Empire of Oskonia

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Empire of Oskonia
Keiserriket Oskonia (Norwegian)
Motto: Jeg hersker over åsene
Norwegian: I rule over the hills
Map oskonia.png
LocationMadison, Mississippi
Capital
and largest city
Kukkulaa
Official languagesEnglish, Norwegian Ikonian
Recognised national languagesSpanish, Irish Finnish
DemonymOskonian
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy
Tucker I
Jayden Dagsa
LegislatureRiksforsamling
Enhetsråd
Varekammeret
Independence from the United States
• Declaration of Independence (as Starasia)
16 March 2021; 6 months ago (2021-03-16)
• Restructured as the Kingdom of Oskonia
18 April 2021; 5 months ago (2021-04-18)
• First Parliament sworn in
29 May 2021; 3 months ago (2021-05-29)
Population
• June 2021 census
16
CurrencyOskonian aurum
Time zoneCST (UTC-6:00)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Calling code+1 (de facto)
Patron saintSaint George
  1. This micronation is a full member in the Cupertino Alliance

The Empire of Oskonia, officially the Empire of Oskonia and her Territories and Dependencies, commonly known as Oskonia, is an autonomous territorial entity that claims to be a sovereign state, but is commonly referred to as a micronation by external observers.

The history of Oskonia begins on 16 March 2021, when Tucker Gladden, a Mississippian, decided to declare his room as an independent country. He named it, at first, "Starasia". He initially had a military, flag, coat of arms, and prime minister, but Gladden felt as if Starasia was really messy, and started the restructuring process on 11 April. After 7 days of restructuring and figuring everything out, he made Oskonia public on 18 April 2021. Gladden was named Tucker I, and he swore in his first Parliament on 29 May 2021.

Oskonia is a unitary parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy. The reason it is semi-constitutional is because the Emperor still has the final say, and can issue royal decrees, which can make anything into law in the Empire. Oskonia's landclaim is Tucker I's house. Before it was semi-constitutional, it was an absolute monarchy, with the Emperor making every legislative decision. The absolute monarchy ended on 29 May 2021, when the first Parliament was sworn in. Oskonia's culture is heavily inspired by Norwegian culture. The Norwegian culture first arose when Christopher Miller became a member of the Parliament and was unsatisfied with the amount of British culture in Oskonia, which he believed was "overused". He influenced the current style of monarchy, with it being very similar to the Norwegian monarchy. Inspirations for Oskonia include the Unified Royal States of Australis, the Kingdom of Ikonia, the Empire of Austenasia, and the Grand Republic of Cycoldia.

Etymology

The name Oskonia was chosen by Tucker I. Oskonia derives from Tucker's great-grandfather, a World War II veteran named Oscar. He received a Purple Heart for his actions in WWII. Tucker I also wears purple in his official uniform in honor of his late great-grandfather, as he received a Purple Heart for his actions in World War II.

History

Beginning as Starasia

The Empire of Oskonia was founded on 16 March 2021, as the Federal Republic of Starasia. It was established after Tucker Gladden had a meeting with a man named Clay Moss, who ran a micronation called the British Antarctic Territory. The real inspiration to start his micronation was a video by Not Exactly Normal which covered MicroCon 2019. After watching the video, he created a flag, a coat of arms, and formally established Starasia at 11:32 AM. The first thing that Gladden, now President Gladden, did was email Kevin Baugh asking for diplomatic ties with the Republic of Molossia. He responded by saying that Molossia does not have formal relations with any micronation, and that Molossia already is a "friend" of the nation, because Molossia only has informal relations with other micronations. After that, he abolished the republic and established a constitutional monarchy and gave himself the name Tucker I. He recruited his friend Evan to be the prime minister, he established a six part military, and he established relations with a micronation called Megigaiau. Things were looking like it was going to be good. But it wasn't good for Starasia. It ended up collapsing on 11 April 2021.

