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Micras Treaty Organization
Micras Verdragsorganisatie
Flag of MTO
Emblem of MTO
Location of MTO
Headquarters MTO Headquarters, Huyenkula (Hurmu Hurmu)
Official language(s) Istvanistani
Type Intergovernmental organization
 - Secretary-General Gray Rechter (Aemilia Aemilia)
 - Main assembly General Assembly
Establishment 10.XIII.1547
Membership 24 member states
Organisation website
Organisation forum Forum

The Micras Treaty Organization (MTO) is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation between the nations on Micras. It was originally established as a pro-Shirerithian organization under the name Small Commonwealth [1] on 10.XIII.1547 but transformed very quickly into a broader discussion platform between states which were sometimes even enemies.

The MTO is not a merger, nor a monolithic organization, nor an attempt at creating a micronational bloc. Member nations are not required to be on friendly terms or even recognise an other nation, nor are they required to interact with other member nation if they do not desire to do so.

Following the resignation of Secretary-General Linus Truls Thorgilsson in 1728, the Organization has ceased to operate. It still exists formally, however, but has not done anything except pay the rent for the headquarters of the MTO in Huyenkula to the Order of the Holy Lakes. In 1730, Charlène Jolicoeur-Schafenweide took charge of the organization as acting secretary-general, overseeing the election of a new secretary-general. The Assembly elected Gray Rechter of Aemilia as the new secretary-general.

The Organization

The Micras Treaty Organization is an inter-micronational organization comprised of various member nations and numerous treaties. The core treaty is the Treaty of General Membership to the Micras Treaty Organization which established the Organization and the basics like the office of Secretary-General and the General Assembly. All other components of the MTO are purely optional, and member nations can pick and choose which treaties they choose to sign.

Member nations signing the core treaty relinquish no sovereignty or authority, nor gain any advantages in the MTO other then a seat in the General Assembly.

Languages and symbols

The de facto working language of the MTO is Istvanistani, as it is the official language of most member states. Treaties are written in Istvanistani and the General Assembly conducts business in that language as well. Batavian was originally co-official, with many original treaties being written in both Istvanistani and Batavia. After the collapse of the Batavian kingdom, and the downturn in MTO activity, Batavian was not used as frequently. Batavia later rejoined the MTO and the Batavian translation of the name of the organization was included on the new flag and emblem.

The emblem of the Small Commonwealth

In the beginning a tree was used while the organization was known as the Small Commonwealth, but eventually - because of its strong connection with Malarbor / Shireroth - it never became widespread after the organization transitioned to the Micras Treaty Organization. A new flag and emblem was proposed and adopted by the General Assembly in 1687–1688.

The Secretariat

The organization's day to day operations are headed and overseen by a Secretary-General, which is a permanent position once appointed by the General Assembly. The Secretary-General also oversees the General Assembly.

There is also a Deputy Secretary-General, who is be vested with the responsibility of assisting the Secretary-General. The Deputy Secretary-General is elected by the General Assembly and has the task to - should the Secretary-General be unavailable or unable to fulfil the duties of the office - exercise the duties of the Secretary-General, until the return of the Secretary-General, or until such time that the Secretary-General is able to resume exercising the duties and powers of his office. The Deputy Secretary may be recalled by a simple majority of the General Assembly.

List of powers of the Secretary-General

The specific powers of the Secretary-General are:

  • declare votes passed or failed,
  • remind representatives of proper procedure,
  • set temporary voting and debate procedures to last in emergencies until cancelled by 1/4 of the Assembly at any time,
  • keep debate relevant to the topic,
  • serve as spokesman for the Micras Treaty Organization but not for its members,
  • command (or officially appoint a commander) official MTO missions,
  • delivering an official MTO Opinion to the greater micronational community,
  • moderate the MTO's online forums

List of Secretaries-General

Portrait Name Birth Tenure Death Citizenship Comment
Small commonwealth.png Erik Rrakanychan Agni Raynor 1547–1548 1551 Shireroth Shireroth Acting Primate
1548–1551 As elected
Small commonwealth.png Erik Ezekiel Mortis 1551–1564 1564
KO1.png Erik Ometeotl Mortis 1536 1564–1570 1570
Small commonwealth.png Erik Coyotl Mortis 1539 1570–1575 1594 Brother of his predecessor
NathanWPavatar.png Nathan Waffel-Paine 1455 1576–1585 1585 Elwynn Elwynn First tenure
Natopia Natopia
Small commonwealth.png Balarak Alaion 1552 1585–1593 1603 Shireroth Shireroth
NathanWPavatar.png Nathan Waffel-Paine 1455 1593–1607 1607 Elwynn Elwynn (until 1600) Second tenure
Natopia Natopia
Christo.png Christophos Eucalyptos 1586 1607–1622 Natopia Natopia
Primo-de-Aguilar.jpg Jaime Augusto Joaquin Primo de Aguilar 1595 1622–1665 1718 Alexandria Alexandria (until 1650)
Constancia Constancia (1650–1718)
Landry.jpg Christophe Landry 1665–1670 Caputia Caputia
Marco Lungo.png Marco Lungo 1612 1670–1704 Natopia Natopia
Janspiik.jpeg Jan Spiik 1645 1704–1714 1714 Hurmu Hurmu
1714-Linus Truls Thorgilsson.png Linus Truls Thorgilsson 1644 1714–1728 Benacian Union Benacian Union
Hurmu Hurmu
Normark Normark
MTO Emblem.png Vacant 1728–1730
Charlene Jolicoeur-Schafenweide.png Charlène Jolicoeur-Schafenweide 1690 1730–1731 Aemilia Aemilia Acting Secretary-General
Order of the Holy Lakes Order of the Holy Lakes
Gray rechter.png Gray Rechter 1690 1731–present Aemilia Aemilia

General Assembly

The General Assembly is the main deliberative assembly. All member nations may send one representative to the General Assembly, which discusses treaties, and attempts to arbitrate between member states (which sometimes generates larger problems). The General Assembly also discusses topics of general discussion so that member nations may share their point of view on a variety of topics and political issues.

