Union of Asermia
| Union of Asermia|
Asermian: Oinun o Aimresa
Archaic Rikutsaren: Zabtab ajj Rakuietar
Illic est haud Terminus ut Licentia Iunctus.
|Capital city||Safety Harbor (Executive)|
Clearwater (Legislative) (2012)
Archaic Rikutsaren (then Rakwietrab) (2012)
|- Prime Minister||Netwafeczrā I|
|Currency||Grande [ASG] (2010-2012)|
Yèrb [RKY] (2012-2013)
|National animal||Oriolus Auratus|
|Patron saint||St. Francis de Sales|
The Union of Asermia (Shortened Asermia) was a large micronation spanning the entire world, mainly in North America. The country had 87 States, with capitals in Safety Harbor, Clearwater, and Adrian. The Nation took up an estimated 17% of Earth's total land area. The main Languages were Asermian (Aimresan) and later Archaic Rikutsaren (Rakwietrab).
On July 6, 2010, the micronational proposal that would later come to be known by multiple names (most prominently the Union of Asermia), was started. It was begun in response to a book known as "The Book of Lost States" by Michael J. Trinklein, which featured many states of the United States of America that once existed, were going to be incorporated, or were proposed. It also included many secessionist entities, including the Republic of Rough and Ready, and the Vermont Republic. The first name proposed for this new nation project was the Kingdom of Aciremai. The name originated from "America" spelled backward. However, the paper it was written on was lopsided, so the extra "i" was added to center the name without having to erase it or create an entirely different sheet. On July 11, the name was changed to the "United Kingdom of Lost States", a name that it held until its independence was declared. The declaration of independence was signed in what became the County of Esiped (which has since been returned to the USA) at 12 o'clock noon EST on July 14, 2010, marking the beginning of a chain of micronations that ends with modern-day Rikuchar. At the time of its establishment, it consisted of 20 states, 2 territories, and a district.
Almost immediately, governors and leaders were appointed for each state. The large territory of the United States outside these claims was incorporated as the sole district, the District of Vespucci. The District of Vespucci gradually shrank over the next few weeks, until by the start of August, it had completely vanished. However, the district did not vanish due to it being fully incorporated, but rather it was unincorporated and given back to the United States of America. On July 24, the first elections for the United Kingdom of Lost States were held, and Armka Stuord won. However, he resigned in Mid-September. After his resignation, another vote for Prime Minister was held, and Vrokaw won the popular vote over Prohwaro Stuord, the former governor of the State of Lincoln.
In the month of November 2010, there was an explosion in new nation formation within Vrokaw's social community, completely independent of the online micronational community. 3 new nations were created around the world, and all were eager to become allies with the United Kingdom of Lost States. One nation, the Dynasty of Haikiatu-Shanat, claimed Japan and Taiwan. Another, the Shin Lon Dynasty, claimed the entirety of Africa, Antarctica and Australia, the majority of Europe and South America, and the portions of North America that were not already claimed by the United Kingdom of Lost States. The final nation, the Kingdom of Sparta, claimed Greece and Brazil, and was reluctant to become allies with the other nations.
In the latter part of the month of November, due to a dispute between it and the United Kingdom of Lost States, the Shin Lon Dynasty was dis-established. The land was sectioned and given to the Dynasty of Haikiatu-Shanat, and the newly created Principality of Gaul, led by former governor of Ireland, Nati Kazukzap.
In January 2011, Kazukzap proposed genocide of the mentally ill citizens in the UKLSEA. Prime Minister Vrokaw refused harshly. Angered, Gaul invaded the Spartan Empire to the south, forming a communist state, the New Holy Roman Empire. In the following weeks, the northwestern provinces of the Dynasty of Haikiatu-Shanat seceded as the Second Shin Lon Dynasty. The new dynasty, Haikiatu-Shanat, the UKLSEA, and the newly created March of Reid (which occupied Northern Mexico), allied with each other and all declared war on the New Holy Roman Empire. Following two minor battles at the running track behind their middle school, the allies succeeded in conquering the New Holy Roman Empire and ended what is now called the Great Atlantic War. Soon afterwards, however, all of the nations outside the UKLSEA collapsed. This began a period of internal development and isolation known as the "Cold Era".
