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Grand Kingdom of Matachewan
| Grand Kingdom of Matachewan |
Boże, Uratuj Matachewan
|St. Catharines Ontario, Matachewan Ontario |
|Capital city||Oblate City|
|Largest city||Oblate City|
|Official language(s)||English, Polish|
|Recognised languages||French, Russian, Ukrainian|
|Official religion(s)||Catholicism, Judaism|
|- Król of Matachewan||Brandon I|
|- Premier of Matachewan||Christopher Miller|
|- Royal Consort||N/A|
|- Marshal of Matachewan||Beau Edwards|
|- Speaker of the Sejm||N/A|
|Legislature||Grand Sejm of Matachewan|
|- Type||- Unicameral|
|- Number of seats||- 12|
|Established||30 June 2015|
|Population||55 Global Citizens, 30 Local Citizens (85 Total) Official Population|
|Currency||mzl (Matachewanian Zloty)|
|National animal||White Eagle|
|This nation is a member of the Micronational Assembly|
The Grand Kingdom of Matachewan, respectively known as Matachewan (Polish: Wielkie Królestwo Matachewan; French: Grand Royaume de Matachewan; Russian: Великое Королевство Матачеван; Ukrainian: Велике Королівство Матачеван.) Is a self-declared, sovereign-state or what most people would call a micronation. The Grand Kingdom of Matachewan was founded on 30 June 2015, as Matachewan but never joined the full micronational community until 3 August 2018. The Grand Kingdom of Matachewan has claims in Matachewan Ontario and St. Catharines Ontario.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 2.1 Founding
- 2.2 Early Days of Recreation
- 2.3 2018 - 2019
- 2.4 Matachewanian-Prussian Commonwealth
- 2.5 Grand Kingdom of Matachewan
- 2.6 A New Year a New Matachewan
- 3 Government
- 4 Geography
- 5 Economics
- 6 Culture
- 7 Awards
- 8 External Links
- 9 References and Categories
The name of Matachewan came from its original geographical location. The word Matachewan comes from the Matachewan First Nation that first settled Matachewan and the word means "Meeting of the Waters". The word doesn't have an official origin on why it was created but we like to believe that the Matachewan First Nation made and named themselves off the Upper and Lower Matachewanian Lakes that feed into the Montreal River.
Matachewan never had a Demonym and just went by Matachewan until 3 December 2018 when King Brandon Mierzwa introduced "Matachewanian" adding "-ian" to the end of Matachewan.
The Grand Kingdom of Matachewan (Matachewan non-formal) was created on the 30th of June 2015 in Matachewan Ontario. The first era or Early Matachewan as it came to be known as was a small and basic nation state with hopes to eventually become a large micronation. The time between 2015 and now was filled with hardship, struggle, joy and enthusiasm. Matachewan as it started out had 7 citizens, all of which were local. This first Matachewan was very Russian-Polish based with many state symbols resembling those of Tsarist styled emblems and heraldry. This early Matachewan was ruled by a Council consisting of 5 citizens. This council could often be referred to as the First Sejm of Matachewan however this is not the case it would be more appropriate and fitting to deem it as the First Parliament or First Council of Matachewan. Sadly this era was not to last. The reasoning for its demise was the lack of knowledge in politics and ruling along with the lack of funding or attention. Matachewan was not seen again till mid 2018.
Early Days of Recreation
The Grand Kingdom of Matachewan was reestablished on August 3rd 2018 as the Kingdom of Matachewan by Brandon Mierzwa one of Matachewan's origional founders. Matachewan at the beginning was small, quiet and didn't have much going for it. It wasn't till September of 2018 when Matachewan started to kick off. Matachewan during the time between August and September was more fixed on establish a base for global citizenry it almost completely forgot about localization.
