State of Pacem
|State of Pacem|
Civitas de Pacem (la)
Tá ainm mór do na haoiseanna
Irish: A great name for the ages
|Capital city |
|Largest city |
Nekut (by population)
Severna (by area)
Claims of Pacem throughout Maryland
|Ethnic groups||50.0% White|
|Government||Federal parliamentary electoral constitutional monarchy|
|- Emperor||Nicholas I|
|- First Minister||Vacant|
|- President of the Senate||Connor Stumperth|
|Formation||6 June 2015|
|- Republic of Abies||6 June 2015|
|- Empire of Pacem||26 January 2016|
|- Kingdom of Pacem||20 June 2017|
|- Second Empire of Pacem||15 January 2018|
|- State of Pacem||6 June 2020|
|- Citizens||9 (May 2021) ▲|
|- Residents||16 (May 2021) ▲|
|Currency||Imperil (de jure)|
US dollar (de facto)
|FSC||▲ 2.6 (June 2020)|
Pacem (English: [pakɛm]; Latin: [pakɛm]; Pacemian [pakɛn]), officially the State of Pacem is a self-declared, independent nation commonly referred to as a micronation by outside observers. It was founded on 6 June 2020 by current Emperor Nicholas Kaos as a continuation of past nations also named Pacem. The nation has a claim of 4.12 km² of which is mostly located throughout the American state of Maryland, with a majority of the territory being situated in Anne Arundel County, however, the state's working capital is situated Baltimore County. It also has territory around the antipode of the City of Nekut in the Indian Ocean. It borders the micronations of the Abeldane Empire and the Kingdom of Atovia. Pacem has a population of 10, of which there are 2 territorial citizens, with an additional 16 residents living in Pacemian territory. The official language of Pacem is English, specifically using American English, while the cultural language of the state is Latin.
The state's form of government is a federal, parliamentary constitutional monarchy defined by the 2020 constitution passed on 10 July 2020. The current and only monarch to reign is Emperor Nicholas I, who has ruled all previous incarnations of Pacem. The unofficial capital of the state is the City of Nekut, with the only other major city being the City of Calverton. The state consists of three states, two organized territories, and one unorganized territory.
Pacem started off as the Republic of Abies in 2015 as an autocratic republic before transitioning to the first true incarnation of Pacem, the Empire of Pacem, in January 2016. Throughout 2016 to 2019, Pacem went through several incarnations such as the Kingdom of Pacem of which was both under the rule of the Federal Empire of Aarbaro and under independent rule. The final incarnation of Pacem before the 2020 restoration was the Second Empire of Pacem, which was later also called the High Empire of Pacem. This was marked by a time of decline of activity, so finally on 26 July 2019, Pacem was dissolved. However, due to reasons of newfound interest and nostalgia, Pacem was re-established on 6 June 2020 by Nicholas Kaos in conjunction with its 5th anniversary.
Pacem was a founding member of the Konmalehth, and was the First and Last Chair of the organization. Pacem is a former member of the GUM and was a founding member of the Kermadec Union. Historically, Pacem has been a continuous member of the UAMW and has attempted to promote pacifism for most of its serious history..
"Pacem" comes from the singular accusative of pax, meaning peace in Latin. This was chosen as Pacem was to be seen as a peaceful, pacifist nation. During the initial portion of the 2020 Reformation, Pacem had a strong military culture contrary to its name. Pacem has since made efforts to promote pacifism, such as through its membership in the Union Against Micronational War.
In Pacemian, the name is simply Paken, the direct translation of the common name. The official title of state was dropped to reflect the importance of the name Pacem to the language. In Pacemian, all hard Cs are replaced with Ks, and Ms at the end of words are replaced with Ns, hence the change from Pacem to Paken.
"Pacemian" may be used as both an adjective for something from Pacem, or for someone who is a citizen of Pacem, or "a Pacemian". Pacemian may also be used to to the Pacemian ethnic group or Pacemian language.
Eras of History
Pacem can be marked by several eras. These eras generally changed through a change in the activity or government of Pacem. Pacem has gone through 5 noticeable eras, of which all coincided with renewed activity bringing forth government reformation. The general pattern for eras has been an initial high of activity, and a 10-16 month up and down period until the nation flatlines before another cycle of activity. During the Modern Era there have been attempts to end this cycle and to keep some sort of continuous activity in the nation.
