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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Welcome to Zibloxlia

Zibloxlia is an island the size of south Wales, found 150 miles south west of Ireland. It was discovered and settled in 1492 by a group of English people who had got lost on the way to Malta.

The leader of the expedition, Neil Argento, appointented himself King Neil I of this new land, which he named Neilburg. Its present name, Zibloxlia, was soon adopted by the population after the death of King Neil I. (Neilburg remains the name of the second city, home of the island's business district. Thiaville is the capital city of the island nation.)

This island nation remained a monarchy until 1876 when King Neil VI died without leaving an heir to the throne. It quickly reformed itself into a republic and Marissa Birkheuer was elected the first president of the republic of Zibloxlia.

As president, she started the tradition of making a tuna sandwich for the leader of the newly founded senate. According to the new constitution, each candidate for president must deliver four cans of tuna to the speaker, naming those cans of tuna after four members of the cast of Friends.

She used the names Joey, Monica, Rachel and Ross for her first candidacy. Rival candidate Jeff Smith was famously the only one to chose the name Chandler for one of his cans. He received five votes and was caught in a heavy rain storm on the way home. No presidential candidate has used the name Chandler since.

The main geographical feature on Zibloxlia is Kendra's Mount, found near Keelie's river. Kendra Otuza was famous for living in a cabin on the side of this mountain. Her unique vantage point proved crucial in alerting the islanders to an incoming invasion fleet while she was out collecting pine cones. The mountain was named in her honour.

The national currency is the Thia, which is currently worth $4.28 (USD) or £2.39 (GBP). Th1 (one Thia) is worth 12 billings, with ½b and ¼b coins. The ¾b coin was a short lived coin minted for only twelve days in 1895. Other coins are worth 1b, 3b, 6b and Th1.

The island's chief exports are wood, mineral water, meat, financial services, technology and maize.

As well as the sandy beaches on the south and west coasts, the island's historic monuments and culture are popular with tourists. Thiaville hosts a yearly cultural festival of the arts. It is popular amoung people too cool for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Flights to Zibloxlia leave daily from New York JFK, Daventry International and Helsinki International. For a more sedate journey, a passenger ferry goes between Portsmouth and Keelieport daily. Visitors are welcome so long as they bring a passport. There is no need to apply for a entry visa beforehand, but visitors may find a visa or a mastercard useful for shopping.


  • Liar.

    Your search - Zibloxlia - did not match any documents.

    By Blogger Rori, At 1:38 AM, August 11, 2005  

  • Just wait till Google scans my site again.

    Then I'll have legitimacy! Legitimacy I tell you!

    Anyway, would you like a passport?

    By Blogger Bill P. Godfrey, At 10:29 AM, August 11, 2005  

  • You mean its not real?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 1:23 AM, August 12, 2005  

  • Having been propelled through time through a freakish polly pocket accident, and being a rightful heir to the throne, I am currently arranging troups for an uprising to re-instate the monarchy.

    There will be a King Ne.... um... a King again.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 9:56 AM, August 12, 2005  

  • Never! I am descended from the half brother of King Neil II which me the heir.

    Plus I've got a bigger army that you.

    My grandfather tried to reclaim is rightful place, but that traitorous Kendra saw my fleet coming.

    By Anonymous The rightful King Neil XII, At 3:52 PM, August 12, 2005  

  • That's easy for you to say. I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth. North side of our town faced east, and east was facing south. So you dare to look me in the eye - them are crockodile tears what you cry, the simple things you say are complicated, I look pretty good - that's cause I'm backdated - oh yeah.

    Substitute - Me king - not him
    Substitute - ask my friend Jim
    Substitute - uprising on
    Oh dear, where has your army gone?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 11:58 PM, August 12, 2005  

  • Are all the kings called Neil?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 1:32 AM, August 13, 2005  

  • The ones throughout recorded history do. There is that period of "the dark ages" where records mysteriously disappeared... and least, all the Christian records disappeared - but no-one really wants to talk about it...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 10:42 PM, August 13, 2005  

  • Ha ha! I win!

    I will be king again. King Bruce the 1st!

    [what, your name isn't Neil - that might cause some confusion]

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 9:37 AM, August 19, 2005  

  • But it's written into Zibloxlian law that there will be a beheading of anyone not named Neil, or who changes their name from Neil who becomes/has become king.

    You'd be able to change your name to Neil, but you'd not be able to change it back. [People get confused too easily]

    That said, it's a moot point [I was looking in the moot earlier... the pirahnas are doing well] as I am the rightful King Neil so yah boo sucks!

    King Bruce indeed, the cheek of it!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 4:00 PM, September 07, 2005  

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