2021 in the MicroWiki community

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2021 (MMXXI) was year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2021st year of the Common Era (CE) and anno Domini (AD) designations, the twenty-first year of the 3rd millennium, the twenty-first year of the 21st century, and the second year of the 2020s decade. It succeeded 2020, and preceded 2022. It marks the sixteenth year since MicroWiki's initial foundation. The Coronavirus pandemic continued throughout the year.

Z Luna Skye (Zed) remained the most prolific editor,[1] and was the first user to hit 40,000 edits on the site, which he achieved on 9 March. Wiki admins who continued serving were Adam I, Emperor of Adammia, and tech admins who continued were Luxor and Andrew Creed. Ives Blackwood was dismissed as a wiki admin in March as a result of a sockpuppeting scandal. Abrams I, King of Ikonia resigned from his position as tech admin in April, and Anthony Clark,Otto Gillespie Birch and Harry Fitzpatrick were both promoted to wiki admins. Promoted Patrollers included Aidan McGrath, Christina Nowell, Daniel Hamilton, Dhrubajyoti Roy and Matthew Hubbard. The patroller position was later removed on 25 May 2021 by decision of the administrator team.

Politics, diplomacy and conflicts

The Grand Unified Micronational underwent several reforms with the implication of the 2021 charter.

Elections

Scheduled elections

Conflicts

Poster created by the 29th of July Movement.

Crises

Online Events

Summits

Hosting Diplomatic summits remained difficult due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however became less difficult as restrictions were eased in numerous macronations. MicroCon 2021 will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States,[14] It will be hosted by Westarctica and co-hosted by the Kingdom of Shiloh.[15] whilst PoliNation 2021 and a Brazilian summit are currently scheduled for later this year.

Furthermore, a number of state visits and smaller meet-ups took place, such as Desert Districtee First Secretary James Bornstein's meeting with Kodrolian Emperor Elder on 24 February 2021.[16]

The first - though unofficial - summit of the United Carolusian Conference took place on 4 November with those present including Charles Madgett, the King of Naga, and Cam of Lateritia. After the summit, Charles and the King of Naga had an informal meeting discussing Naga's ideals and foreign policy. Plans for another summit were made that day afterwards.

A summit conducted by Desert Districtee First Secretary James Bornstein and Kodrolian Emperor Elder on 24 February 2021.
File:Jonas Rhymer and Cole Baird at Wegmat.jpg
An informal summit conducted by Wendatian President Jonas Rhymer and Weg Prime Minister Cole Baird on 9 July 2021.
A handshake from the King of Naga and Charles Madgett of Ela'r'oech following their informal meeting after the first - though unofficial - summit of the United Carolusian Conference.

MicroWiki

Left to right: Main page before (29 December 2020) and after (13 January 2021) the redesign; censored text is due to MicroWiki:Pseudonyms.
The article of the Grand Republic of Cycoldia covered in advertisements on April Fools 2021

Currently, MicroWiki has 36,161 articles, 190,712 pages and 60,627 registered users. In early January, MicroWiki migrated the website to a new server provider for better stability, and set up a Patreon.[17] The main page was redesigned for the first time in several years.[18] For April Fools'–an annual tradition on MicroWiki–large advertisements blocking the view of content popped up on most pages approximately every minute. Visual editor was disabled on 22 April 2021 when a glitch with visual editor was discovered. The glitch caused references to be removed while in visual editors.[19] It was later re-introduced with an update to MicroWiki

Sports

The 2021 MOF Games, 2021 MFF World Cup and 2021 Micronations World Cup are scheduled to commence.[citation needed] The 2021 Adammic Chess Open occurred from 30 January to 6 February. Artemis Baca won the tournament beating Sir Alex Waters.

Micronationalists of the Month

Statistic-Dime's Micronationalists of the Month thus far have been:

December is omitted due to the Micronationalist of the Year being awarded.

