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Tsardom of Phokland (en)
Zërdüm öv Fökünd (ph)
Flag of Phokland
Flag
Coat of Arms of Phokland
Coat of Arms
Motto: Lucrum Per Dispendii Nobis
Anthem: "The sorrow of Eura"
Location of Phokland
Map versions 16.4.6 - Present
Capital Rosston
Largest city Kyland
Official language(s) English (official)
Phoklandian (official)
Official religion(s) Roman Catholicism
Demonym Phölandish
 - Adjective Phoklandian
Government Tsarist Autocracy
 - Chancellor Mia Sanchez
 - Tsar Charles I
 - Legislature Emergency Senate
Establishment 10 February 2007
 - Ranked NA
Area 810,000 km²
 - Ranked NA
Population 6,000,000
 - Active 55
 - Ranked NA
Currency Imperial Dollars (ʑ), Genoves (ɛ̃)
Abbreviation PID
Time zone(s)
National website Government Website
National forum National Forums
National animal Emperor Penguin
National food Pear
National drink Balmora Sunrise
National tree Palm Tree

Phokland, officially the Imperial Tsardom of Phoklandian Micras, is a micronation located in northwestern Eura. The nation was created originally as a political experiment, designed to prove that a country's government could be successfully ran by young adults and teenagers, although this later evolved into a serious "new nation project" once support for formal Phoklandian independence increased. Following a period as a secessionist nation, Phokland gradually became more simulationist/geofictional as time went on (through the movement of government to online means and the acquisition of land on Micras).

Etymology

The name Phokland comes from a combination of the country name of Poland and the word "fuck". Historically however, the country of Phokland went under several different names...

Name changes

  • 10 February 2007 – 13 December 2017: Kingdom of Rosston
  • 13 December 2017 – 27 April 2018: People's Republic of Phokland
  • 27 April 2018 – 11 November 2018: Principality of Phokland
  • 11 November 2018 – 28 January 2019: Viceroyalty of Phokland
  • 28 January 2019 - Current: Tsardom of Phokland

History

The Tsardom of Phokland has existed in some capacity (excluding a four year hiatus) since 2007. During this time, the country has gone through five different names (and governmental structures).

Pre-Phoklandian History

The idea of Phokland was first conceived by Charles Ross in early 2007 as a way to establish an absolute monarchical kingdom in the playground of his primary school in Gilbert, Arizona. The nation officially came into existence at noon on the 10th of February 2007. The new nation was given the name of the Kingdom of Rosston and Charles Ross was given the title of King Charles I. The initial land claim of the kingdom was made up of the sandbox and play structure of the playground. Eventually however, other territories were added to the nation. These areas included King Charles' bedroom and the local swimming pool (though the claims to these territories were disputed). In addition, many of the King's friends also joined the nation as subjects during this time. Though originally fictional in nature, the Kingdom of Rosston was able to get minor recognition from the school and (to an even lesser extent) the neighborhood it resided in.

The nation continued in this capacity until late 2013 when it was decided by King Charles I that the nation lacked the motivation necessary to continue it's existence. Therefore on the evening of the 11th of December 2013, The Kingdom of Rosston (as a nation) was dissolved and King Charles I indefinitely suspended his role as monarch.

Restoration

Following four years of inactivity, Rosston's original founder Charles Ross and his friend Duke Brock Lang sought to restore the Kingdom. However, unlike it's previous (fictional) form the new nation was designed to act as as a political experiment. This experiment would be to prove that young adults (e.g. older teenagers) were capable of running a government successfully. The idea was created in response to the two founders becoming angry at their home macronation's lack of respect towards younger people and it's lack of governmental representation for teenagers and young adults.

Initial Independence

On the evening of 13 December 2017, Tsar Charles I (then Prime Minister) and Duke Brock Lang (then Minister of Defense) ratified the first Phoklandian Declaration of Independence, thus re-establishing the Kingdom of Rosston. However, it was decided soon after independence that the nation would change it's name to Phokland and (for a short time) not have a monarchy. Thus re-establishing the country as a Democratic Republic.

