Karno-Ruthenian Monarchy

From Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia
Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia
Kaiser und König von Karnien-Ruthenien
Oscar I of Karnia-Ruthenia
since 10 March 2016
StyleHis Imperial Majesty
Heir apparentTBD
First monarchOscar I of Karnia-Ruthenia
ResidenceHofbau Palace
Arienburg Palace

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. They retained the title of Archduke of Karnia after their ascension to the Throne. The consorts of the sovereigns 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, among other titles.

Predecessors[edit | edit source]

On 02 February 2016, the Empire of Karnia was founded. Members of the House of Ruthenia, the House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha, had occupied the throne since 2016, except for a brief period while the founder of Karnia and first Emperor, Anton Wenzel, ruled from 02 February to 10 March 2016. With the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016, the seat of the Karnian Emperor (now also King of Ruthenia) changed from Vídeň to Persenburg.

Thus the term "Karno-Ruthenian Emperor" appeared with the Compromise of 2016, that established the link between the title of Emperor of Karnia and King of Ruthenia, to be vested on a dynast of the House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha.

However, was only in 2021 that, through the House Law of the Karno-Ruthenian Imperial Family, was finally confirmed the titles of the members of the dynasty, their duties and their place in the line of succession to the Karno-Ruthenian Throne, recognizing that only the descendants of approved marriages of Archduke Anton and Archduchess Judith was eligible to the throne.

Their claims to the highest in diplomatic rank was their genealogical and political connection to the Holy Roman Empire, and also with the devlopment of the concept of Auctoritas Invicta, created by Oscar I during the negotiations of the Treaty of Theodosia with the Emperor of Pavlov and the North American Emperor, who recognized the imperial rank of the Karno-Ruthenian monarch.

Emperor and King[edit | edit source]

The title of Emperor of Karnia and King of Ruthenia (German: Kaiser und König von Karnien-Ruthenien) was carefully chosen by the signatoires of the Compromisse of 2016, that wanted to explore the similarities of their projects with the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, also with references to other domains ruled by the sovereign and with the style of "By the Grace of God", in a subtle nod to the official religion of the Empire.

On 25 November 2021, an ammendment was decreed by Emperor Oscar I, recognizing retroactively the title and style of Their Imperial Majesties, Emperors of Karnia to his late paternal grandparents, Archduke Anton and Archduchess Judith, the title and style of Their Majesties, the Kings of Ruthenia to his late maternal grandparents, Count Michael von Goëtzën and Countess Theresa von Goëtzën and the title and style of Their Imperial and Royal Majesties, the Emperors of Karnia and Kings of Ruthenia to his parents, Archduke Ari and Archduchess Denise. Despite no real change, it was seen as a nod to the memory of his grandparents and a show of respect to his parents.

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
7 years 15 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 also the responsible and author of Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016 that founded the Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia and eventually became the Occidian Emperor in 2020.

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

The Imperial Family, 24 October 2021.

Karnia-Ruthenia had equal primogeniture sucession, but that is limited to those descended from Archduke Ari of Karnia and in the future, Emperor-King, 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 line to 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.

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 Emperor-King. The monarch is allowed to be a member of any faith of their choosing, traditionally a Roman Catholic. The monarch was never forced to belong to any religion, however to prevent any potential crisis of faith within the Imperial and Royal Family, all members are allowed to profess any faith they desire or none at all.

Family Tree[edit | edit source]

  • Simple silver crown.svgArchduke Anton of KarniaDECEASED, married Archduchess Judith of KarniaDECEASED
    • Archduke Francis of KarniaRENOUNCED, DECEASED, married Ms. Campos.
      • Tatiana of KarniaEXCLUDED, married Mr. Falcão.
        • Maria Fernanda FalcãoEXCLUDED
        • Maria Luisa' FalcãoEXCLUDED
      • Caroline of KarniaEXCLUDED, married Mr. Sobral.
        • Enzo SobralEXCLUDED
        • Valentina SobralEXCLUDED
        • Gustavo SolbralEXCLUDED
      • Camila of KarniaEXCLUDED
    • Archduke Luitpold of KarniaRENOUNCED
      • Walburga of KarniaEXCLUDED, married Mr. Polisei.
        • Henrique PoliseiEXCLUDED
      • Olivier of KarniaEXCLUDED
      • Johann Victor of KarniaEXCLUDED
    • Archduchess ZeliaRENOUNCED, married Mr. Tavares
      • Aurelius TavaresEXCLUDED
      • Mark TavaresEXCLUDED
      • Valdemar TavaresEXCLUDED
    • Archduke GeorgeRENOUNCED, married Ms. Lopes.
      • Jacqueline of KarniaEXCLUDED
      • Gabriel of KarniaEXCLUDED
    • Archduke Pedro of KarniaRENOUNCED, married Archduchess Anna of Karnia
      • Archduke Alexander of KarniaEXCLUDED
      • Archduke Danilo of KarniaEXCLUDED
    • Archduchess Celia of KarniaRENOUNCED, married Mr. Thomaz-Rocha
      • Archduke Maurice of KarniaADOPTED
    • Archduke Anton Joseph of KarniaRENOUNCED, married Ms. Oliveira
      • Bruna of KarniaEXCLUDED
      • Andressa of KarniaEXCLUDED
      • Gustavo of KarniaEXCLUDED
    • Simple silver crown.svg (1) Archduke Ari of Karnia, married Archduchess Denise of Karnia
    • Archduke August of KarniaRENOUNCED, married Ms. Silva
      • Joseph of KarniaEXCLUDED
      • Jessica of KarniaEXCLUDED
      • Esther of KarniaEXCLUDED
    • (2) Archduke Otto of Karnia
    • (3) Archduke Helio of Karnia, married Archduchess Mary of Karnia
    • Archduchess OpheliaRENOUNCED, married Mr. Muñoz
      • Beatriz MuñozEXCLUDED
      • Bianca MuñozEXCLUDED
      • Rudolf MuñozEXCLUDED
      • Juan MuñozEXCLUDED
    • Archduchess Adelia of KarniaRENOUNCED, married Mr. Silva

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 Apostolic 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.

Timeline of Karno-Ruthenian monarchs[edit | edit source]

Oscar IAri Thomaz-RochaHouse of Götzö-Thomaz-RochaHouse of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha

References[edit | edit source]