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Kingdom of Lytera
Kingdom of Lytera |
Deus sit cum nobis (Latin: God Is With Us)
Lyteran Panzers March On
The Imperial Anthem
Remembrance Day Anthem
Lyteran March Of The Fallen
Lytera within the UK, marked in red.
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|Capital city||St. Cavendish|
|Largest city||St. Cavendish|
|Government||Unitary Absolute Monarchy|
|- King||Alexander I|
|- Chief of Staff of the Army & Airforce||Alexander I|
|- Grand Admiral of the Navy||Alexander I|
|Legislature||The Royal Council|
|Established||2010 (De jure) 2017 (De facto)|
|Area claimed||1060 m²|
2 Honorary Citizens
6 Non-Citizen LAF members (as of 2018 census)
|Patron saint||St Botolph|
|Observer of the Grand Unified Micronational|
The Kingdom of Lytera (German: Königreich Lytera) (Russian: Королевство Литера / Korolevstvo Lytera) (Japanese: 王国 いえてら / Ōkoku Ietera) is a independent micronation in Hillingdon, Greater London. Founded in 2010 de jure, the micronation saw little status as more then a fun pass-time to joke about with, until the bloody revolution of 2017. the first monarch, King Matthew, declared the founding of the Kingdom, and declared he was absolute ruler. His rule was brief, his elder brother, backed by the younger members of the Banks royal family, organised a coup. The revolt was quick and swift, and little resistance was faced. In the ruins of the kingdom, Alexander I was crowned. The country is landlocked, though an artificial pond in the south of the kingdom acts as a area for naval drills.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Government and politics
- 4 Law
- 5 Foreign relations
- 6 Military
- 7 Geography and climate
- 8 Economy
- 9 Administrative Divisions
- 10 Culture
- 11 Media
- 12 National Holidays
The name Lytera was made in 2010, a mix of the word lyric (for Duke Matthew's love of music) and terra (meaning earth).
The Founding Years + Great Ruislip War (2008-2014)
In 2010, the Kingdom of Lytera was founded by Duke Alexander as a client state of the Republic of Clubhausia, made by him and his 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, Duke Alexander 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 Duke Alexander and Grand Duke Matthew, with HRM HR 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. Duke Alexander contested his authority and reckless decisions, citing that under the law drafted, as the elder sibling, he had more right to the throne. After a attempted arrest of the Duke by the King himself on the 21st of August, Alex escaped and rounded up his 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 Alex received a cut to his 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 King Alexander (2017-Present)
Lytera's first year and a half under King Alexander 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, 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 became an observer state of the Grand Unified Micronational. Under the King's rule, more diplomatic trips then ever occurred, and the reconciliation of 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 the 26th of July, 2019 and officially left on August 4th.
On the 10th of August, the Lyteran Lyira officially came into circulation.
Government and politics
The Lyteran Government system was replaced to make law making easier.
For non inhabited areas (Territories):
Are directly controlled by the King.
Have no votes in Lyteran Politics.
For inhabited areas (Cities or Towns):
Have elections to pick a Mayor, who is put on the council.
There is no set limit for how many times people can run, but electinos must occur atleast every 4 years.
For areas within 1.5 miles of the Capital (Barondoms):
These areas are considered apart of the Greater Cavendish Province.
No elections, Barons are otherwise the same as Mayors.
For areas not technically apart of Lytera (Crown Dependencies):
Are inhabited by Lyteran citizens, but aren't apart of Lytera.
. Structure of Governments - Cavendish Province:
. Lyteran Royal Council
. Dukes/Duchesses of St. Cavendish
. Structure of Governments - Residential Areas:
. Lyteran Royal Council
. Structure of Governments - Non-Residential Areas:
. Lyteran Royal Council
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. The exception is the King, who often has to hit Duke Matthew when he attempts to rebel or gain more autonomy.
