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The '''Saxon Empire''' ([[West Germanic language|West Germanic]]: ᛋᚪᛉᚱᛇᚳᛖ ''Zaxraicze'', [ˈzaksraɪtʃə])is a confederation of Germanic nations governed by an [[Imperial Council (Saxony)|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]].
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The '''Saxon Empire''' (New Saxon: ''Saxisch Raic'') is an Imperial Circle of the [[Holy Empire of New Israel]], comprising territories in the British Isles and North America.
  
The empire was formerly a devolved imperial state of New Israel, until the [[Saxon Schism]] and the [[Third Spice War]] in 2014.
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==Etymology==
 
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The empire is named after both the confederated Anglo-Saxon tribes (Angles, Jutes and Saxons) which colonized England and the Saxons who inhabited northern Germany.
==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 [[Norse Dual Faith|Germanic paganism was formerly permitted]], Reformed [[w:Calvinism|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==
 
==History==
The concept of a Saxon Empire began as an idea of [[King Penda II]], the King of [[Kingdom of West Germania|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.
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===Early Britain===
 
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The English historian, the Venerable Bede, describes Britain as an island of five nations: the English, Britons, Scots, Picts and Latins. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that in the year of our Lord 435, the Roman Empire was conquered by Germanic tribes when the Goths sacked the city of Rome. In 444, while the Romans were preoccupied with a war against King Atila of the Huns, the Britons begged them for assistance against the Picts. In 449, Wurtgern (or Vortigern), King of the Britons, then proceeded to invite the Angles, over whom ruled Hengest and Horsa, who obtained victory against the Picts and eventually, with more reinforcements, conquered Britain. Finally, a confederation of three German peoples settled in Britain: the Jutes, who founded the kingdom of Kent, the Saxons, who founded the Saxon kingdoms of the south, and the Angles, who founded the central and northern English kingdoms which would become Mercia and Northumbria.
[[File:Pendaportrait.png|thumb|left|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|Aryavart Empire]]) about restoration of Indo-European tradition and fellow Germanicist [[Sweyn Bradsson Schroeder|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 [[Crannism|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.
 
 
 
{|class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! Constituent nation
 
! Capital
 
! Head of state
 
! Ruling party
 
 
 
|-
 
| [[File:Westgermaniaflag.png|25px]] [[Kingdom of West Germania]]
 
| York (''Everwaicz'')
 
| King Penda II
 
| [[Shepherds of the Nation]]
 
|-
 
| [[File:1000px-Flag of Prussia 1892-1918.svg.png|25px]] 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.
 
 
 
{|class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! Constituent nation
 
! Capital
 
! Head of state
 
! Ruling party
 
 
 
|-
 
| [[File:Sierra Flag.PNG|25px]] [[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.
 
 
 
{|class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! State
 
! Representative
 
 
 
|-
 
| [[File:Saxonflag.png|25px]] Saxon Empire
 
| [[King Penda II]]
 
|-
 
| [[File:Flek.png|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.
 
 
 
{|class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! State
 
! Status
 
 
 
|-
 
| [[File:Flag of Amager.png|25px]] [[Federal Republic of Havnesgade-Amager]]
 
| Alliance
 
|-
 
| [[File:FCP_flag.png|25px]] [[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).
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===Heptarchy===
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Of all the petty realms of England, a heptarchy (that is, a system of seven kingdoms) prevailed. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle lists a chronology of early Bretwaldas, those kings who were the overlords of the British kingdoms and who came from various houses. Ælla of Sussex (488-514) is the first of these and Oswiu of Northumbria (642-70) the last. At the Battle of Maserfield on 5th August 642, King Penda I, with his Mercian and Welsh forces, defeated the Northumbrians under Bretwalda King Oswald. Following the battle, Penda established Mercian supremacy in Britain for a number of generations.  
  
 
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Revision as of 13:39, 8 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
TBA
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 (New Saxon: Saxisch Raic) is an Imperial Circle of the Holy Empire of New Israel, comprising territories in the British Isles and North America.

Etymology

The empire is named after both the confederated Anglo-Saxon tribes (Angles, Jutes and Saxons) which colonized England and the Saxons who inhabited northern Germany.

History

Early Britain

The English historian, the Venerable Bede, describes Britain as an island of five nations: the English, Britons, Scots, Picts and Latins. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that in the year of our Lord 435, the Roman Empire was conquered by Germanic tribes when the Goths sacked the city of Rome. In 444, while the Romans were preoccupied with a war against King Atila of the Huns, the Britons begged them for assistance against the Picts. In 449, Wurtgern (or Vortigern), King of the Britons, then proceeded to invite the Angles, over whom ruled Hengest and Horsa, who obtained victory against the Picts and eventually, with more reinforcements, conquered Britain. Finally, a confederation of three German peoples settled in Britain: the Jutes, who founded the kingdom of Kent, the Saxons, who founded the Saxon kingdoms of the south, and the Angles, who founded the central and northern English kingdoms which would become Mercia and Northumbria.

Heptarchy

Of all the petty realms of England, a heptarchy (that is, a system of seven kingdoms) prevailed. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle lists a chronology of early Bretwaldas, those kings who were the overlords of the British kingdoms and who came from various houses. Ælla of Sussex (488-514) is the first of these and Oswiu of Northumbria (642-70) the last. At the Battle of Maserfield on 5th August 642, King Penda I, with his Mercian and Welsh forces, defeated the Northumbrians under Bretwalda King Oswald. Following the battle, Penda established Mercian supremacy in Britain for a number of generations.