Siri sunt subnormals, tods
(English: You are all subnormal)
|Largest city||Nueva Segovia|
|Official language(s)||Brockish, Spanish.|
|- Emperor||Ismael I|
|Area claimed||600 m2|
|Population||30 in total (only 10 citizens inside the country, the rest are illegal immigrants)|
Broccotropolis, or the Broccotropolian Empire (BE) is a small micronation located in a high school somewhere in Spain.
The Empire is governed by friends and associates of Emperor Ismael I, the supreme ruler of the tiny nation. The population of the state rarely exceeds fourty six, and its inhabitable area is 600m².
Although not officially recognized by any country, the state claims to have small recognition from the Canary Islands.
Before the Empire
The Last Elections and The Empire
In the fifth elections, the PP and Personal Liberty parties united to create a new party with the aim of creating a Broccotropolitan Empire, controlled by an absolute monarchy. This party was Together For Broccotropolis.
The defenders of the Republic, PIOB and Economic Party, ran against Together For Broccotropolis in the elections.
The result was a draw: TFB and the Economic Party finished with 5 votes, leaving the PIOB with only 3 votes. Davidccoli remained President-in-Office during the search for a solution.
Shortly after, the sixth elections were made, which were a repetition of the previous ones to try to solve the problem of the tie of Together By Broccotropolis and the Economic Party.
They were won by Together By Broccotropolis, causing huge criticism and social protests. With the victory of the party, Tauiccoli proclaimed the end of the Republic, and the beginning of the Broccotropolitan Empire, and proclaimed himself Emperor Taui I.
In November 2016, the Kingdom of Pluvialia declared war on Broccotropolis with the aim of conquering it. Emperor Taui counterattacked and declared war on Pluvialia. Thus began the Brocco-Pluvian War. The war lasted 3 days, and was won by the Broccotropolians. However, this did not improve his popularity as Emperor, and Republican protests followed. To make things easier, the Emperor imposed census suffrage.
Abdication of Taui I. Coronation of Ismael I.
In March 2017, Emperor Taui I announced his desire to abdicate in the month of May in favour of his younger brother Prince Kail. The exact reason is unknown, but inside sources claim that it is due to "a lack of confidence in the people and in himself" and several threats.
However, Prince Kail was caught money laundering, and the Crown disowned him. After this, Taui I decided he would choose a non-hereditary successor, which in the end was Ismaccoli, the then Chief of the CBI and owner of the Weekly Branch.
Ismaccoli was crowned Emperor Ismael I on the 19th May, 2017.
The official sport of the country is Jugger: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jugger The main teams in the country are the Escalum Brócolis, the New Segovia Titanes and the Ciudad Central Trajes.
But football is also played a lot. Back when it was a Republic, Broccotropolis took part in the Formula Virtual, a racing tournament for micronations, and was going to host a V-Prix.
Geography and climate
The cities in Broccotropolis are Escalum (the capital), New Segovia, Central City and San Isidro. They also have colonies: Playa del Moro, Playa del Hierro and Pico Whistler.
The residence of the head of state is the Royal House, In Central City, although back in the days of the Republic it used to be the President's House in Escalum. This "President's House", which was the school library, is now used only for government meetings.
Escalum, although it is the capital, is very small. It is formed by a corner with stairs that lead up to the upper corridors, a small pebble quarry next to the stairs (where the famous 'Throne of Cesarccoli' is) and the library or House of the President (where the Government discusses the management of the nation, and play chess). The reason why this area was chosen as capital was because it was the old meeting place of Cesar and his friends.
Summers are always very hot with very little rain, so it is not very good for agriculture. During the winter it is usually quite cold, with the average temperature recorded by the Imperial government is 10 degrees.
Broccotropolis is known for having it's own language, invented by the dictator General Jun when he was in power: Brockish.
Brockish is a combination of Spanish, English, Catalan, Esperanto, Italian and Russian. It is known for being quite a difficult language to learn, and only 20% of the country's citizens speak it fluently.
Here is a list of some words translated from Brockish to Spanish:
The official religion of Broccotropolis is Junism, in which the God and Creator of all life on Earth is the old dictator Jun.
Jun, although he is no longer a dictator of the country, he is still worshiped and loved by his people, and seen as the sole and supreme God. The sacred book of Junism is the Junist Bible.
Broccotropolis cannot be kept at the mercy of the productive activity of its own territory, limited to the sale of tourist souvenirs, books, stamps and photos. But it gains the income of people who believe in Junism who do not live in Broccotropolis.
Broccotropolitan currency is the Brocco (B).
In the past, 1B was worth 0.50€, and 5€ was 1B. This was a problematic system, and now 1B has the same value as 1€.
Broccotropolis is one of the only "countries" in the world in which it's citizens do not pay taxes. This is because normally only people with Broccotropolian nationality can enter. You have to pay to buy a home, rent it or stay in one for a specific amount of time; But once you have your home, the government leaves you alone.
As of now, the Broccotropolian Empire is recognized only by other micronations:
|Kingdom of Doland|
|Principality of Sabovia|
|Kingdom of Pluvialia|
|Republic of Molossia|
Means of communication
The Empire issues its own postage stamps, has its own weekly newspaper (The Weekly Branch) and a television (Broccotropolis TV).
The Broccotropolitan State has a telephone service that has outdated facilities for internal communication, called Brockistar (literally a phone service made with cups and string).
Citizens also have mobile phones that can not communicate with the outside world, just watch videos and take terrible pictures.
Transportation wise, there are no cars in Broccotropolis. Citizens have scooters for transportation. Since it is a communist country and everyone has to be the same, every person has to have one. Some people just walk though they have one of those vehicles.
The Broccotropolitan Army is composed of 8 soldiers and two spies. They force citizens to join the military if more soldiers are needed. The army is led by a General (currently Astonccoli), who informs the Emperor of the Army's actions. Recently, the Army has had problems with the Emperor's government, and they do not respect him as their leader.
The current system of the country is that of absolute monarchy or by divine right. The current head of state is the Emperor, whose power is bestowed upon him by God (Jun). The Emperor is the symbol of the unity of the nation and representative of God Jun on Earth. He has unlimited power within the borders of the kingdom and assumes control over the legislative, executive and judicial powers.
Although it is a completely different country to the Republic that it was, it continues incorporating many elements of the dictatorship of the Generalísimo Jun. He remains the "God" of the country and his portrait appears in the citizens' passports and the military salute is still HAIL JUN. But despite all this, Jun has no actual power in the government, and is simply a religious figure.
The current Emperor is Ismael I, the first Emperor of his dynasty and of Broccotropolis in general.
The rest of the government
The State has its own government, chosen by His Majesty the Emperor.
- Davidccoli is the Head of the Senate. He possesses one half of the powers that the Emperor has, but only has absolute power in the Senate. In times of crisis, he acts as Emperor Regent.
- Aydanccoli is the Councilman, Secretary of State and Lord of the Admiralty.
- Astonccoli is the General of the Army, Minister of Finance and Manager of the Good-Grass Factory.
- Jaimeccoli is the Chief Justice and Supreme Judge.
- Kailccoli is the Head of the Department of Nationality and Passports.
- Mikelccoli is the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
List of Emperors of Broccotropolis
|Title||Head of State||House||Duration|
|Emperor||Taui I||House Atwood||October 2016 - May 2017|
|Emperor||Ismael I||House Afkir||May 2017 -|