King speaks at Sandum conference

KREMLUM SANDUS – Saturday, HM King Adam attended and addressed via Skype the 2013 Conference of the Citizens’ Communist Party of Sandus (CCPS), which was hailed as a great success by attendees.

The CCPS hosted this year’s conference in lieu of its ordinary Party Congress, inviting leftist leaders from several other states, each of whom had the opportunity to deliver their own address.

HSM Richard, Basileus of Burnham, gave an overview of the history and state of Theodorism. Sebastian Linden, a member of the Federal Council of Francisville, then discussed the politically-neutral yet progressive constitution of his state. He was followed first by HM Ciprian, King of Juclandia, explaining the social roots of Juclandian socialism, then by HM Haakon, King of Zealandia, who spoke on the concept of Jåfæðaärstefnå, translated as “togetherness,” as the basis for Zealandian social democracy.

Adam was the closing speaker. He described Überstadti history as a series of democratic revolutions resulting from pragmatic concerns, emphasizing the stability that Überstadti maintained through what he termed “accelerated reform.” He then summarized the Kingdom’s recent transition to socialism, concluding by stating that “the best changes are those that empower the citizenry as a whole.”

His Majesty’s speech was well-received, described later by S8gm8 Will Soergel as the most applauded. Linden described it as “enlightening,” speculating that “Überstadt may be the first micronation to fully transition from capitalism to socialism through instruments of law.”

The S8gm8 was profusely thanked by all attendees for his organization of the conference. The Austenasian Emperor was also thanked by the Überstadti and Burnhamite delegates for his flagship ideology’s influence.

Political and academic discussion between addresses resulted in the creation of the Intermicronational Leftist Forum on the new forum, as well as providing talking points for future discussion between the attendees, with topics ranging from micronational applications of macronational association law to types of industries suitable for small-scale economies.

The conference as a whole was regarded by all participants as successful and productive. Possible future follow-up meetings are being considered.