Member state of the Grand Unified Micronational

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The Grand Unified Micronational currently has 37 full member states and 2 provisional member state – as well as 10 observers (see Observer state of the Grand Unified Micronational).

Full members are those ratifiers of the Charter that can contribute to discussions and debates, vote in Quorum sessions, and stand for election to any positions in the organisation. Provisional membership is a status granted to newly-approved member states or to member states that are found in the process of expulsion. Provisional members do not hold voting rights and cannot stand for election but may partake in Quorum discussions. Only fully "sovereign" micronations may become member states. A nation must have ratify the GUM Charter and fulfil the requirements of the Wrythe Convention and Edgbaston Convention, than they may apply for full membership status. The application will be voted on in Quorum by the other members. The Chair may reject any application. If accepted, they will be granted provisional membership and a second vote for full membership will take place after two weeks.

Each member state is represented by a delegation team from that nation. A full member may have up to three delegates, and only one delegate may be present in any given Quorum session. This is opposed to observers, which may only have one delegate.

The constitutionally recognised founding member states of Grand Unified Micronational were the Kingdom of Camuria, the Democratic People's Republic of Erusia, Scientopia, the Republic of Petorio, Stigistan, Tozland and the Federal Republic of St.Charlie. However following investigations by the organisation, the Kingdom of Camuria was suspended from membership in late February 2009. It was also later revealed on 30 July 2010, that Erusia was an experiment known as the Lethler Experiment, where it was proven, and indeed, openly admitted by Robert Lethler, that the entire Erusian micronation was a fabrication, used to further his own means.

