Kingdom of Demirelia

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Kingdom of Demirelia
Kongeriket Demirelia

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Flag
CoA of Demirelia.svg
Coat of Arms

Motto
Enig og tro til fjellene faller!
Norwegian: United and loyal until the mountains crumble!
Anthem
Mountains of Old
Royal Anthem
The Monarch’s Song

Stavanger, Norway
Capital cityVolkania
Largest cityVolkania
Official language(s)English
Norwegian
Official religion(s)Secular
Short nameDemirelia
DemonymDemirelian
GovernmentParliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
- KingPatrick I
- StatskanslerLise Næsheim-Renwick
LegislatureLandsting
- Type - Unicameral
Established2015 (Independence)
30 June 2016 (State of Abelden)
Population10
CurrencyAbeldane Trimole
Paravian Reni
Time zoneUTC+2
Patron saintSt. Swithun
This is a federal state of the Abeldane Empire

The Kingdom of Demirelia (Norwegian: Kongeriket Demirelia), more commonly known simply as Demirelia and formerly known as the Federal Republic of Demirelia and the Empire of Demirelia, is a federal state of the Abeldane Empire. The annexation of the Empire of Demirelia into the Abeldane Empire on 30 June 2016 marked the beginning of the Demirelian Kingdom.

History

Demirelia first came into existence in mid 2015, as a project between Abelden's Stephen I and Nedland's Ned Gunderson. They founded it as the Federal Republic of Demirelia, with its form of government inspired by that of Switzerland. In October 2015 Demirelia was transformed from a federal republic into an empire. During the period from October to November, Stephen was anointed emperor and Gunderson appointed prime minister.

After Gunderson left the community in October 2015, Stephen offered Patrick Renwick the crown as Demirelian Co-Emperor, an offer which was accepted. Demirelia thereby entered into a personal union with both Abelden and Paravia. On May 28, 2016, after Gunderson's return to micronationalism, he was reinstalled as prime minister by Stephen.

At the end of June 2016, a referendum was held in Abelden regarding the question of whether or not the nation should become a federal monarchy, and annex the majority of the members of the Abeldane Commonwealth. After the referendum resulted in an overwhelming majority in favor of federal monarchy, Demirelia was willingly and peacefully integrated as a federal state, and became a kingdom. Co-Emperor Stephen abdicated, whilst Co-Emperor Patrick was proclaimed king of Demirelia, and promptly appointed Mike Lewis as First Minister.

Royal Dictatorship

In February 2017 First Minister Lewis resigned his position of First Minister along with his Abeldane citizenship. This prompted the so called February Coup. The coup saw King Patrick I refusing to appoint a replacement First Minister and assuming all state power directly and establishing a de facto absolute monarchy known as the Royal Dictatorship.

The Reichsversammlung, the Abeldane federal Legislature, was from Demirelia's annexation in June 2016 until 30 December 2017 the de facto state legislature of the Kingdom. On 30 December 2017 however, the King promulgated a royal decree establishing the Landsting as the new state legislature and appointing it's new members. Following this, he appointed Lise Næsheim-Renwick to the position of First Minister (later renamed Statskansler). This was seen as the formal end of the Demirelian Royal Dictatorship, though the King continued to in practice directly exercise most state powers.

Post-Dictatorship

Collar of the Royal Order of St. Swithun

On 22 April 2018 Statskansler Næsheim-Renwick was dismissed from her position and replaced as Statskansler by Edward Daniels. The Daniels ministry would through the latter half of 2018 attempt to write and promulgate a state constitution before the unofficial abandonment of the project by the end of the year. By early 2019 activity had declined significantly, with there being some discussion between King Patrick and then Vorsitzender Stephen Freayth about the possibility of the establishment of a regency, though nothing became of this. On 29 May 2019 Statskansler Daniels transferred his state citizenship from Demirelia, with Lise Næsheim-Renwick returning to the Statskanslership and forming her second government.

Present

In October 2019, after a protracted period of inactivity, state activity resumed as King Patrick returned to active micronationalism. Through royal decrees the king established two new orders of chivalry, the Order of St. Swithun and the Order of the Mountain, to compliment the already existing Order of Demirelia, established during the Imperial period.

