Holy Empire of New Israel

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For the micronation also known as New Israel founded in the 1980s, see New Israel (1985-88).

Holy Empire of New Israel




"Unitatis Custos"
"The Guardian of Unity"

Pontifical Anthem

Map of New Israel.png [click to expand]
Capital city Augustinople.png Augustinople
Largest city Seal of Sullivan.png Sullivan
Official language(s) English and Ecclesiastical Latin
Official religion(s) Christianity (Protestant and Catholic)
Judaism (Tolerance and recognition)
Demonym New Israeli
Government Elective monarchy
- Emperor Markus II
- Supreme Chancellor Lord Landon
- Grand Inquisitor Markus II
Legislature Imperial Congress
Established 1 March 2013
Population 10,000
Currency United States Dollar
Time zone Central Standard Time
National animal Lamb
Patron saint Apostle Paul

The Holy Empire of New Israel is an American Christian state founded on 1 March 2013 as the successor to the Empire of Freihetia. Founded initially as a "united Christian empire", it evolved into a broad union encompassing New Israel, Saxony, and other overseas possessions. The heartland of the Holy Empire is the Kingdom of Freihetia, which also surrounds the capital city of Augustinople and is neighbored by several other states.

Comprising approximately a hundred square miles, approximately thirty miles south of the Missouri River; the nation is bordered on north, south, and west by rural areas and on the east, the Meramec River.

New Israel also forms a union with Saxony, which is an imperial circle of the Holy Empire.

History of the Holy Empire


In 2009, precursor states to Freihetia were established, eventually becoming a formal government in June of the same year. At the conclusion of 2009, the country of Freihetia had disbanded and was not revived formally until 1 August 2010. It maintained a permanent existence until the country began to deteriorate in December of 2012, experiencing secession of its foreign territories and internal strife. This led to calls for the replacement of Freihetia with a new Christian empire, united with a newfound ally, the Saxon Empire. This Christian empire, though short lived, was a precursor to the Holy Empire of New Israel, first proposed in late February 2013, and formally established on the 1 March 2013.

Establishment Controversy and the Spice Wars

Main Article: Spice Wars
Shortly after New Israel's establishment, several nations announced their opposition to the new nation in a continuation of the heated sentiments that had intensified from the dissolution of the Confederate States of Prosperity and the failed coup of the 18 December 2012. The First Spice War lasted only a month during February of 2013, and ended de facto with the creation of New Israel. With Freihetia now dissolved into New Israel, the diplomatic controversies of Freihetia and its leaders continued regardless, leading to the Second Spice War on 1 April 2013.

After a year and a half of unity, the nation faced a theological schism between the Freihetian states and the nation of Saxony, culminating in a declaration of independence from Saxony on 18 July 2014 and a declaration of war from New Israel ten days later. The victory of the anti-New Israeli alliance was short-lived. Saxony and New Israel were reconciled in 2015.


Imperial Diet

The role of the Imperial Diet is to select the Emperor. It may convene as it pleases, and may also override decrees of the Congress of the Empire. In a rare and extraordinary circumstance, the Diet may also depose the Emperor, should he be found guilty of a grave crime.

States of the Holy Empire by type
     Imperial elector state
     Imperial state
     Free City

The Imperial Diet of the Holy Empire consists of seven Electoral states and their representatives (called Prince-Electors), and no more or less are permitted. The Constitution of the Holy Empire behooves the Emperor to choose seven states as Electorates. Normally, the leader of the electoral state is automatically a Prince-Elector, except when the Emperor personally rules a state (as is the case with Freihetia and Saxony): he is required to choose someone else to represent him. In other words, the Emperor has no vote in the Diet, except to break a tie.

To prevent vote-stacking, each Elector is guaranteed only one vote. Prince-Elector Landon rules both Strain-Japan and Hilde-Stanton, but he is permitted only one vote.

Free Imperial Cities

There are six Free Imperial Cities in the Holy Empire (listed in approximate order by population):

  • Free City of Sullivan - which has the dual status of both a free city and an elector state
  • Free City of Bourbon
  • Free City of Oak Grove
  • Free City of South Sullivan
  • Free City of Miramiguoa
    The flag of the Free City of Miramiguoa
  • Free City of St. Cloud

Emperor of the Holy Empire

Emperor of the Holy Empire of New Israel
and the Saxon Empire
King of Freihetia
Markus II

Style His Imperial Majesty
First monarch Inaugural holder
Formation 1 March 2013

The Emperor of New Israel has a wide range of authorities. The Emperor's duties include the governance and oversight of the Imperial Congress (the Holy Empire's legislature), appointment of the rulers of various states and the electors, execution of sentences, pardons and reprieve; negotiating treaties and declarations of war with consent of the Congress and exclusivity over the armed forces and military.