On December 5, 2011, the newly renamed Union of Asermia allied with the Royal Kingdom of Galacia, bringing the Cold Era to an end. The next day, a conflict of territorial claims arose with nations in the mid-western United States. This dispute lasted 3 days and was ended with an alliance with the Democracy of Grum (now the Grémmian Republic). This dispute is now known as the Asermia-Grum dispute.
The Smallia-Asermia Dispute
The Smallia-Asermia Dispute was a border dispute between Asermia and the Kingdom of Smallia (Now the Principality of Sabovia) The dispute began on the 1st of June 2012, when King David I of Smallia noticed that Asermia had claimed all of the British Isles. He notified Prime Minister Vrokă of the problem. Vrokă gladly agreed to relinquish what he believed was a small field in the North of Tetbury, England. However, David then expanded his claims to the other half of the field, and shortly after Andrew claimed the surrounding fields.
After a long argument that lasted about a day, Vrokaw gave up all of Tetbury (despite the fact David only claimed half of Tetbury). The dispute continued for a week. Sometime in that week, King Andrew declared himself king of Asermia, despite the fact that Asermia was the Parliamentary Republic. Shortly after, the dispute became dormant. It did not resume until the 20th of June 2012, when David and the leader of Spanionia had an argument, leading to David claiming Spanionia. To avoid being a part of Smallia, Webb turned on Asermia, taking Smallia's side in the dispute.
On the 9th of July, both sides retreated, unofficially ending the conflict. On 31 July 2012, Vrokă was near the end of the Prime Minister elections for Asermia, and purposely chose not to run. That same day, Emperor Andrew and Vrokă made a peace treaty, officially ending the dispute.
The Asermian Calendar was devised on January 1st 2012. It was the "sister" calendar of the defunct Simlish calendar, and was the official calendar of 77 states. 22 other states used the Jarturian calendar, which was adopted due to Asermia's alliance with the United Districts of Treznabed. The remainder of the states in the nation continued to use the Gregorian Calendar.
The Asermian Calendar consisted of Four Months: Raunayi (14 July - 21 October) Nuyi(22 October - 25 December) Luyi (26 December - 4 April) Ebmecedar (5 April - 13 July) In non-leap years, 3 Months had 100 Days, and Nuyi Had 65. In leap years, an Extra Day was added between the 65th and 66th days of Luyi (28 February & 1 March), which was called Pecnit. Year 0 was 2010 in the Gregorian Calendar, and that year began on 14 July.
The Asermian Electoral System was called "The Accumulative System". It worked like this: Each County of each state had a certain number of people, who went to poll stations to vote. After everybody in the county had voted, each poll station counted up the total number of votes and sent that number to the county seat where the total votes for the entire county would be calculated. At this stage, the poll stations turned into "Counting Offices". When the calculations were final and checked a few times for error, the county sent these numbers to the state capital. The same thing that happened in the county happened in the State counting office, just on a larger scale. The state then sent these numbers to their District. Now you may be thinking it should have been district and then state. But there were not multiple districts in a state, there were multiple states in a district. There were five districts, each one containing many states. The District counting offices were in the most populous cities of said districts (Except for district 1). Once the district counting offices were done calculating the numbers; they sent those numbers to the national capital, where whichever candidate received the popular vote, won (unless a case arose such as the case in 2001 with The US presidential election). But it was not even THIS simple. Each Office of each state and district directly received numbers from poll stations and the counties they resided in. The District offices also Received from the Rest of The District they resided in. so they had to add their county and state votes to the other counties and states to find those totals, instead of receiving those numbers pre-calculated.
Asermia maintained foreign relations with 5 nations:
- Royal Kingdom of Galacia - 5 December 2011
- Democracy of Grum - 9 December 2011
- Great Kingdom of Domus - 12 December 2011
- The United Districts of Treznabed - 12 December 2011
- Republic of Oelania - 1 May 2012