Grand Duchy of Prsänëa
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|Motto: "Per reĝa forto - ni prosperos" |
(English: "Through royal strength - we will prosper")
|Anthem: La Espero (English: "The Hope")|
San Francisco & Death Valley, California; Lake Tahoe, Nevada; Capital Reef, Utah; Newport, Oregon
|Official languages||Esperanto (official)|
French, English, Prsänëan (cultural)
|Government||Theodorist absolute monarchy|
|HRH Grand Duke Wilary I|
|Establishment||May 1, 2009: Historical foundation as the RrSA|
Jun 1, 2010: Disestablishment of the monarchy into the PrSR
Jul 18, 2012: Succession from the FRA1 and reestablishment of the monarchy
|Time zone||UTC -8 (-7 DST)|
This nation is a member of the Union Against Micronational War
Prsänëa, officially the Grand Duchy of Prsänëa (abbreviated: GDP; Anglish: Great Aldermanry of Persanland; Prsänëan: Voocelanp Granvarë Persänëta; French: Grand-Duché de Persanie; Esperanto: Granda Duklando de Persejnio), is a micronational monarchy formed on July 18, 2012, with the ascension of James E Wilary to the revived throne of the defunct Royal reformed States of America, which was subsequently revised for modern national name of "Prsänëa" as a conventional Grand Duchy. The nation takes influences from Luxembourg, the German Empire, the United Kingdom, and Mecklenburg.
Prsänëan comes from the abbreviation of PrSR as seen in the first three letters: Prsänëan - PrSR. The rest of "Prsänëan" was carried over from "Rsainian", the RrSA demonym, which had been decided to be the best ending of the name and carries no specific meaning. The spelling of "ainian" at the end of "Rsainian" and "änëan" at the end of "Prsänëan" have the same sounds."Prsänëan" is pronounced as "per-sae-nee-an".
The Royal reformed States of America, the previous throne and predecessor of the People's reformed States Republic, the Prsänëa People's Republic and the Grand Duchy of Prsänëan, was founded on May 1, 2009 the platform (which is still in place today) of being James Wilary's and others' protest against the activities of the US Government. Although, besides the existence and purpose of the RrSA and the PrSR, no anti-US policy has ever in place in the the nation.
For the begining of the RrSA, there was much activity. Mostly, this was to create the new nation and to get it up on its feet. A lot of this included countless forgotten royal decrees ordering the creation of buildings, the annexation of land and the creation of laws. This period is most famous for being when the origional Rights of People was created for the RrSA. The document is one of fifteen documents to survive from the monarchy and is considered the model of freedom and equality. The entire beginning period lasted about three to four months and ended in around mid August 2009.
From the end of the Beginning Period to the start of the Restoration in early February 2010, the Royal reformed States of America fell into a state of inactivity. This was from a lack of both intrest and things to do as most of the government had been designed and most anything to be decreed had already been decreed. The only recorded project is the slow and still incomplete construction of what was the Sparkle Memorial Capital Building in Georgetown, which was latter taken down due to a termite infestation. The idea of the nation had almost been abandoned before January 2010.
By early 2010, a period of available time came in which James Wilary, then King Wilary the First, decided it would be a good idea to restart the project of the RrSA. This involved mainly the recuitment of the old citizens of the monarchy and the restoration of the government structure. During this time, it was decided to expand the horizions of the RrSA and many of the projects for the rest of the monarchy's existence were come up with. Mainly was the idea to have the RrSA enter into foreign affairs, a major move that caused the most major changes and the end of the monarchy.
Growth of Foreign Affairs
During February 2010, the Royal reformed Government decided to join the MicroWiki sector of micronationalism. Previous research had been made into the Leauge of Secessionist States for months before. The only items holding the RrSA back were the requirments of an Email and website of which the RrSA was not in a position to obtain. The Royal reformed States of America then came across the Micronation's Wiki during a search on the Internet of items related to micronations. After becoming interrested in joining the wiki, the debate went on to whether to join the Grand Unified Micronational or the Organisation of Active Micronations. The idea for the GUM was dismissed after the viewing of their constitution and the decision that the GUM was too hostile towards new members of the community. The idea for joing the OAM was decided on the 21st after the simple friendly structure appealed to the RrSA for its first area of intermicronationalism. An application was sent in shortly and the RrSA began its career in the MicroWiki sector and its surroundings on February 28, 2011 when the Royal reformed States of America were accepted into the Organisation of Active Micronations.