During the time that Pacem was dissolved, the "4.5th Era" as coined by Nicholas Kaos, much of former Pacemian territory was under the control of the Abeldane Empire in the states of Alenshka and Tusmore and the Abeldane crown dependency of Verus.
|Era||Nations||Length of Era||Notes|
|Early Historical Era||Republic of Abies
Galactic Empire of Pacem
|6 June 2015 - 25 April 2016||The first incarnations of Pacem. These were during a time of simulationism where Pacem wasn't attempting to model any sort of genuine government. It was also an era of great immaturity, including extraterrestrial claims, using copyrighted imagery on flags, and general lies about culture. It was marked by dropping the title of galactic, interacting more with other nations, and forming genuine government such as the 1st Senate.|
|Secessionist Era||Empire of Pacem||25 April 2016 - 20 June 2017||Marked by the establishment of the 1st Senate, however, was quickly met with inactivity from August 2016 to May 2017. During this time, the Kingdom of Veqlar was founded in order for Nicholas Kaos to try and avoid coming back with his genuine identity, however, these efforts also faced inactivity. By June 2017, Kaos was the only active citizen, giving incentive for the formation of the Federal Empire of Aarbaro and Pacem's subsequent joining.|
|Aarbarian Era||Federal Empire of Aarbaro
Kingdom of Pacem
|20 June 2017 - 5 October 2018||Aarbaro was formed at the beginning of this era in order to begin a new empire with similar government as the Abeldane Empire or the Empire of Paravia a year after these nations began federal reform. Saw the general abandonment of Pacem in order to focus on Aarbaro. Efforts for Pacem began to come back in late October 2017 when it was clear that Aarbaro was due to fail. Following this, Pacem continued on as an inactive kingdom with low incentive for activity.|
|High Monarchy Era||High Empire of Pacem
Second Empire of Pacem
|5 October 2018 - 29 July 2019||Final era before dissolution. Marked by satire under the governance of Nicholas Kaos, Stephen Freayth, and Nicholas Randouler. However, activity could not be held, which led to Kaos losing faith in the nation and the dissolution in July 2019.|
|Pacem dissolved 29 July 2019 - 6 June 2020|
|Modern Era||State of Pacem||6 June 2020 - present||Current era. Saw the re-establishment of Pacem out of nostalgia and a push for good government, incentives for activity, and keeping Pacem alive and allowing it to continue on for the foreseeable future. Its government was made in coordination with Kaos' own political beliefs.|
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 due to the minister being a non-sentient fish. When territory in Carney was claimed, the stepmother and father of Nicholas became residential citizens and the former co-mascot of the nation Kona became the newest citizen. 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 sometime in July, simulationism was starting to peak once again.
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 Wallace 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 known as X, who annexed the fake territory of Mysteria to Abies. This soon fizzled out, however, but did have a structure of gods and spirits, such as worshipping the Creepypasta character known as "The Rake" 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.
From December 2015 to 26 January 2016 Abies was without a central government, with the office of President deemed vacant during this time. Two "theories" were claimed, both involving some sort of shooting at the President. However, the true reasoning was simply due to the inactivity of the President and would serve as an excuse to transition to a monarchy and into the Galactic Empire of Pacem.
The empire adopted its new flag, which would lead to some controversy due to it having a copyrighted emblem from Star Wars as a part of its design. This would change in May 2016 with Dale Ediker joining Pacem and making a new flag, of which is now the infamous "Imperial Star-Banner". 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 along 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 25 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.
On the 20 June 2017, Nicholas Kaos and Artemis Langford formed the Federal Empire of Aarbaro, with Kaos conceding his imperial title in Pacem to make Langford the Empress of Aarbaro.  Under Aarbaro, Pacem became an autonomous kingdom, being granted great deals of independence but swearing allegiance to Langford and recognizing Aarbaro as a federal authority as outlined in the Treaty of Dec. The Pacemian Imperil furthermore became the official currency of Aarbaro, retaining its name despite the change of nation.
During this time, Pacem restructured the government as an absolute monarchy due to the small size of the kingdom and the loss of many citizens from the previous Empire of Pacem due to their various departures from the micronational community in 2016. This restructured government only had the King and the Prime Minister, which acted more as an advisor to the King and was the head of the Advisory Council. Stephen Freayth was appointed as the inaugural Prime Minister on 13 July 2017.
