Kaltsburg

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Kingdom of Kaltsburg
Flag
Coat of Arms
General
Location-5659, -1370
DemonymKaltsburger
Activity levelActive
Capital cityKaltstadt
Settlements
National Colors
  Black
  Gold
Government
GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
• King
deyan
Formation
Foundation date18th of August 2018
Preceded by Old Kaltsburg
 Leuven
Culture
LanguageEnglish and German
Links
Discordhttps://discord.gg/8q4sdGCeAM

The Kingdom of Kaltsburg is a monarchy in the Northwest quadrant of the server founded in 2018. It is the third Kaltsburgisch country to exist (preceded by the First Principality and the Kingdom). It was revived in June 2021.

History

Principality

Establishment

First Administrative Map of the Principality of Kaltsburg (Mid 2018)

The First Principality of Kaltstadt.png Kaltsburg was established on the 18th of August, 2018 by deyan. Later joined by nokiababy the two spent a couple of days establishing the country's borders by placing flags, signs and building essential structures in the peninsula. A few days after they were joined by HobbelJesse and TeqhZem. The few spent 3 days removing the Mt. Hafen in the southern part of the peninsula to create space for a port town (Hafenstadt). After establishing contact with the Roman Emperor, Kaltsburg was officially protected militarily by them by treaty. The Romans came to Hafenstadt and built the many factories the town used to have. The Principality was flourishing with big expansions of wheat production, recruitment of new members, construction was booming and the political structure was getting in shape. The Royalist Party Kaltsburg Party PurpleColor.png and the Freedom Party Kaltsburg Party BlueColor.png were established and running for the first elections on the 31st of August. By the Prince's decree, a colony (Neue-Kaltsburg) was established a couple of seas from the mainland with the first settlement Niederburg. Infrastructure (by road and rail) now had connected the entire peninsula. Architecture was very plain and loosely based on 16th century European architecture.

The old town square of Hafenstadt

Fall

During nighttime in Europe (where the majority of citizens lived) a terrorist griefed and destroyed most of the country's infrastructure and essential buildings. Since all members were new and unexperienced, a lot of the buildings were not reinforced and there were no bastions present, therefore the grief was too much for the citizens to handle. By the Prince's decision, citizens gathered their most essential belongings and moved the Neue-Kaltsburg. The Protection from the SPQR was officially over following the migration.

First Kingdom

Rise

The 31st of August concluded the first elections and the Principality was officially elevated by the Prince, following a ceremony with the first Prime Minister nokiababy and the newly elected Prime Minister K_WilhelmII of the Royalist Party. Here the buildings were now twice as big since the country had way more land. The Kingdom was concentrated in Die Hauptstadt, though there was never an official government building present. New members were constantly recruited, peaking at 13 active members. Duchies and Counties such as BonnFlag.png Bonn and Niederburg flag.png Niederburg respectively were established and flourished. Bonn was the industrial powerhouse of the state as it held a lot of factories and an XP farm. Railroads, roads and canals were being constructed. It was at this point that the Kingdom joined the UNC. The domestic political system was reformed turning Parliament into the Royal Council, with appointed nobles from the King.

Former (light yellow) and Current (yellow) lands of Kaltsburg

Decline

Gradually, during October 2018, many of the members stopped playing one by one until almost nobody was active. The Kingdom was officially dissolved by the King in November[1], followed up by the annexation of Neue-Kaltsburg by the Romans following the Ravenna treaty. Long distance between settlements, little player activity overall in the region are some of the causes for this decline.

Revival and establishment of the Second Kingdom

Buildings at Hafenstadt Market Square at night

Following the treaty of Ravenna, the Romans cleaned up the Kaltsburg peninsula, which led the two founding members deyan and nokiababy returning to rebuild the country. With a new,renovated architectural style, more experience with the server and resources from the colony, Kaltsburg's reconstruction officially began on the 5th of December 2018. While the Prince hold some properties in Neue-Kaltsburg (or East Kaltsburg), the territory is now under Roman control with old Kaltsburger citizens appointed as local governors. The Territory may legally seek independence a couple of months in the future, though with the lack of active population that is very unlikely for now.

In April 2019, the Principality underwent a large economic project of turning Hafenstadt into a major trading hub of the region by making a large market square. Several countries have already expressed interest and are on the way to opening their shops. The architectural style of the town has also developed to include a variety of different architectural details and different materials/colors. The Royal Council has been re-established officially and its' first representatives appointed by the Prince. The First Act (Act I - A) has also been signed into law[2] with the aim of banning radical ideologies within the realm.
Fürstliches Platz with the main administrative buildings, Kaltstadt

In May 2019, the Principality experienced a huge population growth, almost doubling its amount since the same time in April. Many new territories were acquired in the former lands of Varsany with the Flag weizenland.png County of Weizenland (later renamed to Nederland) being expanded and the Flag fennland.png Duchy of Fennland and Bonn CoA.png County of Neubonn being established.

Kaltsburg-Leuven

In Mid-Late 2019, the Duchy of Leuven was established and began developing. By that time most citizens of Fennland had quit and Kaltsburg was almost completely abandoned. In February 2020 deyan, as monarch of both nations, merged the two countries to make things more simple. On the 17th of February the Office of Governor of Kaltsburg was established for Kaltsburg to have an active leader in the region as deyan had moved to Leuven.

In June 2021, deyan and nokiababy came back to revive the Kingdom, claiming back the founding territory of Kaltsburg with some extra land in the north (Nordland). Major renovations are taking place.

