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Kingdom of Lusitania
Lusitania
Flag of Lusitania
Coat of Arms of Lusitania
General
LocationApprox. +8000, +4000
DemonymLusitan
National Colors
  Lusitan Wine
  Lusitan Red
Government
GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
Governing documentConstitution
• Monarchs
King Metriximor V
Queen Banyough
• Prime Minister
PCRato06
Formation
Foundation date2 September 2017
Foundation documentRedditPost
Culture
Language
  • Portuguese
  • English
ReligionSecular
IdeologyDemocracy
MottoIn Media Res
Official TimezoneUTC+0
Links
Subreddit/r/LusitaniaCiv
DiscordwKPVCB9

For the other iterations of Lusitania see Lusitania (CivClassic 2.0) or Lusitania (CivRev).

Lusitania (luːsəˈteɪniːə), officially the Kingdom of Lusitania, is a sovereign independent nation in the Southeastern quadrant of CivMC, in the continent of Oriente, bordered to the south by the Medi Sea, the world border to the east, Rozia, Khaganate to the north and Ila'Kyavul to the west.

Lusitania is world famous for its wine production, being very proficient with the Brewery plugin, its pacifism, and the country being heavily inspired on Portugal.

History

First Settlement

Lusitania was settled on the first day of CivMC, posting its claims on the second[1].

The first house of Lusitania was the yellow townhouse that can be found on the southwest peninsula of the mainland of the nation.

With several islands under Lusitan jurisdiction, two new counties were established, those being the county of Olimpia and the county of Cascais. Both islands are similar in format, having one main island with several smaller surrounding islands in its proximity. Both counties have rail access to one another and to the mainland via a domestic underground rail system.

Culture

Due to the location and climate, Bread and Wine is the staple meal eaten in Lusitania, being freely given to any visitors and supplied to its neighbors of Rozia, Khaganate and Greater Duskwood. However, due to Lusitania's portuguese roots, sea food, like Codfish is a very common sight in a fully stocked Lusitan pantry.

Lusitania prides itself in its alcohol production, having produced wine for a long time[2], producing and exporting the world famous Lusitan Wine among a miriad of other alcoholic drinks. The sight of people enjoying a sip of wine is very common in Lusitania.

The Lusitans are proud of their pacifist ways, attempting to solve conflicts through diplomatic means, and in general tend to be hsm and chill to talk to.

Subdivisions

Mainland

Portucale

Provence

The county of Provence is a mountainous region of the mainland of Portucale, that is split in half by the Limena river (see:Geography). The founding lord of Provence was RektTangle, who was declared Lord of Provence on the 14th July 2022[3]. The theme of the county is to have a "Sleepy railside town with monastery and fishing boats down stairs next to a big rail viaduct, Countryside hill sheep farming and cheese and wine making aesthetic. Sandstone and terracotta and cottages and cobble town squares", with a heavy focus on being a rural place, for would be tourists that wish to relax.

Island Territories

Due to the close proximity of both islands to the world border, both Olimpia and Cacais have parts of their island inaccessible. Additionally, part of the islands are also not reinforcable, thereby losing some value in terms of construction.

Olimpia

The county of Olimpia is an island located West of the mainland, with several smaller surrounding islands under its jurisdiction. The current Lord of Olimpia is PCRato06, having established the county on June 6, 2022. The population of Olimpia is steadily growing, with several Lusitan citizens having decided to settle on the island.

The main island is home to a flower biome, enabling the expansion of Olimpia's logging industry. Olimpia also boasts of a carrot farm ~1.000 blocks in area, which supplies the rest of Lusitania with carrots.

Cascais

The county of Cascais is an mountainous island South of the Mainland and Southwest of Olimpia. Cascais also holds within its jurisdiction several surrounding islands, topographically similar to the main island. The current Lord of Cascais is ArtificialDriver, having founded the county on June 6, 2022. The geography of Cascais is very mountainous, with over 30 blocks of amplitude between sea level and the island's highest point. The surrounding islands are largely comprised of granite, adding a red tint to the surrounding area.

