Member state of the Grand Unified Micronational
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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, then 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.
|Nation name||Native name/
|Empire of Aenopia||Aenopia||n/a||27 November 2019||15||14,140m² (0.01414km²)|
|Empire of Adammia||Adammia||ADM||12 May 2013||54||179,030m² (0.17903km²)|
|Kingdom of Atovia||Atovien||ATO||9 March 2019||14||20,000m² (0.02km²)|
|Empire of Austenasia||Austenasia||AST||11 October 2009||102||~1,217,266m² (1.217266km²)|
|Commonwealth of Essexia||Essexia||ESX||20 January 2019||25||~56,656m² (~0.056656km²)|
|Gymnasium State||Stát Gymnázium||SGY||25 December 2018||26||912m² (0.000912km²)|
|Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall||Hrafnarfjall||HRA||10 February 2019||23||Classified|
|Kingdom of Ikonia||Ikonia||IKO||25 December 2018||18||~53,000m² (0.053 km²)|
|Empire of Iustus||Iustus||IUS||June 2018||88||Unknown|
|Juclandia||Juclandeză||JUC||Early 2013||164||1,650m² (0.00165km²) (est.)|
|Kingdom of Jupiter||Jupiter||JUP||22 May 2017||11||Est. 1,000,000m² (1km²)|
|Jusin Republic||Jusin||n/a||30 January 2020||25||2200 m² (0.0022 km²)|
|Principality of Ledilia||Ledilia||LDL||22 September 2019||19||1,875,000m² (1.875km²)|
|Kingdom of Lytera||Lytera||LYT||25 August 2019||30||28,380m² (0.02838km²)|
|Union of Millania and New Granada||Koningías Uñida Mijanja
xu Granadía Noúva
|MGN||11 November 2018||52||150,900m² (0.1509km²)|
|Directive of Misberia||Misberia||n/a||22 March 2020||20||381,699 m² (0.3816km²)|
|Nemkhav Federation||Nemkhavia||NKV||14 August 2018||Census pending||Unknown|
|Republic of New Rizalia||New Rizalia||NRZ||20 January 2019||27||160,631,060m² (160.63106 km²)|
|Tsardom of Nolland||Nolland||NLL||11 November 2018||Unknown||Unknown|
|Plushunia||Pluşunia||n/a||25 August 2019||~457||Est. 20,000m² (0.02km²)|
|Principality of Posaf||Posaf||PSF||28 March 2018||60||28,328m² (0.028328km²) (2019 estimate)|
|Triumvirate of Sonderan||Sonderan||n/a||25 August 2019||25||Unknown|
|Uber-Essian Union||Uber-Esse||UEU||1 June 2020||Unknown||Unknown|
|Commonwealth of Uskor||Uskor||UOR||Mid-2016||20||9,490,000m² (9.49km²)|
|Vlasynian Despotate||Despotatul Vlasinian||VLS||17 June 2020||10||20.14km²|
|Federal Union of Wegmat||Wegmat||n/a||27 November 2019||106||1,978,910m² (1.97891km²)|
|Kingdom of Wyvern||Wyvern||WYV||2010||27||8,000m² (0.008km²)|
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|Nation name||Native name/
|Federation of Orientia||Orientia||n/a||30 January 2020||20 March 2020
(Suspension leading to withdraw)
|United Kingdoms of Misberia
|Misberia||n/a||25 August 2019||7 March 2020
|People's Republic of
|Ponderosa Hills||n/a||14 December 2019||12 January 2020
|Kingdom of Sabia and Verona||sabia i verona||SIV||17 April 2017||20 October 2019
|Essian Commonwealth||Essiai Commensalocha||ESE||26 December 2016||16 March 2018
|Republic of Poplar Nerva||Poplar Nerva||n/a||30 January 2020||3 June 2020
|Grand Republic of Cycoldia||Cycoldia||n/a||27 November 2019||N/A||150+||5,589,194m² (5.5891943km²)|
|Palatinate of Uberquiesenberg||Uberquiesenberg||UBQ||13 July 2017||1 June 2020
(Succeeded by the Uber-Essian Union)
|Democratic Duchy of Francisville||Francisville||FRV||8 January 2009||20 September 2010
(Membership expired during GUM dormant period)
|Republic of New Westphalia||New Westphalia||NWP||25 December 2018||10 April 2020
|Kingdom of Gradonia||Gradonia||GDN||20 January 2019||20 June 2020
(Downgraded to Observer)
|Principality of Montescano||Montescano||n/a||14 July 2019||20 June 2020
|Union of Nova-Occitania||Nova-Occitania||OCC||30 January 2020||3 August 2020
|Federal Republic of Caddia||Caddia||n/a||20 February 2020||n/a
|Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall||Hrafnarfjall||HRA||10 February 2019||28 October 2020
|Principality of New Eiffel||New Eiffel||NEI||19 May 2019||1 November 2020
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.
Members can vote for the expulsion of members for multiple reasons, most often on the grounds of inactivity.
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.
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.
There are a number of offices which individuals may have.
At summits, usually, but not always, the head of state or head of government attends. Another representative may also be sent.
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%) was 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.
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:
- I GUM Quarterly Statistical Report (May - June 2017)
- II GUM Quarterly Statistical Report (July - September 2017)
- III GUM Quarterly Statistical Report (May - June 2018)
- IV GUM Quarterly Statistical Report (July - September 2019)
- V GUM Quarterly Statistical Report (October - December 2019)
- Aenopia and the Grand Unified Micronational
- Amissopia and the Grand Unified Micronational
- Ikonia and the Grand Unified Micronational
- New Eiffel and the Grand Unified Micronational
- Ponderosa Hills and the Grand Unified Micronational
- Vishwamitra and the Grand Unified Micronational
- Criticism of the GUM