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Kingdom of Batavia
Flag of Batavia
Flag
Coat of Arms of Batavia
Coat of Arms
Motto: Batavia erit in orbe ultima
Anthem: Staatshymne der Bataven
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) de facto: catologism
Demonym Batavian
 - Adjective Batavian
Government Constitutional monarchy
 - King of the Batavians Arkadius IV des Vinandy
 - Prime Minister Joachim Mackay
 - Legislature Staten-Generaal:

Hogerhuis and Lagerhuis

Establishment 09 Sprokkelmaand 1513 AN (09.02.2006)
 - Ranked NA
Area NA
 - Ranked NA
Population 14.668.254 (1670 AN)
 - Active N/A
 - Ranked N/A
Currency Kruys
Abbreviation BAT
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 country in the southwest of Benacia. The country borders Shireroth to the northeast, the Great Western Sea to the south and west while the Koningenbaai forms a natural bay in the middle of the Realm, allowing an easy access to water. The capital of the Batavians, 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.


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.

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.

List of Batavian states

A list of the several states, which were Batavia:

Demographics

As a result of the turbulent history, the Batavians have spread over Micras. As a result, only 15.86% 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
Arcadia 3.711.611
Constancia 27.400
Jingdao 43.191.220
Kasterburg 474.901
Krasnarus 42.791
Shireroth 3.750.097
Stormark unknown
Total 51.198.020

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

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  ?  ?
50px Barony Ammerswoude en bij de 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  ?  ?
50px 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  ?
50px Grand Duchy Brettanië Charlotteburg Bataafse Antillen 581.400  ?
50px Barony Broeck Broeck Batavorum  ?  ?
50px Prince bishopric Catologum Pentapolis Pentapolis  ?  ?
50px Abbey principality Clervaux Clervaux Dietsland  ?  ?
50px County Dasburgh Dasburgh Batavorum  ?  ?
50px Principality Davignon Davignon Dietsland 532.950  ?
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 Free city Flensborg - Neder-Germanië  ?  ?
50px County Gallië Lugdunum Neder-Germanië  ?  ?
50px Royal city Gelbabosch - -  ?  ?
50px County Gelra Noviomagnus Baronië  ?  ?
50px 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  ?  ?
50px Duchy Ingelheim Ingelburg Ingelheim  ?  ?
50px Duchy Irrelheim Irrel Dietsland 1.627.921  ?
50px Landgrave Islemunda Leyden Baronië 813.961  ?
50px County Palatine of Isselburgh Isselburgh Baronië  ?  ?
50px 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  ?  ?
50px 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  ?  ?
50px 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  ?  ?
50px Principality Vinandy Vinandy Ingelheim  ?  ?
50px Landgrave Veniti Veniti Baronië  ?  ?
50px Barony Vredebregt Vredebregt Hoofdstedelijk Gewest ‘s Koningenwaarde  ?  ?
50px Gau county Westerla Caubergh Ingelheim  ?  ?
50px 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

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)

Economy