Athela was founded on the 27th of July, 2015. The nation currently claims no land as it wants to gain land with political persuasion with both the government and the people. It is an ambitious nation that strives to become the first modern, officially recognized Anarchist nation.
Having trouble naming the nation, the founder used a website called 'Fantasy Name Generator.com' to come up with a country name. Using one of the generators, she came across the name 'Ethela'. She liked the name but to make it different she decided to change the first letter. She changed the 'e' to an 'a' and it sounded nice so she used 'Athela' as the name of the nation.
Originally, Athela was created out of boredom. After thinking about the possibilities running a nation could bring, she decided to become serious about it. The Grand Duchy of Athela was then officially founded on the 27th of July, 2015.
On the 29th of August, 2015, Athela changed from a Grand Duchy to an Anarchy. This was because of the small population and because the ex-Grand Duchess believes an anarchist nation might be better as crime will be based on morals and justice with lie with the people.
Athela changed from anarchist to an experimental government on the 3rd of October, 2015 which is still under development.
At a later date (sometime in between September and November, 2016), it was again decided to be anarchist, striving for a mostly anarcho-capitalist nation but also supporting other forms of anarchy.
Athela does not have a government as it is anarchist. There is still a rule, which is to not to violate an individual's natural rights. These rights are: The right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Private properties will be able to enforce their own rules and rule breakers will be dealt with by private courts.
Athela currently has no land but aims to gather land by convincing people to donate their land to the cause and to persuade the Australian government to grant us rights to the land.
Athela is a poor country with no money or availability to trade.
Athela currently only has a population of one person, who is the Founder.
There is no official language.
Athela does not support an official religion. Everyone is entitled to believe in what they want so long as their beliefs to infringe upon the rights of others.
Education will be provided by privatized businesses and by town owners willing to fund and maintain public versions of this service.
Health services will be provided by privatized businesses and by town owners willing to fund and maintain public versions of this service.
Athelans have not developed a culture.