Principality of Nossia

From Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia
Principality of Nossia
Prinsipato da Nóssea (Talian)
Motto: 
"Fecisti Patriam Diversis de Gentibus Unam"
"From Differing Peoples You Have Made One Native Land."
Anthem: Procession of the Nobles
Princely Anthem: Princely hymn
Location of the Principality of Nossia in the isle of Crevan, on the Venice lagoon.
Capital
and largest city
Palco
Official languagesPortuguese
Talian
Ethnic groups (2021)Caucasian
Religion (2021)80.0% Roman Catholic
20.0% Lutheran
DemonymNossian
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Prince
Carlo I
Vacant
Carlo, Nobile di Dutra
Matteo Suero
LegislatureParliament
Independence from the Empire of Lifréia
06 February 2016
2 December 2016
20 February 2017
16 March 2017
2022
Area
• Total
74.13 sq mi (192.0 km2)
• Water (%)
4
Population
• 2022 estimate
4
• Census
3 (citizens)
HDI (2021)Steady 0.900
very high · 8th
CurrencyNossian Crown (NCR)
CS Doubloon (Δ)a
Time zoneBRT (UTC−3)
• Summer (DST)
BRST (UTC−2)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Drives on theright
Calling code+55
Patron saintOur Lady of Seafarers (Portuguese: Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes)
Saint Pauline of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus (Portuguese: Santa Paulina do Coração Agonizante de Jesus).
MicrocodeNOS
Internet TLD.ns
  1. Unilateral adoption by Nossia. Legal tender for debt payments and purchases alongside the Nossian Crown
  2. Absorbed the functions and powers of the position of High-Chancellor of the Principality, abolished by the Princely Decree 002/23.[5]
  3. By request of NNP members of Parliament, the government positions that existed before the 002/23 and 003/23 decrees were restored, binding the elections of a Speaker of Parliament and of a High-Chancellor, who may petition the Prince to abolish the positions yet again. [6]

The Principality of Nossia was founded on 05 January 2016 by Prince Carlo I of Lamburg, inspired by the Principality of Monaco, the Second French Empire and the historic petty states that dotted the Italian peninsula until unification in 1861. Nossia operates, de jure as a simulationist project.

Its cultural aspect lies in the desire to spread the Venetian culture, especially the Talian dialect and its foreign policy is focused on the active participation of the principality in the integration of the Anglophone and Lusophone spheres of micronationalism.
It was a province of the Empire of Lifréia from May 2015 until the end of the Nossian-Lifreian Civil War, when it became independent. It was a protectorate of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire during part of 2017.

The principality is home to more than 20 Nossian nationals, of which the majority are only residents. The official language of the principality is Portuguese. In addition, Talian (a dialect of Venetian and Portuguese), English, and Italian are spoken and understood by many residents. Since 2016, it has consisted of five provinces, the largest of which is the autonomous Serene Republic of Palco which is also the most populous. The principality is governed under a form of constitutional monarchy, with the Prince as head of state, who wields immense political power despite his constitutional status. The High-Chancellor, who is the head of government, can be either a Nossian or a foreign citizen. The House of Lamburg-Massaca has ruled Nossia, without interruptions, since its founding.

History[edit | edit source]

Insurgency[edit | edit source]

Carlo of Lamburg was appointed Governor of the Province of Astra by his brother, the Kanfre of Lifréia in early 2015. In an internal dispatch to the Imperial Household, the Kanfre Ivan VII (then called Lopes I) referred to his brother as "the most trustworthy person I know." While in office, Carlo came in contact with secessionist factions in the Province. One of them, which operated under the anodyne facade name of "Pope Pius XI Society" took Carlo as one of its commanders. Another organization was referred to by the names of "the Blue Brigades" or "The Moderate Secessionists".

Carlo, after his entry into the organization and now an adherent of Astran independence, didn't agree with the violent ways disseminated by the Society and sought a more peaceful alternative, leaving for the "Blue Brigades". With the provincial elections of May of 2015, he managed to form a sizeable "secessionist" cabinet. From that moment, it seemed that all was going according to the plans of the governor. Diplomatic talks with the lifreian government were to be held soon.

However, hostilities broke out after a member of the so-called "Pius XI Society" (A radical secessionist group) attacked the provincial government headquarters. This triggered a swift response from the Lifreian Government which declared martial law and assumed control of the Provincial Government. Observing the volatile situation, Carlo armed the "Blue Brigades", waiting for the worst.

