Referendum on GUM Charter to be held

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The Co-Presidents today signed into law an Act which has authorised a referendum to be held this Friday, 3rd June, on the Charter of the Grand Unified Micronational (GUM). The Government decided to put the Confederation’s ratification of the Charter to a plebiscite, the first in two years, since the constitutional referendum in Leylandiistan in February 2014. The Grand Unified Micronational Charter Referendum Act 2016 was signed into law in the newly-declared capital of Orchardstown this evening. Leylandiistan & Gurvata will be the only prospective member state of the GUM to put the Charter to a referendum.

The law on the referendum has allowed for just one polling station, at the Government Buildings in Orchardstown. Due to the lack of a census or other form of citizenry records, the National Treasury was authorised to supply a list of known residents who pay taxes to the Treasury, in order to create…

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Orchardstown declared capital city of the Confederation

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Above: Orchardstown, as photographed last year, is surrounded by agricultural land and backed by the orchards from which it earns its name

The Co-Presidents have signed legislation which officially designates Orchardstown as the capital of the Confederation of Leylandiistan & Gurvata. The Classification of Locations Act 2016 was signed into law today to acknowledge the fact that much of the government’s activities are already carried out from the Government Buildings in Orchardstown, as well as to address the lack of a defined capital city under previous legislation. The Act also defined Leylandiistan and Gurvata as the two distinct inhabited constituents of the Confederation, and both will be classed as “regions” of the Confederation. Regional capitals were assigned to both regions, with Leylandiistan’s being Orchardstown and Gurvata choosing “the Tree” as their regional capital, being the former venue of the Gurvatan parliament.

As capital of Leylandiistan & Gurvata, Orchardstown will be…

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Überstadt joins the revived GUM

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BELLINGHAM, Washington – King Adam issued a declaration Tuesday night ratifying the Charter of the Grand Unified Micronational (GUM), making Überstadt a full member of the resurrected organization.

This decision marks a reversal of longstanding Überstadti policy against membership in plenary international organizations. When consulting citizens before the ratification, Adam asked them “to reconsider [the policy] at this time.”

“There is a serious problem right now of socializing new micronationalists into the community,” he explained, going on to echo the new GUM Charter’s language on improving new nations’ contributions to the community. Such rhetoric reflects the king’s commitment to bettering micronationalism as a movement, which gained significance in Überstadti foreign policy following Adam’s attendance of MicroCon 2015.

The king said that GUM membership could increase Überstadt’s ability to be a positive influence on the community, and faced no opposition to joining the organization.

Überstadt’s history with the GUM is complicated. It became an observer state during the…

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themicronational on Twitter!

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Hello,

I am delighted to announce that themicronational has a new Twitter account: @rmicrogroup.

We will publish all new posts on it, as well as bringing you more frequent, concise updates. It is also being used as a key news source for the Republic of Mcarthia.

I hope you will take a moment to follow us, and join us on the next step of our journey.

Many thanks,

Kit McCarthy

Editor

 

 

 

International Conflict Organisation Established

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The McCarthy-McFarlane Accords of 2016 have been unveiled, which, amongst other things, announce the formation of the International Military and Warfare Council, an organisation for the management of micronational conflicts.

The Accords establish principles of micronational warfare, and found a new body, the IMWC, to enforce them.

A successor to both the McFarlane Rules of War and Kit McCarthy’s Report into Micronational Warfare and Military activities, the organisation attempts to deal with issues such as the infamous Pannonian War.

The Accords set out strict guidance on when and how a micronational war should be carried out. One of the main principles? Don’t call it a war. Kit McCarthy, Acting Chair, said this:

One of the major problems with the Pannonian War was that many felt calling a war was belittling macronational conflicts. Our solution to this is to create something called a formalised micronational conflict (FMC), which emulates macronational warfare, but by its very nature is not a war.

Other principles (there are 18 core points, alongside points regarding declarations of war, ethics, and surrender) set out in the Accords include:

  1. Safety and legality
  2. Legal oversight by independent watchdogs
  3. Proportional military activity
  4. Active operations
  5. Prevention of damage to uninvolved parties

The principles are based on Kit McCarthy’s Theory of Micronational Warfare.

The Accords provide for both ratification and membership. A party which wishes to remain out of the IMWC can ratify the treaty, which says they agree to go by its provisions, but those who have ratified it then have the option to apply for IMWC membership.

The founding members are:

  1. Republic of Mcarthia (Kit McCarthy)
  2. State of Nedland (Ned Greiner)
  3. Empire of Paravia (Patrick Renwick)
  4. Hugh McFarlane

Any party (country, organisation, etc.) can ratify the treaty, but membership is by application to the Chair (Kit McCarthy at present), and approval by the IMWC Assembly.

The founders were assisted by lawyer Stephen Hill.

You can view the Accords here.

Adam I: The SDP View on the Longest Night in Mercian Politics

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NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: The following is an opinion piece which does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Adammic Express. This is authored by Emperor Adam I in his capacity as Count Adam Belcher, Leader of the Mercian Social Democratic Party.

We were obviously not expecting the result in the Mercian Parliament House yesterday when Earl Eden of the NLP was elected First Minister. We are now in a situation which clearly violates one of the basic principles of a parliamentary democracy, and the lack of clear legislation on forming coalition governments is to blame.

Baron Uberquie has been kind enough to fill me in on some of the details of the Partisan Democracy Act, which created the framework for the current system. It is a given in a parliamentary democracy that any government should ideally have the support of the majority of the legislature and that a minority…

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Intermicronational Olympics Teased by New Micronation

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A proposal for a micronational version of the Olympics has been proposed on the Micronation.org forums. First post from our new contributor Ned Greiner.

Yesterday, on the Micronation.org Forum, Kryemmmeria, a new face on the micronational block, announced that they could be hosting a micronational equivalent of the Olympics.

They plan to found a Micronational Olympic Committee, with a host city. It is most likely that competing nations will be trusted to mail their untampered results to the Committee, like in previous micronational Olympic games.

This is of course mainly due to the inability of many micronationalists to attend such a competition due to their young age and financial constraints.

They posted some details:

Info about the IMOC
Motto: Citius, Altius, Fortius
Formation: May 18th, 2016
HQ: TBVO [to be voted on]
Membership: 0 active members, 1 honorary member
HP: To be elected
Presidents: To be elected
VP: To be elected

So far, nothing but support has been attributed to the new campaign, suggesting that this may indeed be the next Olympics that the community will see.

Updates to follow.