Republic of Zinland
Republic of Zinland
|Government||Unitary Presidential Republic|
• Chief Justice
|14 April 2023|
• 2023 estimate
|Time zone||UTC+0 (GMT)|
• Summer (DST)
Zinland, officially the Republic of Zinland, is a self-declared sovereign state commonly called a micronation by external observers. The nation is currently located in the United Kingdom but claims Bir Tawil. Zinland was established on 14 April 2023 by Derek Adams.
The nation is constitutionally a unitary presidential republic and is governed as such. Derek Adams has been serving as president since the republic was established.
Zinland was established on 14 April 2023 by first president Derek Adams. The constitution was written and ratified on the day of foundation - known as Founder's and Constitution Day.
Government and Politics
Zinland is a unitary presidential republic and has been since national foundation and the adoption of the constitution. The president serves as the executive head of state and head of government and the unicameral parliament serves as the primary legislative body.
The President of the Republic is Zinland's head of state and head of government. The president's role includes appointing government ministers, leading the government's legislative process and agenda, calling and dissolving parliament and calling parliamentary elections, functions as Commander-in-Chief among other duties.
The president is elected on the same ticket as the vice president by direct election.
The vice president is the second highest executive officer and highest legislative officer in the republic. The VP serves as the president's deputy, and is first in line to the presidency in the event of death, resignation or impeachment. The VP is also ex officio the President of Parliamet - the legislative branch's presiding officer.
The vice president is a senior cabinet official and important presidential advisor.
Parliament is the unicameral legislature of the nation, although the government has some limited legislative powers. Members of parliament are elected by the first past the post electoral system and represent constituencies.
Parliamentary constituencies are created by the electoral commission.
Zinnish culture is inspired by the culture of western nations such as the United States and the United Kingdom. The national religion is Christianity, with aspects of the constitution (primarily the preamble and ratification article) representing religion as one of the foundations of the nation. English serves as the official language of the nation and freedom of press is supported.
The primary national symbol is the flag. The Zinnish flag is heavily inspired by the Brazilian flag. The blue wheel on the flag represents national unity, the green background represents hope and prosperity, the white behind the wheel represents peace and the yellow shape behind the wheel represents the people of the nation.