Micronational Community of Australia

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Micronational Community of Australia
Regional Organization
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Logo
Motto
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Membership

President Rory McPhail

Establishment 25 March 2021

The Micronational Community of Australia (MCA) is a regional intergovernmental organisation and geopolitical union of Australia's micronations. It was founded on 25 March 2021, with the goal of providing a venue for communication among all Australian micronations, as well as encouraging peace and economic cooperation.

History

The MCA is frequently credited as the successor to the Australian Micronational Council, a regional organisation in Australia that was part of Zecheriah O'Hair's larger scheme for a Global Micronational Council, which was designed to be built from regional organisations that would, in turn, elect representatives to vote on global issues in micronationalism. This Global Council had little success, with councils restricted to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Australia, and some US states, with many councils consisting of less than five members. Most of these councils would be dogged by problems like a lack of a charter and inactivity, prompting O'Hair to devise plans for a new, more unified regional organisation to be located in Australia, abandoning his hopes for a worldwide council. As a result, on 29 October 2020, O'Hair announced his resignation with three days' notice, thereby making all regional councils autonomous entities. The Australian Micronational Council would continue to operate until the MCA was established, although inactively.

Logo of O'Hair's Global Micronational Council

The Treaty of Canberra, the MCA's foundation treaty, was signed for the first time on 25 March 2021. Etukan, Coldaynia, Chriona, Lurdentania, and Matthewopia signed the Treaty. The Kingdom of Titan, Crogallia, Australland, and Götterzene, as well as the Saarditian Empire, a micronation in New Zealand that joined as an observer, would soon join. After the MCA's disintegration on 10 June, Matthewopia would leave, followed by Titan on 4 August after its collapse.

The Treaty of Canberra outlines several terms and objectives for the MCA and it's members. These include, but are not limited to;

  • The prevention of disputes between its members.
  • The settling of present disputes between members by peaceful and diplomatic means.
  • The guarantee of support of members for each other in times of dire circumstances.
  • Represent as a united bloc at all international platforms.

On 19 October 2021, O'Hair was overwhelmingly re-elected for his second term, and the M.C.A.'s charter was adopted shortly after on 28 October.

Requirements for membership

An Australian micronation must first be requested to accede to the Treaty of Canberra by unanimous consent of the council before becoming a member state, according to the Treaty of Canberra. The government of the micronation will be expected to ratify the treaty after being invited, at which time they will be admitted to the council.

While there are no official criteria for becoming an observer state, it is widely assumed that an observer state is any micronation that has been invited to join the MCA (often as a "observer," despite the fact that this is not a role under current policies) and is present in the council, but has not ratified the Treaty of Canberra and thus has no obligations to uphold MCA policy and no right to vote on legislation in the council.

Structure

President of the Council of the Micronational Community of Australia

The MCA and the Council of the Micronational Community of Australia are led by the President of the Council of the Micronational Community of Australia, who was formerly the Secretary General. The President is in charge of directing the council's procedures, holding votes in the council, and selecting a cabinet. The President is chosen for a six-month term and may serve in that capacity an infinite number of times. Zecheriah O'Hair, the organization's first and current President, was elected Secretary General on 9 May 2021, with two out of four votes, defeating the other two contenders, Matthew Hubbard and Rory Leonard. On 19 October 2021, he was unanimously re-elected to his second term.

No. Name Micronation Term of office
1 Zecheriah O'Hair Etukanflag2021.png Empire of Etukan 9 May 2021 dd/mm/yyyy
First President of the Micronational Community of Australia, incumbent since shortly after its foundation.
2 Rory McPhail Empire of Lurdentania dd/mm/yyyy Incumbent

Cabinet of the Micronational Community of Australia

The MCA President might also delegate part of his responsibilities to a cabinet. The current government, which was constituted on 13 June 2021, on the recommendation of the Lurdentanian delegation, includes the President and five ministers. The President has entrusted each minister with a certain sector of government to manage.

Office Logo Name Micronation Appointed
Minister for Culture and Initiatives
MCA Initiatives Logo.png
Minister for General Affairs and Membership
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Minister for Organisation and Council Affairs
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Minister for Social Media

Kevin Doan

Blazdonia.png Kingdom of Blazdonia

23 October 2021

Programs

The MCA offers a number of initiatives focused on mutual aid and support for and among member nations.

