Abeldane Empire

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The Abeldane Empire
Abeldanisches Kaiserreich (DE)
Empire abeldanais (FR)

Abeldane flag.jpg
Flag
GCOA AbelCom.png
Coat of Arms

Motto
Deus salve!
Latin: God reigns!

Anthem
Der Königgrätzer Marsch
National and Imperial Anthem

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Florida, United States
Government logo 2.png
Imperial Government logo

Capital cities Pleston (UAE) and Alexton (USA)
Largest city Pleston
Official language (s) English
German
French
Demonym Abeldane

Government Federal constitutional and absolute monarchy
- Monarch Stephen
- Vorsitzender Patrick Renwick, Marquis of Bessatre
- Stellvertreter Avro Keatings, Baron Keatings

Legislature Reichsversammlung

Formation 6 June 2014
- Declaration of establishment 6 June 2014
- Federalisation 30 June 2016

Area 708 km2
Population 102 (2017)
Currency Trimole
Time zone UTC
(UTC+10 in Foesterlingen
UTC+4 in Alenshka, Legabelden, Dolangrad,
UTC+1 in Demirelia, Sinoland, Stella,
UTC±00:00 in Morgannwg and Satirno,
UTC-3 in Rai,
UTC-5 in Alexander,
UTC-6 in Teodoria, Skandberg,
UTC-7 in St. Castle)
Patron saint Saint Stephen (national and imperial)
Saint Philip the Apostle (imperial)

This nation is a member of the Abeldane Commonwealth, Grand Unified Micronational, Union Against Micronational War and the International Agricultural Development Pact.

Official website

Abelden, officially The Abeldane Empire and the Commonwealth[1] or more commonly as The Abeldane Empire (German: Abeldanisches Kaiserreich French: Empire abeldanais), is a self-declared independent nation-state (more commonly referred to as a micronation by outsiders) with claims in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania and Antarctica. It is governed under a federal semi-constitutional monarchy and a unicameral parliament.

The Empire consists of fourteen federal states, including five kingdoms, two grand principalities, three grand duchies, one duchy, two principalities and one landgrave. Each federal state is headed by its own monarch and may also include a head of government, with Alenshka being the seat of the Abeldane Monarchy and the King of Alenshka being the Monarch at the same time. Stephen I & II is the current Monarch and Patrick Renwick being the present Vorsitzender. The government is mostly based on the former German Empire, and the Empire maintains democratic values and basic micronational ideas to be integrated everywhere. Cultural diversity has a prominent place in the history of Abelden; the micronation would not survive without it.

Abelden is a "Fifth World" micronation, scoring 11/12 on Boodlesmythe-Tallini System and scoring 4.4 out of a 5 on David's Micronational Potential Index and 5.3 out of a 6 on Freayth's System of Classification

Etymology

The name Abelden was the best of a list of suggestions from the Emperor Stephen. Each suggestion started with the letter "a," in order to fit with Alenshka, the seat of the Abeldane monarchy. Alenshka came from the Russian word Alexei, which came from Tsarevich Alexei of Russia, the only son of the executed Romanov family.

History

Militarmia and the establishment of the Empire

Militarmia was proposed by HIM Emperor Stephen in mid-2013. Work began forming the micronation after Emperor Stephen became the head of state and head of the government of Militarmia on 18 August 2013. Militarmia gained some presence within the MicroWiki community by early 2014.

Militarmia established a system of government like that of the United Kingdom. Democracy was not yet implemented in the Empire and the government was not fully established. During the spring of 2014, a conflict started which led to the demise of Militarmia.

Emperor Stephen abdicated in favor of Trystan Cline during April 2014. Suddenly leaving the online group, former Emperor Stephen gave the administration of the group to Emperor Trystan. Regretting this, he asked Trystan for the return of the throne and administration; but the current Emperor, who had power over all Militarmia, gave the administration instead to Miles of Sorrenia. A group chat was created to solve the problem, but failed; Militarmia was instead absorbed into the Sorrenian Federation's territories.

Militarmia was dissolved due to the fact that it had been absorbed by the Sorrenian Federation. All titles held by the former Imperial family were relinquished.

The original declaration of independence.

