Kingdom of Ruthenia
Reino da Rutênia
"Nós Venceremos a Inveja com a Ajuda de Deus!"
|Capital city||Alto da Solidão|
|Largest city||Santa Cruz|
|Official language(s)||Portuguese, English|
|Official religion(s)||Catholic Apostholic Roman|
|Government||Absolute Hereditary Monarchy|
|- King of Ruthenia||Oscar, King of Ruthenia|
|- President of General Assembly||Peter II, Duke Palatine of Santa Cruz|
|Legislature||General Assembly of Ruthenia|
|- Type||- unicameral|
|Established||19 November 2014|
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Ruthenia, officially the Kingdom of Ruthenia, is a Micronation in South America. Ruthenia is a Hereditary Monarchy of originally three states. The capital city is Alto da Solidão. Founded in 2014, the kingdom's territory is formed by farms acquired by the current king and his father. The capital was established at the largest of them all, called Alto da Solidão. The other territories are known as St. Stephen Land and Land of Saints Peter and Paul. Ruthenia is a predominantly an agrarian country, with large productive land, intended for planting grain and raising cattle for slaughter. Nevertheless, most of the members of the Royal Family lives abroad by reason of their careers and studies.
The first settlements gave the first half of the XVIII century, when the arrival of the Royal Family of Portugal in Brazil. With the fall of Napoleon and the return of the Braganza Dinasty to Portugal, the House of Thomaz-Rocha decided to remain in the region, once established power and prestige among the locals.
From this moment on, the "ruling family" of Ruthenia ignored the government and wielded their control, not being contested by any authority and getting more "subjects" they ruled. Until their independence, Ruthenia was a de jure state and keep that status until 2014, when after nearly two centuries of uninterrupted exercise of power in the region, a major step was taken. Ari I, an heir who never used his title, abdicated the de jure right he possessed and allowed his son, Oscar I, to establish the Throne of Ruthenia, being hailed on 19 November.
The next day, the flag and the national coat of arms, the royal title, the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior, Finance and the Royal Household, Defence and Immigration were established, and religious freedom in the kingdom was granted.
In the early hours of 21 November, the Kingdom of Acrin was the first nation to recognize Ruthenia, followed by German Reich of Mednyi and People's Republic of Hashima. On 22 November, the Kingdom of Wiltogo estabilish formal recognition between the kingdoms.
The national policy is centered on two main figures: the king, who holds powers of interference in the branches of the Legislature and the Judiciary, he is the Executive Branch. The legislature comes from the General Assembly, which is composed of representatives of noble families and others appointed by His Majesty. The approved draft law must be ratified by His Majesty and only then acquire executive power. It is a hereditary monarchy absolutist pro-tempore, since the General Assembly has received orders from the king to the creation of a constitution that most likely will limit his powers.
Branches of government
Ruthenia is a micronations under a Absolute Monarchy with a Hereditary Monarch and a Unicameral Parliament, the General Assembly of Ruthenia. The Executive Branch consisted of an Council of State that could be convoked by the King and presided by him and His Majesty's Own Cabinet.
The Legislative Branch is made up of the General Assembly, represented by the member of noble families of the kingdom or apointed representatives by the King.
The kingdom is organizationally composed in the form of three states in a centralized administration.
States was to be integrated by adjacent land with common history and culture. This territorial organization, based on expansionist expectations, meant the annexation of an entire farm. All the states are submiss to the control of the capital, don't holding legislative and executive autonomy. The constituent states are Alto da Solidão, which is also the capital, Land of St. Stephen, which the largest state and the Land of St. Peter and St. Paul.
Since the foundation of the Kingdom, they expand and establish a great number of treaties and recognition terms with several micronations. In the early hours of 21 November, the Kingdom of Acrin was the first nation to recognize Ruthenia, followed by German Reich of Mednyat and People's Republic of Hashima. On 22 November, the Kingdom of Wiltogo estabilish formal recognition between the kingdoms. The next day, the Convanese Republic recognise Ruthenia.
Ruthenia estabilish himself as a friendly micronation towards the other micronations. Mutual recognition treaties, formal relations, alliances and other subjects that involves foreign relation with can be established or proposed. The list bellow shows the ruthenian foreign relations.
On 21 December 2014, after talks between the two governments, the Kingdom of Santa Cruz, a Brazilian micronation of the Lusophone sector founded in 20 January 2013, signed on the same day that the treaty of mutual recognition, an Act of Union making Santa Cruz one Duchy Palatine belonging to the Kingdom of Ruthenia. The king then and now Duke Palatine, Pedro II of Santa Cruz, became the second President of the General Assembly and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Ruthenia is recognised for 27 micronations until December 2014.
The Armed Forces of Ruthenia take as their duty to protect the kingdom, the King and his subjects and are divided into three branches: the Royal Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. Despite that, his Commander-in-Chief is the King, but is also submissive to the Minister of National Defense, who usually are the Director of Ruthenian Secret Service, also know as RSS.
