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'''Mahuset'''{{#tag:ref|A former but largely unused alternative spelling was "Mahus'ed".|group=note}}, officially the '''Confederation of Mahuset''' (Dutch: ''Confederatie Mahuset''), is a self-declared independent nation-state, commonly referred to by external observers as a micronation, established on the 3 January 2016. It claims territories in Europe and Asia: the states of [[Matsia]], [[Alkmaar]], Geestmerambacht, Noorderhout, and Ihuset, as well as the district of Lazia and the territories of [[Lundenland]] and [[Mamucium]], make up mainland Mahuset in Northern Europe, and the territories of [[Starnia]] and [[Virgo]] make up [[Mahusetan Hasanistan]] in Central Asia. It is frequently ranked amongst the world's least corrupt nations, and is regarded as a minor micronational diplomatic, cultural, and political power.
 
'''Mahuset'''{{#tag:ref|A former but largely unused alternative spelling was "Mahus'ed".|group=note}}, officially the '''Confederation of Mahuset''' (Dutch: ''Confederatie Mahuset''), is a self-declared independent nation-state, commonly referred to by external observers as a micronation, established on the 3 January 2016. It claims territories in Europe and Asia: the states of [[Matsia]], [[Alkmaar]], Geestmerambacht, Noorderhout, and Ihuset, as well as the district of Lazia and the territories of [[Lundenland]] and [[Mamucium]], make up mainland Mahuset in Northern Europe, and the territories of [[Starnia]] and [[Virgo]] make up [[Mahusetan Hasanistan]] in Central Asia. It is frequently ranked amongst the world's least corrupt nations, and is regarded as a minor micronational diplomatic, cultural, and political power.
  
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
Although the exact etymology of the name "Mahuset" has been lost to the mists of time, there are two prominent theories on its etymology. The most commonly accepted etymology is for it to have originated as a portmanteau of Matsia and [[Kingdom of Ihuset|Ihuset]], which are the two nations which merged to form the [[Kingdom of Mahuset]], the Confederation of Mahuset's predecessor. A much less commonly accepted, yet still prominent etymology is for it to have originated as a portmanteau of "muh", an internet slang term for "my", and "huset", [[w:Norwegian language|Norwegian]] for house.
 
Although the exact etymology of the name "Mahuset" has been lost to the mists of time, there are two prominent theories on its etymology. The most commonly accepted etymology is for it to have originated as a portmanteau of Matsia and [[Kingdom of Ihuset|Ihuset]], which are the two nations which merged to form the [[Kingdom of Mahuset]], the Confederation of Mahuset's predecessor. A much less commonly accepted, yet still prominent etymology is for it to have originated as a portmanteau of "muh", an internet slang term for "my", and "huset", [[w:Norwegian language|Norwegian]] for house.
 
==Pronunciation==
 
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! colspan="2" class="navbox-title" |Different English Pronunciations of "Mahuset"
 
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|[meɪ(ː)juːsɛt]
 
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| colspan="2" style="border-top:1px solid black;font-size:85%;text-align:left;" |Source: Mahusetan Institute for Linguistics
 
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==History==
 
{{MahusetHist}}
 
===Burgemeester de Wilde School===
 
The Burgemeester de Wilde School, a Dutch primary school, was the school where Emiel, Nuri, XO, Ewout and various other people who were influential in Mahuset's history had their early education. The school was founded in 1976 by Henk de Wilde, the mayor of Schagen and member of the Dutch Labour Party. The school's main location, the Meerkoet was founded in 1976, in Schagen; another location, the Pulletje, was founded in 1980, in Hoorn; the Kievietlaan was founded in 2006, but closed in 2013; Alkmaar was founded in 2008; the Hoep, a replacement for the Kievietlaan, was founded in 2013, in Schagen; and the Hendrik Mol was founded as a high school, but separated later.
 
 
<center><gallery widths="150px" heights="150px" perrow="5">
 
File:bdw1.png|<center>First logo of the Burgemeester de Wilde School</center>
 
File:bdw2.png|<center>Second logo of the Burgemeester de Wilde School</center>
 
File:bdw3.png|<center>Third logo of the Burgemeester de Wilde School</center>
 
</gallery></center>
 
 
===Origins (2007–2012)===
 
{{Main|Kingdom of Ihuset}}
 
 
Mahuset began as a fictional nation within a fictional world in 2007. It was called Emiel's World and was an empire ruled by the eponymous [[Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy|Emiel]], known then as "Cool Emiel". It was not a serious undertaking, but there were still plans to revive it within Ihuset. If it had never been founded, Emperor (now President) Emiel never would have come in contact with politics. Emiel's World spoke a dialect of Dutch known as Emilan, which eventually developed into another known as Mærtan.
 
 
Around April of 2012, Emiel began a habit of going on Wikipedia and looking at the articles of ministates like the [[w:Vatican City|Vatican City]], [[w:Monaco|Monaco]], and [[w:San Marino|San Marino]], and eventually found out about the [[w:Principality of Sealand|Principality of Sealand]], a micronation. He did more research into the subject and found information on the [[w:Republic of Molossia|Republic of Molossia]] as well. Inspired by these two micronations, he founded the Kingdom of Ihuset, which gave him a "feeling of autonomy" that he felt he lacked at the time. Emiel proceded to make a page on MicroWikia and got unofficially involved in the many cyberwars going on at the time. This marked the beginning of Mahusetan diplomacy as it got into contact with many other micronations, like New Canada and Domus, and established official relations with them. It was welcomed by Flatland almost immediately and was soon invited into the Grand Intermicronational Alliance by a representative of Northumbria-Montebourg. Its time in the alliance didn't last, however, as it didn't want to fulfill its military obligations to the alliance.
 
 
===Monarchist period (2012–2014)===
 
{{Main|Kingdom of Mahuset}}
 
 
[[File:EmielAndNuri.jpg|thumb|200px|An 11-year-old [[Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy]] and an 11-year-old [[Nuri van Dijk]].]]
 
After Emiel founded Ihuset, the other children at the Burgemeester de Wilde school were inspired to create micronations themselves. Mahuset was originally founded as an unification of the kingdoms of Matsia and [[Kingdom of Ihuset|Ihuset]], but Radon soon joined as well. The union was originally known as the United Nations of Mahuset, but this was later appended to the ''Royal'' United Nations of Mahuset. It took its main aesthetic and political inspiration from the [[w:Roman Empire|Ancient Rome]] and the [[w:County of Holland|County of Holland]]. Mahuset quickly became greatly significant and diplomatically prominent within the MicroWikia community. Many conflicts at MicroWikia were taken part in by Mahusetan officials, including the conflict against Brandon Rhea and Wikia and subsequent conflicts which led to the establishment and splitting of Micropedia. Vetria established diplomatic relations with Mahuset during this era.
 
 
In November 2012, the Royal United Nations of Mahuset underwent full political union between its member states, transforming into the Kingdom of Mahuset, a democratic constitutional monarchy. King Emiel soon upset this balance, however, by founding the ideology of Eniakism, whose rise and expansion was comparable in speed, scale, and international controversy (drawing condemnation from Hasanistan and Akharnes in particular) to that of communism, and which caused Mahuset to gain even more diplomatic significance and prestige. The country rapidly developed, reforming its government to include defined ministries and state-owned enterprise, and standards of living rapidly increased. This development came with a cost, however: the establishment of a single-party state under the Eniak Party, which ruled until the kingdom's eventual collapse, and the secession of Matsia and Radon. Eventually, though, the two states rejoined Mahuset after adopting Eniakism themselves, and the so-called Triumphant Era began, which would last for the rest of the kingdom's history.
 
