|Number of citizens:||54|
|Number of active citizens:||6|
|Date founded:||12 August 2005|
|Current leader:||King James I|
|Currency:||Jamzinia Dollar (JD$)|
|National animal:||Polar Bear|
|Map versions:||7.0.6-8.0.0, 9.4, 10.0-???|
The Kingdom of Jamzinia, a predominantly English populated nation was founded on 12/08/05. The founder and reigning monarch is King James Williams I or (Jamzinian given name - James Reginald DeWaldely). Jamzinia is classed as a Lovely sector nation due to the period in which it was founded, it does not however follow any principles or the genre of Lovely. Jamzinia is a member of both the GSO and the MCS; listed under different names in each. The MCS categorises Jamzinia under the Confederacy of Independant states whilst on the GSO Jamzinia is joined with close ally Gosling under the name Jamzinia & Gosling.
History of Jamzinia
On 12 August 2005 the micronation of Jamzinia was formed. Founder, James Williams, persued the idea like many after being introduced to micronationalism by famous comedian and King Of Lovely, Danny Wallace on the hit UK TV programme, "How to start your own country".
The nation began late in the evening of 12 August 2005 as a result of James' fustrations of certain aspects of Lovely. By 22:00 Jamzinia had a joinee population of 5 citizens, a Queen, a name, and a basic website. At this point Jamzinia was a very small project for James. As the days passed, leading through to September 2005, Jamzinia's basic joinee population grew, as did the number of ideas and new systems being put in place.
By October 2005, Jamzinia had 40 joinee citizens. It was at this point that King James began to see into the real world of micronationalism - a stage in Jamzinia's life where it was no longer a joke of a nation, but a stage where it was begginning to take issues seriously. New message boards were put in place, and citizens were urged to register. King James I soon realised that Jamzinia was not the relatively large micronation he first thought. He soon noticed that it was the number of active citizens that took priority over the overall population.
It was in the month of December 2005, that Jamzinia reached the 50 mark in it's joinees. Although at this stage King James I realised that this was no longer important - he did see it as a milestone for Jamzinia. It was also in the month of December 2005 that Jamzinia's first government was formed. - A coalition Government - With Keith Colley as Prime Minister, Andrew Colley, as his assistant, and Jamie Barnes as Prime Government official. These people turned out to be some of the greatest citizens joined, in Jamzinia's history.
January - March 06
In the months following the new year, Jamzinia's government became a proper - working government. Including regular meetings, and a monthly agenda to follow. During this time, Manslayronia, a vicious country took it upon themselves to attack Jamzinia by spamming the boards, as a result - many citizens left. During this time, Manslayronia was defeated, and the spammer's IPs noted and banned. A board clean up took place.
Depression of May
May saw Jamzinia drift between levels that were previously unheard of, the forums - dead, much of the reasons to do with the previous spamming by Manslayronia. Jamzinia had been left to rot by many citizens. King James I was feeling depressed for his nation, and turned to yet another new government.
Klemmen Haus (23 May 2006 - 16 October 2006)
This time, the government was to be a democratic, and well organised government - Klemmen Haus (Jamzinian Congress). Klemmen Haus saw preparations for Jamzinia's first ever elections to be held in July 2006. The message boards went under a huge transformation in June 2006 - that saw many new joinees. Upping the active population to 6.
The July Elections of 2006
The first ever General elections in Jamzinia's history were held 15 July (15:00) - 22 July 06 (22:00). All citizens registered as holding Jamzinian citizenship were entitled to vote. The votes were counted and verified on 23 July 06 and the winning party and number of seats each had gained was announced at 12:00 on 24 July 06. The Elections were held in the First Past the Post format (FPP.
Five partys entered the general elections of July 2006 - Including :
In the weeks following the outcome, trouble began arrising. Various complaints were being made about the JTSP and their style of governing. In particular, the high number of pointless posts being made to make them look active. Eventually, John Merrick, the JTSP party leader, left the country. As did Steven Mullock having been found guilty of slander towards dr-spangle. Who as a result had to pay compensation of JD$500 to the victim.
Seeing as the only party members of the JTSP, had now left, the role of Prime Minister was contraversally passed onto Vilhelm Benkern (PPP Leader).
Following the departure of the JTSP in such an unorthodox manner; the first successful conviction of slander, a conspiracy theory has been in circulation that suggests King James I deliberately enhanced the impact of the remarks against dr-spangle in an attempt to legally rid Jamzinia of the JTSP and their rotten form of rule.
The Abdication Of King James I
On the 14th October 2006, King James abdicated his throne. Delivering the following speech -
"405 Days have now passed since I established Jamzinia, a lot has been done. We have seen good times, and bad times. Good people and bad people. But all has contributed to what we are today, Jamzinia, a nation that has a place for everyone.
Reluctancy has beaten me on many occassions when considering handing over my monarchy in the past. However experience and a sence of what is morrally right for everyone involved, soon persuaded me that the time for my moving on is right. After such a long time and such a lot of effort, reluctancy is only natural. A few outstanding ambitions still remain unfurfilled, and that is my sole regret. I know that the new King who I am soon to appoint will be the right person for the job. I have trust in the person and know that he will do what he can to continue Jamzinia, and improve it.
Not so long ago I found that a couple of people associated with Jamzinia aren't the people they seem. That couple of people have been mis-loyal to me in the past. They seem to believe they knew more than me and that it'd be easy to get around me. I doubt these people would know that I know who they really are, but word gets around, and usually I hear what people have to say about me and their place in Jamzinia. I usually build up a good picture of what people are really like.
