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Kingdom of Baustralia

Baustralia (/bəˈstrliə, ɒ-/ (About this sound (listen))) is a landlocked micronation with minor creeks running through which account for 7% of its superficial area. It claims sovereignty over land claims in Canada and minor claims in the United States. It is the head of the Baustralian Empire, governing over three states claimed as a result of the Baustralian Conquest. It's first and current reigning monarch is John I, who also holds the titles of King and Emperor of Ostreum.

Baustralia (US and Canada).svg
Capital
and largest city
Cascadia, Holderton
Official languagesEnglish
Recognised national languagesBaustralian
Recognised regional languagesLatin, Japanese, French
Religion
(2018)
  • 89% Christianity
  • 8% Other
  • 3% None
Demonym(s)Baustralian
GovernmentParliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
John I
Nick Sullivan
Sir John Timpson
LegislatureParliament
House of Lords
House of Commons
Independence from Canada
• Declaration of Independence
20 June 2017
• Current constitution
2 July 2017
Area
• Total
3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
• Water (%)
7
Population
• 2020 estimate
108
• Density
36/km2 (93.2/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
ᛒ284·27 BUB
• Per capita
ᛒ3·47 BUB
MPI 5.125 (2020)
CurrencyBaustralian Boerc (BUB; ᛒ)
Time zoneUTC-5 to -4
• Summer (DST)
UTC-4 to -3
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy; AD
Driving sideright
Calling code+1
Patron saintSt. George
RIS 002 codeBU

Contents

Etymology

The name of Baustralia came about when John I and John Timpson was imagining a country of naval prowess and was similar to Australia in topography and climate. Due to these similarities, a 'B' was added.

For the name of Australia, it is derived from the Latin australis, meaning "southern", and inspired by the hypothetical Terra Australis of pre-modern geography.[1]

History

The idea for the formation of Baustralia came to mind when the King John I was doing a geography project on types of governments. Upon researching, John stumbled upon Sealand, and Molossia. After careful thought and planning came the formation.

A week after formation, Cold Creek, the province that contains the capital, had a coup d'état and was settled by a treaty to allow separation, this done in the best interests of the Baustralians. This coup caused the capital to move from Cold Creek to Cascadia.

Then, the king and John Timpson started work on the constitution, and upon royal approval, the Kingdom became a constitutional monarchy, based upon the likes of the United Kingdom. The kingdom is now 3 years and 18 days old.

Baustralian Conquest

Seen as a threat by neighbouring countries, multiple wars were fought against the Kingdom. Most countries ended up being underpowered, causing Baustralia to annex the land. This group of battles was nicknamed the Baustralian Conquest and later was made official.

The country annexed 9 hectares of land from Canada, to create two federal districts: Holderton County (6 hectares), and HM's District (3 hectares). On 3 July 2017, 23:45 EDT, a treaty to annex Flavora was signed and was created a province under the same name (14 hectares). More annexing happened, after hiring some persons to become ministers of the government, which required the King to annex them into Baustralia so they become citizens. This caused a huge area boost from around 30 hectares to about 80 hectares, an area boost of 167%.

The Battle of Tentacion Creek was the only loss of the Baustralian Conquest, as they had failed to keep them as a province, and ended up as their own country which later joined the Empire.

Government and politics

The government is a constitutional monarchy, with a bicameral government. The upper house, the House of Lords, consists of the speaker, and all peers of Baustralia. The lower house, House of Commons, consists of the Cabinet Ministers and a speaker. Sometimes, the prime minister will join as Member of Parliament for Holderton or Lord High Treasurer.

The current government, the Sullivan ministry is chaired by Nick Sullivan, leader of the Conservative party. The party holds a majority of seats in the House of Commons elected through first-past-the-post voting with 9 seats, with 6 seats required for a majority. The current Prime Minister is Nick Sullivan and has been since April 2020.

