Principality of Scotia

About Scotia

Official Name: The Principality of Scotia
Short Name: Scotia (pronounced Sco-sha)
Demonym: Scotian
Flag: Blue, White and Yellow (Blue = Justice, White = Peace and Gold = Prosperity)

Coat of Arms:
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Motto: Peace, Justice and Prosperity
National Anthem: In Scotia We Trust
Official Language: English
Location: Antartica land was claimed in 1937 and dubbed the Kingdom of Scotia by the Grandfather of the Sovereign Prince, which was later claimed by Norway in 1939. The Royal Family and Scotia dispute the area of land claimed by Norway in 1939 (see below) as the Sovereign land of Scotia.
Area: North-West of Antartica (Zero Degrees to approx Twenty Degrees marked on the map) later claimed as Queen Maud Land.
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Captial: Lyonesse (Temporary Capital Name) - (The Kingdom of Scotia Capital was named Aberdeen)
Form of Government: Absolute Monarchy (Voted for by 99% of citizens in the Referendum - September 2015)
Current Sovereign: His Serene Highness, Prince Charles II, The Prince of Scotia
Heir To The Throne: Her Serene Highness, Princess Anne, The Crown Princess of Scotia
Established: Sunday 3rd October 2004 (Although the Kingdom was founded in 1937)
Current Population: 615 (As of Friday 15th January 2016)
Religion: Secular
Currency: The Scoti (although the Euro is also widely used)
Time Zone: UTC+00:00
Date Format: DD/MM/YYYY
Law and Criminal Justice: Civil, Criminal, Crown

Scotia Identity:

Flower: Blue Rose / Lilly / Flur-de-lis
Tree: Oak
Dish: Roast Dinner
Dessert: Strawberry Cheesecake
Beverage: Wine / Coffee
Fruit: Strawberry
Animal: Unicorn
Bird: Barn Owl
Culture: Literature, Poetry, Music Festivals, Dance
Sport: Base-Ball (Rounders) / Sailing

Formation of Scotia:

The Prince of Scotia, when questioning his father in the mid 1980’s on why his father called him a prince and his sister a princess, told him because “you are part of the Scotian Royal Family”. When questioning his father more, his father explained that in 1937, his Father and the Prince of Scotia's Grandfather while in the Royal Navy was sent to Antarctica, as part of a patrol and protection fleet for the British Antartic Territory (BAT) in Antarctica.

While on Antarctica his Grandfather stepped onto a piece of land unclaimed at the time and said to his shipmates. “I claim this land and name it Scotia.” His shipmates from then on nicknamed him "His Majesty". It wasnt clarified if this was just a joke at the time but later became a serious project when his Grandfather started to get increased concern of what was happening in Europe and Asian, leading up to the Second World War.

In 2004 on the Prince of Scotia’s 25th Birthday he was given property of his fathers as stated in his Father’s Will and the Prince came across a hardback 'Note Book' labelled 'The Kingdom of Scotia' on the openning page, that had details of the Kingdom of Scotia, started by his Grandfather in 1937 and continued by his Father and everything his father had previously told him about the claimed land and the Kingdom was highlighted in further detail.

While reading the 'Kingdom of Scotia Note Book' the Prince of Scotia became aware that on his fathers death, he unknowningly became the King of Scotia at the tender age of 15 years old. After doing some research and cross referencing the Note Book, the Prince of Scotia realised that the land claimed by his Grandfather was later claimed by Norway a few years later in 1939 and although Scotia was not the whole land claimed by Norway, it was a significant part (although small amount) of the claimed land, meaning that Norway’s claim would have been null-en-void. He also found out that the Scotia Sea was very close to the continent, wondering if this was the reason for naming the land Scotia or if it was due to his Grandfather being from Scotland.

After talking with the family and discussing the Note Book and the claims made, the family discussed a worry that due to being British citizens and the fact that we were not on Antarctica could cause issues. Also the size of Scotia, the fact that we had no permanent people there, the fact that Norway had also laid claim to the land and the fact of the Antarctic Treaty made years later would also bring issues if proclaiming our land as a Kingdom.

Reading the Note Book and remembering what his father had told him years ago as a child stirred something inside the Sovereign Prince and already feeling disenfranchised with politics, society and the ways of the world, along with a real need for change began his journey and the Principality of Scotia was born, downgrading from a Kingdom to a Principality due to the family concerns, so a Sovereign Prince was crowned and the rebirth of the country was reborn. The Sovereign Prince wanted Scotia to truly represent it's people, a country where equality and diversity is the norm, an environmentally friendly country and a country that brings citizens together as members of a community.

The aim of the principality is to build a nation and community ready for when we have access habitable land and bring the foundations we have worked on to build our nation. It is presently unlikely to be on Antarctica due to the treaty in place which would prevent us from settling there and of course the weather but our claim to the land remains strong and the territory will remain a protectorate of the country, giving us actual land to use to ensure we are taken seriously as a country.

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