Kingdom of Roskya

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Kingdom of Roskya
Flag of Roskya.png

Winter Haven, Florida
Capital cityFox Ridge
Largest cityBegelia
Official language(s)English
Polish
Official religion(s)N/A
Short nameRoskya
DemonymRoskyan
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy
- KuningasJohann Kümmel
- ChancellorChristina Nowell
- Deputy ChancellorMatthew Xia
LegislatureGrand Roskyan Parliament
- Upper HouseTsarskiy Sovet
- Lower HouseParliament
- Type - Bicameral
- Last election - 2 October 2020
Established15 April 2020
Area claimed2.3+ mi²
Population27
CurrencyUS dollar
Time zoneEST/EDT(UTC-5:00, Fox Ridge)
CST(UTC-6:00, Begelia)
National sportHockey
National drinkEnglish breakfast tea
National animalJack Russell Terrier

The Kingdom of Roskya[a][b](Polish: Królestwo Roskya), colloquially known as Roskya[c], is an entity that claims to be soverign but is known as a micronation by outsiders. Roskya is located within the U.S states of Florida, Indiana and Illinois, and was founded by Andreas Hudson on 15 April 2020. As of 9 November 2020, Roskya consists of 41 citizens, of which 6 citizens reside within Roskyan territories, with the rest being so-called "global" citizens.

As per the Constitution, Roskya is a constitutional monarchy, with Johann Kümmel acting as Roskya's monarch and Christina Nowell acting as Chancellor, and by extension as Roskya's head of government[d]. The Chancellor and Keisari are advised by the Council of Ministers, which acts as a cabinet and consists of 4 people, who are heads of their respective departments. The Grand Parliament serves as the bicameral legislature of Roskya and is divided into Parliament, elected by the citizens of Roskya, and the Tsarisky Soviet, which is appointed by the incumbent Kuningas.

Roskya also consists of numerous administrative divisions; as of 9 November 2020, Roskya consists of 2 duchies, those being the Duchy of Begelia and the Duchy of Fox Ridge, with Fox Ridge acting as the de facto capital.[e] Begelia is further subdivided into a town, known as Great Oak, and a territory, known as Leos, which were established via Ducal Decree 001 on 3 October 2020.[2]

History

Roskya was founded as the Tsardom of Roskya on the 15th of April, 2020 in what is, macronationally, the city of Winter Haven, Florida, and micronationally the Duchy of Fox Ridge. Later on, Andreas would say he took the inspiration to found Roskya from the Grand Kingdom of Matachewan, a Canadian micronation founded approximately 5 years prior. Later that day, a provisional government was formed, and consisted of Andreas Hudson, Christina Nowell, Nicholas Lokin, Christopher Miller, and a friend of Andreas. On the 21st of April, elections for the positions of Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor and the Grand Roskyan Parliament were held, thus getting rid of the previous provisional government.[3] On the same day, Zechairah o'Hair, incumbent Emperor of Etukan, was declared an "enemy of the state" via Imperial Order 002, due to attempting to "nuke" the Discord server of the Kingdom of Humberlea, following the election of Andreas Hudson as its Prime Minister.[4]

On the 8th of May, Johann Kümmel founded the Duchy of Begelia, located in the state of Indiana; 9 days later, he was made the Kruununprinssi of Roskya. Later that day, Andreas announced that he would be taking a break from micronationalism, and made Johann the regent Kuningas; however, Andreas returned a brief two days later and re-inherited the title. In mid-July 2020, the formal name of Roskya was changed to the Empire of Roskya, along with the position of monarch and heir apparent being renamed to Keisari and Kruununprinssi, respectively. On the 28th of September, Andreas abdicated as Keisari, stating that he would abdicate to Johann for the time being.[5][6] Immediately after, Johann called for a snap election for the Chancellor and Parliament, resulting in Christina Nowell being re-elected as Chancellor.[7] On 14 October 2020, Imperial Order 005, which designated the Empire of Roskya as a Kingdom and renamed the position of Keisari to Kuningas, was issued; in addition, the Duchy of Fox Ridge, under the leadership of Andreas Hudson, threatened to secede from Roskya as the "Republic of Fox Ridge". However, the crisis was solved the following day.[1]

On 25 October, Nicholas Lokin, then a Member of the Grand Parliament, was charged with attempting to coup a foreign government, in particular the Great States of O'Duighan, in addition to violating the Territory Act.[8] Nicholas was then impeached from his position following a vote in the Grand Parliament;[9][10] after which, a snap election was called for his seat. In addition, the Constitution of Roskya was ratified that same week, amending the amount of seats in Parliament to 7 and resulting in both candidates winning seats.[11] Between 29 October and 1 November, a survey was held to determine the ethnicities, languages and religions of the citizens of Roskya.[12]

Demographics

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
202041—    
Source: Government of Roskya.

