Monmarkian Empire

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United Kingdoms of Greater Monmark


The Imperial Standard
Coat of Arms

Motto
Mit Gott für Kaiser und Reich! (With God for Emperor and Empire!)
Anthem
Heil dir im Siegerkranz
The main territory of Monmark.

Capital cityGroßkaiserstadt-Königstadt(8)
Largest cityKaiserstadt(7)
Official language(s)English and German
Official religion(s)Church of Monmark
Short nameMonmark
DemonymMonmarkian
GovernmentConfederal Semi-constitutional Monarchy(de jure)
Confederal Absolute Monarchy (de facto)
- Emperor of All MonmarkH.I.R.M. David Augustus, Emperor/King of All Monmark
- Grand ChancellorH.E. Prince James of Thomason
- StaathalterVacant
LegislatureBundestag Monmark (Federal Parliament of Monmark)
Established26 December 2017
Population29
CurrencyMonmarkian Mark, YRON, and USD
Time zoneCST
National sportField Lacrosse

Monmark, officially the United Kingdoms of Greater Monmark, is a sovereign state enclaved within the State of Texas within the United States. Established as the Kingdom of Monmark on the 26 December 2017. Monmark is a Confederal Constitutional Monarchy de jure, but a Confederal Absolute Monarchy de facto, consisting of 10 Constituent Countries with each having their own regional monarchy.

History

Early History

Monmark was established on 26 December 2017 as the Kingdom of Monmark with the two founders debating who should be the first King, David Augustus won out. The first months of existence were spent making a few laws here and there but no attempt at a constitution was ever made. In September of 2018, a brief civil war was fought between the King and Prime Minister after the Prime Minister declared war on the nation of Rockfoxia, after a few days fighting, both sides reunited.

Early Empire

From then on until the November of 2019 Monmark was in a state of dormancy, in November the King began a series of reforms declaring himself Emperor, and soon Grand Emperor, in that time the title of Prime Minister was changed to Grand Chancellor. Over the succeeding months, Monmark was reformed more and more. On the 29th of May 2020, the constitution was ratified by the Grand Emperor. On May 31 2020, Monmark entered into diplomatic relations for the first time joining the League of Independent Nations and establishing an embassy within the Nexan Republic.

Monmarkian Golden Age

During what the Government has called the "Almendria Conflict" Monmark never fought in the war, but did side diplomatically against Almendria, condemning the Alendrian Government after their cancelled elections and blocking of Ozikstani independence, earning an embassy within Ozikstan. On 14 August 2020, a new Constituent Country was added to the Empire by a vote of Parliament named the Kingdom of Paland, with the citizen who obtained the land being crowned as its first King. The next day the Grand Emperor changed his title to Emperor in an attempt to be more modest. On 30 September 2020, the Convention of the Americas was signed with the Arthurian Empire, the Nexan Republic and the Confederal Republic of Sunseva. In this treaty, HI&RM David Augustus I, was recognized as "King of the Texans". On 5 October 2020, the Green Free State which was a micronation to the northeast of Monmark ruled by David Augustus, petitioned for annexation into Monmark, which was accepted, the Green Free State was then divided into the Kingdom of the Highlands, Grand Duchy of Neu-Begonie, and the Grand Duchy of the Lowlands. On 25 October 2020, the Emperor declared a golden age for Monmark following exponential growth since late September.

Flags

The Royal Standard and Imperial Standard are used interchangeably, although it is common courtesy to use the Imperial Standard as the official flag of Monmark, and to fly in most situations while the Royal Standard is used mostly in situations involving the Royal Family. Constituent Countries may have their own flags and royal standards but they fly below the Imperial Standard.

The Royal Standard
The Imperial Standard

Government

The governance of Monmark is conducted via a semiconstitutional monarchy with the Emperor as head of state, while the Grand Chancellor is head of government. The legislature of Monmark is the Imperial Parliament, a tricameral entity composed of the Grand Imperial Council as the upper chamber, and the Imperial Senate, and House of Nobles as the lower chambers. The Grand Imperial Council is made up of Councillors(previously Chancellors) appointed by the Emperor from among the nobility, with the Grand Chancellor being a part of this council as its head while also being appointed by the Emperor, Councillors have two-year terms with a limit of nine. The Imperial Senate is made up of elected Senators serving one-year terms with a limit of ten, Senators are elected via Party List Instant Run-off voting, with the number of Senators decided by the number of Constituent Countries. The House of Nobles has the same power and number of Representatives as the Senate but is unelected and rather appointed by the Federal Monarchs of each Constituent Country, with one Representative per Constituent Country. Parliament was suspended on 1 November and was announced to not be reinstated until the populace demands it, this solodified a change to absolute monarchy.

