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2021

March

March 31, 2021: Indonesia raises new flag : Indonesia Vector Flag with Garuda emblem.png JAKARTA, Indonesia - Today the Republic of Indonesia officially raised its new flag in the national mall. The flag consists of a redesigned and simplified Garuda, the bird which is on the national emblem and on the old flag. The Garuda represents the emergence of Indonesia into the 21st century, casting off the shackles of the Old New Order.

March 17, 2021: Celebrations for the 160th anniversary of the Unification of Italy: Flag of Italy (1946–2003).svg Flag of Sicilian Kingdom 1848.svg Palermo, Two Sicilies - Today Italy and the Italians celebrated the 160th anniversary of the unification, celebrations are held in every main Italian city, from Palermo to Perugia and up until Bolzano. For the occasion, Sicilian president Antonio Tajani invited the head of states or head of governments of the other Italian nations in order to celebrate this important date and to bring a sign of peace upon the Italian Peninsula, there are also many ‘non-Italian’ foreign guests, like the president of the Alpine Confederation; Guy Parmelin, the prime minister of Greece; Vassiliki Thanou-Christophilou, the prime minister of the Spanish Monarchy; Francina Armengol, the Celtic ambassador to Sicily; Colm Ó Floinn, the Turkish prime minister; Binali Yıldırım, the North German ambassador to Sicily; Reinhard Schofers, the Prince of Seborga, in rapresentation of both Seborga and Monaco; Marcello Menegatto, the prime minister of the Kingdom of Macedonia; Zoran Zaev, the US ambassador to Sicily; Thomas Smitham, the Canadian ambassador to Sicily; Alexandra Bugailiskis, a SAC delegation headed by Michel Temer, Brazilian president, the ANZC prime minister; Jacinda Ardern and many others.

The list of activities that Tajani and the other Italian head of states will expand over the next days, as the president will travel to Genoa to commemorate the departure of Garibaldi from Quarto dei Mille and then to Caprera, for paying homage to Giuseppe Garibaldi.

The excitement is in the air in Italy as flags are hanging over balconies and bells are singing for celebrating this fatidical date, not only for this celebration but also as a hope for a better, future, where Italy will be once again united under one flag and where hate among Italians will cease to exist. In Alpine controlled territory there have been some disturbances and protests, in cities like Brescia, Treviso, Mantova, Bologna, Pavia, Novara and Belluno, on a small scale and caused most likely by nationalist or neo-fascist, nonetheless, the situation was peaceful other then that. Many journalists are describing this as a truly historical moment in Italy, a sign for peace and reconciliation among Italians, or at least the end of any hostility among Italians, we know very well that Italy is a land made by war and with much experience in warfare, but we hope that in the future Italy will be known as a land of peace and progress.

February

February 28, 2021: Results from Indonesia's flag referendum: Indonesia-Flag-Emblem.jpg JAKARTA, Indonesia - The results of Indonesia's flag referendum are in and 60% Indonesians support changing the old flag into a new redesigned one. The old flag, which became known as the Pancasila Flag or the Garuda Flag, has been Indonesia's official flag since it's reorganization in the 1980s, would remain the national flag until March 31, when the new flag is set to be raised.

February 21, 2021: 7th Convention of the Oceanic Organisation opens in Belau: Flag of Palau.svg OceanicFlag.png KOROR, Belau - Belauan President Raynold Oilouch opened the seventh annual Convention of the Oceanic Organisation Sunday. The ANZ-dominated alliance is expected to discuss a number of issues of regional importance, including rising sea levels and plans to stimulate more trade with the growing nations of the North American west coast. A delegation from Mauritius is present as an observer to the convention in order to pursue a closer relationship with the regional bloc.

January

January 5, 2021: United States adds star to flag: US flag with 14 stars by Hellerick.svg TORRINGTON - The United States raised its new flag Tuesday with a 14th star to represent the state of Cimarron. Cimarron joined the Union last July. Its bill of statehood stipulated that the famous 13-star "Betsy Ross" design would remain the national flag for the rest of 2020. Today the 14-star design was raised officially for the first time in Torrington's National Mall.

