Empire of Aenopia

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Empire of Aenopia
Flag of Empire of Aenopia
Flag
Motto: N/A
Anthem: Buck's Boogee- Blue Öyster Cult
Capital New Aberdare
Largest city White (by land area)
New Llandundo (by population)
Other languages English, Welsh
Religion
State Atheism
State Bobism
Bartholemewism
Demonym(s) Aenopians
Government Parliamentary, absolute monarchy, under a democracy
• Emperor of the Empire of Aenopia
Emperor Logan I
• Warmaster of the Empire of Aenopia
Dad
Legislature Parliament of Aenopia
Independence from the United Kingdom
• Declaration of Independence
1 July 2019
• Declaration of Independence from Empire of Emosia
15 August 2019
Population
• Estimate
3
• Density
0.04/km2 (0.1/sq mi)
GDP (nominal) estimate
• Total
N/A
Currency Pound Sterling
Euro
Cymrunian Stars
Time zone AMT: Aenopian Mean Time (40 mins ahead of GMT)
Date format dd-mm-yyyy;
Driving side left

Aenopia, officially known as the Empire of Aenopia, is an autonomous territorial entity which claims to be a sovereign state however it is more commonly referred to as a micronation to the majority of people. Founded in the Macronation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain (commonly referred to by many as the UK) , Aenopia declared independence from said nation in July 2019. The nation is made up of 4 non-contiguous enclave territories surrounded by the counties of West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire in the United Kingdom

Etymology and terminology

The origin of Aenopia is a mystery to many, for only the Emperor knows. It is believed to have been created by throwing letters together to find something for which sounds appealing, which is surprising due to the tradition of naming places after Welsh towns and Cities.

"Aenopian" is the official demonym used to describe something belonging to Aenopia, this is also the demonym for someone from Aenopia.

Strictly speaking, "Aenopia" can refer to the whole Empire, or to the sovereign state of Aenopia, which does not include the colonies; there is a small distinction between the two.

Flag Origin

The origin of Aenopia's flag, seen as an artist's impression of the operator's new trains. Credit:TPE

The flag was initially designed during the planning stages of Aenopia, when it was a Federation. The design comes from the the British Train Operator Transpennine Express, a regional train operator that runs services across the North of England operated by FirstGroup. The flag designs for the territories are merely made up on the spot, with no direct link to anything unlike the main flag.

History

For while Aenopia has only existed for a short amount of time compared to other nations, many things have happened during the nation's short life. In order to make it easier to sort through sections of time, Aenopian history is categorised into sections.

The Beginning

A map of Aenopian Calver, showing off the cities of White and Sough. between the cities is Aenopian Plushunia

Aenopia was formed on 1 July 2019 under the name of the "Federation of Aenopia", however only a few hours passed before talks were underway with James Ellis of Empire of Emosia to become a dominion. Following this, a treaty was signed between the two leaders and Emperor Logan I was denounced as "Governor" and the young nation became a dominion as desired.

After this, Aenopia began developing a series of rockets, with the first being a simple matchstick rocket named Nova I. 2 launches were tried in all, with both ending in failure. It is intended that the rocket is repurposed as a "missile" in the armed forces once it's scientific used are complete. Along with this, the Aenopian Aeronautics Administration (AAA) was set up. This covered space exploration and the development and testing of new aviation technology.

Independence and Rapid Growth

On 15 August 2019, Aenopia finally gained independence from the Empire of Emosia nearly a month after showing interest for such. At this point, free movement between the two nations ended, and all Aenopians with dual Emosian citizenship were revoked. After this sudden turn of events, Aenopia began to expand, with a small island located in the river Teme and a small grassy area in the peak district claimed in July 2019. Logan I also became the Governor of Aenopian Plushunia and the Lord of an Astropolis territory, with the former located within an Aenopian claim and the latter being located in New York, USA.

During this time, Aenopia was working internally to build Aenopia High-Speed: a high-speed line to operate in the city of New Aberdare intended to open on 1 September 2019. However, the launch was postponed by 3 months due to the project running severely behind schedule, with talks about cutting the funding due to the absurd amount of money going into the project that has been taken from other departments.

