New Eiffel and the Grand Unified Micronational

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The Principality of New Eiffel and the GUM
GUM nlogo.PNG Flag of New Eiffel.svg
Grand Unified Micronational membership
MembershipFull delegate
Since21 May 2019
GUM EnvoyZarel Smith

The Principality of New Eiffel is a full member of the Grand Unified Micronational, and has been since the Quorum of Delegates convened and voted on 21 May 2019.[1] New Eiffel was previously accepted as a provisional member on 28 April.[2] The delegate for New Eiffel Zarel Smith served as the Secretariat for Micronational Development between 11 January—4 June 2020,[3] and also served as Ad-Interim Press Secretary between 1 February until 30 March while Emperor Adam I focused on finishing his degree, and was at that time unable to actively write news articles.

Delegation

New Eiffel has the maximum amount of delegates for a full member, Leon Montan, Max Baez and Zarel Smith, though he is on break. Joost was originally made a delegate to the GUM on 18 July 2019, and optionally stepped down on 10 September. Joost was re-delegated on 2 January 2020. Anthony Dickson was made a delegate on 1 August 2019, replacing the previous delegate Emily Gréz who had left micronationalism. Both Joost and Dickson were replaced by Leon Montan and Max Baez in October 2020.

Positions

On 11 January 2020, Zarel was voted in as the Secretariat for Micronational Development. Smith served as acting as Ad-Interim Press Secretary for the Grand Unified Micronational while Emperor Adam I focused on finishing his degree. Smith wrote nine articles on the minutes between 1 February until 30 March. Smith co-founded the Help Joining the GUM project in July 2019, which was officially "integrated" by the GUM proper on 2 February, a measure which in effect consists of recognition and endorsement from the parent organisation, and renamed the Grand Unified Micronational Development Initiative. On 28 March, Zarel was voted as a Lobby Moderator for the GUM Discord server.[4]

Quorum attendance

New Eiffel has been in attendance of nearly every Quorum, however has arrived late a number of times. Zarel Smith represented New Eiffel in every Quorum since before 4 October 2020.

List

Attendance: 87%

  • 4 October 2020, present Yes check.png[5]
  • 5 September 2020, present Yes check.png[6]
  • 16 August 2020, present Yes check.png[7]
  • 1 August 2020, present Yes check.png[8]
  • 4 July 2020, present Yes check.png[9]
  • 20 June 2020, present Yes check.png[10]
  • 16 May 2020, present Yes check.png[11]
  • 26 April 2020, not present X mark.png[12]
  • 11 April 2020, present Yes check.png[13]
  • 8 April 2020, not present X mark.png
  • 30 March 2020, present Yes check.png[4]
  • 14 March 2020, present Yes check.png[14]
  • 11 March 2020, present Yes check.png[15]
  • 29 February 2020, present Yes check.png[16]
  • 15 February 2020, present Yes check.png[17]
  • 15 February 2020, present Yes check.png[17]
  • 1 February 2020, not present X mark.png[18]
  • 30 January 2020, present Yes check.png[19]
  • 11 January 2020, present Yes check.png[3]
  • 8 December 2019, present Yes check.png[20]
  • 27 November 2019, present Yes check.png[21]
  • 20 November 2019, not present X mark.png[22]
  • 10 November 2019, present Yes check.png[23]
  • 22 September 2019, present Yes check.png[24]
  • 9 September 2019, present Yes check.png[25]
  • 25 August 2019, present Yes check.png[26]
  • 11 August 2019, present Yes check.png[27]
  • 28 July 2019, present Yes check.png[28]
  • 14 July 2019, present Yes check.png[29]
  • 7 July 2019, present Yes check.png[30]
  • 25 June 2019, present Yes check.png[31]
  • 16 June 2019, present Yes check.png[32]
  • 19 May 2019, present Yes check.png[1]

Fourth 24 Hour Quorum

Zarel represented New Eiffel during the fourth 24 Hour Quorum in 2020. Dickson also made a brief appearance.

Statistical

New Eiffel in the GUM Quarterly Statistical Reports

New Eiffel was in the 61.5% of nations which was either a constitutional or semi-constitutional monarchy. New Eiffel had the second largest number of political parties at twelve. New Eiffel was ninth of ten by territorial size, and eighth by population at thirteen; New Eiffel came seventh by total population at twenty-seven. New Eiffel also had the second highest AGI at $676.48.[33]

New Eiffel was in the 63.6% of nations which was either a constitutional or semi-constitutional monarchy. New Eiffel has the largest number of political parties at twelve, such as before. New Eiffel was fifth of seven by territorial claims, and seventh by population at five.[34]

GUM elections voting

New Eiffel usually votes during the last few days where voting is open. Zarel expressed interest in running for GUM chair in the June 2020 election, however ran as a running mate with Jayden Lycon instead.

