| State of Dak'krit |
|Capital (and largest city)||Dak'krit|
|Government||Theocratic Absolute Elective monarchy|
|-High Priest||Haerpyer I|
|Established|| -June 6, 2011 (claimed) |
-May 15, 2012 (de facto)
|Legislature||Council of Bishops (no legislative power)|
|Currency||None de jure (Bolívar Bs.F)|
|Religion||Pahunism (Church of the Pahun)|
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The State of Dakrit or simply Dakrit (literally, "Sanctuary") or also and less common Dak'krit was the micronational "Holy See" of the Church of the Pahun and See of the Pahunnia. The state, though declared a sovereign entity, maintained its "not seeking for recognition as sovereign state" policy, but as part of the Church of the Pahun and as religion and as a Church itself. Dak'krit was a city-state, meaning that there is no official political distribution or cities, but a city itself. The complete name of Dak'krit in Pahdur, the national official language, is Dahm Helem Dak'krit-Saa Maruha'eet Kuikoosamseevat, Dahm Jee' Pahunnia, meaning "Holy State of Dak'krit-Saa Eternal Plain of Goodness, Head of the Pahunnia", though this is very rarely used, even in official acts.
Dak'krit acts independently from the Church of the Pahun, but it still might be related considering that Dak'krit is the home of the Church and of the Pahunnia itself, and that the Church of the Pahun is lead at the same time by the leader of Dak'krit.
Dak'krit means Holy Home or Sanctuary, in Pahdur. Pahdur is the liturgical language of the Pahunnia. Dak'krit also can be written as Dakrit, but it would be less appropiated.
The Imperial Chart (Declaration of Autonomy), Empire of Berin and the Paulean Era
The Declaration of Autonomy (Declaración de Autonomía), the Declaratio Independentiae was signed by Richard Garrshire on 14 April, declaring himself "Emperor of the Beriners and Imperial Authority of the Berinese Empire". The Imperial Chart would later be considered the official declaration of independence of the Empire of Berin. This micronational entity was intended to be comical and not serious, which can be seen in many aspects of the political system of the Empire and its national identity as a whole. The process of "Seriousification" (Seriamiento) or the "straightening" (Enderezamiento) was the process employed to convert the Empire of Berin into a "serious, raw micronation". Of course, this is, among other things, part of the comical side of Berin.
The Empire quickly developed an easy-working and simple governmental system. An absolute monarchy seemed like a very useful and coherent idea due to the number of the population and the sphere of influence of the Empire. With no legislature, no military, no direct foreign relations and no major events, Berin was an empty and lonely carcass in the micronational world, completely dominated by its monarch. Seeking an involvement of foreign micronational powers, the Empire saw the creation of the Order of the Baphomet, regarded as the start of the Paulean era.
For personal reasons, Richard I Paul trusted the Empire to a regent, Crown Prince Jonathan of Austenasia, who ruled the Empire as the Regent of Berin from 22 April to 26 April, when the Empire officially dissolved and became New Balland.
New Balland had slowly progressed. Its activity decreased, and it became mostly inactive. On May 15, 2012, the Chairman of the Parliament of New Balland called all MPs to leave the chatroom and so the Parliament was dismissed. With that, First Secretary Richard Garrshire took over the New Ballandic government in a dictatorship and dissolved the nation. The same day, the Church of the Pahun was open and Dakrit was founded.
Laws and Politics
The State of Dakrit is an absolute elective theocratic monarchy, lead by the High Priest of Dak'krit. Dak'krit's laws are based in the Pahun Evette, the book of truth for Pahunnia followers. This laws are based in three wills, established in the Pahun Evette, not directly as rules, but as advice for those Pahunnia followers, to live in peace with the Pahun and the nature.
- "The Pahun is everyone, everything and thus is everywhere. The respect of those who co-habit with mankind and mankind itself is necessary for the proper life with the Pahun". Code of Life (Tastakoosfin'nta), making murder illegal, and makes official in essence all basic human rights.
- "The Pahun is supreme, but so is mankind and nature. There is no supreme being; but, the Pahun, being the essence of mankind and nature, is to be voice of all". Code of Religion (Dahmakoosfin'nta), Pahunnism and the Church of the Pahun are the official religion of Dak'krit.
