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[[w:Hindi|Hindi]]: क्यूपर्टिनो संधि <br/>
 
[[w:Hindi|Hindi]]: क्यूपर्टिनो संधि <br/>
 
[[w:Estonian language|Estonian]]: Cupertino Liit <br/>
 
[[w:Estonian language|Estonian]]: Cupertino Liit <br/>
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[[w:Norwegian language|Norwegian]]: Cupertino-alliansen <br/>
  
 
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| colspan="1.5" align="center" |[[File:Cupertinocoatofarms.svg|100px]]
 
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| colspan="1" align="center" |[[Logo of the Cupertino Alliance|Logo]]
 
| colspan="1" align="center" |[[Coat of arms of the Cupertino Alliance|Coat of Arms]]<ref>Lycon, Jayden (7 April 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kB4_lZlqEP7K6rZphcfiHehvtJSb4fsOU9fWXq8O__I/edit?usp=sharing Greater Coat of Arms Act]</ref>
 
| colspan="1" align="center" |[[Coat of arms of the Cupertino Alliance|Coat of Arms]]<ref>Lycon, Jayden (7 April 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kB4_lZlqEP7K6rZphcfiHehvtJSb4fsOU9fWXq8O__I/edit?usp=sharing Greater Coat of Arms Act]</ref>
 
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|'''Membership'''
 
|'''Membership'''
 
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|[[File:Flag of Ponderosa Hills.svg|25px|border]] [[Socialist Federal Union of Ponderosa Hills]]
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|{{flag|Aenopia}}
|[[File:Aenopia flag.svg|25px|border]] [[Empire of Aenopia]]
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|{{flag|Australis}}
|[[File:Yu-Xia_Republic_flag.png|25px|border]] [[Republic of Yu-Xia]]
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|{{flagiconstart|Belgica Flag.png}} [[Belgica]]
||[[File:Housgurd.png|25px|border]] [[Hausgurd Union of the Crowns]]
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|{{flag|Burdette}}
|[[File:Flag_of_the_Kingdom_of_Wegmat.svg|25px|border]] [[Kingdom of Wegmat]]
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|{{flag|Desert District}}
|[[File:Tesforia_Flag.png|25px|border]] [[People's Republic of Tesforia]]
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|{{flag|Elava}}
|[[File:Flag of Pinelandia • Drapeau de Pinelandia.png|25px|border]] [[Kingdom of Pinelandia]]
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|{{flag|Floriland}}
|[[File:Atiera flag.svg|25px|border]] [[Kingdom of Atiera]]
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|{{flag|Huai Siao}}
|[[File:Flag_of_Australis.svg|25px|border]] [[Unified Royal States of Australis]]
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|{{flag|Humberlea}}
|[[File:Flag scoria.png|25px|border]] [[Republic of Scoria]]
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|{{flagiconstart|KranoyaNewFlag.jpg}} [[Kranoya]]
|[[File:QaflananFlag.png|25px|border]] [[Qaflana|Empire of Qaflana]]
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|{{flag|Lundenwic}}
|[[File:New Flag of Centralia.png|25px|border]] [[Confederation of Nova Tromsø]]
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|{{flag|Lurdentania}}
|[[File:Flag of Aswington.png|25px|border]] [[Republic of Aswington]]
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|{{flag|Monmark}}
|[[File:Flag of Humberlea.png|25px|border]] [[Kingdom of Humberlea]]
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|{{flag|New Athens}}
|[[File:SaspearianFlag.jpg|25px|border]] [[Saspearian]]
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|{{flag|Northwood-Oregon}}
|[[File:Flag_of_Desert_District_.png|25px|border]] [[Desert District]]
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|{{flag|Novus Hierosolymis}}
|[[File:Flag v2.png|25px|border]] [[The Free Nation of New Athens]]
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|{{flag|Oskonia}}
|[[File:WestSay.png|25px|border]] [[Kingdom of West Sayville]]
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|{{flag|Pibocip}}
|[[File:New Monmarkian Imperial Standard.png|25px|border]] [[United Kingdoms of Greater Monmark]]
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|{{flag|Pinelandia}}
|[[File:Flag Huai siao.png|25px|border]] [[Empire of Huai Siao]]
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|{{flag|Ponderosa Hills}}
|[[File:Lurdentanian Flag.png|25px|border]] [[Empire of Lurdentania]]
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|{{flag|Pontunia}}
|[[File:Lundenwicflag1.png|25px|border]] [[Imperial Grand Duchy of Lundenwic]]
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|{{flag|Qaflana}}
|[[File:Flag of the Iceni Kingdom.png|25px|border]] [[State of Iceni]]
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|{{flag|Revalia}}
|[[File:FlagofBD.png|25px|border]] [[Kingdom of Burdette]]
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|{{flag|Saspearian}}
|[[File:PlushuniaFlag2.png|25px|border]] [[Plushunia]]
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|{{flagiconstart|TC873034198-9-330-400-54-24-ChildTemplate.png}} [[The Soyuzist Republic]]
|[[File:Flag of Vishwamitra.svg|25px|border]] [[State of Vishwamitra]]
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|{{flag|Snagov}}
|[[File:KWPFlag.svg|25px|border]] [[Kingdom of Waterside Park]]
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|{{flag|Stormhold}}
|[[File:Flag of Wendatia.svg|25px|border]] [[Co-operative Republic of Wendatia]]
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|{{flag|Tesforia}}
|[[File:Flag of Novus Hierosolymis.png|25px|border]] [[Novus Hierosolymis]]
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|{{flag|Vishwamitra}}
|[[File:Revalian flag.png|25px|border]] [[Revalian Kingdom]]
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|{{flag|Waterside Park}}
|[[File:Northwood-oregon (2).svg|25px|border]] [[Kingdom of Northwood-Oregon]]
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|{{flag|Wegmat}}
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|{{flag|Wendatia}}
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|{{flag|West Sayville}}
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|{{flag|Yu-Xia}}
 
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|'''Chair of the Board'''
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|'''[[Chair of the Cupertino Alliance|Chair of the Board]]'''
|[[Logan Ross]]
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|'''Lieutenant Chair'''
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|'''[[Lieutenant Chair of the Cupertino Alliance|Lieutenant Chair]]'''
|[[Matthew Xia]]
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|{{LtCAChair}}
 
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|'''Superior Judge'''
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|'''[[Superior Judge of the Cupertino Alliance|Superior Judge]]'''
|[[Brennan Sullivan]]
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|'''Establishment'''
 
|'''Establishment'''
 
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|<small>– Indepedent Economical Union founded</small>
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|<small>– Independent Economical Union founded</small>
 
|<small> 20 October [[2018]] </small>
 
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| colspan="3" align="center" |<big>'''[http://www.cupertinoalliance.ca/ cupertinoalliance.ca]'''</big> <br> <big> '''[https://forms.gle/52dGt3DEV9mbpuEb7 Application Form]'''</big>
 
| colspan="3" align="center" |<big>'''[http://www.cupertinoalliance.ca/ cupertinoalliance.ca]'''</big> <br> <big> '''[https://forms.gle/52dGt3DEV9mbpuEb7 Application Form]'''</big>
 
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The '''Cupertino Alliance''' ({{IPAc-en|ˌ|k|uː|p|ər|ˈ|t|iː|n|oʊ|ɑː|l|ɑː|ɪ|ə|n|s}} {{Audio|Cupertinoalliance.ogg|listen}}) (also known as the '''CUP'''<ref>Lycon, Jayden (31 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gAORETeB1s8o_YagKGkYNF1WF4EMkDasRNZsfJxw0aA/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Gazette Issue 9]</ref>,  also formerly known as the '''Epic Union''', '''Independent Economical Union''', and the '''Cupertino Unified Micronational''')<ref>Division of Membership Attainment (21 February 2020)  
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The '''Cupertino Alliance''' ({{IPAc-en|ˌ|k|uː|p|ər|ˈ|t|iː|n|oʊ|ɑː|l|ɑː|ɪ|ə|n|s}} {{Audio|Cupertinoalliance.ogg|listen}}) (also known as the '''CUP''' or '''CA'''<ref>Lycon, Jayden (31 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gAORETeB1s8o_YagKGkYNF1WF4EMkDasRNZsfJxw0aA/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Gazette Issue 9]</ref>,  also formerly known as the '''Cupertino Unified Micronational''')<ref>Division of Membership Attainment (21 February 2020)  
  [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Vkntr3rYlsFdIpcO08VQhEnjiejw8Q3SWy4GF7j06rc/edit?usp=sharing Orientia Remarks] ''"...as [REDACTED]] wanted to join for the informal name of the alliance, also known as the “CUM”."''</ref><ref> Lycon, Jayden (7 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CVM3LiLijLRuX2-woyg13dIF2Tik5neFfSUQgGTvYxY/edit?usp=sharing Naming Protocol]</ref> is an [[intermicronational organization]] founded on 10 March 2019. Headquartered at [[Point Cupertino]], [[Fifth Aenderian Republic|Aenderia]], it was created out of Aenderia's distaste for the [[Grand Unified Micronational]] and their accusations that the [[Criticism of the GUM|GUM had become an exclusive and overrated organization]], however since then the organisation has grown into an independent, reputable hub within the micronational community. {{As of|2021|5|7}}, the Cupertino Alliance has 29 full member states and 1 observer state.
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  [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Vkntr3rYlsFdIpcO08VQhEnjiejw8Q3SWy4GF7j06rc/edit?usp=sharing Orientia Remarks] ''"...as [REDACTED]] wanted to join for the informal name of the alliance, also known as the “CUM”."''</ref><ref> Lycon, Jayden (7 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CVM3LiLijLRuX2-woyg13dIF2Tik5neFfSUQgGTvYxY/edit?usp=sharing Naming Protocol]</ref> is an [[intermicronational organization]] founded on 10 March 2019. Headquartered at [[Point Cupertino]], [[Fifth Aenderian Republic|Aenderia]], it was created out of Aenderia's distaste for the [[Grand Unified Micronational]] and their accusations that the [[Criticism of the GUM|GUM had become an exclusive and overrated organization]], however since then the organisation has grown into an independent, reputable hub within the micronational community. As of 21 August 2021, the Cupertino Alliance has 34 full member states and 3 observer states.
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
During the creation of the alliance, various names were thrown around. Some were satire which parodied off the Grand Unified Micronational <ref>Lycon, Jayden and Efton, William (12 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B0NETSBSk2B7DiFAG0_B7-ifxB6CgHlc/view?usp=sharing 2 North Americans attempt to find a name]</ref> whilst William Efton decided to call it "Project Esperanza" for the time being. <ref>Efton, William (12 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/12_usX6p-GJGAeLjsFQOBSnQzC9XObnNc/view?usp=sharing Project Esperanza]</ref> The current name, "Cupertino Alliance", was suggested randomly by Jayden Lycon. Efton, at the time an [[w:Apple Inc.|Apple]] fan loved the idea. <ref>Lycon, Jayden and Efton, William (12 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZECNj7dbgFxJ0cIs6rw2EhsVWMlrZDOm/view?usp=sharing Lycon suggests the Cupertino Alliance]</ref> (Apple being located at [[w:Cupertino, California|Cupertino, California]]. <ref>Apple Inc. (n.d.) [https://www.apple.com/retail/appleparkvisitorcenter/ Apple Park Visitor Centre]</ref>)
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During the creation of the alliance, various names were suggested. Some suggestions were satirical, being parodies of the name of the Grand Unified Micronational, whilst William Efton decided to call it "Project Esperanza" for the time being.<ref>Lycon, Jayden and Efton, William (12 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B0NETSBSk2B7DiFAG0_B7-ifxB6CgHlc/view?usp=sharing 2 North Americans attempt to find a name]</ref><ref>Efton, William (12 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/12_usX6p-GJGAeLjsFQOBSnQzC9XObnNc/view?usp=sharing Project Esperanza]</ref> The current name, "Cupertino Alliance", was suggested randomly by Jayden Lycon. Efton, who at the time was an [[w:Apple Inc.|Apple]] fan, which was based at [[w:Cupertino, California|Cupertino, California]], liked the suggestion.<ref>Apple Inc. (n.d.) [https://www.apple.com/retail/appleparkvisitorcenter/ Apple Park Visitor Centre]</ref><ref>Lycon, Jayden and Efton, William (12 March 2019 [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZECNj7dbgFxJ0cIs6rw2EhsVWMlrZDOm/view?usp=sharing Lycon suggests the Cupertino Alliance]</ref>
  
As neither Lycon and Efton lived near the city of Cupertino (both live in [[w:Toronto|Toronto]] <ref>Lycon, Jayden (17 March 2019) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bIhMdA_GNQSuO6XVABpsZ69eiFaLNZsNFA-sAZdArMw/edit?usp=sharing Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau]</ref> and [[w:Austin|Austin]] <ref>Efton, William (15 January 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AEJVBRcDSlPsNCp5oQY39CKA4mwxZhbo/view?usp=sharing Efton: "I live in Austin"]</ref> respectively), Efton suggested to claim a plot of land and name it "[[Point Cupertino]]" <ref>Efton, William (12 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uzCMj1ycL8hjht8xM2N7L8_8cGKYEb8o/view?usp=sharing Efton's suggestion to claim Point Cupertino]</ref>. This was later given assent from both the House of Commons of Aenderia <ref>Lycon, Jayden (13 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YJy3kktbJj8Kvn4WDMYWmbD343og1aWR/view?usp=sharing HoC: Send an expedition for Point Cupertino]</ref> and by then-president [[Milaw Oakforrest]]. <ref>Lycon, Jayden and Oakforrest, Milaw (13 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JGZN4Pq8tM8p_ho46bDBYbNXB5WemRl5/view?usp=sharing Presidential assent given to the colonization of Point Cupertino]</ref>. The name was kept for the revival of the alliance.
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As neither Lycon and Efton lived near the city of Cupertino (both live in [[w:Toronto|Toronto]] <ref>Lycon, Jayden (17 March 2019) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bIhMdA_GNQSuO6XVABpsZ69eiFaLNZsNFA-sAZdArMw/edit?usp=sharing Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau]</ref> and [[w:Austin|Austin]] <ref>Efton, William (15 January 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AEJVBRcDSlPsNCp5oQY39CKA4mwxZhbo/view?usp=sharing Efton: "I live in Austin"]</ref> respectively), Efton suggested to claim a plot of land and name it "[[Point Cupertino]]" <ref>Efton, William (12 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uzCMj1ycL8hjht8xM2N7L8_8cGKYEb8o/view?usp=sharing Efton's suggestion to claim Point Cupertino]</ref>. This was later given assent from both the House of Commons of Aenderia <ref>Lycon, Jayden (13 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YJy3kktbJj8Kvn4WDMYWmbD343og1aWR/view?usp=sharing HoC: Send an expedition for Point Cupertino]</ref> and by then-president [[Milaw Oakforrest]]. <ref>Lycon, Jayden and Oakforrest, Milaw (13 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JGZN4Pq8tM8p_ho46bDBYbNXB5WemRl5/view?usp=sharing Presidential assent given to the colonization of Point Cupertino]</ref> The name was kept for the revival of the alliance.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
===Independent Economical Union===  
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===Background===
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The Cupertino Alliance can trace its lineage back to the 2018 Independent Economic Union. To a lesser extent, it can also he traced back to the 2019 [[North Atlantic Defense Union]] and the second incarnation for the [[Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union)|Organisation of Active Micronations]], are considered to be spiritual predecessors to the modern Cupertino Alliance.
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====Independent Economical Union====
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[[File:Ieu.png|thumb|The IEU logo, the predecessor of the Cupertino Alliance.]]
 
