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Empire and Kingdom of Austro-Bulgarian Hungermany
"Out of one, many"
"Brandenburg is Light"
Map of the Republic of Malvaria
|Official language(s)||English, German, Hungarian, Bulgarian|
|Government||Imperial absolute leadership of a collection of republics|
|- Emperor-King||Karl Brandenburg|
|- Royal President||Günther Albrecht|
|- Type||- One-house Parliamentary system|
|- Last election||- Never|
|Established||10 December 2014|
|Disestablished||24 May 2015|
|Area claimed||Approximately 2 acres|
|Population||14 (at greatest extent)|
|Currency||Brandenburg Ruble (ℬ)|
|National sport||Football (soccer), ice hockey, curling, squash|
|National dish||Bratwurst, Cookies|
|National drink||Craft Beer|
The Empire and Kingdom of Austro-Bulgarian Hungermany, known officially as The Empire and Kingdom of the Regional Republics of the Austro-Bulgarian State and the National District of Hungermany, was a former sovereign nation-state comprised of two federal republics and ten provisional republics led under the crown of the Emperor-King, Karl Brandenburg, until its dissolution on 24 May 2015.
Brandenburg created the republic in association with Vladimir Valentinovich Veselovsky, Supreme Dictator of the Provisional Territories of the F.A.R.T. Veselovsky granted Brandenburg the right to establish his empire in what was Austro-Bulgarian Hungermany's claimed land.
The ABHG controlled two republics located in North America. It laid provisional, symbolic claims to a large expanse of Europe (territories which made up the remaining ten republics), although no plans existed to encapsulate those lands.
On 24 May 2015, a treaty was signed which entered the micronation into free association with the Provisional Territories of the F.A.R.T. as the Protectorate of Austro-Bulgarian Hungermany, a state, thereby ending its independence.
The name "Austro-Bulgarian Hungermany" comes from four of the eleven European nations of which the imperial government has claimed. These are Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Germany. While the prefix "the" does not officially precede the name "Austro-Bulgarian Hungermany," it is commonly used in colloquial language, most likely because of the "the" which comes in the long name (...the Austro-Bulgarian State and the National District of Hungermany).
The ABHG was called an "Empire and Kingdom" partially because the rulers could not decide which one they wanted to rule as, and partially because this was the name bestowed upon the nation by Veselovsky when he helped Brandenburg establish the nation.
The Empire and Kingdom of Austro-Bulgarian Hungermany was unofficially founded in June 2014 as an entity called "The Dycouvious Republic." The Dycouvious Republic encompassed the territory of what is now the Republic of Malvaria. It was a constitutional monarchy, with Karl Brandenburg as the King. The territory was then divided into four subdivisions: The Eastern Province, Central Province, Western Province, and the Far-Eastern Territory. The seat of government was an autonomous château called the Brandenburgian Estate. The unofficial Dycouvious Republic primarily exported herbs and potatoes, and was mildly self-suffiecient, despite some strange laws (citizens were made to wear boat shoes on royal holidays).
The Dycouvious Republic collapsed in October 2014 after a peaceful coup d'état. A provisional military junta was put in place, and in the meantime Karl Brandenburg was approached by Supreme Dictator and Exalted Overlord Vladimir Valentinovich Veselovsky of the F.A.R.T. Veselovsky granted Brandenburg a provisional grouping of territories in central Europe, the states which have now become the present-day republics. The F.A.R.T. claimed several bordering territories, but Veselovsky and Brandenburg establshed the ABHG as an independent union.
On December 10, 2014, Brandenberg returned to the now-collapsed Dycouvian state, overthrew the military junta, and took power as the Emperor-King of the Empire and Kingdom of Austro-Bulgarian Hungermany. The Brandenburgian Estate was renamed to The Imperial Palace and Seat of Government of the Emperor King and Brandenburgian Estate. One day later, Brandenburg appointed Günther Albrecht as Royal President.
On 17 February 2015, a second republic was added, the Semi-Autonomous Republic of Omastadt.
