United Royal Republic of Englica

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Federal Kingdom of Hilltop and New Potato Land
Flag of United Royal Republic of Englica
Flag
CapitalStevenshous Capital, Hilltop
Other languagesEnglish
DemonymEnglican
GovernmentFederal Republic with sub-national monarchies
• Prime Minister
Joseph Young (acting)
Area
• Total
1.54 km2 (0.59 sq mi)
Population
• Census
93
CurrencyUnited states dollar, British pound ($, £)
Time zoneCentral Standard Time (UTC-6)
Calling code+1
National sportSoccer
National animalHedgehog

The Imperial Kingdom of Hilltop and New Potato Land is a micronation initially founded by Jonah Nichols (King Jonah I) and Max Stenner (King Max I) on 15 May 2020, originally as the Kingdom of Woodshire Hill but became a federal republic, Englica, when it merged with the Republic of New Potato Land but keeping subnational monarchs. Wefren left Englica to become independent several months later and Bertia did the same in April 2022. Since then, the nation has been known as the Imperial Kingdom of Hilltop and New Potato Land. This micronation was founded due to all information on their previous micronation, the Grand Duchy of Wefren, being deleted by Emperor Jonathan of Austenasia. In essence, the Grand Duchy of Wefren ceased to exist. The original kings of Woodshire Hill suspected that Jonathan had done this in an attempt to “take over” Wefren, although this was later proven to be false.

Wefren soon broke free from Englica, becoming independent. Bertia was incorporated as a sub-nation in June 2021, but demands for independence meant that Englica dissolved in April 2022 and was reformed as the Imperial Kingdom of Hilltop and New Potato Land with the establishment of the Kingdom of Bertia.

Etymology

Englica is a combination of the words 'England', which comes from the Old English meaning 'land of the Angles' and America, a latinisation of the first name of explorer Amerigo Vespucci, who was named after St Emeric or of Englishman Richard Amerike, of which Amerike is an Anglicisation of Welsh patronymic ap Meryck, meaning son of Meryck.

Of the constituent states of Englica, Hilltop is named after the local town council ward of the original Hilltop territories, which was likely named that due to the fact that much of Hilltop Ward is centered on a Hill. Bertia is named after its original king, Harrison Bert. New Potato Land is of unknown etymological origin, but may be due to a fondness of potatoes from Josiah Welch.

Government

Englica is a parliamentary republic with sub-national semi-constitutional monarchies (districts). There isn’t a Head of State in Englica, and the position is filled locally by the sub-national monarchs. The Head of Government is the Prime Minister, the leader of the biggest party in Parliament, at this moment Joseph Young.

The districts within Englica have parliaments led by the District Minister, the leader of the biggest party in the Parliament. The District Minister is the local equivalent to the Prime Minister.

Elections are held once a year locally and nationally, but a national election has been stalled due to communication problems, resulting in Joseph Young holding the position of Acting Prime Minister.

Colonies

See more: Former colonies of Englica

Englica has colonies across the globe which are generally autonomous and affiliated with a District. They have their own laws and are only subject to the Englican Constitution.

The government has started to distance themselves from colonies in recent years, with the abandoning of all colonies except the Great Kingdom of Falalia in 2021 by Joseph Young. Another colony, the Feathers and Gills Governate, governed by Prince Ben, Earl of Motcombe with Martin Wareham as Deputy.

Foreign relations

Englica is a member state of the Cupertino Alliance and is an ally of the Duchy of Woodshire and the Kingdom of Cecillo.

International recognition

Englica recognises all micronations and most macronations except;

Religion

Both the Kingdom of Hilltop and Sovereign State of New Potato Land have Christianity as their official religion, but Hilltop is most overtly religious, with an official church, the Church of Hilltop, and on 9 August 2021, King Max I passed a law recognising the New Testament as law. In Hilltop, there is a prominent Atheist minority.

The former territory of Bertia has the Children of the Dank as state religion but it is a minority religion, and Maxism, the worship of Max of Hilltop as God, has more practitioners. Maxism has two branches, Classical Maxism, the worship of Max as God-King of the Universe and Marian Maxism, the belief that Max I is the incarnation of the Virgin Mary. Bertia is also home to the Bertian Church of Odin, once led by Connor Young before his conversion to Christianity. In Bertia there is a sizeable atheist minority and a small congregation of the Church of Hilltop led by George Dormer.

