United Federation of the Terra Excelsior Republic
United Federation of the Terra Excelsior Republic
|Motto: "Liberty, Comradery, Democracy"|
|Anthem: "We Shall Advance"|
National March: "I Vow to Thee My Country"
|Largest||Fortress of Invictus|
|Ethnic groups||No data|
|Demonym(s)||Excelsioran Excelsorian (Disputed)|
|Government||De jure: Semi-presidential representative federated republic |
De facto: Semi-presidential anocratic federated republic
|Silas Wurnbash (DP)|
|Nicolas Caiazzo (DP)|
• Speaker of Parliament
|Connor Hetner (DP)|
• Chief Justice
|Ben Olson (DP)|
|Legislature||Federal Parliament of the Republic|
|Independence from the United States|
• Excelsioran Independence Conference
|28 August 2020|
• 1st Excelsioran constitution
|6 May 2021|
• Reformation as a Federation
|16 April 2022|
• 2nd Constitution adopted
|30 April 2022|
|30 July 2022|
• 3rd Constitution adopted
|2 April 2023|
|0.35 km2 (0.14 sq mi)|
• 2023 estimate
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|Internet TLD||.ex (planned), .us (de facto)|
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The United Federation of the Terra Excelsior Republic, formerly known as the United States of the Terra Excelsior Republic and more commonly known as Excelsior, is a self-proclaimed sovereign state based in New York that was founded in 2020 and currently has 140~ citizens. Located in New York City in the United States of America, Excelsior is primarily formed of "occupied territory" in Brooklyn, New York. Divided into five highly autonomous "Republics", the nation is a federation with a strong central government. The "capitol republic", Grandsia, and most populous republic, Invictus, are the centers of government, and are located in "Capitol Excelsior," in Brooklyn.
Excelsior was founded on 28 August 2020 by the current Chancellor of the Republic, Nicolas Caiazzo, along with current President Silas Wurnbash. It follows a Representative Semi-Presidential Semi-Direct Federated government system, with elected leaders and a lower house of legislature with elected Senators, and a higher house of legislature which is direct-democratic.
The leader of the Excelsioran Government is the Chancellor. The Chancellor, currently Nicolas Caiazzo, is elected by the people through a popular vote and serves as head of government. The Chancellor appoints secretaries to maintain and operate government departments, works with the President in determining government policy, and oversees the day-to-day functioning of the Interior Government. The President, currently Silas Wurnbash, is the Head of State and Commander-General of the Military. They hold the power to veto and sign laws bills into law, and work with the Chancellor to determine government policy, as well as issue executive orders. The nation's Parliament is divided into two houses, the semi-elected Federal Senate, and the People's Assembly.
Elections within Excelsior are officially free, but with limitations on certain parties and on some speech, a semi-democratic lower house, as well as population structures which favor certain parties, Excelsioran elections are not necessarily fair. Pervasive and unregulated law enforcement and surveillance by the Federal Investigations Agency, along with frequent perceived government violations of the Constitution by the general public, and regional Invictsian control over most of the federal government, has led many to question Excelsior's democratic reliability. Excelsior scores 5.7 on the Democracy Index, classified as hybrid regime with a score comparable to that of Senegal.
Excelsior is a federation of five highly autonomous "republics" much like the individual states of the USA, with each republic having its own government and distinct laws, yet under the jurisdiction of the federal government and must abide by federal law. Most citizens are active in both the politics of their republic and the federal government. Each republic is led by a Premier and is assigned seats in the Federal Senate proportional to population. Once a law has passed the Federal Assembly, it may be signed into law or vetoed by the President.
The Excelsioran economy is a free market economy. Excelsior uses a joint currency, the Excelsioran-Libertasian Mark, for transactions made digitally. The Mark has spread across multiple nations and has flourished as a valuable international currency. Multiple micronational companies, both national and international, are headquartered in Excelsior. Frequent crashes or long term periods without service for the digital infrastructure through which marks are traded has often led to frequent economic stagnation and downturn for the national economy. There is no official national taxation in Excelsior, although republics may impose local taxes.
The full name of the nation is The United Federation of the Terra Excelsior Republic. The "terra" in the name means "land" in Latin, and "Excelsior" means "higher" or "ever upward" in Latin. The name was chosen to project an image of Excelsior as a "progressive land". The motto of the nation is "Long Live the Republic".
