Kuboia (generally pronounced "Cue-boy-ay" or "Coo-boy-ay", though most Americans pronounce it as "Cue-bay-ah") or Republic of Kuboia is a country located in the Jetanie Archipelago in Europe that has marinal borders with Jetania, Marvatia, Ziakoren and Sycrene. Founded in 1946, Kuboia was originally a sub-region in Jetania until it officially became an independent country in 1987.
1946 to 1984
Main article: Dominion of Kuboia
After the establishment of Jetania at the end of World War II, John Kunning decided to flee the country and head to the north west area of the country, taking a few rebellious individuals with him. They decide to create a region based on the land they had discovered and named it Kuboia, a combination of Kunning's name and the name of one of Kunning's followers Garnett Boastful. Kuboia was initially a sub-region of Jetania, with Kunning forming a partnership with Derrick Harlock so the region could have the money to build its own building and homes, and fund its own schemes.
1984 to 1987
Main article: Kuboian Independence Movement
In mid-1983, then-president Joshua Stewart suggested that Kuboia should become independent from Jetania and officially become its own country. Stewart was disappointed with Derrick Harlock's "corrupt" nature, who claimed that Harlock was abusive, manipulative and claimed that Kuboia was "his".
Announced in February 1984, the 1984 Kuboian Independence Referendum took place on 13th September, 1984. The vote asked Kuboian citizens if they would like the area to become an official country, with 88% voting "Yes". Kuboia became an official country on 30th March 1987.
Late 1980s and 1990s
After Kuboia became its own country, trading with Jetania decreased drastically, and the country began to focus on producing its own goods and services.
Kuboia officially adapted the Euro on 1st January, 1991, and discontinued official use of the Jetin on 31st March that year. Also on 1st January, 1991, guns were legalised in the country.
Modern Kuboian culture started to begin during this era. Kuboian media also started to widen, with the launch of the first fully-Kuboian television channel, Vision Network, in 1988, as well as the creation of Kantasy in the early 1990s. However, media at the time was often produced cheaply or tediously. Many knockoff products (of international brands) were produced in the early 1990s.
In November 1992, the marriage age in Kuboia became sixteen years old. Beforehand, there was no marriage age. The marriage age was lowered to thirteen years old in April 1996.
The official school system in Kuboia was established in August 1996. Beforehand, schools in Kuboia operated under their own, often unorganised, system. However, a flagship school system began to be slowly established throughout the early 1990s.
A minimum wage was established in the country in June 1999.
In January 2004, Kuboia introduced a policy which involved the internet in the country switching off from 10:00p.m. to 6:00a.m. on school nights. Later that year, the policy was changed so it only affected homes with children, and parents can choose to turn it off. As of 2019, the policy is still active.
In August 2004, it became illegal in Kuboia to bring weapons into schools and other educational departments.
On 2nd January, 2006, it became illegal for a child under the age of nine to use a gun, except in extreme circumstances. That same day, it also became illegal in the country for anybody under twenty years old to marry somebody who is twelve months older or younger than them.
According to statistics, Kuboia was unaffected by the global financial crisis of 2007–2008, though the country's birth rate did drop from 2.40 in 1999 to 1.97 in 2008.
According to statistics, Kuboia was mostly unaffected by the 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic. It is believed that the decline of tourism the country suffered in the 2010s is the reason for the lack of affect.
- Main article: Culture in Kuboia
People in Kuboia described Kuboia during the late 1980s to late 2000s as the term Kuboian renaissance because of their innovation, dramatic change in culture after the independence of Kuboia, technological development, and etc.
- Main article: Economy of Kuboia
Kuboia uses three types of economies which is participatory economy, natural economy and a planned economy. They have a low level of corruption and they have the third largest GDP in the Jetanie Archipelago behind of Marvatia and Jetania. The service sector makes up 85% of the Kuboian economy.
- Main articles: Politics of Kuboia, Taxation in Kuboia and Federal budget of Kuboia
Kuboia is a unitary, presidential, participatory democratic republic. Kuboian political system is operated under the 1987 Kuboian Constitution. Participatory democracy eventually replaced representative democracy in the early 2010s when the 2012 Kuboian constitutional referendum succeeded.
- Main article: North Kuboia
- Main article: East Kuboia
- Main article: Kuboian Overseas Territories
- Agadoo; located below Spain and above northern Africa.
- Kunning Islands; located next to eastern Canada and the North Atlantic Ocean.
- Obstinsel; located above the Indian Ocean.
- Akiarnida - one of the five major cities during Ancient Kuboia and it's one of the 47 capitals of the Chiefdom of Owakoi. (Defunct by 100 BC)
- Amarue - the 2nd biggest city of Kuboia during the Middle Ages, it's one of the 47 capitals of the Chiefdom of Owakoi and that's where the first Owahockoot was born to the world that's still currently alive in the Kuboian National Zoo in Hausekeep. (Defunct by 1891 AD)
- Fymapraece - one of the five major cities during Ancient Kuboia and it's the fifth largest city in Ancient Kuboia. (Defunct by 125 AD)
- Governhause - where the original three founders of Kuboia residented. It has since been merged into Hausekeep and it's also the former capital of Kuboia. (Defunct by 1989 AD)
- Ikanzika - one of the five major cities during Ancient Kuboia. (Defunct by 520 AD)
- Owahock - one of the five major cities during Ancient Kuboia and it's the biggest city in Ancient Kuboia and Medieval Kuboia. (Defunct by 1887 AD)
- Raboearaet - one of the five major cities during Ancient Kuboia. (Defunct by 1293 AD)
- Tyamaera - it's one of the 47 capitals of the Chiefdom of Owakoi, it was the last capital of the chiefdom and was destroyed by Dominion of Kuboia. (Defunct by 1987 AD)
- Zauoarela - it's one of the 47 capitals of the Chiefdom of Owakoi and was also destroyed by the Dominion of Kuboia. (Defunct by 1967 AD)