Reformed Intermicronational Confederation

The Reformed Intermicronational Confederation (RIC), formerly known as the Community of Micronations, is an intermicronational organisation with a general focus to bring together serious and like-minded micronations to work together for the promulgation of peace, security, and equality within the Micronations Fandom community; though this scope later extended to the whole of the micronational community in its last months.

Reformed Intermicronational Confederation

 

2017-2018, 2019-present

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Motto
Pax, Confoederatio, Aequitas
Worldwide
Official language(s)English
Short nameRIC
- Acting PresidentNed Vodă
- Vice PresidentImmanuel I
- Chief JusticeIordan Luca
LegislatureForum
- Number of seats - 29
- Last election - 7 December 2020
Established27 December 2017 (as the CoM)
3 July 2019 (as the RIC)
Disestablished8 January 2018 (merge with Intermicronational League)

The Confederation was initially established on 27 December 2017 as the Community of Micronations until its merge with the Intermicronational League. The organization was later reformed as the RIC on 3 July 2019 as part of an effort to split the CoM remnant from the League of Micronations. On 10 June 2021, the process of dissolution commenced following inactivity in conjunction with discrepancies amongst delegates regarding the Confederation's future, with a goal of total disbandment within a week.

History

Establishment and merge

 
Flag of the Community of Micronations, a pinnacle to what would become the Reformed Intermicronational Confederation.

On 27 December 2017, Boniface I, Grand Duke of Alimia, established the Community of Micronations after beginning diplomatic relations with Vlasynia. The nations of Egan, Titania (now known as the Kingdom of Ticronvidia), and New Rizalia joined soon after the organization's foundation.

Later, on 7 January 2018, President Blade R. Jackson (now known as Johannes Tyurukstein) of Titania made a proposal to merge the organization with the newly-founded Intermicronational League. This came to fruition, thus marking the beginning of the League of Micronations. The remnant of the Community of Micronations would live on within the League as a small group consisting of the same original five members, dubbed the "Big 5".

Reorganization

 
Initially the flag of the Reformation Party, it saw later use as the first flag of the newly-reorganized Reformed Intermicronational Confederation, adopted on 3 July 2019.

President Seann Torres of New Rizalia founded the Reformation Party in the League of Micronations on 30 June 2019 to advocate its restructuring and rid it of its instability and crudity. The party acknowledged the reactions of disdain from some members towards the League's current state, promising for a new, fresh start. Eventually, the foundation of the party led to a project spearheaded by Torres to separate the Community of Micronations remnant from the League, strife-free. Torres began to consult the rest of the original "Big 5" regarding the project.

The five founding members of the League met on 1 July 2019 in an informal session to discuss splitting the remnant of the Community of Micronations from the League of Micronations due to the ever-increasing lackadaisical attitude, instability, and immaturity of the organization. A motion was proposed in the League for the General Assembly's approval of the split. On 3 July 2019, the Community of Micronations remnant peacefully split from the League and was reorganized as the Reformed Intermicronational Confederation.

2019

The days following the reorganization of the RIC saw rapid growth and progress, with nearly twenty delegates being welcomed into the Confederation within the span of a week. Work began swiftly on the organization's construction.

From July 4 to July 6, 2019, general elections took place within the organization for the provisional offices of President, Vice President, and Chief Justice. Ned Vodă of Vlasynia, Seann Torres of New Rizalia, and Sam Marsden of the PaLsian Federation were elected these positions, respectively. The PaLsian Federation, Peipohja, Divellian Union, NZRE, and Agelonia were appointed to the Security Council; while Astovia, Albion-Novanglia, Coronia, New Rizalia, and Skywalkistan were appointed to the Intermicronational Court,

The Confederation's first formal session took place on July 11, 2019. Delegates discussed structuring the RIC and the enactment of a charter. Member states disputed regarding the structure itself, debating whether the Security Council, the executive positions, or even the Forum should be removed. A general consensus was reached, which limited the powers of the President of Vice President, incorporating the offices into the Forum; though members were still unsure about the Confederation's structure. Work on a charter began after session was adjourned. The charter was completed on July 15, 2019, and was ratified on July 17, 2019.

