The Parchment of Microstatia

Welcome to this web page. Here you may see the Parchment of 

Microstatia, the official charter of the Splendid Micro-Union of 

Microstatia (SPUM). It is in an equal status with the Treaty SPUM, 

which can also be viewed at the SPUM's official home page. 

Thank you. Below is the text of this said document:


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The Parchment of Microstatia:

Preamble:


We the Peoples of the Splendid Micro-Union of Microstatia 

determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of 

micronational war,


to reaffirm faith in the fundamental human rights, 


in the dignity and worth of the human person, 


in the equal rights of men and women and of micronations large and 

small, 


and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the 

obligations arising from treaties and other sources 

of micro-international law can be maintained, and to promote 

micronational progress and better the standards of life  in  larger 

micro-freedom, have resolved to combine Our efforts to accomplish 

these aims. 



We the Peoples of the Splendid Micro-Union of Microstatia, in Order 

to form a more perfect Union of

Microstates, establish Inter-micronational Justice and domestic 

Tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general 

Welfare, and

secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and Our Posterity, do 

ordain and fully establish this document. 



We of the Greater Inter-micronational Community, delegating towards 

Ourselves, the station of representing

the community as a whole, hoping that the individual representatives 

of this new culture and the greater associations of it shall be among 

this

worthy station and with Us in Union, to form a Great Peace among all 

of Us; to preserve the individuality, culture, languages and 

governments of

them, and to form an institution worthy of representing Us all in 

Macronational Alliances, do form, this the Constitution of the 

Splendid

Micro-Union of Microstatia, to hereafter, be called “The Parchment of 

Microstatia.”



----******************, Big Chief and Secretary-General of the 

Splendid Micro-Union of Microstatia---.







ARTICLE I: Some Rights:


The Constitution guarantees the rights and freedoms set out here, to 

each and every approved member,  in  it  subject only to such  

limits  prescribed

by law as can be demonstrated and justified in a free and democratic 

republic. All members have the right to free assembly, as long as the 

above

mentioned assembly does, not infringe upon the rights of other 

citizens by acting in a pervasively defamatory manner. 

----Grand Poobah (Abby Pritchard) of The Lobster Nation----.




ARTICLE II-I: War:


War between the members is forbidden. 


II-II:

In case of war between a member and a non-member, all delegates are 

forbidden to support the non-member in the conflict. 


II-III:

Any member starting a conflict with a non-member must plead its case 

before the Senatus. Acting without approval will result in punishment 

or

expulsion. 


II-IV:

Methods of conflict must be judged by the Senatus to insure a fair 

result. Witnesses must be selected for the conflict, and any  

micronation involved

in the conflict will be forced to abstain from any votes regarding 

this conflict. 



II-V:

Any micronation which does not believe in micronational war is exempt 

from the above terms, as long as they do not violate their  own codes.

These nations will be forced to abstain from any votes regarding this 

conflict. 

----Diplomacy and Intelligence Minister of the Aerican Empire----.





ARTICLE III-I: TREATY OF SPUM:


The Treaty of SPUM, the articles therein, and the laws and 

proclamations of it are law within the Splendid Micro-Union of 

Microstatia. The

Parchment of Microstatia has equal status with the Treaty of SPUM.


III-II:

Any members who commit violations of the Treaty of SPUM or Parchment 

of Microstatia will be punished as the Senatus decides. 


III-III:

Amendments to the Parchment of Microstatia may be made by a majority 

vote of the Senatus. Other ways an amendment may be made are thus:


1. The approval of the Secretary-General , Big Chief and two other 

members of the SPUM. 

2. The approval of the entire Regulor and three other members of the 

SPUM. 

3. A majority vote of the Regulor and the approval of the Big Chief 

and Secretary-General. 



III-IV

In addition to the powers granted by the treaty of SPUM, the Regulor 

shall have the right to take  military action or declare sanctions 

against

another micronation (using the Alta Flut).

----His Majesty ******************** I of the New Worcester Kingdom----. 




ARTICLE IV-I: PRESIDENTS:


The Senatus shall have a President who shall be elected by the 

Senatus once a year. The President of the Senatus shall have the 

right to veto any

proposition or decision of the Senatus. If it is vetoed, then it must 

be decided upon by the Secretary-General. The Senatus President may 

call an

“Senaton” to discuss emergency issues with members of the Senatus. 



IV-II:

The Regulor shall have a President who shall be elected by the 

Regulor once a year. The President of the Regulor shall have the 

right to veto any

proposition or decision of the Regulor. If it is vetoed, then it must 

be decided upon by the Senatus. The Regulor President may call a 

“Grollon” to

discuss emergency issues with members of the Regulor. 



