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|Kingdom of Batavia|
|250px|Location of Batavia|frameless|
|Official language(s)||Official language: Batavian (Dutch)|
|Official religion(s)||de facto: catologism|
|- King of the Batavians||Title claimed by the Heavenly Light|
|- Legislature||Hogerhuis and Lagerhuis|
|Establishment||09.V.1513 AN (09.02.2006)|
|National forum||Forum (1)|
|National animal||Batavian lion|
|National drink||Dietish Wine (Dietse wijn)|
Batavië, officially the Kingdom of Batavia or in native language Koninkrijk Batavië is a Dutch-speaking nation of note on Benacia that was united under Jodocus van Haltna in 1513 AN (9th February 2007). It used to be a large constitutional monarchy and one of the oldest Dutch Micronations around, until its demise in 1613 AN, when the last negotiations between several Batavian groups - after a period of disunity - failed. The rise of nationalism, promoted by organisations like the Vrye Bataven, led almost 50 Norton years later (in 1661 AN) to a joint declaration of several Batavian groups with the desire to re-establish the nation.
After its demise in 1613 AN, the Kingdom's former lands were - for a while - under protection of the Jingdaoese Empire. The high costs, frequent barbaric attacks and insufficient funding led to the retreat of the Jingdaoese defence forces to a limited number of enclaves (including the Regenteneilanden and the ancient capital, 's Koningenwaarde and its surroundings). The population which was not evacuated in time, was forced to fend for itself. A large part of the territory would eventually be annexed by Shireroth. In the former Gewest of Hoorne, which became part of the Kasterburger Republic.
In 1661 AN, the nation revived. A struggle over the occupied lands, led the Batavians to believe that they would never find peace on the Benacian continent. Discussions were started to launch the Grote Euraanse Trek. Critics and observers wonder at the preference for Eura over north western Cibola, where the Batavian community enjoyed a past historical association.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Government
- 4 Transportation
- 5 Famous Places/Attractions
- 6 Famous Foods/Products/Activities
- 7 Cultural Tips
The pre-Batavian era
Up until 1513 AN, the Batavian Lands were made up of a collection of small, often feudal states. While constantly combatting each other for power, prestige and privileges, the Royal House of Veronique of the Kingdom of Koningenwaarde succeeded in gaining a special position. Blessed and supported by the Magister of the Catologian Church, the kings of 's Koningenwaarde became a symbol of the (fragile) unity of the small states. In theory, the king ruled most of the land, but in practice the lords were mainly fighting each other.
The death of king Karel II in 1503 AN left the Throne in the hands of his young daughter, Faya Veronique. Jodocus van Haltna, a nobleman with experience in politics, assured himself from the position of Regent van Batavië. Instead of enriching himself, he set up a plan to unite the squabbling nobles and unite the nation into one, firm kingdom.
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. 
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. 
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. 
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.
Batavië was located on Western Benacia.
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
|Jozef Drenkeling||1860 - 1891||Catoloogse Partij Batavië|
|Roland Hogendaal||1891 - 1895||Liberale Alliantie der Bataven|
|Julius Divinus||1895 - 1906||Conservatieve Partij|
|Michel Hubert||1906 - 1925||Diets en Bataafs Volksfront|
|Henri Davignon||1925 - 1940||Absolutistische Partij|
|Paul Ackers||1940 - 1965||Koningsgezinde Absolutistische Partij|
|Tim van Haag||1965 - 2000||Koningsgezinde Absolutistische Partij|
- Between 2000 and 2006 the nation didn't have a Prime Minister.
Disolution of the Batavian state, from 20 May 2010 until 21 May 2013
|Hendrik Windsor||21 May 2013 - 1 July 2013||CMP|
|Jack Petrus Vröml, Duke of Nova Batavia||1 July 2013 - 17 December 2013||BVP|
| Trydan van Gebar
Max van Schaerbosch
Rutger van Ampersant
|17 December 2013 - 24 February 2014||Interim-government|
|Gustaaf Vermeylen, Baron of Bergkirche||24 February 2013 - 4 March 2014||BDP|
|Joachim Mackay, Duke of Baronië||4 March 2014 - 15 July 2014||BVP|