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Michigan Upper Peninsula Micronational Union
The Michigan Upper Peninsula Micronational Union (MUPMU) is a political, governmental, and economic union of 4 member states that are located primarily in Michigan. The MUPMU has developed an internal single market through a standardized system of laws that apply to all member states. The Union was established in 2015 and came into full force in 2017 in the founding of the Huntsburgian Commonwealth.
The Union operates through a system of supranational and intergovernmental decision-making. There are eight principal decision-making bodies. Those bodies are: the Upper Peninsula Council, the Council of the Michigan Micronational Union, the Michigan Micronational Union Parliament, the Michigan Micronational Union Commission, the Court of Justice of the MUPMU, the Michigan Central Bank, the Michigan Court of Auditors, and the Superior Grand Court of Leading Officials.
The government of the MUPMU exercises its executive authority through a number of government departments, or departments of state. These departments are composed of employed officials, or civil servants and are mostly politically held accountable through a minister.
The MUPMU traces its origins from the Duchy of Huntsburg. The community and its successors have grown in size by the accession of new member states and in power by the addition of policy areas to its remit. The Treaty of the Superior established the Negaunee-Mackinac Union in 2015. The latest major amendment to the constitutional basis of the Union, Treaty of Lania, came into full force in 2016.
In 2016, the Union generated a nominal GDP (gross domestic product) of 16.477 million US dollars.
The Union has established a single market across the territory of all its members representing 311,361 (2010 Michigan Census) citizens.
Half of the members have joined a monetary union known as the United-Zone, much like the eurozone. The United-Zone uses the US dollar ($) as a single currency. The currency represent all of its citizens. Including the following counties: Delta, Baraga, Schoolcraft, Mackinac, Gogebic, and Houghton.