Nedland

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Khaganate of Nedland

Flag of Nedland.png
Flag
Coat of Arms of Nedland Updated.png
Coat of arms

Anthem
All Hail the Glorious Nedland

Capital
and largest city
Palazu
Demonym Nedlandic
Languages English
Religion Secular
Ethnic groups
29.5% Šlovedks
8.5% Arabs
7.5% Romanians
5.5% Bengalis
4.5% Poles
3.0% Armenians
2.5% Serbs
2.5% Sorrenians
2.5% French
2.5% Azerbaijanis
2.0% Nigerians
1.5% Pats
1.0% Litvanians
1.0% Somalis
1.0% Glastievens
25.0% Americans/Others

Government Advisory monarchy
-Khagan Ali Haydar Khan
-Grand Vizier Ned Greiner

Legislature Great Kurultay

Established 5 May 2015
19 August 2016 (Current government)
Population 226 (23 August 2017)
Currency N/A
HDI 0.933 (2017)
very high

Time zone ETC +1 (Primary)

Nedland, officially the Khaganate of Nedland (Cyrillic: Каганат ов Недланд; Šlovedkian: Kéhéntsvu Nidpudi, Norwegian: Khanatet Nedland), is one of two constituent countries of Nedlando-Khorașan. It is located primarily in the Washington, D.C. area of the United States, with territory in nineteen other macronations. The country is divided into 7 vəlāyats and 57 departments. Nedland also has an enclave in the territory of Mahuset (Alkland) and vice-versa (Lundenland).

Nedland currently controls territory in the United States, but also in the United Kingdom, Bangladesh, the Czech Republic, Ghana, Cameroon, the Netherlands, Poland, Algeria, Romania, France, Pakistan, Spain, Italy, Serbia, Kazakhstan, and Switzerland. As of August 16, 2017, the population was 232, comprising 91.3% of the total Nedlando-Khorașanese population. As of August 2017, an estimated 5-10 percent of the population was unemployed. Nedland also has borders with the micronations of Sandus, Paravia, Mercia, Austenasia, Mahuset, Hortania, Glastieve, Lundenwic and Coria.

History

Founding

On 7 October 2014, Ned Greiner founded the Democratic Republic of Nedland, originally created as a joke as well as a proof-of-concept. Greiner shared the idea with classmate Patrick Maco, who also founded as a joke the Capitalist Democratic Republic of Patistan, which alongside Nedland was a "capitalist dictatorship." Nedland originally held territorial claims over Greiner's house, with Greiner himself as the only citizen.

Flag of the Capitalist Democratic Republic of Patistan

Maco created a Wikia for Patistan, and Greiner created one soon after about Nedland.

Greiner and Maco shared the nations as an in-joke for around two months, before Maco lost interest and the project fell into neglect.

Revival and annexation of Patistan

On 29 April 2015, Greiner remembered Nedland, and revived the project on May 1, 2015 with the intention of Nedland declaring territorial independence from the United States.

During a conversation with a teacher at his school, who had met Sealand's prince and football team, he recalled Nedland. What Greiner had come up with claiming his cul-de-sac in Annandale, which he named Gammaville. Greiner later moved away to a rented condominium in Arlington, and Gammaville was unclaimed.

On 8 May, Nedland annexed Patistan as an autonomous republic after a brief consultation with Maco. He reportedly did not care whether Nedland annexed Patistan. Maco said Patistan was "the whole world," not the previous fictional island, and was appointed leader of the republic. However, the Nedlandic-claimed republic only claimed his house.

Nedland pursued annexation of Meland, a communist micronation that operated at his school, as a republic. Formal negotiations were scheduled to start on May 11, 2015, but they failed, and resulted in a brief war between the two nations. It ended with no territorial changes for either of them.

Early International and Domestic History

On 12 May, the Labour Party of Nedland joined the International of Left-wing Parties, a Left-wing international whose members sought to improve the status of the Left in the micronational community.

On 13 May, recently naturalized citizen Jimmy Duke was elected as Minister of Imports, and Matt Noone, who had not previously held office, suddenly turned against Greiner's administration by conspiring with Duke and several others to overthrow Greiner. Noone declared himself a presidential candidate, but the elections had ended the previous week. Noone later became leader of an illegal political opposition to Greiner's regime.