People's Republic of Phokland

From 13 December 2017 until 27 April 2018, Phokland functioned as a Democratic Republic, with Charles Ross serving as the nation's first Prime Minister. During this time, the country saw the establishment of it's first governing body, The Phoklandian Emergency Senate as well as the acquisition of Phokland's first official area of territory as the result of a land purchase by Prime Minister Ross. This time period also saw the beginning Phoklad's relationship with the now defunct Empire of Lanzantonia.

Phoklandian Unification

Between the 26th and 27th of April, 2018 the then People's Republic of Phokland suffered a national crisis when the former Defense Minister, Duke Brock Lang resigned from his position and (for the most part) left the nation. This event left Prime Minister Ross as the only active citizen of the country. Due to this, it was decided that the Prime Minister would re-establish his status as a monarch in the form of a Prince and that the nation would be re-established as a Principality.

Hours after this decision, Duke Brock Lang changed his mind about leaving the country and was shortly thereafter appointed to the role of Prime Minister, a position that he occupied until he was voted out of office during the 2018 elections replacing him with the Chairman of the Phokland First Party, Grand Duke Sir James Ellis.

Reign of Prince Charles I

Following the Phoklandian Unification, Prime Minister Charles Ross was declared Monarch of the now Principality of Phokland. Under this new government, the nation saw a rise in population growing from two people in April of 2018 to thirty three by October of that same year. The new government also formalized the military of Phokland and entered into diplomatic relations with other states such as the Republic of Bonumland and the Principality of New Eiffel.

Domanglian Annexation

On 11 November 2018, Phokland was annexed by the Principality of Domanglia. This annexation was the result of a lack of resources that led to the complete collapse of Phokland's economy and a need for a more stable ruling government. Domanglian annexation was seen as the best option for fixing this and Phokland was given to them. However, among the conditions of this annexation were the abilities for Phokland to self govern themselves through a new local government and for the Monarch of Phokland, Prince Charles I to act as Viceroy of the new state while retaining the title of Prince.

Tsardom of Phokland

Following the dissolution of the Principality of Domanglia on 29 January 2019, Phokland once again gained it's independence being reorganized into a Tsardom with the previous monarch Charles I being crowned as Tsar.

Following this, the nation experienced rapid growth both in population, land and recognition. Phokland quickly began forming diplomatic relations with several states and expanded it's territorial size, claiming two separate areas of land within the continent of Antarctica. These areas being the Lordship of Arcelia and the Territory of Northarctica (though these claims are still disputed). In addition, Phokland also introduced several new acts of legislation with the most influential one being the Anti Discrimination Act.

Phokland also introduced a new currency known as Phoklandian Imperial Dollars or Imperial Dollars for short. This currency piggybacked directly off of the United State's currency (USD).

Project Micras

In early 2019, the phoklandian government began a campaign to reinstate and revitalize the phoklandian citizenry. To do this, it was decided that (in addition to it's real antarctic claims) Phokland would acquire a sizable piece of "land" (roughly 810,000² km) on the geofictional planet of Micras. This area came to be known as "Phoklandian Micras". This area (though "officially" incorporated into the phoklandian realm of control) was not recognized as a part of the country but instead, as a "community project" that was designed to give the citizens of Phokland something to work on together that would hopefully add new light to the nation.

Geography

The physical makeup of the Phoklandian territory on Micras is primarily tropical in nature. The claim rests in the northern most coastal regions of the continent of Eura in southern Micras. The majority of the area is populated by junglescape terrain and tropical beaches.

Mainland Phokland

The Phoklandian mainland (or central claim as it is often referred to as) is the primary land mass of Phokland on Micras. The area is roughly 800,000 square kilometers and is home to the majority of the nation's population and infrastructure. The area is home to a diverse tropical ecosystem and is (outside of big cities) mostly covered by rainforests. The only exceptions to this are parts of the southeastern portion of the nation where the climate is dramatically hotter than anywhere else in the country. Therefore, this area is primarily a desert biome.

Kaiserliche Island

South of the Phoklandian mainland (within the Corasaunt river) is the small island of Kaiserliche (also known as "Imperial Island" in English). This island is (contrary to the rest of the nation) mostly forest and is primarily made up of rocky coasts and densely forested areas. The island is roughly 10,000 square kilometers in size and is home to roughly 16,000 people.

