Kingdom of Efransa

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Kingdom of Efransa
Rouiame od Elfransa (Efrasachin)
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Coat of Arms
Motto: Liberatatem, Justitia, Progressus
Liberty, Justice, Progress
Anthem: Le Mercha Elfrasachin
Great Seal
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General Location of Metropolitan Efransa within New York State
StatusSelf-proclaimed Micronation
Capital
and Largest City
Pasrid
Government seatLimone
Official languagesEnglish
Efrasachin
Co-OfficialFrench
Spanish
RecognizedGerman
Russian
Dutch
Ethnic groups99% American-born
1% Other
Religion(2020)50.7% Non-religous
29.3% Christian
15% Jewish
5% Other
DemonymEfrasachin, (an) Efrasachind
GovernmentUnitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
• King
Ethan
The Countess of Machy
LegislatureParliament
Senate
National Assembly
Establishment
• Foundation of Maradia
June 16, 2017
• Dissolution of Maradia
June 1, 2018
• First Constitution
April 4,2019
• Declaration of the Empire
July 27, 2019
• September Revolution
September 10, 2019
• Maradia Establishment
September 27, 2019
• Ludisirga Day
January 3, 2020
• Union Day
March 13, 2020
• Restoration Day
April 10, 2020
• Second Constitution
April 19, 2020
• Developmental Beginning
May 30, 2020
• Independence Day
June 20, 2020
Area
• Total
1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
• Water (%)
0.7% (Estimate)
• Land (%)
99.3% (Estimate)
Population
• 2019 estimate
30
• 2020 census
76
Gini (2019)0.0
low
CurrencyEfrasachin Fraseta (EFR)
Time zoneNorth American (UTC+2)
Date formatdd/mm/yy (CE) (public use-de facto)
yyyy/mm/dd (AD) (government use-de jure)
Drives on theright
Calling code+6 (proposed)
Patron saintSaint Olaf

Efransa (Efrasachin: Elfransa) officially the Kingdom of Efransa (Efrasachin: Rouiame od Elfransa) is a self-proclaimed micronation located in Upstate New York. Efransa’s Capital and Largest City is Parsrid, while the government is headquartered in Limone. Barceille, Zaryville, Phava, Hanue, and New Cork are other cities.

Efransa has been a monarchy for most of its history, starting in 2017 as the County Palatine of Maradia, followed by the first Kingdom of Efransa. The short-lived Imperial Period was succeeded by the shorter of two Republican periods, with Maradia-Fienomige existing inbetween. Modern Efransa was established on April 10, 2020.

Efransa is a Unitary Parliamentary Democracy under a Constitutional Monarchy with the Sovereign (currently King Ethan) as head of state. Executive Power is vested in the Government, organized into the Cabinet, which is chaired by the Prime Minister. Legislative Power is vested in the Parliament, which is composed of the Senate and the National Assembly. Finally, Judicial Power is vested in the King and the Judiciary. The Audencie Nacionale is the people’s forum and a national convention, it is allowed by the Second Amendment to create laws, policies, and execute powers of all branches of government, including of the Monarchy.

The Constitution was ratified on April 19th. The Royal Decree of Independence was signed on June 20th, just over two months after the Constitution. Both are celebrated as national holidays, and are included in the “Big Four” national holidays, along with Restoration Day and Efransa Day.

Efransa has, for most of its history had limited foreign relations. Maradia-Fienomige was the most active, and a member state of many organizations, including the Grand Unified Micronational (provisional). Efransa has relations with Desert District and the Empire of Rosemia.

Etymology

The name Efransa, derives from Spanish for Spain (Espana) and French for France (France). Many Efrasachin words are derived from culminations of French and Spanish.

The initial plan for Efransa was for its language, culture, and government to be culminations and heavily influenced of and by France and Spain. This was the case for the first incarnation of Efransa, with the modern state having many unique aspects.

The people of Efransa are officially the Efrasachin people or the Efrasachinds, while an individual person is known as an Efrasachind. This was also heavily influenced by Spanish and French demonyms.

