North American Confederation

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North American Confederation
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Flag
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Coat of Arms

Motto
Indivisibiliter ac Inseparabiliter
"Indivisible and Inseparable"
Anthem
Ode to Joy
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NAC in 2016
  NAC claims
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  North American Continent

Capital city Indianapolis, Imperial District
Largest city Wahiawa, Oahu Colony
Official language(s) English
Official religion(s) Secular
Demonym North American
Government Provisional Government
- Emperor William I
- Prime Minister Joseph Marx
Legislature Congress
- Type - bicameral
Established 28 November 2010
27 May 2015
Area claimed 37.432 sq mi
Population 24 (As of May 2016)
Currency Amero
Time zone (Central: UTC-6/-5)

Government Website

The North American Confederation (NAC), commonly referred to as North America or the Confederation, is a confederate constitutional monarchy, composed of three states, an Imperial district, two major territories and a single colony. The capital is Indianapolis while the largest city is Wahiawa, Oahu Colony. The Missouri and Ohio River's form the southern most border of the Confederation while Lake Erie and Lake Michigan-Huron form the only direct routes to the Atlantic Ocean. 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 initial Union collapsed due to internal struggles in early 2011, but was reconstructed in May of 2015 and under a provisional government.

The Confederation was formed from some of the oldest and most highly regarded micronations in North America. Though economically weak due to the internal struggles preceding reconstruction , the large nation has seen a marked increase in growth and positive relations from the greater micronational community.

History

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

Flags of Ohio, New Europe, and Eniarku, the three founding micronations
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.

Many Difficulties

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 of 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.

Geography

The Confederation, with the exception of the Oahu Colony, Kingdom of Acrin, and Aurora Territory, is located within the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of the North American continent. The Confederation claims 37.432 sq mi, consisting almost entirely of inland territory, with only the Kingdom of Illinois's Free City of Lincoln lying on a major body of water.

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, is located within the Pacific Ocean.

The Confederation is quite geographically diverse, despite being composed of primarily either farmland or urban sprawl. The Island of Oahu, where the Oahu Colony is located is a formerly active volcanic island. The highest point is Delta Junction in the Aurora Territory (1158 ft.), while the lowest is Pressenburg in the Kingdom of Acrin (95 ft.).

Climate

The continental regions of the Confederation lie between the latitudes 39° and 64° N, making the climate a humid continental climate throughout most of the states, except in the Aurora Territory which has a Subarctic climate typical of the Alaskan interior, with bitterly cold, dry winters and short but warm summers. The nation has a higher risk for tornadoes than most nations, due to its location within Tornado Alley.

Oahu's climate is typical for the tropics, although temperatures and humidity tend to be less extreme because of near-constant trade winds from the east.

Urbanization

The Confederation, while possessing some rural and agrarian regions, is primarily composed of large urban and metropolitan area. The largest city, with eight citizens, is Wahiawa in the Oahu Colony.

Politics

The government of the Confederation is currently under a provisional government where the powers are shared equally between the Emperor and the Prime Minister until a constitutional convention can be called.

Emperor

The Emperor of the North American Confederation
The Emperor is the monarch and head of state of the North American Confederation. The Crown is currently held in the Imperial House of Hartmann-Peters and the current ruler is William I.

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.

His Majesty's Government

The Prime Minister of the North American Confederation
The Prime Minister is the head of the government and responsible for collaborating with the Emperor 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 him in making decisions and carrying out those decisions. The current cabinet is as follows:

Portfolio Minister Took office Party
Prime Minister Joseph Marx 30 May 2015 Centrist
Deputy Prime Minister Amanda McCollum 23 April 2016 Liberal
Minister of Defense Jacob Benning 26 September 2015 Independent
Chief of Staff Friedrich Albrecht von Aurora 20 April 2016 Constitutionalist
Minister of Foreign Affairs vacant
Minister of Finance Alyssa von Hartmann-Peters 1 November 2015 Independent
Minister of Justice vacant
Government Press Secretary vacant

Political divisions

Initially, the political structure of the Confederation was loosely designed around the original member states. With the passage of the Land Claims Act on the 19 of September 2015, the procedure for the acceptance of new states and the restructuring of land titles was finalized.

States

The NAC is composed of states. These states may establish any form of government, so long as that government is constitutional within the Confederation. Each state will have complete representation in the Legislative branch upon the end of the provisional government.

State Image Leader(s) of the State Government type Date of Admission
Kingdom of Illinois IL 2016.png William I  Constitutional Monarchy 19 Sep 2015
Commonwealth of Greene Greene 2016 google map.png Joseph Marx (Acting) Direct Democracy 19 Sep 2015
Kingdom of Acrin Acrin 2016 google map.png Oscar I
Christian Newton
Constitutional Monarchy 11 May 2016

The Territories

All lands officially claimed by the North American government but not designated into states are organized into administrative territorial zones, run by a territorial administrator. The territories act as growing room for the states and will hold populations that can eventually form their own states if they so desire. The exact nature of Legislative representation in regards to the territories is to be determined during the constitutional convention.