Exclaves

Selva

Savannah

Geography

The official map of Lusitania

Bay of Portucale

Rivers

Douro River

Limena River

The Limena river, named by RektTangle, separates the temperate climates of Lusitania from the harsher hotter climates of the east. Its name comes from a combination of the real Lima River and the latin word for "threshold", Limen. The mouth of the Limena River ends in Provence.

Interesting geographical features

Coroa de Picos

Atlas Mountain

Politics and Government

Originally founded as a constitutional monarchy by Metriximor and savalaia, the kingdom has adapted to respond to situations presented to it by Civ, over the years. With the main theme of said changes being more direct democracy to the people and more control of foreign affairs by the monarch.

Citizens are able to propose laws in the House of Commons, where they get voted by all the citizenry. Traditionally these votes are proposed by the incumbent government, but anyone can propose them. If the vote reaches a simple majority, it will either be approved into law by the monarch or vetoed.

Prime Ministers are elected by the citizenry after a brief candidacy period and then appointed by the monarch. They then go on to name people as Ministers of a specific topic to aid them in governing the nation.

Governments of Lusitania

Prime Minister Party Appointed in Ministers
PCRato06PCRato06.png Independent 21st May 2022[4]
PCRato06PCRato06.png Independent 13 July 2022[5]
Interim Government and the first elections

On the 21st of May of 2022[4], the former prime minister of Lusitania[7], DarkDevil2135, left the Lusitania discord, prompting King Metriximor to appoint PCRato06, the then Minister of Economy of Lusitania[7] as the interim Prime Minister, tasked with coordinating the initial settlement efforts in CivMC. Rato kept some of the old government and added new ministers to the cabinet, such as ArtificialDriver. Spurred on by PCRato06, on the 1st of July 2022[8], the King Metriximor announced that elections would be held to form a more legitimate government. PCRato06, Melonist, specificlanguage and AKJanklin presented their candidatures[9] and the elections formerly started at 11:58PM of the 7th of July 2022[10].

Results of the first elections

The elections started with an early lead to specificlanguage however over time they slowly turned around and PCRato06 got the lead and kept it until the end of the elections, where he won with 11 votes, compared to the runner up candidate, specificlanguage, with 7 votes.[5]

PCRato06 has stated that he intends to restructure the constitution of Lusitania and has focused on Economy, Defense, Foreign Policy, The State, Culture and Infrastructure as his main electoral points[9], which were reinforced by his inaugural speech, where he reinforced those wishes and also introduced his re-shuffled cabinet.[6]

International Connections

The first long distance rail line on the server[11], built mostly by banyough and dubbed L Line 2, a reference to the first L Line built in CivClassic 2.0, connects Lusitania and Lambat, with the trip taking 14 minutes and 48 seconds.[12]

There are undergoing plans to connect Lusitania to Danzilona, to connect the L Line 2 to Pavia and Djani'hweh and to connect the L Line 2 to the Copper Line.

Foreign Diplomacy

Lusitania has ties and friendships with many countries, both it's immediate neighbors of Rozia, Khaganate and Greater Duskwood, but also all Medi Sea nations, due to its participation on the Forum of the Medi Sea, and a few other scattered nations throughout the world that have come in some way or form in contact with Lusitania, such as the old friends in Southshire and the more recent friends in Reconstruction Era.