The idea of a written constitution was revisited following its abandonment by the Daniels government a year previously. This push culminated in the writing and unanimous adoption by the Landsting of the Constitutional Charter of 2019 on 10 October 2019, establishing the first written constitutional document in the country’s 4 year history. By December 2019 the question of which language, if any, between Norwegian or English should be the primary language of government had risen to prominence. The Næsheim-Renwick government felt the position of English as the language of communication between Demirelia and the Abeldane federal government was a threat to the Norwegian language’s position in the Demirelian government, and thereby introduced the 2019 Language Law to the Landsting on 5 December, which resulted in the split of the assembly between the pro-law Demirelian National Alliance and the anti-law Demirelian Liberal Party. The law was passed 2-1 on 6 December and was given royal assent the same day. Demirelia held its first legislative elections in December 2019, which resulted in the National Alliance retaining its majority, with 2 seats to the Liberals’ 1, thereby remaining in government.

Government

Seal of the Statskansler

Demirelia is formally a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, with the unicameral Landsting as it's legislature. The Landsting consists of a minimum of 3 members, elected by-annually by party list proporrional representation. The Statskansler, the Demirelian head of government, is appointed by the monarch from amongst the members of the Landsting. After the introduction of parliamentary government in 2019 this has traditionally been the leader of the largest party in the chamber. The Statskansler, along with being head of government also serves as chair of the Landsting.

Political Parties

There are currently 2 political parties in the state, the governing Demirelian National Alliance lead by Statskansler Lise Næsheim-Renwick and the opposition Demirelian Liberal Party.

Party Ideology Spectrum Leader Foundation Langsting Seats Logo
Demirelian National Alliance DNA Social Democracy, Norwegianism Centre-Left Lise Næsheim-Renwick 5 December 2019
2 / 3
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Demirelian Liberal Party DLP Social Liberalism, English-speakers interests Centre Sean Renwick 5 December 2019
1 / 3
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Geography

Demirelian territory is located in the county of Rogaland in western Norway, primarily in the city of Stavanger, But also on the island of Sjernarøy. The Demirelian territories in Stavaner primarily non-urban areas and parks, with some residential claims. Territories on Sjernarøy are rural.

Administrative divisions

The Kingdom is divided into 4 Len and 1 Royal City. The Len are first-level administrative divisions, governed by a Lensregent, an appointee of the Demirelian monarch. The Lensregents have the power to appoint Borgermestere (mayors) to govern cities within their respective Len.

Flag Arms Name Population Abbr Established Leader
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Riksbyen Volkania
Royal City of Volkania
2015 Under Crown Rule
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Midjord Len
3 July 2020 Sean Renwick
Lensregent
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Grenlance 3 July 2020 Vacant
Borgermester
Mayor
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Storlund Len
3 July 2020 Gunhild Vadla
Lensregent
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Vikingsborg 3 July 2020 Vacant
Borgermester
Mayor
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Ølensvåg Len
3 July 2020 Åse Næsheim
Lensregent
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Karlshall 3 July 2020 Vacant
Borgermester
Mayor
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Nordgosen Len
3 July 2020 Jone Vadla
Lensregent
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Kyrkjestad 3 July 2020 Vacant
Borgermester
Mayor

Language

Language is a very important part of Demirelian life. Demirelia is an officially bilingual state, with English and Norwegian holding co-equal statuses as official languages in the kingdom and government. The policies of the National Alliance government, have however given Norwegian a slight position of superiority, in regards to the names of all offices and institutions always remaining untranslated from Norwegian. Until June 2020, Demirelia was a trilingual state, with German also being an official language, though not used in government and not spoken by any section of the population. As such, the Landsting unanimously amended the Constitutional Charter to remove its official status.

Military

The state operates a small state military, under the provisions of the Abeldane Military Establishment Act of 2019. The Demirelian military, formally named the Royal State Forces, consists of two branches; the Landvern (army) and the Statsleidang (navy). The Royal State Forces were established on 21 May 2020.

Foreign affairs

Demirelia was, during it's time as an independent state, a member of the Abeldane Commonwealth, and so had full official relations with the other nations within the organization. Demirelia also had formal relations with Nedland and the Empire of Paravia during this time. Following annexation into Abelden, the foreign affairs of the Kingdom are handled by the Abeldane foreign ministry.