Kingdom of Ikonia

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Kingdom of Ikonia

Σiioèdatahopen atau iΣataioiπ (Ikonian)
Motto: LIBERTÉ POUR IKONIE
(French: Liberty for Ikonia.)
Map showcasing the approximate location of the capital, Uvenia
Capital
and largest city
Uvenia
Official languagesEnglish
Recognised national languagesIkonian
Religion
Christianity, Buddhism
Demonym(s)Ikonian
GovernmentUnitary absolute monarchy
• Monarch
Cameron I
Independence from Florida
• Declaration of Independence
19 October 2018
• Current constitution
28 December 2018
Area
• Total
0.053 km2 (0.020 sq mi)
Population
• Estimate
18
MPI2.875
CurrencyIkonian kyro (KYR; κ)
Time zoneEST, IST
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy;
Driving sideright
Calling code+1
RIS 002 codeIK
Internet TLD.ik (de jure), .xyz (de facto)

The Kingdom of Ikonia (/aɪˈkoʊ.ni.ə/ aye-koh-nee-uh About this sound (Listen) ), more commonly known as simply Ikonia, is a micronation consisting of multiple non-contiguous pieces of land, with its mainland located within Davenport, Florida, where the Royal Residence is. Founded on 19 October 2018, Ikonia has a surface area of 13.09 acres and a population of 18 full citizens, 16 of whom are territorial citizens.[1] The Kingdom's form of government is an absolute monarchy, defined by the Declaration of Independence; it was solely based on a monarchy as it is the most common government system within micronationalism.[2] The current King of Ikonia is HM Cameron I, who has ruled Ikonia since its foundation. The mainland consists of one city—the capital and most populous Uvenia—and three towns, Cloubury, Esterton and Osceola. Ancellotta and Veritasia are provisional cities. Ikonia also has three Marches, territories which cannot be designated a city nor town; Novaria, Zenmurdistan and Lafayette. Idolas is the only Crown Dependency, and borders the Paloman Province of Pajaro. Ikonia also lays claim to multiple islands; Baker Island and the Dominion of the Caribbean, a collective of territory in the Caribbean under Cameron as the King of the Caribbean.

The Kingdom's total size has increased throughout its history, starting out with 0.12 acres as provinces of the Royal Residence. It declared independence from the US state of Florida on 19 October 2018, and the letter was sent to the governor of Florida, Rick Scott, on 7 December. Ikonia adopted its current constitution on 28 December. The Territorial Era is dated to begin after the demonarchization of Kapreburg on 5 April 2019, which later caused Cameron to take more land for himself and the Kingdom, creating the Dominion of the Caribbean, the erstwhile Dominion of Blake, and Orange County, Uvenia. State-owned companies could now rule territory, given the King approves it. The Ikonian Empire was later revived on 28 April 2019. A list of all the territorial changes in Ikonia was listed in a news article published by the Ikonia Post.[3]

Etymology

The word 'Ikonia' derives from an anagram of the King's dog's name, Niko. The Greek name 'Niko' is an abbreviation of the name Nicholas, but also a derivation of Nikolaos, which means "victory of the people".[4]

History

Foundation and subsequent diplomacy

The Kingdom of Ikonia was founded by Cameron I on 19 October 2018, after showing interest in a video about the micronation Molossia, Camerom believed having a micronation would benefit himself and his family, and wrote the Declaration of Independence[2] on 19 October 2018. He proclaimed himself the nation's first Monarch as HM Cameron I, and his brother, Troy Koehler, was appointed to the Treasury of Ikonia. The King proceeded to write basic acts for the treasury and created ministries. On 7 December, Ikonia's letter of micronations and declaring themselves as a nation was sent to the governor of Florida, Rick Scott. Following the enactment of the Diplomatic Recognition Ruling on 19 October 2018,[5] all treaties and recognition from Ikonia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs subsequently became null and ineffective. The first micronation Ikonia began relations with was the erstwhile Catholique Socialist Republic, of which the President, Aidan McGrath, was awarded the Order of the Diaconus, however it was later revoked on 25 May 2019 due to constant changes in McGrath's form of government of Quebec. Ikonia recognised all member states of the Grand Unified Micronational unilaterally on 17 January 2019. The Ikonian government later published a social media press letter regarding the policy on how Ikonian social media accounts shall be run on 21 February.[6]

