Kingdom of Lytera
Kingdom of Lytera
|Motto: Deus sit cum nobis (Latin: God Is With Us)|
|Anthem: National Anthem|
Back in Lytera
Lyteran Panzers March On
The Imperial Anthem
Remembrance Day Anthem
Lyteran March Of The Fallen
|Largest city||Mooreshire (By population)|
St. Cavendish (By size)
|Government||Unitary absolute monarchy|
• Prime Minister
• Speaker of the Council
|Legislature||Lyteran Parliament/Royal Council of Lytera|
|Establishment||2010 (De jure) 2017 (De facto)|
• (as of 2023 census) census
22 honorary citizens
|Time zone||UTC+0 (GMT)|
Official State Twitter
Member of the Grand Unified Micronational
The Kingdom of Lytera (German: Königreich Lytera; Russian: Королевство Литера / Korolevstvo Litera; Japanese: 王国 いえてら / Ōkoku Ietera) is a self-declared sovereign state, commonly referred to as a micronation by external observers. Founded de jure in 2010, the micronation was largely inactive and was considered by its citizens to be little more than a joke until the 2017 Lyteran revolution. It is an absolute monarchy headed by HRH Queen Amelia I. It is a member of the Grand Unified Micronational, Ruislip Tetrarchy and a former member of NADU,Cupertino Alliance and the Organisation of Active Micronations.
The name Lytera was made in 2010, a mix of the word lyric (for Duchess Matthew's love of music) and terra (meaning earth).
Founding Years and the Great Ruislip War (2008-2017)
In 2010, the Kingdom of Lytera was founded by Duchess Amelia as a client state of the Republic of Clubhausia, made by her and her friends a few years before. It was made for increased trade, and to prove that micronations could work together in the area. It remained in a personal union with Clubhausia until it's civil war in late 2013. Due to this, Lytera broke away from Clubhausia, and remained neutral in the conflict that shook the region. This neutrality, which involved trade deals with both sides of the civil war, was enforced until July 2014, where the StonePark Telegram was intercepted, calling for war on Lytera to stop the trading to the other side. Lytera promptly joined the war, though as it was a demilitarised nation, Duchess Amelia enlisted in the Lorentian army to combat Fizona.
However, changing views over the course of the summer and closer contact with Fizona led Lorentia to switch sides and support Fizona. When the seize fire occurred a year later, Lytera backed Fizona's claims. In the end, a white peace was declared, and everyone relinquished their claims on the Clubhaus area. At the next meeting at the ruins of Clubhausia, Lorentia kickstarted the war again, with a Lyteran victory. This minor skirmish was not considered a Lyteran military involvement, even though only Lytera and Lorentia were involved. Fizona and Lorentia, and the other warlords who broke away from Clubhausia all collapsed in 2016 or beforehand, not long after the skirmish. Until 2017, Lytera was in a state of relative dormancy. During this dormant period, the Kingdom was run by Grand Duchess Amelia and Grand Duke Matthew, with High Regent Marion as the figurehead ruler.
True Independence and the Reign of King Matthew (2017)
On August 19, 2017, Duke Matthew proclaimed himself to be the leader of Lytera officially after seeing videos on micronations online. However, the young ruler, while at first backed by his siblings and cousins, was unreliable. Duchess Amelia contested his authority and reckless decisions, citing that under the law drafted, as the elder sibling, she had more right to the throne. After a attempted arrest of the Duchess by the King himself on 21 August, Amelia escaped and rounded up her cousins, who were staying round at the royal palace, and orchestrated a counter-coup. This one day war was known as the bloody revolution, as Amelia received a cut to her knee charging into battle, and how Duke Owen was hit in the eye. By the end of the day, the War of the Crown was over, and Matthew surrendered. The King accepted, and allowed him to live, in exchange for losing the right of succession.
The reign of Amelia (2017-2021)
Lytera's first year and a half under HRH Queen Amelia was a quiet one, focused on keeping the Kingdom stable and strong, while also keeping watch on the failing health of Marion. In November, the Lyteran people were devastated to hear of her passing, and a full state funeral was organised.
On the anniversary of the Lyteran Civil War one year later, the Lyteran Airforce and Navy were created, and Matthew was reinstated as a Duke of Lytera, having lost his titles at the end of the war.
