Lichtenstein

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This article is about the former Town of Lichtenstein within the Empire of Austenasia, not to be confused with Lichtenstein in the Free State of Saxony, Lichtenstein in Baden-Württemberg, Lichtenstein in Lower Saxony or the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Lichtenstein
—  Town of Austenasia  —
The Imperial Museum, formerly based in Lichtenstein.
Country Flag of Austenasia.png Empire of Austenasia
Founded 17 June 2013 (as the Territory of Emperorsland)
13 April 2014 (as the Town of Lichtenstein)
Government
 - Representative Lord Charles C., Duke of Grantabridge
 - Police Inspector Lord Charles C., Duke of Grantabridge
Population
 - Total 3
Demonym Lichtensteiner
Time zone UTC
 - Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
As an Austenasian territory, Lichtenstein was originally established as the "Territory of Emperorsland" on 17 June 2013. Emperorsland consisted of the back garden of what became Lichtenstein. Emperorsland expanded to annex the adjoining residence on 13 April 2014, becoming the Town of Lichtenstein.


Lichtenstein was an Town of the Empire of Austenasia, and was an enclave of the UK county of Cambridgeshire before being ceded back to the United Kingdom on 23 September 2016. Lichtenstein was home to what could be the largest micronational collection in the world, which at one point constituted a museum of micronationalism, also based in Lichtenstein

Toponymy

The name "Lichtenstein" was chosen by Lord Charles C., Duke of Grantabridge. It is a German word, representing the German descent of some of the population of Lichtenstein. The word itself means "bright stone", which could, in a rather poetic fashion, represent the white/off-white painting of the bricks which compose Lichtenstein House, which, on Summer days, reflect the Sun's light to become very bright.

History

Lichtenstein has a rich history. It has passed hands many times. As Lichtenstein was founded as a micronational entity by Lord Charles C., its current Acting Representative, Police Inspector and Landed Noble, much of its recent history has been influenced, if not directly controlled by, him.

