Whatopia

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Republic of Whatopia
Flag of Whatopia.svg
Flag
Seal of Whatopia.svg
Seal

Motto
"Ecausebay eway ancay"
Location of Whatopia Europe.svg

Short nameWhatopia
DemonymWhatopian
GovernmentRepublic
- PresidentDerek Montes Baffier
Established12 January 2020
Area claimed6 meters2
Population6
CurrencyEuro
Time zoneUTC+2 (CEST)
National sportWhataball
National animalFlying fish

Whatopia, officially the Republic of Whatopia, is a European micronation landlocked withing the capital city of Italy, Rome. Founded by Derek Montes Baffier, Charlie Hunt, Oscar, and Rusty on 12 January 2020. It's the only official claimed territory is in Rome, but with more coming soon as Baffier is still working on the expansion of Whatopia.

History

Revolution Era

Pre-independence

9 January

At a school in Rome, Italy, a group of 6 kids in 7th grade were approached at lunchtime by a teacher telling them to move to a table at the other side of the lunchroom the next day.[1] The teacher left and 4 out of the 6 kids started to argue over the circumstances of them moving and ultimately decided on not moving and they started to hatch a plan. Hunt made the plan and here's how it was going to work: Instead of everyone going directly to their destined lunch table, they were going to head straight to their old one and sit there. When the teachers would approach them and ask them to move, everyone would stare at the teacher quietly without emotion. When Huntb made the signal, making an "eh" sound, everyone would go back to eating quietly. Everyone was pleased that it would confuse and anger the teachers while still not moving. Baffier, still being fearful that the plan wouldn't work, wrote a deed just as an extra precaution.[2]

10 January

At lunchtime, everyone filed into the lunchroom with the 4 in front to make sure that the people moving to their table didn't get their first as that would break their plan. They all arrived on time. The teacher walks up to them and the plan never gets executed due to an unknown reason. Baffier knowing he had the deed he wrote, handed it over to the teacher who reads in and tells them that they could stay there for that week, but after that, they had to move. Everyone was relieved until Baffier realized and told them that it was a Friday, which meant that the week was just for that day and realized that he put someone's name who didn't want to be a part of Whatopia at the time, thus making the deed invalid.[3] The group left the day clueless about what to do that day. Later that day, Whatopia's flag, officially New Star (Battle Star for the Battle Flag), was created, with a current new, slightly altered flag.[4]

12 January

At home, Baffier made the deed which would officially mark when Whatopia was founded. The deed had no mistakes and was ready to prove Whatopia's existence. Baffier also made mini flags that they could wave to show their support for Whatopia and the name of the micronation, Whatopia.[5]

Post-independence

13 January

At lunchtime, they repeated the process and all arrived on time. When the teacher approached them, Baffier gave them the newly made deed as everyone else waved the flag, Baffier soon followed. The teachers reportedly laughed with each other and no-one was interrupted that day.[6]

14-15 January

Someone from the group of 6 joined the 4 in their fight for Whatopia around this time, making only 1 person out of 6 to not join. Baffier and Hunt went to the principal of middle school and handed in a contract that both the Whatopian party and the teacher party would sign to allow for peace for both. The principle said that "he would think about it", and a couple of days later when the two went to confront the principal again, the principal said that it was shredded.[7]

The email sent by someone telling the future President of Whatopia that they were forced to move tables, starting the Whatopian Revolutionary Cold War (with censored private information).
16 January

Baffier fell sick that day from a stomach ache and a high fever, therefore unable to show up at school.[8] At 2:17 PM, Baffier received an email from the person who was not willing to join Whatopia that everyone had to move table due to one of the teachers getting really angry at them.[9] Baffier declared war on the teachers, becoming Whatopia's first war.

17-24 January

The war, cold war to be specific, lasted 6 days (excluding weekends) and within that period, the last person of the group of 6, joined Whatopia. Baffier was elected President on 24 January.[10]

1 February

Baffier opened a subreddit for Whatopian citizens on Reddit.[11]

Discord Era

On 8 March 2020, following the coronavirus leading schools to be closed, Baffier made a Discord server for Whatopian citizens to join. Much has happened during the continuing era; relations with Gardenia,[12] national animal,[13] jobs,[14] court system,[15] official Scratch game,[16][17] provinces,[18] flag change,[19] and Presedential election.[20] Many more things have happened withtin the Discord server, but have yet to be announced publicly. On 4 June, 2020, Greater Ostsun broke off from Whatopia after previously being an eGaming hub for Whatopain citizens. The Great Leader of Ostsun and the President of Whatopia have made a partial truce with eachother on 7 June stating that they will not declare war on eachother and will remain allies, but that war is still a possibility, although unlikely.

