Colony of Sterling
| The Secundomian Colony of Sterling |
|Duchy of Charcot.png |
|Capital city||Charcot City|
|Official language(s)||English, French, Dutch, German|
|Official religion(s)||Atheist (tolerant)|
|Area claimed||Charcot Island, Antarctica|
The Secundomian Colony of Sterling ((Secundomian:ǂǷⱠƪɤᏙƪ pronounced [kʂɛliːjɛɳhmjɛ]) was a Secundomian colony consisting of Charcot Island, the current territory of the SR Sterling-Charcot. The colony lead as a protectorate. Sterling was previously an independent Kingdom vassalized to the Republic of Secundomia.
The Colony of Sterling is located in Antarctica, and is entirely based on Charcot Island.
See Monarchies in Sterling The Kingdom of Sterling was traditionally lead by a king. This king was the highest power in the government.
The power system was as follows:
1. King of Sterling
2. Duke of Charcot
List of Kings
- Parker I (Abdicated) Jan. 26th, 2010-July 18, 2010
List of Protectors
- Parker I (not re-appointed) July 18, 2010 – August 1, 2010
- De-jure Vacant, De Facto Parker I (replaced under new regime) August 1, 2010 – October 1, 2010
- J (incumbent) October 1, 2010 – July 30, 2011 (De facto), June 14, 2012 (De jure)
- Vacant (De facto) July 30, 2011- June 14, 2012
- Parker I June 14, 2012 – Present
Kingdom of Sterling
The KOS was formed as a vassal of Secundomia on January 26, 2010, because Parker I felt he was losing power of his republic, Secundomia. He created an absolute monarchy to continue engaging with the intermicronational community. Sterling was constructed as a "vassal" of the Republic. The originally territory consisted of "all ice in the arctic ocean." The territory was organized as the Grand Duchy of Iceia.
Extra-terrestrial Claims and Reorganization of Iceia
Inspired by the Aerican Empire, Parker I expanded Sterling's claims on January 28 to include the Southern hemisphere of Pluto (South Plutopia), and the planet of Mercury (known to Sterling as the Mercury Territories. On January 29 Parker made modifications to these claims, splitting Mercury territories in two, the Duchy of South Mercuria and the North Mercury Territory. He also laid claim on the asteroid Ida.
Iceia was also reorganized slightly on January 29. A territory arranged out of the geographic north pole of the earth was carved out of Iceia and dubbed as the city of Northland. This city became the capital territory for Sterling and was administered as "the King's State."
On Feb. 20th, 2010, the King's State grew to include Charcot Island, Antarctica. This was the first Antarctic claim made by a Secundomia Sector micronation. Sterling then applied for membership in the Antarctic Micronational Union. Charcot Island was soon split from the King's State and became the Duchy of Charcot. In an attempt to increase the legitimacy of the Kingdom of Sterling, all extra-terrestrial claims were dissolved.
Intermicronational Controversy and Inactivity
With the advent of Sterling, Parker was less restrained by the government of Secundomia to conduct intermicronational affairs. Sterling became active in the Austenasian Civil War on the side of the rebels, a decision that was chastised by many in the community. This resulted in the suspension of its membership in the AMU. After the war, Sterling entered an extended period of inactivity, only being active within the AMU and the OAM. Sterling had outlived its usefulness as Parker became well trusted in Secundomia to administer foreign affairs for the country.
After the Kingdom of Sterling became inactive and unused, the King of Sterling abdicated, and formed the Colony of Sterling under the Republic of Secundomia. Parker I was assigned as protector of the colony. J became protector of the colony in October 2010, as appointed by the President. In 2012 Parker returned to office as colonial protector. Little development took place in the colonial period, but the Secundomian leadership were resistant to internal calls to dissolve its claim on Charcot.
Later Iterations of Sterling
As leader of both dormant micronations, Parker I decided to combine the colony with Res Publica Tergumterra to create the Republic of Sterling and Tergumterra. Sterling was later a part of the Third Kingdom of Secundomia and the Democratic Republic of Secundomia. With the advent of the FSSR Sterling was separated from Secundomia and Tergumterra to create the SR Sterling-Charcot.
The COS's national anthem is Grapevine Fires by the alt-rock group Death Cab For Cutie. A video can be found here
Kingdom of Sterling
| Succession of Sterling
August 1, 2010-June 14, 2012
Republic of Sterling