The Kingdom of Gaston is a micronation. It was established in 2005 as part of the novel of the author Irina Sopas and activated in June 2012 as micronation. It has active citizens who communicate by Skype, Facebook Chat and Facebook group. These citizens work to keep alive Gaston helping in the creation of laws and projects.
Since its formation, the micronation seeks his place in the world fulfilling all the requirements for recognition of a State established in the Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States, held in 1933 in Montevideo. The Kingdom has:
a) Empire Power with a legally independent and sovereign state with form and system of government - Parliamentary Monarchy; b) A determined and limited territory (a total area of 83,582 square kilometers in the Iberian Peninsula and out of it, in the Atlantic Ocean, Ventura archipelago with a total area of 4720 square kilometers, consisting of four islands - Santa Cruz Island, Groselha, Solar Island and Horizonte Island); c) A permanent population, 11,554,298 inhabitants - 2014 census - made up of people from around the world governed by the 1927 Gaston Constitution and the other laws of the country; d) Capacity to enter into relations with other States (Real Cabinet, responsible for diplomatic relations of the country).
The purpose of Gaston and base of its existence, is to facilitate the evolution of a society. The state protects its inhabitants, and its territory, and respects international relations with other countries, fulfilling its international obligations, governed by the principles of:
I – National independence and cooperation between peoples; II – Prevalence of human rights; III – Defense of peace and peaceful resolution of conflicts; IV – Equality among nations; V – Repudiation of terrorism and racism.
As micronation, at the international level, the Kingdom of Gaston demands the establishment of diplomatic relations with other micronations, as well as participation in international organizations, so that in this way can be recognized in micronational world, aiming future:
I – The government immunity from jurisdiction before other states; II – Persons entitled to be a party to foreign court; and III – Admission by the State that recognizes him, as well as validity of the government acts.
Gaston is known for its diverse cultural heritage, having been influenced by many nations and peoples throughout its history. The gastonese culture has its origins in the Iberian cultures, Celtic, celtibera, Latin, Visigothic, Roman Catholic and Islamic. As a major European power in the past, has generated a great contribution to world culture in various forms of art, especially music. Since the late eighteenth century until the First World War, in 1914, Gaston was considered the third cultural capital of Europe, surpassed only by Paris and Vienna.
Some of the most famous painters and designers of Gaston are: Frederico Muller, Ariel Sanchez, Brigitte Sampaio, Jonathan Prestes and Marta Klein. The painting has reached a point of emphasis in Gaston in the 1900s. In the second half of the twentieth century was established the Nekane School of Fantastic Realism and later Surrealism. To this school belongs Helder Morais, with its abstract decorative designs. An important move was the Pinturatus, in 1960, that joined the painting with the theater. Other famous artists from Gaston are the photographer Ana Tavares and the architects Paul Vernaculo and Luke Hilderberg.
Science and Philosophy
Gaston was the place of birth or ethnic origin of 17 scientists who received Nobel Prizes, including Luis Mach, Cristiano Dante, Ernesto Dias and Ana Santos, very renowned scientists in the late nineteenth century. During the twentieth century, came the contributions of Lisa Kelly and Pauline Cunha, in the areas of nuclear research and quantum mechanics. One of the best-known gastonese scientists the world today is the quantum physicist Antonio Oliveira, appointed as the first scientist to demonstrate quantum teleportation. Beyond the physical, Gaston was the birthplace of Manuel Abrantes and Carlos Siqueira, two of the most renowned philosophers of the twentieth century, as well as biologists Gregory Matos and Ronaldo Valente, the mathematician Mark Cobain and engineers Francisco Cuocu and Marina Saraiva. The School of Economics Gaston is highlighted as one of the leading economic theory, and has among its representatives economists Jorge Fonseca, Eugenio Baldwick and Ana Cardoso, the latter awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. In the administration area, the most famous name is Victor Drumond.
The gastonese gastronomy is very rich in variety and pleasing to nationals and foreigners in general. Each zone of the kingdom has its traditional dishes, including the more diverse foods, from the meat of cattle, sheep, pig and poultry, various sausages, and a lot of species of fresh fish and seafood. Gaston is a country strongly winery, being famous red wines of Lisardo, green wines from Niceto and liqueur from Pampulha. In candy and through a variety of traditional recipes, are famous the duchesses, the Nekane soft eggs and many others. Among the dishes the highlight are the exotic stew, the potted pork with clams and volcanic stewed from Santa Cruz.
