Treaty of Persenburg

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Treaty of Persenburg
Tratado de Persenburgo
Cover of the treaty.
Cover of the treaty.
Created 12 March 2020
Ratified 23 March 2020
Location Persenburg, Karnia-Ruthenia
Authors Emperor-King Oscar
  • Establish the Brazilian sector of micronationalism.
  • Promote derivatism among Brazilian micronacionalists.
  • Establish wide contact with another micronational sectors.

The Treaty of Persenburg is a treaty signed by Brazilian micronationalists that engaged in defense of derivatism withing the Portuguese-speaking micronationalism in a initiave chaired by Oscar I of Karnia-Ruthenia, and held in Persenburg from 12 to 23 March 2020. The objective of the treaty was to provide a major highlight for the practice of derivatism for Brazilian micronationalists, usually target of attacks by historical-modelists micronations and its micronationalists.

The immediate background was continuous attacks on derivatists made by traditional micronationalists, that expose criticism on derivatism practice as "ignorant" and "dishonest", a common pattern, but growing between the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. Far beyond promoting derivatism among Brazilian aspirants to micronational practice, the signatories intended to establish good terms with each other, in contrast to the rivalry of Brazilian micronations at the time and to present themselves to the other micronational sectors as a variant of Lusophone sector, a more friendly and open to micronational practices enshrined in the rest of the world.

The Lusophone sector of micronationalism was known for modelism and simulationism, being the only micronational sector where this segment was the majority. Dissent to this current was ostracized and harassed. Thus, the signatories understood that this sector was a "closed system" and should remain so. That said, they would be organized like the other sectors, based this time not only on language, but also on geography and to establish more active relations with other linguistic and geographic sectors.

In a technical sense, the preparations for the treaty never met a session or voting; most of the discussions occurred in informal conversation among the signatories. The first conversation happened on 12 March 2020 between the Emperor of Karnia-Ruthenia and the Queen of Manso, the leaders of the most successful derivative projects of Brazilian origin. Having agreed to assume a more uniform position, they began to issue invitations to active micronations and derivatives founded in Brazil with whom they maintained formal contact.

Of the original signatory sets, most were made up of micronationalists whose projects were of recent foundation, most had acquired experience in simulation micronationalism, had contact with the foreign micronational movement, especially the English-speaking micronations, the called "Anglophone sector", and were sympathetic to the ideas of creating their projects with based on the Montevideo Convention of 1933.

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