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Decracy of Vilthia
Decrazia di Vilthia (it)
Decrasìe de Vilthie (fur)

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Flag
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Coat of Arms

Anthem of the Decracy of Vilthia

Litania Sanctorum (During Sede Vacante)
Seal of the Governatorate
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Capital ScreenShot093.jpg Vignetia
Demonym Vilthian; Yuniversan
Official language Italian; Furlan
Co-official: German, Venetian
Official religion Waldensian Christian
Ethnic groups 80% Italians
∟ 90% Friulians
∟ 10% Other italians
12% Others EU
08% Burkinabè
Government Decracy
Feudal democratic elective absolute monarchy
- Sovereign Titianus II
- Great Vicar Ilaria Comici
- President of the Governatorate Alessia Garazzini (FV)

Legislature Parliament of Vilthia
- Upper house - Council of the Nobles
- Lower house - Chamber of the Representatives

Formation .
- Foundation 10 July 2007
- Enlargement 2 October 2010

Population 92 (residents)
107 (total, residents + non residents)
Currency Vilthian Shilling (SV)
(De Facto: Euro)
Time zone (UTC+1)
Date format dd-mm-yyyy
Drives on the right
Calling code +39
Internet TLD .vi
Website Link
Yunivers is a democratic, free and sovreign land based on nobility.

—Constitution of Vilthia, Article 1.2

Vilthia, officially Decracy of Vilthia (italian Decrazia di Vilthia, furlan Decrasìe de Vilthia) or State of the Decracy of Vilthia, formerly known as Yunivers, is an autonomous nation-like entity and real community which claims to be a sovereign state, but is commonly known as a micronation. It is located in Europe and is an enclave of the Italian Republic, in the area of Pordenone.
It is de facto an absolute elective monarchy, based on a democratic feudal system.
The sovereignty over its territory is exercised by the Central Protectorate.
Vilthia could be defined the Swiss of the Micronational World for his choice of total neutrality in conflicts of any kind and for the presence of many financial institutions.
A considerable part of the financial income of the micronation, in fact, comes from services provided to other micronations, such as the printing of banknotes, coins or stamps.
What makes this micronation particular, is that it consists of territories that are owned by the current rulers of the micronation.
Founded in 2007 by a few friends, owners of large tracts of land, has undergone many changes and developments over time.
It is a highly developed micronation, managed by an association that has ownership over its entire territory. Residents in the territory are all members of the association. Vilthia has its own water supply, electricity and sanitation, urban furnitures, lighting and public services for citizens. In Vilthia are active a community center, an infirmary, bars and commercial spaces, a library and a chapel.
In 2015 has 92 resident citizens.
Vilthia uses the tld .vi as its official, but it is de facto shared with Virgin Islands.

Contents

Geography

Waterfalls of the Gjerchia river in the Province of Colat

The territory is mostly mountainous and hilly to the north, and flat in the south. The territory is entirely crossed by the river Tagliamento. Are abundant the woods, which occupy about 65% of the territory. Other rivers are the Arzino, Striato and Gerchia.

Map of Vilthia

Rivers

The Tagliameto river is since the 10% of the Vilthian territory. It marks the eastern border of Vilthia. The Tagliamento is a braided river in north-east Italy, flowing from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea at a point between Trieste and Venice. The source is in the Mauria Pass, on the border between the regions of Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. In the upper section, it flows through the historic Carnia region, in the northern part of the province of Udine. In the middle and lower sections, it first sets the boundary between the provinces of Udine and Pordenone and later between the former and the Province of Venice. Finally, it flows into the Gulf of Venice between Lignano Sabbiadoro and Bibione.

Climate

Vilthia, according to the Köppen climate classification, enjoys a typical temperate climate of the middle latitudes, usually rainy or humid all year round and very hot in summer, with cold winters that, in recent years, are becoming milder. The rainfall is concentrated in the periods between March and May, with a slight decrease in the summer months, and a worsening in the period between October and November. The climate classification of the region is a zone E, 2750 GG. The following table shows the values ​​of the nearest meteorological station, located about 17 km as the crow flies from Vignetia, and that can be taken as a reference to the territory of Vilthia.

Climate data for Vignetia (Source: Wikipedia)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5.6
(42.1)
7.2
(45)
10.6
(51.1)
15.1
(59.2)
20.0
(68)
23.2
(73.8)
25.7
(78.3)
25.3
(77.5)
22.2
(72)
17.4
(63.3)
10.1
(50.2)
6.4
(43.5)
15.8
(60.4)
Average low °C (°F) -2.6
(27.3)
-1.7
(28.9)
1.2
(34.2)
5.8
(42.4)
9.4
(48.9)
12.7
(54.9)
14.5
(58.1)
14.1
(57.4)
11.5
(52.7)
7.6
(45.7)
3.3
(37.9)
-1.7
(28.9)
6.3
(43.3)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 74,9 61,6 86,2 119,0 118,2 137,9 81,2 79,1 124,3 134,5 108,1 85,9 1,210
(47.64)
Source: Data derived from [1].