Members of the Imperial Council

Grand Chancellor

His Excellency, Prince James of Thomason.

Councillors

HSH Prince Michael of Shepard(SRP)

HSH Princess Sylvie of Vaux-Nafage(Prime Party)

HM King Vincent II of Paland(SRP)

HSH Prince Lex of Chrom(SRP)

HSH Prince Zachary of Abrahams(Zachary Party)

HSH Prince Desslok of Nafage(Independent)

Political Parties

There are currently three parties in Parliament. The SRP (social royalist party) is a center left party that controls three seats in the Grand Imperial Council, and the Grand Chancellor. The Zachary Party (whose leader has not revealed their party’s platform) controls a single seat in the Grand Imperial Council. The Prime Party is a far left libertarian party that has one seat in the Grand Imperial Council. There is one independent currently in the council.

Administration

Monmark is a federal empire where the administration is composed of Incorporated Territories and Unincorporated Territories. Constituent Countries have the right to their own laws and constitution as well as their own foreign policy, these are entirely up to the Federal Monarch of that territory. Constituent Countries are further divided into Crownlands and Municipalities.

Flag Name Established Federal Monarch/Governor
Kaiserstadt-Koenigstadt 26 December 2017 HRH David Augustus I, Archduke
Constituent countries
Flag of the Kingdom of Monmark.jpg Kingdom of Monmark 20 June 2020 HM David Augustus I of Monmark
Flag of the Kingdom of Forestia.jpg Kingdom of Forestia 20 June 2020 HM James I of Forestia
Flag of the Kingdom of Laurelia.jpg Kingdom of Laurelia 20 June 2020 Regent David Augustus
Flag of the Kingdom of the Highlands (Monmark).jpg Kingdom of the Highlands 5 October 2020 HM David Augustus I of the Highlands
Flag of the Grand Principality of Melville Island.jpg Kingdom of Paland 14 August 2020 HM Vincent II of Paland
Flag of the Archduchy of Villnai.jpg Archduchy of Villnai 20 June 2020 HRH James I of Villnai
Flag of the Grand Duchy of Eastark.png Grand Duchy of Westark 20 June 2020 HRH David Augustus I of Westark
Flag of the Grand Duchy of Eastark.jpg Grand Duchy of Eastark 20 June 2020 David Augustus, Reegent of Eastark
Flag of the Grand Duchy of the Lowlands (Monmark).jpg Grand Duchy of the Lowlands 5 October 2020 HRH James I of the Lowlands
Flag of the Grand Duchy of Neu-Begonie.png Grand Duchy of Neu-Begonie 5 October 2020 HRH Grand Duke Christoph I
Dominions
Monmarkian Colonial Ensign.png Dominion of the Woods 20 June 2020 Vacant
Monmarkian Colonial Ensign.png Dominion of Overlook 20 June 2020 Vacant
Monmarkian Colonial Ensign.png Dominion of York 20 October 2020 Governor General Vincent
Monmarkian Colonial Ensign.png Colorado Dominions 20 October 2020 Vacant
Monmarkian Colonial Ensign.png Dominion of Siple 16 September 2020(as a duchy) Vacant
Associated states
Flag of the Kingdom of Paland.jpg Grand Principality of Melville Island 21 September 2020 HSH Vincent I
Monmarkian Colonial Ensign.png Kingdom of Ozark 5 October 2020 Vacant
Monmarkian Colonial Ensign.png Duchy of Wagaria 6 October 2020 Vincent, Duke of Wagaria
Flag of the Duchy of Talon (Monmark).png Duchy of Talon 24 October 2020 HSH Prince Charles of Bouchers, Duke of Talon
Monmarkian Colonial Ensign.png County of Salzmark 27 October 2020 HG Count Checo of Salzmark

Possible Constituent Countries

The following nations have reached out to the government voluntarily for possible annexation as a Constituent Country. Due to the sensitive nature of annexation, Monmark never actively advertises anything of the like, and tries to ensure a fair deal in the event of annexation.

  • Kingdom of Galte, reached out for a possible annexation due to stagnation, although no negotiations have occurred yet as it was just an idea from HM Michael I.
  • Hallstfeild, reached out for annexation, although the govermment has refrained from negotiations yet.

Culture and demographics

Monmarkian culture is largely influenced by American culture, with some German influences. Due to Monmark never holding a census, information as of 1 November 2020 is limited.

