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The Monarchical Democracy of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
| The Monarchical Democracy of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch |
We know more about the surface of the moon than the bottom of the ocean
|Great Pacific Garbage Patch Red shows the most densest areas of garbage. The lighter the blue, the less garbage. |
|Official language(s)||English, Pacific Patch Creole|
|Official religion(s)||Religious freedom|
|Short name||Pacific Patch, Patch|
|Demonym||Pacific Patchian, Patchian, Pacifican|
|Established||7 May 2019|
|Disestablished||1 June 2019|
|Area claimed||617,000 mi²|
|Population||1 (as of establishment)|
The Monarchical Democracy of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (commonly known as Pacific Patch or, more simply, Patch) was a micronation that claimed every piece of garbage above sea level in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This included any bit of surface that was above the ocean surface. For example, a fishing net that is partially submerged is only partially owned by Pacific Patch; namely, the part of the net that is above the water.
The nation was brought to light when JJ Maxwell thought of claiming a micronation in the garbage patch, and at the Kick 'em Jenny volcano. He also referred to a infographic that claimed that with the money pledged to the Notre Dame cathedral fire in Paris was enough to clean up the majority of the world's oceans.
Patch was dissolved on 1 June 2019. It is one of the four nations that created the Empire of Qoí.
The nation was founded with the goals to:
a) create a land form from the items in the patch.
b) promote the clean up of Earth's oceans of plastic.
c) create awareness about the global plastic waste problem.
d) protect the seas to help advance oceanographacial science.