| Scandia Colles
Adminitrative area of Karno-Ruthenian Empire
Scandia Colles area in green.
|Official language(s)||Italian, Portuguese.|
|Established||August 6, 2014 (Foundation)|
August 8, 2014 (Recognition by UCETL)
|Area claimed||1,365 km (diameter)|
|Currency||Euro (€) (de jure)|
n/a (de facto)
Scandia Colles, officialy Duchy of Scandia Colles, was a Lomellinian colony and part of the Lomellinian Galactic Empire, located in planet Mars. It was discovered and named in 1985 after one of the albedo feature names. Its area occupies 1,365 km in diameter of the martian northern hemisphere, it was claimed by Lomellina in 6 August 2014 and offcially recognised as Lomellinian Territory after the Treaty of Planasia by Union for the Claims of Extra-Terrestrial Land in 8 August 2014.
According to Lomellinian belief, Scandia Colles was inhabited by an extraterrestrial civilization many millenia ago. This civilization is known by the Lomellinian as Tharsis Civilization or simply Tharsis, who made huge magestic pyramids wich are identified nowadays as prof of extraterrestrial life. After their "supposed extinction", Scandia Colles remained unclaimed by any terrestrial nation or micronation.
Unclaimed by any nation or organization, Lomellina claimed the 1,365 km area and annexed it to their territories in 6 August 2014. Signing the Treaty of Planasia in 8 August 2014, the Union for the Claims of Extra-Terrestrial Land recognized Scandia Colles as Lomellinian territory. Now ruled as the political institution of a Duchy, being the Duke, D. Guilherme da Lomellina e Berenguer and the Duchess, D. Tânya Correa D'Ornellas, they plan to create a human colony by 2022 as a contribution to Mars One Space Program in wich D. Tânya is linked. The Lomellinian claim exists no more.
With the control over the martian colonies, the princess then with the consent of the prince, formed the Lomellinian Galactic Empire a branch of the Principality of Lomellina wich administrated only the extraterrestrial territories since D. Tânya's ambitions were to colonize other planets as well. Followed by it's formation the princess appoints herself as Empress of LGE and puts her spouse as Regent since LGE is still a part of Lomellina's control. LGE is now defunct.
Government and politics
The Duchy of Scandia Colles was ruled by a Duke or a Duchess that were obligated to follow the laws and the traditions of the Grand-Duchy of Mars which was controled over the Lomellinian Galactic Empire.