The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia
The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia
|Motto: Aequalitas, Libertas|
|Anthem: Advance Ameristralia Fair|
|Location||Located within Victoria, Australia|
|Official languages||Ameristralian English|
• Lord Mayor
• Chief Minister
|Establishment||13 August 2021|
• Became a Full Member of the Alliance of Unified Democratic Independent Micronations
|15 August 2021|
• Became a Full Member of the Micronational Community of Australia
|16 August 2021|
• Delcared independence from the Commonwealth of Australia
|3 September 2021|
• 2021 estimate
• 2021 census
|Currency||Ameristralian Dollar (AMR§) (AMR)|
|Time zone||UTC+10 (AST)|
The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia, (// ( (listen)) or Ah-mare-ah-stral-eea) commonly known as Ameristralia, is a self-declared independent municipality within Victoria, Australia. It is often referred to by outside observers as a micronation. Ameristralia was founded on 13 August 2021 by David Brooke. Ameristralia is a signatory of the Citadel Accords and maintains embassies to assist travellers to and from the nation in all signatory states.
Ameristralia was created as a learning tool for children.
The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia takes its name from the founder's dual citizenship as an American and an Australian. As a sovereign micronation with such a small land claim (1216m²), municipality was chosen.
Ameristralia was built as a virtual setting to teach his children about government and economics. The flag was commissioned when the micronation was named. Ameristralia declared its independence from Australia on September 3, 2021.
The first Municipal Assembly elections, scheduled for early 2022, were announced in November of the same year.
Government and politics
The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia is a constitutional monarchy with a multi-party unicameral parliament.
The Municipal Assembly is the legislative branch of government. Members of the Assembly are elected in February of each year. Candidates for the Municipal Assembly must be members of one of Ameristralia's recognised political parties. Currently, three official parties exist - Reform and Justice Party,
Law and order
The Supreme High Court of The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia is the highest court, and it is made up of three Justices who are selected by the Executive Council and accepted by the Lord Mayor for the rest of their lives.
In order to be appointed to the Court, Justices must have a legal background. The Chief Justice must have previously served as a judge, and the Justices must have been licenced to practise law.
Naturalization in the Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia does not necessitate the surrender of previous citizenships.
Unless an exemption exists, every citizen, even those who live abroad, is required to vote.
The Lord Mayor is the Head of State and the official representative of Ameristralia overseas. They have the authority to send delegates to international posts and engage in foreign treaties and organisations. International treaties must be ratified by the Municipal Assembly before they officially take effect.
The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia was a member of the Alliance of Unified Democratic Independent Micronations and Executive Council member state, until it was decommissioned by the Founder. HE David Brooke held the Secretary of Membership position. Ameristralia is a full member of the Micronational Community of Australia.
Ameristralia and the State of Norton signed the Citadel Accords on 28 August 2021. The Citadel Accords are an economic and military support agreement between the two nations. Ameristralia has developed and maintains diplomatic relations with a number of micronations.
The Royal Ameristralian Defence Forces is the military force of Ameristralia. It comprises the Royal Ameristralian Army and the Royal Ameristralian Navy, which serve as the defence forces of the nation.
Geography and climate
Ameristralia is located northwest of the Victorian capital city of Melbourne, at an elevation of three metres above sea level. It has warm, dry summers and mildly cold, dry winters.
The wettest months are August to October. The hottest month is January. It does not snow in Ameristralia.
|Climate data for Ameristalia[a] (1991–2020)|
|Record high °C (°F)||45.6
|Average high °C (°F)||27.0
|Daily mean °C (°F)||21.6
|Average low °C (°F)||16.1
|Record low °C (°F)||5.5
|Average Rainfall mm (inches)||44.2
|Average rainy days (≥ 1mm)||5.6||5.0||5.5||7.1||8.1||8.6||8.3||9.4||9.8||9.0||7.7||6.5||90.6|
|Source no. 1: Bureau of Meteorology.|
|Source no. 2: Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne Airport (sunshine hours)|
The Ameristralian Dollar (AMR) is the official currency of the Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia. It had already been converted to a banknote. The Australian dollar was tied to the banknote at a rate of 1000 to 1.
In Ameristralia, Fiat Australian and US Dollars were also accepted as legal money. Prior to the banknote, the Ameristralian money was a BEP2 token known as the Ausican on the Binance test nett. It was set at the same price as two four-packs of Woolworths' Four'N Twenty Meat Pies.
The Ameristralian Dollar may be traded on the Stellar Network and on the municipal Discord channel, where it is controlled by the Sovereign Bank of Ameristralia Bank Bot. Users may use the bot to deposit, withdraw, pay, or receive cash and enable it to retain the funds in the same way that a traditional fiat bank would. Users that purchase American Dollars on a Stellar exchange may deposit the token with the bot, which will sync their account to the blockchain.
The municipality's government collects taxes to finance health, infrastructure, and immigration activities.
The economy of Ameristralia is relatively modest. There are no significant exports. Instead of being a consumer, the government wants to become a producer of products.
The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia celebrates the following National Holidays
|1 January||New Year's Day|
|19 February||Lord Mayor's Birthday|
|25 April||ANZAC Day|
|2nd Sunday in May||Mother's Day|
|Last Monday in May||Memorial Day|
|3rd Sunday in June||Father's Day|
|13 August||Foundation Day|
|3 September||Sovereignty Day|
|1st Sunday in September||Father's Day (observed)|
|31 October||Costume Day|
|Last Friday in November||Thanksgiving Friday|
|24 December||Christmas Eve|
|25 December||Christmas Day|
|26 December||Boxing Day|
|31 December||New Year's Eve|
References and notes
- "Climate statistics for MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE". Climate statistics for Australian locations. Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
- "Highest Temperature - 086071". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
- "Lowest Temperature - 086071". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
- Template:BoM Aust stats
- Taken from the Melbourne Regional Office