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|+style="font-size: 125%; margin-left: inherit;"|'''The Kingdom of Uantir'''
|align="center" colspan="2"|[[http://uantir.com/frame| Flag of Uantir]]
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[[Image:Crest of Uantir - Forum Logo Size.jpg|225px| Flag of Uantir]]
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Flag of Uantir
 
|-
 
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|align="center" colspan="2"|'''Motto:''' The Lion Protects<br />
 
|align="center" colspan="2"|'''Motto:''' The Lion Protects<br />
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|-
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|'''Location'''
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|Kansas, USA
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|-
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|'''Capital'''
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|Castle Uantir
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|-
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|'''Official Language'''
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|English
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|'''Official Religion'''
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|None
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|-
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|'''Short Name'''
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|Uantir
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Demonym'''
 
|'''Demonym'''
|Uantirian
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|Uantiri
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''Government'''
 
|'''Government'''
 
|Absolute Monarchy
 
|Absolute Monarchy
 
|-
 
|-
|'''Location'''
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|'''The Monarchy'''
|Kansas, USA
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|King Rook and his Queen
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|-
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|'''Legislature'''
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|The Crown
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|-
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|'''Established'''
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|25 October, 2007
 
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|'''Population'''
 
|'''Population'''
|31
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|Approx. 40 / 2 active
 
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|'''Active'''
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|'''Time Zone'''
|6
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|Central
 
|-
 
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|'''Monarchs'''
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|'''National Sport'''
|King Ari & Queen Rachel Ailin
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|Swordplay
 
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|'''Language'''
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|'''National Drink'''
|English
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|Hard Cider
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|-
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|'''National Animal'''
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|Lion
 
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|'''Forum'''
 
|'''Forum'''
 
|http://uantir.proboards98.com/index.cgi
 
|http://uantir.proboards98.com/index.cgi
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|'''Foundation'''
 
|25 October, 2007
 
 
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The '''Kingdom of Uantir''' is an absolute monarchy located in Leavenworth Kansas.
 
The '''Kingdom of Uantir''' is an absolute monarchy located in Leavenworth Kansas.
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== Origins ==
 
== Origins ==
The Kingdom of Uantir was the brain child of His Majesty King Ari Ryan Ailin for a considerable time before it was founded. It was his wife, Her Majesty Queen Rachel Ailin that inspired him to make Uantir a reality. The country's name is in honor of Her Majesty.
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The Kingdom of Uantir was the brain child of His Majesty King Rook for a considerable time before it was founded. It was his wife, Her Majesty the Queen, that inspired him to make Uantir a reality. The country's name is in honor of Her Majesty.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
Uantir began before October 25th, 2007 in the mind of His Majesty King Ari Ryan Ailin after having read about micronations online. When he first started thinking about it there was little interest from anyone. Nearly a year later Her Majesty the Queen Rachel Ailin brought up micronations after hearing about her friend, Colum McKenna, starting one. Vexed at being before his time, but definitely excited that his friends had finally caught up to him, King Ari brought up the nation that had been brewing in his head for that year. Once Rachel was onboard it became a game of friendly rivalry between the Ailins and McKenna. There wasn't much to invent or decide since King Ari had been working on it in his own musings for so long. It only took a few days to get the nation online, beating Colum to an operational forum by two days.
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''Main article: [[History of Uantir]]''
 
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===Pre-Founding===
The first generation of citizens were, as most nations are, friends and family. Torsoboymansir and Frosty were some of the nation's first avid posters. At this time the Kingdom of Licentia was active and Uantir's closest ally. Unfortunately a great civil war erupted in Licentia causing Licentia to fall, despite Uantir's greatest effort on their part. The war was brutal and the newly formed Veritalia didn't last long either. In the end Deanna Williams, Colum's girlfriend, started her own nation which Colum helped out with and P. J. Gaffney, who began the revolution, left micronationalism.
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Uantir began before October 25th, 2007 in the mind of His Majesty King Rook after having read about micronations online. Though lacking support from friends and family the project was put on a shelf. When his wife’s friend Colum got her thinking about a micronation of her own, Uantir was quickly born.  
 
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===The Early Days===
As the novelty faded, so did the activity. One of the only first generation citizens to remain is Gelare, the Dean of the Royal Academy of Uantir. Undaunted, The Monarchy set about to find more activity. Posting advertisements in Craig's List, on DeviantART and anywhere else they could think of. It managed to draw in some prospects. Though the numbers never increased significantly, these efforts were considered successful beyond the Crown's expectations. Their two most dedicated citizens, Mira O'Halloran and Nesslandria Haneh, joined at this time.
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Uantir started as a friendly competition of sorts between Colum McKenna, Rook and his wife. Early members of the nation were friends and family of the Crown, likely moved by curiosity or pity, as none but one of the first generation of citizens remain. After the fall of Licentia both interest and activity steadily waned.  
 
