Sofiet, officially the Socialist Republic of Sofiet was a micronation that claims the Liberty Hill Park, which was directly behind 7358 Selworthy Ln Solon, Ohio. The goal of the micronation was to achieve Marxism–Leninism, and to spread silliness, and peace. Sadly, it was ended due to a lack of support for socialism in North America.
The name "Sofiet" is a parody of the word "Soviet", which is the demonym of the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union was a very well known, totally communist nation, until it's entities broke apart.
History & Statehood
The establishment of Sofiet was declared on Febuary 10th, 2017. Sofiet based its establishment on the Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States, which sets out the definition, rights and duties of statehood. Most well-known is article 1, which sets out the four criteria for statehood:
The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications:
- a permanent population;
- a defined territory;
- capacity to enter into relations with the other states.
Furthermore, the first sentence of article 3 explicitly states that "The political existence of the state is independent of recognition by the other states."
Government & Politics
The Socialist Republic of Sofiet had a socialist republican type of government, as implied in the name. Legislative power was exercised by the National Assembly of Sofiet. Executive power, however was in the hands of the Prime Minister and his freely chosen assistants, known as the cabinet. People elect a Prime Minister who serves a term length determined by vote. The judicial power was held by the local juries.
The voting process consists of only one party known as the "Friendly Party". The name came from the fact that friendly was a synonym of social, which was the root word of socialism. The ideology of the party was, you guessed it, socialism. This includes government control of buisness, along with equal pay.
Vidimere was the only claim of the Socialist Republic of Sofiet. It was located in what used to be the Liberty Hill Park, directly behind 7358 Selworthy Ln Solon, Ohio 44139. Because it was the only city, it was also the largest and most populated.
Alliances & Recognitions
Sofiet believed in peace, so it recognized sovereignty of all nations. But, being a peaceful country, it also spoke out against the Intercommunist Union of Micronations for their failure to recognize so many important countries. Sofiet joined the Socialist Countries Union on February 16, 2017, therefore creating an alliance with the Faroe Islands, Arlandia, Yelkomia, Talon, and Groundland. It was also friendly with the United Federation of Fornelos, a member state of the Intermicronational Union.