History of Koss
The History of Koss starts with the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, who arrived thousands of years ago by crossing the Bering land bridge into Alaska and then moving south.
Juscelino Kubitschek, President of Brazil from 1956 to 1961, ordered the construction of Brasília, fulfilling an article of the country's first republican constitution dating back to 1891 stating that the capital should be moved from Rio de Janeiro to a place close to the center of the country. The plan was originally conceived in 1827 by José Bonifácio, an advisor to Emperor Pedro I. He presented a plan to the General Assembly of Brazil for a new city called Brasilia, with the idea of moving the capital westward from the heavily populated southeastern corridor.
Republic of Smint
The history of Koss goes back to 2010, on the 15th of June, Lucas Campos, under the name of Keko Smint, founded the Republic of Smint with a parliamentary system which proved to be inefficent as Smint was a small republic with 3 citizens. The Republic claimed land in Antartica and was involved in a conflict with Antarctica's Elain of Atilnia. After Mello left the community, Smint fell inactive.
First Kossian Republic
After the unsucceseful attempt to establish a micronation in 2010, Mello left the community, returning on April 25 of 2011 with the First Kossian Republic under his command as President. After a reform, approved by the Council of Ministers, on April 27, President Lucas Campos resigned in favor of Isabela Mello, who was made the new President by the Kossian legislature, becoming one of the leaders of the Republic. Being the other one, the President of Internal Affairs, Lucas Soares. Isabela Mello appointed Lucas Campos as the Secretary of State of the Republic. But just like Smint, the Republic was bound to fell in inactivity.
In the beginning of June it was announced that the Nemkhav Federation would be accepting new states. Negotiations between the Kossian Secretary of State, Lucas Campos and the Nemkhav President, Mark Meehan soon began. On June 5 the Republic of Koss became part of Nemkhavia, being the first state to ever join the Federation and preventing the Republic from falling.
Koss as a Nemkhav Republic
During the period in Nemkhavia, the Republic suffered many changes such as its flags, its anthem, its COA as well as its customs and traditions, the Republic was becoming a real example of a Nemkhav State, but it had one problem. Koss was, alongside with other Nemkhav states, helping to build a democratic a functioning federation, but the Republica wasn't working internally being extremely inactive. In order to change this, the President Lucas Campos dissolved it, replacing it with the Kossian Provisional Government
Kossian Provisional Government
Five months after joining the Nemkhav Federation as a Republic, the President, Lucas Campos, notice the sudden need for an change in the form of government, as a way to increase internal activity. On November the 7th, the President, Lucas Campos, passed the Kossian Act, which determined: the disestablishment of the Republic of Koss, the establishment of the Kossian Provisional Government until the Monarchy was installed. The Provisional Government was governed by the Privy Council which counted with all citizens of the former Republic, the Council made all plans and decisions regarding the future monarchial state.
Grand Duchy of Koss in Nemkhavia
After seven days of planning and preparing, the Privy Council established the Grand Duchy of Koss, nominating Mello the Grand Duke. The monarchy was a success, the internal activity increased in an outstanding way. The Grand Duchy was ruled by the Grand Duke, with the help of the Royal Council as an advisory body. When the Kingdom of Pristinia left the Federation, due to a major internal dispute, the Grand Duke began to think if Nemkhavia was really the best thing for Koss. After discussing the proposal with some experienced micronationalists, Mello decided to secede from the Nemkhav Federation.
1st Grand Duchy of Koss
On January 15, 2012, Koss declared independence from the Nemkhav Federation. Since the seccesion, the Grand Duchy prospered as a nation throughout the community. The royal state was responsible for the creation of the Austral Economical Union along with the Principality of Montriac.
Koss and Montriac had every time closer diplomacy, talks and relations. The two nations where the most active micronations in the South American region, and they where getting to a point of conclusion. The idea of a merge between the two royalist states was very soon to appear, but the governments of the two nations took it well. The original pointed date for the union was March 1, but it was moved to March 2nd thanks to the benefits of having the future Emperor, Lucas Campos, in its home state; after a tour over France and Germany.
