Commonwealth of Juniperia
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Royal Commonwealth of Juniperia
Śuńńénłulé Iuńipuria (cs)
|'Motto: 'Res parvæ crescunt|
Small things thrive through concord
Royal anthem: God Bless the Reign of Athena II
Déa chánd rénne sônt Athena II
|Ethnic groups||Asian people|
(only counts citizens living in territory)
|Government||Federative constitutional legitimist monarchy|
• Acting Prime Minister
|Eric, 1st Lord Pavillion|
|Legislature||Parliament of Juniperia|
|Independence from the United States|
|1 September 2022|
• Current Form
|2 January 2023|
|[convert: invalid number]|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (Pacific Standard Time [PST])|
|Internet TLD||.kjp (proposed)|
|Commonwealth of Juniperia|
Juniperian People's Front
Westavian State Union
Gaplan Peoples' Party
The Commonwealth of Juniperia is a sovereign state with limited foreign recognition, often classified as a micronation. It was founded in 2023, but was preceded by the republic. It is currently headed by Athena II, who is the Sovereign, Eric, 1st Duke Pavillion, the acting Prime Minister, and Ishan Jha, Foreign Minister. It was founded after the Athenean Change took place, a series of reformations often looked upon as a Bourbonization of the realm due to Athena II's distant relationship to French and Spanish nobility originating from the House of Bourbon.
The Commonwealth of Juniperia was originally founded as a Republic in 2022, but after the people expressed their support for a monarchy through a referendum, the republic became a Kingdom. Athena II was crowned and installed as monarch in January of 2023. The first 5 months of her reign yielded significant positive results for the realm, its citizenry doubling and the establishment of a coherent government and armed forces. Ideas of the commonwealth first began in government in early March, circulated by members of Union the opposition party at the time. Particularly Ishan Jha, who opted for a Royal Commonwealth, with a democratically elected parliament. This commonwealth though, would retain and even adopt many Bourbon elements, such as its flag. The Junieperian Language Committee (JLC) authorized the adoption of many French loanwords to its vocabulary.
The word Juniperia has two main meanings, it is named for the Franciscan saint, Junipero Serra, who spread Christianity in the area, and two for the Juniperian word 'Ayúnipér', meaning "Juniper", a folk name for a yellow flower that grows here.
Remnants of early humans are said to have been found up to 130,000 years ago in the approximate area of Juniperia. But much sooner, the area was inhabited by hunter-gatherers belonging to the Chumash, Kumeyaay, Nisenan, Maidu, Miwok, Modoc, Mohave, Ohlone, Pomo, Serrano, Shasta, Tataviam, Tongva, Wintu, Yurok, and Yokut tribes. Later, Aztec merchants made contact with some of the tribes and the culture began to spread, by the time Christopher Columbus arrived, many tribes in the area used Aztec farming methods and spoke a language that was similar to the Aztec one.
By late 17th and early 18th centuries, the Spanish crown under the Viceroyalty of New Spain was intending on conquering present-day California, this expedition would be led by Gaspar de Portola, future governor of California under Spain. He was joined by Junipero Serra, a Franciscan monk who was sent to Mexico City to work with the native peoples there. Gaspar and Serra reached Baja by June of 1769, and reached what is now Orange County on July 26th. The Diary of the Expedition says,
"We left San Francisco Solano after midday, having taken the precaution to water the animals. We directed our course to the northwest, over mounds of earth, moderately high and passable, until we descended to a very extensive plain, of which the limit could not be discerned by the eye. After three leagues we halted close to a very small watering-place; it was scarcely sufficient for the people. We called it the Aguage del Padre Gómez as it was discovered by this missionary father who was of our company."
After traveling up and down the coast of California, Serra would eventually construct several monasteries now known as the "Serra Missions". During the 1800s, the Spanish King would parcel land to citizens, one of them would be the Sepulveda family, a wealthy rancher family. Later the Irvine family would be given the land. The Irvine Company, which was founded by the Irvine Family still holds most of Irvine today.
