|Parvusmount Self-Determined Province|
The Parvus Mount
"dieu et mon droit"
"god and my right"
|Established||28th September 2019 (as Kingdom of North Parvusmount)|
|• First minister||United Democratic|
|• Band identifier|
|Time zone||UTC+0:45,-0:15 (RPST)|
Parvusmount, officially the Parvusmount Self-Determined Province (commonly shortened to the Parvusmount SDP) and known for postal & statistical purposes as Province P1, is a governmental province of the Princian Commonwealth. Parvusmount elects 24 ministers and 8 lordministers for representation in the Electoral Legislature of the Prince's Order, and has previously been known as the Kingdom of North Parvusmount, Home Province of North Parvusmount, Outlying Province of Parvusmount and now the Parvusmount SDP. Parvusmount was known as the Kingdom of Parvusmount before its annexation into Princia.
The name Parvusmount comes from the Latin "parvus," meaning "small," a reference to the rugged terrain of the province with the peak being dubbed the Parvus Mount, despite officially not being a mountain.
2021 Parvusmountian Status Referendum
The 2021 Parvusmountian Status Referendum was a people's vote held within the Parvusmount SDP called by the 2021 Act of Referenda on Self-Determination. The question on the ballot paper read: "Should Parvusmount remain a Self-Determined Protectorate, become an Outlying Province, become an independent country or become more integrated into Princia as a Self-Determined Province?" the acceptable answers were "Remain a Self-Determined Protectorate", "Become an independent country," "Become an Outlying Province," and "Become a Self-Determined Province." The referendum was held in conjunction with and on the same date as the October 2021 10th Unitary Election and 2021 Soedesian Independence Referendum. The People's Party & Princian Party of Socialists and United Democratic & Liberal Party both announced their support for Parvusmount becoming an outlying province, the Metropolitan Party announced their support for becoming a Self-Determined Province, and the Parvusmountian government itself urged its citizens to vote for either maintenance of the current Self-Determined Protectorate or for independence.
The calling of the referendum was prompted by the Parvusmountian government's continued refusal to implement democracy to their government structure despite the Prince's Order's demands to do so. The Metropolitan Party took pity on the people of Parvusmount and began campaigning within the Prince's Order for more action to be taken on the Parvusmountian government to allow more freedom to be achieved. The campaign came to fruition upon the calling of this referendum - the first ever democratic vote of any kind to be held in Parvusmount. If the electorate of Parvusmount voted either to become an Outlying Province or Self-Determined Province it provided the Prince's Order with the reasoning it needs to dissolve the Parvusmountian government and admit Parvusmount to participate in unitary elections as an outlying province or force democracy onto a new Parvusmountian government as a Self-Determined Province. Whether the Prince's Order even held the power to do either within an SDP became the subject of much debate.
Shortly following the announcement of the referendum, the Parvusmountian government began to express its concerns over whether the Prince's Order is constitutionally capable of calling a referendum within an SDP. It was concluded by Prince Joshua that calling a referendum alone did not breach Parvusmount's autonomy, rather the result of which could. If the electorate of Parvusmount voted for any option other than the first, the Prince's Order would have theoretically been unable to fulfil this without breaching the autonomy that was granted to Parvusmount as one of the conditions of its annexation into the Confederation of Greater Princia (now the Princian Commonwealth). The 2021 Act of Referenda on Self-Determination was the first ever legislation the Prince's Order passed pertaining to the Parvusmount SDP following a prolonged period of a laissez-faire attitude the Prince's Order maintained towards Parvusmount. The Prince's Order released a declaratory statement during the controversy asserting that although an SDP enjoys extra autonomy within Princia, the Prince's Order is the supreme legislative authority of the nation as a whole and such authority extends even to SDPs regardless of their annexation conditions or level of autonomy (essentially stating that the Prince's Order can do with Parvusmount whatever it wishes, irrespective of prior agreements). The Parvusmountian government rejected this statement and said it would unilaterally declare Parvusmount's independence from Princia if any of its conditions of annexation were infringed upon.
|Answer||№ of rocantons||Percentage|
|Remain a Self-Determined Protectorate||4||13.3%|
|Become an independent country||1||3.3%|
|Become an Outlying Province||11||36.7%|
|Become a Self-Determined Province||14||46.7%|
Following the announcement of the referendum result it was customary for Parvusmount to become a Self-Determined Province, though the Prince's Order was acutely aware of the Parvusmountian government's intense opposition to this proposal. Parvusmount converted to a Self-Determined Province on the 2nd January 2022, stripping the Parvusmountian government of much of its authority and in effect placing the Prince's Order as the supreme authority within the province, forcing the Parvusmountian government to implement democracy to its government structure and to request laws pertaining to Parvusmount to be debated in the Electoral Legislature of the Prince's Order.
Parvusmount is divided into 6 baronies (sometimes known as cobarates), equivalent to Princian counties - each led by a Baron, represented in the Parvusmountian upper government by one or more elected Cobars and represented in the Filorux board of directors by a director. The list of Parvusmountian baronies are as follows:
|Antrobel||City of Gearfast|
|Asher's Ness||Asherness||Legiongate City|
|Bearkby Kenzer||Bearkby||Bearkby City|
|Bosteria||Bosteria-with-Mascop||City of Waverybuild||Largest|
|Jopverholrake||Jopver||City of Chasperleigh|
|West Riding of Antrobel||Antrobel West-Riding||City of Kinparley||Capital|
Some baronies combine to make up Parvusmountian regions. Currently the only baronies to do so are Bosteria and Jopverholrake, making up the region known as the Viceregalty of Kazveria-Castille.
A kenzer is type of barony in Parvusmount that has been granted independence to operate as a separate barony from that of the historic baronies: Antrobel, Asher's Ness, Bosteria and Jopverholrake. Currently there is only one de jure kenzer, the barony of Bearkby Kenzer, centred on the rocanton of Bearkby City and independent from Asher's Ness. The West Riding of Antrobel, centred on the rocanton of Kinparley City, is often described as a de facto Kinparley Kenzer as it achieved its independence from the barony of Antrobel, although not named as such. A kenzer centred around the rocanton of the Mascop City was previously granted independence from the barony of Bosteria as the Mascop Kenzer but was later abolished due to public opinion in favour of reunification.
Parvusmount is divided into 24 rocantons (sometimes known as roparates), equivalent to Princian districts - represented in the Parvusmountian lower government by an elected Ropar and represented in the Prince's Order by an elected Minister. Previously (as in the 2021 Parvusmountian Status Referendum) the number of rocantons stood at 30, but following the referendum result this number was reduced to 24 to be in-keeping with the rest of Princia's electoral structure. The list of Parvusmountian rocantons are as follows:
|City of Gearfast||Antrobel|
|Town of Andrithicket|
|Caperanza & Mordecai|
|Legiongate City||Asher's Ness|
|Town of Manswall|
|City of New Memphis|
|Bearkby City||Bearkby Kenzer|
|City of Waverybuild||Bosteria|
|The Mascop City|
|Town of Quaybar|
|City of New Belgrade|
|City of Chasperleigh||Jopverholrake|
|Town of Hignbay|
|City of Kinparley||West Riding of Antrobel|