Grand Duchy of Misberia

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Grand Duchy of Misberia
Grahnd Duchie of ßrian
ᚷᚱᚨᚺᚾᛞ ᛞᚢᚲᚺᛁᛖ ᛟᚠ ßᚱᛁᚨᚾ
Misberia Flag.png
Flag
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National Arms
Motto: Life is but a sapling
Anthem: A Trip to The Grand Banks
CapitalUnannounced
Largest citySongo
Official languagesEnglish, Norwegian, Arabic, French, Misberian
DemonymMisberian
GovernmentTechnocracy
• Grand Duke
Archie Birch
• Witapal
Thomas Bainbridge
• Advisor
Maria Birch
LegislatureUnicaramel
National Witapal Advisory Council
Independence from United States
• Misberian Independence
April 15th 2015
• Reformed
November 23rd 2018
• Union Established
July 6th 2019
• Union Dissolved
March 5th 2020
Population
• 2020 estimate
74
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Total
Unknown
CurrencyNES Confier
Time zoneUTC-4:00
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy (Songolese Calendar)
Drives on theright
Patron saintUndeclared

The Grand Duchy of Misberia, commonly known as Misberia, is a self-declared sovereign state but is more commonly referred to as a micronation by external observers. Misberia was established on 14 March 2020 after Archie Birch revived Misberia after the dissolution of the United Kingdoms of Misberia and Caloudonum. On 20 March 2020, the nation localized into a local government with much of the government working going into a person and only having select people from outside the region of Maine, United States being apart of the nation. The nation one day wishes to found itself as a town located in Maine, built upon the principles of cooperation, justice, and ecologically friendly values. The nation is apart of the Holy Roman Empire.

Etymology

Misberia is defined as the historic merging of states of the Kingdom of Mistak founded in 2015 located in southern and northern Maine and the Kingdom of Timberia located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire founded in 2017. The word Grand Duchy comes from the name of the national council, The National Grand Duchy Council or more formally known as Grand Duchy.

Grand Duchy of Misberia, in National and Minor Languages.
Language Name Demonym Script
English Grand Duchy of Misberia Misberian Latin
Misberian

Elder Futhark

Grahnd Duchie of ßrian

ᚷᚱᚨᚺᚾᛞ ᛞᚢᚲᚺᛁᛖ ᛟᚠ ßᚱᛁᚨᚾ

ßrianen

ßᚱᛁᚨᚾᛖᚾ

Germanic-Latin

ßᚱᛁᚨᚾ

National Symbols

Flag

The national flag of Misberia is a square flag with the proportion of 2:2, one half of the flag is an arrangement of twelve alternating bars of gold and green. These bars represent the twelve people who were present for the localization order and signing of the constitution on 20 March 2020. On the other side of the flag is a white background with a green deer silhouette. The green deer represents the national animal of Misberia. The green represents the honesty and fields of the nation, the gold represents the justice and produce of the nation as well as the sun. The white represents the peace and prosperity of the nation as well as the white caps of the waves on the coasts of the nation as well as the snow which brings joy to the younger citizens.

Heraldry

The national coat of arms is similar to the national flag. The coat of arms is a simple heater shield with a per pale design with the twelve bars of alternating gold and green on one half and the white background with the green deer on it.

Government

See Misberian Government and Misberian Politicians for more information

The national government of Misberia is a unicameral government with a National Grand Duchy Council or otherwise known as the NDC.The nation also has local governments for each town and territory. Songo the capital of Misberia has a local council system similar to the National Grand Duchy Council. Machias currently has three citizens and has elections every August and January to decide the leader of the town, currently Archie Birch is the leader until elections occur. Songo River Delta currently only have one citizen, hence both regions are led by a single person who makes the laws and regional regulations and represents them.

Head of Government

Name Role Appointed
Archie Birch Grand Duke June 21st 2020 - Present
Hville Alvstad Fourth Witapal of Misberia July 6th 2020 - Present
Maria Birch Government Advisor July 5th 2020 - Present

National Witapal Advisory Council

The National Witapal Advisory Council of Misberia is the only legislative branch of Misberia. This council is made up of six people with advisers as needed. Currently, the council has five members and one government adviser. These government officials who make up the council are ministers of their own ministries which oversee different parts of the nation. These positions are elected every April. August and January on the fourteenth. The members of the current council do not belong to any political party due to localization and recreation of the Misberian state. Each member of the council is given control over their own ministries but to have anything passed it must be proposed and debated upon before being approved by the council This system stops any official from taking to much power and so that all ideas are vetted. If a proposal is approved it is voted on and if it gains more than two-thirds of the vote, it is approved.

