IMO invokes past name, desires new success

KALTSSTADT – A new UN-style intermicronational organization has launched, hoping to succeed where others have failed. Borrowing the name “United Micronations” from past endeavours, it remains to be seen if the organization can shirk the YAMO label.

As the (at least) seventh intermicronational organization to carry the name, the United Micronations finds itself struggling against the failed reputation of its predecessors. That struggle may be lessened by a comparatively-unique approach: an annual in-person summit that will complement more routine Internet-facilitated communications. Such an event may develop stronger interpersonal relationships between micronational leaders and add longevity to the organization.

The first summit is tentatively scheduled for Normanton, United Kingdom, from June 26 to 28, 2018. The member states, of which there are 10 as of press time, will discuss diplomatic, economic, and integration topics, as well as the more specific threat of North Korea’s nuclear programme in the likely scenario that it is still a concern.

Organized by the Kingdom of Catan, a founding member, the summit will be accessible to the press and public who can purchase tickets for a fee of £1-10, and based on the tickets advertised, it will include an evening gala.

Underlying these efforts is the ever-present concern that the United Micronations will not survive long enough to see that June date. Public details on its operation are currently limited; however, a key part of its growth and stability, the election of a Secretary-General, will occur sometime after the close of nominations on September 22, according to a media report.

United Micronations releases Charter

The United Micronations, the latest secessionist-led intermicronational organization to debut onto the scene back in May 2012, has unveiled its Charter, announced the organization’s chairman, Cédric Dyer, of the Republic of Saint-Germaine, a tiny secessionist micronation that is co-founder of the organization.

The United Micronations is an attempt by the micronations of Saint-Germaine and Havnesgade-Amager to facilitate debate on security and stability issues within the secessionist micronational community. According to Dyer, the organization also aims to act as a mediator between the micronational and macronational communities.

The announced Charter evokes the structure of the macronational United Nations, providing for a “Primary Assembly”, where all member micronations participate in the workings of the organization, as well as for a selective twelve-member “Micronational Security Council”.

Only micronations that have physical claims macronationally are permitted to join, making the United Micronations a direct competitor of the League of Countries which, until recently, was an open organization that all micronations, including those with simluationist leanings, could join. That was until its purely-secessionist members cleared house through amending the Charter, making it an exclusive club that only their kin may join.

The organizational structure of the United Micronations is stereotypical of past and present failed intermicronational organizations that seek to emulate the functions of model macronational organizations without accounting for the unique circumstances of the micronational community.

To date the United Micronations has only attracted its two founding members, though the only active participant in the organization to date has been Saint-Germaine. Havnesgade-Amager, embarassingly, did not recall joining the organization when Dyer claimed that it was a co-founder when publicly unveiling the organization on May 21, and Havnesgade-Amager has shown no interest in its function to date.