Great Lawl Reich
Great Lawl Reich
|Motto: "God is with us!|
|Largest city||Butugychag City|
• Prime Minister
|Independence from Canada|
• Independence of the Great Lawl Reich
|17 February 2014|
|1,575.4 km2 (608.3 sq mi)|
• Total land area
|24.6 km2 (9.5 sq mi)|
• Total water area
|1,550.8 km2 (598.8 sq mi)|
|Currency||Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)|
The Great Lawl Reich is a micronation that has land claims in the Southern Pacific Ocean,[n 1] Eastern Russia, Washington State, and England. The Great Lawl Reich declared independence from Canada in February 2014. Despite the claims of independence, it is considered to be a micronation. The Great Lawl Reich is currently a Member State of the Micronational Assembly.
The Great Lawl Reich was founded on the night of 17 February 2014 by Tsar Stefan I, then known as King Stefan I, after developing the interest in running his own micronation after watching How to Start Your Own Country by Danny Wallace in 2012. Stefan I chose the name Great Lawl Reich as when he was at school on the same day wrote "Join the Lawl Reich" on a wall using snow during recess. Despite declaring independence, the Great Lawl Reich at the time lacked any territory. Stefan I told some of his friends about the Great Lawl Reich and how he is its King. One March and April 2014, one of Stefan I's classmates declared himself the Leader of the Great Lawl Reich. Although his classmate declared himself the leader of the Reich, only a back and forth conversation between the two occurred. At the end of June 2014, the classmate renounced his claim as Leader, thus leaving Stefan I as the sole, undisputed ruler.
The remainder of 2014 was not eventful for the Great Lawl Reich. The only other change that occurred in 2014 was a flag change done on 12 July 2014. On 17 February 2015, Stefan I decided to change his title from King to Tsar. On 30 September 2015, the Great Lawl Reich held its first elections for Prime Minister. The parties were Social Democratic, Liberal, and Conservative.[n 2] The elections used mixed-member proportional representation for this and subsequent elections. Stefan I was the Leader of the Social Democratic Party. The results of the elections were the Social Democratic and Liberal Parties gaining one vote each. The Social Democratic Party became the main party, while the Liberal Party became the deputy party. On 18 February 2016, the Great Lawl Reich held its second elections for Prime Minister. The parties were Social Democratic, Liberal, Conservative, Green, United Front, and Libertarian.[n 2] The Social Democratic Party gained all the votes, and the Tsar decided to dissolve all other political parties the same day, due to him not wanting political parties without people. On 7 March 2016, Stefan I established the Great Lawl Reich Southern Pacific Territory as an Overseas Territory in the South Pacific. The Southern Pacific Territory was the first territory the Great Lawl Reich gained, located at where the Albatross Cordillera is. On 25 September 2016, the Great Lawl Reich Southern Pacific Territory status changed from Overseas Territory to Overseas Province. The location and size of the Southern Pacific Territory were also officially established on the same day.
On 19 April 2017, the Great Lawl Reich decided to join the Micronational Assembly, back when the MA was based on Google+. During the time in the G+ MA, Stefan I mainly discussed topics about micronations with other members in the Assembly. Stefan I joined and was active on the G+ community page for the Grand Empire of Francia. On 17 May 2017, the Great Lawl Reich joined the United Micronations, headed by the Republic of Aurora. Stefan I was not really active in the United Micronations, and later ended up leaving on 21 July 2019. On 17 May 2017, Stefan I established the Province of Butugychag. On 27 June 2017, Cyrisk declared war on the Micronation Assembly, after being expelled from it. During this time, no physical conflicts happened. Stefan I offered a white peace with Cyrisk on 3 July 2017, to which he agreed to on the same day. On 3 August 2017, the Social Democratic Party officially dissolved, after Stefan I no longer politically identifying with Social Democracy months ago, as well of adopting a more Nationalist stance. The Great Lawl Reich no longer has any political parties after the dissolution of the Social Democratic Party. On 29 September 2017, Kaiser Francis V of the Grand Empire of Francia abdicated and chose Stefan I as his successor, thus placing the Great Lawl Reich into a personal union with Francia. At first Stefan I did not want the throne but decided to serve anyways. On 2 October 2017, the Leader of Gustavia demanded Stefan I to abdicate the Francian throne and give it to him. Stefan I and Gustavia declared war on the Grand Empire of Francia on 4 October 2017. Although Gustavia was at war with Francia, the Great Lawl Reich never joined the conflict. On 1 November 2017, Francia and Gustavia agreed to peace with no changes to either nation. Sometime in October or November 2017, Francis V held a referendum to see if the citizens of the Grand Empire of Francia want to join the Great Lawl Reich. The majority of citizens, including Stefan I, opposed joining. Stefan I did not want Francia to join because he felt that the Great Lawl Reich would be dominated by Francia.
