Kingdom of Nichensburg

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Kingdom of Nichensburg
Imperium Nichensburg
Kraljevina Ničensburg
Flag of Nichensburg
Flag
KingdomNichensburgCOA.png
Coat of arms
Motto: "Deo Est Iustitia"
God is Justice
Anthem: "Prayer of Normans"
StatusSocius state of the Empire of Pavlov
CapitalNone (de jure)
Brienberg (formerly; until 2021)
Official languagesEnglish
Croatian
Latin
Religion
Roman Catholicism
Pavlovian Orthodoxy
Demonym(s)Nichen
GovernmentFeudal absolute monarchy
• King
HAM Alexander IV
HS Duchess Helena Aleksandrivna Kirsanova
LegislatureEstates-General
Establishment1 February 2018

Nichensburg, officially Tsardom of Nichensburg (Latin: Imperium Nichensburg; Croatian: Kraljevina Ničensburg) and sometimes addressed as Nichen or "Nich", is a self-proclaimed state, often referred to by external observers as a micronation. It has territorial claims situated across multiple countries including Croatia, Brazil, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Nichensburg's culture and society is focused around Christianity and Christian morality, with the former ruler Ludwig Brienović describing it as the "Heir to Christendom". Roman Catholicism is the traditionally dominant denomination of Nichensburg, although the Pavlovian Orthodox Church gained co-official status in November 2021. The political system of Nichensburg is heavily derived from the divine right of kings, the idea that monarch's recieve their right to rule from and are only accountable to God, establishing a political tradition of absolutism.

Nichensburg is a socii state of the Empire of Pavlov. Since 21 November 2021, following the abdication of Ludwig I, it has also been under a personal union with Pavlovian Emperor His Imperial Majesty Alexander IV.

Etymology and denonym

The name of Nichensburg is a portmanteau of "Nichen" and and "(s)burg". The term Nichen had no specific origin but was rather an invented term, although it has since become the demonym for Nichensburg citizens. The suffix "-burg" is a Germanic term, which originally meant a fortified settlement (such as a castle) in many Germanic languages, itself derived from a Proto-Indo-European word meaning "mountain" or "hill".

Nichen is the preferred demonym due to its short length, although Nichensburger or Nichensburgian are also occassionally used.

History

Early Nichensburg

The first Principality of Nichensburg was founded around 2018 by Sir Christop Billung as the "Kingdom of Begonia". Begonia was largery inactive between February–May 2020. In the transition from September to October 2020, The Kingdom of Begonia was rebranded as The Kingdom of Nichensburg, making it an important title. Sir Christoph decided to give up project to the Kingdom of Brienia as "internal personal union member state", and continue his work in then Grand Principality of Begon. The Principality continued to be an internal personal union member state until the February 2021, when Brienian King Višeslav II. Brienović departed from Brienia and community, but came back and proclaimed independence from Brienia under Nichensburg. Regnal name of Brienović was changed to "Ludwig Brienović".

The Kingdom of Normandy was founded on October 10, 2020, claiming successorship to the medieval Duchy of Normandy. The Kingdom was founded to promote the traditional Western European culture and the Catholic Faith, and monarchy. On 3o March 2021, King of Normandy Louis de Blois accepted an offer of union from HSH The Prince.

Reign of Ludwig I

Normano-Nichish Kingdom

Normano-Nichish Kingdom was a micronation that ruled over the lands of Nichensburg. It was, as said, formed by the Act of Union. Normano-Nichish Kingdom was a dual monarchy.

Normano-Nichish Kingdom continued to exist for month and a half, until dualism was brought to an end on 15 May 2021.

Abdication and regency

Reign of Alexander IV

Politics and government

The political system of Nichensburg is currently going through changes after the abdication of Ludwig I and Alexander IV. A new deliberative body has been established known as the Estates-General, composed of nobles, appointees by the previous regent and representatives from Pavlov. The current Acting Chief Justiciar is Melitese politician Matthew Tonna, who has been appointed to serve until a new one is elected by the Estates-General on 28 November 2021 and maintain a stable transition process. Duke Filaret Prokhorovych Zakharov is currently writing a new constitution basic law upon the advice of the Estates-General.

Nichensburg has traditionally been an absolute monarchy under the King. However, during the later part of Ludwig I's rule, the Kingdom developed into a executive monarchy. The Chief Justiciar served as the appointed head secretary under the King and was effectively the de facto head of government. The Royal Congress was a deliberative body composed of the Nichen nobility which serves as a legislature. The Kingdom was heavily influenced by the Roman Catholic Church, having theocratic elements and promoting Political Catholicism. Some elements of government were inspired by the historic Kingdom of Hungary and Kingdom of Croatia.

