Karno-Ruthenian Monarchy

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Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia
Oscar I
since 10 March 2016
StyleHis Imperial and Royal Majesty
First monarchOscar I
Formation10 March 2016
  • 19 November 2014 (Kingdom of Ruthenia)
  • 2 February 2016 (Empire of Karnia)
ResidenceHofbau Palace

The Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia is a hereditary imperial and royal title and position proclaimed in 2016 by Oscar I, a member of the House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha. The emperor-kings retained the title of Archduke of Karnia after their ascension to the Throne. The wives of the emperors-kings bore the title of empress-queen, while other members of the family the title archduke or archduchess of Karnia and prince or princesses of Ruthenia.


On 2 February 2016, the Empire of Karnia was founded. From there to the present day, there were two emperors of two separate ruling families. The first Emperor of Karnia was Anton Wenzel, founder of Karnia, who ruled from its foundation until 10 March 2016, when he abdicated the throne in his name and his descendants. His successor is the King of Ruthenia, Oscar of Goëtzën-Thomaz-Rocha. Karnia was founded to be a tribute to the Monarchy of the Habsburgs, and everything in Karnia in fact, refers to it. The title of Emperor is originally "Kaiser" and the titles of other family members be "Archduke" or "Archduchess" are part of a tradition that incorporated new dynasty, and that led to the Karno-Ruthenian Monarchy.

The history of the Ruthenian Monarchy, however, is less recent. On 19 November 2014, after gaining permission from his father, the now Archduke Ari of Karnia, King Oscar of Ruthenia established the Throne of Ruthenia, declaring Ruthenia to be an independent kingdom.[1] The Archduke Ari was the first King of Ruthenia and was succeeded by his son the day after the foundation of the Kingdom. After a moderately troubled beginning, the House of Ruthenia acquired fame and respectability, and over the years ascended to thrones and other joining Ruthenia in several personal unions.

One of those micronations who made a vote of confidence to Ruthenia and joined his project under the leadership of Oscar I was the Empire of Karnia. With many problems to establish a functioning government, a constitution, and especially in achieving recognition of other micronations, they realized a micronational project was much more difficult to drive than they would have imagined. When the Kingdom of Ruthenia offered the necessary help, they accepted enthusiastically, but the cost of this intervention to save the newly created project was to deliver the Imperial Crown to the King of the Ruthenians. In return, the project would be expanded and be at par with the Kingdom of Ruthenia. The result of this negotiation was the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016, that created a common monarchy between the two micronations.

Constitutional powers

The Imperial Constitution kept many rights already exercised by the King of Ruthenia, although as Emperor-King, now he had the Supreme Moderator Power, and not the Supreme Administrative Power, usual for the Ruthenian monarchy. The Emperor-King must represent the Empire abroad, as well as to moderate the Imperial and Royal Government. The Emperor-King is the Head of State and also the cerimonial head of the foreign nations, being able to intervene in the government, make a declaration of war and conclude peace as Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial and Royal Armed Forces. With the advent of the works of the Constitutional Commission and its Imperial Constitution of 2017, it was provided for Karnia-Ruthenia a form of constitutional monarchy based on the Prusso-German model, in which the Emperor is an active ruler and wielded considerable political power over foreign policy and diplomacy which was shared with an elected Imperial Diet. Despite give direct political power to the Emperor, the Constitution established clear limits on the power of the executive branch and the Emperor.

List of monarchs

No. Name Portrait Arms Reign Era
Reign duration
House Title
I Oscar I
10 March
present Ruthenian era
8 years, 4 months, 7 days
House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha Emperor of Karnia and King of Ruthenia
First Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia. Second Emperor of Karnia and second King of Ruthenia. Called "the Constitutional", he was the main author the two constitutions, as well as the civil and penal code of the Kingdom of Ruthenia. He was also the responsible and author of Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016 that founded the Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia.

Arms and standards

The Karno-Ruthenian Monarch is represented by their coat of arms and standards, and also the Empire's official arms in his presence. Members of the Imperial and Royal Family have their own crests, monograms and standards to represent them or their presence somewhere over the Empire and foreign micronations. The use of them are regulated by the Emperor-Kings's Own Office.

Titles of the Emperor

The Emperor-King have an extensive list of titles and claims that reflected the expanse and diversity of the lands ruled by him as well the importance of His Majesty in foreign micronations. The official title of the ruler of Ruthenia and later of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire had been changed several times: on the ocasions when the King of Ruthenia became King of Acrin and King of Horvatia, for example.

His Imperial and Royal Majesty, NN, by the grace of God, Emperor of Karnia and King of Ruthenia, King of Bessabia, King of Acrin, King of Horvatia, Szolnók, Geza, Letingia, Escandia, King of Jestia, etc.; Archduke of Karnia, Grand Duke of Gaussland, Caledonia; Duke of Ladislavia, Hoheneinsamkeit, Weißeswasser, Csorna, Chedowski, Balaton; Grand Prince of Karcag, Margrave of Luftrein, Duke of Persenburg, Götzödorf, Mohács, Pannonhalm, Podenbrad, Gyalla, Oswiencin, Zallanta, Cieszpreg, Fertodin, Rugoz, Árpád; Princely Count of Bihar, Tamaz, Koberg, Gerizia, Grevenia; Prince of Thomaz-Rocha, Bersód; Margrave of Upper and Lower Lusitia; Count of Heves, Feldkirchenberg, Brevento, Szentes, etc.; Lord of Fürstenbergserdboden, Kazin, etc., etc. etc.