Revalian Kingdom

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Revalian Kingdom
Revalian flag.png
Flag
Greater Coat of Arms of the Revalian Kingdom.svg
Greater Coat of Arms

Motto
“Why not?”
Anthem
Oh Flower of Revalia
Estonia, Harju region
Capital cityTrumpetburgh
Largest cityTrumpetburgh
Official language(s)English
Estonian
Official religion(s)Lutheranism
Short nameRevalia
DemonymRevalian
GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
- KingSander II
- Prime MinisterPrince Paul
LegislatureRoyal Parliament
Established19 September 2020
Area claimed0,36 km²
Population32 (as of 2021)
CurrencyRevalian Livre
Time zoneGMT+2
National sportFootball (soccer)
National animalCat
Patron saintSt. Anthony

Revalia (/rɛvɑːliɑː/), officially the Revalian Kingdom, is a sovereign state located in the Harju region of Estonia. The territory of Revalia consists of one island and pieces of mainland enclaved by Estonia, covering a territory of 0,36 km². Capital and largest city of Revalia is Trumpetburgh, which has a population of 19. Revalia was declared independent 19 September 2020. Revalia is an executive constitutional monarchy, ruled by King Sander II as the head of state. The official languages spoken are Estonian and English. Revalia claims to be the successor of the Estonian ancient county, Revalia (or Rävalia) which in Estonian is Revala (or Rävala).

History

Early Era

Before the official independence, Sander Koff started Revalia as a successor to the Ancient County of Revalia, which existed 800 years ago. The Kingdom of Revalia claimed the whole Ancient County of Revalia, which is the modern-day Harju County in the Republic of Estonia. Sander Koff wasn't aware of micronationalism then, so Revalian Kingdom existed mostly on papers.

Independence

The Revalian Kingdom was established because of many purposes; Sander Koff had just found out about micronational community and an organisation called ÜSSA was looking for an activity. Then Sander Koff, who was himself a part of ÜSSA, offered the organisation to merge into the Revalian Kingdom. The ÜSSA Council accepted and the Revalian Kingdom was officially established on 19 September 2020 AD in Tallinn, Snelli Park, in which the manifest of the Revalian Kingdom was first declared. The kingdom declared itself independent from Estonia. The founding fathers of the kingdom were Paul Koff, Sander Koff, Johhannes Thor Urke, Endel Pällin, Karl Marius Lensment and Kaarel Luikmel, who were all ÜSSA Councilmembers. Today, ÜSSA serves as the Secret Services of the Revalian Kingdom.

Regency Era

After Revalia was declared independent, Sander Koff was elected the Prime Minister. He also served as the Head of State, in the title of regent. During Sander Koff's Regency, Revalia made big diplomatic developments; signed treaties with many prestigious nations. Proper government institutions were established. On the 14th of March, the Constitution is passed in the Parliament and goes into effect.

Sander II's Reign

On 27 April, Sander Koff declared himself the King Sander II of Revalia with the total support of Parliament, Cabinet and the Royal Privy Council.

Short Rebellion

On 27 April, when Sander Koff had just ascended the Throne, His Royal Highness, Prince Indrek, started a short rebellion, stating that Sander II's ascension was unlawful. Prince Indrek gathered a small unarmed force to take over the Royal Palace, but the Trumpetburgh garrison and the 1st Infantry Division, under the command of Colonel Minni Koff of Reemle, managed to defeat the prince's forces. Prince Indrek then apologised and Sander II accepted his apology. No court trial was ever held.

Politics

Political parties

Logo Party Ideology Leader Seats in Parliament
Monarchist Party "Literator" Nationalism, monarchism Paul Koff
6 / 9
Revalian Socialist Workers' Party Socialism Kaarel Luikmel
1 / 9
Fatherland People's Party Nationalism, conservatism Aaron Norman Pukk
0 / 9
Revalian National People's Party Nationalism, socialism Ewan Howe
1 / 9

Government

Main Article: Government of Revalia

His Majesty's Royal Revalian Government is formed by the strongest party (or coalition) in the Revalian Royal Parliament. The current government-coalition is between Revalian Monarchist Party "Literator" and Revalian Socialist Workers Party. There are various government ministries. The current Prime Minister is Prince Paul.

Military

Main Article: Armed Forces of the Revalian Kingdom

The Armed Forces of the Revalian Kingdom are the military services responsible for the defence of Revalia. The military comes under three divisions; Army, Navy and Air Force. The Armed Forces of the Revalian Kingdom are managed by the Ministry of Defence and General Staff. The strongest is the Revalian navy, consisting of 5 ships.

HMS Odyssey Anchored


Geography

Revalia is located in northern Estonia, Harju region. Revalia claims small amounts of land in various places, most of the claims are in the city of Tallinn and the Käsmu Peninsula. All of these claims make an overall 0,36 square kilometers.