Election Candidate Outcome Notes Ref.
Jun 2019 Wyvern Bradley, Duke of Dullahan WyvernFlagImproved.png Bradley, Duke of Dullahan [35]
Dec 2019 Hrafnarfjall Thomas I Flag of Hrafnfjallv2.png Thomas I Member of Bainbridge's official campaign. [36]
Jun 2020 Iustus Jayden Lycon Uberesse.png Newton von Uberquie Smith was the running mate of Jayden Lycon.

Edgbaston Convention

New Eiffel voted in favour of the Edgbaston Convention, and became a signatory of it on 28 June 2019. On 31 January 2020, the government purged seven inactive and uncontactable citizens, a motion which had been proposed since early January, in order to stay within the convention.[37] In August 2020, the government of New Eiffel made the decision to stop counting gross domestic product (GDP) all together per the Edgbaston Convention, and the Council of New Leeds instead began requesting businesses to report only their total assets or budgets where precise financial reports were unavailable.

Sister Cities Program

New Leeds and the capital of New Eiffel, Új Repülő were entered into the Sister Cities Program.[38] New Leeds has three sister cities: New Aberdare, Aenopia, Danko House, Essexia and Presque, Misberia. It greatly benefited New Eiffel's foreign relations with the nations.[39] Új Repülő has two sister cities: Wrythe, Austenasia and Granada Nicosi, Millania.

Criticism on membership

A number of parties have expressed interest in leaving the GUM or holding a referendum on New Eiffel's membership.

New Eiffel political parties' positions
Party For/against Main argument Status
Labour Party Neutral Would not pull out of the GUM without a referendum and a meeting with the Prince. Ruling party
Yellow Party Against Third-party
The Orange Party Referendum No argument; wishes to hold a referendum on membership. Third-party

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Belcher, Adam (22 May 2019). "Quorum, 19th May 2019". GUM News. Archived from the original on 17 December 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  2. Belcher, Adam (28 April 2019). "Quorum, 28th April 2019". GUM News. Archived from the original on 14 January 2019. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Belcher, Adam (14 Jan 2020). "Quorum, 11th January 2020". GUM News. Archived from the original on 14 January 2020. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Smith, Zarel (30 Mar 2020) Quorum, 28th March 2020. GUM News. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  5. https://gumnews.wordpress.com/2020/10/13/quorum-4-october-2020/
  6. https://gumnews.wordpress.com/2020/10/13/quorum-5-september-2020/
  7. https://gumnews.wordpress.com/2020/10/13/quorum-18th-august-2020/
  8. https://gumnews.wordpress.com/2020/08/03/quorum-1st-august-2020/
  9. https://gumnews.wordpress.com/2020/08/03/quorum-4-july-2020/
  10. https://gumnews.wordpress.com/2020/07/01/quorum-20th-june-2020/
  11. https://gumnews.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/quorum-16th-may-2020/
  12. https://gumnews.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/quorum-26th-april-2020/
  13. https://gumnews.wordpress.com/2020/06/16/quorum-11th-april-2020/
  14. Smith, Zarel (16 Mar 2020). "Quorum, 14th March 2020". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  15. Smith, Zarel (16 Mar 2020). "Quorum, 11th March 2020". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  16. Smith, Zarel (2 Mar 2020). "Quorum, 29th February 2020". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Smith, Zarel (18 Feb 2020). "Quorum, 15th February 2020". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  18. Smith, Zarel (3 Feb 2020). "Quorum, 1st February 2020". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  19. Smith, Zarel (3 Feb 2020). "Quorum, 30th January 2020". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  20. Belcher, Adam (20 Dec 2019) "Quorum, 8th December 2019". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  21. Belcher, Adam (20 Dec 2019) "Quorum, 27th November 2019". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  22. Belcher, Adam (20 Dec 2019) "Quorum, 20th November 2019". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  23. Belcher, Adam (12 Nov 2020) "Quorum, 11th November 2019". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  24. Wilson, William (25 Sep 2019) Quorum, 22nd September 2019". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  25. Bradley of Dullahan (9 Sep 2019) "Quorum, 9th September 2019". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  26. Bradley of Dullahan (26 Aug 2019) "Quorum, 26th August 2019". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  27. Bradley of Dullahan (24 Aug 2019) "Quorum, 11th August 2019". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  28. Wilson, William (29 Jul 2019) "Quorum 28th July 2019"l GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  29. Bradley of Dullahan (24 Aug 2019) "Quorum, 14th July 2019". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  30. Wilson, William (8 Jul 2019) "Quorum 7th July 2019". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  31. Belcher, Adam (30 Jun 2019) "Quorum, 30th June 2019". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  32. Belcher, Adam (18 June 2019) "Quorum 16th June 2019". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  33. IV GUM Quarterly Statistical Report
  34. V GUM Quarterly Statistical Report
  35. https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Special:MobileDiff/457202
  36. https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Special:MobileDiff/528763
  37. Principality of New Eiffel. New Eiffel Wiki. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  38. GUM Sister Cities Program official website. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  39. Sister cities

See also

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