On an expedition through the Pacific Ocean, two British scholars by the names Cornelius Belton and George Oakwell stumbled upon an island, not yet discovered by any other imperialist powers. The year was 1730 and they saw the opportunity to realize their dream of cuting themselves off from the ruling British monarchy.

As respected scholars from Oxford Medical School (Belton) and King’s College Department of History (Oakwell), they shared one dream; to build a nation upon knowledge and wisdom.

They stayed on the island and begun to structure the upcoming republic. A year later the first shipment of goods and families arrived. The journey was rough, many died from scurvy, including Belton’s wife Gloria.

The republic was proclaimed in 1732 and took the name Arimus (latin for ”intellect” and ”consciousness”).

During the WWII, Arimus was occupied by Japanese forces between 1942-1945. The island was used as a depository for supplies, and the coastal town Poseido, SA, was used as a harbour for Japanese submarines.

The Japanese occupation resulted in a growth in child births by 170%.

The Republic of Arimus is a sovereign state but is not a permanent member of the United Nations. In various discussions concerning the Pacific area, Arimus is partly represented by the Federated States of Micronesia.

Arimus has not yet won any Olympic medals.