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Kingdom of Rhoss
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|Official religion||Shī‘ah Imāmī Alevī Qaragüliyyâh|
|• Konung||Valdemar Óskyldrsson|
|• Posadnik||Håkan Håkansson|
|• Tysyatnik||Kristen Japethson|
|• As Kingdom of Pavlov||8 July 2012|
|• As Empire of Pavlov||1 September 2014|
|• As Kingdom of Rhoss||15 May 2018|
De facto: Euro, Dollar
|Patron Saint||Balım Sultan|
Rhossia, formally the Kingdom of Rhoss (Konungsgårðic: Rhoss Konungliqi) is a micronational sociocultural project emulating a nation state, ruled under an absolute monarchy, with territorial claims located across Europe and North America.
Rhossia is largely based on the culture of the the early Viking settlers in Eastern Europe, which is now composed of the European territory of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Rhossia is the successor state of the historical micronation of Pavlov.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Government
- 4 References
According to the most prominent theory, the name Rhoss, like the Finnish name for Sweden: Ruotsi, is derived from an Old Norse term for "the men who row" (rods-) as rowing was the main method of navigating the rivers of Eastern Europe, and that it could be linked to the Swedish coastal area of Roslagen (the rowing crews) or Roden, as it was known in earlier times. The name Rus' would then have the same origin as the Finnish, Estonian, Võro and Northern Sami names for Sweden: Ruotsi, Rootsi, Roodsi and Ruoŧŧa.
The region where the then Pavlovian capital of Kolchaksaray is now located was first charted by the 1897-99 Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Adrien de Gerlache, who named the area Liège Island after the Belgian city of Liège.
Kingdom of Pavlov
The Kingdom of Pavlov was founded on 8 July 2012 by by His Majesty Alexander IV as a new nation project experimenting with absolute monarchy. As membership in the government grew over the course of late 2012, Pavlov experimented with other types of government, including a short period as a republic, before finally becoming a constitutional monarchy in December. In March 2013, friendly diplomatic ties between Pavlov and the Russian micronation Lostisland grew following the election of His Majesty Alexander IV as one of the Captain Regent of the Republic of Lostisland while the other Captain Regent, Yaroslav Mar, was elected Prime Minister of Pavlov. As the leadership of both Pavlov and Lostisland were involved heavily in the others internal affairs, a merger was proposed and discussed by both countries. Following successful referenda, in which both Pavlov and Lostisland voted to merge, a treaty of unification was signed between the leaders of the two countries. On 19 April 2013, the Federal Republic of Lostisland was established and former Lostislandic Yaroslav Mar was selected to serve as Federal President while His Imperial Majesty Alexander IV was selected to serve as Prime Minister. Pavlov was integrated within the new union as the Federation of Pavlov.
Although the initial month was relatively stable, tensions between the central federal government and the Federation of Pavlov began following a series of pro-separatist civil unrest led by the Alexander IV's cousin, a prominent Pavlovian nobleman. Following the end of the unrest, Alexander IV's cousin was exiled. The exile of his cousin eventually led to Alexander IV stepping down as Prime Minister of Lostisland and unilaterally declaring the independence of the Republic of Pavlov. Following the proclamation of the Republic of Pavlov, the conflict expanded to an international level.
In an effort to end the crisis, Federal loyalists and forces loyal to the Republic of Pavlov began negotiating a solution to the conflict. The negotiations eventually ended with the dissolution of the Republic of Pavlov and the re-integration of the Federation of Pavlov (later renamed to Belastrova) within the Federal Republic of Lostisland.
Foundation of the Grand Principality
Although, since the end of the Pavlov crisis, the House of Groznookov had been operating as a house-in-exile, proposals were made by both the House of Groznookov and federal government of Lostisland to allow the royal house-in-exile to return to Belastrova. However, although the Pavlovian royal house-in-exile and the federal government of Lostisland managed to reconcile and develop an amicable relationship, a final agreement was not reached until 14 September 2014. On 14 September, the House of Groznookov was allowed by the Antarctic Micronational Union to assert sovereignty over the Antarctic claims of the former Grand Principality of Snežanopol and established the Grand Principality of Pavlov. The new Pavlovian state was recognized by the Federal Republic of Lostisland, mere minutes after its proclamation.
Following the proclamation of the new Pavlovian state, Grand Prince Alexander IV passed a set of laws in order preserve national stability. On 8 October 2014, a constitution was accepted by the Grand Prince Alexander IV which allowed the creation of political parties and public property. Following the ratification of the new constitution, three political parties were established: the Pan-Turkist Islamic Movement, the National-Orthodox Pavlovian Noble's Party and the Social Liberal Party. On 9 October 2014, the former Republic of Derskovia was integrated within Pavlov as an autonomous region and former President Shady Morsi was selected as Governor-General of Derskovia.
