|Motto: '''Pravda vítězí
Truth prevails (English)
|Status||Constituent realm of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire|
|Ethnic groups (2017)||TBD|
|•||High Comissioner||Archduke Anton Wenzel|
|Independence from the Czech Republic|
|•||Declared||8 November 2016|
|•||Karno-Ruthenian Compromise||25 December 2016|
|HDI (2018)|| 0.878
very high · 9th
|Currency||Ruthenian Mark (RMK)|
|b.||Dual Monarchy union after the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016 signing.|
Tsechia, officially the Tsechian Federation, is a constitutional monarchy located in Europe, headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic. Founded by Anton Wenzel and Calvin Gustav on 25 December 2016, is nominally an autonomous micronation within the Karno-Ruthenian Empire. Like the other micronation founded by Wenzel, Tsechia was also founded to preserve and celebrate the tradition of the Czech monarchy under the Habsburgs, but with a more modern composition.
Etimology[edit | edit source]
Tsechia is referred to the word Czechia, the short name of the Czech Republic. The explanation for this name can be justified in the fact that the majority of the population is composed of Ethnic Czechs.
History[edit | edit source]
Foundation[edit | edit source]
Although its history goes back to the history of the Karnian Empire itself, the Tsechian Federation itself was founded on 25 December 2016, when a small portion of the territory of Karnia ruled by Anton Wenzel and the residence of Calvin Gustav were merged to create the federation. Calvin Gustav made opposition to the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016 and mitigated its activity in the Empire, without giving up micronationalism. With the permission of the Emperor-King, both created Tsechia, a member state of Karnia-Ruthenia, but without Oscar I as head of state.
Antonian Revolution[edit | edit source]
On 09 April, the Regent of Tsechian Federation met the Grand Duke of Svalonia to discuss matters of national importance. The meeting on 09 April had been rescheduled several times for obscure reasons which demonstrate obvious lack of interest in the management of the State. Once the meeting was held, the matters that would be dealt with were the election of the King of Tsechia, the establishment of a less confused territorial division, the creation of a regional constitution, discussion on the need to maintain our own armed forces rather than the Imperial and Royal Armed Forces, creation of a national order and possible list of personalities to be awarded, discussion of necessary regional laws to be submitted to the Emperor and effective separation of the powers of the State, with the transfer of the Judiciary Power of Tsechia to the Ministry of Justice and to the Court of Justice.
In view of the hypotheses presented, the Grand Duke of Svalonia presented the following suggestions: acclaim the Grand Duke of Svalonia as King of Tsechia, since "he alone did not have a state of his own and was the real responsible for the creation of the federation", transform the federation into a unitary and centralized state, transform the Duchy of Taschen into a region administered directly by the King of Tsechia and revoke the title granted to His Imperial Majesty by Executive Decree no. 001/17, adopt an amended edition of the Czechoslovak Constitution of 1920 as national constitution, maintain the armed forces envisioned during the creation of the Federation and the establishment of an absolute monarchy.
By the total disagreement between the parties, both consulted Baron Taünn to decide the future of Tsechian State. Supporting the Regent's repudiation of the subversive and treacherous ideas of the Grand Duke of Svalonia, the meeting was closed at dawn on 10 April. Throughout the 10 and 11 April, no conversation or message between the parties was exchanged, generating deep anguish in the Regent and the Baron over the ideas presented by the Grand Duke. At noon on 12 April, the Grand Duke of Svalonia sent simultaneous text messages to the Regent and the Baron with the following content: "Your Grace has 24 hours to decide to support Tsechia's new independent government. The King awaits your answers."
Facing the betrayal of Calvin Gustav, the Regent and Baron Taünn hurried to stand before the Emperor-King. They exposed Gustav's plans publicly and putting the division of government in focus. During the days that followed, the Emperor-King reviewed the Tsechian loyalist petition and tried to contact the Grand Duke of Slavonia to enter into an agreement, without success.
Meanwhile, in Tsechia, the friendly relationship between the parties deteriorated, causing Calvin Gustav to leave Tsechian territory on 16 April, where he would not return. On 21 April, the Emperor pronounced himself by Imperial Decree n. 085/2017, responding mainly in an affirmative way to the occurrence and putting an end to the revolution.
With little collateral damage and no change in the daily life of the Empire, Gustav's attempt to declare independence failed by sheer lack of adherence to his plans and unknown figure, but also demonstrated the confidence of the citizens in the imperial government, which, acting with leniency, was much less harsh than expected and, in part contradicting the claims of the Tsechian government, maintained its civil rights and citizenship.
National colors and symbols[edit | edit source]
Government and politics[edit | edit source]
With Calvin Gustav's demand that there should be no specific Head of State for Tsechia (since the Emperor-King would represent them if needed), the head of government was divided between the Regent, who possesses the powers of a King and also accumulated the function of head of the judiciary and the Protector, who is the head of legislative power. The original idea was to create an "Authoritarian regency", but Oscar I refused the idea, once he considered the idea a violation of the Imperial Constitution.
Nevertheless, the rule of the Regent and the Protector possess characteristics that could be construed a dictatorship. As a counterpoint, their powers were limited by the Constitution. The succession after their death or abdication was never officially established; presumably the Parliament would select a new regent or protector, or possibly attempt to offer the crown to the Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia, who was made Duke of Taschen, one of the two noble titles within the monarchy; the other title is of Grand Duke of Svalonia, the hereditary of the Protector.
After the Antonian Revolution, Calvin Gustav was deposed, Oscar I assumed the throne in personal union with Karnia-Ruthenia and Anton Wenzel assumed the title of High Comissioner, an equivalent for regional Prime Minister.
Administrative divisions[edit | edit source]
Since its foundation, Tsechia has been divided into six states divided between three regions. After the Antonian Revolution, Tsechia was divided between only two regions.
National holidays[edit | edit source]
|New Year's Day||1 January||The first day of the Gregorian year.|
|Easter Day||Between 22 March and 25 April||Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus.|
|Armistice Day||11 November||Commemoration of the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany and also in commemoration of both living and dead soldiers who served in any conflict.|
|Christmas Day||25 December||Traditional commemoration of the birth of Jesus.|
|New Year's Eve||31 December||The final day of the Gregorian year; Saint Sylvester's Day.|