On the night of 5 June 2014, the former Emperor started planning a new micronation. At 01:00 in the morning on 6 June 2014, Abelden was established. Almost every single former citizen of Militarmia became citizens of Abelden. Emperor Stephen imagined Abelden as an Empire with a Commonwealth, and the first two members that joined the newly formed Commonwealth were Alenshka and Legabelden.

Abelden established a semi-constitutional monarchy with a unicameral parliament. The Monarch became the head of state, and the Prime Minister became head of government along with the Emperor. Two months after its establishment, Abelden ratified its first constitution.

Legatia joined the Abeldane Commonwealth, founded by Elizabeth Grotdrot and Emperor Stpehen. Grotdrot briefly disestablished Legatia, only to have it rejoin the Abeldane Commonwealth as a kingdom.

Rachel I to Second General Elections

In late summer of 2014, Stephen abdicated in favor of Rachel. He abdicated in order 'to focus on his studies and spend more of his time on real life activities' and indicated that he wouldn't return to micronationalism unless it was important. Remaining as the founder of Abelden, Stephen retained powers to be used only during coups and wars as prescribed by the constitution and thus Rachel became Empress on 24 September 2014 after signing his abdication document.[2]

Donald of Abelden, who was Emperor of Abelden from 16 December 2014 until 25 December 2014.

There was much inactivity during Rachel's reign. From September till December, there was no activity other than people asking "why are there no activities or posts in the group?". Rachel abdicated in favor of Donald on 16 December 2014 stating her reason for abdicating was that she needed to focus on her studies. Henceforth, Donald became Emperor on 16 December 2014 at 16:13 in the evening.[3]

Donald stated that he would remain as Emperor until Emperor Stephen comes back.[4] The first order of Donald was to appoint a Prime Minister, Andrew Janiszewski.[5] Emperor Donald would reign until 25 December 2014, when Emperor Stephen returned to the throne, taking the same name.[6]

On 27 December 2014, the Kingdom of Darmania was abolished as the nation had descended into deep inactivity. All titles and all governmental positions were abolished with this effective act.

Abelden held its first general elections from 8 January 2015 until 10 January 2015 with the voting held in the group lounge of Abelden.[7] Andrew Janiszewski won the position as Prime Minister, defeating HM King Michael I and the Duke of Pleston. The Emperor also introduced new positions, which were voted on for the first time in this election.

The Second General Election commenced on 28 February 2015. Duke of Pleston won the majority of positions, but at that time, an individual could only hold a maximum of three positions. Emperor Stephen appointed other citizens to the rest of the positions. The end of the elections saw the start of the 2015 Abeldane crisis.

2015 Abeldane crisis

The 2015 Abeldane crisis was a series of events that happened between 1 March 2015 until 8 March 2015. Newly elected Deputy Prime Minister Michael Thomas Brazeau was criticized for his views about opposing certain liberal ideas. The Prime Minister, Andrew Janiszewski, then started a petition on impeaching the Deputy Prime Minister and Brazeau promptly resigned as Deputy Prime Minister. A series of Prime Ministers were also appointed and the decision making of Emperor Stephen was criticized. Emperor Stephen then stepped down from the throne and enacted Act 6 (Election terms) and 7 (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) as his last decrees. On 8 March, he ended the conflicts and reappointed Andrew Janiszewski as Prime Minister again and abdicated the throne for the second time and the throne passed to Emperor Donald.

The crisis saw an increase, then decrease, in citizenship and loss of interest within the Empire. It was the first time that the reserved powers of the Emperor were ever used. Brazeau and Benjamin Norris were expelled from Abelden following the crisis. The position of Prime Minister was abolished from 4 until 5 March 2015, when the Duke of Pleston, who was the Emperor Donald, became the Prime Minister as well.

Emperor Stephen then became the Emperor of Munkkia from 6 March 2015 until 9 March 2015. The former Emperor stepped down from the throne after realising that he held dual micronational citizenship: Munkkia was exclusively for Munnkians only.

Intermediate period

On 24 March 2015, Emperor Stephen became Emperor for the third time following the abdication of Emperor Donald. The third general election was held on 15 July 2015, with all citizens running for election. The general election saw the first use of an online voting system. A group of people were called to vote online as a test from the Imperial Government.[8] On 4 August 2015, the Federal Republic of Demirelia joined as the fourth member of the Commonwealth, but under slightly different provisions than the other three: Demirelia was to continue as a full member of the Commonwealth for two and a half months, after which it would gain full independence.

