North American Confederation
| North American Confederation |
This Land is Your Land
|Government||Confederate Constitutional Monarchy|
|- Prime Minister||Aaron Meek|
|Legislature||North American Congress|
|- Type||- Bicameral|
|- Number of seats||- 4|
|Established||November 28, 2010|
|Area claimed||4,580 sq mi |
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
|1.No official legal status|
Founded from the micronations of New Europe, Ohio, and Eniarku, North America united under a common drive to restore micronationalism on the continent. Negotiations began on October 31, 2010 when the Ohio government requested to join the dying Empire of New Europe. New Europe then contacted an old ally known as Eniarku and offered that the three unite under mutual terms. At first negotiations went well with all the demands of each micronation made known within a week. But progress was slowed by the day-to-day activities of the host Wilhelm von Hartmann-Peters. With Wilhelm being an active soldier it became difficult for him to host an online meeting with the prospective member states. As events in the community continued on interest in this matter soon faded.New European monarch Wilhelm I as Emperor William of North America. People's President Aaron Meek was apointed the confederations first Prime Minister, and Ohio sovereign Malum I became Foreign Minister.
Early politicsNAMCO. A cultural organization he founded in 2009 but it had little success. Finally he introduced the Amero as the confederations currency. It is designed after the U.S. dollar but based off the Euro in function. He also began having conversations with foreign diplomats about expanding realistic micronational trade. It was while attempting to expand relations with Bethania that the confederation experienced its first diplomatic incident. On January 9, 2011, Bethania suddenly cut ties to the confederation. This was done because they said that the confederation "conviniently" left out how much influence Nazism and White supremism had on the confederations policies. When asked about it Bethania responded by telling the Emperor how they were told by an ally of theres. As well as if negotiations were to continue the Emepror's word would be needed to show that Nazism has no influence on the confederation what so ever. It was later found out that Starland was the one telling Bethania about the confederations supposed influence by Nazism, and the communities history regarding New Europe. This caused a huge outrage from the government with some calling for war against Starland. However mediation from Dorzhabad prevented any such possiblity nad even improved things on both sides. The confederation was then nearly going to black list Starland but instead allowed the chance to improve relations with Starland.
With the dissolution of the Slinky Empyre in January 2011, Duke Dakoda of Georgeton contacted the confederation and reguested it join as the nations fourth state. The government voted in favour of admitting it into the union. Still without a standing constitution at the time Georgeton was only to surrender its foreign affairs, and incorporate its local military into the larger North American Army chain of command. Granted employement into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dakoda became the confederations ambassador to the Slinky Republyc after requesting the government support it. However when the Slinky War broke out on January 22, Georgeton independently declared war on Istoria which sparked the entire brief conflict. Richland who had been asking not long before for the war, for a defensive alliance with the confederation. The government descided not to engage in an alliance with Richland around the same time the war started. However with Georgeton envolvement it brought into serious question the governments ability to exert control over its territories. The government issued numerous demands for Georgeton to surrender its military control to the government and cease all hostile actions. In the end the emperor issued an ultimatum that either Georgeton end its military activities or be expelled from the confederation all together. Georgeton continued to act independently and cut communications with the government. Shortly after on January 30, 2011 they united to formed the United Kingdom of New Britain and Georgeton. This act was taken as such an insult that the government declared Georgeton expelled from the confederation and has it blacklisted from joining it again. This caused threats of war along with other things from Duke Dakoda which, after seeking advice from other nations, went ignored and the situation simply faded.
Around the same time the governments temporary territory in Georgia, U.S. experienced a rise in citizens. The Emperor gained support from his co-workers Jacob Ramirez, who brought his own means of media presentation. And a man named Juan Carlos, who's high regard for tradition and skills made him the ideal candidate for the War Minister position. The government also began expanding relations with Ultamiya. Who has accepted the government request to mediate the "Cold War" between them and Richland. Likewish with settling the Pimpville War. As well as securing a partnership with Bethania to improve NAMCO. The confederation also began a diplomatic push to encourage micronations to enter the Microwar on Terror.
Meanwhile the divisions among political parties was becoming more clear every day. As membership in the Conservative Party grew and their platforms for policy became public the Commu-Socialist Party began forming policies that were clear opposite of the conservatives. In March 2011 the government received two new admission requests. One in Kansas and the other in Missouri. After debate between the Emperor and Foreign Minister it is still unclear wither or not the Missouri request is simply Georgeton's attempt to rejoin the confederation and have not been admitted. However the Kansas request was granted and became the Earldom of Atchison.
Denouncing of Dakoda George
On March 24, 2011 Dakoda George sent a message to the confederation stating that a state of Cold War existed between them and the Empire of Freedomia. The government was in shock and unsure how to respond. Its official policy regarding Dakoda George and his nation was to ignore them but Congress voted that since it was George himself and not his nation that the issue should be confronted. In a meeting with the Minister of War the emperor did consider going to war with Freedomia but after another meeting with Virginia Santoya, a prospective politician from the Liberty Party, convinced him that war would not be needed. Mean while Prime Minister Meek was conducting an investigation and supported a war with Freedomia. He also noticed that the decision for cold war was an entirely random question George asked the Prime Minister, Mark II. William then issued a public denounciation of Dakoda George and all who associate with him.
The following days were filled with heated debate that has resulted in the discrediting of Dakoda George. The government unanimously agreed to not attack Freedomia or any nation that has Dakoda George as a citizen. But they did place diplomatic embargo on all documents sent by any nation from Dakoda George and does not recognize any of his positions in micronational society. Following this and more debate George proceeded with a counter denoucniation urging the community to "think about what you are doing before you support a Nazi." This completely destroyed his credibility as a statesman in the opinion of many in the community. Even the MicroWiki Administrators weighed into the debate by presenting evidence that the confederation had no contact with George since his departure from the confederation.