Talks of independence began on 14 November 2017 through discussions between Nicholas Kaos, Stephen Freayth, and Jovian Max Pollack, discussing the inactivity Aarbaro had fallen into and the possibility for a successful independent Pacem. Discussions for Pacemian independence had been discussed prior, however this was seen as the perfect time to do so by the Advisory Council. Several hours following these discussions, Kaos officially declared independence from Aarbaro and resigned as its First Leader, appointing himself the independent King of Pacem. On 21 November 2017, Langford recognized the independence of Pacem through decree.
Due to the acquisition of Pacem on the part of Aarbaro, Pacem abandoned the notion of imperialist ideology and dropped all imperial titles in favor of those of Aarbaro. However, after regaining independence on 14 November 2017, Pacem became an independent kingdom, with plans within the government to switch back to an empire. Due to inactivity in the nation during December 2017 and January 2018, these plans came to fruition through a decree made by Nicholas Kaos on 15 January 2018, officially declaring the Kingdom become the Second Empire of Pacem, with himself once again crowned as Emperor. Following this decree Kaos announced the intent of the Second Empire was to go back to the goal of gaining real independence for Pacem and follow the original plans of the Kermadec Union. Alongside the recreation of the Empire, the government became an absolute monarchy to allow Kaos have more power to deal with inactivity. Following this, Kaos passed the Second Pacemian Constitution on 13 May 2018 to establish the possibility for a working government and to clearly define the powers he had.
On 5 October 2018, Pacem passed the Ri-Bunreacht and changed its name to the High Kingdom of Pacem. This was mainly due to Pacem becoming a protected state of the Abeldane Empire through the signing of the Treaty of Carnegi, signed in order to improve the relations between the two nations, as well as open more opportunities to each of their citizens. The Ri-Bunreacht was a complete redo of the recently passed Pacemian Constitution of 2018, notably changing the cultural aspects of Pacem from a traditional kingdom to one based on elements of science fiction. The Ri-Bunreacht was eventually declared not the official legal code only thirty-eight days later in an Imperial decree made by Emperor Nicholas.
Brought upon by Major Governor Freayth, Pacem experienced major reforms on the 1st of December, with the government of the kingdom officially supporting satirical elements of government over secessionist ideology and policy-making. The first of these changes started with the passing of Declaration I, which officially made the government comparable to the humour of Reddit, such as with Senators being given the formal title of 'Muh Dude' and the Monarch being called 'Their Royal Dankness'. On 15 December 2018, the kingdom re-branded itself as the High Empire of Pacem. Many Pacemians took the news well, and it received national support from all citizens at the time. With the Senate reestablished during these reforms, Emperor Nicholas announced the second-ever senatorial election, ending a two-and-a-half-year period of legislative inactivity stretching back to the Imperial Senate becoming defunct in June 2016. This eventually spawned the first two political parties since June 2017, the Sans Party of Pacem and the Tracer Party of Pacem, made to reflect the humor Pacem was now built around.
2019 End & 2020 Reformation
On 28 July 2019, Emperor Nicholas shared his wishes to dissolve Pacem due to issues with activity and due to Pacem needing to be left behind for something better to take its place. At 0114 EST on 29 July 2019, the Pacemian Discord server was officially deleted, marking the end of the micronation officially.
Less than a year later, Pacem reformed as the current State of Pacem on 6 June 2020, which is the original date of formation of the Republic of Abies by Nicholas Kaos. The announcement was made throughout the MicroWiki Discord community through a post in the Quo Times, which has a historical precedence of being the primary news source of Pacem since 2016. Through the announcements across MicroWiki, the nation was able to gain 6 additional citizens other than Nicholas Kaos, making it one of the most populated incarnations of Pacem ever. With the new citizens, a new constitution was required, which prompted the passing of the 2020 Articles of Establishment. Following the passing of the Articles, the June 2020 legislative election was called to take place from 27 to 29 June by Nicholas Kaos. This resulted in the formation of 4 new parties: We Are Anarchy!, the Pacemian Pirate League, the Conservative Party, and the Super Shrek Party, resulting in a 4-person Senate with a WAA-majority. This WAA majority led to greater autonomy of the various territories of Pacem, as well as more work into a formal constitution.
