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Kingdom of Imvrassia
Βασίλειο της Ιμβρασίας
|National language||Greek |
English used in foreign affairs
|Official religion||Greek Orthodox Church|
|Monarch of Imvrassia||Queen Aikaterini|
|Supreme Chancellor||The Queen|
|Legislature||The Crown and the Privy Council|
|Formation||11 May 2011|
|Area Claimed||35.928 square meters|
Does not include honorary citizens
|Currency||Euro (€) (EUR)|
Imvrassia, officially the Kingdom of Imvrassia (Greek: Βασίλειο της Ιμβρασίας), is a micronational unitary and constitutional diarchy claiming sovereignty, composed of enclaves in Greece, Spain and the United States.
- 1 History
- 2 National colors and symbols
- 3 Politics
- 4 Ideology of State
- 5 Foreign Affairs
- 6 Administrative division
- 7 Society
- 8 The House of Imvrassia
- 9 External links
- 10 References
With inspiration from the ancient Greek and Roman history, the foundation and independence of Imvrassia was proclaimed on 11 May 2011 by the first monarch and Head of State, Prince Aggelos. On this day, the declaration of independence of Imvrassia was published and announced the establishment of the new state, which was organized as a Principality. Five days later, the Prince gave and enacted the first constitution of Imvrassia, establishing the constitutional monarchy as a political system of governance.
On 07 March 2012, the Government of Imvrassia proceeded to reorganize the Heptarchy of New Herakleia, an inactive Hellenic micronation in Chalkidiki, Greece, proclaiming the creation of a new state, under the rule of the Prince of Imvrassia. Also in this year, on 11 December, Imvrassia put under protectorate status the Despotate of New Mystras. The personal union with the Heptarchy of New Herakleia ended on 12 January 2013 with the Prince's resignation from his position as Head of State. The Imvrassian Government from 01 May 2013, was set together with Mouzilo, under a protectorate status the then Empire of Thrace (from 07 October 2015 has being a Despotate), an inactive micronation with claims in the Eastern Balkan Peninsula. On 28 June 2013 Prince Aggelos was founded a new micronation, the Principality of Koumaradia and on its throne placed his oldest child, Princess Aikaterini. This micronation finally abolished on 04 october 2013 and its territories reintegrated in Imvrassia. As a culmination of diplomatic activity of Imvrassia, was founded on 25 November 2013 the Commonwealth of Hellenic Micronations, with the Imvrassian Monarch assuming the leadership of the Commonwealth. From 15 December 2013 until 19 June 2016 Imvrassia was the only independent Hellenic micronation, after the accession of Mouzilo into the Ashukov Federation and the foundation of the Principality of Doriea.
Since early October 2015, was beginning to develop a separatist movement in the province of Koumaradia which has the support of some members of the Princely House. This has the effect of granting full autonomy to the region by the Crown and the creation of an autonomous state. The autonomy continues until 16 September 2016 when the region begames an Imvrassian Province again. On 21 March 2016, Prince Aggelos assumed the title of King and raise Imvrassia to the status of a Kingdom. In May of 2016, Imvrassia greatly expanded with the annexation of Eleftheria, located in the United States. On 23 June 2016 the Duchy of Argadia which was a Crown land, gained independence and Duke was proclaimed the King of Imvrassia, as Aggelos I Duke of Argadia. On 20 August 2016 the Crown Princess Aikaterini, proclaimed as Queen of Imvrassia equal to the position of King Aggelos, thus transforming the regime of Imvrassia from monarchy to diarchy. On 06 October 2016 King Aggelos reorganized the Commonwealth of Hellenic Micronations to a League of Hellenistic Micronations and remained head of the organization with the title of Hegemon. On 05 November 2016 King Aggelos abdicate from the throne and so Queen Aikaterini remain sole monarch. On 01 December 2016 Imvrassia annexed Orfalia as an Exarchate. On 10 December 2016 Imvrassia annexed as an Exarchate its old protectorate the Despotate of New Mystras, after an agreement with the Despotate's old ruler who became an active micronationalist again. On 14 January 2017 the Council of Ministers adopted again the Diarchy with the proclamation of Caesar Stamatios as joint King equal to the position of Queen Aikaterini.
