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Kingdom of Batavia
Koninkrijk Batavië
Flag of Batavia
Flag
Coat of Arms of Batavia
Coat of Arms
Motto: Batavia erit in orbe ultima
(Common Tongue: Batavia will continue to exist until the end of the world!)
Anthem: Staatshymne der Bataven (Common Tongue: State hymn of the Batavians)
Location of Batavia
Map versions (16.2.1) 16.2.6 - present
Capital 's Koningenwaarde
Largest city 's Koningenwaarde, Kingsrise
Official language(s) Official language: Batavian (Dutch)
Official religion(s) Holy Catologian Church
Demonym Batavian
 - Adjective Batavian
Government Constitutional monarchy
 - King of the Batavians Arkadius IV des Vinandy
 - Prime Minister Benjamin Cambernon
 - Legislature Staten-Generaal:

Hogerhuis and Lagerhuis

Establishment 09 Sprokkelmaand 1513 AN (09.02.2006)
Area NA
Population Batavia: 14,668,254 (1670 AN)
Helderbourgh: 18,589,247 (1675 AN)
Kasterburg: 2,117,700 (1658 AN)
Currency Kruys
Abbreviation BAT
Driving side right
Time zone(s) CMT-12, CMT-11, CMT-8, CMT+10
National website Website

Wiki

National forum Forum (1)
National animal Batavian lion
National food
National drink Dietish Wine (Dietse wijn)
National tree

Batavia, officially the (Sixth) Kingdom of Batavia, (Dutch: Koninkrijk Batavië or Zesde Koninkrijk Batavië), is a forum and wikibased country in the southwest of Benacia. The country borders Stormark in the north, [[Francia] in the northeast, Kalgachia in the east, Unified Governorates of Benacia in the southeast and the Great Western Sea to the south and west. In addition, the country has territory on the Madison Isles and Jasonian Archipelago. The capital of Batavia, which is located at the Koningenbaai, is called 's Koningenwaarde, which is translated as Kings' Worth. Other important and heavily populated cities are Davignon and - more recently - Kingsrise.

Originally, the several feudal states were unified in 1513 AN by Regent Jodocus van Haltna and organised into the Free Batavian States. The nation saw a series of changes in its administration, especially a progress of democratization during the first ten Norton years after its unification.

The coronation ceremony of Arkadius IV meant the official start of the Sixth Kingdom.

It reached a peak in influence and power during the Second Kingdom Era (1523 - 1579 AN), in which it successfully played a moderate - and sometimes leading - role in international diplomacy. It succeeded in maintaining good relations with Shireroth and Stormark throughout the 16th century, while carving out its own oversea empire on Micras.

Batavia saw a decline in power at the end of the sixteenth century, and a final collapse in 1614 AN, after which its territories were carved up between Stormark, Jingdao, Shireroth and -later - minor successor states, such as Kasterburg. Within Batavia, nationalist tendencies continued to linger, represented by the Free Batavian Society, lead by later Prime minister Joachim Mackay.

The Sixth Kingdom came to see the light in 1669 AN, after the coronation of Arkadius IV, and saw - by means of various treaties - the return of large parts of its original Batavian territory under the Batavian flag.

The Kingdom is dominated by a wealthy bourgeoisie and nobles, who reinstated the parliamentary constitutional monarchy. The king, Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy, retains considerable emergency powers over the parliament. The Royal Court rejected the title of King of Batavians in favour of King of Batavia, with which it rejected certain aesthetic reforms of the so-called Burgerkoning (Citizen King), Arkadius III. Despite the fair amount of power vested in the Monarch, most power resides with the elected parliament, which consists of an elected Lagerhuis (House of Commons) and the Hogerhuis (House of Lords), which is appointed and presided by the King himself.

The Batavian government - led by the prime minister - promote friendship with Shireroth and Jingdao, while actively sponsoring rapprochement with former colonial possessions. Batavia forms, together with Arcadia, the Beneluccas, Kasterburg and Los Liberados, the Batavian Confederation (Dutch: Bataafse Bond) which seeks to unify nations with a Batavian heritage.

General

Etymology

The name "Batavia" comes from the mythical story of the origin of Batavia. According to this mythical story, the Batavians come from the "good island", or as in the primeval Batavian "batawjō".

Read here more about the mythical stories.

Flag and coat of arms

The Batavian flag consists of a hemmed cross of orange and blue on a white surface. This flag has been in use since the Second Kingdom. It is a retrenchment of the flag that was used during the First Kingdom. Later, other variations of this flag were used. Read more about the flag of Batavia.

