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The Leges Konungrum, or the Law of Kings (is: lǫgmál konunga;de: Das Gesetz der Könige), is a political doctrine practiced by the North Sea Empire. This doctrine was founded by TIM Thomas I and Laura I and William I to establish the government and claimants of the North Sea Empire.

Basis and history

The Leges Konungrum is inspired by the Leges Barbarorum which was the law of germanic tribes and kingdoms after the fall of Rome. The Leges Konungrum, however, is intended to be the law over the North Sea Empire, the continuation of the North Sea Empire. The law's basis is that, as the union of nordic states of the east have dissolved into separate states, the descendants of Leif Erikson are successors to the throne of Cnut the Great, and therefore Emperors of the Norse territories of the west, namely North America and Greenland. The Leges Konungrum also dictates the adoption of members (Lögretta) into and the abilities of the Alþing, the highest government body in the empire.

Titles

Under the Leges Konungrum, certain ceremonial and practical titles are held by members of the nobility.

Ceremonial titles

Under the conquests and discoveries of Erik the Red and Leif Erikson, titles are issued by the emperor in reverence and honour to the two men.

Duke of Vinland (Newfoundland)

The Duke of Vinland is a ceremonial title held in the North Sea Empire which is granted by the emperor. The duke then holds the honorific title 'protector of Vinland, heir of Erik the Red', as Erik explored Vinland.

Duke of Markland (Labrador)

The Duke of Markland is a ceremonial title held in the North Sea Empire which is granted by the emperor. The duke then holds the honorific title 'protector of Markland, heir of Leif Erikson', as Leif explored and colonized Markland.

Jarl of Helluland (Baffin Island)

The Jarl of Helluland is a ceremonial title held in the North Sea Empire which is granted by the emperor. The jarl then holds the honorific title 'protector of Helluland, Heir of Leif Erikson'.

Practical titles

Under the political philosophy of the Leges Konungrum, there are five stated titles of practical use.

Emperor

The title of Emperor (œðrikonungr, High King) is adopted by the King of the North(see below)and the firstborn of their father's line. The first holder of the title was Cnut the Great. The current holder is TIM Thomas I.

Kings(of the North, South, East, West)

The title of King of the (North, South, East, or West) is derived from the division of the eastern lands of the North Sea Empire, that being England(west), Norway(north), Sweden(east), and Denmark(south). In terms of the territories of the western lands of the North Sea Empire, they are divided by geographic proximity to certain landforms.

North

The King(dom) of the North is decided by which independent territory of the empire is situated closest to the Arctic Ocean, Hudson Bay, or Great lakes.

South

The King(dom) of the South is decided by which independent territory of the empire is situated closest to the Gulf of Mexico or the Caribbean Sea.

East

The King(dom) of the East is decided by which independent territory of the empire is situated closest to the Atlantic Ocean.

West

The King(dom) of the West is decided by which independent territory of the empire is situated closest to the Pacific Ocean.

Leges Konungrum

Leges Konungrum is recorded in the Book of Laws (is: Lögbók) of the North Sea Empire (is: Norðursjó heimsveldi).