On 23 August, Gori Jucărescu was sworn in for a new term as President.
On 23 August, Gori Jucărescu was sworn in for a new term as President.

JUCĂREȘTI, 15 September 2013 – In the past 4 weeks, Juclandia has celebrated. And indeed, it had a lot of reasons to: Juclandia’s most important historical events happened in these 4 weeks: from the birth day of the King, on 10 September 1997, to Juclandia’s Foundation Day on 10 September 2001. From Juclandia’s Declaration of Independence, on 23 August 2008, to Juclandia’s transition to monarchy, on 23 August 2010.  In addition, the months of August and September have always played an important role in Juclandia’s political life: governments have been changed, forms of government have transitioned, Prime Ministers have been overthrown. It is therefore not surprising that Patriarch Bartholomeos II calls these months “a period of unforeseen spiritual irregularities”. 

On 22 and 23 August 2013, parties took place across Juclandia, the most important being those in Jucărești and in Lenia. In Jucărești, more than 120 citizens took part in the street party on the central avenue of the city, the 23 August Boulevard. In Lenia, right in Aquilonia, its capital city, the consumption of alcohol and the average level of happiness per citizen have skyrocketed.

It was a month of laziness. However, not everyone was lazy. And Prime Minister Populescu knows this better than anyone else, as while everyone was celebrating, the government instituted some reforms in economy: in Lenia, agricultural cooperatives have been reshaped, and now they’re considered to be more democratic. In Jucăreni, the government now keeps records of everyone’s jobs, and also keeps records of the goods available on the market and their prices. A wage rise has also been promised by the PM, along with some imports of goods that cannot be produced in Juclandia. But not only the toys did work: the agricultural cooperatives in Lenia have promised levels of production much greater than those last year, especially at tomatoes, cucumbers and wheat. As for the younger human citizens, the end of the celebration months comes with the start of the school year. The message is however clear for everyone: now that celebrations have ended, everyone must get back to work.

And that’s what everyone does: the Great National Assembly’s parliamentary holiday has ended last week, and on the 7th of September, the legislative has reassembled for the first time this autumn. The parties are diligently preparing for the campaign: elections for the Assembly of Deputies are due to happen in December. Meanwhile, the Government is working restlessly for Juclandia’s progress: economic reforms are due to be completed by November, and Juclandia’s economy has already taken the fruits of the reforms: one can see on the streets of Jucărești, Lenia, Floral and the other states and territories that economic activity has increased, and that the living standards of the citizens, be them human or non-human, are gradually improving.

Of course, Juclandia is not only about economy. The Juclandian Academy is working on some cultural projects for the country, involving folklore, music and history, as well as discussions on further developing Proto-Juclandian, a language that is believed to be the historical language used by Juclandian ethnics. And the country is also expanding: parts of Rukora and Frieden are expected to join Juclandia’s Overseas Territories Family after the 22nd of September. Patriarch Bartholomeos II of Juclandia has also announced that the Orthodox Church of Juclandia is planning on releasing some theological books about the Orthodox religion withing Juclandian culture and context.

Politics, economy, culture and religion go well in this little paradise. At the same time, the Overseas Territories are gaining new members. There is no doubt that Juclandia currently prospers, and contrary to what some foreigners would believe, is more active than ever.