Sometimes, words fail to convey the sense of unexpectedness that comes with a certain news story or announcement. But this evening, the final judgment has poured its contents over the districts, the skies of Ultima bow their heads, and the President…has announced the end of the Ultamian Republic.
President Salapa, after a bout of mulling about outside, came into the Government House in discussion with the Minister of Finance, his adviser, and the other Ultiman citizens about the decision to dissolve Ultamiya. Perhaps two years ago, it would never have been thought of, and yet, says the President, “Ultamiya started spiraling downward in fun after the breakout of the Pimpville War.”
Has this declaration been suppressed this long by the benefits of micronationalism? Or has it stayed interesting long enough for the Republic to last this long? In any case, the President states on his MicroWiki post, possibly his longest ever, that Ultamiya will cease to be exactly three years after its founding, March 27th, 2013, at 8:16 AM.
“It’s been a great run. I’ve met a lot of new people, gotten into some interesting circles, discussions, and conflicts, and Ultamiya has a long history. It’s about time this book came to a close,” he goes on to say.
What’s happening to everything? The President invites Shimate, Michrenia, and Gogania to continue on as their own independent, sovereign states. Fort Munhall will go back to the United States along with any districts that refuse to become independent. As for Treetania, that will be under Michrenia if it becomes independent.
Salapa has pledged to stay on MicroWiki and Skype, too, which means he’s not abandoning the friends he’s made there. His final statement in the post confirms that he’s going to remain, both in spirit and in reality:
“So, until next time we meet (tomorrow, maybe?), keep awesome, and carry on. Nations may fade, but micronationalism will never die.”
This is the end for Ultamiya, and also the end for Ultamiya News. There is much work to do both here and on MicroWiki, however, in the twelve days leading up to the dissolution. Until then, so long and farewell.