United Kingdom of New Wessex

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United Kingdom of New Wessex
Coat of arms
Motto: Look for the Light
Anthem: Protectors of the Earth
and largest city
Official languagesEnglish
GovernmentAbsolute monarchy
• King
HM King Declan I
• Heir apparent
HRH Prince Ciaran
EstablishmentKingdom of South Bank
1 May 2002
United Kingdom of New Wessex
14 January 2012
• 2012 census
CurrencyPound sterling (£)
Time zoneUTC

The United Kingdom of New Wessex (sometimes abbreviated as the UKNW) was an absolute monarchy ruled by Declan I, II & V, functioning as a political union between the Kingdom of Wilcsland and the Kingdom of Orly, in addition to two colonies. Wilcsland and Orly, ruled by Declan from 2009 and 2010 respectively, were unified into New Wessex in January 2012, but the union collapsed after the Liberation of Orly in June 2013.



The Kingdom of Wilcsland could trace itself back to the Chiefdom of the Plains, founded in 1995. This split up into several small tribes which were conquered by the Chiefdom of the Sun under Chief Nectombetec II in 1999 and united into the Kingdom of South Bank on 1 May 2002, creating what would become the Monarchy of Wilcsland with Nectombetec II crowned His Majesty King Declan I of South Bank.

South Bank transitioned into the Kingdom of Atlantis in 2003, which in turn transitioned into the Kingdom of the Taklamacan in 2005, both times due to the population of the nation being forced to migrate. As Atlantis, the nation gained the Kingdom of Saqqara and the Kingdom of Thebes as vassal states, and as the Taklamacan gained the Kingdom of Corran as a further vassal.

A new nation also founded and ruled by Declan I, namely the Kingdom of Moylurg, began to rise to prominence after being founded in June 2009; Saqqara and Thebes were made subkingdoms of the Taklamacan, while the Taklamacan itself along with Corran were made Moylurgian Commonwealth Realms. These two nations then joined in political union with Moylurg as the Empire of Moylurg on 7 March 2010, which was renamed back to a Kingdom the following month. The Kingdom of Moylurg, still with Saqqara and Thebes as nominally semi-autonomous subkingdoms but ruled in its entirety by Declan I, transitioned into the Kingdom of Wilcsland on 10 November 2010.


Orly was initially founded as a Caesarship, on 4 July 2010. Geographically close to the Empire of Austenasia and recognizing the suzerainty of its emperor, the Orlian population was comprised mostly of friends of the then Emperor Esmond III who had been inspired to found a small nation of their own while supporting him during the Austenasian Civil War. The Caesarship split into two independent kingdoms later that month: Copan and the Grove. The Grove was ruled by a native leader, King Calum I, whereas Crown Prince Jonathan of Austenasia arranged for Copan to have Declan I made its King, with Jonathan governing it as the King's viceroy.

Under the terms of the edict that had separated the Caesarship, Declan I became head of state of the Grove when its throne became vacant on 8 December 2010, and immediately declared the reunification of the two kingdoms back into an Orlian state, known as the Tsardom of Orly. The Tsardom was ruled remotely by Declan I from Wilcsland, who appointed a local Viceroy and various native vassal monarchs to rule in his stead.


On 14 January 2012, Declan I announced the political union of the Kingdom of Wilcsland with the Tsardom of Orly into the new United Kingdom of New Wessex. Reforms took place in Orly; its epithet of Tsardom was dropped - Declan I being restyled King of Orly - and its local vassal monarchies were abolished, although the viceroyalty was retained out of necessity. The subkingdom status of Thebes was also abolished at this time, being completely integrated into Wilcsland.

On 12 September 2012, Markus II conquered New Wiltshire on behalf of New Wessex, creating the first overseas colony of New Wessex. He was appointed Viceroy of New Wiltshire by the King. On 17 November later that year, another colony, New South Scotland, was also annexed. Situated in Australasia, this gave New Wessex an empire on which the sun never sets.


Declan I had concurrently ruled as Emperor of Austenasia since December 2010, but abdicated from this throne in January 2013, gifting New South Scotland to the Empire of Austenasia upon the ascension of his successor Emperor Jonathan I.

Most of Declan's authority within Orly had been based on his position as Emperor, and without this imperial throne his rule became seen more as a foreign imposition. On 24 June 2013, Orly became independent once more after dissatisfaction with his reign reached a tipping point. Declan I was deposed and Emperor Jonathan I appointed new native monarchs upon the request of the population. In mid-July 2013, New Wiltshire also left New Wessex, being conquered by New Israel.

New Wessex continued to nominally exist, despite Wilcsland now being its sole "constituent" country, but shortly after this, Declan I abandoned his administration of the state. On 31 December 2014, King Ptolemy II seized the throne from his elder brother Declan in an attempt to restore stable governance to Wilcsland, announcing the official dissolution of the now defunct "union" of New Wessex that same day.


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An area of Wilton, in Wilcsland

New Wessex was an absolute monarchy. The King of New Wessex held sole and absolute executive, legislative, and judicial power and authority. He can appoint co-rulers and grant titles at will. The power and authority of all other offices within New Wessex ultimately derived from his throne.

The royal family of Wilcsland was the House of Mac Donnchadha-Houghton, a large family rumoured to be descended from High Kings of Ireland and Holy Roman Emperors. None of the Wessaxon people ever expressed a desire to remove the monarchy, and never expressed a desire to limit the powers of the reigning monarch.

Foreign relations

New Wessex inherited the foreign relations of Wilcsland, the diplomatic policy of which was focused mainly on the defence and expansion of the influence of the Wilcslandian Monarchy. The foremost international partner of New Wessex was the Empire of Austenasia, which Declan I ruled in personal union and which held a military alliance with the Empire of Austenasia until 7 August 2013 (inherited from one established between Moylurg and Austenasia on 7 August 2010). New Wessex also held informal friendly relations with numerous micronations in the MicroWiki Community, which began to be established in the Moylurgian Golden Period.

New Wessex further inherited formal diplomatic treaties signed by Moylurg in 2010 with the Zonian Confederacy, the Kingdom of Angador, the Federal Republic of St.Charlie and the Midget Nation-in-Exile.