2018 - 2019
On August 27th 2018 one of Matachewan's first global citizen joined, the citizen was Owen Leski. Mr. Leski was a pure libertarian looking to bring more freedom and less government control over Matachewan. Mr. Leski along with Mr. Kamiron Chaisson and Mr. Krill Lyzhin started the first "modern" Matachewanian Government. This government was very ineffective leading to massive inactivity in the server and without any local assets the early Matachewanian state looked as if it was going to die out. It wasn't till October when Matachewan decided to pull a very odd move and declare war on Nerdystan a Republic protected by the Kingdom of Auvenum. This "war" was to be known as the Robertson Sea Conflict where Matachewan, Kingdom of Auvenum and the Fifth Aenderian Republic engaged in a war or words over discord. Eventually the "conflict" came to a close and Matachewan started rebuilding relations with Auvenum and Nerdystan. In December of 2018 Matachewan became inactive yet again and again almost died out before it met the nation of Groponigën.
Kingdom of Groponigën and Matachewan
In January of 2019 after seeing the success of Groponigën, Matachewan entered a union with Groponigën in hopes Groponigën citizens would flood to Matachewan and Matachewan could grow into a large active micronation. Sadly after Matachewan wasn't given any aid from Groponigën and Groponigën tried lowering the autonomy of Matachewan, Brandon Mierzwa the King in Exile decided to work with Peter Warren a politician from Groponigën and the leader of the Groponigën Conservatives. After Peter and Brandon's plan to create a new Matachewan was leaked to Groponigën officials Brandon and Peter were put on trial and found guilty of treason. Brandon sick of the lack of representation declared independence from Groponigën stating that Matachewan was a free Kingdom and Groponigën would be powerless to stop Matachewan. Eventually the whole thing was dropped and Matachewan was released by Groponigën. After these events Matachewan's and Groponigën's relationship never healed even after attempts to fix the very broken trust between the two nations.
Matachewan from March - May 2019
Matachewan was known between March and May as the 5th Kingdom of Matachewan. After Matachewan regained independence Matachewan became more popular attracting many micronationalists and people from other communities alike. Eventually Matachewan crossed the 50 global citizen mark and became a larger micronations that had a strong government with a supportive and working globalized population. During this time the Matachewanian Parliament became known as the Sejm of Matachewan and the people were more politically driven than ever before. Sadly this was not to last because Matachewan eventually elected Ágá Sárrajuoksa a politician from Matachewan's former oppressor. Mr. Sárrajuoksa promised sweeping change to Matachewan in order to reform it into a democratic state. After a 2 week term April 13th rolled around and then began the Matachewanian Radio Scandal of April 13th a scandal where the politically divided citizens and parties openly started attacking each other and destroying much of the hard work set up by the globalized Kingdom. During this time the Libertarian Party led by Ágá Sárrajuoksa threatened to remove the King Brandon Mierzwa's powers and make Matachewan a true Republic. This was successful at first leading to massive political fighting, the Fifth Aenderian Republic pulled recognition of Matachewan along with many other micronations and Matachewan became a heaping mess. On April 27th the Sejm was officially suspended and Imperial Restoration was ordered to return the monarchy's grip on the nation. On this same day Grand Prince Jakub, Brandon Mierzwa's cousin and the current successor of the Matachewanian throne was born. After Imperial restoration was declared Matachewan rebuilt itself finally removing all rebellious citizens and all diplomats who turned their back on Matachewan. In May of 2019 the Kingdom of Matachewan reached out to the Kingdom of New Prussia led by Kleinmann Kummel. On May 14th Matachewan and New Prussia along with the Principality of Kaiserhof and the Kingdom of Edgemont went into negotiations concerning a proposed Matachewanian-Prussian Commonwealth. On May 17th 2019 this Commonwealth became a reality.
