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''{{about|the present state of Aenopia|its time as a dominion|Dominion of Aenopia}}''
 
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| legislature = [[Y Senedd (Aenopia)|Y Senedd]]
 
| legislature = [[Y Senedd (Aenopia)|Y Senedd]]
 
| established = 1 July [[2019]]
 
| established = 1 July [[2019]]
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|area = 14,140 sq metres
 
| largest_city = [[White]] <small>(by land area)</small><br>[[New Aberdare]] <small>(by population)</small>
 
| largest_city = [[White]] <small>(by land area)</small><br>[[New Aberdare]] <small>(by population)</small>
 
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| currency = [[w:Pound Sterling|Pound Sterling]] <br> [[w:Euro|Euro]] <br> Aenopian Starling
 
| currency = [[w:Pound Sterling|Pound Sterling]] <br> [[w:Euro|Euro]] <br> Aenopian Starling
 
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| time_zone = AMT: Aenopian Mean Time (40 mins ahead of GMT)
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| nat_sport = [[w:Bouldering|Climbing]]
 
| nat_sport = [[w:Bouldering|Climbing]]
 
| nat_animal = [[w:Puffin|Puffin]]
 
| nat_animal = [[w:Puffin|Puffin]]
| pat_saint = [[w:Geddy Lee|Geddy Lee]]{{#tag:ref|Despite the fact that he isn't a Religious Deity, [[w:Geddy Lee|Geddy Lee]] is satirically recognised as the Patron Saint of Aenopia for his respected [[w:Bass guitar|Bass]] playing and high-pitched singing as part of the band [[w:Rush|Rush]] and in other projects.|group=note}}
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| pat_saint = [[w:Geddy Lee|Geddy Lee]]{{#tag:ref|Despite not being canonised, [[w:Geddy Lee|Geddy Lee]] is satirically recognised as the patron saint of Aenopia for his respected [[w:Bass guitar|Bass]] playing and high-pitched singing as part of the band [[w:Rush|Rush]] and in other projects.|group=note}}
 
| calling_code = +426 (''de jure'') ([[w:Telephone numbers in the United Kingdom|+44]])<ref name="ITU">{{cite web | url=http://www.itu.int/dms_pub/itu-t/opb/sp/T-SP-E.164D-11-2011-PDF-E.pdf | title=List of ITU-T Recommendation E.164 assigned country codes | author=International Telecommunication Union| date=2011-11-01 | archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20120131025009/http://www.itu.int/dms_pub/itu-t/opb/sp/T-SP-E.164D-11-2011-PDF-E.pdf | archivedate=2012-01-31 }}</ref> (''de facto'')
 
| calling_code = +426 (''de jure'') ([[w:Telephone numbers in the United Kingdom|+44]])<ref name="ITU">{{cite web | url=http://www.itu.int/dms_pub/itu-t/opb/sp/T-SP-E.164D-11-2011-PDF-E.pdf | title=List of ITU-T Recommendation E.164 assigned country codes | author=International Telecommunication Union| date=2011-11-01 | archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20120131025009/http://www.itu.int/dms_pub/itu-t/opb/sp/T-SP-E.164D-11-2011-PDF-E.pdf | archivedate=2012-01-31 }}</ref> (''de facto'')
 
| notes = Member state of the [[Grand Unified Micronational]] and the [[Cupertino Alliance]]<br>
 
| notes = Member state of the [[Grand Unified Micronational]] and the [[Cupertino Alliance]]<br>
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'''Empire of Aenopia''', ({{IPAc-en|audio=Aenopia pronunciation 3.ogg|eɪ|nj|oʊ|p|iː|ɑː}}) officially known as the '''Empire of Aenopia and her Dependencies''' and often referred to as '''Aenopia''', is an autonomous territorial entity which claims to be a sovereign state however it is more commonly referred to as a micronation to the majority of people.<ref>{{cite web | url = https://www.britannica.com/topic/micronation | archiveurl =https://www.britannica.com/topic/micronation | archivedate = 3 June 2020 |title = "Micronation definition" |author = Britannica}}</ref> Founded in the [[w:Country|macronation]] of the United Kingdom of Great Britain (commonly referred to by many as the UK), Aenopia declared independence on 1 July 2019 from said entity. Covering 14,140m, the nation is made up of 5 non-contiguous enclave territories surrounded by the counties of [[w:West Yorkshire|West Yorkshire]], [[w:Derbyshire|Derbyshire]] and [[w:Shropshire|Shropshire]] in the [[w:United Kingdom|United Kingdom]]. As well as being bordered by the [[w:United Kingdom|United Kingdom]], Aenopia is also bordered by fellow Micronations and ex-OAM states [[Qaflana]] and [[Plushunia]].
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The '''Empire of Aenopia''', ({{IPAc-en|audio=Aenopia pronunciation 3.ogg|eɪ|nj|oʊ|p|iː|ɑː}}) officially known as the '''Empire of Aenopia and her Dependencies''' and often referred to as '''Aenopia''', is an autonomous territorial entity which claims to be a sovereign state but is more commonly referred to as a micronation by the majority of people.<ref>{{cite web | url = https://www.britannica.com/topic/micronation | archiveurl =https://www.britannica.com/topic/micronation | archivedate = 3 June 2020 |title = "Micronation definition" |author = Britannica}}</ref> Founded in the [[w:United Kingdom|United Kingdom]], Aenopia declared independence on 1 July 2019 from said entity. The nation is comprised of five non-contiguous enclave territories bordering the British counties of [[w:West Yorkshire|West Yorkshire]], [[w:Derbyshire|Derbyshire]] and [[w:Shropshire|Shropshire]]. As well as being bordered by the [[w:United Kingdom|United Kingdom]], Aenopia is also bordered by fellow micronations and [[Qaflana]] and [[Plushunia]].
  
