+Extra Antarcticam Nulla Salus+
Members and friends of the Antarctic Micronational Union,
Today, our organization celebrates its 13th anniversary. On December 6, 2008, the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis, the Kingdom of Finismund, and Marie State signed a document establishing the Group of the Antarctic Micronational Agreement: the direct predecessor of the AMU.
Time moves differently in the micronational world. A lot has changed since 2008: whole new generations of micronationalists were raised; many micronationalists have retired, and some, unfortunately, are no longer with us. One thing remains unchanged: the Antarctic Micronational Union is still around and still stands as the unchallenged authority in Antarctic micronationalism.
Our organization has a rich history of achievements and downsides. More than once, others were eager to entomb us; more than once, unsuccessful attempts to establish an “alternative AMU” were made. And yet, we overcame all the difficulties and emerged victoriously.
The Antarctic Micronational Union is the oldest still active and most famous micronational organization. However, it is much more than that. In a way, the AMU is its own concept of international law: studied in universities, mentioned in academic articles, printed and online publications. It would not be an exaggeration to say that this organization has already become legendary.
We’re living in an uncertain and tumultuous era, and even two years ago, nobody could predict the events of today. And yet, I’m confident that no matter what happens next in the world, the Antarctic Micronational Union will remain the beacon of diplomacy, the force of good, and the source of order in the Antarctic micronational community.
H.E. Yaroslav Mar
Administrative-General of the Antarctic Micronational Union