Empire of Pavlov

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Empire of Pavlov
Ukrainian: Павлівське Царство

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Flag
Coat of Arms

Pavlovian map with flags.png
Claims in dark blue
Countries in which we claim territory in light blue

Motto:
"God with us!"
Съ нами Богъ!

National Anthem
"Pavlov has not yet died!"
Ще не вмерли Павліви!

Imperial Anthem
"Glory, Glory [to] our Rus' Tsar!"
Слава, слава, нашъ Русскiй Цар!
Capital Kolchaksaray

Official Languages Ukrainian
English

Official religion Roman Catholicism

Demonym Pavlovian

Government Absolute monarchy
 • Tsar and Grand Prince Aleksandr IV
 • Chairman Prince Krištof Slavomirovič Drakonov
 • Grand Inquisitor Anastasia Acido

Legislature Zems’kyj Sobor

Established  
 • As Kingdom of Pavlov 8 July 2012
 • As Empire of Pavlov 1 September 2014

Population 52 Full citizens
274 Honorary citizens
01/2017 census

Currency Pavlovian Hryvna

CGSC 4.2 (2016)
high
EPI 2.8 (2016)
medium

Patron Saint St. George

Website:
pavlov-gov.org

Pavlov, officially the Empire of Pavlov (Ukrainian: Павлівське Царство, Pavlivs’ke Tsarstvo) is a micronational sociocultural project emulating a nation state, ruled as a absolutely monarchy largely based on the culture of the Russian Tsardom and Roman (specifically the Eastern) Empire, with territorial claims on various locations across Europe, Asia, Africa and Antarctica.

The Empire is a "Fifth World" micronation with a score of 10 under the Boodlesmythe-Tallini System and a score of 4.2 under the Linden's Revised System of Classification. Pavlov is a member of the Antarctic Micronational Union and is the successor state of the now defunct Kingdom of Pavlov.

Pavlov can be classified as a historical simulation of the medieval Rus principalities, Russia under Ivan Grozny, and the Roman Empire, being an example of themed micronationalism; as such, it reintroduced the Oprichnina[1] and the Julian Calendar[2]. Its government is known for its conservative views, support of the Flat Earth theory and many bans, such as on atheism, shaving, music[3] and communism. The name of the Emperor of Pavlov, Alexander IV, is styled in the way of continuing the numeration of the Russian Grand Princes.

Etymology

An old photograph of Graham Land, the initial claim of the Empire.

The etymological origin of "Pavlov" has been a matter of great debate among Pavlovian historians and philosophers. The two most popular theories of the origin of the name "Pavlov" are that it is either named after the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov or Saint Paul, the patron saint of the historical Kingdom of Pavlov.

History

Pre-Pavlovian history

The region where the modern Pavlovian capital of Kolchaksaray is now located was first charted by the 1897-99 Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Adrien de Gerlache, who named the area Liège Island after the Belgian city of Liège.[4]

Kingdom of Pavlov

Main article: Kingdom of Pavlov

The Kingdom of Pavlov was founded on 8 July 2012 by by His Majesty Alexander IV as a new nation project experimenting with absolute monarchy. As membership in the government grew over the course of late 2012, Pavlov experimented with other types of government, including a short period as a republic, before finally becoming a constitutional monarchy in December. In March 2013, friendly diplomatic ties between Pavlov and the Russian micronation Lostisland grew following the election of His Majesty Alexander IV as one of the Captain Regent of the Republic of Lostisland while the other Captain Regent, Yaroslav Mar, was elected Prime Minister of Pavlov. As the leadership of both Pavlov and Lostisland were involved heavily in the others internal affairs, a merger was proposed and discussed by both countries. Following successful referenda, in which both Pavlov and Lostisland voted to merge, a treaty of unification was signed between the leaders of the two countries. On 19 April 2013, the Federal Republic of Lostisland was established and former Lostislandic Yaroslav Mar was selected to serve as Federal President while His Imperial Majesty Alexander IV was selected to serve as Prime Minister. Pavlov was integrated within the new union as the Federation of Pavlov.

