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On The Absurdity of War

As We have said, a true warrior does not fight war --- for war is mass destructive, ant-farm fighting, which neither promotes nor supports any kind of honor, respect for friend or foe, and usually does NOT support the principles that real warriors fight for.

In the macronational world, some nation-states & countries feel they "must" make it necessary to fight (a) war(s) "..... for wealth, for land," the god replies, "for life, for freedom, or [some king's] lies." (From Leslie Fish: "The Sun Is Also A Warrior"). But, since, in Our considered opinion, only an actual "state" (as was defined earlier within this series of questions) can wield enough power to conduct warfare, the Crown shall regard a physical war between micronations as an enormous improbability, and view any claim to the contrary as absolute nonsense.

Therefore, as does Our First Friend, Corvinia, We feel that a declaration of war within the intermicronational community can only be regarded as one of the following ----

  • (Yet) Another way of (formally) declaring a nation's establishment of outright, extreme emnity (with another nation-state), or:

  • A (sure) sign that the nation making this statement neither understands nor (yet) has learned the "state" of micronationalism, or:

  • A mere jest (ed. note: why is this fun? Funny?), or a "game".

  • The ONLY acceptable "version" of "war" shall be that of a "diversion": as the S.C.A. does (such as the "Burro Creek War"). In this context, this would simply be a physical exercise (a "friendly" game of "sandbox" or "king of the hill"). TorHavn, as a practitioner of such for practice or to "play" thus, certainly has no objections to a "friendly" joust or "capture the flag" (so long as it really does remain "friendly").

    And as such, the Crown will disregard any OTHER instance of "inter- micronational war" as the stupidity that it truly is,

    Those micronations who renounce war, do so only in its MOST "common" sense, i.e. an exertion of physical force against another nation, mostly due to impractibility (although one might consider its being highly unethical and messy, not even mentioning how expensive war is). The usual method of micronational "war" as practiced by some nations is by the use of what people from "outside" might think delusional babbling about non-existent armies and their troop movements. This we ALSO renounce, ridicule, and generally shall ignore whenever encountered.

    On the one hand, We do recognise that hostility between nations does occur and do not deny the existence of this phenomenon (although we abhore it). Because mere physical distance prevents the "traditional war", what remains for most micronationations is what one mictronational minister has called "information warfare" and "diplomatic measures". The former includes disruption of communication lines, and internet site(s), and the latter attempts to transfer one's own attitude (usually through some form of guilt) to other micronations.

    We renounce most forms of the first method (such as web site hacking & list/board spamming) as far too damaging to our reputation & cause (no matter HOW tempting). TorHavn calls such methods "internet terrorism," which is what they are. The costs to that micronation's reputation and good standing far outweighs whatever (microscopic) gains anyone might garner.

    For that reason (as well as others less "tangible"), we reject micronation "war" and also support the Treaty for Repudiation of Espionage, (shown here), which expressively forbids infiltration of micronations under assumed names (among other things).

    To TorHavn, the only permissible way of conducting micronational warfare consist in pulling our using the latter method: diplomacy, by attempting public defamation and diplomatic isolation of offending micronations. Fortunately, most of TorHavn's allies & friends believe similarly, for which We are grateful.

    AND, ALSO: if a nation We have recognized (either unilaterally or bilaterally) engages in such activities ("war") with any nation also of Our acquaintance, the Kingdom of TorHavn shall immediately consider that this nation has violated the conditions for Recognition (civility & integrity), and shall immediately cease any and all diplomatic relations with same (especially if it is not obvious from Our observation that this is done in "mere" jest).

    ALSO: Actual hostile actions against the Viridian Crown's Internet presence will be regarded as a violation of macronational law, and dealt with in the appropriate manner.

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