Kingdom of Brienia

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Kingdom of Brienia
Kraljevina Brienja
Flag of Kingdom of Brienia.jpg
Flag
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Coat of arms
CapitalIvanstone flag.jpg Ivanstone
Largest cityIvanstone
Official languagesCroatian, Spanish
Other languagesCroatian, Spanish, Serbian, French, Japanese
Ethnic groupsCroats, French, Japanese, Serbs, Colombians
ReligionRoman Catholicism
DemonymBrienian
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy
• King
Ivan I
• Prime Minister
Joseph Peto
LegislatureRoyal Council
EstablishmentPrincipality of Obador, 1.2.2018.
Population
• Estimate
40, Census March 2020
CurrencyKitenok
(K
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Time zoneCET
Drives on theright
Calling code+385
Patron saintSaint Peter
Internet TLD.br (proposed)

Kingdom of Brienia, comonly reffered as Brienia, or Holy Kingdom is a micronation located in eastern parts of Republic of Croatia, and it's totally surrounded by Croatia. Kingdom of Brienia is famous for deffending Christian morals, spreading (or atleast trying) Christianity and for being delegate of Commonwealth of Sovereignties, a micronational organisation based on democracy, cooperation, diplomacy and micronational projects such as Chess for Life 2020 project. Kingdom of Brienia is member of: Commonwealth of Sovereignties, United Nations Organization of Micro States, observer state of International Assembly of Micronations, delegate of Commonwealth of Sovereignties and co-founder of it. Brienia is founded on 1st February 2018 as a project made because of boredom and because of history interests of King. By system of government, Kingdom of Brienia is Popular constitutional monarchy based on Divine Right theory of Monarchs, although based on Divine Right, Brienia supports religious freedom, thus not secular micronation. Most of Brienian citizens are Christians, correctly Roman Catholics, the smallest religious group is atheism, even though atheism is not religious, those currently being only few citizens. Kingdom of Brienia is lead by His Majesty (H.M.) King Ivan G. Brienovich I., By the Grace of God, King of Brienians, Count of Kattidara ta Natora, Knight of Third Class of Karnia-Ruthenia, founder of Brienia.

Etymology

Name Brienia comes from Croatian name „Brien“ which is extremly rare name in Croatia. This name has been used from January 2020 and it has been changed from name Ermenstein due to complex name and people not-knowing how to pronounce name Ermenstein, another reason is because the name Ermenstein is too long and Brienian Goverenment wanted to start popular monarchy so name Brienia has been created, this is generaly better word than Ermenstein and demonym of citizens is way shorter and way more better.

History

Kingdom of Brienia is micronation located in Croatia and is made on 2nd of February 2018. and it's founded by Ivan Gabriel Brienovich I., King of Briens. Then it was called Principality of Obador, which will be later Kingdom of Obador. Principality will also experience it's first major conflict when Bihteria, neighbour of Brienia, then Obador, declared conflict on us, Bihteria was weak and easy to defeat, so, Obador won. Strugles for Obador didn't ended, Democratic Classic Republic declared conflict where unification process started. When Unification endedm final results was Ultimative Monoslavian Kingdom, where, as Ivan lost his original nation, starting this confederacy, he ruled as dictator and in some ways, tyrant. Monoslavia after it, attacked what was rest of Bihteria and defeated them. Monoslavia was secular nation. Parlament of Monoslavia decided that Monoslavia should be communist state, well, Ivan didn't accepted that and he made "rebbelion" against communist parlament, but, they made deal, making People's Democratic Socialist Republic of Greater Monoslavia, into Republic of Monoslavia, and, those were final words of President before ending Republic: "Give me my bellowed monarchy", so he declared Ultimative Monoslavian Kingdom. But, well, UMK joined Twitter where it changed to The Holy Monoslavian Kingdom, but, as time passed, it became The Holy Monoslavian Empire. Problems with Kaissereich of Adlersland started here. Adlersland became secular state, and Monoslavia was against it. It ended after KA dissvoling The Kaissereich. Obador, federal state of The Holy Monoslavian Empire, conqured Monoslavia creating The Holy Obadorian Empire. Obador got hate, when it began with weird claims on Twitter and federal states proclaiming independence. Northern Union, micronation in America, shot last shot on Obador and Obadorian Government has fallen. Ivan rebuild government into Grand Kingdom of Obador, which will be taken down and then Grand Duchy of Ermenstein began. But, it didn't lasted long, Principality of Ermenstein was proclaimed. After series of debates, Ermenstein is renamed to Brienia.

