|Kingdom of Norlund|
Flag of Norlund
Norlish Coat of Arms
• Prime Minister
• Federal Council
|Elected by the citizenry|
Norlund (/Nɔːrlʊnd/ or /Nəʊrlund/), officially the Kingdom of Norlund, is a sovereign country in the Western Hemisphere of CivReign. It is a constitutional monarchy. Norlund is popularly known for its friendliness toward new players, its large population, its direct democracy, its good builds, and its established culture. Norlund has existed on numerous earlier civ-servers such as on TheRealmsMC as Norlund (TheRealmsMC), CivEx and CivRealms as Norlund.
At the SOTW, various pre-formed exploration groups headed Northwards, spreading out as they did so. One group consisting of BernOfSanders, MaiNai, MadBaronOfUrga, ImmortalKitten, and DogeOfBRCM found a large jungle and beach in the centre of the map before moving further North across the ocean. However this group encountered nothing else accept for open sea and a large glacier.
Another exploration team led by JPM_Stalin made landfall in the North-West and discovered the picturesque land of Squidward Lake. After conferring with the other team trapped on the glacier, it was agreed to set up camp there.
After a few days in the makeshift camp at Squidward Lake, it was decided to pack up and move to a more favourable location that was found by Simpology on a North-Western island. It was here that Kannin was officially founded.
Since then, national efforts have focused on building up Kannin, mining for valuable ores and farming.
The Canton Commission Fiasco
Immediately upon the foundation of the Commission in March 2023, the divisions among the Commission's members were plain to see. Over a year before the SOTW, an unelected provisional government was formed and set about writing a constitution for the kingdom. Some of the more influential members of the provisional government, saw Cantons as the sole reason for CivRealms Norlund's problems and sought to curb the power and autonomy of any future cantons on the new server. The prevailing view in this group therefore, (Referred to from now on as the King's Group), was that Cantons were to be unnamed, equally sized and practically powerless, "economic units" with the central government having almost total control of Cantonial governments.
However, the majority view of those outside of the Council (refeerred to as the Canton Group) who were appointed to the committee was that Cantons should remain the same as, or extremely similar, to those of CivRealms. Members such as Groxlord argued that the problem on Realms was not cantonial autonomy, but the recruitment of large, pre-established groups into Norlund (ala Ansgar) with no attempt to integrate them.
With the two groups fiercely opposed to one another and largely unwilling to compromise, the Commission soon turned argumentative and very little progress was achieved. By the climax of the fiasco, both sides were openly aggressive.
By the end of the week, the Commission had achieved nothing. No Cantons were set up, a member left the Commission (and the Nation as a whole) and the entire process stalled. This lead to general inactivity and prominent members of the nation leaving.
The Yellow Revolution
In April 2023, a constitutional crisis erupted in the Kingdom. With the Federal Election fast approaching, several members had noticed the conspicuous absence of King. Chat logs showed that he had not been active in Norlund for nearly a month. As per the Constitution, all elections had to be called by the King, but due to his absence the elections had still not been called with two days until the deadline. Many presumed that the King was simply busy with personal matters, but soon DMs with the king were leaked, showing that the King was inactive and had no wish to become active. As a means to get the King's attention and to revive a Kingdom that was slowly slipping into inactivity, a mock Civil War was announced with members roleplaying as various different factions and engaging in PvP for entertainment. In addition, the infamous "Piss Dog" gif that was banned by the King was used widely at this time, in an attempt to get the King's attention, with the gif giving the Revolution its name.
Once the fun was over and the "civil war" had ended, it was brought to light that the King once again had no wish to interact with the server, calling the civil war "toxic".
Soon after the King publicly announced his resignation. As per the constitution, the monarch powers would only be transferred throught a vote in the House of Commons. The king controversially muted the Speaker (which paralysed House business and the election of his successor), citing toxicity, and removed emojis and invite links. Later that same day, Groxlord was elected by the House as a temporary Regent to manage the server while the Monarch election is underway.
The Monarch election was held on the 26th April and John Wolftale was elected as Norlund's new King. Not long after this, however, Civreign died and Norlund has entered hibernation. The Provisional Government has been restored under a new PM after the departure of BernOfSanders and the whole citizenry awaits a new server for Norlund to begin afresh on.
In February 2023, the Fifth Constitution of the Kingdom of Norlund was approved by the House of Commons (see below.) Shortly afterwards, MadBaronOfUrga was elected as the new Speaker of the House.
The following month, the first elections to the Federal Council of the New Kingdom were held. Once all the votes were counted the results were as follows:
Prime Minister: TrolStein_PT
Minister of Foreign Affairs: JPM_Stalin
Minister of the Interior: Joadgr
Minister of Economy: BernOfSanders
In April 2023, amid the backdrop of the Yellow Revolution, the second elections to the Federal Council were held.
Once all the votes were counted the results were as follows:
Prime Minister: BernOfSanders
Minister of Foreign Affairs: TrolStein_PT
Minister of the Interior: Imic
Minister of Economy: John Wolftale
The Fifth Constitution of the Kingdom of Norlund: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nR_glYw66oA18u2Y-r2PxssFUP5HdpTP7cIr10_pX4w/
Due to the current wilderness that Norlund and several other Reign refugee nations find themselves in, the government has reverted back to that of an unelected Provisional Government until the time comes for a new server.
In March 2023, a Canton Commission was formed by the King and Prime Minister to explore what territory will be allocated to groups looking to establish a Canton. However, the Commission was dissolved after less than a month due to severe infighting.
The CivReign Beta
At SOTW, Norlund sent out several explorers to uncover and survey the far north for a good place to settle. Norlund first established a settlement in the icy North, named after Norlund's old capital Kannin. In addition to this, a search party sent south in search of good farmland established a temporary base camp known as the "Southern Settlement", alternatively in different Norl dialects as "Karlstantinople" and later renamed "Gülhäfn" (Gül). The Norls quickly realised, after several raids, that Kannin was in an area that was open and difficult to defend. Coupled with the fact that crop growth rates proved to be dire, the nation decided to move Southwards. However, some Norls decided to remain at this settlement in hopes of forming a Canton, renaming the town "Ninnak."
Meanwhile, a good island was found to the south west of Ninnak, and it was decided that this would be where the new Kannin would be built.
Kannin would soon flourish, becoming one of the best-built cities on the server, with other settlements soon springing up.
By the end of the server's beta there were four cantons established by the Constitution, namely:
Kannin- With its namesake capital on its namesake island, Kannin was the beating heart and administrative centre of Norlund during the beta. Kannin city consisted of the harbour, administration and finance sectors of the nation. Kannin also had territory on the continental mainland consisting of smaller settlements and farmland.
Electoral representative: TheGreatUniter
Drengrfold- Run by the Angry Germans, Drengrfold officially consisted of the Northern tundra, the Gülhäfn area and the island of Sneedhaven. Despite this, the de facto capital of the Canton was the Angry German Company Headquarters on Kannin island. In addition to their cantonial territory, the AGC also established various company territories such as Osnatharn on the southern coast of the mainland and the Bananaland canal in the Southeast. The former was not without controversy, however.
Electoral representative: MadBaronOfUrga
Ninnak- Run from its namesake capital, Ninnak consisted of the northernmost tundra of Norlund around the area first settled by the nation.
Electoral representative: JPM_Stalin
Vestgard: Run from Sussy Island, Vestgard was the Westernmost Canton of Norlund consiting of the aforementioned island and Norlund's Western peninsula.
Electoral representative: Kruemmelspalter