Orders, decorations, and medals of Occidia

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The Orders, decorations, and medals of Occidia comprise a complex system by which Occidians are honoured by the country's sovereign for actions or deeds that benefit their community or the nation at large. A combination of its Canadian and American counterparts, the structure originated in 2011, but did not come to full fruition until reunion of Royal Illinois and Ohio in 2015, with the establishment of the Order of North America.

The Occidian honors system goes back to the New European era, but the system for identifying and recognising candidates to honour change considerably over time. It was reformed by the establishment of the North American Confederation in 2015 and once again in 2020 during the proclamation of the Occidian Empire. The North American Order of the Crown and the Korean Service Medal were removed of the list of national orders since the first became a dynastic order under the House of Hartmann-Peters and the second were declared obsolete.

The monarch is regarded as the fount of all honours — as he or she is the only person who may create new national honours—and acts as the Sovereign of all of the Occidian Orders; he, or other members of the Occidian Imperial Family, will conduct inductions or present medals.

Orders of the Occidian Empire
Award
Ribbon
Name
Award Criteria
Collar of the Order of the Crown (NAC).png
Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown (NAC).png
Order of the Crown ribbon.png
Order of the Crown Awarded for "committing noteworthy actions or deeds in the service of the confederation"
Order of the White Lion collar.png
Order of the white lion.png
Order of the White lion ribbon.png
Order of the White Lion Awarded for "exceptional merit in relation to culture, economy, and other designations"
ONA badge.png
ONA neck.png
ONA.png
ONA companion ribbon.png
ONA officer ribbon.png
ONA member ribbon.png
Order of North America Awarded for "outstanding level of talent and service, or an exceptional contribution to the confederation"
WilhelmineOrder.png
Wilhelmine Order ribbon.png
Order of William Awarded for "distinguished personal service to the monarch"
Service awards
Award
Ribbon
Name
Award Criteria
Cross of Independence (New Europe).png
Cross of Independence ribbon (New Europe).png
Cross of Independence Awarded for "actively pursuing the advancement of the nation or deeds which promote micronationalism"
NAC Service medal.png
NAC Service ribbon.png
Service Medal Awarded for "service in the Imperial Forces of Defense"
Medal for Military Valor.png
Military Valor ribbon.png
Medal for Military Valor Valor in the face of the enemy
NE Honor Cross ribbon.png
Honor Cross Exceptional actions in peacetime
Obsolete awards
Award
Ribbon
Name
Award Criteria
Korean Service Medal.png
Korean Service ribbon.png
Korean Service Medal Awarded for "service in support of the defense of the Republic of Korea"
Scientopian war medal.png
New Euro-Scietopian war riddon.png
Meissner War Medal For service in the Meissner-Antifan War"
Camurian war medal.png
Camurian War ribbon.png
Camurian War Medal For service in the Camurian War.
Communist war Medal.png
Communist war riddon.png
Communist War Medal For service in the War over Micronational Communism.
Red War Medal.png
Red war ribbon.png
Red War Medal For service in the New Euro-Erusian War.
Ne civil war medal.png
Ne civil war medal ribbon.png
Civil War Medal For service in the New European Civil War.
Microwar on Terror Medal.png
Microwar on Terror ribbon.png
Micronational War on Terrorism Service Medal For service in the Micronational War on Terror.
Espionage Medal.png
Espionage ribbon.png
Espionage Medal For infiltration of foreign organizations or micronations.
Austenasian Civil War medal.png
Austenasian Civil War ribbon.png
Austenasian Civil War ribbon with clasp.png
Austenasian Civil War Intervention Medal For service in the Austenasian Civil War.

Other honours and appointments[edit | edit source]

As the fons honorum, or 'fountain of honour', in Occidia, the Emperor has the sole right of conferring all titles of honour, including titles of nobility, knighthoods and gallantry awards.

Refusal or forfeiture[edit | edit source]

A small number of people refuse the offer of an award, usually for personal reasons. Conversely, honours are sometimes removed (forfeited), for example if a recipient is subsequently convicted of a serious criminal offence. Sometimes the original decision to grant an honour was made on the basis of inaccurate information, but normally cases relate to actions that took place after the award was made. Recommendations are made to the Sovereign, who has the sole authority to rescind an honour.

See also[edit | edit source]