Icarus (CivMC)

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Icarus
2nd Icarian Republic
Flag of the 2nd Icarian Republic
Icarian Coat Of Arms
General
DemonymIcarian
Activity levelHigh (as of 07/10/2022)
Capital cityBlue Cove
SettlementsBlue Cove, Shrekville
National Colors
  
  
Government
GovernmentSemi-presidential Republic
• President
CredixYt
• Prime Minister
zolo17
Formation
Foundation dateApril 19th, 2022
Preceded by Icarus (First Republic)
Culture
LanguageEnglish
Motto"Glory to Icarus!"
Links
Discordhttps://discord.gg/TDuVBep6d4

Icarus, officially the 2nd Icarian Republic, is a direct successor to the short-lived CivRev nation of Icarus.

Government and Politics

History

Icarus was founded on CivRev as a parliamentary republic. Elections for the 5 seats of parliament were held every 3 months. Once an election concluded, parliament was tasked with appointing a prime minister and a president through a vote of no confidence. The prime minister's responsibilities included running the day-to-day operations of the country and conducting diplomacy, whereas the president served a mostly ceremonial role.

On April 12th, 2022 it was announced that Icarus would move towards becoming a semi-presidential republic. The president, now directly elected by the citizens, was given the authority to dissolve the parliament and represent the country during treaty and alliance negotiations. The powers of the commander of the army were also handed over to the president.

Transitional government

On April 14th, 2022 a national referendum was held, in which Icarians unanimously voted in favor of electing a temporary government that would oversee the transition to CivMC. In the presidential election IceBoy Board narrowly beat CredixYt with a margin of a single vote. Later that week Parliament voted to appoint LIQUID STEREO as prime minister of the new transitional government.

Members of the transitional government
Name Title From To
IceBoy_Pingu President April 19th, 2022 May 22nd, 2022
LIQUID STEREO Prime Minister April 22nd, 2022
Member of Parliament April 19th, 2022
CredixYt Minister of Interior May 8th, 2022
Member of Parliament April 19th, 2022
measle_patches Member of Parliament April 19th, 2022
Glerk Member of Parliament April 19th, 2022
Sdorr Member of Parliament April 19th, 2022

Normal Government

Presidents of the 2nd Icarian Republic
No. Name From To Term
1 CredixYt May 22nd, 2022 Incumbent I.
Parliaments of the 2nd Icarian Republic
No. Members From To President
1 Logan_the_hermit May 26th, 2022 May 26th, 2022 CredixYt
zolo17 May 29th, 2022
IceBoy_Pingu
Glerk
2 LIQUID STEREO (PM) June 2nd, 2022 August 11th, 2022
zolo17 August 12th, 2022
SOGGYHOBO
Glerk
Grumpywalnut96 June 23rd, 2022
IceBoy_Pingu July 9th, 2022 August 12th, 2022
3 zolo17 (PM) August 16th, 2022 In session
Hokkaido
SOGGYHOBO
IceBoy_Pingu
Dbug113

History

Western Jungle War

On June 6th, 2022, Icarus joined in the planning of a joint raid on the nation of Blockchainistan with the nations of Kingdom of ErrorL and 境界の西部共和国 for the sole purpose of getting players Abbyshapiro and TrustThePlan to log on so they could be pearled. This is because both players had raided Icarus days prior, destroying all their factories and taking most of their stuff. However, they never ended up logging on, making their official involvement in the Western Jungle War pointless and caused them to face heavy backlash from their allies in COMRADES. This conflict is what ultimately led Icarus to leaving COMRADES for good. [1][2]

Cordoba Crisis

On June 23rd, Icarian Parliament member Grumpywalnut96 resigned from leadership after it was discovered he had planted an estimated 20+ snitches in the neighboring nation of Cordoba without their permission, claiming that it was to help catch and detain raiders trying to flee from Icarus. Soon after this situation was brought to light, Icarian officials quickly arrived in Cordoban land to dig up the snitches and promptly apologized for the actions of Grumpy. It did not help that this also coincided with a 8d bounty on Grumpywalnut96 posted by the nation of Bing Chilling on the very same day for killing a single sheep within their borders. However, the bounty conflict would be resolved with help from representatives in Arsenio Pact acting as a middle man. [3]

Moving Day

On June 27th, Icarus officially announced they were moving across the map and giving their old claim to Grumpywalnut96. This was for better biome variety and to be closer to their allies, which was a big concern at SOTW. The transition would take over a week and threw Icarus into a nation-wide inactivity endemic, which lasted for a number of weeks.[4]

Raids

After over a month of building up the nation, on August 1st, previous raider Abbyshapiro appeared in the new Icarus claims and proceeded to raid the nation wide storehouse which was under construction at the time. Icarians Glerk and 6114 logged on and chased off Abby, but by then the storehouse had been completely raided, causing for a post to be made by Glerk on the subreddit detailing the damage and getting support from the nation of Valyria (CivMC). The next day on August 2nd, Abbyshapiro returned and greifed the memorial to LIQUID STEREO's deceased girlfriend LivingFungi and to Atlas, Icarus' city in their old land which was greifed by rogue Cordobans. [5][6]

Late into the night of August 10th, infamous raider Vah showed up at the skybunker in Icarus demanding groups to it so he could "collect what was owed to him", this is because according to Vah, Icarian official zolo17 had stolen from him when he was running Fellowship. After being denied, he proceeded to murder both LIQUIDSTEREO and Glerk, eventually spawn camping LIQUIDSTEREO and proceeding to pearl him. After calling for help, 4 members of 境界の西部共和国 logged on and proceeded to engage Vah in Blue Cove, the capital of Icarus. Both SinjoroJoCrafter and Spoonce from Western Boundary ended up pearled as well. However Aetherix managed to free not only them but LIQUIDSTEREO as well soon after. Vah had escaped yet again unfortunately, and discomfort was widespread across Icarus.

The following day on August 11th, LIQUIDSTEREO announced he was resigning as Prime Minister. He cited the events of the night prior as a contributing factor, but also said he just generally hadn't enjoyed logging on Civ for awhile and considered it a chore. He told Icarians that his break could range from "a few weeks to a few years" and that time would only tell.

Looming Infrastructure Crisis

After LIQUIDSTEREO stepped down, the nation remained relatively the same; quiet, but active and slowly expanding. At this point Icarus was also granted access to the farms in their ally Sovia's land, this allowed for more variety in food and exp production. However on September 17th, a blanket ban was carried out by the CivMC admins which included the leader of Sovia, Pirater, for associating with Rhode Island. He requested the ownership of Sovia groups be given to Credix or Liquid so they could continue using the farms and could keep the infrastructure from decaying. This request was denied by the admins, thus dooming the infrastructure in Sovia to eventually completely decay within a few months.