The Week That Was – Around the Blogosphere

The Coprieta Standard highlights some of the news stories from our fellow micronational news media services around the Blogosphere in the past week.

Vol. 1 Ed. 2

December 28, 2014 to January 3, 2015

  • The second week of voting in St. Charlie’s 2015 General Election has concluded, with the final results to be declared on January 5. Results so far indicate a neck-and-neck race between the New Socialist Party and the National Party, according to reports by the Atlantis Post. The nail-biter of a race has been made all the more intense by the suspension of the Tor Pendente ballot due to suspected vote tampering.
  • The Imperial Voice reported that Ashukovo is embarking on the creation of a fully-functioning stock market, which it described as a micronational first. The report speculates that the market will be a purely online system that is updated on a daily basis. We agree with the Imperial Voice that this is a “big step forward” for the Ashukov economy; however, we’d like to point out that there have been many successful online stock exchanges in micronationalism since 2000, so this isn’t quite the “first”. The Standardised Currency and Unified Economy runs on software that combines banking and stock market functions, for example.
  • It wouldn’t be an exciting New Year without something shocking happening in micronationalism and it seems that Lostisland has undertaken that role this year. The micronation, which has existed since 2008, found itself transformed into a dictatorship on New Year’s Eve as President Yaroslav Mar abolished the constitution and political parties while declaring himself the “Life President”. Mar has nonetheless committed to allowing the Prime Minister to be democratically elected next month, according to the Lostislandic Checkpoint report on the matter.

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The Week That Was – Around the Blogosphere