High Empire of Pacem

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High Empire of Pacem
Eilfed Ymerodraeth o Pacem (CY)
Dara Imperiacht na Pacem (GA)
Hæð Keisaradæmi af Pacem (IS)

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'Motto
Tá ainm mór do na haoiseanna
Irish Gaelic: A great name for the ages

Anthem
Serene Skies

Maryland, United States of America
Capital city
Town of Con
Largest city
Population & Area: Town of Carnegi

Official language(s) English
Welsh
Irish Gaelic
Icelandic
National language(s) Language of the Isles
Demonym Pacemian
Official religion(s) Secular

Government Federal constitutional monarchy
- Monarch Nicholas I

Formation 6 June 2015
- Republic of Abies 6 June 2015
- Empire of Pacem 29 January 2016
- Kingdom of Pacem 21 June 2017
- Second Empire of Pacem 15 January 2018

Population 5 (June 2018)
Area 1.36km2
Currency Imperil
Time zone UTC
UTC-5 in Kaos
UTC+5:30 in Indo

This nation is a member state of the Union Against Micronational War and the Konmalehth

Pacem (English: pasɛm), officially the High Empire of Pacem (Irish Gaelic: Dara Imperiacht na Pacem, Icelandic: Annar Keisaradæmi af Pacem, Welsh: Eilfed Ymerodraeth o Pacem), commonly referred to as the Celtic Empire, is an empire founded on 15 January 2018 and is lead by its founder and current leader Emperor Nick Kaos l as a part of the Pacemian Reign. It has a relatively small claim of 1.36 km^2 of which is under sovereign control of the state, located in the American state of Maryland, along with scientific territories in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean. The empire is a sovereign, self-governing territory called a micronation by most outside observers, and is seen as an autonomous region of the United States of America.

Formerly, the empire was under the jurisdiction of the Federal Empire of Aarbaro, and was one of the founding members of the federation on 20 June 2017 alongside the State of Wind River. However, Pacem is now a sovereign state, gaining independence once again on 21 November 2017 as the Kingdom of Pacem before the transfer to the Second Empire of Pacem. The empire formerly hosted the Aarbarian National Science Association. This organization played in part to the technological and scientific importance to the empire, with culture and government being centered around scientific fact, along with ancient Norse and Celtic traditions and beliefs having a large part. The empire now hosts the Terran Administration of the Sciences as the predecessor to the ANSA.

The empire consists of one canton and one dependency, which are divided into five towns, and an administrative territory shared as a condominium with the Abeldane Empire. Each canton is led by a chieftain, who also acts as the leader of the territories respective clan or house that legally commands the territory. Clan representatives are required to meet together in the state legislative called the Highland Circle, of which acts as a way for the different cantons to have a voice as the Monarch leads the state. The government is mainly based upon that of the Kalmar Union, United States of America, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It also has socioeconomic ties to that of old English, Irish, and Norse markets and villages, and practices a sort of colonialism for exploration rather than pure conquest. The Monarch has complete control of the state, as well as having the ability to cut down or grow their power among different peoples. The High Empire of Pacem is seen as the direct continuation of the Empire of Pacem after its end in the summer of 2017. The ultimate goal of the empire is to become a sovereign, functioning microstate.

Pacem scores a 3.4 out of 5 on David's Micronational Potential Index and a 4 out of 6 on Freayth's System of Classification.

Etymology

Pacem is derived from the noun form of the Latin word "peace" in Latin[1]. This was chosen because when the nation was in its early stages of formation, it was believed that Pacem would never have wars in its history. After the Republic of Abies, Pacem was called the Galactic Empire of Pacem due to being a simulationist, planet claiming nation, then called the Empire of Pacem due to a change in the political style of the nation. It was formerly called the Kingdom of Pacem as a show of the government system placed by the Federal Empire of Aarbaro, but now is called the High Empire to continue the legacy of the Empire of Pacem.