History

  • 2018-2019: The Codex Stuckus is written, providing a legendary history of Hilltop.
  • Mid-May 2020: King Max I starts up a TV channel within the district of Hilltop
  • 15 May 2020: The Kingdom of Woodshire Hill is founded
  • 16 May 2020: The first District Minister election is held, which sees Chris Nichols elected the DM of Woodshire, and Princess Donna the DM of Hilltop. Also, the fascist/loony parties started to suspect that the election was rigged for the SDP to win. They also wanted to abolish the monarchy
  • 17 May 2020: Slang terms slowly began to evolve in Woodshire, with the term "back garden" starting to replace "backyard"
  • 24 May 2020: Multiple at-home highschool graduations take place in the district of Woodshire, involving fireworks and honking cars as celebration
  • June 2020: King Jonah I begins to make calls for making Woodshire Hill more self-sustainable, in the event that a parent nation (UK or US) descends into chaos
  • August 2020: Part of the royal Hilltopper family got tested for COVID-19, tests came back negative
  • 11 August 2020: Princess Lana of Hilltop celebrates her 16th birthday
  • 25 August 2020: The town of Mere is established as a part of Hilltop. Meanwhile, Hilltop expands its claims.
  • 26 August 2020: The flag of Woodshire is changed
  • 27 August 2020: Pershing and Witham see their borders changed to have Witham claim all of Woodshire Park
  • 28 August 2020: An honours system is introduced to Woodshire Hill
  • 29 August 2020: A city block bordered by 19th street, 20th street, Dakota street, and high street, is annexed by Woodshire in order to include new citizens within the territory
  • 24 September 2020: The American Defensive Union of Micronations (ADUM) is founded by King Jonah of Woodshire and Executive Officer Josiah Welch of New Potato Land
  • 5 November 2020: Woodshire Hill enters the process of forming a feudal union with New Potato Land
  • 6 November 2020: Woodshire Hill and New Potato Land merge to form Englica
  • 17 January 2021: Princess Lana, Duchess of Knoyle is barred from the succession for spreading rumours about the Imperial family.
  • 19 January 2021: A civil war occurs in Hilltop, forcing Max I to abdicate in favour of rebel leader Ryan House. An exile government is established with Prince Jack, Duke of Gillingham and Queen Mother Donna, Duchess of Tarrant as co-monarchs. Oscar Thow would then depose Ryan and would abdicate in favour of Max 2 hours later. Max’s abdication is reversed. Princess Donna does recognise the reversal but Prince Jack dosen’t and continues to claim the title of King with Princess Lisa, Countess of Stourpaine.
  • 23 January 2021: Max is once again deposed by the forces of Charlie Dormer and Ryan House and Bertia councillor Tom Gilly is made King in the 23 January Coup. Max Stenner starts a government-in-exile.
  • 24 January 2021: Charlie and Ryan turn on Tom because he prefers DC to Marvel and Max is restored to the throne. Max and Charlie invade the Football Grounds in Bertia, which are held by rebel DC fans but fail.
  • 12 February 2021: Charlie declares himself King and attempts to depose Max in the Second Hilltop Civil War. It is agreed that Hilltop is split in half.
  • 13 February 2021: Charlie breaks his promise and invades Max’s half, declaring independence from Englica. He established himself as Emperor with Tom Gilly as a puppet king in the East but a resistance deposed him two hours later, bringing back Max.
  • 26 February 2021: Political strife in Hilltop forces the nation to be split with Ryan House as King of the West and Max as King of the East.
  • 1 March 2021: Max I is injured in a fight and leaves the public eye for 2 days.
  • 8 March 2021: East and West Hilltop reunite with Max as leader.
  • 15 March 2021: Woodshire separates from Englica.
  • 17 March 2021: The 2021 Hilltop general election takes place, resulting in a Social Democrat majority. A vote on Jackobitism occurs and results in a draw, which would result in a referendum being called on the issue.
  • 18 March 2021: Allegations against Prince Jack occur, accusing him of voter fraud, when the Dictator MP who supposedly voted for Jackobitism, George Heywood, stated that he actually voted against. King Max calls a trial against Prince Jack. Prince Jack vs The Kingdom of Hilltop. The referendum is put on hold.

