The Weizenburg Republic is a multi-server community currently located on the CivEx 4.0 server. While our group has gone through several changes throughout the years, our community has been alive since 2015/2016.
We are a nation based on the 17th-18th Century Mercantile Republics of Germanic Europe. Both our architectural style and political system reflect a mix of Western European states, with inspiration coming from Prussia, Austria, The Netherlands and the wider Holy Roman Empire.
Our group is highly centralised. We move as a group, as a single strong community, from server to server. Our current location will be on CivEx, which will be launching on January 18th 2019. Here we aim to build a single highly developed city. As on previous iterations of CivEx we are aiming to become a centre for culture, diplomacy and trade.
Our current location:
CivEx (www.reddit.com/r/CivEx) is a 'civilisation' minecraft server, coined by some as a minecraft 'social experiment'. Any player can join the server, form a nation, and do whatever they want. They can become communists, libertarians, fascists. Players can build skyscrapers, victorian mansions or bunkers. There are very few rules, and unlike most 'faction servers' you can't just claim land. You can 'reinforce' certain blocks, making them harder to break, but at the end of the day, everything is destructible (just like in real life!). Nations will fall and rise.
Having played on a number of these servers including CivEx 2.0, CivEx 3.0 (both previous iterations), CivCraft and CivClassics (both different servers in the same genre), our group is now preparing for the upcoming iteration of CivEx.
The Weizenburg Republic - Our Aims and Goals
As the sections below show, we have a variety of goals. Most importantly, we wish to become the centre of architecture, culture and trade within CivEx.
As aforementioned, the architectural style of Weizenburg is based on 17th-18th century Germanic Europe. Examples can be seen in the architecture section below.
Our trade goals are inspired by the mercantile success of many European states. From Lubeck to Amsterdam, many Western European states were trading superpowers within the wider continent. Having played on several Civilisation style servers in the past, our players are skilled in the art of trade and have entrepreneurial spirit.
Finally, we aim to become a centre for culture and diplomacy. In past iterations our group has hosted international organisations (The League of International Unity), libraries and global commodity markets (The Grand Eastern Gold Exchange). Even as CivEx 4.0 is yet to launch, we have been developing our international standing as a cultural centre. Only a few days ago we announced our national newspaper: Die Weizenburger Morgenpost. The first issue can be seen here (Published on www.reddit.com/r/CivEx). In short, we want to become the shining example of civilisation on CivEx.
The Weizenburg Republic - Political System
Our nation's political system is based on the old German Mercantile Republics. The nation is ruled by the Council of State, which contains two unelected members and two elected members. The Council votes on all affairs, with each council member holding an office (General Affairs, Infrastructure, Defence and Finance).
Council Members (Interim elected Council of State members will be replaced upon server launch)
Shtim - Chancellor of State for General Affairs (Kanzler des Staates)
Mb3player - Lord Treasurer of State (Kasseherr des Staates)
Rambete - Interim Minister of State for Architecture (Staatsminister für Infrastruktur)
NaughtyLoki - Interim Minister of State for Defence (Staatsminister für Verteidigung)
The legislature is the 'House of Lords' which contains all citizens. While the majority of legislation comes from the Council, the House of Lords can also bring forward legislation and vote on it - to act as an advisory body to the council. Members of the House of Lords can vote political parties and blocs.
The system allows for democratic input while maintaining structure and order - similar to the German city states.
The Weizenburg Republic - Architecture
The Weizenburg Republic is a nation themed around 17th-18th Century Germanic Europe. Our main inspiration is Prussia and Imperial Austria. While CivEx will only be launching next weekend (the 19th of January), we have already started extensive building plans on our test server. Here are some pictures of our progress thus far:
While we are yet to build all of this on CivEx (seeing as the server will only be launching next week), this build server has been a place of development and reflection, culminating in the style you see today.
What are we looking for?
Weizenburg welcomes all!
If you're architect, politician, PVP'er, artist, writer, entrepreneur or just generally interested in civilisation or Weizenburg, I encourage you to comment below (or message me on reddit at /u/Shtim) in order to apply!
Naturally, we will not be accepting everyone who applies, but anyone with a passion should stand a good chance!
If you have any questions, please comment below.
Thanks for taking the time to read through, we hope to see you soon!