Timeline

Heptarchy - 10th century CE: During these Heptarchy years, what is now the location of Lichtenstein would have been in the sphere of influence of the Gyrwas, and would have been included in Anglo-Saxon and Danish realms and territories (eg. the Danelaw).
10th century CE - 1649 CE: What is now the location of Lichtenstein was in the Kingdom of England.
1649 - 1653: What is now the location of Lichtenstein was in the Commonwealth of England.
1653 - 1659: What is now the location of Lichtenstein was in the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
1659 - 1660: What is now the location of Lichtenstein was a part of a new Commonwealth of England.
1660 - 1707: What is now the location of Lichtenstein was a part of a restored Kingdom of England.
1707 - 1801: What is now the location of Lichtenstein was a part of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1801 - 1920s: What is now the location of Lichtenstein was a part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1920s - 2011: What is now the location of Lichtenstein was a part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. During this time, the house and gardens of future Lichtenstein were built, replacing fields. An array of different humans lived in what would be Lichtenstein during this era, with the current human inhabitants settling there in the year of 2002, it is supposed.
24/27 May - 1 June 2011: Lichtenstein was the Region of Domum, the capital region of the Domanglian Empire which was, at this point, the said Empire's only territory. Subsequently, in this period, Domum (Lichtenstein), Domanglia and the Domanglian Empire were all synonymous. Future Lichtenstein had come under the political control of Lord Charles C., the later Acting Representative, Landed Noble and Police Inspector of Lichtenstein, for the first time, as Domanglian Emperor.
1 June - 22 July 2011: Lichtenstein, then known as Domum, was the capital region of the Domanglian Empire when the said Empire was an unofficial parliamentary unconstitutional monarchy, but was not synonymous with Domum.
22 - 25 July 2011: Lichtenstein, then known as Domum, was the capital region of the Domanglian Empire when the said Empire was a ceremonial monarchy.
25 July - 3 August 2011: Lichtenstein, then known as Domum, was the capital region of the Domanglian Empire when the said Empire was an unofficial parliamentary unconstitutional monarchy, but was not synonymous with Domum.
3 August 2011 - 2011: Lichtenstein, then known as Domum, was the capital region of the Domanglian Empire when the said Empire was a fully absolute monarchy.
2011 - 30 October 2011: Lichtenstein, then known as Domum, was the capital region of the Domanglian Empire when the said Empire was a constitutional executive monarchy. In either this period or the fully absolutist period the Domanglian Empire became more of a colonial empire, with "Domanglia" becoming defined as a separate thing from the Empire as a whole, and also Lord Charles C. had his coronation in Domum/Lichtenstein.
31 October - 24 December 2011: What would become Lichtenstein was once again a property in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
24 December 2011 - 15 January 2012: Future Lichtenstein was a dependent territory of the Republic of Libertas known as the Barony of Domum. The Baron of Domum was Lord Charles C., who is the current Baron of Lichtenstein. After being awarded the title of Baron as an honour for his service in the Chinobian Wars on 23 December, Charles gave Domum to Libertas as his barony as a Christmas present to Libertas a day later.
15 - 23 January 2012: Lichtenstein was an independent Kingdom of Domum. Lord Charles C., who had declared Domum's independence from Libertas, reigned as Darkovar Neconstantianeski, King of Domum for a day before having himself replaced by his mother, who became Xara Neconstantianeski, Queen of Domum. Domum/Lichtenstein became a protectorate of the Domanglian Federation (a successor to the Domanglian Empire then reigned over by Ciprian, King of Domanglia) on 17 January.
23 January - 14 February 2012: Lichtenstein was a non-independent Kingdom of Domum- a constituent country of the Saxon Empire. This was, like many things to do with Lichtenstein, Lord Charles C.'s doing.
14 February - 5 April 2012: Lichtenstein, as Domum, was the capital region of Domanglia again (the Kingdom of Domanglia, this time) due to the signing of the Treaty of Domum (which was later declared to be void). Lord Charles C. was the King of Domanglia.
5 - 12 April 2012: Lichtenstein was the Duchy of Domum in a parliamentary monarchy. Not only was it the capital region of the Kingdom of Domanglia, but it was also a duchy within this Kingdom. The King had made his mother (former Queen of Domum Xara Neconstantianeski) be the Duchess of Domum.
12 - 17 April 2012: Lichtenstein was the Duchy of Domum in an independent absolute monarchy. Not only was it the capital region of the independent, absolutist Kingdom of Domanglia, but it was also a duchy within this Kingdom.
17 April - 24 June 2012: Lichtenstein was the Duchy of Domum in a non-independent absolute monarchy. Not only was it the capital region of the absolutist Kingdom of Domanglia (which was at this time a part of the Ossavak Federation, a country of Lord Charles C.'s which was ruled by him on a national level as Supreme Brotherly Protector), but it was also a duchy within this Kingdom. The Duchy of Domum was also the capital of Ossavakia as a whole.
