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Misberian Confederacy
Confédération Misberian
ᛗᛁᛋᛒᛖᚱᛁᚨᚾ ᚲᛟᚾᚠᛖᛞᛖᚱᚨᚲᛃ
Misberia Flag.png
Flag
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National Arms
Motto: Life is but a sapling
Anthem: A Trip to The Grand Banks
CapitalWihke of Aci
Largest citySongo
Official languagesEnglish, Norwegian, French, Spanish
DemonymMisberian
GovernmentRoyal Birchism
• Madakawando Sakom
Archie Birch
• Witapal
Thomas Bainbridge
• Vice Witapal
Jamie
LegislatureBicaramel
Imperial Fire Council
Advisor's Council
Independence from United States
• Misberian Independence
15 April 2015
• Reformed
23 November 2018
• Imperialization
8 October 2020
Population
• 2020 estimate
96
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Total
Unknown
CurrencyNES Confier
Time zoneUTC-3:00
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy (Songolese Calendar)
Drives on theright
Patron saintStar of The Sea

The Misberian Confederacy, commonly known as Misberia, is a self-declared sovereign state but is more commonly referred to as a micronation by external observers. The Misberian Confederacy was established on 23 November 2020 after Archie Birch revived the Imperial Misberia State after a national referendum took place with over 92% approval. The nation one day wishes to found itself as a town located in Maine, built upon the principles of cooperation, justice, and ecologically friendly values.

Etymology

Misberia is defined as the historic merging of states of the Kingdom of Mistak founded in 2015 located in southern and northern Maine and the Kingdom of Timberia located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire founded in 2017. 

Misberian Confederacy, in National and Minor Languages.
Language Name Demonym Script
English Misberian Confederacy Misberian Latin
Wabanaki Kilun Neqqenike Misberian Latin
French Confédération Misberian Misberian Latin

History

See Misberian History for more information.

Previous History

15 April 2015 - 5 March 2020

Past Flags of Misberia

On 15 April 2015, Farmia, later Mistak was founded. Farmia was started on Minecraft then later moved to the nation-state and a more realistic stance as time went on. On 20 February 2016, Mistak was created and renamed Farmia to Mistak and became a nation-state based nation. In Early March and June of that year, Mistak changes ideologies to Technocratic and Communist respectively as Archie liked the ideologies at that time. On 4 July 2017 the first monarchist government is created under the dynasty name of Andros run by then King Archie. One year later elections are held to find a new Prime Minister and Andy is elected. On 30 June 2018, the "Mistakian-Timberian Agreement" is signed allowing the unification of Mistak and Timberia to occur in early November. On 5 November 2018, both nations agree it is time for the agreement to be fulfilled creating the Federation of Mistak-Timberia. On 20 November 2018, both nations officially united under the name Misberia. On 23 November Misberia joined the now-defunct Global Micronational Alliance and was quick to become a leader of the organization under the leadership failings of Tony. The nation remained very inactive and unorganized during the months of January and February 2019, Misberia joined Aspen in a union called the Aspen-Misberian Empire. On 23 February Misberia and Aspen united into the Aspen Misberian Empire, union looked hopeful and promising for both parties but problems soon arose. Underrepresented government, confusing government and a feeling of Misberian culture being squashed under the Aspen eagle. On 6 March Misberia officially declared independence from the Aspen Misberian Empire and has been considered a major point in Misberian History. On 6 July 2019 Caloudonoum joined Misberia as a Special Regional State. When Archie returned himself, Samuel Hoffmann and Hville Alvstad all worked together to rework the government to allow the people to have less of a say as a general consensus was, the nobles do all the work so a Royal Council was created with the three making up the council. The nation officially changed its name to "The United Kingdoms of Misberia and Caloudonoum" on 16 August 2019. After the first parliament meeting, the government seemed ready to tackle many issues including inactivity, right before the meeting, Misberia was accepted as a member state of Grand Unified Micronational. During this time Misberia built its relations with Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall, Crimson, Nova, ISSR, Altia, and Obscurium. In the final two weeks of 2019, Columbusstan, Terrexa joined Misberia as their nations were falling into inactivity. On 1 January 2020 the Zuhanese Commonwealth joined Misberia when Emperor Connor stepped down. Caermont and Metacomet joined Misberia on 9 January 2020 as their government was falling on inactivity and a lack of interest. Misberia reformatted its government on 16 January 2020 to allow a civilian government and to allow more freedoms for the member states of the kingdom. On March 3rd Tsar Archie Birch abdicated and allowed a civilian government to form. On this day Belgica announced they were leaving the nation, as well did Naples leaving the nation with a population drop of 70. This coupled with Thomas Bainbridge taking a lot of power in the new civilian government as Prime Minister and Archie fearing Thomas would make it another Hrafnarfjallian colony that died like the Aspen Empire or Fesmarian Kingdom. With these factors and fears the United Kingdoms of Misberia and Caloudonum was announced dissolved on 5 March 2020.

Candle lit service in Songo for the passing of Maria and her unborn child on August 1st 2020.

Period of Sorrow and Growth:

14 March 2020 - 7 October 2020

On 14 March 2020, Misberia reformed into the Grand Duchy of Misberia and officially became public for the community. The nation is still reorganizing itself after the dissolution of its predecessor. The nation has attracted some well known and previous Misberian and Community officials allowing the nation to go right into functioning. COVID-19 has surprisingly brought the nation into a steady increase of activity and has seen the nation work harder and better to help the local communities. The nation was brought into localization after Archie Birch became disinterested and realized if Misberia were to become a town it would need to be a localized government. On 20 March 2020, after the nation became localized, most government positions were taken by old members of the historic founder's council which lead Misberia from November 2018 to February 2020. On 20 March the constitution was finalized and approved from the National Grand Duchy Council as well as seven citizens who wished to sign the document. On this day Archie Birch was made Premier of the nation and became the leader and figurehead of the nation. On 22 March 2020, the very first nonregional citizens, since then only four out of the seven nonregional citizens have accepted this and have become active members of the national government. Misberia has recently signed a treaty of recognition with Empire of Adammia one of the original inspirations for the foundation of the Misberian state and its proto states. Misberia has opened its doors to more non Mainers and has established a Misberian Worker's Council for members of the non Mainer population to have a voice in the government. Misberian Failed Coup of May 2020 occurred on the evening of 23 May and resulted in the loss of 75% of the population but quickly rebounded when the community can in support to help Misberia. After this period of uncertainty, Misberia worked more internally with Maria Birch working on stabilizing the nation and working harder to create a national culture for the nation. Native american culture was used much more and the nation started a slow but stead expansion of its internal functions. On 31 July, Maria was announced as have passing away which put the nation in shock, the nation announced a sixteen day mourning period. Following this period of pain and sorrow the nation began using the information and ideas where Maria left off, it was soon discovered she had a plan for a Imperial Misberia, following some questions it was discovered that many citizens wanted a Imperial Misberia. Following a referendum 92% of the population agreed with Misberia going Imperial. On 8 October 2020, Misberia declared itself Imperial.

Geography, climate, and environment (Expand)

Nobility and Imperium

The Dynasty of Betula-Andros is the ruling house of Misberia. The current head of the Dynasty of Betula-Andros is Archie Birch of Misberia. All of those in the Line of Succession to the Throne of Betula-Andros are members of the House of Betula-Andros or are related to it through blood, marriage or Adoption.

