Frequently Asked Questions
THE FOLLOWING IS A LEGACY TEXT FROM MARSTON'S HISTORY. MORE INFORMATION ON THE MORDERN COMMUNITY WILL BE PUBLISHED SHORTLY. THANK YOU FOR YOU PATIENTS, AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL MARSTONGOV@PROTONMAIL.COM
Does the Kingdom of Marston have a permanent population?
The Admiral and Vice-Admiral 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 the Kingdom of 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 the Kingdom of Marston have a Government?
The Kingdom of Marston is governed by a constitutional monarchy, laid out in the constitution written by Admiral Niamh I. The Admiral is Head of State, and the ruling monarch in the same way many Kingdoms have a King or a Queen. The nautical theme of the Admiral’s style of address is unrelated to the common Naval rank, but it should be noted the Admiral is also Admiral of the Fleet and commander in chief of Marston’s Sea & Land Army.
Does the Kingdom of Marston have the capacity to enter into relations with other states?
Not only does the Kingdom of Marston have the capacity to enter into relations with other states, but also the Admiral frequently reaches out to other world leaders via the online social media platform Twitter. We are 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, the Admiral 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.
Does the Kingdom of 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 the Kingdom of 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, the Kingdom 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 the Kingdom of 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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