Strathclyde

 
 

Strathclyde: In Brief

Strathclyde is a serious micronation in western Europe.  She has her own elected King, written constitution, elected government, elected parliament, and is recognised by at least 16 other micronations around the world.
     She has her own laws and is heavily influenced by and committed to human rights, and to John Stuart Mill's idea of liberty, which is protected through our constitution.

 Communicate 

 
One of Strathclyde's former websites is its ProBoards message board website.  Here, you can leave messages and interact with others: http://mpc1980.proboards34.com/index.cgi, although it is no longer in use by the State.
 
Strathclyde also has another website (a formerly official website, but no longer so), which is no longer updated: http://strathclyde.homestead.com
 

 Private Audience with the King 

 
You can also email the King (freescotland92@hotmail.com) at any time about anything.  But he cannot answer or discuss micronational political matters.
 

 How can I become a Strathclyde citizen? 

 
 
Fill in this declaration, copy it and paste it, and email it to The King at freescotland92@hotmail.com --
 
 
"I, [Here insert the name of the person applying], solemnly and sincerely declare and affirm that I, as a Strathclyde citizen, will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Strathclyde, honour and abide by her laws, and respect His Majesty King Mark, his Heirs and Successors, according to law. Signed [Here insert the signature of the person applying]. Dated [Here insert the date on which this declaration was signed by the person applying].". 

 What is a micronation? 

 
Among nations, there are general descriptions which describe countries with reference to their size.  Generally, a country that exists "in the real world" (such as Britain or Canada) is called a macronation; a country in the real world that is very small (such as the Vatican or San Marino) is usually called a microstate
 
But, on the internet, a micronation (like Strathclyde) is an internet-country.
 

 Why do it? 

 
The reason why Strathclyde exists on the internet as a country rather than in the real world is twofold.  One is that most, if not all, of the current territory on earth is already claimed by macronations and recognised by other macronations as its territory.  Second is that most macronations are conservative-thinking and recognition of a micronation such as Strathclyde may compromise its relations with other, more powerful macronations, so macronational recognition would most likely not be forthcoming, even from the United Nations.
 
This leaves the internet as the only place where Strathclyde, and the group of people who join her as her citizens and recognise her king, can exist and be free.
 

 Tell me more about Strathclyde? 

 
Strathclyde declared independence on 20 August, 2001 from the United Kingdom; the reason why The King, who is the Founding Citizen, chose Strathclyde over anywhere else is because he was born in the Strathclyde Region of Scotland (a local government region that was abolished in 1996) in 1980, and had he been born 1000 years earlier, he would have been born in the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde.
 
Strathclyde is an independent country under international law, having declared independence from the United Kingdom on 20 August 2001.  Under the Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States 1933, Strathclyde satisfies the conditions for being an independent country, with (a) a permanent population (with the monarch and the prime minister, and 5 other citizens); (b) a defined territory comprising the late Strathclyde Region; (c) a government with The King and the Prime Minister; and (d) the capacity to enter into relations with other states, evidenced by our numerous treaties.
 
 


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