| Escaltian Empire (eng)|
Auskaltin Handispadan (esc)
Эsкалтsкая Iмпеriя (anv)
"Milartin Erresq Handispadantu!" (A thousand years of the Emperor's reign) (unofficial)
|Largest city||Lemberg (Lviv)|
|Official language(s)||Escaltian, Anvilian|
|Government||Absolutism (January 20 - February 26), Constitutional monarchy (February 26 - February 28)|
|- Head of Etzalegeat||Seraphim Brezhnev|
|Legislature||Etzalegeat of Escaltian empire|
|- Type||- Unicameral Parliament|
|Established||January 20, 2022|
|Area claimed||40 000 km²|
|Currency||New Escaltian equ|
|Time zone||(UTC+3 and others)|
|Patron saint||The Blessed prince Alexander Nevsky|
Escaltia (esc. Auskadi, anv. Эsкалтiя) or the Escaltian Empire (esc. Auskaltin Handispadan, anv. Эsкалтsкая Iмпеriя) was a micronation in Eastern Europe. It was founded on January 20, 2022, but the states that preceded it existed since 2013. A large empire with various possessions throughout Eastern Europe and Siberia, separated by varying lengths of distances. It had two official languages of its own - Escaltian and Anvilian. The first one can be compared with Basque and theoretically attributed to the Sino-Caucasian hypothetical family. The second one is Slavic. The Escaltian transliteration was based on the Anvilian script is widely used.
The country was a monarchy with a federal structure. There are autonomous monarchies and republics within the country, headed by both the Emperor and local rulers. Economically, the country was a socialist, or rather a country with state capitalism, even though the population is divided into estates.
The country was bordered with a number of micronations, including the Konakian Union State (the border in the zones of influence and the river border), as well as the maritime border with Alsar. The total area of the country due to the large uninhabited archipelago of Severnaya Zemlya was exceeded the value of 40,000 km2. The population of the country has not yet been calculated.
The country had an extremely high economic potential, being located on lands that are attractive to tourists and rich in minerals. Sand and clay deposits were being actively developed in the country, there are abundant reserves of peat and wood. Fishing and fur trade were developed, originating from the depths of centuries. A number of regions had the most fertile chernozems. The country had a number of guano and fishing colonies, and also carried out extensive economic activities in foreign policy.
The main religion in the country was Orthodox Christianity and Greek Catholicism. The first was common in most of the subjects of the country and, directly, in the Kanazory of Azalistan. The second was common in the Kingdom of Turye. There were also Protestant regions (Githorn, Piuza and Rannapungerya, Ruhnu). The Catholic region was Bianco, as well as Muslim areas, including the Islamic Republic of Torgsvalia. Islam was also widespread in the Grandeland protectorate, but it was inferior to Orthodoxy. Pagan beliefs were also persist, especially in the northern regions.
There was a radio station, a website, several groups in social networks, as well as news channels in the country. It had its own mail system. The country's currency was the New Escaltian Equ. At the exchange rate on January 20, 2022, 1 equ was equal to 10 Russian rubles, that is, 0.13 US dollars (January 23, 2022)
Prerequisites for creation
The decision to create an Escaltian Empire based on the union of Turye and Azalistan was made long before the day of the unification of the two countries. The basis for the idea of the union was the coronation of Alexander Ilyukhin to reign in Turye on August 30, 2021. At that time, Alexander Ilyukhin was the Tsar of Suoria (and several other less influential states). From that moment, the idea of the reunification of the two states was born to simplify governance in them. However, on October 1, 2021, Suorian Jamahiriya was founded on the site of the Suorian Tsardom, which put an end to the idea of the unity of the two thrones under one person. The idea of creation has been postponed. However, on November 9, 2021, Suoria announces its self-dissolution due to pressure from other countries in connection with Suoria's operation in Avstragia (Suorian-Zelesian War), after which Suoria was not restored in any form until January 20, 2022.
Ideas and requests for the restoration of Suoria appeared at the end of December 2021, but were ignored, since relations between the former authorities of Suoria and the countries that supported Zelesia were not established. The delay in the restoration of Suoria was the reason for the publication of the Act of Mercy in the neighboring Union State of Konakia, according to which the territories of Suoria (Azalistan) were transferred to the zone of interests of Konakia before the August expansion in 2020. Consequently, this meant that in order to restore Suorian statehood, it was necessary to sign an agreement with the USK, according to which the zone of interests in the territories of the former Suoria would be abolished. At the end of January 2022, negotiations were held and a corresponding agreement was signed, according to which, however, the restored Kanazory of Azalistan became a ward state of Konakia, which most countries regarded as homage, although in fact it was not. In any case, the opinion of other states about this undermined the international authority of Azalistan, and therefore it was decided to implement a plan that was developed in the middle of winter and consisted in restoring the monarchy in Azalistan and uniting it with Turye into an Escaltian empire, plans to transform Azalistan into which existed as early as the beginning of autumn 2020.