IV-III:

The Regulor and Senatus Presidents may together call a “Coligrup”. 

The Coligrup will be a joint session of the Regulor, Senatus, 

Secretary-General

and Big Chief. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----.



ARTICLE V: GOALS:


The goals of the SPUM shall be:


1. To unite the micronational community (Microstatia).

2. To put ‘micronation’ in dictionaries across the world. 

3. To end micro-wars, and micro-aggression.

4. To establish a micro-language to be a second language for all 

micronationalists.

5. To create public recognition of micronations. 

6. To be recognized by the United Nations. 

7. To solve conflicts and support human rights. 

8. To establish micronational treaties.

9. To insure the upholding of micronational treaties. 

10. To bring equality to all micronations. 

11. To start a Micronational Congress Fair (where all micronations’ 

delegates join together and talk every 2-4 years).

12. To promote micropatrology.

13. To promote “World Singular Secession” (where everyone on Earth 

creates a micronation).

14. And to help form a Peaceful Microstatian Community, where all 

micronations are free of their macronations and peace and freedom is 

the

Supreme Law. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----.




ARTICLE VI: Vice Secretary-General:


There shall be a Vice Secretary-General who shall be appointed by the 

Big Chief every two years. If the Secretary-General quits, then one 

month

later, the Vice Secretary-General will become the Secretary-General. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----.




ARTICLE VII-I: Council of Treaty Observance (COTO):


There shall be a Council of Treaty Observance (Coto). It shall have 

no more than nineteen members. The Kingdom of Danos and the New

Worcester Kingdom, so long as they exist, are permanent members of 

the Coto. They have the authority to enforce all treaties  between  

members.

Any treaty violators will be punished by the Coto. The Coto has the 

supreme authority on SPUM treaties. The Coto must help members create

peace treaties with one another. 


VII-II:

There shall be a President of the Coto who shall be elected by 

members of the Coto once a year. The Coto shall decide his powers and 

duties within

the Coto. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----




ARTICLE VIII-I: Joining: 

 
All micronations must be taken seriously, whether religious, 

socialist, democratic, monarchist, or some other  system. The system 

of government

may not be considered when a government is applying to join the SPUM. 

All systems of government are welcome, if they choose a

delegate/representative for the SPUM. 


VIII-II

Role-playing micronations, model nations, counter-countries and 

imaginary states  may join the SPUM. Mesonations may join the SPUM.

Ephemeral states may join the SPUM. Micro-Nations, Micro-States, 

unrecognized nations, individuals, and macronations may join the SPUM.

Micronation(al) alliances, unions, groups, organizations and 

societies may join the SPUM. All governments, governing bodies, 

parliaments,

congresses, unions of peace and micronations may join the SPUM. 


VIII-III 

To join, the Secretary-General must be contacted. Then the Secretary-

General must let the applicant join (if they fit the requirements). 

The Regulor

may over-rule this decision for the security of the SPUM. A month 

later, the applicant may try again. 


VIII-IV

To join the SPUM, you do not have to have a government or ruling 

body. There must be no less than  one citizen for that applicant to 

join. It/he/she

must be no less than two days old. The applicant must agree to this 

oath, 
 

“We (name of applicant) will follow and obey the Treaty of SPUM and 

Parchment of Microstatia,” 



in either English, French, Portuguese,  Spanish, Latin, Italian, 

Mandarin, German, Willish, Talossan, Babel, Russian, Polish, Welsh, 

Irish Gaelic,

Scottish Gaelic, Reunian or Triparian.


If applicant is qualified and has taken the oath, the applicant shall 

be added to SPUM membership and to the Senatus. 



VIII-V

One month after being expelled, an ex-member of the SPUM may apply to 

rejoin. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----




ARTICLE IX: Treaties:


All members of the SPUM must obey treaties and inter-micronational 

agreements they have signed between another nation. Failure to do so 

will be

reported to the Coto who shall decide punishment.  

--New Worcester Kingdom----



ARTICLE X-I: Alta Flut:


For the general protection of the Splendid Micro-Union of Microstatia 

and all of Its respective members, there shall be a SPUM military, to 

be

called the “Alta Flut”. Each member of the Senatus may give no more 

than ten citizens of theirs to serve in the Alta Flut. Each member of 

the

Regulor may give no more than five citizens of theirs to serve in the 

Alta Flut. Each member of the Coto may give no more than three 

citizens of

theirs to join the Alta Flut. 



X-II

The Regulor may appoint Generals to control twenty members of the 

Alta Flut each. 



X-III

The Alta Flut is not a real military and doesn’t actually ‘fight’. 

