Royal University of Gotzborg Rector appointed

The Royal University of Gotzborg (RUG) has received a new Rector, marking a period of revitalisation for the leading educational institution in the Royal Kingdom.

Royal Chancellor Lord Montin (Liam Sinclair) announced today that the position will be filled by Lord Markham (Nicholas McAlpin), a long-time citizen of Gotzborg and a key architect in the union between Gotzborg and Pendronia in 2004. According to Montin, Markham brings “experienced and innovative leadership” to the position.

Markham’s primary responsibility at this early stage will be to develop the formal structure of RUG which has been dormant for several years. Once that formal structure is in place, RUG will begin to develop practical educational programmes for the citizens of Gotzborg and members of the wider micronational community.

King’s Birthday Honours Citizens & Foreigners Alike

© 2006 Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg. All Rights Reserved. Originally published in The Gotzborg Eagle, reproduced under license to Sinclair Publications.

JUIN, MARKHAM (GP) – The King today from the Royal Summerhouse approved and issued the Birthday Honours List, which in Gotzborg was nailed to the post outside of Lonenberg Palace as it has every year since the inception of the Royal Kingdom. This was followed by a formal issuance of the decree from the King’s Public Attache, which was distributed to papers throughout the Kingdom.

The Birthday Honours List is usually the one time a year when both King and Kingdon recognize foreign heads-of-state and statesmen who have contributed in some way to Gotzborg, through either military, diplomatic, economic matters or simply as a token of goodwill. The Birthday Honours as well recognize citizens of Gotzborg who have likewise made contributions to the nation, the majority of new Knights and Dames occurring around this time yearly.

The original decree can be found here http://p220.ezboard.com/fkingdomofgotzborgfrm1.showMessage?topicID=116.topic

The list however is placed below:

Knight of the Most Noble and Ancient Order of the Crown

HRH Prince Paul I of Paulovia

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Officer of the Most Noble and Ancient Order of the Crown

President John Darcy of Anthelia
HE Ambassador James of Paulovia

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Knight of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of Gotzborg

HM Osman Shahanshah of Babkha

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Knight Commander of the Most Honorable Order of the Eagle

HIM Emperor Edgard II of Alexandria
HIM Emperor Nathan of Natopia

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Knight Officer of the Most Honorable Order of the Eagle

HM King Alexander of Hanover
HRH Prince James, King Emeritus of Hanover
HRH Prince Enrique of Alexandria

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Knight of the Most Honorable Order of the Eagle

Mr. Freddy Warren of Anthelia

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Officer of the Most Honorable Order of the Eagle

HE First Minister Alfonso Rossi of Paulovia
HN Kaiser Meksan II of Shireroth

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Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Eagle

HIM Tyler-Alexander Aaron Asher-Jones I, Grand Czar of Landingberg
HE Zatriarch Maximillideus I of Matbaa
HM King Oscar of New Oscland
HM King Joseph I of Nova England

The following citizens of Gotzborg were posted as follows:

Knight of the Most Noble and Ancient Order of the Crown

HG Nicholas, Grand Duke of Markham
HG Liam, Duke of Montin

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Officer of the Most Noble and Ancient Order of the Crown

Sir Thomas Maher, K.E.

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Knight of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of Gotzborg

HH Prince Steven, Archduke of Pendronia

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Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Eagle

HRM Queen Caroline of Gotzborg

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Knight/Dame Officer of the Most Honorable Order of the Eagle

HRH Princess Julia of Gotzborg
Sir Thomas Maher, K.E.

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Knight of the Most Honorable Order of the Eagle

Sir Benjamin Farzan, K.B.
Mr. Hugh O’Neill

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Officer of the Most Honorable Order of the Eagle

Mr. Charles de Montford
Mr. Nathan Sheppard

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Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Eagle

Mr John Cervantes
Mr Jacob Campbell

Gotzborg Lodges Claim with MCS!!

© 2005 Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg. All Rights Reserved. Originally published in The Gotzborg Eagle, reproduced under license to Sinclair Publications.

In a bold move, His Royal Majesty has decided to leap onto the Micronational Cartography Society (MCS) map of Mircas; grabbing up a little more than a small Colony this time. The land claim can be seen HERE, and is obviously a fair shake larger than previous claims by Gotzborg.

The idea to make a larger claim was originally presented by the Duke Altamore, and supported by both Prince Steven and Duke Stathearn. His Royal Majesty then joined the fray, with the end result being somewhat of a compromise; the land proposed by Duke Altamore was much larger than the eventual caim.

