1. The King’s Paper Returns
2. Four Years Old: The New Worcester Kingdom
3. The King’s Speech
4. NWK Forums established
5. Treaty with Nautica
6. Sports News
7. The King’s Paper, a brief history
8. News Summary (1 Jan. - 3 Aug.)
9. News Updates
10. Census Results Summary
11. Pre-Census National List
12. Traditional Esterite Geography
14. A Poem
The King’s Paper Returns:
Since that time, the New Worcester Kingdom has gained different citizens, temporarily changed its name (to the Ancient Republic-Kingdom of Upper and Lower Habakkuk in Amon-Ra or TARKULHAR), and has gained a new Constitution. With improvement of the official website and the establishment of an e-mail group and board, activity has greatly increased, various new ministries have been established, the NWK has joined several other intermicronational groups (LoSS & LoM) and Foreign Affairs demands have been overwhelming. This great leap forward in the evolution of our community has necessitated the creation of a news service that can embody the national culture, keep citizens aware of important events, collect important facts for historical reference, and bring important happenings together in one place. Nevertheless, the King’s Paper is just that, the King’s Paper. It is an effort on the King’s part to reach out to his citizens, bring them an awareness of their commitment as citizens in a developing and diverse culture and help foster an understanding that the history of the NWK is to be built by its citizens; whose very actions determine the content of this newspaper. Reading this paper should be seen as a non-obligatory responsibility, an important part of Esterite development.
Contributions of various kinds are welcome. Articles of Esterite or micronational interest, editorials, obituaries, sports reviews, poetry, quotes, ministerial and ambassadorial reports, suggestions, proposals, and any articles of micronational cultural interest which you think might be appropriate should be submitted to the Editor. Please help to make the KP a thriving success, full of diverse views, and an embodiment of a developing culture.
Four Years Old:
The New Worcester Kingdom:
The King’s Speech:
2 August 2002, Friday in Patras, Hellenic Republic (Greece)
Office of His Royal Majesty, the King:
To the Citizens of the New Worcester Kingdom, young and old alike, we send greetings!
By Right, invested in me by the Constitution of the People of the New Worcester Kingdom I make this National Speech, outlining the plan and goals of our nation for the coming year.
On this momentous occasion, I feel confident of the continued success and organic growth of the NWK. The growth of citizenship is slow, but we have now more active citizens than ever before. We have more Ministers than ever before. We have greater achievements in activity and participation than ever before. It will only take a small but steady growth to build the New Worcester Kingdom into a large and stable state.
The primary goal I set for this Kingdom in the coming year is sustained participation in the legislative process of Parliament. Parliament is the central decision-making body of the nation. I hope that more and more citizens will feel the necessity to vote in all its proposals, and to themselves propose legislation.
After Parliament, the next most primary goal is Ministerial activity. I hope that the Ministers will contribute in their various offices to the functionings of the NWK. Each Minister is entrusted with a specific duty, like the various and necessary organs of a body, and if they each run smoothly, so the body will be healthy and able.
After Ministerial activity, it is essential that the citizens themselves, whether they have an office or not, contribute by regular participation in either the e-mail group or the internet forums. In addition, citizens can send written or artistic contributions to the King’s Paper, can found clubs, societies or associations within the New Worcester Kingdom or just enjoy each other’s company.
Finally, the Ambassadors can contribute in real life to their own betterment and that of their fellow-citizens. The New Worcester Kingdom should also be a vehicle for bringing happiness and unity to the human race as a whole. Whatever nation or land you live in, why not do something of service to others, or even give someone else a word of encouragement, or donate to some charity? Perhaps you can do it, inwardly or outwardly in the name of the New Worcester Kingdom? However imaginary or real the New Worcester Kingdom may be, it too can contribute to the well-fare of humankind. Maybe we can help others to realise that we are all parts of the same human race, whatever religion, race or gender we may be. Do not feel that these are ‘commands’. This isn’t an official proclamation or law. These are simply my suggestions for growth and prosperity in the NWK for the coming year. Long live the New Worcester Kingdom!!!
HRM, *********** I, by the Grace of God, King of the New Worcester Kingdom, Lord of the Army, Grand Duke of Babal & Worcester, and Defender of the Colonies. (delivered in the Babal Province of the New Worcester Kingdom, 2PM, Babal Provincial Standard Time).
NWK Forums established:
Treaty with Nautica:
The Treaty was sent to the New Worcester Kingdom by His Grace, Duke Marc Pernell of Lockshire, Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Treaty was already ratified by His Imperial Royal Majesty, Emperor Leo II of the United Kingdom of Nautica, Reigning Monarch of the Realm. The New Worcester Kingdom’s Parliament approved the Treaty with 2 Yeas, 1 Nay and the King’s approval (FL49) on 8th July. Voting began on the 21st of June. An amendment was proposed by the king, to abrogate the death sentence clause, but it failed.
The King’s Paper, a brief history:
As the New Worcester Kingdom evolved, the King’s Paper evolved with it. The NWK’s first Constitution was established on August fifth, and the second issue of the King’s Paper appeared on August tenth. On August twelfth the NWK’s first anthem was adopted, ‘Ene Kunka’, which was sung to the tune of the Bhutanese Royal Anthem. Throughout this time the NWK adopted new flags, some only having official status for several days. The non-existent Aerosmith Clan (later to be incorporated into the NWK as the Erosmidea province) was destroyed on August 17th (one of the inventions of former Secretary of War, NC). The fourth issue of the King’s Paper was released on August twenty-fifth. Issue five came out on August thirty-first, the last issue to be released in that historic first month. Issue six came out on October fourth. This issue recorded the infamous “War of Ontes” when the New Worcester Kingdom declared war on the Kingdom of Landreth (Sept. 13th). The Treaty of SPUM was written on September 18th, and finally signed by the Kingdom of Danos on September 19th, marking the foundation of the Splendid Micro-Union of Microstatia (SPUM). The sixth issue also announced the creation of the New Worcester Kingdom’s present flag, red on top of blue. It was called the ‘Justice Banner’. The Parchment of Microstatia was ratified by the eleven members of the SPUM on October twenty-fifth. Issue seven came out on October twenty-sixth.
On November tenth issue eight came out, but it was no longer called the King’s Paper. The name was changed to ‘Cacansa Esteri Paipaic (CEP)’ which is Vocatae for the ‘Great Esterite Paper’. On November thirteenth the NWK established its first online forums, which were called Palandarei, but they were soon defunct and were never used. On November twenty-second the ‘Laws of New Worcester’ became the second official Constitution of the New Worcester Kingdom. *********, then known as ‘King ************* I’ abdicated on November twenty-sixth. As he stated in his abdication speech: “By law, the present Prime Chief shall become King. Hereby, William Beasley is King of all the land. I have found it impossible to discharge my duties as King.... We are gathered here today, in a time when this solidly founded micronation is progressing at a phenomenal rate, and as the Origo Seas flow in the rivers of Our many colonies, as the flowers grow in the fields of Our meadows, and the King sleeps in the Babal Province, I shall be with you all. Let this day be forever known as Abdication Day. Celebrate this day every year and let it be a day of progress.” Issue nine came out on November twenty-seventh.
Issue ten was released on January first, 1999. It recorded the King ************’s return to citizenship, but not the throne. Issue eleven appeared on February twenty-seventh, 1999 and was the last issue of the ‘CEP’/King’s Paper. No further issues were produced, and the New Worcester Kingdom’s first newspaper faded into the obscurities of early Esterite history.
News Summary (1 Jan. - 3 Aug.):
Intos info for Micro-Monde:
“From: "EARL" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue Jan 1, 2002 10:44 pm
Subject: Intos update
Dear New Worcesterites, I would like to inform you on the province of Intos, in Micro-monde. Here is some brief geographical data on it:
Area: 71000 square kilometres
Length (east-west) 367 km.
Width (north-south) 366 km.
Furthest western point: 63 degrees east of the prime meridian
Furthest eastern point: 68 and a half degrees east of the prime meridian
Furthest southern point: 34 degrees north of the equator
Furthest northern point: 39 and a half degrees north of the equator
Surrounding Seas: (west) Washburnian Ocean (east, north and south) great eastern ocean
Time zone: PMST +2 (Intos Standard Time)
Highest point: in Zait, height not yet recorded.”
Date: Tue Jan 1, 2002 10:49 pm
Subject: Re: [NWKingdom] Intos update
“One mistake, the furthest west and eastern points are wrong. Pleas subtract 45 degrees from both of them. Thanx.”
NWK UPDATE [#1: 27 Aug. 2001, Mon.]: New Member [Baton], Diplomacy [from the Kingdom of Dreamland], Pact of Mutual Recognition and Friendship, Intermicronational Organisations [the King was considering joining the LoSS & LoM], Websites to Remember.
NWK UPDATE #2 - 30 Sep. 2001, Sun.: Your Help, Language [the King considers creating Esterite language], Vocatae Page [the King made a Vocatae page, http://klausjames.tripod.com/vocatae.html], Nineteen Based System [the King proposes 19-based number system], Diplomacy, Pact of Mutual Recognition and Friendship, Intermicronational Organisations [membership in LoSS & LoM pending], Websites to Remember.
NWK UPDATE #3 - 29 Oct. 2001, Mon.: To the Rest of You, New Citizens [Scott, Earl, Will Choc], Official List of Citizens/Parliament, Nineteen Based System [again], New Laws [FL43, 44, & 45], New Ministers [Scott as FM and Ambassador to Canada, Earl as Minister of the Interior, & Will Choc as Minister of Sports, the Economy and Ambassador to New Zealand], Intermicronational Organisations (LoM/LoSS/SPUM): Yipee! :D [King Spence congratulated the NWK on joining the League of Micronations, 10 Oct. 2001, Wed.], Websites to Remember.
NWK News Update #4 - 17 Dec. 2001, Mon.: New Citizen (11th): Pete Little [Pete joined NWK on 7 Dec. Fri.], New Worcester Kingdom Gets First Sports Team [Will Choc created the ‘New Worcester Kingdom Knights’ on December sixth, Sports News, Minister to Pakistan [Mian Aamir Saeed became Minister to Pakistan], NWK joins League of Micronations (LoM) [The NWK officially joined LoM on 11th Oct. with 10 yes votes and 4 no votes], NWK joins Micro-Monde, The King’s Paper [the King considers re-founding the King’s Paper], Reports? [the King wanted reports on Foreign Affairs], Interior Minister attempts to leave NWK [because of a conflict in Amerada, Earl attempted to leave NWK. He was eventually convinced to stay a citizen], Official List of Citizens/Parliament, Provinces, Colonies & Territories, Websites to Remember.
Census Results Summary:
Non-Royal Citizens (in order of reply to the Census/joining):
New Citizens!!! (Their citizenships were approved 1 August 2002, both with 4 Yeas, 0 Nays):
Those no-longer Citizens (because of failure to reply to the Census):
Pre-Census National List:
Former Citizens (prior to August 1, 2002):
Former Honourary Citizen:
Celeste Erenstone [honourary] (joined November 1998) (approved in FL32)
Traditional Esterite Geography:
Below is a list of all the provinces, colonies and territories of the New Worcester Kingdom. Perhaps one day they will be further defined, given new mottoes or perhaps otherwise altered. However, at the present time they remain essentially the same. The first five provinces: Babal, Intos, Neros, Nonos, and Keran were created in the first Constitution of the New Worcester Kingdom. The NWK’s first Constitution was co-written by Prime Chief William Beasley. It was started on August fifth and finished August eighth. Erosmidea was added from the remnants of the non-existent micronation of Aerosmithia, which NC, former Secretary of War, said had attacked our kingdom. Insulas was purchased from Alex[...], half-brother of the present King. Bucca simply consisted of part of the City of Bridgwater in England. Erosmidea, Insulas and Bucca officially became provinces under the “Laws of New Worcester”, our second constitution, which became official with “the Laws of New Worcester Act” (FL6) (November 1998). The Laws of New Worcester was signed on 22 November 1998 (3:31 PM/Origo Time). The Province of Worcester was added in the present Constitution.
The three official provincial additions thus occurred on 8 August 1998, 22 November 1998 and 3 August 2001, giving the New Worcester Kingdom successively five, eight and (the final total of) nine provinces.
Babal - Motto: “Great is the pride of Babal, for we do not babble Babel.” Grand Duke: HRH ******* I. Capital-province of the New Worcester Kingdom. Counties: Cu (north-west), Norda (north-east), Capitalia (south-west), Abula (south-east). Capitalia is the capital county of the Babal Province. The title of the Duke of the County of Capitalia is “Lord Defending Duke of the County of Capitalia in the Babal Province of the New Worcester Kingdom.” Location: The King’s bedroom, wherever it shall be, there shall be our capital.
Neros - Motto: “Neros could not care-os, but Nonos has double o-os.” Counties: Ester (north-west), Bebel (north-east), Neras (south-west), Nicia (south-east) . Location: The area from Worcester to Dudley and to the South Shropshire Hills in the UK.
Nonos - Motto: “Nonos once Colonsay, to Scotland they say nay!” Counties: Ners (north-east), Lincon (north-west), Vicin (south-west), Elwan (south-east). Location: The island of Colonsay off the coast of Scotland. Keran - Motto: “Keran the King, Keran will sing, Keranese are we.” Counties: Nasci (north-west), Padren (north-east), Os (south-west), Spina (south-east). Location: The eastern half of Hereford, UK.
Intos - Motto: “An Intosian a year in Intos, is an erosian a year in Nonos.” Grand Duke: William R. Beasley. Counties: Netorg (north-west), Datcom (north-east), Webus (south-west), Zait (south-east). Location: The New Worcester Kingdom’s internet presence, and cyberspace. It has had further definition for Micro-Monde purposes, by the Minister of the Interior, Earl Andrew Washburn.
Insulas - Purchased: October 4, 1998. Motto: “The universe is Esterite.” Counties: Alexus (north-west), Jemmima (north-east), Detird (south-west), Alexan (south-east). Sold to the NWK in the Terranic Agreement. Location: The Island of Islandia, the planet Earth, and all the touching universes and galaxies around it.
Erosmidea - Conquered: August 17, 1998. Motto: “Glory, honour, conquest.” Counties: Erosmit (north-west), Crania (north-east), Arosmid (south-west), Aeros (south-east). Location: Macedon, NY, USA. The conquered Aerosmithia.
Bucca - Motto: “Hail to Bridgwater.” Counties: Guiliam (north-west), Willos (north-east), Robertus (south-west), Beasliat (south-east). Location: Western half of Bridgwater, UK.
Worcester - Grand Duke: HRM *********** I. Motto: “Worcester be the first of all, and Worcester be the New Worcester, Kingdom we call!” Location: The City of Worcester, UK in Neros Province, UK.
Colonies & Territories:
Origo Colony - Esterite colony since 1 September 1998, Tuesday. It consists of Palmyra and Walworth in Wayne County, NY, USA
Renopats Colony - eastern half of Rochester, NY, USA
Okidez Colony - western half of Rochester, NY, USA
Muskyon Territory - all land on the eastern half of Bridgwater, UK
Territory of Danos - became NWK Territory 2 January 1999. Formerly the Kingdom of Danos, it was given to the New Worcester Kingdom in the “Treaty of Empire.” By the terms of the treaty, the Territory is ruled by a hereditary line of Lords, who according to Article Five, “shall be called Kings within the Territory of Danos,” but “they shall be called Lords within the rest of the New Worcester Kingdom.” The Kingdom of Danos was founded on the 5th of September, 1998, Sunday, by William Robert Beasley, then Prime Chief of the New Worcester Kingdom. Prior to its annexation the Kingdom of Danos had seven-article “Treaty of Peace, Mutual Recognition and Alliance,” and was the co-founder of the SPUM. William was later to temporarily become King William I of the New Worcester Kingdom, but later returned the throne to the present King. He is now Grand Duke of the Intos Province, though he does not currently participate in the New Worcester Kingdom.
La Tero estas nur unu lando, kaj cxiuj homoj gxiaj civitanoj. (Esperanto)
[The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.]
Bahá’u’lláh, Founder of the Bahá’í Faith (1817-1892)
Studon Volapüki in läns valik vola lölik. (Volapük, original)
[One studies Volapük in all countries of the whole world.]
From lesson 14 of the “Handbook of Volapük” by Charles E. Sprague, published in 1888.
Venda padesa. (Foxish/Vocatae)
[Original (Latin), “Regnant populi.” (the people rule).]
Onu hese oba en grama grama Kesar. (Babel/Dison)
[Original (Latin), “Caesar non supra grammaticos.” (Caesar is not above the grammarians).]
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