Language

All Monmarkians speak English, although some speak German, French or others, as of 1 November 2020.

Religion

Most Monmarkians are either christian or atheist, with one muslim, and one pagan, as of 1 November 2020.

Calendar

Monmark uses the Gregorian Calendar and the Monmarkian calendar, both with the date format of dd-mm-yyyy, the Monmarkian calendar uses the same months and days as the Gregorian Calendar with the difference of the Monmarkian calendar’s date of reckoning being set at the beginning of the year 2017, the year that Monmark was established.

Armed forces

The Monmarkian Armed Forces are divided into four branches, the Imperial Defense Corps (IDC), the Imperial Guard (IGD), the Royal Monmarkian Navy (RMN), and the Royal Cyber Defense Corps (RCDC). Monmark is constitutionally neutral from conflicts not involving allies yet retains a strong military to discourage conflict. All adults are required to serve for two years, but this goes unenforced as the nation is not focusing on military development.

IDC

The IDC is structured into Divisions, Battalions, and Platoons, with the Highest Ranks being Supreme Commander held by the Emperor, and Marshal of Monmark held by any distinguished General. The IDC is the main force in the Monmarkian military, with the role of protecting the sovereignty of Monmark.

RCDC

The RCDC is the cyber defense force of Monmark with the roles of protecting Monmark's Cyberspace and waging war virtually in the event of war. The highest rank is Supreme Commander, held by the Emperor.

IGD

The IGD is the elite forces of Monmark, tasked with the protection of the Royal Family, the Grand Chancellor, and the Parliament in peace, and Special Operations in war. The Government has yet to declassify most of the structure of the IGD.

RMN

The RMN is the naval arm of the IDC, charged with prtecting any coastline from threats. The highest ranks are Supreme Commander held by the Emperor, and Grand Admiral, held by HM Vincent II of Paland. While no vesssels have been acquired for the navy as of yet, the Government plans to have all aquatic vessels in the nation be state owned, but loaned to civilians in peacetime, and requisitioned during war time for defense of the nation.

Nobility

The Nobility of Monmark is complex and flexible to allow one person to have many titles. Monmark’s nobility doesn’t hold many privileges outside of the right to hold titles and Coats of Arms, despite this, Monmark’s government is predominantly made up of nobles, who have been ennobled for their service to Monmark.

Foreign relations

Bilateral Recognition

Nexan Sigil.png Nexan Republic

Ozikstan.jpeg Ozikstan

Regelis flag 16h.png Merit State of Regelis

Flag of Galte.png Kingdom of Galte

Atiera flag.svg Kingdom of Atiera

Free Paradise.png Confederal Republic of Sunseva

Kingdom of New Austria

Flag of Australis.svg Unified Royal States of Australis

Republic of Kirael

The Flag of The Begonian KaiserreichSVG.svg Kingdom of Begonia

NeoUK

Flag of Arthurian Empire.svg Arthurian Empire

The flag of the Internet Union.png Internet Union

Flag v2.png Free Nation of New Athens

Flag of Sunsonia.png Queendom of Sunsonia

Imperial Austeria

Flag of Naveria.svg Commonwealth of Naveria

SaspearianFlag.jpg Saspearian

The flag of Lawean.png Republic of Lawean

Flag of Georgienstine.jpg Social Republic of Georgienstine

AgorianFlag.png Agoria

Riocht.jpg Ríocht of Inishkea

Pametchia

Aspen Cross Flag.jpeg Kingdom of Aspen

ISSR Flag.jpg People's Republic of Adonia

Brienian flag.svg Kingdom of Brienia (they recognize Monmark unilaterally)

Kaemiran Flag.jpeg Empire of Kaemira

Haskaria

Flag of Nordika.png 2nd Principality of Nordika

Sohnland flag.svg Republic of The Sohnland

Unilateral Relations

All UN member states excepting the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Kosovo.

Republic of Alfland

Implied Relations

All LIN member states excepting the Republic of Ustea due to transphobia displayed by the leader and general hostility towards other members and leftists.

Organizations

League of Independent Nations (member state from 31 May to 1 November) Left on 1 November.

Kongreso de Esperanto Mikronacioj (member)

Kongress von Deutsch sprechen Mikronationen (leads)

Veskraita Treaty Pact (now defunct) (led)

Classifications

Dresner

Monmark scores a 2.8 on the Dresner Scale of Classification.

Roscoe's Scale of Micronational Seriousness

Monmark scores a 3.8 on Roscoe's Scale of Micronational Seriousness.