Restructuring and beginning as Oskonia

Tucker I took a seven day period to try and figure out what was next for him and his micronational career. He considered many options during this period, such as just not establishing a micronation and being one who joins other micronations and helps other governments. But then, he decided he still wanted to be a head of state. So, he considered what to make his micronation. He considered making a republic, a tsardom, a kingdom, and an empire. He ended up deciding to create an absolute monarchy. He then began considering names for his micronation. The previous micronation's name, Starasia, had no meaning, so he wanted the new name to have meaning. He decided to name his new micronation Oskonia, after his great-grandfather, Oscar. The beginning of Oskonia was looking more promising than Starasia's beginning. The first royal decree was signed on 9 May 2021, which was signed to create six provinces. The first announcement in the Oskonian Discord server, however, was showing the King's political compass results.

More royal decrees

More royal decrees were being signed every day, with decrees #2 and #3 being signed, on 13 and 14 May respectively. Royal Decree #2 formally established short, medium, and long styles of the King's official Oskonian title.[1] Royal Decree #3 covered recognition of macronations and micronations, with all UN members being recognizes, except for the People's Republic of China and North Korea. The decree explicitly stated that the Oskonian government strongly believed that the Republic of Korea was the rightful owner of North Korea, and the Republic of China was the rightful owner of China. Micronations recognized in the treaty include Novus Hierosolymis, Molossia, Westarctica, Cycoldia, Atiera, Ikonia, Vishwamitra, Burdette, and Austenasia.[2]

Parliament and subsequent Norwegianist invasion

The Parliament was formally established on 27 April 2021, with the ratification of the Oskonian constitution. It never actually had members until 9 May 2021, when Jayden Dagsa was appointed as the first Prime Minister of Oskonia. The Parliament did not have more members until 29 May 2021, when the King sent out an announcement on the Oskonian Discord server, saying that the government needed people to volunteer to be in Parliament. The Parliament received five new members that day, with that group being the first ever Parliament. One MP, Christopher Miller, was slightly disgusted by the amount of British symbolism used in Oskonia. He was the leader of the Norwegianist invasion of Oskonia.

The Norwegianist invasion began when Miller registered a party named the Norwegianist Party (Norvegianistpartiet) when the Monarchist Party of Oskonia was abolished and he had to join a different party. He had the option of joining the Christian Democratic Party, the Oskonian Democratic Party, or creating his own party. He opted for the third option. The Norwegianist Party was accepted by the King, and this officially began the Norwegianist invasion. Miller sent a message in the Parliament channel of the Oskonian Discord saying that he was not satisfied with the amount of British symbolism used in the Kingdom. He suggested that the Kingdom should use Norwegian symbolism instead. Tucker I was always interested in Norwegian culture, so he agreed to change the symbolism on Oskonia, agreeing with the statement that British symbolism is way too used, and that Oskonia should have something more unique. The first replacement was the Crown of Tucker I, which previously was St. Edward's crown, which Miller stated was "god-awful and dreadful". Miller then stated that he had already made a draft in Inkscape, and he sent the draft to Tucker I. The King actually loved the crown that Miller made, and put the crown to a vote. The Parliament voted to change the crown, which was to the pleasure of Miller and Tucker I. Multiple replacements were made after the crown, such as both the national and royal coat of arms, and the royal monogram of Tucker I.

Imperialism

On 16 September 2021, the six-month anniversary of Oskonia's independence, Tucker I decreed that Oskonia be declared an empire with him as Emperor.

Government and politics

The government of Oskonia consists of a unitary parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy. The current monarch is Tucker I, and the current prime minister is Jayden Dagsa, who can appoint different people to his cabinet, as long as they are approved by the monarch.

Monarch

The monarch has the final say in all government matters, and can also issue royal decrees, which can sign anything at all into law. Royal decrees are usually used to establish ministries, grant honors, create orders, make laws, and to create noble titles. The monarch administers the Parliament, meaning they are the one to hold the votes, open the floor, and appoint new Parliament members. The monarch used to have absolute power over Oskonia until 29 May 2021, when the first Parliament was appointed.