Geography

Aenopia within the United Kingdom

The total surface area of the Empire of Aenopia is approximately 179,090m² (44.25 acres). Aenopia has one territory in each British county, with these being: New Llandudno and Subsidiaries and Greater New Aberdare in West Yorkshire, Aenopian Calver in Derbyshire and Aenopian Teme in Shropshire

Most of the Empire is empty grassland, with at least 28% being covered in trees. Land in the Empire is generally flat and has no distinctive natural features, except for Aenopian Teme which is located on top of the River Teme, hence the name. The vast majority of the Empire's surface comes from the New Llandundo and Subsidiaries and Aenopian Calver, which consist of large fields as well as some medium sized wooded areas, and are completely uninhabited. Novae is located on a moor near to the town of Ilkley, West Yorkshire, however it also sits on a small river called Backstone Beck with a small bridge that crosses it.

Climate

Aenopia, like the rest of Great Britain, has a temperate climate. Temperatures are usually within a range of 2 °C - 7 °C in winter but can drop as low as -11 °C. In summer, the average temperature range is 12 °C - 21 °C, but can rarely reach as high as 33 °C. Winters are characterised by rain and, in recent years, large downfalls of snow. Summers are warm and humid with occasional heavy rainstorms, however there are usually only about one or two thunderstorms per year. The record temperature recorded in Aenopia is 40.2 °C in New Llandudno, however it is unknown whether the readings are accurate or not.

Weather in New Aberdare Graph

Climate data for New Aberdare
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6
(43)
6
(43)
8
(46)
11
(52)
14
(57)
17
(63)
19
(66)
18
(64)
16
(61)
12
(54)
8
(46)
12
(54)
12.3
(54.1)
Average low °C (°F) 2
(36)
1
(34)
2
(36)
4
(39)
7
(45)
10
(50)
12
(54)
11
(52)
9
(48)
7
(45)
4
(39)
2
(36)
5.9
(42.7)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 110
(4.33)
76
(2.99)
88
(3.46)
71
(2.8)
70
(2.76)
77
(3.03)
74
(2.91)
96
(3.78)
97
(3.82)
104
(4.09)
111
(4.37)
119
(4.69)
1,093
(43.03)
Source: [1] (data from 2005-2015)

Territory

The Empire is made up of its home region or "country", simply called Aenopia, and its colonies and territories. This is commonly located in New Aberdare, the new capital of Aenopia due to its location. The country plays an important role in the administration of the Empire due to the ease of control.Finally, The country also has a position of nobility attached to it, however this position is part of the Monarchy.

The next level of administration is Regions. The country of Aenopia contains three regions: Northern Aenopia, situated in West Yorkshire, Central Aenopia, situated in Derbyshire and Southern Aenopia, situated in Shropshire. The nobility attached to regions are known as Presidents. They have little power over their regions other than the ability to appoint the Governors of the provinces within the region. They also appoint councillors to the regions council. This has a larger amount of autonomy than the President, however does not have more autonomy than the Emperor or his appointed "sons".

Colonies are autonomous, inhabited areas of land outside the country of Aenopia. Currently, there are no colonies however recently, a law has been passed which allows people to form Aenopian Colonies outside of the country.

Regions

Provinces of Aenopia
Name Pop. Area (m²) Establishment Capital Ruler Counties Areas of Interest
Northern Aenopia 47 12 1 July 2019 New Aberdare HIM Emperor Logan I
Central Aenopia 1 N/A 26 July 2019 White HIM Emperor Logan I
  • City of White
  • City of Sough
  • Tollóuse Headquarters
Southern Aenopia 1 130 3 August 2019 Machynlleth Upon Teme HIM Emperor Logan I
  • Port Machynlleth
  • The Aenopian Crossing
  • New Port Meirion

States

Provinces of Aenopia
Name Pop. Area (m²) Establishment Capital Ruler Areas of Interest
Greater New Aberdare 47 12 26 August 2019 New Aberdare HIM Emperor Logan I
New Llandudno and Subsidiaries 1 130 1 July 2019 New Llandudno HIM Emperor Logan I
  • New Llandudno
  • New Llandudno Square
  • Northern Aenopia National Park
  • Calth Plains
  • Calth Air Force Base
Aenopian Calver 0 N/A 25 July 2019 White HIM Emperor Logan I
  • City of White
  • City of Sough
  • Aenopian Bus Stops A+B
Aenopian Teme 0 50 3 August 2019 Machynlleth Upon Teme HIM Emperor Logan I
  • Port Machynlleth
  • The Aenopian Crossing
  • New Port Meirion
Novae TBC 0 5 November 2019 Novae City HIM Emperor Logan I
  • Backstone Beck (known in Aenopia as River Flem)
  • Flem bridge
  • Rocky Valley (actually located within the United Kingdom)

Dependencies

Dependencies of Aenopia
Name Pop. Area (m²) Establishment Capital Governor
Aenopian Plushunia 46 15 4 August 2019 New Carmarthen HIM Emperor Logan I
Isle of Meadows Colony 1 N/A 2 August 2019 TBC Lord Logan I

Military

Aenopia does not have a significant military, however that is mostly compensated by the active development of an air force. Logan I said that "There is no point in a standing military when most of your claims are spread across Britain, almost all of your population is a stuffed you and your only human citizens are located 5000 miles away."

