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}}'''Austenasia''', officially the ''' Empire of Austenasia''', is an autonomous territorial entity which claims to be a sovereign state<ref>[http://austenasia.webs.com/frequentlyaskedquestions.htm "Frequently Asked Questions", Empire of Austenasia], Retrieved 15 October 2011</ref> but is more commonly referred to as a [[micronation]] by external observers.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_micronations "List of micronations", Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia], Retrieved 15 October 2011</ref> Founded on the island of Great Britain, Austenasia declared independence from the United Kingdom in September 2008.<ref>[http://micronations.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Micronations_by_Date_Founded "List of Micronations by Date Founded", MicroWikia], Retrieved 4 November 2011</ref> It is an enclave and exclave country, consisting of forty two non-contiguous pieces of land: twelve in Great Britain, five in the rest of [[w:Europe|Europe]], eighteen in [[w:North America|North America]], four in [[w:Asia|Asia]], one in [[w:South America|South America]], one in [[w:Africa|Africa]], and one in [[w:Australia (continent)|Australia]].
'''Austenasia''', officially the ''' Empire of Austenasia''', is an autonomous territorial entity which claims to be a sovereign state<ref>[http://austenasia.webs.com/frequentlyaskedquestions.htm "Frequently Asked Questions", Empire of Austenasia], Retrieved 15 October 2011</ref> but is more commonly referred to as a [[micronation]] by external observers.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_micronations "List of micronations", Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia], Retrieved 15 October 2011</ref> Founded on the island of Great Britain, Austenasia declared independence from the United Kingdom in September 2008.<ref>[http://micronations.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Micronations_by_Date_Founded "List of Micronations by Date Founded", MicroWikia], Retrieved 4 November 2011</ref> It is an enclave and exclave country, consisting of forty two non-contiguous pieces of land: twelve in Great Britain, five in the rest of [[w:Europe|Europe]], eighteen in [[w:North America|North America]], four in [[w:Asia|Asia]], one in [[w:South America|South America]], one in [[w:Africa|Africa]], and one in [[w:Australia (continent)|Australia]].
Austenasia is an officially Christian country which views itself as [[Imperium (political theory)|a successor]] to the Roman Empire. Much of its cultural trappings and many government positions reveal a [[w:Roman Empire|classical]] or [[w:Byzantine Empire|medieval]] Roman influence on the nation.
Austenasia is an officially Christian country which views itself as [[Imperium (political theory)|a successor]] to the Roman Empire. Much of its cultural trappings and many government positions reveal a [[w:Roman Empire|classical]] or [[w:Byzantine Empire|medieval]] Roman influence on the nation.

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Empire of Austenasia (eng)
Imperivm Avstenasiæ (lat)
Αυτοκρατορία της Οστενασίας (el)

Flag of Austenasia.png
Coa of Austenasia.png
Coat of arms

God Save the Emperor
Austenasia within Great Britain: Greater Wrythe in purple, Palasia and Amerdansk in blue, and the Territories in red. Click to expand.
Capital cityWrythe
Largest cityChersoneses (by land area)
Chalcedon or Dekker (by population)
Official language(s)English (de facto, unofficial)
Official religion(s)Christianity
GovernmentConstitutional parliamentary monarchy
- MonarchHIM Emperor Jonathan I
- Prime MinisterLord John Gordon, Viscount of Thetford
LegislatureParliament of Austenasia
Established20 September 2008
Area claimed~20,603,339 sq ft
(not including 512 foreign Honorary Subjects)
CurrencyPound Sterling (£)
Time zoneUTC
(UTC+10 in New South Scotland,
(UTC+7 in Dinkeaw,
UTC+5:30 in Imperia,
UTC+3:00 in Chalcedon and Trebizond,
UTC+2:00 in Chersoneses,
UTC+1 in Enfriqua, Aurora, Oberfalcer, and Nikaia,
UTC-3 in Esmondia,
UTC-4 in Peach Ponds,
UTC-5 in Kingeston and Fraternitas,
UTC-6 in Dekker, Nahona, North Nahona, Blue Ridge, Florencium Carolina, Jackson and Campo de Jonatán,
UTC-7 in Bregusland,
UTC-8 in Campo Del Sol)
National animalBullmastiff
Patron saintSaint John the Apostle (national)
Archangel Michael (imperial)

Official website
Official Facebook group

Austenasia, officially the Empire of Austenasia, is an autonomous territorial entity which claims to be a sovereign state[1] but is more commonly referred to as a micronation by external observers.[2] Founded on the island of Great Britain, Austenasia declared independence from the United Kingdom in September 2008.[3] It is an enclave and exclave country, consisting of forty two non-contiguous pieces of land: twelve in Great Britain, five in the rest of Europe, eighteen in North America, four in Asia, one in South America, one in Africa, and one in Australia.