The Empire is split into 2 main sections: '''North Aenopia''' (Which includes the Territories of [[Greater New Aberdare]] and [[New Llandudno and Subsidiaries]]) and '''South Aenopia''' (Which includes the territories of [[Bryniau Gwyrdd]], [[Aenopian Calver]] and [[Aenopian Teme]]). Dependencies and dominions are covered under a 3rd ''minor'' section titled '''Her Dependencies'''. The sovereign state is ruled by an Emperor under an absolute monarchy. Due to a lack of recognition from all 196 [[w:United Nations|U.N]] member nations and 2 observer nations, the sovereignty of Aenopia is often questioned, hence the reason as for Aenopia hosting the title of micronation.<ref>{{cite web | url = https://www.ilsa.org/Jessup/Jessup15/Montevideo%20Convention.pdf | archiveurl = https://www.ilsa.org/Jessup/Jessup15/Montevideo%20Convention.pdf | archivedate = 3 June 2020 |title = "Monetvideo Convention" |author = Cambridge University}}</ref>
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The Empire is split into two main sections: North Aenopia, which includes the Territories of [[Greater New Aberdare]] and [[New Llandudno and Subsidiaries]], and South Aenopia, which includes the territories of [[Bryniau Gwyrdd]], [[Aenopian Calver]] and [[Aenopian Teme]]. Dependencies and dominions are covered under a third "minor" section known as Her Dependencies. The country is ruled by an Emperor under an absolute monarchy.
  
Aenopia has a mostly stable (albeit small) economy with an [[Classification of micronations#Economic Potential Index|Economic Potential Index]] of 1. This economy primarily consists of agriculture during the summer months and basic industry and even services annually. With a population of 19, its capital and most populated city is located in [[New Aberdare]], whilst other cities and towns such as [[New Llandudno]] and [[Port Syrinx]] are also important for their defence and culture to name a few. Aenopia is also a member of Intermicronational Organisations such as the [[Grand Unified Micronational]],<ref>Belcher, Adam (10 Nov 2019) [https://gumnews.wordpress.com/2019/11/12/quorum-10th-november-2019/]. GUM News. Retrieved 8 May 2020.</ref> [[Cupertino Alliance]] and [[MOF]]. Aenopia was formerly the Vice Chair of the [[Konmalehth]],<ref>[https://quotimes.wordpress.com/2020/07/19/konmalehth-disestablished-after-almost-3-years/ Konmalehth disestablished after almost 3 years] by Nicholas Kaos, Quo Times, retrieved 18 August 2020</ref> a founding member of the [[North Atlantic Defence Union]] and a major member of the [[Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union)|Organisation of Active Micronations]]<ref>[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Lb6nXvRPQnDXPzHeJeuke9Vwa0n75FNI01HqJ_z222M/edit?usp=sharing Minutes of the OAM 3/8/19] by Logan Ross, retrieved 22 August 2020</ref> before their respective dissolution.  
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Aenopia has a mostly stable (albeit small) economy with an [[Classification of micronations#Economic Potential Index|Economic Potential Index]] of 1. This economy primarily consists of agriculture during the summer months and basic industry and even services annually. With a population of 19, its capital and most populated city is located in [[New Aberdare]], whilst other cities and towns such as [[New Llandudno]] and [[Port Syrinx]] are also important for reasons including their defensive capabilities and their culture. Aenopia is also a member of intermicronational organisations such as the [[Grand Unified Micronational]],<ref>Belcher, Adam (10 Nov 2019) [https://gumnews.wordpress.com/2019/11/12/quorum-10th-november-2019/]. GUM News. Retrieved 8 May 2020.</ref> [[Cupertino Alliance]] and [[MOF]]. Aenopia was formerly the Vice Chair of the [[Konmalehth]],<ref>[https://quotimes.wordpress.com/2020/07/19/konmalehth-disestablished-after-almost-3-years/ Konmalehth disestablished after almost 3 years] by Nicholas Kaos, Quo Times, retrieved 18 August 2020</ref> a founding member of the [[North Atlantic Defence Union]] and a major member of the [[Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union)|New Eiffel Union's Organisation of Active Micronations]]<ref>[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Lb6nXvRPQnDXPzHeJeuke9Vwa0n75FNI01HqJ_z222M/edit?usp=sharing Minutes of the OAM 3/8/19] by Logan Ross, retrieved 22 August 2020</ref> before their respective dissolutions.  
  
 
==Etymology and terminology==
 
==Etymology and terminology==

Revision as of 14:39, 5 September 2020


Empire of Aenopia flag.pngAenopia CoA.png

Motto

Anthem
"Gustav Holst- Jupiter" (orchestral)

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Map of Aenopia.png
Map of Aenopian claims in England and Wales Updated.png

Capital cityNew Aberdare
Largest cityWhite (by land area)
New Aberdare (by population)
Official language(s)English, Welsh, French
ReligionState Atheism
State Bobism
Bartholemewism
Short nameAenopia
DemonymAenopians
LegislatureY Senedd
Established1 July 2019
Area claimed14,140 sq metres
Population9 residents, 10 registered citizens
CurrencyPound Sterling
Euro
Aenopian Starling
Time zoneAMT: Aenopian Mean Time (GMT+0:40)
National sportClimbing
National dishCornish Pasty
National drinkCoffee
National animalPuffin
Patron saintGeddy Lee[note 1]
Member state of the Grand Unified Micronational and the Cupertino Alliance
Microcode: AA[1][2]

The Empire of Aenopia, (/njpɑː/ (About this sound (listen))) officially known as the Empire of Aenopia and her Dependencies and often referred to as Aenopia, is an autonomous territorial entity which claims to be a sovereign state but is more commonly referred to as a micronation by the majority of people.[3] Founded in the United Kingdom, Aenopia declared independence on 1 July 2019 from said entity. The nation is comprised of five non-contiguous enclave territories bordering the British counties of West Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire. As well as being bordered by the United Kingdom, Aenopia is also bordered by fellow micronations and Qaflana and Plushunia.

