Unnuaq Mission State

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Unnuaq Mission State

Flag of
Coat of arms
Motto: Deo domuique
(For God and for home)
LocationLocation of the Unnuaq Mission State (green) in Crona (gray)
and largest city
Sancti Antonii sedes Legationis
Official languagesLatin, Julian Ænglish
GovernmentEcclesiastical Federal Republic
• Protector-General
Riordan Carolinicus
LegislatureAll-Mission Council
• Independence from Algoquona
2 May 2017
• 2020 estimate
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Total
• Per capita
CurrencyTaler ()

The Unnuaq Mission State is a country in Cusinaut. The country was formed out of a region populated by eighteen Catholic missions and the towns that sprang up around them. Though the missions have existed in the Unnuaq region for centuries, the political apparatus of the territory only began in the 2010s as the Unnuaq exclusion area mandated under the Treaty of Narasseta. The eighteen missions in the region began to see to self-governance as a league of mission-town governments, but the end of the treaty threatened both the newly fledgling government and the missions themselves. The Armed Forces of the Apostolic Kingdom of Urcea assumed control of the exclusion zone during Operation Mission Shield, which was primarily launched to ensure the security of the mission zone. Following months of military occupation, the local missions received sufficient guarantees from the Government of Urcea and declared their independence on 2 May 2017. The country is a formal protectorate of Urcea, and the Apostolic King of Urcea is invested as Protector-General of the country, a largely symbolic executive position within the Mission State's domestic governance.

The Unnuaq Mission State is a member of the Nysdra Sea Treaty Association.





The Unnuaq Mission State is a federal republic based on the territorial jurisdictions of the eighteen Catholic Church missions within the country. Its government has existed since the early 2010s, though it only became formalized following the country's independence in 2017. Each of the eighteen missions is administered by a Abbot-General, who is the overall administrator of the mission area in addition to being the abbot of the central monastic mission community. These Abbot-Generals are subject to the appointment of their religious order, making administration within the country fluid. In order to ensure continuity of operations given the unusual nature of religious life in the Mission State, the religious orders in charge of the missions typically assign priests or monks already in the Unnuaq region as Abbot-General. Within each mission, the Abbot-General functions as executive administrator, and in lieu of an official executive agency, the operations of the monastic community under his purview function as the governing bureaucracy of a mission in addition to many other responsibilities. Within each mission, the Abbot-General oversees a Popular Committee, a consultant body of local notables and citizens responsible for providing popular input into the affairs of government. Unlike traditional governing apparatus, public administration is largely a collaborative work between the local monastic communities and the local population. Police responsibilities were initially done by local militias, but since independence the country has collaborated with the Armed Forces of the Apostolic Kingdom of Urcea to employ military police in combination with local neighborhood watch programs in order to enforce local laws. The Apostolic King of Urcea serves as Protector-General, a nominal head of state role of the nation, though it has few official roles within the state apparatus.

Each of the eighteen Abbot-Generals meet several times per year in an institution known as the All-Mission Council. The All-Mission Council serves as the legislature for the Unnuaq Mission State, though in practice much of the responsibility of governing is handled at the mission level. Since independence, the Council has been responsible for ratifying treaties and is additionally responsible for regulating the State's relationship with Urcea and others. The Unnuaq Mission State has a very small central government, consisting of the All-Mission Council, the Counsel to the Missions, the Trade Administration Board, and the Defense Administration Board, which combined make up approximately 150 full time employees. The Personnel Administration Board, not an official "government agency" but the human resources and personnel division of the government overseeing the other parts of the central government, has an additional 15 employees. Not including members of the country's defense force, priests, or the Abbots themselves, the government has no more than 165 administrative personnel.