On 7 August 2015, Emperor Stephen enacted Act 9 (Neutrality), a law that protects Abelden's neutrality in all cases. The act also describes that the Abeldane people may only declare war if the majority of the citizens agreed to do so.

A new Abeldane Constitution was enacted on 5 October 2015 after a referendum was held on the same day, with the majority of voters agreeing to the constitution. The Constitution was officially enacted and promulgated throughout the Empire and the Commonwealth through an Act of the Parliament. Llewelyn Lawton was re-elected as Vorsitzender on 24 December 2015 and Harry, Duke of Johnstown was elected as Stellvertreter for the first time. Emperor Stephen also dissolved the first Reichsversammlung and opened the second Reichsversammlung on the same day to pave way for a new government under Llewelyn Lawton.[9]

On 24 March 2016, Emperor Stephen celebrated his Paper Jubilee, his first year of reign as Emperor of Abelden and Monarchs of the other Commonwealth nations. This was celebrated with a commemorative banknote issued by the Imperial Central Bank and a grant of personal arms by the Instürwappadel. The titles of the Abeldane Monarch were altered and peerages were granted to citizens in commemoration of the occassion.[10]

Federal Empire

In June 2016, Emperor Stephen completed perhaps the largest reform in all of Abeldane history, by annexing most of the member states of the Abeldane Commonwealth. A referendum was announced on 26 June 2016 throughout the Empire and the Commonwealth which was to be held on 30 June.[11] The referendum ended with 92.9% in favour of a federal monarchy and 7.1% in favour of retaining a unitary state.[12] He reformed the Empire's structure to be like that of imperial Germany. Abelden's population was greatly expanded and diversified due to this. Notable states include Sinoland and the Kingdom of Morgannwg. New federal monarchs were appointed, while some continued in their respective thrones such as Patrick Renwick as King of Demirelia and Llewelyn Lawton continuing as King of Morgannwg.[13]

That same month, Stephen wrote a twenty-page constitution to replace the former one, due to the large changes in the empire. From late June to early July, Stephen reformed the Reichsversammlung, thus appointing a new Vorsitzender and Stellvertreter, as well as new members of parliament from each state. Emiel Hardy became Vorsitzender, and Isaac Reuel became Stellvertreter.

The Empire oversaw several changes during its federalisation, one of which was the abdication of King Dallin I as King of St. Castle because of his retirement from the micronational community. Emiel Hardy replaced him as King and Nuri van Dijk replaced Greiner as Grand Prince of Sinoland. [14] The regency, which had begun since September 2015, finally ended on 31 August 2016 and on its replace established the Reichsräte, the Council of State, which composed appointed members to take over the Emperor's state duties while he was away.[15]

During the first 4 months of the federal Empire, Abelden saw 3 federal states, Glaciania, Leganisberg, and Deoter, become part of Alenshka. East Nedland seceded from the Empire on September 2016 after a referendum and request by the Prince Edward I. Abelden oversaw the creation of the Grand Principality of Teodoria as the 13th federal state, headed by Grand Prince Lars. Two more states soon joined the Empire: the Duchy of Raonheim and the Landgraviate of Satirno, thereby making up the present number of states in the Empire.

On 26 October 2016, a referendum about the Monarchy was held which asked voters if they had confidence in the Monarchy and the Emperor. The vote, which was open to registered and non-registered voters, passed easily with a majority of 90.2% in favour of supporting the Monarchy and the Emperor.[16]

Geography

The Abeldane Empire consists of 14 federal states, the largest of which is the Kingdom of Morgannwg. These federal states were independent before joining, or else were created by the Empire. The Kingdom of Alenshka is the permanent seat of the Abeldane Monarchy, and therefore the King of Alenshka is the Emperor of the Abeldane Empire. Originally, Abelden was composed of 15 federal states. Three duchies were annexed to Alenshka on the 10 September 2016.[17] The federal states are divided into 5 kingdoms, 2 grand principalities, 3 grand duchies, 1 duchy, 2 principalities, and 1 landgrave; each ruled by their respective monarchs. The Landgrave of Satirno and Duchy of Raonheim joined on October 2016, therefore increasing from 12 to 14 states.

