United Provinces of Mauritia
|United Provinces of Mauritia|
"Cras Es Noster"
"The Future is Ours"
Area claimed by Mauritia in orange.
and largest city
|Government||Federal aristocratic crowned republic|
|Lucas of Woestein|
|Lucas von Frag|
|03 July 2013|
|24 July 2013|
|01 November 2015|
|20 April 2020|
• Water (%)
• 2020 estimate
|GVA (PPP)||2020 estimate|
• Per capita
|GVA (nominal)||2020 estimate|
• Per capita
|EPI (2020)||▬ 2.22|
|CGSC (2021)||▲ 4.40|
very high · 10th
|Currency||Mauritiaanse Florin (MFL)|
|Time zone||BRT (UTC−3)|
• Summer (DST)
|Drives on the||right|
Mauritia, officialy United Provinces of Mauritia (Portuguese: Províncias Unidas de Maurícia; Dutch: Verenigde Provinciën van Mauritia), is a virtualist micronation whose claims overlapping most of northeastern Brazil in South America, more specificallt the region that had been under Dutch control. With over 180 citizens, Mauritiaanse territory is divided in 5 provinces and 2 ultramarine territories, with its capital and largest city being Mauritsstad. While the Portuguese is the lingua franca, along with the Dutch, they are the country's two official languages, while the French is recognized as a diplomatic language.
Mauritia was established by twenty Réunian and Pasargadan citizens in 2013 claiming to be a successor state to the Dutch colony of Brazil (1630-1654), and thus, claiming the former Dutch-administrated territories in Brazil. The micronation grew to be one of the most important Brazilian micronations. It's constituion was adopted that same year and the government was established mostly based on the Dutch Republic. Although the micronational activity never ceased in Mauritia, it slowed down until 2015 with the establishment of a new government. Constitution defines the country as a federal feudal constitutional and parliamentary aristocratic republic.
Mauritiaanse economy calculation is being accomplished by means of the Gross Value Added, instead of Gross Domestic Product. Nonetheless, Mauritia's budget is stable. A leading country, Mauritia is a great power in both the Lusophone and Brazilian sectors, being a founding-member of the last, and can be considered either a small or middle power in some intermicronational affairs out of the sectors it belongs to, due to a quasi-isolationist policy, with its activities focused on its sectors of belonging. On the course of its history, Mauritia has been part of the Micronational Monarchies Organization and in 2020 it joined the Conference of Santiago through the enactment of the Convention of Mauritsstad.
The constitution defines the country's official name as United Provinces of Mauritia, in both Portuguese and Dutch language.
The country's proper name, Mauritia, was a homage after John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen (Johann Mauritius van Nassau-Siegen), Governor of Dutch Brazil, and it means land of Mauritius. The title-name of the country, United Provinces, is a referrence to the Dutch Republic common name of Republic of the Seven United Provinces of the Netherlands.
The micronation was founded on 03 July 2013 and on the same day, the country's Constituent Assembly began. The following day, the second session of the Assembly elected a director of the table for the Assembly; the choosen was Sílvia Soares. A provisional government was elected, with Felipe Aron as Chancellor, Lucas of Woestein as Minister of Justice, Fábio Pedro Racoski as Minister of Immigration, André Cyranka as Minister of Interior, and Lucas Willem as Minister of Communication.
On 24 July, hours before the promulgation of the Constitution, the Assembly elected the Stadhouder: Lucas of Woestein. The new head of state promulgated the Constitution and called elections for the first legislature of the National Senate the following day. Three days later, the Stadhouder inaugurated the Senate, formed by Felipe Aron, Silvia Soares, Fábio Pedro Racoski, Lucas d'Albuquerque, Tiberio de Salgueiro, Lucas Vitor Sena; Fábio Racoski was elected chancellor, Felipe Aron was elected president of the Senate. This first government would be overthrown shortly afterwards, with Aron being elected Chancellor.
In December of that year, there were new elections, with Lucas Morais being elected chancellor, but the country collapsed because the new opposition did not accept to lose the elections and left the United Provinces; a hiatus was established.
In November 2015, national activity was resumed under the provisional government of the Duke of Salgueiro; shortly afterwards, in December, a senate was elected, and Lucas Morais finally took office as Chancellor; since then, Mauritia has been stable, with its offices fulfilled by the right constitucional way, through elections and appointments.
Later on this period, King Felipe VII of the micronational Kingdom of Portugal and the Algarves (Portuguese: Reino de Portugal e Algarves, or shortened RUPA (Do not mistake for Rupaul, host of the show RuPaul's Drag Race) abdicated, leaving the throne vacant. Understanding that the Micro-portuguese constitution would irremediably appoints him as successor to the throne, on the conditions that he was the highest noble at that court (entitle Duke of Vigo), the Stadhouder of Mauricia claimed the Micro-portuguese throne and titles. Againt his predictions, a popular inssurection installed a new government which declared war on Mauricia. The Mauritianse micronation and modelist "micronation" fought as using every way they could, but the pressure was already too high and the timing was lost. The war ended with the Stadhouder abdicating his pretensions to the Micro-portuguese throne to the de facto reigning King Marcelo I.
In 2020 Mauritia joined the Brazilian sector, born out of conflicts at the Lusophone sector. Eventually the country also joined the Conference of Santiago, an intermicronational organization of derivatist and expanding virtualist character. The Convention of Mauritsstad was developed and signed in Mauritia's capital, and the micronation experienced a boom on its intermicronational relations, by signing treaties of mutual-recogniziton with several members of the new sector and related nations.
