Grand Principality of Pastana

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Grand Principality of Pastana
Gran Principato di Pastana
Part of the Anisoran Empire
Flag of Pastana   Coat of Arms of Pastana
Flag Coat of Arms
Territory Motto Firmus in Scientia Stare
Location of Pastana
The Grand Principality of Pastana within the Anisoran Empire
Capital Valance
Founding Date 10 March 7370
Type of Territory Grand Principality
Languages Anisoran, Pastanan
Government
 • Type
 • Grand Prince
 • Prime Minister
 • Federal Assembly

 
Constitutional Monarchy
Grand Prince Titus
Alfonso di Margorina
15 seats

Legislature Parlamento Reale di Pastana
Formation Succeeded Kingdom of Pastana
Area 119,820 km² (46,263 sq mi)
Population 3,176,256


This article is about the current Principality of Pastana. For other uses, see Pastana (disambiguation).

The Grand Principality of Pastana (Anisoran: Gran Principato di Pastana; Pastanan: Magnus Principatus Pastanae) is a constituent state of the Anisoran Empire. The Grand Principality was established on 10 March 7370, just three years after the establishment of the Anisoran Empire by Marius I after his victory in the Anisoran Civil War (7363-7365). It was the first Grand Principality to be established under the Empire and marked the beginning of the first major territorial and political restructuring of the lands that were incorporated into Marius Decus' empire.

The territory of Pastana itself has had a long history and had been a leading power in the Medio region from the seventy-second century. Under the Kingdom of Pastana, and later the Dual Kingdom of Casella and Pastana, much of the territories which are now part of the Anisoran Empire were brought under the King of Pastana and Casella's direct or indirect control between the seventy-second and seventy-fourth centuries. The Royal Houses of Pastana and Casella, first under the House of Balpurt-Garro and later the House of Tortagno-Nespola, established a complex web of alliances and tributary states across the western Medio, augmented by pacification and outright conquest, which essentially led to the complex territorial composition of the Empire at its foundation in 7367.

The Grand Principality today occupies much of the land traditionally called 'Pastana' on the Cadrai Peninsula and is, by both land area and popluation, the third largest constituent state of Anisora after the Grand Principalities of Casella and the Lusava and Vascano. The Grand Principality itself is sub-divided into seven states which act as the primary administrative regions within the Royal Government of Pastana, which has its capital in Valance.

Contents

History

Dissolution of the Kingdom of Pastana

Foundation of the Grand Principality

74th Century

75th Century

Geography

Government and politics

Administrative divisions

Grand Prince of Pastana

Prince Titus, the current Grand Prince of Pastana.

As a constituent state of the Anisoran Empire, the Grand Principality of Pastana retains its own head of state. The Kingdom that preceded the current Grand Principality, however, was one of the two principal titles of the ruler of the Dual Kingdom, the other being the Kingdom of Casella.

At the foundation of the Empire, it was generally expected that the newly crowned Emperor Marius I would retain both crowns personally, as had been the case since the personal union between the two kingdoms had been established under King Valerio I in 7273. However, during the Riforma of 7370, Marius passed the newly minted title of Grand Prince of Pastana to his son Prince Marius. According to the historian S. Vincenza di Portemala, widely considered the 76th century’s leading scholar on the Riforma, "The transmission of a Grand Princely title to his son and heir was central to Marius’ vision for the Empire and the establishment of an imperial dynasty which would command respect from the ancient houses of Anaria."a

Since Prince Marius was crowned Grand Prince of Pastana in Santorenna Castle in 7370, the title Grand Prince of Pastana has become a title granted by convention to the heir apparent to the Anisoran monarch, although failure to be granted the title does not affect the rights to royal succession. Despite Pastana's status as a constituent state, the title is not inheritable, merging with the Crown on accession to the throne. The legal status of the Grand Principality during this transition period has been questioned, but in effect functions as a personal union between the emperor's inheritable titles and Pastana. The title represents one of the more complex and eccentric traditions of the Anisoran Empire.

The title officially and constitutionally invests the holder with the crown of the Grand Principality of Pastana and as such the holder becomes the head of state of that state until they inherit the throne and pass it to their heir. The title is de facto held by the heir apparent from his birth (due to the male-preference cognatic primogeniture interitence of the Anisoran Empire, no woman can constitutionally hold the title in her own right),1 although it is traditional for the heir to be officially invested with the crown in a ceremony at the Castello di Santorenna when they come of age (normally around 17-18).

The title was first used by the future Marius II between 7370 and 7384. The current holder is Prince Titus, Grand Prince of Pastana who has held the title since 7569.

Royal Parliament of Pastana

Sovereignty

Constitution

Pastanan nationalism

Economy

Demographics

Coat of Arms

See also

Anisora  Anisora portal

Notes

1 Although this is constitutionally the case, Princess Victoria Donna Reale (the future Victoria II), was often unofficially referred to as the Princess of Pastana, despite the fact that she was never invested with the crown and could not constitutionally hold it. There were calls by various Amberianist groups to modify this law in 7550 when Marius III's first child, Princess Livia, was born. But when her younger brother Prince Titus was born a year later, these calls could be and were ignored.

References

a di Portemala, S.V (7539) Reformatio: Sculpens Imperium, Pena. 188. (Hallish: The Riforma: Sculpting an Empire).

   Constituent states of the Anisoran Empire   
Grand Principalities CasellaLusava and VascanoMatrignanoPastana
Lesser Principalities KelloriaMaronaParronaPensanoPilanoSoglianoTorzarolaValbianoVattoro
Archduchies Marcara-MinliorinaMontagnolaValmoresca
Duchies AlzanaBrignoleCariniCrovianoDorniellaMarucchellaMeradella-Arpaia
MontemaraMontevallePanzollaPiancoloraPiandettaTorzarolo-Arese
Torzarolo-FilettaTorzarolo-Petina-ZavaVecarriViceno
Dependent Islands Fazagoria ▪ Sobrano ▪ Tarisasca and Verolo ▪ Tino
Free Cities DarcoleFabrignaMarocidaPandagnaToselloValamaggioreVastoira
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