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Daniel-Land

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Daniel-Land
Daniel-Landia
Daniel-Landie
ダニエル·ランド
丹尼尔 - 土地

Dan confederal flag.png
Flag
Dan confederal arms.png
Coat of Arms

Motto
Peace and Freedom
Anthem
TBA
Map of Daniel-Land2.png
Map of the fictional claim of Daniel-Land
Spain near Portuguese border, part of Western Antarctica and fictional land
Capital city Dianberg
Official language(s) English, Dannish, Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Valencian, Portuguese and Japanese
Official religion(s) TBA
Demonym Daniel-Landic
Government Unitary semi-constitutional monarchy
- Dan Leader Daniel I
- Advisors of the Dan Council Vacant
Legislature Dan Council
- Type - Unicameral
- Number of seats - 1
Established August 9, 2011
Disestablished May 19, 2013 (as a micronation, nation currently undergoing restructure)
Population 1 (May 2013)
Currency Daniel-Landic Dollar
Time zone GMT+1 (winter)
GMT +2 (summer)
National sport Danball
National drink Orange juice
National animal Hedgehog

Official Website

Daniel-Land (French: Daniel-Landie or Terre Daniel; Spanish, Valencian, Portuguese and Dannish: Daniel-Landia; Japanese: ダニエル·ランド Danierulandu; Mandarin Chinese: 丹尼尔 - 土地 Dānní'ěr - tǔdì) is an unrecognised state which claims to be a sovereign state, but is more referred as a micronation by external observers. The nation declared independence from Spain on August 9, 2011. The nation claims a bedroom in a Spanish farm close to the Portuguese border, land in Western Antarctica, part of southern Finland and eastern part of Western Sahara. The nation borders Spain, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Finland, Niclogia and Westarctica. It also has a virtual fictional claim.

Daniel-Land is currently the only egostan micronation in the MicroWiki community and is probably the most developed egostan micronation in the world. The nation is seeking to get more citizens in the future.

Daniel-Land is a sixth-world micronation in the Tallini System and has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.636, the same HDI as Guyana in South America.

Contents

Etymology

The name "Daniel-Land" refers to the "Land of King (later Grand Executive and President) Daniel I" or simply the "Land of Daniel". The word "Daniel" comes from the Hebrew word Daniyyel (דָּנִיֵּאל) which means "God is my Judge", whereas "land" orginates from the Proto Indo-European word lend, a language of Prehistoric Eurasia.

On the other hand the word "Dan" is a short form for Daniel and it is common that most businesses and institutions in the Dan Confederation use the name Dan and the Dan symbol, the triangle (which refers to the Greek letter Delta [Δ] which is related to the Roman letter D) in a circle, the ruler's favourite shape.

History

Main Article: History of Daniel-Land

Danland

Danland was founded on August 9, 2011, as the Kingdom of Daniel-Land and went online on MicroWikia on August 12, 2011. The micronation began to have its first YouTube channel on August 14, 2011 following the launch of the DLBC. The first DLBC YouTube account (DLBC100) closed down on August 28, 2011. On September 7, 2011 Danland went into long inactivity, due to a conflict. They were two short-lived revivals after that date but they failed.

The micronation was reformed on December 26, 2011 when it became known as the Independent State of Daniel's Room (ISDR), before becoming the State of Dianberg on January 27, 2012 and the Kingdom of Danland on March 4, 2012.

On April 6, 2012 it became the United States of Daniel-Land (USDL), but on April 8, 2012 due to disagreements with other micronations, it reverted back to Kingdom of Danland, before changing again in April 2012. It reverted back again in May 2012.

Map of Danland, before Daneuropa was formed
However when it went back online, it wanted to expand its micronation and increase the population, as Danland only had one citizen. So this led Danland to first join Utopia on June 1, 2012, but sadly due to wanting to be independent, it left Utopia on June 15, 2012. It would then join the Empyre of Slin, where it would later split into the independent Democratic State of Daniel-Land and the Slin department of Danland (later East Danland).

However on August 6, 2012; Daniel-Land merged with Elefthfria and the Saxon Empire to form the Union of Daneuropa, which was later called the United Byzantine States. By the time it became part of the UBS, in order so that King Penda II could be happy, the physical territory needed spin-off from Daniel-Land and was renamed West Danland to distinguish it from its fictional parent.

On August 16, 2012 it forwarded a bid to the 2012 Micronational Olympic Games. But sadly on August 18, 2012 when Pierre d'Egtavie deleted the host bid article, Danland withdraw the bid and Danland's ruler vandalised MicroWiki.org.uk.

On September 8, 2012, the UBS was dissolved and West Danland joined the Saxon Empire for 4 days. Then on September 12, 2012 West and East Danland merged to form the Provisional Government of Danland, which by next month they rejoined the fictional nation of Daniel-Land, forming the micronation of Daniel-Land.

Dan Anatarctic Territory

The Dan Antarctic Territory was established as a 7th-world micronation or a fictional nation in February 2009. It was renamed 'Daniel-Landic Antartic Territory' around Summer 2009 or Spring 2010 and became a dependency of Daniel-Land. In late 2012 it became a micronational claim. In 2013 following the establishment of the Dan Confederation, it became a Dan dependency, reverting back to its old name, alongside the new name for a short time. April and May 2013 have seen more government reforms.