The coat of arms consists of a shield crowned with the royal crown, with the crowned coat of arms of Vinandy. The shield holders consist of two golden climbing lions. Placed on a mantle of orange, bordered with gold, lined with ermine, tied with cords ending in tassels, both of gold, and covered by a canopy of orange, bordered with gold and bearing the Royal Crown. Flanks with two gilded flags of Batavia and "Batavië" written on a blue ribbon. This coat of arms is a small adaptation of the coat of arms that was used during the Second Kingdom. Since the Third Kingdom, a different coat of arms has been used, consisting of a shield with an orange crowned lion on a blue surface. Read more about the coat of arms of Batavia.

Maps

The kingdom has a rich collection of maps. Even when Batavia appeared on the MCS map, a map already existed. Then Batavia was situated east of the RefoBliek, from where most of the Batavians came from. After the claim on Micras was accepted, a map of Batavia on Micras was drawn. That map has been the basis for the following detailed maps:

First map of Batavia, next to RefoBliek, Aragon and Prussia.
The first large map of Batavia on Micras.
The detailed map of Batavia during the Second Kingdom of Batavia.
The latest version of the new detailed map.

Motto

The motto of the kingdom is “Batavia erit in orbe ultima” (Batavian: Batavië zal tot het einde van de wereld blijven bestaan. Common Tongue: Batavia will continue to exist until the end of the world). This motto was introduced at the time of the Second Kingdom.

National anthem

The national anthem of Batavia (Batavian: Staatshymne) is a hymn of praise on the Batavian land. The melody is in the manner of “Land of Hope and Glory”. The lyrics are as follows:

Batavian Translated in Common Tongue

O prachtig Batavië
Kroon der natiën
Uw bergen en dalen
Mooier kan het niet zijn
Uw rivier’ en beken
Schoon en fris zijn zij
Burgers wees er trots op
Uw land is zo schoon
Burgers wees er trots op
Uw land Batavië!

O beautiful Batavia
Crown of the nations
Your mountains and valleys
It can't be more beautiful
Your rivers and streams
They are clean and fresh
Citizens be proud of it
Your country is so clean
Citizens be proud of it
Your country Batavia!

An alternative anthem, which was introduced during the Fourth Kingdom, was the song "Risen from Ruins" (Batavian: Oprijzen uit de ruïnen). In addition, other songs have been used for parts of Batavia, read more about these songs.

History

An example of Batavian pride, dating back to the Second Kingdom (16th century): "Batavia, light of the Sector"

In 1513 AN (February 9, 2006) the Free Batavian States (Dutch: Free Batavian States) were founded by Jodocus van Haltna. He came from the Refoweb Republic, or Refobliek, where other Batavians came from. Faya Veronique was crowned Queen, she was very popular because she listened to the people.

The Free Batavian States disintegrated after several unrest, after which in 1520 AN the First Kingdom of Batavia arose. The inactive queen was replaced by Arkadius Leopold des Vinandy, better known as Arkadius I. But the unrest did not stop and the kingdom ended.

In 1523 AN created the Republic of Davignon (Dutch: Davignonrepubliek), an unofficial name for the state that was a preparation for the revival of the kingdom.

The 16th century of the Second Kingdom (between 1523 and 1579 AN) has generally been seen as the Golden Era of the Batavian people: the Empire succesfully became a great power and could influence international crises, participated in major political and economical organisations (like the Small Commonwealth) and waged some successful wars which increased its territory or fame. To the contrary of most nations in that time, the power of the Crown was considerably less than that in nations like Shireroth, Natopia or Babkha.

The end of the 16th century would see the rise of dissent and divide between the population: the Oogstmaand Monarchy and Third Kingdom would soon fall under internal military pressure, while its successor nations would often fail to conciliate the whole Empire's territories.

From 1614 AN and onwards most of its territories were little by little divided among other major powers, like Jingdao (which had been a colony, and later constituent nation of Batavia), Stormark and Shireroth.

In 1661 AN, the Batavian territories saw an increase in militancy among several groups who advocated a free and independent Batavia (like the Free Batavians). Those movements, further supported by Batavians who had fled into the eastern territories (which had opened up after the collaps of Minarboria), became increasingly vocal in local assemblies. States like Kasterburg and the Transbataafsche Vrystaat would eventually pressure the Shirerithian and Jingdaoese authorities in re-establishing an independent state.