Excelsior was founded on land in Brooklyn, New York. The history of European settlement in Brooklyn spans more than 350 years. The settlement began in the 17th century as the small Dutch-founded town of "Breuckelen" on the East River shore of Long Island, grew to be a sizeable city in the 19th century and was consolidated in 1898 with New York City, the remaining rural areas of Kings County, and the largely rural areas of Queens and Staten Island, to form the modern City of New York. The territory claimed by Excelsior, covering large swaths of the neighborhoods of Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, became Excelsioran following its establishment as an independent state.
Independence and early expansion (August 2020 - April 2021)
Excelsior as a nation was founded 27 August 2020, by micronationalist Nicolas Caiazzo. Caiazzo had decided to found his own micronation after reading about micronationalism, and asked his friends to join his new nation, which he called "Excelsior". The communication of the founding of Excelsior to its original members was done via email, however to this day no official declaration of independence has been formally sent to the United States of America, from which Excelsior would secede on 28 August 2020, establishing itself as an independent nation. Emma G. was selected as the first President of Excelsior, however after her resignation after 24 hours, she was replaced briefly with Akash V.K. before Nicolas Caiazzo appointed then-defense secretary Silas Wurnbash to the role of President. Caiazzo selected himself as Chancellor and began working with Wurnbash to create the basic foundation for Excelsior. This involved creating a website, writing an independence declaration, and the drafting of a constitution. Today, the two are regarded as the co-founders of Excelsior.
Caiazzo and Wurnbash began to declare provisional government positions and bodies beginning in September 2020, however the nation soon fell inactive until November 2020, when new citizens began to join. Caiazzo and Wurnbash also declared provisional joint power over all national affairs until the drafting of a constitution was completed. During this time, a monarchy was established to further develop the government, and Excelsior was made a crowned republic. The monarchy, despite little inlfuence or attention, was able to survive under its first and only sovereign, Queen Finn I, and lasted throughout most of Excelsior history until her exile in the 2022 Excelsioran Revolution. However, the monarchy never influenced Excelsioran government by a substantial amount and was largely forgotten by most citizens.
The development of Excelsioran politics arose during this time, and was centered around the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Federated States of Gapla, one of the micronations which inspired Caiazzo to found Excelsior. Following what President Wurnbash found to be a "rude" response to a request for diplomatic relations made by him, he adopted a position of opposition to relations with Gapla, while Caiazzo began to push for relations. This would evolve into the "Gapla crisis", the first real political disagreement in Excelsior. The events of the "crisis" led to the creation of the first two political parties in Excelsior, the "Gaplan-Diplomatic Party", later the "Democratic-Diplomatic Party", and the "Democratic Directive Party", later the "Democratic-Militarian Party", the latter led by Wurnbash and the former by Caiazzo. The "crisis" ended after 3 months on 15 January 2021, when Gapla apologized for the diplomatic response and offered to establish relations with Excelsior, which was later finalized into a treaty. This strengthened the bond between Gapla and Excelsior, which would become a leading issue for the next year in Excelsioran politics. following this, the Democratic-Militarian Party dissolved into the Democratic-Diplomatic Party.
The first Constitution of Excelsior was adopted by Wurnbash and Caiazzo using provisional power on 6 March 2021, and with it the Excelsioran Government was officially established as the government of the Excelsioran state. The constitution's adoption also saw a significant shift in government function with the inclusion of Excelsior's first non-provisional legislature, the Excelsioran Senate. Senators were appointed by the President and Chancellor and could motion new laws as well as vote on them.
First era of development and further expansion (April 2021 - June 2021)
The Excelsioran population rose to about 30 citizens between April and June 2021 as Excelsioran federalism began to develop. In April 2021, a group of Excelsioran citizens led by Dylan Y. declared their secession from Excelsior, establishing the "Nation of Dylanland". Excelsior declared war on Dylanland with the intent to reabsorb it into the union. Under the command of President Wurnbash, Excelsior drove Dylanland to surrender on 21 May 2021. In the interest of promoting activity in the Excelsioran government, the secessionists were allowed back into Excelsior. Throughout the war, the main focus of Excelsioran politics shifted to policy on war and conflict, which eventually led to the breakup of the Democratic-Diplomatic Party into the militaristic Democratic Party, led by Silas Wurnbash, and the pacifist Democratic-Diplomatic Party, led by Nicolas Caiazzo. New parties were also created by citizens, most notably the Communist Party of Excelsior, led by Jasper Smith.
