Macedon Republic of Bromenia
"Bruškast atša Nasklá"
"Contribution and Unity"
Bromenia's location in Europe
2 recognised regional languages
|Government||Independent representative state with elements of egalitarianism|
|- President||None (de jure)|
Kočjek (de facto)
|- Chancellor||Sěr Mutšam|
|- State-General||Stej Jovič|
|Established||27 September 2013|
|Time zone||Eastern European (UTC +02:00)|
Bromenia, officially known as the Incorporated State of Bromenia, is a landlocked sovereign state with limited recognition in Southeast Europe on the Balkan peninsula. Since it's inception, Bromenia has developed a defined folk culture that has often infiltrated government and political process. Bromenia is the third smallest country by size and the smallest by population at 42 people within it's 16km2 borders, surrounded completely by the neighbouring state of Bulgaria whilst only being located 2 miles north from Greece. Independence was officially declared in 2013, and since then the country has been plying for worldwide recognition. According to a document released by the Bulgarian government in 2008; the town of Dragostin, Bromenia's capital, was officially "erased" by their registers. The Bromeni government believes this to be a rite of which to claim independence, stating that the Bulgarian government no longer owns the land by default.
The country has been described as a modern-day ethnic Macedonian heartland, with it's unique cultural sphere that denotes a progressivist movement in the Balkans. The government have a strong focus on the development of science and technology featuring numerous research facilities being founded within Bromenia proper or international units being part-funded by the government. Uniquely, all branded items and products are banned within Bromeni borders, a part of the egalitarianist government's legislature that branded products impede inequality. Three main religions are recognised in Bromenia: Buddhism, Christianity and Hinduism; making it the only state in Europe to officially recognise Buddhism and Hinduism as a main demographic religion within the country. Bromenia has long upheld official armed neutrality, with plans further to develop basic military units.
By the international community, Bromenia is not recognised officially as a country although the government has maintained a desire to join the United Nations and the European Union. It is often likened to a Balkan-Switzerland due to it's policies and it's council multitude of Heads of State although it's culture is more similarly placed with the FYROM Macedonia. The country was also the first in Southeast Europe to recognise same-sex marriage, a constitutional adoption under the Medium Rights Act of 2014. There has been in place a 7 year plan to renovate the present capital of Dragostin, a town abandoned by the Bulgarians that is currently being undertaken by the Yanitěva, the national assembly.
Ancient & Classical
Bromenia's territory can first be seen inhabited in the Paleolithic era, in which it contained numerous tribes which now make up three of the main ethnic groups in the Southern Balkans; the Thracians being the most prominent of which. Thracians were united under one kingdom in 500BC under the Odrysian Kingdom, ruled by King Teres. This empire was eventually subjugated under Alexander the Great and later the Roman Empire in 46AD. By this time, Christianity was rife in the Balkans. From the 6th century, the easternmost South Slavs gradually settled in the region, becoming a majority of the ethnicities in the region.