The history of micronation
The Principality of Vandewal was born on May 14, 2018 when Prince Vandewal jointly signed with his three ministers of the time the first version of the Constitution. Based on the idea that a micronation does not need physical barriers to exist, but simply a strong ideological perspective, micronation is making its way.
In May 2020, two years after its creation, the Constitution underwent its first rewriting and micronation took a new start with a new set of ministers.
April 2018: The idea of micronation is born in the Prince's mind and its final forms are adopted a few days later.
May 2018: Micronation is formed. The prince is elected and is surrounded by three prime ministers. The first version of the Constitution is drafted.
June 2018: The first version of the Principality's website is online.
August 2019: The site totals several thousand visits.
May 2020: The Constitution undergoes its first revision. A new version of the site is put online.
May 2020: Micronation signs "Union Against Micronational War" (UAMW)
The political system :
The Prince is elected for life but has few rights. The Prince is mainly the image of micronation and presides over political meetings but without being able to interact there with the passing of laws.
Laws are proposed by the Ministers and voted by the great voters.
Ministers are elected every three years by the people. The great electors are elected every two years by the people.
The current government :
The Prince: Prince Thomas of Vandewal
The Ministers: Lucas Raynaud; Hugo Gasselin
Every citizen is born and remains free and equal in rights.
The Principality guarantees equal access for each citizen to elective office.
The official languages of the Principality are French and English.
The Principality's motto is "See, observe, evolve".
The powers of the Prince are limited by the Constitution to the following sub-articles:
- The Constitution cannot be modified for laws going against the Prince.
- The Prince is the image of micronation.
- The Prince cannot intervene in proposals, votes or adoptions of laws.
- The Prince cannot exercise the functions of Minister or grand elector.
Ministers and major voters are elected by the people (every three and two years respectively).
Any citizen can freely apply for one of these two positions.
Any form of racism, homophobia or extremism is strictly prohibited.
The government has the right to withdraw citizenship from one of the citizens if he or she contravenes this article.
Any notion of gender is banned from the Principality.
The government can never pass laws that go against this article or go against the rights of citizens.
All citizenship applications are and will remain free.
The titles of nobility officially recognized within the Principality are:
Dukes; Count; Baron
No citizen can be discriminated against for his political orientations, his origins, his orientation or any other criteria