On 13 December 2017, Francis V asked the member states of the Micronational Assembly if they wanted to join the Francian Commonwealth. Stefan I at first opposed it but decided to support it when Senland and Luxia were interested in joining. The Francian Commonwealth was officially established on 14 December 2017, with the Great Lawl Reich joining a day later. The Francian Commonwealth later changed its name to the Kaiser Commonwealth. On 29 December 2017, the Republic of Bolson, feeling threatened by the presence of the Kaiser Commonwealth, declared war on the Kaiser Commonwealth. Bolson would be quickly invaded by Senland, causing Bolson to surrender on 3 January 2018. After the surrender, a peace treaty was signed where the Republic of Bolson was divided into four occupational zones, with Senland and the Great Lawl Reich annexing parts of Bolson. On 17 January 2018, the Reich Protectorate of Bolson was officially established. The President of Bolson did not like the treaty and decided to declare war in an attempt to free Bolson from occupation on 9 January 2018. The war ended on 24 January 2018 after Stefan I convinced the President of Bolson to make peace as the occupation would end on 5 February 2018. Senland soon left the Kaiser Commonwealth on 30 January 2018, occupying the rest of Bolson, including the Reich Protectorate of Bolson. The occupation of Bolson officially ended on 5 February 2018, but the Great Lawl Reich still maintained sovereignty over the Reich Protectorate of Bolson. The Great Lawl Reich would face a minor war with the First Stone Reich between 9 February 2018 to 26 March 2018, although no actual fighting occurred. Luxia decided to leave the Kaiser Commonwealth sometime in late February. With the Kaiser Commonwealth only consisting of the Grand Empire of Francia and the Great Lawl Reich, Stefan I decided to dissolve the Commonwealth on 8 March 2018. In late March 2017, Francis I tried to form a union between Francia and Senland, but the latter decided to back out of the deal after the Third Sennish-Bolsonese War. During the negotiations, the Great Lawl Reich managed to regain the Reich Protectorate of Bolson on 2 April 2018. On 13 April 2018, Francis V told Stefan I to return the Francian throne to him. Stefan I agreed and abdicated the following day, ending the personal union.
More recent years
After the end of the personal union with the Grand Empire of Francia, Stefan I put more focus on the Great Lawl Reich. The Great Lawl Reich maintained its activity in the Micronational Assembly, with Stefan I ended up serving as Councilman and Chairman. On 29 August 2019, during a conversation with people in the Micronational Assembly, Stefan I brought up Oblea and asked Francis V about its status. Francis V thought that the Great Lawl Reich annexed it after Stefan I abdicated. Stefan I proposed that Francia transfer the sovereignty of Oblea to the Great Lawl Reich. Francis V agreed and Oblea was transferred to the Great Lawl Reich on 31 August 2019. Seconds after the sovereignty of Oblea was transferred, Stefan I officially proclaimed the Tsardom of Oblea. The Great Lawl Reich would open relations with the United Provinces of Natlin on 20 December 2019 and the United Ocean States on 11 January 2020, establishing an alliance between both nations. The United Ocean States granted North Yeno to the Great Lawl Reich on 15 February, where it became a Dependency two days later under the name of the Kyngdom of New Slin. The Great Lawl Reich opened relations with the Queendom of Aquariana, where Aquariana became an informal Protectorate of the Great Lawl Reich on 17 March 2020. On 17 May 2020, the Province of Butugychag status was changed from Overseas Province to Dependency, as well of being renamed to the Tsardom of Butugychag. Before the Kingdom of Herzetia dissolved, King Asher I seceded South Yeno to the Great Lawl Reich on 31 July 2020. New Slin and South Yeno would then united into the Tzardom of Yeno on 2 September 2020. On 18 November 2020, the Great Lawl Reich, Wohlstand Vereinigung, the Reunited Ocean States, and the Empire of Kapreburg participated in the Partition of the Aleunnic Empire, where all four parties divided up the Aleunnic Empire amongst themselves. The Great Lawl Reich officially recognized the Csardom of Aquariana as the successor of the Queendom of Aquariana the same day the Csardom was established on 7 December 2020, has never recognized the dissolution of Aquariana on 2 September 2020. On 20 December 2020, the Aleunnic Czardom was officially established from the territory annexed from the Aleunnic Empire. The Aleunnic Czardom granted a portion on the North-West part of Marsh Island joint-sovereignty to Aquariana called the Aleunnic-Aquarian Condominium.
The Great Lawl Reich was involved in the Greater Aleunnic War from 31 January 2021 to 23 June 2021 when the Reunited Ocean States and other anti-colonial micronations declared war on the Great Lawl Reich due to its presence in Rhode Island. The war ended on 23 June 2021 after the Great Lawl Reich surrendered Yeno to the Reunited Ocean States and the Aleunnic Czardom to the Aleunnic Workers' Republic.
