Quorum, 29th February 2020

Present:
Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall (Chair)
Kingdom of Wegmat
Kingdom of Wyvern
Empire of Iustus
Triumvirate of Sonderan
Federated States of Gapla (provisional)
Principality of New Eiffel
Commonwealth of Essexia
Principality of Posaf
Grand Republic of Cycoldia
Empire of Aenopia
Principality of Montescano
Palatinate of Uberquiesenberg
Union of Nova-Occitania
Kingdom of Lytera
Principality of Ledilia

Voting in absentia:
Principality of Zenrax
United Kingdoms of Misberia and Caloudonum

The Quorum entered into session at 21:00 UTC.

Membership applications  

The Chair gave notice that there were no membership applications.

Appointment of the Associate Justices  

The Supreme Judge nominated Newton von Uberquie, the delegate for Uberquiesenberg and Emperor Jonathan I, the delegate for Austenasia as Associate Justices.

Newton von Uberquie
The Quorum divided:
Support: 8
Oppose: 1
Abstain: 1
Newton von Uberquie was confirmed as an Associate Justice of the Grand Unified Micronational. 

Emperor Jonathan I 
The Quorum divided:
Support: 8
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
Emperor Jonathan I was confirmed as an Associate Justice of the Grand Unified Micronational.

Closing business

The Chair invited the delegate for Posaf to speak about Phase 3 of the GUM Sister Cities Program. The delegate for Posaf said that while he has been busy the past week, Phase 3 would begin within the next week and more options will become available.

Quorum was adjourned at 21:33 UTC

Quorums, 15th February 2020

Present
Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall (Chair)
Principality of New Eiffel
Empire of Iustus
Gymnasium State
United Kingdoms of Misberia and Caloudonum
Empire of Aenopia
Principality of Posaf
Kingdom of Wegmat
Union of Nova-Occitania
Palatinate of Uberquiesenberg
Union of Millania and New Granada
Kingdom of Atovia
Federal Republic of Caddia (provisional)
Grand Republic of Cycoldia
Kingdom of Lytera

Voting in absentia
Principality of Zenrax

The Quorum entered into session at 18:06 UTC.

The Chair gave notice that membership applications would be done last, and advised delegates who would not be in attendance by the end of Quorum to him their absentee votes.

24-Hour Quorum

The Chair invited thoughts on a date and time for the fourth 24-Hour Quorum. The delegate for Misberia gave the times at which most delegates could attend Quorms from the official GUM survey he did as a reference for when the 24-Hour Quorum could start, most commonly ranging from 18:00 to 22:00 (UTC). It was commonly agreed upon that Saturday and Sunday would be the best times.

The Chair motioned to set the date and time for the 24 Hour Quorum to be starting on the 22nd February 2020 at 08:00 (UTC). The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 2
The Quorum approved the motion.

Membership applications

The chair gave notice that he had rejected the application for the Iceni Democratic Republic as it had dissolved.

Rednecks Republic (observer)  
The Quorum divided:
Support: 13
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The Rednecks Republic was accepted as an observer.

The Chair intermittently left, and Quorum was left un-adjourned without a Chair or Vice-Chair for thirty minutes.

Quorum was adjourned by the Vice-Chair at 19:04 UTC

A second Quorum was later held by the Vice-Chair on the same day:

Present:
Commonwealth of Essexia (Vice-Chair)
Empire of Aenopia
United Kingdoms of Misberia and Caloudonum
Empire of Iustus
Principality of New Eiffel
Kingdom of Wegmat
Principality of Posaf
Union of Millania and New Granada
Kingdom of Lytera
Federal Republic of Caddia (provisional)
Triumvirate of Sonderan

The Quorum entered into session at 20:51 UTC

Membership applications
Federation of New Port (full) 
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 9
Abstain: 0

The Chair moved that New Port be instead offered observership status. The Quorum divided:
Support: 9
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
New Port was accepted as an observer state.

The Most Serene Judaistic People’s Democratic Republic of the Provinces and Greater Confederates of Henristan (Observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 3

Despotate of Vlasynia (full) 
The Quorum divided:
Support: 2
Oppose: 3
Abstain: 2

Closing business

The Vice-Chair apologised for the inconvenience of holding two Quorum sessions.

Quorum was adjourned at 21:08.

