Kingdom of Alesaker
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|Motto: For Gud og Fædrelande Norwegian: For God and Fatherland|
|Capital||Kobberhavn (the capital state)|
|Establishment||21 October 2020|
|Currency||Alesakersk Rigsdaler |
The Kingdom of Alesaker, colloquially known as Alesaker (formerly the Kingdom of Monteberg) is a self-declared and self-ruled autonomous territorial entity that claims to be an independent state but is commonly referred to as a micronation by external observers. Shortly following the return of the Premier during the preparations to officialize the Protectorate of Alesaker, a new state entered its preparing stages to finally succeed the Republic of Rhodron whereover the Premier of Rhodron would be known as Christian II, King of Alesaker.
The name Alesaker comes from the river Ålebekken, anglicized Alebekken, merged with the word "aker" or "åker" (literally: field). Thus the name Alesaker means field of/around the river Alebekken.
Alesakers' first history can be traced back to the Middle Ages. Where a letter from the Middle ages mentioned Sand Skipreide. A skipreide was a geographic area that must equip the Leindang's soldiers and ships in times of unrest, whether it has to be new clothes, food, weapons, or wood to build a new ship. Sand's Skipsreide is included Vestre Moland, Høvåg, and other surrounding places. Alesaker's land is included on a map of Vestre Moland and therefore can be counted as a part of Sands Skipreide, all the places mentioned including Vestre Moland referenced in Diplomatarium Norvegicum.
Alesaker's history that impacted Alesaker's nature happened in the 17th century when the closeby Sanden, known in modern time as Lillesand, sold wood to foreign nations to make warships. The main buyer was the Dutch Navy who bought a massive amount of oak wood to make their warships, a rumor says that the Dutch Navy made an entire fleet of the wood bought from Sanden alone. The Dutch required oak wood to make the warships due to the belief of oak being the strongest wood currently available, Sanden and surrounding areas including Alesaker which was a part of Vestre Moland had tons of Oak trees. This would lead to the deforestation of today's Alesaker land and the surrounding areas to sell to the Dutch Navy.
Kaprerfarten is both the Norwegian and Alesakersk title for the Norwegian years when Privateer business was at its highest, translating too literally to ''Privateer speed''.
A decent amount of people from Sanden and Vestre Moland also joined the Dutch Navy to get a job some returning, later on, to be Privateer during the Great Nordic War and other Dano-Norwegian wars. One example of a Privateer during the Dano-Norwegian wars may be Jørgen Jensen Flørenæs, who as his last name says was born and lived in Flørenes. Which today is a part of the Flørenes Amt? On 30 July 1808, Mister Flørenæs got his letter of marque over the privateer ships of ''Prøven'' and ''Dristigheten''. While in service of both more famous Privateers, Steiner Steenersen and Heyerdahl. Mister Flørenæs was decorated with Ridder of Dannenbrog and got also a golden necklace, for transporting two Danish grain ships safely into Copenhagen. Despite his ship Dristigheten only having 1 cannon and 16 men, It managed to beat up British and Swedish ships alike. Mister Flørenæs died a peaceful morning in Riga the 29 May 1831 to Cholera same death as his father. Both his and other Privateer's legacy of the tactics and clothes are still carried on by the Alesakish Navy with reproduction clothes and flintlocks to represent the Privateer fleet. The birthday of Jørgen Flørenæs is celebrated on the 3rd of November, his death date on the 29th of May is also marked to show respect to both him and the Privateers by visiting the local fortress and singing a traditional sea shanty, the most famous one being Zinklars vice.
Kongeriket Bukta (literally: the Kingdom of Bay) would become the beginning of Alesaker's nation-building in 2013-14. By 2015 the Kingdom would be completely dormant, but in 2020, having rediscovered the old flag of Bay hidden away in an attic, the Republic of Rhodron was born, named for the abundance of Rhododendron flowers in the general area. Rhodron went through a proposed imperial merge with some of its fellow North Sea located states, to no avail, and during a period of uncertainty was taken under the wing as a protectorate of one of its member states. 20 November 2020 marks a period of localized expansion. On 8 November the Riksråd started a vote on who will be King. After 42 minutes of agreements declined, Kobberhus said he would agree to Christian's claim as King as long Christian Frederik II agreed to make Kobberhus Riksminister and Generalkrigkommisær (Field Marshal).
Alesaker's mainland is in Southern Norway, Aust-Agder. But Alesaker also claims land around Norway, most of these claims are in the Trøndelag region such as Åbbårbua and Sjøfaren. All of the claims including Alebekken make up around 12 kilometers.
The political system of Alesaker was heavily inspired from
The Government of Alesaker is named ''Riksråd'' literally ''Kingdom's Council'' is a council made of Representatives voted by Military Regiments, Provinces or chosen by His Majesty often made up of Nobles but also with commoners.
The Council has 6 seats, four of them taken. The Council is heavy to almost entirely based on the Norwegian Riksråd who worked as the second head, most of the Norwegian Riksråd members were noble landowners who owned huge growable agriculture lands. Archbishops and the clergy itself also had a seat at the Riksråd the most famous being Olav Engelbrektsson who was clearly against a union with Denmark fearing Denmark would take control over Norway which later turned out to be true after the 1537 invasion of Norway which was an invasion for both enforcing Lutheranism in Norway against their own will and for making Norway fully under danish control.