Services Program

The MCA Services Program was created on 21 October 2021. It aims to create a dialogue between members where members may request and offer services including, but not limited to;

  • The creation of flags.
  • The creation of coats of arms and other emblems.
  • The creation of medals and ribbon bars.
  • The creation of infographics.
  • Assistance for using encyclopaedias such as MicroWiki and Wikipedia.
Ribbon bar of the MCAAM.

The Lurdentanian House of Commons Commendations Medal, the logo of the Lurdentanian House of Commons, the Lurdentanian Star of Appreciation and all state flags of Blazdonia are all products of the program. Matthew Hubbard's Music by Matthew H is also available through the program with a commission fee.

MCA Appreciation Medal

On 24 October 2021, the Minister for Culture and Initiatives, David Brooke, founded the Micronational Community of Australia Appreciation Medal to be granted to people in acknowledgement of their services to the community. Any member state may propose a candidate for the prise, which will be decided by a vote of the council.

Name Status upon conferral Date of conferral
Etukanflag2021.png Zecheriah O'Hair President of the MCA 24 October 2021
Flag of Lurdentania.svg Rory McPhail Minister for General Services and Membership 24 October 2021
Spoonsylvania.png Joshua Braithwaite Minister for Organisation 24 October 2021
Blazdonia.png Kevin Doan Minister for Social Media 24 October 2021
Ameristralian Flag.svg David Brooke Minister for Culture and Initiatives 6 November 2021

Strategic and Logistical Exercises

The MCA announced on 3 November 2021, that it will offer a military strategy course in Lurdentania. Delegates from Lurdentania, Etukan, and Blazdonia were given permission to use Lurdentania's armed forces in the exercise. On 10 January 2022, there were 18 cadets from 17 micronations enrolled in the training.

Member-nations

Current

Full members

  Represents founding nations
Nation Date joined Delegate
Etukanflag2021.png Empire of Etukan 24 April 2021 Zecheriah O'Hair
The Empire of Coldaynia Flag.png Empire of Coldaynia Arson/Asriel
Chriona flag.png Chriona Chris
Flag of Lurdentania.svg Empire of Lurdentania Rory McPhail
Flag of Australland.png Federal Monarchy of Australland 4 June 2021 Lachlan Steenson
Flag of Götterzene.png Duchy of Götterzene 12 June 2021 Unfilled
Constitutional Monarchy of Crogallia 24 May 2021 Andrea Surace
Spoonsylvania.png Principality of Spoonsylvania 11 September 2021 Joshua Braithwaite
Blazdonia.png Kingdom of Blazdonia 3 October 2021 Kevin Doan
The Empire of Beltzur 4 October 2021 Hezekiah Xior
Kingdom of Australand.jpg Kingdom of Australand 8 October 2021 Patrick Kenny
Cutenstonia Flag.png The Kingdom of Cutenstonia 12 October 2021 Zadie McGrawningham
Flag of Sonderan.svg Triumvirate of Sonderan 19 October 2021 Cedar
Dimitch flag.png The Dimitch Empire 21 October 2021 Cecil Ekthro
National Flag of Apisia.png Duchy of Apisia 1 November 2021 Chloe I
New Weddington Isles Flag.jpg New Weddington Isles 6 November 2021 John Brookes

Observers

Nation Date joined Delegate Macro location
 Empire of Lehmark 5 May 2021 Sir Peter Duke of Armstrong  Australia
Flag national.jpg Saarditian Empire 5 May 2021 Joseph Bredenoord  New Zealand
Flag of Indradhanush (September 2021).svg Kingdom of Indradhanush 5 October 2021 Chandrachur Basu  India
The UKK.jpg United Kingdom of Korea 13 November 2021 Pak Kwang Hyun  South Korea

Former

Nation Date joined Date left Delegate Status of membership Reason
Matthewopia Flag.png Republic of Matthewopia 24 April 2021 10 June 2021 Matthew Hubbard Full member Nation dissolved.
People’s Republic Of Titan flag.jpg Kingdom of Titan 25 May 2021 6 August 2021 Liam Clark Full member Nation dissolved.
 Ameristralia 16 August 2021 4 December 2021 David Brooke Full member Rescinded membership

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