The Würtige Bloc is the name given to the coalition of micronations within the MicroWiki sector originally comprised of the Uber-Essian Union, Serene Beaconite Republic, Mercia, Empire of Paravia, and Abeldane Empire. The Bloc is named for the Würtige Empire, where several of the Bloc's members can trace their roots.
The Bloc is notable both for the interconnectedness of its politics and the influence of its leaders within the MicroWiki community; two of its heads of state have served as Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational, with several others holding high-level offices in that same organization.
The Würtige Bloc originated as the "Avant Entende," an informal group of composed of the Abeldane Empire, Empire of Paravia, Essian Commonwealth, and Confederation of Uberquiesenberg. In 2020, the Entende evolved with the return of leaders Henry Clémens and James Frisch to the MicroWiki community after extended absences. The group's leaders were all, at one point, citizens of Mercia, a former member state of the Würtige Empire - this provides the Bloc with its name, albeit said name is used informally and is not found in any legal documents between the states. The Bloc itself is not a formal alliance.
The Bloc is known for the interconnectedness of its states' politics. Within Mercia, several of the Bloc's leaders were instrumental in the 2016 vote of no confidence in the government of Alejandro Whyatt, a turning point in Mercian politics that resulted in the dissolution of the People's Democratic Party and the election of Newton von Uberquie to the post of First Minister.
The Bloc's leaders all eventually grew to be active in the Abeldane Empire at some point. Newton eventually ascended to become Emperor of Abelden, while three of Bloc leaders - Newton, Patrick Renwick, and Henry Clémens - were Vorsitzender at one point or another.
Within the Essian Commonwealth, James Frisch became the longest-serving Heaminister in the state's history, and later held the office of Gonfaloniere following Esse's merger with Uberquiesenberg - another original "member" of the Bloc. Following said merger, Karl Friedrich - Lord Temporal of Mercia - became the inaugural Heaminister of the Uber-Essian Union.
Though not a formal alliance, the Würtige Bloc is noted by many for being highly cooperative and unified. It has occasionally been accused as being an "elite club" of sorts, similar to criticisms of the Micropolitan Club and Lounge between 2010 and 2012. Nonetheless, its core members are noted for their influence; several have been awarded Dime Micronationalist of the Month, and both its leaders and micronations have been listed on influence surveys and lists within the MicroWiki sector.
As it is not a formal alliance, there is no single, formal "membership" of the Bloc. Instead, there are several list generally accepted to encompass the "Würtige Bloc," both of leaders and their micronations.
Generally, the following five individuals are considered to be the leaders and "faces" of the Würtige Bloc.
- Henry Clémens, Uber-Essian Union
- Karl Friedrich, Mercia and Mekniy-Lurk
- James Frisch, Serene Beaconite Republic
- Newton von Uberquie, Uber-Essian Union
- Patrick Renwick, Empire of Paravia
The following micronations are most commonly considered to be part of the Würtige Bloc. Certain lists deviate and include different combinations.
- Abeldane Empire
- United States of Mekniy and Lurk
- Empire of Paravia
- Serene Beaconite Republic
- Uber-Essian Union