Discord establishment and expansion (June 2021 - November 2021)
Beginning in June 2021, a Discord server was established for citizens and the Excelsioran Government moved almost entirely from email to Discord, a move which would radically change Excelsioran politics.The server existed in a rudimentary state and began to become the center of government activity, with the Senate voting on bills through the server.
From July to August 2021, Excelsioran government activity significantly diminished while Chancellor Nicolas Caiazzo was on vacation. From 1 August 2021 to 6 August 2021, Excelsior was engaged in the brief Forest War, which it won through negotiations with Duckland, the original aggressor in the war. On 28 August 2021 Excelsior celebrated one year since its independence.
The Excelsioran federalist system places a heavy influence on the power and autonomy of local subdivisions, which includes the tolerance of war or conflict between states. The first major Excelsior "civil war", as these conflicts would come to be known, began on 8 August 2021 when Invictus declared war on the state of Granola over its tampering with Invictisian Governor Silas Wurnbash's Democratic Party. multiple states joined into an alliance with Invictus to defeat Granola, while Communist Party dominated states joined an alliance with Granola. After the Granolan alliance "overstepped autonomy" and its officials threatened members of the Excelsioran Government, Chancellor Caiazzo authorized the military to officially end the conflict. After legal challenges and pressure from the Excelsioran Government, granola surrendered to Invictus.
August to November 2021 also saw significant changes to Excelsioran politics, including the dissolution of the Democratic-Diplomatic Party in favor of the Democratic Socialist Party. Excelsioran foreign relations also expanded, with Chancellor Nicolas Caiazzo pursuing relations with other micronations such as the Democratic Republic of Benjastan. In September 2021, Micah Small, a new citizen to Excelsior, began to rapidly gain political attention after he was appointed as a Senator. Small created the Wolf Party of Excelsior with a few other minor politicians, however after negotiations with Chancellor Caiazzo's DSP, the two merged to form the United Front Party, or UFP. The UFP strengthened the opposition against the Democratic Party, which was now in power and controlled the Senate, however cooperation with the Democratic Party was also a key position of the party. The Communist Party of Excelsior also saw major gains after Felix R.C., a former Excelsioran who regained citizenship in September 2021, took control of the party. Under his leadership, the party gained influence and Felix was made Interior Minister by Chancellor Caiazzo. In late September 2021, after internal disputes and pressure from the Democratic Party, Nicolas Caiazzo left the United Front Party and reestablished the Democratic Socialist Party. This led to the dissolution of the party, followed by Micah Small reestablishing the Wolf Party.
After tensions with Gapla in November 2021 which resulted in President Wyatt Baek temporarily suspending relations, hostility towards Gapla grew once more into a major political issue. In mid November, the Communist Party and Democratic Socialist Party merged into the Worker's Party, forming two internal wings, the socialist wing and communist wing.
Winter Coup d'état attempt and unrest (December 2021 - March 2022)
In December 2021, the main architects of the former Nation of Dylanland and leaders of the State of Granola, chiefly Jasper Smith and Dylan Y., left Excelsior for the newly established the "Nation of Granola" and declared war on Excelsior. Granolan officials negotiated with the Excelsioran government for peace following defeat in the Battle of Park Slope and the Treaty of Alis City was signed, ending the war.
In January 2022, a coup d'état attempt was foiled by the government after an anonymous source came forward with evidence of a group chat with top Excelsioran officials planning an overthrow of the Excelsioran government, including Interior Minister Felix R.C. and Major General of the National Army Lola G. The source was later revealed to be Lola G., and all the conspirators, who were revealed to be behind the digital threats, were arrested, tried, and convicted of treason in the Supreme Court. The event would come to be known as the "Winter coup".
In March 2022, the Excelsioran military was formally deployed to aid Gapla in the Gaplan Civil War, and Excelsior declared war on the Emersyo Movement, determined to be a terrorist group by the Excelsioran government. After the movement occupied land owned by Excelsioran citizens, the war effort within Excelsior became popular, with most supporting the military decision for war. After determination that the threat to the Gaplan government was no longer severe, the military demobilized. The civil war ended with a Gaplan victory.
