Tsardom of Begon

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Tsardom of Begon
CentreGreater Arms of The Tsardom of Begon.png

Motto
Gott, Vaterland, Karolina (God, Fatherland, Carolina)
Anthem
I Vow To Thee, My Country
Anthem of Begon

Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States
Capital cityLindon Square, Kristofsberg
Largest cityPolinaturalo
Official language(s)English and German
Recognised languagesAll Languages
Official religion(s) Christianity, Church of Begon
Short nameBegon
DemonymBegonic or Begonian (In reference to Begonia)
GovernmentFederal Constitutional Monarchy
- TsarHH&RM, Christoph I
- Lord High ChancellorHG Duke Augustus von Carolina
- Vice- Lord High ChancellorPrince Vincent von Vinsphalia
Legislature The Holy and Royal Begonic Parliament
- Upper HouseThe House of Royals
- Lower HouseThe National Asssembly
EstablishedBegonian Independence from the United States • 17 March 2019

Independence from Nichensburg • 18 November 2020
Declaration of Kingdom • 29 January 2021

Declaration of Tsardom • 22 June 2021
Area claimed(Estimate) 20 Sq Miles
Population53
CurrencyBegonic Reichsmark (BRM)
Time zoneEastern Standard Time (EST)
National sportSoccer
National drinkTea
National animalMourning Dove
Patron saintSt. Edward, The Martyr

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The Tsardom of Begon (better known as Begon, historically known as Begonia) is an autonomous territorial entity which claims to be a sovereign state, aiming for independence, which is nominally referred to as an unrecognised nation or more generally as a micronation. Located mostly in the Carolinas in the eastern coast of The United States. It is a semi-absolute monarchy ruled by His Holy and Royal Majesty, Tsar Christoph I.[1] The most common language spoken in Begon is English, but some citizens also speak German, the second national language.

His Holy and Royal Majesty, Tsar Christoph I, is the reigning monarch and Head of State, held accountable by The National Assembly and House Of Royals, both houses of Parliament. His Serene Highness, Prince David Augustus, is the Lord High Chancellor of Begon and Head of Government. He coordinates Parliamentary sessions as a representative of The Tsar.

History and Etymology

Begon originates from a teenhood organization, The Blades, which was founded in an attempt to reform the U.S government. The Blades focused on Carolinian and German nationalism, both of which fueled the flames for the founding of Begon, and its predecessors.

The name "Begon" derives from the flower, Begonia, which was also the name of the predecessor to The Tsardom of Begon, The Tsardom of Begonia. Begonia was named after the flower, being that it was common in symbolism concerning or referring to The Blades.

The Crowned Republic of Polinaturalo was the micronational stepping stone that lead to Begon being founded. It succeeded The Blades as a Micronation instead of an Organization. Polinaturalo was an absurd nation, and would not have been taken seriously at all in current Micronational Standards. It banned things such as Snakes, Seals and Homework from entering its borders.

Begon considers itself The Continuation of The Begonian Kaiserreich, one of its predecessors. It also claims to be one of many successor-states to The Holy Roman Empire, specifically to The Duchy of Saxony and The Billung March.

Grand Principality

The Grand Principality of Begon was the predecessor to The Tsardom of Begon, which declared Independence from The Tsardom of Nichensburg in late 2020. Inspired by The Grand Principality of Moscow, The Grand Principality of Begon brought in the Orthodox Church, and most religious ideals held in Begon, which inspire Monarchical and State Traditions.

Government and Politics

The Government of The Tsardom of Begon is overseen by The Lord High Chancellor of Begon, David Augustus, Prince of Kaltmark, who was appointed in 2020, after His Grace, Maximilian von Schroeder, resigned as Chancellor of The Tsardom of Begonia, a predecessor to Begon. David Augustus has appointed Vincent von Ironside as his Vice-Lord High Chancellor, and both of them have received the Begonic Order of Augustus.

Tsarist Transition

The Kingdom of Begon, since it converted 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.

Tsarist Referendum

In June 2021, His Majesty's Privy Council approved to hold a Referendum regarding a Transitioning the Kingdom of Begon into a Tsardom.[2]

June 2021 Transitionary Referendum Results
Question Answer # of Voters %
Should The Kingdom of Begon transition into a Tsardom and crown HHRM Christoph as Tsar? Yes 16 75%
No 25%
Should The Kingdom of Begon change it's Flag? Yes 43.8%
No 56.3%

Foreign Affairs

The Tsardom of Begon was consistently Isolationist until early January (2020), when His Holy and Royal Majesty released RD 1.2.27.21, stating "The Begonic Isolationist Act of 2020, written by myself, shall be repealed and be made void at Noon Eastern Time today (January 27th, 2021)."[3] The Tsardom of Begon recognizes the following states as sovereign:


Monarchy

(Main Article)

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 Christoph I, Tsar Begon, Brunsnia, Gallaecia and Runnymede.