The new state's first democratic elections took place in October 2014, ending with the National-Orthodox Pavlovian Noble's Party winning the election and became the largest party represented in the National Council. Following its election, the National-Orthodox Pavlovian Noble's Party began to campaign for reforms to return Pavlov to its previous form. During the second session of the Nation Council, the Metropolitan Cyril proposed a bill in which the constitution would be abolished and the National Council dissolved. The bill passed with the support of the majority of the National Council and the decision was universally applauded by the citizens of Pavlov.
From Grand Principality to Empire
In August 2014, Pavlov declared itself the fourth Rome. Following the decision, a large amount of Pavlovian institutions were reformed. The Pavlovian Estates-General decided to award the titles of Imperator, Augustus and the styling of Imperial Majesty to Alexander IV and Pavlov was reformed into an empire.
During 2015, the Empire followed an isolationist foreign policy and mostly concentrated on internal development. During this period, the Empire co-hosted numerous summits in Moscow, with members of the Russophone community such as the Federal Republic of Lostisland, the Soviet Socialist Republic of Nadiria, the Republic of Eslande and the Kingdom of Nazir represented. In late 2015, the Emperor and Autocrat commissioned a new anthem to be composed by a famous Russian composer and the development of a new, innovative eGovernment portal.
In June 2016, the Emperor and Autocrat Alexander IV ratified a new Constitution for the empire. The new constitution saw decisions made on controversial issues and a more liberal government policy was established. Due to difference in stances on foreign relations between the leaders of Lostisland and Pavlov, the 2014 Treaty of Eternal Friendship and Mutual Recognition was declared void by mutual consent. In July, Pavlov's first government since the ratification of the new constitution was appointed by the Emperor, led by Count Frederik of Prerjë-e-kokës.
Downfall of the Empire
In late 2016, Pavlov rapidly expanded following the peaceful annexations of Hasanistan, Carpathia, Akebar, the Principality of the Qërimoğulları and other regions. On 12 October, a new government was appointed by the Emperor, led by Krishtof von Drakon.
On 3 December, the Ministry of National Security and Internal Affairs uncovered a foreign-backed plot planned by the Viceroy ofDaljam Pavle Savovic. Savovic and his accomplices planned to unilaterally secede from Pavlov and establish a independent Pavlist dictatorship. His Imperial Majesty Alexander IV subsequently exiled Savovic and his supporters. Daljam had been placed under a state of emergency in reaction to the crisis.
Following a period of instability and inactivity, the Pavlovian government decided to push for reforms and a constitutional referendum was decided to be held between 1–3 February. Although the referendum successfully took place, due to a low turnout, the Emperor took over absolute control of the government and passed the 2017 Government Act. These reforms in the end only added to the already increasing inactivity and in March 2017 the Empire was formally disestablished.
Foundation of the Kingdom of Rhoss
After the re-foundation of Pavlov in early-2018, there was within numerous weeks again a massive decline in activity amongst citizenry. A proposal was submitted to reform Pavlov into an Republic and after a nation-wide referendum the then Tsar and Grand Prince abdicated the Pavlovian throne and appointed an provisional government. After failing to demonstrate a working government, the former Pavlovian Monarch committed a coup d'état and proclaimed himself the absolute monarch of the Kingdom of Rhoss
Rhossia is an absolute Islamic monarchy with constitutional provisions under a partially feudalistic structure, ruled by the Konung of the Rhoss. A constitutive document known as the Basic Law of Governance establishes the guidelines of state organisation and vests legislative, executive and judicial powers with the Konung, who shall exercise these powers in accordance with the Baqari interpretation of Islamic Sharia law. The current Konung is Valdemar Óskyldrsson.
Royal decrees and edicts form the basis of Rhossia's legislation, although the Konung may occasionally consult the Thing to make decisions if deemed necessary or preferable. The Thing is deliberative assembly composed of Jarls (local governors of Rhoss counties appointed by the Konung).
While technically the Kingdom is an constitutional monarchy, according to Article II of the Basic law of governance of the Kingdom, All power of the state shall be executed by the Konung. His power shall be limitless within the provisions of Rhoss law, the Books of God and the traditions of the Prophet, hence it is generally perceived that the monarchy is an absolute one.
Unlike most modern hereditary monarchies (especially in Europe), the crown passes to the descendants of the founder, with the "most upright among them" to receive allegiance from the Jarls in the Thing.
Posadnik and Tysyatnik
The Posadnik is the Administrative head of the Rhoss government, he is charged with Presiding over the Thing in absence of the Konung and collecting all laws passed in the various levels of administration of Rhossia. The Tysyatnik is the military head of the Rhoss government, he is charged with being the professional head of the Royal Armed Forces and protection of the Kingdom.
The territory of Rhossia is divided into various counties, usually divided based on geography or culture. Counties are led by Jarls who are appointed by the Konung. Jarls usually hold minimal decision-making power due to the fact that power is generally vested in the central government. The counties themselves may be divided into further subdivisions, although these subdivisions are generally ceremonial and non-official.
|Konungsgårðr||Konungsgårðr||Under direct royal authority|
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