Halfasinteresting-stania

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State of Halfasinteresting-stania
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Located in Edinburgh, Scotland (Presumed)
Capital cityNone official
Official language(s)None official (De jure)
English (De facto)
GovernmentNone official (De jure)
Dictatorship (De facto)
- Head of StateNone official (De jure)
Sam Denby (De facto)
- Head of GovernmentNone official (De jure)
Sam Denby (De facto)
LegislatureNone official
Established14 March 2019
Disestablished14 March 2019
Population1
Time zoneNone official (De jure)
Greenwich Mean Time (De facto)

https://www.halfasinteresting.com

The State of Halfasinteresting-stania was a short-lived country founded and dissolved on 14 March 2019, by Sam Denby (better known through his online pseudonym Wendover Productions). It was located in his recording studio, presumably in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Founding and Dissolution

The small state was founded by Sam Denby during an episode of Half as Interesting, "What Is the Shortest-Lived Country in History?" when Denby proclaimed:

"I declare this recording studio, with consent of its people - which is me - as the free and independent state of Halfasinteresting-stania!..."[1]

— Sam Denby, 2019

A couple of seconds later, in the same paragraph, Half as Interesting dissolved the state, stating:

"...Aaaand, never mind! We're dissolved."[1]

— Sam Denby, 2019

The state only lasted for 4.2 seconds.

Government

Sam Denby was the only citizen of the state.

As the state was short-lived, there was no constitution drafted nor approved by the government. Considering Denby was the only citizen of the state, it is presumed that the state was a dictatorship. Furthermore, Denby had the power to dissolve the state, therefore he also is considered the head of state and government. There was no legislative nor judiciary body established.

Demographics

Population

Halfasinteresting-stania had a total population only 1 citizen, that being Denby. All of the population lives in the United Kingdom. Since the government only lasted so long, there were no citizenship laws.

Languages

English was the most commonly spoken language in Halfasinteresting-stania and all of the population speaks it. Furthermore, all of the population can also speak some French.[2][3]

Culture

Not much is known about the culture of Halfasinteresting-stania.

Media

Halfasinteresting-stania produces the Half as Interesting show, as well as the Wendover Productions show [4]. Both are educational entertainment channels. The state has also partnered with other creators to create the Showmakers[5] and Extremities[6][7] podcast. However, other than the initial video about Denby proclaiming the state, there have been no mentions of the state since.

Sport

All of the citizens participate in whitewater kayaking,[8] though there has not been a national sport due to the short age of the state.

Location

There are currently no details regarding the exact location of Halfasinteresting-stania. However, it is presumed that it is close to Edinburgh, Scotland, since its head of state, Denby, lives there.[9] Furthermore, it was located in a recording studio. [1]

Climate

Edinburgh, the presumed location of Halfasinteresting-stania, is classified as an Oceanic climate in the Köppen climate classification. Edinburgh is a city which receives a significant amount of rain. [10]

Climate data for Halfasinteresting-stania
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7
(45)
8
(46)
10
(50)
12
(54)
15
(59)
17
(63)
19
(66)
19
(66)
17
(63)
13
(55)
10
(50)
7
(45)
19
(66)
Average low °C (°F) 1
(34)
1
(34)
3
(37)
4
(39)
7
(45)
10
(50)
11
(52)
11
(52)
9
(48)
6
(43)
4
(39)
1
(34)
1
(34)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 65
(2.56)
45
(1.77)
50
(1.97)
40
(1.57)
50
(1.97)
60
(2.36)
65
(2.56)
60
(2.36)
65
(2.56)
75
(2.95)
60
(2.36)
60
(2.36)
695
(27.36)
Source: Climates To Travel: Edinburgh

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