Sports in Gaston are dominated mainly by cycling, football (since the twentieth century), basketball, tennis, handball, and the motor sports, especially the Motorcycle. The Tour of Gaston - Volta a Gaston - by bike is the leading sports event in the country, with the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France, is one of four "Grand Tours" of the cycling world. The event had its first edition in 1937, but there were no issues during the Second World War. Had his return in 1955 until today. Until 2011 were 65 editions of the Tour of Gaston.
Despite its reputation as a land of artists and scientists, Gaston was always also a land of poets, writers and novelists. It is the birthplace of novelists Selton Munhindo, Ismael Guedes, Arthur Seixas, Stefanio Prado, Bertha Lopes (Peace Nobel), Marisa Monte, Roberto Menville; poets Brigida Cândido, Tomas Cunha, Sandro Ferreira and Carlos Trigo. A special mention is given to Hugo Teixeira, poet and novelist, symbol of Gaston in the end of century. Nowadays, some of the most famous playwrights and novelists are Delmo Manfredo and Ricardo Argenta (Literature Nobel) and writer Pedro Hank.
Music and Dance
Many of the most famous classical composers born in the world are from Gaston, including Wolfgang Souza, José Melina, Antonio Haus, the Levys family, Arnaldo Torres, Bruno Rush, Simone Belo and Vivianne Brito. The city of Nekane historically always been one of the most important global centers of musical innovation. Besides the native composers, many other composers from other countries were attracted to Gaston due to sponsorship of Florián, including Ludwig van Beethoven, Carl Maria von Weber and Johannes Brahms. Other foreign composers such as Franz Liszt, Franz Lehár, Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák and Béla Bartók had great influence in gastonese music. In popular music, the rhythm more associated with Gaston is jazz. Some internationally famous names in popular gastonese music are gastonese jazz pianist Joao Brito, the rocker Fabricio and singer Paulo Miguel.
New Year's Eve.
This holiday celebrates the St. Agnes. Patron Saint of Gaston.
Tuesday, moveable feast
Optional holiday but is rare the non-use in practice. The date comes from the tradition of before starting Lent be a time of greater exaggeration and less temperance. It is also known as Shrovetide.
Friday, moveable feast
Celebrates the passion and death of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem. This day is usually marked by the re-creation of the Cross in various locations.
Sunday, moveable feast
Being celebrated on a Sunday, it is not classified as an official holiday. The Easter gastronomic traditions vary greatly between different regions of the country since the bread-cake to folar.
April Fools' Day
Optional holiday but is rare non-use in practice, since 80% of the population lie for not working.
This holiday celebrates all workers.
Thursday, movable feast
Second Thursday following Feast of Pentecost (Holy Spirit). Celebrates the cult of the Eucharist, and is rooted since the Middle Ages.
Celebrates the independence of Gaston, who until then was under the command of Portugal.
In honor of those who died in service of the nation.
Officially Gaston and King Florián day. The date of death of the King Florian in 1943 is used to reminisce about the past deeds and awarding heroes.
Traditionally used to remember deceased loved, celebrates, however, all Christian saints, as the dead are celebrated the day after, November 2nd.
Day of the Dead
It is the day of celebration of the eternal life of those who have died.
Fourth Thursday of November
Day of thanksgiving God for His gifts and blessings.
Celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. The night between 24 and 25, commonly called Christmas Eve, is marked by Rooster Mass. It is also marked by the typical gastronomy of this time, the family dinners and the exchange of gifts, which can be carried out right after dinner, after midnight or in the morning of the 25th.
The estimated population of Gaston in October 2020 was 11 682 862 people. The population of the capital, Nekane, exceeds 1 million (in addition to the metropolitan area, 2.3 million) and represents a large part of the population. Nekane is internationally known for its broad cultural offerings and high standard of living. The other most populous cities are Santa Inês, Antiqua, Niceto and Florián. About 97% of the gastonese population have Portuguese as their native language. The Districts of Castra Leuca and Loucira have an important minority who speaks Spanish, with about 35,000 speakers. The remaining inhabitants are of foreign descent, many of them coming from neighboring countries. Guest workers and their descendants, as well refugees from the Yugoslav wars and other conflicts, also form an important minority. Since 1984, the Gypsies are an ethnic minority officially recognized in Gaston. According to the census published by the Gastonese Institute of Geography and Statistics (Portuguese: Instituto Gastonês de Geografia e Estatística - IGGE) in 2010, there were a total of 984,726 foreign residents, of which 154,291 are from German-speaking regions - mostly from Germany, some from Switzerland and province Bolzano, Italy. Other groups are numerous Serbs (125,298), Turks (122,317), Croats (103,569), English speaking people (25,154), Albanians (24.64) and Poles (17 998). With less than 15 000 representatives are: 14,701 Hungarians, 11,216 Romanians, Arabs 7682, Slovenia 6802, 6832 Slovaks, Czechs 6706, Iranian 5956, 5671 Italian, 5456 Russian, 5228 French, 4947 Chinese, 4261 Spanish and 3502 Bulgarians. Other minorities have less than 3000 inhabitants. English is spoken by almost all residents of the country. Since 2003, some of the counties of Gaston presented tests for new citizens to prove their language ability, cultural knowledge and accordingly their ability to integrate into gastonese society.
