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The Abeldane Empire|
Latin: God reigns!
The Abeldane Call
Logo of the Imperial Government|
|Capital cities||Pleston and Alexton|
|Official language (s)||
|Government||Federal constitutional and absolute monarchy|
|- Vorsitzender||Edward Daniels|
|- Stellvertreter||Charlotte Katrinsdottir|
|Formation||6 June 2014|
|- Declaration of establishment||6 June 2014|
|- Federalisation||30 June 2016|
|Time zone||UTC-5 in Alexander,|
Saint Stephen (national and imperial)|
Saint Philip the Apostle (imperial)
Abelden, officially the Abeldane Empire and the Commonwealth or more commonly 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 five federal states. 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. Newton is the current Monarch, with Edward Daniels being the incumbent 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.
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
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Government and politics
- 5 Military
- 6 Economy
- 7 Culture
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The name came from a list of names that supposedly rhymed with Alenshka, a nation that is now a state within Abelden and considered as one of its predecessors. Alenshka originated from the Russian name of Alexei, which came from Tsarevich Alexei of Russia, the only son of the executed Romanov family.
The official name of Abelden is The Abeldane Empire and the Commonwealth, but the shorter version of the official name, The Abeldane Empire, is commonly used on government documents. The longer version is used more on treaties and official agreements with other micronations and organisations. The government advocates the usage of the shorter name due to the confusion between the demonym, Abeldane, and the shorter name, Abelden.
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.
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.
Reign of Rachel I to 2015 Abeldane crisis
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.
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.
Donald stated that he would remain as Emperor until Emperor Stephen comes back. The first order of Donald was to appoint a Prime Minister, Andrew Janiszewski. Emperor Donald would reign until 25 December 2014, when Emperor Stephen returned to the throne, taking the same name.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Federalisation and onwards
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. The referendum ended with 92.9% in favour of a federal monarchy and 7.1% in favour of retaining a unitary state. 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.
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. 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.
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.
Henry Twain, who was elected as Vorsitzender on 27 February 2017 and garnered most of the seats in the Reichsversammlung, formed the first grand coalition in Abeldane history and has been a precedent to successive governments after him. Twain resigned on 29 March 2017 following his elevation as Acting Chair to the Grand Unified Micronational.
On 5 June 2017, Patrick Renwick was reelected for a second term as Vorsitzender and won the largest landslide since Horatio Eden's victory in the October 2016 general election. The election also set a record for having the largest turnout as well in Abeldane electoral history, where a turnout of 95% of the registered voters voted.
Abelden held its first-ever legislative elections on 20 August 2017, in which the Abeldane Social Ecology won most of the seats and votes. The legislative elections followed the single-transferable voting system and two days after, the Vorsitzender and Stellvertreter elections were held using the same system and in which Newton von Uberquie and Artemis Langford, both from the Abeldane Social Ecology, won the positions respectively. This was the first time since Grant Hawkins wherein both the two highest elected offices in the Empire came from both political parties. Later in the day, von Uberquie formed a coalition government between the Abeldane Social Ecology, the Abeldane National Party and the Independence Party and presented his cabinet appointees to the Emperor.
By December 2017, federal elections were due to occur again. There was a constitutional concern with the Elections Act, changing the voting system to a party list system. However, after a constitutional plebiscite, the elections occurred from the 15th to the 20th of December in 2017. Thomas Merrell of the newly formed United Rhinoceros Party was elected Vorsitzender and Patrick Renwick of the newly merged Abeldane National Independence Party (formerly the Abeldane National Party and Abeldane National Independence Party) was elected Stellvertreter. The election was quite controversial, as electoral fraud causing the first result of the executive election returned Newton von Uberquie incorrectly as Vorsitzender. However, this was overturned by the Reichswahlkommission which led to a revote of the Vorsitzender/Stellvertretar race. Investigations into the fraud are still ongoing, and the government has yet to name a suspect, though has confirmed that the suspect is one of the citizens of the Emperor's state of Alenshka. Soon after, on 24 December 2017, the 28th Ministry was announced, comprising of members of ANIP, URP, and NFP (as well as Tarik Karjasari of ASE).
Reigns of Nicholas and Newton
On 10 January 2018, Emperor Stephen decided to go on a long term hiatus from Abelden, and thus Prince Regent Nick Kaos began leading the micronation on 12 January 2018. Two months later, on 24 March, Stephen abdicated the throne, and Kaos ascended to the throne as Emeperor Nicholas I.