Abelden's capitals are Pleston and Alexton, both symbolise the two continents where Abelden is located; Pleston is located in Asia while Alexton is located in North America. Both cities are part of Alenshka and are at the same time the capitals of Alenshka.

The Empire has also Crown Dependencies, which are Autonomous territories but any Federal laws or state laws do not apply to it unless stated specifically; however they fall under Abeldane sovereignty and the Crown is directly responsible for governing it, through High Commissioners.


Federal states of the Abeldane Empire
Flag Coat of arms State State
code
Capital Citizens Area (km2) Official language(s) Head of
state
Alenshkaflag.jpg Coat of arms of Alenshka.png
Kingdom of
Alenshka
ALN Pleston
and Alexton
16
20.52 km2
English
German
French
Stephen
Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
and King of Alenshka
St David and Piran's cross.png Coat of arms of Amon Lasgalen.png
Kingdom of
Morgannwg
MGW Caerdydd (de jure)
Middleham (de facto)
12
34.74 km2
English
Welsh
Llewelyn
King of Morgannwg
Flag of Legabelden.jpg Coat of arms of Legabelden.png
Kingdom of
Legabelden
LGN Hausenstadt
14
0.25 km2
English Harry
King of Legabelden
Demirelia flag.png Coat of arms of Demirelia.png
Kingdom of
Demirelia
DMR Volkania
8
0.15 km2
English
Norwegian
German
Patrick I
King of Demirelia
St. Castle flag.png Coat of arms of St. Castle.png
Kingdom of
St. Castle
STC New Keutschen
3
19.2 km2
English
Dutch
Russian
Artemis
Queen of St. Castle
Flag of Sinoland.png Coat of arms of Sinoland.png
Grand Principality of
Sinoland
SNL Kieven
6
105.2 km2
English
Dutch
Nuri I
Grand Prince of Sinoland
Teodoria.png Coat of arms of Teodoria.png
Grand Principality of
Teodoria
TDR Ikonoria
4
0.85 km2
English
Romanian
Esperanto
Henry
Grand Prince of Teodoria
Dolangrad flag.png Coat of arms of Dolangrad.png
Grand Duchy of
Dolangrad
DLN Dolonia
2
0.18 km2
English Isaac
Grand Duke of Dolangrad
Alexander flag.png Coat of arms of Alexander.png
Grand Duchy of
Alexander
ALX Richmond City
10
6.2 km2
English Michael I
Grand Duke of Alexander
Flag of Rai Abelden.png GcoaAbeldenAlenshka.png
Grand Duchy of
Rai
RAI Batori
6
0.012 km2
English Tarik
Grand Duke of Rai
Foesterlingen flag.png GcoaAbeldenAlenshka.png
Duchy of
Foesterlingen
FST Templum
2
0.054 km2
English
Swedish
David
Duke of Foesterlingen
Flag of Stella.png Coat of arms of Stella.png
Principality of
Stella
STL TBA
3
516.11 km2
English TBA
Skandberg flag.png Coat of arms of Skandberg.png
Principality of
Skandberg
SKN Skandberg City
5
4.66 km2
English Vaughan
Prince of Skandberg
Satirno flag.png Coat of arms of Satirno.png
Landgraviate of
Satirno
STN Satirno
8
TBD
English James
Landgrave of Satirno

Government and politics

Abelden is governed under a federal semi-constitutional monarchy, with each federal state responsible for governing their own state affairs. The federal government is known as the Imperial Government and all members of the federal government are responsible for making final decisions in their respective positions.[18]

The Monarch is the head of state and government of the Empire and the other members of the Commonwealth. The Monarch may also appoint any officials directly with consent from the people. The Monarch is counselled on the matters of state by the Vorsitzender and the Cabinet of Abelden. The Monarch is a semi-constitutional monarch as the Monarch is subjected into the laws of the Empire, but may also do some independent decisions without consent. Constantly, the rule is mostly ignored and the Monarch is more of an absolute Monarch; hence why the presence of the Monarch is important to the activity and health of the Empire.[19]

The Vorsitzender is the head of the government, who is elected by the people or appointed by the Monarch. The Vorsitzender has the same power as the Monarch, and like the Monarch, everything must be approved by the Reichsversammlung. The Vorsitzender may also enact his/her own laws, with a direct approval of the Monarch and the Reichsversammlung. The Vorsitzender has the power to overturn the declaration of war made by the Monarch. The Stellvertreter acts as the deputy of the Vorsitzender in any cases that the Vorsitzender may become incapacitated, lose contact, or resigns.

