|National Flag (Symbols)|
| National Anthem:|
Democracy, Brotherhood, Peace
|Official languages|| English, Nemkhav,|
five others co-official
|–President|| Marka Mejakhansk|
|–Prime Minister|| None |
|-Type|| de jure Bicameral|
de facto Unicameral
|– Foundation of the nation||31st July 2009|
|– Resecession from Egtavia||5th June 2011|
|Area claimed||pending survey|
|Currency||1 Mark (ℳ) = 50 Pent (ϱ)|
|Time zone||CNT, EST|
|Country code||nkh, nk|
|Internet TLD||.nkh (main)|
|Drives on the||Varies|
|Date formats|| Gregorian calendar, Old Icelandic Calendar (West Germania)|
Nemkhavia [IPA: /nɛmˈkʰaviˌjɐ/ or /nɛmˈxaviˌjɐ/] (Irish: "Nemcabh", Nemkhav: "Nemkhavija", Basque: "Emcavia", Latinised as "Nemkavie", Xylphika: "Nemħavia"), officially known as the Nemkhav Federation, is has in its history been a transcontinental nation located in north-west Europe and North America. It is a federal presidential republic composed of many different types of micronations, termed "states". It has been historically bordered by five macronations, the Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada and the United States of America. It is the inheritor of the legacy of the Nemkhav States, the first of which was founded on July 31, 2009. It is the second incarnation of the Nemkhav Federation, the first having existed in late 2009. It identifies itself as an "in-depth political/social simulation", rather than a fully developed secessionist movement.
Nemkhavia has been a micronation of note since late 2009, when it rose to prominence as an advocate of Socialism and Communism. Along with other large socialist nations of the era, it established and played a prominent role in the unofficial "Leftist Bloc". Under the title of Socalist Federal Republic of Nemkhavia, it came an independent base of left ideas, sometimes in stark contrast with the other large Socialist nation of the time, Erusia. This was often compared to the relationship between Yugoslavia and the USSR, resulting in broad political and cultural similarities between Nemkhavia and Yugoslavia to arise; whether this was intentional or not is not known.
Nemkhavia is a moderately sized territorial micronation, claiming mainly private property scattered across Europe and North America. In the modern age, it is generally seen as an "elder-nation", despite its relatively young age in comparison to some other prominent micronations. It is famed for its incorruptibility and fairness. In late 2010, it was revealed that Nemkhavia had been following the "fantasy" path of micronationalism, which was at the time and to many degrees still is regarded unfavorably within the community, mainly due to incidents like those with Erusia, Camuria and the SUNP. However, the reformed Nemkhavia managed to gradually rebuild its standing in the community over time.
Under the leadership of Marka Mejakhansk up until the November 2011 Nemkhav Presidential Elections, the Federation and its predecessors have followed his "Policy of Peaceful Existence" - a collection of ideals and laws that have seen Nemkhavia mediate many disputes and generally shy away from any so-called "military" conflict. Under this policy, the Federation has promoted peace above all things and abhors violence of all kinds unless in absolute self-defence, and even this is heavily regulated. Currently, Nemkhavia does not even possess a Defense Force, although one may be created later on, operating under the principles of the Mejakhansk Doctrine.
In its time, Nemkhavia has been a prominent part of many micronational organisations, including the Organisation of Active Micronations, the Grand Unified Micronational and, the disbanded Inter-Micronational Union. Nemkhavia is well-regarded by the member nations of the IMU, and so it happened that in late June 2011, Nemkhav First President, Marka Mejakhansk was also elected President of the IMU.
Nemkhavia is the anglicised form of Nemkhav Nemkhavija, or Nemcavhija. The name originates in the Nemkhav mythology| of Nemed, who is regarded as the pre-historic hero who brought the Nemkhav people from the deepest Caucasus to the shores of the island of Ireland.
As a demonym, the generally accepted term is Nemkhav. This applies both to the adjective (as in "This is typical of Nemkhav cuisine") as well as the noun ("He is a Nemkhav"). The term Nemkhavian is also accepted for the adjective only ("This is typical of Nemkhavian cuisine"), however it is incorrect to be used as a noun.
