Official Website of the Empire of Lehmark
Nature of Lehmark and Micronationalism
The Empire of Lehmark is a micronation founded by His Imperial Majesty, William Lehman, Emperor and Autocrat on 19 April 2019.
Lehmark currently claims sovereignty over the eight States that make up the Empire of Lehmark.
The States of Lehmark:
Lehmark Capital State - located in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
State of Kokoda - located in Darra, Queensland, Australia.
Duchy of Bertram - located in Texas, United States.
State of Armstrong - located in Armstrong Creek, Victoria, Australia.
Lord Barony of Raasay - located in Huntly, United Kingdom.
State of Saint George - located in Haguenau, France.
State of Salop - located in Staffordshire, United Kingdom.
State of Market Hill - located in North Carolina, United States.
State of Athens - located in Moschatto District, Athens, Greece.
State of New Taipei - located in Taipei, Taiwan.
As of 26 August 2021 the Citizen Population of the Empire of Lehmark is 81 with 8 Citizens forming the Lehmarkian Peerage.
What is a Micronation?
Micronations are a "new country project" and should not be confused with cults, anti-government groups, terrorist organizations, or threats to national security.
Almost all micronations have a structure that is similar to an established sovereign state, and tend to include: territorial claims, government institutions, official symbols and citizens.
Micronations are often quite small, in both their claimed territory and claimed populations and may also issue formal instruments such as postage stamps, coins, banknotes and passports, and bestow honours and titles of nobility.
Lehmark's Primary Goal as a Micronation:
Lehmark is classified as a secessionist micronation - meaning we seek recognised independence and claim the right to self-determination and statehood under the Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States. Under customary international law as laid out in the Convention, Lehmark is an independent country, our next step is recognised independence from the wider international community.
Lehmark's Reason for Existing as a Micronation:
Our Motto is: For Absolutism and Social Progression. Our National Political and Ethical Morals and Guiding Ideas.
In Absolutism: We have designed a highly centralised autocratic monarchy, revolving around the Emperor and Autocrat's exercise of executive and legislative authority as per the Constitution. Recent developments have also seen the creation of an elected/appointed Imperial Senate, which is an elected advisory body to the Emperor and Autocrat. We believe that through readily available advice, the Emperor and Autocrat can introduce effective legislative action to meet the needs of the Nation, and not be bound by the division and slowness of traditional democracy.
In Social Progression: We have set down in the Constitution, our Bill of Rights: The most advanced of any Nation on Earth. At its core is the 17 Basic Human Rights we recognise. We expanded on those Basic Rights by introducing: 'Rights Derived from the United Nations Charter on Human Rights', 'LGBTIQ+ Specific Rights', 'Women’s Equality Rights' and 'Privacy and The Internet'.
Through our Facebook Page and Discord Server our Citizens are connected to one another, through these methods we are building our connectivity, communication and society. This helps to strengthen our foundations as a Nation and prepares us for the future.
Our Mission for 2021: Fill the Ranks of the Imperial Government, Achieve our National Development Plan, Expand our Cultural Identity.