Kingdom of Baustralia

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Baustralia (US and Canada).svg
Capital
and largest city
Cascadia, Holderton
Official languages English
Recognised national languages Baustralian
Recognised regional languages Latin, Japanese, French
Religion
(2018)
  • 89% Christianity
  • 8% Other
  • 3% None
Demonym(s) Baustralian
Government Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
John I
John Timpson
Harrison Pickles
Legislature Parliament
House of Lords
House of Commons
Independence from Canada
• Declaration of Independence
20 June 2017
• Current constitution
2 July 2017
Area
• Total
2 km2 (0.77 sq mi)
• Water (%)
7
Population
• 2019 estimate
82
• Density
20.5/km2 (53.1/sq mi)
GDP (nominal) 2019 estimate
• Total
ᛒ68·24 BUB
• Per capita
ᛒ0·83 BUB
MPI 4.75
Currency Baustralian Boerc (BUB; ᛒ)
Time zone UTC-5 to -4
• Summer (DST)
UTC-4 to -3
Date format dd-mm-yyyy; AD
Driving side right
Calling code +1
Patron saint St. George
RIS 002 code BU

Baustralia (/bəˈstrliə, ɒ-/ (About this sound (listen))) is a landlocked micronation with minor creeks running through which account for 7% of its superficial area. It claims sovereignty over land claims in Canada and minor claims in the United States. It is the head of the Baustralian Empire, governing over three states claimed as a result of the Baustralian Conquest. It's first and current reigning monarch is John I, who also holds the titles of King of the Dominions and Emperor of Ostreum.

History

Etymology

The name of Baustralia came about when John I and John Timpson was imagining a country of naval prowess and was similar to Australia in topography and climate. Due to these similarities, a 'B' was added.

For the name of Australia, it is derived from the Latin australis, meaning "southern", and inspired by the hypothetical Terra Australis of pre-modern geography.[1]

Formation

The idea for the formation of Baustralia came to mind when the King John I was doing a geography project on types of governments. Upon researching, John stumbled upon Sealand, and Molossia. After careful thought and planning came the formation.

A week after formation, Cold Creek, the province that contains the capital, had a coup d'état, and was settled by a treaty to allow separation, this done in the best interests of the Baustralians. This coup caused the capital to move from Cold Creek to Cascadia.

Then, the king and John Timpson started work on the constitution, and upon royal approval, the Kingdom became a constitutional monarchy, based upon the likes of the United Kingdom. The kingdom is now 2 years, 5 months and 21 days old.

Baustralian Conquest

Seen as a threat by neighboring countries, multiple wars were fought against the Kingdom. Most countries ended up being underpowered, causing Baustralia to annex the land. This group of battles were nicknamed the Baustralian Conquest, and later was made official.

The country annexed 9 hectares of land from Canada, to create two federal districts: Holderton County (6 hectare), and HM's District (3 hectare). On 3 July 2017, 23:45 EDT, a treaty to annex Flavora was signed, and was created a province under the same name (14 hectares). More annexing happened, after hiring some persons to become ministers of the government, which required he annex them into Baustralia so they become citizens. This caused a huge area boost from around 30 hectares to about 80 hectares, an area boost of 167%.

The battle of Tentacion Creek was the only loss of the Baustralian Conquest, as they had failed to keep them as a province, and ended up as their own country which later joined the Empire.

Government and politics

The government is a constitutional monarchy, with a bicameral government. The upper house, the House of Lords, consists of the speaker, and all peers of Baustralia. The lower house, House of Commons, consists of the Cabinet Ministers and a speaker. Sometimes, the prime minister will join as Member of Parliament for Holderton, or Lord High Treasurer.

The current government, the Third Timpson ministry is chaired by John Timpson, leader of the Conservative party. The party holds a majority of seats in the House of Commons elected through first-past-the-post voting with 10 seats, with 9 seats required for a majority. The current Prime Minister is Sir John Timpson and has been since July 2017, with a brief period as Opposition leader in late-September into early-October. The Deputy Prime Minister is Sir Harrison Pickles, both of whom are Knights of the Gadus.

Political parties

List of Political Parties in Baustralia as of 11 October 2019
Name Leader Ideology Ridings in the House of Commons Seats in the House of Lords Total Grand total
Conservative Party of Baustralia John Timpson Conservatism
10 / 19
6 / 8
16 / 27
25 / 27
Grand Union of Leftist Parties Emily Day Marxist-Lenist communism
6 / 19
1 / 8
7 / 27
Social Nationalist Party of Baustralia Luis Medina Left-wing nationalism
2 / 19
0 / 8
2 / 27
Grand total
18 / 19
7 / 8
24 / 27

Law and order

All citizens are subject to Canadian law, as well as the Criminal Code of Baustralia, a compilation of law-based acts. Two crimes have been recorded in Baustralia. In August, John I was discussing a deal with the queen of Flavora, when the queen of Edstmae commenced to listen. Considered espionage, he quickly arrested her, and sentenced her to one hour without slime, see Rex v. Katelynn of Wabasso. Once again, the Princess of Wabasso committed treason and was sentenced eight hours with out slime.

