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United Holy Kingdom of Beaulosagñe and the Knights Templar of the Holy Grail
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United Holy Kingdom of Beaulosagñe and the Knights Templar of the Holy Grail|
Non nobis Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam
Spain & Portugal |
|Capital city||Peñiscola (Spain)|
|Largest city||Peñiscola (Spain)|
|Official language(s)||Esperantido (IO), Spanish (ES), Portuguese (PT), French (FR), Italian (IT), English (EN), German (DE), Dutch (NL)|
|Official religion(s)||Templar Church|
|Short name||Beaulosagñe/Templar Kingdom/ Grail Kingdom/ Holy Kingdom/ Kingdom of Heaven.|
|Government||Absolute Theocratic Monarchy|
|- King||Jesus Christ|
|- Hand of the King||HRH Prince Eugenio II|
|- Grand Master Knight||HRH Prince Eugenio II|
|- Type||- appointed|
|- Number of seats||- 12 seats|
as Order (686/1804) |
as Nation (862/1980)
as Church (894/2012)
|Currency||Sovereign Templar Crown = 12£UK|
|Time zone||(GMT +24 min)|
|National sport||jousting, swordsmanship|
|National animal||Humming bird|
|Patron saint||St. Michael & St. George|
|country website code: KB calling code: +333/+363|
The United Holy Kingdom of Beaulosagñe and the Knights Templar of the Holy Grail, or simply Templar Kingdom or Beaulosagñe is an autonomus territorial nation which claims to be a sovereign state but is more commonly referred to as a micronation by external observers. founded in 1980 first as a dream, which generally became a desire to become a real independent state. Beaulosagñe is a Christian nation that has Jesus Christ as head of state. The nation is ruled as an absolute theocratic monarchy.
The Templar Kingdom does meet all four criteria set forth in the 1933 Montevideo convention no matter its size or the fact that most of its citizens do not live with in Templar Kingdom territory boundaries, therefore the Templar Kingdom does not consider itself a micronation but a sovereign microstate. It has been a free micronation since its foundation in the Netherlands, but when the prince moved, new territories were claimed.
Beaulosagñe is located on the Iberian Peninsula and is a medieval type of kingdom in a modern world. It is a nation that thinks green and is anti-nuclear. It is also a nation where the Knights Templar are real knights and have a nation of their own, where they are still guardians of the Grail. The Templar Kingdom follows the where there is no constitution but which has a Carta Magnifica. It later became known as the only templar kingdom in the world.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Government and Politics
- 4 Military and Police
- 5 Economy
- 6 Culture
- 7 References
Beaulosagñe's oldest spelling of it's name is: Bolozanje. The nation's name is based on two words: Beau(lo) = Beautiful and Zan(je) = Land and or sand. Therefore Beaulosagñe means both beautiful land or holy land. The United Holy Kingdom of Beaulosagñe and the Knights Templar of the Holy Grail is also known just as Beaulosagñe. Other names used for the Kingdom are: Grail Kingdom, Templar Kingdom, Holy Kingdom, Kingdom of Heaven. The nation is called the Templar Kingdom because it's military is made up of templars, who still follow the knight's code of honour.
The Knight's Templar
The history of the Knights Templar is comprised of events that span 200 years. It is covered in excellent books that tell the whole story from different perspectives But if you want to get a very brief education in the main historic events that involve the legendary order of warrior monks, here is a quick sum up if important dates:
- 1099 Jerusalem captured during the First Crusade. Godfrey de Saint-Omer, one of the future founders of the Knights Templar order, most likely came to the Holy Land at this time.
- 1119 The Order of the Knights Templar was established in Jerusalem by twelve knights, including Hugues de Payens, the order’s first Grandmaster. Their main stated purpose was to protect Christian pilgrims in the Holy Land. King Baldwin II (pictured) granted the knights the use of the mosque on Temple Mount.
- 1129 The Knights Templar were officially recognized by Pope Honorius II at the Council of Troyes. The Latin Rule, written by Bernard de Clairvaux, was approved as guidelines for this first religious military order.
- 1139 papal bull Omne Datum Optimum (Latin for “Every perfect gift”, James 1:17), issued by pope Innocent II, made the Knights Templar exempt from tithes and taxes, allowing them to use the spoils of war at their own discretion.
- 1146 The Paris Temple was built, to serve as the global headquarters for the Knights Templar.
- 1187 On July 4, Saladin defeated Crusader forces at Hattin. Templar Knights captured in the battle were beheaded. On October 4, Jerusalem fell to Saladin.
- 1191 The Knights Templar established their new Outre-mer (“Overseas”) headquarters in Acre.
- 1217-21 Castle Pilgrim (Atlit) was built.
- 1229 Jerusalem was regained by crusading forces through diplomatic efforts of Frederick II.
- 1244 In Southern France, papal forces brutally suppressed the Cathars, a powerful heretical group. Jerusalem surrendered by Crusaders for the final time.
- 1291 Fall of Acre. The Syrian citadel of Tortosa and Castle Pilgrim abandoned by the Templars.
- 1302 Fall of Ruad, the last Christian stronghold in Outre-mer.
