Tsardom of Begon
Tsardom of Begon
|Motto: Gott, Vaterland, Karolina (God, Fatherland, Carolina)|
|Anthem: I Vow To Thee, My Country|
|The Carolinas, Tennessee, Texas, and Croatia|
|Largest city||Lindon Square|
|Official languages||English, Scottish Gaelic, Croatian, and German|
|Demonym(s)||Begonic or Begonian (In reference to Begonia)|
|Government||Federal Constitutional Monarchy|
|HH& RM Augustine Edward|
|Eugene, Cassique of Pressley|
|Legislature||The Begonic Parliament|
|The House of Burgesses|
|The House of Commons|
|Establishment||Begonian Independence from the United States • 17 March 2019|
Independence from Nichensburg • 18 November 2020
|Currency||Begonic Reichsmark (BRM)|
|Time zone||Eastern Standard Time (EST)|
The Tsardom of Begon (commonly known as Begon, historically known as Begonia) is an autonomous territorial entity which claims to be a sovereign state, aiming for independence, commonly referred to as a micronation by outside observers. Begon is mostly located in the United States, with territory in the Carolinas, Texas and Tenessee. Begon has also has territory in Croatia. The most commonly spoken language in Begon is English, but some citizens also speak German, Croatian, and Scottish Gaelic, which are other national languages.
The Tsardom of Begon has evolved from a series of unions and annexations over the years. Firstly, the Kingdom of Begonia and the Kingdom of Brunsnia merged in 2021 to form the United Kingdoms of Begon and Brunsnia. Then, the Principality of Runnymede and Kingdom of Brienberg were annexed in 2022 which ultimately resulted in the creation of a Tsardom. The Kingdom of Caiduain was annexed into Begon in January 2023.
The reigning monarch and head of state is Joshua Rochester, who is officially known under the name "Tsar Augustine Edward". The Lord Protector and Head of Government is Eugene Smith.
History and Etymology
On March 17th, 2019, the Crowned Republic of Polinaturalo declared independence from the United States of America. This lead to three-months of inactivity until the conception of the Kingdom of Begonia, which officially replaced the Crowned Republic of Polinaturalo in August 2019. The Kingdom of Begonia largely existed on Twitter and conducted business with the Principality of Ermenstein and the Illinois Soviet Socialist Republics. Both of which were mentioned in the 2020 New Years Address of then-King Christoph I.
Upon further relations with the success of the Principality of Ermenstein, Brienia, in February 2020 Begonia and a Brienian puppet state, Circon, united to form the Begono-Circonian Empire. Begonia-Circon lasted four months and in May 2020 Christoph Billung declared the Begonian Kaiserreich. The direct successor to the Begonian Kaiserreich is the Kingdom of Begon.
Kingdom of Begon
The Kingdom of Begon is the title of two entities which, during the course of Begonian history, were both ruled by Christoph Billung and encompassed the current territory of the Tsardom of Begon. The first was declared in October 2020 following de-germanification of Begonia. In this era, many German influences were replaced with slavic ones. This is mostly attributed to the growing influence of The Empire of Pavlov and the Kingdom of Brienia, because at this time the Kindgom of Begon was an associated state or "Socii state" of the Empire of Pavlov until the unification of Begon and Brienia into the Kingdom of Nichensberg, which occurred in November 2020. Begon seceded from the union and formed the Grand Principality of Begon.
On January 29th, 2021, the Kingdom of Begon was restored and continued to be a Kingdom until June 26th, 2021.
Grand Principality of Begon
The Grand Principality of Begon was the predecessor to The Tsardom of Begon, which declared independence from the Kingdom of Nichensburg in December 2020. Inspired by the Grand Principality of Moscow, the Grand Principality of Begon was conceived in the Orthodox stage of the Tsar, and most religious ideals held in Begon, which still inspire monarchical and state traditions. The Grand Principality of Begon was an absolute monarchy without a constitution.
The Government of the Tsardom of Begon is officially led by the Lord High Chancellor of Begon. The office of Lord High Chancellor is not necessary for government function, however, as there have been significant periods where there was no Lord High Chancellor. The Tsar ceremoniously appoints a Lord High Chancellor, or in times of prorogation, a Lord President, to oversee the Government in his name.
The Tsardom of Begon is not an active diplomatic player. The Begonic Government does not usually seek new treaties. However, there are a few nations who the Tsardom of Begon has relations with.
|Allied||Mutual Recognition||Unilateral Recogniton||Condemned|
The Monarchy of Begon and Brunsnia is the political institution comprising a Monarch of Begon and Brunsnia and the Royal Family. The Monarch - males titled as Tsar and females as Tsarinas - is the Head of State of both Begon and Brunsnia, by virtue of which they wield the extensive executive, legislative, and judicial powers of the thrones. The current Monarch is Tsar Augustine Edward, Emperor and Autocrat of Begon.