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===The Second Generation===
As time went on Uantir fell into a comfortable rhythm, weathering numerous challenges through the dedication of its subjects. The artistry of Rachel Calkins brought Uantir into a much more cosmetic light. For his birthday 2009 King Ari's friends made him an Uantirian flag which now holds its place as the only micronational flag that has been flown from a ship under sail. The forums have gone through a number of restructurings through the years. Currently they are transferring much of the informational threads that clutter the forums to an online resource, a website and Wiki.
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The Crown branched out to try and tap new resources for participants, searching online communities they were involved in that contained acquaintances if not close friends. It was during this recruitment push that some of the most dedicated citizens to date joined the ranks. At this point the nation fell into a comfortable, if unexciting, rhythm of activity and is marked by numerous updates of cosmetic and practical influence. His Majesty King Rook called a census in 2010 as part of a project to redistrict the internal borders based off of who was still active. Registered members of the forums fell from its record high of 55 to 30 after culling those who had not posted in six months and who did not respond to the e-mail warning of such.  
 
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===The Dark Age===
September 2009 begun plans to re-district the provincial borders. The map was not expanded, but its county lines restructured. Auldarant's borders were tailored to the Winged Lion mountain range on which its capitol sits and Wolfshire county remains on the east side of the Winged Lion Mountains. The Barony of Nerianti has ascended to County status with the ascension of Countess Mira O'Halloran and now occupies the territory to the west of the mountains to the river.
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March 1st, 2010, His Majesty King Rook shipped out for basic training in the United States Army. This brought on the deepest lull in activity in Uantir's history. In His Majesty's absence forum activity disappeared, discussions ceased, and the nation's international voice was silent. His time away at basic training gave His Majesty ample time to think on what he’d created, and where he wanted to take it in the future. The months after his return from Basic Training were a time of reflection and reinvention. It culminated in the essay that fundamentally changed the national perspective of Uantiri citizenship.
 
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===The Dawn of the Aristocracy===
The population of Uantir took a significant reduction after the grand census of 2010. His Majesty King Ari, frustrated with inactivity on the forums, called for all those who had not posted for half a year to have their account removed. He gave everyone time to put in a word for themselves and then went about removing those inactive members. The registered users went from 55 to 30 after the culling.
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Though Uantir had always, as a feudal based monarchy, had nobility it was considered a position that was not immediately attainable by a new citizen. King Rook came to the conclusion that the average rank and file person joining micronationalism has no interest in being a rank and file citizen of a fake country. Inspired by the notion long accepted in RecWar and Economic circles that a nation is made up of a combination of real people and unnamed simulated ‘citizens’  he abolished the idea that the real people who participate in the nation are average citizens. Accepting this layer of simulation all participants were promoted to the position of Aristocrat, a newly formed status that made every person involved in Uantir a noble in charge of a territory full of simulated citizens largely under their control. His aim was to increase interest as individuals joining Uantir are powerful people with a large amount of creative autonomy. He also effectively removed the stigma of having to be ‘lorded over’ by someone else they don’t really know, in a hobby they volunteer to participate in.
 
 
March 1st, 2010, His Majesty King Ari shipped out for basic training in the United States Army. This brought on the deepest lull in activity in Uantir's history. In His Majesty's absence forum activity disappeared, discussions ceased and the nation's international voice was silent. Activity dwindled so drastically for such a prolonged time that Uantir's claim on Micras was reduced. All territory from the river to the Winged Lion mountains was abandoned. The least active Count and county, Auldarant, was dissolved and the Winged Lion mountain range delegated Nerianti territory.
 
 
 
In October 2010 His Majesty published an essay addressing his opinion of the nature of citizenship in the micronational community. This essay redefined his stance on how citizenship and nobility should be handled in the nation. As such, the following month, Uantir's system of nobility and citizenship changed drastically. No longer were participating members 'citizens.' They were re-classed as Aristocrats, to better symbolize the significance of active Uantirians. Among many other benefits being an Aristocrat means that the Uantirian represents a number of simulated people that they control, the number of people dependant on activity. This gives each Uantirian Aristocrat more autonomy in the administration of their area of culture. The word citizen, in Uantir, now refers to the population in a simulated society, thus firmly entrenching The Kingdom of Uantir as a simulationist nation.
 
