The Construction of the Troika

On the topic of the Union State proposal between Austenasia, Renasia, and Sandus.

Ave, Sandum Citizens and citizens of the closely-allied states of Renasia and Austenasia!

Historically, Sandus has aligned with several different states. From Erusia in 2009 to 2010, to Renasia and Austenasia from 2009 to MMXII (2012), the State of Sandus has always made herself readily available to assist her allies whilst noting the importance they play on Sandum state policy. The states Sandus and all micronations identify with and are allied with shape the way their states form and act; this micronational phenomenon of socialisation has recently been noted by M. Oberstadt in his newspaper On the SectorThankfully for Sandus, our allies have always been active, self-defending, and strong allies that use several means to protect themselves: from personal debate (Renasia and Erusia), to strong diplomacy (Austenasia), Sandus has its foreign affairs strengthened by the experience of the State with her allies. Our allies, too, have always had unique internal policies that have helped us: Renasia has had economic building policies, which have strengthened our system of cooperatives, and Austenasia has had nation-building policies, which have sought for us to strengthen our culture and – following the example of Wrythe – display our capital province more.

Sandus is not a state that simply takes from the experiences of Renasia and Austenasia; we certainly donate to them our experiences and our dialogue – which is so vital in our micronational world – though they are more capable of detecting these than we are. We too also have other alliances, other friendships; however, none are as united as the tripartite alliance with Renasia and Austenasia. Some, such as the Juclandian King Ciprian, have called this tripartite alliance “troika”.

Of course, our states have more to offer one another. All states can offer each other one thing or another; however, a state ought to guide its path. And, thankfully to say, Sandus has guided her path towards strength and prosperity so far. It is more logical, then, that states, which have historically guided their paths for so long, so together, should be compelled to unite further and strengthen their common ground. The prospective of a greater unity between like-minded states serves much potential for the individual part’s welfare, much as a wedding cake is better in whole than in parts. And, so, bells ought to toll for the creation of that unity.

Therefore, the marriage of the three states will bring more prosperity and, thankfully, that which is proposed does not mean to unity the three states together; just like marriage, these states may divorce themselves from this association. As the head is crowned with the veil and rice, the most important organ of the association be made up of the heads of government of a nation – the Union Council.

A court, however, will crown the achievements. Because most micronations lack a proper judicial system, all three states together shall form a new one – or, for those which have a judicial system already and wish to keep it, it shall be superior – and therefore create a completely working judicial system that maintains both the judiciousness of the law and a greater cooperation between the three states.

Working together will be the best way that our three states can work together. Each state must be able to know the amount of dedication to the Union it wishes and work towards that amount; each state, too, must be able to secede from the Union by a simple decree by the legitimate government of each state.

Each state now, at least, must do its duty to either work towards the proposal or to distance themselves from it.

— Sôgmô Sörgel.