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State of Pacem
Civitas de Pacem (la)
Paken (pa)

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Flag
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Coat of arms

Motto
Tá ainm mór do na haoiseanna
Irish: A great name for the ages

Anthem
Serene Skies

Capital city
Nekut
Largest city
Nekut (by population)
Severna (by area)

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Claims of Pacem throughout Maryland

Official languageEnglish
DemonymPacemian
Ethnic groups50.0% White
25.0% Pacemian
12.5% Filipino
12.5% Pakistani

GovernmentFederal parliamentary electoral constitutional monarchy
- Emperor Nicholas I
- First Minister Liam Munroe

LegislatureSenate
- President of the Senate Connor Stumperth

Formation6 June 2015
- Republic of Abies 6 June 2015
- Empire of Pacem 26 January 2016
- Kingdom of Pacem 20 June 2017
- Second Empire of Pacem 15 January 2018
- State of Pacem 6 June 2020

Population
- Citizens8 (June 2020)
- Residents11 (June (2020)
Area1.45 km²

CurrencyImperil (de jure)
US dollar (de facto)
FSC 2.6 (June 2020)
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Date formatmm-dd-yyyy

This nation is a member of the Union Against Micronational War.


Pacem (English: [pakɛm]; Latin: [pakɛm]; Pacemian [pakɛn]), officially the State of Pacem[1] is a self-declared, independent nation commonly referred to as a micronation by outside observers. It was founded on 6 June 2020 by current Emperor Nicholas Kaos as a continuation of past nations also named Pacem[2]. The nation has a claim of 4.12 km² of which is mostly located throughout the American state of Maryland, with a majority of the territory being situated in Anne Arundel County, however, the state's working capital is situated Baltimore County. It also had territory around the antipode of the City of Netuk in the Indian Ocean. It borders the micronations of the Abeldane Empire and the Kingdom of Atovia. Pacem has a population of 8, of which there are 2 territorial citizens, with an additional 11 residents living in Pacemian territory.

The state's form of government is a federal, parliamentary constitutional monarchy defined by the 2020 constitution passed on 10 July 2020. The current and only monarch to reign is Emperor Nicholas I, who has ruled all previous incarnations of Pacem. The unofficial capital of the state is the City of Netuk, with the only other major city being the City of Calverton. The state consists of one dependency, three city-states, two free territories, and one colony.

Pacem started off as the Republic of Abies in 2015 as an autocratic republic before transitioning to the first true incarnation of Pacem, the Empire of Pacem, in January 2016. Throughout 2016 to 2019, Pacem went through several incarnations such as the Kingdom of Pacem of which was both under the rule of the Federal Empire of Aarbaro and under independent rule. The final incarnation of Pacem before the 2020 restoration was the Second Empire of Pacem, which was later also called the High Empire of Pacem. This was marked by a time of decline of activity, so finally on 26 July 2019, Pacem was dissolved. However, due to reasons of newfound interest and nostalgia, Pacem was re-established on 6 June 2020 by Nicholas Kaos in conjunction with its 5th anniversary.[2]

Pacem was a founding member of the Konmalehth[3], and was the First and Last Chair of the organization[4]. Pacem was also a former member of the GUM and was a founding member of the Kermadec Union[5]. Historically, Pacem has been a member of the UAMW and has attempted to prmote pacifism for most of its serious history[6].

Pacem is a "Seventh World" micronation, scoring 2/12 on Boodlesmythe-Tallini System and scoring 3.2 out of a 5 on David's Micronational Potential Index.

Etymology

"Pacem" comes from the singular accusative of pax, meaning peace in Latin.[7] This was chosen as Pacem was to be seen as a peaceful, pacifist nation. During the initial portion of the 2020 Reformation, Pacem had a strong military culture contrary to its name. Pacem has since made efforts to promote pacifism, such as through its membership in the Union Against Micronational War.[6]

In Pacemian, the name is simply Paken, the direct translation of the common name. The official title of state was dropped to reflect the importance of the name Pacem to the language. In Pacemian, all hard Cs are replaced with Ks, and Ms at the end of words are replaced with Ns, hence the change from Pacem to Paken.

"Pacemian" may be used as both an adjective for something from Pacem, or for someone who is a citizen of Pacem, or "a Pacemian". Pacemian may also be used to to the Pacemian ethnic group or Pacemian language.