The Empire is split into two main sections: North Aenopia, which includes the Territories of Greater New Aberdare and New Llandudno and Subsidiaries, and South Aenopia, which includes the territories of Bryniau Gwyrdd, Aenopian Calver and Aenopian Teme. Dependencies and dominions are covered under a third "minor" section known as Her Dependencies. The country is ruled by an Emperor under an absolute monarchy.

Aenopia has a mostly stable (albeit small) economy with an Economic Potential Index of 1. This economy primarily consists of agriculture during the summer months and basic industry and even services annually. With a population of 19, its capital and most populated city is located in New Aberdare, whilst other cities and towns such as New Llandudno and Port Syrinx are also important for reasons including their defensive capabilities and their culture. Aenopia is also a member of intermicronational organisations such as the Grand Unified Micronational,[4] Cupertino Alliance and MOF. Aenopia was formerly the Vice Chair of the Konmalehth,[5] a founding member of the North Atlantic Defence Union and a major member of the New Eiffel Union's Organisation of Active Micronations[6] before their respective dissolutions.

Etymology and terminology

The origin of the name Aenopia is believed to have come from random letters being thrown together by Logan I himself. Settlements are named after Welsh towns and Cities, usually with the prefix 'New' added to the start. This rule is excepted by Port Machyllneth, which features 'Port' as a Prefix, and the cities of White and Sough, which are both named after the local area. Technically, the name Aenopia has some unintentional meanings in other languages. 'Opia' is used to indicate a visual disorder or condition [7] whilst 'Aen' has numerous meanings; such as in Marshallese meaning 'Iron' [8], however in Welsh Aen is used as a plural of mynd [9] meaning 'to go' [10] whilst in Irish, Aen can be an alternative form of aon [11] which means 'one'. [12]

'Aenopian' is the official demonym used to describe something belonging to Aenopia, this is also the demonym for someone from Aenopia.

Technically, 'Aenopia' can refer to the whole Empire, or to the sovereign state of Aenopia, which does not include the territories or sections; there is a small distinction between the two. 'Aenopia' is also the ac name for The Empire of Aenopia, which is often used by other nations in informal discussions and ease of communication.

Flag Origin

The origin of Aenopia's flag, seen as an artist's impression of the operator's new trains. Credit:TPE

The flag was initially designed during the planning stages of Aenopia when it was a Federation. The design comes from the British Train Operator Transpennine Express,[13] a regional train operator that runs services across the North of England operated by FirstGroup.[14] This flag was changed on 2 February 2020 to a more simplistic design, featuring the Coat of Arms situated between two dark blue squares.

The flag designs for the 3 original territories usually follow a stripe down the middle, with no direct link to anything, unlike the main flag. Post - Development Aenopia flags for territories such as Greater New Aberdare tend to follow a more freestyle approach without the set specifications. This means that more varied designs can be created, which in turn creates a more colourful and vibrant nation in terms of national symbols.

History

The Beginning

A map of Aenopian Calver, showing off the cities of White and Sough. between the cities is Aenopian Plushunia

Aenopia was formed on 1 July 2019 initially under the name of the 'Federation of Aenopia'. However, only a few hours passed before talks were underway with James Ellis of Empire of Emosia to become a dominion. Following an agreement being reached, a treaty was signed on the same day annexing the Aenopian territory now known as New Llandudno and Subsidiaries. Logan became 'Governor of Aenopia' and Aenopia subsequently became a dominion of Emosia.[15]

Following this, Aenopia began developing a series of rockets, with the first being a simple matchstick rocket named Nova I. 2 launches were tried in all, with both ending in failure. It was intended that the rocket be repurposed as a 'missile' in the armed forces once it's scientific uses are complete, however, this idea was rejected due to the absurdity of it. Along with this, the Aenopian Aeronautics Administration (AAA) was set up. This covered space exploration and the development and testing of new aviation technology.

Independence and Rapid Growth

On 15 August 2019, Aenopia gained independence from the Empire of Emosia after one month. [16] Free movement between all nations involved (this included Aenopia, Emosia and Qaflana) ended, and all Aenopians with dual Emosian citizenship had their dual citizenship revoked. After Aenopian independence, Aenopia began to expand, with a small island located in the River Teme and a small grassy area in the Peak District near the small British town of Grindleford, Derbyshire both being claimed in July 2019. Logan I also became the Governor of Aenopian Plushunia; a Crown Dependency located within Aenopian Calver on 4 August 2019.

On 20 August 2019, it was decided to withdraw Aenopia from the largely-controversial Organisation of Active Micronations (originally named New Eiffel Union of Micronations [17]) following internal disputes and instability within the organisation as a whole. 6 days later the Organisation of Active Micronations (2019) was dissolved after other influential members such as Phokland, New Eiffel and Emosia. Despite this, Aenopia started reaching out to other nations and other organisations to improve its position within the community. Aenopia was accepted as an Observer on 6 October 2019 and later as a Provisional state on 10 November 2019.[18] On 24 August 2019, Greater New Aberdare was annexed, increasing the number of citizens to 6. Following this annexation, it was decided to revoke New Llandudno's Capital status and instead grant it to the new city of New Aberdare because of the location.

Settlement and Economic Development

During November 2019, development decreased. Communication with other nations continued to increase, and Aenopia was accepted as a Full Member after the Quorum of Delegates convened and voted on 27 November 2019.[19]

After the annexation of Greater New Aberdare in August 2019, annexation of land ceased completely. An attempt was made to annex a small pocket of land in a forest near to the Spa town of Ilkley named 'Blaenau Novae', the land was unceremoniously annexed in December 2019. However, the claim was redacted a few days later. The reason for the relinquishing of the claim is unclear, with it being believed that access was too difficult to be able to enforce the claim because of the distance from New Aberdare (the centre of Aenopia) and the irregularity of visits to the area. Following this, the flag intended for the territory was instead assigned to Aenopian Teme to replace the previous flag.

