- Not to be confused with the Lusophone sector
|Sector founded||1996 (as Lusophone sector)|
2020 (as a separated sector)
|Nations in area||13 micronations|
|Organisations in area|
|Notable people in area||Oscar I of Karnia-Ruthenia|
Thomas of Quinta Velha
Arthur II of Ebenthal
César of Lateran
Brazilian sector or Brazilian community (Portuguese: Setor brasileiro or Comunidade brasileira) is a term used to categorizes micronations which are mostly bounded and are located inside the Brazilian macronational territory.
The sector was founded as a mostly-derivatist division of the mostly-simulationist and historical-modelist Lusophone sector, an initiative to gather the derivatist lusophone micronationalists. The term is used since the signature of the Treaty of Persenburg, on 23 March 2020.
Terminology[edit | edit source]
The term Brazilian sector is commonly used to described micronations in the territory of Brazil that persue the derivatist tradition of micronationalism, in opposition to the modelist-simulationist tradition followed by the Lusophone sector, also called as Lusophonia. Is confirmed by the Treaty of Persenburg the general idea that to be considered member of this sector, the micronation should have some form of binding with Brazil - in culture, territory or language. The micronation also should also have its main territory in Brazil.
History[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
The first representation of micronational activity within the Portuguese-speaking micronationalists was the Lusophone Sector or Lusophonia ("Lusofonia", in Portuguese), that surfaced around 1996, being a concept of that should not be understood as referring to the mere set of individual micronations, but in fact to the "medium", the middle of them, the activity between them. In 1992, the Kingdom of Porto Claro appeared as the first internet-based lusophone micronation. By the end of 1997, another lusophone micronation, the Holy Empire of Réunion also grew substantially and even surpassed Porto Claro's force. Réunion was the first lusophone micronation to appeal to sectors outside Lusophonia, as it was created as bilingual micronation and remained so until 1999. Founded in 2001, the Free Community of Pasargada was the first significant lusophone project to break traditional paradigm of Lusophonia. Although primely built by Réunian veterans, the new micronation introduced a whole new vision and practise for lusophone sector, in a movement later baptized as the Pasargadan Turn. All lusophone micronations after 2002 got influenced one way or another by Pasargadan Realism - the first exception to the modelist-simulationist tradition of micronationalism and the only accepted example by older micronations.
This sector's peak of activity happened in a period between 2000 and 2005, with a dozen active projects; most of them, with Brazilian micronationalists. By the end of 2006 and from that moment on, the Lusophone sector experienced a decay of activity and enthusiasm. In the decade of 2010, vitality once again gave way to inactivity. By 2020's, few projects based on historic-modelism still exist, most of them considered "one-man nations" and they maintain an extremely hostile stance towards derivative projects, which gave rise to a reaction from Brazilian derivatists, who created the Brazilian sector, then considering Lusophonia as a "closed system", while the Brazilian sector would be a system receptive to foreign micronations and the common practice of micronationalism.
Split of the Lusophone sector[edit | edit source]
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 derivatist micronationalists in Brazil 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, considering the Lusophonia a "closed system", some derivatists projects noted they should organized themselves like 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.
Treaty of Persenburg[edit | edit source]
The beggining of this cision within Portuguese-speaking micronationalism started in a conversation that 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. The result of this conversation was the Treaty of Persenburg and the creation of the Brazilian Micronationalism group on Facebook. Most of the members were made up of micronationalists whose projects were of recent foundation, most had acquired experience in simulationist 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.
Summits[edit | edit source]
Given the derivative nature of this sector, micronational meetings are more than encouraged, but desired. In addition to being envisaged as an important part of micronational culture by the Persenburg Treaty, they reinforce the bonds of friendship between Brazilian micronationalists. Many meetings took place even before the formation of the Brazilian sector, but an emblematic one occurred a few days before its official foundation.
On 08 March 2020, Oscar I met Rafael, King of the Lunes and his wife, Queen Letizia, in São Paulo, Brazil, for a state dinner. In addition to the fact that both are personal friends, they are experienced micronationalists and the conversation moved through several micronational subjects and took a long time in the posture of micronations already established face the new projects that appeared in Brazil; in their vast majority, derivative projects that learned about the current through contact with the foreign micronational community and often, the target of hostility by Portuguese-speaking micronationalists.
Although prior to the emergence of the Brazilian sector, the meeting was important to form Oscar I's conviction to elaborate the separation between derivatists and simulationists micronationalists not through open confrontation, but through diplomatic articulation and cultural incentive. This meeting between the Emperor of Karnia-Ruthenia and the Kings of Luna can be considered as the first micronational meeting of the Brazilian sector.
Micronations inside the Brazilian sector[edit | edit source]
Active micronations[edit | edit source]
|Flag||Micronation||Capital||Government||Year of establishment||Notes|
|Manso||Distrito Real||Constitutional Monarchy||2017||Never ratified; allegedly removed itself from the sector|
|Residência Principal||Absolute and Elective Monarchy||2020|
|Alegres||Absolute Monarchy||2020||First micronation to join after the signature of the Treaty of Persenburg.|
|Quinta Velha||Quinta Velha||Autocracy||2018|
|Villa Alicia||Maringá||Constitutional monarchy||2014|
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Lusophone sector", article of MicroWiki.com, originally written by Lucas Campos in 14 December 2012, and updated by other contribuitors.
- "História", Porto Claro official website, 19 April 2010.
- Holy Empire of Réunion official website.
- "Hemeroteca Imperial", Imperial Gallery.
- "História de Reunião", Imperial Archive. 2015.
- Free Community of Pasargada official website.