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The Congress is dominated by a conservative Christian voting bloc commandeered by Emperor Markus II and [[Pende Johannes]].
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==Armed Forces==
 
==Armed Forces==

Revision as of 23:22, 23 January 2016

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

Holy Empire of New Israel

 

 


Flag of New Israel2.pngNewIsraelCoatofArms.png

Motto
Standing on the Truth of God's Word and the Gospel
Anthem
Jesus Shall Reign Where'er The Sun
350px

Pontifical Anthem


Map of New Israel.png [click to expand]
Capital city20px Augustinople
Largest citySeal of Sullivan.png Sullivan
Official language(s)English
Official religion(s)Christianity, Judaism
DemonymNew Israeli
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy
- EmperorMarkus II
- Supreme ChancellorLord Landon Hildebrandt
- Grand InquisitorPending appointment
LegislatureImperial Congress
Established1 March 2013
CurrencyUnited States Dollar
Time zoneCentral Standard Time
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 other overseas possessions. The heartland of the Holy Empire is the Kingdom of Freihetia, which also surrounds the capital city of Augustinople and is neighbored by several other states.

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.

New Israel also forms a union with Saxony, which is an imperial circle of the Holy Empire.

Relevant history prior to the formation of the Holy Empire

King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella with their subjects.

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. After Spain gained a permanent foothold in the Americas, Bartolomé de las Casas, the royal Protector of the Indians[1] urged the Spanish to abolish Indian slavery, arguing from Biblical positions.

The first English colony, was established in 1607. The generosity and knowledge of hospitable local Indians created a friendship between the colonists and the Natives. This friendship is highlighted in the American (and New Israeli) celebration of Thanksgiving. The English also allied with the local Indians in a war against an aggressive neighboring tribe, solidifying the colonial presence.

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

By the end of the seventeenth century, European colonies had full control of the east coast of the modern United States. Among these were the thirteen English colonies, which spanned from Maine to Georgia. These colonies were burdened with special taxes in the aftermath of the French and Indian War, which led to resentment of the British by colonists.

Following the tragedy of the Boston Massacre, the colonies were galvanized and further disillusioned from 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.

History of the Holy Empire

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. In January 2016, Saxmark was dissolved and no Saxon territories remain in the Holy Empire of New Israel, yet Markus continues to hold the title of Saxon Emperor.


Government

Emperor of the Holy Empire

Emperor of the Holy Empire of New Israel
Monarchy
Imperial
Flag of New Israel2.png
Incumbent
Markus II

Style His Majesty
First monarch Inaugural holder
Formation 1 March 2013

The Emperor of New Israel has a wide range of authorities. The Emperor's duties include the governance and oversight of the Imperial Congress (the Holy Empire's legislature), appointment of the rulers of various states and the electors, 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.

Currently, the constitutional convention of the Holy Empire proposes punishment for any possible "immoral or unlawful behavior" committed by the Emperor. Further amendments suggest the formation of an Imperial Diet to handle the transfer of imperial authority (and the abolition of a hereditary monarchy in favor of an elective monarchy).

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.

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

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, New Israel's closest neighboring state besides the U.S..

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 and 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

Effectively, the service eligibility is constrained to all able-bodied men, Christian or Jew, above the age of eighteen years; without debilitation, whether spiritual, moral, or physical, are eligible for military service in the Holy Empire.

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).

The western states of the Holy Empire

The church of New Israel has adopted the Pontifical Anthem of the Catholic Church for its own use.

Creationism

Markus II adheres to the doctrine of young earth creationism. Since 2012, his own kingdom of Freihetia has mandated the teaching of creationism in public schools. Decrees issued in early 2014 established these principles throughout the entire Holy Empire.

Geography

The flowering dogwood tree is the official tree of the U.S. state of Missouri, and is a native tree species in the Holy Empire.
Sialia sialis, also known as the eastern bluebird, is a small bird commonly found in woodlands and farms of the Holy Empire.

Flora and Fauna

Pastureland, fields, and forest (with little human habitation save for farms) make up the lands of Sanaberga, Argo and Boone Creek. Cattle, pigs, and horses are common on farmlands. In open fields, deer are known to roam, occasionally causing harm to travelers on the roads (deer collisions with vehicles are frequent).

A forest of thickets and pine trees are located southeast of Augustinople. However, most of the forestry surrounding the capital is deciduous.

Common animals to the Americas, particularly squirrels and rabbits, inhabit forests.

There are many species of birds - ranging from the smallest hummingbid to the larger birds-of-prey. Eagles, though rare, are occasionally spotted in the Holy Empire. Through October and November, the skies are often dotted with these birds heading south for the winter.

A white-tailed deer in a Missouri forest. Deer hunting season is a popular pastime in the Holy Empire, and it is a matter of necessity, as deer are known to breed rapidly.

Public parks and lakes in the Holy Empire are typically populated with ducks and geese through the spring and summer months.

Climate

Both the eastern states and western states of the Holy Empire are classified as temperate climates with four annual seasons.

Climate data for Augustinople and surrounding states
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 4.4
(39.9)
7.2
(45)
13.3
(55.9)
19.7
(67.5)
24.6
(76.3)
29.5
(85.1)
31.7
(89.1)
31.1
(88)
26.8
(80.2)
20.3
(68.5)
13.1
(55.6)
5.8
(42.4)
18.9
(66)
Average low °C (°F) -4.6
(23.7)
-2.4
(27.7)
2.6
(36.7)
8.4
(47.1)
14
(57)
19.3
(66.7)
21.7
(71.1)
20.8
(69.4)
15.9
(60.6)
9.4
(48.9)
3.4
(38.1)
-2.8
(27)
8.8
(47.8)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 61
(2.4)
56.9
(2.24)
84.3
(3.319)
93.7
(3.689)
119.9
(4.72)
108.7
(4.28)
104.4
(4.11)
75.9
(2.988)
79.5
(3.13)
84.6
(3.331)
99.3
(3.909)
72.1
(2.839)
1,040.4
(40.961)
Source: NOAA (relative humidity and sun 1961-1990)[2]

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
Spice Wars

References