The Reform Act and Present day

An poster regarding N-COV-2019 released by the Aenopian Government.

Following criticism from certain Micronationalists referring to Aenopia as 'Highly Simulationist' due to its history, it was decided by HRH Logan I to publish 'The Reform Act'. Made up of a document consisting of 26 articles with the main objective being to improve the internal and external political position of Aenopia, the contents of the document ranged from updating the National Symbols (Replacing the flag and National anthem and obtaining a Coat of Arms) to the formation of a Parliament of Aenopia and a legal system. On 2 February 2020 the first 3 requirements out of the 26 in the Document were fulfilled; this saw the replacement of the National Anthem and State flag and the creation of a Coat of Arms.[20]

On 21 February 2020, Bryniau Gwyrdd was annexed, bringing the population up to 9. The territory, affectionately known as 'Bry-Gwy' became the 3rd territory of Southern Aenopia and provides as a support for the nearby Aenopian Teme. On 12 March 2020, it was decided by the Aenopian Government to declare a national state of concern (later bumped up to a national state of emergency), meaning that the borders of Bryniau Gwyrdd and Greater New Aberdare were to be closed except to Aenopian residents and exceptional cases where non-Aenopians may visit. This marked the first time in Aenopian history that a national state of emergency was declared and the border between an Aenopian territory had to be closed.[21] Furthermore, it was planned that public awareness to hygiene was to also be increased with posters created by the Aenopian Government soon to follow.

In late July 2020, it was reported that the number of cases was continuing to rise in the United Kingdom, despite the British Government insisting on reopening the Macronation. As a result, the number of cases in the local area around Northern Aenopia had reportedly risen to the point where restrictions had to be reintroduced.[22] Because of this, it was decided by the Aenopian Government to continue to enforce a national state of emergency 'for the forseeable future'.[23]

Geography

Aenopia within the United Kingdom

The total surface area of the Empire of Aenopia is approximately 14,140m² (3.494 acres). Aenopia has one territory in each British county, with these being: New Llandudno and Subsidiaries and Greater New Aberdare in West Yorkshire, Aenopian Calver in Derbyshire and Aenopian Teme in Shropshire

Most of Aenopia is empty grassland, with at least 28% being covered in trees. Land is generally flat and has no distinctive natural features, except for Aenopian Teme which is located on top of the River Teme, hence the name. The vast majority of Aenopia's surface comes from the New Llandudno and Subsidiaries and Aenopian Calver, which consist of large fields as well as some medium-sized wooded areas, and are completely uninhabited.

Climate

Aenopia, like the rest of Great Britain, has a temperate climate. Temperatures are usually within a range of 2 °C - 7 °C in winter but can drop as low as -11 °C. In summer, the average temperature range is 12 °C - 21 °C, but can rarely reach as high as 33 °C. Winters are characterized by rain and, in recent years, large downfalls of snow. Summers are warm and humid with occasional heavy rainstorms, however, there are usually only about one or two thunderstorms per year.[24] The record temperature recorded in Aenopia is 40.2 °C in New Llandudno, however, the accuracy of such is often questioned.

Weather in New Aberdare Graph

Average Weather in New Aberdare
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average maximum temperature
°C (°F)
6.4
(43.5)
6.6
(43.9)
9.1
(48.4)
11.8
(53.2)
15.6
(60.1)
18.6
(65.5)
20.4
(68.7)
20.1
(68.2)
17.5
(63.5)
14.0
(57.2)
9.4
(48.9)
7.3
(45.1)
13.1
(55.6)
Average minimum temperature
°C (°F)
1.2
(34.2)
0.9
(33.6)
2.0
(35.6)
3.9
(39.0)
6.8
(44.2)
9.7
(49.5)
11.7
(53.1)
11.5
(52.7)
9.6
(49.3)
7.2
(44.5)
3.6
(38.5)
2.0
(35.6)
5.9
(42.6)
Sunshine
hours
54.2 74.3 107.6 155.2 190.6 182.6 193.5 182.5 137.2 103.1 64.5 47.3 1492.7
Rainfall
mm (inches)
82.9
(3.3)
60.3
(2.4)
64.0
(2.5)
58.7
(2.3)
58.4
(2.3)
61.8
(2.4)
62.6
(2.5)
69.3
(2.7)
69.7
(2.7)
91.7
(3.6)
88.2
(3.5)
87.2
(3.4)
854.8
(33.7)
Rainfall ≥ 1 mm
days
13.2 10.4 11.5 10.4 9.9 9.6 9.5 9.9 9.9 12.6 13.1 12.7 132.8
Source: United Kingdom Met Office[25] (1981–2010 averages), via Wikipedia

Territory

The Empire of Aenopia is made up of its home region or 'country', simply called Aenopia, and its colonies and territories. This is commonly located in New Aberdare, the new capital of Aenopia due to its location. The country plays an important role in the administration of the Empire due to the ease of control. Finally, The country also has a position of nobility attached to it, however, this position is part of the Monarchy.

The next level of administration is Regions. The country of Aenopia contains two regions: Northern Aenopia, situated in West Yorkshire, and Southern Aenopia, situated in Shropshire and Derbyshire. The nobility attached to regions are known as Presidents. They have little power over their regions other than the ability to appoint the Governors of the provinces within the region. They also appoint councilors to the region's council. This has a larger amount of autonomy than the President, however, does not have more autonomy than the Emperor himself.

