Reino de Atlia

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Kingdom of Atlia
Flag of Kingdom of Atlia.svgESCUDO OFICIAL DEL REINO DE ATLIA.png

Motto
Dei Fidelis Semper
(English: Always Faithful to God)
Anthem
"Himno del Reino de Atlia"
Capital cityAtlium
Largest cityAtlium
Official language(s)Spanish, English is considered a second language
Official religion(s)Catholic (Because the Royal Family practices it, but the Kingdom has laws of freedom of faith)
Short nameAtlia
DemonymAtlian
GovernmentAbsolute Monarchy
- KingGerónimo II
- Prince RegentLuis Marcel of Atlia
- Prime MinisterXimena Guzman Infante
Established25 July, 2017
Time zoneGMT-6 (GMT - 5 on summer)
National animalYellow Bellied Slider Turtle

Oficial Web Page of the Kingdom of Atlia

The Kingdom of Atlia (in its original Spanish Reino de Atlia) is a small micronation located in the State of Tamaulipas, México. Founded by H.R.H Prince Regent Luis Marcel of Atlia on 27 July, 2017. Originally founded as a Constitutional Monarchy, is now almost fully administrated by the Prince Regent with some advice given by the Council of Ministers, getting its new classification as an Absolute Monarchy.

The Atlian Government declared a Precaution State and published on 16 March 2020 a document on the Kingdom’s measures to battle the global epidemic of Covid-19. Among this include washing hands in the right way, meetings and reunions strictly prohibited, and following the WHO and Mexico’s measures to the epidemic.

An agenda was drafted before the declaration of the Precaution State, with the plans for activities the Kingdom would have done in 2020. Despite the first of these events starting in the summer, some government ministers doubt that would be the case.

History

Background

Originally planned to be called "Reino de Regenerias" ("Kingdom of Regenerias" in English), the Kingdom of Atlia was founded on 25 July 2017 by HRH Prince Luis Marcel of Atlia and HRH Prince Héctor André of Atlia, establishing their father, HM King Geronimo II, as the Head of State. The reasons for the foundation of the Kingdom were not clear in the beginning; flags were designed and a constitution was drafted. It originally was composed by the capital and royal residence (both unnamed at the time), two colonies (Ramos and Nueva Naranja), a Duchy (San Marcos), a protectorate (Bugambilias), and the Administrative Territory of Atlia. At this point in time, the Kingdom had no more citizens than the Royal Family itself.

First flag used by the Kingdom of Atlia.

The First Year

The first year of the Kingdom's existence wasn't uneventful. Their Royal Highness-es (mainly HRH Prince Luis Marcel of Atlia) focused on the design of the flags of the territories and in the constitution's draft. Only by the end of 2017, the Kingdom established foreign affairs with the Republic of Molossia[citation needed]. Like 2017, the first half of 2018 was also uneventful.

Late 2018

The Kingdom gained its first citizen, the official Twitter account of the Kingdom was created, and the inexperienced Kingdom joined the United Micronations (now the Association of United Micronations). As months passed, Atlia established contact with more micronations around the globe, became an active member inside the UM and got more citizens. Major changes were made for its first anniversary, starting with the change of flag, which was resized and included the Coat of Arms. Furthermore, the classification for the land under the jurisdiction of the Kingdom was updated and the capital was named Atlium.

The first elections for ministers were held on 23 October. The newly formed Parliament decided the optimal way procedure to elect the Prime Minister, and two days later, on 25 October, José Carlos Ávalos Ruiz was elected as Prime Minister of the Kingdom.

On 2 November, citizens, members of the parliament, and HRH Luis Marcel of Atlia, celebrated the traditional "Día de Muertos" (or "Day of the Dead" in English) and on 15 November, the Kingdom adopted officially two new celebrations from the UM.

2019

On 19 January, the Empire of Guanduania officially recognized Atlia, and on 21 February, HRH Luis Marcel of Atlia appeared in a stream on the Virgan Radio Service [1] and by 02 March, the Kingdom's Official Twitter Account reached its first 100 followers [2].

