Duchy of Aiken

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Aiken was a North American Micronation and constituent state of New Europe.

Duchy of Aiken
State of the Crown of Beremagne

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Motto
Dum spiro spero
(While I breathe, I hope)
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Capital cityNorth Augusta
Largest cityAiken
Official language(s)English, German, Spanish
Short nameAiken
DemonymAikener
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy
- DukeEmanuel I, prince of Beremagne, Duke of Aiken
- Governor of AikenNone
LegislatureConstitution
Established11 June 2011
Disestablished4 December 2013 (To be reestablished the 03 September 2018)
Population130 (Only Aiken)
CurrencyUS dollar

History

First history part (2011-2013)

Aiken officially became part of New Europe when the Fourth Reichstag first met in North Augusta on June 11, 2011. Its government was a provisional republic under President Caroline Kalayjian who set up the state and its borders based off its populations location and activity. Once established it vowed to make up for the mistakes of the old Kingdom of South Carolina. Although it is legally recognized as South Carolina's successor state none of its citizens had any prior affiliation with the government or the King. Although Kalayjian kept Aiken stable throughout its early months it would see a minor clash between its state politics and imperial politics.

Imperial Chancellor Huber was unable to run for re-election in October of 2011. The Nationalist Party nominated Aikens top nationalist Jessica Brigan to run against the Socialist candidate Eric Perez. Initially the nomination was welcomed by the Aiken leadership as they saw it as an oppertunity to put their young state on the international stage. However Brigan developed close ties to members of the Reichstag and more importantly became close to the throne. Kalayjian used Brigan as her tool to push for more expansionist opinions in the Reichstag. Some of Aikens local population felt that Kalayjian should focus on establishing a solid government rather than get the state tied up in imperial politics. On October 1, 2011 when the election began Brigan was created Countess of Aiken by decree of the emperor. Kalayjian and the Aiken population were outraged by what they felt was the monarchy's way of asserting its supremacy over the state. However Brigan initially refused the title unless ratified by the Aiken Parliament. Confident that parliament would vote against recognition Kalayyjian called the matter up for a vote in an emergency session. The parliament agreed to recognize the title as well as adopt a constitutional monarchy under the countess until such a time when population numbers grew. The newly created ruler of the state apointed her friend and now former president Kalayjian as her Prime Minister.

Second history part (2018- present)

The 3 September 2018, the prince of Beremagne found the Duchy of Aiken very interesting, and bad that it has been classed as a defunct micronation. He decided to declar the Duchy of Aiken as a State of the Crown of Beremagne, and became the official monarch of Aiken, with the title of "Duke of Aiken".

Actually, no governor is appointed to manage the new state, but the Beremian Authorities are currently searching for one.

Government

The Monarch


The Monarch of Aiken holds the title of Duke of Aiken, and is the head of the state. As the Sovereign he have the mission of the representation of the Duchy during international events.

The Governor

The governor of Aiken is the head of the ducal government. He is in charge of the nomination of the representants of the government, as the ministers. The governor. This is the list of a common government:

  • A minister of internal affairs
  • A minister of economy and finances
  • A minister of education
  • A minister of culture
  • A minister of environment