© 2004 Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg. All Rights Reserved. Originally published in The Gotzborg Eagle, reproduced under license to Sinclair Publications.
Lonenberg (GP) – HG Robert, Duke of Altamore, has spearheaded the formation and implementation of a new cooperative effort between communist and non-communist Micronations. Along with Comrade Wheelchairman from the Commune of Velsen, His Grace has founded the Aremberg-Velsen Conference. So far, the Conference has four Member-Nations: Gotzborg, Commune of Velsen, Natopia, and the USSR. Delegates from each nation have already been meeting, and have agreed upon the Aremberg-Velsen Pact, an instrument that institutes non-aggression between members, and sets the rules for cooperation and if necessary, arbitration/mediation.
The Pact is currently being ratified by the Founding Members’ Nations, since it is, in essence, a Treaty. Once the four Founding Member-Nations have ratified the Pact, the Conference will be opened to all who wish to participate. The Conference does not assume any powers, and has been created with the idea of promoting peace, tolerance, and understanding. This is truly a remarkable project, with potentially far-reaching ramifications; such as the prevention of a Micronational Cold War.
His Grace was kind enough to break from his already busy schedule to contribute the following statement about the Aremberg-Velsen Conference:
“The Aremberg-Velsen Conference (ArVe) was founded in order to bring together communist and non-communist micronations in a forum of dialogue and friendship. Our goal is for member nations to cooperate and understand one another, without sacrificing personal beliefs. This is indeed an important project; as the recent events in Coralia are testimony to. Upon joining, Member-Nations agree to end hostilities against one another, and to refrain from espionage, and other harmful activities. We want to show the Micronational world that it is possible for those of opposing ideologies to work together in harmony, with the best interests of the people in mind. I am honoured to have been a part of this Organisation’s founding, and am pleased that nations such as Velsen, and the USSR, have shown such support. I have high hopes for the Conference, and hope to see many more Member-Nations join once we officially open our doors, in about a week.”
If anyone would like more information about the Aremberg-Velsen Conference, you are welcome to email the Founders at: firstname.lastname@example.org