United Kingdoms of Millania and New Granada

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1 December 2017–present

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Motto: MISERIS SVCERRE DISCO
I learn to succour the distressed. (English)

Anthem: "Dios, Danos Gloria"


March: "Marcha Radetzky"


Colombia, United States, Hong Kong, Thailand
Information
Capital city Santa Fé de Granada Nicosi, D.C.
Official language(s) Spanish, English, Chinese (Simplified), Millanic
Official religion(s) Christianity (Roman Catholicism)
Short name Millania
Demonym Millanian (singular),
Millanians (plural)
Government Constitutional Unitary Monarchy
- Emperor H.I.R.M. Carlos I (Ramá II)
- Chancillor Charlotte Baxter-Bray
Legislature Terataga
- Upper House House of Prefects
- Lower House House of Burgesses
- Number of seats 5
Area claimed 15.09 hectares
Population 52
Currency ‡ Nemoda (MGN)
Time zone Mainland Standard Time (UTC-5:30, EMT), Cantonese Standard Time (UTC+8:00, CST)
National sport Nerdyball
Patron saint Saint Emilian (San Millán)
GDP (2018)
GNI (2018)
Country code abbreviation MG (ISO 3166-1 alpha 2)
MNG (ISO 3166-1 alpha 3)
This nation is a member state of the Grand Unified Micronational.
Official Website
Millania (/mɪllɑːniːɑː/ Mil-LAH-nee-yah), officially, The Union of Millania and New Granada, and Lands Represented by the Crowns of the Council of Four, is a self-declared sovereign nation, or more commonly known as a micronation to outsiders. Millania declared its independence in early December of 2017 in Colombia. Today, Millania is composed of two constituent Kingdoms that have land claims in Hong Kong, Thailand, and the United States with the larger predominant piece of land located in Colombia. The nation was founded on the 1st of December 2017 and is surrounded by the Department of Valle del Cauca in Colombia. The current Emperor of Millania is Ramá II (More commonly known as Carlos I), after the abdication of Santiago I on May 5th, 2018.[1]

Charlotte Baxter-Bray is the current Chancellor, who is the head of the Terataga in Millania, while Edmund Howell is the Opposition Leader and Crown Prince Nicolas Millan resides as Speaker. Millania's official capital is the City of Granada Nicosi, more commonly known as Nicosi City. Other cities include Pasabrillo and Prietona. The Empire consists of seven prefectures, and a miriad of other possessions. English, Spanish, and Cantonese are the most commonly used native languages of Millania, and Spanish, English, Chinese (Simplified), and Millanic are Millania's official languages, with regional languages including Thai, Cantonese, French, Japanese, Duala, and Bankon Abo.

Millania has a smaller serviced based economy primarily based on investments, media, and music. Millania exports goods to other micronations and macronations, which gives Millania a sizable economy. Millania scores a 3.3 in the Freayth's System of Classification.

Etymology

Millania is named after House Millán, the ruling family of the empire. The name New Granada refers first to the Great Colombia, as well as to the entities that followed. This was the name given to a group of 18th-century Republics in northern South America, where Millania is located. The prefix Union Refers to the three kingdoms that united under one banner at the Summit of the Four Kingdoms; Cornosia, Howellville (Both of which are now Yochtia), and Millania. The suffix and Lands Represented by the Crowns of the Council of Four refers to territories and colonial possessions of Millania and Yochtia.

History

Proto-Millanian States Period

The Principality of Nicosia was the first proto-millanian state, founded October 16, 2018. It was a fledgeling nation, run by a small group, and only lasted until around Halloween. The Republic of New Granada was modeled after the old Republic of Gran Colombia. The Republic soon fell into turmoil, with many secessionist movements, and fraudulent political movements. The Republic of Millania was an autocratic state, which overthrew the Republic, first founded before the Empire, where all of Millania's policies derive from. It stabilized the state, and allowed for much development to take place.

Dawn Age

Millania declared Independence as a micronation on December 1, 2017. On January 11, Millania joined the United Micropact. Millania saw an immense boom in development since then.

