Slinky Parliamentary Monarchy
| Slinky Empyre |
|Motto: A Friendly Nation |
|Anthem: The Traumerei|
| North America, Nothern Europe |
|Official language(s)||English, Slin-Englysh|
|Head of Parliament||Kyng Fyrst|
|Last election||July 2010|
|Established||December 31, 2008|
|Disestablished||January 17, 2011|
|Succeeded by|| Slinky Republyc |
The Slinky Parliamentary Monarchy, commonly known as the Slinky Empyre, was a European-American territorial micronation. It was ruled by Kyng Fyrst, who founded the nation on 31 December 2008, and lead it as its only monarch (or Kyng). From 2009 to 2011, the Slinky Empyre evolved from a personal union of two regions (known as Departments) under control of the Kyng to a group of thirteen Departments headed by eleven different Viceroys (Saint Rychard, Herway and Amono still being under the control of the monarch). Throughout its existence, the Empyre was known as the "friendly nation", exercising a very open foreign policy, and was a recipient of the OAM Award for Political and Diplomatic Excellence.
The politics of the Empyre were conducted through a parliamentary monarchy, where executive power was vested in the Kyng and the Slinky Parliament, the unicameral legislature of the Empyre. De jure powers were separate and independent, with the most important figures being the King, the Parliament Dyrector and each President of a "Business", which worked as Ministries. De facto, the Kyng was covering all those titles, being also head of the majority party in the micronation, the Fyrst Parliamentary Party, and thus making him the absolute ruler of the Empyre. Furthermore, the law gave legislative powers to the Kyng if less than four political parties were present in the Parliament. As a consequence, the Empyre remained without a legislative organ until July 2010.
On 17 January 2011, the Kyng was compelled to abdicate after nationwide protests denouncing electoral flaws and his activities on MicroWikia. A short-lived Republic ruled by the Parliament replaced the monarchy until it collapsed the following month.
In April 2012, Kyng Fyrst returned to micronationalism, which on 26 June 2012 he, and several others, revived the Slinky Empyre as the Empyre of Slin.
The four documents of the Slinky Empyre set up its government. These documents are meant to be firm and unchanged.
On 31 December 2008, the Slinky Document was signed by Kyng Fyrst, declaring the beginning of the Slinky Parliamentary Monarchy. The document lays out the basic foundation of the nation, including its name, type of government, royalty, the Emblem, and the rules of Parliament. The Ten Crymes document was signed in 2009. It laid out the following ten actions that should not go unpunished if done intentionally: torture, murder, adultery, fraud, discrimination, vagrancy, theft, disobedience, overwork, and gluttony. The Ten Laws document, signed in 2009, further explained Slinky law. It limits the power of the Kyng and Parliament, lays out rules for citizens to follow, explains the process of going to war, and more. The Ten Ryghts document was signed in 2009. It gives all citizens ten rights that shall not be taken away, including: the right to believe anything, the right to have fun, the right to be happy, and the right to learn.
Following the four documents, Kyng Fyrst started signing certificates of approval for businesses. The Slinky Treasury was first, then came Tourism and Education. In June 2009, the Slinky Securyty Society (SSS) was started with the approval of the Slinky Police business. The Slinky Air Force came later.
In the Slinky Empyre, all long-term decisions are written and signed into law in the form of royal proclamations. According to law, no more than 100 royal proclamations can be in effect at once. Today, a total of four proclamations are currently in effect. The foreign policies of the Empyre were made official on the second one, while the fifth concentrated more on the political organization of Slin: it determines a minimum number of voters in royal, viceroyal, and parliamentary elections. The first one, however, focused on money and barter for use only in foreign trade.
The Slinky Empyre does not sign alliances, and refuses to bind itself and other nations to written terms. Rather than formal alliances, the nation chooses to form relations with other nations in the form of informal friendships. Currently, sixty-one nations are friends of the Slinky Empyre.
The month of June has been declared a Slinky "Month of Dyplomacy", so the nation can focus on foreign relations in that period.