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Andrew, Crown Prince of Misberia
Duke of Chipatook
(b. 2007)
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Samuel, Crown Prince of Misberia
(b. 2002)
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Luke, Emperor of the Ducal Realms
(b. 2002)
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Paco, Crown Princess of Misberia
Princess of Eastbago
(b. 2001)
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Archie, Grand Duke of Misberia
Prince of Hrafnarfjall
and the North Sea Empire
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(b. 2001)
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Matthew, Prince of Mistak-Andros
(b. 2003)
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Andrew, Prince of Timberia-Andros
(b. 2006)
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Hville, Prince of Misberia
(b. 2002)
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James, Hereditary Prince of Aspen
(b. 2002)

Ducal Cadet Branch
(Est. 2017)
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Robert, Crown Prince of Misberia
(b. 2004)
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Anthony, Crown Prince of Misberia
(b. 2004)
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Zarel, Crown Prince of Misberia
(b. 2004)
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Maria, Princess of Songo
(b. 2005) (d.2020)

Winchester Cadet Branch
(Est. 2018)

Chivalric Honors:

There are seven chivalric honors in Misberia, these are given to individuals by the Madakawando Sakom himself.

Name of Honor Years Rank Classes Moto Title Ribbon Status
The Most Illustrious Order of The Star of Maria 2020 - Present 1 Legacy Protector, (2) Maria's Knights, (4) Maria's Companions (2) Protection of All That is Dear to the Misberian People Imperial Knight of the Order Unannounced Active
Most Honorable and Respectable Order of Laura Bainbridge 2020 - Present 2 Knight's of The Ravens Call (2), Perched Knights (2) Unannounced Imperial Knight of the Order Unannounced Active
Order of Tolba 2020 - Present 3 First Class (12) , Second Class (3) Community Before Self Knight of the Order Tolba 1st Class.pngTolba 2nd Class.png Active
Order of The Star of The Sea 2020 - Present 4 Royal Knight (3), Knight (5), Stranger Knight (2) Naval History Defines Misberian Legacy Knight of the Order Unannounced Active
Order of Hoffmann 2020 - Present 5 Founders Honor (6) Samuel Honor (2) Misberian Honor and Personal Honor Bind Us Knight of the Order Hoffman Samuel.pngMoH2020.png Active
Order of Zuhan 2020 - Present 6 Connor's Knights (2), Connor's Companions (3) Zuhan's Legacy Shall be Protected Knight of the Order Unannounced Active

Government and Political Symbols

Emblem of the Witapal, White Hound in honor of Maria Birch who held the position of Witapal in mid to late June

Government:

The national government of Misberia is a bicameral government with a Imperial Fire Council and a Advisors Council. The nation also has local governments for each town and territory. Songo the largest city in Misberia has a local council system similar to the Imperial Fire Council. Machias currently has three citizens and has elections every August and January to decide the leader of the town, currently Archie Birch is the leader until elections occur. Songo River Delta currently only has one citizen, hence both regions are led by a single person who makes the laws and regional regulations and represents them.

Emblem of the Imperial Fire Council (Temp)

Head of Government and State:

Name Role Appointed Government Role
Archie Birch Madakawando Sakom 23 November 2020 - Present Head of State
Thomas Bainbridge Fifth Witapal 16 August 2020 - Present Head of Government
Jamie Vice Witapal 7 October 2020 - Present Advisor to The Witapal

Imperial Fire Council:

The Imperial Fire Council is made up of regional leaders from around the nation. These leaders are called Sakoms or "Chiefs", these leaders meet once a month to review the laws and acts proposed by the Advisor's Council and approve of them. The council holds significant power in Misberia as in emergency cases it can overrule the Madakawando Sakom with a majority vote.

Emblem of the Advisory Council
Council of The Year 528 of Pebon (Late 2020)
Name Region Reign Notable Endevors
Archie Birch Misberian Confederacy 15 April 2015 - Present
Luis Marcel Kingdom of The Southern Star 30 May 2019 - Present
Thomas Bainbridge Kingdom of Helluland 19 January 2020 - Present
Guy The Leenderkappellerbos 24 May 2020 - Present
Anthony Birch Kingdom of The Southern Star 2 June 2020 - Present
Jane Hathaway Polaris Confederacy 7 October 2020 - Present
Weld Unannounced Unannounced

Advisor's Council:

Vision 2021 Logo of The Vision 2021 program to help bridge the gap between Locals and Global Citizens in Misberia. Started by Maria Birch

The Advisor's Council of Misberia is the only legislative branch of Misberia. This council is made up of up to five ministers with advisers as needed. Currently, the council has four ministers and four government advisers. These government officials who make up the council are ministers of their own ministries which oversee different parts of the nation. These positions are hand picked by the Madakawando Sakom himself.

