Heraldum Versailles



  • Heraldum Versailles

    XVIII Maius, Edition I

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    With our kingdom joining the European Union and through that act accepting new legislation, standards and policies - it is natural for us to wonder what will be our Parliament's following move, considering that we're entering a time where our adjustment to the European Union will have us either flourish or crumble. "It is of utmost importance that our kingdom goes through the process of European Integration as soon as possible and achieves prosperity within the Union, for it is our responsiblity to lead our nation towards better days." Those were some of the words spoken by Rebecca O'Hara, the current Prime Minister, who despite her eagerness seems to refrain from choosing someone to represent the kingdom on the European Council - which approved the new European Budget authored by Jenna Marelle Johnson and presented by Edward Firoux on the same date we've become a member state.

    [European Budget for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year]
    [European Constitution which now applies to Aleonoria]

    With that said, it has been over a decade since Alienor III succeeded her father as the queen of Aleonoria and married Ian Kligenberg, but never had her role become as significant as it is now due to the ceremonies and diplomatic meetings pertaining Aleonoria's position in Europe that were planned. But the queen's importance is being overshadowed by her eldest daughter, Victoria, who decided to move to the Microstate of Inquista through the European Exchange Program and continue pursuing theology, with this sparking controversy due to the heiress' close observance of Inqustian Orthodoxy, the religion of her father. While the relationship between Aleonoria and Inquista is a good one, with the two nations aiding one another during the Romantic era in their pursuit of wealth and greatness, religious differences have kept them apart when Aleonoria protested against the Pope in 1825, and we are now reminded of these wounds. However, having a Kligenberg on the throne of Aleonoria is on the other hand anticipated by some, as there is a large percentage of Aleonorians that believe that if Victoria takes over the throne, the Kligenberg family businesses are going to help the kingdom's economy and lead to major economic development. But at the same time, the supporters of this idea are more keen on seeing Prince Willam, her younger brother, take the Aleonorian throne considering that he's a male and can therefore continue the Kligenberg bloodline. These discussions are leading to numerous predictions of what will happen in Aleonoria's future, with there being a lot of room for speculation.

    [Verba Orthodoxa, News of the Inquistan Church]

    Due to these controversial topics, Queen Alienor decided to leave a comment.
    "While I understand the skeptics, I am quite pleased to see our nation take the next step towards development. It is important for us to involve ourselves with the world, and sharing a connection with the rest of Europe is an enormous matter. It is important for Europeans to nurture their bond and develop, because without one another: we would be nothing. I take pride in our EU membership and hope that it does us good. However, I can't help but feel concerned due to how Aleonoria has reacted to the choice of Victoria, my daughter, and believe that the common folk are taking things out of porportions. She has every right to be interested in both sides of her heritage, because she is her father's as much as she is mine."

    Writer:
    Adele Este



  • Heraldum Versailles

    XIX Maius, Edition II

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    Following Aleonoria's accession into the European Union, the Parliament has decided to present our nation's culture and art to the world in a vainglorious manner by investing into a major exhibition that is to take place in the Palace of Versailles, our nation's most significant architectural acomplishment, before being moved to the Louvre Museum. The exhibition, named Reliquias nos Gloriosus Praeterita (relics of our glorious past), is a collection of our most well known works of art and national symbols such as the Mona Lisa, Nike of Samothrace and the Death of Sardanapalus. This exhibition is meant to showcase Aleonoria while attracting tourists from all over Europe, which are now supposed to be more inclined to arrive due to the travel connections within the European Union. However, to elevate the importance of this exhibition that is meant to promote culture and art all over Europe, all nations of the European Union are going to be asked to send their own pieces of art and set up their own section in the exhibition while all of Europe's leaders and their families will be invited to both the exhibition and a dinner with our royal family that is going to follow.

    [Palace of Versailles]
    [The Louvre Museum]

    The project is led by Ian Kligenberg and Carson Welf, the man that many believe will be chosen as our councillor, who are going to be assisted by the Ministry of Culture and the Auvergian Magisterum. It is not certain will the project be successful, as it is with all things that pertain tourism, but we choose to remain enthusiastic and hope for the best, because after the Sahara Crisis, the Prussian War and numerous other turbulent events, Europe needs to return to it's roots and once again become the world center of culture, art and literature.

    [Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci]
    [The Winged Victory of Samothrace, Pythokritos of Lindos]
    [The Death of Sardanapalus, Eugène Delacroix]

    When it comes down to it, it is important for Aleonoria to continue promoting itself within Europe and this is one perhaps one of the best ways to do so, because it has the potential to involve the entire European Union and let us all show just how different we are. The project is an ambitious one, but it's a calculated risk, because it is something that has never been done before and has the potential to be a major event in which European nations can showcase their rich cultural heritage, at least those that have something to show.

    Writer:
    Adele Este



  • Heraldum Versailles

    XX Maius, Edition III

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    The Kligenberg Industries, which are seen as some of the most powerful capitalists in the entire world, have thus far mantained a strong presence in Aleonoria - with them providing over 4.7% of our jobs and dominating the national market, something that made our Parliament skeptical about letting them continue building their industrial empire. However, with the heirs to throne carrying the name Kligenberg and Aleonoria joining the European Union, the Parliament decided that the Kligenberg Industries can be trusted with leading the ambitious Project Bordeaux, hoping to turn the northern port of Bordeaux into a trade center between Inquista and Aleonoria. Matthew James, one of the most successful diplomats in Aleonoria, has been put in charge of observing the project unveil and making sure that things go as planned alongside Prince Willam, who despite his lack of knowledge in the field volunteered to help.

    "This project, just like the numerous others that Aleonoria has been working on recently, is very ambitious - seeking to dominate an entire trade route between two countries. If we succeed, we're going to revitalize our kingdom's trade on the Mediterranean Sea and provide not only thousands of jobs, but thousands of opportunities for further economic expansion." Those were the words spoken by Matthew James, who made sure to point out opportunities for work this opens, considering that unemployment is our state's greatest issue. "If this project goes as planned, we can expect that Aleonoria's economy on the now relatively neglected coast is going to improve and people will stop turning towards Paris for work and opportunities. Bordeaux, after all, has been one of the most important cities in Aleonorian history, and if we give it's unpredictable economy a clear path, we're going to make great things happen."

    Writer:
    Stephen St James


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