Missouri Compact

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Missouri Compact
Created 08 October 2015
Location Fulton, Callaway
Authors Delveran and North American government
Signers Flagofdelvera.jpg Grand Republic of Delvera
NACFlag2019.png North American Confederation
Purpose - Reduction of North American claims in Missouri
- Expansion of Delveran claims in Missouri
- Secured protection and neutrality to the Kingdom of Callaway

The Missouri Compact, also sometimes informally referred to as Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the Grand Republic of Delvera and the North American Confederation, is a treaty signed between the Delveran and North American government in which the signatories resolved an issue of overlapping land claims between the two nations in Missouri. The Kingdom of Callaway is a non-signatory beneficiary. The agreement officially went into effect on 26 October 2015.[1][2][3][4].

Terms[edit | edit source]

The Compact is divided into five clauses that lay out the agreed upon terms as well as procedures for changing the particulars of the document.

The first clause called for a reduction of North American claims in Missouri, which had previously included the entirety of the state. It relegated the NAC to only the counties north of the Missouri River, excluding the Kingdom of Callaway, and barred further expansion by the Confederation without due process.

The second clause restricted territorial and demographic expansion of the Grand Republic of Delvera north of the Missouri River without due process.

The third clause granted freedom of movement and commerce within the entirety of the state by citizens of both the Confederation and Delvera.

The fourth clause granted special protection and a status of neutrality to the Kingdom of Callaway, further ensured by guarantee of travel and visitation rights to citizens of both the Confederation and Delvera.

The fifth and final clause provided a process for the alteration of the terms of the treaty, which specifically requires the approval of the governments of both nations.

Signatories[edit | edit source]

The Compact was signed by the heads of state and government of both nations. Jordan Brizendine and Casey Pemberton, First and Vice Consul respectively, signed for Delvera, while HIRM William I and Rev. Joseph Marx, Emperor and Prime Minister successively, signed for the North American Confederation. Prior to the official addition of the Delveran signatures, the Delveran Council of Governors approved the treaty by unanimous vote, as per the requirements of the Delveran Constitution.

Beneficiaries[edit | edit source]

The Kingdom of Callaway, though a neutral non-signatory of the Compact, was nevertheless included in the terms of the document due to its cultural and historical significance and its recognized de jure independence. The capital of the Kingdom, Fulton, was chosen as the signatory location of the treaty because of its neutrality and geographical location between the two nations.

Gallery of Effects[edit | edit source]

Response[edit | edit source]

Domestic[edit | edit source]

To coincide with the signing of the Compact, Prime Minister Joseph Marx of the North American Confederation authored and recorded a speech known as the Missouri Proclamation. The Proclamation outlined the goals of NAC foreign policy and Marx’s vision for the future of micronationalism in North America. The speech was praised in Delvera as articulate and inspiring.

International[edit | edit source]

The Compact received a largely positive response from the micronational community, with one viewer commenting: “What a great day for diplomacy. Congratulations to both nations.”

One viewer, however, was upset that the Compact did not include his nation, whose territory was apparently at least partially claimed by the North American Confederation. The relatively new micronation was unknown to both the Grand Republic and the Confederation before the signing of the treaty, and even when referred to the appropriate website, Delveran officials could not find a map or description of its location.

External links[edit | edit source]

Recording of the Missouri Proclamation, by Prime Minister Joseph Marx.

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