References

  1. Montes Baffier, Derek (1 February 2020). "The History of Whatopia". Reddit. Retrieved 28 July 2020. ...all of a sudden we are told that we have to move to not another half, not another table, but another group!! We had to move to the left group...
  2. Montes Baffier, Derek (1 February 2020). "The History of Whatopia". Reddit. Retrieved 28 July 2020. ...when I got home I made a deed...
  3. Montes Baffier, Derek (1 February 2020). "The History of Whatopia". Reddit. Retrieved 28 July 2020. We sat at our usual spots and when the teacher approached us, I handed them the deed, they laughed a bit and then said: "This will not be available next week" (it's Friday by the way).
  4. Montes Baffier, Derek (1 February 2020). "The History of Whatopia". Reddit. Retrieved 28 July 2020. I went home and decided to make ourselves a flag that was recognizable and unique.
  5. Montes Baffier, Derek (1 February 2020). "The History of Whatopia". Reddit. Retrieved 28 July 2020. ...so I made mini flags for all of them (4 including me). I knew we had to have a country name, so I made up Whatopia (which is still the country's* present name).
  6. Montes Baffier, Derek (1 February 2020). "The History of Whatopia". Reddit. Retrieved 28 July 2020. On Monday the teachers saw us, waving our flags...the teachers didn't force us to move...
  7. Montes Baffier, Derek (1 February 2020). "The History of Whatopia". Reddit. Retrieved 28 July 2020. I and a friend of mine proclaimed ourselves representatives of our country and went to the principal of middle school to sign the deed, long story short he shredded the deed.
  8. Montes Baffier, Derek (1 February 2020). "The History of Whatopia". Reddit. Retrieved 28 July 2020. On Thursday I got sick...
  9. Montes Baffier, Derek (1 February 2020). "The History of Whatopia". Reddit. Retrieved 28 July 2020. ...while I was surfing through Reddit I went on my school email and found out that the teachers forced my friends to move, and they obliged.
  10. Montes Baffier, Derek (1 February 2020). "The History of Whatopia". Reddit. Retrieved 28 July 2020. During the 4-day (Friday to Wednesday) preparation period, we elected a president (me)...
  11. https://www.reddit.com/r/Whatopia/
  12. Mintah-Grant, Solomon (April 2020). "Gardenia". Reddit. Retrieved 29 July 2020. Hello, this is the current president of the Republic of Gardenia. I am talking to propose an alliance.
  13. Montes Baffier, Derek (April 2020). "National Animal". Reddit. Retrieved 29 July 2020. ...we still don't have a national animal yet. So please put some suggestions in the comments...
  14. Montes Baffier, Derek (April 2020). "Jobs". Reddit. Retrieved 29 July 2020. ...jobs could help stabilize Whatopia...
  15. Montes Baffier, Derek (May 2020). "Suing". Reddit. Retrieved 29 July 2020. Now you can sue people for any rule that they broke that was stated by Whatopia.
  16. Montes Baffier, Derek (May 2020). "Scratch!". Reddit. Retrieved 29 July 2020. The other officials and I have launched the first version of the Whatopia storyline game on Scratch!
  17. Montes Baffier, Derek; Hunt, Charlie (29 April 2020). "Whatopia". Scratch. Retrieved 29 July 2020. Welcome to the official Whatopia Scratch!
  18. Montes Baffier, Derek (May 2020). "Rome District". Reddit. Retrieved 29 July 2020. Every district needs a unique name, so I'm commencing these posts every day until every district has it's own unique name...
  19. Montes Baffier, Derek (28 July 2020). "New Flag". Reddit. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  20. Montes Baffier, Derek (May 2020). "Presedential Election". Reddit. Retrieved 29 July 2020. We will be having our presidential election soon...