Reino de Atlia
| Reino de Atlia |
Kingdom of Atlia
Deo Fidelis Semper
(English: Always Faithful to God)
"Himno del Reino de Atlia"
|Capital city||Atlium, Nova Atlium|
|Official religion(s)||Roman Catholic|
|- King||Gerónimo II|
|- Prince-Regent||Luis Marcel of Atlia|
|- Prime Minister||Ximena Guzman Infante|
|Established||25 July, 2017|
|Time zone||GMT-6 (GMT - 5 on summer)|
|National animal||Thrachemys Scripta Scripta|
|The Official Religion is Roman Catholic due to the Royal Family, as well as the majority of the population having said faith. It doesn't play any role in the government's actions, as well as its laws|
Oficial Web Page of the Kingdom of Atlia
The Kingdom of Atlia (in its original Spanish name 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 Kingdom of Atlia is a member of the Vespucci Zone, the CMLOE, the Union Against Micronational War; as it is signatory of the Wrythe, Edgbaston and Halcyon Conventions. Atlia is also a signatory of the Plușeni - Lubec Pact. It currently holds formal diplomatic relationships with 9 nations all across the world, being in informal diplomatic relationships with another several nations.
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.
Even with adverse conditions all through 2020, Atlia managed to keep developing, starting 2021 with a clear plan and defined goals.
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.
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 its first contact with another micronation, the Republic of Molossia. Like 2017, the first half of 2018 was also uneventful.
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.
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  and by 02 March, the Kingdom's Official Twitter Account reached its first 100 followers .
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.
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,  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.
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.
Activity halted to an almost full stop, with the sporadic signature of a treaty here and there; until 27 June, when the Prince-Regent appointed Ximena Díaz as Minister of Foreign Affairs. On 30 June, Atlia officialized its laws regarding LGBT+ rights, making them more detailed and clear.
On 02 July, Atlia created the Royal Atlian Language Institute (IRAI for its acronym in Spanish); as well as officializing its orders and awards; two weeks later, the Kingdom of Atlia officially signed the Wrythe and Edgbaston Conventions, and a day later, it was admitted in the Comunidad de Micronaciones de Lengua Oficial Española (Community of Micronations with Spanish as its Official Language. Atlia and Smyrna signed a Treaty of Mutual Recognition on 19 July. Atlia celebrated its 3rd anniversary on the 25 July.
Cultural Interchange Atlia-Misberia
Just after Atlia's anniversary, an unprecedented event happened, the Kingdom of Atlia held its first ever cultural interchange with the Grand Duchy of Misberia, this Cultural Interchange, (known as the Amigo-Frend Week Misberia-Atlia in Misberia) started with a speech by both Heads of State of each nation, with the flags and anthems playing after it. From factbook presentations of each nation, to a culinary activity and an online match of Civilization VI, the Interchange seemed to go on as expected. Then, on the 31 July, Misberia announced to the world the passing of Duchess Maria Birch, tragedy which was mourned across the micronational community; Atlia lowered its flag for 8 days, starting on the 01 August. The cultural interchange ended according to plan, but dedicated a minute of silence in honor of Duchess Maria and no anthem was played on the closing speeches.
On the 6 of August, the Kingdom of Atlia established relations with the Karno-Ruthenian Empire, and on the 12th, Atlia signed the CMLOE's Mutual Defense and Cooperation Treaty. At the end of August, the CMLOE held the "Atlian Micronational Week", publishing facts about the Kingdom. on 11 September, the Twitter account of Atlia reached its 300 followers; and 5 days later it decreed that 16 September shal be celebrated as Atlia's "Mexican Cultural Heritage Day".
The Kingdom joined the Vespucci Zone on 05 October, and by the end of the month, it signed a treaty of Mutual recognition with the Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall. On the 01 November, Atlia, alongside a couple more nations, signed the Halcyon Convention. The next day, on Day of the Dead, a digital shrine was made by Minister Dafne Santamaría of Telecommunications; the Royal Family held the traditional shrine as tradition says. 19 days later, Atlia started formal diplomatic relationship with the People's Republic of Adonia, the first ever communist nation Atlia ever held a diplomatic relationship of any kind. On 30 November, the Kingdom celebrated its Intermicronational Friendship Day, sending letters to all nations and entities Atlia held any sort of relationship.
On 18 December, the 2020 Census was published to the citizens, lasting for 4 days; and on the 27 December, the Prince-Regent broadcasted his Christmas Message. Due to unknown reasons, the Prince-Regent published a New Year's Eve text, rather than an audiovisual one.
Atlia started its year with the approval of both a 5 Year Plan 2021 - 2025 and a 2021 Annual Plan; as it signed a condominum treaty between the Antonian Empire and the Misberian Confederacy over the Ball's Pyramid Archipelago. Antonia dissolved on 03 February, having its land annexed by Misberia. A new condominium treaty was drafted to consider the changes (Treaty of the Southern Isle). Unbeknownst at the moment, Misberia would collapse merely 22 days later Antonia did. This event was heavily regreted by the Atlian Governemnt, which now claimed the entirity of the archipelago. On 07 March, Atlia merged the territory it already had, a past gift of Misberia (Territories of Ball's Pyramid), and the newly claimed Atlian Territories of the Southern Isles; the new territory, now a ceremonial claim, was named the Ceremonial Territory of Ball's Pyramid.
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.
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.
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.
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 first and latest accomplished.
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
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.
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.
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. With the exit of Mr. Tsai and Rushwell from the organization, attempts were made for the development of the project. By late 2020 its idleness turned fatal, and eventually the project faded into obscurity.
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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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