Name Role Appointed
Archie Birch Minister of Diplomacy 14 March 2020 - Present
Thomas Bainbridge Minister of Internal Affairs May 29th 2020 - Present
Chloe Minister of Technology May 29th 2020 - Present
Vacant Minister of Culture Vacant
Chloe Minister of The Environment May 29th 2020 - Present
Brandon Mierzwa Minister of Defence May 29th 2020 - Present

Administrative Divisions

See Misberian Administrative Divisions for more information.

Name Flag Coat of Arms Population Macronational Region
Gouvernante of Maine 58 United States
Kingdom of Helluland 3 United Kingdom
Canada
Denmark
Queendom of Sinini 1 United States
Third Empire of Zuhan 6 United States
Balls Pyramid Archipelago 4 Australia
Kingdom of Connorensis 1 Chile
Argentina
Leenderkapperllerbos 1 Netherlands

Culture

See Misberian Language and Misberian Culture for more information.

The culture of Misberia comprises a shared heritage and culture primarily in New England that is shaped by its indigenous peoples, early English colonists, and waves of immigration from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. In contrast to other American regions, many of New England's earliest Puritan settlers came from eastern England, contributing to New England's distinctive accents, foods, customs, and social structures. In Misberian culture folk music and outdoor activities make up the majority of the social activities of Misberia. besides folk music and outdoor activities the nation enjoys board games and video games such as Minecraft. There are several American English accents spoken in Misberia including New England English. The New England English dialect is native to the region. Many of its most stereotypical features (such as r dropping and the so-called broad A) are believed to have originated in Boston from the influence of England's Received Pronunciation, which shares those features. While some Boston accents are most strongly associated with the so-called "Eastern Establishment" and Boston's upper class, the common accent is locally prevalent and predominantly associated with blue-collar natives exemplified by movies like Good Will Hunting and The Departed. The Boston accent and accents closely related to it cover eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. On 26 December 2018, Archie Birch and Jack Reach decided they wanted to create their own language and have it used by the national government of Misberia. The language is a mix of Germanic and Romance languages, it is usually spelled using English pronunciations with the mix of Germanic and romance letter soundings. The language uses the old Anglo Saxon language script Elder Futhrak. The language has been slow to create but currently has over 750 words over the last two years. Misberia has no official language but Christianity of some sort is represented by over eighty percent of the population. The nation has adopted its own calendar with the Gregorian Calendar split into four months along the solstices and equinoxes and the beginning year of the calendar is 1492 for the representation on when Europeans started coming to North America. The months are named after Wabanaki Native American gods.

History

See Misberian History for more information.

