TOES Sector

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TOES Sector
General information
LocatedUnited States
Canada
United Kingdom
Romania
Membership
Nations in area
Organisations in areaTOES[a]
Cupertino Alliance
GUM
MOF
Notable people in areaLeon Montan
Jamez
Cole Baird
Logan Ross
Jayden Lycon

The TOES Sector, also known as TOESBLOC, is an inner-political sector which refers to currently eight micronations which have leaders that are members of the elite invitation-only organisation called the Tough Organisation of Elite Stuff, commonly known by the acronym TOES. Currently the defined TOES nations are Aenderia, Aenopia, New Eiffel, Orientia, Ponderosa Hills, Wegmat, Garuda and Lytera, while some definitions include Cycoldia and Roskya, though neither nations have actually made statements on the sector. The eight nations do not only hold membership in TOES but also hold each other in high regard or have expanded diplomatic relations with each other. What is sometimes referred to as the outer-TOES sector includes a number of other micronations closely related to TOES, such as the now-defunct Republic of New Port and the former TOES member Caddia.

More than 317 people live within TOES Sector nations, with the vast majority speaking English, followed by Thai. Three nations also have Russian as a recognised regional language. Most nations are secular states or have no official religion, while the state religion in Orientia and minority religion in Aenderia is Buddhism. The state religion of New Eiffel is the Church of New Eiffel. Aenopia also recognises Bobism and Bartholemewism, and Christianity is a minority religion in Aenderia. All nations are members of the Cupertino Alliance, 6 nations are in the GUM and the MOF, and 3 in the Union of Leftist States.

The sector was formally established by Zarel Smith on 21 May 2020. New Eiffel alongside Livettree founded the 2019 incarnation of the Organisation of Active Micronation in November 2018, of which both Aenopia (first joined on 10 May 2019 as New Cymru) and Ponderosa Hills (joined on 18 May) were member states of the OAM. The OAM was a frequent critic of the GUM, a factor which is still frequent in the TOES Sector. The North Atlantic Defense Union was established in September 2019 following the dissolution of the OAM, two of the three founding nations being Ponderosa Hills and Aenopia; New Eiffel, Wegmat, Caddia and Lytera later became members in the following month. Around December 2019, New Eiffel, Caddia and Ponderosa Hills (founders of TOES) had developed close relations. Aenopia kept close ties with the nations as well, and so did Wegmat. New Eiffel, Aenopia and Ponderosa Hills also had close ties with Aenderia. Later, Zarel Smith, Leon Montan and Anna Telford created a group chat on the social media software Discord on Christmas Day 2020, around 1–3 am (UTC). The group was later dubbed "The Trio™️". On 7 February, Smith proposed the current charter, which was passed 3-0 and officially adopted on 8 February, which officially renamed the group to the Tough Organisation of Elite Stuff ("TOES"). John Doe, President of Orientia later joined on 12 April, followed by Alexander I on 2 July. Johann Kümmel, Deputy Prime Minister of Cycoldia and Robert Smith, Chancellor of Elysium are also members, though Cycoldia neither Elysium have made statements on the TOES Sector nor their involvements in it, if any.

Etymology

TOES is a juvenile abbreviation standing for the Tough Organisation of Elite Stuff, referring to the controversial group of the same name. The name TOES was coined by Zarel Smith as part of the TOES charter on 8 February 2020. The name TOES also refers to the logo of the group, which features an Emoji with a foot in its mouth, representing the group's name. The emoji art style represents commutation, and the bare foot is a sign of respect.[1] The hands represent expressing one's self in a way that words often cannot;[2] through text — while the blue eyes are seen as desirable and attractive,[3] representing TOES' eliteness.

Definitions

History

Early relations

New Eiffel founded the 2019 incarnation of the Organisation of Active Micronation in November 2018, of which both Aenopia (first joined on 10 May 2019 as New Cymru) and Ponderosa Hills (joined on 18 May) were member states of the OAM. The OAM was a frequent critic of the GUM, a factor which is still frequent in the TOES Sector.

The North Atlantic Defense Union was established on 13 September 2019, two of the three founders members being Aenopia and Ponderosa Hills. New Eiffel and Wegmat both later joined on 28 September. Caddia also joined on 20 October.

Around December 2019, New Eiffel, Caddia and Ponderosa Hills (founders of TOES) had developed close relations. Aenopia kept close ties with the nations as well, and so did Wegmat. New Eiffel, Aenopia and Ponderosa Hills also had close ties with Aenderia.

