Decree of Universal Recognition

The Decree of Universal Recognition (Hellenic: Διάταγμα της Καθολικής Αναγνώρισης tr. Diátagma tis Katholikís Anagnórisis; Latin: Edictum Universi Agnitionis) is a decree issued in 1543 by Romulus IV in Thrakios granting universal recognition to all foreign noble titles residing within the realm of the Kingdom of Thrakios. It also set up the capability for future nobility to reside in the nation and be recognized as aristocracy, provided they could provide some sort of proof such as a ring, seal, or letters patent. Barring that, a special investigation could be called up on behalf of the claimant to independently verify their birth. The original intention of this document was to extend recognition to the residing families when the city surrendered and agreed to become a vassal kingdom of the Hellenic Empire. In recent years, it has been used to extend refuge to displaced former monarchs and other nobility, allowing them to seek recognition for their titles and reside in Thrakios.