Austenasia is an officially Christian country which views itself as a successor to the Roman Empire. Much of its cultural trappings and many government positions reveal a classical or medieval Roman influence on the nation.

Austenasia is the foremost diplomatic and military power of the Carshalton Nations, with its Monarch being either sovereign or suzerain over them. Austenasia is considered by many to have been the most influential nation in the MicroWiki Community since early 2013, having risen to a high level of diplomatic prominence in said community during late 2011.


Reign of Terry I

At 11:30am on 20 September 2008, the town of Wrythe declared independence from the United Kingdom as the Empire of Austenasia. Emperor Terry I was unanimously proclaimed the nation's first Monarch, and his son Crown Prince Jonathan was unanimously proclaimed the first Prime Minister. A Declaration of Independence was sent via e-mail to the local British Member of Parliament – after recieving no reply another was sent to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and to the British Home Office in October and December of that year respectively.[4]

A photograph published in a local British newspaper for an article on the Empire's founding

In February 2009, a square foot of land in the Scottish Highlands (now known as Glencrannog) personally owned by Crown Prince Jonathan was ceded to the Empire, and two months later the house of one of Crown Prince Jonathan's friends joined the Empire as the town of South Kilttown (now known as Zephyria).[5]

Reigns of Esmond III and Declan I

On 15 February 2010, Emperor Terry announced that he wished to abdicate the Throne. HIH Crown Prince Jonathan refused to inherit the Throne so that he could remain Prime Minister, and so it passed to the second in line, Dark Lord Esmond (the Supreme Companion of the Heir, who had been made second in line as a symbolic gesture). He ascended to the Throne at roughly 14:40 on 16 February 2010.[6]. This resulted in the Austenasian Civil War, declared on 7 March 2010 by Lord General William of South Kilttown in support of the claim to the Throne of Terry's daughter, Princess Caroline.[7][8] The war ended on 24 May that same year with a victory for the legitimate Esmondian government through the signing of the Treaty of Ruskin Road (2010).[9]

In December 2010, Esmond III announced a plan to transform Austenasia into a "communist dictatorship", with him in absolute control. Later that month, the Empire went to war after being threatened by the Midget Nation-in-Exile over the claims of Esmond III over another local nation, Orly, in the War of the Orlian Reunification. This war had been planned by Crown Prince Jonathan, intending to remove Esmond III from power before he could enact his plan of communist revolution, and ended with the capital city being surrendered to the local supporters of King Declan I of Wilcsland, who was then appointed as a jointly ruling monarch. Foreign nations and all Austenasians outside of Wrythe were informed that the capital had been invaded and forced to surrender, rather than have the plan revealed while Esmond III was still in power. The true events were revealed by the Crown Prince a year on, mere days before the December 2011 General Election.[10][11]

For the first few months, the joint reign was a success, but in late March 2011 increasing concerns were raised after more of the various eccentric schemes of Esmond III came to light, an infamous example of which is when he demanded tribute of cake from the army. On 31 March a Vote of No Confidence was passed in Parliament in response, removing Esmond III from the powers of the Throne and establishing Declan I as the only effectively ruling Monarch, although Esmond III remained titular joint Emperor.[12]

Barely a week after this, on 9 April, the Midget Nation-in-Exile (a local militaristic nation in personal union with Declan I) was annexed by Austenasia. As they had no land claims, the Empire did not physically increase in size, but the Austenasian Army was joined by five new Midget recruits. The Empire from then on began to claim the status of a successor state of the Midget Empire, and therefore of the Kingdom of Rushymia.[13][14]

On 20 May 2011, Crown Prince Jonathan met with the local British MP, Tom Brake, to whom the Austenasian Declaration of Independence had originally been sent, and discussed the stance of the United Kingdom towards the Empire. Tom Brake MP wrote to the British Foreign Office on behalf of Austenasia, and the Austenasian Foreign Office is now attempting to enter into negotiations with its British counterpart regarding recognition of Austenasian autonomy, if not national status or even sovereignty.[15]