The Independent Economical Union (IEU) was founded on 20 October [[2018]] by Piotr Harniakiewicz "to protect the freedom of economy." Furthermore, it also granted benefits to member nations, including free travel without a visa (Now the ''ÉtatsToronto'' program).<ref> Harniakiewicz, Piotr and Lycon, Jayden (20 October 2018) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/119O2LWg9jG0mH62jb0PgzSEHAEyALmly/view?usp=sharing First messages of the IEU]</ref><ref> Lycon, Jayden (16 January 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wgsoGemWlGvXVD8Fwsc6V_ZqdcER5-uR/view?usp=sharing IEU Free Travel Clearance]</ref><ref>Lycon, Jayden (n.d.) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/10LY5vvPmlJbnARcbHBEQrTaq4fb6hT5n/view?usp=sharing Toronto Accords]</ref>  The first members were Nerdystan, [[Matachewan]] and Aenderia.  
 
The Independent Economical Union (IEU) was founded on 20 October [[2018]] by Piotr Harniakiewicz "to protect the freedom of economy." Furthermore, it also granted benefits to member nations, including free travel without a visa (Now the ''ÉtatsToronto'' program).<ref> Harniakiewicz, Piotr and Lycon, Jayden (20 October 2018) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/119O2LWg9jG0mH62jb0PgzSEHAEyALmly/view?usp=sharing First messages of the IEU]</ref><ref> Lycon, Jayden (16 January 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wgsoGemWlGvXVD8Fwsc6V_ZqdcER5-uR/view?usp=sharing IEU Free Travel Clearance]</ref><ref>Lycon, Jayden (n.d.) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/10LY5vvPmlJbnARcbHBEQrTaq4fb6hT5n/view?usp=sharing Toronto Accords]</ref>  The first members were Nerdystan, [[Matachewan]] and Aenderia.  
  
 
There were 2 parts in the IEU, those being the council and the court. The council consisted of 1 elected individual from each member nation of the IEU and to propose and pass legislation, which will affect all member nations. The court, on the other hand, handled intermicronational disputes between member nations as well as breaches of IEU legislation and the charter. It was presided by a head judge with 2 extra judges.<ref>Harniakiewicz, Piotr (n.d.) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/16glCYEniW-5G5uObEg0TUWtyudyYQ-NP/view?usp=sharing IEU Charter]</ref>
 
There were 2 parts in the IEU, those being the council and the court. The council consisted of 1 elected individual from each member nation of the IEU and to propose and pass legislation, which will affect all member nations. The court, on the other hand, handled intermicronational disputes between member nations as well as breaches of IEU legislation and the charter. It was presided by a head judge with 2 extra judges.<ref>Harniakiewicz, Piotr (n.d.) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/16glCYEniW-5G5uObEg0TUWtyudyYQ-NP/view?usp=sharing IEU Charter]</ref>
  
The IEU is the unofficial predecessor of the Cupertino Alliance. It upheld many of the ideas and people that are in the Alliance today. The IEU played a major part in the [[Robertson Sea Conflict]], but in January 2019, the activity significantly declined. 22 days later, a majority of the members departed the IEU, including Aenderia.<ref>Oakforrest, Milaw (22 January 2019) [https://thedemocrat.video.blog/2019/01/22/aenderia-pulls-out-of-the-ieu/ Aenderia pulls out of the IEU]</ref> It was revived for a short period on 4 March 2019 by [[Brandon Mierzwa]],<ref>Mierzwa, Brandon (13 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fcTxl2jLxBsglTh6S-SLfTEh3Adv6Q9v/view?usp=sharing Brandon revives the IEU]</ref> but ended-up falling back into inactivity about a week later.
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The IEU is the unofficial predecessor of the Cupertino Alliance. It upheld many of the ideas and people that are in the Alliance today. The IEU played a major part in the [[Robertson Sea Conflict]], but in January 2019, the activity significantly declined. 22 days later, a majority of the members departed the IEU, including Aenderia.<ref>Oakforrest, Milaw (22 January 2019) [https://thedemocrat.video.blog/2019/01/22/aenderia-pulls-out-of-the-ieu/ Aenderia pulls out of the IEU]</ref> It was revived for a short period on 4 March by [[Brandon Mierzwa]],<ref>Mierzwa, Brandon (13 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fcTxl2jLxBsglTh6S-SLfTEh3Adv6Q9v/view?usp=sharing Brandon revives the IEU]</ref> but ended-up falling back into inactivity about a week later.
  
===An April Fools Joke===
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====An April Fools Joke====
 
{{See also|MicroWiki:April_Fools%27#Aenderia}}
 
{{See also|MicroWiki:April_Fools%27#Aenderia}}
  
During the decline of the IEU, the Cupertino Alliance was founded on 10 March 2019 by [[Jayden Lycon]] as part of a planned '[[w:joke|joke]]'<ref>Efton, William and Lycon, Jayden (11 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XbKF-TY4cDPeZeE4Y7-Hej5hVGMidGnx/view?usp=sharing Planning the 2019 April Fools Prank]</ref><ref>Lycon, Jayden (n.d.) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WzsUpfcJ1NKcfJCT7Qo7eBAR9JcRDheC/view?usp=sharing Operation: North Macedonia]</ref> on the [[Grand Unified Micronational]] (GUM), as Jayden had believed that the GUM had become a micronational organization that was exclusive and very harsh on the selection process for new members, which he believed would cause the GUM's eventual downfall.<ref>Efton, William (11 March 2019) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MYcm9RtqCbmO5ApngXERmvlMU6G263p72MNZ2NJBPZM/edit?usp=sharing Announcement of Operation North Macedonia]</ref>
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During the decline of the IEU, the Epic Union was founded on 10 March 2019 by [[Jayden Lycon]] as part of a planned '[[w:joke|joke]]'<ref>Efton, William and Lycon, Jayden (11 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XbKF-TY4cDPeZeE4Y7-Hej5hVGMidGnx/view?usp=sharing Planning the 2019 April Fools Prank]</ref><ref>Lycon, Jayden (n.d.) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WzsUpfcJ1NKcfJCT7Qo7eBAR9JcRDheC/view?usp=sharing Operation: North Macedonia]</ref> on the [[Grand Unified Micronational]] (GUM), as Jayden had believed that the GUM had become a micronational organization that was exclusive and very harsh on the selection process for new members, which he believed would cause the GUM's eventual downfall.<ref>Efton, William (11 March 2019) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MYcm9RtqCbmO5ApngXERmvlMU6G263p72MNZ2NJBPZM/edit?usp=sharing Announcement of Operation North Macedonia]</ref>
  
[[File:Ieu.png|thumb|The IEU logo, the predecessor of the Cupertino Alliance.]]
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Jayden proceeded to tell the Aenderian people that Aenderia had been the first-ever micronation to join the EU (Epic Union, the organization's first name), replacing the [[w:United Kingdom|United Kingdom]]'s seat to the "EU", [[w:Brexit|which was set to leave on 29 March 2019]].<ref>Walker, Nigel (6 February 2019) [https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7960 Brexit timeline: events leading to the UK’s exit from the European Union]</ref> This confused many Aenderian citizens, considering during that time Aenderia was still largely a small micronation. <ref>Eftin, Andy and Nicholas, Randouler (12 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rrkZuBGYw741OdMtn0SDDxf5-glnCWzS/view?usp=sharing April Fools Joke on the EU]</ref> William Efton later explained that this was to 'poke fun' at large organizations, have a brand reputation and doesn't do much work, although both Jayden and Efton were both proponents of the [[w:European Union|European Union]] at the time, which was the organization that a majority, if not all, Aenderian citizens thought to be in the announcement.
Jayden proceeded to tell the Aenderian people that Aenderia had been the first-ever micronation to join the EU (Epic Union, the organization's first name), replacing the [[w:United Kingdom|United Kingdom]]'s seat to the "EU", [[w:Brexit|which was set to leave on 29 March 2019]].<ref>Walker, Nigel (6 February 2019) [https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7960 Brexit timeline: events leading to the UK’s exit from the European Union]</ref> This confused many Aenderian citizens, considering during that time Aenderia was still largely a small micronation. <ref>Eftin, Andy and Nicholas, Randouler (12 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rrkZuBGYw741OdMtn0SDDxf5-glnCWzS/view?usp=sharing April Fools Joke on the EU]</ref> William Efton later explained that this was to 'poke fun' at large organizations, have a brand reputation and doesn't do much work, although both Jayden and Efton were both proponents of the [[w:European Union|European Union]] at the time, which was the organization that a majority, if not all Aenderian citizens thought to be in the announcement.
 
  
 
==="Accidental" Creation of the Alliance===
 
==="Accidental" Creation of the Alliance===
This EU prank (dubbed "Operation North Macedonia") then became a full-fledged idea of a brand new intermicronational organization. On 1 April 2019, the alliance was founded, with the starting members of the first phase of the alliance being:
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[[File:Cupertinokrone10.png|300px|thumb|The former 10 Cupertino Krone note, featuring [[Brandon Mierzwa]].]]
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The Epic Union stunt (dubbed "Operation North Macedonia") became a full-fledged idea of a brand new intermicronational organization. On 1 April 2019, the Cupertino Alliance was founded, with the initial members of the first phase of the alliance being [[Aenderia]], [[Misberia]], [[Bepistan]], [[Cloverzem]], [[Groponigën]], and [[Matachewan]].
  
*[[Aenderia]]
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The alliance was originally also planning to invite Flavia, however, they did not go through with these plans for unknown reasons.<ref>Lycon, Jayden and Efton, William (12 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1REqDUFnhBHhlHFpH0l5QwE3AQLJKZueW/view?usp=sharing Nations planned to invite]</ref> The alliance would later include other nations, most notably the [[Somcowian Federation]], to the alliance.
*[[Misberia]]
 
*[[Bepistan]]
 
*[[Cloverzem]]
 
*[[Groponigën]]
 
*[[Matachewan]]
 
  
The alliance was originally also planning to invite Flavia, however, they did not go through with these plans for unknown reasons. <ref>Lycon, Jayden and Efton, William (12 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1REqDUFnhBHhlHFpH0l5QwE3AQLJKZueW/view?usp=sharing Nations planned to invite]</ref> . The alliance would later include other nations, most notably the [[Somcowian Federation]], to the alliance.
 
 
[[File:Cupertinokrone10.png|300px|thumb|The former 10 Cupertino Krone note, featuring [[Brandon Mierzwa]].]]
 
 
During the first phase, the alliance developed multiple agreements, including a [[w:Schengen area|Schengen-type]] visa-free travel agreement,<ref> Lycon, Jayden (20 March 2019) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N4zLZGiu0RGitL2WzHOZ0WEV5S0cL4FKt8i8zTvPCSs/edit?usp=sharing TORONTO AGREEMENT ON FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT WITHIN CA MEMBER STATES,2019]</ref> a unified banknote <ref>Lycon, Jayden (20 March 2019)  [https://docs.google.com/document/d/18cStqiDfZjwy5lzdA1pLDFQXbQKFUBBzdCiv8m8t7f8/edit?usp=sharing RALEIGH AGREEMENT ON CURRENCY WITHIN CA MEMBER STATES, 2019]</ref> and a defence treaty.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (20 March 2019) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dgY9pCrTSaf1hIVBSl_V6VbQkTMRPRjJtRHcf-A24yk/edit?usp=sharing STOCKHOLM AGREEMENT ON DEFENCE WITHIN CA MEMBER STATES, 2019]</ref> Furthermore, the alliance also resolved treaties between nation-states, including a conflict between [[Auvenum]] and [[Bepistan]] regarding the partition of [[White Island]]<ref>Gilzem, Russell (18 May 2019) [http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:https://auvenesepost.wordpress.com/2019/05/18/new-area-expansions-compromise-with-bepistan/ Auvenese Post: New Area Expansions & Compromise with Bepistan] ''Cached''</ref> and an extensive research study regarding a proposed bill in Groponigën regarding the [[w:Christchurch mosque shootings|Christchurch mosque shootings]].<ref> Lycon, Jayden (March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HIEWwsxAPsa1pBAX8x0ChXafim3DqfzU/view?usp=sharing NEW ZEALAND INCIDENT AND RUMORED DISCORD PUNISHMENTS]</ref>  
 
During the first phase, the alliance developed multiple agreements, including a [[w:Schengen area|Schengen-type]] visa-free travel agreement,<ref> Lycon, Jayden (20 March 2019) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N4zLZGiu0RGitL2WzHOZ0WEV5S0cL4FKt8i8zTvPCSs/edit?usp=sharing TORONTO AGREEMENT ON FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT WITHIN CA MEMBER STATES,2019]</ref> a unified banknote <ref>Lycon, Jayden (20 March 2019)  [https://docs.google.com/document/d/18cStqiDfZjwy5lzdA1pLDFQXbQKFUBBzdCiv8m8t7f8/edit?usp=sharing RALEIGH AGREEMENT ON CURRENCY WITHIN CA MEMBER STATES, 2019]</ref> and a defence treaty.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (20 March 2019) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dgY9pCrTSaf1hIVBSl_V6VbQkTMRPRjJtRHcf-A24yk/edit?usp=sharing STOCKHOLM AGREEMENT ON DEFENCE WITHIN CA MEMBER STATES, 2019]</ref> Furthermore, the alliance also resolved treaties between nation-states, including a conflict between [[Auvenum]] and [[Bepistan]] regarding the partition of [[White Island]]<ref>Gilzem, Russell (18 May 2019) [http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:https://auvenesepost.wordpress.com/2019/05/18/new-area-expansions-compromise-with-bepistan/ Auvenese Post: New Area Expansions & Compromise with Bepistan] ''Cached''</ref> and an extensive research study regarding a proposed bill in Groponigën regarding the [[w:Christchurch mosque shootings|Christchurch mosque shootings]].<ref> Lycon, Jayden (March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HIEWwsxAPsa1pBAX8x0ChXafim3DqfzU/view?usp=sharing NEW ZEALAND INCIDENT AND RUMORED DISCORD PUNISHMENTS]</ref>  
  
 
There was a minor controversy when it was revealed that Groponigën never officially joined the Alliance, however, the Alliance decided not to negotiate with the Government of Groponigën choosing to just remove the Kingdom from the Alliance due to miscommunication between both parties.<ref> Oakforrest, Milaw and Lycon, Jayden (23 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fQS3Mh8yOEFkZkCr5s20jmR3g8PYF0Lm/view?usp=sharing Groponigën removed from the CA]</ref>
 
There was a minor controversy when it was revealed that Groponigën never officially joined the Alliance, however, the Alliance decided not to negotiate with the Government of Groponigën choosing to just remove the Kingdom from the Alliance due to miscommunication between both parties.<ref> Oakforrest, Milaw and Lycon, Jayden (23 March 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fQS3Mh8yOEFkZkCr5s20jmR3g8PYF0Lm/view?usp=sharing Groponigën removed from the CA]</ref>
  
===Dissolution===
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Months later, activity in the alliance plummeted due to more important work in other nations. Eventually, there were talks to the Misberian delegate about Lycon having the desire to close the alliance. A few days later, Jayden proposed a dissolution bill for the Cupertino Alliance and was passed. The dissolution voided all Cupertino Alliance projects and agreements, and remains of the Cupertino Krone were void. On 1 June 2019, the act was in effect, and the alliance was closed.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (29 May 2019) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uGTznkMox638iil-lK7XY2MZUVK3VoafFK6U8e-moCw/edit?usp=sharing ACT TO DISSOLVE THE CUPERTINO ALLIANCE]</ref> Though, on 7 July, [[Tony Sweigart]] attempted to revive the alliance.<ref>Sweigart, Tony Von (7 July 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dHx_96WeZXpx___bUT0P7xphbZkTFyKg/view?usp=sharing Tony Von Sweigart attempts to revive the Cupertino Alliance]</ref> A vote motioning the recreation was passed but was not implemented as no other micronation had joined the revived alliance.
Months later, activity in the alliance plummeted due to more important work in other nations. Eventually, there were talks to the Misberian delegate about Lycon having the desire to close the alliance. A few days later, Jayden proposed a dissolution bill for the Cupertino Alliance and was passed. The dissolution voided all Cupertino Alliance projects and agreements, and remains of the Cupertino Krone were void. On 1 June 2019, the act was in effect, and the alliance was closed.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (29 May 2019) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uGTznkMox638iil-lK7XY2MZUVK3VoafFK6U8e-moCw/edit?usp=sharing ACT TO DISSOLVE THE CUPERTINO ALLIANCE]</ref> Though, on 7 July 2019, [[Tony Sweigart]] attempted to revive the alliance.<ref>Sweigart, Tony Von (7 July 2019) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dHx_96WeZXpx___bUT0P7xphbZkTFyKg/view?usp=sharing Tony Von Sweigart attempts to revive the Cupertino Alliance]</ref> A vote motioning the recreation was passed but was not implemented as no other micronation had joined the revived alliance.
 
