[CS] The Archduchy of Mimas is protesting it’s labelling as a “Fantasy Nation” by one of Wikia’s MicroWiki administrators as a result of its territorial claim on its namesake Saturn moon.
The short dispute began on May 3 when Administrator “Deutschlandkaiser” edited Mimas’ wiki entry to label it a “Fantasy Nation,” as its sole territorial claim was on the Saturn moon of the same name, noting that “cyber or space claiming nations are not deemed micronations as per consensus.” Archduke Christoph of Mimas removed the label the following day, in turn provoking a warning from Deutschlandkaiser to not revert administrative edits.
Mimas moved quickly on May 4 to lodge a terrestrial claim on the Bjäre peninsula in Sweden in an attempt to appease the Wiki’s policy, but to no avail, as it was told that having any non-terrestrial claim would qualify it as a Fantasy Nation automatically.
Christoph was disappointed with the decision by Deutschlandkaiser, but signalled that the micronation would nonetheless respect it. In responding, he said, “[Mimas] is not worthy being called a ‘Fantasy’ nation, but of course we submit to your authority.”
He called for the community to revise the rule, noting that while Mimas may claim territory in Space, its citizens are “not a fantasy nor is the governmental system which our nation relies upon.” To that extent, Mimas has begun a Twitter campaign, using #NoFantasy, to draw attention to its case, in an effort to gain popular support for policy revisions that would result in the removal of the “Fantasy Nation” label.
Should territorial claims in Space disqualify a group from being identified as a "micronation"?
- No (81%, 25 Votes)
- Yes (19%, 6 Votes)
- Unsure / No Opinion (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 31