In early September 2011, Act 155 was placed before Parliament to organise a referendum in which the population of the Empire would vote on whether to keep the original Constitution or to adopt one of two proposed replacement constitutions. The Austenasian Constitutional Referendum took place on 18 September, with the "Wrythian Constitution" recieving 86% of the votes and entering into force two days later. One consequence of the new Constitution was that Esmond III was removed completely from the office of Monarch, leaving Declan I as sole Emperor.[16][17] In November, a General and a Local Election were called, which took place on 23 December 2011 and resulted in Crown Prince Jonathan being re-elected Prime Minister but losing his position as Representative of Wrythe to Princess Caroline.

2012 saw much focus on foreign relations. Diplomacy was built up with numerous micronations in the MicroWiki Community, and the Empire rose to a prominent position in the Grand Unified Micronational. On 20 January 2013, Declan I abdicated for "personal reasons", and Crown Prince Jonathan ascended to the Throne as HIM Emperor Jonathan I, with Lord Marshal William becoming Acting Prime Minister.[18]

Reign of Jonathan I

Since the ascension to the Throne of Jonathan I, the Empire has seen a huge territorial expansion. On 25 January 2013, New South Scotland formally joined the Empire as a Crown Dependency, having previously been a colony of the United Kingdom of New Wessex.[19] This marked the first territorial expansion of the Empire since Commius Flats was re-annexed in March 2011, and was followed less than a month later by the annexation of Axvalley, a Brazilian farming estate measuring nine hectares with a population of seven, greatly increasing the territory and citizenship of the Empire.[20] This was followed in May, June and July by the annexation of Corinium Terentium and Emperorsland as Territories, and Thanasia and Palasia as Towns.[21][22][23] Further annexations took place on 16 August and 16 November, with New Richmond and Terentia respectively both being annexed as Crown Dependencies.

On 18 November 2013, elections took place in which Countess Eritoshi, close friend of the Emperor and founder of Thanasia, was elected Prime Minister. Local elections also took place, in which Jonathan I regained his seat as Representative of Wrythe and all other Representatives or Acting Representatives were re-elected.

The Empire further expanded on 13 April 2014, when the two Territories of Beith Craobh Iostan and Glencoe along with the Crown Dependency of Shineshore were annexed at the same time that the former Territory of Emperorsland transitioned into the Town of Lichtenstein by annexing an adjacent house. The following day yet another piece of land joined the Empire, with a garden being annexed as East Wrythe.

A crisis in New South Scotland arose at the end of May 2014 and lasted into the start of the following month due to a movement in Zealandia which wished to annex the crown dependency. A compromise was reached whereby the already autonomous land was given over to full Zealandian administration whilst remaining under de jure Austenasian sovereignty; this arrangement lasted until September 2016, when a treaty was signed with Zealandia restoring full and exclusive Austenasian governance to New South Scotland. Yet another expansion took place mere days after the conclusion of this crisis, with the Town of Porthbokon joining the Empire on 5 June, followed by the Crown Dependencies of Oregonia on 30 June and Heischierland on 17 July.

On 3 March 2015, a general election was held in which Lord Dux Joseph Kennedy, Chancellor of the Empire and Representative of New Richmond, defeated the incumbent Countess Eritoshi and became Prime Minister. Following the general election, the Imperial Navy was re-established and Treasury reform was announced.

Foreign relations

The Empire of Austenasia establishes and maintains diplomatic relations with other nations through the Foreign Office, led by the Chief Ambassador. The Chief Ambassador 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 Imperial Decree.

Austenasia has since late 2009 sought diplomatic relations mainly through the MicroWiki Community, but also holds friendly relations with other nations such as Molossia, Westarctica and Ladonia. Austenasia is the foremost power of the Carshalton Nations, with the Austenasian Monarch overlord of the nations the thrones of which are not held in personal union with the Empire.

Austenasia has friendly relations with several small nations, including but by no means limited to Wildflower Meadows, Orly, Uberstadt, Juclandia, the Reylan Imperial Triumvirate and New Virginia.

