The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Westarctica

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Front cover of The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Westarctica

The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Westarctica is a book written by Grand Duke Travis in 2012 about the history of Westarctica and its struggle to gain recognition as a sovereign nation.


The book is written as a first-person memoir and carefully details Travis' motivations for creating Westarctica as well as his early activities to turn the nation into something real.

The plot includes a long chapter about the period from 2006 - 2010, when Travis was not involved with Westarctica. This section includes statements from the Duke of Waesche as well as e-mail fragments to help piece together the events that occurred during that time.


The book contains two appendices, one giving a list of all members of the Hereditary Nobility of Westarctica and the second showing a list of all knights and dames of the Order of the Snowflake. These sections are periodically updated with new names as new editions of the book are published.


A German version of the Sixth Edition was released in August 2018. Westarctican citizen, and native German speaker, Christian Seitz did the translation work.

In September 2018, an Italian translation of the Sixth Edition was completed by Elisa Ghirardi.