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(and I've been almost ready for the civics test to confirm my citizenship as well)

From the "King"....Robert Ben Madisson.



Azul, fellow Talossans,

Since the formation of a fake "Talossa" on the internet in June,
2004,
there has been perpetual conflict within Talossa over issues such as the
enforcement of our trademark and copyrights. In addition, to replace the
lost citizens, we enacted very liberal citizenship laws last summer.

Since then, our immigration minister, Fritz von Buchholtz, has been
packing the citizenship rolls with his friends and family, and enrolling
them all as members of his party (the CLP). They are now the majority.

On 13 August 2005, the CLP made three announcements: 1) That they had a
policy of packing Talossa full of CLP "pocket votes"; 2) That their
party was open to membership for people who were also members of the
fake "Talossa"; and 3) That their actual membership list is a closely
guarded secret.

In an attempt to get a handle on the situation, Prime Minister Marcus
Cantalour issued a moratorium on immigration until after the next
election, scheduled for August-September. Unfortunately, the CLP
continues to illegally register Fritz's friends and family as Talossan
citizens in defiance of the law.

As a result of the ongoing crisis, PM Cantalour and I have both
renounced our Talossan citizenship. We see very little hope that Talossa
can survive if its leaders are dedicated to violating the law and
working with thieves.

It has been more pleasure than pain to work with you, for the last 25
years, in building up Talossa. But I think it is probably time to move
on. Talossa has broken up more friendships than I care to count, and
since we went on the internet, it has become a venue for crazies,
thieves and psychopaths.

I will always have fond memories of the times we shared at TalossaFest
and the other gatherings and parties that Talossa has allowed us to
enjoy. But when the leaders of the country have no commitment to
Talossa's identity or the rule of law, there is no point in participating.

If you want to save Talossa, let me know. If you want to renounce your
citizenship, please also let me know so that a complete list can be
drawn up.

Thank you for your friendship and support these many years, it's been a
great ride!

R. Ben Madison
"King Robert I"

Comments

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nvr_existed
Aug. 17th, 2005 06:51 am (UTC)
Hey, How are you? ;)
skrain_bodak
Aug. 19th, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
I'm fine...
haven't talked to you in a while though, what's up with you?
animekawaiikid
Aug. 17th, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC)
Good luck on the civics test!! ^_^ But why are you sad?_?
skrain_bodak
Aug. 17th, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
because there's just about no "country" b/c the King stepped down.
krunchyrainbow
Aug. 17th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
What on earth is this entry about?
skrain_bodak
Aug. 18th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)
Talossa is a micronation....
Micronations are small political entities that are mostly not recognized by macronations (or established nations)like all of the countries you've heard of and even some you haven't.

There's a page I've seen that listed some micronations and rated them on a scale of 1 to 5, with the 1's being the ones that are more of a joke and not very serious up to 5's which are at least incredibly serious hobbyists or at most, ones that are officially recognized by macronations like the US, Canada and France.

Another page I've seen that I have a hard time finding now, I coulda sworn included in the definition of micronations the fact that two historic examples of legitimate, widely recognized micronations are Tibet and (during WWII) France...because Tibet is currently a government in exile just like France was when Nazi Germany took over that country.

This entry was a copy of the email I received from the man that used to be the King of Talossa who got fed up with this other group of ex citizens that went off and copied us and then took over the website and changed it for their own and then had a friend play dirty against him by packing his party full of fake citizens to get more votes.
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skrain_bodak
Aug. 19th, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC)
Talossa not actually a place
but it's based in Wisconsin, it isn't really recognized as a nation and essentially it took and still does take a mass shared ego-trip on part of the King and the citizens to say that the peninsula that the King's house is on seceeded from the US and that since the USA didn't do anything to stop the secession, that the USA, in a way, recognized Talossa.

Anyway, since the internet became popular, Talossa had grown to where online citizens have their home countries (and states in the USA) assigned to one of the provinces. This is like a 25 year old micronation. So now Talossa is kinda like Nova Roma in a way where in NR, they section the world into provinces.
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