Duchy of Woodshire
| Duchy of Woodshire |
|Nebraska, United States |
|Short name||WD (assigned microcode)|
|- Duke||Jonah Nichols/Jonah I|
|Established||March 15th, 2021|
|Area claimed||112.5 ft2|
|National sport||Four Square|
The Duchy of Woodshire is a micronation which legally seceded from the United Republic of Englica on March 15th, 2021, with this decision headed by the former king of Woodshire - Jonah Nichols. On May 23rd it transitioned to an absolute monarchy due to its small size and became a duchy under Duke Jonah I.
March 15th: After Jonah Nichols got legal permission to secede from the United Republic of Englica, the Democratic Republic of Woodshire was born. His reasoning for this was the fact that Englica's government was extremely large and chaotic, and believed it would be better for him to secede and help run a smaller government - with territory covering a mere 43.4 acres.
March 16th: On this day, Max Stenner agreed to help write Woodshire's constitution after being asked to help by Jonah. Despite him not being a part of the government, Jonah believed that due to Woodshire's small size, it would be okay to get help from citizens of other micronations. The first flag of Woodshire was also created on this day, symbolizing its constant transition from democracy to monarchy.
March 17th: After Josiah Welch agreed to write and sign the constitution, writing of the Woodshirean Constitution began on this date.
May 23rd: After thinking for a while, Jonah Nichols had decided that a democratic republic would not work for a nation of Woodshire's size and decided to transition the government into a temporary absolute monarchy, with Jonah as its first Duke. The constitution was also scrapped, along with vast swathes of the nation's land which was ceded back to the United States of America (leaving Woodshire as containing only a single room of a house). The concept of cities was also abolished along with this decision, and the flag was changed once again. Jonah then changed the national animal to the Dachshund and the national sport to Four Square.