Principality of Imvrassia
|Official religion(s)||Greek Orthodox Christianity|
|Government||Federal Constitutional Monarchy|
|- Head of State||Prince and Despot of Imvrassia|
|- Head of Government||Federal Prime Minister|
|- Administrative Division||Princely Territories(Duchies and Counties), Federated Territories(Provinces and States)|
|Legislature||The Prince and the Federal Council of Ministers|
|Established||11 May 2011|
|Area claimed||18.828 sq.m in different regions in Hellas.|
|Population||34: Resident and honorary citizens.|
|Time zone||GMT +2|
Imvrassia, officially the Principality of Imvrassia is a modern Hellenic micronation wich was founded on 11 May 2011. The sovereignty of Imvrassia extends over natural terrain, such as houses and land plots in different regions in Hellas (Greece).
With inspiration and creativity from ancient Hellenic (Greek) and Roman history, the foundation and independence of Imvrassia proclaimed on 11 May 2011 by the first Monarch and Head of State, Prince Aggelos A'. On this day the declaration of independence of Imvrassia was published and announced the establishment of the new state, which was organized as a Principality. From 15 December 2013, Imvrassia is the only independent Hellenic micronation, after the accession of Mouzilo into the Ashukov Federation.
The Monarch and the Government of Imvrassia considers as an axiom and a principle, that Imvrassia continues the Roman imperial political tradition and considers the Imvrassian State successor of the Roman Empire. This view is based on facts such as that Imvrassia's declaration of independence held on 11th of May, the same day as Constantinople was declared the new capital of the Roman Empire, that is a micronation whose sovereignty extends in regions of the Eastern Roman Empire, the official language is Hellenic (Greek), ie the language spoken by its inhabitants as well as those in the Eastern Roman Empire and finally by the monarchical regime. Especially for the Monarch, has chosen the titles of Prince and Despot. The first title bearing in mind the Latin origin of the word Princeps, that wants the Head of State to be the first among citizens and the second title, the Despot, is an appellation for the Roman emperors and is a form of address indicating respect. However, the Monarch and the Government of Imvrassia has not adopted imperial titles, although for a long time Imvrassia is the only micronation in the old Roman East to claim political succession of the Roman Empire.
Government & Constitutional Framework
The political history of Imvrassia divided until today into two periods. The first begins with the establishment of the State in May 2011 and ending in October 2013 when it was transformed from a unitary into a federal state. The second period begins on 05 October 2013 and lasts even.
As a Unitary State
The first Constitution of the Principality was published and came into force on 16 May 2011 and a year later on 31 May 2012, took place the first revision of the constitution. At this time the Head of Government was the Minister of State and was formed a total of two governments. The first government was from 16 May 2011 to 31 May 2012 led by Marquise Kleio. The second government led by Princess Aikaterini, from 31 May 2012 to 31 August 2012 and from 10 December 2012 to 15 January 2013. The period from 31 August 2012 until 10 December 2012 the office of the Minister of State had been temporarily removed. On 15 January 2013 the Prince with a series of decrees, partly revised the constitution and gathered all the executive power in his hands and the office of the Minister of State had been removed once again.
As a Federal State
Since 05 October 2013, a new chapter began in the history of Imvrassia. The Prince suggested a federal structure for the state and the Principality was organized as a Federal Constitutional Monarchy. The purpose of this constitutional change was associate the monarchy with democracy, with a view to promote more interest of the citizens on the political life of the country. Since then has formed three cabinets. The first government was led by Princess Aikaterini as Federal Prime Minister, from 05 October 2013 until 20 May 2014. The second government was led by the then Grand Duke Stamatios(promotion to Magistros on 03 October 2015) as Federal Prime Minister from 20 May 2014 until 21 November 2015. The third government was formed on 21 November 2015 by Zoste patrikia Panagiota as Federal Prime Minister and continues. The current Constitution is in effect from 05 October 2013. Head of State is the Prince and he appoints the Federal Prime Minister, who is the Head of the Federal Government. The Legislative power is exercised by the Prince and the Federal Council of Ministers. The Federal Government is composed of, a) the Federal Prime Minister, b) Federal Ministers and c) Ministers without portfolio.
The official language is the Hellenic (Greek) language. For diplomatic use, however, the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs uses the English language.
Since 05 October 2013, the Principality adopted a federal structure as a Federal Constitutional Monarchy. Under the current constitution, the Principality of Imvrassia is an independent, federal and sovereign state, derived from the free and permanent union of its member states. After the revision of the Constitution of 04 July 2015, the member states of the Principality of Imvrassia consist of the Princely Territories named the Lands of the Crown, which are organized into Duchies and Counties and the Federated Territories, which are organized into Provinces, States and Autonomous states. Each member-state can be divided into themes and by decision of the Governor-General, the Duke or the Count can be appoint for each Theme a governor.
The executive power of member-states, which they are organized as Provinces, States or Autonomous states, is exercised in name of the Prince by the Governor-General. Also the Prince may appoint a representative with the title of Viceroy of the Province or the State or the Autonomous state. In States and Autonomous states there can be an advisory body of citizens who exercise legislative authority called the House of Representatives and furthermore an Autonomous state has full control on most matters except defense and foreign affairs. The Duchies or Counties are ruled by members of the Princely House having the title of Duke/Duchess or Count/Countess. Justice and Education are in the responsibility of the member states.
Nobility & Citizenship
The Prince has the right to confer titles of nobility to citizens of the Principality, as well as citizens of other states who support the Principality and its purposes. The titles of nobility conferred on residents of the Principality, permanent or not, are as follows: a. Grand Duke or Grand Duchess of Imvrassia, b. Marquis or Marquise of Imvrassia, c. Count or Countess of Imvrassia and d. Baron or Baroness of Imvrassia. Friends Heads of State and their officials, the Principality awards the following titles: a. Grand Duke or Grand Duchess of Imvrassia (Heads of State), b. Count or Countess of Imvrassia (Officials of other states), c. Baron or Baroness of Imvrassia (freeman - ambassadors). The Principality of Imvrassia accept new citizens and awards them, if they wish, the title of Baron or Baroness. If they do not want a title of nobility, they merely request citizenship and participate in the public life of the Principality.
The ministry which is responsible for the foreign relations of the Principality, is the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As a basic principle for diplomatic relations, the Principality has the respect of the cultural and political differences between the micronations. Also the Principality recognizes the independence and sovereignty of each State, which signs a treaty of friendship and mutual recognition. Anyone who wants to come in contact with the Principality can send e-mail to:email@example.com
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