The Kingdom of Liahonia

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The Kingdom of Liahonia
The National Standard
Flag
The Royal Standard
Coat of arms
Motto: Peace to the People; Order in the Land
Anthem: 
National Anthem: Canon in D Major
Royal Anthem: In development
Official languagesEnglish
ReligionAll faiths officially recognized, Secular State
DemonymLiahonian
GovernmentAbsolute Monarchy
• Sovereign
Head of State; Semi-Head of Government
His Royal Majesty, King Matthew I
• Prime Minister
Semi-Head of Government
Position Vacant
Establishment
• Declared
December 28, 2018
(as The Republic of Ut Pace)

January 27, 2020
(as The Kingdom of Liahonia)
Population
• Estimate
15 (as of October 2020)
CurrencyLiahonian Dollar
Ancient Nephite Currency (Discontinued)
Time zoneLiahonian Standard Time (30 minutes ahead of Pacific Standard Time)

The Kingdom of Liahonia is a micronation surrounded by the United States. It was founded by HRM King Matthew I and headquartered within a 30 mile radius of Seattle, Washington. The Kingdom of Liahonia claims itself a sovereign, independent nation, but it is not recognized as a country by the United Nations or any major government.

History

Historical Events

Government

The Royal Family

Overview

The Royal Family is comprised of the sovereign's close relations. Each member is issued an official title, known as a Title of Nobility. The Royal Family is also tasked with carrying out official engagements around the country and worldwide. They also carry the duty of representing the sovereign to the world.

Titles of Nobility

All members are entitled to the title of His/Her Royal Highness (HRH) or His/Her Majesty (HM), depending on descent. However, the title of His/Her Royal Majesty (HRM) is reserved for the sovereign and their spouse. Titles of Nobility are issued by the command of His Royal Majesty, and are forever binding. The only way to receive a title is to be born into The Royal Family, or to marry into it. Although rare, a person not related to the sovereign can be given a title.

Current Members
  • HM King David II (Sovereigns' Father)
  • HM Queen Katherine (Sovereigns' Mother)
  • HRH Princess Shaney (Sovereigns' Sister)
  • HRH Prince Jared (Sovereigns' Brother)
  • Sir Ryan, Earl of Liahonia (Sovereigns' Brother)
  • HM King David I (Sovereigns' Paternal Grandfather)
  • HM King Jerry (Sovereigns' Maternal Grandfather)
  • HM Queen Sharon (Sovereigns' Maternal Grandmother)
  • HRH Prince Addison (Sovereigns' Brother-in-Law; Married to Princess Shaney)
  • HRH Prince Grayson (Sovereigns' Nephew; Son of Princess Shaney and Prince Addison)
Deceased Members
  • HM Queen DeEtta (Sovereigns' Paternal Grandmother; 1941-2020)
Line of Succession

Succession is determined by descent. Under normal circumstances, the children and grandchildren of the Sovereign would be part of the Line of Succession. However, since HRM King Matthew I is currently single, and thus has no children, his siblings are currently in line.

  1. HRH Princess Shaney (Heir Presumptive)
  2. HRH Prince Grayson
  3. HRH Prince Jared
  4. Sir Ryan, Earl of Liahonia

Duties

Throughout the year, members of the Royal Family carry out a variety of official engagements, throughout the country and worldwide. In doing so, they are representing the sovereign. The Royal Family also supports several non-profit organizations, charities, and foundations. Some members may even create their own non-profit to benefit the citizens of this nation. Another important duty is presenting honors during investitures. Although these honors are usually presented by the sovereign himself, members of the Royal Family may attend these events, or present the honors if the sovereign is not able to do so. When a member of the Royal Family grows old, they may request to retire from official duties.

Supported Organizations

The Royal Family supports a wide variety of organizations, from charities, non-profits, and foundations, both at home and abroad. Some of these organizations receive generous donations annually from The Royal Family.
List of supported organizations

Investitures

An Investiture is a very special day when someone receives an honor in person from His Royal Majesty, King Matthew I. The recipient visits the ballroom at Coronation Hall, with members of their family, to receive their award. It usually occurs twice a year. Once in April, and once in October. The purpose of this ceremony is to recognize those who have performed outstanding achievements, bravery and services to the kingdom. Whether someone gets an honor - and the honor they receive - is decided by The Ministry of Liahonia.
Additional information

Royal Warrants of Appointment

A Royal Warrant of Appointment is a mark of recognition to people or companies who have regularly supplied goods or services to The Royal Family. The grant of a Royal Warrant gives a Warrant Holder nothing more than a right to display the Royal Arms and they are not entitled to claim or imply any exclusivity of supply. A Warrant may be revoked at any time for any reason.
Warrant Holders

The Ministry of Liahonia

The Ministry of Liahonia is an advisory body made up of the heads of various departments, and part of the executive branch. On a weekly basis, they advise His Royal Majesty, King Matthew I on any subject he may require relating to each member’s respective office. The body is overseen by the Prime Minister, and each member is appointed by The Sovereign.
List of officials and their respective office

The House of Parliament

Notice
Because of our small size, there are currently no members of The House of Parliament. The Ministry of Liahonia currently acts as the legislative body.

The House of Parliament is the legislative body. It is comprised of 24 seats, and its members are elected by the public. Elections are held every 2 years, and anyone can register for candidacy. Those who are elected hold the title of Peer during their term in office. Their is also no limit to the number of terms a member can serve. The Speaker of the House is the head of the parliament. They are the only member of parliament that aren't elected, rather they are appointed by the Prime Minister. When appointed, they are given the title of Mister/Madam Speaker. The sole purpose of the parliament is to enact laws. Any member can draft a bill for debate in the general body. When a bill has been approved by the Speaker of the House, it goes to the Sovereign. If vetoed, it can be sent back to the chamber for revision. The public can take part in the creation of laws. Those who want to see changes can meet with a member of parliament to discuss concerns, and to brainstorm solutions. That person may then help with the draft of the bill, which then gets sent to the chamber for debate. The House of Parliament meets six days a week. Everyday they debate, discuss, and speak with the public about current issues. Parliament is divided into sessions, which has a duration of two years. To mark the beginning of each session, His Royal Majesty, King Matthew I formally gives a speech, which is known as The State Opening of Parliament. It takes place inside the chamber, with The Sovereign sitting on The Thrones of the House. The speech outlines the plans for that session.
Current Peers of Parliament
Bill Archive

The House of Justice

The House of Justice is the judicial body. It is comprised of 6 judges, and its members are elected by the public. Elections are held every 2 years, and anyone can register for candidacy. Their is no limit to the number of terms a judge can serve. The Chief Judge is the head of the judicial body. They are the only member that isn't elected, rather they are appointed by the Prime Minister. When appointed, they shall be addressed as His/Her High Honor. The sole purpose of the judicial body is to interpret laws. When a person commits a major crime, they are taken to court, where a judge is assigned to their case. Based on evidence, the person will be sentenced according to the Sentencing Guidelines. Crimes are classified by class. Class 1 crimes are usually severe crimes, such as murder. Class 2 crimes are usually minor crimes, such as trespassing. Class 3 crimes are usually traffic crimes, such as speeding.
Current Judges
Sentencing Guidelines

Foreign Relations

Mission Statement: To lead foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and service by protecting the interests of the people, the country, and it's identity.

Travel Advisory
Do not travel to China due to the novel COVID-19 first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Travelers should be prepared for the possibility of travel restrictions with little or no advance notice. Most commercial air carriers have reduced or suspended routes to and from China.

More information to come!!!

See also