Second Kingdom of Efransa

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Kingdom of Efransa
Rouiame od Elfransa (Efrasachin)
Motto: Liberatatem, Justitia, Progressus
Liberty, Justice, Progress
Anthem: Le Mercha Elfrasachin
Efransa Map.jpeg
General Location of Metropolitan Efransa within New York State
StatusSelf-proclaimed Micronation
Capital
and Largest City
Parsrid
Government seatLimone
Official languagesEnglish
Efrasachin
Co-OfficialFrench
Spanish
RecognizedGerman
Russian
Dutch
Ethnic groups93.4% American-Born
6.6% Other
Religion(2020)60.5% Non-Religious/Not Reporting
11.8% Christian
2% Jewish
25.7% Other
DemonymEfrasachin, (an) Efrasachind
GovernmentUnitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
• King
Ethan
King Ethan, Acting
The Countess of Machy
LegislatureParliament
Senate
National Assembly
Establishment
• Foundation of Maradia
June 16, 2017
• Dissolution of Maradia
June 1, 2018
• First Constitution
April 4,2019
• Declaration of the Empire
July 7, 2019
• September Revolution
September 10, 2019
• Maradia Establishment
September 27, 2019
• Ludisirga Day
January 3, 2020
March 13, 2020
• Restoration Day
April 10, 2020
• Second Constitution
April 19, 2020
• Independence Day
June 20, 2020
Area
• Total
1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
• Water (%)
0.7% (Estimate)
• Land (%)
99.3% (Estimate)
Population
• 2019 estimate
30
• 2020 census
76
Gini (2020)0.43[1]
low
CurrencyEfrasachin Fraseta (EFR)
Time zoneNorth American (UTC+2)
Date formatdd/mm/yy (CE) (public use-de facto)
yyyy/mm/dd (AD) (government use-de jure)
Drives on theright
Calling code+6 (proposed)
Patron saintSaint Olaf

Efransa (Efrasachin: Elfransa) officially the Kingdom of Efransa (Efrasachin: Rouiame od Elfransa) is a self-proclaimed sovereign state[2], commonly referred to as a micronation by external persons, located in Upstate New York [3], and comprising 3 Provinces, which are further divided into twelve Prefectures and twenty Municipalities. The Kingdom also contains two Special Districts and eight Collectivities [4]. Efransa’s capital and largest city is Parsrid, while the government is headquartered in Limone. Barceille, Zaryville, Phava, New Cork, and Priaev are other major urban areas.

Efransa began in June 2017 as the County Palatine of Maradia, which the current King governed as Count Palatine. The Palatinate fell apart after slightly less than a year. About three months after this, the Kingdom of Floeratia was established, which boomed in activity, and later was renamed to the Kingdom of Efransa. The first Kingdom was succeeded by the Efrasachin (later Iblusigonian) Empire, known a the Imperial Period, ending with the September Revolution, which began the short-lived Republican Era. Tribarcas, the state of the Republican Era, was succeeded by the Kingdom of Maradia, which later became the United Kingdom of Maradia and Fienomige, it is known today as one of the most glorious periods in Efransa's history. However, internal struggles coupled with diplomatic failures brought its demise. During the Transitional Period, the Republic of Ludisirga and the Union of Efransa governed Efrasachin territory, which ended with Restoration Day on April 10, 2020.

Efransa is a Unitary Parliamentary Democracy under a Constitutional Monarchy [5] with the Sovereign (currently King Ethan) as head of state. Executive Power is vested in the Government, organized into the Cabinet, which is chaired by the Prime Minister. Legislative Power is vested in the Parliament, which is composed of the Senate and the National Assembly. Finally, Judicial Power is vested in the King and the Judiciary. The Audencie Nacionale is a people’s forum established by the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. The Audencie Nacionale is allowed to overturn any decisions of HM Government.

The Constitution was ratified on April 19th. The Royal Decree of Independence was signed on June 20th, just over two months after the Constitution. Both are celebrated as national holidays, and are included in the “Big Four” national holidays, along with Restoration Day and Efransa Day. The Code of Laws forms the research basis of all laws, while the Organic Laws and Consolidated Laws constitute actual law.

