The Principality of Paulovia was originally formed from a small area north of Naples under the protection of the Kingdom of Two Sicillies. Paulovia survived the French occupation of southern Italy and the Risorgemento led by Garibaldi, and went on to become a dynamic independent principality famous for its trading and banking. [detail and references to follow]

Recent History

In November 1997, HRH Prince Paul I asserted the rights of the Paulovian monarchy and re-established the Principality of Paulovia whilst in exile in Great Britain. In July 1998, the monarchist flag or Royal Cross was declared as the new State Flag and raised over the newly opened Paulovia International Embassy in Britain. Prior to August 2005 the principality was ruled as a private estate. However, HRH Prince Paul considered modernization was necessary to safeguard the future of Paulovia. This resulted in the promulgation of the Paulovia Constitution on 10 August 2005 establishing a constitutional monarchy and a codified government structure.&nbsp

From January 2006, Paulovia held virtual territory on the world of Micras managed by the MCS, but following changes in the management policy, Paulovia resigned from the organisation. In August 2006 Paulovia became a founder member of the Geographical Standards Organisation and held virtual territory on the world of Giess. Following a change of national policy and a return to Paulovia's founding principles, the principality resigned its membership of Giess on 29 May 2007.

Paulovia disbanded its virtual armed forces in October 2007 and returned to self-imposed isolation after reaffirming its sovereignty under Declarative Statehood. Although considered inactive by some micronations from 2007, Paulovia embarked on a constructive and philanthropic path that continues today, promoting the profile of charities and social campaigns, raising funds and supporting micro entrepreneurs in developing 'real' world nations.

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Paulovia is technically a constitutional monarchy. However, until such time that Article 2.2 of the Paulovia Constitution is activated (Act of Transfer) to migrate to a parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarchy, the principality remains in reality an absolute monarchy. The monarch rules with the advisory Great Panjandrum Council of Ministers. [detail and references to follow]

International Embassy

The Paulovia International Embassy is the portal for all government services, including Honorary Citizenship, Consulate Directory and Consul applications, University Degrees, history, flags, cultural activities and the Paulovia Philatelic Bureau. The elite chivalric Royal Order of Caritas also has its own pages on the Embassy site. [detail and references to follow]

Philatelic Bureau

The Paulovia Servizio Posta has an ongoing stamp design programme which releases at least three stamp issues and associated First Day Covers each year. The Paulovia Philatelic Bureau is responsible for the design and production programme and sales to the public. A separate store at Paulovia Stamps sells all available Paulovian philatelic items to the public. A percentage of all sales from the store is donated to charity. [detail and references to follow]

Charities & LoanAid

Paulovia actively seeks to raise funds for charity donations through Honorary Citizenships, postage stamp and First Day Cover sales and Honorary University Degrees. Selected organisations are profiled in the Embassy Charity Campaigns and funds are directed to these charities with benefactor names published alongside their donations.

Paulovia also provides development aid through microfinance organisations to entrepreneurs in developing nations throughout the world. Some of the funds directed to this programme are raised through postage stamp sales and membership of the elite chivalric Royal Order of Caritas.

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Future Plans

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