Exarchate of Orfalia

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Exarchate of Orfalia

Spanish: Exarcado de Orfalia
Flag of Orfalia
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Coat of arms
Orfalia (red) in Europe
Orfalia (red) in Europe
CapitalAngelopolis
Official languages
Demonym(s)Orphic
GovernmentUnitary constitutional monarchy
• Regent of Imvrassia
Despotes Aggelos
TBA
LegislatureSenate
Exarchate of Imvrassia
• Formation
19 August 2015
• Imperialization
7 October 2015
• Gained Exarchate status
1 December 2016
CurrencyOrphic Denario (ΔΟ)
Time zoneUTC+1
Date formatyyyy-mm-dd (AD)

Orfalia is an Exarchate of the Empire of Imvrassia.

Etymology

The name Orfalia is a composition between Orfeo and -alia, or land in ancient Greek. Orpheus (Greek: Ὀρφεύς) was a legendary musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek religion and myth. The major stories about him are centered on his ability to charm all living things and even stones with his music, his attempt to retrieve his wife, Eurydice, from the underworld, and his death at the hands of those who could not hear his divine music. As an archetype of the inspired singer, Orpheus is one of the most significant figures in the reception of classical mythology in Western culture, portrayed or alluded to in countless forms of art and popular culture including poetry, film, opera, music, and painting. For the Greeks, Orpheus was a founder and prophet of the so-called "Orphic" mysteries. He was credited with the composition of the Orphic Hymns, a collection of which survives. Shrines containing purported relics of Orpheus were regarded as oracles. Some ancient Greek sources note 'Orpheus' is of Thracian origins.

History

The beginning

The nation was proposed by Jose Antonio Silva on the 19th of August 2015, and it was created respecting the hellenistic traditions and culture. On the foundation was the establishment of a Constitution which was amended and adopted on the 17th of September, 2015. The first King of Orfalia, was Angelos I, who eventually abdicated on the 1st of September, 2015 in favor of the then Prince of Imvrassia, Aggelos A'. On the 2nd of September 2015, the monarch of Imvrassia accepted with honor the offer of the Crown of Orfalia and to then be enthroned as the King, with the constitutional name Angelos II King of Orfalia.

The Empire

After the absorption of Timeria in Orfalia, the Kingdom was elevated to that of an Empire. Therefore, Angelos II was enthroned with the approval of all of the Orphics and the Orthodox Church, like the first Emperor of Orfalia with the official title of, Aggelos I Emperor of Orfalia on the 7th of October 2015. The new Imperial regime has political and cultural influence and inspiration from ancient Greek and Roman history and furthermore it is considered and represents the continuing of the historical legacy of the Roman Empire, both western and eastern. The Orphic Government and the Orphic citizens overall, consider the Emperor of Orfalia a legitimate successor of the Empire that fell with the fall of Constantinople in 1453. With these formalities, it was obvious that the Emperor of Orfalia expressed a great enthusiasm for the cultural and political tradition which comes through the influence and love for the ancient Greek and Roman history.

Union with Imvrassia

On the 1st of December 2016, Emperor Aggelos I resigned in favor of his daughter and Queen of Imvrassia, Aikaterini. Her Majesty on the same day annexed Orfalia into the Kingdom of Imvrassia as an Exarchate. After the administrative reorganization on the 1st of January 2020, the Exarchate is administratively subordinate to the Praetorian Prefecture of Hesperia.

Politics & Government

List of Great Archons and Exarchs in Orfalia

Office Name Date Start Date End Political Party
Great Archon Wiew Wers 19 August 2015 28 January 2016 Social Democratic Party of Orfalia
Great Archon Janus Augusto 29 January 2016 30 November 2016 Social Democratic Party of Orfalia
Exarch Office vacant 1 December 2016 16 December 2018 None
Exarch Basilio Zenobio 17 December 2018 23 April 2019 Independent
Exarch Gaius Albius Scaeva 23 April 2019 26 April 2019 Social Democratic Party of Orfalia
Exarch TBA 26 April 2019 present None

Politics

Orfalia was a parliamentary monarchy, structured as a direct democracy. The first political party was created on the 20th of September 2015, and was name the "Democratic Party". Subsequently, the Pragmatic Party and Kostalira Bartresa-in Orphic language Patriotic Left- were created. On the 18th of September 2015, the Pragmatic Party was re-founded under the name "Social Democratic Party of Orfalia", and the Democratic Party it was re-founded under the name National Party of Orfalia. The Crown arbitrates the institutions and internal issues and can take initiatives in foreign policy. The Great Archon is elected by the Senate, every year. The public officials and positions of responsibility are elected and revocable by the Senate as also the Consul, who is appointed to assume the Presidency of the Senate, the regulation of the Senate and take the Great Archon at the time that the Great Archon resigns, or is dismissed or is unable to perform his duties.

The first elections were held on the 27th of August 2015, and Jose Antonio Silva was elected Great Archon, because the Pragmatic Party obtained 5 of the 10 seats of the Senate.

With the constitutional reform of September 2015, the Pragmatic Party became in Social Democratic Party, the Democratic Party became in National Party. On 29 January 2016, Janus Augusto, candidate of the Social Democratic Party of Orfalia was elected by the Senate of Orfalia new Great Archon.

The Senate shall be composed by those Orphics that are eligible for the position and that are over 21 years old. The office of Great Archon was repealed after the annexing to Imvrassia and its responsibilities was replaced by the office of the Exarch. As part of the Empire of Imvrassia, Orfalia has the full inner workings of government and administrative issues, while allowed the establishment and operation of a representative-public advisory body.

Foreign Relations

For the relations of the Exarchate of Orfalia with other micronations is the responsibility of the Crown and the Imperial Government of Imvrassia.

Economy

The official currency is the "Dinar" Orfalia, plural "Dinars".

Culture

The most important institution for education and research is the University of Orfalia. The University does work in education, research and promotion of the Orphic culture.

External Links

Praetorian Prefecture of Hesperia