The military is for dealing with ‘micronational internet aggression’ 

between

micronations.  When two micronations get in a fight which may harm 

the reputation or respect of the SPUM, the Alta Flut will take action 

by

attempting to resolve the conflict through e-mail (without spaming, 

bugging, abuse or anything illegal).

----New Worcester Kingdom----





ARTICLE XI: Big Chief Succession:


The Big Chief, or monarch of the SPUM, shall pass His/Her succession 

through eldest child to eldest child. If the Big Chief has no 

children, then

the Big Chief’s eldest brother or sister will become Big Chief. If 

the Big Chief has no brothers or sisters, then the Senatus shall vote 

on a new Big

Chief. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----




ARTICLE XII: Mediators:


If there are unresolvable conflicts in the micronational community, 

the Secretary-General may appoint a mediator to help deal with the 

problem. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----




ARTICLE XIII: Talossan Policy:


In order to convince the Kingdom of Talossa (Regipats Talossan) to 

join the Splendid Micro-Union of Microstatia, this policy is created. 

The

Kingdom of Talossa is free from the judgment of the Regulor or 

Senatus. The Kingdom of Talossa does not have to obey the parts of 

the Parchment

of Microstatia and the Treaty of SPUM that It does not agree with. 

There shall always be a ninth place on the Regulor for the Kingdom of 

Talossa

when It wishes to join. The Kingdom of Talossa shall have no more 

than one vote in the Senatus and Regulor.  

----New Worcester Kingdom----




ARTICLE XIV: Acts:


The Secretary-General or any member of the Senatus may make a 

proposition. The Secretary-General must then call a vote of the 

Senatus. The

Senatus members shall either vote yes or no. If it is passed by a 

majority vote, it becomes an act. The act is SPUM law which should be 

displayed

and published by the SPUM. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----




ARTICLE XV: League of Seccesionist States:

Whereas, the Splendid Micro-Union of Microstatia has high goals and 

cannot accomplish these by Itself,

Whereas, all micronations and micronationalist groups have the right 

to exist, 

Wheareas, the cooperation of these groups with Us shall be the only 

way to finish Our goals,

It is proclaimed that the League of Seccesionist States is recognized 

by the SPUM as an institution that shall also have the right to 

recruit

micronations and that shall have the right to exist unhindered. 

It is proclaimed that the League of Seccesionist States may join the 

SPUM if It decides to. 

And it is proclaimed that the League of Seccesionist States and its 

organs are free from the jurisdiction of the SPUM. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----



ARTICLE XVI: Seceding from the SPUM:


If You are a Member and wish to secede from the SPUM, you must 

receive a majority vote of the Senatus.

----The Kingdom of Danos----



ARTICLE XVII:  Schedule of voting:

There shall be a schedule of voting for each and every proposition or 

bill of one of the organs of the SPUM. A bill or proposition may be 

looked

over for two weeks before a vote is done upon it. 

----The New Worcester Kingdom




ARTICLE XVIII: Format:

The SPUM shall  be a format for the discussion of micronational 

concerns, and shall always hold a policy  of  open  membership.  This 

organization

shall offer a glance into the world of micronational opinion and 

allow antagonists and observers alike  a  better  opportunity  to 

understand  what

they are doing in a broad and objective sense of the word. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----




ARTICLE XIX: Committees:


If and when the Secretary-General should decide that a piece of 

legislation or other matter requires a group to investigate it, 

he/she shall form a

committee to perform this function. 


XIX-I

The committee members shall be chosen from among the delegates by the 

Secretary-General. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----




ARTICLE XX: Additional Organs:


In addition to the Senatus, Regulor and Coto, in the interest of 

representing the People of the Micronational World and in the 

interests of fair

judgment, there shall be:

a Universal House of People or Uhp which shall  be composed of one 

representative from each hemisphere, elected  by  the  Senatus. The 

Uhp shall

also be composed of one representative from every continent and also 

from India, Meso-America, and  the  island-states  of  the  world. 

The Uhp

shall have a Speaker, elected by the Uhp Itself.  The Uhp shall have 

all the powers of the Senatus but without the executive powers. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----



ARTICLE XXI: The Call to the Micro-Global Ratification and Election 

Campaign:



WHEN in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one 

people to dissolve the political  bands which have connected them with

another, and assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and 

equal station of “micronation”, they  must  secede  from  their  

macronations

and become their own form of self-government. 



AND assuming upon the duty of uniting these self-governing bodies, 

the SPUM, as the Universal Government of All Micronations has, written

this, the Constitution of the SPUM. And asking upon all micronations, 

it becomes necessary that, to unite them, they  must  ratify this 

constitution.

