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noachian

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I visited the unofficial website which stated (or seemed to state) that an area of West FLorida was a British Terriotory, I how researched this not to be true and the DOminion was abolished in the 1700's, I think I followed to the website from a member of this forum, is there any information on this so called Dominion, if so I would greatful to see .
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I visited the unofficial website which stated (or seemed to state) that an area of West FLorida was a British Terriotory,

We assert that we are of right part of the British Commonwealth of Nations, - a former part of the British Empire, but no more 'British Territory' than is Canada.
The Bold Highlighted Quote on the opening Page states it well (I think)

We do not seek to restore 'British Sovereignty', rather we seek to restore the Native Sovereignty of our People under God and the Crown. We proclaim the necessity of religion, the wisdom of tradition, the authority of the family, and the advantages of legitimate monarchy...


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I how researched this not to be true and the DOminion was abolished in the 1700's,

The Floridas were swapped for Havana Cuba in 1783.  The terms of that treaty are the 'admittedly thin' basis for our assertion that the Spanish claim failed with the deposing of Carlos IV and Ferdinand VII.  - That 'Lapse of Claim' theory was also used by those who established the 'West Florida Republic' - a short lived nation crushed, not by Spain, by the United States

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I think I followed to the website from a member of this forum, is there any information on this so called Dominion, if so I would greatful to see .

The history pages cover our 'claims' pretty well, and has appropriate links.  If you have questions after reading that I'd be glad to answer here, or via PM.

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noachian

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Thankyou Baron, that was most helpful,
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Your very welcome.

You may even wish to consider dual citizenship!

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noachian

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I am not familiar with this duel citizenship, well I can asume it means have a citizenship here in the United Kingdom and a citizenship over in the DBWF, but is that legal? And I have researched that the DBWF isnt yet a British Territory?

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Isn't yet a 'recognized' territory.

Dual citizenship is legal and more common than you may think.  Most children of service members born abroad are 'dual citizens' (I have son who is a Spanish Subject and an American Citizen, and a Dominion Subject).




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Oh ok,,,,thankyou.
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One more thing, does it actually have a Government, even if it isnt an official Territory or Commmonwealth member? And how does it have a Govner-General, I believe Her Majesty has to appoint G-G's of official Commonwealth states.
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It has an Acting Governor-General.  Her Majesty doesn't likely know a thing about us, unless she's read the Lonely Planet Guide to Micronations.  Our Petitions to Her Majesty are, I would presume, classed as 'nut case mail' and trashed by some third assistant in the mail room of the Palace.

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I am curious as the the claim of the Duke of Florida. The bio site says:

"His Grace was elevated to the Peerage of the Dominion upon the passing of his father, Robert VI, in 1969. He accepted the position of Governor-General im (sic) June of 1994, assuming leadership of the third restoration government."

From what font springs his title? Also, does he sign the letters patent for the nobles of the Dominion? And, if so, would that not mean he was acting as a Grand Duke?

To clarify, I haven't an issue if this is the case, but the matter doesn't seem to be addressed on the site. Also, if I've misunderstood, I admit to my ignorance of British royal tradition. I am more familiar with German nobility.
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The fount of passion and creative history?

Her Majesty has not officially conferred the titles, they're all titles in pretense....

The Duke granted the titles in Her Majesty's Name, acting for Her, and not claiming the authority for himself. 

The "Governor-General" now acts in the same manner.

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The fount of passion and creative history? Her Majesty has not officially conferred the titles, they're all titles in pretense.... The Duke granted the titles in Her Majesty's Name, acting for Her, and not claiming the authority for himself.  The "Governor-General" now acts in the same manner.


Sounds reasonable given the current political position of the Dominion, thank you.
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the Spanish claim failed with the deposing of Carlos IV


So you're saying Jose I Bonaparte did not have rights to the Floridas?

Do y'all recognize the historical Republic of W. Florida as legitimate?

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So your saying Jose I Bonaparte did not have rights to the Floridas?

He was a puppet of Napoleon I, and was not legitimate in Florida, Spain or the rest of the spanish colonies

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He was a puppet of Napoleon I, and was not legitimate in Florida, Spain or the rest of the spanish colonies


So Simon Bolivar had a right to rebel? OK, I guess I'm in no position to argue with you about Latin American history. ¬°Viva Colombia!

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