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{{Infobox nation
|name = Principality of Arkel (<i>Prinsdom Arkel</i>)
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|name = Principality of Arkel<br>(''Prinsdom Arkel'')
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|year_start        = [[2009]]
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|year_end          = [[2016]]
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|p1                = Antarctica
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|s1                = Antarctica
 
|image1 = [[File:Flag of Arkel.png|150px]]
 
|image1 = [[File:Flag of Arkel.png|150px]]
 
|image2 = [[File:Arkel.png|75px]]
 
|image2 = [[File:Arkel.png|75px]]
|motto = Bereik meer dan mogelijk is   Reach more than is possible
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|motto = Bereik meer dan mogelijk is
|anthem = [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7BHXliO6J4]
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|anthem = [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7BHXliO6J4 "Nationaal volkslied Prinsdom Arkel"]
 
|location = [[File:Dean island.jpg|275px]] <br>  
 
|location = [[File:Dean island.jpg|275px]] <br>  
 
Arkelian Territory Shown in Red
 
Arkelian Territory Shown in Red
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|government = [[Constitutional Monarchy]]
 
|government = [[Constitutional Monarchy]]
 
|head of state = Prince
 
|head of state = Prince
|hos_name = [[Niels I of Flandrensis|Niels of Arkel]]
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|hos_name = [[Maarten of Arkel]]
|head of government = Prime Minister
 
|hog_name = [[Niels I of Flandrensis]]
 
 
|legislature = [[Parliament of Arkel]]
 
|legislature = [[Parliament of Arkel]]
 
|type_a = Type
 
|type_a = Type
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|currency = [[Flandri]]
 
|currency = [[Flandri]]
 
|time_zone = ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTC%E2%88%9208 UTC-8] Pacific Time)
 
|time_zone = ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTC%E2%88%9208 UTC-8] Pacific Time)
|notes = <small>This nation is a member of the [[AMU]], [[LOSS]], [[UAMW]], [[OAM]] and is a member of the [[Flandrensisian Commonwealth]]</small>
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|notes = <small>This nation is a member of the [[AMU]], [[UAMW]], [[OAM]] and is a member of the [[Flandrensisian Commonwealth]]</small>
 
|web = [http://www.prinsdomarkel.wordpress.com/ Website]
 
|web = [http://www.prinsdomarkel.wordpress.com/ Website]
 
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'''The Principality of Arkel''' is a Dutch territorial micronation. Arkel is a sovereign micronation and was a former vassal of the [[Grand Duchy of Flandrensis]], Arkel is not a ‘virtual nation’. Arkel borders [[Grand Duchy of Flandrensis|Flandrensis]] and [[Westarctica]] at Dean Island and [[Federation of West Antarctica|West Antarctica]] at the Ross Ice Shelf. Arkel is now a member of the [[Flandrensisian Commonwealth]].
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'''The Principality of Arkel''' was a Dutch territorial micronation. Arkel was a former vassal of the [[Grand Duchy of Flandrensis]]. Arkel borders [[Grand Duchy of Flandrensis|Flandrensis]] and [[Westarctica]] at Dean Island and [[Federation of West Antarctica|West Antarctica]] at the Ross Ice Shelf. Arkel was a member of the [[Flandrensisian Commonwealth]] but became inactive since 2016.
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==History==
 
==History==
  
Arkel was founded with the help of [[Flandrensis]] under the name the ‘Heerschap Arkel’. Later the name changed into the ‘Heerlijkheid Arkel’.
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Arkel was founded with the help of [[Flandrensis]] under the name the ‘Heerschap Arkel’. Later the name changed into the ‘Heerlijkheid Arkel’. On 6 June 2009 the leader ask the Government of Flandrensis if they want to take over the Heerlijkheid Arkel. Since 1 July 2009 Arkel would be a Principality and a vassal of the [[Grand Duchy of Flandrensis]].
 
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Between 24 October 2010 and 30 April 2016, Arkel was a member of the [[Flandrensisian Commonwealth]]. After Flandrensis disbanded the Commonwealth, Arkel became inactive.  
On 6th June 2009 the leader ask the Government of Flandrensis if they want to take over the Heerlijkheid Arkel.  
 
Since 1 July 2009 Arkel would be a Principality and a vassal of the [[Grand Duchy of Flandrensis]].
 
 
 
The official treaty between Arkel and Flandrensis shall enter into force on 1 July 2009.
 
The Principality of Arkel is under full protection of Flandrensis.
 
  
Since 24 October, Arkel is a member of the [[Flandrensisian Commonwealth]]
 
 
==Leader==
 
==Leader==
  
The leader was Prince [[Maarten of Arkel]], he is also the count of Mount-Siple and Junker of Drakenhove. He is a descendant of the first counts of Flanders and the lords of Arkel, a noble family in the medieval Netherlands. Based on his pedigree he founded Arkel.
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The leader was Prince [[Maarten of Arkel]], he was also the count of Mount-Siple and Junker of Drakenhove. He is a descendant of the first counts of Flanders and the lords of Arkel, a noble family in the medieval Netherlands. Based on his pedigree he founded Arkel.
 
Prince Maarten was the Minister of Foreign Affairs [[Grand Duchy of Flandrensis]].
 
Prince Maarten was the Minister of Foreign Affairs [[Grand Duchy of Flandrensis]].
  
