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Hortanian National Party
|Hortanian National Party|
Rextudatlā Wextowiron Sorreniyācon
|Leader||King Ronald I|
|Newspaper||'The King's Herald'|
• Hortanian Nationalism
The HNP traces its existence back to the Republic of Hortania, where it intermittently served within government and opposition.
After several years of stagnation in Hortania, and the dissolution of the party, it returned to prominence in the latter months of the Hortanian Empire, when party leader Damian Billbrough signed a treaty that joined Hortania to the Kingdom of Sorrenia as a county.
Republic of Hortania
Founded in 2015, the HNP was initially elected to government, although it eventually lost this position to the Party of the Hortanian Left.
The HNP was strongly supportive of several electoral reforms during this period, including the creation of the Guidance Council and the introduction of a new electoral method. The party also defended the Islamic Unity Party against a lawsuit levied by Alexei Janiszewski.
The Republic of Hortania went through many organisational iterations, with the HNP eventually falling into obscurity while new political parties emerged.
In 2017, Damian Billbrough recreated Hortania as an Empire. Initially, various political parties were allowed to organise, and a government was formed by the Fair and Just Party.
After stagnation once again set in, Billbrough disbanded the political parties and reformed the HNP. Shortly after, he signed the Treaty of Hortanian Unity, surrendering his position as Emperor.
Treaty of Hortanian Unity
The Treaty signed Hortanian sovereignty over to the Kingdom of Sorrenia, disbanding the Hortanian Empire and recreating the micronation as a county of Sorrenia.
The Treaty also secured several provisions, including greater cultural autonomy and the ability to create certain legislation.
Since entering into government, the HNP has sought to secure Hortanian powers above what was guaranteed in the Treaty of Hortanian Unity, including the creation of a White Rose Parliament, additional constituencies in Bradford and an independent Hortanian church, akin to the Church of Amon Lasgalen.
The HNP consistently wins a third of the seats in Hortania, primarily sourcing its support from middle class areas and the traditional heartlands of Hortania.
|Election year||%||seats won||+/-||Government|
|2015 I||38||▲ 2||in opposition|
|2018 III||5||▲ 3||junior party in coalition|
|2018 IV||3||▼ 2||junior party in coalition|
|2019 I||3||▲ 2||junior party in coalition|
Timeline of Party Leaders
|Picture||Name||Term start||Term end||Notes|
Factions in the HNP have predominantly formed over economic issues. A third faction - the separatists - aim to restore Hortania as an independent nation, however they are a very small subsection of the party, and the party leadership has at times considered expelling the separatists, given the party's loyalist stance:
• Conservatism - the 'blues' generally support laissez-faire economic policies, and are most comparable to the moderate members of the British Conservative Party
• Centrism - the 'purples' support a more centrist economic policy, and are also generally more socially liberal, comparable to the Sorrenian NDLP
• Separatism - the separatists are the more radical of the three factions, calling for a referendum on Hortania's membership in Sorrenia, on which they would campaign to leave. The separatists are small, with party leaders strongly distancing themselves from the separatist faction