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Quod Unitatis Pace (Latin for "Unity is peace")
Auld Lang Syne
|Official language(s)||English, Scots (Caudonian dialect)|
|Government||Parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy|
|- Prince||Prince William I|
|- Prime Minister||Andrew Szemere|
|- Type||- Unicameral|
|- Number of seats||- 19|
|- Last election||- January 2021|
|Established||5 July 2019|
|Population||89 (34 on claimed territory)|
|Currency||Caudonian Pound (de jure)|
United States Dollar, Pound Sterling, Euro (de facto)
|Time zone||Caudonian Standard Time (UTC-5)|
Caudonian Daylight Time (UTC-4)
|National animal||White-tailed deer|
Caudonia, officially the Principality of Caudonia is a micronation claiming to be a sovereign state located in North America and Europe, currently consisting of properties in Ohio, Lincolnshire, and Stockholm County, thus making it an enclave of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Sweden.
Caudonia is a parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy based off Liechtenstein. The nation is currently reigned by Prince William I, who has reigned since the nation's foundation. The nation falls under classification 6 on the Boodlesmythe-Tallini Classification, making it a 6th world nation.
The name is derived from the Latin word for "tail." Tail in this context refers to Lake Erie, which was named by the Erie people, an indigenous tribe who lived along its southern shore. The tribal name "erie" is a shortened form of the Iroquoian word erielhonan, meaning "long tail".
Although the Principality of Caudonia was technically established on the 5th of July 2019, the 2nd of December 2018 is considered the founding date as it was the founding date of Vryland, the nation's first predecessor. This is because Caudonia was secretly established by Prince William I on that date, following the creation of Vryland. He was worried that Vryland may someday collapse, so he decided to create a small and at the time, unnamed nation for eventual use in the future. Following the dissolution of New Albion, Vryland's successor state, the Prince initially decided he would take a break from the micronational community or even leave it, but advisors convinced him otherwise. His idea of a future nation came true when he established Caudonia on the 5th of July.
Government and politics
Caudonia operates under the system of a parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy, based off that of Liechtenstein. It has a form of mixed constitution in which political power is shared by the monarch and a democratically elected parliament. There is a multi-party system and a form of representative democracy in which the prime minister and head of government is responsible to parliament. However, the Prince is head of state and exercises considerable political powers.
List of Departments
- Department of Communications and Media
- Department of Education and Culture (includes the Caudonian Language Commission)
- Department of Energy and Development
- Department of Finance
- Department of Food and Agriculture
- Department of Foreign Affairs
- Department of Home Affairs
- Department of Justice
- Department of the Environment and Natural Resources
- Department of Transport
- Heraldry and Vexillology Commission
- Human Rights Commission
- National Archives
- Princely Affairs Office
- Public Health and Social Care Office
- Land Registry Office
Main article: Demographics of Caudonia
The March 2020 census enumerated a total population of 65, an increase of around 166 percent over the first population count in July 2019.
|Date||Population||Population change||% change|
|6 July 2019||25||▬ 0||▬ 0.0%|
|5 October 2019||35||▲ 10||▲ 40.0%|
|10 November 2019||46||▲ 11||▲ 31.4%|
|18 January 2020||52||▲ 6||▲ 13.0%|
|16 February 2020||63||▲ 11||▲ 21.1%|
|7 March 2020||65||▲ 2||▲ 3.1%|
|11 April 2020||50||▼ 15||▼ 27.1%|
|8 May 2020||74||▲ 24||▲ 48.0%|
|9 June 2020||89||▲ 15||▲ 20.2%|
|16 July 2020||74||▼ 15||▼ 16.8%|
|29 October 2020||80||▲ 6||▲ 8.1%|
|15 February 2021||71||▼ 9||▼ 11.2%|
Law and order
Law enforcement is carried out by the Caudonia Police. As Caudonia does not have a formal military, defence is the duty of the Caudonia Police. All police constables are trained for national defence.
Caudonia does not maintain many diplomatic relations. Its official diplomatic policy is isolationism. It was an official member of the United Sovereignties, however due to hostile relations with other members, the nation withdrew.
Caudonia also has an official policy against micronational warfare. This makes Caudonia de-facto a neutral state. Despite this, however, Caudonia used to have negative and hostile relations with the UCSR and the United Sovereignties. This period has been called the Caudonian Crisis. These hostilities have since been resolved.
Despite Caudonia's official policy of isolationism, the nation has unoffical relatons with Wynnland, the Archduchy of Pennsylvania, and Posaf. They formerly had relations with Cycoldia, but they since broke down.
Geography and Climate
Caudonia is based mostly on flat land in rural and suburban areas of the United States, United Kingdom, and Sweden. Caudonia is divided into counties which are grouped to form two unofficial regions: the American Counties and European Counties, based on the areas of which the counties are based.