Raymond Watson, an Irvine Company employee and former President designed Irvine's layout in the 1950s, and Irvine is marveled for its master-planning.
The area began micronationally in the early 2010s, in 2013, Alen of the Canpor group established a 'micro-nation' inspired by Sealand. Nothing is known about these early Micronations other than their name and a few leaders. In 2015, the United Westavian Empire, commonly known as Westavia began.
Westavian and Mogunesian Era
All Micronations of the Juniper-branch can trace their existence to Westavia, often being regarded as the first real Micronational in Orange County, predating Gapla by four years and the Kingdom of Juniperia by 8 years. The first Emperor of Westavia was Shahan II, who was the second cousin of Séan Eunaraine. He is known as án Mágnânimiénné or 'The Magnanimous' for his piety towards his enemies and people. He was a great reformer, centralizing his government and even creating organized ministries.
Shahan faced several adversaries, most notably a revolt of three nobles in 2016 which saw three prominent people in the Empire revolt, Shahan allegedly let them retaining their titles, seeing their cause as "not entirely faulty".
Shahan's reign would end when he moved away in 2017, he was succeeded by Jay II, a much crueler King, described as a ruler with an iron fist. He abolished all of Shahan's policies involving free media and freedom of opposition, and 'enforced' a ban on ìssé majesté. Jay II would silence any noble who opposed him by removing them from power. He reigned without major opposition for nearly one year, until a group of nobles, including Eunarainé revolted against Jay. The revolt succeeded in removing Jay II but failed to establish a centralized state to succeed it, hence, an assortment of smaller states arose. For nearly 3 months, this way continued until Eunarainé's cousin, Arman Jeannienne began a massive operation and successfully unified the states with Séan's help. He would be given the title of High Priest as a prize for helping Arman. Who would rule as Armangus CXLIX, a satirical enumeration hinting claim to the Roman throne.
The Mogunesian Empire continued to thrive under the rule of Armangus, a notable event being the Battle of Settlers, in which the Mogunesians briefly established hold in what is now Orchard Hills. The Mogunesia Empire would though, head into a state of decline after this, as its people became less interested.
Ruisseau and Setara
Main Articles: Kingdom of Setara, Confederation of Ruisseau
Almost a year passed since the Mogunesia downfall, until a new nation in the Altura was founded, Ruisseau. This micronation was the first one in the land to be ruled by Séan, who styled himself Prince Séan Beaharnais II, in reference to the family that did Napoleon's bidding. It was styled mostly after the Confederation of the Rhine, a napoleonic state in Central Europe. The nation was relatively small, as Sean at the time valued quality more than quantity. The nation had a marvelous beauracratic system as well as a proper land system. Ruisseau eventually died out for unknown reasons, and was succeeded by Setara, a micronation that was a Republic, it had elections and was primarily online-based, founded by opposition leader against Charles Madgett and Terry McKeen
Setara was succeeded by the Republic of Juniperia. The Republic of Juniperia was brick and mortar, and after Jha made presentations about micronationalism, its membership skyrocketed. The Republic had a currency and was an anoretic socialist government. It did though, fight a short war against Gapla over allegations pressed by its President, the two nations made peace and it was a draw. The Republic of Juniperia later became a Kingdom through a referendum passed by 70 percent popular vote. Athena II was crowned Queen of Juniperia.
Juniperia classifies itself as a constitutional monarchy, with its Queen, Athena II being a ceremonial head of state. The monarchy has power though, over heraldic, religious and cultural affairs and, is still a respected position. A known advocate for a change to this system of Arten, Prince of Desau-Bonn, who, being second-in-line has made requests for the powers of the monarch to be expanded into the political scope. Juniperia is multi-party, though the major parties are Vision Juniperia and the Juniperian Peoples' Front.
The Parliament of Juniperia is responsible for the enactment and approval of legislature. It is currently in its 1st official session and consists of 20 seats, 13 of which are currently occupied. Each royal domain is entitled to a maximum of 4 representatives, making for 20 total.