Pacem's Microcode is PC and its 3-letter GUM code is PCM. PAC is used internally as well as being used as Pacem's Konmalehth nation code.

History

Eras of History

Pacem can be marked by several eras. These eras generally changed through a change in the activity or government of Pacem. Pacem has gone through 5 noticeable eras, of which all coincided with renewed activity bringing forth government reformation. The general pattern for eras has been an initial high of activity, and a 10-16 month up and down period until the nation flatlines before another cycle of activity. During the Modern Era there have been attempts to end this cycle and to keep some sort of continuous activity in the nation.

During the time that Pacem was dissolved, the "4.5th Era" as coined by Nicholas Kaos, much of former Pacemian territory was under the control of the Abeldane Empire in the states of Alenshka and Tusmore and the Abeldane crown dependency of Verus.

Era Nations Length of Era Notes
Early Historical Era Republic of Abies
Galactic Empire of Pacem
6 June 2015 - 25 April 2016 The first incarnations of Pacem. These were during a time of simulationism where Pacem wasn't attempting to model any sort of genuine government. It was also an era of great immaturity, including extraterrestrial claims, using copyrighted imagery on flags, and general lies about culture. It was marked by dropping the title of galactic, interacting more with other nations, and forming genuine government such as the 1st Senate.
Secessionist Era Empire of Pacem 25 April 2016 - 20 June 2017 Marked by the establishment of the 1st Senate, however, was quickly met with inactivity from August 2016 to May 2017. During this time, the Kingdom of Veqlar was founded in order for Nicholas Kaos to try and avoid coming back with his genuine identity, however, these efforts also faced inactivity. By June 2017, Kaos was the only active citizen, giving incentive for the formation of the Federal Empire of Aarbaro and Pacem's subsequent joining.
Aarbarian Era Federal Empire of Aarbaro
Kingdom of Pacem
20 June 2017 - 5 October 2018 Aarbaro was formed at the beginning of this era in order to begin a new empire with similar government as the Abeldane Empire or the Empire of Paravia a year after these nations began federal reform[8]. Saw the general abandonment of Pacem in order to focus on Aarbaro. Efforts for Pacem began to come back in late October 2017 when it was clear that Aarbaro was due to fail. Following this, Pacem continued on as an inactive kingdom with low incentive for activity.
High Monarchy Era High Empire of Pacem
Second Empire of Pacem
5 October 2018 - 29 July 2019 Final era before dissolution. Marked by satire under the governance of Nicholas Kaos, Stephen Freayth, and Nicholas Randouler. However, activity could not be held, which led to Kaos losing faith in the nation and the dissolution in July 2019.
Pacem dissolved 29 July 2019 - 6 June 2020
Modern Era State of Pacem 6 June 2020 - present Current era. Saw the re-establishment of Pacem out of nostalgia and a push for good government, incentives for activity, and keeping Pacem alive and allowing it to continue on for the foreseeable future. Its government was made in coordination with Kaos' own political beliefs.

Early History

Pacem officially started on 6 June 2015 as the Republic of Abies, a simulationist dictatorship led by Nicholas Kaos. Formed out of boredom in his grandmother's basement, he was soon to claim the entire property and a local park across the street, starting the first incarnation of the Town of Con, at the time having no official name, but was generally called the "Old Territory." Claiming 7 citizens, he appointed his mother Heidi Tenebaum as the Vice President of the nation and Meghan Tenebaum as the de jure Head of Government. However, this was more used to attempt to cover up the fact that Nicholas controlled absolutely everything in the country. Seeing that many respectable nations had many citizens, the pet fish Obie in the newly formed Administrative Territory of Carney and "appointed him" as the Minister of Animals and Environmental Protection, of which was solely controlled by the fish, but of course, had no activity due to the minister being a non-sentient fish. When territory in Carney was claimed, the stepmother and father of Nicholas became residential citizens and the former co-mascot of the nation Kona became the newest citizen. But soon, the simulationist state did not do so well, as it was seen as ridiculous, and a useless dictatorship. This caused the Abiean Civil War, of which Meghan & Heidi Tenebaum rebelled under the Kingdom of Shoplandia. After two physical battles, the federal government won, but spread out power a little more in the nation and ditched animal citizenship. This was the closest Abies came to secessionism, however, this was never truly achieved. As sometime in July, simulationism was starting to peak once again.