First Granadine-Cornosian War

Millania Asked the government of Smithlandia of Kentucky for a formal unification of nations. On January 15, The People's Democratic Republic of Smithlandia responded by declaring war on Millania. At 2:17 p.m. on January 17, 2018, Smithlandia of Kentucky (the successor state of the People's Republic) agreed to cede its land over to the Imperial Empire of Millania and New Granada, ending the Millania-Smithlandian war. Smithlandia was split into two autonomous duchies, the Grand Duchy of Howell, and the Duchy of Smithland.

Cornosian Rebellion

Signing of the Treaty of Lichingrad.

The Cornosian Rebellion, Also known as the Millanian Civil War, began on January 28, 2018, when Connor Smith, Duke and Former Dictator of Smithlandia declared independence with no prior notice, and then declared war once more. Thus, the Second war began. In late morning, an unprecedented activity of great magnitude took place - The end of the Cornosian Rebellion. At exactly 11:00am HKT, June 2, 2018, a treaty was signed between the Imperial Empire of Millania and New Granada and the Rebel Cornosian Government, ending The Cornosian Rebellion.

Millanian Reforms

The Millanain Imperial Family released an executive reform document, creating a stronger parliament, better Subdivisions, and a redesign of the Nation's Interior. The Millanian Parliament was split into 2 houses, and Departments were Remade into Prefectures, and the borders were redrawn. Millania began implementing a more uniform and professional system, better reflecting the intended balance of power.

Millanian Unification

Four leaders came together, beginning the Summit of the Four Kingdoms. The Imperial Empire of Millania and New Granada, the Grand Sultanate of Howelliville, the Kingdom of Anderssonia, and Smithlandia of Kentucky (Now Cornosia). Representatives of the House of Uribe, the Kingdom of Prietstein (a constituent kingdom of Millania), the Shogunate of Canton, the Order of the Great Dragon of the East, the House of Ávila, the House of Vargas, and the House of Butler were all present. They all (with the notable exception of Anderssonia) decided to Unite under the banner of Millania. Therefore, the Imperial Empire of Millania and New Granada, and Lands represented by the Crown, was to be known as the United Kingdoms of Millania and New Granada, and Lands Represented by the Crowns of the Council of Four. The Millanian Parliament added Two Seats in the following elections for Howelliville, and Cornosia. The Millanian Imperial Family remained the leading force in Millania, but a strong federation was formed between the following kingdoms, yet even with their own kings, the leaders swore allegiance to the the Millanian Crown; The Millanian Empire, The Sultanate of Howelliville, The Kingdom of Cornosia, The Shogunate of Canton, The Kingdom of Prietstein, The Barony of Uribia, The Duchy of Llamashimananu, (The previous four are constituent Kingdoms led by the House of Millán,) The Order of the Great Dragon of the East, and Anderssonia (Becoming a Millanian Commonwealth State, wanting to carry out its affairs independently instead of unification.) The Order of the Great Dragon of the East became a Sovereign Order, serving the UMNG, and the Millanian Commonwealth. The now Sovereign Order has No Territory, however will be Headquartered in Imperia, Canton. The Meeting Place of UMNG officials became the city of Imperia, in Canton, due to the fact that palaces of the four kingdoms are situated there, however the Imperial capital remains Nicosi.

Millanian Renaissance

Millania experienced a boom in activity, and legislation. This is the Period when the bulk of the Nakjatsa was drafted and approved. Millanian culture and language was created, and Poonist religious leaders made Lichingrad the "Vatican of Poon." Millania also saw massive reform, once again reforming the Parliament, and enforcing the first law beyond the Nakjatsa, the Economy Act.

