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The Utopia of Saint Jon was founded on March 26, 2013 by the sole leader Peaceful Saint Jon (AKA Jon Gardner)'
The origination of the name of this micronation came from the first nation's leader's birth name Jon and his peaceful ways. He envisioned a perfect nation of peace and love, a utopian society. This nation began in the mind of a peaceful man and came to fruition on the modern day tool of the Internet.
Founded: March 26, 2013
Government & Politics
The official government type of this nation is called a Utopia. The sole leader of this nation is called a Peaceful, the leader is also deemed a Saint when he/she gains leadership. Leadership can only be passed on to another by the current/previous leader. A legal contract is established and signed by each person, the giver and the receiver, both people must have at least one witness to sign as well.
For the cooperation towards a common goal, this peaceful nation has been created for the continuation of future advancement. For the virtues gained through the wisdom of the lord, Jesus Christ, this nation will be lead by the truest follower. Peace, love, good will and common sense, is the foundation on which we stand. Every man, woman and child of this world is important and has a purpose, only the lord above knows all, our rights come from him and him alone. Freedom exists in righteousness, do what's right for the right reason and you'll be free as a bird. The right way is not only found in him, it is found in nature, knowledge and intelligence. (unfinished, more to come)
Law & Order
A constitution is currently being written, it will include a preamble, bill of rights, laws, rules, regulations and recommendations. It will also outline the currency and economic system. More to come on this soon. The police and the army is one in the same, this is a neutral nation when it comes to international conflict, this is a peaceful nation and it will remain so, war and violence is not our nations way to peace. The police will maintain order only when needed, if a law is broken, the police have the authority to detain you and imprison you temporarily. A judge will inevitably decide your punishment, most likely sentence will be community service or deportation, this will be determined by the severity of the crime.
Currently there are no foreign relations with international governments. Our nation is surrounded by the United States of America. All current citizens of this micronation hold duel citizenship with the USA. Since our nation has not yet established a working currency, the US Dollar ($) is used.
The police and the army is one in the same, this is a neutral nation when it comes to international conflict, this is a peaceful nation and it will remain so, war and violence is not our nations way to peace. The police will maintain order only when needed, if a law is broken, the police have the authority to detain you and imprison you temporarily. A judge will inevitably decide your punishment, most likely sentence will be community service or deportation, this will be determined by the severity of the crime.
Currently no weapons are used by the military police, other than bodily force and physical restraints. The military police will have different departments once it is formed, security guards, police, detecives, SWAT, intelligence, border patrol, air patrol, coast guard and secret service.
Geography & ClimateClimate of Western New York and Utopia of Saint Jon-
Western New York has a humid continental climate heavily influenced by both Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Winters are long and cold, often lasting from around mid-November to early April. There are often snows before and after that period, as well. Western New York is known for its lake effect snows, which can result in highly localized, sometimes intense and even historic snow events. Lake effect storms are a result of cold air blowing over warm lake waters. Lake effect snows are usually most active between November and February and typically end once the lake freezes over. The Southern Tier normally receives the heaviest amount of snow in Western New York during the winter. Spring and fall in Western New York are usually short and changeable. The presence of the lakes allows for fruit growing and wine production along areas adjacent to both lakes which retard the development of damaging spring and fall frost, thereby extending the growing season. Lost in its famed winters, Western New York summers are among the sunniest in the Northeast and are generally very pleasant. Thanks in part to breezes blowing over Lakes Erie and Ontario (which are usually cooler than the air temperature in the summer), most of Western New York enjoy generally cooler and more comfortable summers than other regions in the same climatic zone.
Western New York is the westernmost region of the state of New York. It includes the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls, the surrounding suburbs, as well as the outlying rural areas of the Great Lakes lowlands, the Genesee Valley, and the Southern Tier. Some historians, scholars and others consider the Western New York border to be at the Monroe–Orleans County line. However, many in the region consider Western New York's easternmost county to be Wayne County.
Western New York consists of 12 western counties in New York State: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Orleans, Niagara, Wyoming, Monroe, Wayne, Livingston and Ontario, with a land area of 8,973 square miles (23,240 km2). Western New York can also be defined as the area of New York within the Buffalo and Rochester media markets. The Buffalo market covers the eight counties of the Holland Purchase (as well as two counties in Pennsylvania; each station varies slightly in its coverage) and the Rochester market covers from Wyoming County northeastward to Wayne County.
There is disagreement as to whether the term "Upstate New York" includes Western New York—some consider "Upstate" to consist of all of New York State outside Long Island and the New York City metropolitan area (and thus include Western New York), while others consider "Upstate" to include only the northern part of New York.
Western New York has three "sub-regions". The mountainous southern regions of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Steuben counties make up a "sub-region" known as "The Southern Tier" or simply "The Southerntier" which can be considered part of Appalachia. This portion of Western New York takes up most of the counties along the New York-Pennsylvania border. Another "sub-region" is the Niagara Frontier, the name of which dates back to America's Colonial period, when the area surrounding Lakes Erie and Ontario, as well as the Niagara River were the point of the colonies' furthest expansion. To this day, the "frontier" is sometimes defined as also including part of northeast Ohio, as well as Pennsylvania's Erie region. A third "sub-region" is the Genesee Valley region, which includes Genesee, Livingston, Monroe and Wyoming Counties as well as Steuben County (which is seldom defined as being part of Western New York). A large portion of the Genesee Valley region is also considered part of the Finger Lakes region.
Geography- Valleys, river valleys, hills, rivers, creeks, streams, brooks, waterfalls, dams, canyons, ponds, lakes, forests, parks, nature reserves, farmland, open space, country, suburban areas, urban/city/metropolitan areas.
Since our nation has not yet established a working currency or economic system, the US Dollar ($) and economic system is used.