  
 
===Revival===
 
===Revival===
With the [[anti-GUM]] sentiment in [[Aenderia]] stronger than ever, talks to reopen the Cupertino Alliance were presented to the House of Commons of Aenderia. The plan was to reopen the alliance by 28 January 2020, with the first meeting commencing on 1 February 2020<ref> Efton, William (17 January 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Pc5MdQSbcE7WTltZCKcNtAnRMo9I4hh-67-TeXt6-yE/edit?usp=sharing Day 365 Act]</ref>. The act passed, and Efton invited [[Ponderosa Hills]], [[Millania]], and [[Misberia]] to the reopened alliance.<ref>Efton, William (18 January 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xC30ViEbkOgS-0QHc9i783ceJRfXwFA0/view?usp=sharing Starting list of nations in CA]</ref> The following weeks saw the passing of many agreements, including the Windhoek Agreement<ref name="issue3"> Lycon, Jayden (15 February 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ET-IBmGb6SVqyGUGvCOnjnvswUGTM1NT8ZpkcV6t0Fw/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Gazette Issue 3]</ref> and the admission of [[Aenopia]] and Orientia on 24 February 2020.<ref> Lycon, Jayden (24 February 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vNf9MHsEY-KwGuaMieZogdagpjltwt4TkAEpiBEd8Lk/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Gazette Issue 4]</ref> Also, the Alliance started the development of [[Cupertino Guide/Welcome|Cupertino Guides]], revived the [[User:Jaydenfromcanada/InformativeTemplateProject|Informative Template Project]], and started the development of a [https://cupertinoalliance.ca/ new site].<ref>
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Government of the Aenderese Republic (19 February 2020) [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ImBhyJurnQ&feature=youtu.be Introducing cupertinoalliance.ca]</ref><ref>Cupertino Alliance (5 April 2020) https://www.cupertinoalliance.ca/</ref> However, on 15 February 2020, [[William Efton]] stepped down as Chair to pursue other projects in micronationalism but continued to stay in the Cupertino Alliance as a delegate for Aenderia. Efton chose Jayden Lycon as the deputy chair until elections can be held.<ref name="issue3"></ref><ref name="EftonResigns">Efton, William and Lycon, Jayden (9 February 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tC3z_tliD7pRN7hM-KD3_gowu8cqu8r2/view?usp=sharing Efton Resigns from Chair of the Cupertino Alliance]</ref> On 7 March 2020, [[Misberia]] dissolved, therefore suspending their membership to the Cupertino Alliance.<ref>Birch, Archie (7 March 2020) [https://twitter.com/Sir_ABirch/status/1236420131091353600 Twitter: "Yeah I disbanded Misberia"]</ref><ref>Birch, Archie (7 March 2020) [https://twitter.com/Sir_ABirch/status/1236420176553414660 Twitter: "Yeah we are dissolved"]</ref><ref>Birch, Archie (7 March 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZyHZBkg1tnbws2t58tr_Ro2en4PSNxRK/view?usp=sharing Misberia will be leaving the CA]</ref> On 23 March 2020, [[Millania]] was expelled from the Alliance by a vote from Parliament due to inactivity.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (23 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ONSSB9m-2ej6ua1-t8uSPc_qekD11gkcWBqG6bZff4A/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Gazette Issue 8]</ref>
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On 14-17 March 2020, the Cupertino Alliance held its first [[69 Hour Session]], with all delegates participating in a session to donate to the [[w:Canadian Red Cross|Canadian Red Cross]].<ref>Lycon, Jayden (17 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IO_hnhcIEwCsqFV6ec4dOAcMLHQVKAIwh1pmnm_lHXA/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Gazette Issue 7]</ref><ref>Montan, Leon (15 March 2020) [http://voiceofrevolution.rf.gd/?p=12 Cupertino Alliance holding 69 hour long Session]</ref><ref>Lycon, Jayden (22 March 2020) [https://nacrecupertino.wordpress.com/2020/03/22/cupertino-alliance-donates-to-the-canadian-red-cross/ Cupertino Alliance donates to the Canadian Red Cross]</ref>
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With the [[anti-GUM]] sentiment in [[Aenderia]] stronger than ever, talks to reopen the Cupertino Alliance were presented to the House of Commons of Aenderia. The plan was to reopen the alliance by 28 January 2020, with the first meeting commencing on 1 February.<ref> Efton, William (17 January 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Pc5MdQSbcE7WTltZCKcNtAnRMo9I4hh-67-TeXt6-yE/edit?usp=sharing Day 365 Act]</ref> The act passed, and Efton invited [[Ponderosa Hills]], [[Millania]], and [[Misberia]] to the reopened alliance.<ref>Efton, William (18 January 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xC30ViEbkOgS-0QHc9i783ceJRfXwFA0/view?usp=sharing Starting list of nations in CA]</ref> The following weeks saw the passing of many agreements, including the Windhoek Agreement<ref name="issue3"> Lycon, Jayden (15 February 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ET-IBmGb6SVqyGUGvCOnjnvswUGTM1NT8ZpkcV6t0Fw/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Gazette Issue 3]</ref> and the admission of [[Aenopia]] and Orientia on 24 February.<ref> Lycon, Jayden (24 February 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vNf9MHsEY-KwGuaMieZogdagpjltwt4TkAEpiBEd8Lk/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Gazette Issue 4]</ref> Also, the Alliance started the development of [[Cupertino Guide/Welcome|Cupertino Guides]], revived the [[User:Jaydenfromcanada/InformativeTemplateProject|Informative Template Project]], and started the development of a [https://cupertinoalliance.ca/ new site].<ref>
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Government of the Aenderese Republic (19 February 2020) [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ImBhyJurnQ&feature=youtu.be Introducing cupertinoalliance.ca]</ref><ref>Cupertino Alliance (5 April 2020) https://www.cupertinoalliance.ca/</ref> However, on 15 February, [[William Efton]] stepped down as Chair to pursue other projects in micronationalism but continued to stay in the Cupertino Alliance as a delegate for Aenderia. Efton chose Jayden Lycon as the deputy chair until elections can be held.<ref name="issue3"></ref><ref name="EftonResigns">Efton, William and Lycon, Jayden (9 February 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tC3z_tliD7pRN7hM-KD3_gowu8cqu8r2/view?usp=sharing Efton Resigns from Chair of the Cupertino Alliance]</ref> On 7 March, [[Misberia]] dissolved, therefore suspending their membership to the Cupertino Alliance.<ref>Birch, Archie (7 March 2020) [https://twitter.com/Sir_ABirch/status/1236420131091353600 Twitter: "Yeah I disbanded Misberia"]</ref><ref>Birch, Archie (7 March 2020) [https://twitter.com/Sir_ABirch/status/1236420176553414660 Twitter: "Yeah we are dissolved"]</ref><ref>Birch, Archie (7 March 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZyHZBkg1tnbws2t58tr_Ro2en4PSNxRK/view?usp=sharing Misberia will be leaving the CA]</ref> On 23 March, [[Millania]] was expelled from the Alliance by a vote from Parliament due to inactivity.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (23 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ONSSB9m-2ej6ua1-t8uSPc_qekD11gkcWBqG6bZff4A/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Gazette Issue 8]</ref>
  
During the 69 Hour Session, the alliance voted on anthem submissions. One of the submissions granted to become an anthem was a video named "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFj_O8p48C4 Is Jacking Off a Sport?]". This resulted in backlash mainly from the Aenderian delegation which later voted to leave the alliance<ref>Eden, Haeden (23 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X1aiwLUdTDkSzcrXHUu7p1lYWI5p9zuzGbQXVQe8Mas/edit?usp=sharing An Act to Leave the Cupertino Alliance, 2020]</ref><ref>Efton, William (27 March 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3AtTC2LAoy4bCIXtguf3nTRAchomZVj/view?usp=sharing Referendum on Act 202015]</ref>, and the passing of the [[Parliamentary Practice, 2020|Parliamentary Practice Act]] in an attempt to be more formal. The withdrawal, which was planned on 1 April 2020 was later extended to 5 April to work out an agreement.<ref>Efton, William (31 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E1bm0MYFUURXSX7TeZ6S6Q3mFMnBkUyZ9C932gaQ794/edit?usp=sharing Exit of Cupertino Extension Act, 2020]</ref> After a suggestion from Andy Eftin, Aenderia decided to rejoin the Cupertino Alliance if Di Du Dua Di became an anthem<ref>Eftin, Andy and Efton, William (28 March 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q94-5bYYvBEPnO0CwSl8dYBnBA5WP5E6/view?usp=sharing Eftin's petition]</ref><ref>Efton, William (28 March 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LHcRHuQyE8dA4lzV4pvhkD_PNa4j2MoK/view?usp=sharing Opinion poll on rejoining the Cupertino Alliance]</ref>, as well as a report showing how the alliance has attempted becoming more formal was made.<ref>Efton, William (31 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K6GPsw4F7sKIUtFuzlnTlazdTu0whBRJG7gLed9IVyA/edit?usp=sharing Guidelines for Rejoining Cupertino Act, 2020]</ref><ref>Eden, Haeden and Eftin, Andy (29 March 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WMBamJv8hHrO4NnTXzKs144hYyMoIWKv/view?usp=sharing Eden and Eftin discussing mandating the Cupertino Alliance to produce a report]</ref> These requirements were later completed<ref>Lycon, Jayden (3 April 2020)[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rv0Io5WpozgYULQspQ4TZWbWvsZS3OW6/view?usp=sharing The Cupertino Framework]</ref>, and on 5 April 2020, an agreement was signed and ratified by both parties which suspended the withdrawal process.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (4 April 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/13QFRWOb-miHRKddUN8Mru5Wp1683rH-P-hBebSR27s8/edit?usp=sharing Suspension of Withdrawal to the Cupertino Alliance Act, 2020]</ref><ref name="MillaniaRejoins"></ref>
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====69 Hour Session====
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From 14 March 2020 till 17 March, the Cupertino Alliance held its first [[69 Hour Session]], with all delegates participating in a session to donate to the [[w:Canadian Red Cross|Canadian Red Cross]].<ref>Lycon, Jayden (17 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IO_hnhcIEwCsqFV6ec4dOAcMLHQVKAIwh1pmnm_lHXA/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Gazette Issue 7]</ref><ref>Montan, Leon (15 March 2020) [http://voiceofrevolution.rf.gd/?p=12 Cupertino Alliance holding 69 hour long Session]</ref><ref>Lycon, Jayden (22 March 2020) [https://nacrecupertino.wordpress.com/2020/03/22/cupertino-alliance-donates-to-the-canadian-red-cross/ Cupertino Alliance donates to the Canadian Red Cross]</ref>
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During the 69 Hour Session, the alliance voted on anthem submissions. One of the submissions granted to become an anthem was a video named "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFj_O8p48C4 Is Jacking Off a Sport?]". This resulted in backlash mainly from the Aenderian delegation which later voted to leave the alliance<ref>Eden, Haeden (23 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X1aiwLUdTDkSzcrXHUu7p1lYWI5p9zuzGbQXVQe8Mas/edit?usp=sharing An Act to Leave the Cupertino Alliance, 2020]</ref><ref>Efton, William (27 March 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3AtTC2LAoy4bCIXtguf3nTRAchomZVj/view?usp=sharing Referendum on Act 202015]</ref>, and the passing of the [[Parliamentary Practice, 2020|Parliamentary Practice Act]] in an attempt to be more formal. The withdrawal, which was planned on 1 April 2020 was later extended to 5 April to work out an agreement.<ref>Efton, William (31 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E1bm0MYFUURXSX7TeZ6S6Q3mFMnBkUyZ9C932gaQ794/edit?usp=sharing Exit of Cupertino Extension Act, 2020]</ref> After a suggestion from Andy Eftin, Aenderia decided to rejoin the Cupertino Alliance if Di Du Dua Di became an anthem<ref>Eftin, Andy and Efton, William (28 March 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q94-5bYYvBEPnO0CwSl8dYBnBA5WP5E6/view?usp=sharing Eftin's petition]</ref><ref>Efton, William (28 March 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LHcRHuQyE8dA4lzV4pvhkD_PNa4j2MoK/view?usp=sharing Opinion poll on rejoining the Cupertino Alliance]</ref>, as well as a report showing how the alliance has attempted becoming more formal was made.<ref>Efton, William (31 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K6GPsw4F7sKIUtFuzlnTlazdTu0whBRJG7gLed9IVyA/edit?usp=sharing Guidelines for Rejoining Cupertino Act, 2020]</ref><ref>Eden, Haeden and Eftin, Andy (29 March 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WMBamJv8hHrO4NnTXzKs144hYyMoIWKv/view?usp=sharing Eden and Eftin discussing mandating the Cupertino Alliance to produce a report]</ref> These requirements were later completed<ref>Lycon, Jayden (3 April 2020)[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rv0Io5WpozgYULQspQ4TZWbWvsZS3OW6/view?usp=sharing The Cupertino Framework]</ref>, and on 5 April, an agreement was signed and ratified by both parties which suspended the withdrawal process.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (4 April 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/13QFRWOb-miHRKddUN8Mru5Wp1683rH-P-hBebSR27s8/edit?usp=sharing Suspension of Withdrawal to the Cupertino Alliance Act, 2020]</ref><ref name="MillaniaRejoins"></ref>
  
 
===Rebuilding of the Alliance===
 
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Following the incident regarding the 69 Hour Session, the Alliance became more formal. Sessions were improving with the Parliamentary Practice act, programs were being completed, and general interest grew in the CA.  
 