Parliament

The Parliament is a unicameral house, consisting of, currently, seven seats. The current Parliament is the 1st Parliament, sworn in on 29 May 2021. One is either appointed to the Parliament by the monarch, or one is elected to that position through a provincial election. The Parliament has half of the power in Oskonia; the other half of power is vested in the monarch. The Parliament is currently the only legislative body in the Kingdom of Oskonia, and, according to the Oskonian government, "any other body claiming that they are the legislative body is false."

Political parties

Oskonia is made up of one party, the Oskonia Wildrose Party.

Name Ideology Political compass Chairperson Membership Seats in Parliament
Christian Democratic Party Christian democracy, social conservatism, monarchism Right-wing David Augustus 2
2 / 6
Oskonian Democratic Party Socialism Centre-left to left-wing Daniel Quintero 1
1 / 6
Norwegianist Party Norwegianism Big tent Christopher Miller 1
1 / 6
National Centrist Party Centrism Centre Ezri Ambriz 1
1 / 6
Independent n/a n/a n/a n/a
1 / 6

Foreign relations

Unilateral relations

w:United Nations All UN member and observer states, except for China and North Korea[3]
Cupertino Alliance All members of the Cupertino Alliance[4]

Bilateral relations

Novus Hierosolymis Novus Hierosolymis - since 20 May 2021
Revalia Revalia - since 1 June 2021
Floriland Floriland - since 8 June 2021
Vishwamitra Vishwamitra - since 25 June 2021
Queensland Queensland - since 25 June 2021
Aenopia Aenopia - since 30 June 2021
Belcity Belcity - since 4 July 2021
Grand Republic of Cycoldia Cycoldia - since 9 August 2021

Former bilateral relations

Atiera Atiera - 3 June 2021 - 24 August 2021[a][5]

Climate

Being located in central Mississippi, usually the weather in Oskonia is mild to hot, usually ranging from lows of 30 degrees in the winter to 97 degrees in the summer.

Culture

Food

The national dish of the Empire of Oskonia is Dove chocolate, due to it being "the best chocolate bar" in Tucker I's opinion.

Sports

The national sport of Oskonia is golf. It is widely played by the King and his family.

Holidays

Date Name Remarks
January 1 New Year’s Day Celebrating the new year of the Gregorian Calendar.
March 16 Oskonian Independence Day A day to celebrate Oskonia's independence from the United States.
Various Mother’s Day Celebrating moms for providing for their children, and family.
Various Easter Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.
Various Good Friday Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.
Various Father’s Day A day to celebrate all the dads out there.
October 31 Halloween A holiday where people go Trick or Treating.
November 11 Armistice Day A day to commemorate and remember all who served during any major conflict worldwide.
December 24 Christmas Eve Day before Christmas.
December 25 Christmas Day Celebrating the birth of Jesus.
December 31 New Year’s Eve The day before New Year’s Day.

National symbols

Symbol Name Image References
Flag Flag of Oskonia Flag of Oskonia.svg
Coat of Arms Coat of arms of Oskonia Greater royal coat of arms of Oskonia.svg
National bird Bald eagle Bald Eagle Portrait.jpg
National mammal White-tailed deer White tailed deer.jpg
National anthem The Oskonian Song
National motto "Jeg hersker over åsene" (I rule over the hills)
National flower Magnolia Magnolia flowers (Új Repülő, New Eiffel).jpeg
National tree Oak tree Oak tree.jpeg
National color      Royal purple Purple-Flag.jpg

Notes

  1. The cause of the cease was that Atiera dissolved itself.

References

  1. Gladden, Tucker. (13 May 2021) "Royal Decree #2" Google Docs. Retrieved 2 June 2021
  2. Gladden, Tucker. (14 May 2021) "Royal Decree #3" Google Docs. Retrieved 2 June 2021
  3. Gladden, Tucker. (3 June 2021) Royal Decree #8 Google Docs. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  4. Gladden, Tucker. (3 June 2021) Royal Decree #8 Google Docs. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  5. Gladden, Tucker. (3 June 2021) "Oskonia signs a mutual recognition treaty with Atiera" Oskonian Daily. Retrieved 3 June 2021.