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We’ve compiled a list of the top ten questions asked by aspiring citizens.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gapla?

Gapla, officially the Federated States of Gapla, is a country founded on 28 February 2019 by Wyatt Seungri Baek. We have declared independence from the United States (you can read why below). Because Gapla declared independence from the United States, the host country is the United States.

Is Gapla a real country?

Yes. We meet all the criteria for statehood by the Montevideo Convention, and we control our territory and are able enforce laws on it. Therefore, Gapla is a country: a group of people with land and power to enforce laws.

How many citizens does Gapla have?

We have a little over 250 confirmed citizens. We’re hoping to reach 300 soon! Help us by applying for citizenship!

How did Gapla get land?

There are two ways we acquire land. The first being the donations of citizens’ houses that agree with us (they control their houses as territory), and the second being rural land.

The second is a little more complicated.

We have acquired the land where we claimed the portion of the land that the United States was not using, and we sent them a notification that we would like the land for Gapla, and they have responded positively.

Who founded Gapla?

Gapla was founded by Wyatt Seungri Baek, who is its current president and Crown Prince.

Gapla, however, is a democracy, and the Upper House of its legislature, known locally as the Executive Council, comprises of seven people:

  • EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT Wyatt Seungri Baek
  • EXECUTIVE DEPUTY PRESIDENT Chelsea Chen
  • SECRETARY OF STATE AND INTERNAL AFFAIRS Emma Bunnell
  • CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT Scott Chiang
  • MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS Eovnia Pual
  • ASSISTANT TO THE COUNCIL Renaldo Chang
  • SECONDARY ASSISTANT TO THE COUNCIL Bright Li

As you can see, we have a much more equally gender-distributed legislature than the United States and other countries, with 4 males and 3 females.

Why isn’t Gapla a member of the United Nations?

We aren’t a member of the United Nations because we never applied for membership.

We didn’t apply for membership because we didn’t agree with the United Nations on many aspects. We believe it is now a mostly corrupt organization that does not recognize the freedom of smaller nations such as us.

Why did Gapla declare independence?

Gapla declared independence because of disagreement with the United States’ morals.

For example:

The Electoral College, where it is possible for one to not obtain many votes and still become president,

Congress, in which small states are nearly x3 as represented as big states,

The Control of COVID-19, in which the President Donald Trump acted like it was not a big deal, (the majority of the population elected Hillary Clinton. This is not a conspiracy theory, even the U.S. itself admits it, it is through the Electoral College)

Age Discrimination, in which people under 18 are ineligible to become adults however their maturity. This may be controversial, but look at it like this.

You have probably seen the case where a woman tackled a child for a cellphone that she thought was hers. The full story is that when the woman asked the child if it was hers, the child pulled out the phone, wanting to prove that the phone was indeed his. His father came up and said that you are suspecting my son because of race, and he told the child that he does not need to prove it.

After that, the woman became mad and tackled the child. Of course, the woman was guilty, but the father was partially guilty. Who was most mature, responsible, and reasonable? The teen. Who has voting rights? The two adults.

The Education System, in which children are placed in grade levels by their age, regardless of their ability.

and so many more things that we just couldn’t stand.

How do I become a citizen?

You can start the easy, fast, and free process here: Apply for Citizenship.

Does Gapla offer an Ambassadors program?

Yes, but only through the countries that recognize us and meet a certain criteria. Contact ambassadors@gaplagov.org to learn more.

In other countries, you can be an honorary ambassador, where you help Gapla by inviting others to Gapla. You will get paid Gapla Dollars for this. Contact ambassadors@gaplagov.org to learn more.

Can I become a noble, royal, or knight of Gapla?

Yes! You can buy a title for a very low price through our Shop or contacting us at titles@gaplagov.org. Please contact that email if the Shop is not working or has any errors.

However, Knighthoods are usually not sold, but feel free to contact us at knighthoods@gaplagov.org for information on that, we might just have one on sale!