Principality of Conotopy

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Principality of Conotopy (eng)
Князівство Конотоп (ukr)
Knäzïwstvo Konotop (ukr-lat)

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National Flag
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National Emblem

Motto
Orthodoxy, Unity, Force (eng)
Православ'я, Єдність, Сила (ukr)
Pravoslawja, Jednïsty, Sıla (ukr-lat)

Anthem
My Motherland (eng)
Моя Батьківщина (ukr)
Moja Batykïwßına (ukr-lat)

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Capital cityFlag of the city of Conotopy.png Conotopy
Largest cityFlag of the city of Conotopy.png Conotopy
Official language(s)Ukrainian
DemonymConotopish
GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
- Prince of ConotopyElias I (Ïllä Jandowsykıj)
LegislatureNational Council
Established25 June 2013
Area claimed3054 sq. km
Population6 official; ~185000 Ukrainian residents on this territory
CurrencyConotopish hryvnia (KNH)
Time zoneUTC+3:00
National animalWisent

The Principality of Conotopy (Ukrainian: Князівство Конотоп; Ukrainian Latin: Knäzïwstvo Konotop) was the first micronation of Ukraine. It was located in Conotopy and Krolevets raions of Sumy oblast of Ukraine.

The Principality was founded in March 2016 and the Constitution of the Principality of Conotopy was signed in the late 2016. According to an official statement made by the Prince in late 2019, the state was about to cease to exist starting from January 1, 2020.

Geography

Principality of Conotopy was situated in Sumy oblast of Ukraine, Conotopy and Krolevets raions. The river Seym, which was the biggest river of the state, flows through the territory of the Principality of Conotopy. The capital city Conotopy was situated on the man-made river Rhena. There were no mountains in Conotopy.

History and growth

Passport of the Principality of Conotopy (royal female version)

Konotopish European Republic was founded in 2013. It was an indeterminate political organization without a constitution. After that, state's leader Ïllä Jandowsykıj proclaimed himself president-chancellor.

During winter of 2014, Ïllä Jandowsykıj created the Coat of Arms, the National Flag and composed the National Anthem of the Konotopish European Republic. He also established National Council, the national parliament of the Konotopish European Republic.

In July 2014, the National Constitution was signed by the president-chancellor of the Konotopish European Republic, Ïllä Jandowsykıj.

In March 2016, the president-chancellor Ïllä Jandowsykıj turned the Konotopish European Republic into the Principality of Conotopy. A new constitution was signed in the end of the year.

In January 2020, the Principality of Conotopy ceased to exist as a result of principal proclamation made in late 2019.

Demography

The number of the official citizens of the Principality of Conotopy was 6 people, all of which were native Ukrainians. It consisted of five members of the royal family and one other citizen.

The population of the Principality of Conotopy consisted of Ukrainians, Russians, Jews, and Belarusians. The only national language of the Principality of Conotopy was Ukrainian. Nowadays the population of the region is approximately 185 000 people.

Politics

Standard of the Prince of Conotopy

The Principality of Conotopy was a unitary state. Orthodox Church of Ukraine was recognised the official confession of the Principality. The National Council was the supreme legislative power. The Assembly of Ministers was the supreme executive power.

Although the Prince of Conotopy was a limited Monarch whose powers were granted under the Constitution of the Principality of Conotopy, he combined legislative, executive, and judicial functions. The Prince was also a prime minister, and presided over the Assembly of Ministers of the Principality of Conotopy. The Constitution of the Principality of Conotopy formed the basis of the country's legislation.

Political division

Map of the Principality of Conotopy in Ukrainian

Main parts of political division of the Principality of Conotopy were cantons. There were 5 cantons in the Principality of Conotopy:

  • New Flag of Conotopish Canton.png Canton of Conotopy, capital city Conotopy
  • New Flag of Yevdokiyiv Canton.png Canton of Eudokia, capital city Saint Eudokia
  • New Flag of Krolevets Canton.png Canton of Princeborough, capital city Princeborough
  • New Flag of Vereshiv Canton.png Canton of Bershea, capital city Bershea
  • New Flag of Sambir Canton.png Canton of Sambir, capital city Sambir

The other parts of political division in the Principality of Conotopy were cities and villages. There were five cities in the Principality of Conotopy (Conotopy, Saint Eudokia, Princeborough, Bershea and Sambir).

Military

The Army of the Principality of Conotopy (Ukrainian: Військо Князівства Конотоп; Ukrainian Latin: Vïjsyko Knäzïwstva Konotop) was the military of the Principality of Conotopy. It was the principal deterrent force against any aggression that could have been shown against the sovereign state of the Principality of Conotopy. All military and security forces, including the Army of the Principality of Conotopy, were under the command of the Prince of Conotopy.

The Army of the Principality of Conotopy was composed of:

  • Flag of Conotopish Air Force.png Air Force
  • Flag of Conotopish Airborne Force.png Airborne Force
  • Flag of Conotopish Border Force.png Border Force
  • Flag of Conotopish Ground Force.png Ground Force
  • Flag of Conotopish Missile and Artillery Force.png Missile and Artillery Force

National symbols

There were three official symbols of the Principality of Conotopy: Natonal Flag, National Coat of Arms and National Anthem.

The National Flag of the Principality of Conotopy represented sixteen rays of blue and yellow colours by rotation.

The National Coat of Arms of the Principality of Conotopy was the other official symbol, featuring a red cross with a trident inside. Each foot of the cross had an exact white cross inside, and four exact black crosses were between the feet of the main cross. The composition was encircled by a red wreath. A Greek Orthodox cross was located between the wreath, featuring two „K“ letters on the sides.

„My Motherland“ was the National Anthem of the Principality of Conotopy.