On 24 May 2015, a treaty was signed between Supreme Dictator Vladimir Veselovsky of the F.A.R.T. and Emperor-King Karl Brandenburg, solidifying the annexation of the territory of the Republic of Malvaria into the F.A.R.T. as the Protectorate of the Austro-Bulgarian Hungermany. The Republic of Omastadt was returned to the California Republic.
Government & Politics
The top tier of government was the Emperor-King, a position held by Karl Brandenburg. The Emperor-King served as the supreme head of state, and ultimately controlled all extra-republican affairs. The head of government was the Royal President, an official appointed by the Emperor-King to advise him on important legislative matters. This position was held by Günther Albrecht.
In theory, the government was run by an official constitution, The Official Declaration of the Provisional Imperial Charter of Rights and Freedoms of All Citizens of Our Glorious Empire and Kingdom of Austro-Bulgarian Hungermany, however, the first amendment of this constitution is, "If all other legal or judicial methods are exhausted, the Emperor-King's will shall be the deciding factor in those matters." This effectively gave the Emperor-King absolute power.
The legislative branch was a 250-seat one-house parliament called the Imperial Estate. For its entire existence, the Imperial Estate had only 6 members due to the nation's small population. Each republic designated a proportional amount of representatives to vote for the good of the people. Of course, all representatives were registered members of the Imperial Party, but the Emperor-King assured that "all elections are fair and equal."No elections were ever held in the ABHG during its history.
On the local scale, each Republic could hold its own elections for either a Prime Minister (in the case of Parliamentary Republics) or President (Federal Republics). In the case of semi-constitutional republics, Chancellors could have been elected. These 11 leaders served on a Council of Affairs, which met at the Emperor-Kings discretion to decide important matters if need be.
In order to "maintain the interests of a strong and peaceful empire," the Imperial Estate appointed a "Governing Attendant" to each republic in order to carry out the Emperors orders on a local scale. In peacetime, the Governing Attendants were to submit proposals through their republic's legislative house, but in times of war the Emperor had the power to grant the Governing Attendants absolute power for a limited amount of time.
Austro-Bulgarian Hungermany was a single party state at the Imperial level. All Imperial councillors, republican presidents, prime ministers, chancellors and Governing Attendants were required to be registered members of the Imperial Party of ABHG. The Party was run by an oligarchic committee called the State Directorate. The State Directorate contained the Emperor-King and Royal President as well as seven directors (four appointed by Emperor-King, three by the Royal President). This Directorate controlled internal aspects of the Imperial Party such as membership requirements, and it orchestrated national elections.
Within the individual republics, multiple parties were allowed to exist, provided they "do not pose a threat to the sanctity of the united Empire" (Brandenburg, 2014) and were granted permits of approval by the Imperial Council. An example of this was the Liberal-Social-Democratic Party in the Republic of Omastadt.
The government espoused an official ideology called Socio-Authoritarian Communist Nationalism. Prior to 6 March 2015 the ideology was called Socio-Communist National Fascism, but the Imperial Government edited its positions to remove elements of fascism from its policies. This ideology extolled the ideals of fraternity, equality, nationalism, authoritarianism, and service to the state and Emperor-King. At the time of its annexation into the F.A.R.T., Karl Brandenburg is reported to have said that he had "truly embraced the joy of communism."
Law & Order
Law was generally placed in the hands of the local municipalities, and each republic had the right to establish its own high court. Most criminal punishment was carried out by either a fine or summary execution. Guilt of a crime was determined by a General Jury of six citizens, but the Emperor-King's opinion ultimately remained the deciding factor. The Supreme Court of Liberty, Justice and Prosperity was the official legal body that represented extra-republic affairs. This court, which served as a de facto imperial tribunal, typically ruled on the following matters:
1. Crimes against the Emperor-King: simulated summary execution by firing squad
2. Crimes against the state (treason, attack of Imperial Estate or Royal President): simulated summary execution
3. Crimes against peace and prosperity (tax evasion, draft dodging): usually simulated execution but bribes are accepted
3. Crimes against the Civil Constitution (free speech, capitalism): hefty fine
However, the Emperor-King had the right to summon any court case to the Supreme Court in order to deliver his own verdict.
