Category Archives: Elysia Universe

Amazonian Family Code

The Family Code of the Queendom of Amazonia, has the following structure:

Title 1 Natural Persons

Title 2 Descendants and Adoption

Title 3 Marriage

Section 1 The Legal Consequences of Marriage

This section defines marriage as a union between two women of at least seventeen years of age.

It establishes that the junior spouse owes obedience to her senior spouse.

It further deals with the legal position of a junior spouse and with matrimony.

Section 2 Dissolution of Marriage

There are two ways how a marriage can be dissolved: annulment and divorce.

It establishes the grounds for annulment and provides three for grounds for divorce:

  • neglect of marital duties
  • adultry
  • criminal conviction

Section 3 Child Custody After Dissolution

Section 4 Recognition of Foreign Marriages

This part establishes, among other things, that a marriage between a man and a woman is null and void.

Title 4 Inheritance

Title 5 Curatelle

Title 6 Provisions Regarding The Royal Family

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Country files: New Afrika

Name: The Republic of New Afrika

Primary location: Sun-Earth Lagrange points

Form of government: unitary parliamentary republic

Capital city: Karenga

Economic system: mixed market economy

Official ideology/state religion: ubuntu

Language: Afrihili

Founded: 2030s

Role in international relations: small power

Main allies: Elysia

Main rivals: none

National Anthem: Jo Fo! (Go straight ahead!)

National sport: Athletics

Featured in: Dinner

Country files: Faiakea

Name: The Republic of Faiakea

Primary location: Main Asteroid Belt

Form of government: unitary parliamentary republic

Capital city: Ogygia

Economic system: warrantism, distributism

Official ideology/state religion: hedonic realism

Founded: 2057

Role in international relations: small power

Main allies: none, isolationist state

Main rivals: most other spacer nations

National Anthem: the joy of work

National sport: paintball hunting

The Interview

The immigration officer was quite bored when a took a nicotine gum from its package in order to put it in his mouth. He had interviewed more than two dozens of prospective immigrants that day and it was already late. Nevertheless he was not yet able to leave his office as there was one applicant left to be interviewed. While he was chewing the immigration officer asked the man sitting on the opposite side of his desk: Continue reading →

Spacers versus terrestrials

As an avid fan of Asimov I borrow certain concepts from the great master of science fiction (SF, not “sci-fi”). The most important concept I have borrowed into my own work, in particular within the context of the Elysia universe, is the whole Spacer thing. Continue reading →

Alice v. Bob

In August 2065 the civil bench of the Elysian Supreme Court issued a notorious verdict, commonly known as the Alice v. Bob 2065 case. Continue reading →

Language policy in the FAR

The Federation of Asteroid Republics, usually known as the FAR, was originally an association of independent communities of space settlers – also referred to as “free settlers” by Lagrangian governments. And each individual community had its own language, depending on the ethnolinguistic composition of its population – popular languages in the FAR were English, Spanish and Dutch. Continue reading →

Flag of the Fempower Republic

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Elysian authorities call to stop international adoptions

From The Elysian Republican, May 1, 2065

Elysian foreign minister, Victor Long, has again urged terrestrial governments to outlaw international child adoptions. According to the FM there is ample evidence that many adopted children end up as slaves in the Asteroid Belt. And despite increased controls of the League of Lagrangian Settlements, still a few hundred children have been launched from Earth to the Asteroid Belt last year. Continue reading →

The Convict

“Miss Derril,” the judge said, “this is the third time you have to stand trial and that in less than two years time. You have been previously been convicted for driving under influence and without license and one count of shoplifting. Now, you have been charged for being in the possession of counterfeit money. Have you anything to say, young lady?” Continue reading →