Foreign relations of Ebenthal
The foreign relations of the Kingdom of Ebenthal are implemented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The King and the Prime Minister play a role in setting the country's international policy, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs has a voice on it and is the one responsible for developing the policy.
Since its founding, the Kingdom of Ebenthal and its government pays special attention to foreign affairs as means to legitimize the micronations, its deeds and aspirations before the international community. One of the first ministries of government was precisely the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which was founded on the same day that the Monarchy, on 11 August 2014.
Although diplomatic relations be conducted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the leadership of Foreign Affairs is de facto by the monarch. Ebenthal almonst monthly studies and develops diplomatic relations with several micronations around the world, maintaining cordial relations with everyone and accounting for only one international incidents. Apart of micronations, the Ebenthali State also reserves for itself the right to do not recognize a current govern regime of a nation.
Ebenthal's international relations are based on Article 6th of the National Constitution, which establishes non-intervention, self-determination, international cooperation and peaceful settlement of conflicts as the guiding principles of Ebenthal's relationship with other micronations and multilateral organizations.
In the late 2019, under King Arthur II, the Ebenthali policy incorporated the principle to not recognize anymore simulationist and historical-modelist micronationational projects as real micronations, on the grounds that these format are often fanciful, full of fiction, and it may be summarized as the simulation of an existing state, and thus, not be de facto a nation-state. This personal conduct by the King was later officialized when the country became a signatory to the Treaty of Persenburg which establishes the non-recognition of simulationist and historical-modelist micronations as a guideline to it's signatories' foreign policy.
Another side of the Ebenthali foreign policy is the compromise to not recognize political regimes illegaly installed and/or lacking legitimacy. Such as, many of the current world's republics, mostly born from coups d'état against legitimate monarchies, are not recognized, while their previous monarchical regimes are still recognized are sovereign states. This policy it isn't exclusive to monarchies, legally or legitimatelly proclaimed republics, either seccessionists or not, are also recgonized by the Ebenthali government. Former sovereign states which were illegaly annexed are also recognized, by the force of legitimacy as interpreted by the Ebenthali government, as actual sovereign states.
The Kingdom of Ebenthal exerts a relative intersectorial influence, being characterized as a middle power, and a strong influence in the Brazilian sector, where it is a great power, and for which its international policy has been based on international cooperation, mainly in the form of assistance by the know-how transfer. The Ebenthali foreign policy for the Brazilian sector is developed in coordination with the other member states of the Conference of Santiago, the central organization of that sector, and following the Conference of Santiago Statute and other organization documents. Although officially and Ebenthal's foreign policy is based on non-interventionism, in the Brazilian sector micronation acts in an interventionist and clientelist way, assisting and establishing satellite micronations, clients and puppets, especially through the Conference of Santiago Derivative Program. Also in the Brazilian sector, Ebenthal exerts influence due to its position of intersectoral prominence, cause and result mainly from the network of personal relationships between the King and heads of state from other micronations on all continents, and their connections. Ebenthal seeks to make its position indispensable for the external development of other micronations in its native sector and consequently it becomes politically influent over those micronations. Intersectorally, the micronation exerts influence directly and indirectly through the network of contacts of its head of state and its participation in intermicronational organizations.
|Countries which Ebenthal has signed treaty of mutual recognition|
|Countries which Ebenthal has informal relations|
|Countries which Ebenthal has unilaterally recognized as sovereign states|
|Countries which Ebenthal has suspended or has withdrawn formal relations|
Unrecognized countries and regimes
|Countries and regimes which Ebenthal has refused to recognize as sovereign states|
Ebenthal claims to have received tacit recognition - that is, acts or conduct which, in the absence of any indication to the contrary, can be reasonably interpreted to imply recognition - from several countries which have not explicitly granted the Empire official diplomatic recognition.
- Luxembourg: On 16 April 2019, a letter from the Office of HRH the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, in thanks to the previously sent letter expressing mourning for the death of Princess Alix of Luxembourg, addressed the King of Ebenthal as "Your Majesty" implying recognition of Ebenthal's monarchy, and therefore of its exitence as a state.
- Royal Lao Government in Exile: On 23 February 2021, a letter from the Office HM the King of Laos addressed the King of Ebenthal as "King" implying recognition of Ebenthal's monarchy, and therefore of its exitence as a state.
- Ghana: On 6 July 2021 His Majesty King Togbe Osei III of Godenu, a regional subdivision of Ghana, acknowledged King Arthur II's royal status by addressing him as "His Majesty The King of Ebenthal" several times in a direct conversation between them. The King of Godenu, who has also formely been Minister of Justice of Ghana, spoke with the King of Ebenthal on arranging a visit to Brazil and Ebenthal.
Multilateral treaties and conventions
- Ebenthal became a signatory of the Union Against Micronational War on 2015, withdrawing in 2017, and later rejoining in 1 October 2019 only to left again in 30 December that same year. The goal of the Union Against Micronational War is neutrality in any micronational conflict. The Kingdom ultimately left the union over disagreements on the need of micronational war.
- Ebenthal became a signatory of the Treaty of Persenburg on 23 March 2020 following the ratification of the terms and conditions of the convention. The treaty aims to defend and promote realistic micronationalism, i.e. derivatism within the Portuguese-speaking micronational community, and to open Brazilian micronations to the world. It was the cornerstone for the creation of the Brazilian sector.
