"Domine deus meus"
(English: We will prevail)
|Official language(s)||English, Russian, Spanish|
|Government||Unitary parliamentary constitutional empire|
|- Emperor||Yaakov IV|
|- Prime Minister||Vacant|
|- Type||- Bicameral|
|Established||June 26th, 2014|
|Area claimed||5 km (247th)|
|Currency||Zametka (Ƶ) (ZAK)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-08:00)|
|Patron saint||Saint James the Just|
Sokolia, officially the Imperial Republic of Sokolia, is a sovereign state, often erroneously called a "micronation," located in west-central North America. It is wholly surrounded by the United States of America, not including its territories.
Sokolia is an imperial republic. It much like a constitutional monarchy, but instead of a king/queen, it is ruled by a emperor/empress. The emperor has limited power in the national government, most of which goes to the Parliament.
"Sokolia" comes from the Russian Сокол, or "Sokol," the word for "falcon." Falcons are plentiful in Sokolia, and the nation's bird.
Sokolia was founded on June 24th, 2014. Its founder, now-Emperor Yaska Chernikov IV (then Jaakob Sandvall) created it "as an alternative to the behemoth, all-too-serious governments of such nations as America and Russia." At the time, the name was up for picks, and Sokolia was decided on after months of pondering.