Administration

Jonathan I of Austenasia remained the site owner for a seventh year

Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia remained the site owner of MicroWiki for his seventh year. Wiki admins who continued serving were Adam I, Emperor of Adammia, and tech admins who continued were Luxor and Andrew Creed. Ives Blackwood was dismissed as a wiki admin in March as a result of a sockpuppeting scandal. The role of Patroller was dissolved on 25 May; at the time there were 8 registered Patrollers.[21][22] Abrams I, King of Ikonia resigned from his position as tech admin in April, and Anthony Clark, Otto Gillespie Birch and Harry Fitzpatrick were both promoted to wiki admins. Promoted Patrollers included Aidan McGrath, Christina Nowell, Daniel Hamilton, Dhrubajyoti Roy and Matthew Hubbard. Christina would later be stripped of her Patroller role on 19 May.[23]

On MicroWiki@Discord, Luxor and Andrew remained administrators, whilst Brooke Hewitt briefly served as Acting Head Moderator. Otto Gillespie Birch, Daniel Hamilton, Christina Nowell and were promoted to moderators, however Hamilton and Nowell would both resign for varying reasons. Otto Gillespie Birch returned as a server moderator on 31 March after initially resigning.

COVID-19 pandemic

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continued to cause huge disruption, however events started to restart following the easing of restrictions across macronations. There were over 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within 3 micronations, bringing 19 recoveries and 4 deaths.[24][25]

Culture, media, and society

Media

Podcasts remained popular throughout 2021, including the The Four Horsemen of Micronationalism,[26] "The Wodcast"[27] and The Anthony Show.[28] The Four Horsemen of Micronationalism featured Leon Montan, James Bornstein, Jonas Rhymer, and Brennan Sullivan and discussed different micronational subjects and events, whilst "The Wodcast"[29] and The Anthony Show both discussed similar topics. Music also remained popular in the micronational community, with newer and older artists releasing new content throughout the year. Simon Reeve released his single Trains on 9 February 2021[30] before releasing his eponymous album Birddog on 8 March 2021.[31] Ross would later release Odyssey Part 2 on 28 April 2021.[32] Diarchy released their single Nothing Off the Top of My Head on 21 May 2021.[33] Other singles released throughout 2021 include People Mover by Jonas Rhymer.[34]

Sports

Memes

Memes continued to focus primarily on MicroWiki@Discord; these included Al-Wiki, .[citation needed] Lesser memes included Bonerland, KapreVac,

Science and technology

Numerous rocket launches were or will be conducted throughout 2021. (left to right); Starless IV flight 1 and Alpha Flight.
Aenopia's Starless IV is currently scheduled to debut in 2021.

Essexia and Aenopia dominated the scientific sector throughout the first half of 2021 [citation needed], with projects including Epstein Mk.IV, Starless IV, Helliwell Awyren 5 and JAFAP F-3A Heron being developed throughout 2021. EAST unveiled the Epstein Mk.IV on 21 January,[35] which was retaliated by the announcement of the Starless IV by the Aenopian Aerospace Administration on 21 January.[36] The International Aerospace Community was formed on 21 January 2021 by Jack Dean and Simon Reeve, serving as a conglomerate between micronational space agencies.

See also

Notes

  1. The Great Des Plaines Valley War began when Edward Oaches threatened to invade territories in the Rainbowlands in early 2021. On 5 March Edward led a coalition of militants and former terrorist, Jack O’rav to the Rodentian Federal Center in Sunrise, Rodentia. The president of the Republic of Rodentia, Sinlo Chambel was evacuated to Prarik then later Two Pine. Edward Oaches, Jack O’rav and a group of mercenaries then proceeded to overthrew the Rodentian Government and military.
  2. The Gayverian-Ausverian War initially began on 14 March 2021 after a majority vote in the Gayverian voting hall supporting the declaration of war against Ausveria. The declaration of war was initially met with confusion and humorous remarks from members of the Ausverian government.
  3. Conflict broke out initially when Reunited Ocean States declared war on the Great Lawl Reich on 31 January 2021, followed by the Aleunnic Workers' Republic's declaration of war.[7][8] The Republic of Tueoedeth declared war on the Great Lawl Reich the same day, citing diplomatic disputes with the leadership of the Micronational Assembly at the time.[9] Faltree issued an official declaration of war against Great Lawl Reich on 2 February 2021.[10]
  4. On 28 April 2021, the apparent dissolution of the Dominion of Vancouver Island[11] led to the Vancouver Island Soviet Socialist Republic to begin trying to re-establish itself.[12] The dissolution of the Dominion of Vancouver Island led to the Commonwealth of British Dominions making a statement on 30 April 2021 calling the region "too unfit",[13] formalizing the then mostly unrecognized claim on the island by the Dominion of West Canada. This action led the Vancouver Island Soviet Socialist Republic and the Greater Cascadian Republic to attempt to intervene claiming themselves as the correct claimants and owner of Vancouver Island.

