State of Herzetia
State of Herzetia
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The State of Herzetia, more commonly known as Herzetia, is a micronation located in the US State of Oregon. It was created by ex-caliph A.Y on 27 November 2020 following the dissolution of the First Grand Herzetian Caliphate. Herzetia is made up of 5 provinces and 2 territories and has a permanent population of 6. Herzetia is a member state of the Micronational Assembly, and the prime minister previously served as a councilman in the organization, and currently serving as its Attorney.
The name "Herzetia" was invented by the current ruler of the micronation and has no direct ties to anything intentionally, although the German word for "heart" is "herz".
Herzetia's flag has always possessed the same core design: a tricolor of white, yellow, and blue, with a lighter blue circle in the middle. The flag does not have any particular meaning. It is commonly confused to be a mimic of the flag of classical liberalism, but this is entirely coincidental.
Prior to being an actual nation, Herzetia existed on the popular political simulation website Nationstates. A.Y, Herzetia's founder, was interested in political simulations, and found Nationstates as a suitable pastime.
Kingdom of Herzetia
On March 25, 2018, A.Y founded the Democratic Socialist Kingdom of Herzetia, and declared independence from the United States. A.Y, who established himself king of the micronation, was dissatisfied with the US' political culture and economic systems, and wished to be separate for it; thus, Herzetia first existed as a political statement. A declaration of independence does (or did) exist, but its whereabouts are unknown. Herzetia's initial claims were ludicrous and untenable, but were later sized down to avoid ridicule within the community. Herzetia, originally, essentially existed as a democratic state despite its title; it possessed a three-branch government, a written constitution, and free and fair elections. The monarchy was even elected. Its original currency was the Herzetian Ruble, which had a conversion rate of two rubles for $1 USD. No rubles were ever printed or used in economic exchange. Herzetia maintained diplomatic relations with the, Republic of Mativati, the Federation of the United States, New Cuba, the Federation of Imperial States, and the United Ocean States, with which it fought in a war against the Latalle Monarchy, and exchanged land.
The Moo-Cowville War
Inspired by the creation of Herzetia, the king's younger brother created the nation of Moo-Cowville. The brothers quickly became dissatisfied with peace, and declared war on one another out of sheer boredom. Only one battle occurred, known today as the Battle of the Grasslands, which resulted in a tactical and strategic draw. The brothers eventually decided the war should end, but no treaty was written for this purpose. Footage of the war exists, and is preserved in Herzetian archives.
A.Y discovered the Micronational Assembly through the YouTube channel Free Thoughts and Ideas. He was quick to locate the organization on Google+ and Discord, and Herzetia was admitted to the organization sometime from December of 2018 to January of 2019. Shortly after its admission, it was offered a seat in the Imperium Americana, but A.Y rejected the offer, opting to remain an independent leader. Herzetia has remained in the MA, whether as a delegate state or an observer, ever since, with A.Y currently acting as the nation's representative and the organization's Chief Justice, along with previously having served as a councilman, scribe, Deputy Justice, and acting chairman.
The Herzetian Insurgency
On August 8, 2020, the Herzetian Insurgency began, which resulted in an insurgent victory the following day. All of Herzetia was occupied by the rebels, A.Y was forced to abdicate, and the Kingdom was dissolved.
First Grand Herzetian Caliphate
After the Kingdom was officially dissolved, the First Grand Herzetian Caliphate was propped up in its place, with the former king acting as Alkahlifat Aleazim Ashar al'awal, or Grand Caliph Asher I. During this period of time, Herzetia dedicated itself to the spread of Islam throughout the micronational world, and fought as a member of the Tungsten Pact during the Tungsten-MACP War. It was also during this time that Herzetia became solidified within the Korp Sector. The First Grand Herzetian Caliphate was abolished on November 27, 2020, and Herzetia in its current iteration was established.
State of Herzetia
Following the State of Herzetia's establishment, A.Y took the title of Prime Minister, currently acting as despot over all of the nation. There are almost no citizens, so democracy doesn't function. However, the Prime Minister has plans to restructure the government if Herzetian gains more citizens. During this period, the Herzetian Department of Trade was established, province names and flags were changed, and new territories have been added. Herzetia now stands as a relatively isolated and stoic nation, but it is open to conducting diplomacy and interacting with other nations.
Politics and government
The State of Herzetia is a despotic state, with a prime minister who controls all functions and aspects of the Herzetian government, economy, military, judicial system, and all other functions. No elections take place, and no political parties are allowed.
Herzetia does not have its own currency, instead opting to use the United States Dollar (USD). The Herzetian Department of Trade (HDT) oversees all economic exchange that is conducted domestically, as well as with foreign nations. Herzetia's main export is baked goods such as hardtack, which it can export through the mail to other micronations.
The Herzetian military is comprised of one branch, the Herzetian Army. During the days of the monarchy, the military also encompassed an air force, but the only serviceable Herzetian aircraft was unfortunately damaged beyond repair during a training exercise. The army uses a traditional and simple military structure, with recruited or conscripted soldiers having opportunities to be promoted to higher ranks. The army's tactics resemble those of guerilla warfare, although the army may use a variation on Napoleonic tactics if needed, with the use of single-shot rifles, to increase efficiency. Soldiers can be recruited or conscripted from the civilian population. The Herzetian army's uniform has evolved greatly over the years: initially, standard issue for enlisted men was a black shirt, trousers and boots, a tricorne hat, and a nerf or water gun, though these weapons were quickly thrown out in favor of airsoft rifles in late 2018. Standard issue today for Herzetian infantry consists of a brown/tan shirt/coat, butternut trousers, black boots, a kepi or helmet, a simple chest rig, a webbing consisting of a belt and pouch, a small leather bag for carrying orders or other documents, and a .177 caliber bb rifle. Standard artillery issue consists of a gray shirt, gray trousers, black boots, a kepi or helmet, a large bag for carrying rounds and combustion fluid, and a .177 caliber pistol for self-defense. Non-commissioned and commissioned officers can be discrepated from the common enlisted men by insignia emblazoned somewhere on their uniforms, by special items and gear, or uniform color. Civilians may be drafted into service during times of war or crisis and may choose to leave once the conflict is over, or may be discharged otherwise. The State of Herzetia has not been involved in any armed conflicts thus far, but its predecessors have.
Herzetia has strong diplomatic relations with the following nations:
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Herzetia is a part of the following organizations:
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Herzetia has diverse geography, ranging from the thick forests of Kravia and Aldun to the open, dry grasslands of the Sulena territory. Populations of birds and small mammals are especially present in Herzetian land, with the occasional mountain lion or deer.
Herzetian subdivisions are called provinces. Herzetia also controls multiple territories, that it maintains through the use of its military.
Provinces are fully integrated Herzetian subdivisions, some of which have permanent population, and are easy to exercise control over.
Territories are Herzetian claims that are not fully integrated within the nation, do not possess a permanent population, and are controlled primarily through military expeditionary force.