Austrovian Empire

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Austrovian Empire
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Flag
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Coats of Arms

Motto
Let us Prevail!
Anthem
Ode to Joy
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First Map: Austrovian Claims in Red.
Second Map: Proposed State Map.
Capital city New Brandenburg, Hydraria
Largest city Madrigal
Official language(s) English and German
Official religion(s) Christianity: 66%
No Religon: 16%
Judaism: 15%
Other Religons: 3%
Short name Austrovia
Demonym Austrovian
Government Constitutional and Absolute Monarchy
- Monarch Andrew I
- Chancellor Rosetta Gland (Acting)
- Deputy Chancellor Vacant
Legislature Imperial Diet
- Upper House Council of State
- Lower House House of Representatives
Established August 23rd, 2017 (as the Federation of California)
Population 59 (as of May 2018 census)
Currency US Dollar
Time zone PTZ
National sport Baseball (unofficial)
National animal Austrian Eagle
This nation is apart of the Austrovian Association of States and the Etiwanda Union.

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The Austrovian Empire, Austrovia, or officially, The Empire of Austrovia is a micronation founded on August 23, 2017 as the Federation of California. It was founded after the unification of the United Kingdom of America, Effards Federal Republic, and the Kingdom of Rylandia. The union was officially called Austrovia after a referendum changed the name. Austrovia was previously known as the "Federal Republic of Austrovia", but after the government changed, it has been known as the Austrovian Empire.

Austrovia is a Constitutional and Absolute Monarchy, with a hereditary monarch, known as the Emperor or Empress, as the head of state and an elected official, known as the Chancellor, as the head of government. Both the Monarch and Chancellor share executive power. The current and only monarch is Andrew I, who started his reign on October 4th, 2017, but was not coronated until January 20th, 2018. The current and first Chancellor is Rosetta Gland, who was appointed to the position on September 5th, 2019 after the Austrovian Constitution of 2019 came into effect. The national legislature is known as the Imperial Diet and consists of two houses, the Council of State and the House of Representatives.

Austrovia is made up by eight states, Hydraria, Marymac, Effards-Rylandia, New California, Etiwanda, Pinewood, Pretoria, and Wexington. All states are located in the U.S states of California and South Carolina. Six out of the Eight states are original states, with Pretoria and Wexington being the only states added to the Empire. A majority of the states have been previously apart of one of the many successor states of Austrovia, like New Pugnasia and Tyferria.

History

Pugnasia

Austrovia is one of the many predecessors of the Federation of Pugnasia. The Federation of Pugnasia was a federal republic, which united the “Etiwanda Micronational Sector”, or ETM. It was considered the first micronation of the ETM. Pugnasia was founded by Andy Irons and Tyrone Lee, after watching a video about the Republic of Molossia. Pugnasia experienced a time of peace until the 1st Election. Tyrone was seeking reelection as a member of the newly founded Democratic-Republican Party, and Andy, who was his Prime Minister, was seeking the Presidency as a Royalist. The election was close, but Tyrone won by only a few votes. This caused a Royalist outrage. Royalist leaders, including Irons, planned to overthrow the Democratic-Republican government, but their plan was revealed by a spy, which prompted Tyrone to fire Andy. With their plans already complete, the Royalists declared war upon the government, starting the Great Pugnasian Civil War.

The Great Pugnasian Civil War

The war started with the Royalist invasion of the capital city, Dirigeville, which will be later known as Madrigal, which is the current capital of the Empire. The Royalist forces were lead by General Gabe Griffins, who was the Former Secretary of War for Tyrone. Although the Royalists had outnumbered the Democratic-Republicans, they still failed to secure the capital. The battle was considered the first and only major Democratic-Republican victory. Eventually, right after the victory, the Democratic-Republicans lost the “town” of Cerium, which would give the Royalists an advantage for their future second invasion of Dirigeville. The lose of Cerium lowered morale for Democratic-Republican troops. The Second Battle of Dirigeville was the biggest battle in the war. Almost all the citizens on both sides were involved. The battle lasted a few days, with fighting decreasing each day. On November 19, 2015 a truce was signed. Called the Treaty of Dirigeville, it split Pugnasia into West and East, with the West being controlled by the Royalists and the East being controlled by the Democratic-Republicans.

Unified Californian Empire

After the East was annexed by the West after Tyrone left micronationalism, Andy created the Unified Californian Empire. The Unified Californian Empire was very inactive. Andy was basically everything, from Secretary of Foreign Affairs to Emperor. After the first Prime Minister Election, he decided that the UCE would never be as active as Pugnasia. In July 2016, he officially dissolved the Empire, forcing its states to become independent countries. What followed was a period of confession as small states had no idea what to do. This period lasted until most of the nations dissolved.

New Pugnasia

After a break, Andy along with Tyrone Lee, who returned to micronationalism as the Supreme Leader of Pugnavia, and Josef Hernandez, created the Greater Federation of New Pugnasia. New Pugnasia was a federal republic, just like the Old Pugnasia. Immediately following its creation, Andy and Tyrone drafted a constitution. The constitution created new rules, which all citizens must follow, which the Old Pugnasia did not have. Like the Old Pugnasia, following its creation, an election was declared. The election saw Josef Hernandez and Andy Irons of the Preservation Party win against Sophie Lazalde and Robert Borja of the Conservative-Liberal Alliance. Josef was the only President, since a month later he declared himself Emperor, with Andy becoming his Chancellor.

New Pugnasia enjoyed a time of activity, with all citizens usually attending Assembly meetings, and participating in many government-sponsored activities. The first sign of inactivity was when three members of the assembly did not show up to a meeting. Soon, more and more members started to not show up. By April 2017, only five members of the assembly showed up to the monthly meeting. This prompted Andy to disband the assembly and declare a state of emergency. Since the Emperor was removed from the throne, Andy declared himself Counselor to the Empire, becoming Regent. This resulted in the Lawson Insurgency, which was a rebellion trying to restore the republic and put the dethroned Emperor as President. The war was won on May 2017.

Realizing the end of New Pugnasia, Andy began encouraging active citizens to follow him as he created a new nation. Later that month, Andy officially dissolved New Pugnasia and lead the active citizens as President of the newly founded nation of Tyferria. Tyferria did not last as long as New Pugnasia since most citizens no longer cared about micronationalism. It officially dissolved a month after New Pugnasia.

New America

The United Kingdom of America was created by Reginald Smith on July 4, 2017. He was inspired by New and Old Pugnasia, and how well their governments worked. Since New America had a small population at the time, King Reginald offered the spot of Prime Minister to Andy, which he gladly accepted. Unlike The UCE and Tyferria, New America had a functioning government. New America lasted a month before officially dissolving. Unlike all of its predecessors, New America did not end due to inactivity. New America instead united with other Etiwanda Micronational Sector nations to form the Federation of California.

New America was later revived by Reginald on April 24, 2018, and is again an active micronation. Josef Hernandez, who was the former Minister of the Department of Commerce, was appointed Prime Minister.

California to Austrovia

The Federation of California was surprisingly more active than New America. This is partly due to a new school year beginning. California's legislature, the Congress of California, was almost as active as New Pugnasia. the Federation was seen as the revival of micronationalism in Etiwanda since Effards and Rylandia was revived and more people began joining the Federation. Before being renamed, the Federation had almost twenty citizens. Because of the success, a referendum was held and California was renamed to Austrovia.

Republic to Empire

The calls for monarchism began to grow in the States of Hydraria and Effards-Rylandia. This was because of most of the people in those states where supporters of the monarchy of New Pugnasia and New America. This call grew louder as both of those states tried to change their governments to monarchies, but was denied by the Federal Government. Polling during this time showed that 45% of the people wished for a monarchy. This prompted then-President Irons to declare himself Andy and later Andrew I of the Austrovian Empire. His declaration gained the support of the Federal Government, which was renamed to the Reichstag. Andrew would not be coronated until January 2018.

Coup attempt and reform

On June 18th, 2019, after nearly defeating his opponent in the 4th Federal Election, Reich Chancellor Anthony Easton attempted to abolish the monarchy in favor of a socialist one-party republic without legislative or public approval. Almost immediately, Easton was removed from office and banned from the Empire. In response to the coup and severe inactivity, the Emperor abolished the Reichstag and formed a Provisional Government to rewrite the constitution.

On September 1st, 2019, the Provisional Government passed the Austrovian Constitution of 2019, which gave more executive power to the Monarchy and also created a new legislature. The Austrovian Constitution of 2019 was implemented on September 5th, 2019.

Government

Austrovia is a Constitutional and Absolute Monarchy with a hereditary monarch as its head of state and an elected official, who is elected every six months, as its head of government. The Imperial Diet acts as the Empire's legislature while the Imperial High Courts acts as the nation's judiciary.

Monarchy

The Monarch is the hereditary head of state of the Austrovian Empire, Lord Speaker of the Council of State, and Supreme Commander of His Majesty's Armed Forces. The Monarch is known as the Emperor or Empress of Austrovia and shares executive powers with the elected head of government, the Chancellor. Along with being Emperor or Empress of Austrovia, the Monarch is also the Archduke or Archduchess of Hydraria, King or Queen of Rutania, New California, and Pretoria, and the Grand Duke or Grand Duchess of Wexington. The current and only monarch is Andrew I, who started his reign on October 4th, 2017, but officially was coronated on January 20th, 2018.