Efransa had no foreign relations until the Imperial Period, where it mostly failed. The Republican era was such a short period there was no time for establishing diplomacy. Maradia-Fienomige joined the GUM as a provisional member, but was expelled as opposed to becoming a full member. Ludisirga and the Union were far more focused on home affairs. The current Kingdom of Efransa is a member of the Cupertino Alliance and an observer in the Grand Unified Micronational. Efransa has established relations with Desert District, Compen, and others.

Etymology

The name “Efransa”, derives from Spanish for Spain (España)and French for France (France). Many Efrasachin words are derived from culminations of French and Spanish.

The initial plan for Efransa was for its language, culture, and government to be culminations and heavily influenced of and by France and Spain. This was the case for the first incarnation of Efransa, with the modern state having many unique aspects.

The people of Efransa are officially the Efrasachin people or the Efrasachinds, while an individual person is known as an Efrasachind. This was also heavily influenced by Spanish and French demonyms.

History

Early Periods (2017-2019)

The County Palatine of Maradia was established on June 16, 2017, and is considered the direct predecessor state to Efransa. King Ethan reigned as the Count Palatine of Maradia. Maradia’s government was modeled after that of the United States, and incorporating aspects of various different systems. It is now considered to have been a de facto absolute monarchy established by a draft Constitution.

Maradia ended up failing due to the loss of communication between then Count Palatine Ethan and his Grand Minister, coupled by disputes over the legislative structure. Maradia is satirically known as Efransa, Articles of Confederation style representing the failure of the Articles of Confederation of the United States, likened to the failure of the palatinate)

Three months the dissolution of Maradia, the Kingdom of Floeratia was founded by King Ethan, who became the King of Floeratia. Floeratia was established as a mixture of French and Spanish governance, much like modern Efransa. Floeratia was first governed by King Ethan and The Viscount Chatham, who served as inaugural Prime Minister. Floeratia ended up as much more successful than Maradia.

Around November 2018 Floeratia underwent a name change, becoming the Kingdom of Efransa. The newly-renamed Kingdom underwent a rapid developmental period. The first Constitution was drafted from January-April 2019 during this period. Many state symbols and positions were established. Many of the positions of this period were retained throughout the rest of Efrasachin history.

Efransa’s development was slowed by a conflict of Prime Ministers. Throughout March and April, The Count of Onicles and The Viscount Chatham rotated in the premiership multiple times. Eventually, following a snap election (in the form of an epic game of rock-paper-scissors), Chatham emerged as the victor, and was given a mandate to form a Government, while the Count of Onicles took a seat on the Council of State. Chatham, eventually resigned in favor of his then-Minister of Justice, The Countess of Machy, who has remained Prime Minister (with brief break periods) ever since.

Efrasachin State (Spring 2019)

After Chatham resigned in favor of The Countess, she swiftly consolidated her power, supported by Chatham. King Ethan admits he was hesitant to support her, reportedly attempting to restore The Count of Onicles, but to no avail. Ethan eventually backed Machy and she further consolidated her power.

Eventually, the Prime Minister assumed full executive powers, excluding minor ceremonial roles retained by King Ethan (ie. Basically becoming the definition of a figurehead). Multiple small disputes arose between the King and his Government, however, these tensions settled, and governmental unity and cooperation was restored, leading into the Imperial Period.

Imperial Period (Summer 2019)

Late June 2019 brought the government to a standstill. Almost nothing occurred during this period. To keep his nation alive the King issued the Declaration of the Empire, forming the federal Efrasachin Empire. This new Empire became “glorious”, and was far less far-fetched than the Iblusigonian Empire. The Efrasachin Empire also became the first incarnation to apply to join the GUM, however, it was understandably rejected.

The Efrasachin Empire soon became the Iblusigonian Empire. The Emperor was now Emperor of the Iblusigoniands. Iblusigonia was divided into multiple Nations, known as Kingdoms. Iblusigonia’s “ambitious” (to put in the best way) claims made it an odd ball among GUM applicants, and its ridiculously large population and land area claims (though, the then-Emperor stated that they were mere claims, and not fact). This brought the demise of the Empires with the September Revolution.

