|The Republic of Icenia|
|Government and politics|
• Minister of Defense
• Minister of the Interior
• Minister of Foreign Affairs
|Ministers||Elected by Citizens|
and largest city
Icenia, or the Republic of Icenia, is a Semi-Democratic nation located in the -,- quadrant of the map led by ChrisChrispie, and well know for its storied past in the closing months of Civcraft 2.0. In Civclassic, it is a very active nation, with a considerable number of active people. Icenia is bordered by Imperial Truidence in the east, Bloom in the north, and Varkonia in the west and south. Icenia also holds rightful claim over the 0,0 Nexus as per the Icenian-Finglish summit. Icenia is a cultural hub with growing trade ambitions and a large player-base.
- 1 History
- 1.1 Pre-Civclassic History
- 1.2 Founding on Civclassic
- 1.3 Pre-Constitution Era (March 2019)
- 1.4 Involvement in Nyasan-Channer War (March- Early April 2019)
- 1.5 First Icenian Population Boom and Mount Augusta Dispute (April 2019)
- 1.6 Early First Constitution Era: May 2019-June 2019
- 2 Icenia City
- 3 Capital District, Icenia City
- 4 External Districts
- 5 Culture and Religion
- 6 Foreign Relations
Icenia's history traces back to its roots in Civcraft 2.0 as an outpost of Kaiserinreich. At the time of Icenia's initial founding as a colony, Kaiserinreich was involved in a conflict with SPQR and Volterra (modern day Varkonia) over much sought after land needed for the production of EXP, specifically cactus. After a sucessful invasion by joint SPQR-Volterran forces over the establishment of a city in SPQR desert land, the colony of Icenia was established on the remote edges of the Kaiserinreich-Volterra boarder in an effort to create more legitimacy on the land as being rightfully Kaiserins, and to serve as a base for a potential invasion of Volterra through the North. Icenia however very quickly grew and with that grew independent culturally of Kaiserinreich itself, and soon the majority of the players within Kaiserinreich lived in Icenia. Due to the distance between Kaiserin City and Icenia City, and the lack of a strong ruler in Kaiserinreich, many Icenians began to reject Kaiserin rule, and on July 8th, 2015, declared independence from Kaiserinreich and joined the Grand Northern Alliance. After this, Icenia experienced a massive population boom which it could not handle, and eventually suffered from its overall lack of infrastructure leading to its eventual annexation by Volterra after several obby and firebombing attacks committed by alt accounts from Icenia's own alliance, the GNA.
Founding on Civclassic
In March of 2019, ChrisChrispie became active on the Civcraft community again after 2 years of inactivity and traveled to the -,- with the intention on joining Bloom and running for their Parliament. However, these plans did not pan out and after consulting with Varkonian leader Mickale, a tract of land over what once was Antietam Isles and Ring of Essence was granted to ChrisChrispie to re-establish Icenia. The re-establishment of Icenia occurred on March 11, 2019, and was announced to the Subreddit that night.
Pre-Constitution Era (March 2019)
Icenia's early development was initiated by ChrisChrispie shortly after Icenia's announcement in regards to their existence went public. Despite the notoriety of Icenia as a nation, most players on the server were well established and not many wanted to make the trek out to the then backwoods country. Thus, ChrisChrispie was alone when he built the first building in Icenia; a dirt shack on the beach. Slowly new players started to join the nation. The first few came from Musicbook, where ChrisChrispie was well known, but did not stick around for long. DarkMalivas was the first non-musicbook member to join the nation and built Icenia's first residential complex-the Sandstone Tower. The Sandstone Tower would later draw the ire of most Icenians as being an eyesore upon the expanding harbor skyline. Eventually, it was torn down after standing for three months to make way for Icenia's own Corvus shop, which itself was torn down after a period of dereliction.
It was around this time that Icenia began to develop its Chan influence when DreadedNova, a previous citizen of Polynesia in Civcraft 2.0, joined the nation and quickly moved up the ranks to become assistant leader of Icenia during its Pre-Constitution era. DreadedNova would go on to invite other players from various 4Chan associated Minecraft servers and soon Icenia began to grow at a quick pace-but nothing compared to what would later come. LordChieftain would join during this era too. During this time Icenia saw growth along Gapplar Drive-then considered the central hub of Icenian development. DreadedNova would build his windmill during this time and LordChieftain would construct the "Cobble Castle" - the first stage of a planned city development that would have made Icenia a walled and compact city. This plan never came to fruition. The Cobble Castle would later be torn down, and its basement used for the Icenian Space Needle-a massive skybunker complex which serves as the central station of command for the Icenian Militia.
