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Frequently Asked Questions

What does IGE stand for?
The Imperial Government in Exile.

What is a Micronation?
A micronation can be several things: a model country that exists solely as a work of fiction (model countries, cyber nations, an exercise of historical or cultural interest, phantom countries, etc.), a small group of people who are seeking sovereignty from another governmental power, a collection of brave souls who are trying to establish a new country, or a tiny sovereign jurisdiction that may have escaped notice of other major powers.

What is a Government in Exile?
A government in exile is a political group that claims to be a country's legitimate government but for various reasons is unable to exercise its legal powers, and usually resides in a foreign county.

Are you recognized by the United Nations?
No, they have not heard of us and probably never will.

Why a Monarchy?
We believe that a limited monarchy is a system of government preferable to a republic in that it provides us with an apolitical head of state who governs impartially and who is not beholden to any particular political party or movement.

Do we plan to take over the United States Government?
No, we do not plan to overthrow or take over the United States Government.  First, they have a large standing army and we do not.  Second, trying to do so would fail and would be treason with some rather unhappy consequences.  Third, we do not wish to assume any of the debt or problems of the United States Government.  Fourth, while some of us may be a bit crazy we are not that crazy.

What will I have to do if I become a citizen?
Whatever you want.  We don't demand taxes, and don't have a military service.  We have a forum, and it will be nice to see activity.  However, participation is encouraged but not required, and we do not charge to be a citizen.  There are usually openings in various government positions, but you will not be required to take one.  As for becoming a citizen, please move on to the next question.

How can I become a citizen?
Simply contact the Ministry of Immigration and request to apply for citizenship.  It would be a good idea to read the Citizenship Act.

So you have an Emperor, is there an Empress?
No, we do not have an Empress.  The Emperor does have a partner, but the Emperor is also gay.  Being that the term Empress is female, the term Empress does not apply.  Currently, the Emperor's partner has the title of Duke of Louisiana, and it is being considered on whether to confer the title of Prince Consort or something similar.