Holy Empire of New Israel
For the micronation also known as New Israel founded in the 1980s, see New Israel (1985-88).
Holy Empire of New Israel
Holij Raiçh Niuw-Israel
|Motto: "Veritas vos liberabit"|
|Establishment||1 March 2013|
|Currency||New Israeli moneyers' pound|
The Holy Empire of New Israel is a Christian confederation founded on 1 March 2013 as the successor to the Empire of Freedomia. Founded initially as a "united Christian empire", it evolved into a broad union encompassing New Israel, Saxony, and other overseas possessions. It was dissolved on 16 August 2018 and later re-established on 15 October 2019.
History of the Holy Empire
In 2009, precursor states to Freihetia were established, eventually becoming a formal government in June of the same year. At the conclusion of 2009, the country of Freihetia had disbanded and was not revived formally until 1 August 2010. It maintained a permanent existence until the country began to deteriorate in December 2012, experiencing secession of its foreign territories and internal strife. This led to calls for the replacement of Freihetia with a new Christian empire, united with a newfound ally, the Saxon Empire. This Christian empire, though short lived, was a precursor to the Holy Empire of New Israel, first proposed in late February 2013, and formally established on the 1 March 2013.
Establishment Controversy and the Spice Wars
Main Article: Spice Wars
Shortly after New Israel's establishment, several nations expressed their opposition to the new nation in a continuation of the heated sentiments that had intensified from the dissolution of the Confederate States of Prosperity and the failed coup of the 18 December 2012. The First Spice War lasted only a month during February 2013, and ended de facto with the creation of New Israel. With Freihetia now dissolved into New Israel, the diplomatic controversies of Freihetia and its leaders continued regardless, leading to the Second Spice War on 1 April 2013.
After a year and a half of unity, the nation faced a theological schism between the Freihetian states and the nation of Saxony, culminating in a declaration of independence from Saxony on 18 July 2014 and a declaration of war from New Israel ten days later. The victory of the anti-New Israeli alliance was short-lived. Saxony and New Israel were reconciled in 2015.
The Edict of Lollardry, issued 4 January 2018, dissolved the government of the Holy Empire of New Israel, most notably abolishing the monarchy, under the pretext that such a monarchy could not be legitimate without the approval of the Pope. The Holy Office, which is the religious authority of the Holy Empire that enforces the teachings of the Catholic Church, became the sole authority, and the former emperor became Grand Inquisitor.
Following these attempts to reorganise the government, New Israel was declared dissolved on 16 August 2018.