Following the incident regarding the 69 Hour Session, the Alliance became more formal. Sessions were improving with the Parliamentary Practice act, programs were being completed, and general interest grew in the CA.  
  
On 30 March, the Cupertino Reference Centre opened on [[w:Discord|Discord]] <ref>Lycon, Jayden (30 March 2020) [https://nacrecupertino.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/cupertino-reference-centre-launched-on-discord-server/ Cupertino Reference Centre launched on Discord server; first Ministerial seal published]</ref> and [[w:LibraryThing#TinyCat|TinyCat]] on 13 April 2020<ref>Cupertino Reference Centre (13 April 2020) [https://www.librarycat.org/lib/cupertino_alliance Cupertino Reference Centre on TinyCat]</ref><ref>Lycon, Jayden (11 April 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1StYWL0jcJ3THw6eiCgmTiZnRb_s5N4gJ/view?usp=sharing Launch of the Cupertino Reference Centre on TinyCat]</ref>. Three days later, [[Millania]] rejoined the Alliance.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (2 April 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MvsDfQCxJ6KibQgz54E-RTlxjaFWHUNbecHEsID7vCA/edit?usp=sharing Statement by the Chair regarding Millania]</ref><ref name="MillaniaRejoins">Lycon, Jayden (4 April 2020)[https://nacrecupertino.wordpress.com/2020/04/04/tentative-agreement-reached-with-aenderia-millania-rejoins-the-alliance/ Tentative agreement reached with Aenderia; Millania rejoins the Alliance]</ref> This followed both the admission of Caddia, Huasgurd, Wegmat, and Patchogue, all were admitted a couple days earlier. On 16 April 2020, the long-awaited [[Cupertino Earth Week Clean Up]] was postponed indefinitely at the advice of both [[w:Toronto Public Health|Toronto Public Health]] and [[w:Public Health England|Public Health England]] due to [[w:COVID-19|COVID-19]].<ref>Lycon, Jayden (16 April 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oe-0j4VIVxmBJq36hZyblOdvPFVC28u2Q8hIjXvuFmE/edit?usp=sharing Chairmanship Order issued 16 April 2020]</ref><ref>Lycon, Jayden (19 April 2020) [https://nacrecupertino.wordpress.com/2020/04/19/earth-day-event-postponed-new-hanoi-referendum-soon-millania-and-kayutsastan/ Earth Day event postponed; New Hanoi referendum soon; Millania and Kayutsastan]</ref>
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On 30 March 2020, the Cupertino Reference Centre opened on [[w:Discord|Discord]] <ref>Lycon, Jayden (30 March 2020) [https://nacrecupertino.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/cupertino-reference-centre-launched-on-discord-server/ Cupertino Reference Centre launched on Discord server; first Ministerial seal published]</ref> and [[w:LibraryThing#TinyCat|TinyCat]] on 13 April.<ref>Cupertino Reference Centre (13 April 2020) [https://www.librarycat.org/lib/cupertino_alliance Cupertino Reference Centre on TinyCat]</ref><ref>Lycon, Jayden (11 April 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1StYWL0jcJ3THw6eiCgmTiZnRb_s5N4gJ/view?usp=sharing Launch of the Cupertino Reference Centre on TinyCat]</ref> Three days later, [[Millania]] rejoined the Alliance.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (2 April 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MvsDfQCxJ6KibQgz54E-RTlxjaFWHUNbecHEsID7vCA/edit?usp=sharing Statement by the Chair regarding Millania]</ref><ref name="MillaniaRejoins">Lycon, Jayden (4 April 2020)[https://nacrecupertino.wordpress.com/2020/04/04/tentative-agreement-reached-with-aenderia-millania-rejoins-the-alliance/ Tentative agreement reached with Aenderia; Millania rejoins the Alliance]</ref> This followed both the admission of Caddia, Huasgurd, Wegmat, and Patchogue, all were admitted a couple days earlier. On 16 April 2020, the long-awaited [[Cupertino Earth Week Clean Up]] was postponed indefinitely at the advice of both [[w:Toronto Public Health|Toronto Public Health]] and [[w:Public Health England|Public Health England]] due to [[w:COVID-19|COVID-19]].<ref>Lycon, Jayden (16 April 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oe-0j4VIVxmBJq36hZyblOdvPFVC28u2Q8hIjXvuFmE/edit?usp=sharing Chairmanship Order issued 16 April 2020]</ref><ref>Lycon, Jayden (19 April 2020) [https://nacrecupertino.wordpress.com/2020/04/19/earth-day-event-postponed-new-hanoi-referendum-soon-millania-and-kayutsastan/ Earth Day event postponed; New Hanoi referendum soon; Millania and Kayutsastan]</ref>
  
 
On 18 April 2020, the Millanian delegate notified regarding an incident in Kayutsastan [[Kyexit|regarding independence]]. The Cupertino Alliance, alongside others, provided peacekeeping support and eventually got in touch with [[Tom Kap]], the leader of the movement. Kap, Lycon, and Millan later attended a negotiation session, where the rebels surrendered and allowed Kayutsasan to rejoin Millania in return for full amnesty in Millania, a new serene republican government in Kayutsasan as well as other bargaining points.
 
On 18 April 2020, the Millanian delegate notified regarding an incident in Kayutsastan [[Kyexit|regarding independence]]. The Cupertino Alliance, alongside others, provided peacekeeping support and eventually got in touch with [[Tom Kap]], the leader of the movement. Kap, Lycon, and Millan later attended a negotiation session, where the rebels surrendered and allowed Kayutsasan to rejoin Millania in return for full amnesty in Millania, a new serene republican government in Kayutsasan as well as other bargaining points.
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===New Charter and Continued Success===
 
===New Charter and Continued Success===
On 16 May 2020, the Cupertino Alliance worked on their new constitution to outline its governance in a single unified codified constitution, replacing several acts.<ref>Cupertino Alliance (16 May 2020) [https://twitter.com/Cupertino_Micro/status/1261521146052317186 Twitter: We're working on combining a majority of our governance and constituting...]</ref> This was passed and fully ratified on 15 June 2020. The anthem fiasco was formally ended with the passing of the ''Anthems Act'', making the Cupertino Alliance have no anthem<ref>Lycon, Jayden (6 June 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W34sw86A-Zon7n3aeMmQqZ4pzhcwyZ3QMU9yKdLZA2Q/edit?usp=sharing Anthems Act]</ref>
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[[File:Cafactbook.jpg|thumb|250px|The [[Cupertino Alliance Factbook]] was finished on 14 February 2021 to critical acclaim.]]
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On 16 May 2020, the Cupertino Alliance worked on their new constitution to outline its governance in a single unified codified constitution, replacing several acts.<ref>Cupertino Alliance (16 May 2020) [https://twitter.com/Cupertino_Micro/status/1261521146052317186 Twitter: We're working on combining a majority of our governance and constituting...]</ref> This was passed and fully ratified on 15 June 2020. The anthem fiasco was formally ended with the passing of the ''Anthems Act'', making the Cupertino Alliance have no anthem.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (6 June 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W34sw86A-Zon7n3aeMmQqZ4pzhcwyZ3QMU9yKdLZA2Q/edit?usp=sharing Anthems Act]</ref>
  
 
On 20 June 2020, various ideas from a Census to the redoing of the Earth Day event<ref>Lycon, Jayden (20 June 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QW2AoTouqsO6Jc1moi5puU9bJSKGSDpz1Y0-fxdNNnQ/edit?usp=sharing Future in regard to Earth Day event]</ref> were considered, both projected later in the future. Furthermore, the Cupertino Alliance language organization was formed on the idea of Sertor Valentinus in order to preserve near-extent languages.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (27 June 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t_qNiN_FdWoxAvq9EScDLYrrVKOu0ELTemZav6xj2r4/edit?usp=sharing Mandate for the Cupertino Language Org]</ref>
 
On 20 June 2020, various ideas from a Census to the redoing of the Earth Day event<ref>Lycon, Jayden (20 June 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QW2AoTouqsO6Jc1moi5puU9bJSKGSDpz1Y0-fxdNNnQ/edit?usp=sharing Future in regard to Earth Day event]</ref> were considered, both projected later in the future. Furthermore, the Cupertino Alliance language organization was formed on the idea of Sertor Valentinus in order to preserve near-extent languages.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (27 June 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t_qNiN_FdWoxAvq9EScDLYrrVKOu0ELTemZav6xj2r4/edit?usp=sharing Mandate for the Cupertino Language Org]</ref>
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A Prime Minister (later Lieutenant Chair) position was established on 25 July 2020<ref>Lycon, Jayden (25 July 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QcYTGAYBUftF-YwG-8BAhv0uFhifxPLZZWxOp94_7m8/edit?usp=sharing An Act to Establish the Office of the PM]</ref>, with [[Archie Birch]] winning the office<ref>Lycon, Jayden (4 August 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ceQCMLp4RtIKty1fZGA95kywwQ60Lxtoaij38DNzkFo/edit?usp=sharing Archie Birch nomination for PM]</ref>. On 1 August 2020, the first Cupertino Alliance chair election was conducted between Lycon and Valentinus, with Lycon winning 11-2, and 1 abstain.
 
A Prime Minister (later Lieutenant Chair) position was established on 25 July 2020<ref>Lycon, Jayden (25 July 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QcYTGAYBUftF-YwG-8BAhv0uFhifxPLZZWxOp94_7m8/edit?usp=sharing An Act to Establish the Office of the PM]</ref>, with [[Archie Birch]] winning the office<ref>Lycon, Jayden (4 August 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ceQCMLp4RtIKty1fZGA95kywwQ60Lxtoaij38DNzkFo/edit?usp=sharing Archie Birch nomination for PM]</ref>. On 1 August 2020, the first Cupertino Alliance chair election was conducted between Lycon and Valentinus, with Lycon winning 11-2, and 1 abstain.
  
A surge in demand for membership applications on August 2020 resulted in applications taking more time as the Division of Membership Attainment was backed up, paving the way to the ''Membership (Reorganization) Act,'' which abolished the infamous 25 member cap as well as changed the process of membership, including requiring all applicants to go through an observer phase. The ''Regional Sessions Act'' was also passed during this time, creating the special ministry called regional ministries, allowing certain ministers to host sessions at times inconvenient to the Chair. The first European / African auxiliary session was held on 20 September 2020 at 3PM UTC or 11AM EDT while the first Asian / Oceanian auxiliary session was held on 25 September 2020 at 10AM UTC or 6AM EDT.
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A surge in demand for membership applications in August 2020 resulted in applications taking more time as the Division of Membership Attainment was backed up, paving the way to the ''Membership (Reorganization) Act,'' which abolished the infamous 25 member cap as well as changed the process of membership, including requiring all applicants to go through an observer phase. The ''Regional Sessions Act'' was also passed during this time, creating the special ministry called regional ministries, allowing certain ministers to host sessions at times inconvenient to the Chair. The first European / African auxiliary session was held on 20 September 2020 at 3PM UTC or 11AM EDT while the first Asian / Oceanian auxiliary session was held on 25 September 2020 at 10AM UTC or 6AM EDT.
  
 
In early September, [[Dismissal of Sertor Valentinus|Sertor Valentinus was temporarily dismissed]], marking a new way on how the alliance treated raiding incidents. Valentinus was later reinstated after multiple assessments and changes. A cabinet shuffle was done from late September to October 2020 as a result of various cabinet ministers retiring from the community.
 
In early September, [[Dismissal of Sertor Valentinus|Sertor Valentinus was temporarily dismissed]], marking a new way on how the alliance treated raiding incidents. Valentinus was later reinstated after multiple assessments and changes. A cabinet shuffle was done from late September to October 2020 as a result of various cabinet ministers retiring from the community.
  
===Golden Autumn===
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During the month of November, the period was marked with increased session length and session frequency. The month also saw a revival of various projects including the Cupertino Guide and Factbook by the Lycon government, intended to be finished near or after his resignation.
{{WIP}}
 
[[File:Cafactbook.jpg|thumb|250px|The [[Cupertino Alliance Factbook]] was finished on 14 February 2021 to critical acclaim.]]
 
During the month of November, the period was marked with increased session length and session frequency. Noting the
 
  
 
===Ross era===
 
===Ross era===
 
{{WIP}}
 
{{WIP}}
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{{see also|Cupertino Alliance Chair election, January 2021}}
 
The Ross era commenced when [[Logan Ross]], the second Lieutenant Chair of the Alliance under Chairman [[Jayden Lycon]] was declared winner of the [[2nd Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election]] in January 2021, later being inaugurated on 15 February [[2021]].
 
The Ross era commenced when [[Logan Ross]], the second Lieutenant Chair of the Alliance under Chairman [[Jayden Lycon]] was declared winner of the [[2nd Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election]] in January 2021, later being inaugurated on 15 February [[2021]].
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===Roy era===
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{{WIP}}
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{{see also|Cupertino Alliance Chair election, August 2021}}
  
 
==Mission==
 
==Mission==
{{See also|Location of Cupertino Alliance documents}}
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[[File:Unknown (14).png|thumb|400px|The weather advisory system being deployed on 9 April 2020 in the [[Republic of Yu-Xia]].]]
 
 
 
The duties of the Cupertino Alliance are the increase of activity, peace, development, and cooperation between member states, whilst allowing citizens basic rights, including freedom and the right to justice.<ref> Lycon, Jayden (1 February 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LgBo3CYYt5xz0vL3dnKb6ypP-QCTReQSxNBXJ1hscUU/edit# Mission of the Cupertino Alliance]</ref> The alliance achieves this in multiple ways:
 
The duties of the Cupertino Alliance are the increase of activity, peace, development, and cooperation between member states, whilst allowing citizens basic rights, including freedom and the right to justice.<ref> Lycon, Jayden (1 February 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LgBo3CYYt5xz0vL3dnKb6ypP-QCTReQSxNBXJ1hscUU/edit# Mission of the Cupertino Alliance]</ref> The alliance achieves this in multiple ways:
  
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*Through active development planning
 
*Through active development planning
 
*Through peacekeeping
 
*Through peacekeeping
 
===Agreements===
 
Agreements make up a core part of the Cupertino Alliance. Nations can choose if they want to ratify a treaty. These agreements have included:
 
{{CAAgreements}}
 
 
Former agreements include
 
{{FormerCAAgreements}}
 
  
 
===Development===
 
===Development===
[[File:WIProposal2.jpeg|thumb|250px|The Alliance helped in the partition of [[White Island]]]]
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The Alliance also develops plans to improve the development of a member nation, that being through achieving good article status, increasing a micronation's score in [[Classification of micronations#Freayth's System of Classification|Freayth's System of Classification]], etc.<ref>Efton, William (16 February 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/12F4djpDBOs6wYJ_YlmkV9tCs2CH9tux8/view?usp=sharing Efton's role in the Alliance]</ref>
 
The Alliance also develops plans to improve the development of a member nation, that being through achieving good article status, increasing a micronation's score in [[Classification of micronations#Freayth's System of Classification|Freayth's System of Classification]], etc.<ref>Efton, William (16 February 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/12F4djpDBOs6wYJ_YlmkV9tCs2CH9tux8/view?usp=sharing Efton's role in the Alliance]</ref>
{{Quotation|My current role in the CA will be to go around member nations and boost their development based on guidance and assistance, mirroring the leadership style of Jayden and I ''[William Efton]'' in our successful venture to modernize Aenderia out of its past history.|[[William Efton]], 2020}}
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{{Quote|My current role in the CA will be to go around member nations and boost their development based on guidance and assistance, mirroring the leadership style of Jayden and I ''[William Efton]'' in our successful venture to modernize Aenderia out of its past history.|[[William Efton]], 2020}}
[[File:Unknown (14).png|thumb|600px|The weather advisory system being deployed on 9 April 2020 in the [[Republic of Yu-Xia]].]]
 
