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Keep the faith
ᛒᛖᚹᚪᚱᛏ ᛞᛖ ᛏᚱᚼ
Bewart de Trau
A Mighty Fortress is Our God
ᚩᚾ' ᚠᚪᛥᛖ ᛒᚢᚱᚷ ᛁᛋ ᚼᛋᛖᚱ ᚷᚩᛞ
On' vaste Burg is auzer God
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (during Advent)
|Official language(s)||West Germanic, English, German|
(Evangelical Presbyterian Church of the Saxon Empire)
|Short name||Saxon Empire|
|Government||Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system|
|- Emperor||King Penda II|
|- Co-Emperor||Princep Paradox|
|- Type||- Unicameral|
|- Number of seats||- TBA|
|Established||29th Second Yule 2262|
18th January 2012
|Patron saint||Guthlac of Crowland|
The Saxon Empire (West Germanic: ᛋᚪᛉᚱᛇᚳᛖ Zaxraicze, [ˈzaksraɪtʃə]) is an imperial state of the Holy Empire of New Israel and a confederation of Germanic-affiliated nations from around the world governed by an Imperial Council. The Emperor is King Penda II, who resides in the founding constituent nation of the Kingdom of West Germania. Each constituent nation is entitled to its own government and monarchy, maintaining autonomy aside from imperial law, and may nominate some politicians to sit on the Imperial Council. Constituent nations are expected to promote Germanic culture, adopting West Germanic as a national language and allowing their citizens access to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of the Saxon Empire. The Saxon Empire is part of the Runic Union.
Etymology and principles
The empire is named after the ancient confederated Anglo-Saxon tribes (Angles, Jutes and Saxons) that colonised England and also the Saxons that inhabited northern Germany. The Saxon Empire presents itself as the true modern-day continuation of these tribes' realms, language, culture and religion. The Vikings are also a key influence due to their integration with Saxon society. Modern England is generally viewed as corrupted by Normans and mediaeval Roman Catholicism, yet Germanic descent still exists and has spread across many regions of the world. Those declaring enclaves of the Saxon Empire are returning to a traditional (but modernised) culture and adopting the West Germanic language, a descendant of Anglo-Saxon with little lexical pollution (sound changes are applied based on German and Dutch evolution). Norse Christianity embraces the syncretic nature of rural Germanic beliefs before conversion by the sword. Although a racial basis is present in the name, this is for cultural continuity and the Empire is not racially supremacist or exclusive. It stands, nevertheless, for the fusion of diversity into coherent monoculturalism rather than multiculturalism: while a Germanic cultural foundation is expected as a unifying Saxon force, constituent nations' unique features are welcomed.
The concept of a Saxon Empire began as an idea of King Penda II, the King of West Germania, out of Germanic nationalism. West Germania was a Nemkhav state, but its cultural ambition and conservative policies were increasingly incompatible with the changeable federation ruled by a Communist coalition with liberal values and especially because of a primary Nemkhav national identity separate to the West Germanic one. Nemkhavia was, however, an ideal community and West Germanic politicians supported Marka Mejakhansk, Samuel Krimmer and Lucas Campos in particular. An alternative long-term option was a union with Valnor. The third state to become involved was Vian, the nation of Nemkhav president Samuel Krimmer, when he proposed leaving Nemkhavia. Valnor eventually withdrew from negotiations, leaving King Penda II and Samuel Krimmer (Duke Sighere) as founders and co-emperors. Vian became Stonland as part of its transition to a culturally Germanic nation.
Factors leading to West Germanic nationalism include the so-called 'domino effect' with the departures of Berin, Pristinia and Koss, with which West Germania had a good relationship and the changeability of the Federation: the Conservative Party was weakened considerably by the growth of the Vanguard for Freedom, Marka Mejakhansk's resignation and the loss of Yurtyzstan's vote, leaving the hardline Germanic state with little hope of political expansion. At the time of West Germania's withdrawal, Nemkhavia was becoming an increasingly left-wing-aligned nation and attitudes towards drugs are an example of one of the key frustrations. Discussions with Harshvardhan (Aryavart Empire) about restoration of Indo-European tradition and fellow Germanicist King Sweyn (Kingdom of Theodia) accelerated the development of the new empire.
