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Principality of Campinia
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| Principality of Campinia |
Sapientia et Doctrina (Wisdom and Learning)
Wien Campiniaansche bloed
St.Charlian claims in black upon its dissolution in 2017
|Largest city||Kerkvliet (upon dissolution)|
|Official language(s)||Dutch, English|
|- 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 20, 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
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".
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
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
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:
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.
- Principality of Arkel
- Grand Duchy of Flandrensis
- Flandrensisian Commonwealth
- Antarctic Micronational Union
- Union Against Micronational War