Administrative Divisions

Revalian Administrative Divisions are parishes, territories and cities.

Flag Coat of arms / Seal Name Annexed Population Representative
Cities
Trumpetburgh 19 September 2020 19
Parishes
Flag-of-the-Parish-of-Tallinn.png Parish of Tallinn 19 September 2020 19 Elder Indrek I
Flag-of-the-Käsmu-Parish.png Käsmu Parish 19 September 2020 0 Elder Joonas I
Flag-of-the-Jõelähtme-Parish.png Jõelähtme Parish 19 September 2020 0 Elder Paul I
Flag-of-the-Kerita-Parish.png Kerita Parish 19 September 2020 0 Elder Eva I
Territories
Flag-of-the-Territory-of-Kuradisaar.png Territory of Kuradisaar 19 September 2020 0 Sander II
Principalities
Flag of steve™ Kingdom.png Principality of Harju-Viru 16 June 2021 2 Prince Hans I

Climate

Climate data for Trumpetburgh, Revalia (normals 1991–2020 and extremes 1805–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 9.2
(48.6)
10.2
(50.4)
15.9
(60.6)
27.2
(81)
31.4
(88.5)
32.6
(90.7)
34.3
(93.7)
34.2
(93.6)
28.0
(82.4)
21.8
(71.2)
13.7
(56.7)
11.6
(52.9)
34.3
(93.7)
Average high °C (°F) -0.7
(30.7)
-1.0
(30.2)
2.8
(37)
9.5
(49.1)
15.4
(59.7)
19.2
(66.6)
22.2
(72)
21.0
(69.8)
16.1
(61)
9.5
(49.1)
4.1
(39.4)
1.2
(34.2)
9.9
(49.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) -2.9
(26.8)
-3.6
(25.5)
-0.6
(30.9)
4.8
(40.6)
10.2
(50.4)
14.5
(58.1)
17.6
(63.7)
16.5
(61.7)
12.0
(53.6)
6.5
(43.7)
2.0
(35.6)
-0.9
(30.4)
6.4
(43.5)
Average low °C (°F) -5.5
(22.1)
-6.2
(20.8)
-3.7
(25.3)
0.7
(33.3)
5.2
(41.4)
9.8
(49.6)
13.1
(55.6)
12.3
(54.1)
8.4
(47.1)
3.7
(38.7)
-0.2
(31.6)
-3.1
(26.4)
2.9
(37.2)
Record low °C (°F) -31.4
(-24.5)
-28.7
(-19.7)
-24.5
(-12.1)
-12.0
(10.4)
-5.0
(23)
0.0
(32)
4.0
(39.2)
2.4
(36.3)
-4.1
(24.6)
-10.5
(13.1)
-18.8
(-1.8)
-24.3
(-11.7)
-31.4
(-24.5)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 56
(2.2)
40
(1.57)
37
(1.46)
35
(1.38)
37
(1.46)
68
(2.68)
82
(3.23)
85
(3.35)
58
(2.28)
78
(3.07)
66
(2.6)
59
(2.32)
700
(27.56)
Average relative humidity (%) 89 86 80 72 69 74 76 79 82 85 89 89 81
Average rainy days 10 8 9 12 11 13 13 14 17 18 16 12 153
Average snowy days 19 18 13 5 0.4 0 0 0 0 2 11 18 87
Sunshine hours 29.7 58.8 148.4 217.3 306.0 294.3 312.1 255.6 162.3 88.3 29.1 20.7 1,922.7
Source no. 1: w:Estonian Weather Service[1][2][3][4][5]
Source no. 2: Weather Atlas[6]


Economy

Currency

De Jure Currency in the Revalian Kingdom is Revalian Livre, although de facto, euro is used. 1 Revalian Livre is worth around 2 euros. Livres are usually coins, although 10 Livres is on paper.

Agriculture

Strongest part of the Revalian economy is Agriculture. There are 2 state-owned fields; both in the Duchy of Jõelähtme. One of them is the Royal Field, from which all income goes to the Royal Family, located in the County of Jõelähtme. The other is managed by the Ministry of Agriculture, located in the County of Kostivere.

Some of the Royal Family working on the Royal Field. (From left to right: His Royal Highness Prince Paul, the Duke of West; His Majesty King Sander I)

Culture

Revalian culture is strongly nordic, though it includes more southern traditions like Football.

Football Federation of the Revalian Kingdom

Football Federation of Revalian Kingdom was founded by Paul and Joonas Koff. The president of the federation is Joonas Koff. The federation organizes Revalian Football League, Revalian Virtual Football League and most important subject of FFRK is National Football Team of Revalian Kingdom. The captain of the team is Paul Koff.