A series of religious wars break out, the Dank Wars, with Martin Wareham splitting from the Children of the Dank and forming the Children of the Meme. The Children of the Dank is supported by Oscar Thow, Orin Harley and several other nobles. The Children of the Meme is supported by Max I and Harrison Bert among others.

Districts

Districts are divisions of the United Republic of Englica, similar to states or counties, that each has its own king/queen and district minister.


Hilltop

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Monarch: Max Stenner (King Max I)
District Minister: Queen Mother Donna, Duchess of Tarrant
Religion: Church of Hilltop
Area: 332.3 acres
Religious Policies: No non-Christian religious buildings allowed
District Animal: Havana Brown Cat
District Food: Pepperoni Pizza
District Drink: Lemonade
Population: 32
Capital: Stevenshous (11)

Leadership History

Max I (15 May 2019 - 19 January 2021) (Forced to abdicate by Ryan)

Government-in-Exile
Jack and Donna (19 January 2021)

De-facto government (Not recognised by Englica)
Ryan (19 January 2021) (Abdicated to Oscar)
Oscar ‘the Citizen King’ (19 January 2021) (Abdicated to Max)

Hilltop government
Max I (19 January 2021 - present) (In exile 23 - 24 January and 13 February) (Englica dissolved 1 April 2022)

De-facto governments (Not recognised by Englica)
Thomas (23 - 24 January and 13 February 2021) (Deposed by Max)
Emperor Charlie (13 February 2021) (Deposed by Max)
Connor Young (as Arthur II) (13-17 June 2021) (As King of the Britons) (Deposed by Max)

New Potato Land

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Monarch: Josiah Welch (King Josiah I)
District Minister: Vacant
Area: 863561 sq. miles (claimed)
District Animal: Potato
Population: 55
Patron Saint: St. Haemophilus influenzae #1,234,277
Religious Policies: Christianity
Offical languages: Welsh, English, Omaha–Ponca language
Capital: Draig Tatws (3)
Largest City: Tatws Mawr

Bertia

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Monarch: Harrison (sometimes numbered as Harrison II)
District Minister: Orin Harley
Area: Uncounted
District Animal: Cat
Population: 11
Religious Policies: Children of the Dank official, minorities of Maxism and Children of the Meme
Offical languages: English
Capital: Stair
Largest City: Designed

Leadership History

Harrison I (2013-2019) (Abdicated to Max)
Interregnum, rule by Hilltop (2019-13 February 2021)
Charlie (12 - 13 February 2021) (Overthrown)
Interregnum, rule by Hilltop (13-26 February 2021)
Ryan (26 February - 8 March 2021) (United under Hilltop)
Interregnum, rule by Hilltop (8 March-26 April 2021)
President Oscar (26 April-28 May 2021) (Overthrown)
Interregnum, rule by Hilltop (28 May-17 June 2021)
Oscar I (17 June 2021 - 10 January 2022) (Lost in 2022 Bertia constitutional referendum)
Harrison I (10 January 2022 - 1 March 2022) (Overthrown)
Ryan (Second time) (1 March 2022 - 11 March 2022) (Abdicated)
Alfie (11 March 2022) (Overthrown)
Harrison I (11 March 2022 - present) (Englica dissolved 1 April 2022)

Constituencies

Hilltop (all now extinct)

In Hilltop, constituencies were abolished in March 2022.

Stevenshous

MP: Queen Mother Donna, Duchess of Tarrant
Current Party: Social Democrat

Mere

MP: Jo de Mere
Current Party: Feminist Party

Upper Stevenshous

MP: Kimbo Bert
Current Party: Social Democrat

Spetisbury

MP: Princess Lisa, Countess of Stourpaine
Current Party: Social Democrat

Lower Stevenshous

MP: Charlotte Young
Current Party: Hilltop Salvation

Bertia (pre independence)

North Bertia

MP: Olly Gooding
Current Party: Unite Party

South Bertia

MP: Orin Harley
Current Party: Bertia Freedom Party

West Bertia

MP: Abby Collop
Current Party: Unite Party

East Bertia

MP: Harrison Bert
Current Party: Unite Party

Cities

Hilltop

Stevenshous Capital

Mayor: Prince Daniel, Duke of Mere (Foreign Monster Raving Loony)
Population: 11

Lower Stevenshous

Mayor: Prince Christopher, Duke of Winterbourne (Hilltop Salvation)
Population: 5