The major laws:
Age of Consent - 16
LGBT Rights - Equal
Woman's Rights - Equal
Religious Rights - Quite open (exception is Islam, which is slightly less accepted.)
Incest - Illegal
Free Votes - No
The Military is made up of three branches, the Airforce, Navy and Army.
The Army was first founded officially by King Matthew on his coronation date, though lacked any members. The army was unofficially made of Duke Alex, Owen and Duchess Megan during the War of the Crown. This is the only major conflict the army has fought in, and has seen no further military conflicts. Alexander I still leads the army, and still has a duty to fight on the battlefield. His cousins, Owen, Megan and Ayra, are also in the army. The nation lacks any tanks, but has cars and a motorbike to fight with, and artillery in the form of fireworks. The military sometimes recruits mercenaries from the UK when needed.
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 is the pride of the nation. A Small wooden warship, HMS Bayliss, sits on the edge of Lake Koi, and can hold four boxes of Bang Snaps. A small catapult on top can launch them, but it is inaccurate. The King himself leads a underwater naval commando unit, after he took up scuba diving in 2017. In an effort to improve diplomacy and learn more about the ocean and discipline, the King joined the Royal Sea Cadet Corps of the UK in 2018.
Geography and climate
|Climate data for Lytera|
|Average high °C (°F)||7
|Average low °C (°F)||2
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||6||Representative|
HHRM King Alexander
|N/A||St. Cavendish||19 August 2017||6||Representative|
HHRM King Alexander
|N/A||N/A||The Imperial Residence||19 August 2017||6||Representative
Duke Michael of Lytera
Duchess Karen of Lytera
|N/A||N/A||Alieway||10 May 2019||0||Representative|
Duchess Helen of Lytera
|N/A||N/A||Imperial Royal Gardens||19 August 2017||0||Representative|
Duke Robert of Lytera
|N/A||N/A||Koi Lake||19 August 2018||0||Representative|
Duke Robert of Lytera
|N/A||N/A||Shedland||19 August 2017||0||Representative|
Duke Matthew of Lytera
|N/A||Clubhaus Memorial Ground||4 July 2019||0||Representative|
HHRM King Alexander
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.
Under the government "Rising Sun" Initiative, Japanese language and culture has become an official language, in preparation for a proposed capital move in the 20's to Japan.
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.
By the King's decree, all holidays of the Orthodox Church are also holidays in Lytera.
|New Year's Day||1 January||The beginning of the year in the Georgian Calendar. Public holiday.|
|Christmas Day||7 January||Celebration of Jesus's Birth in the Orthodox calendar.|
|Emperor Norton I Day||8 January||Date of death of Norton I, An inspiration to all micronations.|
|Duke Michael's Birthday||25 Feburary||Former member of the regency council. Current King's council member|
|Dementia Awareness Week||3–9 April||Dedicated to all people who have dementia.|
|Sabaton Day||1 May||A celebration of the nation's favourite metal band.|
|Celebration of the Council||6 May||Celebrating all who work to improve the nation.|
|Founding Day||19 August||Foundation of the Kingdom.|
|Revolution Day||21 August||Public holiday on celebrating the coup against King Matthew.|
|Duke Matthew's Day||29 August||Abolished after the revolution. Reinstated one year later as a holiday as a show of goodwill, though the official date was moved, as the Duke was born on the same date as the founding.|
|King's Day||3 October||The King's Birthday.|
|Duchess Karen's Birthday||8 October||Celebrating the King's mother's birthday.|
|Marion's Memorial Day||1 November||The day of the remembrance for High Regent Marion, The King's Great Grandmother, who died on what was her 98th birthday.|
|Remembrance Day||11 November||The day of the remembrance of those who fell in combat.|
|Drill Day||12 November||Official Parade round Lake Koi to showcase the nations military discipline.|
|Santa's Day (Christmas Day for all non-othodox christians)||25 December||Celebration of family. (And Jesus's Birth if not orthodox)|