With the ascension of Arkadius IV on the Throne in 1669 AN, a final agreement with Shireroth led to the return of Batavian territory in hands of the government at 's Koningenwaarde, while establishing a custom union to strengthen the ties between the Benacian people. The Sixth Kingdom saw a return to many of the values of the First and Second Kingdom: returning its root to a strong parliamentary tradition, while keeping the King as a strong figurehead, while being able to act in times of need. However, as of 1678, King Arkadius has assumed all powers of the Batavian government under an emergency clause in the Constitution, ruling Batavia all by himself.

List of Batavian states

A list of the several states, which were Batavia:

Geography

There are two mountain ridges in Batavia, the Nysus Mountains in the southwest and the Austrasian Mountains in the center. The mountain ridges are separated by the two largest rivers of Batavia, Linge and Rhijne.

Demographics

As a result of the turbulent history, the Batavians have spread over Micras. As a result, only 19.11% of all Batavians live in the Kingdom of Batavia. A minority of Shirerians live in the former areas of Shirerian Dietsland, Puritanian States and Voltue. And a minority of Jingdaoese in Tianhoucheng ('s Koningenwaarde) and the former Colony of Itteria.

Population development

Population development
Year Population
1588 15.302.000
1669 10.842.404
1670 14.668.254

Batavians around Micras

Apart from the Batavians living in the Kingdom of Batavia, Batavians live in other nations:

Batavians in other nations (1667 AN)
Nation Batavians Year (AN)
Arcadia 12,107,983 1673
Constancia 17,810 1670
Jingdao 44,671,288 1671
Kasterburg 1,478,100 1658
Krasnarus 37,084 1661
Shireroth 3,750,097 1669
Stormark unknown
Total 62,062,362

Government and politics

King of Batavia

Portrait of Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy

The King of Batavia is Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy, from the House of Vinandy. This family has already delivered four kings and one queen since the foundation of Batavia in 1513 AN.


Prime Minister

See also: Prime Minister of Batavia.

The Prime Minister is the head of the Batavian government.

Batavian Parliament

The Batavian parliament is a bicameral system with an aristocratic element. The Lagerhuis (house of commons) is directly elected every 3 Nortonyears. The members of the Hogerhuis (house of lords) are appointed by the king.

Administrative Divisions

The kingdom is divided into two types of administrative divisions: autonomous areas and lordships.

Autonomous areas

Coat of Arms Area Capital Population Area (km2)
Coat of Arms Kasterburg.png Kasterburg Republic Kasterburg 2,220,300
(1665 AN)
492,880
(pre 1668 AN)
200px-Helderbourgh Arms.png Grand Duchy of Helderbourgh Helderbourgh Stadt 15,271,844
(pre 1668 AN)
9,728,732

Lordships

Originally Batavia was divided into regions (gewesten). In the United Batavian States, some of these regions were transformed into states. When Batavia had access to roughly Dietsland and Transingel, this area was subdivided into lordships. With the reunification of the Batavian countries, this division has been further implemented. Because of this, Batavia is now divided into 95 lordships:

