Dominion of Klaise
|Anthem: Klaisan March|
|Official languages||Klaisan, English|
• Establishment of Bijbojique
• Establishment of Klaise
• Dominion of Klaise
|28 February 2022|
|0.4 km2 (0.15 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2022 estimate
|27.5/km2 (71.2/sq mi)|
• Summer (DST)
Klaise (/klaɪs/), officially Dominion of Klaise, is an autonomous dominion of states in the Appalachian foothills of eastern North America. The country is an enclave within the United States with no micronational borders. Its history dates back to 2009 when it was founded on a school playground. The country has a colonial presence, having some external states. The government operates as an absolute monarchy with a premier holding an absolute position as head of state.
Klaise comes from a misspelling of the name "Klause". The Autocrat thought it sounded neat after doing the typo many times before and renamed the country from Schandeleiria to Klaise. The name Schandeleiria comes from the Autocrat's surname. The name Dodoa came from the Autocrat's fascination with the dodo. The name Bijbojique, the original playground micronation, comes from the founder's pet chihuahua's name Big Boy and adding -ique to the end. The dog the country was named after would later be attacked by a much larger dog in May 2013 and pass away.
Before European settlers such as the British came to the area around Klaise, the Shawnee people lived in the area as there is evidence of this in the surrounding area. It is not known if any indigenous people lived on or used the land that would become Klaise. In the late 20th century, logging happened in the area. This is evident by the logging roads and leftover litter from that time. In the early 1990s, the first Klaisan settlers would buy a single plot of land to build a house in what would become Monomiu.
In late 2009, Bijbojique was created. This micronation was created by elementary kids on the playground, and it was a monarchy. This country never claimed the land where Klaise is, but as a state it is considered a predecessor of what is now Klaise. This soon fell into irrelevancy until early 2011 when the Duchy of Dodoa was founded. This country had its own flag and would be the first micronation on the land where Klaise is. This micronation was later renamed Schandeleiria and the duchy was replaced with an autocracy. This micronation would be the first Klaisan country to be documented on any micronational wiki. On the wiki, this country would be removed around 2012 after politically incorrect things were allegedly said to the wiki's chat from the Autocrat.
Middle and Meme Eras
From late 2012 to early 2016, this time is called the Middle Age in Klaisan history. During this time, Schandeleiria would be renamed to Klaise. Klaise was slowly developing a culture and language until it became apparent Klaise had its own distinct culture and was a country that not just Klaisan nationals participated in, but outsiders as well. The Express Route system was created for fast transportation of vehicles between the major settlements.
In 2015, Klaise adopted a writing script which would fall into obscurity a few months later. In late 2015, Klaise was thrown into a scandal pertaining to online content, again in early 2017. These events are colloqually known as memes. December 2015 is considered the start of the Meme Era.
In early 2016, Klaise is reformed and becomes a federation of individual "states" (state governments didn't exist) and was renamed to Schandeleiria. Schandeleiria would be a host of synth music and continue to produce entertainment. Development of Vinsford, a town on the Klaise River began. In early 2016, Schandeleiria's northern neighbors took control of the Cervosia region so Klaisan colonists moved south to create Lake Kekyl which would make the town of Kekyl and Geoxe County thrive.
In late 2016, the downfall of Schandeleiria as a country began. The draining of Lake Kekyl caused a high demand of water, but a low supply due to the northern tensions about the river. All of the progress in Kekyl disappeared, and an economic recession began. Demand for wood went down while it was still being produced, causing a large surplus of wood. This wood was used to build a storage building in the Scipler region on the site of what would become Isciler. In October 2016, Schandeleiria would be renamed back to Klaise. In January 2017, Klaise begins exploring the Diluvame area, which is farther downstream from Vinsford. The Meme Era is regarded by some to be the worst time in Klaisan history due to these economic effects along with other factors.
Post Meme Era
From early 2017 to early 2022 is considered the Post-Meme Era in Klaise history. Development of the north continued with the Cervos Bridge and Isciler Tower built in April 2017. The second attempt at a Cervosian colony failed at Cervos Bridge. The failure of this colony was also caused by the rightful land owners who came and took over the area. The bridge would soon fall into a state of disrepair and would be washed out by a flash flood. In late 2018 Klaisan web developers saw their work become very popular, such as with the Normie Test or the Do you like memes website in general.
In 2020, Felixshire County saw great developments as Monomiu's urban sprawl entered the county. New residences exist in the new town of Ivydon, east of Monomiu. During the deforestation for Ivydon, Scipler County was greatly deforested, destroying a lot of the Klaisan scenery.
