Principality of Caudonia
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Motto: Quod Unitatis Pace
Unity is Peace
Anthem: I Vow to Thee, My Country
|Recognised minority languages||Scots|
|Ethnic groups (March 2020)||97.8% White|
2.2% Southeast Asian
|Religion(March 2020)||56.5% Christianity|
|Government||Parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy|
|Prince William I|
• Prime Minister
|Robert Smith II|
|House of Assembly|
|5 July 2019|
• December 2021 estimate
• March 2020 census
|Currency||De facto: United States Dollar, Pound Sterling, Euro|
De jure: Caudonian Pound (CAP)
|Time zone||Caudonian Standard Time (UTC-5)|
• Summer (DST)
|Caudonian Daylight Time (UTC-4)|
|Observed between the second Sunday in March and the first Sunday in November.|
|Drives on the||right (left in Gibson)|
|Calling code||+1 330/234|
Caudonia (/, -/), officially the Principality of Caudonia (German: Fürstentum Kaudonia; Scots: Principalitie o Caudonie) is a micronation claiming to be a sovereign state located in North America and Europe, currently consisting of properties in Ohio, Lincolnshire, Stockholm County, and Prešov Region, thus making it an enclave of the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Slovakia.
Caudonia is a parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy based off Liechtenstein. The nation is currently reigned by Prince William I, who has reigned since the nation's foundation. The nation falls under classification 6 on the Boodlesmythe-Tallini Classification, making it a 6th world nation.
The name is derived from the Latin word for "tail." Tail in this context refers to Lake Erie, which was named by the Erie people, an indigenous tribe who lived along its southern shore. The tribal name "erie" is a shortened form of the Iroquoian word erielhonan, meaning "long tail".
Although the Principality of Caudonia was technically established on the 5th of July 2019, the 2nd of December 2018 is considered the founding date as it was the founding date of Vryland, the nation's first predecessor. Following the dissolution of New Albion, Vryland's successor state, the Prince initially decided he would take a break from the micronational community or even leave it, but advisors convinced him otherwise and he established Caudonia on the 5th of July.
The history of Caudonia can be divided into various eras. Caudonia is currently in the Era of Reconstruction. This era has been characterised by a moderate increase in activity and the removal of over a dozen inactive citizens.
|Era||Length of Era||Notes|
|Foundation Era||5 July 2019 - 23 November 2019||141 days||The first era. Headed for the most part by Andrew West, this era was the beginning of Caudonia. The core tenets of Caudonia's system of government were established. This era ended following the November 2019 general election, which saw a sharp increase in activity.|
|Era of Prosperity||24 November 2019 - 12 September 2020||293 days||The second era. Headed by various politicians, this era was characterised by sharp increases in activity and the influx of many new citizens. It is considered by many to be Caudonia's prime. Following the May 2020 general election, the growth seen in the early part of the era began to slow and by the September election, the beginnings of the Era of Stagnation were starting to show.|
|Era of Stagnation||13 September 2020 - 19 August 2021||340 days||The third era. Headed by various politicians, this era was characterised by a sharp decrease in activity the leaving of well-known politicians, such as Andrew West and Andrew Szemere, and ordinary citizens alike for nations such as Gwladcoeden and Wynnland.|
|Era of Reconstruction||20 August 2021 - present||Ongoing||The current era. Headed by Robert Smith II so far, this era has been characterised by a moderate increase in activity and the removal of over a dozen inactive citizens. During the initial part of this era, citizens of Gwladcoeden were barred from entering Caudonia's new Discord server because of their inactivity and out of fear for foreign influence in politics, however the ban is slowly being lifted. The most prominent Gwladcoedeg to return has been Ned Fram.|
Government and politics
Caudonia operates under the system of a parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy, based off that of Liechtenstein. It has a form of mixed constitution in which political power is shared by the monarch and a democratically elected parliament. There is a multi-party system and a form of representative democracy in which the prime minister and head of government is responsible to parliament. However, the Prince is head of state and exercises considerable political powers.
List of Departments
- Department of Communications and Media
- Department of Education and Culture
- Department of Energy and Development
- Department of Finance
- Department of Food and Agriculture
- Department of Foreign Affairs
- Department of Home Affairs
- Department of Justice
- Department of the Environment and Natural Resources
- Department of Transport
- Civil Registry Office
- Health and Social Care Office
- Heraldry and Vexillology Commission
- Human Rights Commission
- Language Commission
- National Archives
- Princely Affairs Office
Main article: Demographics of Caudonia
The March 2020 census enumerated a total population of 65, an increase of around 166 percent over the first population count in July 2019.
|Date||Population||Population change||% change|
|6 July 2019||25||0||0.0%|
|5 October 2019||35||▲ 10||▲ 40.0%|
|10 November 2019||46||▲ 11||▲ 31.4%|
|18 January 2020||52||▲ 6||▲ 13.0%|
|16 February 2020||63||▲ 11||▲ 21.1%|
|7 March 2020||65||▲ 2||▲ 3.1%|
|11 April 2020||50||▼ 15||▼ 27.1%|
|8 May 2020||74||▲ 24||▲ 48.0%|
|9 June 2020||89||▲ 15||▲ 20.2%|
|16 July 2020||74||▼ 15||▼ 16.8%|
|29 October 2020||80||▲ 6||▲ 8.1%|
|15 February 2021||71||▼ 9||▼ 11.2%|
|31 May 2021||80||▲ 9||▲ 11.2%|
|29 August 2021||57||▼ 23||▼ 28.7%|
|19 December 2021||49||▼ 8||▼ 14.0%|
Law and order
Law enforcement is carried out by the Caudonia Police. As Caudonia does not have a formal military, defence is the duty of the Caudonia Police. All police constables are trained for national defence.