24 June - 11 August 2012: Lichtenstein was the Duchy of Domum in an independent absolute monarchy. Not only was it the capital region of the independent, absolutist Kingdom of Domanglia, but it was also a duchy within this Kingdom.
11 August - 25 September 2012: Lichtenstein was the Duchy of Domum in a non-independent absolute monarchy. Not only was it the capital region of the absolutist Kingdom of Domanglia (which was, at this time, defined as a constituent country of the Saxon Empire, like Lichtenstein had been itself between 23 January and 14 February 2012, as the Kingdom of Domum), but it was also a duchy within this Kingdom.
25 September - 6 October 2012: Lichtenstein was the Duchy of Domum in an independent absolute monarchy. Not only was it the capital region of the independent, absolutist Kingdom of Domanglia, but it was also a duchy within this Kingdom.
6 - 9 October 2012: Lichtenstein was again synonymous with Domanglia, as the absolutist Over-Lorrokha Kingdom. Lichtenstein no longer had a Duchess, but was still under the rule of Lord Charles C. as King. What is now the Austenasian Territory of Glencoe (which had been an official Domanglian territory since 24 June 2012) became a dependent territory of Over-Lorrokha Lichtenstein (as the Over-Lorrokha Lordship of Glencoe), and so did Domanglia's old Antarctic territory (as the Over-Lorrokha Antarctic Dependent Territory).
9 - 18 October 2012: Lichtenstein, as the Over-Lorrokha Kingdom, was a member-state of the Holy Utopian Confederacy. The Holy Utopian Confederacy was a personal union of Christian micronations united under the Holy Utopian Emperor, Harry Fitzpatrick. Subsequently, Harry Fitzpatrick was the ceremonial King of the Over-Lorrokha Kingdom during this time, as "Oshav", this being the second time that Harry Fitzpatrick has had official rule over the land of Lichtenstein (as he was President of the Republic of Libertas, which the land of Lichtenstein was once a dependent territory of). Lord Charles C. was still in control of future Lichtenstein during this time, however, as the "Prince-Elector" of the Over-Lorrokha Kingdom.
18 - 20 October 2012: Although Lichtenstein was still technically the Over-Lorrokha Kingdom during this time, due to the October Abdication Crisis it was without any leadership; no King, no Prince-Elector. Lichtenstein was in a state of war with Palasia during this time (a predecessor to the modern Austenasian Town of the same name). This cold war was the "Very Brief War", and in it Palasia claimed the Over-Lorrokha Kingdom as its own.
20 October - 21 November 2012: Lichtenstein, still synonymous with Domanglia, was the Over-Lorrokha Republic, after Lord Charles C., with the support of the Over-Lorrokha National Liberation Army, declared himself head of state and head of government as "Popular Premier", a title that he had invented. Thomas Cassidy, going by the name "Vladimir Doma", was chosen by Charles to be his co-head of government, as Statsminister. Charles made peace with Palasia soon after establishing the Republic. Interestingly, during this time Lichtenstein was divided into cantons by Charles, each one with its own citizenry and representative Governor. These cantons were Kantonshauptstadt (the capital, which consisted of the building of Lichtenstein), Vashkirod (the front garden and parking space), Gädenstadt (the gravel path), and Busorov (the back garden and what were then known as "Paddy Roy Square" and "Conservatory Street"). The legislature of the Over-Lorrokha Republic, and of its immediate successor, was the Over-Lorrokha Landtag.
21 November - 23 December 2012: Lichtenstein was 100% Busorovian. Busorov had, during the time of the Over-Lorrokha Republic, been one of four cantons of Lichtenstein. However, under its Chief Minister, Lord Charles C., it now composed all of Lichtenstein, and was a constituent country of the Princely Union of Saint Edward and Domanglia (what the Over-Lorrokha Republic/Domanglia had transformed into). Charles was the Princely Union's Premier. Jonathan of Austenasia had been elected the Sovereign Prince of the Princely Union by an assortment of high-ranking Over-Lorrokha people, including Charles. Subsequently, he reigned until 12 December over the Princely Union. He was succeeded by Charles, his brief Hereditary Prince, who reigned as Sovereign Prince briefly on 12 December, who was himself succeeded by his own Hereditary Prince, who became Prince Vladimir I. Vladimir I reigned until the end of the Princely Union's lifetime.
23 December 2012 - 18 February 2013: Lichtenstein was the County of Busorov within "Doshevika" - a Domanglian absolute monarchy under Lord Charles C. as Sovereign Prince. The County of Busorov was a sub-monarchy governed by a Countess, formerly known as Xara Neconstantianeski (Charles' mother and the owner of the property of Lichtenstein as recognised by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). Former Xara was appointed to the position by Charles upon his coronation as Doshevikan Prince on 23 December (the coronation having taken place within Busorov/Lichtenstein). Doshevika was at first still ruled by the Landtag, but soon after his coronation Charles replaced it with a National Assembly. The National Assembly was in existence until Charles replaced it with a privy council on 9 February.
