State of Hokoria
State of HokoriaMicronation
|Location||A lake within West Yorkshire|
|Official languages||English, Pig Latin, Scots|
|Recognised national languages||Italian, French|
|Organizational structure||Benevolent dictatorship|
• Head of State
|Willow Dziedzic I|
|Independence from the United Kingdom|
|11 March 2023|
|31 March 2023|
• 2023 population
• 2023 census
|Purported currency||Hokorian Mikomi (HKM)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (HLT)|
• Summer (DST)
|Daylight Saving Time is not used.|
|Date format||- -|
The State of Hokoria (Pig latin: Tatesay ofay Okoriahay, Scots: State o’ Hokoria), known more commonly as Hokoria, is a micronation located within West Yorkshire, England. The state was founded on 11 March 2023 and is not officially recognised by any sovereign states.
The name of the State of Hokoria originates from the Japanese word for pride, hokori a. This is a direct link to Founder, Willow Dziedzic 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'.
February 2023 - March 2023
Following Willow Dziedzic I's proclamation of Old Hokoria's dissolution on 14 February 2023 for mental health reasons, the Secret Monarchist State of Hokoria was founded.
Secret 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.
The State of Hokoria was founded on 11 March 2023 by Founder, Willow Dziedzic 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 Fool's Day
On 1 April 2023, the Office of the Head of State released a YouTube video titled "Disollution of Hokoria" where Founder, Willow Dziedzic I can be heard to claim that Hokoria has surrendered to the Tsardom of Som.
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.
On 5 April 2023 the Tsardom of Som attacked a state with close relations to the State of Hokoria. 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-Hokoria group' rather than a state.
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 Bog Soma, which the leader has denied.
The Tsardom of Som officially withdrew from the conflict on 16 April 2023, declaring Hokoria as an extremist and terrorist organizations. The Central Government of Hokoria had called for a withdrawal since 8 April 2023. Operatives of Bog Soma have since claimed that the conflict is the result of Hokoria's LGBTQ+ community.
Government and politics
The Central Government of Hokoria is the main governing body of the State of Hokoria. It consists of 5 branches that are each managed by the Head of State, the Chancellor, a Branch Officer or a Director. The branches of the Central Government of Hokoria are the Office of the Head of State, the Office of the Chancellor, Department of the Interior, Department of Culture and the Office of National Security. Overall, it governs the entirety of the State of Hokoria at a national and regional level.
Diplomatic operations are overseen by the Office of the Head of State. The State of Hokoria participates in formalised foreign relations with 3 other states, whilst recognising a total of 51 micronations including all member states of the Grand Unified Micronational and 12 others.
- 'About' page of the Central Government of Hokoria's official website
- YouTube video titled "Dissolution of Hokoria" uploaded on 31 March 2023
- Office of the Head of State report regarding the Dogfish Conflict
- Office of the Head of State statement regarding Bog Soma, 10 April 2023
- Report regarding the Kingdom of Westspillen, 7 April 2023
- Screenshot of withdrawal message from the Tsar of Som
- 'Government' page of the Central Government of Hokoria's official website
- Foreign operations takeover post, 29 April 2023
- State of Hokoria's 'Order of State Recognition'