History of Rikuchar
The Ijivate of Rikuchar has had a turbulent and eventful history.
The oldest known predecessor state to Rikuchar was known as the Kingdom of Bermania. The exact date of which Bermania was founded is unknown, but it is known that it was established no earlier than January 20, 2008, in response to the marriage of Zetavan Vrokă and Kremkatept Netakă (Anglicised as Berman, hence the name "Bermania"). Bermania occupied a minuscule plot of land in what is now the District of Gi'rikronü. This land encompassed the residence of the Royal family, Prince Bin (now Netwafekzră I), Prince Zeptaz, King Zetavan I, and Queen Kremkatept I. The length of time that Bermania existed is also unknown, but it is estimated to have collapsed after a few weeks due to inactivity.
The successor state to Bermania was known originally as the Empire of Simania (later renamed Simlia), and was founded on August 28, 2009, in response to the video game "MySims". This nation was slightly more involved than Bermania, and had adopted its own anthem ("The MySims Kingdom Title Theme"), its own Motto ("Let's Dance"), and even had plans for a school, a radio station, and a television channel, all estimated to be completed in 2012. Independence from the United States of America was officially declared via a video taken on a MacBook laptop computer on August 28, 2009. Currently, the video taken has been lost, and a track of audio on a Compact Disc that existed long after the video was misplaced also has yet to be found again. Similar collapsed within approximately two months due to inactivity.
On July 6, 2010, the micronational proposal that would later come to be known by multiple names (most prominently the Union of Asermia), was started. It was begun in response to a book known as "The Book of Lost States" by Michael J. Trinklein, which featured many states of the United States of America that once existed, were going to be incorporated, or were proposed. It also included many secessionist entities, including the Republic of Rough and Ready, and the Vermont Republic. The first name proposed for this new nation project was the Kingdom of Aciremai. The name originated from "America" spelled backward. However, the paper it was written on was lopsided, so the extra "i" was added to center the name without having to erase it or create an entirely different sheet. On July 11, the name was changed to the "United Kingdom of Lost States", a name that it held until its independence was declared. The declaration of independence was signed in what became the County of Esiped (which has since been returned to the USA) at 12 o'clock noon EST on July 14, 2010, marking the beginning of a chain of micronations that ends with modern-day Rikuchar. At the time of its establishment, it consisted of 20 states, 2 territories, and a district.
Almost immediately, governors and leaders were appointed for each state. The large territory of the United States outside these claims was incorporated as the sole district, the District of Vespucci. The District of Vespucci gradually shrank over the next few weeks, until by the start of August, it had completely vanished. However, the district did not vanish due to it being fully incorporated, but rather it was unincorporated and given back to the United States of America. On July 24, the first elections for the United Kingdom of Lost States were held, and Armka Stü'òrd won. However, he resigned in Mid-September. After his resignation, another vote for Prime Minister was held, and Vrokă won the popular vote over Proḩaro Stü'òrd, the former governor of the State of Lincoln.
In the month of November 2010, there was an explosion in new nation formation within Vrokă's social community, completely independent of the online micronational community. 3 new nations were created around the world, and all were eager to become allies with the United Kingdom of Lost States. One nation, the Dynasty of Haikiatu-Shanat, claimed Japan and Taiwan. Another, the Shin Lon Dynasty, claimed the entirety of Africa, Antarctica and Australia, the majority of Europe and South America, and the portions of North America that were not already claimed by the United Kingdom of Lost States. The final nation, the Kingdom of Sparta, claimed Greece and Brazil, and was reluctant to become allies with the other nations.
In the latter part of the month of November, due to a dispute between it and the United Kingdom of Lost States, the Shin Lon Dynasty was dis-established. The land was sectioned and given to the Dynasty of Haikiatu-Shanat, and the newly created Principality of Gaul, led by former governor of Ireland, Natÿ Kazükzap.
In January 2011, Kazükzap proposed genocide of the mentally ill citizens in the UKLSEA. Prime Minister Vrokă refused harshly. Angered, Gaul invaded the Spartan Empire to the south, forming a communist state, the New Holy Roman Empire. In the following weeks, the northwestern provinces of the Dynasty of Haikiatu-Shanat seceded as the Second Shin Lon Dynasty. The new dynasty, Haikiatu-Shanat, the UKLSEA, and the newly created March of Reid (which occupied Northern Mexico), allied with each other and all declared war on the New Holy Roman Empire. Following two minor battles at the running track behind their middle school, the allies succeeded in conquering the New Holy Roman Empire and ended what is now called the Great Atlantic War. Soon afterwards, however, all of the nations outside the UKLSEA collapsed. This began a period of internal development and isolation known as the "Cold Era".