On 5 June 2015, Jackson P. Cole, president of the Kid United Republic, gained Nedlandic citizenship - being the first non-Nedlandic micronationalist to do so. As he lived in Sacramento, Nedland created the Sacramento Subcultural Republic.

Perry Tita of Cameroon had joined two weeks before Cole, being one of the last people recruited at Greiner's middle school. He was granted the position of managing his house in Douala, Cameroon, thus creating the Nedlandic Cameroonian Territory, a dependent territory with no permanent population. It was put under the jurisdiction of the Douala Subcultural Republic.

On July 25, Nedland gained the citizenship of a man with Spanish citizenship living in France, making the Spanish and French Territories.

Civil War

On 21 May, Patrick Maco declared the independence of the Autonomous Republic of Patistan from Nedland, renaming it the United States of Patmerica. The declaration was motivated by disillusionment with the Nedlandic government and Nedland itself, and the recent resignation of Head Judge Peter Clark of the Supreme Court earlier that day. Minister of Keeping Evil Dictators in Power Ian Conrad and Minister of Imports Jimmy Duke also joined the insurgency.

In retaliation, President Greiner issued a statement declaring the citizenships of all rebels had been revoked. Then, Conrad unilaterally 'declared war' on Nedland. Maco and the other Patistani insurgents declared war afterwards. Nedland refused to recognize Patmerica, but relinquished territorial claims on Patistan. Nedland also declared the insurgents personae non gratae and charged them with unspecified war crimes, and Patrick Maco of high treason and another classified charge.

Peter Clark, Jimmy Duke and Ian Conrad were convicted of petty treason, but on 24 May, Clark and Duke were both pardoned for "perceived non-malicious intentions." Another anonymous minister was acquitted of treason earlier, on May 22.

Trials for Maco and Conrad were scheduled for the following Monday, and Greiner deployed his Armed Forces to apprehend the defendants to be tried by temporary justices Greiner and Cameron Pino in Nedland's Supreme Court. The Armed forces did not capture the defendants, and the trial was cancelled.

MNTO

On May 24, Greiner founded an alliance which was called the MNTO (Micronational Treaty Organization), an organization dedicated to protecting its members.

The same day, the United Republics of Wolfpond and the Usian Republic joined. In the following days, many other states joined, including the Duchy of the Lowcountry and Mcarthia.

On May 27, due to reasons concerning MNTO, Duke Jeffrey Bellino withdrew the Lowcountry from the MNTO and withdrew recognition from Nedland. This was due to accusations of Greiner being untrustworthy and overly politically covert in his dealings with other members of MNTO. This then sparked the controversy that would eventually destroy the MNTO.

The MNTO held an election the same day for organization president. Ned Greiner won with three votes. His opponent, Liam Raymond of Wolfpond, was appointed to various positions of power, including the leading adviser to the president.

On May 31, it dissolved for various reasons.

Pannonian War

The Pannonian War started when Liberland laid claim land claimed by South Maudlandia, and their president, Matthew Phillips, issued a warning to them. When Liberland ignored the warning and occupied the island of Siga, South Maudlandia declared war on Liberland.

On June 6, 2015, President Greiner issued a formal declaration of war against Free Republic of Liberland, bringing Nedland into the Pannonian War on the side of President Matthew Phillips of South Maudlandia. Nedland already viewed Liberland negatively, as Liberland had previously ignored a Nedlandic request for a treaty of mutual recognition.

When the Kid United Republic, who was on the side of South Maudlandia in the War, informed Greiner of the reasoning for the war, Nedland joined South Maudlandia in the effort to defeat Liberland before the Serbian or Croatian police would potentially intervene.

On June 7, Nedland withdrew its declaration of war, with President Greiner citing no advantageous outcome for any belligerent but South Maudlandia, and persuasion from Jackson Cole and Richard I of Mercia.

ILP reforms

The national flag adopted on 4 July 2015 during the ILP reforms. It is sometimes used as the unofficial flag of Greater Nedland.

On 4 July, Nedland adopted national reforms recommended by the International of Left-wing Parties: The government dissolved the Lunar Territory, made English the only national official language , and changed the national flag, among other minor reforms.

Nollandish Confederacy

On 26 July 2015, Nedland was admitted into the Nollandish Confederacy, a commonwealth/union of nations united in trade, diplomacy and such. Nedland joined mainly due to the fact that their friend-nations were members.