The Univist Universal War began on 26 April 2010, when the United Univist States declared war on every micronation and macronation in the world, including the Slinky Empyre. Kyng Fyrst, who was responsible for declaring war since Slinky Parliament was not active, chose to categorize the conflict as "cyber war", and therefore did not declare war against the UUS. This war ended on 4 May 2010. On 8 October 2010, an alert from Vyceroy Joseph Allen of Iyabi Department informed the Royal Offyce of an attack on his department from a large group brandishing weapons.
Decline and Fall
In November 2010, when the majority of MicroWiki split off from the Wikia site, Fyrst adopted the old wiki without consent from the community. This resulted in the severe decline of his influence and popularity in the community, and also being stripped of his adminship on the new wiki. On 16 January 2011, several departments rebelled against the empyre and set up the Slinky Republyc. Days later, the Slinky Empyre collapsed. Since then, a small handful of people have claimed to be the second Kyng of the Slinky Empyre, including Dylan of Homested (officially Kyng Second in the Reformed Slinky Empyre) and HIM Tsar Kuri I.
On 6 April 2012 Danland claimed parts of the Slinky Empyre which were unsupported by most micronationalists. However two days later, Danland ended the claim.
That month Kyng Fyrst returned to micronationalism and many micronationalists wanted to revive the Slinky Empyre, which on 7 July 2012 it was revived as the Second Empyre of Slin, with Danland, Ihuset, Lurk and Levithan giving a portion of their territory as a claim of the newly-revived empyre.
Government and politics
The Empyre is governed by the Kyng or Queen, whose power is limited by the Parliament (if number of parliamentary parties > 3). The only political parties recognized by the government are parliamentary parties, which all have equal power in Parliament. The Kyng or Queen may be elected by citizens or crowned by the previous Kyng or Queen. Departments may be governed by a Vyceroy or Vycereine with power nearly equivalent to Kyng or Queen, except with the limit of 25 departmental proclamations and no appointed Parliament for their department unless approved by the Kyng or Queen.
The Slinky Empyre's legal system borrows ideas from many different forms of government, but mainly monarchy and democracy.
The power is given to the Kyng (male) or Queen (female), who is the ruler of the Slinky Empyre. Unless otherwise noted in law, the Kyng or Queen has total authority. He must obey the law as any other citizen, must be removed from office if he becomes a criminal, and may be removed from office by Parliament or by a popular vote of the citizens.
Any long-term decisions of the Kyng or Queen must be written in the form of a royal proclamation, and there shall be no more than 100 royal proclamations at one time. Proclamations, however, can be repealed by the Parliament.
To hold the office of Kyng or Queen, one of the following must take place:
- Resigning the kingship or queenship, the incumbent Kyng or Queen may crown another citizen the new Kyng or Queen.
- Over half of citizens (if population > 5) of the Slinky Empyre vote for a person to become Kyng or Queen.
- The incumbent Kyng or Queen may no longer serve as Kyng or Queen, and a person is next in royal succession.
A Vyceroy (male) or Vycereine (female) is the ruler of any department in the Slinky Empyre. A Vyceroy or Vycereine has the same power to his department as a Kyng or Queen to the Slinky Empyre; however, the Kyng or Queen may overrule any of a Vyceroy's or Vycereine's decisions. The Kyng or Queen appoints Vyceroys or Vycereines at first, with popular elections of the department's citizens possibly following.
There is a limit of 25 viceroyal proclamations at one time for any department.
A Lord (male) or Lady (female) of a district may declare a zone in the district to rule under the department's Vyceroy or Vycereine and the Slinky Empyre's Kyng or Queen.
A Slinky Head of Parliament is a representative of a parliamentary party in Slinky Parliament. Heads of Parliament shall be elected by the members of their parliamentary parties according to the party's constitution.
There is currently one parliamentary party in the Slinky Empyre, but at least four must be active for Parliament to be valid.