Quorum, 1st February 2020

Present
Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall (Chair)
Union of Mercia and Lurk
Empire of Iustus
Empire of Aenopia
Commonwealth of Essexia
United Kingdoms of Misberia and Caloudonum
Grand Republic of Cycoldia
Principality of Posaf
Federal Republic of Caddia (provisional)

The Quorum entered into session at 19:38 UTC.

Membership applications

The delegate for Iustus gave notice that there were no membership applications.

Help Joining the GUM

The Chair motioned to integrate the Help Joining GUM project as an official entity of the GUM. The Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The Quorum approved the motion.

Closing business

The delegate for Posaf stated that the Sister Cities Project Phase 2 will likely start in a week due to the success of the project. The delegate for Lytera expressed their delight for the success of the Sister Cities Project.

The Quorum was adjourned at 19:50 UTC.

 

Quorum, 30th January 2020

Present
Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall (Chair)
Principality of New Eiffel
Kingdom of Atovia
Empire of Adammia
Kingdom of Gradonia
Principality of Posaf
Palatinate of Uberquiesenberg
Empire of Iustus
Empire of Aenopia
Republic of New Westphalia
Kingdom of Lytera
Republic Poplar Nerva
Kingdom of Montescano
Gymnasium State

Quorum entered into an extraordinary session at 17:03 UTC.

Motion to expel Hasanistan

The Chair noted the evidence of the delegate of Hasanistan admitting to the vandalism on MicroWiki in public on MicroWiki@Discord and in private, and noted how the Occitania courts had come to the same conclusion holding the delegate for Hasanistan and Emiel of Mahuset accountable for the vandalism. Delegates further condemned the actions of the vandalism, citing it as being unprofessional. The delegate for Aenopia called the vandalism inappropriate and childish.

The Chair motioned that the Delegation of Hasanistan be hereby ejected from the GUM for misconduct. The quorum divided:
Support: 14
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0

The Delegation of Hasanistan was rejected.

Closing business

The delegate for Uberquiesenberg released a statement on behalf of the Konmalehth Chairman, thanking the GUM Chair and senior staff for working closely with the Konmalehth Chair and his staff on a speedy resolution to the matter, and said that he was glad to have the trust of the GUM in resolving cross community issues and hope that they can have a continued positive relationship in future.

The Quorum was adjourned at 17:19 UTC.

Quorum, 11th January 2020

Present
Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall (Chair)
Kingdom of Lytera
Principality of New Eiffel
Commonwealth of Essexia
State of Zenrax
United Kingdoms of Misberia and Caloudonum
Principality of Posaf
Empire of Austenasia
Union of Mercia and Lurk
Palatinate of Uberquiesenberg
Gymnasium State
People’s Republic of Ponderosa Hills
Principality of Ledilia
Republic of New Rizalia
Principality of Montescano
Empire of Iustus
Kingdom of Wegmat

The Quorum entered into session at 18:02 UTC.

Membership applications

The Chair gave notice that he had dismissed the following applications:
-Grand Duchy of Rabenberg
-City State of Daeteria
-Somcowian Federation
-Principality of Ermenstein
There were no objections to the dismissals.

Kingdom of Abristan (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 10
Abstain: 0
The Chair moved that Abristan be instead offered observership status. The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 5
Abstain: 1
The application was rejected.

Union of Nova-Occitania (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 10
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The Union of Nova-Occitania was accepted as a provisional member state.

United Kingdom of Maradia and Fienomige (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 5
Abstain: 3
The Chair moved that Maradia be instead offered observership status. The Quorum divided:
Support: 8
Oppose: 1
Abstain: 5
The motion was carried.

Sublime State of Hasanistan (observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 11
Oppose: 3
Abstain: 0
The Sublime State of Hasanistan was accepted as an observer state.

Empire of Nottingham (observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 14
Abstain: 1
The application was rejected.

Republic of Upper Shwartz Morgen Lorgen Land (observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 14
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The Republic of Upper Shwartz Morgen Lorgen Land was accepted as an observer state.

Kingdom of Begonia (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 2
The Kingdom of Begonia was accepted as a provisional member state.

Republic of Poplar Nerva (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 2
Abstain: 6
The Republic of Poplar Nerva was accepted as a provisional member state.

Federation of Orientia (observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 9
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 3
The Federation of Orientia was accepted as a provisional member state.

Appointment of the Vice-Chair

The Chair nominated Lord Matthew, the delegate for Essexia, as Vice-Chair. The Quorum divided:
Support: 11
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
Lord Matthew of Essexia was confirmed as Vice-Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational.

