Karno-Ruthenian Monarchy

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Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia
Kaiser und König von Karniareich-Ruthenien
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Emperor-King Oscar I
Oscar I of Karnia-Ruthenia
since 10 March 2016
StyleHis Imperial Majesty
Heir apparentTBD
First monarchOscar I of Karnia-Ruthenia
ResidenceHofbau Palace
Palais Koharové

The Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia is a hereditary imperial and royal title and position proclaimed in 2016 by Oscar I, a member of the House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha. The emperor-kings retained the title of Archduke of Karnia after their ascension to the Throne. The wives of the emperors-kings bore the title of empress-queen, while other members of the family the title archduke or archduchess of Karnia and prince or princesses of Ruthenia.

Predecessors[edit | edit source]

On 02 February 2016, the Empire of Karnia was founded. From there to the present day, there were two emperors of two separate ruling families. The first Emperor of Karnia was Anton Wenzel, founder of Karnia, who ruled from its foundation until 10 March 2016, when he abdicated the throne in his name and his descendants. His successor is the King of Ruthenia, Oscar of Goëtzën-Thomaz-Rocha. Karnia was founded to be a tribute to the Monarchy of the Habsburgs, and everything in Karnia in fact, refers to it. The title of Emperor is originally "Kaiser" and the titles of other family members be "Archduke" or "Archduchess" are part of a tradition that incorporated new dynasty, and that led to the Karno-Ruthenian Monarchy.

The history of the Ruthenian Monarchy, however, is less recent. On 19 November 2014, after gaining permission from his father, the now Archduke Ari of Karnia, King Oscar of Ruthenia established the Throne of Ruthenia, declaring Ruthenia to be an independent kingdom[1]. The Archduke Ari was the first King of Ruthenia and was succeeded by his son the day after the foundation of the Kingdom. After a moderately troubled beginning, the House of Ruthenia acquired fame and respectability, and over the years ascended to thrones and other joining Ruthenia in several personal unions.

One of those micronations who made a vote of confidence to Ruthenia and joined his project under the leadership of Oscar I was the Empire of Karnia. With many problems to establish a functioning government, a constitution, and especially in achieving recognition of other micronations, they realized a micronational project was much more difficult to drive than they would have imagined. When the Kingdom of Ruthenia offered the necessary help, they accepted enthusiastically, but the cost of this intervention to save the newly created project was to deliver the Imperial Crown to the King of the Ruthenians. In return, the project would be expanded and be at par with the Kingdom of Ruthenia. The result of this negotiation was the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016, that created a common monarchy between the two micronations.

Constitutional powers[edit | edit source]

The Imperial Constitution of 2016 kept many rights already exercised by the King of Ruthenia, although as Emperor-King, he had the Supreme Moderator Power and not the Supreme Administrative Power, usual for the Ruthenian monarchy. The Emperor-King should represent the Empire abroad, as well as moderate the Imperial and Royal Government. The Emperor-King since then is the Head of State, being able to intervene in the government, make a declaration of war and conclude peace as Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial and Royal Armed Forces.

With the advent of the works of the Constitutional Commission and its Imperial Constitution of 2017, it was provided for Karnia-Ruthenia a form of constitutional monarchy based on the Prusso-German model, in which the Emperor is an active ruler and wielded considerable political power over foreign policy and diplomacy which was shared with an elected Imperial Diet.

Despite give direct political power to the Emperor, the Constitution established clear limits on the power of the executive branch and the Emperor.

List of monarchs[edit | edit source]

No. Name Portrait Arms Reign Era
Reign duration
House Title
I Oscar I
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10 March
present Ruthenian era
3 years, 7 months, 5 days
House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha Emperor of Karnia and King of Ruthenia
First Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia. Second Emperor of Karnia and second King of Ruthenia. Called "the Constitutional", he was the main author of the two constitutions, as well as the civil and penal code of the Kingdom of Ruthenia. He was also the responsible and author of Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016 that founded the Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia.

Line of Succession to the Imperial and Royal Throne[edit | edit source]

Karnia-Ruthenia had equal primogeniture sucession, but that is limited to those descended from Archduke Ari of Karnia and in the future, King Oscar, through approved marriage. Dynasts lose their right to the throne if they marry without the permission of the monarch or current pretender. Individuals born to unmarried dynasts or to former dynasts that married without imperial permission, and their descendants, are excluded from the throne. Further, when approving a marriage, the monarch can impose conditions that must be met in order for any resulting offspring to have succession rights.

Also included in the line of succession, although excluded members who were against decisions of the head of the dynasty or promoted any attempt on the dynastic order imposed; the latter are considered "disgraced", lose their titles and their descendants are automatically excluded from the line of succession, although it remains just as a courtesy.

