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Solcosm
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Is your nation truly Sovereign/Independent?

Postby Solcosm » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:15 pm

Definition of Sovereignty:

noun.
1. supreme power or authority.

2. the authority of a state to govern itself or another state.

3. a self-governing state.


In this case, I am referring more to the second/third definition. Is your nation self-governing or is it ruled/influenced/controlled by an external factor? Do you have a Declaration of Independence? Or is your nation at the mercy of your neighbors, or is your nation reliant on other nations to keep your economy together?

The Declaration of Solcosm Independence is currently done with its first draft, but many more additions/revisions to come.

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Postby Freie Stadt Wiedheim » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:27 pm

For the Free City of Wiedheim, this is quite an interesting question. The easy answer would be: Yes. The Free City has supreme power over itself, it governs itself without any other state or organization above it, and yes, it's entirely self-governing.
The more sophisticated answer might still boil down to yes, but there was a lot happening in the 1500 years it has been existing as a sovereign city-state for now. Wiedheim was part of the Storöer League, a league of cities most of which nowadays belong to the Federation of Lillorainen, some also to the Republic of Stella Dorata - thus, there were quite some more powerful cities influencing Wiedheimer Law, aligning it to the common standards of the League. When the Storöer League stopped being a thing in the 19th century, after multiple centuries, Wiedheim was entirely on its own again. When the Federation of Lillorainen got founded, in 1981, and Stella Dorata built up and extended its military dictatorship, it was clear, that Wiedheim would try to join the Federation. There was a series of diplomatic talks, law changes in Wiedheim in order to comply with Lillorainian Federal Law, but at the end of the day, the change didn't happen - and as soon as this got clear, Wiedheim started to create its own system again.
So yes, Wiedheim, despite being this small, is independent as a state, but there is some history behind it, the paragraph above still just being a short version.

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Tokora
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Postby Tokora » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:32 pm

My nation used to be a French colony but achieved independence in the 1970's with aid from the USSR, Vietnam, and India. There is a rivalry with China but it cooperates heavily with Vietnam and they share a mutual-defense pact.

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Blanjiland
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Postby Blanjiland » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:11 pm

By pure definition, Blanjiland is a sovereign state. However, it’s not that simple. While one must be a natural-born citizen to become a member of the Cabinet or run for Prime Oligarch, incumbents of these positions have historically had ties to other nations (in nearly all cases, business-related), and has influenced policy on numerous occasions. Blanjiland is also the head of several alliances and economic unions. For example, Blanjiland is the head of the North Sea Treaty Organization, a military alliances between ~10 nations, both major and minor. Blanjiland is also the founder of the World Trade Union, an international organization sanctioned by the League of Nations that analyzes and regulates global trade, and enforced international fiscal law. While the economy is fairly self-sufficient, Blanjiland is extremely dependent on several imports from its past and present colonies. As of July 2017, Blanjiland has no national debt. Militarily, however, Blanjiland is extremely dependent on its allies for protection. Despite its influential position in the NSTO, Blanjiland only contributes to about 5% of the alliance’s active military forces. Major threats to national security includes its neighbor, the People’s Glorious Republic of Swaden, which recently occupied the entire nation during the 50 day war, and was only driven back by a joint invasion force of the entire NSTO. The terrorist organization French Liberation Army is also suspected to be backed by the Socialist Republic of France.
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Postby Thermodolia » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:10 pm

Thermodolia is a sovereign world superpower. Thermodolia doesn’t have a Declaration of Independence because there was no nation to declare independence from. Thermodolia has just always existed
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Postby Yubiusk » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:38 pm

As a matter of fact, we aren't a sovereign independent state — or even a state per se, as we have no organs of statehood or machinery of unified government. We are a non-statial nation, itinerants who move through other nations whilst maintaining a distinct identity.
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Switmerica
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Postby Switmerica » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:06 am

The Federal Republic of Switmerica is an independent and sovereign nation, with the authority to govern itself. In the power structure of our nation, any matter that has not been legislated by the federal government can be legislated by the states, but if the federal government does introduced a law on a matter that contradicts state law, federal law will take precedence. The Special Region of Kappa One is granted extra devolved powers as they are undergoing integration into our country.
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Postby TURTLESHROOM II » Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:56 pm

TurtleShroom was nominally colonized by Imperial Russia during the Time of Troubles, but was never actually a true colony, as its sheer distance and irrelevancy meant that, when the Russians even remembered the settlement existed, they didn't care about it.

During the Time of Troubles, throngs of Protestants in Russia (and, immediately after the Niekas Reforms, the Orthodox Old Believers) were given money and expelled to prevent the forces opposed to Tsar False Dmitry (whom they sided with) from killing them all. In their escape, these Russian refugees met up with the persecuted, newly formed Baptist denomination in a British state, which they ended up adopting themselves.

Tsar False Dmitry avised them to stay far away from any Russian state whatsoever, and after a long travel, they ended up in the Valkia region, known back then as the Land of Power. These refugees, that now served as Missionaries, would ultimately become the first humans in what is now TurtleShroom in at least five hundred years. They would successfully convert, and ultimately unite with, the two non-human states present.

Although it was technically a Russian colony, the Missionary stronghold was never actually countered, controlled, or otherwise influenced by any Russian state, realm, or Tsar. De facto, and in the eyes of the Missionaries themselves, TurtleShroom was always a sovereign entity, just like its non-human neighbors.

TurtleShroom never declared independence from the Russian Empire, but upon the country's actual founding on October 13th, 1796 AD, they sent a courtesy letter to the Russian Empire declaring that, per its unification, they were dissolving the in-name-only "colonial" ties to them. Russia sent her regards and later gave gave Ural emeralds and emerald dust as a gift of goodwill and cordial relations. The emeralds would ultimately be fashioned into the Crowns of TurtleShroom.
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Postby Aikoland » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:43 pm

The Empire of Aikoland is a fully sovereign and independent European island nation located in the Mediterranean. We have no declaration of independence as our state has existed since the 6th century and, outside of two brief periods from 1812 to 1815 and again from 1940 to 1945, we have never been under the control of a foreign country.
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Diarcesia
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Postby Diarcesia » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:49 pm

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Postby First American Empire » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:14 pm

We're mostly independent. We do have to obey laws passed by the League of Nations*, but we have enough influence in it to block most laws that we don't agree to. Our Emperor is, theoretically, outranked only by whichever head of state holds the League of Nations Presidency, currently Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico.

*Which in our timeline ended up basically having a similar structure to the EU. A lot of countries left the League though, and it does coexist with the more lenient UN. It includes my country, Latin America, India, most of Sub-Saharan Africa, Scandinavia, and a few miscellaneous nations in other parts of the globe.
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Holdac
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Postby Holdac » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:17 pm

Solcosm wrote:Definition of Sovereignty:

noun.
1. supreme power or authority.

2. the authority of a state to govern itself or another state.

3. a self-governing state.


In this case, I am referring more to the second/third definition. Is your nation self-governing or is it ruled/influenced/controlled by an external factor? Do you have a Declaration of Independence? Or is your nation at the mercy of your neighbors, or is your nation reliant on other nations to keep your economy together?

The Declaration of Solcosm Independence is currently done with its first draft, but many more additions/revisions to come.


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Roma and Italia
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Postby Roma and Italia » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:17 pm

The Roman state, since the founding of the Second Kingdom after the fall of the Western Roman Administration has been for the most part been a sovereign entity, only having been under the thumb of another country for a few centuries under the eastern portion of the Empire. However sovereignty was regained in the chaos of the Islamic era, which saw the influence and power of the Emperor in Constantinople diminish. The unwillingness of the electors to vote for Justinus Constantinus to ascend to the throne would be a major reason for the Kingdom to go for it's independence during the civil war that soon followed, and even help the Lombards' take Italian territory held by the Rhoman's.

Since then, the Roman state has remained sovereign despite the best efforts of it's many foes to bring it to it's knees.
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Jerbasa
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Postby Jerbasa » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:37 am

Jerbasa is an independent and sovereign state with full self-governance under the constitution. There is no declaration of independence as Jerbasa has never been a part of another nation or occupied by another nation.
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Auzkhia
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Postby Auzkhia » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:11 am

The German Realm is one of the world's premier Great Powers. It controls territory to varying degrees in central Europe, Africa and the Pacific islands.

Both the hard and soft power go relatively unmatched, especially in Europe. We have the largest economy in the European union, have the largest army in the European Defense Alliance (Europawehrbund). We are most definitely a sovereign state at the moment. Though many support closer integration among Europe.

Some accuse some states in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas of being potential puppet states.
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Wochaystein
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Postby Wochaystein » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:50 pm

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Cronica
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Postby Cronica » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:16 pm

Cronica is entirely independent and has been for around fifty years. After its independence from Britain, it has remained closely tied with its German background ever since elements of German royalty fled to the small nation during the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm. While not directly successors of the Kaiser, they share the same birthright. For example, if the German Empire were to exist, Cronica would most likely be part of a German commonwealth.

Cronica has its own declaration of independence, royal family, government, foreign policy, and background; Cronica's connection to Germany is mostly symbolic and ceremonial.
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Vallermoore
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Postby Vallermoore » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:51 pm

Yes, although there are nations we are careful not to anger like the Victorious Decepticons.

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Grand Proudhonia
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Postby Grand Proudhonia » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:54 pm

We are truly self governing unlike most false republics and democracies

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Holdac
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Postby Holdac » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:45 pm

Grand Proudhonia wrote:We are truly self governing unlike most false republics and democracies

crush the state



yes, crush the state just like you crushed your economy.
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Postby The Emu Federation » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:31 pm

We're a colony of the Tornado Queendom
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Gandoor
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Postby Gandoor » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:10 am

The Democratic Republic is a fully sovereign and independent state and has been since its founding in the 16th century. It has the complete self-government and is the sole governing authority over the entire Gandoorese territory.
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Postby Luziyca » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:19 am

Rwizikuru is truly sovereign and independent. Now if you excuse us, it looks like we received some more foreign aid...
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Raikus
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Postby Raikus » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:15 am

Raikus is an independent and sovereign state. This has been the case since the principality's founding, following the desire of the prince to have a smaller territorial holding aside from his other realms and dominions.
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Ohu
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Postby Ohu » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:25 am

Yes, we are fully independent from all other sovereign powers, although we do exchange information with other polities across the Internet (interstellar network)

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