Appointment of the Supreme Judge

The Chair nominated Bradley of Dullahan, the delegate for Wyvern, as Supreme Judge. The Quorum divided:
Support: 11
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
Bradley of Dullahan was confirmed as Supreme Judge of the Grand Unified Micronational.

Staff appointments

Secretary for Public Relations and Press
The Chair nominated Emperor Adam I, the delegate for Adammia. The Quorum divided:
Support: 11
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The appointment was confirmed.

Secretary for Statistical Research
The Chair nominated Archie Birch, the delegate for Misberia. The Quorum divided:
Support: 10
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The appointment was confirmed.

Secretary for Events and Summits
The Chair nominated Daniel Morris, the delegate for New Westphalia. The Quorum divided:
Support: 9
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The appointment was confirmed.

Secretary of Diplomacy and Recruitment
The Chair nominated Nicholas Randouler, the delegate for Posaf. The Quorum divided:
Support: 11
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The appointment was confirmed.

Secretary for Micronational Development
The Chair nominated Zarel Smith, the delegate for New Eiffel. The Quorum divided:
Support: 12
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The appointment was confirmed.

Archivist
The Chair nominated Emperor Jonathan I, the delegate for Austenasia. The Quorum divided:
Support: 7
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The appointment was confirmed.

24-Hour Quorum

The Chair invited thoughts on a potential fourth 24-Hour Quorum. A number of possible charities were discussed. Dates ranging from mid-February to the Summer were considered and it was decided that the Staff would consider the matter further.

Questions to the Chair

There were no questions. The delegate for New Eiffel congratulated the Chair on a successful first Quorum, and the delegate for Posaf concurred.

The Quorum was adjourned at 19:44 UTC.

Result of the Chair election, December 2019

As acting returning officer I hereby give notice that the results of the election of the thirtieth Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational are as follows:

That a total of 29 valid ballots were cast, 0 spoilt ballots were cast, and that 29 ballots were cast in total, out of 33 full member states, giving a turnout of 87.9%;

That the total number of ballots cast for each candidate was as follows:

BAINBRIDGE, Thomas: His Royal Majesty King Thomas I (Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall) – 17 (58.6%)
BANKS, Alexander: His Holy Royal Highness King Alexander I (Kingdom of Lytera) – 2 (6.9%)
LOGAN: His Royal Highness Emperor Logan I (Empire of Aenopia) – 2 (6.9%)
TEZDZHAN-SMAHIN, Dionisiy: His Serene Highness Sovereign Prince Dionisiy I (Principality of Montescano) – 7 (24.1%)
None of the above – 1 (3.4%)

I therefore declare that His Royal Majesty Thomas I, King of Hrafnarfjall is duly elected as Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational.

Adamus Primus Imperator
Acting on authority of His Grace, Bradley of Dullahan, Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational
1st January 2020

Quorum, 8th December 2019

Present:
Kingdom of Wyvern (Chair)
Empire of Austenasia (Vice-Chair)
State of Zenrax (Supreme Judge)
Republic of New Rizalia
Principality of New Eiffel
Gymnasium State
Republic of New Westphalia
Grand Republic of Cycoldia
Kingdom of Lytera
Nemkhav Federation
Empire of Aenopia
Triumvirate of Sonderan
Principality of Posaf
Third Kingdom of Misberia

The Quorum entered into session at 19:12 UTC.

Status of the Chair
The Vice-Chair stated that the Internet connectivity issues of the Chair had been resolved and that he would be resuming his duties.

Membership applications

Lusitania Federation (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 8
Abstain: 0
The application was rejected. The Vice-Chair moved to offer observership status to Lusitania instead. The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 3
The motion was carried.

Principality of Ermenstein (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 8
Abstain: 1
The application was rejected. The Vice-Chair moved to offer observership status to Ermenstein instead. The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 9
Abstain: 1
The motion failed.

Second Republic of Keyenay (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 9
Abstain: 1
The application was rejected. The Vice-Chair moved to offer observership status to Keyenay instead. The Quorum divided:
Support: 1
Oppose: 4
Abstain: 4
The motion failed.

The Chair took over from the Vice-Chair.

