|Kingdom of the Benneluccas|
|Motto: Libertate Unanimus|
|Largest city||Ruhatyn, Schaarlecht|
|Official language(s)||Dutch, Common Tongue, Jiddish|
|Official religion(s)||Flemish Catological Church|
|- queen||Margaery des Vinandy|
|Currency||Flemish Ducat (VDK)|
Beneluccas (Dutch: Benelukken), officially the Kingdom of the Benneluccas (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Benelukken), is a wikibased state on the border between the Captive Sea and the Sea of Storms. It consists of an archipelago of islands that are counted among the Skerry Isles.
The archipelago of the Beneluccas consists of three main islands with a further 172 smaller islands. The country has 310,000 inhabitants on an area of 171,360 km2. Only 12 of all islands are inhabited. The capital Schaarlecht is located on the island of Erasmus.
The name "Beneluccas" is a contraction of the first two letters of Belgium Netherlands and the addition of a derivative of Jazirat al-Muluk, which means "Island of Kings". The name was created by Erwin V.H.
The three main islands are at the same time the three provinces of the Beneluccas with the nearby smaller islands:
- Erasmus is the northern island. This island is also known as April Island. The smaller island Dexel, situated between the islands of Minat Island and Tortuga Island, is part of the province of Erasmus.
- Minat Island is the eastern island. On this island lies the city Ruhatyn, also capital of the province of Minat.
- Tortuga Island is the western island.
In 1568 Flanders acquired the shared sovereignty over the Beneluccas. The other owner was New Cognito. After a long-drawn conflict over the property rights with the Ashkenatza Republic, Flanders and Ashkenatza closed the Treaty of Ruhatyn in 1592. In this, the management of the part of Ashkenatza was transferred to Flanders. The Flemish part formed the fifth region of Flanders. But Ashkenatza ceased to exist in 1607, as a result of which an uncertain period arose for the archipelago. In 1649, Flanders ceased to exist. A turbulent time of anarchy arose.
In the years 1651 to 1660 the Southern Beneluccas came under the banner of Republic of Gerenia. And in 1663 the northern Beneluccas came under the banner of New Calbion, but that did not last for a Norton year.
Until in 1667 the Congress of the Beneluccas was organized. In order to unify the archipelago and put an end to anarchy, Congress has decided to establish a Kingdom. Because Erwin V.H. is no longer active, Congress has gone looking for another candidate. The choice fell on Margaery des Vinandy.
De Beneluccas is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy. The queen is the head of state, but the government is formed by ministers. Ministers are led by a prime minister.
Legislature is a unicameralism parliament called Congress. The Congress is elected every five years, but can be dissolved earlier by the Queen. Several parties are represented in Congress, such as the Beneluccas National Party, the Progressive Socialist Party and the Liberal Alliance.
The archipelago has blind spots where the government has no control. There would be piracy, smuggling and other illegal activities. In order to prevent the government from losing all control, the Dexel Agreement has been concluded between the government and the main leaders of the pirate organizations. Insofar as there was a territory for the pirate organizations, these were established for the Beneluccas, and the criminal activities did not include murder, human trafficking and drugs.
With this, the Pirates of the Beneluccas are more or less tolerated by the government.
Batavian Trading Company
The Batavian Trading Company has an important trading post in Schaarlecht. In addition, the company owns many plantations and is one of the largest employers of the Beneluccas.
In 1670 AN, the Iron Company established its presence in the Beneluccas. The Company had a previous historic connection with the Southern Beneluccas, through Marcus Lucius, Flemish representative of the Company who led a revival movement on the Southern Beneluccas during the Flemish period. The Iron Company opened its headquarters in Ruhatyn, as well as an entrepot in the capital of Schaarlecht. The Company signed several agreements with Beneluccan pirates to work for the company as privateers, in order not to jeopardise any ventures in the Captive Sea.