2019 saw major changes, including the full annexation of Alieway  and Clubhausia  and the release of the Ruislip Tetrarchy document to name a few. Lytera also joined the Organisation of Active Micronations (2019) and the Grand Unified Micronational. Under her rule, more diplomatic trips then ever occurred, and Duke Matthew was reinstated onto the Council. During the argument between the Grand Unified Micronational and Organisation of Active Micronations (2019), Lytera voted to leave the OAM on 26 July 2019 and officially left on 4 August.
On 10 August, the Lyteran Lyira officially came into circulation. On Lytera's third anniversary of true establishment, 19 August 2019, the Duchies of St. Cavendish were dissolved aside from Shedland to make voting fairer, and Mooreshire was admitted as a Barony inside Greater Cavendish, becoming the largest city by population in Lytera overnight. On October 15, Duke Matthew was deposed from his spot  and Shedland annexed back into St. Cavendish after allegedly plotting a military coup. On 20 October at the court trial, R. V Banks, Matthew was revealed to be innocent, having been framed and blackmailed by a British citizen known as 'Nathan'. His title was restored, along with his seat on the council, but Shedland, which was revoked of it's autonomous status, remained apart of St. Cavendish.
In 2020, both Leamsburg  and Baknsburg  became towns as part of the First Five Year Plan. Both were former crown dependencies, who wanted more open involvement in Lytera. Lytera had it's first election to the Lyteran Parliament on 4 April 2020 with the monarchist party winning, though it was very inactive, prompting Amelia to call for a second election on 1 July 2020. On June 27, an argument between Amelia and Matthew escalated over the Armed Forces loyalty to the state and monarch, with arguments over their perceived loyalty to the LDA instead. When the argument wasn't solved, an emergency proclamation was passed, suspending the LDA and Armed Forces until an investigation could be conducted. After the election resulted in a Royalist majority, the town of Amorbahia was annexed, the first overseas possession of Lytera.
The Decline (2020-2023)
Due to the Coronavirus crisis, Lytera was hit hard due to it's lack of a virtual parliament, with very little being passed in 2020, casting doubts on the future of the parliament and the Kingdom. On November 7, the Lyteran Armed Forces was abolished and replaced with the Lyteran Police Force. After the November Crisis, the Principality of Pelkesa was established as a neighbouring state and is a protected state of Lytera, who has a monetary union with the state and controls its defence and foreign affairs. In 2021 the uncodified constitution was replaced by the 2021 Constitution of Lytera, affectionally known as the "Victoria Accords". On September 8, 2022, the Queen dismissed Parliament and the Council for inactivity. This led to the Queen taking absolute control of the country. This also saw the shutdown of the original website.
A New Age (2023-Present)
Following 2022's complete inactivity, a push to make the country active again was pioneered by Amelia, with a royal communication declaring the dissolution of Baknsburg, Amorbahia, Mooreshire and Jansenburg whilst outlining a guideline on future projects and plans to revitalize the country.
Government and politics
Lytera is governed by the Queen, formerly by Council and the Parliament, with the Council having been appointed from across all parties with the Parliament elected.
The Kingdom's lands are classified differently depending on properties. Uninhabited areas are called territories. These areas had no seat on the council, but are de facto represented by the Monarch. The Monarch's job as head of each territory is to maintain the natural beauty there, by organising cleanups, and also preserving what is currently there. Inhabited areas are classified as Towns, if they have five citizens or less, or cities if they have six citizens or more. These lands hold elections to decide who their Mayor is, who then also receives a seat on the council. Mayors can be voted in as many times as they want, with no set term limit, and elections can be held as often or as little as they desire, within reason, with four years being the longest time allowed with no elections.
There are also two special divisional statuses in Lytera. The first are Baronies. Baronies are the towns and cities within a one and a half mile radius of the capital, St. Cavendish. Baronies function identically to the Towns and Cities, though are named regardless of size. They have a non-elected official called a Baron, who, aside from the fancy title, functions the same as a Mayor. The last status was Crown Dependency, which was a land claim inhabited by the royal family that is not officially apart of the Kingdom. This special division was designed for the next in line to the throne, as it gives them a say on the council. As part of the Rising Sun Initiative, these were officially annexed, with Baknsburg as the first, Ayrinbrooke as the last. Until the 19th of August, 2019, the Capital was split into five duchies, plus the monarch's seat, which gave the capital six votes. This system was revoked in order to allow new lands joining Lytera more say. From 19/09/19 - 15/10/19, Shedland became an autonomous region, as headquarters of the military and Duchess Matthew's seat. This was revoked after the Octoberist Plot was discovered.
