Kingdom of Freshland

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Flag of Freshland.svg
Flag
Coat Of Arms Of Freshland.png
Coat of Arms
Motto: Usque Semper Victoria (Latin)
Until Victory Always (English)
Anthem: God Save the Big One
StatusInactive (Government in Exile, Active Online)
Capital
and largest city
Scott Island
Official languagesEnglish
Recognised national languagesSpanish
Scots
Standard Galactic
Recognised regional languagesFrench
German
Lolcat
Scottish Gaelic
ReligionSecular State
DemonymFresh
Freshener
Freshlandic
Freshlander
GovernmentAbsolute Monarchy
• King
King Scottie I
Formation and Independence from Scottieland
• Established as FNALL
December 2016
• SML Land Formed
June 2017
• Scottieland Formed
August 2017
• Freshland Formed
December 2017
• Monarchy Proclaimed
22 April 2018
• New Cumnock Expansion
July 2018
• Independence of New Paris
15 June 2019
• East Who Accords
30 March 2020
• Reunification
10 December 2020
• Inactivity Declared
22 June 2021
CurrencyNone
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy

The Kingdom of Freshland, also abbreviated as KOF or KF, or simply, and more commonly known as Freshland, is a Inactive Self-proclaimed secessionist Proto-state which has been recognized by the United Nations as a Self-proclaimed secessionist Micronation. Freshland is comprised of several non-contiguous pieces of land, with Mainland Freshland primarily located in a semi-rural town nearby Glasgow, located in the United Kingdom in the Constituent country of Scotland. but also holds a small territorial land claim in a State-owned public server in the video game Minecraft, of where the capital city and small landmark of Scott Island is located, of where the Current monarch, King Scottie I resides. Freshland is currently not recognized by any Member state of the United Nations. Freshland's Government is a Absolute monarchy, under the Reign of King Scottie I, of who is the Founder of Freshland. as of November 2021, there are currently 4 people who have unofficially received Fresh citizenship.

Freshland was first formed in December 2016, and would be governed under various different governments and have several name changes during its early history in the Mid 2010s, from 2016 up until 2017. but from 2018 and onwards, Freshland would truly begin to function as a micronation. a monarchy would be proclaimed in April 2018, with the first foreign relations being signed in December 2018 with the Republic of Bonumland[1], under then-former president Nick Rankov. Freshland would then go on to participate in the Youtube Micronational Community, which was a Notable sector of Various micronations that were mainly active on Youtube and Discord. Following a Low-intensity civil war conflict, which would come to an end in March 2020, Freshland would withdraw from the sector in 2020 due to multiple different factors. Today, The KOF's government resides in de-facto exile in Blomberg in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany, and formerly Zagreb, Croatia. But Freshland continues to remain active online, as well the KOF's State owned public Minecraft server. But Freshland no longer holds any Formal or active relations with other Micronations or Macronations as of November 2021.

Etymology

Upon Independence, The name "Freshland" was chosen by Scottie Harrison, and was derived from the name and term "FreshPotato76", a online username which has been commonly used by the Scottie H. prior to the Founding of Freshland, several name proposals were made though out 2017. but Several of these names would be Rejected and Changed not long afterwards. Eventually, the name "Freshland" would be chosen sometime in December 2017. the name was originally derived from several of the name proposals which included the term "Land" in them and were named after Scottie H. the "Fresh" part of the name, "FreshPotato76" would be chosen.

The Name "FreshPotato76" was originally chosen by Scottie H as his Minecraft username and gamer tag sometime in Early 2017. However, But the name's origins are very unclear, but it is generally speculated that it was most likely to have been chosen randomly by Scottie H and with no actual meaning behind it. The English word and term "Fresh" itself has roots in German, Dutch and French, of which can be traced as far back to Middle, and previously Old English.

