Republic of Bokonton
| Republic of Bokonton |
Freedom, Peace, Friendship
|Great Britain |
|Government||Monarchy (de facto)|
Republic (de jure)
|Established||28 October 2007|
|National sport||Bob Shopping|
The Republic of Bokonton (formerly known as the Republic of Biokinton) was a territorial micronation located in the south west of England. Bokonton was founded on 28 October 2007 by its leader [Redacted], who remained its sole leader until the micronation's collapse.
Soon after founding, Bokonton's name was changed as the name "Biokinton" was resemblant of the Super Mario Land boss of the same name. The micronation was judged negatively due to this initial name, prevented from joining many intermicronational sites (such as the UMMAO) and due to micronational-peer pressure had to drop the name.
The Republic of Bokonton was founded on 28 October 2007 by [Redacted].
Government and politics
As the 'Republic' of Bokonton was only a de facto republic in its early founding days, confusion, embarrassment, and many misunderstandings resulted as it took on the characteristics of a monarchy despite remaining a de jure republic. In August 2009 Bokontonians began referring to it as a Kingdom, but have yet to officially instigate a name change.
Bokonton is a republic and although ruled by a monarch, operates in the way that the Monarch is a provisional ruler. If enough citizens form their own political party and announce their intention to have a democratic election, the current monarch will step down.
Bokonton as of its demise (May 2010) had control of 4 territories which currently have colonies of citizens residing there:
- Their Western Territory
- an Eastern territory
- and a Southern territory
These are the official territories of Bokonton, but citizens of Bokonton (who join through the micronation's website or by contacting the Foreign Affairs minister by e-mail, message-board etc.) are invited to declare a room, or indeed their entire house, to be an embassy for the country by taking a photograph displaying Bokonton's flag within their dwelling, a style made popular by such micronations as the Kingdom of Lovely and used by others such as the Slynky Empyre.
Bokonton invaded their Eastern territory in late 2008 and later annexed it. It peacefully occupied the Western Territory in January 2009. Bokonton employs a ParaTroop service, but this is used strictly for intelligence missions and the force only includes 2 Parachutes at present. Bokonton War Office
The Republic of Bokonton is allied with:
Bokonton is a member state of:
Bokonton uses Moolah (pronounced MOO-Lah), the Bokonton Dollar, which is traded inside the nation and is equivalent to 1.5 GBP and 2.14 USD. It plans to issue stamps and coins/notes. It also uses the Zii ( pronouced ZEE), the Bokonton Penny. There are 100 Zii to the Moolah. The plural form of a Zii is two Zii.
Bokonton currently circulates the Moolah and the British pound sterling (£), but hopes to become financially independent soon, with the GBP being gradually phased out of Bokonton. It was announced in April 2009 that Bokonton was finalising details for the design of a Ten Moolah note with a banknote artist.