Unlike in other years, the months of August and September in the Empire passed more discreetly, even though it did not reduce the number of its activities. What is the reason?
The first day of August began with immense euphoria. After a major political stalemate, elections were finally held and on 1 August, the new members of parliament took possession of their seats in the Imperial Diet, which had been opened with a long-awaited Speech from the Throne, which took place on a very special date: Empire Day.
The next day, in a new phase of its foreign policy, the Empire and the successors of the Empire of Pavlov set aside their differences. Oscar I and Deniz de Montescano signed a treaty of mutual recognition and exchanged honors, ending an unfriendly relationship since November 2016, which began to be resolved by the imperial government in January this year, when it repealed the ban on Pavlov citizens and Lostisland.
In the same week, the Empire recognized the State of Portuvera and Tjet, a young US-based micronational project, and had His Imperial and Royal Majesty, the Emperor-King, being received to an interview with Microcast, a micronationalism podcast made by Brazilian micronationalists. The positive repercussions ensured the permanent presence of the Emperor of Karnia-Ruthenia in the program.
Emperor-King’s Day has come and with it a diminutive list of honors, following a tendency to make the distribution of imperial titles and decorations increasingly rare. However, as is often the case at this time of year, His Majesty has received honours from the United Provinces of Mauritia and the Principality of Lorenzburg.
August would end with the inauguration of a new President of the House of Representatives and a new Imperial Chancellor. September, however, would be immersed in silence and protection due to a personal matter of the Imperial House.
His Imperial Majesty and Royal, the Emperor-King, separated from his then companion. The former empress renounced her citizenship, titles and positions and left the Empire. The Imperial House did not comment further and the Court was silent for countless days. The following week, it was announced to the public that the Emperor and his parents would make a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida.
It would be 20 days without official activity before His Majesty was seen again, which happened when the Emperor attended the Imperial Diet to consult parliamentarians on a law that would regulate the use of alcohol by the citizens of the Empire. He dedicated himself to concluding recognitions, among them the North Barchant and Byzantium Novum, and issued some decrees, including the recognition of a noble house taking place in the national nobility.
The big event of the social season would take place on 05 October. The Imperial Family would gather in Hofbau to welcome the families of Baron Kiefernholz, Baroness Schaf, and Baroness Eisenland at a formal state dinner, bringing together the elite of Greater Persenburg. Perhaps this new month will prove providential for the Imperial Court to show itself as it is: full of life, charm and stories.
30 January mark the day when the Duchy of Libertia joined the Kingdom of Ruthenia, back in 2015. This union of forces were pivotal to make Ruthenia establish itself as a promissing micronational project that eventually would also merge with Karnia to become the Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia, the micronational entity we known today and have spread its influence all over the world. But during the celebrations of the “Libertian Day” of 2019, another union, less equal, was realized.
The Kingdom of Cardonia is a constitutional monarchy located in Asia. Founded by Carl of Cardonia, better known as Carl, Count Rostrand in Karnia-Ruthenia, on 05 February 2015. It is located withing the boundaries of Ishigakiyama Castle Park. After being dethroned in 2016, Carl recovered the throne and was eager to request his merge to the Empire. But the terms of the treaty were very restrictive.
The Treaty of Libenstein, also known as the Karnia-Ruthenia–Cardonia Annexation Treaty, was made by the rulers of the Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia and the Kingdom of Cardonia on 30 January 2019. In this treaty, Karnia-Ruthenia formally annexed Cardonia following the turnover of internal and external affairs to Karnia-Ruthenia. Karno-Ruthenians commentators predicted that Cardonians would easily assimilate into the Empire, especially due the provision that the Karno-Ruthenian Concession in Hakodate would become part of the Cardonian territory.
As Oscar I ceded Hakodate to become territory of Cardonia, that in turn was annexed by the Empire, he received as compensation for this “loss of territory”, was ceded to him the former Cardonian royal titles of “Grand Duke of Leuvenberg and of Strena”, and the newly-created title of “Protector of Cardonia”.
The Empire grew and reorganized itself in Asia. It remains to observe the gains for the Empire. Will this treaty of hard terms be advantageous?
With the beginning of the year, the Empire is preparing for another annual season of activities to be carried out and others that, already established, should take place at the first opportunity.
In the Imperial Court, the Emperor and the Empress entertain their noble peers with social activities, especially the familiar ones. The political class still struggles to mobilize and finally be able to make viable the electoral process, which has long been blocked and whose realization brings great expectation. The economy, the project of the eyes of the population, can gain strength with the coming Conference of Persenburg, still undated and without confirmed guests, but presumed to deal with economic issues.
In the field of international relations, in addition to the previously mentioned conference, other news for January are already established. The Ambassador to the Lusophone Sector, Prince Karácsony-Maryen expands the diplomatic horizons of the Empire and begins to contact relevant micronations of the Spanish-speaking sector. In addition, the possibility of a micronational meeting in São Paulo, the third of its kind, encourages the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In parallel with this, it is known that the Empire plans to strengthen its presence in the British Isles through partnerships and also strengthen its relationship with micronations of Eastern Europe, a region of great interest since always. In addition, propaganda for the increase of citizens from this region are under way.
The apparent calm of government, in fact, hides a tangle of activities whose fruits are to be harvested throughout the year, promising great political-social changes, and also in the economic field, for the first half of 2019.
The Congress of St. Louis, hosted by the Grand Republic of Delvera, is a event to be held in frequent, scheduled sessions from 04 to 25 August 2018, via Internet remotely, to overcome obstacles of time and distance among its members. The purpose of the event is to promote rules of conduct relating to conflict resolution and to promote intermicronational economic standards, which would be codified at the Congress, yet enforced by respective nations separately. The Congress wasn’t to be a permanent organization, but rather an event.
The first session took place on 04 August, The Karno-Ruthenian and Delveran delegations were present. The Fristehenian and Dewaconian delegations did not attend the meeting. The meeting, apart of introductory remarks, was the discussion of the pending articles of the 2018 Intermicronational Convention on War, specifically weapons, personal protection, and training. Because only a few delegations were present, the talks did not go too far. The Karno-Ruthenian delegation asked for time to analyze the text, having discussed in principle its effectiveness, being persuaded by the Delverans, since the intent of the document was to establish standards whereby a physical micronational war could take place within the scope of what a micronation is and without violating macronational law.
During the session, was recommended the establishment of the Committee on Economic Development, the Committee on Truces and Prisoners of War and Committee on Economic Warfare.
The second session of the Congress of St. Louis was scheduled for 11 August