The yellow on the flag represents the day, and the black refers to the darkness of the nighttime. The knight riding a horse in the middle symbolizes the aspiring power and glory of Winthroopstan. Altogether it means the knight will fight for his country, at any time. And one can think that the knight actually symbolizes the proud citizens of Winthroopstan.
The Republic of Winthroopstan was founded by Emperor Dennis on May 14, 2015. He founded it because he was fascinated by the idea of micronationalism, after hearing about a micronation named "Liberland" on the internet. The Emperor immediately declared independence from Germany, and soon he designed a flag (which would later be changed to the current flag). Two good friends of the Emperor became citizens the following week, bringing great enthusiasm to the heyday of the nation. At first, the country was a hobby. The "mascot" of the nation was Winnie the Pooh, who was used to promote the nation, and the Emperor's alias was "Winthroop P.". The country focused on individualism, and the Emperor was the absolute ruler.
The Reform of August 2015
In August 2015, the Emperor and his citizens were still completely enthusiastic about the idea of Winthroopstan. But, for the Emperor, there was one issue: The nation wasn't being taken seriously, and it wasn't being taken completely seriously by the citizens, or even himself. So, one day, the Emperor changed the flag and changed the political system to a republic. The "Pooh Bear obsession" was completely abolished too, though the national animal still is the bear, honoring the childish past of the nation. Since then HIM, Emperor Dennis I has taken the full responsibility of being the leader of a micronation with honor.
The Mass Immigration of November 2016
On November 19, 2016 the nation had 8 new citizens join all at once. This might not sound like a lot, but for a little micronation like ours, it is. The immigration was caused by Winthroopstan taking over another country, and those people chose to join Winthroopstan. The citizens were awarded with 100 Wimbro (our currency) each and given important jobs. Since then, the country has been thriving better than it ever has been.
As of 2018, Winthroopstan has 28 registered citizens, with territory mostly in the Federal Republic in Germany, and two houses in the USA and two citizens in the United Kingdom.