According to the Austrovian Constitution of 2019, the Line of Succession follows absolute primogeniture, in which upon the death, removal, or resignation of the Monarch, his or her eldest child, regardless of gender, will immediately succeed his or her predecessor. Jacob, Duke of New Glasgow, eldest brother to Emperor Andrew I, is the current heir presumptive to the Imperial Throne, since the Emperor has had no children.

Chancellor

The Chancellor is the elected head of state of the Austrovian Empire. The Chancellor and the Monarch shares executive powers. The first and current Chancellor is Rosetta Gland, who was appointed to the office after the Austrovian Constitution of 2019 was implemented on September 5th, 2019. The Chancellor is elected sixth months in a federal election, along with other federal positions.

Council of State

The Council of State is the upper house of the Imperial Diet. The Council of State is made up of both elected officials from each state and non-elected officials appointed by the Emperor. Members of the Council of State are known as Councillors. Like Senators in the United States, Elected Councillors are elected by their whole state rather than a legislative district. Unelected Councillors are appointed by the Emperor to ensure the Monarchy is represented in the Imperial Diet.

House of Representatives

The House of Representatives is the lower house of the Imperial Diet. The House is made up of elected officials from every legislative district. Members of the House are known as Representatives. Each state is given two legislative districts, meaning that each state gets an equal amount of representatives in the House. The House is where every bill is debated and voted on before it heads towards the upper house the Council of State. The leader of the House is known as the Speaker of the House.

Ministries

The Austrovian Government has five ministries:

  • Ministry of State
  • Ministry of Foreign Relations
  • Ministry of Information
  • Ministry of Minority Relations
  • Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of State deals with all internal problems, ranging from state disputes to rebellions. The Ministry of Foreign Relations deals with external problems, such as international crises, and establishes foreign relations. The Ministry of Information handles all census reports and registration. The Ministry of Minority Relations helps minorities excel in the Empire and ensures their fair treatment. The Ministry of Justice deals with any judicial problem along with the Supreme Court. All ministries have a minister as their leader and are represented in the Chancellor's cabinet.

Foreign relations

Micronational

The Austrovian Empire is apart of the following organizations:

Macronational

No macronatinal entity has yet to recognize the Empire.

Military

His Majesty's Most Loyal Imperial Armed Forces, or the Armed Forces, is the armed forces of the Austrovian Empire. The armed forces consist of the Army, Navy, and Aerial Force. Although equipped with sufficient weaponry, the Armed Forces only have around five members who have not seen actual combat.

Media

As of 2017, there are only 2 registered news outlets. The Austrovian Observer is considered the "most reliable source of Austrovian news." The Austrovian Observer was founded on July 4 as the New American Gazette and was politically neutral. The Independent Gazette was the last news outlet in Austrovia. The Independent Gazette was founded a day after the Observer and was inactive when the Austrovian News Network was founded.

In February 2018, The Austrovian Observer united with other news agencies to form the Austrovian News Network. The ANN, as it is abbreviated, is a union of all news agency in the Empire. Currently, five news agencies work with the ANN: The Austrovian Observer, The Royal Announcer,which publishes announcements made by the Monarch, The Austrovian Conservative, which is a conservative leaning news agency, The Liberal Forum, a liberal leaning news agency, and the Hydrarian News Agency.

Territory

Name Flag Location Map Legislature Governor Monarch
Archduchies
Hydraria HydrarianFlag.png Rancho Cucamonga Sbc.svg Hydrarian Reichstag George Irons II (Independent) Andrew I
Kingdoms
Effards-Rylandia Effards-rylandianflag.png Rancho Cucamonga Sbc.svg Unity Parliament Travis II Travis II
Etiwanda EtiwandaFlag.png Etiwanda Sbc.svg Etiwanda Senate Natalia Zapata (Independent) Delaney I
Marymac Marymacflag.png Fontana Sbc.svg Parliament Diego Drake (Independent) Daisy I
Pretoria PretoriaFlag.png Rancho Cucamonga Sbc.svg Pretorian Assembly Hannah Garcia (Independent) Andrew I
New California NewCaliforniaFlag.png Etiwanda Sbc.svg Reichstag Jonathan Ly (Independent) Andrew I
Pinewood PinewoodFlag.png San Francisco SanFranciscoCounty.png Reichstag Ethan James (Independent) Andrew I
Grand Duchies
Wexington WexingtonFlag.png Ridgeland JasperCounty.png Reichstag Marcus Charles (Independent) Andrew I