 
===Decline and revival (2014–2016)===
 
Mahuset was briefly a part of the Empire of Constantidium, which was founded by several states in the Dutch micronational sector, but it soon fell apart due to disagreements between its member states. It was comprised of the Kingdom of Mahuset, Derskov-Viadalvia, Hoogwaard, Arnhem, Snežanopol, Timbain and Kinhu. It was only founded as a defensive bloc against the Ashukov Federation within the now-dead micronations.wiki community, with no other real purpose, a fact reflected by the speed of its collapse. Mahuset would soon collapse as well: even though the government was stable and well structured, the three states fell into arguing with one another, especially about new, controversial amendments to the constitution and generally conflicting ideals. There were three major fights between the states, the last one resulting in Ihuset leaving and declaring itself defunct, bringing Mahuset down with it. Eventually, Krasota was founded as a union of Matsia and Radon, later joining the new Royal Union of Mahuset. This was welcomed by Emiel, who was at that moment exclusively focusing on the micronation of [[Slin]], but further disputes between Nuri and Emiel caused Krasota's collapse as well. Another nation came and went as Emiel established the Empire of Alkmaar, which rose to power in the former states of Alkmaar and Jefferson but died due to Emiel's inactivity in the community.
 
 
In 2015, Mahuset had effectively ceased to exist, as its prominent citizens were all focusing on their own personal projects: Emiel focused on developing Slin, while Nuri reformed Radon, which slowly began clawing itself back to relevance by partaking in several events in the micronational community. But on the 8th of January 2016, Emiel Hardy, Nuri van Dijk and XO rëestablished Mahuest in its current form, claiming the former territories of Matsia, Alkmaar, Geestmerambacht, Nooorderhout and Ihuset. A constitution was written based upon the Dutch and American constitutions, and the Confederation was officially founded. The newly-established Lazian Chamber was quick to pass various laws and proclamations, including but not limited to the designation of a national flag and coat of arms and the establishment of relations with [[Principality of Radon|Radon]] and the United Islands.
 
 
<center><gallery widths="150px" heights="150px" perrow="6">
 
File:confmahflag1.png|<center>First proposal by [[Emiel Hardy]], and first proposal overall.</center>
 
File:confmahflag2.png|<center>Second proposal by [[Emiel Hardy]], and second proposal overall.</center>
 
File:Noorderhoutflag.png|<center>Third proposal by [[Emiel Hardy]], and second proposal overall. Now flag of Noorderhout.</center>
 
File:confmahflag4.png|<center>First proposal by [[XO]], and fourth proposal overall. Closely resembles current flag.</center>
 
File:FlagLazia.png|<center>Fourth proposal by [[Emiel Hardy]], and fifth proposal overall. Now flag of Lazia</center>
 
File:Confederate Mahusetan Flag.svg|<center>Second proposal by [[XO]], and sixth proposal overall. This flag is the current flag of Mahuset.</center>
 
</gallery></center>
 
 
===Early Confederal Mahuset (2016–2019)===
 
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|caption5 = Flags proposed by the 2016 Mahusetan Mahuso-Nedland Flag referendum
 
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[[File:OriginalCvLArticleScreenshot.png|thumb|right|300px|Screenshot of the Courant van Lazia article commemorating the establishment of the Confederation of Mahuset.]]
 
Following its establishment on 3 January 2016 and its governments establishment on 8 January 2016, the Confederation of Mahuset has proven to be a relatively stable state, especially when compared to the Confederation of Mahuset's predecessors in the [[Kingdom of Mahuset]] and the Royal Unity of Mahuset. Early Confederal Mahusetan governance was largely shaped by the former triumvirate's desire for the Confederation of Mahuset to have a stable and active government, with an intent of preventing the series of disputes that led to the decline and eventual death of the [[Kingdom of Mahuset]], and also for the Confederation of Mahuset to be a relatively important diplomatic and cultural force in the Vetrisphere, the MicroWiki community and the other micronational communities the Confederation of Mahuset found itself in. This led to the Confederation of Mahuset quickly establishing diplomatic relations with the [[Radon|Principality of Radon]], [[Karnia-Ruthenia|Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia]] and the [[Abelden|Abeldane Empire]], the creation of the Constitution of the Confederation of Mahuset, multiple failed attempts at creating a civil code, multiple failed attempts at creating a Chamber of Commerce, which would have effectively mirrored the Dutch ''[[w:Kamer van Koophandel|Kamer van Koophandel]]'', failed attempts at convincing the Radonic Government of having the Principality of Radon join the Confederation of Mahuset, the annexation of the former Mahusetan territory of [[Republic of Starnia|Starnia]], the annexation of the neighbouring territory of Virgo and the overall cultural development of the Confederation of Mahuset.
 
 
Despite the Confederation of Mahuset's relatively stable and functional government succeeding in governing the Mahusetan territories, fears of inactivity and the government growing ineffective grew, largely stemming in similar events which happened in other micronations, such as the [[Abeldane Empire|Abeldane Empire]]. These fears led to a growth of irridentist  federalism in the micronational community at large, as could be seen with the [[Empire of Paravia|Empire of Paravia]] annexing micronations such as the [[Carpathia|State of Carpathia]], the [[Nedland|State of Nedland]] and the [[Grémmian Empire|Grémmian Empire]]. Following the [[Nedland|State of Nedland]]'s departure from the [[Empire of Paravia|Empire of Paravia]], these fears, together with the personal friendship between the President of Mahuset [[Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy]] and the Khan of Nedland Edward Gunderson, led to the proposal of a political union between the Confederation of Mahuset and the [[Khanate of Nedland|Khanate of Nedland]], which would've been referred to as "Mahuso-Nedland". After both the Khanate of Nedland and the Confederation of Mahuset agreed to a merger of the two states through a referendum held in both the Khanate of Nedland and the Confederation of Mahuset, negotiations between the two states on the terms of a merger started with mutual enthuasiasm from the President of Mahuset and the Khan of Nedland. Negotiations between the two states quickly fell out, following large disagreements between the Nedlandic and Mahusetan delegates over the title of the soon-to-be Mahuso-Nedlandic [[w:Head of State|head of state]] and [[w:Head of Government|head of government]], and the flag of the soon-to-be Mahuso-Nedlandic nation. The disagreement between the Mahusetan and Nedlandic delegates was especially vicious, as Nedlandic delegates described some of the Mahusetan flag proposals as "[[w:internet meme|memes]]" or "ugly" and criticised other Mahusetan flag proposals for being overly similar to to flags of other entities, these being the flag of [[Republic of Aetos|Aetos]], a state in the Ashukov federation, and the [[w:Flag of Iceland|flag of Iceland]]. The Mahusetan delegates in their turn applied Article 45 of the 2016 Mahusetan Constitution, and refused any compromise with the Nedlandic delegation, and also refused to hold a second referendum on the would-be Mahuso-Nedlandic flag, which effectively led to the end of all negotiations between the Mahusetan and Nedlandic delegations with Nedland eventually merging with the [[Khorașan|Expansive Realm of Khorașan]], a short-lived spiritual successor to the [[Pavlov|Empire of Pavlov]], to form the [[Empire of Nedlando-Khorașan|Empire of Nedlando-Khorașan]].
 
 
Shortly after the end of the negotations between the Mahusetan and Nedlandic delegations on merging the two states, the President of Mahuset [[Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy]] announced the start of the 2016–17 Mahusetan federal government shutdown, which was intended to update the Confederation of Mahuset’s representation on micronational and Mahusetan encyclopædias such as the [[Royal Wiki]] and [[MicroWiki]], and to constitute and publish all laws, motions and bills passed in the Lazian Chamber. These goals largely weren't reached, with the only real activity being the establishment of diplomatic relations between the [[Confederation of Mahuset]] and several other micronations, among which were the [[Grand Duchy of Flandrensis]] and the [[Republic of Hasanistan]], and the creation of the Coat of Arms of various government agencies, among which were the Lazian Chamber, the Supreme Court and the Council of Ministers.
 
[[File:Spygateposter.png|thumb|right|200px|Mahusetan poster regarding the Spygate scandal.]]
 
Despite the inactivity caused by the 2016-2017 Mahusetan federal government shutdown, the Confederation of Mahuset wasn't completely dormant with several political scandals, these being Spygate and the 2017 Mahusetan Mahuso-Nedland government scandal and constitutional crisis. Spygate was a Mahusetan government scandal, which occured after [[Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy]], the President of Mahuset, got accused of espionage in ''Abel to Dabel'', the official [[:Abeldane Empire|Abeldane]] [[w:Skype|Skype chatroom]], for the [[Shorewell|Shorewellese Empire]]. After this dispute escalated into [[Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy]] being banned from the chatroom, he called for two emergency sessions to be convened in the Lazian Chamber about the matter, which caused a short ''de facto'' fallout of diplomatic relations between the two states although diplomatic relations have never been formally abolished. Diplomatic ties between the two states were quickly restored following the realisation of both parties that the scandal was in fact a misunderstanding.
 
 
Close to the end of the 2016-2017 Mahusetan federal government shutdown, the 2017 Mahusetan Mahuso-Nedland government scandal and constitutional crisis happened as a result of Edward Gunderson and [[XO]] desiring the [[Khanate of Nedland|Nedlandic]] annexation of the Confederation of Mahuset, which they both believed would have ended the Mahusetan government's inactivity caused by the 2016-2017 Mahusetan federal government shutdown. Edward Gunderson and XO attempted to exploit flaws within the ''2016 Constitution of the Confederation of Mahuset'', in order to force through a session of the Lazian Chamber which would have seen the Khanate of Nedland ''de jure'' annex the Confederation of Mahuset. [[Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy]] prevented his by appointing himself as Supreme Judge and interpreting the relevant rules in such a manner as to prevent Edward Gunderson and XO from holding the session.
 
[[File:CommonwealthofNedland.png|thumb|left|200px|Poster commemorating the establishment of the [[Commonwealth of Nedland]], a shortlived Mahusetan territory.]]
 
The Khanate of Nedland collapsed only shortly after the 2017 Mahusetan Mahuso-Nedland government scandal and constitutional crisis, after which Edward Gunderson gave the territories of the now former khanate to Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy. Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy reformed the former khanate into a western-style principality following this and had it join the Confederation of Mahuset as a state. The [[Commonwealth of Nedland]] quickly succumbed to the same inactivity the Confederation of Mahuset as a whole had at this point, this being amplified by the Commonwealth of Nedland's membership in international organisations, such as the [[International Agricultural Development Pact|International Agricultural Development Pact (IADP)]] being ended as a result of it joining the Confederation of Mahuset. Almost immediately after its establishment, the Commonwealth of Nedland was declared defunct however as a result of Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy respecting Edward Gunderson's wishes for the [[Khanate of Nedland|Khanate of Nedland]] to once again be controlled by Gunderson and be independent from the Confederation of Mahuset.
 
 
[[File:Wereback.png|thumb|right|200px|Poster commemorating the end of the 2016–17 Mahusetan federal government shutdown]]
 
 
The begin of October 2017 marked the end of the 2016–17 Mahusetan federal government shutdown, with the government ultimately unsuccesful in its original goal. Despite the end of the government shutdown, government activity remained largely dormant until the start of the following year, with [[Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy]] announcing Mahuset2018. Mahuset2018 being a set of proposed government reforms, similar in nature to [[#EniakRefresh]] in the [[Kingdom of Mahuset]], marked the first proposal of what would become the National Convention of 2019, the proposal behind the Internal Communication Service, which is the government agency operating the Temae chatbot, the first proposal of Independent General Press, now an agency of the [[Konmalehth]], the first proposal of Bleu Ultramarine SM and the first proposal of the Mahusetan Leo.
 
 
2018 was marked by the first ever Mahusetan election, although activity declined rapidly following it. Government inactivity ultimately led to the government being unable to call enough Lazian Chamber members to its sessions for it to have sessions, ultimately leading to the government calling for a constitutional referendum which led to the actual creation of the National Convention of 2019 and the indefinite suspension of the Lazian Chamber and the Supreme Court, with the National Convention of 2019 working on the creation of a new constitution, civil code, penal code and otherwise long term governmental framework in the meantime.
 
 
===Post-XO Mahuset (2019–present)===
 
  
 
==Geography==
 
==Geography==
'''''REWRITE THIS:''''' Mahuset's claimed land consists of nine separate portions of land in Europe and Asia, divided into Cherrystan (Dutch Matsia), Cambois Beach (British Matsia), Islo Keri (British Matsia), Ihuset, and [[Mahusetan Hasanistan | Mahusetan Hasanistan]]. Laying in the middle of the former swamplands of Noord-Holland, Ihuset, together with Cherrystan (Dutch Matsia), make up mainland Mahuset. The particular area in which Ihuset was founded is nowadays known as Burgemeester de Wildeland, and it's the place where all former nations of the Vetrisphere were established or can trace their origin to, including Ihuset, [[Principality of Radon | Radon]] and [[State of Matsia | Matsia]]. Ihuset, together with Cherrystan (Dutch Matsia) comprised of 1.124 km<sup>2</sup> of claimed and controlled land.
 
===Climate===
 
{{Weather box
 
|location = the Mahusetan Mainland
 
|metric first = Y
 
|single line = Y
 
|collapsed = Y
 
| Jan record high C = 17.2
 
| Feb record high C = 20.4
 
| Mar record high C = 25.6
 
| Apr record high C = 32.2
 
| May record high C = 35.6
 
| Jun record high C = 38.4
 
| Jul record high C = 38.2
 
| Aug record high C = 38.6
 
| Sep record high C = 35.2
 
| Oct record high C = 30.1
 
| Nov record high C = 22.0
 
| Dec record high C = 17.8
 
|year record high C = 38.6
 
| Jan high C = 5.5
 
| Feb high C = 5.5
 
| Mar high C = 8.3
 
| Apr high C = 11.7
 
| May high C = 15.4
 
| Jun high C = 18
 
| Jul high C = 20.3
 
| Aug high C = 20.6
 
| Sep high C = 17.9
 
| Oct high C = 14.0
 
| Nov high C = 9.7
 
| Dec high C = 6.4
 
|year high C = 12.8
 
| Jan mean C = 3.5
 
| Feb mean C = 3.3
 
| Mar mean C = 5.6
 
| Apr mean C = 8.4
 
| May mean C = 12
 
| Jun mean C = 14.7
 
| Jul mean C = 17.1
 
| Aug mean C = 17.4
 
| Sep mean C = 15
 
| Oct mean C = 11.4
 
| Nov mean C = 7.5
 
| Dec mean C = 4.4
 
|year mean C = 10
 
| Jan low C = 1.2
 
| Feb low C = 0.8
 
| Mar low C = 5.6
 
| Apr low C = 8.4
 
| May low C = 8.7
 
| Jun low C = 11.3
 
| Jul low C = 13.8
 
| Aug low C = 14.0
 
| Sep low C = 11.7
 
| Oct low C = 8.5
 
| Nov low C = 4.9
 
| Dec low C = 2.0
 
|year low C = 7.1
 
| Jan record low C = -27.4
 
| Feb record low C = -26.8
 
| Mar record low C = -20.7
 
| Apr record low C = -9.4
 
| May record low C = -5.4
 
| Jun record low C = -1.2
 
| Jul record low C = 0.7
 
| Aug record low C = 1.3
 
| Sep record low C = -3.7
 
| Oct record low C = -8.5
 
| Nov record low C = -14.4
 
| Dec record low C = -22.3
 
|year record low C = -27.4
 
| Jan precipitation mm = 66.7
 
| Feb precipitation mm = 45.1
 
| Mar precipitation mm = 52.8
 
| Apr precipitation mm = 34.2
 
| May precipitation mm = 45.5
 
| Jun precipitation mm = 54.6
 
| Jul precipitation mm = 60.3
 
| Aug precipitation mm = 77.3
 
| Sep precipitation mm = 84.0
 
| Oct precipitation mm = 96.3
 
| Nov precipitation mm = 83.8
 
| Dec precipitation mm = 70.2
 
|year precipitation mm = 770.9
 
|unit rain days = 1.0 mm
 
| Jan rain days = 18
 
| Feb rain days = 14
 
| Mar rain days = 17
 
| Apr rain days = 13
 
| May rain days = 13
 
| Jun rain days = 13
 
| Jul rain days = 14
 
| Aug rain days = 14
 
| Sep rain days = 17
 
| Oct rain days = 18
 
| Nov rain days = 20
 
| Dec rain days = 18
 
|year rain days = 188
 
| Jan humidity = 88
 
| Feb humidity = 86
 
| Mar humidity = 85
 
| Apr humidity = 81
 
| May humidity = 80
 
| Jun humidity = 80
 
| Jul humidity = 80
 
| Aug humidity = 80
 
| Sep humidity = 82
 
| Oct humidity = 84
 
| Nov humidity = 86
 
| Dec humidity = 88
 
|year humidity = 83
 
| Jan sun = 64.1
 
| Feb sun = 91.2
 
| Mar sun = 134.8
 
| Apr sun = 194.2
 
| May sun = 235.2
 
| Jun sun = 219.0
 
| Jul sun = 228.2
 
| Aug sun = 208.2
 
| Sep sun = 148.1
 
| Oct sun = 114.2
 
| Nov sun = 63.1
 
| Dec sun = 51.1
 
|year sun = 1751.4
 
|source = <ref>http://www.klimaatatlas.nl/tabel/stationsdata/klimtab_8110_235.pdf</ref> <ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20150412112225/http://www.knmi.nl/klimatologie/normalen1971-2000/per_station/stn260/5-extremen/260_extremen.pdf</ref>
 
}}
 
 
===Biodiversity===
 
===Biodiversity===
 
Mahuset can be subdivided between a number of [[w:ecoregion|ecoregions]] because of its climate and geomorphology, the Mahusetan mainland finds itself in the [[w:Atlantic mixed forests|Atlantic mixed forests]] ecoregion. The country is consequently one of the richest in Europe in terms of biodiversity, this is however because of the large geographical spread of different Mahusetan territories.  
 
Mahuset can be subdivided between a number of [[w:ecoregion|ecoregions]] because of its climate and geomorphology, the Mahusetan mainland finds itself in the [[w:Atlantic mixed forests|Atlantic mixed forests]] ecoregion. The country is consequently one of the richest in Europe in terms of biodiversity, this is however because of the large geographical spread of different Mahusetan territories.  
 
====Flora and Fauna====
 
====Flora and Fauna====
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|caption1 = The [[w:Common snowdrop|Common snowdrop]], a naturalised wild flower and [[National symbols of the Confederation of Mahuset|national flower]].
 
|image2 = RobinOnFence.jpg
 
|caption2 = The [[w:European Robin|European robin]], a small native [[w:insectivore|insectivorous]] [[w:passerines|passerine]] [[w:birds|bird]] and [[National symbols of the Confederation of Mahuset|national bird]].
 
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Mahuset's wildlife is typical of the north-west of Europe, although several of the larger mammals such as the lynx, brown bear, wolf, elk and walrus were hunted to extinction in historic times. There are important populations of seals and internationally significant nesting grounds for a variety of seabirds such as [[w:European herring gull|European herring gulls]].
 
Mahuset's wildlife is typical of the north-west of Europe, although several of the larger mammals such as the lynx, brown bear, wolf, elk and walrus were hunted to extinction in historic times. There are important populations of seals and internationally significant nesting grounds for a variety of seabirds such as [[w:European herring gull|European herring gulls]].
 
===Urbanisation===
 
===Political Geography===
 
Mahuset is a federation of numerous states and territories, who are guaranteed numerous rights outlined in the constitution.
 
{{MahusetPoliticalGeography}}
 
  
 
==Politics and Government==
 
==Politics and Government==
 
{{main|Government of the Confederation of Mahuset}}
 
{{main|Government of the Confederation of Mahuset}}
  
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| style="text-align:center;" |[[Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy]]<br /><small>President since 2016</small>
 
| style="text-align:center;" |[[Stephen Freayth]]<br /><small>[[Prime Minister of Mahuset|Prime Minister]] since 2018</small>
 
|}
 
 
Mahuset is a [[w:federal republic|federal]], [[w:Presidential system|presidential]], [[w:representative democracy|representative democratic]] republic with strong democratic traditions, with Lazia as its capital. The Mahusetan political system operates under a framework laid out in the 2019 constitutional document known as the ''Constitution of the Confederation of Mahuset''. Amendments generally require a two-thirds majority of the Lazian Chamber; the fundamental principles of the constitution, as expressed in the articles guaranteeing human dignity, the separation of powers, the federal structure, and the [[w:rule of law|rule of law]] are valid in perpetuity.
 
Mahuset is a [[w:federal republic|federal]], [[w:Presidential system|presidential]], [[w:representative democracy|representative democratic]] republic with strong democratic traditions, with Lazia as its capital. The Mahusetan political system operates under a framework laid out in the 2019 constitutional document known as the ''Constitution of the Confederation of Mahuset''. Amendments generally require a two-thirds majority of the Lazian Chamber; the fundamental principles of the constitution, as expressed in the articles guaranteeing human dignity, the separation of powers, the federal structure, and the [[w:rule of law|rule of law]] are valid in perpetuity.
  
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By calling a federal referendum, a group of citizens may challenge a law passed by the Lazian Chamber, if they gather the signatures of {{frac|2|5}} of the Mahusetan population against the law within 100 days. If so, a national vote is scheduled where voters decide by a [[w:majority|simple majority]] whether to accept or reject the law. The Lazian Chamber and the President both have the power to introduce federal referendums, which unlike referendums proposed by the general population, have the ability to introduce laws as well as challenge them.
 
By calling a federal referendum, a group of citizens may challenge a law passed by the Lazian Chamber, if they gather the signatures of {{frac|2|5}} of the Mahusetan population against the law within 100 days. If so, a national vote is scheduled where voters decide by a [[w:majority|simple majority]] whether to accept or reject the law. The Lazian Chamber and the President both have the power to introduce federal referendums, which unlike referendums proposed by the general population, have the ability to introduce laws as well as challenge them.
 
===Law===
 
{{main|Law of Mahuset}}
 
 
[[File:SupremeCourtFlag.png|thumb|200px|right|Flag of the [[Supreme Court]]]]
 
Mahuset uses a civil legal system; that is, law arises primarily from written statutes; judges are not to make law, but merely to interpret it (though the amount of judicial interpretation in certain areas makes it equivalent to case law). Basic principles of the rule of law were laid in the Civil Code of the Confederation of Mahuset, which was largely based on the [[w:Napoleonic Code|Napoleonic Code]], the [[w:Swiss Civil Code|Swiss Civil Code]], the [[w:Burgelijk Wetboek|Dutch Civil Code]] and the [[w:Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch|German Civil Code]]. In agreement with the principles of the Constitution of the Confederation of Mahuset, law should only prohibit actions detrimental to society, with the intent of the restriction of freedom being the exception, with any restriction of Freedom having to be provided for by Law and having to follow the principles of necessity and proportionality.
 
