Kingdom of William Ranger
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| Kingdom of William Ranger |
Kerajaan William Ranger
"Tanah susu dan madu" (Indonesian)
(Indonesian: Land with milk and honey)
God Save the King
Location of William Ranger in 2013
|Capital city||United Mutiara|
|Official religion(s)||None (secular)|
|Short name||William Ranger|
|Government||Unitary absolute monarchy|
|Established||30 March 2012|
|Disestablished||2 April 2013|
|Currency||Rupeeyah (proposed; de jure) |
Indonesian rupiah (de facto)
|Time zone||UTC +7|
|National sport||Association football|
William Ranger, officially the Kingdom of William Ranger or William Ranger Kingdom (Indonesian: Kerajaan William Ranger), was a micronation in Indonesia that existed from 30 March 2012 to 2 April 2013. It was the de jure successor of the Federal Republic of Santos. William Ranger is an absolute monarchy with slight republican influence. The territory of William Ranger consists of three landlocked area located in Java Island and two fictional territories. United Mutiara is the capital city and seat of government of William Ranger.
William Ranger was originally a micronation named Santos. Santos was founded in June 2011 by William Timothy, who was also the President of the micronation. Several months later, Santos was embargoed by Los Bay Petros and Indokistan. This caused the Santosian government to become inactive and ultimately dissolved.
On 30 March 2012, William Timothy, the former President of Santos, announced that Santos was succeeded by a kingdom named William Ranger. He also declared himself as the King of the new micronation. The micronation later decided that United Mutiara (also formerly known as M1) was the capital of William Ranger. In early 2013, the government of William Ranger started to become inactive. King William, who disinterested with William Ranger, declared the dissolution of William Ranger on 2 April 2013, three days after the first anniversary of the foundation of William Ranger. After a short period of interregnum, William Ranger was succeeded by the Republic of New Santos.
Government and politics
William Ranger is an absolute monarchy where the power of the monarch is absolute. Despite William Ranger declared itself as an absolute monarchy, William Ranger had a slight republican influence due in fact the monarch is elected by the people every three years, which actually never happened due to William Ranger's dissolution.
Administratively, William Ranger consisted of three administrative states, which is subdivided into several cities. At the time of the establishment, William Ranger annexed almost all territories that previously claimed by former Federal Republic of Santos. Upon the time of dissolution, William Ranger were divided into six administrative states, two of them are fictional.
|Mutiara||30 March 2012||2 April 2013||United Mutiara||Formerly known as 5A Protectorate|
|Pasia||30 March 2012||2 April 2013||Memorial City||Formerly known as Santosia|
|North Blastnya||9 April 2012||2 April 2013||William Plaza||Initially known as Blastnya until February 2013, before divided into North Blastnya and South Blastnya|
|Armilandia||2012||June 2013||Armilandia||Formerly known as Williamland|
|Aurelia||2012||2 April 2013||Griswall||Fictional, based on the country of the same name in Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception|
|South Blastnya||3 February 2013||2 April 2013||Great South Blastnya||Result of division of Blastnya|
Despite being a micronation in Indonesia, William Ranger had never been a member of the Association of Indonesian Micronations (AIM) due to hostile relations between William Ranger and Los Bay Petros, one of founding member states of the Association of Indonesian Micronations.