Empire looking into huge expansion

The British Empire is looking into buying more territories which if carried out would add several square yards to the empire’s size, likely making it dozens of times bigger.

There is a forest conservation programme called Reforestum which allows you to purchase shares in a forest and have your own section. It currently allows you to buy land in a forest in North Spain but will soon expand to Zambia, Malaysia, and the United States. The Empire would not fully own this land but have shares in the forest and a designated section. This designated section would become territory of the British Empire. For only three euros, you can get a square metre (about ten square feet) of land designated to you, however, it can be much larger, a fact that could result in a huge territorial expansion.

Not only would acquiring these territories be a huge territorial gain, but also, if we got territories in each place (Spain, USA, Brazil, Malaysia), then we would have finally build an empire where the sun doesn’t set. It would cover five continents: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America (six if you count the dependency we have in Antarctica). The approaching summer could be a golden era for the empire, the era it truly thrives as a great micronation. The Empire currently spans the Irish Sea, from Northern Ireland to Scotland, but in a year or two, the empire could possibly span 5 continents.

First Amendment Passed

The British Empire has passed the first amendment to its constitution.

The Amendment is religion based. It is centred on two things, legality of Satanism and definition of ‘Unethical Religious or Cultural’ practises.

Satanism was banned outright in the constitution. The British Empire is a religious, Christian country, and makes no effort to hide this. However, on analysis of Theistic Satanism, it has been noticed that Theistic Satanists (The ones who actually worship Satan) do believe that what they are doing is right. This makes them well meaning, and they don’t harm anybody so the ban has been lifted on conditions that they don’t speak against other religions or against God. The Empire intends to be religious, but doing this through force is not the way the Empire wants to achieve this. The ban on Atheistic Satanism stays, as this is not a religion but an Anti-Religion movement, an insult to religion.

Unethical cultural and religious practises have also been banned. Discrimination and Violence are banned.

Aerican Empire Fully Recognises British Empire

The Aerican Empire on May 16th gave full recognition to the British Empire. The Empire had formally had ‘Conditional Recognition’ meaning that it fulfilled the criteria of recognition except for the one saying that the country must have existed for more than 6 months. This is a historical moment and a large step for the British Empire as a country.

6 Month Anniversary of the British Empire

Today is the 12th of May 2017 and the British empire has existed for half a year now. Although it is still a very young country, it has made huge advancements in this time. Since its founding on the 12th of October 2016, it has grown in territory by 50%, and hundreds of thousands of […]

Today is the 12th of May 2017 and the British empire has existed for half a year now. Although it is still a very young country, it has made huge advancements in this time.

Since its founding on the 12th of October 2016, it has grown in territory by 50%, and hundreds of thousands of times in span as it now spans the Irish sea due to its territories in Northern Ireland and Scotland. The gaining of the Scottish Colony on the 19th of December caused this growth. It has seen the South Anglestonian War of Independence and the subsequent annexation of the South Anglestonia Colony by the larger Grand Duchy of Anglestonia. The constitution has been written and enacted over this time.

The British Empire changed its flag on New Year’s Day 2017. The old flag dates to 1911 and features the Union Jack, the star of India, the Candian Shield, the crests of Australia and South Africa, and four small stars representing New Zealand. It was the unofficial flag of the old British Empire and was adapted in 1921. Although a historically important flag, it did not reflect the empire as it showed colonies we have not got. The new flag was made by the Imperial Governor so is a general creation of the empire, unlike the old flag. It features the royal badge of Wales in the centre, making it fully represent the UK’s four constituent countries (Three if Northern Ireland is considered a province).

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British Empire Recognises Danube Micronations and Serbian claim

The British Empire recongises the sovereignities of Liberland, the Kingdom of Enclava, the Pricipality of Ongal. It also recognises the Serbian Claim over the Danube

On the border between Croatia and Serbia, there is a dispute. Both sides claim a different line. Serbia claims the River Danube as the border whereas Croatia claims the old shape of the Danube with meanders it no longer has as its border (The Croatian claim was more international recognition than the Serbian Claim). The Serbian claim gives some land to Croatia but more land to Serbia. The Croatian claim gives that same smaller amount of land to Serbia but the larger land to Croatia. This means that the small amount of land is unclaimed by either and this allowed a man called Vít Jedlička to put a claim on one of the bits, creating Liberland. Other nations sprung up on different parts of the unclaimed land such as the Kingdom of Enclava and the Principality of Ongal. The British Empire is looking into creating a claim for a territory called British West Serbia but this would overlap with the claim of another micronation.