Jurisdiction and administration

The whole territory of the micronation, for the Italian state, corresponds to private property, fenced and inaccessible, that belongs to the members of the Association "Micronazione Vilthia - Associazione Ricreativa e Culturale" (Vilthia micronation - Recreational and cultural association). The citizens of the micronation are the members of the association. Most of these, resides in the territory. The others takes the title of "Non Residentis" citizens.

Government

Rough scheme illustrating the operation of a Decracy

Vilthia is de jure a Decracy, an original system invented by Vilthia, similar to an absolute, feudal and aristocratic monarchy, with an elective nature. The Government of Vilthia consists in a Council, composed of the Nobles of the 5 Territories. Next, the council elects the King (appointed for life), voting unanimously in a Conclave.
The Council who advises the Sovereign, forming his Court is the Small Council.

Sede Vacante

The Sede Vacante (Vacant Seat) is an expression that refers to the vacancy of the Regency Seat of the State. It is Latin for "the seat being vacant" (the ablative absolute to sedes vacans "vacant seat"). After the death or resignation of a King the Central Protectorate becomes sede vacante. During this period, the Central Protectorate and the Nation are administered by the Camerlengo, the secretary of the late King.

Conclave

See: Sede Vacante

A Conclave (from latin cum clave, with key - "Closed with key" ) is a meeting of the Council of the Nobles, during the period of vacancy of the Regency Office, to elect the new King choosing from one of them. During this process the Nobles are closed in the Hall of the Boats, where they perform the polls. Is elected new King who reaches at least 4 preferences on a total of 6.

List of Kings

List of Kings from 1201 (elected by conclaves):

Name Life Became Monarch Ceased to be Monarch Relation to previous Monarch Family
Rolando De Pinzon 1183
-
1238
1201 1238 Nephew Lineage of Pinzons
Ugovizzio De Pinzon 1213
-
1278
1238 1278 Son Lineage of Pinzons
Edmondo De Pinzon 1233
-
1302
1278 1302 Son Lineage of Pinzons
Martino De Pinzon 1257
-
1326
1302 1326 Son Lineage of Pinzons
Gregorio De Pinzon 1276
-
1344
1326 1344 Son Lineage of Pinzons
Patriarch Bertrando di San Genesio 1258
-
1350
1344 1345 None Patriarch of Aquileia
Francesco Savorgnan 1290
-
1360
1345 1360 None Lineage of Savorgnans
Federico Savorgnan 1310
-
1373
1360 1373 Son Lineage of Savorgnans
Lonardo Savorgnan 1332
-
1395
1373 1395 Son Lineage of Savorgnans
Elio Savorgnan 1355
-
1414
1395 1414 Nephew Lineage of Savorgnans
Natalio Savorgnan 1374
-
1438
1414 1438 Son Lineage of Savorgnans
Bruno Del Torre 1398
-
1472
1438 1472 none CAPTAIN REGENT OF THE SAVORGNANS
Enrico Savorgnan 1453
-
1524
1472 1524 none Lineage of Savorgnans
Bernardino Savorgnan 1498
-
1573
1524 1573 son Lineage of Savorgnans
Urbano Savorgnan 1521
-
1587
1573 1587 son Lineage of Savorgnans
Umberto Zannier 1886
-
1935
1933 1935 none Regent of Saint Sebastian
Lineage of Zanniers
Luigia De Biasio 1890
-
1972
1935 1972 Spouse Regent of Saint Sebastian
Lineage of Zanniers
Giovanni Zannier 1926
-
to present
1972 1985 son Regent of Saint Sebastian
Lineage of Zanniers
Santa Zannier 1928
-
2012
1985 2007 sister Regent of Saint Sebastian
Lineage of Zanniers
Lodovico Della Vedova 1991
-
to present
2007 2010 Office Established Lineage of Della Vedovas
Claudio Zannier 1994
-
to present
2010 2013 None Lineage of Zanniers
Federico Marcuzzi Zappi Zannier 1995
-
to present
2013 to present Second cousin Lineage of Zanniers

Council of the Nobles

The Council of the Nobles is composed from nobles representing various regions of Vilthia. One of them is elected King of Vilthia, a position he held together with his role of governor of his region. Another one is elected Gran Vicario. It is the de facto government of the micronation.