The Young Government[edit | edit source]

One year after his accession, the recently-crowned prince acknowledged his incapacity in leading the newly installed government himself. After some days of intense meditation on the question, he appointed a newly admitted citizen, Ellinton Machado, to the newly created post of "High Chancellor of the Principality", making him effectively the head of the young government.

Sometime later, Carlo and the Chancellor had their first attrition, when the Prince noticed his unwillingness to keep up with and participate in the government routine, and also took notice of several breaches of protocol and faux-passes by the Chancellor, who once referred to the institution of the Crown as "mostly useless and limited to rare, if any, ceremonial roles" [7]

The Protectorate[edit | edit source]

On 20 February 2017, after several weeks of negotiation between Carlo I and Oscar I, it was decided that the principality would join the Empire as a protectorate [8], the first of the imperial history.

The agreement between Karnia-Ruthenia and Nossia foresaw that the protectorate would last for a month since for the imperial government it would be a sufficient period of time for the princely government to end all their disputes to join the Empire or give up doing it. Despite the relatively peaceful period, the principality chose to maintain its independence through a referendum held on 16 March 2017, the result of which was recognized by the Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia the following day[9].

Nossia Soldiers On[edit | edit source]

In the early days of 2019, after the Anniversary of Independence passed as a blank slate, the prince decided to renew the project, updating it for the new times ahead. At first, the nation's coat of arms was remade on the last days of October 2018, followed by a new flag [10] on the first days of February of the next year.

A New Nossia[edit | edit source]

From the early to the late days of January of 2023, as the Principality prepared itself to commemorate its seventh Independence Day since breaking out from Lifréia in the following month, the prince, in consensus with the Nossian Nationalist Party members of Parliament, rolled out a brief series of princely decrees, reforming and streamlining the Nossian political apparatus. In early January, it was also the first time that a member of Parliament spoke about the principality being a unitary state.


The Nossian lozengy on the façade of a building in Palco

Foreign Policy[edit | edit source]

Micronations Recognized by the Principality[edit | edit source]

National Colors and Symbols[edit | edit source]

See More: Nossian National Symbols

Geography[edit | edit source]

Constituent states of the Principality of Nossia
Flag Coat of Arms State Initials Capital Citizens Area Official Languages Head of State
Serene Republic of
Palco
RP Palco
TBD
1 km²
English, Talian, Portuguese President
Carlo of Lamburg-Massaca

Politics[edit | edit source]

The meeting place of Parliament, the "Palasso Salina".
Hall of the "Palasso Salina", seat of the Nossian Parliament.

The principality is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, having, since its founding, a uncodified constitution. The High Chancellor acts as the country's head of government, while the Prince retains supreme moderating power, ensuring that the Nossian Courts do not interfere with the workings of Parliament and the Chancellery.

The country, as of 2017, has had only two major parties, the NNP, which has retained the majority of national and provincial parliamentary votes since the principality's founding and the NLB/LdL, which has been the NNP's political nemesis since its establishment by a parliamentary decree. The NNP retains five chairs in the Princely Parliament, out of nine. The other half of the seats are occupied by MPs of the Lega del Laoro and by independent politicians, the likes of Ellinton Machado, the infamous first High-Chancellor of the principality.

Armed Forces[edit | edit source]

Nossia possesses three uniformed services: The Nossian Army, the Nossian Navy, and the Princely Guard. All of these three services, except for the Princely Guard, which recruits directly from the ranks of the army, operate under the policy of mandatory conscription for all citizens aged 16 to 40.

Jacket of the Nossian Army Dress Uniform.

Justice System[edit | edit source]

Nossia has only one court–The Nossian Supreme Court, which acts as the supreme court, constitutional court, and court of final appeal. The Nossian Supreme Court, since 2019, has still to approve the Nossian Penal Code, written by the prince and sent to the Supreme Court for appreciation the same year.

Letterhead used on the Nossian Supreme Court dockets.

Economy[edit | edit source]

The Principality's economy is serviced by tourism and the services industry, with the latter playing what has been called a "decisive role" in maintaining the nation's economic system afloat. At the beginning of 2023, Nossia adopted the Confederal Doubloon of the Conference of Santiago as a legal tender for debt payments and purchases alongside the Crown.

Specimen of a five thousand crowns banknote. Rare nowadays, as most financial transactions in Nossia are done by digital money transfer or by a QR Code payment.

Culture[edit | edit source]

"Spagheti da Galina", a chicken spaghetti, served with black pepper and lemon. Especially popular in Palco.

Culture of the Provinces[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]