During the many months following the RrSA's joining of the OAM, the nation began to gain importantance in the affairs of the MicroWiki and was at its height the ninth most influential nation in the sector. During the many expeditions of the Royal States, the left sector of the Micronations Wiki began to appeal to the RrSA. In a major move, a political party was formed in the RrSA (the People's reformed Party) that helped push for the June 2010 reformation of the RrSA into the now socialist People's reformed States Republic. This transition from a monarchy to a leftist republic has continued since June 1, 2010 in the diffrent editions of the micronation.
Annexation by A1
On November 7, 2010, it was decided that the People's reformed States Republic be entered into the Federated Republics of A1 as one of its republics. The decision was made because the PrSR lacked much activity and needed to go in a diffrent route. The People's reformed States Repuic officially was adopted into the FRA1 as the Prsänëa People's Republic at 00:1 November 9, 2010. Currently, the PPR is an participating member of the federated republics. Citizens of the republic became high ranking officials in the FRA1. Since the admission of the PPR to the Federated Republics of A1, the internal affairs of the republic have been almost rendered nonexistant around its physical lands. Most activity in the republic went to the online aspect of the FRA1. However, videos have been commissioned to advertise the republic for showing to other republics of A1 to see.
Departure from A1
The Prsänëa People's Republic made the decision to leave the Federated Republics of A1 on July 17, 2012. In a speech made by Premier James E Wilary, the decision was made due partially to the inactivity seen throughout the Republic because of the departure of Gordon Freeman. The other reason, which was emphasized more greatly, was that in the upcoming reforms of A1 that would allow the nation to reform and reorganize itself, Prsänëa feared that it would lose much of its historical identity as a "micronational entity". The PPR was then reestablished as an independent state with the formation of the Grand Duchy of Prsänëa, and to revive the monarchist past of the nation from the RrSA. A grand duchy was decided on as it was the smallest royal title that usually constituted a seperate state, and reflected the smaller population of the nation compared to other monarchies in micronations.
During May 2013, the Grand Duchy moved it's base of operations, primarily the Royal Residence, to a new location. Due to this change in Prsänëa, the Archduchy of Georgetown, which consists of the capital city of Georgetown, had to be reorganized to recognize the move. This change kept the City of Georgetown as the de jure capital of Prsänëa, and incorporated the new Prsänëan territory as the City of Victoria, which holds the title of largest city in Prsänëa for being the de facto capital of the nation. During the same changes, Outer Georgetown was formed into the Barony of the Golden Gate, and the March of Inyo was subdivided into the Viscounty of the Mesquite Dunes and the Barony of Salt Creek.
Government and politics
The Grand Duchy of Prsänëa is an absolute monarchy under the rule of His Royal Highness Wilary the First (although, the royal title is used only in offical situations, with "James E Wilary" used otherwise). There is a limited government, mainly due to the limited population, and ministries are ordered according to need only. A military is nonexistent, and constitutionally illegal, in the grand duchy, and the numberless functions due to defence are to be carried out by a general militia of the citizenry should a threat occur. The organizations currently in use are mainly directed to the regulation and upkeap of the national culture, as governance itself is a limited venture. The structure of the government is laid out as follows:
- Office of the Grand Duke
- Prsänëan Language Regulation Board
- Royal Bullion Depository
- Royal Georgetown Mint
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Prsänëa is a geographically diverse nation that spans multiple states in America. Territories range from lush waterside land to desolate desert, and then to urban environments. The primary region is the Archduchy of Georgetown, a jurisdiction with includes the like named City of Georgetown, the nation's capital. Also included in the Archduchy is the largest city in Prsänëa, Victoria. Except for the Barony of the Golden Gate, which is in San Francisco, Georgetown is mostly in San Jose, California. As well in Prsänëa, the Duchy of Lincoln is a woodland territory near Newport, Oregon, the March of Inyo is a desert territory in Death Valley National Park, the County of El Dorado is a beachfront territory on Lake Tahoe, and the County of Wayne is a rocky dry territory in Capitol Reef National Park.
- Archduchy of Georgetown
- City of Georgetown
- City of Victoria
- Barony of the Golden Gate
- Duchy of Lincoln
- March of Inyo
- Viscounty of the Mesquite Dunes
- Barony of Salt Creek
- County of El Dorado
- County of Wayne