Free Nation of New Athens
|Motto: "Preserving Liberty Through Brotherhood and Solidarity"|
• Speaker of the People
• Grand Ambassador
• Chief Justice
|Honorable Dylan Ray|
• Grand General
|General Kenan Mitchell|
• Grand Archivist
|Establishment||30 September 2019|
|Currency||New Athenian rem|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
The Free Nation of New Athens, or simply New Athens for short, is a micronation founded on the principles of Liberty, Brotherhood, and Solidarity. The sovereign territory of the Free Nation of New Athens consists of nine noncontiguous claims throughout the USA and Hungary.
Citizenship is granted at the discretion of the King. Anyone may petition for citizenship at any time by filling out this short form.
The name of the Free Nation of New Athens has two parts. The first part being "the Free Nation" and the second being "New Athens." "The Free Nation" was chosen because the nation was founded on the principle of Liberty and it will serve as a constant reminder of this. "New Athens" was inspired by the city of Athens, Georgia. It is among the founders' favorite places to visit and many see it as a symbol of freedom.
Before declaring independence, the would-be citizens were living in Cobb County, where city ordinances had been passed that allowed the government to control the living situations of individuals, even on private property. Specifically, Cobb County Ordinance Sec. 134-1, which was forcing citizens of Cobb County into high-cost housing and preventing them from exploring other options. The would-be founders, along with many other citizens of the county saw this as a terrible violation of civil liberties and an overreach of government. As a result, they were forced to explore other options and eventually concluded that the ideal course of action was to declare independence. Thus, the Free Nation of New Athens was born.
The Free Nation of New Athens currently claims 9 areas of land consisting of eight governed provinces and one territory.
|Province Name||Location||Size (Acres)||Flag||Governor||Date Claimed||Date Unclaimed|
|Roswell Province (Capital)||Roswell, Georgia, United States||0.3245 Acres||King Tyler Mullins||October 20, 2019||N/A|
|Norcross Province||Norcross, Georgia, United States||0.32 Acres||Sir Duke Jacob H||December 12, 2019||N/A|
|Acworth Province (defunct)||Acworth, Georgia, United States||0.24 Acres||N/A||October 20, 2019||July 26, 2020|
|West Pope Island Territory||Lake Kedron, Peachtree City, Georgia, United States||1.071 Acres||Duke Tyler Wilson||January 31, 2020||N/A|
|Kennesaw Province||Marietta, Georgia, United States||5.5 Acres||Duke Mason K||May 12, 2020||N/A|
|Sandy Springs Province||Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States||0.0304 Acres||Duke Tyler Wilson||December 18, 2020||N/A|
|Brotherhood Province||Woodstock, Georgia, United States||1.00 Acres||Duke Leighton W||August 17, 2022||N/A|
|Haladás||Budapest, Hungary||0.3089 Acres||Duke Lorenzo Prudenzano||November 24, 2022||N/A|
|Pannonia||Budapest, Hungary||0.2348 Acres||Duke László Gábor||November 25, 2022||N/A|
|Vineland||Naperville, Illinois, United States||0.2505 Acres||Duke Adam Phof||January 15, 2023||N/A|
The government of the Free Nation of New Athens is a constitutional monarchy and direct democracy. All citizens may attend legislative meetings and maintain full voting powers. All citizens may propose legislation to be discussed, voted on, or both.
The King, currently Tyler Mullins, reigns within the bounds outlined in The Constitution. The King oversees all government matters, excluding parliament, and has the authority to formally represent The Free Nation of New Athens with plenipotentiary powers. He has the power to appoint all government positions, excluding positions within the Monarchy and The Speaker of the People, and manufacture new positions as needed. Citizenship is granted and revoked at the discretion of The King. Along with the Grand Ambassador, the King must sign all binding diplomatic agreements. The King keeps records of all territorial claims. The King oversees the national treasury.