Official elections under the charter commenced on July 20, 2019 and voting was open until July 22, 2019.

Last months and dissolution

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Structure

The RIC has currently three main organs, the Forum, Secretary-General, and the Intermicronational Court. These organs, with the Confederation itself, are based in Discord.

Forum

The Forum is the primary deliberative assembly consisting of all member states, all of whom have equal representation. This organ discusses on matters regarding Confederation affairs, issues with peace and security, and the admission of new member states in sessions. The Forum is responsible for passing all resolutions concerning membership and matters of intermicronational legislation.

At least three member states must be present for Forum session to commence and proceed. A maximum of three delegates are permitted per member state to represent; only one delegate, however, is allowed to participate in session. An absolute majority vote within the Forum is required for any resolutions to be passed. The Forum may amend the present Charter with a three-fourths vote of all member states.

Secretary General

The President and Vice-President are collectively known as the Secretary General (SG), which is the executive and administrative organ of the RIC. Each are located in opposing sections of the attached map for the fair distribution of administrative and authoritative action. They can discuss different projects, proposals, resolutions and actions, regarding the RIC as a whole. The terms of the President and Vice President last 4 months.

The SG's roles and functions include: to ensure the proper functioning of the Confederation as a whole; maintain the order and formal conduct during the Forum sessions and the Intermicronational Court sessions; exert veto powers during session only if necessary; and determining the opening and closing of each debate and speech.

President

Name State Start of Term End of Term Notes
Ned Vodă Vlasynia July 6, 2019 July 22, 2019 Part of the Provisional Administration
Seann Torres New Rizalia July 22, 2019 December 04, 2019 Part of the First Administration
Ned Vodă Vlasynia December 04, 2019 April 06, 2020 Part of the Second Administration
Seann Torres New Rizalia April 06, 2020 August 06, 2020 Part of the Third Administration
Ned Vodă Vlasynia August 07, 2020 December 07, 2020 Part of the Fourth Administration
Jack Cooper Apachiland December 07, 2020 April 22, 2021 Part of the Fifth Administration (First Non-Founding President)
William Atkins Astovia April 22, 2021 June 11, 2021 Part of the Sixth Administration
Ned Vodă Vlasynia June 11, 2021 June 17, 2021 Acting President during the Confederation's Dissolution

Vice President

Name State Start of Term End of Term Notes
Seann Torres New Rizalia July 6, 2019 July 22, 2019 Part of the Provisional Administration
Sam Marsden PaLsia July 22, 2019 December 04, 2019 Part of the First Administration
Seann Torres New Rizalia December 04, 2019 April 06, 2020 Part of the Second Administration
Ned Vodă Vlasynia April 06, 2020 August 06, 2020 Part of the Third Administration
William Atkins Astovia August 07, 2020 December 07, 2020 Part of the Fourth Administration
Yi-An Su Eastasia December 07, 2020 April 07, 2021 Part of the Fifth Administration (First Non-Founding Vice President)
Immanuel I Ticronvidia April 20, 2021 June 17, 2021 Part of the Sixth Administration

Intermicronational Court

The Intermicronational Court (IC) is the judicial body of the RIC vested with the power to hear legal cases. During such hearing, the IC has the power to interpret the charter and laws of the RIC. The IC can hear any case pertaining to intermicronational disputes, intermicronational law, the charter, public figures in the intermicronational community, and member states of the RIC; however, the IC does not have the authority to hear intramicronational cases, that is cases within the jurisdiction of a sovereign micronation.

