|Duchy of Argadia
|Status||Constituent realm of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire|
and largest city
|Ethnic groups (2017)||TBD|
|Independence from the Hellenic Republic|
|•||Declared||23 June 2016|
|•||Karno-Ruthenian Compromise||23 June 2016|
|•||Karno-Ruthenian Empire||1 August 2016|
TBD sq mi
|HDI (2018)|| 0.791
high · 20th
|Currency||Ruthenian Mark (RMK)|
|a.||Location: Samos Island, Hellenic Republic|
|b.||Dual Monarchy union after the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016 signing.|
The Duchy of Argadia was a member state of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire and was formerly under Imvrassian vassalship. It is located in Samos Island, Hellenic Republic. It was founded by Aggelos, Duke of Argadia as a province of the then Principality of Imvrassia and consists of one house. It was maintained into the Kingdom of Imvrassia until 23 June 2016, when they gained independence from Imvrassia, but remained ruled by the Crown of Imvrassia.
On 01 July 2016, after weeks of negotiation and strengthening the historic friendship between Imvrassia and Ruthenia, it was decided that the smallest province of Imvrassia, Argadia, that became independent from Imvrassia on 23 June 2016 would join the Empire as a duchy. The status of the Duchy of Argadia was established to be equal to the other member states of the Empire, but strengthened the European side of the micronation, becoming the third state member of Karnia-Ruthenia established on the continent.
On 08 May 2020, after the petition made to the Imperial Diet on late April, the right of secession was granted and Argadia rejoined Imvrassia.
Politics[edit | edit source]
The history of Argadia has so far been based on its accession to Karnia-Ruthenia. The Empire has accorded to Argadia the status of a Duchy. The first and current Duke of Argadia is His Royal Highness, Duke Aggelos, who is also a member of the House of Imvrassia. The House of Imvrassia also hols dynastic pretensions to the Argadian Throne. The executive power within the duchy is exercised buy the Duke in the terms allowed by the Constitution, the same in force in all the Empire. The legislative power is exercised along the other state members in Imperial Diet.The political and cultural tradition of Argadia is influenced by that of Imvrassia and also by that of Ruthenia.