Project Levity

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Project Levity
Levity Logo.png Logo
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Headquarters: GeeSee Chatroom
Official Languages: English
Membership: 3 Confirmed Member States
Establishment: 30 June 2009
Leadership:
Founder (de facto): Jacob Tierney
Chairman of the planning committee: TBC

Project Levity, also plainly Levity, is the name of a proposed intermicronational development iniative aimed at elevating a number of micronational states to near (or actual) macronational status. Although only in the early planning stages, Project Levity's primary objective is acquiring a portion of land approximately 30 kilometres squared in order to divide this land up between the participating micronational states. Operating on the assumption that the average micronation would require around 2 kilometres squared to be deemed a true nation with defined borders, Levity seeks to create a collective fund in which participating micronations would invest so much towards purchasing the landmass in question in order to be rewarded with a chunk of land that is suitable for their needs, designs and immediate requirements. Levity was first concieved by Jacob Tierney, the Tsar of New Scientopia.

Basic principles

Acquisition of land

Project Levity aims to acquire approximately 30 kilometres squared worth of inhabitable land by the mid-to-late 21st century. It calls for a number of micronational states to join together and raise whatever capital they can to inject into a single, centralised fund that would be used to purchase the collective landmass and in doing so reduce the overall cost per participating micronation. The project's founding member state, New Scientopia, estimates it would be able to invest £2,500,000 (Sterling) into the project given enough time, and estimates that - in the correct economic climate - the overall cost of the Project should amount to approximately £3,000,000. Each micronation would initially be allocated a share of the land proportionate to the amount of capital they invested into the iniative, though national borders would not become completely fixed until several years had passed. This would create a community of micronations within a relatively large stretch of territory

Development of land

Once the land has been acquired, Project Levity calls for immediate development of a self-sufficient, sustainable micronational community separate to - but still easily accessible by - the macronational state(s) surrounding it. Initially, the landmass would be divided according to the approximate percentage of overall capital a micronation invested - the more capital one state invests, the more land it would initially receive. According to the Scientopian plan, micronations should then invite macronational contractors to build settlements in their territory according to the needs of the region in order to achieve a permanent population and promote awareness for the global micronational movement. Scientopia has also proposed that an artifical lake or similar water body be added to the land to create a physical border between the micronational enclave and it's macronational neighbours. Beyond this, micronations would be granted freedom in developing the land as they please. It can be said that in the early phases of development the land would be collectivised and owned by the People of the micronations involved - after initial development, decentralisation would occur and each micronation could then freely pursue it's own plans.

Organisation

A central Planning Committee is to be established, comprised of delegates from the participating States, to review possible territories and to supervise the early stages of collective land development. It would be this Planning Committee that officially owns and controls the land until devolution and decentralisation to grant territorial autonomy to the participating states. Once initial development had been completed, it would presumably be the responsibility of the Planning Committee to oversee the preservation and allocation of unused land in the region as micronations begin to expand and request more land to meet their developmental objectives.