List of powers of the Assembly

The General Assembly has the power to:

  • hold a vote of no confidence and remove the current Secretary-General and elect a new one,
  • to appoint mediators and arbitrators at the request of any member nation,
  • to serve as discussion platform for nations
  • to establish offices under the Secretariat to further the mission of the MTO as agreed by the General Assembly
  • to confirm the Secretary-General's appointments of administrators to offices within the Secretariat
  • to approve MTO Missions
  • to pass MTO Opinions
  • to approve MTO Ancillary Treaties

List of MTO Missions

  • A Mission to Assist the Republic of Alduria: Elwynn, Los Liberados, Kasterburg, Natopia, Alrig, and Constancia voted in favor. None against. Passed July 1, 2019.

List of MTO Opinions

The General Assembly can pass non-binding resolutions known as MTO Opinions that become the official stance of the MTO and General Assembly. While the outcome of the Opinions may generally align with the policies of MTO member nations, it is important to remember that MTO Opinions are not only non-binding, but also do not reflect the formal policy of the MTO members.

List of MTO Resolutions

MTO resolutions are binding, and are used for governing the Organization, approving or disproving treaties, etc.

The list is collated from the time that Jan Spiik was elected Secretary General:


Membership is limited to active nations on Micras as recognized by the Micronational Cartography Society. Removal from the MCS automatically removes the nation from the MTO as well. States wishing to join the MTO must ratify the General Membership Treaty and inform the Secretary-General of their intent to join. The Secretary-General will then add them as a full member.

When joining, States should also inform the Secretary-General which ancillary treaties or conventions they have ratified. Having joined the MTO in 2013, Calbion left the organisation in 1705 over a dispute concerning the role of the MTO in international affairs. Asked to comment on the departure, Governor-General Bevan-Hall described the MTO as "completely irrelevant". Following Calbion's departure the Count of Highpass was asked to comment on the matter, and described Calbion as "completely irrelevant". When asked how relevant his own country was, the Count replied "not very".

Notably countries that have never been members of the organization include Craitland.

Aemilia Aemilia 1724[2] Yes No No No No No No
Aerla Aerla 1723 Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes
Benacian Union Benacian Union 1673[3] Yes No No Yes No Yes No
Çakaristan Çakaristan 1702[4] Yes No Yes No No No Yes
Constancia Constancia 1649 Yes No No No No No Yes
Floria Floria 1664 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Hexarchy Hexarchy 1688 Yes No No No No No No
Imperial Federation Imperial Federation 1707 Yes No No No No No No
International Mandate International Mandate 1702 Yes No No No No No No
Kalgachia Kalgachia 1653 Yes No No No No No No
Kurum Ash-Sharqia Kurum Ash-Sharqia 1703 Yes No No No No No Yes
Meckelnburgh Meckelnburgh 1698 Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Mercury Mercury 1727 Yes No Yes No No No Yes
Natopia Natopia 1547 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
New Batavia New Batavia 1694 Yes No No Yes Yes No No
Normark Normark 1705 Yes No No Yes No Yes No
Nouvelle Alexandrie Nouvelle Alexandrie 1672[5] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Order of the Holy Lakes Order of the Holy Lakes 1689[6] Yes No No Yes No Yes No
Sanama Sanama 1676 Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Shireroth Shireroth 1547 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Tellia Tellia 1667 Yes No No No No No No
Vales Vales 1720 Yes No Yes No No No Yes
Vegno Vegno 1706 Yes No No No No No No
Zeed Zeed 1689 Yes No No No No No No

Ancillary Treaties

The Ancillary Treaties are the original purpose of the MTO. Sometimes referred to as the "treaty buffet," these treaties allow member states to pick and choose exactly what international agreements or organizations they wish to be party too, without putting undue stress on the main Organization. These generally require a signatory nation to first join the MTO before it can ratify the treaty. Although in practice, some states on Micras have copied sections of the text of these treaties for bilateral treaties between members and non-members.

The General Assembly, a member state delegation, or the Secretariat can draft Ancillary Treaties to be proposed to the General Assembly. The General Assembly then approves the text of the treaty by a majority vote to "endorse" the treaty, although voting for the Treaty in the General Assembly does not reflect the member state's endorsement of the Treaty's contents. The MTO then serves as depository for the treaty and may be granted advisory or clerical duties by the specific treaty.

Ratification of ancillary treaties is conducted according to the text of the treaty and the ratification procedures of the signatory nations. Unless given specific powers by the ancillary treaty, the MTO itself has little oversight over the implementation of these treaties and usually only serves as repository or intermediary for notifications. Signatory nations are generally responsible for maintaining the terms of the treaty among themselves, but are encouraged to bring grievances to the General Assembly for arbitration.

In 1709, the Convention on the Laws of the Seas was removed as an MTO ancillary treaty, becoming open for ratification by any MCS state instead.



  1. ^ The idea of a Shirithian Commonwealth of Nations existed since 6 October 2008 [1], but the proposed treaty was soon revised for a less Shirerithian-oriented one.
  2. ^ successor state to Taktwinkel
  3. ^ successor state to Elwynn. Repudiated membership during Benacian confrontation, resumed membership with the accession of Ransenar in 1711.
  4. ^ successor state to the Great Apollonian Empire
  5. ^ successor state to Alduria-Wechua, which in turn was a successor state to Alduria
  6. ^ successor state to the Hurmu Trust Territory