History

Early History

Pacem officially started on 6 June 2015 as the Republic of Abies, a simulationist dictatorship led by Nicholas Kaos. Formed out of boredom in his grandmother's basement, he was soon to claim the entire property and a local park across the street, starting the first incarnation of the Town of Con, at the time having no official name, but was generally called the "Old Territory." Claiming 7 citizens, he appointed his mother Heidi Tenebaum as the Vice President of the nation, and Meghan Tenebaum as the de jure Head of Government. However, this was more used to attempt to cover up the fact that Nicholas controlled absolutely everything in the country. Seeing that many respectable nations had many citizens, the pet fish Obie in the newly formed Administrative Territory of Carney and "appointed him" as the Minister of Animals and Environmental Protection, of which was solely controlled by the fish, but of course had no activity. Also as Carney was claimed, the stepmother and father of Nicholas became residential citizens and the current co-mascot of the nation Kona became the newest citizens. But soon, the simulationist state did not do so well, as it was seen as ridiculous, and a useless dictatorship. This caused the Abiean Civil War, of which Meghan & Heidi Tenebaum rebelled under the Kingdom of Shoplandia. After two physical battles, the federal government won, but spread out power a little more in the nation and ditched animal citizenship. This was the closest Abies came to secessionism, however, this was never truly achieved. As somtime in July, simulationism was starting to peak once again.
Flag originally used for Abies

During the month of July, Nicholas and Heidi agreed to declare war on the former inspiration of Abies: the Kingdom of Lovely. It was the president's naive opinion that Lovely's king, Danny I, had mistreated his citizens, as Nicholas believed he abandoned them without anything to support them. Contacting a proclaimed faction of Lovely, Abies was met with hostile threats about the idea about the nation, and Abies proceeded to commit cyber attacks on the faction. However, when Nicholas came to his senses, he discussed this issue with another Lovlian, and the issue of being abandoned was cleared up. However, the conflict was never ended with a treaty, and was seen to have finally ended when Abies turned to Pacem. After this, Abies didn't do much. At one point, the fake cult of Kaosism was formed, and led by a made up individual commonly know as X, who succeeded the fake territory of Mysteria to Abies. This soon fizzled out, however, but did have a structure of gods and spirits, such as worshiping he Creepypasta character known as "The Rake[2]" as a demonic spirit. After months of general inactivity, a nation declared a state of war on Abies, but after a while was not taken seriously, and soon the very brief conflict became known as the Troll War. It was only one email sent by the president to act as an offensive move, but was not responded to.

But from the December of 2015 to 26 January 2016, Abies was without a centralized government. There are two local theories why this happened, and both involve a shooting at the president with a BB gun. The president and vice president claim it was an act of terrorism by the lower class to revolt against the pseudo-dictatorship still in place. However, the lower class claims that they shot at him in order to simply get him on his feet. To this day, the reasoning is still disputed, but not many care any more after nearly two years. After this uprising, the government saw a radical change to an absolute monarchy, with Nicholas now acting as the emperor. Previously, Abies had dozens of alliances with many nations, but only relations with the Aerican Empire and the Kingdom of Bedroomia. This new empire was still simulationist, and had a very immature looking flag with several copyrighted symbols on it. Nicholas started drafting a constitution, seeing that many nations were democratic and some opposed to absolute monarchies. Soon, a Dale Eddiker became a citizen, and designed the infamous "Imperial Star Banner." Also around this time did Pacem make a very important alliance with the Duchy of Hodiny, of which had very similar ideologies to Pacem later on.

On 25 April 2016, Pacem started to become much more serious. The adoption of the "Imperial Star Banner" led to much more respect from community members, as the flag looked much more professional rather than a childish piece of art. Soon after this happened, the title of "Galactic Empire" was changed to "Empire," which included dropping the planetary claims previously held. This was in part to Nicholas realizing these were useless claims, and seeing that space is equal ground for everyone. Finally, Kaosism was thrown away, and a beta constitution was written a long side the official Declaration of Independence. This marked the end of Pacem's Early History, also called the End of the Simulationist Era.

Beginning of Secessionism

The official end of the Simulationist Era occurred on 25th April 2016, when Nicholas Kaos officially dropped the title of Galactic Empire to Empire, signifying a wish for a more serious government, and nation as a whole. Animal citizenship had been completely dropped by now, along with the stories of occurrences in the siumlationist government Kaosism. However, unlike most serious nations, micronational war was not completely disregarded, as this secessionist mindset partly came from the Somali Haiti War. This was a somewhat physical and mostly digital conflict between the allied nations of the Greater Newmerican Socialist Republic (GNSR), Duchy of Hodiny, Confederation of Renfrew, and the Empire of Pacem against the Somali Haiti Republic and the United Soviet States of America. This was on the terms of Somali Haiti attacking the GNSR, and with recently signed treaties between Hodiny and Pacem, started minor physical conflicts and major digital conflicts. The Pacemian military group working on the conflict, the Pacemain CyberForce, claimed to have hacked several Somali Haitian computers, with the confirmation from both the GNSR and an ambassador from Somali Haiti. These sorts of conflicts lasted until 3 June 2016 when both Hodiny and Pacem agreed to step out of the war due to the controversy surrounding it, along with the nearing end of the conflict. This was a decision made by the Imperial Senate of Pacem by unanimous vote, and the order was carried out at 2200 UTC on 3 June 2016. Only 3 days later did the war officially end, however, skepticism rose. Many posters originating from GNSR sources were found to have been created with terrible photoshop, and some sources claiming most of these were stock photos. Nicholas Kaos officially announced a message of apology to the entire MicroWiki community on its childish behavior during this period.

