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Kingdom of Latvania
The Kingdom of Latvania (in Italian: "Regno di Lituvania'') is a micronation founded in May 2018 by King Lorenzo I of Latvania. The Kingdom was founded to secede from the Republic of Italy. Although the territories in which the King has a de facto jurisditcion are still narrow, the Crown reclaims the whole Italian town of Peschiera Borromeo as the borders of the nation.
| Kingdom of Latvania |
Liberty and Justice
Dont Tread On Me (Metallica)
|South-East MIlan, Italy |
|Capital city||Peschiera Borromeo|
|Largest city||San Giuliano Lituvano|
|Official language(s)||Italian, English|
|Short name||Lituvania (Latvania)|
|- King||Lorenzo I of Latvania|
|Established||May 8th, 2018|
|Area claimed||151,76 km²|
|Time zone||UTC +1|
|National sport||Cornhole, Baseball|
|National dish||Chesapeake Patty|
|National drink||Dr Pepper|
|National animal||Cockatiel and Halloween Crab|
|Patron saint||Saint Carlo Borromeo|
The Kingdom of Latvania was founded in May 8th, 2018, by His Majesty King Lorenzo I of Vania, first King of the nation, as a consequence of the "tyrannical taxes" of the Italian Republic, as the King stated. Before this Kingdom was created, there were discussions regarding the form of Government of the new nation. The options were the Free State of Peschiera Borromeo ("Stato Libero di Peschiera Borromeo" in Italian), a republic, or a Kingdom. The Kingdom was chosen.
The nation isn't recognized yet by any other nation, but despite that, it claims the territory of the whole town of Peschiera Borromeo.
Like most nations, Latvania is dealing with the Wuhan Coronavirus Pandemic of 2019-2020. As of April 3, 2020, no citizen is infected, However, strict measures are adopted among citizens, using the same guidelines given by the Italian government.
The night of July 15th, 2020 the Parliament of Latvania unanimously approved the Union Act, thus annexing the cities of San Giuliano Milanese (renamed San Giuliano Lituvano, becoming the current largest and most populated city in the country), Colturano, Mediglia, Pantigliate, Melegnano, Mediglia, Tribiano, Paullo, Dresano, Vizzolo-Predabissi, Mulazzano, Sordio, Casalmaiocco and San Donato Milanese (renamed San Donato Lituvano). The Union Act substantially increased the country's area and population.
On the night of July 29th, 2020, the King personally approved the flag for the capital city, Peschiera Borromeo (Azalea is now part of the Peschiera Borromeo Metropolitan City, which is given the special status of Historic Capital).
Government and Politics
The Kingdom of Latvania is a Constitutional Monarchy, and has a Constitution that was signed by the King and the only other citizen of the country. The power of the government and of the King himself are very limited in truth, since it is the people who decide democratically every issue regarding the politics of the state. The King is actually a representative figure of the nation, but his powers are very limited. There are election every four year, and every citizen has the right to partecipate and to candidate himself.
Despite being democratic and a libertarian country, the first amendment of the Constitution states that the form of government cannot be changed (from the Constitution: "The nation named Kingdom of Latvania is a Costitutional Monarchy, and the form of Government cannot be changed in any way.").
The first diplomatic relation started by Latvania dated April 4, 2020, when the Kingdom was contacted by Regno del Sud.
The Kingdom of Latvania was first offficially recognized by foreign entity on April 7, 2020, when the Republic of Belcity recognized the country, and in return Latvania recognized the Republic, starting its first official foreign relations. The following day, the President of the United Republics of Antarctica, recognized Latvania, becoming also the second to be recognized. Both countries were awarded by Latvania, and decorated with the highest decoration a foreign country can receive from Latvania, the Medal of Friendship.
On April 9, 2020, the Kingdom of Latvania decided to recognize Taiwan and every nation that is a member of the United Nations, with the exception of China, Saudi Arabia and North Korea.
Law and Order
The second and the third amendments of the Constitution explain the freedom every citizen has, and how order is maintaned in the country.
2nd Amendment: "Every citizen of the Kingdom of Latvania state is equal to the law and is endowed with inalienable rights that allow him to live, to be free and to pursuit happiness. The individual liberties are the most important thing that the state has to duty to defend."
3rd Amendment: "A well-regulated militia of citizens is necessary to delimit or lay down the government in times of internal crisis in which the government does not subscribe to the decisions of the ruling people. In this period the freedom to hold weapons and defend their property is maximum, as a citizen has the right to be free. The freedom to detain weapons is part of the inviolable rights of the second article."
Latvania share cultural roots with the rest of surrounding towns, and with the rest of the Italian peninsula, although it takes elements from different cultures, like the American culture, The most used language is Italian, although most of the citizens can speak proper English with no problem.
The national dish in Latvania is the Chesapeake Patty. A special homemade hamburger prepared with specific ingredients. Although the hamburger is very popular among the citizens, the recipe is secret, and only the Royal Family has access to it. It is often matched with a soft drink, most notably Dr Pepper. This dish is also called the "Flying Burger", because of the two bacon stripes resembling two wings.
The Coat of Arms of the nation, is heavily inspired by the Coat of Arms of the City of Peschiera Borromeo, which is the nation mainland.
Latvania also has national animals, and they are two animal species and in particular three animals, two cockatiels named Dixie and Dexter and one halloween land crab, called Francis Scott, that sadly passed away.
Latvania proudly promotes sport activity. Most of the athlets in the country enjoy practicing their favorite sports, and there are a lot of place where they can do it. Latvania infact, hosts football fields, tennis fields, swimming pools, gyms, a golf club and even two artifical lake, one for fishermen too.
The national sport though, are Cornhole, a typical American game that the King discoverd with pleasure during his offical tour of the United States Capital City, Washington D.C., in August 2019, and since July 2020, baseball. The most important baseball teams are the "Peschiera Serpents" and the "Mediglia Icemen".
Latvania also promotes eSports, and the national game is Halo. Very often the King organizes Halo tournaments, joined by fellow citizens.
The King's email address: email@example.com