Actually:

Small Council

The Small Council is the body who advises the Sovereign.

Governatorate

The Governatorate of the Central Protectorate is the entity that, on behalf of the Sovereign, holds in his name the sovreignty over the territories of Vilthia. It also holds the executive power over the unincorporated territories. The President of the Governatorate is elected by the citizens of Vilthia and of the unincorporated territories every 5 years. The President appoints the Commissioners of the external Protectorates of Saint Peter and Vega. The president is also the representative of the Central Protectorate in relations with foreign states and organisations.
The Royal Commission of the Governatorate is an advisory body, where the heads of the Governatorate's departments meet with the President to define the actions and policies of the Governatorate, implement the guidelines and directives of the President, and update him on relevant issues. May issue directives with force just inside the Governatorate and in the areas of expertise.

History

Etymology

The name Yunivers derives from the latin Universalitatis Feudalis Medio Taliaventum (Universal Feud of the Middle Tagliamento), the name given to the ancient Feud. Vilthia is the ancient name of the medieval Feud.

Feudal era: Vilthia was Pinzon

Following the decline of the Roman Empire, Friuli underwent many barbarian invasions until the conquest of the Lombards, who settled the capital of the Duchy in Cividale. After the fall of them, the region became the first brand of the Holy Roman Empire, and then under the jurisdiction of the Fatherland of Friuli - Aquileia Patriarchate. In this period there is the oldest document in which appears a Lord of Pinzon: we are in 1134 and the honorable man in question is Pinzon Hermann (Herman de Pinzon). So surely in this age there was already a castle and a feudal jurisdiction, which extended from about the Arzino river to the village of Clauzetto, bordering the feud of Spilimbergo. The most supported thesis says that the family of Pinzon derived from the nearby Ragogna, but doubts have been raised about that. In any case, the Lords of Pinzon were known for their loyalty to the Patriarch, although subsequent economic difficulties and family disagreements led to a gradual decay. In 1344 took place within the walls of the castle a family vendetta: Manfredo, helped by its own branch of the family, killed his cousin, uncles and a servant. The fact aroused indignation throughout the Friuli region and forced the Patriarch to take the castle siege, which was captured after forty days. This event marked the end of the Lordship of the Pinzons.

The secret Brotherhood of Saint Sebastian

The Chapel of Saint Sebastian, seat of the Brotherhood, in Vignetia near the Central Protectorate

Following the fall of the feud and the rise to power of the family Savorgnan, despots, some of the folks gathered in the feud a secret society in 1346: the Brotherhood of St. Sebastian. This organization was responsible for helping the people and the poors, waiting to restore the original power. Of this secret society we have limited written informations, who are currently stored in the Secret Archives of Vilthia. We can say, however, that the brotherhood played a very important role in the community, especially during the world wars, helping the population and supporting the resistance. The society finally disappeared in 1946, following the end of World War II. The last members of this organization were the grandparents of the founders of Vilthia, that have found in their homes old documents concerning those facts.

The Rebirth

In 2006, 5 grandchildren (and owners of land forming Vilthia) of the last members of the brotherhood came to know the whole story of their grandparents, and came into possession of all the written documents of the brotherhood. In 2007 they founded Vilthia, adopting some of the laws and the traditions of the ancient feud.

The Tagliamento's Micronations Protocol of Agreement

In 2007 Vilthia was formed only by the territories of the actual capital, Vignetia, and from the Provinces of Ildha, Colàt and Pozut. After the signing of the Tagliamento's Micronations Protocol of Agreement between the Decracy of Yunivers and the Republic of Vallarian (actual Province of Teratiliventhia), in 2009, the two micronations became a single entity, controlled by the Central Protectorate. Before of this, the administration, the government and the laws of Vilthia were very different.

Internal Conflicts

Following the signing of the Tagliamento's Micronations Protocol of Agreement, and the fusion between Yunivers and Vallarian, the Nobles of Pozut and Colàt began to criticize harshly the policy of the Central Protectorate, and were not happy of the changes that were made ​​to the administrative and political system of the micronation. This led to an internal separation and to some conflicts, which gave almost started a civil war. On a side, the provinces of Vignetia, Ildha and Teratiliventhia. On the other, Pozut and Colat. This lasted for 4 months; at the end there was a diplomatic solution, and the conflict ceased.

Vignetia

Culture

The Decracy of Vilthia is characterized by the culture of the Italian region that surrounds it, the Friuli. It shares, in fact, with the Friuli the language, the customs and the traditions. It has retained many traditions of the State of the Church, as in the Middle Ages the area was a feud of the Patriarchate of Aquileia, which was controlled by the Church.