The Intermicronational Court is composed of five members, the leader of them is the Chief of Justice, an elected official who serves four month terms. In cases, the Chief will act as a judge, ruling on objections and trial motions, while also delivering the verdict which must be agreed upon by the Chief and other Justices of the Court. The other Justices are appointed every four months and have the power to hear cases and, along with the Chief Justice, come to decisions in regards to the verdict of all cases. Moreover, the Court may suspend the rights and privileges of any member in the RIC if it is found that the member in question has violated Intermicronational laws. The Court may also restore these rights. On a similar note, the Chief Justice can also recommend members and observer states of the RIC to the forum to be expelled from the RIC, where a majority vote will confirm this expulsion.

Chief of Justice

Name State Start of Term End of Term Notes
Sam Marsden PaLsia July 6, 2019 July 22, 2019 Part of the Provisional Administration
William Atkins Astovia July 22, 2019 December 04, 2019 Part of the First Administration
William Atkins Astovia December 04, 2019 April 06, 2020 Part of the Second Administration
William Atkins Astovia April 06, 2020 August 06, 2020 Part of the Third Administration
Raphaël Olivier Georgienstine August 07, 2020 December 07, 2020 Part of the Fourth Administration (First Non-Founding Chief of Justice)
Peter Schellbeck The United Republics of Antarctica December 07, 2020 December 14, 2021 Part of the Fifth Administration, Resigned a week after election due to inactivity
Anthony Birch Antonian Empire December 15, 2020 February 13, 2021 Part of the Fifth Administration, Resigned upon the Dissolution of the Antonian Empire
Iordan Luca Republic of Istriei February 13, 2021 June 17, 2021 Part of the Fifth and Sixth Administration

Justices of the Court

Name State Start of Term End of Term Notes
Tyler Skywalker Skywalkistan July 6, 2019 July 22, 2019 Part of the Provisional Administration

(This administration had 5 associate justices, and lasted only 16 days.)

Stephen I Novanglia
Seann Torres New Rizalia
Raphaël Oliver Georgienstine
William Atkins Astovia
Tyler Skywalker Skywalkistan July 22, 2019 December 4, 2019 Part of the First Administration
Ishaan Talamhcliste
Ned Vodă Vlasynia
Davis Little Davistan
Sam Marsden PaLsia December 4, 2019 April 6, 2020 Part of the Second Administration

(This term was extended by two days for more equitable elections.)

Stephen I Novanglia
Nico Pasanen Peipohja
Johannes I Ticronvidia
Raphaël Oliver Georgienstine April 6, 2020 August 6, 2020 Part of the Third Administration
Stephen I Novanglia
Iordan Luca Istria
Johannes I Ticronvidia
Sam Marsden PaLsia August 6, 2020 December 6, 2020 Part of the Fourth Administration
Anthony I Antonian Empire
Seann Torres New Rizalia
Wyatt Baek Gapla
Iordan Luca Republic of Istriei December 7, 2020 April 7, 2021 Part of the Fifth Administration
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RIC Committees

There are several committees within the RIC, who's members are nominated by the RIC leadership.

Committee on the Defence Forces

CSRIC

The Committee for Simulationists in the RIC was formed on December 16, 2020 to deal with the issue of Simulationist Nations within the RIC, an issue that had been discussed by the forum since May

Election Committee

The Election Committee was formed February 13, 2021 tasked with setting up elections and verifying the results. It has 4 members, with Seann Torres holding a permanent seat on the committee due to his role in previous elections, alongside the Cheif Justice and 2 seats nominated by the RIC leadership.

Since it's foundation, the committee's members have remained the same, the members are:

Defunct organs

Security Council

The Security Council was the legislative organ of the RIC, tasked to ensure intermicronational peace and security. It was comprised of 5 member states, including the President and Vice-President. SC members discussed different projects, proposals, resolutions and actions, regarding the most important and relevant RIC matters such as, but not limited to: security, membership, diplomatic relations between members, administration of member's territories, ongoing conflicts between member states, and the administration of the Security Council.

The SC was disestablished on July 17, 2019 after the ratification of the charter, due to a lack of micronational disputes for it to respond to and its redundancy. Many of its functions were transferred to the Forum.


Members

Asterisks (*) denote founding members of the RIC. The organization currently has 29 member states and 2 observer states.

Member states

Observer states

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