Plans have included:
 
{{CAPlans}}
 
 
 
Furthermore, the Alliance has also developed many projects to serve the same purpose.
 
  
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[[File:Screensasddashot_28.png|thumb|250px|A sachet of [[w:Teff seeds|teff seeds]] purchased by [[Leon Montan]] through the CA Greencities subsidy.]]
 
Projects have included:
 
Projects have included:
 
{{CAProjects}}
 
{{CAProjects}}
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*'''Cupertino Parliament''': The legislative body
 
*'''Cupertino Parliament''': The legislative body
 
*'''Chair of the Board''': A person that supervises Cupertino Parliament sessions and represents the Alliance inter-micronationally
 
*'''Chair of the Board''': A person that supervises Cupertino Parliament sessions and represents the Alliance inter-micronationally
*'''Divisions''': An organization in the Cupertino Alliance tasked to supervise and manage a specific sector of [[w:Public administration|public administration]]
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*'''Ministries''': An organization in the Cupertino Alliance tasked to supervise and manage a specific sector of [[w:Public administration|public administration]]
 
*'''Superior Court''': Judicial part of the Cupertino Alliance
 
*'''Superior Court''': Judicial part of the Cupertino Alliance
*'''Ministers''': Delegates who oversee divisions
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*'''Ministers''': Delegates who oversee ministries
  
 
===Cupertino Parliament===
 
===Cupertino Parliament===
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*Represent the Cupertino Alliance in the member nation
 
*Represent the Cupertino Alliance in the member nation
  
[[File:CupertinoServiceRibbon.png|thumb|Certain retired delegates may receive the [[Cupertino Service Ribbon]] for their service to the alliance.]]
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[[File:Cupertino Service Ribbon - Delegate class.svg|thumb|Certain retired delegates may receive the [[Cupertino Service Ribbon]] for their service to the alliance.]]
 
A member nation can appoint up to 3 delegates, with each delegate getting one vote.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (7 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UL4BQv8jyyPZmVcR0nxXuf8Gg29xTWar4YXsF46MP-M/edit?usp=sharing Delegate Cap Act]</ref> Furthermore, a delegate can be relieved of their duties at any time at request by their head of state, head of government, government, or 70 percent of the vote from the Cupertino Parliament or when the member nation he/she represents leaves the Cupertino Alliance.<ref> Lycon, Jayden (8 February 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a1H6Ir3roWtkedp6q_WZ_B7mSjj_o71PTaKoXZqejW8/edit?usp=sharing Duties of a Delegate]</ref> Furthermore, a delegate may get kicked by the Alliance for repeated rule violations.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (1 April 2020) [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1zby6RZgmXMVOoMwwSS-8TItTYoMVdhBTEeL16kKaCYI/edit?usp=sharing Parliamentary Rules (DELEGATE)]</ref> Certain retired delegates can obtain the [[Cupertino Service Ribbon]] for their service to the alliance.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (7 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B2o_9bvyCkOct19Yw_x87n4UbPyYrgfcXIhvjtyY6BE/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Service Ribbon]</ref>
 
A member nation can appoint up to 3 delegates, with each delegate getting one vote.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (7 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UL4BQv8jyyPZmVcR0nxXuf8Gg29xTWar4YXsF46MP-M/edit?usp=sharing Delegate Cap Act]</ref> Furthermore, a delegate can be relieved of their duties at any time at request by their head of state, head of government, government, or 70 percent of the vote from the Cupertino Parliament or when the member nation he/she represents leaves the Cupertino Alliance.<ref> Lycon, Jayden (8 February 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a1H6Ir3roWtkedp6q_WZ_B7mSjj_o71PTaKoXZqejW8/edit?usp=sharing Duties of a Delegate]</ref> Furthermore, a delegate may get kicked by the Alliance for repeated rule violations.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (1 April 2020) [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1zby6RZgmXMVOoMwwSS-8TItTYoMVdhBTEeL16kKaCYI/edit?usp=sharing Parliamentary Rules (DELEGATE)]</ref> Certain retired delegates can obtain the [[Cupertino Service Ribbon]] for their service to the alliance.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (7 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B2o_9bvyCkOct19Yw_x87n4UbPyYrgfcXIhvjtyY6BE/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Service Ribbon]</ref>
  
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{{Main|Chair of the Cupertino Alliance}}
 
{{Main|Chair of the Cupertino Alliance}}
  
[[File:Screenshot 121.jpg|thumb|Logan Ross is the current Chair of the Board.]]
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The Chair of the Board acts as the head of state and government of the Cupertino Alliance. The Chair also supervises Cupertino Alliance sessions and represents the Cupertino Alliance in official diplomatic events. The Chair is expected to be politically independent to prevent bias.
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The Chair is elected through an election by the delegates every 6 months. A nominee who is interested in the job requires to be a delegate of the Cupertino Alliance during the elections. A person who receives the most votes will become the Chair. The Chair can also be impeached with 70 percent or more majority in the Cupertino Parliament.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (8 February 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KbBChNOtxlmQePpF3IasUnujVcDOEdX-MEsfpQrIpns/edit?usp=sharing Duties of the Chair of the Board]</ref>
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The current chair is '''[[Jayden Lycon]]'''. The last chair, [[William Efton]], resigned to pursue other interests but will stay as a delegate.<ref name="issue3"></ref><ref name="EftonResigns"></ref>
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The Chairman of the Board acts as the head of state and government of the Cupertino Alliance. The Chairman also supervises Cupertino Alliance sessions and represents the Cupertino Alliance in official diplomatic events. The Chairman is expected to be politically independent to prevent bias.
  
{{CupertinoChairman}}
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The Chair is elected through an election by the delegates every 6 months. Individuals wishing to run for the position of Chairman must also be a delegate in the Cupertino Alliance. The candidate who receives the most votes becomes the Chairman. The Chair can also be impeached with 70 percent or more majority in the Cupertino Parliament.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (8 February 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KbBChNOtxlmQePpF3IasUnujVcDOEdX-MEsfpQrIpns/edit?usp=sharing Duties of the Chair of the Board]</ref>
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The fourth and incumbent Chairman is '''[[Dhrubajyoti Roy]]''', who was declared the winner of the [[3rd Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election]]. Roy took office on 15 August [[2021]].
  
 
===Superior Court===
 
===Superior Court===
[[File:Zarel in February 2020.png|thumb|[[Zarel Smith]], the former Superior Judge, Notary General, and former delegate for [[Aenopia]] and the no de-funct [[Principality of New Eiffel|New Eiffel]]]]
 
 
The Superior Court is the organization's intermicronational judicial organ. The Superior Court's duty is to:
 
The Superior Court is the organization's intermicronational judicial organ. The Superior Court's duty is to:
  
 
*Provide fair trials to delegates
 
*Provide fair trials to delegates
 
*Enforce justice in the alliance
 
*Enforce justice in the alliance
*Slove conflicts between 2 or more member states
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*Solve conflicts between 2 or more member states
*Slove conflicts inside the Cupertino Alliance
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*Solve conflicts inside the Cupertino Alliance
  
The Superior Court is headed by a Superior Judge, which is an elected position by the Parliament, and must be a delegate. The current Superior Judge, [[Zarel Smith]], was appointed on 25 March 2020.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (18 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F6pvJVp8xtaMbCP4hEztiOlAjlBYcwnQP3IFAKmmeUk/edit?usp=sharing Syracuse Declaration]</ref><ref>Lycon, Jayden (25 March 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZOR05yE4yt9UwYSwlw39vEOZyLGhJy1f/view?usp=sharing Smith appointed]</ref>
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The Superior Court is headed by the [[Superior Judge of the Cupertino Alliance]], whom is nominated by the Chair and approved by Parliament. The current Superior Judge, [[Carson Snyder]], was appointed on 16 August 2021 and replaced Brennan Sullivan.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (18 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F6pvJVp8xtaMbCP4hEztiOlAjlBYcwnQP3IFAKmmeUk/edit?usp=sharing Syracuse Declaration]</ref>
  
===Divisions===
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===Ministries===
 
{{CA Cabinet
 
{{CA Cabinet
|Name= Ross
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|Name= Roy
|Chairname= [[Logan Ross]]
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|Chairname= [[Dhrubajyoti Roy]]
|Chairdate = 15 February 2021 - present
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|Chairdate = 15 August 2021{{spaced ndash}}present
|Lietentant Chair1= [[Matthew Xia]]
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|Lieutenant Chair date1= 15 February 2021 - present
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|Lieutenant Chair1 = [[Tyler Mullins]]
|Superior Judge = Brennan Sullivan
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|Lieutenant Chair date1 = 15 August 2021{{spaced ndash}}present
|Superior Judge date= 22 February 2021 - present
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|Notary General = Brennan Sullivan
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|Superior Judge = [[Carson Snyder]]
|Notary General date = 22 February 2021 - present
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|Superior Judge date = 16 August 2021{{spaced ndash}}present
|Attainment1 = [[Leon Montan]]
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|Attainment date1 = 22 February 2021 - present
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|Attainment1 = [[Daniel Hamilton]]
|Agreements1 = [[Konstantínos Hockenheim]]
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|Attainment date1 = 2 August{{spaced ndash}}10 September 2021
|Agreement date1= 22 February 2021 - present
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|Attainment2 = [[Matthew Xia]]
|Asian1 = [[Daniel Hamilton]]
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|Attainment date2 = 10 September 2021{{spaced ndash}}present
|Asian date1= 22 February 2021 - present
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|DeputyAsian1 = [[Dhrubajyoti Roy of Vishwamitra|Dhrubajyoti Roy]]
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|dAttainment1 = [[Matthew Xia]]
|DeputyAsian date1 = 22 February 2021 - present
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|dAttainment date1 = 8 September{{spaced ndash}}10 September 2021
|America1 = [[Thorin Neal]]
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|America1 date= 22 February 2021 - present
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|DIC1 = [[Jayden Dagsa]]
|DeputyAmerica1 = "vacant"
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|DIC date1 = 16 August 2021{{spaced ndash}}present
|DeputyAmerica date1= 22 February 2021 - present
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|MicroWiki1 = [[Sertor Valentinus]]
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|dDIC1 = Harrison Dosen Grunning
|MicroWiki date1= 22 February 2021 - present
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|dDIC date1 = 25 August 2021{{spaced ndash}}present
|Public1 = [[Anthony I]]
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|Public date1= 22 February 2021 - present
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|EAF1 = [[Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu]]
|Geography1 = [[David Augustus]]
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|EAF date1 = 15 August 2021{{spaced ndash}}present
|Geography date1= 22 February 2021 - present
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|Technology1= [[Michael Shepard]]
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|dEAF1 = [[Christopher Miller]]
|Technology date1= 22 February 2021 - present
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|dEAF date1 = 17 August 2021{{spaced ndash}}present
|Homeland Security1= [[Tyler Mullins]]
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|Homeland Security date1= 22 February 2021 - present
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|America1 = [[Isaiah David]]
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|America date1 = 15 August 2021{{spaced ndash}}present
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|dAmerica1 = [[Tucker Gladden]]
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|dAmerica date1 = 18 August{{spaced ndash}}26 August 2021
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|dAmerica2 = Daniel Quintaro
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|dAmerica date2 = 26 August 2021{{spaced ndash}}present
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|Statistics1 = [[Michael Shepard]]
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|Statistics date1 = 16 August 2021{{spaced ndash}}present
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|dStatistics1 = [[Matthew Xia]]
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|dStatistics date1 = 24 August{{spaced ndash}}8 September 2021
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|dStatistics2 = [[Sertor Valentinus]]
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|dStatistics date2 = 9 September 2021{{spaced ndash}}present
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|Press1 = [[Jayden Lycon]]
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|Press date1 = 16 August 2021{{spaced ndash}}present
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|International1 = [[Sander Koff]]
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|International date1 = 16 August 2021{{spaced ndash}}present
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|Technology1 = [[Larry Martin]]
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|Technology date1 = 15 August 2021{{spaced ndash}}present
 
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Divisions are organizations inside the Cupertino Alliance that consist of delegates. They are similar to a [[w:Ministry (government department)|ministry]].<ref>Lycon,Jayden (29 February 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sNmSjIbMg9c8rkqZYr3WH1rN99w5FXniaygkp2JJMB0/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Alliance Divisions]</ref> As of 6 March 2020, the Divisions include:
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Ministries are departments inside the Cupertino Alliance that consist of delegates. Ministries, formerly called Divisions, specialize in one sector and usually handle event and session managing and project oversight. As of 16 August 2021, the Divisions include:
  
*'''Division of Membership Attainment''' - This division manages membership obtainment
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*'''Ministry of American Affairs''' - This division is focused on the outreach of nations that are located in [[w:Americas|Americas]].
*'''Division of Agreements and Development''' - This division manages the activity of nations, the promotion, creation, and enforcement of agreements, and the general development of member nations
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*'''Ministry of Development and Interstate Cooperation''' - This division manages the activity of nations, holding events for the alliance and activities promotion cooperation and amity between the member states.<ref name="CabinetReorganization2021" />
*'''Division of Asian Affairs''' - This division is focused on the outreach of nations that are located in [[w:Asia|Asia]]
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*'''Ministry and European and African Affairs''' - This division is focused on the outreach of nations that are located in [[w:Europe|Europe]] and [[w:Africa|Africa]].
*'''Division of Environment and Geographical Information''' - This division is focused on the promotion of environment preservation and researching about geographic areas<ref>Lycon, Jayden (31 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rqHGn5yMiCxMVKk7xZgBierGzcPPUIsFsEmcJDwTGIc/edit?usp=sharing Division of Environment and Geographical Information Act]</ref>
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*'''Ministry of International Cooperation''' -This division is focused on foreign affairs and global outreach of the alliance.<ref name="CabinetReorganization2021">{{cite web|url=https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eY7HAMhQSZ-P3B8d7fvPcVdMN99Ug42sr7cEapbnozI|title=Cabinet Re-organization Act, 2021.|date=16 August 2021|author=[[Daniel Hamilton]]}}</ref>
*'''Division of Public Relations''' - This division is focused on foreign affairs and public relations outside the alliance.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (11 April 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yTQRL5GZ2NjZU6Yw0uOKkP1nP9-w8PYePKsYJeuPcIU/edit?usp=sharing Division of Public Relations Act]</ref>
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*'''Ministry of Membership Attainment''' - This division is focused on matters related to membership obtainment and members-related affairs.
*'''Division of MicroWiki Affairs''' - This division is focused on the improvement of member nation's pages, as well as manages several CA MicroWiki related projects<ref>Lycon, Jayden (9 May 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PScB8Myqz9l6gO9e2x-mIS7rZ8mJuBm003NX9Z1zCNA/edit?usp=sharing AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE MICROWIKI IMPROVEMENT DIVISION]</ref>
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*'''Ministry of Press and Promotion''' - This division is focused on all press related affairs and promotion of the alliance on all social media aspects.<ref name="CabinetReorganization2021" />
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*'''Ministry of Statistical Affairs''' - This is focused on all statistical and data-collection and analysis related affairs.<ref name="CabinetReorganization2021" />
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*'''Ministry of Technology''' - This division is focused on all technical affairs of the alliance.
  