So this campaign, the CMGRAEC campaign is established. It is devoted 

to having all or a majority of micronations approve and accede to this

constitution. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----



ARTICLE XXII: JUSTICE:


To none will the SPUM sell, to none deny or delay, the right or 

justice. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----



ARTICLE XXIII: Declarations:

The SPUM shall abide by the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of 

Prisoners of War and the United Nations Convention on the Law  of  

the 

Sea. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----




ARTICLE XXIV-I: Senatus process:


The Senatus may make rules and orders with respect to the mode in 

which its powers, privileges, and immunities may be exercised and 

upheld,

such that for any question to be passed in the positive shall require 

at least an absolute majority of affirmative votes. 


XXIV-II

All proclamations, amendments, acts and laws of the SPUM which have 

been passed by the Senatus must be recorded in such a manner that each

member shall have access to the records. If published in a magazine 

or newsletter, then it must be published monthly. If recorded on the 

internet,

then it must be updated. If published in book form, then it must be 

readily available for purchase. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----




ARTICLE XXV: Judiciary: 


The Senatus, by majority vote of no less that 51% of the Senatus, may 

establish an amendment relating to a Supreme Micronational Court or

Intermicro-Court of such, to act as the supreme judiciary organ of 

the SPUM. Only then shall it be established. Until then, the Senatus 

and

Secretary-General shall act as the judiciary branch. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----



ARTICLE XXVI: Sanctioning and joint war:


Upon the majority approval of the Regulor, the SPUM may place 

sanctions on a member or non-member state. Upon the majority approval 

of the

Senatus, the SPUM may declare a joint war on a non-member state. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----


ARTICLE XXVII: Prime dictates:


The Secretary-General of the SPUM may declare a Prime Dictate. The 

Prime Dictate becomes international micro-law immediately, unless

disapproved by a majority vote of the Senatus. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----



ARTICLE XXVIII-I: War or not?:

The Big Chief can let a member, if on the Regulor, do the forbidden 

action of declaring war (see ARTICLE XI-II of the Treaty of SPUM). 

This does

not defy V-I of the Treaty of SPUM. It does not say “anything 

against” the treaty. This article allows a “pardon from crime”. 


XXVIII-II

The Senatus may also issue pardons for inter-micronational crimes. 

----New Worcester Kingdom----



ARTICLE XXIX: NONE CAN!:


Nobody may force or persuade someone else to do an activity to which 

this person has no desire (under the Parchment of Microstatia). 

----The Free Republic of Laputa----(Article 1, (2) of their 

constitution).



DONE: 

Started September 26, 1998 AD., Saturday (or in the year I of the New 

Worcester Kingdom) and finished  on. October  9, 1998, Friday,    in 

the

First SPUM  Constitutional Congress (I-SCC) in the Origo Colony and 

also Babal Province of the New Worcester Kingdom. 


It was signed by the New Worcester Kingdom and Kingdom of Danos on 

October 10, 1998, AD, Saturday. 






ANNEX:


I. ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF THE SPLENDID MICRO-UNION OF MICROSTATIA (9). 

THE NEW WORCESTER KINGDOM, KINGDOM OF DANOS, AERICAN EMPIRE, LOBSTER 

NATION,

UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS, THE DOMINION OF ASPHYNXIA, THE 

FEDERAL MAYA

REPUBLIC, THE SULTANATE OF FREELONIA, AND THE DEMOCRATIC UNION OF 

RATELON. 



II. ORIGINAL OBSERVER MEMBERS (1).

THE FREE REPUBLIC OF LAPUTA.


III. ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF THE REGULOR (5).

THE  NEW WORCESTER KINGDOM, KINGDOM OF DANOS, AERICAN EMPIRE, LOBSTER 

NATION,

AND THE FEDERAL MAYA REPUBLIC. 



IV.  STATES INVITED TO ACCEDE TO THIS CONSTITUTION. 

THE KINGDOM OF TALOSSA, THE PRINCIPALITY OF FREEDONIA, THE HUTT RIVER 

PROVINCE, THE

HOLY EMPIRE OF REUNION, BAJA ARIZONA, THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, THE 

KINGDOM OF

LANDRETH, THE SERENE PRINCIPALITY OF MONASTICO, THE FREE COMMONWEALTH 

OF

PENGUINEA, THE KINGDOM OF TRIPARIA,  AND THE GRAND DUCHY OF 

GROGNARDIA. 



V. THE FIRST SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE SPUM.

************* *********** ************** 


VI. THE FIRST BIG CHIEF OF THE SPUM.

Chief ************** *********** *************.





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