Kingdom of Monaticut
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| Kingdom of Monaticut|
|Official language(s)||English, Cantonese, Wôpanâak|
|Government||Absolute Hereditary Monarchy|
|- Monarch||Eliza, Queen of Monaticut|
|- Crown Princess||Clara, Princess of Monaticut|
|Established||November 27, 2014|
Monaticut, officially the Kingdom of Monaticut (Cantonese Chinese: 摩納狄格王國, Wôpanâak: Kutash8tam8uk Mônâteeqayut) is a tiny unrecognized nation located entirely within the territory of the United States. Founded in 2014, it is an absolute monarchy, with Eliza I being the first and current Queen.
The kingdom adopted its name from the Monatiquot River, which in turn derives from "Mônâteeqayut" in the Wôpanâak (Wampanoag) Indian language, meaning "a lookout-out place".
Government and Politics
As an absolute monarchy, the reigning monarch holds full executive authority, and (due to the lack of a parliament) full legislative powers as well.
The order of succession for the Monaticotian throne is determined by female-preference cognatic primogeniture. Thus, a prince may only be eligible to become King if he has no living sisters, or deceased sisters with descendants.
Monaticut has no standing military, and thus relies on the United States Armed Forces for defense and the local police for security.
Currently, 100% of all Monaticotian citizens identify as ethnic Chinese.
The national languages are English, Cantonese Chinese, and the Wôpanâak Indian Language. English is used most often for official purposes and Cantonese is the de facto lingua franca.
The state religion is Buddhism, and 80% of the population are Buddhists. Freedom of religion is, however, guaranteed by an edict of the Queen. However, The monarch is required by law to be a practicing Buddhist.
|New Year's Day||January 1||Beginning of the calendar year|
|Chinese New Year||1st Day of 1st Lunar Month||Usually occurs in late January or early February; the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays|
|International Women's Day||March 8||Celebration of the economic, social, and political achievements of women|
|Ching Ming Festival||April 5||Day of paying respects to, and honoring the memory of ancestors|
|Vesak (Buddha's Birthday)||8th Day of 4th Lunar Month||Holiday commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and death of Shakyamuni Buddha; usually occurring in late April or early May|
|Labor Day||July 1|
|Mid-Autumn Festival||15th Day of 8th Lunar Month||Usually occurring in September; also known as the Mooncake Festival, a harvest festival celebrating the family and the year's harvest|
|Independence Day||November 27||Founding of the Kingdom of Monaticut|
|Christmas Day||December 25|
|Queen's Birthday||December 28||Birthday of Queen Eliza I|
|New Year's Eve||December 31||Ending of the calendar year|