The United Empire of Parvinia was founded on the 12th of May 2012. It was a dictatorship from 12 May 2012 until the signing of the Constitution on the 14th of November 2015, when it officially became a United Empire.
Due to several political movements in the Congress, a draft to be signed was passed on the 11th of March 2016 to create the Imperial Republic of Parvinia. This draft is currently awaiting the Emperor's signature. If signed, Parvinia will become an Imperial Republic, and a new Constitution will have to be drafted, along with the first free elections in Parvinian history in order to elect the first President. It is unsure as to whether or not the emperor will sign this bill into law.
Tens of thousands of years ago, Native Americans crossed the Bering Straight and settled everywhere in the Americas. In the 1500s and 1600s, the European nations of France and Spain settled along the Gulf Coast, establishing in 1778 the port city of New Orleans. In 1803, American President Thomas Jefferson purchased from the French the territory of Louisiana. In 1812, Louisiana joined the United States of America, with New Orleans as the most populous city in the state.
In 1861, Louisiana left the United States, joining the Confederate States of America. Because of the strategic importance of New Orleans, the United States quickly recaptured the city in 1862. Since then, Louisiana has become an important state to the America because of its oil deposits located in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2005, Hurricane Katrine completely flooded the city of New Orleans, causing wide spread destruction.
In April 2012, stirrings of rebellion started in New Orleans. The Empire was founded a month later on May 12, 2012, by Emperor Zachary, who wielded total and absolute control over the land and the then population of 5 people. The total area was around 3,000-4,000 square feet. Much of the early history is lost because in the summer of 2013, the homeland was invaded and conquered by the Kerzniac tribal group, forcing the Parvinian people to migrate 0.13 miles to the south and settle along the banks of the Mississippi River.
From November 2013 to April 2014, the war to reconquer the lost homeland, dubbed "la Reconquista," was fought, led by Emperor Zachary. It was during la Reconquista that Parvinia experienced its biggest annexation of land so far in its history, going from 2,522 sq ft to 2,251,828 sq ft (1.478 sq miles), an over 16,337% increase. The Empire now completely controls the former Louisiana National Guard post of Jackson Barracks.On November 14th, 2015, the Emperor signed into law the First Constitution. In early 2016, the people of the Empire protested calling for a democracy. In response, Congress wrote a new constitution, which is currently awaiting the signature of the Emperor.
The Empire has many cultural celebrations. Having a primarily Catholic population, many Catholic holidays are honored along with civil ones.
The Empire celebrates many holidays:
1 January- New Year's Day
14 February- St. Valentine's Day
Mardi Gras Day
17 March- St. Patrick's Day
12 May- Independence Day
6 June- Veteran's Day
10 October- Imperial Day
14 November- Constitution Day
Thanksgiving, same as the United State's
25 December- Christmas Day
The name "parvinia" comes from the Latin word "parva" meaning small, or tiny, because of the physically small land area of the micronation.
Using the popular video game, Kerbal Space Program, the Empire has launched many successful missions to the planets of Duna and the moons of Jool. The Empire is planning on returning to Duna to lay the foundation for a permanent research station on the southern pole.
The Empire currently has open diplomatic relations with the American states of Alabama, Texas, and Louisiana, as well as the European Union member state of France, and the NATO member states of Mexico and Costa Rica. These relations, however, are purely cultural, as there are no embassies between Parvinia and Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, France, Mexico, and Costa Rica.
Any micronations looking to establish cultural and/or diplomatic relations with the Empire can contact the Emperor himself at email@example.com