Diplomabear World Tour

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The Diplomabear World Tour is an ongoing diplomatic tour of Angus Diplomabear, a small red teddy bear originally from the Federation of Egtavia, around various micronations across the world.

The tour was originally established by the now defunct micronation of Egtavia, sending the teddy bear via the postal system around the world as an "ambassador" for Egtavia. Since the dissolution of said micronation, the tour has continued as a means of strengthening ties between other micronations connected by Diplomabear, who has become a symbol of intermicronational diplomacy.

At the end of 2012, the tour ground to a halt, with Diplomabear's hosts being unwilling to send him on. The tour was revitalized in late 2016 by the Grand Unified Micronational (GUM), which persuaded the last host to send the bear on. The GUM now oversees the rota of hosts as a means of ensuring Diplomabear is not "lost" again, but said rota is open to any micronations willing to take responsibility for the bear.

Tour

The guardian's name highlighted in bold denotes whose care the bear is currently in.

Nation Guardian Approximate macronational location Visit dates Notes
Egtavia Egtavia
(St.Charlie St.Charlie)
Pierre d'Égtavie Nottingham, United Kingdom 1
Aug 2012
Diplomabear, a teddy bear owned by Egtavian president Pierre d'Égtavie, started out in Egtavia with a passport and tie.
Landashir Landashir James von Puchow High Wycombe, United Kingdom 2
14 Aug 2012
Diplomabear was taken to Landashir by d'Égtavie during a state visit also attended by Crown Prince Jonathan of Austenasia. Landashir'n premier James von Puchow took Diplomabear on the tour of Landashir that he gave the other two national leaders before entrusting him to the Crown Prince. While in Landashir, a pair of paper sunglasses were made for the bear.
Austenasia Austenasia Crown Prince Jonathan South London, United Kingdom 3
14 Aug 2012 -
1 Sep 2012
Diplomabear stayed at the Austenasian capital of Wrythe for over two weeks, during which time photographs of him were taken at various landmarks. He was also taken with the Crown Prince to an informal summit in London on 31 August attended by representatives of Landashir, the USLSSR, Zealandia and the St. Peters Republic.
Orly Orly
(New Wessex New Wessex)
Crown Prince Jonathan South London, United Kingdom 4
1 Sep 2012
On the morning of the final day in which Diplomabear was under his guardianship, Crown Prince Jonathan took the bear to Orly (then occupied by New Wessex), which he administered as Viceroy.
Zealandia Zealandia Charlotte Lindström Sydney, New South Wales 5
1 Sep 2012 - 24 Oct 2012
Crown Prince Jonathan handed Diplomabear to then Prime Minister of Zealandia Charlotte Lindström, who was in London to watch the Paralympic Games. Diplomabear was taken back to Zealandia, and photographs taken of him by various landmarks.
Molossia Molossia Kevin Baugh Carson City, Nevada, United States 6
Nov 2012
Diplomabear was sent by Zealandia to the famous Republic of Molossia. However, it is thought that President Baugh had not been given much information about the tour before receiving Diplomabear, as no photographs are known to have been taken, and Diplomabear was relatively quickly sent on to his next stop, Tiana.
Tiana Tiana Joseph Puglisi Long Island, New York, United States 7
Nov 2012 - 8 Mar 2014
After Diplomabear's reception by Tiana, he was not sent on for over fifteen months. During this time, Egtavia dissolved, and some implied that Puglisi was keeping Diplomabear as a "hostage". Pressure built on him to send him on, with d'Égtavie starting a "Free Diplomabear" campaign in December 2013.
Azehtyl Azehtyl
(Renasia Renasia)
Sam Krimmer Cincinnati, Ohio, United States 8
14 Mar 2014 - Sep 2016
Diplomabear was finally sent on from Tiana to Sam Krimmer of Renasia. Although this was hailed as "Diplomabear freed", the tour had lost its momentum. With the departure of Krimmer from micronationalism and the dissolution of Renasia, it was feared by some that Diplomabear was lost forever. However, in August 2016 Krimmer was contacted by Jonathan I of Austenasia as Vice-Chair of the GUM, and it was agreed to send Diplomabear on his way.
Überstadt Überstadt Adam I Western Washington, United States 9
23 Sep 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
Überstadt received Diplomabear after his 30-month stay with Sam Krimmer. Staying in the care of King Adam I, he was officially welcomed to the Überstadti consulate in Bellingham on 23 September.
Nedland Ned Greiner Arlington, Virginia, United States 10
8 Nov 2016 - Jan 2017
Nedland received Diplomabear after his 1 month stay at Überstadt, when King Adam sent the package to Greiner. He was officially accepted by the Nedlandic Embassy in Washington, where the package was initially sent. Then, he came to Palazu, where he stayed for several weeks before being sent on in the first half of January 2017.
Koss Lucas Campos Brazil 11
15 Feb 2017 - 6 Jun 2017
Diplomabear arrived at Koss, where he stayed for Carnival.
Wyvern Bradley of Dullahan Netherlands 12
9 Jun 2017 - present
Diplomabear is currently in Dullahan, Wyvern.

Gallery

Egtavia

Landashir

Austenasia

London

Orly

Zealandia

Tiana

Überstadt

Koss

Wyvern