Kingdom of Ebneria
|Kingdom of Ebneria (eng)|
Königreich Ebneria (deu)
Motto: "Ehre, Mut und Treue" Also "Wenig ist Mehr"
"Honor, Courage and Loyalty" Also "Less is More"
Royal anthem: Preußens Gloria
Anthem: Ebneria the Beautiful
|Official languages||English, German|
|Roman I Conqueror|
• Leader of The Council
|Roman I Conqueror|
|1 February 2018|
|28 August 2018|
|Currency||Ebnerian Leaf, Ebnerian Penny|
|Drives on the||right|
The Kingdom of Ebneria, more commonly known as Ebneria, is a micronation located in southwestern Wisconsin in the vicinity of the City of La Crosse and the Minnesota/Wisconsin state border. On the 1 February 2018 at 7:30 PM (CST), the Kingdom of Ebneria was founded, and Roman declared himself absolute monarch. Ebneria was created as a hobby project, and has (mostly) remained as such since its founding. Roman began creating micronations in 2015, but did not know what it was until a few years later. For the history of all territorial changes, go to the History tab.
Ebneria is a monarchy which includes elements of a more democratic system, with state and citizen representation(The Council) and a court system(the Supreme Court). These and other functions of the government can be found in the sole binding document and supreme law of the land, the Ebnerian Articles of Governance(EAG).
Foreign/Political relations, as stated in the EAG, are to be carried out as described in the following excerpts from Article 8: Political Relations: “ Alliances are maintained by the Council and the King through communication with said groups or states.”(Article 8, Section 1). “Creating an alliance is forming a treaty. Therefore, two nations who have established an alliance are at peace with one another.”(Article 8, Section 2). Ebneria has formed alliances with other micronations, although their current status is unknown.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Politics and Government
- 4 Law and Order
- 5 Foreign Relations
- 6 Military
- 7 Geography and Climate
- 8 Economy
- 9 Culture and Demographics
- 10 Contact
The name “Ebneria” comes from the coulee in which Ebneria is located, Ebner Coulee.
On 1 February 2018 at exactly 7:30 PM (CST), the Kingdom of Ebneria was declared with Roman as its absolute monarch and sole citizen. On 31 August 2018 at 10:30 AM (CST), independence from the Town of Shelby was declared, though whether officially recognized by the township remains uncertain. As Ebneria has a long and oftentimes foggy history due to the lack of proper documentation, all known important historical events are recorded below. Some of these events were indeed documented, while others had to be determined by cross-referencing different sources as well as some added guesswork. These will be updated periodically.
Important dates in Ebnerian History
(Note: Ebnerian history is thus far separated into three distinct eras):
First Government(Early Summer 2018)
- 1 February 2018-7:30 PM - Ebneria Founded
- 19 May 2018 - First official flag created
- 19 May 2018-5:47 PM - Flag planted, first land claimed, territories of Nord-Ebner Dreieck, Ostlicher Wald founded.
First Flag of Ebneria:
The color green represents opposite banks of a stream with a light blue band(water) running between. The crescent represents the moon rising over Ebneria.
- 21 June 2018 - City state and capital of Rote-Kiefer established, Abgeschrägter-Boden established, Sandiger Boden splits from Nord-Ebner
- 27 June 2018 - creation and first official test of the Royal Seal on postage
Sometime during the Summer of 2018, the government was disbanded and reformed at the official declaration of Roman I. This declaration is undated, but due to the fact that the flag at the bottom is that of the old administration, it is suspected that soon after creating and testing the official seal, this message was written.
Second Government "Ebnerian Empire"(Summer 2018 - 17 January 2021)
Second Flag of Ebneria:
The color green represents the vast forests that are under Ebnerian control. Blue represents the sky above, an endless and expansive frontier; also the water which gives life to the land. Blue also features on the crest of Ebneria alongside the golden stag found in the upper left hand corner of the flag.
- 1 September 2018-9:30 PM - Incorporation of Cliffwood, Bluffview, Ravinia, North Ravinia, Chicago Islands, Westrich Protectorate
- 9 September 2018-Afternoon - Rimland founded, alliance created w/ Ebneria
- 11 September 2018-Shop Class - Rimland annexes Cameron’s spot
- October 2018 - First Ebnerian bills/currency printed
- 3 January 2019-Morning - Duchess Crystal of Cliffwood dies
- 8 June 2019-Evening - EAG established & ratified
- 26 November 2020 - Empire of New Rome disbanded
(Transition of Government begins)
- 16 January 2021 - Dissolution of any and all territories existing outside of the 1-acre land area of the capital.
- 17 January 2021 - Dissolution of the Supreme Court, official titles retracted from rulers of dissolved territories, powers of the court given to the Council, remaining land divided into 7 distinct states(Farnland, Gartenland, Hain, Hausstadt, Hinterhof, Nord-Ebner Dreieck, and Vorhof); the EAG(Ebnerian Articles of Governance) is temporarily suspended for revision.