Upper Stevenshous

Mayor: William Purser (Hilltop Salvation)
Population: 5

Spetisbury

Mayor: Princess Lisa, Countess of Stourpaine (Jackobite)
Population: 2

Mere

Mayor: Princess Lynn, Countess of Wincanton (Social Democrat)
Population: 5

Bertia

Stair

Mayor: George Heywood (Unite)
Population: 9

Tret

Mayor: Abby Collop (Unite)
Population: 10

Rowd

Mayor: Olly Gooding (Unite)
Population: 14


Lines of Succession

Hilltop

Hilltop follows Agnatic-Cognatic priomogeniture, but there is a strong movement from the Social Democrats to make this an Absolute Primogeniture system. If Max I dies or abdicates without heirs, the monarchy will become a duel monarchy between the House of Avery and House of Stenner.

Avery succession

  1. Prince Jack, Duke of Gillingham
  2. Prince Daniel, Duke of Mere
  3. Prince Ben, Earl of Motcombe
  4. Princess Bethany, Baroness Léon
  5. Sir Lanzo Léon
  6. Princess Ella of Hilltop
  7. Princess Holly of Hilltop
  8. Princess Lynn, Countess of Wincanton
  9. Prince Alfred of Hilltop

Stenner succession

The Stenner succession is even more complex because after Princess Lucy of Hilltop, there are plans to have a triple monarchy if Max doesn’t have heirs.

  1. Queen Mother Donna, Duchess of Tarrant
  2. Princess Lisa, Countess of Stourpaine
  3. Prince Brandon of Hilltop
  4. Princess Emma of Hilltop (formerly Prince Jacob)
  5. Princess Lucy of Hilltop

Bertia

Bertia follows a system of appointing the line of succession by the monarch, at this time Harrison I of Bertia.

  1. George Heywood
  2. William Purser
  3. Charlie Devaney
  4. Bodhi Knapp
  5. Orin Harley
  6. Oscar Thow

District Ministers

These are all of the District Ministers by the time of Englica’s dissolution on 1 April 2022. New Potato Land: Vacant
Hilltop: Prince Christopher, Duke of Winterbourne
Bertia: Orin Harley
District Ministers can declare a vote on any topic they would like that could change legislation. The citizens then vote on it, and if the monarch agrees to their decision, the legislation is passed.

Political Parties

Hilltop Salvation Party

Founded: 15 May 2020 as the Fascist Party
Founder: Harrison Bert
Leader: Prince Christopher, Duke of Winterbourne
Deputy Leader: Princess Linda, Duchess of Shaftesbury
Ideology: Fascism (formerly)
Right-wing populism
Position: Right wing to Far-right
No. of Seats: 3 (Hilltop)

Formerly called the Fascist Party, it was renamed in February 2021 for the 2021 Hilltop general election to the Dictator Party to lower association with Naziism and to take votes from the Foreign Monster Raving Loony Party. It was initially led by Harrison Bert with George Heywood as Deputy Leader but Harrison resigned after Bertian semi-independence was achieved and how Prince Christopher, Duke of Winterbourne as leader with Princess Linda, Duchess of Shaftesbury as Deputy Leader. The party has since moved itself further from the Far-right, renaming itself the Hilltop Salvation Party. They have been in a coalition government with the Social Democrats since Charlotte Young defected to the Hilltop Salvation Party, ending the Social Democrat majority. They are pro-Max I and anti-Jackobite. However, a few days later the majority was re-established. In the 2022 Hilltop general election, the Salvation Party won in the popular vote, and won the same amount of seats as the Social Democrats. They entered a coalition government led by the Slavafion Party.

Social Democrat Party

Founded: 15 May 2020
Founder: Queen Mother Donna, Duchess of Tarrant
Leader: Donna Stenner
Deputy Leader: Princess Lynn, Countess of Wincanton
Ideology: Social democracy
Position: Centre-left
No. of Seats: 3 (Hilltop)

The current ruling party in Hilltop and the majority party in the Englican parliament. It is a centre-left party that advocates for workers rights and Anti-Jackobitism. It is led by Queen Mother Donna, Duchess of Tarrant. It held a majority in the 2020 election but they lost 2 seats in the 2021 Hilltop general election to the Jackobites, weakening their hold over parliament. In the 2022 Hilltop general election, the Social Democrats lost their majority, but entered government in a coaltion led by the Salvation party.

