King Adam issues January government report

BELLINGHAM, Washington – King Adam of Überstadt has published a report to Parliament on his government’s January activities, the first document of its kind. The entirety of this report is printed below.


In the first month of 2016, the Überstadti government has remained active, despite my recent departure from the Kingdom. I am grateful for the service of the newly-arranged cabinet, and look forward to our future work.

Upon my arrival at Western Washington University, Consulate Bellingham was established on campus. This is the second Überstadti consulate ever established in the United States, replacing the now-defunct Consulate Lynnwood. This new mission is the seat of my activity at the helm of the state, and provides government services for our citizens in northern Washington.

To begin the promised process of welfare and tax reform, I submitted a bill to Parliament to place a moratorium on income taxation and welfare payments until new policy is able to be researched and crafted. No Überstadtis will face substantial financial difficulties because of this temporary welfare stoppage.

I have begun the important, lengthy effort to codify our statutes to make them easier to reference, understand, and amend. In the process, I will also amend the existing text of laws to clarify and update old provisions. When the codification and associated updating of our law is completed, my draft code will be submitted to Parliament for further edits and, at last, approval.

In foreign affairs, cordial relations with other nations have continued. We affirmed recognition of the Empire of Grifburgh and engaged in positive communication with the Queen of New Cascadia, as well as continuing our regular discourse with our Sandum and Austenasian allies. Importantly, substantial dialogue has been undertaken with Sandus regarding reform of the Socius system.

The Ministry for the Economy oversaw the expansion of the Royal Residency’s rainwater collection system and obtained parts to enable the use of the collected water in flushing toilets.

In February, my government and I will do the following:

  • With the advice of the cabinet and foreign advisers, I will create a plan for the future of taxation and the welfare system.
  • I will continue the legal codification project, consulting with citizens on any significant changes to laws.
  • I will pursue further discussion with New Cascadia and continue negotiations on the Socius system.
  • I will publish the 2016 Foreign Policy Directive.
  • The Treasury and Economy Ministry will approve the creation of a new economic cooperative dedicated to wooden goods.

New Überstadti consulate opened as king moves to university

BELLINGHAM, Washington – On Sunday evening, Überstadt established a consulate in Bellingham, Washington, 20 miles south of the US – Canada border. The mission occupies King Adam’s dormitory space at Western Washington University, where he has commenced studies.

Consulate Bellingham, the second opened by the kingdom, will serve the city’s sizable expatriate Überstadti population, amounting to a third of all citizens.

Adam has entered the university as a junior, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.

Überstadt joins Alcatraz Treaty

ROSEWOOD – In the opening seconds of 2016, King Adam of Überstadt brought in the new year by signing the Alcatraz Environmental Treaty, which has been ratified by many other micronations and related entities.

Adam moved for Überstadti ratification of the treaty following an end-of-year appeal by Princess Olivia of Aigues-mortes for as many nations as possible to accede to it. It has become the largest environmental treaty in micronational history, with a growing number of signatories that cannot be precisely tallied at press time, though estimated to number at least 15 and rising.

The Alcatraz Treaty was drafted at PoliNation 2015: The 3rd International Conference of Micronations, hosted by the Free Republic of Alcatraz. Delegations from nine countries signed the agreement at the conference on 5 July. It calls upon signatories to conserve natural resources and support localized economic activity, declares their belief that Antarctica must remain a scientific preserve, and demands reparations from “large landed nations” for land lost to rising sea levels.

King Adam signed a copy of the treaty, which will be sent to President Jacopo Fo of Alcatraz, the official repository of the original document.