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|Official language(s)||Agrikeshic Jallian, English|
|- Presidents||Kaushik Legata|
Mark Williams II
|Established||October 18, 2012|
|Population||40 (54 including gwanchalja) (official estimate)|
|Internet Domain||.ak (proposed)|
Agrikesh, or officially the Agrikeshic Confederation, was a sovereign state made up of five other sovereign states: Wadonstol, Legatia, Fexae and Newland. Its members were considered sovereign states within a sovereign state because its members were given much autonomy and control over their own foreign affairs, this idea being named synomos. Half of the members are federations themselves but this was not a requirement as Fexae was a republic and Newland was a kingdom. The goal of the confederation was to create a united front for the protection of its members and to introduce a pan-Agrikeshic identity. Agrikesh didn't claim to exercise sovereignty over all of its land but claimed sovereignty over its population and over some of its claimed territory. Therefore, they consider themselves a sovereign state.
Agrikesh was a transcontinental country with land in Antarctica, Africa, Eurasia, North America and Oceania. However, if only the free area was counted, Africa and Antarctica would be excluded. Some members claimed land on other planets and fictional land but the federal government doesn't recognize member's space and fictional claims and unofficially consider them planned settlements and cultural projects respectfully. Its estimated that Agrikesh had around 40 registered citizens. The governmentwas very active with 4 presidents and 9 other parliament members. There were 14 gwanchalja, people who didn't want to have citizenship in Agrikesh but wanted to be involved in politics.
Agrikesh had sometimes been considered a "state-in-progress" or even a "failed state" due to conditions which some consider disunity. Indeed the most commonly cited conditions are that some Agrikeshics don't know they are Agrikeshic but identify as Wadonstolians or Legatians, there was a lack of records and statatics, the governmentwas inactive etc. The question of if these problems can be addressed and if so how is an important issue in Agrikeshic politics. As a result, Agrikesh was under a Ropa mandate meaning Agrikesh plans to be more isolated and more inactive in federal affairs. Instead, Agrikesh will be more like a group of reclusive nations with most politics being within a nation itself.
Agrikesh comes for the Kurzadic word for "bright." The Kurzadian delegate to the founding committee of Agrikesh originally proposed the name Confederation of the Stars but the Legatian delegation considered it too close to the Republic of the Stars. So Kurzadia proposed the word Agrikesh, which mean bright but could also be translated as stars.
In Agrikeshic Jallian, the word for Agrikesh is Angriqees. This word, like all Agrikeshic Jallian, is a variation of the English word with modification (like a becomes an or sh becomes es). Based on the Agrikeshic Jallian word itself, the Latin word for Agrikesh is Angriqica. The word for Agrikesh in Romance languages is Angriqa.
The history of Agrikesh can be divided into two periods, the Khandic Period (May 26, 2006 - October 18, 2012) and the current Dulendic Period (October 18, 2012 - May 26, 2018). Each period represents a year in the Agrikeshic calendar, although the Khandic Period's beginning can change if a new member with a history before May 26, 2006 joins.
See also: Khandic Period
The earliest the Khandic Period can trace to is the Kingdom of Stevania, now Leganewland in Legatia and Newland, founded in May 26, 2006. Newland, however, is not in Agrikesh. After that, the earliest confirmed date is Ding-Dong, now Wadonstol, founded in October 25, 2010.
As a result of a growing knowledge of micronationalism around the 2010s, there was more Khandic nations created after Wadonstol. These Khandic nations represented themselves two wikis named MicroWiki, one using Wikia and the other that did not use a wiki farm. They later represented themselves on Skype where these nations started to be connected. Later, these nations joined Agrikesh, many of them having close contact before they joined.
The Dulendic Period started in October 18, 2012 when Kurzadia and Wadonstol decided to join union. Legatia wanted to join but it had to do a vote. However on October 20, 2012, the vote was over and Legatia joined.
Now many disagreed on how an Agrikeshic Confederation would take place, some considered it an international organization while others considered it a sovereign state made up of autonomous countries. The issue was mute for a little bit until a discussion between Kurzadia and Legatia showed that Kurzadia wanted sovereignty. There was a comprise created, a sovereign state made up of sovereign states.
Troubles in Agrikesh
Kurzadia left however and this led to Agrikesh becoming more centralized. Some members became too involved in federal affairs, while others became almost completely inactive in federal affairs. This, among other problems, led to a crisis. There was a joint presidency created on December 3, 2012 to deal with the issue.
However, they created a federal republic without a referendum. Supporters of the confederation stated that the presidency abused their powers. However, federal republic stated it was required as synomic confederalism was failing. This led to a fight among the presidencies over who was the right government of Agrikesh. After a little bit of fighting, the federal republic dissolved and conceded control to the confederation.
During early 2013, Agrikesh fell into mass inactivity, with the federal government and many countries within Agrikesh feel into near inactivity. Legatia considered it major and decided to revive itself in order to revive the federal government. However, later Legatia also desired to enforce Agrikesh and its members sovereignty. However, some argued that revival and enforcing sovereignty must be done one step at a time instead of doing it all at one time.
During February 17, 2013, Sam Tebs left Agrikesh due to a disagreement on Agrikeshic politics. To make sure this never happened again and to solve the above-mentioned problems, they issued a Ropa mandate. The Ropa plans to make Agrikesh more reclusive and more inactive in federal affairs. Although not completely reclusive and inactive, just more wary. Proponents argued this would be a quicker solution to the problem then most but Harry Fitzpatrick had worries it might led to the dissolution of Agrikesh. Although Fitzpatrick acknowledged he could not think of any other solution. On February 25, The Foreign Affairs Minister of Legatia, Kaushik Legata, said that Legatia is planning on being active but said it would be "hard to do it in real-life as at of this time."
Beginning around late March and early April, Agrikesh had falled into complete inactivity but around middle to late April the Agrikeshic government attempted to revive Agrikesh but it was hard especially due to the complex situation in Agrikesh at the time it became inactive.
Government and politics
Agrikesh was a synomos, a sovereign state made up of other sovereign states. The federal government itself was run as a parliamentary democracy. The parliament was very informal and motions can be proposed by any Agrikeshic citizen. Gwanchalja, also known as semi-citizen or honourary citizen, can propose a motion but not vote on one.
Gwanchalja was a complex legal status that isn't well defined. All gwanchalja can be citizens if they want to but chose to stay gwanchalja due to legal issues in their home country or of their own free will. Each country within Agrikesh had their own seperate citizenships, although all citizens of Agrikeshic countries are autonomically Agrikeshic citizens and renouncing one citizenship means renouncing the other.
Agrikesh didn't have much of an economy and it is doubtful that one even exists. If so, it was probably just a few transaction between Agrikeshic citizens. However, there was an psuedoeconomy not too unfamiliar to Internet-based societies, namely giving out a copy of a virtual item without cost. Even if Agrikesh became more offline-based, it would still be a group of societies united via the Internet and thus mentioning the status quo economically. There was a proposal where there would be an online trading network which started with Agrikeshic trading but since the Ropa mandate was enforced, the proposal was became irrelevant in Agrikeshic circles.
References and notes
- ↑ De facto, any citizen could vote in a parliament vote and gwanchalja if allowed.