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‘Captain Bananas’ Declares Arx a ‘Pirate Republic’

WOTAN CITY, Ladonia — An unexpected turn of events has unfolded in Ladonia with the curious case of “Captain Bananas,” who has audaciously declared the sculpture Arx as the “Pirate Republic of Banania.” The announcement was made on June 28, 2024, via a Facebook group titled “Cpt Bananas Banania, Pirate Republic a occupied territory of ladonia,” displaying poor spelling and punctuation, presumably due to his Swedish origin.

Shortly after proclaiming his occupation of this iconic Ladonian landmark, Captain Bananas applied for both citizenship and a noble title within Ladonia. In an unexpected move, the Home Office approved both his citizenship and ennoblement, perhaps hoping this would prompt him to end his occupation. Despite these efforts, Captain Bananas continues to maintain his claim over Arx.

Photo of the “Banania” pirate flag from the FB group “Cpt Bananas Banania, Pirate Republic a occupied territory of ladonia”

Following his newly acquired status, Captain Bananas joined the Ladonian Citizens Official Facebook group, where he expressed his enthusiasm for contributing to Ladonia’s artistic preservation efforts. He wrote to the Minister of Art and Jump, requesting to aid in the preservation of Nimis. Additionally, he approached the Prime Minister with a proposal to establish a new Ministry dedicated to pirates and piracy. At the time of this publication, neither the Minister of Art nor the Prime Minister has responded to Captain Bananas’s requests.

The Cabinet is actively discussing how to address this provocative violation of Ladonia’s territorial integrity. Initial reactions within the Cabinet included suggestions as dramatic as making Captain Bananas “walk the plank,” reflecting the frustration his actions have caused.

Captain Bananas’s actions have sparked reactions ranging from amusement to concern among the Ladonian populace, with many citizens taking to social media to share their opinions on this peculiar situation. The government’s response to this self-proclaimed pirate’s demands will be closely watched as they navigate this most recent challenge to Ladonia’s sovereignty.

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  • Max Hogg

    Max Hogg serves as the Communications Coordinator for the Ministry of Information in Ladonia, providing strategic guidance and overseeing the dissemination of information pertaining to the micronation’s policies and developments. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for transparent communication, Max ensures that the citizens of Ladonia and the international community remain well-informed about the nation's affairs. His writings blend insightful analysis with a commitment to fostering a well-connected Ladonian community.

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Max Hogg

Max Hogg serves as the Communications Coordinator for the Ministry of Information in Ladonia, providing strategic guidance and overseeing the dissemination of information pertaining to the micronation’s policies and developments. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for transparent communication, Max ensures that the citizens of Ladonia and the international community remain well-informed about the nation's affairs. His writings blend insightful analysis with a commitment to fostering a well-connected Ladonian community.

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