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|Headquarters||Dredim Capital Region, Los Bay Petros|
|Establishment||January 17, 2011|
TASPAC, officially known as Tasman-Pacific and formerly Tasman Partnership of Active Co-operation, is an organization for micronations located in New Zealand, Australia and Indonesia. Founded on January 17, 2011, TASPAC aims to promote peace and diplomacy between micronations in the Indonesian-Australasian region and to help new micronations in the area develop.
TASPAC was originally proposed by Anthony Fowler of Zealandia and Daniel Anderson of Sirocco, and after discussion with Aldrich Lucas of Yabloko, Jeremy Oakes and Michael Sander of Optima and Graham Norbent of FRA1, plans began on the creation of a trans-Tasman micronational organization. This went by the name "Tasman Partnership of Active Co-operation" until interest was expressed by Los Bay Petros and due to the location of Indonesia outside the Tasman region, it was decided to change the name to "Tasman-Pacific". TASPAC was officially established on January 17, 2011. TASPAC remained obscure outside of Tasman circles until Yablokogate, during which, due to the use of its chatroom by multiple non-voting members to discuss leaked documents, it was accused of, among other things, plotting to take over MicroWiki. These rumors were fueled by the fact that, in the days prior to Yablokogate, TASPAC had counted two-thirds of MicroWiki administrators among its membership.
TASPAC’s purpose is to encourage intergovernmental co-operation among micronations of the Tasman and the Indonesian Archipelago, by providing a venue for socialization between citizens and for transparent, public negotiation. It generally does not undertake organizational initiatives, and has no formal parliamentary structure. Rather, it merely attempts to provides channels of communications between states.
Below is a full list of member nations and their date of acceptance. Members are granted full access to discussions within the organization, with each nominating a representative for participation. Each member is allowed to nominate one dignitary to represent their nation on the TASPAC General Council, usually the nation's head of state.
|Federal Republic of Los Bay Petros||January 17, 2011||Initial member.||Adriansyah Yassin Sulaeman|
|Federal Commonwealth of Sirocco||January 17, 2011||Initial member.||Daniel Anderson|
|Kingdom of Dranoria||March 11, 2011||Succeeded Optima's membership.||Jeremy Oakes|
|Principality of Rathunis||August 20, 2011||Membership ceased November 29, 2011 following re-evaluation of foreign policy, remained in TASPAC as an observer nation, and rejoined on January 29, 2012.||Milo Holland|
|Kingdom of Alexandria||October 14, 2011||King James Cook I|
Below are nations that have either left of their own accord or have had their membership revoked by majority vote of the TASPAC General Council.
|Principality of Optima||January 17, 2011||March 11, 2011||Initial member; annexed by Dranoria.|
|Tiana||May 28, 2011||September 7, 2011||Observer only. Removed for accused role in leaking of confidential information. Later annexed by Zealandia.|
|Kingdom of Zealandia||January 17, 2011||December 13, 2011||Initial member; expelled January 30, 2011; readmitted March 28, 2011. Membership suspended November 27, 2011 at own request, and reinstated next day. Expelled December 13, 2011 due to suspension of diplomatic relations with TASPAC member Sirocco.|
|Students' Isocratic Oligarchy of Yabloko||January 17, 2011||February 20, 2012||Initial member. Expelled following widespread vandalism of the MicroWiki forums by delegate Aldrich Lucas.|
|Federated Republics of A1||January 17, 2011||March 12, 2012||Initial member. Left the organisation following internal legislative changes.|
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