Concepts loosely similar to that of a micronation came to the nations founder and current President, Marka Mejakhansk, as early as May 2009, when he simulated a nation for a short while in order to give reactions to world events. All documents from this era have been lost, except for a few remnants that may appear in past revisions of Nemkhav-related articles on the old MicroWiki. This concept may not have constituted a micronation, and may be regarded as slightly non-serious or off-beat, but this is what inspired Mejakhansk to dabble into micronationalism, which he learned of a few months later.
Imperial Republic of Nemkhavia
The Imperial Republic of Nemkhavia was the first, short-lived incarnation of the Nemkhav nation. Being named Nemarkia for an extremely short period of time, it was soon renamed Nemkhavia in order to better represent Nemkhav mythology. This nation was the first state to officially represent the Nemkhav people. However, it was soon decided that the Nemkhav nation should reform into a democratic state, and so the first Nemkhav Federation was born.
Around this time, Nemkhavia transitioned into a fantasy nation, in order to better simulate democratic process despite the population being comparatively low in real life. This period of Nemkhav history is regarded with mixed feelings today, and is looked back upon sometimes regretfully, sometimes nostalgically.
The Mejakhansk Revelations
In mid 2010, an even occurred that shook Nemkhavia and its very existence. The fact that all Nemkhav states succeeding the Imperial Republic had been so-called Fantasy nations was revealed. This revelation was devastating to the credibility of Nemkhavia and its leader, and its immediate and long term future came into doubt as many struggled to understand the reasoning behind the move.
Mejakhansk admitted his deception and stated that he would "bear the costs" for it. As this was in the time of the Lethler Dossier scandal, the community was scarcely in the mood for another deception.
The now-weak Nemkhavia was spared from an early demise by the leadership of the Most Glorious People's Republic of A1, who accepted Nemkhavia as a Protectorate, as Marka Mejakhansk took on the role of General Officer Commanding A1 Defence Force. It existed for a short time as part of A1, taking an active part in the affairs of the micronation until, after a matter of weeks, Nemkhavia was to be independent again.
Empire of Nemkhavia
The next independent form of Nemkhavia was the Empire. Having decided on independence, the long-time Nemkhav leader adopted the style Patrick Marka II and led the short lived Empire as it struggled to regain the respect of the other members of the community. The Emperor used this time in independence to repair Nemkhavia's relations as best he could, and the Empire took an active role in the affairs of the community, voicing its opinions again as it once had, but this time doing so completely free of any uncertainty as to its make-up.
Egtavian Overseas Territory of Nemkhavia
In January 2011, Mejakhansk made the decision to merge Nemkhavia into the Republic of Egtavia, with he himself taking up a newly created position in the Egtavian Government after the "January Revolution of 2011. Nemkhavia was given overseas territory status. It took up a quiet but effective role in local politics.
The Second Nemkhav Federation, July-October
In June 2011, after just over five months in Egtavia, Marka Mejakhansk and Nemkhavia decide to part from Egtavia and return to independent status. After much consideration, it was decided that the Nemkhav Federation of 2009 would be brought back to life. In a ceremony that took place in Nemkhavia's Novomir Province in Germany, Mejakhansk signed the documents which brought legal force to the new Federation and acknowledged it as the legal heir to the blue-flag legacy.
The first major boost to the newfound Federation came in June 2011, with the admission of the Republic of Koss into the Federation. Its leader, Lucas Campos, immediately rose to prominence as one of the President's chief advisors. Another prominent citizen of Koss, Isabela Mello, was appointed as the Federation's first Prime Minister.
On 16 July 2011, the Nemkhav Federation Government made a bold decision in admitting the Kingdom of Pristinia into the Federation, led by controversial micronationalist Sebastian Linden. After a campaign by President Mejakhansk and King Sebastian, the latter was unbanned from MicroWiki and allowed to properly carry out his duty as Nemkhav Minister for Technology.
