States of Lehmark
States of Lehmark
The Empire of Lehmark is made up of four States, Lehmark Capital State, Kokoda State, Imperial State of Armstrong and Imperial State of Saint George.
Imperial Decree XXXIII - On Land Administration and Governance, provided the legal foundation for administrative principles that had already been established. The most important legal principle this Decree established was that Lehmark is a unitary state, and thus any and all Imperial Decrees, Policies and Regulations of Lehmark are to be evenly enforced throughout the Empire.
The Decree also more clearly defined the relationship between the States of the Empire and the central administration. This was primarily done by reiterating statements already present in the Constitution.
In Lehmark title of nobility are Constitutionally recognised, however, nobility in the Empire have no power or authority, and they exist purely as an honorary title. The titles recognised are namely:
Official Definition of Annexation
Annexation implies the property and associated land has seceded from its original sovereign nation and its ownership is transferred as a State to the Empire of Lehmark. Measures are taken in the Treaty of Annexation (signed between the Citizen and the Empire) to protect the rights and responsibilities of the owner of your residential dwelling, be it yourself or a rented landlord. Citizens who do offer their residential property for annexation are rewarded with a Title of Nobility - typically that of Count or Countess.
The Empire of Lehmark recommends those who are interested in Annexation, read our full article on Annexation and understand fully the decision they are undertaking before filling out the Citizen Annexation of Property Request Form.
Lehmark Capital State
Lehmark Capital State was the initial territory claimed by the Empire of Lehmark, and made up the entirety of the Empire until the annexation of Kokoda State and the Imperial State of Armstrong.
Lehmark Capital State is located in Northfield, South Australia and is currently home to the Emperor and Autocrat and the Imperial Family.
Because Lehmark Capital State is the capital of the Empire of Lehmark it is also home to the entirety of the Imperial Bureaucracy, and thus is responsible for providing the majority of the functionality of the Empire.
Besides being an important administrative centre, Lehmark Capital State is also home to the Imperial Gardens, an important pot plant development spearheaded by the Emperor and Autocrat and maintained by the Department of Environmental Protection.
Kokoda State was annexed into the Empire of Lehmark by way of Treaty between the Citizens of the Residence and the Government of Lehmark on 20 June 2019.
Kokoda State is located in Darra, Queensland and is currently home to two Citizens of the Empire of Lehmark. A Citizen of Kokoda State served as the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and proved to be instrumental in aiding the development of the Court System of Lehmark.
The State has no Noble Lands and is fully possessed by the Empire.
The State supports a large percentage of vegetation and greenery in the Empire and thus home to many of the Empire's trees and native wildlife. Most of the wildlife includes birds who come to visit the trees.
Imperial State of Armstrong
Imperial State of Armstrong was annexed into the Empire of Lehmark by way of Treaty between the Citizen of the Residence and the Government of Lehmark on 29 August 2019.
Imperial State of Armstrong is located in Armstrong Creek, Victoria and is home to the Count of Armstrong. The State contains the Noble Lands of the County of Armstrong and Imperial Lands of the Empire.
The Count of Armstrong is well known for his planting and vegetation development and has installed many vegetable boxes in the County, and vegetables grown include: beans, peas, cucumbers, staking tomatoes whilst seasonally the beds will grow various salad greens, carrots, onions, garlic, capsicums, cabbage. The County also includes a number of pot plants, mostly herbs and self sufficient geraniums.
Besides vegetable works the Count of Armstrong prides himself on his Freemasonry and tries to live by those beliefs and principles, namely, truth, brotherly love and charity.
Lord Barony of Raasay
The Lord Barony of Raasay was annexed into the Empire of Lehmark by way of Treaty between the Count of Armstrong and the Government of Lehmark on 27 September 2020.
The Lord Barony is located in Huntly, United Kingdom and is part of the wider "Established Titles" Aberdeenshire Estate. The Empire of Lehmark specifically lays claim to Plot E513477 only.
Raasay represents the first sub-state of a main Lehmark State, and as such is held in full by the Count of Armstrong as Lord Baron.
Imperial State of Saint George
Imperial State of Saint George was annexed into the Empire of Lehmark by way of Treaty between the Citizen of the Residence and the Government of Lehmark on 29 July 2020.
Imperial State of Saint George is located in Haguenau, France and is home to the Count of Saint George. The State contains the Noble Lands of the County of Saint George and Imperial Lands of the Empire.
The County of Saint George, is also home to a large monastic garden and grows many aromatic and medicinal plants. The garden is a copy of a 12th century garden according to the principles of Saint Hildegard of Bingen, considered the first naturopath in history. The books of Saint Hildegard contain many herbal applications and remedies.
The Count of Saint George is also the first Post-Master General of the Lehmark Postal Service.