Below you can see a table which outlines this simply:
The Council was suspended on the 8th of September, 2022 for an indefinite amount of time. The previous Council's information can be seen below.
|Monarch||Amelia I||14/2/20||Royalist Party of Lytera|
|Speaker of the Council||HRH Princess Megan||14/2/20||Royalist Party of Lytera|
|Prime Minister||Toby Q.||15/4/21||Social Democrats|
|Minister of the Internal Affairs||HRH Princess Ayra||14/2/20||Royalist Party of Lytera|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs||Countess Sheila of Lytera||14/2/20||Royalist Party of Lytera|
|Minister of Defence||Duke Matthew of Lytera||14/2/20||Independent|
|Minister of Justice||HRH Crown Prince Owen||15/4/21||Royalist Party of Lytera|
|Minister of Health||HRH Prince Robert||14/2/20||Royalist Party of Lytera|
|Minister of Education||Duchess Karen||15/4/21||Green Party of Lytera|
|Minister of Culture||Duke Michael||14/2/20||Green Party of Lytera|
|Minister of the Environament||HRH Princess Siobhan||14/2/20||Royalist Party of Lytera|
The Lyteran Parliament
The Lyteran Parliament was created by Amelia I, based upon the views of the people.
Parliament was suspended on the 8th of September, 2022 for an indefinite amount of time. The previous Parliament's information can be seen below.
|Royalist Party of Lytera||LRP||Centre||Amelia I|
|Social Democrats||LSD||Left||Toby Q|
|Green Party||GPL||Left||Duchess Michael & Duchess Karen|
Law and Judicary
The laws of the kingdom are similar to those of the United Kingdom. This is for easier punishments for people who are a threat to the kingdom, who commit crimes outside the boundaries of the nation. Inside the nation, corporal punishment is prohibited to be distributed. Common punishments, as they have to be voluntary due to Lytera's status as an unrecognised nation diplomatically, are environmental work, such as cleaning up parts of Lytera. The court system is divided into Districts, Provincial and the Supreme court, whilst crimes are summary, second class felonies and first class felonies.
The major laws:
Age of Governance - 10
Age of Consent - 16
LGBT Rights - Equal
Woman's Rights - Equal
Religious Rights - Freedom of Religion
Incest - Illegal
Free Votes - Yes
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The original army merely consisted of the Pink Berets, though they only saw action in the The Great Ruislip War as volunteer forces, and remained permanently inactive after it concluded.
The Army was first founded officially by King Matthew on his coronation date, though lacked any members. The army was unofficially made of Duchess Amelia, Duke Owen and Duchess Megan during the War of the Crown. This is the only major conflict the army had fought in, and saw no further military conflicts.
The Airforce was set up on August 21, 2018, a year after the civil war. The event was marked by the launching of fireworks into the sky, and the unveiling of two stomp rockets brought by Duke Matthew. These rockets have seen constant use, and have plans to be in service at bare minimum to the next anniversary of the war.
The Navy was founded on the same day as the Airforce, and was the pride of the nation. A Small wooden warship, HMS Bayliss, was formerly the only naval vessel, being scrapped after being damaged. The monarch herself led a underwater naval commando unit, after she took up scuba diving in 2017. In an effort to improve diplomacy and learn more about the ocean and discipline, Amelia I joined the Royal Sea Cadet Corps of the UK in 2018, though left in 2019.
The Army in particular was known to be very corrupt and was linked to both The Octoberist Plot and to a potential uprising attempt in the July 2020 elections. As such, with the armed forces permanently being de-facto suspended since Operation Fall Schwartz, a decision was made to abolish the military entirely, citing the lack of any potential threats to the nation and local agreements with both the British and Spanish governments which guaranteed protection from serious violence.