There are three tiers of police in the ABHG:
1. Imperial Police (Secret Police, Royal Armed Police, Imperial Armed Police, Cultural Safety Administration)
2. Provincial Police (police forces of the governments of Republics)
3. Municipal Police (local police departments)
Austro-Bulgarian Hungermany's prime military force went by the name of The Righteous and Noble Organization for the Protection and Betterment of Austro-Bulgarian Hungermany, the Imperial Armed Forces. More commonly known as simply the Imperial Armed Forces, the military was divided into three branches:
1. Imperial Army (a unit of 3 foot-soldiers and approximately 30 small arms)
2. Imperial Navy (one wooden dinghy, currently not seaworthy)
3. Special Provisional Marines (elite special forces task force of 2 individuals)
The Imperial Armed Forces was led by the Minister and Judicial Grand General and Officer of War and Combat, a position that is currently shared by the Emperor-King and Royal President since elections are yet to be held. Each branch was led by a Commander-General, who could then divide his or her branch into Corps or Platoons. The total firepower vested in the military currently came in the form of approximately 23 airsoft guns, five Nerf guns, and two knives.
The Special Provisional Marines was unique in that it works directly with the Emperor-King in a special partnership. Thus, the Special Provisional Marines and the Secret Police shared a close relationship, working together to "ensure peace, prosperity, and happiness throughout our nation" (Brandenburg).
Religion & Ideology
The Empire and Kingdom of Austro-Bulgarian Hungermany was a secular nation. No religion was ever given preference over another, but religious practice may have been subjugated if it is deemed "contrary to the Empire, state, or Emperor-King's will."
However, the government did espouse a particular philosophical ideology: Socio-Authoritarian Communist Nationalism. The tenets of this ideology were best summarized in the oath that all official Imperial Party members took:
"I am a socialist because I distrust capitalism. I am a communist because I care for my fellow man. I am a nationalist because I care for my country. And I am an authoritarian because I support my Emperor-King and my government. Above all, I am an Imperial Party member and a proud citizen of the Empire and Kingdom of Austro-Bulgarian Hungermany."
The ideology served as a key tool for cultural and political behaviours in the ABHG.
Until 6 March 2015, this ideology was known as Socio-Communist National Fascism, but the State Directorate deemed the use of fascism in the government's ideology to be contrary to its actual positions, with the concept of authoritarianism being more suitable.
Austro-Bulgarian Hungermany had established recognition and diplomacy with one other micronation, the Provisional Territories of the F.A.R.T. The nations enjoyed a peaceful coexistence, ultimately culminating in the ABHG becoming a state of the F.A.R.T.
The ABHG recognized all United Nations member states and observer states as sovereign and legitimate, with the exceptions of Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Netherlands, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, and Belgium due to their being a part of the ABHG's provisional unofficial claim. It did recognize the Czech Republic and Ukraine since only parts of those territories were within the provisional claim. In addition to U.N. states, the ABHG recognized the non-U.N. member states of Taiwan, Kosovo, Niue, the Cook Islands, and the Provisional Territories of the F.A.R.T.
The United States never attempted to reclaim the ABHG's Southern California territory. However, a statement by the Imperial government claimed that U.S. officials send military scouts into ABHG disguised in trucks labeled "USPS" nearly every day. No conflict ever erupted.
The ABHG never attempted to join the United Nations, but it claimed it was likely to do so should the political, economic, social, cultural, and territorial situation have become more solidified and stable.
Transportation & Infrastructure
The territories in which the Imperial government held power are the Republic of Malvaria, a non-autonomous republic governed directly by the Emperor-King and Royal President, and the Republic of Omastadt, a semi-autonomous presidential republic. The other 10 republics and one territory were provisional, symbolic claims, and were never directly controlled.