Caudonia does not maintain many diplomatic relations. Its official diplomatic policy is isolationism. It was an official member of the United Sovereignties, however due to hostile relations with other members, the nation withdrew.
Caudonia also has an official policy against micronational warfare. This makes Caudonia de-facto a neutral state. Despite this, however, Caudonia used to have negative and hostile relations with the UCSR and the United Sovereignties. This period has been called the Caudonian Crisis. These hostilities have since been resolved.
Despite Caudonia's official policy of isolationism, the nation has unoffical relatons with Wynnland, the Archduchy of Pennsylvania, and Posaf. They formerly had relations with Cycoldia, but they since broke down.
Geography and Climate
Caudonia is based mostly on flat land in rural and suburban areas of the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, and Slovakia.
Main article: Administrative divisions of Caudonia
For the purposes of local government, Caudonia is divided into regions, territories, districts, and municipalities.
|Name||Flag||Coat of arms||Area||Population||Population Density||Date Founded||Capital||Location||Notes|
|Canland||1.59 Hectare (3.92 acre)||23 May 2020||Administered from Salisbury||Canfield, Ohio||Created by the merger of Parnia and Ludusia.|
|2||2.1/km2||25 November 2019||Gibson||East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom||The region is mostly made of agricultural farming along with the remains of an old RAF station are also located on the land.|
|New Rutland||0.12 hectare
|3||5 July 2019||Salisbury||Youngstown, Ohio||Where the Prince's Palace and central government are located.|
|5||254.7/km2||25 April 2019||Brugge||Massillon, Ohio|
The government has looked to purchase more land in order to gain some sort of genuine international recognition from macronations. Islands in Scotland, the Falkland Islands, Canada, Australia, the United States and Wales have all been deemed as potential candidates for expansion.
|Name||Flag||Coat of arms||Area||Population||Population Density||Date Founded||Capital||Location||Notes|
|Legnava||11||25 July 2021||Legnava||Legnava, Slovakia||The territory consists of one parcel of land located in Legnava, Slovakia.|
|Törland-Björnö||Unknown||11||25 April 2020||West Björnö||Stockholm County, Sweden||The territory consists of three separate parcels of land located in Stockholm County, Sweden.|
Caudonia lies within a Humid Continental (Dfb) climate zone under the Köppen climate classification system. Because of this, the nation shares a climate with much of the Midwest and Southern Canada. These climate zones are characterized by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers with high humidity and cold to severely cold winters. Precipitation is usually well distributed through the year.
|Climate data for New Rutland|
|Record high °C (°F)||22
|Average high °C (°F)||0.3
|Average low °C (°F)||-7.2
|Record low °C (°F)||−30
|Average Precipitation mm (inches)||65
|Average Snowfall cm (inches)||42
|Source: Department of the Environment and Natural Resources|
The economy of Caudonia is currently undeveloped. A small agricultural sector exists, however it is not commercial.
Main article: Culture of Caudonia
The culture of Caudonia is heavily based on that of anglophone countries, mainly the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.
Caudonian cuisine has developed from various influences from around the world, most noteably the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Popular dishes in Caudonia include fish and chips, Sunday roast, Yorkshire pudding, poutine, butter tarts, hamburgers, and cornbread.
Also popular in Caudonia is the national drink, tea. Tea is a prominent feature of Caudonian culture and society much like in the United Kingdom. In Caudonia, like the United Kingdom, the drinking of tea is widely varied so it is quite hard to generalise. While the most common method of serving tea is with milk, it is not uncommon to drink it black or with lemon, with sugar being a popular addition to any of the above. Strong tea, served in a mug with milk and sugar, is a popular combination known as builder's tea. Tea is often accompanied with sandwiches, scones, cake and/or biscuits, with a popular British custom being dunking the biscuit into the tea.
|Date||English name||German name||Meaning||Type|
|1 January||New Year's Day||Neujahr||Celebrates the first day of every year in the Gregorian calendar.||Statutory|
|2 February||Groundhog Day||Tag des Murmeltiers||Celebrates the the groundhog emerging from its burrow to announce the early spring or continued winter.||Optional|
|Friday before Easter||Good Friday||Guter Freitag||Commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus.||Statutory|
|Easter||Easter||Ostern||Commemorates the ressurection of Jesus.||Statutory|
|Monday after Easter||Easter Monday||Ostermontag||Commemorates the second day of Eastertide.||Statutory|
|3 April||Prince William Day||Prinz-William-Tag||Commemorates the birth of Prince William I.||Statutory|
|1 May||May Day||Maifeiertag||Commemorates the Haymarket affair.||Statutory|
|5 July||Caudonia Day||Kaudonia Tag||Celebrates the establishment of Caudonia.||Statutory|
|First Monday in September||Labour Day||Tag der Arbeit||Celebrates economic and social achievements of workers.||Statutory|
|11 November||Remembrance Day||Heldengedenktag||Commemorates war dead and the armistice ending World War I in 1918.||Statutory|
|Last Thursday in November||Thanksgiving||Erntedankfest||Marks the end of the harvest season.||Optional|
|2 December||Foundation Day||Gründungstag||Celebrates the establishment of Vryland, the predecessor of Caudonia.||Statutory|
|15 December||Nicholas Randouler Day||Nicholas Randouler-Tag||Celebrates the life and achievements of Nicholas Randouler.||Statutory|
|25 December||Christmas Day||Weihnachtstag||Celebrates the nativity of Jesus.||Statutory|
|26 December||Boxing Day||Zweiter Weihnachtstag||Commemorates the second day of Christmastide.||Statutory|