Kingdom of Trebia

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Kingdom of Trebia (Spanish: Reino de Trebia)
Flag of Trebia.jpg FlagEscudo Trebiano.png Seal

Motto
"Deus, Patria, Rex"
Anthem
Ode to Trebia
Official language(s) Spanish and English (official)
Official religion(s) Roman Catholic
Demonym Trebian
Government Catholic Monarchy
- King Paolo Emilio I
Established Independence act expected in 2026
Currency Balboa, USD
National animal Cat
Patron saint St. Paul

Official Website Trebian Forum

The Kingdom of Trebia is a secessionist movement, and micronation located in the Isthmus of Panama.

History

A young micronation with nothing much to say, rather than it's population grows slowly but surely. And there is a constant fight for economic growth under Panamenian territory.

The Trebian forum was released on Monday, 15 September, 2014. It is a very new forum and as such, it lacks members and posts, but the forum is expected to increase in such things.

In January 2015, the Trebian Government started it's email address, trebiagov@gmail.com


Religion

Main article: Roman Catholicism

Trebia shall be a Roman Catholic Monarchy. The Traditional Roman Catholic rite, abolished by the Second Vatican Council, will be condoned, and made compulsory, by the Trebian government, promoting the use of the Latin Mass, and traditional architecture for religious buildings, as well as a revival of the Gregorian Chant and the Religious Baroque music.

The inspiring architecture of the interior of the Bath abbey.
The inside of the Bath Abbey, an inspiration for the future Gothic styled Cathedral for Trebia's Capital

Government and politics

Trebia shall be a Catholic monarchy, with limited, yet slightly existent restriction upon the Monarch, and the government will be divided into Governorships, which will be divided into townships. This is a scheme of the government that will be formed upon secession.

Government Division

Position Description Headquarters
The Monarchy The Monarchy shall be formed to rule over all the subjects and land that Trebia will claim for secession.
Monarch Holds absolute power, and his title is hereditary. He also holds the title of Commander-in-Chief of the Trebian Armed Forces. Royal Palace
Royal Armed Forces It's branches include: the Royal Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Intelligence Office, Sappers Corps, and War [Music] Band. Royal Palace, Royal Armed Forces Headquarters
Royal Treasury Administers public funding and collects taxes from Provincial Treasuries. Royal Palace, Central Bank
Royal Tribunal of the Holy Office The Official Inquisition, deals with baptized Catholics in heresy to prevent it's diffusion. Royal Palace
Royal Offices Institutions responsible for the bureaucracy of the Kingdom.
Royal Office of Education Enforces the section of the law code regarding Primary, Secondary and Higher Education. Office building located in the vicinity of the Palace
Royal Office of Idoneities Certifies a person as having properly studied some professions, such as medicine, and handing over a license to practice it. Office building located in the vicinity of the Palace
Royal Office of Research Compiles and supports scientific research, and shares technological knowledge with the general public, the military, and the private sector. Office building located in the vicinity of the Palace, as well as a Royal Library and Laboratory installations for research
Governorships Governorships are the Provincial governments.
Governor The title is hereditary, and the Governor acts in representation of the King in the land that he governs (a province). The only province without a governor will be the Capital province, where the King acts as it's Governor. Provincial Castle
Provincial Treasury Collects taxes in their respective province, spends it locally and sends the surplus revenue to the Royal Treasury. Provincial Castle
Law Tribunals Will assign a judge and a prosecutor to every province. Tries and sentences law breakers. Justice Courts
Constable Is the Chief of Police. Constables are in charge of managing law enforcement in every Trebian city, they have a policing zone assigned to them. Police Division Headquarters
Spokesperson Announces the decisions of the Governorship to the population. Provincial Castle
Municipal government Governs Districts, or Townships, again subdivided in Corregimientos. This division is directly inherited from Panama's own political divisions.
Mayor Is the head of a district. He will be elected by the population, and may serve for a certain term. Town Hall
City Council Composed by a Mayor and the Corregidores. Town Hall
Corregidores They govern a Corregimiento, a subdivision of districts. Communal House

Military

Trebia has a planned military but it is not developed neither possible to develop yet. However, any effort will be put on an army at the time of Independence (but there is no intent on violent secession), but it will be based purely on armed neutrality. Even so, Trebia actually has a military anthem, the "Himno de la Santa Causa" (Anthem of the Holy Cause) was composed to be a military anthem.

The King will hold the title of Commander-in-Chief of the Trebian troops, and will have an absolute control of the army, and even the right to declare war.

Conscription is very unlikely, and will only be employed during a national emergency. Conscription will recruit the toughest citizens in Trebia that are past 20 years old. The minimum age for volunteer military service will be 16 years old.

There may be no intent on violent secession, but the nation looks forward to having a small, decent army to defend it's own territory and interests.

Economy

Trebia will have a free market based economy, with little government intervention in the course of private business. The only restrictions put on free enterprise have to do with free speech restrictions put by the government, and a resistance to globalization. The Trebian economy hasn't been well developed yet, due to not having seceded yet. However, the main goal is to privatize the means of production in corporations and guilds.

Public Sector

There will be three taxes levied in Trebia. This table shows all the taxes that will be levied upon the secession of Trebia. All the values (except for import tariffs) are flat taxes, meaning that no matter how much there is of an income disparity, the percentages here are the same for everyone.