Members

List

Nation name Native name/
co-official name
Flag Arms Code Accession
Population
Area (km²)
Empire of Aenopia Aenopia Empire of Aenopia flag.png Aenopia CoA.png n/a 27 November 2019 15 14,140m² (0.01414km²)
Empire of Adammia Adammia Flag of Adammia.svg AdammiaCoA.png ADM 12 May 2013 54 179,030m² (0.17903km²)
Kingdom of Atovia Atovien Flag of Atovia.svg Greater CoA Atovia New.png ATO 9 March 2019 14 20,000m² (0.02km²)
Empire of Austenasia Austenasia Flag of Austenasia.png Coa of Austenasia.png AST 11 October 2009 102 ~1,217,266m² (1.217266km²)
Federal Republic of Caddia Caddia Caddiaflag.png n/a 20 February 2020 32 12,140m² (0.0121406km²)
Commonwealth of Essexia Essexia Flag of the Commonwealth of Essexia.svg Essexia Coat of arms.png ESX 20 January 2019 25 ~56,656m² (~0.056656km²)
Gymnasium State Stát Gymnázium Gymnasium flag standartized.png Gymnasium coat.png SGY 25 December 2018 26 912m² (0.000912km²)
Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall Hrafnarfjall Flag of Hrafnfjallv2.png COA of Hrafnfjallv2.png HRA 10 February 2019 23 Classified
Kingdom of Ikonia Ikonia Flag of Ikonia (Pantone).svg Royal coat of arms of Ikonia.svg IKO 25 December 2018 18 ~53,000m² (0.053 km²)
Empire of Iustus Iustus Flag of Iustus.svg 800px-Iustus CoA.png IUS June 2018 88 Unknown
Juclandia Juclandeză Flag-of-Juclandia.png CoA Jucaresti.png JUC Early 2013 164 1,650m² (0.00165km²) (est.)
Kingdom of Jupiter Jupiter Current flag.png JUP 22 May 2017 11 Est. 1,000,000m² (1km²)
Jusin Republic Jusin 3rd Jusin Flag.svg Jusin National Emblem.svg n/a 30 January 2020 25 2200 m² (0.0022 km²)
Principality of Ledilia Ledilia Flag of the Principality of Ledilia.png Ledcoatofarms.png LDL 22 September 2019 19 1,875,000m² (1.875km²)
Kingdom of Lytera Lytera Lytera flag.png Lytera coa.png LYT 25 August 2019 30 28,380m² (0.02838km²)
Mercia Mercia MercianFlag.png Merciaemblem.png MRC November 2015 32 Unknown
Union of Millania and New Granada Koningías Uñida Mijanja
xu Granadía Noúva
FLAGMNG.png CoAMGN.png MGN 11 November 2018 52 150,900m² (0.1509km²)
Directive of Misberia Misberia Misberia Flag.png Misberian Coa .png n/a 22 March 2020 20 381,699 m² (0.3816km²)
Nemkhav Federation Nemkhavia Imperial Republic Flag Wiki.png Nemkhavia coa.png NKV 14 August 2018 Census pending Unknown
Principality of New Eiffel New Eiffel Flag of New Eiffel.svg Royal coat of arms of New Eiffel.svg NEI 19 May 2019 5 580m² (0.00058km²)
Republic of New Rizalia New Rizalia FLAGOFNEWRIZALIA.jpg NRZ 20 January 2019 27 160,631,060m² (160.63106 km²)
Tsardom of Nolland Nolland Knoll flag 1.png NollandArms.png NLL 11 November 2018 Unknown Unknown
Union of Nova-Occitania Nova-Occitania FlagUNOc.png CoatofArmsOccitania.png OCC 30 January 2020 22 2.076 km²
Plushunia Pluşunia PlushuniaFlag2.png n/a 25 August 2019 ~457 Est. 20,000m² (0.02km²)
Principality of Posaf Posaf Flag of Posaf.svg Posafnewcoa.png PSF 28 March 2018 60 28,328m² (0.028328km²) (2019 estimate)
Triumvirate of Sonderan Sonderan Sonderian Flag.jpeg n/a 25 August 2019 25 Unknown
Uber-Essian Union Uber-Esse Uberesse.png Essequiesenberg1.png UEU 1 June 2020 Unknown Unknown
Commonwealth of Uskor Uskor Uskorian Flag.png Emblem of Zealandia.png UOR Mid-2016 20 9,490,000m² (9.49km²)
Kingdom of Wegmat Wegmat Flag of the Kingdom of Wegmat.svg Wegcoato.jpeg n/a 27 November 2019 106 1,978,910m² (1.97891km²)
Kingdom of Wyvern Wyvern WyvernFlagImproved.png Wyvernrcoa.png WYV 2010 27 8,000m² (0.008km²)

Former members

Nation name Native name/
co-official name
Flag Arms Code Accession
Withdrew/expelled
Population
Area (km²)
Federation of Orientia Orientia Flag of Orientia.jpg Orientia CoA.jpg n/a 30 January 2020 20 March 2020
(Suspension leading to withdraw)
100+ 0.52 km²
United Kingdoms of Misberia
and Caloudonum
Misberia Untitled722 20191024194320M.png n/a 25 August 2019 7 March 2020
(Dissolved)
91 Unknown
People's Republic of
Ponderosa Hills
Ponderosa Hills PRPH flag.svg State Emblem of PRPH.svg n/a 14 December 2019 12 January 2020
(Withdrew)
3 70,000m² (0.07km²)
Kingdom of Sabia and Verona sabia i verona Flag of Sabia and Verona.png Greater Arms of Sabia and Verona.png SIV 17 April 2017 20 October 2019
(Expelled)
131 47,000m² (0.047km²)
Essian Commonwealth Essiai Commensalocha Esse flag.png Esseseal.png ESE 26 December 2016[1] 16 March 2018
(Dissolved)
17 7.3 km²
Republic of Poplar Nerva Poplar Nerva Poplar Nerva Colonies.png Lord Jack of Essexia CoA.png n/a 30 January 2020 3 June 2020
(Expelled)
8 0.002 km²
Grand Republic of Cycoldia Cycoldia New Flag of Cycoldia.png Best Coat Of Arms Of Cycoldia.png n/a 27 November 2019 N/A 100+ 5,589,194m² (5.5891943km²)
Palatinate of Uberquiesenberg Uberquiesenberg Kingdom of Uberquiesenberg.png Uber COA.png UBQ 13 July 2017 1 June 2020
(Succeeded by the Uber-Essian Union)
Unknown Unknown
Democratic Duchy of Francisville Francisville Flag of Francisville.png Francisville crest.png FRV 8 January 2009 20 September 2010
(Membership expired during GUM dormant period)
14 0.97km²
Republic of New Westphalia New Westphalia Flag of New Westphalia.svg NewWestphaliaSeal.png NWP 25 December 2018 10 April 2020
(Expelled)
1 Unknown
Kingdom of Gradonia Gradonia Flag of Gradonia.svg Kingdom of GradoniaCoA.svg GDN 20 January 2019 20 June 2020
(Downgraded to Observer)
43 ~1,752,000m² (1.752km²)
Principality of Montescano Montescano Montescano-Flag.png Montescano-CoA.png n/a 14 July 2019 20 June 2020
(Withdrew)
20 Unknown

