Glencoe

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Glencoe
—  Territory of Austenasia  —
Established 13 April 2014
Government
 - Governor Sir James von Puchow, Marquess of Atkantia

Glencoe is the second smallest Territory in the Empire of Austenasia at ten square foot (larger only than Glencrannog). It is an enclave of the UK Scottish council area of Highland.

Glencoe was bought online by the now Lord Charles C., Duke of Grantabridge, and presented to the Empire to be annexed on 13 April 2014. Lord Charles C. was granted the honorary title Lord of Glencoe by Parliament, together with Baron of Glencoe. The Austenasian government is not currently in contact with anybody who lives near enough to the land to administer it, but James von Puchow was appointed its Governor on 7 March 2016 due to being the Austenasian official most likely to visit Glencoe in the near future.

History

On 13 June 2012, Lord Charles C. established what is now the Austenasian Territory of Glencoe by purchasing it as a UK estate from the same organisation that Emperor Jonathan I purchased what is now the Territory of Glencrannog from. In the same way that the now Emperor was given the title of "Laird of Glencrannog" by the organisation upon his Glencrannog purchase, Lord C. was given the title of "Lord of Glencoe" upon his purchase of what is now the Territory of Glencoe (this title was officially recognised by the Austenasian government on 13 April 2014 with the passing of the same Act of Parliament that annexed Glencoe into Austenasia).

On 24 June 2012 the Kingdom of Domanglia (a micronation which was created and governed by Lord C.) annexed Glencoe as a region. This region was known as the Domanglian Lordship of Glencoe, and Lord Crannis was this region's ceremonial governor as the bearer of the title of Lord of Glencoe. When Domanglia and what is now the Austenasian Town of Lichtenstein (which was then the Domanglian Duchy of Domum) became one and the same as the Over-Lorrokha Kingdom on 6 October 2012, the Lordship of Glencoe was reduced to the status of a dependent territory of this Over-Lorrokha Kingdom (Lichtenstein). The Lordship of Glencoe remained a dependent territory after the Over-Lorrokha Kingdom became the Over-Lorrokha Republic. Domanglia ceased to be synonymous with what is now Lichtenstein on 21 November 2012 when the Over-Lorrokha Republic became the Princely Union of Saint Edward and Domanglia. The Lordship of Glencoe was a constituent country of this Princely Union, as was Lichtenstein. Jonathan of Austenasia was the Sovereign Prince of the Princely Union from 21 November until 12 December 2012; his current reign as Emperor of Austenasia is therefore not the first reign he has had over Glencoe and Lichtenstein.

As a constituent country of the Princely Union, the Lordship of Glencoe had a Minister-President under the Lord of Glencoe, this Minister-President being Thomas Cassidy. However, this changed when the Princely Union transitioned into another micronation called Doshevika on 23 December 2012, the Lordship of Glencoe having been a part of this state. The Lordship of Glencoe became the Canton of Glencoe when Doshevika became a constituent country of the Confederation of Amager (itself a St.Charlian Permanent Territory) on 18 February 2013. It remained this way even after the Confederation of Amager dissolved (making Doshevika independent) on 6 April 2013, and it stayed this way after Doshevika became Saint Edward and Zealand two days later. When Saint Edward and Zealand was disestablished at 10:00pm on 27 May 2013, Glencoe once again became an estate of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It was Lord C.'s desire for Glencoe to become a Territory of Austenasia, and so on 13 April 2014, Glencoe was annexed by Austenasia with the passing of an Act of Parliament.