On 22 July 2011, Vian joined Nemkhavia as the Kingdom of Vian, one of the precursor Governments to the modern Nation-State of Vian. Its monarch, Samuel I, was appointed to the position of Minister of Infrastructure and Representative to the House of Territories, and immediately began to work on projects such as zoning and building regulation.
On September 17th 2011 the Republic of Berin was admitted into the Federation, nearly doubling the national population. A few days later in the month, however, a rebellious movement had started within the citizens of Berin, but the matter was resolved quickly with 10m of land being ceded to the Montblanci rebels.
In September 2011, J.J. Hakimoto, interim Supreme Potenate of Yurtyzstan, inquired with Samuel I on the possiblity of Yurtyzstan joing the Federation. It went to the Nemkhav government but was never pursued. Later in the month they officially applied and were accepted on 25 September 2011.
During mid October 2011 Alex Whitmarsh, President of the Union of South London Soviet Socialist Republics, decided to have the USLSSR join either the Nemkhav Federation or the Zealandian Commonwealth. Later, in October it was decided that the USLSSR would join Nemkhavia, and they applied. On November 1st the motion carried and they were accepted. Later it became know as the Lewisham Democratic Republic. Around the same time as the USLSSR,the Republic of Norovia applied as well. They were accepted just a day after the USLSSR. Later in November, a flurry of controversy, condemnations and insults proceeded the departure of the Republic of Berin, later to be called Faryar, from the Federation.
On November 21st, 2011 the November 2011 Nemkhav Presidential Elections concluded with Samuel Krimmer winning the elections by 1 Electoral Vote. This is the first time Marka Mejakhansk has not led the Federation since its inception in 2009.
On January 15th, 2012 the Grand Duchy of Koss also declared independence due to the desire of the population to create an independent Grand Duchy. Three days later, the Nation-State of Vian and the Kingdom of West Germania declared independence to form the Saxon Empire.
In November 2012, the Federation returned to its original size with the departure of Lewisham and Eragia. Marka Mejakhansk, who had been taking a back-seat role in the Federation's politics for some time, re-assumed the Presidency as the last citizen.
Government and politics
Nemkhavia is a federal presidential republic in which has a President as Head of State and a Prime Minister as Head of Government. Each Republic of the Federation has the opportunity to elect its own Heads of government. Each Monarchy being on equal terms with each Republic but higher than Provinces, they choose there leaders by local custom, and the only leader to take a title other than king was Samuel Krimmer, who took the title Caesar. Provinces are given the permission to elect a Governor, and all territories with a permanent population may vote in Federal Elections.
Executive authority is vested in the President of the Nemkhav Federation. The President determines the overall direction of the Federation's foreign and domestic policy and is the commander-in-chief of the National Militia if/when it is called to service. He/she signs bills into law, can refer them for reconsideration and appoints all cabinet positions and other national officers. The President is elected by universal suffrage in elections held annually, and there is currently no limit on how many terms a President can serve. The current President of the Federation is Marka Mejakhansk, Chancellor of Novomir.
Legislative authority is vested in the Federal Assembly of Nemkhavia. The Assembly contains, de jure, two Houses - the House of Territories and the House of Representatives. The former is made up of all the Leaders of the Federation's various constituent nations (Monarchs, Prime Ministers, Governors etc.), with the latter being made up of elected Representatives from each of the constituent nations. The Federal Assembly holds the power to impeach the President, thus causing an election, the power to declare war and the power of the purse. Since the inception of the Federation, there has been only one House in the Federal Assembly, the House of Territories, making the legislature a de facto unicameral body.
The Cabinet of Ministers is the collection of people who make up the various Ministries and Departments of the Federation. These people can come from either house, and the Cabinet generally crosses from one to the other. Thus, the Prime Minister, King or Governor can often be the Representative of one of the Federation Territories.