The Archduchy of Pendronia will now be represented on Mircas, along with the Duchies of Altamore and Montefeltro, as well as the County of Avondale. It’s possible that Gotzborg will continue to claim land in the future, ever-expanding her borders and making her impact on Mircas, and the Micronational World.

In Konigplatz, His Royal Majesty shared the updated map of Gotzborg, reflecting the changes and presenting a much cleaner graphic.

New Minister and Vice-Minister Appointed

© 2005 Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg. All Rights Reserved. Originally published in The Gotzborg Eagle, reproduced under license to Sinclair Publications.

Duke Nicholas of Stathearn has been appointed the new Minister of State of State for the Foreign Office. He moved quickly to appoint a vice minister, Mr Christopher Harris-Till. With large shoes to fill following the resignation of the Duke of Altamore Robert Davis, the nation will be looking towards the two ministers to actively look after Gotzborg’s foreign affairs. The Gotzborg Eagle wishes both men well in their new positions.

Editorial: Supporting University Plans

© 2005 Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg. All Rights Reserved. Originally published in The Gotzborg Eagle, reproduced under license to Sinclair Publications.

There are current talks under way in Gotzborg to run a micronational university. An idea proposed by then prospective citizen Christopher Harris-Till (now Deputy Vice-Minister of State, Health and Education) have resulted in serious talks about Gotzborg running or even setting up a micronational educational institution, most likely a university.

What is being proposed is not easy. Other micronational ideas regarding education (The Imperial Republic of Shireroth has a Ministry of Research and Education, with a University Office within (http://p211.ezboard.com/fshirerothfrm13); The Atteran Empire has the University of Munich (http://p081.ezboard.com/ftheforumoftherasinatefrm93); and a discussion on micronations.net (http://p074.ezboard.com/fmicronationalnewsnetwork48264frm3.showMessage?topicID=337.topic)) illustrate an interest that has not been matched by continuing sustained success. The effort needed to establish education, the need to get suitable and willing instructors and the requirement of attracting and retaining students are all difficult tasks. Yet in spite of those difficulties, this editorial fully supports the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg’s plans to establish a university.

The discussion started by Mr Harris-Till generated serious discussion from several people indicates willingness from several people to help in this process. People who contributed included then Deputy Vice-Minister of State, Health and Education David Roest, Atteran Ambassador Ras Sinclair and the Duke of Stathearn HG Nicholas, Vice Minister of State Foreign Office, respected members of the Gotzborg (if not the micronational) community. (http://p220.ezboard.com/fkingdomofgotzborgfrm15.showMessage?topicID=26.topic). This will not be a one-person project, dying when interest or time fades; it is a collective effort and thus more likely to succeed.

Another encouraging factor is the willingness for those involved to educate themselves; to learn from the mistakes of the past and to consider past and present structures. This is not a naive project, blindly forging ahead; it has been a carefully considered plan, with serious input from those in Attera who have done what Gotzborg tries to do. This simple step indicates a degree of sense and maturity that is sometimes lacking in the micronational world. [Yes, I am fully aware that I basically rushed in blindly to reform the Gotzborg Eagle; I claim insanity ;)]

Education has always been an important part of the learning process. Whether by simple teaching by watching and copying in the field, or more formalised teaching involving notes, assignments and exams, education has been a way of passing on knowledge and experience from one generation to the next. In this way, the mistakes of the past are not repeated and successful methods replicated. That Gotzborg seeks to improve itself with an educational institution is commendable. That it is being done in a way which optimises success must be supported.

Responsibility for this editorial taken by Ernest Wilde, Editor of the Gotzborg Eagle.

Update: Chamber of Deputies

Report by Hamlin Hannibal Harte.

Presidential Nominations

Nominations are being called for the next President of the Chamber of Deputies, with Duke Altamore (Robert Davis) being nominated–but declining the post on the grounds that he has too many duties as it is, after which Duke Nicholas of Strathearn was nominated. The offical elections of the next President of the Chamber have not yet started, but once elected the new President will appoint two Deputy Presidents of the Chamber to assist in managing that legislative body.

Bills

The Finance Act has received support within the Chamber of Deputies, with the voting starting and the results of which are looking to strongly favor its passing, which would allow the creation of an independent Finance Office that would be managed by a Finance Minister.

The Pendronia Day Act (2005) looks to pass overwhelmingly in the Chamber, and would establish an offical holiday on Gotzborg calenders that would serve to remind us all of Pendronia.

The Succession to the Throne Act (2004) is still under debate within the Chamber, mostly concerning its wording, but the bill looks to pass shortly once all of this is resolved, and would clearly define the means and ways that a successor to His Royal Majesty may be entitled to the throne, and what would or would not revoke that right.

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