During this time was also the 1st anniversary of Pacem, signifying a middle point in the region. This came with the joining of the Kermadec Union, of which was an organization that promoted secessionism in micronationalism, and worked as a political, economic, and cultural union. This also, however, received a great deal of criticism, due to true secessionism not being held high in the community at the time. However, it gave the start of the Aarbarian-Pacemian economy, with the predecessor of the Pacemian Imperil, the Kaos Imperial, had it's beginnings. However, due to the lack of use of a currency in Pacem, the currency flopped, and wasn't revisited until the days of Aarbaro. The end of this stage in Pacemian history tends to be seen when Nicholas started investing in his social life, eventually putting micronationalism in the back of his mind. However, in the January of 2017, Nicholas attempted at micronationalism by creating a new kingdom, nearly signing up under a new user on the MicroWiki Forums, however decided against it.

Aarbarian Era

On the 20 June 2017, Nicholas Kaos and Artemis Langford formed the Federal Empire of Aarbaro, and transferred the Empire of Pacem's power to Artemis under her rule as Empress[3]. Pacem became a federal kingdom under the Empire, and has the ability to have near full autonomy, but guidelines set by the Treaty of Dec, which was what formed the empire, restricted the activities of the Pacemian government. Diplomatic relations were originally not allowed, however, the Empress has allowed individual states to make separate trade and military agreements in order to allow more states right to please the people of the various states. However, the treaty enforced open borders between federal states, along with a shared currency. This caused no problems in Pacem, as open borders caused no problems due to distance-based restraints, and the currency formerly used in Aarbaro is Pacemian in origin.

Stephen Freayth, the former Prime Minister and now Imperial Advisor

During this time, Pacem started to structure a government unseen in previous incarnations. First came King Nicholas Kaos appointing Duke Stephen Freayth as the official Prime Minister, soon after he had become a citizen of the country. Nicholas appointed him on 13 July 2017[4], giving him partial power over the government and being the head of the Advisory Council. During this time as an Aarbarian state, Pacem became much more influential in the micronational community. Pacem emerged as a leading secessionist state to get Pacem and Aarbaro to macronational standards, and became a major player in organizations such as the Konmalehth and several incarnations of the Kermadec Union.

Starting on 14 November 2017, Pacem started pushing for independence, after an agreement of the Advisory Council. On 16 November 2017, Nicholas Kaos officially signed the declaration of independence. On 21 November 2017, Artemis Langford, the empress of Aarbaro, officially made a decree allowing Pacemian independence. Nicholas Kaos remained King, as well as keeping Stephen Freayth as the Prime Minister. The kingdom remained in the Konmalehth, as well as keeping the Pacemian Imperil as its currency.

Revitalization of Imperialism

After the end of the Empire of Pacem on 20 June 2017, Pacem ceased all imperialistic motives and focused on sustaining the Federal Empire of Aarbaro. However, after independence was gained once again on 14 November 2017, plans were made for a possible reconstruction of the Imperial throne, however remaining a kingdom. From 10 January to 14 January of 2018, the King Nicholas Kaos contemplated beginning a absolute monarchy in order to deal with inactivity to progress the process of the nation. On 15 January 2018, this was officially done so in a declaration by the King to the Pacemian Hangout Discord server[5] where the Emperor stated the creation of central authority upon himself for the entire nation, and pushing for a more Norse and Celtic based nation.

Through this period, Emperor Kaos began to work once again with Suzuki Leōcor on the re-formation of the Kermadec Union. On the 10 May 2018, the two began working on trade with the New Providence, talking about trade with the use of the previously theorized "Kollar" in order to appeal to the community in the case of the secessionist organization. On the 11 May 2018, Kaos started working on increasing the technological advancement of the country, first telling the community about this plan on 28 April 2018.