The Union of Draegan Republics was a protectorate of Austenasia between November 2010 and May 2012, and Monovia (then Adjikistan) and the Domanglian Federation both became Protectorates in October 2011. In early April 2012 the Empire's protection of Domanglia ceased, but later that month New Balland was accepted as a new Protectorate, although this too left Austenasian protection the following month, leaving Monovia as the only state under Austenasia protection. In October 2012, Monovia transitioned from a protectorate to a protected state of Austenasia, leaving the Empire obliged to defend it from attack but no longer responsible for its military or foreign affairs, with Centuria III Monoviae being stationed near Monovia to protect it; it held this status until its loss of sovereignty in December 2016. Orly has also been a protected state of the Empire since June 2013, and the Principality of Wildflower Meadows since May 2016.

Emperor Jonathan I (while still Austenasian Prime Minister) has been on a state visit to Moylurg, Dorzhabad and Landashir, in August 2010, February 2011 and August 2012 respectively, and took part in the 2011 Intermicronational Summit in August 2011. The then Crown Prince also attended the Polination Conference in July 2012, meeting with several foreign politicians and diplomats between 13-15 July. On the 15th, Austenasia was host to a state visit for the first time in history when Will Sörgel, James von Puchow and James Stewart were all given a tour of Wrythe by the then Prime Minister. Sebastian Linden visited Wrythe in October the following year.

Administrative divisions

Austenasia is comprised of forty two separate pieces of land. The four populated British territories - Wrythe (the Austenasian capital, comprised of two non-contiguous areas of land), Palasia, Caldari, and Amerdansk - all consist of residential properties. Palasia and Caldari are together known as Grantabridge.

The smallest piece of Austenasian land, Glencrannog, is a mere one square foot of land, more than 370 miles away from Wrythe. The largest area in Austenasia is Chersoneses, an enclave of Ukraine. Most administrative divisions consist of a single contiguous claim, but several have various exclaves; Wrythe, Nahona, and North Nahona are examples of Towns composed of two non-contiguous pieces of land.

Austenasia is divided into Cities (Wrythe), Towns (Palasia, Chalcedon, Nahona, Kingeston, and North Nahona), Marches (Caldari and Campo de Jonatán), Territories (Glencrannog, Corinium Terentium, Glencoe, Iostan na Beithe, Aurora, Hoagland, Green Gate, Campo Del Sol, Oberfalcer, Fraternitas, Peach Ponds, Nikaia, Blue Ridge, Florencium Carolina, and Jackson) and Crown Dependencies (New South Scotland, Enfriqua, Dekker, Imperia, Esmondia, Rushymia, Amerdansk, Trebizond, Bregusland, Dinkeaw, and Chersoneses). Towns and Cities are inhabited areas fully incorporated into the Empire, and each elect a Representative to the House of Representatives. Marches are inhabited areas associated with a Town or City for electoral purposes but administered independently. Territories are also fully incorporated into the Empire, but are not inhabited and so are not represented in Parliament, with Austenasian law being enforced by a Governor if possible. Crown Dependencies are autonomous areas, with Austenasian law not automatically applying to them unless specified in the legislation; however, they fall under Austenasian sovereignty and are administered directly by the Throne (with representatives of the Emperor known as Governing Commissioners usually being appointed).