Museums

A painting by the XVIII century artist Marini

The official museum of Vilthia is the Central Protectorate's Museums. The museum hosts all the archaeological finds recovered in Vilthia, the art collections of paintings and sculptures (the result of legacies left to the brotherhood of Saint Sebastian) and a section about the history of the micronation.
The museum's sections are located near the Central Protectorate Palace and in some halls of The Ossuary (Ossario Palace).
It is open to visitors during the summer months, from May to September, and the cost of the ticket is 2 euros. During the rest of the year you can program guided tours by contacting the Direction of the Museums at the Governatorate.

The Palaces

Due to its ancient history, in the territory of Vilthia there are many palaces and villas, now part of the Vilthian association and owned by its members. Some of these buildings are instead owned by the association itself (such as the Central Protectorate, Tristan Palace and Ossario).
The Central Protectorate Palace (Palazzo del Protettorato Centrale), in Vignetia, hosts the seat of the Central Protectorate and the Sovereign's de jure official residence. It is a building built in 1930 by the Saint Sebastian association (now Vilthia association) as headquarters. It is structured on three floors above ground and one underground floor.

The Tristan Palace and a gendarmerie car

The Felice Palace (Palazzo Felice), in Vignetia was built between 1850-60 and is adjacent to the Central Protectorate. During World War 2 was built an underground passage that connects the two buildings, still used. Felice Palace is structured on three floors. At the ground floor hosts some offices, and on the upper floors some apartments.
The Tristan Palace (Palazzo Tristano), in Ildha, was built in the first half of the XIX century by Zannier family as an hotel. In the following years it was abandoned, it was recovered in 1950 when the family takes care to restructure it and to give it to the Saint Sebastian association. Today hosts the headquarters of Saint Sebastian (Vilthia) association.

The Ossario palace

The Ossario Palace is a castle, originally designed as an ossuary, located on the Pascal Mountains, feudal seat of the Province of Pozut. The Ossario is a mausoleum, unfinished, which would house the remains of about thirty thousand German and Austrian soldiers killed in WWI. The German government chose as the site of building a hill called Pion, located not far from the bridge on the river, where you could enjoy a spectacular view of the Tagliamento. The building project was completed in 1937, and in 1938 was built a life-size statue of the mausoleum, in wood and reeds, to assess what would be the appearance of the finished work. The following year began the construction of the structure, made ​​of stone. The outer blocks were from the quarry of Somplago, while those for the interior, the most precious material, came from quarries near Verona. These stones were transported by train to the local station, then rolled up to the top of the hill. The monolithic columns are larger, weighing about 18 tons.
After the defeat of Nazi Germany, the site was abandoned. It was purchased at an auction by the Saint Sebastian association in 1991. The palace was derelict and invaded by the forest. In 2000 work began on the restoration of the structure, which was completely freed from the vegetation in 2010. Currently the site is unusable in many halls.

Nobility

The families considered noble, are those whose presence is attested from ancient times of the feud, or those invested by the King. The families, or Houses, are divided into Lower Houses and Great Houses. The Great Houses are those that are currently members of the Council of Nobles and Lords of the 5 territories of Vilthia.

Nobility titles

  • Dukes
  • Marquises
  • Counts
  • Barons
  • Patricians (Referred to as Sers)

Great Houses

  • Zannier - Dukes (Lords of Vignetia)
  • Martini (Lords of Teratiliventhia)
  • De Stefano - Marquises (Lords of Pozut)
  • Comici - Marquises (Lords of Ildha)
  • Zanori - Marquises (Lords of Colat)

Lower Houses

  • De Biasio
  • Spadone
  • Garazzini
  • Scatto
  • O'Malley
  • Vidon

(And others...)

Extinct or exiled houses

  • Della Vedova - Dukes: House exiled by Claudius I of the House Zannier in 2010.
  • Lafrit - Marquises: House exiled by Claudius I of the House Zannier in 2010.

Vilthia's Secret Archive

Consultation room of the Archive

The Archivio Segreto Vilthiano pursues it specific activity aimed at preserving and enhancing the deeds and documents related to the government of the Pinzon's Feud and Vilthia micronation. It primarily serves the Government of Vilthia and secondly offers its services to scholars of all faiths from all nations. The old name, the « Archivio Segreto De Pinzon » has been documented as from the mid 17th century, when, like today, it was given to the pinzon’s private (secretum) archives over which them exercised supreme and sole jurisdiction. The documentary heritage housed in its vast storerooms spans about twelve centuries (8th to 20th centuries). It consists of over 600 archival fonds and is stored on over a linear kilometres of shelving, some of which is in the Bunker, a two-storey underground vault below the Central Protectorate Palace. After King Della Vedova opened the doors of the Archivio Segreto to scholars back in 2007, it has become one of the most famous history research centres in micronational world. In accordance with a practice established in 2007, the king grants free access to the documents «grouped into periods» from 1100 to 1939. However, it is not possible access to all documents, but only a few specific sections.