In June 2018, following a period of personal and national inactivity, Emperor Nicholas announced his intention to abdicate in favor of the then-Prince Regent Newton, who was first in line. On 16 June 2018, Newton officially ascended to the throne as Emperor Newton I. Among his first actions were declaring a snap election on June 21, and appointing the former Emperor Stephen, who had returned to Abeldane politics, Ervecysarich and first in line to the throne.
On the 11 September 2018, a new constitution was enacted.
The Abeldane Empire consists of five federal states, the largest of which is the Kingdom of Morgannwg. Before the federalisation of Abelden, all federal states were either independent or were a part of an another independent state before joining, or were created in 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.
Before the federalisation in 2016, Abelden was divided into administrative regions and each administrative regions were further divided into cities. Administrative regions were headed by a Governor and cities were headed by a Mayor. The administrative regions were named based on their regional location and all administrative regions located in the United States either had the word 'west' in their names.
Abelden's capitals are Pleston and Alexton, both symbolising the two continents where Abelden's claims originated from; 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 co-capitals of the Kingdom.
Crown Dependencies, which are autonomous territories but federal laws or state laws do not specifically apply to any of the territories unless specially enacted into law by the Reichsversammlung; however they fall under Abeldane sovereignty and the Crown is directly responsible for governing it, through High Commissioners.
|Head of state||Head of gov.|
King of Alenshka
|MGW||Caerdydd (de jure)
Middleham (de facto)
Queen of Morgannwg
King of Demirelia
|Grand Duchy of
Grand Duke of Alexander
|Grand Duchy of
Grand Duke of Rai
Government and politics
|This article is part of the series|
|Politics and government|
of the Abeldane Empire
Abelden is a federal, parliamentary democracy with a hereditary, constitutional and absolute monarchy headed by the Emperor of the Abeldane Empire, with the King of Alenshka permanently holding the title and primus inter pares, or first among equals, among the other federal monarchs. The basic laws of the Empire is prescribed in the Constitution. The current constitution was adopted in 2018. The constitution grants the Monarch, known as the Emperor of the Abeldane Empire and King of Alenshka, executive powers. The federal government, officially known as His Imperial and Royal Exalted Majesty's Government or also known as the Imperial Government, consists of ministers in the government and are responsible for the daily governance of the entire Empire through their respective duties as prescribed in the law headed by the Vorsitzender, who is the head of government, and is assisted by his various ministers in his Cabinet.
The Monarch is the head of state of the Empire and as such is the head of the Crown, which in turn is the state in all aspects and the legal embodiment of the executive, legislative and judicial governance in the Monarchy. The Monarch has the right to appoint and dismiss ministers or any members of the Imperial Government and 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.
Under the Crown is the Imperial Government, which maintains the daily governance of the Empire and ensures the well-being of its citizens. In a legal sense, the Crown is the legal embodiment of all the three branches in the Imperial Government and as such the names His Imperial and Royal Exalted Majesty's Government is where it derives from. The Imperial Government is divided into three: the Emperor-in-Council (the executive), the Emperor-in-Parliament (the legislative) and the Emperor-in-Court (the judiciary).
The Reichsregierungskabinett is the main body in the executive that is entirely composed of ministers and secretaries who are appointed by the Monarch or the Vorsitzender. All members are accountable to the Reichsversammlung, where all of the ministers must be a member of and cannot become a member of the cabinet unless he/she is an MP. The cabinet is headed by the Vorsitzender, who is the head of the cabinet.
The Vorsitzender is the head of the government, who is directly elected by the people and/or appointed by the Monarch. The Vorsitzender has virtually the same power as the Monarch and, like the Monarch, everything must be approved by the Reichsversammlung. The Vorsitzender has the power to enact his/her own laws, with a direct approval of the Monarch and the Reichsversammlung and has the power to overturn the declaration of war made by the Monarch. The Stellvertreter acts as the deputy of the Vorsitzender in the event that the Vorsitzender may become incapacitated, lose contact, or resigns. The Stellvertreter, like the Vorsitzender, is also elected by the people and, before 2017, was one of the two directly elected officials in the Imperial Government.