On 01 May, the Kingdom recognized more micronations from the Micronational Community, as it broke all relation with the micronational entity knew as Krainego. By late may, arguments started within members of the AUM, leading to its official dissolution. With the dissolution of the AUM, Atlia became an important part of the newly integrated Conference of Intermicronational Leaders, guided by Mr. Matthew Lebo.

Atlian Audiovisual Broadcasting Channel, or CTAVA by its acronym in Spanish

On 27 June, the Kingdom of Atlia joined the International Assembly of Micronations (IAMN) as an observer, only to be elevated to a full member on 11 July. By 25 July the Kingdom of Atlia celebrated its second anniversary. On 05 September it cut all relation with the Republic of Wikonga, and by 12 September, it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Empire of Byzantinum Novum.

On 22 October, the Twitter Account of the Kingdom reached 200 followers, as by 04 December it announced the creation of the CTAVA, Atlia's first YouTube channel.

On Christmas Day, he gave a speech to its people, [3] and at the next day, H.R.H Prince Luis Marcel declared the end of activities of the then Parliament and called upon elections, also giving himself the title of Prince Regent. He later Broadcasted on 31 December, 2019 the Kingdom’s first New Year’s Broadcast.[4]

Early 2020

On 04 February, the Prince Regent changed the laws of Foreign Relations of the Kingdom, giving space for more treaties to be made, as well as opening more ways to approach micronations diplomatically. Three days later he edited the whole constitution, marking the end of the Constitutional Monarchy in the Kingdom of Atlia, and the start to a more absolute one, also he appointed several citizens and former ministers as the new ministers of the ministries, giving the role of Prime Minister of the Kingdom to Ximena Guzman Infante. On 19 February, the United Sovereignties officially disbanded by general consent of the Administrators, being the Prince Regent one of them. On 23 February, the Kingdom of Atlia was accepted as a full member in the Commonwealth of Sovereignties.

At the start of March, the Kingdom created a new county: Butterscotch, voluntarily handed to the Kingdom by the citizen Diana Sanchez, now Minister of Culture. On 16 March, the Government declared a Precaution State within all the Kingdom, due to the rise of cases in the Mexican Republic. And three days later, the Prince Regent, under the recommendation of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Culture, prohibited any sort of reunion and social gathering all over the Kingdom. On the 29 March, the Kingdom of Atlia left the Commonwealth of Sovereignties, due to internal foreign affair changes, also announcing the reduction on diplomatic affairs it will get involved for the time being.

Government

Originally, the Kingdom of Atlia was founded as a Constitutional Monarchy, with division of powers and nine ministries:

  • Ministry of Culture
  • Ministry of Defense
  • Ministry of Economy
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Government
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Resources and Ecology
  • Ministry of Telecommunications

The Ministers of each ministry composed the Atlian Parliament, being the Prime Minister among them as head of the Ministry of Government. Due to widespread political apathy by the people of Atlia and the Atlian Parliament itself; the Prince Luis Marcel abolished the Parliament and established himself as Prince Regent, announcing a new election for a reformed government structure. Seeing the political apathy to continue, the Prince Regent decided to reform the Constitution of the Kingdom, abolishing the right to vote and be voted and turning the Kingdom into a more absolute one. Soon after this, he appointed various citizens and former ministers as the new ministers of the Ministries, now being five of them:

  • Ministry of Culture
  • Ministry of Ecology
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Telecommunications

Head of State

The King is the Head of State of the Kingdom of Atlia. In case of absence or imposition, a Prince Regent is named to rule with all rights and privileges of the Head of State, except for the title and position of King as long as he is.

The Current Head of State is His Royal Highness the Prince Regent Luis Marcel of Atlia.

Executive Office

The Executive Office is the second most important political institution in the Atlian Government. Integrated by the Head of State, the Head of Government (the Prime Minister) and Council of Ministers. They act in decisions that concern all the people of Atlia, as the Head of State sees fit, mainly in an advisory position. The current Prime Minister is Ximena Guzmán Infante.

