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Penn Federal Republic
Micronation

Flag of the Penn Federal Republic
Flag
Coat of arms of the Penn Federal Republic
Coat of arms

Motto: "Regnant Populus"
The People Rule
Medici City is located in Pennsylvania
Medici City
Medici City
Medici City (Pennsylvania)
Medici City, Penn Federal Republic

Status Active
Location Chester County, PA, USA
Capital Medici City
39°48′21″N 75°53′48″W / 39.805754°N 75.896653°W / 39.805754; -75.896653
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Official languages English
Recognised national languages Spanish
Ethnic groups
(2023)
  • 89% White
  • 11% Asian
Religion
(2023)
  • 44% Christian
  • 33% Atheist/Agnostic
  • 11% Hindu
  • 11% Pagan
Demonym(s) Pennian
Organizational structure Federal presidential republic
• President
Devin Purcell
• Vice President
Nicholas Fisher
• Minister of State
Tobey Wyles
• Minister of Administration
Zed Smith
• Minister of Defense
Matthew Laptev
Legislature Federal Assembly
• Established
31 December 2020

Area claimed
• Area
0.044 km2 (0.017 sq mi)
• Water (%)
0

Population
• 2023 population
60 (2023)
• 2023 census
57
Purported currency USD
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
• Summer (DST)
UTC-4 (EDT)
Date format dd-mm-yyyy (AD)/(CE)
Driving side right

The Penn Federal Republic, (Spanish: República Federal de Penn, Hindi: पेन संघीय गणराज्य) more commonly known as the PFR, or Penn, is a micronation surrounded by Pennsylvania, United States. The nation was founded on 31 December 2020, and is a federal presidential republic.

History

2020-2021

The Penn Federal Republic was founded on 31 December 2020 by its first President, Devin Purcell. Purcell recruited a small group of friends to assist in the development, and by 1 May 2021, the Penn Federal Republic celebrated meeting all of the requirements of the Montevideo Convention.

On 26 August 2021, President Purcell announced via Twitter that Vice President Kaiden "Stx" Wooten had been replaced by Vice President Jared Racey, the move causing fallout within the nation as the new Vice President was claimed to be incompetent by members of the public.[1]

On 7 September 2021, the government Twitter account announced the first mobilization of the Penn Federal Republic's armed forces in support of the Commonwealth of Dracul's government declaring war on the Principality of Graustark, which was later revealed to be a military exercise on the part of Dracul and Graustark. An order of demobilization was issued the next day following a peace agreement between the two belligerents.[citation needed]

On 19 November 2021, the government Twitter account announced that an ultimatum delivered to the offices of the President from an Irish micronation known as the Penn Federation. It was also stated that on the 13th of November, there was a referendum of the citizens of the nation about whether the government should accept, and change the country's name; or decline, and potentially be involved in a micronational war. The referendum passed with 66% of the vote in favor to keep the name, and the Penn Federation backed down.[citation needed]

2022-2023

Following an extended period of government inactivity, President Purcell shuffled his cabinet assignments on 30 March 2022, replacing controversial Vice President Jared Racey with his predecessor, Vice President Kaiden Wooten. Nicholas Fisher and Thomas Jacobs also assumed positions as Minister of Public Safety and Minister of Defense, respectively.[1][2]

The nation held its first Presidential election on 14 July 2022, in which incumbent candidate President Purcell successfully ran for reelection with his running mate as Thomas Jacobs.[3]

On 9 October 2022, allegations against Vice President Thomas Jacobs were leveled, in which he was claimed to have used derogatory language on multiple occasions in public settings during his tenure. The claims supported by photographic evidence of his written remarks was turned over to the Supreme Court, which impeached him from his position as a Representative, and he was removed as Vice President by President Purcell.[4][5]

Vice President Kaiden Wooten and Representative Josh Elkind were impeached in December due to inactivity, and Minister of State Preetam Kapei was appointed to Vice President.[6]

Citizenship grew substantially in early 2023, with an influx of diplomats and later citizens from other micronations.

Government and politics

Federal government

The federal government of the Penn Federal Republic is divided into three distinct branches; the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The Executive branch comprises of the head of state (the President), his deputy (the Vice President), and the cabinet. The Legislative branch is unicameral, in which the Federal Assembly, the nine seat legislature made up of three representatives of each region, draft and pass laws. The Judicial branch, which encompasses the Supreme Court, balances the authority of the Executive and Legislative branches, deliberating on cases in a court of law.