Flag Arms Picture Name Annexed Population Official(s)
N/A Wrythearms.png 1imperialrd.jpg Wrythe 20 September 2008 (as Town)
8 January 2017 (as City)
4 Representative
HIM Emperor Jonathan I
HIH Emperor Father Terry
PalasiaFlagProposal2.png PalasiaCoatofArms.png Palasia.png Palasia 12 July 2013 4 Representative
Lord John Gordon, Viscount of Thetford
N/A N/A Chalcedon.jpg Chalcedon 31 October 2019 6 Representative
Lord İsmetcan Saraç, Count of Bithynia
100px Nahona CoA.svg Nahona.jpg Nahona 19 January 2020 3 Representative
Lord William Wilson, Count of Oribrazos
Nhnybybdueinwpoqk09ajnbgb7yby7 (3).png N/A Kingeston.jpg Kingeston 5 December 2018 (as Crown Dependency)
11 May 2020 (as Town)
2 Representative
Lord Austin Jaax, Baron of Kingeston
North Nahona Flag.svg North Nahona Arms.svg NorthNahona-ground.png North Nahona 20 June 2020 4 Representative
The Hon. Payton Moore
N/A N/A Caldari.jpg Caldari 3 December 2014 2 Associated town
Margrave and Margravine
J. and M. Alexis
Flag of Jonatán.svg Campo de Jonatán Arms.svg CDJ.png Campo de Jonatán 1 August 2020 2 Associated town
Lord William Wilson, Count of Oribrazos
N/A N/A Glencrannogsatview1.png Glencrannog 21 February 2009 0 Governor
Saboviaflag.png N/A Photo of Corinium Terentium.png Corinium Terentium 4 May 2013 0 Governor
Lord Tribune Andrew Creed, Baron of Corinium Terentium
N/A N/A BeithCraobhIoastan.png Iostan na Beithe 13 April 2014 0 Governor
HE Pope Queranus I
N/A N/A Glencoe.jpg Glencoe 13 April 2014 0 Governor
HE Pope Queranus I
N/A N/A Aurora2.jpg Aurora 30 January 2016 0 Governor
Lord Karl Friedrich, Baron of Aurora
AdammicColumbiaFlag.png HawkinsCoA.png Hoagland.jpg Hoagland 10 July 2017 0 Governor
Lord Grant Hawkins, Count of Greater Hoagland
Flag of Green Gate.jpeg N/A Green Gate2.jpg Green Gate 14 March 2019 0 Governor
Lord Zarel Smith, Baron of Green Gate
Flag of Campo Del Sol.png N/A CampoDelSol.png Campo Del Sol 27 June 2019 0 Governor
James Braidwood
Flag of Oberfalcer.png N/A Oberfalcer.png Oberfalcer 23 August 2019 0 Governor
Lord Remus Peroni, Duke of Viennensis
N/A N/A Fraternitas.png Fraternitas 6 September 2018 (as New Richmond borough)
12 June 2019 (as Town of Augusta)
11 February 2020 (as Territory)
0 Governor
HIH Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy, Duke of New Royton
Flag of Peach Ponds (April 9, 2020).png N/A PeachPonds.png Peach Ponds 4 April 2020 0 Governor
Lord Casper von Naveria, Count of Cowyetton
N/A Nikaia Arms.png Nikaia.png Nikaia 25 May 2020 0 Governor
HSH Prince Edward I
Blue Ridge flag.png N/A Blue Ridge.png Blue Ridge 20 July 2020 0 Governor
Lord Aydan Dillon, Baron of Blue Ridge
N/A N/A Florencium Carolina.png Florencium Carolina 20 July 2020 0 Governor
Lord Michael Simpson, Count of Occibrazos
Flag of Jackson.svg Jackson Arms.svg Fort-McLaughlin-18.png Jackson 1 August 2020 0 Governor
Lord William Wilson, Count of Oribrazos
Crown Dependencies
New flag nss.png Nya Skåne.png NewSouthScotland.png New South Scotland 25 January 2013 0 Governing Commissioner
The Rt Hon. Sir Hugh McFarlane, KCA
Flag of Enfriqua.png Arms of Enfriqua.png Enfriqua.jpg Enfriqua 15 January 2015 4 Governing Commissioner
H.E. Akka Bey
Dekker (2016) (bigger).png N/A NorthTarrant.png Dekker 16 July 2015 6 Governing Commissioner
The Rt Hon. Patrick-Dylan Knox
N/A N/A Imperia.jpg Imperia 29 October 2015 5 Governing Commissioner
The Rt Hon. Ketan Uzagi, OAO
Flag of Esmondia.png Seal of Esmondia.png Esmondia.jpg Esmondia 29 October 2015 0 Governing Commissioner
HRH King Tarik
Rushymiaflag.png N/A P8290045.JPG Rushymia 29 August 2018 0 King
HIM Emperor Jonathan I
N/A N/A Amerdansk.png Amerdansk 7 March 2016 (as Territory)
6 August 2018 (as Town)
12 June 2019 (as Crown Dependency)
3 Governing Commissioner
Anthony Clark
Flag-Trebizond.png Coatofarms-Trebizond.png Trebizond-Austenasia.png Trebizond 8 January 2020 3 Governing Commissioner
Alexander IV
Bregusland Flag.png Bregusland Territory Coat of Arms.png Government House.jpg Bregusland 14 March 2019 (as Territory)
6 March 2020 (as Crown Dependency)
4 Governing Commissioner
Lord Charles Ross, Duke of Occidentia
DinkeawFlag.jpg N/A Dinkeaw.png Dinkeaw 4 April 2020 0 Governing Commissioner
Pun Watta
N/A N/A Chersoneses.png Chersoneses 1 June 2020 2 Governing Commissioner
Tara Oliynyk


Austenasia is an imperial monarchy ruled by the House of Austen. The Throne is officially hereditary, but out of the four Monarchs that Austenasia has had in its history, the second and third were not related to Terry I, the founding Emperor, and instead ascended the Throne by Acts of Parliament.