The Matachewanian-Prussian Commonwealth became official on the 23 May 2019 with the signing of the New Krakow-Küstenstadt Act. This treaty made Matachewan and Prussia a single unified nation with a Dual Monarchy and single unified legislature. This was to be known as the Early Commonwealth Era where Matachewan and Prussia were still trying to figure out what it wanted to be and what it was to become. Matachewan-Prussia grew very rapidly during the month of May growing over 100 global citizens and passing most other micronations. The first conflict to involve Matachewan-Prussia was around June 1st when Matachewan-Prussia had conflicts with the Kingdom of Sewanda. After the victory of this conflict where Matachewan-Prussian raiders took a decisive win in a raid against Sewanda the Commonwealth realized they were better off together. The first hiccup occurred on June 15th 2019 when Kleinmann Kummel abdicated in favour of personal union with Matachewan. Thus the Matachewanian-Prussian Commonwealth was made into a single unified country with one crown and one government. Sadly this wouldn't last long either as Brandon Mierzwa already having played a massive role in the Commonwealth abdicated for no good reason. Eventually after some bitter debate Kleinmann was installed as King and took control over the Commonwealth. With Kleinmann at the helm the Commonwealth prospered, it grew past the 150 global citizens mark and started opening relations with the Grand Republic of Cycoldia. During this time Brandon Mierzwa returned to Matachewanian politics and ran for Prime Minister of the Commonwealth. As expected this also was not to last because on the 22 July 2019 Kleinmann announced the end of the Commonwealth officially ending Matachewan and Prussia. In the confusion Brandon Mierzwa jumped on the opportunity and declared the Grand Kingdom of Matachewan to be the only legitimate successor of Matachewan-Prussia and on 23 July 2019 Brandon Mierzwa became King of Matachewan again.
Grand Kingdom of Matachewan
The Grand Kingdom of Matachewan was formed immediately after the Matachewanian-Prussian Commonwealth. The Grand Kingdom has overcome many challenges and has become the most successful and stable Matachewan after Matachewan's 5 year history.
August - November 2019
During the early months of the Grand Kingdom of Matachewan, Matachewan was rebuilding itself to become finally what it always wanted to be, a great micronational power or at least great micronation. To do this Brandon Mierzwa, Peter Warren and a few others realized they needed to get serious and after 1 month of Peter's administration the first free Matachewanian Election was held on September 1st 2019 with a Monarchist victory allowing Peter to secure the office of Prime Minister for another term. After minimal progress in September something had to be done. Christopher Miller the leader of the Progress Party decided to run again in the October elections and beat Peter Warren. After this Mr. Miller began implementing reform after reform to create a perfect or somewhat perfect Matachewan. On October 2nd 2019 Miller created the Progressive Conservative Party of Matachewan officially starting the first Progressive Conservative Administration. The Progressive Conservatives wished to localize Matachewan something never done or tried by other parties. At first localization was slow but ultimately successful. After Mr. Miller's term concluded in October the November elections started and the Progressive Conservatives won another landslide victory. During this time more locals flocked to Matachewan and Matachewan started to draw the attention of larger micronations.
Grand Matachewanian Commonwealth
The Grand Matachewanian Commonwealth was formed in November of 2019 by Matachewan, Humberlea, Duchy of Antranador, United Sonoran Emirates of Okka, Principality of Jokyr and Principality of Trumar. The Commonwealth's sole intention was to create a large united confederation of states under Matachewan. Another reason was to try and restore the glory of the old Matachewanian-Prussian Commonwealth. During this time Matachewan continued to develop itself while attempting to support nations like Humberlea and Antranador. During the life of the Commonwealth a certain man by the name of Zech O'Hair was removed from the Sejm on the supposed reasoning of attempting to abolish the monarchy, a very punishable offence in the Kingdom at the time. In a fit of rage Christopher Miller revoked all recognition of the Empire of Etukan and to this day the Grand Kingdom refuses to accept Etukan's existence. It was also during this time when Humberlea was raided by Zech and a few or his loyalists after losing an election in Humberlea to Matachewan supported Yuriy Aleksander.
A New Year a New Matachewan
On 1 January 2020 Brandon Mierzwa announced a new Matachewanian year now entering the 5 year anniversary of independence for 30 June 2020. Matachewan was to enter a new era, the 20s, Matachewan was ready and prepared to jump into 2020 as soon as it could and promised to the global governments that a meeting of locals will be held. This promise was upheld because soon after Christmas break Matachewan's Government met up to officially create the First Local Sejm.