  
 
== Government ==
 
== Government ==
The Kingdom of Uantir is an Absolute Monarchy headed by His and Her Majesties King Ari Ailin and his wife Queen Rachel Ailin. The crown maintains full and complete control over the country, but the Aristocrats maintain autonomy over their lands in all aspects that do not come in direct conflict with core Uantirian principles. That core is maintained by the Monarchy.
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The Kingdom of Uantir is an Absolute Monarchy headed by His and Her Majesties King Rook and his wife. The crown maintains full and complete control over the country, but the Aristocrats maintain autonomy over their lands in all aspects that do not come in direct conflict with core Uantiri principles. That core is maintained by the Monarchy.
  
 
An easy comparison uses the American Government as an example: the Federal vs. State governments. The Federal government pertains itself with country wide affairs and interfaces with state government to achieve those ends. The State government pertains itself with its population's affairs and interfaces with the Federal government to achieve those ends. Thus the Crown is the equivalent of the Federal Government while the Aristocrats are the equivalent of State government.
 
An easy comparison uses the American Government as an example: the Federal vs. State governments. The Federal government pertains itself with country wide affairs and interfaces with state government to achieve those ends. The State government pertains itself with its population's affairs and interfaces with the Federal government to achieve those ends. Thus the Crown is the equivalent of the Federal Government while the Aristocrats are the equivalent of State government.
  
All positions are appointed. Popularity contests for government officials are considered contrary to the public's best interest, though any Aristocrat can be removed by process. When an aristocrat begins they can choose from a number of titles, these define what their lands are referred to as and how they are addressed. The titles are arranged in paths as they increase in importance, but none of these routes are required and the title is not static, the Aristocrat can change their title at any time as long as it remians within their tier. There are multiple tiers of nobility, each one representing an increase in the Aristocrat's influence and a direct reflection of their dedication and participation. Though no tier of Aristocrats are technically in charge of another or hold any authority over another, the tiered titles stand as social symbols and are immediate indicators of that individual's influence with and admiration from the Crown.
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All positions are appointed. Popularity contests for government officials are considered contrary to the public's best interest, though any Aristocrat can be removed by process. When an aristocrat begins they can choose from a number of titles, these define what their lands are referred to as and how they are addressed. The titles are arranged in paths as they increase in importance, but none of these routes are required and the title is not static, the Aristocrat can change their title at any time as long as it remains within their tier. There are three tiers of nobility, each one representing an increase in the Aristocrat's influence and a direct reflection of their dedication and participation. Though no tier of Aristocrats are technically in charge of another or hold any authority over another, the tiered titles stand as social symbols and are immediate indicators of that individual's infuence with and admiration from the Crown.
 
 
==Aristocrats==
 
These  are the influential Uantirians who have been granted title and land for their commitment to the Crown and the Country.
 
 
 
: Tier One Aristocrates - If their title is unknown, it is appropriate to refer to them as Sir or Ma'am
 
 
 
:: Thane / Thaness
 
:::Land: Town
 
 
 
:: Knight / Dame<br />
 
:::Land: Keep
 
 
 
:: Lord / Lady<br />
 
:::Land: Manor
 
 
 
:: Chieftan / Chieftaness<br />
 
:::Land: Tribe
 
 
 
: Tier Two Aristocrates - If their title is unknown, it is appropriate to refer to them as 'Your Excellency'
 
 
 
:: Baron / Baroness<br />
 
:::Land: Barony
 
 
 
:: Regent / Regentess<br />
 
:::Land: Canton
 
 
 
:: Conn / Coness<br />
 
:::Land: Stretch
 
 
 
: Tier Three Aristocrates - If their title is unknown, it is appropriate to refer to them as 'Your Grace'
 
 
 
:: Count / Countess<br />
 
:::Land: County
 
 
 
:: Tiarna / Bantiarna <br />
 
:::Land: Territory
 
 
 
: Royal Aristocrats - Referred to as 'Your Highness'
 
  
:: Prince / Princess<br />
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==The Nobility==
:::Land: Principality
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More individually known as Aristocrats, these are the influential Uantiri who have been granted title and land for their commitment to the Crown and the Country.
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===Tier One Aristocrats===
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If their title is unknown, it is appropriate to refer to them as Sir or Ma'am
  
:: Ri / Rigan<br/>
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:: Thane / Thaness administer a Town.
:::Land: Expanse
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:: Knight / Dame administer Keep.
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:: Lord / Lady administer a Manor.
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:: Chieftan / Chieftaness Administers a Hold.
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===Tier Two Aristocrats===
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If their title is unknown, it is appropriate to refer to them as 'Your Lordship'
  
