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Earldom of Dania
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| Dania |
Sintonia rosa de los vientos
|Spain near Portuguese border |
|Official language(s)||Official Languages:|
English, Spanish, Danacian, French
Other or recognised languages:
Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Valencian, Portuguese, Latin, Ancient Greek.
|Official religion(s)||Danian state religion|
|- Earl||Daniel I|
|Established||9 August 2011 (as Kingdom of Daniel-Land)|
20 December 2016 (as Dania)
|Currency||Euro (Bitcoin also accepted)|
Website of Danland
Dania (formally Earldom of Dania, formerly known as Daniel-Land, Dianberg and Danland) is an unrecognised state that claims to be independent state, but is more referred as a micronation by external observers. The nation claims territory in a farm in Spain near the Portuguese border. It previously (until 2013) claimed part of Helsinki (which was previous part of Nyclos and Mahuset respectively), Finland called Gamlas as well as fictional land in the northern Pacific Ocean. It went inactive on 27 May 2013, but was revived on 16 December 2016 as the Earldom of Dania, before becoming simply Dania on 2 January 2017.
Danland (as of 2013) has a Human Development Index of 0.636, the same HDI as Guyana in South America.
Main Article: History of Dania
Early history (2011-12)
On August 9, 2011, the micronation was established as the Kingdom of Daniel-Land and went online on MicroWikia on August 12, 2011. The micronation began to have its first YouTube channel on August 14, 2011 following the launch of the DLBC. The first DLBC YouTube account (DLBC100) closed down on August 28, 2011. On September 7, 2011 Danland went into long inactivity, due to a conflict. They were two short-lived revivals after that date but they failed.
The micronation was reformed on December 26, 2011 when it became known as the Independent State of Daniel's Room (ISDR), before becoming the State of Dianberg on January 27, 2012 and the Kingdom of Danland on March 4, 2012.
On April 6, 2012 it became the United States of Daniel-Land (USDL), but on April 8, 2012 due to disagreements with other micronations, it reverted back to Kingdom of Danland, before changing again in April 2012. It reverted back again in May 2012.Empyre of Slin, where it would later split into the independent Democratic State of Daniel-Land and the Slin department of Danland (later East Danland).
However on August 6, 2012; Daniel-Land merged with Elefthfria and the Saxon Empire to form the Union of Daneuropa, which was later called the United Byzantine States. By the time it became part of the UBS, in order so that King Penda II could be happy, the physical territory needed spin-off from Daniel-Land and was renamed West Danland to distinguish it from its fictional parent.
On August 16, 2012 it forwarded a bid to the 2012 Micronational Olympic Games. After Pierre d'Egtavie deleted the host bid article, Danland withdraw the bid and Danland's ruler vandalised the MicroWiki website.
On September 8, 2012, the UBS was dissolved and West Danland joined the Saxon Empire for 4 days. Then on September 12, 2012 West and East Danland merged to form the Provisional Government of Danland, which by next month they rejoined the fictional nation of Daniel-Land, forming the micronation of Daniel-Land.
2012-2013: Instability and inactivity
In November 2012, Kirav B'bew resigned as Governor of Daniel-Land. On December 22, 2012 the Daniel-Landic Commonwealth was established. On December 28, 2012 Daniel-Land became a semi-presidential federative monarchy.
On Janaury 31, 2013 a synomos was proposed which would be made up of all nations from the king of Daniel-Land. However this went inactive on February 2, 2013. The previous day, the king of Daniel-Land's title was changed to the of Grand Executive.
On February 9, 2013 following disagreements from Emiel Hardy and Gunho Kim, it was announced that Daniel-Land would form a confederation or synomos and split the federative monarchy into two micronations in one synomos or confederation. Both nations would of had separate foreign relations. Both would of been ruled by the same Grand Executive, but the other nation would of had Nico Fors as its prime minister.
The planned two states were:
- Federative Monarchy of Daniel-Land: Controls the fictional/virtual territories
- People's Democratic Republic of Daniel-Land: Controls the physical territories
In the end, the alternative nation of the Danland-Gamlas Republic was formed and those proposed split nations were not needed.
