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British Empire Website]
The '''Anglestonian-Pecunian Commonwealth''' is a Micronation founded on the 12th of October 2016. The head of state (Empress and Queen) is Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The head of government is the Prime Minister, Lord Lyons.
===Before the creation of the British Empire===
The Anglestonian-Pecunian Commonwealth originated from an idea for a country to be called the 'Grand Duchy and Commonwealth of Anglestonia'. The idea slowly became more
influenced by British Patriotism. The 'Commonwealth' part of the name meant that the Queen of England was still head of state, and later, a Union Flag was added in the top left. The idea then was planned to be a British Overseas territory and eventually the idea became one for a British Empire.
On the 11th of April 2019, an amendment to the constitution of the British Empire was passed, renaming it the Anglestonian-Pecunian Commonwealth
The Anglestonian-Pecunian Commonwealth has fishing rights in the Kingdom of Ourania.
The Anglestonian-Pecunian Commonwealth has
two allies: Sholand and Jocistan. The alliance with Sholand is older, and the British Empire has had better historical diplomatic relations with Sholand, as there have been two crises with Jocistan.
The Commonwealth's main trading partner is Sholand. The
British Empire imports more than it exports.
The Anglestonian-Pecunian Commonwealth has unilateral ties to the United Kingdom. All British Citizens and Nationals have a right to citizenship in the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth
shares a currency and monarch with the UK, and the UK is obliged to support the UK in war by declaring war on the territory the UK is at war with. The
British Empire is de jure a territory of the UK (classed as a Dominion), but is independent in almost every way, comparable to Canada in the 1940s. The declaration of sovereignty states "The British Empire is the empire of the United Kingdom. However, the Empire is not run by the UK Government".
Subsequently, the Anglestonian-Peccunian Commonwealth is at war with ISIS.
The Anglestonian-Pecunian Commonwealth is made of 5 constituent territories (territories which are part of the country) and two dependencies (territories outside of the country but controlled by the
The 5 constituent territories are the Kingdom of Anglestonia, The Principality of Bindia, The Dominion of Great Pecuniam, Raftia, and the Scottish Colony.
The dependencies are the South Durham Islands off the Antarctic coast and the Mars Dependency on the summit of the Martian mountain of Olympus Mons.
All but one of the territories are located in the UK and receive temperate maritime weather. They are all landlocked but are relatively close to the sea and experience heavy rain
. The Southernmost constituent territories in the UK are the Dominion of Great Pecuniam and Bindia which are located in the North of England. Summers there are hot on some days but usually mild (50°F). Winters are mild (Around 40°F). The Scottish Colony and the part of Anglestonia in Northern Ireland are further north so have slightly colder weather. The Southernmost constituent territory overall is Raftia, located in Massachusetts, which experiences a Continental climate, with temperatures ranging from about 82°F in Summer to 16°F in Winter. This gives it both the Hottest summers and the coldest winters in the empire.
The Kingdom of [[Anglestonia]] is a monarchy and is the main governing territory. It is classed as a Commonwealth Country, which is the highest rank for any territory in the empire. It is the oldest territory in the empire, being founded on the 12th of October 2016 with the British Empire as the Grand Duchy of Anglestonia, as it was one of the two original territories, the other being a 0.5 ft² territory called the South Anglestonia Colony which the Grand Duchy of Anglestonia annexed on the 17th of December 2016. Anglestonia used to be a Dominion, as the declaration of independence states that it is a Dominion because in the early days of the empire, there were only Colonies and Dominions. It was formerly described in the Empire passports as a Constituent Country/Dominion. It officially was promoted from a Dominion to a Constituent on the 19th of December 2016. It has its own constituent monarch: the King of Anglestonia, who governs Anglestonia as a royal dictator, only having to follow the Anglestonian-Pecunian constitution.
In March 2018, it increased in size from 2ft² to 20ft² when it annexed the much larger colony of Vietgnome. The colony has become the county of Vietgnome, maintaining its old motto, coat of arms and flag, and is one of two Anglestonian counties, the other being Leighfrith in Northern Ireland.
However, on the 11th of April 2019, the British Empire became the Anglestonian-Pecunian Commonwealth, and the entirity of the Kingdom of Anglestonia rejoined as a Commonwealth Country.
