The Co-Presidents of Leylandiistan & Gurvata, one of the pioneering micronations in the field of agriculture and one that is widely respected across the MicroWiki Community, have announced its impending dissolution to the community.
In a joint statement on the heels of the two-year anniversary of the union of Leylandiistan and Gurvata on August 30, the Co-Presidents, Fionnbarra Ó Cathail and Pádraig Ó Ceocháin conveyed the outcome of a deep reflection on the micronation’s purpose.
Both expressed pride for the government implementing its extensive Plan for 2016 with time to spare, but neither appeared enthusiastic for the micronation’s future. “The need for a sovereign entity separate to the Republic of Ireland … is dwindling. The appetite for continued action by our government amongst our citizens is all but gone,” the statement read. Combined with an inability on the part of the government to gain new territory and citizens, the Co-Presidents reached the conclusion that Leylandiistan & Gurvata was at the end of its practical existence.
As a result of that realization, both agreed to move the micronation to dissolution, promising to do so in an “organized and dignified way,” with a Treaty of Dissolution to be proclaimed in the coming days.
While the passage of Leylandiistan & Gurvata into the history books is a blow to the micronational community, the micronation will be fondly remembered for its role in supporting the development of micronational agriculture and urban farming initiatives. It was the leading micronation in the agricultural field in recent years, setting up a seed bank and farming an extensive selection of crops in the backyard of Cathail. It also supported intermicronational cooperation and development in agricultural practices and played a key role in inspiring several other micronations to grow local food crops.
“We have no regrets and we are confident our countless hours of work have not gone in vain,” said the Co-Presidents. “We hope that our nation has been of some inspiration to you and that our influence on the rest of the community has been positive and beneficial.”