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|name              =  <br>Saxon Empire<br>Saxisch Raic
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|name              =  Saxon Empire<br>''Saxisch Raic''
 
|image1            =  [[File:Saxonflag.png|150px]]  
 
|image1            =  [[File:Saxonflag.png|150px]]  
 
|image2            =  [[File:SaxonCOA.png|100px]]
 
|image2            =  [[File:SaxonCOA.png|100px]]
|motto              =  Keep the faith<br>ᛒᛖᚹᚪᚱᛏ ᛞᛖ ᛏᚱᚼ<br>''Bewart de Trau''  
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|motto              =  Keep the faith<br>''Bewareþ ðen Gelæven''
|anthem            = [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7Nps0gHu5a5ZVRCZnNNWEdsTXc/view?usp=sharing Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun]<br>A Mighty Fortress is Our God<br>ᚩᚾ' ᚠᚪᛥᛖ ᛒᚢᚱᚷ ᛁᛋ ᚼᛋᛖᚱ ᚷᚩᛞ<br>''On' vaste Burg is auzer God''<br>O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (during Advent)
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|anthem            = [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7Nps0gHu5a5ZVRCZnNNWEdsTXc/view?usp=sharing Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun]
 
|location          =   
 
|location          =   
 
|capital            =  York
 
|capital            =  York
 
|largest_city      =   
 
|largest_city      =   
|languages          =  West Germanic, English, German
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|languages          =  New Saxon, English
|religions          =  Christianity<br>Apostolic Church of New Israel<br>(Evangelical Presbyterian Church of the Saxon Empire)
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|religions          =  Christianity<br>Church of Saxmark (Apostolic Church of New Israel)
|shortname          =  Saxon Empire
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|shortname          =   
 
|demonym            =  Saxon
 
|demonym            =  Saxon
 
|government        =  [[w:Constitutional monarchy|Constitutional monarchy]] with a [[w:Parliamentary|parliamentary system]]
 
|government        =  [[w:Constitutional monarchy|Constitutional monarchy]] with a [[w:Parliamentary|parliamentary system]]
 
|head of state      = Emperor
 
|head of state      = Emperor
|head of government = Steward
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|head of government = President
|head of government      =  Steward
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|head of government      =  Bishop Preferatus
 
|3rd_h              =   
 
|3rd_h              =   
 
|hos_name          =  [[Markus II]]
 
|hos_name          =  [[Markus II]]
|hog_name          = [[King Penda II|Earl Pende Johannes]]
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|hog_name          = TBA
|3rd_h_name        =
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|3rd_h_name        = [[King Penda II|Earl Pende Johannes]]
 
|legislature        =  [[Imperial Council (Saxony)|Imperial Council]]
 
|legislature        =  [[Imperial Council (Saxony)|Imperial Council]]
 
|type              =  Unicameral
 
|type              =  Unicameral
 
|seats              =  TBA
 
|seats              =  TBA
 
|election          =   
 
|election          =   
|established        =  29th Second Yule 2262<br>18th January 2012<br>8 Aug 2014 <small>(Treaty of York)</small>
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|established        =  18 January 2012
 
|area              =   
 
|area              =   
|population        =  25
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|population        =   
 
|currency          =  Saxon pound
 
|currency          =  Saxon pound
|time_zone          =  UTC+1
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|time_zone          =  UTC+0 to UTC+1
 
|nat_animal        =  Boar  
 
|nat_animal        =  Boar  
|pat_saint          =  Guthlac of Crowland
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|pat_saint          =   
|web                =  www.saxmark.com
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|web                =  [http://saxmark.saxonempire.com]
 
}}
 
}}
  

Revision as of 18:08, 7 October 2015

Saxon Empire
Saxisch Raic

Saxonflag.pngSaxonCOA.png

Motto
Keep the faith
Bewareþ ðen Gelæven
Anthem
Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun
Capital cityYork
Official language(s)New Saxon, English
Official religion(s)Christianity
Church of Saxmark (Apostolic Church of New Israel)
DemonymSaxon
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system
- EmperorMarkus II
- Bishop PreferatusTBA
Earl Pende Johannes
LegislatureImperial Council
- Type - Unicameral
- Number of seats - TBA
Established18 January 2012
CurrencySaxon pound
Time zoneUTC+0 to UTC+1
National animalBoar