On March 9, 2013 the physical land of Daniel-Land split from the fictional territory of Daniel-Land and was renamed the Dan Confederation, following disagreement from Freya.
On March 29, 2013 the Dan Confederation reverted back to Daniel-Land. On May 19, 2013 it was announced that Daniel-Land will be renamed to Danland on May 20, 2013 at midnight to avoid the micronation becoming too "egostanic" and a major vote in which 60% of micronationalists (as of 23 May 2013) wanted the micronation to be renamed.
On 27 May 2013, the micronation went into a three year period of inactivity, following the leader's personal problems.
Return to activity
On the 16 December 2016, the Union of Danland returned to activity again with a possibility of the micronation being renamed, due to the Danland name already being used by a Russian micronation with territory in Antarctica. The leader has also announced that the micronation might join a federation, confederation or even the Kingdom of Danland, if it has permission from the leader of the latter. The new nation will not include fictional claims or even the former Niclosian territory of Gamlas, however the Antarctic claims (not to be confused with the similar Antarctic claims of the Russian micronation of Danland) will be part of the revived micronation. Later that day, the micronation was renamed the Earldom of Dania, with Daniel as Earl.
On 28 January 2017, a new constitution (dubbed "The Seven Laws") came into effect, which also announced the Danian state religion as its official religion.
On May 5, 2013 Daniel-Land announced that it could merge or form a political union with the Republic of New Dale in order so that both micronations can expand. This became dormand until May 25, 2013 when talks resumed after Freya and Montania criticised Danland for being an egostan micronation. The new political union would not include the geofictional claim of Danland. Proposed names are Daneuropa, Dankov Confederation or Union of Dankov, Union of Danland and Dale, etc. This merger fell through on the 27 May 2013, when Danland became inactive.
On January 23, 2017, Dania announced it was making a proposal to King Alexei I on Twitter to form part of the Kingdom of Danland either as part of it or as part of a confederation that includes both micronations. On the 28 January 2017, Dania abandoned plans to join that micronation, before the Russian micronation rejected the proposal.
Government and Economy
There is currently only 1 citizen in Dania as of 2017. Dania (as Daniel-Land) had began with only 1 citizen. During the summer it had 2 citizens and by Novmeber 2012 it had 3. Since January 2013 it had 4. In April 2013 census recorded that the micronation had 3 citizens. In May 2013 it had 7 citizens. But since its revival in 2016, it currently has only 1 citizen.
Until 2013, the official languages were English, French, Spanish and Danlandic. Other languages used in the government are Valencian, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. English is the most common language in the government, with Spanish being a second language.
Since 2016, both English and Spanish are the sole official languages, although the former is the common language used in the government.
Danlandic culture is inspired from culrure of the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's and early 2000's. It has culutres based on Britain, Asia, as well as some sport and music culture from Spain and music culuture from Sweden. Music genres popular in Danland include renaissance vocal music, 1970's, 1980's, 1990's and early 2000's pop and rock music, as well as some jazz and classic music. Danland also has television culture based on that of Britain.
The main religion is Danielism, is which practised in the fictional land on Danus and in Danpana. As well other religions can be accepted.
The ruler has access to Spanish and British television and Spanish radio. The national TV networks are the Daniel-Landic Broadcasting Corporation (DLBC) and the Dan Television Network (DTN). There are no radio stations in the Daniel-Land, but they are plans to with the launch of DLBC Radio and Danradio.
Main article: Foreign relations of Daniel-Land
Prior to inactivity in 2013, Danland had foreign relations with different micronations mostly from the MicroWikia community. Daniel-Land earliest ally was the Kingdom of Baconia (now United Provinces of America). Since then it has formed alliances with several other micronations, mainly on MicroWikia. Danland also had semi-close relationships with Hasanistan, the Kingdom of Aden, Agrikesh, Mouzilo, the Templar Kingdom and Niclogia.
Since the micronation's revamp in 2016, the micronation has yet to form any relations with other micronations.