History

Early Periods (2017-2019)

The County Palatine of Maradia was established on June 17, 2017, and is considered the direct predecessor state to Efransa. King Ethan reigned as the Count Palatine of Maradia from its establishment until its dissolution in June of 2018. Throughout its history, Maradia was not active intermicronationally, and underwent little development.

Three months the dissolution of Maradia, the Kingdom of Floeratia was founded by King Ethan, who became the King of Floeratia. Floeratia’s existence was short-lived, and it was soon renamed to the Kingdom of Efransa. This brought about a period of rapid development, from late November 2018 until late March of 2019.

Efransa’s development was slowed by a conflict of Prime Ministers. Throughout March and April, the Baron Caleon and the Viscount Chatham rotated in the premiership multiple times. The Viscount Chatham emerged as the victor, but he soon resigned in favor of the then-Justice Minister, the Countess of Machy.

Efrasachin State (Spring 2019)

Efransa was unofficially known as the Efrasachin State during the initial months of the Countess’s premiership. She began developing Efransa by taking almost all government power for herself. She governed ruthlessly and diminished the King’s power of the government.

During this period the King took on mostly ceremonial roles, such as Commander-in-Chief, designing various government logos and symbols, enforcing the will of the Prime Minister (then styled as President of the Government), and secretly attempting to restore democracy to Efransa.

Imperial Period (Summer 2019)

The governments operations slowed to a near halt in late June and early July. During this time, the King began developing a new, better Efransa. On July 7, 2019, King Ethan issued the Declaration of the Efrasachin Empire, establishing an empire in place of the Kingdom, with himself as Emperor of the Efrasachinds.

This brought a new period of development, a constitution was partially written, based off of the Constitution of South Africa. The government became federal. The Emperor also began creating a geofictional continent for Efransa, known as Iblusigonia.

The Efrasachin Empire soon became the Iblusigonian Empire. The Emperor was now Emperor of the Iblusigoniands. Iblusigonia was divided into multiple Nations, known as Kingdoms. Iblusigonia’s large government plan and an odd thorn in the Emperor’s side in the government led to a revolution that September.

Republican Period (September 2019)

After the Emperor’s failure to properly govern, a revolutionary movement, led by the Viscount Chatham, overthrew the Monarchy and established the Tribarcasian Republic. Emperor Ethan continued as Acting President, but was handily defeated by the Countess of Machy, and he was sworn in as Prime Minister.The Countess served as President for mere days before resigning in favor of Prime Minister Ethan. He named her as the de facto ruler, Supreme Leader. They both named the Viscount Chatham as the Vice President and Prime Minister, now of the Tribarcasian Federation.

The Prime Minister was soon fired after he leaked plans to invade Fencia to their leader, the now Assembly Speaker. The Viscount soon became an opponent of the Supreme Leader and President, as well as the newly appointed Prime Minister, the Baron Caleon. This led to another reorganization. It was also during this time that modern Catazur and Brisqau were acquired, and the Great Standoff occurred.

Grand Period (Late 2019)

Tribarcas was reorganized into the Kingdom of Maradia, later the United Kingdom of Maradia and Fienomige. The Countess initially refused to serve as Prime Minister, in favor of working as a bureau of foreign intelligence operative, but she soon resumed her position. It was in the last days of Maradia that the Great Standoff ended, and Grand Ouste was acquired.

Maradia was admitted as a member of the Grand Unified Micronational among other organizations, and was the most active period of development. However, Maradia’s governmental disputes, the King’s internal conflicts, coupled by Maradia’s rejection as a full member of the GUM brought an end to the period.

Transitional Period (Early 2020)

Maradia was succeeded by two underdeveloped nations, the Republic of Ludisirga first, and later the Union of Efransa. The Union was modeled after “culminations of the best aspects of the Roman Republic, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United States, and the European Union”, as stated by the King. Both underwent little development, and were soon succeeded by the modern Kingdom of Efransa.

Contemporary Times

Efransa returned to the being the Kingdom of Efransa on April 10, 2019, with the second Constitution being ratified and signed on April 19, 2020, just over a year after the ratification of the first constitution. The 2019-20 Coronavirus Pandemic has had a major impact on the development of the nation.

