SHIREKEEP (CS) – Kai Jackson has proposed controversial legislation in the Landsraad that would result in the dissolution of the Imperial Republic of Shireroth, which just last month celebrated its thirteenth year of existence.
In tabling his bill, Jackson cited his belief that Shireroth “cannot again reach the activity levels of the glory days” as his primary motivation to seek its dissolution, adding that such a bold move “shall generate much-needed activity.”
The bill proposes that Shireroth be succeeded by its current administrative divisions (Goldshire, Hyperborea, Kildare, Lichbrook, Safiria, Yardistan, and Shirekeep) becoming their own sovereign micronations. Upon achieving sovereignty, these successor states would continue to be aligned with each other through a “Group of Seven” to encourage commerce and intercultural exchange “as they attempt to manifest their respective destinies.”
The bill was quickly panned by several ranking Shirerithians, with Krasniy Yastreb referring to the measure as another “panicky” reaction to Shireroth’s current lull in activity. Said Yastreb, “What this would create is a series of territories too inactive to support themselves, which end up falling [to inactivity] in short order.”
Vilhelm Benkern was equally cool to the proposal stating that “a minor trough is no reason to disband at all,” and calling for Jackson to be ruled out as a potential candidate for future Kaiser for proposing such a measure. Jackson defended his proposal, responding to Benkern that “I don’t think three years is a minor trough.”
Kaiseress Mira Raynora also voiced her opposition to the bill, calling dissolution “unthinkable,” while noting that Shireroth, while not as active as in its past, was nonetheless still productive. Raynora viewed the proposal as an opportunity to reform the current system of governance in Shireroth, encouraging individuals to propose ways to improve the system as opposed to pursuing dissolution of the state. Her view was echoed by Soreaa Isurui, who voiced that reforms have to be moderate while cautioning that “too little of it or too much of it is clearly nothing that we can afford.”
Debate on the proposal continues in the Landsraad as of press time.