Keclia (pronounced "kets-lia"), officially the Commonwealth of Keclia, is a sovereign country in the Caribbean Sea.
Keclia is a member of the United Nations, Francophonie, Commonwealth of Nations, NATO Partnership for Peace, Association of Caribbean States, World Trade Organization, Organization of American States, Caribbean Community, Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, G21, BRICKS, MIKKTA, UNECLAC, PROSUR, and MERCOSUR.
The name "Keclia" originates from Nahuatl. Before colonization, it was inhabited by Mayan tribes. During the colonial era, Keclia was colonized by Germany, with some Spanish and Portuguese settlements. After WWI, it became a League of Nations mandate of Canada. Several settlements with German names were renamed after Canadian cities, Canadian or British historical figures, or First Nations groups. (For example, Kaiserstadt was renamed MacDonald, after John A. MacDonald.) During the interwar period, Canadians were encouraged to settle in Keclia, as it had warmer weather than most of Canada. During WWII, the Canadian government relocated Japanese-Canadians to Keclia. After WWII, it became an UN Trust Territory of Canada. Between 1958 and 1962, Keclia was part of the West Indies Federation, while retaining ties to Canada. When the Federation dissolved, Keclia became part of Canada again, this time as an "external territory"; a similar status to unincorporated US territories like Puerto Rico. Keclia inherited the flag, coat of arms, motto, and anthem of the Federation as a Canadian external territory, and still uses these symbols as an independent nation. On July 1, 1990, Keclia became an independent Commonwealth Realm. In 1993, the new capital city, Capital City, was completed, replacing the old parliament buildings in MacDonald. Keclia has closer relations with Canada than it does with geographically-closer Commonwealth Realms, such as Belize or Jamaica. Keclia has disputed claims to the Miskito Coast, the Cayman Islands, and the ABC Islands, dating back to the German colonial era.
- Motto: "To dwell together in unity"
- Anthem: "A Song for Federation"
- Capital: Capital City
- Largest city: MacDonald
- National languages: English, French, German
- Recognized minority languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Patois, Nahuatl, Japanese
- Government: Parliamentary constitutional monarchy (Commonwealth Realm)
- Demonym: Keclian
- Currency: Keclian dollar ($) (KCD) (CAD, JMD, and XCD also legal tender)
- Time zone: UTC-5 (Eastern Time)
- Summer (DST): UTC-4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
- Date format: MM/DD/YYYY (CE)
- Drives on the: right
- Calling code: +1 (NANP)
- ISO 3166 codes: KC, KEC
- Internet TLD: .kc
- (more TBA)
- Caidin Johnson (1929-2011), a children's entertainer and the "Keclian Mr. Rogers", who hosted the KBC children's staple, The Caidin Show.
- Pat Robertson, televangelist
- Haim Saban, adapted Super Sentai for Anglophone audiences as Power Rangers
- Billy Mays
- Mary Tyler Moore
- Grant Tinker
- Michael Rosen (British-Keclian)
- Jack Black (Keclian-American)
- Wilford Brimley (Keclian-American)
Famous Keclian inventions
- Secondary audio program, invented in 1971 to broadcast programs in English, French, and German simultaneously.
- ATSC digital terrestrial TV, invented in 1982.
- Keclia uses the ITU prefixes VA-VG for callsigns.
- Keclia used NTSC for analog television, and uses ATSC for digital terrestrial television. However, there are 2 differences from the US and Canada: Keclia does use channel 1, and frequencies/virtual channel numbers are assigned to whole networks like in Australia, rather than to individual stations. The analog switchoff was at the same time as Canada.