Coat of Arms Lordship Capital Former region (gewest) Population (1667 AN) Area (km2)
Wapenschildkoningenwaarde.png Archduchy ’s Koningenwaarde 's Koningenwaarde Hoofdstedelijk Gewest ‘s Koningenwaarde 1.222.961 2.802 (pre 1669)
50px Barony Abdissenbeeck Abdissenbeeck Hoorne ? ?
50px Barony Aleburgh Aleburgh Transingel ? ?
Wapenperkouw.png Barony Ammerswoude and on the Loet Ammerswoude Ingelheim ? ?
50px Royal city Appel - Austrasië ? ?
50px Principality Austrasië Macoeur Austrasië ? ?
50px Duchy Baronië Essenbach Baronië ? ?
50px Banneret Batakirche Batakirche Dietsland ? ?
50px Duchy Batavorum Batavorum Batavorum ? ?
Wapenschild bergkirche.gif Barony Bergkirche Bergkirche Ingelheim ? ?
50px Royal city Berkelum - Ingelheim ? ?
50px County Beyssel Beyssel Baronië ? ?
50px County Boschkapelle Boschkapelle Austrasië ? ?
50px Barony Bosdaal Boschem Rhijnelande ? ?
50px County Bouhernaise Rhodeaerde Batavorum ? ?
50px Barony Braecbant Grevemacher Dietsland 465.120 ?
WapenBrettania.png Grand Duchy Brettanië Charlotteburg Bataafse Antillen 581.400 ?
50px Barony Broeck Broeck Batavorum ? ?
Pentapolis.GIF Prince bishopric Catologum Pentapolis Pentapolis ? ?
50px Abbey principality Clervaux Clervaux Dietsland ? ?
50px County Dasburgh Dasburgh Batavorum ? ?
Wapenschild Davignon.png Principality Davignon Davignon Dietsland 532.950 ?
50px Dietsberg Dietsberg Bataafse Antillen ? ?
50px County Dietsmark Kolmbergh Dietsland 532.950 ?
50px Rhine county Dillingen Dillingen Austrasië ? ?
50px County Palatine of Doornenburgh Doornenburgh Dietsland ? ?
50px Abbey principality Eusterbeeck Eusterbeeck Rhijnelande ? ?
50px Queen Faya Veronique Isle Avalon
(before: Arcadia (city))
Bataafse Antillen ? ?
50px Free city Flensborg - Neder-Germanië ? ?
50px County Gallië Lugdunum Neder-Germanië ? ?
50px Royal city Gelbabosch - - ? ?
50px County Gelra Noviomagnus Baronië ? ?
Wapenschild Genendaal.png Banneret Genendaal Genendaal Dietsland ? ?
50px Landgrave Germanië Brittenburgh Neder-Germanië ? ?
50px Free city Glastonburg - Transingel ? ?
50px Free city Gravenstadt - Ingelheim ? ?
50px County Güllich Padorburgh - ? ?
50px Barony Haerst Haerst Neder-Germanië ? ?
50px Lordship Hall Hall Hoofdstedelijk Gewest ‘s Koningenwaarde ? ?
50px Banneret Heukelum Heukelum Baronië ? ?
50px Royal city Hofstadt - Ingelheim ? ?
50px Royal city Hoogacker - Ingelheim ? ?
50px Duchy Hoorne Traiectum Hoorne ? ?
50px Abbey principality Horval Horresteyn Austrasië ? ?
Wapenschild ingelheim.gif Duchy Ingelheim Ingelburg Ingelheim ? ?
Wapenschild Irrel.png Duchy Irrelheim Irrel Dietsland 1.627.921 ?
50px Landgrave Islemunda Leyden Baronië 813.961 ?
50px County Palatine of Isselburgh Isselburgh Baronië ? ?
147915479976820.png Lordship Itteria Castelluccio Dietsland ? ?
50px Viscounty Kalkebach Kalkebach Hoorne ? ?
50px Free city Kingsrise - Baronië 873.113 168
50px Margraviate of Kocksbach Kocksbach Austrasië ? ?
50px Abbey principality Kolmar Kolmar Hoofdstedelijk Gewest ‘s Koningenwaarde ? ?
50px Abbey principality Kriekskirche Kriekskirche Transingel ? ?
50px County Lith and Domburgh Domburgh Ingelheim ? ?
50px Gau county Lowendaal Lowendaal Neder-Germanië ? ?
50px Barony Lotta Lotta Hoofdstedelijk Gewest ‘s Koningenwaarde ? ?
50px Royal city Magusanusborg - Dietsland ? ?
50px Lordship Montfort Montfort Bataafse Antillen ? ?
50px County Neder Dietslandia Archem Dietsland 581.400 ?
50px Barony Nieuburgh Nieuburgh Hoofdstedelijk Gewest ‘s Koningenwaarde ? ?
50px Abbey principality Onsenoort - Neder-Germanië ? ?
50px Margraviate of Oostmark Koningsbergen - ? ?
50px Abbey principality Orval Orval Ingelheim ? ?
50px Barony Palensteyn Palensteyn Hoofdstedelijk Gewest ‘s Koningenwaarde ? ?
50px Lordship Paravel - Hoofdstedelijk Gewest ‘s Koningenwaarde ? ?
50px Lordship Point Vincent Point Vincent Bataafse Antillen ? ?
50px Free city Portus Batavii - Baronië ? ?
50px Lordship Princess Fränzi-Ferdinanda Isle Antonia Bataafse Antillen ? ?
50px Royal city Puthersbergh - Regenteneilanden ? ?
50px Margraviate of Puthmonde Ter Esch Dietsland 1.004.014 ?
50px Landvogt Regenteneilanden Staverden Regenteneilanden 775.201 ?
50px County Remich Remich Ingelheim ? ?
Coa Transbatavia.png Gau county Rhijnelande Jonkersberghe Rhijnelande ? ?
50px County Rosenthal Rosenthal Austrasië ? ?
50px Royal city Ruygestadt - Rhijnelande ? ?
50px County Schaerbosch Schaerbosch Dietsland ? ?
50px Viscounty Schorrabosch Schorrabosch - ? ?
50px Free city St. Sherrith - Ingelheim ? ?
50px Barony Sluys Sluys Ingelheim ? ?
50px Lordship Souburgh Souburgh Transingel ? ?
50px Rhine county Swanenburgh Swanenburgh Ingelheim ? ?
50px County Palatine of Thuilburgh Thuilburgh Neder-Germanië ? ?
Wapenschild transingel.gif Duchy Transingel Krieksburgh Transingel 969.001 ?
50px County Palatine of Valkburgh Valksburgh Neder-Germanië ? ?
50px Margraviate of Valois Valois Benacium ? ?
50px Free city Vidarstadt - Hoorne ? ?
Wapenprinsdomvinandy.png Principality Vinandy Vinandy Ingelheim ? ?
50px Landgrave Veniti Veniti Baronië ? ?
50px Barony Vredebregt Vredebregt Hoofdstedelijk Gewest ‘s Koningenwaarde ? ?
50px Gau county Westerla Caubergh Ingelheim ? ?
Wapenwindsor.png County Windsor Windsor Dietsland ? ?
50px Grand principality Wolynië Nackholm - ? ?
50px Bailiwick Zeeburg - Regenteneilanden 581.400 ?
50px Viscounty Zeesluys Zeesluys Dietsland ? ?
50px Barony Zegweart Zegweart Hoofdstedelijk Gewest ‘s Koningenwaarde ? ?
50px Gau county Zwette Zwettewearde Batavorum ? ?