Name History

  • June 2017 - August 2017: SML Land
  • August 2017 - December 2017: Republic of Scottieland
  • December 2017: Potatoland
  • December 2017 - April 2018: Freshland
  • April 2018 - May 2018: Monarchy of Freshland
  • May 2018 - Present: Kingdom of Freshland

History

Government

The Government of Freshland is a Absolute monarchy, under the rule of King Scottie I, who ascended to the Throne in 2018 which made him Freshland's first and current monarch. the King of Freshland, ceremonially referred to as "His Majesty", or "His Royal Highness" is the Head of State of Freshland and has Absolute powers, of which they are Head of the Military and its Branches and Units, can hold and maintain Freshland's foreign relations with other states, can make New laws, New military bases, New embassies and New territorial possessions.

Territorial Claims

Since 2017, Freshland has, and has had several different land claims though out the Nation's history. these include:

Burnsland

Burnsland is a rural and inhabited territory of Freshland, and has historically been the nation's Mainland, with it commonly referred to "Mainland Freshland" and formerly, or sometimes known as "Metropolitan Freshland" and is located in the town of New Cumnock in an local semi-rural area of Scotland. this land claim would begin sometime in 2018, originally as a small colony which was established in the Backyard area which would be called "New Paris" by Scottie I. Later on, more Colonies and eventually Provinces and Territories would be established in New Cumnock. these Provinces and Territories would be formed into Mainland Freshland on 10 December 2020 following an brief insurgency in New Paris, and later on the Burnsland Territory on 15 August 2021 following an alleged dispute between the United Kingdom and Freshland, which would by resolved by Scottie I after he had Named the New Territory "Burnsland" in honour of the World-famous 18th century Scottish poet Robert Burns, who is often referenced in New Cumnock for his poem "Sweet Afton" witch is mainly centered around the River Afton.

Minecraft

Freshland holds a small territorial claim in a State-owned public Minecraft server which is home to the Capital city and landmark of Scott Island, and is also where the nation originally got its start back in 2016. despite this, it is mainly claimed for ceremonial and symbolic reasons. the Server is currently Semi-Active as of November 2021, and has 2 active players. its also home to the Notable landmark of The Big One, of which many Freshlanders worship every year and commonly use to identify their religious beliefs.

Geography

The Afton Creek is a small local creek which follows along the River Afton, and is very well known in Freshland for its Rocks and Tree Branches.

Burnsland's Geography is home to several different streams and creeks, with many of them following along the River Afton which includes most notably Afton Creek, along with a variety of Several small ravines and Rolling hills in the surrounding area. Nearby elsewhere, there is also plenty of Green arable farmland commonly used for raising a variety of different livestock animals, including cattle, sheep and pigs.

The geography of Freshland's Minecraft territory is predominantly, and mostly flat grassland, along with a variety of many lakes, streams, sivers and canals. many of which are apart of, or flow into the much larger Freshland Sea.

Freshland Sea

The Freshland Sea is a very large and shallow fresh water sea which has a variety of colourful coral, turtles, lilly pads and kelp. the Freshland Sea is not only very well known in Freshland for these aspects, but is also home to several notable islands and land marks of which many can vary in size. With Scott Island being included as one of these. Sine 2018, the Sea has currently been in the Middle of an major expansion as there are still many unfinished and empty parts of the Sea that have to be Built. The sea first began development and construction back in 2017 by Scottie H, and its construction has been expected to be completed by 2022.

Climate

Foreign Relations

Military

The Military force of Freshland are the Fresh Armed Forces. It is Relatively small and in a State of inactivity as of 2021.

Service Branches

The Fresh Armed Forces are divided up into Three branches, the Royal Fresh Army is for Land warfare, the Royal Fresh Navy is for Naval warfare, and the Royal Fresh Air Force is for Aerial warfare:

Branch Founded Status
Noflag.png Royal Fresh Army 2018 Inactive
Flag of Fresh Navy.png Royal Fresh Navy 2018 Inactive
Air Force Ensign of Freshland.png Royal Fresh Air Force 2019 Inactive

Units

The Only unit of the Fresh Armed Forces is the Royal Fresh Cyber Force, which is for Cyber warfare:

Unit Founded Status
New RFCF Insignia.png Royal Fresh Cyber Force 2020 Inactive

Demographics

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