Dominion of British North America

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This article refers to the 2021 micronation for other uses see British North America (disambiguation).
Dominion of British North America
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Coat of arms of Dominion of British North America
Coat of arms
Motto: 
Latin: "Triumphum Libertatis"
English: "Freedom Triumphs"
Anthem: Land of Hope and Glory

StatusSelf-declared Crown Dominion of the United Kingdom
CapitalN/A
Largest cityShawsburg
Official languagesEnglish
ReligionChristianity
DemonymBritish North American
North American
British American
GovernmentParliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Queen
Queen Elizabeth II
• Governor General
Connor Shaw
• Prime Minister
Mattias Forsberg
LegislatureHouse of Commons
Independence
• Independence from Canada
18 February 2021
• Independence from United States of America
21 July 2021
Population
• Estimate
49
CurrencyCanadian Dollar, United States Dollar
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Drives on theright
IMSO 1 codeBNA

The Dominion of British North America also British North America and to a lesser extent British America, is a self-declared Crown Dominion of the United Kingdom, and an aspiring entry to the Commonwealth of Nations. The Dominion of British North America is unrecognized by any nation and self-reliant on materials for continued existence. The Dominion of British North America declared independence in 2021. The Dominion has territories across the Continent of North America and in every major region.

Etymology

The usage of the term "British North America" dates back to 1783 as a term to refer to all of the English and British Colonies in North America during the Age of Imperialism. The Dominion of British North America adopted the name after a referendum done by the Government of West Canada during the period of transfer between the Dominion of West Canada and the Dominion of British North America. The name of British North America harkens back to the period of Colonialism and the rule of the English Monarchy over the American Continent. The Continents of North and South America derive their name from the Spanish explorer Amerigo Vespucci.

History

Pre-History

Map of the 13 Colonies of British North America

The Colonies of British North America started initially with the English Colonization of Newfoundland in the 16th Century. British North America remained prevalent in America with holdings all across the East Coast and in the Caribbean. After the American Revolutionary War British North America was severely diminished, limited to mostly the territories of Canada, of which the term British North America began to exclusively apply, such as with the British North America Act. British North America as a whole began to fall out of favour in 1907 after the 1907 Colonial Conference.

West Canada

The Dominion of West Canada, was founded on the 12th of February 2021 and is the predecessor state to the Dominion of British North America. The Dominion of West Canada was built upon an opposition of Western Alienation, and Canadian Republicanism. West Canada claimed to represent Western Canada, however as time went on it began to become less Western Canadian as the once majority population of Western Canada began to become outnumbered by Europeans and Americans. The Dominion of West Canada was involved with a territorial dispute with the Dominion of Vancouver Island over the West Canadian claims of Vancouver Island instability and ideology flipping. West Canada was a founding member of the Commonwealth of British Dominions and assisted the creation and spread of other Dominion micronations.

Founding

On July 4th 2021 the Government of West Canada released a Survey to gauge the feelings of the people on their connection to West Canada. The Survey produced results that leaned more towards a greater North American nation that included the American majority more broadly. On July 9th and 10th two referendums were sent out by the Government asking for submissions for flags and names for the then hypothetical North American Dominion. The name that won the referendum vote was British North America, however British America and Commonwealth of Columbia were close contenders. Following the large turnout of people for the surveys and referendums the Prime Minister of West Canada, Mattias Forsberg, motioned to Parliament a bill containing the new Constitution of the Dominion of British North America. The first and second reading of the bill went through and the Parliament decided to not defer to a committee and instead proceed with the current Constitution into the third reading. Upon reaching the third reading of the Constitution on the 20th of July the leader of the National Union of Syndicalists, Gabriel Sebastian took the floor to criticise the bill, claiming it was unfit for proper governance. Gabriel Sebastian motioned that the Constitution should be deferred to a Constitutional Committee made up of Parliamentarians, the Clerk then objected and stated that due to the fact that the bill was in third reading this was impossible. Due to the length of the debate stage during the third reading, an extended vote was called and on the 21st of July the House majority required to pass the bill was reached and the Constitution was put into effect.