Seilung Crisis

The Seilung Crisis began on August 24, when Prime Minister Nicholas Randouler resigned from office, leaving the government "unfit to lead". By law, if two Prime Ministers resign in one term, the government is declared unfit to lead and is replaced by the Emperor and an appointed council. As expected by the Imperial Family, the loose federation between Millania, Howellville, and Cornosia was broken. King of Cornosia, Connor III, decided to break the treaty binding the three nations together into one mighty Empire, thus allowing for his own people to be placed under martial law by the other two nations. Connor Smith, King of Cornosia, began yet another rebellion, this time, nationwide. Former MPs Jack Satterfield, and Jackson Mariano, as well as Patriarch of the Poonist Faith Aidan Mefford, formed a rebel government (Known by the Millanian Army as the Mik) which aimed for the destruction of Millania as a whole. Smith was promptly exiled from his kingdom and Millania, whilst the other rebels have been removed from politics, and charged with treason, and high treason. Howelli Sultan, H.C.R.H. Edmund I, was informed and had the two Successor stares of Cornosia ceded to Howellville to form the Caliphate of Yochtia (named after the Yochtese, or natives of Howellville and Cornosia), after 7 days of Martial Law. Millanians residing in the Prefectures of Canton and Victoria were assured their safety, as the Military Mobilized within 24 hours. All embassies in said prefectures were closed for the time being. The new Republic that Smith formed is known as the Mik Autocracy in Exile by Millanians. At this point, half of the rebels were classified as inactive, and were returned to Millanian Society, leaving Smith and Satterfield. Millania declared war on the Mik Autocracy in Exile on September 18, 2018. After the signing of the Wrythe Convention, the Mik were removed from power in Millania.

Government and Politics

Main Article: Millanian Government

Millania is a representative democracy. The government is regulated by a system of checks and balances defined by the Millanic Nakjatsa, which serves as the country's supreme legal document. In the Millanian system, citizens are usually subject to one level of government; federal. In almost all cases, legislative officials are elected by a plurality vote of citizens by prefecture. There is no proportional representation at the federal level, and it is rare at lower levels.

The Millanian government is composed of three branches:

  • Legislative: The bicameral (although one house has limited power) Terataga, made up of the House of Burgesses and the House of Peers; the Terataga drafts federal laws, declares war, and has the power to wield the economy.
  • Executive: The Emperor is the commander-in-chief of the military, can veto legislative bills before they become law, and appoints the members of the Cabinet and other offices, who administer and enforce federal laws and policies.
  • Judicial: The High Court and lower prefectural courts, whose judges are appointed by the Emperor, interpret laws and overturn those they find unconstitutional.

The members of the House of Prefects are elected in a Preferential System, which is more representative of voter population. The Imperial Magistrate, led by the High Justice of Millania, has three members, who serve for life. The local governments are structured in roughly similar fashion. The Prefect of each prefecture is directly elected, also by Preferential System. The original text of the Nakjatsa establishes the structure and responsibilities of the federal government and its relationship with the individual states. The first articles, which make up the Rights of Man, form the central basis of the rights of a Subject of the Crown. All laws and governmental procedures are subject to judicial review and any law ruled by the courts to be in violation of the Nakjatsa is voided. The principle of judicial review, mentioned in the Nakjatsa.

Political Parties

Millania has operated under a multi-party system for all of its history. For elective offices at most levels, state-administered primary elections choose the major party nominees for subsequent general and prefectural elections. Since the general election of 2017, the major parties have been the Conservative Party, founded in 2017, and the Liberal Party, founded in 2017. The Chancillor is elected through a nationwide preferential system vote. The prefectures of the West, known as "turquoise region", are relatively liberal. The "red region" of Rio Alcalá are relatively conservative, and the Cantonese prefectures are known for far-left beliefs. In the I Parliament, both the House of Prefects and the House of Nobles are controlled by the Conservadores. The House of Burgesses consists of direct democratic positions and representatives; the House of Prefects consists of 5 elected officials. Other notable Parties include the Marketists, the Communists, and the CBBP.

Demographics

The Millanian Census Bureau counted the country's population to be 51 as of 2018, and to be increasing by one (net gain) every month. In 2017 and 2018, the average woman in Millania gave birth to 1.67 children. Immigration has also caused the population to continue its rapid increase with the foreign-born population accounting for two-thirds of the population increase. Ethnic Colombians and Native Millanians are the largest ethnic group (circa 17) – followed by Americans (circa 9) Chinese and Cantonese (circa 3), among many other groups, including Lithuanians, Czechs, Cameroonians, Japanese Millanians, and Canadians. The largest religious group is Catholics (19.6%), followed by Protestants (7.8%), Seventh-Day Adventists (2%), Muslims (2%), Poonists (2%), and Bhuddists (2%). Atheists and Agnostics account for 3.9% of the Population. The remainder is undocumented by the Census Bureau.