National symbols

National Arms

Royal coat of arms of Baustralia, Grand Cross Knight of the Order of St. George variant)

The absolute monarchy had passed two symbols to be used. The first being the flag, which is still used today. The second is the original coat of arms. It has been changed multiple times, and is now set to be the longest used armorial achievement used by the Government.

Great Seal

After the Baustralian government was formed, the government designed a seal to be used with letters-patent and letters-close. it has had two iterations since it's birth, and though it has been designed, it has not been manufactured.

Foreign relations

Baustralia has very few diplomatic ties to other micronations.

It used to a member state of the Economic Union of States, among 5 other states, before quitting due to the satirical, and false information said by members, and head of the union. Also, it used the head of the United Micronational Organization in favor of War (UMOW), with one member state, Tentacion, before it was rebranded into the Baustralian Commonwealth, and subsequently the Baustralian Empire.

The relationship between Edstmae, and Baustralia, was tense at some points, due to the fact that Renessmae of Edstmae was once a princess of Baustralia. Also, she was removed from the family after she spied on a monarchical meeting between John, and the Queen of Flavora. Relations are becoming less tense though, and a deal to release Renessmae's room from the territory and incorporate it into Edstmae was passed.This territory was re-annexed after Renessmae abdicated, and John inherited the throne.

March 2018, Baustralia was part of a group called the Economic Union of States, but later left due to an increasing amount of satirical and embellished content by other members.

February 2019, Baustralia applied to join the Grand Unified Micronational, and was voted as a provisional member with a vote of 4-2-3 (for, against, abstain), but full membership was voted against with a vote of 5-6-1, thereby expelling Baustralia from the GUM.[2] Provisional membership was later reinstated. A court case from the Kingdom of Quebec and the Kingdom of Ikonia, Quebec et al. v. Baustralia was served in the GUM but all charges were dismissed.[3] Baustralia was later expelled from the GUM through a vote of 7-3-4.[4]

In June 2019, Baustralia had rocky relations with the Kingdom of Eureka because of the defection of Patrick Garofano. They were at a state of war with Eureka[5][6] and Rmhoania.[7] After the treaty of Brighton was signed, Eureka had switched sides.

In June 2019, the territory of Northumbria was ceded from the Gradonian province of New Hesse.

Baustralia dissolved the League of Nations on 3 October 2019.

Recognized countries

 Austenasia, and dependencies since 2 July 2017
All member states of the  United Nations since 2 July 2017
 Taiwan since 2 July 2017
 People's Federation of Quebec since 19 December 2018
 Kapreburg, and her empire since 19 December 2018
 Ikonia, and dependencies since 19 December 2018
All member states of the  Grand Unified Micronational since 22 March 2019
 Eureka since 29 March 2019
 Gradonia since 12 June 2019

Military

Defence Council
Adm F
HM John I the King
Commander in Chief
Lord High Admiral
Adm
John Timpson
Chief of the Naval Staff
First Sea Lord
Gen
Geoffery Audas
Chief of the General Staff
ACM
Lord Carleton
Chief of the Defence Staff
Chief of the Air Staff
WO
Gregory Watts
Baustralian sergeant major
WO
Marchioness Smith
Fleet chief petty officer

Vacant
Army sergeant major

Vacant
Air sergeant major

The military is operated by the Baustralian Armed Forces (BAF) and has three branches, His Royal Navy, Baustralian Army and His Royal Air Force. The military may also be aided by the Canadian Armed Forces, the United States Armed Forces, and the Australian Defence Force. It is headed by the Commander in Chief and Lord High Admiral, King John I, and commanded by the Defence Council of Baustralia.

His Royal Navy

His Royal Navy has two ships, HMS Promise, and Imari. Command is done through the Admiralty board, and issues orders through the Admiralty Orders. The Admiralty is a board which consists of the Lord High Admiral, First Sea Lord, and the Second Sea Lord. A second board, the Naval Board, consists of the Admiralty and the Fleet Chief Petty Officer.

His Royal Navy also has two fighting arms on top of the navy itself, the Naval Air Arm, the flying arm of the navy, and the Amphibious Arm, made up of former members from His Royal Marines.