Colonies are autonomous, inhabited areas of land outside the country of Aenopia. Currently, there are no colonies outside of Aenopia, however Aenopian Plushunia is a Plushunian Crown Dependency which is located between the cities of White and Sough within the territory of Aenopian Calver.[26]

Regions

Provinces of Aenopia
Name Area (m²) Establishment Capital Ruler Counties
Northern Aenopia 414m² 1 July 2019 New Aberdare HRH Emperor Logan I
Southern Aenopia 679m² 4 August 2019 Machynlleth Upon Teme HRH Emperor Logan I
Her Dependencies 56m² 3 August 2019 White (De facto) HRH Logan I

States

Provinces of Aenopia
Flag Name Area (m²) Establishment Capital Ruler
Greater New Aberdare flag.png
Greater New Aberdare 71m² 26 August 2019 New Aberdare HRH Emperor Logan I
Aenopia flag.png
New Llandudno and Subsidiaries 377m² 1 July 2019 New Llandudno HRH Emperor Logan I
Aenopian Calver Flag.png
Aenopian Calver 297m² 25 July 2019 White HRH Emperor Logan I
Blaenau Novae flag.png
Aenopian Teme 269m² 3 August 2019 Machynlleth Upon Teme HRH Emperor Logan I
Bryniau Gwyrdd flag.png
Bryniau Gwyrdd 112m² 21 February 2020 New Tenby HRH Emperor Logan I

Dependencies

Dependencies of Aenopia
flag Name Area (m²) Establishment Capital Governor
Aenopian Plushunia flag.png
Aenopian Plushunia[note 2] 57m² 4 August 2019 White (De Facto) Governor Logan Ross

Military

As a direct response to some nations in the Micronational Community's involvement in Micronational Affairs and claiming to 'Declare war' on other nations, the Empire of Aenopia vows to 'retain Peace and promises not to initiate conflicts with any recognised, Sovereign states unless the Sovereignty of the Empire is violated.'[27] In addition to this, Aenopia is a member of the symbolic Organisation Union Against Micronational War and has been since 16 January 2020. Because of this, Aenopia does not have a significant military, however, that is mostly compensated by the active development of an air force. Logan I said that 'There is no point in a standing military when most of your claims are spread across Britain and you're supposed to be a peaceful nation. Having a standing Military will only agitate nearby states.'

The primary defence organisation of the Empire of Aenopia is the Aenopian Defence League (ADL) which is split into 5 different branches: Aenopian Air Force, Aenopian Coast Guard, Aenopian Armed Forces, Royal Guard and the Ballistics Committee. The Aenopian Navy does have a Destroyer-Class Vessel (TES Conqueror) under construction, however, delivery is delayed for undisclosed reasons. This is scheduled to be delivered in 2020. Currently, 2 Devastator class warships are being built by Marco with a planned delivery date of early 2020.[28] These will be nearly identical to ease service and will be Aenopian Teme - compliant for a potential future Canal through the territory.

Name Year Entered
into Service
base assignment Photo Notes
hubsan x4 h107c 2019 New Llandudno Air Force Base Aenopian Drone 1.JPG Currently in short term storage due to problems during takeoff.
BAE Systems Hawk 2019 New Llandudno Air Force Base Aenopian Plane 3.JPG Damaged during delivery to New Llandundo Air Force Base, to be converted to Awyren 5 Headhunter Prototype
North American Mustang MK2 2019 New Llandudno Air Force Base Aenopian Plane 2.JPG Built as a temporary addition for short unarmed flights until a permanent addition is built. Set to be preserved.

Government

A diagram of Y Senedd - Aenopia's national Government.
  Social Democrats: 1 seat
  Shrek Super Party: 3 seats
  Independent: 1 seat
  Aenopian Independence Party: 1 seat

Aenopia is an absolute monarchy, with full power being granted to the Crown. This negates the requirements for a Parliamentary system, MPs and Political parties despite the presence of the Aenopian Independence Party (AIP). Control of the nation is as a result, hereditary.

HRH Emperor Logan I is the head of the state as the Monarch and holds all executive, legislative, and judicial powers. He can not be held responsible to any members of the government as it is an Absolute monarchy, under his ruling. The Monarch has the absolute power to create and dissolve a Parliament at will, this can be implemented if the Crown requires support during a period of time.

Due to Aenopia's Governmental situation, there is only 1 Political party as a result. Aenopian Independence Party (AIP for short) was formed in July 2019 following Aenopia's subsequent Dominionship with the Empire of Emosia. AIP advocated for Aenopian Independence following this annexation, for which resulted in Independence 1 month later. The party wasn't dissolved, however, and instead advocates for a Parliament and an end to the Absolute Monarchy.

Political Parties

Logo Party Name Political position Leader Date of foundation Membership Seats
Parties in Y Senedd
Shrek.jpg Shrek Super Party Satire, Big-Tent, Swampist Jayden Lycon 7 May 2020 4
3 / 6
Aenopian Independence Party Logo.png Aenopian Independence Party Centre-left, Aenopian Nationalism Logan Ross 1 July 2019 2
1 / 6
Social Democrats Party Social democracy Matthew Xia 19 May 2020 2
1 / 6
Independent N/A N/A 1 July 2019 1
1 / 6
Parties not represented on a National Level
Alvin and the chipmunks party.png Alvin and the Chipmunks Party Satire N/A 2 July 2020 1
0 / 6

Economy

Currency

Aenopia's primary currency is the British pound sterling (symbol: £). This allows for the ease of trade between other British micronations and also serves as a temporary measure until an Aenopian currency (currently under development) can enter circulation. This will be partially phased out in 2020 following the introduction of the Starling, however, will be retained for external trading.

The nation does have its own exclusive currency under development, however. The Starling (symbol: S£) will be used to trade for Aenopian goods only, such as postage stamps. S£1 will be traded at New Aberdare Postal Office for £0.53 in order to purchase certain goods which will be only tradeable with Starlings. Test printing of the first articles is hoped for February 2020, with initial circulation beginning in mid-2020. Full circulation is planned by 2021 when internal trading with the Pound Sterling will partially cease.

