Duchy of Edmount

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Duchy of Edmount
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Arms

Languages spoken English

Area .013km2

Leadership
Duke Prince Aaron of Überstadt

Population
Citizens 6
Residents 4

Establishment
As Edmount District 6 March 2010
As duchy 18 November 2011

The Duchy of Edmount is the only present duchy of the Kingdom of Überstadt. It is named after Edmount Island, the island within Lake Ballinger, Washington that constituted the original territory of Überstadt. Known under the kritarchy as the Edmount District, it was simply renamed when the first-level subdivision was changed from the district to the duchy with the institution of the monarchy. Today, Edmount is divided into the Barony of Ballinger, encompassing Edmount Island and a portion of the surrounding lake, and the Barony of Rosewood, consisting of the Royal Residency and the plot of land upon which it sits.

History

See also History of Überstadt

The territory that is now the Duchy of Edmount was heavily forested during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as part of the Oregon Territory, and later the American state of Washington. The city of Mountlake Terrace was built on its current site as the primary economic activity of the area shifted from forestry to small-scale agriculture. When Überstadt was formed in 2010, the island in the center of Lake Ballinger, the city's main body of water, was claimed under the new constitution. The island and a portion of the surrounding waters were named the Edmount District, to which Mountlake Terrace High School was later added. After the revolt against Chief Judge Daniel Radcliffe and the organization of the Kingdom, the territory was renamed the Duchy of Edmount. The duchy was expanded for the second time in February 2013, with the addition of the Royal Residency. Prince Aaron of Überstadt is the Duke of Edmount.

Geography

The Duchy of Edmount is divided into two baronies. The first of these is the Barony of Ballinger, which includes the original territorial claims of Überstadt. The only land in Ballinger is three-acre Edmount Island, a peat island upon which a scattering of trees and dense underbrush grow. The portion of Lake Ballinger that falls within this barony is the only nautical territory claimed by Überstadt. Because of Ballinger's low elevation and presence of water, it is typically the coldest part of the country. Seth, King of the Band Room is the Baron of Ballinger.

The third and smallest barony is the Barony of Rosewood. Rosewood incorporates the Royal Residency and the property upon which it is situated. It is lightly wooded and acts as the national capital, with the seat of government being located in the Residency. The Baroness of Rosewood is King Mother Kara.

Government