Viceroyalty of Phokland

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Viceroyalty of Phokland
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Coat of arms

Motto
Lucrum Per Dispendii Nobis
Anthem
"Lord Save the Prince"

Capital city Rosston
Largest city Balmorra Plains
Official language(s) English, German, Welsh
Official religion(s) Roman Catholicism
Demonym Phoklandian
Government Skillocratic Aristocracy
- Viceroy Charles I of Phokland
- First Minister Sir James Ellis
Established 13 December 2017
Population 36
Currency USD

Government News Website

The Viceroyalty of Phokland is a "Viceregal State" of the Principality of Domanglia with territorial claims made in areas within the borders of the U.S. state of Arizona. The state was created (originally) as a political experiment, designed to prove that a nation's government can be successfully ran by young adults/teenagers.

History

The Viceroyalty of Phokland was first conceived by it's founders, Duke Brock Lang and Prince Charles I as a political experiment. This experiment would be to prove that young adults (e.g. older teenagers) were capable of running a government successfully. The idea was created in response to the two founders becoming angry at their home nation's lack of respect towards younger people and it's lack of governmental representation for teenagers and young adults.

Initial Independence

On the evening of 13 December 2017, Prince Charles I (then Prime Minister) and Duke Brock Lang (then Minister of Defense) ratified the first Phoklandian Declaration of Independence, thus establishing the country as a Democratic Republic.

People's Republic of Phokland

From 13 December 2017 until 27 April 2018, Phokland functioned as a Democratic Republic, with Charles Aelred Ross serving as the nation's first Prime Minister. During this time, the country saw the establishment of it's first governing body The Emergency Senate as well as the acquisition of Phokland's first official area of territory as the result of a land purchase by Prime Minister Ross. This time period also saw the beginning Phoklad's relationship with the now defunct Empire of Lanzantonia.

Aerial map of the People's Republic of Phokland's original land claim

Phoklandian Unification

Between the 26th and 27th of April, 2018 the then People's Republic of Phokland suffered a national crisis when the former Defense Minister, Duke Brock Lang resigned from his position and (for the most part) left the nation. This event left Prime Minister Ross as the only active citizen of the country. Due to this, it was decided that the Prime Minister would become a Prince and that the nation would be re-established as a Principality.

Hours after this decision, Duke Brock Lang changed his mind about leaving the country and was shortly thereafter appointed to the role of Prime Minister, a position that he occupied until he was voted out of office during the 2018 elections replacing him with the Chairman of the Labour Party, Sir James Ellis.

Reign of Prince Charles I

Following the Phoklandian Unification, Prime Minister Charles Ross was declared Monarch of the now Principality of Phokland. Under this new government, the nation saw a rise in population growing from two people in April of 2018 to thirty three by October of that same year. The new government also formalised the military of Phokland and entered into diplomatic relations with other states such as the Republic of Bonumland and The United Micronational Assembly.

Domanglian Annexation

On 11th November 2018, Phokland was annexed by the Principality of Domanglia. This annexation was the result of a lack of resources that led to the complete collapse of Phokland's economy and a need for a more stable ruling government. Domanglian annexation was seen as the best option for fixing this and Phokland was given to them. However, among the conditions of this annexation were the abilities for Phokland to self govern themselves through a new local government and for the Monarch of Phokland, Prince Charles I to act as Viceroy of the new state while retaining the title of Prince.

Government

The Viceroyalty of Phokland is a Skillocratic Monarchy/Aristocracy, with a Viceroy as head of the local government and a First Minister as head of the state. The Viceroy acts as leader of the government, acting (for the most part) autonomously from the rest of the Phoklandian government. The job of the Viceroy is to create and administer laws for the viceroyalty and at the same time to advise the monarch of Domanglia on Phoklandian issues. Contrary to this, the First Minister has the task of advising the Viceroy on non-governmental affairs and is given complete control over all interior affairs in regards to non-governmental offices. The First Minister also has emergency power to overrule decisions made by the Viceroy if such decisions are found to be detrimental to the well being of the Viceroyalty. However, no member of the Phoklandian Government may go against the wishes of the Monarch of Domanglia unless the monarch is deemed "incapable" of acting out his'/her's duty to Phokland.