 
Mahuset's judiciary plays an important role in interpreting laws and has the power to strike down Acts of Parliament that violate the constitution. The Supreme Court is the highest court and final arbiter on matters of non-constitutional law and the second-highest court of matters of constitutional law and is currently vacant. Its five members are appointed by the president on the advice of the Lazian Chamber and the Minister of Justice. All judges at the superior and appellate levels are appointed after consultation with non-governmental legal bodies. The Constitutional Court is the highest court and final arbiter on matters of constitutional law and is currently vacant. Its five members are similarly appointed to the Supreme Court.
 
 
===Military===
 
{{main|Armed Forces of the Confederation of Mahuset}}
 
 
[[File:MinistryofDefenceFlag.png|thumb|200px|right|Flag of the [[Ministry of Defence]]]]
 
The Confederation of Mahuset maintains a small and largely ceremonial military which consists of seven different [[w:military branch| primary branches]], with these being the Mahusetan Army, the Mahusetan Navy, the Mahusetan Air Force, the Mahusetan Space Force, the Mahusetan Cyber Force, the Mahusetan Marechaussee and the Mahusetan Border Force. The Armed Forces of the Confederation of Mahuset, which fall under the [[Ministry of Defence]], are tasked with supporting Mahusetan interests, defending Mahusetan territorial integrity and defending Mahusetan neutrality. The Confederation of Mahuset has not ratified any international treaties relating to war crimes, such as the Geneva Conventions, the Hague Conventions, the Genocide Convention, the Convention against Torture and the Hostages Convention.
 
 
===Institutes===
 
[[File:MahusetanInstituteforOrdnanceSurveyFlag.png|thumb|200px|right|Flag of the Mahusetan Institute for Ordnance Survey]]
 
 
===e-Government===
 
  
 
===Political Parties===
 
===Political Parties===
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===Foreign Relations and Diplomacy===
 
{{main|Foreign Relations of Mahuset}}
 
 
[[File:PassportMahuset.png|thumb|right|175px|The front cover of the Mahusetan passport.]]
 
The Confederation of Mahuset establishes and maintains diplomatic relations with other nations through the [[Ministry of Foreign Affairs]], led by the [[Minister of Foreign Affairs]]. The [[Minister of Foreign Affairs]] has the power to grant "states of friendship" and tacit recognition, but official recognition of another nation can only be granted by an Act of Parliament or an Executive Order.
 
 
The Confederation of Mahuset and its predecessor, the [[Kingdom of Mahuset]], have since their foundation sought diplomatic relations in the communities it found itself in, mainly being the Vetrisphere, the [[Konmalehth]], the [[MicroWikia|MicroWikia community]], the Micropedia community, the [[World Union]], the Association of Prolific Micronations and to a more limited degree the MicroWiki community.
 
 
Being one of the most active nations in what is considered the Vetrisphere, [[Mahuset]] enjoys a minor diplomatic role as a micronational power. Considering as major allies [[Nedland]], [[Hasanistan]], [[Hortania]], and [[Radon]], the Confederation of Mahuset implements foreign relations and defines foreign policy through its [[Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Mahuset)|Ministry of Foreign Affairs]]. The current Minister is [[Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy]].
 
 
At the time of the collapse of the last incarnation of a continuously active Mahuset, the [[Kingdom of Mahuset]] enjoyed full diplomatic relations with 3 states, informal relations with 3, and recognised all members of the [[w:United Nations|United Nations]]. However with the fall of the Kingdom, all of those relations were ''de facto'' declared null and void. At the moment, the Confederation of Mahuset has signed several treaties and is at the process of signing more. As of {{CURRENTDAY}} {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{CURRENTYEAR}}, Mahuset is in formal relations with 16 states.
 
 
==Economy==
 
{{main|Economy of the Confederation of Mahuset}}
 
 
Mahuset has a free-market capitalist economy. Most, if not all, Mahusetans are lower-middle class to upper-middle class. There is very little income inequality. Major private Mahusetan businesses include [[Oxocero Holdings]] and [[PP Clubs]]. Unlike its predecessor, the [[Kingdom of Mahuset]], the Confederation of Mahuset has a little if not negligible economy. Measures to this, such as the creation of a Chamber of Commerce have been planned but haven't yet come to fruition.
 
===Currency===
 
Mahuset has had various currencies over its lifetime. The unit of currency from the [[Kingdom of Ihuset]]'s founding, and until the founding of the United Nations of Mahuset, was the Husetan Pound, and was pegged to one euro. The unit of currency used from joining the [[World Union]] until said union's death was the InterSol and was pegged to 0,13 euro. The unit of currency used from the end of the [[World Union]] to the start of the [[Eniak Era]] was the Mahusetan Kroner-Guilder, and was pegged to 0,50 euro. The unit of currency used from [[Principality of Radon | Radon]] and Matsia joining until the death of [[Kingdom of Mahuset]] was the Mahusetan Vetriana-Gulda and was pegged to 0,45 euro. Currently, however the ''de jure'' currency is the Mahusetan Leo, which was previously pegged to 0,45 euro.
 
 
===Exports and trade===
 
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===Agriculture===
 
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===Information and communications technology===
 
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===Transport and Infrastructure===
 
 
==Demographics==
 
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===Population===
 
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|percentages = pagr
 
|footnote = '''Source''': Mahusetan Institute for Censuses.
 
|shading = off
 
|2016|13
 
|2017|23
 
|2018|23
 
|2019|12
 
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===Language===
 
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|title = Estimated distribution of primary languages in Mahuset
 
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{{bar percent|[[w:Dutch language|Dutch]]|DarkSlateGray|60}}
 
{{bar percent|[[w:English language|French]]|DarkSlateGray|30}}
 
{{bar percent|[[w:Esperanto language|Esperanto]]|DarkSlateGray|10}}
 
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===Health===
 
 
==Culture==
 
The diverse culture of the Confederation of Mahuset had been influenced by elements of many other cultures, most notably the customs and traditions of [[w:Netherlands|the Netherlands]], where most activity of the kingdom took place. The nation could be considered a [[w:Melting pot|melting pot]] of contrasting cultural currents. The differetn regions of Mahuset have counted with different cultural influences each. Mahusetan culture, as a whole has been greatly influenced by [[w:Netherlands|Dutch]], and [[w:England|English]] culture as well as artificially introduced elements of other cultures, such as the [[w:Culture of Japan|Japanese culture]] and [[w:Culture of Italy|Italian culture]] in Ihuset.
 
[[File:Mahusetan_Cross_flag.png|thumb|250px|A Mahusetan Cross flag, which was used by the [[Kingdom of Mahuset]] as flag between 23 July 2012 and 29 December 2012.]]
 
===Symbols===
 
{{main|National symbols of the Confederation of Mahuset}}
 
 
===Language===
 
Both [[w:Dutch_language|Dutch]] and [[w:English_language|English]] are spoken natively in Mahuset. The Mahusetan population regularly speaks either [[w:Dutch_language|Dutch]] or [[w:English_language|English]]. Several [[w:Constructed language|"conlangs"]] existed in Mahuset's history, most citizens rarely spoke these languages however and preferred to use their native tongues. The Government uses [[w:English_language|English]] as the nation's official and national language.
 