In March 2022, Excelsior saw rapid growth as many new people were given citizenship. In early March 2022, 2 new citizens, Chet Chetson and Henry Dalzell created the Juche-Thatcherist Party, an ironic party focused on the oxymoron of "Juche-Thatcherism". On 30 March 2022, Chet declared himself to be President of Excelsior, and held a false election, winning 2 votes with 1 vote for opposition in order to "certify his rule as president". Fearing another coup attempt, Chetson was banned from the Excelsioran Discord Server.
Gaplan breakoff and April reforms (March 2022 - April 2022)
Following once again heightened tensions with Gapla brought upon by President Silas Wurnbash proposing war with Gapla over supposed homophobia and corruption, negotiations with Gapla took place which resulted in the Gaplan breakoff of 2022, wherein, for the safety and stability of both Excelsior and Gapla, relations would be formally severed with mutual recognition still maintained. the event marked a major turning point in Excelsioran foreign policy, as Gapla would supposedly no longer be a main priority.
In April 2022, the breakdown of the federal system caused by convoluted state affairs and too large a number of new states inducted into the union, as well as many citizens wishing to see an end to the undemocratic "appointment system" used to determine members of the Senate, prompted President Silas Wurnbash and Chancellor Caiazzo to draft a major reform package of the Excelsioran Government, the "April Reforms", which reformed Excelsior into its current federal system of five republics. The Senate would become direct-democratic, with any citizen being able to vote in it, and the Governor's Council would be reformed to the new upper house of the legislature, the Federal assembly, with Representatives, proportional to the number of citizens in each republic, appointed by the Premier. Representatives were later made an elected position using mixed-member proportional representation. The reforms were adopted on 6 April 2022.
Following the April reforms, Excelsioran politics stabilized and began to focus on the Excelsioran Monarchy as a major political issue. The Republican Front was founded by Thomas Jacobs as the first major anti-monarchist political party in Excelsior, and multiple Excelsioran politicians including Chancellor Caiazzo announced their support for the republicanist movement. The Democratic Party along with the Inivtcus Republic adopted a hardline monarchist stance and promised to protect the monarchy. As part of his efforts to bolster the Excelsioran Monarchy, President Silas Wurnbash attempted to pass two new laws, one outlawing speaking out against the monarchy, and another making it illegal to remove the monarchy. Both bills failed in the Senate, but Wurnbash used an executive order to pass the latter bill into law. After the passage of these laws, Excelsioran politics shifted away from monarchism as a main issue.
As part of the modernization efforts during the April reforms and subsequent new golden era, the drafting of a new constitution was announced as an initiative due to the confusing and unorganized nature of the first constitution. The new constitution, drafted by Chancellor Nicolas Caiazzo, was subsequently voted on and adopted.
National Elections (May 2022)
On 2 November 2021, registration officially opened for the 2022 Excelsioran National Elections, which were to be held on 14 July 2022. After all party nominations ended in early 2022, the Democratic Party endorsed Silas Wurnbash for President and Nicolas Caiazzo for Chancellor against their own Arlo Wurnbash, and the Worker's Party nominated no candidate for President and Nicolas Caiazzo for Chancellor. After elections were rescheduled by the Senate to 7 March 2022, the official candidate registration closed, leaving the Presidential race between incumbent Silas Wurnbash, Representative Leo Caiazzo, and Minister of Health Joshua Schnurman, and the Chancelloral race between incumbent Nicolas Caiazzo and General Arlo Wurnbash. Polls favored both Wurnbash and Caiazzo to be reelected by a large margin.
Polls opened on 7 May 2022, with a final turnout of 48.7%, with 40 votes cast. Joshua Schnurman, expected to be the main opposition to Wurnbash, underperformed extremely compared to predictions and garnered a lower percentage of the vote than satirical candidate Leo Caiazzo. The election and subsequent vote counting lasted two days and was extensively covered live by the ENNC. On 8 May 2022, the ENNC officially called the Chancelloral race for Nicolas Caiazzo, having won a significant vote threshold. At 8:00 PM, Leo Caiazzo and Schnurman were eliminated and the election was called for Silas Wurnbash. The election saw numerous counts of voter fraud; however both Caiazzo and Wurnbash would have still been reelected if the fraudulent votes were counted. The election also included races for the Supreme court; Lola G. was reelected Chief Justice. Silas Wurnbash and Nicolas Caiazzo were officially certified on 10 May as the victors, with Wurnbash receiving 61.4% of the vote and Caiazzo 76.7%. Wurnbash and Caiazzo were inaugurated in a live event at the Fortress of Invictus on 21 May 2022.
