Republic of Danvania

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Republic of Danvania
Republic of Danvania.jpg
We Will Never Fall
Little Wing by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Official language English
Capital Danvania City
Date founded December 31, 2008
Number of citizens 7
Number of active citizens Unknown
Government De jure Theocratic Republic
De facto Theocratic Presidential Dictatorship
Current leader President Danny Davis
National animal Tiger

Danvania, officially the Republic of Danvania, is a nation in Dallas, Texas. Its capital and largest city is Danvania City. The Capital city serves as the center of all foreign and internal activities, being also the only city in the Republic.

The territory was governed by the US Government until it was claimed by Danny Davis, founder and President of the Republic, serving its first 50-year mandate.

Danvania is de jure a democratic republic ruled by the President of the Republic of Danvania. The country's government styles itself as a strong democratic micronation. Officially a free benevolent dictatorship, Danvania is considered by many in the outside micronational world to be a totalitarian tyrannic banana republic, where the President controls both judicial and legislative power, and where Congress has got a very low power. Since its founding, Danvania has openly condemned homosexuality, liberalism, Madonna, Iran, atheism, the Washington Redskins and all religions other than Roman Catholicism.

Danvania was expelled from the Organisation of Active Micronations, on 24th January 2010, for inactivity.

History

Founding

In December of 2008, Danny Davis read a comic strip that gave him the idea to create a micronation. He then seceded his room from the United States, creating The Republic of Danvania. A couple of days later, He wrote the Constitution, which made a powerful government headed by a strong democratically elected president. The constitution was also known for its oppression of rights, but has now been amended to give citizens many rights. After the constitution was written, Davis was overwhelmingly elected to be President.

Mackesdonian Wars

Then, a boy named Bret Mackey heard about Davis seceding his room. Mackey then copied him and seceded his own room and called it Mackesdonia. At first the two micro nations were allies. But differing beliefs about religion and abortion caused them to go to war. The war lasted a few days, then Mackey surrendered after successful guerilla attacks from Davis.

The terms of the surrender were that Mackesdonia would be a territory of Danvania, but still retain some level of independence. This went nice for a while, Mackey and Davis even collaborated in Operation Earthworm, a military operation that gained more land for Mackesdonia and Danvania. The Mackesdonians behaved so well that Davis granted them independence.

But soon after that relations began to get tense. Mackesdonians did not want the ban on abortion in Mackesdonia, which was the only condition of Mackesdonian independence. Davis and Mackey began to argue, and it eventually turned to war.

This war, would not be won so easily as the last.  There were giant battles, such as the Battle of the Locker Room, which was essentially a draw, as both Mackey and Davis were hurt. After many small skirmishes, a cease fire was called, and the two began peace talks. But Mackey would not even think about compromise, and battle began again. Mackey eventually surrendered, and the terms this time were that he cede all territory to the United States, making Mackesdonia inactive.

Darvanian Rebellion

Meanwhile, there was another war on the western front. Davis’s Grandfather, Ron D’Arcy, made his apartment into a country called Darvania (obviously copying the name of Danvania), and crowned himself king. Tempers flared about authority, and war broke out.

There were many battles, but the big one was the battle of the Bedroom. D’Arcy charged at the Danvanian stronghold in the bedroom, and Davis stepped on his barefoot toe with his shoe, and broke D’Arcy’s toe. The two then began to hold peace talks at Outback Steakhouse. This became known as the Outback Conventions. They agreed to have the bedroom and the bathroom as Danvanian Territory, and the kitchen and the living room as Darvania.

This lasted a couple of weeks, then Davis invaded Darvania. Davis took the kitchen, then leaned back on a chair, the chair then came down on D’Arcy’s foot, which made him trip. D’Arcy sustained a chest injury, and surrendered all of Darvania to Danvania, as it is today.

New European Civil War

main article: New European Civil War

President Davis declared war on the Social Republic of New Europe

Great Idiot War

The Great Idiot War, as it is called in Danvania, is the Trans-Atlantic War between the Technological Federation of Erephisia, The Kingdom (now Erephisian region) of Smegola, The Democratic Republic of Longarnia and Danvania. Billy Neil of Erephisia has since apologized, but after the declaration there has been no response from the other two. President Davis commented that this "war" was just a publicity stunt to get recognition in MicroWiki. The true cause of the war was a rouge Erephisian citizens attempt to gain power within Erephisia.

Government

The Republic of Danvania is a nominally Theocratic Republic in which government powers of the executive, legislative and judicial branches are unified into The Presidency. He is elected to 50 years terms by popular vote of all the citizens. The President also handles all diplomacy with other nations, as well as being the Commander of the Danvanian Army. The President usually tries to get input from citizens before he passes a law, so that he iss not an oppressive figure, but really a representative of the people.

State governments are also headed by governors elected by the people in each respective state. The terms time and limit for governor are decided by each individual state. he President, however, may veto any law made by the governors if they violate the Constitution. This is one example of his judicial power.

Catholic Church Canon Law is also law of Danvania, and all government officials are obliged to follow it.

Culture

Religion

The official and dominant religion of Danvania is Roman Catholicism, although some citizens are not Catholic, as the law is not very well enforced.

Sports

Danvanians enjoy American football and basketball. Watching the Dallas Cowboys on Sundays is one of their favorite pastimes. Soccer is heavily discouraged by the Government.

Economy

Danvania has a free market capitalist economy, with a ban on any government intervention of any kind in it.

The unemployment rate is 67%, due to the number of people under 17, which is 50%.

All citizens in Danvania go to the US to work, as there are not any places to work in Danvania.

Military

The military is made up only of the Danvanian Army. It is a strong, light force. The President reserves the right to draft anyone to the military. Danny Davis is the acting general, with others serving as officers and enlisted men under him. They were founded immediately after the founding of Danvania, even before the government was formed.

Foreign Policy

Danvania is willing to engage with other nations if it may be beneficial between the two. It used to be a member of the OAM but was expelled for inactivity, although President Davis was considering withdrawing anyways. Danvania enthusiastically supports Israel and the United States, but less so since the election of Barack Obama. Danvania also supports the US's wars in Iraq and Afganistan.

Danvania does not recognize fascist nations and nations that claim so much land that it is impossible for them to actually have control. Also, Danvania has developed many enemies lately that have influenced MicroWiki administrators to add the Non-Serious Article banner at the top. They don't approve of Danvania's constitution, so they believe incorrectly that Danvania is not serious.

Demographics

  • Literacy Rate:100%
  • Religions: 42% Catholic, 29% Christian-Other, 29% Unknown
  • Races: 86% white, 14% Latino
  • Average Age is 33 years old
  • Unemployment Rate: 42%

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