Literature

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Revalia has a strong literature culture, as some of the Royal Family are writers themselves. The newest book Revalian Union of Writers (Under the leadership of His Royal Highness, Duke Indrek Koff) published was written by Her Royal Highness, Duchess Eva Koff and it was named "Bright Sleep" ("Kirgas Uni" in estonian).

Cuisine

Revalian Cuisine is very special; food from all around the world is commonly eaten, although there are some very traditional nordic recipes that the Revalian Royal Cooking Association manages, under the leadership of Her Royal Highness, Grand Duchess Mai Rõuk. One of them, the most famous one is the minced meat sauce, "Hakklihakaste" or "Hakklihasoust" in Estonian.

Minced Meat Sauce with Potatoes

Theater

Theater in Revalia is perhaps the most famous part of culture in Revalia. 3 of the Royal Family (HRH The Duke and Duchess of Tallinn, HRH The Earl of Käsmu) are professional actors, have acted in many pieces and movies. The Royal Revalian Theater Association under the leadership of Her Royal Highness, Duchess Maria Koff is in capable of managing the Royal Revalian Theater.

Church

Revalian Evangelistic Lutheran Church is led by the Archbishop of Trumpetburgh. The current Archbishop is Archbishop Clemens the Hospitaller.


Coat of Arms of the Archbishop



National holidays and events

Date Name of the event Description
1 January Uus Aasta (New Year) Celebrating the new year.
20 April Monarhia Päev (Monarchy Day) Celebrating the birthday of King Sander I.
23 June Võidupüha (Victory Day) Celebrated to commemorate the great win of Estonian forces in the Liberty War.
23 June Jaanilaupäev (St. John's Eve) Celebrating the eve of midsummer.
24 June Jaanipäev (St. John's Day) Celebrating midsummer.
29 August Hjalviki Sünnipäev (Hjalsk Independence Day) Celebrated to commemorate the independence of Revalia's good ally, Jarldom of Hjalvik.
19 September Iseseisvumise Aastapäev (Independence Day) Celebrated to commemorate the independence of Revalia.
31 October Hallowe'en (Hallowe'en) Celebrating the first day of Allhallowtide.
21 December Talvine Pööripäev (Midwinter) Celebrating Midwinter.
25 December Jõulud (Christmas) Commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, and giving gifts.
31 December Vana-aasta Õhtu (New Year's Eve) Last day of the year.

Folklore

Revalian folklore is widely known around the kingdom. The most notable piece of folklore is perhaps about the Lake Ülemiste's Old Man. The legend says that the "Old Man of Lake Ülemiste" (Estonian: Ülemiste vanake) lives in the lake. When anyone meets him, he always asks: "Is Tallinn ready yet?". If the other person answers "Yes, the city is ready.", then the old man will send the lake waters out to cover the city of Tallinn. In this way, if anyone meets this old man, they should answer: "No, the city is not ready. There is a lot of work to do still." In this way the city can be saved.

Awards and titles of Revalia

Nobility and royalty

The nobility and royalty of Revalia consists of 10 ranks:

  • King/Queen
  • Sovereign Prince/Princess
  • Grand Duke/Grand Duchess
  • Prince/Princess
  • Duke/Duchess
  • Marquis/Marchioness
  • Earl/Countess
  • Viscount/Viscountess
  • Baron/Baroness
  • Knight/Lady

Awards/Medals

Medal name Design For which is granted Current holders
Order of St. Anthony Available at the page of the Order Available at the page of the Order Available at the page of the Order
Medal of Honour N/A It is granted only to Foreign Officials Available at the page of the Order
Order of Freedom Available at the page of the Order. It is granted for diplomatic merit. Available at the Page of the Order

Honorary titles

The honorary titles of Revalia are those given out in honour of those who cannot serve Revalia physically, but are awarded the titles in symbolism.

Award/Title Recipient Awarded
Honorary Vice-Admiral Kevin Baugh 4 January 2021
Honorary Vice-Admiral Jarl Juvan I 4 January 2021
Honorary Colonel Jackson I 5 January 2021

Foreign relations

Main Article: Foreign Relations of Revalia

Revalia has signed treaties of mutual recognition with several nations.

References

  1. "Climate normals-Temperature". Estonian Weather Service. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  2. "Climate normals-Precipitation". Estonian Weather Service. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  3. "Climate normals-Humidity". Estonian Weather Service. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  4. "Climate normals-Sunshine". Estonian Weather Service. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  5. "Rekordid" (in Estonian). Estonian Weather Service. Retrieved 19 March 2021.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  6. d.o.o, Yu Media Group. "Tallinn, Estonia – Detailed climate information and monthly weather forecast". Weather Atlas. Retrieved 9 July 2019.