TOES

When Zarel Smith, Leon Montan and Anna Telford were the only three users talking in various channels on MicroWiki@Discord on Christmas Day, around 1–3 am (UTC), Smith proposed the idea for them to create a secret(ish) group DM on Discord. Montan and Telford were both fond of the idea, and Montan officially created the group DM which was later dubbed "The Trio™️". The Trio consisted of mostly "sh*tposting", however after a few days turned into a hub of conspiracy and discussion of various memes and micronational news. On 7 February, Smith proposed the current charter, which was passed 3-0 and officially adopted on 8 February, which officially renamed the group to the Tough Organisation of Elite Stuff ("TOES"). Since 2020, six more members have been admitted into TOES.

Modern

Aenderia re-established the Cupertino Alliance on 28 January 2020. Ponderosa Hills was a member state, and later Aenopia became a member as well. Due to the positive relations, Jayden Lycon, the Chair of the Cupertino Alliance and General Secretary of Aenderia, and William Efton, the President of Aenderia were both admitted to TOES on 11 February and 16 February respectively. John Doe of Orientia was admitted on 12 April. Since than, every TOES member has joined the Cupertino Alliance. Most recently Caddia and Wegmat both on 31 March.

Sector

The sector was formally established by Zarel on 21 May 2020.

Organisations

TOES

TOES, for which the sector is named, is, naturally, the only organisation in the TOES Sector.

Cupertino Alliance

Every TOES member has joined the Cupertino Alliance, most recently Caddia and Wegmat both on 31 March 2020. Jayden Lycon of Aenderia is the Chair of the Cupertino Alliance whilst Logan Ross of Aenopia is the Lieutenant Chair. Numerous TOES nations hold government positions in the CA; Logan Ross of Aenopia is also the Minister of Microwiki Affairs, Cole Baird of Wegmat is the Minister of Environment and Geographical Information, and Jamez is the Superior Judge.

Despite all the members in the TOES Sector are in the Cupertino Alliance, the sector is not related to the alliance.

Grand Unified Micronational

Despite the high criticism the GUM receives from the TOES Sector, the majority of TOES nations are members of the GUM. The GUM members are New Eiffel (Secretary for Micronational Development), Aenopia, Caddia, Orientia and Wegmat.

Ponderosa Hills

On 12 January 2020, the Ponderosan legislature voted unanimously to leave[4] after the Chair Thomas Bainbridge suspended Ponderosa Hills's representative Leon Montan after swearing and not using decorum language in the lounge channel. In an earlier press conference, Leon Montan said that Thomas is an "imperialist" and "egomaniac", and that he had banned Leon for "rules that are't applicable",[5] referring to the lobby rules which did not say they apply to the lounge. Montan has since adopted a more pragmatic and syncretic form of anti-GUM thought.

New Eiffel

New Eiffel has been a member state since the Quorum of Delegates convened and voted on 21 May 2019.[6] New Eiffel was previously accepted as a provisional member on 28 April.[7] The delegate for New Eiffel Prince Zarel I currently serves as the Secretariat for Micronational Development.[8] Zarel was also acting as Ad-Interim Press Secretary for the Grand Unified Micronational while Emperor Adam I focused on finishing his degree. Zarel wrote nine articles on the minutes between 1 February until 30 March.[9]

Aenopia

Aenopia has been a full member since the Quorum of Delegates convened and voted on 27 November 2019.[10] Aenopia was previously accepted as an Observer on 6 October 2019 and as a Provisional state on 10 November 2019.[11]

Aenderia

Aenderia has not expressed any interest in joining the GUM. Jayden Lycon however, represents Iustus as a second delegate after Austin Jaax.

Caddia

Caddia has been a member of the GUM since 20 February 2020, after being an observer. Caddia has, however, expressed interest in leaving.

Orientia

Orientia was a member from 30 January 2020 until 20 March.[12] Orientia was suspended due to a new rule requiring them to have a delegation above the age of thirteen years.[13] Archie Birch of Misberia stepped in to represent Orientia, however Orientia was unable to find a replacement, and asked Birch to stop representing them, leading to a withdrawal. It rejoined the organization on 28 May 2020.