The population of Roskya is 41 registered citizens, as of 30 October 2020. Of those, 6 live within the administrative divisions of Roskya, while 37 do not reside within said administrative divisions; the so-called local citizens consists of 3 residents of the Duchy of Begelia and 3 residents of the Duchy of Fox Ridge.

Language

The official languages of Roskya are English, as per the Constitution, and Polish, which was made a national language by Imperial Order 006.[13] A survey conducted in November of 2020 found that, besides English, the most commonly spoken language was Polish. The same survey found that most that submitted responses were not bilingual, with 5 saying that they were not bilingual.[12]

Ethnicity

Most citizens of Roskya had their families' origins derived from either the British Isles or from Scandinavia. In addition, other countries of European origin, particularly Poland, France and Germany, were cited as one's ethnicity.[12]

Religion

Religion within Roskya as of November 2020.

  Christianity (44.4%)
  Non-religious (22.2%)
  Atheism (22.2%)
  Other (11.2%)

Roskya is a secular state, with no official religion; however, Christianity is the most widely-followed religion, with Roman Catholicism being the largest branch of Christianity followed; it is followed by Protestantism.[12] While over half of the surveyed population followed a religion, 44.4% are either non-religious or are atheist. The two most commonly practiced within the administrative divisions of Roskya are Roman Catholicism within the Duchy of Begelia and atheism within the Duchy of Fox Ridge.

The freedom to practice any religion is allowed, as per the Constitution. The Bobist Diocese of Roskya and Cycoldia is de facto situated within Begelia.

Politics and government

The government of Roskya is a unitary state under a constitutional monarchy. The Kuningas of Roskya is the head of state and monarch of Roskya, holding some power of the Roskyan government, with the Kruununprinssi as the heir apparent to the throne. The Kuningas is also able to issue Imperial Orders; however, the extent of the powers of an Imperial Order has not been outlined. The Chancellor acts as the head of government and Chief Executive, overseeing Parliament and the Council of Ministers, with the Deputy Chancellor as their subordinate and substitute. The Chancellor also appoints the Council of Ministers, who advise the Kuningas and Chancellor on laws and also work in their respective ministries. The Grand Parliament acts as the head legislature of Roskya, passing laws and legislation on behalf of the citizens of Roskya.[14]

List of Chancellors

The first chancellor of Roskya was elected on 12 April, with Christina Nowell being elected and Nicholas Lokin being elected as her Deputy Chancellor; however, following a vote of no confidence within Grand Parliament on 21 June, Nicholas was dismissed as Deputy Chancellor. Following Christina as Chancellor was Brandon Mierzwa, who served between 22 July and 3 October 2020, with Christopher Miller acting as his deputy. Brandon oversaw the abdication of Andreas Hudson to the incumbent Monarch, who promptly called for elections for the positions of Chancellor and Grand Parliament. Christina succeeded him as the incumbent Chancellor on 3 October, with Matthew Xia serving as her incumbent deputy. Christina's term as Chancellor is set to end somewhere within January 2021.

Chancellor Term of office Party Deputy
Christina Nowell 21 April
2020
22 July
2020
Liberal Monarchist Party Nicholas Lokin(until 21 June)
Brandon Mierzwa 22 July
2020
3 October
2020
Conservative Military Party Christopher Miller
Christina Nowell 3 October
2020
Incumbent Liberal Monarchist Party Matthew Xia

Election periods

April 2020 elections

On 12 April 2020, the first official elections in Roskya occurred in order to replace the provisional government with an elected body. Eight candidates decided to run for Parliament, whilst only one candidate each ran for Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor. Out of the eight people who ran for Parliament, 6 were elected into office, and the sole Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor candidates Christina Nowell and Nicholas Lokin respectively won the elections for the two positions.[3]

July 2020 elections

On 21 July 2020, the second elections in Roskyan history occurred. This time nine candidates decided to run for Parliament and two candidates, Brandon Mierzwa and Christina Nowell, for Chancellor.[15] Once again, six candidates won the election for parliament and Brandon Mierzwa won a landslide victory against Christina Nowell, with 72.7% of the total votes cast in favor of Brandon for Chancellor.[16]

October 2020 elections

On 2 October 2020, elections for the position of Chancellor and Parliament occurred, following the abdication of Keisari Andreas Hudson. Eight candidates ran for parliament, while 2 candidates ran for Chancellor and 1 for Deputy Chancellor. 6 candidates were elected into office, and Christina Nowell was elected Chancellor for a second term.[7]

October 2020 snap elections

Following the impeachment of Nicholas Lokin, a snap election was called for his seat. 2 candidates, from the Democratic Socialist Party and the Conservative Military Party respectively, ran for the seat. Following the ratification of the Constitution of Roskya, both candidates won.[11]

Imperial Orders

Imperial Orders are orders issued by the Kuningas that take place immediately after being issued. While a constitution exists, Imperial Orders are not defined within it.