The Grand Ambassador, currently Lord Tyler Wilson, represents the Free Nation of New Athens with full plenipotentiary powers and may appoint deputy ambassadors to assist them. The Grand Ambassador must sign all binding diplomatic agreements.
The Chief Justice, currently Dylan Ray, determines the constitutionality of all proposed laws, oversees the Department of Justice, and presides over all legal courts.
The Grand General, currently Kenan Mitchell, oversees all military strategy and the national police force.
The Grand Archivist, currently Jackson Pool, oversees the preservation of all documents and items of historical significance pertaining to New Athens.
Cabinet of Ministers
- Minister of Education (Hemanshu Parmar)
- Minister of Technology (Bashiru Aremu)
- Director of Aerospace Affairs (Sasha Popov)
- Minister of Culture (Vacant)
- Minister of Operations (Tyler Mullins)
- Minister of Communications (Tyler Wilson)
- Minister of Engagement (Vacant)
- Minister of Design (Dhrubajyoti Roy)
- Minister of Agriculture (Viscount Ryan Manderfield)
- Minister of Aviation (Mason Johnson)
Speaker of the People
The Speaker of the People, currently Gary Pu, is elected annually on March 1 to preside over parliament as an impartial, non-partisan individual.
Nobility and chivalry
The Monarchy of the Free Nation of New Athens includes an established hierarchy for titles of nobility and chivalry. Titles are granted permanently and are only revoked in the case of extreme circumstances, though no titles have ever been revoked.
In addition to being granted by the King as a reward for merit, the following titles, excluding Knighthood, can also be purchased by anyone at the national shop.
All titles come with a guarantee of citizenship.
|Knight/Dame||Knighthood is the highest title in New Athens. It can not be purchased and can only be earned through incredible merit.|
|Viscount||This title is only granted to select individuals who meet a very specific requirement. Six individuals hold this title and it is unlikely that more will obtain it.|
|Duke/Duchess||The highest obtainable level of nobility in New Athens, this title is granted to those who provide incredibly outstanding service to New Athens and is also automatically granted to those who govern occupied provinces of New Athens.|
|Earl/Count/Countess||This title is granted to those who serve the nation in some capacity deemed incredibly significant.|
|Baron/Baroness||This title is granted to those who serve the nation in some capacity deemed greater than ordinary.|
|Lord/Lady||This title is granted to those who serve the nation in some capacity deemed worthy of honor.|
Medals of honor and merit
Medals are specially granted to individuals who provide exemplary service to New Athens. The Medal of the Flying Albatross is typically given out for this purpose. It is New Athens's highest award and has been given to three individuals.
Department for Aerospace Affairs
The Department for Aerospace Affairs (NADAA) is the New Athenian equivalent of a space program. It was formed on April 5, 2021 and the main objective of the department is to oversee atmospheric and space observations and report on notable events. It also oversees all existing and future national weather stations. There are no plans for rockets or exploratory missions at this time.
The Department for Aerospace Affairs actively participates in the League of Independent Nations program for the sharing of space and aeronautic research.
The Department for Aerospace Affairs (NADAA) is a full member of the International Aerospace Community.
The Free Nation of New Athens always welcomes new diplomatic relationships. The founders believe that through diplomacy, individuals can work together to do more as a collective than they would otherwise be able to do alone. It is a goal of the Free Nation of New Athens to establish as many fruitful relationships as possible with other macronations and micronations for mutual benefit. If you wish to establish communication with The Free Nation of New Athens, you may contact the government via email.
Current alliances and treaties
Below is a list of all nations that have signed a Mutual Recognition Treaty with New Athens.