Landscape of Seilung.

Foreign Relations

Main Article: Foreign Affairs of Millania

Millania has Embassies open in the Principality of Duke, and the Principality of Posaf. Millania holds a very open foreign policy, maintaining peace and stability in the Micronational Community. Millania is allied with many nations, some notable ones being Iustus, POSAF, and Occitania. Millania is a growing power within its realm of influence. Millania has been a protector of peace, nicknamed "The Bridgelands" for its attempts at restoring relations between nations.

The foreign relations of Millania are made by its Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Embassies of Millania, are located primarily in four different countries. Millania is also a member of the Grand Unified Micronational, and a founding nation of the Micronational Olympic Federation. The Empire has five total international embassies. None are recognized by any government under which land they are in; (México, Australia, Colombia, Canada, and the United States).

Military

Main Article: Armed Forces of Millania

The Imperial Armed Forces of Millania and New Granada is the National Military Force of Millania. The Emperor of Millania is the military's commander in chief, and helps formulate defence policy through the Ministry of Homeland Security, which is in charge of day-to-day operations. The Armed Forces consists of the Imperial Army of Millania, Imperial Navy of Millania, Imperial Aviation Force of Millania, and the notable sub branches of the Imperial Guard of Millania, Millanian Maritime Aviation Squadron, and the Millanian Naval Infantry Force. Although the National Police Force of Millania is technically not part of the military, it is controlled and administered by the Ministry of Homeland Security, and has a highly militarized structure not found in most of the world's law enforcement agencies, such as a distinction between enlisted and officer ranks. The Imperial Armed Forces is known for its service in the Granadine-Cornosian Wars. In peacetime, the Armed Forces are mainly used for the internal defense, police, and border security force of Millania.

Administrative Divisions

Main Article: Administrative Divisions of Millania

Millania's Administrative divisions are very complicated, having different types in each separate kingdom. Millania has administrative divisions, the most integrated areas, under a Unitary State, using the prefecture system, followed by High Departments, and Departments, also under the Unitary State, but unpopulated, then Crown Dependencies, then Dominions, then Overseas Collectivities, then Overseas Territories, which all have a form of autonomy under the crown, then Crown Colonies, ruled by the Emperor directly. Millania also has Protected Nation status, a status of high autonomy, as well as Special Administrative Regions. Its capital is located within the Colombian Mainland Prefectures, itself acting as a prefecture. It’s full name is Santa Fe de Granada Nicosi, D.C. Yochtia seperates its divisions into Emirates, under a Unitary State under the Yochtese Crown and Terataga, a Principality, and a Kingdom, with autonomy.

Geography and Climate

Millania is located in the Andes mountains, making it prone to cold weather. It is often sunny with a relatively large chance of rain. Millania is surrounded on one side by a small forest, and another side by hedge walls. Millania is located within a valley, yet is still far above sea level. Millania also has prefectures in the warm, wet region known as Hong Kong, with heavy rainfall and typhoons around August. The Colombian Prefectures are bordered by the River Alcalá, the main source of water in the region. steep hills run up from the southeastern regions, to the northern prefecture of Prietstein.

The Eastern Prefectures consist of multiple small enclaves speckled around Hong Kong, next to tall, steep hills. The Empire is located in Alcalá Municipality in the Valle del Cauca Department, on the Cordillera Central, central Colombia. The Lake Valencia is also located near the capital. Millania is situated within the Colombian coffee growing axis, registered as a World Heritage Site.

In most of the mountainous regions, the climate is mainly cold and wet. In particular, the climate of the Mainland geographical region is mostly rainy, with cool winters and hot summers. The average temperature in Millania is 23.1°C (73.6°F). The coastal region generally fits the Mediterranean climate type.

