Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun
Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun
Motto: "Ω Θεοί, δώσε μας, τους υποτελείς σου, τα δικαιώματά μας."
O Gods, grant us, your vassals, our rights.
|Government||Hellenistic Boule (awaiting recruitment)|
|Alexandros I Irikladis|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|Date format||Gregorian calendar: mm-dd-yyyy, Attic calendar: m-dd-ol-y|
The Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun (Greek: Ελληνιστική Αυτοκρατορία του Τσιμπρονού, romanized Greek: Ellinikí Aftokratoría tou Tsimpronoú, Turkish: Helenistik Camburnu İmparatorluğu, Cimbrunese [Latin script]: Ellaniastich Basilæt to Tsimmprouno), also known as Cimbrun, Tsimmproún, or Camburnu, was a sovereign state, commonly called a "micronation" by outside observers, and the latest incarnation of the Cimbrunese Imperium. It claims land in the State of Arkansas within the United States, with both an outward and a colonial expansion planned afterwards. Initially established micronationally as the Empire of Orini in 2018 and as the Grandeur Orinian Empire in 2014 before that (simply referred to as Grand Orini here), Cimbrun is ruled by decree.
Etymology and denonyms
Initially, the Empire was known as Orini, which had come from a generator that is now assumed lost. Its citizens were known as Orinians, and the news site now known as the Cimbrun Tribune was called the Orini Tribune (hence, its link being "orinitribute" rather "cimbruntribune", the usage of "tribute" rather than "tribune" a misspelling on the Basileus' end.) However, the last incarnation of Cimbrun to be known as Orini, the Second Empire, fell to inactivity and being divided up amongst several other micronations due to the Great Micronational War in 2019, with Robert Smith of what is now the Republic of Elysium requiring a name change in order to grant Cimbrun independence. As Cimbrun was the name of the capital of Orini at the time, it was chosen.
The denonym for a citizen or group of citizens of Cimbrun, as well as the adjective for Cimbrun, is Cimbrunese.
Grand Orini, the earliest legitimate incarnation of the Imperium and the second empire, real or not, created by Alexandros I Irikladis. It was far more immature and scandalous than the first micronational incarnation, and its activities largely consisted of trying to conquer larger Pokémon Facebook groups for the purpose of uniting the groups often leading to total failure and loss of almost all the Facebook fandom's trust.
Grand Orini was also attacked by two different groups, one a similar yet far more successful group known as the Sternlitch and the other the Elite Pokémon Society, or EPS, the latter being more vehement in its attacks and leading to the biggest scandal that happened prior to the micronational era. While the Sternlitch faded away by 2017 (when Grand Orini fell), the EPS would last a few more years until its leader and the Basileus made up, by which point the EPS was declining.
Grand Orini would fall once Alexandros was admitted to a juvenile mental facility, at which point he was restricted from social media usage by the counselor that served him. This would be the end of his online adventures until 2019.
The first micronational incarnation of Orini/Cimbrun was founded sometime during 2019, most likely January or February. It was very immature and simulationist at this point, joining in such horrid activities such as raiding, and immediately got banned from Vryland (2018-2019), as the then-Emperor had a temporary lapse of sanity in front of the former King of Vryland, as well as one involving Krainego. It got involved in a UN-style YAMO, where the Emperor found a case in favor of Cycoldia instead of Etukan, leading to a Great Micronational War that was settled after the Emperor backed out after accidentally raiding a neutral party. The first incarnation fell soon after the war due to being nuked.
Second and Third incarnations of Cimbrun
The second incarnation of Cimbrun suffered from inactivity, loss of "land" due to losing the Great Micronational War, and was also nuked after the then-Imperator gave out the admin role at his own whims. Overall, the second incarnation was a failure, and a third was founded after a short exile. It, too, fell to inactivity, though this was the first time an Orinian or Cimbrunese server wasn't nuked.
In August 2019, the then-Imperator met Desslok V. Nafage, a leader of the Nexan Republic. Desslok started to mentor the Imperator, with Cimbrun temporarily being annexed by the Nexans on peaceful terms at one point, and the Basileus gradually improved, even stopping the raids Orini or Cimbrun was known for and making the Empire a serious micronation with proper goals and secessionist ideology. The two have been friends for almost 2 years, albeit on-and-off as of late due to meddling from a so-called "friend" of the Basileus'.