Territorial Era

The Territorial Era is dated to begin after the demonarchization of Kapreburg on 5 April 2019, this led to the creation of the Kapresh Indies, territory for Kapreburg, Aidan I and Cameron I both helped in making. This later caused Cameron to take more land for himself and the Kingdom, thus creating the Dominion of the Caribbean, the Dominion of Blake, and Orange County, Uvenia. State-owned companies could now rule territory, given the King approves it. The Ikonian Empire was later revived on 28 April. A list of all the territorial changes in Ikonia was listed in a news article published by the Ikonia Post.[3] Following a three-month hiatus, the Ikonian government finally legislated the dissolving of the PNGMRNK, through the Mandate and Dominion Act 2019 on 12 October, which created the Dominion of Rishania.[7] Idolas was established on 21 August as a Crown Dependency after an offer to be annexed as a gift was made by Paloma, the President of Paloma and subsequent Duke of Limiport Aidan McGrath, who was appointed Governing Commissioner of the Crown Dependency upon its foundation.[8] Cloubury was later established as a town by the Ikonian government after the passage of the Affixed Division Act of 2020 on 21 August.[9] Two Marches were established on 29 August, Zenmurdistan and Lafayette, founded by Leon, Marquis of Zenmurdistan and Jayden, Marquis de Lafayette respectively.

Foreign relations

Official seal of the MOFA

The Kingdom establishes and maintains diplomatic relations with other nations through the Foreign Office, led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Minister has the power to grant "states of friendship" and tacit recognition, but official recognition of another nation may only be granted by the monarch.

Ikonia has since sought diplomatic relations mainly through the MicroWiki Sector and the GUM, but also holds friendly relations with other nations outside of said sector such as Molossia. Ikonia has been associated within the community with Baustralia, Kapreburg and Former McGrathic states, be it for its negative or positive views on one another. Ikonia has friendly diplomatic relations with several nations, including but by no means limited to Kapreburg, Gradonia, Arthuria, Paloma, Essexia, Austenasia and Adammia among many others.

Ikonia has a stricter policy when it comes to joining intermicronational organisations. Ikonia is the head of the Ikonian Empire. Ikonia is a member state of the Grand Unified Micronational, and has been since it was reinstated as a full delegate on 25 December 2018, after being granted provisional membership on 8 December. Ikonia is also a member state of Accentra, and has been since 14 January 2019.

Geography

The total surface area of the Kingdom of Ikonia is approximately 0.053 km2 (13.09 acres).

Most of the Kingdom is residences and empty grassland. Land in the Kingdom is very flat and has no distinctive natural features.

Climate

Ikonia, such like Florida, has a humid subtropical climate. Temperatures are usually within a range of 31 °C - 35 °C in the summer. In the winter, the average temperature range is 22 °C - 29 °C, but can rarely reach as cold as 8 °C.[10]

Climate data for Uvenia, Ikonia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 88
(31.1)
96
(35.6)
95
(35)
96
(35.6)
101
(38.3)
104
(40)
103
(39.4)
101
(38.3)
99
(37.2)
96
(35.6)
90
(32.2)
89
(31.7)
104
(40)
Average high °F (°C) 72
(22.2)
74
(23.3)
79
(26.1)
84
(28.9)
89
(31.7)
92
(33.3)
93
(33.9)
93
(33.9)
91
(32.8)
86
(30)
80
(26.7)
74
(23.3)
84
(28.9)
Average low °F (°C) 47
(8.3)
49
(9.4)
54
(12.2)
58
(14.4)
64
(17.8)
70
(21.1)
72
(22.2)
72
(22.2)
70
(21.1)
63
(17.2)
56
(13.3)
50
(10)
60
(15.6)
Record low °F (°C) 19
(-7.2)
21
(-6.1)
24
(-4.4)
31
(-0.6)
44
(6.7)
50
(10)
60
(15.6)
59
(15)
54
(12.2)
38
(3.3)
25
(-3.9)
16
(-8.9)
16
(-8.9)
Average Precipitation inches (mm) 2.52
(64)
2.86
(72.6)
3.43
(87.1)
1.99
(50.5)
4.12
(104.6)
6.88
(174.8)
7.11
(180.6)
7.43
(188.7)
6.53
(165.9)
2.96
(75.2)
2.29
(58.2)
2.28
(57.9)
50.40
(1,280.2)
Source: [11]

Administrative divisions

Ikonia is comprised of several separate pieces of land. The most populated territory, Uvenia - the Ikonia capital - consists of the Royal Residence, a residential property. All main core Ikonian lands hold a representative, and are majorly consisted of lands in Florida, yet with the March of Novaria and Zenmurdistan, land can be foreign as well.

