History of Richensland under Aniq Sufyan

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Aniq Sufyan became the de facto leader of Richensland after leading S. Thanukshan and himself to successfully establish the first Richenslandic state after nearly four years of amateur micronational experimenting. Aniq adopted the title 'Guardian Leader of the Nation', which he then continued to use to the present day and there has never been an interruption to him holding said title.

Aniq declared himself the King of Richensland the very same day and effectively, became Richensland's first head of state and served in that capacity until a coup and saw him losing such status (although he was still the Guardian Leader).

Aniq was reinstated as the head of state on 18 November 2020, 15 days after the said coup, this time as president following the resignation of the previous president. Ever since that day, there has never been an interruption during his tenure as the official head of state, later head of government of the country until he lost and conceded the election victory of the 2021 Richenslandic general election to Conservative Party Leader Bhuvan Pathuri on 17 October 2021, effectively ending his official leadership of the country but continued holding the title of Guardian Leader.

Aniq's leadership has been criticized widely but has also been supported in such manner. During his leadership, Richensland faced a devastating crisis which it still has yet to fully recover from but was also the most stable period for Richensland's politics.

Aniq's leadership covers everything in the history of the nation, from its founding to his eventual downfall after the 2021 general elections and exile a few days after as a result of a Cycoldian occupation and takeover of Richensland's political system and institutions.

Founding of Richensland

From the early age of 6 (which was in 2016), Aniq had already been interested in the idea of building his own nation and the general idea of nation-building. With the knowledge that he had and created his own 'nation', which was more of an amateur micronational experiment to test out various methods of governance that would best fit his micronation.

It would be about another two years and he would find out about 'micronationalism' and micronations in general, including Microwiki.

Pre-established Richensland

Koldova Nation
2016–2020
Flag
Flag
Capital Not specified
Demonym Koldovian (de facto)
Government No government
History
 •  Established c. 2016
 •  Disestablished 13 August 2020
Preceded by
Succeeded by
2016
Singapore
2018:
Singapore
2018:
Singapore
2020:
Kingdom
of Richensland
Today part of Singapore
Richensland

His experiment and official predecessor to the first Richenslandic state was the Koldova Nation. Koldova had no government and lacked any features of a nation except for a flag. As it was only intended to be temporary and to be replaced by a well off micronation that was to be Richensland, Aniq took Koldova lightly and as a joke state for a hobby.

After experimenting with various system of governance, two most appealed to him. An absolute monarchy and a parliamentary republic, both in a unitary fashion. Eventually the former was chosen and was implemented in the Kingdom of Richensland. It was also in this period that the nation only had a population of 1 (from 2016 to 2018) later 2 (from 2018 to 2020), that was until he met S. Thanukshan as a childhood friend who apparently also had interest in such affairs and so helped Aniq build the Kingdom of Richensland and later served as the first prime minister and also served for 2 terms nonconsecutively and is regarded as a founding father of the nation and has from the nations founding until the present day, served as the nation's foreign and home minister, though real powers were with Aniq.

Laws and constitutions were not considered back then as the nation was not serious, so in their place, there was no law and law enforcement so an anarchy might have been the de facto government back then. As all micronations were, from the start, isolated. Koldova did not have any relations with any micronations what so ever. All that took a turn following the official Proclamation of the nation's establishement in 2020 which saw it less isolated and much more improved as a 'micronation' who actually had a government and laws.

Aniq operated Koldova from his bedroom and designated it as its de facto but not the official capital and claimed his parents' apartment then in Punggol as the de facto but not official territory of the nation, before moving to Richensland's present capital, Sjerelyslau in the second half of 2018, where his nation was based in.

Emytology and demonym

Koldova, as it might sound, was actually a name that was picked out randomly. It has no significant meaning and was intended to be the permanent name of the nation until 'Richensland' was suggested.

Upon the declaration of the first Richenslandic state, Richensland was chosen and adopted as the nation's official name as it sounded more official and actually has meaning. It came from two words of the english language (Rich and Land) and directly translated means, Land of the Rich. Since 'Richland' did not quite appeal much to Aniq, he added an 'ens' in between both words to make it more appealing and easier to ponounce.

Richensland has remained the nation's official name till the present day. 'Koldova', on the other hand' has been used as the nation's official name similar to how 'Burma' is used in Myanmar and 'Swaziland' in Eswatini.

When translated into other languages in full, only part of the official name "Republic of Richensland" is translated. This is to ensure simplicity and accuracy of the transition as longer translations tend to be less accurate.

A person from Richensland is called a 'Richenslandian' informally and 'Koldovian' formally.

Transition to Richensland

During the months leading to 13 August 2020, Aniq and Thanukshan stopped referring to the nation as 'Koldova', instead incouraging people to call it 'Richensland', in preparation to the date.

They then prepared necessary arrangements for a government framed after that of a unitary state with an absolute monarchy.

The Aniq administration

Kingdom of Richensland (August - November 2020)

Aniq's reign as the King of Richensland was short lived. His tenure was marked with isolationism and frequent regime changes. Wielding absolute powers, Aniq ruled as an autocrat.

During the entire existence of the kingdom, Aniq was the sole monarch of the nation and was overthrown on 3 November 2020 by his own prime minister in a friendly bloodless coup.

Aniq also served as prime minister twice during his reign, one for a day and one from 7 to 28 September 2020. It has been reported that nothing significant happened during his reign and his 2 time primership.

Though isolated, which meant they did not have any relations with any micronations, Aniq's reign is regarded as a peaceful period of the nation's existence and a source of nostalgia for a Richensland that was once so stable.

