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North American Confederation
|North American Confederation|
"Indivisibiliter ac Inseparabiliter
"Indivisible and Inseparable"
Anthem: Im Land der dunklen Wälder
Map of the North American Confederation Sphere of Influence
|Official languages||No official language|
|Government||Confederated Constitutional monarchy|
|Rev. Joseph Marx|
|Unification of New Europe, Ohio, and Eniarku|
• Unification of the Confederation
|28 November 2010|
• Unification Agreement
|13 July 2015|
|26 June 2018|
• Admission into the Grand Republic of Delvera
|28 July 2018|
• Mar 2019 estimate
The North American Confederation (NAC), commonly referred to as North America or the Confederation, is a confederation of families and households, led by a constitutional monarchy. The capital is currently the Imperial Residence. The recognized territories of the Confederation are designated as the collective lands owned and controlled by the citizens of the nation. A province of the Grand Republic of Delvera since 28 July 2018, the nation is surrounded on all sides by the United States of America.
Initially formed in 2010 by a unification between the Empire of New Europe, Ohio Empire, and Eniarku, the founding government collapsed due to internal struggles in early 2011, but was reconstructed in May 2015 and under a provisional government. On the 26th of June, a new Constitution was formally ratified. With the admission of the Confederation into the Grand Republic and the formation of a new government in July and October, respectively; the Confederation government has begun to recover from the chaos of the interregnum.
Formed from some of the oldest and most highly regarded micronations in North America, the Confederation was initially economically weak due to the internal struggles preceding reconstruction, though recent government and private initiatives have seen a strong presence in the financial markets and economy of the Grand Republic.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Politics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Culture
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
An Initial Plan
The North American Confederation was initially founded in the unification of the Empire of New Europe, the Ohio Empire, and the Democratic People's Republic of Eniarku. North America united under a common drive to restore micronationalism on the continent which had fallen on hard times.
Negotiations began on October 31, 2010 when the Ohio government, under Emperor Malum I, requested to join the dying Empire of New Europe. New Europe then contacted their old ally Eniarku and offered that the three unite under mutual terms.
At first negotiations went well with all the demands of each micronation made known within a week. But progress was slowed by the day-to-day activities of the host, Emperor Wilhelm von Hartmann-Peters of New Europe. With Wilhelm being an active soldier it became difficult for him to host an online meeting with the prospective member states. As events in the community continued on interest in this matter soon faded.
A Confederation is Born
On November 28, 2010, Wilhelm von Hartmann-Peters gave all prospective states a provisional terms of basic unity. The terms lay the foundation of what is still in the process of creating a fully united micronation. The terms simply abolished each micronations political parties, and collectively placed all military and foreign policy in the hands of the newly declared confederate government.
The leaders of all three founding micronations agreed to the terms and the first North American micronational union was founded. But unification is not yet complete. Any relations that other micronations had with constituent states of the confederation were still valid but under review to see if the new government wished to continue them.
Upon unification, it was agreed on a monarchy. It was not decided however if it would be hereditary or elected. But they all agreed on crowning New European monarch Wilhelm I as Emperor William of North America. People's President Aaron Meek was appointed the confederations first Prime Minister, and Ohio sovereign Malum I became Foreign Minister.
At first the new nation thrived under its new system. However, many of the problems from each nation still plagued the Confederation's early politics. Plans for an election to properly elect leaders failed when it became clear that there was not enough activity to do so. Ohio's problem of having multiple nations claiming portions of its territory still persisted. In addition, the ideological struggles of New Europe gave the confederation a very poor reputation while even being in diplomatic isolation.
Perhaps worst of all, no constitution had been agreed upon. All these factors spelled disaster for a NATION barely in its infancy. Reluctantly Emperor William took absolute control of affairs. He cancelled the election and declared the only citizens were those already in power in and outside the states. All claimed populations were considered invalid until they registered on the nations website. He then demanded a full constitution be written by January 14, 2011 or he would write it himself.
He then began inviting other nations to join NAMCO, a cultural organization he founded in 2009 with little success. Finally, he introduced the Amero as the official currency, designed after the U.S. dollar but based upon the Euro in function. He also had conversations with foreign diplomats about expanding realistic trade.
