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Empire of Austenasia

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|legislature = [[Parliament of Austenasia]]
|established = 20 September [[2008]]
|area = ~2728,947102,791 sq ft|population = 119120
|population_notes = <br><small>(not including {{AHS}} foreign [[Honorary Subject of Austenasia|Honorary Subjects]])</small>
|currency = [[w:Pound sterling|Pound Sterling (£)]]
|time_zone = UTC<br><small>([[w:UTC+10|UTC+10]] in [[New South Scotland]],</small><br><small>([[w:UTC+08:00|UTC+8]] in [[Western Jarrahview]],</small><br><small>([[w:UTC+7|UTC+7]] in [[Dinkeaw]],</small><br><small>[[w:UTC+05:30|UTC+5:30]] in [[Imperia]],</small><br><small>[[w:UTC+03:00|UTC+3:00]] in [[Chalcedon]] and [[Trebizond]],</small><br><small>[[w:UTC+02:00|UTC+2:00]] in [[Chersoneses]] and [[Kaiomenia]],</small><br><small>[[w:UTC+01:00|UTC+1]] in [[Enfriqua]], [[Aurora]], [[Oberfalcer]], and [[Nikaia]],</small><br><small>[[w:UTC-3|UTC-3]] in [[Esmondia]],</small><br><small>[[w:UTC-4|UTC-4]] in [[Peach Ponds]],</small><br><small>[[w:UTC-5|UTC-5]] in [[Kingeston]] and [[Fraternitas]],</small><br><small>[[w:UTC−06:00|UTC-6]] in [[Taysha]], [[Dekker]], [[Blue Ridge]], [[Jackson]], [[Pontunia]], and [[New Flat Rock]]</small><br><small>[[w:UTC-8|UTC-8]] in [[Campo Del Sol]])</small>
|nat_animal = [[w:Bullmastiff|Bullmastiff]]
|pat_saint = [[w:John the Apostle|Saint John the Apostle]] <small>(national)</small><br>[[w:Michael (archangel)|Archangel Michael]] <small>(imperial)</small>
|web = [ Official website]<br>[ Official Facebook group]
}}'''Austenasia''', officially the ''' Empire of Austenasia''', is an autonomous territorial entity which claims to be a sovereign state<ref>[ "Frequently Asked Questions", Empire of Austenasia], Retrieved 15 October 2011</ref> but is more commonly referred to as a [[micronation]] by external observers.<ref>[ "List of micronations", Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia], Retrieved 15 October 2011</ref> Founded on the island of Great Britain, Austenasia declared independence from the United Kingdom in September 2008.<ref>[ "List of Micronations by Date Founded", MicroWikia], Retrieved 4 November 2011</ref> It is an enclave and exclave country, consisting of sixty one non-contiguous pieces of land: twelve in Great Britain, six in the rest of [[w:Europe|Europe]], thirty five in [[w:North America|North America]], four in [[w:Asia|Asia]], one two in [[w:South AmericaAustralia (continent)|South AmericaAustralia]], one in [[w:Africa|Africa]], and one in [[w:Australia (continent)South America|AustraliaSouth America]].
Austenasia is an officially Christian country which views itself as [[Imperium (political theory)|a successor]] to the Roman Empire. Much of its cultural trappings and many government positions reveal a [[w:Roman Empire|classical]] or [[w:Byzantine Empire|medieval]] Roman influence on the nation.
{{Main|Foreign relations of Austenasia}}
The Empire of Austenasia establishes and maintains diplomatic relations with other nations through the [[Foreign Office (Austenasia)|Foreign Office]], led by the [[Chief Ambassador (Austenasia)|Chief Ambassador]]. The Chief Ambassador has the power to grant informal "states of friendship" and tacit recognition, but official recognition of another nation can only be granted by an [[Acts of Parliament in Austenasia|Act of Parliament]] or Imperial Decree.
Austenasia has since late 2009 sought diplomatic relations mainly through the [[MicroWiki nations|MicroWiki Community]], but also holds close friendly relations with other nations such as [[Molossia]], [[Westarctica ]] and [[Ladonia]]. Austenasia is the foremost power of the [[Carshalton Nations]], with the [[Austenasian Monarchy|Austenasian Monarch]] overlord of the nations the thrones of which are not held in personal union with the Empiresaid "sector".
Austenasia has holds friendly relations with several small nations, including but by no means limited to particularly [[Wildflower Meadows]], [[New Virginia]], [[Orly]], the [[Holy Roman Empire]], [[Uberstadt]], [[Juclandia]], and the [[Reylan Imperial Triumvirate]] and [[New Virginia]].
