New Batavia (province)
- This article is about the province of New Batavia. For the country, see New Batavia.
|Federal Kingdom of New Batavia
|— Province —|
|Country||Virtual United Provinces|
|• Type||Constitutional monarchy|
|• King||Arkadius II|
|• Minister-President||Jonas Windsor|
|• Dutch||100 %|
The Federal Kingdom of New Batavia (Bondskoninkrijk Nieuw-Batavië) was a province of the Virtual United Provinces. It joined the union on July 2, 2007. On February 7, 2008 the provincial government left New Batavia, effectively reverting the province to a federally administered territory. The province's capital was Lucerne. This city was later part of Mercury and was also the seat of the Government-in-exile of the Islamic Internet Republic since September 20, 2013. The island of the former province of New Batavia was incorporated as the governorate of Lucerne in 2021 AD.
Culture and politics
According to the province's constitution (full text), legislative power was vested in the Congres, which was elected every two months. The Minister-President was the head-of-government. Jonas Windsor was the province's only Minister-President.
Some prominent Batavian politicans regularly argued that New Batavia should be annexed, which increased tensions between the Republic and Batavia. On 10 August 2010 the Batavian Minister-President Gustaaf Vermeylen issued a statement that Batavia would never claim the territory of New Batavia, effectively recognizing the Republic's claim.