Distribution of the population in Gaston - Census 2020
Gaston is one of the 10 richest countries in the world in terms of GDP per capita (US$ 80 837 in 2018). It has a social market economy well developed and a high standard of living. Until the 1980s, many companies were nationalized. In recent years, however, privatization has reduced state holdings to a level comparable to other European economies. With a highly developed industry, international tourism is the most important part of the gastonese economy. The GDP (nominal) in 2018 was US$ 680 billion. The most important sectors of the industry are: cement, chemicals, electrical equipment, wood, furniture, glass, iron and steel, leather goods, motor vehicles, optical instruments, paper and pulp, food and beverages, textiles and clothing. Exports include timber, furniture, iron and steel, pulp and paper, textiles, machinery, electricity and magnesite. Gaston became one of the leading countries in exporting standing out as an exporter of whiskey and ginseng. Currency: Reinos which replaced the Euro on 1 July 2015; Euro in force from 2002 to 2015. Before the Euro, Gaston used the Reis.
Taxpayer is the individual identified by the Tax Number of a tax obligation, that is, the one that by law must make payments to the tax authorities. The NF is attributed to the citizen at the time when he acquires the nationality of the Sverige-Gastonian. Foreign citizens must apply for the NF.
It is a register where all legal entities and individuals (individuals who exploit individually for profit) are required to register before starting their activities.
The Fiscal Register of Entrepreneurs has the same function of the NF (Fiscal Number) for the citizen (individual), that is, an identification before the Finances of Escorvânia or Gastón - body responsible for administering the records of Individuals and Legal Entities.
Gaston has a varied climate throughout its territory. The oceanic type predominates in almost all of its geography. Its coast has a climate called temperate maritime: temperatures and precipitations well distributed throughout the year, being the summer quite cool and humid. As you head inland, the climate is more extreme, with summer temperatures high; in winter the temperatures are low with irregular precipitations.
Fauna and Flora
The climate and geographic diversity shaped the gastonian flora. The forests present: pine, chestnut, cork oak, holm oak and eucalyptus. The mammal fauna is very varied and includes the fox, badger, Iberian lynx, Iberian wolf, wild goat (Capra pyrenaica), wild cat (Felis silvestris), hare, ferret, and occasionally brown bear, among others. Gaston has about 700 species of birds, including 290 nesting birds and almost every year there are new records. The Kingdom has more than 100 species of freshwater fish ranging from giant European catfish to small endemic species that live only in small lakes. Some of these rare and specific species are highly endangered due to loss of habitat, pollution and droughts. The gastonese marine waters are one of the richest in biodiversity in the world. In Gaston it is also possible to observe the phenomenon of resurgence, especially in the east coast, that makes the sea extremely in nutrients and biodiversity. The Kingdom's protected areas include a national park, fifteen natural parks (the most recent created in 2010), eleven nature reserves, four natural monuments and thirteen protected landscapes, ranging from the Ipses National Park of Niceto to the Serra Dourada Natural Park in Nekane.
Of its past it is known
80. C .: occurs the passage of the Carthaginians, followed by Roman domination.
300: Gives the control by the Visigoths, after the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
930: Henrich Monfranc Gaston, illegitimate son of Charlemagne, subdues the area. Later, it would be defeated by the Moors; at the same time that existed the kingdoms of Aragon and Castile. That period under Henrich Gaston, comes the origin of the name of the Kingdom.
1300: Under the reign of Afonso XI, King of Spain, Gaston is coupled to the Spanish territory.
1492: Spain comes to America, thus taking the coveted Eldorado. It was with the exploitation of precious metals that Gaston has developed. Some historians claim that Gaston was on the flap of Spain.
