Kingdom of Loquntia
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| Kingdom of Loquntia|
(Thoodish: Free in death)
"Dieu et mon droit"
(French): God and my right)
"God Save The King"
"The Liberty Bell" - John Philip Sousa
|North America |
|Capital city||Liberty City, Principality of Norling|
|Largest city||St. Peter (Disputed)|
|Official language(s)||English, Spanish, Thoodish, Loquntian Bastard Latin, Norling (historical), Lokúnta (historical)|
|Official religion(s)||Christianity, Cherokee Spiritualism, Agnosticism|
|Demonym||Loquntian, Welkuuner, Locunteño|
|- The Sovereign||HM King John I|
|- Type||- Bicameral|
|- Number of seats||- 10|
|- Last election||- November 28, 2015|
|Established||January 21, 2012 (Loquntia Day)|
|Area claimed||~500 sq. ft.|
|Population||30 (2015 Estimation)|
|Currency||Loquntian Crown (₰), U.S. Dollar ($)|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time (UTC+6 Sierra)|
|National dish||Chicken Fried Bacon|
|National drink||Prince of Wales Tea, Dandelion & Burdock|
|National animal||Yellow Naped Amazon Parrot|
Government Website or Email (For citizenship information and diplomatic contact.)
The Kingdom of Loquntia is a micronation founded in 2012 by its current king, HRH King John L.R.&.Esq.. It was founded on the pretense that it would be "Rightfully damn pretty"
Originally named after the failed constructed language "Loqunta", Loquntia was founded as a simple dictatorship and has since developed into a constitutional monarchy.
The Archaic Era
Originally founded in an 8th-grade classroom, it was founded as a dictatorship without a constitution, and without a unified code of law.
The Constitutional Dictatorship
After The Crown of Loquntia issued marriages and entitled citizens under the crown, The Crown eventually chartered its national archives system, The Library of Blue Ink. During a dormant state, all archives were lost, among which was The Grand Book of Public Record, numerous court cases, and the only 3 surviving dictionaries of the original national language, Loqunta.
The Purge Act of 2014
The Purge Act refers to a battery of measures taken by the Crown to restore lost archives. The Minister of Public Records was forcibly removed from his duty and his citizenship was one of many revoked. Then, an election was held in which people voted for their representatives in parliament.
The Constitutional Monarchy
Following the Purge Act of 2014, HM King John I went on to draft a constitution which, much like that of the United States of America, guarantees each citizen a set of rights and pillars the government on three branches, the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative, respectively. The Modern Republic of the Kingdom of Loquntia refers to the Crown of Loquntia, and the Principality of Norling.
The Crown of Loquntia, in addition to conducting and granting Christian marriages, also issues knighthoods, lordships, honors, and two honours in law, one being the Royal Doctorate and Esquire [L.R.&.Esq.] and the Royal Doctorate Legal Minor [L.R.LL.m.]. Also, there are titular positions based on merit, such as knighthoods, lordships, among others, each with its own special entitlements.
Inactivity Following 2017
Following May 2017, King John I announced his dismissal of himself from several social and political positions within the micronational world. This was done without any prospect of return, or of the return of Loquntia to a public state.
Currently the land claimed by The Republic of The Kingdom of Loquntia constitutes a Military Encampment 0-30 in The United States of America which is part of the administrative area of the Principality of Norling. It has been planned that The Royal Military will claim more territory either through invasion or by willful amnesty.
The Royal Army has not enlisted soldiers for three and a half years; the current administration is undergoing reconstruction.
The naval fleet is currently undergoing a change in its administration as well.
HM Special Police
The Loquntian Special Police are a group of armed personnel who work as metropolitan police when necessary. The typical job of policing is carried out by citizens and not a unified police force. The main purpose of the HMSP is as bailiffs for the Supreme Court system.
All three of the national languages are documented and regulated by the Library of Blue Ink (though there is a strong stigma against the regulation of language).
Loquntian English (often referred to as Cavalier) is the most predominantly-spoken language in Loquntia. It descends from the dialect of English spoken in the Southern United States but all spellings are reminiscent of British English.
Lochintian is the fifth and most recent iteration of the Library of Blue Ink's constructed language project, being influenced heavily by the Romance language, including mostly Occitan, Italian, and Latin nuances. It is expected that more implications for the language will be created. As for practicality, King John I states "it really just seems like the kind of thing that would look good on a road sign".
The least popular, yet most personal language in Loquntia is Norling, it is not as popular as English and Spanish and is therefore mainly ceremonial. Being employed primarily for formal code-switching, no national laws are written in Norling. Norling is, however the liturgical language of the Elder Church of Ash, being used in conjunction with Lochintian.
Immigration and Passports
All passports issued by The Crown have been revoked as of January 1, 2014 according to the Purge Act. "World Citizens" as defined by the United Nations Assembly Adopted Resolution 214A (III) who have a world passport issued by the World Service Authority will not be issued a visa with such a passport. Currently passports are being issued to all Loquntian citizens upon request for a fee of ₰1.00 (approximately $15–20 USD or £10 GBP).
Immigration requires an application system in which persons applying must fit a set of criteria. Citizenship forms are available on the government website. Special accommodations for immigration are available for religious and political refugees from the Islamic State of Iraq and The Levant, The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, among others. Dual citizenships are granted for citizens of The United States, The United Kingdom, and other micronations specified the Classification of Persons Act.
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- LBL. 940 3. II. 1. Art. I. §1(12); Archive of National Law, The Library of Blue Ink.
- LBL. 940 10. I. 1. Art. I. §§ 2(2-4); Archive of National Law, The Library of Blue Ink.
- LBL. 940 10. I. 1. Art. II. §§ 4(2)(B)(i-xvi); Archive of National Law, The Library of Blue Ink.