Vryland (2018–2019)

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Kingdom of Vryland
Koninkryk Vryland
2018–2019
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Flag
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Coat of arms
Motto
Libertas Omnium (Latin for "Freedom for all")
Anthem
Auld Lang Syne

Capital Not specified
Languages English, Afrikaans
Demonym Vrylandian
Government Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
King ‼style="vertical-align:bottom;"| William I
Prime Minister Andrew West
History
 •  Established 2 December 2018
 •  Disestablished 11 June 2019
Currency Vrylandian Pound
Succeeded by
New Albion Flag of New Albion.png
Today part of Caudonia
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Vryland, officially the Kingdom of Vryland, was a micronation claiming to be a sovereign state located in North America. It consisted of properties in Boardman, Ohio, Canfield, Ohio and Massillon, Ohio, thus making it an enclave of the United States. Anglophone cultures were predominant throughout the nation, although there was significant Afrikaaner influence.

Vryland was a parliamentary constitutional monarchy closely based off that of the United Kingdom, with a monarch as the head of state. The nation is was reigned by King William I, who reigned from the nation's foundation, however, Vryland was jointly ruled by a diarch, King Montgomery I, from its foundation until the 2 of February 2019, when he was deposed and the nation reformed into a monarchy.

Etymology

The name 'Vryland' is derived from the Afrikaans for 'free land;' the name was inspired by the name of the capital of the Republic of Stellaland, Vryburg.

History

The Kingdom of Vryland was founded on the 2 of December 2018 by Kings William and Montgomery under a system of a diarchy, until Montgomery was deposed by William in accordance with the wishes of the people. Soon after, the first election in the history of the nation was held, being won by the Moderate Party. It was dissolved on 11 June 2019 in order to establish its successor state, New Albion.

Government and politics

Vryland operated under the system of a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, based off that of the United Kingdom. The Parliament of Vryland is made up of the House of Commons, consisting of 10 seats, and the House of Lords, which currently has three seats filled.

The first Prime Minister of Vryland was the Right Honourable Andrew West MP, who was elected as leader of the Moderate Party in a landslide victory, winning 12 out of the 16 seats available giving them a supermajority. In the following elections, however, the Moderate Party declined in support, and in the most recent June election, the Moderates won only 2 out of 10 seats.

The last Prime Minister was the leader of the Monarchist Party, the senior partner of the last Government alongside the Moderates.

2019 Revival Attempt

In late 2019 there was an attempted revival of Vryland by several former members, however it did not progress beyond initial planning and the creation of an early draft of the constitution before it was abandoned due to a lack of interest in continuing with the project.