Restructuring and Contemporary era

In November 2012, Kirav B'bew resigned as Governor of Daniel-Land. On December 22, 2012 the Daniel-Landic Commonwealth was established. On December 28, 2012 Daniel-Land became a semi-presidential federative monarchy.

On January 8, 2013 it annexed Republic of Gamlas, and with it, it planned to join the Utopian Federation. However on January 11, 2013 it eventually became an observer state of that federation.

On Janaury 31, 2013 a synomos was proposed which would be made up of all nations from the king of Daniel-Land. However this went inactive on February 2, 2013. The previous day, the king of Daniel-Land's title was changed to the of Grand Executive.

On February 9, 2013 following disagreements from Emiel Hardy and Gunho Kim, it was announced that Daniel-Land would form a confederation or synomos and split the federative monarchy into two micronations in one synomos or confederation. Both nations would of had separate foreign relations. Both would of been ruled by the same Grand Executive, but the other nation would of had Nico Fors as its prime minister.

The planned two states were:

  • Federative Monarchy of Daniel-Land: Controls the fictional/virtual territories
  • People's Democratic Republic of Daniel-Land: Controls the physical territories

In the end, the alternative nation of the Danland-Gamlas Republic was formed and those proposed split nations were not needed.

On March 4, 2013 Daniel-Land became a presidential republic with Daniel as its president and Nico Fors as its vice-president. On March 9, 2013 the physical land of Daniel-Land split from the fictional territory of Daniel-Land and was renamed the Dan Confederation.

On March 29, 2013 the Dan Confederation reverted back to Daniel-Land. On May 19, 2013 Daniel-Land was renamed Danland.

Administrative divisions

The provinces of the virtual claim of Daniel-Land

Daniel-Land is divided into 21 states of which 20 are virtual and one is physical, which is Danland. The nation also has dependencies claiming physical land as well. Daniel-Land has 2 dependencies. As well the nation has 2 dominions. These dominions are independent states but ruled by the Dan leader.

Federated states

  • Calvos (virtual)
  • Capeville (virtual)
  • Cumberland (virtual)
  • Danland
  • Deijing (virtual)
  • Denshima (virtual)
  • Devington (virtual)
  • Humahahed (virtual)
  • Levington (virtual)
  • Liss State (virtual)
  • Midland (virtual)
  • Nouvelle Dijon (virtual)
  • Portomora (virtual)
  • Port William (virtual)
  • Quaker State (virtual)
  • Rutland (virtual)
  • St. Daniel (virtual)
  • St. John's Territory (virutal)
  • Santo Dolvario (virtual)
  • Televocada (virtual)

Dependencies

Realms or dominions of Daniel-Land

Government and Economy

Daniel-Land is a unitary semi-constitutional elective monarchy ruled by the Dan Leader. It adapts a Vatican-styled elective monarchy, Swiss-styled direct democracy, as well as adopting elements from North Korean and US styled government types. The current Dan Leader is Daniel I. Daniel-Land's legislature is within the central government. The throne is elected. Currently Daniel

Daniel-Land's government supports Liberalism and Libertarianism. People in Daniel-Land are allowed to either be communist, capitalist, socialist or any other type of economic system. The currency used in Daniel-Land is the Daniel-Landic Dollar (DL$).

$10 note

Demographics

Population

There are currently 6 citizens in Daniel-Land, as of April 2013. Daniel-Land had began with only 1 citizen. During the summer it had 2 citizens and by Novmeber 2012 it had 3. Since January 2013 it had 4. In April 2013 census recorded that the micronation had 3 citizens. Currently it has 1 citizen again.

Languages

The official languages are English, French, Spanish, Dannish, Valencian, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. English is the most common language in the government, with Spanish being a second language.

Culture

Daniel-Landic culture is inspired from culrure of the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's and early 2000's. It has culutres based on Britain, Asia, as well as some sport and music culture from Spain and music culuture from Sweden. Music genres popular in Danland include renaissance vocal music, 1970's, 1980's, 1990's and early 2000's pop and rock music, as well as some jazz and classic music. Daniel-Land also has television culture based on that of Britain.

Religion

The mascot of the Dan Confederation, the Dan robot

The main religion is Danielism, is which practised in the fictional land on Danus and in Danland. As well other religions can be accepted.

Media

The ruler has access to Spanish and British television and Spanish radio. The national TV networks are the Daniel-Landic Broadcasting Corporation (DLBC) and the Dan Television Network (DTN). There are no radio stations in the Daniel-Land, but they are plans to with the launch of DLBC Radio and Danradio.

Danlandics also have access to British newspapers, such as The Daily Mail, but Daniel-Land also has its own newspaper, Dan News.

Foreign Relations

Main article: Foreign relations of Daniel-Land

Daniel-Land has foreign relations with different micronations mostly from the MicroWikia community. Daniel-Land earliest ally was the Kingdom of Baconia (now United Provinces of America). Since then it has formed alliances with several other micronations, mainly on MicroWikia. Daniel-Land has close relationships with Spanionte, Hasanistan, the Kingdom of Aden, Agrikesh, Mouzilo, the Templar Kingdom and Niclogia.

Although in recent months it has plans to improve its relations with MicroWiki.org.uk nations.

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