HIM Emperor Jonathan I is head of state as Monarch, and holds vast executive, legislative, and judicial powers. He is held accountable by the Austenasian Senate, a body which can pass advisory resolutions and ultimately has the power to depose the Monarch should they be considered incapable of ruling. The Monarch is also advised by the Privy Council, a body which he can consult for and which can issue the Monarch with non-binding advice and suggestions.

On a daily basis, most executive power is exercised by the Monarch and Cabinet of Austenasia, with the Prime Minister helping to co-ordinate the activities of Cabinet in accordance with policies decided by himself and the Monarch. Legislative power is vested in Parliament, which is comprised of the Monarch, Prime Minister, and House of Representatives. The judiciary is comprised of Town Courts, High Courts, and an Imperial Court, to try differing degrees of crimes, with the Consuls issuing sentences for those found guilty.

The part of Austenasia under the control of the central government is split into administrative districts of one City and five Towns, each run by a Council of 3-20 people, and fifteen Territories, uninhabited areas of land in which law is when possible enforced by a Governor. In practice, Town and City Councils generally tend to desist from formally making any but basic and emergency bye-laws, with local government tending to function more on a communal consensus basis. All Representatives make up the House of Representatives, out of which is elected by universal suffrage the Prime Minister no less often than every four years. The Prime Minister and House of Representatives propose, debate and reword laws to be passed. They are then given Imperial Consent by the Monarch, entering them into law.

The Empire of Austenasia also contains eleven Crown Dependencies, which fall under the direct and absolute authority of the Monarch, with Governing Commissioners usually being appointed to represent him and exercise his power; the governing commissioners of Dekker and Bregusland report to the Caesar Lord Admiral Joseph as the Emperor's deputy in North America on all non-urgent matters. Acts of Parliament and other Austenasian laws do not apply to Crown Dependencies unless explicitly stated, with the Governing Commissioners exercising near-absolute domestic power.


The following Government Ministries are headed by ministers who comprise Cabinet:

Members of the Government

Law and order

Law enforcement in the Empire of Austenasia is the responsibility of the Austenasian Police. Jurisprudence operates on a civil law legal system, with crimes being tried by a Town Court, a High Court, or the Imperial Court, depending on the severity of the offence. There are no permanent courts due to the rarity of crimes, with instead a court of the necessary rank to be summoned upon a person being charged with a crime. If a person is found guilty of a crime, then their punishment is decided by the Austenasian consuls. Civil disputes are resolved by a magistrate appointed by the Monarch, Prime Minister or Attorney General.

Austenasia has an extremely low crime rate. Since September 2008, only two arrests have ever been made, both on the same person, the then Princess Caroline (the first time for her part in the Skirmish of the Treasury and the second time for announcing an intention to overthrow the Emperor). The Austenasian Police once unsuccessfully attempted to arrest Lord Marshal William for rebellion and treason after he declared war on the Esmondian government, but he was granted amnesty and pardon at the end of the war.

Only two trials have ever taken place in Austenasia: Parliament vs. HIH Princess Caroline on 31 May 2009, and The Imperial Majesty vs. HIM Emperor Jonathan I from 13-19 January 2016.

Capital punishment in Austenasia was outlawed on 13 December 2008, and this abolition was reaffirmed both on 21 March 2009 and 20 September 2011. The only sentences ever given in Austenasia so far have been temporary exile and unpaid community service.

Enforcement of the law regarding Austenasia's borders is the responsibility of the Border Enforcement Agency (BEA), which has agents stationed in every city and town of the Empire. The BEA ensures that exiled individuals and illegal items do not enter Austenasian territory.

Law enforcement in the Empire is assisted by the State Intelligence Agency (SIA), a covert and secretive organization which gathers information about domestic (as well as foreign) threats. The SIA was founded in 2009, but its existence was not officially acknowledged until 2017.


The Austenasian Armed Forces are the military of the Empire of Austenasia, administrated and partially funded by the Ministry of Defence. The Monarch is commander-in-chief of the military, and Lord John Gordon serves as Minister of Defence.