Political parties

List of political parties in Baustralia as of 26 April 2019
Name Leader Ideology Ridings in the House of Commons Seats in the House of Lords
Conservative Party of Baustralia Nick Sullivan Conservatism
7 / 11
7 / 9
Grand Union of Leftist Parties Charles Burgardt Socialism, Liberalism, Libertarianism, Marxist-Leninist communism
1 / 11
1 / 9

Law and order

All citizens are subject to Canadian law, as well as the Criminal Code of Baustralia, a compilation of law-based acts. Multiple crimes have been recorded in Baustralia.

On 7 January 2018, John I was discussing a deal with the queen of Flavora, when the queen of Edstmae commenced to listen. Considered espionage, he quickly arrested her, and sentenced her to one hour without slime, see Rex v. Katelynn of Wabasso. Once again, the Princess of Wabasso committed treason and was sentenced eight hours without slime.

On 15 January 2018, John I lead HRNRS Baustralia ashore in Canada as Commander. In Canada, Timpson believed he was no longer under His Majesty's command. Then, when the King told him to protect him, he didn't. This enraged John, charging him with insubordination.

On 6 April 2019, Aidan McGrath had set Baustralia up to be destroyed by the Kapresh government, Quebec government and the Ikonian crown. This was revealed after the treaty of Charriot'sville was signed.

On 22 April 2020, after discussing what laws had to be modified in order to bind the King of Baustralia by law in accordance with the Monarchy (Immunity) Act. After seeing that the Act stated that laws had to be modified to explicitly state they bound the King, the Underground Alliance, the party of four and the defendants, tried to try him for criminal mischief. After they were made aware that treason was not yet a charge that bound the King, they uprose and declared a rebellion along with the Viscount Parker. After a very short trial, Lord Jenkinson decided that Thompson as head of the rebellion, Parker, and Sullivan would all be charged with high treason and styled 'The Horrible', while the other two would be charged with treason. The five were also charged with conspiring to commit mutiny.

National symbols

National Arms

 
Royal coat of arms of Baustralia, Grand Cross Knight of the Order of St. George variant)

The absolute monarchy had passed two symbols to be used. The first being the flag, which is still used today. The second is the original coat of arms. It has been changed multiple times and is now set to be the longest used armorial achievement used by the Government.

Great Seal

After the Baustralian government was formed, the government designed a seal to be used with letters-patent and letters-close. it has had two iterations since it's birth, and though it has been designed, it has not been manufactured.

Foreign relations

Baustralia has very few diplomatic ties to other micronations.

It used to a member state of the Economic Union of States, among 5 other states, before quitting due to the satirical, and false information said by members, and head of the union. Also, it used the head of the United Micronational Organization in favor of War (UMOW), with one member state, Tentacion, before it was rebranded into the Baustralian Commonwealth, and subsequently the Baustralian Empire.

The relationship between Edstmae, and Baustralia, was tense at some points because Renessmae of Edstmae was once a princess of Baustralia. Also, she was removed from the family after she spied on a monarchical meeting between John, and the Queen of Flavora. Relations are becoming less tense though, and a deal to release Renessmae's room from the territory and incorporate it into Edstmae was passed. This territory was re-annexed after Renessmae abdicated, and John inherited the throne.

March 2018, Baustralia was part of a group called the Economic Union of States, but later left due to an increasing amount of satirical and embellished content by other members.

February 2019, Baustralia applied to join the Grand Unified Micronational, and was voted as a provisional member with a vote of 4-2-3 (for, against, abstain), but full membership was voted against with a vote of 5-6-1, thereby expelling Baustralia from the GUM.[2] Provisional membership was later reinstated. A court case from the Kingdom of Quebec and the Kingdom of Ikonia, Quebec et al. v. Baustralia was served in the GUM but all charges were dismissed.[3] Baustralia was later expelled from the GUM through a vote of 7-3-4.[4]

In June 2019, Baustralia had rocky relations with the Kingdom of Eureka because of the defection of Patrick Garofano. They were at a state of war with Eureka[5][6] and Rmhoania.[7] After the treaty of Brighton was signed, Eureka had switched sides.