The nation with which Austenasia is closest is [[Union of Draegan RepublicsNew Virginia]] was , a protectorate country which grew out of a group of Austenasia between November 2010 and May 2012, and [[MonoviaAustenasian Town|Austenasian Towns]] (then [[Adjikistan]]) and the [[Domanglian Federation]] both became Protectorates which amicably seceded from Austenasia in October 2011February 2020. In early April 2012 the Empire's protection of Domanglia ceased, but later that month [[New Balland]] was accepted as a new Protectorate, although this too left Austenasian protection the following month, leaving Monovia as Virginia is the only state under with which Austenasia protectionholds an official alliance. In October 2012, Monovia transitioned from Some countries are granted a protectorate to special position as a protected state of Austenasia, leaving the Empire obliged ; unlike an alliance, which entails mutual defence, Austenasia is bound to defend it from attack but a protected state upon request whereas no longer responsible for its military or foreign affairs, with [[Centuria III Monoviae]] being stationed near Monovia to protect it; it held this status until its loss of sovereignty obligations are required in December 2016return. Orly has also been a There are currently four protected state states of Austenasia: the Empire two kingdoms in [[Orly]] (since June 2013), and the [[Principality of Wildflower Meadows]] (since May 2016), and the [[Kingdom of Dominel]] (since November 2020).
[[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|Emperor Jonathan I]] (while still [[Prime Minister of Austenasia|Austenasian Prime Minister]]) has been on a [[State visits and diplomatic meetings involving Austenasia|state visit]] to [[Kingdom of Moylurg|Moylurg]], [[Dorzhabadic Republic|Dorzhabad]] and [[Landashir]], in August 2010, February 2011 and August 2012 respectively, and took part in the [[2011 Intermicronational Summit]] in August 2011. The then Crown Prince also attended the [[2012 Polination Conference|Polination Conference]] in July 2012, meeting with several foreign politicians and diplomats between 13-15 July. On the 15th, Austenasia was host to a state visit for the first time in history when [[Will Sörgel]], [[James von Puchow]] and [[James Stewart]] were all given a tour of [[Wrythe]] by the then Prime Minister. [[Sebastian Linden]] visited Wrythe in October the following year.
==Administrative divisions==
Austenasia is comprised of sixty one separate pieces of land. The four populated British territories - [[Wrythe]] (the Austenasian [[Capital city|capital]], comprised of two non-contiguous areas of land), [[Palasia]], [[Caldari]], and [[Amerdansk]] - all consist of residential properties. Palasia and Caldari are together known as Grantabridge.
The smallest piece of Austenasian land, [[Glencrannog]], is a mere one square foot of land, more than 370 miles away from Wrythe. The largest area in Austenasia is [[Chersoneses]], an enclave of [[w:Ukraine|Ukraine]]. Most administrative divisions consist of a single contiguous claim, but several have various exclaves; Wrythe, Nahona, and North Nahona are examples of Towns composed of two non-contiguous pieces of land, whereas [[Pontunia]] has fifteen.
Austenasia is divided into [[Austenasian City|Cities]] (Wrythe), [[Austenasian Town|Towns]] (Palasia, [[Chalcedon]], [[Nahona]], [[Kingeston]], [[North Nahona]], [[Procyon]], [[Blue Ridge]], and [[New Flat Rock]]), [[Austenasian March|Marches]] (Caldari and [[Campo de Jonatán]]), [[Austenasian Territory|Territories]] (Glencrannog, [[Corinium Terentium]], [[Glencoe]], [[Iostan na Beithe]], [[Aurora]], [[Hoagland]], [[Green Gate]], [[Campo Del Sol]], [[Oberfalcer]], Fraternitas, [[Peach Ponds]], [[Nikaia]], [[Florencium Carolina]], [[Jackson]], and [[Elliesium Colorandum]], and [[Western Jarrahview]]) and [[Austenasian Crown Dependency|Crown Dependencies]] (New South Scotland, [[Enfriqua]], [[Dekker]], [[Imperia]], [[Esmondia]], [[Kingdom of Rushymia|Rushymia]], Amerdansk, [[Trebizond]], [[Dinkeaw]], Chersoneses, [[Kaiomenia]], and Pontunia). Towns and Cities are inhabited areas fully incorporated into the Empire, and each elect a Representative to the [[House of Representatives (Austenasia)|House of Representatives]]. Marches are inhabited areas associated with a Town or City for electoral purposes but administered independently. Territories are also fully incorporated into the Empire, but are not inhabited and so are not represented in Parliament, with Austenasian law being enforced by a Governor if possible. Crown Dependencies are autonomous areas, with Austenasian law not automatically applying to them unless specified in the legislation; however, they fall under Austenasian sovereignty and are administered directly by the Throne (with representatives of the Emperor known as Governing Commissioners usually being appointed).
