Micronational Community of Australia
|Micronational Community of Australia|
|Establishment||25 March 2021|
The Micronational Community of Australia (MCA) is a regional intergovernmental organisation and geopolitical union of Australia's micronations. It was founded on 25 March 2021, with the goal of providing a venue for communication among all Australian micronations, as well as encouraging peace and economic cooperation.
The MCA is frequently credited as the successor to the Australian Micronational Council, a regional organisation in Australia that was part of Zecheriah O'Hair's larger scheme for a Global Micronational Council, which was designed to be built from regional organisations that would, in turn, elect representatives to vote on global issues in micronationalism. This Global Council had little success, with councils restricted to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Australia, and some US states, with many councils consisting of less than five members. Most of these councils would be dogged by problems like a lack of a charter and inactivity, prompting O'Hair to devise plans for a new, more unified regional organisation to be located in Australia, abandoning his hopes for a worldwide council. As a result, on 29 October 2020, O'Hair announced his resignation with three days' notice, thereby making all regional councils autonomous entities. The Australian Micronational Council would continue to operate until the MCA was established, although inactively.
The Treaty of Canberra, the MCA's foundation treaty, was signed for the first time on 25 March 2021. Etukan, Coldaynia, Chriona, Lurdentania, and Matthewopia signed the Treaty. The Kingdom of Titan, Crogallia, Australland, and Götterzene, as well as the Saarditian Empire, a micronation in New Zealand that joined as an observer, would soon join. After the MCA's disintegration on 10 June, Matthewopia would leave, followed by Titan on 4 August after its collapse.
The Treaty of Canberra outlines several terms and objectives for the MCA and it's members. These include, but are not limited to;
- The prevention of disputes between its members.
- The settling of present disputes between members by peaceful and diplomatic means.
- The guarantee of support of members for each other in times of dire circumstances.
- Represent as a united bloc at all international platforms.
On 19 October 2021, O'Hair was overwhelmingly re-elected for his second term, and the M.C.A.'s charter was adopted shortly after on 28 October.
Requirements for membership
An Australian micronation must first be requested to accede to the Treaty of Canberra by unanimous consent of the council before becoming a member state, according to the Treaty of Canberra. The government of the micronation will be expected to ratify the treaty after being invited, at which time they will be admitted to the council.
While there are no official criteria for becoming an observer state, it is widely assumed that an observer state is any micronation that has been invited to join the MCA (often as a "observer," despite the fact that this is not a role under current policies) and is present in the council, but has not ratified the Treaty of Canberra and thus has no obligations to uphold MCA policy and no right to vote on legislation in the council.
President of the Council of the Micronational Community of Australia
The MCA and the Council of the Micronational Community of Australia are led by the President of the Council of the Micronational Community of Australia, who was formerly the Secretary General. The President is in charge of directing the council's procedures, holding votes in the council, and selecting a cabinet. The President is chosen for a six-month term and may serve in that capacity an infinite number of times. Zecheriah O'Hair, the organization's first and current President, was elected Secretary General on 9 May 2021, with two out of four votes, defeating the other two contenders, Matthew Hubbard and Rory Leonard. On 19 October 2021, he was unanimously re-elected to his second term.
|No.||Name||Micronation||Term of office|
|1||Zecheriah O'Hair||Empire of Etukan||9 May 2021||dd/mm/yyyy|
|First President of the Micronational Community of Australia, incumbent since shortly after its foundation.|
|2||Rory Leonard||Empire of Lurdentania||dd/mm/yyyy||Incumbent|
Cabinet of the Micronational Community of Australia
The MCA President might also delegate part of his responsibilities to a cabinet. The current government, which was constituted on 13 June 2021, on the recommendation of the Lurdentanian delegation, includes the President and five ministers. The President has entrusted each minister with a certain sector of government to manage.
|Kingdom of Blazdonia|
The MCA offers a number of initiatives focused on mutual aid and support for and among member nations.
The MCA Services Program was created on 21 October 2021. It aims to create a dialogue between members where members may request and offer services including, but not limited to;
- The creation of flags.
- The creation of coats of arms and other emblems.
- The creation of medals and ribbon bars.
- The creation of infographics.
- Assistance for using encyclopaedias such as MicroWiki and Wikipedia.
The Lurdentanian House of Commons Commendations Medal, the logo of the Lurdentanian House of Commons, the Lurdentanian Star of Appreciation and all state flags of Blazdonia are all products of the program. Matthew Hubbard's Music by Matthew H is also available through the program with a commission fee.
MCA Appreciation Medal
On 24 October 2021, the Minister for Culture and Initiatives, David Brooke, founded the Micronational Community of Australia Appreciation Medal to be granted to people in acknowledgement of their services to the community. Any member state may propose a candidate for the prise, which will be decided by a vote of the council.
|Name||Status upon conferral||Date of conferral|
|Zecheriah O'Hair||President of the MCA||24 October 2021|
|Joshua Braithwaite||Minister for Organisation||24 October 2021|
|Kevin Doan||Minister for Social Media||24 October 2021|
|David Brooke||Minister for Culture and Initiatives||6 November 2021|
Strategic and Logistical Exercises
The MCA announced on 3 November 2021, that it will offer a military strategy course in Lurdentania. Delegates from Lurdentania, Etukan, and Blazdonia were given permission to use Lurdentania's armed forces in the exercise. On 10 January 2022, there were 18 cadets from 17 micronations enrolled in the training.
|Empire of Etukan||24 April 2021||Zecheriah O'Hair|
|Empire of Coldaynia||Arson/Asriel|
|Federal Monarchy of Australland||4 June 2021||Lachlan Steenson|
|Duchy of Götterzene||12 June 2021||Unfilled|
|Constitutional Monarchy of Crogallia||24 May 2021||Andrea Surace|
|Principality of Spoonsylvania||11 September 2021||Joshua Braithwaite|
|Kingdom of Blazdonia||3 October 2021||Kevin Doan|
|The Empire of Beltzur||4 October 2021||Hezekiah Xior|
|Kingdom of Australand||8 October 2021||Patrick Kenny|
|The Kingdom of Cutenstonia||12 October 2021||Zadie McGrawningham|
|Triumvirate of Sonderan||19 October 2021||Cedar|
|The Dimitch Empire||21 October 2021||Cecil Ekthro|
|Duchy of Apisia||1 November 2021||Chloe I|
|New Weddington Isles||6 November 2021||John Brookes|
|Nation||Date joined||Delegate||Macro location|
|Empire of Lehmark||5 May 2021||Sir Peter Duke of Armstrong||Australia|
|Saarditian Empire||5 May 2021||Joseph Bredenoord||New Zealand|
|Kingdom of Indradhanush||5 October 2021||Chandrachur Basu||India|
|United Kingdom of Korea||13 November 2021||Pak Kwang Hyun||South Korea|
|Nation||Date joined||Date left||Delegate||Status of membership||Reason|
|Republic of Matthewopia||24 April 2021||10 June 2021||Matthew Hubbard||Full member||Nation dissolved.|
|Kingdom of Titan||25 May 2021||6 August 2021||Liam Clark||Full member||Nation dissolved.|
|Ameristralia||16 August 2021||4 December 2021||David Brooke||Full member||Rescinded membership|