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Furland was a Former micronation founded on December 26, 2016. It folded on January 6th 2018 after the threat of war from the The Country of Reddit and much internal pressure. Furland has been through uncountable amounts of changes and has had 4 heads of state over the years. Due to the amount of people who do not want to be associated with this nation we shall redact their names with blocks of text. The term "drama" in this article shall describe: The disagreements, misunderstandings, fights, gossip, over exaggerations, and bickering between groups or individuals in a mainly negative matter.
“In basements far and wide
We know a secret pride
We formed a new nation
And did some legislation
So now we have a country where we can belong
So come with me dear people to the land that I call home
Off to the place that by Furland is known
It's not very big
Although it’s growing
It’s something that I dig
Even as some issues are showing
Although it came about by chance
And it might not stand one either
I think we all can say
I’m still quite glad to be here”
Furland started as an idea on a telegram group chat on December 26, 2016, it was just a proposed joke (Back when Snø The Dutch Angel Dragon's fursona was called Lucky The Husky) that Snø decided he would make this idea a reality. He took to Furry Amino, "a platform so basic that it would be crazy to get result" -Snø. Furry Amino had its downsides such as 1) the chat's existence would be harder to find the longer it lasted 2) people weren't generally interested and left. During this time the name Furland was given to this mirconation idea and the Decrees of Furland was the first thing made, these decrees would make up the laws or rules of the Nation.
Early Furland Republic
On January 10th 2017 a discord server was soon made for Furland and all 10 members of the Furry Amino chat. During this period the discord server was dangerously inactive to the point of having a handful of members. February 2017 rolled around and it was Snø's "winter Break" a time when he put effort towards the Furland discord server. The server experienced rapid growth with a population of 73 members by March 12th 2017. A #news chat was created for the people of Furland but was immediately filled with memes. A twitter account for Furland News was created; Nuzzle News Network but now known as Furland News Network. During this time new political parties were formed, such as the popular Knotty Party (Later known as the Nuzzle Party) and Sergal Party. The Government during this time was unstable and unable to keep chat moderated with the overwhelming activity. Not much is currently known about the government prior to the Election of March 3th. The Government after the election of March 3th was organized with the central head of state being the democratically elected President Snø and the Vice-President █████-█████ of Furland, Praetors organized by their office.
All known Praetors:
Praetor of Finance: ██████
Praetor of Agriculture: ██████?
Praetor of Technology: Doc ██████
Praetor of Yiff: █████
Praetor of eSports: █████
Praetor of Defense: ██████
Furland Flag Crisis and the short separation of the Nuzzle State
One of the least documented events of Furland is the March 2017 Furland Flag Crisis. Started by the accusation that the original flag showed a symbol used by zoophiles. This crisis continued for 2-3 days as the nation, without a flag, looked for a new flag without "fox species favoritism". This ended with a new flag made by C█████████ based on the flag of California. Many versions were made, but the current flag of Red and White is what the nation kept until long after the nation of Furland fell into a non-micronation discord server.
During this time, headed by C█████████ and █████, for unknown reasons created a new discord server nation-state based off the popular Nuzzle Party. Known as the Nuzzle State, it had two main governors, C█████████ and █████. With all other members being representatives of the Nuzzle State. After week long negotiations the nuzzle state was absorbed back into Furland but for the recognition of the governors and its representatives. After a few months the inactive server was then deleted by █████ for unknown reasons. This nation-state later influenced the creation of the state of Featherland of Furland on November 22th 2017 owned by ████.
The administration of President Snø and the Vice-President █████-█████ ended with an election around Late March of 2017. This election brought a second term to President Snø but brought in Vice-President C█████████. One of the new changes to the administration was to create a new legislative branch to the government by converting all the 6 elected praetors to a 6-person Senate of Furland. The New senate created on April the 11th. Furland during this point still suffered from the ever growing member count and daily drama on the heavily active chats.