The Aenopian Navy does have a Destroyer-Class Vessel (TES Conqueror) under construction, however delivery is delayed for undisclosed reasons. This is scheduled to be delivered in November 2019.

Name Year Entered
into Service
base assignment Photo Notes
hubsan x4 h107c 2019 New Llandudno Air Force Base Aenopian Drone 1.JPG Currently in short term storage due to problems during takeoff.
BAE Systems Hawk 2019 New Llandudno Air Force Base Aenopian Plane 3.JPG Damaged during delivery to New Llandundo Air Force Base, fate currently unknown
North American Mustang MK2 2019 New Llandudno Air Force Base Aenopian Plane 2.JPG Built as a temporary addition for short unarmed flights until a permanent addition is built. Being tested by the AAA

Parliament

Aenopia, like other micronations, was formed due to a poor political system in the ruler's country, this being the United Kingdom. The country runs as an absolute monarchy, but each state has it's own council which decided on smaller, individual things for each state. Due to a lack of citizens, there is currently no members of these councils, so they're run by The Emperor himself. This will be for the forseeable future. The Emperor also has what is considered the Aenopian version of a Vice-President, this being the Warmaster.

It is worth noting that these roles are offered to anyone who wants one, albeit with a background check to ensure they are serious and a safe representative for Aenopia. Anybody with a role automatically receives Aenopian citizenship regardless of whether they want it or not. The Emperor has the power to override the council if necessary.

Countries recognised by Aenopia with no relations

Aenopia was a member of the Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union), which currently has 44 member states and 7 observers. However, the nation left along with others due to issues regarding the organisation.

Recognised states; no foreign relations

Full foreign relations

@ = Part of the PAA Pact

Nations for which are not recognised

International organisation participation

Transport

The Mark 4a Sleeper under development by New Aberdare Rail Systems

Aenopia does not have any form of transport at this moment of time, however New Llandudno is located next to a road and a railway line, with trains operated by w:Northern Rail for which serve Blackpool and York. Few states have road systems, this is complemented by the Public Transport Act. Transport around Wales can be taken by bus, taxi or trains. It is worth checking Timetables or Google for any information regarding services if needed.

Aenopia does have a high-speed line in the inhabited territory of New Aberdare which was scheduled to be opened in September 2019. The franchise to operate the service was won by Tollóuse: an Aenopian railway operator. The service is to be operated by a refurbished w:lego Mark 1 set with Jacobs Bogies and hauled by Class 9 Electric locomotives. It is expected that a new fleet of trains is to be introduced in 2020.

Culture

Aenopia does not have much of a culture, due to a lack of families or groups who have lived on the land for generations as most cultures are formed from. The nation does, however have what is known as a "Demi-Culture." Aenopia does happily accept cultures from other nations, religions or ethnicity groups, in keeping with article I of the constitution, which denounces, "All ethnicity groups or religions are accepted within the borders of Aenopia without question."

Languages

English is the most commonly spoken language in Aenopia, known and used daily by the entirety of the population. English is the only language used for government business, although some Welsh is rarely used for more ceremonial occasions. The nation also accepts Welsh as a national language, however it is unknown whether the population actually speaks Welsh.

Religion

Religion in Aenopia

Aenopia is a very Athiesm-based nation, with most of the population following said beliefs with 92% of the population following Atheistic beliefs. However, a small religion called Bobism is also accepted by few members of the population. This follows Bob the late fish, for which during its life was known to have eaten rocks and had regular seizures. 3 other nations support this religion only 6% of the population following this religion.

List of public holidays

Date Holiday Remark
1 January New Year's Day Beginning of new year.
15 January Reflection day To reflect on how glum and boring January is.
28 September National Talk like Mr Krabs Day Dedicated towards talking like w:Mr Krabs from w:Spongebob Squarepants
25 December Christmas Day Not officially recognised by The Emperor due to it being a religious holiday, however it's still celebrated by many people
26 December End of Christmas Celebrates the return of order and work to the Empire of Aenopia after the festive period has ended

External links

-Official Website: -News Website: