Grand Duchy of Elde
Motto: "Dux enim omnia"
All for the Duke
|Largest city||Victoria, Grjota|
|Official languages||Sørskandinavien, Ensku (Anglish)|
|Recognized languages||Norðurskandi, Vestslavisk|
|Government||Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy|
• Diarchs of the United Kingdom of Ahrana
|See Monarchs of Ahrana Page'|
• Grand Duke
|Henrik Carlson Elde|
• First Minister
• Speaker of the Assembly
• Chief Justice of the High Court
|Legislature||Parliament of the Grand Duchy|
• Elevated to Ducal Status
|2 July 1604|
• Elevated to Grand Ducal Status
|3 February 1864|
• Independent from the Kingdom of Ahrana
|6 March 1912|
• 2021 census
|GDP (nominal)||2021 estimate|
|₭ 6.5 Billion|
• Per capita
|Time zone||Ahranaian Standard Time (AST)|
The Grand Duchy of Elde or simply Elde is a independent country that has historic ties with the Kingdom of Ahrana to the north. In 1912, the Grand Duchy seceded from the Union of Ahrana or the United Kingdom of Ahrana after the elections of 1911 brought into office the Nationalists. It wouldn't be till a year later and a few months before the Nationalists sacked the Monarchy that Elde left the Union along with another Member State of the Union the Kingdom of Uppsund. The capital city of Elde is Victoria and is the countries largest and busiest port on the Mediargic Sea, it is one of the largest cities in the Duchy next to Grjota which is in the center of the duchy. The Grand Duke of the House of Elde is the Constitutional Monarch of the Duchy and has historic ties to the Imperial Family of Ahrana.
- 1 Geography
- 2 History
- 3 Politics
The land that is now the Grand Duchy of Elde was elevated to Ducal status in 1604 by the Monarch's Royal Council. The House of Chayka was on the Ducal Seat for 260 years before the Ducal Status was elevated again by the Monarch's Royal Council in 1864. At the time of elevation in rank among the other Member States of the United Kingdom of Ahrana to Grand Duchy, Elde was the only one to reach Grand Duchy, while others were either Dukedoms or Kingdoms. Elde was seen as a special area to the Ahranaian Imperial Crown due to the connections to the old times. The Dukes of Elde, however, had started to modernize the lands in the 1700s to help make the lands the crown jewel in the Ahranaian King's belt. The House of Chayka would rule the lands of Elde for another 41 years before the House of Elde would be placed on the Ducal Seat. The House of Elde would go on to rule the lands of Elde even after the Grand Duchy left the Union.
In 1912 the Nationalists came to power in the Government of Ahrana. Because of this change, the Grand Duchy of Elde and the Kingdom of Uppsund did not wish to remain a Member State of the United Kingdom of Ahrana while Nationalists held power again. Nationalists had gained power in the 1850s till the Monarch intervened and sacked that government in the name of Peace and Stability, however this time that would not be the case. In 5 June 1912 that the Nationalists declared the United Kingdom of Ahrana a Republic under the control of the Nationalist Government.
Since the independence of Elde the Government went on a rapid modernization effort to turn Elde into Modern Economy as well as Infrastructure and many other things, as the Ahrana went through wars and strife's and famines Elde was prospering. In the 1980s however the economy of Elde hit a crash and the entire system destabilized, aid came from Uppsund and Ahrana respectfully in hopes that everything would recover. It would take 12 years for the Grand Duchy to recover from the Market Crash of 1981. Since 1993 the Economy has gently met the demands that have been asked, and in 2002 it was announced by the Government that Elde had officially recovered and was on its way to beat what the economists thought was impossible. Since 2003 the economy has been ranked higher than Uppsund and Ahrana for eighteen years.
