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Empire of Angyalistan
| Empire of Angyalistan |
Empire d’Angyalistan fr
Angyalistani Est Imperare Orbi Universo (Latin)
Hymne national de l’Empire d’Angyalistan
|Demonym||Angyalistanais(e) / Angyalistanese|
|Government||Performative quantum pantopia in the shape of a poetic and absolute monarchy|
|- Emperor||H.I.M. Olivier|
|Established||January, 31 1999|
|Area claimed||+∞ km²|
|Population||28 (as of 2017 census)|
|Currency||Angyalistanese Bancor (ßa∞), 100 angyalistanese cents (¢a∞)|
The Empire of Angyalistan (French: Empire d’Angyalistan) is a micronation founded on January 31, 1999, and whose sovereignty was proclaimed on October 7, 2000. It extends its territory along the horizon and is therefore a quantum nation: at every moment, each point on Earth is at the same time part of an infinity of horizon lines and not part of another infinity of horizon lines; the territory of the Empire is and is not at the same time, and Angyalistan has on it a quantum sovereignty, called “co-sovereignty”. The Empire of Angyalistan considers itself as a performative pantopia: this means that the mere fact of stating the principles of the Basic Law of the Empire is sufficient to achieve them.
The Empire of Angyalistan claims too since October 2012 garbage patches in international waters (North and South Pacific, North and South Atlantic, Indian Ocean), with the aim of making disappear this physical territory. For practical reasons, the people of Angyalistan live in exile and the empire is administered from its permanent territorialized embassy to the European Union, located in France near Paris.
The origins of the Empire's name lay in the hungarian word angyal, which means angel, after a poetic work by His Imperial Highness Olivier entitled "Odes and legends of the country of angels". The reference to angels echoes the specificity of the primary territory of the Empire, on the horizon: poetry and the art of dreaming are necessary mediators of the scientific truth of its geography, and angels do perfectly symbolize this requirement.
The beginnings of the Empire date back to April 8, 1995, with the first oath of Their Imperial Highnesses called Oath of the sovereigns. The exact date of the foundation of the Empire is unfortunately not known with certainty, but the official historians of the Empire, on the recommendations of H.I.M. Olivier, agreed on January 31, 1999. It is certain that the Angyalistan emerged in the late twentieth century and the writings of H.I.M. mentioned principles similar to those of the fundamental law of the Empire at this time.
The union of Their Imperial Highnesses was solemnized on October 7, 2000, and during this ceremony an angyalistanese flag was publicly exhibited for the first time ; the sovereignty of Angyalistan was then proclaimed in the form of an empire. On that same day, was for the first time claimed the horizon as the territory of the Empire. The original written claim has been lost, but a facsimile has been released in 2009.
At the end of 2000, the Empire of Angyalistan entered a period of half-sleep for a decade, but that did not infringe its immanence and its sustainability.
Although consubstantial with the Empire, the Basic Law of the Empire had remained unwritten until 2010. Its formatting paved the way for a better notoriety of the imperial authorities. The Basic Law has been definitely published in an annotated version in spring 2012.
In october 2012, the Empire decided to claim as its territory the five main garbage patches (North Pacific, known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - GPGP - ; and North Atlantic, Indian Ocean, South Pacific, and South Atlantic). This revendication gives a physical territorial basis to the Empire of Angyalistan, which is important as far as the criteria of the 1933 convention of Montevideo are concerned. Besides, claiming the GPs makes, once again, the Empire of Angyalistan unique : it is the only state in the world whose aim is to make disappear its physical territory. During the Summer 2014, the Empire of Angyalistan launched the #ShareYourHorizons challenge on Facebook social network to collect pictures of the horizon and give money to the OceanCleanUp fundation depending on the number of horizons collected. Thanks to the pictures shared by the citizens and residents of the Empire and by the authorities of several friendly nations, it has given support in cleaning up 70 kg of plastic. The pictures of the horizon collected have been released on the landscapes gallery of the official website of the Empire.
Government and politics
The Empire of Angyalistan is an absolute monarchy, considering itself as a performative pantopia: this means that the mere fact of stating the principles of the Basic Law of the Empire is sufficient to achieve them. Any reader of the Basic Law itself contributes to its materiality.
Only one minister has been appointed by HIM Olivier: HE Frédéric, margrave of Plainpalais, is in charge of linear functions and compressed air.