Baustralian Army

Similar to His Royal Navy, the Baustralian Army’s command is done through the War Board and issues orders through the War Orders. The War Board is a board which consists of the Commander in Chief, the Chief of the General Staff and the Army Sergeant Major.

The Baustralian Army has two regiments, the 1st Kings Grenadier regiment and the 1st Field Ambulance.

His Royal Air Force

The junior service, His Royal Air Force’s command is done through the Air Board and issues orders through the Air Orders. The Air Board is a board which consists of the Commander in Chief, the Chief of the Air Staff and the Air Sergeant Major.

The only squadron, part of 1 Wing is 1st Squadron, HRAF.

Geography and climate

The territory is mainly flat. It is comprised of 6 provinces and boasts a total area of 2 kilometres. It has the majority of its land in the Saint Lawrence Lowlands, Canadian shield and Interior Plains.

Climate

Climate data for Baustralia
Towerhill Farm in Wabasso, Mild Pond, before the foundation of Baustralia

Territory

As of October 2019, there are currently thirteen administrative divisions of Baustralia, or provinces, and number 82 in population and roughly 3 square kilometres (1.2 sq mi) in area.

When Cold Creek separated, the only territory that remained was Mild Pond, then the house of His Majesty was claimed to become His Majesty's District. The Prime Minister then offered his house which became Holderton County. Then the area behind His Majesty's District, which at the time was a creek with a forest, so it was named Forest Creek, and to even out the area, a 1 ha area from Norfolk Island was annexed. The next territory was annexed when Flavora was ceded to Baustralia.

Later, John annexed a 0.11 hectare island to become Landspotter, a 0.4 hectare plot of land owned by the Minister of Foreign Affairs to become Wooler, a 0.27 ha area of land owned by the Minister of National Defence to become Greystone County, and a 0.01 ha house, a 0.05 ha house in Quinte West called O'Niel, and a 0.02 ha house in New Braunfels, TX, USA to become New Texas, adding a total of 0.81 hectares of land to Baustralia. Later a 3 m2 room was combined with Flavora to create the Shared Territory of Independent Flavora and Baustralia in exchange for a larger room in the Kingdom of Flavora, which measures 0.03 hectares. It has since been returned. The ex-Minister of Revenue had also given her territory to become Trenton.

In November 2018, the Province of London separated as part of the Rmhoanian referendum.[11]

Transport

The road system in the Kingdom consists of a primary road system – The Baustralian Road – a secondary road system – The Provincial Road – and a tertiary road system for municipal highways, and county roads. Primary, secondary, and tertiary roads are maintained by the Baustralian Routes Office, while the quaternary roads – other road systems – are maintained by their towns, or if the town requests, the Routes Office may also aide in maintaining them. The Secretary of State for Routes is Chase Lameroux.

The air travel system is also maintained by the Routes Office. The only civilian airport is Wabasso National Airport, which is serviced by the flag carrier, Bausair. Areospatial travel is maintained by the Ministry of Areospatial Exploration. The ministry has no commissioned spacecraft. However, Baustralia has applied to join the Joint International Space Administration.

Economy

ᛒ100·00 BUB note

The Kingdom has no major industries, and therefore has a minimal GDP. The currency is a Beorc, currently set at the price of silver per gram.[12]

See also

Notes

References

  1. "Australia" Archived 23 December 2016 at the Wayback Machine – Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. Adam I (11 February 2019). "Quorum, 10th February 2019". Grand Unified Micronational. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  3. Adam I (19 May 2019). "Quebec et al. v. Baustralia – Summary". Grand Unified Micronational. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  4. Adam I (19 May 2019). "Quebec et al. v. Baustralia – Summary". Grand Unified Micronational. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  5. Jenkinson, Hankery (4 June 2019). "Baustralia declares war on Eureka". Baustralian News Network. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  6. "Baustralian Gazette" (PDF) (YR2–I3). HR Government. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  7. Jenkinson, Hankery (7 June 2019). "Baustralia declares war on Rmhoania". Baustralian News Network. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  8. Environment CanadaCanadian Climate Normals 1971–2000 | Trent U Peterborough, accessed 5 July 2017
  9. Environment CanadaCanadian Climate Normals 1971–2000 | Trenton A, accessed 10 July 2012
  10. "Monthly Averages for New Braunfels, Texas". The Weather Channel. Archived from the original on 2013-12-19.
  11. "An Act to Formally Recognize the Independence of Rmhoania". 2 John 1 c. 14. Parliament of Baustralia.
  12. "Currency exchange". Royal Bank of Baustralia. Retrieved 5 June 2019.

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