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Economics and Industry / The Illumic Resort
« on: September 21, 2021, 10:48:39 PM »

Dear Duchess Ekaterina of Potaki

The Kingdom of Altona is in my opinion not utilising fully our beautiful lands to the fullest extent. Our single city of around 8million is currently used to welcoming tourists however I believe our lands have much more to offer if developed in a purposeful and sustainable manner. Following our research we have identified yourself as an individual who is likely to be able to help us achieve our aim of creating a coastal resort for Altona that attract tourists, provide a more local destination for Altonans to unwind and also form part of a new development of satellites settlements within Altona's borders.

With this in mind I would like to invite yourself to meet with my sister Princess Constance who is also my Minister for Construction, a position dedicated to investigating projects such as this one in mind. If acceptable she would like to meet with you at her home, the Water Palace. I am hopeful you will agree to take part in this project with Stasiuk family experience.

Best Regards

King Rutger of Altona

Diplomacy and Events / A Transfer of Power (Altona &Lakhzovia)
« on: September 16, 2021, 09:59:31 PM »

To the Government of Lakhzovia

It has been brought to my attention that your nations media recently reported that your nation has opened its first nuclear power station. With similar projects having taken off successfully in Altona as of late I think that we stand in a strong position to help each other. Our nation has a small population and already utilises substaintail wind and wave power to produce electricity. It is likely that we will produce more electricty than we need in years to come. With our close geographic proximatey I see no reason why we can not explore to possibility of the Altonan electrical grid transferring our surplus into the Lakhzovian system. In addition with your own developments I believe we can work together to make our own nuclear power developments more efficient in the long term.

With this as a foundation for discussion I would like to invite yourself, or a representative to meet with myself and relevant members of our ministries. The Royal Chamber at Kaiserplaza shall be prepared for if and when you wish to discuss the energy proposal and any other matters of interest.

From A Neighbour

King Rutger of Altona

Diplomacy and Events / Long Live King Rutger
« on: June 27, 2021, 04:59:13 PM »

As is tradition King Rutger will be coronated at the Jundt Schloss in 7 days time.

The event will take place within the castle courtyard regardless of the weather. Invitations are hereby issued to all Heads of State and Government who wish to attend what is for Altona a significant moment in our history. We would at this time like to extend hands of friendship across all of Mundus.

We hope that you will join us on this happy occasion.

Best Regards

General Bertram
Commander of the King's Heavy Cavalry.

International News Networks / City News
« on: June 15, 2021, 10:57:12 AM »

Witan interviews with candidates for Monarch continue---Funeral For King Gottschalk will be on Friday---King's Heavy Cavalry to escort body to Kaiserplaza


With the first of a planned network of nuclear power stations to be "Turned on" this Friday it marks the time when the Kingdom's energy production will not be provided by fossil fuels. Currently the nation gains its electric from the coal powered Kemp Forest network of power stations however with the spectre of fossil fuels becoming harder to obtain in the long term a decision was made in the 1990's to begin moving towards more sustainable projects. The Franz Plateau Power Station will go live on Friday and will produce enough power to cover the vast majority of the Northern part of the city. In total around six other reactors are due online over the next four years. The nuclear power stations will also be supplemented by wind turbines built out in the remote eastern part of the nation close to the border with Lakhozvia.

The hope is that by the end of 2025 the nation will be able to generate all its electricity by non fussil fuels means. It is also hoped that this will leave the nation with a surplus of energy which could in theory at least be connected to the Lakhzovian or Eskdale power grids and sold to help supplement the cost of power within Altona. 

Diplomacy and Events / Be The Witan
« on: June 12, 2021, 12:42:09 AM »
On the 1st of June 2021 His Majesty King Gottschalk of Altsona passed away after a long battle with liver disease. As is tradition in the Kingdom of Altona the children of the King will now be questioned by the Witan, a body made up of 100 randomly selected citizens. Then on the 19th June 2021 all currently voulentary service members of the military will vote for who they wish to be the new monarch.