Mission Name Order Capital/Seat Population (2017)
Saint Anthony Order of Friars Minor Sancti Antonii sedes Legationis 52,501
Savio Salesians of Don Bosco Don Bosco Mission Center 37,404
New Hope Society of Jesus New Hope 19,410
Saint Francis Order of Friars Minor Missionis Domus S. Francisci 18,593
Regina Salesians of Don Bosco St. Dominick House 16,554
Juan de la Cruz Order of the Discalced Carmelites Missionis Domus S. Joannes 14,665
New Rest Society of Jesus New Rest 11,392
New Ávila Order of the Discalced Carmelites Missionis Domus S. Teresiae 9,203
Immaculata Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer Missionis Domus S. Mater Dei 8,304
Robertia Order of Cistercians St. Robert House 7,301
Mazzarella Salesians of Don Bosco House of Our Lady, Help of Christians 6,424
Alberica Order of Cistercians Missionis Domus S. Albert 6,221
Capistrano Order of Friars Minor Missionis Domus S. Joannes 5,940
Saint Joseph Order of the Discalced Carmelites Missionis Domus S. Joseph 5,552
Hardinum Order of Cistercians Missionis Domus S. Stephen 3,490
Gregory Order of the Discalced Carmelites Missionis Domus S. Petri 2,895
San Bernadino Order of Friars Minor San Bernadino 2,758
Salvata Society of Jesus Fort St. Ingatius 1,794



Linguistic Demographics

The majority of native peoples of the Unnuaq Mission State speak the Housatonish language.

Religious Demographics


Religious affiliations in the Unnuaq Mission State (2017)

  Catholic Church (90.1%)
  Other Christian (.1%)
  M'acunism (9.8%)

The Unnuaq Mission State is unique in Crona for its religious demographics; as of 2017, it is the only state to have a Catholic majority besides New Harren, and it is the only semi-independent state to have a Catholic majority. The foundation and nature of the Mission State is largely responsible for the Catholic population, and consequently the urban areas that were established surrounding Catholic missions are overwhelmingly Catholic. The minor M'acunist minority typically live in smaller settlements and rural areas on the southern border of the country or in the extreme northern polar sections.



The Unnuaq Mission State has three primary military forces; the State Guard, which serves as its ground forces branch, the Nysdra Sea Guard, which serves as its navy and coast guard, and the State Air Forces, which serves as the nation's air force. The military is coordinated under the Defense Administration Board. Given the small size and scope of the armed forces, Urcea's Royal and Imperial Army is largely responsible for the usual defense of the country.

The State Guard is a small, loosely organized corps of professional officers responsible for maintaining national defense readiness. The Guard is responsible for coordinating with each Mission to establish and organize its militia, and to establish "phantom" infantry units which militia forces are called up into upon activation. These phantom units maintain active headquarters and support personnel despite the lack of actual infantry attached to the formation. As such, the State Guard does not serve as a standing army but rather as a vehicle for which a coordinated national defense can be erected among the Missions of the country. The paper strength of the collective militia units, known as the State Defense Battalion, is approximately 900. In the event of war, the Battalion would be subordinated under local Royal and Imperial Army Command for the duration of the conflict in order to have a united defensive effort of the country as part of NSTA's Defense Coordination Initiative.

The State Guard has two primary "standing" units, the Border Patrol Battalion and the Boreal Rescue Platoon. The Border Battalion is composed of 782 men and is largely responsible for manning a series of remote outposts along the country's northern and western border. The Border Battalion largely manages the transient, nomadic tribal groups who seasonally migrate around the country, and accordingly members of the Battalion are expected to have training in conflict resolution and cultural sensitivity to help coordinate migrations in a timely and safe manner. The Boreal Rescue Platoon is the ground-based rescue operations unit responsible for search and rescue in the northern frozen regions of the country and coordinates with the State Air Forces on all rescue efforts.

The Nysdra Sea Guard is the naval force of most NSTA members, including the Unnuaq Mission State. The Mission State pays for a portion of the Sea Guard's annual budget and provides sailors and officers for its personnel. Due to the nature of the nation, the Sea Guard's Chaplain is also always a Mission State national.

The State Air Forces are a small air force comprised of two components, the State Air Forces Combat Group (SAFCG) and the State Air Forces Rescue and Logistics Group (SAFRLG). The SAFCG is composed of a squadron of 14 fighter aircraft provided by the Royal Air Force. The SAFRLG is composed of several dozen search and rescue planes as well as firefighting, air training, and transport planes and helicopters. The SAFCG coordinates heavily with the Boreal Rescue Platoon of the State Guard to coordinate rescue missions in the nation's frozen northern portions.

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