Vitione and the Sidewalk War (April 2022 - May 2022)
On 22 April 2022, the Democratic Republic of Vitione was founded by Excelsioran Politician Joshua Schnurman. Upon its declaration of independence, President Silas Wurnbash announced he would keep peace with the nation, despite his personal disputes with Schnurman, which had recently gained national attention.
In early May 2022, after worsening tensions between Wurnbash and Schnurman, Wurnbash brought a resolution to the council of the Invictus Republic, one of the five Excelsioran Republics, on whether to seek a declaration of war for Vitione. The resolution passed and the Invictus Republic announced its intent to declare war on Vitione, further souring relations with Vitione. President Schnurman responded with a short video statement, in which he said "Silas, you suck." with members of the Vitionan cabinet. On the evening of 15 May 2022, President Silas Wurnbash brought a motion to the Excelsioran Senate to declare war on the Democratic Republic of Vitione, saying that "[Vitione] wronged members of Invictus". After Chancellor Nicolas Caiazzo declared opposition to the war, he debated Wurnbash on the floor of the Senate over the war and called it "stupid". The motion passed the Senate and was approved by Wurnbash, and war was officially declared against Vitione. After the declaration passed, President Thomas Jacobs of Roscamistan and President Emerson Lee of Libertas, who both are citizens of Excelsior and voted aye on the motion for war, entered into negotiations over joining the war with Excelsioran President Wurnbash. President Connor Hetner of Cotter Menaceland also entered negotiations but was persuaded not to join the war by Chancellor Nicolas Caiazzo. On 16 May 2022 Roscamistan and Libertas entered the war, forming the Excelsioran entente, with Cotter Menaceland declaring neutrality. With no physical conflict, the war left little damage on either side, however has soured relations substantially between Excelsior and Vitione. Vitione never issued a formal declaration of war against Excelsior, and refused to recognize the war's existence until 16 May 2022. After negotiations between Silas Wurnbash and Joshua Schnurman, moderated by Nicolas Caiazzo, a ceasefire was reached in exchange for territorial concessions. Despite no official victor, Excelsioran news sources including the ENNC and the Excelsioran tabloid claimed the war as an Excelsioran victory. Schnurman later left Excelsior and after Vitione fell into inactivity it was informally dissolved.
Summer of 2022 (July - October 2022)
The summer of 2022 saw the dissolution of the Excelsioran Monarchy through the Excelsioran Revolution. The revolution began 29 July 2022 after the Invictus Republic of Excelsior repealed its treaty to protect the Excelsioran Monarchy, causing Invictisian Premier and President of Excelsior Silas Wurnbash to declare an uprising against the monarchy and the Sovereign of Excelsior, Queen Finn, on behalf of Invictus. This action caused multiple other government officials to join in the uprising against the monarchy, which eventually led to Chancellor Nicolas Caiazzo declaring that his administration and the Excelsioran Interior Government supported the efforts and would move to occupy royal property by force via the National Guard within Capitol Palace. The Republic Act, which abolished the monarchy and nobility, was also introduced to the Parliament on 29 July 2022 after protections on the monarchy were repealed, and was passed 30 July 2022, signaling the end of the revolution.
In august, an Excelsioran delegation went to MicroCon 2022, consisting of the Chancellor, Nicolas Caiazzo, the President, Silas Wurnbash, and the Head of foreign affairs (at the time of microcon), Ben Olson. While there, the trio participated in most major microcon events, as well as helped to negotiate a land dispute between the Excelsioran republic Invictus, and the Federated States of Gapla.
