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[[File:Christian Coalition.png|thumb|left|280px|The Christian Coalition of the Holy Empire has a dominant position in the Congress]]Pending the ratification of the [[Constitution of New Israel|Second Constitution]], the Holy Empire's legislation is deliberated in a unicameral ''Imperial Knesset''. The Second Constitution of the Holy Empire will establish the Imperial Congress, which shall be comprised of the Knesset and a House of Representatives elected by the people of each state.
 
[[File:Christian Coalition.png|thumb|left|280px|The Christian Coalition of the Holy Empire has a dominant position in the Congress]]Pending the ratification of the [[Constitution of New Israel|Second Constitution]], the Holy Empire's legislation is deliberated in a unicameral ''Imperial Knesset''. The Second Constitution of the Holy Empire will establish the Imperial Congress, which shall be comprised of the Knesset and a House of Representatives elected by the people of each state.
  
[[File:Shepherds.png|thumb|right|200px|The Shepherds of the Nation group has a presence in the Holy Empire's Congress]] The ''Imperial Knesset'' is comprised of members appointed by the Emperor. The Knesset is fixed at a minimum of seven seats and a maximum of twenty seats greater than the House of Representatives.
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[[File:SaxonConservatives.png|thumb|right|200px|The Saxon Conservative party has a presence in the Holy Empire's Congress]] The ''Imperial Knesset'' is comprised of members appointed by the Emperor. The Knesset is fixed at a minimum of seven seats and a maximum of twenty seats greater than the House of Representatives.
  
 
Members of Congress are privileged a small compensation. The Twenty-Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution is affixed to Article IV, Section 8 of the New Israel Constitution:
 
Members of Congress are privileged a small compensation. The Twenty-Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution is affixed to Article IV, Section 8 of the New Israel Constitution:

Revision as of 13:45, 8 October 2015

For the micronation also known as New Israel founded in the 1980s, see New Israel (1985-88).

Holy Empire of New Israel

 

 


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Motto
Standing on the Truth of God's Word and the Gospel
Anthem
Jesus Shall Reign Where'er The Sun
Other traditional anthems
Hail Columbia!
The Star Spangled Banner
Holy Empire Atlas.png
Imperial states of New Israel [click to expand]
Capital cityAugustinople
Largest citySullivan
Official language(s)English
Official religion(s)Christianity, Judaism
DemonymNew Israeli
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy
- EmperorMarkus II
- Supreme ChancellorLord Landon Hildebrandt
- Supreme Apostolic GovernorTo be determined by Synod (elections impending)
LegislatureImperial Knesset
Established1 March 2013
CurrencyUnited States Dollar
Time zoneCentral Standard Time
National sportSoccer
National animalLamb
Patron saintApostle Paul


The Holy Empire of New Israel is an American Christian state founded on 1 March 2013 as the successor to the Empire of Freihetia. Founded initially as a "united Christian empire", it evolved into a broad union encompassing New Israel, Saxony, and several colonial possessions. Although this large union was short lived, the Kingdom of Freihetia, which seats the capital city of Augustinople and over thirty states, remains loyal to the throne.

Comprising approximately a hundred square miles, approximately thirty miles south of the Missouri River; the nation is bordered on north, south, and west by rural areas and on the east, the Meramec River.

Many colonial possessions are no longer administrated and have been renounced as New Israeli territories. Thus, New Israel spans only one enclave in central Missouri, United States.

History

Antiquity

Native American tribes in the 1800s.

Hypotheses drawn from the Biblical narrative corroborate that the first settlers arrived in America after the Tower of Babel incident[1][2]. This narrative, commonly accepted in the Holy Empire, is opposed in much of the Western world[3].

Colonization and the American Revolution

The first permanent colony was established by the Kingdom of Spain under the rule of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, first governed by Admiral Christopher Columbus. In addition to colonization in North America, various colonies were created in Patagonia as well, mostly under Spanish or Portuguese rule.

The Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés successfully led a rebellion against the Aztec Empire from 1519 to 1521. In this, the remnants of the Aztec Empire were Christianized and pagan practices such as human sacrifice were put to an end. Unfortunately, most of the Natives were killed off, presumably from European diseases.

Although establishing colonies and gaining wealth were of interest, the devout crusader monarchs of Spain were primarily intending to spread the Christian faith. Despite many setbacks, Spain gained a permanent foothold in the Americas. Bartolomé de las Casas, the royal Protector of the Indians[4] urged the Spanish to put a stop to the slavery of Indians, arguing from Biblical positions.

The first English colony, Jamestown, was established in 1607. Jamestown's citizens were Christian, but a Christian government was not necessarily present. Out of over 150 colonists, only a single minister was taken with them from England. In addition, a socialistic economic policy doomed the settlement to starvation and disarray early on. This socialistic system involved a class of gentlemen who came from England with the desire to search for gold alone, and not to plant food. When gold was not to be found, many gentlemen continued refusing to work, while the rest of the settlement worked communally, sharing food. This proved disastrous - the lack of food, combined with poor soil, refusal to move camp, and the distraction of gold-digging caused a Starving Time for over a year. The generosity and knowledge of hospitable local Indians created a friendship between the colonists and the Natives. The Natives also allied with the local Indians in a war against an aggressive neighboring tribe, solidifying Jamestown's presence. The following year, in 1609, supplies, and a new governor, arrived to assess the situation. This ended the Jamestown catastrophe.

The more successful colony was Massachusetts Bay, established by Puritan Christians in 1630. In this colony, all were required to attend work and attend church. Biblical principles were enshrined in the colony early on in its founding document, the Mayflower Compact.

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General George Washington (1732-1799), First President of the United States.

When division emerged between Britain and the American colonies after a century and a half of relative cooperation, the United States was beginning to be established. In the tragedy of the Boston Massacre, the colonies were galvanized and further disillusioned from the harsh policies of the British. In 1776, with the Revolutionary War well under way, a formal Declaration of Independence was issued, proclaiming the colonies as free nations, and the God-given rights of all to life and liberty. Eight years after the beginning of the war, the United States was formally recognized, and four years later, the Constitution of the United States was written and ratified.

Freihetia

In 2009, precursor states to Freihetia were established, eventually becoming a formal government in June of the same year. At the conclusion of 2009, the country of Freihetia had disbanded and was not revived formally until 1 August 2010. It maintained a permanent existence until the country began to deteriorate in December of 2012, experiencing secession of its foreign territories and internal strife. This led to calls for the replacement of Freihetia with a new Christian empire, united with a newfound ally, the Saxon Empire. This Christian empire, though short lived, was a precursor to the Holy Empire of New Israel, first proposed in late February 2013, and formally established on the 1 March 2013.

Establishment Controversy

Shortly after New Israel's establishment, several nations announced their opposition to the new nation in a continuation of the heated sentiments that had intensified from the dissolution of the Confederate States of Prosperity and the failed coup of the 18 December 2012. The First Spice War lasted only a month during February of 2013, and ended de facto with the creation of New Israel. With Freihetia now dissolved into New Israel, the diplomatic controversies of Freihetia and its leaders continued regardless, leading to the Second Spice War on 1 April 2013.

Third Spice War

After a year and a half of unity, the nation faced a theological schism between the Freihetian states and the nation of Saxony, culminating in a declaration of independence from Saxony on 18 July 2014 and a declaration of war from New Israel ten days later. This conflict, the Third Spice War, also known as the West Germanic Bishop's War, was brief and concluded on the 8 August 2014 after the Wurtige Empire issued personal threats against the New Israeli Emperor.

Saxon Reconciliation and Independence

In recent times, the Holy Empire and Saxony have become peaceable towards one another. On 10 Aug 2015, the Holy Empire declared independence from the Wurtige Empire.