Beginning in the late hours of May 30, 2020, the day before the canceled second coronation, Efransa underwent rapid development, new designs for the coat of arms and great seal began to develop. The next day, the King began to reword various laws and the Constitution.

Maradia was established as a Collectivity of Efransa on June 16. The Province of Desusiya was also established, along with the Collectivity of Monarra.

Politics and Government

Efransa’s government takes place in the form of a Parliamentary Democracy. Legislative power is vested in the Parliament. Executive power is vested in the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The Judiciary is independent of both of these branches, except for some Parliamentary oversight. This all takes place under the Monarchy, which is bound by the Constitution to enforce and support the different branches, but may overrule them under certain circumstances.

Law and Order

Shield of the National Police

The Judiciary enforces the laws of Efransa. The General Courts serve at original civil and criminal jurisdiction, the Central Administrative Court holds original administrative jurisdiction. The Circuit Appellate Tribunal holds intermediate appellate powers, while the High Court of Justice serves as the court of final appeal. Special Courts include the Fiscal Court, the Juvenile Court, and the Surrogates Court.

The law is primarily enforced by the National Police, with court orders enforced by the Lord High Sheriff. The Royal Gendarmerie and the Civil Guard have little peacetime enforcement power, but have large duties during states of emergency.

The Constitutional Council is the “supreme interpreting authority” of the Constitution and Organic Laws, and in some cases the laws. It consists of members selected by the Cabinet, General Congress, and High Court. The King is Chairman and Guardian of the Constitution.

Foreign Relations

The Ministry of Foreign Relations is the government agency charged with oversight of the nation’s foreign affairs and policy. The Foreign Service is the government agency subordinate to the Foreign Ministry, charged with representing the nation abroad. The Ambassador General is the chief diplomat, (aside from the King). There are four Ambassadors: for the Americas, for Afro-Eurasia, for Oceania, and for International Organizations.

The Consular Division is a part of their Foreign Service which has multiple Consuls, subordinate to Ambassadors and representing Efransa in specific nations/organizations of importance. The King is the ceremonial Core Consul, as well as Marshal Ambassador.

Efransa has focused on domestic affairs for most of its history. The nation has made attempts to join the Grand Unified Micronational, which is one of the current cabinet’s goals. The nation also has various embassies in the Efransa Online server. The following states have established relations with Efransa through the Efransa Online server, and those following them are officially recognized.

Full Foreign Relations

Recognized Nations (little to no relations)

Administrative Divisions

Efransa consist of multiple non-contiguous parts, three Provinces, two Special Districts, and five Collectivities. The three Provinces are Efrasaduro, Pormalia, and Desusiya, divided into Prefectures, which are further divided into Municipalities. The Special District of Caisonia consists of the homes of Efrasachinds not within a Province or Collectivity or not part of another (micro)nation. Empranise is a special district containing various businesses. The Collectivities include: New Gloucestershire, Glenkill, Maradia, Monarra, and Avienne.

The Provinces are known as Metropolitan Efransa, while Empranise and the Collectivities are considered Outer Efransa. Caisonia is most often categorized as Metropolitan Efransa, but sometimes as both.

Military

Emblem of the Royal Efrasachin Army

The Royal Efrasachin Army (REA) is the military of Efransa. The King has the constitutional responsibilities of commander-in-chief of the Royal Army. The King’s command authority is exercised by himself, often with the High Command.

As commander-in-chief, the King is the leader of the High Command. The Commander of the Royal Army is the most senior serviceman in the Royal Army, and is appointed by the King with consent of the Senate. Other members of the High Command including: the Prime Minister, the Colonels of each Company, and the Commodore of the Air Wing.

The Royal Army is divided into three Companies. Each Company has a Colonel who is the officer of that company, a Chief Constable who oversees the Constables in that Company. There are also two Constables in each Company. The Companies also have ceremonial Colonels-in-Chief.

The Air Wing is overseen by the Commodore, and divided into three Flights, one with each Company. Each Flight is commanded by a Flight Captain, and has three paper airplanes, one of which is chosen to lead the Flight. The Air Commodore and the Flight Captains form the Air Council.

