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A quantum micronational leap

In the beginning the Gods created the micronations and the micronational community.

For some time there was neither a real micronation (think of Nutopia), nor a real micronational community (think of the Conch Republic’s Fifth World community, where they are the only Fifth World country), but eventually a few micronations evolved, and even several, not one, micronational communities.

Eventually some micronations distinguised themselves from others. Sealand became the territorial micronation par excellence; the UMMOA started a real Internet, and then even managed to expand it to three continents; the Principality of Vikesland literally went into orbit; Wirtland had the good sense to make real money, a lot more real than the money of the so-called ‘real’ world, and issued a gold coin; and the Empire of Atlantium even got mentioned by a news agency, just as only macronations like Vermont and Texas had managed to do in the past.

Despite all these developments, however, the Wikipedia kept calling micronations ‘eccentric’ and ‘ephemeral’ in nature, while secession and self-determination movements were treated as more tangible, since allegedly maintained by groups larger than a single person or family group.

Making matters even more discouraging, while some micronations really went forward, and in many different ways, micronational organisations were much ado about nothing.

Well, on 26 May 2011, that feature of micronationalism became part of the definitive past. On that date, even a micronational organisation went seriously forward, when a prince joined the Micronational Professional Registry.

What kind of prince are we mentioning here? A real prince. In fact, this prince was made a prince by H.R.H. Don Francesco Nicola Roberto Paternò Castello of the Royal House of Aragon, carrier of the house’s dynastic rights as jus majestatis and jus honorum.

Since that development, the Wikipedia’s article has become about as descriptive of micronationalism, as much as Saudi Arabia is a model of democracy. Even smart and perceptive micronationalists can no longer recognise micronationalism, because it seems to be materialising into something a lot greater than even the most incurable optimist could have foreseen.

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Is Obama ready to legalise micronations?

Is President Barack Obama ready to legalise micronations?

Here is the first piece of evidence in favour of that theory: his Nobel Prize acceptance speech:

Concretely, we must direct our effort to the task that President Kennedy called for long ago. “Let us focus,” he said, “on a more practical, more attainable peace, based not on a sudden revolution in human nature but on a gradual evolution in human institutions”. . . Agreements among nations. Strong institutions. Support for human rights. Investments in development. All of these are vital ingredients in bringing about the evolution that President Kennedy spoke about. And yet, I do not believe that we will have the will, or the staying power, to complete this work without something more – and that is the continued expansion of our moral imagination; an insistence that there is something irreducible that we all share. . . But we do not have to think that human nature is perfect for us to still believe that the human condition can be perfected. We do not have to live in an idealized world to still reach for those ideals that will make it a better place. The non-violence practiced by men like Gandhi and King may not have been practical or possible in every circumstance, but the love that they preached – their faith in human progress – must always be the North Star that guides us on our journey. . . For if we lose that faith – if we dismiss it as silly or naïve; if we divorce it from the decisions that we make on issues of war and peace – then we lose what is best about humanity. We lose our sense of possibility. We lose our moral compass. . . So let us reach for the world that ought to be – that spark of the divine that still stirs within each of our souls. [source]

This is the second evidence: a Long Island tribe, recognised only by New York State, nears federal recognition:

Long Island Tribe Nears Federal Recognition
http://www.courant.com/business/hc-shinnecock-casino-1215,0,7222917.story

U.S. Eases Way to Recognition for Shinnecock
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/16/nyregion/16tribe.html

So it is now beginning to seem entirely possible that Obama may end up recognising micronations.

If you haven’t done so thus far, and wish to encourage President Obama even further, I urge you to sign the “Obama should legalise micronations” petition:

http://www.change.org/actions/view/obama_should_legalise_micronations

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Book about Advanced Micronationalism published

The Fifth World

The Fifth World

The Micronational Professional Registry (MPR) announces that the book, The Fifth World: Micronationalism on Steroids (ISBN10: 1448663539; EAN13: 9781448663538), has been published on 8 August 2009.

The author of the book is the Hon Most Rev Dr Cesidio Tallini, President of the MPR, and the book was published by CreateSpace. It is the result of over six months of research and writing, and based on the author’s more than a decade of experience.

This is a book about advanced micronationalism, Fifth World mythology, and nation-building.

After an introductory description of the First, Second, and Third Worlds (the Official World), the author goes on to also describe the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Worlds (secessionist groups, irredentist groups, and micronations).

The author describes how the Fifth World began; gives growth strategies for micronations; mentions the legalities of micronations; talks about the new (and real) Indigo race; discusses the mythology of the Fifth World under a Native American, Theosophical, and Christian perspective; and finally, mentions micronation building and branding strategies, micronational etymology, and polycentric law.

This book is not another travel guide to micronations, but about what it takes to build a reasonably successful micronation. It is also more than just a how-to guide, since the book uncovers at least two new discoveries in the field of political science. A profound and meaningful book, it will make a great and memorable gift, especially for young readers.