On 15 October 2012, [[Niels of Flandrensis|Niels van Arkel]] took over the throne, following the announcement of the resignation of Prince Maarten <ref>http://prinsdomarkel.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/prince-of-arkel-resigns/ Prince of Arkel resigns</ref>
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On 15 October 2012, [[Niels of Flandrensis|Niels van Arkel]] took over the throne, but after the dissolution of the Flandrensisian Commonwealth the throne returned in 2016 to Maarten. He has since stated that the nation is defunct.
  
 
==Anthem==
 
==Anthem==
The national anthem is called: ''Arkel, mijn vaderland'' (Arkel, my fatherland). The anthem can be found on [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7BHXliO6J4 YouTube] .
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The national anthem was called: ''Arkel, mijn vaderland'' (Arkel, my fatherland). The anthem can be found on [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7BHXliO6J4 YouTube] .  
  
 
Lyrics in Dutch:
 
Lyrics in Dutch:
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==Ross Ice Shelf==
 
==Ross Ice Shelf==
On the forum of Flandrensis, the Prince asked for another piece of land. [[Azusan Commonwealth|The Azusan Commonwealth]] gave Arkel the northwestern part of the Ross Ice Shelf (one third of the total). The Arkel Ross Ice Shelf is a extraordinary part of the state system. Currently, the Government of Arkel and the Prince are the highest power in the Arkel Ross Ice Shelf. The parliament has no influence. Later on, the Arkel Ross Ice Shelf will get their own gouvernor and two seats in the Parliament.
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On the forum of Flandrensis, the Prince asked for another piece of land. The Azusan Commonwealth gave Arkel the northwestern part of the Ross Ice Shelf (one third of the total). The Arkel Ross Ice Shelf was an extraordinary part of the state system. Currently, the Government of Arkel and the Prince were the highest power in the Arkel Ross Ice Shelf. The parliament had no influence.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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[[Category:Arkel]]
 
[[Category:Arkel]]
 
[[Category:Dutch-speaking regions]]
 
[[Category:Dutch-speaking regions]]
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[[Category:Micronations claiming Marie Byrd Land]]
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Arkel}}
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Arkel}}

Latest revision as of 15:21, 20 August 2020

Principality of Arkel
(Prinsdom Arkel)


20092016

Flag of Arkel.pngArkel.png

Motto
Bereik meer dan mogelijk is
Anthem
"Nationaal volkslied Prinsdom Arkel"
Dean island.jpg
Arkelian Territory Shown in Red
Capital cityLeerdam
Largest cityLeerdam
Official language(s)Dutch
Official religion(s)Secular
DemonymArkels
GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
- PrinceMaarten of Arkel
LegislatureParliament of Arkel
EstablishedDecember 2009
Area claimed162,651 sq. km.
Population12
CurrencyFlandri
Time zone(UTC-8 Pacific Time)
This nation is a member of the AMU, UAMW, OAM and is a member of the Flandrensisian Commonwealth

Website


The Principality of Arkel was a Dutch territorial micronation. Arkel was a former vassal of the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis. Arkel borders Flandrensis and Westarctica at Dean Island and West Antarctica at the Ross Ice Shelf. Arkel was a member of the Flandrensisian Commonwealth but became inactive since 2016.

History

Arkel was founded with the help of Flandrensis under the name the ‘Heerschap Arkel’. Later the name changed into the ‘Heerlijkheid Arkel’. On 6 June 2009 the leader ask the Government of Flandrensis if they want to take over the Heerlijkheid Arkel. Since 1 July 2009 Arkel would be a Principality and a vassal of the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis. Between 24 October 2010 and 30 April 2016, Arkel was a member of the Flandrensisian Commonwealth. After Flandrensis disbanded the Commonwealth, Arkel became inactive.

Leader

The leader was Prince Maarten of Arkel, he was also the count of Mount-Siple and Junker of Drakenhove. He is a descendant of the first counts of Flanders and the lords of Arkel, a noble family in the medieval Netherlands. Based on his pedigree he founded Arkel. Prince Maarten was the Minister of Foreign Affairs Grand Duchy of Flandrensis.

On 15 October 2012, Niels van Arkel took over the throne, but after the dissolution of the Flandrensisian Commonwealth the throne returned in 2016 to Maarten. He has since stated that the nation is defunct.

Anthem

The national anthem was called: Arkel, mijn vaderland (Arkel, my fatherland). The anthem can be found on YouTube .

Lyrics in Dutch:

Arkel is mijn vaderland
Mijn dierbare vaderland voor altijd
Ik zou er nooit meer weg kunnen
Aan dit land ben ik verknocht

Voor Prins en het ganse Rijk
Ben ik bereid alles te doen
Want Arkel is mijn vaderland
En dat blijft het voor altijd

Dit land zal ik liefhebben
Dit is onvoorwaardelijk
Dit land zal ik dienen
Want Arkel is mijn vaderland
En dat blijft het voor altijd
Zo lang als ik leef.

Arkel is mijn vaderland
Mijn dierbare vaderland voor altijd
Ja, Arkel is mijn vaderland
En dat blijft het voor altijd

Voor Prins en het ganse Rijk
Ben ik bereid alles te doen
Ik zou er nooit meer weg kunnen
Aan dit land ben ik verknocht

Ja, Arkel is mijn vaderland
En dat blijft het voor altijd (3x)

Ross Ice Shelf

On the forum of Flandrensis, the Prince asked for another piece of land. The Azusan Commonwealth gave Arkel the northwestern part of the Ross Ice Shelf (one third of the total). The Arkel Ross Ice Shelf was an extraordinary part of the state system. Currently, the Government of Arkel and the Prince were the highest power in the Arkel Ross Ice Shelf. The parliament had no influence.

External links

References