| NottaLotta Acres |
Better Loved Ye Cannot Be, NottaLotta Acres (traditional)
|Kansas, North America |
|Official language(s)||American English|
|Official religion(s)||Christian (unofficial)|
|- Sovereign||Pope Pompous the Last|
|- Secretary Secretariat||Son III|
|- Chancellor||Son IV|
|Established||April 26, 2008|
|Area claimed||10 acres|
|Time zone||UTC -5|
NottaLotta Acres is an Anglophone, American micronation. Located in the state of Kansas, NottaLotta Acres has declared sovereignty but not independence from the United States. Notable features of the land include a six-foot deep pond, several acres of open pasture, and the highest point for 16 miles, a 60-foot silo. It is home to a single family of four, which constitutes the entirety of its permanent population. The government has taken several forms over the years, the current system being a Stratocracy which is run by the Papacy.
The government of NottaLotta Acres is directed by Pope Pompous the Last. Pope Pompous declared himself the head of state in 2009, and is in ultimate command of the military and the government, appointing persons to fulfill administrative positions as he sees fit, including the two departments of government.
Department of State
The Department of State is the NottaLottan department responsible for international relations of NottaLotta Acres, equivalent to the foreign ministries of other countries. The Department was created on May 28th, 2011 as a replacement for the now defunct High Office of Legal Intercession & Cabinet.
The Department operates the diplomatic missions of NottaLotta Acres abroad and is responsible for implementing the foreign policies of NottaLotta Acres and NottaLottan diplomatic efforts.
The Department is led by the Secretary of State, who is appointed by the Pope. The current Secretary of State is Son III of NottaLotta Acres. The Secretary of State is the first official in the order of precedence and in the Papal line of succession.
Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior is the department of the NottaLottan government responsible for the management of land and natural resources, and the administration of programs relating to immigration, foreign visitors and guests, national security, territorial affairs, and to insular areas of the United States.
The Department is administered by the Secretary of the Interior. The current Secretary is Son IV.
TerritoryOn August 17th, 2006, the oligarchical family purchased ten square acres of a privately owned tract of land in Kansas, and has since settled and declared it sovereign territory. This remains the sole, territorial home of NottaLotta Acres, and is therefore the object of all governmental business. In 2009, a small pond a short distance away was discovered to be an exclave of NottaLotta Acres, and was promptly annexed.
Conscription is allowed by the Constitution, but only in the event of a lack of personnel within the military so that operations are hindered; however, no person is to serve in the military against their own free will.
The NottaLottan Army is comprised of infantry, artillery, and armored vehicles; with three personnel permanently holding these positions, it is the main defense force of the nation. Armed with lethal, less than lethal, and non-lethal weaponry, training exercises and actual deployment require the Army to be constantly standing, with the Chancellor presiding.
While many of the details about the NLA Army are considered classified, it has been publicly stated that the NLA Army will accept ammunition mostly in .177 caliber, as well as shotgun ammunition in 12, 20, and 410 gauges.
Recent deployment has mainly consisted of lethal force against predator infestations, a veritable plague to NottaLotta Acres.