King Ethan now states his complete disbelief with his thought process in developing Iblusigonia stating, in an interview with himself that, “The heat of that [2019] summer must have made me a little, crazy. I mean, an entire fake contient, ludicrous!”. The King also has stated that Iblusigonia will forever retain a place in his Micronational history, regardless of how ambitious it may have been.

Republican Period (September 2019)

After the Emperor’s failure to properly govern, a revolutionary movement, led by the Viscount Chatham, overthrew the Monarchy and established the Tribarcasian Republic. Oddly, the revolution was supported by the Empor, continued to serve as Acting President, but was handily defeated by the Countess of Machy, and in an agreement, he was sworn in as Prime Minister.The Countess served as President for mere days before resigning in favor of Prime Minister Ethan. He named her as the de facto ruler, Supreme Leader. They both named the Viscount Chatham as the Vice President and Prime Minister, now of the Tribarcasian Federation.

The Prime Minister was soon fired after he leaked plans to invade Fencia (modern day Parsrid) to their leader, the now Assembly Speaker. The Viscount soon became an opponent of the Supreme Leader and President, as well as the newly appointed Prime Minister, the Baron Caleon. This led to another reorganization. It was also during this time that modern Catazur and Brisqau were acquired, and the Great Standoff occurred.

Grand Period (Late 2019)

Tribarcas was reorganized into the Kingdom of Maradia, later the United Kingdom of Maradia and Fienomige. The Countess initially refused to serve as Prime Minister, in favor of working as a bureau of foreign intelligence operative, but she soon resumed her position. Maradia became the second most successful period in Efrasachin history, followed by the modern state.

Maradia, like Iblusigonia, also had large government claims. These were suspended in favor of the Provisional Government. After rejection from the GUM, coupled by further internal conflicts, Maradia-Fienomige collapsed, and with it, many of its King’s ambitions.

Transitional Period (Early 2020)

After a brief interregnum, the Republic of Ludisirga was established, filling Maradia-Fienomige’s place. Ludisirga’s goal was to “reunify the Ludisirgan (Efrasachin) people”. Ludisirga is possibly the most underdeveloped period in Efrasachin history, yet, it’s existence was relatively long. King Ethan served as President, with the Countess of Machy continuing as Prime Minister.

Soon, a new idea developed, the Union of Efransa. The King reportedly developed the idea as “a culmination of the best aspects of the Roman Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the European Union, Switzerland, and the United States”. The same day Federation occurred, where Ludisirga was divided into states, and the then Democratic Republic of Glousteschire joined the Union, along with Fencia.

The Union fell apart due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the minimal communication between the Presidency, which was key to the governance, and as such, apparently after watching The Crown, the King was inspired to restore the original Kingdom of Efransa.

Contemporary Times

Cover of the Second Constitution

Efransa returned to the being the Kingdom of Efransa on April 10, 2019, with the second Constitution being ratified and signed on April 19, 2020, just over a year after the ratification of the first constitution. Immediately after the convocation of the first Parliament, the National Coronavirus Response Act ended government operations and allowed the King to rule by decree, the Act will be repealed by decree following New York State’s regulations [6].

May 30th brought a fast period of development, known within Efransa as Renovation, referring to new laws and symbols adopted or amended during this period. Most laws were rewritten, the coat of arms was redesigned (minor changes once again came in mid-July), and the sole three Amendments to the Constitution were ratified. The Viscount Chatham also considered challenging the incumbent Prime Minister for the leadership of the SDP, but decided against it.

In honor of the third anniversary of Maradia, the Maradia Declaration established the Collectivity of Maradia on June 16, 2020, this day also brought further territorial expansion, including the establishment of the Province of Desozziyu, as well as the incorporation of Monarra and Avienne as collectivities. Avienne, consisting of islands off the French and Spanish coasts, is the sole territory of Efransa outside the United States.

