Imperio De Sprinske
|Capital||Rio De Sprinske|
|Official languages||English, Sprinske|
|Recognized languages||Scots, Kolniaric Languages|
• Prime Minister
|Establishment||30 October 2020|
|Currency||Sprinske Delta (SPD)|
|Drives on the||left|
The Sprinske Empire is a micronation in the Kolniari Sector, inside of Glasgow, Scotland. It was founded on 30 October 2020 in the aftermath of the Sprinske Revolution during the Treaty of Spritsnasque along with it’s satellite state, the Imperial Republic of Donkrea. The Sprinske Empire was originally an isolationist nation, but has since became more connected with the wider micronational community and aims to have further diplomatic relations with the new ‘International Era’ of the nation’s history.
The nation views itself as the successor to the Sprinske Communist Republic, in a similar manner to the Russian Federation being viewed as the successor to the Soviet Union, despite having almost nothing in common with it’s predecessor. This is disputed by the Democratic Republic of Sprinske, itself claiming to be the true successor of the Sprinske Communist Republic due to the fact that it was much more similar to it’s predecessor, and it was ruled by the same leader.
The Sprinske Empire is the most powerful and influential nation of the Kolniari Sector, with a major influence over all of the others, in particular, the Imperial Republic of Donkrea, which exists as a satellite nation of the Sprinske Empire, with the head of state being the Laird of Donkrea, a title that coincides with the title of Sprinske Emperor.
The Sprinske Empire was founded on 30 October 2020 in the aftermath of the Sprinske Revolution. The country was created by the Treaty of Spritsnasque, a treaty signed in what became the capital city of the Sprinske Empire. The treaty also granted independence to the Province of Donkrea as a satellite state, which became the Imperial Republic of Donkrea, it also dissolved the Sprinske Communist Republic
In the nation’s early history, it was a very unstable country and prone to micronational terrorism. The Gorralic Communist Union was the name of a guerrilla organisation that regularly staged attacks on both the Sprinske Empire and the Imperial Republic of Donkrea, it was created by remnants of the Sprinske Communist Republic, but in June 2021, these attacks ceased when the Gorralic Communist Union dissolved, and some of the leading members joined the Sprinske Empire, even the former king of the Sprinske Communist Republic eventually joined, and he became a very high ranking military official within the nation, this was arguably the first peak of the nation, as the country would not grow to the same extent until the International Era. The former king of the Sprinske Communist Republic took the position of General, and was the second highest ranking official in the country, behind only Emperor Aaron I. Despite their previous differences, the Emperor and the General got along, and the nation began to rapidly improve its navy and Air Force. The country began construction of a cardboard aircraft carrier for their R/C paper aircraft, a secret project known as Supercarrier HMS Falcon. HMS Falcon was to be the navy’s flagship, it started construction in July, and was expected to be completed in September, but its construction was interrupted by some unexpected events.
The nation began to enter an ideological crisis, there were some that wanted to remain an absolute monarchy, but others wanted a slow transition to communism. The Emperor and General began to clash over ideology, and two distinct factions began to emerge: the Imperial Faction were the larger of the two by a small amount, the Imperial Faction were those loyal to the Emperor and wanted to keep the nation as an absolute monarchy. The other was the Communist Faction, who were loyal to the General and wanted to slowly transform the Sprinske Empire into a revival of the Sprinske Communist Republic. Tensions were at their highest in early August 2021, when the Emperor and General had a major argument, which caused the nation to tear itself apart.
On 3 August 2021, the Communist Faction declared independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Sprinske. Due to the communists mostly having control over the western part of the Sprinske Empire, their new nation was often known as West Sprinske. Secession from the Sprinske Empire was illegal, and caused the Sprinske Civil War to erupt
Sprinske Civil War (August 2021 - December 2021)
As a violation of the Sprinske Constitution, the secession of the West Sprinske automatically triggered war. West Sprinske had one major difference: it was no longer a monarchy, it was now a military dictatorship, so the General decided to keep his title to link the government and the military. Both nations invested heavily into their navies, but the Sprinske Empire, which still held most of the shipyards, decided not to continue construction of HMS Falcon, instead, they invested heavily into building three more Emperor-Class cruisers. HMS Emperor was the flagship of the Sprinske Navy, built in late 2020 to improve the naval strength of the nation along with the Clover-Class and Shark-Class.
