The Micronational Empire of Thebes

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The Micronational Empire of Thebes
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Motto
"Sed oblivione acriter."
Anthem
"None"

Short Name Thebes
Demonym Theban
Capital City New Thebes
Largest City Ramius
Official Language English

Gastonian

Latin

Population 110 (as of 2020 census data)
Religions All religions are accepted with the exception of The Church of Scientology
Time Zone Eastern (ET)

Government
- Type of Government Elective Monarchy with an Oligarchic Administration

Elections
- Last Election February, 2020

- Currency Iliami
- 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 James I. It has a population of about 115 and has conquered several other micronations[citation needed].

History

Founding

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.

Growth

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

Meme War

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.

Troy

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.

New Provinces

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

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.

Other Events

These are other events that are or have occurred in the nation of Thebes.

Micronational Olympics

The nation of Thebes also announced that they will be hosting the 2021 Micronational Olympics, however, James I canceled the olympics in 2020.

The ITUMNA

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 Harley Schism

Harley Mumfrey before declaring war on Thebes had been a serious micronationalist, and his passion outdated the birth of Thebes. His nation, Usyllia, was eventually founded. The Harley Schism had begun after Thebes had conquered Usyllia. The first event that took place was the fact that he gave up so easily in war, considering how serious he was about micronations. At first King Charles I and Sir Eithan had thought nothing of it. King Charles said he was a very trustworthy person and appointed him governor, and eventually consul of economy. In the next couple weeks Harley had proposed several new ideas to the Theban government that King Charles found outrageous. The main idea he had backing up his strange suggestions was the fact that he wanted to make Thebes a communist nation (like Usyllia had previously been). He kept suggesting ideas to change our flag and basic philosophies that Thebes was formed upon.

After some time had passed King Charles I was hit with a stunning realization of why Harley had been acting suspicious since the end of the war. He proposed the idea that Harley had been infiltrating Thebes from the inside to take control of Thebes as his own. King Charles immediately went to Sir Eithan and told him his findings. They knew they had to be discreet because Harley had gained a lot of support from other Thebans including Cayden Ludlow and other high ranking positions. This had now turned into war once again, but this time Harley was breaking us apart from the inside instead of him and his small army trying to defeat Thebes as a whole.

A little while later, after both sides clamoring for support, the war had come to end. Sir Eithan had been trying to convince King Charles to confront Harley and face him in the open (because he likely didn’t know that Sir Eithan and King Charles were aware of his plan). However, one piece remained preventing The King and the consul of education to face off Harley. He still had many members of Thebes on his side. But, that all changed when Sir Eithan had received a message from Cayden Ludlow stating that him and Harley had a falling out. This meant that Harley and communist side had lost their strongest ally, and the Thebans could now prepare for war. King Charles had confronted Harley and stripped him of his power making him only a governor with no say in elections. However, this for Harley was still not the end. He continued to spread his communist propaganda and try to get back on his feet. Sir Eithan from the beginning had wanted to kick Haley out of Thebes altogether, but Charles argued that we should play it slow so there is no backlash. However, after he had lost his power, but continued to try and take over Thebes, Charles agreed it was time to kick him out of Thebes for good. After a vote, Harley was forced to leave Thebes, resulting in a Theban victory once more, and altogether a stronger more unified force. Slowly but surely all of his followers had once again rejoined Thebes, and Harley Mumfrey was not to cross paths with Thebes again.

Government

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 eight provinces and four territories. In those provinces and territories, there are 10 cities.

Provinces

Thebes has ten provinces.They are:

  • Cadmea
  • Garf
  • Millerus
  • Ackermanus
  • Oedipo
  • Laiusa
  • Thunderbirda
  • Osirgyz
  • Ptolmus
  • Lacuterra

Seven of the provinces are located on Lake Gaston, while two are located near the American settlement of Apex.

Territories

Thebes has four territories. They are:

  • Turtle Lodge
  • Pelopidian Territory
  • Petrulam
  • Lupos


Two are on Lake Gaston, while two are located near the American settlement of Apex

Cities

Thebes has ten cities so far. They are:

  • New Thebes
  • Ramius
  • Maret
  • Garf City
  • Savage City
  • Welsh City
  • Murmur City
  • Eithys
  • Zekoia
  • Funderburk City
  • Terret
  • Canal City
  • Galonka Town
  • Lambertsport
  • Fort Zachary
  • Fort Epiminondas
  • Fort Claudius


Most of them are located on Lake Gaston.