History of West Who - Over 50 Years of Fun

The Republic of West Who began in late 1969, man landed on the Moon and West Who became a country.  West Who was named after nice but imaginary people called the Who's in a Dr. Suess childrens book.  The history of West Who dates back to the turbulent time of 1969.  The nations was established by John Farr.  He and Craig Carter, two students from California, decided to create their own countries, naming them West Who and Iswas.  Working to develop independent countries the students created their own currency, postage stamps, government, newspapers and other aspects of a nation.   The President of West Who and the Prime Minister of Iswas declared their nations independent of the United States where both students lived in 1970.  Their junior high friends joined in the fun and made their own countries too.  The various micronations declared war on each other, made alliances and generally enjoyed themselves for a number of years.  Over time, West Who developed as an independent micronation.    
 1970 West Who 5 dollar bill

1971 President Farr becomes a dictator

In late 1971, President Farr assumed complete control of the West Who government declaring that West Who was no longer a republic and was now an empire.  Keeping the title of president, Farr in fact became a benovelant dictator.  In reality little changed in West Who.  The population of the nation was so small that the Congress did not function as a counter weight to the President.  There were no sitting members of the Supreme Court to declare the power grab unconstitutional.  For several years, West Who was an empire though eventually President Farr dropped Empire from the official title of West Who.  Many years later citizens voted in a referendum to change the nation's name back to the Republic of West Who.
 1973 West Who currency



Interesting Information

Republic of West Who - Happy times for everyone

Since 1969 West Who has been an independent nation, with citizens living in over 40 nations around the world.


West Who citizens may purchase a passport for $25 US, go to the general information section of this website.


Check out the West Who Flag video on YouTube West Who National Anthem


Horton Hears a Who is the favorite reading book of West Who children.     

MicroCon 2019 in Canada was attended by 44 micronations including West Who, check out the video of events MicroCon 2019


The West Who Space and Planet Exploration Agency - Can West Who put a person on the Moon?  www.westwhospace.com

What is a micronation? Watch this HBO/Vice News story and find out. It features MicroCon 2017 an international summit of micronations, including West Who. 


West Who e-Passports are available to citizens for $25 US dollars or ($125 West Who dollars).  Contact the Ministry of Citizen Affairs for more information.

 www.instagram.com/westwho/ Instagram West Who
MicroCon 2019 former President Farr

Follow West Who on Twitter   twitter.com/WhoGov


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