The Sprinske Empire stored it’s ships in two locations: Rio De Sprinske, which was in the East, and the Western Province. As the Western Province had become part of West Sprinske, those ships were seized by the nation for it’s own navy. One of these was HMS Invader, a battleship built in late 2020 that had been refurbished.
It was on 19 August 2021 that the first naval battle of the Sprinske Civil War began. HMS Emperor and HMS Invader both received minor damages, and 3 ships sank. Two of the sunken vessels belonged to West Sprinske, and one belonged to the Sprinske Empire. The Sprinske Empire’s sunken vessel actually crashed into HMS Emperor, causing minor damage to the flagship.
After 5 naval battles, HMS Emperor received major irreparable damage and was scuttled in the Shedhill River to prevent it from being seized by West Sprinske. Emperor Aaron I of Sprinske declared that the Shedhill River had to be blocked to prevent West Sprinske from landing troops and taking the country’s biggest city. Shedhill is the biggest city in the Kolniari Sector, and there is a major metal foundry in the area, so it was of more importance than a few obsolete ships.
On 30 August 2021, Emperor Aaron I ordered that the unfinished supercarrier be taken apart and use for spare parts for other ships, and everything that couldn’t be reused was to be burned and used as fertiliser for the crops in the agricultural area of the Province of Grannysland. Over the next few days, the ship taken apart, and most of it went to fixing the HMS Osprey’s water cannons so that they would have better range and more power to sink enemy ships.
On 20 September, there was a major airstrike on the Democratic Republic’s capital city of Úrmda when the Emperor was informed that West Sprinske was building a giant battleship that could sink the HMS Osprey in one shot.
In early October, West Sprinske launched a large-scale invasion of the Sprinske Empire. Fighting lasted for hours, until West Sprinske broke through the Sprinske Empire’s defences, and captured the capital city, Spritsnasque. HMS Osprey was in the city at that time for repairs, and was almost captured, but the Emperor made sure that the ship was removed from the city, and moved to a safer city, Rio De Sprinske. Due to it’s geographical area, Rio De Sprinske was a perfect place to have as the capital city, as it would be nearly impossible to invade it, so it officially became the capital city of the Sprinske Empire the next day.
Morale in the Sprinske Empire had suffered a major decline after Spritsnasque fell, but on 16 October, they launched a major assault to take back the city, the city was surprisingly under-defended, and it was taken easily. This gave a major boost to morale in the nation that would last for the duration of the war. Revolution Day came on 30 October 2021, and the Emperor placed a mole in West Sprinske to reveal their battle plans, so when the attack came the next day, it was a major victory for the Sprinske Empire.
On 5 November 2021, the Sprinske Empire decided that it was time to block the Shedhill River. HMS Viking, HMS Crane and over 20 other ships were placed in the Shedhill River, loaded with explosive fun-snaps, and the ships were blown up and sank. All of the ships were removed from the river once the war ended.
On 9 December 2021, an ceasefire was agreed between the Emperor of the Sprinske Empire and the General of West Sprinske, effectively ending the war. The Treaty of Rio De Sprinske was supposed to officially end the war in June 2022, but it awaits re-negotiations in August.
Post-Civil War (December 2021 - June 2022)
After the Civil War unofficially ended, the country had a period of peace. In June 2022, the Emperor started reconstructing the country from the ground up. A new government was set up to allow the citizens to elect a Prime Minister, and different departments would be given different leaders who were voted for by the other government members, but the Emperor still has absolute power to overrule any of their decisions, or even force them to resign.