Weather

Climate data for Millania (near Alcalá)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F 97.9 93 96.4 93.9 97.2 94.3 90.3 90.7 89.8 92.8 97.2 95.5 97.9
Average high °F 88 88 86 82.4 83.3 86.9 89.4 91.4 86.9 82.4 83.3 87.8 88.97
Daily mean °F 75 75 75.6 74.8 74.5 74.8 75 75 74.8 73.8 73.8 74.1 73.6
Average low °F 68.9 68 66 62.4 64.8 66.2 68 68.9 67.1 61.5 65.7 68.9 66.38
Record low °F 61 59 63 57 61 57 59 61 59 57 59 63 52
Average Precipitation inches 1.894 2.398 4.067 4.835 3.827 2.154 1.102 1.819 2.717 4.512 3.882 2.563 35.768
Record high °C 36.6 33.9 35.8 34.4 36.2 34.6 32.4 32.6 32.1 33.8 36.2 35.3 36.6
Average high °C 31.1 31.1 30.0 28.0 28.5 30.5 31.9 33.0 30.5 28.0 28.5 31.0 31.65
Daily mean °C 23.9 23.9 24.2 23.8 23.6 23.8 23.9 24 23.8 23.2 23.2 23.4 23.1
Average low °C 20.5 20.0 19 16.9 18.2 19.0 20.0 20.5 19.5 16.4 18.7 20.5 19.1
Record low °C 16 15 17 14 16 14 15 16 15 14 15 17 11
Average precipitation mm 48.1 60.9 103.3 122.8 97.2 54.7 28.0 46.2 69.0 114.6 98.6 65.1 908.5
Average precipitation days 9 10 12 15 15 10 8 9 11 17 14 11 141
Sunshine hours 183.0 155.8 166.5 139.0 147.1 153.1 189.9 175.1 157.4 151.1 153.8 170.1 1,941.9
Source: Instituto de Hidrologia Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales[2]

Economy

Millania heavily relies on exporting digital technology services, however is starting to rely more on investment and material goods. Millania Currently has multiple companies registered. Technological Services account for a small percentage of Millania's Economy. The bulk of the Economy is the Media, Investment, and Music sectors, featuring large companies like NICODEMS News, Millania Standard, inc., the Millán Group, Granadine Investment, Co., and Lo Key Enterprises, Inc. the rest of income is from government run services, and exports. Millania scores a 2.8 on the Micronational Economic Potential Index.

Millania's currency is the Nemoda. One Nemoda is equivalent to £2 GBP . Paper is used to make the banknotes in Millania. They are produced by the Banco Nacional de Millánia, from which printed banknotes are redistributed. The Bank of Millania issues Nemoda banknotes in accordance with the principles and rules established within the Millanian Economy Act of 2018. As part of the Millanian Economy Act, the Bank of Millania produces the quantity of Nemoda banknotes assigned to it, puts them into circulation, withdraws worn notes, takes part in the search for and experimentation of new security features and contributes to the definition of common standards for the quality of the notes in circulation and the fight against counterfeiting. Millania has a marketist mixed economy which is fueled by funding, donations, and productivity. The nominal GDP of Millania is estimated to ‡100 MGN as of 2018. The Millanian Onliemoda is Millania’s only reserve currency. In 2018, the total Millanian trade deficit was ‡0 MGN.

Hong Kong is the largest importer and exporter in Millania. Approximately 50% of trade flows to and from Hong Kong. In 2018, food was the largest import commodity, while media services were the country's largest export. In 2018, the private sector was estimated to constitute 80% of the economy, with federal government activity accounting for 15% and local government activity (including federal transfers) the remaining 5%.

Agriculture accounts for just under 2% of the GDP. Products include chilis, basil, thyme, cherry tomatoes, and coffee. Consumer spending comprises 40% of the Millanian economy in 2018. With all employed, government is the leading field of employment. The largest private employment sector is media and public relations, employing five people. Millania has a larger welfare state and redistributes a lot of National income through the government.

Culture

Millania is home to many cultures and a wide variety of ethnic groups, traditions, and values. Mainstream Millanic culture is a Colombian culture largely derived from the traditions of Coffee Growers in the region. Millanian culture was established by a few spanish and british settlers, and shaped by the frontier settlement process, with the traits derived passed down to descendants and transmitted to immigrants through assimilation. Millanians have traditionally been characterized by eccentricity, kindness, and gratitude, as well as a unifying belief in a "Millanian Spirit" or "Nakjatsirita" emphasizing liberty, equality, democracy, rule of law, and a preference for monarchy. Millanian culture and naming conventions have largely been affected by Sabia and Verona, with the inclusion of Matronymics in a Millanian Name.