On 13 May 2018, the Second Pacemian Constitution was passed by Emperor Kaos in order to create a basis laws to be passed in the empire.[6]

Government and politics

Pacem is an federal, hereditary constitutional monarchy led by the Monarch of Pacem, who also serves as the Chieftain of the Canton of Kaos and is labeled as the primus inter pares, or first among equals. The laws and rights of the people are based upon acts written by the KeisaraÞing and by the Monarch. These laws are written in terms with the Pacemian Constitution of 2018. While the government is officially an absolute monarchy, the Monarch may divide their powers among the people in a government formally named the Imperial Government and controls all matters of the national government and that of incorporated states and territories.

Emperor Kaos I, the current Monarch

Government

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Working as the Head of State and Head of Government, the Monarch carries the right to all executive, legislative, and judicial power within the empire, however other parts of the government also hold these rights. The Monarch has the right to create or dismiss any imperial governmental bodies that work under their reign. These governmental bodies may take on the power granted to them by the Monarch, and may dismissed as easily. The Monarch may also employ the Imperial Adviser to perform duties such as handling diplomatic relations, taking legislative power, and declaring war upon other political entities. The Monarch, unlike in many modern monarchies, is not subject to the law of the land on an individual level, and therefore may not be prosecuted in a court of law for any unlawful actions. The Monarch may be sued by a private citizen or company, but may not be fined more than 10,000 Imperils. On a national level, the Monarch is required to follow all laws set by the Constitution when making laws, passing legislation, or making executive decrees. Royals with the titles pertaining to Duke, Count, Baron, Knight, and Gentleman are completely set to the laws of the land on both a political and individual basis. The Monarch is bestowed the title Pacem's Emperor, which makes it so the Monarch must work with the government and the people and not be above them in character.

Alongside the Monarch is the Imperial Government, which is divided among workers directly under the administration of the Monarch, the Keisaradómstóllinn, and the Keisaraþing. Workers in the Imperial Government work with the Monarch in order to assist them in their work. The Imperial Advisor is the most reverred of the workers, and helps the Monarch with all of their work. The Keisaradómstóllinn is the judicial government body, and works on all federal and civil cases. The Keisaradómstóllinn is led by a judge called the Keisaradómari, whom works on all domestic cases. When foreign peoples, organizations, or governments are sued through the Keisaradómstóllinn, a judge called an Erlendumdómari is brought in to deal with these cases. There is a court representative for every major town, mainly being the Town of Carnegi. The court is headquartered in Con. The legislative body of the empire is the Keisaraþing. The Keisaraþing is led by an elected representative called a Þingleiðtogi. Members of the body are known as Members of the Keisaraþing. Territories, dependencies, principalities, and the Crown Lands are all entitled to elect representatives to the Kerisaraþing. The body is headquartered in Con.

Foreign Relations

Pacem maintains and establishes diplomatic relations through the Monarch or Imperial Advisor. The empire maintains relations with few states, but mainly interacts with the Abeldane Empire and Commonwealth and the Kingdom of Jupiter and Greater Territories. The empire participates in organizations such as the Konmalehth, working with other nations to better the whole, and the Union Against Micronational War to spread peace in a active community during violent periods of history. The empire has only two official allies through treaties, being the Aarianian Union of North America and Sunþrawegaz Kuningadōmas.

Geography

Pacem is divided into a territory and the Crown Lands. Both divisions have been under the control of the throne since the Empire of Pacem. By the Constitution of 2018, the empire is divided into the Crown Lands, territories, dependencies, and principalities. Only the Crown Lands are not permitted autonomy from the Imperial Government. Territories and dependencies are designated as having limited autonomy, where they are able to form their own legislature, court system, and Head of State. Principalities are highly autonomous, in having fully functioning governments, and able to perform in Imperial Government-guided foreign relations.

Pacem is divided between two biomes, being located in both tropical ocean and deciduous forest environments.[7]. The average temperature in the Crown Lands reaches 14.69 centigrade[8], with no reliable sources of temperature in the Territory of Indo.

