Kingdom of Toku

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Kingdom of Toku
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Motto
Melior Vitae Ridetis (Latin: Life's better when you are laughing)
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Eurasia
Official language(s) English, Tokian
Official religion(s) Pastafariansm
Short name Toku
Demonym Tok (Turkish: Satiated)
Government Anonymous Management
- Founder DangoOopa
Area claimed unknown
Population 44 (as of June'17 census)
Time zone (UTC+02:00)
National drink Black Tea
National animal Suricate

Official website

Kingdom of Toku, commonly referred to as Toku is a micronation founded on August 1st, 2014. Toku originally started as a chat group and by the time it turned into collaboration space for people who is into Space Sciences and STEM. Most members of Toku are located in Middle East area and they had hard times to reach knowledge. To be able to create an awareness about the importance of STEM in general, after months of planning Toku Micronation proudly announced Toku Space Program in August 2017.

Etymology

Toku (得) means obtained in Japanese. First members of Toku decided to use it as a symbol of the group in 2015 and later on, it turned into the official name of the micronation. From Turkish perspective root of the word Toku is Tok which means Satiated. Members of Toku are called Tok to create a sarcastic irony because a typical Tok is always hungry for knowledge.

History

Early Days

The Kingdom of Toku was found on August 1st, 2014 on a sunny summer day with the announcement on a Facebook group. In an hour micronation had 20 citizens and new application denied. Any specific regime hasn't be stated.

Parlimental Monarchy Era

A few months later, in early 2015 in order to keep micronation active, Toku collaborated with a Facebook group. The number of citizens increased to 56 and a parliament included directors of Toku and that group has been created.

In following months 2 new parliament member which been chosen by citizens became members of Parliament of Toku. After a year inactive parliament members have been removed from the Toku Parliament and 2 trustworthy and active citizen chosen by Toku Parliament became new Parliament Members.

Anonymous Management Era

Toku Space Program has been announced in August first, 2017. After announcement Parliament Members started to apprehend about their security due to political issues in their micronation which is located in the Middle East. As from the mid-2017 Parliament Members' personal information will not be shared with a third person to keep them safe and from the beggining of 2018 parliament members will be completely anonymous.

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Parliament of 2015-2016 Parliament of 2016-2017 Parliament of 2017-2018
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Noqta Noqta Noqta
Kerem Kerem
Batuhan Ezgi Ezgi
Buğra FLM FLM
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Law

Even though citizens are completely free about their views on religion Founder of Toku is managing the country with the ideology of Pastafarianism. The Eight I'd Really Rather You Didn't are the only sacred suggestions given to the Pirate Captain Mosey by Flying Spaghetti Monster Himself.

The Eight I'd Really Rather You Didn't

Flying Spaghetti Monster

1- I'd Really Rather You Didn't Act Like A Sanctimonious, Holier-Than-Thou Ass When Describing My Noodly Goodness. If some people don't believe in me, that's okay. Really. I'm not that vain. Besides, this isn't about them so don't change the subject. OK?

2- I'd Really Rather You Didn't Use My Existence As A Means To Kill, Oppress, Subjugate, Punish, Eviscerate, And/Or, You Know, Be Mean To Others. I don't require sacrifices and purity is for drinking water, not people. In the beginning

3- I'd Really Rather You Didn't Judge People For The Way They Look, Or How They Dress, Or The Way They Talk, Or, Well, Just Play Nice, Okay? Oh, and get this into your thick heads: Woman = Person. Man = Person. Samey-Samey. One is not better than the other unless we're talking about fashion. Then, I'm sorry, but I gave that to women and some guys who know the difference between teal and fuchsia.

4- I'd Really Rather You Didn't Indulge In Conduct That Offends Yourself, Or Your Willing, Consenting Partner Of Legal Age AND Mental Maturity. As for anyone who might object, I think the expression is, " Go f*** yourself," Unless they find that offensive in which case they can turn off the TV for once and go for a walk for a change.

5- I'd Really Rather You Didn't Challenge The Bigoted, Misogynist, Hateful Ideas Of Others On An Empty Stomach. Eat, Then, go after the B******.

6- I'd Really Rather You Didn't Build Multimillion-Dollar Churches/ Temples/Mosques/Shrines To My Noodly Goodness When The Money Could Be Better Spent (take your pick)

  • Ending Poverty,
  • Curing Diseases,
  • Living In Peace, Loving With Passion, And Lowering The Cost Of Cable.

I might be a complex-carbohydrate, omniscient being, But I enjoy the simple things in life. I ought to know. I AM the Creator.

7- I'd Really Rather You Didn't Go Around Telling People I Talk To You. You're not that interesting. Get over yourself. And, I told you to love your fellow man. Can't you take a hint?

8- I'd Really Rather You Didn't Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You If You Are Into, Um, Stuff That Uses A Lot Of Leather/Lubricant/Las Vegas. If the other person is into it, however (Pursuant To #4), then have at it. Take Pictures. But for the love of Mike, Wear A CONDOM! Honestly, it's a piece of rubber. If I didn't want it to feel good when you did it, I would have added spikes or something.

Marriage Laws

Citizens who wish to get married under the laws of Kingdom of Toku are responsible for reporting their willing to marry situation to any parliament member via social media or email. After acceptance, parliament member will assign an ordained minister working under The Universal Life Church or Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster associatively to the choice of the couple.

  • To be able to marry under the Kingdom of Toku Laws both individuals who are willing to marry must be a citizen of Kingdom of Toku.
  • Individuals are not required to pay any fee and they do not require to be opposite gender of each other.

Laws of Anonymity

All citizens are free to hide their name, gender, age, race, education level, sexuality etc. as long as they don't lie about it. By 2018 it's mandatory to keep parliament members' personal information.

Culture

Science and Technology

Toku is not only encouraging their all citizens to be interested in STEM but also encourages everyone to learn about STEM and Space Sciences to create an awareness in middle east area. Also, all Councilors are specially chosen between math and science majors.


Art

Certificated Artist of Kingdom of Toku, also Councilor of Toku is Ezgi.

National Holidays

The Kingdom of Toku is mainly located in micronation Turkey many public holidays are same.

Name Date Notes
New Year's Day January 1 General
National Sovereignty and Children's Day April 23 Macronation
Labour and Solidarity Day May 1 General
Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day May 19 Macronation
Foundation Anniversary Of Kingdom of Toku August 1 Toku
Victory Day August 30 Macronation
King's Birthday October 2 Toku
Republic Day October 29 Macronation
New Year's Eve December 31 General

Entertaintment

The Kingdom of Toku has it's official Country Ball account. Sharing news about Micronation, memes and celebrating special days of the Micronation. @tokumicronation.ball on Instagram.

Media

All citizens are free to use social media of their own. Therewithal Kingdom of Toku has chat groups for citizens who wish to join.

See also

Turkish page of Kingdom of Toku