Participation in International Organizations

Signed Treaties


References

  1. https://reddit.com/r/CivMC/comments/v45ke3/kingdom_of_lusitania/: Claims post of Lusitania : Consulted on 13 July 2022
  2. Metriximor (7 March 2018). “The first bottle of Lusitan Wine” – via Discord (#general). Lusitania. Retrieved 11 July 2022.
  3. Metriximor (14 July 2022). “Heya everyone, just wanna announce that @Rekt will be the Lord of the newest Lusitan county of Provence, a mountainous rural monastery southern france-ish themed county where you can chill and brew (and drink) some wine. Rekt's own description of it: Sleepy railside town with monastery and fishing boats down stairs next to a big rail viaduct Countryside hill sheep farming and cheese and wine making aesthetic Sandstone and terracotta and cottages and cobble town squares Thank you and have a nice day 🍷 :ptblob: Wine save Lusitania! 🍷 :lus: :ptblob: PS: annexed is the rough borders of the county” – via Discord (#announcements). Lusitania. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Metriximor (21 May 2022). “Heya everyone, with the sudden departure of SussyMan, Lusitania has been left without a Prime Minister, so in its place @Prime Minister PCRato will become Lusitania's new Prime Minister at least for the foreseeable future where we're setting up for the start of the world in CivMC. Thank you and have a nice day 😄 🍷 :ptblob:” – via Discord (#announcements). Lusitania. Retrieved 13 July 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Metriximor (13 July 2022). “The first elections of Lusitania are over! @Prime Minister PCRato has won the elections with 11 votes, over the second most voted candidate, @specificlanguage Wine save Lusitania! 🍷 :ptblob: :lus:” – via Discord (#announcements). Lusitania. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  6. 6.0 6.1 PCRato06 (14 July 2022). “With the elections having recently been concluded, I would firstly like to thank everyone who has invested their faith in my platform and ideals. I would also like to thank those who voted for other candidates, demonstrating the strength of Lusitania's democracy. I, @Prime Minister PCRato, would like to accept the role of Prime-Minister of the Kingdom of Lusitania on July 14th, 2022, appointed by His Majesty King @Metrix. With the powers invested in the Government by the Lusitan Constitution, I would like to announce the new Government's cabinet: @ArtificialDriver - Minister of Finance @Rekt - Minister of the Interior @(tradespin) cam - Minister of Commerce @Gjum - Minister of Intelligence Not only will I keep the promises I made during my campaign to the best of my abilities, I will soon also be introducing the revision to the Lusitan Constitution, with the goal to streamline, clarify and improve the foundation in which our Kingdom is based upon. I count not only in my cabinet to preform their duty in the further development of the Kingdom, but on my fellow citizens to preform their part and turn Lusitania into a prosperous, free nation! Wine Save Lusitania! Wine Save the People of Lusitania! Wine Save the King and Queen!🍷 -PCRato06” – via Discord (#announcements). Lusitania. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Lusitania (CivClassic 2.0)#Governments of Lusitania : The former government of Lusitania
  8. Metriximor (1 July 2022). “@Citizen Candidatures for the role of @Prime Minister are open for the next 7 days. Head on over to electoral-debate and present your candidature. I recommend you include a brief description of who you are, why you think the role of PM is suited to you and what your plans are, but that's up to each candidate to decide what to include. If there's enough interest in the job (more than 2 people running for it), we will hold elections, otherwise the current government will be considered good for the next foreseeable amount of time. Reminder: the deadline to post your candidature is Friday, July 8, 2022 11:59 PM” – via Discord (#announcements). Lusitania. Retrieved 13 July 2022.
  9. 9.0 9.1 https://reddit.com/r/CivMC/comments/vs1y05/the_lambat_post_local_infra_works_and_lusitan/ : Lambat Post June 26 : Consulted on 13 July 2022
  10. Metriximor (7 July 2022). “@Citizen votes for the first Lusitania general election are open, have fun” – via Discord (#electoral-debate). Lusitania. Retrieved 13 July 2022.
  11. https://civwiki.news/newsletter-07-11#can-we-not-talk-about-politics-anymore : "An internal Lambat-Lusitania line, dubbed “L-Line 2” as a reference to the previous L-Line on CivClassic, was completed, the longest rail line on the server so far." : Consulted on 17 July 2022
  12. banyough (7 July 2022). “The L-Line 2 is done. Thank you Metriximor, Kaprediem, and AKJanklin for helping out! 🛤️ Travel time: 14 minutes 48 seconds (one way) This rail goes from Lusitania to Lambat, vice versa. If you are a nearby nation, feel free to talk to us if you want a connection to the tunnel. We will expand it soon.” – via Discord (#announcements). Lusitania. Retrieved 17 July 2022.