Although the confederation had begun to improve in many ways it still suffered a fatal flaw. For months there had been a power struggle over who should rule the confederation, its emperor or prime minister. The final straw came when a meeting with citizens of the Temporary Territory of Georgia made it clear that they would rather be part of Micras instead of the MicroWiki. He contacted the states of the confederation and put the matter to a vote before Congress in late March 2011. The vote was defeated by 2 in favor of remaining in the MicroWiki. However the citizens of Illinois, Connecticut, & the TTG held statewide referendums that called for a move to Micras with or without the government. The emperor the following day had issued a statement to the public and a separate one to the government. That he was heavily considering abdication and moving to Micras with those who support it.
The Prime Minister replied with an open mindedness towards the idea of the emperor abdicating. His only concern was that he did not believe that he had the right to take parts of the confederation with him. An hour later the Emperor William replied with a request of permission to continue editing after his part in the event was through, of which he was given. It was followed by his statement of abdication in which he vested all his powers as Head-of-State to Prime Minister Meek, officially ending the monarchy in the North American Confederation.
For its remaining two weeks of life the confederation was a hollowed out nation between Eniarku and Ohio. Atchison went inactive shortly after it was established and the states of Illinois and newly reestablished Connecticut left the community with William. The only two remaining states did what they could to keep the confederation going and transition it into a republic but failed. In the end the confederation was dissolved and all posts were abolished. For two of the three founding states it was simply another chapter in their histories, for the third it meant the final destruction of New Europe and its legacy in the community.
The confederation had adopted a policy similar to the New European way of recognizing micronations. With de jure and de facto categories, de jure were those who have a treaty with the confederation that required them to recognize each other, and de facto for those who recognized the confederation without a formal treaty or agreement. Although considered an inactive organization the confederation honored the Triune Alliance and tried take an active role in NAMCO. The confederation also took on a one chance stance on recognition and diplomacy with micronations. Meaning it would recognize all members of the community equally and not view them negatively until it had done something that directly affects the confederation or its constituant states. This was the case with nations accosiated with Dakoda George for most of the confederations existence. The list below is of the confederations diplomatic ties at the time of its dissolution.
|1||Federal Republic of St.Charlie||Recognised||November 28, 2010||-||Had relations prior to unification; Relations suspended following Operation Electrolight|
|2||Federated Republics of A1||Recognised||November 28, 2010||-||Relations suspended following Operation Electrolight|
|3||NottaLotta Acres||Friend||December 10, 2010||-||Plans for economic trade in the near future.|
|4||People's Republic of Richland||Friend||December 28, 2010||-||-|
|5||Social Republic of Bethania||Friend||January 15, 2011||-||-|
|6||Republic of Starland||Friend||January 20, 2011||-||Tensions in the past|
|7||Parliamentary Republic of Dorzhabad||Friend||January 29, 2011||-||Closest of the NAC's diplomatic friendships|
|8||Slinky Republyc||Unrecognised||January 29, 2011||February 2011||Revoked recognition after the formation of the UK of New Britain & Georgeton.|
The North American Armed Forces was simply a joint force of the various armies of the constituent states of the confederation. The rank structure and chain-of-command were going to be modled after that of the United States & Canadian armed forces. The states retained control of the military stationed in their area's but in a time of war the entire military would have fallen under direct control of the confederate government. The armed forces consisted of only the North American Army.
The confederation was self explanitory. Upon unification the primary concern was how much sovereignty would the states lose. Officially they were no longer considered their own micronations and were subject the laws of the confederation. But in practice each state retained almost all aspects of micronational sovereignty with only minor changes to them. Aaron Meek expressed concern that to loose of a government may reduce the confederation to an alliance than a nation. It also had two territories one of which is 100% government controlled. Illinois' colony in Florida was allowed to continue in order to monitor New Europe's former chancellor while he is there. The other was called a temporary territory. This territory was named such because of its housing either the emperor's or a high ranked official's location. While a territory it is under full control of the government or military present in it. However once the official located there is no longer present then the territory is relinquished back into its home country.
Two states did however by their own choice completely reorganize their nations. Ohio had wanted to reform into a republic for over a year by the time it united into the confederation. And New Europe was so massive compared to the other states that it was agreed by the Reichstag of New Europe to abolish the reich inside the confederation. This was done for the practical reason it had little to no control over its territories any way. Plus given the fact that Illinois was both the birth place of New Europe and embodied nearly all aspects of its history and culture seemed to be the most sensable choice.
However the confederations initial size was one of the last aspects of New Europe's legacy in the community. New Europe was the community's first micronation to claim whole states at a time and this was seen as rediculous by some. At first New Europe was able to maintaine its massive territory, but its civil war in late 2009 caused many of its states to go inactive without the national governments ability to revitalize them. To prevent this from repeating itself the confederation reduced its claims to only the immediate areas of its states. Naming the borders of New Europe as its territorial goal.
|State||Leader(s) of the State||Government type|
|Illinois||Jorge Conteras||Ethnic Constitutional Republic|
|Eniarku||Aaron Meek||Single-Party Communist State|
|Atchison||William Pendragon||Constitutional Monarchy|
|Foundation||Constitution • Confederation • Representative democracy • Multi-party system|
|State Organs||Confederate Government • North American Congress • Monarch • Prime Minister • North American Cabinet Ministers • State Governments (Illinois • Eniarku • Ohio) • Elections|
|Political parties||Commu-Socialist Party of North America • North American Conservative Party • North American Liberty Party|
|Government Policy||Foreign • Social • Military|
|Other Topics||Soldier First Class Productions • Amero • Awards and decorations of North America • Symbols of North American Confederation|