18 February - 6 April 2013: Lichtenstein was the Canton of Busorov within Doshevika, which was now a constituent country of the Confederation of Amager, which itself was a St.Charlian Permanent Territory of the St.Charlian Commonwealth. Charles' mother was still the Countess of Busorov.
6 - 8 April 2013: Lichtenstein was the Canton of Busorov within a once again independent Doshevika. Doshevika was still under Lord Charles C.'s rule and Lord Charles C.'s mother was still the Countess of Busorov.
8 April - 10:00pm 27 May 2013: Lichtenstein was the Canton of Busorov within Saint Edward and Zealand (Doshevika with a new constitution, a constitution which was signed by Lord Charles C., the Sovereign Prince, in Lichtenstein). Saint Edward and Zealand was a constitutional limited monarchy. Charles' mother was still the Countess of Busorov.
10:00pm 27 May - 17 June 2013: All of Lichtenstein was again a part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
17 June 2013 - 13 April 2014: Part of Lichtenstein (in Over-Lorrokha cantonal terms, former Busorov and former Gädenstadt) was the Territory of Emperorsland, a "Territory" of the Empire of Austenasia. This was due to Lord Charles C. again, who was its Governor and Baron. Jonathan of Austenasia became the sovereign of at least a part of Lichtenstein for the first time since 12 December 2012 with this Emperorsland. The Emperorsland Act 2013 (which did the annexation) also gave Charles subjectship to the Emperor of Austenasia, and established the Austenasian Province of Karanyssia and the Austenasian Duchy of Grantabridge, with Charles becoming not only the Baron of Emperorsland but the Duke of Grantabridge as well. During this time, the part of future Lichtenstein which was not the Territory of Emperorsland remained a part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
13 April 2014: Due to Lord Charles C.'s expressed wish the Territory of Emperorsland was replaced with the Town of Lichtenstein - the entirety of former Domum under Austenasian rule. Subsequently, Charles ceased to be the Governor of Emperorsland and instead became the first Acting Representative of Lichtenstein. Charles' Barony of Emperorsland was replaced with a Barony of Lichtenstein. 13 April 2014 was the first time since 12 December 2012 that Jonathan of Austenasia has held sovereignty over all the land of Lichtenstein.
17 April 2014: Lord Charles C. rejoined the Austenasian Police by becoming Police Inspector of Lichtenstein (he had previously been an Austenasian Governor, and Austenasian Governors are (now at least) considered members of the Austenasian Police).
3 May 2014: Lichtenstein became the headquarters of the Austenasian Environmental Office upon Lord Charles C.'s appointment to the position of Austenasian Minister for the Environment.
13 May 2014: Lichtenstein became the headquarters of the Austenasian Home Office upon Lord Charles C.'s appointment to the position of Austenasian Home Secretary.
16 July 2014: The people of Lichtenstein began an Austenasian colonial expedition to Gran Canaria.
31 July 2014: The Lichtensteiners returned to Lichtenstein after their Gran Canarian colonisation and annexation had been completed.
21 September 2014: The Second Post-Declaration Decree was made, signed and decreed by Lord Charles C. within Lichtenstein.
7 October 2014: Lord Charles C. declared Lichtenstein's Imperial Museum open.
11 October 2014: Lichtenstein had its first local election.
12 October 2014: Lord Charles C. ceased to be Lichtenstein's Acting Representative and became Lichtenstein's first proper Representative.
13 October 2014: Lord Charles C. established the Austenasian Conservative Party while in Lichtenstein.
17 October 2014: Upon Lord Charles C.'s resignation as Austenasian Home Secretary (and appointment to the office of Austenasian Secretary-General) Lichtenstein ceased to be the headquarters of the Austenasian Home Office.
2015: The Imperial Museum was gradually deconstructed.
15 July 2015: The people of Lichtenstein returned to Heischierland.
1 August 2015: The people of Lichtenstein returned to Lichtenstein from Heischierland.
17 March 2016: Lichtenstein became the headquarters of the Austenasian Foreign Office upon Lord Charles C.'s appointment to the position of Austenasian Chief Ambassador.
23 September 2016: Lichtenstein was ceded back to the United Kingdom, ceasing to be the headquarters of the Foreign Office and the Environmental Office.

Administration

Lichtenstein's people were formally represented in the Imperial Parliament by an elected Representative - Lord Charles Clarke, Duke of Grantabridge. It was governed on a local level by a Town Council.

List of Representatives

Number Picture Name Views Took office Left office Political party Notes
- Ayylmao.png Lord Charles C., Duke of Grantabridge Conservative 13 April 2014 12 October 2014 None Acting only. Appointed by an Act of Parliament to serve until the next local election.
1 Ayylmao.png Lord Charles C., Duke of Grantabridge Conservative 12 October 2014 23 September 2016 Conservative Party from 13 October onwards Elected via local elections.

Police Inspector

As well as being the Representative and Landed Noble of Lichtenstein, Lord Charles Clarke was the Police Inspector of Lichtenstein. He was Police Inspector from 17 April 2014 till Lichtenstein's cessation back to the United Kingdom in 2016.