Republic of The Kingdom of Loquntia
Republikk uf Königsländ Lokuntija
República del Reino de Locuntia
"Frehe ih dieþ"
(Norling: Free in death)
"Dios e mio derecho"
(Old Spanish: God and my right)
"God Save The King"
"The Liberty Bell" - John Philip Sousa
|North America |
|Capital city||Liberty City, Principality of Norling|
|Largest city||St. Peter (Disputed)|
|Official language(s)||English, Norling, Spanish|
|Official religion(s)||Christianity, Cherokee Spiritualism, Agnosticism|
|- His Majesty The King||HRH King John I|
|- Prime Minister||Dep. Sir Kyle Stötzel Novian Johnson (Elected)|
|Legislature||His Majesty's Royal Parliament|
|- Type||- Bicameral|
|- Number of seats||- 10|
|- Last election||- November 17, 2014|
|Established||January 21, 2012 (Loquntia Day)|
|Area claimed||~390 sq. ft. (Sovereign)|
|Population||30 (2015 Estimation)|
|Currency||Loquntian Crown (₰), U.S. Dollar ($)|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time (UTC+6 Sierra)|
|National dish||Chicken Fried Bacon|
|National drink||Black Coffee, Prince of Wales Tea, Dandelion & Burdock|
|National animal||Yellow Naped Amazon Parrot|
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The Republic of the Kingdom of Loquntia (or simply: The Kingdom of Loquntia is a micronation founded in 2012 by its current king, HRH King John L.R.&.Esq.. It was founded on the pretense that it would be "Rightfully damn pretty"
Originally named after the failed constructed language "Loqunta", Loquntia was founded as a simple dictatorship and has since developed into a constitutional monarchy.
The Archaic Era
Originally founded in an 8th-grade classroom, it was founded as a dictatorship without a constitution, and without a unified code of law.
The Constitutional Dictatorship
After The Crown of Loquntia issued marriages and entitled citizens under the crown, The Crown eventually chartered its national archives system, The Library of Blue Ink. During a dormant state, all archives were lost, among which was The Grand Book of Public Record, numerous court cases, and the only 3 surviving dictionaries of the original national language, Loqunta.
The Purge Act of 2014
The Purge Act refers to a battery of measures taken by the Crown to restore lost archives. The Minister of Public Records was forcibly removed from his duty and his citizenship was one of many revoked. Then, an election was held in which people voted for their representatives in parliament.
The Constitutional Monarchy
Following the Purge Act of 2014, HM King John I went on to draft a constitution which, much like that of the United States of America, guarantees each citizen a set of rights and pillars the government on three branches, the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative, respectively. The Modern Republic of the Kingdom of Loquntia refers to the Crown of Loquntia, and the Principality of Norling.
The Crown of Loquntia, in addition to conducting and granting Christian marriages, also issues knighthoods, lordships, honors, and two honours in law, one being the Royal Doctorate and Esquire [L.R.&.Esq.] and the Royal Doctorate Legal Minor [L.R.LL.m.]. Also, there are titular positions based on merit, such as knighthoods, lordships, among others, each with its own special entitlements.
Currently the land claimed by The Republic of The Kingdom of Loquntia constitutes a Military Encampment 0-30 in The United States of America which is part of the administrative area of the Principality of Norling. It has been planned that The Royal Military will claim more territory either through invasion or by willful amnesty.
The Royal Army has not enlisted soldiers for three and a half years; the current administration is undergoing reconstruction.
The naval fleet is currently undergoing a change in its administration as well. Sir Kyle is the current First Fleet Admiral Of The Navy. The navy is to be conducted by the house of Norling under consent of The King.
HM Special Police
The Loquntian Special Police are a group of armed personnel who work as metropolitan police when necessary. The typical job of policing is carried out by citizens and not a unified police force. The main purpose of the HMSP is as bailiffs for the Supreme Court system.
All three of the national languages are documented and regulated by the Library of Blue Ink (though there is a strong stigma against the regulation of language).
Although the official language of Loquntia is Norling (Heathish), it is not as popular as English and Spanish and is therefore mainly ceremonial. It is sometimes heard in "Henglish", a mixture of both English and Norling vocabulary and nuances (e.g. "Ig mökeg fel þva jä are not listening to me."). Being employed primarily for formal code-switching, no national laws are written in Norling.
Loquntian English (often referred to as Cavalier) is the most predominantly-spoken language in Loquntia. It descends from the dialect of English spoken in the Southern United States but all spellings are reminiscent of British English.
The Spanish Language spoken in Loquntia is reminiscent of Latin American Spanish, except for its lacking the pronoun vós, among few other distinguishing features.
The official currency in Loquntia, though legally defined as the Crown, terms such as the "Pontø", the "Kron" and "Corona" are still used, although it is one single currency. The Loquntian Crown uses the German Pfennig symbol (₰) and each unit is equivalent to the value of a Troy Ounce of silver. In 2012 the government began issuing 1 Pontø notes in 2012 that featured no image or decorative/forensic marks, only text and a signature from the king. These first notes are still legal tender but are being pulled from circulation due to their historical value.
During the presidency of Sir Kyle, as the Prime Minister, stamps were issued each valuing either ₰0.01 or ₰0.02, in addition to stamps being used to declare customs payment. Currently all postal operations are carried out by private couriers.
Immigration and Passports
All passports issued by The Crown have been revoked as of January 1st, 2014 according to the Purge Act. "World Citizens" as defined by the United Nations Assembly Adopted Resolution 214A (III) who have a world passport issued by the World Service Authority will not be issued a visa with such a passport. Currently passports are being issued to all Loquntian citizens upon request for a fee of ₰1.00 (approximately $15-20 USD or £10 GBP).
Immigration requires an application system in which persons applying must fit a set of criteria. Citizenship forms are available on the government website. Special accommodations for immigration are available for religious and political refugees from the Islamic State of Iraq and The Levant, The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, among others. Dual citizenships are granted for citizens of The United States, The United Kingdom, and other micronations specified the Classification of Persons Act.
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A bill has been drafted declaring that Loquntians will use grounded 120 V/60 Hz NEMA grounded alternating-current power outlets and systems, in the style of that in the United States; as well as the 120 V DC Edison Screw (ES) system for direct current.
Weights and Measures
A bill has been drafted declaring that Loquntians will use the Imperial British system of weights and measures.
Public Broadcast State Media has announced that a football (American soccer) team is being developed as of January 31, 2015.
The House of LordsBelow are the Lords Spiritual and Appointed in the 2015 Provisional House of Lords:
- Sovereign / House Speaker: HRH King John I
- Serjeant-at-arms: none seating (0 entitled)
- Prime Minister / Governor-General: Commander-in-chief Sir Novian
- Deputy Prime Minister: First Fleet Admiral Sir Kyle
- 1st Lord Barrister: Sir Nathaniel Vincent
- 2nd Lord Barrister: none seating (1 entitled)
- Lord Chancellor of The Exchequer: non seating (1 entitled)
- Minister of Foreign Affairs: none seating (1 entitled)
The House of Commons
Below are the elected and appointed senators in the 2015 Provisional House of Commons:
- Elected House Speaker: David, Duke of Venish
- Appointed House Speaker: First Fleet Admiral Sir Kyle
- The Commons:
- District of Norling: First Fleet Admiral Sir Kyle