Rhodieland

Rhodieland, officially known as the Kingdom Of Rhodieland, is a micronation located in West Asia, specifically inside the borders of Kirsehir Province of the Republic of Turkey. Formerly known as the Kingdom of Idia, founded by King Idia I and his right-hand man Rhodie on the 21st of July 2017.

Kingdom of Rhodieland
Köndvetleni Rhodiye
Micronation
Flag of Rhodieland
Flag
Motto: Bozkırın ortasında bir cennet
English: A heaven in midst of the steppe
Anthem: Resadiye by Italo Selvelli
Location of Rhodieland
CapitalThe Green Estate
Largest cityCesmeliagil Municpality
Official languagesTurkish, Rhodian
Ethnic groupsRhodians, Idians, Kurds, Alawites, Armenians and Native Anatolians
ReligionIslam(94%), Armenian Apostolic Church's Sectarian Christianity(2%), Unsure/Agnostic/Atheist/Other(4%)
DemonymRhodian
Organizational structureConstitutional Monarchy
• Eternal Leader
Idia I
• Sitting King
King Rhodie I
LegislatureVarda Parliamentary
Establishment
• Foundation of the 1st Kingdom
21st of July 2017
• Idian Civil War
23rd of March 2020
• End of the Idian Civil War
20th of May 2021
• Foundation of the 2nd Kingdom
20th of May 2021
Area claimed
• Total Claimed Area
9 km2 (3.5 sq mi)
Population
• 2021 estimate
103
HDI (2018)0.807
very high · 7th
Purported currencyTurkish Lira (949)
Time zoneGMT+3
Date formatdd.mm.yyyy CE
Drives on theright
Calling code+90
Internet TLD.tr



History

The Kingdom of Idia was founded on the 21st of July 2017 by King Idia I in his apartment flat. Having only 4 citizens, including King and R.H.M. Rhodie themselves. The Kingdom's territory expanded no further than King's apartment flat in western suburbs of Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. Until February 2018, King Idia reigned over the throne, then he passed away due to asphyxia which caused Kingdom to dissolve.

Civil War Era

After King's passing without an heir, the nation was left stateless. During this period the Kingdom of Idia became more known in it's surroundings which have caused people to consider themselves part of the former kingdom, forming new political parties, elect new governments, and even claim they are the true successors of the Kingdom of Idia.

On the 23rd of March 2020, a civil war broke out between all these factions. For 3 months there was a stalemate between the sides due to a lack of understanding of the current situation and the lack of equipment. First Battles occurred between Legionairre Idia, a fascist paramilitary organization and Republic of Idia, a kemalist faction lead by Galip Ozturk, at Kurtozu Creek. In July 2020 farmer by the name of Serafettin Zengin managed to contact Veysel Solak --more commonly known as Rhodie, right-hand man of the former King-- telling him that a militia by the name of "Loyalists" was formed to re-establish the former kingdom. Although he refused the offer to lead the militia, he was later convinced into being part of it.

On the 17th of May 2021, Loyalists were successful in their Spring Offensive which led to unconditional surrender of other parties on 20th of May, bringing an end to the Idian civil war.

Aftermath of the Civil War and Establishment of the Second Kingdom

After their victory in Civil War, Rhodie was elected the King of the newly established country Kingdom of Rhodieland. He then became head of government and appointed former militiamen and political allies into Varda Parliament. Having the support of his local folk, Rhodie I decided that the new country will be Established within the borders of Cesmeliagil, the municipality where the civil war was fought in. He granted citizenship to locals and anyone who wanted to become a citizen had the right to be one.

Foreign Relations

Bilateral Recognition with:   Fien Ealgarosa