- Haskarian Empire
- Monmarkian Commonwealth
- Merit State of Regelis
- Principality of Galte
- Internet Organization
- Kingdom of North Barchant
- Free State of Sabini
- Empire of Centralia
- Estado do Tarumã
- State of Vishwamitra
- Kingdom of Northwood-Oregon
- Grand Duchy of Pikeland
- United Kingdom of Akreatopia
- Empire of Lehmark
- Principality of Grondines-Anjou
- Kingdom of Aurelion
- Kingdom of Botanica
- Grand Duchy of Australis
- Democratic Christian Republic of Melite
- United Kingdom of Great Realeza
- Technocratic Republic of Aethodia
- Karno-Ruthenian Empire
- Berry Empire
- New American Empire
- Kingdom of Blazdonia
- United Empire of South Vineland
- Grand Duchy of Corollia
- Kingdom of New Amsterdam
- United States of the Rocky Mountains
- Vladastock Confederation
- Republic of Surdam
- Crowned Republic of Yu-Xia
- Federation of Pangaea
- Sovereign Barony of New Kendal
- Kingdom of Centumcellæ
- Kingdom of Astrea
- Kingdom of Mdesk Chdoinzarneina
- Kingdom of Pontunia
- Federal Union of Wegmat
- Free Republic of Libernesia
- Empire of Austenasia
Below is a list of all nations that only share Mutual Recognition with New Athens through a convention.
- Commonwealth of Ducie
- Federated States of Gapla
- Autonomous State of Kirael
- Kingdom of Istria
Gulf-Atlantic Union Charter
New Athens has two main fundraising streams and three registered businesses. All funds raised go directly to the national treasury account, not any member of government.
Aluminum is collected by citizens and sold to private recycling companies located in the United States.
The Free Nation of New Athens keeps a large variety of national merchandise, including but not limited to noble titles, national flags, shot glasses, can koozies, wristbands, stickers, phone cases, iPad cases, laptop cases, prints and posters, cups and mugs, bags, pillows, blankets and much more.
Barbecue rubs and sauces are the main exports of New Athens. Members of the royal family competed in backyard and professional-level barbecue competitions under the team name "Swine Dining BBQ" and were ranked top 10 in the professional bracket of the KCBS in chicken, ribs, pork and brisket categories. The recipes for the rubs and sauces that are exported are the same that was used in competitions.
Below is a list of micronations that New Athens has engaged in trade with.
|Date||Nation's name||Resources exported||Resources imported|
|August 27, 2021||Confederated Empire of Bir Tawil and Territories||A commemorative medal||1 jar of cinnamon moonshine and national currency|
|October 14, 2021||The United Phoenix Empire of Haskaria||Barbecue rub and promotional items||Promotional items|
|July 8, 2022||Republic of Avalonia||Barbecue rub and promotional items||Promotional items|
|August 9, 2022||The United Phoenix Empire of Haskaria||Barbecue rub and sauce||A golden phoenix class Lak, a medal of Royal Honors, UPEH constitution, U.S $2 bill, a ring, and a book.|
- HJP Exim Service
- New Athens Marketing
- Micronational Flag Company
- Giriraj Yatra Sangh
|Annual Citizen Count|
|Reflects end-of-year count|
|Climate data for West Pope Island|
|Average high °C (°F)||13
|Daily mean °C (°F)||6
|Average low °C (°F)||0
|Average Precipitation mm (inches)||52.7
|Source: Climate data from 1985–2015|
Micronations may be classified using many different systems, and many micronations have their own private systems to distinguish between micronations.