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The Saxon Empire (West Germanic: ᛋᚪᛉᚱᛇᚳᛖ Zaxraicze, [ˈzaksraɪtʃə])is a confederation of Germanic nations governed by an Imperial Council. The Emperor is King Penda II, who resides in the founding constituent nation of the Kingdom of West Germania. Each constituent nation is entitled to its own government and monarchy, maintaining autonomy aside from imperial law, and may nominate some politicians to sit on the Imperial Council. Constituent nations are expected to promote Germanic culture, adopting West Germanic as a national language and allowing their citizens access to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of the Saxon Empire. The Saxon Empire is part of the Runic Union.

The empire was formerly a devolved imperial state of New Israel, until the Saxon Schism and the Third Spice War in 2014.

Etymology and principles

The empire is named after both the ancient confederated Anglo-Saxon tribes (Angles, Jutes and Saxons) which colonized England and the Saxons who inhabited northern Germany. The Saxon Empire presents itself as the true modern-day continuation of these tribes' realms, language and culture.

Although Germanic paganism was formerly permitted, Reformed Christianity was adopted as the official religion in 2013.

The Vikings are also a key influence due to their integration with Saxon society. Modern England is generally viewed as corrupted by Normans and mediaeval Roman Catholicism, yet Germanic descent still exists and has spread across many regions of the world. Those declaring enclaves of the Saxon Empire are returning to a traditional (but modernised) culture and adopting the West Germanic language, a descendant of Anglo-Saxon with little lexical pollution (sound changes are applied based on German and Dutch evolution). Norse Christianity embraces the syncretic nature of rural Germanic beliefs before conversion by the sword. Although a racial basis is present in the name, this is for cultural continuity and the Empire is not racially supremacist or exclusive. It stands, nevertheless, for the fusion of diversity into coherent monoculturalism rather than multiculturalism: while a Germanic cultural foundation is expected as a unifying Saxon force, constituent nations' unique features are welcomed.

History

The concept of a Saxon Empire began as an idea of King Penda II, the King of West Germania, out of Germanic nationalism. West Germania was a Nemkhav state, but its cultural ambition and conservative policies were increasingly incompatible with the changeable federation ruled by a Communist coalition with liberal values and especially because of a primary Nemkhav national identity separate to the West Germanic one. Nemkhavia was, however, an ideal community and West Germanic politicians supported Marka Mejakhansk, Samuel Azehtyla and Lucas Campos in particular. An alternative long-term option was a union with Valnor. The third state to become involved was Vian, the nation of Nemkhav president Samuel Azehtyla, when he proposed leaving Nemkhavia. Valnor eventually withdrew from negotiations, leaving King Penda II and Samuel Azehtyla (Duke Sighere) as founders and co-emperors. Vian became Stonland as part of its transition to a culturally Germanic nation.

King Penda II, whose nationalism was the basis of the Saxon Empire

Factors leading to West Germanic nationalism include the so-called 'domino effect' with the departures of Berin, Pristinia and Koss, with which West Germania had a good relationship and the changeability of the Federation: the Conservative Party was weakened considerably by the growth of the Vanguard for Freedom, Marka Mejakhansk's resignation and the loss of Yurtyzstan's vote, leaving the hardline Germanic state with little hope of political expansion. At the time of West Germania's withdrawal, Nemkhavia was becoming an increasingly left-wing-aligned nation and attitudes towards drugs are an example of one of the key frustrations. Discussions with Harshvardhan (Aryavart Empire) about restoration of Indo-European tradition and fellow Germanicist King Sweyn (Kingdom of Theodia) accelerated the development of the new empire.

