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The Semi-Autonomous State of Moon Island
Moon Island, Mŏn Eland, 彎月島, Kuu Saar
Flag of Moon Island
MottoProud to be an Islander!
AnthemMoon Island Our Homeland
Royal anthemNever never never give up! [a]
Moon island emblem.png
Emblem of Moon Island
Location of Moon Island
Aerial View of the Country
CapitalDancing Penguin City
Largest City Moon Island City
Official languages Typhoonian, English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Recognised regional languages Freezestonian, Marweeish, Wizzint Alphabets
Demonym Moon Islander [b]
Government
 -  Head of State Lavender (de jure) [c]
David Franklin (de facto)
 -  Mayor of Dancing Penguin City Dps04
 -  Mayor of Moon Island City David Franklin
 -  Mayor of Wizzint Penstubal
 -  Upper House Shops Island Legislature
 -  Lower House Moon Island Council
Population
 -  2013 estimate 650,000 
 -  2012 census 612,550 
 -  Density 56.56/km2 
146.5/sq mi
Currency Wiki-Buck$ (WB$)
Drives on the Right
[a] The Royal Anthem of Moon Island is the anthem of Shops Island

[b] sometimes simply as Islanders

[c] The Constitution of Moon Island did not state explicitly a head of state of the Moon Island. As such, by Convention, the Mayor of the Capital Dancing Penguin City serves as the de facto head of state. On the other hand, since Moon Island is a state under Shops Island, the head of the Shops Island serve as the de jure head of state.


Moon Island (Typhoonian: Mŏn Eland; Chinese: 彎月島, literally Crescent Island; Freezestonian: Kuu saar), officially The Semi-Autonomus State of Moon Island, is a state of Shops Island far northeast of Shops. Having a population of roughly 650000 as of 2013, it is one of the most populous islands among the Shops Island Region, second only to Freezestonia.

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History[edit]

Early Periods[edit]

A Penguin Skull excavated in the vicinity of Mid-Moon (c.a. 3500BC)

The earliest history of Moon Island can be traced back to the New Stone Age. Historians find evidence of indigenous penguins residing in the Island after archaeologists announced the discovery of fossils, ancient heritage and antiques, mainly in the eastern part of the country away from Shops Island. It is generally believed that Moon Island's ancestors are tribal penguins who hunted for a living, and have been living in the Island since Early New Stone Age.

The first known permanent settlement of Moon Island is in a place called Mid-moon (Typhoonish: Mŏt Mŏn, Chinese:滅月) located some 100km south of the current capital, Dancing Penguin City. Most penguins living there are indigenous Moon Islanders, with a few migrated from nearby islands. Moon Islanders are believed to have continued this way of living for the next thousands of years, and there were few evidence of communication with the outside world.

Kingdom Era (1915 - 2005)[edit]

Dps the Great (1880 - 1951), first emperor of the Kingdom. Photograph taken circa 1920.

According to official records, in 1914, Dps the Great (1880 - 1951) led a troop of "thousands of soldiers". They easily annexed the Island from the tribal penguins, and the Kingdom of Moon Island was officially set up on January 1, 1915, with Dps the Great becoming the first emperor of the Kingdom. At first, the Kingdom was not welcomed by the exiled Tribal penguins, and conflicts between the tribal penguins and the monarchy is very common in the early years. It is believed that Dps the Great adopted a High-handed policy and various members of the opposition were arrested, some even killed.

Shortly after the setting up of the monarchy, in March 1915, Dps the Great proclaimed Kingdom City (now Moon Island City) on the Western Coast of the Island to be the kingdom's royal capital, and the construction of the Monarchy Palace in the city to honour himself. Official records indicate that up to thousands of the population are forced to do labour work in the city, which may be up to half of the population of the Island at that time. In 1920, Dps the Great's wife gave birth to their second son, whom he proudly named Dps the Second (1920 - ) (Their first son, Dps the First (1913 - 1951) was named by Dps the Great as the sole legitimate heir apparent of his Kingdom.)