Among the main institutions of the Empire:
- the Administration of the Exchequer has the missions to coin money and issue stamps: stamps in angyalistanese cents (1, 2, 4, 7, 12, 17 and 41 ¢a∞) and in angyalistanese bancors (1, 2, 4, and 4,21 ßa∞) have been released in 2012. New series of stamps in angyalistanese cents (14, 21, 24, 27, 42, 47, 71, 77, 87 and 97 ¢a∞) and in angyalistanese bancors (³√([9+√69]/18)+³√([9-√69]/18), √2, (1+√5)/2, 1+√2, ∑1/n! from n=0 to +∞, π, and again 4,21 ßa∞) have been released in 2016.
- the Office of the White Room publishes the Official Gazette and is in charge of the archives and of the collections of the National Museum.
- the imperial High Committee for Naturalization examines issues related to the acquisition of citizenship and edits passports and ID cards.
- the imperial Commission for Agrobiology harvests natural products of Angyalistan and of the gardens of its embassies.
- the Bureau of exports, comices & related activities sells domestic productions.
- the UniCORN (Unité imperiale de Coordination des Opérations en matière de Réputation et de Notoriété) is in charge of communication, publications, media relations, advertising, public relations, organization of events - all that can contribute to the fame and popularity of the Empire. The national newspaper is named La Licorne affranchie.
The Empire of Angyalistan recognizes unilaterally the 193 UN member states and their associate states, the 2 observers states (Palestine and Vatican), Kosovo, Abkhazia, West Papua, Somaliland and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. The Empire of Angyalistan considers to be in co-sovereignty over the horizons claimed by those states, except with North Korea, since the Democratic People's Republic of Korea announced in 2012 December the discovery of an ancient lair of unicorns in Pyongyang, while unicorns of course only live on the horizon.
The Empire of Angyalistan recognizes, on the basis of multiple specific criteria several micronations, among which for example : Principality of Aigues-Mortes, Free Republic of Alcatraz, Empire of Atlantium, Empire of Austenasia, Kingdom of Calsahara, Grand Duchy of Flandrensis, Hutt River Province Principality, Juclandia, Ladonia, Republic of Molossia, Neue Slowenische Kunst, Kingdom of Ruritania, Republic of Saugeais, Principality of Sealand, Principality of Seborga, Republic of Uzupis, Grand Duchy of Westarctica…
The Empire of Angyalistan has a policy of non-aggression towards other micronations.
As a French-speaking state, the Empire of Angyalistan is a member of the MicroFrancophonie.
Treaties of mutual recognition have been signed with:
- the Republic of Padrhom in April 2013.
- Juclandia in August 2013.
- the Democratic Republic of Leylandiistan in November 2013. Treaty cancelled from september 2016.
- the Flandrensisian Commonwealth (Grand Duchy of Flandrensis, Principality of Arkel, Duchy of Campinia) in March 2014.
- the Free and Respected State of Ariana in May 2014 ; after the transformation of this state, the treaty was de facto transferred to its successor, the Rajahnate of Namayan.
- the Federal Republic of Lostisland in June 2014. Treaty cancelled in January 2016.
- the Principality of Hélianthis in July 2014.
- the Principality of Aigues-Mortes in July 2014.
- the Republic of Eslanda in April 2015.
- the Kingdom of Ruritania in September 2015.
- the Royal Republic of Ladonia in September 2015.
- the Principality, former Consulat of Surland in january 2016.
- the Principality of the Pontinha in february 2016.
- the Grand Duchy of Westarctica in march 2016.
- the Principality of Lorenzburg in july 2016.
- Fishtown Newport Territory in september 2016.
- the Republic of Saint-Castin in septembre 2016.
- the Maritime Principality of Atlantide in december 2016.
Things to know
The main National holidays in the Empire of Angyalistan are:
- January 31: Flag day
- April 8: Sovereigns day
- October 7: Horizon day
There are additional holidays everytime the date combines the digits 1, 2 and 4: January 24, February 14, April 12, April 21, December 4.
The national animals of the Empire of Angyalistan are the anteater, who was chosen by HIM, and the quokka, the platypus, the pygmy three-toed sloth and the red panda, who were designated by vote of the citizens of the Empire. Besides these five national animals, the ontological animal of the empire of Angyalistan is the unicorn.
The use of the MS Comic Sans font is prohibited in the Empire and in the letters sent to the imperial authorities.