Flag originally used for Abies

During the month of July, Nicholas and Heidi agreed to declare war on the former inspiration of Abies: the Kingdom of Lovely. It was the president's naive opinion that Lovely's king, Danny Wallace I, had mistreated his citizens, as Nicholas believed he abandoned them without anything to support them. Contacting a proclaimed faction of Lovely, Abies was met with hostile threats about the idea about the nation, and Abies proceeded to commit cyber attacks on the faction. However, when Nicholas came to his senses, he discussed this issue with another Lovlian, and the issue of being abandoned was cleared up. However, the conflict was never ended with a treaty and was seen to have finally ended when Abies turned to Pacem. After this, Abies didn't do much. At one point, the fake cult of Kaosism was formed and led by a made up individual commonly known as X, who annexed the fake territory of Mysteria to Abies. This soon fizzled out, however, but did have a structure of gods and spirits, such as worshipping the Creepypasta character known as "The Rake" as a demonic spirit. After months of general inactivity, a nation declared a state of war on Abies, but after a while was not taken seriously, and soon the very brief conflict became known as the Troll War. It was only one email sent by the president to act as an offensive move but was not responded to.

From December 2015 to 26 January 2016 Abies was without a central government, with the office of President deemed vacant during this time. Two "theories" were claimed, both involving some sort of shooting at the President. However, the true reasoning was simply due to the inactivity of the President and would serve as an excuse to transition to a monarchy and into the Galactic Empire of Pacem.

The empire adopted its new flag, which would lead to some controversy due to it having a copyrighted emblem from Star Wars as a part of its design. This would change in May 2016 with Dale Ediker joining Pacem and making a new flag, of which is now the infamous "Imperial Star-Banner". Soon after this happened, the title of "Galactic Empire" was changed to "Empire," which included dropping the planetary claims previously held. This was in part to Nicholas realizing these were useless claims, and seeing that space is equal ground for everyone. Finally, Kaosism was thrown away, and a beta constitution was written along side the official Declaration of Independence. This marked the end of Pacem's Early History, also called the End of the Simulationist Era.

Beginning of Secessionism

The official end of the Simulationist Era occurred on 25 April 2016, when Nicholas Kaos officially dropped the title of Galactic Empire to Empire, signifying a wish for a more serious government, and nation as a whole. Animal citizenship had been completely dropped by now, along with the stories of occurrences in the siumlationist government Kaosism. However, unlike most serious nations, micronational war was not completely disregarded, as this secessionist mindset partly came from the Somali Haiti War. This was a somewhat physical and mostly digital conflict between the allied nations of the Greater Newmerican Socialist Republic (GNSR), Duchy of Hodiny, Confederation of Renfrew, and the Empire of Pacem against the Somali Haiti Republic and the United Soviet States of America. This was on the terms of Somali Haiti attacking the GNSR, and with recently signed treaties between Hodiny and Pacem, started minor physical conflicts and major digital conflicts. The Pacemian military group working on the conflict, the Pacemain CyberForce, claimed to have hacked several Somali Haitian computers, with the confirmation from both the GNSR and an ambassador from Somali Haiti. These sorts of conflicts lasted until 3 June 2016 when both Hodiny and Pacem agreed to step out of the war due to the controversy surrounding it, along with the nearing end of the conflict. This was a decision made by the Imperial Senate of Pacem by unanimous vote, and the order was carried out at 2200 UTC on 3 June 2016. Only 3 days later did the war officially end, however, skepticism rose. Many posters originating from GNSR sources were found to have been created with terrible photoshop, and some sources claiming most of these were stock photos. Nicholas Kaos officially announced a message of apology to the entire MicroWiki community on its childish behavior during this period.

