Abeldane Monarchy

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Abeldane Emperor
Abeldänischer Kaiser
Monarchy
Federal
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Imperial greater coat of arms of Abelden
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Incumbent
Nicholas I & II
since 29 May 2020

Style His Imperial Majesty
Heir presumptive Nicolás von Uberquie y Millán
First monarch Stephen I, II & III
Formation 6 June 2014


The Abeldane Monarchy, legally called as the Crown, is a constitutional and historic institution of the Abeldane Empire. The monarchy compromises of the reigning monarch, the other four heads of the Imperial Houses, and their family members. The crown rotates between the Empire’s 6 states, though between federalisation in 2016 and the Constitutional Reform of 2020 it was permanently tied and located in the Kingdom of Alenshka, with the King of Alenshka permanently being the Emperor. The monarchs bear the title Emperor for males and Empress for females. The Emperor is primus inter pares, meaning first among equals, among all the other monarchs of the Empire but this term is merely ceremonial as the Emperor is vested with powers such as removing a monarch of an another state.

Originally established as a unitary monarchy, it became a federal monarchy in 2016 following the introduction of federalisation in the Empire. The monarch wielded a large amount of powers and ruled by decree but this all changed after the introduction of the concept of a federal constitutional and absolute monarchy, meaning the Emperor still maintained a large amount of powers but he was subject to scrutiny by the Reichsversammlung. According to the Constitution, the Monarch is the embodiment of the Empire and is vested with powers but his powers are delegated and exercised by the Privy Council (Emperor-in-Council), the Reichsversammlung (Emperor-in-Parliament) and the Reichshoeschgericht (Emperor-on-Bench), representing the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government respectively. Although the powers are delegated, the monarch is still vested with separate powers such as enacting decrees. Other members of the Imperial family usually undertake roles in the government and partake in the political arena of the Empire.

The current monarch is Emperor Nicholas I & II, who ascended to the throne on 29 May 2020 following the abdication of Emperor Newton. This was the second time Nicholas ascended the throne, having also been Newton’s predecessor. The current heir presumptive, or Erbkaiser, is Nicolás von Uberquie y Millán, the King of Alenshka.

Powers and duties

The monarch has duties and powers as a monarch:

  • The power to appoint and dismiss the government
  • The power to grant and revoke titles and honours
  • The power to call and dissolve the legislature
  • The power to hold the title Imperial Majesty
  • The power to issue Imperial decrees
  • The power to call a General Elections
  • The power to declare war
  • The power to start diplomatic relations

The monarch has more duties than this, listed here are important powers and duties of a monarch.

History

Early monarchy

The monarchy of the Abeldane Empire was established on the 6 June 2014 with the signing of the Establishment Declaration. Stephanus was proclaimed Emperor and signed the declaration of establishment on the 6 June 2014.

Since the establishment of the Empire, the Monarch wielded several powers as an absolute monarchs such that the Monarch ran most of the daily affairs of the government and of the Empire. All but one thing can the Monarch do, which was disestablishing the Empire or dissolving it, which would be illegal following an irrevocable decree. The Monarch was responsible for establishing relations with other states, signing new laws or even creating them, appointing the Vorsitzender and the cabinet and others. This absolute power has since been restricted, though until the reforms of 2020 they remained with the original founders of the Empire, namely Stephen Freayth, Prince Donald, Duke of Pleston and The Former Empress Rachel I.

After an increase in inactivity in the Empire, Emperor Stephen abdicated for the first time on the 24 September 2014, citing to personal reasons and real life situations, in favour of Empress Rachel I. The abdication did not decrease inactivity, but increased instead. After Emperor Stephen coming back to the community, Empress Rachel I abdicated in favour of Prince Donald and became Emperor Donald. Donald's reign was short and did not last more than 2 weeks and also abdicated in favour of Emperor Stephen, after he convinced Donald to abdicate for the sake of the Empire and returning it into activity. Stephen took the throne again for the second time on 25 December 2014 and was crowned for the first time on the same day.

Role in the 2015 Crisis

Stephen focused and increased government activity and established several more ministries, which make up today's ministries in the cabinet. Elections were held from February to March 2015 and several parties such as the Conservative Party, the oldest party still to exist in the empire, and the New Democratic Party, which dominated the Empire and the government for years and held a stronghold of influence with the Emperor.

During this time, the influence of the government on decision making was affecting the Emperor too, which also decreased his power as decisions made by him were now required to be approved by a plebiscite.

Present Day

On 20 March 2018, Emperor Stephen announced his intention to abdicate on the 24th, the third anniversary of his most recent ascension to the throne. He was succeeded on that day by Emperor Nicholas. A few months later, Nicholas abdicated in favor of Newton I, who appointed Stephen Prince Regent. Newton would go on to reign for nearly two years, before abdicating on 29 May 2020, in favour of former emperor Nicholas, who returned to the throne. The monarchy would see its powers significantly limited in the aftermath of the Concordiagate scandal in July 2020. The August Constitutional Reform decoupled the Imperial monarchy from that of Alenshka, and reformed the line of succession to rotate between the Empire’s states. It also restricted a number of imperial powers, making them dependent on approval from the Kronrat.

