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Kingdom of Trebia
| Kingdom of Trebia (Spanish: Reino de Trebia) |
"Deus, Patria, Rex"
Ode to Trebia
|Official language(s)||Spanish and English (official)|
|Official religion(s)||Roman Catholic|
|- Leader||Paolo Emilio I|
|Patron saint||St. Paul|
The Kingdom of Trebia is a secessionist movement, and micronation located in the Isthmus of Panama.
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.
In January 2015, the Trebian Government started it's email address, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, 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.
Government and nobility
Trebia shall be a Catholic monarchy, in which the monarch has absolute powers, on the condition that it does not contradict Church dogma (absolute, but not arbitrayy monarchy).
Power will be decentralized to an extent, and local nobility will be allowed to own fiefs to produce wealth, in exchange of helping the central monarchy enforce laws and collect taxes.
The noble hierarchy goes in the following order: Duke, Count, Baron, Lord.
Duchies would be the largest fiefs, followed by counties. Within counties there would be baronies, which in turn would contain towns/cities, rural lands owned by commoners, and manorial lands owned by small lords.
Towns and cities would be run by mayors, elected periodically by a city council. City councils could be formed by outstanding citizens of said town or city.
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, so that the nation looks forward to having a small, decent army to defend it's own territory and interests.
As one of the only fully centralized institutions of the Kingdom of Trebia, the King will hold the title of Commander-in-Chief of the Trebian troops, and will have a direct control of the armed forces.
The armed forces will consist of the Army, by land, the Navy, by sea, and the Air Force, by air.
The police will take care of enforcing laws, and there will be a small division led by a Constable for each town or city, and detachments that will patrol most remote rural areas.
There will be a law court in each duchy or county, each with at least two judges, and a prosecutor.
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, a ban on usury (lending with interest) 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.
These will be the 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.
|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 local baronies, cities and towns in each province, and then a small percentage of the revenue will be kept by the local fiefs and cities for local expenditure on infrastructure and maintenance, 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.
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.
Part of the Trebian policy consists on the revival of Western Classical architecture. The considered currents are Gothic, Baroque, and Spanish Colonial.
Domestic architecture will be mostly Traditional Italian and Spanish Colonial, among other styles.
Unique music is going to be developed in a near future. European influences, mainly Western Classical, could influence in Trebian folk music.
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.
The following chart shows official Holidays in the Kingdom of Trebia.
|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.
|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.
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:
Unilateral recognition of other Micronations from Trebia's side
-Empire of Quailia
Unilateral recognition of recognized independent countries (Macronations) from Trebia's side