First page of the Executive Office declaration of the Precaution State


Council of Ministers

The Council of Ministers is integrated by all the Heads of the Ministries of the Kingdom. The current members of the Council are:

  • Minister of Culture Diana Sánchez
  • Minister of Health Monica Arvizu
  • Minister of Telecommunications Dafne Santamaría

The positions of ministers of Ecology and Foreign affairs are currently vacant, being the Prince Regent the deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Ministries

Each Ministry of the Kingdom is focused on certain tasks of government organization.

The Ministry of Culture is in charge of thinking in activities that have a cultural background or are cultural in themselves. Main managers of the gatherings of citizens for celebrations such as the Day of the Dead with the Atlian Commission of Gatherings and Parties.

The Ministry of Ecology is in charge of thinking in activities that will involve the people of Atlia to help the preservation of the environment.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is one of the most important ministries of the Kingdom. It establishes contact with other micronations and is the face of the Kingdom for the Micronational Community. Together with the Ministry of Culture, it manages the Cultural Interchanges with other micronations, being the one with the Directive of Misberia the latest one planned.

The Ministry of Health's main function is to advise the citizens of Atlia ways of keeping them healthy. Currently it gained extreme importance due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic happening around the globe.

The Ministry of Telecommunications

Atlian Commission of Videogames and Streaming

Administrated by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Telecommunications. Videogames and Streaming

Atlian Commission of Gatherings and Parties

Part of the Ministry of Culture. Reunions and parties

Foreign Policy

The Kingdom of Atlia has had a reserved foreign policy. On November 29, 2017 the Kingdom made its official first contact with another micronation, which was the Republic of Molossia. Due to their Foreign Policy, they can’t recognize the Kingdom, even if it does. A similar situation happens with other micronations the Kingdom of Atlia recognizes, but its only unilateral, such as Sealand, Westartica, the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis, among others.

For most of its existence, the Atlian Foreign Affairs Ministry published a list of nations the Kingdom recognized and “had a friendship bond”, that unofficially ending with the Prince Regent’s reforms of February 2020. Currently the Kingdom is experiencing a change in its foreign approach, limiting the number of diplomatic approached the Kingdom accepts for an unknown amount of time.

Association of United Micronations

The Kingdom of Atlia joined the United Micronations (UM), now the late Association of United Micronation (AUM), on August 12, 2018, where the Kingdom established some informal relations with the other members of the organization. While there, the Kingdom was an active participant within the General Assembly, and became part of the AUM Awards Committee. By May 2019, an argument has been going on for a while between members of the organization and its founder. On Midnight UTC, 7th June 2019, the blank slate resolution took place and the AUM was reduced to only its its founder in control of it, having all other members abandoning the Association.

USov

The Kingdom of Atlia joined the United Sovereingties on 04 April 2019 as an observer, and by 25 July it became a full member within it. During its existence, the USov tried several times to reactivate its members activity and interest in the organization. With attacks from an anti-USov “movements”, leaded by accounts such as the fake “Kingdom of Liliput” and the “Anti-Micro Bullying”. That and the targeting of several member of it lead to its decline, only to officially dissolve on 19 February, 2020.

The Kingdom of Atlia still has good relationships with its former members, such as Directive of Misberia, Republic of Obscurium, Republic of Gaia, Empire of Zuhan, among others.

It was once again founded by its original founder soon after its original dissolution; the Kingdom hasn’t in its near plans to join said organization.

International Assembly of Micronations

Being invited by the Principality of Rushwell into this organization, the Kingdom entered it as an observer on 27 June 2019; soon the Kingdom got a positive influence within the organization and was promoted into a full membership on 11 July of the same year. Currently, the Kingdom along with Rushwell have been preparing the IAMN for a great future.


Culture

The culture of the Kingdom of Atlia is essentially "Tamaulipeca" (from the State of Tamaulipas), with a deep influence from the center of Mexico. The people of Atlia agree with the claim of Tamaulipas' capital city, Cd. Victoria, that the dish commonly known as "Flour Tacos" should be known as "Flautas". The citizens of Atlia are supportive and friendly, most from Catholic backgrounds and families, with deep desire to gather in reunions and parties. This being a very important thing for them, two of the biggest event of the year for the whole Kingdom is the Day of the Dead and the Atlian Posada party.

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)

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Atlian Posada

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Current and Future Projects

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External links

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