Free Monarchial State of Montblanc and San Joan
| Free Monarchical State of Montblanc and San Joan |
Libre Estado Monárquico de Montblanc y San Joan
Libero Monarca Istato d'Montblanc eu San Joan
Unionne, Libertas eu Dignatate
(Unity, Liberty and Dignity)
Marcha libertadora Liberty March
Sobeur ill jouve Montblanc
(Over the young Montblanc)
Mérida, Barinas and Portuguesa states, Venezuela
|Capital city||San Alejandro|
|Largest city||San Alejandro|
|Official language(s)||Spanish (as comunication system) |
Montblancqi (official documents, diplomatic language, etc)
|Official religion(s)||None official|
|- Protector||Ricardo I of Montblanc|
|- Prime minister||Juan de Arimatea|
|Legislature||Parliament of San Alejandro|
|- Type||- Unicameral|
|Established||25 May 2011|
|Area claimed||61.700 km2|
|Currency||None (2, 3)|
|National animal||Fox (Vulpes vulpes)|
|1:Flag and coat of arms are currently unavaiable. |
2: using Venezuelan Bolivar Fuerte (VEF)
3:Elections on August 2011
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Montblanc, officially Free Monarchical State of Montblanc and San Joan (in spanish: Libre Estado Monárquico de Montblanc y San Joan, in montblancqi: Libero Monarca Istato d'Montblanc eu San Joan) was a short duration micronation founded in 2011 by the Protector Ricardo I, a former dussesh noble. It claimed the Mérida, Barinas and Portuguesa venezuelan states and because of that had difficult relations with its neightbouring nation, Dussmark. The montblancqi law declared that Montblanc officially recognized all the nations partially recognized and all the micronations with affairs whit Montblanc. The capital was San Alejandro, name gived by the montblancqi protector to the invaded city of Atéshograd. It was borned with the name of Kingdom of Montblanc and San Joan, but after a few political changes the 31 of March of 2011, it was renamed to the name of Free Monarchical State and the politics where changed too. In June 6 of 2011, Montblanc was changed by the Berinese Confederation
The name of Montblanc comes from the catalan (de facto, the origin de jure is from the montblacqi) which means white mountain, meaning the snow in the top of the sanalejandrian mountains. San Joan, most correctly in spanish San Juan, is one of the saints of Montblanc. San Joan is a name only used to special and official documents, Montblanc is the most usual name for the micronation.
The May 25 of 2011, two days after the expulsion of the Grand Duke of Luftchen-Vadenburg, Ricardo I, he, with four other people founded the Kingdom of Montblanc and San Joan, a micronation inside the Dussesh territory. Ricardo I sent a letter to the Empress, Michelle I, trying to make an agreement. The Empress, being in Spain, denied any type of agreement with Montblanc (simple name of the Kingdom) and sent a letter back to Ricardo I saying that she will not tolerate any other micronation inside the Dussesh territory that she founded. The letter caused a lot of problems; the King and the Empress kept sending letters until the 27 of May, when the Empress decided to make a treaty with the two nations, and make borders between the two nations. The Kingdom of Montblanc and San Joan claimed the Venezuelan states of Mérida, Barinas and Portuguesa. The Mérida state, where the Montblanc capital was suposed to be, was the center of economy of Dussmark and the Empress was not going to give the state. This caused a lot of anger to Ricardo, who said that "...if the Empress lives in Madrid, why is the Dussesh capital not in Madrid?", however the Empress still did not wanted to give up Mérida. After a few hours, Ricardo I declared war on Dussmark. The Montblanc Army forced the Dussesh negotiators to surrender and the King threatened the Empress to take Atéshograd by force. The Empress told Ricardo I that she would not surrender as her negotiators did, so the Montblanc Army took control of the city. The Empress threatened to create a government in the exile and to recover Atéshograd with help of the Dussesh allies, but then mysteriously decided to put in power her brother, Dánae I. Dánae, a close friend to Ricardo, made peace between the two micronations by giving up Mérida, Barinas and Portuguesa states as the original treaty declared. Then, the power camed back to the Empress Michelle.
On June 5, a proposal was presented to the Parliament. The Free Monarchical State of Montblanc and San Joan was going to be changed, again. On June 6, 2011, the Parliament speaker, Isabel Rojas, officially announced that Montblanc was going to be part of the Berinese Confederation, and the Parliament, along with the Montblanc government and legislature, were going to be changed by a divided legislature, based on Ministries. The ministers were going to be the parliament members, and after them they would be elected. The Berinese Confederation, or most properly Berinese Empire, now claims the territory of Venezuela, Guyana and Colombia.
