Treaty of Persenburg
|Treaty of Persenburg|
Tratado de Persenburgo
Cover of the treaty.
|Created||12 March 2020|
|Ratified||23 March 2020|
|Authors||Oscar I of Karnia-Ruthenia|
The Treaty of Persenburg (Portuguese: Tratado de Persenburgo) is a treaty signed by Brazilian micronationalists that engaged in defense of derivatism withing the Portuguese-speaking micronationalism in a initiave chaired by the Emperor-King 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.
The Brazilian micronational community as we know it today emerged in the early 1990s, with Porto Claro and had its practices marked by the success of the Holy Empire of Réunion, a micronation of international reputation and the greatest exponent of Brazilian micronationalism. However, at the end of the first decade of 2000, the simulationist format showed signs of wear, and the projects that followed never reproduced the micronational practice consolidated by Porto Claro, Pasargada and Réunion, becoming more similar to RPG platforms than micronationalism, leading the Brazilian micronational scenario to isolation.
By the end of the decade of 2010, the simulation micronations were stagnant, the virtualist micronations were forced to deal with simulationists and the first contacts with derivatist micronations arose, and as an exponent of this new wave of micronations, Karnia-Ruthenia emerged. At first, there was no friction, but over time and the importation of new customs and concepts from foreign micronationalism led to unprecedented levels of hostility to micronational projects of a derivative nature.
In early 2020, a wave of fierce criticism aimed at isolating derivatives. With the support of new projects and new micronationalists who knew the activity not by Brazilian micronationalists, but by foreign sources, the creation of a protocol aimed at strengthening and uniting derivative micronations was discussed. The Treaty of Persenburg emerged. More than that, to differentiate themselves from the status quo, the Brazilian sector was created, although the expression Lusophone sector was still used, especially because the overwhelming majority of Brazilian micronations with international prominence were all belonging to the derivative movement.
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 through online conversation. 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.
Among Brazilian micronationalists focused on projects considered "historical-simulationism", the points defended by the derivatists were an attempt to "divide the hobby". Even the use of the word "simulation" was seen as an "aggression" by derivatists, even though the same expression is used on simulationist micronation sites to define their own activities.
Fearful of losing the hegemony over the concept of micronational activity, the simulationists micronations published several offensive articles against derivatists, in the diplomatic, but also personal sphere<refPrince-Protector release Note on Macronational Events, Territory of Lateran States official website, 02 June 2020.</ref>. The Queen of Manso and the ruler of Deltária, fearing to lose the alleged progress of their projects, would leave the initiative and start supporting the simulationists, including attacks on derivatists, namely the then Princess of Sildavia and the King of Ebenthal, starting the short Santiago-Mansean Conflict and marking derivative activity thereafter.
Over the following year, attacks decreased and Brazilian micronational activity was found among the progress of derivative micronations in establishing themselves as the national representation of micronationalism for other projects around the world through the Conference of Santiago, formed months after the signing of the Treaty of Persenburg, while the most reactionary elements of the Brazilian micronational community degredolated to the simulationism and the RPG.
- Oscar I of Karnia-Ruthenia
- Marina I of Manso, never ratified
- Arthur II of Ebenthal
- César of the Lateran States
- Viviènne I of Montevert, never ratified
- Johannes I of Armatia
- Viktor I of Deltaria, never ratified
The convention was and still is open for accession for any micronation, and following is the list of micronations that signed the treaty.
- Lateran State
- Kingdom of Quinta Velha
- Kingdom of Luna
- Kingdom of Sildavia
- Principality of Nossia
- Great Empire of Villa Alicia
- Kingdom of Braspor
- Hanseatic and Confederate States of Achsen
- Empire of Lifréia
- Independent State of the Rhine
- Kingdom of Taslavia
- Treaty of Persenburg, given in Persenburg, 12 March 2020
- Império Alemão (4 April 2020). "Treaty of Persenburg shaken diplomatic relations with the Manso (pt)". Vyšehrad Noviny.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Lateran State states on the Treaty of Persenburg, 04 April 2020.
- Resolution on the Treaty of Persenburg, Ebenthali Government, 23 April 2020.
- Dissaproval Note, Ebenthali Government, 13 April 2020.
- Open Letter to Micronations, Territory of Lateran States official website, 06 April 2020.