Province of Argadia

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Province of Argadia
Επαρχία της Αργαδίας

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Location
Hellenic Republic

Capital cityArgadoupoli
Official languageGreek
Official religion(s)Eastern Orthodoxy
DemonymArgadian

GovernmentConstitutional monarchy
Emperor of ImvrassiaAggelos I
Eponymous ArchonPansebaste Vasiliki

Formation23 June 2016 as Duchy, 15 May 2020 upgrade to Kingdom
Area Claimed1.151 m²
Population1
CurrencyEuro
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy

Argadia is a Province of the Empire of Imvrassia.

History

It is located in Hellenic Republic and it was founded by the then Prince of Imvrassia Aggelos I as an administrative division of Imvrassia, as a Duchy and consists of one house. On 23 June 2016 the Duchy of Argadia which was a Crown land, became an independent Duchy and the then King of Imvrassia, Aggelos, became the Duke of Argadia. On 1 July 2016, after weeks of negotiation it was decided that the Duchy of Argadia, would join the Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia. The status of the Duchy of Argadia was established to be equal to the other member states of the Empire, but strengthened the European side of the micronation, becoming the third state member of Karnia-Ruthenia established on the continent. On 8 May 2020, after the petition made to the Imperial Diet on late April, the right of secession was granted and Argadia became independent again.

Kingdom of Argadia

On 15 May 2020 Argadia proclaimed to the status of a Kingdom after a decision of the then its sovereign Duke Aggelos. The change of the monarchical title was the beginning of a new political direction as from the hitherto western-european (as part of Karnia-Ruthenia) it changed to a Hellenistic one. After the proclamation of the kingdom, the crown was offered to the Imvrassian Empress Aikaterini I and a personal union was formed with Imvrassia.

Union with Imvrassia

After a not so active period of the new kingdom, on 24 October 2020 Empress Aikaterini annexed Argadia as a Province into the Empire of Imvrassia. Argadia administratively joined into the Praetorian Prefecture of Elladia and on 21 August 2021 a new Theme was added to the area of the Province.

Politics

Political History

The history of Argadia as part of Imvrassia had nothing different from the rest of the state. It began to receive new influences after its accession to Karnia-Ruthenia, as a Duchy, and the political and cultural direction that this state had. After the independence from Karnia-Ruthenia, it began a program with Hellenistic orientation and the upgrade to the status of a Kingdom.

The Monarch

First Monarch of Argadia was the then sovereign Prince of Imvrassia, Aggelos, with the title of Duke. Aggelos was a sovereign Duke from 23 June 2016 until 1 July 2016, when Argadia joined to Karno-Ruthenian Empire, and again from 8 May 2020 until 15 May 2020. After the upgrade of Argadia to the status of a kingdom, it was desided for the Head of State to assume the title of Basileus.
The crown was given to the Imvrassian Empress Aikaterini I and so Her Majesty became the new Monarch with the official style of the Basilissa of the Argadians and Protector of the Realm. The royal title showed the monarch's connection with the citizens and that is the reason of the plural number, while the ancient Macedonian title of the Protector of the Realm, ie the state, was added and seems to be of a military nature, referring to the overall command of the Monarch over the armies of the Kingdom.

Government

The first Constitution of Argadia was published and entered into force on 15 May 2020 (lasted until the union with Imvrassia). According to the constitution, Argadia was organized as a constitutional monarchy, while reference is also made to its administrative organization with the constituent states.
The Council of State has the responsibility to exercise executive and legislative power jointly with the Monarch throughout the Realm.

The Government was composed by:

  • Epi ton Pragmaton

The Epi ton Pragmaton supervise, coordinate and conduct all of the executive as Head of the Council of State and generally managing the day-to-day running of the Realm.

  • Secretariat of State

It is responsible for publishing the decisions of the Council of State and to exercise supervision and administration over the Royal Guard.

  • Secretariat of Internal Affairs and Technology

It is responsible for the internal functioning of the Realm, the supervision of the constituent states and everything that has to do with the internet and technological matters.

  • Secretariat of Foreign Affairs

It is responsible for diplomatic relations of the Realm with other sovereign states and organizations.

  • Secretariat of Finance

It is responsible for the proper and useful economic course of the Realm to promote social development.

  • Secretariat of Culture

It is responsible for the design, advocacy, dissemination and protection of the principles and values ​​of Hellenic Culture within the Realm.

Ideology of State

The political and cultural tradition of Argadia was influenced by that of Imvrassia and also by that of Ruthenia. After independence, Argadia focused on micronationalists inspired by ancient Greek history and especially by the Hellenistic years. This resulted in the political organization and the use of various titles, by the Hellenistic tradition as it was formed especially in the state of the Seleucids. The Monarch has the title of Basileus and the feminine counterpart is Basilissa. The title of Basileus used by Alexander the Great and his Hellenistic successors in Macedon, Ptolemaic Egypt, the Seleucid Kingdom, the Kingdom of Pergamon and non-Greek but Greek-influenced states like the Kingdom of Pontus. Another title of seleucid influence is for the Head of Council of State, who has the title of Epi ton Pragmaton (ελληνικά: Επί των Πραγμάτων) and he is the closest advisor of the Monarch and manager of royal affairs.

Administrative division

The Kingdom of Argadia was formed in a state, derived from the free and lasting union of its constituent states.
The constituent states of the Kingdom of Argadia consist of :
a. The Royal Lands
b. The Alliance
The Royal Lands consists of the possessions of the members of the Royal House. This lands have the distinctive title of Archontia and their ruler receives the title of Archon.
The Alliance includes constituent states that recognize the Monarch of Argadia as Sovereign and consists of two categories:
- The Politeia is the constituent state of the Realm with a democratic system of government and is headed by a Politarch who is elected by the General Assembly of Citizens. The Politarch or other official of the local government could be the Chair of the General Assembly of Citizens.
- The Archontia is the constituent state of the Realm with a monarchical system of government and is headed by an Archon with a hereditary right of succession. The members of each Archon's House bear the title of Archon and Archontissa.


Name Size Ruler
Royal Lands
Archontia of Argadoupoli 80 square meters Prince Aggelos as Archon
The Alliance

See also