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Archduchy of Mimas
| Archduchy of Mimas |
Sequimur rectior dux stella populum (Latin: We follow the rightful leader of the star people)
The Archduke's Hymn
|Official language(s)||Swedish and English|
|Government||Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|- Archduke||Christoph II|
|- Minister-President||Lia Lovisa Rudh|
|Population||53 (2019 census)|
|Patron saint||St. Thora|
The Archduchy of Mimas is a Scandinavian micronation founded on 30 April 2010. The nation lays territorial claims upon a minor region on the Bjäre peninsula in the south of Sweden, and extraterrestrial claims upon the moon Mimas. It borders Sweden on all sides. Mimas does not have an official capital city but according to Mimasian legend the capital's name is Galileo. Mimas has a total population of 53.
- 1 History
- 2 National Symbols
- 3 Government and politics
- 4 Mimasian naming customs
- 5 Foreign relations
- 6 Military
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The First Mimasian Monarchy
On 30 April 2010 the Archduchy of Mimas was founded by Archduke Christoph I Henry. The nation did only claim the Saturn moon Mimas. Due to the Mimasian December Revolution in 2012 the monarchy and the nation was dissolved. The revolution fought initially only to change the constitutional law stating that "Nobility is not hereditary", but the conflict escalated and the Archduke saw no other solution than to abdicate. After the Archduke's abdication the revolutionary leaders did not take power and the Archduchy of Mimas fell into ruin.
The Second Mimasian Monarchy
On 30 April 2015 the Archduchy of Mimas was reinstated by Archduke Christoph II the son of Archduke Christoph I Henry. The Archduchy laid once again claim on Mimas with new focus on the mythical history of the Archduchy. Due to Christoph II living in Malmö the Royal Headquarters was created.
In the first week of May 2015 administrators on MicroWikia and Mimasian officials fell to conflict on labelling the Archduchy of Mimas as a fantasy nation. This started because of Mimas' extraterrestrial claims. Mimas soon added parts of the village of Grevie, Sweden to their claim after a majority vote in parliament. This did not help Mimas' case and the MicroWikia administrators chose to continue to label Mimas as a fantasy nation. Mimasian officials then sent an open letter to MicroWikia which led to Mimas' cause gaining support from other micronations on Twitter. On 5 May 2015 Jonathan I of Austenasia invited the Archduchy of Mimas to make an article on MicroWiki instead.
In 2015 Christoph II founded the Order of Saturn and the Order of St. Thora. During the First Mimasian Monarchy no official orders and awards were handed out. In order to be able to celebrate and honor important members of the Mimasian community Christoph II invited Countess Duhn to create the Order of Saturn and the St. Thora Prize and Order.
Travels and visits
Listed below are travels and visits made as Mimasian officials and does not reflect private travels of Mimasian officials.
- 2015 June, July, August: HRH Christoph II and other representatives of the government traveled through Russia, Mongolia and China connecting with allies and friends in Asia.
- 2016 September: the Royal Family, being of Korean descent, traveled to Seoul, Republic of Korea.
- 2017 July: The government and Royal Household visited Budapest, Hungary.
- 2017 September: HRH Christoph II and members of the Mimasian peerage traveled to Gdansk, Poland.
- 2018 February: The Royal Household visited Berlin, Germany.
- 2018 June, July: The government and Royal Household visited Beijing and Xi'an, China a second time in order to reconnect with friends and allies from the last Asian visit.
- 2019 November: The Royal Family visited Warswaw, Poland.
- 2020 March: HRH Christoph II traveled to Krakow, Poland in his work as teacher.
The Archduchy of Mimas has several national symbols. The most important is considered to be the flag followed by the greater coat of arms. All of the symbols have a cultural and historical connection and was decided upon and created with the intention of creating a sense of national unity. Many of the later national symbols were created by the Royal Awards Academy under supervision of Sir Brian Helwater.
List of National and Official symbols of Mimas
|National Flag||Flag of Mimas|
|Great Coat of Arms||Great Coat of Arms of Mimas|
|National motto||Sequimur rectior dux stella populum (Latin: We follow the rightful leader of the star people)|
|National animal||Wild boar|
|National flower||Lily of the valley|
|National days||National Day/Walpurgis Eve |
|National calendar||Gregorian calendar|
Government and politics
The Royal Parliament is the legislative core in the Archduchy of Mimas. It is a combination of elected representatives, nobles, and landowners. The majority holder and therefore the party in government is the Mimasian Monarchist Party. The Marchioness of Frerona is the current Minister-President. The main opposition party is the Mimasian Center Party with Duke Nido d'Angelo as its leader. General elections are traditionally held in early April every year and the parliament holds 43 seats as of 2017. The number of seats in the Royal Parliament is changing from election to election because of the way seats are distributed.
Mimasian Monarchist Party
In the 2015 Election to the Royal Parliament the Mimasian Monarchist Party received 60% of the popular vote giving them majority in the parliament. The party's leader Lia Lovisa Rudh, 1st Marhioness of Frerona was elected Minister-President. During their five years in power they have written over 50 pieces of legislation. Among the more notable pieces of legislation is the National Day Initiative making April 30 a national holiday.
|Type of Holder||Number of Seats|
|Elected rep.||2 seats / rep.|
|Noble rep.||1 seat / rep.|
|Landowning rep.||0,1 seat / indoor square meter|
This form of distribution means that a political party can hold mandate without actually be voted into parliament for example through the Landowner seats. It also means that if a Noble or Landowner becomes an Elected representative he or she will hold both the 2 Elected representative seats and their Noble or Landowner seats. However, if a Noble is also Landowner he or she can not add these seats together.
Mimasian naming customs
Mimasian naming customs are historical and cultural traditions for naming citizens practised in the Archduchy of Mimas. According to these customs, a citizen's name can consist of certain letters while others are left out.
The letter c
Many citizens who are not born in the Archduchy of Mimas have Scandinavian names. In Scandinavia the letter k is frequently used, however in Mimas this letter is replaced by a c. As an example the Swedish spelling of Viktor and Kristoffer would in Mimasian culture be Victor and Christoffer.
The eau sound
Scandinavian languages contain the letter å. In Mimasian culture this letter is exchanged with the letters eau if the å is not the first letter of the word.
The Archduchy of Mimas is actively working for the UN Human Rights and never enters relations with nations breaking said rights.
The Archduchy of Mimas currently has official diplomatic relations with the following nations:
|Empire of Arcadia||Consulat of Surland||Principality of Lorenzburg||Kingdom of Ruthenia||United Kingdoms of Zackalantis||Kingdom of Smyrna||Kingdom of Cascatia||Principality of NorAuthwik||State of Vishwamitra|
The armed forces of the Archduchy of Mimas do solely fill a defensive and coffee drinking purpose. Military practice consists of coffee tasting and training strategy via PC games. The Archduke is the highest ranking officer as "Field Marshal".