Frequently Asked Questions

Does Marston have a permanent population?

The Head of State and First Lady permanently inhabit the Kingdom of Marston. They often take up residency in the Marstonian Embassy, which is bordered on all sides by England, UK. Citizens of the Kingdom of Marston are free to cross the borders of the other territories of the kingdom as they please, providing they are respectful of the neighbours.


Does Marston have a defined territory?

As mentioned previously, the Marstonian Embassy forms part of the Kingdom’s territory, as does the capital city and the nation’s namesake, Marston, formerly known as Marsden Rock, and formerly located in the North East of England, UK. The Farrock Islands (a small group of rocky islands off the coast of Roker, Sunderland) are also under Marstonian rule.


Does Marston have a Government?

Marston is governed by a constitutional monarchy, laid out in the constitution written by Dr Niamh J. Calderwood. She is Head of State, and the ruling monarch in the same way many Kingdoms have a King or a Queen. She is also known as the Admiral, Sherrif and Empress interchangeably, but she's quite modest so just "Dr. Niamh Jessica Calderwood, Head of State of The Marston Government" is fine for informal address. It should be noted Dr. Calderwood is also Admiral of the Fleet and commander in chief of Marston’s Sea & Land Army.


Does the Marston government have the capacity to enter into relations with other states?

Not only does Marston have the capacity to enter into relations with other states, but also the Head of State frequently reaches out to other world leaders via the online social media platform Twitter. She is still eagerly awaiting a response from the President of Taiwan, and having recently granted a Knighthood to a South Shields Counsellor, hope to soon establish a dialogue with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


Why was the Kingdom of Marston founded?

A lot of people seem curious as to why anybody would want to start a new country in 2019. Surely we don’t need any more countries? Well, it just didn’t seem fair that we never got a chance to have a say on any of the laws of the UK, so we wanted to start from scratch and give it a bash ourselves. Taking inspiration from the United States of America’s Declaration of Independence: in May 2019, Dr. Calderwood sent an email to the UK’s National Trust and told them she’d claimed Marsden Rock as a sovereign nation, and that’s how the Kingdom of Marston was born. The Kingdom prefix was later dropped in favour of a more anarchistic vibe.


Does Marston have its own economy?

The Kingdom of Marston’s economic system was developed and introduced by the First Treasury Secretary, Vice-Admiral Amy. She established the National Bank, designed the £1, £5 and £10 notes and chose to peg the Marston Pound (£) to the Silver Standard. Going forward, there are plans to develop coinage and eventually start dabbling with digital economic systems.


Is Marston recognised by the world community?

According to declarative theory, an entity's statehood is independent of its recognition by other states, as long as the sovereignty was not gained by military force. That being said, Marston has established international friendships with The Republic of Molossia, and is in talks with representatives from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


Does Marston have its own language?

The official language of The Kingdom of Marston is English, however some citizens also speak Esperanto, Klingon, and a little bit of French.


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