Edgbaston Convention

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Edgbaston Convention
Ratified28 June 2019
Date effective28 June 2019
Signatories36
Language(s)English

The Edgbaston Convention is an intermicronational treaty which defines higher standard of accuracy in claims and condemns misleading claims within micronationalism. The treaty is on the "Standards to Prevent Frivolous Claims of Citizenship, Territory and Economic Activity within the Community of Small States and Nations".

The treaty comprises three key sections. The first states that micronations should not claim as citizens people who are not aware of the micronation or who do not wish to be part of it. The second states that micronations should not claim as territory inhabited areas where the majority of residents are not citizens, except for purely ceremonial claims. It also states that micronations should not have the entirety of their claims in outer space or in virtual space. The third section states that micronations should not count activities such as working in a nearby macronation as part of their gross domestic product (GDP).

The treaty was signed by a number of micronations at the 2019 GUM Birmingham Summit. Signatories do not simply by signing the Convention extend any recognition to co-signatories.

There are two original signed copies of the treaty. One is stored in the Imperial Archive of Adammia, and the other is in the posession of Lundenwic.

History

The idea of a document defining higher standards of claims was first suggested by the-then chair Adam I following 'a few drinks' in response to obscene claims made by nations such as New Cymru and Rosscommon, often including thousands of individuals whom may not even know about the existence of said nation.

Signatories

Original signatories

Subsequent signatories


Former signatories

See also

References

  1. "Aenopian Signature of Edgbaston Convention". The Aenopian Government. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  2. The Rashtradhyaksh. "Vishwamitra signs Edgbaston Convention". The State of Vishwamitra. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  3. Snagovian Federal Republic. Snagovian Federal Republic ratifies and subsequently signs the Wrythe and Edgbaston Conventions. 3 November 2020
  4. Konstantínos. "Nova Tromsø ratifies the Wrythe and Edgbaston conventions". Nova Tromsø News Agency. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  5. Jayden Dagsa. "Sen. Res. 003, ratifying and signing the Edgbaston Convention for the Republic of Jayditaria".
  6. Carson Snyder. "Royal Deluge Ratifies the Edgbaston and Wrythe Convention".