On 10 July 2020, the Constitutional Referendum Bill was passed, allowing for a referendum to pass the new constitution to be passed and allow for a more formal government in Pacem. This constitution, written by Nicholas Kaos, was made in order to make a federal system similar to that of Atovia's own system, as well as increased power to the people through elections in all branches of government. The referendum was released on the same day, with results being released several hours later on 10 July, revealing an 87.5% turnout with 100% support for the new Constitution, and as per the constitution itself, it was immediately granted assent and passed into law. This invalidated many previous decrees, all previous legislation, and the Articles of Establishment themselves.
Pacem played a small role in the Abeldane Concordiagate scandal during this time, where on 9 July 2020 Chase Nanartowicz discovered a secret channel in the official Pacemian server where Stephen Freayth was taking refuge during his false leave of absence from Abelden. This would lead to the leaks by Nanartowicz, and eventually would cause Emperor Nicholas to revoke Freayth's seat in the Senate, reducing the seats from 4 to 3.
Several weeks following the Concordiagate scandal on 26 July the 2020 executive and 2020 judicial elections took place to begin working on the government structure framed by the 2020 constitution. Liam Alexander would be the only candidate for First Minister and Connor Stumperth would be the only candidate for Chief Justice, with both being elected following the results of the elections. Alexander would then go on to make the first Cabinet of Pacem, including members of the Conservative Party, We Are Anarchy!, and the Super Shrek Party.
Around October 2020, Pacem fell back into a state of inactivity. Following 15 September 2020, bills proposed to the Senate were no longer being discussed in quorum, with the Senate no longer meeting during this time. This issue worsened following the turn of 2021, with Liam Alexander resigning on 1 February 2021, and a lack of candidates for the following emergency election that ensued for his position as First Minister and as a Senator which were supposed to span from 27 February to 3 March. This resulted in an emergency declaration by Nicholas Kaos on 4 March 2021, in which he declared that the Throne would be able to hold the total power of the government due to the harsh inactivity. As fo 29 April 2021 this inactivity has yet to improve, with the official Discord for Pacem averaging only one or two messages every two weeks.
Government and politics
Main article: Monarchy of Pacem
|This article is part of the series|
|Politics and government|
of the State of Pacem
Pacem is a federal, parliamentary constitutional monarchy led by the Monarch of Pacem. The monarch is known as the Emperor if male or gender-neutral, and as the Empress if female. They are limited in power and are given equal checks and balances between the other parts of government. They have the power to remove public officers from office, the ability to appoint ministers, award decorations, make decrees, etc. The secondary form of legislation in the empire are Decrees of the Monarch of Pacem, which are the secondary form of legislation next to bills passed by the Senate. The monarch also occupies several important positions in the state such as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. The monarchy is electoral and is based around houses that are approved by the previous monarch to run in elections, who put forth a candidate to be elected by the people. Nicholas Kaos has been the only monarch as of yet, founding the nation and the throne, with the throne guaranteed by the 2020 Constitution.
The Senate of Pacem is the unicameral legislature of the state. The seats based on how many seats the Monarch declares through a writ of election and are elected in a national constituency. The Senate can legislate through bills, which are the primary form of legislation in the state. These bills must be given assent by the Monarch to be passed. The Senate primarily has financial and naturalization powers, however, is generally granted total legislative power. There are currently three seats in the Senate, with two belonging to We Are Anarchy! and one being left vacant due to the resignation of Liam Alexander in February 2021.
Main article: Cabinet of Pacem
The Cabinet of Pacem is the primary administrator of the state and works to govern the nation and to administer laws passed by the Senate. It comprises of the Monarch, the First Minister, and appointed cabinet members. The First Minister is the Head of Government of Pacem and appoints all ministers in the Cabinet with the approval of the Monarch, and is allowed to appoint lower-level cabinet positions without the need for approval. They are elected by the people every nine months. There is currently no First Minister due to the resignation of inaugural First Minister Liam Alexander and the lack of interest in anyone running for the position.
