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Ever thought about starting your own country? We did!

Legialle is a nation with a population, laws, customs, and a government. But it is not a country in the literal sense. Sounds a bit odd, right? After a night of fun and friendship, a group of similar-minded creatives got together to create this micronation - a ‘Jewel’ of the Caribbean.  

WHAT IS A MICRONATION?

The Republic of Molossia. The Grand Duchy of Westarctica. The Kingdom of Ruritania. You won’t spot them on the globe, but micronations have emerged all over the globe. While its origins are murky, micronations have emerged in various spots throughout history. Seborga, located in Italy, has a claim which goes back to the early medieval period, while others like Arucania emerged during the nineteenth century. Their first – and, so far, only – King laid claim to territories in South America. Unfortunately, his press for legitimacy was met with the power of the Chilean forces. Legialle may have claims, but we have no intentions to declare ourselves an sovereign state.

At the micro levels (pun intended…we think), micronations are social groups/clubs/communities. Think about your local elk lodge, country club, or neighborhood gym. It’s a group of people with similar interests, and values, coming together for a cause. Just like a micronation, its members abide by a set of rules (a Constitution), learn from each other and, on occasion, take up a charitable cause.

Though micronations exist in their own small world (pun intended), they strive to make positive impacts around the world. Some, like Flandresis and Westarctica, push for environmental issues. Others, like the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands, have a social agenda. (Formally ‘at war’ with Australia, they dissolved following the passage of same-sex marriage.) And still, others are formed for personal or educational reasons. 

What once started out as a creative hobby has since grew. Sure, some may hold their noble titles in high regard.  And, yes, others may make the royal salute. It simply adds flavor to our colorful nation. But there's aspiration to do more. We desire to make a positive impact in communities, inspire individuals to think big, while believing in the creative arts as a force for change.

We are on a ‘royal’ mission to support programs and projects that foster positive relationships in communities.
 
 
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Statistical Information 

Official Name: Principality of Legialle (Principauté de Legialle/Prensipalite nan Lijall)

Short Name: Legialle 

Established: 13 September 2017

Motto: Vires Sapientiae Virtus (Latin: Strength, Wisdom, Valour)

Anthem: La Marche Royale

Official Language(s): English, French, Legiallois Creole

Demonym: Legiallois (Lijallwa)

Organizational Structure: Constitutional Participatory Hereditary Monarchy

Head of State: Marie-Adélina I

Legislature: General Council

Currency: Coquilles

Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time

National Sport: Soccer

National Animal: Red-footed Booby

Holidays: New Year’s Day (1 Jan) Women’s Day (8 March) Culture Day (25 March) Queen’s Birthday (17-19 May) Environment Day (5 June) Pride Day (24 August) Foundation Day (13 September) Feast of the Dead (2 November) Children’s Day (20 November) Day of Thanks and Giving (5 December)  

 

 

Symboles

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Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms is the "emblem" of the nation and the Princely Family. It shows three red stripes with crowns and three white stripes with blue escallops (seashells). The arms rest on an escallop, with a banner below which reads Vires Sapientiae Virtus or Strength, Wisdom, Valor (national motto). The Crown of Legialle surmounts the shield. 

The supporters are represented as Simbis, water spirits of folklore, crowned, each wielding a sword. 


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State Flag

The State Flag features six shells, three of them blue against a wavy white background and the other three white against a blue background. (Heraldry Shells by madnoy74, Creative Commons.) 


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Sovereign’s Flag

The Sovereign’s Flag is flown on any building, ship, car, or aircraft in which the Monarch is staying or traveling. It  features a blue field with a white cross between four white shells with the Crown of Legialle in the center. (Heraldry Shells by madnoy74, Creative Commons.)


 

Join Us

Have a passion for volunteering? Want to commit to something greater than yourself? Interested in how a micronation works? Consider joining us! There are two levels: Friends of Legialle is FREE, while Citizens pay an annual dues of 50 Coquilles (5 USD). 100% of the dues are deposited into a collective fund for humanitarian and charitable purposes. Citizens receive a discount in our Store, are eligible for government positions, and vote for officials to sit on the General Council - the legislature of Legialle!

Please fill out the form below, and one of our representatives will respond within 24 to 48 hours. 

 

Please note: Becoming a Citizen does not grant applicants rights or access to land.

 
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Please list below any micronational activities and/or citizenship and associated years (N/A if never previously involved).
"I shall never bring disgrace to my Community; but I, both alone and with my many comrades, shall fight for the ideals of the Community. I will guard the Centers of Civic Life, and uphold the ideals of my Community, both alone and in concert with others. I will at all times obey and observe the Laws as well as those at present in force as those the Majority may hereafter enact. Should any one seek to subvert those laws or set them aside, I will oppose them either in common with others or alone. In these ways it shall be my constant aim not only to preserve the things of worth in my Community, but to make them of still greater worth. I shall not leave my Community any less but rather greater than I found it. I swear that, on becoming a Citizen of this Community, I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Serene Highness The Reigning Princess Marie-Adélina the First, Her Heirs and Successors according to law. I will give my loyalty to the Crown and Principality of Legialle, and respects its rights and freedoms. I will observe its laws faithfully and fulfill my duties and obligations as a Legiallois Citizen."
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q. What is a micronation? 

A. Micronations, sometimes referred to as a new country project, is an entity that claims to be an independent nation but is not recognized by any foreign government or international organization. Some micronations, like the Principality of Sealand, have actual land that is claimed as their own, while others are entirely online only. Their goals vary, from recognition as a state by international bodies/governments, to simply a simulation. 

 

Q. Where is Legialle located? 

A. Although Legialle is inspired by the rich culture and history of the Caribbean, it does not formally have actual land or borders. However, it makes claim to the uninhabited island of Navassa.