On January 20, Kanazory of Azalistan was restored, and at the end of the day concluded the Lemberg Union, according to which Azalistan and Turye formed a federal state-the union - the Escaltian Empire
Мы, суверенные и независимые народы Каназорства Азалистан и Королевства Турье, основываясь на принципах династического юнионизма и желании политического содействия во всех вопросах между нашими странами, имеющие общие связи уже полгода, первичной из которых является единство престола, провозглашаем объединение наших государств в единую федеративную страну, управляемую домом Гостуновичей - ЭСКАЛТСКУЮ ИМПЕРИЮ, в связи с чем, стороны принимают следующие пункты действительного договора:
We, the sovereign and independent peoples of Kanazory of Azalistan and the Kingdom of Turye, based on the principles of dynastic unionism and the desire for political assistance in all matters between our countries, which have shared ties for six months, the primary of which is the unity of the throne, proclaim the unification of our states into a single federal country governed by the House of Gostunovich - THE ESCALTIAN EMPIRE, in connection with which, the parties accept the following clauses of the valid contract:
This was the preface to the Lemberg Union
The Lemberg Union before the Diarchy
From January 20 to February 3, 2022, Escaltian Empire was an absolute monarchy with one ruler, however, in early February, the former ruling forces that were in power before the coronation of Alexander Ilyukhin, in particular the former monarch Nicholas Polubotok-Grachevsky, outraged by the conclusion of the Lemberg Union and the position of Turye in it, became more active in the territory of the Kingdom of Turye, as a result then negotiations on the new status of the Kingdom of Turye began.
Nikolai Polubotok-Grachevsky set the conditions for the continued existence of the union. To do this, Alexander Ilyukhin had to abdicate the throne of Turye, give it to Nicholas and proclaim Nicholas co-emperor of Escaltia. Alexander had to fulfill his demands. On February 3, 2022, he signed the abdication of the throne in Tourye and signed the general supplement to the Union of Lemberg, according to which diarchy was established in the country. Also, the addition defined the parliamentary power in Turye. The board was taken into the hands of the Boyar Council of Turye , headed by Alexander Ilyukhin. However, already on February 6, by decree of Emperor Nicholas, the Boyar Council was dissolved, and power was transferred to the House of Lords of Tourye. Absolutism was entrenched in Azalistan. In addition, the supplement established a new language policy and symbols of the country's regions.
Absolutism and diarchy
From February 6 to February 26, 2022, an absolutist diarchic regime existed in the country. The co-rulers, Alexander and Nicholas, had different types of restrictions on power in their estates, but were authoritarian rulers on the imperial throne, however, despite the fact that Nicholas and Alexander were equal in rights, all decrees were issued on behalf of Alexander and signed by him. So, the first such decree was the demarcation of borders, which clarified the borders of the country's regions.
Despite the fact that the decrees were formally issued under the opening speech on behalf of the two emperors, they were signed only by Alexander, which can be seen by the example of the demarcation of borders.
Имея соответсвенные полномочия, мы, Император Эскалтии земли Азалийской Александр и Император Эскалтии земли Турье Николай,принимаем и подписываем сей акт, утверждающий точные границы нашего государства, дабы не допускать вопросов иностранных государств о наших с ними границах.
Having the appropriate powers, we, the Emperor of Escaltia of the land of Azalia Alexander and the Emperor of Escaltia of the land of Turye Nicholas, we accept and sign this act, approving the exact borders of our state, in order to prevent foreign issues on our borders with them.
On February 20, 2022, autocracy was limited to the creation of the Etzalegeate of Escaltian Empire - the parliament. The registration of political parties was allowed, and all those who received it between July 1, 2016 and November 9, 2021 were restored to citizenship. Preparations for the parliamentary elections have begun, as well as the drafting of a constitution written in six days.
Officially, the elections were supposed to take place on February 25, but by the decision of the emperors they were postponed to February 23. By this time , three parties had been registered: The anti-political Party of the Escaltian Empire, the Omorean Social Party and the Communist Party of the Escaltian Empire led by Emperor Alexander. The Communist Party and the Omorean Social Party immediately entered into a coalition, according to which the unfilled seats received by the party were transferred to the other (which was carried out later). It happened on election day. According to the results of the elections, summed up on February 24, the Anti-Political Party won 16.66% of the votes, and the OSP and CPEI each received 41.67% of the votes. Based on this, only the last two were elected to parliament. On the same day, the work of the Parliament was started.