Council of The Year 528 of Pebon (Late 2020)
Name Role Appointed
Thomas Bainbridge Internal Affairs Minister 29 May 2020 - Present
Chloe Enviromental Minister 29 May 2020 - Present
Luis Marcel of Atlia Historical and Preservation Minister 29 May 2020 - Present
Archie Birch Cultural Minister 1 August 2020 - Present
Anthony Birch Royal Family Advisor 1 August 2020 - Present
Jane Local Misberian Advisor 10 August 2020 - Present
Jamie Military Advisor 30 September 2020 - Present
Laura Bainbridge Proffesionalism Advisor 4 October 2020 - Present
Vacant Community Affairs Minister Vacant

Administrative Divisions:

Name Flag Coat of Arms Population Macronational Region
Polaris Confederacy Misberian Flag.png Misberian COA.png 8 United States Canada
Kingdom of Helluland Helluland COA.png 5 United Kingdom
Canada
Denmark
Kingdom of The Southern Star Provisional flag of the Kingdom of the Southern Star.png Provisional CoA of the Kingdom of the Southern Star.png 2 Australia Chile

Argentina

Leenderkapperllerbos 1 Netherlands
Unannounced Unannounced Unannounced 1 United States

National Symbols:

Flag:

The national flag of Misberia is a square flag with the proportion of 2:2, one half of the flag is an arrangement of twelve alternating bars of gold and green. These bars represent the twelve people who were present for the localization order and signing of the constitution on 20 March 2020. On the other side of the flag is a white background with a green deer silhouette. The green deer represents the national animal of Misberia. The green represents the honesty and fields of the nation, the gold represents the justice and produce of the nation as well as the sun. The white represents the peace and prosperity of the nation as well as the white caps of the waves on the coasts of the nation as well as the snow which brings joy to the younger citizens.

Heraldry:

The national coat of arms is similar to the national flag. The coat of arms is a simple heater shield with a per pale design with the twelve bars of alternating gold and green on one half and the white background with the green deer on it.

Military:

See Military of Misberia for more information

Branches of the Misberian Armed Forces
Branch Information Logo Lead Personnel Locations Units
Misberian Secret

Service

18+ with some exceptions, mainly used for

intel if any threats are posed to the Misberian

state or populace. Fairly inactive due to there not

being much threats.

AM Misberia 11.png Thomas Bainbridge Two Global Undecided
Search, Research

and Rescue Corps

A group mainly tasked with search and rescue,

community service, military research and event planning.

AM Misberia 14.png Jane Hathaway Five + Polaris Confederacy The Wild Thorns

The Dodgy Dogs

Maria's Men

Travelers Corps Exploration of lands, gathering intel on lands

around oneself, community service. Includes,

cycling, navy and etc.

AM Misberia 15.png Joe C Five + Polaris Confederacy The Panting Painting

Ol' Colonizers

The Highlanders

Globals Division Mapping, research and presentation work,

digital design, internet support for managing

the discords and wikis

AM Misberia 04.png Luis Marcel Four Global Undecided
Chaplains Mental and emotional support, helps with

events and does religious services

AM Misberia 10.png Louis Four Polaris Confederacy Maria's Explosives
Madakawando

Imperial Guard

Locals Only, support for the Madakawando

Sakom and the Imperial Family.

Unannounced Jamie Five + Polaris Confederacy

Global

Northern Birches

Eastern Birches

Southern Birches

Foreign Relations:

See Misberian Relations for more information.