The Great Depression of Montriac
On March 2012 the Montresque community witness its first great depression, called depeçi da lit. The population, thanks to the taxes imposed by the government, was slowly losing interest in the micronational project and even leaving Montriac. This also caused a rupture in the economy that led not only to the drain of the Montresque reserve but also an external debt, a 10% of the last recorded amount of money saved in the reserve. The government in base of the Archduke's advice, convinced a small part of the population to stay in the Archduchy, knocking down the tax affair. The population descended a 66.6% of its size. After this, the government was broken, many governmental officers had left and the interest of the citizens for the Montresque politics was almost nonexistent; and because of this, the Prime Minister decided to order an absolute monarchy under Lucas I until a new better government system can be applied, and the interest of the citizens is recovered.
Republic VS Archduchy
On the 12 of March 2012, after several disputes between the central government of Koss, the Emperor and the Montrésque delegation led by Tarek Kârjasary as the main messenger of the Montrésque community; the Imperial executive reached to a decision, freeing Montriac. But this was under strict conditions described in a letter sent by the Kossian Emperor to the Montrésque delegation, which were described as follows:
- "Montriac will not be considered the successor of the Kossian Empire"
- "The UNECAUS, Montriac will continue to be a member, but the structure of the Union will change: The Kossian Empire or its successor will be the leader and will make the ultimate decisions."
- "To engage in any form diplomatic relations between the Realm of Koss and Montriac, the Monarch of Koss must give approval, which he mostly like won't."
- "The new independent Montriac will not have myself as a leader, and shall adopt the Monarchy as their government system and it must keep the Order of Lucas I in tribute to me. On April 1st the Montresque community can change its form of government to whatever it likes and it can choose to destroy the order or not."
The terms of the letter were heavily criticized by the Premier of the time, Tarek Kârjasary., who refused to accept the stipulated conditions and decided to seek for external support. After a rapidly but violently conflict between the two parties, the Montresque President Isadora Annenak agreed the conditions stipulated by the Kossian Emperor Lucas I in the Montriac letter sealing the "crisis".
Jaankecil and its Rebellion
With the the sudden leave of Montriac, many began to inquiry as to whether the Empire would be dismantled. Even after the release of an article in the Kossian Gazette, the future of the Empire was uncertain, the People and the Royal Council were fearing for the end of the Realm. On March 28, the Principality of Jaankecil joined the Empire, extinguinshing any doubts about the continuity of the Monarchy. A week after the Principality was accepted in the Realm, the Prime Minister of Jaankecil, Yury Zozulya informed the central government about a rebellion that was happening in the princedom. The Prime Minister informed that the lack of support by the population for a non-communist state was huge, soon, Leader of the opposition, Syam, entered in contact with the Kossian Emperor and explained that Jaankecil would be either conquered by force or by the Koss ceding the land, after talks between the Monarch and the Prime Minister, it was decided that Jaankecil would be a free country once again.
The end of a Realm
An article published in the Kossian Gazette authored by the Grand Duke was released on April 12, explaining what would happen now that Jaankecil was gone. It was decided by the Estates of the Realm that the Empire would be dismantled, and the 2nd Grand Duchy of Koss would take its place as the only successor in April 18.
The beginning of a new Era
After the negative results of the Empire, the Royal Council decided to dismantle the Empire and create a new state. The successor of the Realm would be the Grand Duchy of Koss, its structure of government would be different from the first one, the Royal Council also established the Grand Duchy as a cultural economical and political entity rather than an economical and political one.
Koss joins St.Charlie
Although the excitement was big at first, the Grand Duchy later grew to be a very inactive micronation, laying all its responsabilities on the sholders of the monarch, which said that he was uncapable of carrying those responsabilities. Grand Duke Mello decided to join the Federal Republic of St.Charlie as a move to increase activity.