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The First Year
The Emeralkian Conflict (February 2019 – March 2019)
Gapla is now founded and is recruiting its first citizens to join the country. There are currently three independent nations in this sector: the Principality of Snake (led by Shaun Murzello), the Principality of Phoenix (led by Mirabelle Wang), and the Principality of Gapla (led by Wyatt Baek). The countries were inspired from the Principality of Sealand, a famous micronation. The original websites were built on Weebly, and the “United Micronations” website was built on Wix. The sites are now both down.
After enforcing a ban on the joining of new members, the Grand Kingdom of Emeralkia protested to be let in. The ban was enforced to make sure that there is not an overinflation of nations.
However, with a joint conference by Shaun Murzello and Wyatt Baek on 7th March 2019, the countries were all merged into the Principality of Gapla as a federation. On this same conference, the United Micronations, a Yet Another Micronational Organization, was dissolved.
The Early Bubble State Revolution (March 2019 – May 2019)
New states started arising after Emeralkia. The states that joined in this period are called the “Early Bubble States.” Notable early bubble states include Chickenopolis (now Folia Tail), Syopolis, Nunbrickland (now Great Gryffin), and later Elemental, the current strongest state of the Federated States of Gapla.
A better website was made on Weebly, and websites for the Military and the Department of Education were made. During this period, Gapla, an insignificant micronation, foolishly applied to the Grand Unified Micronational several times and was unanimously rejected each time.
Interstate conflicts were also arising and there was less agreement about national politics.
The Later Bubble State Revolution (May 2019 – August 2019)
Finally, after a consensus decision by the Royal Parliament of the Principality of Gapla, the Principality of Gapla renamed itself to the current Federated States of Gapla.
During this period, several more states joined, called the “later bubble state revolution.” Notable examples include Daisy, Candyland, Asmiland, etc.
Also during this period, the domain GAPLAGOV.ORG was registered and was redirected to Gapla’s Weebly website. A national orchestra and choir, although highly inactive, were created after Joshua Moon’s performance of Amazing Grace, broadcasted throughout the nation.
Gapla was finally growing.
The Grand Gaplan Revolution (August 2019 – January 2020)
This period was regarded as one of the most significant in Gaplan history. Although the growth of states was slowly stopping, with the few new states being Musicland, Pegasus, and more. Musicland proved out to be significant during the later history of Gapla.
The first election also took place.
Michael Hubbard, an authoritarian antagonist, had banned the Federated States of Gapla within the limits of his classroom. Outrage spread everywhere as the news got out, and the Gaplans were determined to fight for their country. The few people who witnessed this act of disgrace have been awarded with the HRFSG knighthood or dameship.
The Gaplans secretly made flags and continued government meetings, although this was highly not allowed. Fortunately, the Gaplans were never caught and successful in the act.
The Second Year
The Innovation Period (January 2020 – March 2020)
On the 28th of February, 2020, Gapla had reached its one year anniversary. There were lots of celebrations, even though the country was banned.
During this period, two new but powerful states named Xadia and Ozzah rose up to the main stage, constantly debating about politics and causing extreme political discourse inside the country.
Gapla now had a lot of information about itself and its population was 120. The second election took place and Irene Kim of Ozzah was granted the Vice Presidency.
There was an attempt to merge with the Empire of Elysium (now the Republic of Elysium), but that did not last as the Elysiumite government noticed that Gapla still claimed to be independent on its website.
However, afterwards, these two states became highly inactive and were replaced by Elemental and Snake, and later Elemental and Musicland.
The Early Coronavirus Period (March 2020 – June 2020)
During the Early Coronavirus Period, there were no states being created, due to the high requirements set by the national government to create one.
There was also a conflict between the Google Hangouts community of Gapla and the Discord community, with the leadership advocating for Discord (to improve foreign affairs and organization) and the majority of the population advocating for Google Hangouts (simplicity, ease of use, and lack of moderation). At first, the Google Hangouts side had much more popularity, but as Discord was used more, many citizens moved to the other side.
A second movement to merge into Elysium was followed by a 1-month “trial” contract, but was misinterpreted by the Grand Unified Micronational as merging into Elysium, thereby expelling Gapla from the organization. Gapla has never applied again for membership since.
Many new symbols and diplomatic interactions were made, as during this period, finally, Gapla had a Discord server. Gapla was also accepted into the Grand Unified Micronational. A significant sign of growth was that Gapla had a freshly designed Google Sites website, which was an improvement from the Weebly one.
Gapla even created its own ERC-20 Ethereum cryptocurrency: the GaplaCoin!
The LGBT Rights Movement (June 2020 – August 2020)
The Federated States of Gapla, previously by a court ruling by the then Chief Justice Shaun Murzello, had illegalized the excersizing of many LGBT rights as the Chief Justice opposed it and much of the Parliament had agreed. However, after Christina Nowell of Cycoldia joined the server, the process of change started to begin and the Chief Justice was impeached.
Gapla now offers complete rights to all LGBT individuals and its leadership is a strong supporter of these rights.
The Period of Many Events (June 2020 – September 2020)
This period had many significant events.
A generous woman named Eovnia Pual joined the Federated States of Gapla and donated some land she owned in Arizona, United States, and transferred it to Gapla to excersize it as territory. This significantly boosted Gapla’s land area.
The Kingdom of H and the Kingdom of J (30 members and 10 members respectively) joined into the Federated States of Gapla, as they were the Leader of Musicland’s church friend. They caused a lot of chaos due to immense amounts of spamming. They did, however, give Gapla a member boost.
Later, the Kingdom of H and the Kingdom of J were kicked out of the Discord server.
The respective countries wanted to disturb the election process by all agreeing to vote for Bright Li, the leader of the State of Musicland. After he was elected President, the president-elect, disgusted at the nondemocracy, gave up the position.
Also during this period, the Federated States of Gapla claimed a 50-member community called HydroAspect as its territory, while HydroAspect did not associate itself with Gapla: only the leadership did.
The Quiet and Darkness Era (September 2020 – January 2021)
The quiet and darkness era was an era of deep inactivity inside Gapla.
However, a few significant things happened. Chickenopolis, a rather quiet state, renamed itself to Folia Tail and began forming a confederacy of states inside a state. It quickly grew as a hot competitor to the State of Elemental, the current largest state. For periods of a few hours to 1-2 weeks at a time, Folia Tail rose to #1 rankings.