Involvement in Nyasan-Channer War (March- Early April 2019)
On April 9th, 2019 Sovia attacked UNC (United Northern Congress) nation Nyasaland for the pearling of Lakupippu. After heavy fighting and bombing of Palgrave City (Nyasaland's capital), the majority of the attackers were pearled and sent to either Mir's vault or Nyasaland's vault.
One of the attackers pearled in Sovia's attack on Nyasaland was LordChieftain, and the majority of the Sovian attackers had been granted, or were under the process to be granted, dual citizenship in the Republic of Icenia.
As a result, UNC-Icenian relations immediately took a turn for the worse. The UNC was strongly opposed to Icenia's notoriously strict anti-bounty hunting laws, and many Sovian's had taken refuge in Icenia after the attacks as a direct result of the laws. This caused accusations against Icenia claiming that the nation was harboring wanted criminals.
On April 13th, AngryPepsi, a new player under Sovian influence, attacked Palgrave City carrying on his person a number of end crystals and stacks of TNT. AngryPepsi was pearled, but shortly released and took refuge for a brief amount of time to be with the rest of the Sovians, most of who were now full citizens of Icenia due to the annexation of Sovia-Verdan land by Nyasaland and the reinstatement of the throne in Crowsroost (Verda's capital).
After being released, AngryPepsi would travel to Bloom with more end crystals and attempt to bomb the reinforced Bloom rail station. This attack was almost immediately stopped, but resulted in Bloom taking drastic measures against Icenia. Bloomians in Icenia were asked to close their shops, remove dual citizenship from the nation if they had it, and the Bloomian parliament took up a vote to restrict trade and travel to Icenia in totality via embargo. Although this would not pass due to diplomatic pressure, a rogue citizen of Bloom, HuM4nB3inG, would intentionally grief the Icenian-Bloom railway with a obsidian deathtrap. This resulted in his pearling by Bloom and sentencing in Icenia, being punished to penal labor building the new Icenian-Imperial Truidence rail line.
As a further result, Icenia removed its application to join the UNC, an organization which it had historically been apart of in 2.0 when it had operated under the GNA (Grand Northern Alliance) name.
First Icenian Population Boom and Mount Augusta Dispute (April 2019)
Icenia began experiencing a population boom at the end of March 2019. It was during this time that many Sovians established dual citizenship within Icenia including Pirater, Gamephobic, iakwai, and others. Icenia had also around this time completed a rail line to Bloom, which had just closed its borders to new players after continuing alt-raids caused issues for the nation. This caused many new players not associated with Sovia to join Icenia as well, given the fact that it was the closest active nation to Bloom in the region. Also helpful to Icenia's population boom during this era was its association with former Chan players. Many players came to Icenia from /int/craft, /pol/craft, and the remnants of Chansiatic State after its destruction and subsequent handoff to Mir by Nes2, a former associate of ChrisChrispie during Civcraft 2.0 in the towns of Intis and Chanos. Most of the new population during this time settled in Versilles Loop, located next to the Greenbelt that had existed to block off what became the Redlight district from the JQ. Ram Ranch was founded during this time as well as the explosion of Bookstores owned by both Rurik and Figasaur. The CBT shack was also built during this time, and many of the original buildings constructed in Pre-Constitution era Icenia began to be torn down.
The dominant diplomatic issue that occurred during this era was the "Mount Augusta Crisis". During the week of April 20th, a new account named Tylerj05 entered Icenia and became a resident of the nation, joining the Icenian discord and renting a room in Figasaur's apartments in the JQ. Tylerj05 for the rest of his time in Icenia simply walked around and built a smoothstone shack on the beach by Sunnyshore Village, at that time fairy far from Icenia proper. On April 24th, 2019, Figasaur logged in for the first time Tylerj05 was on and was subsequently pearled and boated to Mount Augusta over Augustan claims dating from the very start of 2019 over treason. The pearl was then handed to DRECO and Figasaur was placed in the vault of Mount Augusta, eventually being upgraded to an end pearl.
