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Republic of Leicester
Timeline: Leicester Becomes Independent
RepublicOfLeicesterINDEPENDENCEFLAG No coa
The flag of the country Coat of Arms
Leicestershire Ceremonial Numbered
Location of Leicester

Motto
Ricardus Tertius ad Mondi (English, Hindu)

Anthem "Oh Fair Leicester"
Capital City of Leicester
Largest city City of Leicester
Other cities Coalville, Ashby De La Zouch, Blaby, Hinckley...
Language English, Hindu
Religion Atheism
Demonym Leicesterians
Government Social Democratic Republic
  legislature General Courts
President Victor J. Gladstone
Currency Leicesterian pound (LEP)
Calling Code +44
Internet TLD .lei

Leicester or the Republic of Leicester is a small landlocked enclave country on the island of Great Britain, although it is not part of the United Kingdom or England.

History

In 2012, the House of Commons voted in favour of heavily increasing taxes in Leicestershire, and stopped funding education in the county. This action caused massive outcry, and a never seen before desire of independence surged. The political party known as Together For Leicester was formed in 2013 to try and achieve Leicester's independence from the United Kingdom.

The real revolution started in Hinckley in January 2014, when a group of protesters demanding independence was gunned down by British Police. After this, an army of protesters in London managed to break into the Houses of Parliament, and demanded a referendum in front of the then Prime Minister David Cameron. After this, riots occurred throughout what was then the county of Leicestershire, mainly in Ashby de la Zouch and Hinckley.

In June, the British government gave the Leicesterians a referendum, and the majority voted to secede. 

The Republic of Leicester was proclaimed on the 1st August 2014, a new social democratic republic with the seat of power in the City of Leicester. Victor J. Gladstone became the very first President, and the leader and founder of the Together For Leicester party; Oliver Khatri; became the first Prime Minister. Together, the two announced that the new republic would invite all Hindus and Pakistanis living in harsh conditions to join them, as Hindi was made the second official language of the country and the religion was the highest in the area. This is why today Leicester is seen by the rest of the world as an Indian nation.

Cornwall, after seeing the success of Leicestershire's split from England, decided to push hard on their own independence process. Cornwall successfully gained independence in February 2015 and became one of Leicester's biggest allies.

Politics

Leicester is a unitary, parliamentary republic. The legislature, the General Courts, consists of a lower house, the People's Council, an upper house, the People's Senate, and an elected President who serves as the largely ceremonial head of state, but with some important powers and duties (the office is very similar to that of a constitutional monarch). The head of government is the Prime Minister, who is elected every four years in a general election. The President, however, is chosen every ten years by the People's Council, and can rule another decade if both houses of the General Courts approve his or her request.

The current President is Victor J. Gladstone, who has been in office since the country's foundation in 2014.

The current Prime Minister is Oliver Khatri, of Together for Leicester; which is the centre-left party of the country. He has been in power since the country's foundation and will run for a second term in 2018 against Jenna Connor of the National Party (centre-right) and Rohan Patel of the Curry Party (centre, which aims to give supremacy to the Indian community of Leicester).

Military

Leicester has a small military, with about 250,000 active troops inside the country. However, they are very well trained, and are known for being one of the most powerful and effective armies in Europe.

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