The MicroGov project, initially undertaken nearly a year ago with the guidance of John Darcy and Benjamin Gray, has been formally launched by the latter as the new Republic of Treithar. The announcement by Mr. Gray on 11 August came as a result of difficulties with reviving Treithar following hosting problems and his personal desire to revive the goal of creating a proper government simulation that would otherwise be untenable under the manning constraints of popular micronations.
The new Republic will aim to bring together micronationalists interested in participating in the collective experiment, though it will not associate with any micronations or other government simulation enterprises, such as the National Government Simulation. According to Mr. Gray in a September 2006 explanation of the MicroGov project, the aim is to “create a [government simulation] … almost completely separate from micronationalism, and with no baggage from previous micronations. No involvement on the GSO or MCS maps, little to no participation on MNN, and no foreign affairs with other micronations.”
The first order of business for the Popular Assembly when it forms later this month will be the formation of a large number of legislative acts governing various aspects of the project.