The response from Icenia was immediate and harsh. Tylerj05 had violated Icenian sovereignty by illegally bounty hunting and extraditing Figasaur over claims Icenia disputed and Mount Augusta had accepted an illegal pearl violating their own constitution. While Icenian leaders searched for a solution to the issue, Icenian nationals organized a protest on the streets of Mount Augusta. On the night of April 24th, many Icenians and some members of SATO such as Neotide descended upon MtA to protest the pearling under strict orders to not engage in any combat with the Augustans. The protest began peacefully, but eventually devolved into chaos as Callum lit TNT against the protesters killing many of them in cold blood. The canals of Augusta ran red with the blood of innocent Icenian martyrs and the public outcry became squarely against Mount Augusta.
The next day, on April 25th, after internal talks Augustan mayor Citylion released Figasaur's pearl to avoid any further escalation with Icenia.
- Signing of the First Icenian Constitution
At the end of the month of April the First Icenian Constitution was finalized and approved by ChrisChrispie, effectively forming the modern Icenian governmental system and the following players were chosen to lead the first iteration of the Grand Ministry.
- President: ChrisChrispie
- Minister of Foreign Affairs: DreadedNova
- Minister of Defense: Rurik
- Minister of Interior: Azulaloi
- Grand Judge: LordChieftain
- Judge: Gollygeekid
- Judge: Soundtech
The placing of these ministers into their positions effectively ended the "Pre-Constitution-Era" of Icenia and began the First Constitution Era.
Early First Constitution Era: May 2019-June 2019
May in Icenia was defined by a short stagnation of growth and a slow political straightening out. Many of the original players from Sovia had gone to go form New Sovia, though New Sovia as a nation and city would not become a physical entity until late May/early June of 2019, Icenia was officially at this point an associate member of SATO in an effort to protect against perceived UNC advances, and Imperial Truidence was developing to the South-East of Icenia. During this early time the JQ also quickly developed into a larger body in the town and the Icenian rail station top was finally finished.
Gollygeekid Snitch Incident
One week into the terms of the ministers, the first major controversy of the First Constitution Era arose when Gollygeekid was caught on snitches in Imperial Truidence greifing land, attempting to dig up snitches, and breaking and entering into homes. When presented with evidence, Gollygeekid denied any hostile intentions, but the damage was done and ChrisChrispie asked him to resign rather than risk perusing executive power so early into the first term of ministers. Gollygeekid resigned and an election was forfeited, with ChrisChrispie opting to appoint Vendetta to the position of judge.
Kennedylaw and HJE Industries Destruction
In late April, Icenia began to experience issues with alt-raiding. Most raids were done during the early morning hours, however some were done when players were online causing much chaos. It was around this time that Neotide decided to build the first pot bunker in Icenia to help prevent raids and respond to ongoing ones early. Many of the raids were targeted at Icenia's HJE exp shop, at the time one of two shops in Icenia that provided the city with EXP. The most successful of these raids was done by KennedyLaw, who managed to not only destroy much of the HJE supply chests, but pearl Figasaur and take him to the border of Imperial Truidence. KennedyLaw was eventually caught on the border of Mount Augusta and his pearl was sent to the NCA, and eventually Hjaltland vaults for permapearling. As a result of the raid in Icenia, and other attacks on their EXP production facilities, HJE industries effectively shut down and its plot stood vacant and falling apart until torn down to make way for new shops.
More changes in government structure and early EXP ambitions.
Vendetta would serve as judge for a week and a half until resigning in an attempt to create his own nation near where Caledonia's former independent neighbor 'The Brotherhood of Steel' exists now. In his place, ChrisChrispie appointed Lagiacrus who brought stability to a judgeship that seemed perpetually in motion. Icenia also procured land from Gensokyo during this time for their Mesa colony and a rail line was built to it. This mesa claim became Icenia's first exclave. The reason for the wanting of a new EXP industry stemmed from the destruction of HJE at home, though these ambitions would lead Figasaur to proclaim that "Icenia would never make a block of EXP". This would eventually be proven false when, in August of 2019, a still growing Icenia developed its own revolutionary exchange system with the help of Etherium national adeadhead and became a trade hub for exp in the region overnight.