List of Imperial Orders

  • Imperial Order 001 (Establishing the Roskyan Constitutional Convention) - 16 April 2020[17]
  • Imperial Order 002 (Declaring Zechariah o'Hair an enemy of the state) - 21 April 2020[18][4]
  • Imperial Order 003 (Establishing the election cycle.) - 27 April 2020[19]
  • Imperial Order 004 (Preventing Robert Smith of Elysium from holding citizenship) - 15 June 2020[20][21]
  • Imperial Order 005 (To formally designate the Empire of Roskya as a Kingdom) - 14 October 2020[1][22]
  • Imperial Order 006(To declare Polish to be an official language) - 28 October 2020[13]
  • Imperial Order 007(To cut any ties between Roskya and Ausveria) - 2 November 2020[23]

Foreign relations

Due to the relatively young age of the nation, Roskya has not established extensive foreign relations networks within the micronational community. However, Roskya has established consulates, all of which are located digitally, with 13 micronations, including the Grand Kingdom of Matachewan, the Grand Republic of Cycoldia, and the Republic of Yu-Xia.

Requesting relations with Roskya is done with the consent of the Grand Parliament, which puts up a vote on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[24] In addition, micronations that engage in foreign relations are to be expected to follow the Wrythe Convention and the Edgbaston Convention.[25]

Roskya is a signatory of the aforementioned Wrythe Convention and Edgbaston Convention since 4 October 2020[f], as well as the Halcyon Convention since 31 October 2020. In addition, Roskya has ratified the 1933 Montevideo Convention, a convention which most micronations use as a basis for de jure independence, since 14 October 2020.[26]

Mutual recognition

Formal relations

Informal relations

Former relations

Administrative divisions

Prior to 21 October, the administrative divisions of Roskya were not defined, with the only type of administrative division being a duchy. Following said date, administrative divisions were defined by the Territory Act,[8] with 4 types of administrative divisions being laid out: duchies, counties or towns, and territories. Additionally, each type of division has its own requirements, particularly on the number of citizens they require.[g]

Flag Name Annexed Population Governor Capital
Duchies
Fox Ridge flag.png Fox Ridge 15 April 2020 3 Duke Andreas Hudson
Kruununprinssi
N/A
Flag of Begelia.png Begelia 8 May 2020 3 Duke Johann Kümmel
Kuningas
Great Oak[2]

Political parties

Political parties are, currently, not defined by law. The first political party, the Liberal Monarchist Party, was officially registered on 15 April, with 5 members. This was followed by the now-defunct Republican Party, National Roskya Party and Green Party, as well as the High Tory Party. As of 4 November 2020, 21% of Roskya's population is registered with a political party.

Name of Party Chairman Members Social Stance Fiscal Stance Ideology Seats in Parliament[h]
Conservative Military Party Isaiah Burdette 2 Pro-protectionism, pro-localization, pro-military Capitalism Conservatism
2 / 7
Democratic Socialist Party Emerson Abenauer 4 Progressivism Socialism Democratic socialism, anti-interventionism, pacifism
2 / 7
High Tory Party Bomber Pekoe 1 Conservative Fascist Conservative, traditionalism, religious, and imperialism
0 / 7
Liberal Monarchist Party of Roskya Christina Nowell 2 Liberal, pro-equality Liberal Liberal monarchism
2 / 7
Social Libertarian Party Corvin I of Carthia 1 Progressive Socialism until it is no longer needed Left-libertarianism, anarchism
0 / 7
National Roskya Party Johannes Tyurukstein 1 Pro-equality, pro-equity Capitalism Conservatism
1 / 7
Independents N/A 1 N/A N/A Big-tent
1 / 7
Defunct Parties
Roskya Islamic Weeb Party Archie Birch 1 Social ecology Eco-socialism Liberal democracy
0 / 7
Republican Party Kyle Smith 1 Equality? Capitalism Republicanism
0 / 7
Green Party Leon Montan 1 Progressive Left-wing Eco-socialism
0 / 7

Culture

The culture of Roskya is based upon e-sports, with Roskya having an unofficial CS:GO team.[i] In addition, most government officials have shown interest in other games, such as Hearts of Iron 4.

The cultures of the administrative regions of Roskya differ from region to region, with the Duchy of Begelia having a Polish culture mixed with parts of American culture.

National holidays

Following the passing of the Roskyan National Holiday Act, 13 holidays were recognized by Roskya;[29] 4 were of Roskyan origin, while the rest were of international origin, particularly from the United States and the United Soviet Socialist Republics.

