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Holy Empire of Meridia (C.S.A Monarchy) by achaley Holy Empire of Meridia (C.S.A Monarchy) by achaley

The Holy Empire of Meridia is the C.S.A , After the war of southern independence the wealthy plantation owners maintain complete control within the government, in essence creating an Oligarchy, so as a result of this the various southern military commanders approach Robert E Lee about starting a military coup he accepts and afterwards uses the situation to his advantage and has himself crowned supreme king of The Holy Empire of Meridia

In terms of how the government works, it is an Absolute Monarchy similar to Saudi Arabia

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The Base for this was www.deviantart.com/art/Flag-of… by CyberPhoenix001

"All Hail Meridia!!!"

P.S. Meridi is latin for South

P.S.S I Have Updated the image quality

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TheSpikeAndKey Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I find this flag fairly accurate if the south won the civil war they probably would go monarchy or be one of those unofficial dictatorships like in the middle east or N. Korea
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docmagnus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So...an absolute monarchy whose emperor is revered as a godhead, is the head of the state religion, and is held to descend from the gods? On the US's doorstep? And why would Lee choose to become supreme king? The Confederates were Americans, after all; even if they were partial to aristocracy, I doubt that they'd drop a republican government "just cuz".
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achaley Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No No you misunderstand me I mean in terms of political powers he as king has powers similar to the president of the USA and in my mind the CSA armies malcontent with the government after the war of southern independence due to the rich plantation owners complete control within the government, in essence creating an Oligarchy, so as a result of this the various southern military commanders approach Robert E Lee about starting a military coup he acceots and afterwards uses the situation to his advantage and has himself crowned king
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docmagnus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bad analogy, then. Saying that his powers are like those of the POTUS implies that effective checks and balances exist; a military dictatorship doesn't suggest that (to me, anyway).

I could see something like what you outline happening; the Confederacy has that big, nasty neighbor to the North to deal with, and if an oligarchy of plantation aristocrats who are out of touch with the border situation develops, the Army might decide that they can run the country better than those inbred so-and-sos in Richmond. Lee's probably the logical choice for "king" then; he's an authentic Southern military hero, even if he is a landowner, himself. My major problem is the choice of such a monarchical title. Maybe he called himself "Head of the Emergency Government" (or something along those lines) and his successor came up with the "king" (emperor?) thing?

And--although this is irrelevant to our discussion--isn't "Australsis" Latin for "south"? It's an awkward name for a country that's nowhere near Oceania or Australia, obviously, but all the same...
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achaley Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
another word for south in latin is meridia and i know the analog is bad but I'm a flag designer not a writer
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docmagnus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Right.
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achaley Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I rewrote it what do you think now
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docmagnus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's...less confusing, in that my brain doesn't automatically go to fascist absolute monarchy with state cult of which the monarch is the head. I'd actually like to see this written out, as like a timeline.
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