The country elected B.S. Hedgehog, a hedgehog from Bannockburn as the Prime Minister. The Emperor thought that it was crazy to elect an animal as Prime Minister, but he didn’t stop it either. B.S. Hedgehog’s owner basically took over the hedgehog’s duties and acted ‘on the behalf’ of B.S. Hedgehog. The Prime Minister’s term was a week, but they can run for re-election as many times as they want. B.S. Hedgehog was quite a popular Prime Minister, with an approval of 80%. His owner announced that B.S. Hedgehog would run for a second term, and he was set to win by a landslide.
On the night of 19 June 2022, B.S. Hedgehog was found dead under mysterious circumstances. This was announced the next day when the election was due, so B.S. Hedgehog’s owner ran for election instead, but he lost the election to Logan Roy, who became the country’s first human Prime Minister
On 21 June 2022, during Logan Roy’s time as Prime Minister, the assassin who killed B.S. Hedgehog was caught, and a historic peace treaty with the former country of West Sprinske, officially the Democratic Republic of Sprinske was arranged. Under the original deal, West Sprinske would become part of the Sprinske Empire, and the General would receive a military role, but the Emperor decided that the treaty would be re-negotiated. Currently, the Treaty of Rio De Sprinske awaits re-negotiation in August.
Despite the significant achievements that occurred during his premiership, Prime Minster Roy was a controversial leader. His predecessor, the late B.S Hedgehog, had approval ratings of over 80%, despite not doing much. Logan Roy, however, had less support, with an approval rating of only 40%. This came due to allegations that he had a hand in the death of BS Hedgehog, and he was accused of assault. He promised to only serve for one term, then emigrate. He nearly had an impeachment trial, but there wasn’t enough evidence for it.
Improvement Era (June 2022 - August 2022)
On 27 June 2022, Masyn Maher replaced Logan Roy as Prime Minister, but the Emperor was on a state visit to Fuerteventura, Spain, at that time, leaving the Prime Minister with total control over the nation. When the Emperor returned to the nation, he decided that it was time for the country to be restructured again, and that the Kolniari Sector was at a high risk of breaking into all out war, so he formed the Kolniaric Union, an alliance for all nations in the Kolniari Sector, to unite the region and prevent micronational war from occurring.
Emperor Aaron I decided that the term for Prime Ministers of the nation was too short, and extended the term length to one month. He also decided that Donkrea would be sold for Δ100 to another Micronation. Nations will be allowed to purchase Donkrea in August 2022, and bidding ends in December 2022. If no countries bid, Donkrea will be annexed by the Sprinske Empire
The Sprinske Empire changed it’s flag on 7 August 2022 to a new design by Oxocero after the previous flag fell out of favour. The new design was considered as a major improvement by Emperor Aaron I, who called the original design ‘an eyesore’. The new design is much more popular in the nation itself and will begin to replace the old design in all official documents. The old flag will remain in historical archives as the flag used during the Sprinske Revolution and Sprinske Civil War respectively, and older MicroBall satire will keep the original flag for historical accuracy. This is the biggest change of the improvement era, along with the adaptation of a new calendar system, the Sprinske Calendar. The old flag’s colour scheme remains on the flag of the Kolniaric Union, which is the de facto flag of the Kolniari Sector itself, and it still appears in the top left corner of the flag of Rio De Sprinske, but this is due to change.
International Era (August 2022 - present)
A few hours after the flag change, on 7 August 2022, the Sprinske Empire entered diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Salanda, and Emperor Aaron I was granted citizenship of Salanda. This started the International Era, unlike the Improvement Era which focused on improving the nation internally, the International Era focuses on improving relations with other micronations, and expanding the nation’s influence in the wider micronational community. On 11 August 2022, the Sprinske Empire formed an alliance with the Kingdom of Cadoria, followed by an alliance with the Republic of Victor on 13 August 2022. During the early period of the International Era, the nation joined the Alliance of the Micronations as an observer, and has also applied to the Grand Unified Micronational for observership, and is currently awaiting a decision from the 14 August Quorum, with the answer expected on 21 August 2022
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Politics and Government
The Sprinske Empire is an absolute monarchy, the Emperor holds 100% control. The country is a benevolent dictatorship, there is no electing a head of state, but free speech is allowed and anyone can criticise the government. The Emperor tries to make laws as fair as possible.
