Roschfallenian Monarchy

From Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia
Regent of Roschfallen

Benjamin Azoulay

StyleHis Serene Highness
Successorto be appointed
Formation28 January 2014 (foundation of the monarchy)
ResidenceRoyal Palace, Baltar

The monarchy of Roschfallen is at the core of Roschfallen's unitary structure under a constitutional autocracy. It is a absolute monarchy where the monarch (or the Regent like nowadays) is both Head of State and Head of Government. The sovereign is the personification of the Roschfallenian state and is King of Roschfallen as a matter of constitutional law. Currently, the Roschfallenian throen is vacant, but already has held by the House of Brum and the House of Degani.

History[edit | edit source]

On 28 Januray 2014, Arthur, Lord of Roschfallen established the Throne of Roschfallen, declaring the private property of his family in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro, Magé and Saquarema as an Principality independent from the Federative Republic of Brazil. An elective and absolute monarchy in the beggining, the country became a hereditary semi-parliamentary monarchy headed by the House of Brum with the Roschfallenian constitution of 2015. Following a coup d'état led by the own monarch, the country became an absolute monarchy again, first as Grand Duke and finally as King.

Eventually, the House of Brum would leave the throne to assume the throne of Ebenthal on 29 December 2019, after almost six years in power. Arthur I was succeeded by a dynast of the House of Degani, Fernando I, as King. His reign, from 29 December 2019 to the signature of the Treaty of Víden on 29 June 2021 saw the final derrocade of the Roschfallen, that was in collapse with citizens leaving, the government in a hiatus that lasted for almost two years and almost no expression in foreign affairs. Considering the lack of will of Fernando I and the still in force Ebenthali influence, an agreement was made: Fernando would abdicate to the Throne, finishing his two-year reign.

The cost of this change of sphere of influence was the independence of the Lateran State, that would eventually fall in the Ebenthali sphere of influence, while Roschfallen would join the Conference of Santiago and the Imperial Circle, with Fernando acting as Regent until the election of the new ruler. Even the territory would suffer a dramatic change - it was the first time the Nomadic Micronation Theory was used in Karno-Ruthenian affairs and, as result, the location of the kingdom changed from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo, abandoning the claims to Gros Morne, Seine Oceanic, Avalon, Iriland, Menoram and the capital, Triunphus.

The motivation behind the Karno-Ruthenian interests in Roschfallen was to secure a royal status to the family of their future Empress consort, who should have to be from noble background due the provisions of the House Law of the Karno-Ruthenian Imperial Family. However, with the prestigious union of Oscar I to Infanta Maria Isabel Haiane of the United Provinces of Mauritia, this was no longer necessary, but the treaty was already completed, leaving the throne vacant for more time then expected by all signatories and prolonging the time of Fernando in power.

Despite initial talks in order to place Archduchess Alice of Karnia in the Roschfallenian throne under the protection of Karnia-Ruthenia, Oscar I promptly dismissed the idea, since his daughter was "too young being just seven years-old" and "unaware of the responsabilities that a Crown may bring". On 20 November 2021, Fernando Degani finally left his position of Head of State, and became Protector for life of Roschfallen, a cerimonial title. The throne remained vacant, but the executive powers were vested on Benjamin Azoulay, Brazilian micronationalist with Réunion background.

On 21 February 2022, the Imperial Circle was dissolved, and Roschfallen reaquired a more autonomous foreign policy, but still close of Karnia-Ruthenia, that guaranteed its independence.

Functions[edit | edit source]

With no constitution in force and being ruled by decree of the Regent since 2021, the Roschfallenian state is legally a kingdom, but it had no king. The nation no longer retain its parliamentary system from the times of Arthur I, so the Regent retain significant influence, with the ability to ensure that laws passed would conform to his political preferences.

List of Heads of State[edit | edit source]

No. Name Portrait Arms Reign Era
Reign duration
House Title
I Arthur I
28 January
29 December
Arthurian era House of Brum King of Roschfallen, Prince Imperial of Schneeblutig
First Grand Duke, Prince, Lord and King of Roschfallen. Third Prince Imperial of Schneeblutig and nineth Hereditary Baron of Roches. The main author the constitution of Roschfallen and Schneeblutig.
II Fernando I
29 December
20 November
Fernandine era House of Degani King, Regent and Protector of Roschfallen
Second King of Roschfallen. Dethroned due the terms of the Treaty of Víden, retained the power as regent until 20 November 2021 when assumed the cerimonial title of Protector of Roschfallen. Before assumed the throne, was the High Inquisitor of Roschfallen.
III Benjamin Azoulay
20 November
present Regency era House of Azoulay Regent of Roschfallen
Third Head of State of Roschfallen, the first non-royal.

Arms and symbols[edit | edit source]

Titles[edit | edit source]

The use of a full style for the King of Roschfallen changed during the time.

Arthur I[edit | edit source]

By Right of Acclamation, His Serene Majesty Arthur, the first of his name, King of the lands of Roschfallen, Hereditary Baron of Roches, Baron of Sealand, Marquis of the Water Valley.

Fernando I[edit | edit source]

His Serene Majesty, Fernando, the first of his name, King of Roschfallen.

See also[edit | edit source]