Having ruled the Kingdom for over 35 years, Dps the Great died in 1951 and Dps the First, his eldest son, took his place at the age of 38. However, he only ruled for a few months before his sudden, unexpected death, and was successed by his younger brother Dps the Second. Unlike his father, Dps the Second was welcomed by the majority of the population. He relinquished the high-handed policy adopted by his father for over 30 years, and instead encouraged socio-economic development within the state. Within 10 years, employment rates improved and the GDP of the country grew dramatically. Because of this, Dps the second is often credited with The Founder of Modern Moon Island (Typhoonish: FaDa de Mŏn Eland, Chinese:彎月島之父).

Dps the second ruled the country for almost 50 years. In 1999, his son Dps the Third (1949 - 2005) rose to power after overthrowing him in a palace coup. The coup succeeded, which resulted in the almost 80 years old Dps the Second sent into exile. Dps the Third was considered a revolutionist in the country, who introduced trading to Moon Island, further improving Moon Islander's quality of life. He was known as The Reformist within the Island.

Under Rockhopper Administration (2005 - 2012)[edit]

Stonehopper as the First Governor of Moon Island
(January 2005 - February 2009)

In October 2005, Captain Rockhopper accidentally navigated his ship the Migrator to the Island and thus discovered it. He found the moon excpetionally bright and round as viewed from this Island, so he named the Island Moon Island. After staying in the island for several days, he led a troop of citizens rebelling against Dps the third. The revolution succeeded, leading to the Death of Dps the Third and he formally annexed the island and declared it part of the vast Rockhopper Empire. The history of Moon Island as a colony under the Rockhopper Empire thus began.

Captain Rockhopper appointed his cousin, colonial administrator Stonehopper to be in charge of the island's administrator. At the first days of his administration, Moon Island has a population of less than 55,000. Under Stonehopper's Instruction, to encourage population growth, a new city was built in the West Coast of Moon Island not far from Kingdom City, and named it Stonehopper City, which today is part of Moon Island City. He also announced social welfare plans and certain infrastructures to be constructed over the Island. All these policies successfully boosted the population, and by 2009, when he decided to retire, the population emerged to a massive 350,000 - over 6 times the population as of 2005.

In February 2009, Rockhopper appointed his eldest son, Jumphopper to replace the retiring Stonehopper. Widely considered a maverick political figure, he attempted a few new policies in Moon Island, some even without approval from Rockhopper, such as the construction of a city-wide railway system and several reclamation projects along the eastern coasts. This angered Rockhopper, with pressure from him leading to Jumphopper's resignation less than a year after he took the post. To meet with independent demands within the Island, Rockhopper made a concession, and instead of appointing members from the royal family, he appointed Dps the Fourth (1981 - , often simply as Dps04) , a Moon Island-born Citizen and son of Dps the Third to take up the job. As a result, Dps04 became the first and only Moon Island born governor of Moon Island Under Rockhopper Administration. He served in this post from December 2009 until the independence of Moon Island two and a half years later.

As part of Shops Island (2012 - 2027)[edit]

As demands from pressure groups for independence and self-govern arise, Rockhopper finally gave in and allowed Moon Island to be a semi-autonomous state after May 1 2012. This is an important milestone in the decolonization process of the Rockhopper Empire, and marked the decline of the Empire. After independence, the post "Governor of Moon Island" was abolished. Democratic elections were held in Moon Island City, and Dps04 was elected as the Mayor of Moon Island City. Moon Island City became the de facto capital of the Moon Island from May 2012 until July 2012. This means that Dps04 continued to serve as the actual head of the island.

Under Dps' Administration, more new infrastructure were built. Dps04's decision to join Shops Island in May 2012 marked a milestone in the history of Moon Island. The joining of Shops Island increased the communication of Moon Island with the outside world, and skyscrapers are rapidly introduced to the Island. In one months' time, various new structures were built in Moon Island City.

After the construction of a new city in the Northeastern Part of the Country, Dps04 announced it to be the new capital, replacing Moon Island City, with him resigning the post of the Mayor of Moon Island City (succeeded by Djf1107 up until today) and becoming the first (and so far, only) Mayor of Dancing Penguin City. The reasons for the move of capital, as said by Dps04, is due to it being "better-planned and farther away from Shops Island".

