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Jonathan was a founding member of the Midget Empire, established in early September 2002 in the KS2 Playground of Rushy Meadow. A high-ranking officer, he served under Midget Master Daniel (I) in the Midget Civil War and Invader Attacks, and notably led the Midget Army to victory in the Battle of the Push Bench Gang and the First Boys vs Girls War, gaining a reputation for military strategy and capable leadership. On 6 September 2004, Daniel abdicated and named Jonathan the new Midget Master.
Jonathan started a large campaign of expansion as Midget Master, but ruled in a different way from Daniel, allowing senior commanders to be involved in decision making and sometimes calling for votes. Although under his reign the Midget Empire expanded enormously, some commanders became disgruntled with his style of ruling, prefering the militaristic rule of Midget Master Daniel to the comparatively democratic and therefore slightly more bureaucratic rule of Midget Master Jonathan. This came to a head in late June 2005, when Thomas, the charismatic and militarily successful commander of the Patioed Pathway, began a rebellion. The former Midget Master Daniel helped Midget Master Jonathan and Commander Thomas to come to a peaceful compromise, thus averting a repeat of the Midget Civil War, and from then on Jonathan and Thomas shared equal power and ruled jointly, although only Jonathan had the title of Midget Master and the right to choose a successor.
In September 2005, another coup was attempted - this ended in another power-sharing compromise, whereby Jonathan and Thomas ruled the Midget Empire as a triumverate with Commander Gregory (a high-ranking founding officer of the Midget Army), although as before, Jonathan remained the only one with the title of Midget Master and the right to choose a successor. Jonathan abdicated this title when he and his two co-rulers left the school in July 2006, leaving it to his sister Caroline. Jonathan then attended Stanley Park High School.
micronations  awesome 
may 2016 by bokane
List of defunct micronations - MicroWiki - The Wiki
"Annina Kravat, Principality of"
The Principality of Annina Kravat was a Canadian micronation led by Princess Anna I, established a few months after the creation of the nearby Tsarist Empire of Gishabrun (then known as Moya Kravat) in June 2009 in response to the foundation of the latter. The micronation was conquered by Gishabrun in May 2010 after a war fought over jurisdiction over a furnace vent.
micronations  we-can't-have-nice-things 
may 2016 by bokane
Springtime of micronations spearheaded by Belgian "Grand-Duke" Niels
Flandrensis, its flag, its motto and the cheerful personality of its Grand Duke attracted people online and the project became so exciting that Niels decided to make it something bigger. He continued, "I wanted it to be useful. I learned of micronations proclaiming territories in Antarctica so I did it, but as an ecological venture, to raise awareness on ice melting. Flandrensis is the only country that does not want citizens on its territory".
Micronations  antartica  geopolitics  Flandrensis 
december 2015 by zzkt
The countries that don’t exist
Then there’s Elgaland-Vargaland, which was thought up by two Swedish artists – and is meant to consist of all the areas of “No Man’s Land” across the world, including the land marking the borders between other nations and any bits of the sea outside another country’s territorial waters; any time you have travelled abroad, you have passed through Elgaland-Vargaland. In fact, of all the countries Middleton has looked at, this is the closest to his starting point, Narnia – since the artists claim that any time you enter a dream, or let your mind wander, you have also crossed a border and temporarily taken a trip into Elgaland-Vargaland.
geography  territory  Elgaland-Vargaland  micronations  history  BBC 
november 2015 by zzkt
The World's Tiniest Countries and the Eccentrics Who Rule Them | WIRED
Never heard of the Imperial Kingdom of Calsahara? The Conch Republic? The Principality of Sealand? You’re not alone.​ Léo Delafontaine hadn’t either until 2012, when he visited the Republic of Saugeais, a self-proclaimed micronation in eastern France. He’s since become fascinated with “countries” unrecognized by world governments and organizations. His book Micronations​ documents independent states that are just as varied and interesting as their official counterparts.
micronations  countries  state  book 
april 2015 by vloux

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