Icenia at the Gensokyo Olympics
Icenia made her first appearance at an international event during this time at the Gensokyo Olympics, which resulted in one silver medal being one by ChrisChrispie in chess. More notable during the event however was the slaughter of an Icenian in the Gensokyo Olympic Arena by FourofFive, Bloomian Parliament member ThirdofFive's brother. Event security quickly apprehended the assailant and the pearl was sent to Hjaltland for a week. Icenians competed in most of the events at the Gensokyo Olympics.
Continued Population Expansion and Creation of Oak Row
By this time, Icenia had become known around the server as one of the main destinations for new players, and eventually started gaining non-chan members into its folds. The result of this immigration was the creation of the "Oak Row" district, more or less a slum of houses located behind the now abandoned LordCheiftain tower, which had remained empty since Lord moved to his estate near Old Titan in Icenia. During Icenia's early days, the land where Oak Row was cleared of trees and flattened to make way for a fortified Yoahtl style village, however this never came into fruition and the result was land perfect for placing newfriends upon. Some newfriends that came during this era were Timbez, PaintedWolf666, Alphagale, and most infamously, sk8terg8tr, whos first actions upon joining Icenia were to raid Ram Ranch.
Oak Row was soon considered by many to be a massive eyesore in the shadow of the Icenian downtown, which by May was almost fully built and many advocated for tearing down the homes there and making pre-built apartments for these players instead, however this never came about. It is notable that no resident of Oak Row has ever maintained Icenian elected office, as most elected officials from Icenia come from more affluent regions such as Stone Row (Anvil, Quanton_Biscut), JQ (Figasaur, Enforcer, ChrisChrispie), or Versailles Loop (Soundtech, Azu).
Icenia City is a sprawling urban center that is the capital of the Republic of Icenia. With a population of approximately 35 active players, Icenia City is one of the most populated and active cities on the Civclassic server during the summer of 2019. The city does not conform to the standard "city block" meta that is common to Civcraft and instead utilizes a more organic planning methodology similar to those used in cities on the American East Coast. Icenia City is divided in to several smaller districts or neighborhoods that each contain a unique building style or theme. The most well known areas include The Jewish Quarter (JQ), Oak Row, Ram Ranch, and Mansion Row. Icenia City also houses the primary rail station in Icenia that has international rail lines to the Zero Zero (Nexus), Bloom, Varkonia (Gabon), Imperial Trudence, and Vinland. Furthermore, Icenia's rail station has a vast network of domestic lines that allow citizens and visitors to quickly traverse the nation. The city is surrounded by a series of wheat farms allowing new players access to free food.
The Jewish Quarter
The Jewish Quarter (JQ) is one of the most prominent and well designed portions of Icenia City. It contains the city's primary factory room and houses a vast portion of its shops and businesses. The district was constructed primarily by Figasaur and RabbiCroc after the events of the Great Jewish Diaspora from Mount Augusta. The Jewish Quarter also contains Icenia's largest synagogue of which, RabbiCroc is the Rabbi of. It is one of the most notable sources of Icenian culture and religion. Other prominent features of the Jewish Quarter include the Clock Tower, Wall of Prayers in which players can record their hopes and dreams, and the Jewish Quarter Apartments. The JQ was griefed and eventually destroyed by Figasaur and the Icenian government, main reason being Judaism is a common target for many other nations.
The economic hub of Icenia, Central Icenia contains in it Icenia Central Station, many above ground shops, the Icenian EXP Co-Op, the Icenia Welcome Center, and Icenia's oldest standing building-Dreaded Nova's house/Windmill. Central Icenia was the first settled region within Icenia and at the start of the existence of Icenia contained many early cultural staples-like the Sandstone Tower.
The name oak row was given to the street upon which many newfriends constructed their house. It is marked by buildings nearly completely constructed from the oak trees that blanket the island. While some consider it an eye sore, oak row has become a staple of Icenian culture and a reminder of Icenian history. In July, 2019 much of Oak Row was torn down as a result of the Sovia-Icenia War and the construction of the Icenian Space Needle, Icenia's main defensive sky bunker located in the center of the city. Today not much of the original Oak Row remains, however some buildings continue to exist in the area, though their time left in Icenia is unknown at this point. In August, 2019 Oak Row was effectively renamed Oakside, which contains within it Dizian's Tree, The Grand Icenian Stadium, and much of the land directly north of the Central Icenia district.
