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COLONIA – The Chamber of Deputies convened last night to discuss pertinent issues regarding the definition of micronational sovereignty. The subject had been brought into question by Deputy Jordan Brizendine (Lavrasia) who introduced the theory behind a proposed resolution in a speech to the Chamber.

Deputy Brizendine posited that micronations and macronations exist on separate, parallel planes whereby their authority and responsibility do not overlap. This, according to the resolution, is because the basis of micronational authority rests on the consent of the governed, whereas macronational authority is based on the imposition of force. For a micronation to attempt true secession or separatism, they must transition to a different basis of authority, the conduct of which leads them to abandon micronationalism in favor of secession. This is inherently dangerous, the document points out, because all micronationalists are macronational citizens, and because macronations do not tolerate usurpation of their authority.

The resolution goes on to say that micronations have tangible social, cultural, and economic power and influence, and can in fact enforce laws, though this only goes so far as a micronation’s citizens allow it and macronational restrictions on violence permit. Finally, the document states that micronations and macronations can coexist because of the lack of overlap and that micronations should refuse to recognize groups which seek to usurp macronational authority, regardless of any labels which these groups may use to describe themselves.

After a brief discussion, the resolution passed through the Chamber with a unanimous vote. The text of the document can be viewed here.

Reporter: Jordan Brizendine

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