The Ministers are as follows:
- Prime Minister
- Minister of Economics
- Minister of Public Safety & the Borders
- Minister for Technology
- Minister for Foreign Affairs & Delegate to the GUM
- Minister for Federal Affairs
- Minister for Public Information
The House of Territories consists of as many seats as there are constituent nations within the Federation. All Presidents, Monarchs and Governors are entitled to a seat regardless of which office they hold, and their votes in the House are equal also. This House acts as the true legislative body. It exists to pass legislation on behalf of the Nemkhav People and the Federation.
The House of Representatives is the less powerful of the two Houses of the Federal Assembly as it is made up of direct Representatives of the Nemkhav people. It serves an advisory role at best.
Ministers, Secretaries and other Government officials are appointed by the President.
Judicial authority is vested in the Supreme Court of Nemkhavia. It is the one and only organ which deals with all matters of law and the Federation. Civil Law is the form of law which is enforced in Nemkhavia, and it is the task of the Supreme Court to investigate and prosecute anyone who breaks law in the Federation. Another, very important function of the Supreme Court is the enforcement of the constitution. All legislation can be referred to the Court in order to asses its constitutionality.
Nemkhavia, being a transcontinental micronation, has a geography of the utmostly diverse kind. Climatic zones include maritime temperate, continental temperate and subtropic. Flora and fauna are very diverse, and include the Pristinian squirrel and various types of grass, such as browntop grass and emerald grass.In the Province of Salisara Oriens there is an extremely diverse selection of flaura and fauna.
Nemkhavia being a Federation, it consists of various regional entities. These can exist as one of the following:
- Republic: A Republic elects a Head of Government to represent them in the House of the Territories, and an unspecified number (decided by the Federation Government) of representatives for the House of Representatives. It may (not must) have its own Ministries (except Foreign Affairs) and institutions, as well as electing a small legislature. Political parties for these legislatures may be implemented either by creating a party at a regional level or creating a regional division of an existing federal-level party. Furthermore, they may have their own police force.
- Monarchy: Essentially identical to a Republic, except the President is replaced by a Monarch, who can be chosen in the way customary to the monarchy in question. Also, the legislature may or may not be elected. Although not yet in practice, the definition of Monarchy in Nemkhavia, atleast in the terms of constinuent states, could also be applied to autocarcies or dictatorships.
- Provinces: May elect a Governor, who, if the population of the province in question is too low, may be appointed by the President instead, and who represents the province in the House of the Territories. Provinces may also elect a certain number of Representatives to the House of Representatives, but may not have any further institutions or an independent police force.
The following is a list of territories within Nemkhavia:
|Republic of Novomir||June 5, 2011 (as Central Nemkhav Republic)||Chancellor Marka Mejakhansk||Republic||4|
Law and order
Law and order in the Federation is maintained by two different forces.
The National Police of the Nemkhav Federation is the service which is responsible for Federation-wide law and order. Its officers are stationed in every Republic, and its tasks usually involve keeping the peace on a national scale.
Each State is entitled to have its own police force, which is in charge of all local law and order. Small-time crime is handled by these forces, with the National Police being all call to deal with any activity that threatens the entire Federation. Each State names and controls its own police independently of the Federation Government
The Federation maintains an open and friendly foreign relations policy, having relations with any nations which desire them. It has been known to keep friendships with nations of many different ages and ideology, hardly ever coming into conflict with any. In line with the Policy of Peaceful Existence, the dominant social and political policy of the nation, the Federation prefers to maintain contact with nations for whom war is either legislatively impossible or at least frowned upon. In a political piece written in late 2010, Marka Mejakhansk stated that Nemkhavia "would accept relations with nations which see war as possible, but would encourage these nations to seek and follow peaceful means".
Treaties are not necessary between the Federation and its recognised friends, but they are sometimes made in the interests of good diplomatic practice.
Currently, the nations with whom the Federation has official relations are as follows, in no particular order:
- Republic of Ultamiya
- Wyvern - Treaty
- Juclandia - Treaty
- Federal Republic of St.Charlie - Treaty
- Flatland - Treaty
In addition, the Federation recognises many different nations informally, pending official status. The Foreign Affairs Ministry is headed by J.J Hakimoto, alongside the President of the Federation who also carries out International affairs.
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