Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union)
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|Organisation of Active Micronations|
|Anthem||"Gustav Holst- Jupiter" (orchestral)
|Headquarters||Victoria, Empire of Emosia|
|Last Secretary General||Ian|
|Last Deputy Secretary General||Cristian Dobrev|
|Official languages||Various (de jure)|
English (de facto)
|Motto||“A real friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out”|
|Membership||47 Full Members |
|– Foundation||21 November 2018|
|– Dissolution||26 August 2019|
The Organisation of Active Micronations (a name taken from a major micronational organisation that was active from 2009 to 2011; abbreviated to OAM), originally the New Eiffel Union of Micronations, was an intermicronational organisation founded by New Eiffel and Livettree, created to stimulate foreign relations and the development of micronations, providing a space in which said states were able to utilize assistance from the organisation's community to design national symbols such as flags, logos, coats of arms or emblems in addition to the identifying marks of their public and private corporations.
OAM members cordinated the writing of articles in MicroWiki, attempting to ensure an environment of peace and cooperation in which they could obtain the legal stability necessary for all citizens of micronations to start their own businesses and obtain funding.
In its heyday, the Organisation of Active Micronations was one of the fastest growing micronational organisations (within the MicroWiki Sector). This was most likely due to the fact that the organisation was not very exclusive. However, the organisation had been criticised for appropriating the name of the previous, well-known organisation, and further criticisms included allegations that "official meetings mostly consist of meme making."
The Organisation of Active Micronations had achieved much since it's initial founding.
Foundation and early history
The organisation was created on 21 November 2018 by New Eiffel and Livettree. It was originally meant to be an organisation for trading and foreign relations. During its early history, the OAM was known as the New Eiffel Union of Micronations (this name was heavily criticized by early members for its seemingly imperialistic and possessive tone) more commonly refereed to as the NEUM or the NEUoM.
By late December of that same year, the NEUM had gained 12 member states, and together they started a new list of goals and purposes. The union obtained £80 funding from SURÜ, making it easier for the union to financially support its many micronational businesses. Foreign relations also quickly arose between member states, making it much easier for them to communicate. Additionally, the NEUoM at this time constructed its Discord server to act as a "new" permanent hub and primary meeting center (replacing google hangouts).
Growth slowed down quite a bit throughout early 2019, and many prominent longtime member states like the Blue Army became inactive. Although, several states joined in January–March 2019 (most notably the Tsardom of Phokland and the Empire of Emosia) inactivity became an increasing problem and there were preliminary talks of dissolving the union.
Besides the plaguing inactivity within the union, some things of note were accomplished. Most importantly, the official discord server was formalized and updated, allowing for more ease of access allowing the union to gain 7 new full members within the first week of the update. Diplomatic ties also grew, as it became easier and more efficient to communicate through the server. Ministers were also introduced, the first ministries being; Minister of Recruitment, Minister of help and other affairs, Minister of writing and grammar, Minister of Foreign Relations, and the Minister of finance.
After a boost in activity and the creation of a legislative committee (known as the Council of Legislature), the group decided that its working name, the New Eiffel Union of Micronations was too self-serving so on 1 May 2019 (following a referendum) the organization officially changed it's name to the Organisation of Active Micronations (hoping to present itself as the spiritual successor to the group that had previously held the name). Though the new name caused mild controversy throughout the micronational community, it was widely accepted and approved of within the organisation.
17 August—26 August
After a long string of unprofessional and unsuccessful meetings, the Chancellor (Secretary General) and Vice Chancellor (Deputy Secretary General) discussed ways to institute massive reforms within the OAM. The Chancellor called a meeting to discuss the subject. However, the meeting was frequently interrupted and the Chancellor ended the meeting early.
Following this, Aenopia (an influential and active member) announced that they would be leaving and Emosia threatened to do likewise. Seeing the dissolution of the organization as "inevitable", an Emergency Council was formed. In addition, most functions of the OAM were effectively shut down. As the Council met to discuss ways of reforming the OAM, the Chancellor at the time James Ellis resigned and was replaced in acting by former Secretary General (and influential representative) Charles Ross. Their primary reason for appointing the former Sec-Gen. was that whilst under his administration, the OAM had seen its largest growth and expansion (due in no small part to reforms fazed in by his governing cabinet). This however was seemingly ineffective at keeping the group together and member states continued to depart.
The apparent death knell of the OAM came on the 24 August, when (after hinting at their departure the previous day) the Tsardom of Phokland announced the formation of the League of Professional Nations, (functionally a successor to the OAM) and announced that they would be leaving the following Monday. With Phokland's departure, saw the exit of not only Charles Ross (who at this time was Phokland's representative) but also the Empire of Emosia and the Principality of New Eiffel (a founding member and the namesake of the organization's previous title). Numerous members who had left the OAM quickly turned to the league and joined soon after, whilst others such as Lytera, Aenopia and Plushunia instead turned to the OAM's once rival: the GUM. Shortly after the creation of the LPN, the league took over the OAM forums (which had recently replaced discord as the OAM's primary meeting place) and following a short attempt to revitalize the OAM, the new acting Secretary General the Rt. Hon. Ian announced the dissolution of the Organisation of Active Micronations on 26 August 2019.