==The Ministry==
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:: Baron / Baroness administer a Barony
The Ministry is the administrative body that handles Foreign and Domestic affairs, primarily emigration, immigration, trade and records. These positions are appointed and can be held by any Aristocrat.
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:: Regent / Regentess administer a Canton
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:: Conn / Conness administer a Stretch
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===Tier Three Aristocrats===
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If their title is unknown, it is appropriate to refer to them as 'Your Excellency'
  
: The Minister of Foreign Affairs
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:: Count / Countess administer a County
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:: Tiarna / Bantiarna administer a Expanse
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===Royal Aristocrats===
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If their title is unknown, it is appropriate to refer to them as 'Your Highness'
  
:: The Minister of Foreign Affairs handles all diplomatic relations outside the nation. Responsible for, but not limited to, foreign trade, treaty, emigration, travel relation, alliance and aggression.<br />
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:: Prince / Princess administer a Principality
:::No acting Minister, the office is run by His Majesty
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:: Ri / Rigan administer a Territory
  
: The Minister of Domestic Affairs
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==The Military==
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''Main Article: [[Uantiri Military]]''
  
:: The Minister of Domestic Affairs Handles internal bureaucratic issues. Responsible for, but not limited to, keeping public record, issuing paperwork such as passports and citizenship papers, and immigration.<br />
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The Uantiri military is not run like a conventional military force as seen by most governments. Due to the confederate nature of Uantir’s territories being a conglomeration of relatively autonomous territories the military forces of Uantir resemble a militia far more than a standing Army. Aristocrats are ‘super commanders’ and are responsible for a Guard, which is the term for the entirety of a region’s forces. Uantir has no Navy or Air Force, all air and naval powers are managed as part of the Uantiri Army. Traditional cultural norms such as close rank and file, uniforms, and regimental discipline common in conventional armies are unheard of in the Uantiri Army. The Army’s goal is ruthless efficiency and finds many aspects of conventional military forces as stifling and distracting. The Uantir Army is not a peace keeping, global policing, or diplomatic organization and serves one purpose: to be the swift and decisive instrument in the protection of Uantir from foreign aggression and to mete out disproportionate retribution on those who would harm the people of Uantir. The Uantiri Army is notorious for lethality, brutality, and effectiveness.
:::No acting Minister, the office is run by His Majesty
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[[Category:Nations]]

Latest revision as of 23:18, 26 October 2015

The Kingdom of Uantir

Flag of Uantir

Flag of Uantir

Motto: The Lion Protects
Location Kansas, USA
Capital Castle Uantir
Official Language English
Official Religion None
Short Name Uantir
Demonym Uantiri
Government Absolute Monarchy
The Monarchy King Rook and his Queen
Legislature The Crown
Established 25 October, 2007
Population Approx. 40 / 2 active
Time Zone Central
National Sport Swordplay
National Drink Hard Cider
National Animal Lion
Forum http://uantir.proboards98.com/index.cgi

The Kingdom of Uantir is an absolute monarchy located in Leavenworth Kansas.

Origins

The Kingdom of Uantir was the brain child of His Majesty King Rook for a considerable time before it was founded. It was his wife, Her Majesty the Queen, that inspired him to make Uantir a reality. The country's name is in honor of Her Majesty.

History

Main article: History of Uantir

Pre-Founding

Uantir began before October 25th, 2007 in the mind of His Majesty King Rook after having read about micronations online. Though lacking support from friends and family the project was put on a shelf. When his wife’s friend Colum got her thinking about a micronation of her own, Uantir was quickly born.

The Early Days

Uantir started as a friendly competition of sorts between Colum McKenna, Rook and his wife. Early members of the nation were friends and family of the Crown, likely moved by curiosity or pity, as none but one of the first generation of citizens remain. After the fall of Licentia both interest and activity steadily waned.

The Second Generation

The Crown branched out to try and tap new resources for participants, searching online communities they were involved in that contained acquaintances if not close friends. It was during this recruitment push that some of the most dedicated citizens to date joined the ranks. At this point the nation fell into a comfortable, if unexciting, rhythm of activity and is marked by numerous updates of cosmetic and practical influence. His Majesty King Rook called a census in 2010 as part of a project to redistrict the internal borders based off of who was still active. Registered members of the forums fell from its record high of 55 to 30 after culling those who had not posted in six months and who did not respond to the e-mail warning of such.

