Keep the faith
ᛒᛖᚹᚪᚱᛏ ᛞᛖ ᛏᚱᚼ
Bewart de Trau
A Mighty Fortress is Our God
ᚩᚾ' ᚠᚪᛥᛖ ᛒᚢᚱᚷ ᛁᛋ ᚼᛋᛖᚱ ᚷᚩᛞ
On' vaste Burg is auzer God
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (during Advent)
|Official language(s)||West Germanic, English, German|
|Official religion(s)||Norse Christianity|
(Saxon People's Church)
|Government||Parliamentary semi-constitutional diarchy|
|- Emperors||Penda II & Pandora|
|- Type||- Unicameral|
|- Number of seats||- 9 de facto|
|Established||29th Second Yule 2262|
18th January 2012
|Patron saint||Guthlac of Crowland|
The Saxon Empire(West Germanic: ᛋᚪᛉᚱᛇᚳᛖ Zaxraicze, [ˈzaksraɪtʃə]) is a confederation of Germanic nations governed by an Imperial Council and an imperial state of the Holy Empire of New Israel. The Emperor is King Penda Harald Hardrada, who resides in the founding constituent nation of the Kingdom of West Germania, and Princep Paradox (Alexis Quinn) is the Co-Emperor. Each constituent nation is entitled to its own government and monarchy, maintaining some autonomy, and may nominate some politicians to sit on the Imperial Council. Constituent nations are expected to obey imperial laws and to promote Germanic culture, adopting West Germanic as a national language and allowing their citizens access to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of the Saxon Empire.
Etymology and Principles
The empire is named after the ancient confederated Anglo-Saxon tribes (Angles, Jutes and Saxons) that colonized England and also the Saxons that inhabited northern Germany. The Saxon Empire presents itself as the true modern-day continuation of these tribes' realms, language, culture and religion. The Vikings are also a key influence due to their integration with Saxon society. Modern England is generally viewed as corrupted by Normans and medieval Roman Catholicism, yet Germanic descent still exists and has spread across many regions of the world. Those declaring enclaves of the Saxon Empire are returning to a traditional (but modernized) culture and adopting the West Germanic language, a descendant of Anglo-Saxon with little lexical pollution (sound changes are applied based on German and Dutch evolution). The spiritual culture reflects Germanic customs, influenced both by the blending of the Catholic faith with heathen society and the by the later Reformation. Although a racial basis is present in the name, this is for cultural continuity and the Empire is not racially supremacist or exclusive. It stands, nevertheless, for the fusion of diversity into coherent monoculturalism rather than multiculturalism: while a Germanic cultural foundation is expected as a unifying Saxon force, constituent nations' unique features are welcomed.
The concept of a Saxon Empire began as an idea of King Penda II, the King of West Germania, out of Germanic nationalism. West Germania was a Nemkhav state, but its cultural ambition and conservative policies were increasingly incompatible with the changeable federation ruled by a Communist coalition with liberal values and especially because of a primary Nemkhav national identity separate to the West Germanic one. Nemkhavia was, however, an ideal community and West Germanic politicians supported Marka Mejakhansk, Samuel Azehtyla and Lucas Mello in particular. An alternative long-term option was a union with Valnor. The third state to become involved was Vian, the nation of Nemkhav president Samuel Azehtyla, when he proposed leaving Nemkhavia. Valnor eventually withdrew from negotiations, leaving King Penda II and Samuel Azehtyla (Duke Sighere) as founders and co-emperors. Vian became Stonland as part of its transition to a culturally Germanic nation.
Factors leading to West Germanic nationalism include the so-called 'domino effect' with the departures of Berin, Pristinia and Koss, with which West Germania had a good relationship and the changeability of the Federation: the Conservative Party was weakened considerably by the growth of the Vanguard for Freedom, Marka Mejakhansk's resignation and the loss of Yurtyzstan's vote, leaving the hard-line Germanic state with little hope of political expansion. At the time of West Germania's withdrawal, Nemkhavia was becoming an increasingly left-wing-aligned nation and attitudes towards drugs are an example of one of the key frustrations. Discussions with Harshvardhan (Aryavart Empire) about restoration of Indo-European tradition and fellow Germanicist King Sweyn (Kingdom of Theodia) accelerated the development of the new empire. In the weeks of preparation for his withdrawal from Nemkhavia, King Penda defined his ideology in the Shepherds of the Nation party, outlining a more authoritarian, pro-state government and cultural renewal. He also pledged to support the Crannist movement started by Domanglian Darkovar Neconstantianeski and began to voice his sometimes controversial political views more among other micronations. The Church of the North played a role in the foundation of the Empire, with both Penda and Sighere upholding the Norse Dual Faith and helping the unification of Stonland and West Germania. Later on, Iskwania would join. However, on the 4th of June, 2012, Stonland left the Empire to join St.Charlie, appointing Alexis Quinn as his successor. Two months later, two new nations joined the Saxon Empire, one of them being the Kingdom of Domanglia, which replaced King Urokah's other nation, the United Principality. On 27th August 2012 Iskwania willingly annexed into the Saxon Empire to become the Colony of East Germania. Domaglia later left after a national vote declared independence of the Empire. On September 8th, 2012 West Danland joined the Empire after the UBS was dissolved, but left 4 days later to merge with the former Slin department of East Danland to form the Provisional Government of Danland, which itself became part of Daniel-Land, the following month.
The Saxon Empire is a confederation comprising several constituent nations, which are integrated to differing degrees and have seats in the Imperial Council (Raiceräd). A province is fully integrated, a satellite state of West Germania, and subject of the Holy Empire of New Israel, with limited powers, whereas an autonomous community has almost full independence, while retaining a degree of integration. Observer states are fully sovereign and not integrated into the Empire albeit sympathetic and supportive to its cause.
|Constituent nation||Capital||Head of state||Type|
|Kingdom of West Germania||York||King Penda II||Province|
|Kingdom of Ingmark||Sassenheim||Queen Godiva||Province|
|Commonwealth of Visigothland||Strasbourg||Elector Shavathrith||Province|
|Autonomous Kingdom of Prussia||Regis Castrum||Prince Justin I||Autonomous community|
|Principality of Tavadia||New Gimli||Alexis Quinn, Alice Nabokov & Ira Rieu||Autonomous community|
|The Empire of Kleinebayern||Entrance Arch||Jaceb Kilpatrick-Fischer-Zilliox von Sierra||Observer state|