Yochtia

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The Grand Caliphate of Yochtia (eng)
El Gran Califato de Yochtia (esp)
Jokčiojo Didysis Kalifatas (lt)
Kalifslánt dø Yåktlánt (yc)

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Motto
MISERIS SVCERRE DISCO
Anthem
God Save the King

Capital city Yåktspøða
Largest city Kalifssgårt
Official language(s) English, Lithuanian, Millanic, Yochtese
Official religion(s) Christianity
Demonym Yochtian
Government Absolute Monarchy
- Grand Caliph H.C.R.H. Edmund I
- Grand Vizier H.E. Nicolás Millán
Established 1 September 2018
Population 16
Currency Millanian Nemoda (‡)


Yochtia, officially, The Grand Caliphate of Yochtia, is a self-declared sovereign nation, or more commonly known as a micronation to outsiders. Yochtia was declared in early October of 2018 in Hong Kong. Today, Yochtia is a constituent Kingdom of Millania which has land claims in Hong Kong, and and Lithuania with the larger predominant piece of land located in Unites States.

Since the Age of Howellville, Yochtia is officially an constitutional monarchy, with Edmund I as the current Yochtese Khalifa after the forced abdication of Connor III on September 5th, 2018. Nicolás Millán is the current Grand Vizier, who resides as the advisor to the Caliph, and Head of the Althing.

Yochtia has a smaller serviced based economy primarily based on media, and music. Yochtia exports goods to other micronations and macronation. Yochtia scores a 3.3 in the Freayth's System of Classification.

Etymology

Yochtia derives from the slang term "Yeet," and the Millanian past tense "Yocht." The suffix -ia is ofted associated with Land. The Howell Family is associated with Forts. Therefore, the Yochtese translation of Yochtia is Yåktlánt. Yåkt is Fortress, and Lánt is land.

History

First Duchy

Edmund Howell wanted to create a state from Millania. After lengthy negotiations, The Duchy of Howellville became an independent state.

Summit of Four Kingdoms

The Sultanate of Krallikkralligi was founded after the First Granadine-Cornosian War, during the Summit of Four Kingdoms. After Howelli officials voiced support for reunification along with Cornosia, Millania and Howellville unified (along with Cornosia), and Krallik was granted high autonomy. The Government was reformed into a less centralized state, each region becoming an Emirate, and reforms across the nation happened as well.

Cornosian Union

The Cornosian Union unified Cornosia and Howellville (Name Changed), creating the Caliphate of Yochtia. Cornosia was forcefully placed into Union with Yochtia, and split into two autonomous regions. Yochtia was again reformed, even creating its own legislature, the Althing.

Government and Politics

Yochtia is a representative democracy. The government is regulated by a system of checks and balances. In the Yochtese system, citizens are usually subject to one (and maybe two, dependent on administrative division) levels of government: federal, and local. In almost all cases, legislative officials are elected by a plurality vote of citizens by Emirate. There is no proportional representation at the federal level, and it is rare at lower levels.

The Yochtese government is composed of three branches:

  • Legislative: The unicameral Althing, led by the appointed Grand Vizier (who resides as speaker.) the Althing drafts federal laws, and has the power to wield the economy.
  • Executive: The Caliph is the commander-in-chief of the Yochtese Auxiliary Forces of the military, can veto legislative bills before they become law, and appoints offices, who administer and enforce federal laws and policies.
  • Judicial: The High Court and lower prefectural courts, whose judges are appointed by the Caliph, interpret laws and overturn those they find unconstitutional.

The members of the Althing are elected in a Preferential System, which is more representative of voter population. The Yochtese Court, led by the High Justice of Yochtia, has three members, who serve for life. The local governments are structured in roughly similar fashion. The Emir of each Emirate is directly appointed. All laws and governmental procedures are subject to judicial review and any law ruled by the courts to be in violation of laws already instated is voided.

Political Parties

Millania has operated under a multi-party system for all of its history. For elective offices at most levels, state-administered primary elections choose the major party nominees for subsequent general and prefectural elections. Since the general election of 2017, the major parties have been the Conservative Party, founded in 2017, and the Liberal Party, founded in 2017. The House of Burgesses consists of direct democratic positions and representatives; the House of Prefects consists of 5 elected officials.

Party Logo Party Leader Ideology Althing
Liberal Party LIB (Y) LP.png H.C.R.H. Edmund I Liberalism
1 / 3
Yochtese National Party YNP YNP.png Multiple Leaders Yochtese Nationalism
2 / 3
Independent or Vacant I N/A N/A N/A
0 / 3

Foreign Relations

Yochtia cannot form formal relations, but is allowed to send its own diplomatic missions for trade. Embassy level diplomatic postings in and/or run by Yochtia are known as "Legations", run by Legates. Yochtia currently has no Legations or diplomatic missions.

Administrative Divisions

Yochtia separates its administrative divisions into Emirates, under a Unitary State under the Yochtese Crown and Althing (Level of Local Legislature), a Principality, and a Kingdom, with varying degrees of autonomy.