Dual Monarchy of Davetopia and Emiri
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|1 January 2010- 5 May 2010|
|Area claimed:||1 acre|
|Leadership:||Dave Gomez and Emilee Richards|
|Demonym:||Davetopian or Emirite|
|Succeded by:||Confederation of Awesome|
The Dual Monarchy of Davetopia and Emiri was a micronation that existed in the Trussville Sector from 1 January 2010, to 5 May 2010. It was disestablished when the monarchy proved ineffective, prompting the government to reform into the Confederation of Awesome.
The Dual Monarchy was founded on January 1, 2010, by Dave Gomez, and Emilee Richards. Both had an interest in micronationalism, and had tried less legitimate micronations before the foundation of the Dual Monarchy. It declared itself independent, and through royal proclamations, the government and laws of the nation were set up. It expanded to its height of four citizens by March 2010. Interest within the nation was running low, and so the Monarchs decided to reform the government to boost activity in the nation. The Absolute Monarchy was reformed into a directory, which became official with the signing of the Declaration of Confederation on 5 March 2010. During its existence as a micronation, the Dual Monarchy maintained a strict neutrality in all international issues.
The nation was divided into two kingdoms, each ruled by a Monarch. Davetopia was further subdivided into two Duchies, one lead by Gomez and another by Nick Brown. The Duchy of Nonsense was given full status as a province of the future Confederation of Awesome.
Kingdom of Davetopia
The Kingdom of Davetopia was one of the two kingdoms of the Dual Monarchy, and was largely dominant, spanning half an acre and consisting of three citizens. For its entire existence, it was lead by HRM Dave I, who still holds the title of King of Davetopia in the sucessor province of the Confederation.
Duchy of Awesome
The Duchy of Awesome was the dominant Duchy of Davetopia, consisting of Davetopia City, the cultural, political, and administrative capital of the Kingdom. The Declaration of Confederation was approved in the Duchy, which may to the naming of the Confederation of Awesome. The title "Duke of Awesome" was merged with the title "King of Davetopia" upon the creation of the Confederation, mostly because it would seem like the title of an overall ruler of the Confederation.
Duchy of Nonsense
The Duke of Nonsense consisted of the home of Nick Brown, a friend of Dave Gomez who wanted his home to be apart of the Dual Monarchy. It was included in the nation's territory upon secession on January 1. Originally, the Duke of Nonsense was King Dave Gomez, however, in the interest of expanding the status of royalty to new citizens, he passed a declaration abdicating the title of Duke at 12:00 am 1 March 2010, giving Nick Brown the status of a royal. The Duchy of Nonsense is today Nickoli, and was granted provincehood in the Declaration of Confederation to allow a tiebreaking third member of the Executive Council.
Kingdom of Emiri
The Kingdom of Emiri was the second Kingdom of the Dual Monarchy, lead by Queen Emilee I. The kingdom's royal titles and styles have no successor, as all monarchist elements of the Kingdom were abolished upon the transition to an anarchist province of the Confederation.