Foreign relations

Culture

Proverbs

"Van hier tot aan Qavaqaqqaqqaniitqerqertaq"

Literally, “from here to Qavaqaqqaqqaniitqerqertaq”. Which means: a dilemma or extremely long.


"Even Catoloogs als Constantijn"

Literally, “As Catologists as Constantijn”. Which means: very fickle, often changes opinion or religion.


"De tong van een vinandist"

Literally, “The tongue of a vinandist”. Which means: talking about a lot of little rules and details, while loosing view over what's really important.

Calendar

Batavia has used different calendar systems throughout history. The so-called Arkadian Calendar arranged that the year was started on the founding date of Batavia. The Batavian Calendar contained thirteen months and a fourteen day week. Both calendar systems have not had broad support. The New Batavian Calendar has had the most support, namely where the Gregorian month names were replaced by their own names. This calendar is most similar to the current calendar system.

The current calendar system has different names for the weekdays and for the months. The weekdays and the months are linked to the Gregorian calendar. The Norton Calendar is used for the years.

Weekdays:

  • Sunday: Eerste dag (First day)
  • Monday: Tweede dag (Second day)
  • Tuesday: Derde dag (Third day)
  • Wednesday: Midweek
  • Thursday: Vijfde dag (Fifth day)
  • Friday: Zesde dag (Sixth day)
  • Saturday: Baddag (Bathday)

Months:

  • January: Louwmaand (Tanning month)
  • February: Sprokkelmaand (Collection month)
  • March: Lentemaand (Spring month)
  • April: Grasmaand (Grass month)
  • May: Bloeimaand (Flowering month)
  • June: Zomermaand (Summer month)
  • July: Hooimaand (Hay month)
  • August: Oogstmaand (Harvest month)
  • September: Herfstmaand (Fall month)
  • October: Wijnmaand (Wine month)
  • November: Slachtmaand (Slaughter month)
  • December: Wintermaand (Winter month)

Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas

The feast of Sinterklaas is celebrated annually with the giving of gifts on St. Nicholas' Eve (5 Wintermaand) in Batavia. The festivities traditionally begin each year in mid-November (the first Saturday after 11 Slachtmaand), when Sinterklaas "arrives" by a steamboat at a designated seaside town. The steamboat anchors, then Sinterklaas disembarks and parades through the streets on his horse, welcomed by children cheering and singing traditional Sinterklaas songs.

In the weeks between his arrival and 5 Wintermaand, Sinterklaas also visits schools, hospitals and shopping centers. He is said to ride his white-grey horse over the rooftops at night, delivering gifts through the chimney to the well-behaved children. Before going to bed, children put their shoes next to the fireplace chimney of the coal-fired stove or fireplace (or in modern times close to the central heating radiator). They leave the shoe with a carrot or some hay in it and a bowl of water nearby "for Sinterklaas' horse", and the children sing a Sinterklaas song. The next day they find some candy or a small present in their shoes.

Saint Nicholas' Eve, 5 Wintermaand, became the chief occasion for gift-giving during the winter holiday season. The evening is called Sinterklaasavond ("Sinterklaas evening") or Pakjesavond ("gifts evening", or literally "packages evening"). On 6 Wintermaand "Sinterklaas" departs without any ado, and all festivities are over.

Economy