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On December 5, 2011, the newly renamed Union of Asermia allied with the Royal Kingdom of Galacia, bringing the Cold Era to an end. The next day, a conflict of territorial claims arose with nations in the midwestern United States. This dispute lasted 3 days and was ended with an alliance with the Democracy of Grum (now the Grémmian Republic). This dispute is now known as the Asermia-Grum dispute.
The Smallia-Asermia Dispute
The Smallia-Asermia Dispute was a border dispute between Asermia and the Kingdom of Smallia (Now the Principality of Sabovia) The dispute began on the 1st of June 2012, when King David I of Smallia noticed that Asermia had claimed all of the British Isles. He notified Prime Minister Vrokă of the problem. Vrokă gladly agreed to relinquish what he believed was a small field in the North of Tetbury, England. However, David then expanded his claims to the other half of the field, and shortly after Andrew claimed the surrounding fields.
After a long argument that lasted about a day, Vrokă gave up all of Tetbury (despite the fact David only claimed half of Tetbury). The dispute continued for a week. Sometime in that week, King Andrew declared himself king of Asermia, despite the fact that Asermia was the Parliamentary Republic. Shortly after, the dispute became dormant. It did not resume until the 20th of June 2012, when David and the leader of Spanionia had an argument, leading to David claiming Spanionia. To avoid being a part of Smallia, Webb turned on Asermia, taking Smallia's side in the dispute.
On the 9th of July, both sides retreated, unofficially ending the conflict. On 31 July 2012, Vrokă was near the end of the Prime Minister elections for Asermia, and purposely chose not to run. That same day, Emperor Andrew and Vrokă made a peace treaty, officially ending the dispute.
The Hillsborough Republic
Shortly before the presidential elections, Vrokă created the Republic of Hillsborough in preparation for leaving Asermia. The republic was incorporated into the States of New Canada shortly afterwards.
Hillsborough consisted of the former Asermian Federal District and was much smaller than its predecessor. Hillsborough was a successful nation however and made many alliances as a constituent nation in New Canada.
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The Federation Era
On December 30, 2012, Asermia was re-established as a constituent nation in the Northern Federation of Occidental Republics (NFOR), a successor nation to the Republic of Hillsborough. The new land in Alaska and Michigan was annexed, and the central states expanded.
Unfortunately, the States of New Canada was growing smaller, and the idea of a union inside a union angered the leaders. Soon afterwards, the States of New Canada collapsed, and NFOR retracted its claims down to the Tampa Bay area, slightly smaller than the European nation of Liechtenstein. The territory was then incorporated into the United Federation of Huro-Atlantic Republics, whose name was later shortened to the Huro-Atlantic Federation.
The Huro-Atlantic Era
Following the establishment of the Republic of Huro-Atlantica on June 16 of 2013, the government experienced a long period of inactivity, similar to the Cold Era of 2012. In late August, the government began to come back to life, with a revision of the Rakwiktrab language and a small retraction of claims. On November 18, 2013, the Democratic Republic of Leylandiistan began to compose a treaty of diplomatic relations with Huro-Atlantica, and on the 19th of the same month, the first draft of the Huro-Atlantic Declaration of Independence was written, thus ending yet another period of national inactivity.
On December 2, 2013, the Declaration of Independence was finalized and brought to the House of the National Assembly for review. All members signed and agreed that the version was final. An official television station was also established. Most of the period from December 2013 to May 2014 was quiet, with little progress made in the government.
On May 27, 2014, Huro-Atlantica and its close ally, the Cockatiel Empire, united to form a union of autonomous nations, known as the De Soto Confederation. The confederation was inspired by the now-defunct States of New Canada.
The Current Era
On October 10, 2014, the main constituent of Huro-Atlantica's Social Communications Network was compromised, resulting in another long period of governmental dormancy. During this period, the modern Rikuchreb language came into being. Sometime in late April 2015, Vrokă initiated a proposal to create a new government that would replace Huro-Atlantica. Among the changes were the implementation of the Ijivate government, a definite system of laws and regulations, and a hierarchy of congresses through which all decisions would be passed. Vrokă came to call it Rikuchar. In May, the official disestablishment date for Huro-Atlantica was decided, and its government was removed entirely. In addition, the primary development phase of Rikuchar's government and culture began. On the 28th of May, Rikuchar retracted its claims to include only Gi'rikronü and Lajrebe'ronü.