Saturday, 25 November 2017

What if micronations become microstates?

The main difference between micronations and microstates is that micronations are not recognized countries, while microstates are recognized countries (Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, etc).
But this small countries recognized by ONU and several international organizations like Andorra or Monaco are the main objective of most micronationalists.
A lot of rich libertarian bussinesman are investing in free-communities like Liberland or the Seasteading Institute. This libertarians want to create little countries searching the sewers of the law with the aim of proclaming the independence of little spaces of the world. Normally this spaces are locaated on international waaters, or in ''terra nuilius' land, etc...
That is to say, the main objective of this libertarians is to create their own law in some places of the world, of course I am talking about tax heaven.
No matters that most of politicians and lefties are claiming for the fight against Tax Havens. If all tax havens desapear, and then one libertarian get its objective of creating its own micronation and implanting a tax haven system in that micronation, this tax haven would be the most important Tax Haven in the world, because it will be the only one.
This is why micronations are being supported by very rich people and inclusive by popular people fed up of paying taxes for everything and several times. Micronations are the alternative to those tax hells which are invading the world.
Micronations have been born together with a political idea, the idea of freedom. As you have seen in the last days, some Catalans want to secede from Spain. A lot of regional political parties are claiming for independence in a lot of Europe's regions. But if you look to some catalan rallies for independence, you will notice that there are more european flags than catalan flags. Why?
Well, they don't want to secede, they want to live better. They think that for being''independent'', they will have a strong economical capacity. Perhaps is true. What is true, is that if this regional political parties become strong, we will see a Europe of Regions, or perhaps a Europe of Micro Regions. If Catalonia becomes a new state, the Valley of Aran, can be also an state. If the North of Italy becomes a new state, Seborga can do so. We are seeing that a lot of micronations are cliaming for independence. For instance, they have a problem of legitimacy. So many people think they are jokes, but they aren't. If we see regionalism growing, we will see also micronationalism growing. Europe is plenty of microstates: Andorra, Monaco, Liechtenstein, ....
What if Europe respect Seborga, Pontinha, Tavolara and so on, also as microstates?

Change.org , Avaaz and micronations

Change.org is a website where a lot of worldwide people make proposals related with social, political and economic issues. The main objective of this webpage is to garner signs for asking for the legalization of something. This platform is more commonly used for activists asking governments to carry out determined actions. Micronational activist have made some petitions asking for the international recognition of micronations.

Petitions:
''Demand for United Nations and World Leaders to give recognition as well as sovereignth to Micronations as there born.'' This petition was made by Erick Alexander.
Wendy Kirkland made a petition in change.org, called, ''Make Sealand a country''.
A user from New York, Joe Kenndey made a petition to the Valve company, this petition asked for the following:''Add Sealand to the Steam country list''

Avaaz
Avaaz is also another platform that allows users to make petitions. It is very similar to change.org.

Petitions:
A micronation called Nova Scotia uses this platform for claiming independence.
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/The_Sovereign_Prince_and_Government_of_Scotia_Save_Scotia


The other States of the United States

Kingdom of Hawai'i- to 1893, Republic of Hawai'i, 1893-1898

The Kingdom of Hawaiʻi originated in 1795 with the unification of the independent islands of Hawaiʻi, Oʻahu, Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lānaʻi under one government. In 1810 the whole Hawaiian archipelago became unified when Kauaʻi and Niʻihau joined the kingdom voluntarily and without bloodshed or war. Two major dynastic families ruled the kingdom: the House of Kamehameha and the House of Kalākaua.

The kingdom won recognition from major European powers. The United States became its chief trading partner. The kingdom was watched jealously by the United States against the possibility of another power (such as Britain or Japan) threatening to seize control. Hawaii adopted a new constitution in 1887 to reduce the absolute power of King Kalākaua. Queen Liliʻuokalani, who succeeded Kalākaua in 1891, tried to restore the old order, but was overthrown in 1893, largely at the hands of United States citizens. Hawaii became a republic until the United States annexed it in 1898.

Republic of Texas- 1836-1845

The Republic of Texas (in English: Republic of Texas) was an independent state in North America, which existed between March 2, 1836 and December 29, 1845, when the annexation of Texas to the United States occurred. America. Originally New Spain and then Mexican territory, Texas separated from Mexico after the war of independence of Texas. In 1846, the transfer of powers to the United States finally took place, with which the ephemeral republic ended.

Republic of California- 1846

La República de California, también llamada la República de la Bandera del Oso, fue un estado surgido a raíz de la sublevación llevada a cabo por los colonos californianos de origen estadounidense, el día 14 de junio de 1846, en la ciudad de Sonoma en contra de las autoridades de la hasta entonces provincia mexicana de Alta California. Declarada durante la Guerra mexicano-estadounidense, esta república duró 25 días y llegó a ser, posteriormente, el actual estado de California, Estados Unidos.

Confederate States of America- 1861 to 1865

The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was an unrecognized country in North America that existed from 1861 to 1865. The Confederacy was originally formed by seven secessionist slave-holding states – South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas – in the Lower South region of the United States whose regional economy was mostly dependent upon agriculture, particularly cotton, and a plantation system that relied upon the labor of African-American slaves.


Each state declared its secession from the United States following the November 1860 election of Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln to the U.S. presidency on a platform which opposed the expansion of slavery into the western territories.