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Empire of Qoí
| Empire of Qoí |
Bassas da India Atoll to the North, Europa Island to the South. Note that the unnamed land claims in Idaho are not pictured.
|Official language(s)||English, Qoínian Creole|
|Official religion(s)||Religious freedom|
|Established||1 June 2019|
|Area claimed||108.83210979 km² (42.0203125086475 mi²)|
|National animal||Coturnix quail|
|Patron saint||Anne Line|
|Land area includes territorial waters in Bassas da India and Europa Island.|
The Empire of Qoí, (pronounced /kwɑ/) also called the Qoínian Empire or simply Qoí, is a micronation formed from New Paint, Seems, Sage, and Patch. These states are collectively known as the Joint Four. The incumbent emperor, Jaiden I, dissolved the four nations on June 1, 2019.
The name Qoí comes from the English word quail, the name of a game bird.
Jaiden I dissolved the Joint Four on 1 June 2019 in order to form Qoí. His reasoning was to move on from his former nations, which would give him a better opportunity to grow in the micronational community. This is where Qoí's motto Võimalus comes from. Võimalus is Estonian for "opportunity".
On 16 June 2019, a piece of land in Idaho was annexed into the nation. This land was clocked in at one whole acre. Another piece of land, also in Idaho, was annexed as well. This third annexation's total land area was 12 acres.
In total, Qoí's total area accumulates to 108.83210979 km² (42.0203125086475 mi²).
Qoí's history is divided into three eras:
- The Tension-Stress Era (New Paint's establishment to the Joint Four's dissolutions) Also known as The First Era.
- The Fracture Era (Joint Four's dissolutions to Qoí's establishment) Also called The Melancholic Era.
- The Second Era (Qoí's establishment to the present) Commonly known as The Quail Era.
Government and politics
Qoí is an absolute monarchy, with all power given to the incumbent emperor. The emperor has absolute power over everything within the micronation, ranging from laws to organizations, and even judicial cases.
The current Emperor of Qoí is Jaiden I.
The currency of Qoí is the Qoínian fether. Fethers are represented by using actual feathers. This feather/fether can come from a chicken, turkey, guinea fowl, duck, goose, or quail. However, all of these different "breeds" of feathers are worth different amounts.