In June 2019, the territory of Northumbria was ceded from the Gradonian province of New Hesse.

Baustralia dissolved the League of Nations on 3 October 2019.

Recognized countries

  Austenasia, and dependencies since 2 July 2017
All member states of the   United Nations since 2 July 2017
  Taiwan since 2 July 2017
  Paloma since 20 November 2020
  Ikonia, and dependencies since 19 December 2018
All member states of the   Grand Unified Micronational since 22 March 2019
  Eureka since 29 March 2019
  Gradonia since 12 June 2019
  Belcity since 11 March 2020

Military

Defence Council
Adm F
HM John I the King
C in C/Ld H Adm
ACM
Lord Carleton
CDS
Adm
John Timpson
1SL/CNS
Gen
Geoffery Audas
CGS
Gen
Julian Kostuik
CAS
WO
Marchioness Smith
BCPO
WO
Mara Arthur
FCPO
WO
Abby Rashotte
ASM
WO
Liam Munroe
AirSM

The military is operated by the Baustralian Armed Forces (BAF) and has three branches, His Royal Navy, Baustralian Army and His Royal Air Force. The military may also be aided by the Canadian Armed Forces, the United States Armed Forces, and the Australian Defence Force. It is headed by the Commander in Chief and Lord High Admiral, King John I, and commanded by the Defence Council of Baustralia.

The current Commander-in-Chief and Lord High Admiral is Admiral of the Fleet John I, and the Chief of the Defence Staff is Air Chief Marshal the Baron of Carleton. The Baustralian sergeant major is Warrant officer Greg Watts.

His Royal Navy

His Royal Navy consists of HMS Promise. Command is done through the Admiralty board, and issues orders through the Admiralty Orders. The Admiralty is a board that consists of the Lord High Admiral, First Sea Lord, and the Second Sea Lord. A second board, the Naval Board, consists of the Admiralty and the Fleet Chief Petty Officer. His Royal Navy also has a fighting arm on top of the navy itself, the Naval Air Arm, the flying arm of the navy.

The current First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff is Admiral J.S. Timpson, and the Second Sea Lord and Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff is Vice admiral the Princess of Wabasso. The Fleet chief petty officer is Warrant officer Mara Arthur. Naval Air Arm is commanded by Captain Zoe Parsonson, while the Warrant Officer Naval Air Arm is Warrant officer Kyle Simpson.

Baustralian Army

Similar to His Royal Navy, the Baustralian Army’s command is done through the War Board and issues orders through the War Orders. The War Board is a board that consists of the Commander in Chief, the Chief of the General Staff and the Army Sergeant Major. The Baustralian Army has two regiments, the 1st Kings Grenadier regiment and the 1st Field Ambulance.

The current Chief of the General Staff is General G.R. Audas, and the Deputy Chief of the General Staff is Major general E.M. Parker. The Army sergeant major is Warrant officer A.R. Rashotte.

His Royal Air Force

The junior service, His Royal Air Force’s command is done through the Air Board and issues orders through the Air Orders. The Air Board is a board that consists of the Commander in Chief, the Chief of the Air Staff and the Air Sergeant Major. The only squadron, part of 1 Wing is 1 Squadron HRAF.

The current Chief of the Air Staff is Air Chief Marshal J. Kostuik, and the Deputy Chief of the Air Staff is Air Marshal the Lord Parker. The Air sergeant major is Warrant officer L.A.A. Munroe.

Geography and climate

The territory is mainly flat. It is comprised of 13 provinces and boasts a total area of 3 kilometres. Primarily surrounded by Canada, it has the majority of its land in the Saint Lawrence Lowlands, Canadian shield and Interior Plains. The three United States territories are located in the Midwest (Layus Island and Dynexistan) and South United States (New Texas).