Third Government(18 January 2021 - Present)
The Third Ebnerian Government was put into effect on 18 January of 2021 following multiple Royal Proclamations issued by the King that massively reduced the Kingdom's land area and reorganized the government. Due to the leader's wish to pursue other hobbies, the Kingdom will be in hibernation until further notice.
Politics and Government
Ebneria is a monarchy ruled by the House of Westrich. The throne is hereditary. The first and current reigning monarch is Roman I Conqueror, whose reign began on 1 February 2018. Heir Apparent to the throne is current President of Ravinia and Duchess of Cliffwood, Anya of House Westrich.
Ebnerian Articles of Governance(EAG)
See Main Page:Ebnerian Articles of Governance
Law and Order
In absence of an official law enforcement system, the Royal Guard is responsible for the nation’s defense. However, there is an amendment in the works which will attempt to establish an elected government position which will only be occupied by a single person who will be responsible for enforcing the laws of the EAG.
Commonwealth of Rimland
On the afternoon of 9 September 2018, a Parliamentary Monarchy by the name of the Commonwealth of Rimland was established by one of Roman's friends, Chris M. Roman told him about the Kingdom of Ebneria, which sparked his interest in creating Rimland. Chris intended to purchase a pet crab and install it as head of state under the name of King Crustacean I, though this plan never came to fruition. He installed himself as Prime Minister and head of government. Rimland's government was to be based on that of the United Kingdom. The Commonwealth claimed to have an alliance with another micronation under the control of Chris' cousin by the name of the Shogunate of Barron(Located in Barron, Wisconsin) but this claim could never be verified, though the Shogunate was reputed to have a strong military and even an array of defensive trenches guarding their territory. The Commonwealth's name was based on the concept of the Halo ring from the popular video game Halo. Rimland forged an alliance with Ebneria on the same day of its foundation, though whether this alliance still exists is unknown. On 11 September 2018 during Shop Class at Lincoln Middle School, Chris declared the annexation of Cameron's spot by the Commonwealth of Rimland. No Ebnerian records of the Commonwealth's activities can be found after this event. There was a sort of rivalry between the two micronations, a Cold War of sorts. In Winter of 2018, Chris announced that the Commonwealth was gone, and in its place the Imperium of Man had been founded with Chris himself as Emperor of Mankind. The name and government system was inspired by the fictional Imperium of Man in the tabletop game Warhammer 40k. Sometime in early 2019 the Imperium wrote and adopted a constitution supposedly based on the Federal Republic of Germany's constitution. As the official language of the Imperium was designated to be Latin, the constitution was Google Translated, thus skewing its intended meaning. It is currently unknown whether the Imperium is still active, though it is presumed to be defunct. As of 2020, Ebneria has no existing foreign relations with any nation, state or entity. The Kingdom of Ebneria is always willing to forge new political relations.
The Captain of the Royal Guard, the Admiral of the Royal Navy, and the Lead Pilot of the Special Drone Force are the chief commanding officers of each their respective branches. They all report to and take orders from both the King and The Council. All orders are mandatory, and failure to comply with orders will result in immediate discharge. All weapons belong to or are monitored by the government, and no state or government body may possess their own armed personnel. Ebneria has not been involved in any conflict thus far.
Geography and Climate
The Driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin is known for its towering green bluffs in the spring and summer months, and the plethora of colors that late autumn brings. Winters are often wet and cold, with spring and summer being similarly wet. Most of the bluffs in the Driftless are forested with the exception of farmland and bluff prairies. The Mississippi river and Devil’s Lake are two prominent and well known features of the region which shed light on the natural processes of erosion and geology which formed this unique region.
Ebneria does not currently have a dedicated economy.
Culture and Demographics
The two official languages of Ebneria are English and German. 100% of the population speaks English as a first language; 20% of those speak French as a second language and another 20% speak German as a second language. There is an effort to create a unique national language; this has come with varying degrees of success. Ebneria does not have an education system. There are no current news outlets operating within the country, although there is a newpaper in the works called "The Daily Eagle". The official animal of Ebneria is the stag(White-tailed deer), the official drink is water, and the official flower is the Phlox, an abundant native bloom. Official instruments include the Alto Saxophone, Recorder and Harmonica. Holidays which are observed include Ebnerian Independence Day, Ebneria Day, and Flower Fest. National dishes include fish sticks with guacamole(reported to taste significantly better than it sounds), and Clafoutis, a French baked desert.
The Kingdom of Ebneria has an Instagram account under the name: @kingdom_of_ebneria(.) You may also use the User:talk Rtconqueror page for contacting Ebneria. Official Email is email@example.com