In mid September, the former "right hand man" to Silas Wurnbash for Invictus, Chet Chetson, launched an internal coup d'état, helped by many high ranking members of Invictus, attempting to seize control. A quick assessment by the loyalist Invictus Government showed that a majority of high ranking officers and staff had defected, while a vast majority of the lower ranked were still fiercely loyal. The rebels quickly realized that seizing control of invictus without support was futile, so they instead attempted to secede the Invictus territory of New Brooklyn. The ensuing civil war lasted slightly over a month, with two major battles, both of which were attempted raids on the Fortress of Invictus by the rebels, both of which were Invictus Victories, the New Brooklyn troops having been repelled from the steps of the fortress both times by Fortress guard.
The period of inactivity (November- December 2022)
In the winter months of 2022, as a lot of citizens busied themselves with high school, activity slowed, with only small numbers of bills being introduced. during this time there were two major conflicts, however. Firstly, Invictus had a war against the Federated States of Gapla, the war lasted slightly less than a month, with invictus gathering many micronational allies to it's side, but the war was decided in the end to be a draw, as neither side could do much to the other.
Excelsior was also involved in the Second Ausverian Civil War during this time, before eventually withdrawing after major losses and National Ausverian raids on Excelsioran territory in Brooklyn.
(January- March 2023)
In Mid December many new foreign micronationalists began to enter Excelsior. Many of these micronationalists started businesses, notably the Micronational Hockey League, which quickly rose to be the second biggest excelsorian company, after Hays Industries and the WNSC. That, combined with the Excelsioran mark being accepted as valid tender by many other nations outside excelsior around the same time, caused a boom in Excelsioran business in early January, where the Excelsioran economy, previously in steady decline, experienced an ~800% increase, which lasted much of the month, before settling at a level of ~200% higher than pre January.
Also in February, At an all- day invictus military strategy training exercise, a representative of new Brooklyn, along with other members of New Brooklyn high command on call, negotiating a truce between Invictus and New Brooklyn, where the hostilities would cease and the area New Brooklyn had claimed prior to the war would be joint occupied till a future date where a more permanent arrangement could be made. At the same conference Invictus signed mutual defense with the Nation of Kafkaland.
2023 National Elections (Late April - Early May 2023)
National activity surged in late April as campaigning for the 2023 national elections began. The election, scheduled for May first, would see Chet Chetson challenge Silas Wurnbash for the Presidency, and Arlo Wurnbash challenge Nicolas Caiazzo for the Chancellorship. On the day of the election small protests broke out over the muting of Chetson on the discord server, caused by him publicly posting the home address of a campaign member of the SILAS2023 Campaign.
The polls opened with a strong and exactly equal lead for both Silas and Nico, with around 77% of the vote each. As the hours wore by Silas gained a larger lead over Chetson, with 81% of the vote, while Arlo started to gain on Nico, as he pulled massive amounts of votes from off discord citizens, which Caiazzo raised concerns about, citing that he had no ability to influence citizens who were off discord, and thus the votes were not fair. Despite these protests Arlo rose to a peak of 38%, just before the election ended.
Both Wurnbash and Caiazzo won reelection, Wurnbash with 78%, and Caiazzo with 61%.
Following his loss, Arlo released a video to Excelsior, in which he, surrounded by soldiers, declared war against excelsior, due to a "fraud election" and "stolen votes".
Founding of the Aequitas pact and microcon (June 2023)
In June 2023, President Silas Wurnbash announced the formation of a new micronational organization of his own design, the Miconational Council of Nations, which was shortly renamed to the "Aequitas Pact".
Economic stagnation and tensions with Gapla (July 2023)
Rising tensions with new Brooklyn ( Late August- early September 2023)
|Democratic Party||Syncretic||Anti-fascism, Excelsioran progressivism, civic nationalism, social democracy (Majority)
Invictisian Sovereigntism (Factions)
|Communist Party of Dave||Left-wing||Davish Nationalism, regionalism||Jasper S.|
Excelsior proper is divided into five autonomous constituent "Republics", each with their own local governments and a Premier as the head of government. The largest of these republics, Invictus, has been granted additional autonomy by the government and functions almost as an independent nation within Excelsior, holding its own seats in supranational organizations and maintaining its own military. Invictus holds the vast majority of the Excelsioran population, but the majority of Invictisian citizens are offline from and completely detached from federal politics and have developed their own culture and nationalism for Invictus, furthering what has been described as an "online-offline" divide, similar to an urban-rural divide. The rest of the Republics have populations of much more federally active citzens but with much loess culture, sense of independence, and pride than Invictus.