Previous History

April 15th 2015 - March 5th 2020

Past Flags of Misberia

On 15 April 2015, Farmia, later Mistak was founded. Farmia was started on Minecraft then later moved to the nation-state and a more realistic stance as time went on. On 20 February 2016, Mistak was created and renamed Farmia to Mistak and became a nation-state based nation. In Early March and June of that year, Mistak changes ideologies to Technocratic and Communist respectively as Archie liked the ideologies at that time. On 4 July 2017 the first monarchist government is created under the dynasty name of Andros run by then King Archie. One year later elections are held to find a new Prime Minister and Andy is elected. On 30 June 2018, the "Mistakian-Timberian Agreement" is signed allowing the unification of Mistak and Timberia to occur in early November. On 5 November 2018, both nations agree it is time for the agreement to be fulfilled creating the Federation of Mistak-Timberia. On 20 November 2018, both nations officially united under the name Misberia. On November 23rd Misberia joined the now-defunct Global Micronational Alliance and was quick to become a leader of the organization under the leadership failings of Tony. The nation remained very inactive and unorganized during the months of January and February 2019, Misberia joined Aspen in a union called the Aspen-Misberian Empire. On February 23rd Misberia and Aspen united into the Aspen Misberian Empire, union looked hopeful and promising for both parties but problems soon arose. Underrepresented government, confusing government and a feeling of Misberian culture being squashed under the Aspen eagle. On March 6th Misberia officially declared independence from the Aspen Misberian Empire and has been considered a major point in Misberian History. On 6 July 2019 Caloudonoum joined Misberia as a Special Regional State. When Archie returned himself, Samuel Hoffmann and Hville Alvstad all worked together to rework the government to allow the people to have less of a say as a general consensus was, the nobles do all the work so a Royal Council was created with the three making up the council. The nation officially changed its name to "The United Kingdoms of Misberia and Caloudonoum" on 16 August 2019. After the first parliament meeting, the government seemed ready to tackle many issues including inactivity, right before the meeting, Misberia was accepted as a member state of Grand Unified Micronational. During this time Misberia built its relations with Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall, Crimson, Nova, ISSR, Altia, and Obscurium. In the final two weeks of 2019, Columbusstan, Terrexa joined Misberia as their nations were falling into inactivity. On 1 January 2020 the Zuhanese Commonwealth joined Misberia when Emperor Connor stepped down. Caermont and Metacomet joined Misberia on 9 January 2020 as their government was falling on inactivity and a lack of interest. Misberia reformatted its government on 16 January 2020 to allow a civilian government and to allow more freedoms for the member states of the kingdom. On March 3rd Tsar Archie Birch abdicated and allowed a civilian government to form. On this day Belgica announced they were leaving the nation, as well did Naples leaving the nation with a population drop of 70. This coupled with Thomas Bainbridge taking a lot of power in the new civilian government as Prime Minister and Archie fearing Thomas would make it another Hrafnarfjallian colony that died like the Aspen Empire or Fesmarian Kingdom. With these factors and fears the United Kingdoms of Misberia and Caloudonum was announced dissolved on 5 March 2020.

Present History:

14 March 2020-Present

On 14 March 2020, Misberia reformed into the Grand Duchy of Misberia and officially became public for the community. The nation is still reorganizing itself after the dissolution of its predecessor. The nation has attracted some well known and previous Misberian and Community officials allowing the nation to go right into functioning. COVID-19 has surprisingly brought the nation into a steady increase of activity and has seen the nation work harder and better to help the local communities. The nation was brought into localization after Archie Birch became disinterested and realized if Misberia were to become a town it would need to be a localized government. On 20 March 2020, after the nation became localized, most government positions were taken by old members of the historic founder's council which lead Misberia from November 2018 to February 2020. On March 20th the constitution was finalized and approved from the National Grand Duchy Council as well as seven citizens who wished to sign the document. On this day Archie Birch was made Premier of the nation and became the leader and figurehead of the nation. On 22 March 2020, the very first nonregional citizens, since then only four out of the seven nonregional citizens have accepted this and have become active members of the national government. Misberia has recently signed a treaty of recognition with Empire of Adammia one of the original inspirations for the foundation of the Misberian state and its proto states. Misberia has opened its doors to more non Mainers and has established a Misberian Worker's Council for members of the non Mainer population to have a voice in the government. Misberian Failed Coup of May 2020 occurred on the evening of May 23rd and resulted in the loss of 75% of the population but quickly rebounded when the community can in support to help Misberia.

Flags of Misberia and Zuhan, side by side. Circa September 2019

Foreign Relations

See Misberian Relations for more information.

The foreign relations of the Grand Duchy of Misberia is somewhat limited due to some uncertainty and some negative experiences with some micronations in the community. The nation only looks over diplomatic requests once or twice a month usually on the 15th and 25th of the month. The nation is a member of the Grand Unified Micronational as the successor state of the United Kingdoms of Misberia and Caloudonum. The main delegate, Archie Birch is currently the Statistics Secretary has been very vocal on encouraging and allowing more leeway for the Asian Pacific nations to attend more organizational Quorums. Currently Misberia is working with many of its allies, most notably with the Reino de Atlia on a cultural exchange program and with the Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall on working on many treaties and most notably a new organization called the Vespucci Zone. As of April 5th 2020 Misberia had reunited with a break away state called the Technocratic State of Mistak which was the old historic foundation site of Misberia on November 20th 2018. As of April 7th 2020 Misberia has signed a treaty and the foundation of the Mistakian Historical Alliance for the formation of Mistakain values and protecting the nation of Muso which broke away from Mistak in mid 2019. The nation recognizes 29 nations and has treaties with all of them and is a member of three organizations and is a founder of the soon to be founded, New England Sector with Leónsle.