New Eiffel-Essexia relations
New Eiffel–Essexia relations formally began on 14 April 2020, following the signing by Prince Zarel I of Essexia's "Treaty of Mutual Cooperation with New Eiffel", and de facto ended on 1 November 2020 following the dissolution of the nation. Informal New Eiffel-Essexia relations however date back even further.
- Essexia: "Treaty of Mutual Cooperation with New Eiffel", signed 14 April 2020
History of relations
Zarel Smith, who was New Eiffel's head of state as 'Prince Zarel I' at the time, founded the Shrek Super Party of Essexia on 14 February 2020 after being involved with Essexia since September 2019. After his satirical campaigning (including a campaign video and release of his manifesto) the party received 13 votes, which equated to 8% of the total vote share. As per Essexian electoral law, this entitled them to one seat in the Parliament of Essexia, and one position in the Cabinet of Essexia. Zarel was thus made a Lord of Essexia, becoming known also as Lord Zarel of Essexia, and being made Minister of Culture, a position which is widely regarded as being a perfect platform for the implementation of his ideas.
Earl Finn of Hawarden, the Foreign Minister of Essexia, proposed a treaty of mutual cooperation to New Eiffel. Key points include a non-aggressive pact, foreign aid and respect. As New Eiffel's was going through political turmoil, Prince Zarel I signed it instead of the head of government or Minister of Foreign Relations. The treaty was approved by Parliament and signed by Zarel I on 14 April 2020.
New Eiffel dissolved on 1 November 2020, thus de facto ending all relations
Both New Eiffel and Essexia are members of the Grand Unified Micronational.
- Treaty of Mutual Cooperation with New Eiffel. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
- The Essexian Issue 4.pdf. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
- MemeStealer69 (16 Feb 2020). Shrek Super Party campaign video – 2020 Essexian general election on YouTube. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
- Shrek Super Party election broadcast on Instagram. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
- Essexian Cabinet V.IV.XXMM Transcript. [pdf]. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
- Cities involved. Sister Cities Program. Retrieved 18 July 2020.