The Empire of Austenasia is a micronation founded by Jonathan Austen and based in Carshalton, Surrey. It consists of his house, front drive and back garden, as well as a square foot of land in Argyll, Scotland which was bought by Jonathan
Austenasia was founded by Jonathan Austen on 20th September 2008 (now annually celebrated as Independence Day in Austenasia). He emailed a Declaration of Independence to Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, and declared his father Terry Austen the Emperor and
Austenasia is an empire governed by a constitution making it a constitutional monarchy. While the Emperor is named in the Constitution as Head of State, HIM Emperor Terry I holds very few powers except confirming new legislation. The real leader of
Empire of Austenasia is thus a de facto dictatorship, although a benevelent one. Foreign Relations Austenasia recognizes every member state of the United Nations and several of the more serious micronations, including Molossia and Flandrensis.
The Empire of Austenasia now has a national anthem - God save the Emperor - which was written by HIH Crown Prince Jonathan and based on God save the Queen. You can listen to it here.
of Austenasia is pleased to have taken part in this event, showing the world that we care about energy consumption and are willing to do something about it. In other news, Sir William Kingsnorth, KOR, CAO, DSC (the future
The Empire of Austenasia has a new four-legged resident! The Imperial Family's new bullmastiff puppy, Edd arrived at about 8:30 this evening and right now is exploring his new home! See here for pictures of the new arrival, or here to see a video of him