Flags of Misberia and Zuhan, side by side. Circa September 2019

The foreign relations of the Misberian Confederacy is somewhat limited due to some uncertainty and some negative experiences with some micronations in the community. The nation is currently lin a semi-isolationist period from the end of August 2020 to January 2021. The nation is a member of the Grand Unified Micronational as the successor state of the United Kingdoms of Misberia and Caloudonum. The main delegate, Archie Birch is currently the Statistics Secretary has been very vocal on encouraging and allowing more leeway for the Asian Pacific nations to attend more organizational Quorums. Currently Misberia is working with many of its allies, most notably with the Reino de Atlia which did a cultural exchange program and with the Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall on working on many treaties and most notably a organization called the Vespucci Zone. The nation recognizes many nations and has treaties with all of them and is a member of a few organizations and is a founder of the, New England Sector with Leónsle.

Nations and Organizations Recognized by Misberia
Type Number Notes
Nation or Project Nation 31 Notable nations include, Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall, Reino de Atlia and Antontian Empire
Organization 2 Grand Unified Micronational, Union Cycliste Intermicronationale
Sector 2 New England Sector, Casco Theory

Diplomatic Policy:

Recognition Policy:
  1. Must be over a year old.
  2. Must have serious claims and must be able to visit at least 75% of the claimed territory.
  3. Must recognize and understand and respect the culture of Misberia and vice versa.
  4. Must have a population of over five.
  5. Must recognize the Wrythe and Edgbaston Conventions.
  6. Must have legislation in place for the protection of the environment or recognize the importance of nature in our survival as a species.
  7. Must not have taken place in “Micronational War” in over six months.
  8. Must be drama free.
  9. Must recognize all human rights as described by the United Nations.
  10. Nations which do not follow the above terms or the following terms are ineligible for recognition with the Grand Duchy of Misberia.
  11. A joke nation, which is purley satirical and or a mocking to the Micronational Idea.
  12. Honorary recognition is prohibited, those who seek relations must meet all of the terms stated above.
Policy of Micronational Affairs:
  1. Misberia can not get involved in drama in the community, those who are acting in their official roles for Misberia who are caught partaking in such drama will be asked to step down for their duties as a diplomatic official.
  2. Misberia does not recognize the idea of a “Micronational Community” for the pure reason that the community is splintered on many platforms and there is no singular community where all nations are accepted or a part of.
  1. Misberia shall not get involved in internal affairs with another nation, however the government can offer help to recognized or friendly nations as well as issue statements in regards to concerns which may affect Misberia.
  2. Misberia, being a member of the Holy Roman Empire and the North Sea Empire, recognizes the claim to the Roman continuation as well as the North Sea Empire continuation. Nations which claim either or the title of Emperor, can be recognized by Misberia but will not have the Emperor of the claim to those titles and will refer to them at their next highest title.
  3. Misberia claims the right to the continuation of the third principal nation of the Wabanaki Confederacy, that being the Passamaquoddy Tribe.
  4. Misberia does not recognize the idea of “Discord Diplomacy” in which a representative of a nation must be a part of the other party’s server. Contact via direct message, public message or email shall suffice for proper contact and diplomatic procedures.
Rights of Diplomacy:
  1. Misberia holds the right to cut contact and cooperation with any nation at any time, those breaching the recognition policy can be removed. However exceptions can be made and Misberia holds that right to do so.
  2. Misberia holds the right to provide land and space for a recognized nation to set up a diplomatic mission in Misberia, rights and duties of such will be discussed and layed out in future legislation.
Casco Theory: (Expand)

Fun Facts:

  • The Misberian twitter page for a few days was followed by the Israeli ambassador to Cyprus
  • The Misberian twitter page is currently followed by a Israeli Delegate to Armenia
  • Misberia's oldest continuous allies has been Pametchia and Somcow spanning all the way back to November 20th 2018.

Economy (Expand)


Notable Sights and Locations (Expand)


Culture

Overview:

The culture of Misberia comprises a shared heritage and culture primarily in New England that is shaped by its indigenous peoples, early English colonists, and waves of immigration from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. In contrast to other American regions, many of New England's earliest Puritan settlers came from eastern England, contributing to New England's distinctive accents, foods, customs, and social structures.

Activities: (Expand)

In Misberian culture folk music and outdoor activities make up the majority of the social activities of Misberia. besides folk music and outdoor activities the nation enjoys board games and video games such as Minecraft. The citizens of Misberia are very out going and have made hiking and swimming a major part of the social events that occur in the nation. Misberia has proclaimed a day every week as Day of Reconnection, in which citizens disconnect from roles in the government and on the internet and spend the day outside or with their families, Archie Birch is known to work every day of the week and usually ignores this holiday.

Accent:

There are several American English accents spoken in Misberia including New England English. The New England English dialect is native to the region. Many of its most stereotypical features (such as r dropping and the so-called broad A) are believed to have originated in Boston from the influence of England's Received Pronunciation, which shares those features. While some Boston accents are most strongly associated with the so-called "Eastern Establishment" and Boston's upper class, the common accent is locally prevalent and predominantly associated with blue-collar natives exemplified by movies like Good Will Hunting and The Departed. The Boston accent and accents closely related to it cover eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Religion: (Expand?)

Misberia has no official language but Christianity of some form is represented by over eighty percent of the population. The nation also has a small Pagan and Buddhist representation in the nation. Most citizens of Misberia attend the same church in Songo and are known to discuss Misberia and her on goings during Sunday School. The national patron saint is The Star of The Sea.

Calendar System: (Expand)

The nation has adopted its own calendar with the Gregorian Calendar split into four months along the solstices and equinoxes and the beginning year of the calendar is 1492 for the representation on when Europeans started coming to North America. The months are named after Wabanaki Native American gods.

Holidays: (Expand)
Misberian LGBTQ+ Pride Flag

LGBTQ+: (Expand)

LGBTQ+ Policy in Misberia

Policy Legal? Notes
Same-sex sexual activity Legal Implied in the Consitition
Gender identity/expression Legal In the Constitution
Recognition of

relationships

Legal In the Constitution
Adoption Legal Implied in the Consitition
Military Service Legal In the Constitution
Discrimination protections Government has many anti discrimination laws. In the Constitution

Birchism:

Emblem of Birchism

The national ideology is Birchism which is implemented in many facets of the nation. The nation is led by a single council, called a Directorate or Council. This council is made up of members of the nation and community. The members are the ones who lead, decide and direct the nation into the community, legislation, and diplomacy. No final decision is made unless the idea has two-thirds approval from the Council. The Council is made up of qualified individuals who are knowledgeable and know what they are speaking about and can provide evidence on such knowledge. The government looks to the growth of a tree and its life cycle as metaphors and guidance.

Principles

The following are the main principles of Birchism,

  • Expansion of a nation shall only be accomplished where the eye can see and remain small in size in terms of citizenship, government and land claiming.
  • Government interference in the economy shall only be limited to taxation on large purchases, racketeering and other forms of fraud.
  • The government shall help the population with medical, energy, resources when needed and shall not stockpile unless in times of national crisis.
  • People are entitled to a place to live and settle, taxation on a property is the only form of taxation by the government and landowners.
  • Individual freedoms of all kinds can not be hindered by the government unless when there is a suspicion, plan or has been harm done to the population.
  • LGBTQ and religious freedoms shall be upheld by the government as a pillar for safe protection and for a way people to express themselves and be who they are.
  • The government shall always protect, respect and nurture the Earth and ecological concerns are high on the list of concerns for the government to tackle.
  • A government encouraged time when dependencies on modern technology is limited or not present.
  • Diplomatic relationships shall only be established with nations, organizations and other bodies when more can be benefited for both parties past basic diplomacy.
  • Diversity shall always be upheld by the government and be one the government has a very active role in protecting.
  • The government has crisis plans to ensure the stability of the nation in most situations, sudden situations that arise will be dealt with by the entire government.
  • Militaires are to only be used for defense and the betterment of the population.
  • Strict qualifications for the citizenry and government positions.
  • Unions and political parties are encouraged and are seen as apart of the government's promise to ensure individual freedoms are upheld.

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