|Democratic People's Albek Republic|
|Motto: Buy cheap, buy twice|
|Anthem: Onwards, Albeks, Onwards to Glory|
|Official languages||English, Albek|
|Recognised regional languages||Arabic|
|Ethnic groups||90% Albek, 10% Turkmen|
|Demonym||Albek, Albeki, Albekistani|
|Establishment||31st October, 2012|
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|-||estimate||10 Active Citizens|
|-||census||11 Total Citizens|
|-||Total||12,000AH (£300) (1st In Yorkshire)|
|-||Per capita||1,200AH (£30)|
|Currency||Albek Hadat (AH)|
|Time zone||Azkent Standard Time (GMT + 23 minutes)|
|Drives on the||left|
|Patron saint||St. Christopher|
After independence from Tevin, a one month Civil War ensued, resulting in the victory of the Albek Communist Party and their installation as the ruling party of the nation.
13 months after independence, the Albek Conservative Party was voted into power, and, unexpectedly, transformed the republic into a kingdom.
However, only 10 days after the transformation, the Kingdom of Albekistan was dissolved due to continuous aerial attacks carried out by the Iron Guard. A liberalist/communist coalition was installed as a temporary government after the reversion.
Albekistan was part of a military pact involving nearby micronations East Alvaria, Azistan and Habetisan until dissolution in 2014.
In the later months of 2013, a series of events known as the 'Crisis' took place. Albekistan came under attack from a number of its enemies such as the Kingdom of Tevin. Reasons for such attacks are believed to be linked to the Aerian Independence War.
In Persian, Albekistan means 'land of the Albeks'. Albeks are traditionally 'liquorice allsorts' as the Premier referred to them, with a mixture of Turkmen, Russian, British, Balkan, Uzbek, Belarussian and Ukrainian ethnicities. When deciding on a name for the ethnicity of the people, the nation voted for recognising their central Asian heritage and chose a name similar to those of Central Asia.
Before its recognition even as a regional province of Tevin, a group of people known as Albeks have existed. Their ethnicity its a mixture, with the President alone having five different ethnicities in his blood.
Albeks have always strived for independence from Tevin, and even fought a war with the TDU in 1996. However, the nations that Albekistan later called it's allies did not exist, and their rebellion was crushed.
For fifteen years, Albekistan was recognised as a regional province of Tevin. However, in 2012, the Albek Republican Front declared independence, with help from Halbetistan.
After independence, a civil war was fought between the Albek Communist Party and the Albek Conservative Party. The civil war lasted for one month, and concluded after a series of seven small skirmishes in and around the province of Mary. The communist party won and was installed as the ruling party. This move came under scrutiny from some micronations, but then-Premier Alexei Orlov has defended the nation's actions, saying 'communism works well in Albekistan because we are such a small, tight-knit community all working towards the same goal: independence'.
Like other members of the Azkent Pact (a military agreement), Albekistan possessed a formidable military, and demanded that all male citizens be a member of the Armed Forces of Albekistan. Albekistan was involved in two wars (fought with eggs and conkers, not guns): the Second Aerian War and the Tevin-Habetistan War, and was on the triumphant side both times.
Kingdom of Tevin
On 14/11/2013, to much surprise, the Albek Communist Party was voted into power. Two days later, the government announced that the Albek Republic would now become the Kingdom of Albekistan.
Government and Politics
In the constitution of Albekistan, it was stated that the all Albeks have the right to a say in the running of the nation. It guaranteed all it's citizens the right to vote other citizens to parliament.
After the Premier was been elected, members of the general public elected other citizens to the following governmental positions:
Minister for Defence (Most recently Aleksandr Bishkek, Albek Liberalist Party)
Minister for Economics (Most recently Vyacheslav Ratsichenko, Albek Conservative Party)
Prime Minister (Most recently Vladimir Handovic, Albek Communist Party)
Albekistan had described itself as a state free of any permanent political ideology, meaning the running of the country could switch from communism to extreme right wing nationalism in one election. Immediately before dissolution, there were three political parties in Albekistan:
- Left Wing Association (Albek Communist Party)
- Centrist Association (Albek Liberalist Party)
- Right Wing Association (Albek Conservative Party)
All male citizens of Albekistan were legally obliged to participate in the activities of the military or risked having their citizenship revoked.
There were eight members of the Albek armed forces, split into two divisions:
- Ghost Division (3 members)
- Albek Infantry (5 members)
Four members of the Azkent Pact (Albekistan, Azistan, East Alvaria and Habetistan) decided that micronational education in the area could not be successfully managed in each individual nation. They therefore set up the Yorkshire Micronations Education Committee (YMEC), who put together syllabuses for the education of their citizens. Syllabuses are devised in the following subjects:
Students who achieve an A/A* grade in any subject will receive a Certificate of Higher Doctrine, making them a doctor in their subject. Anything below an A and higher than a C is counted as a Pass. Anything below a C is counted as a fail.
Albek Postal System
Albekistan ran a state-owned postal system, delivering packages and letters across the nation.
Albekistan ran on a centralised economy, whereby the state owned all business ventures. That way, all employees could be payed the same wages, companies could receive the same grants and all items could cost the same.
Main Article: Bank of the Albek People
Immediately after independence, Albekistan used the British Pound. However, three months after independence, on December 31st, the Bank of the Albek People opened, and straight away began issuing their own currency, the Albek Hadat.
97% of Albekistan's total GDP was attained from the import and sale of foreign goods, mostly from the United Kingdom and occasionally some former USSR republics. The remaining three percent was accumulated after armistice agreements, generous donation from the British people, and foreign investment.
- All UN members with the exception of Taiwan.
- South Ossetia
- Kingdom of Yakonia
Albekistan maintained foreign relations with
Albekistan claimed the area that is administrated by the United Republic of Tevin. It also claimed an area in Turkmenistan.
Albekia is, despite having the same name as the province of Albekia, situated in the province of Mary (Now part of the the Alvarian Confederation). In the city, there were customs station, public toilets, the House of the Baqhara [Senate], two houses and a tree which has snapped in half, used for observation in wartime and fun in peacetime. All structures in Albekia are built out of woods from the trees there.
Albek culture was influenced by the UK in many ways. However, religion was much different in Albekistan than in the UK, and unlike in many other communist states, played an important role in daily life. 30% of the Albek population followed Sunni Islam, whilst the other 70% were Russian Orthodox Christians. Of the two, only Orthodox Christianity was recognised as an official religion, but the two religions resided together in harmony.
Albek Football was the national sport, and is influenced by rugby. However, the most popular sport was football (Football). Albek F.C. was the only football club, and competed for the Azkent Pact League title every year.
Albekistan had five national holidays:
- Independence day - 31st October
- Day of Joy - 1st November
- Republican Day - 15th July
- Day of Respect - 1st September
- Celebration Day - 24th December
Albekistan was made up of three provinces - the mainly Christian areas of Mary and Albekia, and the majority Muslim area of Alkent.
Albekia is a house in the town of Wetherby with two large natural parks. Mary is in a field north of Wetherby, and Alkent is a house south of Wetherby.
As Albekistan was situated on the island of Great Britain, its climate was almost identical to that of the United Kingdom.