Hajdučka Republika Mijata Tomića

Hajdučka Republika Mijata Tomića is the self-proclaimed micronation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Location

The republic is in the areas between the mountains of Vran and Čvrsnica, in the middle of the Nature Park Blidinje, western Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Basic data

The founder and the sole ruler is the motel owner Vinko Vukoja Lastvić.

Republic was founded on the day of Diva Grabovčeva, June 29 2002.

Republic is named after famous hajduk Mijat Tomić, who had its hiding place in the nearby caves.

The seat of this republic is in the motel "Hajdučke vrleti", whose owner is the sole ruler of this micronation.

It encompasses the area inside the triangle: highest peak of mountain Vran - chapel of sv. Ante - crossroad Risovac-Kedžara.

The currency of this republic is called "kubura" . Local exchange office change ordinary money for kuburas. Also, as a currency it can be used any currency that's earned in honest way or stolen from thiefs and nouveau riches (see prihvatizaciya). If someone doesn't have money, an agreement can be made, so the paying can be done in material goods sr icon [http://www.nezavisne.com/nedjeljne/vijesti/17757/Hajduci-na-Vranu-ljude-samo-po-ocima-pamte.html Nezavisne] Hajduci na Vranu ljude samo po očima pamte, Dec 12, 2007, retrieved on June 30, 2008] .

The anthem is ganga "„Sv. Ante platit ću ti misu, samo kaži koji naši nisu“" (this is the whole text of the anthem).

In total, there 73 ministries; besides classic ones, there're also ministries for smile, unsolved cases, entertainment and fun, for protection of men from violent women, wine, pršut and leisure.bs icon [http://www.gracija.ba/Tekst.aspx?TekstID=107 Gracija] Vladar Hajdučke Republike, retrieved on June 30, 2008] , The ministries in this republic are for non-married guys, artificial blonds, softer gender, protection from abuse of women, bankrupted private transporters (truck and bus drivers), non-clear things,) [hr icon [http://rama.co.ba/html/Doljani.html Franjevački samostan Rama - Šćit] Doljanska nostalgija, retrieved on June 30, 2008 ] , provocations, alcoholism and easy women .hr icon [http://www.hajduckevrleti-blidinje.com/razno.asp Hajdučke vrleti - Blidinje] Main site, Constitution, retrieved on June 30, 2008] (ministarstva za neženje, umjetne plavuše, nježniji spol, zaštitu od zlostavljanja žena, propale prijevoznike, nejasnoće, za osmijeh, neriješene slučajeve, umjetne plavuše, zabavu i razonodu, za nježniji spol, za zaštitu muškaraca od nasilnih žena, neženje, vino, pršut i dokolicu, provokacije, alkoholiziranje i lake žene). Ministers do their job voluntarily.

This republic has its consul and portparolle.

Day of statehood is on June 5th. ] .

This republic has also its Constitution, flag, passeport, territory and borders. One important thing - formation of political parties is strictly forbidden, as well as any dealing with politics, since "it's not good for human health ". ] "Citizens do not have need for that, because the ruler decides for them.". ] Legal system is protected by elite "hajdučka garda" (guard of hajduks). However, guard exists only in paper.

State flag is white background; in the upper left corner is with the red the state coat-of-arms - chessboard, and in the middle is with blue color marked the picture of Mijat Tomić. ] .

State stamp is on the backside of the cork from the bottle of the home-made šljivovica, kept by the President.

External relations

With the decision of mayor of Dubrovnik, the President has become the honorable consul of Dubrovnik on Blidinje. Hajdučka Republika has appointed its consuls in Colorado, Slovenia and Switzerland ] .

History

Originally, the founders of this republic had no ambitions for this project.
Soon after the end of war, local economy began to recuperate (winter tourism).
Problems started when the motel owner wanted to solve the problem with connection to main power supply net. As this area was on not determined land - three municipalities (Posušje, Tomislavgrad and Jablanica [hr icon [http://tomislavcity.com/politika/ije-je-blidinje-dok-hajduci-vladaju-tri-op-ine-se-spore.html Tomislav City] Čije je Blidinje: Dok hajduci vladaju, tri općine se spore, ] (referring to "Dnevni list"), retrieved on June 30, 2008) couldn't agree for years under whose responsibility is that area, and whenever the motel owner asked any of interested municipalities to solve its problem, they rejected him, saying it's not theirs problem, but from one of other two municipalities. Finally, he solved that with his money.

On the very day of proclamation, SFOR was alarmed by some persons. ] . As SFOR saw the true nature of this project, they left very same day.

Republic has no separatistic and hegemonistic ambitions.

Thanks to this fun and protest project, its motel became one of most popular places in western Herzegovina. [bs icon [http://www.idoconline.info/digitalarchive/public/serve/index.cfm?fuseaction=form&ElementId=304759 Dnevni avaz] Država bez kriminala, vojske i policije, Jan 29, 2007]

Every year, there's a manifestation "Triba slagat i ostat živ" (To lie and stay alive); participant can be anybody except politicians, since they are professional liers ] .

This project also attracted the attention of Bosniac, Croat and Serb media, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia (Slobodna Dalmacija - Split, Nezavisne - Banja Luka, Gracija, Svet, Dnevni avaz...).

References and sources

External links

*hr icon [http://www.hajduckevrleti-blidinje.com/razno.asp Hajdučke vrleti - Blidinje] Main site, Constitution, retrieved on June 30, 2008
*hr icon PDF| [http://www.matis.hr/pdf/matica2007_01.pdf Matica] |2.83 MB Park prirode Blidinje u Hercegovini


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