OOC - I will be opening to forum votes on the 19th for who people want to be my new monarch. In the mean time I'm happy to answer questions as though people are part of the Witan.

Constance SülldorfRutger SülldorfLukas Sülldorf
Constance, otherwise known to family and friends as Connie was born in 1985. She attended the Queen Adelias Academy for her education and worn several prizes for artwork during her time there. In 2003 she attended University and deferred her National Service. She graduated in 2006 with a degree in Architecture and as legally required joined the military for two years. She served in the Royal Engineers for her two years. Following leaving military service she began working for her father King Gottschalk on a vision he had to return classical design to the capital which had begun to take on a more modern feel. She has been instumental in many of the nations more significant construction projects since 2009.

In 2017 she married Duke Klaus Ruddenheir and the pair now have one child, Sigmund, who was born in 2019. 
Rutger was born in 1983.

He was educated at the prestigious Altona Grammar School for Boys where he graduated 18th in a year group of 45. Following his graduation he elected to complete his two years of manditory military service in the Air Force as a member of the Air Defence Guard which provide ground security for Air Bases. Following completion of this in 2004 he began to attend University where he studied History. Upon graduation he began working within the nations Sovereign Wealth Fund to help ensure family oversight. He was responsible for pushing for several investments into "Green" Technology companies. In 2016 he became the nations Minister for Tourism before switching to Minister for Security in 2019 as position he held until his father died.

He is married to Heidi who is a Doctor at the Army Memorial Hospital specialising in brain injuries since 2007. They have two children, Karl who was born in 2009 and Matilda born in 2012.
Lukas was born in 1980 and is the eldest child of King Gottschalk and Queen Lucille. As with boys of the family he attended Altona Grammar School for Boys and graduated 33rd out of a year group of 49 students. He was not much of an academic and so voulenteered for regular military service rather than national service. He joined the Royal Parachute Regiment in 1998 and seemed to excel at soldiering. In 2003 he was transfered to the 1st Battalion which is in essence the elite of the Parachute Regiment. He served in that until 2010 when he took up a position in T Battalion which undertakes the administration of training new recruits. By 2015 he was Chief of Training for the unit. In 2015 he returned to regular service. Despite his father asking him to take up some government position he refused preferring to stay in the military.

In 2003 he married Kamille who was the daughter of a prominent Wildhüter of the faith. The pair of four children, Gottschalk who was born in 2005, Hans who was born in 2008, Victoria who was born in 2011 and Gertrude who was born in 2015.

Factbooks and Maps / The Kingdom of Altona
« on: June 11, 2021, 11:05:03 AM »

Flag used when nation is at peace

Flag used when nation faces either war or crisis
The Kingdom of Altona

Population:- 8,500,000
Capital:- Altona

Altona is largely a sprawling city state located ??? and surrounded by forest. It was created in the 14th Century by a noble from ???? who wished to carve out his own Kingdom and gathering together some loyal followers set sail. Over time his personal fiefdom grew and grew until today it stands as a geographically isolated state surrounded by what could be described by some as a natural buffer zone.

The nation made a reputation as a state that prided itself on militarastic and chivalric ideals and has a history of providing mercenary armies and navies throughout history. The nation still has a significant number of military businesses. The nation also has rather liberal rules regarding financial regulation for business once established and also rather liberal trading ideas. In the last 30 years or so the city state has attempted to carve itself out a reputation for being a vibrant centre of culture and recreation.

The Kingdom is ruled by a monarch. They may introduce any legislation they wish however they must gain the approval of the Altonan Witan to become law. The Altonan Witan is made up of 100 randomly selected citizens over the age of 18 who serve for a month. Their only duty is to vote on potential changes to the law. If they reject a law they make suggestions on how to improve it. It is a criminal offence to refuse to be part of the Witan unless you are either a single parent, currently at University, serving in the military or have some identified medical impairment to serving.

The current royal family are the Sülldorf Dynasty who have been on the throne since Queen Eleonora took the throne in 1941.

The crown does not pass down automatically to eldest child. The military serving at the time of the monarchs death elect the new monarch from those members of the royal family over the age of 21.

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