An old Phoklandian flag hanging in a citizen's bedroom

There are four main departments in the local government of Phokland: the Office of the Viceroy, the Office of the First Minister, the Office of the Phoklandian Coast Guard, and the Local Defence Office. With the exception of the Viceroy (which is an hereditary position) and the offices of Minister of Agriculture and Cultural/Entertainment Minister (which are appointed positions rather than an elected ones), the holders of these and all other electable government positions are elected every two years on the 1st of October (the anniversary of the date that the idea of Phokland was first conceived). Any individual who is elected to any of these offices may re-run as many times as they like. If no individuals run for any of these offices, the siting Viceroy may appoint an individual over the age of thirteen to fill the position until the next election.

The incumbent holders of each governmental office are as follows:

Local Holidays

Date Name Purpose
1 January New Year's Day Celebrates the incoming year.
30 January Prince Day Birthday of Prince Charles I.
27 April Monarch Day Celebrates the founding of the Phoklandian monarchy.
25 August John McCain Day Marks the date of former United States Senator John McCain's death.
1 October (every other year) Election Day Voting Day for all government positions.
7 October Maxine Ross Memorial Day Day of remembrance for the late Maxine D. Ross (First Director of the Phoklandian Border Patrol).
13 December Founding Day Celebrates the the day that Phokland initially declared independence from the United States.
25 December Christmas Celebration of the Christian holiday.

Anthems

Military

"Jack" flag of the Phoklandian Coast Guard (Welsh: Baner "Jack" Gwarchod Arfordir Phokland)

At present, the only official branch of military for Phokland is it's Coast Guard. This is due to the large lake that surrounds most of the state's territory. The Coast Guard has adopted the same ranking system as that of the U.S. Navy, with the exception of the rank of Chief Admiral.

For the most part, the Phoklandian Coast Guard serves a ceremonial purpose as Phokland is under the military protection of the Principality of Domanglia.

The Phoklandian Coast Guard consists of eleven individuals and one boat, the P.C.G. Langston (named after founding member Brock Lang). There also exists the Phoklandian Royal Guard, a detachment tasked with the protection of the sitting Monarch, the Viceroy and other "high priority" government officials.

Additionally, the Phoklandian Border Patrol and the Domanglian Foreign Intelligence Service exist as a private organisations contracted by the Phoklandian Government to patrol the land borders of Phokland's territory and to protect Phoklandian and Domanglian citizens. While under contract, these organizations are under the direct command of the Viceroy but are officially part of the Local Defence Office.

Pre-Annexation Conflicts

  • On 4 April 2018, Prince Charles I declared war against the nation of Mangolia, primarily due to it's declaration of war against Iustus (a former Phoklandian ally). Two days later, Mangolia surrendered and was reconstituted as the Republic of South Mangolia with partial political control being gifted to the Phoklandian Government.
  • On 9 April 2018, the remnants of the Mangolian Army regrouped and declared war on the Principality of Phokland, the Principality of Gleichenberg and the Grand Imperial Empire of Lanzantonia (another former Phoklandian ally). On August 7th of the same year, Prince Charles I declared an unofficial ceasefire with the Mangolian rebels due to the fact that the conflict had essentially turned into a "cold war". Plus, a financial decline in Phokland had made a continuation of the war effort seemingly "impractical".

Provinces

The Viceroyalty of Phokland is currently split into six provinces. Each of the provinces are primarily self governing but still fall under the reign of the Viceroy of Phokland and the Principality of Domanglia.

Name Provincial Flag Population Provincial Capitol Date of Founding
Emosia Jamestown.png 4 Kyber 5 October 2018
Capitis Capitis.png 5 Rosston 13 December 2017
Greenlandia Greenlandia.png 3 Duchy of Fort Portland 27 April 2018
Libertalia Liberty.png 1 Treedome 14 December 2017
Macadamia Screenshot 2018-11-05 at 5.44.42 PM.png 1 Macadamia City 5 November 2018
New Persia Newpersia.png 19 Lililand 14 December 2017

See Also