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by Jim Holmes; redrawn by Joseph McMillan
EnenKio purports to be the native Marshallese name of Wake Island, an insular possession of the United States administered by the Department of the Interior. The claim of EnenKio's sovereignty is spelled out at http://www.enenkio.org, but see the cautionary information below.
Utilizing a format derived from the Marshallese Republic flag, yet distinct
in its own right, the "royal" blue background, representing the vastness of
Pacific Ocean waters surrounding the islands of EnenKio Atoll, is penetrated by
two expanding diagonal "Rays" of color, depicting the two island chains of the
Republic, our closest southern neighbor. The white ray stands for the Ratak
Chain, the orange for the Ralik Chain; "sunrise" and "sunset" respectively. A
single white star, symbolizing Eneen-Kio Atoll, stands at the pinnacle of the
archipelago, as a jewel in the "crown" of the Monarch, one of the most treasured
atolls of his ancestral heritage of the King's 10 atolls in the Ratak chain .
The white color in the star stands for the dawning of the light of justice,
freedom, prosperity and truth.
Jim Holmes, 15 November 1999
This link and flag was reported in April 1999. It figures prominently among
the ImagiNations, as Wake Island does really exist. This flag is nearly stolen
from the Marshall Islands, including the description, and might be classed
alongside the Angolan PREA flag as a virtual flag. But of course I might be
wrong. Perhaps the name EnenKio is an alternative name for Wake Island, I don't
Jarig Bakker, 15 November 1999
I'd take this with caution. The last time I looked, this EnenKio Atoll (with
this flag) was a micronation with no real existence.
Jorge Candeias, 16 November 1999
At best, the situation with EnenKio (although the local name appears to be
correct) is a micronation, at worst, a potential fraud according to Marshall
Island officials (Marshall Islands Journal, May 1, 1998). The Marshall
Islands government has notified all countries with which it has diplomatic ties
that the claims of the Kingdom of EnenKio are fradulent. Reportedly, the only
diplomatic ties that EnenKio has are with an entity calling itself the Dominion
of Melchizidek (DoM). In 1999, the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency warned that
the DoM had been involved in international fraud since 1990.
Phil Nelson, 2 February 2000