In early 2021 the Scipler State movement began, beginning the dialogue about establishing a new state in the north of Klaise State, splitting Klaise State in two. Environmentalists upset about the clearing of the forests want to establish a new state in the north of the country which is still forested and wild. In late 2021, the Isciler Tower collapsed. Isciler is now a ghost town.
In March 2022, Klaise reorganized its self into a dominion of states, to organize its rule of distant states and to decentralize the rule from Klaise State. The Autocratic Office renamed its self to the Office of the Premier. The Autocrat is now a premier. Rather than declaring himself an emperor, Vincent I decided to declare his role as a premier in this newly organized dominion. He deemed the title of "emperor" to be too arrogant.
The official motto of the country was changed to "Feliung un frie", in English, forested and free. This refers to Klaise being covered in forests and it being a free country.
On 3 March 2022, Klaise became a founding member of the Based Micronational Union, a union primarily centered around a stance against using Discord and other closed and proprietary software and services to conduct micronational diplomacy.
Migration to Cxopeland
In mid 2021, the government left Klaise because of the rampant drug use, increasing crime and a lower quality of living in Monomiu. On 1 November 2022, the premier declared that the capitol city will no longer be Monomiu and would be moved to the country's new territory, Cxopeland. The territory of Cxopeland was leased to the premier, and was declared a state of Klaise. A contributing factor to the premier's migration was Klaise State's remoteness. Cxopeland is located closer to amendities and was more convenient than Monomiu as the premier's residence and capitol city. This new territory was also at a lower elevation, having better weather during the winter. The government was based in Cxopeland for four months, from November 2022 to February 2023, when Klaise's claim to Cxopeland was absolved.
Migration to Lepuse
In early 2023, the government moved from Cxopeland to an existing territory Bleuselt. Once the premier made this territory his permanent residence, a new capitol city was founded, named Lepuse. The territory was then renamed to Lepuse State. This state is named after the numerous cottontail rabbits that live there, hence lepus in Clysian for rabbit in English. This state is not contiguous with Klaise State, although it is a short distance from it. Because of Klaise's non-contiguous territories, the capitol being away from Klaise State in Monomiu allows for more fair administration over its territories.
Klaise has drafted a Constitution in late 2019, but it has yet to be made official. Rights of the citizens include the right to bear arms, to free speech, to remain silent, to roam freely within the country's boundaries as a citizen, and to maintain a homogenous nation.
Notably, Klaise heavily restricts the importing of unhealthy food, the publishing of accurate analytics and maps of the country, and the affiliation with any religion besides Christianity.
Since 2022, Klaise was declared a dominion and its previous organization was disbanded. Klaise's head of state is now a premier. The current premier is Vincent van Klaise. The premier's role in the country is exactly the same as the previous Autocrat role. The premier has absolute rule over the country. States that are autonomous in their nature are not fully ruled by the premier.
The Autocratic Office was the head of state in Klaise for many years, from 2011 to 2022. The holder of this seat was called the Autocrat. This position has been renamed the Office of the Premier.
There are zero political parties in Klaise. The country could be considered a single-party state.
Klaise determines citizenship by jus sanguinis, meaning a newborn child whose mother and/or father is a Klaisan citizen will also be a Klaisan citizen. A person can be naturalized in Klaise, gaining citizenship if they have a similar ethnicity to Klaisan people, has accepted Jesus Christ as Lord, is familiar with Klaisan culture, and is provably self-sufficient.
States are municipalities within the dominion. There are four states in the dominion, none of them being contiguous. States don't require their own governments, but they have the capacity to implement one. Alitserif is designated as semi-autonomous, as they administrate themselves locally but are still owned by the dominion. Klaise State, Kataun and Lepuse are both directly administrated by the Office of the Premier, they are not autonomous.
|Name||Administration||Established||Population (Census 490)|
|Klaise State||Office of the Premier||2011||6|
|Kataun||Office of the Premier||2014||0|
|Lepuse||Office of the Premier||2017||2|
Counties are ceremonial divisions within states. Counties are best compared to northern England's hundreds. Not all states have counties. Counties don't have any government of their own and are mainly used for analytical and geographic purposes. As of 2020, there are seven counties in Klaise State. Klaisans typically use counties as their hometown in conversation.
Klaise is a country that is divided into five states, none being contiguous. One of them, Klaise State, is divided into seven ceremonial counties. Klaise State is the traditional home of the Klaisan people.
Southern Klaise State holds more than half of the country's population in Monomiu. This region is an open grassland with rolling hills. The north of Klaise State is heavily forested and mountainous. The region gives way to a deep valley.