You may purchase copies of the book at the following URL:

http://book.5world.net

For additional information, you can also contact the author through his web form:

http://contact.5world.net

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The book, The Fifth World, is now available

The Fifth World

The Fifth World

The book, The Fifth World: Micronationalism on Steroids, is now available:

http://book.5world.net

It is the result of over six months of research and writing, and based on the author’s more than a decade of experience.

This is a book about advanced micronationalism, Fifth World mythology, and nation-building.

After starting with a description of the First, Second, and Third Worlds (the Official World), it also describes the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Worlds (secessionist groups, irredentist groups, and micronations).

The book describes how the Fifth World began; gives growth strategies for micronations; mentions the legalities of micronations; talks about the new (and real) Indigo race; discusses the mythology of the Fifth World under a Native American, Theosophical, and Christian perspective; and finally, mentions micronation building and branding strategies, micronational etymology, and polycentric law.

It is a profound book by itself, and the book also uncovers at least two discoveries in the field of political science.

All purchases are appreciated, and support the growth of serious micronationalism.

Your purchase also puts food on the table for the author, the HMRD Cesidio Tallini.

All efforts to make news of this book available to others, in other ways, by other means, in other fora, will be deeply appreciated.

You may contact the author, the Hon. Most Rev. Dr. Cesidio Tallini, through his web form:

http://contact.5world.net

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More candidates than people

Morterone, in the province of Lecco, is the smallest municipality of Italy, the village with the smallest number of residents of any city: 33 souls, according the latest update of their website.

The village is so small it doesn’t have an elementary school, it doesn’t have a pharmacy, it doesn’t even have a pub.

“Don’t ask us what the village lacks.” — Giada’s father tells us. “It is quicker for me to say what we have: we have nothing.” The town is so small that its cemetery is as large as a courtyard.

But the funniest thing is that there, on 6-7 June 2009, three voting lists will compete with each other representing altogether 34 candidates, mayors included, and this with respect to the 32 persons in the village actually having a right to vote.

What do people have against micronations, when you really think about it? At least in micronations the supply of political candidates does not exceed the demand!

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Convention of Fourth and Fifth World Nations

In November 2006, Greenwood Press published Declarations of Independence: Encyclopedia of American Autonomous and Secessionist Movements. In September 2006, Lonely Planet Publications published Micronations: The Lonely Planet Guide to Home-Made Nations. The are too many books out there about the Fourth and Fifth World written by authors living solely in the Official World (First, Second, and Third World).

In August 2003, the 7th Amorph! — whatever that is — performance art biennale hosted a first Summit of Micronations in Helsinki. The Principality of Sealand, Ladonia, NSK-State, Kingdoms of Elgaland & Vargaland (KREV), the Transnational Republic (TR) and State of Sabotage (SoS) joined the summit. The organisation that sponsored or co-sponsored the event — YKON.org — followed-up in 2006 with a M8 Summit, a “fictional summit of micronations” in Singapore. Get it? A fictional summit of nations that are normally viewed as fictional by the mass media! Later that year, they organised an exhibition at the MOCA in Taipei which was supposed to encourage the Taiwanese government and people to start relations with a Group of Ten micronations, and this description, from the aforementioned self-defined “advocacy group”, was little more than hoopla for the launching of the exhibition, which probably had little if anything to do with micronations or micronationalism. Now the same organisation aims to organise a second Summit of Micronations for 2013 in Brioni, Croatia. It seems that not only authors and publishers are making a good living with Fourth and Fifth World nation themes, but also some non-profit art groups that are hardly the alternative national/micronational “advocacy groups” they claim to be.

The Micronational Professional Registry, a true Fourth and Fifth World organisation, would like organise with member nations and non-member nations a true Convention of Fourth and Fifth World Nations.

Fourth World nations are larger nations without recognised states, usually secessionist movements, but not always.

Fifth World nations are mature micronations without recognised states.

Is your nation or micronation interested? Are you interested in participating for your nation or micronation?

The event will probably be organised for some time in 2010, and somewhere in North America. I would not outright exclude organising the first Convention of Fourth and World World Nations in a large metropolitan area like New York or Washington.

If you are at least interested, please contact the “Micronational Professional Registry” at the page below. Thank you for your support.

http://email.cyberterra.net

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Obama should recognise nations without states and micronations

I wanted to see if I could get the quick help of readers of this issue.

At first I submitted the idea to Change.org:

http://www.change.org/ideas/view/obama_should_recognise_nations_without_states_and_micronations

Unfortunately the poll above has been closed. We managed to gather 4 votes in the short period of time just before the New Year.

I have started a similar, but independent petition at the link below, but this will not expire until New Year’s Day 2010:

http://vote.5world.net

I hope you will take the time to visit the link above, and cast your vote.

Thanks for your support.

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