National holidays of Roskya, bold indicates Roskyan holidays
Name of holiday Date
New Year's Day 1 January
Martin Luther King Jr Day 18 January
Founding Day 26 April
Victory Day for the Comintern 8 May
Mother's Day 10 May
Memorial Day[j] 25 May
Father's Day 21 June
King's Day 26 August
Victory Day for Allied nations 2 September
Roskyan Independence Day 19 October
Constitution Day 27 October
Armistice Day 11 November

Economy

Roskya uses the US dollar as its official currency; however, there have been attempts to establish an "Roskyan ruble" as the official currency of Roskya, with little success.

Currently, no economic activity occurs between Roskya and other micronations, as well as between local regions; this is primarily due to the low budget of the government and its respective officials. However, a plan for an economy is expected to be formed within 2021.

Military

Roskya does not have a standing military; however, a Roskyan National Defense Force, abbreviated as RNDF, has been defined by Chapter 10 of the Constitution. According to said chapter, the RNDF is a pacifistic military organization, and as such neither it nor its branches are permitted to undergo offensive military operations. The head of the RNDF is the Supreme Commander, who would be the incumbent Kuningas; beneath him is the High Command, appointed by the Kuningas and approved by Parliament.

External links

Notes

  1. /ˈkɪŋdəm-ɒv-rɔːskɑː/ using the IPA
  2. Formerly known as the Empire of Roskya(Polish:Imperium Roskya) until 14 October 2020 [1]
  3. /rɔːskɑː/ using the IPA
  4. According to Article 67 of the Constitution. which lays out the duties of the office of Chancellor.
  5. Roskya does not have any national capital; however, Fox Ridge is the de facto capital as it is the founding place of Roskya.
  6. According to the Constitution, said conventions cannot be denounced in any way possible.
  7. 5 citizens are required for a territory to be a duchy, 3 are required for a territory to be a town or a county, and 1 is required to form a territory.
  8. As of 31 October 2020
  9. https://steamcommunity.com/groups/roskyaesports
  10. Memorial Day is observed in the U.S and Roskya.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Imperial Order 005, The Micronational Law Archive. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ducal Decree 001 via Google Docs, Ducal Government of the Duchy of Begelia. Retreived 2020-10-21.
  3. 3.0 3.1 @RoskyanEmpire, Elections have finished, and our new Chancellor is @CCycoldia, with her DC, @LokinNicholas. Our new MPs (that we know have Twitter) are @_micro_man and @PresidentMontan. The rest is contained in the attached screenshot.", Twitter.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Imperial Order 002, The Micronational Law Archive. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  5. "Keisari of Roskya abdicates". The MicroJournal. Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  6. @RoskyanEmpire, "@_Andreas_Hudson has abdicated the position of Keisari to @bishopjohannbob.",Twitter.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Roskyan elections". The MicroJournal. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Territory Act, Grand Parliament of Roskya. Retrieved 2020-10-29.
  9. "Nicholas Lokin get impeached". Micronational Gazette. Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  10. "M.P in Roskya impeached". The MicroJournal. Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Roskyan snap elections". The MicroJournal. Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 "Roskya survey conducted". The MicroJournal. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Imperial Order 006, The Micronational Law Archive. Retrieved 2020-10-28.
  14. Constitution of the Kingdom of Roskya, Government of Roskya. Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  15. @RoskyanEmpire, "Elections are on 21 July, Chancellor sign-ups just ended with @mierzwa_brandon and @CCycoldia facing off in the Chancellor elections this coming Tuesday.",Twitter.
  16. @RoskyanEmpire, "July 2020 elections concluded, with @mierzwa_brandon winning the Chancellor election in a landslide victory, and the following winning Parliament:@machabutchai, @_micro_man, @johannthebagel, @LokinNicholas, @CCycoldia, and Matthew Xia.", Twitter.
  17. Imperial Order 001, The Micronational Law Archive. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  18. @Roskyan Empire, "Recently, an Imperial Order was issued that declares the Emperor of Etukan, Zecharia O'Hair, an enemy of the state for his actions in @KHumberlea. Full IO is attached.",Twitter.
  19. Imperial Order 003, The Micronational Law Archive. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  20. @RoskyanEmpire, "New Imperial Order.", Twitter.
  21. Imperial Order 004, The Micronational Law Archive. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  22. "News from Roskya". The MicroJournal. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  23. Imperial Order 007, The Micronational Law Archive. Retrieved 2020-11-04.
  24. Guidelines of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via Google Docs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Roskya. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  25. Address to Foreign Ambassadors via Google Docs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Roskya. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  26. Ratification of the Montevideo Convention Act via Google Docs, Grand Parliament. Retreived 2020-10-15.
  27. Agreement of Mutual Recognition Between the Grand Duchy of Misberia and the Empire of Roskya via Google Docs.
  28. Nordika - Roskya Treaty of Mutual Recognition via Google Docs.
  29. Roskyan National Holiday Act, Grand Parliament of Roskya. Retrieved 2020-11-09.