The Government of the Grand Duchy of Elde is a Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy, with the Grand Duke of the House of Elde as the ruling Monarch. Since the creation of an Independent Grand Duchy of Elde, a government consisting of a First Minister (Prime Minister), Deputy First Minister and the Ministries of Elde has run the Government as an Elected Government by the People. The Constitution of Elde is an unwritten one as a unified document, but documents dating back to the original creation of the lands of Elde to today has acted as the Constitution of Elde.
The Executive Branch of the Grand Duchy is headed by the Grand Duke and then is followed by the First Minister, Deputy First Minister and the Government Ministries. Every office excluding the Grand Duke is elected by the People every four years or until the First Minister looses support in the Parliament.
The Grand Duke is the Hereditary Monarch of the Grand Duchy of Elde since 1905 when the King of Ahrana appointed the House of Elde to seat the Ducal Throne. Since then, the House of Elde has ruled the Duchy with three dukes since the inception of House Elde. The current Grand Duke, Henrik, is the Fourth Grand Duke of the House of Elde to rule. His Daughter, Sandra Anne Elde, is set to succeed the Ducal Seat upon his death and will be the First female of House Elde to succeed the Ducal Seat as Grand Duchess.
The First Minister of Elde is the Prime Minister of the Government and is the Head of Government for Elde. They are elected by the People through a Party Ballot every four years, or unless a snap election is called, from the Parliament to form a government in the name of the Grand Duke. The First Minister creates laws, and presents them first to the Legislature, and then to the Grand Duke for a signature once passed by the Legislature. This is done to represent the Government and the People in all International Affairs and such. The First Minister cannot declare war, which the power rests with the Grand Duke.
The Legislative Branch of the Grand Duchy of Elde is the Parliament of the Grand Duchy, which meets in the Capital City four times a year for the Parliamentary Sessions set forth by the Government. The Parliament is made up of the Assembly of Peers but is sometimes called the National Assembly, it is a unicameral legislature with 150 seats for the members of the Assembly.
The Assembly has the power of purse, power, and authority of accepting and vetoing any law proposed by a member of parliament or the First Minister, power to call a draft and much more. The Assembly has Committees and Sub-Committees that debate most laws and legislation.
The Judicial Branch of the Grand Duchy is made up of several jurisdictions, those being Constitutional, Private, Social, Administrative and Military jurisdictions. Each of these areas have Justices that head each Court that are nominated by the Government and confirmed by the Parliament and then accepted by the Grand Duke. Each Justice heads a High Court in each jurisdiction for five years, with the term being renewed once, after which the justice may not serve on any high Court but may serve as a judge at the lower Courts.
The Constitutional Jurisdiction is headed by the Superior High Court which has Three Justices that head the Court, this Court is the highest Court in the land and is the only Constitutional Court in the Duchy. The Court only handles matters of Constitutionality and none other cases, the Constitutional Court may also intervene in any matter it deems Unconstitutional.
The Private Jurisdiction is divided up into three Courts, those being the Justice of the Peace, District Court, and Superior Court, which are headed by one Justice in each Court. Inside those Courts, there are smaller sub-Courts that help run the judicial process.
The Social Jurisdiction is made up of two levels, those being the Arbitration Council for Social Security and Superior Council for Social Security that is headed by One Justice Each.
The Administrative Jurisdiction is made up of the Administrative Council that is headed by one Justice.
The Military Jurisdiction is made up of the War Council, Court of Appeal and the High Military Court that is headed by One Justice each.
Military and Law Enforcement
The Grand Duchy of Elde has no standing Army, but each citizen between the ages of 18-30 are sent to training each summer for combat and security operations training that is given by the Ahranaian Military. The Duchy has a small Militia that acts as the Military and controls the point of entries and the border posts.
The Police Force of the Grand Duchy is the Constabulary, which operates as the Law Enforcement Agency of the land as well as the Passport Issuing Authority as well as other Identifications needed legally. The Constabulary operates a small detachment of Officers that act as the Marine Police that is responsible for the Ports and Coastline Authority.