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Murcian Commonwealth
Flag of the Murcian Commonwealth
Motto United For Order
Anthem none
Politics
State Commonwealth
Government Protectorate
Head of state Local powers
Head of government Grand Protector
History
Established 1736
Predecessor(s) Navonian Kingdom
New-Saxony Kingdom
Selessian territories
Successor Dual Monarchy
Other
Capital Murcia City
Currency Navonian dinar

The Murcian Commonwealth was a country situated in the south-eastern area of Rodenia, bordering Granida and Sudetia. It was founded in 1736 when Edward the Conquerer united the Navonian Kingdom, the New-Saxony Kingdom and the Selessian territories with his father's Grand Army. The establishment of the Commonwealth is a direct result of the Navonian Civil War and marked a shift in the power balance between Pargoth and Murcia. It was the first state to comprise all territory currently controlled by the Republic of Navonia. After Edward's death in 1752 the Commonwealth formula was abandoned by a restoration of the monarchy.

History Edit

Arrow right Main article: History of Navonia.

Umberto of Mercia had become terrified of what the Navonian reaction might be if they found out about his conspiracy with Edward of Saxony. After he received the Letter to Murcia, he ordered his troops to move beyond Ostland and into the heart of the Navonian Kingdom. By the end of 1735, the Selessian army had conquered all of Navonia. However the army commander, prince Edward of Murcia and son of Edward I, stroke a deal with the Navonian nobility. They offered him the Navonian throne in return of overthrowing his own father. The Selessian army turned round and attacked its homeland. Since most Selessian resources were put into the Grand Army, Selessia was peactically defenseless. The Navonian Civil War ended in 1736, but instead of making himself king Edward created the Murcian Commonwealth with the territories of Selessia, Greater New Saxony, Navonia and Harbin. For the first time, all current Navonian territories were comprised into a single political entity. Edward of Murcia declared himself 'Grand Protector' and united his people by force. The Commonwealth ceased to exist when Edward of Murcia died in 1752. His son was only five years old so the Navonian nobility saw a chance to restore the monarchy. They made an agreement with the Selessian upper class, who suffered greatly under Edward's rule, to put a neutral figure in charge. It was so that Francis I from the House of Massovia became king of the Navonian-Selessian Dual Monarchy.

Symbols Edit

Arrow right Main article: Heraldry of Navonia.

The flag of the Murcian Commonwealth was a contraction of the flag of the House of Pargoth and the flag of the House of Saxony. This was done to refer to the unity within the Commonwealth. The blue and white symbolize the waters and skies as in Navonia's colonial flag, the green is the color of New-Saxony. Also featured is the red Pargoth Cross as a reference to the Dukes of Pargoth and the legitimacy of the Grand Protector's rule. The double-headed eagle in the center of the flag represented the House of Murcia of which Edward the Conquerer was a member. The Murcian red was however dropped to remove a direct link to the Grand Protector's Selessian background.

List of rulers Edit

Arrow right Main article: List of rulers of Navonia.
  • 1736-1752: Edward of Murcia, Grand Protector of the Murcian Commonwealth (nicknamed 'Edward the Conquerer')

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