Hajdučka Republika Mijata Tomića
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|Anthem: Sveti Ante platit ću ti misu, samo kaži koji naši nisu|
|Type of entity:||Micronation|
|Location:||Blidinje Nature Park, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Area claimed:||3 km²|
|Date of foundation:||29 June 2002|
|Leadership:||President Vinko Vukoja Lastvić (2002-2009)
Marija Vukoja (2009-today)
|Purported organisational structure:||Republic|
The founder and the sole ruler is the motel owner Vinko Vukoja Lastvić. The republic was founded on the day of Diva Grabovčeva, June 29, 2002, and 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.
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, The ministries in this republic are for non-married men, artificial blondes, softer gender, protection from abuse of women, bankrupted private transporters (truck and bus drivers), vagueness, provocation, alcoholism and easy women. Ministers do their job voluntarily.
This republic has its consul and portparolle. Its day of statehood is on June 5. 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.
Its 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. Its State stamp is on the backside of the cork from the bottle of the home-made šljivovica, kept by the President.
With the decision of mayor of Dubrovnik, the President has become the honorable consul of Dubrovnik on Blidinje. Hajdučka Republika has appointed consuls in Colorado, Slovenia and Switzerland.
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 a problem with connection to main power supply net. As this area was on unclaimed land - three municipalities (Posušje, Tomislavgrad and Jablanica, couldn't agree for years under whose responsibility the area fell, and whenever the motel owner asked any of the municipalities to solve its problem, they rejected him, saying it is not their problem, and referred him to one of other two municipalities. Finally, he solved that with his money. So in that vacuum of "no one's land" in 2002 they declared Hajdučka Republika. On the very day of the proclamation, SFOR was alarmed by some persons. As SFOR saw the true nature of this project, they left very same day. The republic has no separatist or hegemonic ambitions.
Thanks to this fun protest project, its motel became one of most popular places in western Herzegovina. Every year, there is a manifestation Triba slagat i ostat živ (To lie and stay alive); participants can be anybody except politicians, since politicians are professional liars. This project also attracted the attention of Bosniak, Croat and Serb media, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia (Slobodna Dalmacija - Split, Nezavisne - Banja Luka, Gracija, Svet, Dnevni avaz...).
Kubura is the currency of Hajdučka Republika Mijata Tomića. 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 thieves and nouveau riches. If someone doesn't have money, an agreement can be made, so the paying can be done in material goods.
References and sources
- "U parku prirode Blidinje nalazi se Hajdučka republika 21. vijeka" [In The Nature Park of Blidinje, There is a 21st Century Hajduk Republic] (in Serbo-Croatian). Klix.ba. 16 March 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
- "Vladar Hajdučke Republike" [The Ruler of the Hajduk Republic]. Gracija. Retrieved 30 June 2008.[dead link]
- "Franjevački samostan Rama - Šćit". Doljanska nostalgija. Retrieved 30 June 2008.[dead link]
- "Hajdučka Republika Mijata Tomića". Hajdučke vrleti - Blidinje. Retrieved 30 June 2008.
- "Hajduci na Vranu ljude samo po očima pamte" [Hajduks from Vran only Remember People by their Eyes] (in Serbo-Croatian). Nezavisne novine. 8 December 2007. Retrieved 30 June 2007.
- "ČIJE JE BLIDINJE: Dok hajduci vladaju, tri općine se spore". http://tomislavcity.com/. 13 August 2007. pp. Who Owns Blidinje? While Hajduks Rule, Three Municipalities Argue. Retrieved 30 June 2008.
- PDF (2.83 MB) Park prirode Blidinje u Hercegovini, article Između Vran planine i Čvrsnice ponovno buja život, p.33-35 (info about Blidinje nature park and Hajdučka Republika)
"...tri općine nisu mogle dogovoriti o granicama na Blidinju, u tom vakuumu mi smo 2002. odlučili proglasiti Hajdučku Republiku.", p. 34[dead link]
- "Država bez kriminala, vojske i policije" [Nation Without Crime, Army or Police] (in Serbo-Croatian). Dnevni Avaz. 29 January 2007. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
- "U spomen: Vinko Vukoja, vladar Hajdučke Republike Mijata Tomića" [In Memoriam: Vinko Vukoja, the Ruler of Hajdučka Republika Mijata Tomića]. LJportal. 17 October 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2013.[dead link]
- (Croatian) Hajdučke vrleti - Blidinje Main site, Constitution, retrieved on June 30, 2008