During this time was also the 1st anniversary of Pacem, signifying a middle point in the region. This came with the joining of the Kermadec Union, of which was an organization that promoted secessionism in micronationalism, and worked as a political, economic, and cultural union. This also, however, received a great deal of criticism, due to true secessionism not being held high in the community at the time. However, it gave the start of the Aarbarian-Pacemian economy, with the predecessor of the Pacemian Imperil, the Kaos Imperial, had it's beginnings. However, due to the lack of use of a currency in Pacem, the currency flopped, and wasn't revisited until the days of Aarbaro. The end of this stage in Pacemian history tends to be seen when Nicholas started investing in his social life, eventually putting micronationalism in the back of his mind. However, in the January of 2017, Nicholas attempted at micronationalism by creating a new kingdom, nearly signing up under a new user on the MicroWiki Forums, however decided against it.

Aarbarian Era

On the 20 June 2017, Nicholas Kaos and Artemis Langford formed the Federal Empire of Aarbaro, and transferred the Empire of Pacem power to Artemis under her rule as Empress[8]. Pacem became a federal kingdom under the Empire, and has the ability to have near full autonomy, but guidelines set by the Treaty of Dec, which was what formed the empire, restricted the activities of the Pacemian government. Diplomatic relations were originally not allowed, however, the Empress has allowed individual states to make separate trade and military agreements in order to allow more states right to please the people of the various states. However, the treaty enforced open borders between federal states, along with a shared currency. This caused no problems in Pacem, as open borders caused no problems due to distance-based restraints, and the currency formerly used in Aarbaro is Pacemian in origin.

During this time, Pacem started to structure a government unseen in previous incarnations. First came King Nicholas Kaos appointing Duke Stephen Freayth as the official Prime Minister, soon after he had become a citizen of the country. Nicholas appointed him on 13 July 2017[9], giving him partial power over the government and being the head of the Advisory Council. During this time as an Aarbarian state, Pacem became much more influential in the micronational community. Pacem emerged as a leading secessionist state to get Pacem and Aarbaro to macronational standards, and became a major player in organizations such as the Konmalehth and several incarnations of the Kermadec Union.

Starting on 14 November 2017, Pacem started pushing for independence, after an agreement of the Advisory Council. On 16 November 2017, Nicholas Kaos officially signed the declaration of independence. On 21 November 2017, Artemis Langford, the empress of Federal Empire of Aarbaro, officially made a decree allowing Pacemian independence. Nicholas Kaos remained King, as well as keeping Stephen Freayth as the Prime Minister. The kingdom remained in the Konmalehth, as well as keeping the Pacemian Imperil as its currency.

Revitalization of Imperialism

After the end of the Empire of Pacem on 20 June 2017, Pacem ceased all imperialistic motives and focused on sustaining the Federal Empire of Aarbaro. However, after independence was gained once again on 14 November 2017, plans were made for a possible reconstruction of the Imperial throne, however remaining a kingdom. From 10 January to 14 January 2018, the King Nicholas Kaos contemplated beginning a absolute monarchy in order to deal with inactivity to progress the process of the nation. On 15 January 2018, this was officially done so in a declaration by the King to the Pacemian Hangout Discord server[10] where the Emperor stated the creation of central authority upon himself for the entire nation, and pushing for a more Norse and Celtic based nation.

Through this period, Emperor Kaos began to work once again with Suzuki Leōcor on the re-formation of the Kermadec Union. On the 10 May 2018, the two began working on trade with the Empire of New Providence, talking about trade with the use of the previously theorized "Kollar" in order to appeal to the community in the case of the secessionist organization. On the 11 May 2018, Kaos started working on increasing the technological advancement of the country, first telling the community about this plan on 28 April 2018.

On 13 May 2018, the Second Pacemian Constitution was passed by Emperor Kaos in order to create a basis laws to be passed in the empire.[11]

High Monarchy

On 5 October 2018, Pacem passed the Ri-Bunreacht and changed its name to the High Kingdom of Pacem. This was mainly due to Pacem becoming a protected state of the Abeldane Empire through the signing of the Treaty of Carnegi, signed in order to improve the relations between the two nations, as well as open more opportunities to each of their citizens. The Ri-Bunreacht was a complete redo of the recently passed Pacemian Constitution of 2018, notably changing the cultural aspects of Pacem from a traditional kingdom to one based on elements of science fiction. The Ri-Bunreacht was eventually declared not the official legal code only thirty-eight days later in an Imperial decree made by Emperor Nicholas.