Ever since the move of Capital, Dancing Penguin City improved dramatically and exceed Moon Island City in every aspect except population. In October, the Typhoon Mall was set up on it, and remains opened up till present.

In early 2015, Dps04 was voted out of office and replaced with the first non-Dps governor in history: David Franklin. Mayor of Wizzint, Penstubal, strongly condemned this replacement of Dps04.

Republic of Moon Island (2027 - onwards)[edit]

See main article: Republic of Moon Island

The Republic of Moon Island was the state that would come after Shops Island's dissolution in the aftermath of the Shops Civil War. It would be the most powerful country of Shops' former empire and became a pinnacle of technology, democracy and prosperity in post-Shopper Antarctica. During this time period, Moon Island veered further from the Dps Dynasty, electing many different presidents.

During President Dps04's administration, Moon Island was an isolationist country which wasn't too involved in Antarctican politics, and it didn't even join the UAN until 2036 until Penstubal became president. The country's economy was small but it was pretty stable. In 2036, Penstubal got elected on the platform of increasing Moon Island's presence worldwide, increasing military spending and decreasing social spending and taxes on the middle and the poor. President Stubal found important partners in the Ninja Archipelago, especially Snowzerland, although the relationship was bitter sweet. He remains pretty popular at the end of his second term, with people who support his party and support his reforms trying to promote him as the greatest politician in Moon Island history, although his opponents believe he is far from that.

Dps05 was elected president in 2044, seceding former president Stubal. He promised a return to isolationist politics and warned against too much entanglement in Antarctic politics, believing that could cost Moon Island its nation.

Government[edit]

The Mayor House (nicknamed Yellow House) is the official residence of the mayor of the Moon Island City.

The Moon Island adopts a unique government system, often dubbed as the Mayor-Republic System. Until 2013, it does not have a de jure head of state. As such, the Mayor of the capital city Dancing Penguin City usually acts out the duties of the head of state, and is widely considered as a de facto president of the Island, while the Mayor of Moon Island City, the country's most populous city, acts as a de facto vice president. In 2013, the Constitution of Moon Island was amended and the President of The Democratic Industrial Island of Shops became the de jure Governor of Moon Island.

Name Position name
Lavender Shopper President; Governor of Moon Island (de jure)
Dps04 Mayor of the Dancing Penguin City
David Franklin Mayor of the Moon Island City
Penstubal Mayor of Wizzint

As of 2013, all mayors are appointed instead of directly elected. Moon Island City has 3 mayors in its history: Dps04 (May 5th 2012 - May 19th 2012), Rockhopperfan (May 20th 2012 - July 1st 2012) and David Franklin (July 2nd 2012 - ), while the first and only mayor of Dancing Penguin City is Dps04 (23 August 2012‎ - ). Although Moon Island is a semi-independent state, it does have relations with the Shops Island government, and thus is a member of the Shops Island Council and the Common Legislature.

Currency[edit]

The official currency of Moon Island is WikiBucks (WB$). A new currency, namely Dancing Penguin Dollars (DP$) was once proposed, but later abolished.

Demographics[edit]

Location of Moon Island within Shops Island (coloured purple)

As of 2012 census, the country has a population of 612,550, 70% of which are native Moon Islaners, 10% of the population comes from the nearby Freezestonia to the south of the State, about 5% comes from the remaining parts of Shops Island, whilst the remaining portportion of the population comes from other countries like United States of Antarctica, Zhou, Japaland and so on.

Only around 40% of the population lives in urban regions, one of the lowest among the Shops Island. The most populous city is Moon Island City, with a population of around 148,000, followed by Dancing Penguin City, the capital with a population of around 98,000.