The ministries are currently —
- Minister-at-Arms - Assistant to the First Minister and the clerk of the Cabinet
- State Ministry - Handles internal affairs
- Finance Ministry - Handles the Central Imperial Bank
- Defense Ministry - Handles defence of the state and its territories and protectorates
Throughout the history of Pacem there have been many political parties, first beginning with the historical Imperial Party formed during the Empire of Pacem. Another historical party was the Pacemian Independence Party, which formed in June 2017 during the Kingdom of Pacem under the rule of the Federal Empire of Aarbaro. The oldest party still operating in Pacem is We Are Anarchy!, a leftist party founded 10 June 2020.
|Logo||Name||Ideology||Spectrum||Leader||Membership||Senate seats||Cabinet seats||Seats in |
|Progressive Conservative Party of Pacem||PCPP||Progressive conservatism||Center-right||Liam Alexander||1||
0 / 3
0 / 5
0 / 5
0 / 3
1 / 5
3 / 5
|Royalist Party||RP||Anti-Communism||Center-right||Carl von Joseph Werzberg||1||
0 / 3
0 / 5
0 / 5
|Shrek Super Party||SSP||Satire politics
|Big tent||Leon Montan||1||
0 / 3
1 / 5
0 / 5
|We Are Anarchy!
German: Wir Sind Anarchie!
|Center-left to far-left||Chase Nanartowicz||2||
2 / 3
2 / 5
0 / 5
The Armed Forces of Pacem, officially known as the Armed Forces, are the armed forces of Pacem. The Armed Force is divided between three main branches: the Army, the Navy, and the Airforce. The Armed Forces have the explicit duty of "protect[ing] the state, its territories, and its protectorates.", and are not used for offense. This was implemented in the 2020 Constitution following Pacem's self-readmittance into the Union Against Micronational War in order to promote the nation's goal of peace.
Historically, the military of Pacem has only been used in fictitious or semi-fictitious warfare. The most notable conflicts were the Abiean Civil War, which was fought within the House of Kaos during the time of the Republic of Abies as several toy gun-based battles fought to determine the outcome of the Abiean government, and the Somali Haitian War, which was entirely fictitious, and was publicly supported by Pacem through fake battle reports spread across the MicroWiki Forums in early 2016. During the 2020 reformation, the military was given the ability to conquer territory for the nation without restriction, however, this was later removed in an amendment by Connor Stumperth, and completely removed in the 2020 Constitution.
The Armed Forces are governed by an independent executive committee known as the Council of Stars. This council holds five seats, one for every highest-ranked commanding officer of each branch (a 4-star commanding officer such as the Major General of the Army), the Monarch as Commander-in-Chief, and the Defense Minister. Officially, the council works as an advisory board to the Monarchy for decisions across the Armed Forces.
Historically, Pacem has had relations with dozens of other nations, with spikes in close relations happening in 2016, 2018, and 2019 during times of great activity in Pacem. Following the 2020 reformation, however, Pacem has remained diplomatically isolated, participating in limited relations with other nations.
Pacem was both a founding member of the Konmalehth and the Kermadec Union, however, both have since dissolved. Pacem was also a former member of the GUM in 2016, however, was expelled due to inactivity. Pacem's only current organizational membership is the Union Against Micronational War.
Pacem historically had strong relations with the Abeldane Empire during Stephen Freayth's height of power during his time as both Emperor and Vorsitzender. Pacem would eventually become an associated state with Abelden, with guaranteed military assistance, citizenship assistance for Pacem, and the establishment of the Abeldane Relations Office, which chose an Abeldane representative to sit in the Senate. Informal relations continue with Abelden following the 2020 reformation, as Kaos is the Emperor of both nations, and many citizens of Pacem being citizens of Abelden as well.
Nations with formal relations
Pacem has full relations with the following nations. The diplomacy between these nations and Pacem has been established through treaties or other documents, with these nations recognizing the sovereignty of Pacem and vice versa. As of 1 June 2021, Pacem has established relations with five other nations.
Nations with informal relations
Over time, Pacem has established informal relations with several nations, especially those which Pacem has worked with in the past in projects such as the Konmalehth. or nations in which Nicholas Kaos has been associated with in the past.
In practice, the economy of Pacem can be considered a mixed economy, where there is a large government interest in companies as well as a small free market. All companies in Pacem are at least partially owned by the state, which has an unwritten policy of owning at least 5% of all total shares of a company. The government has the responsibility to use any partial ownership it has in a company to ensure a company follows corporate laws and policies established in Pacem. Private companies are allowed to operate in the state, however, there are none currently operating. As of May 2021, Pacem ranks a 2 on the Economic Potential Index, establishing that is has potential for a very basic economy.