Named after the city in Chanada from 2.0, Versailles, or Versailles loop was one of the first neighborhoods established within Icenia. Mostly a residential district, Versailles contains within it many of homes of the original settlers within Icenia, as well as the only remaining pub built during Icenia's May "Pub-Boom" (The Naughty Gnome).
Mansion Row is low population, high build quality area in Icenia City. Located on the eastern edge of the city it is populated by several of Icenia's better builders. Mansion Row also contains a temple and the Hyperion Corporation headquarters, owned by former Minister of Foreign Affairs Vendetta, Prioma's home, and Willis Farms, owned by SailorWillis.
Jah Park is one of the many holy sites of Jahaism. Dedicated to the rapper XXXTentacion, the park contains an open space sporting many stores and a large water fountain. Near the park, there are there are several Icenian heritage sites including the Grand Icenian Septic Tank and the Shitter Shack. Jah Park was griefed in the JQ removal process in October 2019.
Capital District, Icenia City
The Icenian Capital District, or Icenia City consists of the main island of Icenia in which the overwhelming majority of its population resides. The capital district contains Icenia City, Sunnyshore Village, Old Concord, and a series of castles known as the Quantonimo Bay Castle, Antietam Isles Castle, Lord Chieftain's Castle, Fort Olenor, and Barad-dûr. The Capital District is almost entirely a forest biome with much of the island being an oak forest with a number of small lakes and ravines dotting the landscape. To the south there is a sparsely populated snowy forest biome that houses Fort Olenor.
Land of Many Castles
Icenia is home to five large castles, four of which are *mostly* complete. The Quantonimo Bay Castle sits at the waters edge to the north west of the island while Lord Chieftain's Castle guards the territory to the north west. Towards the center portion of the island the Antietam Isles Castle sits near the edge of Icenia City. To the south of Icenia City on the border of the snowy forest biome, Fort Olenor guards the end of Sunnyshore Loop Road. Finally in the bay to the south west of Icenia City, Barad-dûr rises from the ocean.
Farms and Plantations
For most of Icenia's existence, farms were located close to the city and not intended for the development of the EXP industry, however, this slowly started to change and in late July of 2019 Icenia had developed bottable and industrial sized farms in almost all of its regions which were in turn connected by rail. In mid August of 2019, Icenia began development on a 'plantation town' to its South near the border of Imperial Truidence to better develop its beatroot farming system.
Bridges and Highways
- Bloom Friendship Bridge
- Icenian-Imperial Truidence Bridge
- Bayview City Bridge
- Old Concord Bridge
- Bloom-Icenia National Highway: runs North into Bloomian territory and south into Icenia City.
- Gapplar Mountains National Highway: runs from Icenia City through the Gapplar Mountains to Old Concord and Imperial Truidence.
West Isle is a state and populated city located West of Icenia City and connected to Amiens Island and Icenia City via the Witeriuh Bay Bridge. The city of West Isle was founded in Mid-July of 2019 by VolutionFS and others. Its charter was approved on July 31st, 2019. The city of west Isle is comprised of a fort and several surrounding homes and it maintains a factory room and rail connection to Icenia Central Station via the Drippy Domestic System. The West Isle Highway also connects to the Witeriuh Bay Bridge and Icenia City. West Isle is an important EXP and production island as well, containing Icenia's spruce farms, beatroot farms, some potato farms, and the national Ice Production facility. Also located on the island is an unused but fully functional automatic build in the early days of Icenia and the Icenia Pumpkin Farm, a infrastructure build before Icenia's switch to EXP recipe #2. West Isle is the second most populated island in Icenia outside of Amines Island.
In October 6, 2019, the Governor of West Isle VolutionFs announced that he have decided to leave the server. One week later, West Isle was dissolved as a Federal State of Icenia and the majority of West Isle playerbase left the server.
Nexus is an external district in Icenia that serves as a major non-populated rail hub for the majority of the server. Nexus was formally awarded to Icenia after the Icenian-Finglish Summit by John Smith aka. Stonato in late April of 2019 after a period of abandonment. Icenia maintains a direct connection to Nexus via its 0,0 'rail switch compatible' rail line, which also serves as a major transport artery to +,+ nations such as Caledonia.
