Department of Foreign Affairs (Lehmark)

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Department of Foreign Affairs
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Established 19 April 2019
Headquarters Lehmark Capital State
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sir Peter Gumley, Count of Armstrong, GIOL

The Minister of the Department of Foreign Affairs is responsible for assisting and advising the Emperor and Autocrat with developing and periodically reviewing the Empire’s Foreign Policy. The Minister is required to advise the Emperor and Autocrat of situational developments in the micronational world and how these may affect Lehmark. The Minister oversees the implementation of Lehmark's Foreign Affairs activities, in particular assisting the Emperor by initiating and nurturing relationships that relate to negotiations of treaties and economic trade deals with other micronations.

When and where practical, the Minister of the Department of Foreign Affairs will promote the establishment of Lehmark Embassies and Consular representations within recognised micronations. The Minister will assist and advise the Emperor and Autocrat with processing formal requests from recognised micronations for the establishment of foreign Embassies or Legations within Lehmark.

These duties and responsibilities promote the status and prestige of the Empire of Lehmark on the micronational world stage and demonstrate the high ethical, moral and philosophical standards of benevolent governance that motivate and inspire the Emperor and Autocrat of Lehmark.

Current Foreign Policy

The Empire of Lehmark currently follows a Policy of recognising all Micronations as being legitimate countries and nation states. The Empire of Lehmark is currently open to accepting all Treaties of Mutual Recognition, Alliances and Economic Treaties which might be presented to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The Empire currently claims Lehmark Capital State, Kokoda State, Imperial State of Armstrong and Imperial State of Saint George as our constituent territory. The Empire plans to make territorial expansions and will ensure they do not violate any micronational conventions or impose upon another micronations territory.

As for the matter of war, the Empire views micronational wars to be completely pointless and contrary to the founding principles of the Empire and therefore we will refuse to participate in any war, and will not recognise any war declared upon us.

Lehmark also makes an active effort to avoid relations with members of the GUM. Due to an unfortunate toxic environment within the organisation.

Requirements for Diplomatic Relations

Your email should contain:

  • Name of your Micronation
  • Name/Title of the Head of State
  • Expected relationship with Lehmark
  • Brief history of your Micronation
  • Link to one of the following:
    • Facebook Page
    • MicroWiki Page
    • Website
  • Micronation must be at least 6 months old

The Empire will undertake research into your state and should your state match up to our current social and political stance then the Emperor and Autocrat will prepare a Treaty of Mutual Recognition to present to you.

As of 15 January 2020 Lehmark has signed treaties with 27 other Micronations.

Micronational Confederation

The Empire of Lehmark, founded the Micronational Confederation (MC), and the primary purpose of the Confederation is to maintain peace and security between the various international Micronations and to that end take preventative measures and remove threats which would threaten this peace and security.

All micronations are eligible to join the Confederation, there are no waiting periods, and all forms of government are recognised. The Chamber of Delegates discusses and votes on each Application via democratic principles and each discussion is done if a fair and open manner to ensure each micronation who applies for membership is given an equal chance.

How Does The MC Function?

President of the Micronational Confederation

  • The Office of the President is forever to be held by the Head of State of the Empire of Lehmark.
  • The main responsibility of the President is to present Membership Applications to the Chamber of Delegates. The President is able to vote on said Membership Applications however the Charter formally bars the President from being able to vote in any legislation presented to the Chamber of Delegates, except in cases of a draw.

Chamber of Delegates

  • The Chamber of Delegates is made up of every Full Member State and the President. Member Countries present legislation to be debated and argued and voted on. This legislation can relate to any topic, and can be anything. As the Chamber is democratic each piece of legislation is discussed openly and fairly to ensure each Member States voice is heard.
  • The Chamber of Delegates also has the responsibility of discussing each Membership Application and discussing and voting on said application. This actions forms the very Foundation of the Confederation.

Supreme Court

  • The Supreme Court is independent from the rest of the Organisation and is responsible for investigations against Member States should they found to have violated either the Charter international law. The responsibility of the Court also expands to enforcement of Confederation laws and rules.
  • However the Supreme Courts greatest responsibility is that of territorial dispute, as the Confederation grows it will become expected that micronations may have overlapping territorial claims, and this could lead to disputes. Which is why the Supreme Court was given independent authority to help resolve these issues.