On July 25, 2020, King Ethan amended the Constitution three times, establishing the Presidency of the Government,retention elections for Senators, and the new Chancellery, with the Supreme Chancellery becoming the Ministry of Social Affairs Efransa underwent further territorial expansion on August 9, 2020, the day after King’s Day, establishing three new Collectivities, Marginacote, and New Ontario.

August 2020 also brought some minor uprisings against the King, primarily from the Deputy Prime Minister, the Viscount Chatham, repeatedly saying “Overthrow the Tyrant”. This brought back many memories, as the Viscount was the leader of the September Revolution in 2019. However, it did not boil over into a full revolution.

The week of August 10 began the codification process of the laws. The Code of Laws contains mostly complete, infrequently redacted, versions of all the laws and royal decrees, edicts, and proclamations. The Code of Laws is the counterpart to the Consolidated Laws, which contains the actual text of laws.

Politics and Government

Obverse of the Great Seal, which is used on all Government documents

Efransa’s government takes place in the form of a Parliamentary Democracy. The Government is headed ceremonially by the Monarch, currently King Ethan. The Monarch ceremonially appoints various government officials and grants assent to laws. The President of the Government is the most senior elected official, and advises the Monarch on behalf of the people, and often works with the Monarch when mediating disputes between the three branches. The Chancellor is the third and final official responsible for mediating the operations, but is unique in that hey also work with local governments. The Parliament is vested all legislative powers, divided into the Senate and the National Assembly. The judicial system forms three tiers, with the High Court of Justice at the apex of both, while also sitting at both intermediate appeal and trial level, along with the Supreme Appellate Tribunal and the General Courts/Central Administrative Court respectively. Currently, King Ethan, the Countess of Machy, and the Viscount Chatham are known as the “Triumvirate” as they hold the strongest political influence.

Law and Order

File:Efransa National Police Shield.jpeg
Shield of the National Police

The Judiciary enforces the laws of Efransa. The Chambers of the High Court, along with the General Courts and the Central Administrative Court sit at trial level, while they appeal to either the Supreme Appellate Tribunal or the National Court of Appeal Division. All cases end with the Court of Cassation Division.

The law is primarily enforced by the National Police, with court orders enforced by the Lord High Sheriff. The Royal Gendarmerie and the Civil Guard have little peacetime enforcement power, but have large duties during states of emergency.

The Constitutional Council is the “supreme interpreting authority” of the Constitution and Organic Laws, and in some cases the laws. It consists of members selected by the Cabinet, General Congress, and High Court. The King is Chairman and Guardian of the Constitution.

Foreign Relations

The Ministry of Foreign Relations is the government agency charged with oversight of the nation’s foreign affairs and policy. The Foreign Service is the government agency subordinate to the Foreign Ministry, charged with representing the nation abroad. The Ambassador General is the chief diplomat, (aside from the King). There are four Ambassadors: for the Americas, for Afro-Eurasia, for Oceania, and for International Organizations.

The Consular Division is a part of their Foreign Service which has multiple Consuls, subordinate to Ambassadors and representing Efransa in specific nations/organizations of importance. The King is the ceremonial Core Consul, as well as Marshal Ambassador.

Efransa has focused on domestic affairs for most of its history. The nation also has various embassies in the Efransa Online server. The following states have established relations with Efransa through the Efransa Online server, and those following them are officially recognized.

Efransa has also been, since July of 2020, an observer in the Grand Unified Micronational, and a member of the Cupertino Alliance

Bilateral Recognition/Full Relations

Unilateral Recognitions

Administrative Divisions

Efransa consist of multiple non-contiguous parts, three Provinces, two Special Districts, and five Collectivities. The three Provinces are Efrasaduro, Pormalia, and Desozziyu, divided into Prefectures, which are further divided into Municipalities. The Special District of Caisonia consists of the homes of Efrasachinds not within a Province or Collectivity or not part of another (micro)nation. Empranise is a special district containing various businesses. The Collectivities include: New Gloucestershire, Glenkill, Maradia, Monarra, Avienne, Marginacote New Ontario, and Aruçao.

The Provinces are known as Metropolitan Efransa, while Empranise and the Collectivities are considered Outer Efransa. Caisonia is most often categorized as Metropolitan Efransa, but sometimes as both. The whole boundaries of Efransa were established by the Territorial Definitions and Roads Act, which also established the State Roads System.

