Foreign relations of Essexia

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In the Commonwealth of Essexia, foreign relations are the responsibility of the Foreign Ministry of Essexia, thus the Foreign Minister of Essexia. Originally, and technically currently, foreign affairs could be managed through decree of the monarchy, however following the Prerogative Act 2019, the Foreign Ministry of Essexia was given the full ability to levy the power previously only exercised by the Emperor. Ever since then, foreign affairs have been solely managed by the aforementioned ministry, and the monarchy has remained internationally neutral.

Essexia joined the Grand Unified Micronational on the 30 December 2018 by a narrow margin; Essexia was originally fairly disliked due to its claim that it controlled, rather than claimed, all of the British county of Essex, contrary to the Wrythe Convention - and this had led to its previous rejection from the GUM. However, in an effort to boost international prestige, Essexia eventually relinquished this claim, which led to their acceptance into the community. Notably, Lord Matthew has held several key positions within the GUM, including Associate Justice and Vice-Chairman. On the 1st January 2020, Essexian Foreign Minister Jack Dean will become the Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational.

Essexia has been seen as both controversial and respected in the short time it has been present internationally. Due to the fact most of Essexia exists in real life, rather than over the internet, and until recently all Essexian citizens had to reside in Essexian territory - Essexia was seen as very hostile in terms of their rejection of anyone who wanted to be involved that wasn't a resident of the British county of Essex. However, a recent shift in policy has seen Essexia become more welcoming to international citizens, and there are currently two non-resident Essexians in the Parliament of Essexia. Essexia has also found itself in controversy, through some satirical acts of Parliament, questionable political parties and cinematic productions. Despite this, and through their participation in several micronational summits, Essexia has deemed itself to become a moderately respected micronation. This view has been cemented by Jack Dean's election to the Chairmanship of the GUM in Decemember 2020.

Bilateral relations

Micronations allied with Essexia

Lord Matthew and Nicolás Millán of Millania signing a Treaty of Closer Cooperation.

The following nations are allied with Essexia, being key diplomatic partners of the nation.

Micronations with a mutual cooperation treaty with Essexia

The Essexian flag hoisted at the top of the Essexian Embassy to Spain.
Earl Jack of Molrams sitting in a Sherpa restaurant in the town of Lukla, Nepal at the start of his expedition. The flag pictured was planted at the Everest Base Camp peak at 5,364 metres in August 2019.
Lord Matthew presenting Nicolás Millán with his Essexia Cross.


  • Gymnasium State, signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Lord Matthew on the 25th of July 2019 at 00:05. The relationship is idle, but the two are on amicable terms as GUM partners.
  • Flag of Gradonia.svg Kingdom of Gradonia, signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Earl Jack on the 17th of July 2019 at 00:05. There was a small brush during the temporary renaming of Essexia to the The Commonwealth of Essexia as is current, or The Commonwealth of Derbyshire, Aberdeenshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Buckinghamshire, Inverness-shire, Gloucestershire, Peterborough, Essex, Northumberland, the Isle of Man and Somerset, however this was later rectified. The relationship is currently idle, but the two are on amicable terms as GUM partners.
  • AendereseFlag.png Fifth Aenderian Republic, signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Lord Matthew on the 14th of July 2019 at 23:55. The relationship is idle, but the two are on amicable terms.
  • Millania, signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Earl Jack. The relationship is thriving, and Millania is now an ally of Essexia.
  • Flag of Iustus 2.png Empire of Iustus, signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Lord Matthew, on the 18th of March 2020 at 00:05. The relationship is new, but the two remain on good terms.
  • Posafgov.png Principality of Posaf, signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Earl Finn on the 9th of April 2020. The relationship is new, however Essexia had long previously engaged with Posaf. It is expected Posaf will one day transpire into an ally of Essexia do to their strong diplomatic partnership and cooperation.
  • Flag of New Eiffel.svg Principality of New Eiffel, signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Earl Finn on the 13th of April 2020 and coming into effect on the 14th of New Eiffel has been a shorter partner of Essexia than many others but during that time their members have greatly contributed to Essexian discussion.
  • Lytera flag.png Kingdom of Lytera, signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Earl Finn on the 14th of April 2020 and took effect on the same day. Essexia and Lytera have a close relationship despite it being a short one. They have exchanged personnel with a member of Lytera serving as a Lord of Essexia.
  • Flag of Ikonia (Pantone).svg Kingdom of Ikonia, signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Lord Matthew on the 19th of August 2020 and took effect on the same day. Essexia and Ikonia are on amicable terms and are mutually in the GUM.
  • Yu-Xia Republic New Flag.png Republic of Yu-Xia signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Rt Hon. Matthew on the 13th of December 2020.
  • KMV2.png United States of Mekniy and Lurk signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Rt Hon. Matthew of the 13th of December 2020.
  • Wyvern Flag.svg Kingdom of Wyvern signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Rt Hon. Matthew of the 13th of December 2020.
  • Vlajka Klitziburgu.svg Grand Duchy of Klitzibürg signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Rt Hon. Matthew of the 13th of December 2020.
  • Empire of Aenopia flag.png Empire of Aenopia signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Rt Hon. Matthew of the 13th of December 2020.
  • Flag of Vishwamitra.svg State of Vishwamitra signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Rt Hon. Matthew of the 14th of December 2020.
  • PRPH flag.svg People's Republic of Ponderosa Hills signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Rt Hon. Matthew of the 14th of December 2020.
  • Flag of the Rednecks Republic (2020).svg Rednecks Republic signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Rt Hon. Matthew of the 14th of December 2020.
  • Flag of the Iceni Kingdom.png Kingdom of the Iceni signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Rt Hon. Matthew of the 14th of December 2020.
  • FlagofNordaleDesign6.1.png Republic of Nordale signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Rt. Hon. Jack of the 24th December 2020.
  • Flag of Firburg.svg Duchy of Firburg signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Rt. Hon. Jack of the 27th December 2020.
  • Free Kingdom of the Majer Dynasty signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Rt. Hon. Jack of the 3rd January 2020.