On 2 September 2022, Stefan I led the Sumac Expedition, where the Great Lawl Reich occupied the former Sumac Krai. Following the expedition, Stefan I proclaimed the Occupied Territory of the Sumac Krai as an Occupied Territory on 5 Spetember 2022.
With having multiple claims around the world, the Great Lawl Reich has a diverse range of geography. The Great Lawl Reich Southern Pacific Territory on the surface is only ocean. On the ocean floor, the Southern Pacific Territory is home to the Albatross Cordillera, which is located at the center. The Tsardom of Butugychag is mountainous. The Tsardom of Oblea is flat. The terrain of the Tsardom of Bolson is covered with trees.
The Great Lawl Reich has several claimed territories. It currently consists of one Overseas Province and Reich Protectorate and two Dependencies.
|Great Lawl Reich Southern Pacific Territory||7 March 2016 (Overseas Territory)
25 September 2016 (Overseas Province)
|1550.8 km²[n 1]||0||Governor|
|Tsardom and Reich Protectorate of Bolson||17 January 2018||0.001 ha||0||Minister-President|
|Tsardom of Oblea||31 August 2019||0.022 ha||0||Tsar|
|Tsardom of Butugychag||17 May 2017 (Overseas Province)
17 May 2020 (Dependency)
|24.6 km²||0||Governor General|
Foreign Relations and Diplomacy
The Great Lawl Reich is currently rather isolationist when it comes to foreign diplomacy. Currently, all diplomacy is conducted by the Tsar.
Nations with mutual diplomacy
- Csardom of Aquariana, since 7 December 2020 (protectorate and personal union).
Nations formerly had diplomacy with
- Grand Empire of Francia, from 29 September 2017 to 14 April 2018 (personal union).
- United Ocean States, from 11 January 2020 to 7 March 2020 (alliance), from 11 March 2020 to 5 April 2020 (alliance).
- United Provinces of Natlin, from 20 December 2019 to 19 November 2020 (alliance).
Nations formerly had informal diplomacy
- Queendom of Aquariana, from 17 March 2020 to 2 September 2020 (informal protectorate).
Organizations apart of
- Micronational Assembly, since 19 April 2017.
Organizations formerly apart of
- United Micronations, from 18 May 2017 to 21 July 2019.
- Intermicronational Security Council (formerly Anti-First Stone Reich Coalition from 16 January 2019 to 30 October 2018), from 16 January 2018 to 31 January 31, 2018, from 2 March 2018 to 12 January 2019.
The Government of the Great Lawl Reich is officially a constitutional monarchy ruled by an imperial Tsar. The monarch of the Great Lawl Reich serves as head of state. Tsar Stefan I is currently the monarch, ruling the Great Lawl Reich since independence. The Prime Minister of the Great Lawl Reich is the head of government. Since independence, the position of Prime Minister is held by Tsar Stefan I.
Members of the Government
HIR&SM Tsar Stefan I:
The Great Lawl Reich currently has a population of 1.
English is the most understood language of the Great Lawl Reich and its de facto official language.[n 3] Classical Slin-Englysh was a regional and secondary language used in the Tzardom of Yeno.
Ukrainian Catholicism is the majority and de facto official religion of the Great Lawl Reich. Although Ukrainian Catholicism is the de facto official religion, the Great Lawl Reich has freedom of religion.
|New Year's Day||1 January||The first day of the Gregorian year.|
|Christmas Day (Eastern Christian Rites)||7 January||Celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.|
|Reich's Day||17 February||Celebrates the independence of the Great Lawl Reich.|
|Good Friday||Friday before Easter||Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.|
|Easter||Dates varies||Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.|
|Tsar Stefan's Day||25 September||Celebrates the birthday of His Imperial, Royal, and Serene Majesty, Tsar Stefan I.|
|Christmas Day (Western Christian Rites)||25 December||Celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.|
The Great Lawl Reich has an official blog simply called Great Lawl Reich. The blog was founded by Stefan I on 10 October 2011 as Ventus Helios. Before the founding of the Great Lawl Reich, Stefan I mainly posted random materials onto the blog, which have been deleted after the founding of the Great Lawl Reich. The blog currently serves as the main news and information source of the Great Lawl Reich.
There are currently two privately-owned YouTube channels by Stefan I. The first channel is called VentusCyborgHelios. The main contents on the channel were video games and Pivot Death Maze. VentusCyborgHelios is currently inactive as Stefan I shifted his focus to his second channel. The second channel is called Great Lawl Reich. The channel went through different name changes before settling on Great Lawl Reich. At first, Stefan I mainly produced video game content on the channel. Stefan I then changed the content produced, and now mainly produces content about the Great Lawl Reich and micronations.