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Stand back, Scientology; you've got competition in the I-can't-believe-it's-not-dismissed category. Though, I must admit, I think this one is funnier; there are fewer potential evils here, and no brain-washing scam that I can detect thus far.

According to the BBC, the Czech Wallachian Kingdom is under attack.

Founded in 1997 in a mountainous area in southeast Moravia, Wallachia is a real place with a real hat. It also has real restaurants, hotels, and a traditional plum brandy. However, the the currency (the Jurovalsar), the University of the Wallachian Kingdom, and the passports are NOT real.

As Tomas Harabis, creator (co-creator, really) and foreign minister of Wallachia says of the passports, "They are fake. But I did get into Alaska with one."

Apparently, 90,000 people have such passports.

Unfortunately, a clown (literally, actual clown) had himself crowned "Wallachian King, Boleslav I the Gracious, Forever" on his TV show in 1993, four years PRIOR to the creation of the kingdom. At first there was a successful relationship between the two, with King Boleslav being crowned, his signature appearing on passports, and similar---but when he decided to try and control the financial aspects of the kingdom, Harabis declared a 'Palace Coup' and installed a Queen Mother instead.

The clown-king sued the kingdom, and lost, in 2007; the Czech court in Olomouc is now ruling on the final verdict of an appeal. King Boleslav wants the copyright to the Kingdom of Wallachia....

And in the meantime, I appeal to all good people of Wallachia and holders of Wallachian passports: GO TO ALASKA. PLEASE. And then appear on American talkshows and discuss Palin's border security.

Blessed be,

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Date: 2008-10-09 08:15 pm (UTC)
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How are the real Vlach taking it?

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Date: 2008-10-09 08:24 pm (UTC)
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I don't know their reaction to the lawsuits---but I assume they're pleased with the Kingdom, and would prefer the 'king' not start messing around with their very profitable tourist trade (which was basically what he tried to do, instigating the coup).

So I'm betting they're on the side of Foreign Minister Harabis :-)

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Date: 2008-10-11 12:17 am (UTC)
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Ah, well, that's certainly a broader group of people. I got the impression from the article that locals were very much in on the whole Wallachian Kingdom bit, but I don't know about those from beyond the claimed region specifically.


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