Kingdom of Begon

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Kingdom of Begon
Centre
Coat of arms of Begon.png

Motto
Goed, Vaterlan, Karolina (God, Fatherland, Carolina)
Anthem
I Vow To Thee, My Country
Anthem of Begon

Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States
Capital cityKristofsberg
Largest cityPolinaturalo
Official language(s)English and German
Recognised languagesAll Languages
Official religion(s)Begonic Orthodox
Short nameBegon
DemonymBegonic or Begonian (In reference to Begonia)
GovernmentFederal Constitutional Monarchy
- KingHH&RM, Christoph I
- Lord High ChancellorHG Duke Augustus von Carolina
- Vice- Lord High ChancellorPrince Vincent von Vinsphalia
Legislature The Holy and Royal Begonic Parliament
- Upper HouseThe House of Royals
- Lower HouseThe National Asssembly
EstablishedBegonian Independence from the United States • 17 March 2019

Independence from Nichensburg • 18 November 2020

Declaration of Kingdom • 29 January 2020
Area claimedFamily and Donated Property
Population53
CurrencyBegonic Reichsmark (BRM)
Time zoneEastern Standard Time (EST)
National sportSoccer
National dishSpaghetti (Particularly with [Melted] Cheese)
National drinkRoyal Begonian Brandy
National animalNothern White-Faced Owl
Patron saintSt. 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.

Grand Principality

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.

Foreign Affairs

The Kingdom of Begon was consistently Isolationist until early January (2020), when His Holy and Royal Majesty released RD 1.2.27.21, 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:


Monarchy

(Main Article)

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.

Parliament

Flag of The Begonic Parliament

(Main Article)

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.

Parties

Parties within the Begonic Parliament
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

Cabinet of HSH The Prince of Kaltmark, Lord High Chancellor
Position Current Holder Party Term Image
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

The Kingdom of Begon is made up of 10 counties and a constituent state, all within The States of North Carolina and South Carolina. Other territories are situated in Texas.

Climate

Climate data for Begonic Mainland
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 12.7
(54.9)
15
(59)
19.44
(66.99)
24.44
(75.99)
28.3
(82.9)
31.66
(88.99)
33.33
(91.99)
32.22
(90)
28.88
(83.98)
23.88
(74.98)
18.88
(65.98)
14.44
(57.99)
33.33
(91.99)
Average low °C (°F) 0.5
(32.9)
1.66
(34.99)
5.55
(41.99)
10
(50)
14.44
(57.99)
19.44
(66.99)
21.11
(70)
20.55
(68.99)
17.22
(63)
10.55
(50.99)
5.556
(42.001)
2.22
(36)
0.5
(32.9)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 83.82
(3.3)
83.82
(3.3)
88.9
(3.5)
58.42
(2.3)
76.2
(3)
99.06
(3.9)
101.6
(4)
99.06
(3.9)
93.98
(3.7)
60.96
(2.4)
66.04
(2.6)
78.74
(3.1)
119.38
(4.7)
Source: [NOAA]


Land Administration

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.

Begonic Counties and Territories
Name Picture or Location Population Assembly Representative(s) House of Royals Representative
Kristofsberg

County

Laurinburg, NC 31 2 3
Brunsnia

Constituent State under The Crown

Dare County, NC (& North Topsail, NC) 7 2 0
Polinaturalo

County

Laurinburg, NC 7 2 1
McIntyre

County

McColl, SC 4 1 1
Foxtrail

County

McColl, SC 3 2 2
Leith

County

Laurinburg, NC 1 1 1
New Circon

County

Laurinburg, NC 0 1 1
Marlborough

County

McColl, SC and Laurinburg, NC 0 1 1
U-land

County

Laurinburg, NC 0 1 1
Hess

County

Laurinburg, NC 1 1 1
Hasty

County

Laurinburg, NC 0 1 1
Territories
Kaltmark

Territory

San Antonio, TX 0 1 1
Mourning Dove (Carolina Pigeon), National Bird of Begon

Culture

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.

Language

Typical Fried Chicken

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.

Cuisine

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.

Religion

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.

See Also

See also:


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