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Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Obscurium is always open to establishing ties of friendship and diplomacy with any other state. In accordance with the declarative theory of statehood, the sovereignty of other states does not require the official recognition of Obscurium or any other state. However, we are nevertheless open to signing such treaties to further cooperation with other governments. 

We currently have treaties in force with the following states: 


The Nordonian Empire

The Kingdom of Atlia

Kingdom of Pibocip

Empire of Angyalistan 

State of Vishwamitra

 
Principality of Beremagne

Parliamentary Monarchy of Duckionary

Democratic Christian Republic of Melite

Empire of Great Wolju

Empire of Imvrassia

Karno-Ruthenian Empire

Kingdom of Bavaria

People's Republic of Edristan

Grand Principality of Belakray

Frya Nordland Territories

Parliamentary Republic of Zenith

Principality of Aigues-Mortes

Free State of Lasetia

Oriental Principality of Lower Isturius
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If there is any other State that wishes to enter into a diplomatic treaty with Obscurium please contact our Ministry of Foreign Affairs at obscurium.mfa@gmail.com (Currently managed by Mr. Edward Thrupney)
PLEASE NOTE that it may take up to two weeks for a response to be sent to your email!

The following are Obscurium’s general terms for formal relations and terms for recognizing territorial claims. It is however important to note, that even if these terms to do not fully apply to micronation, seeking to establish closer ties, if it’s a minor point, such as the micronation being less than 6 months old, Obscurium is generally always happy to communicate with such micronations and even cooperate with them. Cooperation doesn’t just consist of formal treaties and agreements, informal talks, joint projects and exchanges are always up for option, regardless of whether or not a treaty has been signed.


 

General Terms for Formal Diplomatic Relations with other micronations.

1. Obscurium will not accept diplomatic relations with micronations with extremist policies, such as Fascism, Nazism or extreme religious beliefs.

2. Obscurium will not enter into diplomatic relations with micronations lacking a clear bill of rights and protections of human rights to the standard of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

3. Obscurium will not accept diplomatic relations with micronations engaged in warfare with any micro or macronation.

4. Any micronations wishing to initiate diplomatic relations with Obscurium should ideally have a website, not just a social media account.

5.The micronation should have existed for at least one year, with an absolute minimum of six months.

6. If government members of any micronations repeatedly insult, threaten or slander Obscurium or Obscurian Government Members, Obscurium reserves the right to refuse or terminate existing diplomatic relations and treaties.

7. If a micronation violates any of these terms, after the signing of a treaty or the establishment of formal relations, Obscurium reserves the right to refuse or terminate existing diplomatic relations and treaties.

8. Points of this policy can be overwritten if there is a majority parliamentary vote on doing so.


 

Territorial Considerations

These General Rules apply when the Obscurian Government decides on whether or not to recognize the Territorial Claims of a micronation. Although in most cases the decision is made on a case by case basis.

1. The micronation in question should have control over the territory it claims.

2. To "Control a Territory" means that the micronation in question has to either
A: have a permanent presence on their territory (inhabitants) or

B: have a permanent presence close to it so that in case of a threat to the sovereignty of the territory in question the entity that claims ownership of it should be able to react and guarantee this sovereignty

or C: if the territory is remote and unknown enough, a permanent presence such as a flag or a plaque.

3. In case a so called "Terra Nullius" (No Man's Land) is claimed, the claim will be recognized as legitimate if the following applies:

A: The micronation in question has to be the first to claim this territory or

B: has to be the first to physically claim this territory (By planting a flag or doing something similar).

5. If a micronation lays claim to a territory that has been claimed by another state, this must be done by right of conquest, meaning that the second claimant has to physically take control of the first claimant’s land and be able to hold it and prevent the first state from taking it back. Although it is up to the Obscurian Government if this conquest shall be seen as legitimate or not.

6. If, after a treaty concerning the recognition of another micronation’s territory is signed with Obscurium, and the other signatory micronation claims new territory which does not comply with the territorial considerations of this policy, this territory shall be considered to not be a part of the treaty and therefore remain unrecognized by Obscurium.

Note that treaties of friendship, non-aggression and recognition of sovereignty can still be negotiated, even if the above guidelines on territorial claims do not apply.

Multilateral International Treaties
Hamilton Treaty on Diplomatic Protections and Declaration of the Rights of Micronational Citizens (20 July 2019)

Montediszamble Convention on Freedom of Expression, Civility and Copyright Protection in Micronationalism (19 November 2021)

Chyše Charter on the Differentiation of Micronations and Similar, but Hostile Entities and Micronational Conduct (25 June 2022)

Wrythe Convention on the Prevention and Denouncing of Falsehoods within the Community of Small States and Nations (6 December 2023)

The Edgbaston Convention On Standards to Prevent Frivolous Claims of Citizenship, Territory and Economic Activity within the Community of Small States and Nations (6 December 2023)

Thälmann Charter on Micronational Currency Exchanges and Economic Cooperation
(6 January 2024)
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