New Diplomatic Policy

The Kingdom of TorHavn is a sovereign, independent nation. Our nation extends the hand of friendship to all peoples in all lands. We are always interested in exploring positive, informal relations with other countries and nations.

Effective October,2007, the Kingdom of TorHavn will no longer enter into formal diplomatic relations with any other nation. Rather, we will entertain only informal relationships between our nation and others. This change in policy reflects our realization that our foreign policy has been restrictive and not in accordance with the concept of Declarative Statehood. Declarative Statehood is a cornerstone of the concept of small, or micro, nations, and is recognized as canon by certain larger nations, in accordance with the Montevideo Convention of 1933. Simply put, it states that a nation does not have to be recognized by another nation in order for it to exist and be sovereign. This is the approach that TorHavn uses to deal with larger nations that do not recognize us . Thus, it is logical to apply the same standard to dealing with smaller, unrecognized nations. Henceforth, our policy is simple, friendship toward other small nations, but no formal relations, to include treaties. They are not necessary; you do not need to to be recognized by TorHavn in order to be sovereign, any more than you need to be recognized by a larger nation in order to be sovereign. If you state your sovereignty, that is good enough for our government, as is should be for all nations. It is important to understand that this is not an isolationist foreign policy. We welcome friendly informal relations with all nations, large and small, and we pledge our assistance and friendship in helping any new nation develop. Please do not hesitate to contact our government if we can be of any assistance. In all cases, any nation or country or national project shall still exhibit:

  • Civility, that the nation in question shall show itself willing to deal politely with its fellow nations, and shall not propagate formal statements of bigotry towards individuals, based on gender, race, creed, political or sexual persuasion;
  • Integrity, that the nation in question shall not advocate, instigate, or participate in activities which should, by any civilized nation, be considered "criminal."
  • Mutuality, that the nation in question has an active foreign policy, and does not display a fundamental unwillingness to undertake such.
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          IN ALL CASES:
          The Policies, Principles, and/or Constitution (or other such code, etc.) MUST be visible to TorHavn;
          We shall not knowingly entertain friendly relations with any other NATION which participates in or advocates activities which denigrates or violates the Principles which We hold dear.
          We shall also not knowingly entertain friendly relations with any nation whose stated territorial claims include those of Our "area of interest."

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