Pavlov crisis

Main article: Republic of Pavlov

Although the initial month was relatively stable, tensions between the central federal government and the Federation of Pavlov began following a series of pro-separatist civil unrest led by the Alexander IV's cousin, a prominent Pavlovian nobleman.[5] Following the end of the unrest, Alexander IV's cousin was exiled. The exile of his cousin eventually led to Alexander IV stepping down as Prime Minister of Lostisland[6] and unilaterally declaring the independence of the Republic of Pavlov. Following the proclamation of the Republic of Pavlov, the conflict expanded to an international level.

In an effort to end the crisis, Federal loyalists and forces loyal to the Republic of Pavlov began negotiating a solution to the conflict. The negotiations eventually ended with the dissolution of the Republic of Pavlov and the re-integration of the Federation of Pavlov (later renamed to Belastrova) within the Federal Republic of Lostisland.

Foundation of the Grand Principality

Although, since the end of the Pavlov crisis, the House of Karapavlovič had been operating as a house-in-exile, proposals were made by both the House of Karapavlovič and federal government of Lostisland to allow the royal house-in-exile to return to Belastrova. However, although the Pavlovian royal house-in-exile and the federal government of Lostisland managed to reconcile and develop an amicable relationship, a final agreement was not reached until 14 September 2014. On 14 September, the House of Karapavlovič was allowed by the Antarctic Micronational Union to assert sovereignty over the Antarctic claims of the former Grand Principality of Snežanopol[7] and established the Grand Principality of Pavlov. The new Pavlovian state was recognized by the Federal Republic of Lostisland,[8] mere minutes after its proclamation.

Following the proclamation of the new Pavlovian state, Grand Prince Alexander IV passed a set of laws in order preserve national stability. On 8 October 2014, a constitution was accepted by the Grand Prince Alexander IV which allowed the creation of political parties and public property. Following the ratification of the new constitution, three political parties were established: the Pan-Turkist Islamic Movement, the National-Orthodox Pavlovian Noble's Party and the Social Liberal Party. On 9 October 2014, the former Republic of Derskovia was integrated within Pavlov as an autonomous region and former President Shady Morsi was selected as Governor-General of Derskovia.

The new state's first democratic elections took place in October 2014, ending with the National-Orthodox Pavlovian Noble's Party winning the election and became the largest party represented in the National Council. Following its election, the National-Orthodox Pavlovian Noble's Party began to campaign for reforms to return Pavlov to its previous form. During the second session of the Nation Council, the Metropolitan Cyril proposed a bill in which the constitution would be abolished and the National Council dissolved. The bill passed with the support of the majority of the National Council and the decision was universally applauded by the citizens of Pavlov.[9]

Photograph of the claims of Nazir, named Nov Asenovgrad

From Grand Principality to Empire

In August 2014, Pavlov declared itself the fourth Rome.[10] Following the decision, a large amount of Pavlovian institutions were reformed. The Pavlovian Estates-General decided to award the titles of Imperator, Augustus and the styling of Imperial Majesty to Alexander IV[11] and Pavlov was reformed into an empire.

During 2015, the Empire followed an isolationist foreign policy and mostly concentrated on internal development. During this period, the Empire co-hosted numerous summits in Moscow, with members of the Russophone community such as the Federal Republic of Lostisland, the Soviet Socialist Republic of Nadiria, the Republic of Eslande and the Kingdom of Nazir represented. In late 2015, the Emperor and Autocrat commissioned a new anthem to be composed by a famous Russian composer[12] and the development of a new, innovative eGovernment portal.[13]

2016 Constitution

In June 2016, the Emperor and Autocrat Alexander IV ratified a new Constitution for the empire.[14] The new constitution saw decisions made on controversial issues and a more liberal government policy was established. Due to difference in stances on foreign relations between the leaders of Lostisland and Pavlov, the 2014 Treaty of Eternal Friendship and Mutual Recognition was declared void by mutual consent. In July, Pavlov's first government since the ratification of the new constitution was appointed by the Emperor, led by Count Frederik of Prerjë-e-kokës.[15]

Landcape of Ledjanoj Ostrov

Recent developments

In late 2016, Pavlov rapidly expanded following the peaceful annexations of Hasanistan,[16] Carpathia,[17] Akebar[18], the Principality of the Qërimoğulları[19] and other regions. On 12 October, a new government was appointed by the Emperor, led by Krishtof von Drakon.