The Reichsversammlung is the parliament of the Empire and the parliament for all the federal states, and its members are directly appointed by their respective federal monarch or by the Emperor himself/herself. Members receive the acronym MP as part of their name. Acts passed by the Monarch are usually done in the name of the Reichsversammlung and are known as an Act of the Parliament.[20]

Abelden has a supreme court, the Supreme Court of Abelden, which is the court of last resort for administrative law, civil law and criminal law cases in the federal states and the Empire itself.

Foreign relations

The front cover of the Abeldane passport.

Abelden currently accepts requests of mutual recognitions from other micronations, but alliances are prohibited under the constitution. A treaty is to be signed between the two nations; the signing will usually begin friendly relations. Since the establishment, there have been more than 20 micronations that Abelden has established/signed a treaty of mutual recognition.

Abelden is a member of the Grand Unified Micronational, the Abeldane Commonwealth, and Micronational Cooperation Group, and maintains close relations mostly with the Abeldane Commonwealth on which citizens of the Commonwealth has the free right to become Abeldane citizens at their own wish. Abelden was admitted to the Grand Unified Micronational on the 24 July 2016 and was previously a provisional member from 10 July until 24 July.

Internal affairs

Before Abelden became a federal Empire, it was governed directly by the Imperial Government, with cities acting as subdivisions in the Empire and each having their own appointed Mayor. Presently, Abelden is now headed by a federal Monarch, on which the Monarch is first among equals. Each federal state is responsible for governing their own, but is sometimes subjected to federal laws.

Federal states may have their own elections and elected heads of government, but are required to have a Monarchy type of state as agreed. Laws of the federal states are enacted in the Reichsversammlung as it is the untied parliament of all the states and each state has a right to propose any law that is to specific for their state only and not to the entire Empire, unless it contradicts a federal law which will require some debating.

Elections and political parties

General elections are usually the core of activity within the Empire as registered voters get to vote. Usually, general elections happen every 3 months a year, thereby making 3 general elections per year. Previously, general elections were held every 6 months. The longest gap between general elections was the gap between the December 2015 elections and the June 2016 elections, a period of six months, following the official constitutional rule on elections per year.

Political parties in Abelden are very common and the oldest political party still in existence is the Democratic-Liberty Party of Abelden, established on September 2016. Presently, there are five political parties operating in Abelden and each have their own seats in the Reichsversammlung. Some MPs in the Reichsversammlung opt to not join any party, and are referred to as Independents for official purposes.

Party Ideology Spectrum Leader Foundation RVS seats Logo
Abeldane National Party ANP Big tent nationalism Centre Patrick Renwick 6 June 2017
11 / 37
ANP logo.png
Abeldane Social Ecology ASE Eco-socialism Left Newton von Uberquie 7 June 2017
7 / 37
Social Ecology Party of Abelden.png
Federalist Party FP Populism Right Michael Brazeau 25 May 2017
4 / 37
Federalist Party logo.jpg
Independence Party of Abelden IPA Classical liberalism Centre-right Henry Clément 12 September 2016
10 / 37
Ipa69.png
Rhinoceros Party of Abelden RPA Pragmatism
Satire
N/A Horatio Eden 10 August 2017
3 / 37
Abelden Rhino.png

Federal monarchs

The Abeldane Empire is composed of several federal states, each one having their own respective monarch or monarchs as head of state. The heads of the states are collectively referred as Federal Monarchs. The Monarch of Alenshka is the federal monarch of the Empire, as Alenshka is the seat of the federal monarchy, and therefore the Monarch of Alenshka uses the title Emperor of the Abeldane Empire and King of Alenshka. Each federal monarch is distinct in terms of their styles, with some of the more popular titles being "king", "grand prince", "grand duke" or "prince".