Wegmat

Wegmat has been a member since 27 November 2019.[10]

Micronations

Significance

MicroWiki sector influence

Intermicronational influence

Statistics

Table

Nation name Flag Arms Capital
Foundation
Population
Head of state
Head of government
Area (km²)
Water %
Empire of Aenopia Flag of Aenopia.svg Coat of Arms of Aenopia.svg New Aberdare 1 July 2019 16 Emperor Logan I 14,140m² (0.01414km²)
Desert District Flag of Desert District .png Coat of Arms of Desert District.png Ryanlandia 10 June 2020 8 Jamez 0%
North Dirigo Flag of North Dirigo.svg Coat of arms of North Dirigo.svg Newton 2021 15 Logan Medlin
Plushunia PlushuniaFlag2.png Plușeni 20 October 2017 521 Cristian Dobrev Iepuraș Slobozan 20000 m2
Socialist Federal Union of Ponderosa Hills Flag of Ponderosa Hills.svg Yellow octagram.svg Arastraville 24 August 2019 4 Leon Montan 70,000m² (0.07km²) 0%
People's Republic of Tesforia Tesforia Flag.png Coat of Arms of Tesforia.png Pewston 13 April 2019 6 Brennan Sullivan 147.85 acres
Federal Union of Wegmat Flag of Wegmat.svg Wegcoato.jpeg Two Pine 30 November 2018 106 Vincent C. Cole Baird 1,978,910m² (1.97891km²)
Co-operative Republic of Wendatia Flag of Wendatia.svg Coat of Arms of Wendatia.svg Avienta 29 July 2020 22 Jonas Rhymer Leon Montan

Poliical Parties

Country Multi party Two party Dominant party Single party No party
Flag of Aenopia.svg Aenopia
Flag of Desert District .png Desert District
Flag of North Dirigo.svg North Dirigo
PlushuniaFlag2.png Plushunia
Flag of Ponderosa Hills.svg Ponderosa Hills
Tesforia Flag.png Tesforia
Flag of Wegmat.svg Wegmat
Flag of Wendatia.svg Wendatia

Urbanisation

Demographics

More than 317 people live within TOES Sector nations.

Religion

Nation State religion Others
Aenopia State atheism Bobism, Bartholemewism
Caddia Secular state
Desert District None Christianity, Atheism, Hellenism
Plushunia Church of Plushunia
Ponderosa Hills De facto secular state
Tesforia None Christianity, Atheism
Wegmat None Christianity, Bobism, Atheism
Wendatia None Christianity, Atheism, Unitarian Universalist

Language

Nation Most spoken language Others
Aenderia English, French, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese
Aenopia English language (100%) Welsh
Caddia English Casdian, Russian, Polish
New Eiffel Afrikaans (100%) English language (80%), New Eiffelian (20%)
Ponderosa Hills English (66%)
Wegmat English, Finnish

People

Time zones

The time zones are UTC±00:00, (New Eiffelic Time),[b] UTC+00:40 (Aenopian Mean Time), UTC+07:00 (Indochina Time; Orientia), UTC–08:00 (Pacific Time Zone; Ponderosa Hills), UTC–07:00 (Mountain Time Zone; Garuda), and Eastern (UTC–04:00) and Central Time Zone (UTC–05:00) in Aenderia.

References

  1. Foot symbolism. umich.edu. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  2. Symbolic meanings of Hands. Sun Signs.org. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  3. Eye color meaning. Free People. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  4. Montan, Leon (12 Jan 2020) Ponderosa Hills leaves the the Grand Unified Micronational. news.ponderosangovernment.ml. Retrieved 12 January 2020
  5. Montan, Leon (12 Jan 2020) Ponderosa Hills suspends it's delegation to the Grand Unified Micronational. news.ponderosangovernment.ml. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  6. Belcher, Adam (22 May 2019). "Quorum, 19th May 2019". GUM News. Archived from the original on 17 December 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  7. Belcher, Adam (28 April 2019). "Quorum, 28th April 2019". GUM News. Archived from the original on 14 January 2019. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  8. Belcher, Adam (14 Jan 2020). "Quorum, 11th January 2020". GUM News. Archived from the original on 14 January 2020. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  9. Smith, Zarel (3 Feb 2020). "Quorum, 30th January 2020". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Belcher, Adam (20 Dec 2019) "Quorum, 27th November 2019". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  11. Belcher, Adam (10 Nov 2019) [1]. GUM News. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  12. Smith, Zarel (3 Feb 2020). "Quorum, 30th January 2020". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  13. Smith, Zarel (16 Mar 2020). "Quorum, 14th March 2020". GUM News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.

Footnotes

  1. TOES is not an intermicronational organization, but rather a social club with members who lead or hold significant influence over nations in the TOES Sector.]]
  2. Mainland only; The United Territories of Concrete and Bike Rack and Lodia both observe UTC–08:00, and observes daylight saving time, where the time offset of UTC−07:00 is used. Grove uses GMT, and observes DST, where the time offset is UTC+01:00, in-line with the United Kingdom.