Between May 2009 and June 2020, Austenasia had a standing army which at one point counted 50 members. However, a prolonged peace since the War of the Orlian Reunification at the end of 2010 and many nominally enlisted soldiers falling out of contact with the government over the subsequent decade led to the Armed Forces Act 2020 being passed on 17 June of that year, by which the regular standing army was abolished. The Austenasian Armed Forces now consist of the Limitanei (local reserve militias), the Comitatenses (field armies which may be raised by the national government in times of war) and the Imperial Guard (the bodyguard unit of the Monarch).



Austenasia has a total population of eighty five people. Fifty five of these are residents actually living in Austenasia, and thirty are non-residential subjects that are entitled to vote in general elections and to hold the status of an Austenasian national despite not actually living within the Empire (due to having been granted the status by Parliament, having held the Throne, or performed military service). Those residents which are over the age of sixteen years and have lived on Austenasian land for more than three years (interpreted to include land which is currently Austenasian but has not necessarily been so for three years) hold the status of subject, meaning that they can vote in general elections and have more rights in regards to partaking in local government.

Countries in which Austenasian Honorary Subjects reside

On 12 November 2008, Act 20 (Honorary Subjects) was passed, creating the status of Honorary Subjects, to be bestowed by the Secretary-General on applicant non-Austenasians. The number of Honorary Subjects reached 100 on 5 May 2012 and 500 on 21 August 2020. There are currently 512 Honorary Subjects of Austenasia, residing in every continent on Earth other than Antarctica.


English is the most commonly spoken language in Austenasia, known and used daily by the majority of the population. English is generally the only language used for government business, although some Latin is rarely used for more ceremonial occasions. There are exceptions to the dominance of English in Austenasia. In Enfriqua, French is the vernacular; Marathi in Imperia; Turkish in Chalcedon and Trebizond; and Ukrainian in Chersoneses.



Since the reign of Esmond III, a world-view often known as the Imperium theory has grown in popularity within Austenasia, being partially adopted by official legislation during the reigns of Jonathan I and his predecessor. This worldview, which is both officially and popularly adhered to by the other Carshalton Nations and also particularly prevalent amongst the Austenasian Armed Forces, attaches significant importance to the title "Emperor", viewing the Austenasian Throne as being in succession to that of the Roman Emperors. This has helped accelerate the increase of monarchical authority in Austenasia and also resulted in several Roman elements being adopted by the Empire, such as a Latin national motto loosely based on SPQR, the institution of a Senate and of annually-appointed consuls, and - most openly - the inclusion of "Emperor and Autocrat of the Romans" in the official style of the Monarch.


Religions professed by Austenasians as of 20 April 2020

Since 21 June 2017, Austenasia has been an officially Christian country. Only baptised Christians are eligible to inherit and hold the Throne, Christian feast days are celebrated as public holidays, and Christian symbols are used for example in the national coat of arms. However, freedom of Austenasians to choose and practice their own religion has been guaranteed by law since December 2008, and is entrenched under Article XII, Paragraph C of the Constitution.

From the founding of Austenasia in September 2008 until the introduction of the first non-residential subject in April 2010, the entirety of Austenasia's population identified as Methodist Christians. As more people joined Austenasia, the proportion of Methodists with Austenasia declined, and Methodism is now professed by only 6.7% of the population.

Out of all Austenasian subjects and residents, over four-fifths profess belief in a religion and less than a fifth identify as atheist or agnostic.

As of April 2020, over half of Austenasians (55%) identify themselves as Christians. The main other two religions are Sunni Islam and Hinduism, which together make up 20.2% of the population.


Residents of Austenasia's enclaves read newspapers imported from and watch television channels broadcast from their neighbouring countries. The Austenasian Times is the semi-official Austenasian news service, founded by Jonathan I in November 2012 while he was still Crown Prince.

Austenasia has its own broadcasting corporation, Austenasian Television Productions (ATP). ATP, founded in December 2008, as well as publishing the Prime Minister's Broadcasts, also produces films for two series - Austenasian Events, small documentaries which record events concerning the Empire, and Cool Barbie, a sci-fi fantasy drama about a Barbie's encounters with extraterrestrials and villains in a world where toys are alive. All of these films are published on the ATP YouTube account, where they can be viewed free of charge. The former Lord Charles C. also produced Austenasian videos which he published on his website, Grinning Kettles. These videos were stop motion animated and contained surrealism and nonsense. Bogeyshire is a web series that includes four of these videos and Die Fairgrassen! is one other of said videos.


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