Republic of Clubhausia
| Republic of Clubhausia |
|Capital city||The Clubhaus|
|- The Council||Alexander (2008 - 2014)|
John (2008 - 2014)
Zoe, President of Fizona (2008 - 2013)
Daniel of Clubhausia (2008 - 2014)
Nikola of Clubhausia (2008 - 2014)
Ellie of Clubhausia (2008 - 2014)
Ellie of Clubhausia (2008 - 2014)
|Established||9 September 2002|
|Area claimed||35642 m² (At Height)|
|Currency||Pound sterling (£)|
In 2008, a group of friends from Bourne Primary School discovered a hidden alcove in a giant row of hedges at Stonefield park, which bordered their school. For a few days, it just became a small hobby, until they decided to create their own laws. This was the founding of Clubhausia. The government was a parliament style, where a majority vote won deals, and everyone was equal. In 2010, Clubhausia's closest ally, the Kingdom of Lytera was founded. It existed in a personal union with Clubhausia for many years. It’s foundational differences were that it was a monarchy, it only ruled Alex’s home, and it was subject to none of Clubhausia’s laws. Alex stayed on the Clubhausia council, and continued to renovate the place. Trees were felled by the joint effort of the seven, benches and other useful features were fashioned out of the rubble in the area. This was the golden years of Clubhausia.
In December 2013, an argument between two of the major ‘party’ leaders broke out. These two had the most influence in Clubhausia. The two fighters were Zoe and John, who’s friendship had been on the decline for months, even outside of the country. Unfortunately, a heated argument over policies led to Zoe breaking away, forming the nation of Fizona. By this time, the country had amassed a large group of members who’d often observe and join the meetings, mainly from the school. Many of these observers broke away with Zoe.
The start of 2014 saw conflict break out not only with Fizona, but with Clubhausia itself. Losing ⅓ of it’s members, John went into damage control. He decreed that the country needed a strong leader for the time, proposing emergency powers and the position of chancellor for himself. When this vote failed, the death of Clubhausia followed. John declared Lorentia as an independent nation, backed with the support of many. Lytera broke off it's personal union with Clubhausia shortly after, not wanting to be dragged into a conflict, as Grand Duke Alexander was friends with the leaders of all three nations, and didn't want to lose this friendship. Lorentia pushed Clubhausia out of it's capital, The Clubhaus, and Clubhausia collapsed into the Clubhausia Exiled Goverment.
The only vestiges of Clubhausia's existence after the Great Ruislip War were mostly destroyed. With most of it's former lands being claimed by warlords in the war and then abandoned, the culture of Clubhausia was purged from existence. However, while heavily damaged, the capital survived the war, but was left to rot. The ruins were examined by Lyteran Officials in 2019, and were designated a Cultural site and annexed as the Clubhaus Memorial Ground. The capital's ruins make up only a mere 0.11% of Clubhausia's territory at it's greatest size, but is the only place left with any resemblance to how it looked in the past.
It is unknown the extent to which the memory of the Midget Empire has lived on in the area after all of the leaders of each nation left their school in 2014. The last of those pupils known for sure to have had any contact with the Midget Empire will leave in 2020, with the unconfirmed contact with Nursery students placing this date in 2021, but it is possible that memories of Clubhausia and it's neighbours (quite possibly conflated) will live on further still, passed down by the teachers and playground staff.