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The Principality of Novum Angliae is a pocket-State landlocked within the United States, specifically the southwestern portion of the state of Ohio. Our nation declared independence from the United States of America in 2010, and, under the rule of HRH Prince Logan of Novum Angliae, we have continued to grow and prosper ever since.
Our nation's people are very peaceful and friendly, and we possess a great amount of pride in our country. We are very welcoming of people of all cultures, races, religions, and nationalities. We invite you to join our citizenry by visiting the "Become a Citizen" page, and applying for dual citizenship.
Our country is a valid sovereign state based on the articles set forth by the Convention on Rights and Duties of States, entered into force on December 26th, 1934. As our nation complies with all of the requirements of Article 1 of the Convention on Rights and Duties of States, we therefore are entitled to the rights guaranteed by these articles. The articles established by this convention are as follows:
- Article 1: The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications: a.) a permanent population; b.) a defined territory; c.) government; d.) capacity to enter into relations with other states.
- Article 2: The federal state shall constitute a sole person in the eyes of international law.
- Article 3: The political existence of the state is independent of recognition by the other states. Even before recognition the state has the right to defend its integrity and independence, to provide for its conservation and prosperity, and consequently to organize itself as it sees fit, to legislate upon its interests, administer its services, and to define the jurisdiction and competence of its courts.
The exercise of these rights has no other limitation than the exercise of the rights of other states according to international law.
- Article 4: States are juridically equal, enjoy the same rights, and have equal capacity in their exercise. The rights of each one do not depend upon the power which it possesses to assure its exercise, but upon the simple fact of its existence as a person under international law.
- Article 5: The fundamental rights of states are not susceptible of being affected in any manner whatsoever.
- Article 6: The recognition of a state merely signifies that the state which recognizes it accepts the personality of the other with all the rights and duties determined by international law. Recognition is unconditional and irrevocable.
- Article 7: The recognition of a state may be express or tacit. The latter results from any act which implies the intention of recognizing the new state.
- Article 8: No state has the right to intervene in the internal or external affairs of another.
- Article 9: The jurisdiction of states within the limits of national territory applies to all the inhabitants.
- Article 10: The primary interest of states is the conservation of peace. Differences of any nature which arise between them should be settled by recognized pacific methods.
- Article 11: The contracting states definitely establish as the rules of their conduct the precise obligation not to recognize territorial acquisitions or special advantages which have been obtained by force whether this consists in the employment of arms, in threatening diplomatic representations, or in any other effective coercive measure. The territory of a state is inviolable and may not be the object of military occupation nor of other measures of force imposed by another state directly or indirectly or for any motive whatever even temporarily.
- Article 12: The present convention shall not affect obligations previously entered into by the High Contracting Parties by virtue of international agreements.
- Article 13: The present Convention shall be ratified by the High Contracting Parties in conformity with their respective constitutional procedures. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uruguay shall transmit authentic certified copies to the governments for the aforementioned purpose of ratification. The instrument of ratification shall be deposited in the archives of the Pan American Union in Washington, which shall notify the signatory governments of said deposit. Such notification shall be considered as an exchange of ratifications.
- Article 14: The present Convention will enter into force between the High Contracting Parties in the order in which they deposit their respective ratifications.
- Article 15: The present Convention shall remain in force indefinitely by may be denounced by means of one year's notice given to the Pan American Union, which shall transmit it to the other signatory governments. After the expiration of this period the convention shall cease in its effects as regards the party which denounces but shall remain in effect for the remaining High Contracting Parties.
- Article 16: The present Convention shall be open for the adherence and accession of the States which are not signatories. The corresponding instruments shall be deposited in the archives of the Pan American Union which shall communicate them to the other High Contracting Parties.