Second Empire of Atiera
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| Second Empire of Atiera |
|Barrie, Ontario |
|Official language(s)||English, French|
|- Emperor||Alexander I|
|- Chancellor||James Bornstein|
|Legislature||Imperial Assembly of Atiera|
|- Type||- Unicameral|
|- Number of seats||- 6|
|- Last election||- 15 March 2022|
|Established||22 November 2021|
|Population||17 (local and overseas)|
|Currency||Canadian dollar |
|Internet TLD||.xyz |
The Second Empire of Atiera, more commonly known as the Empire of Atiera or simply Atiera, is a micronation in Barrie, Ontario. Reformed on 21 November 2021 by monarch Emperor Alexander I, Hayden Strachan, Cameron Cezar and Chris Miller, the nation is described as a direct successor of the Kingdom of Atiera[a] by the Emperor and the constitution.
The nation is led by Emperor Alexander I who serves as the constitutional monarch and head of state. Alongside the monarch, the position of Chancellor is a legislative-level position that serves as head of government. The current Chancellor is James Bornstein.
Pre-imperialism and the Kingdom of Atiera
The Second Empire's precursor, the Kingdom of Atiera, was founded by the current monarch of Atiera and former king, Alexander I of Atiera, and several other prominent people in modern Atiera, such as Chris Miller, were significant contributors to the foundation and development of the Kingdom.
A significant event that led to the Kingdom's demise on 25 August 2021 was the vote of no confidence against former prime minister and Chairman of the Atieran National Front Isaiah Burdette led by Tucker Gladden, Chris Miller, Michael Shepard, and with support from the king himself. Before the vote could pass through the party government, Burdette resigned, handing the reigns over to Miller. As it had been previously agreed on by Gladden and Miller in a group conversation on discord, Miller would resign, handing leadership over to Gladden. Tucker Gladden then went on to become the final prime minister of Atiera after Miller resigned.
Days later, during the nation's second general election on 23 July 2021, Gladden won the election forming the second ANF government.
The Gladden government resigned on 24 August 2021, after the King's conduct in outside venues, including the Cupertino Alliance and Oskonia, where the King resigned as Prime Minister after a motion of no confidence was proposed and authored by then-Deputy Prime Minister Jayden Dagsa, with support from King Tucker, Michael Shepard, the Governor-General, and Dhrubajyoti Roy.
Days before the dissolution of the Kingdom of Atiera, Alexander had privately told ex-government officials who had resigned that he was going to revert the Kingdom back into an imperial absolute monarchy, where he would rule over the nation until stability was restored. Alexander never followed through with the plan, instead, he gave up and dissolved Atiera until 27 September 2021.
On 27 September 2021 the Provisional Consulate of Atiera was formed by Liam Alexander as a body to aid in the reform and reconstruction of the Empire of Atiera. Colleagues of the monarch, notably, Chris Miller, Hayden Strachan, and Cameron Cezar, were invited to the provisional consulate to ensure stability through this transitionary and restorative era. Soon after, the members of the Provisional Consulate began work on the constitution, the first draft of which was presented to the consulate on 12 November 2021 by Emperor Alexander. On 21 November 2021, the constitution was signed by Miller, Strachan, Cezar, and Alexander, declaring the re-establishment of imperial Atiera.
Following the first election held on 4 December 2021, won by Ordo Caelestis led by Hayden Strachan, the government would go on to serve a term that saw little activity. During Strachan's tenure, 3 acts were passed into law.
On 28 February 2022, Emperor Alexander decided there was a need for another election due to the lack of government activity. The same day, he released two edicts, the first, Imperial Edict No. 10-2022, laid out the election schedule, and the second, Imperial Edict No. 11-2022, created constituencies for the upcoming election. Soon after, on 15 March 2022, William Cooper as leader of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation, would win the party and form a government under a collation between the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation, Atiera Forward!, and Ordo Caelestis. On 30 March 2022, James Bornstein became Chancellor and Cooper was unseated following the Atieran Moderate Coalition winning all six seats.