Provisional Bilateral Relations

  • Kingdom of Uberquiesenberg.pngPalatinate of Uberquiesenberg, signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Earl Finn on the 10th of April 2020. A provisional treaty of mutual-cooperation was signed, with a full treaty planning on being signed in person.
  • Abeldane flag.jpgAbeldane Empire, signed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Earl Finn on the 10th of April 2020, and was approved by the Abeldane parliament on 18 April 2020. A provisional treaty of mutual-cooperation was signed, with a full treaty currently within the negotiation stage.
  • SBRflag.svg Serene Beaconite Republic proposed by prerogative of Foreign Minister Rt Hon. Matthew of the 13th on Decemember 2020. To be ratified by the Beaconites.

Other micronations recognised by Essexia

Essexia currently uses the Danko Doctrine to determine its foreign policy; a doctrine invented and coined by Lord Matthew. The idea, is that Essexia should recognise and enter into mutual relationships with every full member of the GUM. The process of entering relations is currently underway, however, the following list is identical to the membership of the GUM, with a few exceptions such as Sealand and nations which Essexia is already partnered with, for the aforementioned reasons.

Macronations recognised by Essexia

Informal relations with Macronations

Essexia is not recognised by any macronation. However, it has had informal interactions with four major macronations which it counts as informal relations.

  • Flag of the United Kingdom.png Being surrounded by it, Essexia sees the United Kingdom as a nation it has informal relations with. Many Essexian citizens live in the United Kingdom, and have to commute and work in its territory. Essexia has attempted to make contact with the UK on several occasions; it has posted its Declaration of Independence to the Cabinet Office, Downing Street, and the local Chelmsford MPs office - all with no reply.
  • Flag of Spain Europe.png Essexia sees itself as having informal relations with Spain following the establishment of the Essexian Embassy to Spain. Spain does not recognise or acknowledge the embassies existence, however locals often enquire about the flag which flies from the roof of the building.
  • Flag of Nepal.png Essexia sees itself as having informal relations with Nepal after Earl Jack climbed Mount Everest and planted a bio-degradable Essexian flag at Everest base-camp.
  • Flag of China.png Despite not recognising it, Essexia admits to having informal relations with the Peoples Republic of China. While on a school trip at Westminster Hall in the United Kingdom in November 2018, Earl Jack saluted with his left arm (attempting to respect the left-leaning nature of the Chinese government) at the Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, who nodded back. Essexians see this as China recognising the existence of the Essexian delegation and an act of diplomatic contact. This has been disputed by some in the micronational community.

Meetings and visits

Five Essexian delegates at Essexia's first micronational summit.

Essexia is open to the idea of micronational summits and has currently attended two, and plans to attend more in the future.

2019 GUM Summit

2020 Essexia–Millania London Summit

  • The 2020 Essexia–Millania London Summit saw a smaller Essexian delegation meet with Nicolás Millán on the 3rd of February 2020 in Westminster, London.
  • The two micronations met up informally the week after the main summit, and Nicolás Millán was toured around Chelmsford and awarded the Essexia Cross.

Others

  • Several informal meetings with Poplar Nerva.
  • Several informal meetings with The Virtual Dreamscape.
  • Emperor Terry, Lord Matthew and Lord Jack met with Newton von Uberquie in Chelmsford in July 2020. It marked the first time in 8 years an incumbent Chairman and Vice-chairman of the Grand Unified Micronational had met in person.

Multilateral treaties

Essexia is signatory to: