Kingdom of Begon
| Kingdom of Begon |
Goed, Vaterlan, Karolina (God, Fatherland, Carolina)
I Vow To Thee, My Country
|Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States |
|Official language(s)||English and German|
|Recognised languages||All Languages|
|Official religion(s)||Begonic Orthodox|
|Demonym||Begonic or Begonian (In reference to Begonia)|
|Government||Federal Constitutional Monarchy|
|- King||HH&RM, Christoph I|
|- Lord High Chancellor||HG Duke Augustus von Carolina|
|- Vice- Lord High Chancellor||Prince Vincent von Vinsphalia|
|Legislature||The Holy and Royal Begonic Parliament|
|- Upper House||The House of Royals|
|- Lower House||The National Asssembly|
|Established||Begonian Independence from the United States • 17 March 2019|
Independence from Nichensburg • 18 November 2020
|Area claimed||Family and Donated Property|
|Currency||Begonic Reichsmark (BRM)|
|Time zone||Eastern Standard Time (EST)|
|National dish||Spaghetti (Particularly with [Melted] Cheese)|
|National drink||Royal Begonian Brandy|
|National animal||Nothern White-Faced Owl|
|Patron saint||St. Edward, The Martyr|
The Kingdom of Begon (better known as Begon, historically known as Begonia) is a self-proclaimed sovereign state, or independence movement. Located mostly in the Carolinas in the eastern United States, Begon has access to The Atlantic Ocean. It is a semi-absolute monarchy ruled by His Holy and Royal Majesty, King Christoph I. The most common language spoken in Begon is English, but some citizens also speak German, the second national language.
His Holy and Royal Majesty, King Christoph I, is the reigning monarch and Head of State, held accountable by The National Assembly and House Of Royals, both houses of Parliament. His Serene Highness, Prince David Augustus, is the Lord High Chancellor of Begon and Head of Government. He coordinates Parliamentary sessions as a representative of The King.
History and Etymology
Begon originates from a teenhood organization, The Blades, which was founded in an attempt to reform the U.S government. The Blades focused on Carolinian and German nationalism, both of which fueled the flames for the founding of Begon, and its predecessors.
The name "Begon" derives from the flower, Begonia, which was also the name of the predecessor to The Kingdom of Begon, The Kingdom of Begonia. Begonia was named after the flower, being that it was common in symbolism concerning or referring to The Blades.
The Crowned Republic of Polinaturalo was the micronational stepping stone that lead to Begon being founded. It succeeded The Blades as a Micronation instead of an Organization. Polinaturalo was an absurd nation, and would not have been taken seriously at all in current Micronational Standards. It banned things such as Snakes, Seals and Homework from entering its borders.
Begon considers itself The Continuation of The Begonian Kaiserreich, one of its predecessors. It also claims to be one of many successor-states to The Holy Roman Empire, specifically to The Duchy of Saxony and The Billung March.
The Grand Principality of Begon was the predecessor to The Kingdom of Begon, which declared Independence from The Kingdom of Nichensburg in late 2020. Inspired by The Grand Principality of Moscow, The Grand Principality of Begon brought in the Orthodox Church, and most religious ideals held in Begon, which inspire Monarchical and State Traditions.
Government and Politics
The Government of The Kingdom of Begon is overseen by The Lord High Chancellor of Begon, David Augustus, Prince of Kaltmark, who was appointed in 2020, after His Grace, Maximilian von Schroeder, resigned as Chancellor of The Kingdom of Begonia, a predecessor to Begon. David Augustus has appointed Vincent von Ironside as his Vice-Lord High Chancellor, and both of them have received the Begonic Order of Augustus.
The Kingdom of Begon was consistently Isolationist until early January (2020), when His Holy and Royal Majesty released RD 188.8.131.52, stating "The Begonic Isolationist Act of 2020, written by myself, shall be repealed and be made void at Noon Eastern Time today (January 27th, 2021)." The Kingdom of Begon recognizes the following states as sovereign:
- The Monmarkian Empire (officially)
- The State of Vishwamitra (officially)
- The Arthurian Empire(unofficially)
- The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (officially)
- The Republic of Kosovo (unofficially)
- The Empire of Pavlov (unofficially)
- Normano-Nichish Kingdom (unofficially)
- The Republic of The Sohnland (unofficially)
The Monarchy of Begon and Brunsnia is the political institution comprising a Monarch of Begon and Brunsnia and the Royal Family. The Monarch - males titled as King and females as Queens - is the Head of State of both Begon and Brunsnia, by virtue of which they wield the extensive executive, legislative, and judicial powers of the Thrones. The current Monarch is King Christoph I, King of the Begonians and King of The Bruins.
