Elected on July 5th to be the fifth Secretary-general of the Conference of Santiago,- Queen Maria I of Sildavia arrives at the highest post of the main intermicronational organization of the Americas with many ideas. Sought by Chronicles of Riachuelo, she gave the following interview:
Your Majesty, in four of the last five mandates of the Conference of Santiago you have been involved in administration, either as Secretary of diversity or Public Relations. How did these experiences in managing the Conference influence the ideas you now bring to the organization's main chair?
Firstly, I would like to say that it is a pleasure to participate in this interview. As secretary of diversity, I believe I saw the potential of our action within a theme like diversity, especially since we are mostly Latino micronations, and we also experienced xenophobia firsthand on a recent occasion. This gives us more strength to face this, to show that we shouldn't be underestimated because of our ethnicity. In addition to ethnic diversity, we can act to raise awareness of several other issues, such as the inclusion of women within micronationalism and also in the growing and ever more changing society. As well as the LGBTQIAP+ cause among others.
From its foundation to the present day, the Secretaries-general of the Conference of Santiago have gone through several challenges that have ended up placing the Conference among the main micronational organizations in the world. In your view, what will be the main challenge of your mandate?
As public relations secretary, I saw, even to a lesser extent, how much we can evolve in intermicronational relations, beyond agreements, beyond decorations. We can evolve together in a common point among micronations in points that affect our daily lives. I have been expressively interested in the study that the conference develops on a micronational economy beyond symbolism, or even on our real impact on the environment, as governments. The conference can achieve so much more, and I want to see it blossom into more.
What are the main objectives of your mandate for the Conference of Santiago? Is there any point that Your Majesty sees as crucial?
My main objective is to give the conference the path to its maximum potential, the influence, and the role we deserve. We have and must play our important role in the intermicronational scenario. Intermicronational collaboration is the key point for me, we must connect with other sectors, other organizations, and work on common ground and bring the organization the life it deserves.
In your opinion, what does the Conference of Santiago represent for micronationalism? What growth possibilities does CS have for the future?
We are the largest micronational organization in the Americas, we represent the union of different ethnicities, of different visions, the union that the continent can be in cooperation. I believe that the conference can have a growth that will take it to the role of intermicronational cooperation on a large scale in the future (greater than today), of diffusion of culture, tolerance, mediation, of receiving and participating in the politics of all micronationalism.
The chronicles of Riachuelo wishes luck and success to the new Secretary-general of the Conference of Santiago, which will be a mandate with great achievements for micronationalism.