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.

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Approval Ratings Begin

The Micronational Ratings Agency has launched the Official Intermicronational Political Approval Rating Form, an intermicronational approval and popularity survey.

The first edition of the survey, which can be taken here, includes six politicians:

  • President Kit McCarthy, Republic of Mcarthia
  • Emperor Adam I, Empire of Adammia
  • HL Richard I, Mercia
  • Lord Sir Grant Hawkins, Empire of Adammia
  • Gabriel N. Pelger, Usian Republic
  • Emperor Patrick I, Empire of Paravia

The seventeen responses so far have produced some results:

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Four of the politicians have received perfect scores of 100%: HL Richard I, Emperor Adam I, Gabriel N. Pelger, and Emperor Patrick I. President Kit McCarthy is rated at 72.73%, and Lord Sir Grant Hawkins is rated at 60% approval.

The question asked by the survey is:

Do you approve of theses politician’s intermicronational behaviour, politics, and actions?

Changing opinions are measured using special options: changed to yes and changed to no.

This allows for approval to be measured more or less live, providing that community members use the survey whenever their opinions change.

The percentage is calculated using a total figure of Yes and No. Total Yes would be calculated by adding up all first time yeses, all changed yeses, and then subtracting the number of changed noes – henceforth the anyone who changes to no cancels out their previous yes vote.

The figures will be regularly published, and all participants are provided with updates.

If you’d like to be listed on the survey, contact Kit McCarthy.

Mcarthia Cedes Territory to Austenasia

The Republic of Mcarthia has, in celebration of its 1st anniversary, ceded a small patch of land to the Empire of Austenasia.

President Kit McCarthy of Mcarthia said the following:

I am delighted to announce that the Republic of Mcarthia has donated a 360 square foot patch of land to the Empire of Austenasia, in celebration of our upcoming first anniversary of independence.

I fully appreciate that to give your land away is hardly a traditional celebration of independence, but we felt we owed it to the Empire, as a way of saying thank you for their creation and management of a community which has ultimately allowed Mcarthia to thrive. It seemed appropriate for this to happen around our first anniversary.

The new territory has been named Amerdansk, of the region of Ousten. Speakers of Mcarthian might recognise the symbolism in those two words. I am governor of the territory.

We have further celebrations planned for the upcoming anniversary (16th March), for both our citizens and the community.

The new territory is a piece of land 20 by 18 foot next to the only building in Mcarthia, Government House.