Democratic Kingdom of Genoa

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Democratic Kingdom of Genoa
Motto: Equality - Freedom - Progress
Anthem: Liberation March

National march: Ritual march (Also anthem of  Spain)

Largest cityProvidentia
Official languagesJapanese, Dutch, English, Korean
National Shinto, Dutch Reformed Church, Church of England, Roman Catholic
Demonym(s)Vietnamese, Japanese
GovernmentUnitary presidential federal republic
• President
Tomoyo Sakagami & Atsuko Okazaki
• Vice President
Tomoya Okazaki & Mahiru Shiina
• Secretary
Misae Sagara and Nagisa Furukawa
LegislatureNational Committee
National Council
Federal Council
• Provisional government Genoa
7 February 2007
• Re-establishment From Victoria Social Republic
2 September 2018
• Re-establish a new democratic government
February 8, 2023
• Total
210.560 km2 (81.298 sq mi) (84th)
• Estimate
15,980,000 people
• Density
2,098/km2 (5,433.8/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2021 estimate
• Total
$52,680 Trillion (1st)
• Per capita
$45,298 (3rd)
GDP (nominal)2021 estimate
• Total
$46,560 Trillion (1st)
• Per capita
$69,790 (8th)
Gini (2014)10.3
low · 9th
HDI (2017)0.968
very high · 13rd
CurrencyGenova pound

The Democratic Kingdom of Genoa is a fledgling, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory military service. The hard-working, democratic, devout population of 15 million Genoans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny government prioritizes solve problems about Welfare, Defense, and Education, are also considered important, while Environment and Industry aren't funded at all but consciously Infrastructure. The average income tax rate is 8.4%.

The Genoan economy, worth 273 billion Lira Genoas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Trout Farming, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 54,639 Lira Genoas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.9 times as much as the poorest.

Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. Genoa's national animal is the Reindeer, which can occasionally be in icy regions or in front of Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve


Beginning in the 11th and 12th centuries

In 1066 war broke out between Genoa and Pisa over control of Sardinia. By 1087, the Genoese and Pisa fleets, led by Hugh of Pisa and accompanied by an allied convoy from Pantaleone of Amalfi, Salerno and Gaeta, attacked the North African city of Mahdia, the capital of the house of Fatima.

This allowed the countries of Western Europe to open sea supplies to the Crusaders in 1096–1099. In 1092 Genoa and Pisa joined forces with King Alfonso VI of León and Castile to attack the Sultanate of Valencia (Taifa of Valencia); They also suffered defeat when they laid siege to Tortosa with the support of the army of the king of Aragon Sancho Ramírez. Genoa in the first century was considered an important trading city and its power began to increase.

The Genoese army under the command of the nobles de Insula and Avvocato departed in July 1097. The Genoese fleet was in charge of transporting and providing naval support to the Crusaders, primarily during the siege of Antioch in 1098, when the Genoese fleet blockaded the city while the army assisted in the siege. During the siege of Jerusalem in 1099, the Genoese crossbowmen under Guglielmo Embriaco acted as a support unit against the defenders.

To strengthen the alliance Baldwin gave Genoa the estate of Arsuf, a third of Caesarea, and a third of Acre and the income of the harbor. In addition, the Republic of Genoa would receive 300 bezants annually and a third of Baldwin's conquest for each time 50 or more Genoese soldiers joined his army. The Republic of Genoa acts as a maritime power in the region guaranteeing many favorable trade treaties for Genoese merchants.

After the conquest, the republic leased a third of the city to one of its citizens, Otto de Bonvillano, who swore allegiance to the republic and promised to defend the city with three hundred men. a time. This represents Genoa's early efforts to extend its influence in relation to granting private fiefdoms to the communes and controlling overseas territories indirectly, rather than through the republican government.

Developed in the 13th and 14th centuries

The commercial and cultural rivalry between Genoa and Venice continued throughout the 13th century. As a result, the Venetians actively supported the newly formed Latin Empire, which meant that their trading rights came into force, and they were allowed to gain control over much of the trade route in the eastern Mediterranean. The Republic of Genoa wanted to regain control of its commerce and allied itself with the Nicaean Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos, who also wanted to restore the Byzantine Empire by retaking Constantinople. On July 25, 1261, the Nicaean army under General Alexios Stratigopoulos captured Constantinople. The Chios and Lesbos Islands became the trading post of Genoa as well as of the city of Smyrna.

