Principality of Campinia

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Principality of Campinia

20002017

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Motto
Sapientia et Doctrina (Wisdom and Learning)
Anthem
Wien Campiniaansche bloed
Campinia Location.PNG
St.Charlian claims in black upon its dissolution in 2017
Capital city Campinopolis
Largest city Kerkvliet (upon dissolution)
Official language(s) Dutch, English
Official religion(s) Secular
Demonym Campinian
Government Monarch
- Prince Elias (last)
- Grand Constable Shady Morsi (last)
Campinia (Dutch:Campinia) officaly The Principality of Campinia (Dutch:Prinsdom Campinia) was an Antarctic micronation located in the Netherlands and Western Antarctica, With the residence of the Prince in Belgium. It claims to be an independent sovereign state but has received no recognition from world governments and for this reason is often referred to as a micronation.

Campinia was originally founded on December 20th, 2000, as the Grand Principality of Campinia. It was re-activated in 2010 by the Grand Prince Guillaume I. In 2012 the new Grand Prince, Guillaume II, changed the Grand Principality into a Principality, with the Prince as the Head of State. In 2013 Prince Guillaume II changed Campinia into a vassal of Flandrensis, not much later he abdicated the throne to Elias I of Campinia who reformed the principality into a duchy. On 4 April 2017 Campinia is officialy dissolved by the Prince

Campinia was a democratic, semi-developed micronation which scores 3.6 on Dresner's system of Classification. In addition, it is a "5th World" micronation, according to the Whole Picture calculation of the Boodlesmythe-Tallini System of Classification and Dan's System of Classification. On Miles' Scale of Economic Potential, Campinia scores a 3. Campinia was a member of the Grand Unified Micronational and the Union Against Micronational War as well a former member of the Flandrensisian Commonwealth and the Antarctic Micronational Union

Etymology

Campinia comes from the Latin word for campine (Kempen in Dutch) "fields" and "nia" which means land, the combination of the two words means "region of fields".

History

Campinia, at the time knew officially as the Grand Principality of Campinia, was created in 2000 but it fell inactive until 2010, when it was re-activated by the Prince Guillaume I. On 2011, the Grand Principality was changed to simply the Principality of Campinia with a new head of state, Guillaume II. In February 2012 Campinia joined the Flandrensisian Commonwealth, not much later they became an Antarctic micronation and a member of the Antarctic Micronational Union. In 2013 Prince Guillaume II changed Campinia into a vassal of Flandrensis, not much later he abdicated the throne to Elias I of Campinia who reformed the principality into a duchy. The crisis begon when Shady Morsi joined Campinia as a citizen, five days later he got a meassage from Elias with the meassage "From me you may even lead the project, because I have not so much time." Morsi assumed that it was an abdication and proclaimed himself as Duke of Campinia and recruited citizens to join Campinia, Morsi established a parlement and a provisional army known as the Commando Groups At the time Morsi got congratulations from other head of states, This is however until Niels of Flandrensis announced that Elias didnt abdicate, As on the proclaimation, The Grand Constable, Dylan Buitenhuis to "ask for proof" Niels sended screenshots to Morsi The Grand Duchy of Flandrensis didn’t recognized the new Campinian government as legitimate. However, Flandrensis is convinced that due the misunderstanding, the new government had no intentions for a “coup d 'état” and they repeated again that they should enter into dialogue with Duke Elias of Campinia. Flandrensis called on all micronations that have signed a treaty of friendship and mutual recognition with Flandrensis and Campinia to ignore any communication on Facebook, Twitter or e-mail from Campinia until further notice. Due the international pressure, Morsi abandoned his claims on the Campinian Throne and entered into dialogue with Duke Elias of Campinia altough the Commando Groups leader Maxim Leigh wants to "Fight the Flandrensian fascists and defend Campinia from foreign influence" at the time the Commando Groups where mobilised,However Morsi orderd to dissolve the Commando Groups to prevent a civil war

Campinia dissolved on 4 April 2017 by Elias, Since he wants to make a new micronation


Politics

Campinia was a constitutional monarchy since 2000, with the Prince of Campinia as head of state. The executive branch consists of the Regent and the Grand Constable as the head of government, who presides over a ten-member Council. The Duchy was ruled by the Duke and the Council. Members of the Council of State are elected every four years

  • Lord Chancellor: the desk where the charters and other documents are prepared, sealed, and promulgated.
  • Lord Treasurer: he keeps the finance of Campinia in order.
  • Keeper of the Seals: he keeps the Seal of Campinia save.
  • President of the Council of State

The household of the Duke:

  • Grand Chamberlain: keeper of the Royal Palace, he is in charge of all the staff.
  • Grand Bouteiller: Grand Butler, he is in charge of the kitchen of the Palace.

Secretaries of State:

  • Secretary of Foreign Affairs
  • Secretary of Internal Affairs
  • Secretary of Justice
  • Secretary of Envorimental Affairs
  • Secretary of Defence
  • Secretary of Health
  • Secretary of Culture

Nobility

As a monarchy the Prince of Campinia can grant noble titles:

  • Margrave / Margravine
  • Count / Countess
  • Viscount / Viscountess
  • Baron / Baroness
  • Knight Bachelor
  • Lord / Lady

Campinia has also a rich history of heraldic orders:

Geography

Map of Campinia
Landscape of Campinia
The Duchy of Campinia is located in Western Antarctica in the Sulzberger Bay. and and consist of the Islands, Moody Island and Vollmer Island.Moody Island is an ice-covered island 19 kilometres (10 nmi) long, between Kizer Island and Steventon Island in the Sulzberger Ice Shelf, Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. It was mapped from surveys by the United States Geological Survey and from U.S. Navy air photos (1959–65), and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for E.L. Moody, a dog-driver with the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (1933–35)

Vollmer Island is an ice-covered island 20 kilometres (11 nmi) long, lying along the edge of Sulzberger Ice Shelf, 13 kilometres (7 nmi) northwest of Cronenwett Island. It appears that this feature was first observed and roughly mapped from aerial photographs taken by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1928-30. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Lieutenant T.H. Vollmer, U.S. Navy, engineering officer aboard USS Glacier along this coast, 1961-62.

See also