In the weeks of preparation for his withdrawal from Nemkhavia, King Penda defined his ideology in the Shepherds of the Nation party, outlining a more authoritarian, pro-state government and cultural renewal. He also pledged to support the Crannist movement started by Domanglian Darkovar Neconstantianeski and began to voice his sometimes controversial political views more among other micronations.

The Church of the North played a role in the foundation of the Empire, with both Penda and Sighere upholding Norse Christianity and helping the unification of Stonland and West Germania. Later on, Iskwania would join. However, on the 4th of June, 2012, Stonland left the Empire to join St.Charlie, with Duke Sighere appointing Pandora Paradox as his successor. Two months later, two new nations joined the Saxon Empire, one of them being the Kingdom of Domanglia, which replaced King Urokah's other nation, the United Principality. On 27th August 2012 Iskwania willingly annexed into the Saxon Empire to become the Colony of East Germania, which later was disbanded. In February 2013 Iskwania was refounded under the name Tavadia and joined the Saxon Empire which he later due to disinterest in the Saxon Empire left, leaving King Penda II. as sole emperor.

States

Constituent nations

The following nations are integrated into the Saxon Empire and subject to imperial laws, but are free to maintain their own legal system, monarchy and government. As such, they are semi-autonomous.

Constituent nation Capital Head of state Ruling party
Westgermaniaflag.png Kingdom of West Germania York (Everwaicz) King Penda II Shepherds of the Nation
1000px-Flag of Prussia 1892-1918.svg.png Principality of Prussia Regis Castrum Prince Justin I No overall control

Observer states

The following nations are observer states. They are not integrated into the Empire and are not subject to imperial laws, having no right to ratify laws. However, they are traditionally supportive and sympathetic to the cause of the Empire, and enjoy similar support from the Empire.

Constituent nation Capital Head of state Ruling party
Sierra Flag.PNG Empire of Kleinebayern Entrance Arch Jaceb Kilpatrick NKPK

Unions

The Runic Union comprises the associated states of the Saxon Empire, which do not form part of the Saxon Empire, but uphold Germanic tradition. King Penda II is the Lord Protector of the Runic Union.

State Representative
Saxonflag.png Saxon Empire King Penda II
25px Kingdom of Theodia King Sweyn I

Foreign relations

The Empire also maintains foreign relations with various other nations, with a particular goal of reaching out to more conservative ones, which are often marginalised in the community.

State Status
Flag of Amager.png Federal Republic of Havnesgade-Amager Alliance
FCP flag.png Free Pristinian Republic Alliance

Demographics

The people of the Saxon Empire are called Saxons. The population is entirely immigrant, as no native Saxons have yet been born, yet is predominantly Caucasian. The overall life expectancy across the Empire at birth is 79.8 years.

Religion

Christianity is the official religion of the Saxon Empire and has great influence on its culture. However, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church is still trying to broaden its appeal. Christianity is the principal faith followed, but a large number of the population is agnostic and a minority atheist, according to surveys.

Languages

West Germanic is the national language and one of three official languages, although English (the second official language) is that used in government proceedings and everyday life by most citizens. An effort is being made to produce more materials for the learning of West Germanic to promote a national identity. Some citizens are gradually acquiring the language. It is a planned language, derived from Old English and following strict policy to reduce foreign influence. It is closely related to Dutch and German and designed to be understood at least partially by speakers of these languages. It is hoped that West Germanic will increase the Saxon Empire's appeal to other Germanic nations.

Culture

Saxon culture is heavily influenced by historical Germanic tradition without denying modern innovation, but lamenting the loss of a sense of national pride. Each of the constituent nations are expected to have their own unique cultural traits, but are united by common Saxon ones. A key force in maintaining the unity is Norse Christianity, whose striking symbolism features even in secular life. The Empire is keen to restore ancient forms of poetry, including alliterative verse, storytelling and music. Common religious festivals are celebrated throughout the Empire, the most popular being Yule (including Christmas), Ewemilk and Easter.

At the heart of Saxon values are the Prussian virtues, equality (such as gender equality) and conservatism against modern liberal values (the Saxon Empire, for example, will not tolerate recreational drugs other than caffeine and alcohol).