Lytera uses the Lyira as an official currency inside it's borders, with the British Pound being legal tender as well.
|Flag||Coat Of Arms||Picture||Name||Annexed||Population||Official(s)|
|N/A||Greater Cavendish||27 May 2019||5||Representative|
|N/A||Greater Tannerburg||21 April 2021||5||Representative|
HRH Crown Prince Owen
|N/A||Greater Marionia||30 August 2021||6||Representative|
HH Prince Robert
|N/A||St. Cavendish||19 August 2017||5||Representative|
|N/A||Ayrinbrooke||21 April 2021 ||5||Representative|
HRH Princess Ayra
|N/A||Glasionad||30 August 2021 ||4||Representative|
HRH Princess Siobhan
|N/A||Leamsbury||15 February 2020 ||2||Representative|
Countess Bernie of Lytera
|N/A||Clubhausia||4 July 2019 ||0||Representative|
Weather in Lytera (Overall) Graph
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|Average minimum temperature
|Rainfall ≥ 1 mm
|Source: United Kingdom Met Office (1981–2010 averages), via Wikipedia|
The main language of the nation is English, though German and Russian are used in law. The largest religion is Christianity, specifically Anglican, with Atheism being the second largest. Religion is free with no censorship, though due to current world events, Islam is held in a more negative view. Music wise, the nation is rather diverse, though by far metal music is the most popular, with rock and roll and classical close seconds and thirds. The most popular bands are Sabaton, Battle Beast and Beast in Black. The manner of dress-code varies, it's relaxed for everyday use, but for important events, it's very strict, similar to the attire of the 1910s. The culture is very English, though some German and Russian traditions are also common.
Lytera has introduced the Lyteran calendar as a way to make itself unique, a internal use calendar that can be read about more on it's wiki page.
Lytera is largely Atheist, with Anglican Christianity making up the remaining percent. There is, however, a small Hellenism sect that worships there. Freedom of Religion was guaranteed in 2020, with no state mandated religion.
The government newspaper is The Royal Lyteran News(German: Die Königlich Lyteran Nachrichten (Russian: Королевские Литера новости Korolevskiye Litera Novosti) (Japanese: 王室 いえてら ニュース Ōshitsu Ietera Nyūsu) is the only newspaper of the kingdom, and is run by the government. It reports on the first day of each month the events that have happened that year.
|Name||Date (Gregorian)||Date (Lyteran)||Remarks|
|New Year's Day (Gregorian)||1 January||2 Aphroditeon||The beginning of the year in the Georgian Calendar. Public holiday.|
|Emperor Norton I Day||8 January||9 Aphroditeon||Date of death of Norton I, An inspiration to all micronations.|
|Duke Michael's Birthday||25 Feburary||2 Hermeion||Former member of the regency council.|
|Dementia Awareness Day||4 April||13 Athenion||Dedicated to all people who have dementia.|
|Sabaton Day||1 May||12 Dionysion||A celebration of the nation's favourite metal band.|
|Celebration of the Government||6 May||17 Dionysion||Celebrating all who work to improve the nation.|
|New Years Week Begins||14 June||1 Hestiaon||Seven Days of Celebration Begin|
|New Years||21 June||1 Heraion||New Years under the Lyteran calendar|
|Labour Day||26 June||6 Heraion||Celebration of Love and of Workers Solidarity.|
|Founding Day||19 August||5 Zeusion||Foundation of the Kingdom.|
|Revolution Day||21 August||7 Zeusion||Public holiday on celebrating the coup against King Matthew.|
|Monarch's Day||3 October||22 Demetion||Amelia I's Birthday.|
|Duchess Karen's Birthday||8 October||27 Demetion||Celebrating the Queen's mother's birthday.|
|Marion's Memorial Day||1 November||24 Hephaestion||The day of the remembrance for High Regent Marion, The Monarch's Great Grandmother, who died on what was her 98th birthday.|
|Remembrance Day||11 November||6 Artemision||The day of the remembrance of those who fell in combat.|
|Drill Day||12 November||7 Artemision||Official Parade round Lake Koi to showcase the nations military discipline.|
|Christmas Day||25 December||23 Hadeion||Presents are given out, family appreciate each other.|
- https://rln.home.blog/2021/02/28/lytera-adopts-new-anthem-back-in-lytera/ Lytera adopted the anthem on the 28th of February, 2021
- Banks, Amelia (9 July 2019) Lytexit? Lyteran Politicians Suggest Leaving the OAM. The Royal Lyteran News. Retrieved 5 July 2020. Archived from the original on 22 December 2019.
- "England averages". Met Office. 2012. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2012.