The administration of President Snø ended with the election of April 30th 2017. The winners of the Late April 30th 2017 election are Second president Z██████ (Or Z██) and Vice-President C█████████ for a second term. Immediately a crisis started as Snø did not want to give up power and ownership to president-elect Z██████. There was talk of removing the young democracy and Snø becoming King. With enough public outcry, Snø gave in and gave ownership to president-elect ███████. The Senate was made into 5 seats. On May 14th Furland's closest ally and partner "Blueberry country" collapsed with a total of 100 members missing with server deletion. Around this time Furland joined a Union of Furry servers, known as the Furry Union with Secretary General C█████████ at its head. A new decree was voted in around this time that mandated that the President must run with the Vice-president causing Vice-President C█████████ to announce his candidacy for president and second president Z██████ to run with her new running mate █████.
The administration of Second president Z██████ ended with the election of May 28th 2017. The winners of the election being Third President C█████████ and his vice president M█████. The Republic around this time numbered over 75~. Not much is documented after this election but afterwards the people of Furland announced they wish to remove elections in a vote, for the sake of the ever-increasing drama on the discord server. President C█████████ stuck with the unwanted position and the resignation of Vice President M█████ lead President C█████████ to have an agreement with Snø over the future of the server. On Late June 2017, Snø with the ownership of Furland, removed government entirely and filled the "Admin" and "Mod" positions with his loyalists. Banning C█████████ for a week afterwards. This marking the end of the Furland Republic.
Nation of Furland
With the server now in Snø's complete control, Snø created a new government, the weak legislative branch called the "Council of Elders" with Snø giving himself the title of "Alpha". Furland during this time is a gap of information as is with a lot of this history. Around this time the Furry Union was disbanded after Furland left the Union. The Summer of 2017 is a gap in Furland's history.
Talk of a new Constitution started on October the 7th 2017. After a unanimous vote, subtract one council member, the constitution was ratified. This created a constitutional monarchy with Alpha Snø at its head, transforming the Council of Elders into the 7 members of the Council of Furland, as well as creating the 7 members of the Furland House of Representatives. The creation of the Furland Broadcasting Company on the same day. Candidates where announced on October the 8th 2017 with elections finalizing on the 9th.
All known Representatives of the Oct 8th 2017 election:
Shortly afterwards R████ became Furland's first speaker of the house, with C█ becoming the President of the Council. The server during this time around fairly active and growing.
On October the 25th the house of representatives went into crisis, the reason why will be kept private, leading to an impeachment of a representative and the resignation of another. Leading to two new representatives being voted in, this is a first of many resignations and replacements within the house of representatives in the 1st Congress. As well as Furland's first trial on November 5th 2017 by the council. On November 22th 2017 Alpha Snø made the unprecedented move and issued an executive order, removing all NSFW channels and putting the server through another crisis over the powers of the Alpha. The Council and House repealing this executive order on the 23th. On December 1st Representative S████ leaves the house of representatives, with ████ leaving the council on the 2th, being replaced with ████.
Nation of Furland, part 2
The elections of December 19th 2017 brought no changes to the Council but many to the House of representatives. bringing in the 2nd congress of Furland.
All known Representatives of the Dec 29th 2017 election:
afterwards T██ became Furland's second speaker of the house. The server during this time around 150-175~ and still fairly active.
The 2nd congress of Furland did not last long, due to pressure from Alpha Snø from his involvement in the scandal in The Country of Reddit and internal pressure by ███, ████ and others. Alpha Snø dissolved government and many officials on January 6th 2018. Bringing the experiment of the Nation of Furland to an end after almost an entire year.
After the Nation
After January 6th 2018 Furland became another public discord server with no micro-nation characteristics. Around late February Owner Snø resigned and gave Furland to C█████████ who then around March gave the server to ███. Drama still occurred but after the ban of █████ drama was greatly minimized. The server after having a very successful 2018 making it to its peak of 400~ members thanks to the great efforts of Owner ███ but then sharply declining around late 2018-early 2019. Furland in 2019 remains a server in memoriam of a once great nation filled with wonderful people, although it had it's fair share of horrible drama. Long live Furland!