- "Pahunnia is the life, Pahun is the essence, the Church is the temple and the self is unique". Code of Essence (Yaktimakoosfin'nta), uninterpreted by law.
Dakrit's main goal in external policy is to extend the principle of Pahunism and make it popular, but to relate with foreign governments is also a benefit not only for Dakrit but also for the Nikolaeist Church. The main friends of Dak'krit include Austenasia and Flatland. These next states recognize Dak'krit:
|State||Since||Intermicronational membership||Diplomatic mission||Notes|
|Austenasia||15 May, 2012||GUM, UAMW||Mutual recognition|
|Flatland||15 May, 2012||Vanguard Powers||Mutual recognition|
|Burkland||16 May, 2012||LoC, IMRAC||Diplomatic talks|
|New America||16 May, 2012||-||Mutual recognition|
Dakrit is a unitary state, meaning that the divisions of the territory are not necessarily important or used for any political system. As well, it's important to consider that Dakrit is a city-state, and the political divisions of it are based in a very low level. Dakrit is organized in four parishes, of which all are centered in the High Priest as supreme authority, and have no own government. The four parishes are Sarubayam, Dawhlat, Lih'mer and Taaitu. Dawhlat is considered the main parish since the government in based in it.
There is no direct police corp in Dakrit. It is not considered needed, there are not many prohibiting laws in Dakrit. Since the judicial power in Dakrit is influenced greatly by Pahunism and the only person to dictate them is the High Priest, Dakrit is considered a very liberal place regarding its laws. Laws and rules in Dakrit are archived in the Penal Code of Dakrit, the Helemstaaktiiemruk ("Book of Laws of the State"), approved by the High Priest, and are written in base of the Pahun Evette.
Geography and Climate
Dakrit's territory sits in the wide plain of the Valley of the Chama River, in low part of the city of Mérida. The small Dak'kritan territory is settled around the Main Church of Pahunism, the Illich'teestannta (Temple between the Mountains), located in the center of Dak'krit. The rest of the territory is basically unnecessary. It is important to remember that Dak'krit is not seen as a sovereign state but as the main settlement of the Pahunnia.
Dak'krit has a tropical climate, but with cooler temperatures than other places in Venezuela, because of its high altitude, although it's not cooler enough to be considered as temperate. Though pollution has caused a rise in temperatures, Dak'krit still keeps a relatively cool environment with readings that vary between 19 °C and 24 °C (75 °F), with an overall average of 22 °C (72 °F). Precipitation is heavy during the rainy season, from April to November, though the city does receive more sunshine than most locations in the Colombian Andes since the valley is too narrow for fog to accumulate.
Venezuela is situated in an inter-tropical zone, so that there is very little temperature variance over the course of a year. The same is true in Mérida and Dak'krit—the temperatures recorded in August are normally comparable to those measured under comparable conditions in broad daylight in January.
On the other hand, given Dak'krit's location in the interior of the country, far from the maritime coasts and the influence of the ocean, and its high altitude, the temperature variance over the course of a day is relatively high. Between day and night a difference of more than 10°C (18°F) can be observed; this difference sometimes reaches more than 20 °C (36 °F). The maximums are reached during the day, and are usually around 25 °C (77 °F), but on rare occasions exceed 30 °C (86 °F). The lower limit of daytime temperatures tends to be around 20 °C (68 °F).
As base for the Pahunism, and as central point of creation of the Pahunnia, Dakrit's culture spins around Pahunism. Traditions and actions mentioned as part of the Pahunnia culture were adopted and remain in use in Dakrit, not only for cultural affairs, but for socio-political issues that convert the nation in a very orthodox nation in terms of Pahunism.
Though, not the complete whole of the Dakritean population is Pahunist or are Orthodox Nikolaeists. A small percentage of the Dakritean population is orientated in Christian or Catholic beliefs, making Dakrit a religiously-diverse state, though it was not intended to.
The power that the Church of the Pahun has over Dakrit and vice-versa allow the Nikolaeist church have a considerable influence sphere not only over Dakrit but also those states that relate to Dakrit closely.
The national and official language of Dakrit is the Pahdur. The Pahdur is the liturgical language of Nikolaeist Pahunism. This language is not used in a daily basis and for speaking Spanish and German will be most likely used.