Empire of Eniarku
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|Імперія Eniarku (uk)|
Empire of Eniarku
|Anthem: Ще не вмерла України|
|Motto: Хай живе імператор|
Long Live the Emperor
|Government||Federal Constitutional Monarchy|
|Imperial Chancellor||Mason Horn|
|Currency||Eniarkian Dollar ($)|
|- Citizens||~ 30|
|- Foundation||May 29, 2009|
|- Red Reformation||February 15, 2010|
|- Unification||November 28, 2010|
|- Dissolution||April 28, 2011|
|- Monarchy Declared||May 18, 2011|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
The Eniarkian Empire (Ukrainian: Eniarkian імперії, translit: Eniarkian imperiï) is a monarchial state that has existed since May 18, 2011, when Emperor Aaron I declared that, after the dissolution of the North American Confederation, Eniarku would become a federal constitutional monarchy. It is the official successor state of the Democratic People's Republic of Eniarku when it was a member (and founding state) of the North American Confederation. The empire claims the entirety of the U.S. state of Michigan, while its operations are based mainly out of the southeast corner of that state. As such, it is also one of the small group of states that is not landlocked by a macronation (or another micronation).
The Eniarkian Empire consists of 21 separate and independent states (22 if the sole member state of the Commonwealth is included). The leading state, Vicis, contains the majority of the Empire's citizens, as well as the National Council's meeting place, the Supreme Court, the Cabinet offices, and the official residences of the Emperor, the Imperial Chancellor, and other royal and viceregal officials.
The Imperial Government has recently been making strides to become much more democratic by further limiting the powers of the monarch, and enhancing those of the National Council. The nation has had a long history within the Community, but has not been known as a remarkably strong nation in terms of democracy, and the government wishes to change that as soon as possible.
Republic of Eniarku
Eniarku was originally founded as a semi-presidential republic on May 29, 2009, by Aaron Meek and Mason Horn. Founded on the principles of equality and prosperity, Meek, as President, drafted the nation's first-ever constitution, which included basic laws and rights, as well as the powers of the government and established three branches: the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. The nation was originally created as a social experiment, but quickly developed, joining the MicroWiki Community and establishing diplomatic relations with the Empire of Austenasia and the Republic of Molossia, the two nations that had the largest impact on Eniarku. Eventually, as membership grew however, the nation slowly became more and more undemocratic as the government couldn't keep up with the large amount of newcomers. Soon after this population spike, President Meek took de facto control of the country as a dictator for about three months, after which the population began to plateau.
With the President still holding de facto absolute power over the nation, he began enacting policy changes that would soon change the internal workings of the country forever. Soon, he established the Eniarkian Worker's Party (now defunct) in the hopes of installing a Communist regime into power, with himself at its head and Mr. Horn at his side. On February 15, 2010, he succeeded. The Communist government was put into power with Meek still retaining control over the nation, and the Red Reformation had been a success. He then began to slowly diffuse the power into separate branches once again, modeling the nation after the now-defunct Democratic People's Republic of Erusia, and the small micronation prospered as a Communist State.
Unification with Ohio and New Europe
After nearly ten months under Communist rule, the Supreme Executive Commissioner, Aaron Meek, was contacted by the former Emperor of New Europe Wilhelm I saying that he had received an e-mail from the Ohio Empire saying that they wished to annex Ohio into New Europe. Meek was then given a similar offer, of which he accepted. Originally know as the Movement for Tradition, the group made strides at first trying to "rebuild" the Community, which had ultimately failed. Eventually, William proposed the idea that rather than staying separate nations, they would unify and attempt to rejuvenate micronationalism on the North American continent. Finally, after nearly a month of negotiations, the three nations were unified as one: the North American Confederation.
At first, the nation had thrived under its new system. Soon after, however, problems began to plague the confederation. Plans for an election had failed due to a lack of activity, territorial disputes with stubborn micronations persisted, and idealogical conflicts between both members of the government and foreign officials were prominent. In its final month, the most predominant issue was between Willam and his Prime Minister, Aaron Meek. Willam had gathered new states that, like himself, wished for a move to the Micras, a motion that was quickly shot down by Meek and Marx, the foreign minister. Tensions soon flared out of control, and William announced his official abdication in early April 2011, and Prime Minister Meek announced the official dissolution of the confederation on April 28, 2011, and that all territory would return to its respectful nation(s), adding that Eniarku would be leaving the Community for an undetermined amount of time until its government was rebuilt.
The Current Monarchy
After a near month-long hiatus from the Community, Eniarku returned with a brand new infrastructure: that of a monarchy. This government type was considered in the weeks leading up to the Red Reformation, but was denied in favor of of becoming a Communist state. It was again considered after the dissolution of the North American Confederation, along with the Soviet system of government, and this time was chosen in favor of the latter.