The Republic of Malvaria incorporated four industrial-grade buildings. The nation had an extensive public transportation system of two automobiles and three bicycles, and public transportation was free for all imperially-loyal citizens. There was also a free state-run delivery system, which covered the approximate 60 m (200 ft) between the capital city and the capital of the most distant province in Malvaria. The Rep. of Omastadt had one building and one automobile.
The ABHG had three paved roads during its existence (Brandenburg Road and Imperial Road in Malvaria, as well as Omastadt Drive), as well as one dirt road (Communo-Fascist Road in Malvaria).
Geography & Climate
The ABHG claimed a territory of approximately 2.5 acres in the Southern California region. Part of this territory served as the Republic of Malvaria, with the city of Bradesburg as the republic and nation's capital. Also added was the Republic of Omastadt. The climate nationwide was classified as Mediterranean, with average summer daytime highs of 24-27 degrees Celsius (75-80 F), and average winter nighttime lows of 10 degrees Celsius (50 F). However, temperatures were known to reach over 37 degrees Celsius (100 F) and dip below 5 degrees Celsius (40 F) on uncommon occasions. Both constituent republics were located entirely within a coastal chaparral biome.
Along with this territory, the ABHG's provisional claim encompassed a band of central and southern Europe, evening out the other ten republics. These included the symbolic Republic of Deutschland (Germany), Republic of Niederlande (Netherlands), Federal State of Belgien (Belgium), Republic of Tschechisch (part of Czech Rep.), Grand Republic of Österreich (Austria), Parliamentary Republic of Ungarn (Hungary), Republic of Slowakei (Slovakia), Republic of Rumänien (Romania), Provincial Rep. of Bulgarien (Bulgaria), and the Republic of Dänemark (Denmark). Also provisionally claimed was the Ukrainian Provisional District, an imperially administrated territory to be used for mining and weapons tests. If the ABHG ever succeeded in claiming these lands, geographic and climatic diversity would have vary significantly.
These claims were strictly provisional and unofficial, and the ABHG did not ever control them directly.
|Republic of Malvaria||Karl Brandenburg (IP)||Imperially-administered republic||5-14|
|Republic of Omastadt||Gail Brandenburg (IP)||Semi-autonomous presidential republic||2|
|Republic of Deutschland||Chancellor||Semi-constitutional semi-autonomous republic||83,251,851|
|Republic of Niederlande||Prime Minister||Parliamentary republic||16,318,199|
|Federal State of Belgien||President||Presidential republic||11,007,000|
|Republic of Tschechisch||President||Partial federal republic||Not yet determined|
|Grand Republic of Österreich||Lord Chancellor||Semi-constitutional semi-autonomous republic||8,169,929|
|Parliamentary Republic of Ungarn||Prime Minister||Parliamentary semi-autonomous republic||10,075,034|
|Republic of Slowakei||Prime Minister||Parliamentary republic||5,422,366|
|Republic of Rumänien||President-Governor||Presidential republic||21,698,181|
|Provincial Republic of Bulgarien||President-Duke||Provincially-administered republic||7,621,337|
|Republic of Dänemark||Prime Minister||Parliamentary republic||5,564,219|
|Ukrainian Provisional District||Governing Attendant||Imperially-administered territory||Not yet determined|
Most cultural traditions were unique to each individual republic. However, the Emperor-King did have some discretion over cultural policies. For example, both the National and Imperial anthems came pre-installed on any cellular phone purchased in Austro-Bulgarian Hungermany.
The official languages of the nation were English, German, Bulgarian, and Hungarian. The German, Bulgarian, and Hungarian languages were official because they are represented in the name of the nation. English was also added because it was the preferred language of the Emperor-King. The other official languages would have been spoken in the millions in the event of the addition of the provisional republics.
Food was endemic to the republics, with the Rep. of Malvaria having been a melting pot of cuisine. Popular dishes included Malvarian chili, various pastas, and frozen pizza. The national foods were cookies and the German staple bratwurst, while the national drink was craft beer. However, the de facto national beverage was iced tea since it was the most widely consumed.