|Other||Kanawikian Creole, Japanese|
|High King||Nikolai (Nikolai III of Kauai)|
|Prime Minister||Ige Yutaca (Socialist)|
|Independence||1954 (from Japan)|
|Currency||Lioo; 1 lioo = 16 kiu = 400 hunu (equal to Japanese lò)|
The High Kingdom of Kanawiki is made up of four kingdoms. They are the Kingdoms of Hawai'i, Maui, Kauai and O'ahu. The High Kingdom was created in the early 20th century, shortly after the Empire of Japan captured Kauai, Lanai, and former Russian Polynesia (modern Nittatò) from Russia in the First Russo-Japanese War of 1903-1905. The official language is Kanawikian, but most speak a creolized form, with significant influence from Japanese.
In the late 18th and early 19th century, most of the kingdoms of the Kanawiki Islands (which were never unified, unlike *here*), fell under the influence of outside powers. Russia gained control of Lanai and Kauai, making Kauai into a protectorate, while Montreiano missionaries converted Hawai'i, and Kemrese missionaries O'ahu. Only Maui remained independent. In 1869, they requested a protectorate from the Empire of Japan, which was granted. In the 1890's, Japan extended its influence to Hawai'i and O'ahu, establishing protectorates over those kingdoms, and building a naval base at Waimomi Harbor (*here*'s Pearl Harbor); following the First Russo-Japanese War in 1905, Japan managed to extend its influence to Lanai and Kauai as well. The High Kingdom was given full autonomy from the Empire of Japan in 1954. The Emperor of Japan remained as symbolic High King, but the actual authority was held by the Viceroy (who rotates among the non-Oahuan kings) and the parliament.
Recently, with the abdication of the Emperor Saisei of Japan, a constitutional crisis was created. Kanawiki law does not provide for abdication or for female succession, and thus it was argued that the new Empress of Japan could not legitimately be High King of Kanawiki, and thus that the position was now empty. Several solutions were proposed (succession by her uncle, Prince Aquixino (first male in line for succession), King of O'ahu as High King, federal republic, Jesus as High King, etc.), but eventually it was decided to merge the positions of High King and Viceroy. On January 3, 2005, King Nikolai III of Kauai was crowned as the new High King of Kanawiki in a ceremony which included a formal handing-over of the Kanawikian Crown Jewels by Her Imperial Majesty.
Nittatò has the king of Kauai as its head of state, with the Emperor of Japan as its Protector.
The International Date Line crosses to the east of Kanawiki and Nittatò. Thus, Kanawiki is 24 hours ahead of *here*'s Hawaii.
The Kanawikian currency is tied to the Japanese currency. 1 Lioo = 1 Lò
Coins in circulation (incomplete)
- Pauna (5 lioo)
- Kalaa (1¼ lioo)
- ½ Lioo (8 kiu)
- Pu (4 kiu)
- ½ Pu (2 kiu)
- Kiu (25 hunu)
- Mome (10 hunu)
- Half-mome (5 hunu)
High Kings of Kanawiki
- Yoxihito (1906-1922) (Emperor Taixò)
- Yasuhito (1922-1932) (Emperor Go-Meidji)
- Hirohito (1932-1954) (Emperor Xòwa)
- Aquihito (1954-2004) (Emperor Saisei)
- Kamehameha (acting, 2004-2005) (King Kamehameha X of Hawai'i)
- Nikolai (2005- ) (King Nikolai III of Kauai)