List of Monarchs

No. Name
Full name
lifespan
Portrait Reign House Notes Title
Reign start Reign end Reign duration
1 Stephen I
Stephen Freayth
born 2001
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6 June
2014
24 September
2014
110 days Freayth Abdicated. Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
King of Alenshka
King of Legabelden
2 Rachel I
Rachel Kioya
born 1999
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24 September
2014
16 December
2014
83 days Kioya Rotational succession.
Abdicated.
Empress of the Abeldane Empire
Queen of Alenshka
Queen of Legabelden
3 Donald I
Donald West
born 1999
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16 December
2014
25 December
2014
9 days West Rotational succession.
Abdicated.
Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
King of Alenshka
King of Legabelden
(1) Stephen I & II
Stephen Freayth
born 2001
SF.jpg
25 December
2014
6 March
2015
71 days Freayth Rotational succession.
Abdicated.
Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
King of Alenshka
King of Legabelden
(3) Donald I & II
Donald West
born 1999
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6 March
2015
24 March
2015
18 days West Selected succession.
Abdicated.
Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
King of Alenshka
King of Legabelden
(1) Stephen I, II & III
Stephen Freayth
born 2001
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24 March
2015
24 March
2018
1096 days Freayth Rotational succession.
Abdicated.
Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
King of Alenshka
King of Legabelden
until 30 June 2016
Duke of Glaciania
until 10 September 2016
4 Nicholas I
Nicholas Kaos
born 2003
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24 March
2018
16 June
2018
84 days Kaos Rotational succession.
Abdicated.
Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
King of Alenshka
5 Newton
Newton von Uberquie
born 1998
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16 June
2018
29 May
2020
713 days Uberquie Rotational succession.
Abdicated.
Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
King of Alenshka
King of Morgannwg suo jure
from 7 January 2019
(4) Nicholas I & II
Nicholas Kaos
born 2003
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29 May
2020
Present 145 days Kaos Rotational succession. Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
until 1 August 2020
Abeldane Emperor
from 1 August 2020
King of Alenshka
until 2 August 2020

Timeline

Regnal Numbering

As per the third Order of The Kronrat, issued on 5 September 2020 with retroactive force, Abeldane monarchs are numbered both by how many times previously their regnal name has been used, including if it was previously used on a different occasion they were on the throne. This has lead to the situation whereby has only been one Emperor Stephen, whom however reigned on three separate occasions, and is therefore referred to as Stephen I, II & III.

Succession

As per the Constitutional Reform Act of August 2020, the succession to the Crown rotates between the 6 federal states of the Empire, in order of accession to the Empire. If two or more states acceded to the Empire on the same day, it is determined by name of the state in alphabetical order.

Previously, when the Abeldane crown was linked to that of Alenshka, the Imperial and Royal crown followed a system of rotary succession between a series of Alenshkan royal houses.

Full line of succession

Line succession is determined by the numbers on the left with brackets. Gold crowns stand for state monarchs, gray crowns stand for former Emperors and a heraldic crown for the present Emperor

Styles

The Monarch is addressed as His Imperial Majesty in formal way or His Imperial and Royal Majesty when referring to the Monarch as Monarch of Abelden and the Abeldane Commonwealth nations. The Monarch is referred informally as 'The Emperor' simply or calling the Monarch as 'Your Majesty'. In Commonwealth members, the Monarch is referred as 'The King' or 'The Emperor' and is styled as His Majesty.

Below is the full title of the Monarchs since 2019:

His Imperial Majesty
by the Grace of the Lord our Almighty God and Saviour,
Forever August,
Abeldane Emperor,
Legatian Emperor and King,
King of Verus,
King of Legabelden, Huma, Burkland, Kobylgrad, Khadarstan,
Protector of Suania;
Archduke of Legatia, Prince of Abelden and Alenshka, Legabelden, Dolangrad;
Grand Duke of Darmania; Duke of Glaciania, Leganisberg, Deoter;
Margrave of Nirapēkṣa, Ovižava, Northern Legatia, Southern Legatia;
Prince of Othal, Carsvile, Gluttersberg, Carlston, Orlanta, Pristala, Grostynien, Zseravetsky, Trostia, Niechale, Earl of Mochlyn;
Head of the Abeldane Commonwealth;
etc. etc. etc.

Several other tiles include:

Co-Sovereign of the Order of the Two Eagles, Sovereign of the Order of St. Philip the Apostle, Sovereign of the Order of St. Bartholomew, Emperor Penguin Commander of the Order of the Emperor Penguin, Sovereign of the Order of Memery, Sovereign of the Order of the Rampant Lion, Sovereign of the Order of Imperium Abludum, Sovereign of the Order of Holy Angels and Saints, Sovereign of the Order of the Empress and Queen, Sovereign of the Order of Legatia, Sovereign of the Order of Orange;
Sovereign of all territories and dependencies of his Imperial and Royal Empire and Protector, and so forth, and so forth, and so forth

The full style of the Monarch is only used on Letters Patent for nobility and on the constitution. The Monarch's longest style on documents and on acts is simply as: His Imperial and Royal Exalted Majesty, Stephen, by the Grace of the Lord our Almighty God and Saviour, Forever August, Emperor of the Abeldane Empire and King of Alenshka, Legatian Emperor and King, Protector of Suania, Head of the Abeldane Commonwealth, Sovereign of all territories and dependencies. The way the Monarch is named and referred in Acts of the Parliament and legal usage is simply His Imperial and Royal Exalted Majesty, the Emperor.

Standards

References