2020 Coup d'état

First and Second Richenslandic Republics

November 2020 to May 2021

May to October 2021

Most Serene Republic of Richensland
2020–2021
Flag
Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Motto
Consociati fideles perstemus
(English: United together let us remain steadfast)
Capital Sjerelyslau
Languages English, Afrikaans, and Dutch
Demonym Australisian
Government Unitary directorial republic under a one-party dictatorship (May-Aug 2021)

Unitary parliamentary republic under a one-party dictatorship (Aug-Sep 2021)

Unitary parliamentary republic (Sep 2021, Sep-Oct 2021)

Cycoldian involvement (Sep 2021)
Grand Duke
 •  (2020-2021) Daniel Hamilton
Margrave
 •  (2021) Patrick Kenny
Prime Minister
 •  2020 Jared B
 •  2020 Patrick Kenny
 •  2021 Cameron Koehler
 •  2021 Rory McPhail
 •  2021 Tucker Gladden
 •  2021 Isaiah David
History
 •  Founded as Commonwealth of Australis 8 April 2020
 •  Unified Royal States proclaimed 6 May 2021
 •  Duchy proclaimed 28 May 2021
 •  Succeeded by Swannia 8 September 2021
Government-in-exile

Aniq went into exile immediately following the Cycoldian occupation of his country on 22 October 2021. In exile, he established the Richenslandic government-in-exile, which continues to oppose the puppet government of Richensland that is supported by the Grand Republic of Cycoldia and Christina I of Cycoldia.

Out of the remnants, Aniq created the Richenslandic government-in-exile from leftover institutions of the previous Richenslandic government. He took with him, the nation's judicial system, heraldic agency, ministries but vacaned Parliament and abolished its armed forces, the Sigtaleegcn.

Also known as the Government of the Most Serene Republic of Richensland in exile or more officially the National Unity Government of the Most Serene Republic of Richensland in exile (abbreviated as RGiE), claims to be the legitimate government of the nation opposed to the current government of Richensland, which according to them is illegitimate.

Currently, about 9 micronations support the existence of the RGiE. Other micronations who do not support the RGiE's existence have claimed that the RGiE is biased and a 'terrorist organization'.

The RGiE maintains a Richenslandic Cyber Self-Defense Force, which it uses to launch attacks against its own enemies. On 22 November 2021, Aniq passed Proclamation 2021/2, which abolished the post of prime minister and handed the role of head of government to the president, thus granting Aniq more de jure constitutional power.

Premiership

1st and 2nd terms

3rd term

Cycoldian involvement
Dispute and end of leadership

Armed Forces

Sigtelageecn
Founded2020
Disbanded2021
Service branches Air Force
Land Forces
Navy
Terrorist Force
HeadquartersSjerelyslau
Leadership
Guardian LeaderAniq Sufyan
PresidentRifqi Hanif (last)
Minister of
State Security
Rifqi Hanif (last)
Manpower
ConscriptionNo
Expenditures
Budget0 Valoras
Percent of GDP0%

The Sigtelageecn was the defence forces of Richensland for the entirely of the first republic and the second republic, before being abolished on 22 October 2021 by the Government of the Most Serene Republic of Richensland in exile Act, 2021.

Consisting of three branches, the Air Force, Land Forces, Navy and the Terrorist force, its cyber branch. Headquatered in the capital, they have never engaged in an armed conlict. It was established in 2020 and was abolished, which was to avoid the Cycoldian Imperium from inheriting the Sigtelageecn.

Crisis, opposition and critics

Richenslandic Crisis

Richenslandic diplomatic crisis

Appointment of Tizian Aruna as alternate prime minister

On 6 September 2021, Aniq appointed fellow friend, Tizian Aruna as Richensland's inaugural alternate prime minister, a post similar to that of a deputy prime minister but one that outranks said office. Other than that, Aniq also made Tizian a member of parliament as well as a citizen and a member of his party, the Nationalists, later the Richenslandic Development Party.

In the micronational discord community, Tizian is notorious for his unjustifiable actions of raiding, spamming and nuking discord servers. This did not bother Aniq as doing the appointment as he need not care as much for Tizian's actions as he wanted to remain vague on the subject. It is also noted that Tizian had done a ton of good deeds towards the Richenslandic state, thus giving Aniq a reason for Tizian to be rewarded with such high office that at that time did not have much power, a practically useless post as it did not have any function. That was until after the 2021 Richenslandic general election, where a coalition was in power, for that was when the post actually had any significant role in government.

Soon after the Cycoldian takeover of the nation, Tizian left Richensland's discord server, most probably as a sign of protests and to also flee from anti-Almendrian nations, one of which is the Grand Republic of Cycoldia.

LGBT rights violations

Richensland LGBT flag. L ight G reen B lue T ael

LGBT is generally seen as a taboo by the Community of Free Richenslandians. Despite that, the LGBT community has been given full rights by the Richenslandic government-in-exile.

Category Richenslandic government-in-exile
Same-sex sexual activity Yes
Equal age of consent Yes
Anti-discrimination laws in employment Yes
Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas Yes
Hate crimes laws covering both sexual orientation and gender identity Yes
Anti-hate speech legislation Yes
Recognition of same-sex couples (e.g. civil unions) Yes (civil unions only)
Marriage Equality (e.g. Same sex marriage) X mark.png (Civil unions only)
Adoption by same-sex couples Yes (Adopted child must be willing to be having same-sex couples are parents)
Homosexuals allowed to serve openly in the military Yes
Transgender people allowed to serve openly in the military Yes
Right to change legal gender Yes (with surgery)
Access to in vitro fertilisation for lesbians Yes
Homosexuals allowed to donate blood Yes (must abstain from sex for at least 3 months before the date of donation)

Contemporary flags, symbols and insignia

See also