|Kingdom of Meckelnburgh|
|Motto: "Aŭguro de pli bonega tempaĝo" (ao)
"An Omen of a Greater Age"
|Anthem: "Ode to Our King and Flag"|
and largest city
|National languages||Meckelnish · Aspiranto|
|Recognized regional languages||Martino · Alexandrian · Froyalanish · Eastmoorlandish|
|Ethnic groups||80.2% Meckelnish|
7.8% Seal Fishers
0.6% Black Travellers
|Official religion||Church of Meckelnburgh|
|Religious affiliation||57.0% Irreligious|
3.2% Ethnic religions
|Demonyms||Meckelnburgher · Meckelner|
|Adjectives||Meckelnburghish · Meckelnish|
|Government||Unitary parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy|
|Lord Speaker||Wilburn Arkwright|
|Chamber of Deputies President||Émilien Plamondon|
|Chief Justicar||Devyn Blackwood|
|Upper house||College of Lords|
|Lower house||Chamber of Deputies|
|Veligrad League||7th century|
|The Troubles||10th century|
|Duchy of Meckelnburgh||1156|
|Wars of Unification||13-15th centuries|
|Vilhelmo IV crowned king of Meckelnburgh||1453|
|Treaty of Nakko||1523|
|Admitted to the Micronational Cartography Society||13-V 1685|
|Total||597,892 km2 (230,847 sq mi)|
|Density||29.1/km2 (75.4/sq mi)|
|Currency||Meckelnburghish crown (₵) (MCK)|
|Time zone||CMT-2 to -1 (MBCT and MBET)|
|Date format||dd-MMM yyyy|
|Mains electricity||120 V–60 Hz|
Meckelnburgh (/mɛkəlnbɜɹg/ MEK-əln-burg; Meckelnish: Meckelmberg; Aspiranto: Mekelnburgo), officially the Kingdom of Meckelnburgh, is a coastal, sub-polar country on Micras, located on the Meckelnburgh Peninsula of Apollonia along the Northern Sea. It is a semi-constitutional monarchy, ruled by Queen Ĉielero III, organized around a centralized mixed-market economy.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Government
- 6 Economy
- 7 Demographics
- 8 Culture
The name Meckelnburgh derives from the Old Holzer term for the Alexandretta Fortress, where it meant "broad fortress." The original fortress stands still on the Alexandretta coast, long since renamed for the capital city. During The Troubles, the name Meckelnburgh became increasingly associated with the wider region of Alexandretta, until taken up formally in the medieval Duchy of Meckelnburgh. After Meckelnburgh's victories in the Wars of Unification, Vilhelmo IV proclaimed Meckelnburgh to be the united kingdom of the Meckelnish people. The name has remained since.
"Meckelnburghish" versus "Meckelnish"
Both Meckelnburghish and Meckelnish are correct demonymic adjectives for people and things associated with Meckelnburgh. Meckelnburghish traditionally refers to the Kingdom of Meckelnburgh and its government (e.g. Meckelnburghish crown) while Meckelnish traditionally refers to the ethnic people of Meckelnburgh and their culture (e.g. Meckelnish language).
Prehistory and early history
Veligrad League and the Commonwealth
The Troubles and the Duchy of Meckelnburgh
Wars of Unification and King Vilhelmo IV
Treaty of Nakko and the first constitution
The second constitution and modern history
|1||Alexandretta||Royal City||3,318,000||2,389 km2||1,388.9/km2||Meckelnish
|2||Newport||Viscounty||Townsville||1,644,000||24,191 km2||68.0/km2||Includes the Kingsport Joint Forces Base.|
|5||Savalimium||Viscounty||Castedum||1,032,000||15,523 km2||66.5/km2||Meckelnish||Consisting of the Savalimium Archipelago.|
|6||Ashland||Prince-Archbishopric||Taft||1,200,000||80,689 km2||14.9/km2||Aspiranto||Includes the prince-bishopric of Taft and viscounty of Hastings.|
|7||Cumberland||Duchy||St. Cloud||2,988,000||111,843 km2||26.7/km2||Includes the viscounties of Melbourne, Hamilton and Uxbridge.|
|9||Deschutes||County||Boulonne||1,386,000||84,760 km2||16.4/km2||Alexandrian||Includes the viscounties of Martinville and Châteauroux.|
|10||Eldorado||County||Santiago||966,000||82,610 km2||11.7/km2||Martino||Includes the viscounty of Pueblo and prince-bishopric of Alamedilla.|
|Consisting of Glanurchy Island.|
|15||Salem||Prince-Archabbacy||Salem||78,000||5,399 km2||14.4/km2||Aspiranto||Consisting of the Isle of Pines.|
|16||Queen Faŭnjo||Wildlife Refuge||Fruita||18,000||14,969 km2||1.2/km2||Meckelnish|
- 1685 AN census.
