Editor's Note: This article was written in 2004 or early 2005 for the MicroWiki and may be out of date.
Morovia, a constitutional monarchy established in 1996 by five individuals interested in creating an "imaginary" nation. Lucy Denver, David Shapiro, Erin Gump, Mike Nelson, and King Vincent began to play a game they called Morovia.
Morovia developed into a republic, and later a monarchy when the five elected Vincent their sovereign. This was only the beginning, and in early 1998 the five brought Morovia to the internet. Immediately, many took interest in Morovia. Within weeks of their coming online, Morovia signed a treaty of friendship with Reunion.
Making many friends, King Vincent did his best to spread the word of this new micronation that was open to all ideas. It was a success, and within weeks Morovia's citizenship roster had risen from five to twenty individuals. In 1999, a Constitutional Convention was held and the nation adopted a new constitution. This new document guaranteed democracy and equal rights for all citizens.
Shortly after its ratification, King Vincent took ill. Good-will messages from all over the nation and the micronational community poured in as the King battled a dangerous illness in the hospital. Returning home in June, the King continued the reforms begun by the Convention. Morovia saw a period of heightened activity and prestige through the years of 1999 - 2002. By mid 2002, the King's real life professional duties resulted in him withdrawing from active participation in helping to run the day to day affairs of the realm. This resulted in unscrupulous parties attempting to take power in Morovia by destabilising the administration of the government. Various attempts were made to revitalise Morovia but almost all failed due to the lack of popular support. Morovia was at it's lowest ebb.
In November 2003, at the behest of Morovian and micronational leaders, the King returned to play an active role in the governing of the realm. Immediately, he pledged his commitment to the work begun before and during his absence to revitalize Morovia and attract new citizens. By late 2004, Morovia had "returned to normalcy," her people remained positive, focused, and intent on maintaining the nation's rightful place as a leader of the micronational community.
For more information: http://www.infomorovia.org