Imports and Exports

An example of a Macronational wind turbine. A hugely downsized version roughly 1m tall is planned to be built in Greater New Aberdare

Despite not exporting any produce, the Aenopian economy is split into 3 categories as commonly used by Macronational economies across the world: Primary (farming), secondary (Aircraft and Ship production) and tertiary (services such as AenopiAir). As part of this, Aenopia produces consumables (such as fruit and vegetables) and Transportation systems (Aircraft, ships and railway locomotives/rolling stock) on behalf of New Aberdare Construction Ltd. Greater New Aberdare is the economic center of Aenopia, with 100% of Aenopian products being produced within the Capital. On the other hand, tertiary services can be found within Aenopia such as law firms (Röss & Co. Law Firm) and Airlines (AenopiAir) to name a few.

Aenopia currently imports all its requirements, such as consumables, electricity and other items. Plans for renewable sources of energy generation (primarily wind power) are being developed, with the intention to develop at least 8% of Greater New Aberdare's energy requirements by 2023. This plan is, however, still under development. This will see a wind turbine erected near the UK-Aenopia border for the territory, which will be used to provide a fraction of the power required for New Aberdare.

Media

Media is produced within Aenopia, specifically within the territory of Greater New Aberdare. This is mainly in the form of a national Newspaper. The Aenopian Hour, a state-run Newspaper intended to keep the population and more importantly, the wider Micronational community alerted to anything happening within Aenopia, is produced by HRH Logan I himself weekly.[29]

Post Office

Aenopia has a small Postal Service which handles the shipping of letters and postcards within the territory of Greater New Aberdare and to other Micronations. The Postal Service is also responsible for producing Aenopian Postage stamps which can be used within Aenopia and the only such registered stamps to be used on Internal shipping. Mail is handled at New Aberdare Post Office, where it is sorted and distributed to the right areas.

New Aberdare Post Office is also responsible for the legal distribution of Aenopian Starling, for which £0.53 can be exchanged for S£1, which can be traded for Aenopian goods. This service is currently unavailable whilst the Starling is developed and enters into full circulation.[30].

2019/2020 series

The first series of the Aenopian Postal Service stamps was created on 14 December 2019 and was designed by HM Logan I, and test printed in New Aberdare the same day. This is the main series of stamps. These stamps follow the principle of having an image of a British train instead of usual stamps which feature a portrait of the ruler or a symbol of the nation. This comes from The Emperor's interest in Britain's railways, and Aenopia's connections to the railway.

2020 National Symbol Change series

The second series of the Aenopian Postal Service stamps was created on 15 February 2020 and was again designed by HRH Logan I in response to the change in National Symbols a few days beforehand. The Stamps feature the new National Symbols displayed on them or in the case of the National Anthem, a reference to the Symbol in question. These are set to enter into circulation soon.[31]

Demography

Ethnicity: Empire of Aenopia
Ethnicity Population Residents Honorary Citizens
Total population 17 9 8
White 76.5% 100% 50%
Mixed 5.9% 0% 12.5%
Asian 0% 0% 0%
Black 0% 0% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
Unknown 17.6% 0% 37.5%

The population of Aenopia as of August 2020 stands at 17 (9 residents and 8 Honorary Citizens), compared with 49 in August 2019. Historically, the Aenopian population consisted of 47 plush toys until plush toys were refused recognition as Citizens. The resident population of Aenopia is primarily spread across 2 territories: Greater New Aberdare (population of 6) and Bryniau Gwyrdd (population of 3). Ethnically, the population of Aenopia was primarily white at 76.4%, whilst the other ethnicity is Mixed at 5.9%. Roughly 17.6% of the population is unknown.

Roughly 70.5% of the population is Male whilst the other 29.% of the population is female.

Population change

The table below details the population change since July 2019.

Population growth in Aenopia since July 2019
Month July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019 November 2019 December 2019 January 2020 February 2020 March 2020 April 2020 May 2020 June 2020 July 2020 August 2020
Population 1 49 55 55 9 10 12 15 15 15 16 16 16 17

Foreign Affairs

Aenopia actively engages in formal and informal Diplomacy with other nations, for which are formally conducted by the Crown. The nation has signed formal documents with 10 other sovereign states, and recognizes the existence of 10 other nations, without the signing of Treaties to legally bind this.

Recognised states; no foreign relations

Aenopia recognizes the Sovereignty of these states, however, has not engaged in formal diplomacy. Recognition is also given to all members and observers of the now-defunct North Atlantic Defence Union. Recognition of these Sovereign states does not equate to diplomacy including the signing of formal documents.

Flag of Adammia.svg Empire of Adammia
Arnerea flag.png Republic of Arnerea
AstropolisFlag2.jpeg Kingdom of Astropolis
Bepistan Flag.png Kingdom of Bepistan
Carth.png Republic of Carthia
Real Flag of the Empire of Emosia.png Empire of Emosia (As part of Treaty of Infinite Peace)[32]
Flag of the Commonwealth of Essexia.svg Commonwealth of Essexia
Flag of Iustus.svg Empire of Iustus
Flag of Jennytopia.png Empire of Jennytopia
Flag of Kohlandia.jpg Kingdom of Kohlandia
FLAGMNG.png Union of Millania and New Granada (As part of GUM Sister Cities Project)[33]
New Eiffel Flag.jpeg Principality of New Eiffel
PRO Flag.png People's Republic of Orientia
PlushuniaFlag2.png Plushunia
PRPH flag.svg People's Republic of Ponderosa Hills
Flag of Posaf.svg Principality of Posaf (As part of GUM Sister Cities Project)[34]
Uberesse.png Uber-Essian Union
Wegmat battle flag.jpeg Kingdom of Wegmat

Full foreign relations

Aenopia formally recognizes the Sovereignty of these states, via the signing of formal documents. This regulates the recognition of the Government of each state; Mutual Sovereignty and claimed territories of each nation.

