Republic of The Sohnland
De Facto Capital: Carnifron City
De Jure Capital: Dovedon
English and German
Government Type and Ideology
The Sohnland is a technocratic, benevolent autocratic, progressive and liberal, nationalist one party rule state upholding western values and democratic values whilst not being a full democracy.
Leader and Head of State
Ethan S. Is the founder and current Supreme Leader of The Sohnland with complete legal power over the Sohnlandic government and legal system.
Independence as a Micronation
The Republic of The Sohnland has never officially declared independence once in its 16 years of existence because its people and government believe the country has always been independent and never needed to declare it.
Foundation start date: 20 April 2005
Monarchy abolished: 26 July 2015
Current Population (2021)
De Facto Population: 10
De Jure Population: 25
Area: 305 Square Metres
GDP (PPP) Total: £1,250,000
GDP Per Capita: £70,500
0.994 is the calculated HDI of The Sohnland as of 2021, the highest level of human development in the world!
Ever since the unrecognised nation's founding back in April of 2005 The Sohnland has had the same benevolent dictator , Supreme Leader Ethan of The Sohnland. The Sohnland is currently ruled by an autocratic and technocratic government with its own ideology: Sohnlandic-Juche. Which continues to be followed to guide The Sohnland and its people to its goals and national interests.
What was to become The Sohnland began on the 20th of April 2005. Originally starting off as a place to express its founder's ideals, personality and identity. Not really functioning as a nation at this point, the 4 year old founder of of The Sohnland at the time had no idea of what the concept of what a country was not even what a micronation is.
Nations, although they are abstract concepts and constructs, they naturally come about within the human species and it is only natural for some people to create nations to distinguish themselves from others.
There is a legend that the inspiration and the drive behind The Sohnland's creation was brought to its founder when he witnessed a dove/pigeon fly across the sunset on the ververy same day of founding The Sohnland. The bird was envisaged to appear to be made out of flaming gold against the bright light of the sunset.
Later named to the "Dove of Burning Gold", a mythical bird of The Sohnland thought to give the nation divine purpose and protection. This mythical animal was adopted as the national animal and is displayed on the national flag.
Nothing worth being notable happened with The Sohnland until 12 April 2009, when it got its first flag but not its current flag. After this point, The Sohnland began a slow and gradual progression towards legitimacy as a sovereign state, only having a flag, a land claim and a name at this moment in time.
A lot of physical records of The Sohnland's history has actually been lost over time. Some years or months may be completely blank.
On July 29 2015, The Sohnland gave up most of its land claims due to lack of feasible control, of which formed a few short lived micronations at the moment of releasing territory. History and records about them no longer exist, all sources are not reliable.
After this date The Sohnland was left with only 310 square metres to its land claim but with realistic control over it. The Sohnland never again shall plan to increase its territory, nor shall the nation have influence over other micronations.
2 July 2016 was when The Sohnland printed its first flag by itself, using rudimentary fabric printing methods, created its first flag. Although it wasn't good quality and rather small, it survives till this day and is kept for the sake of preserving history.
August 15 2016 was when The Sohnland started having national anthem proposals. None of them were all that good. An official national anthem did not come about until years later.
29 September 2017 was when The Sohnland practiced socialism. This came with the final national flag change, the socialist banner hasn't been changed despite no longer being socialist for the sake of tradition. Socialism in The Sohnland failed miserably here, and the ideology was abandoned on 24 May 2018.
A multitude of events happened on 24 May 2018; Permanent neutrality was declared, socialist practices were dropped and The Sohnland began to shift towards liberal conservative values once again.
On 24 March 2020, The Sohnland and Carnifron begin unification.
On 1 May 2020, The Sohnland finally gets passports and they become available for its citizens. However, they won't be the final design of passports due to obvious improvements to be made, like giving them gold plated lettering.
11 May 2020, and The Sohnland now has passport stamps for those visiting The Sohnland.
12 July 2020 is when The Sohnland makes identity cards available for its citizens. But it wasn't until recently when they got holigraphic sticker security features.
20 August 2020 is when The Sohnland gets a national great seal design.
On 21 October 2020 The Sohnland makes a flag pins available for its citizens.
24 October 2020 and The Sohnland submits a signature request for the European Union EEA Agreement.
On 15 November 2019, The Sohnland found the micronations community and began to form informal relations with those alike.
The Sohnland celebrates its 15th anniversary on 20 April 2020, but unlike most anniversaries there was no celebration that year due to a COVID-19 lockdown.
2 November 2020 is the day The Sohnland gets the unofficial anthem "My Dove of Burning Gold" to commemerate the unification of Carnifron and The Sohnland.
On 10 November 2020, a souvenir banknote design is made and will later be printed as a commemorative banknote.
11 September 2020 and The Sohnland had gained gold seal embossers to give treaties and official documents security features.
On 7 December 2020, The Sohnland signs a treaty of mutual cooperation with the community of Createmino as a token of friendship.
21 December 2020 is the day The Sohnland unanimously switches to the holocene calendar. Although HE dates don't appear on The Sohnland's official website so people outside The Sohnland can correctly interpret dates and times.
11 January 2021 is when The Sohnland finalised its passport design with gold plated lettering.
23 January 2021 is when The Sohnland finally prints linen banknotes with holographic security features and a silver weaved strip in the centre. They also have a watermark of a dove in the white section of the banknote, this is planned to be revealed at a later date.