Language[edit]

Moon Island has 4 official languages, Typhoonish, English, Cantonese and Mandarin, making it the country with one of the most official languages. Among these 4 languages, Typhoonish is by far the most common, spoken as a first language by 60% of the population. Citizens from the Northern Parts of Moon Island (including Dancing Penguin City) speak the language with a Northern Dialect, whilst citizens from the Southern Parts of Moon Island (including Moon Island City) speak the language with a Southern Dialect. In addition to these 4 languages, Freezestonian, Marweeish are also widely spoken, especially in the southern parts of the Island nearer to Freezestonian where there are significantly larger population of immigrants from Freezestonia.

Moon Island is also home to a feel so-called endangered languages, including the Moonian Language, Central Crescent Language and so on. It is estimated that less than 3% of the population knows these languages as of 2012.

Education[edit]

Owing to Moon Island's relatively stable economy and small population, the government currently provides free primary and secondary education to all permanent residents of Moon Island, up to 12 years. Primary and Secondary education is compulsory. In 2012, state spending for education amounted to roughly 4% of the GDP. Due to the increasing population of Moon Island this figure is expected to rise gradually.

Moon Island has one institution which provides tertiary education - Moon Island Institute of Education. The main campus is located at Moon Island City which a small branch in Dancing Penguin City.

Healthcare[edit]

The Moon Island Constitution guarantees free, universal health care for all its citizens.

Order of precedence[edit]

The following is the Moon Island Table of precedence:

  1. The President of The Democratic Industrial Island of Shops (Lavender)
  2. The Mayor of Dancing Penguin City (Dps04)
  3. The Mayor of Moon Island City (Djf1107)
  4. The Mayor of Wizzint (Penstubal)

Political divisions[edit]

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Based on Moon Island's Constitution, Moon Island is divided into two states: Northern State and Southern State, which are both considered as states of Shops Island as well:

Moon Island Statistical Data (2012)
State Area (km2) Area (sq mi) State Population Population Density State Capital Capital Population
Moon Island Flagnorth.png Northern State 4,510 1741.3 239,920 53.20 penguin / km2 Dancing Penguin City 98,000
Moon Island Flagsouth.png Southern State[a] 5,240 2023.2 305,200 58.24 penguin / km2 Moon Island City 148,000
F.A.R.[b][c] 1,080 417.0 122,654 62.43 penguin / km2 Snowville 57,528
Country Total 10,830 4181.5 667,774 56.56 penguin / km2 Dancing Penguin City[d] 148,000

[a] Excluding F.A.R..
[b] The Full Name for F.A.R. is Freezestonian Autonomous Region. To reduce space, it is simply referred to as F.A.R.
[c] Techically, F.A.R. is NOT a state. It is a de facto independent region under the Southern State.
[d] The Country Capital.


There were no political divisions in Moon Island prior to 2012, during Rockhopper Administration. The Political Division System was implemented on May 1 2012, the day when Moon Island gained independence from Rockhopper Empire, and is believed to be proposed by Dps04. According to Moon Island's Constitution, the boundary between Northern and Southern State are along the Moon Island mountain Range, which includes the highest peak of the country, Mount Moon (3011 m). As of 2013, this political division system is still in effect.

Flags and Emblems[edit]

Moon Island Flagnorth.png Northern State[edit]

The Northern State as viewed from Mount Moon. The city in far northeast is Dancing Penguin City

Bordered by the Mountain Range at the south, the Northern State has an area of roughly 4,510 km2 (1741.3 square miles). Compared to The Southern State, The Northern State is significantly smaller than Southern State in size, population and population density. In 2012, some 239,920 penguins reside in the State, amounting to a population density of 53.20 penguin / km2. Known to Islanders as Moon Island's Back Garden, most of the State comprises of country parks and prairies - a great contrast with the Southern State. The Island's largest country park, Moon Island Country, is located at the Northwestern part of the state, and has been a popular tourists destination for Moon Islanders and tourists from Other Country alike.

It is believed that the ancient Moon Island Civilization originated in Mid-Moon, a region 100km south of Dancing Penguin City and is geographically part of today's Northern State, thou very close to the southern border. Today, this region is a recognized historical heritage and is visited by thousands of penguins annually.

The Capital of the state is the Dancing Penguin City, located some 120 km northeast of Mount Moon, and is also the capital of Moon Island. Having a population of 98,000 as of 2012, it is the largest city in the State and in the Eastern Coast of the Island, and the second largest city of the country after Moon Island City.

