Stat of Uppsund
Motto: “As One, we raise ourselves Higher!”
and largest city
|Official languages||Sørskandinavien, Ensku (Anglish)|
|Recognized languages||Norðurskandi, Vestslavisk|
|Demonym(s)||Ahranaian, Uppsunder (Regionally)|
|Isabella Annika Lovin|
• Executive Council
|See Executive Section|
|Legislature||Assembly of the Stat of Uppsund|
• Creation of Principality
• Elevation to Dukedom
• Elevation to Kingdom
• Independence from Ahrana
• Rejoined the Union of the United Kingdom of Ahrana
|Time zone||Ahranaian Standard Time (AST)|
The Stat of Uppsund is a Member State to the Union of the United Kingdom of Ahrana that makes up one for the seven internal Stat's of the Union. Unlike some of the other Member States, besides Stat of Elde, Uppsund was a Independent from 1912-2021 before rejoining the Union of Ahrana.
The lands that make up the Kingdom of Uppsund today were once the lands of the Principality of Uppsund for the Son of King Alexander II of Ahrana of House Chayka. The first Prince to govern the land of Uppsund was Markus Felix Chayka Asplund of House Asplund. The Princely House of Asplund still to this day rule the Kingdom of Asplund which is the longest ruling Ahranaian Dynasty in Ahranaian History with the House of Mishia and Chayka behind them. During the Principality Era the Prince managed to keep peace among the entire land of Uppsund managing to stay out of the Warring Periods of Ahranaian History.
It wouldn't be until 1682 when the Principality was elevated to Dukedom Status. This gave the House of Asplund a claim to the throne under the Alexander II as permitted by law which was passed before his death and the ascension of Alexander III. However, their claim was far down the line, with the Duke of Uppsund being twenty-seventh in line after the Romano Family and the remaining Mishia family. During the Dukedom Era the lands experienced much growth and new freedoms that were permitted by the Duke as he was given free rein over the entirety of Uppsund without interference from the Capital. It would be because of this freedom that during the Rise of the Nationalists that the newly elevated Kingdom would be able to sustain itself.
In 1801, the Dukedom of Uppsund would be elevated to the Status of Member Kingdom to the Union of the United Kingdom of Ahrana. The Duchess of Uppsund would be crowned Queen of Uppsund, making her the first Queen of the lands for the Asplund Dynasty. The Kingdom would like under the Ducal Status enjoy freedoms that most other Member States did not give the relation to the Imperial House. However, the Rise of the Nationalists to power would cause the House of Asplund to drop its claim to the Imperial Throne and in 1912 the Kingdom of Uppsund would succeed from the Union of the United Kingdom of Ahrana. After succession, the Kingdom had ten years of struggle as the Kingdom was not truly ready for such an endeavor such as independence. Yet after the ten-year period of struggles the Kingdom would soon start to flourish with trade and economic growth. The growth continued while the Kingdom of Ahrana and the Grand Duchy of Elde struggled for a few periods. Uppsund would send aid to Elde and to Ahrana throughout the struggle periods that would come to affect each country, but itself would endure to today as a strong economy.
The Political System of Uppsund is different than the other Member States of the Union of Ahrana. The Stat of Uppsund, like the other Member States, are governed by a Governor-General who is directly appointed by the Monarch. Unlike with the other Member States the Governor-General of Uppsund does not need approval from the Federal Council (Government) or the National Council, this is a direct appointment made only by the Monarch and the Imperial House. The Legislative and Judicial sections of government are similar to the other Member States of the Union.
Status within the Union of Ahrana
The Stat of Uppsund enjoys a different status within the Union of Ahrana. Since the ascension of the Stat of Uppsund to the Union, the treaty stuck between the Federal Government and the Uppsunder Government is what governs the relationship between the two governments. Under the Confederal Act the Stat of Uppsund will retain all rights the Regional Government has and plus the additional devolved ones. However, the clause in the treaty where the Stat of Uppsund may withdraw from the Union at any time has be nullified by all parties.
The Governor-General is the Regional Head of State and is appointed by the Monarch directly to serve a six-year term that is renewable only once in total. The Governor-General holds no executive power but acts as the Direct Representative of the Diarchs in all Regional Affairs. The Governor-General does report back to the Diarchs on a weekly basis for all regional affairs.
The Executive Council is a seven-member Council headed by a Council President that is rotated ever year among the Seven Members who in turn serve a Seven Year Term. The Executive Council is the sole Executive Authority in the Regional State and holds the authority to create and stop any legislation from being passed, with approval of the courts. The Council is the Regional Head of Government. the Council President is decided by who was in the Executive Council by length, meaning the most senior person in the Council is the President and is then rotated by that system. The Executive Council is currently composed of the following members:
- Adda Uppsun (Council Member for Rayon)
- Anka Alan (Council President, Council Member for Rayon)
- Federica Bankedottir (Council Vice-President, Council Member for Rayon)
- Øygun Larsdottir (Council Member for Rayon)
- Thorkill Thorsson (Council Member for Rayon)
- Hjartvard Greggorivchia (Council Member for Rayon)
- Stígur Olafsson (Council Member for Rayon)
The Parliament of the Stat of Uppsund is a Unicameral Legislature called the National Assembly of Uppsund, which is made up of 100 Members of Parliament that serve a four-year term renewable three times only. The Members of Parliament are responsible for debating the governments laws they wish to enact, regulation of taxation, healthcare laws, public education, and regional law enforcement through the Federal Police Services.
The Judiciary of the Stat of Uppsund is set up by the Federal Judiciary having three levels of courts at the Regional Level: Regional Supreme Court, Distirct Court, and City Court. Each of these three Courts are headed by a panel of three judges that are nominated by the Executive Council, veted by the Regional Parliament, and Elected by the People to a seven-year term renewable three times only.
By Constitutional Law the Federal Government oversees the International Representation of all Member States within International Organizations, but the Member States do reserve the right to have Embassies and Ambassadors in foreign nations and International Organizations to work with the Unions Ambassadors. All Ahranaian Embassies have a Federally Appointed Ambassador and an Ambassador from Each Member State within that Embassy appointed by the Regional Executive Council.
Furthermore, a Regional State may create treaties with foreign nations if it does not conflict the interest of the Federal Government or National Security for the entire Union. As it stands currently the Stat of Uppsund has no other treaties with a foreign nation that the Union does not already possess such treaties with.
Military and Law Enforcement
The Stat of Uppsund has a Self Defense Force made up of Land, Sea and Air Detachments. They act as a subunit to the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom of Ahrana, as well as the Royal Police Force of Uppsund. The Uppsund Self Defense Force is headed by the Minister of Defense, while the Royal Police Force of Uppsund is headed by the Police Commissioner.