National Symbols

Flag

The flag is a horizontal 2-color with black on top and gold on the bottom.

Coat of Arms

The coat of arms consists of the Princely coat, held together by the Crown. In front of it a shield with 5 segments. The top-left being the flag of Edelburg (Royal seat in Kaltsburg), Edelschloss (Royal property in East Kaltsburg) and (an upside-down version of) the Kingdom of Forland, which fell under the jurisdiction of Kaltsburg after Forland's king dissolved it. On the top-right, the coat of arms of Bonn, the biggest Duchy in the Kingdom of Kaltsburg, largest population and largest output of produce. On the bottom-left, the coat of arms of Niederburg, the first settlement in the colony and property of one of the first members HobbelJesse. The bottom-right is the old flag of Kaltsburg. In the center a golden lion on a black shield - a symbol of Kaltsburg since its foundation.

Heraldry

All Arms of political entities are handled by the Government. Arms that represent sub-national entities are simply an animal (that represents the given area) on a one-colored shield. In-game however mostly flags are flown as the arms are used in documents and maps out of the game.

Politics

Domestic Politics

Government

Kaltsburg is a Constitutional Monarchy with a Royal Council. The council consists of the King and the highest ranking government official (either elected or by being landed) of each state of the Kingdom.

Administrative divisions of Kaltsburg
Flag Name Capital Leader Type Office
Flag die hauptstadt.png Crownlands Coa kaltstadt.png Kaltstadt deyan Owned by the Crown Permanent
Flag kaltsburg new.png Leuven Coa Kronnstadt.png Kronnstadt deyan Owned by the Crown Permanent
Flag donau-wolden.png Hafenstadt Coa hafenstadt.png Hafenstadt nokiababy Mayorship Elected
Flag weizenland.png Meppen none MerpFish Duchy Permanent
Flag mittelland.png Brüssel none deyan Territory none
Administrative divisions in May 2019

Current Royal Council (Königshof)

The Fourth Royal Council was assembled on the 20th of June 2021. MerpFish was appointed to the council on the 27th of June after becoming Duke of Meppen.

Representing Name Title
Flag kaltsburg new.png Kaltsburg deyan King
Flag donau-wolden.png Hafenstadt nokiababy Mayor
Flag weizenland.png Meppen MerpFish Duke

Foreign Affairs

Kaltsburg was an observer state of the United Northern Congress. The Kingdom has never declared or participated in a war and tried to be friendly with its neighbors. The Romans were considered close allies as they helped the country establish itself by sending many resources and establishing factories, as well as suggesting Kaltsburg joins the UNC. The capital is open to embassies and diplomatic matters are conducted in the Diplomatic Affairs building on the Princely Square. On the 11th of January the Treaty of Hafenstadt was signed, which strengthened the bonds between the SPRQ and Kaltsburg. [3]

On the 14th of December Kaltsburg gained joint-ownership of Tierra de Conciencia's exclave north of Kaltsburg (Nordland) in the Treaty of Kaltstadt.[4] As of June 2021, with the TdC gone, Kaltsburg has fully annexed Nordland.

Kaltsburg is a member of the Council of the Medi Sea.

Economy

Infrastructure

The Kingdom is very well connected by roads which lead to every settlement on the peninsula as well as a rail leading from Kaltstadt to Hafenstadt. Rails also connect the Crownlands with the Westerlands (from Hafenstadt to every town in the Westernlands) A Roman-built railway connects Kaltsburg to Mount Augusta. There is also a direct rail connection with Verona, Varkonia.

The country has constructed underground ocean canals to help travelers pass through the area without having to surround the country.

The main line of Great Overland Railway passes through Nordland and Hafenstadt before proceeding towards Mt. Augusta.

Companies

First Established in Hafenstadt, then after a brief halt to its de facto existence re-established in Kaltstadt. It has since been disbanded since nobody was interested in brewing commercially.

  • Kaltsburg Royal Mapping Company (est. September 2018)

Responsible for domestic political, terrain and infrastructure maps of the Kingdom.

  • Royal Kaltsburg Rail Company (est. October 2018)

Responsible for all of the rail connections of the Kingdom.

Culture

Language

The Royal estate Edelschloss in Augsburg (Neue-Kaltsburg)

German is used for naming settlements, monuments, buildings, roads etc. while English is the most common language Kaltsburgers communicate with.

Architecture

Architecture is based on Baroque European architecture. Stone bricks, stone and stone slabs were the most common materials in buildings along with brick and cobblestone. A very typical element of Kaltsburg's Architecture was the division of floors being shown on the outside by a row of stone slabs placed next to each other, with half of them being on the top of the block they're placed in and the other on the bottom. Roofs are usually covered with terracotta (either Cyan or Light Blue).

In 2019 however a trend of using more colors emerged in whilst constructing the new Hafenstadt market square - materials such as bricks, sandstone and quartz were added to the list of used blocks in towns.

The Architecture in Leuven is closer to Dutch and German compared to the more French style of the Crownlands in the Kaltsburg peninsula. Given Leuven's biome it has made significant use of canal infrastructure both in the urban and rural areas.

Community

Since its foundation, Kaltsburgers had always shared materials with themselves, often in public warehouses in each town. All factories are public as they were owned by the Crown. Citizens were free do to almost whatever they want (as long as they consult with the Prince). In the nation's history the Prince had gone into only one argument with a citizen, which was over a height of a windmill. The argument was resolved rather quickly and there were no grudges held.

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