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Batavian Confederation

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Batavian Confederation
Flag of Batavian Confederation
Flag
Motto: Eenheid in Verscheidenheid
Anthem:
Location of Batavian Confederation
Map versions 16.4.7 -
Capital 's Koningenwaarde Statutory
Largest city Kasterburg, Davignon
Official language(s) Batavian, Common Tongue, Calraeg and Catologian
Official religion(s) None official
Demonym Batavian
 - Adjective Batavian
Government Confederation
 - King of Batavia Arkadius IV
 - Legislature Bondsdag
Establishment 09.V.1669
Area NA
Population 54,862,789
Currency Batavian Kruys
Golden Kruys
Heldermark
Kasterburger Thaler
Abbreviation BCF
Time zone(s) various
National animal Batavian lion
National drink Dietish Wine

The Batavian Confederation (Batavian: Bataafse Bond) is an association of autonomous states with a shared history, heritage and culture. Its founding members are Arcadia, Batavia, the Beneluccas, Kasterburg and Los Liberados. Later Arcadia and the Beneluccas formed one kingdom and Helderbourgh joined as a member.

The Confederacy was established during the early reign of King Arkadius IV in an attempt to increase political and cultural power of the Kingdom of Batavia. While it was clearly meant as a way to establish an independent faction to counter influences from both Jingdao's and Shireroth's alliances.

The Statute for the Batavian Confederation formulates the principle: “An armed attack on one of the confederate states is conceived as an attack on all confederate states of the Batavian Confederation”. As a result, the confederation is not only a curator of heritage and culture, but also a military alliance.

History

Background

In the years before the foundation of the confederation, there was a growing need for association of countries with a Batavian culture. During the golden age of the Second Kingdom of Batavia (1523 - 1579 AN), a precursor to the Batavian Confederation existed: the Batavian Commonwealth (1542 - 1551 AN). Countries such as the Grand Duchy of Aragon, the Grand Duchy of Nederburg and the Principality of Prussia were members of that commonwealth.

Another component in the need for the formation of a confederation is the policy of neutrality of the Raspur Pact and the Union of States around the Sovereign Oceans (USSO). Although there was no current threat, the principle of "an attack on one is an attack on all" was introduced.

In 1668 AN the first sketch of a statute for a new confederation in the Lagerhuis was submitted, the words were pronounced:

"In view of the proliferation of nations with a Batavian background, I think it is a good thing if a degree of unity can be achieved. The Batavian house has many rooms, but shares values and a history.

In order to give this commitment a legal voice, I call for the establishment of a Batavian Confederation of Independent States. It is my hope that all Batavian states will join this union."

—Jacobo Castrigo Álvarez

After a debate in the Lagerhuis, the current Statute for the Batavian Confederation was finally arrived at. Representatives of all founding members came to Willemspaleys to sign the statute. Thus the confederation became a fact.

Accession of Helderbourgh

There was already some affinity between Batavia and Helderbourgh, as Helderbourgh associated itself with the Batavian culture. In addition, the country has some areas that were once part of the Batavian Commonwealth. The heads of state of both countries maintained warm contact, after which Helderbourgh was invited to join the Batavian Confederation.

In the Bondsdag, the meeting of the Batavian Confederation, Helderbourgh was seen as a welcome addition, but there were reservations about the exit clause in the accession resolution. After Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy was appointed Grand Duke, the Bundestag nevertheless agreed and Helderbourgh became a member of the confederation.

Unification of Arcadia and the Beneluccas

In 1673 AN the unification of the Kingdom of Arcadia and the Kingdom of Beneluccas to the United Kingdom Arcadia, the Beneluccas and the Land of the Calbain took place. As a result, the Beneluccas were no longer separate member of the confederation, but as part of the new kingdom.

Question Amokolia

When the Confederation wanted to be mentioned in one colour on the political map of the Micronational Cartography Society (MCS), there was talk of the rapid expansion of the Batavian influence on Micras. In addition, it was mentioned that Amokolia might also become a member of the Batavian Confederation. But the Amokolian diplomats said that membership of Amokolia is not to be expected.

The confederation is still discussing the status with the MCS. The confederation sees itself as an association of autonomous states, while the MCS sees the confederation as an annexation of Batavia.

Armed forces

Population

Member states

Current members

Flag State Head of State Date joined Notes
Flag UK Arcadia.png United Kingdom of Arcadia, the Beneluccas and the land of the Calbain Gustavus des Vinandy, King of Arcadia, Prince of Calbion 1669 Founding member, governed by the Batavian royal house of Vinandy.
In 1673 AN the Kingdom of Arcadia and the Kingdom of the Beneluccas formed one kingdom.
Batavieflag.gif Kingdom of Batavia Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy, King of Batavia 1669 Most prominent member state, the Head of State of Batavia functions as Head of the Confederation.
KasterburgishFlag.png Kasterburg Republic Reginald de Montfort, Magistrate of the Kasterburger Republic 1669 Founding member. Currently an autonomous region within the Kingdom of Batavia.
640px-Flag of Helderbourgh.png Grand Duchy of Helderbourgh Arkadius Frederik Gustavus des Vinandy, Grand Duke of Helderbourgh 1672 At the invitation of the king of Batavia, because of the cultural ties between the two countries. At the time, Kilian Van Allen was the Grand Duke of Helderbourgh. Currently an autonomous region within the Kingdom of Batavia.

Former member

Flag State Head of State Period of membership Notes
Flagbeneluccas.png Kingdom of the Beneluccas Margaery des Vinandy, Queen of the Beneluccas 1669-1673 Founding member, governed by the Batavian royal house of Vinandy. The country became part of the United Kingdom of Arcadia, the Beneluccas and the land of the Calbain.
LosLiberadosFlag.png Republic of Los Liberados Jacobo Castrigo Álvarez, President of the National Liberation Council 1669-1676 Founding member coinciding with its independence from Kasterburg. The membership ended when the country became a protectorate of the Florian Republic.

Organisation

At the head of the Batavian Confederation is the King of Batavia, the chairman for the meetings of the Bondsdag (Federal Diet). The Bondsdag is the joint meeting of all confederate states. The meetings of the Bondsdag take place in the Paleys Raiselle.

The Statute for the Batavian Confederation forms the basis of the Batavian Confederation. The provisions of the confederation are expressed in resolutions:

  • Number 01: Resolution on the map of the Micronational Cartography Society
  • Number 02: Resolution on the accession of the Grand Duchy of Helderbourgh
  • Number 03: Resolution on the flag of de Batavian Confederation