Government and politics

Kingdom of Brienia is federal state divided on duchies. Brienia is Constituional Monarchy based on Divine Right theory of Monarchs, Monarch holds executive, judical, but also has a little role in legislation. Legislative power in Kingdom of Brienia is called Royal Council,unicameral legislation. Head of Royal Council is prime minister. Royal Council has it's own place in government. Reason for existing of Royal Coundil is simple, directing nation in correct way.

Party Spectrum Leader Parliamentary seats Logo
Government
Royalist Party in Service of the King RPSK Centre-right Sullivan Matthews
3 / 8
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Christian Party of Brienia CPB Right-Wing Tom Wright
2 / 8
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Renaissance Orthodox Party of His Majesty ROPHM Centre-right Thomas Marios
1 / 8
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Christian Conservative Party CCP Center Isaiah Burdette
1 / 8
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National Party of Brienia NPB Centre Tom Mark
0 / 8
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Opposition
Brienian Socialist Front BSF Far-left Benjamin T. Pickles
1 / 8
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Enviromentalist Party of Brienia EPB Center-left Ethan Fergusson
0 / 8
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Ministries are state-sponsored, which means that state sponsors ministries. There are currently 5 ministries: Ministry of Education, Ministry of National Security, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Ministry of Education.jpgMinistry of Education is ministry that spreads education and promotes knowledge and they are also finding items from past
  • MinistryofNationalSecurityKB.png Ministry of National Security is ministry protecting the whole nation and every citizen's right
  • KBhealthMinistry.pngMinistry of health is most active ministry that is finding cure for E-bola and we are also giving advices to people who need them
  • MinistryInternalAffairsKB.jpg Ministry of Internal Affairs is ministry controling Brienian institutions
  • MinistryForeignAffairsKB.jpg Ministry of Foreign Affairs in ministry controling Brienian Foreign Affairs, correctly, affairs with other nations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brienia

Brienian Foreign Ministry is used into diplomatic relations with other micronations. Contact Berinian Foreign Ministry on foreign.ministry@brienia.tk if you want diplomatic relations with Kingdom of Brienia. Brienia doesn't accept diplomatic relations with states made beacuse hate to someone, due to Ivanstone pact and Sitcka Doctrine. Foreign Ministry is very active and has made a lot of diplomatic relations with a lot of countries. We do not tend to ignore threats made for Brienia and Foreign Ministry of Brienia will activate whole government into isolation mode and into defense position.
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Micronations that opened diplomacy with Brienia

2019
2020

Geography and climate

Geography

Kingdom of Brienia is mostly flat, even though due to Protectorate of Clarence it has some mountains.

Teritorries

Teritorries of Brienia are divided on Duchies, there are currently three duchies:

  • Domus.jpgDuchy of Domus is place where all operations, meetings and jobs happen. It is enclaved by Croatia and in it is District of Ivanstone.

Teritorry of Domus has also semi-autonomous capital district called District of Ivanstone

  • Ivanstone.jpgDistrict of Ivanstone is place of operations and capital district with high amount of autonomy.

Climate

Kingdom of Brienia is in northern hemisphere, which means that we are in Northern Temperate Climate Zone. These zones generally have wider temperature ranges throughout the year and more distinct seasonal changes compared to tropical climates, where such variations are often small. They typically feature four distinct seasons, Summer the warmest, Autumn the transitioning season to Winter, the colder season, and Spring the transitioning season from winter back into summer. In the northern hemisphere, the year starts with winter, transitions in the first half year through spring into summer, which is in mid-year, then at the second half year through autumn into winter at year-end. In the southern hemisphere, the seasons are swapped, with summer between years and winter in mid-year.

Culture and media

Brienian Press is Press Service of Brienia, main Brienian news are called Kingdom's Voice, more reffered as Brienia's people, visit Kingdom's Voice here Kingdom's Voice is national newspaper of Kingdom of Brienia in which we publish articles and news from Kingdom of Brienia, Kingdom's Voice became very popular due to "explain" articles and Twitter profile.

Week of Commonwealth is sponsored by Brienian Press and is writen by it.