Geography and Climate

Efransa is located entirely in Upstate New York, specifically the New York Capital Region. The land surronding Efransa has numerous hills, large fields, and buildings.

Most of Efrasachin territory is grassy fields. Mahnen, the largest Prefecture, is entirely fields, with some structures. Quzin consists of a football field, while Phava is just various fields. Zaryville is entirely a field as well, while Maladeaux is partly fields, partly sand. These are considered the Ludisirgan Prefectures (named after the Republic of Ludisirga, a predecessor state to Efransa).

Catazur, Brisqau, and Dulan are the three paved Prefectures. Catazur is divided into Barceille and Vayencioa by the Great Wall of Efransa. The Peace Fence seperate Vayencioa from the United States. Brisqau is entirely surrounded by the Northeastern Wall. Dulan is surrounded by Ethan’s Wall. These paved Prefectures are known as the Bermion Prefectures

Parsrid, Limone, and Amerlin are mixtures. Parsrid and Limone have grass and sandy areas, Parsrid also has some gravel. Amerlin is almost entirely grass, but Hanue is surrounded by the Hanuen Ring, which separates it from Novel Rotterdam and Quzin. Parsrid and Limone partly bordered by His Majesty’s Prison Fencia and Demio Cerciluo respectively.

The Great River is the sole natural water body. Piscena Reale, however is the largest water body. The Hill of the Heavens is the highest point of Efrasachin soil, while the Mamotera Trujaros (lit. “Groundhog holes”) are the lowest points.

Efransa’s weather is usually sunny with some clouds here and there. The temperature is usually one either extreme (very cold or very hot). Weather is usually also quite strong when it hits, though for short periods of time. Efransa has little history of natural disasters, due to its northern location. The most recent disasters were some minor tornadoes in nearby Rotterdam, as well as remenants of the 2011 Hurricane Irene

Demographics

All Efrasachinds reside in the New York State Capital Region. Most were born and raised within the United States, and are American citizens. Efrasachinds can primarily trace their ethnic roots to Western Europe, including France, Ireland, Britain, Germany, among others. Eastern European, Asian, African, and Latin backgrounds also exist within the nation. Most Efrasachinds are around the age of thirteen. There is an about even split between males and females in Efransa.

Most Efrasachinds didn’t report a religion on the 2020 Census/are irreligious. Reported religions include, Catholicism (and other Christian), Judaism, Islam, etc. Efrasachin was also reported by some as the religion, but it is considered (by its leadership) to be a Christian religion.

Efransa has 40 human citizens, about half of which are honorary. Visitors to the Provinces count for 11, non-citizen Caisonic residents count for five, visitors to Empranise count for 1, Collectivity visitors for 2, and ants residing in Parsrid and throughout the nation count for fifteen. The King votes on behalf of visitors and the ants.

Economy

The Economy of Efransa strongly governmentally regulated, by the Board of Economic Directors, United Workers Board, and the Board of Business Supervisors. They are colloquially known as the “three Boards”. All but the UWB are part of the Finance and Economic Department.

The Board of Economic Directors regulates all fiscal and and economic policies and institutions. The UWB oversees workers rights and labour standards. The Board of Business Supervisors oversees all state owned, public, and private companies, and may dissolve, create, or nationalize companies.

Public Finance

The First Ministry oversees the Finance and Economic Department, which oversees His Majesty!s Treasury, the Reserve Bank, the Internal Revenue Agency, etc. All are responsible for public finance, including banking, the treasury, and taxation, the latter of which is not enforced. The Reserve Bank is also the sole national credit union and banking authority.

The first section of the 2020 Revenue act states that “No person may be compelled to pay a fee to the state, unless for the punishment of a crime”, meaning all taxation within the state is voluntary. Therefore, the revenue and budget of the state are very minimalist.

The Currency Office is responsible for the regulation of the Efrasachin Fraseta. The Reserve Bank’s Royal Mint oversees production of the Fraseta Notes, and Raitero coins. The Comptroller of the Currency regulates all aspects of the currency. The Assistant Superintendent of the Bank for Currency regulates its circulation.

