Santiago-Mansean Conflict

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Santiago-Mansean Conflict
Date13 April 2020
Location
Hangout, Manso
Result

Stalemate

Belligerents
Flag of Ebenthal.svg Ebenthal
Flag of the Lateran-States.png Lateran State
Flag of Sildavia (2021).svg Sildavia
Flag of Manso (2019).png Manso
81565898 2551517075125388 2987104060210937856 o.png Bauru
Commanders and leaders
Flag of Ebenthal.svg Arthur II
Flag of the Lateran-States.png Cesar of Lateran
Flag of Sildavia (2021).svg Maria of Sildavia
Flag of Manso (2019).png Marina I
Flag of Manso (2019).png Igor Barros
81565898 2551517075125388 2987104060210937856 o.png Gustavo Toniato
Strength
Flag of Ebenthal.svg 1
Flag of the Lateran-States.png 1
Flag of Sildavia (2021).svg 1
Flag of Manso (2019).png 3
81565898 2551517075125388 2987104060210937856 o.png 1

The Santiago-Mansean Conflict (Portuguese: Conflito Santiago-Manseano) was a diplomatic conflict that took place at the I Santiago-Mansean Conference between the hosting Kingdom of Manso and the self-proclaimed United Kingdom of Bauru and St. Vincent, both backed by the II Microcon Conference, against the Conference of Santiago representatives.

History

Background

In the decade of 2010, vitality once again gave way to inactivity within lusophone micronationslism. By the 2020's, few projects based on historical-modelism still exist, most of them characterized as One man nations, and maintaining an either predative or hostile stance towards derivative projects, which ignited a reaction from Brazilian derivatists who created the Brazilian sector, then considering the Lusofonia (as the Lusophone sector is unformally called) as a "system closed on itself", while defending the goal of the Brazilian sector to be receptive to foreign (non-Brazilian) micronations and the common practice of micronationalism. Afraid of losing the hegemony of what they understood to be micronational practice, these modelist projects, sometimes called "clone nations" (for being the simulation an re-imagination of an actually existing country), aligned themselves with some other micronations in the derivative movement, such as the Kingdom of Manso, to hostile the Brazilian sector.

Summit

The Kingdom of Manso, supported by the Lusophone sector, promoted what it was intended be a plural meeting to expose ideas and promote a broad understanding of what was happening among the micronationalists in that sector. To represent the derivatives, they were present at the meeting Queen Maria of Sildavia, King Arthur II of Ebenthal and Prince César of Laterans. Ultimatelly the meeting didn't go as planned. Queen Marina I of Manso, allied to Gustavo Toniato, the self-proclaimed King of Bauru and São Vicente, prevented the derivative representants of the Brazilian secotr from speaking and systematically offended their dignity.

In this, Gustavo Toniato openly attacked the Brazilian sector members calling them "scoundrel" and going beyond micronational politics. This encouraged other participants, specially King Arthur II, to progress the offenses and ultimately left the meeting in protest, on which he was followed by his peers.

While the Brazilian sector regards the event as one of the lowest and most regrettable moments of micronationalism in Portuguese language, the Lusophone sector praise their representants as heroes defending what they called "true micronationalism" by micronations with the names "German Empire" and "Kingdom of Italy", among other simulations of real countries.

Aftermath

Ebenthal, who had previously fruitful diplomatic relations, broke ties definitively with the Manso; King Arthur II also fofeited his Mansean noble title of Marquis of the Water Valley. Karnia-Ruthenia removed the decorated branded aggressors from their aristocratic records and returned the honors once granted by the aggressors, in an act of solidarity. Sildavia and the Lateran States were later sought out by the aggressors with attempts to co-opt them into the simulation movement, but they refuted.

Legacy

The practical result of the event was the definitive rupture between simulationists in the Lusophone sector and derivatives and virtualists in the Brazilian sector, with the isolation of the Lusophone sector and the projection of the Brazilian sector, which would be constantly attacked by modelers. Far beyond the resentment that the event brought to the signatories of the Treaty of Persenburg and the Conference of Santiago, the fact that the attackers were praised by the simulationists made possible the constant wave of personal attacks, copying of symbols and fraud attempts caused by the simulationists Brazilians and allied derivatives, making them in the eyes of most micronationalists in the most diverse sectors, terrorists.

In an immediate attempt to refute the Conference of Santiago formed by the derivative-virtualist Brazilian sector, the historical-modelist micronation[?] called "German Empire" summoned it's allies, mostly modelists but also a few derivative micronationalists, to a meeting called II MICROCON. Following the meeting, the modelists started a series of attacks to the Brazilian sector and Conference of Santiago, consisting of personal attacks towards a person's dignity or mere offenses, to which the the Brazilian sector nation-states mostly ignored but have also answered with sarcasm through cartoons and comic texts in newspapers. Accusations were exchanged between members of both sector as members of the Luosophone try to co-opt members of the Brazilian one for their group of activity. This sparked a new conflict sometimes called Lusophone-Brazilian Cold War.

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