The Reichsversammlung is the legislature of the Empire and acts, at present, as the united unicameral legislatures of all the federal states. Members, who are known formally as Members of the Reichsversammlung or MP/MR, are elected every four months and represents districts, of which there are five districts divided by state, and are elected by single-transferable voting system. Previously, members were appointed by the Monarch and the only way members could gain a seat if a vacancy occurred in one of the seats availavble. Acts passed by the Reichsversammlung are usually done in the name of the Monarch and are known as an Act of the Parliament.
Since 1 April 2019, Edward Daniels of Liberty Front has been Vorsitzender, leading the 34th ministry, which is in a grand coalition government with Populares, Abeldane Social Ecology and Party of Royalists and Cooperatism.
Abelden formerly had a supreme court, the Supreme Court of Abelden, which was the court of last resort for administrative law, civil law and criminal law cases in the federal states and the Empire itself.
- Ministry of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs - led by the Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Minister; ex officio held by the Vorsitzender, responsible for maintaining diplomatic relations with other nations.
- Ministry of Finance - led by the Chancellor of the Treasury, responsible for the economy and finances of the Empire and the government.
- Ministry of Media - led by the Media Minister, responsible for maintaining all the social media platforms of the government.
- Ministry of Justice - led by the Attorney General, responsible for maintaining records of all legislation and Imperial Decrees passed and representing the Imperial Government in legal cases.
- Ministry of Culture - led by the Generalmememarschall, responsible for the creation and development of an Abeldane culture.
- Ministry of Homeland and Geographical Affairs - led by the Homeland and Geographical Affairs, responsible for the defense and affairs regarding the geographical structure of the Empire.
- Ministry of Cabinet Office - led by the Cabinet Office Minister; ex officio held by the Stellvertreter, responsible for arranging the meetings of the Reichsregierungskabinett and recording all of its meetings.
- Ministry of Orthography - led by the Orthography Minister, responsible for maintaining and updating all information about the Empire online and its wiki.
- Ministry of the Konmalehth - led by the Konmalehth Minister, responsible for maintaining the relations of the Empire with the Konmalehth and representing the Empire in the Konmalehth.
Abelden has maintained a record of creating relations with other nations since its formation in 2014, with the Principality of Lomellina being the first nation to recognise Abelden. The Ministry of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs is responsible for maintaining all treaties and agreements signed by the Empire and ensuring that requests from other nations are delivered to the government. The Vorsitzender is the minister responsible and ex officio holds the ministry.
Several nations including Legatia and Andrestan that are under the influence of Abelden are part of the Abeldane Commonwealth, which recognises the Emperor as the head of state. Other nations that Abelden maintains close relations include Pacem and Verus.
It is a member currently of four intermicronational organisations: Konmalehth, of which it was a founding member of, International Agricultural Development Pact, Union Against Micronational War and the Asia-Pacific Alliance. 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 when it achieved full membership status. It is no longer a member of the Grand Unified Micronational.
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 Abeldane Social Ecology, established on 7 June 2017. ASE rose to this position after the merger of the Federalist Party of Abelden and the Rhinoceros Party of Abelden. The youngest political party in Abelden is the Liberty Front, which was founded in March 2018. Presently, there are four political parties operating in Abelden, with all but the ALNA represented in the Reichsversammlung.
|Abeldane Social Ecology||ASE||Eco-socialism||Left||Collective Leadership||7 June 2017|
|Die Rechte||R||Nationalism||Center-right||Stephen Freayth||27 November 2017|
|Abeldane Liberal National Alliance||ALNA||Big tent Centrism||Centre||Provisional||2 April 2018|
|Liberty Front||LF||Libertarianism||Centre||Edward Daniels||17 January 2019|
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 Monarch or the Emperor, 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", "duke" or "landgrave".
The following are the current federal monarchs of the various states of the Empire:
The Reichsregierungskabinett is the main body of the Privy Council, the executive body of the government. It is composed of ministers who are appointed either by the Monarch or the Vorsitzender. Members are required to be members of the Reichsversammlung and the number of ministries depend on the government in place. At present, there are 9 ministers including the Vorsitzender and Stellvertreter.
Abelden maintains a ceremonial military called the Imperial Armed Forces. It has three branches: the Imperial Army, responsible for protecting the lands of the Empire; the Imperial Navy, responsible for protecting the coastal and sea claims of the Empire; and the Imperial Air Force, responsible for protecting the skies of the Empire.