Nichensburg is a feudal state and landed nobles rule their territories as a fief often gifted to the King under fealty.

Law and order

Nichen laws under Ludwig I were either derived from decree from the King or approved motions of the Royal Congress. The laws of Nichensburg are notably socially conservative and based upon Christian values, including prohibitions on promiscuity, homosexuality, transgenders and furries. Laws were enforced by his Royal Guards.

Political parties

Party Leader Ideology Spectrum Estates-General
All-Nobles' Monarchist Party Duke Filaret Zakharov Monarchism Right
1 / 8
PRCC logo.png Nichen Republican Party Count Julian Hazard Republicanism Right
0 / 8
Nonpartisan N/A Various
7 / 8

Foreign relations

The Kingdom of Nichensburg has many diplomatic relations, and has two classes of treaties.

Treaties of diplomacy

Treaties of mutual recognition

Nichensburg has also established contacts with many other micronations (as in their leaders) such as Republic of Sohnland, Empire of Austenasia, Empire of Pavlov (In Nichensburg known as "Pavlovija"), Grand Duchy of Australis, and many more; but has no formal treaty with them.

Divisions

Flag Coat of Arms Name Population Noble
Archduchies
Randouler Flag.jpg RANDOULER flag.png Randouler 0 registered citizens Arhcduke
HRM King Ludwig Brienović
Flag Middlestonia.png MIDDLESTONIA coat of arms.png Middlestonia 0 registered citizens Archduke
HRM King Ludwig Brienović
BAYEUX flag.png BAYEUX coa.png Bayeux 0 registered citizens Arhcduke
HRE Ban Louis de Blois
SP flag.png SP coa.png Saint Peter 0 registered citizens Archduke
HRH Archduke Philip de Clare
ITARCIS flag.png ITARCIS coa.png Itarcis 1 registered citizen Archduke
HRE Ban Louis de Blois
Duchies
Grassia Flag.svg GRASSAE coa.png Grassae 0 registered citizens Duke
HRM King Ivan Brienović
ULIA flag 2020.png ULIA coa.png Ulia 1 registered citizen Duke
HRM King Ivan Brienović
Armadarsk Flag.png ARMADARSK coa.png Armadarsk 0 registered citizens Duke
HIllH Duke Carl von Werzberg
NORMANDY flag.png NORMANDY coa.png Normandy Unknown number of registered citizens Duke
HRE Ban Louis de Blois
NEW PORTUGALLIA coa.png HIBERNIA coa.png New Portugallia Unknown number of registered citizens Duke
HRE Ban Louis de Blois
THOUARS coa.png THOUARS coa2.png Thouars Unknown number of registered citizens Duke
HRE Ban Louis de Blois
CHERBOURG flag.png CHERBOURG coa.png Cherbourg Unknown number of registered citizens Duke
HRE Ban Louis de Blois
HIBERNIA flag2.png HIBERNIA coa2.png Hibernia Unknown number of registered citizens Duke
HRE Ban Louis de Blois
NEWGWENT flag.png NEWGWENT coa.png New Gwent Unknown number of registered citizens Duke
HIllH Duke Ethan Fergusson
Autonomous Towns
Ivanstone.jpg Ivanstone CoA.png Ivanstone 5 registered citizens Governor
HHRM King Višeslav II. Brienović
DRAYTON flag 2.svg Drayton CoA.png Drayton 0 registered citizens Governor
Tom Mark
Dominions
StUriel.flag.png StUriel.coa.png Most Serene Republic of Saint Uriel Unknown Rector
HRE Ban Alojzije Itarcis (in Saint Uriel known as His Grace the Rector)
Itarcis Unknown Ban
HE Leo Franjević

Geography and climate

Nichensburg is 90% flat, and has access to the sea via the Kingdom of Pontunia.

Nichensburg's climate varies.

Economy

Nichensburg has little to no existing economy due to the limited territorial control it exerts over its territory and have no recorded GDP. Under Ludwig I, the Nichen government publicly supported distributism, an economic ideology which advocates for ownership of property by the populace, a return of guild system and opposition to both socialism and free-market capitalism.

Culture and media

The culture of Nichensburg is inspired by the culture of Illyrians, Croats and Dalmatians.

Nichensburg has its own language called "Slavonichish", inspired by many Slavic languages, and it uses the Glagolitic alphabet.

Nichensburg has its own online newsletter, called "Royal Gazette", hosted on the Nichish website.

See also

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