Duchy of Nemkhavia

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National Flag (Symbols)
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The Duchy is located on the island of Ireland.
National Anthem:
Nemkhavs, onwards!
Motto:
Democracy, Brotherhood, Peace
Capital Astor Impora

Official languages English, Nemkhav, Irish

Denomyn Nemkhav

Government Duchy
Duke Marka Mejakhansk
Prime Minister None

Legislature
-Type de jure Bicameral
de facto Unicameral
Seats 1

Established
– Foundation of the nation 31 July 2009
– Re-establishment as Duchy 11 June 2021

Area claimed pending survey

Population pending survey

Currency 1 Mark (ℳ) = 50 Pent (ϱ)

Time zone GMT

Country code nkh, nk

Internet TLD .nkh (main)

Drives on the Varies

Date formats Gregorian calendar, dd/mm/yyyyy

Nemkhavia [IPA: /nɛmˈkʰaviˌjɐ/ or /nɛmˈxaviˌjɐ/] (Irish: "Nemcabh", Nemkhav: "Nemkhavija"), officially the Duchy of Nemkhavia, is is a micronation based in Ireland. Founded on the 11th of June 2021, the Duchy is the inheritor of a legacy dating back to the original incarnation of Nemkhavia, the Imperial Republic, founded in 2009.

Etymology

Nemkhavia is the anglicised form of Nemkhav Nemkhavija, or Nemcavhija. The name originates in the Nemkhav mythology of Nemed, who is regarded as the pre-historic hero who brought the Nemkhav people from the deepest Caucasus to the shores of the island of Ireland.

As a demonym, the generally accepted term is Nemkhav. This applies both to the adjective (as in "This is typical of Nemkhav cuisine") as well as the noun ("He is a Nemkhav"). The term Nemkhavian is also accepted for the adjective only ("This is typical of Nemkhavian cuisine"), however, it is incorrect to be used as a noun.

History

"Markhavia"

Concepts loosely similar to that of a micronation came to the nation's founder and current Duke, Marka Mejakhansk, as early as May 2009, when he simulated a nation for a short while in order to give reactions to world events. All documents from this era have been lost, except for a few remnants that may appear in past revisions of Nemkhav-related articles on the old MicroWiki. This concept may not have constituted a micronation and may be regarded as slightly non-serious or off-beat, but this is what inspired Mejakhansk to dabble into micronationalism, which he learned of a few months later.

Imperial Republic of Nemkhavia

The Imperial Republic of Nemkhavia was the first, short-lived incarnation of the Nemkhav nation, founded on July 31st 2009. Being named Nemarkia for an extremely short period of time, it was soon renamed Nemkhavia in order to better represent Nemkhav mythology. This nation was the first state to officially represent the Nemkhav people. The Republic was governed officially by an Empress, with Marka Mejakhansk serving as its Premier. Many important institutions were founded during this period which would go on to form the basis of Nemkhav society.

First Nemkhav Federation

On 28 August 2009, the Imperial Republic of Nemkhavia transitioned into the first Nemkhav Federation in its first attempt at democratic government. Mejakhansk remained as Premier, with the role of Empress being replaced by the President. As with the previous role however, this position was purely ceremonial and the President had no input into the day to day affairs of the Federation.

Fantasy Epoch

Around this time, Nemkhavia transitioned into a fantasy nation, in order to better simulate the democratic process despite the population being comparatively low in real life. This period of Nemkhav history is regarded with mixed feelings today and is looked back upon sometimes regretfully, sometimes nostalgically.

The Mejakhansk Revelations

In mid-2010, an event occurred that shook Nemkhavia and its very existence. The fact that all Nemkhav states succeeding the Imperial Republic had been so-called Fantasy nations was revealed. This revelation was devastating to the credibility of Nemkhavia and its leader, and its immediate and long term future came into doubt as many struggled to understand the reasoning behind the move.

Mejakhansk admitted his deception and stated that he would "bear the costs" for it. As this was in the time of the Lethler Dossier scandal, the community was scarcely in the mood for another deception.

Protectorate of Nemkhavia in A1

The now-weak Nemkhavia was spared from an early demise by the leadership of the Most Glorious People's Republic of A1, who accepted Nemkhavia as a Protectorate, as Marka Mejakhansk took on the role of General Officer Commanding A1 Defence Force. It existed for a short time as part of A1, taking an active part in the affairs of the micronation until, after a matter of weeks, Nemkhavia was to be independent again.

Empire of Nemkhavia

The next independent form of Nemkhavia was the Empire. Having decided on independence, the long-time Nemkhav leader adopted the style Patrick Marka II and led the short-lived Empire as it struggled to regain the respect of the other members of the community. The Emperor used this time in independence to repair Nemkhavia's relations as best he could, and the Empire took an active role in the affairs of the community, voicing its opinions again as it once had, but this time doing so completely free of any uncertainty as to its make-up.

Egtavian Overseas Territory of Nemkhavia

In January 2011, Mejakhansk made the decision to merge Nemkhavia into the Republic of Egtavia, with he himself taking up a newly created position in the Egtavian Government after the January Revolution of 2011. Nemkhavia was given overseas territory status. It took up a quiet but effective role in local politics.

Second Nemkhav Federation

See November 2011 Nemkhav Presidential Elections

In June 2011, after just over five months in Egtavia, Marka Mejakhansk and Nemkhavia decide to part from Egtavia and return to independent status. After much consideration, it was decided that the Nemkhav Federation of 2009 would be brought back to life. In a ceremony that took place in Nemkhavia's Novomir Province in Germany, Mejakhansk signed the documents which brought legal force to the new Federation and acknowledged it as the legal heir to the blue-flag legacy.