2020

September

September 22, 2020: Opposition parties gain in the Maldives: Flag of Maldives.svg MALÉ, Maldives - The island republic of the Maldives concluded its first regularly scheduled election since the new democratic regime came to power two-and-a-half years ago. The election was peaceful, but the results call into question the resilience of the country's young democracy. The Human Rights Party of President Ahmed Moosa lost many of its seats in the People's Majlis, while the biggest gains are two parties respectively associated with former presidents Maumoon Gayoom and Mohamed Nasheed. Both former presidents once led authoritarian governments; both still live in the Maldives and are active in its politics. With no party winning a majority, it is not clear who will control the Speakership, but it is unlikely to be a member of the President's party.

July

July 20, 2020: Niue enthrones new King: Flag of Niue.svg ALOFI, Niue - A large portion of the population of this tiny island nation gathered near the capital to celebrate the accession of Atapana Siakimotu as their new elected monarch. Atapana is the third king elected since the island restored the practice and will reign for a term of fifteen years. The new king's background is as an educator. He served as a leader in the island's school system for decades, first as a high school principal, later as Minister of Education under numerous governments. Now retired, he will serve as Niue's constitutional monarch. He was chosen in the island's general election in late May, which also made Sisilia Talagi the country's first woman Premier. The ceremony and festivities lasted much of the day and revolved around Atapana's anointment and coronation by village elders while sitting with his back against an ancient sacred stone.

July 4, 2020: Cimarron admitted to the Union as the 14th state: Flag of the United States (1777-1795).svg Cimarron-flag.png TORRINGTON - The United States capital held its second celebration this year to welcome a new state to the Union. The admission of Cimarron, a state comprising the former Oklahoma Panhandle, came with some controversy. Some members of Congress voted against statehood on the grounds that Cimarron's government is new and underdeveloped. Nevertheless, the atmosphere in the capital was jubilant as the country celebrated its continuing growth. Another celebration was also held in Guymon, capital of the new state.

February

February 7th, 2020: Inaugural Oceanic Winter Games open in Alaska. ANZC Alaska Flag.png OceanicFlag.png SEWARD, Alaska - A modest opening ceremony in a small new arena marked the start of the first Oceanic Winter Games. The Oceanic Organisation, an alliance of mostly tropical island states led by the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand, has held the annual Oceanic Games for several years. These games are the Organisation's first foray into winter sports. Only four full teams are competing - Alaska, the Yukon, Australia, and New Zealand - while several other member states are represented by one or two individual athletes, largely residents of Australia or New Zealand who have some kind of connection to the smaller islands. The opening ceremony coincides with the end of another Oceanic event, the annual convention of heads of government of the allied nations, which has been held in Juneau over the past week.

February 1st, 2020: Edward Poll: I am the "Lord Protector" who will lead the way! Woodbridgeflag3.png 83orgbritnatflagprop.png OBN HEADQUARTERS, Woodbridge - In his latest speech before the assembly of the Organisation of British Nations, Chairman Edward Poll has insisted that the organisation is the guide to a reunified England and that he as leader is, quote-unquote, "more than a leader, but a protector - a Lord Protector, as it were, who will lead the way". the term hearkening back to the age of Cromwell and the seventeenth-century Civil War. It is uncertain what he meant by this term. Supporters insist that Poll was simply making an analogy to another time of crisis in English history, while calling for unity. However, opponents (including several media publications across OBN member states) have interpreted the statement as an attempt to claim additional power for himself as a replacement monarch. Mr. Poll is yet to comment on the exact meaning of his words.

January

January 6, 2020: Cascadia admitted to the Union as the 13th state: Flag of the United States (1777-1795).svg Cascadia-1983DD2.png TORRINGTON - The iconic 13-star flag was ceremoniously raised in the National Mall Monday as the new flag of the United States, minutes after the President signed a bill of statehood making Cascadia the 13th state of the Union. Cascadia began as an alliance of small communities in the early 90s as a faction associated with the Spokane War. It has enjoyed increasingly close ties to the restored federal government since 2009. Citizens held simultaneous celebrations in each of Cascadia's member towns.

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