Pannonia (Autonomous Region)

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Autonomous Region of Pannonia
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Capital citynone
Largest citynone
Official language(s)English (official), Serbian and Croatian (regional)
Short namePannonia
DemonymPannonian
GovernmentAutonomous region
- GovernorMickael Lalardie
LegislatureRegional Parliament of Pannonia
- Type - Unicameral
- Number of seats - 1
Established18 March 2015
Area claimed6.5km2
Population4
Time zone(UTC) +1.5 (Pannonian Standard Time)


The Autonomous Region of Pannonia was an autonomous region claimed South Maudlandia, situated on the border between Serbia and Croatia.

History

A border dispute between Serbia and Croatia left some territories on the western bank of the Danube River unclaimed by either party. The largest of these territories was known as Siga. On 18 March 2015, the former President of South Maudlandia, Matthew Phillips, signed a declaration of annexation, bringing Siga under South Maudlandian authority, and changing its name to Pannonia, after the Pannonian Plain on which it sits.

For about a month after annexation, Phillips was Governor of Pannonia, due to a lack of candidates for the position. Then, on 27 April 2015, the President resigned from his post as Governor, and was replaced by Mickael Lalardie.

Pannonian Crisis and War

On 13 April 2015, a Czech politician called Vít Jedlička claimed Pannonia and established the Free Republic of Liberland, an act which received much media attention. The South Maudlandian Government was not aware of Liberland until a week after its foundation. President Phillips made several attempts to contact the Liberlandian Government to arrange peace talks. All communications were ignored, and so Liberland was issued with an ultimatum, asking that Pannonia be vacated of all Liberlandian subjects, and that their Government be open for negotiations. The terms of the ultimatum were not fulfilled before the expiry, on 3 May. Furthermore, reports began to surface of Liberland's plans to settle in the area, and South Maudlandia was obliged to take measures against this. South Maudlandia declared war on 29 May 2015. The Empire of Paravia later declared war on Liberland on 31 May after a millitary pact was signed between Paravia and South Maudlandia.

Government Change

On 8 November 2016, the government of Matthew Phillips was overthrown by the South Maudlandia Revolutionary Army in a military coup. Commander of the South Maudlandia Revolutionary Army, Jeff Renner, was appointed as the interm President of South Maudlandia. His first act was to end all hostilities and relinquish all territorial claims outside of mainland South Maudlandia. South Maudlandia now recognizes Pannonia as the sovergn nation of Liberland.