Business and Industry

Efransa has very few public businesses, and one private businesses, although, both are legal. The largest non-state owned company is Siwwi Hamster Studies, co-owned by the King. The National Defense Corporation and the Royal Health Company are examples of state enterprises.

The Board of Business Supervisors regulates these businesses. Each type of business (state, public, and private) have a Supervisor, elected by the National Assembly Finance Committee, the people, and the other two Supervisors respectively. The Chairs of the Economic Board and the Workers Board are Co-Presidents of the BBS.

Trade

Exports

Efransa has multiple established corporations. Most however, do not export their product. Most of the resources are de facto imported from the United States

Imports

Efransa imports almost everything from American retail stores, as well as the global company Amazon.

Infrastructure

Utilities are de facto provided by American companies, while they are provided by the Royal Utilities Company de jure. There are few buildings in Efransa, excluding homes within Caisonia and some small structures in the Provinces. Certain American companies are de jure located within the Special District of Empranise.

Education

Education in Efransa is divided amongst three. The first tier is the Central Schools System, the second is the National College, and the third is the Royal University. The entire education system is regulated by the Regent and Commission of Education, which a part of the Supreme Chancellery

Efransa’s system is unique in that students enter the National College at thirteen or fourteen, and graduate with a Master’s degree at around eighteen.

Central Schools System

The Central Schools System handles primary and secondary education. Students in the CSS range in age from 5-13. The CSS is under the authority of the Principal and divided into the Primary and Secondary Schools. Each school has a Headmaster/Headmistress in charge of the school. The primary school is more focused on more general topics, while the secondary school is more specific.

National College

The National College awards Master’s degrees in various subjects, and is the first stage of higher education, akin to undergraduate education. Every person in Efransa is required to complete a Master’s degree. The College is governed by the Rector, Provost, and Board of Trustees. Each school (arts, humanities, and sciences) has a Dean. Certain Master’s degrees require licenses or doctorates to practice.

Royal University

The Royal University is the second stage of higher education, akin to graduate education in other countries. The two academies (License and Doctoral) award licenses in professional studies (ie. law, medicine, etc.) , and doctorates in professional and academic studies (ie. jurisprudence, biology, finance etc.). The Royal University is governed by its Chancellor, assisted by the Academy Presidents.

Culture and Media

The Culture of Efransa is a melting pot of many different cultures, predominantly American, British, French and Spanish culture The Efrasachin Culture is not simply a culmination of those cultures, it is but everything has uniquely (or semi-uniquely) Efransa aspects to it. Efrasachin Culture was constructed by the King and is considered to incorporate nature into Efrasachin life, represented by the Crown of Feathers, the national crown.

Efransa has two official languages, two co-official languages, and three recognized languages. English and Efrasachin are the primary official languages of the nation, while French and Spanish are co-official. German, Dutch, and Russian are recognized languages. Japanese, Italian, Norwegian, Irish, Welsh, and Czech are also non-officially recognized, but active languages within Efransa. The Efrasachin language is a culmination of French and Spanish, and is governed by the Royal Efrasachin Language Academy.

Efrasachin cuisine incorporates all of the primary flavor groups: sweet, salty, spicy, and sour. The most prominent among these are salty and spicy. The national dish is an Orange Creamsicle. Some of the favorite dishes in Efransa include: Steak, Tacos, Efransa-style Chicken, Meatloaf, and almost anything Chocolate. Seafood is also very widely eaten with Efransa, and is a national favorite.

Efransa also has many unique (and many common) holidays. Some of the most notable include Justice Day, celebrating the passage of the 2020 Crimes Act, Liberty Day, celebrating the Bill of Rights, Restoration Day, celebrates the re-establishment of Efransa, Sun Day, celebrating summer solstice, and World Day, celebrating Maradia’s admission as a GUM observer, among others.

The Royal Efrasachin Press Corps is the primary press organization. Freedom of the press is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. The State Telecommunications Company provides telecommunications and broadcasting services, while Siwwi Hamster Entertainment is a large media company, co-owned by the King.

The Church of Efransa is the national church, governed by the King as Patriarch of Efransa. The Church is not state-sponsored, except through the Monarchy. Freedom of religion is also guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

See Also