The Monarch of Atiera is the head of state of Atiera, more commonly known as the Emperor of Atiera. The current reigning monarch is His Imperial Majesty Emperor Alexander I of Atiera. Alexander I has served as the monarch throughout Atiera's history, first serving as Emperor in the First Empire of Atiera under the regnal name of Munroe I, then serving as King of the Kingdom of Atiera utilizing the same name, and now as Emperor of the Second Empire of Atiera under the regnal name of Alexander I.
As prescribed by the constitution, the monarch may serve until abdication, resignation or any other means. The heir is appointed by the monarch.
The Imperial Assembly is the sole legislative body of the Empire of Atiera. Established by a constitutional amendment passed on 28 February 2022, the Imperial Assembly would merge and replace the flawed High and Common Councils, subsequently abolishing the joint Congress of Atiera. The assembly is headed by the Emperor and Chancellor collectively, presided over by the speaker of the assembly who is responsible for maintaining order in the assembly.
The assembly is responsible for the creation and passage of laws, programs, and oversight of the nation. Assembly members are elected annually, the next election is set to begin on 30 May 2022 and be held on or before 13 June 2022.
Atiera has a humid continental climate, with warm and humid summers, and cold, snowy winters. Many regions of Atiera are located near Lake Simcoe, a body of water that is relatively insignificant to its climate. Atiera is also located in close proximity to Georgian Bay, which, along with the Great Lakes, act as a "buffer" of sorts, moderating temperatures to a fair extent, while combined with the lake effect can spawn blinding snow squalls in the winter, and strong thunderstorms in the spring and winter, known to cause tornadoes.
|Climate data for Atiera|
|Average high °C (°F)||-2.9
|Average low °C (°F)||-12.4
|Average Precipitation mm (inches)||16.6
|Source: Weather Atlas|
Before imperial Atiera, seigneuries[b] were scattered across Ontario, with plans of expansion outside of Canada even. Today, Atiera's territories are centralized in one area, Ontario's Simcoe County, situated on the northern border of the Greater Toronto Area, and ultimately a part of the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
Today, only 4 provinces remain from the original 6 seigneuries from the Kingdom of Atiera. Seigneuries that were cut from this list were Hamilton and Haliburton, as the land was seen as useless and uninhabited by the Emperor. Hamilton and Haliburton were located in the GTHA on Lake Ontario, where other members of the imperial family reside but do not enforce claims over the lands. The Emperor rarely visited these seigneuries during his reign as king and originally had planned to give these two up.
Counties today include Amicae, Brayton Plains, Rivière and Gaia. Together, they make up mainland Atiera, where many of the residents reside in close proximity.
|Amicae||0.000316sq km||3||X Month 2021||Councillor|
|Brayton Plains||1.77sq km||0||Councillor|
Atiera has several official media outlets, such as the state-run broadcasting corporation, the Imperial Atieran Broadcasting Corporation  and the official YouTube channel, which contains speeches from government officials and promotional material.
- Constitution of the Empire of Atiera Chapter I, Article 1., V. Retrieved 22 November 2021
- Alexander, Liam (11 July 2021) "Prime Minister Burdette resigns after motion of no confidence is filed". Retrieved 16 October 2021
- Alexander, Liam (12 July 2021) "Tucker Gladden named Atiera's fourth Prime Minister". Retrieved 16 October 2021
- Gladden, Tucker (18 July 2021) "Atieran citizens are soon to head to the polls - here's what you need to know before the election". Retrieved 16 October 2021
- Alexander, Liam (28 February 2022) [ https://docs.google.com/document/d/1p4rYYY6XIpWCiltVw8a5KopjWuS1n9apKoKJLF7S6kc/edit Imperial Edict No. 10-2022]. Retrieved 21 March 2022
- Alexander, Liam (28 February 2022) [ https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-_tl43CUc8fMg6b9f97N1TJgfjnCa0VCJS6X6m3IcxY/edit Imperial Edict No. 11-2022]. Retrieved 21 March 2022
- "Monthly weather forecast and climate Barrie, Canada". Weather Atlas. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
- Imperial Atieran Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 11 November 2021
- Kingdom of Atiera - YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved 11 November 2021
- Which existed from 30 May 2020 until it's dissolution on 25 August 2021
- French for Lordship