State of Bessabia
Kingdom of Ruthenia
State of Bessabia
Estado da Bessábia (pt)
|Government||Autonomous Region of Ruthenia|
|- King of Bessabia||Oscar, King of Bessabia|
|- Minister-President||Filipe Machado|
|Formation||29 August 2015|
|Area Claimed||6 km² (3.7 mi²)|
|Currency||Ruthenian Mark (RM) (RMK) (de jure)|
Bessabia, officially the State of Bessabia (Portuguese: Estado da Bessábia), is a Brazilian micronation and a posession of the Kingdom of Ruthenia since 29 August 2015. It consisted of a island and respects the traditions of the Brazilian micronationalism, being a micronation with focus on political, social and economical simulationism.
During the end of 2014 and the first half of 2015, the Brazilian micronationalism noted the creation of multiple projects lasting a few weeks and denoted a lack of professionalism and commitment to the expansion of micronationalism.
The idea of creating a more sustainable design and how to do it was the target of the conversation between Filipe Machado, an experienced Brazilian micronationalist and Oscar von Goëtzën, also known as Oscar of Ruthenia. Informally, they started talking about systems of government, its practical application, the appearance of a micronation, its location and the policies that should be implemented in short and long term to a project flow properly between Portuguese-speakers micronationalists, especially the Brazilians.
When Filipe Machado left the project which participated, Oscar of Ruthenia was quick to offer their ideas as the starting point for a new project. As Ruthenia was geared toward English language speakers and followed part of their micronational traditions, it was difficult to connect this with micronations Portuguese. The solution was the creation of the State of Bessabia, which would be part of the Kingdom of Ruthenia, but would be focused on Portuguese and Brazilian micronations, featuring high degree of autonomy, including diplomatic freedom, albeit under supervision and judge of Ruthenia.
Thus, when the State of Bessabia was founded, the crown was offered to the King of Ruthenia, whose first official act was the signing of a Bessabian Constitution and the appointment of Filipe Machado as Minister-President, the Head of Government of the new kingdom.
National colors and symbols
Bessabia is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government, wherein the King of Bessabia is the Head of State and the Minister-President is the Head of Government. Power is separated among the moderator, legislative, executive and judicial branches of government, as defined by the Constitution, which serves as the country's supreme legal document. The Ruthenian Constitution of 2015 is also used for cases where the Bessabian Constitution is silent.
In everyday use, Portuguese is used by the majority of the subjects. In Royal Court and government departments, the official language still the Portuguese, but the English and French has regular use, especially by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ruthenia and the joint office in Bessabia.
In the spring of 2015, the Bessabian Kingdom collapsed. When the King of Bessabia became Emperor of Badakhshan, the "Lusophone face of Ruthenia" was absorbed by the Empire, much more famous and recognized, although in severe political instability state due to the disastrous government that preceded the rise of the House of Ruthenia to the Throne.
With all Bessabian assets sent to Badakhshan in an attempt to save the Empire, Bessabia did not record any activity and 3 October, the legal responsibility of Bessabia went to Badakhshan and uniting the title of king to the title of Emperor of Badakhshan. Four days later, the state was dissolved.