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Grand Duchy of New Sorbie
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|Pro Deo Pro Pratia|
|Official language||English, Scotch Gaelic|
|Date founded||July 2007|
|Number of citizens||15|
|Number of active citizens||10|
|Current leader||Grand Duke James the IV|
|National animal||Basset Hound|
The Grand Duchy of New Sorbie is a micronation that was founded by James Hannay, Justin Denslow in July 2007 .
The Grand Duchy of New Sorbie describes itself as a sovereign, non-territorial nation, which due to it's small size is often referred to as a micronation.
Conventional Long-Form: Grand Duchy of New Sorbie
Conventional Short-Form: New Sorbie
Local Long-Form: Duchy of Sorbie
New Sorbie was first though of when James the IVth moved to Wellington UT in the summer of 1992 the acre and a half property was bought and the burned out shell of a house was restored to what we see today. james then started working on classic tractors and collecting parts in his back half acre. in the summer of 2004 the city of wellington then served papers telling the grand duke that he must dispose of all of his extra tractor parts due to the fact they were a eyesore. The duke then succeeded from the city of wellington and the state of Utah and the u.s.a and became the nation of New Sorbie names after the Hannay ancestral tower in Scotland.In the fall of 2004 Justin Denslow married james daughter Amber and became the prime minister of new sorbie. Justin Denslow took upon himself to start diplomatic relations with the rest of the micro national community.
James continues to lead the nation in the role of the grand duke and the runnings of the state a taken care of by the prime minister
This Government is a Constitutional monarchy. all of the ministry's are under the control of the grand duke and duchess.
The Duke stands as head of the armed forces and the ministry of defense. all regiments and naval ships are under his control.
National : James Day (July 30th)
Head of Government : Grand Duke James the IV.
Executive of Government: Prime Minister Justin Denslow of Wellinton
Constitution: signed into law on the date of July 30th 2004.
there are five ministrys under the office of the prime minister
The ministry of education
Minister of Education - Lord Sir Stephen James Denslow of Babinol
Ministry of the Arts
Minister of the Arts - Marchioness Amber Caroline Denslow of Slattery DSM
Ministry of Dance
Minister of Dance - Dame Lady Deborah Bryn Whitaker DSM
Ministry of Defense
Minister of Defense - Margrave James Perrin Hannay the Fifth KT
Ministry of Religious Matters
Minister of Religious Matters - The Very Reverend Lafayette Ganer
The Grand Duke is the final arbiter of all justice. Normally petitions are brought before the Throne and the Council makes a determination.
Head of State: His Grace James the IV Grand Duke of New Sorbie
Head of Government: Commodore Sir Justin Eric Denslow Prime Minister
Elections: none; the Grand Duchy is hereditary; the Grand Duke chooses the Prime Minister.
Cabinet: Cabinet of Royal Ministers appointed by the Monarch on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.
Description: on a field of blue is a double headed eagle displayed over witch is a duchy crown in gold in the left corner is a cross crosslet in silver over a Saracen crescent in silver
Name: New Sorbie Pound
New Sorbian pounds are Available
The Grand Duchy of New Sorbie’s culture is an English speaking nation. We use Scottish culture as a foundation for our culture though we just use what we need and create something unique.