State of Hokoria

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State of Hokoria
Micronation

Flag of the State of Hokoria (December 2023)
Flag

A map of the territory of the State of Hokoria

Status Active
Location A lake within Yeadon, West Yorkshire
Capital Kojima Island
53.868833, -1.674802
Largest Mizumi
Official languages English
Demonym(s) Hokorian
Organizational structure Benevolent dictatorship
• Head of State
Aaron Ross
Legislature Council of Representatives
State Council
Independence from the United Kingdom
• Foundation
11th March 2023
• Independence
31st March 2023
• Succession of Aaron Ross
15th September 2023

Population
• 2023 population
30
• 2023 census
20
Membership 71
Purported currency Euro (EUR)
Time zone UTC0
• Summer (DST)
UTC0
Daylight Saving Time is not used.
Date format dd-mm-yyyy
Driving side left

The State of Hokoria, known more commonly as Hokoria, is a micronation located within Yeadon, a town in West Yorkshire, England[1]. The state was founded on the 11th March 2023[1] and is not officially recognised by any sovereign states.

Etymology

The name of the State of Hokoria originates from the Japanese word for pride, hokori a. This is a direct link to Founder, Willow Cizdeizd I's ambitions to "create a Hokoria we can all be proud of". The "State of" classification allows differentiation between the State of Hokoria's predecessor, Old Hokoria. Old Hokoria was formerly known as 'Hokoria'.

History

February 2023 - March 2023

Following Willow Cizdeizd I's proclamation of Old Hokoria's dissolution on the 14th February 2023 for mental health reasons, the Secret Monarchist State of Hokoria was founded.

The Secret Monarchist State of Hokoria was a closed micronation that was founded in order to have freedom from external interference. Following a period of inactivity, the State of Hokoria was founded to succeed ‘’’Secret Hokoria’’’.

March 2023

The State of Hokoria was founded on the 11th March 2023 by Founder, Willow Cizdeizd I as a benevolent dictatorship. Following it's foundation, the Central Government of Hokoria was founded to be the public governing body that oversees the State of Hokoria.

April 2023

April Fool's Day

On the 1st April 2023, the Office of the Head of State released a YouTube video titled "Disollution of Hokoria" where Founder, Willow Cizdeizd I can be heard to claim that Hokoria has surrendered to the Tsardom of Som[2].

The Central Government of Hokoria had previously claimed that operatives from the Tsardom of Som were attempting to spy on the State of Hokoria and cause disruption to it's 'WeAreHokoria' Discord community.

Dogfish Conflict

On 5 April 2023 the Tsardom of Som attacked a state with close relations to the State of Hokoria[3]. The Kingdom of Westspillen's Discord server was attacked "for it's relations to Hokoria" according to the raiders.

The Office of the Head of State (of Hokoria) released the following statement in response:

Today, a new ally of the State of Hokoria has been attacked. We stand closely with our allies in the Kingdom of Westspillen. It is important that in times like this when outside forces are attempting to tear us apart, that we do the opposite. This has only made Hokoria's relations closer and stronger.

It also declared the Tsardom of Som as an 'anti-Hokorian group' rather than a state[4].

Following a number of attacks and attempted attacks on other states with relations of the State of Hokoria, the State of Hokoria introduced the 'hokgov' service that acted as a vetting security system for the Discord servers of at-risk states. It was later discovered that the Kingdom of Westspillen had pre-existing relations to Som[5], which the leader has denied.

The Tsardom of Som officially withdrew from the conflict on 16th April 2023, declaring Hokoria as an extremist and terrorist organizations[6]. The Central Government of Hokoria had called for a withdrawal since the 8th April 2023. Operatives of Som later claimed that the conflict is the result of Hokoria's LGBTQ+ community.

New Head of State

On the 8th September 2023, Willow Cizdeizd I resigned from their position citing not having time to remain in the Office of the Head of State.[7] Days later on the 15th September 2023, Aaron Ross was appointed as Hokoria's new Head of State.[8]

New representative system

On the 14th December 2023, the Central Government of Hokoria announced a new representative system known as the Council of Representatives. The legislative and representative council replaces the former Hokorian Council.

Government and politics

Central Government

The Royal Government of Hokoria is the main governing body in the State of Hokoria, consisting of many branches that are each managed by an official. The three main positions within the Central Government of Hokoria are the Head of State, Chancellor and Central Government Branch Officers (sometimes informally referred to as Directors). The Central Government of Hokoria is split into branches which each handle different operations and services. Branches are often maintained when they are in-demand, meaning that branches can be left unmaintained for a long period of time, although there is no official process for shutting down a branch.

The current branches of government are the Office of the Head of State, Department of Interior Affairs and the Department of Exterior Affairs.[9]

Foreign Relations

Diplomatic operations are overseen by the Department of Exterior Affairs [10]. The State of Hokoria participates in formalised foreign relations with 8 states, whilst recognising a total of 73 micronations including all member states of the Grand Unified Micronational, all member states and provisional member states of the Cupertino Alliance, all members of the Global Oceanic Cooperation Organization and 17 other states.[11].