 
===Ministers===
 
===Ministers===
 
{{See also|Ministers of the Cupertino Alliance}}
 
{{See also|Ministers of the Cupertino Alliance}}
 
{{distinguish|1st Cupertino Alliance Ministry}}
 
  
 
Ministers are delegates appointed by the Chair of the Board who heads a division.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (14 March 2020)[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f76IcIu9_M5292Dss-LYGhvWTbVnvMnd1xFq-VDX8uA/edit?usp=sharing Ministers Act]</ref> Their duties include:
 
Ministers are delegates appointed by the Chair of the Board who heads a division.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (14 March 2020)[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f76IcIu9_M5292Dss-LYGhvWTbVnvMnd1xFq-VDX8uA/edit?usp=sharing Ministers Act]</ref> Their duties include:
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Ministers include:
 
Ministers include:
  
*'''[[Minister of Agreements and Development]]''' - Supervises agreements and promotes the development
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*'''Minister of American Affairs''' - Works with member states which are located in Americas, both North and South America to optimize time and other affairs, as well as hosts sessions.
*'''[[Minister of Membership Attainment]]''' - Manages the membership application process
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*'''Minister of Development and Interstate Cooperation''' - Supervises development and manages the activity of nations, holds events for the alliance and activities which promote cooperation and amity between the member states.
*'''[[Minister of Asian and Oceanian Affairs]]''' - Works with member states which are located in Asia and Oceania to optimize time and other affairs, as well as hosts sessions
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*'''[[Minister of European and African Affairs]]''' - Works with member states which are located in Europe and Africa to optimize time and other affairs, as well as hosts sessions.
*'''[[Minister of European and African Affairs]]''' - Works with member states which are located in Europe and Africa to optimize time and other affairs, as well as hosts sessions
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*'''Minister of International Cooperation''' - Supervises the foreign affairs and manages the global outreach of the alliance.
*'''Minister of Environment and Geographical Information''' - Supervises and checks geographical information and oversees environmental events
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*'''[[Minister of Membership Attainment]]''' - Manages the membership application process.
*'''Minister of Public Relations''' - Manages public relations and advertising for the alliance
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*'''Minister of Press and Promotion''' - Manages the press related affairs and promotes the alliance on all social media aspects.
*'''Minister of MicroWiki Affairs''' - Maintains member nation's MicroWiki pages and supervises all CA MicroWiki related projects
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*'''Minister of Statistical Affairs''' - Manages all statistical and data-collection and analysis related projects.
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*'''Ministry of Technology''' - Manages all technical affairs of the alliance, including the website.
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As of 28 September 2020, there are 7 Ministers, those being [[Matthew Xia]],<ref>Lycon, Jayden (29 March 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/18K1L86VIjKq_7UjEllAWVf5WFC6w-baH/view?usp=sharing Matthew appointed]</ref> [[William Efton]]<ref>Lycon, Jayden (22 March 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XXFPMLiSUb1t-eXy62nPbUDyEKA_a7Hu/view?usp=sharing Efton and Doe appointed]</ref>, [[Cole Baird]]<ref>Lycon, Jayden (18 April 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IKlTROTKOtHIhSaNGCUb-Oos0ygUHMGs0dwi2wJ6gM8/edit?usp=sharing Ministerial Nomination for the Minister of Environment and Geographical Information]</ref>, Sertor Valentinus<ref>Lycon, Jayden (30 May 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/13C4T-xwsSmCAY5fV7KMHdnQQs9rwh9cLslbB3TvP8RA/mobilebasic Ministerial Nomination for the Minister of European and African Affairs]</ref>, [[Leon Montan]] and [[Logan Ross]] respectively, as well as 2 Deputy Ministers, [[Daniel Hamilton]] for Asian and Oceanian Affairs and Joseph Peto for European and African Affairs.
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As of 26 August 2021, there are 8 Ministers in the cabinet, those being [[Isaiah David]], [[Jayden Dagsa]], [[Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu]], [[Sander Koff]], [[Daniel Hamilton]], [[Jayden Lycon]], [[Michael Shepard]], and [[Larry Martin]] respectively. Other members of the cabinet include 4 Deputy Ministers, those being [[Tucker Gladden]] for American Affairs, Harrison Dosen Grunning for Development and Interstate Cooperation, [[Christopher Miller]] for European and African Affairs, and [[Matthew Xia]] for Statistical Affairs.
  
 
==Members==
 
==Members==
[[File:CupertinoMembershipGuide.png|thumb|Guide to applying for membership to the Cupertino Alliance.]]
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[[File:CA membership process updated.svg|thumb|Guide to applying for membership to the Cupertino Alliance.]]
  
===System for Applying===
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===Application Process===
During the first phase of the Cupertino Alliance, members were able to apply for membership based on a 'first come, first serve' system - meaning that a maximum of 2 micronations may join each month, and up to 5 micronations may apply for membership monthly. This was changed during the restart of the alliance. Members will need to apply to the alliance, then representatives from the alliance will take a look at the applying micronation and will write a report on their remarks. The report will then be shown to the members of the Cupertino Alliance and the members will vote to admit the nation to the alliance.<ref> Lycon, Jayden (1 February 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WHLoiABKTwkmCFlFrS8vdy1WXKZ0yNsAXBc0jjrguQs/edit Procedures for Membership Attainment to the Cupertino Alliance]</ref>  
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During the first phase of the Cupertino Alliance, members were able to apply for membership based on a 'first come, first serve' system - meaning that a maximum of 2 micronations may join each month, and up to 5 micronations may apply for membership monthly. This was changed during the restart of the alliance. Members will need to apply to the alliance, then representatives from the alliance will take a look at the applying micronation and will write a report on their remarks- summarized versions of their website/MicroWiki pages, any Discord activity, etc. The report will then be shown to the members of the Cupertino Alliance and the members will vote to admit the nation to the alliance.<ref> Lycon, Jayden (1 February 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WHLoiABKTwkmCFlFrS8vdy1WXKZ0yNsAXBc0jjrguQs/edit Procedures for Membership Attainment to the Cupertino Alliance]</ref>  
  
The new system was developed since it ensures that the alliance gets the best members; instead of looking at the nation at face-value, the Alliance will deeply research if a said nation should be admitted.<ref> Lycon, Jayden (1 February 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NH-X_gfMD6IuSJK-nk2KWVCjse0s15pmVsvmFmUNF3M/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Gazette, Issue 1] ([3:06] Jayden Lycon: It's a bit harder and more effort than just voting but it ensures we get the best nations)</ref> Some examples of reports created by the division include the ones used for admission of both [https://docs.google.com/document/d/11zNIgKBGEQxGRZwEyxANX00zQhfxZCyhPIHNPsvW09Y/edit?usp=sharing= Aenopia] and [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Vkntr3rYlsFdIpcO08VQhEnjiejw8Q3SWy4GF7j06rc/edit?usp=sharing Orientia].
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The new system was developed since it ensures that the alliance gets the best members; instead of looking at the nation at face value, the Alliance will deeply research if a said nation should be admitted.<ref> Lycon, Jayden (1 February 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NH-X_gfMD6IuSJK-nk2KWVCjse0s15pmVsvmFmUNF3M/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Gazette, Issue 1] ([3:06] Jayden Lycon: It's a bit harder and more effort than just voting but it ensures we get the best nations)</ref> Some examples of reports created by the division include the ones used for admission of both [https://docs.google.com/document/d/11zNIgKBGEQxGRZwEyxANX00zQhfxZCyhPIHNPsvW09Y/edit?usp=sharing= Aenopia] and [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Vkntr3rYlsFdIpcO08VQhEnjiejw8Q3SWy4GF7j06rc/edit?usp=sharing Orientia].
  
 
The requirements for admission include:  
 
The requirements for admission include:  
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*Ratify the [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LgBo3CYYt5xz0vL3dnKb6ypP-QCTReQSxNBXJ1hscUU/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Alliance mission statement] through legislation or other means
 
*Ratify the [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LgBo3CYYt5xz0vL3dnKb6ypP-QCTReQSxNBXJ1hscUU/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Alliance mission statement] through legislation or other means
 
*Be in stable condition
 
*Be in stable condition
*Must have been established for more than 6 months (Or have the features that a micronation aged 6 months or older will have)<ref>Lycon, Jayden (29 February 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w4Y36TA6hLrLjsUG3DeN2jOYtuog4CitDnQkU7BA8tQ/edit Amendments to the Procedures for Membership Attainment to the Cupertino Alliance]</ref>
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*Must have been established for more than 6 months (or have the features that a micronation aged 6 months or older will have)<ref>Lycon, Jayden (29 February 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w4Y36TA6hLrLjsUG3DeN2jOYtuog4CitDnQkU7BA8tQ/edit Amendments to the Procedures for Membership Attainment to the Cupertino Alliance]</ref>
 
*Must have a Discord server
 
*Must have a Discord server
 
*Must not have claim disputes with other member nations
 
*Must not have claim disputes with other member nations
 
*Must not be in war with any other nation
 
*Must not be in war with any other nation
  
The Cupertino Alliance also enacted an act to close and self-access the Alliance for a month when the Alliance reaches 25 members, thus removing inactive members. Once the cap is reached, then the Parliament may vote to accept more members or to extend the period of isolation. <ref>Lycon, Jayden (7 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1liOMzRdziusuXCWwuqgE94OrauvuEu-Tuy7igzZBYvI/edit?usp=sharing Member Cap Act]</ref>
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The Cupertino Alliance formerly enacted an act to close and self-access the Alliance for a month when the Alliance reaches 25 members, thus removing inactive members. <ref>Lycon, Jayden (7 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1liOMzRdziusuXCWwuqgE94OrauvuEu-Tuy7igzZBYvI/edit?usp=sharing Member Cap Act]</ref> The cap was later revoked in late 2020.
  
 
===List of Members===
 
===List of Members===
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====Observer States====
 
====Observer States====
As of 7 May 2021, there is 1 observer.
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As of 10 June 2021, there are 4 observers.
  
 
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|[[File:TC873034198-9-330-400-54-24-ChildTemplate.png|25px|border]] [[The Soyuzist Republic]]
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|[[File:NRR Flag.png|alt=|border|25x25px]] [[New Rubix Republic]]
|Hicham Soyuz
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|{{ubl|General Lvsitania|Colonel Becker}}
|7 May 2021
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|{{Flagnt|Indradhanush}} [[Kingdom of Indradhanush|Indradhanush]]
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Wisest
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The Cupertino Alliance achieved the highest score in the [[Dime-Curio Micronational Organisation Poll]] for March 2020 with a score of 8.17 out of a possible 10.<ref>Lycon, Jayden and Smith, Zarel (4 March 2020) [https://issuu.com/curio_rblx/docs/microorgpollmarch2020 Dime-Curio Micronational Organization Poll, March 2020]</ref> During the [[Statistic-Dime]] 2020 [[MicroWiki General Survey]] conducted from 4 November 2020 to 15 November 2020 by [[Zed|Zarel Smith]], 63.5% of the 63 participants said that the Cupertino Alliance was either very positive or positive, compared to the 42.8% which said that the GUM was either very positive or positive.<ref>{{cite web | url = https://micronationsweekly.blogspot.com/2020/11/statistic-dime-2020-microwiki-general.html | archiveurl = https://micronationsweekly.blogspot.com/2020/11/statistic-dime-2020-microwiki-general.html | archivedate = 26 November 2020 |title = Statistic Dime 2020 MicroWiki general survey |author = MicroWeekly}}</ref><ref>{{cite web | url = https://micronationsweekly.blogspot.com/2020/11/opinion-gum-trails-behind-cup-in-latest.html | archiveurl = https://micronationsweekly.blogspot.com/2020/11/opinion-gum-trails-behind-cup-in-latest.html | archivedate = 26 November 2020 |title = Opinion: GUM trails behind CUP in latestc |author = MicroWeekly}}</ref>
 
The Cupertino Alliance achieved the highest score in the [[Dime-Curio Micronational Organisation Poll]] for March 2020 with a score of 8.17 out of a possible 10.<ref>Lycon, Jayden and Smith, Zarel (4 March 2020) [https://issuu.com/curio_rblx/docs/microorgpollmarch2020 Dime-Curio Micronational Organization Poll, March 2020]</ref> During the [[Statistic-Dime]] 2020 [[MicroWiki General Survey]] conducted from 4 November 2020 to 15 November 2020 by [[Zed|Zarel Smith]], 63.5% of the 63 participants said that the Cupertino Alliance was either very positive or positive, compared to the 42.8% which said that the GUM was either very positive or positive.<ref>{{cite web | url = https://micronationsweekly.blogspot.com/2020/11/statistic-dime-2020-microwiki-general.html | archiveurl = https://micronationsweekly.blogspot.com/2020/11/statistic-dime-2020-microwiki-general.html | archivedate = 26 November 2020 |title = Statistic Dime 2020 MicroWiki general survey |author = MicroWeekly}}</ref><ref>{{cite web | url = https://micronationsweekly.blogspot.com/2020/11/opinion-gum-trails-behind-cup-in-latest.html | archiveurl = https://micronationsweekly.blogspot.com/2020/11/opinion-gum-trails-behind-cup-in-latest.html | archivedate = 26 November 2020 |title = Opinion: GUM trails behind CUP in latestc |author = MicroWeekly}}</ref>
  
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*[http://www.cupertinoalliance.ca/ Website] Official Website of the Cupertino Alliance
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*[https://discord.gg/Q9r3VCSMTW Discord] Official Discord server of the Cupertino Alliance
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*[https://discord.gg/35zSp4W5 Nutmeg Project] Official Discord server of the Nutmeg Project
  
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Latest revision as of 19:54, 11 September 2021

Intermicronational Development Organization
Cupertinologo2.svg Cupertinocoatofarms.svg
Logo Coat of Arms[1]

CupertinoPan.svg
Flag

Motto
For thee we stand together. [2]

Anthem
None[3]

Based In / Headquarters Point Cupertino, Aenderia

Official language English

Budget (Q1 2020) CAD$ 10.99 [4]

Membership

Chair of the Board Dhrubajyoti Roy
Lieutenant Chair Tyler Mullins
Superior Judge Carson Snyder

Establishment
– Independent Economical Union founded 20 October 2018
– Operation North Macedonia started 10 March 2019
– Establishment 1 April 2019
– Dissolution 1 June 2019
– Revival 28 January 2020
– New charter ratified 15 June 2020

cupertinoalliance.ca
Application Form

The Cupertino Alliance (/ˌkpərˈtnɑːlɑːɪəns/ About this sound (listen) ) (also known as the CUP or CA[5], also formerly known as the Cupertino Unified Micronational)[6][7] is an intermicronational organization founded on 10 March 2019. Headquartered at Point Cupertino, Aenderia, it was created out of Aenderia's distaste for the Grand Unified Micronational and their accusations that the GUM had become an exclusive and overrated organization, however since then the organisation has grown into an independent, reputable hub within the micronational community. As of 21 August 2021, the Cupertino Alliance has 34 full member states and 3 observer states.