The Begonic Parliament is the Bicameral Legislative Body of The Tsardom of Begon, consisting of representatives from each province and territory within Begon. Divided into two houses, The Begonic Parliament hosts The Begonic House of Commons and The Begonic House of Burgesses. The House of Burgesses is the upper house, consisting of appointed nobility from each province. The House of Commons is made up of elected representatives from each province/territory, and are limited to 3 terms, while nobles in The House of Burgesses hold their seat for life.
|Party Name||Party Symbol/Logo/Color||Seats in Commons||Seats in Burgesses|
|Democratic Party of Begon
AKA Democrats, Pàrtaidh Deamocratach
5 / 7
5 / 10
The Council of State
|Vice Lord Protector||Vacant||N/A||Two Years||N/A|
|Lord Commissioner of Foreign Affairs||Johann Kuemmel||Independent||Two Years||N/A|
|Director of His Majesty's Treasury||Christoph Billung||Democratic||Two Years||N/A|
|Lord Commissioner of Internal Affairs||David Augustus Crimson||Democratic Party||Two Years||N/A|
The Kingdom of Begon, since it converted to Eastern Rite Catholicism, has seen a rising "Tsarist Movement" pushing for Begon to reform into a Tsardom, even going so far as to influence the June 2021 Referendum which was centered around crowning the King of Begon "Tsar Christoph I", and proclaiming a second Begonian Imperial Era under the "True Faith". The vote ended in a Tsarist Majority. Some speculate the movement sprung out of Pavlovian influence, which was heavy during late 2020, while Begon was a part of the Kingdom of Nichensburg. The Movement resulted in a referendum and transition into a Tsardom.
In June 2021, His Majesty's Privy Council approved to hold a Referendum regarding a Transitioning the Kingdom of Begon into a Tsardom.
|Question||Answer||# of Voters||%|
|Should The Kingdom of Begon transition into a Tsardom and crown HHRM Christoph as Tsar?||Yes||16||75%|
|Should The Kingdom of Begon change it's Flag?||Yes||43.8%|
Geography and Climate
The Tsardom of Begon is made up of 10 counties and a constituent state, all within The States of North Carolina and South Carolina. Other territories are situated in Texas and Tennessee.
|Climate data for Begonic Mainland|
|Average high °C (°F)||12.7
|Average low °C (°F)||0.5
|Average Precipitation mm (inches)||83.82
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Begon divides Its territories into Counties, Territories, and Constituent States. All land divisions have a Constituent Noble/Monarch (Counties have Earls, etc). All citizenship demographics include both Honorary citizens (Known as Subjects) who are registered within the territory and residential citizens who live there.
|Name||Picture or Location||Population|
Constituent State under The Crown
|Dare County, NC (& North Topsail, NC)||7|
Constituent State under The Crown
|McColl, SC and Laurinburg, NC||2|
|San Antonio, TX||1|
The Begonic Mainland is situated between the states of North and South Carolina, making its population mixed with both North and South Carolinian cultures, giving Begon a trademark Pan-Carolinian Culture.
The common languages in Begon are English Dialects, such as w:African-American Vernacular English AAVE (African-American Vernacular English) and Southern American English, however, there have been many attempts to unite Begon under a common tongue, or language. One being Begonic and the other being Slavogermanic. Slavogermanic originated in the Principality of Nichensburg, and eventually spread its influence into Begon by Prince Ludwig Brienovic of Brienia and Nichensburg. Begonic, however, was started as a project by HH&RM Krystof|I, and eventually was abandoned after months of work.
Begonic Cuisine often lines up with Southern American Cuisine, or "Soul Food", however, Mainland Begonians (particularly in Kristofsberg and Foxtrail) have adopted several typical English Dishes into common cuisine culture in Begon. The most common foods and drinks in Begon include Fried Chicken, Country Ham, Chicken and Rice (variant, "Chicken Bog", with sausage), Tea (Mint, Blackberry, Sassafras), and Jam (Strawberry, Blackberry), Wine, and a culturally significant pastry called Stradde.
Stradde is a pastry created by HHRM Christoph I completely on accident. It is rumoured that HHRM was under the influence during the creation of the Stradde and subsequently added too much salt and didn't properly prepare the Puff Pastry in the intended Strudel. The resulting pastry was reportedly like a "buttery southern biscuit filled with homemade strawberry jam lightly dusted with sugar."
w:Edward_the_Martyr Saint Edward The Martyr, Patron Saint of Begon]]]Begon has an overwhelming Christian majority, which plays into it's Southern American Culture, which mostly centers around religious life. Begon also has a significant Islamic and  minority, who have fought for representation, in the ultra-religious climate of the Begonic Government.
Although Begon remains overwhelmingly w:Protestantism Protestant (Particularly Methodist and Pentecostal), the state religion remains Eastern Catholic. Begon is considered Theocratic in some sense, mostly regarding the state and monarchical religious traditions.
Begon's State (Eastern Catholic) Church comprises of a Grand Holy Synod and Archbishop, the current Archbishop of Begon being Blois] who is known episcopally as "Gregory I". The State introduced an official religion in 2020, and kept it following multiple transitions from either Nichensburg (prior) or from Begonia.
- The Monmarkian Empire
- The Empire of Pavlov
- The Arthurian Empire
- The Kingdom of Wynnland
- The Kingdom of Fesmar
- Maple Autonomous Region
- House of Crabtry-Billung
- The Principality of Nichensburg
- ↑ Privy Council Press Release - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l-NLz9p2KCkXsZy2Cn0rQ75kWlrQ0rTwlJR1HAKWmnI/edit?usp=sharing
- ↑ Begonic Website - https://sites.google.com/view/begongov/information/the-orthodox-church-of-begon?authuser=0