On 3 December, the Ministry of National Security and Internal Affairs uncovered a foreign-backed plot planned by the Viceroy of Daljam Pavle Savovic.[20] Savovic and his accomplices planned to unilaterally secede from Pavlov and establish a independent Pavlist dictatorship. His Imperial Majesty Alexander IV subsequently exiled Savovic and his supporters. Daljam had been placed under a state of emergency in reaction to the crisis.

Following a period of instability and inactivity, the Pavlovian government decided to push for reforms and a constitutional referendum was decided to be held between 1-3 February. Although the referendum successfully took place, due to a low turnout, the Emperor took over absolute control of the government and passed the 2017 Government Act.[21]

National colors and symbols

The 2016 Constitition, the Imperial Decree of 18 March 2016 and the Imperial Decree of 4 February 2017 establishes by law the national symbols of the Empire of Pavlov.[22][23] The official National Symbols of the Empire consist of the National- and State Flags, the Maritime Flag, the Imperial Standard, the Greater and Lesser Coat of Arms and the National Anthem.

Flags

The national flag of the Empire of Pavlov was designed in 2012 by Alexander IV, the then King of Pavlov. It consists of two two halves, one in Pavlovian blue and the other in white, symbolising the sky and eternal heaven above and the snow on the earth below. According to Pavlovian folklore, the flag was first seen in history during the Battle of the Kulikovo as it was carried by one of the bannermen of Prince Dmitry Ioannovich Donskoj of Moscow. The State Flag of the Empire of Pavlov consists of the national flag having a golden canton carrying the Lesser Coat of Arms.

The Imperial Standard consists of a Purple field portraying a gold icon of Jesus Christ, four circles containing the Chi Rho and the Greek letters ALPHA and OMEGA. In the border the text reads as follows:

Looking from the heavens above, accept us miserables, visit us, who are hardened by our sins, oh Merciful Lord, with the prayers of the Virgin Mary and grant great mercy to our souls. Us wrongdoers have fallen into a hole, and implore you from the depth of our hearts, you the Word, hasten your generosity and help us with your mercy.

Coat of Arms Pre-2017

The former Coat of Arms of Pavlov was designed in 2015 by Alexander IV. It featured the Escutcheon containing the lesser Coat of Arms of the then House of Karapavlovič, the ruling house of Pavlov. The Crown was the official heraldic crown used by the Empire; the escutcheon was supported by the Archangels St. Michael and St. Gabriel, and featured the official motto of the State and the then House of Karapavlovič, “Сіла моья в боге“, which would roughly translate into “My strength is in God”. It was described in the Charter of the Empire of Pavlov as follows:

The Greater Coat of Arms contains the escutcheon with the double-headed eagle described above, crowned by the helmet of Grand Prince Saint Alexander Nevsky and encircled by the chain of the Order of St. Andrew, the First-Called; on either side -- depictions of Archangel Michael and Archangel Gabriel; above all -- a gold pavilion studded with two-headed eagles and lined with ermine bearing the inscription: “My strength is through God”; above the pavilion -- the Imperial crown and State gonfalon. Around the escutcheon are depicted the ancestral coat of arms of His Imperial Majesty and the coat of arms belonging to the Realms of Montrouge, Snezhanopol, Nazir, Daljam, the Isles, Akebar, Qerimogullari, the Carpathia and Hasanistan; above the pavilion -- combined on six shields the coat of arms of the other Principalities and Provinces, named in the full Imperial title.

Current Coat of Arms

The current Coat of Arms of Pavlov was designed in 2017 by Alexander IV. It features the double-headed eagle supporting the Escutcheon of the House of Bekbulatov-Karapavlovič crowned by three Imperial crowns. The Escutcheon of the House of Bekbulatov-Karapavlovič is described as follows:

Gules, an armoured knight armed cap-à-pie mounted on a horse argent holding in his dexter hand a sword argent above his head, a shield Azure hangs on the sinister shoulder charged with a Tryzub (trident) Or. The horse saddles, straps and belts all Azure. The hilt of the sword and the fastening of the sheath, the stirrups, the curb bits of the bridle, the horseshoes, as well as the decoration of the harness, all Or.

