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Kingdom of Demirelia
| Kingdom of Demirelia|
Enig og tro til fjellene faller!
Norwegian: United and loyal until the mountains crumble!
Mountains of Old
|Stavanger, Norway |
|- King||Patrick I|
|- Statskansler||Lise Næsheim-Renwick|
|- Type||- Unicameral|
|Established||2015 (Independence) |
30 June 2016 (State of Abelden)
|This is a federal state of the Abeldane Empire|
The Kingdom of Demirelia, more commonly known simply as Demirelia and formerly known as the Federal Republic of Demirelia and the Empire of Demirelia, is a federal state of the Abeldane Empire. The annexation of the Empire of Demirelia into the Abeldane Empire on 30 June 2016 marked the beginning of the Demirelian Kingdom.
Demirelia first came into existence in mid 2015, as a project between Abelden's Stephen I and Nedland's Ned Greiner. They founded it as the Federal Republic of Demirelia, with its form of government inspired by that of Switzerland. In October 2015 Demirelia was transformed from a federal republic to an empire. During the period from October to November, Stephen was anointed emperor and Greiner appointed prime minister.
After Greiner left the community in October 2015, Stephen offered Patrick Renwick the crown as Demirelian Co-Emperor, which was accepted. On May 28, 2016, after Greiner's return to micronationalism, he was reinstalled as prime minister by Stephen.
At the end of June 2016, a referendum was held in Abelden regarding the question of whether or not the nation should become a federal monarchy, and annex the majority of the members of the Abeldane Commonwealth. After the referendum resulted in an overwhelming majority in favor of federal monarchy, Demirelia was willingly annexed as a federal state, and became a kingdom. Co-Emperor Stephen abdicated, whilst Co-Emperor Patrick I was proclaimed king of Demirelia, and promptly appointed Mike Lewis as First Minister.
In February 2017 First Minister Mike Lewis resigned his position of First Minister along with his Abeldane citizenship. This prompted the so called February Coup. The coup saw King Patrick I refusing to appoint a replacement First Minister, assuming all state power directly and establishing a Royal Dictatorship. The Reichsversammlung, the Abeldane federal Legislature, was from Demirelia's annexation in June 2016 until 30 December 2017 the de facto state legislature of the Kingdom. On 30 December 2017 however, the King promulgated a royal decree establishing the Landsting as the new state legislature and appointing it's new members. Following this, he appointed Lise Næsheim-Renwick to the position of First Minister (later renamed Statskansler). This was seen as the formal end of the Demirelian Royal Dictatorship, though the King continues to in practice directly exercise most powers.
Demirelia is formally a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, with the Landsting as it's legislature. The Landsting consists of 3 members, appointed and serving at the pleasure of the King. The Statskansler, the Demirelian head of government, is appointed by the monarch and serves as the chair of the Landsting and (in theory) as chief executive officer within the state and advisor to the monarch. In reality, most powers remain effectively exercised in the Royal office.
Demirelia was, during it's time as an independent state, a member of the Abeldane Commonwealth, and so had full official relations with the other nations within the organization. Demirelia also had formal relations with Nedland and the Empire of Paravia during this time. Following annexation into Abelden, the foreign affairs of the Kingdom are handled by the Abeldane foreign ministry.