There are ongoing interests on reviving the military and turning it into an active organisation. At present, there is a base maintained in Bosmansk at the request of the Bosmanian government but its status is currently unknown due to the dissolution of Bosmansk.
The economy of Abelden can be considered as a mixed economy due to the constant interventions of the government on businesses and at the economy in general. Several businesses in Abelden are also state-owned like Ryksdrucherye but some new businesses are no longer state-owned. There have been several instances when the economy was dissolved or abolished due to the unsatisfactory results it delivered.
States like Alenshka are developing their own economies and it is encouraged by the Imperial and State government to let residents establish their own businesses in order to stimulate and functioning and active economy within the state and the Empire.
Abelden's currency, the Trimole, is the national currency and used by several members of the Commonwealth. The trimole is issued by the Imperial Central Bank, the central bank of the Empire, and responsible for maintaining the interest rates and money supply within the economy. Currently, the Imperial Central Bank is lead by Nick Kaos, the Governor since August 2017.
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.
Languages and media
According to the Abeldane Constitution, the official languages recognized are English, German and French. English is the most commonly used language in the Empire and is required to be learned by all citizens. German and French are rarely spoken, 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. An Abeldane language is currently being developed by citizens and is expected to become an official language in the near future.
Abelden's media is well and richly written. The constitution provides citizens freedom of speech and many other liberties that they may use. The first, and only, newspaper currently existing in Abelden is L'Sydunche, formerly known as The Abeldane Times, and under an Act of the Parliament is the official gazette of the Imperial Government. Other media outlets that occasionally cover news for Abelden besides L'Sydunche, yet are not local, includes Daily Micronational and FLAMN.
From the founding of Abelden in 2014, citizens have always held the right to exercise their freedom to religion, beliefs and culture. Abelden is officially a secular nation and does not officially endorse any kind of religion. The constitution provides citizens their rights to choose and practice their religion anywhere in the Empire.
Christianity is currently the most widely professed religion in the Empire, with over 60% of the population belonging to it, and Catholicism being the largest denomination followed by Protestantism and Orthodoxy. Other religions that citizens profess include Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. Over 30% of the population do not profess or do not belong to any kind of religion and most of the non-believers are either atheists or agnostics.
The Church of Abelden is the state organised church that exists within Abelden, and is responsible for the spiritual well-being of its Christian citizens. The Church considers itself as a nondenominational Christian church and is headed by a Patriarch.
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.
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 AAD 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.
|New Year's Day||1 January||The beginning of the year in the Gregorian Calendar.|
|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 Week||18-20 April||The three important days in the Christendom: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday.|
|Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week||First week of May||Dedicated to awareness of the dangers of depression and its dangers.|
|Remembrance Day||4 May||In remembrance to those who died in the Second World War.|
|Imperial Day||6 June||Foundation of the Abeldane Empire.|
|Federalisation Day||30 June||Establishment of Abelden as a federal empire.|
|Grand Duke Donald's birthday||21 July||Public holiday on celebrating the birthday of Grand Prince Donald.|
|Death anniversary of Axel Nielson||19 September||A close friend of Ervecysarich Stephen; he dedicated this day for him.|
|Bob Ross Day||29 October||In honour of the late painter, Bob Ross.|
|All Soul's Day||31 October/1 November||Day of remembrance for all the deceased people of the world. All activities silenced until the third day.|
|Ervecysarich Stephen's birthday||14 November||Celebration of the birth of Ervecysarich Stephen.|
|( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Day and Grand Prince Nicholas' birthday||18 November||Celebration of the ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) day, an emoji, and the birthday of Grand Prince Nicholas.|
|Grand Duchess Rachel's birthday||29 November||Celebration of the birthday of the former Empress Rachel|
|Christmas Day||25 December||Celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.|
|New Year's Eve||31 December||Last day of the Gregorian calendar.|
- German: Abeldänisches Kaiserreich und dessen Commonwealth French: Empire abeldanais et le Commonwealth. The full name is used rarely, only applied on special documents. The prefix The is a part of the full name in English.
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- Official website
- Citizenship form
- L'Sydunche, a newspaper in Abelden
- Official website of the Reichsversammlung
- The former Abeldane Times website; January 2015 - March 2015 archives
- "Abeldane Empire" in Swedish