Parliament

Flag of The Begonic Parliament

(Main Article)

The Begonic Royal Diet 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 Royal Diet hosts The Begonic House of Royals and The Begonic National Assembly. The House of Royals is the upper house, consisting of appointed nobility from each province. The National Assembly is made up of elected representatives from each province/territory, and are limited to 3 terms, while nobles in The House of Royals hold their seat for Life.

Parties

Parties within the Begonic Royal Diet
Party Name Party Symbol/Logo/Color Seats in The House Seats in The Assembly
Conservative Party of Begon

Tories

Conservative Party of Begon.png
3 / 17
0 / 15
Young Begon Young Begon Party Logo.png
1 / 17
0 / 15

Lord-High Chancellors Cabinet

Cabinet of HSH The Prince of Kaltmark, Lord High Chancellor
Position Current Holder Party Term Image
Vice Lord-High Chancellor, Vincent von Vinsphalia   Young Begon Two Years N/A
Lord Commissioner of Foreign Affairs Vacant N/A Two Years N/A
Lord Commissioner of His Majesty's Treasury Vacant N/A Two Years N/A
Lord Commissioner of Internal Affairs Vacant N/A Two Years N/A

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

Climate data for Begonic Mainland
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 12.7
(54.9)
15
(59)
19.44
(66.99)
24.44
(75.99)
28.3
(82.9)
31.66
(88.99)
33.33
(91.99)
32.22
(90)
28.88
(83.98)
23.88
(74.98)
18.88
(65.98)
14.44
(57.99)
33.33
(91.99)
Average low °C (°F) 0.5
(32.9)
1.66
(34.99)
5.55
(41.99)
10
(50)
14.44
(57.99)
19.44
(66.99)
21.11
(70)
20.55
(68.99)
17.22
(63)
10.55
(50.99)
5.556
(42.001)
2.22
(36)
0.5
(32.9)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 83.82
(3.3)
83.82
(3.3)
88.9
(3.5)
58.42
(2.3)
76.2
(3)
99.06
(3.9)
101.6
(4)
99.06
(3.9)
93.98
(3.7)
60.96
(2.4)
66.04
(2.6)
78.74
(3.1)
119.38
(4.7)
Source: [NOAA]


Land Administration

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.

Begonic Counties and Territories
Name Picture or Location Population Assembly Representative(s) House of Royals Representative(s)
Kristofsberg

County

Laurinburg, NC 29 2

Vacant until Election

2

HHRM The Tsar of Begon

HRH The Prince of Brunsia (Honourary)

Greater Brunsnia

Constituent State under The Crown

Dare County, NC (& North Topsail, NC) 7 2

Vacant until Election

1

HG Duke of Anglenburg

Polinaturalo

County

Laurinburg, NC 7 2

Vacant until Election

1

HL Earl Cole, Count of Polinaturalo

McIntyre

County

McColl, SC 4 1

Vacant until Election

1

HL Earl McIntyre, Count of McIntyre

Foxtrail

County

McColl, SC 3 2

Vacant until Election

1

HRH The Prince of Foxtrail

Leith

County

Laurinburg, NC 1 1

Vacant until Election

1

Earl Brienovich, Count of Leith

 
New Circon

County

Laurinburg, NC 0 1

Vacant until Election

1

Earl Ironside, Count of New Circon

 
Marlborough

County

McColl, SC and Laurinburg, NC 0 1

Vacant until Election

1

Earl Pate, Count of Marlborough

U-land

County

Laurinburg, NC 1 1

Vacant until Election

1

HSH The Prince of U-Land

Hess

County

Laurinburg, NC 1 1

Vacant until Election

1

Earl Mark, Count of Hess

Hasty

County

Laurinburg, NC 0 1

Vacant until Election

1

Earl Perdomo, Count of Hasty

Territories
Kaltmark

Territory

San Antonio, TX 1 1

Vacant until Election

1

HSH The Prince of Kaltmark

 
New Bannuex

Territory

New Hope, TN 1 0 1

Earl Burnheimer, Count of New Bannuex

Mourning Dove (Carolina Pigeon), National Bird of Begon

Culture

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.

Language

Typical Fried Chicken

The common languages in Begon are English Dialects, such as 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.

Cuisine

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), Various Tea's (Mint, Blackberry, Sassafras) and Various Jam's (Strawberry, Blackberry), Beer (Including a non-alcoholic form of carbonated Mint Tea, Mint Beer), and Honeysuckle Wine.

Religion

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 Pagan minority, who have fought for representation, in the ultra-religious climate of the Begonic Government.

Although Begon remains overwhelmingly Protestant (Particularly Methodist and Pentecostal), the state religion remains Eastern Catholic[5]. 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 Louis de 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.

See Also

See also:


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