Country Macronation Formal Relations
began on
Notes
PlushuniaFlag2.png
Romania 21 May 2019 [35]
Vlajka Klitziburgu.svg
Czech Republic 29 August 2019 [36]
Flag of Kohlandia.jpg
United Kingdom 14 September 2019 [37][38]
Flag of the Federal Union of Wegmat.svg
United States 15 September 2019 [39]
Flag of Cycoldia Real.svg
United States 15 September 2019 [40]
Flag of Lehmark.png
Australia N/A [41]
Lytera flag.png
United Kingdom 8 September 2019 [42]
Flag of the Gymnasium State.svg
Czech Republic 1 October 2019 [43]
Flag of Baustralia.svg
United States 24 October 2019 [44]
Flag of GSMLL.svg
Poland 2 February 2020 [45]
Flag of Posaf.svg
United States 11 February 2019 [46]
Sabini national flag.jpg
United States 4 March 2020 [47]
Rino-Island-flag.jpg
Spain N/A [48]
Antonian Empire.png
United States 20 May 2020 [49]
Flag of the Rednecks Republic (2020).svg
Czech Republic 26 May 2020 [50]
Fixed Malinovian Flag.png
United States 3 July 2020 [51]
Flag of Vishwamitra.svg
India 9 August 2020 [52]
Yu-Xia Republic flag.png
United States 10 August 2020 [53]
Flag of the Socialist State of Paloma (fixed).svg
United States 21 August 2020 [54]
Flag of Naveria.svg
United States 14 October 2020 [55]
Flag of the Commonwealth of Essexia.svg
United Kingdom 13 December 2020 [56]
SaspearianFlag.jpg
United States 30 December 2020 [57]
New Monmarkian Imperial Standard.png
United States 5 January 2021 [58]
Flag of the Iceni Kingdom.png
United Kingdom 12 February 2021 [59]
Hjalskflag.png
United Kingdom 13 February 2021 [60]
Flag of Snagov.svg
Romania 17 February 2021 [61]
Northwood-oregon (2).svg
United States 1 March 2021 [62]
Pacemflag.svg
United States 7 May 2021 [63][64]
Flag of Wendatia.svg
United States 23 June 2021 [65]


International organisation participation

Aenopia was a member of the Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union), which at the time of dissolution has 44 member states and 7 observers. However, Aenopia left along with others due to issues regarding the organization. Aenopia is currently a Full Member of the Grand Unified Micronational (GUM for short) following 1 month of Observership in the Organisation.

Full Membership

Cupertinologo2.svg Cupertino Alliance - Full Member[66]
Logo of the Grand Unified Micronational.svg Grand Unified Micronational - Full Member[67][68]
NADU logo.png North Atlantic Defence Union (Defunct) - Founding Member[69]
The MOF Logo.png Micronational Olympic Federation - Full Member
Klogo.png Konmalehth - Full Member
Union Against Micronational War logo.png Union Against Micronational War - Symbolic Member

Observership

UMCE logo.png Union of Micronations of Central Europe - Observer

Aenopian Involvement in Foreign Affairs and the Auvenum Crisis

The Empire of Aenopia does not engage in Foreign Conflicts due to a part of the Consitutuion stating that the 'Empire of Aenopia retain Peace and promises not to initiate conflicts with any recognised, Sovereign states unless the Sovereignty of the Empire is violated.'[70] This means that according to the Consitution, Aenopia must not initiate Conflicts with other nations else fear of violating the Consitution. As a result, Aenopia does not engage in Foreign affairs as a whole except with one case. On 7 July 2019 as part of a Peacekeeping mission, the OAM sent James Ellis of Emosia and HRH Logan I of the at the time Dominion of Aenopia to Auvenum following reports of the population rioting. [71] [72] However, attempts to bring peace were soon ceased following the unwillingness of the population to end the Riots so the two Ambassadors withdrew.

Transport

Map of the Blue Route in New Llandudno and Subsidiaries

Roads and Motorways

Due to the lack of Railways and Airports within Aenopia, territories have to rely on pavements designated as roads for Transport. Currently, New Llandudno and Subsidiaries is the host of Aenopia's only Motorway, in the form of AM-01. At 65m (213ft) long, the road connects the UK-Aenopia Border Bridge to New Llandudno Junction and the Western border of the territory. It was opened on 21 January 2020 in a formal ceremony by HRH Logan I[73] (albeit with a non-existent crowd). Following this, SR-02 is scheduled to be commissioned, which will connect New Llandudno Square with the planned site of New Llandudno Joint Airfield.

There are plans in the future, however, to commission more roads within Aenopia, including a potential ring road around the territory of Aenopian Calver and connecting New Tenby to the border and providing a backbone for Bryniau Gwyrdd.

Railway Lines

Aenopia doesn't currently have any Railway lines, despite their large cultural significance. Aenopia did, however, have a high-speed line in the inhabited territory of New Aberdare which was scheduled to be opened in September 2019. The franchise to operate the service was won by Tollóuse: an Aenopian railway operator. It was expected that a new fleet of trains was to be introduced in 2020. However, in December 2019, it was announced that Government funding for the project would be cut following months of setbacks and delays.[74]The line was pulled up and the rolling stock was dismantled.

Aviation

Aviation makes up a large part of the Aenopian economy, from aircraft development and construction to Airlines and Airports. Currently, there are no active Airfields in any territory of Aenopia, however there are plans to open one near to New Llandudno. New Llandudno Joint Airfield is a proposed Joint airfield which will consist of an Airport and Airforce base. Scheduled to open in Mid-2020, the Airstrip will provide Aenopia with its only Airport and Airforce base. The airfield is currently under development, with construction set to begin in Spring 2020.