The Green part called Siga is Liberland, The Yelllow bits are claimed by both Serbia and Croatia which the British Empire recognises Serbian sovereignty over.

Here are reasons for the British Empire supporting Serbia

  1. The Croatian land bordering Serbia is ethnically Serbian. For this reason, the Empire would also support a larger Serbian claim
  2. Serbia is more friendly to the Danube Micronations. It doesn’t recognise them but does not see them as bad unlike Croatia which dislikes them.
  3. Croatia is in the EU, Serbia isn’t. Just like the EU is unfairly persecuting the United Kingdom, the British Empire should fight back in honour of the UK.

Antarctic Dependency claimed

A small archipelago of islands in Antarctica just off the Canistoe peninsula have been claimed. A rough square border has been made around the islands with the claim being roughly 14 square miles made up of both land and water. This group of unclaimed and un-named islands have been named the South Durham islands. They are currently a dependency of the empire as opposed to a constituent territory such as Anglestonia or the Scottish Colony, however, they may be incorperated into the empire in the future. This would be an astronomical increase in the empire’s size, taking it to 130,099,200 times larger than it was before, taking it from 3 sq feet to 390297603 sq feet. This would make it larger than the UN nations of Monaco, Nauru, and Tuvalu. The South Durham Islands are located in Marie Byrd Land so do not overlap with any Antarctic claims belonging to any UN Country. They do however, overlap with the micronation of Westarctica which claims all of Marie Byrd land, however, the Imperial Governor views their claim as greedy and too large.

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Map of The South Durham Islands with rough border.
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Flag of the South Durham Islands featuring the Union Jack and the Durham shield and resembling the flag of the British Antarctic Territory.

British Empire Enacts Constitution

The British Empire has officially enacted its constitution

On the 7th of March 2017 at 9:48 pm, the British Empire enacted its constitution. This has set the basic laws and rights of the people. It is also a large expression of sovereignty and clearly states the empire’s structure. It also formally creates the title of Imperial Governor (Head of Government) and the British Imperial Army.

The constitution applies to every territory in the empire, however, Anglestonia and any future constituent countries or dominions have the right to their own constitution which cannot conflict with the Empire’s. The new Imperial Governor is the only one able to create constitutional amendments.

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Flag of the Grand Duchy of Anglestonia
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Flag of the Scottish Colony

Rights of People

  1. Expression of Opinion and freedom of speech

*Cannot be violent or destructive

*Cannot be discriminatory

*Cannot involve breaking laws

  1. Freedom of Religion, Culture, and sexuality.

*Satanism is banned

* Cultures from after 1900 are exempt

  1. Equality for all religions, races, ethnicities, sexualities, and genders.
  2. Freedom from unlawful prosecution and torture.
  3. Freedom from slavery.
  4. Freedom from enforced physical labour for profit or non profit. This includes exercise
  5. Right to live: No death penalty.
  6. Right to request a law which the government must read and respond to.

*The government does not need to respond instantly

* If somebody abuses this right, it may be taken off them

  1. Right to own property. The government cannot take property off others.
  2. Right to citizenship

*Citizenship can be revoked if serious crime is committed

*Citizenship can be cancelled if person is not heard from for a long time exceeding three years

  1. Freedom from enforced safety

* Does not apply to putting other people in danger

Laws Of The People

  1. No murdering others.
  2. No stealing from others.
  3. No falsely accusing people of breaking the law.
  4. No performing inhumane experiments on animals.
  5. No discriminating against different races, ethnicities, religions, genders, cultures, the poor, the disabled, or the elderly.

* Culture from after the year 1900 is exempt

* Cults such as Satanism are banned

* Culture may be made fun but not discriminated against

  1. No claiming to be a God.
  2. No falsely claiming a status. This includes nobility and royalty titles, positions in the government and military, academic achievements such as P.H.D.s or degrees, and licenses
  3. No counterfeiting any currency. This includes both currencies produced by the empire and currencies not produced by the empire
  4. No purposefully damaging other’s property.
  5. Respect the rules made by a landowner when on their property.