Government and politics
The montblancqi government had a semi-absolute monarchy or semi-constitutional monarchy. The Protector, formelly called King, was Ricardo of Oviedo-Garbiso, the prime minister was Juan de Arimatea and the speaker of the parliament is Isabel Rojas. The Protector, as a semi-constitutional monarchy, had limitated power. For example, if the protector wanted to change the colours of the flag, or add an element to the Greater Coat of arms, he could, but, if he wanted to change a law of the constitution, he had to show the changes he wants to the parliament and this last one will vote for it. If the parlament sayd no, then the law will not be changed. The prime minister has the obligation of direct the president of the parliament.
The royal family, from the house of Oviedo-Garbiso, have, thanks to the protector Ricardo I, been in charge of the Holy Dussesh Empire and The Grand Duchy of Luftchen-Vadenburg, Montblanc and since June 2011, of the Berinese Confederation.
- His Majesty, Ricardo I of Oviedo-Garbiso, Protector of Montblanc
- Her Highness, Runa María I of Oviedo-Garbiso, Princess of Manú
The parliament, called officially Parliament of San Alejandro or Sanalejandrian Parliament, had eight members including the president, Carlos Piñeda. The structure of the parliament was secret and the members were confidential.
The Free Monarchical State of Montblanc and San Joan was divided in two Greater Provinces (in spanish: Gran Provincia), the bigger one, Montblanc, and the smaller one, San Joan. The greater provinces are divided in Provinces (in spanish: Provincia), in total, Montblanc had nine provinces:
- San Alejandro Province, in the Greater Province of Montblanc.
- Sur del Lago Province, in the Greater Province of Montblanc.
- Dánae Primero Province, in the Greater Province of Montblanc.
- Nueva Argentina Province, in the Greater Province of Montblanc.
- Jardines Province, in the Greater Province of Montblanc.
- Batallas Province, in the Greater Province of San Joan.
- Yaracuy Province, in the Greater Province of San Joan.
- Emperadores Province, in the Greater Province of San Joan.
- Manzanares Province, in the Greater Province of Montblanc.
Automatically recognized states
The Protector of Montblanc has the power to decide which macronation, partially recognized state or micronation Montblanc can recognize, and according to the 2011 plane, this are:
- Republic of Molossia, since May 25, 2011
- Republic of Kosovo, since May 25, 2011
- Republic of Abkhazia, since May 26, 2011
- Federal Republic of St.Charlie, since May 26, 2011
- Principality of Sealand, since May 26, 2011
- Republic of China (Taiwan), since May 28, 2011
- Catalonia as Independent State, since June 3, 2011
- Federal Republic of Germany, since June 4, 2011
Micronations recognized by Montblanc with a treaty
Non recognized states
Just as the protector selects the recognized macronations and micronations, the non-recognized states are elected by the parliament.
- Holy Dussesh Empire, since May 27, 2011. Abdicated in May 29, 2011, reentablished the same day.
- Republic of Ultamiya, in May 28, 2011. Abdicated in June 1, 2011.
- Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in May 28, 2011. Abdicated the same day.
The Homosexuality trivia
With the declaration of independence in May 25, 2011, the recently entablished Parliament of San Alejandro dicted the new bases of the montblancqi society. The first constitution, created by the parliament, dicted that (Article 38, About the Homosexuality) "The sexual orientation in the Kingdom of Montblanc and San Joan in free to choose. The declared homosexuals can; enter in the Royal Army (G.R.), the National Police (P.N.), the Regional Police (P.R.) and Armed Montblancqi Forces (FF.AA.M.) but cannot enter in the Secret Guard (GS) or Royal Navy (M.R.). This statutes, according to the Constitution of the Kingdom of Montblanc and San Joan, are going to be acomplished in the Nine (9) provinces. Every kind of discrimination public or private is ilegal and must be reported". Article 39, About The Same-Sex Unions and Marriage: "The same sex unions and marriage are forbbiden, are ilegal in the nine (9) provinces, and it will not be recognized by the government just as the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and every kind of actions related to the Same-Sex Unions or Same-sex Marriage will not be tolerated. The sentence will be elected by the parliament". The problem was, that in May 28, the montblancqi Minister of Media and activist, Fabián Andrés Zapatero, (openly homosexual) protested against the Article 39; aclaring that he was "not especting to marriage another gay", but was "stupid to have that law" and was a "clear way to show the homophobia of the parliament". Zapatero, who was acused of being "anticonstitutionalist" and a "flag hater" retracted his statements but affirmed still supporting the same-sex unions and marriage in Montblanc. In August 2011, the candidate members of the parliament, I. Manzoeri and A. Araujo declared to support the same-sex unions, and expecting to be a vote in favor of the Homosexual Civil Unions. In May 31, with the government change, the homosexuality in all the defence corps was declared legal, just as the same-sex unions, but not marriage.