- CGSC: ▲ 4.20 Very High - 17th (2022)
- Freayth's System of Classification: 4.67 High (2022)
- Linden's Revised System of Classification: 4.0 High (2022)
- Hamilton's Scale of Micronational Seriousness 4.0 High (2022)
- Boodlesmythe-Tallini System of Classification: Bricks and Mortar, Sizable, Seeking Statehood, 5th World ▲ High (2022)
|Sphere of influence:||3|
|Cultural and nationalistic development:||2|
|Influence within the community:||2|
|Reliance on the Internet:||3|
|Claims on citizens:||5|
|Second Opinion:||5[note 1]|
Appearances in news
|Don receives certificate of citizenship across four provinces of USA||24 February 2022||Unknown||Eze Anaba||Vanguard News|
|New Athens Publishes Map With Location of Its Population||9 November 2022||Jurian R. Schoneveld||Micronations News|
- Edition I - Spring 2020
- Edition II - Summer 2020
- Edition III - Winter 2020
- Edition IV - Spring 2021
- Edition V - Summer 2021
- New Athenian Newsletter - 6th Edition
|New Athens - Vishwamitra Friendship Day||January 10||As a token of friendship, this holiday is celebrated in New Athens in response to Royal Decree No. – 191/2021 of the State of Vishwamitra, which declares that this holiday will be celebrated in the State of Vishwamitra to commemorate the anniversary of the establishment of relations between New Athens & Vishwamitra.|
|World Albatross Day||June 19||The day honors these magnificent birds and highlights the ongoing conservation crisis they face.|
|Independence Day||September 30||The day the Declaration of Independence was signed.|
|Founder's Day||October 2||The day New Athens was founded.|
|Provinces Day||October 20||The day the Acworth and Roswell provinces were officially claimed as the first provinces of the nation.|
|Union Day||December 1||The day the Atlanta Regional Union was co-founded by New Athens and The Grand Duchy of Navārdia.|
Symbols and values
The Free Nation of New Athens has had two national flags. Both national flags depict symbols of the nation's core values. The three core values of the Free Nation of New Athens are Liberty, Brotherhood, and Solidarity. The Free Nation of New Athens declared independence and was founded to combat and protest laws that the people deemed to be a blatant violation of civil liberties. Liberty is at the core of the values of the nation and forever will be. The founders believe people should have the right to decide how they live and the nation will always fight to protect this belief.
The Original Flag / The Founding Flag (Retired) Designed by our King, The Original Flag, also known as The Founding Flag was the first national flag. It is no longer the official national flag but can represent the nation regardless. The Original Flag depicts a cherry red dot in the center, surrounded by a cherry red lambda, on a battleship gray background. The cherry-red lambda in the center of the flag represents Liberty. The cherry-red dot inside the lambda represents Brotherhood. It is in the center because brotherhood should be at the center of all citizen relationships. The battleship gray background surrounding the lambda represents Solidarity. The symbol of solidarity reminds the citizens to persevere on the path of Liberty even when surrounded by adversity.
The Triangle Flag (Current) The Triangle Flag is the current official national flag and was designed about a month and a half after the nation's founding when some of the citizens commented that the Original Flag looked boring. It was also designed by our King. It depicts a hollow cherry red equilateral triangle that contains another smaller solid cherry red equilateral triangle. The outside triangle represents Liberty. The interior triangle represents Brotherhood. The line extending from the point of the triangles represents the unity of the provinces. The triangles and stripe are outlined with silver. The battleship gray sections represent Solidarity. An equilateral triangle was selected as the chief symbol as it is the strongest geometric shape and is a popular vexillological symbol.
Flags of the Free Nation of New Athens
|Original flag (Retired)||Triangle flag (Current)|
National symbols of the Free Nation of New Athens
|National flag||National seal||Animal: Albatross||Fruit: Georgia Peach||Flower: Garden Tulip||Drink: Natural Light|
- ↑ Opinion of Emperor Vincent Paul I of The United Phoenix Empire of Haskaria.
- Government email
- Petition for Citizenship
- Official Website
- Cobb County Ordinance Sec. 134-1
- Libertas Convention
- Department for Aerospace Affairs (NADAA)
- League of Independent Nations
- Atlanta Regional Union
- Cupertino Alliance
- Gulf-Atlantic Union
- Jayden's Style of Citation
- ↑ COBB, GA. "Code of Ordinances Part I. OFFICIAL CODE OF COBB COUNTY, GEORGIA, ch. 134 § 1".
- ↑ Mullins, Tyler (5 April 2021). "Declaration forming the New Athenian Department for Aerospace Affairs".
- ↑ Thorsen, Steffen. "Climate data from 1985–2015".
- ↑ Roy, Dhrubajyoti (16 July 2021). "Royal Decree No. – 191/2021 of the State of Vishwamitra".
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