===Media===
 
Mahuset's media is comparatively well and richly written, with both freedom of speech and freedom of the press being guaranteed by the Mahusetan constitution. The first and currently only newspaper in Mahuset is the Courant of Lazia, being ''de facto'' established in January of 2016 and ''de jure'' established in July of 2016
 
 
===Cuisine===
 
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| image1 = Stroopwafels 01.jpg|caption1=''[[w:Stroopwafel|Stroopwafels]]'' (syrup waffles) are a treat consisting of waffles with caramel-like syrup filling in the middle.
 
| image2 = Oliebollen.jpg|caption2=''[[w:Oliebollen|Oliebollen]]'', a Dutch pastry eaten on New Year's Eve.
 
| image3 = Poffertjes-Melkhuis_(cropped).jpg|caption3=''[[w:Poffertjes|Poffertjes]]'' are made in a special, so-called, ''[[w:skillet|poffertjespan]]''.
 
| image4 = AlkmaarKaasmarkt.jpg|caption4=The Alkmaar cheese market.
 
| image5 = Boerenkool.jpg|caption5=''[[w:Stamppot|Boerenkoolstamppot]]'' served with [[w:rookworst|rookworst]] ([[w:smoked sausage|smoked sausage]]).
 
| image6 = Bitterballen mosterd mayo.jpg|caption6=''[[w:Bitterballen|Bitterballen]]'' are usually served with [[w:mustard (condiment)|mustard]].
 
| image7 = Englishbreakfast.jpg|caption7=A full English breakfast.
 
| image8 = Bratwurst.jpg|caption8=Variety of Bratwürste on a stall at the Hauptmarkt in Nuremberg.
 
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The Confederation of Mahuset's cuisine is undoubtedly a mix of different cultures, having been influenced mostly by [[w:Dutch cuisine|Dutch]] and [[w:English cuisine|English]] dishes. The country's cuisine was mostly shaped by its location in the fertile [[w:North Sea|North Sea]] [[w:Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta|river delta]] of the [[w:European Plain|European Plain]], which gave rise to [[w:Fishing|fishing]], [[w:Farming|farming]], including the cultivation of the soil for growing crops and raising domesticated animals, and trading over sea, especially in the former empires of [[w:British Empire|Great Britain]] and the [[w:Dutch Empire|the Netherlands]] and the [[w:spice trade|spice trade]]. Mahusetan cuisine is characterised by being largely simple and straightforward and by its reliance on the high quality of natural produce. Mahusetan cuisine contains many dairy products. Breakfast and lunch are typically bread with toppings, with cereal for breakfast as an alternative. Traditionally, dinner consists of potatoes, a portion of meat, and (seasonal) vegetables. The Dutch diet, which the Mahusetan diet largely originated from, was relatively high in carbohydrates and fat, reflecting the dietary needs of the labourers whose culture moulded the country. Without many refinements, it is best described as rustic, though many holidays are still celebrated with special foods. In the course of the twentieth century this diet changed and became much more [[w:Multiculturalism|cosmopolitan]], with most [[w:global cuisine|global cuisines]] being represented in the major cities.
 
 
Smoked sausages are common, with the sausage containing a lot of fat and being very juicy. Larger sausages are often eaten alongside ''[[w:stamppot|stamppot]]'', ''[[w:hutspot|hutspot]]'' or ''zuurkool'' ([[w:sauerkraut|sauerkraut]]); whereas smaller ones are often eaten as a [[w:street food|street food]]. Various kinds of ''kruidkoek'', ''ontbijtkoek'', ''pannenkoeken'' are considered typical street foods.
 
 
Because of the abundance of water and flat grass lands that are found in and around the Mahusetan Mainland, the area is known for its many dairy products, which includes prominent Dutch cheeses such as [[w:Gouda (cheese)|Gouda]], [[w:Leyden cheese|Leyden]] (spiced cheese with cumin), [[w:Edam (cheese)|Edam]] (traditionally in small spheres) as well as [[w:Leerdammer|Leerdammer]] and [[w:Beemster Cheese|Beemster]], while the adjacent [[w:Zaanstreek|Zaanstreek]] is since the 16th century known for its [[w:mayonnaise|mayonnaise]], typical whole-grain [[w:mustard (condiment)|mustards]] and [[w:chocolate|chocolate]] industry. Mahusetan cuisine is also known for the relatively high production of butter, which contains a larger amount of [[w:milkfat|milkfat]] than most other European butter varieties. A by-product of the butter-making process, ''karnemelk'' ([[w:buttermilk|buttermilk]]), is also considered typical for this region.
 
 
[[w:Seafood|Seafood]] such as [[w:soused herring|soused herring]], [[w:Blue mussel|mussels]], [[w:European eel|eels]], [[w:oyster|oysters]] and [[w:shrimp|shrimp]] are widely available and typical for the region. ''[[w:Kibbeling|Kibbeling]]'', once a local delicacy consisting of small chunks of battered [[w:Whitefish (fisheries term)|white fish]], has become a national [[w:fast food|fast food]], just as [[w:nl:lekkerbekje|lekkerbekje]] and [[w:fish and chips|fish and chips]]. Pastries in this area tend to be quite doughy, and often contain large amounts of sugar; either caramelised, powdered or crystallised. The ''[[w:oliebol|oliebol]]'' (in its modern form) and ''[[w:poffertjes|poffertjes]]'' are good examples. Cookies are also produced in great number and tend to contain a lot of butter and sugar, like ''[[w:stroopwafel|stroopwafels]]'', as well as a filling of some kind, mostly almond, like ''gevulde koek''.
 
 
Other prominent meals include [[w:Hachee|Hachee]], [[w:Nasi goreng|Nasi goreng]], [[w:Mie goreng|Mie goreng]], [[w:Lumpia goreng|Lumpia goreng]], [[w:Satay|Satay]], [[w:Babi panggang|Babi panggang]], [[w:Rijsttafel|Rijsttafel]], [[w:Ramen|Ramen]], [[w:Doner kebab|Doner kebab]], [[w:Shawarma|Shawarma]], [[w:Spaghetti bolognese|Spaghetti bolognese]], [[w:Roti|Roti]], [[w:Chicken tikka masala|Chicken tikka masala]], Cifa (also known as ''Aardappel Anders'', generally consisting of [[w:potato|potato slices]], [[w:bacon|bacon]] and [[w:Gouda cheese|grated Gouda cheese]] with some varieties including [[w:sausages|cut up sausages]] and [[w:green bean|green beans]] or replacing the grated Gouda cheese with other grated forms of Dutch cheeses) and the [[w:Full breakfast|full English breakfast]] (generally consisting of [[w:bacon|bacon]], [[w:sausages|sausages]], grilled tomatoes, fried bread, [[w:black pudding|black pudding]], [[w:baked beans|baked beans]], [[w:mushrooms|mushrooms]] (especially the ''[[w:Agaricus bisporus|Agaricus bisporus]]'') and eggs.
 
 
The traditional alcoholic beverages of this region are [[w:beer|beer]] (strong pale lager) and ''[[w:Jenever|Jenever]]'', a high proof [[w:juniper|juniper]]-flavored spirit, that came to be known in England as [[w:gin|gin]]. A noted exception within the traditional Dutch alcoholic landscape, ''[[w:Advocaat|Advocaat]]'', a rich and creamy liqueur made from eggs, sugar and brandy, is also native to this region. Other common alcholic beverages include wine, [[w:cider|ciders]], [[w:bitters|bitters]], such as [[w:Beerenburg|Beerenburg]], and [[w:beer|various other beers]], such as [[w:bitter (beer)|bitter]], [[w:mild ale|mild]], [[w:stout|stout]] and [[w:brown ale|brown ale]]. Common non-alcoholic drinks include tea, the popularity of which was increased by [[w:Catherine of Braganza|Catherine of Braganza]], coffee, hot chocolate and various [[w:juice|juices]].
 
 
In early 2014, [[w:Oxfam|Oxfam]] ranked the Netherlands, the country which most of Mahuset's cuisine derived from, as the country with the most nutritious, plentiful and healthy food, in a comparison of 125 countries.
 
