Kingdom of Ruthenia

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Kingdom of Ruthenia
Reino da Rutênia

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National Flag
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Coat of Arms

Capital cityAlto da Solidão
Official language(s)Portuguese, English
DemonymRuthenian (ruteno)
GovernmentAbsolute Monarchy
- KingOscar I
Established2014
Area claimed3,8 km²
CurrencyReal


Kingdom of Ruthenia (Portuguese: Reino da Rutênia) or also known as Ruthenia is a micronation founded in 2014. The kingdom territory is formed by farms acquired by the current king and his father. The capital was established at the largest of them all, called Alto da Solidão. The other territories are known as St. Stephen Land and Land of Saints Peter and Paul. Ruthenia is a predominantly agrarian country, with large productive land, intended for planting grain and raising cattle for slaughter. Nevertheless, most of the Royal Family lives abroad by reason of their careers and studies.

History

The first settlements gave the first half of the XVIII century, when the arrival of the Royal Family of Portugal in Brazil. With the fall of Napoleon and the return of the Bragança Dinasty to Portugal, the House of Thomaz-Rocha decided to remain in the region, once established power and prestige among the locals.

From this moment on, the "ruling family" of Ruthenia ignored the government and wielded their control, not being contested by any authority and getting more "subjects" they ruled.

In 2014, after nearly two centuries of uninterrupted exercise of power in the region, a major step was taken. Ari I, an heir who never used his title, abdicated the de jure right he possessed and allowed his son, Oscar I, to establish the Throne of Ruthenia, being hailed on 19 November.

The next day, the flag and the national coat of arms, the royal title, the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior, Finance and the Royal Household, Defence and Immigration were established, and religious freedom in the kingdom was granted.

In the early hours of 21 November, the Kingdom of Acrin was the first nation to recognize Ruthenia.

Area and Food

Ruthenia possess a cultivable area of 3.8 km², already assigned to the cultivation of grain for domestic consumption and for raising cattle for slaughter and subsequent sale, in addition to the aforementioned domestic consumption.

Water and Energy

Ruthenia is bathed in a stream of clear water know in Brazil as "Rio Gurguéia" and "Riacho das Lages", the last one know in Ruthenia as "Água Branca" and is able to supply the place, plus there is a dam, a lake (Lake of Dead River, in English) and three wells, all intended for reservation and distribution of drinking water. Due to the high incidence of sunlight, plus the ability to generate hydroelectric power due to the stream that bathes our border to the north-northeast, we also make use of sunlight and power generators bought in Brazil.

Education and Jobs

Despite they have no schools or universities in our country, the government allows students to study in foreign territories, most of all in Brazil, and the Royal House stipends to foster university. Most jobs in Ruthenia possible for cultivation of land, livestock and other related jobs. The manpower more qualified provides services to the royal house or employ abroad. Nothing jarring reality of an agrarian country.

Healthcare

Still no health centers and hospitals located within national borders, but the use is made in the particular Brazilian hospitals.

Politics

The national policy is centered on two main figures: the king, who holds powers of interference in the branches of the Legislature and the Judiciary, he is the Executive Branch. The legislature comes from the General Assembly, which is composed of representatives of noble families and others appointed by His Majesty. The approved draft law must be ratified by His Majesty and only then acquire executive power. It is a hereditary monarchy absolutist pro-tempore, since the General Assembly has received orders from the king to the creation of a constitution that most likely will limit his powers.