Juniperia follows a devolutionary system in which Athena II, Queen of Juniperia, is by extent the queen of Myford, Monesia, Westavia and Adler. There are four levels of subdivisions in Juniperia.
The Royal Demense serves as the highest level of subdivisions in Juniperia. It is composed of domains ruled by a Vicar-General, who is similar in capacity to a Governor. The Vicar-General is the head of their respective local assembly. Representatives in the Juniperian Parliament are represented on the basis of their respective Demense.
|Kingdom of Adler
Roiaumé ó Adlér
|September 1st 2022 as province, January 1st 2022.||Representative(s)|
Sir Pranav Kanse
Count Trey Yoon
Sir Allen Shieh
|Kingdom of Westavia
Roiaumé ó Wectave
|2013(As empire), January 1st 2023.||Representative(s)|
Sir Matthew Wu
|Kingdom of Myford
|January 1st 2023.||Representatives|
|Kingdom of Monesia
Roiáume ó Monésia
|January 1, 2023.||Representatives|
In a similar fashion to the ceremonial counties of the United Kingdom, each Royal Domain has lord-liutenancies. Each one is ruled by a Lood-Liutenant, who is like a mayor. The Lord-Liutenant is able to appoint mayors of towns within their respective realm.
Territories lack representation in the Parliament and are instead ruled autonomously. They are largely separate from the realm. But this policy is not yet implemented due to a lack of citizens in said territories.
The realm engages with any nation that meets the following criteria.
- Has a MicroWiki page.
- Has valid land claims.
- Has at least 5 or more citizens.
- Does not present any risk to the realm's security.
- Has a flag and coat of arms.
Juniperia is currently in foreign relations with the following micronations.
- State of Vishwamitra
- Kingdom of Baustralia
- Kingdom of Idiocia
Juniperia also is a part of the following Micronational organizations.
Juniperia has sent letters requesting relations with Taiwan (ROC) and the United States, but has received no reply. Juniperia recognizes all UN nations except Israel[b], Russia[c], PROC[d] and Iran[e]. Juniperia recognizes Palestine and denounces Israel for its occupation of the West Bank.
Geography and climate
Juniperia is home to various flora and fauna, most notably Coyotes, which inhabit the areas of Outer Juniperia. Fire scars on various hills have left the area dry, but on the valley floor, trees and flowers bloom in the spring.
|Climate data for Irvine Ranch, Irvine, California|
|Record high °F (°C)||94
|Average high °F (°C)||67.7
|Average low °F (°C)||41.1
|Record low °F (°C)||18
|Average Precipitation inches (mm)||2.92
Juniperians follow many different traditions, most commonly being American traditions, Juniperians also have their own folk traditions such as jumping off of a chair on New Years Eve. Many Juniperians enjoy classical music, with it being the top listened-to song on the Juniperitunes survey list.
Christianity and Hinduism are the top two religions in Juniperia, but Juniperia is officially state-secular. In Westavia, 100% of the population is Christian, with it being more varied in the northern provinces.
Juniperia has no official language besides English, but many regional languages are spoken, such as Chinese, Hindi and Spanish, Juniperian is a French-based Romance language originating in Adlér and uses many roots from West-European languages.
- ↑ https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/26/525628056/new-evidence-suggests-humans-arrived-in-the-americas-far-earlier-than-thought
- ↑ https://scvhistory.com/scvhistory/costanso-diary.htm
- ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irvine,_California#History
- ↑ file:///Users/jayeshrajjha/Desktop/Screen%20Shot%202023-04-22%20at%2010.31.07%20AM.png
- ↑ https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RKACbfmO6sfgvXnWYMJhG68RNO_NT2UfXmyxVLnRi-s/edit?usp=sharing
- ↑ (NCEI), National Centers for Environmental Information. "1981-2010 Normals - Data Tools - Climate Data Online (CDO) - National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)". www.weather.com. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
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