viernes, 4 de marzo de 2011

Micronations, micronaciones peru cusco

Verbündete Bruderstaaten oder einfach Länderpartnerschaften – die königliche Familie von Makalandia und unsere Untertanen gehören zu den friedvollsten Menschen der Welt. Leider haben wir uns zum diesjährigen European Vision Songcontest nicht qualifizieren können, aber im nächsten Jahr wurde dem Gewinner von MSDS – Makalandia sucht den Superstar – eine Teilnahme an allen internationalen Musikwettbewerbe garantiert.

Der diesjährige Songcontest aller verbündeten Mikro- und Kleinstaaten, ausgetragen in Sealand (, wurde vom Großonkel des King Mak Mak gewonnen.

Lernen Sie unsere verbündeten Bruderstaaten in dieser großen, weiten Welt der Phantasie kennen:

Micronations — are entities that claim to be independent nations or states but which are unrecognized by world governments or major international organizations. These nations often exist only on paper, on the Internet, or in the minds of their creators.

Don’t like the country you live in? Start your own

Self-proclaimed Imperial Majesty George II of the Empire of Atlantium (left), with self-proclaimed Prince Paul Delprat of the Principality of Wy,and his self-proclaimed princess Susan at Australia’s first conference of micronation leaders. Photo by AP.

The Empire of Atlantium’s imperial botanical gardens consist of one bush, and Government House is a 30 square metre steel-sided affair, boasting bunk beds and an art deco radio.

“It’s modest,” His Imperial Majesty George II says, “in keeping with the emperor.”

His Majesty raises the flag of Atlantium, its orange, blue and yellow meant to represent the dawn sky.

“Behold the future!” he bellows, gesturing to the surrounding valley that makes up his 188-acre empire, where just over the hill with the dead tree you’ll find the Australian border.

He’s grinning, but he’s serious. Just like most of the other few-hundred-or-so citizens of the world who have founded their own micronations – quirky self-declared countries that claim independence, even if no international body recognizes them.

Some boast their own currencies, constitutions, stamps and visas. Many exist solely in the minds of their makers; others range from a London apartment, to a patch of Outback farmland, to a rusty military base in the North Sea. They are created out of frustration with the establishment, or to prove a political point, or to just get a few laughs.

Technology has brought them out of isolation, with the Internet transforming some nations of one into global communities of thousands. Last month, a Sydney university sponsored a micronations conference, the first of its kind in Australia, a hotbed of DIY countries. Travel guru Lonely Planet has even published a guidebook – Micronations: The Lonely Planet Guide to Home-Made Nations.

These self-appointed rulers fit no universal definition, and really, that’s the point. In a world where people are often defined by their countries, these are countries defined by their people.

For some micronationalists, it’s about taking their identity back from the state, for others it’s about righting a perceived wrong. At the heart of the movement, though, is modern individualism, says sociologist Judy Lattas.

“It’s always possible to do things differently and to do it yourself – and that’s what I think is the pleasure of it and the wonder of it,” Lattas says. “There’s pleasure in the daring of doing it yourself.”

“Is my crown straight?”

Princess Susan of the Principality of Wy reaches out to adjust the bejeweled golden crown resting on the head of her husband, Prince Paul.

In her other hand, she clutches the staff of Wy – a green rubber snake wrapped around a bamboo pole, topped with a stuffed eagle.

21 Secundus, 10525 (26 February, 2006)

New Minister Appointed

The Office of the Emperor today announced the first expansion of the Ministry since 10520 (2001), with the appointment of Dr Suresh Agarwal to the position of Acting Minister of Social Services, with oversight of the Directorates of Health, Welfare and Education Services, and of Intercultural Affairs.

With over two decades worth of experience as a practitioner, teacher, researcher and author, Calcutta-based Dr Agarwal is regarded by many as the foremost pioneer in the field of complementary, holistic and alternative medicine in India. He has convened and delivered keynote addresses to numerous international conferences in such countries as Egypt, Spain, the United States, Korea, Singapore and Nigeria, is the author of a dozen books, and edits India’s monthly Health Sciences Journal.

Above (L to R): The Bishop of Calcutta Rev P S P Raju, Mr Anthony Biswas, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Dr Suresh Agarwal at a 25 Tertius 10524 (8 April 2005) meeting at the Prime Minister’s Residence, New Delhi.

The new Minister’s professional, community and philanthropic activities in India and beyond are wide-ranging, and he is associated in a senior capacity with dozens of health, humanitarian, education and social welfare organisations throughout the world. Among many other capacities he presently serves as Honorary Vice President of the Indian Red Cross Society, Honorary Vice President of the St John Ambulance Brigade (West Bengal), General Secretary of the World Peace and Friendship Society, President of the Indian Board of Education & Research and founding President of the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines. He is also a Fellow of the Indian Academy of General Practice and the Royal Society for Health (London), and is a Life Fellow of the AIDS Society of India and the International Society for Health & Human Resources (USA), among many others.

In confirming the appointment Emperor George II stated: “Atlantium is fortunate to have a person of Dr Agarwal’s calibre as a citizen, and we are doubly fortunate that he has elected to make his formidable talents available in service to the Imperial Administration. I and my colleagues very much look forward to working with him in further advancing the Administration’s engagement with governments and related organisations in some of the fastest growing regions of the world.”

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