The Imperial District

The Imperial District, which houses the Imperial Capital of Indianapolis, operates as a territory administrated by both the Emperor and Prime Minister.

Territory Image Territorial Administrator(s) Date of Organization Organized By
Aurora Territory Aurora 2016 google map.PNG Friedrich Albrecht von Aurora 20 Aug 2016 Land Claims Reformation Act
Imperial District NAC capital 2016 google map.png William I, Joseph Marx 19 Sep 2015 Land Claims Act

Colonies

The North American Confederation's colonies are treated only as either territorial temporary claims, to be disbanded upon the nonexistence of an active population; or as non-continental territorial acquisitions. All colonies are administrated directly by the Prime Minister and Emperor.

Colony Image Date of Organization
Oahu Colony NAC Oahu Colony.png 19 Sep 2015

Foreign relations

The Confederation initially adopted a policy similar to the New European way of recognizing micronations. With de jure and de facto categories, de jure were those who have a treaty with the confederation that required them to recognize each other, and de facto for those who recognized the confederation without a formal treaty or agreement. Although considered an inactive organization, the Confederation honored the Triune Alliance and tried take an active role in NAMCO. The confederation also took on a one chance stance on recognition and diplomacy with micronations. Meaning it would recognize all members of the community equally and not view them negatively until it had done something that directly affects the Confederation or its constituant states. This was the case with nations associated with Dakoda George for most of the confederations existence.

Following the Reconstruction in 2015, the government took a much more stringent policy to establish relations and recognition of states only upon the signing of a treaty of mutual recognition. The following nations have signed such a treaty.

Number Flag Nation Status Date of Recognition/Delegates Treaty Notes
1
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Kingdom of Ruthenia Active 12 June 2015
Yuri de Faria & Joseph Marx
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2
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Principality of Imvrassia Active 30 September 2015
Aggelos A’ & Joseph Marx
D.L. 003
3
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Grand Republic of Delvera Active 7 October 2015
David Sarkozy & Joseph Marx
D.L. 004
4
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Kingdom of Überstadt Active 2 November 2015
Adam I & Joseph Marx
D.L. 005
5
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Principality of Hashima Defunct 5 November 2015
Giuseppe Ganz & Joseph Marx
D.L. 006
6
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Kingdom of Eniarku Active 26 November 2015
Aaron I & Joseph Marx
D.L. 007
7
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Empire of Nedlando-Khorașan Active 27 June 2016
Ned Greiner & Joseph Marx
D.L. 009
8
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Abeldane Empire Active 13 July 2016
Stephen I & II & Joseph Marx
D.L. 010
9
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Grand Duchy of Nesti Active 23 February 2017
Leone I & Joseph Marx
Treaty

Political parties

Due to the Parliamentary style, the 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.

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) Commu-Socialist Party logo dec 2010.png Aaron Meek 28 November 2010 28 April 2011 Far-left
North American Liberty Party (NALP) North American Liberty Party.jpg Joseph Marx 28 November 2010 28 April 2011 Centre-right

Second Party System (2015 - present)

Party Name Logo Party Chairman Date of Organization Political position
North American Centrist Party (NACEP) NACEP logo.png Joseph Marx 17 March 2016 Centre
North American Liberal Party Amanda McCollum 23 April 2016 Left-wing
Constitutionalist Party NAC Constitutionalist Cockade.png Friedrich Albrecht von Aurora 30 June 2016 Right-wing

Military

The North American Armed Forces is simply a joint force of the various armies of the constituent states of the confederation. The rank structure and chain-of-command are going to be modeled after that of the United States and Canadian armed forces. The states retain control of the military stationed in their area's but in a time of war the entire military will fall under direct control of the national government. The armed forces consists of only the North American Army.

Economy

100 Amero's, the confederations currency
Due to the collapse of the Confederation in early 2011, any and all economic institutions within the nation fell in disuse. The currency of the Confederation, the Amero, also collapsed.

With the reconstruction well underway, the Prime Minister and Emperor have begun several projects to improve the nation's overall economic output. Several businesses are considering establishing themselves and the unemployment rate is at 0%, though this is for mainly work outside the Confederation's jurisdiction.

Demographics

Population

According to the monthly census taken at the beginning of January of 2016, the current population of the North American Confederation stands at 24 active citizens. Its population density is 0.64 citizens per square mile.

The ethnic diversity of the Confederation is composed primarily of German, Irish, and Italian descent, with a small minority being of Turkish, Mexican, and African descent.

Currently, 16.7% of the population lies between the ages of 25 and 54. In addition, 62.5%% of the population lies between the ages of 18 and 24, while 16.7% stand below the age of 18.

Family Structure

At 70.8%, the majority of citizens are currently unmarried; while 29.2% are married. There are currently sixteen households in the nation.

Culture

Religion

Despite the secular structure of the Confederate government, the religious make-up of the Confederation is quite diverse. The nation prescribes to a strong affirmation of the Freedom of Religion and Religious Practice.

Statistics

NOTE: It is the policy of the North American Confederation census to categorize young and infant children and classify them as Unaffiliated until they can declare a faith for themselves.

National Holidays

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:

Date Official Name Remarks
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.

See also

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