Sacred Roman Empire
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| Sacred Roman Empire |
"Reversi Sint in virtute"
Gott erhalte James den Kaiser
|North America |
|Capital city||(de facto)|
|Official language(s)||English, Spanish|
|Official religion(s)||Christianity, Agnosticism|
|- Imperial President||Vacant|
|- Type||- Advisory|
|Currency||USD (de facto)|
|Patron saint||St. Anne|
|Not associated with the Holy Roman Empire|
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The Sacred Roman Empire (or SRE as it's sometimes called) is a sovereign confederation of micronations based upon the ideas and practices of feudalism. The state is heavily based upon the Holy Roman Empire that existed in central Europe from 962 to 1806. The SRE was founded as a union with the purpose of offering smaller (generally weaker) nations defensive protection. Unlike most empires, the SRE is very de-centralized with each member state being responsible for their own foreign and internal affairs. The only unifying aspects of the empire are that all member states share a collective military and trade policy, as well as all swearing fealty to the Sacred Emperor; who rules primarily as a figure head. Despite this, the Emperor is tasked with appointing nobles, dividing land and settling internal disputes between feudal states.
The name of the empire comes from a miss-translation of the Holy Roman Empire used in the Treaty of Westphalia. The name was adopted because while it symbolizes what the nation stands for, it does not show a direct allegiance to any religious denomination (unlike the original).
The history of the SRE dates back to early August 2019 with the breakup of the Organisation of Active Micronations. It was at this point, that the long time union dissolved and left several of it's former member states in a precarious situation. It was from this international turmoil, that the empire was founded as a means of consolidating power among these micronations.
During the empire's first few weeks of existence, it was known as the Kyberian Imperial State (named after the capital of the Empire of Emosia). This name was quickly changed however as many saw it as "imperialistic" and "too self-serving" for Emosia.
Following much discussion on a possible replacement name, three finalists were selected. These were, the Second Holy Roman Empire, the Second Roman Empire or the Sacred Roman Empire. In the end, the ladder was selected and on 23 September 2019, Kyberia was officially reincorporated as the SRE.
As a feudal monarchy, every member state within the empire is responsible for running their own affairs with the Emperor serving as ceremonial Lord of all lands within the empire. In addition, the Emperor also serves as commander-in-chief on the SRE's armed forces and as Chief Justice of the nation's legal system.
In addition to running their own states, the feudal Lords of the realm meet (upon the Emperor's request) in a de fato "parliament", known as the Imperial Court to vote on new legislation to govern all member states within the empire. The court is also responsible for voting for the next Sacred Emperor (as the position is elected, not hereditary). Of this group, one is selected and is thus appointed the role of Imperial President. This position is responsible for relaying all of the court's requests to the Emperor for final approval/dismissal and to serve as the Emperor's chief adviser.
The SRE is currently made up of two Imperial Estates (member states).