Naming Conventions

A Millanian Name is always written in this order; Surname (xu, millanic word for and) Maiden Name - Matronymic - Given Name - Millanic Name

Millanian Names usually begin with the first two surnames of a person, their surname, followed by their maiden name. Surnames, and names in general in Millania tend to be "Millanicized" to better fit the Millanic Alphabet and Pronounciations. For Example, Charlotte Baxter-Bray in Millanic is Baraja xu Batera (Bray Baxter) Ekatarínxi (Matronymic) Xarlota (Charlotte). Millanian Given Names usually end with 'O' or a consonant if the child is a boy, and 'a' if the child is a girl. Matronymics in Millania are written as the Mother's Millanicized Name (Charlotte's Mother, Kathryn, is in Millanic Ekaterín), followed by the suffix -xi (or Child). Therefore, the Matronymic Ekaterínxi is translated to Kathryn's Child. A millanic name usually is a compound word consisting of multiple traits, names of ancestors, etc., Creating a Symbolic name, usually given at the age of ten. For example, Emperor Carlos' Millanic Name is Mongrankoningko, which translates to "First Great Emperor Who Commands." A good example of a Millanic Name is that of Crown Prince Nicolás; Millán xu Prieto Marseláxi Nikolás Porinisayonko. Porisinayonko translates to "A Prince am I, and I command."

Music

Prince Nicolás was the first major Millanian composer. He composed O, Millania, Concierto for Double Bass, a suggestion for a Posafian Anthem, and a fanfare for the Prince of Andany. He also composed lyrics to the current Millanian Anthem, Gloria al Rey, and the Military Anthem, Millanian Military Men. Most Millanian music is classical. Classical music has also greatly shaped the taste of music in Millania. Some Millanian citizens are releasing their own contemporary-style music.

Sport

Since the 2018 MOF Games, sports in Millania have increased in popularity. The most popular sport in Millania is basketball. American Football is the second most popular sport in Millania. This is due to the large ethnic American population. Millania is hosting the 2019 MOF Games, which earned the most medals, and placing second overall. Millania earned five medals in total: three gold, two silver, and no bronze. Millania's National sport is Nerdyball, a sport invented by Gavin Butler and Princess Antonia, and perfected by Crown Prince Nicolás. Nerdyball is a game in which there are two teams, passing the ball to each other. if the team not in possession of the ball can intercept the ball or get it to bounce twice before the team in possession can get it back, they earn a point, and gain possession. There is also a more competitive version in which there is a circle, and if the ball is thrown out of bounds, the opposition gains a point and possession. Nerdyball is a non-contact sport.

Food

Ajiaco is often associated with Millanian Cuisine.

Millania's National Dishes include Ajiaco, a thick soup consisting of Potatoes, Chicken, Carrots, Plantains, Guascas (An exotic Colombian fruit), and more, made into a dish popular among Millanians. Another Dish is Patacones con Chili, a Plantain cut into large chunks, fried, and then made into a pancake-like shape, and fried once more. Then, any topping is added, along with Millanian Style Chili sauce, also known as "Salsiña," or Pineapple Sauce, because the sensation is much like that given by pineapple, (Red peppers, onions, spring onions, etc. pickled into a chili sauce).

Religion

Millania's official religion is Roman Catholicism, its national church being the Roman Catholic Church of Western Millania, headed by the Most Reverend Patriarch, under direct rule of the Pope. Some other religions practiced are other forms of christianity including Protestantism, and Seventh Day Adventism, Islam, and cultural practice. Other Millanian religions include Poonism, a practice surrounding Sean Poon, and advocating a mainly carnivorous and sugary diet. Another Practice followed by Millanians is Veletanu’tl, a practice similar to Bhuddism, which is a series of basic ideals.

Media

The Heralda Pasabrilloía is Millania's most popular newspaper as of 2018; printed online. Most publications of any type of Millanian media are made in either English, or Spanish.