Anglestonia is governed by the King of Anglestonia
=====Australian Revolt and New Queenslandic Independence=====
There was then an Australian Revolt, leading to a new region of Pecuniam called New Queensland. Shortly after, this region made itself highly autonomous and socialist and was subsequently made into a separate colony by Pecuniam, under Pecunian heavy administration, reducing Pecuniam's size by 25%, making it the smallest size in its history
. Around this time, Pecuniam annexed a living room, although this was not yet officially recognised by the British Empire due to its size being unknown.
=====Deposition of King Torin, Ensuing Crisis, and Resolution of Said Crisis=====
===Head of State===
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is the head of state of the Anglestonian-Pecunian Commonwealth. She has the title "Empress and Queen", formerly just Empress until the 2nd Constitutional Amendment. HM Elizabeth is also the religious head of the empire, as she is head of the Church of England, the
British Empire's official church.
===Level of Democracy===
British Empire has characteristics of a democracy and a dictatorship.
The head of government is an elected position, and legislation is voted on by an elected parliament. This means that the central government is mostly democratic. The empire was formerly a dictatorship, with the Imperial Governor having absolute control over the nation, even stylising himself as a dictator. The Imperial Governor still retains some power. This consists of having co-control over the website, the power to impeach politicians on charges of corruption, and his consent is required for constitutional amendments. The office of Imperial Governor constitutionally belongs to the Grand Duke of Anglestonia (who is also King of Anglestonia).
British Empire is made of three types of territories, all with varying levels of power and autonomy.These are Colonies, Dominions, and Constituent Countries. All territories must comply to British Imperial Law
They are completely governed by Dominions and Constituent Countries or by the Imperial Government itself. They do not even have their own governments, and are governed from the territory which controls them. The title of Governor exists but the governor is more of a symbolic ruler of the colony. The government of the governing territory may give the governor power but this power comes from the governing territory and the governor is governing as a member of the government of that governing territory.
A colony may have a distinct legal system, but this is written up by the governing territory.
Dominions are autonomous territories within the
Empire. They are permitted their own governments and can make their own legislation. They may also have their own monarchies and passports. Although they are self governing, a constituent country may be given light administrative powers over them. This allows the constituent country to veto legislation made by the Dominion they have power over. They cannot own colonies but may have heavy administrative powers over them. This is identical to owning the colonies, with only 3 differences. Firstly, a colony may be owned by a constituent country and administered by a Dominion, meaning the Constituent Country would also have power over the Colony. Secondly, Heavy Administrative Powers isn't ownership under Imperial law. Thirdly, the Imperial Government (or government of the Constituent Country if it owns the colony) can take the powers away from the Dominion.
Constituent Countries are the most powerful and autonomous territories. They share all of the rights of Dominions but can own colonies and have light administrative powers over Dominions (where they can veto legislation made by Dominions). They used to be the only territory allowed to have monarchies until the 2nd amendment was passed, extending that right to Dominions. Constituent Country is the newest classification of territory within the empire, becoming a separate entity from Dominion on the 19th of December 2016 (the empire's declaration of independence states only two types of territories: Dominions and Colonies)
British Empire's culture is almost identical to British Culture. The Empire aims to have intensely British culture, to a point where British culture in the empire is more prominent than in most of the UK itself. The British Empire's culture is noticeably old fashioned, with Imperial Units and pre-decimal coins being used. The British Empire is a monarchist society, with three constituent monarchies within it , two of which are aroyal dictatorships.
Currency of the British Empire is the Pound Sterling.Anglestonia and Great Pecuniam both have their own currencies, the Anglestonian Pound and the Pecuniam Florin respectively. Although the Pound Sterling is the De Jure official currency of the empire, the Anglestonian Pound is the De Facto official currency. The British Imperial Government cannot fine or tax in currencies that aren't produced in the empire, meaning that the pound sterling is not a currency used by the government.
British Empire has a very weak export economy. The only thing they have ever exported were small paper flags, equating to nine Anglestonian pounds.
English is the main language, as all citizens of the empire are English and thus speak English fluently
Welsh is an official language but nobody in the Empire is fluent in it. It is rarely used but has been used on
British Empire Web articles and in the Anglestonian motto "Anglestonia Y Gwan Ond Balch" (Anglestonia the weak but proud). The Languages act establishing it as an official language
has a Welsh translation on it.