- What the FAQ is going on here?
- What is community and why is it so important?
- Do you seek to claim your own land?
- Why a monarchy?
- What kind of game is this?
- If this isn't a game, why do you utilize a fictional names for cities, locations and maps?
- Is there a plan for some kind of economy?
- What kind of people is Gotzborg looking for?
- How do I join?
- Who do I talk to for some more info?
What the FAQ is going on here?
The '''Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg''' is an endeavour geared to the creation of community, and a common identity associated with being a Gotzborger (or "Gotzer" for short). The Kingdom's primary and overriding goal is nationhood, not statehood. In this modern day and age, community is an important glue which holds society together. We have seen a disintegration and in some cases, a total dissolution. With modern conveniences allowing us to avoid interaction and depend less on the relationships we have with our neighbours, family and within our own macronations, community is important to holding society together in order to allow us to develop, grow and appreciate ourselves and the world in which we live in. "No man is an island". This old adage holds particular weight in this day when people seek to split themselves away from the world as a whole. The Kingdom seeks those who wish to unite to develop and form community, support, and a common identity in order to mold together a nation in which we can all be proud and desirous to contribute within.
What is community and why is it so important?
The dictionary says it best:
c : an interacting population of various kinds of individuals (as species) in a common location d : a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society e : a group linked by a common policy f : a body of persons or nations having a common history or common social, economic, and political interests g : a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society
:2 : society at large
While we seek community, we look to those from all over who are looking for a sense of community again. Do you ever find yourself longing for relationships beyond your immediate family and friends? Do you ever watch movies from the 50's where everyone knows everyone else, smiles, waves hello or greets those they don't know? Not much of that these days.
Do you seek to claim your own land?
No we do not. We feel that the stated and directed pursuit of land is both remote and unrealistic in this day and age where the globe itself is so much smaller than it was in the days before CNN, Cold War, terrorism and Reality TV. We seek 'nationhood' which is different from 'statehood' in that we do not seek land. We accept and understand that some micronations follow a course toward statehood and choose to create relationships with all nations in the pursuit of our goal...community and nationhood.
Why a monarchy?
At the point of decision to pursue the creation of this Kingdom, we were unable to allow for a democracy due to the need to provide a course, vision and direction. A monarchy is not to say an absolute monarchy, where the King rules absolutely, instead pursuing a Constitutional Monarchy in which the people provide voice and share direction towards nationhood.
What kind of game is this?
We prefer to not call the Kingdom a 'game'. It is not. As stated above, it is the pursuit of that missing component in today's society, community in the interests of forgin a common identify which all citizens can take pride in and which we can create relationships that spread beyond just our homes, hopefully learning in the process the values of community and in turn applying them back to the lives we lead and in other relationships.
If this isn't a game, why do you utilize a fictional names for cities, locations and maps?
It is the difference between providing a sanitary, white forum board in which people merely talk, to providing some 'atmosphere' and the associated trappings of monarchy, a state and its applicable parts. Many people respond more to the rich and distinct mental pictures provided with a bit of atmosphere and in turn are more creative, productive and associate themselves more with the 'national identity' we are creating.
Is there a plan for some kind of economy?
We are happy to announce that this measure of our nation will be a culmination of the efforts of our government, citizens and diplomatic relations. Economy is a portion of micronationalism that is dealt with differently all over. Economy will develop from need. Markets, products, desire and needs will develop over time. If you are interested in providing ideas, direction or creative talents, then we encourage you to take the time to join Gotzborg as a citizen and contribute as you see fit.
What kind of people is Gotzborg looking for?
With the association that the Kingdom is merely a 'game' we lose a large amount of participation from those who have the most to contribute. We cater to everyone. All ages, all talents, all ideas. Those who seek community, a creation of relationships with others, and a strong desire to adopt a communal identity you can be proud to be a part of. Those are the people we seek.
How do I join?
Check out the Ministry of Immigration and Human Resources board at our community forums.
Who do I talk to for some more info?
The best and more rewarding way to get more info is to stop by our community forums. The forums are the method by which we conduct and strengthen our nationhood and community identity. All prospective applicants are encouraged to spend some time as a visitor, contribute to discussions and ask questions.
If after spending some time you still feel you haven't got all the answers, post them to our community forums. Just remember one thing, micronationalism is not something that can be categorized into one specific box. It is a dynamic ever-changing world made up by the component parts ... people.