State organization and politics

Pavlov is governed as a unitary absolute monarchy, ruled by the House of Bekbulatov-Karapavlovič. The head of the House of Bekbulatov-Karapavlovič, currently HIM Emperor Alexander IV, serves as the head of state while the Chairman of Zems’kyj Sobor serves as the head of government. The Emperor is advised by the Privy Council, a body which they can consult for non-binding advice and suggestions.

Government

Main article: Zems’kyj Sobor

In Pavlov, the Emperor holds de jure control of all executive, legislative and judicial powers. However, the Emperor shares legislative and executive powers with a council known as the Zems’kyj Sobor. The Zems’kyj Sobor is one of the few legislatures in the world to not conduct its duties physically, instead preferring to conduct them virtually.
M1 inside the Province of Psatura

State divisions

The territory of Pavlov is divided into seven provinces, usually divided based on geography or culture. These provinces are led by governors who are appointed by the Emperor. As Pavlov is a unitary state, governors of Pavlov hold minimal levels of power and power is generally vested in the central government. The provinces themselves may be divided into further subdivisions, however these subdivisions are generally ceremonial and non-official.

List of provinces

Flag Coat of Arms Full Name Date of Integration Population Capital Regional language(s) Governor
Flag-of-kolchaksaray.png Lesser-CoA-Pavlov-2017.png Hrejmanna Not applicable
16
Kolchaksaray Pavlovian None
KingdomofNazir.png Coat-of-arms-Nazir.png Nazir 10 August 2016
5
Nov Asenovgrad Slovak Prince Krištof Slavomirovič Drakonov
Hasanistan.png Royal-coat-of-arms-hasanistan.png Hasanistan 11 August 2016
8
Iskenderabat Hasani Boyar Hasan Hasanovič Tsakarin
CarpathiaNewFlag.png CarpathiaNewCoA1.png Carpathia 11 October 2016
2
Alexandrești Romanian Oksana Gerajmovich
Flag of Montrouge.jpg Royal-coa-montrouge.png Montrouge 14 October 2016
3
None official French None
Flag-of-tsardom-of-psatura.png PsaturaCOA.png Psatura 4 February 2017
4
Arsura Sakae Albanian Boyar Shady Hosamovič Morsijev
Mountainous area around Hasanistani claims

Foreign affairs

Main article: Foreign relations of Pavlov

The foreign relations of the Empire of Pavlov are implemented by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs. The power to grant official diplomatic recognition of sovereignty lies primarily with the Monarch, but is made on the advise of the Chairman of Zems’kyj Sobor. Although Pavlov is not internationally recognized by any member of the United Nations, it does hold formal diplomatic relations with various micronational entities, and is a member of one international organization, the Antarctic Micronational Union. Pavlov's foreign relations are influenced by the official foreign policies of Pavlov. Since its founding, the Empire has implemented a policy of isolation which was changed in mid-2016 by mutual consent of the Emperor and the then recently appointed First Minister.

Military

Main article: Armed Forces of Pavlov

The Pavlovian Armed Forces are composed of the Imperial Oprichnina, which serves as the imperial guard and the secret police, and the Army. Pavlov has the second largest standing micronational military force, behind the Saffron Army of Aryavart, with an estimated strength of <number> active military personnel, according to the most recent government estimate.

Culture

The Pavlovian Rus' culture retains much of the culture of the Imperial Family, which is said to be a mix of Turkic and Ukrainian cultures. It places an important emphasis on family, tradition and religion. Other aspects of the Pavlovian Rus' culture include Polo matches, Classical music and the Arts, and the Saturday mass.

Language

Main article: Pavlovian language
The Pavlovian Language (Павлівской Єзикъ, Pavlivskoj Jeziků) is a constructed language, built and primarily spoken in Pavlov. It has elements from Slavic languages, mostly from Old Church Slavonic and Old East Slavic. It is currently regulated by the University of St. Achmed the Calligrapher. The language is written in Cyrillic.

However, due to Pavlov being a multi-ethnic state, in everyday use the citizens use their respective native languages. The official language of the Empire is the Ukrainian language, but the English language is the official legislative language and is also widely used in the Empire. The Themes of the Empire are entitled by law to their own national languages.