Scipler and Smokia Counties are on a ridge with the Smokia and Scipler Rivers flowing into the Cervosia River to the north. Felisenke and Umberjualde Counties are primarily in the lowlands, near the Cervosia River.
Klaise has different microclimates, which can differ with variations of a humid subtropical climate. Temperatures are cooler in the higher elevations, where Isciler is at 1400 feet. At Deilton, at 1250 feet, it is slightly warmer. The entire country is slightly colder than the rest of Kentucky due to its unique position to wind chill, making it have a hardiness zone of 6a rather than 6b.
|Climate data for Isciler, Scipler County, Klaise State|
|Average high °C (°F)||3.9
|Average low °C (°F)||-8.3
|Average Rainfall mm (inches)||97
|Average Snowfall cm (inches)||15
Klaise has a population of 11 as of Census 490 (March 2022). In Census 490, cats and dogs are no longer considered part of the population. Also, the public data from this census is required to be spoofed by a small number, as it was deemed a security concern to reveal the exact population of the country or any of its municipalities.
|Name||Census 450, 2020||Census 490, 2022|
The majority of the population lives in the southern parts of Klaise State, mostly in Monomiu, having nearly 60% of the population. The rest of the dominion lives in Alitserif and Bleuselt externally.
There are three legally defined ethnicities in Klaise. Klaisans, Melungeons and Non-Klaisans. Klaisans are 55% of the population. Melungeons are 45% of the population. 100% of the country is white. There are zero Non-Klaisans in Klaise.
The flag of Klaise features the colors navy blue, white, and goldenrod yellow derived from Kentucky's flag. Klaise uses the 3:5 ratio. The flag is a horizontal tricolor with a simplified version of the Katzedemblem on it, a symbol that is a depiction of a cat's head, Klaise's national animal. The seal is placed 1/3 from the left edge and halfway between the top and bottom.
Historically, Klaise's colors have alternated between navy blue or maroon (dark red), with yellow and white being secondary colors. The main color of Klaise changes to the current paradigm of the country. Currently, it is navy blue, as the country deemed the previous red-on-black banner to be too edgy. Before the "Edgy Banner" was dedicated in 390, the flag was a simple Katzedemblem colored light blue on top of a white banner, which had been the flag since at least 2013. Before this, Klaise's flag was never officially dedicated but contained both blue and red colors.
Klaise had many banners before 2014, but this is the most common one
Klaisese Flag 2014-2017
White banner with a blue Katzedemblem in the center
Edgy Flag 2017-2018
Black banner with a pure red Katzedemblem in the center
415 Flag (current)
A simple horizontal tricolour of Navy blue, White, and Goldenrod yellow; simple-style Katzedemblem 1/3 from the left
The Katzedemblem is the most recognized symbol of Klaise. It was created in circa 2010. It is intended to appear as a cat's head.
The country's coat of arms was officially dedicated on 1 January 2020 and depicts a triple-pointed shield with a grey tabby cat and albino rabbit as supporters, with a four-leaf clover and tulip-tree leaf being displayed. For the helm, a green cap commonly worn by Klaisans is displayed, with ferns from Felisenke being shown on top. The coat of arms is used on official documents and other affairs.
Strangely, both of the animals the supporters are based on both died within a week of each other in January 2021.
Klaise's economy is mainly based on exporting service and labor rather than exporting produced goods. In early 2018 Klaise begin cuniculture, the farming of rabbits. These rabbits are raised in a farm in Saukrame and are potentially Klaise's main export in the coming years. Previously in 2016, Klaise had logged tulip trees in Scipler County, in the area that would become the town of Isciler, but in early 2017 environmental concerns came up and it was deemed destructive by the Autocratic Office to continue felling trees in Klaise's forests.
Klaise maintains foreign relations with a few micronations. Klaise is a founding member of the Based Micronational Union.
|Calcont||Active diplomatic relations, co-founder of the Based Micronational Union|
|Slin, Empyre of||Informal friendship|
|Accessia||Informal friendship||Accessia collapsed in 2012|
|Gnomic Empire||Cold conflict|
Klaise State's counties and cities
Klaise State's water system
Lake Kekyl and its pier, mid 2016
Smokia County's highland scenery on Route 45
Umberjualde County's lowland scenery, looking west at Diluvame, sun setting below a hill
The Vinsford Dam before being destroyed
Sunset over Kataun
Stone bridge crossing the Geoxe River at Geoxeton
Isciler Tower in Scipler County, constructed in 401
Scipler Gorge in winter