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Kingdom of Lacia
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The Kingdom of Lacia was a Constitutional Monarchy that is completely surrounded by The Netherlands.
History of Lacia
Many years ago, Wiebe Marten thought about buying an oil platform if he had enough money and create his own country on it what he wanted to call: Wiquwamietopolatzeflatiopionië. This was long before he had ever heard about the term 'micronationalism'. However, at some point he discovered Sealand. there was the term micronation also. of course, that was the magic word, and he found lots of information about it. When Wiebe Marten got a book from Sinterklaas about micronations in 2009, he started to develop serious ideas of beginning nów, and not on an Oil Platform, but simply in his chamber at home.
Lacia was founded somewhere in December 2009 and King Wiebe Marten of Lacia the First crowned himself king. The exact date of founding is unknown.
King Wiebe Marten of Lacia I abandoned the older name, simply because he was about the only one who could pronounce it correctly and because it would be difficult to get in good relations with other nations. So, after a bit of thinking, the name Lacia was used.
Since then Wiebe Marten of Lacia I was busy creating everything related to the country: A website, a flag, a constitution, etc. However, this phase is at this point still going on: the country is far from 'finished'.
Declaration of Independence
At this point of time, Lacia also still didn't send a Declaration of Independence to The Netherlands or any other so-called 'macro nations'. The reason for this is that we first want to know if you should send a Declaration of Independence to a country you don't recognise.We would really like the opinions of other Micronations on this matter. Discussions can be done on our Talk Page.
This is the Lacian Constitution as written at this point of time. More rules will follow soon.
Art. 1: Rules of Living
1.1 Murder, Stealing, and/or Harming anyone with intent are crimes and will be punished!
1.2 All Citizens and Visitors of Lacia have the complete right to say anything: This is called Freedom of Speech.
1.2.1 There are exceptions on the Freedom of Speech:
a) Using harsh Language is Forbidden
b) Dirsrespect Humans is Forbidden.
c) Criticism may not be destroyed, only building.
Art. 2: Behaviour against the King
2.1 Thou May address the king as 'you' rather than 'thou', and don't need to use his titles when naming him, with the exceptions of: Official Documents
2.2 Taking over the country from the King is forbidden
Art.3: Rules of Behaviour against Other Lands
3.1 We are a peaceful country, and will always try to solve problems on a diplomatic way first.
Lacia isn't a very big country, too small for most team sports. King Wiebe Marten of Lacia I, however, is a fanatic musician. He plays on his Royal Marimba very often. Also, the King really likes to play some video games. Reading is also very important in Lacia, as Lacia has a Royal Library with a large collection of documents, some are related to important state matters, others are for relaxing in the evenings.
The main food in Lacia is the so-called 'Suikerhartjes'. This is a delicacy that King Wiebe Marten of Lacia I likes very much. It is a candy in the form of a heart.
Also, there is a Royal Bell in Lacia that is used on various moments, especially on special days.
- 14 april - Birthday of King Wiebe Marten Wijnja of Lacia the First
- ??? - For no apparent reason.
-At this point, there is only one inhabitant of Lacia, and also only one citizen. However, in the near future, more people will be able to become a citizen.
-The exact location of the country is: 53° 9'6.20"N 6°29'58.65"O
-King Wiebe Marten of Lacia I is the only king as far as known to play on a Marimba