* You may break these rules if they violate the law

  1. Do not scam or fraud others out of their money or property
  2. No falsely alerting the government or military when there is no reason to do so

* If the alerter believed that there was an issue but was mistaken, they have not broken the law

  1. Do not Break the law of the British Empire.

Laws of the Army

  1. No killing your enemy.
  2. No aiming your weapon at the opponent’s face especially eyes unless they are wearing a helmet with face protection.
  3. Use the necessary force and no more.

* Higher than necessary amounts of fore may be used to scare the opponent.

  1. No harm can be done to any bystander and/or civilian. A war must only involve the enemy military. It is also illegal for the army to threaten them without reason.
  2. No holding hostages.
  3. If an opponent surrenders, they are allowed to flee so long as they agree to leave the war.

* If the opponent is allowed to flee but comes back, they lose the right to flee for a second time.

  1. Do not lay waste the area which you are fighting for or in.
  2. A soldier should refrain from an order from their commander if it violates one of these rules.
  3. Do not put your fellow soldiers in un necessary danger.
  4. The Army and its commanders must follow the instructions of the British Imperial Government.

* If the government’s orders violate any of the Laws of the Army, the army should not follow them as stated in Article 7.

  1. No using powerful firearms which use black powder or gun powder.
  2. No using poison as a weapon.

Laws and structure of the Government

  1. The Grand Duke of Anglestonia is the Imperial Governor.
  2. The Empire has not tax system for currencies that are not their own.
  3. The Imperial Governor has the power to veto or pass any law.
  4. The Empire must accept citizenship to anybody already a British Citizen.
  5. All money produced by the Empire must have the Queen’s head on unless there is no head at all.
  6. The government cannot become communist.

People are free to be communist and to be able to express their communist views, however, the government cannot do so.

  1. The government cannot declare war on the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  2. The government cannot discriminate against races, religions, cultures, sexualities, or genders.

* Satanism is exempt

* Culture after the year 1900 is exempt

* Although citizens aren’t forced to comply to British Culture, the government is, however, this is only in governing the country and doesn’t mean that people from other cultures cannot be in the government nor does it mean that they have to adopt British Culture and/or reject their native culture in their everyday life.

  1. The Government has full control over the army and can give them orders

* The orders may not violate the Laws of the Army

  1. A Constitutional Amendment requires the approval of the Imperial Governor. This includes adding, removing, or altering articles
  2. The Imperial Governor or any other politician, noble, monarch, or citizen may not claim the position of head of state.
  3. The government cannot style itself as Fascist or Nazi. Fascism is banned through a series of different constitutional laws. This specific law prohibits the government to describe itself as Fascist or Nazi.
  4. A territory may be acquired by will of the person who has ownership, mortgage, fractional ownership (The Empire can claim it as a condominium with a level of sovereignty depending on the size of the fractional ownership), or lease (The Empire’s claim to the leased land expires with the lease) over the land and this person retains ownership and can chose to remove their land from the empire at any time.

Structure of the Empire

  1. The territories of the Empire are split into Colonies, Dominions, and Constituent Countries
  2. All three classes of territory are parts of the sovereign state of the British Empire
  3. The Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, is Empress and head of state over the entire empire. Empress is the highest title in the empire and no constituent monarch can claim to be equal or higher.
  4. No territory can break the constitution
  5. No territory can declare war. If the empire declares war on a country, all territories are at war with that country

Constituent Country

This is the highest class of territory. These are the only ones allowed to own colonies and have monarchs. They also have the right to make laws and decisions that can only be overruled by the empire itself.

They can have light administrative powers over dominions meaning that they can overrule the dominions decisions. Constituent countries can have their own colonial empires, however, they can’t claim the title of emperor.

Dominions

Dominions have the right to self government however, their decisions can be overruled by a constituent country with light administrative powers over them. They cannot have colonies but they can have heavy administrative powers over them. They are not entitled to a monarchy but can have the title of Duke or any title lower than that.

Colonies

Colonies are fully governed by dominions or constituent countries. They can have their own laws and infrastructure but this is decided by the territory which governs them