Military

Emblem of the Royal Efrasachin Army

The Royal Efrasachin Army (REA) is the military of Efransa. The King has the constitutional responsibilities of commander-in-chief of the Royal Army. The King’s command authority is exercised by himself, often with the High Command.

As commander-in-chief, the King is the leader of the High Command. The Commander of the Royal Army is the most senior serviceman in the Royal Army, and is appointed by the King with consent of the Senate. Other members of the High Command including: the Prime Minister, the Colonels of each Company, and the Commodore of the Air Wing.

The Royal Army is divided into three Companies. Each Company has a Colonel who is the officer of that company, a Chief Constable who oversees the Constables in that Company. There are also two Constables in each Company. The Companies also have ceremonial Colonels-in-Chief.

The Air Wing is overseen by the Commodore, and divided into three Flights, one with each Company. Each Flight is commanded by a Flight Captain, and has three paper airplanes, one of which is chosen to lead the Flight. The Air Commodore and the Flight Captains form the Air Council.

Environment

Efransa aims to be one of the foremost (micro)nations when it comes to protecting the environment. Efransa requires that energy producers use renewable sources, and encourages people to build solar panels, much like the Palace of Hawthorn. Hunting is strictly limited, with very specific days, times, and animals allowed. The Ministry of Home Affairs regulates Efrasachin Environment, through the Environmental Protection and Energy Agency, led by The Viscount Chatham.

Geography

Image of a portion of the Marginal Way, unknown if this is located within Efransa. Downloaded from Pinterest

Efransa is located almost entirely in Upstate New York, specifically the New York Capital Region, north of Albany, with satellite ares near Oswego, New York and Kennebunc, Maine. Small islands off of the French coast, near Brittany and off the Spanish coast near Galicia are also claimed. The land surronding Efransa has numerous hills, large fields, and buildings.

Efransa contains two main land types: fields and paved areas, colloquially named Ludisirgan and Bermion Areas respectively. About 75% of the nation is part of the Ludisirgan Areas, including the three largest Prefectures. Although, most have a mixture of both Areas, primarily found in Desozziyu, and namely in Amerlin via the Ring of Hanue.

Efrasaduro is the smallest of the three Provinces. Grand Ouste is almost entirely grassy fields, and is the largest Efrasaduron Prefecture. Parsrid, the national capital, is also considered Ludisirgan Areas. Catazur and Brisqau are two of the three entirely Bermion Areas, with the other being Dulan in Pormalia. Major features of Efrasaduro include the three Communes of Parsrid and the Grand Ouste panhandle.

Pormalia consists of Dulan, the sole entirely Bermion Area, along with the Ring of Hanue constituted all of Bermion in Pormalia, with all of Amerlin (excluding the Ringt), Limone, and Mahnen constituting Ludisirgan Areas. Easily the most notable feature of Pormalian geography is its distinct upside-down tractor shape.

Desozziyu is undisputedly the largest Province. It also contains the two largest Prefectures: Livuska and Beloyuris, which are followed by Mahnen in Pormalia, Cesyina (also in Desozziyu), and Grand Ouste in Efrasaduro. Like the other Provinces, it is mostly fields, but the Mohawk Lake is a major feature. Desozziyu also contains the Duchess of Floeratia Rose Garden, and various other national parks. These will be governed by a special state agency in Desozziyu, it is unknown what this will be called.

The Collectivities have similar geography to the Provinces, mostly field areas, most notably Maradia and Monarra. New Gloucestershire is very similar to Efrasaduro, and is located very near to it. Avienne's geography is mostly unknown, but is assumed to be a rocky area, due to it consisting of various islands. Aruçao also has unknown geographic features. Glenkill consists of a small river and some forests. The Caisonia is mostly fields as well, while Empranise is mostly buildings and paved parking lots.