Excelsior also maintains two special administrative regions separate from the republics, which have their own local governments with special abilities, such as the power to tax citizens. These regions are often used to separate important territorial holdings or seats of power, such as the capital, from the influence of the Republics.
|Special Administrative and Economic Regions|
|Alis City||Alis City||Vacant||Brooklyn, New York|
|General-Commissariat of Avalonijia
|Avalonijia||Logan Cypress||Saint John's, Newfoundland|
|New Codak||Nicolas Caiazzo||Brooklyn|
|Goose Island Socialist Republic
|New Hetneria||Connor Hetner||Brooklyn|
|Riel Islands Republic
|None designated||Spider Island||Benjamin Pickles||Baiting Hollow|
|None designated||Davenport||Jasper S.||Baiting Hollow|
Government and Administration
The Executive branch of Excelsior consists of the Chancellor at its head, and the national cabinet. The executive oversees the day-to-day operation of Excelsior, regulates government services, creates ministries, and runs and operates the interior government. The executive branch also presides over other branches to make sure they are running according to the instruction of government. Secretaries are appointed to assist the Chancellor in specific divisions of the interior government. The branch works closely with the Presidential branch to ensure cooperation and preside over the general national operation of Excelsior. All public services and government services are controlled by the executive branch.
The Chancellor has the power to establish departments and agencies of the Federal Government. The Secretaries of federal departments make up the national cabinet and act as advisors to the Chancellor within the focus of their departments. The cabinet is often reshuffled as departments are merged or dissolved.
The Presidential branch consists of the Federal President, currently Silas Wurnbash and Vice-President, as well as the National Defense Department, National Defense advisor, and the National Military. The branch is responsible for defense and security, as well as state affairs. The President is active in government and appoints multiple government officers, as well as issuing executive orders, working closely with Republic Premiers, and working with the Chancellor to run the government. The President's main function is the power to veto or approve laws passed by the senate and federal assembly, and thus the branch works closely with the legislative branch.
The legislative branch of Excelsior consists of the Parliament of Excelsior, which is separated into two houses, the Federal Senate and the People's Assembly. The branch is responsible for voting on motions and bills presented by Senators and holding special hearings and tribunals. The Parliament is led by the Speaker of the Parliament, who is elected by the Senate after each election.
The federal Senate is the first house of the Legislature, where senators propose bills which are discussed and voted on before being passed up to the People's Assembly for national approval. The Federal Senate consists of seven Senators elected at the national level, in addition to six Senators selected by the constituent republics of Excelsior. The seven Senators elected nationally are elected on the same ballot in a direct election on the first day of every sixth month by the citizens of Excelsior. Each constituent republic is guaranteed a Senator or number of Senators each election cycle by the Assignments Committee, which convenes every sixth month to assign a number of Senators out of the six senators to be elected from the republics to each constituent republic based on population. Following the assignment of a number of Senators to a republic, that republic selects citizens to fill the seats. Each republic chooses how their Senators are selected; most opt to elect their Senators at the republic level.
The People's Assembly exists as a way to have bills recieve the stamp of approval from the citizens of Excelsior before becoming law. Any citizen able to vote at the meeting place of the Assembly online is allowed to vote on bills presented to it from the Senate. Once the People's Assembly passes a bill, it is sent to the President for approval.
Judicial power in Excelsior is vested in one court, the Supreme Court of Excelsior, which has a bench of two Associate Justices and one Chief Justice, jointly appointed by the Chancellor and the President. The Court hears both civil and criminal cases brought to it by citizens and by the Federal Government. Excelsioran criminal law consists of the Criminal Code of Excelsior, and judicial proceedings are governed by the Excelsioran Federal Rules of Evidence. The Parliament has the power to establish inferior courts.
There are no legal requirements to be able to practice law in Excelsior. Formerly, attorneys had to pass the Excelsioran Legal Degree Examination (ELDE).
Military and defense
The National Military of Excelsior is the armed forces of the Excelsior Republic. The military consists of 3 branches, the National Army, the Naval and Aerial Force, and Force Fourteen. Led by Commander-General Silas W. as President of Excelsior, the military has often been used to put down civil conflict, such as the 2022 Excelsioran Coup d'état Attempt. The Commander-General is the supreme leader of the military, and is assisted by the Defense Advisor, and the Branch Leaders.
