Nemkhav Citizenship Initiative 2009
The Nemkhav Citizenship Initiative of 2009 was a Government-sponsored initiative, under the supervision of the Office of the Federation Premier, to attract new people to the Nemkhav Federation. Like other micronations, Nemkhavia was always seeking to increase it's numbers. To this end, Premier Marka Mejakhansk established the Citizenship Initiative. It was focused in the months of August–December, and was comprised of different events and offers designed to offer prospective citizens a taste of life with the Federation.
Citizenship of Nemkhavia
Citizenship of the Republic was advertised as open to all people who believe in the ideals of freedom and democracy. They need not live anywhere close to the Federation, nor did they have to commit territory to the Federation in order to become a citizen.
The first Federation was based upon Republics and Provinces. The ability to become the President or Governor of one’s own piece of territory was a major part of the initiative.
Anyone in the Federation could found a political party for their own Republic, or in the House of Representatives of the Federation. Parties were able to have a presence in both; there was complete freedom in this regard.
Message from the maker
The below was a direct message from then-Premier Mejakhansk to anyone considering membership:
“If you lead a micronation, you are more than welcome to join the Federation. Should you wish to join Nemkhavia, your nation would retain control of it's affairs as before, simply agreeing to leave control of defence to the Federation Government (of which you will be a part), as per the Nemkhav Federation Bill 2009. If you lead a Kingdom or similar nation, you can join the Federation with your nation becoming an Autonomous Province. If you lead a Republic, your nation can become an Autonomous Republic of the Federation, with the same elected leader(s) as before. All that we ask is that you agree that your nation will keep to the ideals of freedom and equality that the Federation stands for. Contact the above address, or leave a message on this article's discussion page for more information.”