Brought upon by Major Governor Freayth on the 1st of December, the kingdom officially lost its ideals of secessionism and instead turned towards simulationism by promoting meme culture throughout Pacemian society and government. The first of these changes started with the passing of Declaration I, which officially made the government comparable to the humour of Reddit, such as with Senators being given the formal title of 'Muh Dude' and the Monarch being called 'Their Royal Dankness'. On 15 December 2018, the kingdom re-branded itself as the High Empire of Pacem. Many Pacemians took the news well, and it received national support from all citizens at the time.[10] With the Senate reestablished during these reforms, Emperor Nicholas announced the second-ever senatorial election, ending a two-and-a-half-year period of legislative inactivity stretching back to the Imperial Senate becoming defunct in June 2016.[12] This eventually spawned the first two political parties since June 2017, the Sans Party of Pacem and the Tracer Party of Pacem, made to reflect the humour Pacem was now built around.[13]

End & 2020 Reformation

On 28 July 2019, Emperor Nicholas shared his wishes to dissolve Pacem due to issues with activity and due to Pacem needing to be left behind for something better to take its place. At 0114 EST on 29 July 2019, the Pacemian Discord server was officially deleted, marking the end of the micronation officially[14].

Less than a year later, Pacem reformed as the current State of Pacem on 6 June 2020, which is the original date of formation of the Republic of Abies by Nicholas Kaos. The announcement was made throughout the MicroWiki Discord community through a post in the Quo Times, which historically has been the primary news source of Pacem since 2016[2]. Through the announcements across MicroWiki, the nation was able to gain 6 additional citizens other than Nicholas Kaos, making it one of the most populated incarnations of Pacem ever. With the new citizens, a new constitution was required, which prompted the passing of the 2020 Articles of Establishment.[15] Following the passing of the Articles, the June 2020 legislative election was called to take place from 27 to 29 June by Nicholas Kaos. This resulted in the formation of 4 new parties: We Are Anarchy!, the Pacemian Pirate League, the Conservative Party, and the Super Shrek Party, resulting in a 4-person Senate with a WAA-majority. This WAA majority led to greater autonomy of the various territories of Pacem, as well as more work into a formal constitution.

The 2020 Constitution which replaced the Articles of Establishment.

On 10 July 2020, the Constitutional Referendum Bill was passed, allowing for a referendum to pass the new constitution to be passed and allow for a more formal government in Pacem. This constitution, written by Nicholas Kaos, was made in order to make a federal system similar to that of Atovia's own system, as well as increased power to the people through elections in all branches of government. The referendum was released on the same day, with results being released several hours later on 10 July, revealing an 87.5% turnout with 100% support for the new Constitution, and as per the constitution itself, it was immediately granted assent and passed into law. This invalidated many previous decrees, all previous legislation, and the Articles of Establishment themselves.

Liam Munroe, the inaugral First Minister.

Pacem played a small role in the Abeldane Concordiagate scandal during this time, where on 9 July 2020 Chase Nanatovich discovered a secret channel in the official Pacemian server where Stephen Freayth was taking refuge during his false leave of absence from Abelden.[16] This would lead to the leaks by Nanatovich, and eventually would cause Emperor Nicholas to revoke Freayth's seat in the Senate, reducing the seats from 4 to 3.

Several weeks following the Concordiagate scandal on 26 July the 2020 executive and 2020 judicial elections took place to begin working on the government structure framed by the 2020 constitution. Liam Munroe would be the only candidate for First Minister and Connor Stumperth would be the only candidate for Chief Justice, with both being elected following the results of the elections.[17] Munroe would then go on to make the first Cabinet of Pacem, including members of the Conservative Party, We Are Anarchy!, and the Super Shrek Party.

Government and politics

Main article: Monarchy of Pacem

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Government

Pacem is a federal, parliamentary constitutional monarchy led by the Monarch of Pacem. The monarch is known as the Emperor if male or gender-neutral, and as the Empress if female. They are limited in power and are given equal checks and balances between the other parts of government. They have the power to remove public officers from office, the ability to appoint ministers, award decorations, make decrees, etc. The secondary form of legislation in the empire are Decrees of the Monarch of Pacem, which are the secondary form of legislation next to bills passed by the Senate. The monarch also occupies several important positions in the state such as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. The monarchy is electoral and is based around houses that are approved by the previous monarch to run in elections, who put forth a candidate to be elected by the people. Nicholas Kaos has been the only monarch as of yet, founding the nation and the throne, with the throne guaranteed by the 2020 Constitution.

