Republic of Long Island
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"Dixie" (Instrumental)"Flags of Freedom March" (Marching Song)
|Long Island, NY |
|Official religion(s)||No official religion|
|Short name||Long Island|
|- President||President L|
|- Last election||- May 30 2019|
|Established||March 16, 2019|
|Currency||Long Island Dollar|
|Time zone||Eastern Daylight Time|
|National sport||Baseball and Pro-Wrestling|
|National dish||New York Pizza|
|National drink||Apple Juice|
|National animal||Red-tailed Hawk|
The Republic of Long Island (RLI) was an unrecognized micronation located in the State of New York. RLI declared independence from the United States of America on March 16th, 2019.
- 1 History
- 2 Territory And Land Claims
- 3 Government
- 4 Media
- 5 Military
- 6 Foreign Relations
- 7 Flag Evolution
The RLI's Declaration of Independence was written and sent to the governor of New York on March 14th, 2019. The author of it, President L, did not get a response back and this deterred him from making any additional moves. However, on March 16th, 2019, he decided to go through with the plan and officially seceded from the United States.
On March 23, 2020, amid all of the Coronavirus panic and deaths, the Republic of Long Island closed all borders to the outside world and began to fully conduct intermicronational relations over the internet. The Republic became semi-isolationist, including limiting communication with the New Intermicronational Union, which the RLI joined on February 20th. On June 27, 2020, the RLI began to allow citizens to travel outside of the micronation again.
On April 30th, 2020, the RLI began a period of anti-fascist policies and propaganda in response to the troll "micronation", Susaonia National Worker's State, who's Twitter spewed racist, homophobic, transphobic, and misogynistic messages. The RLI's first propaganda poster was created with the message "Smash the Fash!! Deny Nazism in Micronationalism!" On June 11 2020, the Republic of Long Island recognized the territory claimed by the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone due to pressure from citizens within the nation. On June 27, 2020, the RLI considered adopting The Manny Flag but the decision was quickly abandon, as it would be insensitive to the George Floyd Protests and the symbolism of the flag. When CHAZ was disbanded, the RLI recognized its disbanding. President L was initially against CHAZ, but understood cooperation with citizens is vital.
Collapse and End
On March 7, 2021, President L declared that on the 16th day of March, the nation would be dissolved, officially existing for just 2 short years. The RLI was reformed into the Confederation of Malus on March 22, 2021.
Territory And Land Claims
Long Island only controls a few hundred feet. With the neighboring Kingdom of Long Island collapsing, President L believes the RLI is the only micronation on Long Island. L has brought his attention to only the land in his immediate control and focused on nation building.
The republic officially only has 1 state: Suffolk.
Former Antarctica Land Claim
On October 26, 2019, President L claimed 3 unnamed islands in Antarctica. The islands lay south of New Zealand and are uninhabitable. They were unofficially named Skits Island, Molossia Island, and Jackson Island. They were collectively known to the RLI as the "Long Island Archipelago." On March 17, 2020, President L relinquished his claims on the islands to get into the New Intermicronational Union.
The Republic of Long Island is a republic with an absolute ruler as a president. The president has complete and total control over the micronation, save for a few advisers to help check him and make sure corruption is not an issue. The President is allowed 2 terms in office, although President L is technically allowed 3 because there was no election for MS.
The leader of the RLI makes all the decisions on how the country functions and how foreign relationships are forged. So far, there have only been two leaders. President L and MS. President L currently served two terms as president, once as the first leader and twice as the third. President L is also a member of the Patriotic Party of The Republic of Long Island, or the PPRLI for short. the party is very patriotic, almost nationalistic. As of 2019, it is the only party with any power in the republic.
Head Of State
The Republic of Long Island appointed British Monarch Queen Elizabeth II as their head of state. The title is more honorary as the Queen does not even know the micronation exists and does not claim it as a part of the commonwealth.
|Party Flag||Party Name||Party Leader||Date of Creation||Favorability|
|Patriotic Party Of The Republic of Long Island||President L||September 5, 2019||100%|
The national anthem of the Republic of Long Island is the instrumental version of "Dixie" or "Dixie's Land", a song celebrating the Southern way of life. President L was born in New York and is not a southerner. However, due to his interest in history and music, he chose this song's instrumental. Of course, being a Northerner, President L chose to use the instrumental version of the song because the current lyrics for the song don't reflect the republic.
On August 13th, 2019, President L officially gave the republic a marching song, adopting "Flags Of Freedom" as it's marching song. This song more accurately represents the ideals of the RLI, with democracy and freedom for all a key idea in the march.
Main article: Flag of the Republic of Long Island
The Republic of Long Island has a tricolor flag inspired by both the Netherlands and New York City.
The top stripe of the flag is orange, symbolizing the Dutch influence on NY. The white stripe represents purity and a new beginning for the peoples of Long Island. The blue represents the British (specifically the English) and their language.
On February 10, 2020, President L renamed the flag "Iron Will".
The Republic of Long Island has a YouTube channel for news and updates on the micronation and intermicronational relations.
|Republic of Long Island: First Flag Referendum.||March 17, 2020||100% Positive|
The RLI has a dormant military, however, citizens are allowed to join the army at the young age of 14. Both President L and President MS have taken oaths to protect the RLI and its citizens.
Wars and Conflicts
|Conflict||Side I||Side II||Date||Result||Notes|
|Long Island Secession from the United States||Republic of Long Island||United States of America||March 16 2019||State declared independent||No war out broke.|
|First Long Island Dispute||Republic of Long Island||Republic of Feathers and Gills||June 6-15 2019||There is a severe border dispute between the two nations.||The RLI and RFG avert conflict and agree to coexist. President L creates a war plan to take over the RFG just in case.|
|Second Long Island Dispute||Republic of Long Island||Kingdom of Long Island||July 30-August 1, 2019||There is a minor dispute and nations agree to coexist.||The RLI and KLI become allies until the KLI collapses early into 2020|
|Kingdom of Long Island||Mark I||Terminated
|Republic of Feathers and Gills||
|Principality of Caudonia||William I of Caudonia||Positive|
|Commonwealth of Sayvillian Regions||Karlsbourg||Positive|
|Arthurian Empire||Emperor Vincent I||Positive|
|Queendom of Nyx Government||Positive|
|Reformed Intermicronational Confederation||Seann Torres||Positive
(April 28-October 4)
|New Intermicronational Union||The Big III||Positive
(February 20-October 4)
|Micronation Treaty Organization||Government of Barslow||Terminated. (March 27th, 2019-Febuary 20, 2020)|
|The Republic Of China||Tsai
|The State of Israel||Reuven Rivlin||RLI recognizes|
|Republic of Crimea||Vladimir Putin||The RLI recognizes Crimea as a Russian republic.|
|Puerto Rico||Donald Trump||The RLI recognizes Puerto Rico as an American colony/territory|
|Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone||-||The RLI recognized the CHAZ as an autonomous zone within the USA until July 2 2020.|
|Orange and Blue||March 16, 2019||March 16-March 16, 2019
|Long Island Pride||March 16, 2019||March 17-March 18, 2019
|Grand Union Flag||March 16, 2019||March 18-March 20, 2019
|Blue Banner||March 17, 2019||March 20-May 15, 2019
September 6, 2015
(Created by Achaley on Deviant art)
|May 15-May 19, 2019
|Inverted V||September 4, 2012
Created by lizard-socks
|May 19-May 22 2019
|Empress State/ Iron Will||May 22, 2019||May 22, 2019-Present|