Imperial State of Constancia
- This article is for the current state. For its predecessor, see Free Associative Kingdom of Constancia.
|Imperial State of Constancia|
|Anthem: Imperial Majesty|
|16.3.0 - Present|
|Largest city||Aqaba, Nivardom, Raspur|
|Official religion(s)||Patriarchal Orthodox Faith|
|- Basileus||Petros III|
|- Mesazōn||Nikolas Stavridis|
|- Legislature||Imperial Synklētos|
|Time zone(s)||CMT+2 / CMT+3 (de facto)|
|National animal||Falco pelegrinoides|
|National food||Constancian salad|
|National drink||Sand coffee, Milk Tea|
The Imperial State of Constancia is a forum-based micronation, claiming land on the continent of Eura, on Micras. The project started on December 17, 2018. It is the successor state to the Free Associative Kingdom of Constancia.
The Imperial State of Constancia (Aftokratorikí Politeía Konstantínou / Keshvar-e Shâhanshâhi-ye Kostantiniyye) came into being upon the promulgation of The Magna Carta of 1667 by Basileus Petros III on the 10th day of the 9th month of Artemisios 1667, 48th year of His Imperial Majesty's Reign. Article 76 of the Magna Carta explicitly repealed the Constitutional Settlement Act of 1463 and its accompanying Constitutional Amendment Acts, making a clear break of legal continuity with the previous dispensation.
General points to cover:
- The Primokratía and Second Euran War
- Reconstruction and the reconstitution of the nation
- Pan-Euranism and the Raspur protectorate
- Corporatism and party politics in the age of oligarchy
- Five Year Plan
- thalassokratia (sea power) vs kratikistikís anaptyxiolagneía (statist developmentalism)
- Famine of 1669/1670–1672 AN - became known as the Great Euran Famine, claimed the lives of 1,590,000 - mostly Iterans, Kuls, and rural Constancians as food was requisitioned from the countryside to feed the work force in the cities of Aqaba and Nivardom.
- occupation of Arak (1670)
- Landings at Zylenisí (Zylenia) (1671)
- Maritime Treaties:
- Kalirion Fracture (1671) dashed hopes of a Benacian investment led revival and led to instead to the "Pivot towards Natopia"
Geography & climate
The Imperial State of Constancia is located in Central Eura along an west to east axis connecting the Gulf of Aqaba to the Nivardom Channel which leads into the Gulf of Zinjibar. The continental borders of the Imperial State bisect the continent and border onto the northern edge of the Durranian Highlands. The entirety of the Constancian territorial range lies between the latitudinal degrees of 21 to 40 South and the longitudinal degrees of 19 and 64 East. As a southern hemisphere country the seasons on Eura are the reverse of those in Benacia.
The aridity and contamination of Central Eura is a noted problem, while the islands of the Gulf of Aqaba are exposed to sub-tropical anticyclones, and the Nivardom Channel is exposed to turbulent tropical weather fronts funnelled into the Gulf of Zinjibar. Mehrshahr and Shâhibâgh in eastern Eura meanwhile enjoy a favourable oceanic climate, with mild summers and wet winters. The cities of Nivardom and Bandar-e Saghi can be said to be situated in the subtropical hinterland, often dry with a short wet season. Seasonality in the Gulf of Aqaba, excepting the anticyclonic spikes in precipitation, tends to be moderated. The hinterland of the city of Aqaba tends to be influenced by the aridity of central Eura. Arak and the islands of the Crownlands, particularly Astérapolis, are comparatively benign with conditions lending themselves to viticulture and olive growing.
The state calendar of Constancia differentiates between a Dry Season (Month V / Haliotropios / Esfand to Month XII Agrianios / Shahrivar) and a Growing Season (Month XIII / Panamos / Mehr to Month VI / Heliotropios / Bahman) around which appropriate programmes of work in agriculture and construction are planned.
- Constancian: 9,859,648 citizens
- Iteran diaspora: 1,959,121 subjects
- 1,200,827 citizens
- 2,956,681 subjects
- Trans-Euran Command: 368,339 citizens
- Androphagi: 1,581,062 bandaka
- Raspurid: 1,200,827 citizens, 1,192,730 bandaka
- Batavians: 17,810
- Black Travellers:
- Iterans: 1,959,121 bandaka
- Kalgachi: 1 kul
- Modanese: 151,789 citizens
- Natopians: 20,729 citizens
- Sathrati: 367,610 citizens, 182,888 kul
See Main Article: Politics of the Imperial State of Constancia
The Imperial State of Constancia is an autocratic constitutional monarchy based on The Magna Carta of 1667. The Magna Carta outlines the roles of the Basileus, His Government, the Imperial Synklētos and The Courts of the Imperial State.
See Main Article: Imperial Constancian Armed Forces
See Main Article: Economy of the Imperial State of Constancia
Economic and infrastructure losses in light of the loss of the economic capital, Vey, as well as the homeland via the Euranikon Revolt was significant. Most Vey-based enterprises were ruined with the sudden loss of their main offices, employees, and markets, and the insurance sector hovered near collapse until a meeting with the Autokrator, who was also Kyvernitis of the Basileusan Bank. In time, restructuring of the Basileusan Bank and the national loan portfolio was deemed necessary.
The Constancian Commercial Exchange Corporation, owner and operator of the Constancian Stock Exchange, was persuaded by the government to postpone organized trading until 1668. In the meantime, despite the best efforts of government, a bustling black market in goods and securities could be found in both Nivardom and Aqaba.
To prevent use of captured currency from the Basileusan Bank vaults in Vey, an entire series of Staters was cancelled and demonetized. To temper inflation (reaching as high as 36%) caused by the government printing itself out of fiscal trouble, a new issue of currency, the Imperial Stater, backed by the remaining international reserves on deposit in Aqaba and abroad, was announced in 1667, and launched in 1668. Heavy borrowing from creditors and Raspur Pact allies helped tide the new Imperial State over, as it struggled to industrialize and restructure a new export-oriented economy.
With unemployment hovering at a dangerous 27%, conscription into the Armed Forces and organization of labor battalions were seen as stopgap measures, merely buying time for the private sector to reestablish itself, thanks to heavy borrowing and grants from government and foreign capital partners.
In 1670 AN the Constancian government announced the opening of its borders to the merchants of all non-USSO nations, with a series of measures including the easing of visa restrictions and the introduction of tax breaks, in an effort to increase direct investment and stimulate export-led economic growth. The new economic policy was especially geared towards establishing trade relations with the Iron Company, the OIEC, and the Hoennese merchant diaspora.
See Main Article: Imperial Bank of Constancia
International transportation to and from the Imperial State of Constancia is served by air and sea transport.
See Main Article: Culture of the Imperial State of Constancia