- 1307 Philip the Fair, King of France, orders massive arrests of the Knights Templar on charges of heresy, sodomy, corruption and apostasy. Torture was used to extract confessions, eventually resulting it executions. Outside of France the fate of the Knights Templar varied greatly, allowing many to escape persecutions.
- 1312 The Order of the Knights Templar was officially dissolved in the bull Vox in Excelso, issued by pope clement V. The order’s possessions were transferred to the Knights Hospitaller. But there is much evidence, that the holy order from this point on, just went underground.
- 1314 Jacques de Molay, the last (official) Grandmaster of the Knights Templar, was burned at the stake in Paris on March 18.
Knights of Mount Zion 1312-1804
- 1312 On the night before his arrest, Jacques De Molay gives his power, secrets and keys, to his second in command, who silently slips out of Paris.
- 1314 Jacques De Molay, the last (official) Grandmaster of the Knights Templar, was burned at the stake in Paris on March 18.
After persecution had broken out, all over France, what was left over of the order, had to go into hiding, a lot of them went to Portugal (this became the Order of Christ), others to Scotland (these got absorbed by the masons), others to Germany (becoming part of the Johannites), again others to the Netherlands. The underground order in France, became know as "Knights of Mount Zion", but knights far away from this order, joined other organizations.When the Templar needed to go underground, they had to join numerous occult organizations, like the Masons, Rosicrucian Order, Johannites, and the Kabbalist Order of the Rose-cross, these occult organizations accepted these Templars as members of their orders, with open arms, with the obvious intend to get their hands on the immense wealth, that king Pillip not had been able to find.
Royaumme du Temple 1804-1980
Out of contempt for the pope, Napoleon Bonaparte sanctioned the reestablishment of the Royaumme du Temple. Jacques Clignet Du Brabant becoming its first Grand Master. This marked the beginning of a revived Templar Order, out in the open again, with no need to hide.
Templar Kingdom 1980-present
In 1980, the Templar Kingdom was formed and it has been a free state since its foundation in the Netherlands, but once the prince moved, so did the territories of the kingdom. The Templar Kingdom later formed alliances with many nations and still to this day base itself on the knight's code of honor. The kingdom plans to expand, using honor, loyalty and goodwill to all men, to make the best of a ever worsening situation. The Kingdom intends to set up a new and fair banking system in the near future and build or restore an old castle for templar use.
Government and Politics
The United Holy Kingdom is an absolute theocratic monarchy with Jesus Christ as its head of state. The state maintains an earthly representative, a prince whose title is "Hand of the King". The Hand is assisted by twelve Paladins (minsters) who are chosen by the Hand for their capable skills. The Paladins serve the Hand for life unless, the Hand re-asigns them. There is no parliament and there are no elections. Paladins and all other necessary officials are appointed by the Hand. The second in command is the Arch-Duke. He would come to power if the Hand suddenly would fall ill. The Templar Kingdom considers itself a legitamate sovereign state by the authority of Christ.
With the collapse of 5 states in Spain, the Templar Kingdom, decided to take over control of these and install a protectorate government there. The Templar Kingdom, made Aquitania, Arimathea, Ebro, Sarre, and Valkyria, Protectorate Pricipalities of the kingdom to preserve the heritage of micronations in Spain. Each has limited autonomous powers under the Hand of the King. Each has a cabinet of 12 ministers, which are elected every 7 years. All Protectorate Principalities of the Templar Kingdom also use the Sovereign Templar Crown. If the Protectorate had a currency before it joined the Union Beaulosagñese, then that currency becomes obsolete at the moment of entering the Union Beaulosagñese.
Constitution and Templar Canon
The basis of law or constitution of the Templar Kingdom is the Templar Cannon. The Templar Cannon is made up of two books, the Templar Codex and Carta Magnifica. These books form the non changeable law of the land. The constitution states new laws are drafted by the parliament, but voted into law by all citizens, new laws cannot at any time make parts of the Carta Magnifica obsolete. All parliament members have to one vote in the process just as every citizen does. If a law is rejected, it has to be redrafted and the government exist to serve the nation and not the nation to serve the government. The constitution also states kingdom is a socialist nation and bans capitalism or neo liberalism.
The Templar Canon is the complete constitution which includes the Carta Magnifica and Templar Codex together. The Carta Magnifica is the first two books that forms the constitution of the Templar Kingdom. The Carta is comprised of various sections dictating the rights and obligations of citizens, parliament, and of his royal highness the prince. The Templar Codex is the second book of the Canon which includes all religious laws which aren't included in the Carta Magnifica. No outside law can change any laws within the Codex and Carta Magnifica.
Hand of the King
The Hand of the King is the representative of King Christ on Earth. His office is that of uniting all Templar orders into one for the second comming of Christ. The Hand is Prince of the Templar Kingdom, since Christ is the King of the Kingdom. The Hand of the King, is (DEX GRA REX) head of state, Grand-Master-Knight of the military order of Templar Knights and (FID DEF) defender of the faith of the Templar Church. The post of Hand of the King, Arch-Duke and that of Paladin are not hereditary, when the Hand abdicates, he chooses the new Hand of the king. The old Hand then stays prince regent until death. The Hand of the King is assisted by a council of 12 knights called the Round Table of the Templar Council. If the Hand of the King dies before appointing a new Hand, then the 12 Paladins will elect one from among themselves, to be the next Hand. (In this process one can not vote for himself.) The Arch-Duke serves as vise-prince in the absence of the Hand. Currently Prince Eugenio II is the Hand of the King.