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Culture

Kingdom of Brienia has culture based on mix between Slavic Balkan countries and Roman Empire. We have our own food and our own sport. We have our own interpretation of Catholicism, called Christism, and our own tradition. We are also based on Mediaval ages. We have our own art, type of drawing, with plants. One our language is Latin.

Latin alphabet

The Latin or Roman alphabet is the writing system originally used by the ancient Romans to write the Latin language. One of state languages is Latin together with Latin alphabet. Latin language was used by Romans and their Roman Empire. Latin script was used together with Latin alphabet. It is also language of Catholic Church, and also Christianity. Principality of Ermenstein uses Latin alphabet together with Cyrilic to communicate with people.

Cyrilic alphabet

The Cyrillic script (/sɪˈrɪlɪk/) is a writing system used for various alphabets across Eurasia and is used as the national script in various Slavic-, Turkic- and Persian-speaking countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and North Asia.

In the 9th century AD the Bulgarian Tsar Simeon I the Great, following the cultural and political course of his father Boris I, commissioned a new Bulgarian script, the Early Cyrillic alphabet, to be made at the Preslav Literary School in the First Bulgarian Empire which would replace the Glagolitic script, produced earlier by Saints Cyril and Methodius and the same disciples that created the new Slavic script in Bulgaria. The usage of the Cyrillic script in Bulgaria was made official in 893. The new script became the basis of alphabets used in various languages, especially those of Orthodox Slavic origin, and non-Slavic languages influenced by Russian. As of 2019, around 250 million people in Eurasia use it as the official alphabet for their national languages, with Russia accounting for about half of them. With the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union on 1 January 2007, Cyrillic became the third official script of the European Union, following Latin and Greek.

Cyrillic is derived from the Greek uncial script, augmented by letters from the older Glagolitic alphabet, including some ligatures. These additional letters were used for Old Church Slavonic sounds not found in Greek. The script is named in honor of the two Byzantine brothers, Saints Cyril and Methodius, who created the Glagolitic alphabet earlier on. Modern scholars believe that Cyrillic was developed and formalized by early disciples of Cyril and Methodius.

In the early 18th century, the Cyrillic script used in Russia was heavily reformed by Peter the Great, who had recently returned from his Grand Embassy in western Europe. The new letterforms became closer to those of the Latin alphabet; several archaic letters were removed and several letters were personally designed by Peter the Great (such as Я to replace Ѧ, the shape of which was inspired by the Latin R). West European typography culture was also adopted. Brienia uses it because Serbian citizens that know Cyrilic alphabet.

Religion

Catholic Church is biggest religion in Principality of Ermenstein with most citizens to be Catholics. Well, Principality of Brienia also has it's own religion called Christism, Christism isn't special religion, it is type of Roman Catholicism. There are different name for members of Holy Trinity, God of justice(Jesus), God of equality(God father) and God of peace (Holy Spirit). Also, ways of praying are different, pope is called King of Church.

Heroes

Julius Caesar

Gaius Julius Caesar, often referred to as Julius Caesar, or simply Caesar, was born in 100 BC, the youngest child of Gaius Julius Caesar (proconsul) and Aurelia Cotta. Together with Pompeius and Marcus Licinius Crassus, he was part of the first Triumvirate. A brilliant general who inspired his men, Caesar conquered Gaul, won the Civil War, and instituted various civil and social reforms at Rome. Named dictator in perpetuity, Caesar was assassinated by a group of senators on the Ides of March, 44 BC. The years after his death saw the demise of the Roman Republic, and the establishment of the Roman emperors.

He:

Gave rights of citizenship to the Italic tribes outside of Rome Showed mercy to his political enemies (which was not a great move for him because those guys ended up being the ones who killed him) Changed the Senate so that is was more representative of the people Was just in general a man of the people, working for rights and resources for the lower-class people of Rome rather than just the aristocrats

August Octavian

Augustus was a Roman statesman and military leader who became the first emperor of the Roman Empire, reigning from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. His status as the founder of the Roman Principate has consolidated an enduring legacy as one of the most effective and controversial leaders in human history. The reign of Augustus initiated an era of relative peace known as the Pax Romana. The Roman world was largely free from large-scale conflict for more than two centuries, despite continuous wars of imperial expansion on the Empire's frontiers and the year-long civil war known as the "Year of the Four Emperors" over the imperial succession.

