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Verdis, officially the Free Republic of Verdis is a self-declared sovereign state, more known as a self-declared country located on the Biscoe Islands, Pitt Islands, Barbant Island, Liège Island, Trinity Island, and the Christiania Islands off the mainland of Antarctica, with scattered territories within Oceania. The Free Republic of Verdis plans to inhabit the islands once the Verdisian Government manage to gain the right amount of resources and funding to begin the first settlement which will first be located on Renaud Island and then extended to the rest of the claims of the Free Republic of Verdis. The Free Republic of Verdis plans to be a tax-free haven and one of the most modern countries in the southern hemisphere. Although there is currently no infrastructure or inhabitants whatsoever on the claimed islands of the Free Republic of Verdis, Verdisian's still see Verdis as a legitimate and real country.

 

Verdisian Armed Forces

 

The Verdisian Armed Forces are made out of two branches. The Army and the Special Operations Task Group. It was established on the day the country was founded, which was the 29th March, 2019. Although it currently has very little personal and barely any current need for use, the Verdisian Government plans to bring the Armed Forces more in to action once a proper amount of funding is brought to the Armed Forces and when settlement on the islands begins. For the time being, the Armed Forces are used for the protection of important people like Verdisian Politicians and Ambassadors. The Armed Forces of Verdis are currently located with the rest of the Verdisian Government in Melbourne, Australia.

 

Government

 

The Government structure of the Free Republic of Verdis is known as a semi-direct democracy under a republic. The Verdisian Government headquarters is located in Melbourne, Australia as settlement has not began at this moment of time for the islands although they are already claimed by the Free Republic of Verdis.

The structure works in a custom sort of way. There is a new leader every single time on either dies or decides to resign on the job. There is no time frame of a leading term in the nation. As the country is quite new, there are 0 inhabitants due to the Antarctic Treaty System. There are around 50 Citizen's at this moment of time although no one currently inhabits Verdis as plans are still being put in place for inhabiting the land.

 

Population

 

As the country is quite new, There are around 50 Citizen's at this moment of time although no one currently inhabits Verdis. Although the current inhabitants are at 0, the Verdisian Government plans to place a settlement on the claim once enough plans and funds are made to begin the first settlement on the islands which are to first start on Renaud Island and slowly expand to all the other islands claimed by Verdis.

 

Territory

 

The Free Republic of Verdis is located off the coast of the mainland Antarctic peninsula. It claims the Biscoe Islands, Pitt Islands, Barbant Island, Liège Island, Trinity Island, and the Christiania Islands all of which are located in Antarctica, although Verdis does have some Oceania territories here and there. The territory of Verdis is around 2588.45 km2. Verdis consists of many islands. Averagely, the temperature on the islands are warmest during January, averaging 1 to 2°C and the coldest being in June, averages from -15 to -20°C. Although the climate is quite harsh and rough the Verdisian Government plans to develop and infrastructure and settlement which will allow people to cope with this sort of weather. The weather is somewhat similar to the capital of Greenland, Nuuk. Barbant Island, Liège Island, Trinity Island and the Christinia islands are named as the Verdisian Northern Islands with the Biscoe and Pitt Islands below Argentina's claim that is between the Biscoe and Pitt Islands and the Verdisian Northern Islands are called the Southern Verdisian Islands.
Location of Verdis

 

Plans
The Free Republic of Verdis plans to inhabit the islands as soon as possible to keep their claim strong, but there are multiple plans that they are working on that will be essential for something like this to happen. Although the Verdisian Government has countless plans to establish a settlement in the islands, only few are shown on this encyclopaedia.

 

Food and Medicine
 
Although for some people it may sound simple for a settlement to be established in Antarctica, it's not. Due to the climate, some plants will not be able to grow and to keep the environment-friendly, electricity will need to be created in a friendly and non-environmentally harmful way. Verdis plans to establish something named Vertical Farms which is the producing of food and medicine in vertically stacked layers in insulated and temperature-controlled structures. This will allow an easy growth of certain crops which will cost a lot less for importing and will possibly even bring a bit of exporting out for the nation. This industrial-agricultural design will allow easy farming as it will be in a temperature-controlled building due to the harsh Antarctic Climate outside not being able to grow certain plants.
A simple visual example of how the Free Republic of Verdis plans to produce their food.
 
Electricity
 
The Free Republic of Verdis also plans to establish an eco-friendly way of electricity which are planned to be a large wind farm in an area that will not harm any animals or the ocean whatsoever. This will allow Verdis to produce electricity in a healthy and eco-friendly way by preventing environmental damage on the last non-polluted continent on Earth. Verdis plans to prevent pollution in their territory in Antarctica and keep the environment as clean as possible while also allowing people to inhabit the island and live a healthy and normal life just like all other countries, although this time eco-friendly.
A simple visual example of how the Free Republic of Verdis plans to produce electricity while remaining friendly to the environment.
 
Tax
 
Although it is not guaranteed that the Verdisian Government will do this, the Free Republic of Verdis plans to make tax voluntary by providing government resources like transport, government-provided supermarkets, vertical farms and more. Verdis also plans to place majority interest into casinos, hotels, sport clubs and more throughout the nation, similar to Monaco. In a way, the nation is planning to operate a tax-free nation similar to the Bahamas, Monaco, and Liberland. The plans are most likely to follow the Principality of Monaco which is known for being a tax haven. If the Verdisian Government are unable to make the nation tax-free, they plan to bring it to the minimal tax possible.

 

Infrastructure
 
The Free Republic of Verdis plans to provide the first settlement in an eco-friendly design of McMurdo Station. The Verdisian Government plans to establish houses specially built for the Antarctic climate while also being environmentally friendly at the same time. The houses are planned to be incredibly insulted to prevent certain temperatures from entering and leaving the structures. Methods for the planned constructions also display a challenge, for example, how would you pour concrete without it immediately freezing? How can you prevent a buildup of drifting snow? How do you insulate buildings against extreme temperatures internally and externally? All buildings in Verdis are to be constructed to cope with the climatic conditions, built in the safest areas and construct a layout for the site where the structure is to be built. The Verdisian Government plans to build similar to the architectural plans of McMurdo Station although in an eco-friendly way. Another infrastructural plan that the Verdisian Government is looking at is the design similar to Nuuk, Greenland, which holds a very similar temperature, terrain and climate.