Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Essexia)

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Foreign Ministry
Seal of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Rt. Hon. Jack

since 3 May 2021
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
AppointerEmperor James on the advice of First Minister Rt. Hon. Jack MP

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Essexia is a government department in the Commonwealth of Essexia, and a key department of the Cabinet of Essexia. It is responsible for handling foreign affairs, managing diplomatic relations and representing the nation as a whole outside of the Commonwealth. The department is headed by the Foreign Minister who is currently the Rt. Hon. Jack.

The department is seen as one of the most powerful ministries in the Commonwealth of Essexia, seeing as it oversees the foreign engagements of Essexia in the micronational community, in which Essexia is renowned and respected. In 2020, Essexia placed 3rd in the GUM Member States Positivity Survey, furthering the status of the Foreign Ministry as a powerful and influential department.

List of Junior Departments

Under the Ministerial Reform Act, a small number of new departments under the Foreign Ministry were established in order to help the Foreign Ministry cope with increased workload and scope. These Junior Ministries are:

  • Department of Development
  • Department of Communications

The Department of Development handles affairs regarding the development of other micronations, or of Essexia by other micronations. An example would be an infrastructure project within Essexia aided in part by another micronation; The department would handle this project.

The Department of Communications is responsible for communication between Essexia and other micronations, generally outside of the Grand Unified Micronational.

Notable Laws established

List of Foreign Ministers

Foreign Ministers
Portrait Term in Office Minister Party Government Notes
27 December 2017
12 July 2019
562 days
Rt. Hon. Jack National Conservative Party of Essexia

Monarchist Party of Essexia

Commonwealth Party of Essexia

  • Hawarden Ministry
  • Essexian Political Commonwealth I
  • Essexian Political Commonwealth II
  • Jamie Ministry
  • First Foreign Minister.
  • Longest single tenure as Foreign Minister, and in any cabinet position.
12 July 2019
23 March 2020
255 days
Lord Matthew S Royalist Party of Essexia

Old Guard Party


Liberal Socialist and Cooperative Party of Essexia

  • Jamie Ministry
  • Jacob Ministry
  • Rhino Ministry
  • Transferral Government
  • Interim Giraffe Government
  • Rhino Ministry II
  • First LibSoc Foreign Minister
  • Foreign Minister under most separate Governments
26 March 2020
11 May 2020

46 days

Earl Finn Liberal Socialist and Cooperative Party of Essexia
  • Giraffe Ministry
  • Only First Minister to have become Foreign Minister after their First Minister tenure.
11 May 2020
1 June 2020

21 days

Rt. Hon. Jack Old Guard Party/Giraffe Concordat
  • Giraffe Ministry
  • Rhino Ministry III
  • First Foreign Minister to have multiple non-consecutive terms.
  • Shortest serving Foreign Minister
9 July 2020

14 December 2020

158 days

Lord Matthew S Progressive Workers' Party/Rhino Alliance
  • Rhino Ministry III
  • Was Vice-Chair for two terms in the GUM.
14 December 2020
2 March 2021
78 days
Rt. Hon. Jack Giraffe Concordat
  • Weeaboo Ministry
  • Royalist Ministry
  • Became Chair of the GUM on the 1st January 2021.
2 March 2021
3 May 2021
62 days
Rt. Hon. Terri The Greens
  • von Uberquie Ministry
  • First Green Foreign Minister
3 May 2021
Rt. Hon. Jack MP Royalist Party of Essexia
  • Giraffe Ministry III
  • Giraffe Ministry IV