Caudonia

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Flag of Caudonia.pngCaucoa2020.png
Flag
Greater Coat Of Arms

Motto
Quod Unitatis Pace (Latin for "Unity is peace")
Anthem
Auld Lang Syne


Capital citySalisbury
Largest cityBismarck
Official language(s)English, Scots (Caudonian dialect)
Recognised languagesSpanish
Official religion(s)None
DemonymCaudonian
GovernmentParliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy
- PrincePrince William I
- Prime MinisterNed Fram
LegislatureParliament
- Type - Unicameral
- Number of seats - 19
- Last election - May 2020
Established5 July 2019
Population89 (34 on claimed territory)
CurrencyCaudonian Pound (de jure)
United States Dollar, Pound Sterling (de facto)
Time zoneCaudonian Standard Time (UTC-5)
Caudonian Daylight Time (UTC-4)
National drinkTea
National animalWhite-tailed deer

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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.

Etymology

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".

History

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 (at which the Caudonian Front and the Social Democratic Party are the two largest parties) 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

Ministerial 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

Non-Ministerial Departments

Departments listed in bold are currently closed due to underuse.

Demographics

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%

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 in the nation are trained for national defence.

Foreign relations

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 nations, 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 situation has been known as the Caudonian Crisis. These relations have since been resolved and the Caudonians have positives relations with Crimson

Informal relations

Even though Caudonia is isolationist officially, the country shares unoffical relatons with Steinland, Wynnland, the Archduchy of Pennsylvania and Posaf although the new Caudonian Front government seeks to make these relations offical

They formerly had relations with Cycoldia, even though they have recently broken down.

Geography and Climate

Geography

Caudonia is based mostly on flat land. In agricultural areas of both the United States and the United Kingdom. Caudonia is subdivided into counties which are grouped to form two unofficial regions: the American Counties and British Counties, based on the areas of which the counties are based.

American counties

The counties of Parnia, Ludusia, and New Rutland are known as the Mahoning counties and are located in the Mahoning Valley in Northeast Ohio.

The counties of Bismarck and Olbialand are known as the Stark counties and are located in the Canton–Massillon metropolitan area in Northeast Ohio.

European counties

Gibson is located in Lincolnshire 4 miles south of the Lincolnshire Wolds, and 7 miles west of the North Sea. The nearest major town is the resort town of Skegness.

Törland is located on 3 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 (the reason 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
Bismarck Bismarck shield.png 0.20 hectare
(0.50 acre)
6 Bismarck North Canton, Ohio
Gibson Lessercoaofgibson.png 96.9 Hectare
(239.46 acre)
2 Government House East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, 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 Coatofarmsofnewrutland.png 0.12 hectare
(0.30 acre)
3 Salisbury Boardman, Ohio Where the Prince's Palace and central government are located.
Ludusia 0.51 hectare
(1.26 acre)
Administered from Salisbury Canfield, Ohio Although it is not part of New Rutland, it is administered as such due to its close proximity and low population.
Olbialand Oblialand shield.png 1.81 hectare

(4.47 acre)

5 Seebrulton Massillon, Ohio
Parnia 1.08 hectare
(2.70 acre)
Administered from Salisbury Canfield, Ohio Although it is not part of New Rutland, it is administered as such due to its close proximity and low population.
Törland-Björnö Torland coat of arms.png Unknown 11 West Björnö Stockholm County, Sweden The county consists of three separate parcels of land located in Stockholm County, Sweden.

The government is looking 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.

Climate

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
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 22
(72)
24
(75)
28
(82)
32
(90)
35
(95)
37
(99)
39
(102)
38
(100)
37
(99)
31
(88)
27
(81)
24
(75)
39
(102)
Average high °C (°F) 0.3
(32.5)
2.3
(36.1)
7.7
(45.9)
15.0
(59)
20.5
(68.9)
25.2
(77.4)
27.4
(81.3)
26.6
(79.9)
22.4
(72.3)
15.9
(60.6)
9.4
(48.9)
2.5
(36.5)
14.6
(58.3)
Average low °C (°F) -7.2
(19)
-6.3
(20.7)
−2.4
(27.7)
3.3
(37.9)
8.2
(46.8)
13.0
(55.4)
15.4
(59.7)
14.6
(58.3)
10.8
(51.4)
5.3
(41.5)
1.1
(34)
-4.4
(24.1)
4.3
(39.7)
Record low °C (°F) −30
(-22)
−27
(-17)
−23
(-9)
−12
(10)
−4
(25)
-1
(30)
4
(39)
0
(32)
-3
(27)
-7
(19)
−17
(1)
−24
(-11)
−30
(-22)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 65
(2.56)
55
(2.17)
75
(2.95)
85
(3.35)
96
(3.78)
99
(3.9)
109
(4.29)
82
(3.23)
95
(3.74)
70
(2.76)
81
(3.19)
76
(2.99)
988
(38.9)
Average Snowfall cm (inches) 42
(16.5)
33
(13)
28
(11)
7.6
(2.99)
trace 0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2.0
(0.79)
9.1
(3.58)
38
(15)
159
(62.6)
Source: Department of the Environment and Natural Resources

Economy

The economy of Caudonia is currently undeveloped. A small agricultural sector exists, however it is not commercial.

Culture

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.

Cuisine

A cup of traditional Caudonian builder's tea.
A piece of cornbread.

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.

The British company Unilever has a virtual monopoly on the sale of tea in Caudonia through its PG Tips brand due to the fact that it is extremely popular and is the only tea brand sold in Caudonia.

Holidays

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
Yuil Day
Celebrates the nativity of Jesus. Statutory
26 December Boxing Day Box Day Commemorates the second day of Christmastide. Statutory