Climate

Efransa’s weather is usually sunny with some clouds here and there. The temperature is usually one either extreme (very cold or very hot). Weather is usually also quite strong when it hits, though for short periods of time. Efransa has little history of natural disasters, due to its northern location. The most recent disasters were some minor tornadoes in nearby Rotterdam, as well as remenants of 2011 Hurricane Irene and of 2020 Tropical Storm Fay

Climate data for Albany, New York (South of Metropolitan Efransa) 1981–2010 normals, extremes 1874–2020
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 71
(21.7)
73
(22.8)
78
(25.6)
92
(33.3)
97
(36.1)
100
(37.8)
104
(40)
102
(38.9)
100
(37.8)
91
(32.8)
82
(27.8)
68
(20)
Average high °F (°C) 30.5
(-0.83)
34.7
(1.5)
42.8
(6)
58.4
(14.67)
69.5
(20.83)
77.9
(25.5)
82.4
(28)
80.5
(26.94)
72.2
(22.33)
59.8
(15.44)
47.9
(8.83)
35.9
(2.17)
57.71
(14.282)
Daily mean °F (°C) 22.5
(-5.28)
25.9
(-3.39)
34.3
(1.28)
47.9
(8.83)
58.4
(14.67)
67.2
(19.56)
72.2
(22.33)
70.2
(21.22)
61.9
(16.61)
54.8
(12.67)
47.9
(8.83)
28.55
(-1.917)
49.31
(9.618)
Average low °F (°C) 14.5
(-9.72)
17
(-8.3)
25.7
(-3.5)
37.3
(2.94)
47.2
(8.44)
56.5
(13.61)
62.0
(16.67)
59.9
(15.5)
51.6
(10.89)
38.3
(3.5)
31.5
(-0.28)
21.2
(-6)
38.56
(3.644)
Record low °F (°C) -26
(-32.2)
-22
(-30)
-21
(-29.4)
9
(-12.8)
27
(-2.8)
35
(1.7)
44
(6.7)
37
(2.8)
24
(-4.4)
16
(-8.9)
27
(-2.8)
16
(-8.9)

(-17.8)
Average Precipitation inches (mm) 2.71
(68.8)
2.27
(57.7)
3.17
(80.5)
3.25
(82.6)
3.67
(93.2)
3.74
(95)
3.50
(88.9)
3.68
(93.5)
3.31
(84.1)
3.23
(82)
3.31
(84.1)
3.76
(95.5)
3.30
(83.8)
Average Snowfall inches (cm) 1.7
(4.3)
1.6
(4.1)
1.9
(4.8)
1.9
(4.8)
0.1
(0.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.8)
2.8
(7.1)
13.7
(34.8)
37.1
(94.2)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 12.8 10.4 12.1 11.9 13.1 12.2 10.8 10.7 9.8 10.4 11.7 11.9 137.8
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 10.3 7.6 5.6 1.2 0.1 0 0 0 0 0.1 2.5 7.4 34.8
Source: weather.gov [7], rssweather.com [8], weather.com-us [9]

Flora and Fauna

The flora and fauna of Efransa match that of most of Upstate New York and the rest of the Northeastern United States/Great Lakes Region. Animals such as the Deer and Owl are frequently seen animals with Metro Efransa. Like much of North America red-tailed hawks can be frequently sited, as can Cottontail rabbits. Many trees and flowers grow naturally, including the Balsamic Fir. The Duchess of Floeratia is also a prominent Gardner within the Kingdom, with many colorful flowers she has planted.

Demographics

The Civil flag, commonly used to represent the Efrasachin people

Most Efrasachinds resided and were born in the New York State Capital Region. There is an about even split between caucasians and people of color. In many Efrasachinds their background is mostly European, specifically Western Europe. East and South Asian, as well as African and Hispanic backgrounds are also common, and often mixed with European nationalities. 93.4% were born in America, while 6.6% were born elsewhere.

Human citizens make up about 64%, while another 20% comes from the ants, and the remaining 16% is the permanent residents and visitors to Metro Efransa.

Efrasachinds largely did not report a religion on the 2020 Census, comprising 60.5% of the population. Christian religions and Judaism were also reported, making up 11.8% and 2% respectively. 25.7% reported other religions, including Islam and Antism, which is unique to Efrasachin ants, making up 19.7% within the 25.7%. 1.3% was reported for Islam. The remaining percentages are miscellaneous.