First Local Sejm of Matachewan
On 9 January 2020, HM Brandon I, summoned Matachewanian local politicians and intellectuals to make up the first Local Sejm. Just before the meeting that afternoon, Beau Edwards, Simon Fraser and Brandon Mierzwa all agreed to meet up at the capital building to appoint Matachewan's Council of Generals. On that night of training more Matachewanians living in Oblate street joined them, most notably Liam Carey and Rowan Long, Liam Carey having more importance as he and Brandon originally came up with the idea of Matachewan. At 6:00pm the appointments were concluded and Brandon summoned, Simon Fraser, Beau Edwards, Jessica Mierzwa and Rowan Long to serve as the first members of the Local Sejm. After a lengthy discussion on Matachewanian affairs the Sejm unanimously elected Beau Edwards as the first Local Prime Minister of Matachewan. After the successful meeting Matachewan has not called another meeting since. The government hopes that in the coming months that another Sejm meeting will be called.
End of the Commonwealth
In February 2020 Brandon Mierzwa announced the dissolution of the Matachewanian Commonwealth, all member states that were in the Commonwealth like the Antranador Federation and Okka were given full independence. The Commonwealth's reason for dissolving was due to the fact that the Commonwealth ran its course and could no longer support its member states.
March - Present
The executive branch of Matachewan is currently made up of the following people, Premier Christopher Miller, Deputy Premier Xavier, Marshal Beau Edwards and His Majesty Brandon I of Matachewan.
HM Brandon I of Matachewan.
Council of Ministers (Cabinet)
The Council of Ministers is appointed by the Premier of Matachewan to oversee there respective agencies and ministries. The Council is made up of Ministers, however Advisors are also permitted to attend and oversee Council activity but may only speak of behalf of the Minister of the department said Advisor works under.
The Ministries Include: (as of 2020)
• Ministry of Defense manages military affairs of the Kingdom and observes and upkeeps security and defense of local territory and the government discord server.
• Ministry of Economic Development manages and oversees Matachewan's economic and industrial growth.
• Ministry of Domestic Affairs manages local affairs and the affairs of the citizenry.
• Ministry of Education & Environment manages Matachewanian Education and Schooling as well as protecting the natural environment of local territories.
• Ministry of Foreign Affairs manages the Foreign Affairs of Matachewan and keeps the government server and online assets running.
• Ministry of Justice manages the Judicial system of Matachewan and ensures the Matachewanian voice is heard and represented.
The current list of Ministers after the June 1st elections looks like this:
- Minister Isaiah B - Ministry of Economic Development
- Minister Xavier J - Ministry of Justice
- Minister Christopher M - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Vacant - Ministry of Education & Environment
- Vacant - Ministry of Defense
- Nicholas L - Ministry of Domestic Affairs
Sejm of Matachewan
The Grand Sejm of Matachewan or Sejm is the legislature of Matachewan and is tasked with the job or creating, proposing and voting on bills and acts. If an act passes it is then approved or vetoed by the King and Premier. The King's veto can be overruled by a 2/3 Sejm vote where such a vote cannot be vetoed by the King. The Sejm is made up of 12 seats and each seat occupant is called a Member of the Sejm. Each Sejm terms is 2 months, once these months are concluded the parties are given time to campaign and run members and once the campaigns are finished the Sejm members each party sends out are then put on a ballot and voted for by the citizens. The Speaker of the Sejm is elected among the Sejm members and the job of the Speaker is to call sessions, end sessions and manage Sejm votes.
In Matachewan there are elections every 2 months. During these elections the people will vote for the candidates the think best represent them. The parties play a major role in Sejm Politics because these platforms represent the people who support the party and said ideology of such party. When the Premier is elected every 2 months, after said election the Premier will be tasked with appointing a Cabinet and appointing the Deputy Premier.
The current parties that make up current Matachewanian politics are the Patriotic Front (PF), United Northern Liberal (UNL), Labour Party (LP), Conservative League (CL), and Solidarity Party (SP).