It was while attempting to expand relations with Bethania that the confederation experienced its first diplomatic incident. On January 9, 2011, Bethania suddenly cut ties with the Confederation. This was done based on Bethania's suspicion of the NAC's involvement in Nazism or white supremacy. Bethania's ultimatum, subsequently, was that negotiations were to continue only if the Emperor guaranteed Nazism had no bearing on the government.
It was later found out that Bethania was a puppet-state of Starland. Consequently, many proposed war against Starland. However, mediation from Dorzhabad prevented any such possibility and even improved relations on both sides. Initially planning to blacklist Bethania, this was decided against because the government wished to pursue peaceable relations with Starland.
With the dissolution of the Slinky Empyre in January 2011, Duke Dakoda of Georgeton contacted the confederation and requested to join as the NAC's fourth state. The government voted in favor of admitting it into the union. Still without a standing constitution at the time, Georgeton was only to surrender its foreign affairs and incorporate its local military into the larger North American Army chain of command. Granted employment into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dakoda became the ambassador to the Slinky Republyc. However when the Slinky War broke out on January 22, Georgeton independently declared war on Istoria which sparked the entire brief conflict.
Richland who had been asking not long before for a defensive alliance with the Confederation. The government decided not to engage in an alliance with Richland around the same time the war started. However, with Georgeton's involvement, the government's ability to control its territories was called into question. Subsequently, the government issued numerous demands for Georgeton to surrender its military control to the government and cease all hostile actions. In the end, the emperor issued an ultimatum that either Georgeton end its military activities or be expelled from the Confederation. Georgeton continued to act independently and cut communications with the government. Shortly after on January 30, 2011, they united to formed the United Kingdom of New Britain and Georgeton.
This act was taken as such an insult that the government declared Georgeton expelled from the Confederation and it was blacklisted. Although Dakoda of Georgeton threatened the government with war, he was, after deliberation within the Confederate government, ignored.
Around the same time, the government's temporary territory in Georgia welcomed several new citizens. The Emperor gained support from his co-workers Jacob Ramirez, who brought his own means of media presentation. Another, a man named Juan Carlos was selected for the Ministry of War. The government also expanded relations with Ultamiya after Ultamiya accepted the government's request to mediate a growing "Cold War" between them and Richland. The Confederation also offered to help settle Ultamiya's conflict with "Pimpville".
Furthermore, the Confederate government, spearheaded by Emperor Wilhelm, encouraged multiple nations to join a Micronational War on Terror.
The Final Straws
Although the confederation had begun to improve in many ways it still suffered a fatal flaw. For months there had been a power struggle over who should rule the confederation, its emperor or prime minister. The final straw came when a meeting with citizens of the Temporary Territory of Georgia made it clear that they would rather be part of Micras instead of the MicroWiki community. He contacted the states of the confederation and put the matter to a vote before Congress in late March 2011. The vote was defeated by 2 in favor of remaining in the MicroWiki. However the citizens of Illinois, Connecticut, & the TTG held statewide referendums that called for a move to Micras with or without the government. The emperor the following day had issued a statement to the public and a separate one to the government. That he was heavily considering abdication and moving to Micras with those who support it.
The Prime Minister replied with an open mindedness towards the idea of the emperor abdicating. His only concern was that he did not believe that he had the right to take parts of the confederation with him. An hour later the Emperor William replied with a request of permission to continue editing after his part in the event was through, of which he was given. It was followed by his statement of abdication in which he vested all his powers as Head-of-State to Prime Minister Meek, officially ending the monarchy in the North American Confederation.
For its remaining two weeks of life the confederation was a hollowed out nation between Eniarku and Ohio. Atchison went inactive shortly after it was established and the states of Illinois and newly reestablished Connecticut left the community with William. William's brother Johnathan effectively became Emperor, but neither claimed the title nor was recognized by the NAC Congress. The only two remaining states did what they could to keep the confederation going and transition it into a republic but failed.
In the end the confederation was dissolved and all posts were abolished. For two of the three founding states it was simply another chapter in their histories. New Europe and Eniarku continued as they had, but for the newly republican Ohio, it was the end and the former Emperor went into quiet retirement.