Flag Coat of arms / Seal Name Annexed Population Representative
Cities
Flag of Uvenia.svg Coat of arms of Uvenia.png Uvenia 30 October 2018 (as Province)
3 December 2018 (as City)
4 City council
Towns
Flag of Cloubury.svg Coat of arms of Cloubury.svg Cloubury 20 August 2020 Inhabited, but people still enter Troy, 1st Duke of Nikodemia
Flag of Esterton.png Coat of arms of Esterton fixed.svg Esterton 29 January 2019 Inhabited, but people still enter Governed by Uvenia
Flag of Osceola Ikonia.svg Coat of Arms of the Town of Osceola.svg Osceola 2 January 2019 Inhabited, but people still enter Governed by Uvenia
Marches
Flag of Novaria.svg Coat of arms of Novaria.svg Novaria 3 June 2019 2 William Wilson, Marquis of Novaria
Flag of Zenmurdistan.svg Coat of arms of Zenmurdistan.svg Zenmurdistan 29 August 2020 0 Leon, Marquis of Zenmurdistan
Lafayette 29 August 2020 0 Jayden, Marquis de Lafayette
Crown Dependencies
Flag of Idolas 2020.svg Coat of arms of Idolas.svg Idolas 21 August 2020 2 Aidan, 1st Duke of Limiport

Other divisions

The other divisions of Ikonia are subjected to being a member of the Ikonian Empire, and are mainly cities under provisional status due to the Affixed Dominion Act of April 2019, dominions, overseas territories, and or other territory designated with a different division. Former mandates, and crown dependencies were changed with the passing of the Dominion act of the Kingdom of Ikonia on 25 April 2019.[12]

Flag Coat of arms / Seal Name Annexed Population Representative
Provisional status
Flag of Ancellotta.png City seal of Ancellotta.png Ancellotta 12 July 2019 3 Jose Lopez
Flag of Veritasia.svg Coat of arms of Veritasia.png Veritasia 21 August 2020 0 Jose Lopez
Dominions
Flag of the Dominion of the Caribbean.svg Coat of arms of the Dominion of the Caribbean.svg Dominion of the Caribbean 20 April 2019 0 Hayden Ford
Overseas Territory
Flag of Baker Island.svg Coat of arms of Baker Island.svg Baker Island 29 April 2019 0 Vacant
(election imminent)

Transport

All transport in the Kingdom is primarily handled by the Ministry of Transportation, however, it is subject to the King's approval. Aerospace travel was maintained by JISA - a former intermicronational government agency collectively owned both by Ikonia and the State of Gradonia responsible for the citizens space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. The King served as JISA Administrator until JISA officially dissolved following months of inactivity. The Royal Geographical Society mapped roads and created various traffic laws. Air transport is also maintained by the Ministry of Transportation as well as Blue Airlines, which is however currently under heavy hiatus.

Government

Ikonia is a royal absolute monarchy ruled by the House of Koehler. The Throne is officially hereditary.

HM King Cameron I is head of state as Monarch, and holds the most vast, executive, legislative, and judicial powers. He can not be held accountable to any members of the government as it is an absolute monarchy under his ruling. On a daily basis, most executive power is exercised by the Monarch and the Privy Council. The Supreme Judge aids in judiciary cases involving law and prosecutions of Ikonia. The Kingdom of Ikonia also contains several other lands, which fall under the direct and absolute authority of the Monarch, with Governor General's usually being appointed to represent him and exercise his power; such as the Dominion of Blake or the Dominion of the Caribbean. Furthermore, there are also several Government Ministries which execute power over certain specified fields and industries, as well as diplomatic Ambassadors to various macronations.

Ministries

Members of the Government

Military

Official flag of AFOI

The Armed Forces of Ikonia are the military of the Kingdom, administered and partially funded by the Treasury of Ikonia. It comprises of sea, land and air, comprising of His Majesty's Navy (HMN), His Majesty's Army (HMA), and His Majesty's Air Force (HMAF) respectively. Personnel may belong to the Reserve force or the Regular force. There are separate branches of the Navy for support, such as His Majesty's Marines (HMM), and His Majesty's Medical Branch (HMMB). There are currently four enlisted soldiers in the Armed Forces of Ikonia: three in the Army, and two in the Air Force. The AFOI can also rely on various foreign volunteers from the state of Florida, and elsewhere in the United States, greatly improving the potential overall military strength of the Kingdom. The flag of the military is based on the Ikonian flag, and consists of the Gadsden flag with the snake, the crown representing His Majesty and the blue background that stands for loyalty.

Demographics

An example of an official citizenship document of Ikonia

The Royal Geographical Society, an agency of the Ministry of Registration, is responsible for collating statistics about the demographics of the Kingdom. The population of Ikonia at the beginning of 2019 was 16. Most new citizens come from the acquisition of new territory rather than immigration into an existing territory. Of the population, 11 (68%) are male and five (42%) are female. At the end of April 2019, four people held honorary Ikonian citizenship, however, these honorary citizens are not considered part of the population as they do not reside in Ikonian territory and are not bound by its laws, nor have rights.Citizenship of the Kingdom is only granted by the Monarch himself, and does not come with residency, nor can you claim residency. Official citizenship documents are given to known citizens of Ikonia by the King. Most Ikonian citizens receive education up to the age of 18 and have access to free healthcare in the United States.