Moon Island Flagsouth.png Southern State[edit]

Southern State Legislature, Moon Island City

Southern State mainly comprises of region in the southeastern part of Moon Island. In contrast with Northern State, the Southern State has been a heavily industrialized zone since the Rockhopper Administatration era. The state's largest city, Moon Island City, is located in Southern State close to the State border. It is the largest metropolitan area of the state and is home to almost 40% of the population in the Southern State as of 2012.

Unlike Northern State, little historical heritages are found in the region as civilisation in Moon Island is believed to have started in Mid-Moon, a region in the Northern State. As a result, The Southern State is often dubbed as The Home of Modern Moon Island as it is concentrated with Modern developments, infrastructures and plans. In 2012, Southern State's primary, secondary, and tertiary industries were worth 140 billion Wikibucks, 1 trillion Wikibucks, and 1.5 trillion Wikibucks respectively. It has the highest GDP Per Capita in all of Shops Island and its surrounding states.

Far flag.png Freezestonian Autonomous Region (Part of Southern State)[edit]

Other than Moon Island City, Southern State is also known for its high proportion of Freezestonian immigrants, especially in the Southern regions of the state close to the main Island. As a result, besides Typhoonian, English and Chinese, Freezestonian and sometimes Marweeish are commonly spoken and are recognized as the state's regional languages.

Freezestonia has different cultures compared with Moon Islanders. To recognize the significance of the high Freezestonian population within the Southern Part of the state, The Southern State Legislature decided to set up a Freezestonian Autonomous Region with an area of approximately 1100 km2 in 2013. Although technically the region is still part of Southern State, it exercises laws unique to the region and are slightly different to that of Southern State and Moon Island. For example, events like Midsummer Eve and Midsummer Day which are normally not observed in Moon Island are celebrated in the region, and it has a special education, social welfare, medical and health care system.

List of Head of States of Moon Island[edit]

Kingdom of Moon Island (1915 - 2005)[edit]

Emperor Term of office Political Party
Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Days
1 Profile dps the great.png Dps the Great
(1880 - 1951)
1 January 1915 31 July 1951 13360 Royal Family
2 Dps01 coronation.png Dps the First
(1913 – 1951)
31 July 1951 24 December 1951 146 Royal Family
3 Dps the second2.png Dps the Second
(b. 1920)
24 December 1951 8 August 1999 17394 Royal Family
4 Dps03.png Dps the Third
(1949 - 2005)
8 August 1999 11 October 2005 2256 Royal Family
  • Hatched in Kingdom City, Moon Island on 14 April 1949
  • Gained power from his uncle Dps the Second after a bloodless palace coup in August 1999
  • Last Monarch of the Kingdom of Moon Island (1999 - 2005)
  • Chancellor of the Moon Island Institute of Education (1999 - 2005)
  • Died in 2005 after a failed assassination attempt to kill Rockhopper and restore monarchy, aged 56

Rockhopper Administration (2005 - 2012)[edit]

Emperor / Governor Term of office Political Party
Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Days
Rockhopper image.png Captain Rockhopper
(b. 1970)
11 October 2005 20 October 2005 9 None
1 Stonehopper moon island.png Colonial Administrator
Stonehopper

(b. 1957)
20 October 2005 20 February 2009 1219 None
2 Jumphopper
(b. 1983)
20 February 2009 30 December 2009 313 None

Will be added later

3 Dps04 design 2.png Dps the Fourth
(b. 1981)
30 December 2009 30 April 2012 852 None

Will be added later

The Semi-Autonomous State of Moon Island (2012 - 2027)[edit]

Note: Prior to 2 February 2013, the constitution of Moon Island did not specify a governor for the semi-autonomous state of Moon Island. Hence, there was no de jure governor of Moon Island before 2013. By convention, the mayor of the capital city of Moon Island (before 23 August 2012: Moon Island City; since 23 August 2012: Dancing Penguin City) served as the de facto governor of the island state. Since 2 February 2013, the constitution was ameneded, and the President of The Democratic Industrial Island of Shops became the de jure Governor of Moon Island.
Governor Term of office Political Party
Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Days
1 Dps04 design 2.png Dps the Fourth
(b. 1981)
1 May 2012 19 May 2012 18 None