The Senate of Pacem is the unicameral legislature of the state. The seats based on how many seats the Monarch declares through a writ of election and are elected in a national constituency. The Senate can legislate through bills, which are the primary form of legislation in the state. These bills must be given assent by the Monarch to be passed. The Senate primarily has financial and naturalization powers, however, is generally granted total legislative power. There are currently three seats in the Senate, with two belonging to We Are Anarchy! and one to the Progressive Conservative Party.

Cabinet

Main Article: Cabinet of Pacem

The Cabinet of Pacem is the primary administrator of the state and works to govern the nation and to administrate laws passed by the Senate. It comprises of the Monarch, the First Minister, and appointed cabinet members. The First Minister is the Head of Government of Pacem and appoints all ministers in the Cabinet with the approval of the Monarch, and is allowed to appoint lower-level cabinet positions without the need for approval. They are elected by the people every nine months. The current First Minister is Liam Munroe, being elected in the 2020 I executive election.[17]

The ministries are currently —

  • Minister-at-Arms - Assistant to the First Minister and the clerk of the Cabinet
  • State Ministry - Handles internal affairs
  • Finance Ministry - Handles the Central Imperial Bank
  • Defense Ministry - Handles defence of the state and its territories and protectorates

Political parties

Throughout the history of Pacem there have been many political parties, first beginning with the historical Imperial Party formed during the Empire of Pacem. Another historical party was the Pacemian Independence Party, which formed in June 2017 during the Kingdom of Pacem under the rule of the Federal Empire of Aarbaro. The current oldest parties are the Progressive Conservative Party and We Are Anarchy!, both being recognized by the government on 10 June 2020.

We Are Anarchy! is currently the majority party in government, with 2/3 of Senate seats and 3/5 positions in the Cabinet.[18]

Logo Name Ideology Spectrum Leader Membership Senate seats Cabinet seats Seats in
territorial
legislatures
PCPP logo.png Progressive Conservative Party PCP Progressive Conservatism Center-right Liam Munroe 2
1 / 3
1 / 5
0 / 2
Royalist Party of Alexander Logo.png Royalist Party RP Anti-Communism Center-right Carl von Joseph Werzberg 1
0 / 3
0 / 5
0 / 2
Shrek.jpg Super Shrek Party SSP Satire politics
Shrekism
Montanism
Big tent Leon Montan 1
0 / 3
1 / 5
0 / 2
We are anarchy logo.svg We Are Anarchy! WAA Confederalism
Direct democracy
Environmentalism
Center-left to far-left Nicholas Kaos 3
2 / 3
3 / 5
2 / 2

Military

The Armed Forces of Pacem is a comparatively large military when compared to the nation's population, with 1 of 7 citizens being members of the military. The Armed Forces are divided into the Army of the State, the Navy of the State, and the Airforce of the State. The Army has 1 officer, while the Navy and Airforce hold no members. Following Pacem's joining of the Union Against Micronational War, the Armed Forces transitioned into a defensive/ceremmonial institution in Pacem, with less and less importance being put towards it.

The Armed Forces are governed by an independent executive committee known as the Council of Stars. This council holds five seats, one for every highest-ranked commanding officer of each branch (a 4-star commanding officer such as the Major General of the Army), the Monarch as Commander-in-Chief, and the Defense Minister. Officially, the council works as an advisory board to the Monarchy for decisions across the Armed Forces.

There is currently one major unit in the military, which is the 1st Infantry Division of the Army. This division is currently commanded by Major General Connor Stumperth[19].

Foreign relations

Historically, Pacem has had relations with dozens of other nations, with spikes in close relations happening in 2016, 2018, and 2019 during times of great activity in Pacem. Following the 2020 reformation, however, Pacem has remained diplomatically isolated, participating in limited relations with other nations.

Pacem was both a founding member of the Konmalehth[3] and the Kermadec Union[5], however, both have since dissolved. Pacem was also a former member of the GUM in 2016[5], however, was expelled due to inactivity. Pacem's only current organizational membership is the Union Against Micronational War[6].