I am for the people of the world that are genuine. People who have a heart, and seek to make others happy rather than seek to make themselves a success. I believe my choice as King folllows on from my beliefs, and that this person will endevour to seek to provide happiness to the people of Jamzinia. Although I'm distraught in some ways at having to abdicate, I am pleased I am lucky enough to have been King of Jamzinia for such a lengthy spell. I'd like to thank all the citizens of Jamzinia for their continued support, and their personalities that have contributed to the image I have of Jamzinia. I'd also like to thank all the allies and assosiates that have helped pull Jamzinia along to continue it's life in Micronationalism. Being King of such a great little creation has allowed me to grow to love Jamzinia, and it is with that love that it hurts to no longer have a say in the direction of it. I am sure, however, that the new King, will provide for the citizens and take Jamzinia to the next level in micronationalism. Thank you to everyone, and Good luck to you all."
On the 16th October 2006, Keith Colley was announced as King James I's successor. James then assumed the role of Prime Minister on a temporary basis to help form the 4th Klemmen Haus. A role which was only furfilled until 23rd October 2006, at which point, James announced that he was to leave Jamzinia to form Calundy.
The Coup - 18 November 2006
On 18th November 2006 a Coup was staged by former King and founder James Williams. The Coup was a success, reverting back to the original forums King James I was restored. Delivering the following speech;
"I'm at the end of my teather. 26 days. In which we have seen 1 post from the King. One. Some may say that it is not of my concern as I am no longer King. I'd agree if King Keith hadn't personally persuaded me into not leaving Jamzinia not so long ago; by claiming if I did I would be giving up. Well I've taken this advice a step further. I'm not giving up on Jamzinia. I appreciate there are times when activity is low, but the last thing a nation needs during this, is an inactive King. Jamzinia constantly drifted between activity - high and low whilst I was in charge. But I never gave up trying to get people posting. I founded no less that four different governments.
I appreciate Kieth and his work in Jamzinia a great deal but I have realised I have become disilusioned in what my priorities are. I'm a person who rarely speaks out against other people whom I like. I don't like upsetting people but this time I'm affraid my priorities have had a re-shuffle. As Keith, himself, once said to me, "Don't give up on Jamzinia", that being a statement that I have come to realise is indeed of great sence.
If the good of Jamzinia and it's status in the Micronational world is all I look for in my actions, that are to come about. I am staging a coup to take back the Crown. Involvement - both externally and internally has been poor. I will change that. Over my period of absence I have realised that 'Success is falling down 9 times and getting up 10'. Jamzinia will be a long term project for me.
After a very shaky start, Calundy has seen good levels of activity recently. I believe I can do the same for Jamzinia.
I will however not be ruthless in that the 'forum' and 'new ideas on it' are taken. I am reverting back to the old forum with 'Jamzinia'. Keith may continue running this new country he has here, and may rename it. All I know is that it is not Jamzinia.
Appologies to those who this will upset. You have been of great help in the past, and no doubt a betrayal will be felt.
I've lost my most loyal citizen, but have taken my country back.
King James I of Jamzinia
The 1st official death of the Phoenix - 2 December 2006
On 28th November 2006, 10 days after the successful coup, King James I declared that he was to leave micronationalism. On 2nd December 2006 the final farewells were said in a service conducted by Tom Carroll. The conclusion of the service also concluded Jamzinia.
The Resurection - 9 January 2007
Upon King James I's return to micronationalism Calundy was handed to the Grand Commonwealth after the completion of a treaty signed by King James I of Calundy (at the time) and Behmanesh Farzan. King James I then turned his attention to Jamzinia; he rejoined and set about creating the Jorvik period; what was to be the fifth government of Jamzinia. The government, still in use in the present, consists of a House of the Interior and a House of the Exterior. The Interior houses heads of departments who have been awarded the "Citizen's seal of approval".
Jamzinia is stronly allied to The Kingdom of Gosling . The two allies signed a formal pact on 28th August 2006 to unite them in external affairs under the name, "Jamzinia & Gosling". The "Gosling & Jamzinia Pact" states;
The “Gosling & Jamzinia” Pact.
Article 1 - The terms
A) This pact shall exist between the nations of, “Jamzinia” and “Gosling”. B) The Pact shall result in the two, independent nations, now being known as “The Kingdom of Jamzinia” and “The Kingdom of Gosling”, and “Gosling & Jamzinia”, collectively. C)Both nations will keep all internal affairs to their own, but shall co-operate to decide upon foreign affairs, and relations regarding “Gosling & Jamzinia”. D)Should one of the nations go to war, the other will follow suit in it’s defence of “Gosling & Jamzinia” E)The pact may be broken at any time providing one of the leaders agrees to dissolving the pact.
Article 2 - Decisions
A) Should one nation disagree on a decision with the other, a meeting should be held between the two leaders. At which point an agreement should be sought after. Should an agreement not be concluded, the pact will become invalid.
B) All internal affairs will be kept to the decisions of the independent nations themselves, and will remain as such.
C)Treaties/agreements/alliances need to have agreement from both leaders in order to approved. Should both leaders not agree, mutually, the appropriate alliance/treaty/agreement will not be concluded.]]
Jamzinia was a member nation of the Confederacy of Independent States.