In the weeks of preparation for his withdrawal from Nemkhavia, King Penda defined his ideology in the Shepherds of the Nation party, outlining a more authoritarian, pro-state government and cultural renewal. He also pledged to support the Crannist movement started by Domanglian Darkovar Neconstantianeski and began to voice his sometimes controversial political views more among other micronations.
The Church of the North played a role in the foundation of the Empire, with both Penda and Sighere upholding Norse Christianity and helping the unification of Stonland and West Germania. Later on, Iskwania would join. However, on the 4th of June, 2012, Stonland left the Empire to join St.Charlie, with Duke Sighere appointing Pandora Paradox as his successor. Two months later, two new nations joined the Saxon Empire, one of them being the Kingdom of Domanglia, which replaced King Urokah's other nation, the United Principality. On 27th August 2012 Iskwania willingly annexed into the Saxon Empire to become the Colony of East Germania, which later was disbanded. In February 2013 Iskwania was refounded under the name Tavadia and joined the Saxon Empire.
The following nations are integrated into the Saxon Empire and subject to imperial laws, but are free to maintain their own legal system, monarchy and government. As such, they are semi-autonomous.
|Constituent nation||Capital||Head of state||Ruling party|
|Kingdom of West Germania||York (Everwaicz)||King Penda II||Shepherds of the Nation|
|Principality of Prussia||Regis Castrum||Prince Justin I||No overall control|
|Principality of Tavadia||New Gimli||Princep Paradox|
The following nations are observer states. They are not integrated into the Empire and are not subject to imperial laws, having no right to ratify laws. However, they are traditionally supportive and sympathetic to the cause of the Empire, and enjoy similar support from the Empire.
|Constituent nation||Capital||Head of state||Ruling party|
|Empire of Kleinebayern||Entrance Arch||Jaceb Kilpatrick||NKPK|
The Runic Union comprises the associated states of the Saxon Empire, which do not form part of the Saxon Empire, but uphold Germanic tradition. King Penda II is the Lord Protector of the Runic Union.
|Saxon Empire||King Penda II & Princep Paradox|
|Kingdom of Theodia||King Sweyn I|
The Empire also maintains foreign relations with various other nations, with a particular goal of reaching out to more conservative ones, which are often marginalised in the community.
|Federal Republic of Havnesgade-Amager||Alliance|
|Free Pristinian Republic||Alliance|
The people of the Saxon Empire are called Saxons. The population is entirely immigrant, as no native Saxons have yet been born, yet is predominantly Caucasian. The overall life expectancy across the Empire at birth is 79.8 years.
Christianity is the official religion of the Saxon Empire and has great influence on its culture. However, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church is still trying to broaden its appeal. Christianity is the principal faith followed, but a large number of the population is agnostic and a minority atheist, according to surveys.
West Germanic is the national language and one of three official languages, although English (the second official language) is that used in government proceedings and everyday life by most citizens. An effort is being made to produce more materials for the learning of West Germanic to promote a national identity. Some citizens are gradually acquiring the language. It is a planned language, derived from Old English and following strict policy to reduce foreign influence. It is closely related to Dutch and German and designed to be understood at least partially by speakers of these languages. It is hoped that West Germanic will increase the Saxon Empire's appeal to other Germanic nations.
Saxon culture is heavily influenced by historical Germanic tradition without denying modern innovation, but lamenting the loss of a sense of national pride. Each of the constituent nations are expected to have their own unique cultural traits, but are united by common Saxon ones. A key force in maintaining the unity is Norse Christianity, whose striking symbolism features even in secular life. The Empire is keen to restore ancient forms of poetry, including alliterative verse, storytelling and music. Common religious festivals are celebrated throughout the Empire, the most popular being Yule (including Christmas), Ewemilk and Easter.
At the heart of Saxon values are the Prussian virtues, equality (such as gender equality) and conservatism against modern liberal values (the Saxon Empire, for example, will not tolerate recreational drugs other than caffeine and alcohol).
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