Pacem historically had strong relations with the Abeldane Empire during Stephen Freayth's height of power during his time as both Emperor and Vorsitzender. Pacem would eventually become an associated state with Abelden, with guaranteed military assistance, citizenship assistance for Pacem, and the establishment of the Abeldane Relations Office, which chose an Abeldane representative to sit in the Senate. Informal relations continue with Abelden following the 2020 reformation, as Kaos is the Emperor of both nations, and many citizens of Pacem being citizens of Abelden as well.

Economy

The economy of Pacem is small and undeveloped, with the furthest extent of the economy being several companies registered through decree. Intermicronational companies such as Galaxy Media, Inc., the company behind the Quo Times, are headquartered in Pacem, as well as the engineering design company the Pyxis Corporation, named after the former government agency which was used by Pacem to study astronomy[20].

Economic activity is lead by the Finance Minister (currently Nicholas Kaos), who can control interest rates, circulation, inflation, and establish the value of the Imperil. The currency currently has no official value, but there has been discussion to set an iron standard of 1 Imperil = 6.9 grams of iron. The currency was temporarily named the "mêmez" during Pacem's time as a meme-based nation[21], however, it has generally been named the Imperil since the Empire of Pacem.

Agriculture

Some jalapeño peppers, banana peppers, and cherry tomatoes gathered from gardens in Netuk.

While the state currently has limited to no commercial exports, it has a capacity to be a nation largely focused on agricultural exports, with the City of Netuk producing approximately 100 lbs of fresh produce per month. The most plentiful products of the state are cherry tomatoes and cucumbers. From the months of May to July strawberries are also common crops. Due to the climate of Netuk, the agricultural sector of Pacem becomes inactive during the winter and resumes activity in mid-April.

Geography

Climate

Pacem lies in a humid subtropical (Cfa) climate zone as described by the Köppen climate classification system. This means that most of the state experiences hot, humid summers and cool, dry winters.


Territories

In the Articles of Establishment, there were three original territorial classifications ranked based on autonomy, those being: cities, free territories, and colonies. Prior to Initiative I, these territories were non-autonomous and were wholly owned by the state. The Articles provided three legal freedoms of the original territorial classifications to distinguish them. Cities were given the right to an independent executive, legislature, and the ability to write a charter in conjunction with the Articles, as well as their own nobility. Free territories were given the right to an appointed executive as well as their own nobility. Colonies were treated the worst in regards to freedoms, and are only granted an appointed executive under the Articles. There is no defined procedure for what a new territory is accepted as, and as it's up to the monarch of Pacem to decide what it is admitted as, it is usually dependent on the size and historical importance of the territory.

In the 2020 Territory Bill, two new territories were defined: protectorates and dependencies. Protectorates are not true territories of the state and are simply nations of which Pacem has a treaty with Pacem is responsible for the defense of. Dependencies are similar, however, they are considered to be sovereign territory of the state, and also have their foreign affairs regulated by the national government. In this same bill, protectorates, dependencies, and cities (referred to as "city-states") were given the legal right to local defense forces. Cities also gained the right to regulated foreign affairs[22]. Most of these changes were kept in the 2020 Constitution.

Flag Name Population Area Head of State Head of Government
Dependencies
Veqlar flag.svg
Royal City of Veqlar 0 0.03 km2
Nicholas Kaos
King
Vacant
City-States
Netuk flag 2.svg
City of Netuk 3 0.09 km2
Nicholas Kaos
Lord Protector
Vacant
City Chief
Calverton flag.svg
City of Calverton 2 0.01 km2
Connor Stumperth
Provisional Executive
Vacant
City of Severna 1 1.32 km2
Vacant
Vacant
Free Territories
Raccoon Territory 1 0.0002 km2
Liam Munroe
Provisional Executive
Vacant
Arthur Territory 0 0.0001 km2
Vacant
Vacant
Colonies
Colony of Indo 1 2.67 km2
Carl von Joseph Werzberg
Governor
N/A
Totals
Pacemflag.svg State of Pacem Population:
8
Area:
4.1203 km2

Culture

Pacemian culture is generally based around the culture of the United States, with culture mainly being split between formal business culture and the skater/gamer culture heavy in territories such as Netuk.