On 08 April 2018 Imvrassia expanded with the annexation of a new Province, the Euxeinos State which is located in Greece. On 09 August 2018 Imvrassia expanded with the annexation of a new Province, the Duchy of Kalavria which is located in the United States. On 19 August 2018 Queen Aikaterini abdicate from the throne and so King Stamatios remain sole monarch. On 20 November 2018 at an extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet, it was decided to replace the King Stamatios as he did not respond to his duties. The Crown was offered to Princess Aikaterini who accepted it and returned to the throne. On 29 November 2018 Imvrassia expanded with the annexation of a new region, the Province of Athinon which is located in Greece. On 30 November 2018 the Government and the Crown have made a partial revision of the nobility titles, both to their friends and the members of the Royal House. To the heads of state was decided to award the title of Kouropalates and Zoste Patrikia. To the members of the Royal House was decided to award the title of Patrikios or Patrikia, and if they carry out government duties they are able to promote to the titles of Nobelissimos and Zoste Patrikia. The Heir of the Throne will have the title of Caesar or Augusta and will be able to carry out governmental duties as well.
National colors and symbols
The political history of Imvrassia until now is divided in three periods. The first period began with the establishment of the State in May 2011 and ending in October 2013, when it was transformed from a unitary into a federal state. The second season began on 05 October 2013 and lasted until 31 January 2016, when the Prince suspended the operation of the Constitution and the repeal of the federal structure of the state. The third period began on 31 January 2016 and continues.
Unitary State 2011-2013
The first Constitution of Imvrassia was published and came into force on 16 May 2011 and a year later, on 31 May 2012, took place the first revision of the constitution. At this time, the Head of Government was the Minister of State and two governments was formed. The first government lasted from 16 May 2011 to 31 May 2012, led by Marquise Kleio. The second government, led by Princess Aikaterini, lasted from 31 May 2012 to 31 August 2012 and from 10 December 2012 to 15 January 2013. At the period from 31 August 2012 until 10 December 2012, the office of the Minister of State had been temporarily removed. On 15 January 2013, the Prince issued a series of decrees, partly revised the constitution and gathered all the executive power in his hands and the office of the Minister of State had been removed once again.
Federal State 2013-2016
A new chapter began in the history of Imvrassia on 05 October 2013 when the Prince suggested a federal structure for the state and Imvrassia was organized as a Federal Constitutional Monarchy. The purpose of this constitutional change was associate the monarchy with democracy, with a view to promote more interest of the citizens on the political life of the country. Since then has been formed three governments. The first government was led by Princess Aikaterini as Federal Prime Minister, from 05 October 2013 until 20 May 2014. The second government was led by the then Grand Duke Stamatios (promotion to Magistros on 03 October 2015) as Federal Prime Minister from 20 May 2014 until 21 November 2015. The third government has formed on 21 November 2015 by Zoste Patrikia Panagiota and continues. On 01 December 2015, after the proposal of Prince Aggelos, Imvrassia adopted the institution of co-reign. This institution has its origin in Hellenistic and Roman times, and came into force upon the proclamation of Caesar Stamatios at the office of Co - Prince of Imvrassia with the official address of His Highness the Co-Prince of Imvrassia, Stamatios I. This new office was been created in order to assist in the tasks of the Prince and his mandate lasts as long as desired by the Prince. The Constitution of Imvrassia was suspended on 31 January 2016 by the Prince. At the same day the federal structure of the state was also canceled and the co-Prince was dismissed from his duties.
Unitary State 2016-
The Imvrassia became a unitary state again on 31 January 2016, following a decision of the Prince to abolish the federal structure of the state. At the same time he has suspended the operation of the Constitution and began to rule as an absolute monarch. On 03 February 2016 the Prince granted a new constitution and so Imvrassia returned into constitutional governance again as a constitutional monarchy and in addition the institution of co-reign was maintained in the new constitution. On 21 March 2016 Imvrassia proclaimed to the status of a kingdom after the decision of Prince Aggelos to assumed the title of King. On 01 April 2016 King Aggelos appointed Caesar Stamatios as Co-King of Imvrassia with the official address of His Royal Highness the Co-King of Imvrassia, Stamatios I. On 20 August 2016 the Crown Princess Aikaterini, proclaimed as Queen of Imvrassia, with the official address of Her Majesty the Queen of Imvrassia, Aikaterini I equal to the position of King Aggelos, thus transforming the regime of Imvrassia from monarchy to diarchy. On 05 November 2016 King Aggelos abdicate from the throne and so Queen Aikaterini remain sole monarch. On 14 January 2017 the Council of Ministers adopted again the Diarchy with the proclamation of Caesar Stamatios as joint King with the official address of His Majesty the King of Imvrassia, Stamatios I equal to the position of Queen Aikaterini. From 01 January 2018 by Royal Decree Queen Aikaterini assumed the office of Chancellor and became and Head of Government, taking a more active role in the political life of the Kingdom. On 19 August 2018 Queen Aikaterini abdicate from the throne and so King Stamatios remain sole monarch. On 20 November 2018 at an extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet, it was decided to replace the King Stamatios as he did not respond to his duties. The Crown was offered to Princess Aikaterini who accepted it and returned to the throne, while she remained the head of the government.