Independents do not belong to parties and are just politicians who do not affiliate with a political party or have been removed from their party during their current term. The last recorded independent to run for office was during the September 1st Elections where Peter S. Warren, former Monarchist, won an election against Christopher Miller, Progressive Conservative (Now Patriotic Front).
|Party||Logo||Party Leader||Ideology||Sejm||Premier of Matachewan||Deputy Premier||Council of Ministers|
|Matachewan Patriotic Front||N/A||Christopher Miller||Monarchism, Patriotism|
|United Northern Liberal Party of Matachewan||Nicholas Lokin||Liberalism, Left Nationalism|
|Labour Party of Matachewan||Robert Smith||Social Democracy, Patriotism, Socialism|
|Solidarity Party of Matachewan||N/A||Minster Xavier||Social Democracy|
Ministry of Justice
Matachewan's judicial system is managed by the Ministry of Justice. The system is structured like this: Grand Court The Matachewanian Judicial System all starts with the Grand Court.
- Minister of Justice is the person responsible for and supervising Matachewan's judiciary system.
- Chief Justice is the person who oversees and managed the Grand Court, maintains records, declines court case and appoints a jury.
- Justices are the people who pick a Chief Justice and are responsible for presiding over court cases and are responsible for review and if necessary nullify Sejm Bills and other forms of Laws.
Ministry of Defense
see also Matachewanian Armed Forces
The Government of Matachewan sees defense as a main priority and treats military affairs very seriously especially in times of high alert. The Matachewanian Army is currently lead by a group of local generals called the Council of Generals. This council is responsible for implementing any changes in Matachewan's army and approving these proposed changes. The Generals are also responsible for creation of new tactics and plans concerning Matachewan in times of war, be it micronational or macronational. Matachewan's currently functional branches of the Armed Forces are the Matachewanian Army, Matachewanian Navy and M.C.B. (Matachewan Cipher Bureau)
Matachewanian Education System
The Matachewanian Education System does not specialize or offer K-12 education but rather we educate people about Matachewan. The education system teaches multiple things about Matachewan from its history and geography to teaching people how to build Matachewanian designed goods. The ministry of education is currently in the process of creating educational books and maps for students. Matachewan's education also branches out to military education and offers a Officer Training Program. The current system is still being worked on, refined and improved upon.
Constitution of Matachewan
The Constitution of Matachewan was created on June 3rd 2020 by the Smith Administration to bring common rights and privileges to each Matachewanian citizen and defined the government's rules and set boundaries to avoid abuse of power and neglect from the nation's leaders. Constitution of Matachewan
Landscape and Animal Populations
The landscape of Matachewan is divided into two parts, Northern Matachewan (Matachewan Ontario, Bell Island) and Central Matachewan (St. Catharines, Niagara on the Lake). The land and features of both districts are very different.
Northern Matachewan: Northern Matachewan is located close to Ontario's far North in the small Gold Mining Town of Matachewan Ontario. Northern Matachewan's land is filled with dense forests consisting of White birch trees and Eastern white pine trees, the terrain of Northern Matachewan is very jagged and elevated, sitting on the Canadian Shield, the land of Northern Matachewan is very resource rich with the Montreal River and Mistinikon Lakes running through Matachewan and Bell Island. To the North sits the Upper and Lower Matachewan Lakes that feed into the Montreal River. There is also a large animal population as one would expect due to the location. The largest animal groups in Northern Matachewan are the Black bear, Spruce grouse, Canadian lynx and Eastern moose. There is also a significant Fish population in Northern Matachewan the most predominant species in Northern Matachewan being the Northern pike, Smallmouth bass and Walleye.
Central Matachewan: Central Matachewan is located in St. Catharines Ontario and Niagara on the Lake Ontario. Cenral Matachewan's land is mostly urban with many parks and nature reserves especially near the Niagara Escarpment. Central Matachewan's land is very flat and the soil is very fertile due to the location. Central Matachewan has direct access to Lake Ontario and the Welland Canal. Central Matachewan also has territory on the Niagara River. Central Matachewan's largest animal populations are White-tailed deer, Northern cardinal and Black-capped chickadee. Central Matachewan's largest fish populations are Walleye, Chinook salmon, Coho salmon and Yellow perch.