The following are the current federal monarchs of the various states of the Empire:

Government

The Imperial Government is composed of ministers who are members of the Reichsregierungskabinett, or simply the Cabinet, and their secretariats. Each member of the cabinet must be a member of the Reichsversammlung, the parliament of Abelden, as required constitutionally. The Monarch is also a member of the Cabinet. There are presently ten ministers in the Cabinet. Previously, the Clothsmaster-General was also included, but the positions were repealed by the Emperor as a part of a governmental reform package.

The current Cabinet is presently arranged as follows:

Military

The roundel of the Imperial Air Force

The Imperial and Royal Armed Forces of the Abeldane Empire serves as the army for Abelden and for all the federal states. The Armed Forces is mainly ceremonial, and therefore do not do actual duty nor have actual weapons. Ranks exists in the military as well as titles and military orders. These may be conferred by the Monarch at his/her pleasure, if the person is to be awarded is worthy to be given the said title/rank/military order. Although ceremonial, the military's objective is 'to protect and serve the Empire and the Emperor'.

There is currently a new base in Bosmansk for the Imperial Armed Forces as requested by the Bosmanish Government.[21]

Economy

Throughout Abelden's history, Abelden has experienced very little income. Currently, foreign and domestic affairs are the most important as of now. Abelden PrintWorks is currently the only company in Abelden that makes income through selling Abeldane banknotes, which is a boost to local economy. Local goods were produced and did make enough income target that the sellers were looking for. However, the stock for making local goods ran out, and ever since then, Abelden maintains a low income.

Trimole

Banknotes of the Trimole, issued at 2016.

Since the establishment of Abelden, there were already efforts on creating a currency, the Trimole. Banknotes were released in the denomination of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 1000 trimole on the 21 March 2015 and a second series on the 9 August 2015. An exchange rate was set and was pegged from the British pound with the trimole having the same equivalent from 1:1. Many banknotes of the first series were made and were sold to collectors locally. High denominations had the largest amount to be made, unlike the smaller notes, since not so many were produced. The second series contained new denominations ƭ1/2, ƭ1, ƭ5, ƭ10 and ƭ20. All notes from ƭ50 to ƭ1000 were removed from circulation to avoid money laundering. Local currencies remain legal tender in all places. The Pound Sterling is the official currency used in all government transactions, but prices also include the value in trimole. The trimole remains as a collector's currency and an expression of the nation's sovereignty.

Culture

Abelden derives elements of its culture from Asian, European and American culture. The influence can be seen from the fact that Abelden's federal states are found in 4 continents. In Alenshka, dishes are usually in traditional Arab cuisine and some dishes are influenced from Western cuisine; dressing manner are usually to be done in a conservative manner in some cities and in some in a liberal way. Religion is freely expressed in the Kingdom, but during holy months in the Islamic Calendar, respect must be given for all Muslims in the Kingdom.

The culture is mostly influenced by the federal states in North America, of which it brought influences of liberty, democracy, music, language and more. Western music is widely accepted in the Empire, as are some of the things that citizens usually enjoy doing. Federal states in Europe usually have the same culture as the other federal sates in North America do, although they have their own local traditions and types of cuisine, as well as languages. European languages are mostly dominant in the Empire, with Dutch and German being mostly spoken daily by citizens in the Empire.

History is usually a general knowledge within the Empire and most citizens at least know about World War II. A new kind of art culture emerged from the Empire after federalisation begun and is usually known as "Memes." Memes are quite common within the Empire and at least every citizen has created a meme for themselves and has integrated into the usual activities in the Empire and the Imperial Government. The creation of Microball comics has also emerged and is usually very popular amongst the citizens.

The front page of The Abeldane Times from 2014.

Languages and Media

According to the Abeldane Constituion, the official languages recognized are English, German and French. English is the most commonly used language in the Empire and required to be learned by all citizens. German and French are spoken rarely, but they are used on official government documents. Other official languages used in the federal states are Dutch, Norwegian, and Welsh. Spanish is also used as an official working language in the Reichsversammlung, besides the other official languages.

Abelden's media is well and richly written. The freedom of speech in Abelden is unlimited as stated in the constitution. The first online newspaper in Abelden is The Abeldane Times, being established on December 2014 and replacing the Imperial Government's role as the sole online newspaper.

Religion

Religions professed by Abeldanes as of 20 April 2017.