1706: In the midst of the War of the Spanish Succession, which reduced the military preponderance of Spain, the Portuguese troops conducted a successful maritime invasion of Gaston. These troops were commanded by General-Colonel Manuel Abrantes Vitoriano. Thus, Portugal now has the domain that area during the next 100 years.
1807: Jean-Andoche Junot invaded Portuguese territory, beginning the Peninsular War. The royal gastonesa family, which was previously controlled by Portugal, was now being controlled by the king Junot.
1812: French troops had to leave Portugal, because of the English victories.
1820: Initiates up the constitutional-liberal regime in Portugal. Gaston backs to the command of Portugal.
1927: Occurs the Military Rebellion in Lisbon. Making use of the episode, Florian, general of the Gaston army and bastard son of Afonso Carlos I, starts a victorious battle against Portugal. Gaston becomes independent and Florián is proclaimed king. In the same year, it is elaborated the Constitution of the Kingdom of Gaston.
1943: In the midst of World War II, Florián dies with cholera, leaving the throne to his only daughter, Floreense Florian. The heiress was known as Princess Floréense because she was only 21.
1947: The country is rebuilt with help from the Marshall Plan.
1984: Queen Floreense abdicates, moving all of its rights and claims to the throne to his son, Afonso Carlos Florián - Afonso I.. The queen died two years later.
The Escorvano-Gastonian Sports Federation (FEGD) is a micronational organization founded in Nekane in 2018. Its mission is to regulate the practice of sport both in the Semitic Kingdom of Scorvania and in the Kingdom of Gastón, being responsible for the sports rules of the its competence. For this it has private sports associations within the micronations. Its leaders (half of the committee) discuss and ponder sports rules based on international standards. The Federation is composed of two representatives of each modality, one being Scorvanian and the other Gastonian.
Kingdom of Escorvania
Kingom of Gaston
National Symbols of Gaston, includ the National Flag, the Coat of Arms of the Kingdom, the Red Orchid, the National Motto and the National Anthem, are manifestations of important historical value, which aim to convey the feeling of national unity and show the country's sovereignty.
The Flag carries within itself the origin of the Kingdom of Gaston and the symbolism as its importance. The Sautor (cross of Saint Andrew) dark red reflects the connection of the Kingdom to the Catholic Church and the Serene House of Braganza, from which belongs Don Florian, the first monarch of Gaston. The crown centered on the Sautor is distinctive of power, light and monarchy. It symbolizes superiority and exalts values associated with rationality, nobility. However, the crown also symbolizes humility, because when the monarch bows down, the head declines. The golden tone that protects the cross is the reproduction of gold, wealth, majestic. The blue that completes the flag is a tribute to Our Lady of Navigators, title given to the Mother of Jesus, Mary. It is itself seen as a protector of the storms and other dangers that the sea and the rivers offer to the Kingdom, since it is surrounded by the Ocean.
Coat of arms
The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Gaston consists of representing a royalty as the political center of the country. At its top is a crown, which depicts the symbol of the nation, a base of the whole Kingdom, respect and protection of sovereignty. The crown also represents the royal power of a monarchical Right.
Behind the royal mantle stand as flags of the Counties and Kingdom Archipelago.
Inside the mantle is the lanceolate shield cut into two partitions with a horizontal trace, from the right flank to the left of the shield. In the upper part is represented a portuguese lineage, the Serene House of Braganza, from which belongs Don Florian. The blue means the sea, they are like graces of Our Lady of Navigators, a holy patron of the country.
The shield is supported and defended by two white-bellied tigers, who touch the helmet, which reproduce the knights who fought for the independence of the Kingdom.
On the border is the motto of Gaston's Kingdom.
The Gaston national flower is the red orchid, original symbol of Florian dynasty.
Our Lady of Navigators
Patron Saint of Gaston.
Luck help the strongs (Portuguese: A sorte ajuda os fortes); (Latim: Audaces fortuna juvat)
God Bless Gaston, (Portuguese: Deus abençoe Gastón) is the national anthem of kingdom. It was adopted in 1939. The letter is from Maria Amalia Guerreiro (date 1938) and is sung on a song attributed to Antonio Lucio Vivaldi.
God bless Gaston. Land of seas and mountains. That honors its history, and those who sought his glory. Scatter his enemies, and make strong this nation; That I know as mother earth, because it runs in my veins, and live in my heart. God bless Gaston.