The Finance Minister leads economic administration within Pacem, and can officially regulate interest rates, and manage the circulation, inflation, and valuation of the national currency. The national currency of Pacem is the Imperil (briefly known as the mêmez in 2019), a currency which has been an official currency since 2016. The currency has no official value as of May 2021, however, the most commonly accepted value is that the Imperil's value is equivalent to 6.9 grams of iron. The US dollar is also officially accepted in all Pacemian territories.
Pacem, more specifically the City of Nekut, has a strong domestic agricultural economy. During the months of late-April through early-October of each year, approximately one-hundred pounds worth of food is grown, with the most common products being cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, jalapeños, and strawberries, among numerous other crops. Despite being a large sector of the local economy, crops grown in Nekut are most commonly used for direct use by Nekutians or as use in barter. Due to the climate of Nekut, farming is halted from late-October to early-March to prevent crop shortages from frost damage. As of May 2021, Pacem has two operating farms.
Pacem has multiple established companies, such as Galaxy Media, the Pyxis Corporation, and KnC Banking - Pacem. All three companies were founded and are partially owned by Nicholas Kaos, who owns 80% of the controlling shares in each company. The largest industry is news media production, as Pacem is most notable for the Quo Times online newsletter, which was the first business to form in Pacem, being established in 2016. The Quo Times was formerly an independent company known as Quo Times Media until Nicholas Kaos reorganized his holdings in January 2020 and made Quo Times Media a subsidiary of Galaxy Media.
|Climate data for State of Pacem|
|Record high °C (°F)||25.6
|Average high °C (°F)||5.6
|Average low °C (°F)||-3.9
|Record low °C (°F)||-22.2
|Average Precipitation mm (inches)||99.57
In the Articles of Establishment, there were three original territorial classifications ranked based on autonomy, those being: cities, free territories, and colonies. Prior to Initiative I, these territories were non-autonomous and were wholly owned by the state. The Articles provided three legal freedoms of the original territorial classifications to distinguish them. Cities were given the right to an independent executive, legislature, and the ability to write a charter in conjunction with the Articles, as well as their own nobility. Free territories were given the right to an appointed executive as well as their own nobility. Colonies were treated the worst in regards to freedoms, and are only granted an appointed executive under the Articles. There is no defined procedure for what a new territory is accepted as, and as it's up to the monarch of Pacem to decide what it is admitted as, it is usually dependent on the size and historical importance of the territory.
In the 2020 Territory Bill, two new territories were defined: protectorates and dependencies. Protectorates are not true territories of the state and are simply nations of which Pacem has a treaty with Pacem is responsible for the defense of. Dependencies are similar, however, they are considered to be sovereign territory of the state, and also have their foreign affairs regulated by the national government. In this same bill, protectorates, dependencies, and cities (referred to as "city-states") were given the legal right to local defense forces. Cities also gained the right to regulated foreign affairs. Most of these changes were kept in the 2020 Constitution. In January 2021, new territorial changes were made to more reflect the territorial organization of the United States, organizing all states into one category and legally defining their own sub-national divisions.
|Flag||Name||Population||Area||Head of State||Head of Government|
|City of Nekut||5||0.12 km2||
|City of Calverton||3||0.01 km2||
|City of Severna||2||1.32 km2|
|Raccoon Territory||1||0.0002 km2||
|Arthur Territory||0||0.0001 km2|
|Colony of Indo||0||2.67 km2||
|State of Pacem||Population:
Memes are greatly important in Pacemian culture, and have been a major part of both its society and its government since at least 2019. Memes have also been important for the activity of the state, including keeping it alive during periods of inactivity such as the 2021 inactivity period. With participation primarily occurring through Discord as of 2021, internet-based humor has become important to the cultural identity of Pacem. The meme of simping has become common in Pacem, with there being a trend to make fun of Emperor Nicholas Kaos for being a simp, as well as replacing several words with "simp" (i.e. Simpire, Simpness, Simperils). This has gone far enough that a part of the official title of the Monarch is Their Simpness.
