VITAM ET LIBERTATEM

State

Etymology of the name

The state name derives from the Kazakh word "barchan", literally meaning "sandy hill". Symbolically, it refers to the former purpose of the barges transporting sand.

State structure

The state of North Barchant is ruled by a monarch (now – Queen), whose power is limited by the constitution. The monarch forms the government accountable to the monarch and the Parliament. Only the monarch is authorized to dismiss and appoint the government. Every citizen of North Barchant who is over 18, has the right to vote and to be elected to the Parliament.

Legislative functions are performed by the unicameral parliament, formed at the General Elections on December 5, 2015. 83.5% of the population participated in the elections. The duties of control are incumbent on 6 Parliamentary Committees, and executive functions are assigned to 3 departments, also there are Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

There is no army in the Kingdom of North Barchant, and security functions are incumbent on the police department, constables and their voluntary assistants.

Foreign policy

North Barchant conducts the policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of sovereign countries. The state remains neutral in relation to all military conflicts, but strongly condemns terrorism. North Barchant has no territorial claims to any legal entity under international law and is not involved in international litigation with anyone.

Among the primary objectives of North Barchant is to get the status of the permanent member of the UN and UNESCO.

The Kingdom joined the League of micro-states, The Antarctic Micronational Union, World Government of Virtual States.

One of the first Treaties of Amity and Cooperation was signed by the Kingdom of North Barchant with the Principality of Sealand.

In carrying out the foreign policy, the Kingdom of North Barchant adheres to the principles of neutrality and independence. The country is not involved in the military and economic organizations.

The Kingdom of North Barchant is committed to caring of the environment, and, in particular, conducts and supports the campaigns of purification of the Atlantic waters from industrial and household waste islands polluting the region. The Kingdom calls for the unification of all interested countries in the Atlantic basin to solve this problem.

Internal policy

At present, migration processes in North Barchant have become active and account for approximately 6.3% per 100 people. The strengthening of migration was contributed by a new law that provides individuals, who have the citizenship of two or more states at the same time, with the right to obtain the citizenship of North Barchant as an extra one. The above persons also have the right to vote, hold public office and to conduct business under the jurisdiction of North Barchant.

The Government of the Kingdom of North Barchant and the entire state apparatus believe that their main objective is to protect the interests of all their citizens, both at home and at the international arena and use for this legal and economic instruments, and own authority.

Economy

Despite the small area and limited natural resources, the Kingdom of North Barchant shows encouraging economical growth rates due to the zero tax rate on profit and capital gains.

The new state is based on libertarian principles "no taxes, benefits, grants and any other forms of economic interventionism".

The economy of North Barchant has a relatively wide range of specializations.

The country provides preferential treatment to business and allows international banks to use North Barchant for financial transactions.

Currently, the country’s economy is subsidized in nature, but independent experts rate its potential for development high.

The Kingdom has a flexible system of various benefits and quite simple legal rules, without excessive bureaucracy.

The national currency of North Barchant – pesetas. 1 peseta equals 100 centimos. Pesetas rate depends on euro, which has free circulation within the country. The fiscal year coincides with the calendar one. The foreign debt is absent.

Culture

In North Barchant, there are people from many countries of the region. Uniting of various traditions resulted in the original culture in which one can discern the voice of each ethnic group.

Religion

Church in North Barchant is separated from the state. The population professes Christianity (Orthodoxy, Protestantism and Catholicism), peaceful Sunni Islam, and Judaism.

Nationwide celebrations

January 5 – the Holiday of Mutual Understanding and Respect. It is celebrated in honor of the end of the referendum on the state language of North Barchant.

June 5 – the most favorite holiday among people, the Birthday of Anna Macco, the first Queen of North Barchant.

September 2 – the Holiday of Peace and Freedom

September 15 – Independence Day, the day itself is the proclamation of the state and kingdom.

December 31 – New Year