The current Constitution is in effect since 21 March 2016. The Crown appoints the Head of Government, who is the Supreme Chancellor. The Legislative power is exercised by the Crown and the Privy Council.
The Government is composed by:
- Supreme Chancellor
The Supreme Chancellor supervise, coordinate and conduct all of the executive as Head of the Government and generally managing the day-to-day running of the Kingdom.
- Ministry of State
It is responsible for publishing the decisions of the Government and to exercise supervision and administration over the Royal Guard and the Royal Police.
- Ministry of Internal Affairs and Technology
It is responsible for the internal functioning of the Kingdom, the supervision of the Provinces and Exarchates and everything that has to do with the internet and technological matters.
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
It is responsible for diplomatic relations of the Kingdom with other sovereign states and organizations.
- Ministry of Finance
It is responsible for the proper and useful economic course of the Kingdom to promote social development.
- Ministry of Culture
It is responsible for the design, advocacy, dissemination and protection of the principles and values of Hellenic Culture within the Kingdom.
Ideology of State
The Crown and the government of Imvrassia have adopted as an official principle of policy that Imvrassia continues the Hellenistic and Roman tradition and by extension consider Imvrassia successor of the Hellenistic kingdoms and the Roman Empire. This view is based on facts such as that Imvrassia's declaration of independence held on 11th of May, the same day as Constantinople was declared the new capital of the Roman Empire, that is a micronation whose sovereignty extends in regions of the Eastern Roman Empire, the official language is Hellenic (Greek), ie the language spoken by its inhabitants as well as those in the Eastern Roman Empire and finally by the monarchical regime.
Especially for the official title of the Monarch, has chosen the title of Basileus, a title wich was used by sovereigns in ancient Greece and by the Roman emperors. The Crown and the Government of Imvrassia has not adopted imperial titles, even though for a long time Imvrassia is the only micronation in the old Roman East to claim the political succession of the Roman Empire. From 01 December 2015 Imvrassia has adopted the institution of co - reign, an institution originating from the Hellenistic and Roman times. From 20 August until 05 November 2016 and from 14 January 2017 until 19 August 2018 the Kingdom of Imvrassia was a Diarchy.
Responsible for the foreign relations of Imvrassia, is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As a basic principle for the establishment of diplomatic relations, the government of Imvrassia has adopted the respect of the cultural and political differences between the micronations. Also, the Government of Imvrassia recognizes the independence and sovereignty of each state, which signs a treaty of friendship and mutual recognition. Anyone who wants to come in contact with the Imvrassia in order to initiate diplomatic relations can send e-mail to the address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The administrative division of Imvrassia as a unitary state is consists of two categories. In the first category includes the Despotates which are the lands belonging to the Crown and in the second category includes the rest lands of the state wich are organized into Provinces and Exarchates. Each Despotate can be divided into Lordships and each Province can be divided into Themes. By decision of the Crown can be appoint for each Despotate a Despot, for each Province an Eponymous Archon or a Duke and for an Exarchate an Exarch. Their immediate assistants and deputies have the office of Chancellor. By decision of a Despot, an Eponymous Archon or a Duke can be set to each Lordship (Archontia) or to each Theme a Lord (Archon). The Exarchates (usually former states) has the full inner workings of government and on administrative issues, while allowed the establishment and operation of a representative-public advisory body under the name of the House of Representatives. This body will be under the chairmanship and responsibility of the Exarch.
The Kingdom of Imvrassia is divided into Despotates, Provinces and Exarchates.
|Odrysia||450 square meters||Nobelissimos Aggelos||-|
|Vlamaria||5,821 square meters||Magistros Stamatios||3|
|Nisia||4,500 square meters||Marquise Aikaterini||-|
|Koumaradia||2,716 square meters||Patrikia Theologia||2|
|Mandrida||1,401 square meters||Zoste Patrikia Panagiota||-|
|Euxeinos State||980 square meters||Eponymous Archon Georgios G.||2|
|Duchy of Kalavria||TBA||Marquess Christian||-|
|Athinon||60 square meters||Count Ioannis||-|
|Eleftheria||20,000 square meters||Count Paraskevas Palaiologos||-|
|New Mystras||TBA||Count Cadmus||-|
The Kingdom of Imvrassia accept new citizens and awards them the title of Baron or Baroness of Imvrassia, if they wish. If they do not want a title of nobility, they merely request citizenship and participate in the public life of the Kingdom.
