Constantia Pact

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Constantia Pact
Logo of the Constantia Pact
Logo
Constantia Island
Map of Constantia Pact Member States as of 22 August 2021
Map of Constantia Pact Member States as of 22 August 2021
AbbreviationCONPACT
Named afterConstantia Island
Formation23 October 2020
(15 months ago)
 (2020-10-23)
FounderDaniel Hamilton
TypeInvite-only micronational organisation
HeadquartersConstantia, Swannia (de jure)
CONPACT Discord Server (de facto)
OriginsThe Fun Gang
Membership (2021)
Official language
English
Sertor Valentinus
Vice-Chairman
Logan Ross
Main organ
General Assembly
Websiteconpact.co

The Constantia Pact, also known as the CONPACT, is an invite-only micronational organisation established on 23 October 2020 by Daniel Hamilton as a supplementary organisation to the The Fun Gang, a micronational social group established by Hamilton on 2 October 2020. As such, the Constantia Pact was initially open exclusively to nations represented within The Fun Gang. As of 11 November 2021, the Constantia Pact has 11 member states.

The Constantia Pact was initially established by a consortium of nations represented members of The Fun Gang, led by Hamilton and the Unified Royal States of Australis. As such, membership never exceeded 10 member states due to the 10 user limit on Discord group chats, of which The Fun Gang was based in. As a result of this, the Constantia Pact experienced varying degrees of inactivity throughout the first year of its existence. This was alleviated following the appointment of Sertor Valentinus as Chair, when Valentinus amended the membership policy in August 2021.

The Constantia Pact has seen significant growth in membership from September 2021 onwards. The Constantia Pact is often referred to as the 'Cupertino-lite', a reference to the Cupertino Alliance and the similarities in membership.[a]

Etymology

The Constantia Pact was named after the Australisian (modern-day Swannia) territory of Constantia. The name was suggested by Daniel Hamilton on 18 October, who stated it resembled the word 'Constant', signifying lasting allyship between member states.

Other founding states proposed names such as the Genois Pact and the Sabiland Pact, named after territories of Garuda and Naveria respectively. These names were ultimately not adopted, in favour of the Constantia Pact.

History

Formation

Discussions on forming a micronational organisation originated in early October 2020 within a social group named The Fun Gang. The original concept was to create a Warsaw Pact-esque coalition consisting of the micronations participating in the said social group.

The pact was eventually founded on 23 October, and chair elections were held a couple of days later, anointing Daniel Hamilton as the inaugural chair. Early projects of this period included Encyclopædia Conpactia, following a growing wish to foster a repository separated from the MicroWiki community, namely the "new guard".

On 13 February 2021, Daniel Hamilton resigned from the position of chair and handed the chairmanship over to his vice chair, Liam Alexander. On 4 March 2021, Munroe introduced the Constantia Agreement, a document to formalize the pact and be a temporary substitute for a charter. The signing of the agreement began on 15 March 2021 and was ratified on 19 March 2021.

August Renaissance (August 2021 – present)

The August Renaissance is an ongoing period of the Constantia Pact, which commenced upon Sertor Valentinus becoming Chair of the CONPACT. It saw the expulsion of many inactive member states, and the organisation opened its doors to the greater micronational community, by expanding the invite-only system to allow any micronation to be invited to the organisation through the Membership Act written by Daniel Hamilton.[1] With the passage of the act on 22 August 2021, twelve nations were invited to join the pact before the end of the year.

Structure

Cabinet

The cabinet of the Constantia Pact is mandated by the Cabinet Act, an act writen by Sertor Valentinus. The act mandates a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Minister of Public Affairs, Minister of Internal Affairs, and a Minister of Development. As well as explaining the responsibilites of each position, the act gives the Chairman and General Assembly the right to establish and disestablish offices of the Pact.[2]

The current cabinet of the Constantia Pact is as follows:

General Assembly

The General Assembly of the Constantia Pact is the legislative body of the Pact. It is made up of representatives from member states of the Pact. Each state gets one vote in the General Assembly, which is delegated to a primary delegate to issue the vote.

Members

The Constantia Pact currently has six member states, however prior to the August renaissance membership was at nine member states, most of which being severely inactive.

The Membership Act, passed on 22 August 2021, revolutionised the membership process, by enabling non-TFG members to be invited to the Constantia Pact, as well as affirming that members can only join the organisation by being invited, instead of through an open application process. The act also passed provisions to expel inactive member states, leading to Vice Chair Daniel Hamilton expelling half of the member states of the organisation.

List of Members

Bold indicates chair.

Country Representative(s) Date Admitted
Flag of Australis.svg Grand Duchy of Australis Daniel Hamilton 23 October 2020
Flag of the Kingdom of West Sayville.svg Kingdom of West Sayville Sertor Valentinus
Tom Haex
1 December 2020
WPFlag2.svg Kingdom of Waterside Park Larry Martin 23 August 2021
Flag of Novus Hierosolymis.png Most Holy Kingdom of Novus Hierosolymis Jayden Dagsa
Flag of the Kingdom of Northwood-Oregon.svg Kingdom of Northwood-Oregon Carson Snyder 27 August 2021
Noflag.png Republic of Lupistan[b] Max Kuhl-Baez
Flag of Galte.svg Principality of Galte Chris Miller 2 September 2021
Flag of Aenopia.svg Empire of Aenopia Logan Ross 7 September 2021
Lurdentania Empire of Lurdentania Rory Leonard 1 October 2021
Flag of Avalonia.svg Republic of Avalonia James Murray 27 October 2021
Qaflana Empire of Qaflana Thorin Neal 11 November 2021
Ponderosa Hills Socialist Federal Union of Ponderosa Hills Leon Montan 15 November 2021
Atiera Second Empire of Atiera Liam Alexander 26 November 2021
Desert District Desert District James Bornstein 30 November 2021

Former Members

Country Date Admitted Date Left Reason
Owosia Flag.png Kingdom of Owosia 23 October 2020 1 November 2020 Dissolution
Garuda Vector.svg Union of Garuda 3 November 2020 Merger
Flag of Dominel.png Kingdom of Dominel 15 November 2020 25 December 2020 Withdrawal
First Ardenturian Flag.png Republic of Ardenturia 22 November 2020 22 January 2021 Expulsion
Misberia Flag.png Misberian Confederacy 19 December 2020 24 February 2021 Dissolution
Flag of Ikonia (Pantone).svg Kingdom of Ikonia 24 December 2020 20 April 2021 Withdrawal
Flag of the Damariscotta.svg Maritime Republic of The Damariscotta 21 March 2021 Withdrawal
The Flag of the People's Republic of Adonia December 2020.png People's Republic of Adonia 18 April 2021 7 August 2021 Withdrawal
NewFlagCaelesta.png Republic of Caelesta 22 August 2021 Expulsion
PlushuniaFlag2.png Plushunia 25 February 2021 Expulsion
CSA.svg Allied States of America[c] 23 October 2021 Expulsion
Flag of Desert District .png Desert District Expulsion
Atiera flag.svg Kingdom of Atiera 21 December 2020 26 August 2021 Dissolution

References

Footnotes
  1. Only Arizostan out of all 11 member states is not a member of the Cupertino Alliance, whilst the majority of delegates having previously served as ministers, members of the Supreme Court or executive positions such as Chair or Lieutenant Chair.
  2. Originally joined the Constantia Pact as the Kingdom of Rodina, prior to it's reformation as the Republic of Arizostan and later Lupistan.
  3. Originally joined the Constantia Pact as the Confederate States of America, prior to it's reformation as the Allied States of America.
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