Dark Days and Reconstruction
In April 2014, Johannus von Ikner, a New European politician, claimed that William's abdication was illegal, citing that it was not approved by Congress. Former Prime Minister Meek could not find documentation to counter this claim. After a short discussion between the former leadership it was agreed to restore the union in its November 2011 form pending a revision of the constitution. This however failed and the Confederation was left defunct for another year.
Finally in May 2015, Emperor William I contacted the former Emperor of Ohio, Joseph Marx, and the two made an agreement to reconstruct the North American Confederation. Joseph Marx became the new Prime Minister of a provisional government until the Constitution could be written. This time, however, the specific qualifications to call a convention were laid down and immediately agreed.
The NAC is surrounded by the United States on all sides. Previous land claims had the Confederation additionally bordering the Grand Republic of Delvera, and the Kingdom of Callaway, with the Ohio and Missouri rivers collectively forming the largest portions of the Southern and Eastern border between the two nations. Oahu Colony, being one of the islands in the Hawaiian Island chain, was located within the Pacific Ocean.
Since the adoption of the new constitution, the Confederation has only laid claim to the lands and properties directly owned by either the citizens or the government directly. No official territorial study has yet to be performed.
The territories of the Confederation, in accordance with the Constitution, is comprised almost exclusively of urban dwellings. The largest Confederation population is in the area around the city of Dayton, Ohio.
Originally a confederation of states, the Constitution of the Confederation overhauled the structure of the nation, becoming a confederation of households. The government is divided into four branches of government: the Legislature, the Sovereign, the Government, and the Judiciary.
Originally crowned Emperor Wilhelm of New Europe, William led his nation through a period of great political instability as fascist movements with his nation created a great deal of political pressure from the micronational community, even spilling into open civil war in 2009. In 2010, William made an agreement between himself, the President of Eniarku, and the Emperor of Ohio to found the North American Confederation. He was declared the Emperor of North America. Though the Confederation soon collapsed in early 2011 due to its own political instabilities, William eventually collaborated with the former Emperor of Ohio to reconstruct the North American Confederation.
Following the passage of the Constitution in 2018, the role of Emperor became similar to a dual executive, shared with the Prime Minister. The Emperor acts as "a symbol of national unity and stability", commanding the Imperial Guard, leading the Senate as it's "First Senator", and managing the treasury of the nation.
His Imperial Majesty's Government
The Prime Minister is the head of the government and responsible for collaborating with the Emperor, who shares the role as a sort of dual executive, on policy and carrying out agreed upon actions. The current Prime Minister is Joseph Marx, formally the Emperor of Ohio and an early founder of the Confederation.
The Prime Minister also has a cabinet of advisers to assist them in making decisions and carrying out those decisions. The current cabinet is as follows:
|Prime Minister||Joseph Marx||30 May 2015|
|Deputy Prime Minister||vacant|
|Minister of Cultural Affairs||vacant|
|Minister of Finance||Alyssa von Hartmann-Peters||1 November 2015|
|Minister of the Interior||vacant|
Like most Delveran provinces, the North American Confederation only lays claim to the land owned directly by their citizens. As of February 2019, no formal calculation of the total land area of North American claims stand.
History of Claims
The North American Confederation's history and relationship with land claims dates back to the late 2000s MicroWiki community. In those days, it was customary for micronations to lay claim to vast areas of territory: whole regions, nations, or states.
The progenitor nations to the NAC, the empires of New Europe and Ohio, continued this custom and practice, with the Ohio Empire laying claim to its titular state, and New Europe laying numerous different claim throughout its lifespan, oftentimes comprising much of the Midwest and Great Plains (sans Ohio). Upon its founding, the NAC absorbed the land claims of its predecessor nations, which it kept until the collapse of the first government and the rise of the interregnum.
Following the passage of the Land Claims Act in Land Claims Act on the 19 of September 2015, new policies for states and the reorganization of NAC states was completed: resulting in the creation of the Kingdom of Illinois and the Commonwealth of Greene. The Kingdom of Acrin would later join in a personal union with the Karno-Ruthenian Empire.
With the passage of the Constitution of the North American Confederation, the states were formally abolished and the land claims took their modern interpretations, which was expanded upon when the NAC joined Delvera, formally adopting the Delveran Sphere of Influence system.
