We just kinda stuck with that for a while, but then people realized they wanted to determine their own rides, so they abolished the presidency and the nation degenerated to where it is now.
Don't ask me how it happened. It was just so fast. At first we were having fun with the prank, but then it became all too real when we got asked to join a trade alliance and somebody declared war on us. The DSA contacted us asking if we wanted to join due to our high respect for personal choices, but we didn't have enough of a government to be able to submit a formal response explaining the situation and they just assumed our answer was yes.