A president of a business is in charge of maintaining the business and setting up its structure. A president should make sure workers are performing their tasks, and make sure that workers are healthy while serving. Presidents are appointed by the Kyng or Queen.
A Knyght (male) or Dame (female) may work for a Slinky business without becoming a Slinky citizen.
The Slinky Empyre's administrative divisions are known as departments. Each department may be governed by a Vyceroy (male) or Vycereine (female), whose decisions may be overruled by the Kyng or Queen under certain conditions.
Saint Rychard Department was informally annexed during the 2009 government shutdown. Herway Department was informally annexed on the shutdown's last day. These first two departments were officially annexed on 30 May 2009. To increase positive relations with Nemkhavia, its leader and Kyng Fyrst worked together to annex Eastvale Department, a grassy land northeast of the Nemkhavian Home Provinces. Eastvale Department was annexed on 18 August 2009. Llabdey Department was annexed with the help of the Landashir'n government, and James von Puchow was appointed as its Protector (a viceroyal position). Tyncomarus Department was annexed on 26 January 2010. Hookwood Department was annexed on 12 February 2010. Amono Department was annexed on 12 April 2010. Lookout Department was annexed on 6 May 2010. Hayland Department was annexed on 17 June 2010, with Hayden Johnson appointed as its Vyceroy, but later became part of the Republic of Slyndonia. Sarenai Department was annexed on 5 July 2010, with André Sammut appointed as its Vyceroy. Tergumterra Department was annexed on 6 July 2010, with Parker I appointed as its Vyceroy. Sumac Department was annexed on 17 July 2010, with Kuri Adranit appointed as its Vyceroy. Iyabi Department was annexed on 16 August 2010, with Joseph Allen appointed as its Vyceroy.
The location of Saint Rychard Department, the Slinky capital, is currently confidential due to security reasons. Because the Herway and Amono Departments are nearby the capital, their locations are also being kept undisclosed. However, both departments are on the continent of North America, and both surrounded by the United States of America. Saint Rychard Depatment is entirely composed of the Royal Offyce structure, and gets no precipitation. Herway Department is entirely covered by Anthylls National Park, and gets approximately 11.8 inches of rain annually. Eastvale Department is located near Dublin, Ireland. Llabdey Department is located in Buckinghamshire, England. Tyncomarus Department is located in Carshalton, England. Hookwood Department is srrounded by the Principality of Rukora in former English territory. Amono Department is nearby Saint Rychard Dept., but surrounded by the United States. Lookout Department is within the American state of Idaho. Hayland Department is within the American state of Minnesota. Sarenai Department is located on Malta. Tergumterra Department's location is currently confidential for Secundomian security reasons. Sumac Department is located in southern Ontario. Iyabi Department is located within the southeastern United States.
Slinky Royal Time, usually referred to by its abbreviation SRT, is the time zone in Saint Rychard, Herway, Amono, and Lookout Departments. It is currently set at UTC-6 hours. Eastvale Time (EVT) is the time zone used in Eastvale, Llabdey, Tyncomarus, and Hookwood Departments. It is currently set at UTC+1 hours. Hayland Time (HLT) is the time zone in Hayland and Iyabi Departments, set at UTC-5 hours. Saint John the Baptyst Time (SJT) is the time zone in Sarenai Department, set at UTC+2 hours. Sumac Tyme (SCT) is the time zone in Sumac Department, set at UTC-4 hours.
