Kingdom of Normandy

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Kingdom of Normandy
Latin: Regnum Normanniæ
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Flag
Motto: 
"Ad maiorem Dei gloriam"
"To the greater glory of God"
Capital
and largest city
Blesum
Official languagesLatin
Portuguese
Norman French
ReligionTraditional Roman Catholicism
DemonymNorman
GovernmentSemi-absolutist feudal monarchy
• King
His Holy and Royal Majesty King Louis I
HH Duke Ivan de Bayeux
LegislatureGreat Council
Formation
• Independence declared
10 October 2020
Area
• Total
0.18 km2 (0.069 sq mi)
Population
• 2020 estimate
~43
HDI (2017)0.812
very high
CurrencyNorman Denier (NDR)
Time zoneBRT (capital) (UTC−3)
• Summer (DST)
BRST (capital) (UTC−2)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy (AM)
Drives on theright
Calling code+55
Internet TLD.no (proposed)

The Kingdom of Normandy (Latin: Regnum Normanniæ), is a micronation with enclaves in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland and France. It was founded in 2020 by Louis de Blois. The Kingdom of Normandy has claimed itself a nation but it is not recognized as a country by the United Nations or any major government. It operates under the semi-absolutist feudal monarchy of its self-styled King, Louis I. The Kingdom is a themed micronation, basing itself off on medieval France, England and the Iberian peninsula.

The Kingdom is an associated state of the Empire of Pavlov.

History

The Kingdom of Normandy was founded on October 10th 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. The kingdom serves as a place where people are against the modern liberal democracies and want to make a state where tradition is valued.

The Kingdom is currently in development, already with a Royal Council, appointed judges and with a legal code on the way.

The Kingdom became an associated state of the Empire of Pavlov on November 2nd 2020.

Norman heritage

Normandy claims to be the legitimate successor of the Normans since the foundation, this can be seen from the adoption of the title of "King and Duke of the Normans'", the reason why the nation’s called Normandy. The Norman ruler assumed the title of King (Latin: Rex) of the Normans to emphasise his claim to the legacy of the Norman people. As he is the only legitimate ruler who claims the Norman ducal throne through descent from Henry Curtmantle of Normandy, Normans consider themselves the heirs to the Duchy of Normandy. Examples of Norman heritage of the kingdom are the names of administrative divisions, the legal principles used there, the religion and many other similar things.

Administrative divisions

Normandy comprises of five pieces of land. The largest piece of Norman land, Saint Peter lies in Brazil, the smallest piece Cherbourg in England. Normandy is divided into Provinces, the main administrative division. Provinces consist of Towns, Cities and Boroughs. Cities, towns and boroughs are the only administrative division not under the leadership of a hereditary noble, but instead by an elected mayor.

Governance & administration

Normandy is a semi-absolutist feudal monarchy, under the rule of the self-styled King, Louis I. The Monarchy is mainly based on the office of Duke of Normandy and that of the Kingdom of England under the Norman and Plantagenet dynasties. As such the position of king is not hereditary in direct-male line legally, but the Great Council elects a king upon the death of the previous king.

The first-level administrative division in Normandy is the Province, based on the administrative divisions of France. Provinces are further composed of Towns, cities and Boroughs. Towns, Cities and Boroughs are led by an elected Mayor.

Chief Justiciars

The two Chief Justiciars acts as Head of Government of the Kingdom of Normandy. While the Kingdom is an absolute monarchy in many ways, the king’s powers can be used at will of the Chief Justiciars. The Chief Justiciars and Great Council are two distinctive Norman governmental features Normandy has. The term of a Chief Justiciar is at the pleasure of the king. List of Chief Justiciars:

Government

Normandy doesn't have specific ministerial portfolios, in accordance with it being based on medieval states, which did not have separate ministries. According to the common law of the kingdom, the only fixed position are those of Chief Justiciar, Chancellor and Justiciar.

The Kingdom’s judiciary system is administered at a Provincial level by the Viscounts (Sheriffs). The only appeal of the decision of the Viscounts is to the king himself.

Foreign Relations

Normandy has an isolationist foreign policy, meaning it only enters into diplomacy when the agreement benefits both parties. It is worth noting that Normandy is a Socii state of the Empire of Pavlov.

Recognized nations

Nations which are unilaterally recognized by Normandy

Economy

The Kingdom has a tiny market economy. Currently, the only economic sector being developed is the agricultural

The Agricultural sector is mostly based in the Nova Portugallia (mint, thyme and wheat). The produce is used internally, and roughly 10% of it is sold to Brazil (Nova Portugallia).

Demographics

Normandy has a total population of thirty and two. Ten of those live physically in the territory, the remaining twenty two have been given subjectship by naturalization. Pavlovian subjects can apply in an easier way.

Population

As of December 2020, Normandy has a population of 32 subjects hailing from Europe, North America and South America. The largest Norman populations are found in Brazil, the US and Europe.


Languages

Latin is the lingua franca in Normandy, even though not spoken by much of the population. English the second official language, is spoken by the majority of subjects. While there is a large minority of Portuguese speakers, the usage of the language is limited to the Province of Nova Portugallia. Other minority languages include Croatian, Serbian, French and Welsh.

Culture

Norman culture is largely influenced by the French, Latin and Portuguese Culture. Most of the citizens of Normandy practice a serious form of Chalcedonian Christianity in various denominations (~80%). Chalcedonian Christianity (the Christianity of the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches) is the official state religion of Normandy. The Kingdom celebrates a grand number of public holidays each year, many of which are Christian feast days. The holidays and their dates are defined by the king. As part of being a monarchy based on medieval principles, Normandy instituted nobility, because of the political system of feudalism. The nation has created one order of knighthood, Order of Saint Michael. Because of the Medieval principles of the Kingdom, Normandy officially endorses geocentrism.

Norman culture is strongly tied to religion, which is always a part in government. There is officially an Inquisition that prosecutes people because of heresy. Normandy is also openly theocratic, with the Church of Normandy wielding much power on government.

National holidays

Normandy has numerous national holidays which are manditorilally observed by her citizens in line with the Will of the King. Labour and work on these days are banned from taking place.

Gregorian Date Name Type Notes
1 January New Year's Day Secular Celebrated as start of the new year, usually the Imperial family takes a trip abroad.
6 January Epiphany Religious Traditional commemoration of the baptism of Jesus.
25 March Feast of the Annunciation Religious Commemoration of the visit of the archangel Gabriel to the Theotokos, during which he informed her that she would be the mother of Jesus.
4 April (2021 date) Easter Religious Celebrated the resurrection of Jesus.
13 May (2021 date) Feast of the Ascension Religious Commemoration of the Ascension of Jesus into heaven.
23 May (2021 date) Pentecost Religious Celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus.
29 June Feast of Saints Peter and Paul Religious Commemoration of the anniversary of their death.
15 August Feast of the Assumption Religious Commemoration of the bodily taking up of the Theotokos.
10 October Day of Normandy Secular Celebrates the foundation of Normandy.
1 November All Saints’ Day Religious Celebrates the Feast Day of All Saints
9 December Feast of the Immaculate Conception Religious Celebrates the immaculate conception of the Mater Dei.
24 December Christmas’ Eve Religious Celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
29 December Feast of Saint Thomas Becket Religious Celebrates the martyrdom of Thomas Becket