Gaplan Antarctic Territory
Gaplan Antarctic Territory
Kingdom of Gaplan Antarctica
|Sovereign state||Federated States of Gapla|
|• King||Connor III|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (Gaplan Antarctica Standard Time, GAST)|
The Gaplan Antarctic Territory, known formally as the Kingdom of Gaplan Antarctica, is an autonomous region of the Federated States of Gapla. It is Gapla's official Antarctic claim and was declared on August 2021 after Wyatt Baek claimed to have found terra nullius and other justifications for the claim of the territory.
Throughout the history of the territory, it has tried to find a suitable King, and later the Sovereign Prince appointed Emerson II as the new King of Gaplan Antarctica, who serves as the special administrative region's administrator. After his departure from Discord, from December 2022 until early April 2023, Wyatt I served as a temporary King, before Connor III was appointed by the Federation Council.
The Gaplan Antarctic Territory was a result of Wyatt Baek wanting another external territory of the Federated States of Gapla after he studied Antarctic claims and found out that some countries did not add a southern limit to their territorial claims.
Formerly the Kingdom of Gaplan Antarctica, which is what it was called when it only claimed the unclaimed sea ice, the Gaplan Antarctic Territory now encompasses the pictured mainland as well as the old sea ice (when it has not melted). The sea ice is not regularly used on a map due to it melting during the summer.
After his departure from micronationalism and Discord, Wyatt I took over from 29 December 2022 until 8 April 2023. On 8 April 2023, Connor III was appointed as the King of Gaplan Antarctica by the Federation Council. Carrying on the restrictions of his predecessor, his term is temporary and is vulnerable to expiry starting on 10 May 2023.
The territory of the Gaplan Antarctic Territory, according to the official claim, extends from the 80th meridian west to the 90th meridian west with a limit at the 60th meridian south. This consists of the region in which other legitimate claims do not lie and only the claims that claim the entire sector of the globe are included.
The Federated States of Gapla recognizes that other countries have claimed the region of the Gaplan Antarctic Territory before Gapla.
However, Gapla does not recognize these claims because it considers it to be equivalent to the claims of claiming the entire world, as the parties to the claim claimed the entire sector of the globe without a limitation on Antarctica or the 60th degree south parallel, like other Antarctic claims. It also claims the unclaimed sea ice above the 60th degree south parallel but below the 45th degree south parallel.
Therefore, Gapla's official justification for the claim is terra nullius due to claims it considers invalid.
List of monarchs
To date, Gaplan Antarctica has had three kings and no queens.
|Name||Reign number||Monarch number||Reign||Reign length|
|Wyatt I||1||1||31 August 2021 - 10 November 2022||1 year, 71 days|
|Emerson II||2||10 November 2022 - 29 December 2022||49 days|
|Wyatt I||2||1||29 December 2022 - 8 April 2023||100 days|
|Connor III||1||3||8 April 2023 - present||170 days|