History of Matachewan
This page shows the complete history of Matachewan.
Early Days of Matachewan
On 30 June 2015, Matachewan declared independence from the Dominion of Canada. The original idea for independence came bout when Brandon Mierzwa and his friend Robert Corrigan were discussing a scenario if they had their own country. Later that evening Brandon pitched the idea to his other friends them being, Liam Carey, Adam Warmold, and one other person. After the idea was pitched everyone seemed to like the idea so on 30 June 2015, at around 2:00pm EST, Matachewan was born.
With the nation ready school had finally ended and all activity ceased until September 2015.
September 2015 couldn't come around sooner and when it did Matachewan was ready to work. Still being based in Matachewan Ontario but the government being located in St. Catharines the country couldn't really do anything but plan. The idea of Matachewan was being pitched to other students but still kept a low profile due to the country being very young and not capable of supporting a large citizen pool.
It wasn't until January 2016 when the internal problems in government became apparent. The main problem was the lack of a single ruler, this added with many power hungry 9 and 10 year olds left the political power of Matachewan in a vacuum. In December 2015 the Matachewanian Civil War broke out over the control of a Matachewanian snow fort.
Establishment of the First Militia
The Matachewanian Armed Forces, having existed since June, did not have a formalized armed wing. On the day the civil war started the Matachewanian Peoples Militia was created (Inspired by communist naming). This militia used the same structure as the ZHP however the members were very disorganized and lacked even basic military discipline. This militia served with honor during the first battle of the civil war.
Matachewanian Civil War
In the heat of the conflict which took place in 2015, it was, is, and will always remain known for being won by a 10 year old King Brandon bashing in the face a member of the opposing forces with a brick.
First Battle St. Alfred
The First Battle of St. Alfred took place just after Christmas break in January 2016. It was between Pro-Matachewanian Students and Anti-Matachewanian Students. the Battle started immediately after school ended at 3:00pm EST. Pro-Matachewanian Students arrived late, already having lost half the fort Brandon Mierzwa ordered his forces to engage head on. In the heat of battle after losing the front wall of the fort, Brandon took an ice brick and smashed it on the head of one of the opposing forces. After about 15 minutes of fighting a teacher eventually found out and chased the students off the school property, eventually ending the battle.
The next day Anti-Matachewanian Students told one of the teachers what happened and all Pro-Matachewanian Students were punished. 1 casualty was reported as the one soldiers that had his head smashed with an ice brick did not show up to school the next day, claiming a concussion.
Second Battle of St. Alfred
The Great Inactivity
After the Matachewanian Civil War, the country fell into inactivity and wouldn't be seen again until 2018.
Proclamation of the 1st Kingdom of Matachewan
2nd Great Inactivity
1st Sejm Restoration
Inviting of Foreign Diplomats
First Population Boom
The Autonomous Principality of Matachewan
Battle of Gowganda
Robertson Sea Conflict
End of the Monarchy
Commonwealth of Matachewan / 2nd Kingdom of Matachewan
Owen Leski and Matachewan
First Matachewan-Uslan Commonwealth
End of the Commonwealth
2nd Republic of Matachewan
3rd Kingdom of Matachewan
Restoration of the House of Mierzwa
Rule Under Groponigën
Confederation of Matachewan
End of Confederation
4th Kingdom of Matachewan
Trial of Brandon I and Peter Warren
1st Matachewanian Uprising
2nd Matachewanian Uprising
5th Kingdom of Matachewan
2nd Population Boom
Suyash and Matachewan
Aga and Matachewan
2nd Matachewanian Civil War
Proclamation of Lwow
Great Matachewanian Purge
2nd Restoration of the House of Mierzwa
The New Sejm
Proclamation of the Empire
6th Kingdom of Matachewan
Relations with the New Prussian Empire
Union of Crowns
Kingdom of Pomorskie
(7th) Grand Kingdom of Matachewan
3rd Republic of Matachewan (illegitimate)
End of Peter Warren
Push For Localisation
Grand Matachewanian Commonwealth / 3rd Empire
Impeachment of the Prime Minister
1st Localisation Attempt
The proclamation of the later controversial Bill of Awesomeness written by Christopher Miller some time in January 2020, prescribed a new system through which the government should function. Most notably, it introduced the Premiers of Matachewan, through what has later been referred to as "the dual-premier system". The dual-premier system made for two premiers of Matachewan, the Premier of Matachewan for Local Affairs and the Premier of Matachewan for Global Affairs (short: Premier Local and Premier Global) which would represent the government on a local and global scale respectively.
Abdication and 4th Restoration
Dissolution of the Commonwealth
A rapidly maturing Matachewanian political scene had come to be haunted by the simulationist New Prussian Empire under a new and hostile administration. On the 15th of March 2020, by the approval of its shady legislator, and the enactment by its infamous Empress Klara Steinbeck, the so-called Yedinist Empire of New Prussia initiated a state of war between Matachewan and itself. As dramatic as this seems, Matachewan took this opportunity to simply decline the declaration, to which no response was given.
Battle of Williamsburg
4th Republic of Matachewan (illegitimate)
The Fourth Republic of Matachewan was an illegitimate state founded on 20 March 2020 to contest the Grand Kingdom of Matachewan following the Battle of Williamsburg. Desperate to topple the state from outside by exploiting it's fragile simulationism, Christopher Miller, then Premier of Matachewan for Global Affairs attemped to send many random loyalists in the name of the Matachewanian Cipher Bureau, assuming it would be an easy job. Among them;
- Isaiah Burdette, who would come to deflect to the other side, and some time later become the Minister of Economic Affairs of Matachewan and the leader of one of the largest parties in the Sejm of Matachewan as per the October 2020 General Election
and later Premier
- Robert Smith, who would become successful in winning this illegitimate Presidency, from the authority of which he would continue to hold the pillow over the face of the already dying institution.
The summer constitution was a beta-version of the current constitution of Matachewan. It was hurried by the incumbent Labour government in one night, headed by Premier Robert Smith. It proved effective for the duration of the term, after which it was heavily revised personally by the king, which later came to be referred to as the September Constitution.
2nd Localisation Attempt
The second localisation attempt was a product of the september constitution and took place almost exactly on the one year anniversary of the idea of localisation originally being pitched. In contrast with the first, and more spontaneous attempt at localisation, this attempt has thus far proved successful. Other measures taken as prescribed by the september constitution included; the establishment of the Matachewanian Szlachta, an upper house specifically for the local dukes in Matachewan; the restoration of the office of the Prime Minister to which Ashton C. was appointed as the second ever local Prime Minister of Matachewan; etc.
The first Oblate Convention is set to take place on the afternoon of the 10th of October, 2020. It is an event arranged and hosted directly by the Matachewanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It was founded on 4 October of that same year with the approval of the Prime Minister, Premier, Deputy Premier and King of Matachewan. More conventions are expected to take place in the future.