 
===Meme Culture===
 
[[File:MahusetDrawgirl.png|thumb|200px|Personification of Mahuset in a Drawgirl meme.]]
 
With the [[Confederation of Mahuset]] being founded by three [[w:Generation Z|Gen Zers]], meme culture, the culture that has largely emerged, or is emerging, from the creation, adaptation and sharing of [[w:internet meme|memes]] over [[w:social media|social media]], such as [[w:Facebook|Facebook]], [[w:Twitter|Twitter]], [[w:Reddit|Reddit]] and [[w:Tumblr|Tumblr]], [[w:imageboard|anonymous imageboards]], such as [[w:Futaba Channel|Futaba Channel]], [[w:4chan|4chan]], [[w:8chan|8chan]] and Krautchan and [[w:instant messaging|instant messagers]], such as [[w:WhatsApp|WhatsApp]], [[w:Facebook Messenger|Facebook Messenger]], [[w:Skype|Skype]] and [[w:Discord (software)|Discord]] has proven to be a large and important part of Mahusetan Culture as a whole.
 
 
===Holidays and Traditions===
 
[[File:Sintenpiet.jpg|200px|thumb|[[w:Sinterklaas|Sinterklaas]] is a national holiday which is widely celebrated, especially among Dutch Mahusetans.]]
 
The Confederation of Mahuset has 16 national holidays, of which 1 is only a national holiday in Mahusetan territories located in England.
 
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|-
 
!Date
 
!English name
 
!Dutch name
 
!Remarks
 
|-
 
! colspan="4" scope="col" align="center" style="background-color:#bfd7ff;" |Holidays
 
|-
 
|1 January
 
|New Year's Day
 
|Nieuwjaarsdag
 
|
 
|-
 
|3 January
 
|Independence Day
 
|Onafhankelijkheidsdag
 
|
 
|-
 
|14 February
 
|Valentine's Day
 
|Valentijnsdag
 
|
 
|-
 
|March/April
 
|Good Friday
 
|Goede Vrijdag
 
|It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday.
 
|-
 
|March/April
 
|Easter
 
|Eerste Paasdag en Tweede Paasdag
 
|The Mahusetans celebrate two days of Easter (on Sunday and the subsequent Monday).
 
|-
 
|23 April
 
|Saint George's Day
 
|Sint-Jorisdag
 
|Only celebrated in Mahusetan territories in England.
 
|-
 
|5 May
 
|Liberation Day
 
|Bevrijdingsdag
 
|Celebration of the 1945 capitulation of German forces in World War II.
 
|-
 
|29 May
 
|Mahuset Day
 
|Mahusetdag
 
|Celebration of the creation of Mahuset.
 
|-
 
|15 July
 
|Flag Day
 
|Vlagdag
 
|
 
|-
 
|7 August
 
|Constitution Day
 
|Dag van de grondwet
 
|
 
|-
 
|26 September
 
|King's Day
 
|Koningsdag
 
|Celebration of the birth of [[Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy]].
 
|-
 
|8 October
 
|Siege Day
 
|Alkmaars Ontzet
 
|Celebration of the Dutch forces winning against the Spanish forces.
 
|-
 
|11 November
 
|Saint Martin's Day
 
|Sint-Maarten
 
|
 
|-
 
|5 December
 
|Saint Nicholas' Eve
 
|Pakjesavond
 
|A predecessor of Santa Claus, Sinterklaas, gives presents to the children. While Saint Nicholas' name day is on 6 December, in Mahuset usually only Saint Nicholas' Eve is celebrated on the 5 December.
 
|-
 
|25 December
 
|Christmas
 
|Eerste Kerstdag
 
|
 
|-
 
|26 December
 
|Boxing Day
 
|Tweede Kerstdag
 
|
 
|-
 
! colspan="17" scope="col" align="center" style="background-color:#bfd7ff;" |Memorial Days
 
|-
 
|4 May
 
|Remembrance of the dead
 
|Dodenherdenking
 
|Remembrance of the deaths in the Second World War.
 
|-
 
|7 November
 
|Victims of Communism Memorial Day
 
|Herdenkingsdag voor Slachtoffers van het Communisme
 
|
 
|}
 
 
==See also==
 
{{Portal-inline|Mahuset}}
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
===Footnotes===
 
===Footnotes===
 
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===Citations===
 
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===Attribution===
 
===Attribution===
 
 
*[[File:CC-BY-SA-80x15.png]] ''This article contains text available under the [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ CC BY-SA 4.0]'' licence. {{cite web |url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands |title=Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia |last=Various Authors |access-date=2019-01-05}}
 
*[[File:CC-BY-SA-80x15.png]] ''This article contains text available under the [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ CC BY-SA 4.0]'' licence. {{cite web |url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands |title=Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia |last=Various Authors |access-date=2019-01-05}}
 
*[[File:CC-BY-SA-80x15.png]] ''This article contains text available under the [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ CC BY-SA 4.0]'' licence. {{cite web |url=http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nederland |title=Wikipedia, de vrije encyclopedie |last=Various Authors |access-date=2019-01-05}}
 
*[[File:CC-BY-SA-80x15.png]] ''This article contains text available under the [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ CC BY-SA 4.0]'' licence. {{cite web |url=http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nederland |title=Wikipedia, de vrije encyclopedie |last=Various Authors |access-date=2019-01-05}}
 
===Bibliography===
 
====General====
 
 
*{{cite book |title=Inghilterra |last=Else |first=David |year=2007 |publisher=EDT srl |isbn=978-88-6040-136-6 |ref=harv}}
 
*{{cite book |title=Micronations within European Union – what is not shown on maps |last=Elizaveta |first=Elizaveta |year=2014 |publisher=issuu |ref=harv}}
 
*{{cite book |title=Micronaties – Over Micronaties |last=Hardy |first=Emiel |year=2012 |publisher=Calaméo |ref=harv}}
 
 
====Geology====
 
====History====
 
 
*Paul Arblaster. ''A History of the Low Countries''. Palgrave Essential Histories Series New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. 298 pp.&nbsp;{{ISBN|1-4039-4828-3}}.
 
*J. C. H. Blom and E. Lamberts, eds. ''History of the Low Countries'' (1998)
 
*Jonathan Israel. ''The Dutch Republic: Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall 1477–1806'' (1995)
 
*J. A. Kossmann-Putto and E. H. Kossmann. ''The Low Countries: History of the Northern and Southern Netherlands'' (1987)
 
 
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
 
*[http://www.mahuset.com Mahusetan Government Portal]
 
*[http://www.mahuset.com Mahusetan Government Portal]
 
*[https://discord.gg/f9WTwaa Mahusetan Discord Server]
 
*[https://discord.gg/f9WTwaa Mahusetan Discord Server]
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*[https://twitter.com/mahusiaesupra Mahusetan Twitter Account]
 
*[https://twitter.com/mahusiaesupra Mahusetan Twitter Account]
 
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Confederation of Mahuset
Confederatie Mahuset

Confederate Mahusetan Flag.svgConfederate Mahusetan CoA.png

Motto
"Mahusiæ supra"
(Pseudo-Latin)
Anthem
"And the Waltz Goes On"