Political subdivisions

The Penn Federal Republic is a federal presidential republic, with three semi-autonomous states, which each send three representatives to the federal legislature, the Federal Assembly. The capitol region, the District of Medici, is the only region with physical territory, where the capitol, Medici City, is located.[citation needed] Both the capitol region and the capitol were named after the Renaissance-era banking family and political dynasty, the House of Medici.[citation needed]

Foreign relations

The Department of Foreign Relations and Affairs is charged with the establishment and maintenance of foreign relations with micronational and macronational entities. The nation maintains friendly relations and mutual recognition treaties with over a dozen micronational entities, and maintains consulates across the world.

Political parties

List of political parties in Penn
Government representation
Logo Party Est. Federal Assembly Governorships Legislative Assembly (State)
Constitutionalist Party 2020
Populares-Conservative Party 2022
Tolentaria-Internationale Party 2022
Penn National Party 2022
Freedom and Justice Party 2023
Independent N/A
Unrepresented
Radical Satanist Party 2023
Arjunist Party of Penn (APPFR) 2023
National African Unity Party 2023

Culture

Music

Citizens of the nation listen to a wide variety of music, however the most common genres of music in the nation are country, electronic, rock, and alternative. President Purcell released an incomplete playlist entitled Radio Penn, consisting of popular songs in the late '70s and '80s.[citation needed]

Mass media

Domestic mass media includes the privately owned Penn Press, an online news outlet featured on the government website, providing news about the nation as well as other micronational entities and events.

Sports

Chess and checkers are popular tabletop games considered informal sports in the country, with the Penn Federal Republic represented at multiple micronational chess tournaments.

Environment

Climate

In the capitol, Medici City, the summers are warm, humid, and wet; the winters are very cold and snowy; and it is partly cloudy year-round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 25°F to 84°F and is rarely below 12°F or above 92°F.[a]

Climate data for Medici City, Penn Federal Republic
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3.6
(38.5)
4.3
(39.7)
10.2
(50.4)
15.9
(60.6)
21.5
(70.7)
26.4
(79.5)
28.9
(84.0)
28.3
(82.9)
24.8
(76.6)
18.6
(65.5)
12.2
(54.0)
5.8
(42.4)
16.7
(62.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.6
(29.1)
−0.7
(30.7)
4.6
(40.3)
9.9
(49.8)
15.4
(59.7)
20.7
(69.3)
23.2
(73.8)
22.4
(72.3)
18.7
(65.7)
12.4
(54.3)
7.0
(44.6)
1.3
(34.3)
11.1
(52.0)
Average low °C (°F) −6.1
(21.0)
−5.8
(21.6)
−1.1
(30.0)
3.9
(39.0)
9.2
(48.6)
15
(59)
17.5
(63.5)
16.7
(62.1)
12.7
(54.9)
6.2
(43.2)
1.8
(35.2)
−3.3
(26.1)
5.6
(42.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 88
(3.5)
92
(3.6)
92
(3.6)
101
(4.0)
119
(4.7)
138
(5.4)
157
(6.2)
105
(4.1)
124
(4.9)
95
(3.7)
98
(3.9)
111
(4.4)
1,319
(51.9)
Source: Weatherbase

Notes

  1. Information sourced from nearby town of West Grove, PA.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Richards, J. (2022, March 30). Purcell Reshuffles Cabinet: Major Changes. Penn Federal Republic - News. Retrieved May 4, 2023, from https://pennfr.org/2022/03/30/purcell-reshuffles-cabinet-major-changes/
  2. Richards, J. (2022, April 12). Minister of Immigration, Fmr. VP Jared Racey Resigns, Leaves Micronationalism. Penn Federal Republic - News. Retrieved May 4, 2023, from https://pennfr.org/2022/04/12/minister-of-immigration-fmr-vp-jared-racey-resigns-leaves-micronationalism/
  3. Richards, J. (2022, July 18). President Purcell Sweeps Polls, Wins Election. Penn Federal Republic - News. Retrieved May 4, 2023, from https://pennfr.org/2022/07/18/president-purcell-sweeps-polls-wins-election/
  4. Richards, J. (2022, September 14). Supreme Court Levels Charges Against Vice President Andrew Brotherton. Penn Federal Republic - News. Retrieved May 3, 2023, from https://pennfr.org/2022/09/14/supreme-court-levels-charges-against-vice-president-andrew-brotherton/
  5. Haines, M. (2022, October 10). Vice President Thomas Jacobs dismissed following racist remarks. Penn Federal Republic - News. Retrieved May 3, 2023, from https://pennfr.org/2022/10/10/vp-thomas-jacobs-dismissed-following-racist-remarks/
  6. Richards, J. (2022, December 1). VP Kaiden Wooten & Rep. Josh Elkind Impeached, Federal Assembly Weighs Inactivity Crisis. Penn Federal Republic - News. Retrieved May 4, 2023, from https://pennfr.org/2022/12/01/vp-kaiden-wooten-and-rep-josh-elkind-impeached-federal-assembly-weighs-inactivity-crisis/

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