Other popular memes include the memeification of fried pickles originating from conversations in September 2020 between Liam Alexander, Nicholas Kaos, and Casper von Naveria concerning how good fried pickles are, which resulted in a fried pickle emoji being added to the state Discord server.
Video games are very important to Pacemian culture, with all citizens and residents playing some sort of video game. Pacemians play various genres of video games, with simulation games, RPGs, fighting games, and shooters. One of the most popular games in Pacem is Minecraft, with most citizens and residents playing the game at least once.
National symbols of Pacem are symbols of which represent the nation, the people, or the geography of Pacem. They can be legislated through either bills passed in the Senate or through imperial decrees. There are two current national symbols (other than the flag and coat of arms), the Nissan Altima, which is the current state car of the Monarch, and the Siamese fighting fish as the national fish due to it having historical precedence as a pet of the Imperial Family.
The holidays of Pacem are national celebrations and days of no work largely carried over from previous incarnations of Pacem. While some of these holidays have religious backgrounds, they are celebrated secularly. These holidays are split between observed holidays which warrant days off for government workers and recognized holidays which are recognized by the government but do not warrant time off for government employees.
|New Year's Day||1 January||Celebration of the first day of the Gregorian calendar.|
|Earth Day||22 April||Recognition of the importance of the wellbeing of our planet and to promote environmentalism.|
|Pacem Day||6 June||Anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Abies and the beginning of the Pacemian Reign.|
|All Hallow's Eve/Samhain||31 October - 1 November||A traditional Irish holiday that observes the veil between our world and the spirit world, as well as the American cultural holiday for treat giving.|
|Emperor's Day||18 November||Birthday of Emperor Nicholas|
|Thanksgiving||Last Thursday of November||A day to give thanks for what you have.|
|Hanukkah||28 November - 6 December (2021)||Celebration of the rededication of the Second Temple from Jewish religious mythology celebrated as a family tradition in Pacem. Due to the length of the holiday, it is the only recognized holiday.|
|Christmas||25 December||A time for gift-giving and for being with family.|
|New Year's Eve||31 December||The last day of the Gregorian calendar.|
Demographics in Pacem are conducted through both citizen registration and through censuses taken before every election. This collection of data was primarily done through the efforts of the monarch, who had complete control over censuses and over citizenship registration during the Articles of Establishment. Following the passage of the 2020 Constitution, this power was allocated to the State Minister (currently Connor Stumperth). Local media companies such as the Quo Times also performs censuses irregularly. The population as of 14 May 2021 is 9, including two territorial citizens, with 17 residential non-citizens.
The most predominant ethnic group is White/European Caucasian, being a majority of the population at 50% of the population, or 4 citizens. Pacemians, a mixed-race ethnogroup of Cherokee and Celtic decent makes up 25% of the population (2 citizens). Pakistanis and Yamato come in at third, each having one individual representing this group in the nation, or making up 12.5% of the population each.
Pacem has historically been very diverse, spanning back to the Kingdom of Pacem where 2/3 of the population were non-European American as had been the trend for years. Following the transition to the State of Pacem and the greater usage of Discord, the nation has experienced further diversification.
English is the most commonly spoken language in Pacem, with all citizens speaking the language with some degree of mastery. English is also the official language of the state, being constituted in the 2020 Constitution. Latin is spoken as a second language by 12.5% of the population, and it is generally used for non-noble titles granted to certain government officers. Other second languages include Spanish, French, and German.
Pacemian is native to the City of Nekut and is under development for cultural uniqueness in Pacem. Currently, there are no native or second-hand speakers, as the language is not complete. However the language is official under the Netukian constitution and is developed alongside government development.
Religion in Pacem is highly diverse, with no single religion having a majority. Pacemians tend to follow Celtic-based spiritual faiths, which are either in full practice by Pacemians or are an influence on their lives. Atheists are tied with ethnic Pacemian faiths, both comprising 25% of the population. Catholicism and Islam both make up 12.5% of the population.
Pacem is officially a secular nation, with the 2020 Constitution protecting the separation of church and state. During the time of the High Empire of Pacem, the nation officially supported Shaggyism (the worship of Norville "Shaggy" Rodgers from the American cartoon Scooby-Doo) as the state religion. This was in order with the meme culture taking over Pacemian politics, and was fully supported by the Senate for this reason. This is the only time a religion was made official in any incarnation of Pacem.
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