Kingdom of the Ice People

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Kingdom of the Ice People
Reĝlando de la Glaciaj Homoj (eo)
Royaume du Peuple de glace (fr)

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Motto
"Por servi la lando kun rajto bona volo"
Anthem
L'hymne a l'amour
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Deception Island, South Shetland, Antarctica
Capital city Boncoeurville
Largest city Boncoeurville
Official language(s) Esperanto
French
English
Official religion(s) None official
Demonym Glacian
Government Constitutional monarchy with parliamentary system
- Monarch Jacob Boncoeur
- Mayor of the Palace TBE
Legislature Parliament
Established July 16, 2013
Area claimed 360km²
Currency Symbol=₶ Abbr.= KGD
Time zone -4 GMT
National sport Ice Climbing
National animal Fur Seal
This nation is a a member of thePan Pacific Micronational Co-operations, Monarchist League and the Antarctic Micronational Union

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The Kingdom of the Ice People (Esperanto: Reĝlando de la Glaciaj Homoj; French: Royaume du Peuple de glace) is a monarchist micronation founded on July 16, 2013.

History

The name of the Kingdom was chosen due to its cold weather. It was founded after the House of Boncoeur were exiled from their ancestral home in Ouessant, France, following a popular revolt in 2012. The last remaining heir to the throne was Prince Jacob Boncouer, who declared himself King of the Antarctic island of Deception, in South Shetland.

Government & Politics

Main article: Political Structure of The Reĝlando de la Glaciaj Homoj

The King serves as Head of State, while the Mayor of the Palace is the Head of Government. The Mayor of the Palace is elected every two years. The Glacian Parliament consists of two chambers. The upper house, the House of Lords, consists of Dukes, Counts and Barons of each of the Kingdom's cantons. The lower house, The House of Clans, consists of one person voted from each major clan within the five cantons. The Lord Speaker is elected by the members of the House of Lords and is expected to be politically impartial. The Speaker of the House of Clans is voted by the leading party of the House of Clans and is supposed to be politically impartial as well.

Glacians are subject to two legal jurisdictions, the Canton and Federal Levels. The instruments of this system at the federal level, known as civic rights (civitana rajtoj, droits civiques), include the right to submit a constitutional initiative and a referendum, both of which may overturn parliamentary decisions.

By calling a federal referendum, a group of citizens may challenge a law passed by Parliament, if they gather 50,000 signatures against the law within 100 days. If so, a national vote is scheduled where voters decide by a simple majority whether to accept or reject the law. Any 3 of the 5 cantons together can also call a referendum on a federal law.

Similarly, the federal constitutional initiative allows citizens to put a constitutional amendment to a national vote, if 100,000 voters sign the proposed amendment within 18 months. Parliament can supplement the proposed amendment with a counter-proposal, and then voters must indicate a preference on the ballot in case both proposals are accepted. Constitutional amendments, whether introduced by initiative or in Parliament, must be accepted by a double majority of the national popular vote and the cantonal popular votes.

The Duchy of Oroluk Atoll has home rule within the Kingdom. Any federal laws that are passed in the kingdom apply to the Duchy but the Duchy can create its own laws governing the atolls. The Duchy can apply to veto any federal level law without needing other cantons to sign onto the motion. The Duchy just needs half of its population to sign a petition.

Foreign Relations

Currently, the kingdom has no alliances or diplomatic relations with other micronations, but is always open to them.

Military

The Kingdom focus on having a strong navy and airforce. 

Geography & Climate

The island, located at 62°58′37″S 60°39′00″W, is approximately circular with a diameter of about 12 km (7.5 mi). A peak on the east side of the island, Mount Pond, has an elevation of 542 m (1,778 ft), and over half the island is covered by glaciers. The centre of the island is a caldera formed in a huge (VEI-6) eruption which has been flooded by the sea to form a large bay, now called Port Foster, about 9 km (5.6 mi) long and 6 km (3.7 mi) wide. The bay has a narrow entrance, just 230 m (755 ft) wide, called Neptune's Bellows. Adding to the hazard is Ravn Rock, which lies 2.5 m (8.2 ft) below the water in the middle of the channel. Just inside Neptune's Bellows lies the cove Whalers Bay, which is bordered by a large black-sand beach. Several maars line the inside rim of the caldera, with some containing crater lakes (including one named Crater Lake). Others form bays within the harbour, such as the 1 km (0.6 mi) wide Whalers Bay. Other features of the island include Mount Achala, Primero de Mayo Bay, Sewing-Machine Needles, Telefon Bay and Telefon Ridge.

Territory Not In The Antarctic Ocean

The Duchy of Oroluk Atoll
Territory of Oeno Island
Territory of Lunna Holm

Culture

Calendar

The current calendar system used within the Kingdom is the Norse Calendar (as described here.)

Language

Although the only official languages of the Reĝlando de la Glaciaj Homoj are Esperanto,French and English, there are regions which developed a pigeon language of all three official languages. Linguists have given this pigeon language the name Pigeon Glacian. It is a purely spoken language and many have attempted to write it down and failed. The University of Boncoeurville hopes that one day someone will be able to create a dictionary for this beautiful language.

The Duchy of Oroluk Atoll is the only region with an extra official language Pohnpeian

Gender roles

There are neither de jure nor de facto concepts of formal gender roles in the Reĝlando. As it is not relevant to Glacian culture, gender-mandatory language is still used. Gender specific roles besides gender language are thrown out the window. Men and Women can marry the same sex or not if they so choose. Men and women inherit equally.

Race & Ethnicity

The concept of race doesn't exist. Only the concept of clans/houses exist. Each person is from a clan which is made up of many houses of Royalty, Landed Gentry(People granted titles by the King) and people with no titles.

Religion & Spirituality

There is legally no official religion nor proselitization in the reĝlando . However, everyone is encouraged to learn and practice whatever spiritual beliefs they wish to practice so long as they do not go around forcing them onto others (like, for instance, the Westboro Baptist Church). It is common for Glacians wishing to worship a deity to set up personal shrines at their place of residence. The only church recognized as a legitimate non profit at the moment is the Ásatrú.

Garb

The typical traditional clothing of Glacians date back to the Rococo period. These clothing are only worn on special occasions, such as Founder's Day- July 16th. Current day clothing is fur and faux fur garments being in the Antarctic.

Architecture

The main architectural style used in the Reĝlando is the Baroque style.

Trade

The main exports within the reĝlando are ice,fur and fish. The main imports are everything else that can't be gotten within the reĝlando.

Media

The King makes speeches run in the state run newspaper, La Raquette du Roi. The national television network is KGH. 

Nations Recognized by The Kingdom