GENEVA (CS) | More than half-a-year since inactivity caused nearly 50% of Alexandria’s Micras territory to be chopped, the micronation’s health has rebounded, allowing it to recoup much of the loss.
The expansion request, filed yesterday by Emperor Edgard Carrillo, has quickly received the blessing of two of the Micronational Cartography Society’s Administrative Council members and is expected to pass without significant opposition given the micronation’s recent high-level of activity. Once implemented, Alexandria will recover its lost territory on the Micras continents of Cibola and Keltia, which represents the bulk of its historic lands which were lost in the January 2014 reduction.
Also included in the expansion request is the founding of the Imperial Colony of St. John in the Barbary Straits locale of Western Cibola. The Imperial Government expects that Alexandrian control of the Straits will strengthen the micronation’s economy. Possession of the Straits, which were the scene of a bitter dispute between Alexandria and Jingdao in 2012, will also allow Alexandria to control important shipping routes, especially if other micronations seek to expand their claims along the currently vacant shoreline in the area.