Aftermath and legacy
Due to the negative stigma of the OAM after its dissolution and the events leading up to it, the wider MicroWiki community was generally in favour of its dissolution. Zarel Smith has been cited as giving a certain amount of credit to the OAM in helping him in his fast growth among the "New Guard" in the MicroWiki Sector between April to July 2019 of that year, since it attracted many newer and smaller nations due to its relatively relaxed joining policy, making them aware of Smith as well as his nation New Eiffel. The OAM also brought together multiple nations which have kept close relations, such as Aenopia, Ponderosa Hills, Lytera and New Eiffel, which are all members of the TOES Sector.
The OAM existed with several goals in mind, both within and without the micronational community.
The organisation featured a series of templates for members to ensure that all micronations had access to the creation of their own elaborate symbols such as flags, logos, coats of arms or images representing public and private corporations in each nation. With graphic design and cultural tools, micronations could launch actions related to the issuance of postage stamps, issuing banknotes or also creating their own magazines with cultural content.
Partners had access to article writing services both from the micronational entities themselves and from individuals highlighted from the micronations in the MicroWiki. The OAM also created and participated in several community outreach events (such as the OAM Games and the Micronational Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament).
OAM members had access to a completely open market where (through free trade/defense) many states were able to find allies with whom they could cooperate to produce statistics, working papers, books and other reference materials for the cultural and economic development of the community.
The organisation's judicial division helped to arbitrate possible misunderstandings and disputes between members, guaranteeing a space for communication and intermicronational stability. The judicial division of the OAM had the task of preventing wars and other such conflicts between member states and other members/outside nations.
This division was created following a series of diplomatic scandals that rocked the OAM in early May of 2019.
Small business assistance
Through the development both in graphic design and in legal stability sponsored through the organization, members had access to a space where they could find potential commercial allies with whom to develop business relationships, being able to find sponsors or financing diverse businesses in the public and private institutions of each micronation.
Membership into the OAM was open to all micronations/geofictional states. The only requirements were that the nation must have the sponsorship of an already existing full member and the applying nation must be grounded in some form of reality (eg. the applying state cannot be a roleplay/LARP). The organisation had 44 full members and 5 observers at time of dissolution.
Members that were under "Red Status" were scheduled to be voted on whether they should be kicked or not, typically due to inactivity from the organisation.
Full members at date of dissolution
In order of date of joining:
|Flag||Micronation||Join date||Capital City||Code||Notes|
|Principality of New Eiffel||21 Nov 2018||Új Repülő||NE||Founder|
|The Presidential Republic of Livettree||21 Nov 2018||Saint Belina||PR||Co-founder|
|Socialist United Republic of Ünie||24 Nov 2018||New Murph||ZZ||Observer from 21–24 November|
|Democratic Republic of Seybold||25 Nov 2018||New Springfield||SE|
|Islamic Republic of Hala’ib Triangle||29 Nov 2018||Su'nav||HT|
|Kingdom of Falcar and the Rottnest||30 Nov 2018||Arbonia||FR|
|Blue Army||5 Dec 2018||Capitala Lorxia||BA|
|The Islands of Omaha||12 Dec 2018||Vélly Town||YX||Observer state from 8—12 December|
|State of Malinovia||15 Dec 2018||Auroris||MA||Representative for MicroCon 2019|
|Republic of Ellesmere||18 Dec 2018||Ellesmere Hamlet||EL|
|Capitalistic Republic of Askio||18 Dec 2018||Has no cities||AS||Started the joining process on 17 December|
|Great Empire of Villa Alicia||10 Jan 2019||Maringa||VA|
|South Islands of Omaha||27 Jan 2019||Has no cities||SO|
|Myrek Republic||28 Jan 2019||Ghava||MR||Barred from joining between 5–28 January|
|República de Serralia||29 Jan 2019||Hermenepolis||SR|
|Republic of Maudena||31 Jan 2019||Maudena||MD|
|Esecina||2 Feb 2019||Portofino||ES|
|Landland||8 Feb 2019||Has no cities||LL|
|Principality of Duke||16 Feb 2019||Chatham||DU|
|Republic of Lululand||20 Feb 2019||Sejgshtat||LU|
