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Francisville (/ˈfrɑːnsɪs.vɪl/), officially established as the Democratic Duchy of Francisville (French: Duché démocratique de Francisville; Francillian: Groussherzuegdom vu Frankestädt, official translation Grand Duchy of Francisville), was an enclaved micronation situated in the Highlands of Scotland and landlocked around its borders by the United Kingdom. Founded in November 2008, Francisville was a parliamentary representative democracy under a constitutional monarchy where the Grand Duke of Francisville served as a largely figurehead Head of State. The Chamber of Deputies served as the national legislature and elected the First Minister as the Head of Government. Grand Duke James I served as the only sovereign from the country's foundation until the dissolution of the monarchy by his own initiative in June 2011. The country was comprised of three political Cantons and two territorial regions. English was constitutionally recognised as the nation's official language, whilst French and Francillian were also used in all official government business and thereby held de facto official language status.

The state was disestablished by referendum in 2011, leading to the June Convention and the establishment of the Federal Republic of Francisville (Francillian: Federalsrepublik Frankestädt /fɹʌnkəʃtæt/; French: République fédérale de Francisville; German: Bundesrepublik Frankestadt; Ripuarian: Bondesrepoblėck Frankestädt; Italian: Repubblica federale di Francisville; Francillish: Federaale Republik vus Frankestaad). Francisville became a federal republic and direct democracy led by a directorial executive, the Federal Council. Francisville was linguistically diverse, with seven languages being spoken across the federation including the national language, Francillian. National day was celebrated on November 28th; the foundation date of the Duchy. The nation suffered from internal inactivity leading to its gradual dissolution in Summer 2014.

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River in Francisville on the border of the Ennerau region, later contained within the canton of Wasserbrueck.
Credit: Historic Francisville. Acquired from the Grand Ducal Office (2017)

River in Francisville on the border of the Ennerau region. This river was crossed by two stone bridges marking the boundary between the Duchy and Scotland, United Kingdom. The region was later contained within the canton of Wasserbrueck under the Federal Republic.


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North Llabdey (Francillish: Nord-labdéi) is a district of the forested region of Llabdey and a former republican state and a canton of Francisville. Whilst North Llabdey was part of the Francisville, it had the smallest population of any canton and was the second smallest geographically, New Scireland having less area. As part of Llabdey, the area falls under the cultural realm of the Francillish language. Therefore, the languages spoken primarily in the area are English and Francillish.

As part of the June Convention, North Llabdey was given a new home within Francisville, demonstrating stable diplomatic relations between the neighbouring Community of Landashir and the Federal Republic of Francisville.

The Sammleng was the legislative body of the canton, formed by an assembly of all citizens with full political rights. The assembly elected the Landsmann as the chair of the assembly and head of government of the canton. The office was held by James von Puchow. North Llabdey was a unitary state with no district level of government. At federal level, the canton was represented by one deputy in the Federal Chamber.

In June 2014, Landsmann James von Puchow declared that he had "grown tired of the lack of activity within the Federal Republic of Francisville ... [with no] intentions of investing my [his] time and efforts in the Federation". As a consequence, North Llabdey ceased to exist as a Canton as the Landsmann had been the only citizen resident in the region


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