The first major boost to the new-found Federation came in June 2011, with the admission of the Republic of Koss into the Federation. Its leader, Lucas Campos, immediately rose to prominence as one of the President's chief advisors. Another prominent citizen of Koss, Isabela Mello, was appointed as the Federation's first Prime Minister.

On 16 July 2011, the Nemkhav Federation Government made a bold decision in admitting the Kingdom of Pristinia into the Federation, led by controversial micronationalist Sebastian Linden. After a campaign by President Mejakhansk and King Sebastian, the latter was unbanned from MicroWiki and allowed to properly carry out his duty as Nemkhav Minister for Technology.

On 22 July 2011, Vian joined Nemkhavia as the Kingdom of Vian, one of the precursor Governments to the modern Nation-State of Vian. Its monarch, Samuel I, was appointed to the position of Minister of Infrastructure and Representative to the House of Territories, and immediately began to work on projects such as zoning and building regulation.

On 26 July 2011, the Kingdom of West Germania was accepted into the Federation. It was easily recognizable that Penda the Ironhand would become the Federation's Minister for Culture.

On 17 September 2011 the Republic of Berin was admitted into the Federation, nearly doubling the national population. A few days later in the month, however, a rebellious movement had started within the citizens of Berin, but the matter was resolved quickly with 10m of land being ceded to the Montblanci rebels.

In September 2011, J.J. Hakimoto, interim Supreme Potenate of Yurtyzstan, inquired with Samuel I on the possibility of Yurtyzstan joining the Federation. It went to the Nemkhav government but was never pursued. Later in the month they officially applied and were accepted on 25 September 2011.

During mid-October 2011 Alex Ulbricht, President of the Union of South London Soviet Socialist Republics, decided to have the USLSSR join either the Nemkhav Federation or the Zealandian Commonwealth. Later, in October it was decided that the USLSSR would join Nemkhavia, and they applied. On November 1 the motion carried and they were accepted. Later it became known as the Lewisham Democratic Republic. Around the same time as the USLSSR, the Republic of Norovia applied as well. They were accepted just a day after the USLSSR. Later in November, a flurry of controversy, condemnations, and insults proceeded the departure of the Republic of Berin, later to be called Faryar, from the Federation.

On 21 November 2011 the November 2011 Nemkhav Presidential Elections concluded with Samuel Azehtyla winning the elections by 1 Electoral Vote. This is the first time Marka Mejakhansk has not led the Federation since its inception in 2009.

On 17 December 2011, the Kingdom of Pristinia succeed from the Federation, as a result of a major internal dispute between the King Sebastian I and the rest of congressmen.[1]

On 15 January 2012, the Grand Duchy of Koss also declared independence due to the desire of the population to create an independent Grand Duchy. Three days later, the Nation-State of Vian and the Kingdom of West Germania declared independence to form the Saxon Empire.

In November 2012, the Federation returned to its original size with the departure of Lewisham and Eragia. Marka Mejakhansk, who had been taking a back-seat role in the Federation's politics for some time, re-assumed the Presidency as the last citizen.

Nemkhavia in St. Charlie

The next home of Nemkhavia was to be the Federal Republic of St.Charlie, with the accession of the nation to the Federal Republic towards the end of 2013. This time in St.Charlie was to be marked by the participation of the Nemkhav leader in St.Charlian politics, culminating in his time at the helm of the National Party of St.Charlie as it went into the 2014 elections. In the months after, Nemkhavia once again declared independence, parting ways with the Federal Republic on positive terms.

Third Nemkhav Federation

The Nemkhav Federation lay idle after independence from St.Charlie, save for an abortive attempt at federal restoration in 2014. Life would not truly return to the micronation until February 2016, when Marka Mejakhansk announced the revival of the nation as the "Third Nemkhav Federation". He assumed the Presidency of the new Federation and set about drafting a new constitution.

In 2020, President Mejakhansk began a campaign to increase the standing of the Federation in the community, moving it from being a relic of history to an integral part of modern diplomatic affairs. One of the major moves made towards this goal was an application to join the Cupertino Alliance, one of the preeminent modern intermicronational organisations alongside the Grand Unified Micronational. The application was accepted and the Nemkhav Federation was granted observer status in on 22nd November 2020.

On the 28th of November, Nemkhavia became a signatory of the Augusta Accord, a treaty written with the goals of decreasing transphobia in the micronational community and protecting transgender and nonbinary members.

In early December 2020, the Federation was raised to full membership of the Cupertino Alliance.

Dissolution of the Federation

At 11pm on the 7th of March 2021, President Mejakhansk officially dissolved the Nemkhav Federation. The demands on the President’s time as the sole member of government had become unsustainable, given the myriad of necessary commitments. A provisional government was immediately formed to secure the future of Nemkhavia has a nation, likely through accession to another nation.

Duchy of Nemkhavia

On the 11th of June 2021, Nemkhavia was re-founded as a sovereign duchy by Marka Mejakhansk who assumed the title of Duke of Nemkhavia. While the intention had been to integrate Nemkhavia into another, larger nation, the now-Duke felt there was still potential for Nemkhavia as an independent state, albeit one better adapted to modern times.

Government

The Duchy is an absolute monarchy, with the Duke of Nemkhavia holding supreme executive and legislative authority.