The cItizens elect a Prime Minister who’s job is to represent the people. Due to the small population, a lot can be done in a short period of time. Laws can be voted on and passed into law in 2 minutes, as so much can be done, the term length for a Prime Minister is one month, but they can run for re-election as many times as they want.
The Emperor can call a vote of confidence in the Prime Minister at any time if he believes they are not competent, if there is evidence of the PM breaking the law, the Emperor can force them to resign.
B.S . Hedgehog (13 June 2022 - 19 June 2022)
Logan Roy (20 June 2022 - 27 June 2022)
Masyn Maher (27 June 2022-)
Currency and economy:
The currency of the Sprinske Empire is the Δ (Delta), divided into δ100 (Subdelta). The symbol for subdelta is just the lower case version of the Greek letter.
1Δ= £2 (USD: $2.41)
1δ= £0.02 (USD: Roughly $0.03)
Industry and Exports:
The biggest industry in the Sprinske Empire is the shipbuilding, very similar to the city surrounding it, as Glasgow is a city built on shipbuilding. This Micronation also produces aircraft and aluminium, despite this, the aircraft and ships are primarily made from paper. The biggest business in the country is Eagle Aircraft Corporation, which was nationalised in December 2021, as the final C-102 Bomber was built.
Armed Forces of the Sprinske Empire:
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Sprinske Culture is perhaps the most unique of the Kolniari Sector. Kolniaric nations mostly blend together Eastern European culture and Celtic culture. In the Sprinske Empire, it’s more of a mix of Celtic culture and Napoleonic France. Even the government system is based on Napoleonic France.
In the Sprinske Empire, there are 5 official languages, but only 3 are prominent. Scots is the traditional language spoken by 95% of the population. Scots is a Germanic language (Not to be confused with Scottish Gaelic, which is a Celtic language). Scots is the most similar language to English, it is so similar, in fact, that it’s sometimes confused as a dialect.
English is the Universal language in the country, spoken by all 22 citizens in the nation, although most of the conversations are in Scots.
Sprinske is a constructed language, similar to Esperanto. Sprinske has a sound similar to Latin if it was spoken with a Russian accent.
The other 2 official languages, but rarely spoken are Esperanto and Latin. The Emperor recently added Latin to the education system, with Esperanto being an option.
The Sprinske Empire uses two of its own unique calendar systems, the Revolution Calendar is similar in some ways to the Japanese calendar, as it gives names to the eras.
The Revolution Calendar gives names to each era, an era is defined as: ‘The period of which an Emperor of Sprinske reigns’. The current era under Emperor Aaron I is the Revolution Era. The Revolution year starts on 30 October every year, if power was to change, when 30 October came around, then the new era would officially begin. Eras are named as soon as an Emperor steps in, but the current era is the only exception, decided by the Emperor himself nearly a year into his term. The current year is Revolution 2, on 30 October 2022, the Revolution year will officially change to Revolution 3.
The Sprinske Calendar is the other calendar used by the Sprinske Empire, not nearly as complex as the Revolution Calendar, the Sprinske Calendar is exactly 65 years behind the Gregorian Calendar, so the year 2022 would be 1957.
The Sprinske Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Sprinske language: Union do intrikra nacéona deisrovdd) is in charge of all foreign relations. It is led by Emperor Aaron I himself, and has the duty to represent the country on the world stage, establish trade and defence partnerships, negotiate peace treaties, war declarations and recognition of micronations and macronations.
Foreign Policy and Relations
The Sprinske Empire recognises most macronations, but it does not recognise the Donetsk People’s Republic, Luhansk People’s Republic or North Korea
De Facto Micronational recognition is given to almost all micronations with the exception of fascist or neo-Nazi states, and micronations with no territorial claims on earth. Full de jure recognition is given to micronations that have diplomatic relations with the Sprinske Empire.
|Imperial Republic of Donkrea||31 October 2020|
|Salanda||7 August 2022|
|Kingdom of Cadoria||11 August 2022|
|Republic of Victor||13 August 2022|
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