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The Duchy of Bohemia is an independent and sovereign micronation monarchy, not in any way associated with The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, The Czech Republic, or any of their government(s) offices or officers.
Q: What is the relationship between the Duchy of Bohemia and the government of the present Czech Republic?
A: The current Duchy of Bohemia is not in any way associated with The Czech Republic, or any of their government(s) offices or officers.
It is believed that the government of the present Czech Republic does not recognize any claims of the Duchy of Bohemia, and the Duchy is not affiliated with the Czech Republic, its officials, officers or government in any manner.
Q: Does the Duchy of Bohemia have actual territory?
A: Yes, Duchy of Bohemia currently holds a small and well-defined territory within the borders of The United States of America in the State of Nevada.
Q: What kind of government does the Duchy of Bohemia have?
A: The Duchy of Bohemia is a micronational monarchy.
Q: What do terms like "nation", "state", "nation-state", and "sovereign" mean, and how do they apply to the Duchy of Bohemia?
A: Again, the answer to this question can be best stated as follows: " That is a tricky question that covers a lot of territory. " Here are a group of definitions...taken from numerous standard reference tools and online forums:
Nation: A group of people who share common customs, culture, physical location or territory, history, and (frequently) language.
State: The government or supreme public power within a sovereign
political entity; an institutional structure charged with exercising authority
within a definable jurisdiction.
When thinking about states, one should also take note of the 1933 Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States, which forms the traditional internationally accepted basis for the legal definition of statehood:
Article 1: The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications: (a) a permanent population; (b) a defined territory; (c) government; and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states.
Nation-state: A group of people who share common customs, culture, physical location or territory, history, and (frequently) language, and the government or supreme public power within a sovereign political entity; an institutional structure charged with exercising authority within a definable jurisdiction.
Sovereign: The right of a political entity (here, the micronational Duchy of Bohemia) to exercise power, free from external compulsion or restraint; self-governing and independent
Micro: Very small.
The Duchy of Bohemia is in its territory a very small yet sovereign micronational state. As such, The Duchy of Bohemia claims that as a soverign and independent micronation, it meets the criteria set forth in Article 1 of the 1933 Montevideo Convention on Rights and Duties of States, having a sovereign micronational government exercising dominion of its well-defined territories, and with permanent residents.
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