Languages

English is Ikonia's official language, and the only language which is used in day-to-day life and spoken by every citizen of the Kingdom. Ikonian is prominently used as a ceremonial language, mainly by the monarchy in speeches or key press releases. Most Ikonia citizens have been or are being educated in the United States of America.

Religion

Both Buddhism and Christianity are recognised as the official religions of the Kingdom, however neither of them hold any power within the government nor impeach upon freedom od religion. Eight of Ikonia's 16 citizens (46.6%) have given their religion as Christianity, more specifically, Roman Catholicism. The majority of citizens as well as Cameron I believe that Ikonia is a free religious nation, this being a result of the Religion Ruling on 8 February 2019. All religions must be treated equally under the law (as long as it does not hurt or damage someone physically, mentally, and in any other way.) Freedom of religion is allowed and has been since the founding of DeBruinism on 8 February 2019.[13]

Culture

Ikonia's culture is mainly influenced by American culture, however there are also strong traces of Norwegian culture and Transterran culture within Ikonia during different holidays. Music is held in high regard. Internet culture is also frequented in Ikonia, such as with memes. Demographically and ethnically, Ikonia considers itself to be very diverse.

Music

Music is the most frequented form of Ikonian culture. Rock and roll and alternative rock are perhaps some of the most influential aspects of Ikonian culture.

Media and video gaming

The media in the Kingdom is comprised of one state-owned outlet, alongside a number of privately-owned YouTube channels. Ikonia has a national government written newspaper called the Ikonia Post on Wordpress, which has been operating since November 2018.[14] The Ikonia Post is written and edited completely by the King and his government, and it posts 2-4 articles per month. The Kingdom's official broadcaster is Ikonian Broadcasting, which uploads rarely, Ikonian National News segments on YouTube. Frequent video games played in the Kingdom are Hearts of Iron IV, Overwatch, and the most common, Minecraft.

Royal and public holidays

Ikonia has numerous holidays, including royal holidays and public holidays, most of which are influenced by the United States or through Christianity.

Date Name Type Notes
January 1 New Year's Day Public holiday First day of the Gregorian calendar
March 17 St. Patrick's Day Public holiday Feast day for St. Patrick and celebrating Irish heritage
Date varies Easter Sunday Public holiday Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead
July 4 Independence Day (U.S.) Public holiday Celebrating the United States independence from Great Britain
Date varies Columbus Day Public holiday Celebrating Christopher Columbus's voyage to the New World
19 October Kingdom Day Royal holiday Celebrating the foundation of the Kingdom of Ikonia
17 November Banana Zoo Day Public holiday Celebrating the Class of 3000 song, Banana Zoo
Date varies Thanksgiving Public holiday Giving thanks and spending time with family; feasting
December 25 Christmas Public holiday Celebrating the birth of Jesus; festivities

See also

References

  1. Information of Ikonia. ikonia.ml. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cameron I (18 October 2018) Declaration of Independence. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cameron I (28 April 2019) MASSIVE territorial changes in the Kingdom. Ikonia Post. Retrieved on 28 April 2019.
  4. Liddell & Scott, Abridged Greek Lexicon
  5. Cameron I (19 October 2018) "Diplomatic Recognition Ruling ". Retrieved on 7 December 2018.
  6. Cameron I (21 February 2019) "Ikonian social media press letter release ". Ikonia Post. Retrieved on 24 February 2019.
  7. "Cameron I, Mandate and Dominions Act 2019" (PDF) (MAD). His Majesty's Royal Government. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  8. https://www.ikonia.ml/idolas
  9. "Cameron I, Affixed Divison Act 2020" (PDF) (ADA2020). His Majesty's Royal Government. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  10. Wikipedia. "Geography and climate" Florida, 7 February 2019‎. Retrieved on 24 February 2019.
  11. http://wwworigin.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/USFL0104[permanent dead link]
  12. "Cameron I, Affixed Dominion Act 2019" (PDF) (ADA). His Majesty's Royal Government. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  13. Quote from Religion Ruling 2-8-2019 - "All religions can be practiced freely as long as it does not hurt or damage someone physically, mentally, and in any other way, the two that are official religions of Ikonia are Christianity (more specifically roman catholicism), and Buddhism."
  14. Ikonia Post, Retrieved 21 February 2019

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