Genoa and Pisa soon became the only nations with the right to trade in the Black Sea. During the same century the Republic of Pisa conquered many settlements in Crimea, where the newly established Genoese colony of Caffa. The alliance with the Renaissance Byzantine Empire increased Genoa's wealth and power, and at the same time reduced Venetian and Pisa trade. The Byzantine Empire largely granted the Genoese freedom of trade. Genoa built 120 galleys, 60 of which belonged to the Republic and the rest were leased to private individuals. More than 15,000 mercenaries were recruited as rowers and soldiers. The Pisa fleets avoided combat and attempted to drain the Genoese fleet in 1283. Genoa captured 30 Pisa warships and sank seven. About 8,000 Pisa troops were killed in the battle, accounting for more than half of the Pisa army of about 14,000 men. The disastrous defeat of Pisa, which never fully recovered as a maritime competitor, led to control of the Corsica trade route falling to the Genoese.

Genoese merchants hurried south to Sicily and into Muslim North Africa, where they established trades, pursued gold and silver by traveling across the Sahara, and founded warehouses in the Atlantic Ocean in places as far away as Salé and Safi. In 1283, the people of the Kingdom of Sicily rebelled against Angevin rule. As a result, the Aragonian court established its dominion over the kingdom. Genoese bankers also benefited from loans to the fledgling Sicilian aristocracy.

Decline and re-establishment

It was the pivotal war with Venice that sparked the Chioggia War because this decisive battle resulted in Genoa's defeat at the hands of Venice. Before the Chioggia War which lasted from 1379 until 1381, the Genoese had inherited a powerful navy that was the source of their power and position in northern Italy. Genoa's defeat stripped them of their naval superiority, pushed Genoa out of the eastern Mediterranean market, and began its decline. The rise of the Ottoman Empire also disrupted Genoese trade in the Aegean Sea, and the Black Sea trade route gradually declined.

In the 1450s and 1460s, the Republic became a pawn in the struggle for power and influence in Italy between France and Aragon, the Governor of Genoa, wanting to rely on French influence, offered the communist state. peace with them in 1458, becoming the Duchy of Genoa under the control of a royal French governor, John of Anjou. However, with support from Milan, the Genoese revolted and the republic was re-established in 1461. Genoa was eventually occupied by the French or Milanese between 1499 and 1528, the Republic fell into the darkest period almost continuously occupied by the French. When the great admiral Andrea Doria of the powerful Doria clan allied with Emperor Charles V to overthrow the French and restore Genoa's independence, a new prospect opened up: the year 1528 marked the loan first from Genoese banks to Charles in return for his help in helping the republic escape from foreign domination.

The Golden Age of Genoa's Bankers

Fernand Braudel has called the period 1557-1627 the «age of the Genoese», «under a dominion so discreet and sophisticated that historians for a long time did not notice», despite the travelers. Contemporaries passing by the flaming facades of the Mannerist and Baroque palazzos and Genoa's Strada Nova or via Balbi cannot help but recognize that there was once conspicuous wealth, which was in reality not of Genoese but concentrated. into the hands of a closely linked group of bankers and financiers, known as veritable "speculative capitalists". Genoese trade, however, remained closely dependent on control of the Mediterranean sea lanes, and the loss of Chios to the Ottoman Empire in 1566 dealt a fatal blow to the Genoese.

The opening to Genoese banking conglomerates was due to the national bankruptcy of King Philip II in 1557, which threw German bankers into chaos and ended the reign of the Fuggers acting as financiers. main Spain. c and a reliable regular income. Genoese banker Ambrogio Spinola, Marquis of Balbases, for example, built and led an army to fight in the Eighty Years' War in Holland in the early seventeenth century. In 1684 the city was also bombarded by the French fleet as punishment for its alliance with Spain.

The plague killed half the population of Genoa in 1656–1657. In May 1625, the Franco-Savoya army invaded the Republic but was successfully driven out by the Spanish and Genoese forces. In May 1684, in order to punish Genoa for siding with Spain, the city suffered a fierce bombardment from the French navy, with more than 13,000 cannonballs shelling the entire city.

Genoa's Enlightenment and Later Centuries

Genoa continued to decline gradually into the eighteenth century. In 1742 the last Genoese colony in the Mediterranean, the island fortress of Tabarka, fell to Bey of Tunis. The Genoese supported the Bourbons of France and Spain to prevent their archenemy the Kingdom of Sardinia from annexing the Finale Ligure that would cut the republic in half. This decision led to a series of disasters such as the surrender of the Austrians on September 6, 1746 and the capture of the city. The Austrians were driven out only to return defeated in the siege of Genoa in 1747. At least Genoa still holds the Finale under the Peace of Versailles.