The Airforce base will not receive any aircraft for service for safety reasons, resulting in the lack of servicing or even physical equipment. All aircraft will be serviced and stored at New Aberdare instead. Civilian aircraft registered under Aenopian law will allowed to fly to the Airport, however, all aircraft landing at the Airport will require a permit to land. The Flag Carrier of Aenopia is AenopiAir which is tasked with operating flights across Aenopia.

Culture

Aenopia follows the basic principles of Western Culture due to its geographical location in the world and subsequently, its population. Some Christian holidays which have become embedded into Western society (Christmas, Easter, ect.) are recognized by the population as National Holidays and as a result, celebrated. However, the Crown does not recognize these holidays as such, primarily due to their position as Religious holidays focusing on a certain event.

Languages

An example of French being utilised as the official Symbolic language in the Welcome to New Llandudno sign at the city's border.

English is the most commonly spoken language in Aenopia, known and used daily by the entirety of the population. English is the only language used for government business, although some Welsh is rarely used for more ceremonial occasions. The nation also accepts Welsh as a national language, however, it is unknown whether the population actually speaks Welsh.

French has been adopted as the Official Symbolic language of New Llandudno and Subsidiaries, and so as a result is utilised in signage amongst other things. It is not the official language of the Territory, however, due to an absence of French-speakers in Aenopia. An example of French being used within New Llandudno is the "Welcome to New Llandudno" road sign, for which the bilingual sign features both English and French on.

Sports

The logo for Aenopia's application for 2022 MOF Games

The National sport of Aenopia is recognised as Climbing, due to an interest of the sport being taken by multiple members of the population, including the HRH Logan I himself. Despite this fact, sports aren't commonly practiced in Aenopia by its population, namely the Emperor himself. Aenopia is a Member of the MOF and as a result, has applied to host the 2022 MOF Games.

Religion

Religion in Aenopia

Aenopia is a very Atheism-based nation, for most of the population, following said beliefs with 40% of the population following Atheistic beliefs. However, a small religion called Bobism is also accepted by a few members of the population. This follows Bob the late fish, for which during its life was known to have eaten rocks and had regular seizures. 3 other nations support this religion, with only 15% of the population following this religion. Aenopia does not foster any places of worship, mainly due to the impracticality of such and the state's large atheist population compared to other faiths.

The Emperor himself promotes the religion of Bartholemewism, a religion that he and his friends created in early October 2019, when he wrote the name 'Bartholemew' on a sheet in his Spanish book in an attempt to fool their teacher into thinking there was a student named Bartholemew within his class. It focuses solely on Bartholemew and his prophets, and believes that if you have a good life, you go to One-Stop once you die; If you sin then you go to Aldi once you die.

Dishes and Cuisines

The national dish of Aenopia, Chips and bolognese.

Food is an important part of Aenopia, mainly because of Greater New Aberdare's farm which regularly produces Potatoes, Cucumbers, and Tomatoes every year. National dishes are usually dishes that Emperor Logan I likes, such as the Cornish Pasty. The National Dish of Aenopia is Chips and Bolognese, however, the Cornish Pasty remains a staple food within Northern Aenopia. The National drink is also Coffee, which is regularly consumed within the Capital.

The products for which make up National Dishes are often not produced within Aenopia, with the exception of Potatoes which are regularly farmed, but used in the creation of National Dishes. The products, or in some cases even the entire dish, is often sourced from Macronational shops. For example, the Chips in the main National Dish are solely sourced from a local Chip Shop within the United Kingdom.

National Symbols


National symbols of Aenopia

Flag: Coat of Arms: Plant: Animal: Dish: Patron saint:
Aenopia flag.svg Aenopia CoA.svg Bilberry.jpeg 120x 120x GeddyLee.jpeg
National Flag
of Aenopia
Coat of Arms
of Aenopia
The Bilbery
(Vaccinium myrtillus)
The Puffin
(Fratercula arctica)
Bolognese on Chips Geddy Lee


List of public holidays

Date Holiday Remark
1 January New Year's Day Beginning of New Year.
15 January Reflection day To reflect on how glum and boring January is.
1 July First Independence Day Celebrates the first Independence day of Aenopia
15 August Second Independence Day Celebrates the independence of Aenopia from Emosia; seen as the more important independence day
30 August International Missy Barratt Day[75] Marked as a day dedicated to doing good deeds and encouraging others to do good deeds, associated with the fictional character Missy Barratt.
28 September National Talk like Mr Krabs Day Dedicated towards talking like Mr Krabs from Spongebob Squarepants
22 November Start your own Country Day[76] Celebrates the fact that anyone can start their own Micronation if they wish which is a key fundamental part of Aenopia and it's continued existence
25 December Christmas Day [77] Not officially recognised by The Emperor due to it being a religious holiday, however it's still celebrated by many people
26 December End of Christmas Celebrates the return of order and work to the Empire of Aenopia after the festive period has ended

Intermicronational Rankings and Scores

Aenopia was ranked joint 29th on the largely-controversial Microwiki Influence Survey with 33 points [78] and as a result is recognised as a small power according to the survey. As part of the GUM Member States Positivity Survey, Aenopia was ranked joint 13th out of 42 Members with a score of 3.7,[79] later falling to 3.5 with the 40 respondents survey.[80] Aenopia was also ranked joint 6th on Statistic Fire's LGBT Rights Index with a score of 19, making it 'Very LGBT friendly' (see also LGBTQ+ rights in Aenopia).

Indexes of development

Macronational

Micronational

External links

See Also

History of Aenopia
Dominion of Aenopia
Aenopian Postal Service
Foreign relations of Aenopia

Footnotes

  1. Despite not being canonised, Geddy Lee is satirically recognised as the patron saint of Aenopia for his respected Bass playing and high-pitched singing as part of the band Rush and in other projects.
  2. Despite being an Oversees Territory of Plushunia, Aenopian Plushunia is recognised by the Aenopian Government as a Dependency of Aenopia culturally whilst being an Oversees Territory of Plushunia politically.

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