The counties of Bismarck and Olbialand are known as the Stark counties and are located in the Canton–Massillon metropolitan area in Northeast Ohio.
Törland is located on three parcels of land in Stockholm County, Sweden. Two of these parcels are in very close proximity to one another, thus forming the subregion of Björnö, which is why the full name of the county is Törland-Björnö.
Counties of Caudonia
Main article: Administrative divisions of Caudonia Caudonia is divided into eight counties.
|Name||Coat of arms||Area||County Population||Capital||Location||Description|
|6||Bismarck||North Canton, Ohio|
|Canland||1.59 Hectare||Administered from Salisbury||Canfield, Ohio||Created by a merger of Parnia and Ludusia. Although it is not part of New Rutland, it is administered as such due to its close proximity and low population.|
|2||Government House||East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom||The county is mostly made of agricultural farming, however remains of an old RAF station are also located on the land.|
|New Rutland||0.12 hectare
|3||Salisbury||Boardman, Ohio||Where the Prince's Palace and central government are located.|
|Törland-Björnö||Unknown||11||West Björnö||Stockholm County, Sweden||The county consists of three separate parcels of land located in Stockholm County, Sweden.|
The government has looked to purchase more land in order to gain some sort of genuine international recognition from macronations. Islands in Scotland, the Falkland Islands, Canada, Australia, the United States and Wales have all been deemed as potential candidates for expansion.
Caudonia lies within a Humid Continental (Dfb) climate zone under the Köppen climate classification system. Because of this, the nation shares a climate with much of the Midwest and Southern Canada. These climate zones are characterized by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers with high humidity and cold to severely cold winters. Precipitation is usually well distributed through the year.
|Climate data for New Rutland|
|Record high °C (°F)||22
|Average high °C (°F)||0.3
|Average low °C (°F)||-7.2
|Record low °C (°F)||−30
|Average Precipitation mm (inches)||65
|Average Snowfall cm (inches)||42
|Source: Department of the Environment and Natural Resources|
The economy of Caudonia is currently undeveloped. A small agricultural sector exists, however it is not commercial.
Main article: Culture of Caudonia The culture of Caudonia is heavily based on that of anglophone countries, mainly the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.
Caudonian cuisine has developed from various influences from around the world, most noteably the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Popular dishes in Caudonia include fish and chips, Sunday roast, Yorkshire pudding, poutine, butter tarts, hamburgers, and cornbread.
Also popular in Caudonia is the national drink, tea. Tea is a prominent feature of Caudonian culture and society much like in the United Kingdom. In Caudonia, like the United Kingdom, the drinking of tea is widely varied so it is quite hard to generalise. While the most common method of serving tea is with milk, it is not uncommon to drink it black or with lemon, with sugar being a popular addition to any of the above. Strong tea, served in a mug with milk and sugar, is a popular combination known as builder's tea. Tea is often accompanied with sandwiches, scones, cake and/or biscuits, with a popular British custom being dunking the biscuit into the tea.
|Date||English name||Scots name||Meaning||Type|
|1 January||New Year's Day||Ne'er's Day||Celebrates the first day of every year in the Gregorian calendar.||Statutory|
|1 February||Imbolc||Imbolc||Marks the midpoint between Yule and Ostara.||Optional|
|Spring Equinox||Ostara||Ostara||Celebrates the beginning of Spring.||Optional|
|Friday before Easter||Good Friday||Guid Friday||Commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus.||Statutory|
|Monday after Easter||Easter Monday||Pace Monanday||Commemorates the second day of Eastertide.||Statutory|
|3 April||Prince William Day||Preence William Day||Commemorates the birth of Prince William I.||Statutory|
|1 May||Beltane||Beltane||Marks the midpoint between Ostara and Litha.||Optional|
|Summer Solstice||Litha||Litha||Celebrates the beginning of Summer.||Optional|
|5 July||Caudonia Day||Caudonie Day||Celebrates the establishment of Caudonia.||Statutory|
|1 August||Lughnasadh||Lughnasadh||Marks the beginning of the harvest season.||Optional|
|First Monday in September||Labour Day||Wark Day||Celebrates economic and social achievements of workers.||Statutory|
|Autumn Equinox||Mabon||Mabon||Marks the beginning of Autumn.||Optional|
|31 October||Samhain||Samhain||Marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the dark part of the year.||Optional|
|11 November||Remembrance Day||Myndin Day||Commemorates war dead and the armistice ending World War I in 1918.||Statutory|
|2 December||Foundation Day||Foondin Day||Celebrates the establishment of Vryland, the predecessor of Caudonia.||Statutory|
|Winter Solstice||Yule||Yuil||Marks the beginning of Winter.||Optional|
|25 December||Christmas Day||Christenmas Day
|Celebrates the nativity of Jesus.||Statutory|
|26 December||Boxing Day||Box Day||Commemorates the second day of Christmastide.||Statutory|