|Flag||Name||Vyceroy/Vycereine||Abbreviation||Annexation date||Land area|
|Saint Rychard Department||Kyng Fyrst||SR||30 May 2009||~ 0 acres|
|Herway Department||Kyng Fyrst||HW||30 May 2009||~ 0.5 acres|
|Eastvale Department||Mark Meehan||EV||18 August 2009||~ 0 acres|
|Llabdey Department||James von Puchow (Protector)||LL||3 September 2009||~ 47.6 acres|
|Tyncomarus Department||Vicereine Margaret||TM||26 January 2010||~ 0 acres|
|Hookwood Department||Tom Turner||HK||12 February 2010||~ 8.5 acres|
|Amono Department||Kyng Fyrst||AO||12 April 2010||~ 0 acres|
|Lookout Department||LO||6 May 2010||unknown|
|Hayland Department||Hayden Johnson||HL||17 June 2010||~ 1 acres|
|Sarenai Department||André Sammut||SA||5 July 2010||~ 0 acres|
|Tergumterra Department||Parker I||TT||6 July 2010||~ 0 acres|
|Sumac Department||Kuri Adranit||SC||17 July 2010||~ 0 acres|
|Iyabi Department||Joseph Allen||IY||16 August 2010||~ 2 acres|
In the Slinky Empyre, all citizens must be part of at least one business. The Slinky Empyre tries to provide as many different useful career opportunities as possible to provide citizens with more options. If citizens do not specify which business they would like to join, they are automatically placed in Police.
|Slinky Treasury||Slinky citizenship, calculating, reading, writing, source of income||Kyng Fyrst||31 January 2009|
|Slinky Tourysm||Slinky citizenship, friendliness||Kyng Fyrst||14 February 2009|
|Slinky Education||Slinky citizenship, learning||Kyng Fyrst||30 May 2009|
|Slinky Police||Slinky citizenship, loyalty, obedience||Kyng Fyrst||17 June 2009|
|Slinky Air Force||Slinky citizenship, loyalty, piloting skills||Kyng Fyrst||30 June 2009|
|Slinky Post||Slinky citizenship, reading, writing||Kyng Fyrst||20 July 2010|
The first royal proclamation banned the use of money between citizens of the Slinky Empyre, and reserved trade only between Slin and other nations. The resolution was repealed in June 2010 due to economic development plans in Hayland Department. Shortly afterward, Hayland began using a bartering system, which is currently the only known form of an economy in the Empyre.
The Slinky Parliamentary Monarchy is protected by the Slinky Securyty Society, or SSS, a law-enforcing group of businesses in the Slinky Empyre. Currently, the Police and Air Force are the only businesses in the SSS. The flags of SSS businesses are blue, triangular designs to be distinguished from the regular white, square designs.
The Slinky Police currently maintains all military operations on the ground and legal tasks such as court cases. Being the largest business in the Empyre, it is active in all thirteen departments. It was created on 17 June 2009.
The Slinky Police was involved in two court cases since the creation of the Empyre. The first one, Slinky Empyre v. Slinky Treasury was held in February 2009. The president of treasury, a treasurer himself, had failed to meet the weekly quota of United States dollars. The president was sentenced to pay back four times his debt to the Slinky Empyre, while the Slinky Empyre entered a three-and-a-half-month government shutdown.
The second and most notable one was the Slinky Empyre v. Wylliam Danforth case, held in October 2010. William Danforth, Vyceroy of Escurus Department and president of the postal service, had lied regarding the existence of Saint John the Baptyst Department and the government of Escurus Department. The two departments were dis-annexed, and William Danforth was removed from all royally-appointed positions in the Slinky Empyre for six months. The Slinky Government declared he would have been eligible for these positions after April 14, 2011, if Kyng Fyrst is still in office.
The Slinky Air Force maintains all military operations in the air and provides aircraft for the Empyre. The SAF also maintains Sohcahtoa Air Force Base in Amono Department. Founded on June 30, 2009, it is formed by seven paper planes:
- SAF-0101 Patetopian
- SAF-0102 Emperor
- SAF-0103 Petorian
- SAF-0104 Secundomian
- SAF-0105 Angadorian
- SAF-0106 Progolian
- SAF-0107 Rukoran
The 2010 Diplomacy Air Show featured the above seven aircrafts in honor of allied nations of the Slinky Empyre.
- The Slinky Empyre is a recipient of the Organisation of Active Micronations Award for Diplomatic Excellence.
- The Slinky Empyre is a recipient of the Organisation of Active Micronations Award for Political Excellence.
- The Slinky Empyre is a recipient of the Friendliest Nation Award in Garagstan.