Tax Description Percentage Exemptions
Income/Corporate profit tax Deduction from both personal wages and corporate profits 10% of income None
Commercial Transactions Tax On every purchase of goods and services, this percentage will be added to total cost 5% of total purchase cost Exempt goods include foods (including alcoholic beverages), books, medicine, religious items, school supplies, while private medical and schooling services are exempt from this tax
Property tax Annual payment of a percentage of the value of all the properties owned by the taxpayer 2.5% of total property value Churches, Hospitals, Schools and Orphanages are exempt from this tax
Royal Fifth Inspired on old Spain's Quinto Real (Royal Fifth) will deduct a fifth of any treasure (mineral wealth, war spoils) found. 20% of the treasure found None
Trade Tariffs Tariffs imposed on imports to protect the local producer Could vary depending on the offer and demand of the product, and number of competitors, both at a national level Exports are exempt from tariffs, only goods coming in are taxed

Taxes will be collected by the Governorships, in each province, and then a small percentage of the revenue will be kept by the Governorship for local expenditure and the surplus revenue will be sent to the Royal Government, to be spent on national defense and nation-wide infrastructure.

Another potential source of income for the government is penal labor quotas, mandatory in penitentiaries. Import tariffs, which will be kept high for products produced locally, if there isn't a monopoly on production, as to protect private enterprise locally (protectionism). However, goods not produced locally and that enjoy relatively high demand will pay low tariffs.


Culture

Trebian culture is influenced by intentionally imported cultural aspects of Western Classical Culture. Despite the reasons for Trebia to secede from Panama are mostly political, culture change is a priority as well. The government will promote teaching on Classical culture in schools to create a better educated population.

Architecture

Main Articles: Gothic Architecture Baroque Architecture Colonial Architecture

Part of the Trebian policy consists on the revival of Western Classical architecture. The considered currents are Gothic, Baroque, and Spanish Colonial.

Palazzo Barberini, in Rome, Italy, a guideline for Trebia's own Government Palace

Domestic architecture will be mostly Traditional Italian and Spanish Colonial, among other styles.

Music

Main Articles: Early Classical Music Common Practice

Unique music is going to be developed in a near future. European influences, mainly Western Classical, could influence in Trebian folk music. Adoption of traditional, folkloric Panamanian culture has been taken in mind.

Proposed Trebian folk instruments

Instruments included for Trebian folk music are guitar, violin, bagpipe, clarinet, flute, tambourine and maracas.

Cuisine

Traditional dishes already exist. Some of them are Panamanian (read link above) and others are proper Trebian, mainly with crops to be produced in tropical climates, although wheat is widely used too. Panamanian dishes that may be included in, or at least influence Trebia include Tamales, Almojábanos, Carimañolas, Tortillas and Hojaldre. Italian and Mexican cuisine also have a huge influence.

National Holidays

The following chart shows official Holidays in the Kingdom of Trebia.

Name Date Notes
New Year's Day January 1st Beginning of the calendar year
Carnival's Monday The Monday before Ash Wednesday First day of Carnival
Carnival's Tuesday The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday Second day of Carnival
Holy Week Palm Sunday, Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday The celebration of the Holy Week, one of the most important religious observances of the Catholic Church
Easter Sunday On the first Sunday after the first full moon right after the Vernal Equinox. For more information, see how the day of Easter Sunday is calculated Easter Sunday conmemorates the Resurrection of Christ. It is an official day of feasting for Trebians
Father's Day Third Sunday of June Tribute to all Fathers
Children's Day Third Sunday of July Tribute to all Children of Trebia
Day of All Saints November 1st A day to remember the Saints and pray for them
Day of the Dead November 2nd A day to remember the dead
Thanksgiving Day Fourth Sunday of October A day to give thanks to the Lord
Mother's Day December 8th Tribute to all Mothers
Christmas Day December 25th Traditional Christmas celebration
Innocent's Day December 28th A day to play pranks on others and have fun (Similar to April Fools)
New Year's Eve December 31st Ending of the calendar year

The Roman Catholic Church's Holy Days of Obligation are also official days within the Kingdom of Trebia. On these days, citizens will abstain from work, with the exception of firefighters, police and doctors. However, these turns must shift after the day before Mass, so that these citizens will not miss Mass due to work. As an alternative, the Eucharist can be brought to the workplace.

Name Date
Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God January 1st
Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord January 6th
Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary March 19th
Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord Thursday of the 6th week of Eastertide
Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Thursday after Trinity Sunday
Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles June 29th
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary August 15th
Solemnity of All Saints November 1st
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary December 8th
Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord December 25th

Please note that the date of the Independence Day of Trebia hasn't been put since the Independence of Trebia hasn't been declared.


Foreign relations

Trebian diplomatic relations are always informal (as there is no experienced diplomat, capacity to have embassies, or Trebia having declarated it's independence). All Trebian relations are unofficial and informal, and at an almost personal level. However, upon declarated independence, Trebia seeks to make these relations official.

Trebia is related to these countries:

Allies

-Bandeirarutena.pngKingdom of Ruthenia

Unilateral recognition of other Micronations from Trebia's side

-Quailiaflag.jpgEmpire of Quailia

Unilateral recognition of recognized independent countries (Macronations) from Trebia's side

-Vatican City

-Russian Federation

-United States of America

-Republic of Poland

-Hungary


See also

Ode to Trebia

Paolo Emilio I

External links

Wikipedia links

Republic of Panama

Separatism

Divine Right of Kings

Role of Christianity in Civilization

Christendom

Traditionalist Catholic