Nedland ceased membership in the Nollandish Confederacy after it was absorbed into the Empire of Paravia on 13 August 2015.

Coup and Joining Paravia

In a Facebook group message, President Greiner expressed his plans to "leave the micronational community" after Mathias L. Magnussen of Munkkia leaked a screenshot of a private message showing that Greiner had plotted to overthrow Joseph Kennedy, the Prime Minister of Austenasia. Following this, Greiner appointed Eren Lewis as head of the military and awarded Lord Grant Hawkins an autonomous republic to administer. Lewis held a coup against the Nedlandic government, installing Lord Hawkins as President of Nedland.[1]

Greiner sent a message to Hawkin's Facebook profile requesting he step down as president. Hawkins decided not to step down, and ruled Nedland for 4 days until he disbanded the landless government on 17 August 2015. Jackson/Horatio Eden, a citizen of the Universal Triumvirate, declared himself Ceremonial President of the Democratic Socialist Federation of Nedlandic Republics the same day, but without any remaining territorial claims, the title bore no authority.

Paravia stepped in to administer Nedland's territory on Ned Greiner's request, becoming the Autonomous Region of Nedland on August 14, 2015.

During a brief confusion, the Abeldane Empire and Paravia split Nedland two ways - Abelden getting South Nedland (aka Abeldane Nedland) and Paravia getting the northern territories. Greiner discovered the deal via his email and objected, which sparked some international tensions. The original unwritten deal allowed Abelden to annex the Cameroonian Territory and only annex the rest of Nedland if a coup overthrew the Paravian government. Abeldane Nedland was eventually transferred to Paravia in accordance with the deal, leaving Abelden with the land formerly part of the Nedlandic Cameroonian Territory.

On 28 November 2015, the Autonomous Region of Nedland was officially disbanded.

State of Nedland

On 5 May 2016 Nedland was refounded as an independent state, officially called the Republic of Nedland, succeeding the newly-independent Šlovedkia after it had broken away from Paravia.

On 12 May 2016, Emperor Patrick I of Paravia became head of state. Nedland renamed itself as the State of Nedland, in accordance with having a monarch as head of state.

The State of Nedland hosted one autonomous area, Hiddleston and Alonia, which was formed from the remains of Quetico Street. It hosted the Quetico Microinternational Stock Exchange (QMSE) from 9 to 14 June 2016, before it seceded under leader Henry Twain.

Second Paravian Era

On 21 July 2016, Nedland rejoined Paravia as a federal state via the Treaty of Nyros, alongside Grémmia, the Usian Republic, the DRCC, and Dachenia.

Nedland declared independence from Paravia as the "Khanate of Nedland" on September 23, 2016.

Nedland seceded from the empire almost a month and a half from its annexation date, on November 14. They did so illegally, disregarding Paravian laws on formal secession. Initially, Paravian attempts to force Greiner to secede formally proved fruitless, and the Empire still recognized Nedland as part of Paravia. Several half-hearted attempts at referendums to leave were rejected by the government as inadequate.

After much controversy, Greiner agreed to stop his revolt and petition the government to secede with Nedland. The vote to leave was nearly unanimous, with 8 for and 1 against.

At the same time, another illegal secession movement led by Greiner in Abeldane Nedland received similar criticism. Technically, the dispute has not been solved because Greiner never held an official referendum. However, after revoking Greiner's Abeldane citizenship and naming him a persona non grata in Abeldane lands, Abelden finally decided to rescind their claim of sovereignty over Abeldane Nedland.

The Duchy of Romitria in Karnia-Ruthenia seceded legally one day after those pieces of Nedland in Paravia and Abelden, by informing the Emperor and allowing the Imperial Chamber to hold a formal vote on the secession of Romitria. The vote concluded in support of Romit secession, and Romitria was allowed to secede.

Khanate Era

After Nedland's secession, the government reformed into a khanate, and Greiner was crowned the Second Genghis Khan. However, in February, Greiner started a campaign to make Nedland serious again, banning all comical activity, as well as memes, from being used in politics. He disbanded the Ovaltine and Neutral parties because of this.

Merger with Khorashan

On August 2017, Nedland's merging with the Empire of Khorașan was formalized. Nedland officially became one of two constituent countries, along with Khorașan

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