Etymology

During the creation of the alliance, various names were suggested. Some suggestions were satirical, being parodies of the name of the Grand Unified Micronational, whilst William Efton decided to call it "Project Esperanza" for the time being.[8][9] The current name, "Cupertino Alliance", was suggested randomly by Jayden Lycon. Efton, who at the time was an Apple fan, which was based at Cupertino, California, liked the suggestion.[10][11]

As neither Lycon and Efton lived near the city of Cupertino (both live in Toronto [12] and Austin [13] respectively), Efton suggested to claim a plot of land and name it "Point Cupertino" [14]. This was later given assent from both the House of Commons of Aenderia [15] and by then-president Milaw Oakforrest. [16] The name was kept for the revival of the alliance.

History

Background

The Cupertino Alliance can trace its lineage back to the 2018 Independent Economic Union. To a lesser extent, it can also he traced back to the 2019 North Atlantic Defense Union and the second incarnation for the Organisation of Active Micronations, are considered to be spiritual predecessors to the modern Cupertino Alliance.

Independent Economical Union

The IEU logo, the predecessor of the Cupertino Alliance.

The Independent Economical Union (IEU) was founded on 20 October 2018 by Piotr Harniakiewicz "to protect the freedom of economy." Furthermore, it also granted benefits to member nations, including free travel without a visa (Now the ÉtatsToronto program).[17][18][19] The first members were Nerdystan, Matachewan and Aenderia.

There were 2 parts in the IEU, those being the council and the court. The council consisted of 1 elected individual from each member nation of the IEU and to propose and pass legislation, which will affect all member nations. The court, on the other hand, handled intermicronational disputes between member nations as well as breaches of IEU legislation and the charter. It was presided by a head judge with 2 extra judges.[20]

The IEU is the unofficial predecessor of the Cupertino Alliance. It upheld many of the ideas and people that are in the Alliance today. The IEU played a major part in the Robertson Sea Conflict, but in January 2019, the activity significantly declined. 22 days later, a majority of the members departed the IEU, including Aenderia.[21] It was revived for a short period on 4 March by Brandon Mierzwa,[22] but ended-up falling back into inactivity about a week later.

An April Fools Joke

During the decline of the IEU, the Epic Union was founded on 10 March 2019 by Jayden Lycon as part of a planned 'joke'[23][24] on the Grand Unified Micronational (GUM), as Jayden had believed that the GUM had become a micronational organization that was exclusive and very harsh on the selection process for new members, which he believed would cause the GUM's eventual downfall.[25]

Jayden proceeded to tell the Aenderian people that Aenderia had been the first-ever micronation to join the EU (Epic Union, the organization's first name), replacing the United Kingdom's seat to the "EU", which was set to leave on 29 March 2019.[26] This confused many Aenderian citizens, considering during that time Aenderia was still largely a small micronation. [27] William Efton later explained that this was to 'poke fun' at large organizations, have a brand reputation and doesn't do much work, although both Jayden and Efton were both proponents of the European Union at the time, which was the organization that a majority, if not all, Aenderian citizens thought to be in the announcement.

"Accidental" Creation of the Alliance

The former 10 Cupertino Krone note, featuring Brandon Mierzwa.

The Epic Union stunt (dubbed "Operation North Macedonia") became a full-fledged idea of a brand new intermicronational organization. On 1 April 2019, the Cupertino Alliance was founded, with the initial members of the first phase of the alliance being Aenderia, Misberia, Bepistan, Cloverzem, Groponigën, and Matachewan.

The alliance was originally also planning to invite Flavia, however, they did not go through with these plans for unknown reasons.[28] The alliance would later include other nations, most notably the Somcowian Federation, to the alliance.

During the first phase, the alliance developed multiple agreements, including a Schengen-type visa-free travel agreement,[29] a unified banknote [30] and a defence treaty.[31] Furthermore, the alliance also resolved treaties between nation-states, including a conflict between Auvenum and Bepistan regarding the partition of White Island[32] and an extensive research study regarding a proposed bill in Groponigën regarding the Christchurch mosque shootings.[33]

There was a minor controversy when it was revealed that Groponigën never officially joined the Alliance, however, the Alliance decided not to negotiate with the Government of Groponigën choosing to just remove the Kingdom from the Alliance due to miscommunication between both parties.[34]

Months later, activity in the alliance plummeted due to more important work in other nations. Eventually, there were talks to the Misberian delegate about Lycon having the desire to close the alliance. A few days later, Jayden proposed a dissolution bill for the Cupertino Alliance and was passed. The dissolution voided all Cupertino Alliance projects and agreements, and remains of the Cupertino Krone were void. On 1 June 2019, the act was in effect, and the alliance was closed.[35] Though, on 7 July, Tony Sweigart attempted to revive the alliance.[36] A vote motioning the recreation was passed but was not implemented as no other micronation had joined the revived alliance.

Revival

Logo of the 69 Hour Session.
The Cupertino Alliance held their first 69 Hour Session, donating funds to the Canadian Red Cross.

With the anti-GUM sentiment in Aenderia stronger than ever, talks to reopen the Cupertino Alliance were presented to the House of Commons of Aenderia. The plan was to reopen the alliance by 28 January 2020, with the first meeting commencing on 1 February.[37] The act passed, and Efton invited Ponderosa Hills, Millania, and Misberia to the reopened alliance.[38] The following weeks saw the passing of many agreements, including the Windhoek Agreement[39] and the admission of Aenopia and Orientia on 24 February.[40] Also, the Alliance started the development of Cupertino Guides, revived the Informative Template Project, and started the development of a new site.[41][42] However, on 15 February, William Efton stepped down as Chair to pursue other projects in micronationalism but continued to stay in the Cupertino Alliance as a delegate for Aenderia. Efton chose Jayden Lycon as the deputy chair until elections can be held.[39][43] On 7 March, Misberia dissolved, therefore suspending their membership to the Cupertino Alliance.[44][45][46] On 23 March, Millania was expelled from the Alliance by a vote from Parliament due to inactivity.[47]

69 Hour Session

From 14 March 2020 till 17 March, the Cupertino Alliance held its first 69 Hour Session, with all delegates participating in a session to donate to the Canadian Red Cross.[48][49][50]

During the 69 Hour Session, the alliance voted on anthem submissions. One of the submissions granted to become an anthem was a video named "Is Jacking Off a Sport?". This resulted in backlash mainly from the Aenderian delegation which later voted to leave the alliance[51][52], and the passing of the Parliamentary Practice Act in an attempt to be more formal. The withdrawal, which was planned on 1 April 2020 was later extended to 5 April to work out an agreement.[53] After a suggestion from Andy Eftin, Aenderia decided to rejoin the Cupertino Alliance if Di Du Dua Di became an anthem[54][55], as well as a report showing how the alliance has attempted becoming more formal was made.[56][57] These requirements were later completed[58], and on 5 April, an agreement was signed and ratified by both parties which suspended the withdrawal process.[59][60]

Rebuilding of the Alliance

The Cupertino Reference Centre on TinyCat on 14 April 2020.
Cupertino Alliance's video election graphics were the first in the community and were first used in the 2020 Ponderosa Hills general election.

Following the incident regarding the 69 Hour Session, the Alliance became more formal. Sessions were improving with the Parliamentary Practice act, programs were being completed, and general interest grew in the CA.

On 30 March 2020, the Cupertino Reference Centre opened on Discord [61] and TinyCat on 13 April.[62][63] Three days later, Millania rejoined the Alliance.[64][60] This followed both the admission of Caddia, Huasgurd, Wegmat, and Patchogue, all were admitted a couple days earlier. On 16 April 2020, the long-awaited Cupertino Earth Week Clean Up was postponed indefinitely at the advice of both Toronto Public Health and Public Health England due to COVID-19.[65][66]

On 18 April 2020, the Millanian delegate notified regarding an incident in Kayutsastan regarding independence. The Cupertino Alliance, alongside others, provided peacekeeping support and eventually got in touch with Tom Kap, the leader of the movement. Kap, Lycon, and Millan later attended a negotiation session, where the rebels surrendered and allowed Kayutsasan to rejoin Millania in return for full amnesty in Millania, a new serene republican government in Kayutsasan as well as other bargaining points.

On 7 May 2020, the Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission's Nintendo 64 electorial video graphics was released with the 2020 Ponderosa Hills election, becoming the first video election graphics in the community and replacing Canadian Broadcasting Corperation.[67][68] This received praise from not only member nations but as well as others who praised it on being very professional and official. [69][70]

On 8 May 2020, the Cupertino Alliance, as well as others, attended a constitutional convention in Hausgurd Union of the Crowns and drafted a new constitution based on the current Aenderian Constitution Act, 2020.[71][72] Later, New Port was dismissed from the Alliance due to the dissolution of the country.[73]

New Charter and Continued Success

The Cupertino Alliance Factbook was finished on 14 February 2021 to critical acclaim.

On 16 May 2020, the Cupertino Alliance worked on their new constitution to outline its governance in a single unified codified constitution, replacing several acts.[74] This was passed and fully ratified on 15 June 2020. The anthem fiasco was formally ended with the passing of the Anthems Act, making the Cupertino Alliance have no anthem.[75]

On 20 June 2020, various ideas from a Census to the redoing of the Earth Day event[76] were considered, both projected later in the future. Furthermore, the Cupertino Alliance language organization was formed on the idea of Sertor Valentinus in order to preserve near-extent languages.[77]

A Prime Minister (later Lieutenant Chair) position was established on 25 July 2020[78], with Archie Birch winning the office[79]. On 1 August 2020, the first Cupertino Alliance chair election was conducted between Lycon and Valentinus, with Lycon winning 11-2, and 1 abstain.

A surge in demand for membership applications in August 2020 resulted in applications taking more time as the Division of Membership Attainment was backed up, paving the way to the Membership (Reorganization) Act, which abolished the infamous 25 member cap as well as changed the process of membership, including requiring all applicants to go through an observer phase. The Regional Sessions Act was also passed during this time, creating the special ministry called regional ministries, allowing certain ministers to host sessions at times inconvenient to the Chair. The first European / African auxiliary session was held on 20 September 2020 at 3PM UTC or 11AM EDT while the first Asian / Oceanian auxiliary session was held on 25 September 2020 at 10AM UTC or 6AM EDT.

In early September, Sertor Valentinus was temporarily dismissed, marking a new way on how the alliance treated raiding incidents. Valentinus was later reinstated after multiple assessments and changes. A cabinet shuffle was done from late September to October 2020 as a result of various cabinet ministers retiring from the community.

During the month of November, the period was marked with increased session length and session frequency. The month also saw a revival of various projects including the Cupertino Guide and Factbook by the Lycon government, intended to be finished near or after his resignation.

Ross era

The Ross era commenced when Logan Ross, the second Lieutenant Chair of the Alliance under Chairman Jayden Lycon was declared winner of the 2nd Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election in January 2021, later being inaugurated on 15 February 2021.

Roy era

Mission

The weather advisory system being deployed on 9 April 2020 in the Republic of Yu-Xia.

The duties of the Cupertino Alliance are the increase of activity, peace, development, and cooperation between member states, whilst allowing citizens basic rights, including freedom and the right to justice.[80] The alliance achieves this in multiple ways:

  • Through agreements
  • Through active development planning
  • Through peacekeeping

Development

The Alliance also develops plans to improve the development of a member nation, that being through achieving good article status, increasing a micronation's score in Freayth's System of Classification, etc.[81]

My current role in the CA will be to go around member nations and boost their development based on guidance and assistance, mirroring the leadership style of Jayden and I [William Efton] in our successful venture to modernize Aenderia out of its past history.

— William Efton, 2020
A sachet of teff seeds purchased by Leon Montan through the CA Greencities subsidy.

Projects have included:

Peacekeeping

The Alliance favours pacifism, as this was seen in the Stockholm Agreement. The Alliance provides peacekeeping services, and were last engaged in the Kayutsasan independence conflict between Millania and Kayutsasan.[86][87][88] Furthermore, they are planned to be engaged next in New Germany and Wegmat. Previously, the Cupertino Alliance engaged in the White Island incident [89], as well as indirectly the Robertson Sea Conflict, the Aenderian - Auvenum War, as well as the Matachewan-Nerdystanian War.[a]

Structure

Parliament of the Cupertino Alliance
Crestca2.png
Type
TypeUnicameral legislature
Leadership
Chair of the Board Dhrubajyoti Roy
Lieutenant ChairTyler Mullins
Structure
Members
  Speaker (4)
  Presiding Speaker (1)
  Regional Ministers and Deputies (3)
  Delegates (58)
  Full Member Delegates (54)
  Observer Delegates (4)
Meeting place
Cupertino Alliance Discord


The Cupertino Alliance is comprised of five parts, those being

  • Cupertino Parliament: The legislative body
  • Chair of the Board: A person that supervises Cupertino Parliament sessions and represents the Alliance inter-micronationally
  • Ministries: An organization in the Cupertino Alliance tasked to supervise and manage a specific sector of public administration
  • Superior Court: Judicial part of the Cupertino Alliance
  • Ministers: Delegates who oversee ministries

Cupertino Parliament

The Cupertino Parliament is the legislative and law-making branch of the Alliance. It handles the creation of agreements, admission of members and others within the Cupertino Alliance. It is made up of delegates appointed by member nations. Parliament serves as a channel for discussion between member nations and the alliance. As of 27 February 2020, Parliament meets every week on Saturday, usually at 3 or 6 pm Eastern Standard Time.[90][91] Sessions are recorded in the Cupertino Gazette.

Delegates

Delegates make up the Parliament and are appointed by the head of state, head of government, or the government of a member nation. Their purpose is to:

  • Vote on legislation
  • Propose legislation
  • Represent the member nation in Cupertino Alliance sessions
  • Represent the Cupertino Alliance in the member nation
Certain retired delegates may receive the Cupertino Service Ribbon for their service to the alliance.

A member nation can appoint up to 3 delegates, with each delegate getting one vote.[92] Furthermore, a delegate can be relieved of their duties at any time at request by their head of state, head of government, government, or 70 percent of the vote from the Cupertino Parliament or when the member nation he/she represents leaves the Cupertino Alliance.[93] Furthermore, a delegate may get kicked by the Alliance for repeated rule violations.[94] Certain retired delegates can obtain the Cupertino Service Ribbon for their service to the alliance.[95]

Chair of the Board

Dhrubajyoti Roy, the current Chair of the Board.
Carson Snyder, the current Superior Judge.

The Chairman of the Board acts as the head of state and government of the Cupertino Alliance. The Chairman also supervises Cupertino Alliance sessions and represents the Cupertino Alliance in official diplomatic events. The Chairman is expected to be politically independent to prevent bias.

The Chair is elected through an election by the delegates every 6 months. Individuals wishing to run for the position of Chairman must also be a delegate in the Cupertino Alliance. The candidate who receives the most votes becomes the Chairman. The Chair can also be impeached with 70 percent or more majority in the Cupertino Parliament.[96]

The fourth and incumbent Chairman is Dhrubajyoti Roy, who was declared the winner of the 3rd Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election. Roy took office on 15 August 2021.