Culture

The culture of the Dominion of British North America is a compounded mixture between the British, American, and Canadian Cultures. British North America's culture is heavily entrenched in Loyalism and the return to the British Monarchy. Due to the widespread nature of the territory of British North America, many different cultures and groups exist within the Dominion, this is shown on the Coat of Arms in which symbols for England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, and France. County Patriotism is a common trait of the Dominion primarily due to the large distances between other Counties and States, British North Americans often have a strong connection to their County of residence.

Sports

Ticket for a match "In Welsh and American style" at Cardiff Arms Park

A wide variety of different sports are popular in the Dominion of British North America, Hockey, American Football, and Baseball are all sports that are significant in the Dominion, with Hockey and American Football being important cultural hallmarks of Canada and the United States, the two nations that British North America is surrounded by. Baseball has strong roots in North America, originating in England and Wales in the 18th Century, the game of Baseball was an important sport in Post-Colonial America, allowing the American identity to become more defined and spread following their Revolution. American Baseball teams toured Britain in the 19th Century, which cemented the American edition of Baseball and had a great effect on British Sports, this back and forth of the British and American cultures is a considerable portion of British American culture.

Loyalism in the United States

Main article: Monarchism in British America

Loyalty to the British Crown in the United States has been a very unpopular position in American politics ever since the end of Colonial rule in 1776. Despite this fact there has been a long-standing small group of Americans who believe in Monarchism and the rule of Britain, which is culminated as the Dominion of British North America. The United Empire Loyalists were the name designated to those Americans who remained Loyal to the British Crown who inhabited the Thirteen Colonies. These Loyalists mostly migrated to Canada following the revolution and were given honours for their Loyalism. Notably there was a plan by the First Continental Congress to keep union with the United Kingdom, which was championed by Joseph Galloway a prominent Loyalist, the plan fell through and was never implemented. Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States, believed in elective Monarchy, and thought that the position of President would lead to strife and Political division within the nation which would ultimately lead to the downfall of the United States. Alexander Hamilton motioned that the hypothetical Monarch of the United States should serve for life and on 'good behaviour', however this position was shot down by the rest of the founding fathers and never gained traction, this also led to accusations of him being a Royalist sympathiser.

Government and Politics

The Parliament of British North America is the official legislative body of British North America. The Parliament is Unicameral and the House is styled the House of Commons. The Parliament currently contains twenty-six seats, with MPs being elected on a State basis with a certain amount of Members of Parliament being designated for each State. The Governor-General serves until resignation or removal by Parliament, their successor is appointed by the Queen (Though due to the Micronational status of the Dominion, they're appointed by the acting Governor-General).

Crown

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the current Head of State of the Dominion of British North America, she exercises executive authority over the Dominion, and is represented within the nation by the Governor-General. The Governor-General enacts all the duties and pleasures of the Queen. The Governor-General is only able to be removed by the Queen or by Parliament five years after appointment by the Crown or previous Viceroy.

Parliament

The Parliament is the House of Commons of British North America, it consists of eighteen Seats which are seated by Members of Parliament, of whom are elected in Parliamentary elections every year. Whomever holds the most amount of Seats in the House of Commons is declared the ruling party by the Governor-General, and the leader therein the Prime Minister of the Dominion. Members of Parliament are elected by the People of their State to go to Parliament and be representatives of the people of the Dominion.

Active Political Parties

Main Article: List of political parties in British North America

The following is a list of active political parties that hold seats in the in House of Commons:

Political Party Political Position Ideology Seats
Conservative Party Centre-Right Fiscal Conservatism

Social Conservatism

7 / 18
Workers' Party Left-Wing Socialism

Unionism

4 / 18
LibPty.png Liberal Party Centre-Left Social Liberalism

Environmentalism

1 / 18
NDLBlok.png Nederlands Blok Big-tent Dutch Interests

Dutch Bilingualism

1 / 18