Flag

The Flag of Vilthia is called the Aquila in Striscie (Eagle and Strips). The old, traditional flag's name was Supreme Green Triangle.

Traditional flag

The flag in use from 2007 to 2012

The old flag, in use from the foundation of Yunivers to 2012, was the old emblem of the Secreet Brotherhood of Saint Sebastian. Has been adopted as flag of the micronation some days after the foundation, by the first Council of the Nobles. Has been replaced with a new flag from June 1, 2012. The old flag is today in use as vexillum of the King and as traditional flag of the Central Protectorate

The new flag

The new flag, adopted in 2012, is composed of 3 strips. The first strip is blue, for the water of the rivers. The second strip is green, for the fields and the woods. The last strip is gold, to represent the power and wealth of the nation. On the left, there is an emblem with a golden eagle, symbol of these lands for centuries, holding in its beak a cross.

Cuisine

Typical dishes: Frico e Polenta, Balote, Pitina and Rice with nettles

The cuisine reflects what are the traditions of the surrounding region. Some typical dishes are the Brovada, Frico, the Montasio cheese, the Musetto and Polenta. As in other rural areas, we find the Panade (old bread and milk, cooked), the Ridic cu las frices (radicchio topped with bacon), the Mule (cream of pig's blood), Lat and Sal Cule Polente (salted milk with polenta). A dish typically tied to place, and that we also find in the nearby Cosa Valley is the so-called Balote, a ball filled with cheese and polenta cooked over coals or ashes and served with mushrooms and herbs. The cuisine of Vilthia also includes those who are the local products: freshwater fish, crayfish, mushrooms and asparagus. One of the dishes recently become a symbol of Vilthia is rice with nettles.

Schools and universities

The schools and the universities in Vilthia are institutes controlled directly by the Central Protectorate.

First level schools

In Yunivers there are no Kindergartens, Elementary schools and High schools. The residents attend schools in Italian territory, beyond the border.

Universities

The Somma Università Yuniversana (Supreme Yuniversan University) is the official university into the Decracy of Vilthia.


Demographics

Population and languages

Almost all of the Vilthian citizens live inside the Decracy of Vilthia. In 2015, there are 107 citizens of which 92 are residents. Although the official languages ​​are Italian and Friulian, there are areas in which people speaks and understands German and Venetian.

Citizenship

The Vilthian Citizenship is based on jus sanguinis (birth from a citizen, even outside the state's territory). Can apply for citizenship only those who, for reasons of work or family, must live within the national territory.

Foreign workers

For the functioning of the state and of all its agencies and institutions there are some foreign employees that works in the country. However, they are neither residents nor citizens. They have a permanent permit of access, which allows them to get to work. However, unless the duty undertaken by them so provides, they are not allowed to spend the night in the national territory.

Administrative Subdivision

A typical house in Ronchis, a "stavolo"

Although the territory is large only about 12 km2, it is divided into Provinces or Feuds, which in fact are municipalities. The feuds differ from the provinces for greater autonomy granted to them. The subdivisions are 5:

Civil Coat of Arms Ruling House Seal Name Type Population Overlord Notes
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Colat
Province;
Incorporated vassal
10
Alice Zanori
Lady of Col and Great Vicar of Vilthia
n/a
Ildha-seal.png
Comici-coat.gif
Ildha
Feud;
Incorporated vassal
5
Ilaria Comici
Lady of Rik
n/a
Pozut-seal.png
Destefano-coat.png
Pozut
Province;
Incorporated vassal
18
Mattia De Stefano
Lord of The Ossuary and Hand of the King
n/a
Teratiliventhia-seal.png
Martini-seal.png
Teratiliventhia
Province;
Incorporated vassal
15
Giulia Martini
Lady of Santissima
Independent until 2009. Incorporated January 1st, 2010.
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Vignetia
Feud;
Incorporated vassal
15
Titianus II
Sovereign of Vilthia and Lord of Vignetia
Capital
Unincorporated territories
Stemmasanmichele.jpg
Nocoa.png
City of Saint Michael
Directorial monarchy;
Unincorporated protectorate
17
Riccardo Vuarbin
Independent until 2014.
Sanpietro-seal.png
Nocoa.png
Saint Peter
Unincorporated protectorate
4
Angelica Neumer Protector
Independent until 2012.
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Nocoa.png
Vega
Unincorporated protectorate
0
Vacant
Protector
Located in Antarctica, claimed in 2012.