High Council of Twelve
The High Council of Twelve is a group of 12 highly qualified noble citizens, helping the Hand of the King govern the Holy Kingdom. Each has a task to perform for which the Hand calls them, they are all appointed by the Hand. None of these 12 paladins is voted in through elections. They stay in their position until, the Hand finds he needs them else where. None of these seats are hereditary. If the Hand dies then from these 12 a new Hand is chosen, by the 12 in casting a vote. They can not vote for themselves however.
The Templar Kingdom is known for having foreign relations  with over 41 states and has treaties with some of the countries. Even though the Templar Kingdom has 41 diplomatic relations, it maintains a strict criteria that states a nation must already exist for six months, they must claim land on Earth, have a website with non biased information, no involvement in a war, must be neutral, etc.
Military and Police
Within the Templar Kingdom lay a small military which consists of the branches the Knight's Templar and the Dragon Order. The Knight's Templar is in charge of defense in the nation and the second one is in charge of protecting the "Hand of the King". The United Holy Kingdom of Beaulosagñe and The Knights Templar of the Holy Grail has not been in a war from the foundation of its nation until now and likes to keep it that way. Beaulosagñe keeps the sovereign right not to get involved in wars even if its alliance partners are involved in one. The Templar Kingdom will at all times try to promote peace. None the less, the Templar Kingdom does have an army, and adults becoming of the age of 18, have the serve two years of compulsory service. This period of service may be postponed until the adult has finished his studies. Religious objectors can serve their two year term in another form of compulsory service to the kingdom, in a service, chosen by the kingdom. Beaulosagñe also maintains a police force named the Police Corps. The Police Corps is divided into three levels, Carabinieri, the local police, the Guardia Civil known to be provincial and national water control, and finally the National Police.
Lyonesse Red Guard
The Lyonesse Red Guard is a division of the Knights Templars of the Holy Grail. Through the great Treaty of Friendship and Peace, with the special grace of HRH Eugenio II, Hand of the King and Prince of the United Holy Kingdom of Beaulosagne and the Knights Templar of the Holy Grail, the Sovereign Principality of Lyonesse established the Lyonesse Red Guard, a Holy Royal Division of the Knights Templar of the Holy Grail, serving a foreign dignitary, for the protection of HRH Prince Lothian I, within the Holy Christian Lands of Lyonesse, for the enhancement and enrichment of national allies and humble people of the Principality of Lyonesse.
Beaulosagñe's economy is socialist and the idea of capitalism is frowned upon in the kingdom. The national currency is the Sovereign Templar Crown. Money gram or any other money transfer companies, are by law not allowed to make money transfers to countries outside the European Union, nor to Switzerland, to curb money transfers to hidden bank accounts.
The economy is based on the sales of stamps, coins, banknotes, T-shirts, calenders, books and nobility titles. In the near future, the kingdom plans to add a publishing house to their industry. A company can either be privately or publicly owned, if it is publicly owned the profits of the company goes to the government, however if it is privately owned the profits go to the owner of the company.
Banc Templarii and TSE
The Templar Kingdom is against the idea that just any bank can print money. The printing of new money falls directly under the authority of the Banc Templarii (the central bank of the Templar Kingdom.) no other bank has the right to print the money, if it does it can be charged with counter fitting currency. To replace old, torn and worn out bills, the local bank has to send them back to the Banc Templarii to get new ones.
The Templar Stock Exchange (TSE)is a international trading company of the kingdom. The nation trades many items however, the Sovereign Templar Crown is still not open for trade and stays at a locked rate of 1(╬):12£UK.
The Templar Kingdom follows the following ideologies of green thinking and templarism. Green thinking is basically living a lifestyle without waste, less pollution in the air and water, and an era of planting more trees. Templarism is a less complicated lifestyle of life without mobile phones, fax, computers, television, and the latest gadgets that make companies rich. Most citizens use handmade products.
The Templar Kingdom is unique and different, in its ethnicity, in that it's a christian nation that has Christ as king and that its army is Templar knights, who still hold to the knight's oath. Also the Templar Kingdom is unique in it currency, it being a 12 piece system and not 10/100 piece system as all other nations and it's calender starts from 1118 A.D, it being year 0 of TY system. The Templar Kingdom is also different in that it recommends it's citizen to dress in the Templar clothing style.
The Kingdom uses a different calendar then the rest of Europe. The start date of their calendar is at the formation of the Templar order. So as to know in which year humanity lives, ( from Jan 1 to March 21 subtract 1118, March 21 to Dec 31 subtract 1119) from the current Gregorian calender, to know the date in Templar Years. (TY) example: 1980-1118=862, written as TY862/1980AD or as 862/1980 or just as 862.
The official religion of the Templar Kingdom is the Templar Church .