Augustus was born Gaius Octavius into an old and wealthy equestrian branch of the plebeian gens Octavia. His maternal great-uncle Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC, and Octavius was named in Caesar's will as his adopted son and heir. Along with Mark Antony and Marcus Lepidus, he formed the Second Triumvirate to defeat the assassins of Caesar. Following their victory at the Battle of Philippi, the Triumvirate divided the Roman Republic among themselves and ruled as military dictators. The Triumvirate was eventually torn apart by the competing ambitions of its members. Lepidus was driven into exile and stripped of his position, and Antony committed suicide following his defeat at the Battle of Actium by Octavian in 31 BC.

After the demise of the Second Triumvirate, Augustus restored the outward façade of the free Republic, with governmental power vested in the Roman Senate, the executive magistrates, and the legislative assemblies. In reality, however, he retained his autocratic power over the Republic as a military dictator. By law, Augustus held a collection of powers granted to him for life by the Senate, including supreme military command, and those of tribune and censor. It took several years for Augustus to develop the framework within which a formally republican state could be led under his sole rule. He rejected monarchical titles, and instead called himself Princeps Civitatis ("First Citizen of the State"). The resulting constitutional framework became known as the Principate, the first phase of the Roman Empire.

Augustus dramatically enlarged the Empire, annexing Egypt, Dalmatia, Pannonia, Noricum, and Raetia, expanding possessions in Africa, and completing the conquest of Hispania, but suffered a major setback in Germania. Beyond the frontiers, he secured the Empire with a buffer region of client states and made peace with the Parthian Empire through diplomacy. He reformed the Roman system of taxation, developed networks of roads with an official courier system, established a standing army, established the Praetorian Guard, created official police and fire-fighting services for Rome, and rebuilt much of the city during his reign. Augustus died in AD 14 at the age of 75, probably from natural causes. However, there were unconfirmed rumors that his wife Livia poisoned him. He was succeeded as emperor by his adopted son (also stepson and former son-in-law) Tiberius.

Saint Peter

Saint Peter also known as Simon Peter, Simeon, Simon, first leader of the early Church.

According to Christian tradition, Peter was crucified in Rome under Emperor Nero. He is traditionally counted as the first Bishop of Rome‍—‌or pope‍—‌and also by Eastern Christian tradition as the first Patriarch of Antioch. The ancient Christian churches all venerate Peter as a major saint and as the founder of the Church of Antioch and the Roman Church, but differ in their attitudes regarding the authority of his present-day successors (the primacy of the Bishop of Rome). According to Catholic teaching, in Matthew 16:18 Jesus promised Peter a special position in the Church.

Two general epistles in the New Testament are ascribed to Peter, but modern scholars generally reject the Petrine authorship of both. The Gospel of Mark was traditionally thought to show the influence of Peter's preaching and eyewitness memories. Several other books bearing his name‍—‌the Acts of Peter, Gospel of Peter, Preaching of Peter, Apocalypse of Peter, and Judgment of Peter‍—‌are considered by Christian denominations as apocryphal, and are thus not included in their Bible canons.

Queen Elizabeth II.

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.

Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home. Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive. She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In 1947, she married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she has four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

When her father died in February 1952, Elizabeth became head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon. She has reigned as a constitutional monarch through major political changes, such as devolution in the United Kingdom, Canadian patriation, and the decolonisation of Africa. Between 1956 and 1992, the number of her realms varied as territories gained independence, and as realms, including South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon (renamed Sri Lanka), became republics. Her many historic visits and meetings include a state visit to the Republic of Ireland and visits to or from five popes. Significant events have included her coronation in 1953 and the celebrations of her Silver, Golden, and Diamond Jubilees in 1977, 2002, and 2012, respectively. In 2017, she became the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee. She is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch as well as the world's longest-serving female head of state, oldest living monarch, longest-reigning current monarch, and the oldest and longest-serving current head of state.

Elizabeth has occasionally faced republican sentiments and press criticism of the royal family, in particular after the breakdown of her children's marriages, her annus horribilis in 1992 and the death in 1997 of her former daughter-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales. However, in the United Kingdom support for the monarchy has been and remains consistently high, as does her personal popularity.

Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas of Myra , was an early Christian bishop of the ancient Greek maritime city of Myra in Asia Minor during the time of the Roman Empire. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the Wonderworker. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, prostitutes, children, brewers, pawnbrokers, and students in various cities and countries around Europe. His reputation evolved among the faithful, as was common for early Christian saints, and his legendary habit of secret gift-giving gave rise to the traditional model of Santa Claus ("Saint Nick") through Sinterklaas.