Government

Emperor of the Holy Empire

The Emperor of New Israel has a wide range of authorities. The Emperor's duties include the governance and oversight of the Imperial Knesset (the Holy Empire's legislature), appointment of the rulers of various states, execution of sentences, pardons and reprieve; negotiating treaties and declarations of war with consent of the Congress and exclusivity over the armed forces and militias. With the consent of the Congress and the Imperial Christian Synod of the Holy Empire, the Emperor may assume the governance of the Apostolic Church of New Israel.

The Constitution of New Israel provides punishment for any possible "immoral or unlawful behavior" committed by the Emperor.

The Emperor shall be privileged from arrest, and may only be removed from authority for one (1) year by decree of the House of Representatives and the Imperial Christian Synod. In the event of removal from authority due to immoral or unlawful behavior, the Emperor may be lawfully arrested by the Congress and confined to the Palace with reasonable accommodations for no more than three (3) days, upon which he may remain in probation for the duration of the year.

— Constitution of New Israel

[citation needed]

Imperial Congress

The Christian Coalition of the Holy Empire has a dominant position in the Congress

Pending the ratification of the Second Constitution, the Holy Empire's legislation is deliberated in a unicameral Imperial Knesset. The Second Constitution of the Holy Empire will establish the Imperial Congress, which shall be comprised of the Knesset and a House of Representatives elected by the people of each state.

The Saxon Conservative party has a presence in the Holy Empire's Congress

The Imperial Knesset is comprised of members appointed by the Emperor. The Knesset is fixed at a minimum of seven seats and a maximum of twenty seats greater than the House of Representatives.

Members of Congress are privileged a small compensation. The Twenty-Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution is affixed to Article IV, Section 8 of the New Israel Constitution:

No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened.

— Constitution of New Israel

[citation needed]

The Congress is dominated by a conservative Christian voting bloc commandeered by Emperor Markus II.

Armed Forces

According to the text of the second Constitution, the Holy Empire's armed forces are exclusively directed by the Emperor or one of his representatives.

The armed forces are structured into a broad central command called the New Israel Expeditionary Forces under the direction of the Supreme Commander. The Constitution refers to this armed group as the Imperial Army.

The Gadsen Flag is the banner of the New Israel militia corps. This flag is also used in Delvera and in many constitutionalist political movements.

The New Israel Expeditionary Forces are grouped into the Frontier Command group and the Meramec Command group. The Frontier Command controls military and strategic locations in the western areas of the Holy Empire; whereas the Meramec Command controls military and strategic locations in the eastern areas of the Holy Empire bordering the Meramec River.

The strategic value of the Meramec River is cause for the deployment of several military groups there, which include the Naval Corps Second Fleet, the Coast Guard First and the New Israel Fourth Army. The Boone Creek region is guarded by the Strain Militia, the Naval Corps Third Fleet, and the Coast Guard Second.

Theoretically, defensible positions of the Holy Empire are located along the Meramec, Bourbeuse and Boone Creek waterways, as well as numerous points of topographic value scattered throughout the wilderness of the countryside.

Structure

New Israel Expeditionary Forces
Frontier Command

  • New Israel First Army
  • New Israel Second Army (inactive)
  • Naval Corps First Fleet
  • Naval Corps Third Fleet
  • Coast Guard Second
  • Strain Militia

Meramec Command

  • New Israel Third Army
  • New Israel Fourth Army
  • New Israel First and Second Air Wing (not operational)
  • Naval Corps Second Fleet
  • Coast Guard First
  • Meramec Militia

Service eligibility

The Imperial Army of the Holy Empire does not send women into combat situations. Homosexual men, pagans, those with health issues or those who fail to meet age criteria are also barred from the armed forces.

Culture

Anthem

Jesus shall reign where'er the Sun doth his successive journeys run; His kingdom stretch from shore to shore till moons shall wax and wane no more.

— Anthem of New Israel

Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun is the anthem of the Holy Empire and a famous Christian hymn composed by Isaac Watts (1674-1748).

Foreign Relations

The Holy Empire's foreign relations are selective. The Holy Empire forms alliances and treaties of peace with nations supportive of the Holy Empire and the Christian faith.

See also

Saxon Empire

References