Emperor Markus II is the first and currently-reigning Emperor of New Israel, first ruling in various capacities as Prime Minister and later Emperor of Freedomia (which later became Freihetia), and later forming the Holy Empire as a union between Freihetia and Saxony. Markus II is a controversial figure, of whom not a great deal is known. He frequently partakes in religious and political discussions - holding to an authoritarian and conservative political opinion. He is religiously conservative as well, and gradually embraced the Catholic faith during the first three years of his reign.

Emperor Markus II has received both support and criticism for his highly dogmatic theology and political views, which he frequently voices.

Imperial Congress

The Congress is the legislature of the Holy Empire, and it is expected to convene for the first time in the first week of December 2016.

The Congress consists of three benches: a bench for Electoral states, a bench for regular imperial states, and a bench for free imperial cities. Each representative, irrespective of his titles, is guaranteed only one vote.

Armed Forces

The armed forces are structured into a broad central command called the New Israel Expeditionary Forces under the direction of the Supreme Commander. The Constitution refers to this armed group as the Imperial Army.

The Gadsen Flag is the banner of the New Israel militia corps. This flag is also used in Delvera, New Israel's closest neighboring state besides the U.S..
The New Israel Expeditionary Forces are grouped into the Frontier Command group and the Meramec Command group. The Frontier Command controls military and strategic locations in the western areas of the Holy Empire; whereas the Meramec Command controls military and strategic locations in the eastern areas of the Holy Empire bordering the Meramec River.

The strategic value of the Meramec River is cause for the deployment of several military groups there, which include the Naval Corps Second Fleet, the Coast Guard First and the New Israel Fourth Army. The Boone Creek region is guarded by the Strain Militia, the Naval Corps Third Fleet, and the Coast Guard Second.

Theoretically, defensible positions of the Holy Empire are located along the Meramec, Bourbeuse and Boone Creek waterways, as well as numerous points of topographic value scattered throughout the wilderness and countryside.

Service eligibility

Effectively, the service eligibility is constrained to all able-bodied men, Christian or Jew, above the age of eighteen years; without debilitation, whether spiritual, moral, or physical, are eligible for military service in the Holy Empire.



Tu Christi es caritas, tu es unitatis custos, promptus libertatis defensor; in te auctoritas.

—Pontifical Anthem

The states of the Holy Empire

The Pontifical Anthem was adopted as the anthem of the Holy Empire, replacing Jesus Shall Reign Wherever The Sun.


Christianity is the official religion of the Holy Empire, and the policies of the government and the Apostolate lean in favor of Catholicism, while Protestantism is popularly-adhered to in the Holy Empire. Judaism has a presence in the Holy Empire, and is welcomed. Officially, Judaism is the only non-Christian religion tolerated in the Holy Empire. Several allegedly Christian affiliations are suppressed in the Holy Empire, such as the Mormons, the Freemasons, etc.

It is suggested that anywhere between twenty to thirty percent of the people of the Holy Empire are Catholic, and fifty to sixty are Protestant, a small percentage is Christian with no affiliation, and the rest (<2%) are Jews, atheists, and Saracens.


Markus II adheres to the doctrine of young earth creationism. Since 2012, his own kingdom of Freihetia has mandated the teaching of creationism in public schools. Decrees issued in early 2014 established these principles throughout the entire Holy Empire.


The flowering dogwood tree is the official tree of the U.S. state of Missouri, and is a native tree species in the Holy Empire.
Sialia sialis, also known as the eastern bluebird, is a small bird commonly found in woodlands and farms of the Holy Empire.

Flora and Fauna

Pastureland, fields, and forest (with little human habitation save for farms) make up the lands of Sanaberga, Argo and Boone Creek. Cattle, pigs, and horses are common on farmlands. In open fields, deer are known to roam, occasionally causing harm to travelers on the roads (deer collisions with vehicles are frequent).

A forest of thickets and pine trees are located southeast of Augustinople. However, most of the forestry surrounding the capital is deciduous.

Common animals to the Americas, particularly squirrels and rabbits, inhabit forests.

There are many species of birds - ranging from the smallest hummingbid to the larger birds-of-prey. Eagles, though rare, are occasionally spotted in the Holy Empire. Through October and November, the skies are often dotted with these birds heading south for the winter.

A white-tailed deer in a Missouri forest. Deer hunting season is a popular pastime in the Holy Empire, and it is a matter of necessity, as deer are known to breed rapidly.

Public parks and lakes in the Holy Empire are typically populated with ducks and geese through the spring and summer months.


Both the eastern states and western states of the Holy Empire are classified as temperate climates with four annual seasons.

Climate data for Augustinople and surrounding states
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 4.4
Average low °C (°F) -4.6
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 61
Source: NOAA (relative humidity and sun 1961-1990)[1]

Foreign Relations

Active Diplomacy


The Holy Empire belongs to the Holy League, a defensive alliance of Christian states. The Emperor is, under the Treaty of Augustinople, president of the Holy League.

See also

Saxon Empire
Spice Wars