Become a vassal of France

In 1797 the Republic was occupied by the French revolutionary army of Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon overthrew the old ruling class that had ruled the city throughout its history and replaced it with a popular republic called Republic of Liguria, under the watchful vigilance of Napoleon's France. After the British captured the city from 17 to 22 April 1814, local leaders were encouraged by the British ambassador Lord William Bentinck to declare the restoration of the old Republic, but the British decided to at the Congress of Vienna that Genoa should be given to the Kingdom of Sardinia.

Re-established in 2007

After all this time was annexed by Italy, the Republic of Genoa was established and kept its inherent values, no country has yet recognized this young republic.

Government and Politics

Political institutions

Since declaring independence on February 7, 2007, the country has maintained a strong democratic tradition. Genoa held its first independent general election on 5 March 2007, in which 59.75% of voters supported the new constitution. There are intense debates regarding the constitution, especially the role of the president. A referendum was held on May 23, 2007 to gauge public opinion on the matter, and 45% of voters supported the restoration of the Presidency. an agreed semi-presidential system, although legally Genoa is a democratic kingdom not a republic


The head of state is the President. The President is elected by popular vote for a seven-year term (not exceeding two consecutive terms). The President decides on the basic issues of foreign policy and, together with the Government, implements foreign policy. Regarding domestic affairs, the President performs the function of Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces and heads the State Defense Council; has the power to introduce legislative initiatives in the National Assembly and also has the power to veto laws passed by the National Assembly. The President nominates the Prime Minister to form the Government with the consent of the National Assembly and approves the composition of the Government. The President may dissolve the National Assembly as provided for by the Constitution.


It is the highest executive authority. The Government consists of the Prime Minister and Ministers and is nominated, appointed and dismissed by the President with the approval of the National Assembly. The government governs the affairs of the country, protects the inviolability of the territory, and ensures national security and public order; implement laws and resolutions of the National Assembly, as well as decrees of the President; manage the activities of other ministries and government agencies; prepare the draft State budget and submit it to the National Assembly; implement the state budget and report on the implementation of the budget to the National Assembly; draft legislation and submit it to the National Assembly for consideration; establish diplomatic relations and maintain relations with foreign and international organizations; and perform other duties as prescribed by the Constitution and the law. The government consists of an upper house and a lower house.

Vice President

Nominated by the President, form the Government (with the consent of the National Assembly) and approve the composition of the Government. The incumbent Prime Minister is Mr. Tomoya Okazaki, an independent politician nominated by the Green Peasants and the Genoanese Social-Democratic Party, who took office on December 13, 2022.


Genoa has a climate suitable for agriculture but does not have major mineral reserves. As a result, the country's economy is highly dependent on agriculture, with fruit, vegetable, wine, and pizza products. The economic policy of the Democratic Kingdom of Genoa is directed towards a free trade system. In this context, the government has drawn up a legal framework to ensure the enforcement of European standards of competitiveness.

As of 2017, the service sector contributes about 71% to total GDP, industry 31%, and agriculture 1%. The unemployment rate announced by the government was 1% in January 2020, the fourth lowest worldwide only after Monaco.


Genoa is located in the vast East European plain. The topography of this country was formed when the Ice Age ended about 22,000 to 25,000 years ago. The country has a mixed topography of lowlands and highlands. To the west of the country is the Vencine Plateau and to the southeast is the Goha Plateau. Between these two highlands lies a lowland in the center of the country. Lithuania has a very dense network of rivers and lakes with 2,883 lakes over 10,000 m² wide and 758 rivers over 10 km long. The longest rivers in Genoa are the Fatima River originating from Mondstadt (917 km long), the Nova River (510 km), the Sandegrna (346 km), the Sandinia (298 km). However, only about 600 km of riverways are suitable for boats to travel. The Farkland cape formed off the coast of the Sea of Venice is a long stretch of sand connecting Genoa with Mondstadt, separating the Sandinia lagoon from the Vencine Sea.


Genoa's climate is intermediate between temperate oceanic and continental temperate. The weather in Lithuania is relatively pleasant and mild. In the capital Vilnius in eastern Lithuania, the temperature is 2.1 °C in January and 18.1 °C in July. However, oak and ash trees are less common.


The culture of Genoa is inherited from the culture of the past and of Japan and Vietnam today

Although Japan has abandoned the Lunar New Year, in Genoa, the Lunar New Year is considered the most important holiday in Japanese culture in the past.

In addition, in Genoa, the cherry blossom tree is preserved, and Japan's origami, Aerogami and Kirigami culture is also focused on preserving.