Helios is an Icenian territory containing a single nether biome with small scale netherwart production and connected to Icenia City via the Drippy Domestic System. Helios is unpopulated due to its relative harshness compared to the much more Mediterranean climate of Icenia City and the colder but bearable climate of West Isle. Besides serving as Icenia's major source of netherwart production, it also serves as Icenia's major producer of non-farmed EXP materials such as rotten flesh.
Antioch Isle is a formerly populated island located in Icenia's shallow -,- claims that is the home of the Greater Antioch Ship Canal which connects the Varkanos Ocean on the west side to the mouth of the Anburon River and Stonato Bay on the East. Also on the island is the abandoned city of New Antioch, which maintained an active population at the start of the world. The north of Antioch Isle is located squarely in the center of the mouth of the Anburon river and the south of the island is almost directly connected to Varkonia's Vesuvius claims. Antioch Isle can be reached via boat, however plans for extending the Drippy Domestic System to the island have been in the works, as well as a planned Nexus Overland Rail and Highway.
Carbonia Isle is a formerly populated island that served as the capital for Carbon, John Smith's nation and original owner of 0,0. Carbonia, along with Nexus, was formally granted to Icenia during the Icenian-Finglish summit, although Icenia deliberately chose not to claim the north of the island past the city proper of Carbon due to not wanting to intrude upon Imperial Truidence, which owns the northern half of the island. Carbonia Isle is located at the very end of the mouth of the Anburon River, and its former leader lends his name to Stonato Bay, which sits directly South-East of the Rubicon, the former castle of the emperor of Carbon and the central piece of the long abandoned city there. Carbonia Isle is connected to Icenia via the Drippy Domestic System and Icenia's 0,0 rail runs directly though the city making visiting the ruins very easy to do.
Canduro is an unpopulated Mesa Biome which was ceded to Icenia by Gensokyo to facilitate the production of cactus during the time when Icenia was considering a different EXP recipe. It is connected to Icenia via the Drippy Domestic System. Canduro has relatively little use to Icenia today, unlike its former glory days when Icenians ventured to make the island habitable for bot accounts. Today the only structures on the island are the Canduro Station, a small structure that houses the islands rudimentary water drop, and the Icenian National Automatic Cactus Farm, which is owned by the Minister of Interior.
Culture and Religion
Jah, aka Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy professionally known as XXXTentacion was a lyrical miracle and a god among men before his death on June 18, 2018. Since his death, he has become the sole deity in the Icenian faith Jahaism, a sect of Judaism. The religion is primarily practiced within Icenia, however there are a small number of other worships outside of the country.
Characteristics of Jahaism
Jahaism is loosely structured but primarily follows the beliefs outlined by Judaism with the exception of god being recognized as Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy instead of 'God' as described in the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam). The religious head of Jahaism is RabbiCroc who operates a synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of Icenia. Hallowed symbols and artifacts include:
- Gekyume's Foreskin
- Black BMW i8s
- Poems and hymns written buy XXXTentaction himself.
Jah Day occures on June 18, in remembrance of our lord and savior Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy's assassination. In Icenia, Jah Park becomes the center of the celebration.
- Gekyume's Foreskin is placed upon a pedestal. The faithful line up to touch / kiss it to receive a blessing.
- Prominent leaders and rabbis make speeches.
- The faithful gather in a septic tank to bathe in the holy waters of Jah.
- Jahmicas are distributed to participants.
- Sacred airpods are given to the faithful. This is typically done in / on the Black BMW i8 that Jahseh was assassinated in.
- Firework show.
- Red torches are placed to signal the end of the holiday.
Bloody Wednesday occurs on April 25th of every to remember the illegal pearling of Figasaur and the bombing of Icenian protesters in Mount Augusta.
Septic tanks are a key feature in Icenian culture. Brought to popularity by Figasaur's daring escape from MtA, many homes in Icenia now posses this key feature. Icenia City also has a large public septic tank that has been home to several celebrations including Jah Day.
G vs Barkey
Icenia has an ongoing debate between whether 'G' or 'Barkey' is the superior statement. There is a dedicated g-barkey channel in the discord along with a highway and road named after the two legendary words / letters.