Climate

Climate data for Baustralia
Towerhill Farm in Wabasso, Mild Pond, before the foundation of Baustralia

Territory

There are thirteen administrative divisions of Baustralia, also known as provinces, which total a population of 90, and roughly 3 square kilometres (1.2 sq mi) in area.

When Cold Creek separated, the only territory that remained was Mild Pond, then the house of His Majesty was claimed to become His Majesty's District. The Prime Minister then offered his house which became Holderton County. Then the area behind His Majesty's District, which at the time was a creek with a forest, so it was named Forest Creek, and to even out the area, a 1 ha area from Norfolk Island was annexed. The next territory was annexed when Flavora was ceded to Baustralia.

Later, John annexed a 0.11-hectare island to become Landspotter, a 0.4-hectare plot of land owned by the Minister of Foreign Affairs to become Wooler, a 0.27 ha area of land owned by the Minister of National Defence to become Greystone County, and a 0.01 ha house, a 0.05 ha house in Quinte West called O'Neil, and a 0.02 ha house in New Braunfels, TX, USA to become New Texas, adding a total of 0.81 hectares of land to Baustralia. Later a 3 m2 room was combined with Flavora to create the Shared Territory of Independent Flavora and Baustralia in exchange for a larger room in the Kingdom of Flavora, which measures 0.03 hectares. It has since been returned. The ex-Minister of Revenue had also given her territory to become Trenton.

In November 2018, the Province of London separated as part of the Rmhoanian referendum.[11]

Transport

The road system in the Kingdom consists of a primary road system – The Baustralian Road – a secondary road system – The Provincial Road – and a tertiary road system for municipal highways, and county roads. Primary, secondary, and tertiary roads are maintained by the Baustralian Routes Office, while the quaternary roads – other road systems – are maintained by their towns, or if the town requests, the Routes Office may also aide in maintaining them. The Secretary of State for Routes is Chase Lameroux.

The air travel system is also maintained by the Routes Office. The only civilian airport is Wabasso National Airport, which is serviced by the flag carrier, Bausair. Geospatial travel is maintained by the Ministry of Areospatial Exploration. The ministry has no commissioned spacecraft. However, Baustralia has applied to join the Joint International Space Administration.

Economy

 
ᛒ100·00 BUB note

The Kingdom has no major industries, and therefore has a minimal GDP. The currency is a Beorc, currently set at the price of silver per gram.[12][13]

See also

References

  1. "Australia" Archived 23 December 2016 at the Wayback Machine – Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. Adam I (11 February 2019). "Quorum, 10th February 2019". Grand Unified Micronational. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  3. Adam I (19 May 2019). "Quebec et al. v. Baustralia – Summary". Grand Unified Micronational. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  4. Adam I (19 May 2019). "Quebec et al. v. Baustralia – Summary". Grand Unified Micronational. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  5. Jenkinson, Hankery (4 June 2019). "Baustralia declares war on Eureka". Baustralian News Network. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  6. "Baustralian Gazette" (PDF) (YR2–I3). HR Government. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  7. Jenkinson, Hankery (7 June 2019). "Baustralia declares war on Rmhoania". Baustralian News Network. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  8. Environment CanadaCanadian Climate Normals 1971–2000 | Trent U Peterborough, accessed 5 July 2017
  9. Environment CanadaCanadian Climate Normals 1971–2000 | Trenton A, accessed 10 July 2012
  10. "Monthly Averages for New Braunfels, Texas". The Weather Channel. Archived from the original on 2013-12-19.
  11. "An Act to Formally Recognize the Independence of Rmhoania". 2 John 1 c. 14. Parliament of Baustralia.
  12. "Currency exchange". Royal Bank of Baustralia. Retrieved 5 June 2019.[dead link]
  13. "Boerc". Baustralia. Retrieved 11 December 2019.

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