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Cakeland was founded on March 28, 2008, which was the day that it was added to MicroWiki.
- 1 History
- 2 Culture
- 3 Parliament and Politics
One evening, after extensive reading on the glorious nation of Sealand, His Majesty Prince Joe Williams I suddenly decided to create his own micronation, which he did with the aid of his friends and their girlfriends. Cakeland was formally introduced to the MicroWiki on the 28th of March and this date is formally referred to as the date of Cakeland's founding.
March 28th 2008: Cakeland was founded.
April 3rd 2008: His Majesty Prince Joe Williams I announced the national plant, animal, food, drink and motto, and the election results came in with Prime minister Murphy obtaining the majority of votes, and thus beginning his second term Prime Minister. The Ultra party was disbanded after minister Darren Benton refused to go to war with The Kingdom of Lovely and leaving the nation. General Chris Eames was not able to contact Lovely and attempts have since been cancelled though may be resumed in the future.
April 5th 2008: The cakeland army was dissolved into the Cakelandian guards.
April 7th 2008: Cakeland claimed a new province, a small stretch of the field next to Backgardinia, and the province was named Muffinia.
April 8th 2008: The Ultra party was reinstated.
April 10th 2008: Richard Ringtoul joined the Ultra party. Due to Archbishop Daniel Edwards' resignation as minister, yet not as Archbishop, and due to a population increase, two seats became free.
April 11th 2008: Prince Joe granted the two previously open seats to the Ultra Party Ministers Darren Benton and Richard Rintoul, because the C.O.O.N party had no more free members. Cakeland joined the NAFM and recognized all member nations fully.
April 24th 2008: Prince Joe created the ICR award for Improvements to Cakelands Relations. This award can only be granted by the prince and is for actions from April the 24th onwards. This means it does not include previous actions and has been introduced to improve activity. Minister Richard Rintoul was awarded the ICR and the province of Rintoul Hall is brought into Cakeland.
May 2nd 2008: Prince Joe was awarded the Friend of the Peoples Republic award by The Democratic Peoples Republic of Bzan .
May 4th 2008: The province of Muffinia is increased and the provinces of Rintoullia and Frayinia are founded. Over the summer of 2008 Cakeland gained an increase of population and absorbing the smaller nations of Cydonia, Danland and the Skull Island Republic. In November, Cake, the cat who was the inspiration for the nation's name, died. The day became a national holiday. Kington joined Cakeland on the 22nd of May 2009, and Sanhamshire was dissolved into Muffinia on June 2, 2009. Both actions were separate to the reforms.
The Licentian War
Cakeland assisted the Licentian socialists in their succsesful war against the tyrannical rule of the King. Liberating the nation of Bzan and conquering the nation of Galekenna. During the war Cakeland granted Bzan citizens rights to become refugees in Cakeland and form their own political party. A Cakeland Communist party and a Cakeland Socialist party were mentioned but were never followed through, and the laws have not yet been changed though it is likely to be removed in the June reforms. The war itself comprised of Cakeland and Kaznian support, to a Socialist Coup.
May 2009 Reforms
Prince Joe, became King Joe in the first of the months reforms on May the 22nd, this was followed by the establisment of Fort Cake and a new Parliamentary system. The system is as follows: The King and all citizens present on a parliament meeting make the laws there and then. There must be at least 5 citizens including the King present however. King Joe also declared war on the Wrexham tennis centre building project, the citizen army having raided it 5 times by the end of May.
May 12th: When a local figure decided to build on the public land, including parts of Frayina, Rintoullia and Muffinia. King Joe declared war. This created the citizens army numbering 9, who armed with glass bottles, threw them at the development site in midnight raids, there where 5 raids in May. Addition fencing was placed around the development.
June 2nd: Eric Birling rescued a blue tit chick, saved by 2 citizens of Cakeland becomes a resident of Fort Cake, the decorated drinking den, shed. Following the outbreak of the Cloughian War former primeminister Thomas Murphy was named General of the Cakeland Civil army.
The Cakelandian Elections were held and using the National list system, The Ultra Party was voted into office with the largest majority. In Cakelands new political Parliament, every minister is in government but the primeminister, the leader of the party with the most votes is given prominance. This forces the Parties to co-operate in a fairer more representational way. Richard Rintoul was elected primeminister for a second term. On the 17th of december, the parliament put forward several bills for passing. The Oldhamshire Bill, to include a new province and to have it ruled by an unelected Duke, Dan Oldham. The Jessopian Bill, to include a new province and to have it ruled by an unelected Duchess. The republic bill, with only 1 of 5 members of parliament supporting the bill. The CCP, Cakeland communist Party, bill to create a parliament seat to be given to the CCP, vetoed by King Joe, who stated "They can wait to the next election, that's how it works, how it's fair." The Jessopian and Oldhamshire bills were passed.
Cakeland still stands tall as a nation and peace has existed between the smaller nations under its protection. King Joe, however, has heard of news that a possible external threat intends to once again alter Muffinian territories and the government has been notified.
As far as cultures go, Cakeland has a rich/borrowed culture from many different influences and is proud to be multicultural. Predominately white and welsh blooded, Cakelandians have a unique culture built entirely on in-jokes, the Wilhelm Scream and the national religion of Cydonism.
- National plant: The Ornamental Pine
- National Animal: Cat
- National food: Cake (any)
- National drink: Beer
- National motto: none.
Parliament and Politics
- Thomas Murphy, The Light party
- Richard Rintoul, The Ultra Party
- Josh King, The Republic Party
- Darren Benton, The Ultra Party
Previous Prime Ministers:
- Thomas Murphy (3 terms) The C.O.O.N. Party
- Richard Rintoul (1 term) The Ultra Party.
- Thomas Murphy (1 term, after a coup) As The Light Party.
- King Joe (1 term, after a vote of no confidence against Thomas Murphy) Independent.
- Position abolished.
- Position Reinstated. Richard Rintoul The Ultra Party
Current Cakelandian Political Positions
King Joe Williams of Cakeland. Dukes of :
- Stanley. (The fields of.).
- The Skull Islands Republic.
Political parties in Cakeland
- The Ultra Party, a right wing party originally based in Frayinia, but later moved to Rintoullia.
- The C.O.O.N. Party, a left wing party based in Cydonia.(Disbanded)
- The Anti-Green Party, a pro industry party based in former Sanhamshire.(Disbanded)
- The Conservative Labourists Party, a center party without a base.
- The S.N.O.R.L.A.X. Party, an extremist right wing party that was based in Muffinia before it was banned for treason.(SNX for short)
- The Light Party, a center-left party based in Cydonia.
- The Cakeland Nationalist Party, a right wing party who's main aim is to create an effective republic in Cakeland.
- The Republic Party, a right wing party who also seek to create a republic in Cakeland.
Cakelandian Parliamentary Seats per term
- 1) 2 C.O.O.N., 1 Ultra.
- 2) 3 C.O.O.N., 2 Ultra.
- 3) 2 C.O.O.N., 1 Ultra, 1 Con/lab, 1 S.N.O.R.
- 4) 3 Ultra, 1 C.O.O.N., 1 S.N.O.R.
- 5) 1 Light, 1 Ultra, 1 S.N.O.R.
- 6) 1 Light, 2 Ultra, 1 Cakeland Nationalist, 1 Republic
Currently under reveiw.
March 28th: Cakeland's founding day.
December 6th: The Prince's birthday.
November 28th: Cake rememberance day.