The nation has, for the time being, thrived under its new system. The newly-formed legislature, the Imperial Assembly, has started to draft basic laws and statutes to help the nation advance quicker and keep it orderly; however, this body—as well as the monarch—have both decided to not draft an actual written constitution, with the Emperor stating: "A State Constitution is not necessary in the running of a country. What is necessary, however, is a strong legislative system and body that has the power to create laws designed to keep order, a judicial system with the capabilities to deter criminal activity and set precedents for the future, and an executive figurehead to serve as the symbol of national unity. All of these things need not a document to encourage them; rather, they should have the self-motivation to do it themselves.".
As attempts to increase participation in the nation continue, the Imperial Assembly is continually growing and setting more regulations in place not only for the people of the country, but to keep the power of the monarch in check. The sovereign does still retain some powers specifically delegated to him or herself, such as the power to appoint and dismiss the Imperial Chancellor, appoint members of the Imperial Council, judges*, and magistrates*, etc. As of now, the government is not allowing any political parties to be formed, stating that the the government needs to be fully functional before anything else is brought upon it. This overhaul of Eniarkian politics has been titled the White Revolution, but contrary to New Europe's revolution of the same name, was titled such because of the center stripe on the new flag; this represents a fresh start for the entire nation from the "center".
* - Note: Even though judges and other magistrates are appointed by the monarch, they may only be removed by a vote from the Imperial Chancellor and at least half of the National Council.
New Alliances, Old Partners
As the government continued to work on reforms and reorganization, focus was taken away from the foreign affairs sphere. Without warning, the nations of New Europe and Valnorgrad had begun to negotiate the disposal of the Triune Alliance and creating a new coalition, one that was not only military based. Eniarku was then invited by the newly-returned New European Emperor Wilhelm I to join the new alliance, which was graciously accepted. Now ratified by Valnorgrad, the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance was accepted by each of the three nations.
As an open opponent to most—if not all—micronational organizations, Eniarku has never joined any organization, stating that they all fail (or come close to failing) at some point. As for the new arrival of the OUM, Eniarku's government has voted against joining the OUM.
Reorganization and Expansion
After the basic governmental structure had finally been established, the Imperial Government began working on the foreign affairs of Eniarku, a topic that had been almost completely neglected during the first weeks of the Empire. The government finally completed the nation's first-ever Foreign Diplomatic Policy, a document with the purpose of setting the standards for other nations that wish to be recognized by or sign a treaty with the Empire. Diplomatic expansion has been scheduled to begin within the coming weeks.
The Armed Forces had been formally established after the Foreign Diplomatic Policy was enacted, complete with a flag and new ranking and chain of command structure. Previously, under the Communist regime, the Armed Forces were made up of an Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Border Guard, and a complete Special Operations DIvision. However, upon the declaration of the monarchy, the forces were consolidated into two smaller branches, both under control of the Secretariat for Defense: the Army (with the Special Operations sub-branch) and the Under-Secretariat for Defense Intelligence (the Sec. for Defense's intelligence agency).
Finally, the Empire began to expand its territorial claims, with the National Council agreeing on a new strategy: as no micronations yet claimed the U.S. states of Indiana and Kentucky, the government easily laid claim to the states, declaring them incorporated territories. The government also had decided to claim the state of Ohio as its own. However, there was some problems: the Republic of Ohio claimed the entirety of the state. Rumors of this nation's inactivity were obvious, however the government wished to be sure. So, the Emperor on behalf of the Secretariat for Foreign Affairs sent out an e-mail to the Ohioan Government, stating they had a maximum of five days to declare their activity or the Empire would annex their state; the e-mail was given no response, and as such, Eniarku claimed Ohio as its own.
Territorial Dispute with Westsylvania
Main articles: Pymatuning Lake Islands, Joint Territory of the Pymatuning Lake Islands
As the Empire claimed Ohio, they also claimed the small group of islands located in a reservoir on the Pennsylvanian-Ohioan border. The same day (July 19), Westsylvania was founded, and also claimed the islands. The Empire immediately contacted the Westsylvanian government, giving them the offer to become a Commonwealth territory of Eniarku; this offer was promptly shot down. The Imperial Government then came up with another solution—to establish a joint territory on the islands under the control of both Eniarku and Westsylvania. This offer was accepted, and the Joint Territory of the Pymatuning Lake Islands was created, thus ending the territorial dispute.
The Empire of Eniarku's legislature is currently not led by a political party, as it has none (as of July 2011).