Superior Court

The Superior Court is the organization's intermicronational judicial organ. The Superior Court's duty is to:

  • Provide fair trials to delegates
  • Enforce justice in the alliance
  • Solve conflicts between 2 or more member states
  • Solve conflicts inside the Cupertino Alliance

The Superior Court is headed by the Superior Judge of the Cupertino Alliance, whom is nominated by the Chair and approved by Parliament. The current Superior Judge, Carson Snyder, was appointed on 16 August 2021 and replaced Brennan Sullivan.[97]

Ministries

The Roy Cabinet
OfficeNameTerm
Chair of the BoardDhrubajyoti Roy15 August 2021 – present
Lieutenant ChairTyler Mullins15 August 2021 – present
Superior JudgeCarson Snyder16 August 2021 – present
Minister of Membership
Attainment
Daniel Hamilton2 August – 10 September 2021
Matthew Xia10 September 2021 – present
Deputy Minister of Membership
Attainment
Matthew Xia2 August – 10 September 2021
Minister of Development
and Interstate Cooperation
Jayden Dagsa16 August 2021 – present
Deputy Minister of Development
and Interstate Cooperation
Harrison Dosen Grunning25 August 2021 – present
Minister of European and
African Affairs
Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu15 August 2021 – present
Deputy Minister of European and
African Affairs
Christopher Miller17 August 2021 – present
Minister of American AffairsIsaiah David15 August 2021 – present
Deputy Minister of American AffairsTucker Gladden18 August – 26 August 2021
Daniel Quintaro26 August 2021 – present
Minister of Statistical AffairsMichael Shepard16 August 2021 – present
Deputy Minister of Statistical AffairsMatthew Xia24 August – 8 September 2021
Sertor Valentinus9 September 2021 – present
Minister of Press and PromotionJayden Lycon16 August 2021 – present
Minister of International CooperationSander Koff16 August 2021 – present
Minister of TechnologyLarry Martin15 August 2021 – present

Ministries are departments inside the Cupertino Alliance that consist of delegates. Ministries, formerly called Divisions, specialize in one sector and usually handle event and session managing and project oversight. As of 16 August 2021, the Divisions include:

  • Ministry of American Affairs - This division is focused on the outreach of nations that are located in Americas.
  • Ministry of Development and Interstate Cooperation - This division manages the activity of nations, holding events for the alliance and activities promotion cooperation and amity between the member states.[98]
  • Ministry and European and African Affairs - This division is focused on the outreach of nations that are located in Europe and Africa.
  • Ministry of International Cooperation -This division is focused on foreign affairs and global outreach of the alliance.[98]
  • Ministry of Membership Attainment - This division is focused on matters related to membership obtainment and members-related affairs.
  • Ministry of Press and Promotion - This division is focused on all press related affairs and promotion of the alliance on all social media aspects.[98]
  • Ministry of Statistical Affairs - This is focused on all statistical and data-collection and analysis related affairs.[98]
  • Ministry of Technology - This division is focused on all technical affairs of the alliance.

Ministers

Ministers are delegates appointed by the Chair of the Board who heads a division.[99] Their duties include:

  • Supervise their respective divisions
  • Be the head spokesperson of a division

Ministers include:

  • Minister of American Affairs - Works with member states which are located in Americas, both North and South America to optimize time and other affairs, as well as hosts sessions.
  • Minister of Development and Interstate Cooperation - Supervises development and manages the activity of nations, holds events for the alliance and activities which promote cooperation and amity between the member states.
  • Minister of European and African Affairs - Works with member states which are located in Europe and Africa to optimize time and other affairs, as well as hosts sessions.
  • Minister of International Cooperation - Supervises the foreign affairs and manages the global outreach of the alliance.
  • Minister of Membership Attainment - Manages the membership application process.
  • Minister of Press and Promotion - Manages the press related affairs and promotes the alliance on all social media aspects.
  • Minister of Statistical Affairs - Manages all statistical and data-collection and analysis related projects.
  • Ministry of Technology - Manages all technical affairs of the alliance, including the website.


As of 26 August 2021, there are 8 Ministers in the cabinet, those being Isaiah David, Jayden Dagsa, Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu, Sander Koff, Daniel Hamilton, Jayden Lycon, Michael Shepard, and Larry Martin respectively. Other members of the cabinet include 4 Deputy Ministers, those being Tucker Gladden for American Affairs, Harrison Dosen Grunning for Development and Interstate Cooperation, Christopher Miller for European and African Affairs, and Matthew Xia for Statistical Affairs.

Members

Guide to applying for membership to the Cupertino Alliance.

Application Process

During the first phase of the Cupertino Alliance, members were able to apply for membership based on a 'first come, first serve' system - meaning that a maximum of 2 micronations may join each month, and up to 5 micronations may apply for membership monthly. This was changed during the restart of the alliance. Members will need to apply to the alliance, then representatives from the alliance will take a look at the applying micronation and will write a report on their remarks- summarized versions of their website/MicroWiki pages, any Discord activity, etc. The report will then be shown to the members of the Cupertino Alliance and the members will vote to admit the nation to the alliance.[100]

The new system was developed since it ensures that the alliance gets the best members; instead of looking at the nation at face value, the Alliance will deeply research if a said nation should be admitted.[101] Some examples of reports created by the division include the ones used for admission of both Aenopia and Orientia.

The requirements for admission include:

  • Ratify the Cupertino Alliance mission statement through legislation or other means
  • Be in stable condition
  • Must have been established for more than 6 months (or have the features that a micronation aged 6 months or older will have)[102]
  • Must have a Discord server
  • Must not have claim disputes with other member nations
  • Must not be in war with any other nation

The Cupertino Alliance formerly enacted an act to close and self-access the Alliance for a month when the Alliance reaches 25 members, thus removing inactive members. [103] The cap was later revoked in late 2020.

List of Members

An example of a nation report made by the Division of Membership Attainment on 11 April 2020 for the United Republics of Antarctica.[b]
Country Code Date Admitted Delegate(s)
Ponderosa Hills Socialist Federal Union of Ponderosa Hills PDH 28 January 2020 Leon Montan
Johann Kümmel
Aenopia Empire of Aenopia AEP 24 February 2020 Logan Ross
Republic of Yu-Xia Republic of Yu-Xia YXI 1 March 2020 Matthew Xia
Nathan Jiang
Joel Thierry
Wegmat Federal Union of Wegmat WMT 26 March 2020 Cole Baird
People's Republic of Tesforia People's Republic of Tesforia TSF 26 March 2020 Brennan Sullivan
Kingdom of Pinelandia Kingdom of Pinelandia PLD 15 April 2020 Charles Burgardt
Unified Royal States of Australis Unified Royal States of Australis AUS 15 July 2020 Daniel Hamilton
Matthew Griffin
Jared B
Qaflana Qaflana QFA 31 July 2020 Thorin Neal
Jayden Lycon
Asher Young
Humberlea Kingdom of Humberlea HBL 20 August 2020 Nicholas Lokin
Phillip Johnnasan
Saspearian Saspearian SPN 20 August 2020 Anthony I
New Athens The Free Nation of New Athens NAT 10 October 2020 Tyler Mullins
T. Wilson
Archie Birch
Desert District Desert District DSD 29 October 2020 Woland
West Sayville Kingdom of West Sayville WSY 12 November 2020 Sertor Valentinus
Tom Haex
United Kingdoms of Greater Monmark Monmarkian Empire MON 26 November 2020 Alexander I Constantine
Jesus Salazar
Edison
Huai Siao Empire of Huai Siao HSI 12 December 2020 Eun Jo
Farhaz Hazarika
Imperial Grand Duchy of Lundenwic Imperial Grand Duchy of Lundenwic LDW 7 January 2021 Mike Lewis
Lurdentania Empire of Lurdentania LDT 11 January 2021 Rory McPhail
Kingdom of Burdette Kingdom of Burdette BDT 4 March 2021 Isaiah David
Vishwamitra State of Vishwamitra VWA 28 March 2021 Dhrubajyoti Roy
Christopher Miller
Waterside Park Kingdom of Waterside Park WAP 7 May 2021 Larry Martin
Wendatia Co-operative Republic of Wendatia WDA 7 May 2021 Jonas Rhymer
Revalia Revalian Kingdom REV 7 May 2021 Sander Koff
Kaarel Luikmel
Hans-Kristjan Volmerson
Novus Hierosolymis Novus Hierosolymis NVH 7 May 2021 Jayden Dagsa
Michael Shepard
Kingdom of Northwood-Oregon Kingdom of Northwood-Oregon NWO 7 May 2021 Carson Snyder
Grant Bruns
Jordan Silva
TC873034198-9-330-400-54-24-ChildTemplate.png The Soyuzist Republic SYZ 7 June 2021 Hicham Soyuz
Kingdom of Oskonia Kingdom of Oskonia OSK 1 July 2021 Tucker Gladden
Ezri Ambriz
Belgica Flag.png Belgican Empire BGC 18 July 2021 Mats
Jules
Snagov Snagovian Federation SNG 30 July 2021 Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu
Kingdom of Pibocip Kingdom of Pibocip PBC 30 July 2021 Phillip Joseph Pillin
KranoyaNewFlag.jpg Republic of Kranoya KNY 30 July 2021 ShayanSJ
Elava Kingdom of Elava ELV 30 July 2021 Harrison Dosen Grunning
Stormhold Imperial Principality of Stormhold STH 30 July 2021 Mephistopheles
William Wilson
Duchy of Pontunia Duchy of Pontunia PNT 26 August 2021 Andrew Perdomo
Berry kingdom flag.svg Berry Empire BER 7 September 2021 Redberry

Former Members

Nation Date Admitted Representative(s) Date Left Reason
Untitled722 20191024194320M.png United Kingdoms of Misberia and Caloudonum 28 January 2020 Archie Birch 7 March 2020 Nation dissolved
PRO Flag.png People's Republic of Orientia 24 February 2020 22 October 2020 Nation dissolved
Flagofnewport3.jpg Republic of New Port 24 March 2020 2 May 2020 Nation dissolved
ZircinianFlag.png Principality of Zircinia Marcin Baer 4 July 2020 Nation expelled on the grounds of inactivity
Misberia Flag.png Grand Duchy of Misberia 23 July 2020 Archie Birch 7 September 2020 Nation left
Flag of New Eiffel.svg Principality of New Eiffel 8 March 2020

Zarel Smith[c]
Anthony Dickson
Isaac Richards

1 November 2020 Nation dissolved
Flag of Wendatia.png Republic of Wendatia 10 October 2020 Jonas Rhymer 7 November 2020 Nation expelled
Flag of Bepistan.svg Kingdom of Bepistan 1 March 2020 Matthew Laptev Nation left
Flag of Vishwamitra.svg State of Vishwamitra 10 October 2020 Dhrubajyoti Roy
Gheorghe Ștefan Marius
22 November 2020 Nation expelled
Daragonian flag.png Commonwealth of Daragonia 28 May 2020 Iacof ap Sidwofsci Nation expelled
FLAGMNG.png Union of Millania and New Granada[d] 28 January 2020 Nicolás Millán 6 December 2020 Nation expelled
Lytera flag.png Kingdom of Lytera 23 June 2020 Alexander I Nation expelled
Efrasachin Flag.jpeg Second Kingdom of Efransa 22 July 2020 Bess Lewes Nation expelled
FlagofNordaleDesign6.1.png Republic of Nordale 11 December 2020 Sophia 22 December 2020 Nation left
FloraniaFlag.png Free Republic of Florania 31 July 2020 Addison Dillon 3 December 2020 Nation dissolved
Grand Republic of Leo Flag.png Republic of Leo 14 January 2021 May Cambridge 9 February 2021 Nation left
AendereseFlag.png Fifth Aenderian Republic 28 January 2021

William Efton
Maximilian

12 February 2021 Nation left
Imperial Republic Flag Wiki.png Nemkhav Federation 13 November 2020 Marka Mejakhansk 7 March 2021 Nation dissolved
Flag of Georgienstine.svg Social Republic of Georgienstine 11 March 2021 Raphaël Olivier 16 April 2021 Nation expelled
WRC Flag.png West River Confederation 11 March 2021 Benjamin Pickles
Logan Jack
16 April 2021 Nation expelled
Low National Flag.png Republic of Lowenia 11 September 2020 Chandrachur Basu 10 October 2020 Nation merged into State of Vishwamitra
Flag of the Maple Autonomous Region.jpg Maple Autonomous Region 25 November 2020 Sylvie Vaux 16 April 2021 Nation dissolved
Caddiaflag.png Federal Republic of Caddia 31 March 2020 (1st)
25 November 2020 (2nd)
Anna Telford 22 August 2020 (1st)
21 April 2021 (2nd)
Nation expelled
Flag of Regelis.svg Regelis 7 November 2020 Soaring 7 May 2021 Nation expelled
Moletopian Flag.png Grand Duchy of Moletopia 13 December 2020 William I
New Flag of Centralia.png Confederation of Nova Tromsø 7th August 2021 Konstantínos Hockenheim
Tom Mark
15 July 2021 Nation dissolved


Observer States

As of 10 June 2021, there are 4 observers.

Country Representative(s) Date Admitted
New Rubix Republic
  • General Lvsitania
  • Colonel Becker
15 May 2021
Indradhanush Indradhanush Chandrachur Basu

Wisest

10 October 2021

Achievements

The Cupertino Alliance achieved the highest score in the Dime-Curio Micronational Organisation Poll for March 2020 with a score of 8.17 out of a possible 10.[105] During the Statistic-Dime 2020 MicroWiki General Survey conducted from 4 November 2020 to 15 November 2020 by Zarel Smith, 63.5% of the 63 participants said that the Cupertino Alliance was either very positive or positive, compared to the 42.8% which said that the GUM was either very positive or positive.[106][107]

References

Footnotes
  1. Under the previous name, IEU.
  2. Only the first page of 2 pages in the report are shown.[104]
  3. Zarel later transferred over to the Aenopian delegation team on 8 November 2020 after New Eiffel's dissolution before reigning from his position as Aenopian delegate in January 2021.
  4. Parliament voted expulsion on 23 March 2020, rejoined 2 April 2020
Citations
  1. Lycon, Jayden (7 April 2020) Greater Coat of Arms Act
  2. Lycon, Jayden (29 February 2020) Motto
  3. Lycon, Jayden (6 June 2020) Anthems Act, 2020
  4. Cupertino Alliance (1 April 2020) Q1 2020 Expenses
  5. Lycon, Jayden (31 March 2020) Cupertino Gazette Issue 9
  6. Division of Membership Attainment (21 February 2020) Orientia Remarks "...as [REDACTED]] wanted to join for the informal name of the alliance, also known as the “CUM”."
  7. Lycon, Jayden (7 March 2020) Naming Protocol
  8. Lycon, Jayden and Efton, William (12 March 2019) 2 North Americans attempt to find a name
  9. Efton, William (12 March 2019) Project Esperanza
  10. Apple Inc. (n.d.) Apple Park Visitor Centre
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  13. Efton, William (15 January 2020) Efton: "I live in Austin"
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  19. Lycon, Jayden (n.d.) Toronto Accords
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  22. Mierzwa, Brandon (13 March 2019) Brandon revives the IEU
  23. Efton, William and Lycon, Jayden (11 March 2019) Planning the 2019 April Fools Prank
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  30. Lycon, Jayden (20 March 2019) RALEIGH AGREEMENT ON CURRENCY WITHIN CA MEMBER STATES, 2019
  31. Lycon, Jayden (20 March 2019) STOCKHOLM AGREEMENT ON DEFENCE WITHIN CA MEMBER STATES, 2019
  32. Gilzem, Russell (18 May 2019) Auvenese Post: New Area Expansions & Compromise with Bepistan Cached
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  34. Oakforrest, Milaw and Lycon, Jayden (23 March 2019) Groponigën removed from the CA
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