Agriculture represents the largest component of GDP of the Kingdom, especially in the north. In south, Ruthenia ir bordered by São Paulo City, which is considered the "financial capital of Brazil", as it is the location for the headquarters of many major corporations and the country's most renowned banks and financial institutions. The south, the leading region of the Kingdom, is in the vanguard of the greatest cultural movements that change the habits of the Ruthenian people. The per capita income for the kingdom is about US$ 4,000.
The energy that fuels the kingdom comes from several sources. In the north, there is the power supply from generators purchased in the Brazilian market and hydropower from rivers that make the border of the kingdom. In the south, the energy is purchased from the public company that makes the power supply of the city of São Paulo.
The means of transportation that are found in the realm differ between regions. In the northern portion of the kingdom, there are buses and cars that make the public transport times exploited by the private sector from Brazil, in addition to trucks, cars, carts and tractors available by Ruthenian government for the movement of subjects between Land of St. Stephen and the Land of St. Peter and Paul. It also notes the use of small boats to transport people and cargo in the rivers that bathe the kingdom. In the south, a wide network of public transport in the city of São Paulo favors the residents of this part of the kingdom, and is the usual property of private cars. Anyway, the South Exclave is served by bus, trains, subways, taxis and still has two airports.
Geography and Resources
Ruthenia possess a cultivable area of 3.8 km², already assigned to the cultivation of grain for domestic consumption and for raising cattle for slaughter and subsequent sale, in addition to the aforementioned domestic consumption.
Ruthenia is bathed in a stream of clear water know in Brazil as "Rio Gurguéia" and "Riacho das Lages", the last one know in Ruthenia as "Água Branca" and is able to supply the place, plus there is a dam, a lake (Lake of Dead River, in English) and three wells, all intended for reservation and distribution of drinking water. Due to the high incidence of sunlight, plus the ability to generate hydroelectric power due to the stream that bathes our border to the north-northeast, we also make use of sunlight and power generators bought in Brazil.
The climate is hot and humid in the north part of the kingdom, but in the uplands it is dry with high day-time temperatures and cool nights. In the South Exclave has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate. In summer (January through March), the mean low temperature is about 17 °C (63 °F) and the mean high temperatures is near 28 °C (82 °F). In winter, temperatures tend to range between 11 and 23 °C (52 and 73 °F).
Ruthenia, with a total area of 3.8 square kilometres, is divided into three administrative regions and a autonomous region: Land of St. Stephen, Land of St. Peter and St. Paul, the Exclave South and the royal capital, Alto da Solidão. The largest part of the kingdom is located in the northern portion, and is called Land of St. Stephen. It is in this region where the capital is located, which is in practice an autonomous region called Alto da Solidão. Not far from Land of St. Stephen, is the Land of St. Peter and Paul, which are smaller and more isolated, with a vast native vegetation, which differs from St. Stephen, as the area is marked by agricultural activity. In part known as Exclave South, is a former royal residence, know as the Winter Residence, surrounded by the city of São Paulo, Brazil, which is basically a diplomatic representation of Ruthenia abroad. The General Assembly of Ruthenia is considering the possibility of transforming other properties of the royal family in territories, so as to increase the number of subjects (some living in rental homes in these properties) and also expand the actual land.
Education and Healthcare
Despite they have no schools or universities in our country, the government allows students to study in foreign territories, most of all in Brazil, and the Royal House stipends to foster university. Most jobs in Ruthenia possible for cultivation of land, livestock and other related jobs. The manpower more qualified provides services to the royal house or employ abroad. Nothing jarring reality of an agrarian country.
Still no health centers and hospitals located within national borders, but the use is made in the particular Brazilian hospitals.
Ruthenian culture retains much of European influence brought by the Royal Family. Can be verified a high and important emphasis on family, religion and traditions in general, as respect the holy days, for example. One of his strongest expressions is the typical dance usually danced in the days of Carnival and St. John's Day, in a variation of the polonaise, but in a more hectic pace seen in steps and percussion instruments. The waltz is reserved for more formal occasions, especially for the Royal Court events. Is also part of the Ruthenian Culture horse races, hunts (these currently banned by the Royal Family in respect for the environment), Masses on Sundays and festivals between June and August, dedicated to St. Anthony and St. John, among others, where it is perceived dancing around bonfires and youth presentation to find their first romantic couple, although this does not apply to younger generations.
In everyday use, Portuguese is used by the majority of the subjects. In Royal Court, the official language still the Portuguese, but the English and French has regular use, especially by the government and it is the only language used by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The official religion of Ruthenia is the Apostolic Roman Catholicism being practiced by 100% of its citizens, although it is realized that the vast majority, which includes members of the Royal Family, are not often seen during the rituals of their faith. While there is religious freedom, the traditionalism of the Ruthenian society remains strong against the expansion of new religions.
The Ruthenian cuisine is marked by the conspicuous use of meat in many of its traditional dishes. Typically, Ruthenian feed on rice accompanied by beans, quite varied green salad and meat and eggs. It is also a nice dish to Ruthenian taste the barbecue, especially beef, served with sauces or with the French bread. In southern exclave, sum up these habits to mass consumption, such as lasagna, pizza, pancakes and also the consumption of sweets such as cakes and pies, all inspired by the most European habits of the inhabitants of South Exclave.