Foreign affairs of Aethodia

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This article is a description of Aethodia's foreign affairs. It contains information about its history and related policies, as well as chronological tables of Aethodia's foreign relations and memberships in intermicronational organizations.

Foreign affairs


Theodia, before it ratified its original constitution, generally did not actively seek membership in micronational organizations or recognition from other micronations (although it did occasionally remark on various happenings, and it did co-found the Runic Union). During the Theodian Dark Age and somewhat into the Golden Era, the country avoided relations with other countries. Mid-2011, Theodia opened itself up and joined the OAM, and later cessioned Underwoodia. Interest in foreign affairs declined by the end of 2011, and for much of 2012, was nearly non-existent. Post-voiding of the constitution, Theodia became much more-active in diplomacy, due to the new ministry of foreign affairs and its founder, Axel Nielson. However, this was not to last, as Axel passed away in late 2012. Theodia was diplomatically distant from then until early 2014 when it ascended to the GUM as a provisional member. However, it did not have the resources needed for to maintain a membership therein and left later that year, thence remaining generally aloof on the intermicronational scene, with the notable exceptions of June 2017 and 2019, when the country sent delegations to MicroCons 2017 and 2019. Theodia returned to intermicronational politics in 2020 with a new minister of foreign affairs, Skerdsala.



Aethodia automatically recognizes any entity which maintains full membership in the UN. Additionally, when Aethodia 'recognizes' an entity, it specifically de jure recognizes: (1) the legitimacy of its rule over its de facto domiciles, (2) its sovereignty over any territories over which it has de facto control, and (3) its independence from any other state-like internationalism which Aethodia recognizes. Additionally, Aethodia has no problem de jure recognizing conflicting claims made by multiple actors over the same territories.

Derecognition in Aethodia functions somewhat uniquely: a nation automatically becomes derecognized upon becoming defunct or disbanding, with the date of derecognition being the date that the nation is considered to meet any of these conditions. Often, the exact date is unknown, so an estimate is made. If an automatically derecognized country no longer meets the conditions for automatic derecognition, then recognition is automatically resumed. Additionally, in the event that an explicitly recognized nation transitions in-place into another nation (for example, the Soviet Union to the Russian Federation), Aethodia's recognition of the original nation is transferred to the nation's new form.


Aethodian foreign policy generally intends to follow the paradigm of Realpolitik. Aethodia avoids concerning itself with other nations' domestic policies, where those policies do not directly affect Aethodia via an externality or some other means, as Aethodia respects the traditional sovereignty of the state and understands the cultural relativity of morality, and expects the same respect from others. Even given this paradigm, though, the country is predisposed to positive relations with other pragmatist nations. Additionally, although Aethodia is generally hesitant to provide international aid to developing countries where doing so would not benefit Aethodia, it does seek to minimize any negative externalities its policies may have on other nations, generally trying to follow a policy of peaceful coexistence. Regardless, although Aethodia considers itself at peace by default and generally prefers peaceful relations, it still reserves the right to declare limited wars of conquest against lesser nations. Likewise, Aethodia considers itself open to trade by default, but reserves the right to embargo.


There are many possible clauses that can be added onto treaties. Any page expressing each one in detail would be unwieldy, so here the most common ones have been simplified and displayed in a chart. Where possible, the individual treaties are linked-to in the form of references (although not all references below are links to treaties). Sometimes, diplomatic actions have been done without a formal treaty, such as with simple acts of mutual recognition. Similarly, especially in Aethodia's early days, most diplomacy was done via emails rather than via treaties. These will not be linked to, as they are not traditional treaties, or even necessarily available. Thankfully, the majority of them were just simple guarantees of recognition and peace, and accordingly fit neatly into the said chart.

The following chart is divided into two columns, each of which is sorted in descending chronological order: the first by date of recognition, and the second by date of derecognition. Entries with matching dates are sorted in ascending alphabetical order. Sometimes an exact date is unknown; in these cases, an approximate date is given. If a nation was recognized and/or derecognized several times, those dates are placed into a single entry. Nations are also grouped together with their successor states. A superscript 'M' after a recognition date indicates that the micronation in question agreed to mutual recognition with Aethodia on that date. A superscript 'H' indicates honorary recognition, ie of a nation that no longer exists; and a superscript 'C' indicates a continuation of recognition from some previous date or a transfer of recognition from some precursor entity. A superscript 'A' after a derecognition date means the micronation was automatically derecognized due to disfunction.

Please realize that the chart only keeps track of relations unilaterally from a Aethodian perspective (ie, the chart only considers whether Aethodia recognizes a nation; it pays no heed to whether a foreign micronation currently recognizes Aethodia).
Recognition dates are displayed in green, and derecognition dates are displayed in magenta; this makes the table accessible to nearly all colour-blind people.