Transports and facilities

Railways

Airways

Highways

  • SP1 from Borgo Traghetto to Colonia
  • SP2 from Colonia's customs to Mizzari
  • SP3 from Colonia to Gerchia
  • SP4 from Gerchia's customs to Castellirs and Samontàn
  • SP5 from Santissima to Valeriano
  • SP6 through the capital; City of Vignetia
  • SP7 from the Ossario Palace to Piòn City
The Tagliamento river under the Ossario Palace

Plates

Sample Name Usage Description
Yuniversoldplate.png Plate for cars and motorbikes Used by all cars (and motorbikes) registered in Vilthia. Vilthia Standard. Pattern of code: XX000XX (two letters; three numbers; two-letter code of the province represented by the owner; seal of the province)
Yuniversgendarmerieplate.png Gendarmerie vehicles plate Used by all gendarmerie vehicles Vilthia standard. Pattern of code: CG000XX (CG = Corpo Gendarmeria; three numbers; two-letter code of the province of the gendarmerie seat; gendarmerie seal)
TC44313425-27-330-400-76-8-ChildTemplate.png Diplomatic or politician car plate Used by Central Protectorate vehicles, politicians and diplomatics cars Vilthia standard. Pattern of code: PC000PC (PC = Protettorato Centrale; three numbers; PC; Flag of Vilthia).

However, none of these is actually used. The vehicles property of Vilthia and used only inside the micronation usa a plate with the SDY (Stato Decrazia Yunivers) or SDV (since 2014; Stato Decrazia Vilthia) and 5 numbers (Example: SDY 000 00)

Postal service

The postal service within the Decracy of Vilthia is carried out by the Yuniversan Postal Service.

Economy

The nation's economy is mainly based on agriculture, livestock, fishing and tourism. Although the political nature of the state is far from a communist line, the shops are state monopolies. Agricultural activity however is free in all its forms, and does not require special permissions.

Primary sector

A farm in Yunivers

Agriculture is the main economic activity in the nation. It is practiced by almost every family. It consists of cultivations (Mainly wheat, followed by maize, vegetables, fruits, vineyards and olive groves) and breeding activities (Sheep, cattle and pigs). Subsistence farming is widespread. This practice is the production by households of what they need for everyday life.

Secondary sector

Shepherds in Vilthia

The industrial sector is practically absent in the nation.

Tertiary sector

It is the second most-important sector in Vilthia. Commerce is a state monopoly, so it can only be exercised by the state or by those it appoints. In fact, within the country there are a few shops. These are mainly shops linked to tourist activities, shops for agriculture, food shops and bazaars. Tourism is well developed and encouraged. In the territory there are 2 pubs, a restaurant and a farmhouse. There is also a guest house, a place of lodging for visitors, managed by the government and used principally for the invited visitors and, more rarely, for tourists who request it. Are produced and sold milk, goat cheese, honey, wine, olive oil, fruits, meats, and vegetables.

Common market and custum union

Vilthia founded, together with the Principality of Hashima, the Saint Matthew Economic Pact, which is a combination of a customs union and a common market, allowing free trades and freedom of movement of goods and capitals between the two micronations.
The Saint Matthew Economic Pact was founded on 17 November 2015, after private discussions between the Principality of Hashima (through its Minister of Foreign Affairs, Giuseppe Ganz) and the Decracy of Vilthia (through its President of the Governatorate, Alessia Garazzini). The Principality of Hashima initially proposed the denomination of "Saint Alessia Economic Pact", in honor of Alessia Garazzini, the Vilthia's diplomatic which who the Principality of Hashima discussed through private emails about this Pact. However, Alessia Garazzini rejected the offers, being humble and introverted, and proposed the actual denomination, in honor of Saint Matthew (San Matteo, in Italian), Patron Saint of the Bankers and generally of the Economy. At today, it covers only a common customs union concerning the freedom of movement of goods and capitals; however it's planned, for the future, the implementation of a common customs union concerning the freedom of movement of peoples and their free travel, diplomatic and business VISA, between the two Micronations.

Currency

10 Shillings (Soldi) banknote

Vilthia accept Euro as de facto currency. However, the official currency is the Vilthian Shilling.
Into the national territory it is possible to change any national currency in Vilthian Shilling, which get credited on a smart card, usable only within the Vilthian territory. For citizens it is also available an online portal (IBN), which enables them to manage the system of alternative currency. For example, the volunteers who work for the community or the Gendarmerie, are rewarded with credits on these cards.

