and largest city
|Government||Parliamentary absolute monarchy|
|Independence from the United States|
• Republic of Hickersonia founded
|4 May 2015|
• Kingdom of Hickersonia founded
|1 February 2017|
• Second Hickersonian Republic
|3 November 2017|
• Hickersonian Kaiserreich founded
|3 December 2018|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST-4)|
• Summer (DST)
The Hickersonian Kaiserreich, commonly known as Hickersonia, is a micronation located in the city of Perrysburg, Ohio, that was established on 3 December 2018. It is led by Lord Brayden Michael Hickerson I, who serves as its Kaiser.
Republic of Hickersonia
Initially developed as a publicity stunt, Hickersonia quickly gained popularity. It was first established as the "Republic of Hickersonia" and declared independence from the United States of America on 4 May 2015. The population peaked at a total of 34, although with a large number (around 80) unofficial citizens. Due to its high population, a national newspaper was created, known as Hickersonia News. It was a dictatorship led by President Hickerson, and lasted until 28 May 2016.
Kingdom of Hickersonia
After the dissolution of the first republic, Hickersonia was revived as an elective monarchy on 1 February 2017 as the "Kingdom of Hickersonia". It was at this stage of Hickersonia's existence that the idea of micronations began to spread, giving rise to several revolts, only two of which being successful. One revolt created an alliance, and the other creating a territory that would later be vassalized. The population this time reached only 25 official citizens. Although it was short lived and had a lower population, the Kingdom would oversee many improvements to the government, such as the foundation of borders, a military, diplomatic relations, a clearly defined hierarchy of power, laws, and a national forum for discussion. After losing public support, it dissolved sometime in May 2017.
Second Hickersonian Republic
After seeing the rise of other new micronations, Hickersonia was once again revived, and became known as "the Second Hickersonian Republic on 3 November 2017. The new government was still being organized (and even had a new flag), and President Brayden was once again in power. It gained minimal traction with the public and was lost to history.
With questions of "Where did Hickersonia go?", Brayden decided to resurrect Hickersonia for the fourth time. With a new flag and the will of Hickersonian sympathizers, the Hickersonian Kaiserreich was established on 3 December 2018. Under the threat of rebellion, the newly proclaimed Kaiser decided to create the Democratic Committee (later changed to "Parliament") of Hickersonia, with a multi-partisan composition to keep the legislature democratic.
On 5 February 2020, Kaiser Hickerson issued a decree allowing for the use of noble titles among those who had distinguished themselves in service of Hickersonia or the Kaiser (issued usually for extraordinary military service or doing a great deed for the Kaiser). They are, from smallest to greatest, as follows: Baron, Count, Earl, Margrave, Duke, and Prince, and are earned after careful deliberation by the Kaiser or Parliament. The titles carry no official authority, but make oneself a popular figurehead, be it a Barony, County, Earldom, March, Dukedom, or adoption into the royal family.
The flag of Hickersonia consists of a yellow field, representing the agriculture of the area. It is outlined by two thin horizontal Prussian blue stripes, representing Lake Erie and the Maumee River. The Prussian blue stripes are further outlined by two equal height horizontal black stripes. On the left side of the yellow field is a black laurel, surrounding a white shield with a black outline. The shield is adorned with an eagle, representing the kaiser, and his role in safeguarding the continued existence of the nation. Above the shield is a Prussian blue 5-pointed star, representing the course Hickersonia must take, in it being both symbolic of the North Star, and the parliament, with each point being one of the 5 parties that must cooperate to keep Hickersonia steady.
The current flag is the 5th iteration in Hickersonia's history, previous designs being:
- Republic - a vertical blue-green-blue bicolor, in a 1:3 ratio
- Kingdom - the flag of the republic, but with brighter blue and brighter green, also adorned by an eagle in the center
- 2nd Republic - a modified version of the flag of Prussia; the white background replaced with blue, and the black stripes replaced with green, the Prussian eagle is replaced with a simplified German Imperial eagle, and a Google translated "De Publica Secundi Hickersonian" written next to it.
Government and politics
The Kaiser of Hickersonia exercises the power of an absolute monarch. However, he allows the Hickersonian Parliament to make decisions regarding Hickersonia and its denizens. As such, he fills a ceremonial role despite his ability to act as the entire government. The first and incumbent Kaiser is Lord Kaiser Hickerson I.
The Chancellor is appointed by the Kaiser as his right-hand man. They are regent for the Kaiser if the Kaiser is unable to fulfill his imperial duties. The Chancellor is the speaker of the Parliament, and oversees the various ministers of state. The Chancellor may be removed from office by the Kaiser or by a 4/5 vote from Parliament. The incumbent Chancellor is Lord Chancellor Momberg.
Parliament and political parties
The Parliament is where the voting on laws regarding Hickersonia are voted upon. Members may put forth proposals, the members will discuss it, and the Chancellor will choose whether or not to bring it to the floor. If it is, it will be voted upon. A member of Parliament may be removed by losing their election, being voted out by Parliament unanimously, or by personal removal by the Kaiser. If a Member of Parliament does not wish to become part of one of the 5 parties, they may run for office as an independent candidate. Due to there being 5 different main parties - one for each quadrant on the political compass, as well as one party for centrists - it is difficult for one party to claim a clear majority, and as such they must find common ground to form coalitions with one another. Said parties are as follows:
- Patrioten der Krone, a authoritarian-right crown-loyalist party led by Oberreichsmeister Daniel;
- Minjou Party of Hickersonia, a libertarian-left party based around the leadership of the Hickersonian political figure Minseok;
- Centrist Party of Hickersonia, a centrist party led by Oberreichsmeister Gavin;
- Authoritarian-Democratic Party of Hickersonia, a authoritarian-left party, led by Herr Naqvi;
- an unnamed party, indented to be for the libertarian-right quadrant of the political compass.
There is also the option for members of Parliament to run as independents if their views do not fit any of the 5 parties above.
The Hickersonian Armed Forces (HAF) were officially established on 29 January 2020 by Major General Lord Pesic, who at the time held the rank of Major. It was outlined by Lord Kaiser Hickerson I, and filled in with Lord Pesic's military experience in the United Kingdom's Royal Marines Cadets.
The HAF is divided into the Army (HKA), Navy (HKN) and Marine Corps (HKM), in addition to the Military Police (HKMP) and the Royal Legion.
The HKA is the main military body of Hickersonia, and are tasked with defending Hickersonia's borders. They are headed by the OberKommandant der Wehrmacht.
The HKN is tasked with keeping the waters of Hickersonia secure, as well as patrolling international waters. They are headed by the First Sea Lord.
Hickersonian Marine Corps
The HKM occupy Hickersonian military outposts, keep international peace, and work in conjunction with the Army and Navy. They are headed by the Kommandant of the Marine Corps.
Hickersonian Military Police (HKMP)
The HKMP are assigned to keeping law and order within the Hickersonian Armed Forces under the authority of the Chancellor; however, they are used more often by the current Head of the Military.
Referred to as the "Iron Legion", the Imperial Guard is the personal legion of the Kaiser, made of veteran soldiers from the main armed forces who have shown valor in their service. Selected Legionnaires are given special forces training, and are tasked with protecting the Kaiser. It is worth noting that the legion has a company of Royal Hussars, trained in the use of cavalry.