Currently recognized micronations
Flag Country name Recognition
New Athens 2021-10-28M[1]
Vishwamitra 2021-04-25M[2]
Regelis 2020-10-26M[3]
Sovermia 2020-05-14M[4]
Kortosh-Jusin 2022-04-13C
Jusin Republic 2020-04-01M[5] 2022-04-13A
Ikonia 2019-05-16M
Aigues-Mortes 2017-07-07M
Abelden 2016-07-08M
Seborga 2014-02-04
Lostisland 2012-09-28M[6]
Angle-Saxish Kingdom 201?-??-??C
Saxon Empire 2012-01-18M 2013-03-01A
West Germania 2010-06-10M 2011-07-26A
Conch Republic 201?-??-??
Molossia 2011-06-21M
Flandrensis 2010-07-25M[7]
Occidian Empire 2020-10-01C
North American Confederation 2015-05-27C 2020-10-01A
New Europe 2011-04-??C 2013-12-04A
North American Confederation 2010-11-28C 2011-03-2?A
New Europe 2010-05-08 2010-11-28A
Sealand 2010-04-27
Talossa 2010-04-24
Previously recognized micronations
Flag Country name Recognition
Domanglia 2018-09-22C 2022-05-29A
St Edward & Zealand 2013-04-06C 2013-05-27A
Doshevika 2012-12-23C 2013-02-18A
St Edward & Domanglia 2012-11-21C 2012-12-23A
Over-Lorrokha 2012-10-06C 2012-11-21A
Domanglia 2012-09-25C 2012-10-06A
2012-06-24C 2012-08-11A
2012-01-16M 2012-04-17A
Nemkhavia 2016-02-21C 2021-03-07A
2011-07-26C 2013-02-14A
2010-09-2?M 201?-??-??A
Vyomania 2021-08-28M[8] 2022-02-04A
Naveria 2021-05-05M[9] 2021-07-15A
Nedland 2020-04-28CM 2020-12-20A
Nedlando-Khorașan 2017-08-12C 2020-04-28A
Nedland 2016-07-07M[10] 2017-08-12A
Hutt River 2010-05-14 2020-08-03A
St.Charlie 2010-05-14 2017-01-06A
Novum Angliae 2013-11-02M 2016-??-??A
Leylandiistan & Gurvata 2014-08-30C 2016-09-??A
Leylandiistan 2013-09-19M 2014-08-30A
Los Bay Petros 2011-06-21M 2015-03-??A
Bethania 2010-10-16M[11] 2014-10-02A
Galacia 2012-10-04M 201?-??-??A
Dorzhabad 2010-10-17M 201?-??-??A
Qootärlænt 2010-07-05M 201?-??-??A
Resoria 2010-06-05M 201?-??-??A
SRNA 2010-05-03 201?-??-??A
Yabloko 2010-08-26M 2012-07-06A
Coqueland 2010-09-28M 2012-06-13A
Blejord 2011-06-12M 2012-02-07A
BlueSkies 2010-06-06M 2011-13-06A
Valnorgrad 2011-06-23M 2012-01-15A
Eruditia 2010-10-06M[12] 2012-0?-??A
Underwoodia 2011-07-04M 2011-10-16A
Slinky Empyre 2010-06-02M 2011-01-17A
Petorio 2010-05-07 2010-10-??A
Winnecomac 2010-10-03 201?-??-??
Eleytheria 2010-06-04M 2010-09-30A
Zurdonia 2010-09-22M 2010-09-23
UPUC 2010-09-02M 2010-09-09A
YAN 2010-09-21 201?-??-??A
Erusia 2010-05-14 2010-07-29
Lovely 2011-06-15H 2007-??-??A
West Florida 2010-05-01H 2006-09-??A
Rose Island 2010-04-22H 1969-02-13A

International organizations

The following chart summarizes Aethodia's membership in international organizations, and is sorted in descending chronological order first by date of leaving, and second by date of joining. The table also lists everyone who has represented Aethodia in each organization, as well as how long they did so.

Logo Name Status From Until Representative(s)
GUM Full member 2020-06-18 2021-04-13W Skerdsala, Swena
Provisional member 2020-05-27
Applicant 2020-05-16
GUM Observer state 2014-02-16 2014-06-08L Swena
Provisional member 2014-02-02
RU Chair 2010-06-12 2014-01-??D Swena
GU Full member 2012-04-06 2012-08-29D Swena
OAM Full member 2011-06-30 2011-12-29D Swena
OUM Full member 2011-06-22 2011-07-23D Swena
  • 'D' indicates that Aethodia's membership was paused because the organization disbanded.
  • 'L' indicates that Aethodia's membership lapsed due to inactivity.
  • 'W' indicates that Aethodia withdrew from the organization.
  • 'X' indicates that Aethodia was expelled.

See also