|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.
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
Following this, the new Council chose Zamoradin as the Marshal of the Kingdom. In addition, three Judges to the Curia were appointed, those being: Groxlord, Pliwtos and Imperatrick.
The Fifth Constitution of the Kingdom of Norlund: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nR_glYw66oA18u2Y-r2PxssFUP5HdpTP7cIr10_pX4w/
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.
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