The Begonic Parliament is the Bicameral Legislative Body of The Kingdom of Begon, consisting of representatives from each province and territory within Begon. Divided into two houses, The Begonic Parliament hosts The Begonic House of Royals and The Begonic National Assembly. The House of Royals is the upper house, consisting of appointed nobility from each province. The National Assembly is made up of elected representatives from each province/territory, and are limited to 3 terms, while nobles in The House of Royals hold their seat for Life.
|Party Name||Party Symbol/Logo/Color||Seats in The House||Seats in The Assembly|
|Young Begon||(Color) Purple||
3 / 17
0 / 15
|Authoritarian Deutsche Party (ADP)||(Color) Red||
1 / 17
0 / 15
Lord-High Chancellors Cabinet
|Vice Lord-High Chancellor,||Vincent von Vinsphalia||Young Begon||Two Years||N/A|
|Lord Commissioner of Foreign Affairs||Vacant||N/A||Two Years||N/A|
|Lord Commissioner of His Majesty's Treasury||Vacant||N/A||Two Years||N/A|
|Lord Commissioner of Internal Affairs||Vacant||N/A||Two Years||N/A|
Geography and Climate
|Climate data for Begonic Mainland|
|Average high °C (°F)||12.7
|Average low °C (°F)||0.5
|Average Precipitation mm (inches)||83.82
Begon divides Its territories into Counties, Territories, and Constituent States. All land divisions have a Constituent Noble/Monarch (Counties have Earls, etc). All citizenship counts include both Honorary and Residential citizens.
|Name||Picture or Location||Population||Assembly Representative(s)||House of Royals Representative|
Constituent State under The Crown
|Dare County, NC (& North Topsail, NC)||7||2||0|
|McColl, SC and Laurinburg, NC||0||1||1|
|San Antonio, TX||0||1||1|
The Begonic Mainland is situated between the states of North and South Carolina, making its population mixed with both North and South Carolinian cultures, giving Begon a trademark Pan-Carolinian Culture.
The common languages in Begon are English Dialects, such as AAVE (African-American Vernacular English) and Southern American English, however, there have been many attempts to unite Begon under a common tongue, or language. One being Begonic and the other being Slavogermanic. Slavogermanic originated in the Principality of Nichensburg, and eventually spread its influence into Begon by Prince Ludwig Brienovic of Brienia and Nichensburg. Begonic, however, was started as a project by HH&RM Krystof I, and eventually was abandoned after months of work.
Begonic Cuisine often lines up with Southern American Cuisine, or "Soul Food", however, Mainland Begonians (particularly in Kristofsberg and Foxtrail) have adopted several typical English Dishes into common cuisine culture in Begon. The most common foods and drinks in Begon include Fried Chicken, Country Ham, Chicken and Rice (variant, "Chicken Bog", with sausage), Various Tea's (Mint, Blackberry, Sassafras) and Various Jam's (Strawberry, Blackberry), Beer (Including a non-alcoholic form of carbonated Mint Tea, Mint Beer), and Honeysuckle Wine.
Begon has an overwhelming Christian majority, which plays into it's Southern American Culture, which mostly centers around religious life. Begon also has a significant Islamic and Pagan minority, who have fought for representation, in the ultra-religious climate of the Begonic Government.
Although Begon remains overwhelmingly Protestant (Particularly Methodist and Pentecostal), the state religion remains Eastern Catholic. Begon is considered Theocratic in some sense, mostly regarding the state and monarchical religious traditions.
Begon's State (Eastern Catholic) Church comprises of a Grand Holy Synod and Patriarch, the latter of which being vacant at the moment. The State introduced an official religion in 2020, and kept it following multiple transitions from either Nichensburg (prior) or from Begonia.
- The Monmarkian Empire
- The Empire of Pavlov
- The Arthurian Empire
- The Kingdom of Wynnland
- The Kingdom of Fesmar
- Maple Autonomous Region
- House of Crabtry-Billung
- The Principality of Nichensburg