Sphere of Influence
The Sphere of Influence for the North American Confederation was formally determined in February 2019. The western border is determined by the Mississippi, Illinois, and Fox Rivers; following all three from the Kentucky-Tennessee borders easternmost interaction with the Mississippi to the Wisconsin border.
The northern border is determined by the Wisconsin-Illinois border to the Michigan border, which turns south to the Michigan-Indiana border and the Michigan-Ohio border before running into the Canadian border and the Pennsylvania-New York-Canadian border.
The eastern border follows the Pennsylvania-New York border south until it runs into the French Creek. The border then follows the French Creek until it meets the Allegheny, then follows the Allegheny River and the Mahoning Creek to its source. The claim then heads east from the source until it runs into the Susquehanna River which it follows until it reaches the Pennsylvania-Maryland border.
The southern border heads west along the Pennsylvania-Maryland border until it reaches the Ohio River, cutting straight through the northernmost part of West Virginia. The border then follows the Ohio River south along the Ohio-West Virginia border, then the Kentucky-Virginia border before turning west at the Kentucky-Tennessee border.
Due to the Parliamentary style, the initial necessity of political parties was present from the very foundation of the nation. When the micronation was first formed, the three founders (Aaron of Eniarku, Joseph of Ohio, and William of New Europe) formed the original three parties (The First Party System). The interregnum saw the collapse of not only the government of the Confederation, but also it's political parties.
Following the interregnum, the formulation of political parties did not occur due to the provisional status of the government. As the population increased however, the demand for political parties eventually resurfaced and led to the formation of the NAC's Second Party System. This system lasted until the formalization of the new Constitution, which created a legislature that did not necessitate or rely upon parties for its functionality.
First Party System (2010 - 2015)
|Party Name||Logo||Party Chairman||Date of Organization||Date of Dissolution||Political position|
|North American Conservative Party (NACP)||Jacob Ramirez||21 December 2010||17 April 2011||Right-wing|
|Commu-Socialist Party of North America (CSPNA)||Aaron Meek||28 November 2010||28 April 2011||Far-left|
|North American Liberty Party (NALP)||Joseph Marx||28 November 2010||28 April 2011||Centre-right|
Second Party System (2015 - 2018)
|Party Name||Logo||Party Chairman||Date of Organization||Political position|
|North American Centrist Party (NACEP)||Joseph Marx||17 March 2016||Centre|
|North American Liberal Party||Amanda McCollum||23 April 2016||Left-wing|
|Constitutionalist Party||Friedrich Albrecht von Aurora||30 June 2016||Right-wing|
The Imperial Guard is the primary defense force of the North American Confederation, as defined by the Constitution. The Emperor stands as Commander-in-chief and leads the Guard Council, the primary governing body of NAC's military elements.
Upon its foundation, effots were taken by the first government of the North American Confederation to establish a national currency and economic presence.This first currency of the Confederation, the Amero, collapsed alongside the first government.
Upon reconstruction, financial efforts by the Marx governments were initially fairly minimal, with a greater focus on reestablishing political and diplomatic stability in the region. However, recent months have seen a marked increase in the economic interests and development of the NAC's economy.
As a province of the Grand Republic of Delvera, the NAC utilizes the national currency, the curo, for all its micronational transaction and businesses. The North American Confederation also currently holds the headquarters for the Imperial Bank of the North American Confederation, the largest financial institution in Delvera, and has begun taking steps to establish a tourism and national souvenir retailer.
The North American Confederation observes holidays derived from events in American and Micronational history, whilst also respecting and recognizing the various religious holidays practiced by its citizenry. S.L. 001 (The National Holiday Act) declared the first national holidays and described the process and procdure to be taken to declare any other holidays.
Nationally recognized holidays are as follows:
|8 January||Emperor Norton Day||Celebrating the life and achievements of Emperor Norton of the United States, one of the spritual founders of American micronationalism.|
|21 July||Redonda Day||Celebrating the creation and existence of the earliest known North American micronation, the Kingdom of Redonda.|
|28 November||Unification Day||Commemoration of the founding and independence of the North American Confederation.|
|1 December||Liberation Day||Commemoration of the conclusion of the New European Civil War and honoring all those who fight for micronational peace.|