National holidays

Name Date (Gregorian) Notes
Christmas Eve 6 January Traditional commemoration of the birth of Jesus.
Christmas Day 7 January Traditional commemoration of the birth of Jesus.
New Year's Day 14 January The first day of the year.
Theophany 19 January Celebration of the revelation of God as human in his Son Jesus.
Day of the Capture of Paris 19 March Celebrating the end of the 1812 War against Napoleon Bonaparte, considered by Pavlov to have been a false Emperor.
Easter Between 1 April and 1 June Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.
Time of Troubles commemoration 6 April Day of Remembrance for the Blinding of Tsar Simeon Bekbulatovich of all Rus'; start of the time of troubles
Victory day 9 May Day of Victory of the Pavlovian Rus' over Nazism and Communism
Sürgünlik commemoration 18 May Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Crimean Tatar genocide
St Valentine's day 6 July Celebration of love and affection
Day of Pavlov 30 August Day of celebration of the establishment of the Pavlovian State
Kulikovo Day 8 September Commemoration of the Battle of Kulikovo
Imperial day 17 October Celebrating the birthday of the first monarch of the Empire, Alexander IV
St. Demetrius Day 8 November Celebrated as last day of possibility of Matrimony in the year
St. Michael the Archangel Day 21 November Celebrated as national holiday in Daljam (Part of the Province Psatura)

References

  1. "Grand Prince enacts the Oprichina". The Pavlovian Pravda. 20 September 2014.
  2. "Grand Prince bans Communism, bans shaving, bans Gregorian calendar, introduces Jus Primae Noctis, summons Estates-General". The Pavlovian Pravda. 1 November 2014.
  3. "Lord Tsar bans music". The Pavlovian Gazette. 13 February 2017.
  4. "Liège Island". SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer.
  5. "Pavlovian nobleman anathemated by President". Lostisland News Archive. 8 May 2013.
  6. "Tezcan resigns, Irinia Sopas the new prime minister". Lostisland News Archive. 11 May 2013.
  7. "Pavlov is not dead yet: House in Exile announces restoration of the state". Lostisland News. 14 September 2014.
  8. "Decree On the Recognition of the Grand Principality of Pavlov". Lostisland News. 14 September 2014.
  9. "National Council dissolved, constitution abolished". The Pavlovian Pravda. 31 October 2014.
  10. "Pavlov proclaimed the Fourth Rome, Qerimbasy Selcukyan appointed secretaries of propaganda and foreign relations". The Pavlovian Pravda. 30 September 2014.
  11. "Deniz Grozny granted titles of Imperator and Augustus". The Pavlovian Pravda. 22 December 2014.
  12. "Pavlovian Anthem gets completed". The Pavlovian Gazette. 24 March 2016.
  13. "Oksana Geraymovich: A new era for Micronational e-Government". The Pavlovian Gazette. 25 February 2016.
  14. "Sovereign Emperor ratifies Constitution". The Pavlovian Gazette. 21 June 2016.
  15. "Frederik the Count of Prerje-e-Kokes appointed First Minister of the State Council". The Pavlovian Gazette. 14 July 2016.
  16. "Hasanistan joins the Empire; Emperor annexes vassal states". The Pavlovian Gazette. 11 August 2016.
  17. "Carpathia to join the Empire of Pavlov". The Pavlovian Gazette. 11 October 2016.
  18. "Charter of the Empire of Pavlov passed; Akebar joins the Empire". The Pavlovian Gazette. 14 October 2016.
  19. "Imperial assent given to ban of dual micro-citizenship". The Pavlovian Gazette. 25 October 2016.
  20. "Lord Emperor banishes Viceroy of Daljam and his accomplices". The Pavlovian Gazette. 3 December 2016.
  21. "Constitutional referendum sees low turnout; Emperor takes absolute control". The Pavlovian Gazette. 4 February 2017.
  22. "Constitution of the Empire of Pavlov". Government website of the Empire of Pavlov.
  23. "Imprial Decree of the 5 March 2016". Government website of the Empire of Pavlov. 5 March 2016.

See also