Empirical Dyarchy of Ohio

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Empirical Dyarchy of Ohio
2010–c. 2011
The flag of the Empirical Dyarchy of Ohio
A map of the state of Ohio highlighting Hamilton County where Cincinnati is located, which enclaved the Empirical Dyarchy of Ohio
A map of the state of Ohio highlighting Hamilton County where Cincinnati is located, which enclaved the Empirical Dyarchy of Ohio
StatusFormer micronation claiming independence from the United Statesa
GovernmentConstitutional diarchy
• Emperor
Samuel I
• Chancellor
Nikolaj I
LegislatureParliament (Unicameral)
• Established
27 May 2010
• Disestablished
c. 2011
• Total
600 square feet
• 2010 census
• 2010 estimate
CurrencyUnited States Dollar (USD)
  1. Independence was formally declared from the Ohio Empire which claimed all of the State of Ohio though de facto it can be considered as being declared from the United States which held sovereignty over the territory
  2. While the Empirical Dyarchy stated it only claimed territories where the residents wished to be governed by it, it is unknown if all residents were citizens

The Empirical Dyarchy of Ohio, also known as the EDO, was a micronation bordered by Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. It was an enclave nation and was classified as a sixth world nation under the Boodlesmythe-Tallini System of Classification. Due to a lack of information on the continued activity of the Empirical Dyarchy, both through its national press website and secondary sources, it can be assumed that it dissolved sometime in, if not prior to, 2011.


In early April 2010, Samuel and Nikolaj became interested in micronationalism and over the next month, they planned on the creation of the Empirical Dyarchy of Ohio. Samuel leaned towards a liberal multi-party democracy while Nikolaj leaned towards a absolute monarchy or dictatorship. A compromise was developed by Samuel in which there were two equal leaders - a democratically elected Chancellor and a hereditary Emperor or Empress. On 27 May 2010, the Empirical Dyarch of Ohio was formed with a declaration of independence being sent to the Ohio Empire. Nikolaj I was named the Crown Prince and became the first Chancellor while Samuel I became the first Emperor. A military was formed soon afterwards and after a couple of days, the Liberal Democratic Party was formed with the Emperor as its only member. An emergency meeting of Parliament was held on 1 June 2010.

System of Government

Liberal Democratic Party logo

The Empirical Dyarchy of Ohio was a self-styled Constitutional Dyarchic Monarchy. It was split up into townships, each ruled by a democratically elected representative. Each representative has the duty of presenting to Parliament the complaints of their citizens. There are two equal leaders, a democratically elected Chancellor and a hereditary Emperor/Empress. The quorum in Parliament was three-quarters whereby three-quarters of Parliament must be present in order for Parliament to perform its duties. Parliament was elected through a proportional voting system. In the event of seats being empty, the Emperor may appoint a member from a different political party to his own into the position. A simple majority vote is needed for laws to be passed. At its assumed dissolution there was only one political party, the Liberal Democratic Party.


The Ohioan Armed Forces were founded on 28 May 2010 to protect the Empirical Dyarchy of Ohio from the Ohio Empire. No war came about but the Ohioan Armed Forces expanded regardless. There are currently three personnel with the standard issue weapon being wooden clubs and assorted nerf weapons. Overseen by the Ministry of Defence, the current Minister of Defence and High General was Nikolaj I while the Field Marshall was Samuel I.

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