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English: Faroe Islands

Faroese: ᚠᛟᛖᚱᛟᛃᚨᚱ (Føroyar) Skandinaviska: Færøyerne

Gøtudansk: Færøerne
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Motto
Wealth, Co-operation, Peace
Anthem
Tú alfagra land mítt
Capital city Klaksvík
Largest city Tórshavn
Official language(s) Faroese, Gøtudanskt, Skandinaviska
Official religion(s) Christianity, Asadom, (Atheism)
Demonym Faroese, Faroe Islander (person)
Government Parliamentary monarchy, direct democracy
- Judge of the Highest Court H. J. Bjartalíð
Established 27.1.2016 de facto 1946 de jure
Area claimed -to be calculated-
Population 49,709 most are citizens of the Danish realm
Currency Faroese króna
Time zone 0, 2 and 5, same through the year
National animal Sheep
Internet Domain .fo


The Faroe Islands (Faroese: ᚠᛟᛖᚱᛟᛃᚨᚱ or Føroyar [ˈfœɹjaɹ] ), is an unrecognized state, often referred as a micronation by observers, claiming the Faroe Islands, Rockall (Rókal), Hasselwood rock (Haslaviðaholm), Helen's reef (Helenoy), the Chagos Islands & Heard Island and McDonald's Island (Kagosien), an Antarctic territory (Suðurpól) and a part of Greenland (Erik Red's Land.) Faroe Islands is a member of the Socialist Countries Union The country has about 52 000 residents, but only a small portion of them has Faroese citizenship. The capital is Klaksvík.

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Claimed Faroese EEZ

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Reason for independence declaration

The archipelago is under illegal occupation of the Kingom of Denmark, because of the independence refendrum in 1946. It showed that 50.73 percent of the population wanted to become independent, and the archipelago declared independence after that. However, Denmark did not recognize the independence declaration, and the islands received de facto home-rule in in 1948. This caused a rapid growth of separatism in the islands, but no one made direct actions to receive independence, only movements were made. On 27.1.2016 one of the movements declared the Faroe Islands independent.

Politics

Faroe Islands is an constitutional monarchy with the monarch having some power. Judge of the Highest court is elected every 6 years. Faroe Islands is often considered a micronation, because no member state of the United Nations has recognized it yet.

Ideology

Faroe Islands' main ideology is socialism, mixed with nationalism, not to be confused with national socialism. The country has elements of direct democracy.

Human rights

Faroe Islands has and maintains atleast relatively good human rights. Hurting or killing anyone in other circumstances than self-defense, war or other operation is illegal. Marriage between every sex and gender and polyamoric relationships are legal.

Foreign Affairs

Faroe Islands recognizes most of the UN nations, but there are some exceptions:

  • Korea, Democratic Peoples Republic of
  • Libya
  • Denmark, Kingdom of
  • Finland, Republic of
  • Tonga, Kingdom of
  • Ukraine, Republic of

And there are also non-members of the UN, that Faroe Islands recognizes:

  • Belajio, Kingdom of
  • Fiumea, Empire of
  • Libyan Great Socialist People's Arab Jamahiriya
  • Murrawarri Republic
  • Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
  • Palestine, State of
  • Pridnestrovia, Moldavian republic of
  • Riveria, Principality of
  • Somaliland, Republic of
  • Talon, Socialist Republic of

Nations that recognise Faroe Islands, include

Administrative divisions

The country consists of communes (Faroese: kommuna) and territories (territori). The communes are rural areas and towns with pro-separatist activity. Territories are controlled directly by the central government. This administrative reconsolidation ended completely 22.12.2016 and was organized by King Anfinn I. Here is a list of communes and territories in the Faroe Islands:

Antarktikhavn territory

Berknaroy territory

Dímun-Flesjarnar-Rókal commune

Eystur commune

Kagos territory

Klaksvík autonomous commune

Kunoy commune

Kvívík commune

Vágar territory

Vesturføroyar commune

Viðareiði-Hvannasunds-Norðdepil territory

Viktoriaoy territory

Miðføroyar territory

Móson territory

Myggbukta territory

Runavík territory

Sanktfrans commune

Streymoy-uttan-Havn territory

Suðuroy territory

Suðurpól territory

Tórshavn territory

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Demography

When talking about demography, you need to figure the difference between the Faroese citizens, who have citizenship of the kingdom of the Faroe Islands and Faroese residents, who have mostly citizenship of the Danish realm.

Immigration to Denmark

The Faroe Islands has a crisis because of the large immigration to Denmark, mostly after work. King Anfinn I has stated that "we need to learn next generations to love their fatherland no matter what, and change the direction of the immigration".

Citizens

Only few of the population of the claimed Faroese territory have Faroese citizenship. Most of the Faroese citizens who are not expatriates, live in the special city-level region and municipality of Klaksvík, KV, where the micronation originated from.

Ethnicity of the Faroese citizens

In the Faroese government's official census the answerer has to tell about their ethnic backround and percentages, if possible and the highest percentage ethnicity is the ethnic group represented in the census. Mixed ethicity identities such as Blasian are also recognised. If the person has same amount of each ethnic group, they can choose what their represented ethnic group is. Adopted people and first-generation descendants of people migrated to Faroese territory are considered "assimilated", for example "Faroese-assimilated Chinese". Here are the ratified percentages of the ethnic groups of Faroese citizens:

Faroese: 95%

Black Faroe Islander: 5%

Applying citizenship

According to the Faroese constitution, a person can easily apply for Faroese citizenship, if:

The person is atleast 50% family with people who have born and lived in Faroese territory or official Faroese settlements somewhere else as a child.

and/or

the person has atleast 50% Faroese roots

and/or

the person has lived atleast five years on Faroese territory with 0-1 stops and lives also currently

and/or

the person's first learned language or the language atleast one of the parents has learned them first is Faroese, Chagosian or Gøtudanskt

and/or

the person is a member of the Union for the Protection of Followers of the Third International Theory.

By this definition, it is estimated that abot 200 000 people could immediately get Faroese citizenship, including circa 49 000 living in the so-called autonomous territory.

Religion

The Fraoe Islands is a semi-secular system where the official religions of tradition are christianity, asadom and atheism (arguable because it is not really a religion). Here are the percentages of each religion amongst Faroese citizens:

Christianity: 20%

Atheism: 80%

Culture

Faroese traditions are mainly old Scandinavian, but also Celtic. Faroese culture has developed a stable, own root because of the remoteness of the archipelago. Until the 15th century, Faroese had a similar orthography to Icelandic and Norwegian, but after the Reformation in 1538, iits use in schools, churches and official documents was outlawed.

New track

Faroese government supports the revival of old Scandinavian traditions, more than the Danish-backed government. Along with this, it is recorded that an average Klaksvík Faroese person's language is significantly different, older sounding as that of loyalist's speak. This is because of the large percentage of expatriates who estabilished colonies on mainland Europe in the 80s. Also, a vast majority of Faroese citizens come from the town of Klaksvík and speak the corresponding dialect.

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