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The Micronational Empire of Thebes
|The Micronational Empire of Thebes|
|"Sed oblivione acriter."|
|Capital City||New Thebes|
|Population||110 (as of 2020 census data)|
|Religions||All religions are accepted with the exception of The Church of Scientology|
|Time Zone||Eastern (ET)|
|- Type of Government||Elective Monarchy with an Oligarchic Administration|
|- Last Election||August, 2019|
|- Currency Value||1 Iliami equal to 2.32 USD|
The Micronational Empire of Thebes is a micronation founded in June 2019 by Eithan Ackerman and Charles Miller. It rules several territories on Lake Gaston, Virginia. It is currently led by King Charles I. It has a population of about 100 and has conquered several other micronations.
- 1 History
- 2 Government
- 3 Provinces and Territories
Thebes was founded by Eithan Ackerman and Charles Miller on June 19, 2019. Eithan Ackerman was declared the first king and became Eithan I of Thebes. Charles Miller became the first vizier in Thebes. His brother, James Miller became Consul of Law Enforcement the following day. In the next few days, several key members of Thebes would join. Declan Welsh became the Consul of Military, Cayden Ludlow became the Consul of Technology, Alex Savage became Consul of Education and Knowledge. The government was laid out and the island of Cadmea was annexed and named. The capital, New Thebes, was founded.
The Garf Conflict
On June 30, 2019, Nicholas Gage was appointed head of the military. The following morning of June 31, 2019, Nicholas Gage and James Miller seceded from Thebes as the Garf Nation, with Nicholas serving as King Nicholas I. A brief battle ensured, with no casualties or clear winner, known as the Battle of Becusa. A treaty was called between the two nations. That very day, the Garf Nation expanded to six members, including Nicholas's siblings, Caroline and Abraham Gage. After several days, however, only 3 members of the Garf Nation remained, Nicholas I, James Miller, and Abraham Gage. Several, including Caroline Gage, joined Thebes, while others simply left. On July 5, 2019, Abraham Gage left the Garf Nation and replaced James Miller as Consul of Law Enforcement. Then, later that same day, there was a schism between Nicholas I and James Miller. Nicholas I abdicated the throne and declared his independence from the Garf Nation, becoming Nicholas I of Sparta. James Miller succeeded the throne as James I. The next week he conquered a chain of uninhabited islands near Cadmea and prepared for war on Thebes. He changed his mind, however, and wrote a treaty with Thebes. James I became James Miller, Consul of Citizenship. The Garf Nation dissolved, and its land went to Thebes.
After the Garf Conflict, Thebes began rapidly expanding, going from about 15 citizens to 50 citizens. During this time most government positions were filled out. The provinces of Millerus and Ackermanus were annexed, as well as Ludlow Island. An election was held among the consuls to decide who would become the next Vizier of Thebes. Charles Miller was elected King Charles I, and Alex Savage became vizier. Eithan Ackerman became the Consul of Education and Knowledge.
A Time of Expansion and Conquest
On August 20, 2019, William O'Brien, a citizen of Thebes, declared himself King William I of the Meme Nation. Within a day, the Meme Nation had 15 members, several of them Theban citizens and politicians. Each nation installed spies in the other. Meme Nation aggressively declared war on Thebes. No battles were fought however, and after several weeks the Meme Government collapsed. William I dissolved the Meme Nation.
Caleb Chapman, bodyguard to Charles, briefly declared independence from Thebes and became Caleb I of Troy. After four days, however, Troy wished to be absorbed back into Thebes. No penalties were given to Caleb Chapman.
The provinces of Oedipo, Thunderbirda, Dominicus, and Laiusa were recently annexed by Thebes. Oedipo, Thunderbirda, and Dominicus are located in land the United States claims for the American state of North Carolina, while Laiusa is located on Lake Gaston.
The Mugie War
Kody Ludlow, brother of Cayden Ludlow and citizen of Thebes, was unhappy with the creation of Oedipo, which included land in his backyard. He declared himself independent from Thebes, and was crowned Emperor Lekolilo I of the Mugie. After about two weeks of fighting between Mugie and Thebes, a treaty was written by Charles I which disbanded the Mugie, ended the dispute over land, and made Emperor Lekolilo into Lekolilo Ludlow, governor of Oedipo.
Usyllia (The People's Republic of Usyllia) was a micronation led by Harley Mumfrey and declared war on Thebes on Thursday October 3 2019 at 10:15 am. However, in a deal comprised between Cayden Ludlow and Harley Mumfrey, Harley agreed to join Thebes, as long as the government treated him fairly. The deal was signed days after the formation of Usyllia.
The Natalie and Ohana Nations
Natalie Dougherty, a newly made citizen of Thebes, demanded to be made vizier of Thebes during the Theban Vizier Crisis. When her request was denied, she seceded from Thebes to create the Natalie Nation, as Queen Natalie I. Although she gained about seven members, the Natalie Nation did not have a stable government, and soon collapsed. Several days after, however, the Ohana Nation rose from the former members. Violet Engen, an associate of Natalie's, became Queen Violet I, although she was essentially a puppet monarch to Natalie. Within a day, they had 25 members. War seemed imminent with Thebes. However, soon after reaching 50 members, corruption and mistreatment of citizens caused about 80% of members to leave. Around this time, Natalie deposed Violet I and became Natalie I of the Ohana Nation. Soon afterwards, however, the government became in trouble with the administration of an American school. In the aftermath, the Ohana Nation disbanded.
These are other events that are or have occurred in the nation of Thebes.
The nation of Thebes also has announced that they will be hosting the 2021 Micronational Olympics, the project size and actual convention planning done by the government of Thebes are yet to be confirmed though at the moment.
On November 5, Thebes founded the ITUMNA, The International Treaty of Unrecognized Micronations of North America. Thebes is currently the only member, although the Ohana Nation was a member for several days, until its collapse.
The Theban government consists of a king, a vizier, 12 consuls, the Jury of Twelve, and governors. The king is a consul elected by other consuls to that term. The vizier, his second-in-command, is also elected by the consuls. Each consul oversees a different faction of the government. There are 12 consuls:
- Consul of Military
- Consul of Law Enforcement
- Consul of Technology
- Consul of Education
- Consul of Food and Agriculture
- Consul of Citizenship
- Consul of Creative Works
- Consul of Economy
- Consul of Medicine and Health
- Consul of Foreign Affairs
- Consul of Events and Charity
- Consul of Architecture
The Jury of Twelve consists of twelve Jurors and is headed by the vizier. The Jurors are elected by citizens, appointed by the king, or appointed by the vizier.
Provinces and Territories
Thebes currently has 8 provinces and 3 territories. In those provinces and territories, there are 10 cities.
Thebes has eight provinces.They are:
Five of the provinces are located on Lake Gaston, while three are located near the American settlement of Apex.
Thebes has three territories. They are:
- Turtle Lodge
- Turtle Tavern
Two are nature preserves on Lake Gaston, while one is located in the Outer Banks.
Thebes has ten cities so far. They are:
- New Thebes
- Garf City
- Savage City
- Welsh City
- Murmur City
- Funderburk City
- Canal City
- Galonka Town
- Fort Zachary
- Fort Epiminondas
- Fort Claudius
Most of them are located on Lake Gaston.