Government

The Tsardom of Phokland is a Tsarist Autocracy (also known as an Absolute Monarchy), with a Tsar as head of the state and government . The job of the monarch, is to create and administer laws for the Tsardom as well as represent the nation in foreign affairs. Contrary to this, the nation also has a Prime Minister who has the task of advising the Tsar on non-governmental affairs and is given complete control over appointing new ministers. In addition, The Prime Minister is also responsible for managing the country's various ministers (many of whom are themselves members of the Phoklandian Aristocracy) and relaying their concerns and requests to the Tsar.

Incumbent Holders of Each Governmental Office

  • Tsar: HIM Tsar Charles I
  • Chancellor: Dame Mia Sanchez
  • Prime Minister: Lady Leilani Gabriel
  • Deputy Prime Minister: Cyrus Dieterle
  • Minister of Agriculture: Position Vacant
  • Foreign Minister: Tsar Charles I
  • Director of The Phoklandian Border Patrol: Captain Nums
  • Chief Justice of the Phoklandian Court: The Honorable Kevin M. Ross
  • Press Minister: Moses Bakst
  • Minister of Public Safety: Dame Sam Johnson
  • Minister of Trade and Immigration: Zechariah Hahn

National Holidays

Date Name Purpose
1 January New Year's Day Celebrates the incoming year.
10 February King Day Celebrates the founding of the Kingdom of Rosston.
27 April Monarch Day Celebrates the founding of the Phoklandian monarchy.
25 August John McCain Day Marks the date of former United States Senator John McCain's death.
1 October (every other year) Election Day Voting Day for all (electable) government positions.
7 October Maxine Ross Memorial Day Day of remembrance for the late Maxine D. Ross (First Director of the Phoklandian Border Patrol).
13 December Founding Day Celebrates the day that the Kingdom of Rosston was re-organized into Phokland.
25 December Christmas Celebration of thec Christian holiday.

Anthems

Military

At present, the Tsardom of Phokland is protected by the Phoklandian Imperial Defense Force. This organization is completely wiki based in nature and is ran by the phoklandian sovereign.

Prior to Phokland's aquisition of land on Micras, Phokland had a Coast Guard. This was due to a large lake that surrounded most of the Phoklandian U.S. Embassy' territory. The Coast Guard adopted the same ranking system as that of the U.S. Navy, with the exception of the rank of Chief Admiral.

For the most part, the Phoklandian Coast Guard served a ceremonial purpose as Phokland did not need military protection most of the time.

The Phoklandian Coast Guard consisted of eleven individuals and one boat, the P.C.G. Langston (named after founding member Brock Lang) (at time of dissolution). There also existed the Phoklandian Royal Guard, a detachment that was tasked with the protection of the sitting Monarch, the Prime Minister and other "high priority" government officials.

Standard imperial flag of Phokland

Conflicts

  • Between 14 December 2017 and 27 April 2018, Phokland was engaged in the Conquest of New Persia.
  • On 4 April 2018, Prince Charles I declared war against the nation of Mangolia, primarily due to it's declaration of war against Iustus (a former Phoklandian ally). Two days later, Mangolia surrendered and was reconstituted as the Republic of South Mangolia with partial political control being gifted to the Phoklandian Government.
  • On 9 April 2018, the remnants of the Mangolian Army regrouped and declared war on the Principality of Phokland, the Principality of Gleichenberg and the Grand Imperial Empire of Lanzantonia (another former Phoklandian ally). On August 7 of the same year, Prince Charles I declared an unofficial ceasefire with the Mangolian rebels due to the fact that the conflict had essentially turned into a "cold war". Plus, a financial decline in Phokland had made a continuation of the war effort seemingly "impractical".
  • On 18 January 2019, Indecencia (a former Phoklandian ally) declared "war" on Phokland, despite the fact that at that time Phokland was a part of the nation of Domanglia and had no sovereignty whatsoever. However, following Phokland's independence in late January of 2019, Indecencia hardened their claims of war against Phokland (though Phokland still refuses to admit that any war has taken place and due to the nature of it, refers to the conflict as a "diplomatic misunderstanding" as opposed to an all out war).