Kingdom of Liahonia
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| Kingdom of Liahonia |
Homines in Pace; Ordo in Terra (Latin)
Peace to the People; Order in the Land
|Capital city||Kingston Administrative District|
(interim capital; official capital will be established by the future constitution)
|Official religion(s)||Secular state|
All faiths officially recognized
|- Monarch||King Matthew I|
|- Prime Minister||Position Vacant|
|Legislature||The Parliament of Liahonia|
|Established||28 December 2018|
(as the Republic of Ut Pace)
27 January 2020
(as the Kingdom of Liahonia)
|Area claimed||0.127 acres|
|Population||15 (as of March 2021)|
|Currency||• Liahonian dollar|
• Ancient Nephite currency (Discontinued)
• Columba (Republic of Ut Pace; discontinued)
• Ute (Republic of Ut Pace; discontinued)
|Time zone||• Liahonian Standard Time (Official; 30 minutes ahead of Pacific Standard Time)|
• Pacific Standard Time (Commonly Used)
|Member of the Union Against Micronational War|
The Kingdom of Liahonia is a micronation surrounded by the United States. It was founded by King Matthew I and headquartered within a 100-mile radius of Seattle, Washington. The Kingdom of Liahonia claims to be a sovereign, independent nation, but is not recognized as one by the United Nations or any major government.
The name Liahonia originates from the word Liahona, which was a small brass ball that operated like a compass. When the ancient prophet Lehi arose one morning (c. 600 BC), he "beheld upon the ground a round ball of curious workmanship; and it was of fine brass. And within the ball were two spindles; and the one pointed the way whither we should go into the wilderness" (1 Nephi 16:10, Book of Mormon).
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The Royal Family is comprised of the monarch's close relations. Each family member is issued a title, known as a Title of Nobility (Peerage). The Royal Family is tasked with carrying out official engagements around the country and around the world. They also carry the duty of representing the monarch to the world.
Titles of Nobility
Members of the Royal Family are entitled to the style of His/Her Royal Highness (HRH) or His/Her Majesty (HM). However, the title of His/Her Royal Majesty (HRM) is reserved for the Monarch and His/Her spouse. Titles of Nobility are issued by the command of His Royal Majesty. The only way to receive a title is to be born into the Royal Family, or to marry into it.
Letters Patent (always in the plural and always capitalized) is a legal instrument in the form of a published written order issued by the Monarch granting a title to a person. As of December 2021, the College of Peers Act, the law that will regulate the powers of these Letters, is still being written.
Line of Succession
Succession is determined by descent. Since King Matthew I has no children (yet), his sister has become the heir presumptive.
- 👑 King Matthew I
- Future Heir Apparent
- (1) Princess Shaney (Heir Presumptive)
- (2) Prince Grayson
- (3) Upcoming royal baby
- (4) Prince Jared
- (5) Prince Ryan
- 👑 King Matthew I
Throughout the year, members of the Royal Family carry out a variety of official engagements, throughout the country and around the world. In doing so, they are representing the monarch. The Royal Family also supports several non-profit organizations, charities, and foundations. Another important duty is supporting the monarchy as a whole.
An Investiture is a very special day when someone receives an honor in person from the monarch. 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 at the discretion of the monarch.
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, particularly the monarch. 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.
Cabinet of Ministers
The Cabinet of Ministers is an advisory body made up of the heads of various departments, and part of the executive branch. They advise the monarch on any subject he may require relating to each member’s respective office. The body is overseen by the Prime Minister, and appointments are by the monarch.
|Monarch||King Matthew I||27 January 2020|
|Minister of Citizens Affairs||Vacant||N/A|
|Minister of Foreign Relations||Sean Douangaphaivong (On hiatus)†
|27 January 2020|
|Minister of Defense||Thavee D15||27 January 2020|
|Minister of Public Safety||Vacant||N/A|
|Minister of the Treasury||Vacant||N/A|
|Minister of Economics||Vacant||N/A|
|Minister of Education||David LeWarne||27 January 2020|
|Minister of Health||Vacant||N/A|
|Minister of Energy||Vacant||N/A|
|Minister of Transportation||Vacant||N/A|
|Minister of Commerce||Vacant||N/A|
|Minister of Labor||Vacant||N/A|
|†(On government approved hiatus, effective beginning 1 June 2021, and ending no later than 1 June 2023.)|
House of Parliament
The House of Parliament is comprised of 24 seats, and its members are elected by the public. Elections are held every 2 years, and those who are elected hold the title of Peer during their term in office. There 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 is not elected, but rather, 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 monarch. If vetoed, it can be sent back to the chamber for revision. Parliament is divided into sessions, which has a duration of two years. To mark the beginning of each session, The monarch formally gives a speech, which is known as The State Opening of Parliament. It takes place inside the chamber, with the monarch sitting on the Thrones of the House. The speech outlines the plans for that session.
The Judiciary 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 there 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 the 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.
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