Ever since Abelden was founded on 6 June 2014, religious freedom has always been granted to all subjects in the Empire. The Abeldane Constitution states that all citizens have the right to religion and the right to practice it. Roman Catholicsm is the most predominant religion in the Empire, in terms of Christianity, and is the official religion of Glaciania. All other religions enjoy the same status of freedom. Atheism is very predominant in the Empire and has caused conflicts, but nevertheless, atheists are usually friendly with the Christians in the Empire.

Cuisine

Abelden's cuisine and eating habits are influenced mostly by Arab and Philippine cuisine. Alenshkan cuisine is mostly well-known by the use of meat and chicken often in all kinds of food. Alenshkans usually feed on rice with an unlimited assortment of viands, which is a normal way of eating for Asians. In Alexton, vegetables are mostly consumed by citizens and sweet dishes like cakes and pies are also consumed daily. People in Pleston usually go out in malls for traditional Western cuisine or Asian cuisine or mixed and don't usually eat at homes.

Holidays

National holidays in Abelden are of an importance to all. Each federal state has their own respective holidays, but the Empire have holidays that applies to all federal states and not just to one. All holidays are not usually regulated, and may be removed or added with the discretion from the federal government.

On 20 January 2016, Emperor Stephen declared two new holidays in the Empire: the Autism Acceptance Day and the Anxiety and Depression Week. The ADD takes place every 2 April whilst the A&DW takes place every first week of May. The two holidays were dedicated to the Former Empress, who herself has autism and depression. [22]

Name Date Remarks
New Year's Day 1 January The beginning of the year in the Georgian Calendar. Public holiday in Abelden.
Autism Acceptance Day 2 April Day of acceptance for all autistic people and children. Created in honour of the HI&RM the Former Empress.
Dementia Awareness Week 3-9 April Dedicated to all people who have dementia.
Holy Days 13-15 April The three important days in the Christendom: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week First week of May Dedicated to all depressed people in the world.
Remembrance of the Dead 4 May Remembrance of the deaths in the Second World War.
Imperial Day 6 June Foundation of the Abeldane Empire.
Donald of Abelden's birthday 21 July Public holiday on celebrating the birthday of the Duke of Pleston.
Death anniversary of Axel Nielson 19 September A close friend of Emperor Stephen; he dedicated this day for him. All flags are ordered to be in half-mast or below-mast.
All Soul's Day 1 November The day of the remembrance of all souls in purgatory. All activities silenced until the third day.
Emperor Day 14 November Celebration of the birth of Emperor Stephen.
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Day 18 November Celebration of the ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)day.
Rachel I of Abelden's birthday 29 November Celebration of the birthday of the former Empress Rachel
Christmas Day 25 December Celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

References and notes

  1. German: Abeldanisches Kaiserreich und dessen Commonwealth French: Empire abeldanais et la Commonwealth. The full name is used rarely, only applied on special documents. The prefix The is a part of the full name in English.
  2. Emperor Stephen abdicates Abeldane Times Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  3. Empress Rachel abdicates Abeldane Times Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  4. The Baron Westness becomes emperor Abeldane Times Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  5. Andrew Janiszewski becomes Prime Minister Abeldane Times Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  6. Emperor Donald abdicates in favor of Emperor Stephen Abeldane Times Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  7. General Elections January 2015 results Abeldane Times Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  8. July 2015 Third General Elections resultsAbeldane Times Retrieved 7 August 2015
  9. General Elections results; Emperor dissolves and opens new ReichversammlungAbeldane Times Retrieved 24 April 2016
  10. The Emperor and King celebrates his Paper JubileeAbeldane Times Retrieved 24 April 2016
  11. Referendum on a federal monarchy to be held on 30 June Abeldane Times Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  12. Referendum ends in favour of a federal monarchy Abeldane Times Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  13. New federal monarchs appointed Abeldane Times Retrieved 28 Decmeber 2016.
  14. King of St. Castle abdicates Abeldane Times Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  15. Regency ends, Reichsrate established Abeldane Times Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  16. Referendum ends with 90% in favour of the Monarchy Abeldane Times Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  17. Glaciania, Leganisberg and Deoter annexed to Alenshka The Abeldane Times. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  18. About Imperial Abeldane Government Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  19. The Imperial and Royal Monarchy Imperial Abeldane Government Retrieved 28 December 2016.
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