The Throne must pass to the member of the Imperial and Royal Family next nearest in lineage with the same line of succession should a situation arise where there are no eligible descendants of the reigning King. The monarch is allowed to be a member of any faith of their choosing, traditionally the roman Catholicism. The monarch was never forced to belong to any religion, however to prevent any potential crisis of faith within the Royal Family, all members are allowed to profess any faith they desire or none at all.

  • Heraldic Royal Crown (Common).pngAntônio I, Duke of Ruthenia, married Judith, Duchess of Ruthenia.
    • Francisco II, Prince of RutheniaDECEASED, married Ms. Campos.
      • T., Princess of Ruthenia.EXCLUDED by Decree of King Oscar.
      • C., Princess of Ruthenia.EXCLUDED by Decree of King Oscar.
      • C., Princess of Ruthenia.EXCLUDED by Decree of King Oscar.
    • Antônio II José, Prince of Ruthenia.DISGRACED
      • three excluded children.
    • Heraldic Royal Crown (Common).pngArchduke Ari of Karnia-Ruthenia (now Duke of Ruthenia), married HG. Archduchess Denise of Karnia-Ruthenia.
    • (1) G., Count of Vincefort, married A., Countess Vincefort.
      • J., Baroness Vincefort, married Ms. Lima.EXCLUDED
      • (2) G., Baron Vincefort.
    • L., born Count of Rouchen, married 1st Ms. Silva, married 2nd Ms. Gomes.EXCLUDED
      • O. of Rouchen, married Ms. Morvat.EXCLUDED
      • W. of Rouchen, married Mr. Gomes.EXCLUDED
      • J. of Rouchen.EXCLUDED
    • (3) Peter, Prince of Ruthenia, married 1st Ms. Silva, married 2nd Ms. Freitas.
      • (4) Alexander, Prince of Ruthenia.
      • (5) Danilo, Prince of Ruthenia.
    • A., Prince of Ruthenia.DISGRACED
      • three excluded children.
    • A., Princess of Ruthenia.DISGRACED
      • one excluded children.
    • O., Princess of Ruthenia.DISGRACED
      • four excluded children.
    • (6) H., Prince of Ruthenia, married his cousin, M., Princess of Ruthenia and Mainarque.
      • (7) I., Prince of Ruthenia and Mainarque.
      • (8) C., Princess of Ruthenia and Mainarque.
    • (9) C., Princess of Ruthenia and Duchess-Consort of Mainarque, married his cousin, Francisco III, Duke of Mainarque.
      • M., Prince of Mainaque.EXCLUDED
    • (10) Z., Princess of Ruthenia and Duchess-Consort of Lanfort, married J., Duke of Lanfort (created by King Oscar of the Ruthenians).
      • M., Hereditary Prince of Lanfort.EXCLUDED
      • (11) M., Prince of Lanfort.
      • (12) A., Prince of Lanfort.
      • (13) M., Prince of Lanfort.
      • (14) V., Prince of Lanfort.

Arms and standards[edit | edit source]

The Karno-Ruthenian Monarch is represented by their coat of arms and standards, and also the Empire's official arms in his presence. Members of the Imperial and Royal Family have their own crests, monograms and standards to represent them or their presence somewhere over the Empire and foreign micronations. The use of them are regulated by the Emperor-Kings's Own Office.

Titles of the Emperor[edit | edit source]

The Emperor-King have an extensive list of titles and claims that reflected the expanse and diversity of the lands ruled by him as well the importance of His Majesty in foreign micronations. The official title of the ruler of Ruthenia and later of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire had been changed several times: on the ocasions when the King of Ruthenia became King of Acrin and King of Horvatia, for example.

His Imperial and Royal Majesty, NN, by the grace of God, Emperor of Karnia and King of Ruthenia, King of Bessabia, King of Acrin, King of Horvatia, Szolnók, Geza, Letingia, Escandia, King of Jestia, etc.; Archduke of Karnia, Grand Duke of Gaussland, Caledonia; Duke of Ladislavia, Hoheneinsamkeit, Weißeswasser, Csorna, Chedowski, Balaton; Grand Prince of Karcag, Margrave of Luftrein, Duke of Persenburg, Götzödorf, Mohács, Pannonhalm, Podenbrad, Gyalla, Oswiencin, Zallanta, Cieszpreg, Fertodin, Rugoz, Árpád; Princely Count of Bihar, Tamaz, Koberg, Gerizia, Grevenia; Prince of Thomaz-Rocha, Bersód; Margrave of Upper and Lower Lusitia; Count of Heves, Feldkirchenberg, Brevento, Szentes, etc.; Lord of Fürstenbergserdboden, Kazin, etc., etc. etc.

References[edit | edit source]