong.
In the closest sense, the term Zimmish ever since meant inhabitants of Lower Zimmerland and UpperZimmerland, constituting the first lands to be called Zimmerland in the early Middle Ages. These were German speaking people only.
During the renaissance the Spanish and English traders, merchants, and artisans established themselves in Upper Zimmerland, leaving a strong influence on region's culture and language.
During the 20th century, Sweden took control of Lower Zimmerland, leaving only Upper Zimmerland. After the dissolution of the Zimmerburg monarchy in 1912, the Republic of Zimmerland flourished.
Democracy remained until 1935 when the Facist Dictator José Otto von McGregor won the elections. The regime was simpathetic to the policies of the German Third Reich. However Hitler never annexed Zimmerland because he did not considered the Zimms as being "Pure blood Germans". On 1946 with help of the USSR, a Glorious revolution was held and the Democratic Republic of Zimmerland was established. After the collapse of the communist system, Zimmerland became democratic.
Armed Forces and Police
Zimmerland has a National Army, Navy, and Air Force. The Military is under direct command of the Eternal President, through the Ministry of Defense. The current Chief of Staff of the Land Forces is Hamza Iqbal. The Army is armed with crossbows and its role is largely ceremonial.
The Zimmerland mantains a police force to keep the order on its "territories", the Gendarmerie Corps of Zimmerland. The total number of soldiers and agents is currently 3.
According to the Constitution Zimmerland has Eastern Orthodoxy as the official religion. The Eternal President himself has to be an Orthodox Christian. However, other religions are well accepted by the government and there is freedom of belief.
- Zimmerland has Left-hand traffic, despite its territories being located in Sweden where Right-hand traffic is the norm. However the lack of access of vehicles into the territory makes this difference unnoticeable.
- Zimmerland is the only english-speaking nation located in Scandinavia.
- The national animal was decided by the senate of Zimmerland to be the Duck-billed platypus.
Diplomatic and Consular Relations
Among the nations that have recognized and held diplomatic relations with the Zimmerland there is:
- Republic of Neutrexia
- Chiriqui Government in Exile
- Double-monarchy of Denmark
- Royal reformed States of America
- Midget Nation-in-Exile
- Exilarchy of Ashoka
Zimmerland has De Facto Consulates in Sweden, Chile, Florida, and Illinois.