Map of Matachewan
The Map of Matachewan has changed many times throughout its 5 year history but has seen minimal boarder change in the last 4 months. The current map consists of Matachewanian core and non-core territory. Matachewan's map centers around areas of importance to Matachewan like Matachewanian owned workshops, training grounds and Matachewanian construction land. Map of Matachewan
The climate of Matachewan varies between two main territories. The climate of Central Matachewan (Oblate City, Fort Carlton, Louisville, Thorald CIty) would be described as Humid Continental Climate. The climate of Northern Matachewan (Fort Matachewan/Bell Island) can be described as Humid Continental Climate however due to the long winters and lack of humidity it could also pass of as a Subarctic Climate and because of its super long winters and massive temperature drops it'll be labeled as Subarctic.
Oblate City, Fort Carlton, Louisville, Thorald Stone City
|Climate data for Grand Kingdom of Matachewan /Oblate City/Fort Carlton/Louisville/Thorald Stone City)|
|Average high °C (°F)||-0.8
|Average low °C (°F)||-8.2
|Average Precipitation mm (inches)||61
|Source: EN Climate Data|
Northern Matachewan, Fort Matachewan, Bell Island
Northern Matachewan is filled with dense pine forests and snows from Late November - Early May. The coldest recorded temperature of Northern Matachewan was -50.3°C from a Cold Front from Iroquois Falls.
|Climate data for Northern Matachewan, Fort Matachewan, Bell Island)|
|Average high °C (°F)||-10.1
|Average low °C (°F)||-22.6
|Average Precipitation mm (inches)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||No Trusted Source|
|Source: Matachewan Ontario Weather Statistics |
Polish, Canadian and American cultures have a large influence on the Matachewanian culture. Matachewanians tend to enjoy things like hailing Pilsudski and making meme religions like Begelism and Kielbasa. Memes are generally enjoyed by most of the population and the discussion of politics is often left to Left vs Right.
Matachewanians enjoy many different foods but the most popular foods and drinks that local Matachewanians enjoy are:
- JmonkS Fish and Chips
- MTN Dew
- Naleśniki (Polish Pancakes)
- Matacheweagne (Homemade Blackberry Wine made in Matachewan)
|1 January||New Years Day|
|13 April||Matachewanian Radio Scandal Anniversary|
|First Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon||Easter|
|3 June||Constitution Day|
|30 June||Independence Day|
|1 August||Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising|
|11 November||Remembrance/Veterans Day|
|Every 2nd Monday of October||Thanksgiving|
|24 December||Christmas Eve|
|25 December||Christmas Day|
|31 December||New Years Eve|
Matachewanian Media is mostly consisted of the government owned YouTube Channel MatachewanGov.. The channel primarily features Matachewanian Music and 1 map video. Matachewan has two new papers 1 being the inactive Matachewan Weekly and the other being Social Union Owned, Peoples Voice. Another media channel in Matachewan is the privately owned Lokin Productions, this media channel being owned by Nicholas Lokin.
Matachewanians listen to a variety of music but primarily listen to Germanic, Slavic or Scandinavian Patriotic Marches or Folk Music. Matachewan has made 1 piece of music named the Matachewanian Waltz No. 1 composed by HM Brandon I. Matachewan occasionally has something called "Jazz Night" where the King is often playing Polish Folk, Polkas and Waltzes on the Alto Sax. Formerly there was also "Song Night" where Brandon would sing requested songs but this has been long retired.
|Order of King Brandon I||King/Queen of Matachewan|
|Order of the Imperial Eagle||King/Queen of Matachewan or General Brygady, General Broni||N/A|
|Order of St. Peter||King/Queen of Matachewan and Matachewanian Catholic Priests||N/A|