Tumultus L. Equitio Dec. Iunio cos. (Nova Roma)

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# The [[Constitution (Nova Roma)|lex constitutiva]] as it then was required elections to be conducted by tribes and centuries, and some people believed that the elections which had been held were legally invalid and thus the republic had no legitimate magistrates.
 
# The [[Constitution (Nova Roma)|lex constitutiva]] as it then was required elections to be conducted by tribes and centuries, and some people believed that the elections which had been held were legally invalid and thus the republic had no legitimate magistrates.
 
# Allocating the people to tribes and centuries was the responsibility of the [[Censor (Nova Roma)|censores]].
 
# Allocating the people to tribes and centuries was the responsibility of the [[Censor (Nova Roma)|censores]].
# Some time in the first half of {{1999}} there was, or was perceived to be, a move to have the censores called to account in some way (the word "impeached" was used, at least in later accounts).
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# Some time in the first half of {{1999}} there was, or was perceived to be, a move to have the censores called to account in some way (the word "impeached" was used, at least in later accounts, despite the fact that impeachment was not legal under the Constitution at that time).
# In response to that move, or to the perception of such a move, another group temporarily shut down the website and claimed to have dissolved the republic, or the non-profit corporation, or both.
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# In response to that move, or to the perception of such a move, another group temporarily shut down the website and declared an intercessio of the Republic, under the authority of the non-profit corporation.
# This resulted in the formation of one or more new groups which claimed to be continuations of the republic.
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# This resulted in the formation of one or more new groups which claimed to be continuations of the republic.{{fact}}
# After a few days the website &c. were restored and the alternative groups closed down, apparently by the agreement of all concerned.
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# After a few days the website &c. were restored and the alternative groups closed down, apparently by the agreement of all concerned.{{fact}}
# In due course the senate, or at least part of it, called on [[Flavius Vedius Germanicus (Nova Roma)|Flavius Vedius Germanicus]] to become [[Dictator (Nova Roma)|dictator]] and to sort the situation out one way or another, which, arguably, he did.
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# In due course the senate called on [[Flavius Vedius Germanicus (Nova Roma)|Flavius Vedius Germanicus]] to become [[Dictator (Nova Roma)|dictator]] and to sort the situation out one way or another, which, arguably, he did.
  
 
This sequence of events is sometimes colourfully referred to as "the civil war".
 
This sequence of events is sometimes colourfully referred to as "the civil war".
  
 
[[Category: Nova Roma History]]
 
[[Category: Nova Roma History]]

Revision as of 01:34, 18 October 2006

The following is a very brief summary of this event.

  1. The elections Fl. Vedio M. Cassio cos. MMDCCLI a.u.c. were not conducted by tribes and centuries because at that point the people had not been allocated to tribes and centuries.
  2. The lex constitutiva as it then was required elections to be conducted by tribes and centuries, and some people believed that the elections which had been held were legally invalid and thus the republic had no legitimate magistrates.
  3. Allocating the people to tribes and centuries was the responsibility of the censores.
  4. Some time in the first half of L. Equitio Dec. Iunio cos. MMDCCLII a.u.c. there was, or was perceived to be, a move to have the censores called to account in some way (the word "impeached" was used, at least in later accounts, despite the fact that impeachment was not legal under the Constitution at that time).
  5. In response to that move, or to the perception of such a move, another group temporarily shut down the website and declared an intercessio of the Republic, under the authority of the non-profit corporation.
  6. This resulted in the formation of one or more new groups which claimed to be continuations of the republic.(unverified)
  7. After a few days the website &c. were restored and the alternative groups closed down, apparently by the agreement of all concerned.(unverified)
  8. In due course the senate called on Flavius Vedius Germanicus to become dictator and to sort the situation out one way or another, which, arguably, he did.

This sequence of events is sometimes colourfully referred to as "the civil war".

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