Internal security and military

The fence and an access-point

Internal security is very important in Vilthia. All boundaries are fenced or delimited by natural obstacles such as rivers or ravines. In some areas have been installed wireless cameras and infrared motion sensors. The security systems are connected with the center of the Gendarmerie in Piòn using the wireless network. It is also used a private security company that implements external patrols.

The Gendarmerie

See: Gendarmerie of Yunivers

Citroen C3 is the standard vehicle used by the Gendarmerie

The corp of Gendarmerie is responsible for security, public order, traffic control, criminal investigation, and other general police duties in Vilthia. The Vilthian Gendarmerie includes two special units, the Rapid Intervention Group and a canine unit (together with the Striated Guard).
While the protection of the Sovereign is primarily the Vicarial Guard's responsibility, the gendarmes ensure public order at the audiences, meetings and ceremonies at which he is present.
The Gendarmerie is composed of Vilthian volunteers and of members of the Vilthian "civil service", who receive a refund for their activities (the "Diaria"). Although there have been planned and realized several stations within the territory, it is currently manned exclusively the operations center in Pion.

Vicarial Guards

See: Vicarial Guards

Vicarial Guards at the Central Protectorate's "Torre Ceca", Vignetia

The Vicarial Guards are the honor guard of the Sovereign of the Decracy of Vilthia and of the Central Protectorate palace.
The Guard is responsible for the security of the Sovereign, dignitaries and all royal buildings, not of the Vilthian state. It is a military unit of the Central Protectorate, not of the Vilthian Decracy. It is composed, as all other corps, of volunteers.

Striated Guards

See: Striated Guards
The Striated Guard is a body of border police.
It is composed of volunteers and is involved in patrolling the borders and guard the entrances. It fully cooperates with the Gendarmerie.

Central Protectorate's permits office

Canine Unit

See: Yuniversan Canine Unit
The Canine Unit is a special unit belonging to the Gendarmerie and also to the Striated Guard. It is in fact composed of members of both bodies.

Access to the territory

The access to the territory of the Decracy of Vilthia is permitted only to the citizens.
Special temporary residence permit shall be issued to those who need access to the territory for study or work.
Visitors can request an access pass at the permissions office of the central protectorate. They must show, at the moment of the request, a valid passport and a criminal record of the country of residence. During periods classified as ' tourism period ', in some specific areas, is allowed to enter and remain for a maximum of 24 hours, with tourist visas. The access to the territory is permitted only at the Access-Points which are located along the perimeter of the fences. Access by vehicle is permitted only with additional special permits issued by the Central Protectorate.

Law

The laws of the state can be considered a fusion of christian and liberal principles. Much attention is given to the individual and his rights, but there is also a great severity. Although the crime rate is practically zero, respect for the law in Vilthia is strongly felt. The law is very severe in punishment, especially in cases of murder or situations which have breached a citizen in any way. Even illegal immigration and entry into the territory without authorization are punished harshly.

Capital punishment

Capital punishment has been present since the Middle Ages. However, there has been no executions since 1944. In the Middle Ages the death penalty was carried out for the following crimes: Murder, betrayal, offense to the Lord, witchcraft, heresy. The method of execution used until 1400 was the decapitation. He was replaced formally by hanging. Since 1918, the executions are carried out by firing squad. The current legislation provides death penalty for murder or attempted murder of the Sovereign. In addition, the Sovereign, which is responsible for the judicial power, may provide that the death penalty is applied for other criminal offenses (murder, etc..). The law currently provides that the death penalty is applied in the following way: the condemned person is asleep with a large dose of sleeping pills, so it is practiced a lethal injection, which consists of a heroin overdose: In fact, is injected a dose of 150 mg of heroin intravenously, which causes death in about 10 minutes.

Duels and Singolar Tenzone

The Code of Yuniversan Canon Law provides that an accused person, both in civil and criminal cases, has the right to require the trial for Singolar Tenzone (duel). The two parts can fight in person or ask for a champion.
In the case in which the prosecution is represented by the state, the champion will be or will be appointed by the Hand of the King. This practice has been suspended by Titianus II with the Royal Decree 10/2014. The decree, however, does not remove the rule from the code, but merely a stay of execution.

Smoking, Alcohol and Drugs

The consumption of alcohol is prohibited to all persons under 18 years. Transgressors can be punished with imprisonment even with a one-week detention and the prohibition of purchase of alcohol up to 21 years of age. Smoking is allowed only in private dwellings, and is prohibited the sale of cigarettes within the nation. The consumption and the sale of drugs are prohibited. Selling drugs is punishable by imprisonment up to 25 years. Consumption is punished differently: First offense (minor): 1 year, First offense (severe): 3 years, Second offense: 7 years, Third offense: 10 years. An exception is the Protectorate of St. Peter, where the consumption and sale of drugs are, de jure, legal. The crimes committed under the influence of alcohol or drugs (fatal road accidents, etc.) are punishable by life imprisonment.

