Democratic Republic of Avalokiteśvara

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Democratic Republic of Avalokiteśvara
National Anthem: "Heart Sutra - Imee Ooi"
Motto: What is the sound of 1 hand clapping? .

Flag of Buddhism


National Symbol

Government: Octavian Communism
Type of Micronation: New-country Project
Location: Various locations.
Date of foundation: December 6, 2011
Head of state: Octavian Cullens
Language: English, Pali
Demonym: Avalokiteśvaran
Population: ???
Currency: No currency.
Capital: New Forbidden City
Diplomatic reltations: Burkland

The Democratic Republic of Avalokiteśvara (or simply Avalokiteśvara) is a Democratic Republic that claims numerous exo-solar and "exo-universal" lands.


Avalokiteśvara is the Bodhisattva of compassion in many forms of Buddhism, and the patron of the Nation.


Denial of citizenship by Exilarchy of Ashoka

Octavian was, as he put it, "lost in the vast sea of confusion". He says he was an micro-nationalist at one point, but gave it all up and "forgets why".

A few years later he returned to micronationalism, but had gone through many changes, including a conversion to Buddhism.

After some research, he found the Exilarchy of Ashoka, and sought entry -

A few years back, [ I was under a fake alias] , I gave it all up. I forget why, we didn't keep very good records.

That was a long time ago. From the time I left it, too now, I went through a religious crisis - I had a few "brushes" with the paranormal - Lucid Dreaming, meditation [I know - not really paranormal], Astral projection, even shared dreaming - Atheism, in it's current form, couldn't be right. I needed to find something in the middle between Theism and atheism - and I believe what fit me the best was Buddhism. I forgot about Micronationalism - my nation crumbled, my peoples spread out into other nations - and they have forgotten me, also. but alas, I have remembered. Upon being accepted into the nation - I hope to setup the first

Ashokan School of Tibetan Dream Yoga. And hopefully the first school of Zazen. I hope to bring back up a great Dharmic nation - that sadly didn't last on Indian soil."

— Octavian Cullens

Accusations of being Nationia

On December 8, 2011, MicroWiki admin Gordon Freeman banned Octavian Cullens from MicroWiki, declaring him of being the national leader of Nationia. This ban was opposed by Burklandi President Matthew Burklandssen who claims that "such evidence could be easily refuted" and that he was more likely to be Nationia than it was likely that Cullens was Nationia. He also claimed that could "smell Nationia" and, therefore, implied that he does not think it was likely that Cullens was Nationia. He justified this by saying, on Skype, "Also, Nationia usually, if it pretends to be useful he vandalizes quickly afterwards and their style, not at all similar."

The IP addresses are exactly the same as proxies used by Nationia, which Cullens admitted he used. Cullens and Matthew attempted to argue that the fact that the multiple proxies used by Cullens were the same as Nationia's was a "coincidence", despite the fact that the chances of such an eventuality are infinitely minuscule. Hogg also pointed out that the very first edits of the first user account were to remove information from the Nationia page and post a message on the talk page questioning the usefulness of the article only a few days after another surge of Nationia puppets vandalised the article. In addition, as pointed out by Jeremy Oakes and Gordon Freeman of the wiki, the MicroWiki Blocking Policy explicitly prohibits the creation of multiple accounts as well as the use of anonymous proxy servers. The ban was supported by all staff members who chose to comment on the matter.

Construction of Buddha Grove

In 2011 Sultan of Avalokiteśvara Octavian Cullens issued a decree legalizing the construction of Buddha Grove, Avalokiteśvara's first national monument inside New Forbidden City.

2011 Senate Election

The first election of the Avalokiteśvaran senate will be held from Friday, December 8 through Sunday the eleventh.



Avalokiteśvara currently holds the first, and only School of Tibetan Dream Yoga. It also holds a small School of Astral Projection


Avalokiteśvara is currently an direct Democracy and has adopted Octavian Communism -

A school of communism in which it is specifically modified to fit Buddhism, with the same core principles of Communism.

Diplomatic Relations

Avalokiteśvara is very new, and thus has nothing to offer as far as Diplomatic Relations.