Foreign Monster Raving Loony Party

Founded: 15 May 2020
Dissolved: January 2022 Founder: Prince Daniel, Duke of Mere
Leader: Prince Daniel, Duke of Mere
Ideology: Novelty
Position: Big-tent

A novelty party based in Stevenshous, it holds 1 city in Hilltop, Stevenshous. It advocates for 'expulsion of idiots' and rule by dogs. It dissolved in January 2022.

Centrist Party

Founded: 16 May 2020
Dissolved: 15 March 2021
Founder and Leader: Chris Nichols
Ideology: Centrism
Position: Centre

The party was at the time the only party not based in Hilltop, being based in Pershing, Woodshire and was led by Chris Nichols (Prince Chris of Woodshire). It dominated Woodshire politics, rarely interfering elsewhere but when Woodshire gained its independence, the party was dissolved.

House of Avery Nationalists (formerly Jackobite)

Founded: 19 January 2021 (first time), January 2022 (second time)
Banned: 22 August 2021 (first time)
Founder: Prince Jack, Duke of Gillingham
Leader: Prince Jack, Duke of Gillingham
Deputy Leader: Arrianne Kingman
Ideology: Jackobitism
Position: Centre to Centre-left
No. of Seats: 2

The party was founded after the First Civil War in January 2021 and it advocates for Max I’s abdication to Prince Jack, Duke of Gillingham and Princess Lisa, Countess of Stourpaine because they do not recognise the reversal of Max I’s abdication by parliament. The Jackobites have been heavily successful in recent times, becoming the official opposition in the 2021 Hilltop general election and winning the seats of Mere and Spetisbury. Jackobite is a play on word for Jacobite. The party was banned after violent clashes at the Battle of Denes between anti-Biblical protesters and the Hilltopper royal family. However, it was re-established in January 2022 for the 2022 Hilltop general election as the House of Avery Nationalists.

Despite most Jackobites supporting the rule of Jack and Lisa, others support rule by Oscar Thow or Orin Harley.

Feminist Party

Founded: 8 January 2021
Founder: Rose Russell
Leader: Rose Russell
Deputy Leader: Lara Miller (Princess Lara of Bertia)
Ideology: Feminism, Republicanism
Position: Centre-left
Seats: 2 (Hilltop)

A Feminist party in Hilltop. It doesn’t hold any seats in parliament but has had an increase of voters in 2021, with them being the second biggest party in Bertia, only beaten by the Jackobites. They are led by Rose Russell. The party also supports the abolition of the monarchy. They won the 2022 Mere by-election and gained a seat in the

Bertia Freedom Party

Founded: 17 June 2021
Founder: Orin Harley
Leader: Orin Harley
Deputy Leader: Sonny Morgan
Ideology: Bertian nationalism, Social liberalism
Position: Centre-left

The Bertia Freedom Party was established after the semi-independence of Bertia was achieved on 17 June 2021 by Leader Orin Harley with support from new King of Bertia Oscar Thow. It is socially and economically Liberal, and is in favour of LGBT rights and Black Lives Matter.

The Deputy Leader of the party is Sonny Morgan, after Dylan Williams was made to resign in March 2022.

Unite

Founded: 17 June 2021
Founder: Olly Gooding
Leader: Vinny Stokes
Deputy Leader: Reuben Sandach
Ideology: Bertian-Hilltopper unionism, Pro-Max I
Position: Big-tent

Unite is the biggest party in Bertia and supports unionism between Bertia and Hilltop under the rule of Max I. It was initially a more controversial group under its founder Olly Gooding, an ex-general who led forces at the Battle of Feld, quashing the Bertian Civil War, but after his resignation on 15 July 2021, ex-Dictator Party leaders Harrison Bert and George Heywood have taken over, vowing to remove past controversy. Harrison Burt was elected King of Bertia in the 2022 Bertia constitutional referendum and resigned as Leader of UnITE in January 2022 and Vinny Stokes took over.

Contact

max.stenner@icloud.com - Max of Hilltop