Royal statement on the Amagerian affair

It has been officially announced that the nation of Hobartstown and Victoria, led by Luke Albertschine, has seceded from the Confederation of Saint Luke and Amager. The Kingdom of Überstadt has had for some time a very close relationship with the Amagerian government, catalyzed by our common policies, common ideals, and the all-important factor (among micronations) of a good personal relationship between the leaders. Mr. Albertschine is a friend of mine, and was key in the cultivation of our states’ relations.

Let it be known that this change in the status quo will not disrupt the continuity of Überstadti diplomacy. So long as the new Amagerian government is willing, we will carry on with the joint projects our governments are involved in. We will wholeheartedly support the new legitimately elected government in their endeavors. I wish to extend to First Minister Simpson in particular my good wishes as he turns his attention to ushering in a new era of national politics.

The Kingdom of Überstadt also officially recognizes the independent Hobartstown and Victoria, and will soon extend a hand of friendship in the form of a treaty to demonstrate our dedication to preserving ALL previous ties. We encourage all micronations that recognize Amager to recognize this newly independent state as well, and also hope to engage in productive cooperation with this government. It is our hope that Saint Luke and Amager and Hobartstown and Victoria will correspond with each other on good terms, and it is our pleasure to be partners with both.


Third Amendment brings political, legal change

HAWK CITY – This morning in Hawk City, the former capital, the Opposition finalized its vote in favor of Parliamentary Bill 15, the third amendment to the monarchist constitution. The bill was granted royal assent after the legally required unanimous legislative vote was obtained.

The Third Amendment brings change to several areas of Überstadti law and politics.

The first section of the amendment grants the monarch the power to legislate.  King Adam has held for about a week the power to define national territory, and this new grant of authority finalizes the recent trend of a more powerful crown. Acts of Parliament override all royal decrees, however, and royal assent is no longer required on bills originating in the legislature. The fourth section additionally granted Parliament sovereignty comparable to that of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The fifth section is among the most significant, establishing a constitutional and appellate court known as the High Chancery. As is the case with judges of the Crown Court, the High Chancellor is appointed to a three year term by the monarch. Appellate courts existed under the kritarchial system used until November 2011, but until now have not existed under the second constitution.