Will be added later

2 Tom Saworton avatar.png Tom Saworton
(b. 1980)
20 May 2012 1 July 2012 42 None

Will be added later

3 David Franklin
(b. 1993)
2 July 2012 22 August 2012 51 None

Will be added later

4 Dps04 design 2.png Dps the Fourth
(b. 1981)
23 August 2012 1 February 2013 162 None

Will be added later

5 Lavender2014.png Lavender[1]
(b. 1991)
2 February 2013 Incumbent 2085 None

[1] Since February 2 2013, the Constitution of Moon Island states that the position of the head of state of Moon Island is reserved for the leader of Shops Island, i.e. Lavender. Nevertheless, Lavender's Presidency of Moon Island is largely an apolitical ceremonial figurehead role, with the real power still remaining on Dps04's flippers.

The Republic of Moon Island (2027 - onwards)[edit]

President Term of office Political Party
Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Days
1 Dps04 design 2.png Dps the Fourth
(b. 1981)
2027 2035 United Moon Island
2 PortraitOfPenstubal.png John Patrick Penstubal
(b. 1992)
2036 2044 Free Society Party
  • Hatched on Club Penguin Island on 17 November 1992.
  • Mayor of Wizzint (2013 - 2016)
  • Mayor of Moon Island City (2016 - 2027)
  • Governor of Wizzintine (2027 - 2036)
  • Currently lives in Wizzint, Moon Island, aged 25
  • He is a penguin rights advocate.
  • At the end of his second term remains the 5th most popular all time politician of Moon Island state and country together.
3 - Dps the Fifth
(b. 2009)
2045 2049 United Moon Island
  • Hatched in Moon Island City, Moon Island, on 13 July 2009.
  • Currently lives in Dancing Penguin City, Moon Island, aged 9
  • Due to low confidence and rising unpopularity, refuses to run for second term.
4 Aquamarina14penguin.png Aquamarina14
(b. 1990)
2049 2057 Free Society Party
  • Hatched in Sanexana, Moon Island, when it was still a small village, on 7th December 1990.
  • Currently lives in Sanexana, Moon Island, aged 27
  • Runs for a second term and wins the 2053 presidential elections.
  • 2nd all time most popular Moon Island autonomous state and republic politician, with 1st place taken by Dps04.
5 MSB.png Michael S. Bernhard
(b. 1988)
2059 2063 Free Society Party
  • Hatched in San Anderrie, Golden Coast, on January 29th 1988.
  • Currently lives in San Anderrie and is the Moon Island minister of culture.
  • Dies on September 10th 2066, 3 years after the end of his second term as president.
  • Remains slightly unpopular at the end of his second term.

Foreign Relations[edit]

  • Zhou- Good. They are active trading partners, and share cultural practices. Zhou and Moon Island often hold summit talks. Moon Island would often act as the mediator for relations between Zhou and Shops when their relations used to be poor.
  • United States of Antarctica - fill in!
  • Shops Island- Excellent. Shops Island is Moon Island's mother country and MI is a state of Shops. They have very strong trade, and Dps04 is a member of Shops' central government.
  • Freezeland- fill in!
  • UnitedTerra- fill in!
  • Castilla- Good. As a foreign country on the other side of the continent, Castilla and Moon Island are actively engaged in trade. The Castillans prefer building factories here instead of Zhou due to better use of materials.
  • Snowzerland- Decent. Even though relations between Shops Island and Snowzerland have greatly improved and are now friends, Moon Island remains skeptical of them.
  • Rusca-Decent. They communicate but not often. Rusca avoids them since Rusca hates Zhou.
  • Puffle'and-Strong. Puffle'and was the first to establish relations with the island when it gained independence.
  • Margate -Good. Margate and Moon Island have economic trades agreements, and supported their independence.

See Also[edit]