Thousands flocked the streets of North Albion yesterday when it was announced that the great leader, Kam Er-Un, was "in great health and just about to go on his annual skiing trip".
Men and women fell to the ground in an outpouring of grief seldom seen before and a weeping BBC newscaster announced, "I guess my job's on the line too in 2012!"
The great new leader, Kam Er-Un is untried and untested. The baby-faced 48-year-old went to school in Eton and has been frequently criticised for his playboy life stye.
However, there are already fears he is too inexperienced and has spent too little time in the country to take on the top role. Experts have said Kam Er-Un is not ready to rule as he has only been groomed for the job for three years.
North Albion is a totalitarian state, brutalised into poverty, where banking corruption is endemic and Kam Er-Un has combined Tory ideology with a cult of personality that brooks no opposition.
While its southern neighbours have become some of the world's most advanced and successful economies, North Albion has never really recovered from the collapse of the old British Empire and the years of under investment.
And in a development likely to worry observers, the pariah state recently test-fired an unprovoked short-range verbal barrage on the southern city of Brussels.
There are also fears that one of his generals, Jon Ill (in-the-head) «Red» Wood, who is believed to rule behind the scenes, could make a power grab.
North Albion, long hampered by under investment and unable to feed its own people, is desperate for aid.