|Absolute Monarchy of Pikelend||22 Feb 2019||Pikelend City||AB||Observer from 18—22 February|
|Harmony South||23 Feb 2019||Capital Serenity||HS|
|Kingdom of Bepistan||23 Feb 2019||Has no cities||BE|
|Kingdom of Sunnit||24 Feb 2019||Mithra city||ST|
|Empire of North Africa||27 Feb 2019||Anpono||NA|
|n/a||United New Republic of Ünie||28 Feb 2019||Has no cities||NU|
|Principality of the Kingdom of Inival||3 March 2019||Fwhyde||II||Observer from 2 March—3 March.|
|Kingdom of Pöllömaa||12 March 2019||Roadnine||PL|
|Empire of Emosia||3 April 2019||Kyber||EM|
|Antriaton Empire||5 April 2019||Antriaton Capital||AN|
|Kingdom of Roscommon||7 April 2019||Roscommon||CO||Kingdom of Connaught/Duchy of CC (7 April 2019 – 3 May 2019) DR of Taughmaconnell (3 May 2019 – 5 May 2019) Kingdom of Roscommon (6 May 2019 – Present)|
|n/a||Novae Unionis||12 April 2019||n/a||NV|
|Federation of Darta||15 April 2019||Dipart||DA||n/a|
|State of Gradonia||10 May 2019||Charlington||n/a||Could present laws in Chamber of Legislature, approved by Speaker of the Chamber|
|Qaflana||10 May 2019||Qafla||n/a||Member of administration, Minister of Events, and Speaker of the Chamber|
|Republic of Everland||17 May 2019||Everland City||EV|
|Third Kingdom of Misberia||17 May 2019||Eastport||n/a|
|Republic of Yiff||17 May 2019||Has no cities||n/a|
|Ponderosa Hills||18 May 2019||Arsenal||PN||Was observer for approximately twenty hours|
|Empire of Qoí||13 Jun 2019||City-state||QI||Formerly known as New Paint|
|Federal Republic of Alrovia||31 Jun 2019||n/a||RV|
|The People's Republic of Tibbsia||31 Jun 2019||Bear||n/a|
|Dominion of Aenopia||6 Jul 2019||New Llandudno||DA||Reapplied after New Cymru's dissolution|
|Kingdom of Astropolis||27 Jul 2019||Astropolis||n/a|
Observer states with yellow indicates their full membership was to have been voted upon next meeting.
|Flag||Micronation||Observer date||Capital City||Code||Notes|
|Principality of Zenrax||14 May 2019||Capital Territory||n/a||Held permanent Observer State status at dissolution|
|Kingdom of Gendarania||28 May 2019||New Phoenix||GN||Held permanent Observer State status at dissolution|
|The Carthian Empire||3 June 2019||Corona||n/a|
|Democratic Republic of Vardestro||23 June 2019||Kournia||n/a|
|n/a||Socialist Taiopaio||27 June 2019||Taiopaio Capital||TI||Held permanent Observer State status at dissolution|
This list also includes nations that were preparing to leave the OAM.
|Flag||Micronation||Union exit date||Capital City(s)||Code||Notes|
|New Cymru||30 June 2019||Terra||NC||Dissolved on 30 June 2019, thus the membership is subsequently "Void"|
|Kingdom of Lytera||4 August 2019||St. Cavendish||LY||Left due to issues with the organisation as a whole|
|Empire of Aenopia||20 August 2019||New Llandudno||DA||Left due to issues with the organisation as a whole|
|Kingdom of Astropolis||20 August 2019||Astropolis||N/A||Reason unknown|
|Kingdom of Bepistan||20 August 2019||Cape Vasya||BE||Left due to issues with the organisations as a whole|
|Tsardom of Phokland||25 August 2019||Vundenberg||PH||Left due to lack of professionalism and argument over OAM's future|
|Plushunia||27 August 2019||Plușeni||PU||Voted on by the Plushunian Parliament and the Assembly of Overseas Governors|
The following are the ministers and final holders at the date of dissolution:
- Minister of Recruitment - Principality of New Eiffel – Zarel I
- Minister of Help and Other Affairs - Blue Army – the Creator, Lahav Morris.
- Minister of Writing and Grammar - República de Serralia
- Minister of Foreign Relations - Principality of New Eiffel – Zarel I
- Minister of Finance - Socialist United Republic of Ünie – Cebisa E. Kacajfg
- Minister of Transportation - Antriaton Empire – Myles Jones
- Trade Minister - Ian "Cross" (no nation)
- Minister of Economy - Tsardom of Phokland - Tsar Charles I
- Minister of Events - Qaflana - Alex Halbesleben
- Speaker of the Chamber - New Cymru - Emperor Logan I
- Speaker of the Chamber - Qaflana - Alex Halbesleben
- Chancellor - Empire of Emosia - Emperor James I
- Vice-Chancellor - Neil M.
This is the official list of micronations that were going to representin the OAM at MicroCon and Pre-MicroCon.
- Esecina in the New Eiffel Union of Micronations. Esecina.wordpress.com. Archived from the original on 17 December 2019. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
- Organisation of Active Micronations. Archived from the original
- Banks, Alexander (9 July 2019) Lytexit? Lyteran Politicians Suggest Leaving the OAM. The Royal Lyteran News. Retrieved 22 December 2019. Archived from the original on 22 December 2019.
- Official Forums