Divisions

Flag Arms State Code Capital Pop. Area
(km2)
Head of state Etymology Notes
Territoryofindoflag.png Nocoa.png Territory of
Indo
IDO Indo 2 1.355 Duke Stephen Freayth Taken from the name Indian Ocean, taking the 'Ind' and the 'O' to make a pleasant sounding name.
Kaosianflag.png Nocoa.png Canton of
Kaos
KOS Con 3 0.005 Emperor Nicholas Kaos From the name of the founder of the Pacemian Reign, Nicholas Kaos. A part of the Crown Lands

Economy

The economy of Pacem is based upon a unique blend of a market and command economy, of which people are able to buy and pay for anything they wish, however, due to the size of the workforce, there is much government intervention on a corporate level. One company is called the Quo Times Broadcasting Coporation, which is a multimedia producing organization which specializes in the writing of books, the making of images and movies, and software coding. These products are mainly exported to the Kingdom of Coria, Kingdom of Jupiter, the Federal Empire of Aarbaro, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Another Pacemian company, Kaos Legion, aids the Imperial Government in technological development and is the leading provider in energy sources.

Culture

Pacemian culture mainly derives from European and American cultures. This is mainly from Pacem being located primarily on the North American continent, but accepting European influences, believing that the cultural standards are much better than found in America. Most dishes eaten by territorial citizens, located in the Canton of Kaos, eat a variety of Western foods coming from various cultural backgrounds, such as cheeseburgers, tacos, ziti, and most commonly, pizza. Some Arab cuisine is also eaten, due to the heritage of several citizens.

Dress is usually either formal or very casual, with jeans and t-shirts being exceptionally popular in many regions. Despite quite warm climates, many Pacemians dress in long clothing, even during the height of summer. Culture is generally based upon that of the Canton of Kaos, with an appreciation for science fiction, fantasy, and other "nerdy" subjects often idolized. The art culture in Pacem is dependent on small handfuls of the population, but Renaissance art and modern fanart are popular subjects. Memes and Microball comics are also mildly popular.

The logo of Dungeons and Dragons, the national game

National Symbols

All national symbols in Pacem are decided upon will of the Monarch based upon current interests of the people at the time. The national symbols may be changed several times a year, and countless times under each Monarch. New national symbols may be created at the will of the Monarch as well, as such with taking away a national symbol.

National Symbol Symbol
National Animal Gray wolf (Canis lupus lupus)
National Song/Anthem Serene Skies
National Video Game Skyrim
National Movie Earth to Echo
National Show Voltron - Legendary Defenders
National Book Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard - The Ship of the Dead
National Game Dungeons and Dragons

Music

Music among Pacem is highly varied, as many citizens come from different cultures. However, a majority of the population listens to some variant of rock, some popular examples of highly listened to bands are Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, and The Offspring. Rap is also popular, with artist such as Eminem, or certain rap songs from the musical Hamilton. In smaller quantities, classical music and reggae is listened to occasionally.

In the early history of Pacem, rock was much more influential. With several different individuals holding citizenship at the time, rock was much more integrated in the forms of Fall Out Boy and Led Zeppelin. Before Serene Skies, The Phoenix (pictured below) used to be the national anthem of Pacem for quite some time.

Art depicting one of Emperor Nicholas' favorite songs: The Phoenix by Fall Out Boy

Media

The official news source of Pacem is the Quo Times. Pacem also has been mentioned in the DNSR of the Communitarian Republic and the Ërsten Times of Hodiny.

Logo of the Times

The Quo Times has been around ever since 11 July 2016, first reporting upon whether the Shorewellese Empire would be discontinued at the time, and on the first Pacemian economic reforms.[9] Since then, the Quo Times has worked as the government's official go to for reports, and has been used by the Monarch to relay news to the greater micronational community.

Formerly, the empire was focused upon on the personal channel of the Emperor. Several of these videos reached hundreds of views, most notably that of announcing diplomatic relations, of which reached 316 views before being taken down. The idea of a Quo Times podcast has been brought up commonly, however, with the inactivity of the Quo Times as of 28 June 2018, this is seen as being highly unlikely to come by.

See Also

References

  1. "What is the Latin word for peace?". WordHippo. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  2. "The Rake". Creepypasta Wikia. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  3. "Quo Times Article on Aarbarian formation". Quo Times. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  4. "Quo Times Article on Freayth becoming PM of Pacem". Quo Times. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  5. Pacem Hangout National Announcement Channel Discord Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  6. Pacemian News Thread Micronations.wiki Forum Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  7. h2g2 Biomes of Earth
  8. Climate of Maryland
  9. First Quo Times Post First Quo Times Post Retrieved 14 October 2017.