The Dark Age

March 1st, 2010, His Majesty King Rook shipped out for basic training in the United States Army. This brought on the deepest lull in activity in Uantir's history. In His Majesty's absence forum activity disappeared, discussions ceased, and the nation's international voice was silent. His time away at basic training gave His Majesty ample time to think on what he’d created, and where he wanted to take it in the future. The months after his return from Basic Training were a time of reflection and reinvention. It culminated in the essay that fundamentally changed the national perspective of Uantiri citizenship.

The Dawn of the Aristocracy

Though Uantir had always, as a feudal based monarchy, had nobility it was considered a position that was not immediately attainable by a new citizen. King Rook came to the conclusion that the average rank and file person joining micronationalism has no interest in being a rank and file citizen of a fake country. Inspired by the notion long accepted in RecWar and Economic circles that a nation is made up of a combination of real people and unnamed simulated ‘citizens’ he abolished the idea that the real people who participate in the nation are average citizens. Accepting this layer of simulation all participants were promoted to the position of Aristocrat, a newly formed status that made every person involved in Uantir a noble in charge of a territory full of simulated citizens largely under their control. His aim was to increase interest as individuals joining Uantir are powerful people with a large amount of creative autonomy. He also effectively removed the stigma of having to be ‘lorded over’ by someone else they don’t really know, in a hobby they volunteer to participate in.

Government

The Kingdom of Uantir is an Absolute Monarchy headed by His and Her Majesties King Rook and his wife. The crown maintains full and complete control over the country, but the Aristocrats maintain autonomy over their lands in all aspects that do not come in direct conflict with core Uantiri principles. That core is maintained by the Monarchy.

An easy comparison uses the American Government as an example: the Federal vs. State governments. The Federal government pertains itself with country wide affairs and interfaces with state government to achieve those ends. The State government pertains itself with its population's affairs and interfaces with the Federal government to achieve those ends. Thus the Crown is the equivalent of the Federal Government while the Aristocrats are the equivalent of State government.

All positions are appointed. Popularity contests for government officials are considered contrary to the public's best interest, though any Aristocrat can be removed by process. When an aristocrat begins they can choose from a number of titles, these define what their lands are referred to as and how they are addressed. The titles are arranged in paths as they increase in importance, but none of these routes are required and the title is not static, the Aristocrat can change their title at any time as long as it remains within their tier. There are three tiers of nobility, each one representing an increase in the Aristocrat's influence and a direct reflection of their dedication and participation. Though no tier of Aristocrats are technically in charge of another or hold any authority over another, the tiered titles stand as social symbols and are immediate indicators of that individual's infuence with and admiration from the Crown.

The Nobility

More individually known as Aristocrats, these are the influential Uantiri who have been granted title and land for their commitment to the Crown and the Country.

Tier One Aristocrats

If their title is unknown, it is appropriate to refer to them as Sir or Ma'am

Thane / Thaness administer a Town.
Knight / Dame administer Keep.
Lord / Lady administer a Manor.
Chieftan / Chieftaness Administers a Hold.

Tier Two Aristocrats

If their title is unknown, it is appropriate to refer to them as 'Your Lordship'

Baron / Baroness administer a Barony
Regent / Regentess administer a Canton
Conn / Conness administer a Stretch

Tier Three Aristocrats

If their title is unknown, it is appropriate to refer to them as 'Your Excellency'

Count / Countess administer a County
Tiarna / Bantiarna administer a Expanse

Royal Aristocrats

If their title is unknown, it is appropriate to refer to them as 'Your Highness'

Prince / Princess administer a Principality
Ri / Rigan administer a Territory

The Military

Main Article: Uantiri Military

The Uantiri military is not run like a conventional military force as seen by most governments. Due to the confederate nature of Uantir’s territories being a conglomeration of relatively autonomous territories the military forces of Uantir resemble a militia far more than a standing Army. Aristocrats are ‘super commanders’ and are responsible for a Guard, which is the term for the entirety of a region’s forces. Uantir has no Navy or Air Force, all air and naval powers are managed as part of the Uantiri Army. Traditional cultural norms such as close rank and file, uniforms, and regimental discipline common in conventional armies are unheard of in the Uantiri Army. The Army’s goal is ruthless efficiency and finds many aspects of conventional military forces as stifling and distracting. The Uantir Army is not a peace keeping, global policing, or diplomatic organization and serves one purpose: to be the swift and decisive instrument in the protection of Uantir from foreign aggression and to mete out disproportionate retribution on those who would harm the people of Uantir. The Uantiri Army is notorious for lethality, brutality, and effectiveness.