Grand Duchy of Personia

The Grand Duchy of Personia (Pērsāņas Dažkuņegita) is a small micronation located in Northern Europe. It is a Roxist country, with around 30 inhabitants. It was formed in 2018, 2nd of April, but the constitution signed on 26.12.2020. It is only recognized by other, fellow, micronations, however not recognized by any other state.

Grand Duchy of Personia
Personian flag
Flag
Motto: "La plej kara el ni, La lando de la homoj, kiuj amas kaj kreskas. Personia!" (In Esperanto.)
Anthem: Precious land!
Capital
and largest city
Kokpils
Official languagesEnglish, Latvian and Personian
Recognised national languagesPersonian and Latvian
DemonymPersonian
GovernmentRoxism
• Princastatus
Roberts the 1st
LegislatureUnicameral
Independence Declared from Latvia
• Duchy Declared
April 2018
Area
• Total
0.1 km2 (0.039 sq mi)
• Water (%)
20%
Population
• 31 (2021) estimate
31
• Density
4/km2 (10.4/sq mi)
CurrencyPersonian Lakte
Time zone UTC+2
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Drives on theright
Patron saintSaint Jānis the 2nd

Etymology

The title of Personia comes from the local river, as Personia is located between two rivers, the Daugava, and the other river. Personia used to be the title of a possible community of people, named Personians, which still exist today, in Personia.

History

Personia was first formed before the viking ages, it is thought they came with the Balts, or maybe, with other minorities, maybe coming from areas like Germany. They mainly lived in the forest, and around the daugava and how they called it, "Mājēnas" river. They traded with many, and fought with other Balts, even Lithuanians, possibly. Around 700, they began to expand all around the territories, and build several villages. Some very important leaders lead the Personians to a golden age, possibly even trading with Arabs. During when the German crusaders came in, it is reported that they heavily resisted, and raided several Balts, and destroying Germans till the battle of Saule, after which, they had a small uprising, and held their territories with the Semigallians for some time, during the Polish times they lived normal lives, and currently, the Personian government is researching their villages and camps. Historical minorities like Jews, Baltic Germans, Ukranians, Latvians, Lithuanians, and others still exist today. Personia was officialy reformed in 2018, April the second. The constitution wasn't written for 2 more years, as in 2020 the constitution was written, and Personia officialy began to rise in Population and territory. The Personian civil war happened in 01/22/2021. The civil war were mere ambushes and attacks, resulting in the "Three leader period." The three leader period was a period where the three leaders of each sides of the civil war ruled, during this time the economy had been in shambles, and neither leader could agree on anything. Later, the 25th of January coup d'etat happened, resulting in 2 of the three leaders arrested. After the coup, the old Duke took power. In 2021, Personia joined the Progressive association, and is waiting to get accepted into LIN. As of February, 2021 Personia is a roxist state with around 31 inhabitants, most being Personians, however, only making up a mere 30% of the population. In the 8th of March, 3 days after Roberts birthday, Ambestan and Personia had united into Lettija, with Personia still having a lot of Autonomy. However, soon, Lettija would dissolve and Personia continued to be a country.

Religion

After the 2021 census, the current majority religion is Christianity, however, the others are:

Christianity 56%

Paganism 20%

Orthodox 13%

Athiesm 6%

Lutheranism 3%

Islamic 3%


The small Islamic community is currently being revived by the government as of now. Personia has a roman catholic church in it's claims, which the citizens of Personia visit quite frequently.

Ethnicity demographics

The 2021 census has prooved that the current majority are Personians, the natives of the territory, while the second largest minority are Americans, speaking the American Personian dialect.


Baltic German/German/Swiss - 16%

2% Brit

2% Jewish

31% Personian

4% Indian

4% Lithuanian

4% Latvian

2% Nexan

2% Melanisian

2% Serb

2% Ukranian

4% Romanian

2% Estonian/Finn

22% American


Political parties

As Personia is a roxist state, it has a conventus, this means, parties exists. Each party has around 2 seats in the Conventus, the national conventus elections of Personia for 2021 had happened, resulting in a sweeping Roxist party victory, with the second party with the most votes being the monarchists. There are currently 7 parties.

Geography

For a small size, Personia is very diverse in both geography and population. Personia has swamps, 2 rivers, several lakes and ponds, hills and mountains, and mainly, forests.

Personia is located in northern europe, in the baltic area, in Selonia, nearby Latgale, so the geography of these areas reflects on Personia and it's people.

Economy

The Personian economy is controled mainly by the constitution, which prevents factories from being used. The economy is centered around the great, Personian agricultural fields. These fields make potatos, cherries, Cucumbers, Tomatos, garlic, Onion, As well as eggs, honey, grapes, and strawberries. There are also the Personian charcoal mounds, used to produce and later, sell charcoal. Nearby Personia, wheat fields exist, so those are sometimes used too. Some of the companies that exist in Personia, also produce items like soft drinks, and even cars (The car company was made before the constitutions second accepting, this means it is technically illegal.) Bicycles are also made in Personia.

Transportation

Transport is mainly limited to Bicycles and cars. No public transport is currently available in Personia. Roads are mainly made from concrete or stone.

Diplomacy

Personia keeps relations with Ambestan and the Nexan republic, also with the nations of the Progressive Association, being a full member of it. It established it's first relations on the day the official constitution was signed, with the Ambestani.

Honours and awards

The only award that exists in Personia is the "Lauvkāja" cross, it is awarded to the people that have done much to Personia and it's people. It is popular in the military and between artists and writers.

Administrative divisions

Civil Flag Coat of Arms Name Population Governor Notes
 
Flag of Terija
 
Coat of arms of Terija
Terijas congregation municipality
5
Clockerius the holy
Bishop of Personia, Lord of Terijas
n/a