Interactions with Other Nations
Historically, Icenia maintained positive relations with Sovia/New Sovia, and much of the Pre-Constitution era was defined by a peaceful co-existence between Icenian's and Sovians in the nation. Many 'first wave' citizens in Icenia were avid players of /pol/andcraft, and were brought into Icenia by Sovians creating a strong early culture in the nation and several 'districts' with Ram Ranch being the most notable. The land Icenia was built upon was also at one point owned in part by Gamephobic, who's first house on the server still stands in the Southeastern region of Antietam Island, where Icenia City is located.
Relations began to sour after breaches of trust between the government of Icenia and Sovians. After the attack on Nyasaland, the government of Icenia cracked down on TNT stashes carried into the nation after it was discovered that AngryPepsi had compacted incredible amounts on the explosive and had stored it within Icenian territory. The UNC was also given the authority to pearl anyone involved in the Nyasaland bombing not yet captured even if they were residing in Icenia. Later, ChrisChrispie was accused of stealing diamond blocks from Pirater which were being used to help build New Sovia. When presented with evidence, ChrisChrispie gave the blocks back. However, this would permanently damage relations between the two groups.
Relations collapsed in mid June of 2019, when Swiftfizz and many other New Sovians entered Icenian territory and entered restricted land, later spamming the coordinates of this area in the in-game global group chat, Civclassic discord, and Civclassic subreddit. This resulted in Swiftfizz's banning from Icenia under the newly passed 'Reasonable Suspicion Act'. Days later, a player by the name of mugo would be pearled in New Sovia for carrying TNT on his person. This player would later be revealed to be an alt account of LordChieftain. A few days later the conflict heated up into what is known as the 'Clown Wars'.
Icenia and Imperial Truidence are neighboring countries that have maintained positive relations. While there is no formal alliance, both nations regularity assist the other with projects and mutual defense against petty raiders. Recently, both countries have begun the process of exchanging embassies to further improve relations.
Icenia is currently a member, and founding member of, the United Defensive Front or the UDF.
The UDF currently consists of fellow shallow -,- nations Bloom and Imperial Truidence. This alliance was created in late July after the UNC collapsed after the Evocator/Corvus scandal and Varkonia's decision to form the Entente. Icenia wrote much of the original draft of the UDF charter and the first spokesperson of the UDF was Vend3tta, the Icenian Minister of Foreign Affairs (June-July 2019). Currently, Icenia holds the Defense Secretary position within the UDF with their Defense Minister, Soundtech, serving in the position. The UDF was been the source of much controversy within Icenia, primarily between the IFP (Icenia First Party) and the IDP (Icenia Defense Party).
Icenia was formerly part of the GNA in Civcraft 2.0, and the UNC became a spiritual successor, and it was only natural for Icenia to apply to join the UNC. This was due to these historical connections and the neighbors of Icenia being UNC members, including Bloom and Varkonia. The UNC had given early support to the establishment of Icenia in Civclassic, with Varkonia giving the new nation city bastions and materials for basic factories. Bloom also gave early attention to Icenia and even requested that Icenia join Bloom as a separate city within their nation.
However, early on relations with UNC nations began to fray. First, LordChieftain was pearled by then UNC (United Northern Congress) member Swiftfizz and brought to the Varkonia vault over 'terroristic threats' made on Icenian soil. This violated Icenia's anti-bounty hunting laws and LordChieftain was released. Then due to the events of Sovia's attack upon Nyasaland, and Icenia's perceived harboring of individuals wanted in the UNC, member nations of the alliance began to doubt their ability to work with Icenia in a constructive manner. Around this time, Icenia decided to cancel its request to join the alliance.
After pulling their request out, the UNC made several attempts to work on creating regional policy with Icenia over the nations bounty hunting restrictions through BritishWanderer (UNC spokesperson) and other members. The treaty proposed to Icenia would have made it legal for UNC member nations to send bounty hunters into Icenia if an active threat persisted, however the treaty contained no right for Icenia to do the same. Furthermore, Icenia requested that no bounty hunting for UNC interests within Icenian territory would be done by players associated with Mir, and that Icenian citizens would not be allowed to be bounty hunted at all unless an explicit request was made by UNC leaders to Icenian government officials. As a result the treaty was scrapped around Easter of 2019.
