Dominion of Melchizedek

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The Dominion of Melchizedek is a micronation . It was founded in 1986 by Evan David Pedley and his son, Mark Logan Pedley. The name Melchizedek was chosen after the biblical figure of the same name. The Dominion regards itself as the Ecclesiastical Sovereign Nation State and has raised various claims to sovereignty over time, mainly on a number of Pacific islands. These are the uninhabited Taongi Atoll ( Marshall Islands ), the Colombian island of Malpelo , Karitane Shoal (a reef nine meters below the surface of the water), the Solkope Island belonging to the Rotuma Islands , and the French Clipperton Island .

Public Dominion was primarily for his role in money laundering and the legitimacy of fraudulent offshore - banks . Both founders have multiple criminal records in the US for fraud.

A third party recognition as a state is not evident. The American Securities and Exchange Commission describes them as nonexistent. Only one article in the Washington Post mentions diplomatic recognition by the Central African Republic in 1993, but at the same time the article notes “... you get the feeling that the Central African Republic would recognize the State of Denial if it had a letterhead. ", Analogously:" ... one gets the impression that the Central African Republic would recognize every state as long as it has a letterhead. "

See also


Manfred Glinig, The international financial fraud. Volume 3, Verlag RS Schulz, Starnberg 1996, 4th edition 2003, ISBN 3-7962-0451-1

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. The Nation, Bangkok May 30, 1999
  2. Report from Indymedia Archive: [1]
  3. ^ Litigation Release No. 16368 . Securities and Exchange Commission. November 23, 1999. Retrieved December 21, 2010.
  4. Richard Leiby and James Lileks: The ruse that roared; It was! Island nation targets France in Ruthenian missile crisis , Washington Post. November 5, 1995. "The quote is a play on words: State of Denial means denial of reality in English, State is also the word for state."