References

  1. MicroWiki:Users by edit count
  2. Chief, Editor (26 December 2020) Jack Dean beats Adam Belcher in historic win to become the next Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational. The Essexian Post. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  3. https://nvherald.wordpress.com/2021/01/17/house-dissolves-general-election-called-for-february/ House Dissolves, General Election Called for February
  4. https://nvherald.wordpress.com/2021/02/13/fdp-sophia-sweeps-free-democrats-win-absolute-majority-of-house-in-general-election/ FDP: “Sophia Sweeps”, Free Democrats win absolute majority of House in general election
  5. Purvanchal Times. "Government attains supermajority in Parliament after four candidates win unopposed". Archived from the original on 26 May 2021.
  6. Purvanchal Times. "Vishwamitran general elections end; Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu emerges biggest gainer". Archived from the original on 26 May 2021.
  7. Ocean States declaration of war
  8. Aleunnic Workers' Republic declaration of war
  9. Tueoedethian declaration of war
  10. Faltrian declaration of war
  11. @WestCanada_ (28 April 2021). "West Canada is saddened by the disestablishment of the Dominion of Vancouver Island and their departure from the @ComBritDoms. It is our belief that their course of action is deeply flawed, however we understand that we bear no authority over them" (Tweet). Retrieved 2 May 2021 – via Twitter.
  12. @VISSR_ (29 April 2021). "Serious discussions are underway regarding a hypothetical revival of the VISSR. Under smart leadership, we believe it could thrive and be better than ever before! Step one would be winning back the trust of the micronational community" (Tweet). Retrieved 2 May 2021 – via Twitter.
  13. @ComBritDoms (29 April 2021). "The Commonwealth has formally cut ties with the Government of Vancouver Island, deeming the state too unfit to continue relations with. The Commonwealth recognises the claim to sovereignty over the island by @WestCanada_ from here onwards" (Tweet). Retrieved 2 May 2021 – via Twitter.
  14. https://www.microcon2021.org/
  15. https://mobile.twitter.com/Humanity_Nation/status/1157733808910864384
  16. Desert District and Empire of Kodrolia Sign Treaty of Formositas. Desert District on 25 February 2021. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  17. MicroWiki on Patreon. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  18. Main page
  19. Isaiah Burdette talk page discussion MicroWiki. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  20. Hamilton, Daniel (31 January 2021) Luxor voted Micronationalist of the Month for January 2021. MicroWeekly at Home-made Crown Journal. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  21. MicroWiki. "Special:User Rights Log". Archived from the original on 26 May 2021.
  22. MicroWiki. "Special:User List". Archived from the original on 26 May 2021.
  23. MicroWiki. "Special:User Rights Log#User:Summi Imperatoris". Archived from the original on 26 May 2021.
  24. Grandeur Print MoH Releases Preliminary Results and Estimates (Retrieved 16 March 2021)
  25. First confirmed COVID-19 case reported in Adammia
  26. The Four Horsemen of Micronationalism. "The Four Horsemen of Micronationalism pilot". Archived from the original on 26 May 2021.
  27. Anchor.fm. "The Wodcast". Archived from the original on 26 May 2021.
  28. The Anthony Show. "The Anthony Show Pilot". Archived from the original on 26 May 2021.
  29. The Wodcast. "The Wodcast Episode 1". Archived from the original on 26 May 2021.
  30. Birddog. "Trains single". Archived from the original on 26 May 2021.
  31. Birddog. "Birddog playlist". Archived from the original on 26 May 2021.
  32. Birddog. "Odyssey Part 2". Archived from the original on 26 May 2021.
  33. Diarchy. "Nothing off The Top of My Head". Archived from the original on 26 May 2021.
  34. Jonas Rhymer. "People Mover". Archived from the original on 26 May 2021.
  35. Essexian Post. "EAST reveals new rocket design". Archived from the original on 21 January 2021.
  36. Aenopian Hour. "AAA unveils "Starless IV" rocket; set to launch in 2021". Archived from the original on 21 January 2021.