After the adoption of the Constitution
On February 26, by the decree of the Emperors, the Constitution of Escaltian Empire was adopted, which consolidated the foundations of the state system, the foundations of a democratic and rule-of-law state, chapters on the separation of powers, estates, army, state languages, the foundations of law and a secular state. The Constitution was published only in a Russian-language edition, since Escaltian language was just beginning to form at that time.
On the same day, diplomatic relations were restored with a number of countries that were severed by the abolition of the Suor Jamahiriya on November 9, 2021, including: Republic of Alsar, Tula Confederation, Tauomor, Bakhetian Soviet Republic, Republic of Aniota, State of Ramland, Scandorossian Empire, Republic of Diveria, United Provinces of Levedia and the Tsardom of Gergenzed.
The Fall of the Empire
On February 27, against the background of Russia's Special Military Operation in Ukraine, where the Turye Empire is located, Emperor Nicholas demanded Alexander's official statement of support for Ukraine, to which he was refused with the wording that Alexander had already expressed a neutral position on this issue as head of state and that personal opinion was not important. However, by doing so, he provoked an aggravation of relations between Turye and Azalistan inside the country and the next day the Turye Empire declared its independence from Escaltia, which effectively abolished the operation of the Lemberg Union. On February 28, Alexander signed a decree on an amendment to the Constitution, according to which the withdrawal of any subject from Escaltia can be held without a referendum on it, since there was no sense to restrain the remote territory of Turye. In the evening of the same day (at 16:01 Moscow time) Escaltian Empire was disbanded by the dissolution of the Union of Lemberg and the termination of its constitution and laws.
The Empire of Turye became a full-fledged independent state headed by Nicholas. In Azalistan, after almost 3 hours, power was taken into the hands of the Provisional Government of Azalistan, which began the construction of a republican system in Kanazory.
Physical and geographical characteristics
The territory of the country within its declared borders was approximately 40,000 square kilometers. The metropolis of the country had an area of about 2,000 square kilometers, and the rest were given with the help of numerous colonies, the largest of which is Severnaya Zemlya, which had an area of over 37,000 square kilometers. The territories of both the metropolis and the colonies themselves were scattered throughout Northern Eurasia and were formed as a result of gradual colonization that began in 2017, as a result of which the Democracy at different times and different historical periods of its history acquired numerous possessions remote from the metropolis.
The extreme northern point of the country was the cape in the north of Komsomolets Island, part of the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago, the extreme eastern point was the cape on Matykil Island, part of the Yamsky Islands archipelago. The extreme southern point was Cape Akre Apiri on the island of Diya, and the extreme western point and region of the country was the Kingdom of Githorn, located on the territory of the Netherlands.
States bordered by the Escaltian Empire:
Russian Federation, Republic of Estonia, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Latvian Republic, United State of Konakia
Holy Beautiful Alsarian Refuge, Livonian Socialist Republic, Republic of Finland
According to the Lemberg Union, which is the act of founding the empire on the basis of the unification of Azalistan and Turye, the Charter included many territories in addition to the members of the union. The main regions of the country were the territories that make up the so-called Escaltian monarchy: the Kanazory of Azalistan and the Kingdom of Turye (from February 3, 2022 - the Empire of Turye). Also, the empire included a number of colonies (including guano and commercial), a number of trust territories, three protectorate kingdoms, three dominions and a number of sovereign monarchies within the country.
Until now, the exact or approximate population of the territories of Escaltian Empire has not been calculated. This is due to the difficulty in calculating the population of the Turye Empire, whose government did not provide data on its number. However, if we take into account only people who had citizenship, their number did not exceed 500 people. The main areas of settlement were the Celtic Monarchy, dominions and two of the three protectorates: the Kanazory of Azalistan, the Turye Empire, the Bianco Dominion, the Buturlinovka Dominion, the Pavlovsk Dominion, the Grandeland Protectorate Kingdom and the Freblik Protectorate Kingdom.
According to the Lemberg Union, the population of the empire (de jure) was divided into estates, among which were: the Imperial family, the nobility, the intelligentsia, the clergy, chivalry, merchants, philistines and peasants, however, during the existence of the empire, none of the citizens ever joined the estate, with the exception of two emperors.