Realm of the Sovereign Lanzerwald

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"Lanzerwald" redirects here. For the historical forested region, see The Lanzerwald. For the predecessor state, see Republic of the United Cities in the Lanzerwald. For the successor state see Republic of the Sovereign Lanzerwald
Realm of the Sovereign Lanzerwald

Rijk van het Soevereine Lanserwoud

Flag of Lanserwoud
Coat of Arms of Lanserwoud
Coat of Arms
Motto: Met de hulp van de Here, en door samen op te trekken houden wij stand.

In Istvanistani: With the help from the Lord, and by working together, we will last.

Anthem: Geef mij het Lanserwoud

In Istvanistani: Give me the Lanzerwald

Location of Lanserwoud
Map versions 17.6.1 - present.
Capital Oudorp
Largest city Stadt Sankt Ludwigshafen
Official language(s) Cibolan-Diets, Southern-Cibolan Saxon, Alexandrian
Official religion(s) Ludwiggian Reformed Church
Demonym Lanzerwalder
 - Adjective Lanzerwaldian
Government Highly decentralised federation
 - President (of the Thing of the Lanzerwald) Hendrik Martinszoon
 - Legislature Thing of the Lanzerwald
Establishment 1715
Population circa 153.000
Currency Ludwigspfennig
Calendar Norton calendar
Time zone(s) CMT-10
Mains electricity Electricity is illegal.
Driving side Motorised vehicles are illegal.
Track gauge Rail transport is illegal.
National website No internet available.
National forum Forum Lanservaldium
National animal Lanzerwaldesel
National food Salted whitefish
National drink Kräuterwasser
National tree Juniper bush
Abbreviation RSL

The short-lived Realm of the Sovereign Lanzerwald was an independent country located in the south east of Cibola. The nation was considered to be a successor state to the Republic of Sankt Ludwigshafen and the Republic of the United Cities in the Lanzerwald. While not formally a successor state to the Craitish Dominion of Zandarijn, the culture of Zandarijn was perpetuated in its southern cities. The realm was established following the 1715 Lanzerwaldian Mutiny which led to the destruction of central government in the Lanzerwald Republic. Unanimously the cities agreed that they wanted to continue their union, but did not wish to re-establish permanent central government over them. Instead, the Realm of the Sovereign Lanzerwald was ruled by the various cities within their own jurisdictions, in accordance to the local laws of the cities and the law created by the annual moot, called the Thing of the Lanzerwald, in which representatives from all cities participated and that could make legislation with unanimous minus one consent. One of the first decisions of Thing was a return to the old ways, the destruction of all railways, electronic devices, motorised vehicles and plastics, as the introduction of these products was seen as the downfall of the republic.

With the absence of a central government that conducts daily affairs, the Ludwiggian Reformed Church became even more important than before. And with its records on births, baptisms, marriages and deaths, the records of the church become the unofficial national citizen register. The publication of the Stedenvertaling in 1710, a translation of the holy Nazarene scripture into Cibolan-Diets had already sowed the seeds of a religious revival, and following the 1715 Lanzerwaldian Mutiny, this revival actualised when the preachers of the church blamed the rise of modernism in the Republic of the United Cities of the Lanzerwald for attracting the wrath of God, who had caused the project of the development of an armoured vehicle to fail, and had hardened the hearts of both the soldiers and their generals.

Food shortages in the winter of early 1716, in which some cities had access to enough rations while other cities faced starvation renewed calls for a centralised government. Even when after a week the cities agreed to share staples such as wheat and potatoes more evenly. In III.1716 a special session of the Thing of the Lanzerwald was held, in which the Republic of the Sovereign Lanzerwald was established.