Media

Television

The official television channel is the CTY

Newspapers

The official newspaper is the Gazzettino di Vilthia (Vilthia Gazette). The official blog is the Yuniversan Post.

Internet

Most of the territory is covered by wifi internet signal transmitted and maged by Unique, using an Antamedia Hot Spot software.

Constitution

The constitution of Vilthia (Magnus Statutum) is is stiff, long and granted. Born in 1300, written as a simple law of the feud. Is then expanded in 1790, by the secret brotherhood of St. Sebastian. Is then adapted in 2007 by the founder council of Vilthia. The procedure for amending the constitution is very long and complex, with an average duration of 1 year and a half.

Process to Change the Constitution

First, the council of the nobles vote to decide to amend the constitution or not. If the motion is approved, the procedure for amendment is officially started. In the first week, the council of nobles makes public the text of the amendments. From this moment, there is a week where people can send letters to the council specifying any dissent. After that, the council of nobles has 3 weeks to examine all the letters and assess the situation from different points of view. At this point, there is a new majority vote. If the motion is approved, begin the consultations. Consultations are 40, one a week for 10 months. At the end of each consultation meeting, a vote is made. To be considered approved, the consultation must be passed unanimously. In the first 20 consultations, they can discuss and make changes. At the end of 10 months, are counted consultations approved. To be approved, the constitutional amendment, the approved consultations must be 50% + 1. If it is, there are 2 month break, in which it is forbidden to discuss the issue. During this period, the first pastor of Vilthia, remains vigilant in case there are divine manifestations against the amendment of the constitution. If at the end of 2 months the pastor believes there are not divine manifestations, there are 6 months in which a majority vote is conducted monthly. If at least 4 of the votes are approved, the amendment to the Constitution enters into force.

Religions

The official religion is Waldensian Christianity. The freedom of worship is granted since 2013, but restrictions are placed by the Central Protectorate on religions classified as dangerous to public safety. In particular, the Muslim religion, is not allowed.

Churches

In Vilthia there are 3 churches: The church of the village of Samontan, the bigger one, the church of the village of Ronchis and the Church of Saint Sebastian in Vignetia. There is also a chapel in the Central Protectorate Palace.

The Samontan's church

Foreign Affairs

Vilthia is a member of the Saint Matthew Economic Pact, the Union Against Micronational War and of the PIT.

Mutual recognition

The current status of the relations with the Republic of Atlantis in uncertain, as Atlantis joined St.Charlie.
Officially, Vilthia still recognizes the treaty with Atlantis. In fact Vilthia withdraws from a treaty only due to infringements of the treaty itself or after request from the opposite side.

Allies

The current status of the relations with the Principality of Lomellina in uncertain, as it dissolved.
Officially, Vilthia still recognizes the treaty and thus recognizes the State of Lomellina. In fact Vilthia withdraws from a treaty only due to infringements of the treaty itself or after request from the opposite side.

Unrecognized nations

The Decracy of Vilthia officialy doesn't recognizes the following entities:

  • State of Palestine
  • Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
  • Northern Cyprus
  • Republic of Crimea
  • North Korea
  • Chinese Popular Republic
  • Every micronation which haven't signed a treaty with the Decracy of Vilthia

Embassies

Embassies in foreign countries:

  • Embassy to the Italian Republic, with Jurisdiction over the European continent (Rome - Viale Carmelo Bene)
  • Embassy to El Salvador, with jurisdiction over the American continent (San Salvador - Bulevar Universitario)

Consulates:

  • Consulate to Milan (Milan, Via Ascanio Sforza)

Embassies of foreign countries:
Currently there are no embassies in the State of the Decracy of Vilthia

Requirements for diplomatic relations

The requirements of the micronations that would establish diplomatic relations are:

  • Be territorial micronations, with a stable and credible government.
  • Do not be involved in wars from at least 2 years.
  • Have de facto control over the territory. (This criterion is not binding in the following cases: if the micronation is located in Antarctica, if the micronation is located in a territory with disputed status, if the micronation is not bigger than 20 km2)

Micronational classification

Matthew's Democracy System of classification

In Matthew's Democracy System of classification, Vilthia obtained a score of 3: Fair democracy, needs some improvement .

Dan's System of Classification

In Dan's System of Classification Vilthia can be placed between 4th and 5th world micronations.

Mile's Scale of Economic Potential

In Mile's Scale of Economic Potential Vilthia obtained a score of 3: This micronation has serious potential for a small economy.

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