|State of the Lateran Territories|
"Noi vogliam Dio, Vergine Maria"
"We want God, Virgin Mary"
|Official language||Portuguese and Latin|
|Religion||100% Roman Catholic|
|Govern||Unitary absolute monarchy under an elective theocracy|
|Head of State||H.H. Francis|
|Head of Government||César David de Médici|
|- Fondation||February 26th, 2020|
|Currency||Lateran Florin |
|Patron Saint||Saint Peter|
|Drives on the||Right|
The State of the Lateran Territories (in portuguese: Estado dos Territórios Lateranos), or Lateran State (in portuguese: Estado Laterano), is a derivatist micronation located in the Vale do Ivaí, Brazil. Its territories are constituted by two buildings, with 220m² each, that house seven citizens. It was founded by César David de Médici on February 26th, 2020 and it's member of the Conference of Santiago.
The Lateran State is a derivatist micronation located in the Vale do Ivaí. It is an enclave, completely surrounded by Brazil. Its territories are two buildings, with 220m² each, which house seven citizens. These buildings, called Main Residence and Old Residence, form an independent and sovereign unit. The Old Residence has belonged to the princely family for about forty years. The Main Residence, however, is a more recent acquisition, only two years old. It was in the latter that César David de Médici drafted and promulgated the Fundamental Law of the State of the Lateran Territories, where he declared his independence, on February 26th, 2020.
In February 29th, the Prince-Protector approved the Constitutional Letter, an extension of the Fundamental Law, which addresses the structural points of the government.
The Lateran State was involved in the diplomatic conflicts that happened in March/April 2020, between the Lusophone Sector and the signatories of the Treaty of Persenburg. The main conflict was the Santiago-Mansean Conflict, where Ebenthal, Sildavia and the Lateran State took a strong stand against Lusophony.
After helping to found the Conference of Santiago, the Lateran State started to have two main focuses: the structuring of the State and the development of a strong diplomacy.
Geographically, the Lateran State has no coastal area and is an enclave, being an independent and sovereign State. It shares 120 meters of border with Brazil. It is fundamentally urban and none of the land is reserved for agriculture or other exploitation of natural resources.
Religiously, the Lateran State adopts Roman Apostolic Catholicism as its official religion, having Saint Peter as its patron. However, other religions obtain free permission to worship.
Since May 2020, the Lateran State recognize the ICM (Catholic Church in Micronationalism, in portuguese Igreja Católica no Micronacionalismo) as the true and only representation of the catholicism in Brazilian Micronationalism.
Politically, the Lateran State is an elective absolute monarchy. The Head of State is the Bishop of Rome, the Holy Pope, who has symbolic and legitimate power. The Head of Government and leader de facto is the Prince-Protector and Regent, who holds the executive, legislative and judicial powers. However, advisors can be appointed to make decisions on his behalf. This political structure makes the Lateran State the only micronation of the Brazilian Sector to recognize a macronational figure as Head of State.
In international politics, the Lateran State is one of the constituents of the Brazilian Sector. It is aligned with derivatism, being one of the original signatories to the Treaty of Persenburg and one of the founding members of the Conference of Santiago.
Since May 2020, the Lateran State it started to issue the title of "Friendly Micronations", that is, Micronations that have a strong diplomatic relationship with the Lateran State and that contributed to its formation. The title was awarded to several allied micronations, such as Karnia-Ruthenia, Ebenthal and Villa Alicia.
The economy of the Lateran State is extremely liberal, with public coffers supplied only by the income of the Prince-Protector, without any type of taxes on the population. All inhabitants work in Brazil, including the Prince-Protector.