In the past few months, inactivity and a slow process of stagnation marred Juclandia’s status and visibility, both domestically and abroad. The government is now embarking on a lengthy process of transformative reform that will shape Juclandia for years to come.

Our community has been faced with numerous issues in the past 2 years, including lengthier physical distances between our citizens as well as the funerals of three citizens that had an important role in Juclandia’s development, just a few months apart from each other (which, for reasons of privacy, will not be elaborated upon). Part of moving on from these new difficulties involves the creation of a new strategy to reinvent Juclandia and keep its flame alive.

The process, intended to start ‘as soon as possible’ and to last two years, not only aims to transform Juclandia, the micronation, but it also provides a strategy to shape Juclandia as a wider brand with a presence in the ‘macronational’ world. In this sense, the plain stipulated that a ‘Juclandian Institute’ should be created as a non-profit organisation in one of the member states of the European Union.

As for Juclandia, the micronation, the process will continue the path set forth by the constitutional amendments of 2017, which divided the country into the Pragma, the physical multitude of Juclandia’s plush citizens forming the Great National Assembly, and the Republic, the body politic of the micronation. While the Pragma will be upkept and reinforced, the Republic will eventually be abolished by the end of the process.

Read more: What is the Juclandian Pragma?

Essentially, this means that the reform will transform Juclandia into an “institution-less” micronation. What this means exactly and what the micronation will look like two years from now remains, however, a mystery. In fact, it is exactly for this reason that the process will go on for such a lengthy amount of time in micronational terms.

There is also the new part of Juclandia, the ‘macronational’ one, in the form of the non-profit organisation. The aim of this endeavour is to take Juclandia’s mission into the wider world. Juclandia was created, first and foremost, to serve as a tool for education and a sandbox for wild ideas. We believe that this mission can be successfully accomplished and extended to many other beneficiaries if Juclandia’s spirit is transferred to a legally-recognised organisation.

In this sense, the aim of the ‘Juclandian Institute’ is, first and foremost, to innovate in the field of education, especially in the fields of general knowledge, politics, law, and citizenship. The secondary role of the Institute will be to formulate public policy for governments and other actors to use. There have been suggestions that there should be a third role, related to mental health awareness, given some speculations pertaining to the higher proportion of neurodiverse people in the micronational sector. However, this is not in our plans for the time being.

In the next few days, a more definitive calendar of political reform pertaining to the Juclandian Pragma and the Juclandian Republic will be published. Notwithstanding the changing nature of events, it is certain that the dissolution process for the Royal Government will start on August 23rd, 2019, and is expected to end by August 23rd, 2021, when Juclandia will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The deadline for the registration of the non-profit organisation was set as December 31st, 2019.

Change can be often hard and painful, but it is always necessary in order to keep up with the ever-evolving context surrounding our micronation. Starting the dissolution of the Royal Government is not an easy decision to make, but it is less painful than letting Juclandia fall into inactivity and stagnation. Keeping the flame alive has been, is, and will always be priority number one.