Capital cityLazia
Official language(s)English and Dutch
Official religion(s)Secular
Ethnic groups60% cool
40% cool
DemonymMahusetan
GovernmentFederal constitutional presidential republic
- PresidentEmiel Sebastiaan Hardy
- Prime MinisterStephen Freayth
LegislatureLazian Chamber
- Type - Unicameral
- Number of seats - Many
- Last election - None yet
Established3 January 2016
Area claimedidk
Population23
CurrencyMahusetan leo (MIL, ƒ)
Calling code+317 (claimed)
Date formatdd/mm/yy (AD)
Drives on theright
(in Dutch Matsia, Alkmaar, Geestmerambacht, Noorderhout, Ihuset, Morburn, Lazia, Virgo, Starnia, Lundenland and Matsio Anatolia)
left
(in British Matsia and Mamucium)
Internet TLD.mi (NationDNS)
Time zoneGMT
(GMT+6 in Virgo and Starnia,
GMT+3 in Matsio Anatolia,
GMT+2 in Morburn,
GMT+1 in Dutch Matsia, Alkmaar, Geestmerambacht, Noorderhout, Ihuset and Lazia,
GMT±00:00 in British Matsia and Mamucium,
GMT-5 in Lundenland)
National foodSausage roll
National drinkApple juice
National animalDomestic cat
National birdEuropean robin
National treeEuropean alder
National folk danceDriekusman
National dancePolka
National fishKoi
National flowerCommon snowdrop
National fruitRedcurrant
National gemstoneRuby
National mineralMoissanite
National stoneSandstone
National dog"Adoptable dog" and Corgi
National horseGray
National insectEuropean honeybee
National cat"Adoptable cat" and calico
National biscuitOreo
National grainCorn
National cropPotato
National exerciseCycling
Patron saintSt Pancras

Official website

Mahuset[note 1], officially the Confederation of Mahuset (Dutch: Confederatie Mahuset), is a self-declared independent nation-state, commonly referred to by external observers as a micronation, established on the 3 January 2016. It claims territories in Europe and Asia: the states of Matsia, Alkmaar, Geestmerambacht, Noorderhout, and Ihuset, as well as the district of Lazia and the territories of Lundenland and Mamucium, make up mainland Mahuset in Northern Europe, and the territories of Starnia and Virgo make up Mahusetan Hasanistan in Central Asia. It is frequently ranked amongst the world's least corrupt nations, and is regarded as a minor micronational diplomatic, cultural, and political power.

Mahuset is a federal state and a constitutional presidential republic, whose parliament is known as the Lazian Chamber, so called after the capital city of Lazia. It is lead by President Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy (as head of government and head of state) and Prime Minister Stephen Freayth (as deputy head of government and head of state). While the laws of the states are subordinate to federal law, the federal government does not have any regulations on the means for administering states and as such the states all have their own unique system of government. Mahuset has a free market capitalist economy, but also a high level of income equality, due to its small, mostly middle-class population.

The current Confederation of Mahuset is the successor (in law, in dignity, and in territory) to the Kingdom of Mahuset and the majority of its predecessors: the Empire of Alkmaar, the Co-Kingdom of Krasota, the Royal Union of Mahuset, the Kingdom of Ihuset, the Kingdom of Matsia, the United Nations of Mahuset, and the various Cookielandic and Kittylandic States, but not the Kingdom of Radon, which was succeeded instead by the Principality of Radon. It has had a long and turbulant history, having gone through several changes in government, dis- and reestablishments, and changes in territory before reaching its current shape and state of relative stability.

Mahuset is a "fifth world" micronation, with the highest assigned score of 12 under the Boodlesmythe-Tallini System, and a score of 4.4 on the Categoric-Gradial System, also known as Linden's (Revised) System.

Etymology

Although the exact etymology of the name "Mahuset" has been lost to the mists of time, there are two prominent theories on its etymology. The most commonly accepted etymology is for it to have originated as a portmanteau of Matsia and Ihuset, which are the two nations which merged to form the Kingdom of Mahuset, the Confederation of Mahuset's predecessor. A much less commonly accepted, yet still prominent etymology is for it to have originated as a portmanteau of "muh", an internet slang term for "my", and "huset", Norwegian for house.

Geography

Biodiversity

Mahuset can be subdivided between a number of ecoregions because of its climate and geomorphology, the Mahusetan mainland finds itself in the Atlantic mixed forests ecoregion. The country is consequently one of the richest in Europe in terms of biodiversity, this is however because of the large geographical spread of different Mahusetan territories.

Flora and Fauna

Mahuset's wildlife is typical of the north-west of Europe, although several of the larger mammals such as the lynx, brown bear, wolf, elk and walrus were hunted to extinction in historic times. There are important populations of seals and internationally significant nesting grounds for a variety of seabirds such as European herring gulls.

Politics and Government

Mahuset is a federal, presidential, representative democratic republic with strong democratic traditions, with Lazia as its capital. The Mahusetan political system operates under a framework laid out in the 2019 constitutional document known as the Constitution of the Confederation of Mahuset. Amendments generally require a two-thirds majority of the Lazian Chamber; the fundamental principles of the constitution, as expressed in the articles guaranteeing human dignity, the separation of powers, the federal structure, and the rule of law are valid in perpetuity.

The head of state, head of government and commander-in-chief of the armed forces is the president, who is elected by popular vote on the same ticket as the prime minister. The president has authority over the Lazian Chamber. The president appoints the members of the executive office as his cabinet, with members being responsible for policy and administration. The deputy head of state is the prime minister, whose powers are largely ceremonial and are, in reality, only wielded in the absence or inability of the president, with the prime minister succeeding the president in case of the president being unable to carry out his duties as president, whether through sickness, death, or other means.

The political system of Mahuset.

Federal legislative power is vested in the Lazian Chamber consisting of the Lazian Council and the Executive Office of the Lazian Chamber, which together form the legislative and executive body. The Lazian Council is elected through direct elections, by Schulze STV. The members of the Lazian Council represent the governments of the six constituent states, one constituent district, and four constituent territories.

Since 2019, the party system has been dominated by the Classical Liberal Party and the Independent Chamber Group. So far every president has been a member of one of these parties. However, the social democratic Social Democratic Party (in the Lazian Chamber between 2016 and 2019), the smaller social liberal Social Liberal Party (in the Lazian Chamber between 2016 and 2020) and the Mahusetan Pirate Party (in the Lazian Chamber between 2017 and 2019) have also played important roles.

Limited direct democracy is a hallmark of the Mahusetan political system. The 2016 and 2019 Mahusetan Constitutions define a system of direct democracy (sometimes called half-direct or representative direct democracy because it is aided by the more commonplace institutions of a representative democracy). The instruments of this system at the federal level, known as popular rights, include the right to submit a federal initiative and a referendum, both of which may overturn parliamentary decisions.

By calling a federal referendum, a group of citizens may challenge a law passed by the Lazian Chamber, if they gather the signatures of ​25 of the Mahusetan population against the law within 100 days. If so, a national vote is scheduled where voters decide by a simple majority whether to accept or reject the law. The Lazian Chamber and the President both have the power to introduce federal referendums, which unlike referendums proposed by the general population, have the ability to introduce laws as well as challenge them.

Political Parties

As the Confederation of Mahuset is a multi-party democracy, political parties in Mahuset are very common. Since the foundation of the Mahusetan government on 8 January 2016, the Mahusetan political system has been dominated by three families of political parties: the strongest of which are the Liberals, currently represented by the Classical Liberal Party (CLP); second are the Independents, currently represented by either Independent MPs in the Lazian Chamber or the Independent Chamber Group (OKF) and third are the Social Democrats and the Christian Democrats, both represented by the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Presently, there are four political parties operating in the Confederation of Mahuset and each have their own seats in the Lazian Chamber.

Party Logo Ideology Spectrum Leader Foundation LC seats
Classical Liberal Party CLP CLP.png Classical liberalism Centre-right Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy 18 July 2016
2 / 5
Independent Chamber Group OKF Okfhorizontal.png Big tent, Centrism Centre Shady Hosam Morsi 4 February 2019
2 / 5
Social Democratic Party SDP Msdp2.png Social democracy, Christian democracy Centre-left Zarel Smith 16 October 2016
1 / 5

References

Footnotes

  1. A former but largely unused alternative spelling was "Mahus'ed".

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