Kingdom of Alba

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Alba
[[]] Flag of the Kingdom Of Alba

[Mainland Scotland]
Capital city St Johnstown
Largest city St Johnstown
Official language(s) English
Official religion(s) [Roman Catholicism]
Short name Alba
Demonym Albian
Government Westminster system Constitutional Monarchy
- H.M. The King of Alba Calum I
- Prime Minister Vacant
Legislature Parliament of Alba
- Type - bicameral
Established 3 September 2010
Area claimed approximately 5mi
Population approximately 74
Currency [Pound Sterling]
Time zone (UTC±0 to +1 at daylight savings)
National drink [Scotch Whiskey]
Patron saint [St Andrew]

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The The Kingdom of Alba is a micronation that was founded on the 3rd of September, 2010 by President Calum .D. Wilson as the United States of Alba and located on mainland Scotland. The micronation was a member of the Organisation of Active Micronations. It is run by the Monarch of the country, currently H.M. Calum I. The capital city is the political centre of the micronation as well as being home to the president and his office. On the 8th of October the name formally changed to the Republic of Alba as the Position of first minister was re-named as President which became Prime Minister in 2014. As of the election in April 2012 the micronation was a single party state by default as no other candidates would step forward even causing problems in the government as there was no one to step forward for the new position of Prime Minister and as such the President had to use emergency powers to merge the offices of President and Prime Minister which eventually became a single position - The Prime Minister of Alba. When the Monarchy was reinstated the official title once again changed to the Kingdom of Alba.

History

The Republic of Alba was founded on the 3rd of September,in 2010 by President Calum Wilson as the United States of Alba and located on mainland Scotland. The micronation was a member of the Organisation of Active Micronations.On the 8th of October the name formally changed to the Republic of Alba as the Position of first minister was re-named as President. The Republic of Alba seeked admission into the St.Charlian Commonwealth. This application was withdrawn by the Prime Minister after seeking the approval of Parliament due to what he termed "a lack of effort to contact the Albian Government by the representatives of St. Charlie. For some time the government was almost solely comprised of members of the Albian Labour Party. During the process of the government's application to become a permanent territory of the St.Charlian Commonwealth there were many false claims that the Republic of Alba was inactive in the micronational community but as Prime Minister Calum Wilson clarified in a press statement there was no inactivity on the Albian governments half merely a lack of response from St. Charlie's government and as such the government decided to focus on the Organisation of Active Micronations and the matters concerning that organisation up until its collapse.

Monarchy

In late 2014 the Monarchy was reinstated after a referendum. It is headed by His Majesty Calum the First. He holds the official title of: His Majesty Calum the First, by the Grace of God of the Kingdom of Alba, and of all it's other Realms and Territories King, Head of the State, Defender of the Faith in Alba.

Government

The Government is run by the Prime Minister of the country, currently vacant. It also has a Bicameral parliament similar to that of the UK Parliament and is run by the elected MPs that are in the controlling party, the opposition and the shadow cabinet. The Labour Party is now the main opposition party with the Albian Tory Party taking charge in the 2014 November election. The capital city is the political centre of the micronation as well as being home to the First Lord and his office. Elections are every 3 months. The micronation has technically was a single party state from April 2012 until January 2015 as there were no other parties meaning no elections are needed however there is no law preventing an opposing party merely a complete lack of discontent with the ruling party, however in January 2014 with the creation of more parliamentary seats a national election was held and was as predicted a 100% victory for the Albian Labour Party. In times of emergency the constitution allows the Prime Minister under certain circumstances, to take emergency measures without the prior consent of which meant that in 2014 with the abolition of the Presidential Office the emergency measures were no longer required and the Prime the Parliament. This effect was semi in place from April 2012 until January 2014 following the previous elections in which a Prime Minister was not elected meaning that the President and Prime Ministers offices had been temporarily merged until a Prime Minister was appointed Minister ruled as Head of both State and Government, however with the establishment of the Albian House of Lords this has allowed the Leader of the Lords (First Lord) to run as Prime Minister and effectively both Head of State and Government as is the case. The office of First Ambassador is always held by the Head of State as noted by the constitution

Military

The Army is the Albian Armed Forces and is more of a defence force rather than an army. It is usually used as the Ceremonial guard whenever the Monarch makes a state visit or a speech. So far the Albian Armed Forces have not seen conflict and it is unlikely that they will anytime soon.

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