Economy

The Economy of Efransa is strongly governmentally regulated, based on the “people over [extensive] pay [for business owners]”. This is done by the Board of Economic Directors, United Workers Board, and the Board of Business Supervisors. They are colloquially known as the “three Boards”. All but the UWB are part of the Finance and Economic Department. The enivre economic system governance was established by the Public Finance, Economic, and Business Regulations Act.

The Board of Economic Directors regulates all fiscal and and economic policies and institutions. The UWB oversees workers rights and labour standards. The Board of Business Supervisors oversees all state owned, public, and private companies, and may dissolve, create, or nationalize companies.

Public Finance

5 Fraseta Note, the currency of Efransa

The First Ministry oversees the Finance and Economic Department, which oversees His Majesty!s Treasury, the Reserve Bank, the Internal Revenue Agency, etc. All are responsible for public finance, including banking, the treasury, and taxation, the latter of which is not enforced. The Reserve Bank is also the sole national credit union and banking authority.

The first section of the 2020 Revenue and Appropriations Act states that “No person may be compelled to pay a fee to the state, unless for the punishment of a crime”, meaning all taxation within the state is voluntary. Therefore, the revenue and budget of the state are very minimalist.

The Currency Office is responsible for the regulation of the Efrasachin Fraseta. The Reserve Bank’s Royal Mint oversees production of the Fraseta Notes, and Raitero coins. The Comptroller of the Currency regulates all aspects of the currency. The Assistant Superintendent of the Bank for Currency regulates its circulation. The National Credit Office regulates national credit unions, and provides credit for certain people.

Business and Industry

Efransa has very few public businesses, and one private businesses, although, both are legal. The largest non-state owned company is Siwwi Hamster Entertainment Enterprises, co-owned by the King. The King also serves as Deputy President and Chief Everything Else Officer of the First National Bank of Sussie. The National Defense Corporation and the Royal Utilities Company are examples of state enterprises.

The Board of Business Supervisors regulates these businesses. Each type of business (state, public, and private) have a Supervisor, elected by the National Assembly Finance Committee, the people, and the other two Supervisors respectively. The Chairs of the Economic Board and the Workers Board are Co-Presidents of the BBS.

Trade

Exports

Efransa has multiple established corporations. Most however, do not export their product. Most of the resources are de facto imported from the United States

Imports

Efransa imports almost everything from American retail stores, as well as the global company Amazon.

Infrastructure

Utilities are de facto provided by American companies, while they are provided by the Royal Utilities Company de jure. There are few buildings in Efransa, excluding homes within Caisonia and some small structures in the Provinces. Certain American companies are de jure located within the Special District of Empranise. Efrasachin infrastructure is strong, there are very few buildings in the Provinces and Collectivities, but they are abundant in Caisonia and Empranise.

Education

Education in Efransa is divided amongst three tiers. The first tier is the Central Schools System, the second is the the Colleges, and the third is the the Universities. The entire education system is regulated by the Regent and Commission of Education, which a part of the Ministry of Social Affairs.

The system is unique in that the Central Schools System educates students first in broad topics, then in specifics. At age 13 students enter the National College (or private colleges of which there are currently none), and study for a four-year Master’s degree. The Royal University (or private universities, still none) grants Licenses in studies such as law or medicine, while also granting Doctorates.

Central Schools System

The Central Schools System handles primary and secondary education. Students in the CSS range in age from 5-13. The CSS is under the authority of the Principal and divided into the Primary and Secondary Schools. Each school has a Headmaster/Headmistress in charge of the school. The primary school is more focused on more general topics, while the secondary school is more specific.

National College

The National College awards Master’s degrees in various subjects, and is the first stage of higher education, akin to undergraduate education. Every person in Efransa is required to complete a Master’s degree. The College is governed by the Rector, Provost, and Board of Trustees. Each school (arts, humanities, and sciences) has a Dean. Certain Master’s degrees require licenses or doctorates to practice.

