2008 in the MicroWiki community
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|List of years in the MicroWiki community:|
|2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010|
|History of the MicroWiki community|
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|2008 in the MicroWiki community|
Logo of MicroWiki, adopted in mid-2008
|Foundation Era: Tallini (since November 2006) • Foreshadowing (4 October)|
|Kaznian Revolution • 2008 Micronational Games • CUNT splinter • Hontui Premier League|
|Countries United in National Trade • Hontui Islands in Peace|
|Stigistan • Danburnia • Cheslovian Federation • Tozland • Scientopia|
|Joe Foxon • Daniel Blackburn • Cesidio Tallini|
2008 (MMVIII)[a] was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2008th year[b] of the anno Domini (AD) and Common Era (CE) designations, the 8th year of the 3rd millennium and 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2000s decade.
Marking three years since MicroWiki's foundation, the year spanned two periods in the history of the MicroWiki community, both in the "Foundation Era": "Tallini" (November 2006–early October 2008) and "Foreshadowing" (early October 2008–29 January 2009). 2008, alongside 2009, is considered an historically significant year in MicroWiki's history, categorised for its arrival of several micronationalists and micronations that would eventually pioneer large developments in the community, which would prove influential even over a decade later.
Cesidio Tallini, who dominated 2007, saw his influence vastly decline starting in February, during which newer arrivals, such as Joe Foxon, King of Stigistan, and Daniel Blackburn, President of Danburnia – both members of the regional Hontui Sector – among others, rose forward to the leadership of the community between September and October. Foxon would go on to found the Countries United in National Trade, a predecessor to the Grand Unified Micronational, on 18 October, which quickly gained several member states and became the leading intermicronational organisation for the remainder of the year. Meanwhile, MicroWiki grew to nearly 1,500 articles by the end of the year.
Politics, diplomacy and conflict
The Countries United in National Trade (CUNT) was founded on 18 October by the Kingdom of Stigistan, and quickly gained several member states. It remained the leading intermicronational organisation in the community for the remainder of the year, despite being challenged by a breakaway organisation, the Hontui Islands in Peace (HIP). The HIP was founded as a breakaway organisation on 29 November after Danburnia and Jonnyland left the CUNT in protest after Daniel Blackburn, President of Danburnia, vandalised the MicroWiki article for Stigistan after a personal dispute with the King of Stigistan, Joe Foxon. Despite bitter relations, the two organisations appear to have been at peace by mid-December. In Kaznia, the Kaznian Revolution occurred on 20 July, and Kaznia later reformed into the Cheslovian Federation on 1 November. Elsewhere, Scientopia was established on 17 September, the Republic of Petorio on 26 September, and the Federal Republic of St.Charlie on 23 November as the successor to the Kingdom of St.Charlie, after the November Revolution led by Alexander Reinhardt. The regional Hontui Sector consisted of Stigistan, Danburnia, Jonnyland and other micronations.
MicroWiki adopted its first logo in mid-2008, and reached 1,500 articles by the end of the year.
Sports was a vital focus of the Hontui Sector. Sporting events that took place in 2008 include the digital Micronational Games and the physical Hontui Premier League, a football tournament.
For the first time, the MicroWiki community saw journalistic publications in 2008, prominently including: The Stigistan Times and Danburnian Article.
Notable micronationalists in the MicroWiki community in 2008 included:
|Name / born||Image||Micronation||Role||Span of influence|
(10 May 1962)
|Independent Long Island||Head of The Tallini Family and Independent Long Island; creator of the Fifth World Council; MicroWiki editor||November 2006–15 October 2008|
(31 March 1994)
|Stigistan||King of Stigistan; founder of the Countries United in National Trade||October 2008–March 2009|
(12 April 1994)
|Leader of Danburnia; Stigistani politician||October 2008–January 2009(?)|
Notable micronations in the MicroWiki community in 2008 included:
|Micronation||Flag||Foundation||Span of influence|
|Stigistan||17 October 2008||18 October 2008–c. mid-2009|
|Danburnia||8 November 2008||November 2008–c. January 2009|
|Cheslovian Federation (formerly Principality of Kaznia)|
|Jonnyland||c. 13 November 2008|
|Tozland (formerly Land of Toz Boz)||17 November 2008||November 2008–c. January 2009|
- List of years in the MicroWiki community
- 2008 (general year article)
- 2007 – the preceding year
- 2009 – the succeeding year
- History of the MicroWiki community
- History of MicroWiki (website)
- ↑ Abbreviated
mw.4in the history of MicroWiki.
- ↑ There is no year 0 in this numbering scheme.
- ↑ Grumel, V. (1958) "La chronologie". Presses universitaires de France. Paris. p. 30. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Skye, 2020. p. 10
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Skye, 2020. p. 11
- ↑ "Land of Toz Boz ejected from CUNT", 28 November 2008. The Stigistan Times – via MicroCommons.
- ↑ "Wikia page vandalised", 29 November 2008. The Stigistan Times – via MicroCommons.
- ↑ "CUNT Update", 30 November 2008. The Stigistan Times – via MicroCommons.
- ↑ Skye, 2020. p. 11–12.
- ↑ "Hontui Premier League opening day", 22 December 2008. The Stigistan Times – via MicroCommons.
- ↑ "Land of Toz Boz changes name", 19 December 2008. The Stigistan Times – via MicroCommons.
- Skye, Zabëlle (29 December 2020) "On the Early History of MicroWiki: Influential Micronations and Micronationalists". Indie Books!.