Duchy of Saeftinghe

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Duchy of Saeftinghe (Dutch) Hertogdom Flauma
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Government: Parliamentary Monarchy
Location: Netherlands
Language: Dutch (Belgium)
Leader: Duke Jürgen of Bruggia
Micronation: Grand Duchy of Flandrensis

The Duchy of Saeftinghe is part of the Flandrensisian Overseas Territory. It was formerly known as the Colony of Saeftinghe and was renamed after the constitutional reforms in 2010.

History

The Duchy of Saeftinghe was original the territory of the Belgian micronation the Principality of Old-Saeftinghe. After the Poaching Conflict the founder surrender his territory to the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis. On September 1st, 2009 Flandrensis founded the Colony of Saeftinghe, later renamed in the Duchy of Saeftinghe.

The Duchy of Saeftinghe is located in a national park in the Netherlands, just outside Belgian borders. The territory of the Duchy of Saeftinghe is not the same as the park, but on an old mediaval village. In 1570 the village disappeared in a flood, but if it is low tide, the ruines are still visible.

Government

The Duchy of Flauma has a form of autonomy, but is loyal to the government of Flandrensis and it’s constitution. The Flandrensisian Parliament appointed Marquis Jürgen of Bruggia as the first governor, and later as Duke of Saeftinghe. He’s the Minister of Defence in Flandrensis and member of the nationalist NPF.