The Imperial Chancellor is appointed by the monarch and serves at the sovereign's pleasure. He or she appoints the Cabinet, currently only composed of the Secretary of State for Defense, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, the Secretary of State for Internal Affairs, and the Secretary of State for Justice. Members of the Cabinet may continue to serve even if the Imperia Chancellor is dismissed. The other part of the Executive Branch is filled by the Emperor, currently Aaron I, who holds the style His Most Imperial and Royal Majesty. The National Council is the unicameral legislature of the Empire. The members of the National Council, as members of the Cabinet, are appointed by the Emperor directly, while other members that are elected to serve on behalf of a constituency created for a specific purpose (who are titled Deputies, abbreviated DPT) There are also other members of the National Council that come to serve from the Commonwealth, which are titled Commonwealth Attorneys, abbreviated CA.
Although most of the executive power is executed by the Imperial Chancellor and his/her Cabinet, the monarch holds important ceremonial and practical governmnetal functions that are crucial to Eniarkian politics, but is generally seen as a figurehead monarch.
The Imperial Government of Eniarku is currently composed of the following members:
- Emperor of Eniarku: Aaron I
- Imperial Chancellor: The Rt. Honourable Mason Horn
- Secretary of State for Internal Affairs: The Rt. Honourable Anna Swanson
- Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs: The Rt. Honourable Mason Horn (Acting)
- Secretary of State for Defense: Colonel-in-Chief Evan Meek, CA
- Secretary of State for Justice: Aaron I (Acting)
- Minister Without Portfolio: The Rt. Honourable Devon Rose, DPT
Eniarku recognizes various nations in which it has signed a treaty with; however, many nations that the Empire has relations with have not signed a formal document of mutual recognition. There are a few micronations that were automatically recognized by Eniarku without the use of formal treaty, which were recognized within the first two weeks of the nation's existence (when it was still the Republic of Eniarku), and no other nations were recognized thereafter. There are also some (but very few) micronations that are not recognized by Eniarku for various reasons. Currently, the only nations in which the Empire does not recognize are Westarctica (as it claims Siple Island, which is officially known as being a territory of the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis), and the now-defunct Natlandist People's Directory of Istoria (due to its political extremism and homophibic policies), the latter of which—despite being defunct—has stated that it will return. As such, the embargo shall remain in place.
Due to its aggressive foreign policy put in place by the Emperor and the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, the Empire does not have many allies. However, once the government is fully formed, many members have requested that the Empire expand its diplomatic horizons.
Nations that were automatically recognized by Eniarku
Nations that have signed a treaty with Eniarku
The Empire has signed few treaties with other nations; rather, many nations have informal relations with Eniarku. Most treaties are mutual recognition and non-agression, and those listed are in no particular order.
- Most Glorious People's Republic of A1, until November 4, 2010 
- Kingdom of Ruritania, until November 28, 2010 
- Democratic People's Republic of Danesland, ongoing
- Westsylvania, with the establishment of the Joint Territory of the Pymatuning Lake Islands (no official treaty)
Nations that have informal relations with Eniarku
Listed here are nations that have not signed a treaty with Eniarku, but engage in diplomatic activites (whether hardly at all or on a regular basis) with the Empire. Many of these alliances were brought over from when Eniarku was a state of the North American Confederation, while some are from a current alliance. Those listed are in no particular order.
- Federal Republic of St. Charlie
- Federated Republics of A1
- NottaLotta Acres
- People's Republic of Richland
- Empire of Starland 
- Parliamentary Republic of Dorzhabad
- Valnor 
Nations that have had strong informal relations with Eniarku
Listed here are certain nations that Eniarku has had strong, yet informal, relations with from the time of its founding as the Republic of Eniarku. Those listed are in no particular order.
The Empire has its own armed forces, commonly known as the E.A.F. (Eniarkian Armed Forces), of which currently only has two branches. Since Eniarku is the only micronation in the state of Michigan, the E.A.F. is considered to be the most advanced military force in the whole region, other than the United States Military and the Michigan National Guard.
The E.A.F. is divided into the following two branches, as well as one sub-unit of the Army.
- Eniarkian Army (most troops join this branch)
- Eniarkian Army Special Forces Unit (coined by military personnel as the Blue Berets)
- Under-Secretariat of Defense Intelligence (branch controlled directly by the Secretariat of Defense)
The Armed Forces previously included a Navy and a Border Guard Unit, but both were deactivated due to both lack of membership and the Army taking over their duties.
The Empire does not have one specific intelligence agency. Rather, each executive Secretariat controls its own Under-Secretariat to manage intelligence specifically for that branch of government. These independent agencies collaborate on occasion, but generally it is not necessary.
- ↑ Recognition later revoked
- ↑ Became the Federated Republics of A1
- ↑ Found out to be a false nation
- ↑ Signatory of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance
- ↑ Signatory of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance
- ↑ Signatory of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance