Batavia

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Kingdom of Batavia
Official language Dutch
Capital 's Koningenwaarde
Largest cities 's Koningenwaarde, Davignon, Ingelheim
Website batavie.nl
Forum batavie.nl/forum
Wiki wiki.batavie.nl
Number of citizens 36
Number of active citizens 13
Date founded February 9th, 2006
Government constitutional monarchy
Current leader Steward Jeroen van Veen
Currency Kruys
National animal Lion ( Regis batavius leo )
National drink Dietish Wine (Dietse wijn)
Map versions 4+i.0.0 - present

Batavië, officially the Kingdom of Batavia or in native language Koninkrijk Batavië is a quite large Constitutional Monarchy and one of the oldest Dutch Micronations around. Batavië has a large and extended culture.


History

Please note: This is a babelfishy like translation and /will/ be fixed!

Free Batavian States

The free Batavian states (vrije Bataafse staten) were the preamble of the kingdom Batavië and was some micronationalisten not even considered a micronation. If the Free Batavian States were taken into account Batavië would be the second oldest micronation in the Dutch sector. The Free Batavian States where an absolute monarchy, there wasn't a government but instead the country was ruled via decreets from the Regent or Queen. There was National Gathering but it didn't have real power. Jodocus van Haltna, or in this time called "Vader des Vaderland" was founder and Regent of the Free Batavian States. The states had a little bit of autonomy but the final word always lied with the Queen or Regent. The First Queen of the Free Batavian States was called Faya I, and according to the legend she really listened to the people. [1]

First Kingdom of Batavië

The First Kingdom of Batavië was a constitutional monarchy and devided into "Gewesten". After the death of the Free Batavian States with great help from the Prime Minister Jonas Windsor the First Kingdom of Batavië was declared with a totally new political system. The old nobility came seated in the Edelenregering (Governement of Nobles), until the Parliament was chosen (the nobles had a lot of power, what leds to a lot of disorder), while the people could be elected into the Parliament. The governing body existed out of the Government, supported by the Parliament and the King. It took a while before the Parliament (in that time with one chamber) was installed and people started to question this nation. Risings where put down hard but the criticy remained.

After these difficult weeks, even more difficulties arose. Brabantia (another Dutch micronation) and Batavië started arguiing and some civillians tried to seperate a "Gewest" from the mainland. This was all settled but the bigest problem was yet to come. When the people found out that Jodocus van Haltna (the Regent) found a way to read their passwords and used it to spy on them (statesecurity!) The dogs where loose. Der Fliegende Hollander, the Prime Minister disolved the Government and left Batavië and also Jonas Windsor, a prominent member of Batavian society left. Activity dropped and the admin (Regent van Haltna) refused to swithc fora or allow state reforms without his aproval and all remaining left. This last crisis even got it's own name: The van Haltna Crisis. [2]

Davignonrepubliek

After the van Haltna Crisis, several former citizens from Davignon (a city in Batavië and capital of the Province of Dietsland) called out the Davignonrepubliek. (This wasn't the official name) Jonas Windsor tried here to form a new Batavië and new constitution and ruled by Ministerial Decreets. [3]

Second Kingdom of Batavia

The new constitution was formed on 28th of december 2006. The second big step was the reinorgial of the King, named Arkadius II and was on the 4th of January 2007. This day is now a national recognized day. Immideatly after these things the parlement was installed, there was now a clear line between Lagerhuis and Hogerhuis. In the Hogerhuis the old nobolity seated and their job was to control and advise the Lagerhuis and serve as Jury in absense of a Judge. The Lagerhuis was the parliament and everyone could be elected into it. The Lagerhuis has 50 seats, devided on a "More Vote's, More Seats" principle. This would remain this way until the constituional changes of july 2007.

During the second election just two would participate, Jonas Windsor and Charles de Broqueville, with the only real difference that Charles wanted more power for the nobility. The results where 31 seats for Jonas and 19 seats for Charles. [4]

Geography

For all information regarding the Geography I point you to: [5] and other wiki pages.


Government

Map of mainland Batavia. The Gau's became Gewesten / Provinces.
  • Currently for all information regarding the Government I point you to the Dutch wiki: [6]

The nation is divided in departments, a name used to refer to the several kinds of subdivision (since the July 2009 Reforms, therefore the nation only knew Gewesten / Provinces).

The current sorts of departments are:

  • Gewest (Province): Has a council and governor. A citizen has the opportunity to buy a Gewest to live there and develop it as he wants.
  • Domein (Domain)
    • Militair Domein (Military Domain): Ruled by a military representative.
    • Koninklijk Domein (Royal Domain): Ruled by the king of one of his family members.


List of Prime ministers

Fictional

Picture Name Period Party
Jozef Drenkeling.jpg Jozef Drenkeling 1860 - 1891 Catoloogse Partij Batavië
Roland Hoogendaal.jpg Roland Hogendaal 1891 - 1895 Liberale Alliantie der Bataven
Julius Divinus.jpg Julius Divinus 1895 - 1906 Conservatieve Partij
Michel Hubert.jpg Michel Hubert 1906 - 1925 Diets en Bataafs Volksfront
Henri Davignon.jpg Henri Davignon 1925 - 1940 Absolutistische Partij
Paul Ackers.jpg Paul Ackers 1940 - 1965 Koningsgezinde Absolutistische Partij
Tim van Haag.jpg Tim van Haag 1965 - 2000 Koningsgezinde Absolutistische Partij
  • Between 2000 and 2006 the nation didn't have a Prime Minister.

Non-fictional

Picture Name Period Party
DFH.gif Der Fliegende Hollander 1 November 2006 - 6 November 2006 VVP
Jonas.jpg Jonas Windsor, Duke of Davignon 6 November 2006 -

9 November 2006

VVP
Jonas.jpg Jonas Windsor, Duke of Davignon 26 December 2006 -

8 January 2007

MCP
Gustaaf Vermeylen.jpg Gustaaf Vermeylen 8 January 2007 -

19 March 2007

CSU
Jonas.jpg Jonas Windsor, Duke of Davignon 19 March 2007 -

29 April 2007

CMP
JeroenvanVeen.jpg Jeroen van Veen 29 April 2007 -

16 September 2007

CMP
JeroenvanVeen.jpg Jeroen van Veen, Baron of Zegwaert 16 September 2007 -

7 January 2008

CMP
JeroenvanVeen.jpg Jeroen van Veen, Baron of Zegwaert 7 January 2008 -

29 March 2008

CMP
Jonas.jpg Jonas Windsor, Duke of Davignon 29 March 2008 -

21 July 2008

CMP
Gustaaf Vermeylen.jpg Gustaaf Vermeylen, Baron of Bergkirche 21 July 2008 -

28 October 2008

LU
JeroenvanVeen.jpg Jeroen van Veen, Baron of Zegwaert 28 October 2008 -

30 January 2009

LU
Alejandro.png Alejandro Gonzalez, Baron of Palensteyn 30 January 2009 -

19 May 2009

CMP
Max van bunthe-une.jpg Max van Bunthe-Uné 19 May 2009 - 11 October 2009 BDP
Image placeholder.jpg Nihill Romez 11 October 2009 - 8 January 2010 RL
Max van bunthe-une.jpg Max van Bunthe-Uné 8 January 2010 - 28 April 2010 BDP
Gustaaf Vermeylen.jpg Gustaaf Vermeylen, Baron of Bergkirche 28 April 2010 - present BDP
Image placeholder.jpg Jack Petrus Vröml, Duke of Nova Batavia July 2013 - December 2013 BVP

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