Royal University

The Royal University is the second stage of higher education, akin to graduate education in other countries. The two academies (License and Doctoral) award licenses in professional studies (ie. law, medicine, etc.) , and doctorates in professional and academic studies (ie. jurisprudence, biology, finance etc.). The Royal University is governed by its Chancellor, assisted by the Academy Presidents.

Private Schools

The Education Act allows for the establishment of private Colleges and Universities, governed by the Master of Private Institutes of Education. There are currently no institutions established as private organizations.

Culture and Media

The Culture of Efransa is a melting pot of many different cultures, predominantly American, British, French and Spanish culture The Efrasachin Culture is not simply a culmination of those cultures, it is but everything has uniquely (or semi-uniquely) Efransa aspects to it. Efrasachin Culture was constructed by the King and is considered to incorporate nature into Efrasachin life, represented by the Crown of Feathers, the national crown.

Tacos, a favorite dish within Efransa

Efrasachin cuisine incorporates all of the primary flavor groups: sweet, salty, spicy, and sour. The most prominent among these are salty and spicy. The national dish is an Orange Creamsicle. Some of the favorite dishes in Efransa include: Steak, Tacos, Efransa-style Chicken, Meatloaf, and almost anything Chocolate. Seafood is also very widely eaten with Efransa, and is a national favorite.

Efransa has two official languages, two co-official languages, and three recognized languages. English and Efrasachin are the primary official languages of the nation, while French and Spanish are co-official. German, Dutch, and Russian are recognized languages. Japanese, Italian, Norwegian, Irish, Welsh, and Czech are also non-officially recognized, but active languages within Efransa. The Efrasachin language is a culmination of French and Spanish, and is governed by the Royal Efrasachin Language Academy.

Efransa also has many unique (and many common) holidays. Some of the most notable include Justice Day, celebrating the passage of the 2020 Crimes Act, Liberty Day, celebrating the Bill of Rights, Restoration Day, celebrates the re-establishment of Efransa, Sun Day, celebrating summer solstice, and Cupertino Day, celebrating Efransa joining the Cupertino Alliance.

Date Name Type Notes
1 January New Year's Day Public holiday (national) The start of the new year, traditionally observed by the Royal Family via a small private party held at the Palace of Hawthorn.
8 January Economy Day Public holiday (national) Celebrates economic stability and free-enterprise.
6 March Cardigan Day Public holiday (national) Celebrates Cardigans, every Efrasachind is required by law to wear a Cardigan on this day.
10 April Restoration Day Public holiday (national) Celebrates the restoration of Efransa on April 10, 2020.
19 April Constitution Day Public holiday (national) Celebrates the adoption of the Constitution
2 May Army Day Public holiday (national) Celebrates the establishment of the Royal Army.
5 May Justice Day Public holiday (national) Celebrates the Judicial Proceedings Act, which was later repealed and replaced by the Organic Law of the Judiciary (via a Royal edict).
12 May Liberty Day Public holiday (national) Celebrates the Bill of Rights.
8 June Flag Day Public holiday (national) Celebrates the national symbols.
20 June Independence Day Public holiday (national) Commemorating the Royal Decree of Independence.
23 July Cupertino Day Public holiday (national) Celebration of Efransa's admittance into the Cupertino Alliance.
8 August King's Day Public holiday (national) Celebrating the birth of HM King Ethan.
11 October Efransa Day Public holiday (national) The most important of the national holidays, the national day itself. Celebrating the establishment of the first Kingdom of Efransa.
25 December Christmas Day Public observance (national) Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, not an established holiday, but observed by the Monarchy and many citizens.

The Royal Efrasachin Press Corps is the primary press organization. Freedom of the press is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. The State Telecommunications Company provides telecommunications and broadcasting services, and runs the Royal Gazette. Siwwi Hamster Entertainment Enterprises is a large media company, co-owned by the King. The King also co-owns King and Chatham Law Partners, along with The Viscount Chatham, the incumbent Deputy Prime Minister.

The Church of Efransa is the national church, governed by the King as Patriarch of Efransa. The Church is not state-sponsored, except through the Monarchy. Freedom of religion is also guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

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