The supreme leader and commander of the military is the President of the Republic of Excelsior, given the title of Commander-General. The current Commander-General is Silas W. The Commander-General performs and authorizes military operations and appoints generals. The Commander-General is assisted by the Defense Advisor, currently Nicolas Caiazzo, who advises the Commander-General on procedure and military policy. The military is divided into 3 branches, the National Army, the National Air Force, and Force Fourteen. Each is led by a Branch Leader, who holds the rank of Major General, and commands their respective branch. The Commander-General, Branch Leaders, and Defense Advisor make up the Military High Command.
The Army of Excelsior is the ground force of the Excelsioran military. Comprised of over 15 servicemembers, the branch is responsible for on the ground combat and most military action. As the largest branch in the Military, it oversees most military operations. The branch has the most engagements and traditionally fights in live combat. The National army is the oldest branch and has heavy influence from the state of Invictus. It is led by Major General Lola G.
The Aerial and Naval force of the military is responsible for military action on sea and in the air, as well as aiding the National Army in combat. Comprised of the duck lake fleet of two small 2 man ships, as well as one drone, the ANF, as it is commonly called, carries out surveillance missions and operates in areas where the army can't reach. The Radio and Signal Corps., which are responsible for monitoring radio waves, are integrated into the ANF. The ANF did fight one live battle, in which the duck lake fleet fought anti excelsior terrorists on water. The battle ended in ANF defeat. The ANF is led by Marshal Nicolas Caiazzo.
Force 14 is the special operations unit of the Excelsioran military, and assist the National army in special operations. To be accepted into the force you must have passed the trials to become a member of the EWI, an external group outside of Excelsior that trains soldiers for the Excelsioran Military. Those that pass the EWI are tested in armed and unarmed combat in all conditions, with tests of battlefield tactics and military history being taught as well. Once one transitions to Force 14, they are assessed on their strengths and given a specific battle role.
The force acts as a united squad and is led by their leader, Major General Arlo W.
The military is completely autonomous from the Government of Excelsior, as its responsibility is to serve the people. This allows the military to carry out foreign operations without authorization from the government, which occasionally leads to military operations that are condemned by the Government of Excelsior. The Military is an arm of the state, and not the government, according to Excelsioran law, and is only bound by Excelsioran federal laws, Federal Rulings, and legislative orders such as passed motions by the Senate.
Foreign relations and policy
Excelsior maintains an often interventionist foreign policy. Excelsior is a founding member of the Aequitas Pact and was previously a member of the New Micronations Internationale. Excelsior maintains a militarist-interventionist foreign policy and has undertaken regime change and war interventionist policies, as well as used war as a diplomatic threat. Excelsior promotes free trade and use of its internationally-traded currency, the Excel.
Mutual Recognition and diplomatic relations
- Federal Republic of Georgienstine
- Socialist Republic of Cotter Menaceland
Culture and media
The culture of Excelsior takes influence from the culture of New York City, as well as Italy, Germany, Brazil, and the United States. Excelsior recognizes three languages federally as national languages: English, German, and Portuguese.
Literature and the arts
Flaud Argument by Max Barrows is often considered, mostly ironically, to be the greatest work of Excelsioran literature ever written. It holds great importance in Excelsioran online and meme culture, and is widely distributed both nationally and abroad. Max Barrows, the text's writer, is federally designated as a "national treasure".
Media and popular culture
National symbols of Excelsior
The national symbols of Excelsior were chosen at Excelsior's inception by Nicolas Caiazzo. The flag of Excelsior is red, black, and yellow, with red symbolizing life, yellow symbolizing hope, and black symbolizing power. The laurels on the flag symbolize peace. The bird featured in the center of the flag was originally intended to be an Eurasian Kestrel, but today most citizens interpret it as an eagle. When interpreted as a kestrel, it was intended to symbolize power despite small size, as kestrels are the smallest bird of prey in terms of size.
- 15 January - Gapla day
- 9 April - Prisoner of War and Veteran's day
- 30 July - Republic Day
- 27 August - Founder's day
- 28 August - Independence day
*Bold denotes a major holiday.