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| colspan = 2|'''Governor'''<br>Lord Michael Simpson, Count of Occibrazos
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| colspan = 2|'''Governor'''<br>Lord Michael Simpson, Count of Occibrazos
On a daily basis, most executive power is exercised by the [[Austenasian Monarchy|Monarch]] and [[Cabinet of Austenasia]], with the [[Prime Minister of Austenasia|Prime Minister]] helping to co-ordinate the activities of Cabinet in accordance with policies decided by himself and the Monarch. Legislative power is vested in [[Parliament of Austenasia|Parliament]], which is comprised of the Monarch, Prime Minister, and [[House of Representatives (Austenasia)|House of Representatives]]. The judiciary is comprised of Town Courts, High Courts, and an Imperial Court, to try differing degrees of crimes, with the [[Austenasian Consul|Consuls]] issuing sentences for those found guilty.
The part of Austenasia under the control of the central government is split into administrative districts of one City and eight Towns, each run by a Council of 3-20 people, and fifteen sixteen Territories, uninhabited areas of land in which law is when possible enforced by a Governor. In practice, Town and City Councils generally tend to desist from formally making any but basic and emergency bye-laws, with local government tending to function more on a communal consensus basis. All Representatives make up the House of Representatives, out of which is elected by universal suffrage the [[Prime Minister of Austenasia|Prime Minister]] no less often than every four years. The Prime Minister and House of Representatives propose, debate and reword laws to be passed. They are then given Imperial Consent by the Monarch, entering them into law.
The Empire of Austenasia also contains twelve Crown Dependencies, which fall under the direct and absolute authority of the Monarch, with Governing Commissioners usually being appointed to represent him and exercise his power. Acts of Parliament and other Austenasian laws do not apply to Crown Dependencies unless explicitly stated, with the Governing Commissioners exercising near-absolute domestic power.
File:Casper.png|<center>'''[[Casper von Naveria|Lord Casper von Naveria, Count of Cowyetton]]''':<br>[[Peach Ponds|Governor of Peach Ponds]]</center>
File:Jacobs Greater Arms.png|<center>'''[[Edward I|HSH Prince Edward I]]''':<br>[[Nikaia|Governor of Nikaia]]</center>
File:Daniel Roscoe Australis Flag Zoomed.jpg|<center>'''[[Daniel Roscoe|Lord Daniel Roscoe, Count of Jarrahview]]''':<br>[[Western Jarrahview|Governor of Western Jarrahview]]</center>
File:Hughmcfarlane new.jpg|<center>'''[[Hugh McFarlane|The Rt Hon. Sir Hugh McFarlane, KCA]]''':<br>[[New South Scotland|Governing Commissioner of New South Scotland]]</center>
File:AkkaBey.jpg|<center>'''H.E. Akka Bey''':<br>[[Enfriqua|Governing Commissioner of Enfriqua]]</center>
Austenasia has [[Austenasians|a total population of one hundred and nineteen twenty people]]. Eighty six of these are residents actually living in Austenasia, and thirty three four are non-residential subjects who are entitled to vote in general elections and to hold the status of an Austenasian national despite not actually living within the Empire (due to having been granted the status by Parliament, having held the Throne, or performed military service). Those residents which are over the age of sixteen years and have lived on Austenasian land for more than three years (interpreted to include land which is currently Austenasian but has not necessarily been so for three years) hold the status of subject, meaning that they can vote in general elections and have more rights in regards to partaking in local government.
[[File:Honorarysubjects6.png|thumb|right|Countries in which Austenasian Honorary Subjects reside]]
On 12 November 2008, Act 20 (Honorary Subjects) was passed, creating the status of [[Honorary Subject of Austenasia|Honorary Subjects]], to be bestowed by the Secretary-General on applicant non-Austenasians. The number of Honorary Subjects reached 100 on 5 May 2012 and 500 on 21 August 2020. There are currently {{AHS}} Honorary Subjects of Austenasia, residing in every continent on Earth other than Antarctica.
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