Despite this, the UNC was Icenia's greatest trading partner until its eventual demise and in June 2019 Varkonia remained the only active EXP and Bastion supplier in Icenia after the shuttering of HJI on an international scale.
In late July of 2019, tensions with the UNC began to flare again after the Sovia-Icenia War, nicknamed the Clown Wars. This was directly related to the releasing of screenshots by Swiftfizz that showed Icenian leader ChrisChrispie had partook in the obbybombing of Crowsroost before the UNC invasion along with Pirater, and that Chris had invited the Sovians to build defensive infrastructure in Icenia after the attack on Nyasaland. The June 20th Attack upon Icenia had also served as pretext for the pearling of BritishWanderer by Thoths_Librarian in an attempt to free PapaPound through negotiations from the Hjaltland Vault. This led to controversy involving Ev0cator and Thoths over their alleged alt-raiding of UNC territories. As a result of the leaking of screenshots, the UNC for a short time considered declaring war upon Icenia, however, this never came into fruition as the screenshots were over four months old, Icenia was no longer allied in any way with the Sovians, and there were bigger issues ongoing in the region.
By the time the UNC disbanded, Icenia had shored up relations with Imperial Truidence and Bloom and the UDF was created in the wake of the abandonment of the UNC, leading to an era of Icenian history known as Pax-Icenia-a time comparable to the 1990's in the United States.
After pulling out of their application to join the UNC, Icenia opted to attempt to join SATO due to mutual connections to many of the alliances previous leadership being associated with nations that ChrisChrispie had connections with in Civcraft 2.0, notably Bgbba through Chanada, who was now leading Yoahtl. SATO was also the only alliance outside of the UNC that was relatively stable in the world at the time as NATO was engaged in an ongoing and stalled war with Mir, and joining the NCA was out of question. SATO was hesitant to let Icenia fully on board given the nations reputation for being rowdy in server politics and the fact that Figasaur and Cr0codile, members of the JQ, had moved to Icenia and were accepted there as major members of Icenian society. However, despite these reservations, SATO voted to bring Icenia on as an associate member believing that if the JQ was to be contained, it was best contained in an area such as Icenia.
Relations with SATO while in the alliance were lukewarm, while SATO hesitantly supported Icenia during the Mount Augusta extradition crisis, relations began to become frayed as Icenia and Bloom continued petty spats over Fig and Croc's willingness to stir the pot in the region and throw accusations of anti-antisemitism at other leaders. This came to a head after the first Icenian ministerial debate in late May, 2019 when then candidate Fig accused specificlanguage (managing Mount Augustan voter registration) of various allegations in regards to Fig's time in the Mount Augustan JQ. It was at this time that a mutual agreement was made between Icenia and members of SATO that the alliance was simply not going to work. Since then relations have only continued to get worse, with SATO nation Caledonia, a major trading partner with Icenia, elected to annex the Brotherhood of Steel after consistent threats made by its leader YourAverageRick directed at citizens of the Icenia, the loss of Icenian pearls in Hjaltland's vault resulting in a resuming of alt-raiding in the city. Despite all of this, Icenia remains close with several SATO nations including Vinland and The Commonwealth.
Icenia has been involved in two wars, one with New Sovia dubbed 'The Clown Wars' and an ongoing one with Nipplerock. Both wars are defensive in nature as Icenia is not a heavily militarized nation.
The Clown War was an undeclared war / conflict with New Sovia that mostly consisted of subreddit pvp with a small amount of action consisting of a series of Sovian trespasses on Icenian military installations, the assassination and pearling of Icenian Judge: Quanton_Biscuit, the pearling of mugo, and a small raid / riot within Icenia City. A peace deal between the two nations was signed June, 26th, 2019 after Icenia placed an 800 diamond bounty on Swiftfizz.
Icenia - Nipplerock Conflict
The Icenia - Nipplerock Conflict is an ongoing war with Gantoe_, leader of Nipplerock. The war initially started when President ChrisChrispie jokingly stated that Nipplerock was an illegitimate state. Gantoe_ then proceeded to TNT bomb several Icenian properties including Ram Ranch, and Gnome Inn. Due to damage to Icenian property, the Republic of Icenia offered Gantoe_ their surrender along with a number of 'air-pods'. Gantoe_ refused the Icenian surrender and eventually stopped bombing Icenia to focus on other terroristic ventures around the server.