- Besides Istvanistani, which is official in all regions of Meckelnburgh, except the autonomous Prince-Archabbacy of Salem.
The head of state the Kingdom of Meckelnburgh is the Monarch, presently Their Majesty Queen Ĉielero III. The Queen retains significant royal prerogative in the modern era, such as royal assent to all acts of Parliament, Meckelnburgh being a semi-constitutional monarchy. The Meckelnburghish monarchy adheres to absolute primogeniture, with the eldest child of the monarch succeeding the throne. The present crown prince is Their Royal Highness Dauphin Vilhelmo.
The nobility of Meckelnburgh retains governing power throughout most regions of Meckelnburgh in oaths of fealty to the Monarch. Two classes of the nobility persist: the landed and titular nobility. The landed nobility hold vast swaths of Meckelnburgh in personal ownership. In this way, the landed nobility serves as modern, hereditary governors throughout Meckelnburgh. The titular nobility hold legal titles and privileges, such as a seat in the House of Lords, without associated lands or temporal governance.
Church of Meckelnburgh
The Church of Meckelnburgh is the state church of the kingdom, receiving official support of the government and is subordinate to the Monarchy. The Church is Nazarene and an Albigensian denomination, outside the Catholic and Orthodox communions. The Church of Meckelnburgh adheres to beliefs of unitarianism, emphasis of good works over salvation by faith, and pescetarianism, but rejects predestination and original sin.
The leader of the church is the Queen as Supreme Governor. The highest episcopal officer, and first among equals of all bishops in Meckelnburgh, is the Primate, the Archbishop of Boulonne. There are 20 dioceses in the kingdom, one of which is an auxiliary bishopric and four are metropolitan archbishoprics. The episcopal leaders of the Church of Meckelnburgh retain significant temporal and titular authority, including seats in the College of Lords. Certain landed Price-Bishops and Prince-Archbishops also provide governance for regions of Meckelnburgh.
|#||Coat of Arms||Name||Rank||Head||Population||Area||Notes|
|3||[name]||Fruita||Auxiliary Bishopric||Auxiliary Bishop [name]||18,000||14,969 km2|
|4||[name]||Fríða||Bishopric||Bishop [name]||960,000||33,296 km2|
|5||[name]||Salem||Archabbacy||Prince-Archabbot [name]||78,000||5,399 km2|
|8||[name]||Halifax||Bishopric||Bishop [name]||414,000||24,421 km2|
|9||[name]||Scarborough||Bishopric||Prince-Bishop [name]||288,000||46,303 km2|
|10||[name]||Truckee||Bishopric||Bishop [name]||642,000||41,589 km2|
|13||[name]||St. Cloud||Bishopric||Bishop [name]|
|16||[name]||Alexandretta||Archbishopric||Archbishop [name]||2,700,000||2,389 km2|
|17||[name]||Victoria||Bishopric||Bishop [name]||2,442,000||29,745 km2|
|18||[name]||Townsville||Bishopric||Bishop [name]||1,644,000||24,191 km2|
|19||[name]||Castedum||Bishopric||Bishop [name]||1,032,000||15,523 km2|
|-||[name]||Armed Forces||Bishopric||Bishop [name]||Military ordinariate||Directs the religious services of the kingdom military.|