- Ebenthal became a signatory of the Protocol of Goetha on 30 March 2020 following the ratification of the terms and conditions of the convention. The protocol codifies the declarative theory of statehood as accepted as part of customary intermicronational law, inspired by the Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States and logical continuation of the Treaty of Persenburg.
- Ebenthal became a signatory of the Convention of Mauritsstad in 8 May 2020 following the ratification of the terms and conditions of the convention. The convention aimed to establish the concept that micronations of virtualist tradition, which means, those that can be categorized as an exercise in socio-political-economic practice, presented in a serious and professional way, emulating in their best capacity the functioning of a macronational State, but claiming digital territory determined by an official website and space for coexistence among its citizens, a permanent population that recognizes this governmental organization and its capacity to develop diplomatic relations with other micronations, whether virtual or derivative.
- Ebenthal became a signatory of the Convention of Fruchemburg on 14 December 2020 following the ratification of the terms and conditions of the convention. The convention aims to establish the peaceful resolution of intermicronational disputes, respect for intermicronational laws and the creation of principles regarding whats was to be considered acts of aggression to Micronational Sovereignty, as well as the commitment to prohibit disproportionate practices for defense in case of aggression.
- Ebenthal became a signatory of the Montediszamble Convention on 2 January 2021 following the ratification of the terms and conditions of the convention. The convention condemns the attacks on freedom of expression, the attempts to implement a cancel culture in micronationalism, the practice of shunning and publicly shaming other micronationalists over political and religious views or personal disagreements, the usage of personal insults in intermicronational discourse and the violation of copyright.
- Ebenthal became a signatory of the Sough2020 Convention on Global Climate Change on 4 March 2021 following the ratification of the terms and conditions of the convention. The convention aims towards micronational action regarding climate change, pollution and negative human interactions with the natural world.
- Ebenthal became a signatory of the Wrythe Convention on 25 June 2021 following ratification of the terms and conditions of the convention. The Wrythe Convention is an international treaty which condemns sockpuppeting, identity theft, and false claims within micronationalism. Signatories to the Convention pledge to not enter into relations with any entities engaged in fabrications and falsehoods, and by signing the treaty reserve the right to suspend or revoke recognition of any entities found to have engaged in such behaviour.
The Kingdom of Ebenthal is currently a member of four micronational organizations:
- Conference of Santiago (2020–present)
- International Aerospace Community (2021–present)
- Micronational Trade Organization (2022–present)
It is also formely a member of other four organizations:
- League of Micronations (2020-2021)
- Konmalehth (2020)
- League of Professional Nations (2019-2021)
- Union Against Micronational War (2015-2017; 2019)
- Micronational Economic Group (2016-2017)
- Micronational Monarchies Organization (2015-2019)
- Liberal League (2014-2015/2016)
The Kingdom of Ebenthal has been involved in incidentes with the following countries:
- Kingdom of Roschfallen, from 11 August 2014 to 28 January 2015 (see Ebenthali Independence War)
- Arabic Empire, from 6 June 2017 to 9 September 2017 (see Ebenthali Civil War)
- Federative Republic of Brazil, from 19 November 2017 to 6 March 2019 (see Ebenthali-Brazilian War)
- Kingdom of Manso, in 13 April 2020 (see Santiago-Mansean Conflict)
This is a list of diplomatic missions of Ebenthal. Its network of embassies and consulates abroad reflect its foreign policy priorities in the Americas and in neighbouring countries that the Ebenthal has historic links to. The list also includes influential micronations with exchange of ambassadors, even if only nominally or only acting by the internet.
- Federative Republic of Brazil
- European Union (see Ebenthali Ambassador to the European Union)
- Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia (see Ebenthali Ambassador to Karnia-Ruthenia)
- Kingdom of Sildavia
- United Provinces of Mauritia (Designated. To be created soon)
- North America (see Ebenthali Ambassador to North America)
- Kingdom of Baustralia (Designated. To be created soon)
- Kingdom of Sabia and Verona (Designated. To be created soon)
- Republic of Rino Island (Designated. To be created soon)
- Gymnasium State (see Ebenthali Ambassador to the Gymnasium State)
- East Asia (see Ebenthali Ambassador to East Asia)
Missions in Ebenthal
- Federal Republic of Rubrayev
- Sultanate of Harram
- Hanseatic and Confederate States of Achsen
- Sovietian Empire
- United Provinces of Mauritia (see Mauritiaanse Ambassador to Ebenthal)
- I Liberal League Summit, 20 June 2016
- II Liberal League Summit, 22 June 2017
- IV Summit of Rio de Janeiro, 15 November 2017
- MMRJ Summit, 13 November 2018
- I Summit of Belo Horizonte, 15 November 2019
- II MICROCON, 7 April 2020
- I Conference of Santiago Summit, 13 April 2020
- Santiago-Mansean Summit, 13 April 2020
- II Conference of Santiago Summit, 14 May 2020
- IV Conference of Santiago Summit, 2 August 2020
- VI Conference of Santiago Summit, 13 December 2020
- 2021 ASAM Radiator summit, 30 January 2021
- VII Conference of Santiago Summit, 23 March 2021.
- VIII Conference of Santiago Summit, 1 August 2021.
- IX Conference of Santiago Summit, 6 January 2022.
- X Conference of Santiago Summit, 13 February 2022.