Nobility and Aristocracy
The Crown has the right to award titles of nobility to citizens of the Kingdom, as well as to citizens of other states who support the Kingdom and its purposes. The titles of nobility conferred on residents of the Kingdom, permanent or not, are as follows:
- Caesar and Augousta of Imvrassia (members of the Royal House).
- Nobelissimos (members of the Royal House) / Magistros and Zoste Patrikia of Imvrassia.
- Patrikios and Patrikia of Imvrassia (members of the Royal House).
- Marquess and Marquise of Imvrassia.
- Count and Countess of Imvrassia.
- Baron and Baroness of Imvrassia.
Friendly Heads of State and their officials, the Kingdom awards them the following titles:
- Kouropalates and Zoste Patrikia of Imvrassia (Heads of State).
- Marquess and Marquise of Imvrassia (for officials and members of royal houses).
- Count and Countess of Imvrassia (for officials).
- Baron and Baroness of Imvrassia (for honorary citizens and ambassadors).
On the occasion of the Anniversary of the 11th of May, the founding day of Imvrassia, the Crown of Imvrassia created honorary military titles and award them to the friends and the allies of Imvrassia.
These titles are:
- Domestic of the Schools (Heads of State with armed forces).
- Domestikos (Heads of State without armed forces).
- Protostrator (officials of other states with armed forces).
- Spatharios (officials of other states without armed forces).
- Taxiarch (friends of Imvrassia).
The House of Imvrassia
The ruling Dynasty of Imvrassia is officially called House of Imvrassia. The Monarch of Imvrassia is the Head of the Royal House, of the State and commander-in-chief of the Royal Guard and the Royal Navy, having the ranks of Megas Domestikos and Megas Droungarios.
The members of the Royal House of Imvrassia are considered the direct descendants of the founder of Imvrassia, Aggelos, and the descendants of those. The male members of the House automatically acquire the title of Patrikios and if they carry out government duties they can be promoted to the title of Nobelissimos. The Heir of the Throne has the title of Caesar and can also perform governmental duties. The female members of the House automatically acquire the title of Patrikia and if they carry out government duties they can be promoted to the title of Zoste Patrikia. The Heir of the Throne has the title of Augusta and can also perform governmental duties. Currently, Head of State and the Royal House of Imvrassia is Her Majesty the Queen of Imvrassia, Aikaterini I.
From 02 September 2015, the House of Imvrassia holds the (former) Crown of Orfalia due to the enthronement of the Prince Aggelos as King, with the official title of Angelos II King of Orfalia. On 07 October 2015, Orfalia became an Empire and His Highness changed his title and style to Aggelos I, Emperor of Orfalia. On 23 June 2016 the Duchy of Argadia which was a Crown land, gained independence in order to unite with the Karno-Ruthenian Empire. The then King of Imvrassia, Aggelos I, assumed the title of the Duke of Argadia and create a new state within Karnia-Ruthenia, as the result of the historic friendship between Imvrassia and Ruthenia. On 07 August 2018 at the territory of the former Town of Ionisia was created the Archontia of Ionisia, as a self-governing entity. This regime is temporary and will take a more definitive form in the future. Nobelissimos Aggelos assumed the title of Lord of Ionisia as sovereign.
The active and ceremonial titles of the Imvrassian Royal House are:
- King or Queen of Imvrassia (21 March 2016 - )
- Duke of Argadia (23 June 2016 - )
- Hegemon of the League of Hellenistic Micronations (06 October 2016 - )
- Lord of Ionisia (07 August 2018 - )
- Emperor of Orfalia (07 October 2015 - 01 December 2016)
- King of Orfalia (02 September 2015 - 06 October 2015)
- Prince of Imvrassia (11 May 2011 - 21 March 2016)
- Prince of the Heptarchy of New Herakleia (07 March 2012 - 12 January 2013)
- Prince of New Mystras (11 December 2012 - 15 January 2013)
- Head of the Commonwealth of Hellenic Micronations (25 November 2013 - 05 October 2016)
- Commissioner of the Despotate of Thrace (01 May 2013 - 05 October 2016)
- Despot of New Mystras (05 October 2013 - 05 October 2016)