Very little is known about the historical Saint Nicholas. The earliest accounts of his life were written centuries after his death and contain many legendary elaborations. He is said to have been born in the Greek seaport of Patara, Lycia in Asia Minor to wealthy Christian parents. In one of the earliest attested and most famous incidents from his life, he is said to have rescued three girls from being forced into prostitution by dropping a sack of gold coins through the window of their house each night for three nights so their father could pay a dowry for each of them. Other early stories tell of him calming a storm at sea, saving three innocent soldiers from wrongful execution, and chopping down a tree possessed by a demon. In his youth, he is said to have made a pilgrimage to Egypt and the Palestine area. Shortly after his return, he became Bishop of Myra. He was later cast into prison during the persecution of Diocletian, but was released after the accession of Constantine. An early list makes him an attendee at the First Council of Nicaea in 325, but he is never mentioned in any writings by people who were actually at the council. Late, unsubstantiated legends claim that he was temporarily defrocked and imprisoned during the Council for slapping the heretic Arius. Another famous late legend tells how he resurrected three children, who had been murdered and pickled in brine by a butcher planning to sell them as pork during a famine.

Fewer than 200 years after Nicholas's death, the St. Nicholas Church was built in Myra under the orders of Theodosius II over the site of the church, where he had served as bishop and Nicholas's remains were moved to a sarcophagus in that church. In 1087, while the Greek Christian inhabitants of the region were subjugated by the newly arrived Muslim Seljuk Turks, and soon after their church was declared to be in schism by the Catholic church, a group of merchants from the Italian city of Bari removed the major bones of Nicholas's skeleton from his sarcophagus in the church without authorization and brought them to their hometown, where they are now enshrined in the Basilica di San Nicola. The remaining bone fragments from the sarcophagus were later removed by Venetian sailors and taken to Venice during the First Crusade. His relics in Bari are said to exude a miraculous watery substance known as "manna" or "myrrh", which some members of the faithful regard as possessing supernatural powers.

Claudius Ptolemy

Claudius Ptolemy was a Greek mathematician, astronomer, geographer and astrologer. He lived in the city of Alexandria in the Roman province of Egypt, under the rule of the Roman Empire, had a Latin name, which several historians have taken to imply he was also a Roman citizen, cited Greek philosophers, and used Babylonian observations and Babylonian lunar theory. The 14th-century astronomer Theodore Meliteniotes gave his birthplace as the prominent Greek city Ptolemais Hermiou in the Thebaid. This attestation is quite late, however, and there is no other evidence to confirm or contradict it. He died in Alexandria around AD 168.

Ptolemy wrote several scientific treatises, three of which were of importance to later Byzantine, Islamic and Western European science. The first is the astronomical treatise now known as the Almagest, although it was originally entitled the Mathematical Treatise and then known as the Great Treatise . The second is the Geography, which is a thorough discussion of the geographic knowledge of the Greco-Roman world. The third is the astrological treatise in which he attempted to adapt horoscopic astrology to the Aristotelian natural philosophy of his day. This is sometimes known as the Apotelesmatika but more commonly known as the Tetrabiblos from the Greek meaning "Four Books" or by the Latin Quadripartitum.

King Tomislav of Croatia

Tomislav was the first King of Croatia. He became Duke of Croatia in c. 910, was elevated to kingship by 925 and reigned until 928. At the time of his rule, Croatia forged an alliance with the Byzantines during their struggle with the Bulgarian Empire, with whom Croatia eventually went to war that culminated in the decisive Battle of the Bosnian Highlands in 926. To the north there were often conflicts with the Principality of Hungary. Croatia kept its borders and to some extent expanded on the disintegrated Pannonian Duchy. Tomislav attended the Church Council of Split in 925, convened by Pope John X to discuss the use of Slavic language in liturgy and the ecclesiastical jurisdiction over Croatia and the Byzantine Theme of Dalmatia. Although the Pope sought to prohibit Slavic liturgy, the Council did not agree, while jurisdiction was given to the Archbishop of Split instead of the Croatian Bishop Gregory of Nin. Since the historical sources about Tomislav are scarce, the exact year of his accession and his death are not known. The rule of his successors was marked by a series of civil wars in Croatia and gradual weakening of the country.

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