Withdrawal

Member states, and provisional members and observers, may leave at any time, commonly through a referendum. Most nations leave usually after a controversial event within the organisation.

Expulsion

Members can vote for the expulsion of members for multiple reasons, most often on the grounds of inactivity.

Country codes

The GUM maintains a list of 3-letter country codes for micronations, as an extension to the ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 country codes used by macronational organisations. The codes are set by the Chair, with the consensus of the member states. Codes are kept for former members, whither they optionally left or were expelled. A handful of micronations which have never been member states nor observers also have GUM codes.

Representation

Each member state is represented by a delegation team from that nation. A full member may have up to three delegates, and only one delegate may be present in any given Quorum session. Observers may only have one delegate. In elections, each member state is allowed one vote. Most commonly, the main delegate of the nation will solely decide who to vote for.

Offices

There are a number of offices which individuals may have.

Summits

At summits, usually, but not always, the head of state or head of government attends. Another representative may also be sent.

History

Political systems

The exact political system of a micronation is not limited, however member states may independently vote against membership of an applying nation for any reason, which includes not supporting a nation's political system.

The majority of member states—21 out of 37–incorporate a monarchy into its political system; this includes 14 constitutional monarchies (and an elective-constitutional monarchy, the system of Posaf), 4 absolute monarchies, a parliamentary diarchy, federal monarchy and a constitutional triumvirate, a political regime ruled or dominated by three powerful individuals known as triumvirs, the political system of Sonderan. Of the remaining, 6 are constitutional republics, 5 are presidential republics, and 2 are semi-presidential republics. Most republics and monarchies operate a parliamentary system. The GUM Quarterly Statistical Report held between October - December 2019, found that 6 out of the total 9 nations (66.7%) were considered multi-party democracies, while two (22.2%) were a two-party democracy, and one (11.1%) was a single-party/dominant-party sate. The most common type of proportional representation is the party-list system.

The most recent GUM Quarterly Statistical Report held between October - December 2019, found that the predominant legislature type was unicameral, with 8 out of 11 (72.7%) surveys nations using unicameral parliaments. 3 nations (27.3%) had bicameral legislatures. The average amount of legislators among the surveyed nations was 8.18; the nation which had the largest legislature by the number of members was Gymnasium State, with 22, while the smallest was Ledilia, with 1.

The same GUM Quarterly Statistical Report also found that only 9 out of 11 surveyed nations (81.8%) had active political parties. Of these, the average number of political parties was 5.44. Nations with the most active political parties were New Eiffel with 12, Posaf with 11 and Millania with 10. Two nations had two-party systems.

Contribution

GUM Quarterly Statistical Reports

The Quarterly Statistical Report is the chief work of the Secretariat of Statistical Research. Though the Report was assigned to the Secretariat in 2016, the first Report was presented to the organization by Tarik in August of 2017. Since then, only five reports were created:

See also

  1. Admitted as the United States of Wings, declared its successor state in January 2017.