Election of the Chair
The Chair stated that he would not seek re-election and expressed his hope that various good candidates would stand. It was stated that nominations shall open of the 11th of December. The delegate for Aenopia stated that he may consider running. The delegate for New Eiffel stated that he may consider running, but doubted that he would. The delegate for Posaf stated that he would consider running. The delegates for Misberia and Lytera stated that they would also consider running. The delegate for Gymnasium State stated that he would not run. The delegate for Cycoldia stated that she would run.

Questions to the Chair
The delegate for Posaf stated his intent to bring forward a micronational version of the Paris Climate Accords, and, noting that the Supreme Judge had stated that such a proposal would have to be written in line with the GUM Charter, asked which part of the Charter was relevant. The Chair responded that the Charter states that every member state is sovereign, that the accords can only be enforced upon the states which sign it, and that the signature of the GUM itself would only state that the Quorum supports the treaty and encourages member states to sign it.

The Quorum was adjourned at 20:00 UTC.

Quorum, 27th November 2019

Present:
Empire of Austenasia (Vice-Chair)
State of Zenrax (Supreme Judge)
Principality of New Eiffel
People’s Republic of Ponderosa Hills
Empire of Aenopia
Commonwealth of Essexia
Empire of Iustus
Kingdom of Wegmat
Grand Republic of Cycoldia
Third Kingdom of Misberia
Kingdom of Jupiter
Triumvirate of Sonderan
Kingdom of Ikonia
Principality of Montescano

The Quorum entered into session at 21:00 UTC.

Status of the Chair

The Vice-Chair stated that the Chair was having Internet connectivity problems, and that the Vice-Chair was to serve as Acting Chair until further notice. In the interests of clarifying that the Chair had not resigned, the Vice-Chair moved that it be recognised that he was serving as Vice-Chair with extraordinary powers until that status was revoked by the Chair, or until the end of the term of the incumbent Chair, giving him the right to unilaterally exercise all prerogatives of the Chair but without depriving the incumbent Chair of the right to do likewise or to review the Vice-Chair’s actions in this capacity.
The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The motion was carried.

Full membership confirmations

Empire of Aenopia
The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The Empire of Aenopia was confirmed as a full member state.

Grand Republic of Cycoldia
The Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 2
The Grand Republic of Cycoldia was confirmed as a full member state.

United Kingdom of Maradia and Fienomige
The Quorum divided:
Support: 1
Oppose: 3
Abstain: 3
The motion failed. The Vice-Chair moved to expel the United Kingdom of Maradia and Fienomige from the organisation. The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 2
Abstain: 2
The United Kingdom of Maradia and Fienomige was expelled from the Grand Unified Micronational.

People’s Republic of Ponderosa Hills
The Quorum divided:
Support: 8
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The People’s Republic of Ponderosa Hills was confirmed as a full member state.

Kingdom of Wegmat
The Quorum divided:
Support: 3
Oppose: 2
Abstain: 2
The Kingdom of Wegmat was confirmed as a full member state.

Membership applications

Empire of Lehmark (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 9
Abstain: 1
The application was rejected.

Jusin Republic (full, upgrade from observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 2
Abstain: 2
The Jusin Republic was upgraded from an observer state to a provisional member state.

Nottingham Empire (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 6
Abstain: 1
The application was rejected.

Republic of Matthewopia (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 1
Oppose: 6
Abstain: 0
The application was rejected.

Kingdom of Kohlandia (observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 1
Abstain: 1
The Kingdom of Kohlandia was accepted as an observer state.

Any Other Business
The delegate for Ponderosa Hills asked about an application for Lusitania. The Vice-Chair stated that they had been sent a link but had not applied. The delegate for Ponderosa Hills asked whether a motion may be made allowing the Sauveuse Republic as a full member in light of statements made by Ms. Eryn Lewis. The Supreme Judge responded that the Sauveuse Republic was yet to submit an official application for membership.

The Quorum adjourned at 21:59 UTC.

Quorum, 20th November 2019

Present:
Kingdom of Wyvern (Chair)
Empire of Austenasia (Vice-Chair)
State of Zenrax (Supreme Judge)
Commonwealth of Essexia
Third Kingdom of Misberia
Principality of Ledilia
Palatinate of Uberquiesenberg
Principality of Montescano
Kingdom of Jupiter
Gymnasium State
Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall
Kingdom of Gradonia
Empire of Aenopia (provisional)
Grand Republic of Cycoldia (provisional)

Quorum entered into an extraordinary session at 17:54 UTC.

Successor states of the People’s Federation of Quebec

The Chair informed the Quorum that the President McGrath of Quebec had dissolved Quebec and replaced it with the Sauveuse Republic, and that it had transpired that this action had been unconstitutional under Quebecois law. The Chair stated that the Sauveuse Republic had not notified the GUM of this change. The Chair further stated that the former Prime Minister Lewis of Quebec, whom the President had fired, had formed an alternative Quebecois government, and that a dispute had arisen as to which was the legitimate government of the nation. The Chair further stated that President McGrath had eventually recognised Lewis’ government as the legitimate government of Sauveuse, but had also created a new breakaway state known as the Socialist State of Paloma. The Chair put it to the Quorum that it must resolve to recognise either Sauveuse or Paloma as the successor state to Quebec, or neither. The delegate for Ledilia pointed out that Mr. Montan of Ponderosa Hills was the new President of the Sauveuse Republic, which he considered nonsensical, and advocated for recognising neither state. The delegate for Misberia stated his belief that the organisation had no right to determine the legitimate successor state, and also advocated for recognising neither. The delegate for Hrafnarfjall concurred. The provisional delegate Cycoldia suggested that the Quorum should refrain from making a decision until the situation resolved itself. The provisional delegate for Aenopia also stated that the Quorum should recognise neither, as both successor states were both very young by GUM standards.

Motion to recognise the Sauveuse Republic as the successor state to the People’s Federation of Quebec
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 7
Abstain: 3
The motion failed.

Motion to recognise the Socialist State of Paloma as the successor state to the People’s Federation of Quebec
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 8
Abstain: 2
The motion failed.

The Chair issued an executive proclamation recognising that the People’s Federation of Quebec had dissolved on 7 November 2019 and had therefore ceased to be a full member state of the Grand Unified Micronational. There were no objections.

The Quorum adjourned at 18:32 UTC.

Quorum, 10th November 2019

Present:
Kingdom of Wyvern (Chair)
State of Zenrax (Supreme Judge)
Principality of Ledilia
Republic of New Westphalia
Kingdom of Lytera
Empire of Adammia
Kingdom of Atovia
Third Kingdom of Misberia
Principality of Posaf
Principality of New Eiffel
Principality of Montescano
Empire of Aenopia (provisional)

Quorum entered into session at 19:03 UTC.

Membership applications

United Kingdom of Maradia and Fienomige (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 4
The United Kingdom of Maradia and Fienomige was accepted as a provisional member state.

Grand Republic of Cycoldia (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 3
Abstain: 1
The Grand Republic of Cycoldia was accepted as a provisional member state.

People’s Republic of Ponderosa Hills (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 3
Abstain: 1
The People’s Republic of Ponderosa Hills was accepted as a provisional member state.

Kingdom of Wegmat (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 4
The Kingdom of Wegmat was accepted as a provisional member state.

Empire of Aenopia (full, upgrade from observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 2
Abstain: 1
The Empire of Aenopia was upgraded from an observer state to a provisional member state.

Executive appointments

Press Secretary
The Chair nominated Mr. Adam Belcher of Adammia for the position. The Quorum divided:
Support: 7
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
Adam Belcher was duly confirmed as GUM Press Secretary.

Secretary for Micronational Development
The Chair nominated Mr. Nicholas Randouler of Posaf for the position. The Quorum divided:
Support: 11
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
Nicholas Randouler was duly confirmed as GUM Micronational Development Secretary.

Questions to the Chair
The delegate for Misberia asked what areas of GUM business they may be able to assist with. The Chair stated that delegations should put forward motions, and that Secretaries were welcome to include delegations in their own projects.

The delegate for Posaf stated that he had been working with the Supreme Judge and the delegates for New Eiffel and Essexia on a micronational equivalent to the Paris Climate Agreement, and asked whether it might be adopted by the organisation. The Chair stated that if the agreement had the support of the Supreme Judge and was compliant with the GUM Charter, then it could be put on the agenda for a future session.

The delegate for Aenopia asked about the status of the planned London summit. The Chair deferred to the Events Officer, who responded that it was probably too late notice to organise a summit in December, and that he would like to discuss a new date in the New Year.

The Supreme Judge stated that there was little risk of the proposed climate agreement violating the Charter, so long as it was non-binding on its signatories. The Chair urged the proposers to make the agreement non-binding. The delegate for Montescano concurred.

Any Other Business
There was no other business.

The Quorum adjourned at 20:07 UTC.