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Kingdom of Scythia
|Official language(s)||English, Scythian|
|- King||Alexander I|
|- Queen||Alexis the Gentle|
|- Prime Minister||-|
|Established||10 August 2014|
|Area claimed||8,660 sq km|
|Population||13 Registered Citizens 242,862 Territorial Residents|
|Time zone||UTC +4|
|National sport||Association Football|
|National animal||White Stag|
Scythia, officially the Kingdom of Scythia (sometimes called the Third Scythian Kingdom), is a sovereign state with limited recognition. It is located in a disputed territory on the eastern coast of the Black Sea and the south-western flank of the Caucasus.
Scythia's capital city is Atlas, however it is officially the town of Adzuibzha. Upon complete control of the territory by the Scythian government, it will be renamed to Atlas and built into a large city.
Scythia is a kingdom governed under a form of absolute monarchy with HRH King Alexander I as head of state . King Alexander is also the acting foreign minister of Scythia. The House of Stralov is the current ruling house and has been since Scythia's foundation in 2014. The official languages are English and Scythian. However, Georgian and Russian are recognised regional languages.
The word Scythia (Σκυθική) came from the Greeks. It was the name given to the people that controlled the northern part of the Black Sea region and Crimea. The original Scythians were a nomadic type who eventually left the Black Sea region and moved further east into Asia.
For the history of the original Scythians, go here.
At the beginning of the year of 2014, young man named Alexander Stralov began to take a particular interest to the Scythian people when he found out he was descended from them. His father's lineage traces back all the way to Scythian royalty, technically making him royalty. His mother's lineage traced back to the legendary Amazons . At that point he decided to use his claimed royalty to become an independent monarch. He began doing extensive research on the Scythians, discovering more and more about them every day, even speaking with an expert on the topic.
During the summer of 2014, Stralov found out about the micronational community and began looking into starting his kingdom that way. He also figured that this would be a good way to improve his diplomatic skills.
On August 10th, 2014, Stralov officially declared his nation as a sovereign state with a declaration of independence in the works to send to the UN.
Government & Politics
The official government is an absolute monarchy, meaning that the King has absolute power over the nation with no limitations. This may sound intimidating to most, however, King Aleksandr is a very lighthearted person and seeks only the best for his people.
At most points, there will always be a King and a Queen ruling at the same time. The Queen is always the partner of the King. Therefore, if a King dies, his Queen becomes defunct of all powers and lives in the Royal Palace until her death. The title of King is hereditary, if a King dies, his eldest son will always take the throne. If the King has no sons, his eldest daughter will become Queen. In the absence of a King when a Queen is reigning, the Queen holds absolute power. During a Queen's reign, if she happens to marry a man, he does not become King. Instead, their first-born son will become King on his sixteenth birthday. If the couple has no sons, it goes to the eldest daughter who will become Queen on her sixteenth birthday, and then the process repeats.
Scythia is comprised of 7 administrative divisions called municipalities. They are similar to that of Oblasts in Russia. Below is a list of all the different municipalities.
- Sarmatia Municipality
- Chorasmia Municipality
- Margiana Municipality
- Sogdiana Municipality
- Vactria Municipality
- Parthia Municipality
The Amazona Region
Separate to that of the other municipalities, there is an autonomous region of Scythia that is home to one of the last remaining Amazon tribes. They are an all-female society of hunters and warriors with their own matriarchal government that pledges loyalty to the Scythian Crown. Amazona is dependent upon Scythia to provide healthy, young males for the Amazons to mate with twice a year so their population can grow.
All male offspring of these mating sessions are sent back to Scythia where the government provides caring for them until they reach age 10. Once they reach age 10, they are enrolled into classes within the Royal Military Academy of Scythia (RMAS) and trained to become officers and soldiers within the Royal Army.
The female offspring are kept and raised as an Amazon. Upon reaching age 16, Amazons are given the opportunity to join the Royal Army. Those who join are trained as special forces soldiers.
Any offspring that have mental or physical disorders are HUMANELY aborted upon discovery of the disability. However, It is extremely rare that this happens.
The Scythians and the Amazona share a mutual relationship that should stay strong for centuries to come.
Law & Order
Law & Order is established directly through the King. All laws are establish by the King. A list of all laws is currently being compiled for public viewing.
The Royal Police is a law enforcement force controlled directly by the King and the Minister of Internal Affairs. The main duty of the Royal Police is to serve the citizens by protecting them and also catching criminals and bringing them before the Royal Court.
Each Municipality has its own division of the Royal Police. Each division is commanded by the Police General of their respective divisions. Only one city has an entire Royal Police division, and that would be the capital, Atlas.