Imperium of Orini-Cimbrun
The Imperium of Orini-Cimbrun was founded after a 3-month exile after the events of the third Incarnation, and was active on Twitter for a time, joining an alliance of states in the Ozarks founded there known as the AOMN as well as the LIN. It became inactive fairly quickly, however, and eventually, the so-called "friend" (who is considered an enemy of the state), who goes by Yuki, convinced Alyx to go on an exile, which he briefly returned from only to come back yet again.
Hellenic Empire of Cimbrun
The Hellenic Empire of Cimbrun was founded on 13 February, 2021. It was meant to focus on the Hellenic faith, though it is not a theocracy, and multiple Advisors had been appointed. With this change, the Imperator changed his title from his former one, which was Latin for emperor, to Basileus, which is Greek for king. Cimbrun aims to get involved in the local micronational area, as well as gain diplomatic allies and seek forgiveness for its past actions (including recent ones.) They have given diplomatic support to Wegmat in the Great Des Plaines Valley War, an exception to the rule against war since allies' territories have been physically occupied. They also kickstarted support for Nexan claims in the Vancouver Island territorial dispute, only to go on hiatus for 20 days from May 4 to May 24. It was inactive until August, which was when it tried to join a league of Hellenistic micronations. It primarily participated in the LIN and on Twitter, including within the International Micronational Association, and continues to do so after the name change.
Hellenistic Empire of Cimbrun
Cimbrun would gain a Basilissa near the start of the Hellenistic era in July and the Fall Reforms started with plans to transition to a constitutional monarchy and lessen the amount of heretical, legally required to change, or otherwise undesirable elements of the Cimbrunese culture. It had plans to attempt to join cultural organizations and has already joined the North American Micronational Alliance.
The war on Petrenko would be diplomatically supported until the mental breakdown of Titania Smith, ending it reluctantly with an attempt to white peace Sangkheilios, however, there was no reply even after Cascadia surrendered. Cimbrun would largely be inactive outside of the LIN from November until February because Alexandros was imprisoned by the United States government, and he lost access to his Discord account after his phone, which contained his 2FA, was wiped by his mother. Cimbrun returned to informal rule by decree in January, and formally joined the Ozark Sector in February. March was wracked by the Ozark Crisis, from which Cimbrun is still recovering, though Cimbrun is still at conflict with the Second Republic of Ethosia due to Gabriel Sebastian's behavior. It became a protectorate of the Nexus in February, followed by a full annexation in April.
There are two flags of Cimbrun: the Cimbrunese Banner and the Irikladis Dynasty banner. The Cimbrunese banner is used for the country and its people, while the Irikladis Dynasty banner is used for the ruling Irikladis Dynasty. Each territory purchased or ceded to Cimbrun by others will have its own flag as well, with the flags being created as they are purchased.
The government of the Hellenic Empire of Cimbrun is an absolute monarchy, with dynasty members and Advisors being allowed to give the Basileus advice upon request or in the weekly Advisory Meeting. The monarch can choose to use their ideas or reject them as he wills, and rejected ideas cannot be recommended for 6 months.
Members of the Government
Desslok V. Nafage - Director of Intelligence
Cimbrunese culture is primarily American with Hellenic influences. However, Cimbrun has never held a census, and as such, information is limited.
Cimbrun's lingua franca is English, however, Greek is an official language. The Basileus plans to create a creole conlang, Cimbrunese, which shall serve as an official language as well.
The national plant of Cimbrun is the olive tree, and the national animal is the chicken.
Hellenism is the state-encouraged religion (while Hellenism is encouraged, the nation itself is secular), with a cultus to Zeus (not a cult in the modern sense) to be dedicated once the nation reaches 50 citizens. However, all religions are accepted within the nation, and as such, the nation will not support the proselytizing of citizens.
All media is state-run. The Cimbrun Tribune is a digital newspaper that serves the citizens of Cimbrun, and a YouTube channel and website are planned.
Attic Calendar and Holidays
In addition to the Gregorian Calendar, Cimbrun uses the Attic calendar, a lunar calendar used by the ancient Athenians. A description of the Attic calendar can be found in the following table:
Cimbrun has a holiday system that uses the two calendars interchangeably, with holidays in the Gregorian calendar and festivals in the Attic calendar.
|Attic New Year||Hekatombaion 1|
|Zeus Epoptes||25 Metageitnon|
|Khalkeia||29 or 30 Metageitnon|
|Gregorian New Year||January 1|
|May Day||May 1|
|Basileus Alexandros' Birthday||May 6|
|Mother's Day||May 9|
|Father's Day||June 20|
|Veteran's Day||October 15|
|Topin Wagglegammon||October 26|
|Merch Monday||November 29|
|Legitimacy Day||December 1|
|New Years' Eve||December 31|