Government and politics
The United Provinces of Mauritia is constitutionally defined as federal constituional republic essentially aristocratic, but de facto the country works as parliamentary constitutional monarchy, sometimes referred to as a crowned republic. The head of state is called Stadhouder, resposible for appointing the head of government, the Guardians of Justice (judges) and the Provider-General of Justice (the head of the Public Ministry), as well as call for elections, and his position is elective. The head of government is called Chancellor, appointed by the Stadhouder after hearing the parliament; the Chancellor is always the leader of the parliamentary majority. He governs on behalf of the Stadhouder, assisted by his Ministers and Secretaries of State; he is doubly responsible to Parliament and the Crown.
Legislative power is exercised through a bicameral system composed by the National Senate and the Estates-General. The National Senate is the elected legislature, with a fixed number of senators for each province, according to the province's own statute (which may be the territory of the generality, community, autonomous community and canton, which gives it a certain number senators); in the last session of the legislature, the National Senate decides whether the next legislature to be convened will be the Estates General or the National Senate.
The Estates General are the universal representation of all feudal lords of Mauritia; each member has one vote for each feud he has. The National Senate is elected by the Provincial General States; the provincial general states of each province elect their senators (according to the number they are entitled to represent) from among their members; the principle is the same as that of the national Estates General: one vote for each feud held there.
The judiciary is composed of the Department of Guardians of Justice, with lifelong judges, appointed by the Stadhouder and approved by parliament (the Guardians of Justice); the head of the Department is the "First Guardian of Justice", the longest serving judge; each guardian, in fact, is titled according to the order of arrival: First Guardian, Second Guardian, Third Guardian, etc.
The accusatory body is made by the Department of the Provider-General of Justice's Office, composed of career Provider-General, appointed by the Stadhouder and elected by parliament, for life as well; formerly it was called Public Defender's Office, but it changed its name; for each term, which is the pleasure of the Stadhouder, an Provider-General of Justice is chosen.
The Stadhouder, as Captain-General of the Royal Armed Forces, is the paramount commander of all the military. His command is exercised, in his name, by the Chief of Staff General of the Royal Armed Forces, an officer who is breveted in the most higher military rank through its term.
The Royal Armed Forces are: the Royal Army (Régio Exército), the Royal Navy (Régia Armada) and the Royal National Guard (Régia Guarda Nacional), each one with different atributions. The Royal Army is responsible for territorial administration when it is not provided by the Government (outmost responsible by colonial territories) and website engineering; the Royal Navy is responsible for espionage and counterespionage; and the Royal National Guard acts a gendarmerie, entrusted with police power through all the national territory.
The United Provinces of Mauritia are a federated and a feudal state, subsequently divided into five federates provinces (Bahia, Calabar, Parahyba, Vijland van Pernambuco and Woenstein), each governed as hereditary monarchical fiefs loyal to the Stadhouder of Mauritia (who so far have been the reigning Prince of Woenstein). There are also two ultramaritime incorporated territories (the Grand Duchy of Burgundy and the Kharg Islands) which are administrated separately from the rest of Mauritia as autonomous communities, although under the Stadhouder. Furthermore, during its history, the Mauritiaanse State has estbalished two unincorporated protectorates: the Imperial State of Badakhshan and the Principality of Noronha. Alhtough Mauritia does not controls its protectorates directly, it exerces influence heavily over them.
Mauritia maintains diplomatic relations with most Lusophone micronations such as the Holy Empire of Réunion, the Karno-Ruthenian Empire, the State of Lateran Territories and the Kingdom of Ebenthal, among others. Pursuing a consistent sectorial isolatioanism, Mauritia became a powerhouse within the Lusophone sector but remained largley unknown to foreign micronations. Some of the few non-Lusophone micronations in contact with Mauritia are the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis, the United Principalities of Glencoe and Lochaber and the Republic of Rino Island, besides Karnia-Ruthenia and Ebenthal which are also part of other sectors such as the Czech sector and the Anglophone sector.
In 2020 Mauritia joined the newly-created Brazilian sector and assented to some of its treaties and views on micronationalism, thus, by signing the Convention of Mauritsstad, Mauritia ceased to recognize simulationism and historical-modelism as real micronationalism, which is now nationally understood as restrict to derivatist and virtualist micronations, on the grounds that simulationist and historical-modelist models are overly fantasious.
A list of criteria is adopted for Mauritius to recognize a micronation or establish diplomatic relations, being:
- Self-declared manifesto of the micropathiological project;
- Referential territory;
- Platform for social interaction and micronational practice, which can be self-hosted on its own or third party internet domain, or electronic mailing lists;
- Population larger than an individual;
- Government installed;
- Ability to relate harmoniously with other micronations.
The Mauritiaanse Florin was the first micronational currency used in a wide scale in South America (although restricted to the Lusophone sector in Brazil). The country also counts in a extremely developed banking system which works through a platform developed entirely by Mauritia and with Mauritiaanse technology. In 2020 the country refused to adopt the Conferential Doubloon, the Conference of Santiago's official currency, officialy adopted by mos of its member states, but agreed to supply the Conference of Santiago Financial Authority with technical knowledge on virtual banking systems.
The Mauritiaanse economy relies mostly in services and the sale of national products such as e-books and stamps.
Race and ethnicity