Below is a list of all Royal Police divisions and the cities, municipalities, and Commanders they belong to.
|RPA||Atlas||HRH King Alexander I|
The Kingdom of Scythia is currently founded upon an open Foreign Relations policy. Scythia is willing to enter into formal diplomatic relations with most all nations if they meet the requirements listed below.
- Nations must posses a defined territory on Earth.
- Nations must not claim land on Antarctica or any Celestial Body.
- Nations must not claim fictional land.
- Nations must not claim to be recognised by a macronation.
- Nations must not claim land within Scythia's jurisdiction.
- Nations must have a permanent population/citizen count.
- Nations must have a leader.
If a nation meets these requirement, they are encouraged to contact the Foreign Ministry of Scythia by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nations that enter into formal relations with Scythia are automatically recognised as a sovereign state by Scythia.
Micronations Recognised by Scythia
Micronations in Formal Relations with Scythia
No nations are currently involved in formal relations with the Kingdom of Scythia.
Armed Forces of Scythia
The Armed Forces of Scythia (AFS) is the King's professional military force. It is primarily used for self-defense, disaster relief, and search and rescue. In some extreme cases, it will be used in assisting the Royal Police. The AFS hosts 3 branches of service: The Royal Army, the Royal Navy, and the Royal Air Force. The Royal Air Force is currently inactive due to a lack of funds.
The Royal Army
The Royal Army is the primary ground force of Scythia. It is responsible for protecting the borders and interests of Scythia. The proposed primary service rifle is the Heckler & Koch 416. The Royal Army is still being organized so there is not much information on it at the moment.
The Royal Navy is the primary naval force of Scythia. It is responsible for protecting Scythias territory on the Black Sea, as well conducting search and rescue missions in the Black Sea. Like the Royal Army, the Royal Navy is still being organized so there is not much information on it at the moment.
Geography & Climate
Scythia covers an area of about 8,660 km2 (3,344 sq mi) at the western end of Georgia. The Caucasus Mountains to the north and the northeast divide Scythia and the Russian Federation. To the east and southeast, Scythia is bounded by the Georgian region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti and on the south and southwest by the Black Sea.
Scythia is diverse geographically with lowlands stretching to the extremely mountainous north. The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range runs along the region's northern border, with its spurs – the Gagra, Bzyb and Kodori ranges – dividing the area into a number of deep, well-watered valleys. The highest peaks of Scythia are in the northeast and east and several exceed 4,000 meters (13,123 ft)above sea level. Scythia's landscape ranges from coastal forests and citrus plantations to permanent snows and [[wikipedia:Glaciers|glaciers] in the north of the region. Although Scythia's complex topographic setting has spared most of the territory from significant human development, its cultivated fertile lands produce tea, tobacco, wine and fruits, a mainstay of the local agricultural sector.
Scythia is richly irrigated by small rivers originating in the Caucasus Mountains. Chief of these are: Kodori, Bzyb, Ghalidzga, and Gumista. The Psou River separates the region from Russia, and the Inguri serves as a boundary between Scythia and Georgia. There are several periglacial and crater lakes in mountainous Scythia. Lake Ritsa is the most important of them. Because of Scythia's proximity to the Black Sea and the shield of the Caucasus Mountains, the region's climate is very mild. The coastal areas of the kingdom have a subtropical climate, where the average annual temperature in most regions is around 15 °C (59 °F), and the average January temperature remains above freezing. The climate at higher elevations varies from maritime mountainous to cold and summerless. Also, due to its position on the windward slopes of the Caucasus, along the coast 1,700–3,500 mm (66.9–137.8 in) in the higher mountainous areas. The mountains of Scythia receive significant amounts of snow.
The official currency of Scythia is the Scythian Ruble (SYR). 1 Scythian Ruble is equal to that of 1 Russian Ruble.
If Scythia ever becomes recognized by macronaitons, it plans to export a number of agricultural products such as tea, tobacco (which is illegal to smoke in Scythia), wine, and fruits. Electricity is largely supplied by the Inguri Hydroelectric Power Station located on the Inguri River between Scythia and Georgia.
The culture of Scythia is very diverse. A large majority of the population is Russian or Georgian by ethnicity. However, King Aleksandr seeks to westernize Scythia by introducing a large population of western European settlers.
Many different languages are spoken in Scythia. The most dominant is Georgian, however Russian is also spoken. The Scythian language is currently being re-constructed by Scythian scholars. Scythian will use the Georgian Alphabet, however it will also be formatted to be used with the Latin Alphabet and Cyrilic.
There are a few different national symbols that represent a vast majority of Scythia.
Because of it's relatively untamed area, the mythical White Stag is a national symbol representing the wild that is Scythia.
The most popular form of music in Scythia is Electronic/Dubstep.