National Symbols

National symbols of Pacem are symbols of which represent the nation, the people, or the geography of Pacem. They can be legislated through either bills passed in the Senate or through imperial decrees. There are two current national symbols (other than the flag and coat of arms), the Dodge Dart, which is the current state car of the Monarch, and the Siamese fighting fish as the national fish due to it having historical precedence as a pet of the Imperial Family[23][24].

Holidays

The holidays of Pacem are national celebrations and days of no work largely carried over from previous incarnations of Pacem. While some of these holidays have religious backgrounds, they are celebrated secularly. These holidays are split between observed holidays which warrant days off for government workers and recognized holidays which are recognized by the government but do not warrant time off for government employees.

Name Date Notes
New Year's Day 1 January Celebration of the first day of the Gregorian calendar.
Earth Day 22 April Recognition of the importance of the wellbeing of our planet and to promote environmentalism.
Pacem Day 6 June Anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Abies and the beginning of the Pacemian Reign.
All Hallow's Eve/Samhain 31 October - 1 November A traditional Irish holiday that observes the veil between our world and the spirit world, as well as the American cultural holiday for treat giving.
Emperor's Day 18 November Birthday of Emperor Nicholas
Thanksgiving Last Thursday of November A day to give thanks for what you have.
Hanukkah 10 December - 18 December (2020) Celebration of the rededication of the Second Temple from Jewish religious mythology celebrated as a family tradition in Pacem. Due to the length of the holiday, it is the only recognized holiday.
Christmas 25 December A time for gift-giving and for being with family.
New Year's Eve 31 December The last day of the Gregorian calendar.

Demographics

Demographics in Pacem are conducted through both citizen registration and through censuses taken before every election. This collection of data was primarily done through the efforts of the monarch, who had complete control over censuses and over citizenship registration during the Articles of Establishment. Following the passage of the 2020 Constitution, this power was allocated to the State Minister[1] (currently Connor Stumperth). Local media companies such as the Quo Times also performs censuses irregularly. The population as of 31 July 2020 is 8, including two territorial citizens, with 11 residential non-citizens.

Ethnic groups

Ethnicities in Pacem (July 2020)

  White (50.0%)
  Pacemian (25.0%)
  Pakistani (12.5%)
  Yamato (12.5%)
  Other (0%)

The most predominant ethnic group is White/European Caucasian, being a majority of the population at 50% of the population, or 4 citizens. Pacemians, a mixed-race ethnogroup of Cherokee and Celtic decent makes up 25% of the population (2 citizens). Pakistanis and Yamato come in at third, each having one individual representing this group in the nation, or making up 12.5% of the population each.

Pacem has historically been very diverse, spanning back to the Kingdom of Pacem where 2/3 of the population were non-European American as had been the trend for years. Following the transition to the State of Pacem and the greater usage of Discord, the nation has experienced further diversification.

Language

English is the most commonly spoken language in Pacem, with all citizens speaking the language with some degree of mastery. English is also the official language of the state, being constituted in the 2020 Constitution. Latin is spoken as a second language by 12.5% of the population, and it is generally used for non-noble titles granted to certain government officers. Other second languages include Spanish, French, and German.

Pacemian is native to the City of Netuk and is under development for cultural uniqueness in Pacem. Currently, there are no native or second-hand speakers, as the language is not complete. However the language is official under the Netukian constitution[25] and is developed alongside government development.

Religion

Religion in Pacem (August 2020)

  Atheist (25.0%)
  Roman Catholic (12.5%)
  Islam (12.5%)
  Unknown (25.0%)

Religion in Pacem is highly diverse, with no single religion having a majority. Pacemians tend to follow Celtic-based spiritual faiths, which are either in full practice by Pacemians or are an influence on their lives. Atheists are tied with ethnic Pacemian faiths, both comprising 25% of the population. Catholicism and Islam both make up 12.5% of the population[26].

Pacem is officially a secular nation, with the 2020 Constitution protecting the separation of church and state[1]. During the time of the High Empire of Pacem, the nation officially supported Shaggyism (the worship of Norville "Shaggy" Rodgers from the American cartoon Scooby-Doo) as the state religion. This was in order with the meme culture taking over Pacemian politics, and was fully supported by the Senate for this reason[27]. This is the only time a religion was made official in any incarnation of Pacem.


References

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